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Brown Smokey Eye Tutorial

I might have another post just like this somewhere…haha, but here is a 2011 one!

put a medium, sorda dark brown shadow on the crease and blended out

this is the color i used, its from a random palette

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put a bit of black eyeshadow in the crease

put the medium brown color from my bronzer all over the lid to help blend. It’s the NYC mosaic bronzer in Mocha Glow

add liner and highlight brown bone with a beige color

Done!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Eat lots of chocolate bunnies!

Since Lent is ending I can finally have milk tea/tapioca drinks again. You know how a lot of people after coming off from Lent, they say “I don’t even miss (whatever they gave up) anymore” ? Well, as for me, I’m gonna have at least two milk teas tomorrow, just because I can 😀

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Milani EOTD

This is the post best friend has been waiting for…hahaha

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I did a sultry brown look because I was discussing with my best friend that I was bored and that I really wanted to go out, but didn’t have anywhere to go so instead I blog! I wanted to do a video originally, but I couldnt get the camera set up in a position where I could sit and you can see my whole head so maybe some other time…

Oh yeh, and I did a kinda tutorial too!

Products used:

Face
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Medium Beige [not my shade but I just used it since I knew I would wash it off soon]

Eyes
UDPP
Milani shadows

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Jane mineral gel liner
NYX Slate jumbo eye pencil
Wet’n’Wild waterproof eyeliner in black

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Soft Smokey

This is sorda the opposite of my last FOTD in a way because instead of being all matte, it’s really shimmery! Which I didn’t really mean to do, but it just ended up that way, but it still turned out cute. I wanted to do a soft smokey look for the daytime.

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Face:
– Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel
– Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda concealer pallette [under eyes]
– MAC Mineralized skinfinish natural in medium

Eyes:
– Urban Decay Primer Potion
1) The Body Shop shimmercubes silver
2) e.l.f. silvery white color
3) Bare Escentuals warmth
4) Jordana black
5) NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in slate
6) coastal scents gel liner
7) a matte cream color, I forgot to take a picture of it

I used the matte cream color all over from brown bone to lashline. Then I put the silver colors on my lid, then warmth in the crease then black over the warmth and blend well. I used the NYX jumbo pencil on my waterline, I like that pencil cuz its like a gray that’s kinda blue-ish. It looks great paired with a smokey eye without being too dark. Then I lined my upper lashline with gel liner.

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With flash:

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Purple FOTD

I hope I don’t have another post titled Purple FOTD..I’m not so creative when it comes to blog titles haha.

I used the same purple elf eyeshadow quad in “silver lining” that I used on Christmas except this time I applied a neutral colored shadow all over the lid before applying the other colors so it would be toned down for daytime.

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I don’t like this picture of me, but my hair looks sleek! yay!

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On another note, Lent is upon us and for those who are not familiar with lent it is a period of 40 days and 40 nights [yeah, like that movie with Josh Hartnett!] where you give something up that you normally do or have everyday [for example, coffee for some people]. I’m not what you would call religious, I just participate in Lent because I’m weird and I think it’s fun to test my willpower haha. For Lent this year I gave up Youtube and reading beauty blogs because I noticed that I go on Youtube and read beauty blogs practically every day when I should be doing homework or something more productive. So it sucks because I can’t keep up on all your guys’ blogs and stuff. but I know the posts are still gonna be there when I get back and I allowed myself to blog which is a good thing because I need to try to update this thing regularly instead of randomly. So, did you give up anything for Lent?


Dollar Store Find!

Thanks to Anna who generously donated these to me! Haha

Ten Beauty eyeshadows

I barely believed it myself…

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The bottom 6 colors are shimmery and the top 3 are semi-matte

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Silky eyeshadow in “wheat”
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FOTD

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The color got a bit washed out by the flash in the next pic

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I used #1 [the numbered swatches above] in the contour, number 2 along the upper lashline, then 3 for highlight. I didnt realize those other colors, the ones I used on the highlight were pretty shimmery, but luckily I didn’t use much because Kim Kardashian says you never use a shimmery highlight! The eyeshadows were applied on top of Urban Decay Primer Potion.

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Get some at the 99 cent store!!!

EDIT: “the single shadow was from the dollar store and the 9 shadow one was from target for like $2.99. But I bet I could have gotten it at the dollar store also cuz they have the brand there… haha” – Anna

Thanks for clearing that up! I was kinda thinking they wouldn’t sell that whole palette fo ra dollar haha


Pink Smoky FOTD

My professor pushed back our paper deadline so now I can blog! Yayyy!

My inspiration:

My attempt:

Anna gave me some makeup that she didn’t use anymore [thanks again!] and a lot of the shadows were pink or purpley-pink. I don’t usually use pink shadows so I didn’t really know what to do until I found this video on youtube! Of course I don’t have the same shadows that Misschievous uses, so I improvised and did a budget friendly version of it.

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Products used:
Eyes

Covergirl 4 shadow pallete with pinks for highlight and crease
Adorned with Grace Happiness [cool pink] on crease
Rimmel medium green color
Ulta Galaxy [Black with micro glitter]

I used both the darkest pink from CG and Happiness in the area above the crease. Since I don’t have a gunmetal kinda that Misschievous uses, I layered Galaxy and the Rimmel green color because the green provides the iridescence while the Galaxy makes it smokey and dark. On my lips I used Milani Secret [a sheer milky color] lip gloss and NYX lip pencil in Iced Coffee.

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In other non makeup related news…I got a fish!

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He’s a Ryukin goldfish, that’s how we got the name Ryu, remember Streetfighter? I know Christiana does! haha. I originally wanted a Pearlscale goldfish, but I saw this guy at the pet store and I fell in love! He’s beauutiful!


Bright Teal Liner

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I wanted to do something simple, easy and different from my other looks. It was inspired by Tao’s back to school look except I only used a few things. I find myself not waking up early enough to do a full face of makeup before heading off to school so my makeup routine is gettin lazier and lazier.

I used:

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Mary Kay eyeshadow in Jade

I applied the light color all over the lid and then the dark color on the bottom

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Pantina gel liner pallete in navy blue

I put this before applying the bright teal eyeshadow to help it stick

And finished it off with Rimmel Underground liquid liner[in black]  to line the top. I apologize I don’t remember what I used on my lips, I think it’s NYX in soft fushia mixed with some lipgloss…haha.  And that’s all folks!


New Stuff & Green EOTD

I’m back! I must really love you guys… 🙂

Here’s some goodies I got recently

Cubbies from the Dollar Tree. I like them because you can stack them!

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Plastic Bag holder from Ikea. Some girl passed by the plastic bag holders and looked at them and said “What the heck is that for?” and rolled her eyes. It’s something everyone needs they just don’t realize it yet. [That’s an original Dyno in the background].

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Toothbrush holder from Ikea. It’s so cute! I share the bathroom with a dude and one of these days the sink counter top will be filled with girly stuff and he will get scared.

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Something else I go nuts for….honey milk tea with tapioca! From the mom and pop donut shop near my house. The staff is sooo friendly there!

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See it’s the little things that make me happy 🙂 Oh wait, here’s a big new thing…

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New computer! Well, semi new. It was a hand-me-down from my dad cuz he’s always looking to upgrade his electronics. It’s a huge step up from my old piece o’crap laptop. [for those who are nosy and are gonna enlarge that picture, if you look carefully there’s a shoutout to xppinkx haha]

And now for makeup things…EOTD!

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I used a bunch of green shadows…yeh. I’m super lazy to list them, it’s amazing that I even posted this much so far. If you’re dying to know what I used then let me know. Oh yeh and did you noticed my eyebrows got magically fixed? I had them threaded last week! I’ll post on it later…I promise!


Dramatic Milani Smokey

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I’m finally putting my Milani eyeshadows to good use!

I used Storm on outer v and crease, Silver Bullet on inner lid, Mark eye-mark in Minx [a shimmery taupe] on outer lid. For the highlight I used a bunch of different shadows because it didn’t look right with just Snow Frost, but I don’t really remember all the stuff I used.

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Milani Jumbo Pencil in Iced Coffee

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Some drama for your mama

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I said I would let you know about my hair…well, I didn’t notice a difference using the honey and olive oil mask. So, I’m still on the lookout for a deep conditioner that is affordable! [Or try to find Joico K-pak on sale!]


Adorned with Grace [t123] Minerals EOTD

Ok, I’m not gonna lag anymore, here’s the tutorial!

Adorned with Grace Minerals is a mineral store that has not yet opened, but they went through a testing phase where those lucky enough to catch it could sign up to receive pigment samples and test them out and then give feedback. I majorly hauled her eyeshadow and blush samples because the prices during the testing phase were CRAZY good and I saw it as a golden opportunity, so I bought a bunch! Sorry, I don’t mean to make people sad that they missed out on the testing phase, but I wanted to explain how I came across these pigments and also spread the word! As soon as her store opens officially, I’ll let you know!

On another note, the owner and creator of AwG Minerals, Franchesca, is one of the sweetest ladies. She provides the most awesome customer service and is just nice to chat with in general! 🙂 Anyhoo, on to business…

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I used milk of magnesia as a base and then applied Golden Copper with mixing medium to the lid.

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I then applied chestnut brown wet to the crease, concentrating it on the outer crease.

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Then I applied Bronze Mahogany in the outer V. “Mahogany” looks weird when you spell the word out…sorry, random. It looks all stripey now because the colors aren’t blended.

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This is after blending. I had to blend with a damp eyeshadow brush because once foiled pigment dries, it pretty much stays put! But that’s a good thing!

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The finished product

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I rushed the eyeliner that’s why it looks weird. Never rush your eyeliner! It is black shadow and mixing medium.

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There ya go!