Disco Ball Inspired Look for New Years Eve

December 31, 2014

Bling. Bling. Bling. Bling. Disco ball alert for New Year's Eve. I was quite in a rush when I realized I had less than 25 minutes to get all dolled up for work. But as usual, I finished my In A Rush look and become obsessed with glitter for 2 days in rolls. This look is for the Disco Ball Eyes but I will give you a little snapshot of my actual New Years' Eve 2014 look! Enjoy Beauty Biches!


Obsession Wet n' Wild Fantasy Makers Confetti (loose glitter) $2.00

new years eve makeupCan you believe that this glitter was only $2.00? What a steal right? I found it at Ulta around Halloween time this year and I simply had no use for it until now. Now I am completely obsessed with it. The glitter particles are so small and so sparkly that you will literally bling at every glance I worked a whole 9-hour shift and had it on for about 11 hours. It's truly a great product with little to no fall out at all. Okay. I am done rambling. Here is my Do It Yourself method for Disco Ball Eyes for New Years Eve 2014!!!

Products Used 




Application Method

  1. (Fill in eyebrows and clean under-eye with concealer and concealer brush as usual)
  2. Apply Clinique primer over the entire eye area and lower lash line 
  3. Using -the color similar to- "khaki" dust over upper eye area with a fluffy brush 
  4. Apply -the color similar to a- "shimmery milk chocolate" in the crease slightly using the same fluffy brush to see the transition 
  5. Apply "navy" eyeshadow using a tapered crease brush to cut out the crease and bring out the shape of the crease slightly bringing it down the lower lash line 
  6. With the same brush lightly apply "black" the crease area dusting it out so it can become opaque and fade into the "navy and shimmery milk chocolate" colors 
  7. Apply 12-hour eyeshadow pencil in "Eternal White" all over the lids bringing it slightly up into the crease 
  8. Using your finger apply Elf Cosmetics glitter primer to eyelids
  9. Using a flat brush apply confetti (glitter) directly on top of the primer 
  10. Using a small angled brush apply Elf Cosmetics cream eyeliner in "black" to create a cat-eye shape starting from the tear ducts, keeping close to the lash line, winging it out like a drag queen! Heyyyyyy! 
  11. Apply Black eyeliner on the lower waterline eyelash and use a smudge brush to smudge out the liner towards the corner and up towards the upper lash line continuing with the winged out look 
  12. Apply "shimmery milk chocolate" under the lower eyelash water line and wing out as well to create a shadow
  13. Apply "black" eyeshadow again in the crease creating a small "v" to cut out the crease winging it out 
  14. Apply about 10 coats of mascara to upper lids too so much volume and length that you're eyes will feel the weight and apply two coats to bottom lids since it's almost time for the countdown! 
  15. Use a q-tip to clean off any fall out and make those Disco Ball Eyes flawless!


Bling. Bling. Happy Freaken New Year Beauties



Here is my actual New Years Eve look! 

New Years Eve Makeup

December 31, 2014
Bling. Bling. Bling. Bling. There is something about disco balls that inspired me to create this New Year's Eve makeup look on my eyes. I was quite in a rush when I realized I had less than 25 minutes to get all dolled up for work. But as usual, I finished my In A Rush look and this time I actually had time to apply a matching high pigment lipgloss on my lips as well!

new years eve makeup

Products Used
Elf cosmetics Legend Palette (colors similar to) shimmery milk chocolate, khaki, black, and navy blue

Application Method
  1. (Fill in eyebrows and clean under-eye with concealer and concealer brush as usual)
  2. Apply Clinique primer over the entire eye area and lower lash line
  3. Using -the color similar to- "khaki" dust over upper eye area with a fluffy brush
  4. Apply -the color similar to a- "shimmery milk chocolate" in the crease slightly using the same fluffy brush to see the transition
  5. Apply "navy" eyeshadow using a tapered crease brush to cut out the crease and bring out the shape of the crease slightly bringing it down the lower lash line
  6. With the same brush lightly apply "black" the crease area dusting it out so it can become opaque and fade into the "navy and shimmery milk chocolate" colors
  7. Apply 12-hour eyeshadow pencil in "Eternal White" all over the lids bringing it slightly up into the crease
  8. Using your finger apply Elf Cosmetics glitter primer to eyelids
  9. Using a flat brush apply confetti (glitter) directly on top of the primer
  10. Using a small angled brush apply Elf Cosmetics cream eyeliner in "black" to create a cat-eye wingtip starting from the tear ducts, keeping close to the lash line, winging it out like a drag queen! Heyyyyyy!
  11. Apply Black eyeliner on the lower waterline eyelash and use a smudge brush to smudge out the liner towards the corner and up towards the upper lash line continuing with the winged-out shape
  12. Apply "shimmery milk chocolate" under the lower eyelash water line and wing out as well to create a shadow
  13. Apply "black" eyeshadow again in the crease creating a small "v" to cut out the crease winging it out
  14. Apply about 10 coats of mascara to upper lids too so much volume and length that you're eyes will feel the weight and apply two coats to bottom lids since it's almost time for the countdown!
  15. Use a q-tip to clean off any fallout and make those Disco Ball Eyes flawless!


Bling. Bling. Happy Freaken New Year Beauty Biches!

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Makeup Looks To Wear On Christmas

December 28, 2014


So I was totally in a rush for work on Christmas Eve but I had to create this beautiful eye look. Here's what you need to achieve this look in 15 minutes or less. Excluding the eyebrows. You can add an additional five minutes for that one.

holiday makeup looks

Products

Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in Red
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows in Moss, Sienna, Orange Cream, and Black Diamond


Application Method
  1. (Fill in eyebrows and clean under-eye with concealer and concealer brush as usual)
  2. Apply primer over the entire eye area and lower lash line
  3. Using the color Orange Cream to bring out the crease, dust over the entire eye with a fluffy brush
  4. Using the color Sienna darken crease slightly using the same fluffy brush to see the transition
  5. Using Inglot eyeliner in Red tap and smudge gel liner all over the lid using a flat brush bringing it up slightly into the crease
  6. Using the same flat brush apply Icon Glitter directly on top of the red liner
  7. Apply Black Diamond eyeshadow to cut out the crease and bring out the shape of the crease slightly bringing it down the lower lash line
  8. Apply Black eyeliner on the lower waterline and use a smudge brush to smudge out the lower waterline towards the lash line and upward towards the upper eyelid to create a winged out the type of look
  9. Apply Moss to tear duct and bottom waterline and slightly blend into smudged black eyeliner to show the transition
  10. Apply about five coats of Impact Mascara to upper lids to create volume and length and apply two coats to bottom lashes just because you freaken want to!!!!
  11. Blink. Blink and smile for the camera because you're done, honey.
  12. Optional: Apply bronzer to contour in hollows of cheekbones, forehead, and sides of the nose.



Merry Christmas


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DIY Fruit and Oil Deep Hair Conditioner

December 24, 2014
Guest Blogger Sirus
His Obsession (turned mine:-): Fruit and Oil Deep Hair Conditioner

As a natural hair enthusiast, I use this recipe specifically for nutritional benefits. Egg yolks are protein so it strengthens. Rosemary oil is an antibacterial so it cleans. Olive oil and coconut oil provide additional moisture so it penetrates the hair shaft. Bananas are full of potassium, antioxidants, and radicals that help prevent itchy, dry scalp. While the avocado is a superfood containing protein, potassium and oleic acid it is great for promoting hair growth. If you want you can actually skip the banana and the olive oil since avocados contain the nutrition value as well. The apple cider vinegar is a special touch since diluting it with water will restore the pH balance of the hair.

Fruit and Oil Deep Conditioner
1 avocado mashed
1 banana mashed
1 egg yolk beaten
2 tsp rosemary oil
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1/3 whole milk
Rinse:
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup of water

Application Method
  1. Whisk all ingredients together starting with the fruit, milk, oils, and eggs until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Wash hair with a slightly mild deep cleansing or clarifying shampoo. Rinse with lukewarm water.
  3. Apply the mixture to entire hair starting from the root to the tip and apply a plastic cap onto entire hair
  4. Sit under a hooded dryer with medium to high heat for 30-45 minutes.
  5. First Rinse: Rinse hair with 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar diluted with 1/2 cup water. Second Rinse: Rinse hair with lukewarm water.
  6. Detangle hair with a wide-tooth comb and proceed with normal styling. Additional products are not needed unless styling with hot tools.

People who struggle with trying to maintain moisture and prevent breakage will see at least 90% of less breakage. And did I mention the fact that I use very minimal products to keep my hair soft and moisturized while maintaining a great curl definition? Hello! Try this recipe for 4-6 weeks and let us know how your hair feels and looks and I may be able to share more recipes with you.

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Achieve Great Feeling Skin LUSH Buffy Body Butter

December 20, 2014
Originally published 2/12/2014. Edited and re-published 1/12/2019

Obsession #1 Buffy Body Butter by LUSH $12.95 for 3.3 ounces

lush, body butter, skincare, body scrubs
This almond body butter scrub bar is made of all-natural products that is to die for. And this, like all Lush products, is not tested on animals. Thank goodness because I wouldn't want my little kitty's extended family to be test subjects.
This body butter scrub has granules of actual almond and ground aduki beans that'll remove the top (dry and dead) layer of your skin which will minimize the appearance of impurities such as scratches or blemishes on the skin. It is truly the best. All you have to do is try it and you will be obsessed as well.

Application Method
  1. Lather body with everyday soap such as Alaffia Vanilla Mint Shea Body Wash
  2. Rinse body entire
  3. Using only half of the bar (Cut almond butter body scrub in half beforehand) rub across dry areas once downward and once upward
  4. Use hands to work a lather and even coat around the entire area (use a loofah to reach other areas)
  5. Rinse entirely and towel blot the skin so the butter soaks in thus leaving the skin soft and moisturized. 
    Optional: Apply a thin formulated moisturizer to skin or continue getting dressed for the day or evening.
  6.  
LUSH Cosmetics is my go-to when I'm not on a budget but oh wait! Did I mention that I was at T.J. Maxx today and they have the most awesome pecan body scrub that I absolutely wanted oh so bad? I didn't buy it today but until I get that little jar of goodness (and a little more ca-ching) this Buffy Body Butter will do just the trick.  Then again, "Quality over Quantity. Fuck it. I'll try both."

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO SKINCARE PRODUCTS DURING WINTER?


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Clinique and ELF Cosmetics Face Primer

December 08, 2014

When it comes to makeup primers there are two that go head to head; e.l.f. cosmetics and clinique. One is moderately priced and the other one is 3 times the cost. Let's weight in on them both.


Obsession #1 e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer $6
elf mineral infused primerI am absolutely obsessed with the mineral primer. The primer is very smooth to the touch and it goes on evenly when applied with a couple drops of my own self made cc cream. Otherwise, 1 pump is not enough, but 2 just might do.


clinique face primer
Now, on the other hand, I am beyond. Yes, BEYOND OBSESSED with Clinique Super Primer. It is one of the best primers that I have tried so far. Unlike Elf Cosmetics Mineral Primer you only need to apply 2 pea size amounts (combined with my DIY cc cream).


Application Method
  1. Cleanser moisturizer face with a clear liquid or foam cleanser such as Ambi Anti-Blemish Cleansing Foam.
  2. Towel blot face.
  3. Apply a lightweight face moisturizer without tint to face and neckline.
  4. Apply 2 pea-sized amounts of Clinique Super Primer to face and neckline.
  5. Optional:
  6. Apply a pea-sized amount of my blend of a CC Cream or either a CC Cream of your choice.
  7. Apply a foundation, powder and lip balm to complete look or either continue with full makeup application.


I am absolutely obsessed with primers currently but of course, you have to pick and choose the one that works best for you and your budget (Clinique, Clinique. Lol.)

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Photo credits:
http://www.clinique.com/product/1599/26922
http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/face/primer/mineral_face_primer





 
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