Friday, October 31, 2014

D.I.Y. Batman/ Bat Girl Costume + Makeup Tutorial~!

Hey Guys~!

It's Halloween and I thought I'd share a really quiz and easy D.I.Y. costume which I do plan on wearing. Criminals beware, for I will be Bat Girl~!! This is cheaper than buying a superhero costume, and this can be adjusted for any other superhero. Also I included a simple tutorial for my makeup. So let's start~~!
First we'll make the Bat symbol. There are many patterns online, {click here} to get the one I used, but you can free hand it too. Cut out a large oval out of yellow felt. Then sketch out the bat pattern onto the black felt and cut it out.

Next sew the bat symbol onto the yellow oval. If you can't sew, just use fabric glue or a glue gun to stick them together.

To attach it to the costume, just use a safety pin to secure it onto whatever you're wearing. Or you can sew on a jump ring, string it on to a cord or chain and wear it as a necklace.

Now for the actual costume I decided to wear this black skater dress from Forever21. The material has a spandex/superhero costume look and feel to it, so I thought this would be perfect. Obviously I have my bat symbol on my dress and I love how it turned out~~!! For my "utility belt" I just put on this black one with gold detailing. If you have a yellow belt or ribbon, you can use that instead. If it's cold where you live, where some leggings or thick black tights. I decided just to wear some sheer skin toned ones. Any black shoes or boots work for this look. I decided to wear these black combat boots that I got at DSW.

For my makeup, I just did my regular face makeup routine. The eyes can be made darker, but I wore this to school, so I didn't want to go too crazy. I started by applying an eyeshadow primer from Elf all over my lids.

Then I lightly filled in my brows with my Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil.

I decided to use some eyshadows from my new Too Faced Matte Eye palette (I do plan to review this soon.) I started by applying the color Fresh Linen, a matte pale pink, all over my lid and up to the brow bone.

Next I blended the color Pebbles, a matte mid-toned gray to my crease and outer lid. Make sure you blend it nicely and create an even transition.

Lastly I took the navy blue eyeshadow called London Fog and used it to lightly line my lower lash line.

I decided to line my eyes, since I thought it would make the look more dramatic. I used my Jordana Fabu-Liner in black and did a simple winged eyeliner.

Because I didn't want my eyes too dark, I lined my waterline with a nude liner from NYX. Last part for the eyes was applying mascara to the upper and lower lashes, I used Maybelline's The Rocket.

For my lips I decided to keep them simple and I used a simple light pink lipstick. You can wear a dark berry or black lipstick if you're really daring. And now we're finished~!!

I hope you guys enjoyed my costume and makeup. Share you costumes with me on Twitter or my Facebook page, I'd love to see them~! I wish everyone a Happy Halloween and that you all have a fun night. Thank you guys so much for reading and I hope to see you at my next post.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

D.I.Y. Potion Necklaces / Charms~!

Hey Guys~!

For Halloween I thought I'd show you guys how to make these beautiful and creepy potion necklaces. They're really fun to make and can be customized however you like. Also you can put it onto a phone strap and make it a charm for your phone. So let's start~~!

You'll Need
Eye Pins 
Mini Bottles
Jump Rings
Wire Cutters

First take a paper cup and mix your glue with some paint. Use any color you like. I used watercolor because I didn't want it to look too opaque. If the mixture is too thick, add a tiny amount of water, just to loosen up the mixture.

Once everything is all mixed up, carefully pour it into your bottle. I got a set of ten of these in the craft store. If the glue paint mixture overflows, just clean up the bottle and tap it down on your work surface so the mixture falls to the bottom.

This is the simplest part. Take an eye pin and cut off part of it using the wire cutters. Then push it into the cork so it looks like this. Your bottles may already have a pin in them, but mine didn't.

Time for the fun part, DECORATING~!!! For this one I took some silver wire and wrapped it around the neck of the bottle. As I wrapped it, I strung on some small pearls. Once I was done with the wire, I took rhinestone and slipped a jump ring through it and attached it to the wire.

 Lastly for the decorating I made a bead charm. I just picked three beads and strung them onto a headpin. Then cut off the excess wire and bent it to create a loop. And then I attached it to the eye pin in the cork using a jump ring. To make it into a necklace, sting the charm onto a cord or attach it to a chain using a jump ring. For a phone charm, just use a jump ring and attack it to the strap. And now we are finished~!!!

 I had so much fun making this D.I.Y. Afterwards I made the pink one on the right, and instead just mixed the glue with pink paint and added different colored beads and a heart charm.

I hope you guys enjoyed this D.I.Y. If you tried it out, let me know in the comments below. I'd love it too if you guys sent me pictures of your recreations of these and you can do that at my Facebook, Twitter, and email. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Too Faced Pardon My French Set Review~!

Hey Guys~!

A few months ago I got the Too Faced 2014 Summer Gift set. I hadn't heard much about it online, so I really bought it on a whim. I thought I'd get it cause it has some unique colors. Also I'd never tried anything from the brand before so I thought it would be a great experience. So let's start~~!

First off, I love the packaging. It comes in this cute little makeup bag. The striped part is made of a canvas-like material and the pink is a faux leather. I love the color scheme, it's just so pretty and summery.

In this kit is an eye shadow palette, a mascara, an eyeliner, and an eyeshadow primer. The palette has a similar color scheme to the bag, which I thought was nice. Also it's pretty compact, so it's great for travel. However just from looking at this, I see a problem. The sample eyeshadow primer is super tiny, it has only 0.11 oz of product. I've heard a lot about the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but I did want to test it for myself and there's barely anything to try.

Let's move onto the actually palette. It has the same set up as many other Too Faced palettes. In it there are three different "looks", Day, Classic, and Fashion. Each look comes with three different eyeshadows, but if you're like me you will mix them around.

~ Here are swatches of all the colors ~

Seashell - Matte Warm Toned Pink
Sand Dollar - Matte Cream
Sunbeam - Pale Yellow with Gold Sparkles

Plumeria - Bright Magenta
Firefly - Metallic Copper
Mermaid - Shimmery Green Teal

Cocoa Beach - Mid Toned Brown with Gold Shimmer
Chocolate Sun - Dark Brown with Gold Shimmer
Toasted Coconut - Matte Brown

I have some hits and misses color wise in this palette. I love Firefly, Mermaid, Seashell, Sand Dollar, and Toasted Coconut. However I find Cocoa Beach and Chocolate Sun too similar and would have preferred maybe a matte light brown or something else.  Plumeria is pretty, but it I do find it bold for a supposed "Day" look. The only color I hate is Sunbeam. Because it's so light, all I see when I blend it out is gold shimmer and I don't know what to do with it. 

Let's move onto the other products in the kit~~!

The eyeliner they give you is the Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner. I love this eyeliner~! It's super creamy and pigmented. For a pencil, it glides on perfectly and looks really nice. I do think having a black eyeliner in this kit was a good choice cause it would look great along side all these bright colors. 

The mascara is great. It makes my lashes look nice and voluminous. However I do prefer waterproof mascara, so I probably won't use this too often. Also I did notice that the wand is kind of big, and I don't like large mascara wands because it causes my lashes to clump together. 

I haven't tried the primmer, mainly cause I thought the sample was really tiny. I plan to save it for if I travel, but I also already have an eye primmer I like.

I'm not really sure if this kit was really worth the $49 I paid for it. Regular Too Faced Palettes cost $36 and the eyeliner costs $18. Yes, those two things together are a $54 value, but I have other eyeliners that I like even more than this one, and they cost significantly less. The palette was the only reason I bought this, and I feel like everything else was kind of a waste.
Packaging: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
  Pigmentation:❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
  Formulation:❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
  Pigmentation: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
  Formulation: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
  Product Design: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
  Formulation: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
Price: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
Overall: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 

I think this palette/kit is okay. The eyeshadows are really unique colors and I do enjoy incorporating them into different looks. Two of them aren't the best, but the other really make the palette worth it. The eyeliner is nice quality, but I've tried equally as good, if not better, eyeliners from the drugstore. The other products in this kit are mediocre in quality and size.  If you can get this kit still, get it for the palette, and maybe give away the other parts.

I hope you guys enjoyed this review. Sorry that I haven't updated you guys lately, a lot has been going on in my life. If you want a makeup tutorial using this palette, let me know in the comments below. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



Sunday, October 12, 2014

1920s Inspired Makeup Tutorial~!

Hey Guys~!

A few nights ago I had a special occasion to attend to.  I really liked my makeup I wore, so I thought I'd show you guys this 1920's inspired makeup look. I didn't have time to film this, so this will be a written out tutorial. Also this look is great if you want to be a flapper girl for Halloween. So let's start~~!

To start, apply your favorite moisturizer and/or primer. I'm using the Clean and Clear Gel Moisturizer and then the  Maybelline Baby Skin Primer. This will create a smooth base for the makeup, allowing it to last longer.

For my face makeup, I applied my Tarte Amizonia Clay Foundation with a flat topped brush all over my face and neck. Then under my eyes I applied the Maybelline Lumi Touch Concealer under my eyes and blended it out. For my blemishes and any redness I applied my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and blending it in. To set all of that I used my Airspun  Powder, which photographs beautifully.

Because I didn't want to look washed out in photographs, I decided to lightly apply some bronzer to my cheek bones and around my face. I used my NYC Bronzer, and then for my cheeks I used Sleek's Rose Gold. Lastly I applied Benefit Watts Up Highlighter to my cheekbones and cupids bow.

Now onto the eyes~~!! 1920's makeup was a lot of smokey, dramatic eyes. So I decided to do a deep berry/plum smokey eye.

First I applied eyeshadow primer, which makes the shadows more vibrant and last longer. I used the Elf Primer in Sheer.

Then I lightly filled in my eyebrows where I felt necessary with my Anastasia Brow Wiz. You don't want to make your brows too defined or dark, because you want the attention on your eyes.

For the eye look I'm using colors from the Urban Decay Naked Palette. On my lid I applied the color Toasted, a shimmery berry color, all over with a flat brush.

In the crease and outer V I put the color Hustle, a dark plum, with a small blending brush.

If you think it looks too dark, like how I felt it did, apply a shimmery light pink or champagne in the inner corners. I used the color Sin, on the same small blending brush.

To highlight the brow bone, I used the color Virgin, a pale shimmery pink, and applied it with a fluffy brush only under the arch of my eyebrow.

With a small angled brush, apply the color Sin on the inner lower lash line. Then on the outer lower lash line, apply Toasted. Blend the two colors together where they meet.

Line the upper lash line with a black liquid or gel eyeliner. I made a slight cat-eye, but if you want a more smokey look, blend it out with a bit of black eye shadow. My favorite liquid liner is the Jordana Fabuliner.

To make the eyes pop, line your tight line and water line with a black or gray eyeliner. I used my Stila Smudge Stick in Halfmoon.

Lastly for the eyes I applied some mascara on my upper and lower lashes. If you want to, you can apply false lashes.

On my lips I decided to wear my MUA Lip Stain in Rose, so all the attention was on my eyes. And now we're finished~~!!!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions, or requests for future tutorials, let me know in the comments below. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.


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