Saturday, December 26, 2009

Requested: Room Tour Video!

This was a highly requested video on my You Tube Channel, hope you guys like it! Thanks For Watching! Happy Holidays! xx Michelle

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Where Are You!?

I gotta have this!! I was watching Samantha Schuerman and she was doing by far the best Playboy inspired look I have ever seen! She uses the TIGI Bead Head Palette for the whole eye look. As soon as I seen this Palette I knew I had to have it!! Easier said then done, I cannot find this anywhere with out paying over $40 +shipping! I am sorry but there is noway I am paying that much! I found one website that had it for $20, but of course they are on back order! I am gonna keep my eyes open on Ebay, but no luck so far. I really don't want to have to spend more then $20-$35 for it. But if your reading this and you know where I can get one, please please let me know! Thanks! xx

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Dress For The Holidays + Going Out

Well its not the Motel dress I want, but it will deff do for now! I picked this heart shaped dress @ Elder Beerman for $39.00. It has pockets but you can't even tell, I know that's the new thing this season with party dresses and I love it! I am thinking this will be a great Holiday party dress with a dressy jacket or caridgan and some black pumps! It has a hot pink ribbon waist that ties in the back. Sorry the pic is not the best quality I took it with my iphone, but I will post pics of me wearing it soon!


Since I am starting school soon to be a Esthetician aka Beauty Therapist, I thought it would be fun to share one of the most important things I will be licensed to do, Facials! I can't wait to start working in a Salon/Spa, so here is somethings you may not know about Facials!

Things are slowly evolving
, however, as more and more dermatologists are beginning to offer the services of specially trained Estheticians to their clients. Whether you get your facial through a doctor's office or through a spa or salon, some general guidelines apply.

What a good facial will definitely do: leave you feeling pampered, well moisturized, and deep-cleaned. Select a facialist with the same caution you would a manicurist. They must use clean utensils (towels, latex gloves, etc.) for each new customer, especially in terms of utensils used for extractions.

One word on extractions: When a facialist is extracting blackheads, or squeezing out trapped impurities from clogged pores, slight discomfort is normal. Pain, however, is not. Pimple popping or blackhead removal that is so overzealous it hurts can lead to scarring.

Deep-Cleansing Facial

What it is: A gentle cleansing massage that unclogs pores and exfoliates the dead skin cells on the surface, leaving the skin thoroughly cleansed and moisturized.

Procedure: Skin is cleansed, then massaged. Next, a steam machine may be directed toward the face for a few minutes to open pores. Clogged pores (blackheads and whiteheads) are then extracted. Finally, facial mask is smoothed and left on the skin for a few minutes to tighten pores again, then washed off and followed by a moisturizer.

Good for: All skin types except oily.

Glycolic Facial

What it is: This facial expands on the deep-cleansing facial with the addition of glycolic acid, which enhances exfoliation and improves skin tone and texture.

Procedure: Same as deep-cleansing facial, except glycolic acid is applied after extraction.

Good for: Most skin types, especially those with sun damage, but not recommended for those with highly sensitive skin.

Oily Skin Facial

What it is: An adaptation of the deep-cleansing facial, an oily skin facial involves less facial massage, which can stimulate oil glands.

Procedure: Similar to the deep-cleansing facial, except that oily skin facials use only oil-free products and include the use of astringents.

Good for: Oily, combination, or acne-prone skin.

Glamour On The Big Screen

I am so excited for the re-invented Musical called Nine to hit the theaters! Not only does it have some of my favorite actress and singers but its one of the most Glamorous films to hit the screen since Its Musical sister Chicago! The old Hollywood feel mixed with Italian culture is the perfect film for me! I was really inspired when I seen the Trailer for this film and seen the makeup created for each Character, here's a little about each Ladies looks!

"It's hard to believe that the same man who won an Oscar for his work on The Lord of the Rings (think lots of dirt, grime, and gory battle wounds) could create the year's most glamorous big-screen beauty looks. But that's exactly what makeup and hair designer Peter King did for the new movie Nine, which takes place in early 1960s Venice. "We went through 50 to 60 large cans of L'Oréal Elnett Hairspray and at least 250 sets of false eyelashes since both sum up the look of the '60s," says King. Here, he gives more inside scoop on how he primped some of the film's leading ladies, including Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, and Fergie."

Kate Hudson In Nine:

"Kate plays a fashion reporter so her look was the most stylish. To give her hair extra thickness and texture, we did a lot of backcombing and added a hairpiece. Her makeup is inspired by the '60s supermodel Veruschka, with matte foundation, light lips, and of course, very dark eyes and large false eyelashes. There's no blush on her cheeks at all in keeping with the look of the time."

Fergie In Nine:
"For her role as a prostitute, Fergie needed to look a bit more trashy. So she got a reddish wig with black roots, smoky eyes, and dark lipstick that we smudged a lot. We also gave her a beauty mark, which was more from the 1940s."

Penélope Cruz in Nine:
"Penélope plays the mistress in the film, and we designed her look to be very over-the-top, like her costumes, which meant dark brows, heavy eyeliner, piles of false eyelashes, and a line in the creases of her eye for contrast. We kept her lips a very pale pink to go with the period. Penélope also wore a partial wig so that we could add volume and some rather tacky orangey highlights without damaging her real hair."

Nicole Kidman In Nine:

Nicole Kidman "Nicole's look was that of a classic film star (she plays the main character's muse) so we kept her makeup simple and beautiful with MAC Fluidline gel eyeliner, MAC false eyelashes, soft coral lipstick, and some subtle contouring. To ensure that her hair looked flawless, I created a wig in the perfect shade of honey blonde. This also protected her hair from setting it in rollers every day and made it easy for her to be camera ready."

[photo credit: David James © The Weinstein Co., 2009]

ULTA Holiday Sale!

So if you follow me on YouTube you know how much I gush over ULTA's sales! They Have finally sent out their Holiday Catalog which stared December 5Th and goes through December 24Th. I was going to try and scan pages of the Catalog to show you all the amazing deals on their Beauty products, but I figured it might just be easier to provide you with a link to the virtual book and you can look through it as you wish! Below is the link to you can choose to view the catalog in flash mode or html mode if you have dial up Internet. Seriously take a look around the website! I am going to go to my local ULTA store Sunday and pick up some things for loved ones, I need to stop buying for myself and start buying for others!! Haha, but its so hard to say no to makeup!! Look for a Haul/loot video on YouTube late Sunday in case I pick up some great things! I might even show some highlights of the catalog in a YouTube video so keep a look out for that this weekend as well!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Please Santa!

I am sending Santa a letter this year to bring me this stunning Amanda Dress By Motel! I would wear this during the colder months with a cardigan, dressy black cover up or even a black blazer! And then of course rock it alone in the summer! This just makes me think of the perfect High Roller's dress to wear when I go to the Casino, or a romantic dinner date with my man. Pair this up with a gorgeous pair of Black pumps, a sleek clutch, Faux Fur cropped Jacket and a smokey eye for the perfect holiday or going out look! Stunning!

I have to Thank Imogen for showing this gorgeous dress in her Fashion Video, it was love @ first site when I saw it! xx

Bad Girl Glam: So Inspired By This Look!

The Bombshell Is Back!

As soon as I seen this article my jaw hit the floor! I am so in love with the Old Hollywood Glamour look that the Iconic Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield, and Bettie Page are so famous for! But to see it come together with today's most hottest trends it literally made me giddy! I also want to say that the gorgeous Annalynne McCord (from 90210) did such an amazing job Channeling Marilyn Monroe in these photos, She makes me want to buy every single outfit! This whole look inspired me from the hair, to the makeup, and right down to the shoes! Look for the January 2010 Issue of Cosmo on stands now! Since The magazine is not released on all News stands yet, I was lucky enough to find these photos leaked early on CocoPerez, so thank you for the early Photos! Honestly these pics I am posting don't do the looks justice, go out and by the Magazine!

[Images courtesy of Cosmopolitan] Photos where shot by photographer duo Markus Klinko and Indrani

Follow Me On YouTube!

I have been making YouTube videos for a few months now and I am totally hooked! I was first inspired by all the amazing Beauty Gurus in the YouTube community. Although I do not classify myself to be a beauty guru, I find myself to be more of an amature when it comes to all the professional makeup tricks. You won't see very many Tutorials, but I love to do hauls and reviews on my favorite products or recent purchases! You will also see outfit of the day videos through out the week. I have so many wonderful subscribers who show me tons of support, I can't Thank them enough! So when you get some free time feel free to check out my YouTube Channel, some of my videos can be found at the very top of my blog page, or you can copy and paste the link below! Thank You so much for checking out my Blog!! xx Michelle