Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas GIVEAWAY winners

Hello Beautiful! Alright, so here come the giveaway winners! Congratulations! :)

P.S. If you are a winner, please contact me on Youtube in order to get your prize!
 

 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Bringing Disney Princesses to Life: Jane from Tarzan

Hello Beautiful!
 
Today I will show you something really exciting! :) A group of beauty gurus from Youtube including myself are doing a collaboration and we are showing you how to become a modern Disney princess!  Basically what we do is we imitate the work of Jirka Väätäinen, who combined photos of real women with cartoon characters using Photoshop and created digital paintings that brought Disney Princesses to real life!
 
I will show you how to become Jane from Tarzan. And here is the comparison of my look to Jirka's interpretation of modern Jane.
 

Here come the pictures of all other participants!


My makeup tutorial:
 
 
 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

UNZIPPED ZIPPER FACE MAKEUP

Hello Beautiful!

Alright, so I am BACK! :) This time I will show you how to do an UNZIPPED ZIPPER FACE MAKEUP! In order to do so, you will need:
 
*Zipper
*Tissue
*Mehron Liquid Latex
*Cinema Secrets Spirit Gum Adhesive
*Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 180 Sand Beige
*Online Maekup for Film & Television Dried Blood (Dark) Quick Dry
*Smiffy's Vampire Blood
*Make Up For Ever - 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
*Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case
*Make Up Store Loose Powder in Natural



Here is the video tutorial! Enjoy! ;)
 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Delicious Italy

Ok, so I am back from my Italian business trip and this time I wanted to share something that is not related to beauty... Italy is usually known for its fashion and weather, but I also was really impressed with food! Here are some of the pictures of what I tried during my stay...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Russia - EURO 2012 Football Fan Makeup

It has been a while! I know! But I really needed some time to relax! :) So here I am back ready to continue our beauty talk! :) This blog post will be dedicated to another collaboration, which I am doing with Anna (missannsh), who is a Russian beauty vlogger on Youtube. Since June 12 is the Day of Russia and EURO 2012 is currently taking place, we decided to go for something patriotic. Therefore, today's beauty topic is 'Colors of Russia and Russian Flag' and that is why my makeup is a combination of white, blue and red colors! Enjoy!










Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Normal / Dry Skin in 180 Sand Beige
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
Tape
Inglot 373 Matte White Eye Shadow
Inglot EyeLiner Gel Matte in 76
Inglot Matte Eye Shadow in 369 (medium blue)
Inglot Double Sparkle Eye Shadow in 478 (sky blue)
Inglot AMC Eye Shadow in 68
Benefit Sugarbomb Blush
NYX Fabulous Lashes in EL 118
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzle Gel Liner
DUO Adhesive
Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler
Loreal Volume Million Lashes Extra-Black Mascara
Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Feisty
MUA Lipstick in Shade 13 (red)
My video



Anna's video

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wearable look using Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay

I am sure many of us have Urban Decay Naked palettes. I think I won't exaggerate if I say that in the beauty world these palettes are a must-have! I have been receiving really a lot of requests to do looks using my Naked 2 palette and I am very happy I am finally doing it!

Here is the list of products I used to create this look:
*Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
*BarryM Perfect Tan
*Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Eyeshadows: Foxy, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Busted)
*Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler
*Benefit Mascara "They're Real!"
*YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch
*Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Toasted
*Sephora Lips Pencil in #115
*YSL Top Secrets Re-Plumping Concentrate Lips & Contour Shaper
*YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in #19

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sedona Lace Giveaway Results

Alright, so Sedona Lace Giveaway is over and it is time to announce the giveaway winner or actually winners! As promissed the first winner will get Sedona Lace Vortex Collection Makeup Brushes with Zipper Belt and the second one (chosen among the most active commentators) will get a limited edition MAC brush # 275!

The last time I checked there were over 6000 comments! WOW! I would like to thank everyone for participating in this giveaway, you all were awesome! Also, don't be disappointed if you didn't win anything, because quite a few giveaways are soon to come!

OK, let's cut the story short and go on to giveaway results! And the winners are:


Attention 'Sedona Lace' Winner! Please make sure to write me a personal message on Facebook by June 5th saying your 1) Youtube name and 2) Twitter name! After you do that (and I check that requirements have been met) I will let you know how to set up an account with Sedona Lace in order to get your prize!

Attention 'MAC' Winner! Please make sure to write me a personal message on Facebook by June 5th saying your 1) Youtube name, 2) Twitter name and 3) Your address! After you do that (and I check that requirements have been met) I will send you your prize!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My May Favorites!

The month of May is coming to an end, which means that it is time to introduce my top used products of this month! These are basically the products that I would give awards to! :) I don't think I have ever been satisfied with SO many great items!

This time I decided to show you not only makeup products, but also the ones for nails and  hair. I also couldn't help showing you my favorite pendant! :) Below goes the list of products with prices and online shops, where you can purchase them. Also make sure to check out the video where I ramble about all these products! ...Oh, and yeah, if you could only tell me what YOUR favorites for the month of May are! I would really like to try something new! ;)

My May TOP10 FAVORITES!

1. Eye shadow palette: Urban Decay "Naked2" Eye Shadow Palette. Price: USD 50.00. Buy it here!
2. BarryM "Perfect Tan, Instant Tan Spray". Price: GBP 6.99. Buy it here!
3. Revlon ColorStay Foundation (for Normal/Dry skin). Price: GBP 12.49. Buy it here!
4. MAC Mineralize Blush in "Dainty". Price: USD 23.50. Buy it here!
5. YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch. Price: USD 40.00. Buy it here!
6. Sedona Lace "Jumbo Fan" Face Brush. Price: USD 12.95. Buy it here!
7. OPI Nail Polish in "I Think in Pink". Price: USD 7.30. Buy it here!
8. Wella Professionals "Stay Essential Finishing Spray". Price: USD12.79. Buy it here!
9. Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in "Toasted". Price: USD 26.00. Buy it here!
10. Swarovski Loveheart Fuchsia Pendant. Price: USD 140.00. Buy it here! 



Friday, May 18, 2012

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Sedona Lace Vortex Professional Makeup Brushes with Zipper Belt

Some time ago I was contacted by Sedona Lace LLC and offered to review any their product. I took a look at their website and decided to review their brushes. Vortex Collection caught my attention, because it was designed by Renelyn Monteloyola, who is also a beauty guru on Youtube (Makeup by Ren Ren). Therefore, I decided to review Vortex Professional Makeup Brushes with Zipper Belt. This was the priciest set available, so I wanted to check THAT out just because it contained the majority of brushes. And I know that you want to know my opinion on ALL brushes! :) OK, so let's begin with the review.


The brushes came in a well-packed package together with a leaflet, which described the purpose of each brush. Vortex collection consists of 14 brushes (brushes for face, eyes and lips). The brushes came separately from the zipper belt, however each brush was packed separately too. I also need to mention that each larger brush has a protection-case, which helps protect brushes and their bristles!

Obviously, once I received the brushes I tried placing those into the zipper belt! This is the layout I thought would suit me (below). As you can see, I placed larger / face brushes on the first row left side and blending brushes / eye brushes - on the right side. I thought that the rest of the brushes should be on the second row. I have to say that I love the fact that this belt has space for more brushes, so one can add other brushes if it is needed. Besides, there is also space for your business cards! I think this is genious, because if you are a professional makeup artist doing your job daily, you don't want to spend time searching for your business cards (as I usually do :) ), you just grab one without stopping  your job and give it to the new client!


I don't want to draw comparisons with other brands (I don't think it would be correct), but I have to say that for this quality of brushes, the price of the set with the zipper belt is really cheap! You can buy these brushes at www.SedonaLace.com. The price for this particular set is $79.95, which is ca $76 less if you bought each brush and the belt individually / separately! You basically pay for 4 larger brushes and the belt... and all other brushes are for free! :)

Here are my overall thoughts about pros and cons of Sedona Lace Vortex Professional Makeup Brushes with Zipper Belt:

Pros:
-Affordable price
-Good quality
-Good assortment of brushes
-Multi-functional belt
-Fast delivery

Cons:
-I would add a larger shader brush to this collection
-Slight shedding
-Currently out of stock


I also am giving away 1 set of Vortex Professional Makeup Brushes with the Zipper Belt by Sedona Lace. The rules to the giveaway are the following:

- Subscribe to BeautifulYouTV @Youtube (click here to do so)
- Follow Sedona Lace on Twitter (click here to do so)
- Write a comment on my Facebook page explaining why you
  want to win the brushes (click here to do so)
- You can write as many comments as you want
- Giveaway is open internationally
- Giveaway lasts 10 days, 18 May - 28 May, 2012
- If you are <18, ask your parents for permission
- The winner will be chosen randomly
- The most active commentators will participate in an additional brush
  giveaway (hint: prize - 1 MAC brush)
- The winner will be announced on my Facebook page May 31,2012
- The winner needs to contact me back on Facebook within 3 days,
   otherwise a new winner will be chosen

Monday, May 14, 2012

Unordinary shoes by Kobi Levi

Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi's passion since he was a little boy. He created his first shoe designs during his high school days in Tel Aviv, Israel. Back then his first shoes were made of cardboard! Following his passion, Kobi graduated he graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem in 2001. Since then Kobi Levi worked as a freelance footwear designer.

As his hobby, Kobi also designed unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenged the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. In April 2010 he uploaded his footwear art creations to his blog and since then people's reactions streamed in from all over the world. Moreover, this over-night exposure brought Lady Gaga to use the design Double Boot in her "Born this Way" music video!

Worldwide attention and publications led to a growing demand for Kobi's artistic styles. As a result, in July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv and started to offer his original designs for sale.  All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials. Here are some of the examples of Kobi's shoe collection. Which one do you like the best?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wedding Collection 2013: Vera Wang

Last season Vera Wang impressed us with the black wedding collection. This season the wedding collection is all about reds! The collection is called "Mei Meng", which in Chinese stands for "beautiful dream". The collection is intended for a Chinese market; one of the reasons - Vera is planning to sell her collection for the first time in Asia. The red color is traditional for Chinese weddings; this color symbolizes prosperity, love and joy. Here are the dresses from the above-mentioned collection! Which one do you like the best?


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Makeup Tutorial: Jennifer Lopez - Follow the Leader Inspiration

It is no secret that I love Jennifer Lopez: her music, moves, sense of style and I even am not talking about her movie carreer! I think I have been following her musical / movie path, since I was a teenager and I still can't stop doing it! She is just gorgeous! Therefore, I decided to do an inspired look from her new music video "Follow the Leader". As I have done it many times before, I decided to come up with my own look for this video, as if I were Jen's makeup artist. As an inspiration I took this very picture and Jennifer's silver / black' ish outfit. I thought this outfit would look great with a smoky eye with respective colors! The pictures of my look are below. What do you think, would this look suit Jen and her outfit? :)


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Too Faced Smoky Eye Shadow Collection Palette (Silver, grey and nude)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Andrea Modlash False Eye Lashes in # 82 (black)
DUO Adhesive
Loreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Black
Benefit Blush in Sugarbomb
IsaDora Glow Stick - Blushes in Gold Vanilla
Hard Candy Lipstick in Fire Alarm