Get Ready With Me! // Shaaanxo by BH Cosmetics Palette

Even though my love for getting ready for a night out is deep and true and pure and I like to take my time, that certainly doesn’t always happen. This video is case in point and rears it’s head towards the end as I am delicately clutching a lash letting the glue get tacky while highlighting my face… listen, it’s real life and I know we have all been there. I really, really like the way the makeup turned out even though getting there wasn’t the most relaxing experience of my life.

Let’s talk about the palette itself for a second, shall we? Shaaanxo has become a serious addiction for me over the last, I don’t know, maybe year. I watch her daily vlogs, regular beauty videos and follow her on Snapchat. I find her to be super talented, refreshingly honest, hardworking and also happens to be a dime. So when she released this palette, it was a no-brainer…I needed it and I needed it yesterday.

The Good: As I mention in the video, many of the shadows remind me of Makeup Geek shades, which isn’t a bad thing. The colors are pretty and work well together. They especially come to life with some Fix+ spray.

The Bad: I do have a couple complaints, however. I had a lot of fall out the first few times I used the shadows and still experience mild fall out but that’s not a deal breaker. I also wish there was a more neutral transition shade, as the mustard shade is a bit bright on my light skin for day to day wear. If there was a brown I would probably never use another palette again. The lipsticks are beautiful but do not appear in the lips as they do on the pan.

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PRODUCTS

  • NYX Soft Focus Primer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation – 110 Porcelain
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color – Medium
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Shaaanxo Palette
  • MAC Fix+ Spray
  • NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner – Black
  • Ardell Lashes – Naturals #124
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Contour Powder – Break Up
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

 

Monochromatic Peachy Pink Spring Makeup

Loved creating this soft peachy look perfect for warmer weather using a couple shiny pretty products I was dying to use…Stila’s Magnificent Metal Eyes in Kitten and Makeup Geek’s In the Spotlight. I shamelessly watch Shaaanxo’s Vlogs every single day and she uses this Stila product often in the inner corner and it always looks incredible on her! I realized that I used waaaaaay too much on this day but whatever. I also rocked what I like to call the Accidentally Aggressive Cat Eye. Whatcha gon’ do.

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PRODUCTS
Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
L’Oreal Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation – W2
it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – Neutral Medium
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter – Light
Maybelline Fit Me Powder for Normal to Dry Skin – 120 Classic Ivory
L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper – Medium to Dark
Hoola by Benefit Bronzer
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze + Glow Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Blush – Piaf + Poe
MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
Makeup Geek Eye Shadows – Beaches & Cream, Frappe
Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadow – In the Spotlight
NYX Matte Liquid Liner
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Stila Magnificent Metal Eyes – Kitten
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – Flirtation
NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
Not Your Mother’s Double Take Dry Finish Texturizing Spray

Chit Chatty GRWM + Life Updates

Hi you guys! I’m back! If you didn’t know, I took a little break because I just wasn’t feeling it. And I didn’t want to film or do anything relative to YT, but I think that breaks are good! I was also sick, and I traveled to see my sister to be her date to the Marine Ball so the past couple weeks have been busy. Anyways, I posted on my Facebook just letting people know I was feeling uninspired, and the outpouring of love I got blew my mind. The support was unreal, and there was no way I could walk away from something I not only enjoy, but it turns out that it brings joy to others, too! 🙂

Here’s a little Get Ready With Me that I filmed the other day. I had just received my November Ipsy bag, so I used a bunch of those items in this look! Not going to lie, I couldn’t help myself and talked basically the entire time so it’s a long one. Love you guys!

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PRODUCTS:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation – 200 Sand Beige
  • Tarte CC Undereye Corrector – Light-Medium
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • MAC PREP + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Stila Eye Shadow – Fawn
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadow – Grandstand
  • Luxie Eye Shadow – No. 290
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara – Jet Black
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Model Co Highlighting Trio
  • Becca Champagne Glow Palette – Pearl, Champagne Pop
  • treStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – Florence Fig

MUSIC

Odesza – Memories That You Call (Petit Biscuit Remix) – find him at https://soundcloud.com/petitbiscuit

Ingrid Nilsen Inspired Hair + Makeup

Ingrid Nilsen, aka Miss Glamorazzi, has gone through a hell of transformation over the years that I have been watching her. She has undergone a person journey that has reflected through her video content, and it has been amazing to watch. Thanks to Ingrid I know about Tanya Burr and Estee Lalonde, aka Essie Button. Thanks to Ingrid I feel like it’s ok to be myself on the internet, and to talk about things that may be considered tabboo (though I haven’t really had the opportunity to ‘go there’). I think she is wonderful and lovely, and I feel inspired by her message for all of us to give ourselves our best chances, and to be our most authentic selves. She is a beautiful person, inside + out! So doing this little tribute to her was a no brainer.

Ingrid loves the NYX Matte lipstick in Indie Flick, a champagne eye and wavy hair, so I replicated that for this video!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation with Comfort Serum – 100 Ivory
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder – Translucent
  • Doll 10 H2Glo Cream Highlighter – Champagne
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner – Blacque
  • Stila Highlighter – Kitten
  • E.L.F. Liquid Liner – Black
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Revlon Blish – Oh Baby! Pink
  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Indie Flick
  • NUME Curl Jam Set
  • Pantene Pro-V Powerful Body Boost Spray

Peachy Glowy Sping Makeup

Who doesn’t want glowy, gorgeous, healthy looking skin?! No one, is the answer. In today’s video I show you a few of the skin care + makeup steps I take when I want to have skin that looks like an angel’s. I’m going to toot my own horn here for a sec… I couldn’t stop looking at my skin in the light the day I recorded this because it looked so dang good.

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PRODUCTS:

  • The Body Shop Vitamin E Cleanser
  • Simple Kind To Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub
  • m-61 Fast Blast 2 Minute Vitamin C Facial Mask
  • Lather Ultra Light Face Lotion
  • Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream
  • Olay Fresh Effects Soak Up The Sun Protection! Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen
  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
  • MAC Face + Body Foundation – N1
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Beauty Blender
  • Revlon PhotoReady SkinLights Face Illuminator – 100 Bare Light
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – 10 Nude
  • Milani Blush – Luminoso
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Pixi Eyeshadow – Apricot Glow
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • Stila Lip Glaze Melon

MUSIC:

“Memories” – Petit Biscuit

Jaclyn Hill Inspired Fresh Spring Makeup

Welcome to another installment of makeup inspired by a YouTuber! This week is Queen Jaclyn Hill who is consistently flawless, creative + energetic. I was inspired by this tutorial she shared + followed it the best I could, though I did not have the same exact products, I used the same techniques to achieve a similar look. If I did this again I would use a different pair of lashes but otherwise, I loved wearing this look!

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PRODUCTS:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon PhotoReady Foundation – 03 Shell
  • Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Chocolate
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Peach Smoothie, Latte, Chickadee, Mango Tango
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Spellbound
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Au Naturale
  • Stila Eyeshadow – Barefoot
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 08
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Sugar Cookie

MUSIC
“Sunset Lover” – Petit Biscuit

Ariana Grande Grammy’s Tutorial

Today’s look is inspired by the lovely Ariana Grande! She generally rocks a cat eye, nude lips and not much on the face. I threw on a pair of feline lashes for some added drama, which is totally optional. I added a bit of Hoola bronzer as well but I forgot to press play when I did so you just don’t see the application of it, but it’s there. Ariana is much more golden than I am so I wanted to duplicate that a little bit. This look is insanely simple + you should all try it! The picture I used for reference is below!

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PRODUCTS

  • NARS Sheer Glow – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC Prolongwear – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Maybelline Brow Drama
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadow – Purely Naked, Corrupt
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – Afterglow
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Blackest Black (partially, had to toss it mid tutorial cause it was really dry!)
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Immortal
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Feline
  • House of Lashes Adhesive
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • NYX Lip pencil – Natural
  • Stila Lip Gloss – Amaretto

MUSIC

Courtesy of the YouTube Music Library: “Show Your Love” – Otis McDonald

Gray Liner & Purple Lip

I wanted to try something new + use a couple products I don’t usually use – a gray gel liner + my MAC Pure Heroine lipstick. I thought the combination wold be unusual + a bit vampy, and I think that’s exactly how it turned out! I spent a lot of time making sure the wing + lip were crisp, often going over the same spot over + over again to ensure good color pay off + nice, even lines.

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PRODUCTS

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – 1W1 Bone
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Light
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow – Medium Brown
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – Tease, Snakebite, Suspect
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Twinkle
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Barcelona Beach
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • MAC Lipstick – Pure Heroine

MUSIC

Bronze Eye with a Twist – YouTuber Inspired

Sharon Farrell is a YouTuber + makeup artist that I have been following for probably about a year now, and her looks are always so gosh darn beautiful. She consistently puts out content that is user friendly + well explained, and always comes out flawless. This particular look that she did really struck me + I just had to do it. Luckily I have many of the same products she used so I was able to pull off a pretty good version of it (am I allowed to say that?!). I couldn’t stop looking at my makeup that day…Sharon, you’re a genius! I am always pulling inspiration from other people out there so let me know if there are any videos  you really love that you’d like me to recreate!

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PRODUCTS:

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • NYX Blush – Dusty Rose
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow Pencil – Medium
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • Makeup Geek Shadows – Grandstand, Latte, Mocha
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Poison + Immortal
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Creme Brulee

MUSIC:

Provided by: NCS (No Copyright Music)
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2AydJcUKR8
Artist: Distrion, can be found at https://soundcloud.com/distrion

Date Night Makeup

For this look, I practiced what I preach…I was bold + went outside my comfort zone! I was watching a Jaclyn Hill tutorial recently + she was wearing lashes by a brand called Lashes by Lena. They. Were. STUNNING! On JH’s big, beautiful eyes they looked so soft and lush. And there was a coupon code. Queue  me racing to the website to buy my very own pair of Bianca style lashes. In the box, they don’t look like anything insane. But on my tiny eyes, oh honey! They are a commitment. I was shocked when I applied them. I was tempted to take them off but then I thought, screw it, let’s just finish off the look + see how I feel. And let me tell you, I ended up loving them. I wore them for the rest of my day, including a stare-filled trip to the grocery store (they don’t bite, people!). Once I trimmed them to fit my eye size, they were great. But every time I looked down, I could definitely notice them on my eyes + I could feel them. Maybe it’s just my inexperience with lashes, who knows, but I will definitely be pulling them out for special occasions in the future.

In addition to a big, fluttery lash I went for glowy skin, cause who doesn’t want that?! Using light infusing primers, a damp sponge + cream products help to accomplish a lovely, healthy dewiness. For the lips I chose an insanely long wearing liquid lipstick by Stila in the shade Beso. You can easily adapt the look + use whatever colors your heart desires!

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Products:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon Photoready Foundation – 003 Shell
  • MAC Prolongwear Foundation – NW20
  • NYX Liquid Illuminator – Sunbeam
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Define-a-Brow – Medium Brown
  • Maybelline Brow Drama – Deep Brown
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadows – Beaches & Cream, Latte, Mocha
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • NYX Cream Blush – Natural
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – Beso