Apr 27, 2012

Hair Extension Update & FOTD

I've been on another dry spell with makeup. After I created my last dramatic look (Gimme Some Sugar(pill), Baby) I became so drained of ideas. But, I am applying makeup again and here it is! This is another version of my Lusting for Mattes Tutorial

Pinch braid extensions short hair cut

Apr 20, 2012

NOTD: NFU Oh 51 & Finger Paints Twisted

After having 4 days straight of bare nails, I decided to paint them. I broke out my NFU Oh 51, baby!

NFU Oh 51 takes a little while to dry and since it has a bluish purple jelly, it can take 3-4 coats to remove any blotchiness, so I like to use a base. Another reason I use a base is because I treasure my NFU Ohs. I used my Hot Topic Bright Purple as a base, layered two coats of NFU Oh 52 and then decided to add a coat of the Finger Paints Twisted flaky top coat. Twisted is a beautiful mix of gold, red, green and blue holo flakes. Finally, I topped it all over with a nice coat of Seche Vite.

Apr 19, 2012

Stilazzi "No Strings Attached" Portable Compressor

This post/video is long overdue, but I wanted to create a tutorial using the compressor before I reviewed it, which I recently did, my Gimme Some Sugar(pill), Baby! Tutorial.

Stilazzi provided me with the No Strings Attached Compressor for review, it retails for $250, although, if you follow them on Twitter/Facebook, they occasionally have really great flash sales.

Apr 13, 2012

Gimme Some Sugarpill, Baby! Tutorial

I'm always trying to think of ways that I should have done a look or rethinking of how I can out-do a previous look. Sometimes I lay in bed after posting a video thinking of how or what I could have done to improve the look. Basically, this look is from days of thinking what could I have done differently for my previous The Hunger Games tutorials. It's not that I disliked the videos at all, but it is just part of my creative process. SO I decided to record another extreme video.

This look has a mix of inspiration, Alex Box, Kabuki, and an avant garde wig I saw a while back...

A Real Beauty Blender Dupe

I was at London Drugs the other day and I came across the London Look Precision Makeup Sponge for $9.99 CDN. It looked like a Beauty Blender egg shaped sponge ($19.95 USD), but I've been fooled by these sponges before, e.g. the Basically U Super Blender Elliptical Sponge from Ulta, which was nothing like a Beauty Blender. I believe the Sonia Kashuk sponge is similar to the Ulta one as well. I have not used a real Beauty Blender, but I've played with one at a store before.

Apr 11, 2012

PinkyParadise Circle Lenses: Part II

PinkyParadise was kind enough to send me two more pairs of circle lenses, which I am becoming addicted to. They can really enhance a dramatic look and that is how I plan on using these two new pairs of lenses.

PinkyParadise included two pairs of lenses, a Jitterbug Lens Cleaning Kit, a pink fish Cute Animal Lens Case, a purple elephant Cute Animal Lens Case and a velcro-like hair clip.

Apr 5, 2012

FOTD: Colour Blocking??

I don't know if this is colour blocking since it's almost contrasting colours with lime/yellow and purple. But I was just playing around with colours and I noticed that Nymphette's FOTD challenge for that day was Colour Blocking. I was also sick (I had a tetanus/pertussis vaccination the day before) so I felt a little lazy with the makeup. :D

Apr 1, 2012

Nymphette's FOTD Challenge Calendar: Bold Lips

Nymphette decided to put up an April FOTD Challenge Calendar, which is always fun to participate in, and I thought this would be the perfect inspiration for my FOTDs this month. Today's challenge is "Bold Lip". I chose to do a light neutral and grey smokey eye, with heavy smoked out liner and a bright fuchsia lip.

This is the first time I've tried MAC's Quick Sizzle Matte Lipstick...AMAZING! I am normally never blown away by makeup, but I LOVE this lipstick! I wouldn't really say it's matte, but it is a cream colour and it has a satin finish.