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Filofax: How I Set-up my Filofax Planner

Here's a YouTube video on a little tour of my Filofax Planner- including how I set it up and organize everything in my life.  The video gives you a glimpse of how everything fits together to fit my lifestyle.  Remember everything is customized and made by me.   I am happy to answer any questions if you have any! 


Links for some of the things that I mention in the video

Filofax Domino Organiser: http://bit.ly/1FE8dvM

A4 size paper on Staples.com: http://bit.ly/1tpcDAQ

Heidi Swap Sugar Chic 12x12 Paper Pack: http://amzn.to/1zFvKdM

If you want to see some detailed pictures of some of the sections mentioned in the video of the  inside of my planner click the thumbnails below.

CALENDAR (including dashboard): Includes weekly pages, and monthly two-page spread with a notes section on the left side. 

PERSONAL: Online expense sheet, websites, contact list, and personal information 

BLOG: Yourtube/blog notes, MOTD notes, blog post planner, Youtube planner

CREATIVE: Weekly creative themes for planner and Project Life, Project Life layout sketches. 

WORK: Time zone chart, work notes

MUA: Client profiles 

MISC: Blank note paper



Review/Swatches: ColourPop Lippies and Liners

ColourPop Swatches- villabeautifful

I've been raving about this brand for awhile now because their products are AMAZING and affordable.  A couple of posts back I shared some swatches of the Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows (view the post here) and a YouTube tutorial featuring the new fall color MOTH here.  Now I am excited to bring you their newest products added to their brand- Lippies (lipstick) and lip liners.  Do you have the problem of matching a lip liner to a lipstick? Well, I do! You find the perfect  purple shade but the lip liners out there are not purple enough (more red) or too dark almost black with a gray tint.  No more worrying about this, ColourPop has you covered.  They were so smart to have lipsticks with matching liners for no more guess work.  Of course you can mix and match to create your own colors but I really think this is great idea. 

Below you will find pictures of the colors that I received from ColourPop along with a review/swatch video that I posted on my YouTube Channel.  Hope you guys like!

Please let me know there are any swatches you would like me to do for future videos and blog posts. :)

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER ROCKET Satin- Pinky Coral

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER ROCKET Satin- Pinky Coral

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER FETCH Satin - Midtone pink

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER FETCH Satin - Midtone pink

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER SCANDY Satin - Bright neon pink

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER SCANDY Satin - Bright neon pink

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER FLAWLESS Satin - Deep red violet

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER FLAWLESS Satin - Deep red violet

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER LBB Matte - Plum Wine

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER LBB Matte - Plum Wine

COLOURPOP LIPIE & LINER LEATHER Matte - Deep dark purple

COLOURPOP LIPIE & LINER LEATHER Matte - Deep dark purple

Tutorial: Lorac Mega Pro Sharp Edge

Lorac Mega Pro Tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial on my eye makeup featured in the ColourPop Lippie Review/Swatch video using the Lorac Mega Pro Palette.  The look is super easy to create with different colors- just follow the steps and use a straight edge. 

Don't forget to check out the rest of my tutorials and check every week for something new! I'm really getting the hang of posting new videos and building my channel.  Lots of new and exciting things are coming your way!

Here are the products I used to create this look:

  • Lorac Mega Pro Palette Cream, Sepia, Camel, Espresso, Black and Fawn
  • MAC Cosmetics Vanilla Pigment
  • LA Girl Cosmetics Gel Eye Liner Very Black
  • NYX Cosmetics Stacked Mascara
  • KOKO Lashes Misha
  • Lips featured ColourPop Scandy and LBB Lippes

Tutorial: Lorac Mega Pro Palette Soft Smokey Eyes

Lorac Mega Pro Palette Soft Smokey

As soon as I saw a post on Instagram about the LORAC Mega PRO Palette I knew I had to get my hands on this super palette along with a lot of other people.  

I haven't really tried LORAC products and I always wanted to try the LORAC PRO Palettes 1 and 2 but never had a chance.  I see a lot of makeup artists stock their kits with the palettes.  I was about to purchase the originals until I found out this motherload was hitting for the fall season.  It actually launched for their 2014 Royal Holiday Collection but looks like it won't even reach the holidays. 

Because I am a typical makeup addict I stalked the LORAC website, Facebook and Instagram feeds to make sure I didn't miss out. Marked the date Tuesday Oct. 7th in  my Filofax (thank goodness for my planner to remind me of all these makeup launches).  Woke up at 6am PST to purchase the palette.  Told my husband I forgot to send out a work email .. lied but whatever I needed the palette.   So happy I did and got my hands on it. 

The shadows overall are super pigmented! I felt every time I dipped my brush into the shadow I needed to tap my brush.  Also I learned very early that you only need to tap your brush into shadow very lightly and it will pick up a lot of shadow.  I wish there was a variety of colors though.  There are a lot of light and mid tone shades all around the same color (check out the first half of the palette).  With that said it's a good palette to create neutral natural looks and classic colored smokey eyes.  If you are into color/brighter colors you may want to pass this up.  

Lorac Mega Pro Palette Tutorial

I knew I wanted to create a couple of tutorials featuring colors from this palette because it can get overwhelming with all the colors provided.  First up is a soft smokey eye, hope you enjoy! 

 

Here are the details of the look:

Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Primer
Lorac Mega Pro Palette Dirty Plum with MAC #224, Cashmere with MAC #239, Granite with MAC #224, Espresso with MAC #226, Sand with MAC #252

LA Girl Gel Eyeliner

Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes Mascara

Elegant Lashes #605 www.elegantlashes.com
Sleek Cosmetics Face Form Contour and Blush Kit Medium
MAC Cosmetics Warm Glow Mineralize Blush
MAC Cosmetics Global Glow Mineralize Skin Finish
NYX Cosmetics Mauve Lip Liner
MAC Cosmetics MEHR Lipstick

Let me know what type of look you want to see from this palette! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel here and like the video! xoxo

Tutorial: Colour Pop Eyes For Fall


Hair and Makeup Addiction Brushes

I have been getting a lot of questions about the brushes that I use for some of my looks- here it is! This complete set is from Hair and Makeup Addiction- the brushes are synthetic hair with bamboo wood handles plus Vegan friendly!   Visit the site for other sets if you feel you don't need a complete one like this- there's sets for eyes, face and individual.  So many uses for each one that you really don't need any other brushes.  I know, at times,  a big set like this can get confusing or overwhelming but don't you worry! You will find the name of the brush labeled on the handle- the names relate to the the purpose of the brush.  Of course, you don't have to use it for the particular purpose/feature but hey at least you won't be left in a dark.  I will do a more in-depth review of these brushes and how I like to use them.  

Close of up Colour Pop Cricket Super Shock Shadow

Close of up Colour Pop Cricket Super Shock Shadow

I wanted to show you how Cricket looks like up close.  It's gorgeous right? It's a smoky mid-tone plum with highlights of soft warm and cool glitter particles. 

Now for the details of the look:

EYES

  • Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Primer
  • MAC Ricepaper (highlight w/ The Shader Brush ), Uninterrupted Pro Longwear Shadow (transition color w/ The Blender Brush), Foile Shadow (in crease w/ the Highlighter Brush) and Sketch (outer corner wrapped around to lower lashline w/ The Detailer and blended out with The Crease Blender)
  • Colour Pop Cricket Super Shock Shadow (lid)
  • L.A. Girl Gel Glide Eyeliner in Champagne (inner half) and Gypsy Teal (outer half smudged out with The Liner Brush)
  • Ardell Wispie Lashes
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara

LIPS

  • MAC Nightmoth Lip Liner
  • MAC Fashion Revival Matte Lipstick blended out with a clean Shader Brush

FACE

  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Global Glow w/ the Blusher Brush
  • Stila Liquid Highlighter with The Queen Brush
  • MAC Desert Rose Blush w/ The Blusher Brush