Friday, October 31, 2014

Extra Halloween ideas


Here's a few more random makeup looks that you could try for a last minute costume! (Without having to buy a costume) It's so nice and easy when you can turn your face into your costume with just a few makeup tricks. 








Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!
Oh my gosh!!! Halloween this year was SUCH a blast! Not that I did anything special, but when you work at a daycare, there is no escaping the festivities. Kids make halloween a million times better. All the costumes and candy and snacks and excitement! I spent a good chunk of my day doing makeup for the staff. We were all scarecrows. (Cute and happy scarecrows.) Here is the rundown on how I created it.

You want to apply your makeup just like you would on any regular day. Foundation, bronzer, eyeshadow, the whole shebang. (Or whatever your routine is, thats just fine too.) After that was all finished, I took an angled liner brush and using maybelline's eye studio cream liner in blackest black, I made dramatic lash designs under my bottom eyelid. It doesn't have to be precise, just whatever you feel like doing. Then using the same liner, I drew a triangle around my nose and marked it with lines all around it. Next up is the mouth. Starting from the corner of your lips, draw a line up along your cheek bones and makes vertical lines all along that. Taking either orange eyeshadow or orange halloween makeup, draw circles on top of your cheekbones and fill in your nose. With a Q-Tip, dip a tiny bit of white cream makeup on the end and make a small curved line on each orange circle and nose. Pop on a lip color of your choice and your good to go! You can either keep it casual or dress it up with your outfit. I paired this look with black jeggings, boots, a flannel shirt and a straw cowboy hat. This costume is so cute and super simple! It's a definite people pleaser!



Here are some pictures of the adorable daycare kids at my work. Dimpled Darlings Preschool, Tacoma, Wa.


And finally I am ending my night with friends, homemade tacos, a big bowl of candy, some scary movies, and this spookily delicious Vampire wine from Tacoma Boys. I hope all of your guys' Halloween was as fun and eventful as mine was!


Happy Halloween!!! :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My New Makeup Brushes!!!

I have been in need of some good quality makeup brushes for quite some time now, so I was beyond excited when these came in the mail yesterday! Real Teachniques is a great brand of brushes created by two sisters who were born and bred in the makeup industry. (So you know they've gotta be good.)


We all know that any great look starts with a flawless base and this collection will help create a perfect canvas.
Includes 4 full-size brushes + case
Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
Extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use
The Core Collection:
Detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
Pointed foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
Buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
Contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create a sheer, soft-focus finish look.
The Detailer Brush is mainly used to spot conceal some very small problems, or even as a smudgy eyeliner brush. The Pointed Foundation Brush could be used for foundation but i think its best for blending out concealer. The long bristles allow for light pressure, and keep you from totally wiping concealer away while helping to blend. The Buffing Brush isn't much larger than the expert face brush, but the bristles are slightly longer and not as tightly packed, making it a bit more flexible. I think this is a good brush for buffing in a mineral or powder foundation when you want maximum coverage. The Contour Brush is kind of  like a version of the blush brush... it has that same egg shape and super tapered cut making it also great for contouring and highlighting.


The Starter Set:
The Deluxe Crease Brush: This brush has a large top. It is great for blending in the crease area to help build up that deep base color for any eye look. It may be hard to tell, but this is not a flat brush- it's totally rounded and the ferrule isn't pinched at all.
The Base Shadow Brush: is more flat, tapered, and cut to a slight point. This little guy is great for packing color on the lid to create that top lid color.
The Brow Brush: This is the angled brush in the pack. It's a pretty basic angled brush that's slightly thicker than a typical angled liner brush. This is used to detail your brows in your preffered shape. The Accent Brush: Perfect for highlighting your inner corner, under brow, or smudging eyeliner.
The Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush: This can be used with liquid or cream liners to get more of a precision and custom look.


I also bought The Expert Face Brush which is perfect for applying liquid foundation all over the face. 


I got these brushes plus the expert face brush for a total of $47 on amazon.com. I believe you can also purchase them at Ulta, Target and other select stores. And there ya have it! If you have any more detailed questions feel free to comment below and let me know. :)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Introduction

Hey Ladies!
So being in the business of making people beautiful means that I am constantly getting asked for some tips and tricks of the trade. Therefore, I decided to start this blog for all of you to learn from and enjoy! It will involve tips, tricks and tutorials of hair, makeup, nails, skincare, outfits, shopping and pretty much just everything beauty involved!
Another big part of my life is cooking, crafting and taking care of my amazing man. So there will also be tons of new recipes, DIY's and home decor tips to check out.
Hopefully there will be a little something here for everyone! Stay tuned! :)