Video: Save Money on Holiday Gifts by Swapping

This morning I was on Channel 2′s Everyday show chatting about swapping makeup, holiday decorations, kid’s clothes and toys with your friends. It’s a good way to de-clutter and gather some holiday gifts (for free!) at the same time.

Need more info on all things swap? Click here, also check out THIS article I wrote on hosting a swap for beauty products, keep in mind the format works for swapping whatever and not just makeup.

 

Holiday Makeup Video Tutorial: Shades of Shimmery Gold

Golds and shimmering metallics are hot for fall and perfect to compliment the rich jewel tones you’ll be sporting to holiday parties all December long. Check out my tutorial below to get a rich smoldering golden look in minutes.

What I Used:

Shadow Base Shade: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Shade 4 Snow

Eye Shadow Shade: Make Up For Ever Metal Powder in 4 Honey Gold 3

Eye Liner: Make Up For Ever Kohl Pencil in Metal Gold 7k and Black with Metal Highlights 6K

Lower Liner: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Dark Grey from their Rock Forever collection

Mascara: CoverGirl Professional

Shimmer Dust: Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder in 5 Rue La Boétle

Brown Crease Shadow: Stila in Mink from their Moscow Palette

Blush: Smashbox in Regal

Lip Color: Stila Long Wearing in Darling

Lip Liner: M.A.C Cream O’ Spice

Barbie Dolled up Nails Digital Nail Printer

I was just browsing Facebook looking through the ho-hum of my friend’s Thursday nights when I stumbled across this little gem of a post:

My daughter gave me a manicure with her Barbie nail printer that she got for her birthday. She’s doing a spa evening with facials and manicures… followed by pizza and cake and popcorn. This printer will be the hit of the party.

Rrrr, the record just skipped off the turntable. Barbie Nail Printer? This is too good to be true. A quick Google search later and I’m just falling more and more in love with this amazing little gem. Here’s the skinny; you can choose from the machine’s pre-loaded designs and pictures (like the leaves or a Barbie silhouette) or you can UPLOAD photos of your own and use them for a totally customizable manicure that looks like and lasts like a real manicure too.

Reviews are mixed on Amazon.com but one thing’s for sure, it’s $200 so you better be sure that design-based manicures are your thing before you order.

Barbie Dolled up Nails Digital Nail Printer

**UPDATE** Toys R Us has the best pricing $149.00

How to Apply False Eye Lashes

Click HERE to watch a video I finally made after being asked about it all the time – how to apply false eye lashes on  yourself. I have a few great tricks that make the process a whole lot easier. Enjoy!

Clown Makeup Tutorial for Halloween

It’s day three of our kid’s Halloween makeup video series over at Walmart.com and today we’re featuring Thomas, a super wiggly clown who sat shockingly still as we (almost) completed his clown look.

This is the most time consuming of the 3 looks we featured, but it’s still pretty easy to pull off with a little planning and a lot of blending, you can check the video out HERE

How to Apply Fairy Princess Makeup for Halloween

I’m thinking that there will be a lot of Fairy Princesses knocking on doors for candy this Halloween. It’s always a popular choice with little girls, and 6 year old Rachel is no exception.

Click HERE to see a video on how I created this butterfly to make Rachel’s Fairy Princess costume a little extra special.