12/29/2011

Love Package From Lisa & Purllin Knits!

As the holidays are passing by, the weather isn't getting any warmer! So a few weeks ago, I had asked my good friend Lisa to knit me a scarf as I've seen her knitting blog before and was very impressed with her work! I even sent her some goodies as a thank you which you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCNjEc4Zqhc

I had asked for a red big knit scarf that will be great to layer underneath jackets and for warmth! Along with the knit, she was so lovely to send me some goodies as well! I did another open package video to share with you guys :)





 The make up goodies she sent me! <3 She loves masks and samples/mini products as much as I do :)


Thank you SO much Lisa! I love everything and the scarf especially! I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to knit me such a pretty and warm scarf!!! <3

She also has a blog/youtube so please check out/follow Lisa if you aren't already!

And if you would like to learn how to knit, she also has a blog/youtube as well!


Remember to keep warm, and layer up! Scarves are my fav pieces to accessorize and play up an outfit - it's a plus that it also keeps you warm! :)
xoxo

12/27/2011

TUTORIAL: New Years Smokey Eyes

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and now the New Year is just around the corner! Most tutorials will be all about glitter & fun but let's face the facts: it's messy as heck! So I opted out for a smokey eye with a bit of a twist against the classic black and silver smokey eye.

Here is another option, with a bit of glitter, a bit of black, and a whole lot of hot SMOKE! Glitter is fun, but a smokey eye is a classic! 




PRODUCTS USED:

Brows: Shiseido Natural Brow Eyepencil: Medium
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil: Iced Mocha, Milk
Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Vol. 3: Loaded, Uzi, Perversion
Urban Decay Naked Palette: Naked, Creep, Smog
MAC: Ricepaper
Milani Liquifeye Pencil
ELF Cream Eyeliner
Ardell Demi Wispies
Loreal Voluminous Original Waterproof Mascara



FACE PRODUCTS USED:

Foundation:
Revlon PhotoReady: Medium 006
Concealer: 
DiorSkin Sculpt Concealer: 02
Blush/Bronzer:
Bobbi Brown Blush/Bronzer Duo: Medium/Peony
Highlight:
Dior Shimmer Powder: 002 Amber Diamond

Lips: 
Loreal Lipsick: Fairest Nude

BRUSHES USED:

EYES:
ECOTOOLS: Mini Travel Sized Set
ELF Eye Blending Brush
MAC 217 Brush
HollyNorth Production Supplies Angled Brush

FACE:
ECOTOOLS: Mini Travel Sized Set, Powder Brush
Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush
Real Techniques Brushes by Samantha Chapman: Domed Shadow Brush (for concealer), Multi-Task Brush


Thank you so much for being supportive of me so far in this year that I had finally decided to make a youtube channel! I look forward to making tons more videos and hope you all continue to follow/support me!

Thank you for following/subscribing!!!

Have a happy and safe new year!!!!

xoxo

12/25/2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas and got all your wishes! I wanted to share with you guys one of the greatest holiday experience in Vancouver - Stanley Park Bright Nights! There were tons of lights, hot chocolate, popcorn, chestnuts... a great place to go to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones :)


Hope you enjoyed the video! It's super pretty, ya?

And a few pictures taken by my friend's DSLR! :D


I'm blessed to be able to spend this time with my friends and most of all, being able to spend it with my boyfriend! <3

I have a NEW YEARS look coming up so stay tuned for that!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!

12/15/2011

Update.

I've been busy with work and I am trying my best to come out with more videos. I plan on doing an overview of my MUST HAVE'S of 2011! So stay tuned for that! I also want to share/review some brushes that I am absolutely loving so I will try my best to also film that... it's just been a busy month!!!

Cydia aka Cydangie sent me a little love package. I had originally posted a video on it but it was too out of sync so I kept it on private. But here is a picture of what was inside the package! Once again, thank you SO much Cydia!!!


Be sure to check out her channel, blog and her online shop!!



Also, if you haven't entered my GIVEAWAY yet, please do! It's open until the end of the month! :) Who doesn't like free things?!


Until my next video, I will leave you guys with this new video of my boyfriend's and what his 2011 year consisted of! (He put in quite silly clips of me LOL!)


Thanks for staying put! 

xoxo

12/11/2011

TUTORIAL: Easy Gold Eyes & Traditional Red Lips [Holiday Look #3]

I've been wanting to get this tutorial up for so long because this is my personal favourite look to do for the holidays! A simple gold eye and a classic RED LIP!

For a day to day holiday look, I would even just go for only one color on the lid but I felt like this is a little more polished for a dinner or holiday party, etc.


 

EYES:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Palette: "Naked" & "Buck" mixed together into crease / "Half Baked" on lids
MAC "Woodwinked" on outer corner
MAC "Ricepaper" on inner corner (w/ NYX Jumbo Pencil "Milk" as a base) and on the browbone
K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Eyeliner Pen
Andrea Lashes #33



FACE:

Foundation: Maybelline SuperStay "Nude"
Concealer: Loreal Touche Magique Concealer
Bronzer: Hard Candy Baked Bronzer "Hula Hula"
Blush: MAC "Plumfoolery"
Highlighter: Dior Shimmer Powder "002 Amber Diamond"

LIPS: MAC "Cyndi Lauper" Lipstick [Limited Edition]



Let me know if you guys like this look and gave it a try!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

xoxo

12/06/2011

I'm back with a GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey guys! I'm excited for this post especially since it's my first giveaway!!! I know this isn't a HUGE giveaway but it's something small that maybe one or two of you guys would appreciate :)

It being the holidays, I just wanted to do a mini giveaway to give thanks for reading my blog/watching my youtube & supporting me! I don't have a million and one subscribers but each and every one of you, I really appreciate for following me!


 Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in "Cherry Me"
Benefit Bad Gal Mascara (sample)
Stila Smoky Eye Platinum Collection Palette



Here are the rules:

1. Be a subscriber to my YouTube Channel (of course, this IS for my followers!) http://youtube.com/jnguyenET
2. Like & Favourite this video!
3. Follow my blog - (http://beautyrushx3.blogspot.com)
4. Leave any comment (ON THIS VIDEO) below! (NO enter me's!) 
You can also leave video requests! 
5. You may enter 3X per day! NO SPAMMING!

OPEN TO CANADA & US ONLY! (Sorry, maybe a worldwide giveaway in the future!)

* I will leave this giveaway open until the end of the month!!!! *

GOOD LUCK & THANK YOU FOR ENTERING!

xoxo

11/20/2011

TUTORIAL: Champagne On Ice (ALL DRUGSTORE!) [Holiday Look #2]

HI! Here is my second Holiday Look for this year! I wanted to do something with some Gold & Silver together and I didn't have anything in mind, just played along as I went and here's what I randomly came up with!

This is a great look for holiday parties since it's a little more "sultry" with the eyeliner. I would suggest using a red toned shadow or even a GREEN would look awesome and festive on the lashline! :)






PRODUCTS USED:

NYX Eyeshadow Base
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips: "Hazel Eyes"
Loreal Hip Duo: "Gilded"
Wet N Wild ColorIcon Palette: Vanity
ELF Cream Eyeliner
Milani Liquifeye Eyeliner Pencil
Dollarama Lashes




Foundation: 
Maybelline SuperStay: Nude
Concealer:
Loreal Touche Magique: (I don't know my shade, sorry! It was on the plastic wrapper... I think Natural Beige or something like that)
Blush/Bronzer:
Hard Candy Baked Bronzer: Hula Hula
Lips:
NYX Round Lipstick: Circe
Rimmel Vinyl Lipgloss: Eastend Snob

I hope you guys like this look & give it a try!

Check out my previous holiday look here: 

I also have some more fun holiday looks from last year as well that you guys can check out! :)

If you guys have any requests, let me know! :)

xoxo

11/17/2011

TUTORIAL: Festive Lights! [Holiday Look #1]

The Holidays is my absolute favourite time of the year aside from SUMMER! I love absolutely everything about the holidays and I couldn't wait to get started on doing some Holiday make up looks! This one is inspired by the main colors of Christmas: Gold, Cranberry (or red), and Green! 





 PRODUCTS USED:

ELF Eyelid Primer
URBAN DECAY Naked Palette: Virgin, Naked, Half Baked
MAC: Star Violet
URBAN DECAY Book Of Shadows Vol. 3: Loaded

ELF Cream Eyeliner
Ardell Lashes: Demi Wispies




FACE:

HARD CANDY Baked Bronzer: Hula Hula
MAC Blush: Plum Foolery
DIOR Shimmer Powder: 002 Amber Diamond

URBAN DECAY Lipgloss: Wallflower

I hope you guys like this look and give it a try! If you do, please let me know or send me some pictures! :D
xoxo

11/14/2011

OOTD: Comfortable & Chic!

I love being comfortable yet not looking like a scrubbbbb haha. I love oversized sweaters because you can really dress it up or down, depending on the sweater.... however, you stay comfortable, and still look chic! Plus, you can have a food belly and no one would know ;)

Here is my outfit:



Sweater & Tank: Club Monaco

Jacket: Urban Outfitters 
Scarf: Forever 21

Leggings: Club Monaco

ACCESSORIES & SHOES:

Watch, Bag, Shoes, Socks: Aldo




I hope you guys like my outfit! Stay warm & cozy!

xoxo

11/12/2011

ELF Haul + Review: 40% Off Studio Line

A few weeks ago, ELF was having a 40% off sale on their Studio Line so I hit up my girlfriends to see if they wanted to place an order! I like to order with friends because shipping is so expensive, it's more worth it to order with other people to spilt the shipping cost! :)

I didn't go too crazy, as there wasn't anything I desperately wanted. However, I still wanted to share with you guys what I did purchase!


Cream Eyeliner: "Black"

Alright, after many hypes on this product, I decided to pick this up. For awhile, I've been obsessed with cream/gel eyeliner but that I ended up going back to using liquid eyeliner because I always found that cream/gel end up drying so fast (no matter what kind of pot it is) and I can never finish it because it dries up too quick! However, I decided to just pick it up and see if it's as good as what everyone hypes it to be... and as expected... it's not as amaze balls as I thought it would be.... (typical)

Don't get me wrong, it's a good product. Especially for $3. Even more so for 40% off! However, I didn't find it to be as pigmented as I thought it would be! I was expecting it to be super black, super creamy but it was not. In fact, it felt kind of dry... 

SWATCHES:


First line is one stroke from really dipping the brush into the cream liner. Second was really building it up. And third line is just about 2 light thin strokes.

If you like matte eyeliners, give this a go since this has no patent, shiny finish to it. 

One thing I do like about this, is that it's completely smudge-proof! Right after I swatched it, I tried the rub test and completely did not budge! Impressive! ;)
I wore it out and it has good lasting power as well! 


It also comes with a mini angled brush which is what I used and it wasn't bad! Bristles are soft, and it gets the job done. Only gripe is that if you keep putting more product on the brush, it separates and creates a gap if that makes sense... so gotta just wipe off any excess.

I  thought the jar was gonna be a lot more bulky like their conditioning lip balms which are GIGANTIC lol. However, this one is pretty small and cute! It's just pretty much the same size as the MAC Fluidline.

Overall, for the price - great product. I just wish it was a more pigmented and creamy. It might just be mine though. I've stated before that sometimes ELF's products aren't consistent (like their shipping).

Makeup Mist & Set

After seeing Raeview talk about this product, I was totally intrigued because I was going to pick up MAC's Fix+ since my skin is so dry during the cold weather and my dry spots look terrible through foundation and POWDER especially.

First off, the spray is very powerful LOL. It makes me flinch everytime hahaha! It has Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber, Vitamin A, C, E... which is awesome! It did a great job at hydrating my skin and making those dry spots disappear. However, I thought it would smell good with all those ingrediants in there but I didn't find it to smell like anything when I sprayed it on my face but when I smell the bottle, it smelt like sharpie pens... yikes!

I think it's a great dupe for MAC fix+ though :) Next, I will try to use it to foil eyeshadow!

Hypershine Lipgloss: "Bubblegum"

This isn't part of their Studio Line obviously, but I just wanted a back up of it since I love it so much! It's a milky baby pink and it smells so goddamn mother of pearl amazing. YUM.

Kabuki Face Brush

I've been wanting this for so long but I always put off buying it because it's originally $5, and I know that's still cheap but since ELF is ridiculously cheap, I can't justify for getting anything over $3... LOL... ridiculous, I know. It's the azn in me talking :P But since I was able to get 40% off, I thought advantage! This brush is sooooo soft! All of the Studio Line brushes are amazingly soft! Totally recommend their brushes! I love the two dye hairs as well, it looks so pretty!

Pressed Powder: "Sand"

I normally don't ever use powder because they look cakey on me and shows off my dry spots but I've been setting my concealer underneath my eyes with a powder since I use some really creamy concealers and they tend to crease under my eyes. So I wanted to give this a try! This powder sets matte, and it actually gives pretty good coverage as well! I tried to look up swatches, and thought Sand would be good but it is a little light for me at the moment. I used this powder to set my foundation and it gave me a flawless matte finish! It didn't accentuate my dry spots as much as other powders, and after using the Makeup Mist & Set Spray, it was fantastic!

The packaging isn't too bad. It's travel friendly enough, has a mirror, and underneath the powder there is a sponge as well.

I used all the products on my face today as well :)
Its not a great picture, but it's something! haha

That's all I picked up! It's a small haul but I'm pretty content with my purchases! I hope this was informative and be sure to check their website because I get emails from them CONSTANTLY on great promotions everyday!

Also, if you haven't checked out my other haul, please do so and maybe you can get some ideas for Christmas Gifts! :D



Thanks for reading! LOVE Y'ALL! 

xoxo
- j.

11/05/2011

TUTORIAL: Fall/Thanksgiving Inspired (for the Americans!)

I know Thanksgiving passed for us Canadians and it's a couple of weeks away for the Americans but I figured these colors were great for the Fall so I decided to do a look for any occasion, like Thanksgiving!

Lately all I've been wearing are browns and taupes. I hope to do a couple of more Fall Inspired looks but I'm really looking forward to doing Holiday looks!!!!!

Here is the first "Fall/Thanksgiving Inspired" Look!


TUTORIAL:





PRODUCTS USED:
(in order)

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
MAC: Satin Taupe
Wet N Wild ColorIcon Palette: Vanity
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil: Milk
Maybelline EyeStudio Quad: Give Me Gold

KPalette Real Lasting 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner Pen
Milani Liquifeye Eye Pencil
Daiso Lashes
Loreal Volumious Million Lashes Mascara



FACE:

Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil: BR603 Light Brown
Revlon ColorStay Foundation: 240 Medium Beige
Benefit Boiing Concealer: 02
Hard Candy Baked Bronzer: 131 Hula Hula
Wet N Wild ColorIcon Blusher: 833E Mellow Wine

LIPS: 
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine: 48 Evasion

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I really hope you guys liked this easy look and try it out yourself! :)

I will also be celebrating Thanksgiving once again with my fellow Americans! Yes, that means I will be back in Dallas visiting the boyfriend! ^__^

xoxo

11/02/2011

VLOG: HauteLook, BBW, Daiso

So I wanted to go into more detail on my first purchase with HauteLook. Aside from great sales off of brand named items, there are a few cons of the website....



Such as:
- You may miss a sale/good items if you wake up too late
- You're only allowed to have 15 minutes to hold your item (doesn't give you a lot of time to shop around for other items... cuz otherwise it'll go back out to sell if you don't purchase it in under 15 minutes)
- Shipping seriously takes suuuuuuuuuper long. This part pissed me off the most. I ordered my jeans 3 weeks ago and it didn't get processed to get shipped out until like a week ago. After it finally gets shipped out, it is pretty fast I suppose because I got the jeans about a week after it got processed to be shipped.

I most likely will order from HauteLook again since they do have some pretty cool sales, however I will just have to look pass the cons that I personally don't like!

If you haven't signed up with Hautelook yet, do it now! :D they do have some pretty awesome deals on brand name items that you won't want to miss out on like jeans, shoes, makeup, vacation.... etc.

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If you are interested in DIY blinging, I also had a super old post on DIY 3D NAIL ART: http://beautyrushx3.blogspot.com/2011/02/diy-3d-nails-sephora-exchange-2-eotd.html

11/01/2011

October Favourites!

BOO! Happy 1st day of November! That only means, it's October Favourites time!!! Hope you guys had a fun & safe Halloween! I felt like it was a pretty quiet Halloween this year, compared to the last few years! I definitely kept low key considering I've been trying to recover from a fever so last night I just hung out with my girlfriends and watched "Night Before Christmas". I originally wanted to carve some pumpkins and watch Hocus Pocus but everything was just too last minute >___<

Anyways! Let's just get on to the favourites shall weeeeee!!!.....(what shall we do today.. what shall we do todayyyyy lol k I really gotta stop)


Here is my video!

(lol sexy freeze frame)


PRODUCT LIST:

Benefit's One Prime Day:
1. That Gal Brightening Face Primer (which wasn't actually a favourite, just something I've been using the whole month to try out)
2. The PoreFessional Pro Balm

3. Benefit Boi-ing Concealer: 02

4. Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous: Medium

5. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream


6. Hard Candy Baked Bronzer: 131 Hula Hula

 7. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer: 20 Light

8. Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara: Blackest Black (WP)
Full Review: http://beautyrushx3.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-current-favourite-drugstore-mascaras.html


9. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: 660 Berry Haute (Creme)

(I'm wearing the lipstick here as well!)


10. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick: 56 Chance

(I'm pretty sure I'm wearing it in this picture lol..)

I hope you guys liked some of the products I've mentioned and give it a try! If you do, I'd love to know how it worked out for you! :)

Thanks for reading & watching! Please subscribe to my channel and follow my blog <3

xoxo