Mar 30, 2012

Fresh faced for Spring! & Brightside weekend Beauty Blog Hop!

Today's video is a tutorial for a very pretty bright Spring look! it is either a very dramatic look or a subtle bright look depending on how you're feeling!

The look consists of a neutral taupe lid, with a jewel toned emerald shadow in the socket in kind of a half heart shape blended up to the start of the brow bone, with contoured, petal colored cheek bones, a fresh bright pastel pink lip and prominent smoky, spider like lashes.


Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 15
Cover Girl tru blend liquid makeup in 405-Ivory
REVLON Photo Ready Concealer Stick in 001
MAYBELLINE FIT ME Pressed Powder in 110

MAYBELLINE COLOR TATTOO: tough as taupe and edgy emerald
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash-extra black

Beauty Rush by Victoria's Secret Luminous Bronzer
RIMMEL London Lasting Finish Blendable Powder Blush & Highlighter in 021 Summer Fever

MAC Lip Pencil in Naked-Limited Edition with Quite Cute Collection (any nude liner will do)
REVLON Lip Butter in 055 Cupcake

let me know if you like this look, and if you want me to film a foundation routine video and/or a brow routine video.

I joined the Brightside Weekend Beauty Blog Hop! you should too!

Meet Me on the Brightside

xxstay cheeky

Mar 28, 2012

March Favorites, and a product I LOATHE!

I can't believe it's the end of \march already, time has just flown by! My favorites for this month consist of Nail varnish, lip products, palettes, and a time piece! So read along with my detailed analysis of all!

My first Favorite for this month is the mark. trend mini nail lacquer's that I recieved in my March TopBox! They are full size, and I'm so thankful because I absolutely love them, they are tickled pink, a beautiful vibrant lilac and violet daze a shimmery, deep blue-violet colour. They are perfect colours for Spring time, tickled pink is an insanely vibrant and beautiful "thrilling lilac", while violet daze is a very sophisticated deep, deep violet shimmer perfect for a night on the town!

My next favorite is my Nicole by O.P.I Nail varnish in Rainbow in the S-Kylie. Thats right! It's from the Kardashian collection and I don't wanna hear about it; nor do I regret the purchase! It's a beautiful blend of different cuts and sizes of Pastelly Rainbow glitter, It has quite a dazzling effect! I love it over Zoya-JO and Sally Hansen-White Out. It's just so pretty, it brings out the little girl in me, and I couldn't be happier:)

Next Up is my Viva Glam Nicki lipstick from Nicki Minaj and MAC Viva Glam! It is a beautiful bold yellow pink, that simply demands attention from everyone who looks your way. I love wearing it, Yes it's intense, but it's also, ultra wearable. Just go neutral with your eye and cheek makeup, and a bold lip does not look out of place in the slightest! I love the Viva Glam line because although the colours are limited edition, they are available for a full year before they're gone, giving you some time to stock up! If you have a chance to get your paws on this one, grab it; before it's gone!

Next is my LORAC Multi Platinum Eye/Cheek Palette! It has some of the best quality, super soft, blendable, velvety shadows and blush I have ever had the pleasure of working with. There is a soft, shimmery cream, a warm copper bronze shimmer, a very soft russian blue-greyed with a hint of mauve shimmer shadow, a very sweet cerulean shimmer, a slate, charcoal shimmer, and a matte black with silver micro glitter. The blush is a wonderful apricot, golden petal:perfect for summer and sun. It is in this amazing palette, the interior covered in an iridescent silver sparkly fabric; this palette is magnetized, and the outside is covered in a wonderful plasticy metallic blackened silver faux snake skin, with a metal LORAC logo. I bought this for only $15.00, when it usually retails for $38.00! what a steal, but even if it's not on sale definitely pick it up, you'll love the luxe quality of this palette.

The Other Palette in my favorites this month is the Midnight Cowboy Palette from Urban Decay! Many of you know that I have been lusting after this palette since it debuted forever ago! I finally got my hands on it, courtesy of my darling Aunt who so sweetly ordered it to hers, and then sent it to me. The palette, isn't as large as the LORAC one, but it's perfect for on the go! It features four shadows: Midnight Cowboy-a pinky sand color  with lots of micro glitter, Midnight \cowboy Rides Again-a very golden mocha color with lots of gold micro glitter, Midnight Cowgirl-a golden sand with golden micro glitter and Romp-a super luxe deep purple shimmer, that is so multifaceted it will blow your mind! It also comes with a 24/7 glide on eye pencil in Whiskey-a deep warm brown and a full size Lip Junkie gloss in Midnight Cowboy, a nude shimmer-that both smells and tastes divine!

SURPRISE! I CAN'T BELIEVE I'VE NEVER INCLUDED THIS BEFORE My FOSSIL Watch, is something I love so deeply, I never thought I'd have such an immense love for an inanimate object other than my teddy bear, but alas, Teddy-you've been replaced! This watch is so elegant in it's design with the CZ's framing the watch face, and the few stones set on the face in place of 12, 3, 6 and 9 markers. The band is a beautiful, soft, luxurious leather that I love, it feels so nice on my wrist, and I have grown to depend on it. It has gotten to the point that if \I forget my watch my day is shot, I feel naked, and I'm late for everything! This watch was given to me by my boyfriend of 6'n-a-bit years for our latest anniversary, and it is amazing! I couldn't live without my watch!

NOW FOR WHAT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! THE LOATHE: Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Lip Wear. I absolutely dislike this product; I purchased it because I had received a $1.00 off coupon for Maybelline Super Stay products. I tested out their 14 hour wear lipstick, and liked that, nice formulation, good colour, etc. You couldn't test the 24 Hour Lip Wear's out due to hygenic reasons and packaging, but I figured that I'd go with the 24 Hour one as opposed to the lipstick, because I wanted to try something I don't necessarily gravitate to/own any of and, I love a similar product from Cover Girl so I thought I'd give this product a whirl and test it out. It is horrible; the packaging looks okay, but since there are 2 parts to this product, the colour and the balm, they are located at either end. My issue with the packaging is the locking mechanism for the balm, it's "click" is barely audible, and it pops open in my purse every chance it got! ( I say "got"not "gets"because I jumped at the first chance to return this product).
 Now the actual product itself; The colours are all insanely gorgeous, I bought So Pearly Pink, a very pale, pearlescent pink shade-that in-a-perfect-world would be perfect for spring! The colour part of the formulation dries out your lips so much that the moisturizing balm doesn't even help, it also has a tendancy to glob up in the fine lines of your lips, not to mention that it didn't even pass the 2 hour mark on my lips! Yes the colour stays put, but it dried out my lips so badly that I was constantly wetting them in a desperate attempt to rehydrate, it failed miserably b.t.w This product may work well for some of you, and if it has I'd love to hear about it, but for us dry lipped gals (My Mum also tried this product), this one is a giant dud!

hope you enjoyed
xxstay cheeky

Mar 23, 2012

Where Have I BEEN? "I'll tell you" and Beauty Warriors

I have been…under a rock; or perhaps hiding in a dark place; or even doing a peace mission in a third world country—ANYWAY, this post feels like a long time no write post. So without further ado; The Post.

Beauty Warriors is a group of Beauty enthusiasts from YouTube whom separately have their own channels, but simultaneously; once a month they are fearless makeup warriors! They review, tutor, and talk about, some of their most favorite, loathed, and best; beauty products and looks. I am honoured and feel so privileged to be one of these women. The other warriors, are beautiful, funny, insightful, intellectual, and so down to earth! They are all wonderful women.

First off our lovely Beauty Warriors Channel-where youll find all the Warriors videos, and our special Beauty Warriors Blog-where you'll find our calendar of what we're reviewing/doing and when we're doing it!

Firstly, the reason I joined the BW, Miss Cookie Farrer!  Cookiefarrer is her user name on YouTube. She made a Bob Ross makeup video that I adored; I had so much fun with that video—I must’ve watched it at least a dozen times! She is so down to earth, nice and genuine, and extremely creative. Her tutorial series focussing on breaking the conventional beauty rules, is a must watch for any up and comers on YT or for anyone in general. She is the first YouTube-r I admire, and also have the pleasure of knowing.

FibercrazedBeauty on YT is another reason that I feel blessed to be considered one of this group! She is so cool, and so poignant and on the pulse of everything that’s going on, it almost seems like she’s clairvoyant! I have been subscribed to her on a few of my past username’s and have watched her for years! She is totally Rad, and I love how much fun she is.

AuttyW on YouTube and on Twitter is another member of the Beauty Warriors whom I adore. She is hilarious, and so sweet—it comes across in her awesome videos, She also, coincidentally writes the BeautyWarriors blog!

TwizziesPlace on YT or twizziebs on twitter is a pretty rad chick, we’re both huge into slasher flicks, and gore culture, she’s also pretty talented with a cosmetics brush!  I’ve also watched her videos for quite some time now.

LadyCocoSea1 on YT is such a darling! She is so sweet, gentle and very kind, She did a Video a Day series every day for 410 days! how incredible is that! And, that's not all, throughout her 410 V.A.D video's she held my attention they didn't get boring or old or anything, they were all fun to watch!

Sabine a.k.a Bieneke on twitter or BlushBrush87 on YT is another warrior. She lives in the Netherlands, which is in itself pretty darn cool; IMHO. Her videos are also pretty darn creative, and her accent is awesome! I’m glad to know her.

TriciaFitz88 is our newest warrior, and a pretty cool chick! She has great taste in makeup, her tutorials are adorable! It’s all because of her super cute southern-y accent. Her colour sensibility is outta-this-world and she is just a bundle of fun.

I am so glad to know all of these remarkable women, I hope you check them out; they are so worth itJ

Xxstay cheeky

Mar 18, 2012

I know, I know, I know

Another Blog Hop Post? Is she nuts--or is she trying to bore us?
NEITHER! well maybe a bit of the first one:P but isn't everyone?...OKAY just me (sheesh! tough crowd!)
I signed up with the Monday Beauties BlogHop again, because it's a super way to network, gain interested, genuine followers, and find new blogs to follow! YOU SHOULD DO IT TOO! It's way too much fun:)
xxstay cheeky!

Mar 16, 2012

Brightside Beauty Blog Hop

There is another new bloghop that I've joined in with! it's on meetmeonthebrightside. I LOVE BLOGHOPS-some of my favorite blog's I found through hops, it's such a neat and super cool way to get followers and find new blogs and friends:)
I HOPE  at least some of you, check out this hop :)
xxstay cheeky

Meet Me on the Brightside

Mar 13, 2012

Topbox for March!

My Newest Video is on Topbox for the month of March! It's also, coincidentally my first Topbox ever!
Topbox is a Canadian Monthly Subscription Beauty Box. It is $10.00 CAD per month; You don't choose a one month, three month, or yearly subscription; Topbox renews each month, and you can cancel at any time.

My Top Box for March looked like this------------>  
It came with a cute paper tape label, that I just had to keep! and it was all wrapped up in Kraft Paper, that brown, card-like, package paper. Unwrapped it's an adorable reusable tube, wrapped in a delightful wall-paper esque Pseudo-Victorian print in Violet.

Inside my March Topbox I found a cute square note card that reads

"It's been half a year! And we couldn't have done it without you. (Thank you)

In addition to your Topbox of 4 deluxe samples, we have included a 5th bonus sample from a new everyday brand that we love as well.

Here's to Discovering more beauty,


Inside my Topbox, there is a note card detailing exactly what the products intended use, the full size amount and price.

The first sample I pulled out was REDKEN Color Extend shampoo and conditioner, each at 10 ml, and there were two of each! I received 40 ml of REDKEN product for about $2.00. It claims to add moisture, volume, strength, softness and daily protection to your hair--I can't wait! I love high end hair products! especially for cheap! The full size shampoo contains 300 ml and retails at $15.00; The full size conditioner contains 250 ml and it retails for $17.00!

The second product I fished out was the Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes. Now if you follow PunkChyaz on YouTube or her blog, then you've heard nothing but wonderful things about Simple! Chyaz is the Simple Spokeswoman; and her skin is glorious! The blurb reads "The UK's #1 Skincare range is now here. Pro-Vitamin B5 enriched facial wipes refresh your skin with moisture and also remove waterproof mascara" how cool is that? The full size has 25 wipes and goes for $10.99. These smell amazing by the way, just nice and kind of aloe-y.

Next I pulled out the mark. Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain in Frilly Frou Frou. It is a gorgeous mango colour with a golden shimmer; it goes on like a delicious, sweet/minty tasting gloss that smells the same, and wears to a full-bodied stain-that claims to last hours and hours! I can vouch for that, as I've worn this product all day and needed to reapply it just a few times throughout. This is one of the full size samples (2.7 ml) and it comes in a clicky-pen like brush applicator. I usually have huge problems with products in these containers right from the get-go, but thus far not-a-one. This retails for $12.00 and I will most likely be purchasing this product again!

The next thing I grabbed from the box was the mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Lacquers in Violet Daze and Tickled Pink, described as a shocking purple and a thrilling lilac; these colour's are very appropriate for spring, and are "great for on-the-go" These are the other full size sample in the box, which is a tad disappointing--due to the fact that mark. is the Avon off-shoot, and it's fairly cost effective, compared to the other brands Topbox carries such as Benefit and Yves Saint Laurent--But, I digress. These are still super-duper cute, and I can't wait to use them! These retail for $8.00.

Lastly, but not least-ly! was the MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash in Extra Black-which is exclusive to SEPHORA. The Card says..."Smoky Lash's formula is rich in ultra-fine mineral pigments to create the perfect smoky look. It's ultra-wide and dense new generation brush holds a maximum amount of product for instant spectacular lashes. The Brush on this is super scrumptious, it holds so much product because of it's thickness. I cannot wait to try it out, I've heard both positives and negatives about this particular mascara; The full size (7ml) sells for $24.00 my sample is 3ml and I feel like that's the perfect amount of mascara; for a girl who owns and uses more than 20 full size mascaras--they don't have a very long shelf life, 3 months, tops! So it seems silly to me to package over 3 or 4 ml in a mascara tube, especially one that costs $24.00. I won't pay that much for something that lasts as little as 3 months, IMHO!

In My Humble Opinion (IMHO) Topbox is a really neat service, it's fully customize-able, unlike some other boxes; it contains a mixture of deluxe hair, skin care and cosmetic products. I shant be cancelling my subscription any time soon:)

What do you think about Topbox? what monthly beauty boxes do you subscribe to?
xxstay cheeky

Mar 12, 2012

'BlogHop' with BlogLoveTherapy and MondayBeautiesBlogHop

Time for another 'BlogHop', this time it's on BlogLoveTherapy. You may have seen, that I joined in with their 'TwitterHop' a few weeks back. Blog Hops are a wonderful way to be introduced to new and awesome blogs, you probably wouldn't otherwise get to see; they're also a great way to get new and genuinely interested followers.
I highly recommend 'BlogHopping' to any blogger, newbie or old hat! It's real fun and it's seriously addicting!

This 'BlogHop' in particular will last the duration of a week, from March 12th until March 18th. There's no time line for joining, the only catch is that you need to follow at least 5 people (that's so not hard, with all the Quality blog's in these Hops). Also you must follow BlogLoveTherapy:)

Jump on over to BlogLoveTherapy right now and check it out!

If you found my blog through the hop, leave me a comment with your name and link, and i'll follow you back:)

xxstay cheeky

EDIT: I joined another BlogHop with MondayBeautiesBlogHop here's their BLOGHOP

Mar 10, 2012

11 Questions Tag

I was tagged in a post by two beauties. Miss Autumn and Miss Katie tagged me in the 11 Questions Blog Tag. The Rules are as Follows

- You must post these rules.
- Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
- Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
- You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
- Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
- No tag backs.
- No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this’. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

Autty’s Questions 
1.     If you could only buy from one brand high end or drugstore what would it be?
Hands Down; Benefit Cosmetics.
            2. What is your “holy grail” product?
Revlon Lip Butters or OCC Lip Tars
            3. Mascara or lipstick. If you would only wear one, which would you pick?
…Mascara if I have to choose, I’d rather highlight my huge, fruit bat like eyes.
            4. If you could only take to ONE social networking site to promote your youtube/blog which would it be?
Facebook only because I have such wonderful friends and family who promote meJ
            5. What is your favorite Nail polish brand?
I’m really loving my Julep polishes a.t.m
           6. If you could only have one makeup product what would it be? ( ie: Eyeshadow, Foudation,             Concealer.. etc.)
           7. What is your favorite television show?
Supernatural//Comic Book Men//New Girl
           8. What is your all time favorite candy?
Wonka Everlasting Gobstoppers! Not the chewy ones, those are rubbish!
           9. Makeup brushes or your fingers?
BRUSHES!!! Fingers can’t do what brushes can!
          10. If you could spend an entire day with ONE person from youtube, it can be any person. Why would          it              be and why?
Kandee Johnson, b/c even if she absolutely couldn’t stand me, she’d still act sweetJ also, we’d make smoothies and eat cupcakes.
          11. What is your favorite foundation?
I’ve never found one light enough for my skin tone, that I love the formulation on. I love the formula for Garnier BB Cream, and I need the palest shade from CoverGirl. A Mix of those two products with a slightly bluer base, and we’d be in business for sure!

Katie’s Questions
1: What are your top five favorite musicians/bands?
I’m going to change your question to “what are you currently listening to on repeat, TOP 5”
1.     Bowie-particularly 70’s Bowie 2. The Muppets Soundtrack 3. Adele-love her! 4. AFP-AMANDA FUCKING PALMER 5. The Horrorpops!

2: Your top eyeshadow primer?
I love my e.l.f primer, but my fave has to be my NYX eyeshadow base in white.

3: Best lipstick shade for your skintone?
 I look awesome in orange, mauve, nude, coral, bright red, Intense bold colour’s suit me best!

4: Favorite drugstore mascara(s)?
 L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black, Revlon Grow Luscious by FabuLash, Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes Fibre Weave primer, etc, etc.

5: Do you enjoy practicing on others by doing their makeup?
I do everyones makeup, beauty and prosthetic/special effects, I’m first and foremost an artist.

6: Can you record videos (or do makeup) with others watching? (Significant other, siblings, etc)
I’ve filmed a few vids with my sister that never made air, I need to find a better filming setup first

7: Which do you prefer; loose pigment or pressed powders?
Pressed powder, it’s less messy-and I’m a huge Klutz! Although I love making colored liner  and mascara from loose though.

8: Do you enjoy foiling?
Why, Yes I do, mainly on other people as I feel it almost always feels too dramatic and vampy for me

9: How many times have you colored your hair?
too many too count, I’ve had every colour imaginable! Aqua, green, purple, red, bright red, blue, etc, etc.

10: Do you like cats?
Love cats, you can always cuddle a cat.

11: What is your most favorite full-face makeup attire that you've done on yourself?
My second year sculpture installation work of all my accumulated facial injuries emphasized.

My Questions
1. What is your most favorite movie genre and Favorite flick title?
2. Favorite Nail Lacquer Colour. (specific)
3. How would you describe your personal style?
4. What is your Favorite Food?
5. All Time Favorite Brush.
6. Favorite piece of Literature, whether it be Novel, Comic, Essay or Article.
7. Favorite Scent.
8. Favorite Hair Product.
9. Favorite Skin Care Product.
10. Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet, Ring or Watch?
11. If you could have a super power what would it be?

I Tag:

xxstay cheeky

Mar 9, 2012

Five Years-The Rise& Fall of Ziggy Stardust series!

I decided to do my first ever character series inspired by the classic album from David Bowie; The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars from 1972! I'm a huge self professed David Bowie Fan, and Ziggy is possibly my favorite album. I adore the back story of this album, It's so vivid and it seems so real. If I were too explain it it would be a really long post, so I'll save it for the end.

The first look in the series is for 5 years, the very first song from the album. This song sets the stage for the album. The setting is a pseudo wasteland type planet Earth, in which there are only 5 years left to live on this planet, the kids; essentially are left to fend for themselves as the Adults have all lost touch with reality.


Pushing thru the market square, so many mothers sighing
News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in
News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying
I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies
I saw boys, toys electric irons and T.V.'s
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
And all the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people
And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
I never thought I'd need so many people

A girl my age went off her head, hit some tiny children
If the black hadn't a-pulled her off, I think she would have killed them
A soldier with a broken arm, fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest, and a queer threw up at the sight of that

I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour, drinking milk shakes cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine, don't think
you knew you were in this song
And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor
And I thought of Ma and I wanted to get back there
Your face, your race, the way that you talk
I kiss you, you're beautiful, I want you to walk

We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got (x4)
Five years (x5)

xxstay cheeky

Mar 1, 2012

NOTD: Brights Power! from OPI

Today's Nail of The Day or NOTD stars the OPI Polish Brights Power!From The Brights Collection via 2009! It is an amazing Vivid Orange shade! It is perfectly Orange, no shimmer, no matte, no glitter, just a beautiful bright orange!
I am sorry for the stock image, I'm just not fortunate enough to own all these beautiful polishes:( This shade is fairly opaque, and not watery, like some of my Nicole by OPI polishes are. You need approximately 2 coats for full, opaque, beautiful coverage. The drying time is crazy, I'm not used to these crazy fast drying times, I've been using cheapie drug store brands, for far too long!
 In Natural Light this colour heats up any room! (and trust me; in Canada right now;WE NEED IT)

What do you guys think of Brights Power?
xxstay cheeky