Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland - Mad Hatter Makeup Tutorial

This is a look I created that's inspired by the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Be sure to check out my other tutorials, reviews and all things beauty. Comment, rate, subscribe if you like the video. Follow me on Twitter.

Products I used:
  • Hard Candy Powder Keg Loose Eyeshadow in Inked
  • Micabella Eyeshadow #87 Iridescence
  • Ben Nye Powder Rouge in Orange Pop
  • Bloody Mary Pressed Eye Shadow (has no name, just look for the neon orange one)
  • Ben Nye Powder Rouge in Passion Purple
  • Ben Nye Powder Rouge in Fuschia
  • Micabella #61 Artic White
  • Maybelline Full N Soft Mascara in Very Black (2-3 coats)
  • Loreal Paris Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara (1-2 coats)
In the pictures I'm wearing Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick #300 Rose Blush with a bit of MACs Lipglass in Sonic Vibe
For the video I believe I'm wearing a mix of clear gloss, Micabella's #83 Difference and #81 Resonance
I forgot the Artic White highlighter in the pictures I took at the beginning of the video! Below are some pics with the Micabella Artic White.

Close ups with the completed look

Anyway, I hope you guys like the tutorial.  Feel free to email, comment or request!  Seeya lovelies!

Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Shampoo & Conditioner Review

I was feeling bored with my current shampoo (funnily enough, another Herbal Essences formula) and wanted to try something new. My hair is past my shoulders, thick (not the strands thick but the amount of strands on my head thick) and naturally wavy. I don’t dye my hair or use additional products at this time. Sometimes I notice buildup on my scalp from my shampoo and conditioner and it is embarrassing, inconvenient and a little gross to me and onlookers. I do not have love for the buildup. I also don’t like to buy anything I can’t get from a local drugstore or something that’s too expensive. I found this article after doing a web search: 20 Best Drug Store Shampoos. Herbal Essences Hydralicious was the number one shampoo. Go through the slideshow to find out what real readers said about it and the other 19 shampoos made the list. The price was reasonable at my local Walmart ($2.97 per 10.01 fl oz bottle), it smells pretty good and when I got it I was so excited to try it because of what the readers at were saying about it. This shampoo and conditioner is meant to (obviously) hydrate hair to help with shine and softness. One reviewer mentioned how touchable her hair was after using it (and she wasn’t the only one touching it either). I wouldn’t necessarily say my hair is coarse but because of the thickness and how long it’s getting, I can’t brush all of it alone and even with someone helping the tangles can be annoying.
Several Weeks Later…
I’d say I like this shampoo and conditioner. I usually don’t put any other products in my hair like hairspray, leave-in conditioner, shine spritz etc because I don’t like how it weights down my hair and feels gunky so I can’t comment on how well the Hydralicious shampoo and conditioner will remove other products on your hair that are used regularly. I did go to a salon recently and have a bunch of additional products in my hair and that one time, the shampoo and conditioner did remove the other products well. As far as results on my regular use I shampoo and condition about 3 times a week and I let it air dry. The products leave my hair very soft, lots of shine, easier to brush and a bit more manageable. The smell it leaves in my hair is not overpowering to the scents I use daily. I’m very happy with my results and the shampoo and conditioner. It’s a great price and its readily available at anytime I need it which gives it so much more value to me (I love being able to buy a product at 3 in the morning if I want to because it’s not at a mall or a salon). It’s also available in larger bottles for about $6 in my area. The 10.01 fl oz bottles have lasted me a month, I still have more in the containers and I use more than the generalized recommended amounts.

Rated: 4 out of 5

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland - Cheshire Cat Inspired Makeup

Products used:

  • Covergirl Eye Enhancers - Tourquoise Tempest
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - Vibrance 88
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - Effervesence 89
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - Artic White 61
  • Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Longwear Gel Liner - Indigo
  • Maybelline Full N Soft - Very Black 2-3 coats
  • Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies - Very Black (waterproof seriously works) 2-3 coats
  • NP Set Compact Lipgloss - Nisi
  • Sonia Kashuk Medium Eyeshadow Brush for blending
  • Brush that came in the Maybelline Eyestudio Dramatic Gel Liner package**

**I know in the video I said I used Sonia Kashuk (KasHUK didn't pronounce the second syllable very well haha) but when the camera was off I realized I don't like the bent eyeliner brush AT ALL. I bought it, used it once and didn't like it, gave it a second chance and did like it but now (third chance) I really don't like it. The bent eyeliner brush did not hold it's original stiff shape like I was so sure it would. I have a brush from my Maybelline Dramatic Eye Studio gel liner that I used instead to get the end result you see on the video.

Update and Things to Come

Hey everyone!

I know it was some time between my first two videos on youtube and my Cheshire Cat tutorial but I'm going to be coming out with quite a few more videos with different looks I've been developing while I've been away.

Another thing I'm going to be doing are reviews. Here's a list of products I have and will be testing out:

  • Bare Escentals bareVitamins Prime Time Primer
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Eyeshadow Quad
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Cream Trio
  • Revlon PhotoReady Foundation
  • L'Oreal, Double Extend 24-Hour Lash Boosting Sytem (Mascara + Serum), Black
I'll be coming out with all but the last pretty quickly. The Lash Boosting System is going to take some time because I want to use this for at least a month. I'll have before and after pictures so you guys can get a solid idea of what this system can do for you before you decide to spend your money! The L'Oreal, Double Extend Keratin Lash Boosting Mascara was listed in the article The Best Drugstore Alternatives to Pricey Cosmetics so I knew I wanted to try it.

I'm excited to review these products for you guys and if anyone wants me to review a product before you buy it, please leave me a comment or email me and I'll see what I can do!

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Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland - Red Queen Inspired Makeup

Products used:

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - 104
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - 52
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - 61
  • Ben Nye Eyeshadow - Flame Red
  • MAX FACTOR 2000 Calorie Mascara - Black Brown (or Black would do well)
  • Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick - 880 Rose Passion

Optional details:
  • Use a matching blue eyeliner to line waterline (or the shadow you used on your eyelid)
  • False lases to add drama

Sexy Feminine Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

Products used:
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - 81 in inner corner to almost middle (feather edge)
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - 29 blended with 81 from middle to outer corner
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - 3 above crease to eyebrow (or lower if you perfer)
  • Micabella Eyeshadow - 83 over 81 in inner corner to lighten/warm
  • Max Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Mascara in Black Brown (you can use black, I just perfer the brown because it's more natural to my coloring)
  • NP Set Lip Gloss Compact in Nisi