Friday, December 31, 2010

REQUEST: Favorite Beauty Products of 2010

What were your favorite beauty products of 2010? It's too late to make a video now, but I decided to sum it all up here on this blog post. Hopefully this will help everyone w/ finding their HG beauty products!


Foundation: Almay Naturals Foundation in Buff: This is a weird one for me, because I had an extreme hate-love relationship with this guy. At first, when I first bought it, I thought it was a horrible consistency and terrible messy packaging. But, after cleaning up the first explosion from the plastic tube, I learned to be more careful with it and learned to love the thin, almost water like consistency. This foundation is so light that it feels like water, not a creamy foundation at all. After it's almost absorbed into your skin, it gives a VERY dewy finish- or an oily finish. But, I learned that I'd take the light coverage and trade in a matte finish and I simply take my oversized kabuki and a translucent powder and go over my whole face. Simple.

Concealer: Covergirl Invisible Concealer in Light: This was a hard one, I had to choose between this and my NARS concealer in custard. The CG concealer is very liquidy again, but provides a more excellent coverage then expected. I have problems really only under my eyes and this is a sort of peach/pinky concealer and works wonders under my eyes. I do have to set the concealer w/ a powder because it has a weird looking finish on places that aren't blue, but are around my eye area.

Powder: ELF Translucent Powder: I discovered this this year, and have fallen in love. It's awesome! Perfect coverage (little) and great mattifying power and you really can't beat the price.

Blush: Benefit Coralista: The perfect color for my skin tone- enough said. It smells heavenly.
Bronzer; None :/

Eyeliner: Rimmel Kajal Eyeliner: Perfect for smudging anywhere in the eye area and is the perfect- not too harsh- color.
Eyeshadow: Walking on Eggshells by Wet n' Wild - Love this Trio! It's so not pricey at all, but the quality is soooo superb!
Stila- Kitten Eyeshadow
Mascara: L'oreal Voluminous- made my lashes stand out like a crazy person!!

Lipstick: None D: I've yet to find my perfect lipstick.
Lipgloss: Aerie -Cosmo Lipgloss
American Beauty Lipgloss- Sunset Pink
Wet n' Wild Superslicks Clear Gloss


p.s. Enjoy 2011!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sugar Plum Fairy Makeup

Makeup Used in this Tutorial:

Covergirl Invisible Concealer in Light

Sephora Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit

Nikka K Trio (Shimmer Baby Pink, Orange, Red)

Wet n’ Wild Palette in Lust

JAM Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Fool Me!

L’oreal Volumionus Mascara in Brown/Black

Pur Minerals Blush in Plum Adamite

Rimmel Lipstick in Airy Fairy

UO Lipgloss in Nude 1

Wet n’ Wild Clear Lipgloss

Tools Used:

MAC 252

Le Cosmetique Pencil Eyeshadow brush

MAC 242

Flat Top Powder Brush




Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Smile Campaign

i'm better because i give myself the liberty to make my own decisions. Whether they are about my self esteem, my appearance, or my thoughts- i have the right, the will and the power to control myself- i am better because of this.

What makes you better? Smile, because yo
u can make yourself better! Because others make you better, because you are more beautiful and better than you ever imagined!! A smile is so much easier than a frown, and ten times more beautiful. Those around you will be infected by your smile, and just one upturn of the mouth can change lives. Smile!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mini-Contest - BANNER

1. be a subscriber to my youtube channel ( )
2. design a channel layout (in terms of colors etc.) and banner.. you can make one or three banners, but they are at the sizes of...
960x150 pixels for the top, channel banner
The side picture can't exceed 300x250 px.
The video banner can't be more than 170x25 px.
3. I'd want the banner to say my username (daisycheekz) and a cute, original saying.
You can use the pictures at the beginning of this post in the banner (just save them to your computer)
4. Contact me through youtube, when you create one! We will work things out through there.

The Prizes:
An 88 Shimmer Palette
Two Full Sized Scented Lotions from Island Organics (Sun Recovery)
Two Bath Bombs from Melt Cosmetics + a Body Butter
L'oreal HIP Pigment

Have fun! :) Contact me with any ideas or questions!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Holiday Gift Guide

I can't believe this is my ONE HUNDRETH+ post on this blog. It's a little bizarre, time has passed by so quickly- youtube and blogging really let me reflect on my past mindsets. Anyways, this is going to be a more informative post than usual (we all love these.. I hope), a holiday gift guide for HER. I was actually in the middle of filming a video for this, but my camera died. On that note, I happened to have LOST my HD camcorer which I got for my birthday this year. I've been searching around my house like a mad lady for it! Anyways, I actually got partner a few weeks back but have been experiencing major problems with Adsense and youtube linking everything (a glitch?! a lot of other recent partners have had the same problems..), but finally after a third email to the youtube (or was it the adsense?) support team, everything suddenly started working and I revamped my whole channel- changing the color scheme, and readding revenue sharing into all my videos. Just another update, I plan on doing a lot of reviews on this blog, whether they are new products, obsessions or sponsored products. So, if you read my blog- look forward to that? Onto the post! (that was an extremely long intro!)

If you are a boyfriend, or a friend, and need new original ideas to get a girlfriend, or any really good friend who's a girl- keep on reading!

1. gift baskets/bags (stocking stuffers for those who celebrate Christams): buy a ton of small things and package them nicely. thats the key to the whole gift, the thought and the packaging. I've created these before and they priced just under $15. Buy those cheap-o but adorable jewelry pieces from H&M, forever 21 etc. Then, add in a bunch of chocolate (holiday themed hershey's kisses anyone?), and some makeup that's on sale (sephora alwalys has good gift cards and coupons around this time of year, and you can alwalys find fun makeup on sale this time of year). Add in anything that's sentimental (pictures? inside joke items?) that'll fit inside a generally small basket, vase or bag. After accumulating these items, place them strategically inside your choice of container (use beads or chocolates to fill up about 1/2 of a box or vase, and tissue paper etc. for a basket), after use crafty items (like faux flowers, beads, ribbons) to decorate your new present. Wrap it all up in clear wrapping paper and a bunch of red and green ribbons (dont forget to curl the ends) and it looks more expensive then it really was! I honestly suggest this for a girl-girl present, but I think the best part of a present like this is the little surprises. Remember to add a heartfelt card and you're good to go.
2. Bath and Body Works : That's all I have to say. Candles, Lotions. Body washes, Perfumes, every girl's dream. For some reason, Bath and Body works, The Body Shop and Victoria's Secret have hit the nail on the head exactly and come out with fool proof amazing scents. If you're a guy, pick out what you'd like to smell... you'll probably end up smelling it for a while anyways.
3. Jewelry- When picking jewelry for girls (that is if you're a guy) the fool proof way to go is simple and understated. No name jewelry, no crazy hearts and shapes, just a simple understated look. Ask the sales assistant for help on this one. If you're a girl, get your friends something that first their personality.
4. BirchBox or a Mag. Subscription or a JewelMint Subscription
5. Your love

x, Christie

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A store, a professional artist and more
I now have a weebly- aka a free website. Unlike my blogger, it's going to be used to present my store, makeup rates etc. to my various clients. There is a small blog section, and my portfolio is also presented. What I'm most excited about though, is the store. I know I'm going to start something soon- but I'm just not sure yet, stay tuned for updates on that though (: i'll try to make it as creative as possible, and the prices will be as reasonable as humanly possible as well. Well, I hope you check out my new website, happy holidays!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sparkly Grey-Black Gradient Nails + New Fave Song

I would just like to say, I'm obsessed with this song. You should definte
ly listen to it, Misty Miller's 16, gorgeous and writes amazing songs! They have taylor swift type lyrics, but her singing style is more indie- "hipster".

I was somewhat inspired by this song to paint my nails (?), and I decided to try out a gradient nail. The written tutorial is below, and pictures! I used..

Sephora by OPI Under My Trenchcoat (a gold sparkled grey)
ELF Black Nail Polish (creme black)
Cosmetic Wedge
Milani 3D Holographic in 509 (silver glitter)
Sally Hansen Double Duty Base/Top Coat

Step 1: Use Base Coat to paint nails completely.
Step 2: Take a grey colored polish (under my trench coat) and paint two coats onto nails. Let dry completely
Step 3: Take a black polish and paint the cosmetic wedge. Dab off excess onto a tissue
Step 4: Dab the black polish onto your nail, using a lighter hand near the cuticles. Leave a band of grey showing
Step 5: Take the black polish and french tip your nails (it doesn't have to be precise). Let dry
Step 6: Take glitter polish and paint over nails.
Step 7: Use clear coat on top.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

study break

Lately, I've been finding myself falling asleep twice during my nightly study session- once around 7:30 and another around 10:00pm. This is obviously a hindrance towards getting anything done, and a very lengthy procrastination session usually ensues after one of my impromptu naps. But, I've recently discovered the "cure" to my problems.

Exercise!! I know, it seems absolutely bizarre that I would exert more energy to create .. more energy. But I honestly, and whole heartedly believe in it. Ten minutes on an elliptical, or any exercise machine in your home (or even just jump roping, yoga or jogging in place) will keep your eyes awake for another good two hours. It's like a good shot of caffeine in your bones. So, after discovering this, I convinced my mom to buy one of those stationary bikes, because I like reading while exercising. And, I sit there and burn off about 100 calories in a shot. It's a nice, relaxing break from my studying (hello procrastination).


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