Wednesday, May 26, 2010

SPRING Nail Polish - I love you!

As I have posted in the past, I have found a wonderful nail polish brand here in Spain.

Why is it so wonderful, you ask?

1) There is a wide variety of colors.
The colors range from a subtle nude color to slight shimmer to full out chunks of glitter to bright colors to dark colors.
Anyone can find a color that suits their taste and coloring.

2) When applied, the polish stays on rather well and applies easily.

3) These polishes are extremely affordable!
We are talking .75 centims = $0.75!
At this price, it's makes it extremely difficult for me not to leave with atleast five bottles in hand...
Self-control, self-control!

As stated before, the ONLY downside is that there is no name nor number to identify the colors!
Maybe I should write to the company because they have such a great product but it's hard to recommend a product to someone else when you can't identify the color!

Here are some photos of a recently purchased color...

With the flash...


Without the flash...
A more true representation of the color pay off.

What do you think?

Besos from Spain!
Liz

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Gift Swap with Sonja

Thanks to the You Tube community, I have had the pleasure of getting to know the lovely Sonja who also posts videos containing beauty, make up, fashion and more personal topics.

Visit her channel:

To view more of Sonja's hand made jewelry, visit her blog:



Here are some photos of the beautiful gifts she sent me...

Cute, hand written note


Hand Made Gold Chain Necklace with Amber colored Beads


Hand Made Pale Pink and Lilac Beaded Earrings


Kiko Sphere Eyeshadows and Chresy Double Eyeshadow





H&M Lip Glosses in Tangerine Punch & Moonstruck in Mustique
Kiko Nail Polish #298


She also sent me this beautiful red and black pook-a-dot scarf.

I LOVE everything!

THANK YOU, Sonja!

Besos from Spain!
Liz

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Neutral Look w/ Pop of Color

This is a demonstration of how to wear a neutral look with a pop of color.
For the pop of color, you can use a color that will bring out your eye color or whatever bright, fun color you fancy.

Here's what I chose.


The whole look is neutral except for the pop of the color cranberry that I put on my waterline and also tightlined with.

PRODUCTS:

FACE:
DELIPLUS FLUID FOUNDATION - CARAMELO
BO-ING CONCEALER - 01
MAKE UP FOREVER CONCEALER PALETTE - NO.01
DELIPLUS PRESSED POWDER - CHAMPAGNE
MILANI BLUSH - LUMINOUS
DELIPLUS BRONZING POWDER

BROWS:
MILANI BROW EXPRESS BROW KIT - LIGHT
MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH MASCARA - CLEAR

EYES:
URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION
PHYSICIANS FORMULA EYESHADOW TRIO - BAKED SANDS
MAC - CRANBERRY
URBAN DECAY 24/7 LINER - 1999
NYX - TAUPE
BOBBI BROWN GEL EYELINER - SEPIA INK
BASIC SO BIG MASCARA - BLACK

LIPS:
BASIC LIPSTICK - PINK

What do you all think?

Besos from Spain!
Liz

Thursday, May 20, 2010

How I Keep My Teeth White & TIPS

I often get asked how I maintain my white smile. For those of you who do not know, I worked as a pediatric dental assistant for about two years in the states before moving to Spain.

Here are a few simple steps I follow to help keep my teeth looking white.

1) Use a whitening toothpaste and brush after each meal & snack.
2) FLOSS! This can be a hard habit to create but it is SO important! Floss your teeth each night before bed.
3) Drink water throughout the day to help keep your teeth clean.
4) Use a whitening system such as Crest White Strips



What do you all do to keep your smile looking sparkling white?

Besos from Spain!
Liz

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"FOTD" or "Face Of The Day"

Here's my FOTD...
Hope you enjoy!
(:


PRODUCTS:

FACE:
Basic Hydro Matte Foundation - Light
Benefit Bo-Ing Concealer - 01
Make Up Forever Concealer Palette - No.01
Deliplus Pressed Powder - Champagne
Bare Escentuals - Faux Tan
Cover Girl Blush - Plumberry Glow

BROWS:
Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Clear

EYES:
Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP)
MAC - Gleam
MAC - Vanilla
NYX - Taupe
MAC - Espresso
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner - Sepia Ink
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner - Bourbon
Basic So Big Mascara - Black

LIPS:
Basic Lipstick - Pink

Besos from Spain!
Liz
<3

Monday, May 17, 2010

Soft Smokey Purple Look

Let me know if you like my earrings; I made them!
(;


PRODUCTS

FACE:
DELIPLUS FLUID FOUNDATION - CARAMELO 04
BENEFIT BO-ING CONCEALER - 01
MAKE UP FOREVER CONCEALER PALETTE - NO.01
DELIPLUS PRESSED POWDER - CHAMPAGNE
DELIPLUS BRONZINGOLD POWDER
SIGMA BLUSH - SOME GIRLS
SIGMA HIGHLIGHTER - MOON LIGHT MILE

BROWS:
MILANI BROW FIX BROW KIT - LIGHT
MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH MASCARA - CLEAR

EYES:
URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION
MAC - VANILLA
MAC - SHALE
MAC - SKETCH
MAC- CARBON
ULTA - CASHMERE
URBAN DECAY 24/7 EYELINER - 1999
URBAN DECAY 24/7 EYELINER - ZERO
BASIC SO BIG MASCARA - BLACK

LIPS:
BASIC LIPSTICK - CHAMPAGNE
NYX MEGA SHINE LIP GLOSS - FRENCH KISS

BRUSHES:
SIGMA

BESOS FROM SPAIN!
LIZ
<3

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A BIG Thank You and Birthday Haul

THANK YOU ALL so much for all the happy birthday wishes!! (:

It has been requested that I show what I received for me birthday so...

...in no particular order...

Bracelets from a Client

Soft Green Scarf with Brown and Neutral Beading from my MIL

Beige Purse/Clutch w/ Interior Purple Flower Detailing from my MIL

Purple/Lilac Ruffle Tank Top from my MIL

"A Kiwi on the Costa Brave" book by Jonathan Stark from my Hubby

Flower Arrangement from a Family Friend

Flower Arrangement from Cati who works with us in the salon


It was very much requested to show you all what I got for my birthday. My no means am I trying to brag about the gifts I was graciously given!

My husband is also going to buy me a new camera so that I can film videos that require more movement better. Stay tunned!
(:

Hope you all enjoyed!

Besos from Spain!
Liz
<3

Thursday, May 13, 2010

All About My Hair Color...

I always get a lot of questions about my hair and what I do to create the color.

I am a natural blonde. My natural color is one shade darker than my eyebrow color (this is because I fill in my eyebrows to make them a little darker). I want to start off by saying that because one of the reasons my color looks so natural is because I am blonde to begin with.

When dying your hair, keep in mind that most people look their best when they stay a shade or two lighter or darker than their natural color. It's just naturally going to compliment your skin tone and eye color.

My hair color...
To create my color I get highlights (lighter pieces) and lowlights (darker pieces) put into my hair.
The combination of the lighter and darker pieces creates an extremely natural look.
Keep in mind that highlights are meant to mimic what the sun naturally does to your hair so getting your hair stylist to slice your highlights and lowlights super thin/fine is the trick to getting natural looking, sunkissed hair. Keep in mind that your hair color will look different depending on your natural color.

Here are some photos of my hair...

Attitude
Curious
Dreamer
Peaceful
Playful
(Never do this to your hair, btw, it breaks it!
My husband always rebukes me when I twirl my hair!)
:/

Besos from Spain!
Liz

Monday, May 10, 2010

Make Up Look From My April Favorites Video

My make up look from my April 2010 Favorites Video


After posting my April 2010 Favorite Products Video, so many of you requested that I do a tutorial on this make up look. Thank you all for your kind words about this look! (:
Here's a few pictures and the list of products I used. I am planning on filming a tutorial for you all as well!
Enjoy!

PRODUCTS:

FACE:
Basic Hydro Matte Foundation - Light
Benefit Bo-Ing Concealer - 01
Make Up Forever Concealer Palette - No.1
Deliplus Pressed Powder - Champagne
Bare Escentuals - Faux Tan
MAC Blush - Fleurry
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish - Red Head

BROWS:
Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit - Light
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Clear

EYES:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC - Cranberry
MAC - Vanilla
NYX - Taupe
MAC - Go
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner - Zero
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner - 1999
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Black

LIPS:
Lip Infusion - Clear
MAC - Her Fancy
MAC Lip Glass - Prize Petal

Besos from Spain!
Liz

Friday, May 07, 2010

Share The Love... Beauty


I want to start off by saying that the following girls mentioned below are by no means the only girls I like to watch here on YT. I don’t want anyone’s feelings to get hurt because I truly enjoy watching everyone’s videos!



...in no particular order...





Lisa “Lisasz09”
She does reviews on a wide variety of makeup products and she always gives a great and honest review. I really like her because she’s quick and gets right to the point. Sometimes I only have a short amount of time to watch You Tube videos so I like it when people stay focused and get to the point. I trust her opinion because she often tests the products in different ways before she forms an opinion. Before I buy any product for the first time, I always check to see if she’s done a review and what she thinks.




Emily "emilynoel83"
She is a news anchor for her profession but also makes beauty videos including makeup and hair tutorials, product reviews and shopping list ideas. She explains everything so well and with so much detail. I really enjoy her tips and advice because she often looks for products that are more affordable but they look just as gorgeous as the high end products.




Natalya “filthygorgeousmakeup”
She creates mostly make up tutorials and beauty related videos. I love to watch her videos and I also love her video introduction with the photos and music! I love her accent, I often feel like perfecting my English after hearing her speak! She’s stunning and super sweet. She’s very talented with makeup and inspires me to create new looks.




Cynthia “ChanelBlueSatin”
She makes beauty related videos – make up tutorials, hauls and favorites. She is naturally stunning! She also models. She’s a very calming person to watch and she’s very down to earth.



Roz “dutchessroz”
She’s Dutch but she lives in New Zealand at the moment. I came across her blog and fell in love! She’s a knock out blonde and creates the most beautiful looks! She has definitely inspired me because we have similar coloring. She only has about two videos on YT so Roz, please make more videos! (:
Sonja “eipysgudps”
She has become one of my great friends thanks to YT. She creates fashion, make up and haul videos. She has such a great sense of style! She always gives me new ideas. She’s such a sweet heart and is super smart. She is originally from Croatia but is now living in Italy. She speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Slavic that I know of – I wouldn’t be surprised if she speaks another language!


Blair “juicystar07” and Elle “AllThatGlitters21”
Most people already know who they are. They were on Goood Morning America because they have become such a hit on YT. If you don’t know who they are, they are sisters who make videos about anything and everything to do with beauty. They are both gorgeous but have very different looks. They both crack me up – in a good way when I watch their videos. They are both just very entertaining. They are both “go getters” – there is no telling the heights that they will reach in their careers.





Laura “lollipop26”
She makes beauty videos that include all beauty related products under the sun! She has so much knowledge about products. She’s from the UK, moved to Dubai for work but I believe she is now back in the UK or will be returning soon. I adore her accent and she has this way with words that captivates me! She’s beautiful and has a great sense of humor!




“NosebleedBaby”
It’s a tragedy because I don’t even know her name! She lives in Germany but writes and, I’m assuming, speaks English fluently. She doesn’t speak in her videos but she writes out the steps in her makeup tutorials in English and German. The fact that she does not talk in her videos takes nothing away from what a talented artist she is!



Jessica “PicturesqueMakeup”
I adore this girl! She creates make up tutorials. It’s obvious in her videos how sharp this girl is! I feel like I would instantly click with her upon meeting her! She’s another amazing and talented artist. She creates such amazing looks and gives great tips. She’s also such a calming person to watch.



Sarah “sardun1”
She does beauty products reviews, demonstrations and cheaper alternatives. She was the first beauty guru to really reach out to me and encourage me and I will always remember that! She has a heart of gold and is absolutely gorgeous! She is a wonderful, busy mother of two but always looks so polished.



Tanya “pixi2woo”
She is a professional makeup artist from the UK and it’s obvious because she’s so great with makeup. I can only dream of owning all the high end, designer make up she uses but it’s still so fun to watch her. It’s amazing to watch the different looks she creates and the transformation.
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/TanyaBurr


Besos from Spain!
Liz

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

TIP - How To Save Your Lipsticks

Do you have any lipsticks that are in the original tubes but because they are broken it makes them hard to push out of the tube for usage?



Here's a tip for you.

FIRST, depot your lipstick using a small spatula or the handle end of a pair of tweezers.

SECOND, place depotted lisptick in a pill box for storage.






Besos from Spain!
Liz

Sunday, May 02, 2010

April 2010 Favorite Products

Just a few products I've been loving this past month.
Enjoy!
(:





SIGMA HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR KABUKI - PRINCESS GRACE
$25

SIGMA SS138 - TAPERED FACE BRUSH
COMES WITH PREMIUM BRUSH KIT - $149


88 MATTE EYESHADOW PALETTE
$18.95


MOM'S CHIFFON BY CHINA GLAZE
$5.95

 
RIMMEL KOHL EYE PENCIL - BLACK GOLD
$4



Besos from Spain!
Liz