Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips & Essie Sand Tropez

Almost a year ago, I wrote a blog post about the sucky nail stickers I tried from FabulousNails. I am not just a complainer - I do give credit where its due. 
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips are THE BOMB! They are easy to apply (not just apply, but apply well and smoothly) and they stay on until you take them off with nail polish remover. 
Here are some pictures of my nails with Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips; then the Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strip used as an accent for Essie Sand Tropez; then just my nails with Essie Sand Tropez (a color I love). 

Which nail look is your favorite?

Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips

 Essie Sand Tropez with Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strip accent

Essie Sand Tropez

Monday, August 27, 2012

Great Deal: 2012 Sephora Collection Color Daze Blockbuster

Sephora is having a Beauty Insider's Deal on the 2012 SEPHORA COLLECTION Color Daze Blockbuster, a 148-piece color palette. Get this limited edition palette for $49.50 online until September 1st.
I bought it today with free 3-day shipping.
Couple of tips to get more bang for your buck:
  1. Visit RetailMeNot to get an extra something on the side with one of their many promo codes.
  2. You need $0.50 more to get free shipping. If you don't, shipping is $5.95 and then tax is added. You're better off added something that costs $4 to $5 to your cart since you're gonna end up paying that anyway.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mommy's Makeup for a Birth Announcement Photo Shoot

Here are some pictures of makeup and eyebrows I did for a Birth Announcement photo shoot!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rainbow Eyes by FacePerfection!

Talia - Makeup is My Wig

Talia is 12 year old girl who LOVES to do makeup.
Five years ago, Talia was diagnosed with neuroblastoma (cancer that starts in certain types of the original nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus). She is bald from the chemo but she doesn't wear a wig. Instead, this young artist is all about makeup and her motto is "Makeup is My Wig."
Talia has a YouTube channel where she gives a variety of different makeup tutorials.
I've never seen someone so young who knows how to do makeup so well!
Talia was doing better for a while but on August 7th, she posted a new video on her VLOG that she now also has pre-leukimia in her bone marrow. There are not really any treatments for it and the prognosis is 4 months to a year if she doesn't get a bone marrow transplant. She is hesitant to continue undergoing treatment and instead wants to enjoy every minute she has.
Her one wish: To be Ellen DeGeneres' makeup artist for a day! If you want to help her, visit www.ellen.warnerbros.com/show.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shimmery Brown Eyeshadow Look

Here are some photos of makeup I did last week

A Pretty Picture and Interesting Beauty Articles

From www.makeuptalk.com
Pretty picture of M·A·C Tour De Fabulous lipglass colors


In case you are looking to start a Mary Kay business, I tried it - for like 2 days. So I guess I didn't really TRY it. I just wanted out as soon as I got a more realistic idea of what it takes to make money. Here is one girl's experience when she tried it for longer than 2 days:
I Was a Mary Kay Salesgirl: How I Barely Broke Even

There's a book called How to Start a Home-based Makeup Artist Business. I haven't read it but it wouldn't hurt. If anyone else has, let me know what you think about it. 
How to Start a Home-based Makeup Artist Business