Ipsy. I feel like they offer such a great variety of both affordable and high end makeup, beauty tools, and also skin care items. So far I haven't been disappointed with Ipsy and this February bag had to be one of the best. Psssst... don't tell my previous bags but this one has to be my favorite. To check out what I received in this month's Ipsy just click below to watch the video.
Colour Pop. Everyone from Temptalia to Kathleen Lights (a recent obsession of mine) has been raving about the affordable company from Los Angeles. After seeing multiple swatches of their lippie stix (lipsticks) and a cornucopia of positive reviews, I decided to finally give them a go. Once I went to their website I was pleasantly shocked by the amount of textures and colors offered. The best thing of all? Every single eyeshadow, lip liner, and lipstick is only $5! Five, cinco, cinq! I feel like I need to repeat it again because I had such a hard time believing this the first time I saw the prices. All eyeshadows, lippie stix, and lippie pencils are $5. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Abby, one of the YouTubers that inspired me to start making videos, contacted me to see if I wanted to do a collab. The challenge: Create a video inspired by a decade. Since I have been told several times that my features remind them of old actresses/1940's style women, then I decided to do something inspired by the 1940's. In my newest tutorial I'm going to walk you through the look I created so you can achieve a very feminine and retro look yourself. As I previously mentioned, this video is a collab, but not a regular collab- it is a big one! Myself and six other YouTubers are part of the #DecadesCollab, all the links will be listed down below.
the outfit I wore on this day, now I'm going to be showing you my makeup. I got the LORAC Pro Palette a few weeks ago after hearing about for over a year on YouTube. It was one of those products that looked very nice but I felt like I didn't need in my life. That was until I got a coupon from Ulta that allowed me to get the palette for a discounted price so I was like "why not?" Now I'm super glad that I made that purchase because so far I've been loving that palette. On this occasion I decided to play with two of the warmer shades in the palette to create a copper shade that provided the nicest contrast to a forest green sweater.
handy dandy tool that costs less than $5 and a cotton swab.
January favorites then you heard me raving about the new Maybelline Fit Me Foundation. The Matte + Poreless line is Maybelline's newest addition to the Fit Me range which is home to one of my all-time favorite concealers. When I first saw the Matte + Poreless line I first picked up the powder which honestly didn't blow me away, so I became a little hesitant about trying out the foundation. On one of my many CVS trips with my boyfriend, I decided to pick up the foundation on a whim and I haven't looked back since. Ever since I got that bottle of foundation in my room I've been using it every single day and haven't really thought of using any other foundation.
another Madewell dress that I wore last year. What can I say? I have a thing for black knit dresses from Madewell that emphasize my waist. Apart from being ultra comfortable, I think this would make a lovely option if you were going to a semi-casual dinner or get together. It's a whole lot fancy than jeans and a t-shirt, but definitely not a "take me to a $200+ dinner" type of fancy. I think you catch my drift...
this makeup look if you follow me on Instagram because it was the same look that I wore on Christmas Eve. For me this is a perfect look for any occasion because you can wear anything without having to ask yourself "will this go with my outfit?" This makeup tutorial is in collaboration with Betzy of the channel Betzy Carmona so if you want to see a more sultry look for Valentine's Day just go ahead and watch her incredible tutorial. Now let's take out all the neutral makeup from your collection and let's get started.