Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pull-Through Braid Updo

Have you ever heard of the pull-through braid? Although a bit more time consuming than a normal braid, this method gives you the look of an INVERTED braid. What's better than a braid?! An updo of course! 

Today I'll be showing you how to go from a classic pull through braid:

To this gorgeous pull through braid updo that can be worn neat or messy:

I've created a video tutorial for this look, because it will much easier to explain!

Dutch Fishtail Braid

I think I have a small obsession with braids....you may or may not have noticed this! That being said, I'm totally in love with this dutch fishtail braid that I thought I'd share it with you all today. Surprisingly, its pretty simple to do and I've even included a video tutorial below!

This looks adorable whether its to the side as shown here, straight down the back, and even diagonally!

Video Tutorial:

Bold Smokey Eye & Red Lips

Hi there! Today's makeup is VERY dramatic and was oh so fun to create. I've been playing around with this look a lot, and finally decided to film a tutorial to go along with it. If this look is too bold for you, try out a nude lip...I absolutely LOVE the combo. Let me know if you would rock bold eyes AND lips in the comments below. 

Products Used:
(Items in blue can be clicked on to view product)
Lorac 2 Palette "Lt Brown" "Cool Gray" "Black"
NYX Concealer in a Jar
Urban Decay Naked Palette "Virgin"
L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara
Ardell Demi Wispies 
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette
Mac Cream Blush "Ladylike"
Nars Lipliner "Jungle Red"
YSL Rouge Lipstick #17

How-To Video Tutorial:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Brown Nudes for Fall

Hello! Today's makeup look is another wearable, everyday fall look. I love looks that can be wearable, but stay tuned for some fun colorful fall looks soon! 

Get the Look

-For my eyes, I played around with a lot of different eyeshadows to create this look. I mainly pulled from the purple toned colors from my Laura Mercier Artist's Eyeshadow palette. This was limited edition last Christmas, but any steel/purple colors will work. The BH Cosmetics Day to Night palette also has very similar shades.
-I used my Milani Liquif'eye Eyeliner on my upper lash line and water line and smudged it out.
-I applied mascara to my upper and lower lashes using L'Oreal Telescopic and then applied Andrea Accent Lashes ( I just got a 4 pack for $3 off Amazon and LOVE them).
-For my lips, I actually mixed a bit of lavender lipstick with a brown nude lipstick to tie into my eyes! 
-Last but not least, we can't forget blush! I used my Coastal Scents Blush Palette and mixed together a lavender and matte neutral brown.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bold Lips for Fall

I cannot believe yesterday rung in the first day of fall! Wasn't it just summer? I'm not complaining though, because I can definitely use a break from this Florida heat. In honor of the start of fall, I decided to bust out my dark lipstick today!

I wasn't sure which set of pictures I liked better, so I added both! Let me know what you think.

Get the Look:

-I started out by gently dusting a shimmery gold eyeshadow across my lid. (I used the gold color in my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette).
-Ever so lightly, I used the shade "Naked" from my Naked Palette which is a light, matte brown, in the outer-v of my eye and blended it out. I wanted it to almost appear as my natural crease.
-I dusted the gold and matte brown under my lower lash line. 
-Then, I created a cat eye, added little "flare" lashes--basically false eyelashes that only go in the outer corner. I would really recommend using these if your lashes need a little umph but you find putting on regular lashes too time consuming.
-For my lips I used Revlon's Black Cherry, which is a deep berry color.