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08

Apr

WANTS OF THE WEEK:

1. urban decay’s lip junkies. preferably in every single color. (these are amazing and taste great)

2. brandy melville tank.

3. some sigma brushes. i love the travel sets.

4. barry m nail varnishes. too bad i am not from england :(

5. tarte amazonian clay blushes. a 12 hr wear blush?! i need these in my life.

6. mac’s show orchid lipstick. OMG just look at that color.

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03

Apr

YAY for BB Creams! This Dr. Jart BB cream is by far the best BB cream I have ever tried! Looking for a full coverage BB cream? This stuff works!!

14

Mar

beauty hauls are the best :) Come check out my YouTube!!

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06

Mar

I have the winter blues, so I was inspired by all the new spring colors out in stores! 

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my QUEST to find a liquid foundation

Yes. You read that right. I am on a never ending quest to find a good liquid foundation that will not break my poor acne prone, sensitive skin out. I feel that I should be testing more than just powder foundations. Currently, the process is not going so well. MY SKIN HATES TRYING NEW FOUNDATION. But, I will find one that will suit my skin. In the meantime, you get to hear my reviews about my feelings about each foundation and if they will work with my skin issues.

ALSO, I am trying to get to 100 subscribers before May 4th so I can do an awesome beauty giveaway…why May 4th? Because I just got an internship in HONG KONG! Be sure to check out my makeup videos while I am in Hong Kong. I will be trying out all new brands that you cannot get here in the states/other countries!

www.youtube.com/shelbyschon

xx

26

Feb

REVIEW: Real Techniques Brushes (by Sam Chapman)

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Today I will only be reviewing 2 brushes- the stippling brush and the powder brush

For those of you who follow youtube makeup guru’s Sam and Nic, otherwise known as Pixiwoo, then you will know about these brushes. Sam Chapman has come up with her own line of affordable makeup brushes. They can be found at Ulta, Harris Teeter, and online. My personal ones I purchased at Harris Teeter. Harris Teeter does not have all of the brushes available, but they do have travel sets (which are always nice to have :) ). The prices are super affordable compared to brushes you would buy at Sephora or any high end brush. The prices range from $6-$10 depending on the brush. Travel sets are more towards the $20 range. OK, so now that you know prices and where to buy lets get into the actual brush performace!

Stippling Brush- First we have the stippling brush. This brush is so awesome! I purchased a flat foundation brush that works like a paint brush would…and its not very good. My flat foundation brush is from Sephora, and I rarely use it. Why? Because it leaves streak marks on my face…like if I were to actually paint on my face (I guess that is the idea when it comes to liquid makeup?) The stippling brush is so amazing and better than any other foundation brush I have used on my face. The bristles are so soft and I rarely have to buff the product out so I dont have streak lines. The hairs are synthetic so if you have any hair/fur/animal allergies it wont make you break out. ALSO, synthetic bristles are better for liquids and creams, because it won’t soak up as much product! Overall this brush gets an A+!

Powder Brush- Now this brush, I love more than the stippling brush. Technically this is a “blush brush” (hence the name on the side), but I feel that it is a little too large to be a blush brush. I personally prefer a MAC 168 brush for blush. Although the name may be slightly decieving, this brush is so great for a lot of things. It can be used to apply mineral foundation. It is great for setting liquid foundations. It’s also is great for bronzer! A++!

Honestly, you could probably get away with doing your whole face makeup routine with just these two brushes. These brushes rang in just under $20, which is awesome for the quality. Hmmm, spend $20 on two awesome foundation brushes…or get a 217 blending eye brush from MAC? (don’t get me wrong, I love MAC brushes (especially the 217)) Anyways, I reccommend these brushes to everyone! 

xx

22

Feb

February Birchbox Review is up!

Birchbox is an AWESOME way to try out new makeup. Every month you pay $10 and get a suprise box filled with makeup goodies. I have recieved full bottles of nail polish, samples of high end mascara, and things of that sort. If you are into makeup, check them out!

www.Birchbox.com

refer me (Shelby Shacklett) and get 50 points towards any purchase on Birchbox’s website! (100 points=$10 off!)

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Makeup/Skincare Wants of the Week:

  • The Body Shop’s body butter for healing dry skin during the chilly months.
  • Clinique’s Superbalanced foundation for a nice creamy complection. 
  • Chanel’s Emerveille cream eyeshadow for champagne colored lids.
  • MAC blushes. I can’t get enough!
  • La Mer moisturizing face cream. My skin will thank me later.
  • Tom Ford lipstick. In a nice wine color.

let me know some of your beauty favorites!

xx

20

Feb

Nutopia. 


This new makeup trend is one of many different looks for the upcoming season. The “Nutopia” look consist of dewy bronzed skin along with bronzy, coral, peachy pink eyes and lips. This is the perfect 2013 summer look. This look may also be known as the “Sepia” look. Pixiwoo (on Youtube) did a recent makeup tutorial on sepia eyes, which in turn in a more amped up version of the look I did in this video. 

Hope you like the video, and if you are a Youtuber please subscribe to my channel and give me a thumbs up :)!

xx

10

Feb

MAC’s Fleur Power Blush
Mac’s Fleur Power blush has been one of my most favorite blushes this month, and possibly of all time! MAC’s blushes are extremely pigmented and therefore has WONDERFUL lasting power. I am a big fan of a natural flushed look because my skin is so pale. This color is in between a pink and a coral blush. It is a nice peachy pink blush, and a tiny bit goes a LONG way! I cannot wait to vlog about this blush on my youtube beauty channel! For more reviews on makeup and other things check out my youtube account: http://www.youtube.com/user/shelbyschon

MAC’s Fleur Power Blush


Mac’s Fleur Power blush has been one of my most favorite blushes this month, and possibly of all time! MAC’s blushes are extremely pigmented and therefore has WONDERFUL lasting power. I am a big fan of a natural flushed look because my skin is so pale. This color is in between a pink and a coral blush. It is a nice peachy pink blush, and a tiny bit goes a LONG way! I cannot wait to vlog about this blush on my youtube beauty channel! For more reviews on makeup and other things check out my youtube account: http://www.youtube.com/user/shelbyschon