Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Favourites!

Here are some of my go-to items for fall.
1) MAC Steamy Eyeshadow.  So works for a nice autumnal look.  For a great tutorial using it, look here at one of my fave gurus TiffanyD's site.
2) I love a matte look for fall/winter.  Like, completely perfect smooth soft skin.  To set my makeup I use Maybelline's Dream Matte Powder.  It's just a great product, no matter which way you slice it and the fact you can pick it up at Walmart or the drugstore for under a small fortune is just icing on the cake.  Of all the high-end powders and mineral powders I've tried, it's the best.  And it doesn't break me out!
3) Another addition to my "flawless fall face" is the Maybelline Age Rewind under eye concealer.  The little round spongey/brushy applicator smakes it go on so smooth (no eye tugging) and it just looks good.  It helps counteract my dark circles and if it helps to "rewind" the sands of time, then all the better.
4) And for concealing the rest of the imperfections on my face I found Kat Von D's Tatoo Concealer.  Obviously, I am not concealing any tattoos, on my face or otherwise, but for blemishes, it's AWESOME and stays on all day.  I know you can get it at Sephora and I'm not sure where else.  A little pricier but totally worth it.
5) If you don't already have these items, get them: Nars Laguna Bronzer and Nars Orgasm blush.  The bronzer is shimmer free so perfect for contouring (hello cheekbones) and the blush is just simple, easy, and looks naturally great with whatever face.  Again, expensive.  But, again, worth it.  Got mine in a due at Sephora.
Stay tuned for more faves.  Have any favourites of your own for fall?  Let me know in comments. :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Check It Out: Blogs and Channels.

Hey, ya'll!
I thought I would bless you all with some of my favorite blogs and YouTube gurus. WARNING: These blogs and channels become addicting. Their lead characters will infiltrate you life and you will find yourself in the staff lunchroom trying to quote something they said about lipstick application or pleated skirts to your boss. It will make no sense to said boss. You won't care.
But, really, I do spend way too much time watching most of them on YouTube. Seriously. I fall asleep to them whispering into my earbuds. But guess what? I look and feel friggin' fierce.
Here is an earlier post of some sites I loved (and still do) if you're interested: click here.
Ok, let's jump in:
Favorite fashion/lifestyle/general amazingness sites I love right now:
1) Brooklyn Blonde. This lady's style is on pointe. And always the candy pink lipstick lately? Loving it. Wish I lived in New York.
2) HRHCollection. Ok, I just plain woship this woman's style. Her makeup, her clothes, her house, her bunny, her Chanel purse. I'm going to kill her and move into her apartment. Kidding. But I do always take her recommendations on everything.
3) The Daybook. This is a really cute blog about a woman (and her husband) and their likes and loves. She is about to have a baby and she makes maternity look chic. Chic!
4) Xiahue. Pink hair and blue eyes? On an asian. And making it look good? Kudos, Xiahue, kudos.
YouTube channels that I be lovin':
1) BeautyForEveryday. I could listen to this woman's southern twang aaaaall day. And she always responds to my queries and comments. I like that. And not to bring age into the equation but this woman looks bangin' for her...age.
2) emilynoel83. Another amazing accent. This lovely lass is a news broadcaster somewhere in the States but it's her beauty broadcasts that have made her famous all over the world. Watch her videos for dupes of MAC and other expensive brands.
3) JLovesMac1: Phillipino, crazy, and apparently in love with MAC. I can watch Jarmaine and her dogs act like nutters all day!
4) PixieWoo. This is makeup done by the professionals. These two sisters run a makeup studio in Britain and are generally the most awesome...ever. I just love to watch them transform their own faces from plain to POW!
5) goldiestarling. Looking for halloween makeup tutorials? Look no further. Her Evil Doll? Perfection.
Ok, well, that's all I am going to share for right now but stay tuned in for my Fall Makeup Faves. I just really need to figure out how to upload my pictures from my new phone onto this new computer.
Love, Roxanne