Sephora Pro Lessons Palette Smoky Eyes: Smoky Brown Tutorial

Hello Beauties!! Recently I purchased this really cute Sephora Pro Lessons Palette in Smoky Eyes! I thought it was a perfect palette that offered two different smoky looks accompanied by a step by step tutorial on how to create both looks! The palette comes with a total of 6 Sephora collection eye shadows with a Sephora nano eye liner all for only $28. I love the price and know this palette is perfect for a beginner wanting to learn a smoky eye. So as a result, I was playing around with this palette and created a tutorial for all of my beauties here, twitter, facebook and my nhop76 youtube channel.

Enjoy!!

Tasha

The Look:

Products Used:

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Step by Step Tutorial:

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Tasha’a Beauty Haul: Spring Summer 2012

Hey beauties! I am so glad to be back blogging and sharing the beauty items I love to use with you all. As spring and summer approaches I love to switch up my beauty routine and update my color collection in order to prepare for the summer months. How about you? In my beauty haul video below you will see me talking about my new skincare routine and long with new foundations I will be trying out for the summer months. Here in Texas it gets hot so I had to find foundations that will stand up to the heat, so hopefully the items I chose will work well and I will let you know either way. In addition to the skincare and foundations it is quite hard for me to resist purchasing eye shadows, blushes and nail color too! So, I hope that you all enjoy this haul and if you come across somethings in this video you would like for me to review please leave me some feedback and let me know by leaving your comments below.

Sephora Skincare

Josie Maran

Makeup Forever & Smashbox

Sephora Collection

Sephora Collection Blushes

Nars & Urban Decay

Anastasia

MAC Cosmetics

China Glaze

  • China Glaze Magnetix Nail Laquer Magnets
  • China Glaze Magnetix Nail Lacquer: Drawn To You
  • China Glaze Magnetix Nail Lacquer: Attraction
  • Items found at Sally Beauty Supply Stores and SallyBeauty.com

Sally Hansen

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Summer Makeup: Poolside Eyes Tutorial

Hey beauties!! I am so excited to share with you all my first tutorial of the summer season!! This tutorial is inspired by all things summer pool parties, the beach and all things bright and fun! Summer is a great time to experiment with color and yet keep this look very wearable too. Below you will find a list a products I used in this video along with links too.

The Look:

 

Products Used

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Edgy emerald
  • Raving Beauty Cosmetics: Tropical Surf e/s (RavingBeautyCosmetics)
  • Raving Beauty Cosmetics: Caribbean e/s
  • Raving Beauty Cosmetics: Carbon
  • MAC: Brown Script e/s
  • MAC: Flip e/s
  • L’Oreal Liner Intense Liquid Liner: Black
  • Sephora Flashy Waterproof liner pencil: Flashy Black
  • Red Cherry Lashes #43 (madamemadeline.com)
  • Sephora Full Action Mascara
  • MAC: Mineralized Skinfinish Cream foundation NC44
  • MAC: Mineralized skinfinish Powder Medium Deep
  • Nars Cheeks Trio: Orgasm, Albatros, Laguna
  • Cover girl liner: Beloved
  • Revlon Colorburst Lipstick: Candy Pink
  • Sigma Brushes (sigmabeauty.com) Use Coupon Code “STAR2012” & save 10% off your purchase for the month of June 2012.
  • Halley’s Curls: Miami Relaxed Hair 14″ & 16″ bundles (halleyscurls.com)

 

Step By Step Video

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OneStyling.com: Crush Flat Iron Review

Today’s post will be all about hair tools since it has been a while since I talked about styling products for the hair! A month ago Onestyling.com sent me their Crush line of hair tools for review consideration such as the Crush 1 inch tourmaline flat iron along with a cute mini tourmaline flat iron.

Crush 1 inch Flat Iron:

 

Information according to Onestyling.com:

  • Wide temperature range (140°F to 450°F) ideal for all hair textures
  • Tourmaline technology provides maximum negative ionic output to lock in moisture and eliminate static and frizz
  • Gentle far infrared heat safely penetrates the hair follicle to minimize heat damage
  • Sleek ergonomic design for easy handling
  • Floating beveled plates allow for optimum styling control
  • Dual voltage makes it ideal for traveling*
  • Professional length swivel cord
  • Available plate sizes: 1″ only
  • Available in:  White/Green, Silver/White, Black/Blue and Raspberry/Silver

 

Crush Mini Flat Iron:

 

Information according to Onestyling.com:

  •  Professional ceramic heater with superior heat recovery and maximum temperature of 410°F
  •  Texture IQ™ system automatically calibrates heater based on hair texture
  •  Tourmaline technology provides maximum negative ionic output to lock in moisture and eliminate static and frizz
  •  Gentle far infrared heat safely penetrates the hair follicle to minimize heat damage
  •  Floating beveled plates allow for optimum styling control
  •  Dual voltage makes it ideal for traveling*
  • Available in: White/Green, Silver/White, Black/Blue and Raspberry/Silver

 

Now my thoughts on both styling tools? Ok. . . Let’s start with the pros and cons of the 1 inch flat iron.

Pros:

  • The flat iron heated up really fast and I need that because I love that snooze button on my alarm clock too much and when I get up late at times I can flat iron my hair in a snap.
  • The cord at the end of this iron swivels which is great! However, I do believe most flat irons has this capability.’
  • The iron is lightweight which means less pressure on my wrist and easy styling too.
  • I love the floating plates on the flat iron.
  • The  variety of heating options.
  • The cord length is perfect. Long enough to style at a distance.
  • Price is realistic at only $80.

Cons:

  • Wish is came with a cooling pad to store the flat iron in after styling with it.

 

Now for the pros and cons of the mini flat iron.

Pros:

  • Small and convenient to carry in your purse for touch ups.
  • Easy to flat iron baby hairs and short hair styles.
  • Floating plates like the big sister iron.
  • Cord length
  • Price is pretty affordable at $30

Cons:

  • Only one heating temperature
  • Cord does not swivel like the big sister iron

Overall, I really enjoyed testing both of these flat irons over the past few months and I truly feel that these flat irons are worth the price that company is selling them for. I also feel that both irons heat evenly and I did not have to worry about the iron over heating my hair and causing damage to them at all. If you are in the market for a new flat iron I would definitely recommend Onestyling.com.

 

Onestyling Crush Flat Iron Review

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Valentine’s Day: Pomegranate Punk Smoky Eyes

Happy Wednesday Beauties!! Today I am excited to share with you a beautiful smoky eye inspired by all of my Facebook diva’s. A few weeks ago I hauled a lot of the Maybelline Color Tattoo eye-shadows and I mentioned how I like the pomegranate punk shade. Many of you suggested it be used in a Valentine’s day look, and even one of you asked for me to create a smoky eye using pomegranate punk. So, with that shade I create just that a sexy pomegranate punk smoky eye look that will be beautiful and glammy for a fun date night out on Valentine’s day. I decided to also incorporate my wet n wild palette called “lust” with this look too! Yay, for drugstore eye-shadows!! I am impressed! I hope that you all enjoy this look and if you would like to see more look using more of the Maybelline color tattoo shadows leave your comment below.

 

Product used:

  • Urban Decay Primer potion
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye shadow: Pomegranate Punk  Shop for great savings on beauty at drugstore.com!
  • Wet-n-Wild Lust palette
  • Sephora Collection Flashy Black liner
  • Sephora Collection get liner: Must have
  • Sephora Collection Full Action Mascara
  • Red Cherry Lashes: 415 (madamemadeline.com)
  • Sephora Collection Foundation #35
  • MAC Mineralize skinfinish powder: Medium Deep
  • NARS Angelika blush
  • NYX pinky lip liner
  • NYX lip smacking lip color: Flower

 

Valentine’s Day tutorial

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First Beauty Haul of 2012: Drugstore.com, Sephora & MAC

Hey beauties, welcome back! Guess what? It is haul time and it is my first haul of the year too! If you are a fan of the beauty chameleon facebook page then you already now I been having  fun with my holiday money and some of my own Moolah too! I decided to venture out and get some things from drugstore.com, Sephora & Mac cosmetics too! Here are a list of things I purchased and if you would like to see a review of the things mentioned in my video below please leave your comments below!

My Haul list:

  • Carol’s Daughter Monoi repairing Shampoo
  • Carol’s Daughter Monoi repairing Conditioner
  • Carol’s Daughter Macadamia finishing shine mist
  • Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret 1oz
  • Sephora by OPI Flurry Up top coat
  • Sephora by OPI Only gold for me top coat
  • Wet-n-Wild Color Icon palette in Lust Desir
  • Wet-n-Wild Color Icon palette in Vanity
  • Revlon Colorburst lipstick Candy Pink
  • Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Petal
  • IMAN Luxury Blushing Powder, Sable
  • IMAN Luxury Blushing Powder, Peace
  • Voluminous False lash mascara waterproof: Blackest Black
  • MAC Mineralize skinfinish natural: Medium Deep
  • MAC Mineralize foundation SPF 15 cream: NC42

Beauty Haul 2012 Video:

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New Sensa Journey Take 2: Month 1 Results

Happy New Year!! I hope that you all had a great holiday season and are ready to take on the year of 2012 with a bang! As many of you know I decided to get back on Sensa Weight Loss System after thanksgiving with a start weight of 190lbs (I am 5’8″ tall). It was fun getting started with the sensa and also trying the vitamins, quenches and the chews. With working retail management sometimes my meals we stretched out a lot, so the Sensa chews and the quenches were a God send. They helped curb my appetite so I wouldn’t over eat when it was time time. My only challenge for me in getting enough water in for the day which is something that I will continue to work on in the New Year of 2012. I need to keep the work permanently attached to my hip, lol.

Many of you may ask did I exercise and my answer will be minimally. I take martial arts 2-3 times a week which helped me maintain my weight and lose a little while using the sensa. However, I do feel that if I worked out more like I used to I would have lost more weight. You may wonder, what type of exercise do I do? While, I really enjoy cardio workouts like step aerobics, kick boxing, and jogging therefore I need to get my mind ready to do that along with weight lifting too. By doing  all of that it will help me build lean muscle which in the long run helps the body burn more fat which equal loss of inches and loss of weight. So all in all that will be a goal for me in this new year. My struggle is running to the coach when I get home from work, or to the computer to Facebook or YouTube, so I will have to minimize that in the new year or plan out my day where my exercise is complete in the morning and maintain control over eating at night time when I am not hungry. Do any of you struggle with that? I work retail management and my hours are so irregular that it is a challenge

I have to say the first 3 weeks were easy for me until Christmas came along. With all of the holiday eating came a stop in my weight loss too! I did not keep my control with the portions or kept hydrated with water so my weight loss stopped during week 4. (0lbs lost) I am retaining like crazy!! Did any of you experience that during the holidays? Sometimes the holidays are tough, but I will not beat myself up. I know what I need to do in order to gain control which means back to the healthy eating, exercising and drinking mega amounts of water.

You all may be wondering what type of foods did I eat? Did I prepare all of my meals from scratch? No way! I am too busy for that. With working full-time, busy mom, wife and taekwondo student and mom some day it is impossible to prepare everything. So some days I will prepare foods for my family and take left overs to work and on other days I will make fast easy meals or lean cuisine it too! It just works for me and avoids less stress too. So, I guess if you are in the same boat as I am you will have to experiment on what foods you like and make that a staple item in order for you to have success. I also came across some great healthy recipes from some cookbooks I picked up too! My meal sample meal:

Breakfast ideas:

  • Vanilla Yogurt parfait (my fav)
  • Instant  oatmeal with bananas with orange juice
  • Breakfast Tacos with egg whites with fruit
Lunches:
  • Lean Cuisines (fast for convenience)
  • Salad
  • Tuna Salad with veggies
  • Turkey Sandwich with Veggies
Dinner:
  • Catfish with veggies
  • Orange chicken with rice
  • Lean Cuisines (when working)

My results for month 1 are a total of 5lbs losts which brings me to a weight of 185. My measurements are as follows:

Bust: 38″ (same, no change)

Waist: 34.25″ (lost -.75″)

Hips: 44″

I am excited about the weight loss and I can not weight to see what month 2 brings me too! My goal is to lose 10 pounds this 2 month with the new goals I have into place. Also at the end of month 2 my goal is to have progress pictures ready to share with you all too. Until post you all be well and healthy and again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Hugs,

Tasha 🙂

My Sensa Update: Month 1 Results

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Beauty Chameleon’s Beauty Favorites of 2011

Happy New Year to all of my beauties out there! I hope that you had a great time bringing it in and ready to start of fresh with new goals and dreams in this new year. I could not begin the new year without sharing with you all my favorites from 2011. These are products I reached for the most and a lot a products I used in a lot of my youtube tutorials that you have seen last year. I like to share these type of videos because I know that there is a lot of you that enjoy them and use them as beauty guides for your very own beauty collection as well. I caution you my beauty favorites video is very long because I just had too many favorites!! Anyway below I will list what my favorites are and if you like share with me what your favorites were by leaving a comment below.

Skincare Favorites:

  • Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser
  • Boscia Vital Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer
  • Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30
  • Lush Saltana of Soap (LOVE IT!!)

Hair Products:

  • Halley’s Curls Virgin Malaysian Remy Hair
  • Oscar Blandi Restyling mist

Foundation:

  • Makeup Forever HD Foundation (#173)
  • NARS Sheer Glow foundation (cadiz)
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer

Eye  Products:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Sugar Pill Burning Heart Palette (sugarpillshop.com)
  • Sugar Pill Bulletproof eye shadow
  • Lo’real Liner Intense liquid liner
  • D.J.V. Beautinizer Mascara

Lashes:

Brushes:

Cheeks:

  • NARS casino bronzer
  • NARS Cheeks Trio featuring Orgasm/Albatros/Laguna Bronzer
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes: Tispy & Blushing Bride

Lips:

  • Makeup Forever #11
  • Makeup Forever Moulin Rouge
  • Makeup Forever D8 lab shine lipgloss
  • Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lip color: Savvy

Nails:

  • Sephora By OPI’s metro chic
  • Sephora By OPI’s Under my trench coat
  • Sephora BY OPI’s Spark-tacular
  • Seohora By OPI’s Queen of everything

Fragrance:

  • Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy

 

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Beauty Favorites of 2011

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New Years 2011 Makeup: Glittery Silver & Poison Plum Eyes

Hey Beauties!! I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and got everything you hoped and dreamed of for Christmas. I know my son was on cloud nine playing with his new toys and games all day long. Mr. Chameleon (hubby) had a great time with his gifts and looking forward to after christmas shopping with me! I got some fun clothing to wear in the new year, of course makeup gifts cards, Louis Vuitton Cosmetic pouch and more! So I am excited too on top of having the joy of being with my family and friends this holiday season.

Now. .  New Years Eve is right around the corner and I decided to create a fun and colorful bling bling look to help give you all ideas for your New years eye look! I used some gemstones from michaels arts and crafts and a lot of glitter!! I hope that you all enjoy it and also have a fabulous time ringing in the new year too!

Happy Holidays to you all!

Natasha 🙂

 

 

Products used in tutorial:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Creme De Violet e/s
  • Sugar Pill cosmetics Poison Plum e/s (sugarpillshop.com)
  • Sugar Pill Bulletproof e/s
  • MAC orb e/s
  • OCC Ironic color concentrate
  • NYX silver glitter on the go
  • LA splash Primer
  • Lo’real Liner intense liquid liner
  • Red Cherry Lash #218 (madamemadeline.com)
  • Gem Stones Michael Arts and Crafts
  • Duo Lash Adhesive
  • Tarte Blushing Bride Blush
  • NYX Dark brown lip liner
  • NARS Laguna bronzer
  • MAC Angel Lipstick

 

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New Years 2011 Makeup: Glittery Silver tutorial

 

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Holiday Nails 2011: Spark-tacular Blinged Out Nails

Hey beauties!! First of all I would like to thank all of my divas that voted for this like on my facebook page! I few days ago I posted on facebook which look nail polish should I use with my Sephora by OPI nail color Spark-tacular glitter top coat. The options where:

  • OPI’s You Rock-Apulco Red
  • Sephora by Opi’s Teal We meet again
  • Sephora by Opi’s Queen of everything (silver)
  • Sephora by Opi’s Never Enough Shoes (black)

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After all of the votes came in the winner shade was Sephora By OPI’s queen of everything nail polish!! Thanks again to everyone that participated in the color selection. As a result, I created this simple look that can be easily created to wear to your Christmas gatherings or you can even rock this look for bringing in the New Year of 2012!! Aren’t you excited about the new year? I am and I can not wait to get this started!!

 

Here is the look:

 

 

Holiday Nails 2011: Spark-tacular Blinged Out Nails tutorial

 

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