Saturday, July 25, 2015

Antarctica Mermaid makeup tutorial

Hey everyone! Yvette here with a new series inspired by mermaids! I know I still need to finish my Disney Villain sugar skull series and I'm in the middle of my back to basics series buuuttt I can't contain myself any longer. Halloween needs to come so I can begin all my spooky makeup tutorials!! To hold me over Ruby and I wanted to have a mermaids of the world makeup series where we create different mermaid looks based on different parts of the world. The first video kicking off this series is Antarctica mermaid!! I wanted her to be in a frozen like state, so I put on white blue grey contacts, cracked ice like scales super white skin with blue accents. Hope you all like it stay tuned for more mermaid looks!!

Full list of products:
Elmers glue to cover brows (not in video)
Urban Decay Eden primer potion
Sephora Ariel palette {flounder, }
Sugarpill Candy Crush eyeshadow
Saucebox Temptation palette {mermaid, aquarama}
Inglot white gel liner
NYX White eye pencil
Snazaroo blue paint
Snazaroo white paint
CAO Cosmetics blush palette
ArtMinds Tourmaline jumbo glitter stacker here 
Dose of Colors Love Potion

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mariachi makeup tutorial (talk thru)

Hey everyone! Yvette here with a cut crease makeup tutorial inspired by mariachi. I love Mexican music and watching mariachi group belt it out always gives me goosebumps. I was filming this makeup tutorial at 3am so if my energy seems a bit low I apologize. I'm still working on my basic series so stay tuned for that. Also, Ruby and I are working on a mermaid makeup series but for now  I hope you all like this makeup look. Enjoy!

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Full list of products:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Auburn Dipbrow (not in video)
NYC Taupe eyebrow pencil (not in video)
MAC Prolongwear Stubborn Brown eyebrow gel  (not in video)
Urban Decay Eden primer potion
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Latte eyeshadow
CAO Cosmetics neutral palette
NYC liquid liner
Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara
Ardell 206 false lashes
NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer (not in video)
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Too Faces Deep Chocolate Soleil bronzer
NARS Taos blush
Becca Rose Gold Highlighter
OCC NSFW pencil
LA Splash Poison Apple liquid lipstick

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dark Emma Swan | Once Upon A Time Makeup

Hey everyone! Ruby here with another makeup look inspired by one of the characters from the show Once Upon A Time. This one is for Emma Swan as The Dark One, or as the first episode of Season 5 titled her, Dark Swan. We last saw Emma risking her happy ending so Regina can finally have hers. At this years Comic Con a clip was released of Emma being held prisoner in what appears to be the Enchanted Forest. I will try and find that clip and link it on this post (GIF down below). Anyways her new look is very different than her normal appearance. Her skin appears to have glimmer dust all over it and her wardrobe is dark and edgy. I for one cannot wait to see Jennifer Morrison playing this new side to Emma Swan and September can't come fast enough! I hope you all enjoyed the makeup look and I will see you all in the next one!

Full list of products:


ABH Dipbrow Pomade - Soft Brown
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
MAC Brow Set - Clear
LA Splash Sealer
MAC Glitter - Reflects Pearl


Milani Eye Primer
Saucebox Batalash Palette - Vanilla, Winter Brown & Cinnamon
Ben Nye Lumiere Palette - Ice
NYX Glitter Liner - Crystal Hip
MAC Glitter - Reflects Pearl
Melt Dark Matter Stack - Enigma & Blur
MAC Eye Pencil - Coffee
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
Ardell Individual Lashes - Short Black


Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation
NYX Tinted Moisturizer
MAC Lutre Drops - Sun Rush
NARS Creamy Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
NYX Blush - Taupe
DUO Clear/White Eyelash Adhesive
MAC Iridescent Loose Powder - Silver Dusk
LA Splash Sealer
Lit Glitter - Barbie Shops size 3
MAC Glitter - Reflects Pearl (not in video just added for pictures)


Milani Lip Pencil - Sugar Plum
Milani Lip Pencil - True Red
LA Splash Lip Couture - Poison Apple

Monday, July 13, 2015

Coral Summer makeup

Hey everyone! Yvette here with a fresh and glowy makeup tutorial with a pop of lip color. I wanted to create a soft summery look but still add that touch of glam with big lashes and bright lips. I just bought the LA Girl matte flat finish pigmented gloss for $3.50 a piece at PHAMExpo and Im in love!! These liquid lipsticks are super inexpensive, pigmented and long lasting. My only concern with them is that they too take a minute to dry and they have this tacky feel to them as they are drying. I'm not sure if its because I'm putting on too much lip balm prior to it or if its just the lipsticks. I need to play with them a bit for to give them a good review. Stay tuned for the blog post, but for now I hope you all enjoy this makeup tutorial!

Full list of products:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Auburn Dipbrow Pomade
MAC Prolongwear Waterproof Stubborn Brown brow gel
NARS Sheer Glow foundation
NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer
Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee
Makeup Geek Latte
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear
MAC Naked lip pencil
Ardell Double Lashes 203
Too Faced Deep Chocolate Soleil
NARS Taos blush
Becca Rose Gold Highlight
MAC Chic Trick
LA Girl Matte flat finish pigmented gloss in Obsess

Friday, July 10, 2015

Hair Care: What is the Best Heat Setting for Your Hair??

Hey everyone! Yvette here with a chatty video all about temperature settings for your hair. If you don't know what is the right heat temperature for your hair this video talks all about it! I talk about what is the right setting for fine, dyed, damaged, coarse, thick, thin and fine hair. Hope you all like it! Enjoy!

LOW HEAT 275°F | 121.1°C
 fine/ thin

 Fine/ thin hair:
•Doesn’t hold styles well
•Can become weighed down with heavy products, causing the hair to look stringy
•Can look thin
•Can break easily because it’s fragile

MEDIUM HEAT 275°F - 350°F | 135°C - 176.6°C
 normal hair

 Normal hair:
• Holds styles fairly well
• Usually looks thick and covers the scalp well
• Is not as prone to breakage as fine hair

HIGH HEAT 350°F & above | 176.6°C & above

Thick / coarse hair:
• Appears full
• Holds styles well
• Can tolerate high heat
• Can be resistant to hair coloring and chemical relaxers

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Updated Eyebrow Routine

Hey everyone! Yvette here with my updated eyebrow routine. If you have crooked ass eyebrows like mine this eyebrow tutorial is for you. I show you some tips on how I make my eyebrows look a little more symmetrical. My technique is pretty much the same from my last video seen here but I use a couple of new products. I;m in love with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Auburn we have a blogpost here if you wanna see more deets. I hope you all like it. Enjoy!

Full list of products:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Auburn
NYC Taupe eyebrow pencil
MAC Prolongwear Waterproof eyebrow gel in Stubborn Brown

Monday, July 6, 2015

melt Dark Matter Stack + NoOd Collection makeup tutorial

Hey everyone! Yvette here with a vampy smoky eye + two lip combos featuring melt cosmetics. Ruby and I went to PHAMExpo last weekend and picked up some goodies from Lora Arrellano and Dana Bomar's makeup line. This was melt's first time selling outside their website and all the girls were super sweet and helpful. We even got the chance to meet Lora and Dana, who are absolutely breathtaking! So when filming this tutorial I was super excited because I like to purchase products from companies that dope like melt. These lipsticks run for $18 and the stacks are $48 at their online only store The pigment on these babies are super creamy and blendable which is always a plus. Stay tuned for swatches! Hope you all enjoy this look.

Full list of products:
NYC Taupe eyebrow pencil (not in video)
MAC Prolongwear Stubborn Brown eyebrow gel (not in video)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Auburn Dipbrow Pomade (not in video)
Urban Decay Eden primer potion
melt dark matter stack
NYC liquid eyeliner
MAC Arena eyeshadow
NYX Black eye pencil
Creme 48 lashes
NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer (not in video)
NARS Sheer Glow foundation (not in video)
MAC Pro longwear powder (not in video)
Kat Von D shade and light contour palette (not in video)
Becca Rose Gold highlighter (not in video)
MAC Mahogany lip pencil
melt NoOd lipstick
melt Catsuit lipstick

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Saucebox Cosmetics Batalash Palette Review & Swatches

Hey everyone Ruby here with an exciting review on the Saucebox Batalash palette! We pre-ordered this palette and when it finally arrived we were so excited that it was the exact same quality of the other Saucebox palettes. They are so buttery in texture and incredibly pigmented. The pan sizes are HUGE which is why I think they are so worth every penny. This palette is limited edition so get it while you can here. This palette costs $60 and you get 4 grams in each eyeshadow pan. While a MAC shadow costs $10 and has 1.3 grams in each pan. You do the math (hint Saucebox is giving you one heck of a deal!) The swatches down below are without a primer underneath. WITH a primer, forget about it, they are even more gorgeous! Saucebox and the Batalash girls did a beautiful job with this palette and I'm hoping for more collabs with amazing artists in the future! I hope you all enjoy the review! I'll talk to you all in the next one!

 Top Row: Vanilla, Winter Brown, Cinnamon & Lace Noir
Bottom Row: Enigma, Electro, Popper & Nova

L to R: Vanilla, Winter Brown, Cinnamon & Lace Noir
L to R: Enigma, Electro, Popper & Nova


Intensely pigmented and they feel so dang smooth
They blend beautifully
The 3 metallic ones on the bottom row are to die for
Popper is a matte shadow with tiny flecks of glitter. Maybe more of a sheen. Idk it's gorgeous!
While swatching Lace Noir got a little patchy but when I applied it on my eyes it went on without any problems. It's not as intense as the Saucebox Black Widow but it still is very nice black.
The pans can be taken out of the palette and are labeled on the bottom
Vanilla is too light to put under my brow but I've been using it to highlight my tear duct
Winter Brown has a green undertone
The palette closes magnetically
Because they're soft they can nick easily

Score: 10/10
There isn't one thing I 
dislike about this palette.

*This palette was purchased with my own money