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A lot of my fellow beauty blogs have been doing a 365 Days of Make-up special post on their sites for every day of the year. It’s a challenge sort of thing. I decided I might want to participate, but I know I am too lazy to wear make-up every single day (and honestly, am more concerned with caring for my skin than covering up the flaws) - so I just decided to google it and check out others’ stuff to see if I could draw the inspiration to go through with it.
And what I found was awesome!
The video above is a special for Nowness by Lernert & Sander in which model Hannelore Knuts goes from a natural look to what 365 days of make-up looks like…none stop! It makes you realize how much shit goes on your face for a year and it is FAR from pretty.
The video took over 9 hours of non-stop application to shoot and merely took seven bottles of Foundation S103; two bottles of Creamy Eyes E107; three Milky Lips L205 pens; and two bottles of Blush S301. All together 228.40ml of makeup. Barely nothing, huh? LOL
This video is genius and encourages me to use the least amount of make-up possible. A girl should NEVER have to depend solely on beauty products to actually look and feel beautiful.
Check the video!
[The following is a sponsored review for Manic Panic.]
Today I received a package from Manic Panic and I was stoked! They kindly sent me two products for review: The Radioactive Lip Gloss and the Tainted Love Lipstick. I am excited because I knew they’d be sending me shades of red, which is one of my favorites right now! Without wasting any time, I unwrapped the package and was delighted.
The packaging was very interesting for the gloss. It has a low-quality mirror on one of the sides of the tube and when you turn the cap open, it lights up! This makes the application fun!
I decided to try the Radioactive gloss first and, honestly, I was amazed at the pigment. I only applied it once and it gave me full coverage. The texture was very smooth and the gloss was indeed very glossy! I also felt like it made my lips look plumper. Big plus! Out of the two products, this gloss is my favorite.
(These photos were taken with the light of a lamp and no flash)
As you can see, both shades are very similar and are a very warm hue (orangy). I don’t know if it’s the unbearable heat in New York, or if the lipstick is really this soft, but when I painted my lips with “Tainted Love” it felt as if it was melting right onto them. The claim is that this is a matte lipstick, but I saw a sheen and it did not feel as dry as other matte lipsticks do. Perhaps the heat again? I might have to try it on a cooler day.
I was also delighted to find out that this brand is cruelty free and vegan, which always makes a beauty lover feel better. The lipsticks sell for $8 and the glosses for $12 and I’d say those are not bad price points considering the quality in the pigment of these lippies.
My verdict is: TRY THEM! I am always happy to find products that deserve a good review. These are in that bunch!
Here’s a fun photo of me applying Radioactive over my Tainted Love lipstick with the light! Good idea for those who want to look great even in the darkness of a club or lounge ;)
To check out these and other products by Manic Panic, visit their collection website here.
Today my boyfriend and I went to see my Mother to bring her a yummy red velvet cake and some cider to celebrate her 64th birthday. The nice weather has finally kicked in, and I’m glad because the only thing that fits right now are maxi dresses and tights (I’m happily expecting!). Here’s what I chose to wear today!
a black vest over an old Forever 21 tank, some black tights with metal stones, grey bag and a pair of cheap sandals. perfect for a summer day!
on my face, we’ve got NARS “Cuba” tinted moisturizer (I can’t live without it!), Maybelline “Coral Crush” lipstick and some NAKED2 palette colors on my eyes, although its hardly noticeable in this pic!
thanking my mom and my boyfriend for a wonderful day! the laughs and good vibes truly do me well :) mami, I love you with everything I have. you are the true example of kindness and a lady that I am already following. I can only hope to be half the lady and mother that you are to this day, to my own children. I can’t believe I was this blessed to have been born from you. you, my baby, my brother and my boyfriend are my only family. I will love you forever, beyond life.
So, the other day I felt like experimenting with two lipsticks I love: Maybelline’s “Peachy Scene” and MAC’s “Honey Love”.
Peachy Scene is a pearly pink that makes practically any face look fresh and Honey Love is nude lip heaven.
I put on Peachy Scene first and was pleasantly surprised when I smoothed on some Honey Love on top. It created a really soft, baby powder pink lip - which got me plenty of compliments that day and people asking what shade it was. I called it…Peachy Love ;) Here are the pictures of the slight but pretty transformation!
Honey Love on its own.
Peachy Scene and Honey Love combined!
Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.- Gwyneth Paltrow
Red lips are a secret weapon us women use to bring out our inner fox all while holding up elegance and glamour. I love red lipstick, there’s just something about wearing this shade that doesn’t compare to any other color out there. It just screams femininity.
Here are some celebs wearing different shades of red on their lips!
As you can see, some shades are very warm (with a hint of orange) while others have more of a blue undertone which makes for a deep red (think strawberries).
Not every shade of red looks right on everyone, however, so stay tuned for a video by a popular online make-up guru that shows you how to pick your perfect shade depending on your skin tone!