Saturday, May 19, 2012

7 Different Summer Eye Looks & Video Preview!

Hey everyone! I'm going to film a video entry for SparklieBarbieXO's contest soon! I was playing around with some ideas and decided to do a look for every day of the week! The problem is, the video has to be under THREE MINUTES. I'm going to show you the seven looks and your job is to comment them in order that you like them, so in case I can't fit them all in one video, I can use your favorites and hope they're Kacey's favorites too. Here we go! None of the looks I'm showing have the full eyeliner and mascara affect, so I'm going to list it the descriptions.

This look I call 'Sunset Skyline'. It has light yellow and gold on the lid with orangey colors and pink in the crease. I would do black eyeliner on my upper lash line and white eyeliner on my waterline with black mascara. This one was inspired by sunsets!

I named this look "Deep Ocean Waves' because it has deep colors that are blue like the ocean. My lids have a light blue and my crease is a blend of tons of different blues and purples. I also took the crease colors to my lower lash line. I would add black eyeliner on my upper lash line and waterline, with mascara. This look was inspired by the ocean of course!

This look is called 'Bronze Goddess'. It is a  wash of shimmery shadows. The lid includes gold with light yellow to emphasize the center of my lid, and bronze and browns in my crease. I would do brown shimmery eyeliner on my upper lashline and waterline with mascara!!!

This one is called 'Poolside Blues'. The color of pool water always seems to be bright blue, so I used a Tiffany blue on my lid and crease lightly blended all the way to my browbone. I highlighted the center of my lid with white. I would line my lashline with black and waterline with black.

This one is inspired by 'Pink Lemonade'. This one is an inverted eye look, meaning it's backwards. the darkest color is on my inner corner and the lightest is on the outside! It's an ombre look, which is on trend and the whole thing is lightly blended with mascara and white eyeliner on my waterline.

This one has to be my favorite. It's called 'Fresh Cut Grass' and it's an ombre eyeliner look, which is again. on trend. The lightest green is on my inner corner of my lash lines, and it gets darker as you go out. I only used shadow on my upper and lower lashlines, not on my lid! No eyeliner for this, just mascara!

Sorry for weird lighting in this one, but it's called 'Natural Summer Glow' All I used was clear mascara. That's IT! You can't always wear makeup, let your natural beauty show and summer is the perfect time to do it.

So I want you to comment the names of these looks in the order you like them in the comments!
What are your favorites?
xoxo, Kendra

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Current Beauty Wish List

So currently I'm on Project Pan! It seems like I want so much stuff now, but I'm banned from it. As SOON as I finish my last product, this is what I'm going to get! (I hope?)

  1. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Products
  2. Nude nail polish
  3. NYC Sunny Bronzer
  4. Rimmel Bronzing Powder (I'm actually not sure what the exact name is)
  5. Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
  6. Essie Nail polish in "E-nuf is E-nuf"
  7. Blue or purple eyeliner pencil 
  8. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips
  9. Urban Decay Primer Potion
  10. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
  11. Moroccan oil hair treatment
  12. Queen Helene Peel off mask
  13. Tweezerman Tweezers
  14. Eco Tools 6 piece eye brush set
  15. Sigma E25 blending brush
  16. Revlon eyelash curler
  17. Dream Bouncy Bronzer
  18. Softlips lip balm
  19. NYX Slim Eye pencils in Seafoam green, purple, and electric blue
  20. Essence Multi Action False Lashes Mascara
I seriously doubt I will bring myself to buy this much, but it would be nice :)
What's on your shopping list?
xoxo, Kendra

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thirteen Thursday: 13 Summer Makeup Tips

Summer is right around the corner, and in some places summer weather is already happening! That's not the case for me, but for my readers, here are thirteen summer makeup tips.

1. Use sunscreen. You should use this year round, but especially in the summer. You can still get your long awaited tan with sunscreen!
2. Use tinted moisturizer instead of foundation. Tinted moisturizer will give you some coverage, but without it being too heavy. It's great to get one with SPF to protect your skin from the sun, then you don't need to also use sunscreen. Just less products! I honestly prefer to go more natural in the summer and I only use concealer for face products.
3. Use a face primer. If you're still going to wear face makeup, you should use a primer to keep the makeup from sliding off your face, this is especially important if you have oily skin because it will come off even easier.
4. Use a setting spray. A popular setting spray among the beauty community is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I haven't tried this one, but it is a favorite for a lot of people. This, again, is to keep makeup in place and keep it from sliding off your face.
5. Use eyeshadow primer. Obviously, this is to keep your eye makeup from coming off or creasing throughout those long summer days. Some favorites are UD Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and NYX HD eye primer.
6. Buy a good waterproof mascara. They are definitely harder to remove, but it will be worth it to keep your mascara from running all over your face. You could even skip eyeshadow all together and just make your lashes fabulous, and you'll still have a completed look!
7. You don't neeeeeeed blush in the summer. Being out in the sun will give you a natural glow anyway! But if you are going to use one, cream is the way to go.
8. Use bronzer. Bronzer will give you a sunkissed glow, and a slimming effect when you use it on the edges of your face (contouring, temples, etc,) and make sure you blend it down your neck if you use it all over your face!
9. Use a lip stain. A lip stain will stay on longer because of course, it's a stain. You don't want to be constantly reapplying lip gloss or lip stick throughout the day! This brings me to my next tip....
10. Use a lip balm with SPF. The lip stain will dry out your lips, and a lip balm will add a beautiful shine and moisture to your lips. Get one with SPF to be even better!
11. Avoid using oily products. Even if you don't have oily skin, you will tend to be more oily in the summer. Use as many oil free products as you can find!
12. Bring blotting papers wherever you go. When you're sweating, you want to make sure you get that off your face to stay fresh and clean!
13. Remember that summer is for fun! Go crazy with your makeup, wear bright colors, do what YOU want because it's YOUR face and YOUR summer!

Share your summer makeup tips with other readers in the comments!
xoxo, Kendra

Sunday, May 6, 2012

NOTD: Summer Color Blocking

This look is so fun for summer and really easy! Here's a link to a tutorial: CLICK HERE

Polishes used:
Orange - Wet N Wild in Sunny Side Up
Yellow - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mellow Yellow
Blue - Ulta in Blue Streak
Pink - Ulta in Flamingo
Purple - Essence in Break Through

What's on your nails?
xoxo, Kendra

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette Review & Swatches

I'm sure you've heard of the Coastal Scents 88 palettes, there are so many different color selections you can buy and I have found the PERFECT palette. Of course, every product has its flaws, so I'll be going through everything you need to know about this palette.

 Here are all the colors! The first 2 columns and the last 2 columns include lots of wearable shades that include both mattes and shimmers. There are a lot of beautiful highlight shades, skin tone shades, and a great gold I love! These are a lot smaller than I was expecting, I was thinking they would be the size of a quarter or a nickel, but they're dime size. Now that I have it, I think that's a perfect size. The packaging is very simple and sleek. A lot of people have problems with the pans falling out of their spots after a year or two, but I've only had this for 4 months. I love wetting an eyeliner brush and dipping it in a bright color so I can transform them into the now popular,

color eyeliner. This way you don't have to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on different colored eyeliners. The quality of the shadows really varies from color to color. Some are extremely sheer, like the yellow, some greens, and some of the nude shades. Some are very pigmented too! The dark ones are really great. A lot of them have fallout as well, the red definitely has a problem with that, as well as the gold that I use a lot. This palette also includes a nice matte black, which is great, but it's not very black. It's swatched in the picture with the neutral colors, it's the darkest one you see there. I feel like this is a great palette to have because you have every color you could possibly need. They aren't as great of quality as Urban Decay, MAC, or other high end brands, but I feel like it's worth it rather than buying every color of the rainbow for $20 a shadow, when you get all of these for the same price. You can definitely buy some high end shadows in colors that you wear a lot, but again, this is great for doing other peoples' makeup and for costume makeup. I love that it comes with matte and shimmer, but in equal amounts. Most palettes will include a few matte shades, but almost all shimmer. This one has at least 1/3 matte colors which is great. In the color swatches, you can see how pigmented a lot of the colors are. I recommend buying the palette off of because in my experience, the shipping took only a few days. I don't know how long Coastal Scents takes to ship, but I do know Amazon is great. I paid 19.95 for my palette + shipping, and I am very happy with it. I use it all the time and it's great for tutorials because a lot of people own this or at least know what I'm talking about.

Okay, I feel like I've been really repetitive during this review, but overall I would rate it 3.5 out of 5 stars.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Project Pan!

I'm 13. And I have a lot of makeup.

Yes, I've realized I need to actually use some of this makeup before I buy more than I'll ever use, so I'm starting project pan! This is project 20 pan for me, but I'm not just doing makeup, so I'll get into it!

Project pan is when you stop buying makeup until you use up x amount of makeup (or in my case, other products). Project pan is to learn to use what you have and to not waste your money, because let's get honest, some of this is never going to be used up.

10 makeup products
5 Bath and Body Works products
2 Skincare products
2 Nail polishes
1 Hair care product

Since makeup is the mainly what project pan is about, I am using mostly makeup products. I'm also a B&BW HOARDER I have an insanely excessive amount, so I really need to use some! (Comment if you want a B&BW collection!) My mom has also commented on how many skincare products I have, so why not add 2 of them to my goal? I also hoard nail polish, but nail polish I find is like impossible to use up! So I'm only adding 2 to my list, even though I have about 100. And last, I don't have many haircare products, but some that I don't use a lot and are just taking up space. So just one of those are on my list, and that's it! My goal is to complete this by summer (mid June for me), just in time to buy summer products once I'm finished!

I hope you join project pan with me!
xoxo, Kendra