An Early Holiday Present For Y'all

Last week, I got an email from Koren from Enkoremakeup on Youtube. He came up with an exciting idea to create a video of all the YT beauty gurus as a special holiday tribute to the viewers and supporters :) I had a lot of fun doing this, although I was freaking out since it was during finals. I hope y'all enjoy this! I have more holiday videos (makeup tuts) to come, I am just celebrating the end of finals right now. A big update is coming, I swear, with lots of pics and juicy gossip :)

For now here is the video. Happy Holidays Y'all!

P.S. I'm really nervous about tonight!!!! Why you ask... you'll just have to wait and see :)


Emerald Eyes Using 6th Sin Tutorial

Howdy y'all :)

I seriously am counting the minutes until I'm DONE with this semester. I have my last two finals Thursday morning. My finance final is at 8AM (probably will get to school by 6:30) and accounting is at 11AM....

I'm a dumbass because yesterday I was so lazy. I studied for half the day, then editted my tutorial video. Oh well, I still have all today to study, and one of my good friends took the accounting exam already, so she's giving me a heads up on what to focus on.


Do y'all remember this look using 6th Sin? I taped this tutorial.... on Saturday and just didn't have time until yesterday to edit it. So many of y'all have asked me to talk during my makeup tuts, and I tried... unsuccessfully. I think it's because I blab way too much when I talk LOL. Oh wellio. So don't laugh (too hard) when you see my lips moving to the music.

The Look:

(I was snap happy that day...)

The Ingredients

(All MAC unless otherwise stated)

Fast Response Eye Cream (b4 video)
Prep + Prime Skin (b4 video)
Strobe Cream (b4 video)
Studio Tech NC35 (190se) (b4 video)
Studio Finish Concealer NC20 (152) (b4 video)
Armani Micro-fil Powder (150) (b4 video)
Emote Blush (168)
Quiver Pearlizer (181se)

Porcelaine/Browning Brow Shader (Shiseido #6) (b4 video)
Urban Decay Primer Potion - lash to brow base
Lucky Jade Shadestick - lower lashline base
Stormwatch e/s - crease (217)
6th Sin Metal-X Shadow - lid (242)
Wondergrass e/s - inner crease (217)
Newly Minted Matte2 e/s - lower lashline (219)
Swimming e/s - inner corners (219)
Rose Blanc e/s - highlight (227)
Jealous Kohl Power - upper lashline
Lime Dandy Glitter Liner - over Jealous
Graphblack Technakohl Liner - waterline (forgot to show in video)
Shiseido Mascara Base
Shiseido Lifting Mascara

Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm (b4 video)
Poise Mattene Lipstick

The Hush Sound - Magnolia
Paramore - Franklin
The Hush Sound - Don't Wake Me Up

The Video:


Hang in there everyone! We're almost done, then we can chill :D


Reader Submitted Looks Week #2

For those whose emails I haven't replied to... I'm really sorry! I will get to them all (all 100+ YIKES) after finals, if I have to stay up all night to reply. I hate being behind in anything, but I just haven't had the time to reply to each question/request... but I will, I'm not ignoring y'all! Loves y'all to pieces ;)

Hello Y'all! Here's me procrastinating.... well that's not really the truth since I was in the library since this morning until 6 PM studying for my finals. I have my Business Law final at 8AM Monday, then Marketing at 11AM. My next two exams are on Thursday. Finance at 8AM, and Accounting at 11AM. I got someone to cover for me tomorrow night so I only have to work until 3PM... I can't wait to get this semester over and done with. I think I have "settled into" my new university pretty well now.

As a quick update, I did record a video yesterday. Finally another tut! This ones is over my emerald eyes look using the 6th Sin Metal-X shadow from a week or so back. I tried to talk throughout it, as per request by numerous viewers, but I don't know if I'm going to be able to squish it all in. So if y'all see me moving my mouth during the music, you'll know why lol :) I have to edit it, which may take a few days since I won't be able to sit down and do it right off the bat. But thought I'd let y'all know :)

Anyways, onto the main reason for this post. I was thinking to myself that I was forgetting something today.... and I realized I need to do another reader submitted looks! Mainly as a way to give back to all of y'all who read my blog and support me :) Lovesss y'all! And there are so many amazing ladies/gents out there, y'all inspire me. So here we go...


Trammie sent me her look using the Pandamonium Quad. I love her brows, and the application of the colors is just HOT! I tend to make my looks with the Pandamonium Quad smokey, but now I'm inspired to try this out! Thanks for the inspiration Trammie love :) Oh and I LOVE how your cheeks glow!

What She Used

Select Tint SPF 15
New Vegas MSF
Gold Spill MSF

MAC Pandamonium Quad
MAC Boot Black Liquid Liner
Estee Lauder Primer & Mascara

MAC Masque Lipstick


Emily sent in her Stars N Rockets look. I love it! I actually don't own Stars N Rockets. I want to get it just because of this! Gosh Emily, my budget is angry with you now ;) JK love :D I like the way you winged the shadow out as well. This look definitely will catch a person's attention, so you go girl! Don't break too many hearts out there ^_^

What She Used

MAC Thunder e/s - all over lid
MAC Cloudburst e/s - outer lid
MAC Stars N Rockets e/s - crease
MAC Retrospeck e/s - highlight


Aiman sent me her take on the Smokey Green look. And I do think it came out superb as well ;) Good luck to you on exams as well girlie! Damn bio/pre-med?!?!?! And I'm whining why? I hear y'all have it a bit harder, just because there are so many labs as well as lecture stuff to study. So good luck, I'm glad you understand the stress :P Oh and happy holidays to you :D

What She Used

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC35 - under the eyes
MAC Peachtwist Blush - on cheeks
Covergirl bronzer - as contour

Too Faced Eyeshadow in Steel Magnolias - the green part on inner eyelid
MAC Humid e/s - on outer eyelid and into the crease
MAC Carbon e/s - on outer most eyelid and into crease
MAC Naked Lunch e/s - as highlight
Loreal HIP cream eyeliner black - on upper lashline
MAC Engraved Powerpoint Eyeliner - on waterline
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara-black


I just have to say, Xiong is a genius at hair! You MUST do mine one day alright :D We can trade, I'll do your makeup, you do my hair :) Anywho, she did the Femme Gold/Black look with the wavy hair... all-in-one romantic date night look >.< I like how subtle and sweet in looks, even though in the corn row pic it's all "I'm a badass girl, don't mess with me" type look :D

Those corn rows are so hot... but they look ouchie!!! lol... oh and the MAC person did a great job on your makeup!


Annie also did the Smokey Green look. I LOVE your brows woman. I seriously need to fly one of y'all out to Texas just to get my brows done :D LOL like I have the money for that >_< Are you related to Rose from Asian Beauty Blog at all? Y'all look a lot alike :)


Cindy used Off the Radar, and you look STUNNING with it on! But I have to say, you are gorgeous. You remind me of Kristin Kreuk from Smallville and a little like Tila Tequila. I think she's pretty so I don't mean to be offensive lol.

What She Used

MAC Painterly Paint Pot - Applied with Sephora brush as a base
MAC Off the Radar Pigment - Used 239 brush to apply to entire lid
MAC Smut e/s - Used 224 brush to apply to outer V and blended into crease
MAC Brule e/s - Used Sephora brush to apply to brow bone as a highlighter and to blend any harsh lines.
Vincent Longo Jet Black liner - on top and bottom lashlines
MAC Beige-ing Shadestick - As a base for lower lashline
MAC Smut e/s - Smudged on lower lashline with 219 brush
Dior Show mascara - On top and bottom lashes


Aloha Eileen :) She did the Vintage Glam look, pulling it off like a charm. Your hair is luscious and beautiful, I think your makeup and hair compliments each other so well! And you're so lucky to have a bf who supports your obsession for makeup :) Wanna trade? LOL I joke I joke! Great job, you look amazing!


Thank you so much ladies for sending these into me! Y'all did fantastic. I love seeing different interpretations of looks, y'all inspire me to try some new things :) Anyways, going to bed now. Thanks everyone!


Tag, You're It!

To turn off the music, just hit the pause button above ^ I moved it so that it would be easier for y'all to stop it if you want :)

Just a quick update today, and a small shout out to one of my girls, Chi Thoa. Love you!


Today my Ate Vanessa tagged me. LOL I love playing these games since I do these things every now and again on myspace. Anyways, I'm not quite sure if I'm doing it right, but oh well!

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, to let them know that they have been tagged and to read the blog.

People I Tagged
Alienman, Ate RenRen, Tina, Distinque, Mimi (aka Dorksta), Liz, and The Faux Fashionista.

7 Random Facts and Habits

1. I love Final Fantasy.

2. I love tv.... I like watching sci-fi shows, such as Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Star Trek Voyager. I know I'm a nerd, but don't hate :)

3. I love classical music. I used to play the piano for 4 or 5 years, and I want to get my skills back. I'm starting to practice again. I love how it gives me another outlet for stress.

4. I don't like rides at amusement parks that go upside down. I love the ones that go straight down, but upside down... no ;)

5. I love to read, especially historical romance novels.

6. When I'm rich, I want to buy a ruby (birthstone) to put in my chicken pock scar on my forehead hehehehe

7. I'm still a Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls fan for life ;)

Hahahaha, hopefully this gives you another view of my personality. Anyways, back to studying. Good luck to all on finals!


Reader Submitted Looks Week #1

Like y'all know, I love getting feedback, whether it be emails, ims, or comments. I want to share the abundance of talent that is out there, all you have to do is TRY!

Ever since I started doing makeup and writing for makeup blogs (which hasn't been long as y'all know), I've only had two goals in mind. 1) To learn more about the application of makeup and better myself in that regard. 2) To help others with makeup ideas and tricks. If the only thing anyone gains from reading my blog and looking at my videos is the inspiration to try something new, I think I could go to sleep each night content. I know I had my inspirations to start wearing bolder makeup. People like Pursebuzz, May, and Ricebunny sparked my interest in makeup. Then Snowkei and Mistella inspired me to try bolder makeup looks. It's all about inspiration.

The point of this entry is that I want to start a "Reader Submitted Looks" thing. I don't know what else to call it ;) Anyways, if you are inspired by any of the looks I share and decide to try it out, (and you're not too shy to at least show a picture of your eyes, if not the whole face) and decide to send pics to me like the ladies who will be showcased, I would like to share it with everyone. Of course, only if y'all allow me. The three ladies I'm going to show today sent in their looks, and I think they should be acknowledged for their great work. I contacted (or tried to) them to make sure it was fine. I don't remember which, but I didn't get a response back yet... but I just want to make sure I don't leave one of them out when all three were the ones who inspired me to do this. So to my starting ladies, if one of y'all didn't want me to share, let me know and I'll take it off for you!

To start off here are some rules just to keep things organized. All of this info will be posted in a box to the right where all the links are so you can refer to it easily. I'll also link to that area all the Reader Submitted looks.

1. Please try to take a full face pic and a close eye picture. If you can't take a close picture of your eye, try to take one close to your face and I'll crop it for you.

2. You can do this, or I can, it doesn't matter to me. Put your name on the picture with the look you recreated. For example, if you recreated the Peppermint Eyes, put "Julie - Peppermint Eyes". Like I said, if you don't, I will just so no one can jack your pics since they most likely will be amazing ;)

3. Please email them to me at stephienese@yahoo.com

4. Also email me the list of items you used, so others can try to recreate it! And please specify if you want me to post it or if you're just sending it for me to see.

5. I will post them on every Saturday (if I get any LOL). So if I don't post one each Saturday, don't laugh :D

Alright if y'all have anymore questions, just let me know, k?


Ladies, if y'all can please email or comment me what you used... if you remember :)

The first lady to send me her pics was Mandi :) I think another Filipina, but if I'm wrong, do correct me :D Super sweet girl who I talk to on Youtube with quite frequently. She sent me her take on the Asian Barbie Look and McQueen Look. I LOVE her take on the Asian Barbie look. I love the shape of the shadows, and the white liner looks HOT! I can't wait to try this one out :)


Sohyon did the Smokey Green Look. I love how subtle you made it, but it still looks smokey and sultry. Your skin is beautiful, and I automatically <3 :="" :d="" and="" br="" chunk="" deuces="" girl="" have="" i="" in="" love="" m="" nail="" oh="" on.="" polish="" the="" up="" with="" you="">


My girl Diana, fellow Filipina! I love how your skin glows, and I LOVE how purple looks on you. She did the Plum Electric look.


Thanks so much ladies for sending it in to me. Mwahs! Y'all are great!


Bling All Around

I want to start off by saying, I LOVE it when I'm right :) You're probably wondering what I'm saying... for those who instant message me on AIM, most will know that I generally am always logged in on my Sidekick 3. And it's really hard to type quickly on it. I thought I would share an interesting conversation I had with an obsessed person a few days ago that I think will bring a smile to your lips hehehe:

supremepreet: hey
supremepreet:BiTCh yOur Boyfriend is ugly andhis dick is Small and hes a FOB
me: hello (i typed it and sent it right when it sent me the last message)
me: Oh wow ur rude
supremepreet: u uglyass bitch
me: Would you like to say anthing else you pathetic lowlife?
me: How can you call me a bitch. You don't know me.
supremepreet: well it's true
supremepreet: and i dont care if im 'rude'
supremepreet: is that the best u can come up with
supremepreet: your boring
supremepreet: You have a boring life
supremepreet: thats why
supremepreet: Your going out with an uglyass fob
supremepreet: u uglyass
supremepreet: Now shut up
me: (it wrote all that while i was typing this) I don't need to "come up" with anything. This conversation is over.

*Blocks the loser*

LOL I am seriously so flattered that someone is so obsessed with me and my life to instant message me and tell me all this :) And I'm even more flattered that the person I was referring to in this entry did come back to visit me, since it is so obsessed :D Really I'm flattered, but it's time to move on. I'm not interested in you so go hide under a rock somewhere. I'll admit it, bitch I am, but obsessed loser, you are. Mwahs!

On the subject of bringing smiles to your faces, I thought I'd go ahead and share a picture that one of my peeps on youtube made for me... bahahahha when I first saw it, I seriously could NOT stop laughing! It's a still frame from my Stylistics Review video (linking it soon). If y'all haven't seen it, it's from a part where I'm looking at a brush and seeing that it's made in China.... needless to say I was surprised! Flabergasted more like it.... ahahahahaha I didn't know I looked like that until people started commenting on it... but this picture says it all :)

BAHAHAHAHAHA ..... ok now THAT's fug :D


I went out with my bff and another good friend to the new Cheesecake Factory that was opened at the mall recently. A while back Glamour Girl issued me a challenge to do a Vintage Glam look which was gold eyes and red lips. I decided to break out this look since I was going out. I really like it. I'm prolly going to wear this for the holidays. Tutorial will be done after finals, promise! :)

Studio Tech NC35 - all over face with 190se
Studio Finish Concealer NC20 - under eyes and cover blemishes with 252
Armani Micro-fil Loose Powder - set foundation/concealer with 150
Emote Blush - contour with 168
Tenderdusk Beauty Powder - highlight and all over apples with 181se

Porcelaine/Browning Brow Shader - fill in brows with Shiseido #6 brush
Urban Decay Primer Potion - all over eye area up to brow
Beige-ing Shadestick - base for lower lashline
Uppity Fluidline - base from lash to crease with 242
Pure Ore Metal-X Shadow - over uppity fluidline with 224
Gorgeous Gold e/s - outline Pure Ore to help blend in and lower lashline with 219
Ricepaper e/s - highlight with 227
Blacktrack Fluidline - upper lashline
Graphblack Technakohl Liner - waterline
Shiseido Lifting Mascara
Ardell #131s

Magenta Lip Liner (I still don’t have a red lip liner)
Classic Dame Mattene Lipstick
Racy 3D Glass

I did a few videos, not tutorials mind you. The first one is over my skincare items. I forgot to mention MAC Wipes, which I use for taking off my makeup... maybe I'll do a really quick one to add as a video response... but that will be later. Oh and does anyone have any recommendation for face masks? I have combo skin, oily in the t-zone mainly. Any recs are appreciated ;)

The second one is over the new MAC Stylistics Collection. I did a quick review, right after a nap for my headache lol so you can see the bags under my eyes... delicious right?

The new 129 is SO soft.... if you see the video, I can't get over it! LOL... damn it's so soft! hehehe ;) And I finally got me a lip brush. I can't wait to start using it. But I think it will be a pain in the backside to have to clean it all the time.

I didn't try out the lipglass before hand, but after I did the video, I wore the lipglass, and it feels like butter on your lips! I think they may be the same formula like the MAC 3D Glasses... so so soft! If you didn't get a 3D Glass, go and feel out the Stylistics lipglasses and you will LOVE it. It's not sticky at all and feels as smooth as a lip balm. FOR REAL! And I got two more glitter liners just because I love them (from the Metal-X Collection).

This is the Lighthearted Sheer Mystery Powder, it's the middle shade of the three shades. It feels so smooth, like the Matte2 shadows. I'm loving how MAC is using the same formulas like their newest stuff. The Sheer Mystery Powder seems like the best value to me. You get the cute compact with powder inside, plus a refill. The compact is uber adorable too.... so get it! :)

I bought the Solitaire Sheerspark Powder. It is such an amazing highlight. I put it right underneath my brows and on my cheekbones. The powder is highlight reflective and so pretty!


So back to the Vintage Glam look... I went out with my friends. On with the random pics!

With the bff Brenda. Every year the local mall puts up this HUGE Christmas tree.

Just me... I know I'm short, and the tall tree doesn't really help me :D

Kisses for my bff lol :)

Brenda, Loan, and I waiting for a table at the Cheesecake Factory.

With Loan's bf at our table.

I ordered the Shrimp Scampi. It didn't taste good at all.

I'm the only dumbass in the picture... gosh silly pics end up being "stupid Stephie" pics since no one gets into it lol... :P

Lovesss them!

New day. Waiting at the shuttle stop... attempting to make my thighs NOT look like hams. For some reason, sitting down pics are so unflattering.

Because I'm a dork like that.

I always see those uber cute shadow pics... my attempt made me look like a cow lol :D

The leaves on the tree outside of my house started to turn this beautiful yellow. I just loved it, so I had to take a pic :) And I'm always the dork.

Love him! And if anyone out there doesn't, I don't give a hoot. I'd still hit it ;)

So kiss my derriere, because I don't care!

Me, Emily, and Phuong (my honie's younger sister). It was Emily's last day at work, so we went out to eat after a 6 hr and 15 min shift. I'll miss you Chi Emily!

Oh, and earlier last month my dear friend Vega quit. Doesn't that say something about our workplace? Another girl quit a couple weeks before after working for just a couple of weeks. Anyways, I'll miss her too! Though we still hang out, it's not the same.


Anyways, is that enough of an update for y'all for today? I'm working on this five page essay for my leadership over "Who I Am, What I Believe".... gosh a research paper is such a breeze for me, but writing subjectively is harder. I have so many thoughts and to organize it is just frustrating. I've procrastinated enough. Have a great weekend!