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Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look



Seriously, where did the year go?  I can’t believe I’m sitting here at my desk typing a post about New Year’s Eve Makeup and I could have swore I just did this a year ago. lol  All kidding aside, it has been quite a year of reflection, positive and negative changes in my life and everything in between, but I eagerly welcome a new year filled with its many blessings I call life.  Today I bring to you a New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial in collaboration with some of my gorgeous friends from The Beauty Council.  Many of us are including some gorgeous products from Mirabella Cosmetics, so I’m so eager to see all the different creations that the ladies put together.  Without further adieu, let’s get with it!


For New Year’s Eve looks, I usually will add in something blue or silver, but this year I decided I would use blue and gold as accents in my look – more so for my outfit.  My little sister Harmony found me the perfect scarf that is not only fashionable but cozy and warm.  Since I figured out the accessory for my look, I opted to go for a romantic look featuring warm bronze and brown shades and created a smoky, sexy, sultry eye look with nude lips to compliment my scarf.

Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

For those of you that are looking for an eye look that will have a bold statement without having a bold color like blue or silver shadow, I think this would be a great look.  Check out my video tutorial embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.  All products used as well as photos are posted below.

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Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

Products used for this look:

With a soft sultry look like this one, I wanted to make sure that I had products that would add a little sexy and these products from Mirabella Cosmetics are perfect to complete the look.

  • Luminosity Colour Luxe Lip Gloss- retails for $26 USD
  • Myth Visionary Long Wear Eyeshadow- retails for $29 USD
  • Swirling Pearl Brilliant Highlighting Powder- retails for $40 USD

Mirabella Cosmetics Faerie

Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

My goal for this look was to ensure it would be easy to create, but that it would last through the Holiday festivities.  Eating, drinking and talking… sipping on some Crystal… spending time and popping fireworks with our children.  I paired this look with a soft nude lip because I knew it would be low maintenance and easy to reapply if needed.  I also wanted to add warmth and drama to the eyes.  This sexy smoky eye is easy to achieve but definitely something that will work with all eye colors and add some sexy to your New Year’s Eve look.

Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of you from my house to yours! 2014 has been a fabulous year and I’m so thankful for new blogger friends, YouTube friends and everyone for their support on my blogging and vlogging journey.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart <3 Best Wishes to all of you for a fabulous 2015 with many blessings and lots of love!


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Don’t forget to stop on by the other links posted below… check out what some of my girls from The Beauty Council put together for New Years Eve Looks too!

DISCLAIMER:  Some of the items discussed in this post were provided to me for review/consideration/use and are Press Samples (Mirabella Beauty Cosmetics).  Any opinions or thoughts on the items are my own and unbiased.  My thoughts have not been swayed in order to receive free product.  The rest of the products were purchased by me.

For months I had planned to do an easy Holiday Glam Look for Christmas and before I knew it, we were already in December and I had to get with it.  This look really is all about the lips and I wanted it to be bold and show stopping.  I think red lips are sexy and sultry and offer such a wonderful touch to complete your holiday makeup looks.  For this tutorial I bring to you an Easy Holiday Glam Makeup look featuring soft eyes and red lips.

Easy Holiday Glam Makeup

For this look, I used my Lorac Mega Pro Palette.  I really wish Lorac makes this palette permanent as it is one of my favorites now and I love the color range.  Check out my step by step makeup tutorial in the video embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.


Easy Holiday Glam Makeup

Products used to create this look include:

  • Eye shadow primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Eye shadow – Lorac Mega Pro Palette – Sepia (transition shade), Sienna (blended into the crease), Smokey Topaz (applied on the lid and inner lower lash line), Espresso (applied to the outer crease / outer v and on two thirds of the lower lash line), Opal (applied as inner corner highlight), Fawn (applied as browbone highlight)
  • Eye liners – Jordana Cosmetics 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Pencil in Black Point (applied to tightline/waterline) and Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper applied to create upper lash line liner and wing.
  • Mascara – Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara layered with Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara
  • Brows – Paula Dorf 2+1 for Brows kit in Brunette
  • Blush – Tarte’s Irreplaceable
  • Bronzer – NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep
  • Highlight – NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Face Powder
  • Finishing Powder – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant
  • Lips – Milani Color Statement Lip Liner in True Red topped with Flower Beauty’s Rose Bud Lipstick and B.A. Star’s Holiday Red Lip Pencil


Easy Holiday Glam Makeup

This look is really simple to create and all the drama is in the lips.  If you are not fond of red lips, you can always switch this look up with any lip color you choose.  What I enjoy is that the shades I chose for this look are really complimentary to most eye shades and skin tones.  It’s a soft-wearable look and has a lot of Glam and drama once you add the bold red lip.  I hope you guys enjoyed this look.

Wishing you all a happy holiday season!

Signature Honey

Oh boy, it’s getting a lot colder here in Hawaii (which I do love) and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.  I am so excited to share with you looks I have planned and hope that my website gets back to normal and fixed promptly so I can share with all of you.  Today I bring to you a makeup look that is super easy to create.  I’m using goodies from Colour Pop that arrived in the mail box the other day.  Let me just stay – I’m totally loving this holiday set.  I’ll be sharing a little of that in another post.  Check out my holiday makeup tutorial and tell me what you think.

holiday makeup tutorial feat. colour pop

We all know my favorite color is purple and I love purple lippies, but this one here that I’m wearing… I am utterly in love with it.  Be Still My Heart… as I swoon and lust over those purple lips. lol  Check out my video tutorial below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

holiday makeup tutorial feat. colour pop

Here is a list of products I used to create this look:

Eye Shadow Primer – Coastal Scents Step One Primer

Eye Shadows – Borghese Palette: Veil (transition shade) and Bask (browbone highlight)

Colour Pop Eyeshadows – Desert (transition shade), Drift (lid shade and inner third of lower lash line), Doe-A-Deer (outer v, crease and lower lash line shade), Partidge (crease shade), Girly (inner corner highlight)

Liner – Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Black Point and New York Color Liquid Eye liner for winged liner, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Plum (lower lash line base and pop of color)

Mascara / Lashes – Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara and KISS 11 EZ Lashes

Lips – NYX Lip liner in Prune and Colour Pop’s Leather Lippy Stix

Cheeks – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

Highlight – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light

holiday makeup tutorial feat. colour pop


Hope you enjoyed this look! xo

Signature Honey

Fall Berry Smokey Eye

On Halloween I did a makeup look that really sparked a lot of interest… woohoo – it’s nice to do something right for once. lol  I was actually rushing through the eye look so I could do the skull makeup look but the eye makeup look is what caught the attention of everyone and I was asked to do a tutorial.  Now mind you, I’ve been sick pretty much since Halloween, so I haven’t had the chance to really get the tutorial up and when I finally decided to get it going… it turned out much longer than I would have liked.  But, oh well – I digress and move forward.  So since I was feeling like I needed to put some makeup on, I decided to “dress my face” – see what I did there? And, now… onto the tutorial.  It’s a long one because I am chit chatting and talking through all the steps.  Click here to watch directly on YouTube.  All details on the products used as well as photos are posted below.  I hope you all enjoy this Fall Berry Smoky Eye.

Hope you liked my talk through – now onto the photos and all the details.

Fall Berry Smokey Eye


Products used:

  • Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette – Sangria (used in the brows and on the lid), Bengal (used as transition shade), Chocolate (used in the crease), China Rose (used on the inner third of the eye lid), Noir (used to deepen the outer V), Fresh (used to highlight the browbone) and Venezia (the pop of color used on the inner corner of the eyes).
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette – Iridescent Purple (used on the brows as well as the lower lash line), Legend (used to highlight my cheekbones).

In the original eye look for Halloween, I used a blend of Sangria (Tamanna) and Iridescent Purple (Amrezy) but for this specific tutorial I only used Iridescent Purple.  So sorry about that, I just wasn’t feeling well and forgot to add Sangria.

  • Tarte Smolder-eyes Pencil in Fig (used as a base for Sangria and applied on the lower lash line)
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made To Last Liquid Pencil Liner in Black Point (applied to waterline/tightline)
  • New York Color (NYC) Liquid Eye liner in Black (used to create the winged liner)
  • Jordana Best Lash Volumizing Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • Kiss EZ Lashes in 11 – false lashes
  • NYX Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul (applied to my lips)
  • Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows (used to create the shape and define the tail and arch of my brows)

Fall Berry Smokey Eye

I know I said this earlier but this look is very easy to create.  It’s just about layering colors, color placement and of course the colors you choose.  While I didn’t get a chance to do so – you can certainly pair this look with a darker lip shade like a berry or wine or even a nice berry pink.  Nude was the choice I went with because it was right within my reach and I wasn’t feeling very well, otherwise I may have chosen to go for a berry shade myself.

Fall Berry Smokey Eye

Now for the fashion sense, I wasn’t feeling quite well but I do what I always love to do during the Fall and Winter months and that’s throw on a beanie or scarf and rock it out.  On this day I decided a beanie and a pair of gold hoop earrings would suffice.  I also have on a t-shirt… adorned with big bold letters that describe me to a “t”. lol

Fall Berry Smokey Eye

My shirt was custom made by me at in their design lab.  I’ll be sure to have more information on the brand and about the company in a later post.  I’m using a pair of jeans – which is my go to during the colder months.

Fall Berry Smokey Eye

I hope you guys enjoyed this super easy look.  I will have a review on the Tamanna Palette coming soon so stay tuned for that.  Wishing you all the best of these chilly months to come. xo

Signature Honey

I think brows are the basis to every and all makeup looks – but I’ll be honest, since my brows are already pretty full, I usually tend to comb them in place, set them with a wax or gel or shade them in just a bit and I’m out the door.  I have used many different brow products in the past, but I’m always on the hunt for an easy to use, long lasting brow powder, gel or wax that will keep my brows in place.  Today I bring to you a simple pictorial featuring the Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows kit and show you quickly how I create my statement brows.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows


Since I have dark hair, I chose the Brunette 2+1 by Paula Dorf, but the kits come in four different shades for that perfect statement brow look that matches your hair color.  Retailing for $26.00 the set includes 0.017oz / .5g (wax) and 0.07oz / 2g (powder) comprising of a trio that is perfect to create long lasting brows.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows

The brow and wax set comes with two complimentary brow shades and one wax.  The brow powders are very smooth in texture and apply very nicely with great pigmentation in one swoop.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows

To shape and add body to my brows I follow this routine:

  • Using a brow brush or spoolie, I comb my brows into the shape I would like them to be.
  • Then I take the darkest shade of the brow powders and use this to define my brow shape.  Using an angled brow brush I apply the shade to carve out my brows on the top and bottom.  This will give my brows definition.
  • With the lighter brow shade, I now shade in my brows.  This will allow the brows to be colored in but not look too bold or artificial.
  • Blend the darker shade and the lighter shade on your brows so that there are no harsh lines.
  • Brush through your brows once again with a spoolie to make sure you are blending the brow powders with your natural brows creating a softer look.
  • Set in place with the brow wax and you are good to go.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows

If I am in the mood for a darker brow, I simply use just the dark brow powder instead of blending in the lighter shade and define my brows that way.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows

Overall I’m pretty impressed with this brow set.  If there was one thing I would like to critique, I think that the brow wax a little thinner for my liking because once I set it down on my brows, I noticed that it started to melt a little and then it didn’t stay in place as long as I would like.  But, I do like the brow set, the colors work really well with my hair color as well as my complexion and I love the feel of the brow powders, very soft and blend-able.

Right now, buy the Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows set and get a free brush with your purchase.  Use Code BROWBRUSH at check out.

I have used many different brow products in the past and I’m always intrigued by the different styles and types that are rolled out.  What are your favorite brow enhancers or products?  Are there any you simply can’t live without?

Signature Honey


This post was sponsored by Brandbacker.  All opinions discussed are my own.  I was not paid to review this product.

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Alice in Wonderland

I bring to you my final Halloween Makeup tutorial for the year.  This one is in collaboration with some of my favorite beauty bloggers (you can check out their links below).  We wanted to have a little fun and create looks inspired by fairy tales.  I chose to do Alice in Wonderland but decided instead of a standard Alice, I would embrace the Halloween spirit and create a “Dark Alice” – a little sultry, sexy and gothic, I wanted to create an Alice that would fit with the Halloween theme.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and I wish you all a safe and fun Happy Halloween.  And without further adieu, here is my Gothic Alice in Wonderland makeup look.

Dark Alice in Wonderland


Click here to watch my tutorial directly on YouTube – or scroll down to watch the embedded video.

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Dark Alice in Wonderland
Products used to create this look:
  • Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer – applied to my lid from lash line to brow bone as well as lower lash line.
  • Tarte Smolder Eyes Shadow Pencil in Brown – applied to lid blended from lid into crease.  Also applied to lower lash line as a base.
  • The Balm’s Nude Tude Palette – Sultry (transition and blended onto lower lash line), Sleek (lid shade blended on lid and into the crease and also applied to lower lash line), Sexy (blended into transition shade and crease and also applied to lower lash line to smoke out the line)
  • Milani Bella Eyes in Bella Ivory – Brow bone highlight
  • BH Party Girl Palette – Red Shade (applied above crease and blended as part of transition shade to deepen the red hue, also applied to lower lash line to add the similar hue)
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Pencil in Black Point to line the lower lash line, waterline and tightline.  This was also used to line my lips.
  • Milani Bella Eyes in Bella Chiffon – inner corner highlight
  • MAC Sunbasque blush – applied to cheeks and blended to cheek bones to create a more defined cheek look without contouring.
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Lipstick in Pagan Angel – applied to lips.  This lipstick is creamy but can sink into the cracks of the lips, so be sure to exfoliate and moisturize lips first.
  • Lashes – Kiss 11 Lashes (whispie lashes) and Benefit They’re Real Mascara applied to lower lash line and to blend false lashes with real ones.
Gothic Alice in Wonderland
  • Wig was purchased from local costume store – Alter Ego Wigs
  • Necklace from Shoplately
  • Black Rose Stud Earrings – Handmade by me
  • Headband – basic black ribbon tied into bow (craft store)
Dark Alice in Wonderland
If you don’t have a white wig, a blond one will work as well.  I figured a white one would add to that “gothic” dark look so I chose to use it in this look.  Since I didn’t have a similar dress or top to what Alice wears in the movie and story books, I opted for a black dress.  Simple but still a bit dressy.  I definitely suggest keeping with the dark theme and wearing something black if you have it.
Dark Alice in Wonderland
I hope you enjoyed my makeup look.  I think this will be an easy one to create – simply create a dark and bold smoky eye with a dark bold lip or black lipstick.  Don’t forget to stop on by my friends’ links below and see their versions of fairy tale recreations.  Wishing you all a fabulous Halloween – be safe but have fun.  Smooches!
Signature Honey

Everyone pretty much knows I live in a house filled with guys… between my husband and three sons, I’m a bit out-numbered.  While the guys in my life are very understanding about my makeup obsession, they also inspire much of what I create.  The other day while talking to my sons, I decided I would do an Amazing Spiderman inspired makeup look.  My sons have named me Spider girl.  The look is easy to create as it is all makeup I have in my stash and a good liquid liner to allow me to create the web.  I didn’t film a tutorial on this look but figured I would share it since it came out pretty good for my first time doing something like this.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my sons and I did.  Considering we are a Marvel comics family, I think I did pretty okay for my first try. lol

Amazing Spiderman

  1. I started off by priming my eyelids using my Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
  2. Then, I blended NYX’s Eye Shadow base in white all over my lid from my lash line to my brow and on my lower lash line.  This will act as my base and allow my shadows that I’ll be applying to pop and be much more vibrant.
  3. Did I mention I wanted my brows to be bold, so I used black eye shadow from the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette and blended it onto my brows creating a defined look.
  4. Taking a matte brown shade from Milani, Milani Bella Eyes in Cappuccino, I swept this color as my transition and place it above my crease.
  5. Then I applied Milani Bella Eyes in Navy to my lid patting the color on till I got the shade I desired.
  6. Taking the red from the BH Party Girl Palette, I blended that shade into my crease with a fluffy brush.  I also took a shimmery white shade and blended that below my brow for my highlight.
  7. With a dense crease brush I took the glittery black shade in the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette and swept it into my outer v as well as into my crease.
  8. I then took NYC Liquid liner in black and applied my liner to my upper lash line creating a wing that was bold and defined.
  9. I also took Jordana’s 12 Hour Made to Last Eye liner in Black Point and lined my inner rim (tight line and water line) to create a dramatic look.

The Amazing Spiderman makeup

  1. I used the NYC Liquid liner to create the spider web pattern on my eyes.  Taking my time I drew each line from my brow down to my crease and then connecting each with “c” shapes to create the web.
  2. I added the dark blue (Milani Bella Navy) and red (BH Cosmetics Party girl palette) and blended those two shades (one after the other) on the lower lash line and applied the shimmery white shade (BH PG Palette) on the inner corner of my eye.
  3. For lashes I went with Red Cherry Lashes in 05.

The Amazing Spiderman Makeup

  1. To create the spider and web on my cheek, I drew the spider on with my Jordana Black Point pencil liner and then used shades from the BH Party Girl palette to add shadow and dimension on the spiders body.  Taking a brush I also used that to shade with a dark gray shade under the body of the spider to create shadow.  I did this freehand and on my face so it can take some practice to get it right.
  2. To create the spider web, I used my NYC Liquid Liner once again and drew a simple spider web next to the spider.

The Amazing Spiderman Makeup

For my lips… I used NYX Monte Carlo Matte Lip Creme blended with Jordana’s Cabaret Lip Pencil and blended them well to create an ombre type look.

And, once the lips are done, you are done… super simple and easy to create. I’m pretty impressed with how the look came out and since Halloween has me running around after the boys, I think since this look was pretty simple, I may do something similar so I can be a bit festive this year.  Let’s face it, by the time I’m done getting them together, I can sometimes forget to dress up.  I think a cool blue smoky eye with some webs or something, could be a pretty interesting way to add some fun to my jeans and tank top. lol

The Amazing Spiderman Makeup

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?  Do you have your makeup look all planned out?  Do your children and husband sometimes inspire your makeup creations?  I’d love to hear from you… leave your thoughts below. xo

The Amazing Spiderman Makeup

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  Nothing to disclose in this post.  All products used for this post were self purchased.


With a love for pixie dust and mystical creatures alike, Bella, a human girl wished she could become a faerie.  Without wings but a heart pure of love and beauty, the Faerie Queen welcomed Bella into their woods and asked her to be the Guardian of their Forest, protecting the winged creatures she loved so dearly.
The Beauty Council
Who says that a human creatures cannot be a part of a mystical world?  Join me in this easy Halloween makeup tutorial as I join my fellow friends from The Beauty Council for a Halloween Makeup extravaganza.  This makeup creation was one that I thought of last minute, knowing I wanted to create a look that was both simple and easy to do for those who needed a costume in a pinch of time.  Pair this with your favorite hooded cape or a gorgeous lace scarf and you are good to go.  This look is meant to be mysterious, sultry, smoky and just a tad bit dark.  Don’t forget to check out the other looks from the gals from The Beauty Council for inspiration too, links all posted below.
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
Meet Bella, Guardian of the Faeries and honorary faerie at heart.  Pull out your favorite purple shades and get ready to create an eye look that is easy but sultry.  Check out my video tutorial embedded below or watch directly on YouTube here.

To create this look, I added a dark but bright purple shade over my natural brows to create a whimsical look.  To create my eye look, I chose shades of brown and purple and blended them all over my eyes to give that sultry and smoky look I wanted to achieve.
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
Products used:
  • Milani Brow and Eye Highlight Pencil – Vanilla & Taupe
  • Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna “Dress Your Face” Palette – Bengal (transition shade) and China Rose (inner corner highlight)
  • NYX JESP in Black Bean
  • Sedona Lace 168 Pro Palette
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Pencil in Black Point
  • NYC Liquid Eye liner in black
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara
  • KISS Lashes in 05
  • Colour Pop lip liner in Grind
  • Colour Pop lipstick in Grind
  • L.A. Girls Glazed Lip Paint in Tempt
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
I love Halloween and dressing up but I realized that it is a good thing to do a simple look for those that may be finished with work late or that don’t have much time to spend on creating their costume.  Head on over to your local costume store and pick up a cape in the color of your choosing and throw it on with a fierce smoky eye or glittery eye look and your costume is complete.
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
I’ll be posting one or two more Halloween tutorials in the next week and these will be fairly easy to replicate as well.  Stay tuned.  Don’t forget to stop on by the links below and check out the other creations from the rest of the lovely ladies from The Beauty Council.  Wishing you all a fun and safe Halloween.
Signature Honey

As the sun sets and creates a beautiful array of colors that light the soon to be night sky a magical mystical creature is born.  Twilight, an Autumn faerie born from true love’s kiss roams the Woodland Forest to sprinkle her fairy dust of happiness and wishes over those who find themselves wondering her forest.  She can be spotted only as the sun sets illuminating the sky with beautiful hues of purples, blues, oranges, yellows and reds.  Twilight is a good faerie spreading her pixie dust in hopes to find her true love waiting for her at dusk.
Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

I love faeries, which we’ve established in my Queen of the Forest Nymph tutorial and I stated that I would be using Faeries as a base for this year’s Halloween Makeup Tutorials.  Just as with the first creation I did last week, I couldn’t figure out what or how I wanted to create Twilight, but knew the colors I had in mind.  This look is easy to create as it is simply about blending shades to create a whimsical sultry look.  I hope you enjoy my Woodland Fairy Makeup tutorial.

Check out my video tutorial on this look here or scroll down to watch the embedded version.

I hope you enjoyed that tutorial – don’t forget to subscribe, comment & like.Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

As I mentioned before, this makeup tutorial is pretty simple – especially in that I really didn’t have a plan when I created Twilight and decided as I was going along what I wanted to do.  The thought process behind Twilight is that I wanted this to be a part of my imagination, let my creative juices fly at the moment and I also wanted it to be something you could turn to if you were looking for simplicity.

Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

I used the products I had on hand to create this and I did what I could with what I had to conceal my natural brows.  If you wanted this to be a bit more elaborate, I suggested scarring wax to flatten your natural brows and then latex over to create an even canvas.  Of course, a good liquid foundation over your concealed brows will work well too.

Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

Products used:

  • Maybelline Baby Skin
  • Coastal Scents Eclipse Concealer Palette
  • L’Oreal True Match Powder in Warm
  • Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer
  • BH Party Girl  Palette – Purple, Yellow, Orange and Orange/Red, Matte Brown, shimmering cream/champagne and Khaki Green Brown shadow shades
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Tenacious Brown
  • NYC HD Liquid Liner – in the video I said I used my Jordana Fabuliner but they look the same so I made a mistake.
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Black Point
  • MAC’s Blue Brown & Fuchsia Pigment – a little of it was mixed with some water to create the effect using a spooly that you see in the video.  The two shades were mixed with water separately and applied to the face.
  • Colour Pop Lippy Stix liner in Grind
  • J.Cat Queen of Hearts Wonder Lip Paint
  • Red Cherry Lashes in 45
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • MAC Reflects Antique Gold

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP - Twilight the Autumn Woodland Faerie

My wings were purchased from the local Costume shop

My hair color was created using the Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup in Rebel without a Coral and Purple Riot

Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

The key in my opinion to this look is creativity, but also to just use your imagination.  An original Woodland fairy normally has hues of browns and greens but fairies are mystical beings and who says that there can’t be one sporting shades.  I am very happy with how Twilight came out, considering I really didn’t have a thought in mind when I started my tutorial and “winged” it.  Wishing you all a safe, fun and Happy Halloween and stay tuned for next week’s Halloween tutorial.

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP - Twilight the Autumn Woodland Faerie

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP - Twilight the Autumn Woodland Faerie

Signature Honey

I absolutely LOVE fairies, nymphs, pixies and mystical creatures.  It is a standing joke in my family that I was born a fairy and left on my parents doorstep to live out my life as a human.  I have a love for the forest and nature unsurpassed by few people and my soul always feels so comforted when I’m surrounded by Mother Nature’s gifts that I know I have fairy blood in my body.  Regardless, I embrace the sparkle, glitter and pixie dust and welcome it all with open hands.  There is nothing wrong with a little magic and mystical thoughts. lol

Each year I look forward to creating my Halloween tutorials and this year I decided I would go with a theme.  For this Theme, I decided to start with Honey, Queen of the Forest Nymphs.  Nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits, known to animate nature.  Legends depict them as beautiful, young maidens who love to dance and sing.  Found to dwell in mountains and groves, near springs and rivers – they can be found in trees and grottoes and blend in with its forest surroundings.  This year I hope you enjoy the theme I have in store for you starting with the Queen of the Forest Nymph makeup tutorial.

Queen of the Forest Nymph

Check out my video Makeup tutorial embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

I wanted this look that I created, or any looks I create for that matter to be simple and easy to create.  I tried to use a combination of drugstore and high end products – though the choice of what type of products you use is completely up to you.  My goal was to make this look attainable for anyone to create, but most importantly those that are not able to do face painting or special effects, they can easily create this look with the cosmetics they already had on hand.

Queen of the Forest Nymphs


Products used:

Benefit Porefessional used to minimize any pores and provide a canvas for the makeup we are going to apply.

Olay Total Effects 7-in-One CC Cream used to perfect my skin tone but also to provide a barrier for my skin against the products I’ll be adding.  Since my skin is sensitive, I wanted to make sure to have a product barrier to help protect against any sensitivities I may encounter.

Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer used to prime my eye lids from lash line to brow bone and on my lower lash line.

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Milani Brow & Eye Highlights in 03.  I used the Natural Taupe side to contour down the side of my nose and under my nose to give it a more defined look.  You can use a cream contour, bronzer or eye shadow or foundation that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone.

NYX Matte Bronzer in deep used to set the cream pencil I just applied as contour and to provide a deeper blended contour for my face.

NYX JESP in Horseradish used as a base for the pigments we will apply.

MAC’s Golden Olive Pigment (if you don’t have this, any golden green shadow will suffice.  I suggest using a loose shadow or pigment as this will allow you to easily apply with your fingers and blend as needed.)

Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner pencil in 06 Jade Jewel.  This was used as a base on my eyebrows to color and shade them in, define them and so that the shadow I used would adhere.

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BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette:

  1. I used the medium metallic green shade to apply over my brows and create a metallic green eyebrow look.
  2. I used a lighter green shade with metallic flecks to apply to my eyes with a blending brush as a transition shade.
  3. I used a yellow/orange shade to apply to the inner corner of my eye blending with the green in the transition and onto the inner part of my lower lash line.
  4. I used a matte brown shade with a fluffy crease blending brush to apply to my crease.  Blending out well.

NYX Roll On Shimmer in Salmon is applied around the edges of the mask (the green on the face) near the eyes and forehead to provide a little extra glitter.  I also blended this out well with my finger so that there was not a noticeable line.

Starlooks Pigment in Cinnamon Toss was applied with my finger to my eye lids and softly blended.  You can use a brush to apply this but I wanted this look to be simple and using my fingers is simple 🙂

Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Stay On Black was used as my upper lash line and lower lash line liner.  Later I will go in with the NYC Liquid Eye liner to create the wing tail for my liner.

NYC Liquid Eye Liner to create swirls and dainty little designs that look like vines.  You can decide how you would like to do this, as I mention in the video – I didn’t plan this look out so I kind of just “winged” it where I could to create something that was girly and whimsical.

Queen of the Forest Nymphs

Buxom Lip gloss in White Russian was then applied to the lips to prep application for the MAC Golden Olive Pigment that will be placed on top.

Jordana’s 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Endless Emerald was used to draw out some lines along the edges of the mask applied.  This will be blended out with a dark emerald green shadow from the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette and then blended with MAC’s Golden Olive Pigment.

NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Green was then applied in the leaves that I created using the eye liner.  This will add a pop of green that is a different and brighter shade than what I’m using on my face, but it will also add glitter and sparkle.

MAC’s Reflects Antique Gold was then applied with my finger as a part of my highlight on my brow bone and where ever I want to add glitter.  Little side note… if there is only one glitter pigment you could ever get from MAC… this should be it. One of my absolute favorites.

BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette – I then take a Yellow shade with a fluffy blending brush and apply it to my lower lash line blending down towards the green shades and also apply above my brows – this really gives the look more depth and dimension.

MAC’s Golden Olive Pigment is then applied with my fingers to my lips to create a greenish gold lip shade.

Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara was added to my lashes and Red Cherry Lashes in #5 was applied with KISS Aloe Lash Glue.

Queen of the Forest Nymphs

Once the makeup is complete, I took down my hair and put on my Forest Nymph Crown and the look is complete.  I added a pair of blank wings and I put on a black strapless dress to complete the look.  If you have more time, adding some leaves would be an awesome way stage this look.  You can also sprinkle your pixie dust (glitter) all over to give your look a more whimsical touch.

I hope you enjoyed this look because I enjoyed creating it for you… even if I winged it and really didn’t know what to do until I started doing it.  I look forward to sharing more looks with all of you and thank you to all for your unending support. xo

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Some of the products used in this look were sent to me as press samples, PR gifts or for consideration for review however, many of the products used were purchased by me.  Any discussions regarding any of the products mentioned are 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to create this look using the products in question.

Oh Fall, how I love thee… let me count the ways. lol  Hawaii is not much for seasons changing, but Fall means that we have cooler weather and sometimes rainy days – which I love.  During this season, I have an addiction with bold smoky eyes, dramatic lips and MAC’s Blue Brown Pigment.  This pigment has been a favorite of mine for many many years and it’s one that I will consistently pull for during the fall season.  While many think it’s a dramatic color, it reminds me of warmth, mint chocolate chip cocoa and gorgeous brown eyes that sparkle.  Because of this, I decided I would use this pigment in a Fall inspired makeup tutorial.  I also wanted to create this look because I think these colors are the perfect combination of makeup for brown eyes.  I hope you guys enjoy it 🙂

fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

Creating this look is very easy but since you are working with a pigment, you will want to take your time a bit.  Be sure to check out my makeup tutorial embedded below, or click here to watch this makeup tutorial directly on YouTube.

This look is perfect for those with brown eyes.  I love using warm rich burgundy and bronze shades to create fall looks because it really adds a sultry and sexy look.  However, if you are looking to do something a little more wearable with the blue/brown shade, try adding softer hues like cream and vanilla toned shades.fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

If you don’t have MAC’s Blue Brown Pigment, find a shadow with a blue/teal and brown shift. While I’m sure there are other dupes on the market for this costly pigment, you could easily use the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette to create a similar look.  The Dark brown / blue shift shade (definer/right column) is a dupe for MAC’s blue brown pigment and the whole palette retails for $5.00 or less.

fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

To create this look I am using the following products on my eyes:

  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Creamy Beige
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette: Salted Caramel (transition as well as applied to lower lash line), Semi-Sweet (Crease shade – blended well as well as applied to lower lash line), White Chocolate (highlight on browbone), Champagne Truffle (inner corner highlight), Cherry Cordial (used to deepen the outer v or outer corner of the eye for definition)
  • MAC’s Blue Brown Pigment applied wet with MAC’s 252 Brush (spray with fix +)
  • Mally Evercolor Waterproof Liner in Midnight (waterline, tightline and lower lash line)
  • Cailyn Gel Eyeliner in black (upper lash line with wing)
  • Mascara / Lashes – L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara layered with Jordana Best Lash Volumizing Mascara and topped with Kiss EZ Lashes in 05

fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

I am using the following products on my face and lips:

  • Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream blended onto the skin lightly with a beauty blender
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer for Contour and Warmth
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette:  Dim Light (applied like a setting powder) then Radiant light (applied to warm up the face)
  • MAC’s Melba Blush – applied to the top of my cheek bones
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Shimmer Palette in Photobomb (applied as a highlight)
  • Jordana EZ Liner Lip liner in Tawny
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rapture

Want to switch up the lips to a darker shade?  Use J.Cat’s Wonder Lip Paint in Queen of Hearts or a dark vampy burgundy or red shade to switch it up.

fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown


I hope you enjoyed the makeup tutorial.  Wishing you all a wonderful fall.

Signature Honey

Bella Beauty

I am absolutely ecstatic that Fall is just about here.  I know, I know… I love Summer, but honestly – I look forward to every season as it makes its way and Fall is one of my favorites because I love the makeup and fashion trends.  In collaboration with my friend Beth (Pearlznlacebybethk), I am bringing to you another makeup tutorial.  This is my first fall inspired makeup tutorial – however, we also decided that we would use Milani’s Bella Navy as a common factor in our makeup looks.  She will be creating a Day Time look using the shade as well as other drug store priced items and I have created the Night look.  For years now, I’ve been quite fascinated with adding the “Pop of Color” on the lower lash line, but didn’t think about using a dark blue until I seen Kendra from Citizen’s of Beauty post a look.  Needless to say, I was inspired by her to use a rich blue as she did (you can see her look here), so I hope that I was able to pull it off.  Check out the makeup tutorial I created for this look, pictures and a list of products used below.  If you would like to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube, click here.

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Bella Beauty Fall Makeup Look

Products used to create this look 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eye shadows used in the look

  • Milani Brow & Eye Highlight – Vanilla
  • Milani Bella Cappuccino shadow
  • Milani Bella Espresso shadow
  • Milani Bella Bronze shadow
  • Milani Bella Charcoal shadow
  • Milani Bella Ivory shadow
  • Milani Bella Navy shadow
  • Milani Bella Chiffon shadow

Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil liner in Binge

Jordana Fabuliner in Black

Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner in Black Point

L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

KISS 11 Lashes

Milani Color Statement Lip Liner in All Natural

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Creme

NYX Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake

Bella Beauty

On my face, I used a few products to warm up my complexion as well as blush and highlight but I did not mention it in the video.  Those products are:

  • Milani Matte Baked Bronzer in Sienna
  • Milani Luminoso Baked Blush
  • Milani Mosaic Face Powder in Amber Nectar
  • On my brows I am using the Milani Brow & Shape Wax and Milani Bella Cappuccino Shadow to color my brows in

Milani Bella Navy

As you can see from the tutorial, this look is simple to create but definitely has a statement.  I can’t wait to try out the lid shades I used with a purple as my pop of color on the lower lash line.  I think that while it can be a bit bold and edgy – it’s still very wearable and can be worn day or night.  You can deepen the lid shade and use a black or darker brown to create a more sultry and sexy night look as well.

Milani Bella Navy

Fall Inspired Makeup

Fall inspired makeup

Hope you enjoyed this look.  Don’t forget to head over to Beth’s blog to check out her day look also using Bella Navy from Milani in a different way.

Day and Night Makeup Look

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The Beauty Council


First off… I have a lesson for you before getting into the look.  I am so excited to  introduce you to The Beauty Council, a new group that consists of beauty and lifestyle bloggers that have come together to bring you beauty in all forms, shapes and sizes.  I’m thankful to be a part of this elite bunch of lovelies that will bring to you a new series of looks and posts two times a month featuring an array of inspirations.  You can expect us to cover beauty and makeup trends, inspired looks, collections of favorite products and everything else I haven’t mentioned.  This time around, The Beauty Council takes on the VMA’s (Video Music Awards) from 2014 and looks that are speaking to our souls.  Check out all the lovely ladies and their fabulous recreations (links below).

If you know anything about me… it’s that I’m a huge believer that every woman should have at least one red lipstick in her makeup arsenal.  Red lips offer a huge statement and in my opinion say that you are “Confident, Sexy, Sultry, Daring and Showstopping”…. plus countless other things. lol Rita Ora really wowed me at this years VMA’s with her statement red lips and bold lashes and because of that I used her makeup that she wore on the red carpet as inspiration for my look.

Rita Ora VMA 2014

Rita’s look screams “timeless” to me.  While red lips can be a bit too daring for some, I think that it can be a bold statement for many and done up the right way – it’s glamorous and beautiful.  Besides the bold red lips she wore on camera, she also had rich black winged liner and fabulous spike-like lashes.  Check out my video tutorial for this look embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

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Rita Ora VMA's 2014 Red Carpet

Products used on my eyes and how to get the look

  • Milani Bella Taupe Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadow – this shadow was used to fill in my eye brows to make them look darker and more defined.
  • Milani Brow Wax was then applied on my brows to keep my brow hair in place.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Creamy Beige (80) was then applied to the lid from lash line to the crease and blended out well with my finger.  This color is used as my base and primer.
  • Milani Bella Caffe Eye Shadow was then applied to my eye lids with a fluffy brush and blended into the crease so that there are no harsh lines.  This shadow is used as a base lid shade and is similar to my natural skin tone.
  • Milani Brow & Eye Highlight Pencil 01 – I apply Matte Beige to my brow bone to highlight below the arch of my brow.  I blend this creamy pencil well so that there are no harsh lines but making sure I still have a soft highlight.  Then I take the opposite side of the pencil in High Glow in the inner corner of my eyes as a base for the shadow I’ll be laying down shortly.
  • Milani Bella Chiffon Eye Shadow was then applied with my finger to the inner corner of my eyes over High Glow (Milani Brow & Eye Highlight Pencil).
  • Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Felt Tip liner was then applied to the upper lash line.  I created a small but defined wing and a thin liner on my lid.
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Waterproof Liquid Pencil liner in Black Point was then applied to my inner rim (tight line) to give my lashes a thicker look.  I would normally apply this before my liquid liner, but I forgot.
  • I then curl my lashes and apply two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara.  Once that’s done, I apply a set of lashes from ebay (sorry – I do not have a name for them, but they had the spike like look I was aiming to achieve).

Rita Ora VMA's 2014

Products used on my face / lips and how to get the look

  • Olay Total Effects 7-in-One CC Cream was applied to my face and neck area to help even out my skin tone, protect my skin with SPF as well as moisturize.  I applied this product with my fingers.
  • I then applied NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep and used this product to contour my face, defining my cheek bones and applying to the temples of my forehead, along my hair line and on my jaw bone.
  • Milani Rose Powder blush in Romantic Rose was applied with a stippling brush to my cheeks and blended up towards the top of my cheek bones
  • Wet n Wild’s Centerstage Fergie Shimmer Palette in Photobomb was applied to the high points of my face and cheeks to give my face a soft golden glow.
  • Milani Color Statement Lip liner in True Red was applied to my lips – lining my lips on my natural lip line and then slightly filling in my lips.  Then pursing my lips together to distribute the color.
  • Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Ruby Valentine was then applied to my lips.
  • To finish the look, I applied Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Red My Lips to add a nice shine.

Rita Ora inspired makeup look

The look is now complete!

Rita Ora VMA's 2014 Makeup

I hope you all enjoyed my recreation of Rita Ora’s VMA’s 2014 Red Carpet look.  Don’t forget to check out the other gorgeous recreations by my lovelies from The Beauty Council (links below).  If you haven’t already – check out my tutorial for this look, which can be found here.

Signature Honey

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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