Wednesday, September 28, 2011

*Bows & Curtseys' 600+ FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!!* [CLOSED]

WOW GUYS! Over 600 followers (and growing)?! Am I dreaming? This is seriously 
amazing....thank you SO much to each and every single one of you. Thanks to those of you who have been with me from the beginning and thank you to all of my new followers as well. I can never thank you all enough, even if it gets repetitive. I am so very grateful. I remember how I excited I was when I reached 100 followers. Never in a million years did I think I'd hit this many in such a short amount of time. 

(obligatory gif party)

So, to show you all my appreciation, I am hosting another giveaway! Trust me, you don't want to pass this one up! 

BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette, 2nd Edition: 

Grab your very own BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette and easily recreate my looks! I swear by this palette and I use it daily.This bad boy has 120 highly pigmented and long wearing shadows. Create thousands of looks and go absolutely wild! The possibilities are endless. You get a mixture of mattes, shimmers, nudes and brights. A must have in your makeup collection!

Click here for a more detailed description and photos!

Wet N Wild Color Express Nail Polish Collection

A collection of 8 "Fast Dry in 60 Seconds" Nail Colors with an included nail file. One coat dries in only 60 seconds! These vivid, can’t-miss-‘em nail colors come in a no wait formula and apply smooth for streak-free, even coverage. Specially-engineered ManiCurve™ Brush is designed with a flat rod for ideal liquid dispersion and a rounded bristle tip to hug nail curves for perfect application. You get a gorgeous array of colors that can be used during any season. And, they are cutely named after hit TV shows!

Colors Included (from left to right):
  • 221C: Everybody Loves Redmond
  • 223C: The Gold and the Beautiful
  • 226C: SaGreena the Teenage Witch   
  • 230C: Saved by the Blue
  • 231C: Buffy the Violet Slayer
  • 236C: Silvivor
  • 238C: Party of Five Glitters
  • 220: Clear Top Coat

Hand Made Eco-Friendly Magnetic Makeup Palette:

This beautiful and one of a kind palette is ideal for makeup lovers! Stay organized and save time by storing your eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, and highlighters in a sleek and stack-able palette. Measured 7" x 4.5" x 1/2"H with magnet area (inside square) 5 7/8" x 3 3/4". It fit pan up to 5 mm high, 
Made with good quality and strong magnet, snap close by two magnets on each corner.
matte finish.  

Enough room for:

  • 8 NYX blushes
  • 6 MAC blushes (depot, blush pan wih magnet is too thick for this palette)
  • 20 of 26mm pans (MAC, Urban Decay, Hot Pots, Body Shop, ELF)
  • 12 i-Mark eyeshadows
  • 11 Stila eyeshadows and blushes
  • 28 Maybelline eyeshadows from quad packaging (13/16" x 15/16")

I would like to thank Lynn from Another Soul for providing this wonderful prize! Please make sure to visit her Etsy shop HERE.                                  

Adorable Handmade Pink Bow Earrings:
Look sweet and girly with these cute handmade bow earrings. I though it would be fitting to giveaway some reminiscent of my blog :) Many thanks to the awesome Marissa from MeowRissa for providing these earrings! Check out her Etsy store HERE.

Simple! Just fill out this entry form cortusey of PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY.

Click HERE to learn how to fill out the form below if you're having trouble.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Oil Slick Inspired Eyes

Have you ever looked at an oil slick or spill in the light and have been mesmerized by the pretty colors it reflects? I sure have, and it has inspired me to create this look. Although it is a form of pollution, I tend to find beauty and inspiration in almost everything. Call it weird, but that's me! This was pretty difficult to achieve, but I'm pretty satisfied with the end result. This was merely experimental, but you can totally wear this out at night if you want!

Inspiration Pics:

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC20

  • NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skintone
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Jet Black all over top and bottom lids to deepen colors  
  • BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette, 2nd Edition
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara in Black

  • MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty

  • Cover Girl Lipstick in Fairytale


I hope you guys liked this look...sometimes you just need to fool around and experiment with your makeup, you never know what is bound to happen. Remember to always look for inspiration everywhere you go, it really helps. 

Also, keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway sometime this week or early next week; it's gonna be a good one!

Thanks for reading! <3

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sexy Halloween Witch Makeup

Hi everyone! Sorry I've beem MIA for the last few days. My computer crashed! But luckily we found a way better computer on sale, and it's not ancient, lol. Now when I make videos, they will be in HD...woohoo! Anyway, Happy Autumn! This is my favorite time of the year for many reasons...the weather, the colors, the smells, the fashion, the food, my anniversary, and of course, HALLOWEEN! So here is the first look for the holiday that I've created for some costume inspiration. It is simple, yet dramatic enough to work for a sexy witch costume, or anything else you want!

Pair this look with a similar costume to this one, and you're set for the night! Have fun making that brew ;)

Here are some inspiration pictures that helped me come up with the look:


  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • Maybelline Fit Concealer in Light
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC20

Click to enlarge

  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • BH Cosmetics Palette, 2nd Edition (colors used are in photo)
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in White               
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Jet Black
  • Wet N Wild Liquid Liner in Black (also used for "mole")
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara in Black
  • Spiky Halloween Lashes from Target
  • Milani Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown

  • ELF Blush in Pink Passion
  • Matte Brown Eyeshadow to contour cheeks (and nose as well)
  • ELF Gotta Glow for highlighting cheeks

  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Black as outline and shading
  • NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White

  • Dark Brown Wavy Wig, purchased at Target

I hope you all liked this look! I have more Halloween looks coming up...some will be cute and sexy like this look, and others will be flat out scary and gross. I hope you guys have an outstanding weekend. Thanks for you all! <3

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Non-Makeup Related Post - My "Artwork"

Hi guys! Just thought I'd make this post so you all can see another side of me. Besides makeup, I love to draw, paint, sketch, you name it! I'm an art freak. I have always been into art ever since I was a wee little girl.. I remember my favorite Christmas present was a toy easel, I was ecstatic, like that N64 kid....

I love drawing portraits and I'm into creepy, surreal stuff.

Anyway, here is some of my digital artwork that I created about a year or two ago on Photoshop using a Wacom Bamboo tablet. These aren't any people in particual, just the randomness that my brain and hands put together :p

I hope you enjoy them!


I'm planning on painting some new stuff soon....I miss it! Thanks guys! <3

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Radiant Rainbow Liner Video Tutorial!

Here it is, guys! The MUCH requested tutorial on my radiant rainbow look.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oops, Naughty Me! *Makeupbee & Velour Lashes Collaboration*

Hello, everyone! Get ready for a monster post, and it's a special one! I have collaborated with MakeupBee and Velour Lashes along with other Queen Makeup Bees to create a series of looks based on the names of the luxurious minx fur lashes that Velour has to offer.

If you've never heard of minx lashes, let me fill you in! These high end and sophisticated lashes are worn all over tinsel town, most popular with JLO and Kim Kardashian. They are made of 100% real, natural and sterilized minx fur. No need to worry though, these beautiful creatures are not harmed at all. They are gently brushed and then that hair is used to make the lashes.

I chose the pair properly named "Oops! Naughty Me". This pair of lashes are full, wispy and uber flirtatious. I then went ahead and created a makeup look based on the name of the lashes whilst wearing them, and this is what I came up with!

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC20

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette (Tear Duct: Sin, Inner Corner: Mix of Sidecar & Toasted, Outer Corner: Creep, & Gunmetal used to blend inner and outer corner shades).
  • Matte skin tone shade by Wet N Wild on brow bone
  • Maybelline One by One Mascara in Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero
  • Oops! Naughty Me Minx Lashes by Velour

  • Sonia Kashuk Blush in Flamingo

  • Cover Girl Lipstick in Spellbound

WOW. That was my first reaction upon receiving these beautiful lashes. They are unlike any other lashes I have ever tried. Not only are they absolutely gorgeous, but they are luxurious, sophisticated, and super sexy. The pair I have are very full and wispy and I was afraid that they would look ridiculous on me. I was wrong! They look surprisingly natural and they don't scream fake. They are not heavy like other lashes I've tried...they are very lightweight and feathery. They are extremely soft to the touch, and the color is a black-brown, making them look even more natural. They are expensive, but I believe that they pay for themselves. If you take proper care of them, they can be used up to 25 times! I would used these  on special occasion to stretch their lifetime. I would definitely purchase these again and again and again!

How do I use Velour Minx Lashes?

- These lashes are aren't your typical lashes. They are extremely high quality and are expensive. You shouldn't treat them like synthetic fiber lashes. Apply one thin coat of mascara and let it dry BEFORE putting your lashes on. This will help keep your minx lashes clean and amazing looking for a lot longer. 

Can I apply mascara on the lashes?

-No. Make sure not to apply mascara directly on the lashes because it can ruin the fur. Apply it before the lashes and let the mascara completely dry. If you take good care of them, they can be worn up to 25 times! Pays for itself!

Can I curl the lashes?

-You sure can! Since they are made of 100% real fur, you can curl them as if they are your own. They hold curl very well.

How do I clean and care for my minx lashes?

-Click here to find out how to care for your lashes.

Here are some photos of the packaging and close ups of the lashes for you guys. These are huge, high resolution pictures so make sure to click them to enlarge to see all the detail!

I really hope you all enjoyed this post and the look that I created! I had a ton of fun with it, and I am sooo in love with these lashes, I highly recommend them. I want to thank Makeupbee and Velour Lashes for letting me be a part of the collaboration. Love you guys, and I hope your weekend was amazing <3