Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Busy Weeks

     Sorry I haven't posted much this week. The video I had planed to upload yesterday didn't work out as planned. The file was corrupt so it wouldn't upload to YouTube. Plus I had already deleted the video from both my camera and computer. It's been yet another busy week. Last week I got stuck working everyday, this week is also busy but not as dreadful. I have a lot of Senior stuff to do. Yesterday was my last band concert and tomorrow night is one of the awards nights. Today I had work and I have work on Friday :( But Saturday is Prom!!!! Guys I am so excited for prom and that I get to this amazing experience with you. There will be a video up next week with pictures and a few video clips. Hope you guys understand that this is a busy time for me being a Senior and it being the end of school, with a few projects due.
I will be back next week, I promise, Rose

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Prom: Makeup

Dear Beautiful,
     I have gone back and forth on how to do my make up for prom. I have finally decided and I think this is the perfect look for me. It's not too dramatic and not too simple. Just like my dress. I hope you guys enjoy this video and find it useful.

Reminder: You don't have to be going to prom to wear this look. The best place to wear it is out. Whether it be any type of party, out to dinner with your friends, or just anywhere you find it appropriate.

The (enormous amounts of) Products I Used
Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Original'
Mac Paint Pot in 'Bare Study'
Covergirl eyeshadow in 'Champagne' & 'Brown Smolder'
Still eyeshadow in 'Karat' & 'Coco'
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in 'Zero'
L'Oreal Linear Intense 
Maybelline Colossal Lash mascara
Maybelline One by One mascara

Bad Gal

Dear Beautiful,
     My experiences with high end mascaras hasn't been overwhelmingly amazing. Now they weren't horrible but I didn't find that they were worth the money. Except for the Benefit Bad Gal Lash. It's just amazing. I was able to get my hands on a sample size and used it til there was absolutely nothing left. I even went out and bought the mascara the day I finished it. It lengths, separates, curls and adds volume to my eye lashes. That is one product that does everything. I don't even have to curl my eyelashes before I use it. The mascara isn't clumpy and doesn't take long to put it on. It's super easy to work with, there is no need to constantly run the brush through to make the lashes separate. I love this mascara even more than I love my colossal lash. And you guys know that I swear by that mascara, so for me to say I love this more takes a lot. This is a really great product that is great for anyone. It takes to seconds to put on and does wonders for your lashes. I fully recommend this product to anyone that is looking for an amazing high end mascara.

  Stay beautiful, Rose

Monday, May 21, 2012

Masked Girl

Dear Beautiful,
     I put up my skin care video the other day and there was no face mask in the video. This is because I have no face mask that I use constantly, go out and buy when its done, or love. I seem to just drift between whatever face mask I have a sample of or find in medicine chest. A few months ago, I was sent a Pangea  Organics face mask. I had used a toner from them once before and loved it. I really want to get my hand on more of their products.

     The mask I tried was Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry, which is for all skin types. One of the thing I love about their products is right on the package they have a list of things this product will do. I can sum this product up in one word, amazing, but I will go into more detail. This mask you put on your face and leave it there for 10-20 minutes while it dries. I normally hate masks like that because they always smell bad. And when looking at the greenish mud looking mixture your putting on your face you would assume that for this one as well. However it surprising smells fresh, almost like pine needles. So while you sit there waiting for it to dry your not completely grossed out by the smell.

Me with the mask on
     To get it off you wet your hands and rub in upward motions. When I read you had to rub it with wet I thought it wont work, just spread the product around further. If it is completely dry it will begin to make little tiny balls and come off your face easily. When I got it off my face, my skin felt refreshed and super clean. Also really soft and moisturizer. I didn't really need to put on moisturizer, but of course I did just to be safe. Though it is $40, I find this product worth it. My skin felt amazing afterwards, and you only use a tiny bit each time. I have a 1 FL OZ sample and I'm pretty sure I can get about 8 or 10 uses out of it. So if the full size is 4 FL OZ there should be about 35 uses in there.

 Stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wear the Rainbow

Dear Beautiful, 

     T-shirts are great for the summer. Thin, lose ones that allow air in that way you wont get too hot. When I was in forever21 the other day I found some great v-neck and crew necks. I bought about 10 while I was there.
     They were only $5 each. I think the crew neck one was $6, but even then how can u complain. I got one in all my favorite colors while I was there. They are perfect for anything. They fit just a little bit lose and have a bit of stretch. Plus there light but not thin so you can't see your bra underneath. To me these are a steal and great for summer. If I were you I would go get a few in my favorite color.

Stay beautiful, Rose

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Skin Care

Dear Beautiful,
     I don't have perfect skin, no one does. But I have come pretty close to it. So I wanted to share with you my tips and tricks along with my products.

        Products Mentioned: 

  • Sephora Instant Eye Make Remover
  • CVS Cleansing Make up Removing Towelettes  
  • Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Face Wash Pink Grapefruit Cream Cleanser
  • Sephora Face Brush
  • Lush Eau Roma Water Toner
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
  • Clinique Acne Solution Spot Healing Gel
Stay beautiful, Rose

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

5 minute make up

Dear Beautiful,
     I filmed this video as I was on my way to school because this is what I wear to school most of the time. It's a really simple, easy look that I love to wear. I hope you guys love it as much as I do.

The products I used- 
Mac Paint Pot in 'Bare Study'
Stila eyeshadow in 'Prize'
Cover girl eyeshadow in 'Champagne'
Essence eyeliner in white
Maybelline Colossal Lash

Stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May Birchbox

Dear Beautiful,
       I apparently got my May Birchbox a few days ago, but only found it in my brother rooms yesterday. This month had a Gossip Girl inspired theme. The outside box is black, there was little sleeve with the skyline on the outside and the inside had yellow wrapping paper. I thought it was really cute idea and it's a really great show.

   The outside                                                                              The sleeve                                                  

   Whats Inside:
- Diorshow Extase
-Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
- Miracle  skin Transformer Body SPF20 in Glow
- Shu Uemura Clensing Oil Shampoo
- Note card, mine gold

Stay beuatiful, Rose

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Get To Know Me Tag...

Dear Beautiful, 
     I wasn't tagged to do this but I wanted to. This way I can let you know a bunch of cool, random things about me. I tag everyone that has a blog to do it. If you don't, pick a question you like and leave it in the comments below. Oh and if you do it on your blog please leave me the link below. 

The Rules:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus the eleven facts about you.
3. Choose eleven people and link them in your blog.
4. Go to their page and tell them. 
5. No tag backs.
6. You legitimately have to tag.

11 Facts About me:
1. My middle name is Noelle, because My birthday is near Christmas.

2. My eyes are technically blue, but tend to be more gray. 

3. I have freckles everywhere!!! and it get's worse in the sun.

4. I'm only 5'1 feet tall.

5. I have no real favorite color. It's always switching.

6. Sweets are not my thing. I love salty snacks. 

7. I never gain weight. I constantly eat all day, every day, the junkiest food ever. 

8. For 12 years I danced, at least 2 times a week. Recently I just completely stopped. (I miss it)

9. I didn't actually grow hair on my head til I was about 4 years old.

10. I was a huge tomboy a little girl and still prefer guy friends over girl friends, sometimes. 

11. I play 2 instruments. (Clarinet and Saxophone)

Our Questions to taggers:       

1. What song describes your life right now? 
Good Life by One Republic
I seem to be traveling a lot and having so much fun with all of my friends. It has been a great 2 years!

2. What are 3 words that describe your style?
comfortable cute layers

3. If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
Criminals (of any kind)

4. What is the cheapest gas price you can remember? 
Um, I never payed attention maybe like $3

5. Who is the celebrity you'd most like to be best friends with?
Emma Stone or Jenifer Lawrence. They both seems really funny and goofy and that's how I am.

6. What's the funniest thing you did as a kid that your parents still talk about to this day ?
Cut my hair. I used to do it all the time and still do.

7. If you could be an ice cream flavor, what would you be?
Rocky Road

8. When do you feel your sexiest?
When I have a cute dress and a pair of super high heels on. Don't forget the make up and hair.

9. What is your favorite line from any movie?

10. If you were a super hero, what would be your superpower?
To fly

11. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
Take out my retainers and put on my glasses.

My questions:
1. Whats your middle name?
2. What do you wanna do when you grow up?
3. A place you would like to visit?
4. Favorite outfit?
5. The color of your room?
6. Favorite snack?
7. 3 words to describe your best friend.
8. Dream date
9. Three make up products you can't live without
10. Favorite pair of shoes 

  Stay beautiful, Rose

Friday, May 11, 2012

DIY Brush Cleaner

Dear Beautiful, 
     I use my brushes everyday, which means I need to clean the frequently. I have never actually bought a brush cleaner, I didn't see the point. Instead I use products that I have in my house. All you need is olive oil, baby body wash and paper towels. 
     The first thing I do is pour olive oil on a plate ( the amount depends on how many brushes your doing but you can start out with a little and add more). Dip the brush in the olive oil and rub the brush on a paper towel until no more make up comes off it. This will deep clean the brushes and remove all make up. 
     Once done with that rinse with baby body wash. This will remove all the oil and left over make up and leave them soft. Shape the brushes and leave them to dry on a paper towel. 

Stay beautiful, Rose 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hunger Games: Cinna

Dear Beautiful,
      While reading the books I thought Cinna's make up sounded so cool. So when I finally saw it on screen, I thought I want eyeliner just like that. I bought myself a gold eyeliner, played around a bit and here is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy.

What I used:
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Pimer Potion
  • Stilla eyeshadow in 'Coco' 
  • Sephora eyeshadow in 'Universal Beige' 
  • NYX Studio Liquid Liner in 'Extreme Gold'
  • Covergirl liquilineblast in brown
  • Sephora gold eyelash curler 
  • Maybelline Colossal lash in 'Glam Black'

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Prom: My Dress!!!

Dear Beautiful,
     I have debated on whether or not to show my dress yet. I wanted to make it the last prom post but I can't put it off anymore. My last two posts don't make sense without you knowing what my dress looks like. So here it is, I hope you all like it. The brand is Ted Baker and the color is Ecru. I didn't want to go with a print but when I saw this one I couldn't help myself. It caught my eye the second I saw it and it was the only one i tried on. I fell in love instantly and still love it. I can't wait to wear it, finally.

Stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Not Your Mothers

Dear Beautiful,
     Everyone wants to have beachy waves for the summer. You can braid your hair, use salt water sprays in your hair or just let it dry naturally if that's how it dries. My hair naturally dries wavey but I wanted to see if I could get it a bit wavier. I ordered Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt spray about a year ago, for last summer. I tried it a few times and hated it. I have tried it many times in between and still hate it. I tried spraying a lot and a little and everything in between. I have braided my hair and put it up in a bun while the product was in it. Every time it makes my hair sticky and stringy and straight. Not what I want it to be. Yes I know salt water will make your hair sticky and stringy, however it doesn't make my hair wavey. Its not worth it, if my hair isn't the least bit wavey. When I let my hair dry naturally it's actually wavier. So I feel that for a person with straighter hair than mine will have no luck. I don't like this product and don't recommend it to anyone, for me it was a waste of $6.
  Stay beautiful, Rose

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Shady Lady

Dear Beautiful,

     It's already spring and the sun is shining beautifully outside. Though we all lose the sun, it's not always great for your body. We are all well aware of the damages the sun does to your skin. It can cause your skin to become wrinkly faster and even worse, cause cancer. The best thing a person can do is always wear sunscreen on your face and on days that you know you will be outside for more than an hour wear sunscreen all over. Now you don't have to slather on SPF 60 but don't go out without protection. On days that I know I will be out for a long time I wear SPF 10 and reapply about every hour and a half.
     The sun can also damage your eyes. You can actually get cancer in your eye. Statistics show that people with blue or light eyes are more likely to get this kind of cancer from the sun. I have blue eyes and I take the one precaution I can when it comes to this, wearing sunglasses. Its so easy to do I think everyone should do it regardless of their eye color. There super stylish and you can get a great pair for $3.50 at forever 21. I like these better than my Ray-Bans.

  Stay Beautiful, Rose