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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Raving Beauty Cosmetics: Fun Smoky Eyes For Eye Glasses Wearers

Good evening beauties!! As you all know I have been wearing my glasses for the past week because I decided to wait to the last minute to get my contact prescription renewed.  So, I was thinking why not create a fun daytime smoky look for all of my divas that wear glasses, right? So for my divas that wear glasses this tutorial is for you!

 

Products used in tutorial:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Raving Beauty Cosmetics: Folklore, Carbon, Peony Blush, and Cashmere Cream (ravingbeautycosmetics.ecrater.com)
  • Makeup Forever Aqua liner 0l (black)
  • Ardell Fashion lashes: Wispies (madamemadeline.com)
  • L’oreal intense liquid liner
  • Sephora Full Action Mascara
  • Iman Sable blush (contour) (drugstore.com)
  • Iman peace blush
  • OCC liptar Memento (occmakeup.com)
  • Nails: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

 

The Look:

 

 

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: Glittery Gold Eye Tutorial

Hey Beauties!! Lets bring on the holiday glitz with some glittery gold eyes to celebrate the season! This look will be perfect for those of you getting geared up for the next holiday party or even for New Years Eve too! I don’t know what glitter does to me, but it makes me feel all glammy and fabulous and I hope that you get that same feeling when you try this look for yourself.

Products Used:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Makeup Forever Aqua eye: OL (black)
  • Sugar Pill Cosmetics Bulletproof E/S
  • Sugar Pill Goldilux
  • NYX glitters to go: Gold
  • MAC grain E/S
  • Loreal Liquid liner
  • Red Cherry lashes #523 (madamemadeline.com)
  • MAC bronzer: Bronze
  • MAC  everysun beauty blush (style warriors collection)
  • Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing lip color: Savvy (LOVE IT!!)
  • NYX lip liner: Beige
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Pictures:

Holiday Makeup: Glittery Gold Eye Tutorial:

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Urban Decay Tutorial: Shattered Eyes

Hello my beauties!! Are you all ready for the holiday weekend? Trust me I am! My 35th birthday is tomorrow, I am on vacation and ready to have a great time! So my beauties are you ready for a makeup tutorial? Well. . .This tutorial is for my Urban Decay junkies out there. Get ready to break out your naked palettes and one of my favorite Urban Decay eye shadow singles called Shattered. Today I created a warm blue smoky eye that you can still wear out partying at your favorite club or this look is subtle enough to wear to work too if your job allows for a little fun with color.

Products Used:

  • Urban Decay Naked Palette (Sephora.com or ULTA Beauty)
  • Urban Decay Shattered Eye shadow (Sephora.com or ULTA Beauty)
  • MAC Handwritten Eyeshadow
  • Sugapill Bulletproof Eyeshadow (sugarpillshop.com)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide liner: Electric
  • Sigma Brushed (Sigmamakeup.com)
  • Red Cherry Lashes #523 (madamemadeline.com)
  • Loreal Liquid liner in black
  • Urban Decay Super Curl Mascara(Sephora.com)
  • Foundation: Makeup Forever HD foundation #173 (Sephora.com)
  • Makeup Forever HD powder
  • Makeup Forever Blush #52
  • Makeup Forever Artist Rouge Instense: #11
  • Makeup Forever Lab Shine gloss: D8
  • Nars Bronzer: Casino

Pictures

 

Step by Step Tutorial

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Sugarpill Cosmetics: Burning Heart Tutorial

Hey beauties!! I am back again to share with you all the tutorial of the makeup I wore in my Sugarpill Cosmetics makeup review video. If you have not seen my review video of Sugarpill click "here" to view my blog post and video. However, if you have seen the video and you are ready for some makeup tutorial action you are in the right stop and you do not have to wait any longer, Yay!! I hope that you enjoy this fun dramatic video using the Burning Heart palette from Sugarpill Cosmetics as much as I did. Anyway, I will not chat any longer so that you can get ready to have some fun and hopefully recreate this look with the products you have at home. If you recreate this look take a picture and post it on my facebook page which is facebook.com/beautychameleon so that everyone can see your beautiful work!!

The Look For: Burning Heart Tutorial

Products Used In The Burning Heart Tutorial

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette (Poison Plum, Flamepoint and Love +
  • Sugarpill Bulletproof pressed eye shadow
  • Sugarpill loose eye shadow in Goldilux
  • MAC orb eyeshadow for Highlight
  • Revlon Color Stay liquid liner
  • Urban
  • Buxom Lashliner: Leatherette
  • D.J.V volume mascara
  • NARS Casino bronzer
  • Cargo Bronzer: Coral Beach
  • NYX Lipgloss: Crystal Red
  • Nails: Orly Gumdrop (Love this color!!)
  • Brushes: Sigma Make Me Crazy Set (Sigma Makeup)
  • Lashes Red Cherry #107 (Madamemadeline.com)

All products listed other than Sugarpill, Red Cherry and Sigma Brushes can be found at either Sephora or Ulta . Click the links provided to check things out online to shop.

 

Step By Step Tutorial

 

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Urban Decay Book Of Shadows 3: Smokey Green Tutorial

Yay beauties!! It is time for some Urban Decay Book of Shadows 3 tutorials!! In this tutorial I decided to create a look that is bold and smokey for you dramatic divas out there. This look is perfect for the night out on the town or yet, for those fun holiday parties you will be attending this season.

Products used in this tutorial:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NYX Jumbo pencil: Milk
  • Urban Decay Book of Shadows 3: Uzi, Kush, Loaded, Perversion, and Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
  • Wet n Wild Black gel liner
  • Sonia Kashuk Full Glam Lashes
  • Foundation: Makeup Forever HD 173
  • MAC mineralized skinfinish Medium Deep
  • NARS: Casino Bronzer
  • MAC mineralized blush fa-dab-ulous
  • Lips: Buxom lip balm copa Cabana

Pictures:

 

  

 

 

Step By Step Tutorial:

 

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Urban Decay Book Of Shadows 3 Review

Hey my beauty chameleons! As you all know Urban Decay Cosmetics released their limited edition Book of Shadows 3 on their website on September 7th (labor day) at 12:00 CST. I am so glad I was close to my computer around that time because within ten minutes of my purchase the Book of Shadows 3 was sold out! Yes, I am not kidding in 10 minutes! That is crazy for a new launch for any brand. However rest assure this palette will come back at Urban Decay online and I know for sure Sephora.com and ULTA Beauty will launch this wonderful palette this Holiday season and will be in store sometime in October. So, if you did not get you hands on it this time around definitely stay tuned and check your local Sephoras and Ulta's in-store and online closer to that time.

Anyway, earlier this week I came home from work and my hubby said that there was a package waiting for me on my desk and when I got to it I saw my Urban Decay Books of Shadows 3 package. So, like any makeup junkie and place everything down and rushed to open my package. Everything was packaged very nicely from Urban Decay and I also found a sample of some cream shadows too! Here is what the Book of Shadows look like in person. It is super cute 🙂

The packaging as you can see is so cute and a bit thicker than the previous book of shadows. I think that is mainly due to the fact that this beautiful book has lighting as you see in the picture above. I had to test the lighting out in the dark and it worked. hee hee 🙂 Not that this is functional in anyway, I think this was made just for aesthetics, Right? The inside appears to resemble the city of NYC and all this fashion and beauty that comes along with it to me. Inside the Book of Shadows 3 you will find a mix of brights, neutrals and dark shades that will give you the variety to create some every day looks and fun after 5 looks too. This palette includes the following:

Book of Shadows 3 includes 16 shadows, two 24/7 glide liners (Zero & Ransom), and a Mini Primer Potion. Colors in order:

  • Perversion (Matte Black)
  • Uzi (White Satin with lots of Micro glitters)
  • Loaded
  • Kush (micro glitters)
  • Midnight Cowboy Rides Again**
  • Last Call**
  • Rockstar
  • Money
  • Haight
  • Maui Wowie**
  • Smog**
  • Bordello
  • Radium
  • Snatch (micro glitters)
  • Suspect
  • Psychedelic

**Notes shadows are available and can be purchased separately.

All of the shadows are very pigmented and glide on the eye with ease of blending and that is one characteristic I love about urban decay's eye shadows. I love that there are brights to work with and neutrals because I know a lot of people would be afraid of this palette if it only contained bold colors. The only too shadows that I was not 100% in love with was Uzi and I believe snatch because of the glitter fall out, but I guess it would be full for a holiday party or Halloweens looks. The primer is always awesome and the 24/7 glide pencils I love because both are waterproof and can also be used as a shadow base too. A shadow base? Yes, if you are wanting to create a bold look on this eye area. Here is a closer look of the palette and swatches:

Like I said before the shadows are beautiful. Now is this worth purchasing? Well, if were not able to get your hands on the book of Shadows volume 1 or 2 this would definitely be a great palette to go for. Now, if you own the prequels to these if it worth the purchase? Yes and no. I do own the prequels and I have to say that there were only a few repeats and I will explain this in this video below:

 

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Overall, if you are a collector of these palettes definitely check this beautiful Book of Shadows. I think this again would be a great gift for a fellow makeup junkie or Christmas gift for someone that has been trying to get this for some time. Questions for you? Did you get this palette? What are your thoughts? Was it worth it to you? Please share. Also is you would like to see a certain looks created  with this palette please post your ideas below because you all know that I will be creating some tutorials on my youtube channel for sure.

Anyway, stay tuned, for all of my youtube subbies there will be an official youtube video review coming up for this palette too. In the meantime have a fabulous day and I will chat with you soon 🙂

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Urban Decay Naked Palette Reveiw

Okay, my beauty chameleons!! After seeing many reviews of the Urban Decay’s Naked Palette on twitter and Youtube I decided to get my hands on this palette today! Why? Well this is such a beautiful palette of neutrals that any woman would want to have in her eye shadow wardrobe. This palette is perfect for everyday looks and most importantly it is a perfect palette for women that are on the go and travel! Why carry around dozens of neutral eye shadow singles in your travel bag when you can have all of the neutral shadows needed in one palette! In addition to the collection of colors you all get a dual ended eye liner in Urban Decay’s most popular shade Zero (black) and the new Whiskey (matte brown), and the Urban Decay Primer Potion too!

I personally love the Velvet exterior of the palette with the gold lettering of the name of the palette too. It feels and look so luxurious. As far as the shadow quality? Fabulous! I like the fact that Urban Decay include a few matte shadows like Naked Buck in addition to the beautiful monochormatic shadow of browns and the black and silver toned shadow too all for $44! This palette can literally take you from day to night! The pigmentation is awesome as usual with this brand and they have never let me down on that. I love Urban Decay! I wish I could take the entire Gondula of Urban Decay from Sephora and have it in my home for personal use, lol. I can dream though, right? Anyway, here is a closer look of the palette and swatches:

Here are the swatches:

More About this palette & What They Say About It At Sephora:

These neutrals won’t leave you naked. THIS is how Urban Decay does neutral: Far from boring, the Naked Palette includes 5 NEW shades (with names like Buck, Darkhorse, and Virgin) in addition to seven of the brand’s most addictive best-selling eyeshadows. This is a shadow palette that everyone will want, everyone can use, and everyone will buy. Experiment with office-appropriate neutrals, summertime bronzy looks, or sultry smokiness (achieve golden, brownie, or grey-hued shade combos). Plus, you get an exclusive double-ended version of the award-winning 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (black) and Whisky (a warm brown shade without sparkle) and a mini genie bottle of Eyeshadow Primer Potion. With all this at your fingertips…you’ll hardly need clothes at all.

This set contains:
– 12 x 0.05 oz shadows: Virgin (nude satin), Sin (champagne shimmer), Naked (buff matte), Sidecar (beige sparkle), Buck (brown matte), Half Baked (bronze), Smog (golden brown shimmer), Darkhorse (bronze-plum shimmer), Toasted (taupe-bronze), Hustle (mocha shimmer), Creep (near-black metallic), Gunmetal (dark grey metallic)
– 2 x 0.02 oz Double-ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (black) and Whisky (warm brown)
– 0.13 oz Travel Size Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Currently, I noticed the Urban Decay Naked Palette is sold out at Sephora online and Urban Decay online, so hopefully they will be coming out with more for those of you that are dying to have this palette in your hands to use for this fall season. I checked with Ulta.com and it appears that they do not carry this gorgeous palette yet, but I will definitely keep you all posted!In the meantime, if you leave close to a Sephora Store definitely go check them out and see if they have in stock.

Lastly, be on the look out on my youtube channel Nhop76 because I will be coming up with a few tutorials on how to create some fun looks to wear to work, everyday, and the club too!

***Update!! The Naked Palette is now available at Ulta.com search by Urban Decay Kits!

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Holiday Look 3:Gold & Greens (Urban Decay Book of Shadow II)

Hey Chameleons! Here is the final look from my Urban Decays series that can be worn for this fun holiday season using the Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Volume 2. This tutorial will include some glamorous gold & greens with some bling added to the lash line. I hope that you enjoy this look and the others to come.

Products used:
Smashbox photo finish lid primer
Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume 2:
Half Baked, Homegrown and Misdemeanor
Smashbox: Blackout Shadow
Lorac: Nude shadow
Urban decay 24/7 glide liner: Zero
MAC: Fluid line in blacktrack
NYX glitter on the go: Glam Gold
Visine, Any kind
Ardell Wispies lashes
Buxom Mascara

Face & Lips:

Iman Foundation stick: Clay 1
Sephora Compact Powder: D50
MAC: Mineralize skinfinish Soft and Gentle
Lorac Couture Shine Gloss: Vintage

Cheeks:
Nars blush: LoveJoy

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Tutorial:

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