Thursday, July 21, 2011

Britney Spears Inspired Tutorial

Hey Guys and Gals,

This was really fun look to put together! It's easy to apply and actually very wearable... for a night out, probably not to work or school! I used my Urban Decay Naked Palette because it's something a lot of people have. I love watching tutorials that use a common palette so I don't have to purchase a lot of new product to try out a look!

Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion

The shadows used from Naked Palette:
Sidecar: All over the lid
Virgin: Inner corner and brow bone
Gunmetal: Middle of the eye
Creep: Crease, outer "V" and lower lash line

Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Charcoal
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero

Lips and cheeks:
Emani Lip Gloss in Blush
Bare Minerals Blush in Secret

Rhinestones can be purchased at any beauty supply as nail gems or any craft store.

Thank you for watching!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I wanted a mail order makeup subscription that was somewhat similar to Birchbox, but that had full size products. I found a couple different sites, but seemed to fit best into my budget and it had some brand name products that I wanted to try. Some of the other sites that I looked at: - Every month they focus on a particular brand and you get full size retail products. Prices start at $35 plus $8 shipping. The reason I didn't choose this particular box was because the price and I want to try products from multiple brands, not just one. Maybe I will try this one at some point, but it was a little more than I wanted to spend at this point. - This company sends you samples 4 times a year. They send samples plus a magazine which is a nice touch. The cost is $30 plus $9 shipping (I swear when I originally looked it was closer to $50 total, maybe they are having special?). You get to write reviews about the products that you try. This one really appealed to me, but the fact that they only come out 4 times a year was kind of a turn off. This might be great for someone one a strict budget!  - I just found out about this website. Seems like they have some really nice products, but it's really similar to BirchBox.

MakeupMonthly Pros and Cons:

  • Flat $30 
  • Brands I wanted to try: MAC, Urban Decay, Cargo, Nars, Etc. 
  • Choice of nails, cosmetics or skin care
  • No extra charge for shipping
  • Store isn't open just yet
  • I'm not sure if the products I'm getting are old or not
  • Tips and Tricks don't always apply to what I'm doing
  • Questionnaire isn't all that great.
Overall Opinion:
I'm excited to see what I get next month and I'm hoping that I will get more products that are relevant to me. At this point I want to try a different makeup subscription and I'm really considering Test Tube. I've read the New Beauty magazine and I really like it.