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Jenna. Fashion. Makeup. Chatter. Chit. and Chat.

Whether in Life you need to put your game face on, your sad face on, your happy face on, your mean face on, your dream face on, or your best foot forward...Personality is an art form. Makeup is an art form. And so the two meet.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blog Sale : Sedu Revolution Flat Iron

Hey everyone, I was cleaning out my bathroom the other day since I am a product junkie, I had drawers & drawers full of curling irons, blow dryers, hair products, flat irons, rollers etc. lol. Anyways, I came across this present I bought for myself from Folica.Com during the wintertime. I only use flat irons to curl my hair, and I wanted to find an iron more rounder than the Sedu so it's been sitting in my drawer for months. I have used the straightener itself maybe 5 times maximum. It's a really good flat iron, it was just a little overpriced in my opinion. I have thick curly hair and could straighten my whole head in under 20 minutes.

Purchased For: $139.00
Selling for : $60.00.

If anyone is interested please leave comments for me to display snapshots of the item. It's in tip-top condition I promise! Or shoot me an Email @ jlaperriere@student.bridgew.edu =)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

June Favorites

Hey Everyone, hope you guys are enjoying your summer. I finally got my camera working so I decided to post something simple, stuff I've been into this June. A lot of these I have grabbed for the most. Even brought in my Beach Bagggie =)
1.MAC Fix + = Well, what can I say about this, everyone loves fix +! In this summer heat it's a great makeup refresher, and setting spray.
2. NARS Blush in Gina= I got this blush in the wintertime, and I haven't put it down since. Simply a beautiful matte peach shade. It's a little broken, didn't want it to spill.
3.MAC To the Beach Lipstick in Beachbound= This is my I'm not wearing makeup to the beach, but I really am ..um product. It's just a shimmery glaze to highlight the lips. Very sheer.
4.NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese= I use this instead of milk in the summer, very shimmery golden undertoned creme. Brings out shimmery neutral shadows wonderfully. Nice highlighter.
5.Sigma Makeup Eyebrow Brush E45 Thing= This is the best eyebrow tool I have ever used. period.
6. NYX Shadow Ombre in Peach Bronze= Pretty Bronze shade for summer, rich pigmentation and cheap! Got it off Cherry Culture for 3.50
7.Maybelline Shadow Duo in Cocoa Delight= One of my favorite neutral shadow kits, inexpensive works great...nice for i'm in a rush, i want to look nice.
8.NYX Blush in Cinnamon= I don't know why it's called cinnamon. They should have named it creamsicle. Because that pictures accurate. It's the color of melted creamsicle.
xoxoxo Jenna.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tips & Tricks: The Perfect Smokey Eye

(Image Courtesy of Mario the Makeup Artist)

























Hello everyone, I hope all is well. I am very excited on account of I am finally ready to start my freelance makeup service. I will talk more about it in my next post. Anyways, Smokey eyes were the last step in developing a skilled enough technique to do work on other people. I always had trouble creating the ideal smokey eye for myself (reasons being): I have very warm yellow based skin ( Golden Brown NC42), lighter eyes ( green), Smaller eyes ( almond shape), and lighter hair ( Golden brown with honey tones).
When trying to develop a smokey eye ( Think Kim Kardashian) I was having lots of trouble. All the grey smoke tones, I have tried over powed my eyes, and the contrast between my golden features and the grey makeup weren't positive. Grey eye makeup left my skin looking quite ashen. Here are a few types and tricks I have used to develop a great smokey eye for everyone to enjoy! Combine them to create your own custom eye look.

1. Golden/Olive Undertone Skin ( Think Mac NC): Sometimes the cooler hues suggested to create the perfect smokey eye can clash with the goldenness of the skin. While lots of folks try to downplay this attribute, I think it's the skin's natural glow. You don't want makeup to go against your facial features. You want the makeup to compliment and not compete. That being said, When doing a smokey eye on yellow undertoned skin, don't be shy to mix in Warm Brown colors. Believe it or not, Kim's makeup is rarely flat toned...and lots of neutrals are used. When I create my "go to" smokey eye, I use a touch of chocolate with lots of taupe colors. Taupe is an excellent alternative to your generic gray because it has hints of warmth. Also, a shadow with shimmer will help restore a natural glow.
I suggest: NYX Single Eyeshadow in Taupe Pearl, MAC Single Eyeshadow in Cork (Brown)
2. Cooler Undertone Skin ( Think Pinkish hues): Determining Cooler skin can be difficult because it has nothing to do with how deep your skin is. A woman with porcelain skin, and a woman with a rich chocolate brown complexion can both be cool. This gets confusing because darker tones easily mistake their skin for warm, because of their brown complexions. Brown is considered a warm color. Anywho, if you have a cool undertone, you can wear those grey smoke colors naked, by themselves, with no issues. Also, a metallic silver smoke looks lovely on cooler skin(not that other folks can't wear it)!
I Suggest: MAC Single Eyeshadow in Electra, NYX Single Eyeshadow in Dune
3.Reddish/Copper Undertone Skin: Silver also looks lovely on skin with red undertones because of the contrast, but it is a positive contrast..not like the one I explained above. I would avoid using warm colors with red undertones such as coppers, bricks, etc. It may wash out the skin. A true metallic gold smoked out with black looks really elegant.
4. Neutral Tones ( Think shades of beige): It's extremely versatile. Generic shades of greys and blacks look polished.
5. Green Eyes: Most people recommend violet smokey shades...but I would opt for a deep smokey black with hints of blue and shimmer. If your eyes aren't bluish green, and more olive, I would go for some type of wine/ burgundy shade. To bring out your eye color.
I Suggest: NYX Single Eyeshadow in Deep Space ( Blue Smoke), NYX Single Eyeshadow in Burgundy Pearl
6. Brown Eyes: Deep shades of smokey purples bring out baby browns.
I Suggest: NYX Single Eyeshadow in Deep Purple (Purple Smoke)
7. Blue eyes: Shades of deep golds smoked out with blacks and Smokey Blues
I Suggest: NYX Single Eyeshadow in Deep Space, NYX Single Eyeshadow in Utopia Gold
8. Smaller Eyes: Working with smaller eyes can be quite difficult when trying to create a smoldering look. Tips for avoiding making your eyes look smaller include: Line your waterline with a white liner pencil, to cast in light to the eyes. Use dark colors on the outer v/c, Include lighter, shimmery colors in the inner tear duct. Avoid smoking out your whole entire crease with a dark matte color, since it can make the eyes look deep set. Smoke the look out half way, instead of the whole way. Include lots of mascara, to open the eyes. When using dark colors on tiny eyes use a light, light hand. Think soft short strokes. Too much dark eye makeup can be overpowering.
9. Larger Eyes: ( Mostly very rounded) Try using dark liquid liner with a wing. This will give the illusion your eyes are more almond shaped.With larger eyes, you run the risk of your eyes with smoke makeup looking like black bruised circles. Show off the large eye shape by using dark colors throughout the crease, this intensifies the look more.
10. Almond Eyes : Try using dark liquid liner with a wing to accentuate eye shape. Avoid using smokey colors throughout the whole bottom lash line, since it makes eyes look smaller. If you must try this look out, opt for some sort of gradient fade...lighter colors towards the inner corners, dark towards the end of the eye.

I Know this post was extremely long, but hopefully it was pretty informative as well. Have a nice weekend!
Overall Smokey Eye Tip: Make sure you have very structured, "done up" Brows with smokey makeup, it will add balance to the face.
xoxxo Jenna.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MAC Fix + Review

(Google) Hello everyone, I apologize since I have been MIA for quite some time now. I don't have any fancy excuse like I was busy or anything. Just kind of forgot about makeup and blogging for awhile haha. I have been purchasing items and working with makeup still, just have recorded any of my work and/ or updates. I picked this up a couple months ago, and since it is getting popular decided to go for a review.


WHAT IS IT? = Fix + has multiple purposes. It can be used to set makeup, add a dewy look to the skin, or just refresh your makeup in humid/ hot weather. When sprayed on a sponge, it can help to not absorb as much makeup so you don't waste. Fix + can be sprayed on a flat shader brush to bring out the intensity of eyeshadows/pigments. And their must be others.

DO I LIKE IT? = I love Fix +. It's the nicest setting spray I have ever used. It has vitamins for the skin and a pleasant cucumber scent. Also, for some reason it hydrates without being as "wet" as plain water, and dries somewhat quicker than a quick spray of tap on the face. It lasts forever, I bring it in my purse to work. Only makeup item I bring besides lip balm.
WOULD I RECOMMEND IT= Of course. Fix + is a little pricey for something that looks like a water bottle but its a great investment for anyone's makeup collection. Keep it on your vanity table, no matter how useless you think it will be, trust me you will be reaching for it.
RATE IT= 4.5 out of 5 stars only because of price.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Dupe Fairy Has Arrived =)



Hey all, I know I haven't blogged in a while..but I haven't been buying any makeup lately ( except for the nyx order I'm about to place lol) I think this is a helpful post and a little different from usual ( we don't want boredom now do we?) Love your high end favorites, but hate the high end price? Well, this is the post for you. Keep in mind it isn't identical..but close!



Eye Products.

1. Eyeshadow. Trade your...
- MAC Electric Eel ($14.50) for..
* Milani's Atlantis ( $3-$7) Blue shade
2. -Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow in Yeyo ($20)
-Maybelline Shadow Single in Vanilla ($3-7) Creme Shade
3. MAC Aquadisiac ($14.50)
*Avon Single Shadow in Turqouise ($4)
4.MAC Nylon ( $14.50)
* ELF single shadow in Buttercream ($3) Creme Gold Shade.
5. -MAC Carbon ( $14.50)
* NYX Single Shadow in Carbon ($3.50 Cherry Culture)
6.- Sigma Single Eyeshadow in Start me up ($27.00 Quad)
*Loreal Hip Duo in Platinum ( silver. shade) ($6-$13)

Blush
1. Like Nars Gina ($26.00)? Try Neutrogena Healthy Blends Blush in Healthy ($13)
2. Like Nars Desire ($26.00) Try E.L.F Studio Blush in Pink Passion ($3)
3. Like Nars Orgasm ($26.00) Try MAC Blush in Springsheen ($19.50)

Gloss
1. Like MAC's Clear Lipglass ($14)? Try Wet n Wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gel in Clear ($1-$3)
2. Like MAC's Ember Glow ($14) Try Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Gloss in Red Delicious (6)

Foundation
1. Like MAC's Studio Fix Fluid($26)? Try Revlon Colorstay ($7-$14)
2. Like Makeup Forever's HD foundation($40)? Try Revlon PhotoReady ( $7-$14)

Lipstick
1. Like MAC's Hug me($14.50)? Try Rimmel London Lipstick in Spotlight Beige ($5-$12)
2. Like MAC's Angel ($14.50)? Try Avon Lip Plumping Lipstick in Pink Lemonade ( Reg. $8)
3. Like Clinique High Impact Lipcolor in Sassy Spice ($14)? Try Avon Lipstick in Red 2000 ( Reg. $6)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Peach Shopping


Hey all, This post is about peach makeup. Peaches & Bronzes are my staple look, and since I enjoy them so much I have decided to add to my collection. I will include what I already have and what I plan to buy. The purpose of this post is to get some great feedback, so if you have a great peach makeup product you enjoy using, don't be shy in mentioning..that's what this is for....
My Current Peach Collection
1. Nars Blush in Gina
2. E.l.F Studio Blush in Peachy Keen
3. MAC Blush in Springsheen
4.Nars Blush in Orgasm ( Peachy pink)
5. Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Lipgloss in Red Delicious
6. Avon Longlasting Lipstick in Sheer Light Peach
7. Avon Lip Plumping Lipstick in Cantaloupe
8. MAC Liberty of London Lipstick in Peachstock
9. MAC lipstick in Ravishing
10. Rimmel London Lipstick in Crush
11. Victoria's Secret Lipstick in Shhh
Current Shopping List
1. Too Faced Blush in Papa Don't Peach
2. Benefit Georgia Peach Powder
3. Cargo Tin Blush in Rome
4. MAC Lipglass in Ember Glow
5. Smashbox Blush Rush in Paradise
What are your favorite peach makeup products???
xoxoxoxxo Jenna

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

5 Random Facts Tag

Hey all, I recently got tagged by the beautiful Leah, to do a random facts post. Her blog is http://www.jetleah.blogspot.com you should check her out she has some great interesting points like the post on Nars dupe...

Here goes.

Fact 1 : Something about me a lot of people probably don't know is my main passion is dancing. I have been dancing for 15 years. I used to be in a ballet company and travel throughout the U.S for competitions. I am part of the company at my school, but not as serious about it. I used to dance everyday. Now I choreograph here and there, and are in productions..here and there.
Fact 2: I have been 5'5 1/2 forever.....I thought i stopped growing, but Ironically I went to the doctor last week and I am now officially 5'6 =)
Fact 3: I sell Avon, Mark, and Mary Kay beauty products. I have a strong connection to my companies but that does not stop me from telling you the honest truth about my products...if it sucks..i will tell you...i rather have an honest clientele base that confides in me..than have come and go customers & I fib to to make a quick 50 bucks.
Fact 4: I first got into makeup by having to learn theatrical makeup. For dance, their was a certain makeup look you had to learn and perfect. You had to learn a lot about the face, and how lighting effects the face...I am an artist with eyeshadow and that's something not very many people know since most of my tutorials are wuth neutral shadows.
Fact 5: I live on a college campus. It was pretty exciting at first, but does get stressful at times. It's making me become a hoarder because I bring things to school and forget about them and repurchase. Now I have like two & three of everything ( Makeup, hair stuff, clothing) BUT the best part about it is having the freedom to do things your way, and when you want without extra pressure.

So those are the five boring things about me....I love the different people I get to communicate with so I am going to tag five people as well!

Tag 1- http://samsmanifestos.blogspot.com ( Sam)
Tag2-http://joannerama.blogspot.com ( Jo)
Tag3- http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com ( Marie)
Tag4- http://awfulbeautifuldisarray.blogspot.com (Ashley)
Tag 5- http://josephluzzi.blogspot.com ( joe)