Friday, December 30, 2011

My makeup WISH LIST for January 2012

Hello Beautiful!

If you at least slightly know me, then you'd know what role makeup plays in my life. I know many people, who being nervous / stressed / sad etc start eating a lot... in my case, I go makeup shopping! :) Since I consider this to be sometimes an addiction, I decided to start composing "makeup wish lists" before I do purchases. This basically helps me get my thoughts together and thus control myself and not spend tons of money on something that I actually don't need. 

This way or another here goes the list of makeup that I am considering purchasing. Obviously, I will not buy everything from this list (or who knows:) ), but I would appreciate your thoughts and suggestions too!

1. The Sparkler (The Body Shop), 22 EUR.

This is basically an illuminator, which comes in a cute bottle that reminds me of the old perfume bottles. Needless to say, that the packaging influences me a lot too! Isn't that TOO CUTE!? :) The Sparkler comes in two colors - pink and gold! The illuminator is dry in texture, but the quality seems to be really nice!  I actually have tried them and like both of them! However, since I already have so many illuminators, I might start with just one for now... the pink one! ;) ..obvious, right? :)

2. YSL Cream Blush in # 3 Silky Praline, 35 EUR

I have always been very sceptical towards cream blushes... don't ask me why (I truly don't know), however I recently have tried YSL's cream blush and fell in love with it! First of all, the product pigmentation is quite nice (not too little, not too much... just enough)! Second, the product feels amazing on your skin. Compared to other cream blushes, it feels more like mousse on your fingers and skin; it leaves a very nice and sultry finish.

The color I would like to go for is 3 (Silky Praline), which is sort of dirty pink/brown color - the color I am used to wear on the every-day basis. 

3. Diorshow Iconic Mascara

I have never used any mascara by Dior... still can't believe this is possible! Anyways, quite a few of my friends own this mascara and I truly love how their lashes look like. Diorshow Iconic is a high definition lash curler mascara, which in my opinion is all I need. I don't think Diorshow Iconic gives you volume, but it indeed sculpts, streches and curls your lashes. I guess this is a must-have for me!

4. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

 Forbidden Fruit is always sweet... Laura Mercier is not sold where I live and this makes me desire this foundation even more! From what I have seen on YT, Silk Creme Foundation is HOT this season and I sincerelly would like to try this out! Hopefully, I'll get a chance to obtain it very soon! ;) Btw, have you guys tried this foundation before!? If so, is it really that good?


Anyways, I guess this is IT for my wish list so far! Do you know anything that I still haven't tried and you like it? If you do, then definetely let me know! ;) I am in costant search for good products to try out! Thanks! ;)

Love,
Karina

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dark Rainbow Arabic Makeup

Hello Beautiful!

I love creating rainbow looks and I guess I have done quite a few of those already! :) This time I decided to do a dark rainbow look just for fun... and when I started creating it, I started playing with colors... in a nutshell, I decided to go for something slightly more complicated :) As a result, I created a dark rainbow look with a cut crease.

I actually am very happy with the final result and the products I have used. I can't stop praising Inglot eyeshadows, because these are a MUST HAVE for every girl who is into makeup! Anyways, here goes the product list I used to create the look. The tutorial itself is below too! Enjoy! ;)

Products used:
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
-MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
-MUA (Makeup Academy) Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2
-Inglot MAC Eyeliner Gel Matte in 76 (white)
-Inglot Eyeshadow in 373 Matte White
-Inglot Eyeshadow in 35 AMC
-Inglot Eyeshadow in 41 AMC
-Inglot Eyeshadow in 504 DS
-Inglot Eyeshadow in 322
-Inglot Eyeshadow in 428
-Inglot Eyeshadow in 362
-Inglot Eyeshadow in 71
-MAC Eyeshadow in Nehru
-DUO Eyelash Adhesive
-NYX Fabulous Lashes in EL 132
-Shu Uemura Lash Curler
-Loreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Extra Black
-Sleek Makeup Blush in Pixie Pink
-Revlon Super Lustrous in 180 Pink Pop

Dark Rainbow Arabic Makeup Tutorial

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Year's Eve Look: makeup & outfit

Hello Beautiful!

Did you guys know that the year 2012 is going to be the Year of the Dragon? In case not, now you do! It is said that in order to have a great year ahead, one needs to "welcome" the new year right! Every single detail plays a role, especially your outfit and makeup! How exciting, right? :)

The go-to colors for this New Year's Eve celebration are black and gold! I decided not to experiment with my destiny and simply follow the rule of black and gold! Here are the pieces of my outfit and makeup that I am planning to wear on this New Year's Eve celebration!  ...I know it might seem too early for me to be ready with the whole look, but maybe this will be of a help to you and some other of my readers/viewers :)


Make sure to let me know what YOU are planning on doing on New Year's Eve and what outfit/makeup you are planning to wear! ;)

...and in case you are interested, here goes the makeup tutorial for the look I am planning to wear on the New Year's Eve! Enjoy! ;)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Giveaway Winners!

Hello Beautiful!
It is time to finally announce winners of my Christmas giveaway! :)
First, let me remind you the rules of the giveaway!
1. 8 different winners
2. To qualify you need to be a subscriber of BeautifulYouTV  on Youtube
3. You had to write your request with St. Valentine's day makeup tutorial

request under the correspondent video
4. You could have written as many comments as you wanted
5. Age: 18 years old. If younger - parents' permission needed
6. The winners were chosen randomly
7. The first winner picked (winner #1) gets the chance to choose the prize first, the second winner chooses the prize after the first winner etc.
8. The giveaway was open internationally; the giveaway ended 11 December 2011

And now here goes the list of winners! My congratulations to all of you! :)



1. FunFearlessFashion
2. oljushka81
3.TheSimpleObsession
4. Makiramaz
5. giemcandy34
6. Jaylovesfashionxo
7. sparklinggloss18
8. Megan2630

For those, who don't remember, here goes the list of prizes too:
1. Sleek Makeup Original Eyeshadow Palette
2. H&M My Favorite Eyeshadow Palette
3. MUA Eyeshadows (shades 7, 12, 16)
4. MUA Blush (Shade 3)
5. Sleek Makeup Pout Paints (160 Pinkini & 159 Port)
6. MUA Lipsticks (Shades 3 & 4)
7. MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara in Black
8. Essie Nail Polish in Pepperoni

Congrats once again to the winners ! For those, who did not win , don't worry - more giveaways are coming :)

And btw, happy coming Christmas! ;)
Love,
Karina

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Glam - Collaboration with Sonorona

Hello Beautiful!

Christmas spirit is in the air and Maria (YT channel name: Sonorona) & I decided to do Christmas inspired collaboration! I totally love working together with other Youtube gurus, so for me this was a lot of fun! :)
My look was totally inspired by Christmas: Christmas decorations, Christmas candy, sparkle and glitter. Obviously, this is not an everyday makeup, but you indeed can use some details from this look to create your Christmas / New Year's Eve makeup! Anyways, here come the pictures of the look, my and Maria's tutorials! Enjoy!

In case you are wondering, here comes the product list too :)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel Matte in # 76
Barry M Dazzle Dust # 8 (white)
Barry M Dazzle Dust # 84 (red)
Inglot Eyeshadow in # 450 (red)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
MAC Eyeshadow in Nehru
Coastal Scents Double Stack EyeShadow Palette (red blush)
MAC Emote Matte Powder Blush
Duo Adhesive
NYX Fabulous Lashes in # EL 132
Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case
Sleek Makeup Pout Paint in 157 (Pin Up)
Sleek Makeup Pout Paint in 153 (Cloud 9)
Rhinestones

Pictures of my look:





Here is the Christmas Glam Makeup Tutorial (BeautifulYouTV) itself:


Here is Maria's (Sonorona) tutorial:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My favorite songs / videos of the week!

Hello Beautiful!

I know we are all so international and many of us come from different countries & cultures, that's why I wanted to share some songs / videos that I really have been loving this week... maybe this way you will know your Karina / BeautifulYouTV better :)
Many of you know that my roots are Russian, so my list will consist of some Russian songs too :P Enjoy and make sure to let me know what songs YOU have been loving this week! <3

1. Julia Savicheva - Otpusti (In English - Let me go):


This song basically talks about love of him and her, however, there are some difficulties that they can't overcome... She is asking him to let her , cos they;ve become so different... I love how this song has a very deep meaning!

2. Shakira - Rabiosa


This song makes me happy! ... I don't know why! :D Every time I am driving the car, I start dancing...while sitting... if you know what I means. In a nutshell, I love this song!!!

3. Selena Gomez - Love You Like A Love Song


I know it has been a while, since this song has been released, but OMG, this disco beat just makes me go crazy! :)

What are your favorite songs this week?

Your K.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Please help me be Queen of Web in Beauty & Style!

Hello Beautiful!

Please help me be Queen of Web in Beauty & Style! Please sing up for King of the Web and vote for me! It is just 1 day left and you are allowed to vote 10 times! If I win this contest, I will get MAC's gift card worth $500! As promissed I will do huge MAC giveaway!

Here is the link where you can vote ;)    http://kingofweb.com/users/8475413389
Thank you for all your help!

Karina

 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

BeautifulYouTV King of the Web!

Hello Beautiful!

As many of you know I am running for King of the Web contest! If you don't know what that is, then it is pretty simple. King of the Web is a contest, which gives you an opportunity to win many different prizes, including cash prizes, gift cards etc!

Please support me by voting! If you sign up to this website, you will get an opportunity to vote 10 times a day! I would really appreciate your support! Here is the link to my channel @kingoftheweb ! ;)

http://kingofweb.com/users/8475413389

Here is also my campaign video, which gives you all the details about this contest!


Thank you once again for all your support!

Karina x

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Wish List for September

I am sure many girls will agree that we always have a huge list of items in mind that we REALLY want and need to have! I am not an exception! Here goes the list of my wish items for September 2011. Obviously, I won't be able to buy all of them, but I may be able to purchase at least some! I will keep you updated in my YT videos :)

1. Tailored Shift Dress by Karen Millen (GBP 175.00)
I really love Karen Millen dresses! The funniest thing is that I don't have any :) For some reason, the majority of these dresses are too small for me in the chest area! Anyways, this dress is amazing! I have tried it on and it looks perfect!!! The only thing that I don't like is the price! Why do practically all beautiful things have to be so expensive?

If you know me at least a tiny bit, you know how I love leopard prints! And it is not that I just love them, but half of my wardrobe is full on cheetah-prints! Obviously, when I saw these cute pumps, I fell in love with them! I can totally see how they would fit my leopard-print blazer, jeans, tops etc. ...what can I say, I NEED to have them :)

Needless to say that practically all of us have laptops, iPads etc. I personally have quite a few laptop sleeves, but when I saw this one...well, I just fell in love with it! It looks and feels amazing... and it is PINK :) Obviously, this is a must have for my Wish List! :)

4. Sleek i-Divine Primer Palette (GBP 7.50)
I personally have always felt that there is lack of good colourful primers on the market! The good news is that Sleek has come up with a whole primer palette this time! Bearing in mind the quality of Sleek products, I am sure this product is going to be a MUST HAVE for every girl who loves makeup! Hopefully, I will try this palette myself soon :)

5. MUA Cosmetics Eye Shadow Palette
Finally, MUA Cosmetics Eye Shadows Palettes.... For me these palettes are a legend! I have never EVER been able to find any in store and I really sincerelly look forward to it! Can't wait to try the MUA's professional line! ...hopefully this month... :)
What does your wish list look like? ;) Please let me know in the comment section below! :)

Love,

K.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jewelry Giveaway Results

Hello Beautiful!

First of all, let me thank all of you for taking part in my giveaway! I sincerelly hope that you enjoyed this giveaway, cos I personally did :) Now, I let me go on to the winners, 'cos this is the most exciting part! The winners were chosen randomly (as usual)!

The first winner who gets to choose the jewerly piece herself is: jasminjay
The second winner who gets the "angel" ring is: yangmel91
Please contact me ASAP on YT and I will organise the shipping of your prizes!
Love,

Karina

P.S. A new giveaway is going to be very soon, so stay tuned ;)

Monday, July 25, 2011

July Favorites! Beauty, Makeup and Accessories

Hello Beautiful!

I can't believe July is over! Time flies so fast! But... a good thing about that is that I finally can announce my July favorites :)

This time I decided not only to announce my favorite makeup, but also name some accessories, sun tan lotions and my favorite moisturizer! The list of products along with my Youtube video are going to be below! :) Click on the name of each product and it will transfer you to the place, where you can purchase it! (how clever, right? :))))) Anyways, make sure to post your comments and video responses with YOUR favorites! I would love to know and maybe even purchase some of the products! :) Love you loads, muahhh! Karina 

My July 2011 favorites:

YOUTUBE VIDEO:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Modern Bollywood Makeup Look

Hello Lovelies!

I was inspired to do a makeup look inspired by several Bollywood actresses and here is what I came up with. Although this look might seem complicated, it actually is NOT! All it takes is just about 10 minutes all in all! Make sure to check out my tutorial (below) and as promissed in the tutorial here is the list of products and their dupes! Looking forward to your comments! ;)

Product List:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
MAC Crystal Avalance eye shadow
MAC Naked Lunch eye shadow
MAC Sable eye shadow
Inglot eye shadow #48
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
NYX Fabulous Lashes # EL 117
DUO Eyelash Adhesive
Loreal Extra-Volume Collagene Mascara
Benefit Coralista Blush
MAC Medium / Natural and Shimmer Mineralize Skinfinish
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil #15C
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstcik #19

Brushes I used in this tutorial:
http://tinyurl.com/thebestbrushes

Dupe List for Some Products:
MAC Crystal Avalance eye shadow – Ben Nye "Ice" / L'Oreal "Frosted Icing"
MAC Naked Lunch eye shadow – Lorac "Moonstone" / Stila "Kitten"
MAC Sable eye shadow – Urban Decay "Toasted" / Milani "Java Bean"
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline – ELF Black eyeliner/ Maybelline Black eyeliner
Benefit Coralista Blush – Rimmel Pink Sorbet Blush

MODERN BOLLYWOOD MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kim Kardashian tutorial Giveaway Results

Hello Beautiful!

I bet many of you are really excited to know who is the lucky winner of Beauties Factory 10 Eye Shadow Palette?! :)

Before I announce the winner, here goes a little explanation of the winner selection process.

The winner was chosen randomly with the help of random.org! I chose the winner following two steps:
1) I calculated the number of comment pages and with the help of random.org chose the page where winner's comment was posted

2) I calculated number of comments on that page and again with the help of random.org chose the winner!

And the winner of this giveaway is AdrianasChannel! My sincere congratulations to You!

Make sure to contact me through YT mailbox until July 24, 2011. In case not, I will have to choose another winner. In case this happens, all info will be here on my blog July 26, 2011, so make sure to check it from time to time!

The next week I will have another giveaway. The lucky winner will get an amazing prize! ;) Make sure to check my Youtube channel -BeautifulYouTV- and videos for more info! Love you loads, Karina

Thursday, July 7, 2011

10 Wedding Makeup Tips: Advice for YOUR Wedding

 Hello Beautiful!

So, you are getting married!? My congratulations to you! Now on that very day you want to look perfect, right!? And you will! Let me share some makeup tips and experience with you in order for you to have the best wedding ever! ;)
 
1. Use primers to avoid creasing and smudging of makeup products! I especially insist on eye shadow primer, because it really looks awful, when bride's eye shadows gather in the crease or small wrinkles!

2. If your skin is oily you might want to use some mattifying primer on your face before applying foundation. Nothing looks worse than too glowy and oily looking bride!

3. Try to use matte eye shadows! Shimmery eye shadows have particles that reflect light and your makeup may look unattractive on the pictures! ...same is valid for foundation!

 4. If you want your makeup to stand out on the pictures  use a bit brighter/bolder colors on your eyes and lips! When I look back, I personally thought that my wedding makeup was dramatic, but when I look at the pictures... well, it seems I barely had anything on! :)

5. For me wedding was all about emotions and kissing! :) Emotions - you get nervious, might drop a tear or two and kissing... well, not only kissing your husband, but also relatives who want to congratulate you! The point is, make sure your mascara and lipstick are waterproof!   

6. Waterproof or not, your lipstick will fade away in some time! Make sure to carry one with you for touchups.

7. Avoid foundation on your decolletage! It can stain your dress and stress you out!

8. Don't overdo your blush! You don't want to look like those old dolls we used to have back in our childhood! However, a bit of blush is a necessity! A bit of color on your cheeks looks like an instant facelift.

9. Most probably you will have to wake up very early on your special day! ...I had to wake up at 6 a.m.! Conceal your under-eye area to make your eyes look fresh throughout the day!

10. Camera lights will make your makeup melt! To avoid that use powder to set your makeup

And finally, try to enjoy your wedding! The ceremony and party will fly fast and you indeed will be worrying if everything is allright and if guests are pleased (even if you have a wedding planner)! Well, forget about it! This is YOUR moment, so enjoy! 

If you are wondering how to pull of the wedding makeup you see on the pictures, then here is a tutorial for you ;)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Outfit Of The Day ( OOTD ) - Casual Monday

Hello Beautiful!

Who said that of all working days only Friday can be casual? Well, the rules are not for us, so our casual day this week will be Monday! :)

Today I decided to go for two colors in my outfit: blue and brown. The blue part of my outfit consists of a soft blue shirt with 3/4 sleeves and blue jeans. The brown part of my outfit basically has all the accessories and shoes.

Here goes the list of my outfit items:

Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Bluemarine
Belt: Louis Vuitton
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Flats: Louis Vuitton
Bracelet: H&M

Please HYPE my look on LOOKBOOK!



Please check out my video, where I show my outfit in a more detail:


Hope you enjoyed! Leave your comments below saying what your today's outfit was!

Love, Karina

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Results of Beauties Factory 6-Eye Shadow Palette Giveaway

Hello Beautiful!

Time passes quickly and it is already July 3, 2011 - the date, when I promissed to announce the winner of my giveaway!

Now those of you who don't know what the giveaway was all about, then here a bit of info for you ;) All you had to do, was to write any comment under my Britney Spears - I Wanna Go - inspired tutorial and that was pretty much it! Easy, ha?

The winner was chosen randomly with the help of random.org! I chose the winner following two steps:
1) I calculated the number of comment pages and with the help of random.org chose the page where winner's comment was posted
2) I calculated number of comments on that page and again with the help of random.org chose the winner!

And the winner of this giveaway is bexyboo911! My sincere congratulations to You!

Make sure to contact me through YT mailbox until July 9, 2011. In case not, I will have to choose another winner. In case this happens, all info will be here on my blog July 10, 2011, so make sure to check it from time to time!

The next week I will have another giveaway. The lucky winner will get even a larger palette from Beauties Factory! This time the palette will contain all rainbow colors! ;) Make sure to check my Youtube channel -BeautifulYouTV- and videos for more info! Love you loads, Karina

Friday, July 1, 2011

BeautifulYouTV June Favorites

Hello Beautiful!

For the first time in my life I am doing a "favorites" video! Don't know why I haven't done those before, but now I am actually doing it! Yay!  :) The video with me, products and blabbering is below. I also decided to post the list of products, their pictures and necessary links in case you want to purchase something I liked during the month of June! ;)

1. Inglot eye shadows, Westfield Mall, London, all prices, swatches and other info in the previous article ;)
www.inglotcosmetics.com
2. Too Faced Leopard Love Complection Perfection Kit, Boots store, GBP 24.50
www.toofaced.com
3. Benefit Sugarbomb Blush, Boots store, GBP 23.50
www.benefitcosmetics.com
4. Sigma brushes F10 & E25, Online, USD 16 & USD 9 respectively
http://tinyurl.com/thebestbrushes
5. Loreal Extra-Volume Collagene Mascara, Boots Store, GBP 11.29
www.loreal.com
6. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, Selfridges London, GBP 20
www.shuuemura-usa.com
7. YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick #29, Boots store, GBP 22.50
www.ysl.com
8. 5-pack bracelet, H&M, GBP 5.99... currently on sale! GBP 2.99!!!
www.hm.com
9. Pilgrim Damen-Halskette Secret Garden Vergoldet Multi 38cm 638-531, Online, EUR 79.95
www.amazon.co.uk



Here is a YT video on my June Favorites, enjoy! ;)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Inglot Eye Shadows: Review

Hello Beautiful!

A couple of weeks ago, I was shopping at Westfield Mall in London and I came across the Inglot store. I have heard so much about Inglot makeup before (especially from EnKoreMakeup on YT), but I actually have never tried it! So, I went into the store, swatched some of the eye shadows on my hand and ... OMG! ...I could not believe it! I fell in love with these eye shadows immediately! As a result, I bought a bunch of eye shadows (gee, I spent around 81 GBP on them, how crazy is that!?) and today I will review them for you! :)

Now, let me show you the eye shadows I bought and their swatches:

1) First, I decided to go for a 10 eye shadow palette. Although it was quite pricy, I was not sure when I will be able to buy more Inglot eye shadows... so I felt kind of greedy and grabbed the max palette I could afford! :) At Inglot they have this Freedom system, where you choose the empty palette you want (they have a large variety, 3, 5, 10, 20 etc) and you fill it in. Here are my eye shadow choices and their swatches.


2) Second, I have to mention that Inglot has both square and circle eye shadows. Now as far as I understood from the talk with one of Inglot employees (her name is Tammy and she is the sweetest and friendliest person I have ever met!), circle eye shadows are going to be discontinued. It is kind of sad, cos these are cheaper than the square ones if bought in a palette. Anyways, I was lucky enough to grab some of these and here they are:
 

3) Third, I also grabbed some larger circle eye shadows, cos these were on a discount, I suppose these will be discontinued too...not sure though
I personally am in love with Inglot as a brand and quality of the eye shadows! I am sure that the next time I will buy even more eye shadows, try some lipsticks and nail polishes! However, my review would not be a review if I didn't summarize everything together and didn't mention pros and cons, so here it goes ;)

Pros:
* Huge variety of colors (both matte and shimmery ones)
* Multiple palettes available
* Amazing quality and pigmentation
* Not tested on animals
* 2,7 g / 0,09 OZ of product (compared to MAC: 1,5 g/ 0,05 OZ)
* Paraben free formula (don't really know what that is... but I guess that is good :) )
* Good and professional looking packaging
* 20% discount if you are a makeup artist
* Good customer service (I know we can't judge only by one purchase, but Tammy was so nice that I couldn't help mentioning it!)

Cons:
* Quite pricy (circle eye shadows both small and big ones - GBP 9.00; square eye shadows in a palette - GBP 5.00 + freedom system palette - GBP 8.00)

Here is also the link to Inglot's website! http://www.inglotcosmetics.com/

All in all, my rating is 5 out of 5! ;)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sigma Premium Professional Brush Kit Contest Results

Hello Gorgeous!

The time to announce the winner has come!

Before I announce the winner... and now don't be impatient and scroll this page immediately down :) ... let me first thank all of you for participating in this contest! It is a really great honour for me to have such great and amazing subscribers like you! It always amazes me how creative you are and this time was not an exception! All video responses were wonderful, so thank you once again for spending your time and doing these amazing video responses!

Now, I don't want to keep you waiting any longer! The winner of the contest is ...

Fitclubonly

My sincere congratulations! Make sure to contact me on YT asap!

Also, let me tell all of you how we chose the winner. As I explained in the contest video, there were 3 of us, who chose their favorite entries. Once this was done, we used Random.org to choose a winner. I am not going to mention other "winners", all I can say it was a girl and a boy! "Fitclubonly" was my husband's favorite choice and as he explained to me, he picked up this Youtuber, because video response was simple, understandable, quick, easy to follow and it made an impression that the person followed my videos... so this entry was not picked up because I was featured there! It was a total coincidence :)  


I also wanted to bring up another issue... my young subscribers! :) From what I have seen there are some future makeup artist growing up and I would like to support them. Since from watching the videos I got an impression that they really want to get makeup brushes, I decided to give away some extra brushes I have ... obviously, they are new and I have never used them! And the lucky ones are ...


MissBoo111
TheDarcy321
kidsmakeuptutorial
BracEFacEDinO

I have five different brushes to choose from:

MAC 275 brush (angled blending brush)
MAC 194 brush (small concealer brush)
MAC 168 brush (angled contouring brush)
Make Up Store's flat shader brush
No Brand Blush brush (bristles are of a great quality)

The mentioned-above makeup lovers, please contact me on YT and list brushes from the most wanted till most unwanted. The first one to write gets an opportunity to get her favorite brush first.

I guess this is it! Thank you all once again! Stay tuned for more contests!

Love,

Karina


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jessie J - Nobody's Perfect - Music Video Inspired Look



Hello, Beautiful!

Today I am going to do Jessie J's makeup from her latest video "Nobody's Perfect". Those of you who joined me on BlogTV yesterday know that I am in love with this song! I already know the lyrics and... well... I made you even listen to my singing :) ..sorry for that  :P Anyways, here is one of the looks Jessie was wearing in that video! If you are brave enough you might want to leave the purple lips, but if not, just adjust the look with your favourite lip color and you can definetely go out with this look! Enough of talking! Here goes the list of products I used to create this look! And the video/tutorial itself is below! Enjoy!

Product list:
* Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Primer
* Urban Decay Naked Palette (Virgin, Half Baked, Darkhorse and Creep eye shadows)
* Too Faced Heaven eye shadow
* Dior black eye pencil
* Benefit Dallas blush
* 88 lip color palette (no brand)
* MAC Blacktrack fluidline
* NYX false eye lashes
* Tape
* Sheseido eye liner brush
* Brushes Sigma E60, E30, E45, F10
Click here to go to Sigma's website!

Video tutorial

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sexy and Flirty Dark Angel Make Up

Hello Beautiful!

Since so many of you asked me to do more fantasy/stage makeups, then I decided to come up with an easy and at the same time attractive look - the Dark Angel Look. To make the look more flattering I thought it would be nice to make the look glowy and add some rhistones to the temples of my cheeks... and the final result you can see on the pictures :) I also include the product list, so that you know what exact products I used to achieve this look! Enjoy!

Product list
1. Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer.
2. Urban Decay Perversion eye shadow (black)
3. NYX eye shadow in white
4. Barry M pigment in # 8 (white)
5. Barry M pigment in 98 (teal-black)
6. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue
7. Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in Zero
8. Hot Kandy eye lashes
9. DUO adhesive
10. Lash curler
11. Isadora Colorful eyeliner in black
12. Silver and green rhinestones
13. Benefit Dandellion & Coralista blush
14. Hard Candy lipstick in Fire Alarm
15. MUA lip gloss
16. MAC 239 brush
17. Kicks angled brush
18. MAC 219 brush
19. MAC 224 brush
20. MAC 150 brush
Here is the tutorial itself! Love, K.

YT tutorial

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Easter Glam

Hello beautiful!

Easter time is coming up and being inspired by a spring time (not that the one has come to my country, it is still SO cold) I decided to do a colorful makeup and use some feathery lashes to pimp it up a little bit. As one of my YT viewers asked in her comment "Is Easter like a clown parade where you live?", I for sure can say that inspiration came not from clown parades, but from decorations used during the Easter time in my country! :) Obviously, I would not go to work wearing this look, but I guess it would be fun to do an Easter inspired photosession or something like that...  why not? :P  

Anyways, I hope you will enjoy watching the tutorial and in case any of you wants to recreate this look, I am going to place the product list below! Enjoy!

Product list

* Make Up Store 111 brush
* Make Up Store 106 brush
* MAC 239 brush
* MAC 219 brush
* MAC 208 brush
* Shiseido eye brow brush
* MAC 150 brush
* Kicks lip brush
* MAC 184 brush
* Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Primer
* Manly 120 eye shadow palette
* No brand golden eye shadow
* No brand yellow eye shadow
* Models Own pigment in 8 (pink)
* BarryM pigment in 98 (blue)
* Isadora Colorful eyeliner in black
* Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in Binge
* StarGazer feather eye lashes in 47
* MAC Blacktrack fluidline
* DUO adhesive
* NYX blush in Pinky
* YSL lipstick in 19
* MAC Fix+

Youtube tutorial

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Review


Hello gorgeous!

Today I decided to do a review of a wonderful product for you! "Why wonderful?", - you might ask. Very simple! How can you imagine our girly lives without glitters, loose pigments and eye shadows? I personally can't! Can you?

As far as I know there used to be no special primer for the mentioned above products! How did you make your pigments stick to your lid? I personally tried 3 methods:
1) clear lip gloss, which I applied to the lid... after a while it made the such a mess with my makeup
2) concealer mixed with a lipstick... by the way, this is a good method, but requires some time to produce the mixture
3) DUO adhesive... quite a good method as well
Mentioned-above methods do work, but they are not completely intended for the glitters and loose powders. And this is exactly why I was so glad for Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue to appear in our makeup shops! :)

What it is:

A glue specifically formulated to lock down eye glitter and enhance its reflective quality.

Plusses:

Sold in a nice and glittery package, the product turns your attention to it immediately. Unlike Shadow Insurance primer, it is does not look oily and greasy. What you get is a white product, which after blending turns into a transparent  tacky ( not sticky ) in texture primer. Cream formula is designed to grab and hold loose glitters, pigments, and shimmers so they won't come off until you take them off.

Minuses

The primer is intended only for glitters/loose pigments. Obviously, if you use those on an every-day basis, the product is worth buying, but if not... why buying? Some might think that it might be used instead of a common primer, but I would disagree. The thing is that it locks down eye shadows and makes those hard to blend. If this is not your issue and you dont do smoky well blended eyes, you might indeed use this product.

The description on the packaging also suggests that the product minimizes fallout. Yes, that is obviously true when you have already applied the eye shadow/pigment. However, when applying loose pigments the fallout will still occur.

Price

Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue is not a cheap product, below I give a price comparison, so you can see for yourself.

Price in the EU: 15 EUR, which is ca 21 USD
Price in the US: 18 USD
Price in the UK: 16.50 GBP, which is ca 26.60 USD

My rating

4,5 out of 5

Hope you enjoyed this review! ;) Please let me know if you have used this product and how you liked it!

Love,

Your, K.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Britney Spears - Till the World Ends - Look

Hello gorgeous!

Yes! Britney has been shooting a new video for her latest single "Till the World Ends". Now, the video is not out yet, but I have been able to find some of the pictures, and thus I decided to recteate her makeup look! Needless to say that I love experimenting with difficult and bold looks, but what I like about Britney's looks is that they are all cute and quite easy to do! "Till the World Ends" is not an exception, we are dealing with a dark brown/black smoky eye, bright pink lips and glowy cheeks! This look is perfect for a party, so if you are interested, then here is the product list!

Product list

* Too Faced "Shadow Insurance" Primer
* Too Faced "Natural Eye" palette (eye shadows: Sexspresso, Cocoa Puff, Heaven, Silk Teddy)
* Mehron "Black" eye shadow
* Urban Decay "24/7 glide-on eye pencil" in Zero
* Lash curler
* Loreal "Volume Million Lashes" mascara
* Benefit "Sugarbomb" blush
* No 7 "Skin Illuminator"
* Make Up For Ever "Aqua Lip" lip pencil in C15
* Barry M lip gloss in #2
* MAC 239 brush
* MAC 217 brush
* MAC 150 brush
* Dior "Eyes" brush
* Dior "Eyeliner" brush
* MAC 116 brush

Now as promissed in the tutorial, here is the pic of Britney from the "Till the World Ends" video shoot! Along with it you can see a pic from Burberry's runwalk photoshoot. I love when music and fashion go hand in hand, what about you? :)


And here is the makeup tutorial itself :)


Love,

You K.