The Queen of Hearts

 

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Queen of Hearts- Inspiration

The final day of April, Final Beauty look of the month! I’m pretty sure at least part of this look was influenced by the cold medicine I took earlier and all the white paint I used painting my dresser. Truly though it is a fun look. Next to Alice , the Queen of Hearts is a major character in Alice in Wonderland and due a look re-creation! Here is an “everyday look” for the Queen of Hearts.

Starting with a light base I used L’Oréal’s Infallible foundation and Sephora gel concealer. For a bit more lightness I highlighted with Wet n Wild cream Highlighter. Setting it all with Make up Forever HD powder. Its not the very white face of the queen but this is more an ‘Everyday” look.

The shadows used were all from the Walmart generic palette. Three shades of blue. Starting with the lightest shade Chic, I brushed it on from lid to just above the crease. Next I applied the shade Amour from crease to just above the brow bone. The third shade is Sunny. The queen loves her blue shadow so this was applied just above the crease all the way to the brow and blended in the outer corner of the eye.

To separate the blue I went the liquid liner Illamasqua from the inner corner to the outer corner with a slight wing into the blue shadow. For the lower line I used L’Oréal extra intense gel liner along the water line. Then taking a bit of Amour and Sunny on a tapered brush I applied the shadows below the liner on the lash line. To give the brows the high definition I shaped and filled them in with Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow extending the line so far down almost level with the outer corner of my eyes. Finishing off with some Maybelline Pumped up mascara.

Using the Benefit hoola-lite I lightly contoured my cheekbones. The queen doesn’t have high def contouring so this worked perfectly. Then along the cheekbone very lightly I applied Benefits dandelion just to give the flushed look.

Because she is the Queen of hearts the lips reflect that. Using Rimmels red dynamite lip pencil I drew a heart from my cupids bow to just below the lips and filled it in. Adding more dimension I applied MAC crème sheen in brave red to fill in the heart. And that is all! Now bow to the queen! LOL!  With that April Beauty month is over. But behold it is now May and there are many more surprise’s in store! Remember to be creative and have fun! I love you!

SHIMMER SHIMMER!!

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Gemma Louise Miles-Inspiration

The final vlogger recreation should have been posted yesterday. Family time interrupted that. I do have to say my day ended with seeing the new Amy Schumer movie “I Feel Pretty”. That is the perfect movie for the GYPSYAlice beauty month. Its all about realizing your own beauty, not what society thinks it should be. That is why I love todays vlogger. Gemma Louise Miles is a vlogger that keeps everything real. She’s honest about insecurities and building up self confidence. Whether you like to keep your look all natural or you like the dramatic look, its all about what you like! So lets get started. This is a very quick and easy look that shimmers to perfection!

I started with my current prep products since my skin has been dry. First the NIP+FAB plumping serum and DR.brandt NO MORE BAGGAGE for around my eyes. Next I used L’Oréal cell renewal. Once all that is absorbed I primed with MAC strobe cream and for eye priming Urban Decay primer potion. For foundation and concealer I used the Nars foundation and Tarte shape tape. Before getting started with Gemma’s tutorial I also completed my brows first using the Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow. Gemma has some high arches so for this look I tried to arch them as much as I could but still keep it natural. Yeah, they look more like hills. LOL!

I wanted to keep the contouring light but noticeable for this look so I used the Tarte Amazonian clay blush from the hollows of my cheeks up the temples along the hairline. I also used it for a little bronzing along my forehead and jawline. Since I had been up for a long time and still had a few hours to go I needed to brighten up under my eyes. So using the Maybelline brightening cream generously under my eyes. To highlight I combined the Cover FX enhancer and the Makeup Revolution liquid highlighter. The Cover FX has a bronzy tint and the Makeup Revolution has a more pearlier color. I applied them both only on my upper cheekbone and blotted it in with my beauty blender. I also applied both along the top of my nose and on my cupids bow blending it in really well to give a soft glow.

To keep the shimmer going I applied the Lorac propalette shade champagne on the inner corner of my eyes to cover the fact I was exhausted and lighten up my eyes. I also applied it over my lids up to the brow bone. The next shade is a color that is probably my favorite shade ever! Its L’Oréal infallible in amber rush. It is an amber-pinky metallic and it is a powder but it goes on so creamy and beautiful. I applied it over my lids and blended it to the outer corner. I love this color!

One step I didn’t see in the video was under eye color. So I applied the Lorac propalette sable on the lower lash line and buffed a little in the outer corner to give depth. I hoped to use false lashes for this look. I went to Sephora and found a pair of HudaBeauty lashes. They are great quality and very sturdy but the set I bought are a bit too full for my eyes. I’m not giving up but for this look I stayed with mascara. I did apply several coats to give a fuller look. The last step was my lips. Gemma does a neutral look so I applied my trusty Rimmel 1000 kisses liner in wild clover. I wanted to use this as my primary color so I filled my lips in completely. Then to give a little shimmer I used Trust Fund Beauty highlighter that Glo tho. I applied it with my finger and tapped it in the center. And with that my shimmer shimmer is done! So light and shimmery I looked awake! Another reason I love watching her videos, aside from her talent and personality, Gemma uses reasonably priced products and when she does a clothing haul more often than not they are reasonably priced outfits as well. She is very relatable.

Final Look:

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I hope you enjoyed this week of influential vlogger recreations. Beauty month is almost over but before we go, next week is a fun week. We go to the circus, go back in time, a 24 karat look and 2 looks that explain the GYPSYAlice name! OH ITS GONNA BE A COLORFUL WEEK!!!! Until then be creative and have fun!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!

Every Day Needs Glam

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Jamie Genevieve-Inspiration

I could not wait to try a Jamie Genevieve look! She is an amazing make up artist and her vlogs are addictive to watch! New to recreating her looks I chose one of her easier ones to start with and thankfully it didn’t require false lashes. At the time of this post I haven’t made it to get new eyelashes after the KISS lash fiasco in the last two posts. So what are we waiting for…LETS GO!!!…

 

My skin is still pretty dry today so after cleansing my skin I applied NIP+FAB plumping serum all over then Dr. brandt no more baggage around my eyes. Once those were absorbed I applied L’Oréal cell renewal to my complete face. To prime I chose MAC strobe cream. With all that complete and absorbed it was time to create an even canvas. First step was to apply the Urban Decay primer potion to my lids next came the NARS foundation and finally the Tarte shape tape in the usual spots.

Contour/highlight and blush were three easy steps. First Contour using Benefits Hoola bronzer. This shade has really worked best for contouring this week. I slacked on the self tanning sessions. SHAME ON ME! I did blend it in really well from my cheek hollows up to the cheek bones. Next on the top of my cheeks I brushed on the Makeup Revolution strobe highlighter. I also applied it along my forehead, above my brows and along the top of my nose. Using the Benefit gold rush blush I blended it in with the contour and highlighter along the apples of my cheeks and blending upwards towards my temples.

On my eyes I started with Tarte Amazonian clay blush in feisty to apply in the crease and brush outward. For my lids I used the Lorac propalette champagne and blended upwards to the Tarte blush shade. The clay blush is a matte tone giving depth to the shimmery champagne and allowing it to pop!

To add more depth I turned to the generic Walmart palette for the floral rain. I lightly dabbed a bit of floral rain on the outer corner of my lid. It is very pigmented so a light touch was needed. With that buffed in I went back to the Lorac propalette for the shade garnet. Again this color is very pigmented but so beautiful. I applied the garnet beginning on the outer corner to blend with the floral rain and brushed it along the crease and only slightly touching the lids.

To add more glitz to my eyes I used my finger and tapped on some Makeup Revolution strobe highlighter on the middle to the inner corner of my lid and a little tap on the corner to give that glowy punch! The final step for shadow was using the Lorac propalette shade sable from the outer corner buffed into the floral rain and garnet. Then used along the water line rather heavy to give a deep smoky look.

No falsies today! Only mascara. To make sure you get that full look without fake lashes be sure to curl your lashes first. Then I applied a few coats of the Maybelline pumped up mascara to the upper lashes and lightly brushed my lower lashes, making sure there are no clumps. Since today is an everyday look I didn’t want very bold brows. Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow and an angled brush I followed the natural lines on my brows and lightly filled them in. Easy-Peasy!

For my lips I lightly lined with my absolute favorite liner , Rimmel 1000 kisses in wild clover. Then I applied the NYX lingerie matte liquid lipstick completely over my lips and with my fingers I blended it in to the liner. And with that the look is complete!

Jamie Genevieve is very inspiring. Her spirit and her talent are what influenced me to start my blogs. If I’m feeling at a loss of motivation I watch a video or 2 of Jamie and they often include her fiancée Jack and their beautiful pup Drogba. Their enthusiasm is infectious and motivational. I hope you enjoyed this look as much as I enjoyed recreating it. Please check out her YouTube channel, you will not be disappointed! Until tomorrow wonderful people remember to have fun and be creative!

Inspiration Video:

 

Natural and Sultry

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Huda Kattan-Inspiration

I love todays look because although Huda Kattan says its a natural look, to me its a sultry look. At the end of this blog I have also included Huda’s eyebrow tutorial. It was very helpful and very simple. Today I worked on two of my difficult areas, my brows and liquid liner. Both areas made a great improvement in trying to recreate her signature look. Lets get started!

I completed my brows first following the techniques in Huda’s tutorial. Since I don’t have her eyeshadow palette I got creative. Blending the Lorac shade taupe and Tarte Amazonian clay blush in feisty on my lids and into the lower brow bone gives a start to the smoky look. Using the Walmart generic palette shade electric and dls highlighter in prosecco I dabbed a bit of each on the center of my lid to add some light. Looking back now I think I would use a shimmery gold, not glitter but shimmer, shadow instead of the electric and prosecco. In the video Huda uses a liquid black liner. Not feeling comfortable yet with liquid yet I chose to use L’Oréal’s extra-intense liquid pencil. This gave me more control to practice applying the thicker lines. Although liquid liner gives the neater wings so that I will work on.

I didn’t get a chance to go to the store for a new set of lashes so I reused yesterdays lashes from KISS. Not happy with them. Today it was so difficult to get them to stay on. It required too much glue. So tomorrow will require a quick trip to the store for a pair of Eylure lashes. Once I got the lashes to stay it was time for foundation and concealer. For that I just used the Nars foundation and Tarte shape tape. I moisturized before I began applying any make up today but I think I’m due for a rejuvenating facial because my skin is so dry today.

Once I managed the foundation and concealer  it was time to contour/highlight/blush. Huda uses Cover FX enhancer in sunset to contour. The shade I have is too light so I used Benefits hoola bronzer to contour just below my cheekbone and up to my temples. I also used hoola to bronze my forehead and cheekbone. To highlight I used 3 products. First I used Makeup revolutions gold strobe highlighter along my cheeks and then blended in the dls prosecco highlighter. That’s a lot of shimmer so to tone it down a bit I lightly blended in Benefits hoola-lite. Since my skin is very dry today I didn’t want too much shimmer to reveal the texture of my skin. For blush I used Benefits dandelion blusher on the apples of my cheeks and blended upwards.

The last step is my lips. That is a 3 step process. First I lined my lips with Rimmel’s 1000 kisses liner in wild clover (if you hadn’t noticed its my favorite). I fully lined my lips and filled them in with liner then went in with NYX lingerie matte gloss in satin ribbon. The last step was using Victoria Secrets glossy lip tint in boudoir applied only to the center of my lips.

I love this look. I think the liner and my brows turned out so much better. It took a lot of patience. I’m so use to rushing through and not liking the results to taking my time and liking the improvements. Next time I might use actual liquid liner! Well next time is tomorrow. Tomorrows vlogger is my all time favorite. Her attitude and talent are what inspired me to start blogging. Until tomorrow I will enjoy todays look. My hope is to inspire those that have hesitations in pushing through their creative fears. Always be you but always try to be bolder!

Final look:

Brow Tutorial:

Inspiration video:

Spring into Color!

 

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Christen Dominique-Inspiration

Today is such a gloomy day outside I thought today I would bring a little sunshine to my tired eyes. Another of my favorite YouTube Vloggers is Christen Dominique. I recently found a tutorial she did for a spring glowy look. Unfortunately the shades she used are from the Natasha Denona tropic palette and costs $129. I instead used the Walmart generic palette. If I were to do this look again I would choose a better quality shadow. The bright colors in the Walmart palette aren’t very pigmented and don’t last. I had to reapply the purple a few times. Definitely a beautiful look over all though.

 

For my foundation and brows I used the same products I’ve been using and applied those first, Nars foundation/Tarte shape tape/Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow. The first shade I used from the Walmart palette is topaz. I brushed this on over my lids and just under the brow bone. Next I combined the shades leisurely and electric for the crease line and buffed it slightly into the topaz.

To add the peachy and pink shades I used Benefits galifornia blush and the NYX ombre blush. This was applied to the outer corner of my eyes and blending into the topaz on the corner of my lids. On the inner corner of my lid I used the Walmart palette shade flush blending towards the center of my lids.

For liner on my eye lid I again used the Walmart palette. Using a damp brush I used shade bouquet. Starting from the center of my lid and dragging it out to a very slight wing. Next I used shade rain below bouquet on my eye lid but not winging it out. To brighten the inner corner of my eyes a little more I dabbed on celestial.

Using bouquet below the lower lash line and rain on the lash line I also added the shade galaxy on the lash line to give a little more definition. While the glue became tacky on the false lashes I applied Maybelline pumped up mascara on my upper and lower lashes. For the false lashes I tried the brand Kiss. I wasn’t very happy with them. They didn’t hold their shape well and were difficult to keep on my eye. Once I got the lashes to stay put I used the Walmart shade chic on the water line. Again this color wasn’t as vibrant once applied. So next time I will invest in a nice aqua liner rather than a shadow.

Even though I used the Tarte shape tape when I applied my foundation I used the Maybelline Brightening cream concealer under my eyes and in the center of my forehead. With that blended in I liberally applied Make up Revolution baking powder on my lower jawline, under my eyes and on my cheek bone. This left a line along the hollows of my cheeks to apply the City Color contour powder. After buffing in the contour I brushed off the excess baking powder. For a bronzed glow I used Benefits hoola bronzer along my cheeks, temple and forehead with a little dash along my jawline.

I love the way Christen highlights this look. To replicate that I used Make up Revolutions strobe highlighter along my cheekbone, along the top of my nose and I brushed a bit along my brow bone to shimmer up the eyes. She also gives her lips a glossy pale peach pout. Using Rimmels 1000 kisses liner in wild clover, I lined my lips and filled them in. Wild clover is really a beautifully addictive shade. For the gloss I applied LAQA peachers daughter cream highlighter to my lips and blended the two.

 

As I’ve said before, I’m not an expert make up artist. Every look I have attempted to re-create I have never tried before. Each day and each look is an educational process like defining brows, highlighting, liquid liner…..oh the liquid liner. Today I learned fun with colors and black liner is not the only liner to use. I hope you enjoyed todays look and I hope you check out more looks created by Christen Dominique, she is so talented. I will see you tomorrow and in the mean time get creative and have a lot of fun!

Final look:

 

 

 

 

COACHELLA READY!

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Jaime Genevieve-Inspiration

As I was watching my favorite make-up artist on YouTube I found her how-to for her Coachella look. I love the Boho look and wanted to try to recreate it. In the video Jaime first creates the eye and face make up look first and she is right, its perfect for every day. Then she adds the white tribal markings and with just a few lines and dots she creates a beautiful and quick festival look. Lets see how I do….

I finally remembered to use my Urban Decay primer potion on my eyes first. They say the memory is the first to go as you age. For a base coat I used Cream from the Lorac propallete. Then blended in taupe from the same pallete into the crease. To complete the eye look I used the generic Walmart pallete and NYX ombre blush. Yup blush! The color is amazing! From the Walmart pallete I used ice queen. Its a beautiful orange. This was added to the crease and blended into the taupe with a little on the lids. Next I used the pink from the NYX ombre blush dabbed on the outer corner of my eye. This color combination is gorgeous! I dabbed on some taupe in the center of my lid over the cream because the cream looked a little too bright for the end result.

After moisturizing with the L’oreal cell renewal serum I applied the Nars foundation and a combination of Tarte shape tape and Maybelline brightening concealer. For my lashes I re-used the Eylure lashes and then applied Maybelline pumped up mascara on the top lashes. Before applying the mascara to my lower lashes I used Ice Queen along the water line to create a smokey look then dabbed a bit of pink blush on the outer corner. With that the eyes have it!

To contour today I used Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Feisty! This gave a less brown and more reddish/orange contour. Blending along the cheek bone and up through the temples I buffed it along my hairline on my forehead. This gave be a beautiful bronzed look. Then as Jaime used to deepen the contour with The Balms Bahama Mama I applied the same product at the start of my cheek bone and half way down the Tarte blush then buffed the two shades together. For highlight I first applied the BECCA highlighter in opal just above the Tarte blush. This didn’t give me the lightness I was wanting so I turned to the Make-up Revolution Strobe highlighter in gold addict. This was the shade to use! I also dusted a bit along my nose and cupids bow of my lips. I love this highlighter.

To complete the base look (before tribal marks) Jaime goes for a nude lip. So for this I used the Rimmel 1000 kisses in wild clover to line my lips. To fill in my lips I used a NYX Lingerie matte gloss in satin ribbon that was in a previous Ipsy package. The lip gloss is so creamy. I finished the day to day look with NYX dewy finishing spray. NYX has amazing products and the added benefit…low cost.

But that’s not all! Today we are going for that Boho/Festival/Coachella look. Jaime used the NYX white liquid liner for the tribal marks. I went to ULTA today and they were out of the liquid liner so I went for the NYX jumbo eye pencil in the shade Milk.

The jumbo eye pencil worked great but I will still be on the search for the liquid liner. I’m finding more use through all these looks for white liner! So with a few dots above the brows, a line on my lower lip, a couple lines across the bridge of my nose and up the forehead…we are done! TIME TO PARTY!!! OK, My living room isn’t Coachella but that just means more libations for me! I really hope you enjoyed not only todays look but also all the looks so far this month. There are still more to come along with a few surprises! Rest up over the weekend and be ready for Monday. Definitely check out Jaime Genevive’s YouTube videos. She is amazing!

THE FINAL LOOK:

Jamie’s video on YouTube that inspired me:

Naturally Peachy Glow

Its been a long winter , time to freshen up with some “natural” glow. Todays look was aided slightly with a little sun kiss using Fake Bake sunless tanning spray.  With all the dark winter day and nights without a little help I start to look so white that I’m clear! Seriously though Fake Bake is a wonderful product. I apply it in the morning and go about my business, it dries quickly. Before I go to bed I shower to wash off the excess tanner. The first use leaves a subtle color. For winter time that’s what I prefer. With the sun staying out later and the snow melting it is time to add a couple more coats of tanner. Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will achieve a nice summer tan to maintain.

2ef8de097d76055b6f75e32d781ea301.jpg                            After a couple hours of letting the tan set it was time to begin the “natural” glow look. I wanted a little shimmer so I began with the MAC Strobe Cream under my NARS foundation. The Maybelline Illuminateur was only used under my eyes to cover the dark tired circles. For added glow a dab of Make-up Revolution starlight liquid highlighter was blended on the cheekbones.

Keeping it simple I used Lorac propallete shade cream and champagne on my lids only. On the crease I added some taupe slightly blending it into the cream. Today there is no black liner. Not even a little. To give my eyes a very light definition I used the Lorac shadow in sable. I didn’t want anything to deep. Another item missing for todays look are false lashes. I only applied a couple coats of Maybelline pumped up mascara. Since I only placed the cream shadow on my lids the BECCA  opal highlighter added a little more shine to the arch of my brow bone.

For a more natural brow I used the Anastasia dipbrow to fill them in not shaping. This gives a softer , less purposeful look. For contouring I combined the Benefit Hoola and Hoola lite brushed along my cheeks and over the temples just barely touching my forehead. Again I’m going for a less purposeful look with each product. To give a little color the cream highlighter from LAQA & CO in peacher’s daughter was perfect. A little dab will do ya on the apples of the cheeks. I also dabbed a little on my lips .

No red lips today. Keeping it neutral. On top of the cream highlighter on my lips I shaped them and filled them in using the Rimmel 1000 kisses in wild clover. Using it over the highlighter gives a creamy sheen to the liner. With that the “natural” glow is complete and ready for spring.

TIME TO LET MY HAIR DOWN! I’ll see you tomorrow for a very festive look with a little “coaching” from one of my favorite Youtuber’s video’s!