Friday, October 31, 2014

Links I'm Loving #2

Hi guys!
So here's my second post in the Links I'm Loving Series! Some of these links will help you grow your blog and youtube channel, while others of these are just for fun! 

How to Boost Your Youtube Rankings
If you use some of these tips, your videos are more likely to appear at the top of the page when someone searches for a video!

How to Set Social-Media Goals That Will Move Your Marketing Forward
Some of these tips are really cool and I love how it gives you some tips depending on your traffic and conversion rates!

What You Need to Know About Google's Penguin 3.0
Penguin is especially going to impact webmasters and bloggers because if you're trying to "cheat the system" by paying for links or doing shady SEO, your page rank is going to drop. It's not fully rolled-out yet, but it's coming soon, so get ready!

Unique Color Combos
Which one's your favorite? Let me know in the comments! My favorite color combo is the red and raisin one!

The 10 Chicest Tights and Leggings
I practically live in leggings during this time of the year, and all of these look amazing!

So I hope that you enjoyed this post! And also, happy halloween everyone! Let me know in the comments if you're going to check out any of these links and if you have some links you'd like to share with me! Also, please follow my blog on bloglovin to get updates when I post!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Black Eye Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys!
So I know that this is literally the day before Halloween, but if you're still out of a costume idea, you can do this black eye makeup tutorial, and the open wound or chopped hands tutorial and go as something super scary! Like a zombie!

I'm going to say don't do anything. Maybe a little contouring, but you don't want blush or flawless skin. You want to look tired, and dirty, and not perfect. If you do anything, I'd suggest do your brows because that actually makes a difference in the overall appearance. 

Start by taking a black eye pencil and taking it around the eye socket. Just in a circle around the top and the bottom, right where your eye socket meets the orbital bone. Then take the black eye pencil along your lashlines and fill in your waterline. Fill in the area inbetween with black and red eyeshadow, and start blending it everywhere! Finally, take a red lipstick (or a purple one) and start dabbing it along the outer edges. This will help blend it and will make it more dramatic!

I would go nude with this. Like concealer nude. Don't bother with a lipgloss because you want it to be matte, just like it would be if you were dead!

So I hope you enjoyed this final halloween tutorial! Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin, and check out my two prosthetic makeup tutorials here and here!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chopped Off Hands Makeup Tutorial

Hi guys!
I wanted to do another makeup tutorial for you guys! I was going to do one on my face and film it, but it never ended up looking good, and I was unhappy with the footage, so I decided to do this and write a blog post on it!

I applied a two parallel lines of liquid latex on my wrist, around an inch and a half apart. You can vary the width of the lines and the space between them, although remember that the wider the space, the easier it is to contour it! Then put on either rolled up pieces of toilet paper or strips of cotton on top, and cover with another layer of the liquid latex. 

Cover everything with a foundation matching your skintone. Use a matte burgundy/red eyeshadow to fill in the space between the lines as well as around the perimeter. Then take a matte black eyeshadow on an angled brush and apply it on the inner parts, where the shadows would be if it were real. Then take a liquid lipstick (red) or fake blood, spread it around the inner part of the "wound" and around the edges too! I took a sponge to buff out the edges to make it blurry and seamless, but you could leave it rough and rugged if you wanted!

So I hope this made sense! I'm definitely not the best at explaining, but this was all pretty straightforward and I think you should be able to do this easily! Let me know what you think of it in the comments, and remember that if you're going to do this, you can do it on the top of your hand, bottom, or all the way around!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Why I'm Boycotting Aeropostale

Hey guys!
So today I read online that Aeropostale made Nash Grier one of their new faces. Nash has previously made racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks, and I don't believe that this was appropriate and I don't think that Aero should have hired him. In the video, I read some of his tweets, his apology, and share my thoughts on this controversy. 

Let me know in the comments what your thoughts on the Nash Grier controversy are because I know Perez Hilton and a whole lot of other people feel the same way as I do! Also, if you like this video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Open Wound Tutorial

Hey guys!
I probably should have filmed a video when I did this, but I didn't, so I thought I'd try to explain it as well as I could in this blog post! So here is how to make an open wound!

Apply a layer of liquid latex (you could also use normal tacky glue or eyelash adhesive if you want to), wait until it's tacky and place some toilet paper over it. Rip the toilet paper off, so the edges are jagged and it's stuck well to the skin. Continue layering the liquid latex and toilet paper until it is the desired thickness, keeping in mind that it needs to blend seamlessly with your actual skin. 

After it has dried a little bit, take a tooth pick and start picking at the center, making a circle and creating depth. Be careful not to pick at your actual skin, though, and take your time! I also took some tweezers and lifted the layers around the wound to add dimension and depth. 

Cover everything with foundation! I did this on my hand, so my foundation didn't match perfectly, but try to get it as close as possible to your skintone!

Take a matte red or berry shade (I used a blush) around the edges and in the "wound". I then layered a burgundy matte shade and layered it over the top, making sure to blend well. Finally, I added some black around the inside portion to create shadows and more depth. 

You could use liquid "blood" for this step, but I actually used my OCC lip tars! I put a drop or two, and spread it around the wound, and let it drip down my hand. I used a cotton swab to spread it and create texture. 

So that's it! I hope that this was helpful, and I'm so sorry that I didn't make a video on this! Leave any questions below if you have any, and I'll be sure to answer it! Also, make sure that you have fun with this and tweet me some of your pictures because I'd love to see you recreate it!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Get Ready With Me: Work Makeup

Hey guys!
As most of you know, I got a job working at a small boutique around a month ago, and I thought that I'd show you the makeup that I wear for work because it's slightly different than what I wear to school! If you enjoy this video, give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to my youtube channel!

Products Mentioned:
Benefit Fakeup
Benefit SunBeam
BareMinerals Foundation
Laura Geller Foundation
Ofra Eyebrow Pencil
MAC Espresso
Clinique Eyeshadow Palette (LE)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
Too Faced Melted Nude

So I hope you enjoyed this video! Let me know in the comments what your first job was because I am super interested in hearing your answers! Also, please subscribe to my youtube channel because it would seriously mean a lot to me!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dimensional Red Lipstick Combo

Hey guys!
I did this lip look the other day when I was filming my Mary Kay Skincare Unboxing, and I thought that I'd share it with you! 

First, I started by lining my lips with my Sephora Nano Liner in Pleasant Plum. This lip liner is a very dark, very vampy lip liner, but it applied a little bit more uneven than I would have liked it, and it was a bit darker than I anticipated, so I decided to put a a red lipstick over it. I chose Mirenesse Glossy Kiss in #2, Flirty Kiss and applied it over the top. It made the lips look more red, and glossy, while still giving the dimensional undertones of the plum lip liner. 

So I hope you enjoyed this really quick lipstick combo! It's definitely one that I'll be wearing more! Let me know what your favorite red lipstick is in the comments below, and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin!

P.S. Have you seen my latest video?