Sunday, January 29, 2012

Taylor Swift

My attempt at some sort of Taylor Swift waves (tutorial soon)
But when you think Taylor Swift
I hope you think my favorite song
The one we sang to all night long
The moon like a spotlight on the street
When you think happiness
I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest
And my old faded blue jeans
When you think Taylor Swift
I hope you think of me

"Tim Mcgraw" by Taylor Swift has always been a long time favorite song of mine. Actually, Taylor Swift has always been a favorite. I fiddled with the words a little. This post is for someone out there, if he ever reads this. Learning to accept changes, especially for the better, are one of the best lessons in life. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Perfect Glowy Valentine's Day Makeup

This is one of my all time favorite looks, ever. I do this eye makeup all the time - for school, out with friends, fancy events, whatever; it works for everything. I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial as much as I do wearing it. I've gotten so many compliments on this makeup that I was determined to make a tutorial on it somehow. So, I decided to use it as my Valentine's Day look for 2012 because, well, it's perfect. You don't actually think you're going out to dinner with pink eye shadow, do you? This look is subtle, slightly festive (because of the grayed out purple) and just makes you glow. Nothing gets better than something this effortless. 





Face: Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in Ivory
Airspun Translucent Loose Face Powder
Eyes: MAC Barestudy Paintpot
Mally Shadow Stick in Copper Rose
MAC Shale, Sable e/s
Too Faced Totally Toasted Beige, Oh Ah Black e/s 
Milani Liquf'eye Eyeliner in Black 
NYC Curling Mascara 
Eyebrows (done before hand) Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil and Shadow in Taupe, set with a clear brow gel
Cheeks: NYC Creme Blush in Plaza Pink 
Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer
Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain in Blushing
Smith's Rosebud Lip Salve

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How to: Glowy Cheeks

No matter the season, glowy cheeks are perfect, seriously. They're perfect for any occasion and add just a little bit of warmth and dewiness to your look; who wouldn't want that? Here are a few steps via a photo tutorial to achieving that perfect sun kissed glow.

The "Ingredients":

Step 1: Apply a peachy pink cream blush to the backs of your cheekbones

Step 2: Blend with fingers

Step 3: Layer a shimmery pink toned bronzer on top

End Result


Products used:
NYC Blushable Creme Stick in Plaza Pink
Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer 
Blush Brush

Click after the jump for a lot more pictures, I went a little overboard and this post is a little picture heavy.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Dear Christie...

I've been meaning to start something like this for a while. With the new year, and starting fresh, I've decided to update and add to my youtube/blogging lifestyle. I've already revamped my banner of this blog, and am planning on revamping my youtube channel and have other ideas in mind. As a means to get to know anyone who follows/tweets/views my videos more, I've decided to create this little "open forum" for anyone who wants my advice. I know, ha!, my advice. In the meager 17 years of my existence, I've only gathered quite a few pearls of wisdom but would love to share them with anyone who would want my advice. I'm up to helping anyone with any thing from study tips for school, how to ignore bullies, boy problems or even just fashion and beauty tips. Whatever you want, I'm game!

All you have to do is either....

Shoot me an email at OR you can inbox me on via the youtube inboxing system (not the best option, honestly..) at

I'm excited for any of your questions. I'd love to help anyone I can in anyway. If I find a really common question, I may post some of the answers on these blogs (all people who ask questions will remain anonymous, unless you want your name on my blog, then I'll definitely leave contact information etc.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

People Never Change

People never change. No matter what you say to them, they never listen. Faith in humanity is like faith in cheap brand of makeup. 
Here's a plum smokey eye I did today for an exclusive 17 tutorial. I thought I'd share the pictures I took from it. Enjoy! 

Breakup Updates: So. Over. This. 

ugly picture.. of the makeup. LOL

Monday, January 9, 2012


Strength is hard to come by these days. There isn't a lot of left. Some may actually say that girls have too much of it. Honestly, girls can never have too much. It is only a matter of time before a guy manipulates, disrespects, lies, and treats her in a disgusting manner. What would the girl do in that situation if she didn't have any strength? She wouldn't leave him. She'd keep turning back. Love, it's an interesting word. People use it without even thinking about what it truly means. Love is treating the one you supposedly love like they mean absolutely everything to you (because they do) and with the most respect possible. I'd suggest people not to throw that word around; it can lead to a lot of expectations. I guess I'm here to chronicle some sort of "break up" journey. If you couldn't tell already, my ex boyfriend and I have broken up. I am fully ready to start fresh and new, without a boy in tow. I don't need any baggage right now. There's a lot of anger, and emotion left still. I mean, who can blame me? I know I'll be totally fine in a few weeks. Without a peep from him, I'm feeling a lot better already. I'm going to be glad to leave this relationship, the emotions, and the love that I regrettably felt, behind me. I'd be happier if it could just disappear, honestly. But, I know this is impossible. Even if I don't feel any of the emotions I feel now in the future, I will always remember what happened: the events, the betrayal, the tears. Neither of us will forget them; it is impossible, after all. One of us will think we made the biggest mistake of our lives, the other will be glad they got out, and finally feel like they can breathe again. Guess which one I am. I am ready to move on, and hopefully will completely soon. I want to catch life in my hand, and live it without anything holding me back. I can become the lady I hope to be one day, respectful, always genuine and sympathetic, generous and very very fit (haha I am going to start going to the gym, a lot more). I want to be able to pursue what I want, no distractions, no limits. And do you know how people think they should be friends after they breakup? I'm going to leave that honest decision to time.

Some funny quotes from The Book of Poisonous Quotes for the more light hearted...
"Women have their faults. Men have only two: Everything they say. Everything they do." -Anonymous
"Man is the missing link between the ape and the human being." -Anonymous
"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." -Gloria Steinem
"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." -Mae West
And to make this less ... man for the men reading this..
"A woman reading 'Playboy' feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual." -Gloria Steinem

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