Friday, June 29, 2012

Favorite Mascaras

Yesterday I arrived in sunny Florida and I've been relaxing like it's my job ever since! I can't wait to share some pictures of my vacation and hopefully I'll be able to film my June Favorites down here as well! In the meantime I thought I would post a video that I filmed before I left, all about my favorite mascaras! Most of the products mentioned are available at the drugstore and I'll also be talking about my ALL-TIME, most favorite mascara - Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Enjoy!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion
Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express
L'oreal Double Extend
L'oreal False Fiber Lashes
Maybelline XXL Pro 24hr
Maybelline One By One Volume Express
Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express

-Alli xoxo

Monday, June 25, 2012

My Nail Polish Collection & Storage

Hey everyone! So I recently decided to tame the colorful beast that was my nail polish collection! Not only did I toss old bottles (some that I had been keeping for wayyy too long - hoarder alert!) but also decided that my current storage situation just wasn't gonna cut it.  For the past few years I've been keeping all of my polishes in a wicker basket.  This "system" worked out well for a while, but as soon as I started to accumulate more shades it turned into an unorganized mess.  Some of the polishes on the bottom hadn't seen the light of day for months!  

 I could see myself running into the same problem using tupperware containers and didn't want to sacrifice wall space for nail polish racks.  So, I took a little trip to my local Office Depot and -voila!- I found stackable, mini milk crates that were perfect for organizing my polishes.  In the accompanying video I show how I stack and separate them by colors and point out some of my favorite shades. This storage system might not work if you have an immense collection of polish. However, I plan to keep adding to mine by adding on more crates as my collection grows.   Hope you enjoy the video!!

-Alli xoxo

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What's in My New Bag?

It's that time again! Time for a 97 degree heat wave? Oh, that too.  It's been so hot in Philadelphia over the past few days that doing any kind of makeup videos hasn't really been at the top of my list. So I thought I would mix it up and film another What's In My Bag video! I recently picked up a new Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody M.A.C. bag at a sample sale in NYC and my new mission is to keep that sucker organized!  It's much smaller than my usual carry-all bags that I tote around so I can't store everything I own in there, but I still thought it might make for an interesting video.  So sit back, relax (try to keep cool) and check out what's in my bag!

-Alli xoxo

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pink & Gold Summer Makeup

Products Used:

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Strawberry Milk
NYX Trio Eye Shadow in Baby Pink/Cotton Candy/Spring Flower
NYX Trio Eye Shadow in Honeycomb
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in El Dorado
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Demolition
Maybelline One by One Satin Black Mascara
Hard Candy Baked Bronzer in Tropics
Hard Candy Fox in a Box blush in Spicy N. Sweet
Lorac Perfectly Lit Spotlight Highlighting Powder
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect


Monday, June 4, 2012

Shimmering Copper: Summer Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:
Wet N Wild Color Icon Palette in Comfort Zone
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Demolition (Dark Matte Brown)
Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner Pen in Black
Loreal Double Extend Mascara
Tarte Mineral Bronzer in Hotel Heiress
Hard Candy "Spicy N' Sweet" Fox in a Box Blush
Revlon Pink in the Afternoon Lipstick
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Foiled