Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sigma Beauty 10% Off Discount Code!

Hey Everyone!!!

I hope you are all having a fantastic week so far and that the weather is beautiful for you all! I just wanted to let you guys know that Sigma Beauty is having a deal where you can get 10% off of your purchase starting June 1st until June 30th, 2012 by using the code STAR2012! I hope you all take this opportunity to get some products from them! I would definitely recommend the Synthetic Kabuki Kit or the Performance Eyes Kit! Let me know what your favorite Sigma brushes are and what products you are looking to purchase! Have a great rest of your week :-)


Monday, May 28, 2012

Review: Sugarpill Cosmetics Heart Breaker Palette

 Hey Everyone!

  So today I am doing a review for you on the new Sugarpill Cosmetics Heart Breaker Palette! This palette made its debut on May 18th on the Sugarpill website and is the final palette in Sugarpill’s “Heart” series. I am absolutely in love with this palette and as with the other Sugarpill shadows, this one is amazing! The shadows have great pigmentation and wear fantastic on the lid.

The packaging of this palette is to die for. I love how they changed from the usual pink cover on the palette to blue and silver; definitely my favorite color scheme! The packaging is very sturdy, black cardboard and it contains a mirror on the inside lid and the four shadows. I have never had any issues with the packaging coming apart or becoming banged up from being used. These palettes are also very easy to store since they are smaller.

There is a great array of BRIGHT colors in this palette and they are perfect for summer and those bright, fun looks! This palette can be found on the Sugarpill website ( for $34.00. The four shadows can be purchased individually as well for $12.00 each.

Now on to the amazing colors in this palette:

Acidberry: A bright, vibrant lime green matte with a slight pearl sheen.
2am: A matte, more pink/red toned purple with a slight pearl sheen.
Mochi: An amazing bright seafoam green/teal matte with a pearl sheen.
Velocity: A matte royal blue (similar to Royal Sugar but matte!).

Mochi is my absolute favorite color out of all four in this palette, but I am a sucker for anything teal! Mochi seems to have more of a sheen than the other pearl shades. Acidberry has good color payoff although for swatches I did have to go over it a few times just to get it more vibrant. 2am is a fantastic purple. I know that purples are one of the more difficult shadow shades to get right and Sugarpill did wonders with Poison Plum and 2am is definitely up to par! This purple is very vibrant and has a more red/pink tone than Poison Plum, which is a more blue toned purple. Velocity is a great vibrant almost cornflower blue color and it is straight matte.

Overall I definitely think that this palette is worth picking up especially if you are wanting to experiment with colors or use them for more toned down looks! The color payoff is amazing and these shadows blend like a charm. I would give this palette a 5 out of 5 stars!

Overall Rating: 9.5/10
-       This product receives a 9.5 only due to the fact that Acidberry is a color that just needs a little bit of work to get good color payoff, but otherwise I have no issues with this palette or the shadows!

Left to Right: Acidberry, Velocity, 2am, & Mochi

Left to Right: Afterparty & Velocity

Left to Right: Poison Plum & 2am

Left to Right: Acidberry, Midori, & Mochi

*****Disclaimer***** All products included in this review were purchased by myself and were not provided by the company for review purposes. All

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Heart Breaker Makeup Tutorial

Hey Everyone!
    I am extremely excited for this tutorial because it is using the new Sugarpill Cosmetics Heart Breaker Palette! These shadows are simply amazing and as usual, have great color payoff (Could we really expect anything less from Sugarpill?) I really hope that you all enjoy this tutorial and I will have a review up of this palette within the next few days, so stay tuned!!

Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 200 Nude and 240 Medium Beige
Sugarpill Dollipop as Blush
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Sugarpill Shadows: Acidberry, Tako, Mochi, Velocity, 2am
Inglot #77 Gel Liner in Black
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Black
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Ardell #120 Demi Wispies Lashes

Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown

NYX Lip Liner in Prune
OCC Lip Tar in Katricia

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Review: Glamour Doll Eyes Eyeshadows!

Hey Everyone!
            So today I have a review for you on Glamour Doll Eyes, specifically their eyeshadows. Glamour Doll Eyes has been in business since November 2008 and the owner of the company is Vee. The eyeshadows that this company sells are mineral shadows; they are all natural. Some of their shadows are vegan and some are not; some are also lip safe and some are not and this information can be found on the label on the underside of the pan as well as the product name and jar size.

            These shadows are extremely cheap in price and well worth it for the amount of product that you are getting. For a full sized jar it is $6.00 and you get 2-2.5 grams of product without a sifter in a 5 gram jar; if you get a sifter, there is 1.5-2 grams of product in a 5 gram jar.

            There are also two different sample sizes that you can purchase as well. The sample baggie contains 0.5 grams of product and costs $1.25 and the sample jar contains 1 gram of product in a 5 gram jar and costs $2.50.

            I am reviewing 7 of the permanent eyeshadows from Glamour Doll Eyes in this review:
-       Sex Appeal: A green/purple duochrome with green and purple shimmer
-       Hello Brooklyn: A deep blue/black with blue shimmer
-       Dirty Jeans: A pastel blue with extreme gold shimmer
-       Blueberry Lush: A vibrant blue with slight blue shimmer, kind of reminds me of a more veluxe pearl type finish
-       Immature: A vibrant green/teal color that also has a more veluxe pearl finish with slight green shimmer
-       Electric Lemonade: A bright yellow, veluxe pearl type finish with slight yellow shimmer
-       Phyrra: A bright pink/purple duochrome with purple and silver shimmer

            Overall I think that these shadows are amazing and I definitely give them a 5 out of 5 stars. They have amazing pigmentation and work well both wet and dry. I also never really have any issues with fallout as long as I make sure to tap off any extra product on the brush and I always use an eyeshadow primer on the lid. The only issue that I do have with some of the shades, such as immature and sex appeal which have a green/teal base, they do tend to stain the skin for a short period of time after removing the shadows so just be aware of that when using the products.

            I really hope that you all found this review helpful and that you decide to check out Glamour Doll Eyes for yourself to really see how amazing these products are!

Overall Rating: 9.5/10 (Only due to the staining from the green/teal based shades)

Swatches are done both wet and dry (right swatch) and were wet with MAC Fix +

Dirty Jeans, Sex Appeal, & Immature
Blueberry Lush & Hello Brooklyn

Phyrra & Electric Lemonade

*****Disclaimer***** All products included in this review were purchased by myself and were not provided by the company for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Neutral Smokes Makeup Tutorial Using Glamour Doll Eyes!

Hey Everyone!!!
    So unfortunately I am back in school but I am going to try and keep up with doing videos on a weekly basis! So yet again I am using the amazing Glamour Doll Eyes in a tutorial! I seriously cannot get enough of these shadows! They are great for neutral looks such as this one as well as more dramatic looks! I hope you all enjoy this tutorial!

Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 150 Buff Chamois
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Springsheen Blush
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

MAC Shadows: Cork, Brule, Vanilla, Carbon
GDE Shadows: Bearded Lady & Overslept
Inglot #77 Gel Liner Black
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Black
Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara in Black

Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown

MAC Shy Girl

Friday, May 11, 2012

Seein' In Black & White Makeup Tutorial

Hey Everyone!
  So I have a pretty dramatic tutorial this time! I wanted to experiment with using black and white and this is the look that I ended up coming up with. This was definitely a tough tutorial for me to do and it took a LONG time to film but I am happy with the way that it came out! I got my inspiration from a picture that I found on Google using Sugarpill shadows and I did my own twist to the look. Here is the inspiration picture:

I really hope that you all enjoy this fun and crazy tutorial!!!

Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 150 Buff Chamois & 200 Nude
MAC Blush in Blushbaby & Buff
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Inglot DS #496 as the highlight

Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
UD 24/7 Liner in Zero
Inglot Shadow: AMC #63
Sugarpill Shadow: Tako
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Liner in Stingray
MAC Blacktrack Fluid Line
Ardell Demi 120 Lashes

OCC Liptars in Tarred & Feathered

Monday, May 7, 2012

Orange Crush Makeup Tutorial

Hey Everyone!!!
   I am so sorry this tutorial wasn't up when I planned! I was having some uploading issues but hopefully now they are sorted out for the meantime. I really like how this look came out and it's a unique summer inspired look! I am 100% in the mood for some hot weather and since it was quite rainy and blah all week, I figured this look would brighten up the mood a bit! I really hope you all enjoy it!

Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 150 Buff Chamois & 200 Nude
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Sugarpill's Dollipop as Blush
Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Sugarpill Shadows: Flamepoint, Tako, Buttercupcake, Dollipop, Poison Plum
GDE Shadow: Electric Lemonade
UD 24/7 Liner in Electric
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Black
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara in Blackest Black
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes

Brows: Revlon Brown Fantasy in Dark Brown

MAC Viva Glam Nicki
NYX Megashine Lipgloss in Beige

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Review: Sigma Synthetic Kabuki Kit!

As described by Sigma, the Sigma Synthetic Kabuki Kit consists of four face brushes that feature exclusive Sigmax fibers that are designed to apply powder foundations as well as cream and liquid products without absorption into the bristles

The brushes that are included in this kit are as follows

F80 - Flat Kabuki: Application of liquid or cream products to flat areas of the face such as the forehead and cheeks.

F82 - Round Kabuki: Blend mineral products onto the skin.

F84 - Angled Kabuki: Buff cream blush or bronzer onto the skin.

F86 - Tapered Kabuki: Apply cream and liquid foundations onto the harder to reach contours of the face.

I absolutely LOVE this brush kit! The round top F82 kabuki brush is my go to brush for applying liquid foundation. All of these brushes blend foundation, liquid or powder, like a dream! I also find that the angled F84 kabuki brush is great for applying bronzer/contour colors and blush. The tapered F86 kabuki brush is great for getting those “hard to reach” areas such as the nose area and still blends in the foundation great! The flat top F80 kabiki is just a great all around brush for foundation application, and I like to use it to stipple on my liquid foundation or to apply powder to my face as it makes it quite easy to press the powder onto the face then blend it out where necessary. I never see any streaking with my foundation as I do normally with duo fiber brushes, which is what I used to use before purchasing this kit. I have never had any issues with them shedding either!

I give these brushes a 5 out of 5 stars and I definitely recommend purchasing them if you haven’t already! They are 100% worth the money and are sturdy brushes that will last!

The Sigma Synthetic Kabuki Kit can be found here for $56.00

*Disclaimer* This brush kit was purchased by myself and I chose to review this kit out of my own interest and to inform my readers/viewers about this product. All opinions are my own.