Thursday, October 23, 2014

Zoya Entice Collection

It's time for another spectacular collection from my favorite nail polish brand, Zoya! We are currently transitioning over to Zoya/AoB products at the salon I'm working at and I am BEYOND EXCITED! I get to tell all my clients how great the formulas are (basically flawless, by the way) and how much healthier they are than other polish brands-I've told you guys before that Zoya is 5 Free. That means the formula is free of the top 5 toxins found in polish.

The Entice collection is a great roundup of shades that are bold and cool toned, making them perfect for fall. You can pick up the whole set here! Now on to the swatches!

Zoya Nyssa

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette Swatches/Review

*taps mic* Anybody out there?

I've missed blogging so much guys. I had so much going on in my personal life that I just didn't have to passion I needed to blog. I don't come on here half-assed and being fake, so if I'm not feeling it then I don't force myself. On the bright side, things are looking up! I am now working in an organic spa and having a great time doing nails and makeup all day! This past week I had the honor of doing makeup for some of the Miss International pageant contestants and it was beyond exciting!

Let's jump into something drool worthy though. But first, shout out to me for being rusty and my glare-game being so strong in these pics.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Updated Brow Routine (with Anastasia Beverly Hills)!

anastasia beverly hills dipbrow tutorial
I got so much great feedback on my "How To Fill In Sparse Brows" post from months ago, so I thought it would be nice to show you guys what I'm doing with my brows these days! I still get so many compliments on them (thank you)! I'd like to think I'm better today at brows (and makeup) than I was a year ago.

These days my brow routine is much easier, using pretty much one product: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow. I know you've heard the hype, and they are damn near impossible to get your hands on sometimes because they are always sold out, but if you spot your color somewhere GRAB IT without hesitation! It's worth it! I'll be posting my review on this pomade (which is much like a cream/gel liner hybrid) soon.

As you can see, I only tweeze my brows (no waxing) and have removed most of my tail. It makes it easier to achieve the look that I like. We all have different tastes and I definitely go through brow phases where I change my shape every few months, but I think I found one that I like. I like for my brows to be thick through the arch, with a rounded arch and a tail that is a little shorter than what I used to have. I feel like this opens my eye area and does less damage to my giant forehead issues.

In the photo, my process is going from left to right.
1. I start with brushing my brows into shape.
2. I use my Dipbrow (I use the color Chocolate) very light-handedly with my Sigma Mrs Bunny liner brush (a short small and thin liner brush). Then I underline my brow, creating a foundation for the shape I want.
3. I do the same for the top of the brow. I leave the beginning of my brow untouched, because I do not like this part of my brow being too dark (I don't like when it's done too lightly either).
4. I fill in the shape I've made (again with a light hand) and build the color up. Most of the color is concentrated after the arch.
5. I turn my brush on it's side so it's flat and use the product that is left on the brush and swipe it over the beginning of my brows to blend it in.
6. I use my NYX Wonder Pencil to shape everything up and make it clean and neat!

Hope this helps!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Zoya Awaken & Monet Collection Swatches

My favorite nail polish collection of this spring goes to this new Zoya collection. There's metallic, cream, shimmer, glitter--something for everyone! All of the shades are a little on the thin side and needed at least 3 coats; applied best if mostly dry in between. Cole is hands down my favorite; I'm in love with this vibrant pastel peach and I think it's perfect to carry over into the summer!

Get this beautiful collection from Zoya and check out more swatches below!