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Monday, May 21, 2012

Super Heroine Series: Psylocke--Featuring Sugarpill Cosmetics!

Hi Beauties!

I'm not exactly sure why it took me so long to do this tutorial. This is probably by far the best look that I feel I have done. Maybe because it has my favorite colors in the look, purple & pink! This was a really fun look to create and hope you all enjoy. This is just the first part of my Super Heroine Series. 


This is the photo that I used for my inspiration. She is so beautiful and her costume is so bad ass!! The products that I used to complete this look are below:

Wet N Wild #251A Brulee Eyeshadow
Sleek Makeup Acid Palette (both blue shadows in palette)
Wet N Wild Color Icon #C307 Stagedive Eyeshadow
UD Pigment in Rockstar
L'Oreal Infallible #555 Perpetual Purple Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Cosmetics Poison Plum Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Costmetics Magentric Loose Eyeshadow
Wet N Wild Color Icon Black Eyeliner
Physician's Formula Organic Wear Mascara in Black Organics
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder #03 Taupe/Ash
L'Oreal True Match Foundation in N3 Natural Buff
Milani Baked Blush #05 Luminoso
NYX Matte Lipstick #02 Shocking Pink

I used Sugarpill Costmetics eye shadows for the very first time in this look. I absolutely love the quality and how pretty the colors are! Big shout out to Amy over at Sugarpill! You rock girl!!!

I added false lashes in this photo just on the ends.

This was a very fun look to do. I can't wait to do more for this series!!!

Hope you all are well and until next time....

So long dearies!!!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Beauty Blogger Nail Tutorial: Ombre Nails

Today was my second attempt to do the ombre (sometimes called gradient) nail effect on my nails. Last night when I went to do the tutorial as I went along for the first time, I used a regular sponge like you would to do dishes with like was recommended in the article that I found on Facebook. I didn't like the way the effect was looking so I tried again today and this is the result.

This particular color combo makes me think of the Southwest

Below is a step by step instructional on how I achieved this look and some pointers that I learned by doing this look and how it will help me out the next time I try to achieve this look.

Step 1: Apply a base coat of your choice. 
This will help with keeping your color last longer on your nails and give the polish something to stick to instead of laying on a smooth nail.

Step 2: Apply a nail polish color all over the nail. Allow to dry completely.
My polish color I used was Aquadelic by China Glaze. I have absolutely loved wearing this color. Its a great spring or summer color, but can also be used differently all year.

Step 3: Take a cosmetic sponge and cut to fit the length and width of your nail.
You can use any sponge you want, but this seemed to work better than a kitchen sponge for me.

 Step 4: Take 2 or more other nail polish colors and apply them to the sponge. The two colors I used were Celebutant & Peach Parfait by Ulta.

Step 5: Press the sponge to the nail to get the color on there. You may have to do a few coats to get it to the desired brightness you want. At certain times I'd do one color at a time to reapply on the sponge and that seemed to help. Also you will have to re-apply polish to the sponge for every nail. When you are done they will look something like this:

Looks kinda sticky icky huh?? This was before I was satisfied with the amount of color on my nails.

Step 6: Apply at least 2 coats of a shiny top coat. This will smooth out the harshness and texture of the nail color and help it give that gradient effect.

Step 7: Take q-tips and nail polish remover and clean the area around the nail to leave your nails looking clean and beautiful!!

One step that you could also add is to apply cuticle oil to your cuticles once your polish has completely dried to help keep your nails looking healthy!

I hope you all enjoyed this look! Please share your thoughts and comments and post a video response on my YouTube page with your ombre nails!!

Until next time,

So long dearies!!


Raspberry Beret...The Kind You Find in a Secondhand Store!!


I know I've been absent for a little has taken me and swallowed me whole. But I am working adamantly on new tutorials and blog posts :)

I was inspired by one of, if not the best Prince song I have ever heard. "Raspberry Beret".  This bright look is great for spring/summer. However, you could also take a slightly darker raspberry-esqe color and make it great for night time or the fall season.

The frosty beige color for the inner corner makes your eyes POP!

Products I used:

UD Primer Potion
Wet N Wild Icon Eyes Eyeshadow Crayon in Pixi
WNW Color Icon Eyeshadow in Bruele
Sleek Cosmetics Acid Palette pinky/magenta Eyeshadow
Coastal Scents Eyeshadows in Red, Pale Raspberry & Hot Pink
Beautique Eyeliner in Black
Physician's Formula Organic Wear Mascara in Black Organics
Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Powder Foundation in Natural Ivy
Millani Baked Blush in Luminoso
Millani crystal lip gloss in Pucker Up

One thing that I did not do or mention in my tutorial on YouTube was filling in my eyebrows. I usually do this when I am trying to define my eyebrows a little bit more and it helps pull this look together. In these photos I was using NYX Eyebrow Powder.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!! Until next time,

So long dearies!!!