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Eugena Washington Runway Look – BH Galaxy Chic Palette

Saw this photo of Eugena Washington on a recent issue of Essense magazine and almost fell out of my chair. The girl is gorgeous but good grief, giving us high fashion AND glam, at the same d*mn time!

eugena washington

I love how this literally looks like a Covergirl advert. And even though it’s winter, there’s something bright and airy about this look, it reminds me of a snow princess ice queen type of look.

I wanted to recreate the look but I was inspired by it, not necessarily trying to exactly replicate it. I decided to go for a softer look, instead of using the smokey coal color on her lids I opted for a softer smokey amethyst.

bh galaxy chic palette

bh galaxy chic palette

bh galaxy chic palette

bh galaxy chic palette

 

First and foremost you all were loving my hair so much in this video and on instagram, I just have to remind you all that this fabulousness is from RPGShow :)

And as promised, I made sure to include some of the stuff I got from the November Wantable box!

wantable

So here’s what you’ll need for the look:

Ellis Faas Foundation
BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette
Ellis Faas Foundation Pen | S107
Ben Nye Translucent Powder | Topaz
Lise Watier Ombre Souffle | Tartan Magique
Youngblood Cosmetics Luminous Creme Blush | Champagne Life
MAC Eyeliner | So There Jade
MAC Studio Finish Concealer | NW40
Maybelline FitMe Concealer | Shade #30
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder | Translucent
Whip Hand Cosmetics Cheek Flash
Beauty For Real | Barely There
Bobbi Brown Mascara | Smokey Eye Mascara 

Das all folks!

So speaking of runway, I’ve gotten pretty positive feedback from some of my runway to wearable videos – would you like to see more of them? If so please leave your request down below as I’m considering doing a series on them :)

I have a music video shoot in the morning so I’m off to bed. *hugs and kisses to you all* Thank you for reading!

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Wantable

Hey guys…meet Wantable! They’ve partnered with me for the month of November and chose to feature me as their expert of the month. In the past they’ve also partnered with Jordan Liberty aka GiveGoodFace on YouTube so it’s actually quite flattering to be considered!

 

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Wantable – it’s a monthly subscription service that has makeup, accessories and intimate pieces. You basically fill out a personalized quiz and cater it to your personal style and preferences and they send you a monthly box with products based on the answers you provide. It’s totally catered to what they feel will best suit your personal style.

 

So you know, the idea of it is not much different from the other subscription boxes out there (which I actually love, my obsession started all the way back ShoeDazzle) except the thing that makes Wantable different from the other ones I’ve used is they actually send you full size products. They also work with a lot of brands that are more indie and up-and-coming. Which I feel exposes you to cool stuff that you otherwise probably wouldn’t even try. 

 

So of course they sent me a box and I got to look, touch, feel, smell and play with some of the November items and yall know I’m super picky – but I do have to say there is some stuff I am excited to try! I picked out what my favorite goodies were and wanted to give you a sneak peek of what to expect :)

 

 

Face Stockholm lipglosses – anyone heard of this brand? Wantable

 

Beauty For Real – the pink one to the right (the shade is Barely There) just became my new favorite everyday nude pink :) they go on really soft and smooth, and feel like a lipgloss/lipstick in one. I already want more of these, for real though.

Wantable

 

Whip Hand Cosmetics – Yo, this ish right here?! REALLY got me hyped! I LOVE supporting indie brands like Whip Hand, I first got a taste when I tried their Set the Stage Primer (which is arguable the best primer I’ve tried, ever). I love what they stand for and how they are all about the working professionals. Reminds me a lot of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

Wantable

 

Japonesque – I knew they were legit when I saw Japonesque in my box. They are an amazing line of makeup brushes! This looks like it’ll be a doozy for applying concealer.

Wantable

 

Skiin – This should be interesting. Curious to see how this one will hold up on my clients…

Wantable

 

I’ve recently been feeling nailpolish binging urges so these came right in time. My nails are growing like mad lately and that’s really the only time I ever get inspired to polish them. My favorite is the lavender!

 

Wantable

 

Lise Watier – This is the second shadow souffle I have from them and they are SUPER soft, creamy and pigmented. I hear they’re a big deal in Canada, so I’m curious to see how these will hold up with shadow on top. Isn’t this gorgeous?

Wantable

Wantable

 

Cailyn – Anyone ever heard of this brand? I know I have, I can’t pinpoint where exactly from though. But this primer does look quite interesting and I definitely plan on putting this one to the test.

Wantable

 

How do you feel about subscription services? They’re definitely a yay for me, perhaps maybe not every single month now but I’m not going to lie, occasionally getting spontaneous surprise boxes of makeup from time to time IS kind of nice.

 

Happy Thursday beautiful people, thank you for reading xx

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Gucci F/W Makeup ft. BH Galaxy Chic Palette

This tutorial was recorded about a month ago, but when I first peeped some of the looks from the Gucci fall/winter collection this year I was outright gagging. It’s not too often we see something this wearable on the runway, usually the looks are quite eclectic and out of the box to say the least. But legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath really put her foot into this one this year, and I knew I just had to recreate it!

gucci f/w 2013

gucci f/w 2013

gucci f/w 2013

gucci f/w 2013

gucci f/w 2013

As you can see from the photos above, red and burgundy palette and little to no brows. OR fluorescent bleached brows, lol take your pick? Either way I am in luh-luh-love with this look.

 

Check out my chocolate version, this is also a two in one tutorial, I did the runway version first and then switched it up and made it ready to wear :) I thought many of you might appreciate that!

runway version

BH Galaxy Chic Palette

‘ready to wear’ version

BH Galaxy Chic Palette

BH Galaxy Chic Palette

BH Galaxy Chic PaletteBH Galaxy Chic Palette

BH Galaxy Chic Palette

 

I am also making good use of the newest BH Cosmetics Palettes, Galaxy Chic and Take me to Brazil, look at how adorbs they are!

bh galaxy chic palette

BH Galaxy Chic Palette

BH Take me to Brazil

BH Take me to Brazil

Every time I get my hands on something from BH Cosmetics I am more and more impressed. I definitely see more tutorials with these palettes in the future since they are like a ‘one stop shop’ when you’re following along with my looks :) Don’t you agree?

 

Here’s the list of products I used to achieve the look:
BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette
BH Cosmetics Take me to Brazil Palette
Ellis Faas Foundation Pen | S107
MAC ProLongwear Concealer
Youngblood Cosmetics Hi-Def Hydrating Mineral Powder | Warm
NYX Jumbo Pencil | Black Bean
Youngblood Cosmetics Eye-lluminating Duo
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil | Cork
MAC Lipglass | C-Thru
Bessame Cosmetics Sweetheart Balm | Tangerine
Learn how I did the look :)

I hope you enjoyed this one ladies and gents, and if you own these two palettes please keep them on standby for future tutorials :)

 

I hope you all are feeling as inspired as I am this week! <3 thank you for reading and watching. xo

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The Best Mascara Ever

 

The best mascara I’ve tried ever actually turned out to be a duo. Sometimes that can be a bummer, ain’t nobody got time to be layering on two different mascaras every single time you put your makeup on. But it’s definitely worth the results, I can promise you that!

bobbi brownSurprise surprise! They’re from Bobbi Brown! Is anyone surprised? These bad boys have been my newest SECRET WEAPONS lately!

I recently got to try BB’s mascaras for the first time when I partnered with them for the I love Makeup YouTube video we filmed. I got use them on set and the makeup artist told me they were mine to keep. It wasn’t until the next day I realized just how amazing they are. No, like really freakin UH-MAZING.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Mascara

The secrets are the Smokey Eye Mascara and the Lash Glamour Extreme Mascara. A combo that I really didn’t think much of when I first tried them. I’ll have to admit I’m somewhat of a mascara prude, I have VERY high standards and I judge mascaras pretty harshly lol

Some people think that because I already have long and naturally thick and curly lashes that I can just put anything on and make it look good. WRONG, massively. Mascaras are NOT one sized-fits all. And unfortunately it’s not the lashes that make the mascara so yes, it is possible for me to try something and to not be all that wow’d by it. But these two really have exceeded my expectations, and I hold it with very high regards. I like them better than the YSL Shocking Mascara which is my all-time favorite in the history of forever.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

Just LOOK at those brush heads – aren’t they sessy?! First I do about two coats of the Smokey Eye Mascara, that’S where I get that plump, thickums look which also lengthens. Whenever I want a volumizing mascara, I always look for a brush head like this, that is where your plumpness comes from.

 

Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Mascara

With plumpness, however, sometimes come the clumps. That’s when I use one Lash Glamour to come through and seperate my lashes.  And after that dynamic duo these are the results!

Bobbi Brown Mascara

Bobbi Brown Mascara

bobbi brown

*Disclaimer: these are my lashes with just the mascara alone. They have not been curled and I do not use lash serums or extensions.

 

Also very VERY pleased to announce that the I Love Makeup  shoot went so well I was highly inspired to submit an application to their freelancing team and I got hired! You’re looking at the newest freelancer for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics! It’s basically like working on call, but I think it will be amazing to be back in retail and learning more and more knowledge about their amazing line of products. Check out my BB face of the day from yesterday : )

bobbi brown

 

Have you tried any Bobbi Brown mascaras yet? If so tell me what you think!

 

Thank you for reading and hope you’re having an amazing Monday! xo

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Rihanna for Glamour Magazine

Nevermind Rihanna’s outspoken and sometimes raunchy song lyrics.

I’m even gonna let her slide for some of her instagram and twitter ratchetness.

But I’m sayin though….Rihanna on the November cover for Glamour magazine can only be described in one word: gorgeous! She looks amazing!

rihanna glamour magazineRihanna for Glamour Magazine, November 2013

You can thank Mylah Morales as the brains behind this beauty in her November Glamour Magazine spread.Mylah is also the brains behind some of Rihanna’s hottest red carpet looks as well as many other A-listers like Kerry Washington,  Shakira, Cassie, Jennifer Hudson, Viola Davis, Leona Lewis…the list goes on and on and on. Please excuse me while I pick up all those names I dropped, lol Mylah has got one hell of a resume!

Mylah Morales

Mylah Morales

Mylah MoralesMylah Morales

Mylah Morales

 

This is my first time doing a Rihanna look surprisingly, I definitely see myself doing more of her looks in the future because she always looks on point!

Rihanna for Glamour Magazine

Rihanna for Glamour Magazine

Rihanna for Glamour Magazine

Rihanna for Glamour Magazine

Here’s what I did and what I used

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 | Rich
Ben Nye Mojave Matte Foundation | Coco Souffle
Youngblood Cosmetics Hi-Def Hydrating Mineral Powder | Warm
MAC Prolongwear Concealer | NW40
MAC StudioFinish Concealer | NW40
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural | Deep Dark
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder | Translucent
MAC Brow Pencil | Spiked
Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Creme Liner | Icon
Inglot Eyeshadows
Viseart Palette 12 Eyeshadow Palette | 01 Matte
Bobbi Brown Mascara | Lash Glamour
Bobbi Brown Mascara | Smokey Eye Mascara 
Bobbi Brown Mascara | Lash Glamour Mascara
Red Cherry Lashes | #523
MAC Blush | Format
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish | Comfort
MAC lipstick | Pink Nouveau
MAC lip pencil | Cork
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar |
MAC Lipglass | C-Thru

 

Talk about an all star line-up of MAC stuff this time lol dah-welp. Love the look either way and can definitely see myself rocking this out with my girlfriends or a date night :)

I hope you all enjoyed this cover look as much as I did!

 

xo lots of love