"special occasion makeup"

MOTD: Holiday Inspired Makeup with NYX Cosmetics

I'm a little late figuring out the settings on my camera (1 year later) but I am so happy that I did! Pictures are clear and the colors are vibrant. I have been getting a lot of people asking me why I have a glowing ring in my eyeballs.  That is the reflection from my new lighting! Gotta have good lighting for makeup pictures/videos especially when you do everything at night around 11pm.

Anyways here's today's festive look!

 1. Prime lid with

NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sparkle Green

.  This is how I achieved the vibrant green on the lid.  The green is gorgeous even used on it's own.

2.

NYX Cosmetics Love In Rio En Fuego Eye Shadow Palette

  The middle color (purple burgandy shade) used above the crease.

3.

NYX Cosmetics Love In Paris C'est La Vie  Eye Shadow Palette

for highlight, crease and lid.

4.

NYX Cosmetics Roll On Shimmer Nude

with

Liquid Crystal Liner Crystal Champagne

(the new color is now Crystal Silk) for bottom liner.

5. Line eye with

NYX Gel Liner in Jet Black

. I even used this product very lightly for my brows but I mixed it with the dark brown gel liner too.

5. Lashes are

House of Lashes Pixie Luxe

with Bohemian Princess stacked on top of each other

Can't forget about the @hairandmakeupaddiction brushes to create this look

MOTD: Prom Makeup Mint Green Dress

 I love Stephanie's prom dress color, it is a light mint green.  I didn't want to do a heavy makeup style for this dress but instead I opted for something more light and spring like.  I wish the camera captured the pretty golden shimmery shadow around the eye and the glitter.  It looks so pretty in person.  MAC Creme Cup Lipstick is my favorite all around light pink lipstick as it looks great on everyone.

MAC Vanilla Pigment - Lid

MAC Reflects Glitter Reflects Gold

MAC Mylar Eye Shadow - Highlight

MAC Guacamole - Crease

MAC Swimming - defined crease

MAC Fascinating Eye Pencil - Waterline

MAC Creme Cup Lipstick

Lashes In a Box  #2 lashes www.lashesinabox.com

MOTD: Prom 2013 Makeup Inspiration

My prom was over 10 years ago (wow, really has it been that long?) I remember trying to think how I wanted my hair and makeup done but during that time there was only Seventeen and Teen magazine to look for inspiration.  Now all these teenagers have amazing sources for hair and makeup inspiration via the internet.  During the next couple of months (April-June) I will be posting a look to complement a dress that one of my followers have tagged on Instagram.  Thought this would be a good way for me to start doing daily MOTD'S again :)

Here are some of my past MOTD'S that would be great for this year's Prom Season

Eye Kandy Cosmetics Star Dust Mineral Sprinkles

MAC Cosmetics Swiss Chocolate Eye Shadow

MAC Carbon Eye Shadow

NYX Love In Paris Madelines and Macaroons

NYX Glossy Brown Eye Liner

NYX Illuminator Narcissistic

NYX Butter Gloss Cherry Pie

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation

Urban Decay Vice Palette - Noise, Vice, Chaos

ELF 144 Eye Shadow Palette 

MAC Ricepaper Eye Shadow

MAC Amber Lights Eye Shadow

MAC Carbon Eye Shadow

NYX Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick

Shadows are from the iDivine Sleek Makeup Palette Snapshot.

NYX White Eye Shadow Base (my favorite!)

NYX Nude Eye Shadow - highlight

NYX Purple Eye Shadow -  crease

NYX Charcoal  Loose Pearl Eye Shadow -   lid 

houseoflashes  doll face lashes www.thehouseoflashes.com

NYX Milk Jumbo Eye Pencil (primer liner in water line)

NYX Vanilla Sky Eye Shadow - Highlight

NYX Love in Florence / Gelato For Two Eye Shadow Palette

NYX Kohl Kajal Brown Eye Liner

NYX Xtreme Nude Peach Lip Creme (my favorite lip color of all time! The lasting power is amazing!!)

Tutorial/MOTD - Silver Glitter Eyes

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

I have been on a glitter kick for a couple of my MOTD's on Instagram.  If you have Instagram make sure you find me and follow because I do posts looks that I do not blog about.  I should blog about all my looks but for some reason I can't get into the habit of blogging on a regular basis.  Any suggestions?

Ok anyways.. I'm heading in the wrong direction.

I finally made a new YouTube tutorial with my new video camera thanks to the mister.  Oh and I have a new DSLR too thanks to the mister.  :)  So I am all set to make amazing videos and nice pictures to post for all of you. 

 To achieve this silvery Holiday look watch the video! I promise you it is very simple and easy!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Virgin (highlight), Tease (crease), Verve (lid), Blackout (outer corner)

Eye Kandy Cosmetics Glitter

- Confetti and Licorice Stick

House of Lashes

- Temptress

NYX Sandy Pink Lip Liner

NYC Peach Parfait Lip Plumper 

I wish you all a great Holidays Season!!! I hope all of you don't mind that I will be blogging about my upcoming wedding!! Can't wait!

MOTD: Purple Glittery Smokey Eye

 I LOVE PURPLE and I LOVE GLITTER!!!

I am going to make this quick and edit later, I just wanted to get these pics out before I post MYMOTD on Instagram this evening.

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Time for a glittery purple smokey eye! Eye Shadows - white, purple, light brown and black from the #Wetnwild Color Icon Palette I Love Matte.  This palette is amazing especially for a brand that can be found at a drugstore.  I could only find it at Walgreens.  Swatches and in depth review in a later post.  Lips are Covergirl Lipstick #330 Divine

 To make this look extra special I packed on

Eye Kandy Cosmetics

glitter in Tiny Tart.  P.S. The Liquid Sugar Glitter Glue is AMAZING! Did not irritate my eyes at all.  They have a large selection of glitters, literally colors of the rainbow.  I will be featuring more colors for future MOTD's.

Now to top off my glittery purple smokey eye why not pair it with some Violet Noir lashes from

FAUX

. Look closely, do you see the purple feathers mixed in with the falsie?? Adds an added dramatic flair to the makeup.

Here's more close up pictures!