Saturday, May 31, 2014

Light And Fresh Summer Look

I was thinking about making a "no makeup makeup look" this week (let me know if you do want me to make one ;), but then I thought there are a lot of these, and decided to do something similar but to add a little color to the cheeks and the lips, to add a little bit of a "healthier" look!
So I came up with this fresh and clean look for summer!
If you are going to recreate your own version of this, make sure to upload a picture to Instagram and add #makeupandartfreak or mention me: @makeup_and_art_freak ! I would love to see!!! :)

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the video tutorial!

Products I've Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Elope eyeshadow by Sigma
Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay
Rimmel London ScandalEyes eye pencil in Nude
L'oreal Lash Out Butterfly mascara
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl illuminator
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in DollFace
YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in #No 30

Brushes Used:
MAC 252 Large Shader Brush
Sigma E25 Blending Brush
Sigma E20 Short Shader Brush
Sigma E65 Small Angle Brush
Sigma F15 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush Brush

On my nails: China Glaze - Highlight Of My Summer

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

OOTD: Beige Crochet Shorts

I LOVE those shorts! I feel like I can wear them with a tank top to the beach with a pair of flip flops and a bun, and then I can wear them like I did here. In a more classic style. :)
I paired them with a sleeveless black blouse and my favorite Zara heels. (which are not available anymore.. But at the bottom of this post you can find a similar shoe they have now, only with a lower heel..). I kind of felt like leaving my hair down would be too much.. But a sleek high ponytail was too too classic with this outfit. For me at least. So I've put my hair back into a low, loose pony. I really like how it looked altogether!

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Born To Be Collection By Sigma - Photos, Swatches, First Impression And Tutorial

Oh my.. Too many things for one post!
Most of the things I wanted to say about this collection are in the video at the bottom of this post :)
Basically, I loved it! Especially the palette. It's nicely made, great packaging, mirror, the colors range is great (neutrals, colors, different textures and finishes..) It has everything a good eyeshadow palette should have :)
The palette retails for 39$ on, The blush is 1$ and the lip gloss is 10$.
The whole collection (that also contains 3 eyeliners, 2 more lip glosses and a lip concealer), is 99$.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

First OOTD In A Long, Long Time.. (Forever 21 Maxi)

Wheeeeen was the last time I have uploaded an OOTD post?.. I dunno... A LONG time ago..
But now that I have my NEW CAMERA *_* I WILL upload OOTD's a LOT more often! I will!
So this was the first time me and Alex have decided to go test drive ma new baby (Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D, in case you were wondering..) and it was my favorite time of the day, right before sunset.. Aaahhh.. The very beginning of summer.. the beach.. twilight.. LOVE! I wore my fairly new maxi dress I got from Forever 21, for the first time. It's kind of half-maxi, because the long part of it is a see-through fabric that lays on top of a shorter skirt. I liked the combination of the colors (grey and coraly-pink), and it is SO easy-breezy and so comfortable! I also like the tank-style top of it, because it gives you the opportunity to wear it anywhere, really. You can wear it plain, as it is, with a pair of color-block neon jelly sandals, like I did, and it looks so simple and cute, to go to the beach, just like that. But because it's plain, you can easily pair it with cute heels or wedges, a little jewelry, and go for a summer dinner, too, and look elegant enough!
They've had it in a few more colors too.

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