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Monday, January 13, 2014

Champagne Glitter Eyeshadow Tutorial (Meant for New Years)

What better way to start off your new year than getting all dolled up? Hey guise its Makeup Tutorial Friday's and I'm bringing you my new years look. It feels like me sticking to my resolutions are off to a good start (#1 post regular content), which is more than exciting for me. This look was inspired by my love for two gorgeous products that I knew would mesh heavenly together: Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Kitten (Sephora, Ulta) and the Riri Loves MAC Pro Longwear Lip Liner in Talk That Talk (limited edition, but a warm dark purple will do).

The warm champagne color of Kitten and the deep berry shade of Talk That Talk pair beautifully, and were the instant focus of the look. I hope you enjoy and please try.

The products used in this tutorial are posted below. Links for each product will be provided soon. If a product is a sold out limited edition I will search for a possible dupe and provide that product and the link to that product:

Korres Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser

Cotton Rounds: Exfoliating

Botanics Shine Away Mattifying Toner

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel with a Sigma F50 Duo Fibre Brush

Mac Prolong Wear Paint Pot in "Layin Low"

Ben Nye Banana Powder

Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer Q120 Ebony Bronze

Real Techniques Duo Fibre Contour Brush

Too Faced a Few of My Favorite Things Palette

Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Kitten

RiRi Loves MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Talk That Talk (any plum burgundy liner will do)
L'oreal Voluminous Khol Liner

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (not shown using but that's what I used for my cat liner)

MAC Palace Pedigreed Eyes Shadow

MAC Zoom Lash Mascara

House of Lashes Lashes in Tigress

MAC Extra Dimension Blush in Autoerotique with Sephora Collection #59 Pro Precision Powder Brush

Illamasqua Gleam Cream in Aurora

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Magnetic Appeal with Sephora Collection #122 Pro Visionary Highlighting Fan Brush (to high points of cheeks) and Real Techniques Setting Brush (to bridge of nose and cupids bow)

Mac Lipstick in Bad Girl Riri (limited edition so use a warm brownish nude)

Mac Lipstick in Sushi Kiss (limited edition use a creamy orangeish color)

Mac Cremesheen Lip Gloss (any clear or nude gloss will do)

What kind of makeup did you rock for New Years? Any resolutions? Either way I hope you are all having a wonderful new year!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

You've Stolen My Heart Esperanza

KAT VON D Esperanza Eyeshadow Palette

Ok, to state the obvious I am a beauty junkie. That's been clearly established for some time now. Now to my point when this palette hit the shelves today:

I quintessentially lost my mind. This is the latest Kat Von D Palette for Spring 2014 and its described as:

"A fresh palette of eight long-wear, full coverage shadows that deliver matte, pearl, and high-glitter finishes, plus one transformative color veil. "

This palette was made for me. I love the soft Spring shades, I love the glitter, and sugar skull that adorns the palette is too beautiful. Beautiful and morbid? Yeah that's me all day.

My fingers could not leap to the checkout faster. In this moment I imagine my fingers in the make up check out Olympics. They're hurdling over the free Sephora samples to make it to the submit my order button where, covered in victorious sweat, push past the submit my order button and would be greeted with a bouquet and a confirmation notice.

Strange way to think of it? I agree, but this palette appears to be so worth it. Kat Von D's eyeshadow formulas for the most part are buttery, pigmented and so easy to blend. This palette comes with 8 shades:
 Selena (glitter purple)
 Dayglo (transformer shade, iridescent white)
Galore (pearl peach)
Placebo (matte peony pink)
Santeria (glitter greenish grey)
Archangel (sparkle seafoam green)
South (matte beige)
Dog Roses (sparkle bronze) 

Another interesting fact about the palette is that the shadows are supposedly infused with rose extract to moisturize the delicate eyelid area. Pretty shmancy stuff.

Well my fellow make up otakus I can't wait for this to come in the mail so I can give you my first hand experience and photos.

Here is the link if you want to checkout this beautiful palette:

So is anyone thinking of picking of the palette? What do you think of it?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Kpop Song Of The Week

After a long break this weeks Kpop song of the week goes to Young Junhyung’s Flower. This song is right up my alley on so many levels. The slow beat, Yongs rapping and singing its amazing. This video is just about avant-garde and artistic as you can get in Kpop and I eat stuff like that up; especially in the case of my B2ST boys Yong Junhyun is the gorg juicy lipped rapper of the bunch. 

He is quite easily becoming one of my favorite writers and producers. The song itself and the melody are quite beautiful and melodic. I really want to see more from Yong and really adore his artistic direction and perspective. The video is crisp and visually picturesque.

The flowers in the video aren’t just merely decoration they are used in many metaphors and are incorporated in smart ways; My favorite being the shot through the heart and the blood being rose petals.  Girls don't bleed, we petal.

The fact that the name of the song is an actual concept in the video and is being used creatively is quite rare in Kpop but executed perfectly here.

Yong’s voice and style are equally lovable.  The melody of the song with the trumpet near the end makes me swoon. This has easily become a 2013 favorite and will be replayed over and over. Please check out the video below.


Monday, July 8, 2013

KPop Song of The Week

This weeks kpop song of the week is Sistar's Give It To Me. Oh yeah...they went there, and I quote "Baby give it to me, I'm sorry thats all I need." Yeah.. she isn't talking about the remote, maybe the credit card, but I'm pretty sure she's talkin bout the D. Cause sometimes that all we need, no chatter, just the D. ANY WAY... I love love love this song. Now last week 2NE1 released there comeback song Fallin In Love and I just wasn't feeling it; Great song and dance but when it came to thinking of a female groups comeback that I thoroughly enjoyed it was Sistar's Give It To Me. Oh my ga, that piano in the beginning and the angelic vocals of Hyorin was everything. The video had a very Moulin Rouge burlesque feel to it with lace, feathers, sequin the whole shebang and it was perfect.

I needed these outfits yesterday..

The girls thrust and popped and created a hit that is still, after being released June 10, number 1 on the Billboards Kpop Charts. This is a song to throw on when your fresh out the shower and about to get real sexy. Please checkout the incredible video. By the way after the song there is a couple of seconds of the girls making the video and it is very cute.

Let me know what you guys think and quite honestly I want to know what you guys think about the 2NE1 comeback. There have been a good amount of sexy themed comebacks and I understand if they are trying to make themselves stand apart but in all honesty it didn't out do their hit "I Love You". But this post is about the sexy Sistar, how are guise feeling the video?


Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July Face of The Day

Hope you guise have a happy 4th! Much love, clarity, and peace.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Kpop Side Note...

"Yeah...I'm this fine"- thinks to himself
Himchan....why you gotta be so fine?- said my sad ass all the way in America


KPop Song of The Week

Aww to be young and figuring out life and all its mysteries...

The Kpop song of the week is B.A.P with their debut single "Coffee Shop". I chose a previous song of B.A.P's, One Shot, for my first KPop song of the week and there is a clear difference in style and visual from the two videos. One Shot was very aggressive, very cocky, and bloody. Coffee Shop is smooth, with a relaxing melody and all instrumental background. The sound of the music definitely would fit being in a coffee shop. I enjoyed the song and its on repeat at my home, the video was very beautiful with all of the members exploring New York and not dripping sweaty masculinity. I love both sides of B.A.P honestly, the tough and the vulnerable. more important matters....

Kill it with fire- said everyone about that hat.

That hat.....that horrible hat. This video as sweet as it was, spent more than enough time trying to sell me this horrible church lady hat. And not only did they attempt to sell me this hat, they tried twice... in another color. I truly feel embarrassed for idols when they are told "Yeah this is totally hip and trendy, WEAR IT!". This hat is not  or stylish, lets just bury this hat in a time capsule with pastel kpop pants and Fx's wardrobe. ANYWAYS...
Enjoy the video, I did!

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