2/20/11

Full-Face, Defined Makeup in 5 Minutes

I absolutely hate being late. I also absolutely hate running late. That rushed feeling of waking up knowing you have only a few minutes to get yourself together and out the door. Most of the time, we put our hair in a ponytail, throw on some lipgloss (maybe) and some face powder (...if I even remember to bring it). Most of the time, that will cut it.
What really freaks me out is if I'm running late for something important. Where a ponytail and lipgloss alone just won't do. Maybe you have a special event at work or you're meeting someone important. Or you just want to actually leave the house looking extra polished and put-together.
Simple makeup in 5 minutes? Simple. Easy. It can totally be done. Take a few shortcuts, skip defined eye makeup (multiple eye shadow colors, heavier liner) and you're done.
But if you're like me, you like a little something extra. A more defined eye and no skimping on the eye liner.
Let me tell you, this video almost drove me crazy while I was filming. My heart was racing! I had my stopwatch feature on my iPhone ticking away in front of me knowing I couldn't edit, restart, or most importantly, go beyond 5 minutes.
Foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush, eye primer, shadow (more defined), liner, mascara, brows, lips.... All done within 5 minutes with a little time to fluff your hair left over. ;)
Hope you enjoy!

Products Used:
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Sigma F30 Brush
NARS Laguna Bronzer, Sigma F20
NARS Orgasm Blush, Sigma F40
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Urban Decay Virgin, Sigma E40
Urban Decay Darkhorse, Sigma E40
Urban Decay Buck, Sigma E40
Sigma E50 for blending
Urban Decay Darkhorse, Sigma E30
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Whiskey
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
Maybelline One-By-One Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear
MAC Lustreglass in Star Nova

*Click here to get the Sigma brushes I used in the video.




2/14/11

Contest Winners!

First of all, I have to say just how overwhelmed I am by your participation in the giveaway. Don't even get me started on all those crazy comments! :) Anyway, I'm so happy you all were as excited about this as I was. I say it every time I do something like this, but I truly would have loved to give something to each and every one of you. Holding this give-away was really fun-- I'll definitely plan another soon!

FACEBOOK $100 Sigma Gift Card Winner:
Isa Nicole Kelleher

YOUTUBE Sigma Make Me Up Brush Kit Winners (10):
bunnietech
simplyelena16
kskito
ashleigh1206
ladiismiiles921
danielalanena
meganxox
seanasparklekisses
artistTM
thesweet1010

Congratulations to all the winners!! I will be contacting the winners shortly through YouTube messages. Only give your info to messages coming from my YouTube name (MakeupByTiffanyD). If you are the Facebook winner, I'll contact you through Facebook :)

xoxo-
Tiffany

Lush Goodies!

Just a lil' video to share some of my recent purchases from Lush! It had been so long since I shopped at Lush last, so this was super exciting for me. Hope you all enjoy!

Happy Valentine's Day!
xoxo- Tiffany

2/12/11

Valentine's Day Nails

I'm LOVING red nail polish right now. I recently found a new amazing red that is only available at Target (hence the name), Target Red by Loreal, and I'm absolutely in love with it. Love the formula. Love the brush. Love that with two coats it looks perfectly opaque. Just for a little extra something, I added a coat of Untold by Illamasqua to my ring finger nails on top of the two coats of the Loreal Target Red. It's one of my favorite glitter polishes because it reminds me of ruby slippers. Just do not try to wear the stuff on a bare nail. Not only will it be near impossible to remove, but it won't have that beautiful solid red glitter effect. So always apply that one over red nail polish.
Untold by Illamasqua & Target Red by Loreal

Then as always, I finished with a coat of Seche Vite top coat.

I'm absolutely in love with this color combo! Guess that's appropriate since Valentine's Day is fast approaching.

I guess my annoying overuse of the word "love" in this post is somewhat appropriate considering the theme... ;)

Happy Valentine's to my lovely blog readers! Love you all :)


Love,
Tiffany

2/11/11

Naked Palette: Everyday Fresh Faced Makeup

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Urban Decay Naked Palette eye shadows:
Buck, Naked, Virgin, Darkhorse
Urban Decay 24/7 liners in Whiskey and Zero
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in So Ceylon
Benefit Bella Bamba blush
MAC Lustreglass in Morning Glory
Anastasia Brow Powder in Ash Blonde
Maybelline One by One mascara













2/7/11

Sigma Giveaway! Happy V-day! :)


Because I love you guys, I wanted to do a little something special for you all! While recording my January favorites, I had originally included about 10 minutes of talking (ok, rambling) about a Sigma brush set and holder I had been using during the month that had become a big favorite of mine. Well, as it took over the video (and took it to a whopping 20 minutes...), I decided to throw out the footage and do a separate review.
Then I started thinking.... Why not do a little giveaway? I mean it would be awful to review something like that that I love so much without trying to work up a possible giveaway since Sigma has been so generous with giveaways for my channel in the past.
So here we are! BIG V-DAY SIGMA giveaway 2011!! haha or something like that...
There will be 2 giveaways. Both end on Feb. 14th. All the info you need to know is in the video and described at the bottom of this post.
One giveaway will be held from my YouTube channel where I'll be giving away 10 MAKE ME UP sets!
The other will be held from my Facebook fan page where one of my fan page followers will win a $100 gift card to Sigmabeauty.com!
(read on for more details and rules)
Watch the video for a review of my new favorite brush set and brush holder-- The Sigma Make Me Up kit-- As well as a description of the giveaway!


(video)





...Or just pick up the giveaway details here:


Giveaway Rules/Info:

*All giveaways are open to international subscribers as well.
*Be sure to follow me on twitter, for any announcements/ giveaway info.

1 $100 Sigma Gift Card Giveway (for FACEBOOK fans only)
"Like" my Facebook fanpage.
No commenting necessary :) A winner will be selected at random from my list of followers there.
Winner will be announced on my Facebook page Feb. 14 after 5pm EST.
I will message the winner on Facebook for all info needed. :)


10 "Make Me Up" Brush sets from Sigma (YouTube Subscribers only)
You must be subscribed to my YT channel. (the point is giving back to you all, after all :) )
Comment on the giveaway video to enter (embedded above)- Doesn't have to say anything in particular.
On Feb. 14th at 5 pm EST, comments will be closed. Comments will then be randomized and 10 winners will be selected.
If you are chosen, you will receive a message from my YT account asking for your name, shipping address, and the color of the Make Me Up kit you would like to receive. You can see the kit colors on the Sigma website by clicking here.




Click here and enter special Sigma coupon code "Valentines" for 10% off your total purchase :)

2/4/11

Nail Polish Organization Idea

I've always had issues with nail polish storage. For years, they rested (unhappily) under my bed in shoeboxes. Then I got in on the nail polish wall rack craze. Then I realized that I wasn't running a nail salon. So several months back while perusing the organizational-containter-thingies aisle at Target, I discovered these babies.
SNAPWARE CONTAINERS! They come in sets of two, with one lid. Each compartment acts as the other's lid. So you could technically stack lots and lots! However, when filled with nail polish (which makes them quite heavy), it is definitely NOT a good idea to lift these by the handles if you have to move them. But it's no big deal. They're awesome, so I can get past that one flaw. Which isn't technically a flaw, as I don't think they're actually made for storing nail polish... ANYWAY, that's beside the point. Did I mention they're awesome??
They're the perfect depth for typical nail polish bottles. The only ones that cause a bit of trouble are the Sephora by O.P.I brand. They're a little tall, so you'll have to store those on the very top compartment. The blue lid fits perfectly on top of them, but another section will not stack on top of that particular brand. Check out the picture below to see what I'm talking about. The Sephora by O.P.I colors are in the back left.

See how they're a bit taller?? No biggie. Just store them inside the top container and you're good to go. I also love how you can easily find the color you need by looking into the containers. No digging. I love it.

When you're done, they stack neatly out of the way under a bed, in a closet... wherever.


They also sell smaller versions that come with three stacked containers that are great for storing nail files, clippers, cuticle balms, etc.
I was unable to find these on the Target website, but they sell them all sorts of places, and in actual Target stores if you are interested. Also, if you want to search for them online, the brand is Snapware and they're called "Snap-N-Stack" containers.
Check out my video below to see more about these containers and my nail polish organization and a peek at my nail polish collection.

xoxo- Tiffany

2/1/11

New Goodies!

Just a little haul video :) Check out some of my recent purchases from Ulta and Target!