Makeup Tutorial: Matte Smokey Eyes

Guess who posted a new tutorial..... ME!

I am very very thankful for my friends and supporters who gave me encouragement after this post. I have been needing to edit this tutorial for over a month now & finally got the motivation to do it. This look is from a night out I had with some (then) friends which you can see here.

Products Used:

DiorSkin Nude Skin Perfecting Concealer - 002 Beige
*TEMPTU Foundation - 007 Natural
MAC MSF Natural - Medium Plus w/ MAC Kabuki Brush
MAC Sculpt Powder
MAC Prism Blush

MAC Blackground Paint Pot
MAC Smoking e/s (LE) - lid w/ 239 brush
MAC Tete-a-Tint e/s - crease w/ 242 brush
MAC Handwritten e/s - lower lashline w/ 219 brush
MAC Carbon e/s - outer v w/ 217 brush
MAC Porcelaine/Browning Brow Shader
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Shiseido Mascara Base
Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara
Red Cherry Falsies #15

MAC Modesty Lipstick

This last one was after dinner but you can see the shadows are still holding strong :)

This was my first time doing a voiceover tutorial. What do y'all think? Do you like voiceovers or would you rather I talk through the tutorial?



FOTD: Feels Like Summer

I took these pictures a month or so ago and am just putting them up. I used a 25mm clipless curling wand by Sedu Revolution courtesy of Folica.com I can't wait to share a tutorial on this hairstyle.

My makeup is fairly simple. I don't remember exactly what I used but I did use my favorite (and limited edition) lipstick, MAC Love, Henri.

Off the shoulder dress is courtesy of ModaXpress



Dealing with the Negative.

Hi there!

I know some of y'all have noticed my recent 6 month hiatus from YouTube and the blogging community. Not a complete hiatus as I've posted a few things here and there, but definitely not a regular appearance.

I had a little Twitter conversation with another blogger and previous YouTuber about why I wasn't making videos anymore or posting a lot on my blog.

I can't even explain to y'all how many times I have thoughts on various videos I want to make and post or blog entries I'd like to make. But in the end, I lack the motivation. I know exactly where my lack of motivation stems from. Negativity.

Some people don't realize that people who blog or post YouTube videos are real people with feelings. Or these people think that because they're hidden behind a computer screen they can go about putting others down and making something that brings joy to others seem like a wasted effort.

I have a lot of other important things going on in life and don't need the extra negativity to throw me off.

I truly enjoy blogging and creating videos. My field of work leaves little aesthetic outlet so I like to express myself through my blog and YouTube. I admit, I've taken the words of a few mean-spirited people to heart and it just discouraged me from putting myself out on the internet again.

I give myself pep talks and have decided to monitor the comments that are posted to my blog and videos. Since it is my little piece of the internet, I do have the right to allow certain communications and not others. I do think this is a good step in the right direction and gives me a sense of control.

So my fellow bloggers and YouTubers, how do y'all deal with the negativity?


Rebecca Minkoff MAC (Morning After Clutch) Sale!!

Hey y'all!

Just wanted to quickly share a sale that's going on at Rebecca Minkoff's website! I've been eyeing her MAC bags after seeing them on another blogger, Keiko Lynn. I've had the sale page open and keep refreshing it because she's adding more and more colors of MAC clutches (as well as other bags) all the time. So you have to be quick otherwise the color you want will sell out. I ordered mine in Bone. They're originally priced at $295 and are on sale for $182 with free shipping! So if you've been wanting one, I'd highly recommend checking out the sale.

(pictures are from rebeccaminkoff.com)

I can't wait until it arrives so I can share a review on it :)