10/31/12

Outfits of the Week - Collective OOTD's (10/24-30, 2012)

Better name than last week, huh? ;)

So I kicked off my weekly OOTD series with last week's "dumpy" post (to see all of my OOTD posts in the future, you can always click "OOTD" in the "Labels" section in the right-hand sidebar). :)

This past week I didn't really take too many OOTD photos, but here's what I got!


Heading out to dinner in Minneapolis.
...and yes, I iron when I'm out of town. I travel with a husband ;) 
 Club Monaco jacket, Madewell top, 7 For All Mankind leggings, Aldo boots, Club Monaco locket, Henri Bendel studded bangle, Louis Vuitton bag
{This is basically the only outfit I got good quality photos of this week. The rest are Instagram lovelies... ;) }


 Heading to my Meet&Greet/Defining Eyes Pre-Launch event at the Mall of America
 ...I really liked my top ;)
Club Monaco Top, Club Monaco faux leather panel leggings, YSL pumps, Henri Bendel/thecurrentcustom.com bracelets, Henri Bendel ring


Heading to the airport in Minnesota, traveling home.
 Sabine faux fur vest, LNA top, 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans, Aldo boots, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford "Racquel" sunglasses

Heading to lunch last week...
 Kirna Zabete for Target blouse, 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans, Sam Edelman wedges, Louis Vuitton



10/28/12

Defining Eyes Pre-Launch Event PHOTOS & Palette FIRST LOOK!

First of all, I have to say how incredibly thankful I am to each and every one of you who took the time to come to my event at the Mall of America today. I was SO overwhelmed at how many of you were there! I seriously had the best time meeting you all and I'm SO very glad that you guys are LOVING my new Defining Eyes palette for Sigma Beauty.

Those that came today not only were able to purchase it almost a whole month early, but they got a pretty sweet discount too.
Oh, and the best part? They were the FIRST to see the inside! Before I get to all the fun event photos, do you guys want a peek?? ;)



WOOOHOOOO!! Here it is. Here's a better shot.

kit contains double ended brush, 8 eye shadows, 2 gel liners, and a double-ended eye pencil
The palette contains all the essentials for defining your eyes. Everything you need for the best liner and shadow tricks and techniques... All in one kit.  It also comes with a booklet showing 5 of my favorite techniques I use this palette for.
Here's a sneak peek of those below. These were part of the slideshow that played on the huge screen during the event...




Just realized we didn't get a photo of the fifth... Oh well, you'll have to get the palette to see!! haha, I'm terrible, I know. But seriously I'm just so excited about this palette I don't know what to do.
This baby has been in the works for about a year. Getting everything just right takes time!  Can you imagine how hard it was to keep this secret? The waiting almost killed me!

I created this palette especially for you all and seeing your reactions to it today for the first time IN PERSON was SO wonderful.

Right now, the OFFICIAL release date is set for November 26th. It will be available online to everyone at that date. I'm sure I'll have some sort of special offer for you guys during that time so no worries! I'll keep you in-the-know. ;)

Oh, and I'll be posting a detailed swatch post on the palette with all the details closer to the release date, so don't miss that!

Here are some photos Brad took at the event. Oh, speaking of... He had a great time too. ;)

I'll do another post soon when I get the pro photos from the event as well.  I wish I could post photos with everyone from today, but look out for the pro pics post soon. You could be in those too!


These girls were FIRST in line at the event :)

Cute hair bow, girl.









OH and how exciting is it that soon, you'll be able to get my Defining Eyes palette IN STORE at the Mall of America in the FIRST Sigma Beauty retail location? I'll share all the store details as soon as I can!



Again, everyone that came today, you guys are awesome. Seriously. One of the best days ever.  You all are amazing!

10/26/12

Fall Drugstore Full-Face Makeup Tutorial

Usually for a tutorial that contains ALL of a certain type of product (drugstore in this case), it can be a little difficult. You tend to reach for things you normally wouldn't and the results may not be as great as if you would have used your "normal" things.
Funny enough, for this tutorial, it wasn't hard AT ALL to use all drugstore products. Most of these products I use all the time and love anyway. The only thing I was worried about was the foundation/concealer combo which worked beautifully and is now my preferred combo over anything else.
Gotta love affordable makeup tutorials that deliver glam and gorgeous results. ;)



Products Used:
Skin MD Naturals moisturizer
Loreal Lumi Illuminating Liquid Foundation
Revlon Photo Ready stick concealer
Cover Girl TruBlend pressed powder
Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser under eye concealer
Physicians Formula Mood Boosting Bronzer/Blush in Bronze Rose
Revlon Smoky Shadow Stick in Torch
Maybelline eye shadow quad in Olive Martini
Revlon Colorstay Pen liquid liner in blackened brown
Loreal Voluminous Full Definition mascara
Revlon Brow Fantasy
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in creme brulee





Check out my step-by-step video tutorial for this look below.




10/25/12

MAC Holiday 2012: GLAMOUR DAZE

Ok, so before we get started let me explain a few things about the MAC Holiday 2012 collection.  I decided to separate the Holiday 2012 collection into 2 posts. THIS POST is just the "Glamour Daze" collection.  Basically, this is a collection of separate products not in gift sets or compact palette sets.
Next, you can check out the HOLIDAY GIFT SETS post for all the new holiday sets in the collection from MAC.

Sound good? K, here we go!
 MAC Glamour Daze
Available October 25, 2012 through December 27, 2012

Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself, but I've never been this excited about a MAC holiday collection ever.  The last few have been kind of underwhelming. This one is luxe, pink, fun, and fabulous.  Awesome formulas, awesome colors...awesome-ness....


Kohl Power Eye Pencil, $16.50
l-r: Feline, Mystery, Raven
(reversed swatches below)



Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE), $19.50
clockwise from top left: "Tall, Dark, and Handsome", Stylishly Merry, Ready to Party, Round Midnight
....am I the only one who thought of "Bridesmaids"... "Readyyy toooo Paaaaartaaaaaayyy!" lol


Extra Dimension Skinfinish, $29.00
Whisper of Gilt


Powder Blush, $22.00
Easy Manner


Lipglass, $16.50
top: Talk Softly to Me, bottom: Flight of Fancy


Lipstick, $16.50
top: Beauty, bottom: Dramatic Encounter



Fluidline, $16.50
Feminine Edge


Nail Lacquer, $17.50
l-r: In the Limelight, Girl Trouble, Endless Night, Everything that Glitters
(reversed below)



What are YOUR favs from this collection?? Keep in mind, there are lots more sets in this collection. These are just the ones I have. Check out maccosmetics.com for all the goods!

Don't forget to check out the accompanying post... MAC Holiday 2012: Fabulousness GIFT SETS!



*Products sent for consideration by MAC with no obligations or agreements to feature on my blog or videos.