Sunday, July 29, 2012

What's in my summer travel makeup bag 2012

Many of you know that I am a minimalist at heart. I don't like to collect a bunch of things I'll never use and so goes my travel makeup bag. During the summer months you'll need long wearing, sweatproof products that help to absorb oil and shine. In this video I show you how I pack my makeup for summer travel.
The roll was purchased at Ross and I'm not sure what the brand name was but it was only around $6.00

Here is the complete list of everything in my bag:

Kroger eye drops Artificial tears
La Femme Brow powder in Med. Brown
Safety blade
Shu Uemura eyelash curler
Lancome Artliners in Ice Carob and Brown'
L'Oreal De-Crease shadow base
Maybelline Collosal Volume express mascara in waterproof black
Kiss waterproof eyeliner in Blackest Black
Mac Matte Bronzing powder
Physicians formula Happy Booster in Rose
Milani baked powder blush in Corallina
Physicians formula Shimmer strips bronzer in Riviera Strip
Palladio Rice powder in Translucent
Ben Nye Total Cover all wheel in Sk-100
Celebre Pro foundation in Me-4 and DK-4
Revlon colorstay Mineral Mousse in Light/Medium
Smashbox Photo finish Light primer
Powder brush
Buff brush
blush brush
Fan brush
Brow brush
Fluff Brush
Small shadow brush

I carry all of my lip products in my purse. I only took the following:

Lancome lipliner in Ideal
Shu Uemura lipstick in 132
Stila Lipgloss in Kaleidoscope
Lancome lipstick in Wannabe cream

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Black and White lace face painting tutorial

Many have asked for a quick lace face painting design that could be used on a job so, here is one that is my most popular with women and teens.
 I used the following:
a custom splitcake made with DFX Black, Fab silver & Wolfe white
3/4 in flat brush
#1 round brush
Crystal clear gem with Glimmer glue adhesive

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and if you have any special requests please leave a comment here or on my You Tube Channel at

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunflower belly painting

I am always honored to paint a baby bump. It is such an intimate type of art. I get to spend an hour with a mommy and her soon to be child. I get to see and fell the baby moving and kicking while I paint and trust me they ALWAYS do. There must be something about the mommy sitting still and the feel of my hand and brush going across the mommy's skin that the babies enjoy.

Today this little girl was moving like crazy. She hadn't shown off her skills to any of her family except me so for that I truly felt special. Here are some pictures from today's Sunflower Belly Painting.

The second picture we added glitter to the Sunflower for a really blingy effect. It was amazing in person!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Too Faced Naked Eye palette Makeup tutorial

This look was created with the Too Faced Naked eye palette. It's a great basic eye makeup palette. I love the fact that the give you little look cards to help you use their eyeshadows in the correct way.
 I have put together a tutorial using this palette and the following to help you get a better understanding of ways you can use this. I may show you how to acheive a smokey eye with this palette if you are interested. Let me know in the comment section below.
Here is what I used:

L'Oreal decrease eye shadow base
Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadow in Tough as Taupe
Too Faced Naked eye palette
Mac Black Track gel eyeliner
Kiss waterproof black eyeliner
Bare Minerals Complexion enhancer in Pure Radiance
Bare Minerals Blush in R.S.V.P.
Graftobian Lipstick in Kiss me
Lancome lip liner in Ideal
Stila Lipgloss in Grapefruit
Maybelline Mascara Colossal Volum expressin Waterproof black

Watch the video here. Click on the video to subscribe to more tutorials.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Body Shop Body Butters

After all these years I'm still in love with the body butters from The Body Shop. Many, many moons ago I got my start in beauty working for a small company who still marked prices on their product with a price gun. I fell in love with the products and still to this day enjoy going into their shops and picking out delicious products that not only do I love but, my whole family loves.

 If you haven't experienced a body butter it's a real treat. It's a thick body cream that just melts onto your skin with the ultimate in hydration and leaves behind a fantastic scent. No perfume needed after applying these in fact this is all I wear. Shortly after these came out The Body Shop made shower gels to match so now you can start the experience in the shower by layering your scent as you go. I wish they made matching shampoos and conditioners! Hint Hint to The Body Shop if your listening.

 Here is one of the original body butters... Brazil Nut is yummy! It has a sweet, warm, nutty  fragrance and works excellent for anyone with normal to dry skin. Still one of my faves for the cooler months.

This one I discovered last year and is my all time favorite. It smells just like a freshly squeezed grapefruit. Sweet and refreshing. Must have for summer time.This is great for normal skin types.

If you love Citrus then this one is gonna get you! Fresh, clean and vibrant. I love Lemons!!! In fact here's a great lemon at home scrub you can make with stuff you probably already have in your pantry. Great for normal to dry skin
And here is the yummiest of all. Who doesn't love strawberries? This one takes me back to being a little girl and playing with my strawberry shotcake doll. My daughter just loves this one too! Great for normal to dry skin.
There are many more scents available but, these are just my picks. They come in a travel size if you just want to try it out. That's what I do when I just can't decide however, the travel size goes so quickly I end up back in the shop to pick up the regular size!

Stay cool and Hydrated this summer,

Shawna : )
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