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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Halloween Makeup Ideas

Hey loves !

I know its been a while since I've posted but I have been so busy working and being an active participant in my sons school PTA. For all of my mommy followers I am sure you know how that becomes so time consuming. But I did manage to find some time to work on some Halloween makeup looks for all of you. I know last year I received a few requests and wasn't able to create them for you. I am still hoping to work on a few more.. Please let me know if you have any specific requests and I hope these ideas help out. If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to comment or email me.

The first look I did was inspired by Miss Argentina from the Beetlejuice movie of course I put my own twist to it and made it my own. But her green skin was definitely what inspired me to create this look. Plus I had this big jug of liquid latex that I was dying to play around with. I would call this my version of a girl who got her throat slashed and/or bitten and became infected with a zombie virus. LoL Yes my dears I LOVE ZOMBIES and Halloween is supposed to be scary and gory.



 
Another angle
Look at those veins!
 
 
Love how the liquid latex worked out!
 
 
Look #2: Aztec princess
 
 
For those of you needing a quick Halloween makeup idea for those last minute parties.
 
You can always change up the colors to what you prefer or have on hand.
 
Look#3: Sugar skull (Glam Version)
 
You can always alter to suit your choice of colors and fill in the whole eye instead of using sequins and all the sparkle.
 
 
I hope you like these looks and as always I welcome your questions, comments and requests...
 
If I don't post again soon I hope you all have a Happy and Safe Halloween!
 
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XoXo,
Alex
 
 
 



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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August Beauty Favorites

All month long I found myself reaching for products that made my morning routine a little faster. With all of the health issues I've been having the past few months I have been keeping my makeup looks super quick and simple. Even though I kept my makeup simple this past month I still wanted to share my favorites for the month because if you are a makeup lover as I am I would completely recommend adding some of these products to your makeup collection.

 

I have been using my Smashbox Photo finish pore minimizing primer before I apply my foundation. I love the way it smoothes out my face. I have pores that look like craters and this works like magic on my skin.

I didn't use foundation too heavily during the month of august but when I did I used my MAC Cosmetics studio fix fluid. When I wanted a lighter coverage I added a few drops of this foundation onto the palm of my hand and mixed it in with my moisturizer and created my own tinted moisturizer. I only do this on the day I feel like I need some coverage but don't feel like wearing a full face of makeup.

To be honest my concealer hasn't really changed in the past few months! I alternate between a few others but I always come back to my holy grail. The Maybelline fit me concealer is in my opinion one of the best drugstore concealers out there! Its a light weight consistency but still offers a beautiful coverage. My dark under eye circles aren't too bad so this works perfectly for me.

My two NYX Cosmetics products that I used like crazy this month are the contour and highlight shades that I put into a magnetic palette and the NYX blush in Angel. Its a beautiful color! Just enough pink to add color to the cheeks without it making you look like a clown.

I can't put on concealer without setting it with the Make Up Forever HD powder in Translucent. It keeps my concealer in place all day and completely prevents it from creasing. However I gotta admit you have to make sure you don't overload this product or it will leave you looking ashy and dusty.

The Nicka K Tinted Brow Gel was perfect to keep my brows in place. I used this product after filling in my brows with my pencil and powder. I topped it off with this gel and it made them look a little more natural looking. I don't have too many brow hairs but I would assume this product would look great on fuller brows. It could add a little color and make them look a little more polished!

Lastly the Younique 3D fiber mascara has been great for those days you want dramatic lashes but don't want to bother applying false lashes. My eyes water a lot through out the day so I typically only use falsies when I know I will only have them on for a short amount of time otherwise I have to carry my lash glue with me everywhere in order to avoid my tears from making the glue come off. So on the days I cant be bothered to deal with the hassle of false lashes I use the 3D fiber mascara. I have to let you know this mascara is not for people that are in a hurry in the morning. You have to apply the transplanting gel and then the fibers and then comb through them and repeat the process until you get the desired length. If you have the time its definitely worth trying it out.

To finish off my look on the days I want a little color to my lips but don't want to bother with lipstick I use the Maybelline Baby Lips balms and the one I always reach for is in Melon Mania. It's perfect to add color and easy to apply without a mirror.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Let me know in the comments below what else you would like to see me post this week!


XoXo,
Alex

Monday, August 24, 2015

My 5-Minute mommy makeup!

Hey dolls!

I have now entered the world of having a child in elementary school and have only a few minutes to myself to get ready in the morning . I wanted the most minimal look but still wanted to look awake and polished. I wouldn't want to show up to my sons school looking like a zombie!
So I thought I'd share what I used to achieve my 5-minute makeup look with all of you fellow mom's. Even if you are not a mom on the go, this would be a good look for those of you who go to school (high School, college etc.) Of course you can always customize this look with the products that work best for your skin, or complexion. You can also add products as needed such as concealer, bronzer etc. I personally do not suffer from very dark circles under my eyes therefore I skipped the concealer this morning and just concentrated on making my skin look healthy and even. I also skipped the mascara because my eyes typically water pretty badly in the mornings and since it was my sons first day of kinder I figured I would probably be shedding a couple of tears anyway so I didn't see a point to adding mascara to my look today...




I began by moisturizing and evening out my skin tone. My favorite way to achieve that when I am in a hurry is by using the Origins Vita-zing sheer tint moisturizer. Kills two birds with one stone by moisturizing my skin while at the same time adding a little coverage to my skin without it looking cakey or like you're wearing too much.

You can purchase this product at any Sephora, Macys, Nordstrom or Origins store.
 
 
 

I then powdered my face with my favorite of the moment. The Maybelline Fit-Me powders work wonders for me. I used a powder puff and pressed the powder into the skin. I prefer using that method for this look because it helps add coverage versus using a brush would simply dust the face to set the makeup.

Can be purchased at any Walmart, target, walgreens or cvs stores.
 
 



Since I hardly have any brows I lightly pencil mine in and then use a little powder to set them in place and keep the pencil from simply melting off. I use the Maybelline define-a-brow pencil in taupe and set them with a brown powder shadow from the Sonia Kashuk Eye-on-neutral palette.


As you can see I love this palette!
 
 
 
At this point if you would like to add a little bronzer to help warm up the skin or for those of you that don't dare go without blush you can apply it at this point.

After all the steps I finished off my look with my favorite makeup setting spray. And you're all done! This look is quick, easy and simple enough to ensure you look put together during those hectic mornings!

 
 
XoXo,
Alex







Friday, May 1, 2015

Long time no see...

Hey dolls,
I apologize for abandoning my blog here but from my last post on here I have since moved to a new place and has taking me a while to adjust and get everything situated. But I have finally gotten my makeup room all organized and functional therefore I will be posting some new pictorials, beauty tips, recipes, etc... I would love your input and know what you would all like to see. Any specific makeup looks, product reviews etc. Please do let me know by commenting below or via email. Also don't forget I also have an instablog  on instagram which is where I post almost daily. It is so much easier to keep up with it. But I promise I will definitely no longer neglect my blog here. I hope you are all doing well and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support and readership.

                                                     - Alex XoXo