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30 Days of Shades: Day 18 MAC Wonder Woman

1 Mar

I am so excited!! I made my first “movie” for YouTube. It’s not like my other videos have been. I used my new camcorder, given to me by my sweetie!
Check it out, give me a thumbs up, subscribe, and leave a comment to let me know what you think. It was a fun project! This was even a fun way to “Be Creative”.

30 Days of Shades: Day 17 Laura Geller

27 Feb

Here is a quick look using the Laura Geller Sunset Horizon palette. I used the lightest shade on my lid and brow bone and the darkest shade subtly in my crease. I lined my lower lashes with the gold color.

Check out this blush. It is the Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten Tropic Hues blush. I L.O.V.E. it. Now I am not usually partial to one blush or the other. I can take it or leave it. My love of make-up revolves around eyeshadow for the most part. HOWEVER, I have never had a prettier blush! I have worn this almost everyday since I got it off of QVC. I seriously cannot stop putting it on. So if my cheeks look over blushed, well you will know why! I am addicted to applying this shade!

It is a shimmery shade with hints of gold, peach, and pink. By far, my all time favorite. 🙂

Good News—The weather is WAY better and I have gotten to go back to my studio to work on a few little sewing projects! YAY! Now, I can find a way to burn my creative energy other than just using my eyelids for a palette!

I am going to continue my 30 days of Shades though, don’t worry! I have had so much fun with my makeup posts that you are going to see a lot more of them. However, I hope to have more crafts and recipes mixed in.
Creativity is what keeps me sane. 🙂 Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! –Amber

30 Days of Shades: Day 16 Bobbi Brown Products

23 Feb
I know this is very similar to the makeup that I posted yesterday, but I wanted to post it anyway. I used Bobbi Brown’s cream eyeshadow in Bronze Sugar..and I LOVE it. This is definitely an eyeshadow that anyone can wear, no matter your age. It’s very simple and quick! If you are not into the high maintenance eyeshadow looks, well this one is for you!

30 Days of Shades: Day 15 Naked/Pure Luxe

23 Feb

30 Days of Shades: Day 14 Kat Von D

23 Feb
When I first decided that I was going to buy a Kat Von D makeup palette, I just knew I was going to buy the Ludwig. I had no idea what a pretty blue was in the Beethoven though, and as soon as I saw it, that’s the one I had to buy! (And technically, I have a lot of the more “natural” shades like Ludwig’s in other palettes)

Here are swatch samples of the Kat Von D Beethoven palette. Beautiful! It didn’t hurt that it had some great purples in there either, cause y’all know that is my favorite!
I used Speed Blue on the lid, Leather in the crease, and Tequila on my brow bone. I lined the bottom half of my eyes with a NYX glitter liner and applied some M.A.C. Reflects Pearl on the top of the speed blue, just for added shimmer.

I thought it was a fun look. Probably not something you are going to want to wear while sitting around doing homework or anything like that, but definitely something fun for a night out!

30 Days of Shades: Day 13 Plum Smokey

16 Feb
I was so excited to do my makeup today because I finally got to try some Mally Beauty products! My friends Mandy and Becca came over yesterday to play in the makeup with me. (I totally demand a redo though! I wanted to take pics of their eyeshadows once I was finished with them, and forgot!! So, we have to do it again!) I had so much fun…and Becca brought some Mally products over to give to me! She gave me a mascara, a “Bullet-proof” eyeliner, and an eyeshadow duo.
I am still in my Smokey Mode, so I decided that a plum smokey look was what I was going to go for today.
I also used a different foundation–Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + in Porcelain (I think. It’s the lightest color they make). I usually use my bare Minerals foundation powder, but I wanted more coverage since I was trying out the new eyeshadow look. I wanted it all to be perfect!

I actually layered these plum shades from Mally over my M.A.C. Constructivist paint pot. I wanted it to be a deeper color, so I wanted to use that as a base.
Here are the products from Mally..aren’t they gorgeous?! I can say, I absolutely LOVE this stuff! Especially the mascara so far! 🙂 I have to wear the eyeshadow and eyeliner and everything all day to see how I really feel about it. So far, my initial reaction is that I am a BIG fan of this stuff! I just want to wear it all day long to see if it really is “Bullet-Proof” and see if it wears all day long without smudging, or running, etc.

You can definitly see the intensity of the colors after applying over a paint pot.
I was also actually surprised that the colors came off more brown than purple
by themselves.
In the tin, they look really purple and scary, but when you apply them, they
are very wearable.
You sure you want me to keep this Bec?? They are FABULOUS!

Here are the two Mally plum shade swatches. The first two are layered over the contructivist paint pot, and the second two are just the eyeshadows on their own.
(Constructivist/Plum Glow, Constructivist/Lavender Glow, Plum Glow, Lavender Glow)

If you are interested in Mally Beauty, check out the website by clicking here:

30 Days of Shades: Day 12 Simple Smokey Eyes

16 Feb
Here is the picture that inspired my eyeshadow for today. Now, I did not go near as dark or intense as this because I wasn’t going to the MTV Movie Awards—I was taking my kids to Mother’s Day Out. So I figured I should probably dial it down a bit. 🙂

I had to get up around 4 this morning to work, after only a few hours of sleep, but I still made a video! (Learning how to operate my HD camera is on my To Do list, I promise!)
Click below to watch!