Inspiration Before Expiration| Too Faced Natural Matte: Look 2

 

Hey Glamour Babes!

This is Look 2 out of 7 of my “Inspiration Before Expiration” series using the Too Faced Natural Matte palette.  I hope you guys find this look just as easy and quick as the first one. This look, along with the first look, is ideal if you want something quick and easy, but yet still kind of sultry. Meow!

I hope that this video has inspired you to add a little more glamour to your day. As always, I hope you guys have enjoyed my video and until my next one…have a glamorous day!

 

Xoxo,

Markita LaSay

Eyeshadow Application Steps:

  1. Chocolate Cookie:  Apply directly to crease.
  2. Strapless:  Apply over-top of Chocolate Cookie to build color and ‘clean’ up Chocolate Cookie shade.
  3. Sexpresso:  Apply to inner and outer corners of eyes.  Use this shade to also apply as liner (or base for creamy gel liner).
  4. Chocolate Cookie:  Use to contour nose, cheeks and forehead.
  5. Honey Butter:  Apply as highlight to cheeks and nose to add natural sheen.

 

Products Used In This Video:

Too Faced Natural Matte Palettehttp://amzn.to/2p5Hw2Y
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner: http://amzn.to/2ofniBW
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: http://amzn.to/2o2PjNh
Trestique Mini Highlight Stick (Maldives Luminescent): https://trestique.com/products/perfect-multipurpose-highlight-stick
Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush (Something About Berry): http://amzn.to/2oVQOl5
NYX Extreme Color Lip Liner (High Standards): http://www.ulta.com/slide-on-lip-pencil?productId=xlsImpprod13051017
Teez Cosmetics Lipstick (Romantic Red): https://www.teeezcosmetics.com/products/lips/lipstick.html
TF Natural Matte Palette

Too Faced Natural Matte Palette, $36.00

 

Inspiration Before Expiration| Too Faced Natural Matte: Look 1

 

 

Hey Glamour Babes,

Today’s video features the Too Faced Natural Matte palette.

This Look, which is 1 out of 7, is part of a series that I will be doing called “Inspiration Before Expiration”.  I created this series because in the mist of the makeup hoarding trend, I wanted to create looks that could potentially inspire you to use your own palette and get as much use as possible before they expire, because makeup really DOES expire!
As always, I hope you guys enjoyed this video and until my next post…HAVE A GLAMOROUS DAY!
XOXO,
Markita LaSay
Eye shadow  Application Steps:
1. Prep lids by applying eye shadow primer.
2. Cashmere Bunny: Apply shadow all over eyelids as a base shade, then buff out with a clean brush.
3. Risque:  Apply shadow to crease then buff out edges.
4.  Sexpresso: Apply this shade to outer-v, lower lash line and as an eyeliner for top lashes. I also used this shade to fill in my eyebrows.
5.  Heaven:  Apply to brow bones, above cheeks, and tip of nose to add a natural highlight.
6. Chocolate Cookie:  Use a contour shade to lightly contour around hairline.
 Products Used For this Look:
Urban Decay Primer Potion Eye shadow Primer :  http://amzn.to/2qgm9Mf
Too Faced Natural Matte Palette:  http://amzn.to/2p5Hw2Y
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: http://amzn.to/2o2PjNh
Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush (Something About Berry): http://amzn.to/2oVQOl5
Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick (Sweet Maple):
https://www.toofaced.com/p/lipsticks/la-creme/sweet-maple-plum-brown/
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Too Faced Natural Matte Palette, $36.00

 

 

Beginning A New Series: Inspiration Before Expiration

Hey Glamour Babes!

FYI…I am creating a series primarily on my YouTube channel (that will also feature on my other social media accounts) called “Inspiration Before Expiration”.  I was inspired to create this series because although I love collecting makeup and I will even admit that I am a “makeup junkie” by some standards, by nature, I don’t like to be wasteful.  So I decided to create various go-to looks with the palettes that I own.  The goal is to create seven looks and these looks can be used as go-to option for each day of the week (or used however desired).

Tons of Palettes Snapshot

My Palette Collection Preview

 

If you guys remember “Project Pan”, which was a challenge on social media to “hit pan” or use up your products (Google “Product Pan” for more information). The idea behind “Inspiration Before Expiration” is similar in the sense that it encourages maximum use out of your products as well.

For those of us who love collecting products or who are just downright makeup junkies, you know how it is…We get excited about new launches, tell ourselves that we HAVE to have the next thing that catches our attention. meanwhile,  interest in the things that we already have (sadly, even products we JUST purchased) start to dwindle and potentially end up in makeup graveyard!  There is nothing wrong with loving to collect makeup, but personally, I don’t think it’s a healthy habit to spend money on my products, yet neglect them or NOT use them.  It simply creates an unstable working relationship between myself and my products!  I mean some of the items in my stash already feel hurt due to me having chosen favorites (in my head anyway).  The LEAST I could do is try to make the most out of them, right?

We spend GOOD coin to get glam-a-fied!  It’s time we fall back in love and appreciate what we have and vow to make use out of those “supplies” before they expire because MAKEUP DOES EXPIRE!  It is my hopes, that you will be able to find inspiration with your palettes and any other beauty products for that matter, and get the most enjoyment out of all that stuff as possible. And if any of you out there are like me, then I’m sure you loved ones will agree!

Until my next post…Have a glamorous day!

 

Xoxo,

Markita LaSay

 

 

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Review

I actually did this review a while ago, but honestly put posting it on the backburner for whatever reasons…

I know this palette has been out for a while and I filmed this video a while ago, but thought that I would upload it anyway to share my thoughts on this palette.  I will later be bringing you guys some looks with this palette so please check out this video and stay tuned for that!

ABH did an awesome job with the formulation in this palette. The shadows in this palette are so pigmented and blends like a dream!  I love that this is a “neutral” palette, but the shades are different than what we were seeing for a while since the whole neutral eyeshadow palette revolution.

Many people feel like the shades in this palette work great for Fall.  In my opinion, this palette is a GREAT Fall palette, but I feel like you could do wonders with it during the warmer months, because of the warm shades available.

Check out these shades tho’!

IMG_0463Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette                                           Retail Price: $42

 

As always, I hope you guys enjoyed this post and until next time….have a glamorous day!

XO,

Markita LaSay

 

 

 

ORS Olive Oil For Naturals

ORS For Naturals All Products

I am really excited to bring you guys this review, basically because I was excited to have finally gotten my hands on this entire product line!   I am loving the new ORS Olive Oil for Naturals collection. 

All of these products can be found on the ORS website at:

https://www.orshaircare.com/shop/?pa_hair-style=natural

Or at your local beauty supply.

Sally’s Beauty does carry a few of these products but not the full line.  Their link is below:

http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-SA-Site/default/Search-Show?q=organic%20root%20stimulator

Products Mentioned:

1.       Butter Bliss Shampoo                                                                                            $7.99

2.      Buttery Smooth Conditioner                                                                                $7.99

3.      Buttermilk  Styling Lotion                                                                                    $7.99

4.      Butter Whipped Leave-In Conditioning Crème                                               $5.99

5.      Hydrating Hair Butter                                                                                           $9.99

6.      Butter Glaze Gel Soufflé                                                                                        $9.99

7.      Butter Crème Styling Smoothie                                                                           $9.99

8.       Butter Rich Co-Wash                                                                                             $7.99

 

 

Xo,

Markita LaSay

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair

As you may know, I have been on a healthy haircare journey for quite some time now.  Over the years, I have tried MANY hair care products and plead guilty for being a product junkie!

The bright side to being a self-professed “product junkie, is that I can bring you guys reviews on products to potentially help you make more educated decisions.  Recently, I picked up a few products from Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair. I’ve been wanting to try these products for some time now, so I decided to pick up the products that I was most interested in, which was the shampoo, conditioner and curl activator cream.  Here are my thoughts…

Cleansing Cream Shampoo:  Great for deeply cleansing the hair,  Created without sulfates, but still provides a reach lather that can help with detangling; Has a tropical scent of pinna colada or coconut.  Verdict:  Good! Love that this shampoo lathers REALLY well and did a great job at cleansing my hair. This did leave my hair a bit hard to detangle, after I treated my hair with a light protein treatment a couple of times, but this did not happen at all prior to me doing the protein treatments. 

Hydrating Cream Conditioner: Created to provide hydration and moisture to the hair after cleansing; Provides “slip” for detangling; Has the same tropical scent as the shampoo.  Verdict: OK. Did its job. This conditioner did not wow me, BUT it does do its job in hydrating the hair,  provided a good amount of slip on my very curly-kinky natural hair during detangling, especially for the price point.

Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream: Great for smoothing frizz, moisturizing the hair, and enhancing natural curl pattern during styling;  Has the same tropical scent as the shampoo and conditioner.  Verdict:  OK. Did a good job moisturizing my hair and helping take care of frizz.  This would be good for wash and go styles.  However, this product was kind of sticky and leaves a white cast on the hair once dried. I tend to have this issue with Cantu Shea Butter’s products for some reason, even if I am light-handed with the product. I did find that this worked best on slightly damp to wet hair, but overall, I would say there are other products out there within the same price point, that I would prefer. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.  If you want additional information about this products on just want to reach out to me, feel free to comment or hit me up on my other social media platforms as well.  Until next time….live life glamorously!

Xo,

Markita LaSay

 

Giovanni 2 Chic: Ultra Moist Review

Have you been contemplating for a while now, if you should go outside of your normal hair care “staples” and try some new products?   Were you wondering which products would be good for your hair type?  What would be a good brand?  Should you even go outside of products you are familiar with?

Hopefully, this video will help you make such executive decisions! 

I am excited to report that I was a winner of Giovanni’s Fall 2016 social media sweepstakes.  I have had plenty of time to test out and try these products.   Here are my thoughts…

Products Mentioned:

2 Chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo: http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/products/item.asp?prodtype=2CHIC2&cat=2CHIC2&subcat=2CHIC2&item=2CHIC2-SHAMP-8

2 Chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Conditioner: http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/products/item.asp?prodtype=2CHIC2&cat=2CHIC2&subcat=2CHIC2&item=2CHIC2-COND-8

2 Chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Leave-In Conditioner & Styling Elixir:  http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/products/item.asp?prodtype=2CHIC2&cat=2CHIC2&subcat=2CHIC2&item=2CHIC2-TREAT-4

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and until next time…live life glamorously!

Xoxo,

Markita LaSay