Category: Video

Pregnancy Update, 28 Weeks!

Published in: Just For Fun, Video

I just posted a baby bump post on the blog the other day, but I haven’t done a YouTube update in a while, so here we are at 28 weeks! Baby Girl, otherwise known as My Little Ninja because she kicks all day long, is doing fine.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Not baby related, but this might be of interest to you if you’re a Clinique fan and live in Southern California…

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From Clinique PR:

“Clinique and Eden Passante, DIY Expert behind Sugar&Charm, celebrate the holiday season with complimentary custom gift-wrap services at Macy’s South Coast Plaza [in Costa Mesa].

“In the final few days before the holiday, Clinique has created the perfect one-stop holiday shop! This year, Clinique and Eden Passante, DIY expert and founder of the blog Sugar & Charm, are celebrating together with custom holiday gift-wrap, DIY present toppers and gift tags!

Macy’s South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Friday, December 18th, 2015
5:00pm-7:00pm

On Friday, December 18th, 2015, Clinique will be providing complimentary custom gift-wrap services with the purchase of any Clinique holiday set. Eden Passante will be adding DIY gift touches to complete each present, making the recipient feel extra special before they even open their gift! We’re taking the stress out of holiday shopping — come pick up some last minute gifts with custom wrapping or buy yourself a little holiday gift for you to unwrap yourself, you deserve it!”

Hmm… I live a few hundred miles away, but I could always use another Cheek Pop Blush. 🙂

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Video Review & Swatches

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Video

Swatching all of these new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour lipsticks yesterday was an adventure because they’re CRAZY pigmented. They’re liquid mattes, which means they can be a little drying (purr usual), or SUPER drying when it comes to my super sensitive lips, especially after applying and removing 15 of them, but with good lip prep beforehand, you should be fine.

After all, only crazy people put on 15 liquid lipsticks one after another.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

$20 US each/$24 CAD
Available January 7, 2016 at all MAC locations (permanent line)

  • Fashion Legacy – an intense fire truck red
  • Feels So Good – a deep true red
  • High Drama – a deep, dark plum
  • Dance with Me – a deep cranberry red
  • Lady-Be-Good – a warm mid-ton nude
  • Tailored to Tease – a bright fuchsia
  • Oh, Lady – a deep wine
  • Recollection – an intense bright violet
  • Quite the Standout – a bright orange-red
  • To Matte With Love – a bright raspberry
  • Personal Statement – a shocking pink
  • Divine-Divine – a light creamy pink
  • Mademoiselle – a bright creamy coral
  • Back in Vogue – a peachy nude
  • Rich & Restless – a mid-tone pinky salmon

As always, thank you for watching! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

The MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils: Video Review & Swatches

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Video

Just a quick video review and swatches of the new MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils. They’re available now online ($20 each, 12 shades) and coming to stores and counters December 17 into the permanent line.

The MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils

  • Anything Goes, a matte rosy fuchsia
  • Temper Tantrum, a matte bright orange coral
  • Lover’s Lane, a matte deep orange
  • Frolic, a matte mid-tone peachy pink
  • Oh Honey, a matte warm chocolate
  • Aim to Please, a matte dirty mauvey brown
  • Just My Type, a matte clean blue fuchsia
  • Just Add Romance, a matte deep red
  • Tease Me, a matte light pink
  • Promise Me, a matte soft beige nude
  • Velvet Teen, a matte deep blackened plum
  • Reddy to Go, a matte deep brick red

Have you gotten your lips on these yet? What do you think?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

:)

The MAC Ellie Goulding Collection Is Polished Pop Star Power

Published in: Collections, MAC Makeup, Video

There’s also a video review in this post. If it’s not appearing, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

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The MAC Ellie Goulding collection (coming to the MAC website Dec. 14 and to stores and counters Dec. 17 – Jan. 15, 2016)

Wearing a sexy scuba outfit while rocking big blonde hair that looks like it’s being whipped back by 12 Beyoncé fans doesn’t mean you have to go OTT with your makeup.

The first time I saw the sexy scuba promo pic for the MAC Ellie Goulding collection on Instagram a while back, I thought, “OOH! LOVE! Now this is makeup I would want to wear.” It looks so approachable and fresh, but there’s still some drama to it, like the black-winged liner and falsies. I think Ellie just looks really beautiful.

MAC Ellie Goulding

Then I saw the promo pics for the products and fell head over heels.

I’m not sure, but I might be in the minority when it comes to how much I love these colors, specifically the warm browns and neutral browns, but I’m sorry. I’m not 22 years old and about to rock an emerald green eyeshadow to Costco anymore.

I mean…I’ll do it on occasion, 🙂 but when I think of makeup that I know I can wear over and over and over again, it’s things like this: warm browns on the eyes; beautiful bronzy cheeks with a peachy glow and juicy, glossy coral lips.

In that promo pic, Ellie looks like she’s either about to belt out a song, or make out with somebody, LOL!

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MAC Ellie Goulding Powder Blush Duo in I’ll Hold My Breath ($28)

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MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days ($44)

MAC releases so many collections, but for me, this one stands out. The brand does stuff with singers all the time, but sometimes their collaborations seem a little half-@ssed, ya know? Like the Mariah Carey one? Come on… One lipstick and no special packaging? Like, that’s it? But this got the full red carpet treatment.

Lots and lots more info in the video at the top, and here are some swatches and pictures. Have a look, and let me know what you think.

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MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Nights ($44)


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Purple Smoky Holiday Makeup Tutorial With Boots No7 [SPONSORED] #MyBestSkin

Published in: Boots, Makeup Tips/How To, Sponsored Post, Video

There should be a video in this post, but if you can’t see it, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

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We’re basically on the cusp of December, so from here on out it’s all holidays, all the time, and that definitely means more holiday makeup.

This purple smoky eye might look more complicated than it really is, but you can totally handle it. If you can blend even just a wee bit, you can follow along with this tutorial, which shows how to do the eyes, complexion makeup and cheeks. And there are also four different ideas for lip combos.

purple smoky holiday makeup tutorial

purple smoky holiday makeup tutorial
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