August 30, 2011

Blue smokey

A super simple 1 eye shadow smokey look. Feel free to use any blue you like. Mine (of course) has shimmer. I do however recommend putting on foundation AFTER doing a smokey eye. When using a darker color...take no chances, you don't want fall out all over your foundation.

The look

August 25, 2011

Remembering Aaliyah!

Wow, it has been 10 years since Aaliyah's death. It was a shock then and still is right now. I remember that day waking up for some coffee and my hubby telling me she died. We were the same age, and I knew every word to every song; followed by every dance move to every video. I was heart broken! Of course I played her music nonstop for weeks.

It may sound corny, but I felt a piece of my music generation was gone. She gave us music that was best described in her own words (about her fashion style) "street but sweet".


Anyone and everyone could relate to her music no matter male or female! She was great! When I listen to her music today, I can't help but think of the greatness she would have achieved thus far!


She was the only woman that could make my then one year old son stop playing with toys and focus on a music video. Even to this day, I play her dvd and he comes out the room to watch all 10 videos.

 She was beautiful, classy, mature and a rising star! A woman, singer, actress, model, writer; she was doing it all. She will be missed!

                            My all time favorite song from her is One in A Million!
                        

Aaliyah Dana Haughton
1/16/79-8/25/01

August 24, 2011

Top5 gloss

Decided to begin a series to end the month of August with. "My top 5_____". I am always asked what is my favorite this or that. Since I saw the tag on youtube the light in my head went off and well here is the first installment of "Diamond Faves!" Pics & Swatches!

MY TOP 5 LIP GLOSSES & 1 bonus!


Revlon Gloss in Lilac Pastelle
NYX Gloss in African Queen
top LILAC
bottom AFRICAN QUEEN
NARS gloss Super Orgasm
AVON Glazewear Dazzling Diamond
top Orgasm
bottom Diamond
NYX gloss DESERT
NYX gloss TANNED
top DESERT
bottom TANNED
                                
                           My thoughts and brief description of each!
                              

Make it a Beautiful Day
Avi

August 23, 2011

FOTD: Mellow Yellow

                       Here are a few pics and a list of products used to achieve this Yellow Look.

The Look
The Products
Lips
M.A.C liner "whirl"
CHANEL gloss "unity"

TOOLS:
ELF blending brush & all over e/s brush
SIGMA E55 $ E30
MAC 212
Mark Flat eyeliner
Coastal scents angled liner
MAC nc15/nw20 penci;
EYES:
MAC shadows: Bamboo, Embark, Espresso
SugarPill "flamepoint" (orange)
INGLOT "#60" (yellow)
benefit stay don't stray primer
nyx base white with pearl
Chanel mascara
WnW black gel liner
MAC Luster Drops "sun rush"
                               

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August 18, 2011

Sugarpill

I was so super excited to get something from Sugar Pill Cosmetics. I have heard nothing but great reviews about them, and wanted to try it for myself. I love color. I live in color. Bright colors are the best! So seeing this line of cosmetics made me shiver with excitement!!
The line consists of 2 quads, 9 pressed eyeshadow singles, and 18 loose eyeshadows. The website is http://www.sugarpillshop.com. It is easy to navigate and just as colorful and the products! They also have great swatches of each color/product available. And let me tell you, the products are VERY PIGMENT. The color payoff is amazing!

The packagaing is adorable and has only one flaw; it does not give the name or color of the item inside. Other than that I think it is very creative and I plan to leave my products in their boxes.


So what do I have...
                                                       The Burning Heart Quad
Flamepoint(orange)
Buttercupcake(yellow)
Love+(red)
Poison Plum(purple)
They are super pigmented!
The color in the palette will be the color on your skin!

                                         MIDORI Pressed Single Eyeshadow
                      I also received a free sample of Goldilux Loose eyeshadow (AMAZING)
Did I mention that I ADORE the packaging!
And you also get some logo stickers!

Have you tried SugarPill Cosmetics. What products do you have and suggest?
Make it a Sugarfully Beautiful Day
Avi

Nicki Minaj GMA Inspired look!

Sorry diamonds,
I completely forgot to post this. Pics and a list of products used in the look. The obvious difference in my look and what Nicki wore is the lipstick. But again it is an "inspired" look. Enjoy!
THE LOOK


PRODUCTS USED
EYES:
URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION "EDEN"
NYX EYE SHADOW BASE "WHITE"
all eyeshadows came from Coastal Scents 88 palette
(green, blue, pink)
TARTE EYELINER "BLACK W/shimmer)
L'OREAL VOLUMINOUS MASCARA "BLACK"
LIPS:
E.L.F LIPGLOSS "CANDLELIGHT"
FACE:
NYX BLUSH "CINNAMON"
M.A.C MINERALIZED SKIN FINISH NATURAL "MEDIUM DEEP"


TUTORIAL
                               

Make it a beautiful day!
Avi

August 07, 2011

Gunmetal

Got requested to do an easy sliver look and this is what I came up with! You guys know I love an extra pop of color, so I added a burgandy an the lower lash line. Paired it with a bright MATTE red lip. (yes very bold look, I know). If you do not have these products feel free to use what you have!
THE LOOK

Products Used
NARS Red Matte Lip Pencil
Tarte Black eye liner pencil
MAC Black track fluidline
E.L.F Gunmetal Cream Eyeliner
Coastal Scents 88 matte palette:
 (brown/crease & pale golden peach/highlight)
Inglot #47 (grayish silver) & #450 (burgandy)

TUTORIAL
                               

August 06, 2011

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August 02, 2011

Blue & Green FOTD

Morning diamonds,
In an attempt to prove that inexpensive makeup is not bad (some think otherwise), It's another day with my Drugstore looks. Today's eye features Jesse's Girl Eye dust in BLUE MOON. Along with some other drugstore products {and a few m.a.c} this is what I came up with. [a tad bit dramatic; but you know I love color]

THE LOOK



THE TUTORIAL
                         

PRODUCTS USED

EYES;
C/S 28 eyeshadow palette
Toofaced shadow insurance
L'Oreal HiP cream liner in Midnight Blue
L'Oreal Hip Duos: SHOWY (teal only)
BRAZEN (brown only)
PERKY (green Only)
Jesse's Girl Eye dust in Blue Lagoon
MAC Blacktrack Fluidliner
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
LIPS
MAC lip conditioner
RIMMEL lipstick in Berry Rose
FACE:
Body Shop MATTE IT primer (not shown)
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation #320
M.A.C MSF Medium Deep
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
TOOLS
Sigma E30, E50, F70, F40, F82
C/S angled liner
TARTE KABUKI
MAC 239
Make it a beautiful day!
Avi

August 01, 2011

Purple & Gold FOTD

Having some fun with my L'oreal HiP collection. It was requested to do a purple & gold look. I added the blue for an extra pop of color!

THE LOOK

TUTORIAL
                                 

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                                                                PRODUCTS USED:

EYES:
Too faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Jumbo eye Pencils in Pure Gold & Pacific
L'Oreal Hip CreamLiner in Eggplant
L'Oreal HiP Duo e/s in FLAMBOYANT (both colors)
" in BRAZEN (brown only)
INGLOT E/S # 70 (blue)
BH Cosmetics 88 Shimmer Palette champagne for highlight
Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara

LIPS:
Saphora lip conditioner
NYX liner in EVER
Too Faced Glamour Gloss in BARELY LEGAL

FACE:
Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer in BRONZE1
M.A.C MSF in Medium DEEP
Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve
SmashBox Concealer

TOOLS
Tarte Kabuki
CS concealer brush
E.L.F Blending Brush
SIGMA: E30, E65, F40, E40


Make It A Beautiful Day!
Avi

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