Monday, August 24, 2009

Photo Realism Tutorial + Forever 21 Haul

Hey y'all!

Like I mentioned in a couple posts ago, I fell in love with the face chart using the Photo Realism Quad. I decided to do a tutorial over it.

Here is the tutorial:



What I Used:
[All items are MAC unless otherwise stated]


FACE *applied before the video*
Strobe Lotion
Face & Body Foundation - N5
Invisible Set Powder

CHEEKS
Prism Blush (136)

EYES
Smashbox Primer
Photo Realism Quad:
- Photo Realism e/s - highlight (227)
- Grey Range e/s - lid (239) & lower lashline (231)
- Fresh Approach e/s - crease (217)
Haunting e/s - lower lashline (219)
Graphblack Technakohl Liner - waterline & tightline
Rapidblack Penultimate Liner - upper lashline
Shiseido Mascara Base & Lasting Lift Mascara

LIPS
Whirl l/l
1N l/s











FOREVER 21 HAUL

This past weekend was tax free weekend out here in Texas. So I decided to loosen my purse just for a little bit and buy some clothes. Here is my haul video:



I also have accumulated quite a bit of makeup from MAC over the past week or so. I recorded a video for it, I just need to edit the video. I will post it up in the next day or so.

I hope y'all had a good first day of class for those who went back to school this week :)

XO,
Stephie

Friday, August 21, 2009

Playing With My New Products FOTDs

Hey y'all!

I did a really big haul this past week at MAC and decided to try out as much of it as possible. I will do a video over what I got, but I don't have the time until this weekend.

I used the new products a couple times this week and here are the looks I came up with: (I hope y'all are proud of me... I woke up early before work to actually put more than mascara and liner on hehe)

Starflash FOTD:

FACE
Mineralized Loose Foundation - Medium Dark
Strobe Lotion

EYES
Smashbox Primer
Dreammaker e/s
One-off e/s
Smoke & Diamonds e/s
Black Russian Pearlglide Liner
Graphblack Technakohl Liner
Ardell Falsies
Shiseido Mascara

LIPS
Brew l/s
Just a Smidge Suntint Lip Balm (NOT a fan)











Solar Bits FOTD

FACE
Matte Gel
Face and Body Foundation - N5
Invisible Set Powder
Emote Blush - contour
Other Worldly Blush - applies

EYES
Smashbox Primer
Rich Flesh e/s - crease (217)
Bronzescape Solar Bits - lid (239)
Clarity e/s - lower lashline line (219)
Blacktrack Fluidline
Graphblack Technakohl Liner
Ardell Giselle Falsies
Shiseido Mascara Base + Mascara

LIPS
Honey Moon l/s









I plan on getting a bunch of tutorials done this weekend since school starts on Monday... akkkkk!

Have a great weekend y'all :)

XO,
Stephie

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My 21st Birthday!

Howdy y'all!

How is everyone's week going? Mine has been good. Finishing my last week of being full-time at work. School starts on Monday so I will be working part-time and studying full-time (18 hours, yikes!). I actually am really excited for school to start. This is my LAST YEAR until I decide to do my MBA, soooo yeah, I'm excited to get 'er done!!

I should have posted my birthday pics a while ago, but I just never got around to it. Blahhh. So I'll post them today.

MAKEUP TALK

But first, have y'all checked out the new MAC collection, Makeup Art Cosmetics? For my long time readers, they are releasing Cocomotion Pigment again, which I used in my One Eyeshadow Tutorial a couple years ago. I am going to redo that tutorial since it has copyright issues too (sad face).

I wasn't overly impressed by anything in the collection. Honestly, I was even thinking about not buying anything at all until I went online today and looked at the face charts for the collection. The only one that stood out to me and has SOLD me on buying the quad is the Fresh Approach face chart. I love the deep green in the quad... SHMEXY! Also, the pink matte blush looks nice so that may come home with me. And maybeeee the gold glitter. Maybe.



I'm lecturing myself to not get too much since I just got a few things from MAC a couple days ago online. I still need to make a video over it, which I will post on YouTube in the next few days.

Its my BIRFDAY

So as y'all know it was my 21st birthday a few weeks ago. I had a great time. Probably the best birthday thus far. Not just because I turned 21 (which is a gift in itself hehe) but the experience was the best. I got to spend time with my friends who I love and cherish AND I have my best friend/boyfriend in my life. I am lucky to have friends who I value and who enhance my life just as I hope I enhance theirs. And Mike is my other half so my birthday was the bomb.com!

Just as a note, if you decide to drink always ALWAYS have a designated driver. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!!!! OR I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND GIVE YOU A WELL-DESERVED SPANKING!!!! *Sorry for the little rant, but the big sister in me had to pop out hehe*

On my actual birthday, which was on a Monday at 12am, Mike and I went out to meet my good friend Ashley at a bar. We had a blast playing pool and drinking.

Then the following weekend we went out to a club in Dallas. Here are some pictures from my birthday week celebration:

Mike and I bought a new car together. Its a 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara. Leather seats + sunroof... I likie



More pictures after the jump...


My first legal shot. Patron baby!



I have a thing for limes... LOL I know I look ridonkulous.
For that night, all I wore was foundation, liner, falsies & blush. Simple simple.



My friends kept feeding me shots... and I kept wanting them. Hey, you only turn 21 once.... a lifetime ;)



Birthday cake shots with my babe and our roommate, Adam.



My co-workers got me a cake at work :) This was my big ol' piece... yummm.



Mike & Stephie photoshoot at a bar in Dallas. We were out to watch his friend perform.


That's his rapper friend Vincent on the shirt LOL



The smokey eyes I did for my birthday party. I forgot exactly what I used, but I'll recreate it in a tutorial.





Smokey eyes + pink lips = my new fave combo!



I'm wearing MAC A Rose Romance lipstick. My current fave.



My fave sushi rolls. Spicy tuna with cream cheese & a cajun roll. My birthday dinner. My stomach wasn't back to normal after my crazy birthday drinking earlier in the week, so I didn't drink much during my party. Which is fine too, so I got to eat sushi since I didn't need anything else more sustainable.



My girls and I out at Liars Den in Uptown Dallas.



Babe and me. I love the Dallas skyline.... lovely.



A couple of my favorite girls. My dress & belt are from Forever 21.



Babe and me again :) He loves my badonkadonk almost as much as I do... ALMOST. (I take great pride in my badonk... lunges to the max baby!)



My girl Amanda and me. And Shauna, our roommate, in the background LOL



Dancing the night away with my babe.... I always laugh at this picture. CREEPER in the back!



What an amazing night :)



My next post will be a haul video from my recent MAC Pro purchase. And prolly an FOTD from today using a few of the products :) Talk to y'all soon!

XO,
Stephie

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fairy Eyes Tutorial (Re-Done)

Hello y'all!

As some of my older readers and subscribers have seen, I had a Fairy Eyes video up from a year or so back. But since then, YouTube has really cracked down on copyright infringement which includes the usage of music that a person may not have rights to using. So my older Fairy Eyes tutorial had music in it and YouTube cut my audio off. I decided to delete it as well as other popular videos like my Mod Doll Tutorial.

Fairy Eyes and Mod Doll were two of my fave tutorials and I was sad I couldn't keep it up. I decided to re-do it. My next re-done tutorial will be Mod Doll, so keep any eye out for that. So heerrrrreeee we go :)

This is the look I am re-creating:



And my re-done version:



Here is what I used:

*Product used is by MAC unless otherwise stated*


FACE (applied prior to filming)
Mineralized Satinfinish Foundation - NC42
Invisible Set Powder

CHEEKS
Emote Blush - contour (109)
Dollymix Blush - apples (136)
Belightful Iridescent Powder - highlight (136)

EYES
Rubenesque Paint Pot - base
Next to Nothing e/s - highlight
Rondelle e/s - inner 1/3rd of upper lid (213) & inner half of lower lashline (219)
Mancatcher e/s - middle of lid (239)
Beautiful Iris e/s - over Mancatcher (239)
Earthly Riches Mineralized e/s (purple half) - outer 1/3rd (239) & outer lower lashline (219)
Earthly Riches Mineralized e/s (gray half) - crease (217)
Blacktrack Fluidline - upper lashline & waterline (209)
Shiseido Mascara Base & Distinguish Mascara
#21 Falsies

LIPS
Pink Edgle Lipglass Pencil
St Germaine l/s
Viva Glam VI Special Edition l/g















And of course, an obligatory picture with Juicy :)



I will post some pics from my birthday in my next post. I gotta look for textbooks online right now. I can't believe school is starting in a week for me.... where did my summer go?!!??!

I hope y'all had a great weekend :)

XO,
Stephie