Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Top 5 Pink Lip Products

As most people are aware, I love pink lip products because they bring such a fresh look to someone's face.  It helps to brighten complexions, accentuate a smile, anything.  Sometimes these products can do double duty as a lop product and a blush (when in a hurry).  So here are my top five pink lip products, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July Favorites

Time for monthly favorites, even though I haven't done one in quite a while. So let's get started, shall we?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Top 5 Red Lip Products

Hello, friends! I hope you are having a safe and happy summer (if it is summer where you live).  The best thing about warm weather is that you can get away with wearing a bright lip.  Today, I'm going to share with you what my top five favorite red lip products are.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

All of the lip products!

Today I went through all of my lip products, and I want to show you my collection.  Now, before I get some nasty comments, I do use all of these products and I rotate them in my case daily so each one gets equal love.
To start I figured I would use the thing that I have the smallest amount of- lip stains, lip/cheek stains.  One is the popular Posie Tint by Benefit, which I absolutely love. Then this Stainiac lip stain, it's a pretty color but I haven't figured out how to wear it so it's complimentary to my skin tone.

Target and Ulta combined Haul!

 Today's blog is about the thing I love the most about blogging- trying new things or trying things that people swear by and use everyday.  So before we get to the haulin', here's a picture of Henry because he is with me every waking moment I'm at home.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FOTD- Marvel's Hawkeye

If anyone knows anything about me, it's that Hawkeye is my all time favorite superhero so it seemed only appropriate to end my Marvel looks with my favorite character.  I had some fun with the arrows, and drew them in with my eyeliner.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Inspired Look: Black Widow

This picture is just to show what I look like without makeup, so you can see some differences in the posts where I am wearing makeup.  Once again, today's look is another Marvel inspired style.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Inspired: Captain America

The look I did today was patriotic, red, white, and blue, and very Captain America.  I used colors from my BH Cosmetics 2nd Edition 120 color palette.
 Now, you could do it straight across like I did or you can do it up and down.  I also used my NYX glitter liner, which is a silvery white, and lined my upper lids with it.  I then took my NYX gold liquid eyeliner and put a star in the upper outside corner of each eye.  I know this sounds like a lot of makeup and a bit daunting but it's all about having fun.  That's the basis of this blog too, to have fun, try out some new things, and meet new friends- just like things such as Comic Con.
From the Espionage collection, you could use Frell! as the white-color, for the blue you could use Knight's Watch, and for the red you could use Reaver Red.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inspired look- The Hulk

Hiya folks, another nerdy related post here #noshame.  I am in full geek out mode because of all of the Marvel movies coming out over the next couple months and with Doctor Who coming back on August 23, I'm in nerd nirvana.  Today's look is inspired by Dr. Banner aka The Hulk.  But first let me show you the base to my face

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I Am Iron *Woman*

With San Diego Comic Con coming up in the following week, I've decided to open this blog up to my nerd side and allow it to bleed through into my makeup.  For today's look, I used Iron Man as my inspiration.
 For my base I used my favorite drugstore foundation, the Revlon Photo Ready liquid foundation in 01 Ivory but I based that with the Revlon Photo Ready perfecting primer.  I used my beauty blender to splotch it around my face and then I used the Real Techniques buffing brush to blend it all into my skin and make it even.

Monday, July 14, 2014

FOTD: A Time to Celebrate

Today was a special occasion because my best guy friend got accepted to a four year college, so my parents and I took him out to dinner to celebrate the great news of his graduation from a JC and the acceptance into a four year college.  Since this was such a big moment in his life, I did my makeup all nice and proper and that is what I wish to share with you today.

Palette's Galore!

I have always talked about the palette's I use, but I've never showed you just how many palettes I own.  Now, I'm sure this is nothing compared to bigger bloggers who have a whole ton of palettes but I'm getting there.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag


     1.  Name a beauty regime that you rarely do? Detox
2 2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly? Yes
   3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish? Forever, well not forever, but for a good amount of time.
4 4.  How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it? It truly depends on how often I use said product in my every day life.  My matte powder it would be replaced immediately but a black eyeliner? I have a few of those, so I'd be fine.
5 5. What is your worst beauty habit? Clearing up zits (eww)
6 6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time? Cleaning my room
7 7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute? No way!
8 8. Can you commit to spending bans? Yes, I actually did one earlier this year.

9 9. How organized is your make-up and nail polish collections? My makeup is stored in muji-esque style compartments and my nail polish is stored in a box.
  What are some of your answers to these questions? XOXO

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Get to Know Me: The Beauty Blogger Tag

 A good way to start the Get to Know Me tag is with pictures, don't you think? Alrighty, on to the questions!
1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight? Straight
2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon? Both
3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it? Usually it's pulled back in pigtails or has a headband/ barrette in it.
4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon? I do my own but every once in a while I will treat myself to a salon.
5. How often do you change your nail polish? At least once a week
6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer? Being from Cali, I do a toe polish all year round.
7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup? For a simple five product face, less than five minutes but for a full face it can take twenty or more minutes
8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?  Face                         
9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it? I collect it, I definitely have products that I don't necessarily need but I use everything I own.
10. How often do you wear false eyelashes? To big events, parties, and on the stage.
11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday? No
12. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family? No
13. Will you leave the house without makeup? I don't.  I always put on a BB or CC Cream, mascara, and lipstick.
14. How many high-end products do you have? A lot, I don't know the exact number.
15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you're getting dressed? I decide when I'm getting dressed.
16. How often do you change your handbag? Rarely
17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep? I wake up anytime between 8AM and 11AM, and I go to bed sometime after midnight.
18. How often or when do you workout? At least three times a week.
19. Left handed or right handed? Right handed
20. How tall are you? 4'9"
21. Do you speak any foreign languages? Spanish
22. How many pets do you have? One, a cock-a-poo named Henry
23. How often are you on Blogger?  Multiple times during the day.
24. Do you read comments posted on blogs? Often
25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts? Yes
26. How did you come up with your blog name? I wanted something that was creative and unique and so I went with Canvas of a Face because the face is a makeup lovers canvas.
27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs? Canon SX160 IS
28. How often do you clean your house? Once or twice every couple of weeks
29. What's your favorite color? Cerulean blue, Tardis blue, and hot pink
30. Do you swear? Yes
31. What are you doing with the rest of your day? I don't really know, actually.  Probably blogging some more.
If you've done this tag or are going to do it, link it down below and I will be sure to check it out! XOXO


The Lipstick Tag

As I was perusing the beauty blogs, looking for new ones to follow, and I saw this tag on one of the blogs and so I decided to do it.  Let's get to the questions, shall we?

Keep your nails healthy

I have notoriously bad nail beds, and so I finally started doing something about it.  I'm going to share with you my daily regime to help strengthen my nails and keep them healthy, besides just taking Biotin.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain: Review

I love Revlon products, because they always have a great range of lip colors and they hold my favorite drugstore brand foundation.  The last time I went into the drugstore these beauties were on sale for buy one get one half off, and I have been wanting to try them since they came out, so I figured why in the world not?

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: Review!

I'm 21 and still have a problem with acne and it's annoying.  Yet, this guy right here clears my breakouts up in a couple days without being irritating or stinging.  I'm so excited to share this product with you!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hard Candy CC Cream: Review

For the last few months I've been trying to find the right BB or CC Cream that would finally match my skin tone.  Well, I finally did it, you can no longer tell that I'm wearing *basically* a tinted moisturizer.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lush bath fizz in Butterball: Review

On my twenty-first birthday, I went to Universal Studios to celebrate and then we hit City Walk.  They have a great little Lush store there, so for my birthday I treated myself to a little splurge on some new loves and some old loves.  The bath fizz I tried out the other night was Butterball for $4.95, you can also find it on their website here.  This is described as a bath bomb with a vanilla scent that will leave your skin smoother and softer.  I don't know so much about the vanilla scent, I frankly didn't smell anything and was pretty disappointed in that aspect BUT the smooth and softer skin it lived up to.  I couldn't stop feeling my arms or legs because they felt so soft!  Maybe it was my head just being stuffy but I didn't smell any of the promised Vanilla scent and I love Vanilla almost as much as I love Lavender and Sandalwood. At first people think that is a weird combination but let me explain.  Lavender has always had a calming affect on me and I can never get enough of it and as for Sandalwood, the smell reminds me of the scene shop and the long hours spent there and it takes me to a good place when I'm feeling lonely or frustrated.  What are some of your favorite scents? XOXO

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter: Review!

Hello, lovelies! I hope you are all having a great week.  Today I am reviewing another Soap and Glory product, which you can find at most Sephora's in the United States.  The only sad thing is that it isn't the whole product range of the brand, but they keep adding new stuff every year so maybe we'll get there sooner rather than later.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Ulta Haul

I love makeup stores (gee, really?) and when I went into Ulta today my friend EV was surprised how everyone knew me and knew my name. I frequently go in when I'm in the Colonies, so the entire staff knows who I am. Today I treated myself to a haul, which I hadn't done in a while, and I had some graduation money I was wanting to spend.  Don't worry, I didn't spend it all in Ulta, I also got some things for my new dog, Henry.  That's enough rambling, onto the haul!
 Firstly, readers, say hello to Heny,the newest member of our family.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

June Birchbox opening

 A couple months ago I canceled my Birchbox subscription to help me save money to buy a car.  Well, I missed this terribly so for my birthday my Aunt and Uncle got me a year's subscription to the box and I'm so ecstatic about it! Here's what came in my June Box:

Along with my first box also came a lovely makeup case by Cynthia Rowley.  This is great because all of my other bags are in use.  Now to what came in the box:
1. Cynthia Rowley Beauty Black Eyeliner (full size $16)
2. Evologie Stay Clear Facial Cleanser (full size $32)
3. Number 4 Hair super comb and protect (full size $32)
4. Supergoop Anti Aging city sunscreen SPF 30 (full size $42)
5. Harnek and Sons Fine Teas  (full size $9.60)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Revlon Shimmer Brick in Rose Gold: Review

I've read countless reviews about the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks so I was completely ecstatic when Revlon came out with their own version.  There are three color variations available for pick up, and I chose Rose Gold.  I'm really pleased with this product because I personally think that it lives up to the hype.  It provides  nice subtle highlight and color to your cheeks at the same time. The pigmentation is pretty great too. The only downside is the $10+ dollar price tag.