9/30/11

Fall Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial: Changing Leaves

Hey guys! Hope you all had a FANTASTIC week! :)
I love darker smokey eyes for fall. Combining a few unexpected colors that mimic the changing leaves of the season adds something special to the look and makes it fun and unique. Hope you guys enjoy!


Products used:
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Shadow Pencil in Wasteland
MAC eye shadows:
Humid
Carbonized
Bronze
Creamy Bisque
Loreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense
Loreal Cil Architecte 4D mascara (got this in Paris, not sure if it's available in the US)
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed
MAC Lipglass in Social Light

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Foundation: Neutrogena Healthy Skin (ohhh we shall talk about this foundation soon ;) )
Eye brows: Revlon Brow Fantasy






xoxo,
Tiffany



9/26/11

Beauty Experts: Daring Coral Video

I'm so excited! My next video in the Sigma Beauty "Beauty Experts" series is up! This is the other video I filmed while in Minneapolis a little while back. :)
I had SO much fun working with Sigma on these videos and I'm really happy with how they turned out.
This one is called "Daring Coral" and it features the Dare palette and my favorite Sigma brushes, which you can find here.
Hope you guys enjoy!

xoxo-
Tiffany

9/25/11

Drugstore Finds...

Ahhhhh... the Drugstore. Such a magical place.

Who else gets excited about being able to pick up false lashes, Coke Zero, liquid eyeliner, and toilet paper all under one roof?

...just me?

But seriously, I love drugstores. Most of my tried and true beauty staples can be found there.

So I figured I'd share some items I picked up during a recent trip to my local Walgreens. What began as a quick trip to pick up conditioner (major necessity), led to me walking out the door with some awesome beauty products I can't wait to try.



9/21/11

I'm Back from Paris!!

Ohhh Paris was... Everything and nothing like I thought it would be! It's so hard to describe my experience there. In a word, it was amazing.
While I was there, we saw so many amazing things. The feeling I got seeing things I had heard about and seen on TV and in books my whole life was just unbelievable!
So I filmed this video the day after I returned from the trip to show you guys what all I bought! Because let's face it, a trip to Paris without some shopping here and there, is no trip at all. :)

Also, be sure to keep checking back because I will be posting some pictures from the trip here soon!

Video: Paris Haul!! OOTD & Waylon


9/12/11

Beauty Experts: Turquoise Flare Video is UP!

One of the videos I filmed in Minneapolis a couple weeks back is up on the Sigma Beauty website! You may remember this post of all the fun behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot that day. This look is a fun turquoise look using the Flare palette, which you can find here.

Hope you guys enjoy!



This is one of two videos of mine I've filmed so far in the "Beauty Experts" series. I'll post the other as soon as it goes up!

Fall Makeup Tutorial- Orange, Gold, and Burgundy

The next makeup look in my little Fall Makeup Tutorial Series of sorts...

We get it. I love Fall.

Every time I look at the Dare palette by Sigma Beauty I think of Fall. It has the most perfect colors for creating a really fun and wearable colorful Fall makeup look. Here is a look complete with all of my favorite "colorful" Fall colors...red-orange, gold, and burgundy.

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Sigma Beauty Dare Palette
MAC Fluidline in Dark Diversion
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium
Benefit They're Real Mascara
NARS Laguna bronzer
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed
MAC Pro Longwear lipstick in Sweet Ever After






Or maybe you want to see my Glittery Fall Makeup Tutorial...

Keep on the look out for the next video in the Fall Makeup Tutorial Series... it's gonna get leafy.


xoxo-
Tiffany

Sigma Beauty products provided by Sigma Beauty

9/8/11

Tiffany Builds Cafe Shelves...

Yes, you read that right. A couple months back, I started feeling pretty handy and decided to tackle a small building project. So I figured I'd record my brave little feat for my vlog channel, TiffanyDtv.

It all began because I had been eyeing these cafe shelves from Ballard for quite some time. However, I wasn't mentally insane prepared enough to pay $99+ for each one. Lets be real, kids. Once I got three of those babies, plus shipping, my total would be at least $350. That is kind of terrifying.

Just for the sake of comparison...

















My version (left)- less than $50 for all three vs. store bought (right)- $350+
I mean, the price says it all for me. Mine may not be perfect, but I get the extra bonus of getting the warm fuzzies when I look at them and know I made them.

So for less than $50 total (and with minimal handyman skillz), I built these
great looking shelves that, I have to say, look just like the Ballard version. I'm so proud of them.
Best part is they're totally customizable. You can make them as deep and long as you want and finish them with any color paint you like! I swear, it's super easy!

Check out my video tutorial below.



9/5/11

"MAC Me Over" Collection Swatches & Review

I honestly had (still have) mixed feelings about this collection when I saw it for the first time. Lots of re-promoted and permanent colors, a three-part somewhat confusing concept, and a ton of items.
As I've had some time to play around with the items I have, I appreciate it more. While the colors at first glance seem pretty basic, there are some hidden gems. Seemingly "basic" shades that actually have a little something special or different about them. A quad that looks boring, but when applied, contains such a unique and wearable green and purple.
I admit, when I actually used the products, I was surprised.
Oh and I can't forget all the shades work especially well for Fall.

The concept of the collection... still a bit fuzzy to me. But we won't get into all that.

Here are the items I have from the collection. Keep in mind, this isn't the complete collection, just the items I have.
Also, be sure to check out my video review of these items at the bottom of the post.


Eye shadow Quad, $38
"Lady Grey"
left-right, top-bottom
All Races, Tendersmoke
Lady Grey, Hazy Day
(swatches correspond below)




Eye Shadow, $15
(l-r, top-bottom)
Mythical, Creamy Bisque
Satin Taupe, Carbonized





Shadesticks, $17.50
(top-bottom)
Butternutty, Heirloom, Cakeshop, Street Cool




Fluidline, $18
(top-bottom)
Dark Diversion, Dark Envy, Midnight Blues



Cream Colour Base, $17
Seaside



Powder Blush, $19.50
Equilibrium



Lipstick, $14.50
(top-bottom) Secret Lover, Rebel, Runway Red, Prince Noir




Lipglass, $14.50
(top-bottom) Social Light, Illicit, Wee Coquette, Spite
*In the video, I said that Illicit and Wee Coquette had no shimmer. They actually have just a little.



Nail Lacquer, $15
(l-r) Deep Sea, Quiet Time, Purple Majesty



Products sent for consideration



9/1/11

Glittery Fall Makeup Tutorial

Ahhh Fall...
Cooler weather, turning leaves, college football, pumpkin spice lattes, Fall makeup tutorials, glitter... Wait, what?

I'm really loving the Too Faced Glampire glitter. Paired with a smokey eye in Fall colors, it's surprisingly quite wearable (so you'll only get minimal strange looks at the grocery store), but is still glorified glitter nonetheless.




Products Used:
Too Faced Glitter Glue (primer)
Too Faced Glitter in Glampire
MAC Double Feature 5 eye shadow duo
*Other eye shadow ideas: Any frosted brown, bronze, MAC Club, or even a cranberry shade
MAC Fluidline in Dark Diversion (deep plum)
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed
Nars bronzer in Laguna
MAC lipglass in Social Light
Lancome Definicils Precious Cells mascara
MAC #36 false lashes





Watch the video tutorial for this look below: