New Channel + Getting Ready Video

As you all may know already, I had a beauty channel on YouTube that was http://youtube.com/user/beautybeginner but I have been getting a lot of negative messages on that channel since that channel use to be someone else's and they are blaming me of being a hacker or whatever. Although, I am not one to usually let things like that phase me, I decided to open up a new channel as soon as I got a chance. So as of today I am uploading all my beauty videos, tags, hauls and reviews to a new channel. That channel is http://youtube.com/user/makeupandlife Please subscribe to this channel as all the videos will now be in 720p quality and much better. I promise to keep this channel fun. I started buying items today for a giveaway I will be holding just to encourage all of my subscribers to make the switch and also welcome any new subscribers. Make sure to leave any requests on my channel page, this blog or heck, even my email.

I am more than willing to help you guys out in as many ways as possible. I really think this beauty community is so fun and I really want to get involved with all this fun. So be sure to go to my channel and subscribe once you watch the video, okay?

Remember peace and love, we don't need more hate in our lives. Take care and have an amazing day.

Okay so the first video I am uploading to my channel will be a getting ready video. I am going to do an introduction video next but I just needed to learn how I was going to edit and deal with such big file sizes. So I recorded this video spur of the moment and I think it came out pretty good. Dealing with high quality video is harder than I thought and my old video editor couldn't handle it. So here is my getting ready for the first day of school video. The funny thing is that on the day of this video, Hurricane Earl stopped by and school was canceled so now I don't have school until September 3rd.

List of products I used in order:
  1. NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
  2. ELF Professional Eye Shadow Brush 
  3. Neutrogena Mineral Sheers in Clay
  4. EcoTools Highlight Brush
  5. Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Jet Black
  6. EcoTools Smudge Brush
  7. ELF Studio Eyeshadow in Raspberry Truffle
  8. ELF Studio Powder Brush
  9. ELF Complexion Perfection
  10. ELF Studio Concealer Pencil and Brush 
  11. ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer Duo (blush only)
  12. EOS Lipbalm Sphere in Summer Fruit
  13. Avon Glazewear Shine in Darling Pink

Peace and Love

Thanks for the support!


Day Thirteen: Silvery Sparkle

Silvery Sparkles, ooo!
This is strange for me but I usually don't wear silvers on my eyes because I really believe gold flatters me much much more. I was really bored during the day and I decided to play around with makeup. I ended up going to visit my mom in the hospital and that's why my eyes look so tired but I think it is a great look just a little too much for daytime.
Here I used my Coastal Scents 88 Color Palette, Warm with the silver colors on the second row. I used the third silver in my inner corner and fifth silver on my outer half of the lid. Then I used the matte black to blend it all out. I used my Wet n Wild Creme Eyeliner in Black also. For mascara, I applied Covergirl LashBlast Volume in Very Black. And of course on my lips is Avon Glazewear Shine in Darling Pink.

Full Face
Eye Open

Eye Closed

Peace and Love!

Operation Beautiful

I am here to make a post about a website called Operation Beautiful.
I read about this on facebook and I think it is an amazing idea. The mission of operation beautiful is to make random people's day by posting positive messages in public places.
To join this mission all you have to do is post a note and take a picture of it. Then you send the picture and your story to Caitlin at OperationBeautiful@gmail.com
Then the note goes on the website and thousands of people get to check it out.
Be sure to check out the website and see how women have overcome self esteem issues, hate, drama and whatever other problems.
I am totally inspired and will definitely be posting anonymous notes around campus starting monday.



Are you inspired?

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Peace and Love


Day Twelve:

Yay for effort!
As you can see from the pictures I put in a bit more effort getting ready on day twelve. I have no idea what products I used but maybe you can use the picture for inspiration on coming up with your own look. I believe it might have been my handy dandy Covergirl Exact Eyelighrs Quad in 715 Majestic Hazels but don't quote me on that. I know that on my lips I have my age old favorite Avon Glazewear Shine in Darling Pink.

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Nails of the week: Pink Vacation

Hey Beautiful People,
Thanks for joining me in my blog today I hope you like what you see and you follow it.
So I am starting a new series today with my nails of the week. I am not the type of person to change up my nail color everyday so I am just going to do posts every week or so with what nails I am sporting that day. 

This week I am doing all pink nails. I decided to spice up my favorite nail polish with a brighter one on my ring finger.
On my fiingernails I am wearing Sinful Colors Vacation Time Nail Polish with Rimel Lasting Finish Lycra Wear Nail Polish #289 on my ring finger. I think it came out very cute and girly.

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Thanks for checking out this post. Have a wonderful day!

Day Eleven: Tired Eyes

Again we have a pretty boring look, I was just going to school to apply for a job (which I got [: ) I just have Neutrogena Mineral Sheers in Clay on my lid and in the crease. I also just applied my EOS lipbalm all over my lips. I know I don't look my best it's just that I had to wake up at 5 AM to go to school and obviously at that hour I am not my best.

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Day Ten: Naturally Neutral

 This look is from a few days ago I haven't really had any time to upload and/or update my blog. Sorry I have been slacking it's just that my life has turned into crap lately and I have zero motivation to get up in the morning much less pack on the makeup. I promise I will get back up on that horse soon enough and will be doing tutorials and such once I receive my new camera. I hope you all enjoy this look as a basic everyday look. 

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Birthday Wishlist

I don't know if you all have noticed but I am going to be a bit MIA for a while since I have so many personal problems going on in my life. Lately, I barely have enough motivation to get out of bed much less pile on the makeup. Forgive Me?

Moving on now, I don't know if you all know but in 18 days it's my 20th Birthday! Yup September 12th 2010!

Yay for me!
So I figured I'd do a little wishlist just for me because I know I will not be getting half of these things. This way I can save up for those items I want most.

Check out the items after the jump...


Outrageous Thursday

Obviously as you can see from these pictures and the title, this is definetly not something I would wear out. I was just bored again and decided to play with my 88 warm palette. This was the look I came up with. I actually liked it but my fiancee said I looked like I was squinting. Haha!
Anyway here are a few pictures for inspiration or just for something fun to look at. :-)

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Peace and Love


Wednesday Night Boredom

Wednesday Night I was really bored when I realized that my birthday is only about three weeks away. I know that I would like to curl my hair for my birthday and really need to practice before I try doing that. I have been wanting to get the hang of curling my hair for the longest time because mine doesn't seem to hold the curl at all. After trying numerous methods from tutorials on YouTube, I decided that rollers and flat irons weren't the way to go.
I pulled out my 1 3/4" curling and got started. I think it came out really pretty, what do you guys think?
Although, I really enjoyed the curl it only lasted about an hour and a half before dropping down into a horrible mess.

What are you're tips for holding curl?

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Peace and Love


Tips for College Freshmen

Obviously this is a non-makeup related post. I just feel that I would give you all some tips and tricks if you are just starting out college or even High School. I know I would have liked to know some of these things too. If you have ANY additional questions or comments just let me know below in a comment or on my Youtube Channel.

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Peace and Love

Day Nine: Ripe Peach


As you can see I have improved a lot from day eight. Today I decided to do a makeup tutorial (which will be up soon) and decided to stick with the makeup for the rest of the day.
The look is pretty simple and in my opinion appropriate for work, school and many other places.If you would like to see what products I used and how I achieved this look be sure to follow this blog and subscribe to my YouTube.


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Day Eight: Who Knows


Yesterday was day eight of my makeup of the day series so here is the finished look:

Hehe, as you can tell by my ridiculous face day eight is not one I am proud of. I don't know exactly what colors I used. I believe they were all from the Coastal Scents 88 palette but I am not quite sure which. The top lid has a beige type color and the crease has a brownish color. Under my eyes I applied a purple eyeliner and set it with a purple eyeshadow.

This post is dedicated to all those people who got 3 hours of sleep and schlepped on a bit o' makeup to look decent.

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Healthy Changes

Just came back from the doctor today and apparently I am overweight. Right now, I weigh 138 pounds and I am 5 feet tall. It's not anything too unhealthy I just have to be careful with what I eat.I decided that I would like to weigh 125 pounds. I don't think that is too much of a difference to be unhealthy. My goal is to be at that weight in 6 months. So, 13 pounds in 6 months, not too bad right?

First few healthy changes:
  • NO MORE SODA! I know I drink too much of it and I don't want dentures anytime soon.
  • Water 15 minutes before each meal.
  • 30 minutes of exercise a day.

Later I will post a full body picture of how I look now.
Wish me luck!

Peace and love