Sunday, December 29, 2013

EOTD: Glam & Dramatic - Holiday Look 2

The holidays have been filled with so much family, friends, parties and of course food!  Now that Christmas has passed, everyone is getting excited for New Year's Eve 2013!

Depending on your plans, if you are going to go out for dinner or to dance the night away, here is a fun dramatic and glam eye look.  Perfect for a night out to celebrate the new year to come.

1. Prep - Apply Primer all over the eye area and underneath the lower lash line. 

2. Lid - Apply a Medium Grey Blue Shadow all over the lid, packing on the colour well. 

3. Crease - Apply a warm rose gold shade onto the crease, blend well into the blue.

4. Outer Crease - Apply a light soft brown into the corner edge and blend into the crease.

5. Water Line - Apply a bright blue liner which helps eyes pop!

6. Lower Lash line - Using the same bright blue liner, start in the middle underneath the lash line and apply outward and extend. This line underneath should be thick. Take a shimmer shadow in the same shade of blue and layer the colour on top of the created line. 

7. Inner Corner - Use a bright vanilla shimmer shade into the corner tear duct and blend out into the lash line, blending with the blue line, not going past the middle point.

8. Eyeliner - Take a waterproof black pencil liner and create a thin line close to the lower lash line from the inner to the outer corner.

9. Top Lash line - Apply Liquid Liner and wing out right above the blue line.  Apply 2 coats of mascara for extra drama!

10. Brow Bone - Using the same shade applied into the inner crease, apply to the brow bone under the brows.

Pair this look with a nude peach lip colour and top it off with a clear lip gloss for added dimension. 

Whether your dress is black, silver, gold, magenta, purple or any of the colours below, this makeup will look amazing with your dress of choice!

Always Smile :)  - Sand

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

NEW for the Holidays: Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Collection & Holiday Gift Sets!

Check out the NEW Holiday Collection by Giorgio Armani that breaks the rules!  The Eccentrico collection is a reflection of bold and bright hues such as Pinks, Orange and Golden Yellows!

There are 3 NEW Lip Maestro shades, plus 3 NEW Nail Lacquer shades and a gorgeous universally flattering palette.

The limited edition shades are as follows:
  • Pink Shade - Eccentrico #505 (In Lip and Nails)
  • Grapefruit Shade - Dazzling #303 (In Lip and Nails)
  • Golden Yellow - Clash #302 (In Lip and Nails)
  • The Eccentrico Palette:  4-in-1 multi dimensional Illuminator with a pop of brightness for any cheek
  • PLUS a new Eyes to Kill Quad #13 featuring lovely lilac, pink and purple shades.

Be sure to also check out these amazing gift sets, for anyone that is left on your list:

Amazing Giorgio Armani Fragrance sets!

The ever popular Giorgio Armani Lip Set in Nude!

The Classic Iconic Red Lip Set, shade #400, a must for the Holidays.

A perfect Travel Brush Set featuring the best selling brushes :)

Available at Holt Renfrew Sherway! Come visit THIS Friday December 20th, and get 20% of your beauty purchase back onto a promotional gift card valid December 26-31, 2013.

Some great ideas for you right before the Holidays. Happy Holiday Shopping :)

Always Smile :)  - Sand

Monday, December 16, 2013

EOTD: It's Vegas Baby!! :) - Holiday Look 1

When you hear VEGAS, you think of bright lights & good times.  There have been countless TV shows that have filmed episodes in Vegas that have been epic to watch and if you have been there you know how exciting of a place it is.

Vasanti Cosmetics came out with NEW Eyeshadow duo called "VEGAS STRIP" and it totally reminded me of my visit there! Here is a pic of the MGM Grand that reflects the tones of this fun Eyeshadow duo:

Check out the pics, product links and application details below:

1. Lid: Eyeshadow Duo in Vegas Strip - Light shade on 2/3 of lid, Purple shade on corner
5. Upper & Lower Lash line: Kajal Extreme Eye Pencil in Purple Gem
6. Outer corner: Used the Purple pencil and the purple shadow to blend into crease.
{All products featured are by Vasanti Cosmetics}

This is a great and easy look to do for the holidays, especially for New Years!  Many more Holiday posts to come, stay tuned!

Always Smile :) - Sand

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NEW Collection: Eye shadow Duos for bright eyes by Vasanti Cosmetics

Attention all Makeup junkies, especially for any of those who love to wear and discover Canadian products! Vasanti Cosmetics launched a series of NEW Eyeshadow duos with an array of new colour combos.

The eyeshadow collection is Inspired by must-see destinations around the globe, offering beautiful options and colours that will work on every skin tone.  The eye shadows are silky finish and velvety texture, true colour pay off and will stay put!  

I have picked my favourite 3 eye shadow duos below, which I will be using to create easy eye looks for my Holiday Looks in December posts!

Check out the images and shade descriptions below:

ANCIENT PETRA: This colour combo will look great for an everyday look! The pale yellow and the shimmery taupe will make any eye colour and eyes look fresh and bright!

ELLORA CAVES: What a delicious colour combination!  The metallic and shimmery aspects of these shades will make it a great go-to eye shadow option!  This duo will be a favourite for every makeup AND Chocolate lover since it provides a sweet finish to the eyes. 

VEGAS STRIP: The name alone makes this such a fun combination!  Purple is already the colour-du-jour for 2014, and it will be everywhere!  This plum/pink combo will look GORGEOUS on all eyes especially Brown eyes!

Stay tuned for additional posts on these shadows and for my Holiday Looks for December :)

Always Smile :)  - Sand