Simple Eye Make-up Look ft. Urban Decay Naked Basics

Hey my pretty berries,

I just posted up a new video on my channel!! I would really love it if you can all check it out and show some support for your gal over here =)

It’s a really simple eye look for those who doesn’t have a lot of time getting ready or if you’re someone that is just starting with make up because it’s so easy you can literally get this done in 5 minutes or less. Obviously, I took longer because I wanted to be really precise and specific with the tutorial but if I’m in a rush I can do this real fast!

I hope you all enjoy it and please like and subscribe to see more videos in the future.

YOUTUBE LINK: http://youtu.be/hYjNLJRC7Lc

 

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Until next time,

Joy

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JANUARY 2015 FAVORITES ~!

Hello my pretty berries,

This is it my first monthly favorites for 2015 (duh it’s on January…)! I am so excited to be doing this because I love reading and watching other people’s monthly favorites and here I am posting mine to share with all of you.

Once again, I am doing a blog post plus Youtube video for my January Favorites so I would truly appreciate it if you can check out my channel if you like to watch me chit chat =)

Let me tell you, I bow down to all those people that make it look so effortless and easy. I had to take the week off from all the posting and filming because I was so unorganized and all over the place that I need to pause and get myself together. So now I’m back with a better scheduling plan and deadlines that I hope I can actually commit to. Let me know if you share the same struggle as me. =P

Anyways, let’s get back to business! Below are the products that I have been loving this month and some are actually products that I’ve used for more than a month. My last favourites post was back in October so since then I have discovered new things.

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YOUTUBE LINK: http://youtu.be/HsqsWFK4gI4

MAKE UP

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

So before we go any further, you will realize that I am very much focused on moisturizing anything that is dry and reviving my dull, lifeless looking skin. Of course, any lipbalm would probably work but I specifically reach for my Kiehl’s Lipbalm because it’s very moisturizing and not sticky. I feel like it’s the one I need for some intense moisture treatment without having that heavy and sticky feel of a lipbalm

E.L.F.  Mineral Lip Tint – Guava

The E.L.F. Mineral Lip Tint is my daytime lipbalm because of the extra pop of color! It has the same exact texture and feel as my Kiehl’s lipbalm but the only difference is the price and this one obviously gives me a slight tint on the lips. I really want to get all the shades that they have online!

E.L.F. Baked Blush – Pinktastic

They categorized this as a blush but I think it’s too sheer and too reflective for a blush so I just used it as a highlight which works amazingly. It blends easily and melts with the rest of my face make-up  like nobody’s business. It’s great for the gloomy days where you really need to look more glowy and alive (unlike the horrible cold weather).

Physician’s Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio

This is probably the best drugstore purchase I’ve ever done because the quality is very much comparable to high-end eyeliners and I’m just a fan of anything that twists up. Not to mention they’re so pigmented and it glides nicely on the eye area without tugging or pulling; you don’t want them premature wrinkles!!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Outlaw

I know this is a rare moment for me to even choose just one lip favorite since I do love my lippies but I managed to pick one that I have been rocking all month long and that is the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in the shade outlaw. It’s so long lasting and it doesn’t dry out my lips either.

HAIR

Pantene Silk Moisture Whip

It’s pretty much a leave-in conditioner and protectant for the hair. It smells great and my hair has never felt softer since I’ve found this baby. If there is one thing that you’re thinking of trying out then I say you go run to the nearest drugstore and get your hand on this. Just a heads up, it dispenses just like a whip cream container and you got to shake it everytime you have to use it to properly deposit the product.

Nume White Truffle Hair Primer

This came with my Nume Lustrum Set that I got a couple months ago and I use to this alternatively with my Pantene Silk Moisture Whip mainly because I don’t want to run out of it and it’s kind of pricey if I just purchase it on the Nume website. It’s more of an oil rather than a creamy whipped texture but it does work the same although I’ve learned that it performs better if I put it on wet hair and then blow dry it rather than applying it when my hair is already dry. I just don’t think the oil gets absorb as well as when my hair is dried already.

SKINCARE

Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

Sticking with the whole moisturizing topic, The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream has been nothing but good to me especially for those cold spells that we’ve been having here. So far it hasn’t broken me out nor has it irritated my skin which is a big thing when it comes to face moisturizers. I use only Cetaphil for years and I do still use it but I just wanted to try something new and I can be more happier that I stumbled upon this moisture cream. The vitamin e also acts a a barrier for the skin that helps with looking youthful and brighter.

Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil

Yes yes I know this is such an expensive product and some people would probably not want to splurge for a bottle of oil and I got to say you can probably find a cheaper Argan Oil somewhere else but I  just happened to have this one. I only use this for special events or rougher skin days where I really want to get that really soft and moisturized skin. Sometimes, I use it for the rest of my body and it gives me the most luminous, “Victoria Secret-esque” glow.

MISCELLEANOUS

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

Oh my goodness, you have to see my Youtube video to see for yourself how much I have used this body butter. Seriously, the entire month of January I only used this and nothing else and I am almost done with it. I think I want to get the larger tub that you can get from the Body Shop just to stock up but the smart buyer in me just wants to wait for a really good sale to come up at The Body Shop. The scent of it is so settle and not overpowering at! The Shea Butter doesn’t irritate my skin as well so that’s always a bonus.

Brush Guards

I don’t know how I washed my make up brushes before without these brush guards. It just makes a world of a difference with re-shaping my make up brushes and helping them stay right up when it’s drying.

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Lotion – Evelyn Rose

Not much to say about this but it has not left my purse when I go out and stays by my bedside when I’m just home. That should be enough to tell you how much I love this lotion mainly because it smells good and yes it is moisturizing too (I feel so repetitive…)

Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner

Aside from focusing on moisturizing my face and body this month, I have also been busy being a germaphobe. Therefore, I need to have a spot cleaner to clean my make up brushes in between uses and sometimes I would actually spray alcohol on the bristles of my brushes (i know it can dry out brushes but I can’t help it) when I remember. I do think that everyone should be spot cleaning their make-up tools since it is what you always use on the face and it absorbs the oil and dirt the most.

Michael Kors Perfume – Sexy Rio De Janeiro

Lastly, my current favorite scent is this sexy Rio De Janeiro perfume by Michael Kors. It’s potent and a little goes a long way. Also, it has this musky scent that I don’t typically go for but this one has a more feminine touch to it that I just cant quite explain but I like it is all that matter right?

Oh my goodness, if you are still with me please like this blog because this is superrr long and I appreciate you reaching it all the way to the end. Also, I just want to thank you all those that have been supporting me on my blog and Youtube journey and I truly appreciate all those who subscribed to me and followed me =) and for those of you who haven’t done those yet then what else are you waiting for!!?!?!? follow me to see more amazing videos and blog posts!

Until next time my beautiful little berries,

Joy ❤

Current Foundation Routine 2015

Hello my pretty berries,

This is my first ever foundation routine to put up on my blog and I am so excited to be doing this. I am in no way a professional make-up artist but this is the method and steps that I take to put on my foundation. I think it works well and I have been doing the same routine for a while although I do like to change it up once in a while depending on my skin and my mood.

I hope you all enjoy this post and let me know what you would like to see me post next. Also, here is a link to my Youtube Channel where I did show exactly how I did my Foundation Routine so you can check that out as well!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgGWjeJsWOY

 

The very first thing I do is apply a face primer and right now I am obsessing with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. It covers my pores and smoothes the entire face which creates this perfect canvas to work with. I focus the product mainly on the centre of my face and work my way outwards while slightly pressing the product on my face rather than wiping.2268948

 

Next, I take my foundation and right now I’m using the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in the shade 4.0. It claims to be a weightless ultra definition  liquid make-up which is pretty accurate. It’s the perfect match for me at the moment and it doesn’t dry out my face. The foundation has a dewy finish which I love since I have very dry skin and I can use the extra moisture and glow from the foundation. Nobody wants to look dull! Let me know if you would like to see a more in-depth review of this product and I will go ahead and do that=)

 

 

 

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Going forward, I typically use a stippling brush for my foundation for a lighter application but I sometimes use a wet sponge that I bought from Quo Cosmetics (it’s kind of like the beauty blender). It really depends on how I feel that day. Today, I used the Quo Foundation Sponge to apply my foundation.

 

 

 

At this point, I conceal my blemishes and under eye area. For that, I have been using the Revlon Blemish Concealer in the shade light/medium Then, I continue to use my Urban Decay Concealer stick in the shade “FBI” for the blemishes, dark spots or old scars. As for my under eyes, I use my NYX Full coverage concealer and lightly pat it under my dark circles =( blehhd_18462

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Once everything is even then I take a translucent powder and the one I have been using lately is the ELF HD Powder. I use fluffy brush that I got from Icing and lightly pat it all over my face and neck. I swear this stuff keeps me shine free for hours without clinging on any of my dry areas. 20150114_215558

 

Then, I will finish up the rest of my face: bronzer,blush,etc..

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Revlon Cream Blush in Berry Flirtatous

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E.L.F. Baked Blush in Pinktastic

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The very last thing that I do is use a facial spray to set everything in place. I am loving the Urban Decay All Nighter Make-up setting spray. Remember to keep it at least 10 inches away from your face to properly diffuse the product and allow it to fully dry before touching your face because that may ruin your make-up.

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That is it for me today my pretty berries! Don’t forget to comment and like =) I will see you on my next blog post and don’t forget to  visit my Youtube Channel as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgGWjeJsWOY

 

Kisses,

Joy

Huge E.L.F. Cosmetics Haul!!!

Hello my pretty berries,

I am here again with another video post plus blog post featuring the MASSIVE E.L.F. package that I got in the mail a couple days ago. I just want to disclose it out there that all the products that I will mention are all purchased by me and it is not sponsored in any way. I did make an order when they had a 50% sitewide sale (I suggest you wait for those kind of flash sales because you can get more for your buck)

I do hope that you show me just as much support here in my blogs to my Youtube videos. I am still getting use to it but I am having so much fun filming and seeing all of you watching them and enjoying it. I will leave the Youtube link of the video for the haul that I did and I have posted some product photos and colour swatches. I hope you all enjoy and make sure you follow me and subscribe to my channel as well. =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRd8vb1Tf7E

FACE

Pressed Mineral Blush – $5.00/each

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(left to right) Wanderlust & Cabo Cabana

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(left to right) Wanderlust & Cabo Cabana

Blush Palette – $6.00

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in the shade “dark”


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Contouring blush & Bronzing Powder -$3.00/each

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In the shade “Antigua

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In the shade “Turks & Caicos”

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HD Lifting Concealer – $3.00/each

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In the shades “Brightening(top) & Fair(bottom)”

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High Definition Powder – $6.00

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In the shade “sheer”

EYES

Eyelid Primer – Champagne $1.00

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In the shade “champagne”

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Smudge Pot – $3.00/each

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Brownie Points, Cruisin Chic, Ain’t that sweet?

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Prism Eyeshadow – $10.00

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In the shade “Naked”

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Eye Brightener – $3.00

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In the shade ‘Buff”

High Definition Undereye Setting Powder – $3.00

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In the shade “Sheer”

LIPS

Lip balm tint – Grapefruit $2.00

Moisturizing lip tint – Guave $3.00

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20150114_223256 In the shade “Grapefruit (left) & Guava (right)”

Matte lip color – Tea rose $3.00

Matte lip color – Rich red $3.00

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In the shade “Tea Rose (top) & Rich Red (bottom)”

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Miscellaneous

Blending Wedges, Shine Eraser & Dual Pencil Sharpener (all retails for $1.00 each)

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Make-up Brushes (all retails for $3.00)

Powder brush

Small tapered brush

Angled blush brush

Flawless concealer brush

Small stipple brush

THAT IS ALL!! phewww this is the longest and probably most work I’ve done so far in a blog or video. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to click the link to my Youtube Channel to see me chit chat and get excited with all the make-up that I got.

Also, you can purchase all the products I have mention in the E.L.F. Website: http://www.eyeslipsface.com

Until next time and be sure to let me know if there are other products out there that I should try and what product reviews are you looking to see next time=)

Kisses,

Joy

Disclaimer: All photos and swatches are taken by me and cannot be copied or used without my permission.

Quick & Easy Make-up Look

Hello my pretty berries,

I felt like doing a full make-up routine of what I would wear if I’m just running errands or go to the supermarket but I don’t want to look like a zombie with pale and lifeless looking skin. So I thought I would do a quick make-up look for when you just want to look put together and look like you had tons of sleep (even if you didn’t).

I can say that I can pretty much say that I can get this done in 10 mins or less depending on how quickly I got to get out of the door. At the beginning, it was a real challenge for me to get ready in such a short amount of time and look decent but after a while I learned that I would much rather spend the extra 20 minutes that I have for sleeping (raise your hand if you’re like me!)

As I always say in my make-up tutorials, I am not a professional make-up artist but this is just how I find the easiest way to get ready in a short time. Also, it depends on what is more important for you, for example maybe you can absolutely cannot get out the house without getting your eyebrows done or  putting on false lashes. So in my case, I have done the “Get out the door” Look in the order that I feel is more important for me so in case that I had to get out the door and I had to stop and leave then I know that I have done the most important things that I want to do first.

This can probably a really good idea to do for those of you who are either a mom or a student or late for work because I’m sure it’s not everyday that we all have the luxury to take 2 hours to get ready. So I hope that you enjoy and don’t forget to comment and like =)

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When I’m in a rush a really good BB cream is my bestfriend because it’s everything I need in one product which means I can get ready faster. Although I haven’t found the perfect BB Cream that I can absolutely say I can’t live without I still haven’t given hope because I really do like the entire concept of the BB Cream. Please please let me know if you have tried other BB Creams that you liked so that I can check it out! For now, I have the Garnier BB Cream in “light/medium” which is decent and gives enough coverage. I just use my fingers and apply it on my face just like how I would if I put on my moisturizer.

 

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Then, I apply a brightening concealer around the under eye area using my ring finger. It helps a lot with making the overall look alive and looks like I just had 12 hours of sleep.

 

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After, you can set your entire face with a powder that can add a bit more coverage. I used The Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Plus to add a bit more extra coverage and helps to have a more flawless look.

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Then, I quickly move to doing my eyebrows and applying my mascara. I use my Maybelline Define-A-Brow because it is so much faster to do my eyebrows using a pencil form and the L’Oreal Voluminous Lashes mascara is my current favourite right now.

 

 

 

 

If I still I have time, then I will put on some bronzer and blush (which usually doesn’t take that long). The Physician Formula BB Bronzer and the Lancome Blush in “Sheer Amourose”

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Now, I am ready to get out the door and do what I gotta do and the best part is that I look well rested (even though I’m not). Let me know in the comments below what you would do when you’re in a rush and still want to look somewhat put together.

See you all on my next blog post!

 

Kisses,

Joy

Urban Decay Naked Basics Review

Hello my pretty berries,

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Today, I will be doing a in-depth review of the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. I do have the original one and have had it for a couple months now. I did want to use it enough in order for me to give you my full honest opinion on the product.

So I did purchase it myself and it retails for C$34.00, which is a great price for the amount of eyeshadows you get. I did mention it on my October 2014 Favourites and since then I haven’t stopped using it.

I find myself always reaching for this mini palette whenever I want a simple eye look or to mix with my other eyeshadow palettes. It is just so great with blending and as a transition colour and I don’t even think I can live without it.

It’s also great for travelling if you just want to pack light. It comes in 6 shades (5 matte and 1 shimmer) that are all very wearable whether your just starting out with make-up or very experienced.

Here are the colour swatches and let me just tell you that these are one of the smoothest, creamiest, most pigmented and long lasting eyeshadows ever! If anyone’s wondering, it does have the same consistency and quality as the Urban Decay Naked Original Palette and it does compliment each other.

 

 

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(left to right) Venus, Foxy, W.O.S., Naked 2, Faint & Crave

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

 

 

In conclusion, I would recommend it  without any hesitation and I truly think that it is worth the money especially when you know you can use it for almost any kind of look. Let me know in the comments below if you love this palette too or if you are planning in getting one.

I give it 10/10 berries =) and until next time…don’t forget to comment and like!

 

Kisses,

Joy

 

Sephora Haul

Hi my pretty berries,

I went to Sephora a couple days ago and I thought I would do a quick haul for you. I caved in and bought some things from there but not much.

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Outlaw

I’ve always been wanting to try the Kat Von D Lip products and I got so excited when I swatched this on my hand in the store. It is extremely pigmented and they weren’t kidding when they said that it’s long lasting. I will update date you more once I get more use out of it and probably do a more detailed product review.

 

 

 

 

brush cleanerSephora Daily Brush Cleaner

I re-stocked my daily brush cleanser because I was running out and the germaphobe in me cannot live without these stuff. It works for day-to-day use (as the name goes) just so it gets rid of the residue from the make-up brushes.

 

 

 

 

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Sephora Machine Konjac Sponge Duo – Polish Me 

This is my first time trying the Konjac Sponges and I have heard good things about it so I will update you all once I have used it some more.

 

That’s all for me today my pretty berries. More updates to come once I can use my products some more. Don’t forget to like and comment =)

 

Kisses,

Joy