Monday, July 13, 2009

Natural Glowy, Everyday Look

Want a sun kissed look to go along with the season----SUMMER? Well you've come to the right place!
Through a two part video I will show you how to accomplish a face with a sun-kissed glow. Whether you are fair, tan, or dark it doesn't matter! I am using some 'high-end' products in this video, but there are MANY alternatives in your drugstores!! Concealing your under eye circles/dark shadows is a very important step. This will make you look wide awake and also highlight your eyes. While using a MSF or a bronzer ( remember to use a LIGHT hand!!, you're not going for the SPARKLE, but for the G L O W ) I suggest using a duo-fiber brush because the duo fibers help you (those with a 'heavy hand' while applying makeup) pick up minimal to perfect amount of makeup on your skin. So that way you actually SAVE your products (:

Here are the photos and some alternatives: All picture descriptions are describing products from left to right.
1) MAC Lip Conditioner (try using a conditioner with SPF; like Dior's Lip Glow or Burt's Bees) 2) NYX Lip Smackers in Orange Soda (YSL Lingerie Pink or Revlon's Bare Attitude) 3) Neutrogena's Shimmering Blush ( MAC bare slimshine)
1) Shu Uemura eyelash curler 2) Shiseido The Mascara Base 3) Estee Lauder DoubleWear Mascara 4) MAC Studio Finish with SPF in NW 25
(Front to back) 1) MAC (blush brush) 129, Origins Foundation Brush (try walgreen's Ecotools), and MAC 188 (duo fiber; has great ones!)
1) Cover Girl Pressed powder (you need a powder one shade lighter than you really are) 2) Chanel's natural prsesed powder in Beige 70 3) Givenchy's PrismeAgain! in Impertinent Rose 4) MAC's MSF in Regined (NYC has good bronzers similar!)
1) Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Sunblock with SPF 70 (Costco Bundle!!! Save $$) great alternative to the Shiseido one I used. 2) Pond's Dry Skin Cream (favorite drugstore moistrizer) 3) Shiseido The Ultimate Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Pricey, but really good! Thanks mommy<3

Part Two:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Are you going on vacation outside of the US?...

Cause if you are..well then you obviously need some sort of gadget to keep you on the go with charging your electronics! Ex: Cameras, hairtools (straighteners, curlers, irons), cellphones, iPods (mp3's), navigation systems, portable/nonportable gaming systems, computers, & anything else that needs to be charged/plugged in to the wall/plug outlet!
My plug gadget is from a brand called 'Travel Smart'. I'm not entirely sure where I got this from because my dad gave this to me when I went to China a few years ago. Let me tell you...I bring a whole bunch of electronics on vacation because I cannot live w/o them! ESPECIALLY if I'm out of the country! The last time I went out of the country was about 3 years ago (I'll be going out again in about 2 years :D..more on that later!) and we had gotten our cousin in Guangzhou (city in Canton, China) a Gateway laptop and we wanted to charge it up so that we could set up everything for her. I brought along a power charger for US line can charge up to 4 different things at a basically 4 open outlets for you to charge things.
You will see what I mean in my video (:
Perhaps you can find something similar on ebay? I'm not too sure...sorry on that part. But I know that if you are one to travel so very often or are very nomadic, you will need something like this!
People who travel often should travel with:
People who travel often should NOT travel with multiple adapters like these:
So yup! I hope this helped for those of you who were looking for items like this one! (:
Till next time!xoxo
PS: Wanna see the video?? Visit my channel: Title of vid: 'Are you traveling somewhere outside of the US this summer?'