November

Neutral Teal Cut Crease
Hello, Hello!
 
Wow, November flew right by! I’m sorry I have been so terrible about updating–I have been so busy with making videos and things. I am telling you–I am so fired up right now! There are so many things I want to do for you all on YouTube, it is ridiculous!
 
My last post was on this look, a Lady Gaga-esque Neutral Cut Crease. I love this look so much, I had to post some more photos hahaha!
 

Closed-Eye View

I now (finally) have a phone with great photo capabilities, so I can post pictures other than what you see in my videos. Before now, I have just used still shots from each video–but I like how this gives a little something different for blogging. I have a really great camera, a Canon Rebel XT, but it doesn’t show me in my viewfinder what I am about to snap! How stupid is that? You hear me, Canon???!!! heh But now that I have the iPhone, I will probably just post photos like this of each tutorial. If you prefer the still shots from my videos, please leave me a comment so I will know. I just think this is kinda nice…
 
Okay! Now, let’s move on to the reason for this super-belated blog post!
 

Wet N Wild Blues-Everyday Eye Tutorial

 
A few weeks ago, I started a little mini-series (you know how much I love those…) on breaking makeup rules. I started off with an Everyday Eye Tutorial showing how I usually apply my eye makeup. To show that this look works with just about any color combination, I decided to use the blue/gold stunner from Wet N Wild’s Greed Palette on my lid and Sephora’s My Favorite Jeans in my crease. I applied Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeshadow pencil in Sin as a base and highlight. I love the way this looks with my blue scrubs…
 

Pardon the Workday Face Grease!

 

It’s so fun playing with makeup, and since I do wear scrubs for work I like to really go bold with my eyes. So, that’s how this whole mini-series started. I have been breaking common makeup rules lately, and I decided to do a few videos showing you how I like to mix things up.
 

Pinky Purple Eye Look

The second video in this series was a Pinky Purple Eye Tutorial. I just love the look of pinks and purples blended together. I don’t know if you can see it, but these scrubs have purple and pink butterflies all over them. The Wet n Wild Baking a Cake Palette is perfectly coordinated with these scrubs, so it is getting a LOT of use. I decided to apply a shimmery blush and break the rule of having a light inner corner highlight in this tutorial, too. Have you ever heard of the “Tulip Method” for applying eyeshadow? Basically, you create the shape of a tulip on your eyelid: light center of lid with two dark splashes of color on each side. I love love love that look, and I did a loose tulip in this tutorial. If you would like to see a more “traditional” tulip, please let me know 😉
 
Now, onto the last tutorial–it is definitely my favorite.

I Love this Eyeshadow Shape so Much I Cannot Stand It!Darkened Inner Crease

In this Darkened Inner Crease Eye Tutorial, we really mix things up. I don’t know about you, but I have heard over and over again “You MUST have a light inner corner!” This is especially taught when you have smaller eyes, like me. So, I decided that rules are made to be broken–and here are my results!
 
What do you think???
 
I promise promise promise to be better about blogging. I will even make it a New Year’s Resolution come early 😉 To be honest, when I first began this it was just going to be a place to get more information on my YouTube beauty videos–but now I am thinking I will actually do stuff on here that doesn’t show up on my YouTube channel. An example would be product reviews. I get so into doing makeup tutorials that the new products I purchase never seem to show up unless I use them in tutorials. This will be a perfect place to show you new items, and I promise to start doing reviews on here using my original points system. It was a great idea, and I started with Salma Hayek’s Nuance Smokey Quad–and then I got so interested in filming tutorials that it fell by the wayside. So, I am definitely going to bring those back and even do some Face of the Day and Outfit of the Day photo entries. Do you want to see me rocking my scrubs?? heh Just let me know!
 
As always, I am so very grateful that you took time out of your day/night to spend a moment with me. I hope that you will check out my YouTube Channel and subscribe so you can get every video as it comes out.
 
One more thing! Here is the link for my November Favorites video! I got a lot of new (wonderful) goodies this month for my birthday, and I will be back soon to show them all to you.
 
What’s on your Christmas List?
 
–Cookie
 

Two Part Peacock Tutorial

Feelin' Peacocky?

Happy Friday!

How’s it going? I am having a lovely night, and I hope that you are, too!

So, I am up to 103 Subscribers! Yay! That’s so awesome–and it means that I FINALLY get to give-away all the groovy products I have been sitting on for months. I have been waiting and waiting to send somebody all this cool stuff–Kleancolor eyeshadows, Hard Candy Eye Defs and Gloss Pencils, L’oreal and Covergirl Mascaras, OneSweep Blushes–oh my!

My son, Nathan, is six years old. I think that he is the most amazing kid. When it came to choosing a winner for the Giveaway, I decided to let him choose because there was no way I was going to do it. I have been getting to know so many of my viewers both in comments/messages over YouTube and also on Twitter, it would just be sort of weird to choose. I mean, a part of me would want to choose a lovely that I feel is cool–and then the other part would want to ignore those people because it would be like cheating, you know? So, instead of writing 103 names down and choosing from a hat (OMG even at the thought!), I decided to let Nathan point to the winner. So, that’s what we did–and I have to tell you just how great this turned out. Nathan chose a 13 year old girl, her name is beverlyheld13 on YouTube, and you should be checking her out! She does great hauls and makeup/fashion videos–and she has really overcome a lot of challenges. Congrats, Beverly! I really hope that you enjoy this stuff, you sure deserve it! I can’t wait to see what you do with everything!

 

Okay…so onto this whole tutorial deal.

Pre-Peacock

So, I have been wearing this teal/gold color combo like its going out of style. I love gold eyeshadow in the inner corner, and I am always looking for interesting ways to wear animal prints–so this look was a fusion of two things that I love. I filmed several versions of this tutorial before Halloween, but every time I sat down to edit them I just wasn’t feelin’ it. The feathers either looked too big, too straight up and down, or too sloppy. Can I just say how hard it is to do eye makeup while filming?! LOL But anyway, I refused to give up. Finally, on October 30 I got it (pretty) right. When I was editing it, I made the decision to make it into two videos so that viewers who are not as adventurous (read: crazy) could just learn the beautiful teal and gold look.

 

This look was created using Wet N Wild Color Icon palettes in Vanity (Golds) and Bake-Off Contest (Blues), along with Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadows (Teals). The eyeliners are Jordana, Maybelline, and Hard Candy. I also applied mascara (Max Factor 2000 Calorie) to complete the look. Guess what I used to prime my lids? LOL You guessed NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil, didn’t you? Heh, you would be right if you did! 😉

Here is the Link for the First Video: When Wet N Wild & Inglot Intertwine – Part One – Eye Makeup Tutorial

And Here is the Link for Part Two: Peacock Crease – Part Two- Eye Makeup Tutorial

In this second tutorial, I show you how to map out and create these metallic gold peacock feathers that dance happily across the crease. I seriously wore this look at least ten times last month, which is a first for me–that’s how much I loved it. I didn’t even bother to change products or colors. The only change between any of the filmings was that I was originally using a liquid Wet N Wild Liquid Liner. I decided it dried too shiny, and I loved the more accurate precision of the Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Liner in Brown. Man, I love that little eyeliner pen. When I do swaps, I ALWAYS include one–usually in Ultra Black because it is shiny, something unusual in a liquid liner. Ok, sorry for the detour! haha The way to create this look is to first map out the general shapes using brown liquid liner. Then you go over with the gold, in this case Gold Rush Beauty Rush by Victoria’s Secret liquid liner. I used white eyeliner pencil by Wet N Wild, Glitter Rocks Pencil from Jordana, and Flip Side Liquid Eyeliner from Hard Candy to do the center of the feathers. Then I added two sets of lashes, just for fun 😉 The first set was Natural by Revlon, applied with Revlon Lash Adhesive. The second set was Ardell 305 Half Lashes. I originally used feathers for the second pair, the same way that I did in the other Peacock Tutorial (the one inspired by Cora, vintageortacky on YouTube)–but I had already thrown them out by the time I got this look right. I thought I would find some more at the Halloween store where I originally found them, but I was wrong 😦 Oh well, I still think it turned out pretty well!

What do you think???

–Cookie

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