Thursday, November 29, 2012

How To Enhance Monolid Eyes!

Hey guys! Today's look is a makeup tutorial that is actually quite similar to my last tutorial on Makeup for Glasses. I've been on a big monolid kick lately and have been getting more and more requests for more basic looks for those with single eyelids (aka eyelids without a crease) so I thought it would be perfect to show my favorite way to enhance monolids.

Those of you with monolids (no crease) or hooded lids (small crease that looks monolid when eyes are open) know how frustrating and tricky it can be to apply shadows, mascara, and liner to monolids since most of the "fun" part of makeup gets tucked underneath while this constant rubbing causes makeup to run.

This look allows a bit of fun with color while elongating the eyes to make them appear larger and more dramatic. It's also a rather smudge-proof look that is comparatively long-lasting. Check out the video below!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Urban Decay: Dangerous Palette Review & Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my favorite of the three Urban Decay limited edition palettes. I already reviewed the Fun Palette and Feminine Palette, which have the same zip-around compact format, but the Dangerous Palette is the one that I think hits it out of the park.

This palette comes in a black vinyl case with a simple print on the front displaying the iconic Urban Decay dagger. It also has a black zipper as well, which adds to the overall gothic look. By first glance, this is the least interesting of the three palettes and it also holds dust and finger prints.

BUT, and this is a big but (and who doesn't like big butts?) it's what's on the inside that counts and when Urban Decay makes it count, boy do they make it count!

Check out the swatches below:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Manicure Monday: OPI DS Magic

Hey everyone! Today's Manicure Monday is a perfect addition to the cool Fall weather and rich jewel tones that go with this season's trends. No, I'm not talking about another burgundy but instead I wanted to share a vibrant blue that I have really been loving on my nails. OPI DS Magic is from the "designer series" of OPI which tends to have unique shimmer and holographic finishes, and Magic definitely falls into that category.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Urban Decay: Feminine Palette Review & Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you another one of Urban Decay's limited edition palettes. I already reviewed the Fun Palette, which has a similar zip-around compact format, and this time I'm bringing you the more delicate Feminine Palette.

This palette comes in a sexy, purple-pink fabric case with black lace-printed clear plastic layered on top. I mentioned this because you can't see it in photos, but there's some cool dimensionality going on with the layered textures. Very pretty!

As implied, the shades included in this collection are indeed feminine and great for colored-neutrals lovers out there. Let's take a look.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Manicure Monday: Lioele Lavender


Hey guys! For today's manicure I wanted to share with you a polish that was a totally unexpected love for me. It all started a few weeks ago when I was preparing for my panel at Kcon. They had asked me to share a quick tutorial so I thought an ombre nail how-to would be fairly easy and informative. Unfortunately the tutorial was scrapped but fortunately for me, my ombre mani for the day started with this newly discovered Lioele Lavender polish.

I couldn't wait too long to apply it again, just so I could show you how awesome this shade is!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Makeup for Glasses!

Hey lovelies! Today I'm very excited to share with you a tutorial that I've literally had on my to-do list for years. For some reason I just felt like the timing/concept wasn't right, but I guess that's why it's never a bad idea to wait for things to fall into place naturally. :)

The look, of course, is how to apply makeup with glasses. Sometimes glasses can be the shlumpy option that you wear as a last resort or when you want to cover up a no-makeup face, but in true "From Head To Toe" fashion I instead wanted to twist my look into something that's more everyday glamorous that you can feel very fresh, defined, and confident with.

Check out the tutorial and how it looks with different glasses below!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Urban Decay: Fun Palette Review & Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you some of Urban Decay's limited edition palettes. The Fun, Feminine, and Dangerous Palettes were released in a similar format which are cute, compact, and the perfect size for upcoming holiday gifting.

The first palette I wanted to talk about is the Fun Palette which, I've got to say, is definitely the first one I gravitated toward purely based on packaging. Turquoise glitter! Golden sketchy octopus! Gold zippered casing! The aquatic lover in me was squealing with joy!

 Let's take a look on the inside to see if this palette's contents are equally "fun" shall we? :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Manicure Monday: Revlon Rich Raspberry

Hey guys! Today's Manicure Monday post is dedicated to the newest polish in my collection, Revlon 250 Rich Raspberry. This is my first time trying out Revlon's new Colorstay line of nail varnishes and I was really looking forward to seeing how it would wear since I've heard so many positive reviews.

This particular shade is one that I haven't seen any reviews of and I was drawn to the creme finish with slightly purple undertones. I don't have any colors exactly like this in my collection, especially after the pre-move cosmetics purge of '12.

The color is gorgeous and classic and I definitely love it, but I honestly have mixed feelings about certain aspects of this polish.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

October Favorites!

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite products from October. I've been loving a new foundation and also discovered a really great combo of brushes that work really well for applying it. Also, who doesn't love Fall nail polishes? ;)

Video below!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

TAG: I Heart Fall!

Hey guys! Happy November and I hope you've been having an amazing season! It's officially starting to feel a little more like Fall here in California, so I wanted to share with you my I ♥ Fall tag video. 

Just something fun to perk up your day, plus some insights into what I think about... ZOMBIES! :)

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