Monday, August 31, 2015

Life with Red Hair ♡ Do's & Dont's + Must Have Products

Hey everyone! Yvette here with a video all about red hair. From dye, to bleach to my must have products. I kind of wanted to make this video like a "what people don't tell you about red hair" talk thru. I go in depth about things to do and ingredients plus activities to stay away from. I ramble A LOT so everything mentioned will be linked on our blog. I hope you all like it. Enjoy!


What dye do you use?
  • When I first dyed my hair I used Pravana Vivids Red dye. I stopped using it because it would fade quickly and fade dull
  • Then I switched to Special Effects Dye to Nuclear Red. I like this dye because the color lasts but this color specifically was too orange for my complexion.
  • Now I used Devilish with a little bit of Blood Red

Did you have to bleach your hair?
  • Yes! I use 
Can you go to waterparks?
  • Yes but you have to wear a shower cap or swimmers cap because as soon as your hair touches the water all the dye will run
  • The chlorine strips your hair color

How do you keep your hair healthy?
  • Aragan oil & treatments
  • Hair Masks
  • Never use heat (blow dryer, curling wand, etc)
  • Dont use anything that says volumizing (theres a chemical in there that strips your color)
  • Use anything that has protein fillers in it
  • Stay away from SULFATE (like Head and Shoulders it will strip your color)

How do you keep your color so vibrant?
  • I never wash my hair maybe every 3-6 days I'll wash it
  • I use products for color treated hair
  • I add a bit of dye in my conditioner (every 3-4 week)
  • I only wash my hair in FREEZING COLD water

What are your favorite products?
  • Dye: Special Effects here
  • Bleach: Paul Mitchell Synchro Lift here
  • Developer: Paul Mitchell Cream Developer 20 here
  • Shampoo & Conditioner: Matrix Total Results Color Care here
  • Shampoo & Conditioner: Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger here
  • Color Wipes: Colortrak Wipe Off Hair Color Wipes here
  • Oil: Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment here
  • Hydro Whip: Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydrocream Whip here
  • Hair Masks: Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Hair Mask here
  • All these products I buy at Cosmo Prof, Amazon or Nigels Beauty Emporium

Does your hair stain?
  • Yes! My hair stains EVERYTHING PINK!
  • The tub
  • Pillows
  • Hand
  • Clothes
  • Everything gets stained so invest in red things and CLOROX


Friday, August 28, 2015

Red Sea Mermaid | Mermaid Series

Hey everyone! Yvette here with another mermaid look. This one is inspired by the Red Sea. I wanted her to look a little bit evil but obviously beautiful. So I incorporated red as much as I could and to soften it up I added hints of pink and yellow. I hope you all like it. Enjoy!

Full list of products:
Urban Decay Original Primer Potion
Sugarpill Dollypop
Sugarpill Love +
Snazaroo white cream paint
Inglot 76 AMC gel liner
DUO Lash Adhesive
Crystals & Gems from the Craft Store
Amour Us Eyelash #WSP from the $1 Store
OCC Grandma colour pencil
Milani Sweet Nectar lipstick
MAC Eugene lipstick
Snazaroo yellow cream paint
Saucebox Etude palette
MAC Dipdown Fluidline
LA Splash eyeshadow sealer
LIT Barbie Shops glitter
MAC NW25/NC30 Chromagraphic Pencil
Camo Eyes white contacts

Monday, August 17, 2015

Black Sea Mermaid makeup tutorial

Hey everyone! Yvette here with a dark vampy Gothic mermaid makeup look. This mermaid was inspired by tales of the Black Sea. Since my last mermaid was so white I wanted to make this one just as beautiful but black. Black is one of my favorite colors so doing a black mermaid was just super fun to do. It was really challenging because I kept wanting to throw color in there! Since I resisted so much my next mermaid will definitely be full of COLOR! I hope you all like it. Enjoy!

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Full list of products:
Elmers Glue Stick (to cover brows) | not in video
Snazaroo white cream paint
Snazaroo blue cream paint
Snazaroo black cream paint
Paw Palette Sea Shell here
Saucebox Etude palette
Wet n Wild Blue Had Me At Hello palette
NYC liquid liner
Fright Night Mesmerizing lashes
Rhinestones Downtown LA
Iridescent Gems Michaels here
Nicka K New York metallic white eyeliner
MAC Fascinating white eye kohl
LA Splash eyeshadow sealer
LA Splash Vindictive liquid lipstick
LIT Cosmetics Barbie Shops glitter size 3

Monday, August 10, 2015

Deep Sea Mermaid Makeup

Hey everyone! Ruby here with another addition to our Mermaids Around the World makeup series! This one is for the mermaid that lives down in the deepest of seas. I was inspired by the sea life that inhabits the deep sea. Most of them are very translucent and have light colors. I have some of those fish pictures down below. Most of the fishes have hazy eyes so I did want to pair this look with mesh contacts. I hope you all enjoyed and please stay tuned for the last mermaid I create and for Yvette's two other mermaids!

Full list of products:

Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Make Up For Ever Flash Color Palette - White, Turquoise, Red, Bright Blue, and Black
Ben Nye Neutral Set
Inglot Eye Shadow - D.S. 493
BH Cosmetics 2nd Edition Palette - rich purple, medium purple, turquoise, light baby blue, dark navy, and periwinkle purple
OCC Pencil - Pool Boy
Strobe Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow - Enchant
Sugarpill Pressed Shadow - Tako
Saucebox Batalash Palette - Lace Noir
NYX White Liquid Liner
The Balm Mary
Youngblood Lunar Dust - Twilight
MAC Lip Pencil - Heroine
Frends Lashes - #wispy
NYX Eye Pencil - White

Lavender wig linked here
Contacts liked here

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Back to Basics ♡ Contour & Highlight for All Face Shapes + DEMO

Hey everyone! Yvette here with another back to basics video. This one is all about contouring and highlighting for all face shapes. I show you the five most common face shapes and explain where to contour and highlight. Now in the video I don't go into too much detail about the why but below I explain it more.  Now don't take this video as a way to change your entire face because you don't like your feature. NOT AT ALL, the point of this video is how to enhance your natural beauty and define your features. Hope you all like it, how to do winged liner will be coming up soon.

Full list of products:
Kat Von D Shade and Light palette
Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector
Morphe M460 brush
BH Cosmetics blush brush
Royal and Langnickel Fan brush

Oval Shaped Face
This face shape is the most common and almost everyone contours and highlights based on this face shape. To enhance to bone structure contour along the temples, hair line, hollows of your cheeks at an angle & jaw line. Highlight in the center of the face to pull those features forward.

Round Shaped Face
This face shape likes to look a little bit more lean and follows the same rules as an oval face. To slim the face contour the temples, hair line, hollows of you cheeks and jaw line. The only variation is the contour on the outsides can be thicker strokes than an oval face. This gives a lot of shadow and gives the illusion of a slimmer appearance. Highlight in the center of the face to pull those features forward hence adding dimension.

Square Shaped Face
This face shape wants to look elongated so their contour is going to be on the outsides of the face. The contour can go all along the hair line temples down the face by the ears and outsides of the jaw. The cheek contour is going to be curved up to pull the cheeks upward. Highlight in the center of the face to add light.

Heart Shaped Face
This face shape likes to diminish the appearance of their forehead and angular jaw and chin. Typically you want to contour your temples and jaw line by your ears. Highlight the center of the face to add dimension to the center.

Oblong Shaped Face
This contour is probably the most non-traditional. To shorten the face this shape usually contours at the top and bottom of the face. Contour your cheeks like a curve to pull the face inwards. Highlight in the traditional places except the chin. Instead of highlighting the chin you want to highlight underneath your lip.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tropical Mermaid | Mermaid Series

Hey everyone! Ruby here with another addition to our new Mermaid Makeup Series. We will be doing mermaids from different climates and oceans. This mermaid is for a tropical climate. Basically meaning she lives by all the beautiful islands with amazing waterfalls, clear blue water and tons of greenery. I hope you all enjoyed this look and please stay tuned for more mermaids! The inspiration picture will be down below!

Full list of products:

Milani Eye Primer
Saucebox Batalash Palette - Vanilla, Popper, Electro, & Lace Noir
Kryolan 8 Color Palette - Name kinda scratched off but it's the lime green color
LA Splash Sealer
LA Splash Glitter - Green
Inglot Duraline
Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel - #86
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner - Black
Sugarpill Loose Shadow - Lumi
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
Elcie Foundation
MAC Lustre Drops - Sun Rush
LA Girl Pro Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector - Champagne Pop
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil - Perversion
House of Lashes - Siren
NYX Lip Liner - Bloom
LA Girl Matte Lip Gloss - Timeless & Fleur