Saturday, January 31, 2015

My Foundation Routine - Full Coverage

I recently made a video of my full coverage foundation routine. 

Products Used:
Laura Mericier Silk Creme Foundation in Cream Ivory
Revlon Nearly There Pressed Powder 
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser
NYX Wonder Pencil
Benefit Brow Pencil
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
Milani Bronzer in Hermosa Rose
MAC Blush in Gentle

See the full video here

What is your favorite full coverage foundation?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Walmart Beauty | Winter Box

This is a subscription box service offered by Walmart. It is free and you only have to pay $5 for shipping! It is a quarterly box and the one I am showing here is their Winter box

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I believe that I receive a few things that other people didn't. 

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Where you can get your box. (This is not an affiliate link)

As always, let me know if you would like me to review anything for you.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January Hidden Gem - Megalizabeth9

This month's Hidden Gem (see last month's here) is Megan of Megalizabeth9. Megan is a professional hair stylist who makes amazing hair related videos. I have been watching her for a couple years now and she inspired me to create Quick Tip Tuesday videos last year. 

Now, let’s let Megan tell us about herself.

1. When did you start your Youtube channel and why?

I started Megalizabeth9 on December 12 2011 when I launched my first "12 Days of Christmas" series that I now do every year. I decided to start it because I missed doing YouTube videos that I had done in high school with my best friend. We were both theatre nerds and made music video remakes and put them on a channel we called SmarganM. They're still there…and super embarrassing, but part of who we were then.  But she had gone away for college and we didn’t make them anymore and I loved YouTube so much. So since I'm a hairstylist, I decided to make a channel dedicated to hair, and here I am 3 years later!
2. What is the main focus of your channel?

I call it all things hair.  I have hair tutorials but I also have Tuesday videos called Quick Tip Tuesday in which I talk about hair advice. However, I'm ready to take my channel for a turn, so I'm taking a break for the month of January and only having a couple videos up so I can focus on these changes.  Still hair tutorials, but imagine a hair tutorial that tells a story and teaches you how to do the style in the story!
3. What or who inspires you and why?

Lately my viewers have really been inspiring me to keep going.  Right now I'm just being inspired by everyday life.  For example, I started having an idea for a video after seeing a balloon, and I wanted to incorporate balloons.  Then a wave of my friends got engaged. So what did I do?  Just filmed a hair tutorial for a romantic date look that involves balloons! I'm really excited about it, it's going more in that new direction I want to take!  
4. What has helped your channel grow the most?

Honestly I've had to stay dedicated to it and work on growth
 all on my own.  I think the thing that has helped the most is getting to know viewers.  I really do enjoy reading comments.  And I try to respond in a conversation like way.  It's actually helped me to get to know a lot of people so it's like my channel is a big group of friends.  I almost always squeal when I see two of my viewers talking to each other in the comments.  It shows me that the idea of us all being friends is right.  I also do a lot of giveaways.  I don't ever do it in a "Bragging" fashion as in "Oh look at all this money I spent", I just enjoy giving cool hair stuff to my viewers.  Actually I take the money I make off of my YouTube channel and go buy things for the giveaways.  So it's certainly not a show off contest. 
5. What would you like people to know about you?

That I am indeed a licensed cosmetologist, which means I professionally do hair. I know most of my regular viewers know that, but I will get random comments from people that they think I don't know what I'm doing.  Of course,  I know there's always those people on the internet,  but I make my videos because I want to share my love of hair with people and help them do fun things with their own and keep it in good shape. I'm always growing in my career, you never stop learning.

Thank you Megan! Please make sure to check her out!

Where you can find Megan:

Last month's Hidden Gem

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Empties | January 2015

It's the first empties video of the year. I show you the products I have finished up and give you mini reviews of each.

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What products do you love that you recently finished up?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Ulta Haul & a Few Exras

I received a few gift cards from friends to Ulta and this is what I purchased. I also added a couple of items that I got for Christmas. I hope you enjoy this haul!

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Let me know if you would like me to review any of the items.

See more hauls here.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year & Goals for 2015

Happy New Year! I can't believe it is 2015 already! I hope you're having a great new year. Today I thought I would talk about some of my goals for 2015 since everyone is talking about their New Year resolutions.

Several years ago I resolved not to make New Year resolutions and instead change things when I felt they needed to be changed. This year I would like to focus on goals for the year. I think it is very important to have goals for yourself and to write them down. So, here are a few of my personal and professional goals.

1) Reach 10k subscribers on my Beauty channel - I know this is a big number but if you don't dream big then you'll never get there. 

2) Walk 3 hours a week - aka I want to be healthier and I believe walking at least 3 hours a week will help me get there.

3) Help my church grow - We are very small and are looking for ways to reach out to the local community. I hope that I can help with that.

4) Grow church Youth Group - Kinda the same idea as above. I am the YG leader at my church and would love to see it grow even bigger.

5) Cook more meals at home - I do love to cook but recently I have gotten lazy and have not been cooking as much. 

6) Read the Bible in 1 years time - I started this last month and am already behind but I know I can do it. I am reading it chronologically to make it a bit more interesting. 

7) Read more in general- I usually read about 50 books a year but last year I read about half that. (Although, several were 1,000+ pages.) I would like to get back to that 50. Follow my progress on Goodreads.

I have many more goals for 2015, but I hope you enjoyed the few that I shared with you. 

What are your goals for 2015?

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