Thursday, March 29, 2012

Titanic 3D - Rose (Kate Winslet) Makeup Tutorial!

Hello Lovelies!! I am beyond excited to go see Titanic 3D on April 4th!!!! Titanic is my all time favorite movie and to get a chance to see it in theaters is a dream come true. I first saw Titanic when I was in 4th grade (almost 9 years ago!) and I became obsessed, I bought the collectors edition movie set (it was still VHS), I went to Barnes and Noble and all I wanted to do was read about the Titanic, etc. I watched it countless amounts of times and I always wished I got the chance to see it when it came out in theaters but since I was around 5 years old when it premiered obviously I did not... until this year! I'm counting down the days and I am can't wait to experience the movie in 3D, let's just say that I think James Cameron is a genius! People always ask me if I ever get bored watching the same movie over and over and honestly NO and quite the opposite actually! It seems that every time I watch Titanic I understand it a little bit better, I catch something that I might not have noticed before, and I always walk away with the reminder of how fragile life is and how important it is to make the most of every second we are blessed with. What are your thoughts on Titanic and are you planning on seeing it in 3D? If so and like me you bawl your eyes out during the end and keep crying even though the movie is over, make sure to bring a pack of tissues with you & thank goodness we get to wear the 3D glasses to hide the evidence! LOL

In honor of Titanic coming out in 3D and the official 100th year anniversary I decided there was no better time to film a Rose DeWitt Bukater/ Rose Dawson (Kate Winslet) inspired makeup tutorial! Watch it on my YouTube channel or down below & let me know what you think of the look! I tried my best to make it as accurate as possible, but if you want to see the exact products makeup artist Tina Earnshaw used on Kate in the movie check out Makeup411, an awesome site that provides accurate Makeup Breakdowns!

Products Tina Earnshaw used on Kate Winslet:

MAKE UP FOR EVER Face & Body Liquid Make Up foundation in 1W (shade discontinued), Prescriptives Custom Blend in Camelia, and Estee Lauder Lucidity in Pale Ivory.
Enormous amounts of T. Le Clerc Loose Powder in Lilium to set the Alabaster Foundation.
Lancome Crème Blush in Rose on her eye bone and chin, and Christian Dior Diorblush in Soft Rose.
Eye Shadow
Yves St. Laurent Touche Eclat Corrector and Sochet Soft Browny Pink Contour used for under the eyes and on her lids. Over the contouring Tina used Bogard Maquillage pink powder shadow in Pink Rose.
Eye Liner
Brown eyeliner dotted very close to her lashes, Softly smudged Kohl.
The Body Shop Brow & Lash Gel.
The Body Shop Lip Liner in Beech and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in Legendary Mocha, blended over entire mouth to give a natural look.Shiseido Pink Lip Corrector outside mouth for a clean image.
Highlights / Countour
Under her cheekbones and under her chin using Joe Blasco Shading 1.
Additional Information
Body Makeup- Dior Body Make-up, with T. Le Clerc Loose Powder in Orchid over top.

Products I used in my inspired makeup tutorial:

-Maybelline Super-Stay 24HR Makeup foundation with Sigma F80 flat top kabuki brush.
-Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda concealer palette
-Benefit Hoola Bronzer used with Confidential small contouring brush (Similar to mac 109)
-Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge cream blush in shade Powder Pink
-Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural powder applied with powder puff
-Mac Lingering eye brown pencil

-Inglot light pale pink eye-shadow (Matte 347) applied with Sigma Eye Shading brush (E55)
-Inglot brown-y pink eye-shadow (Matte 341) applied with Sigma Pencil brush (E30)
-Rimmel London Kohl eye-liner (Sable Brown 011) smudged with Sigma Small Angel brush (E65)
-Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara or Benefit Bad Gal Brown mascara

-The Body Shop lip liner (Beech 02)
-Mac Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick
-Inglot brown lipstick (KH12PN (76))

Watch the tutorial here:

Please let me know what you think of this look & what your all time favorite movie is!

Thank you so much for Reading, Watching, Following, & Subscribing =) Your support means the world to me!
XOXO-Angelika =)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Color-Block you Nails for Spring: 10 Easy Nail Designs!

Hello Lovelies! I don't know about you but Color-Blocking is one of my favorite trends for spring and summer! I love pairing two or more bold colors together to get a unique and interesting look =) Its fun to play around with different colors because sometimes the unexpected pairings turn out genius! My favorite color pairing of all time is Turquoise & Coral!!! I adore the way these two colors look together =) What are your favorite color combos? Color Blocking is a huge fashion trend but I thought it would be awesome to incorporate it into nail designs as well! This is where today's blog post & video (linked below) come into play. I filmed a tutorial featuring 10 super simple nail designs that anyone (artistic or not) can re-create with any colors that they wish! I hope this inspires you to play around with color and the designs this spring and summer!

The Nail Designs & the Colors I Used:
0. Accent Nail: I love accent nails (it's usually the ring finger), they are the most simplest but still have an impact!
- accent nail: Sally Hansen (Coral Reef), all others: Essie (Turquoise & Caicos)
1.Classic French with a Twist: Pair 2 fun colors together instead of the usual pink and white!
-background: Essie (Turquoise & Caicos), tip: Sally Hansen (Coral Reef)
2.Simply Diagonal: 2 colors split diagonally across the nail.
-upper half: Essie (Turquoise & Caicos), lower half: Sally Hansen (Coral Reef)
3.Checkerboard: 4 square made to look like a checkerboard, so cute!
-Essie (Turquoise & Caicos), Sally Hansen (Coral Reef)
4.Polka Dots: Fun and playful design!
-background: Sally Hansen (Sun Kissed), polka dots: Sally Hansen (Pacific Blue)
5.Geometric: Structured but fun with a touch of sparkle (1 of my faves)
-background: Revlon (Dreamer), geometric design: Brucci (Roberta's Green Garden), outline: Sally Hansen (Pacific Blue)
6.Clouds: An interesting & girly design perfect for dreamers!
-background: Rimmel London (Pink Pop) upper clouds: Zoya (Malia), lower clouds: Essie (Mint Candy Apple)
7. Runway: A bold stripe down the middle of the nail makes a great pop of color.
-background: Essie (Topless & Barefoot), stripe: Rimmel London (Pink Pop)
8.Half Moon: Looks stunning but so easy to create!
-moon color: Jessie's Girl (All Things Girly), rest of the nail: Zoya (Malia)
9.Half & Half: 2 equal sections of color, 1 stripe down the middle.
-right half: Essie (Turquoise & Caicos) left half: Sally Hansen (Coral Reef), stripe: Sally Hansen (Pacific Blue)
10. Double Triangle: 2 triangles staked on top of each other create a edgy & unique look.
-background: Sally Hansen (Coral Reef), 1st Triangle: Essie (Turquoise & Caicos), 2nd Triangle: Zoya (Malia)

Watch the step by step tutorial here:

Some of my favorite color pairings:
-Orange & Blue
-Nude & Hot Pink
-Turquoise & Coral
-Peach & Purple
-Blue & Green

Which colors would you pair together? Do you like the color-blocking trend?

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring DIY: Color-Blocked Belt!

Hello Lovelies, today I wanted to share with you a super easy, fun, and cute DIY project that's absolutely perfect for the spring time =) Speaking of spring, I am so excited for the warm weather, the flowers blooming, and for the season's fashion! What's your favorite part of spring? I was inspired to do this DIY after coming across a fantastic blog post from the wonderful blog Studs-and-Pearls. I fell in love with the craft and had to try it out! I wanted to share it with my readers & viewers so I decided to film a step by step tutorial. I love this project because not only is it adorable but it let's you revamp and rework the belts you already own. This DIY adds the perfect pop of color to brighten up any outfit! So if your ready to spice up your old belts then watch my tutorial and check out step by step instructions from the Studs-and Pearls blog post!

Watch the tutorial here:

Step by Step Instructions: To make your own color-blocked belt you will need, any type of glue, embroidery thread in the colors of your choosing, the belt you want to revamp, and scissors.
Start by deciding where you want the design to begin, I chose to start after the last hole because I still wanted the original belt to be visible.

I began by wrapping and tying the thread in place, add 2 more knots to make sure it’s secure and start wrapping the thread around, and around, and around until you are happy with the length. You can count the number of times you wrap each section so everything is exactly precise, or you can eyeball it like I did.
Once your happy with the length, cut the thread leaving  enough behind  for you to tie it in place. Start by loosening and lifting up the last thread wrapped, and loop the end of the string underneath and tighten. Then knot it 3 times so it’s secure.

Wrap the next color you want to use around the belt right next to the previous color and tie your knots.  We don’t want the different sections to separate but to act as a continuous thread so take the leftover end of your first thread, place it in between the next color, and knot it in place so everything is connected and won’t shift around. Continue wrapping the thread around the belt until you’re happy with the length and repeat the process over again. You can use whatever and as many colors as you like and create different patterns. Have fun with this project!

I made all the colored sections similar in length, and created only a small section of black, to break up the colors, add more dimension, and create a different pattern. All the colored sections are about 1-1/2” in size and the black is approx. ½”. My color pattern is Blue, pink, black, purple, then yellow, and I repeat it until the end. Once you finish the last section and color knot it a few times so it doesn't come undone. 

I wanted the start and finish of the thread to be symmetrical so I folded the belt and ended exactly across from where I started. A little tip is if you find that your thread frays out at the ends and makes it hard to knot take a tiny amount of glue and run it through the frayed pieces to stick them back together.

Next you want to cut the ends of the thread but first make sure all the knots are secure by pulling them tight. You can leave the belt as is and be done, but to make sure the knots are extra secure and will never come undone, take a bit of glue and dot it right over the knot so it bonds. You can use regular school glue, or crazy glue, and even a clear nail polish/topcoat will do the trick. Let your glue dry and you are ready to rock your revamped color-blocked belt this spring!

Check out the Studs-and-Pearls blog post:

Let me know what you think of this DIY, If you try it out please send me a picture =) If you were to do this project what color combination would you choose?

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika =)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Glam Bag!

Hello Lovlies!! I just received my March Glam Bag and I wanted to share what I got & my thoughts on the products =) The theme of this months bag is saying goodbye to winter's woes and repairing your skin and hair for a dewy spring. I want to be honest with you guys and always share my true opinions. The bag is filled with skincare and hair products & I was quite disappointed with this months product selection. I still think the value for what your getting is amazing but I signed up for MyGlam because it was supposed to be a makeup focused subscription service and the February and March glam bags did not meet my expectations. Sadly I don't think most of the products included will work for me =( I'm still debating whether to cancel my MyGlam subscription and try BirchBox (from the video's I watched the March BirchBox was amazing!!) or to give MyGlam another chance.

In my March Glam Bag I got:
-Pur-lisse Pur Protect SPF 30 Essential Daily Mositurzer (small sample sized packet)
-Murad Eye Lift Perfector (small sample sized packet)
-DermStore $25 gift card (if you spend $50 or more)
-Pur-lisse Pur Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher (full sized)
-Keracolor Color Enhancing Leave In Treatment (2 deluxe sample sized packets)
-MyGlam exclusive Classic Crease Brush & Case (Love this!)

Watch my March Glam Bag video here:

If you got your March Glam Bag let me know how you like it! If you tried BirchBox & MyGlam please let me know which you prefer =)

Thank you so much for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika =)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence Makeup! (April Glamour)


Hello Lovelies! Who's excited for the Hunger Games? I'm counting down the days till the movie hits theaters and I can't wait to see it =) As you all know Jennifer Lawrence plays the lead role of Katniss & I think she is perfect for the part! I picked up the April issue of Glamour magazine & fell in love with Jennifer's cover makeup (pictures above). I loved the combination of the smokey eye, with really sculpted/defined cheekbones, & a gorgeous peach lip! I couldn't resist doing a tutorial and recreating the look! 

Products Used:

-Mac Bare Study Paint Pot (shimmery champagne base)
-Urban Decay Naked Palette (Smog on lid, Smog+Darkhorse in crease, Virgin to highlight, Half Baked + Smog to blend & set lower lash-line liner)
-Wet n' Wild black gel eyeliner (line upper lash-line and wing it out)
-Mac Feline Kohl power pencil (line waterline & 3/4 of the lower lash-line)
-Buxom Mascara

-Benefit Hoola Bronzer (3B motion on face, take it down the neck, contour your cheekbones)
-Benefit High Beam (Highlight the highest point of the cheekbone for a nice glow)

-Mac Creme d' Nude (Nude)
-Revlon Siren (Orange)
Mix both shades to get a nice peach shade!

Sigma E55 (Shader brush)
Mac 217 (Blending/Crease brush)
Lowe Cornell 1/2 Maxine's Mop (Large Shader brush)
Sigma E65 (Angled liner brush)
Sigma EO5 (eyeliner brush)

Sigma F30 (Large Powder brush)
Confidential (small contouring brush, same as Mac 109)

Watch the Tutorial here:

Step by step tutorial:
Start by applying a base, the one I’m using is pretty shimmery beige that’s going to give our shadow something to adhere to. Apply it on the lid and blend it towards the brow and inner corner. The Naked Palette is perfect for this look. On a flat shader brush pick up the color Smog and using patting motions apply it to the eyelid.  With a fluffy blending brush mix Buck Smog and Darkhorse, look straight ahead, place the brush in the crease and start blending the color in using windshield wiping motions. You want the color to be in the crease and right above it as well. Jennifer’s eye shadow is winged out a bit so with the brush lightly drag the excess color up towards the end of your brow to get a cat eyed effect.  With a clean brush go over the crease and the edges to blend and soften the shadow, on the same brush take a light shimmery shade and highlight the brow bone and inner corner. Jennifer has thick liner application so I’m going to use a gel liner and with a angled brush create a medium sized line on the upper lash-line. You can make it as thin or as thick as you want depending on your eye shape, and finish by winging the liner out. As for the lower lash-line use a kohl eyeliner to draw a light line stopping ¾ way in, then apply it to the waterline.  With a small eyeliner brush smudge the color out dragging it towards the inner corner. Go back to the Naked palette and mix Half Baked and Smog on the brush, apply it over the liner to give it a softer look, a nice glow, and to set it so it stays on all day. Finish off the eyes with a layer of mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Instead of blush Jennifer has a very healthy bronzed complexion and very defined cheekbones. I’m going to add a bit of color to the face with a big powder brush applying it in a 3B motion because that is where the sun naturally hits, make sure to take it down the neck to get a seamless look. Switching over to a small contorting brush, make a fish face and place the color right under the cheekbones, starting next to the hairline and dragging it down. This is going to give the face more dimension and the appearance of higher cheekbones. We want the line to be noticeable in a good way so soften the edges by lightly blending over with the powder brush.  To get a nice glow I’m going to apply a liquid highlighter to the top of the cheekbones and blend it out using my fingers.

As for the lips Jennifer has a gorgeous peach color on, I don’t have one in my collection so I mixed two shades to get a similar color. First I applied a nude lipstick than mixed in a bit of orange. That completes the look.

I hope you all enjoyed the tutorial and post =) Let me know if your going to see the Hunger Games and what you think of this look!

Thank you so much for Reading, Watching, Following, & Subscribing =)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

KONY 2012

Please watch this powerful video and spread the word through Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler, YouTube, etc... Help the invisible children by bringing attention and awareness to this horror. Joseph Kony is one of the world's worst war criminals, forcing over 30,000 children to enter the war and become sex slaves. 2012 is the year to bring him to justice! #KONY2012 #STOPKONY

Watch the video here:

"KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for the international justice."

Thank you for Reading, Watching, & Supporting.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

GlamStar Tip #1 Rubber Band Trick!

Hey Guys! Today I have a quick tip that I wanted to share with you =) I always have a problem opening up my nail-polish bottles because some excess dried around the edges or my mascara for ex. because I just moisturized my hands and can't get a good grip! To prevent getting frustrated take a rubber-band and tightly wrap it around the lid/handle/top-that-you-twist-open. Once you have the rubber-band tightly on the product it should open normally and easily because of the increase in friction and because it provided you with a better grip on the sleek packaging! Let me know if you try this trick out and how it works for you! If you have any tips that you love share them in the comments =)

Watch the Rubber-Band trick video here:

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My Spring 2012 Nail-Polish Picks!

Hey Guys =) Spring is almost here and I am so excited for the warm weather, the fashion, & bright fun nail-polish colors! When I think of spring the word that comes to mind is BRIGHT and the easiest way to add color to your look is with a fun nail polish shade! This year NEONS are super in & as always PASTELS are perfect for the spring time =) So pick up a few pastel/neon shades and you will be set for Spring 2012! Today I am going to share the shades that I am so excited to start wearing 24/7 & I would love it if you would share your fave spring polish with me in the comments! This spring my nails will be wearing...

-Essie Mint Candy Apple (A perfect mint shade! One of my all time favorite polishes).
-Essie Turquoise & Caicos (A beautiful turquoise (Tiffany box) color! Love it).
-Revlon Dreamer (A pretty cool toned light blue)
-Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (A vibrant royal blue shade that will pop on your nails, stunning!)

- Zoya Malia (A true purple color! Not too blue, not too pink, just purple!)
-Jessie's Girl Fashion Friday (A great warm/ pink based purple!)
-Sinful Colors Dream On (A wonderful bright/neon raspberry color!)

Pinks, Oranges, Corals, Peaches!
-Rimmel London Sunset Orange (Orange is the color of 2012!)
-Rimmel London Posh Pink (A bright pretty pink!)
-Sally Hansen Coral Reef (A perfect blend of orange and pink, otherwise known as coral!)
-Jessie's Girl All Things Girly (A lovely peach shade!)

Nudes & Neutrals!
-Essie Topless & Barefoot (A stunning nude that elongates the fingers & looks elegant!)
-Orly Rage (A gorgeous metallic rose gold color!)
-Revlon Smoldering ( Metallic gunmetal base with purple-y pink/green duo-chrome! Adore it).

-Milani Gems (A rainbow glitter polish! Super fun!)

Watch my Spring Nail-Polish Picks video here:

I love spring & nail-polish so this was such a fun post! Let me know what your favorite shades are this spring!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!