Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's a giveaway, hooray!

Ok, I feel like I've been teasing you guys with this giveaway for weeks (on my Facebook page, I think I've mentioned it like 8 times) and the time has finally come! First things first, I want to review and tell you about the company through which I'm hosting this giveaway. 

I was contacted my Easy Canvas Prints a few weeks ago about doing a review and giveaway for my blog and after looking at their website and reading some of the things that other bloggers had to say, I decided to go ahead and partake. Easy Canvas offered me a free 8" x 10" print so that I could experience their service and see what their products are like. I am happy to report that their products are great!

I first thought that I would get something printed that was makeup related and I even went almost all the way through the ordering process with a pair of purple lips that I shot a few years ago. However, I changed my mind and decided to go with the photo you see above. I have two Charmaine Olivia prints that are in black and white and I just thought that this photo would go well with those prints color and aesthetic wise. 

The ordering process was incredibly easy and they have a virtual setup so that you can see what your print will look like. They have several different options for borders; I obviously went for the black border, but you can have the mirror the photo on the border or simply have the image wrap around the frame. I placed my order on the night of July 14th and it arrived at my door on July 25th, which I consider to be pretty fast for a customized product. 

I can attest that the canvas print is of high quality and they actually use a wood frame (whereas some people use plastic...), giving it a nice weight and professional look. The print came out looking exactly like it did on my computer and I am incredibly happy with it. 

So, here's the fun part! You can win one of these 8" x 10" canvas prints for yourself! All you need to do is enter your information into the box down below and your set; no facebook, twitter, vine, or whatever else necessary. This giveaway will run from today until August 7th, 2013 at 12 p.m. EST and is for residents of the US (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). 

May the odds be ever in your favor!

Enter the giveaway here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

photo to canvas

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wearable Orange : Tutorial

If you're like a lot of people, the idea of orange makeup is kind of terrifying. Probably because we've all seen that lady who decided that bright orange lipstick was her color and... it definitely wasn't (but props to this lady for rocking it and simultaneously making us terrified). However, when worn correctly, orange can be a really flattering shade. You'll have to put in the time to figure out what shade of orange works for you, but then you can rock it everywhere. Keep reading to see how I used it!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Beauty Box Roundup : July 2013

It's time again for the Beauty Box Roundup! I'm still subscribed to three different services; Birchbox, Ipsy, and's Mystery Beauty Box. Hit the jump to find out what I got this month!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation : Product Review

Since I am a huge Revlon loyalist when it comes to drugstore foundations, I decided that I needed to branch out and try some other brands. I decide to pick up three new foundations about two weeks ago and the Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free foundation stick is the first that I tested. To see what I thought about it, keep reading.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Metropolitan Eyes : Tutorial

I did a review of a Revlon Photoready eye shadow palette several months ago and after using it a few times, I kind of threw it to the side. While the shadows are really nice for Revlon (if you've ever used Revlon shadows, you know what I mean by this), but they didn't strike me as anything special. Well, I saw this palette a few days ago and decided to try it again. To get this look, keep reading!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Simple Skin Care : Product Reviews

A few months ago, I was provided from samples of Simple skin care items from Birchbox to review for the blog. Now that I've had an adequate amount of time with the products, I feel like I can give you my honest review on the three items that I received. To see what I think about Simple's line, keep reading.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sparkling Smoky Eyes : Tutorial

I love smoky eyes, but I don't particularly like using blacks or greys to achieve the look because I think that those two colors can be pretty harsh. I really love using dark browns and that's where this look originated. To make the look more fun, I added some glitter pigment from MAC. To find out how to get this look, keep reading!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks : Product Review

Cream eye color used to be something that I stayed away from because it always creased on me; every time, without fail, there was that lovely tell tale line across my eyelid. In recent years, cosmetics companies have really begun to perfect cream shadows and liners and have created formulas that, even without primer, do not crease at all. The Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks were something that I had heard about quite a bit on YouTube and knew that I had to pick up to try out. Keep reading to see what I thought about them!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Independence Day Look : Tutorial

Since tomorrow is July 4th, I thought it would be fun to do a look that is patriotic, but still fairly wearable. I don't think you would find me wearing this around every day, but this is definitely something that you can wear around without people giving you odd looks. Keep reading to see how to get this look!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Mary Kay Look : Vox Box

One of the wonderful programs that I am involved in is Influenster. If you don't know what Influenster is, it's a company that collects data on you (that you provide to them) and then they send out products for you to use and review. There is also a community on the site that has reviews of an endless number of products, anything from makeup to hiking gear. I qualified for the Mark Kay box and if you have any interest in the products above, keep reading.