September ipsy Bag 2014

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The contents of my September ipsy Bag are:

  • Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss – Basic Instinct
  • Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
  • Pacifica Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil – Gun Metal
  • Alterna Haircare CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction Leave-In Hair Perfector
  • Nourish Organic ™ Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser

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September ipsy eyeliner swatch Pacifica Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil – Gun Metal

September ispy Lipgloss swatchCailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss – Basic Instinct

September Birchbox 2014

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The contents of my September Birchbox are:

  • Davines OI Absolute Beautifying Conditioner
  • Atelier Cologne Vanilla Insensee Fragrance
  • Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit
  • Acure Organics Day Cream
  • Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Ripe Raspberry
  • Davines OI Absolute Beautifying Potion
  • Davines OI Absolute Beautifying Shampoo

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NFL Teams Makeup Look: Dallas Cowboys

Next on my list for the NFL teams makeup look are the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys have won five Super Bowl Championships. Their team colors are navy and silver.

Cowboys Face

Eyes

Cowboys Silver EyeshadowCoastal Scents Minerals Eye Shadow (center of lid) – Molten Silver

Cowboys Eyeshadow PaletteBH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eye Edition Palette

Rest of Eye Makeup

Cowboys Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lids) – Cobalt
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Navy
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Lips

Cowboy LipsLaura Geller Lipstick – Sugared Maple

Cheeks

Cowboys Cheeks

  • Iman Cosmetics Second to None Luminous Foundation (used as a contour) – Earth 5
  • Maybelline® Face Studio Master Glaze™ – Plums Up
  • Laura Geller Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow (used as a highlight) –Silver Sands

Face

Cowboys Face Makeup

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • Maybelline® Fit Me™ Concealer – Café
  • Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer – Deep

Cowboys Face Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Pittsburgh Steelers

Time for a new series YAYYY! The National Football League (NFL) season has begun in the United States. I thought it would be really fun to display various looks based on the NFL team colors. To be fair to the teams representing the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) the looks will be based on the teams who have already won the Super Bowl Championship. I’m starting with the teams who have won the most championships and working my way backwards. To kick things off, with six Super Bowl Championships are the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their team colors are Black and Gold. Here we go Steelers here we go!

Black and Gold Face

Lips

Gold LipstickMAC Lipstick – “O”

Eye Makeup

Gold BaseMAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot – Rubenesque

Black and Gold EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Black and Gold rest of eye makeup

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper lashes)
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Black
  • NYX Slide On Eye Pencil (inner corner) – Glitzy Gold
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil (water line & lower lash line) – Black Velvet

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  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Ardell Accent Lashes #315

Cheeks

Gold Cheeks

  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa
  • Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder – Afterglow

Face

Gold Face Makeup

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Power Makeup – WD5
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep

Black and Gold Face Again

End of Summer Tutorial: Featuring Sleek Makeup i-Divine Sunset Palette

Summer is officially coming to an end. I wanted to squeeze out one last Summer tutorial. The Sleek Makeup Sunset Palette seemed right for this occasion.

Sunset End of Summer Look

Sunset Rust BaseNYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on eyelids) – Rust

Colors used from the Sleek Makeup i-Divine Sunset Palette

Sunset Rust EyeshadowRust color shadow applied to the inner and outer third of the lid

Sunset Gold ShadowGold shadow applied to the center of the lid

Sunset Bronzer CreaseNYX Cosmetics Matte Bronzer (used as a crease color) –Dark Tan

Sunset Black Outer VBlack shadow applied to the outer v

Sunset Light Bronze HighlightLight bronze shadow applied to the brow bone

Sunset Demolition Upper LashUrban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper lash line) – Demolition

Sunset Radium Lower LashUrban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line and waterline) – Radium

Sunset Blue Smudge Lower LashBlue eyeshadow smudged on the first half of the lower lash line

Sunset Black Smudge Lower LashBlack eyeshadow smudged on the outer half of lower lash line

Sunset MascaraUrban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper and lower lashes)

Sunset Bronzer ContourNYX Matte Bronzer (used as a contour) – Dark Tan

Sunset Cheek ColorNYX Blush (cheek color) – Cinnamon

Sunset Bronzer HighlightNYX Illuminating Bronzer (highlight) – Magnetic

Sunset Lip ColorMirenesse Glossy Kiss lip color – Perfect Kiss

Rest of the makeup (not pictured)

  • NYX Eye Brow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep
  • NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5

Sunset End of Summer Look Again

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #12

This is my twelfth and final look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink. I had a lot of fun doing this series. I didn’t know what to expect when I first started it. I was concerned about not having enough pink makeup. That wasn’t the case. LOL!

Pink Look 12

Lips and Eyes

Pink Look 12 Eyes and Lips

  • Clinique Long Last Glosswear – Kissyfit
  • Coastal Scents Mineral Glitter (center of lid) – Ballerina Pink

Cheeks

Pink Look 12 Cheeks (L-R)

  • NYX Cosmetics Blush – Desert Rose
  • NYX Cosmetics Blush (as a contour) – Cocoa
  • Stila All Over Shimmer Duo (as a highlight) – Kitten

Eyeshadow

BH Cosmetics 88 Color Tropical Matte Eyeshadow PalettePink Look 12 Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked Basics PalettePink Look 12 other EyeshadowColors used

  • Faint – crease color
  • Naked 2 – brow bone highlight

Rest of Eye Makeup

Pink Look 12 Rest of Eyemakeup

  • NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Black
  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the eyelid) – Strawberry Milk
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (lower lash line) – Aubergine
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Pink Look 12 LashesAndrea #53 False Eyelashes

Face Makeup

Pink Look 12 Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer – Deep
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Pink Look Again

A Closer Look: NYX Cosmetics Concealers

I am so in love with the concealers from NYX Cosmetics. These have been my go to concealers as of recent. It’s always a bonus to find a beauty product that’s not only affordable but of great quality too.

I’ve had these concealers for a while now.

Here are the shades I purchased:

NYX Above & Beyond ConcealerAbove & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer (L-R) Glow, Tan, Nutmeg

These concealers blended nicely and felt lightweight.

NYX Above & Beyond Concealer Swatch(L-R) Glow, Tan, Nutmeg

Before Face Concealer

After Face ConcealerI used the shade in Nutmeg to cover the hyperpigmentation on my chin.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer

I purchased Deep in the in the Dark Circle Concealer.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer Swatch

Before Dark Circle Concealer

After Dark Circle ConcealerThis concealer really does cover the dark circles

Whenever I use a powder foundation I prefer to apply the concealer first. I prefer to apply the concealer after I have applied liquid foundation though.

The Dark Circle Concealer is $5.99 and the Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer is $4.99 at ULTA

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #11

Here in my eleventh look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 11

Cheeks

Pink Look Cheeks 11

  • Be a Bombshell Blush – Beach Please
  • NYX Cosmetics Mosaic Powder (cheek highlight) – Paradise

Lips

Pink Look Lips 11MAC Lipstick – Chic

Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow for Pink Look11BH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 4th Edition

Eyeshadow for Pink Look7Urban Decay Naked Palette

Colors Used

  • Buck – used as a blending color on the crease
  • Naked – used as a blending color on the brow bone

Rest of Eye Makeup

Rest of Eye Makeup for Pink Look11

  • BH Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Onyx
  • NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (lower lash line) – Lionfish

Face Makeup

Face Makeup for Pink Look11

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder – Transparency 05
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer – Deep
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Tan

Pink Look 11 Again

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #10

Here is my tenth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 10

Lips and Cheeks

Pink Look 10 lips and cheeks

  • Sephora Lip Gloss – Pin-Up Pink
  • BH Cosmetics Blush Duo – Iris

Eyeshadow

theBalm Nude’tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Rest of Eye shadow Pink Look 10 Colors used

  • Sleek – used on outer half of the crease
  • Sultry – used as a blending color for crease and brow bone

BH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Pink Look 10 Eyeshadow

Rest of Eye Makeup

Pink Look 10 Eye Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Gel Eye Liner (applied to upper lash line) – Onyx
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid) – Milk
  • NYX Cosmetics Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner (used on waterline) – Silky Cashmere

Face Makeup

Pink Look 10 Face Makeup

  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Tan
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5

Pink Look 10 Again

Style Week Pittsburgh 2014

Style Week Pittsburgh was back for another week of fun and style. Style Week Pittsburgh took place August between the 11th and the 17th with different events happening each day.

Style Week Pittsburgh

I attended the Jewelry Showcase that was held on Wednesday August 13th. This showcase was presented by the Macy’s Department Store located in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Style Week Mehndi by Soma  Mehndi by Soma

Some very expensive pieces were on display.

Style Week Michael Kors  Michael Kors

Style Week Bulova  Bulova

Style Week Jewelry  An assortment of jewelry on display

Style Week more watches  An assortment of watches