Wednesday, November 9, 2016

JOUER Fall 2016 Collection: Essential Matte and Shimmer Palette, Slim Cream Liners, etc. - Review/Demo

Hi beauties! How are you doing? Hope your day is filled with positivity and laughter. Let us take a moment and be grateful for what we have at this moment, be it our health, family, friends, roof over our head or food on our table. Sometimes we concentrate on what we want in life and forget to appreciate what we already have. And always remember, universe is like a mirror, it reflects what you put out to it. Thus, let's put only great and positive thoughts out there, and hope only for the best!
Enough for the inspirational intro, let's get to business. Today's post is about Jouer Cosmetics new Fall 2016 collection, which consists of Essential Matte and Shimmer Palette, Highlighters in Citrine, Topaz and Rose Quartz, New Slim creme eyeliners in matte black, matte plum and matte brown. Also, it includes ten new lip creme colors and a new lip topper in Tan lines.
Among all the listed products above from Jouer's fall collection, perhaps the most anticipated and hyped product was their new Essential Matte and Shimmer Palette, which look like this:

Monday, October 31, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October

Today is Halloween, Last day of October, which was a breast cancer awareness month. I decided to "squeeze" in this post before this month is over, just to mention that awareness should not end with it. It is always smart to get a mammogram done from time to time or self examine continuously, since early detection is key in overcoming this horrible disease in the beginning stages. Self examining is easy and anyone can do it! Set a time in a month, where you can lay down flat and raise your hand above your head and feel the tissue around the breast. If you notice any abnormal sized lumps, it's better to get them checked. Breast tissue itself has some structure, once you start self examining, you'll learn what "normal" looks and feels for you. Once you start noticing any change in skin appearance or the tissue itself, get it checked for the peace of mind. I'm not a medical professional, but I wanted to use this platform to remind you that you body is your temple and it's always good to take care of it. I wish you all to be always healthy. You can always google or ask professionals for further info on this. As for me, I created a makeup art to share with you all. Hope you like it!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Minnie Mouse Makeup and Hair Tutorial - Easy Halloween Costume

Hi beauties! As promised today I'm going to share with you cute, easy and quick last minute Halloween costume idea - Minnie Mouse Makeup and Hair! If you are looking for Halloween costume idea and don't have anything in mind, either don't want to spend too much on a costume, I hope this tutorial will be helpful for you and you can dress up as a queen of Disneyland and stand out among Harley Quinns this year! (p.s. I love Harley Quinn costume idea, btw. Would love to recreate it someday). Tutorial is for both makeup and hair, so all is left to do is pair it with any bright outfit, and you're good to go! Are you ready?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Plum Smokey Eyes and Dark Lips - Fall Makeup 2016

Hi beauties! How are you? I can not believe that Fall is already here! Summer has been so much fun, we got to travel overseas past month and had a chance to visit beautiful countries and cities. Traveling is always fun, but it's also nice to be back home, back to old routines and my passion - blogging. 
Today I want to share with you this beautiful matte plum smokey eye look paired with gorgeous dark lip. I love how the colors in this look are from the same range, yet still so different. Even in this hot Texas fall this year, after wearing this look I finally realized that Fall is here and thus the season of Holidays has officially started. I hope you find this tutorial useful. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow and Velvet Touch Face Palettes

Hi beauties! Hope all is well with you! I'm excited to share with you today's blog post, which will be about Japonesque new Velvet Touch Eyeshadow and Face Palettes. I have never tried Japonesque products before, but have heard a lot of great reviews about the brand, so I was so curious to try out the palettes. These palettes will be available in the last week of August. I was reached out by Japonesque representative, who asked if I'll be interested in trying them out before the official launch date. I couldn't miss the opportunity and responded immediately with "YES, PLEASE!" 
When I got my hands on palettes, first thing that drew my attention was high quality packaging. Their magnetic palettes were sturdy and convenient, eyeshadows are well secured and seem safe from shattering. After swatching the palettes, I was very impressed with the quality of products, so I decided to sit down and film my whole experience, by sharing my first impression review, demonstrating each shade and creating a look using the palettes. I was not asked to do the video or the review, nor was paid or sponsored to write this post, thus the review reflects my honest opinion.
Let's begin!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Snapchat Dog Filter Tutorial

Hello Lovelies! Hope you are doing well!
Do you use Snapchat? It is a social media tool where you can share moments from your day which your friends can watch for the next 24 hours and then it expires. I like how the Snapchat content can be spontaneous and fun, but most of all, my favorite part about it is filters! I love how with filters you can become someone else, put a quick makeup on or even puke rainbows! Follow me on snapchat (username delia_bc, snapcode is on this blog's home page), where I do makeup unboxing, extended reviews of products with follow ups, share my tips and tricks, as well as post some glimpses from my everyday life. Since I loved the filters, I decided to collaborate with one of my IpsyOS friends to do a snapchat filter tutorial on my Youtube channel. I picked out one of the most used filters, which is a dog filter to recreate!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Celebrity Transformations: Rihanna, Kerry Washington and Selena Gomez

Hello Beautiful people! When I posted my Kardashians Makeup transformations, I received a lot of positive feedback, as well as my most recent transformation inspired by Saoirse Ronan. Thus I thought, since you all really like seeing these transformations, I'd do a couple more. I'm going to share all of them right here in this post. Let's begin!
My first transformation is one of my favorites. It's inspired by Rihanna's makeup that she wore to this years Billboard Music Awards last weekend. My features are very different from Rihanna's so in the photo below I edited my eye color to match to hers, perhaps this would make the merge effect of two faces smoother.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring/Summer Skincare Routine + Derma E Review

Hello Beauties!!! I received an email a few weeks ago to write a post about my Springtime skin care routine. Well, if you follow me on Snapchat, you already know I am a big skincare geek (if you don't, add me: delia_bc). I always try out new products, give my extended review throughout the weeks and share my favorites all the time. Today I decided to write about my Spring/Summer skin care routine and also review few of the items that I am currently using. It is going to be one long post, so buckle up.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Saoirse Ronan Oscars 2016 Inspired Look

Hello Beauties! In today's post I decided to share one of the looks that I fell in love with after recreating it. It is a look of Saoirse Ronan from the Red Carpet of this year's Academy Awards. It is a beautiful olive green smokey eye paired with nude lips. The skin looks fresh and dewyy, and attention of the look is mainly on the eyes. Here is how it looks.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

AVON True Color Perfectly Matte Lipsticks

Hi dears! Sorry, I've been little away the past month, I'm now back! This blog is my "home base", this is where I started my beauty journey, so it's really dear to me and every single one of you who read it are very valuable and I appreciate you so much. It's good to be back and now, let's get to the business!
Today I'm going to present lip swatches of Avon true color perfectly matte lipsticks line, which consists of 12 shades. The shades are beautiful, some of them are super matte, whereas some seem to have little shine, but quite unnoticeable. However, unlike other matte lipsticks I own, these glide so smoothly and do not dry out my lips.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Arabic Style Double Cut Crease Look + Motives Gem Sparkles Review

Hello Beauties, hope you are doing well! Today I want to share with you a beautiful look which has so many names! Some call it negative space cut crease, some call it double cut crease, some say it's Arabic cut crease, so I went ahead and combined the two: Arabic Style Double Cut Crease Look. I've seen how this particular look has been trending on social media outlets, mainly Instagram, and I actually saw this look first at Tamanna Roashan's Instagram page (@DressYourFace). I always wanted to recreate it, but once I did, I remembered, 3 years ago I already posted this makeup style with steps on my blog, under the name Inverse Cut Crease. I am NOT saying I invented this look, but it felt kind of cool that I was ahead of trends, first with my eyebrow filling tutorials, then ombre lip ideas and now this cut crease! Can I say I'm a trendsetter? No? Ok...
Well, here is how the double cut crease look turned out:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Luxie Brushes - Review and Product Photography

Hi beauties! I'm back with a new blog post. Today's post is going to be a review on Luxie Beauty brushes. I haven't done reviews in a while, so I thought since I have some "killa" photos, why not share and let you guys know my opinion on these.

Monday, February 22, 2016

New Jouer Liquid Lipstick Swatches + Review

*(Scroll all the way down to see ALL Jouer Liquid Lipsticks and new Anniversary Collection swatches)

Hi dolls! Some of you might know that I've had this amazing opportunity of attending Generation Beauty event in LA few weeks ago. During the event I was introduced to the team of many amazing brands and given many products to try out and share my views through my social platforms. 
Well, one particular product I was very excited to try out were Jouer Cosmetics new liquid lipsticks, that are going to be released in early March. I got my hands only on the first 6 shades, that are available for pre-sale, but on the launch date the company promised to have a lot more shades available for purchase. However, I still wanted to put out a review, so whoever is looking into buying them, will have some idea about the formula, wearability, longevity and etc. DISCLAIMER: I was not sponsored, nor asked by Jouer to post this post or a video. Review reflects my honest opinion. 
Let's get started!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial + Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Hello, beauties! Happy Valentine's Day!
Today I wanted to share my video tutorial of this beautiful soft glam Valentine's day look, which is perfect for the daytime date or date night. I wanted to do something different than traditional Valentine's day pink makeup looks, which is similar to one in my previous post, but still wanted to add a touch of pink. Because, what can be a better reason to wear pink other than Valentine's day? I know, Wednesdays... Realistically though, not everyone wears pink on Wednesdays, but most of the girls still go with pink touch on V-day! So, without a further due, let's get started!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Soft Pink Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

Hello, lovelies! Happy February! We all know the beginning of February is filled with heartwarming excitement about the Valentine's Day. I decided to go ahead and start sharing some Valentine's Day makeup ideas with you all, so that you'd have few options before the special day! I wanted to start with traditional pink shades. I don't know why, but Valentine's day is associated with pink makeup look in the beauty community, so I thought I'll do one, since I don't have any exclusively pink looks on my blog anyway. Let's get it started. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Dramatic Cut Crease with Smokey Liner

Hello Gorgeous! I am happy to come back to post another makeup idea for you today. In the past few years of becoming a mom of two and missing out on keeping up with my blog made me forget about why I started this blog in the first place. PASSION! As I type this blog post, I can feel the same excitement in my heart as I felt few years back, writing my first posts. Thank you for sticking around and still coming to my blog to read what I wrote.
Today's look that I want to share with you is very unique. It is something I was very proud of to create. It is a combination of my favorite looks, smokey liner and cut crease. I love cut crease, since it makes my hooded lids look pretty and smokey liner is my favorite look for any occasion! However, the combo of the two is nothing less than mesmerizing. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Types of Cut Crease Looks

How do you like your cut crease look? Natural or dramatic? Neutral or colorful? Sharp or soft?
Today I want to share with you different types of cut crease looks to help you determine your favorite style. Let's get it started!
  • I want to start off with my personal favorite: Neutral and Soft cut crease look:

Purple Creativity

Today I want to share few looks from my "creatify" part. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Quick and Easy Smokey Liner Look

Hello, lovelies! Today I want to share with you something easy and quick to create, yet glamorous enough for any occasion! This look is so versatile, leave the lid matte/beige or blank and skip the falsies, and you've got perfect work/school eye makeup. Add shimmer or even glitter to the lid and it's gorgeous evening look. Well, it's also one of the most popular bridal looks as well! And you'll be amazed on how easy it is to recreate! Let's get it started.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Literally Winged Liner

Hello, gorgeous! This post is from the area of my "Creatify" part. Creative, something fun, but sadly without any tutorial. Still, I hope you enjoy this humble work of art and let me know your thoughts about this. It was inspired by Klaire de Lys, who happens to be one of my most favorite beauty bloggers since she first started. I saw this years ago and the idea of creating a literal wing on the eyes hasn't left me ever since. One day I finally put my procrastinator self into work and this came out as a result.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Party Makeup Tutorial

Hello, pretties! I hope New 2016 started off well for you all! What are your resolutions for this year? What do you plan on doing to achieve them?
Today's post is going to be about fun glitter look that I created for holidays. Although I thought I posted about this look, I never did actually. So I thought it's better late than never and decided to share the tutorial and few close up photos. I am sharing it because: 1) it's soooo easy to recreate, 2) it is a very versatile look that can be worn to parties, special occasions, concerts or weddings, 3) it was one of my favorite looks to create! Let's get it started!