Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Makeup by One Direction: The Looks Collection & GIVEAWAY!

Makeup lovers and One Direction fans alike will be so excited for what I'm about to show you!

The Looks Collection is the new collection of Makeup by One Direction that is coming to stores this August! It has 3 keepsake tins inspired by each One Direction album- Up All Night, Take Me Home, and Midnight Memories!
Each tin has a different theme to it to help you achieve a different look- are you a rock'n'roll type? A fun party girl? Or perhaps the girl next door look is what you're going for! Either way there's something for you, complete with illustrations in each tin to help you achieve the right look.

The cool part is that each Limited Edition tin comes with One Direction doodle stencils so you can decorate you tin and make it unique to your style!

This line will be available worldwide, and starting in the US!
First it will be available at Macy's on August 11th
Then, on August 25th you can find it at Stage Stores, Dillards, Beauty Brands & Lord and Taylor.

International release dates are yet to be determined. I'm not sure if these collections will be available online at the above retailers but I hope they are!

Each tin comes with: a lipgloss, lipstick, eyeshadow quad, chubby pencil, mascara, stencils, and nail polish. Literally everything you need to make a complete look!



I don't know the price point of these makeup tins yet, but since it comes with SO much I can't imagine the price will be unreasonable. You can make a whole look using just the tin, not to mention the tin itself is a collectible!

Info on each individual tin can be found below:

Which one is your favorite? I honestly can't choose! I like Take Me Home but I also like Up All Night!

The coolest part to me is the lipgloss- lip gloss that changes color under UV light? GENIUS! I want one of those for sure!

Now for the fun part- the giveaway! Make sure you read the official rules because this giveaway is not run by me. I am hosting this giveaway courtesy of Brandbacker! I'm not being compensated in any way but I really wanted to give my readers a chance to win something from this awesome makeup collection!

You can find this collection on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection
You can also check out the hashtags #Makeupby1d #thelookscollection #markwins

This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only- sorry international readers!
GOOD LUCK!


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Are you excited? Did you enter! Don't forget to spread the word and increase your chances of winning! Good luck guys!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

4th of July makeup- red white and blue cut crease


4th of July may have been weeks ago but that doesn't mean I'm done talking about it!
The truth is that I will probably never be one of those bloggers that posts their makeup/nails for an event..before the actual event happens. I mean let's just be real I don't know what I'm wearing until I put it on my face on my way out the door!

So here's what I came up with for July 4th this year. A totally predictable red, white, and blue cut crease


Pretty patriotic looking, eh?


This look came to life thanks to my Sugarpill @#$%! pressed eyeshadow (red), Nyx Jumbo pencil in Milk and Wet n Wild white from I <3 Matte 8-pan (white) and Chella indigo eyeliner (blue).


Then I completed the look with Nyx soft matte lip cream in Amsterdam


This was definitely a very tricky cut crease since white is obviously very easy to mess up!! So I'm pretty proud of myself for keeping it white!


Once again I must comment that the Chella eyeliner is extremely difficult to use. I discovered this is because the liquid does not come out when you first press down, so this makes it difficult to make an even and straight line because you actually have to put the pen down ahead of where you want to start, for the line to show up where you want it.


All in all I was feeling very festive!

Now here's some bonus pictures of me messing around with some sparklers! You can kinda see my outfit in these pictures which is, of course, very festive at all.



For what it's worth the top is from Target from 2 years ago that I got on clearance for $3 and kept saving for July 4th. Well I missed last July 4th because I couldn't find it so I finally got to wear it this year!
And the red pants are from Kmart.
I live on a budget, yo.

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Independence Day! Did you do any festive makeup for the holiday?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Birthday Makeup part 2: as close to neutral that I get


I know it's a few weeks late now but I'm still gonna show part 2 of my birthday makeup (and yes, there is a part 3 coming!)

The weekend before my birthday I decided to go out to a local bar (club?) for sink or swim night and dancing.
I am terribly sad that in all the excitement, I didn't get a picture of my outfit even though I was pretty stoked on it. However I did take a picture when I was trying on the outfit.
Skirt and crop top both from Target Juniors section
Anyway I decided to do somewhat simple makeup because I had a really busy patterned top on.

This is basically as close to neutral makeup that I get. I stuck to more neutral colors but added a pop of mint green in the corner.

Of course, that still wasn't enough color so I put on purple lips to complete the look.


I did an ombre lip similar to the ones I've been rockin sporadically since easter. MAC Punk couture is on the outside but I can't remember what I used for the inside.


Anyway I should have done something darker or brighter to make it more noticeable in the dark.

We ended up not staying long and decided to walk down the street to a Gamestop. It's basically a big arcade for adults with a bar and everything. We only had a little more than an hour to spend there before they closed, but we had a lot of fun! My boyfriend and I were able to rack up a ridiculous amount of tickets to spend. We traded them in for candy, tattoos, and a rhinestone covered princess wand for yours truly.

After that, we finished the night up by going back to the bar for a few more drinks before last call.
On our way back to the bar we passed another bar that was blasting NSYNC and to be honest that was the highlight of my night.

All in all it was an unexpected birthday celebration but I had fun!


This picture is shown with flash.

I ended out the night with my boyfriend sneakily requesting We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus and dedicating it to me for my birthday. Then the lights came up and it was time to go home!

I ended up having a great pre-birthday weekend, even if my makeup WAS on the boring side ;)
EmberDarling