Current Favorites!

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share with you the things, beauty related and not, that i’ve been loving over the past weeks. Let’s jump right in.

Okay, so i’ll start with the beauty related items.

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The NARS one night stand blush palette. I absolutely love this. It has a bronzer, highlighter, and four blush shades. The Highlighter is a new shade, a sandy goldish white color. The bronzer is none other than Laguna, a matte warm bronzer. The blush shades are Angelika, a bright pink with flecks of glitter, Deep throat, a light peachy gold, Orgasm, their famous peachy pink, and Sin, a deep rose gold. So pigmented and easy to use.

$65, Sephora

Next is the eyeshadow palette featured in my last tutorial. The Too Faced “All of my Favorite Things” palette.

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It has a wide range of super rich and pigmented eyeshadows for every occasion. It also comes with a pink plush as well as a peach one. Also, a large pan of their famous “Chocolate Soleil” bronzer, and the Sun Bunny duo bronzing powder.

Next, I’ve been loving th NAKED basics palette by Urban Decay for carving out my crease.

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Nice neutral shades for a variety of looks, and the Urban Decay shadows are ALWAYS the best.

Next are my Tweezers. The Tweezerman tweezers are great for….. their purpose! haha

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I’ve also been loving the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Toast, and the Long wear cream shadow in Sandy Gold.

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Now moving on to Non beauty related items, I’ve been loving my Crosley Executive Record Player. Vinyl is making a comeback!

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You can also turn Vinyl music into digital with this record player.

Here’s what I’ve been playing most often:

The Beatles “Blue” album:

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Katy Perry’s Prism:

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and Lana Del Rey’s Paradise:

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Next, I’ve been loving my custom Beatles Collage phone case that I created on Skinit.com ! They’re not too expensive, and you get a completely CUSTOM phone case for almost any model of phone. Mine is the Gold 5s. You can upload your own pictures to create your case.

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Now that we’re on the subject of phones, I’ve also been loving my wallpapers. My lock screen is a VW bus with some psychedelic scenery, and my home screen is… drumroll please, THE BEATLES WEARING FURRY COATS.

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Yes, I know I have a TON of unread emails. HAHA

So that’s what I’ve been loving! Hope you enjoyed this!

xoxo,

Pres

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Everyday Winter Makeup

Hi guys!

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I’m back today with my everyday makeup for this new year. I’ve been loving this look for work and everyday. It’s super simple, and using natural colors to make any eye color pop. As for the face, I’m using some new products that I am IN LOVE with!

Let’s jump in.

 

Okay, so, as always, I start out with my eyebrows. I’m just going to fill them in as usual with my Anastasia brow wiz.

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Now I’m going to take the Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Sandy Gold to  prime my eyes. This is essentially the same as a MAC paint pot. It’s a cream-based primer with a gold sheen to it that adds a warmth to the shadows i’ll be adding later.

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Now, surprise surprise, my NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk. I’m going to blend this under my eyebrow and in my inner corner.ImageImage

 

 

Now I’m going to use my Too Faced “All of my Favorite Things Palette” that I got for Christmas. I’m going to use a fluffy angled brush and the color “Cream Colored Ponies” under my brow.

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Now, with the same brush, I’m going to take “Snowflakes”, a shimmery warm white, and apply this in my inner corner.

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Now I want to warm up the crease before adding my defining shade. I’m going to take “Chocolate Milk” and a fluffy blending brush and swirl this through the crease. This  is also going to make blending much easier.

 

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Now I’m going to apply “Honey Honey” to my lid with a flat shader brush.

 

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Now I want a dark but shimmery brown for the outer corner and crease. The dark brown will still give me the definition I want, but the shimmer will make it less harsh. I’m going to mis “Crisp Apple Strudel” and “Dark Chocolate” with a fluffy crease brush.

 

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Then I just blended the outer edges of the color.

 

Now I’m going to line my eyes with the L’Oreal Super Slim Liquid Liner in Black.

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Now apply your favorite black mascara. I used the Sephora Outrageous Volume mascara.

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Now moving on to the skin.

I’m going to use the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation in the lightest shade (Pale People Problems :/  )  and dot that all over my skin, then blend it in with the Real Techniques Angled Kabuki Brush. 

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This foundation has AMAZING coverage. I mean, it’s crazy. It’s also super long wearinng. But don’t worry, I’ll do a full review on it.

 

Now I’m using the Covergirl + Olay concealer for under my eyes.

 

 

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Now I’m using the Clinique Transparency powder in the lightest shade, which, oddly enough, is number eight. What? 

 

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For bronzer, I’m heading back to that Too Faced Palette to use the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in the bottom half of the palette.

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To contour my cheeks and nose, I’m using Hoolah Bronzer by benefit, which has an ashier tone.

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Now for blush, I’m taking Sin from my NARS One Night Stand blush Palette, a rose shade with cold flecks, and then I’m using the highlighter from the same palette.

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Now I’m going to use the NYX butter gloss in Creme Brulee, a peachy nude. Then I’m adding a bit more mascara. And yes, I changed clothes. I don’t like to put my foundation on in the clothes I’ll be wearing for the day, just incase.

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All done! I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment any requests, as always, and let me know if you liked it!

xoxo,
Pres

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Must Have Makeup Brushes!

Hello Lovelies!

Long time no see! I’ve been super busy, but things will be back to normal soon. Anyway, today, i thought i’d share with you my MUST HAVE makeup brushes. Not just the ones I like, but the ones I use EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Let’s jump right in.

CORRESPONDING VIDEO:http://youtu.be/dUZ27QxQq7E

*FYI* All sigma brushes seen in this video were purchased in a kit, not by themselves.

In no particular order, I’m going to start with my HOLY GRAIL foundation brush, which I’ve raved about for a while now. It is the Real Techniques (created by Samantha Chapman of PixiWoo) Expert Face Brush. This brush applies my foundation so evenly and blends it in perfectly leaving my skin looking flawless. $9.00, ULTA Beauty

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Next, I can’t live without my Real Techniques Multi Task Brush. I use this for powder and it picks up the perfect amount of product for setting your foundation. It buffs the powder on leaving an airbrushed finish. LOVE LOVE LOVE. (Comes in a set of 3 brushes) $17.99, ULTA Beauty

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Next, for applying bronzer, I love my Sigma Large Powder F20 Brush. It is the perfect size for getting that “glow” without packing on the bronzer. LOVE IT! $25.00, Sigma

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For a contouring brush, I’m never without my MAC 168 Large Angled Brush. It is, yet again, the perfect size for contouring and getting to all those small areas of the face. $35.00, MAC

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For blush, my must have brush is the Sigma Powder Blush F10 Brush. It’s tightly packed bristles allow for the perfect application of any powder blush product. $18.00, Sigma

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For Highlighting, I love my Sigma Tapered Highlighter F35 Brush. It isn’t too big and avoids the “overly highlighted” look and gives a natural glow. $17.00, Sigma

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Now for eyeshadow brushes. 

 

For highlighting the eyes, I always use my Tigi Angled Brush. It is not available anymore, but an exact dupe is the MAC 275 ($25.00). This brush can easily get in the inner corner and provides the perfect highlight.  ( I chose a photo of the MAC brush. Again, exact same thing.)

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Next, I could not live without my MAC 239 flat shader brush. It applied color to the lid so easily and smoothly. $25, MAC

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For crease color and blending, my go-to is the MAC 217 brush. I cannot say enough good things about this brush. It gets in the crease perfectly, and blends flawlessly. LOVE.

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For blending eyeshadow, I love my Tigi Blending brush. Again, it is now unavailable, but an exact dupe is the MAC 224 ($24). The perfect blending brush for creating a perfect eye makeup look. (MAC brush pictured)

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And that it it for my MUST HAVE brushes! I hope this helped you out if you are unsure on which brushes you need. Check out my video linked at the beginning of this post!

For requests, COMMENT!

Have a lovely Day.

xoxo,

Pres

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Celebrity Saturday#2- Megan Fox!

Hello Lovelies!

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For the second post in my celebrity Saturday series, I chose to recreate Megan Fox’s makeup. I thing she is SO gorgeous and I always LOVE her makeup, however, it changes depending on what event she is attending. I chose to do the look I see her wearing most often which is a gold smokey look. I did not add false lashes because lashes are not the focal point of her look. But if you’d like to add some more drama… GO FOR IT! All colors besides one glitter shadow used in this look are from the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette.

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CORRESPONDING VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/3lbfPXJjyys

Let’s get started!

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Let’s start with brows. Megan’s eyebrows are about the same thickness throughout her brow with a lifted arch. I have pretty thick brows, but I enhanced them with my Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in #15.

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With a MAC 266 brush, I ran this through my brow and rounded it at the arch to create the lifted effect Megan has.

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$20, Sephora

Next, I primed my lids with NARS smudgeproof eyeshadow base, just a clear base.

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$24, Sephora

Now I’m taking my NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in MILK and applying this under my brow and in my inner corner and blending it out with my finger.

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Now I’m going to take my NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Cashmere (gold) and blend this all over my lid.

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Now from the Too Faced Palette, I’m going to take the light cream matte color called Heaven on my Tigi angled brush and apply this underneath my brow and in my inner corner.

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Now for some added light in my inner corner, I’m taking my Napoleon loose eye dust in Ice Storm, a creamy white glitter, and apply that around my tearduct.

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Now for the gold. I’m taking the Honey Pot (gold) from the Too Faced palette on my MAC 239 flat shader brush, and patting that all over my lid stopping about 1/4 of the way from the edge.

 

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Now for the smokey outer corner. On a MAC 217 blending brush, I’m going to take Erotica, a deep grey toned taupe shimmery shade, and buff this in my outer corner and first half of my crease.

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Now I’m going to take Velvet Revolver, a matte color that matches my dark blonde hair, on a fluffy blending brush and buff this above my crease.

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Now to intensify the “smokiness”, I’m going to add “Sexpresso”, a dark neutral toned brown, into the very outer corner and crease with a MAC 217 brush.

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Now for the smokey liner. I’m going to take Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Brown and an Elf concealer brush and smudge that onto my lower lash line.

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For my upper lashline, I want to really smoke out my liner, not as much up, but out to create Megan’s wide-eyed look.

I’m taking my Elf cream liner in Black and my Mac 266 brush and creating a SOFT wing. I’m not dragging it out as far as I normally would, as you can see, I’m stopping shortly before my crease.

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To smoke that out, just take a flat definer brush and a dark brown or black shadow and just move the brush over the liner on the outer half of your eye. No need to be too picky or precise with your line. That, my friends, it the beauty of a smokey eye.

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Now just add your favorite mascara. I chose to use the Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes, a new one i’m testing. I like the way it flares my lashes at the outer edge.

That’s it for the eyes!

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For the face, instead of heavy contouring, Megan always looks sun kissed. Not TAN, but just healthy.

For this, I used my Chanel Soliel Tan De Chanel, their cream bronzer, and applied this in the normal 3 E motion. Super simple.

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For blush, Megan uses a natural peachy-pink shade. I chose Benefit Hervana Blush.

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For lips, add your favorite peachy pink lipstick and you’re done!

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I hope you all enjoyed my second Celebrity Saturday tutorial! If you have any Celeb requests or requests in general, feel FREE to leave them in the comments. Also, check out the corresponding video linked at the beginning of this post! Have a lovely day, and I will talk to you all very soon.

xoxo,

Pres

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