8/24/12

Back to School/Work Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:
Origins Vitazing Moisturizer
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural or Covergirl True Blend Pressed Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Under-Eye Concealer
Sigma Brushes
Revlon Colorstay Smokey Shadow Stick in Torch
Wet n' Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Sweet As Candy
Revlon Colorstay  Liquid Eye Pen in Blackened Brown
Loreal Voluminous Full Definition
Sigma Brow Gel 
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Supreme Style
Sock Bun Hair Tutorial HERE



8/19/12

MAC Styleseeker Collection

First of all, this entire collection SCREAMS Fall. I absolutely love that this limited edition collection as a whole has a good mix of both nude, more natural shades, and bold, deep hues reminiscent of Fall.  While it is a rather large collection, I only received a small handful of items to share with you guys. So be sure to check out the collection when it comes out! I know I have my eye on a few more things myself. As always, I'll definitely update you guys with any other items I purchase and let you know what I think!


MAC Styleseeker
Available August 23, 2012 through November 3, 2012
All MAC Locations


Collection contains: 4 Eye Shadow x2, 4 Fluidlines, 5 Mattene Lipsticks, 4 Lipglasses, 3 Powder Blushes, 3 Nail Lacquers 





Mattene Lipstick $15.
 
 Eden Rouge


Eye Shadow x2 $27.50
Whims & Fancies



Lipglass $15.
 Ready to Roam



Powder Blush $20
 Hidden Treasure


Nail Lacquer $16
 (l-r)Gadabout Girl, Styleseeker




Don't forget to check out my other MAC collection swatches coming up today as well:

xoxo,
Tiffany

MAC Products sent to me for consideration with no agreements to review or feature on my blog or videos.






MAC Pro Lip Palettes


I'm SO glad MAC did something like this. Such a great concept because they're perfect for the every day gal or for a professional. The one I received is probably the one I would have purchased for myself personally. However, I'm majorly lusting over the other 4 as well.
The shades are pigmented, but not goop-y. The formula is quite sheer, but can be easily built up for more intense color. Absolutely LOVE these.  Hope you guys can get some for yourselves to check out!

 Pro Lip Palettes
Available Aug. 23, 2012
Permanent
MAC Pro Stores and Online Only

Pro Lip Palettes $40.00

"6 Select Plums"



Don't forget to check out my other MAC collection swatches coming up today as well:
MAC By Request

xoxo,
Tiffany

MAC Products sent to me for consideration with no agreements to review or feature on my blog or videos.

MAC Cremesheen + Pearl Collection

Some collections come along that are so unique with fun and crazy colors. Collections that have products that you are drawn to immediately because they look like a rainbow of makeup-y goodness.
This is not one of them.
That totally doesn't mean that this isn't an awesome collection. These are shades that you could seriously wear and love everyday.  EVERY. SINGLE. shade in this collection is totally wearable.
Which maybe makes it pretty unique after all.

MAC Cremesheen + Pearl Collection
Permanent.
(8 Cremesheen Lipsticks, 7 Cremesheen Glass)

Cremesheen Glass $19.50
 (top-bottom) Imperial Light, Double Happiness, Pagoda
 swatched same as above


 Cremesheen Lipstick $14.50
 (l-r) Coral Bliss, Japanese Maple, Pink Pearl Pop
 swatched same as above

Don't forget to check out my other MAC collection swatches coming up today as well:

xoxo,
Tiffany

MAC Products sent to me for consideration with no agreements to review or feature on my blog or videos.

MAC By Request Collection

So I've been SO behind on swatching new MAC collections lately. So today you're getting 4 (linked at bottom of post).
First, I give you MAC By Request. 
Love the concept. Love the choices.  Basically, thousands of people voted to choose 9 discontinued MAC products to bring back.  3 Lipsticks, 3 Lipglasses, and 3 Eye Shadows.
I have to admit, I was downright giddy when I opened the package to find a shade I have seriously been lusting over for YEARS. The infamous, Guacamole.  ...and Bait.  ...and Candy Yum-Yum.  Seriously it was the best day ever.
Ok, enough chit chat. Here's the eye candy.

MAC By Request
Online Exclusive

Lipstick $15.
(l-r) Candy Yum-Yum (77,517 votes)
Moxie (74,957 votes)
Rocker (72,299 votes)
swatched same as above

Lipglass $15.
 (top-bottom) Bait (34,045 votes)
Cult of Cherry (29,466 votes)
Flash of Flesh (27,707 votes)
 swatched same as above


 Eye Shadow $15.
 (clockwise from top left)
Guacamole (50,536 votes)
Jete (40,245 votes)
Moth Brown (39,563 votes)
swatched same as above


Hope you guys can get your hands on some of this! Every color is awesome. Don't forget to check out my other MAC collection swatches coming up today as well:

xoxo,
Tiffany

MAC Products sent to me for consideration with no agreements to review or feature on my blog or videos.

8/18/12

Because Shopping is Always Fun...

A few weeks back, I went shopping with one of my dear friends I don't get to see too often. Naturally, a crazy shopping day ensued which explains not one, but TWO haul videos.
The first is a video of fashion-y goodness. Pretties from Henri Bendel, Tory Burch, and Express.
The second? Beauty products galore. Tons of new goodies from Sephora and Ulta. 
Check out the videos below to see all the new goodies!




Any new and great finds lately?? Do tell ;)

*xoxo*
Tiffany

8/13/12

Jewelry Organization & Storage


So, I've got a lot of jewelry. With all the new trends, outfits to coordinate pieces with, (and my recent Bendel obsession) it can get to be a bit much.
 
Those of you that saw my recent closet organization post know that I love to be organized. Not for the sake of being organized, but because I feel that if I have a collection of nice things, it becomes useless if it's all jumbled up and unorganized.  So I like to keep things arranged in a way that works best for me. Not only because it makes life easier (and because I HATE clutter), but because I actually get more use out of all my pretty things if I know exactly where to look for them and can see them all easily.

So I filmed a little video showing you guys my organization method for all of my jewelry.
Which kind of turned into a "tour" video.  But that's ok. Tours can be fun.

So be sure to check out my new Jewelry Organization and Storage video for all the juicy jewelry details.

FAQ: (aka, where things are from)
mirrored jewelry box: ZGallerie here
domed necklace holder: Pottery Barn here 
bracelet bowls: were candle holders from Target years ago
dress form: PB Teen here
mirrored jewelry armoire: Pier 1 here


-xoxo-
Tiffany

8/3/12

Quick & Easy Makeup Look Using Simple & Soft Colors

Sometimes the simplest looks can get the most attention.  For example, well, this one.
So weird, because when I purchased the NARS Ramatuelle trio, I wasn't really sure if it would be something I'd use a lot. I liked the colors, but I knew they would be pretty soft.  So I let the little trio of pretty colors sit around for a few weeks before giving it a good try. I wasn't expecting the colors to come together so nicely and create a really soft, but different look.
I knew I had to share this tutorial with you all after receiving more questions about my makeup (specifically, what exact type of eye shadow I was wearing) than ever before for a single product.  Funny enough, this was within only a couple times of wearing it. Who would have thought such simple and soft colors could be so interesting?
Ok, so long story short, I knew it was something special and it's become a new love of mine.
Another great part about it is that it only takes one brush to complete the ENTIRE look (Sigma E40)

Be sure to check out my video tutorial below to get the look!


Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NARS Ramatuelle eye shadow trio (shimmery golden-beige, shimmery silvery-gray, soft coral)
Tarte Multipleye Liquid Liner
Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
MAC Pink Lemonade Lipglass
(not shown in video)
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation


My question for YOU: What are YOUR favorite NARS eye shadows (duos, trios, singles, whatever?