Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TUTORIAL: Gradient Nails

Gathering your supplies:
For this particular tutorial, I suggest starting off with a slightly opaque nail polish and I am using OPI Do You Lilac It?. Also a french nail polish because it has slight pink color yet is transparent and I am using Eyeko Petite Polish. Glitter is optional (used Milani) and use a top coat. The top coat will also act as a blender - once you apply it, majority of the edges from the polish layers blend into each other.

The cool thing is you can mess up and it will still come out fine, really easy to apply - you don't have to be perfect and it still gives off a cool gradient look, also you can play around and use different colors! You can also streak the glitter or the last polish down to create a "drip" look or use Matte polish for different texture.

Let's begin!

Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful!


Monday, February 21, 2011

FOTD: Wet N'Wild Spoiled Brat

Here I did a look using nothing but Wet N'Wild Spoiled Brat trio shadow palette and mostly all drugstore products.
Pink - MAC Fuchsia pigment
Black - MAC Black Tied
Silver - Electra, Idol Eyes
If you don't own those colors, I suggest to pick this trio up. I experienced a bit of fall-out with the silver but none the less all the shades are well pigmented and true to color.

WNW PINK (crease wash)
WNW BLACK (crease outer v)
Telescopic Mascara
Prestige Liner
L'Oreal True Match Foundation
L'Oreal Spa Concealer
L'Oreal True Match Blush
WNW Pink Matte Lipstick
NYX NUDE Lipgloss
Wet N' Wild Brown

Don't forget to enter my Contest & Giveaway.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

NOTD: You're My Anchor

Wet N' Wild - Haze of Love (2 coats)
Enamel Art Pen - Black & White
Essie Top Coat

Still a noob with the pen.
Don't forget to enter my contest & giveaway.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

CONTEST AND GIVEAWAY: Wet N' Wild, MAC, Sephora, Forever 21!

In thanks to my followers and readers I'm running a giveaway.
The prize for the includes a huge Wet N' Wild Prize pack (not all in the photo) or $25 Gift Card of choice between: MAC, Sephora, H&M or Forever 21.
EDIT: Added $25 Giftcard instead of Eyeko Polishes and changed some rules.
EDIT: Removed Contest portion - still three winners will be chosen!

I'll make this simple as possible :)

-Write "Giveway" & briefly tell me your biggest makeup pet peeve.
-Leave your email and blogger link (if you have one).
-Say which Prize Pack You Want!

-Open internationally - anyone can enter.
-Must be a follower to my blog through blogger or bloglovin'.
-Both ends on March 31st, 2011  PST 11:59PM. Comments will be closed afterwards.
Enter once only and check to see if you followed the rules.

Additional Entry for Giveway
-Retweeting Contest with link back or blog posting will make one additional entry. Make a separate comment post to link back or show your corresponding tweet. (3 entries total possible)

-3 winners
-Giveaway winner will be chosen in random.
-If winner doesn't reply by email in 48 hours I will be forced to choose another person.

Email at CellyAnnabelle@Hotmail.com (click contact) for questions.
Please follow the rules to a tee - or it'll be deleted as they'll be checked before being approved :(
If you don't see your comment, just re-comment correctly so you can still have a chance. :)

Prize Pack #1 (WNW)
Petal Pusher (8 Shadow Palette)
Blue Had Me (8 Shadow Palette)
Spoiled Brat (3 Shadow Palette)
Silent Treatment (3 Shadow Palette)
I Got Good Jeans (3 Shadow Palette)
I'm Feeling Retro (3 Shadow Palette)
Lipliner (1)
Brow Pencil (1)
Nail Polish (1)
Blush (1)
Lipstick (1)
Prize Pack #2 (GC)
$25 Gift Card of Choice

Extra Random Prize #3:
3 Eyeko Polishes
Revlon Runaway Nail Pack

Don't forget to follow my NEW twitter account MakeupByCelly and retweet this contest! 


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FOTD: Red Brick

Purple Haze (lid)
Tete-a-Tint (crease wash)
Red Brick PRO (crease/lower lash)
Sketch (outer v/lower lash)
Parfait Amour (inner corner)
Telescopic Mascara
Prestige Liner
Ardell Lashes
Benefit High Brow
L'Oreal True Match Foundation
L'Oreal Spa Concealer
L'Oreal True Match Blush
Coastal Scent Concealer
NYX Nude l/l
Revlon l/g Lilac
Wet N' Wild Brown


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

FOTD: Parrot

Hello. Hope you guys like my new layout! Things will be changed here and there so excuse any hiccups or let me know by clicking contact, thanks. And here's a quick look using Parrot - it was a lot brighter in person, don't know why my shadows look like they're creased in most of my photos. Ponders.
Parrot (lid)
Tete-a-Tint (crease)
Carbon (outer v)
Vellum (lower lash)
Yogurt (highlight)
Telescopic Mascara
Prestige Liner
L'Oreal True Match Foundation
L'Oreal Spa Concealer
MAC Cantaloupe
Revlon l/g Lilac


Saturday, February 05, 2011

NOTD: Matte Cheetah

OPI - Suzi Skies In The Pyrenees (2 Coats)  
Essie - Matte About You  
Enamel Art - Black (cheetah prints)

My inspiration. My first attempt. Haha.


Friday, February 04, 2011

HAUL: Nail Polish Galore

I've really been into nail art especially the ladies at WAH NAILS have created. I like simple polish but there are just times when the creative juices want to flow and their designs are sick and so cute.

Around the New Year I was searching for affordable nail pens and found some on eBay. It took about 3+ weeks for the package to arrive and the brand in Enamel Art and it came with 24 different shades. It all cost around $19 including shipping. The pen is two-way, the twist off cap holds a thin brush and under the cap holds the pen. The flow from the pen is pretty decent, I was able to make designs and it dried very quickly. I'm really happy with the purchase.

I then bought Sinful Polish in White and Essie Matte About You. I think my next purchase is from Wet Paint. Ugh, I LOVE Pastels - and their concept is so cool. Expect many nail post coming from me soon.


Thursday, February 03, 2011

HAUL: NYC Swatches + Wet N' Wild

NYC Creme Blush Plaza Pink, WET Palette in Silent Treatment & Spoiled Brat, NYC Individual Eyes in Green, WET Mega Eyes Defining Marker Blackest Black.
Here is my small haul from Rite Aid. I'm out of the whole WNW loop-hype. They had all the new trio but I only picked a few I would definitely use and some for an upcoming contest I'll be holding. I didn't swatch the WNW Palettes because I'm sure there is many out there.

NYC Creme Blush in Plaza Pink - I actually bought this months ago when they first came out. The shade is on the Coral side than pink. The way I apply it is rubbing the stick on the cheek and blending. The stick is not fully creamy were it takes some rubs for color to collect which is annoying because it tends to rub foundation off too in the process, not a fan of that but the color is great and does have good build-up.

NYC Individual Eyes Green - The brand seems to try to compete with WNW with their version of a palette. Their scheme is based on eye color, this one is recommended for people with green eyes. It comes with an eyeshadow primer and highlighter. The primer itself is good for base - slightly opaque, not sure about creasing. The colors blend well, I'm a fan of the brown but WNW still by far is a step up.

Wet N' Wild Mega Eyes Defining Marker in Blackest Black - This is really awesome buy, the felt doesn't bend like most liners I use and it was really hard to rub off which is awesome. The best thing is the tip doesn't fray and is still enough, I was able to draw on my hand very detailed.


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

FOTD: Beautiful Iris Meets Cobalt

FACE: L'Oreal Foundation mixed w/ NARS Matte Foundation, MAC Cantaloupe Blush
EYES: UDPP Eden, MAC Beautiful Iris (lid/lower lash), Digit (inner corner), Cobalt (crease), Arena (crease), Prestige Liquid Liner, Ardell 102 Lashes, Benefit HighBrow (waterline), L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
LIPS: NYX Tea Rose, Thalia l/s