Tuesday, July 28, 2015

You're the Top: Top 5 Perfumes

Another addition to the 'You're the Top' series, my top five perfumes at the moment.  These are my favorite perfumes at the moment. They range from roller balls to sprays.  As always, keep reading if this seems to peak your interest :)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks- REVIEW!

NYX has a brand new lip product out, and it's going to take the drugstore world by storm.  It's their brand new Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks.  They have a total of 12 shades ranging from nude to deep grey, with classic pinks and reds, and rebellious purples and mauves.  I was lucky enough to get my hands on my three favorite colors at BeautyCon LA so I've been testing them out for you so you can keep on reading and see what I think!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Rock Your Hair Leave-In Conditioner- REVIEW!

A few weeks ago when I was at Beauty Con LA, I came across an amazing booth and this booth was for the brand called Rock Your Hair by Michael O'Rourke.  The first thing that drew me in was the fact that he was doing hair styling and trimming while the Con was going on, I just found that absolutely fascinating and amazing.  To learn more about one of the products that I've bought that I've been testing, keep on reading! And don't forget:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

You're the Top: School Series- Top 5 Nail Polishes for School

We're back to the You're the Top series but this time, it's school themed and all about nails.  I have polishes for people who can wear bright colors and colors for people whose schools don't allow bright nail polish.  Don't fear, my dear girls/guys, you have options and I'm going to give you my top five! So let's begin.

Eyelash Curlers, Torture Chambers or Objects of Brilliance?

Earlier today I was asked by one of my friends what the best eyelash curlers are and that got me thinking, besides answering just her question why not also calm the nerves of those just entering into makeup and trying one of them for the first time?  They look like 'torture chambers' as my boyfriend calls them but they truly aren't.  They do require a bit of finesse but once you've got it down, you're golden. So let's get started with some of the best curlers out there and then I'll explain, to the best of my ability, on how to use them.  Shall we begin?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jamberry: Yay or Nay?

Jamberry: are they really worth the $15 each?  The answer, YES! But if you're still not trusting your trusty old blogger here, let me give you some reasons why and some pictures as to what it looks like.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

You're the Top series: Top 5 Hair Products

Hello Stars! Now, I'm not a very big hair person when it comes to styling but I do take care of my hair (or at least try to anyway) and I wanted to share some of my hair care products with you today.  To give you an idea as to what my hair is like; it is color treated majorly, damaged, mid length, a mix between fine and thick, and stick straight.  These products do not weigh my hair down and they don't make my hair look oily after one day.  Onto the in depth descriptions!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Top 10 Favorite Books (With a Bonus!)

Hey fellow beauty lovers! A post about books? They all must be about beauty right? WRONG. Not only am I an actor and a Makeup Artist, I'm a HUGE nerd and that's a good thing. So, to break up the monotony of the beauty posts, I wanted to share some of my favorite books with you- I hope you enjoy! XOXO

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Giveaway #1!

Be sure to go to my YouTube page for complete rules on how to enter! :)
I will be doing three seperate giveaways, one for this month, one for August, and one for September so be sure to check back often! Love you all and best of luck, XOXO
Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be YOU!

My Top 5 Lotions

Lotions can be a fickle thing, can't they? So I narrowed mine down to my top 5 for my "You're the Top" series.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Planner Life: Organization and Decoration

So, it happened, I am now the proud owner of an Erin Condren Life Planner.  Specifically the one with the saying "Believe You Can And You Will".  I was gifted that and a few Etsy giftcards for my birthday, so I figured what better way to jump in feet first than to do a post on my blog about it?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Studio 35 Beauty Detoxifying Mask: REVIEW

The other day while picking things up for my upcoming giveaway, I decided to pick myself up a mask and I was in Wallgreens so I got the Studio 35 Beauty Detoxifying Mask packet.  I liked that they had little packets of the masks so you could try them before deciding to by the whole bottle/container of the product.  The main ingredients in this mask were Lotus Flower and Ginseng, which I had never used on my face before- at least that I am aware of.  The mask itself went on very smoothly and had a very nice application.  Yet, unlike the other masks I use, this did not leave my skin feeling nice afterwards.  It didn't feel smoother, it didn't pull anything to the surface, I didn't see any difference at all which really disappointed me.  So I am glad that I tried the little packet sachet before getting the full product because it. Have you tried this mask? What did you think of it? XOXO

What are Primers?

I get asked this question a lot as a certified makeup artist, do I need a primer? What does it even do? How do I use it?  Well folks, I'm here to answer your questions and calm your fears about the magnificent world of primers, so let's get this party started!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

You're the Top Series: Top 5 Lush Products

Hi Stars! Welcome back to another insert into my new ongoing "You're the Top" series, which includes my top picks of- well- everything!  Today's post is about my top favorites from Lush.  If you don't know about the shop or have never heard of them click here and you'll be re-directed to their site and let the discovery begin.  And no, I am not sponsored by them- I just really totally LOVE their products!! I even bought their #GayisOK soap, which part of the proceeds go to campaign funds for Gay rights, you can find the soap here.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Beauty for Women of a Certain Age

Now before this post starts I am in no way calling anyone 'old', I see that as a compliment anyway but I understand how people take it wrong.  The images I used are from the internet of some of my 'older' heroines, being an actress myself, they are actresses.  Dame Judi Dench put it best:

Top 5 Series: Palettes (Video)

Here is my latest video from my YouTube Channel under the playlist "You're the Top".  I have decided I really like doing series so instead of doing a whole month with posts just dedicated to one series (i.e. June Jubilee, Makeup Mayhem, etc.) I'll be posting top 5's or 10's here and there through July and August so you can get to know what I love to reach for when either I'm in a rush or getting ready in the morning or afternoon or evening to go out.  If you like this video please be sure to click my YouTube link in this paragraph and subscribe! It would really mean the world to me if you were to be so moved to do so. These shadows range from high end prices to drugstore prices, so there is something in there for everyone.  I hope you enjoy this video! XOXO
Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be YOU!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ivation Curling Wand: First Time Review!!

 For my 22nd birthday, I really wanted a curling wand and I got one! My aunts and uncle are absolutely amazing.  This is the Ivation 3 in 1 Tourmaline curling wand.  The barrels snap on and off really easily but not so easily that it is unsteady or unsafe.  Keep reading to see what I thought of my first attempt at using a curling wand!