Thursday, February 28, 2013

Face of the Night: Nautical Red

 Hello lovelies! So this is my first FOTN post for 2013! Nothing too special, just dinner with a friend. I really enjoyed this look and it didn't take long at all to do.

*MAC Oil Control Lotion (as a primer) $31
*MAC Studio fix Foundation in NW45 $27
*NARS Bronzing Powder in Casino $31
*MAC Mineralize Blush in Love Joy $21
*e.l.f. Blush in Gotta Glow (highlight) $3

Wet n Wild Eyebrow Pencil in Sable $2
*Coastal Scents Concealer Palette $10
*Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy (old palette)
*Sephora Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black $12
*Benefit Bad Gal Lash in Blackest Black $19

*Covergirl Lipstick in Hot $6

I hope you guys like my look, leave me comments. Love you guys <3     

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Makeup Haul: NARS, Makeup Forever, e.l.f. & MAC

Hey beauties! I have missed you guys so much! Sorry for the longer gaps in between posts, I've had a lot going on but I have not forgotten about you all. To make up for my absence I have a haul for you all! I hope you enjoy :)


 I don't own ANY products from Makeup Forever, while I worked at Sephora I played around with the line but I never committed to buying anything. I am out of my MAC Studio Fix Powder so I wanted to try something new. I tried it at the store and I love it. It gives way better coverage than many other powders and it is a very matte finish. It's well worth the price. 


*blush whore alert* I haven't bought anything from NARS in a long time. I've wanted this blush for awhile and I finally bought it. It's the perfect peach and I just love it. NARS just can't go wrong with their blushes.


 This is another product I've had my eye one for awhile. Casino is the perfect bronzer for the brown girls and a great contour color for my paler ladies. I use it over my foundation as a powder and it looks great. 

I needed a new foundation so I figured why not try this one? I like it but surprisingly not as much as my Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. 

 This thing is so tiny but so worth it. I have combination skin, so my T-Zone gets oily throughout the day. Since I've been using this stuff I have seen a difference. I ordered the MAC Oil Control lotion too to put with this, summer is right around the corner and no one wants to be dripping foundation!


 There has been a lot of hype surrounding this product and I must say I like it. It is NOT a dupe for NARS so whoever keeps spreading that lie needs to quit! But for $8 bucks it's nice. NW45 and below will get the best use out of this. I ordered another one so once that one comes in I'll do a full in depth review.

I hope you guys enjoyed my haul! Next up I will be doing a review on MAC Candy Yum Yum so stay tuned, thanks for reading. -Ash

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ashley For the Day: Everyday Makeup Look by Brittany

Hey beauties! My name is Brittany Hamilton, I am a makeup artist/ beauty enthusiast here on YouTube! I was honored to do a similar look that Ashley wears as her go to everyday makeup look.

Ashley's everyday makeup look consist of neutral eyes, batted lashes, and a bright creamy pink lip!

Watch my tutorial of how I recreate Ashley's look below!:

Follow my blog: B. Younique Inc. on blogspot! Also subscribe to my channel for ongoing beauty & makeup tutorials! Thank you for watching!  


I want to thank Britt so much for making this video for you all! I am not savvy with tutorials so now you all have a video on how you can get my signature look. Make sure you follow her blog, check her out on YouTube and leave lots of love in the comments section.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I Whip My Hair Back and Forth: HairGenetiCKs Review!

Hello beauties! Sorry for being MIA, I have a new computer and I'm still learning how to use it. But be patient with me because I have some really great posts coming your way :D

I am SUPER excited about this post because it is the first of its kind. A HAIR REVIEW! I've been wanting some virgin hair for the longest and I finally got I ordered the hair from was 

I was approached by their Sam Houston State University representative Jaimani! She was super professional and installed the hair for me as well.

I ordered the *Malaysian straight* in

  As you can see the hair is beautiful, super lush and bouncy. Jaimani did the sew in with a vertical row pattern; she also used a net to give my real hair more protection. She did a superb job, especially for $65! I usually go to the salon for my sew ins and she did a better job than most professionals I've been to! She does weaves, braids all kinds of things so make sure you hit her up.

Contact Info
Jaimani S.
Sam Houston State University Hair Stylist
HairGenetiCKs Representative
Twitter & Instagram: @boricua_negrita


-The hair is super soft, I mean like uber soft and lush.
-The hair is $100 a bundle which is great because most companies charge you extra as you go up in length.
-The hair only took about 3-4 days to reach me, extra points because I'm impatient!
-I have dyed this hair twice *pics below* and it is STILL lovely. I was worried that I'd ruin the hair but it actually looks even better.

-I love the hair but next time I will probably get the Brazilian body wave or Peruvian because since this hair is so straight it took awhile to get coarse enough to hold a curl.
-The ends aren't as thick as I would have liked. My longest length was 20" but I ended up cutting it to an 18". Since the bundles are the same price regardless of the length I'd order it longer just in case you need to cut off the thinner ends.
-Shedding, this hair DOES shed. I'll definitely seal the wefts for my next installation.

I give this hair an A-

 The hair came in a natural black/brown color so I knew I wanted to dye it. I used Intense Red from Loreal and 30 developer and I got this deep red color. It was pretty but not as light as I wanted it. The hair was still beautiful though. I conditioned the hair and used a little argan oil and it was fine!


 Now it is SUPER red and I love, love it!!! I used Intense Red again by Loreal and did a 40 developer. I highly recommend this hair and I especially recommend Jaimani if you are in the Houston/Dallas/Huntsville area.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Later loves!