Saturday, November 27, 2010

Glowy Peachy Skin

Hey Beauties!

I was playing around with my foundation routine the other day and was going for a more natural, glowy look and this is what I came up with, I liked it so much I thought I'd share :) 

Its nothing special really but thought I'd share anyways! This is what I was wearing in my 88 Metal Mania Palette-Peach & Gold Tutorial.

(Sneak Peek at my next tutorial using the same foundation routine!)

Products Used:
Mixed Nars Sheer Glow (Mont Blanc) & a teeny bit of MAC Pro Long Wear (NW20)
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NC20
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Arbonne Blush-Apricot
MAC Melon Pigment


Thursday, November 25, 2010

What would you do?

Hey all my beautiful internet friends :P

I have a bit of an issue I need to sort through and thought maybe you all could give me some insight or some feedback.

First off I entered to win a scholarship for New Image College of Fine Arts and was one of the winners! I was super stoked and still am! The lady at the school who is helping me with everything has been super amazing and my application was accepted. Even better! Now I have to deal with student loan stuff but all in all it sounds like its a go as long as my student loan goes through.

Now your probably thinking seriously Danielle...what is your deal?? Whats the issue??

Well first off it starts in January! That is sooo soon! Second its for 50 weeks! I'm going to be taking: Fashion and Film Make-up Design Diploma Program. And the class is from 1:45pm-6pm. & to top it off its in Vancouver :S

1. How in the world am I going to find a place to live in Vancouver for January and all the fun stuff that goes with moving.
2. I'm going to be away from Derek & Kadence for a whole year :( Considering its Mon-Fri for 50 weeks when will I get time off to visit? Weekends I suppose but that would be costly.
3. How can I get a job with those hours :/ Any suggestions? lol

I'm soo excited to be able to finally go to school since I've been talking about it and dreaming about it for almost forever but I'm distracted by all the other stuff.

I've never had a long distance relationship before and have only heard horror stories, and people telling me it doesn't work. But considering our circumstances are a bit different, there is a child involved and we have never been apart ever I would think that maybe things will be ok. 

If it was up to him I wouldn't go lol but he says he would never hold me back. I'm just worried because trust me a lot can happen in a year! I can tell you that one for sure!

Anyone else have to leave everything behind for school? If so how did it go? I know most people leave for school and its no biggie but this is like ridiculously hard for me. I just needed to vent and thought maybe some where someone is reading this and might no where I'm coming from. 

I'm going to go through with it, I would be stupid not to... but I just can't seriously help but feel a bit selfish for doing so. >.< I know I know it's for the best and so much good can come from this but wow can you say stressful! 

Anywhoo! Wish me luck! I'm going to need it lol.

<3 Danielle

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Quick Tutorial featuring 88 Metal Mania Palette

Was playing around this afternoon with my 88 Metal Mania Palette and realized I haven't done a tutorial using this palette! I'm going to do a mini series with a few looks featuring this palette. As always if you do not own these palettes just use what you have that is similar in color. :)

I was going for a really shimmery peach & gold look since the gold icy weather was so depressing I thought I'd do something more cheerful and warm that would remind me of warmer weather :P

Just because its fall/winter does not mean you have to use fall colors!

Products Used:

Coastal Scents 88 Metal Mania Palette- Bright Coral/Peach shade, Melon shade, pale white shade with gold shimmers.
MAC Shadows: Espresso, Gesso, & Retrospect.
Maybelline Gel Liner-Blackest Black
Lumene Extra Volume Mascara-Blackest Black
MAC Lipglass in Strange Potion
MAC Lipstick in Toxic Tale


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quick Holiday Party Look

I was playing around the other day and really really wanted to wear red lips so I thought I'd put together a quick party look that isn't too glittery and still very glamorous. I haven't done a tutorial in a while and don't have the best lighting in this video but I hope you still get the idea :)

I would like to do a few more party looks so keep checking back :)

Let me know what your holiday party look staples are!


Revlon Matte Eyeliner-Black Truffle
Sigma Eyeshadow-Indian Girl
MAC Shadow-Retrospect
Revlon Matte Shadow-Vintage Lace
Maybelline Falsies Mascara-Black
Annabelle Lip Liner-Flame
Revlon Matte Lipstick-Really Red
MAC MSF-By Candlelight
MAC Blush-Pink Swoon
NYC Bronzer-Sunny


Monday, November 22, 2010

My Perfect Imperfections

This was an interesting tag that I just had to do. I also strongly recommend you all do it too! All you have to do is list 3 things you don't like about yourself, and 3 things you love about yourself. Now this is such a great way to get to know someone, and help relate as I'm sure a lot of us share the same insecurities. It also makes you stop and think about things you truly are thankful for. Honestly its hard to look at ourselves unless of course you are just super happy with yourself than your darn lucky haha. But for most of us, we tend to dwell on the little things. This comes from experience lol let me tell you, so stopping and taking the time to actually think about things you really do appreciate about yourself is a great self esteem excersise. I encourage all of you to try it!

Now enough with the sappy stuff and lets get to watching:

Also as I stated in the video I would include a few photos:

Here is one the day after my hair was fixed after it fell out. It was an attrocious green brown since the bright orange wasn't fitting for work, my hair dresser put a wash out color or semi permanent on top which this is all I could do with it since it was destroyed. This is why you do no play with bleach! Go to a salon! lol

The color I was trying to bleach out was red. I loved it but so badly wanted blonde hair lol and just really was tired of coloring it every two weeks with Manic Panic to keep it from looking orange. And even in the one  photo the color looks very washed out.

P.S. I'm wearing a shirt lol you just can't see it. And bad self taking photo! 

And finally the following are pictures when I finally went platinum blonde lol I realize now that it wasn't worth all the effort. I am naturally a dark ashy dirty blonde and next time will go more natural with high lights if that ever happens. 

 So that's just explaining the whole hair ordeal I was mentioning in the video. Also I had actual extensions not the clip ins but they were horrendous and would never ever recommend anyone doing so, sew ins, or clip ins is as far as I'll ever go again.I get bored with my hair really easily so its hard for me to just stick to one look. 

Also I stated I have weight issues. I have always been really self conscious about my weight, I've been struggling with that for quite sometime, and don't feel like I'm massive, or anything but would like to be more fit. I walk everywhere and transit everywhere since I don't drive, I eat relatively healthy (carbs are my weakness) so its just a matter of self control and finding a balance. I'll get there someday! Anyways here's a few photo's of me when I was pretty ok with my weight. Actually I was very happy lol..

Anywhooo! That is a little hair history trust me that's just a tiny bit of the hair styles and colors I've had. :P

Tell me what your 3 favorite things are about yourself, and 3 things you could live without down below or leave a video response! <3

Also a tutorial for the look in the video will be up tomorrow! 



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Updated Foundation Routine

I have to say this has been one of my most requested videos to do lately and to be honest, foundation routines are my favorite to watch seriously. Its always interesting to me to see the transformation, and tips and tricks others use to make their skin appear "flawless".

Now I'm not saying my skin is flawless because it is not and you can see transformation in the video, this is typically what I like to do on a daily basis, and to some that seems like a lot, but to me the 15-20 minutes I take to do my makeup in the morning or whenever during the day is the best part of my day. Honestly to me its like a child coloring. I'm crazy what can I say, some people enjoy reading a book, having a relaxing bath, I enjoy experimenting and playing with makeup. 

Anywho if you want to see how I get my skin to look the way that it does in my most recent videos check it out:

Products Used

Arbonne Restorative Day Creme SPF 20
Arbonne Makeup Primer
Smashbox Artificial Light- Flash
MAC Pro Long Wear Foundation-NW20
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation-Light 2 Mont Blanc
MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Powder
MAC MSF Natural-Medium
MAC MSF-By Candlelight
NYC Bronzer-Sunny
MAC Blush-Pink Swoon

Sounds like a ton hey lol. 


Monday, November 8, 2010

MAC Venomous Villians Haul + MAC Pro Long Wear Foundation

This haul is very overdue! Just picked up a few items from this collection didn't go too crazy. I kinda wish I got these two items too, but I missed out.

MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder Truth & Light

Lipgelee Resort Life

Check out the Video:

Products in this video:

 MAC Melon Pigment

MAC Penultimate Eye Liner Rapid Black

MAC Evil Queen Lip Glass Strange Potion

MAC Evil Queen Lipstick Toxic Tale

MAC Pro Long Wear Foundation NW 20

What did you get from this collection?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My October Favorites

Products Mentioned:

MAC Pro Long Wear Foundation Spf 15 (NW 20)
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (Light 2/ Mont Blanc)
MAC MSF- By Candelight
MAC Melon Pigment
MAC Penultimate Eye Liner- Rapid Black
MAC Bombshell Lipstick
ELF Luscious Liquid Lipstick- Pink Lemonade
Arbonne Eye shadow- Sand
Lumene Extra Volume Mascara-Blackest Black

Products I forgot to mention that I'm absolutely loving:

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Cellular Renewal Masque
Arbonne RE9 Advanced Night Repair Creme
St. Ives Naturally Clear- Clear Pore Cleanser-Purifying Face wash (Can you believe that is the whole name!)
Got2b Glued Freeze Hair spray
Sigma Professional Face & Eye Brush Roll (Don't think they sell that one anymore)


Hey Youtubers :)

I know its been awhile, but this month hasn't been the easiest for me, lots of things going on with my life right now, and I needed a break. But I'm back now :)

I wanted to do a bunch of Halloween tutorials for you all but it just wasn't going to happen. Work, and stress and life just got the best of me lol to pretty much sums it all up. But I have recorded a bunch of videos and hope to have them up throughout the week :) 
Also I know alot of you have requested more tutorials, so I'm going to try and upload 2-3 a week, that's my goal!  

Hope you all are well! Missed you all! And thank you sooo much for all your sweet comments :)

<3 Danielle