I Love the Holidays Tag!

 Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Holiday Cranberries Makeup Tutorial (Holiday Series)

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
NYX jumbo eye pencil in Cottage cheese
MAC Dazzlelight e/s
MAC Naked Lunch e/s
Bare Escentuals Rose pearl e/s
MAC Cranberry e/s
NYX Burgundy Pearl e/s
MAC Shroom e/s
L'oreal self advancing eye liner in carbon black
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Rimmel the Maxx Volume Flash Mascara
MAC Secret Blush
MAC Modesty Lipstick
MAC Personal Taste Lipglass


Smokey Eye Makeup- Great for a Night Out

 Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Products Used:
Painterly Paint Pot
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha
MAC Quarry e/s
MAC Cork e/s
MAC Satin Taupe e/s
MAC Dazzlelight e/s
MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl
MAC Pearlglide eye liner in Rave
MAC Carbon e/s
Stila Smudge Pot in Black
False Lashes (I don't remember the #)
Nars Blush in Deep Throat
MAC Whirl Lip Liner
NYX lipstick in Thalia
MAC Lip Lacquer in Babied


Neutral Eye Makeup Tutorial

 Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Products Used:

UDPP in Sin
UD Maui Wowie e/s (You can also use MAC Retrospeck)
MAC Kid e/s
UD Smog e/s
MAC Shroom e/s
MAC Fascinating eye kohl
MAC Dazzlelight e/s
L'oreal self advancing eye liner in Carbon Black
MAC Blacktrack eye liner
MAC Plushlash mascara in Plushblack
MAC Refined MSF
MAC Syrup lipstick
MAC She's a Star Lipglass


My Must Have Eye Brushes

 Monday, November 23, 2009

Hey guys, here is the conclusion to my must have face brushes video. In this video I talk about 6 eye brushes that I personally feel are must haves and a few extras that I think are nice to have. Hope you enjoy!


Makeup Tutorial: MAC Antiqued

 Monday, November 16, 2009

Products used:

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC All That Glitters e/s
MAC Mythology e/s
MAC Antiqued e/s
MAC Mylar e/s
MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl
MAC Dazzlelight e/s
MAC Rice Paper e/s
Urban Decay Liquid Eye Liner in Perversion
Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara
MAC Peachykeen Blush
MAC Smooth Merge MSF
Mark mini mark it stick in Apricot
Bare Escentuals buxom lips in Amber


iVi Scents Christmas in November Sale!!

 Sunday, November 15, 2009

In case some of you aren't registered with iVi Scents and aren't receiving Aarin's newsletters, I wanted to make sure that you had a chance to check out iVi Scents this month and take advantage of the Christmas in November sale! To receive 15% off at checkout, use the code: NovemberChristmas
This sale goes through 11/24/09. Also shipping is a flat rate of $6 through this time as well.

Along with the sale, you can check out some of the new iVi Scents, which include Coconut, Dream Cycle, Sweet Pea, & Gates of Heaven. Check out these and more at http://www.iviscents.com


Nail Polish Haul (China Glaze, OPI, ORLY)

 Friday, November 13, 2009

I'm always on the lookout for sales and deals. I am very hesitant to pay full price for certain products, which is why I was really excited to learn about 8ty8beauty supply. If you are looking for some great deals on nail polishes or other nail care products, then you definitely should check out this video!


e.l.f. Sale!

 Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Okay, so I know that I just posted about an e.l.f 50% off sale earlier today...but I just found out something even better! e.l.f is offering 60% off their studio line. Use code: ebnstu60



Sale Alert!!!

I love sales, I mean who doesn't?? In fact, I haven't been buying anything lately unless it is on sale. But then again, when there are sales, especially good ones...I sometimes have a hard time resisting giving in and purchasing a few things. Here are some sales (some are better than others), in case you haven't heard about them... I'll update all sales and deals when I find out about more. Make sure to check back often!!

1. Urban Decay - 30% off sale! Use code:FNFW1 (I'm not sure how long this code is good for) Go to: http://www.urbandecay.com

2. Cherry Culture - 25% off on all eyeshadows. Use code: ES25 (November 10th-November 12th)http://www.cherryculture.com

3. e.l.f. studio line sale - Use code EGSTUDIOX with $20 orders. (Maximum $50 discount) I think this sale isn't going to last much longer...so make sure to check it out before it is too late! http://www.eyeslipsface.com

4. Express clothing - $30 off your $90 purchase (or $20 off $60 purchase, $10 off $30 purchase) Use promo coe: 4343 In store and online. Good through 11/11


Sephora Friends and Family Code

 Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm a little late in posting this, but in case you haven't heard, you still have a few more days to cash in on the Sephora Friends and Family promotion.

The code is: FF2009

You will receive 20% off your entire order. Pretty hard to resist, right? It runs from October 19th through November 2nd.


Hilary Duff Inspired Makeup Tutorial

 Sunday, October 11, 2009

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Josie Maran Fingerpaints in Lovely
MAC Mulch e/s
MAC Kid e/s
MAC Handwritten e/s
MAC Soft Brown e/s
MAC Vanilla pigment
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk
Urban Decay Polyester Bride e/s
L'oreal pencil perfect eyeliner in Carbon Black
Stila eye kajal in Onyx
MAC Carbon e/s
MAC Blacktrack gel liner
MAC Plushlash mascara in Plushblack
False Lashes
MAC Pink Swoon blush
Estee Lauder Exotic Shimmer all over highlighting powder
Rimmel Eastend Snob lipliner
Stila "ulta" mate pink lip glaze


Gray/Purple Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:
NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk
MAC Quarry e/s
MAC Copperplate e/s
MAC Scene e/s
MAC Typographic e/s
MAC Beautiful Iris e/s
MAC Fascinating eye kohl
MAC Dazzlelight e/s
MAC Mylar e/s
MAC Dollymix blush
MAC Porcelain Pink MSF
MAC Buerre creamstick liner
MAC Fabby lipstick
MAC Viva Glam VI special edition lipglass


MAC September Collections

 Tuesday, September 8, 2009

These are the following MAC September Collections: Temptalia.com & Spektra.net have some great information and pictures of these collections. Just click on the links below to see each of the collections. I discuss each of the collections below individually and offer my potential wishlist for each. Hope you find this helpful :)

-MAC in High Def -9/10

MAC in High Def Collection
Okay, so based on looking at this collection it doesn't really seem like MAC is bringing anything really new to the table. The MSF natural, brushes & foundations are all part of the permanent line. The only thing that is limited edition here are the lipsticks and they don't really seem all that unique.

My wishlist: The only thing I am thinking I could get are close to real &/or high-def lipstick. But it all depends upon what they look like in person. I might end up not getting anything at all.

-Fall Trend Collection-9/17

This trend seems to be a collection that is attempting to highlight all the major fall beauty trends that are going on. You will see multiple products in different shades of grey, while featuring mostly dark lipsticks.

My wishlist:
Lipstick: Our Pick
Lipglass: Runway fave

I also might pick up the eyeshadow quad, but it really depends on what the colors look like in person.

-MAC Style Black Collection-9/24

The name of this collection basically describes it all. Black! Lots and lots of black, including black lipstick, black eyeshadows, a black creme colour bases, etc. There is a two part collection that will be released at the same time. The first is style black-colour, which includes the lipstick, eyeshadows, mattenes, glimmerglasses (similar to a dazzleglass), etc.
The second is the Style Black- Face which includes the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator and the Volcanic Thermal Mask as well as two cream colour bases.

My wishlist:
I'm not exactly sure, it really depends on how most of the products look once I see them in person.

Mineralize Eye Shadows- all of these look really cool. But it totally depends on what they are like in person. I especially like the looks of cinderfella, young punk, & blue flame.

Grease Paint stick- I might get this in intense black. I believe it is probably similar to shark skin shadestick.

Cream Colour Base- in Bat Black. This is a burgundy black with pink pearl and it part of the permanent pro line.

I've heard great things about the Volcanic ash exfoliator, but I probably will not get it. My skin is so sensitive as it is.

-Zoom Fast Black Lash-9/24

Basically, this mascara is said to make the lashes look intensely black, while at the same time adding dramatic volume and length. It comes in the shade deepest black.
I think that this mascara sounds really great and I'm excited about it. I think it might become part of their permanent line, so I can't say for sure if I will buy it when it comes out. I might wait a while before purchasing it. We'll see...

MAC Dazzleglass Cremes Collection - 9/24

I'm actually really excited to see what these are like. I like the dazzleglasses a lot, but just not the price. These will be the same price ($18 each). These look so pretty, but I will definitely want to see them in person.
From the pictures, the ones I think I will like best are:
My Favourite Pink
Totally Fab

So that is all of the September MAC Collections. Definitely check these out and feel free to comment below on some of the things that you might be interested in trying out.


Fall Smokey Brown Eye Tutorial

 Friday, September 4, 2009

Products used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
NYX jumbo eye pencil in Cottage Cheese
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Smog
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin
MAC eyeshadow in Kid
MAC eyeshadow in Espresso
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Twice Baked
MAC eyeshadow in Dazzlelight
MAC eyeshadow in Shroom
Stila eye kajal in Onyx
MAC pearglide liner in Black Russian
Urban Decay liquid liner in Perversion
L'oreal Voluminous mascara in carbon black
Milani Luminous blush
MAC lipstick in Viva Glam V
MAC dazzleglass in Bare Necessity


Purus Cosmetics shaliner swatches

 Monday, August 31, 2009

Here are some swatches of the Purus Cosmetics shaliners. Sorry guys, I was hoping that these pics would show up better, but they aren't that great...my camera has kind of been freaking out on me. So they don't really do justice to these colors. For more information on the shaliners check out my previous blog post as well as my youtube video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wr_FaEJLvQ

From left to right: (untouched snow, pale mint, night sea, & midnight forest)

From left to right: (sun kissed, cinnamon tea, coral jewel, & sheer bronze)

From left to right: (crushed amethyst, blackened rose, electrified plum, & party pink)


Purus Cosmetics Shaliners

So far, I have been very pleased these shaliners from Purus cosmetics. They come in a variety of different colors and are highly pigmented, as well as versatile. I find that they go on quite nicely and are easy to blend and work with. Several of these shadows pair perfectly and they can be combined together for several different types of looks. Although I have only used them as eyeshadows, according to the website they can also be used as liner and cheek color. At $5 each, I feel that these are a great deal and worth trying out. If you are unsure as to what colors you may like, you can always order samples for only 1 cent. My only slight draw back to these (which I forgot to mention in my video) is that I've noticed that with some of them, it can be a little difficult to get the shadow into the top of the container. It seems as though some of the shadows are thicker than the holes that they have provided. But that can be fixed easily enough. Anyhow, if you'd like to check these out go to http://www.puruscosmetics.com/



 Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hi guys! Thanks for checking out my blog. I will have some news and updates within the next day or two.


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