Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nail of the Day: Revlon Rain Forest!

Hi guys!

So here's another nail of the day post! My previous nail polish I had on was Revlon's Indigo Night with an Essie Luxe Effects topcoat overtop of it, however, I wasn't able to get a decent picture of it because my camera just wasn't picking up the glitters right, so instead, here's Revlon's Rain Forest!

This is from the new Colorstay line by Revlon, and I really love these nail polishes. They are soooo opaque - a bit on the thicker side, but that's made up with it by the opacity. You could possibly get away with one coat if you wanted to. The only thing that I dislike is something I liked in the first place: the brush. It's a flat brush, which is pretty decent, but the plastic wand connecting the brush to the cap is flat and makes accuracy a bit difficult. It's doable, but difficult.

With flash, about 2 coats. It doesn't really do it justice, but this is the best photo I could get! Also, ignore that chip on my thumb, sorry! ):

The flash from my camera screwed up the colour just a little bit. It's about a half shade darker than shown here. I own OPI's Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow, and this colour is basically a smidge lighter than it strwen with a golden-green shimmer, which is stunning. It's the quintessential, perfect fall colour!

What's on your nails now?

-Sara xx

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tutorial: Jennifer Lawrence L.A. Hunger Games Premiere Inspired Makeup!

Hello there everyone!

This tutorial is possibly one of my favourites. I just love it! It's not that difficult to do, either, and maybe it's just because Jennifer Lawrence was living perfection when she arrived at the premiere and a little piece of me feels like I'm her when I did this tutorial??? OK, well, anyway.... 

(I'm only kidding. But she was perfect at the premiere!)

The thing is, that premiere was about 6 months ago! So it took me 6 months to do this look... alright... well... you know... at least I did it! WOOOOO!

Here's Jennifer at the premiere, looking flawless as always:

CAN WE APPRECIATE HOW GORGEOUS HER HAIR IS?!  BTW, I'm totally doing this for junior prom. I love the idea of the headbands being braided throughout the bun. :D

 Jennifer Lawrence: The Hunger Games Premiere

Okay, enough pictures. Here's the video:

P R O D U C T S  U S E D
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Bad to the Bronze
  • Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette (Cloves on lid, Up in Smoke on outer V and upper/lower lashline. I mention in the video you can use the black in the palette if you have tanner/darker skin but on me it would look too harsh)
  • INGLOT AMC 54 e/s
  • INGLOT e/s that I don't know the name's basically a darker, more brownish version of UD Half Baked. You can use Half Baked if you've got tanner/darker skin than I do, which would look awesome, or just use Half Baked if ya feel like it :D
  • L'Oreal Morning Light e/s
  • Maybelline Blackest Black gel liner (you can also use a pencil liner for lining the waterline if you'd like)
  • L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara
  • NARS Casino Bronzer
  • NARS Orgasm Blush
  • MAC Soft & Gentle MSF
  • MAC Strange Potion Lipglass (LE) (From Surf Baby collection. Any pinky-nude lipstick/gloss combo or just gloss would work too)

(apologies there was no close-up eye shots, I couldn't get any good ones that did the look justice. But if you watch the video, you can clearly see it up close! :D

Hope you enjoyed the look!

-Sara xx