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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

End of summer giveaway! (CLOSED)

Hey dolls,
Sadly we are getting close to the end of summer but I wanted to end it by bringing you an awesome giveaway. This giveaway is also as a Thank you for sticking by me and interacting with me on my blog and my other social media outlets. I always look forward to reading all of your comments and creating new looks and giving you all a little peek into my everyday life. So please keep the comments, requests and questions coming. Okay that all being said let's move onto the giveaway details...


The prizes: 

I wanted to give away some of my favorite products that I personally loved using this summer. I hope the lucky winner will love them too!

Not only am I giving away these products I was also lucky enough to get some amazing ladies to sponsor this giveaway.  

First up is my good long time friend Kathy also known as @beauty_kat on Instagram and honeygem7 on YouTube. For all of my lovely Spanish speaking followers you should check out her beauty channel on YouTube. She has great makeup looks on there!
One lucky winner will not only get all of the goodies pictured above but will also receive all of these from Kathy..


And now last but certainly not least is a lovely and generous lady that has sponsored my blog before and will be sponsoring this giveaway as well. That lady is Brooke from Jordans essentials bath and body. Go check out and like her facebook fan page for more info on her company's products and a chance to win free samples and more giveaway products.

She is so kind to sponsor my giveaway with this awesome Lotion Bar. It is made with beeswax and other natural oils that are beneficial to the skin. This solid bar of lotion helps seal in moisture, and lasts for months!


Go check out and like her pages.




The rules:

- Only one entry allowed, if you enter the giveaway via my blog you cannot enter via instagram.
- You must leave a comment below in order to be entered into the giveaway.

This is a U.S. Only giveaway! I am sorry but for now I cannot cater to my international followers. But I promise I will have an international giveaway soon.
Giveaway will run from 8/20 - 9/30  will close at midnight on the 30th of september and the winner will be announced the next day. 





I want to Thank You all in advance for participating in my giveaway! Good luck!

XoXo,
Alex


Don't forget you can interact with me via instagram @everydaylifeandbeauty and via Twitter @lifebeautyblog






BellaPierre Cosmetics Review/Pictorial






Like what you see? Then check out the rest of this blog post to learn how to achieve this look.






Hey dollies,

Today I am bringing you a new pictorial and review all in one post. The BellaPierre Cosmetics company was kind enough to send me these products to try out.



 For the past week I have been playing around with them and been creating a series of looks using their amazing pigments. I am so blown away by the quality and the textures to all of these products. As soon as I opened the package they sent I instantly fell in love with this pigment in particular:

(Color shown: Wild Lilac)

I would describe it as a raspberry/mauve color with the most amazing shimmer to it. It's a must for any makeup addicts collection.  

I also fell head over heels for the lip/cheek stain they sent me. 

It is the perfect everyday and/or nude pink lip color. I love how soft and pigmented it is. It is the type of lip and cheek color that will go perfectly with any makeup look.

I must admit after testing out the products and checking out their website and prices they are definitely a high end cosmetics company. In other words they are not cheap! But as my hubby always says you get what you pay for. If and when you purchase from them know that you are getting high quality products.  Their pigments are smooth and extremely opaque and glide on the skin like butter. The lip and cheek stain is a dual purpose product which I love! It's great for those of us that are moms on the go but still love to look polished and put together. This will definitely become one of those quick no think items that I have to carry in my bag at all times. 


They also sent me an HD primer that really smoothed out my fine lines and pores. The only thing I did not like about it was the texture. Not because it's bad because it's actually a great product and it really does do what the description says it does. But because I personally do not enjoy silicone/velvet type of textures. In other words I would personally not gravitate towards purchasing this type of primer but nonetheless it is a great base for your makeup and I will absolutely continue to use it. Oh and not to mention they get an A+ for their packaging. I love how sleek and simple everything is! I am not one to go coo coo for crazy, outrageous and wasteful packaging!

Before anyone says anything allow me to throw a little disclaimer out there. YES! They did send me these products at no cost to me but I will always give you my sincere and honest opinions. Also remember everyone has different skin types and complexions so what works for one person may or may not work the same for another.  That being said let's move on to my first pictorial using The BellaPierre Cosmetics.


Products Used:





You should always start out by priming your lid with a good eye shadow base or primer to ensure the longevity of your products and to prevent the natural oils in your lids to cause your powders and creams from creasing.

Step 1: Using the Physicians formula quad in canyon classics (pictured above) Tap a fluffy blending brush into one of the light tan shades or any soft brown shadow you have lying around and place it into your crease using a side to side windshield wiper motion. Due to the fact that I have hooded lids I use this technique to help carve out a crease and prevent from going too far up with any shadow.

Step 2: Using a more densely packed blending brush I applied the Jordana E/S in Auburn right under the crease color I applied in the first step. Doing this step adds depth to the eye look and carves out the crease even further. 

Step 3: Using one of the lighter shades from the pigment stack (Dejzvous) and a wet flat shadow brush I placed the pigment into the first half of the lid. Use a patting motion in order to avoid fall out. 

Step 4: Using the gorgeous (Wild Lilac) color from the stack and the same wet brush place it on the rest of the lid with the same patting motion. 

Step 5: I used one of the darker brown shades (Lava) from the stack and placed it on the outer-v of the eye. 

Step 6: Now this step is optional. I applied a little more the Jordana shadow in Auburn to my crease because I felt I had lost some of the intensity.  But you can skip this step if you don't feel the need to intensify your look.

Step 7: In the same order that I applied the previous pigments I also placed them the same way under my lower lash line, but that step is also optional as you can simply apply one color instead of all three.

Last step, I applied the beautiful white shimmery shade (Snowflake) to my inner corner (tear duct area) and very lightly and softly to the brow bone as my highlight. Finish your look off with your favorite liner and top it off with a mascara of your choice. For this look I used the 3D fiber mascara by Younique but if you do not own it you can always apply some false lashes to glam up the look even further. 


This is the final look. I did take this picture near my window so the sunlight washed out some of the colors. But trust me when I say you can wear this look on a night out or tone it down lose the dark liner and make it a daytime look. 

As for the rest of my look I used the Enter Pronoun By Natalia Ramirez Blowtorch bronzer to warm up and contour my face. I outline my lips with the Ofra Cosmetics lip liner in glacier pink and then topped it off with the pink lip/cheek stain. Another great alternative would the the BellaPierre Natural Lip Liner in Nude. I set my foundation and concealer with the Tarte Amazonian Clay finishing powder. 

Side note: The brush pictured above is by Morphe Brushes they have an amazing selection of top quality professional makeup brushes. I used the one pictured to apply my face powder, My bronzer and I even contoured my face with it by pinching the bristles. I also used it to apply my cheek stain and it blended it out beautifully. Such a versatile brush and so soft. Definitely worth purchasing!

I will be including all of the links to all of these products so you can check them out! 

I hope you enjoyed this review and pictorial and stay tuned for more looks, reviews and an upcoming giveaway from me and a few sponsors..  Subscribe and keep an eye out for the chance to be the lucky winner!


XoXo,
Alex









Links:

http://www.bellapierre.com/shop/


www.youniqueproducts.com/Thais/party/449068/view


https://morphebrushes.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=1170