makeup tutorial: color POP!

This is a really fun makeup look that anyone can pull off if they have the right color POP for their eyes :)
Here's a chart to keep in mind:

  • Blue eyes.......... gold or blue
  • Green eyes.......... purple or turquoise
  • Brown eyes.......... purple, blue
  • Hazel eyes.......... magenta, silver, 
Those are the colors I think would look good on you if you want to do a color pop. To find out how to do a color pop, keep reading!
Products used:
Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Too Cool
Revlon ColorStay Quad in Coffee Bean
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Retractable Eyeliner Trio (black and purple)
Madison Street Beauty Eyeshadow in Wisteria
Covergirl All-in-One Mascara
Physicians Formula Talc-Free Powder Foundation
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in #20
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Apricot Fantasy

start out with a clean face, no makeup:
yep, that's me with no makeup..... ;P
 step 1: prime your lids

step 2: apply a light cream color to the inner half of your lid

step 3: pat an ultra-light taupe color on the other half of your lid

step 4: take an angled crease brush...
 and sweep a copper color into your crease. You can bring it into your outer corner too, if you want.

step 5: take your favorite black eyeliner and smudge it into your upper lashline. Bring it a tiny little bit above the upper lashline and line the outer half of your upper lid.

step 6: take a dark brown matte shadow and set the liner with it, smudging the liner ever so slightly.

step 7: using your choice of color (see chart above for my suggestions of which colors go with which eye colors), line your waterline with eyeliner and smudge it into your lower lashes.

step 8: wet a thin eyeshadow brush and mix the water with an eyeshadow that matches your eyeliner.

this is actually a paintbrush but I've never used it to paint before, so i use it for makeup.

step 9: line your lower lashline with the wet shadow.

step 10: curl your lashes (and for all those people who think eyelash curlers are scary, they're not!)

step 11: apply a generous amount of your favorite mascara

i try to be generous without being clumpy :)

Your done with the eyes!

step 12: apply your foundation

step 13: pat a coral-peach cream blush to the apples of your cheeks

step 14: dab a peachy lip color on your lips and your done!

I hope you guys enjoyed this fun tutorial! If you have any requests for future looks, leave a comment and I'll see what I can do :)

p.s. don't forget to enter the Sunshine giveaway and the Shepherd's daughter giveaway!


a few sketches

Hey guys! Sorry for being all MIA for the past few days, I just didn't really have anything to post about :P But I do now! I've been drawing faces lately, and I wanted to share two of them with you guys.
We have my attempt at Taylor Swift. I kinda like how it turned out, but there are several things I want to change. For instance, make the eyes a bit more even :P

And now, ladies and gents, I bring you:

Katniss Everdeen. I don't know if I've told you, but I am obsessed with the Hunger Games series, and I've watched the trailer for the movie at least a thousand times now.
I finished the third book last week and was so disappointed it was over.

If you haven't read the last book yet, do not read the next paragraph. It contains major spoilers!
Anyway, back to the book. I was sobbing my eyes out when Prim died. I was literally crying like a baby. And Finnick. Omigosh I can hardly talk about it! And honestly, I'm glad that Katniss and Peeta ended up together, but I never really got over the fact that Peeta went kinda insane.
Yeah, my heart still aches whenever I think of Peeta. He'll never be the same in my eyes. And neither will Katniss. Because she just didn't turn out how I thought she would. A mutt. Or partly one anyway. Geez, I'm getting depressed just talking about it. Don't get me wrong, I still am in love with Katniss and Peeta, but it's just so sad.
They'll never be the same.
But seriously, these books are definitely some of my favorites!

Okay, got that out! Did you like the hunger games?

p.s. Samantha is having a giveaway over at her blog Sunshine that is sponsored by me! Go check it out!
Also, don't forget to enter the Shepherd's Daughter giveaway!


Shepherd's Daughter GIVEAWAY!

*EDIT* Rachel would like to keep the shipping for this giveaway U.S. based, sorry!

Hey guys! Guess what I have for you today? Oh yeah, you probably *cough* saw the title of this uh, post... Anywho, today you have a chance to win this pair of earrings:

This giveaway is to celebrate having 400 posts! Wowza! Anyway, the talented Rachel from Shepherd's Daughter (who is also having a giveaway on her blog!!) has crafted these earrings for one of you! Exciting right? Here's a little bit about Rachel:

My name is Rachel, I blog over at Shepherd's Daughter about growing up in the Philippines, living in California, and pursuing my dreams of saving the world. Well, my way. ;) I also babble about my day-to-day passions and creative inspirations for my little jewelry shop. 

I started selling hand-made jewelry on Ebay in 2007 after I signed up for sponsoring a World-Vision child. I had my heart set on this beautiful 7-year old Filipina, but didn't have the funds to support her. Today, profit from the shop go to  an impoverished town called Guimaras where young children are in constant need of daily amenities. Come by and hang out for a while. I love making new friends!

Rachel was such a pleasure to work with and is super sweet, as you can probably tell from her short bio :)
So go ahead and start entering this awesome giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy entering!

p.s. Once I hit 50 followers on my makeup blog I'm going to be having a giveaway over there! Go check it out :)


saturday (and GIVEAWAY WINNER!!)

The winner of the Sand and Starfish giveaway is...

Natalie Ensor!
Congratulations! Please email me within the next 48 hours to claim your prize :)

So far, my somewhat lazy Saturday has consisted of...

1. Luxuriously sleeping in and then browsing blogs on my iPod

2. Chowing down on coffee cake

3. Going to my Grandma's house and shoveling her steps because it snowed an inch last night

4. Wrestling with a bucket of salt (don't ask...)

5. Enjoying an amazing taco and...

6. Stuffing myself with more coffee cake ;)

And now I'm sitting on the couch, wanting to go outside and take some photos of the winter wonderland that is my neighborhood. Oh yeah, and wanting to waste my money on-yep, you guessed it- more makeup ;)
Oh, and I got my first paying blog design last week! Pretty dang exciting :) Check out the blog HERE! Would you like a blog design? Check out my design site :)

p.s. this is my 400th post! Yea!


i enjoy this

nothing beats a homemade frappuccino.... okay, maybe a starbucks frappuccino does, but whatevs ;)

What's your favorite homemade drink? I'd love to hear it!

p.s. something extremely important happened to me the other day; I posted about it >>>HERE<<<


rouge and whimsy giveaway WINNER!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for ladies and gents! The winner of this headband:
nude satin flower headband

Congratulations Nina! Please email me within 48 hours or I will have to pick a new winner.
Don't forget to enter the Sand and Starfish giveaway!! It will be open until next Saturday!!

Also, in honor of Valentines day, I have reduced the prices of my shop by 50%!! Half the profit will still be donated to charity though :) Visit my shop here!


happy february

Can you believe January is over already? Time flies :) Anywho, I decided for the first post of February I would show you a recent painting I did:

I'm hoping to get a Valentine's day makeup look up here soon, so keep your eye out for it!

p.s. Don't forget to enter the rouge and whimsy and Sand and Starfish giveaways!!