Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!


Wishing you all a happy holiday season! Stay healthy, happy and safe! I'll be back with new looks and more exciting things soon...Take care<3




Love,
Veronica & Jon 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Favorite Bloggers Showcase!

I think it is safe to say that most of us here in the blogging world are always looking for new and inspiring bloggers...am I right, or am I right? You can never have enough people on your list to admire! If you've been looking for some awesome new reads with talented people, then look no further. I have gathered my all time favorite bloggers (with some new, and recently discovered ones as well). 

Gotta spread the love!

I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do...I'm positive that you will not be disappointed!

Let's get to it! In no particular order...




Sonja is one of the first people I started following when I started blogging back in May. She provides STUNNING high quality and detailed photos of her beautiful looks. My favorites tend to be her flawless smokey eye looks. A lot of her looks are inspired by nature, which I absolutely love. She also posts detailed reviews and swatches, and just recently started making video tutorials. Check her out, you won't regret it!



Meredith is another one of the very first people I started following and has also been there rooting for me from the very beginning! In her own words, she is my "#1 Stalker Fan", haha. She is remarkably talented, and I have had the pleasure to have collaborated with her multiple times. She is a blast, has a very well written and put together blog. Her looks never, ever disappoint and her photos are incredibly sharp, and beautiful. Video tutorials are also provided. Also, you MUST check out her "Game of Thrones" series!

Kassie from www.unique-desire.com:

Kassie is so talented, and has the most piercing blue eyes I have ever seen! She is a total sweetheart, and is only in high school, is very mature for her age, and is just great all around. We have a lot of similar interests as well. Love this girl, and her work. Make sure you check out her Disney Princess Series and Sailor Moon Series...they are incredible! Kassie also makes video tutorials!


Dawn from makeupbysiryn.com:

Dawn is totally awesome! Her blog is mainly focused on creating looks that are inspired by comics, anime, etc. Her blog is unique, fun and definitely creative. Her looks are always well thought out and put together too. Also, we have developed a great friendship over the past couple of months. I have also collaborated with Dawn in the past, and definitely will again in the futute!



I love reading Mandy's blog and I adore her EOTD/LOTDs, Her looks are more one the wearable side, but still offer a punch of fierceness. Her photos of swatches are on point, and her reviews are very detailed. I think she absolutely gorgeous too!

Natalie from URBANELYDECAYED

This chick needs to be working on movie sets! Her works is spectacular, and so damn creative and unique. I first came across her on MakeupBee and have been hooked ever since. She also has fabulous NOTDs. If you ever need an ounce of inspiration, then head on over to her blog!


Hilary is another talented young girl who comes up with gorgeous looks every time she posts. She is currently doing a 30 day makeup challenge and each one so far has been stunning! 


Ailah provides beautiful, wearable looks that are sure to make a statement. She also does step-by-step picture tutorials, swatches and reviews! I totally envy her lips too, lol!

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*Newest & Recently Discovered Favorites!*

Karolina from grzee.blogspot.com:

I just recently found Karolina on MakeupBee a couple of days ago and I am seriously blown away by her talent and amazing makeup application! She also has great nail designs. She is from Poland, so you might need to use Google translate. Totally worth the rough translation!


Ana's work of art is out of this world! She specializes in special fx, fantasy and dramatic makeup, but has wearable works as well. Why isn't she working in Hollywood again? This chick is UNBELIEVABLE. When I first saw her Frank Miller Sin City inspired look, I literally had to do a double take and pick my jaw up from the floor. It looks like a drawing! Insane. 


Elin is from Norway and she is 100% pure TALENT. Her specialty is special fx makeup as well and she is pretty damn good at it. She should be getting paid good money for the things she does. She also is amazing at wearable looks as well. It is pure art, and you will be amazed by her work, trust me! 


Cecilie is a sweet and talented young girl also from Norway. Her looks are always super fun, colorful and glittery! She's also known for adorning her her brows with cute glitter and decals. There is never a dull moment with her looks. They surely are creative, and are total eye candy!  

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So there you guys have it! I have other favorites as well, but that would've made an almost infinite post! Maybe I'll do a part 2 some time in the near future. Who are YOUR favorite bloggers? Please share them with me, I'd love to discover even more talent. 

I hope you all had an amazing weekend. Take care!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Silver Lining

Hey, hey, hey! TGIF, right?! Is it just me, or is this month going by at the speed of light? This year deserves a speeding ticket. Funny how time goes by so slowly when you're a kid, and now all you want for Christmas is more time on the clock! Oh well...C'est la vie!

Here I have yet another holiday appropriate look with one of my all time favorite combos: silver and pink! It's fun, yet elegant in my opinion. The eye look is pretty simple to do as well. All you need are white, silver and black shadows (shimmers look best for the holidays) and some simple blending. These are probably the easiest colors to blend, since they are monochromatic. Add some glitter (of course) for an even more sparkly, look-at-me gaze!








FACE:
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in N4

EYES:
  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
  • Hard Candy Eyeshadow Duo in Bad Reputation
  • NYX Eyeshadow in Dune
  • NYX Eyeshadow in Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero
  • Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara in Extreme Black
  • Ardell Lashes

CHEEKS:
  • ELF Studio Blush in Pink Passion

LIPS:
  • Lime Crime Lipstick in Centrifuchsia 
“Clouds may come, but clouds must go, and they all have a silver lining. For behind each cloud you know, the sun, or moon, is shining.”
I really hope you guys enjoy this look! I know it's a bit simple, but I've been in a creative rut lately. Don't you just hate that? I need some inspiration! 

Anyway, on a more personal note...I am so glad that I am pretty much done with gift shopping! I love buying gifts for people, but I hate the crowds! I wish I would've started sooner, then I could have ordered everything online without them risking being late!

I also have a couple of gifts under the tree from my hubby and I am desperately trying to figure out what they are, but I'm stumped! Womp womp.

I hope you are all doing well and that your holiday shopping is going according to plan! Have a safe and fun weekend guys! MUAH!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Please take a moment to vote for my looks on MakeupBee!

Hey guys! I hope you all had a spectacular weekend It's a beautiful rainy day here in Los Angeles...I love it!

Anyway, I really need your help! MakeupBee is currently holding a holiday look contest and the grand prize is a $500 gift card to Sephora! How amazingly awesome is that?! In order to win said prize, I need you guys to 'LIKE' my Elusive Epiphany look on there, and my Sugar & Spice look (blog post coming soon for that one!). It is super quick and easy to sign up (you can even just connect your facebook account to make it even quicker). Then, to vote, all you need to to is click the like button by the pink heart (not the fb like, those do not count), and that's it!

....Pwease? :3

It would really mean the world to me if you voted for my looks. If you do decide to, thank you in advance...you rock. Also, if I win the 1st or 2nd prize, I will be purchasing something for you all and host a giveaway to show my endless appreciation. I would not be where I am without you guys...so thank you!

Click the following links to vote for me:
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Elusive Epiphany

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
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SUGAR & SPICE



THANKS A MILLION!
<3


Friday, December 2, 2011

Demure Drama

Hello, my lovebugs! I have a little bit of a different look for you all today. A friend of mine asked me to create a look that was simple and wearable, yet dramatic (at least to me). I created a double winged cat eye with some glitter on top, a defined crease and bold, in your face cherry red lips. It's definitely a modern twist to the classic pinup look. This look is highly customizable as well. You can wear a different lip color (hot pink or fuchsia would be stellar), lose the double line, or skip the glitter. Sometimes, the simplest looks can make the biggest statement. All you need is a kick-ass attitude and a smile that kills....





FACE:
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light 10
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC20

EYES:
  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Buck
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Vigin
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Creep
  • Wet N WIld Liquid Liner in Black
  • Fright Night Glitter Liner in Black
  • Love & Beauty Glitter Liner in Silver
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Pure White
  • Fright Night Lashes in Charmed
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Black

CHEEKS:
  • Maybelline Mineral Blush in True Peach

LIPS:
  • Lime Crime Lipstick in Glamour 101


There you have it! I really do hope you all liked this look. I actually wore this out the other night and people loved it. The glitter truly makes it different from other winged looks. 

Anyway, Happy December...enjoy the final month of 2011 guys. Be safe, happy and healthy!
<3