Cheap + Easy Glitter Lips for Halloween

Cheap + Easy Glitter Lips for Halloween

Fall, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Tutorials and Tips, Videos
Wow, Colleen's doing a Halloween post? Well, kinda... I've never really gotten into Halloween, except for the candy when I was a kid. Now, I supposed I'd be excited for a costume party just for the fun makeup. So today's post and video are about getting awesome glittery lips without the mess and expense of glitter glue and loose glitter. Does it look exactly the same as if you went through all that trouble? Not completely. But does it still look cool? Yep. I got these glitter singles from Wet 'n Wild a while ago and used them on my eyes a couple times (including in my first 2-minute transformation video). But being the lipstick-lover I am, I naturally began to wonder how these would work on the lips. The…
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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fireball: Review and Tutorial

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fireball: Review and Tutorial

Eyes, Product reviews, Seasonal, Summer, Tutorials and Tips, Videos
Hi all, It's been too long. I was sick as I was moving, ran around all over the place to get furniture and set up the new apartment, and then got sick again. After two weeks of this second illness, I'm finally feeling like I'm in the clear. You can hear in the video that my voice is slightly too deep, as I filmed it last week when I was still coughing a lot... but I was desperate to get something out to you guys! I went to Sephora on a whim recently and got a few samples of eyeliners and skincare to try out, and I decided to check out Urban Decay's new summer products. When I saw that most of their new eyeshadows are duochrome/have some sort of shift to…
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How to: Depot Makeup

How to: Depot Makeup

DIYs, Lifestyle, Tutorials and Tips, Videos
So many people have "declutter" on their list of new years resolutions. Depotting is a great way to declutter your makeup collection by removing pans of makeup from their individual compacts and placing them into a single palette. I went on a bit of a depotting craze over break, and I've finally put all of the footage together! The video has some instruction, but I wanted to put more detailed instructions and my tips in a blog post in case you want it. http://youtu.be/AmEG-j8C-bM That video definitely doesn't hide just how many products I depotted. I didn't even show the second palette with the blushes! As I was packing to go home back in December, I noticed just how many individual compacts I had, and how little I really used…
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Gradient/Ombre Nail Tutorial

Gradient/Ombre Nail Tutorial

Tutorials and Tips, Videos
Hey everyone, I decided to go a bit of a different route this time and give you guys a nail tutorial. I used to be really into nail art, but over time I've had less and less time to spend on it. I thought it would be fun for me to go back to something I used to love so much, and put together a tutorial for one of my favorite techniques: ombre nails! All you need is some nail polish and an eyeshadow applicator (the cheap sponge kind). You can either search your stash for one that came with a drugstore palette, or buy a pack at the drugstore for super cheap. If you're a visual learner, check out my video to see me do this technique. Otherwise, scroll…
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BH Cosmetics "That's Heart" Palette Review + Tutorial

BH Cosmetics "That's Heart" Palette Review + Tutorial

Palettes and sets, Product reviews, Tutorials and Tips, Videos
Hi guys, I grabbed this BH Cosmetics "That's Heart" palette from Hautelook for a hefty discount fairly recently, and after a few weeks of trying it out, I'm finally ready to give you guys a review! You know how some products you try once, and you just know how they work? Like my last review on the color-changing lipstick. It was clear after one use how I felt about it, and how to describe it to you guys. Well, this palette took a little more time to figure out. It caught my eye for the eyeshadows--I love that there are a few neutrals and a few colors--and the fact that the bronzer, blush, and highlight were built in, too. How can I say no to convenience? Here are the swatches of the eyeshadows: And…
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FOTD: Gold Eyes, Bold Lip

FOTD: Gold Eyes, Bold Lip

FOTD, Tutorials and Tips
EDIT: I posted this a few days ago, but it posted to the date I began the draft...back in October! My apologies, and enjoy! Hi all, I wanted to show you one of my favorite looks so far for this season. I wore this to a holiday dinner a couple nights ago, and I was really hoping to have it up before Christmas in case you needed a simple holiday look as well, but alas... What's great about this look, though, is that you don't really need an "occasion" to use it because it's not over the top. I think a deep plum or berry lip would also look great with the gold eyes! Here's the final look: And here's how to do it: 1) Start off with your favorite…
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Types of Makeup Removers

Types of Makeup Removers

Comparisons, Product reviews, Skin, Tutorials and Tips
Hey, girls! I'm sure many of you would agree with me when I say that the worst part of makeup is taking it off. There are so many different kinds of products that claim to be the all-in-one miracle that will magically get everything off your face with just one swipe, but the truth is you have to experiment with lots of different brands and combinations until you find something that works for you. I'm going to talk about the different kinds of makeup removers out there and which ones have worked best for me so far. Wipes https://flic.kr/p/qb6eaf Cleansing wipes are super popular because they're easy to use---you just wipe it over your face and your makeup is off. This was the first kind of product I used to…
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Types of Foundation Brushes

Types of Foundation Brushes

Product reviews, Tools, Tutorials and Tips
Hey, beauties! I'm excited to announce a new series for my blog: Sunday Spotlight! Each week I'll focus on a different subject and talk about various options, and hopefully you'll have a better idea of what will work best for you. That way, you can save your money and treat yourself to something on your wish list :) So, here we go! There are so many different kinds of foundation brushes out there, and sometimes it's hard to tell which will work best with your different foundations, and which are worth splurging on. I'm in no way a makeup brush expert, but through some trial and error I have developed some opinions that I think might help anyone who's in the market for something new but isn't sure where to…
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Get Smooth Legs for Summer!

Get Smooth Legs for Summer!

First impressions, Product reviews, Skin, Tutorials and Tips
Hey, girls! I've been toying around with the idea of waxing my legs for a few years, but I finally decided to bite the bullet and try an at-home waxing kit. I was always nervous about it because my skin is sensitive, and I thought waxing would make it worse. But my sensitive skin always makes me get bright red and itchy razor bumps on my legs when I shave, and it's just unbearable. I finally decided that even if my skin flared up with waxing, I would have A LOT more time to let my skin relax before doing it all over again, which in the long run seemed a lot more pleasant. After browsing the options, I went for the Sally Hansen Ouch Relief Wax Strip Kit. It…
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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

FOTD, Tutorials and Tips
Hi, everyone! I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while. I had a crazy week and didn't have much time to get photos together for a post. But now I do! https://flic.kr/p/qsuwE4 I was playing around with my Wet n Wild palette in Comfort Zone and decided to post a tutorial for this really simple neutral smokey-ish look. It's super easy and only takes a couple minutes to do. 1. Take the "browbone" shade from the right side of the palette and pat it into the inner 2/3 of the lid. https://flic.kr/p/qbfv2e 2. Take the "definer" shade from the right side and work it into the outer third, blending it in with your base color. Drag any excess through your crease. https://flic.kr/p/pvF8co 3. Dip your brush into the "definer"…
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