Random Sunday 04/20/2014

Happy easter! Or if you celebrate another holiday happy 4/20 bahahaha

I did a fun blooper reel on my OFFICIAL Youtube channel for my OFFICIAL freelance makeup Artistry. I have decided I am committing to make this dream happen. Below is my week in pictures.

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NYX display being assembled at my local CVS!!!

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Favorite eye look and face of the day for the week.

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And I made Comp cards using Picmoney and Paint I am trying to decide which I like better or what photos I should use to make a third more perfect one. Any suggetions?

Most WOW moment of the week?

Season three of scandal was INSANE. I don’t want to wait for next season but I guess I have too! I haven’t loved a show this much since original ER!

So I will end my week finishing this post and watching a new WGN show Salem.

I love anything vampire, witches, werewolves, fairies, or really super natural. The Salem witch history is more appealing to me as it is historical.

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Friday Foundation edition 04/18/2014

Ok straight to the point. It took me only three days to give up on the Bare Skin by Bare minerals. I had high hopes but it seemed to sink into my pores no matter the prep. Of course this is my review on my skin which is combination with large pores around nose/cheek area. I purchased with my own funds (which is a bummer as I think QVC’s return policy sucks and probably not worth the hassle) so opinion and pictures of results all my own. :D I had high hopes too. I think the color was spot on just the wear for me was not there.

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I think really for this review the pictures tell it all. It didn’t feel heavy on my skin or make me have a reaction. I looked awesome when first one (if I do say so myself lol) but just didn’t have the wear. These pics were taken about ten hours after first application but really about four in the nose gave way and pores obvious then the chin by six.

You can find my first impression post here. 

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Lighthearted post

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I saw this on someone’s instagram and screen saved it. First i love gone with the wind.  Rhett butler is my kind of sexy cad. And Vivienne Lee is a classic beauty. It’s a three way tie for me between her,  Elizabeth Taylor,  and Audrey Hepburn. I do love Marilyn Monroe and mae west but for different sex appeal.

I digress.  I claim this day as a good day to utilize our resting bitchface cuz mo one has time for wrinkles lol

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My current beauty secret

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I was starting to get icky bumps… not quite pimples but not bug bites. It was weird. I also was getting blemishes annoyingly on my chin. I started two to three times a week in the am mixing a non oil moisturizer with a drop of the tea tree oil. Then at night…. every night I put a drop of the new Vitamin E overnight serum-on-oil (both oils from the body shop — purchased with my own money). I feel that my skin is so much smoother and moisturized.

The instruction on the Vitamin E serum is Apply a few drops in the palm of your hands and gently rub together to warm. Apply on the face and the neck with a gentle patting motion. Using fingertips, massage in small circular movements over forehead, cheeks, around mouth and chin area.

Product Description on the Bodyshop.com website states …Wake up to beautiful skin with new Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, a technical innovation combining the power of a serum and oil to indulge, replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight.

  • 8h beauty sleep for your skin
  • Skin feels recharged, replenished and softer
  • Skin looks fresher, rested and more radiant
  • Our highest concentration of wheatgerm oil
  • Non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula

It retails for 26.00

The Tea Tree oil product description on the website states Targeted care for blemished skin. Can be used direct on skin or for facial steaming.

  • Soothing
  • Does not dry out skin

It retails for 9.50

Have any of you tried oils in your skin care regimen? Comments, questions, and Random thoughts leave them below :D

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Sunday Randomness

I couldn’t wait to show you guys what the new Bare Minerals Bare Skin Serum is like in a first look YouTube Video. So I did it yesterday and edited/uploaded tonight.

Here are the collages I made the other day just cuz why not add them. lol

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Here are the FLickr Pictures of the Springfield Mo Women’s Expo Presenter’s Main Stage for the two days. The most awesome thing if it all was the creator of Rock you Hair Michael O’Roarke was there giving free hair cuts. Check out his about page. He previously created and then sold the Big Sexy Hair brand.  He specializes in cutting under the hair for more fullness than straight across. I think I captured his essence and technique in the photos. I noticed on his website that if you give your email address you will receive a coupon of 40% off your first order. I did not get a chance to get a hair cut or shop his booth I was so busy but I do plan on getting a couple of things he showcased…. Namely the Bombshell Big Hair Powder and Get a Lift.

The other amazing thing about meeting Michael O’Rourke is he was like a Preacher during Summer Camp Meeting. His introduction speech on stage really spoke to my heart. He talked about coming to America with only like 4 or 6 K and giving it all to a person for a spot in the salon. He worried he made a bad choice but then he hit the streets and hustled. If he saw a person with blonde highlights. He said he was the best and offered to do it half of what the person paid now. When he ran into a man with a Mohawk he was an expert at that until he built his brand and is living his dream. He spoke about Hustling and making it work for you. I believe in that hustle shiz nit whether it’s the King of Diamond Strippers I follow on my instagram to small obscure blogs I can support with likes and follows. It’s all about the golden rule right? :D

I did an eyeshadow dupe tutorial post and Youtube VIdeo on my Younique Blog. If interested check it out here.

All day today I once again re-arranged my makeup area. I moved it out of my bedroom into a front room with better sunlight and more room. I don’t have a huge stash but I have enough AND I don’t want to go buy special organize things. I’d rather re-purpose that it gets to be a bit of a pain making it user-friendly. I do like how it is coming along and is 95% done. I even de-stashed a little for a package to a friend and our yearly garage sale in my hometown.

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And lastly, Here is a preview of the items I am going to use and try out this week. I decided I do a horrible job of keeping track of what I am trying to review that I could make Sunday (just like Friday) a recurring theme of weekly randomness that will feature some items I plan on using to review or use up.

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Hope your weekend was fabulous. I am feeling better and I hope to get my test results back so I am clear to go back to work. (Though I could stand to be self-employed it was nice not to have that social worker stress but then again I am good at my day job too. Oh man decisions decisions lol)

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Foundation Friday — An Epic Fail??

Ok so I first have to tell you what came in the mail yesterday. I am TOO excited.  I was going to do a youtube video first impression but I have been major sick and just couldn’t get the energy to do it. Boo Hoo I apologize. I did however to a couple collages just as teasers :D lol

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I plan on doing a complete review and video for next week’s Friday Foundation Review.

So a beauty new years resolution was to learn how to do facial contouring better. I purchased the Fit Me sticks by maybelline. These were my results. I will let you decide if epic fail or success.

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I purchased the lightest and close to the darkest colors.

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I contoured under the cheeks, nose, neck, and forehead. I highlighted under the eyes, lower forehead and between nose, around the outside of nose, upper cheeks, and chin.

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I used this real techniques brush to blend. I brushed downwards for the neck. Up cheeks and down around the forehead.

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Ummmm… is it jut me or is this WAAAYYY too dark in coloring. I must have put too much contour on the face. It just melted into a greasy too dark mess. In my opinion.

After washing it off, I tried again. Same method just less wide lines for contour and more lighter foundation.

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Well much better. I did go out in public like this for some errands. I still don’t feel I got that deep yet subtle contour I want to learn to achieve.

The foundation overall. I was not impressed with. For being an oil control I did not find it to be. I think I looked dewy and the wear wasn’t that great. I had to wash it off before taking a follow up photo it just was heavy on my face.

I purchased the product myself and opinions are my own. I also want to do a disclaimer that I am very very picky with foundations and at the same time I don’t exactly know what makes a holy grail for me. Either way this one, for me, didn’t come close.

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First day makeup looks from the Women’s Expo.

As I have written about the last few posts. I did some makeup artistry for a vendor at the Springfield MO Women’s Expo. My experience was of mixed emotions. This is the first time I have ever done something like this. I was fearful I would fail but it turned out I did well (or I feel I did and other’s said I did) The first day I completed six ladies there was two of us doing makeup. There were twelve models in total.

I only took photos of the first three. The products used were younique cosmetics as they were the sponsor makeup wise for the runway show.

** Disclaimer: I am now an independent presenter but not trying to sell you on the products but if you are interested or would like some eye shadow pigments sent for review please contact me at the website here. **

I did the eyes and contour/blush/highlight and lashes. The ladies were to bring their own foundation and powder. Though I ended up using my own powder on all the girls I completed. Without further ado…

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Oh and the eyeliner and brow items used were my own items in my kit not younique.

If your interested in seeing the actual first day runway show you can find the set on FLICKR. This day’s pictures were mainly the ladies I took their makeup of BUT some dresses were so beautiful I couldn’t help it.

Oh and in the Springfield Mo area or even close, please check out these other sponsors of the show to become a patron.

Norman’s Bridal provided the spectacular gowns. Pin Up Salon did the gorgeous hair styles. RosAmungThornsDesigns by Theresa provided the flowers. The other makeup artist came from Gossip in the City. Her name was Brittany.

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