Sunday, September 30, 2012

Money or Brushes

You all know I looooove my makeup brushes, but did you know I also try not to spend a complete fortune on them? Some of my absolute favorite brushes are from my local dollar stores!

I value quality workmanship in makeup brushes, as well as comfort of use. Mostly, though, I want them to work well and feel great on my skin!

When looking at makeup brushes or makeup in general, sometimes trial and error are just the best methods in finding what really works for your lifestyle. And by lifestyle you know I mean budget, baby!

We all have our fave high and low budget finds in makeup and brushes. What are some of your favorite brands and why?

Cheers to feeling fancy, faces!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Smoky Eye, Flawless Face

Well, almost flawless!

Hope you enjoyed the video! Here are some deets on the goodies I used for this look!

  • belle cosmetic brushes from Dollar General (foundation brush, dome eye shadow brush, defining eye shadow brush, brow comb&brush,) $1 each.  Seriously!
  • L.A. Colors Professional Eyeshadow Blender brush from Family Dollar. Comes in a set with a flat shadow brush for $1 or $2. For real!
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation in 320 Warm Golden
  • Revlon Photoready Concealer in 003 Light Medium
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder in 03 Transparency 3
  • Red sponge from Sephora
  • stila smudge crayon in black
  • Clinique quick eyes in khaki (used on eyebrows)
  • Brow set from Your Brand Professional
  • Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara (I literally edited out three or four more coats than the video shows!! That was worse than watching paint dry! Hahaha!)
  • MAC eyeshadows: cork, carbon, bottle green, all that glitters
  • NYX Haute Jersey leopard couture palette for bronzers and blush

Let me know if there are any looks or techniques you'd like to see more on, and I will do my best to 
make it happen!  Or hair ideas!  Did you see my fun hairstyles for fall video? Clicky here!

Cheers to a week's worth of editing videos!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pretty bows!

I have been talking about these sweet little goodies in my last two YouTube videos! My friend and client, Joanna Martinec, makes these by hand from some of the softest felt I have ever, well, felt!
She has her own shop on and is just the sweetest soul! I just loved playing around with different hairstyles for the fall video I made (I would totally give you the link to said video right now, if I could figure out how to get the hang of THat!) Haha!
Ok, so just wanted to make sure you could find these bowsies and please please please play with your hair!
Cheers to cheery accessories!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Just killing a few minutes before my next client hits my chair! What's up in your beauty world?