Some Channel Love!

As most of you already know, I make beauty videos on my Youtube channel, and I love love love being a part of the Beauty Community:) I’d like to share you you all a few ( just a few, considering I am subscribed to 160 people on YT, I cannot share them all!!) These are a few people I have been loving watching lately and why! 

BeautyMoxie!

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She is a mom and a beauty enthusiast! I love her approachable nature, she is the girlfriend you feel like you could just chat with that “gets it”, know what I mean? I love her voice too, with her southern accent! I think her beauty is really unique, and she also has a fabulous blog, that she is soooo much better at updating than mine! (Her YT channel is linked through her name above)

Next, who I can’t stop watching is Sethakin7

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Seth is such a class-act. He has exceptional taste, and I sort of indulge in his videos because he buys such exquisite makeup and skincare. I love to listen to him explain products because he helps me see subtle qualities in products that I may otherwise have missed. He is always who I turn to hear about new high-end products and get honest feedback about them, although he can be bad for my wallet!

Lastly, is Mary from aLoveTart

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Mary is one of my of my all-time favorites! She frequently puts out “Face of the Day” videos, my favorite video type that she puts out. She’s my style in the way that she experiments with different colors, techniques etc, but she never looks overdone, her looks are always wearable and thoughtful.

She also has amazing tips for nails! If you are a nail polish fan, she is your girl! I envy her nails and her dedication to them, they are beautiful..sigh.. 🙂

I hope you check these channels out! Tell them I sent you if you do:)

Chanel Notorious Sculpting Veil Review & Swatches

I love to contour. I remember when I first learned how to do it, or that you even could, it was like the clouds opened up above me. It changed everything:) I normally use matte bronzers for contouring, and have never purchased any specific contouring powder or cream.  When I saw that Chanel had put out this sculpting “veil” as part of their Seasonal Collection, I was surprised, impressed, and intrigued. A gray powder?

The idea is that you use the sculpting veil to sculpt your face and give the illusion of deeper shadows along your jawline, cheekbones, and even eye socketlines. The deeper the shadows, (or the illusion of them ) the more chiseled your face looks. Aka you look thinner, and your face’s natural features are accentuated.

It comes with a natural hair brush and in a black velvet pouch.

The powder itself is a satin finish, is gray in colour, wth slight purple undertones.

I find that even the slightest amount into the deepest part of my existing contour ( aka over bronzer)  really helps to deepen the shadow remarkably well.

The left is a lighter swatch, right is heavier. I’ve found it’s better to use a lighter hand on the face, on the jawline you can get away with a bit more of a heavier application.

Overall, I can rate this product very highly. It’s limited edition, $42.00 for 4grams, and in my opinion well worth it. If you are a beauty enthusiast, or even a novice, I feel you could really get use out of this powder. It’s so unique on the market that I find it to be very special and I’m so glad I picked it up! See my review on my Youtube Channel here:

http://youtu.be/fjLSqb47inE

Nail Picks for Fall!

Ah, Fall. The air gets crisper, the leaves turn, and my nails get a makeover! I love this time of year because things turn dusty, metallic, muted and warm. After a lot of staring at my polish collection making mental notes for weeks, I selected the colors I am most excited about wearing this Autumn. Without further ado.. My left hand!

On my thumb I have Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Color, Firm Fig
, a gorgeous grapey-fushia. This is the Hard as nails formula, and what I like most about this color is not only the color, but the formula is high shine and opacity in one coat- love it.

Next up is Wet n Wild MegaLast Nail Color 206C Undercover
. This shade is a beautiful dusty rose- a classic color that I am really, really in love with right now. This shade was in my favorites in September:)

My poorly-painted middle  finger is Rimmel Lasting Finish Steel Grey
. This is a gorgeous purple grey color- it’s in my top five favorites of all time. Love it. 

OOOh-wee! My ring finger isLA GIRL Glitter Addict Polish – Flash
I find this glitter unique, I don’t see orange-coppers often, especially since rose gold coppers have become so popular. This glitter has varying sizes and really covers the nail well without becoming too thick. I hate that i/2 inch thick nail that comes with glitter and topcoat, this doesn’t do that and the color is to die for. At night in candlelight- this looks like jewelry on your nails. I’m not kidding. Diamonds.

Last on the left hand is L’oreal’s The Perfect Trench
. This came out with the London collection and is also pretty unique for a polish. It’s a creamy yellow that almost pulls a little Chartreuse. I always get compliments ( or at least comments! ) when I wear this color.

On my right hand I grouped my darker and more metallic jewel toned shades.

Here I have Essie’s Midnight Cami
on my pinky. It looks here almost black, but in different light you can really see the royal blue deep violet colors. I like how dark this is without actually wearing black, and this is..one coat. Yeah. With a dark polish, being able to do only one coat seriously eliminates the chances of dark blue cuticles and other polish mishaps. 

On my ring ringer is e.l.f. ‘s Metal Madness
. This is a great polish for being so inexpensive! When Chanel’s Black Pearl came out, I searched for a dupe and came up with this. It’s a blue grey metallic with silver micro shimmer- gorgeous. I find this to be really sophisticated and glamourous, I always feel “polished” when I’m wearing this manicure. Pun intended.

My middle finger is Butter London’s Wallis
.  Green is my favorite color, and this is my favorite green polish hands down. It’s a mossy green with both black and gold micro shimmer, so the color ends up really dimensional, and in some light this looks like it has some copper duo chrome to it. It’s a fall classic!

Oooh my duo-chrome obsession continues with Maybelline’s new Downtown Brown. It’s a brown purple teal-green and I’m obsessed with it. It’s limited edition so if you like it, I’d make it happen sooner than later!

Last on my thumb is Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Burgundy Flirt
, a deep crimson. It reminds me of snow white for some reason..that deep almost blood red is so classic. This formula needs a few coats, but it gives a jelly like high shine that I really like:)

So here’s the round up! I hope you found something you like! Let me know what your favorite shades for Fall are!

Disclaimer

YSL Glossy Stain – Rose Tempera

How sweet, right? The Glossy Stains were created by magic to turn me into a lady! (I think it worked)

TheYSL Glossy Stain in Rose Tempera
Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain 7 Corail Aquatique 0.20 oz

I’ve been coveting in now mine to enjoy. I selected Rose Tempera, a  blue based medium pink. The shade selection of this range made it tough for me to choose, there are so many beautiful colors, including nudes with are tough to stain. I figured I’d choose a classic that I’d get the most use out of considering the price (32.00)

Initial Packaging

The Stain packaging

One thing I will say is that the packaging slightly under-whelmed me. I would have imagined a YSL lippy to have glass or metal packaging, not plastic. Especially considering the bottom portion is like a jar, or a pot of stain, the plastic threw me. While the plastic is sturdy and the gold cap is lovely, it lacks the telltale weight of a luxury lip product. I suppose on the “formal ranking” scale, a stain is below a lipstick in terms of fussiness, but barely, barely. I think the packaging cheapens it slightly, but ah, well! It’s still a YSL lip stain! Get a grip Emily!

The applicator is fairly typical. It’s a more angular (wider) doe foot applicator. I have an easy time with these, and I think they distribute product well and evenly. The actual formula is thicker than a gloss, it seems more like a liquid lipstick. It smells of rose, which some may not like, but I personally love. I like my luxury products to be a complete experience ( look beautiful, smell beautiful, excellent quality and exceptional color )

Rose Tempera -With Flash

Rose Tempera- Without Flash

The color is beautiful- exactly how I excepted it from ordering online. It’s creamy and rich, with still being light and bubbly because of the pink. It’s a sweet, effervescent pink. These swatches were with one swipe, although this formula is very buildable. I can get quite a deep and opaque color that has lots of shine and lasts. This formula gives you what I like to call “magazine lips”, where the model has the big, perfect, seamless &  glossy pink lips that have clearly been photoshopped. This is as good as it gets for us, ladies. My lips were leading the way all day wearing this. The color did not feather, it did not fade, it didn’t budge. As with any stain, it deepened in shade slightly through the day, but I was fine with that. For a stain/ gloss, this was surprisingly light and comfortable, I am really impressed.

Overall, I’m really happy with these. The formula itself is unmatched in the industry right now, in my opinion. I have yet to find such a creamy, light & comfortable, glossy stain that really lasts, in colors that I want my lips to be. YSL, you nailed it!

Fabulous for Fall Giveaway!!

Hey Ladies! Some girlfriends and I are hosting a huge collaboration giveaway on our youtube channels! If you have not had a chance to enter, just head over to my Youtube channel and click on the Giveaway video to Enter!! Good luck!

Fabulous for FALL Collab Giveaway
THERE WILL BE 1 WINNER!!! FOR THE GRAND PRIZE!!
-NARS Bronzer in Laguna, Wet-n-Wild Highlighter in Hold Your Cabana, Revlon Trio in Metallic Chic and Orly Nail Polish in After Party
-MAC Quad Palette with 4 Single Shadows (Rice Paper, Samoa Silk, Trax and Shadowy Lady) and A MAC Tinted Lip Glass in Please Me
-Fall Accessories – Two Fall Scarves, Mutli-strand Bracelet, Earrings and Clutch
-Urban Decay Dangerous Palette, Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara and Jordana Fabuliner in Black
-Sephora Give Me Some Lips set, Stila Lip Glaze Set in Foliage
-NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tashkent and Julep Suede Matte Top Coat
Over a $240 Value!!!

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:
1) Must be subscribed to all 6 girls
2) Must be 18 or have parents permission
3) Answer EACH girls question by commenting in the comments section of their video
3) Answer ONLY ONCE on each of our videos
5) Giveaway ends October 22nd at Midnight EST
6) Opened to the US and Internationally

The Fabulous Beauty Vloggers in this Giveaway:
Melissa – http://www.youtube.com/user/Melmphs
Jenn – http://www.youtube.com/user/MrsJennMarie
Tosha – http://www.youtube.com/user/navygirlist
Andrea – http://www.youtube.com/user/AndreaMatillano
Emily – http://www.youtube.com/user/lisettesbeaute
Missy – http://www.youtube.com/user/msmissybooful

We will all Announce the winner first on Twitter!!!! (Be the FIRST to Know)
TWEET US AT:
https://twitter.com/melmphs (Melissa)
https://twitter.com/MrsJennMarie (JennMarie)
https://twitter.com/navygirlist (Tosha)
https://twitter.com/lisette_tweets (Emily)
https://twitter.com/AndreaMatillano (Andrea)
https://twitter.com/MsMissyBooFul (Missy)

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

Caudalie Heaven!

Aaahhhh…Caudalie. You make me so happy:)

I placed an order for the Caudalie Favorites
last week, which included th Deep Cleansing Exfloiator (60ml), the Instant Foaming Cleanser ( (50ml), the Hand and Nail Cream ( 75ml) and of course, the Beauty Elixer ( 30ml). 

I was delighted to find that Caudalie had sent me 3 deluxe samples and 3 small samples along with my order!

The smaller samples I used today of course! The s.o.s. Thirst Quenching Serum and the Vinosource Creme Sorbet. All I can say is….wow. Wow. These are a true delight! The aroma they have in herbal without being overpowering. They smell like a spa. If you don’t care for fragrance, Caudalie might not be for you, but if you love the herbal scents, you’ll love this range.

They feel at the same time deeply moisturizing and luxurious and also light and smooth on the skin. This is skincare done well, for sure.  I also used the Pulpe Vitaminee ( eye & lip cream ) and it’s magical. Caudalie definately has my number. These little gems made Sample September a treat today!

The deluxe samples the included are the Vinexpert Night Infusion Cream (10ml), Firming Serum ( 7ml) and the Radiance Day Fluid ( 10ml) 

I am having a true love affair with Caudalie right now, so this delivery made my day I had to share it! For 35.00- this was well worth it! If you’ve never tried Caudalie but have been wanting to, getting the Favorites package for 35.00 along with all the samples they send is a great way to get a feel for the brand. So far, I am in love!

Mulberry Lips- Fall Trend

Walgreens strikes again! Today I went to get myself a few deep berry lips for fall. Of everything I saw, I loved Revlon’s selection the most! I got two lipsticks and a balm stain.

The first one I selected is Revlon’s Black Cherry #477. I’ve actually been meaning to get this shade for my collection for a while, it’s such a beautiful deep cherry. The lips look stained with black cherries if you blot this shade off a bit, it’s a very seductive color actually!

I also chose Revlon’s Va Va Violet #663. This is a dark creme grape color. I’ve never owned or worn a dark purple lipstick, so this is new territory for me! I’m adventurous with makeup though, so I’m going to try it! The color is really nice on, actually. A little goes a long way, and I think the skin and eyes would need to be pretty light and dewy to pull this off without going goth. I’ll find a way! Lots of highlight!

Last but not least, is Revlon’s Kissable Balm Stain in Crush #005. Again, I’ve been eyeing this, but in summer it wasn’t quite time. This is probably the most approachable wine color as it’s sheerer and lighter in shade. I will probably wear this the most I’m guessing. 

I love them all! Are you going to wear the wine or mulberry lip trend? How will you style it I’d love to know!

Scrub a Dub Dub!!

 

Everybody in the tub! I have been in the worst habit of skipping deep cleans in favor of brush cleaner. Today everybody got a deep clean! I use two bowls- one to soak and then one to swirl and scrub so I don’t have to leave the water running.

It took about an hour to wash them!  I use regular Dawn dishsoap- it cuts through the oils pretty well and doesn’t dry them out.

Yay! I love using clean brushes, and to have everything fresh and clean is so nice. My makeup applies better, and  it’s better on my skin:)

Loreal & Rimmel Lip Love!

After Falling in love with the Loreal Caresse sticks, when I came across a sale at Walgreens, I stocked up! I got:

(from left) Caresse Stick in Cotton Pink, a true baby pastel pink

Caresse Stick in Velvety Fuschia, which is an amazing vibrant purple based fuschia

The Balm in #218 Rose Elixer, a perfect my lip shade but better sheer pink balm

Le gloss in 153 Raspberry Splash- a sheer berry gloss

I also picked up a Rimmel Lipstick from the Kate collection in 06

This is a hot pink similar to Mac’s impassioned but slightly deeper and bluer in shade. I swatched them here:

From left, Raspberry Splash, Velvety Fuschia, Rose Elixer, Cotton Pink & Rimmel’s 06

I am loving each of these lovelies for special reasons:) The gloss is my new favorite! It was recommended by a subscriber and I love it! I personally love the vanilla berry scent of the gloss, so it’s part of the magic for me:) 

The Caresse sticks are sooo pretty on the lips expect to see them soon in videos coming up! The Velvety Fuschia shade is amazing and bright for Fall I am loving purple on the lips! cotton Pink is a really nice baby pink that isn’t tooo light and washy-outy

Kate’s lipstick in 06 is a beautiful shade that is pigmented and lovely and I love it! Do you like these formulas?