Makeup Fun Time Yay!

Hellllllllllooooooooooooo my sprinkles!! I have felt like such crap lately! Like all I want to do is puke and swallow ibuprofen because my head has been killing me!!! How are you guys holding up? Hopefully better than me!!!

ANYWAYYY, A couple of days ago I decided to attempt the impossible recreation of Rose Shocks Alice in Wonderland look. OMGGGG I love her!!! seriously if you do not know who she is pleaseeeee stop reading this and google her, facebook her, instagram her, check out her blog.  For anyone who is still with me or if you just picked up where you left off after getting to know who I’m talking about good. Her makeup is insane, crazy amazing beautiful. I found out about her almost a year ago via Pinterest (gahhhh I love pinterest). I’m not a makeup artist or guru so after watching her tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y0Zeecf9Ak) I was like I will never be able to do that. But, I tried it…I  pretty much cursed through the whole application process lol but, i did it! Go team me!

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*picture taken with digital camera, no filter.

Now its not exactly like hers (I know)  that’s never going to happen! Honestly I’m pretty stoked with how it came out. If I was using the same products (sugarpill cosmetics) as she was maybeeeee I could have nailed it down a little bit better. I used a montage of things….nyx, wetnwild, and mac. It did take me a while because I suck at blending (thats where all the swearing came in) . So, yeah that’s basically it… Is there anyone you’re inspired by? leave me a comment below, lets chat !

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*picture taken with an Iphone

Fun Giveaways around Facebook and YouTube

I love giveaways! Who doesn’t love free awesome things? anyway here’s a couple of giveaways going on right now that you may not know about!

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IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME AGAIN !!!♥

One lucky winner will win 1 Red Apple Lipstick OR

1 Red Apple Lip Gloss

( You Pick The Color )(Giveaway will run until FEB 6, 2013 (5pm)

Rules-
INTERNATIONAL/CANADA/US
MUST Like Red Apple Lipstick Facebook Page
MUST Like The Glam Goddess Facebook Page
MUST Share This Picture And Simply Write You Entered In The Comment Section !!

WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM ♥

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https://www.facebook.com/BeautyByMeGiveAways

***GIVEAWAY TIME***
Prize:
1.NYX Black Label Lipstick in Seductive (Rich Purple Color)
2.NYX Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi
3. NYX Pump it up Lip Plumper
4.NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk and Black Bean
5. NYX Felt Tip Eyeliner in Dark Brown
6. NYX mesh bag

Details:
1. Like and share this post. Make sure this share is set to public so I can check.
2. Comment Below that you did so and which NYX Product is your favorite.
3. You can enter 1x per day by sharing and commenting on this post ONLY.

I will announce the winner using Random.org once I hit 2500 LIKES. This is open internationally.

Currently at 2,400 likes.
 
current likes 1,290
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Advanced prize 🙂 Starts as soon as I hit 1500
Includes:
Samples, 3 nail polishes, inglot freedom style palette, 2 Pretty Addictions Glitters, 3 pretty addiction eyeshadows, shattered pearls, sample of mOn Ennius jinx, 2 fullsize ME glitters, urban decay liners, 24/7 glide on shadow, mascara and sample of BB cream.
Not pictured:
A piece of jewelry from PanArt
 
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beginner prize 🙂 Starts as soon as I hit 1500
Includes:
Samples of all sorts of things, 3 nail polishes, 4 fullsize indie eyeshadows, 10 Small ME shadows/ sparkle bombs, NARS lipgloss, two NYX pearl mania pigments, 2 redcherry lashes, TONS of BFTE samples and an elf eyeshadow brush.

**not pictured: a jewelry piece by PanArt 🙂

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Published on Jan 25, 2013

Hi guys, here is a BH Cosmetics giveaway!

Rules To Enter:
1) Subscribe to my channel
2) Visit BH Cosmetics on facebook, twitter or instagram (links are below)
3) On their page, write “@makeupbysona sent me for the giveaway”
Be sure to tag me on either one of the sites, so that I can see your comments and be able to select a winner.

This giveaway is open worldwide.
If you’re not over 18, please get your parents permission before entering.

I will select a winner in two weeks and announce it on my facebook fan page.

BH Cosmetics
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bhcosmetics?fref=ts
Twitter https://twitter.com/bhcosmetics
Instagram @bhcosmetics

Connect with me
Website http://www.makeupbysona.com
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sonagregory
Twitter https://twitter.com/makeupbysona
Instagram @makeupbsona

My blog!
http://www.makeupbysona.com/blog

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Makeup Giveaway!! Lorac Pro Palette, Nars, Mac!

Published on Jan 28, 2013

Thanks for watching!! You made my day! Don’t forget to comment and SUBSCRIBE!!!!

YOU MUST ENTER BY 2/13/13 TO WIN. To enter the giveaway go to my blog and sign up for the newsletter!! You must also be a subscriber to my Youtube channel. 2 winners will be chosen by a random computerized drawing on February 14th, 2013. You must have your parent’s permission to enter if you are under 18. This Giveaway is open internationally!!

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Published on Jan 24, 2013

CONTEST RULES
!0 Be a subscriber of this channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/FatGirlBeautiful
2) Be a subscriber of S.A.L.T.Y. Cosmetics Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/saltycosmetics
3) Like my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FatGirlBeautiful
4) Like S.A.L.T.Y. Cosmetics facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/saltycosmetics
5) Leave a comment on the Fat Girl Beautiful page or on this video letting us know what your custom color would be and what you would name it!

Contest ends at midnight on Feburary 1st (CST). I will pick a winner using random.org and notify them on Feburary 2nd. Good luck!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTFzH-wF5ZQ

CONTEST DETAILS
1. Open Internationally
2. Contest open until February 11th, winner announced February 12th
3. Must be subscribed to this channel
4. Must comment under this video
5. Must be 18 or older OR have your parents permission if under 18

GOOD LUCK MY LOVES!
XO
Chelsea
http://www.stylestrands.com
LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/stylestrands

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Published on Jan 29, 2013

My twitter: http://twitter.com/kathylouee
My instagram: katherinelouee
My facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/kathylouee

Giveaway closes February 20th 2013 at 11.59pm EST

INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY RULES:

1. MUST be a subscriber of my channel

2. MUST follow me on instagram @katherinelouee (NEW INSTAGRAM) and if you DON’T have instagram, please follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/kathylouee

3. Comment in this video what your instagram username is or your twitter username if you entered with twitter! If you entered with both, YOU ARE AWESOME! 🙂

4. One (1) winner will be chosen by random.org and the winners will be contacted through Youtube inbox

GOODLUCK XX!

 

 
 

Rant, Rant, Rant …….

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I’m a huge fan of Instagram and Facebook pages dedicated to makeup looks….LOVE IT!! Mostly because everyone has their own unique different interpretation, style, favorite products and brands. I really enjoy seeing that and gaining inspiration from others work and learning about a company that isn’t mainstream. Not all of us are born with the capability to produce the perfect canvas the first 100x that sh*t takes practice. So, I get really annoyed when people bash someone who is starting off. It takes balls knowing someone is going to say they don’t like it but, you still put it out there because you’re proud of it. And yes, by doing so that person opens up to a world of negative comments. Not everyone will see what you deem to be beautiful and that’s fine. But, when people say things like you’re really caking it on,you’re still fat, boys shouldn’t wear makeup, homo,you’re ugly….I can go on…..like really? And most of these comments coming from other girls/guys doing the same thing. Which is like wtf!! If you feel that person needs a couple tips do it in a positive manner. You don’t know the person on the other end of screen or how those hateful words will effect them. We have all been there at some point in our lives. Put out a positive message and change someone’s view for the better. Someones clown is someones beautiful princess….SO STFU and just be nice! Kthanks:) Rant ended.

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ImageHave you check out their new site? so many new styles and clothes to pick from! plus score that sweet bracelet (a $26 value) with any purchase! I’ve been into the word bracelets lately. Bc they go with anything and make a fierce statement only a true fashionista can! Not to mention Im head over heels in love with some of their new spring/summer 2013 swim suits…check these bad boys out!

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The full body suite is totally up my alley! I’m a curvy girl and top heavy so I really don’t do bikinis…I’m usually the weirdo with the bikini top, tank top over that , board shorts lady. This suit is pricey at $160 but, its sexy and reminds me of a Hollywood Starlet. All you’re missing is a big rimmed hat, big black glass and sarong (animal print  for that super exotic feeling) . And of course a gorgeous tan pool boy to keep you well oiled 😉

The second stunner is a two piece, but is sold separately at $80 or $160 for the set. Don’t you just hate when they do that? gahhhh its like no I only want to cover my tits screw the bottoms! LOL or vice versa.  I really love the caged look behind these suits!  Definitely will make for some interesting tan lines lol….which is the only downside! But rock it at night at a pool party and you will be the belle of the ball 🙂

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2013: The Year Of Emerald Green

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Each year Pantone, the color guru’s of America for the past 50 years, alongside style experts and fashion influencers decide what color should be trending across the globe. And this years color is (drum roll pleaseee) Emerald! A color that Pantone describes as brilliant and luxurious. Emerald green represents balance, harmony  and prosperity. Here are some cute finds that you can easily add to your wardrobe. Lets make 2013 a Kick Ass Kinda Year!!

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Everything you see here is from Forever21 besides the shoes. I paired a vibrant emerald green top, a black faux leather skirt and a gold  pearl encrusted cross necklace all for under $50. The shoes are by Sam Edelman, they are this amazinggg gold color (picture does not do it justice),snake skin print with wonderful little black gems and studs. They are a splurge  at $189 but, I own a pair that I found at Nordstroms Rack and OMGGGG they are seriously the most comfortable high heeled shoes I own! Sometimes you can get lucky and find this brand at TJ MAXX or Marshals/Home Goods. Alternative shoe picks are anything in the gold/black family and cheetah print for sure. (I love meeee my animal prints).

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Everything you see here is again from Forever21. This is a more avant-garde look but, with the right attitude you could totally rock it out and make it your own. The Tiger has green tones in it and they live in the forest and protect mounds of emeralds! yup, thats what they do in my mind lol. Anyway pair this hi lo tank up with some funky leggings or black hot pants . The faux leather gold studded biker vest is to die for and $42!! And those platform booties I adore, they have gold studding all over the stem and they are on sale!! PS. The Hi Lo tank and Vest are Forever21 Web Online Exclusives.

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I should have named this the Forever21 Haul!!…. I love the bright flowers on the jacket it screams spring. The button up is pale white but with a little extra sparkle to pull the look together and get you noticed. Continuing with the Emerald theme a sassy pair of calm diggers and a sexy litte pink mary jane pump will make you look fresher than an Easter bouquet 🙂

But why stop I clothing? lets perk up that face with a few of my NYX Cosmetics favs!!

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OMG that Green!!! This eye platte is know as I dream of St. Thomas….I love NYX shawdows they are amazing and super afforable at only $8.50

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I own this Liner and I love it! The emerald green color is super highly pigmented and looks amazing by its self, over a neutral brown eye or gold glitter.  $5.50

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Another favorite of mine is their loose pearl eye shadow. You can do so much with these loose minerals at only $3.oo

Another one of my favorite cosmetic lines are KA’OIR

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If you’re brave enough to go full on green this company has amazing highly pigmented lip color.

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And if you want to take it up a notch! with glittteeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrr!!! I suggest you get yourself  Force Glitzstick Package.

So, lets have a fun awesome year! I hope you enjoyed what I had to share leave me comments and love 🙂 And if you could take a moment and LIKE my Facebook.com/Glitternsex That would be awesome!! XOXO

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Are you a Betty or a Veronica ?

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MAC’s New Spring 2013 Collection will help you answer that burning question if you are a total Betty or Veronica! And I already know I’m a Veronica:) Here is a sneak peak of what is in store 🙂

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Betty
The Girl-Next-Door Blonde
The Betty Cooper line incorporates shades of pink, coral, peach and plum which reflect Cooper’s bubbly and loveable personality.
Eyes: Black Swan (black with gold pearl) eyeliner, the Caramel Sundae eyeshadow palette and the Optimum Black opulash mascara.
Cheeks: Cream Soda Light neutral coral satin powder blush.
Face: Flatter Me Pearlmatte face powder.
Lips: Girl Next Door lipstick (vivid blue pink) and Stay Sweet lipgloss (light lavender pink).

Veronica
The Vivacious, Spoiled, Rich Brunette
The Veronica line is sultrier and features darker make-up. Think plums, navy and black.
Face: Veronica’s Blush Pearlmatte face powder.
Lips: Ronnie Red bright red lipstick and Strawberry Malt lipgloss.
Eyes: Petrol Blue pearlglide intense eyeliner, Bad, Bad, Black (saturated with intense black with extra volumisation) opulash mascara and Spoiled Rich eyeshadow palette.

If you can’t wait to get in on the Archie action, you can text MAC at 898622 with either “Betty” or “Veronica”— votes will go toward determining who will win Archie’s heart, and the winner’s fans will be repaid by being the first to know when the collection will become available online.

DIY Sugar Scrubs

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With the Holidays swiftly approaching, more and more people are taking a backseat to store bought gifts. So, what are they giving instead? DIY projects of course! From cookies too knitted scarves and everything in between. One of my favorite items to make are sugar scrubs! Anyone can find these ingredients around the home or on the cheap. Not to mention you control the ingredients and don’t have to worry about harsh or unknown chemicals.Here is a list of a few to get you started! Just add a jar and a fancy bow and get ready to out do any store bought scrub!!

  1. Super Sweet Sugar Scrub
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup mashed avocado (optional)
    1 cup of olive oil
  2. Coffee Body Scrub
    2 cups of ground coffee
    1/2 cup of sugar
    3 tablespoons of olive oil
  3. Yummy Chocolate Body Scrub
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup canola oil
    1/4 cup Cocoa
  4. Sea Salt Scrub
    1/2 cup sea salt
    1/2 cup of olive oil
    5 drops of an essential oil in your favorite scent. I would choose one that reminds you of the beach.

Note: For all of these scrub recipes, the instructions are the same… Mix everything together, adding in the oil last. Then scrub away and rinse with water!

The Super Sweet Sugar Scrub is best for dry, sensitive skin. The brown sugar is more gentle than the salt or coffee scrub, and the avocado will add extra creaminess to the scrub and boost the hydration it gives your skin. The Coffee and Salt Beauty Scrubs are the most exfoliating and good if you have non sensitive skin that you really want to get glowy. These scrubs will give you a level of exfoliation that the Super Sweet Sugar Scrub will not.