Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Requested: How I Cut My Crease *Video Tutorial!*

Hi everyone! I finally went ahead and made a video tutorial on how I cut my crease. I know the video isn't the best, but bare with me! I'm a blogger, not a YouTube star, lol. Also, I apologize for the hair clip cameo (I know, it's distracting). Just try to ignore it! I will have much better videos in the future, and they will be HD as well. 

HOW I CUT MY CREASE


Enjoy, and I hope you find this helpful! Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, HERE!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Let me tell you about this awesome place called MakeupBee!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend :)

I'm here today to tell you about an up and coming beauty website that is quickly growing named MakeupBee. A lot of you might have heard of it already and are already members, but for those of you who have not, I highly urge you to go sign up! It is an online beauty community where you can share your looks with other beauty lovers and discover other amazing beauty bloggers. This is the perfect place to gain inspiration from others as well.

Come on and join the hive!

You basically just upload your makeup photos onto the website, you can browse (you'll get addicted), "like" photos, comment, and you can even read and write reviews on your favorite products!

One thing that I love the most about MakeupBee is that they encourage you to promote your blog/website/youtube. It is truly a community that makes you feel loved, and welcomed. 


Here are just some of my favorite buzzy bees!
(click on their name to go to their MakeupBee profile!)









Check out my profile too if you'd like!


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So go on and check out MakeupBee and join the hive! It's lots of fun, and it doesn't hurt to get yourself out there. Have fun, guys! <3

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Inheritance Cycle Dragon Series Collab with Dawn from Makeup by Siryn!

Hello everyone! Here is the much anticipated special collaboration I did with Dawn, aka Makeup by Siryn. We decided to create four looks based off of each dragon that grace the covers on the Inheritance Cycle books. 

For those of you who aren't familiar with the series, you can can read the synopsis on Wikipedia HERE.

We each got two looks and the dragons that I based my looks off of are Saphira (blue dragon) and Glaedr (gold dragon).  I had such a blast with these looks and working with Dawn, and I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did creating them!
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Here is a preview of the amazingly stunning and gorgeous looks that Dawn created for the collaboration! Do yourself a favor and click the image below to check out the rest of her pics, and follow her blog. She deserves all the recognition she can get. Not only is she uber talented, but she's a total sweetheart! GO GO GO! You wont be disappointed, I promise :D


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And here are the looks that I came up with! The are both border-line dramatic and wearable...You could totally wear these out to a night time party, club, or event!





As for products used, I mainly used the Naked Palette and the BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette (2nd Edition). I created these weeks ago, and sadly I do not remember which shades I used exactly (sowwie!!). But you can still still achieve these looks with any colors you may have.
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I definitely enjoyed doing a collaboration look with the lovely Dawn, it was really fun and it was awesome to work with a fellow blogger and get to know them a bit better. I'll for sure be open for more opportunities like this in the future. Thank you Dawn for collab-ing with me, it was a pleasure! I hope you guys liked the looks, and please don't forget to check out Dawn's blog...Love you all! <3

Friday, August 26, 2011

Midnight Forest - Enticing Emerald Eyes

Hello everyone!

Summer is just about over, and I am getting more and more excited for the fall! It is my favorite time of year. Not just because I hate hot weather, but I just love the fashion, makeup trends, the colors, Halloween (duh), pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, and it's my anniversary as well! So it's definitely a happy time for me. To get into that spirit, here is a dark, enchanting makeup look that is fit for a dark forest fairy. These intense and dramatic looks are definitely among my favorites! Hope you enjoy it :)




FACE:
  • Max Factor Pan Stick in Nude Ivory
  • Physician's Formula Mosaic Face Powder 

EYES:
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette (Colors used are circled to the right, click to enlarge).
  • Matte Black all over lid, with green on top to create a deeper shade.
  • Khaki shade along edges of green   
  • Matte white on brow bone to highlight
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Black
  • Maybelline One by One Mascara in Black
  • ELF Lashes (#1713)
CHEEKS:
  • Milani Mosaic Blush in Sweet Cheeks
LIPS:
  • Max Factor Panstick (or any other foundation) to mute out lips
  • ELF Lipstick in Classy to add a faint, pink hue.

And there ya have it! I really do hope you enjoy this dark and sexy look...Keep your eyes open for a collaboration look coming very, very soon. I know you guys will love it! <3

Monday, August 22, 2011

Blog Layout Inspired Look!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. I've been on an inspiration plateau,  but then it came to me while I was looking at my page....a layout inspired look! Pink and turquoise are two of my favorite looks, so why not! I came up with this fun, whimsical look. Hope you all like it! 







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FACE:
  • Loreal True Match Foundation in Nude Beige
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NC20

EYES:
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition. The colors I used are circled in red to the right (click to enlarge)
  • Wet N Wild Liquid Liner in Black
  • ELF Mineral Infused Mascara in BlackArdell #120 Demi Lashes
CHEEKS:
  • MAC Blush in Dame
LIPS:
  • ELF Lipstick in Classy
  • Cover Girl Lipstick in Fairytale


I really do hope you guys enjoyed this look! I'm happy with the way it turned out. I'm also announcing that I am doing a special surprise collaboration that should be out sometime later this week, so keep your eyes peeled! Love you all <3

Friday, August 19, 2011

Give Your Eyes a POP of Color!

Ever get bored of plain ol' black liner? Well, have no fear, RONNIE IS HERE! Today I have a fast and simple way to give your makeup look a pop of color without being too out there. I chose to use green, but you can use whatever color you'd like!  Pair it with a bright lip for a super fun look, or tone it down a notch with a nude gloss. You can also throw on some lashes for a more dramatic look, as I did:


FACE:
  • Loreal True Match Foundation in Warm Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NC20

EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NYX Eyeshadow in Geisha all over lids, up to brow bone
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in a mixture of "Naked" and "Buck" to create a delicate cut crease and on lower lash line
  • Wet N Wild Liquid Liner in Black
  • Matte Green eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 2nd Edition mixed with Makeup Forever's Fix spray to create a liner
  • ELF Mineral Mascara in Black
  • ELF Dramatic Lashes
  • Wet N Wild Pencil in White on waterline

CHEEKS:
  • NYC Blush in Riverside Rose

LIPS:
  • Cover Girl Lipstick in Fairytale


I know this isn't my typical smokey eye, but I still hope you guys enjoy this look and that you guys will try it on yourselves someday. This really is one of the easiest ways to pull off color, and it's uber cute and sexy as well. Give it a shot! 

Have an amazing weekend, everyone! <3

Awesome Blogger Alert!!

A few days ago I was browsing through MakeupBee and I stumbled upon a beautiful, perfectly executed sunset inspired look. I went ahead and clicked on the profile only to be in awe of the gorgeousness that was emitting from my computer screen! So with that, this called for an absolute SHOUT OUT BLOG POST!



Her name is Hilary, and you absolutely should check out her blog at http://www.dramaticmakeup.ca/ and give her a follow! I must admit, I was extremely shocked that she doesn't have hundreds, or even thousands of subscribers. She definitely needs a lot more recognition and attention for her stunning looks.

A couple of more looks from Hilary:




So, with that said, go and do yourself a favor and head on over to her blog and check out more looks from her. She also has product swatches and tutorials. Not to mention that she is also a complete sweetheart!

I hope you all will enjoy her creations as much as I do :)