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notsosecretlifeofe:

Late night makeupz! Forgive the one eyebrow hair I forgot to trim ūüėĒ I used @sugarpill’s Magpie, and @inglot_usa’s #151 and 313, @physiciansformula’s Eye Booster  #makeup #sugarpill #maquillaje #instamakeup #vegas_nay #hellofritzie #batalash #icantrememberanyhashtags

notsosecretlifeofe:

Late night makeupz! Forgive the one eyebrow hair I forgot to trim ūüėĒ I used @sugarpill‚Äôs Magpie, and @inglot_usa‚Äôs #151 and 313, @physiciansformula‚Äôs Eye Booster #makeup #sugarpill #maquillaje #instamakeup #vegas_nay #hellofritzie #batalash #icantrememberanyhashtags

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notsosecretlifeofe:

This just happened @emcosmetics #em #emcosmetics #michellephan #sucker #bblogger #makeup #addicted #instagramhub #instalike #instaphoto #igdaily #ipadesia

I have no self control but who’s excited to see some Em Cosmetics reviews?!

notsosecretlifeofe:

This just happened @emcosmetics #em #emcosmetics #michellephan #sucker #bblogger #makeup #addicted #instagramhub #instalike #instaphoto #igdaily #ipadesia

I have no self control but who’s excited to see some Em Cosmetics reviews?!

(Source: elbamarina)

3 New Skincare Products I Love

3 New Skincare Products I love!
Hey!

I just wanted to share some new skincare products I LOVE! I’ve heard about Skyn Iceland before, while I was working at Sephora but the line got pulled long before I was able to try it. I was recently reintroduced to the line by my coworker, Kat. She actually has several of the products and she brought it in one time when we both opened so that I could experience the amazingness…I was in love by the time I put on the moisturizer.

The reason I like¬†Skyn Iceland¬†so much is because it’s for stressed skin and I’m stressed ALL the time. It looks like really soon I’m going to be even more stressed out so, I think I’m going to splurge and treat myself to the moisturizer.

The first of these products is the Glacial Face Wash with White Willow Bark. This is great for me and for anyone who has acne or even the occasional blemish because White Willow Bark has salicylic acid which is a known fighter of acne! *kicks acne* There are lots more benefits to this cleanser, for example, the Icelandic kelp helps calm irritation and cylindrical seed oil helps fight free radicals, basically that means that the oil helps your skin not produce damaged cells.

The second of these products is basically the Glacial Face Wash in wipes and have cucumber extract in them, they’re called¬†Glacial Cleansing Cloths. I love these wipes because they really remove every ounce of makeup, they smell heavenly, and best of all YOU DON’T HAVE TO RINSE AFTER YOU USE IT!!! Listen, there are days when I just can’t bear the thought of washing the makeup off my face and these wipes are the solution to those nights. All my lazy dreams have come true!
The final of these three products is the Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion with Icelandic Kelp and White Willow Bark. Along with the benefits mentioned above from the Glacial Face Wash, this moisturizer has a mint extract that leaves the skin feeling cool and fresh, this helps microcirculation to minimize redness. I just love how it feels. I need this moisturizer in my life.
Another added bonus is that the ingredients are from Iceland and it makes me feel closer to Bj√∂rk and her country! I’m a huuuuge fan of Bj√∂rk! Haha!
I also wanted to share that I’ve started using Polyvore and that’s how I made the collage up top! If you guys want to follow me here’s the link:¬†CLICK ME! Also, I totally recommend using this site for making images like the one I made above to add some pizazz to your blogs or sites! ^_^
‚ô•,
Elba

Beauty News!

I haven’t written a review or posted a look in a while but here’s some beauty news!

The Life Palette

I don’t know if you all follow¬†Michelle Phan, but she’s just about the biggest YouTube Beauty “Guru.” Today she launched her own makeup line,¬†Em Cosmetics, and no I haven’t bought anything yet but I might. I did go and look at some stuff. So far it looks cute. I thought it was customizable, the way that Inglot is customizable but it’s actually not. You can buy Life Palettes, which are palettes with four different looks for a certain occasion or life situation (for example, there is a Beach Life Palette and a Career Life Palette) and you can pop out the lip colors, eye colors, and blush colors into a smaller palette to carry around with you. You can also just buy eyeshadow palettes or lip color palettes.

Em Cosmetics also carries CC creams, a powder foundation, highlighters, a concealer palette (which I am very interested in), lipsticks, lip gloss, lip balm, eyeliner, mascara, blush, and a contour and highlighting pencil. I’ve also watched some of the videos that are posted to show how to wear the makeup and so far I’ve noticed that the liquid liners that Michelle uses aren’t available. I’m not sure if they will be released later on but I’ll keep a lookout since I’m obsessed with gel and liquid liners.

The Great Cover Up Concealer 
¬†The Shade Play Concealer Palette (won’t be released until October)
Onto other Beauty News, Sephora has just announced a new level of membership with their Beauty Insider reward program: VIB ROUGE. If you spend $1,000 in a calendar year, you can become a VIB Rouge, this is a step above a VIB. 
I think my favorite perk for VIB Rouge is definitely FREE SHIPPING. That’s amazing. That’s it for Beauty News!
‚ô•,
Elba

EOTD: Scorching Eyeballs

So… today was a sizzler in New York City, so much so, that it busted the air conditioner down at work and when I got there, I was told that the store was closed…thanks guys!

Anywho, lately, because it’s been so hot, I do my eyes at home and finish my complexion at work so that by the time I get there my foundation is not dripping down my neck but I didn’t get to do my complexion today until I went home anyway…so yeah.

Pictures of my eyeball and my face
This is my eye in daylight.

My eye in my room…lol.
Blurry picture of the entire look…sorry about the quality, my camera was acting up :(

I camwhored for a while there.

Eyes open.
Eyes closed

How often do you get a picture of my face full on? Hardly ever! Haha. 
You can’t really tell but my eye was actually glittery and it just wasn’t showing up in my pictures unless the pictures were blurry -_-.¬†
THE RUNDOWN
EYES:
  • Lime Crime¬†Eyeshadow Helper
  • Inglot Cosmetics¬†107 Freedom Rainbow Eyeshadow (this one is one of the eyeshadows with three shades in one, this one in particular is in matte brown shades.) I used the lightest one of the shades as an overall base, the middle shade to warm up the crease, and the darkest shade in the outer corner, blended up into the crease. I also used it to smudge the kohl liner on my bottom lash line.
  • Inglot Cosmetics¬†123 Freedom Rainbow Eyeshadow. I used the lightest and middle shades in this shadow to really warm up the crease and give a burnt sienna color.
  • Inglot Cosmetics¬†313 Freedom Eyeshadow underneath my brow as a highlight.
  • Inglot Cosmetics¬†Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in 01
  • Physicians Formula¬†Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black for my cat eye.
  • Inglot Cosmetics¬†Body Sparkles¬†in #66 in the center of the lid for sparkle.¬†WARNING: BODY SPARKLES ARE NOT MEANT FOR USE ON THE EYE! Some Body Sparkles contain actual SILVER and may fall into your eye and cut your cornea! Use at your discretion! I honestly wish Inglot made a sparkle that was eye safe but until then I will continue to live on the edge!¬†
  • Da Vinci¬†Lashes in #1.
BROWS:
  • MAC Cosmetics¬†Fluidline in Dipdown.
FACE:
  • Benefit Cosmetics¬†The Porefessional.
  • The Balm Cosmetics¬†TimeBalm Foundation in Light/Medium.
  • The Balm Cosmetics¬†TimeBalm Concealer in Light/Medium.
  • Nars Cosmetics¬†Blush/Bronzer Trio Set (Laguna was my bronzer, Albatross was my highlighter and Orgasm was my blush).
  • MAC Cosmetics¬†Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC25 (which is too dark for me).
LIPS:
  • Lime Crime¬†Coquette and Cosmopop.
I think my next post will be a musing so I hope you’re enjoying these looks! ^_^
‚ô•,
Elba

xoxo

 

Copy Cat Series: AnubisMakeup Edition

I’m sure you’re all aware that there are tons of people to follow on Instagram and that out of these tons of people there are a lot of makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts who share their love of makeup and makeup artistry. I follow a lot of these people and get inspiration from these looks and so my friend,¬†Stephanie, (who I’ve written about here before) came up with the Copy Cat Series and basically what she did was ask those of us who wanted to participate if we wanted to copy a look from one these inspirational people and tag them under #copycatseries. I was totally down for it because sometimes I lack inspiration and sometimes I want to do something but have no idea what to do and what better way to test my skills than to try to recreate someone’s amazing look!

This past week’s artist we were going to copy was¬†Anubis Makeup. If you haven’t looked at her looks and you’re into makeup looks take the time to do so because her looks are absolutely phenomenal! I believe the goal is to do one every week from a different artist so I’m absolutely looking forward to who we copy next!

Without further ado:

The image of the top left corner is by Amber (anubismakeup) and the other images are my eye. 

I realize that mine came out completely different due to the shape of my eye and also because the blues I used weren’t as navy as the look I was trying to copy but I’m still happy with how it came out!
THE RUNDOWN:
EYES:
  • Lime Crime¬†Eyeshadow Helper (The old one and I’m ALMOST done with it).
  • Inglot Cosmetics¬†313 Freedom Eyeshadow under the brow as a highlight and Kohl Eyeliner Pencil 01 in the waterline.
  • The Balm Cosmetics¬†Nude ‘Tude palette’s Sultry and Sophisticated eyeshadows for the crease.
  • Sugarpill Makeup¬†Chroma Lust Loose Eyeshadow in Royal Sugar on my lid.
  • Mattese Elite¬†Fairy Dust Glitter in Blue (this is discontinued -_-).
  • MAC¬†Cosmetics¬†Fluidline in Blacktrack to create the reversed winged liner.

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills¬†Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.

FACE:
  • The Balm Cosmetics¬†TimeBalm Foundation in Light/Medium and TimeBalm Concealer in Light/Medium.

I hope you guys are liking these kinds of posts! I have other ideas but I’d also like to know what kind of things you’d like for me to write about!
Also, please take a peek at the looks of the ladies who I collaborated with on this series, they’re all talented and beautiful!
‚ô•,
Elba
xoxo

Look of the Day

Hello!


I’ve been doing a lot more looks lately and I’m happy about it! YAY! However, I’ve been terrible at updating my blog with these looks so I’ve decided to be more diligent about it!

I didn’t realize how washed out I looked on¬†Instagram¬†so I have a couple more pictures I took at work last night.

So here’s THE RUNDOWN!

EYES:
  • Inglot¬†Freedom Shadows¬†30 (on the inner corner), 402 (on the center of the lid), 471 (on the outer corner and blended up into the crease), 63 (to darken the crease), and 313 on the browbone. I also used the Kohl Eyeliner pencil in 01 to line the waterline and 77 AMC gel eyeliner for my wing.
  • Sugarpill Cosmetics¬†Eyeshadow¬†Afterparty blended in my lower lash line to add a pop of color to my mostly neutral eye.¬†
  • My lashes were an old pair of¬†Miss Adoro¬†lashes that I can’t quite remember!
  • Benefit’s¬†They’re Real mascara.¬†
FACE:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills¬†Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
  • The Face Shop’s¬†Face It HD Perfect BB Cream
  • Rimmel London’s¬†Stay Matte in Transparent¬†
  • Nars¬†Bronzer in Laguna
  • Inglot’s¬†23 Face Blush
  • The Balm’s¬†TimeBalm Concealer in Light/Medium
LIPS:
  • MAC Cosmetics¬†Lip Pencil in Oak
  • YSL¬†Volupt√©¬†Sheer Candy inNo.12 Tasty Raspberry
Hope you guys like it!

‚ô•,
Elba
xoxo

A Failed Attempt at an Outfit of the Day

Happy July!

Can you believe how QUICKLY June came and went? Well whatever! On to the next month.

Some updates:

I’m sure you’ve all read how Google Reader is no longer with us, that’s alright, you guys can keep up to date with Bloglovin’ which I’ve personally had forever and have been using quite frequently. Here’s the link to my blog if you don’t already follow it!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

That’s pretty much it for updates!

I have been wanting to post more blogs but sometimes I feel like I’m writing and no one is reading and sometimes that’s fine because I do mostly write for myself but I write on my blog to connect with others, I’d love to create a little base with others, become friends, and read what they have to say and whatnot. I kept thinking what I could possibly do in order to be more interesting, so I thought I should do an Outfit of the Day post…hahaha. What a fail! However, this has not discouraged me from putting the pictures up. They’re just silly pictures of myself! So here you go!

Borrowed sexy camera to take pictures.
I wasn’t necessarily wearing anything very special haha! I wear black everyday. Oh yes, this is at work!

Smiling and blurry.
Contacts are ridiculous!
See? I had fun this day with my photographer Stephanie (lol), who by the way is a wayyyyy talented  make up artist who I have the pleasure of working with anddddd call my friend ♥! Follow her on instagram:StephhShadyy
That’s it! I hope you all have a wonderful day!
‚ô•,
Elba
xoxo

Update!

I have been SERIOUSLY neglecting my beauty tumblr! :(

I always blog on blogger because that’s where I use my domain ihearte.com but I know that I should be posting on here more often as well! So…that’s what I’m doing!

Dragmatic

Hi!

Here’s a look I did for work on Saturday. The theme was to look like a drag queen and since this was the first time I have attempted to do a drag look, I failed lol! I did wear TONS of makeup. It was such a relief to wash it off my face before bed that night!
Here’s one with my eyes closed. ¬†
One with my eyes open.
Sorry, the quality of the pictures are lame! I need to use a higher quality camera!
Here’s The Rundown:
FACE
  • Make Up For Ever¬†Flash Palette (I used the white and brown colors to highlight and contour)
  • Make Up For Ever¬†Mat Velvet + in 025 (which is actually the wrong shade for me)¬†
  • OCC Skin: Conceal¬†in Y0
  • The Balm¬†Time Balm Concealer in Light Medium¬†
  • Milani¬†The Multitasker Powder in 02 Light Medium
  • Inglot¬†Mattifying Powder in 301
  • Nars¬†Laguna Bronzer

BROWS
  • MAC Cosmetics¬†Fluidline Eyeliner in Dipdown

EYES 
  • Lime¬†Crime¬†Eyeshadow Helper¬†
  • Sugarpill¬†Tako (as highlight under the brow bone and near the tear duct), Poison Plum (lid + crease), Dollipop (outer corner of the eye), and Bulletproof (to darken the crease)¬†
  • Mattese Elite¬†Fairy Dust Glitter in Purple Nurple (I just learned that these have been discontinued -_-)
  • Physicians Formula¬†Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black
  • Illamasqua¬†Precision Ink in Scribe
  • Eylure¬†Katy Perry Lashes in Oh My!

LIPS
  • Melt Cosmetics¬†By Starlight

That was pretty much it! 
Hasta luego my darlings! 
‚ô•,
Elba ♡♡♡
xoxo