Monday, April 27, 2015

April Ipsy Bag

I got my April Ipsy bag and I'm thrilled about this one!! Get ready because I love everything.

Ok first things first the bag. Favorite one so far. The theme this month was bohemian. It reminds me of those hand woven place mats. (If you're Filipino you know what I'm talking about) 

What I got: 
KCO Colors By Beauty Brands in Natural Born Beauty - full size 
Hikari Cosmetics Blush in Tango - full size
Lather Ultra Light Face lotion - sample size
TheBalm Cosmetics eyeshadow in Flirty - full size (I think) 
Jor'el Parker fragrance in Femina - sample size 

-Ok first the lipstick. I love this color. It's a great nude for me. Colors that are too light or too pink aren't really nude for me. I'm not sure what else to say about it other than I've worn it everyday (that I've worn lipstick) since I got it. Love it! 
-The blush is so pretty. Really pigmented though, only the slightest bit on a brush is all you need. This seems more like something that should have been in last months back. It's bright and very spring. It doesn't scream bohemian to me but I still love it. 
- uh oh a moisturizer. If you read last months Ipsy bag review. (Found here) You know me and moisturizer don't work well. I also didn't realized I had moisturizer checked to recieve. So I went ahead and removed that but, this one works for me! What!? Yea it doesn't irritate my skin or make my skin red at all. When it says light it means it. It's light and leaves my face feeling clean and moisturized. It's currently sitting in my makeup desk. And I use it before I put my makeup on. 
- I was very excited when I saw I was getting this eyeshadow! I LOVE TheBalm. I have the Nude Tude palette which was the first palette before Nude Dude, which is where you can find this eyeshadow. I love this color. It's like a slightly purple bronzey brown. It's so pretty. I already wanted the Nude Tude Palette and now I really want it. 
- I am obsessed with this fragrance. It's not too feminine or strong. I love it. I've even gotten complements on it when I've worn it. I love getting little fragrance samples because I can throw it in my purse and always smell good with out having to spray myself in public. 

As always here's a look I created with the products. I went for a more natural everyday look since this that vibe I got from the products. I've been embracing my freckles and imperfections lately I've been reaching less for full coverage foundation more sheer. Probably thanks to better skin care. 

Do you get monthly Ipsy bags? Would you like to? Let me know! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Who are you?

I watched a YouTube video the other day and at the end she talked about really thinking about the question "who are you?". And not where you work or your hobbies or your education or the outcome to buzzfeed quizzes or what your Netflix que says about you. Just who are you? I loved this and I've really been thinking about it recently. In interviews you are often asked "Tell me about yourself?". Usually you'd answer in a way that made you seem like a good candidate. Maybe work experience and your personality traits that make you a good employee and likeable. I bet you haven't been asked (or at least not often) who are you without feeling like there is a right or wrong answer. Come to think of it I don't think I've ever been asked. So I'm asking myself who are you? 

I am an artist but I can be lazy. I'm kind but I come off cold usually on purpose as a defense mechanism. I am an optimistic worrier. I often feel like I have more thoughts than words. I am emotional and I am self conscious, but between my own pride and confidence I won't show you that. I believe in myself and my strength. I am ambitious but question myself particularly, if I have the ability to succeed creatively. I am faithful. I am outgoing but sometimes I just want to be a turtle. Despite my faults I like who I am. 
And that is who I am. 

Now, I'm asking you. Who are you? 
I encourage you to really meditate on that and answer that question today. No right or wrong. 

Are you who you want to be? 
Who are you? 

Get Ready With Me!

The other day I filmed my first ever beauty related video. I've been told I should make beauty videos and it's just not something I think I really want to do, I don't know but this felt more like a vlog to me so it was fun! Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ombre Lips

One makeup look I've been in love with is ombre lips. I'm not sure where I first saw it and loved it but I know the obsession for a lot of people came from Korean makeup trends. Koreans know how to do it!

Then a few days ago I got super excited when Tarte posted this on their instagram! 

So here is my current favorite combination and how I do it. 

I like using lip stains it makes the ombre last longer. So I'm using the Revlon lip stains.

I love this look when you want a colorful bolder lip without being overly dramatic. Some call this look the popcicle stain. You can see why. This is perfect If you've been wanting to experiment with lip colors you've never tried before. Here are two other colors/looks I tried. 

Purple because I love purple.

And a brighter pink 
I think this is a perfect fresh look for spring. Let me know if you try it out!