Friday, March 9, 2012

KONY 2012

Hey everyone, as you've probably heard, Joseph Kony needs to be stopped. This is a major issue that needs to be resolved, starting right now..please watch this video if you haven't yet, and you will understand something so powerful that you will want to do something about it right then and there. In order for Joseph Kony to be stopped, we must make him famous, so he can be known, and the government will hear us. Take action: Watch this video and share it with everyone you know...this is a serious issue, and 'we the people' have the power to stop him.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beauty News: theBalm on HauteLook Monday!

Hey everyone! I literally just checked my email and saw that I had an email from HauteLook and the first thing I saw was: theBalm Cosmetics coming Monday! I was so excited I knew I had to tell you guys! I love theBalm Cosmetics and so I decided I would tell you the details ahead of time so you can be prepared:

When does the sale start?
Monday, March 5th @ 5 AM Pacific Standard Time.

What's going to be sold?
theBalm Cosmetics and brushes at a (very) discounted price (:

Here's some previews of what's going to be sold:

Welp, I hope this has been informative for you guys!  I'm really looking forward to the palettes (: I think I'm going to make this Hautelook Beauty News posts a regular thing...tell me what you think! I hope you all have had a lovely day! 

DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of these pictures, these are all from Also, I do not gain any profits from the purchases of these products!

Your Obsessive Beauty Blogger,
Liv <3

Lip of The Day: Strawberry Shortcake

Hey everyone! I hope you've all had lovely days so far! Today was just a Lip of the Day kinda day so here ya go(: I have been in love with these Revlon Lip Butters so I've been using them quite a bit! This is my favorite pink lip right now(: It's a very light, warm pink lip..Enjoy!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Peach Petal and Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake.

I hope you've all had lovely days! 
Comment or email me if you have any questions, 
I seriously love answering your guy's questions, so don't hesitate!

P.S. Look out for a bunch of celebrity-inspired tutorials coming soon!

Your Obsessive Beauty Blogger,
Liv <3

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Current Favorites

Hey everyone! I've been slowly getting back into posting and I've been lacking ideas for posts! Please if you have any ideas, let me know through email or comment! That would be great(: Anyways, I figured I would share with you my favorites of the moment, the products that I find myself reaching for quite a bit.

Eye Products
1. Eye Shadow

-Revlon Perle Eyeshadow in Black Galaxy:
I have really been loving this eyeshadow more than I originally expected lately. I really like using it to create a soft wing on my eyeliner and darken up my crease or outer v. And the sparkle adds a nice touch(:

-MAC Naked Lunch Eyeshadow:
For some reason that I can't think of now, I've had a love-hate relationship with this eyeshadow..I first bought it simply because of all of the raving and ranting about how wonderful it was, and  because of the high expectations I'd set for it, I was a little disappointed with the pigmentation. But I've recently found a brush that works wonderfully with it and now I find myself using it ALL the time as my go-to lid color(: It makes for a beautiful all-over-the-lid color, highlight, and up past the crease! You can see it for yourself in my Look of the Day.

-Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Too Cool:
 Let me tell ya, I was so excited when I heard that there was a GOOD cream shadow coming to the drugstores! I love Mac Paint Pots but I just can't justify buying them a lot with the hefty price, so l when I got this and discovered that it actually was a great cream shadow, I was overjoyed(: It's a beautiful shimmery white that I love putting in my inner corner and lid!

Revlon Perle Eyeshadow in Black Galaxy, Mac Naked Lunch Eyeshadow, & Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Too Cool.
Swatches from left to right: Mac Naked Lunch Eyeshadow, Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Too Cool, Revlon Perle Eyeshadow in Black Galaxy.
2. Mascara

-Lancome Hypnose Drama:
I've recently rediscovered this mascara and found myself wondering why I ever stopped using it! I really lengthens and thickens my lashes wonderfully!

-Clinique High Lengths Mascara:
I've also been trying out this mascara since I got it as a deluxe sample from Sephora. I've really been liking it ! Not as much as my Lancome but it just looks SO black, the color is very dark and intense which is really nice, but the formula is very flexible so it doesn't keep a curl as well, but I still think it's great(:

Clinique High Lengths Mascara & Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara.

3. Palettes

-MAC Snowglobe Warm Palette: 
I actually received this from a friend and ended up using it quite a bit! It has really beautiful colors and I'm sorry that the camera doesn't quite pick up the sparkle and depth of the colors, but trust me, this has been my most-used palette in the recent months and for good reason(: The pigmentation on most of the colors are good, although the Lustres are a little less as expected. And the gold on the lower right is BEAUTIFUL, and you can see it in my Look of the Day.

Mac Snowglobe Warm Palette. (Left column top to bottom: Winterscape, Patina, Gaelic Gold. Right Column top to bottom: Magical Mist, Buckwheat, Midnight Flurry.)

Swatches from left to right: Winterscape, Midnight Flurry, Patina, Buckwheat, Gaelic Gold, Midnight Flurry.

Face Products

1. Moisturizers

-Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer:
I have recently redone my skincare routine and switched to almost all Aveeno products. I love that they're natural and good for your skin(: And this moisturizer just does a nice job lightly moisturizing my face and priming it in the morning before I apply  my makeup.

-Aveeno Positively Ageless Restructuring Treatment Cream:
I was really needing something thick and creamy to soothe my dry skin this winter. I usually have combination skin, but this winter has been so dry and so I decided to try this cream and it has actually soothed and repaired my dry skin(: It's been a lifesaver (or face-saver really ;D). The consistency is thick but less so than Body Butter.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer & Positively Ageless Restructuring Treatment Cream.

2. Foundation Primer

-Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance:
I actually got this deluxe sample free with my Sephora order thinking it was the original foundation primer that's so hyped about, but I actually started to really love it after experimenting with it and what I've found is that since it has a pearly nude tint to it, it works very well when applied underneath a powder foundation all over the face. So that's been my go-to face recently.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance.

3. Powder Foundation

-Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation in 110 Caramel:
This was my first really High-End makeup purchase from Dolce & Gabbana since I could never bring myself to spend so much for an makeup item, but I was noticing that in RAEView's videos that she wears this foundation a lot and I've always admired her skin in her videos so I thought hey, why don't I give it a try? And I'm really glad I did! It covers absolutely wonderfully and does not leave a powdery, cakey finish on the skin! My face routine for the past several months has consisted of my Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance and then this Powder Foundation over top(: 

Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation in 110 Caramel.

Lip Products

1. Lip Butter

-Revlon Lip Butters in Strawberry Shortcake & Cupcake:
Yes, I have hopped on the bandwagon with these Lip Butters..But I'm certainly glad I did, they truly are amazingly pigmented (even the lighter colors) and extremely moisturizing! What else can I say?  Strawberry Shortcake is a more warmer toned light pink while Cupcake is a cooler toned light pink.

Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake & Cupcake.
Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake.

Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake.

2. Lip Balm

-L'Oreal Color Riche Balms in Pink Satin & Caramel Comfort:
I actually bought these before they became popular in the blogging world because I was looking for the Revlon Lip Butters but decided to get these thinking they were similar, but they're actually a wonderfully moisturizing balm and although they don't compare to the Revlon Lip Butters in terms of pigmentation, they offer just a slight tinted sheen to the lips(: Pink Satin is a light pink while Caramel Comfort is simply a caramel sheen.

L'Oreal Color Riche Balm in Pink Sating & Caramel Comfort.
L'Oreal Color Riche Balm in Pink Satin.

L'Oreal Color Riche Balm in Caramel Comfort.

3. Lipstick & Lip Gloss

-Revlon Lipstick in Soft Nude:
This has been my absolute favorite nude lipstick ever since I saw ahanhbarbie wearing it in one of her videos! It's the most beautiful and flattering nude lipsticks I've ever encountered! The pigmentation is great and the level of moisture is just enough to keep it from drying out the lips.

-Mac Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait:
This is the gloss that I've been pairing with my Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick and I absolutely love them together(: The pigmentation is semi-opaque and is a pinky-nude color with a bit of silver sparkle. See both of these lip products in action in my Lip of the Day!

Mac Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait and Revlon Lipstick in Soft Nude

Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick.

Mac Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait.

Welp, that's it! I hope that you enjoyed it and that it helped you in deciding what products you should try out and what products are worth the splurge! I hope you all have had a lovely day and thanks so much!

Your Obsessive Beauty Blogger,
Liv <3

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lip of the Day - Soft Nude

This is my go-to nude lip look! It's not too beige but not too pink, just right(: I hope you like!

For this look, I used Revlon Lipstick in Soft Nude and MAC Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait.

Your Obsessive Beauty Blogger,
Liv <3

Look Of The Day - MAC Glitter & Ice

Hey everyone! I've really been liking my MAC Snowglobe Warm Palette from the Winter Collection lately and have been trying out different looks. So far, this is my favorite and most wearable one that I like to use quite a bit (: 

Products Used:
-MAC Naked Lunch Eyeshadow (All over lid and up past the crease)
-MAC Midnight Flurry (Snowglobe Warm Palette)(Outer V)
-MAC Magical Mist (Snowglobe Warm Palette)(Middle third of lid)
-MAC Winterscape (Snowglobe Warm Palette)(Inner corner and first half of lower lashline)
-MAC Gaelic Gold (Snowglobe Warm Palette)(Outer half of lower lashline)
-Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liquid Eyeliner on upper lashline
-Revlon Black Galaxy Eyeshadow (To create soft wing on upper lashline)
-Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara in Excessive Black (Upper lashes)
-Maybelline Great Lash (Lower lashes)

Welp, that's it! Thanks so much for reading and I hope you all have had a lovely day!(: And don't hesitate to email me or leave a comment if you have any questions about the look, suggestions, or whatever you like! Thanks(:

Your Obsessive Beauty Blogger,
Liv <3

Thursday, February 23, 2012

My Favorite Japanese Anime?

Hey everyone!

I can't believe how long it's been since I've done a post! I've seriously been crazy busy with school and just life! And I lost my makeup kick for a while there, but now I think I've got it back so I'm hoping to do a lot more posts, definitely more than I've been doing recently... But anyways, I know this post is random and not beauty-related at all but I've really been getting into Japanese Anime, Studio Ghibli films specifically(: The first one I ever watched was Ponyo and I instantly fell in love(: I didn't watch any for a while and then I just recently watched Howl's Moving Castle on Netflix with my little brother and rediscovered my love for them! I just can't describe how much I enjoy watching them, I think that maybe it's because they make me feel like a kid again and there's something about them that brings a smile to my face and just...comforts me. I know, I know, weird is probably what you're thinking, but hey! I figured I would share them with you so maybe you can share the same feeling! I'm making my way through all of their films! Keep up the good work Studio Ghibli!

P.S. I'm so excited for the Secret World of Arietty to come out!(:

Spirited away

Jose | Myspace Video

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my neighbor totoro

Jose | Myspace Video

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Trailer Park Movies | Myspace Video

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BTW: Sorry I couldn't find the full movie of Ponyo, but this is just so you can get a look at it(:

Howl's Moving Castle

Jose | Myspace Video

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Kiki's Delivery service

Jose | Myspace Video

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Castle in the Sky

Jose | Myspace Video

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the cat returns

Jose | Myspace Video

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Tales from Earthsea

Jose | Myspace Video

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Whisper of the Heart

Jose | Myspace Video

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I hope you all have a lovely day and I hope to be posting again soon!

BTW: Thanks so much to Jose who posted all these videos on Myspace! (:

Your Obsessive Beauty Blogger,
Liv <3

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Holiday Tutorial: I'll Have a Blue Christmas

Hey everyone! Christmas is coming up fast and so if you read my Huge Collective Haul post from yesterday, you would know that I recently bought the NARS Mandchourie Duo. I was playing around with it and came up with this look! I really like it because it's wearable enough to wear everyday but isn't boring with nice pops of blues! I hope that you enjoy!(:

Blue Christmas

Products Used:

-Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
-CoverGirl Intense Shadow Blast Primer in 800
-MAC Pigment in Naked
-NARS Mandchourie Eyeshadow Duo
-NARS Tzarine Eyeshadow Duo
-ELF Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal
-Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
-Maybelline Smoked Kohl Liner in Nude
-Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Black
-Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black

Welp, that's it! Thanks so much for watching and I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season! Also, be on the lookout for a Sugar Plum Fairy Tutorial! And until later,

Your Obsessive Beauty Blogger,
Liv <3

Saturday, December 17, 2011

HUGE Collective Haul! (MAC, Sephora, NARS, Costco, CVS, Yankee Candle)

Hey everyone! Holiday Break is finally here and let me tell ya, I am soo glad(: Sorry...again...for the lack of posts last week, of course, it was the week for teachers cramming in as many tests and projects as there are days of the week..|: It's quite maddening, but  I'm just glad it's all over and time to relax!(: As for today, the first day of break, I've been Christmas shopping like no other and so I decided I should probably put this Haul up before it gets too big to make! Keep in mind that this is stuff that I've been keeping for this haul for SEVERAL months and everything was bought with my own money, nothing was free (although I wish it was ;) Anyways, enjoy!(: (And since this Haul is so big, I'm not going to write first impressions and all that stuff on all the products, if you see something you'd like to know my thoughts on, email me or comment below!)