Holiday Tutorial: Gilded Rose

Howdy y'all!

Here is a holiday tutorial. I originally featured this look 2 years ago and then went MIA for a while... so here is the tutorial FINALLY! Click here for the original look. I wore a brighter red lipstick this time around though.

*MAC unless otherwise stated*

Face & Body Foundation - N5
Studio Finish Concealer - NC35
Invisible Set Powder
Emote Blush - contour (168 brush)
Dollymix Blush - cheeks (136 brush)
Sunsparked Pearl Beauty Powder - highlight (109 brush)

Porcelaine/ Browning Brow Shader - fill in brows
Pandora's Box Lid Primer - all over base
Pure Ore Metal-X Creme Shadow - gold base for lid
Brule e/s (matte highlight) - highlight (227 brush)
Tete-A-Tint e/s (flesh toned) - crease (217 brush)
Dreammaker e/s (iridescent pale gold) - lid (249 brush)
Gorgeous Gold e/s (yellow gold) - over Dreammaker (249 brush) & lower lashline (Pandora's Small Contour Brush)
Cosmic e/s (bronze) - outer v and crease (217 brush)
Blitzed Glitter Liner (gold glitter) - lid (242 brush)
Blacktrack Fluidline - upper lashes (209 brush)
Engraved Powerpoint Pencil - waterline
Ardell #33 Falsies + #2 Falsies
Shiseido Distinguish Mascara

Cherry Lip Liner
MAC Red Lipstick

I will be rolling out some more tutorials soon. I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving!

<3 br="" stephie="">


Happy Thanksgiving!

My co-worker forwarded this email to me. In the past week or two, I've received mean comments, not on my blog, but on YouTube. And I was just SO disappointed that there are people in the world who have nothing better to do than try to bring someone down. Those are people who I really pity and wish I could help. I wish the world was a place where we would all want to help one another and build each person up instead of down. I want to be a friendly face and someone that people can come to with problems or if they need someone to just listen.


" This is undoubtedly one of the cutest I have seen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs.. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth..

The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cub's, perhaps she would improve.

After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species, will take on the care of a different species. The only 'orphans' that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger.

Would they become cubs or pork chops??

Take a look....

Now, please tell me one more time .........? Why can't the rest of the world get along?? "

So this Thanksgiving, I am giving thanks to the people who I love and care about. People in my immediate vicinity, people who are far away from me, and people (yes YOU) who I've "met" through my adventure of blogging, YouTubing and (where it all started) ABBing... even though I don't really go onto ABB anymore. But I have met some really nice people through the internet who I would SOOOOO give a big hug to and maybe a little pat on the booty, depending on the person hehe. Anyways, I wish a happy Thanksgiving to my lovely cyber family. Eat a lot! And don't care about getting a bit over stuffed, you know I like y'all voluptuous!



Life Update!

Hey y'all!

So long time no update... I've been so busy. But if y'all notice on YouTube and Twitter, I've been able to upload a couple of videos. I'm going to make a separate post for some recent FOTDs and my videos, but I wanted to just share with y'all what I've been up to.

This is my last year in college (thank the lord!) and for those of you out there who know anything about the accounting profession, in order to obtain your CPA certification (Certified Public Accountant), you need 150 college hours. I've decided to get my Bachelors Degree in Accounting which only requires me to have 128 hours. Therefore, I am overloading myself with extra classes to get to 150 even though it is not necessary for my degree. Currently I am taking 15 hours and working at least 20 hours per week. Its very hectic and tiring but I know it will pay off in the long run. Over winterbreak I am going to take Business Statistics. That class kicks my booty so I'm hoping the professor will be easier on us since its a shorter period. Then my last semester (Spring) I will be taking 18 hours. And of course working part-time.

Needless to say, I'm a busy bee. But I still am taking time to dabble with makeup. Its a stress reliever... among other things ;)

However, school and work haven't been my only activities. I have made time to go out with Mike and my friends. I am going to get the townhome nice and set up, then I will do a tour for y'all.

Now prepare yourself for a BOMBARDMENT of pictures!

Juicy was getting all kinds of confused with my consolidation homework LOL

Being silly at Fridays. Watching them COWBOYS!!!

My outfit one day for work. Navy dress from American Apparel, cardigan and belt from F21 and shoes are Colin Stuart. I <3 br="" oxfords="">

My baby Juicy :)

Mike and me playing at a softball tournament... beer in hand with my pink batting gloves... of course ;)

Out at a bar in Dallas.

Mike and me on our moving day. I look a fright but we were so excited to take our next big step.

Halloween! I was a gogo dancer... Mike was a glowstick man hehe...

Man I love corsets... they make me look so perky and big! If only I had the endurance to wear them daily lol

Mike and I have decided to cook more often now that we have our own place. I must admit though, I am not an experienced cook at ALL. I probably have cooked more in the new townhome than I have in years. In any case, lovely Pink introduced me to FoodGawker and I have found some great recipes.

I cooked chicken alfredo from scratch the first weekend we were moved in. The picture isn't the greatest but it was yummy.

I also made some salad with homemade vinaigrette. It's my mommy's recipe :)

Juicy is all nice and comfy on our new couch :)

A night out at a local bar. Thursday nights they have $2 you call its. $2 for Riesling... the BOMB! LOL I don't go out on weeknights very often anymore so I felt a little on the wild side... I know sad. Hey I had to work in the morning!!! Hehe...

As y'all know, I like big butts and I cannot lie... and big breasts. I think being voluptuous and having curves = bangin!!! So I don't fret over being super skinny. And I exercise to stay toned. I will be doing a workout video sometime, but as always... LUNGES LUNGES LUNGES! My dress is from American Apparel, belt from F21, shoes from a Korean shoe store here in the DFDub and clutch from Express a long time ago (on sale too!).

Mike and I on our way out to Uptown Dallas. We didn't have a picture in front of our new home yet and his head was blocking the number so he moved it all funny for the pic hehe

My hairstyle is inspired by ethovang09's side hairstyle. Seriously, this girl is SUCH an inspiration and she's so talented. Loves her!!

My dress is fron Forever21. I've worn it a few times before... it is my fave dress so far!

For my makeup, I kept it pretty simple. Liner with dramatic lashes and nude lipcolor (MAC Honey Moon lipstick from the Moonbathe Collection).

Taking in the lovely sights of Dallas.

I just love this picture of Juicy, her little facial expression is too cute!

My next post will be with all my makeup looks.... until then... stay beautiful, inside and out!

<3 br="" stephie="">


Fave Fall Look - Burnt Orange Tutorial

Hey y'all!

Ugh I have been so busy :( I have so many pictures to share with y'all but I just wanted to drop in a quick line.

I recorded a tutorial over one of my fave fall looks. I wore Off The Radar Pigment for the first time two years ago in this post. A funny thing about that previous post on November 15, 2007... well exactly one year later Mike and I fell in love :) Its going to be our one year anniversary on Saturday, November 21. I am so excited :) I feel like I've known him for sooo much longer though.

Anywho, that's besides the point LOL... Here's the tutorial:

*All MAC unless otherwise stated*

TEMPTU AIR pod foundation - 007 Natural
TEMPTU AIR pod blush - Soft Peach
TEMPTU AIR pod highlighter - Gold
Set Powder - Invisible

Porcelaine/Browning Brow Shader - brows & highlight
Rich Flesh e/s (medium brown) - crease (217 brush)
Off the Radar pigment (burnt orange) - lid (239 brush)
Smoking e/s (chocolate brown) - outer v (222 brush)
Firespot e/s (orange red) - lower lashline
Engraved Powerpoint - liner
Ardell #33 falsies
Afterglow Cosmetics Mascara

Mellow Flame lipstick

If y'all are wondering about the TEMPTU Airbrush System, here is my product review of it. I used it again today and I'm liking it :)

I will update y'all soon! I just need to get through Monday... last presentation of the semester. Then I can BREATHE!

Miss y'all! I hope everything is going great for y'all <3 nbsp="">