Thursday, May 21, 2015

Makeup MAYhem Day 21: Get To Know Me!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Makeup MAYhem Day 20: Stranded on an Island...

Today, my mom posed the question to me while I was working on another post about what three makeup things (minus sunscreen) would I want to have with me if I was stranded on an island.  I had to really think about it because you want to have a full face  available just in case some cute guy(or girl) in a boat comes to your rescue, right? Well here are my three things but now I pose the question to you, what would you take and why?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Makeup MAYhem Day 17: 50 Facts About Me!

Hello Stars and welcome to Makeup MAYhem Day 17.  I know today was supposed to be a video but being sick and all that made filming quite difficult, so I switched days and the video "My Favorite Non-Makeup Things" will be going up tomorrow and this is going up today, err, tonight.  So, fifty facts about me that you may or may  not know- let's get started!
1. I am only 4'9"
2. I will be 22 at the end of June
3. I have no siblings (except my pets)
4. I have had three dogs in my lifetime.
5. I try to stay away from the norm.
6. I have Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), a condition that causes brittle bones.
7.  I went to an all women's college.
8.  I got early acceptance/early decision to college in October of my Senior year of high school.
9. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Performance on May 10, 2014 in Columbia, MO.

10. While I still act, I have transitioned to being a certified makeup artist, sound designer, prop master, director, and stage manager.
11. Compared to most YouTube beauty 'gurus', I don't have many makeup or hair products.
12. All of my makeup fits in two drawers.
13. My top three favorite makeup things are mascara, blush, and eye palettes.
14. My nail polish and other nail things are stored in a large canvas box.
15. I have two Instagram accounts, a professional account and a personal account. (I'd love you forever if you followed both!)
16. I almost died in 2005 when I got Toxic Shock Syndrome because of my first back rodding surgery.
17.  I have broken 46 bones that I know of.
18. I have had 20 orthopedic surgeries, 21 if you count my tonsils.
19. I have to write in colored pens in my journal and I can't use the same color on two days back to back.
20. I have seasonal allergies
21. I am allergic to Tincture of Benzione
22. I have a tattoo on my right wrist that I got in August of '13.
23. My tattoo is a semi-colon with the meaning of 'The end is where we start from'.

24. I knit normally as well as doing loom knitting.  I prefer loom knitting.
25. I wear a woman's shoe size 4/5
26. I have two favorite colors: Pink and Cerulean Blue
27. I used to be a door to door sales person
28. The first show I was a lead in was called "A Long Walk To Forever"
29. This year's fractures in my left leg were the first time I got the chance to have colored casts.
30. My favorite plays are The Importance of Being Earnest, The Hologram Theory, and The House of Blue Leaves.  My favorite musicals are Kinky Boots, The Who's Tommy, and Next to Normal.

31. I LOVE watching YouTube videos about beauty and diy (duhhhh)
32. I've nevver been a morning person but I'm learning to become one.
33. My mom surprised me one Christmas with a Coach bag.
34. I am not tied down to any facial cleansers, toners, serums, or lotions- I switch up my products often.  Right now I'm using Body Shop products but I have Soap and Glory products waiting in the wings.
35. I love finding deals and good clearance items (Target $1 section, anyone?)
36. I love my planner.  It's a normal one I got from Target.
38. I use calligraphy.
39. My favorite band is The Who.
40. I have seen The Who live at the Hollywood Bowl as well as their rock opera Tommy (where Alice Ripley played the mom)
41. I learned how to edit videos with Premiere Pro but then switched to Wondershare.
42. I have never done an official Project 10 Pan.
43. Since I started blogging and vlogging, I've gotten better about using up products.
44. My favorite TV shows are Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, Torchwood, and Father Brown.
45. My first airplane ride was when I was six months old to Baltimore, MD to see family.
46. I own a pair of Doctor Who Union Jack boxers.
47. Henry, my current dog, is the third we've rescued but the first one we have adopted from a shelter.
 48. I am a Cancer, so I'm a very emotional person.
49. I have a total of six piercings, five in my ear and one in my nose.
50. I have directed a fully blown play called The How and The Why by Sarah Treem

 BONUS: 51. I run 5k's.

 That's it folks, that's all there is to know.  I even added pictures, I wasn't going to do that.  I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did coming up with all of the facts :)  What's something about you that you'd like to share? I'd love to hear! XOXO

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Makeup MAYhem Day 16: Some of the Most Underrated Products

I had a lot of trouble just picking a few of what I believe to be underrated products so I picked a lot.  I picked so many, though, that I had to make a collage because otherwise it would be the most picture heavy post you have ever seen me do.  This post is going to show you what I think is underrated and I'll at least mention each product and why I love it, which is the reason I would think it should be recognized more.  Not being in marketing, I can't tell you why they aren't as loved as other things so I won't be saying why they're underrated, just that I think they are.
I have a good plethora of things that are underrated and the biggest thing is the shimmer lotion in the scent A Thousand Wishes.  I didn't even know they had this product until I saw it in the Bath and Body Works shop a few months back.  The scent is what I believe is underrated.  It is absolutely delicious and has quickly become one of my favorite scents by the company.  I would like to get the body wash next.  The next object is the Rimmel bronzer.  Now, I love it because I'm very fair and it's hard to find a bronzer that works with my skin without making me look orange or muddy.  This does just that, it's got a nice shimmer to it and is more golden brown than tan or orange brown.  It's just the perfect thing.  Next up on the block is the contour brush by ELF, now this may be underrated now but definitely give it time and it will be up there with people's favorite ELF brushes like the 'C' brush.  It's brand new to the studio brush line but is absolutely amazing for stamping on your contour shade.
Now I, like many, are skeptical of NYC shadows because they look very cheap and chalky but this maroon palette I bought from them is just absolutely beautiful.  The darker colors are super pigmented and create a very nice smokey look.  This should definitely be something that should be flying off the shelves.  Another thing that initially flew off shelves but has since stopped is the Ulta contour and highlighting kit.  People may think that it would be bad quality because it is Ulta brand and, let's face it, their brand is not known for their quality or at least it wasn't.  This is the most versatile contour palette with two shimmery highlighters and four contour/bronzer shades.  It is absolutely beautiful and wonderful and you need it in your life right now.
The Wet n' Wild eyeshadow primer was the big surprise in this list.  I find it to be as good as my Urban Decay primer when it comes to giving my eyeshadows color vibrancy.  The Revlon PhotoReady concealer is something that everyone should have for the days when they have a really red monster zit because you put this over it and you can't spot the zit anymore.  It's not cakey or heavy but it is a full coverage concealer.  The Intense Shine palette is on this list because I have never heard or seen anyone, even those who love City Color, talk about it.  The colors are absolutely pigmented and they are the most beautiful jewel tones I have ever seen.  Now, the NARS nail polish really surprised me because, come on, it's NARS! My nails like to chip two hours after I've put polish on but not this brand.  Nope.  It stays on for a good long while and looks stunning whilst doing so, so go and get yourself some NARS polish, like, yesterday.
I just realized how long this post is going to be, so imagine me saying I love each product that is left (which I do) and that I am shocked I don't hear more about it.  Just, try these products. Trust me, you won't (or at least I hope) be disappointed.  What are some products that you think are underrated? XOXO
Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be YOU!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Makeup MAYhem Day 14: Clairsonic Mia REVIEW!

This is the Clairsonic Mia, first edition, in hot pink.  It costs $100 dollars.  Supposedly, it's supposed to be the best face cleansing tool out there but is it? Keep on reading to see my thoughts on the product and if it was worth saving to buy and if it's truly worth all of the hype...