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Let me be real with you all for a second… when asked, “What is your no makeup makeup look?”  I’ll straight up answer you with… “Um, no makeup – at all!”

But, It’s absolutely no secret that my every day makeup look (if I am using any makeup that is) is mascara and a lippy and on most days.  Since I really do not use makeup, but I want to add a little sexy to the mix, I’ll pull out my big guns, my heavy hitters… my HG products.  So today, in collaboration with a few gals from the Beauty Blogger Collab, I’m bringing to you my “no makeup” makeup look.  This is what I put on when I need a little swag in my look, but still want minimal makeup.  Of course, like I mentioned earlier – if you are looking for a look with literally no makeup, well – that works too 🙂

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So let’s chit chat a little about what my no-makeup makeup look is.  I definitely want to look polished and put together and it all starts with great skin and my skin care regime.  To give me that fresh dewy look that I love, I make sure to cleanse, add my favorite serums like Hyaluronic Acid and Anti-Wrinkle serum and then finish with a great moisturizer.  These products alone give me a natural glow and really freshen up my face and my look.  It’s essential that I do this each day to keep a youthful appearance.

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My basic and daily makeup products for me are mascara and lip balm so mascara and a lippy of choice is a definite must have.  My lashes are really short, so if I have clear eye lash glue on hand, I’ll slap on a pair of flirty false lashes, but today I opted for a few coats of mascara to help open up my eyes.  Since I have my eyeliner tattooed, adding mascara to my lashes not only opens my eyes more but also enhances my tattooed liner and makes my lash line look fuller.  My lips are another thing… if I am not pulling for a colored lip balm, I’m reaching for my favorite nude lippies to help enhance my pout.  Usually my no-makeup look would stop there, but if I want to add a little something extra, I’ll add a blush, highlight and a light contour.  Applying these with a light hand are key to get that sunkissed and radiant look that adds a little to your makeup but keeps them guessing if you have anything on.

Here are the products I used on my look today:

  • Brows – For my brows, since they are shaped fairly well and are full, I used my NYX Control Freak Eye Brow Gel.  (Review here)  I swept this product over my brows to set them in place for the day.
  • Lashes – Since I have short lashes, I like to layer certain mascaras to make my lashes stand out without false eyelashes.  Today I used my Covergirl Super Sizer mascara layered with Benefit’s Roller Lash.  These two lashes paired together help to give me some length and volume without looking spidery or clumpy.
  • Lips – One of my absolute go-to lippies for an “every day” or no-makeup look is MAC’s High Tea.  This lipstick is the perfect nude with a gloss texture and offers the perfect color to compliment my pout.
  • Bronzer – To add a little warmth, a light bronze and some subtle contouring I used Laura Geller’s Bronze-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Bronzer in medium.  Using a domed bronzing brush I light dust this all over the areas I want to give a subtle bronze look.  It’s not about contouring but more about a light definition.
  • Blush & Highlight – For a little color to my cheeks and a soft highlight I used my Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten in Como.  This combination has a blend of pink and gold to offer the perfect amount of color to your cheeks and a gorgeous peach gold highlight so the sun looks like it is perfectly kisses your cheeks.  With a fluffy brush I lightly dust this on the applies of my cheeks and blend onto my cheek bone.
  • Set your makeup – To set and put that nice dewy look back into my face, I spritz on one of my favorite facial sprays.  Today I used my Evian Mineral Water Spray.  Since it is warm, this is perfect to cool me down but also give my makeup that effortless, no-makeup look.

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My normal “no-makeup” makeup look is pretty easy and simple to create but it puts a little pep in my step and still gives me that “put together” look without using too much.  If I go with a basic look (mascara and lippy) or add a little blush, bronze & highlight – it’s something you can definitely see me rocking out most of the time.  If I were asked what my go-to look for Summer is, this is it.

So what are your favorite go-to’s to create that “no-makeup”?  When I say “no makeup” I mean it, but sometimes we could use a little style and flair to our look, don’t you think?  Be sure to stop by and check out the links below for the no-makeup makeup looks of the lovely ladies from the Beauty Blogger Collab.

Smooches! xo

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Lipstick Lovers Giveaway

The beautiful ladies of The Beauty Council have come together to bring all of you a fabulous MAC lipstick giveaway.  A total of 17 MAC lipsticks were hand picked and selected by members of The Beauty Council to give to one very lucky winner.  I’m so excited for this winner I can’t contain my excitement – who wouldn’t want to build their collection with a plethora of MAC lippies?

Check out the shades the winner will be receiving and the reasons behind the selections (pictured below).  A gorgeous blend of shades have been chosen for this giveaway and I know whom ever the winner shall be – it will be an EPIC prize.  Good luck!

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This fabulous giveaway runs from Feb 2, 2015 at 12:00 am PST until Feb 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST and the winner will be randomly selected via the widget below.  This is a Worldwide Giveaway – so anyone can enter, even my International friends.  Follow all the rules in the widget below and Good Luck!

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I am pretty behind in sharing my monthly favorites.  Sadly I actually filmed a video for August favorites, uploaded it to YouTube and never got around to sharing it… so I decided I would delete it.  Honestly, do you know how many times that happens… I have so many videos I upload without release and realize 2 months or more later that the information I talked about or my thoughts on the subject are no longer accurate. lol Oh well, C’est la vie!  You can consider this my September Favorites… but it’s really a combination of products that I’ve been liking lately.  Without further adieu, let’s get busy. lol

Current favorites 2014

Don’t you just love it when you were busy trying out new products in the month that you have a laundry load of items to discuss?  Yup, that was me the last few months.  Check out my video embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

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current favorites 2014The products mentioned in the video that are included in current favorites are:

  • Favorite Song -Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • Favorite Apps – Seahorse App and Trello
  • Favorite Food – Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spiced Latte or Salted Caramel Latte, Nestle Crunch Limited Edition Girl Scout Cookie Candy Bars.  (Check out the boys and I as we discuss our first impressions and taste tests of these goodies in this video.)
  • Favorite Hair Products – DermOrganic Leave-In Spray Therapy with Argan Oil
  • Favorite Makeup Palettes – Lorac Pro2 and Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
  • Favorite Face products – Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream, Benefit Hoola Bronzer and Wet n Wild’s Fergie Centerstage Shimmer Palette in Photo Bomb.
  • Favorite Eyeshadow – MAC’s Blue Brown Pigment
  • Favorite Lip Products – Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rapture, Jordana Easy Liner Lip Liner in Cabaret, NYX Matte Lip Creams in Instanbul and Monte Carlo, J.Cat Wonder Lip Paint in Queen of Hearts, L.A. Girls Glazed Lip Paints in Daring.
  • Favorite Mascara – Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
  • Favorite Eye Shadow bases – Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Creamy Beige and Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Plum

current favorites 2014

Overall I think my current favorites include a combination of past loves and favorites and new ones.  I can’t wait to see what October Favorites looks like.  Hope you’re enjoying your Fall months.

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Let’s face it, I’m no Kylie Jenner and certainly not even close in age, but like many – I’m definitely taken by the soft makeup looks this young beauty has been rocking lately.  Like her half sisters, Kylie is moving mountains and developing her own signature look.  I’m not gonna lie, I’m a huge fan of KUWTKs and try to watch as much as time permits – though I will admit that I think I’m certainly entranced by the makeup looks the girls rock out more than anything.  I wanted to create a makeup look that was inspired by young Kylie but that offered a sultry but wearable look for women like myself.  I did my best to also recreate Kylie’s signature lip, utilizing one of the shades she’s been rocking out lately.

This photo is from Kylie’s Instagram Page – I embedded the link into my post so you could see the image I had for inspiration.
 

Check out my makeup tutorial embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.  Don’t forget to scroll down to see more photos and details of the products used.

Products used (eyes):

Eye Shadow Primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadow Base – Milani Brow & Eye Highlight (Vanilla-03)

Eye Shadows – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Eye liner – Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Waterproof Liner in Black Point and Jordana Fabuliner in Black

Mascara / lashes – L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara and KISS 11 Lashes

Kylie Jenner inspired makeup look

Products used (face / lips):

Highlight (cream) – Milani Brow & Eye Highlight in 03-Vanilla

Highlight (powder) – Laura Geller Baked Highlighter Powder in French Vanilla

Bronzer – Milani Baked Matte Bronzer in Sienna

Blush – Milani Rose Powder Blush (LE) in Romantic Rose 01

Golden Highlight – Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Shimmer Palette in Photo Bomb

Lips – EOS Lip Balm in Passion Fruit, MAC Lip Liner in Whirl and MAC Lip Liner in Buerre

Kylie Jenner inspired makeup

I love that when it comes to art, inspiration can be found in countless things.  Like I mentioned previously, while I am in no way a Kylie Jenner “twin” I definitely wanted to use her makeup as inspiration to create my look.  I hope you all enjoyed this makeup look and for those of you that are around my age… I think this would be a great look for you to use day or night. Smooches.

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Ooh – Summer is in full swing here in Hawaii with its hot and warm sunny days and bronzed beauties gracing the beaches, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Nude Lipsticks.  Originally – I had considered this to be my Top 5 Nude Lipsticks of all time… but since I am a lipstick hoarder and absolutely obsessed, I figured it may just change.  So I bring to you my Top 5 Nude Lipsticks for Summer 2014.

Top 5 Nude Lipsticks Summer 2014

Check out my video below as I talk about my Top 5 Nude Lipsticks for Summer 2014 and even provide swatches.  Click here to watch directly on YouTube.  I am super excited because I’ll be having more “Top 5” videos coming soon – so stay tuned.

Lipsticks Mentioned:

YSL (Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte) – Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 – $35 in 03 Beige Ultimate

MAC (Makeup Art Cosmetics) – Lipstick in High Tea (lustre) – $16

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Creme (Cream finish) – $4 to $6

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Nude Attitude (Matte) – $5 to $8

NYX Round Lipstick in Circe (Cream) – $5 to $6

Top 5 Nude Lipsticks Summer 2014

When it comes to nude shades, I try to have a balance and include shades that are almost a Mauve nude tone to those that almost “white out” my lips.  But during the summer, I am much darker due to my days spent in the sun so I can pull off lighter shades that I could not normally do during the Winter months.  When I select nude lipsticks and they become my favorites, I tend to gravitate to those that lend for a pink tone through out.

Top 5 Nude Lipsticks Summer 2014

What are your favorite nude lipsticks to rock out during the summer months?  Are any of my favorites your favorites as well?  Are any of my favorites new to you or have you added it to your list to try them out?

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This week I wanted to create a look using products from my May Ipsy Glam Bag – Fresh Picks.  Since the theme is super cute, I thought this would be a great way to show a flirty side of me.  I chose to name my look “My Secret Garden” because I used inspiration from one of my favorite Books and Movies – The Secret Garden.  Spring and Summer remind me of floral scents and flowers in an array of colors.  Purple being my favorite color, I decided a purple and white-gold look would be fitting for a soft and wearable creation.  It kind of reminds me of the Jacaranda that grow so heavily here in the Spring time and grace our roads and lawns with beautiful lavender flowers.

The Secret Garden inspired Makeup using Ipsy Glam bag

I have a really hard time making up my mind – so I thought I would use a few different florals to style my  pictures.  Utilizing the goodies I received in my May Ipsy Glam Bag, I created a look that I thought would incorporate the items perfectly.

Many say that my makeup looks all seem to mesh together and look the same, but I like it – because makeup is about style and creativity… and most importantly – it’s about beauty.  Check out my makeup tutorial for this look embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.  A list of products used can be found in this post.  I hope you enjoy!

The Secret Garden - Ipsy Glam Challenge Look

On my eyes I am using the following products:

Eye shadow primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eye shadow base – City Color Cosmetics White Gold Cream Shadow/Highlight

Eyeshadows

  • Coastal Scents Revealed Palette – matte medium brown shade (transition color)
  • Pacifica Natural Beauty Duo #2 in Unicorn – white/gold shade (lid color)
  • Pacifica Natural Beauty  Duo #2 in Moonbeam – plum purple shade (crease color and applied to lower lash line)
  • Coastal Scents Revealed Palette – matte nude/cream shade (highlight color)

Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil liner in Zero (tightline/waterline) and NYC Liquid Eyeliner (winged liner / upper lash line)

Brows – Chella Brow Defining Pencil and Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow in Blonde

Lashes – Chrislie Mascara/Primer Duo and KISS Lashes in 09

The Secret Garden Makeup Tutorial

Products used on my lips:

Lip Balm – Revo Watermelon Lip balm

Lipstick – NYX Matte lipstick in Audrey

Lip gloss – NYX Butter gloss in Angel Food Cake

My Secret Garden Makeup look - Ipsy May Glam Bag

 

Products used on my Face, Hair and Body:

Bronzer – Milani Matte Baked Bronzer in Sunset

Blush – Milani Limited Edition Rose Powder Blush in Warm Petals and MAC Sunbasque blush

Highlight – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette – Radiant Light and City Color Cosmetics White Gold Cream Highlight (cupid’s bow)

Hair – To help define my curls I used the eva-nyc Rock-a-Wave Curl Cream Leave in Cream (from Ipsy May Glam Bag) as well as Coconut Oil

Body – For SPF/Sun screen I used Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF 50 Sunscreen and to moisturize my body I used the Lulu Blossom Body Balm and to exfoliate my elbows, knees and heels of my feet I used my Derma-e Microdermabrasion Scrub.  All of these products were received in my Ipsy Glam bag.

Don’t forget to check out my Makeup Tutorial on YouTube and Subscribe for more videos.  I truly enjoy creating looks for all of you and look forward to doing more this summer.  Keep on the look out for a bronze summer goddess look that I have planned coming up.  I hope you enjoyed my makeup look that I created using the goodies from my Ipsy May Glam Bag.  Have a wonderful rest of your Spring and Summer.

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April was a month filled with a bunch of beauty favorites.  I have been shopping my stash lately so it has been a month that I have rediscovered old friends and had fun using them again after putting them aside for so long.  The thing about blogging about beauty products is that I tend to get so excited about the new stuff, sometimes I forget all about the things and products that I enjoyed in the past so it is so nice to rediscover them again.

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April Beauty and Foodie Favorites 2014

This month I had a mix of Beauty and Foodie Favorites.  My video was so long as it is that I forgot to also talk about my favorite music or songs that I have been listening to or movies I have been watching, but I’ll try to list those at the bottom of this post.  Ultimately – while I did include many new products in last month’s favorites, there are also many older ones that I’m excited to be picking out this time around.

So – check out what made my April Beauty Favorites and Foodie Loves in the video embedded below or watch it directly on YouTube here.  I did list them as well if you are interested in getting a brief run down.  Not all photos of each product are listed on the image.

My favorites for the month of April included:

  • Snap Pea Crisps – These snacks are addicting and delicious.  My family enjoys them and we have been reaching for them pretty often over the course of the last few months.
  • Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai berries – I am not a HUGE chocolate fan, but I’m certainly fond of it and the first time I tried this yummy goodie, I was completely hooked.  It’s delicious, satisfies that little chocolate craving I have from time to time and we all enjoy it in our house.
  • Pacifica Coconut Nectar Body Butter – Pacifica Body Butters are some of my favorites and I am a frequent buyer of this brand.  I seriously love the scent of coconut and this smells yummy.
  • Aquolina Pink Sugar EDT – It’s no secret I’m an addict when it comes to sugary scents… and this is at the top of the list.
  • E35 Tapered Blending Brush by Sigma Beauty – I’ve been a fan of Sigma brushes for a while and this one is probably one of my favorites!
  • E71 Highlight Diffuser Brush by Sigma Beauty – This brush really applies my browbone highlight nice and I enjoy using it.
  • E39 Buff and Blend Brush by Sigma Beauty – An all around brush that is great for blending.  I use it on my eyes as well as to contour.
  • MAC Eye Shadows – including Antiqued, Bronzed, Brun (a few old favorites)  – I have been a huge fan of MAC shadows for years and I have been pulling at these a lot lately over the last month.
  • Chela Dazzling Dark Brown Eye Pencil (brows) – I really wasn’t a huge fan of this pencil when I first received it so it sat in my makeup stash for a few months, but it’s slowly growing on me.
  • NYC Liquid Liner (an old favorite) – no explanation needed, I have been a fan of this liner for years and find myself consistently going back for more.
  • NYC HD Liquid Eyeliner – a new favorite to my liner collection.  This liner applies smoothly and is quick for a on-the-go liner.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Liner in Black Velvet – I love Perversion and Zero, but have really enjoyed using this one.  It is not as black as the others which I like for every day looks or to make my lashes look thicker.
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Waterproof Mascara – I decided to pick up this mascara after seeing all my blogger buddies pick it up.  I picked up the waterproof version and so far I’m liking it.  I’m still in the testing stages – but a review, coming soon.
  • Covergirl TruMagic Sunkisser Cream Bronzer – I was on the hunt for a cream bronzer and I was able to test the texture of this and loved it.  It’s great for every day or to bump it up – I top it with my favorite powder bronzer.
  • Milani Warm Petals Rose Powder Blush – This product will be mentioned many times over the next few months I’m sure.  It was a favorite of mine all summer last year and even after heavy use, I barely put a dent in it.
  • MAC Sunbasque Sheer tone blush – One of my all time Holy Grail blushes… nuff said!
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette  – I’m so glad I decided to invest in this palette.  Radiant is my favorite but I love them all… they feel great on my skin and I love the glow they provide.  I can’t wait to get my hands on the Diffused Light.
  • NYX Sunkissed Radiant Face Powder – I discussed this in a recent post and how much I adore it.  Seriously for the price you get a great product that offers such a gorgeous glow to your skin.  Seriously – this will continue to be a favorite of mine.
  • Perfekt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel – I tried this mascara for the first time about a year ago and I’ve been hooked since.  It is definitely one of my favorites and I have already purchased several tubes to replace.
  • Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Naked – I got this mini in one of my Sephora Give Me More Lip and I have seriously been loving it. No sticky-icky on the lips and it’s a really nice nude shade.
  • MAC Lip Glass in Viva Glam VI – I really loved this Viva Glam VI collection since I got my hands on it. I mentioned in my video that they are hard to find, but I can order them online, my local MAC counter just hasn’t had them in stock.
  • MAC Lip Glass in Nymphette – this has been a favorite of mine for years… and I know I will continue to pick it up when my tubes are empty.

 

 

So those were my Beauty and Foodie favorites for the month of April.  I know this entire summer will be about shopping my stash and rediscovering products I loved but neglected over the last year.  Did you have a long list of favorites this month?  Any of the products on my list made your favorites too?

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Spring/Summer Makeup Tutorial

While we have still been experiencing some pretty heavy rain the last week, I’m super happy that Spring is in full swing… (pardon me while I stop and do my Carlton Dance. lol)  I love Fall and Winter months because Hawaii is cooler versus the warm weather we have year round, but this past Fall/Winter it seems like the rain and cold was non-stop and my skin really didn’t enjoy being so dry. lol  Regardless, I am just happy that I can live and experience the great things life has to offer – so I’ll take whatever I can get.

Alright – enough with the rambling.  I was inspired to create this Pink/Purple and Orange look because the top I’m wearing is a Creamsicle shade with Fuchsia silk screening.  And, since the hair flower I chose for that day had purple in it – I figured that I found the look I wanted to rock out.  This look is super easy to create and the key to it really is all about the blending.  While the colors are bold, the look I created still had a softness to it that anyone can pull off.  I hope you all enjoy this Spring Summer Makeup tutorial that I have created.

Spring/Summer Makeup look - Orange and Pink

Check out my makeup tutorial below or watch it directly on YouTube.  All details and products used can also be found in this post.

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Spring/Summer Makeup Tutorial - Pink and OrangeProducts used for this look:

Eye shadow primer / base:  Too Faced Shadow Insurance and NYX eyeshadow primer in skintone

Eye shadows:  Smashbox Full Exposure Palette (transition), MAC Rule, Inglot MATTE 383, Inglot MATTE 362, MAC Expensive Pink, Inglot MATTE 377, MAC Shroom

Liners:  Tarte Smolder eyes in FIG (lower lash line), Mally Evercolor Starlight Pencil in Midnight (waterline/tightline), Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (winged liner)

Mascara/Lashes:  Perfekt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel in Flash, KISS Lashes in 01

Brows:  Cailyn Gelux Brow in Cocoa and Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel to set

Lips:  Jordana Lip liner in Tawny, Revlon Lip butter in Tutti Fruitti and Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Tulip

Bronzer/Contour:  Starlooks Cream Blush in Emphasize and Marcelle Powder Blush/Bronzer in Blushing Bronze

Highlight:  Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder in Translucent

Blush:  Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral topped with Milani’s Baked Blush in Luminoso

Spring/Summer Makeup Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this Berry Orange Sherbet inspired makeup look.  I surely had so much fun creating it and I am looking forward to many more Spring and Summer inspired looks coming soon.  If you have any requests, please let me know so I can try to make it happen.  Sending lots of sunshine, rainbows and flowers your way this Spring and always!

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