Color Of The Year 2014: Radiant Orchid Tutorial

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Well hello team chameleon!! Finally I decided to create my very first tutorial of 2014!! It has been a long while since I filmed and edited a video, so I warn you this video will be loooooooong (18min), however it is a very detailed, instructional and fun!! If you have ready my previous post on my blog called, “Pantone’s New Color of the Year for 2014 is…” I talked about how excited I was for the new color, ready to shop for fashion and beauty items, and even search my own collection to see what I can find! Well… I did just that…I shopped my collection for some radiant orchid inspired colored beauty items and this is what I found! I was surprised to find these treasures!!

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List of products:

Other Items Used in Tutorial:

It was so much fun to shop my current makeup collection even though I may end up purchasing something from the Sephora/Pantone collection when it launches of course!! How about you? Did you search your collection yet to see what you currently own? If so share!! Also if you make videos create a video response so I can see your look or products your are going to rock the radiant orchid trend in 2014. Until then, enjoy my tutorial!!

Step by Step Tutorial

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Dry Lips?? Here Are 3 Quick Beauty Remedies

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Have the cold winter days of the season put a beating on your luscious lips? I know at times the weather can be brutal on our lips and can make wearing lipstick and lipgloss on dry cracked lips look horrible! Well… today let’s raise our beauty wands and sly the cold brutal days of winter with some quick beauty remedies that will instantly cure those dry and chapped lips for good!!

1. H2O

That’s right drinking at least 64oz of water a day can increase hydration to our bodies inside and out. Research has shown that over consumption of sodas, alcohol, and caffeinated drinks can cause dehydration. As a result the skin and other parts of the body can look dry and dull. So think about those kissers! Now… if you are one that have a hard time drinking water try adding your favorite fruits to you h2o! I am so loving the water bottles with the filters for chopped fruit!! My favorite fruits to add to my water bottle are: strawberry & lemon and Kiwi & Strawberry! It’s yummy and makes me want to drink more of it! Plus it is better than using the flavored powder flavorings that contain the aspartame.

2. Exfoliate

If you are like, yay..my lips are already flaky, so what’s next? Try seeking out a great lip scrub! My personal favorite like scrub is Fresh Sugar Lip Polish $22.50! The amazing lip polish if formulated with real brown sugar crystals to gently buff away dry flakes. It also nourishes the lips with the oils of meadowfoam seed, jojoba seed, and grapeseed while shea butter provides long-lasting moisture. After using this treatment my lips are so soft and ready for sealing with my favorite lip balm.

3. Moisturize

Once you have scrubbed away the dry flaky skin is time to moisturize and seal your lets! Now, you may ask me what is your favorite lip balm I have too many for different reason. So… Below you will see my favorites and I will give you a list of great drugstore options and high end options too! For drugstore favorites I love Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 20 Sunscreen, Peppermint, $3.99. This one glides on smooth without the sticky texture and the price point is awesome!! My other favorite drugstore product are the eos Smooth Lip Balm Sphere, Strawberry Sorbet, $3.29 and Melon. The packing is soooo cute!! Did I buy it for the packaging? Hummmm… Who cares! They feel great and they are affordable, lol.

My high end selection is the Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment Translucent $25! It feels like water to my lips leaving them silky smooth. According to Sephora this treatment is is fortified with a high concentration of ultra-nourishing, age-delaying ingredients, including Hyaluronic Spheres, that penetrate the skin to fill in wrinkles and plump the lips, and sea fennel..Will I spend that amount again.. I will have to think about that unless I am just feeling too fabulous during repurchase, lol. All in all the key is to ensure use the balms in the morning and at night to ensure you lips will stay nourished!!

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The Best Way To Extend the Use of Your Masks

Have your just recently purchased your favorite treatment mask and wondered to yourself, “how can I make this product last longer in order to stretch your valuable dollar?” I have on many occasions! Many women and men purchase masks and use way to much product on one single application as a result your dollar per use is extremely expensive, right? Well.. I am going to share with you a great tip you can use in order to get the most out of your expensive mask or any mask you use in order to save you some one!!

A long while ago I got a simple from Sephora of the GLAMGLOW Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask and tested it out at home. What intrigued me to try this mask out is the fact that it claimed to following to the skin:

  • Leave the skin noticeably radiant and glowing
  • It activates moisturizing collagen synthesis
  • provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation
  • Helps to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer.
  • While providing tighter skin texture and tighter pores, it provides a more youthful appearance and absorbs impurities without removing natural oils.

After reading that and seeing the reviews I had to sample this out! After one use I was impressed! My skin was so soft and smooth to the touch, radiant and the nastiness from my pores cleaned!! So I was convinced that I needed to have this in my skincare regimen. However, when I saw the price of $69….I was like OMG $69??? But… I need it! So I thought to my self humm.. If I apply this differently then my normal heavy handed way of digging my fingers into the jar and grabbing enough product for three faces for one single use…(Yes, I am guilty of doing that too) and use a different method of application I can stretch this expensive yet wonderful product much longer than 1 month due to my heavy handedness.

Thought… think about your last visit to have a facial completed at a day spa? When the esthetician apply a mask to your face he/she applied it on with a foundation like brush, right? They application was smooth and easily with that brush right? So why can we take that same method and use it at home with our own foundation brush? Tonight I just used that method using my foundation brush and let me tell you the product went on smoother, even and not over applied. As a result, I will be able to stretch my $69 dollar mask  2-3 months verses 1 month of use. This will also break down my price per usage to $2.88/use vs. $8.63/use.  If you don’t have a foundation brush you can find many vegan friendly brush such as: SEPHORA COLLECTION Classic Foundation Brush #47, $25, Eco Tools Foundation Brush,$7.99, Sigma Beauty F60 Foundation Brush, $16 right at your finger tips.

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So now when you complete your next at home mask treatment use this tip and I guarantee you the experience will be nice and your product will last much longer before you have to bite the bullet and purchase it again. I you would like to see a full review of the mask I mentioned in this post please leave me some below.

Until next time have a fabulous skincare day!

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Marc Jacobs to Launch a Beauty Line in Sephora!

Hey beauties! A fellow beauty shared on my beautychameleon youtube channel that Marc Jacobs will be launch a full beauty line in Sephora this coming August! So you know I had to immediately hop over to Huffington Post to see what the details include, right?? Now… I personally love his handbags and fragrances and now beauty? What do you all think about that?  The line is to include a full line of complexion, shadows, concealers, lips and much more price from $24-$29!!

Would you purchase some of the products? I just pray they have shades that works for all skintones from light to deepest deep, so that we all get a fair play on the line. If you know more details please leave comments below and share!! Until next time have a fabulous day!!

xoxo

Tasha

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Illamasqua’s Nail Varnish: Nomad

If you haven’t seen my previous post “Obsessed: Illamasqua’s Nail Varnishes for Spring” you all know that I am currently obsessed with Illamasqua’s Nail Varnishes!! Well, from that post I decided to play around with one of the new shades from my spring/summer nail polish haul called Nomad. This color is described as a bright jade with a glossy finish which is true!

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Pros:

  • True to color with I high shiny finish.
  • Only require two coats to achieve a color intensity.
  • .5 fl oz. of polish

Cons:

  • The price is $17 per bottle, so kind of pricey and worth it!!
  • The square top can make it difficult to polish if you are used to polishing your nails with a skinny or cylinder top.

Have any of you tried any Illamsqua’s nail varnishes? What are you favorite shades?? Likes or dislikes? Please share by leaving your comments below. And….if you would like for me to film a video review on my  youtube channel please let me know! Until next time have a great day!!

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Fashion: 10 Different Ways to Wear Emerald

Have you ever wanted to wear the latest color trend Emerald, however you are too afraid that you will end up looking like the incredible hulk sporting that trend? Well today I am going to share with you 10 different ways you can wear Emerald and look fabulous. The first thing you will want to remember is when wearing a statement color try breaking up the color up into statement pieces in your current wardrobe! For example:

Wearing Emerald Trend Through Makeup:

  1. Light up your beautiful eyes with SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Eyeliner in Emerald. Adding a simple pop of emerald to the lash line is a  great way to turn your everyday neutral eye into a trendsetting look.
  2. If you are bold and love to play with color on your eyes then turn up the volume with SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Color Theory Shadow Block – Elemental Emerald Shimmer, Appleblossom, Camel. I personally love this palette and own it! If you would like to see a tutorial on my youtube channel please leave your feedback by commenting to this blog post below.
  3. If you are not one to rock eye shadows you can also wear this trend on your nails and toes. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Rampage will look so cute and chic! I also have this one…Lately I am obsessed with Ilamasqua’s nail varnish, however that would be another blog post and youtube video in itself. If you would like to see swatches of this one let me know!

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Wearing Emerald through Clothing & Accessories:

  1. If you are the fashionista and must have an article of clothing to sport this trend try adding a beautiful blazer like the Olivia Moon Linen Jacket shown above. This really takes the outfit from cute to fabulous in seconds!
  2. Are you shoe obsessed! Look at these cute and feminine heels by Steven by Steve Madden called ‘Ravesh’. I would love to have these in my closet!! How about you?
  3. How about adding a classic shaped handbag by MICHAEL Michael Kors. The ‘Selma – Large’ Leather Satchel is gorgeous!!
  4. Wearing earrings in the trend color of the year is another great way of wearing the trend without going overboard. Try  Tory Burch’s Logo Stud Earrings. Don’t you just love Tory Burch??
  5. How about some arm candy with these cute Cara Crystal Friendship Bracelet in a Green Multi/Gold setting. I totally want to purchase a few of these myself. I love the look of these types of friendship bracelet accessorized with my Michael Kors watch.
  6. Now, if you love wearing different colored watches try the Fossil ‘Retro Traveler’ Crystal Bezel Bracelet Watch in green.
  7. Lastly, to keep the sun out of your eyes fashionable eyes have some fun with these cute MARC BY MARC JACOBS Oversized Retro Sunglasses.

I hope that you found some of these tips and ideas helpful.  If you would like to see more post like this one in the future or swatches of the nail polish and eye shadows from this post please leave me some feedback by leaving comments below!

Also, if you are a fashionista and already wear trends like this and would like to be featured in the post please send me your picture of you in your fabulous outfit or makeup look to beautychameleon@gmail.com. Until then have a fabulous day!

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Sephora: Chic Week 15% Off All Beauty for Beauty Insiders

Hey beauties! I just wanted to share with you all that Chic week with Sephora started today for VIB’s today!! What is chic week? Well this is the week where you can save 15% off all things beauty in store at SEPHORA & SEPHORA inside JCPenney and online. Are you are Sephora junkie like me and will be taking advantage of this event? If so, What are you going to buy? Here are a list of things I want:

Tasha’s Must Haves For Nails This Spring:

I am so craving spring colors for nails and at the moment I am obsessed with Illamasqua’s Nail Vanishes! The are amazing when it comes to color payoff and finish!! The colors I will get are:

Lips:

Skincare Must Haves:

 

Event Details:

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15% Off ALL BEAUTY for Beauty Insiders! Use code: CHIC

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Beauty Insiders: Start Friday April 12th through Sunday April 21st
VIB’s: Today April 11th through Monday April 22nd

 

 

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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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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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Holiday Makeup 2011: Christmas Inspired Eye Makeup

Hey beauties!! Here is the last Christmas inspired makeup look for you all! This is a fun colorful makeup look for those that love color and such! I hope that you all are safe and finalizing all of your Christmas shopping. I only I have one more gift to get and then it is time to wrap like crazy while my little man is sleeping, hee hee. Anyway, I hope that you all enjoy this look for now and stay tuned next week for a fun New Years Eve look that is glittery and fun!

Happy Holidays!!

Tasha 🙂

Product used in this tutorial:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Sugar Pill Love+ (Burning Heart Palette)
  • Mac Grain eyeshadow
  • Mac Femme Noir
  • Urban Decay Deluxe Palette (graffiti)
  • Nars Cheeks Trio
  • Tarte Blushing Bride Amazonion Clay Blush
  • NYX Crystal Red Lipgloss
  • Red Cherry Lashes #523 (MadameMadeline)
  • L’Oreal Liner Intense liquid liner
  • Lorac 3D Multiplex Mascara
  • Sigma Brushes (sigmabeauty.com)

 

Pictures

Christmas Inspired Makeup tutorial:

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