Wednesday, January 27, 2016

YouTube | @MakeupbySand - The Rebirth of my Beauty Channel :)

I am so excited to share that I am FINALLY bringing my love of Beauty, Books and Food to YouTube! Truthfully, I started the channel a few years ago, but felt nervous and resisted posting videos. Now I am finally ready, hence the re-birth and the renewal of my channel!

Without further ado, please see my first (third) teaser video below:

My first Live recorded video will be up in February 2016!!! I have been working hard putting together fun topics, content and video ideas, totally behind-the-scenes so that 2016 would have the YouTube channel that I always envisioned for myself and what I want it to be for viewers.

I really hope you will join me in this fun journey on the next chapter for me! Keep smiling and I will see you all on YouTube soon! :) Please be sure to subscribe!

2016 is off to a great start!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Celebration | Happy Birthday/5 Year Anniversary to #BlogbySand!

I am beyond thrilled to celebrate the Blog's birthday/anniversary! Happy 5 Years!!!

I intentionally started the blog in January so that it always tied to the start of the new year! My first post was dated January 2nd, 2011. I started this blog 5 years ago, yet the idea to start the blog was with me for many years prior to the actual start date. In that time frame, I was trying to gain the courage to start and share my words/images/opinions and ideas. With anything new, you fear the unknown and you want to ensure you are giving it your all! Once I was confident and ready, I started the blog, and I haven't looked back.

In the last 5 Years, I have shared countless Makeup Hauls, Product Reviews, Makeup Looks as well as my love of Books and Cooking. I started this blog as a way to connect with people who shared the same interests as me and a way to share my own personal thoughts. There have been a few personal posts which I also debated sharing but found a lot of support and love when I did.

So without further ado, in the name of walking down memory lane, I wanted to share some of my fave images/posts from the last 5 years, so here goes:

1. Favourite Makeup Look: Holiday Nights

2. Favourite Product: Maybelline Master Drama Eye Studio Cream Pencil

3. Favourite Photo: Posted on Instagram

4. Favourite Book: Gone Girl (So Far)

5. Favourite Recipe: Green Soup with Chicken and Veggies 

Announcement Time!
I am happy to announce and share that in 2016, I will be reviving the start of my YouTube channel!! I started it awhile back but am glad to say that am looking to launch my first (third) video this month! You will get the same vibe that I have set for the blog, but in video format. I appreciate all the love and support I have received over the years and want to continue to share content that is relevant to you and that I enjoy sharing! I also appreciate any content suggestions for the channel as well and am excited for this next chapter!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy 2016!!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Fun Makeup | #12DaysofChristmas Makeup Looks | Day 12: #NewYearsDay

Today I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! All the best for 2016. I am sharing a throwback look that is perfect for a day after joyful holiday parties and dinners out. It's simple makeup look that uses pinks, coppers and brown paired with a neutral lipstick. The final look/theme of my 12 Days of Christmas Makeup Look is called: New Year's Day!

Check out the details below! Be sure to check out these looks on Instagram by clicking @MakeupbySand!

Products Used:

  • Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda #1
  • Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Cream #6
  • Giorgio Armani Blush 506
  • Giorgio Armani Bronzer #400
  • Mac Cosmetics Skin Finish in Candlelight

  • Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette (Warm Brown)
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Cocoa and Copper
  • Mac Cosmetics Coppering & Expensive Pink Eyeshadows
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner
  • Maybelline Eye Drama Eye Pencil
  • Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara

  • Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Lipstick #500

A simple makeup look using soft colours is the perfect New Year's Day look. I hope you have enjoyed the 12 Looks of Makeup(Christmas) looks during the holidays! Stay tuned as I will be doing more makeup themed series that I will be sharing on the blog as well as on my other Social Media links. Click here to connect with me on Twitter or on Instagram!

Happy 2016!!