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Friday, July 26, 2013

My Little Black Bag unboxing for July of 2013


- NuMe Hydro Punch Shampoo-  not shown in pic, shown in video

-'ZAD Shell and Gold Bangle Set

- Mata Traders Braid Bracelet 'add to bag' item

- Street Level Front Flap Satchel

I pay $10 for monthly VIP which gives me a discount on my items, plus a $10 once a month.
I got a discount on my initial bag plus used my $10 credit

I paid $45.90 for the initial bag plus shipping and handling

and add to bag was $15.44

If you want to join LBB, click on my invite link is HERE!! (we both get bonuses! You get 25% off your first bag, and they give me an item worth $50... Score!)

My youtube is here: for more videos!

FTC Disclosure: I don't get reimbursed for reviews. This product was bought and paid for using my own money and all opinions are mine. No Faux Cows were harmed in the making of this handbag or video, however...quite a few electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

On face:
Eclos Primer
Skin79: Hot Pink and Orange
Blush Base (my DIY)
E.L.F. Studio Blush in Blushing Rose
Setting Powder under eyes (mine)
Coty Airspun in Neutral
On Eyes:
Etude House Proof 10
E.L.F Baked Shadow in Enchanted
Forever21 Unnamed pink shimmer champagne.
28 color Ebay Neutral in a cork like color
Sally's Palette in copper color
MAC Mulch
E.L.F Studio 3 in 1 mascara
On lips:
E.L.F. Studio Pencil Concealer in light
Revlon Super Lustrous in Rum Raisin (Cream)
Tools used:
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Velour Powder Puff
Sigma Flat Definer
Sigma E35
Sigma E45
Real Techniques Shader Brush
Generic Lash and Brow Comb

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I keep reading where people are applying makeup in their bathrooms, toting their makeup around in a case.

A vanity doesn't have to be a big deal. It can even double as a writing desk or even taken down, but a place to sit elegantly, a place to rest your elbow while using it as a fulcrum while doing your eyeliner, a well lit area (all you need is a single full spectrum bulb, and a place that you can be calm and relax.

I think it's a right of passage for every teenager to get their own little space to do their beauty routine, that isn't the same place they defecate. My vanity before this was a desk we picked up from the side of the road because some college students were moving and left it on the curb. It's been repurposed into a work table for an indoor metal shop.

The reason the bathroom is bad is because the humidity and bacteria can actually ruin your makeup and cause your mascara and other 'moist' products go bad before their time. It's better to do it near a window or with a full spectrum bulb. You can get a vanity set up for free from stuff around the house. :)

It really doesn't have to be fancy. It just needs to be YOURS. Here is mine. It was made by getting a bookshelf and not using it for books. This one used to have a hinged door on it but apparently it wasn't very strong, because it fell off.

There is a place for everything I need and it's in modular form so I just pull out the basket I need and put it on the top of the vanity when I use it. It makes it easier to put things away.

I made the dirty brush holder out of rice, a plastic cup and food coloring. It works great. When it gets full, I wash them. and it makes it so brushes don't roll off and get caught under foot. I accidentally ran over a few of my Real Technique brushes and ruined them. Total facepalm.

My mock vanity, filming and makeup storage area
And I didn't mark it on the picture but my cell phone tripod is up there,(by the foundations, near the mirrors) so I can see myself while doing reviews. It's all coming together pretty nicely. My husband also set up a brown backdrop from the ceiling at my request to cordon it off a bit more for me so I can get into doing my makeup more without being distracting to either of us. His office is also in the bedroom so it gets triple duty now.

Has this sparked an idea for you? Let me know in the comments below! I'll be doing a video of it some time, so it's a bit more interactive.
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Friday, July 19, 2013

I was sent a challenge from Eclos to do their Dare to Go Bare Skin Care 2 week challenge and the most challenging thing was posting my face without ANYTHING on it! GAH! ;)

Eclos is from Freeman (which makes super awesome masks that I would use if I wasn't on a kitchen beauty kit at them moment) and their anti-aging regime is apparently formulated with stem cells from some sort of Swiss Apples. I don't know about all that, but I am intrigued enough to try it and see if my skin fares well with the course.

I am doing a video documenting my experience, and I'll show it to you after it's done :) For now, here's my before.

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I was attempting light spring look, using golds and light purples... but you know... you can take the Mock out of the goth clothes, but you can't take the goth out of the Mock...

Lips: I layered the fig gloss from Juice Beauty over a purple brown lip color I depotted and forgot to label.

Base: I used Skin79 BB cream mixed with some Primer from Rimmel and a bit of Bourjois Healthy mix foundation and applied it with my hands, buffing afterwards with a blending sponge.

Eyes :I used the Neutral 28 color kit from ebay, and a bronze that I hand pressed from pigments I hand mixed.

Liner: I used a mixing medium for the eyeliner (from a black eyeshadow in the neutrals palette). I used a bit of primer for my lashes mixed with black eyeshadow because my mascara is missing! (que horror!)

Blush: 10 color blush kit in 4th over (orange corally satin finish). I applied it using a flat top bronzer brush and then I used a bit of Peach Girl BB cream to add shimmer and soften the edges a bit. I used a shimmer shadow from the NYX Nude palette as a highlighter on my cheeks.

Powder is a combination of the Mirabella Perfecting Powder on my cheeks, and on my T zone- ELF HD Powder and NYX Loose powder mixed together to create a shade close to my skin tone.
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

So I set up my blog on this Bloglovin' site. It's like Google Reader, but it sends emails to you, so you can keep up with your favorite blogs! 
Just click on the button in the upper right hand corner :) <3
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Friday, July 12, 2013

I was trying to come up with a summery look, and orange has been on my mind lately. I found a Claire's palette filled with orange golds and fiery reds. I used Red on the outer corner, bright yellow on the inner, a basic orange on the lid and in the crease and a dark bronze on my lash line.

Brushes I used were
Sigma E35
Sigma E45
Real Technique Crease Brush (Eye Kit)
E.L.F essentials Flat Definer
Real Techniques Multitasking Blush brush
Sigma Large Powder Brush
Real Techniques Shader Brush (Eye)
Real Techniques Buffing Brush

Makeup Used
Rimmel Primer 002
Etude House Baby Choux in Mint
Holika Holika Miracle Real Skin Finish
Skin79 Vital Orange BB Cream
20 Color Concealer Camouflage Professional Makeup Cosmetic Palette
Coty Airspun Loose Powder in Nearly Neutral
L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Lipstick, Fiery Veil
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss, SPF 15, Foiled 140Maybelline-Color Sensational Vivids in Electric Orange
Claire's Palette (Discontinued, but can be duped by any of the 88 palettes)
E.L.F Studio 3-in-1 mascara
Milani Coralina Baked Blush
E.L.F Studio Bronzer in Warm Golden

I am not quite ready to do tutorials, but I did a mini vlog about the shoot! 
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3/4 of my favorite things from Little Black Bag! I hope you enjoy it :)
My Little Black Bag Link

Also check out my beauty blog

Danielle Nicole Satchel
Pink Cosmo Doctor Bag in Wine
Carol Dauplaise Pave Ring
Michael Marcus Blush
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Monday, July 8, 2013

Orange you glad?

Versace long dress

Chinese Laundry high heels
$97 -

Oasis drop earrings
$8.98 -

Guess by marciano

Orange eye shadow
$5.08 -

Marni bracelet
$350 -


Nail polish
$24 -

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

I know this is offtopic, but it's very important.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I was feeling bored one night and ran across the Forever21 website. I hadn't actually shopped there before, but I found the clothes were quite cute. On a lark, I clicked on 'Beauty' and I found some palettes that struck me as very similar to the Urban Decay Naked Palettes and they were only 7 bucks each.

I am always keen to find cheap dupes and I am a sucker for neutrals. On Beautylish, someone asked me to swatch this palette, so here it is. I got the picture in natural full spectrum light and with the flash as well. I think that this palette is gorgeous.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

On Face
E.L.F Studio HD powder and NYC Loose Powder in Translucent mixed together equally
Skin79 BB cream in Hot Pink
Love & Beauty Eyes & Face Palette natural peach golden shimmer highlighter
Love & Beauty Bronze & Blush Pearls

On Eyes: 
Love & Beauty Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Brown/Natural
E.L.F Studio 3-in-1 Mascara

On lips
Revlon Lipgloss in Foiled

Brushes used
Sigma E15 - Flat Definer
Sigma E45 - Small Tapered Blending
Sigma E20 - Short Shader
Sigma E25 - Blending
Sigma F15 - Duo Fibre Powder/Blush
Sigma F10 - Powder/Blush
Real Techniques- Large Powder Brush

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Forever21 Love & Beauty Haul
I got most of them snapped. I am keeping half of them (and the one that got shattered and I had to repress the pigment). I will be doing swatches and looks of the day with them but I wanted to share. I managed to not get the creme blush I bought in there. *facepalm*

The eyeshadows are more fragile than I expected, but they are pretty smooth application wise.I used 91% alcohol to repair the few that got shattered during transit.  I do suggest tossing out the applicators that are included and use your own brushes. I have heard okay things about the Love & Beauty Brushes, but I can't say for certain.
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