MY MOM'S VISIT!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I have the most amazing mother! We caught up on gossip, shopping, and all the girly things ever!!!  We had so much fun together this past week. It is so hard to say goodbye after such a good time with your bff! 



Isn't she a cutie?!

This is us infront of our house. You have to at least get one of these shots in front of the house haha...why is that?

OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR

Friday, October 19, 2012



My version of this beautiful look



I always tend to recreate Dolce and Gabbana Ads that feature Scarlett Johansson. They are overflowing with old hollywood glamour, and are instantly my favorite looks!

I know we always think of old hollywood glamour looks as cat eyes and red lips...but there are so many more looks than that. Just think of the beautiful Brigitte Bardot! Bedroom eyes, soft skin, and supple lips were also a staple of old hollywood looks. Check out my tutorial on how to achieve this look:





LORAC Eye Candy Full Face Collection

Thursday, October 18, 2012

REVIEW and SWATCHES


msrp: $59.00






Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate Cream Liners


L-R: Blue, Purple, Brown, Black


OOH La La Vanilla Nude Shadow Palette


Tantalizing Cocoa Bronze Shadow Palette


Caramel Love Affair Golden Shadow Palette


Blackberry Truffle Seduction Smokey Shadow Palette


Indulge in Berry Kisses Cheek and Lip Tint Palette



I absolutely love this kit! I love the packaging and the aaaamazing quality of all the palettes. All photos were taken w/o flash. You can pick this kit up at your local Sephora.

This would make an incredible holiday gift!  I also love the whole candy theme, it really reminds me of the holidays.

If I had to rate this kit I would give it a 9/10 for packaging, color payoff, and long wear. Check out my youtube channel for a video  review:





GIVEAWAY TIME!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012



Rules to WIN:
  1.  Must be a subscriber to my Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/mallory1712?feature=mhee
  2.  Comment below what your skin tone is so I can match your concealer! Forgot to mention also comment your youtube username so I will know you are subscribed to me.
  3. Closes on HALLOWEEN! Oct. 31

So that's it! I hope you guys enjoy this giveaway. Next month I will have an OPI Skyfall giveaway....man the colors are GORGeous!  Also be on the look out for new hair tutorials with my new hair!!!


Pain All Too Real

Saturday, October 13, 2012




It has been almost two years since I lost my dad. The pain comes in waves and crashes down on me hard. I try to bury my head in makeup, hair products, and MAC releases. Those things seem to be the only thing that keep my head above water...besides my wonderful family.

The song "My Immortal" by Evanescence came on this morning while I was doing dishes, and I heard those words clearly for the first time. It is a beautiful song that you just can't ignore when you have lost someone. Here are the lyrics:

I'm so tired of being here, suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave, I wish that you would just leave
Your presence still lingers here and it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/e/evanescence-lyrics/my-immortal-lyrics.html ]

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me, I've been alone all along

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me, me, me 


So next time you are filling your life with what seems to heal you, listen to this song and feel your feelings. I have learned its OK to fall apart every now and then...that helps heal the gaping wounds. 

I know my dad is no longer here physically, but I feel his presence stronger than ever. His words of wisdom are what really keep me on the road to be myself and choke out the anger life so easily hands me. The day he walks toward me when I join my heavenly family, I will give him the biggest hug anyone can imagine. 
I LOVE YOU DAD!

MAC Archie's Girls Collection Spring 2013

Friday, October 12, 2012

  If you guys haven't heard already, MAC will be releasing a spring collection filled with nostalgia!  I don't know about you but I was obsessed with reading Archies comics. I would pick them up in the Kroger grocery line while my mom was checking out. I literally though I was Betty...a girl can dream:) Here are some sneak peek photos of the packaging. Are you drooling yet?



This a picture of one of the eyeshadow palettes open:)

II cannot wait for this collection! I will update this post with the color story as soon as I see it:) WOOT WOOT!

Get Your Healthy Curve On

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Skinny Girls Can Have Curves Too!
Jamie Eason and I are friends in my head:)



   Girls, we can allllll have curves! I am gonna tell you how!
When you think curvy you think Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and basically anyone who is bigger than a size 6.  Well, you don't have to be any of those to have curves of your very own.  I used to be a skinny fat size 0/1. I was unhappy with my body and always being referred to as "girl you are skinnnnaaay!" .  I got sick of it. I wanted womanly curves just like the rest of em! So I decided to make a big change.

 I started doing research on how to gain muscle in my lower body...and I mean ample muscle...not yoga muscle. I wanted real curves not "skinny girl curves".  It has taken me over 2 years to gain 10lbs of muscle in my lower body. I have gone through a lot of trial and error, and now I know how to accomplish healthy, yet ample curves. I am going to share a lot of that goodness with you guys today:)

If you are skinny fat, fat fat, flat in the butt, flat fat in the legs,  or you just want more junk in your trunk (not the jiggly kind)...this plan will help you turn your body around.
It wont happen over night, and it will take dedication. Just some encouragement:  I went from a size 0 to a size 5 just from gain of muscle in my lower body. So lets get on with 
it!!!

First of all if you don't know who Pauline Nordin is...get to know her.  She is the creator of The Butt Bible. I followed her tips and workouts for lower body.  
Now, she is hardcore, she is a body builder and fitness model.  You cannot achieve her body unless you never eat sugar again.  I cannot do that! Plus I am not interested in having an ample upper body,only a tight and toned one. 

My realistic inspiration for an all over toned yet curvy body is the one and only MARISA MILLER! Jaimie Eason is another one of my realistic inspirations.  She is such a beautiful person inside and out, and she has a KILLER BODY!  

So here is my current workout plan (intermediate-advanced):
  • Monday: DEADLIFT DAY
  • 3 sets of 12 Straight Leg Deadlifts (70lbs)
  • 3 sets of 12 Normal Deadlifts (70lbs)
  • 3 sets of 12 Sumo Deadlifts(70lbs)
  • 3 sets of 30 Clams (30lbs) http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/strengthtraining/ss/Glute-Activation-_6.htm
  • 3 sets of 30 Calf raises
  • Tuesday: BICEPS AND BACK
  • 3 sets of 10 Bicep Curls (15lbs) (10 each arm)
  • 3 sets of 10 Hammer Curls (15lbs) (10 each arm)
  • 3 sets of 15 Lawn Mowers (20lbs)  (10 each arm)                                           http://www.livestrong.com/article/336466-lawn-mowers-back-exercise/
  • 15 Minutes of Cardio- One Min. Sprint, One Min Walk (incline 4-5)
  • Wednesday: BODY WEIGHT LOWER BODY
  • 3 sets of 20 Side Lunges (20 each side)
  • 3 sets of 20 Fire Hydrant with Leg Lift  (20 each side)                                         http://www.ehow.com/how_4515459_do-hydrant-leg-lift.html
  • 3 sets of 20 Lunges with a Leg lift (20 each side)
  • 3 sets of 20 Single Leg Hip thrusts (20 each side)
  • 3 sets of 30 Calf Raises 
  • 15 Minutes of Cardio- One Min. Sprint, One Min Walk (incline 4-5)
  • Thursday: SHOULDERS AND TRICEPS
  • 3 sets of 20 Lateral Shoulder Raises (5lbs) 
  • 3 sets of 20 Reverse Chest Flys (10lbs)
  • 3 sets of 15 Slow Tricep Chair Dips
  • 3 sets of 20 Tricep Kick Backs (5lbs)
  • 15 Minutes of Cardio- One Min. Sprint, One Min Walk (incline 4-5)
  • Friday: SQUAT DAY ( weighted squats are key to your best butt)
  • 3 sets of 12 Traditional Squats (60lbs)
  • 3 sets of 12 Goblin Squats (30 lbs)                                                                                      http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/goblet_squats_101
  • 3 sets of 15 Plie Squats (50lbs)
  • 3 sets of 12 Single Leg Squats (30lbs) (12 each side)
  • Saturday and Sunday: REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I use Powerblocks, they are great for small spaces and each Powerblock goes up to 50lbs! You can find them at your local sporting goods store.


For Beginners please start out with no more than 20lbs for all lower body exercises. Your muscles will tell you your limit. If you have any kind of arthritis please consult a Dr. on what kind of exercise is best for you. If you do have arthritis, fitness is the key to your joint health!


Now for nutrition...just make wise choices such as not a lot of sugar, alcohol, and unhealthy fats. Eat 3 meals a day with 1 snack in between. Snacks should be fruit, yogurt, nuts, peanut butter...anything high protein low fat.  You must make sure you are getting enough protein. You should be taking in at least 40 grams of protein a day! Here is video I made a while back on how to slim down in a healthy way:


If you have any questions at all please comment below:)

1960's Makeup Obsession!


HOLY 1960's EYES


The BEAUTIFUL Sharon Tate!
I absolutely love the strong feminine look from the 60's!  I feel like there was such a beautiful focus on the eyes that today's makeup has forgotten about.  The looks were very strong (aka TWIGGY!). I kept getting the itch to create a more wearable version of the iconic 60's look. One you could wear to the grocery store, shopping, work, or just doing dishes! I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial! I used colors only from my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.



Products Used:

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: Foxy, Booty Call, Pistol, Blackout
Urban Decay: Primer Potion in Eden
NARS: Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Rue Bonapart
MAC : Coygirl Blush
MAC: Marilyn Monroe Collection Dazzleglass in Little Rock (dupe: Sugarrimmed)
Maybelline: Dream Lumi Concealer in Radiant
Clinique: Lash Power Mascara in Onyx
Dior: Dior Show Mascara in Azure Blue




What is your favorite makeup era? Please leave me comment:)












Hair Bow...Bow?!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hair Bow Updo for Short Hair


I have seen sooooooooooo many pictures of this hair bow...bow...made of your own hair! I have been drooling over these pictures and realizing I could never do that with my crazy short hair. BOY WAS I WRONG! This tutorial is for all you girls who have short hair, fine hair, thin hair, undercuts, and beyond. Watch the tutorial on my Youtube channel:

Check out my channel for other tutorials!





New Beginnings

NEW BEGINNINGS

I never thought at 20 yrs. old, I would be diagnosed with two auto-immune diseases. In 2008 I was handed a new life, one with rheumatoid arthritis and Behcets disease.  Between flare ups and normal days I am just a normal 24 yr old girl. I love all things makeup, hair, nails, and fashion...an addiction I both blame and thank my mother for.  So, this blog is for all you girls out there that struggle with more than which lipstick to wear. Trust me though, this blog will also be about the hottest lipstick shade and hairstyles. It is just a little bit of real life sprinkled in with the sweet world of beauty! So lets get started!!!