Saturday, July 28, 2012

Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection Review [with Swatches!] + Tutorial Video Details


Chanel does it again! The Fall 2012 offerings were indeed what beauty connoisseurs would deem "essentials." Nothing is limited edition except for the two Rouge Allure Extrait de Glosses in Caprice and Troublant. I posted swatches of most of the products in the Fall range at the bottom of this post! In the video, I also covered the limited edition, Asia-exclusive Chanel Le Blanc Collection (not to be confused with Chanel's newest skin care line) that is available at exclusively at Nordstrom for their Anniversary Sale. Watch the video and you'll see, you don't want to miss out! Happy shopping <3



Products Used/Worn:
YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
YSL Touche Eclat in 8
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Plus
Bobbi Brown Graphite Ink and MAC Painterly
NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara with Majina #2011 Lashes
Chanel Rives Eyeshadow Quad with Sephora Blending Brush 29
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadows in Complice and Eclaire
Chanel Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Liner in Black
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Explosion with Shu Uemura 17 Blush Brush
   *The Le Blanc Blush is called Fleur de Lotus, the Fall 2012 Blush is Rose Initiale. FdL is a neutral
      bright coral and the RI is a warm medium pink. They did not look spectacular on me, so I passed.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Ruban Rose
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Caprice

Shown but not used in tutorial: Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Riviere
Shown and not reviewed: The Fall 2102 Highlighter.. passed because I really do not need another. Sorry! It was a finely milled, shimmery light gold powder. Beautiful but I couldn't justify it.

Nails:
Chanel Frenzy

Shirt:
H&M

Earrings:
Stella & Dot

Lenses:
Clear Prescription

And last, but not least.. swatches of most of the Fall 2012 Collection. I left out the eyeshadow quad, Premier Regard and Waterproof Liners because they're pretty straightforward.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

JewelMint July Haul + Giveaway [3 Winners!] Video Details



It has been ages since my last JewelMint giveaway, and there are some wonderful pieces I have been wearing a whole lot of recently in this haul! I love them so much, I am giving my subscribers the opportunity to win them.. the giveaway guidelines are listed toward the end of the video. There will be three winners, yes, THREE, and the giveaway is open internationally. Best of luck to everyone and enter as many times as you can for up to ONE WEEK! Enjoy <3



Jewelry Hauled:
Darling Audrey Earrings
Gold Swan Cuff
Precious Pearl Bracelet [bad apple of the bunch]
Always Astoria Necklace
You can sign up for and purchase JewelMint accessories HERE!

Make-up Worn:
Chanel Fall 2012 Products
[Tutorial and Full List will be posted on Friday, thanks for your patience!]

Shirt:
H&M

Nails:
Chanel Frenzy

Lenses:
Clear Prescription

Monday, July 23, 2012

Perfume Collection Video + My Top 3 Summer Fragrances


A lot of you have been asking to see my perfume collection, and I'm sorry it took so long to post this. Better late than never, right? I've had a couple of these since high school, and I don't necessarily wear them (like the DKNY), but they still smell good when I spray them on! That's why you should keep your fragrances cool and away from sunlight. I also have several other perfumes in storage, but I never wear them so I don't bother to display them. Anyway, hope you enjoy!



Parfums Reviewed [These are all Parfums, none are Eau de Toilettes]:
DKNY Be Delicious (Red Apple)
Serge Lutens Fleur D'Oranger and Nuit de Cellophane
Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey
Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose
Lanvin Eclat D'Arpege
Dior Addict (Pink)
Giorgio Armani Acqua D'Gioia
Lancome Tresor in Love
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Versace Bright Crystal
Dolce & Gabanna Rose The One
Jo Malone Red Roses

Scented Body Creams Reviewed:
Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey Body Creme
Boots No.9 Nectarine Body Butter
Hanae Mori Body Creme
Laura Mercier Creme de Pistache Body Butter
Bath and Body Works Pink Sugarplum Body Butter

Make-up Worn:
Chanel Fall 2012 Products
[Tutorial and Full List will be posted on Friday, thanks for your patience!]

Shirt:
H&M


Earrings:
Stella & Dot


Nails:
Chanel Frenzy

Lenses:
Clear Prescription

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Updated Eyebrow Tutorial + Fave Brow Products Video Details



A lot of you guys were excited about seeing this video, so thanks very much for waiting patiently! I know not everyone is going love these brows as they do look darker and more defined. But I got a countless number of complaints about my normally filled in "natural" brows, since many of you felt they were too light. I'm hoping this will satisfy people on both ends of the opinion spectrum since I showed/included both brow styles.

I would have included filling in my brows with the MAC Coquette and MAC 208 brush, but I didn't want to wipe the first eyebrow to do so.. just start from the bottom of the brow and feather up. Don't use extra product on the front of the brow, use only what is leftover from finishing the arch.

Now, I have been tweezing and waxing. I raised my arches and if you're a beginner, I don't recommend you do this at home because most people generally end up overplucking. Go see a Benefit Beauty brow bar aesthetician (look reviews up on yelp.com before making your appointment) and tell them what you would like.

If you have no idea, then look up pictures of people with similar face shapes and features and discuss with the aesthetician what you like and dislike, so that you may agree on what will work best for you! Be honest and communicate assertively!! Good luck :)



Products Reviewed:
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Brow Pencil in Stone Grey
Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil in 1
MAC Coquette with MAC 208 Brush
MAC Brow Pencil in Lingering
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde
Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil in 3

Make-up Worn:
YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
Cargo Blu_ray Pressed Powder in 30
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte
Benefit Boxed Blush in Sugarbomb
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30
Bobbi Brown Black Ink and Graphite Ink Gel Liners
MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection
Ardell Wispies False Eyelashes with Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Baked
Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses in Coralista
Chanel Glossimer in Constellation

Jewelry Worn:
JewelMint's Sugar Pop Earrings [Buy HERE]

Tank:
Aerie Racerback [old]

Hair:
Please refer to Voluminous Straight Hair Tutorial
Curled hair's ends in toward face with my 1" GHD Flat Iron

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

June Favorites [Hits & Misses] Video Details


Thanks for all your patience and support as I continue to make random appearances on YouTube! I promise I'm back full-time, though :) Here's to a great summer!



Products Shown:
Chanel Glossimer in Constellation
Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses in Coralista and Sugarbomb
Benefit Boxed Powders in Bella Bamba and Coralista
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte
Make Up Forever Mat Bronzer in 4
Sigma Tapered Face Brush F25 [Buy HERE]
YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Polish Pen in Sand Shimmer


Make-up Worn:
YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
Cargo Blu_ray Pressed Powder in 30
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte
Benefit Boxed Blush in Sugarbomb
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30
Bobbi Brown Black Ink and Graphite Ink Gel Liners
MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection
Ardell Wispies False Eyelashes with Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Baked
Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses in Coralista
Chanel Glossimer in Constellation

Jewelry Worn:
JewelMint's Sugar Pop Earrings [Buy HERE]

Tank:
Aerie Racerback [old]

Hair:
Please refer to Voluminous Straight Hair Tutorial
Curled hair's ends in toward face with my 1" GHD Flat Iron
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