Wednesday, April 10, 2013

♥ March Favorites 2013 ♥


These are my March favorites, I would love to see the things you were loving in March as well. Leave a comment below or a video response :)

Products mentioned:
1. Mario Badescu - Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
2. Maybelline - Clean Express Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
3. Vitabath - Dreamy Pink Frosting Body Wash
4. L'Oreal EveryStyle Energizing Dry Shampoo
5. Treat - Soft Candy Vanilla Buttercream Organic Aloe Souffle 
6. Treat - Banana Cream Lip Balm
7. Lush - Coconut Deoderant
8. Lush - Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask
9. Rimmel - Match Perfection Concealer
10. Revlon - Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in " 180 Pink Pop"
11. Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
12. e.l.f. - Small Stipple Brush
13. e.l.f. - Blending Eye Brush
14. L'Oreal - Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara
15. Virgil's - Zero Root Beer
16. Wholly Guacamole - 100 Calorie Packs
17. Chobani Greek Yogurt

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If you want to see what the L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara wand looks like, watch below


video


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own, all products were bought with my own money unless stated otherwise. I own all rights to this video.



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I ♥ Spring TAG!


I'm so excited about the I ♥ Spring TAG, I think it is adorable, and I thought it was really fun to shoot.  Missglamorazzi came up with the tag, and if you want to see the original video you can watch it here: youtube.com/missglamorazzi

I would love for everyone to do this TAG as well, please leave a video response if you do!

If you want to watch my video visit my youtube channel: youtube.com/melissa62010 or watch below


Here are the Questions!
1. Favorite spring nail polish?
2. What is your must-have lip color this spring?
3. Show us your favorite spring dress!
4. What's your favorite flower?
5. Favorite spring scarf/accessory?
6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)
7. Favorite spring candle?
8. Favorite body spray/perfume for spring?
9. What is spring like where you live?
10. What's your favorite thing about spring?
11. Are you a spring cleaner?
12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?

I'm Tagging:
Ellie Dalton
Elizabeth Bartley
theinsideoutbeauty
Beautiessestials
TheBeautystand
oxLaShawnaxo

Disclaimer: All products were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated.  I am not affiliated with these brands.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Giveaway! Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette



Well I hope I am about to make your day better because I am giving away an Urban Decay Naked 2 palette! This is a way of saying thank you to all of my subscribers, here are the rules in order to qualify to win:

The contest will close once I hit 150 subscribers, I will make a video announcing the winner, so stay tuned!

Rules for giveaway:
1. Must be a subscriber!
2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing in March so far (comment as much as you want, each comment is an entry!)
3. Must be 18 & over or have permission from a parent.

Talk about the contest on twitter and instagram using #MTSGIVEAWAY150








Friday, March 8, 2013

My Acne Cure



Hi guys,

It's Friday!! I am so excited that the weekend is finally here. I wanted to make this video for anyone who is suffering from acne.  I suffered with it, and I still get occasional break outs, but I wanted to share some of my tips and tricks to fight it.  If you are looking for a more natural approach, this is for you!  I am not an expert, so these may not work for everyone, but they are what helped me.


My Tips & Tricks:

1. Heredity- this is the biggest factor that you cannot control, and unfortunately you will have to wait this one out!

2. Don't touch or pick at your face- THIS WILL MAKE IT WORSE! I know that it is annoying to have white heads, but if you pop them, I have noticed that it will spread.  When you pick or "pop" them, you are also damaging your skin and you will leave hyper-pigmentation or scarring behind.

3. Wash your face 2x per day

4. Watch what you eat! - I know there isn't a lot of science to back this up yet, but I know from personal experience that there are trigger foods in my diet that will cause me to break out.  Here is a link that will explain it a little more.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/19/172429086/diet-and-acne-for-a-clearer-complexion-cut-the-empty-carbs

5. Drink water - water is the best way to detox your body!

6. Stay away from caffeine - caffeine actually dehydrates your body causing your skin to look bad.  Also, most people do not drink coffee black, there is added sugar, artificial sugar, and/or cream or milk that would be a cause of breakouts.  Take it out of your diet and see what happens.

7. Clean your pillow cases!  Make an effort to clean your pillow cases at least once a week, it may help.

8. Try a free & clear laundry detergent - many laundry detergents contain dyes and perfumes that can be irritating to the skin and may be a source of breakouts for some of you.

9. Stay away from shampoo, conditioner, & body care products with sulfites, sulfates, and parabens - there are so many places that carry these types of products, you can even get them at Wal-Mart example: Burts Bees, Alba Botanica.  I am currently using Vitabath from Ulta, and it smells like cupcakes, yummy!

10. Buy products based on your skin type - It's ok to take advice from someone who has similar skin to you, don't just buy random products, you will waste time and money, take time to research a little bit.

11. Purchase makeup that is acceptable for your skin - Make sure you read packaging! There are a lot of ingredients that can clog your pores, look for OIL FREE & NON-COMEODOGENIC


I hope this helps some of you!!

XOXO
Melissa

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tomorrow, tomorrow....

http://instagr.am/p/WcxG5_xWB8/
Hey guys, tomorrow I will be filming February favorites. I am going to make sure that I am posting a video at least once a week, so stay tuned. In the mean time watch my latest video: " Current simple foundation routine" YouTube.com/melissa62010 thank you everyone :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Current Foundation Routine


New video uploaded, current foundation routine, see it here:




This is the foundation routine that I use for work or going out with my friends because its fast and easy.  Hope you enjoy!

Products used:

Proactive Green Tea Moisturizer

Revlon Color Stay Oily/Combo Skin 180 Sand Beige

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Palette

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer 230 Fair/Light

Revlon Color Stay Translucent Powder

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

Thanks for Watching! Please Rate and Subscribe.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beauty Favorites

Hey everyone! I wanted to do a beauty favorites video because I think that some of the products that I use are different from some of the ones you have already seen. I wanted to give my opinion of them in hope that they might help someone else out who might be struggling with some of the same issues. I want to know if you have tried any of these same products and if they worked for you or not!



Products mentioned:

Organix Shampoo: Awapuhi and Ginger, Macadamia Oil, and Moroccan Argan Oil (not shown) organixhair.com

Hair Oil:
-Organix extra strength moroccan argan oil for dry & coarse hair

-Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

Johnsons Baby Shampoo I found this on Pinterest, here is one of the websites that it is linked to: http://www.kristanlynn.com/2011/05/diy-clean-eyes.html

Alba Botanica ACNEdote: http://amzn.to/ZujP4B
-face and body scrub
-deep pore wash
-oil control lotion
-invisible treatment gel

Burt's Bees Miracle Salve http://amzn.to/UMz1ri

Revlon Colorstay for Oily/ Combo skin, My color: 180 sand beige

Korres Mineral Foundation My color: 03 medium beige

Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder Tartecosmetics.com

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda-07

Treat Coconut Cream lip balm and Soft Candy Vanilla Buttercream (I can't find this one, so sad!) treatbeauty.com or http://amzn.to/YdI5DD

e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick (Baby Lips)

Almay intense i-color (Onyx)

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara (black)

Z Palette zpalette.com or http://amzn.to/YIYVZJ

Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-color face powder

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Day Makeup Tutorial

Well tomorrow is Valentines Day and I hope that you have someone to share it with... I will be sharing it with my co-workers and family :(  I made this video if you are going on a date or or spending some time with that special someone, it is simple and easy, and I hope you like it!


Happy Valentines Day! xoxoxo

Love,
Melissa

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Forever 21, H&M, and Ulta Haul

This weekend I went to visit my fiance in Indianapolis.  We went shopping while we were there and I wanted to share what I bought with you guys, I hope you enjoy!



Below are some of the products I purchased from Forever 21, you can find them in stores and online

Please let me know if you like haul videos or if you would like me to do a makeup tutorial, or anything else that you would like to see :)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I'm on YouTube!!



Hey everyone, I'm so excited to finally be making videos, please check it out and let me know what you think!
If you want to buy any of the products in my video you can find them at eyeslipsface.com

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