Thursday, February 28, 2013

Makeup 101: The First Few Videos

About a month ago I started a series on my Youtube channel called Makeup 101. I decided to create this series because many of my friends and family have asked me about the basics of makeup. I know that when I started sing makeup I had no idea what certain terms meant or what I was doing in general. My hope is that these videos help beginners understand the basic application of makeup, and even some of the more advanced makeup techniques. New videos will be added every week.

The first video is all about foundation

The second video is all about contouring, blush, highlighting, and bronzer

The third video is about the importance of eye primer

I also added a previous video about how to fill in your eyebrows

Future videos include:
~How to apply eyeshadow
~All about eyeliner
~How to apply mascara
~How to apply lipliner and lipstick (with an added bonus)
~Makeup brush essentials
~How to apply false lashes
~How to tightline and waterline
~How to get the look of false lashes without them
~How to wing your eyeliner

If you have any requests I would love to hear them and hopefully make a video about it. =)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Why I canceled my Birchbox subscription

Back in December I told you that I was going to cancel my subscription to Birchbox and that I would explain why later. Sorry it took me so long, but here is my explanation. 

The main reason is that I am trying to save money. Last year I had prepaid for a full year, and I just could not afford to do it again.

Second, if you have watched my Birchbox opening videos you'll have noticed that the quality of the boxes have gone down quite a bit. Most of the products are either super tiny samples or just something I will not use. Yes, there is usually one product I am excited about, but not enough to justify spending $10 a month.

Third, I have so many samples to still try. I literally have a box full of samples that I would like to get rid of before I start adding more.

Fourth, I want to try other subscription services. My plan is to take a few months off and then try 3-4 other services. I am thinking of trying GlossyBox, Ipsy, and BeautyArmy.

What subscription services have you heard a lot about or tried and liked?

Monday, February 18, 2013

My 2013 Disney Goal

I was reading Kayley Hyde's blog and she said she was going to rewatch all the disney films this year and I thought that was a great idea! My list is here and it also has it's own special page that you can find on the top bar. 

Check out Kayley's list here and check out her Youtube channels too (fashion and reading)!

*Pic from here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Review: Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks

These masks are so awesome! They smell great and work well. I received this one in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox but I have tried them before. The one I received was in Fruit Smoothie and I literally wanted to eat my face because it smelled so good!! I have also tried the chocolate one. =)

Grade: A+

Review: NYC Lipgloss

I received this product in an Influenster Holiday VoxBox. This was the first NYC lipgloss I had ever used. (I love NYC bronzer!)  I really like that it is such a neutral color, but I wish they had color labels on the glosses. I am able to wear it on its own or layer it with a nice pink or berry lipstick. It lasts about as long as any other lipgloss. It has a paddle applicator, which I like. The only real downside is that it is a bit sticky, which I don't like. 

Being an NYC product they are super affordable and readily available at the drugstore. I am definitely going to be trying out more colors!

Grade: B+
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