Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick & Lip Gloss Swatches

Hello beauty babes! Thank you so much for stopping by. So today I was super excited to share some lip swatches with you of 8 Gerard Cosmetics Lippies, that I recently won. But with all the drama over GC right now, I have to admit I was a little nervous to post this... However, I had filmed, edited & scheduled this before everything happened, so this may seem selfish, but I didn't want all my work to be for nothing. So I am posting this anyways. I truly hope no one takes offense at all. 

I did want to note that I am super saddened by things that were said and done. I found a lot of people to be very un-professional and I do believe that things could have been handled better... On BOTH sides. But we are all human after all and we ALL make mistakes. With that thought in mind, I sort of prefer to stay neutral to the situation. Personally, I am not for or against anyone at this point. 

With all that being said - I want you all to know that I am in NO way sponsored or paid by Gerard Cosmetics. The lippies I am showing in today's video I did WIN (some from GC and some from a fellow Youtuber). But I was not asked or required to talk or post about them. As well, I have purchased from GC previously with my own money and posted a video about those products (that video review is linked below)... But I do not get anything out of talking about these products. I just like doing Lip Swatch photos and videos! ;) 

Because this is also a mini review I do mention good and bad things about the products in this video. I am always honest with you all! We all know, there is no perfect product, each one has its pros and cons. I have nothing to gain from lying. I only have something to lose... And that is your trust. Which I value too much to sacrifice by lying! 

Now that all that is out of the way *Sigh* I do hope that you enjoy these swatches. Below you will find photos of Gerard Cosemtics Lipsticks in Rodeo Drive, Berry Smoothie & Cherry Cordial, as well as Gerard Cosmetics Lip Glosses in Butter Cream, Rose Hill, Raspberry Sherbet, Pouty Princess, & Candy Apple! Each photo was taken in natural light without a flash! The glosses, though, have a light on them that cast some light on the lips (as you might notice). 

At the very end of this post is my video review with video swatches as well! That way you can get an idea of how they look "live". I show each lippie close up and on my full face as well to give you all the best idea of how they look! Hope you find these swatches helpful. ♥

♥Check out my previous Gerard Cosmetics Lip Swatch Post (which includes All Dolled Up, 1995, Tequila Sunrise, Nude, & Fire Engine Lipsticks) HERE!!!
If you would like to see "live" video swatches of these lippies (Shown close up and full face)
I encourage you to watch the video below:


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

All About Highlight & Contouring | What, Why, Products, Tools & Demo!


Hello my loves! Today I bring to you a MUCH requested video of the very popular topic of Highlight and Contouring. I dont want to write out too much here, because I explain so much in this video, and there is a long enough intro there... Because I want to be the MOST helpful - this video is SUPER long. Think of it as a Highlight & Contouring "class" teaching you some basics to help you get started. In this video I talk about the following topics (times listed, so you can skip forward if you need to):
-Intro
-What is Highlight & Contouring? And Why to do it? (4:09)
-Whats the Difference between Contour Products & Bronzer Products? (8:00)
-Highlight & Contour Products - drug store & high end (10:00)
-Tools/Brushes to use (19:00)
-Skin-tones (26:10)
-Demonstration (27:45)
-Before & After Comparison (43:14)

I hope you enjoy this video as well as find it helpful and informative! Please remember that what works for me will not work for EVERYONE. What I am hoping is that you take the info and tips I share here and conform them to work for you, your face shape, skin-tone and routine!! If there was anything I left out, or any questions you might have - please do not hesitate to ask in a comment below! I would love to answer them! Or if you have anything else to add, any tips I missed... Lets hear them! ♥
The Sephora High Light & Contour Series I mention in the video can be found (here).

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Makeup Monday #123

Hello Beauty Babes, and happy Makeup Monday to you! Makeup Monday is a fun linky party dedicated to all things makeup & beauty. ♥ If you are a beauty blogger or have a beauty related post, I'd love to invite you to join in and link up below!
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This includes but not limited to beauty reviews, how-to's, hauls, giveaways, mani's, and hair/makeup look inspirations.

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