Friday, July 27, 2012

How To Fix Faux Tan Disasters.

A tan can grace our complexions with a tropical, sun kissed glow, but maintaining a perfect tan cant always be practical or safe. Tanning can not only darken the skin but damage it as well. The sun's ultraviolet radiation can contribute to premature aging or even skin cancer.  Sunless or faux tanning is a popular alternative for those who would like to achieve a bronzy look without exposing their skin to the sun for long periods of time. Self tanners are great for those who live in cool or mainly overcast climates.

Self tanners can works wonders for some. They can help us reach that ultimate cocoa color that some of us have been patiently waiting for without the damage. There is all different kinds of self tanners made with a wide variety of vitamins and soothing minerals etc. Some have amazing results that can leave us staring at our skin for days and some well some are just disasterous.
Faux tanners can cause tons of embarassment for some. Spray and lotion tans can leave streaks, or the just leave us with the skin of an oompa loompa.

So if you ever expierenced a fake tan dilemma here are a couple ways to fix it :]

Scrub Away Streaks.

Streaks are caused by missing spots or not using enough when you apply. If you end up looking streaky, use a sugar body scrub which can even out the color.

                                                                        Get Buffed

Using a facial buffing pad doused in lemon juice can buff out a splotchy tan while exfoliating the unevenness of the skin's surface.

A Blend of Baking Soda

Baking soda mixed with lemon juice into a paste can lighten your fake tan and lift any streaks.

Toothpaste Isn't Just Good For Your Teeth and Acetone Isn't Just Great For Removing Polish.

A mix of whitening toothpaste and acetone applied with your fingers can remove splotches. It will work the same way as your teeth. It will lift any dirt or darkness while the acetone will remove the color.

Baby Oil Bath.

If you end up looking TOO tan, drench your skin in baby oil for 10 minutes. It will cause the top layer of the color to loosen and lift.


I've been stuck in a vintage rut lately. The makeup it just easy and quick, It's been my way to go this summer.


-Benefit's Lemon aide primer
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Pistol Pistol
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Sword Swallower
-Coastal Scents 88 palette
-Maybelline's Big & Soft Mascara
-Red Cherry Lashes #66

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I was cruising through the blogs and tumblrs that I enjoy and found some inspiration from a photo.

This the look I came up with.

Products Used:

-Lime Crime eyeshadow helper
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Fiji Mermaid
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Urban Trash
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Tattooed
Glamour Doll Eye's Cotton Candy
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Phyrra
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Oddity
-Nyx JEP Milk
-Nyx JEP Gold
-Cover Girl's Lash Blast Mascara

Monday, July 9, 2012

And Remember Dont F**k It Up....

I, like any other makeup junkie draw a tremendous amount of inspiration and love for makeup from drag queens. I have to say I love drag queens! They inspire me deeply and the fact they come out fiercer than hell! I've loved drag queens since I was little. I remember spending the nights with my grandma and we would watch Hollywood Squares before bed. If any of you remember it was a game show based off of tic-tac-toe. Celebrities were asked questions and the contestants had to either agree or disagree with the celebrities answers. Rupaul was on this show regularly and was the first drag queen I had ever seen. I found her so incredibly fascinating, the fact that he looked a billion times better as a woman than most women did. lol. I watch Rupaul's Drag Race as often as I can and I must say after every episode I want to bust my makeup case open and go to town. 

I've been planning on a drag queen appreciation post for a while now, but I haven't wanted to do full on drag makeup lately so I did a recreation from the tv show. It should subdue until I do my full on drag transformation. lol. This recreation is that of the ever fierce Phi Phi O'Hara. It is also a recreation of queenofblendingmua. (LOOOOVVVVEEEE her!)  Though this has my own twist to it. 

Products Used:

-Nyx White Eyeshadow Primer
-Milani Black Liner
-Halloween Lashes
-Maybelline's Falsies Mascara
-Sugarpill's Love+
-Sugarpill's Bulletproof
-Sugarpill's Tako
-Rimmel Kohl Liner

Summer Golds And Glowy Skin

Summer has approached, it's time to go on adventures, get together with friends, try new things and even change our makeup routines. Summer can be scorching in some places, so alot of us tend to wear less or no makeup at all.  We trade in all the sping colors for something more summer approved. One color that never gets old is gold. Gold compliments every eye color. It makes blue eyes pop even more than others because they are on the opposite ends of the color wheel. Gold eye shadow can be popped on for a nice beachy look when paired with a sheer foundation or a tinted moisturizer but you can skip the face makeup all together if you would like.

My top favorite gold eye shadows at the moment are all so gorgeous and work wonders for a beachy glow. Beauty From the Earth's Whispy is my #1 It is a beautiful gold with a rusty undertone. I have been wearing this eye shadow alot. Even on it's own. I think this color is perfect for girls with olive skin or tan.

Glamour Doll Eyes's Trophy wife is a killer. This is looks like powdered gold. Seriously. It works wonders for a night time smokey eye. It is really metallic so I think a wearing this to a party/get together/ bonfire would light up any night.

Hard Candy's Kal-eye-descope baked eye shadow duo in 057 Peace is heavenly. It's a very light peachy gold that's not too overpowering and not too sheer. It's perfect when paired with a glowy-dewy skin. I think it is great on it's own for day time activites then pop on the bronzy brown on the outer corners for an instant night time look.

Dewy/glowy skin is definitely in for summer time. This face
routine can make skin go from dull and boring to full of life and radiant. I mean who doesn't want to look like a golden goddess mixed with a beachy mermaid?? lol. My reference may be a little off but you catch my drift. Bronzer can help contour your face as well as help you achieve a tan look without all the harmful rays. Apply bronzer to the cheeks, forehead and jawline can make for a wonderful summer look. An Illuminator in a golden shade can pair with your bronzer magnificently. Unlike Bronzer which is for creating a shadow to either define or take away, an illuminator is applied where the light would naturally shine on your face. Applying this along the nose, middle of the forehead, upper cheeks and under the arch of your eyebrows can help achieve that glowly goddess look.

My favorite bronzer at the moment is Rimmel's Sun Shimmer Maxi Bronzer in 001 Sun Kiss. This bronzer is not overpowering for my face. It's not too dark, it's perfect for a sun kissed look.

The Illuminator I use is actually an eyeshadow. It's Victorian Disco's Droids. This is a beautiful light golden eyeshadow. But the downside is that it is FAR too sheer to wear as an eyeshadow. But as far as an illuminator is works PERFECTLY!  After applying glowy face routine it looks like this.