Gorgeous is one post away~

Gorgeous is one post away~

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mini Haul ^_^

Hey guys! I know it's been FOREEEEEEEEVERRRRRRRR AND A DAY since I updated this blog. I'm sowwy D: I've been super duper busy. But guess who has a haul for you guys? :D

I'm really excited because I've started filming and taking pictures on my Grandma's Canon Powershot camera. Which means better pictures! ^___^

Lemme know if you guy want a video haul too? (:

Soooo I got this really pretty color called "Pink Freeze" from the Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine lipstick range. I really like it! The last swatch is it next to Maybelline's Pink Please lipstick. Pink Freeze is on the right. (I love how those two names totally match x3) It was only $5 at WalMart, I would definitely repurchase! (:

I picked up these two gorgeous nail polishes. The first one is from Revlon, and it's called "Silver Dollar". I've been wanting to try out the metallic nail trend, as well as Revlon polishes, so this worked out nicely! I LOOOVE it, and it was only $3! (:
The second nail polish was only $2, and it's called "Cheatin" from Pure Ice. It's really pretty blue and purple glitters suspended in a clear base. Unfortunately, you can't get opacity with this color, but it's gorgeous over a wide variety of shades!

Since I got two Paris Amour body lotions for Christmas, I exchanged one of them for this one. It smells sooo good!

I got the Plum Ornament from MAC's Dazzlespheres Collection. I AM IN LOVE! The colors are so beautiful it's ridiculous. I use the neutral stack in my Holly Ann-AeRee inspired tutorial on my channel, so go check that out! ^____^

Here's just a pic of the Pink Freeze lipstick and the two nail polishes :3

Hope you guys enjoyed this haul, and I hope you had a wonderful holidays! Happy New Year, let's make 2012 fantastic together <3

Sunday, September 4, 2011

GIVEAWAY TIME! Woop Woop (: Urban Decay, Sonia Kashuk, Smashbox, Hard Candy, & more!

Hey guys! It's Kayla, and as you all know, this is my giveaway! YAY! :D

So I'm sure you don't wanna hear me blabber too much, so here are the rules.

-Must be a subscriber.
-Must favorite the video.
-Must tell me IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THE VIDEO (NOT HERE) which item out of everything shown you would want most. Not which "prize pack", but which item. Don't write enter me or you're out. Pointblankperiod.
-Enter only twice. If I catch your name any more times than that, you're disqualified.
-This contest starts tomorrow, 9/5 and ends 10/2. 
-This is international! (:
-I will message the winners on YouTube. If you do not respond within one week, I will pick another winner. Simple as that.
-All ages are welcome to enter, but if you have a reaction to any of the products, you get in trouble with your parents, or your prize gets lost in the mail, I CANNOT be held responsible. You WILL NOT receive compensation or another prize.

Now for some "extra credit," because who doesn't love an even bigger chance to win? :D
-Following me on twitter (Lifee_IsABeach) gets you 2 entries, as long as you tell me in the comments your twitter username.
-Following this blog and commenting below saying you did gets you 3 entries, as long as you tell me on the video what your username is.
-A video response (it can be anything) gets you 2 entries. No comment required. You can't comment and leave a video response.

Some notes: 
-Make sure when you comment for extra credit, you make the normal comment as well as saying your username. It's all one comment. For example: I would like to win the Big Fatty Mascara most. My twitter username is Lifee_IsABeach, and my blog is beautyxxbykayla.
-If you follow me on Twitter, that gives you 2 entries, as well as the 2 entries that you can get by commenting. So if you only comment once and state your twitter username, then you get 3 entries. Same with the blog following.
-If you comment twice and include your twitter username/blog in both comments, those extra points will only count ONCE. So if you were to comment twice with your blog username in the comments, you would only get 5 entries.

Now for the AMAZING prizes. I really hope you guys enjoy this stuff, all of it is things that I love and I think you would too. (:

Third Place Prize:
-Oxy Clinical Clearing Treatment
-Too Faced Eyeshadow in 
Amber Asteroid
-Vanilla Sugar Shower Gel and 

Second Place Prize:
-Sonia Kashuk Makeup Bag
-Victoria's Secret PINK Shine On Lipgloss
-VIVITE Defining Lip Plumper
-Lemon Lip Balm
-Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer
-Hard Candy Eyeshadow Primer
-Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
-tarte multiplEYE Mascara
-Bare Minerals Mini Kabuki Brush

First Place Prize:
-Estee Lauder Makeup Bag
-Hard Candy Fox in a Box in Hot Flash
-Beauty Rush Lipgloss in Cherry Bomb
-Smashbox High Shine Lipgloss
-ELF Tinted Moisturizer
-Smashbox Lipgloss in Candid
-L'OREAL Glam Bronze in Honey Bronze
-ELF All Over Cover Stick in Golden Peach
-Sephora Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit
-Hard Candy Eyeshadow Duo in Love Bug
-Clinique High Impact Mascara
-Clinique Suberbalm Moisturizing Gloss in 
-Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss in I Know 
You Want Me
-Avon ColorTrend Cream to Powder 
-Yellow Glitter
-Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in 
Rose Gold
-Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in 
-Smashbox Lipgloss in Radiant
-Vitabath Gelee Sample
-Purple Sephora by OPI Nail Polish
-Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Crystal

Thank you guys soooo much for entering, and good luck!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Show on MNET: 2NE1 TV!

Remember the old 2NE1 TV episodes that everyone loved? Well, now 2NE1tv LIVE:WORLDWIDE is coming to MNET! It's all about the hottest stars of k-pop, and of course, 2NE1! Are you excited? I'm super pumped! ^___^

Check out FanManager for more!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

J-pop and K-pop series!

So, something very exciting is happening to my YouTube channel; I'm starting 2 new video series! The first is my j-pop series, with beauty tutorials focused on idols in j-pop. My k-pop series is basically the same, but with k-pop stars. So far, I have made a Kana Nishino inspired tutorial:

And a Kim Hyuna inspired look.

Please let me know what you all think! Upcoming tutorials:
-Luna of f(x)
-Amber of f(x)
-Minji of 2NE1
-CL of 2NE1
-Someone from SISTAR
-Someone from Secret
-Jessica from SNSD
-Hyoyeon from SNSD
-Someone from Co-Ed School

-Thelma Aoyama
-Ayumi Hamasaki
-Namie Amuro
-Someone from SCANDAL
-Utada Hikaru
-Both girls from AAA
-Koda Kumi
-Tomiko Van

It's gonna be a lot of work, but it'll be fun (: See you guys later!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Beauty- What Should I Do?

Summer makeup. What's the first thing we think about when given this phrase? Melting foundation, smudged eyeliner, and raccoon eyes from mascara. But it doesn't HAVE to be that way. Given a few tips and tricks, you can transform yourself into a summer makeup goddess! Well, minus the crown of course...

  • Tinted moisturizer: It's a must-have. Covers up flaws, evens out skin tone, and withstands the heat.What else could you ask for? My recommendation(s): Laura Mercier Oil-Free, Bobbi Brown
  • BB Cream: THIS is what you could ask for. Not only does it do everything that tinted moisturizers do, but it also helps skin in the long run, with skincare ingredients added into it. The downside? They usual only come in 1 to 3 colors. My recommendation(s): Skin 79, Missha Watery
  • Waterproof mascara: Nuff said. My recommendation(s): Urban Decay Cannonball, Blinc Kiss Me
  • Eyeliner: A good, smudgeproof eyeliner should get you through the day. My recommendation(s): Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds
  • Bronzer: Not only does it give you the protection of powder, but it also gives a healthy glow and shapes the face. My recommendation(s): Bare Minerals Warmth, Rimmel Sunshimmer
  • Lipstain: A lipstain stays on your lips all day and won't fall victim to the heat. My recommendation(s): Hourglass Sheer Aura
Now, not only do you need the right products, but you need the right technique as well. Here's a few tricks:

  • Use blotting paper throughout the day, and keep powder on you, or a mattifying gel.
  • If your eyeliner smudges, take a Q-tip, dip it into makeup remover or moisturizer, and swipe beneath your eyes for an instant fix. You can buy portable Q-tip holders at the drugstore, and sample sized removers/moisturizers at a makeup counter.
  • Less is more in summer. Try cutting down on the products you use, day-by-day, and you'll start to see how much you REALLY need.
  • Use an exfoliating body wash, facial scrub, and lip scrub every other day. It'll give you better tan results, a more glowing appearance, and softer lips (for your summer hook-up!).
  • Sunscreen is NOT optional. I don't care how dark you are, or how little you burn, sunscreen needs to always be used. It's been made easier for you by makeup now, since many moisturizers, foundations, tinted moisturizers, and even eyeshadows and lip balms provide protection.
Keep these tips in mind, and you'll be ready to brave the summer heat. Take care and be safe, ladies!
-Kayla <3