Valentine’s Day Makeup Series: Pink Candy Hearts Inspired Look

Hey beauties, Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Many people will be looking for the latest fragrance to wear or that perfect outfit to wear out with their love ones. Most makeupnistas out there will be on the hunt for a hot look to accessorize with their fabulous outfits chosen. Well, for you all I decided to start a series of Valentine’s day inspired looks from dramatic to to soft and sweet. To kick off the series is a fun bright hot pink look for those of you that love bright eyes using inexpensive makeup from coastal scents!! So, if you own the coastal scents palette get ready to whip it out and play. If you do not own I will post a like to the palette.

Products Used:

Smashbox photo finish lid primer
NYX Jumbo shadow pencil: Milk

Coastal Scents ® 42 Color Double Stack Shimmer Shadow & Blushand Coastal Scents ® 88 Color Makeup Palette

All Pinks and Matte pinks used
MAC Fluidline: Blacktrack

MAC: Pearl Matte powder (love it so much!!)

Smashbox O’ Gloss

Nails: Orly’s Basket case


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Beauty From The Earth Tutorial Look 1: Using Wildfire & Addicted

Here is a fun tutorial using some of the mineral shadows I showed in my review of Beauty From The Earth. I hope that you all enjoy this fun  use of red and oranges.

Products used:

Foundation: Mac Mineralized Satin Finish Foundation NC42
Powder: MAC MSF Medium Deep

Smashbox photo finish lid primer
BFTE (beauty from the earth) Wildfire & Addicted
Smashbox: Blackout shadow
LORAC: Star Quality eyeshadow
Liner: MAC fluidline in blacktrack
Lashes: Ardell 131
Mascara: Too Faced Pin point mascara in black

Stila covertable cheek color in Camelia
MAC Eversun beauty blush (Style warrior)
Contour: Sephora D50 translucent powder
Highlight: MAC mineralized skinfinish: Soft & Gentle

NYX lipgloss: crystal red




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Makeup Tutorial: Smokey Eye Look #2 (Using MAC Pigments)

Here is another look from my smokey eye series using MAC pigments this time. This is another way your can take a smokey eye look and add more color.

Products used:

  1. Smashbox Photo finish lid primer
  2. MAC: Sweet Sienna Loose pigment (Cosmetic Company Outlet aka CCO)
  3. MAC: Bell Bottom Blue Loose Pigment (CCO)
  4. Benefit Luster duster: Snow Bunny (sephora, Ulta,
  5. MAC: Soba Eyeshadow
  6. Smashbox: Blackout Eyeshadow
  7. MAC: Grain Eyeshadow
  8. MAC: Fluidline gel Liner: Blacktrack
  9. Lashes: Ardel Demi’s 120


  1. Cargo: Coral Beach


  1. NYX lipgloss: sweet heart






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Makeup Haul: NYX Cosmetics & Max Factor

Hey everyone! If you didn’t know already NYX cosmetics had an awesome sale online 50% off NYX cosmetics which was a great deal! I didn’t quite shop online through. . . I am such an instant gratification girl where I want to try products in person and if I like it I buy, right? hee hee Anyway, instead of shopping online I went to my local Ulta store! They also sell NYX too and they had buy 2 get 2 free sale which is basically the same thing so I was like, lets shop!!

I really did not need any more eyeshadow, I am not kidding I have plenty of shadows! However, I was lacking in the lip department. I needed more colors like pinks, corals, and browns lipsticks and glosses. So, I totally took advantage of the sale and stock up on lip colors and I also purchased a few more jumbo eyeshadow pencils too.

I have to say I love the pigmentation on NYX’s lipsticks. They are nice, creamy and smooth on the lips which was a plus in my eyes. I also loved the smell of NYX’s lip glosses too. The smell reminds of cherry kool-aid drink, just yummy and sweet! Another great thing I love about NYX cosmetics is the price point of the products! They will run you from $3.25 & Up which is awesome if you are on a budget and want great quality makeup! You can find NYX Cosmetics at:


Here are some of the goodies I decided to pick and share with you all. I love them so much and I can’t wait to wear them and also include them in some of my upcoming tutorials too!



Swatches & Color Names:


Colors: 105 gold, 104 sweet heart, 115 African Queen, 152 crystal red, 139 garnet, and 145 Salsa



Swatches & Color Names:


Colors: NYX black label lipstick: Pumpkin Pie & Cancun Pink, NYX lip smacking fun colors: medussa, apollo, twist & flower, Max Factor New Vivid color lipsticks in #68 & #52.

Lip Pencils


Swatches & Colors Names:


Colors: Auburn, Pinky, Natural & Purple

Eye Pencil & Jumbo pencils:


Swatches & Colors Names:


NYX  Jumbo eyeshadow pencils in Pots & Pats, NYX eyeliner in white, NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencil in Lemon.

Overall, I am so happy with the sale items I purchased and would reccommend anyone to try and use this cosmetic brand for sure. I swear some of the lip colors remind me of some of Sephora’s private label products, but for only half the price. Stay tuned, I will have a video up some of the review of this haul too.

Have a great weekend 🙂

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