Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Must Have Acne-Fighting Products + Video Details


I put this video together for all those who struggle to control their acne! These products, which I use as necessary (not daily), have helped clear up the hormonal and environmental acne I have seen since moving up to a more humid climate. I highly recommend everything I reviewed in this video, but please keep in mind that everyone's skin is different so you may or may not see the same results as I have. Whatever happens, don't be discouraged and ultimately.. have patience!



Products Reviewed:
SK-II Clear Treatment Lotion [Discontinued, will be switching to their standard Essence later]
Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Hydrating Gel
Peter Thomas Roth Maximum Complexion Correction Pads
DDF 5% Glycolic Exfoliating Face Wash
Clarisonic Mia Face Brush
Lancome Visionnaire Serum
Fresh Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar
Dior DiorSnow UV Shield Translucent SPF 50 Sunscreen

Makeup Worn:
YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Eyebrow Pencil in Espresso
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink
Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner in 90 Brown
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
YSL Blush Radiance in 7
Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Peche

Ring:
Daily Look

Lenses:
Clear Prescription Only

Nails:
Chanel Malice from Holiday '12

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret Cotton Lingerie Tee

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dior Holiday 2012 Grand Bal Makeup Collection Review/Photos + Video Tutorial Details


Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for beauty updates! @RAEview

Hello, everyone! I wish this video's quality and lighting would have turned out better, but I recently bought a Nikon point and shoot and I am still learning my way around it. I love the results when I use my Canon 7D to film, but my Macbook Pro's OSX was recently updated and I ran into way too many compatibility issues. Canon, I love you but you need to keep up! The Nikon is a lot easier to use since it is a point and shoot, but the color quality is a bit dull and I need to play with lighting tools until I can find the perfect setup. I just barely became fluent with manually controlling all elements of the 7D, but now it is time to start over with the Nikon. I brought out more artificial lighting just to see how it would turn out, and I left the ISO on Auto mode to see if it was any good.. bad Bad BAD BADDD IDEA. The lighting was jumping all over the place, so I sincerely apologize for the wonky results! Plus, iMovie wouldn't allow me to render the video in HD. Sorry! I almost wanted to refilm it and upload it tomorrow, but I am so busy these days that I cannot afford to do that. Nonetheless, I hope you found the review and the additional pictures in the video helpful! I posted some of them here again (plus an extra) just in case you wanted to reference them.

P.S. I just purchased Chanel & YSL Holiday 2012 products, will start photographing them and testing them tomorrow.. and I have a special Tom Ford video coming up! Stay tuned, lovelies..



Makeup Worn/Used:
Burberry Sheer Cover Foundation
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-4 for blemishes
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Dior Holiday Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Quint with MAC 239 & Sigma E35
Inglot Gel Liner in 90 with MAC Angled Liner Brush
Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes with Maybelline Falsies WP Mascara
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess with Sigma F25
Dior 'Diorific' Lipstick in Diva

Nails:
Dior 'Diorific' Vernis in Lady [white]
Dior 'Diorific' Vernis in Diva [black with gold]


Earrings:
Forever 21

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret Pink

Lenses:
Clear Prescription ONLY


Dior Holiday '12 Picks:


I didn't mention it in the video review, but there is another palette in the Grand Bal collection. It has two gorgeously smooth, highly pigmented eyeshadows with two lip glosses in the palette, but I was not a fan of the lip products and it was quite expensive so I had to pass. If you love metallic eyeshadows and are willing to pay the hefty price tag, then this is definitely worth taking a look at.


Then we have the Night Golds palette, which I do not recommend. I purchased and used Fairy Golds in my tutorial, which I found to have smoother texture. The Night Golds was cohesive in color, but not as well executed as Fairy Golds. Night Golds's shadows were more patchy and flaky than what I have generally seen of Dior in the past few years. Fairy Golds might not be to everyone's taste, but Night Golds definitely isn't worth the price tag. Just my two cents :)

*Oops, this is what happens when I'm delirious. The Chanel lipstick swatch is Palpitante. Sorry!

And of course, here are the Diorific lip swatches. The model in the ad campaign was wearing Diorling, but I have enough deep red lipsticks. I wanted something brighter, so Diva was my pick!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink Review, Photos, Swatches



As many of you know, one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes of all time is Tom Ford's Cognac Sable. Because I am so devoted to the palette, I was reluctant to try any of the others in fear that I would be disappointed. Golden Mink, however, is a more subtle alternative to Cognac Sable and I am happy to announce it is a lovely addition to my Tom Ford arsenal. I have been mixing and matching all eight of the shades, what a lovely natural pair. I will show you swatches after the jump!

Monday, October 22, 2012

How to Choose the RIGHT Lipstick Shades for You! + A Giveaway [Two $50 Gift Certificates]


Hello, everyone! This is a sort of an unusual video for me, but I HAD to bring this content and giveaway to you. Lipstick is very personal, we can all wear whatever colors we like. But what shades are the most flattering for your skintone? Unless I have a photo of you or have met you in person, it is really difficult for me to give you specifics. This YouBeauty.com quiz will help you determine what shades compliment your complexion most without having to play guessing games with me, and I will also be giving two $50 BeautySage.com gift certificates away to two lucky winners so that you can try new lipsticks! Best of luck you all, hope you enjoy :)



Makeup Worn:
Burberry Sheer Cover Liquid Foundation in 5
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation in 4 [as concealer]
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
Dior Holiday '12 Night Fairies Eyeshadow Quint
Inglot Matte Gel Liner in 90 with Ardell Demi Wispies
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Esiegle
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Peche

Tank Top and Earrings:
Forever 21

Lenses:
Clear Prescription ONLY

Nails:
Dior Holiday '12 Diva & Lady
*DIOR Holiday review coming WEDNESDAY, please hold all questions!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tom Ford Nail Color in Viper Review, Photos, Swatches



We all know how much I adore Tom Ford Beauty. I have been a devotee since the original launch of his lipsticks, and the full launch of his ultra luxe cosmetics only made me that much more passionate about the products. The Viper nail polish has been on the top of my wish list for the past year. It is now the third Tom Ford nail polish to take its rightful place on my wall, and it looks every bit as sophisticated as I had anticipated. Please see my full review and photos after the jump!

Think Pink Collaborative Giveaway! Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness


In order to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, several YouTubers and I got together for an awesome giveaway! It isn't required that you donate to the Breast Cancer Research Fund to participate, but any donation of any size would be beneficial to further research that could lead to a cure. All the rules on how to enter can be found at the end of this post. Please make sure you read through all the guidelines before submitting your entries! Best of luck and hope you enjoy :)



Top 5 Pink Products Shown:
Swiffer 360 Duster - Breast Cancer Awareness Edition
Chanel Nail Polish in Frisson
Daily Look Pink Waist Buckle Belt
Bath & Body Works Cranberry Pear Bellini Candle
Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Rose Piquant

Makeup Worn:
Burberry Sheer Cover Foundation in 5
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Light
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
Tom Ford Creme Eyeshadow in Platinum
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink
Maybelline Volume Express Falsies WP Mascara [NO FALSE LASHES TODAY!] :D
Lancome Artliner in Noir (Black)
Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Rose Piquant

Hair:
Natural, no styling
Air dry

Tank:
Victoria's Secret

Nails:
Julep Melissa on all nails
Sally Hansen Gentle Glossom layered on middle fingers
Julep Portia Glitter layered on pinky fingers

Lenses:
Clear prescription [no color]


PLEASE READ ALL GIVEAWAY RULES BELOW!
1. You must subscribe to all 6 YouTubers:
Emily: http://www.youtube.com/emilycaroline87
Erin: http://www.youtube.com/mssmalltownbeauty
Jenny: http://www.youtube.com/misojenny
Jess: http://www.youtube.com/jessicalee422
Lindy: http://www.youtube.com/bubzbeauty
Rae: http://www.youtube.com/raeview

2. Be 18 years + or have parental permission!

3. This is open internationally!

4. You may enter THREE different ways:
a) COMMENT - 1 winner: You can comment only ONCE on each of our channels. You can enter UP TO 6 times (one per channel). Comment a response to these two questions: a) What is your favorite pink item? b) what can you do to spread breast cancer awareness?
b) VIDEO RESPONSE - 2 winners: You can make a video response telling us what your top 5 pink products are. You can make up to one video response PER channel. If you are making multiple videos for different channels, they must have different products. The video must be less than 7 minutes long and MUST be a video response to one of the six channels (or else we won't be able to find it). Please name your video "Beauty Gurus Think Pink Giveaway Entry" and in the infobar, provide a link to the giveaway video (of the person you are doing a video response for).
c) DONATION WINNER - 2 winners: You can make as much of a donation as you'd like. Each donation (no matter how big or small) is worth one entry. Visit http://www.fundraiseforbcrf.org/beautygurusthinkpink to donate to the general event donation. Screen shot your donation confirmation letter and email it to bubblesandbeautyblog@gmail.com with your youtube username for confirmation. You may also donate to your own breast cancer awareness cause as well if you do not want to donate to the organization we chose. Just screen shot your donation confirmation letter and email it to bubblesandbeautyblog@gmail.com with your youtube username for confirmation.

5. This giveaway/contest will last for two weeks beginning Oct 11, 2012 and ending on Oct 25, 2012, 10pm EST and each winner will be chosen at random.

Prizes:
-Comment Winner (1 winner): Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set, OPI pink of hearts polish set
-Video Response Winners (2 winners): Laura Mercier Lip Glace, OPI pink of hearts polish set, Stella and Dot Hope Bracelet
-Donation Winners (2 winners): Shiseido Power of Pink Lip Lacquer, OPI pink of hearts polish set, Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Set, Bean Stock Soap, Stella and Dot Scarf, Prismera Design Hope Necklace


FIND US!
Emily:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/emilycaroline87
twitter and instagram: emilycaroline87
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EmilyCaroline87/258066830873258

Erin:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mssmalltownbeauty
twitter: smalltownbeauty
instagram: erine123
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erin.mssmalltownbeauty

Jenny:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/misojenny
twitter: misojenny
instagram: misojenny
blog: misojenny.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Misojenny

Jess:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/jessicalee422
twitter and instagram: jessicalee422
blog: http://bubblesandbeauty.blogspot.com/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicalee422

Lindy:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/bubzbeauty
twitter: bubzbeauty
instagram: itsbubz
blog: bubzbeauty.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItsBubz?ref=ts

Rae:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/raeview
twitter & instagram: raeview
blog: theraeviewer.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRAEviewer

Thursday, October 4, 2012

False Eyelash 101 - What Lashes I Love, How I Apply Them, How to Remove/Clean Them, Etc.


These days, I've been trying to wade through subscriber requests (if you haven't noticed)! I saw this one more and more often recently, so I tried to cover all the major topics and questions about false lashes that I saw in the comments. The video is longer than I expected or wanted, but I hope it helps. If you don't want to know what my go-to false eyelashes brands/styles are, then go ahead and skip to 4:41 to watch just the tutorial and the tips bit!




Tools Used:
Revlon Slant Tweezers
Brow/Facial Hair Beauty Scissors
DUO Waterproof Lash Glue [Dark Tone from CVS]
NARS Larger Than Life Pencil Eyeliner in Via Veneto
Shu Uemura Lash Curler [Buy through the official SU site HERE!]
Red Compact - Kevyn Aucoin listed above!


Make-up Worn:
Burberry Sheer Cover Foundation in 05
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Plus
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Cle de Peau Brow Pencil with Chanel Brow Kit [discontinued]
Lancome Artliner in Black and Tom Ford Platinum Cream Eyeshadow
NARS Larger Than Life Pencil Eyeliner in Via Veneto
Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies Waterproof in Black
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
Burberry Cheek Colour in Peony
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stains in Cherish and Charm
Lancome Juicy Tube Lip Gloss in Daiquiri

Tank:
Lululemon Scoopneck Tank in Flash

Lenses:
Clear Prescription [not colored]

Earrings:
Jewelmint Forever Audrey

Nails:
Essie Bahama Mama
Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad [on pink fingers only]

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Fall Fashion Haul! Complete with Shoes & a Giveaway + Video Details


Hello, everyone! I was requested to do more fashion hauls, so I hope you enjoy this video.. I showcased the several clothing pieces and shoes that I've acquired besides all the Lululemon in the past two months ;) Thanks so much for all your suggestions and support. I will try to put together a Fall Lookbook this month if the crazy heat wave here settles down and if I can get Tammy's brother to film it for me! Hope you enjoy the giveaway!



Clothes Shown (Links are not affiliated) -
1. RVCA Fleece Colors Zip Hoodie in Worn Brick/Red Valley in XS
       *Check Hautelook regularly for the sales! Otherwise, check Dr. Jays HERE!
2. DailyLook Contrast Motorcycle Jacket in S
       *Check it out being worn HERE!
3. Joie Top in 'Tevy' in Purple, XS
       *Available in White on Shopbop HERE! Call your local Nordstrom for purple, sold out online :(
4. Bailey 44 'Viva' Stripe Top in XS
       *Also in Black/Grey from Nordstrom HERE!

5. DailyLook Sleeveless Bejeweled Collar Top in S
       *Only size M available now! Get it while you can HERE!

6. BCBGMaxAzria 'Sophie' Bandage Skirt in Light Aqua, XS
       *All sizes except XXS available, get it now before it's gone again HERE!

Shoes from Shoemint.com
1. Shoemint Kristin in Aztec Print in Size 6
2. Shoemint Hillary in Herringbone in Size 6


Make-up Worn:
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tarte Matte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Shisiedo Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Ready, Set, Green
Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Loaded, Lost, and Vanilla
Maybelline Volume Express Falsies WP Mascara in Brownish Black
Lancome Artliner in Noir & Velour False Lashes by TDotOhh
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
Burberry Sheer Cheek Colour in Peony
Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Camellia

Tank Top Worn:
Lululemon No Limits in Pink

Nails:
Butter London Sprog
Zoya Jo on ring fingers only

Hair:
Blow-dried and slept on

Contacts:
Clear Prescription

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