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My Eyebrow Routine | Tutorial, Favorite Products & Tips for Finding the Perfect Shape

Wow! What a difference filling in the eyebrows can make! If you struggle with filling in your eyebrows or can't seem to find the right products, hopefully this video will be helpful to you. Thanks so much for watching!

How to Dye Your Eyebrows at Home: http://www.sharaleesboxofchocolates.c...

*NYX Precision Brow Pencil (Taupe) ~
*NYX Micro Brow Pencil (Taupe) ~
*ABH Brow Powder Duo (Taupe) ~
*NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel ~

*Real Techniques Definer Brush ~

MUSIC: Provided by iMovie 
DISCLAIMER: This video is NOT SPONSORED. All opinions are my own, honest opinions and all products were purchased by me. Links denoted with a * denotes a referral and/or affiliate link.

Christmas Glam Tutorial + Winged Liner Tips for Hooded Eyes

I hope you enjoy this tutorial which features green winged liner, glitter and a bold red lip.  I've included extra tips for creating a winged liner on hooded eyes and to help keep your lipstick from bleeding outside the lip line.  Merry Christmas!!

Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Single (Brulee)
*Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette ~
*L'Oreal The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner ~
*UD 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner Pencil (Mildew) ~
*Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Highlighter ~
*Tarte Tarteist Eyelash Paint Mascara ~
*IT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara ~
*Buxom Plumpline Lipliner (Undercover) ~
NYX Slim Lip Liner (Deep Red) ~
*Sephora Cream Lip Stain (01 Always Red) ~
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip (Lon…

Golden Olive Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial

Looking for a more neutral glam look for the holidays?  Here's one that I think you'll enjoy.  Thanks so much for watching!

*Milani Eyeshadow Primer ~
Avon Eyeshadow Primer (Light Beige) ~
*Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Radiance) ~
*Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Founation (Warm Nude) ~
*EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation (2.0) ~
*ModelsOwn Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette ~
*Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette ~
*UD 24/7 Waterline Pencil (Rail) ~
*UD Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette (Light Medium Shift) ~
*Tarte CC Undereye Corrector (Light-Medium) ~
*IT Cosmetics Bye-Bye Undereye Concealer (Light) ~…

Troubleshooters Guide to Styling a Longer Pixie

Here is an in-depth tutorial on how I fix my hair everyday. I've included extra tips to help solve many of the styling issues you can run into if you have your hair cut like this. I hope this video is helpful for you! Enjoy!

Want to see how long this style takes me to fix on a daily basis? Watch my first hair tutorial here ~

*Catwalk Root Boost ~
*Acure Moroccan Argan Oil ~
Enjoy Dry Wax ~
   OR on Amazon ~
*Aussie Instant Freeze Hairspray ~

Conair 1875 Cord-Keeper Hair Dryer ~
*Remington Ultimate Smooth Straightener ~

My Makeup: 
Eyes: ColourPop Shadows
Lips: NYX lip liner "Nutmeg"; bareMinerals GenNude Matte Liquid Lipcolors "OM" & "ICON"

MUSIC: Provided by YouTube Au…

Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo - Review

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a representative from Maple Holistics.  She asked if I would be interested in trying and reviewing one of their products.  Since I love trying new products, I said "YES!" :-)

Although I'd not heard about this company before, I checked out their website and liked what I read:
Maple Holistics has one goal in mind: to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health and daily living.The formulaic composition of each product stands out in uniqueness, quality, and effectiveness. Only the purest and highest quality ingredients are used in each product, maximizing the therapeutic potential for each specific area of health. Some of the products offered include therapeutic shampoos, facial masks, bath soaks and more. Our expert Research and Development team is constantly engaged in creating new products. Most importantly, customer satisfaction is our number one concern. When you’re happy, we’re hap…

Fall GRWM - Matte Eye and Bold Lip

Despite the fact that our weather here in Southern California is refusing to cooperate, I've decided it's officially "fall" and I'm ready for fall clothes and colors!  Today I'm bringing you my first "fall makeup look" for the season.  I've paired a mix of matte berry and plum shades of eyeshadows with this gorgeous bright lip color and I love how it turned out! I hope you do too :-)

*Smashbox 24 Hr Photo Finish Primer ~
*barePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation (Golden Nude 13) ~ *Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette ~
*Lorac Front of the Line Pro Eye Pencil (Plum) ~
*Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector (Medium-Tan) ~
*IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer (Medium) ~
 *e.l.f. HD Loose Setting Powder ~
*Cover FX Perfect Se…

Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Here is a super easy, "everyday" look I've created that is perfect for the office or coffee with friends. It looks polished and sophisticated but not overdone. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

*Ulta Beauty Nude Matte Eyeshadow Primer ~
*Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette ~
*NYC Cityproof 24HR Waterproof Eyeliner (Dark Brown) ~
*Essence 2-in-1 Shadow & Liner (Peach Parfait) ~
*L'Oreal Voluminous Primer Mascara ~
*L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara ~
MUG Blush (Infatuation) ~
*IT Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain (Spicy Nude) ~
*bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor (Friendship, OM) ~

Morphe - M208, M504, M433, E4
Sedona Lace - 904
*e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Smudge Brus…

Ride Or Die Makeup Tag - Favorite Makeup Products

Hi everyone!

Several weeks ago, I had a request to do this tag video. Because I love using so many different products, I knew this would be a challenge! If you are in search of a new product in one of these categories, hopefully this video will prove helpful. Enjoy!

PRODUCT LINKS: *Primer ~ *Foundation ~ *Concealer ~ *Under Eye Setting Powder ~ *Face Powder ~ Blush ~ *Bronzer ~ *Contour Palette ~ Highlighter ~ *Mascara ~ *Eyeshadow Palette ~ *Lipstick ~ *Lip Gloss ~ *Liquid Lipstick ~ *Perfume ~

New barePRO Foundation from bareMinerals - Review and Demo

I was so excited when bareMinerals released this new foundation that I ran right down to my Ulta store and bought it!  I've had a couple of weeks to test it and am now presenting my full review.  Along with a demo of application, I'll talk about wear time, favorite powders, primers, etc.  Hope you enjoy this video!

Where to purchase BarePRO foundation:
*Ulta ~
*Sephora ~
*bareMinerals ~

Powders Mentioned:
*bareSkin Perfecting Veil ~
*Coty Airspun Loose Powder (Translucent Extra Coverage) ~

Beauty Sponges:
Morphe Highlight and Contour Sponge ~
*Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ~

MUSIC:  Provided by YouTube Audio Library
DISCLAIMER:  This video is NOT SPONSORED.  All opinions are my own, honest opinions and all products were purchased by me.  Links denoted with a * denotes a referral and/…

Morning and Nighttime Skincare Routine - Natural, Affordable Anti-aging

Interested in changing up your skincare routine?  Here's my affordable, natural skincare routine that's great for mature skin!

DIY Face Toner ~
DIY Nighttime Face Oil Serum ~

*Sibu Cleansing Face & Body Bar ~
*Alaffia Everyday Coconut Face Toner ~
*NOW Foods Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum ~
*Acure Day Cream ~
*bareMinerals Prep Step Sunscreen ~
*Acure Eye Cream ~
*Humphrey's Witch Hazel ~
*Facial Cleansing Brush ~
*Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel ~
*Lanolips 101 Ointment Strawberry ~
*Dr. Bronner…

Achieve a Dark Tan in ONE DAY ~ Tips and Tricks from a Sunless Tanning Fanatic

Today, I'm sharing my sunless tanning routine.   Here in Southern California, we still have at least another 2-3 months of summer weather ahead so that means lots of shorts and sleeveless shirts ahead for me (whether I like it or not!).

If you don't live in a super warm region but need a tan for a special event, beach vacation or you just like a little extra color on your skin every now and then, here are some tips to help you achieve a dark tan at home in just ONE DAY without the damaging rays of the sun. Enjoy!

*Exfoliating Bath Sponge/Pouf ~
*St. Ives Coconut Milk & Orchid Continuous Spray Lotion ~
*Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub ~
*Jergen's Natural Glow Instant Sun ~
*Tanning Mitt ~
DISCLAIMER:  This video is NOT SPONSORED.  All opinions are my own, honest opinions and all products were purchased by …

NEW Series! 3-1-1 Palette of the Week: Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Hello everyone!

It's time to pull out those forgotten or little used palettes in your collection and join me for this fun new series called "3-1-1 Palette of the Week".  I will choose one palette and use it for an entire week and then share my three favorite looks with you.  If you have a palette you'd like to see me use in this series, let me know in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for watching!

*Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette ~
ColourPop Supershock Shadow (Paradox) ~
*NYX Faux Blacks (Oxblood) ~
MAC Cosmetics Blush (Cantaloupe) ~
*Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed (Champagne Pop) ~
*Sephora Gel Lip Liner (Creme de la Creme) ~
Bite Beauty Lipstick (Salut) ~ No longer available :-(

Birthday Makeup - Get Ready With Me

Today, I'm sharing with you a Get Ready With Me (GRWM) video, featuring the makeup look that I wore on my birthday this year.  It's a super girly, glam look that really brings out green and blue eyes.  Now, fair warning, I used a LOT of products in this video, but hey, I was having fun playing ;-) Hopefully you'll enjoy seeing how I put all these products to use!  So sit back, relax and watch me get ready...

*Buxom Lipgloss (Emma) ~
*First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer ~
*EX-1 Foundation (2.0 & F200) ~
*Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder (Translucent) ~
*Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer ~
*NYX Micro Brow Pencil (Ashbrown) ~
*Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (Soft Brown) ~
*NYX Control Freak Brow Gel ~

How To Get the Last Drop of Concealer, Lipgloss and Squeeze Tube Products

Ever known that there is more product in that lipgloss or lotion tube but you just can't get to it?  Here's a video to show you the secret to getting every last drop!

NYX Pro Foundation Mixers - Review and Swatches

The approaching spring/summer season means it's time to start adding a little gradual tanning lotion or sunless tanner to my routine.  What that also means is that I have to put away my winter foundations and concealers because they are way too pale.  I have always hated that I have to buy foundations in a summer shade and winter shade.

Many have solved this problem by buying the Cover FX Custom Cover drops in a lighter or darker shade and using those to alter the color of their foundation.  But who wants to spend $44 for that option? Might as well buy another foundation, right?

One day, while browsing the "What's New" section on Ulta's website (a dangerous thing to do! ;-), I saw these NYX Pro Foundation Mixers....
There are 6 shades and I chose Warmth, Olive and White.  The claims from NYX are that they...
"are designed to adjust the tone, shade and finish of any liquid foundation, resulting in a truly perfect match."
And, they are only $10 (or less i…

Age-Appropriate Preteen Makeup Tutorial

If you are just getting into makeup or you are a parent of a preteen that is interested in getting into makeup, this tutorial contains helpful information about skincare and then I demonstrate two easy makeup looks, using only drugstore products.  I hope you find this video helpful!

*Maybelline FitMe Concealer ~
*e.l.f. Clear Brow and Lash Mascara ~
*Milani Romantic Rose Powder Blush ~
*Wet and Wild Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer ~
*Wet and Wild Walking On Eggshells Eyeshadow Trio ~
*NYC Liquid Lipshine Lipgloss #576 Prospect Pink ~
*Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Dark Brown) ~
*Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss (Berry Medium) ~
*Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick (Like a Princess) ~

*Wet and Wild Small Concealer Brush ~ h…

Busy Mom Day to Date Night Makeup Tutorial

Whether you are a busy mom or just a woman pressed for time in the morning, these videos will help give you some ideas of how to feel and look put together in no time at all.  In these tutorials, you will meet my wonderful friend, Debbie and find out why I think she deserves the title of "Super Mom" :-)  I first did an easy daytime appropriate look on her that we then take to a "Date Night Look" in Part 2.

Part 1:  Easy Daytime Look

Part 2:  Day to Date Night in a few simple steps
For information about the adoption foundation that Debbie and her husband have started, visit their website at:

*It Cosmetics CC Cream (Medium) ~
Mary Kay Eye Primer ~
*E.L.F. Brow Pencil (Neutral Brown) ~
*Tarte CC Undereye Corrector (Light-Medium) ~
*It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof C…

Makeup Tutorial for Mature Skin + Hooded Eyes + Redness

For all of my mature skin beauties out there, here's a makeup tutorial, featuring my friend Kay.  Not only do I address mature skin issues and correcting redness in the skin but I also demonstrate how to apply eyeshadow when you have hooded eyes.  For your convenience, I've also listed all the products and brushes I used on Kay with the links where you can purchase them (* denotes a referral/affiliate link).

Thanks for watching!

*Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette ~
*bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream (Natural 05) ~
*Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer ~
*Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette (Combust, Thirteen) ~
*Urban Decay Eyeshadows (Tease, Virgin) ~
*Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil (Demolition) ~
*It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Waterproof Conceal…

Favorite NEW Products 2016

As many of you probably know by now, I love to try new things.  Over the past year, I've been testing all kinds of products that were either new to the market or just new to me.  Among the duds and lackluster products, I found some AMAZING products that were standouts for me, and I'm going to share those with you today.

There's a lot to talk about so get cozy, pour yourself a cup of coffee and settle down for some good beauty reading with lots of pictures :-)
Redken Blonde Idol Sulfate-free Shampoo
*Smells amazing!  Clean, fresh scent
*Tones out brassiness in blond hair and highlights even though it's NOT a purple shampoo
*Sulfate-free means it's really good for color treated hair
Where to Buy:Ulta

Soap and Glory Body Products

Rich and Foamous Body WashSuper foaming, rich hydrating latherSmells absolutely DELICIOUS!  Scent is described as almond, oat and brown sugar....I'd add a hint of vanilla and musk to that description.Where to Buy:  UltaSmoothie Star Oat, Sug…