Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rosy & Frosty: A Tutorial

Hey guys! First, thanks so much for following my blog and entering my giveaway!!

Second, I have a tutorial for you all! It's a super-quick way to embrace the season. I like to think of it as a caught-up-in-a-snowstorm look. Enjoy!

1) Foundation. I like to skip powder for a nice dewy finish in winter. (Revlon Colorstay in Nude mixed with moisturizer)
2) Rosy stain. Time for a winter flush! Add the liquid stain to your cheeks, temple, lips, and even the outer corner of the eyelid for an allover rosy look. (Benefit's Benetint)
3) Now, to incorporate the frost! Dust shimmery white shadow all over the lid. I also used mine on the bridge of the nose, tops of cheek bones, and cupid's bow for some facial highlighting. (Sephora Mono eyeshadow in Aspen Summit)
4) Add mascara. For fun and a twinkly surprise, I added more of the white shadow to the tips of my lashes afterwards. (L'Oreal Telescopic clean definition in black)
5) Finish off your lips with balm to protect from the harsh winter dryness! (eos lip balm in sweet mint)
Done! You should look rosy and frosty, and you can be out the door in five minutes with this one.

All for now-
Love, Val

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Project 10 Pan

Hey guys! First, thanks to all who have entered my giveaway! Still plenty of time to enter. :)

Second, I am officially committing to Project 10 Pan. For those who don't know, Project 10 Pan was first done by the lovely blogger lollipop26. You have to use up 10 of your makeup products completely (or to the pan if there is one) before you can buy any new makeup.

From lollipop26's blog
This does a few great things; one, saves you money; two, teaches you to value your items; and three, makes you use and appreciate the makeup you already own.

It's going to be a tough journey, but a beneficial one. :) Join me in the challenge if you have too much makeup and need to save some money!

Love, Val

P.S. Sorry for such a post-barren January. It's been such a busy/quick month. I'll pick things up. :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Hey girls and thanks for 50+ followers! To thank you all for supporting me, I've compiled a little giveaway for you all. Enjoy! :)

1) You must be a follower of my blog to enter - because I want this to be a gift to a follower. :) It's easy and free!
2) You must be a) 18 or over, or b) have a parent's permission (so I can ship it to you).
3) Just fill out the form below to enter. 
4) You get one entry for following via Google Friend Connect, but there are three bonus entries available.
5) This contest is open internationally and I will pay shipping!
6) Contest closes February 25th at 11:59 PM PST. I will choose the winner using this website by numbering off the entries and then generating a random number.


Prizes - one lucky winner will recieve:
-Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in "Tattle Tale"
A very pretty, shimmery light gold color. great for all-over lid, and lasts all day!
-Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara in "black/brown"
I've read the reviews for this one and it sounds like a great mascara!
-Stila Custom Color Blush in "Self-Adjusting"
Really awesome - it'll change color to suit your skin tone.
-Pink Body Mist in "pretty & pure"
I tested out all the scents and this one was my fave!
-Beauty Rush lip gloss in "melonrageous"
Very comparable to Clinique Moisturebalm in Raspberry, which is a favorite of mine.
-Korres Quince Lip Butter
Highly acclaimed lip butter to keep your lips moist during winter!

Good luck! If you have any questions, feel free to email me ( or leave a comment below.

Love, Val

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Hair!

  Hey guys, well I finally went to get my hair cut today! I had been growing it out for a bet with my mom, but the bet ended New Year's. So here's a couple photos. :) (I didn't use the good camera because I'm still trying to find out how to use the self-timer. Haha)

  I asked for 4 inches off the bottom, and some long layers starting at chin level. My stylist was soo amazing, even with my insanely thick hair, and even had enough patience to give me a movie star blowout! That is quite a feat, let me tell you. I get tired after 5 minutes of trying to blow my hair out. FYI, he used a rounded brush to create the curls, and added some shine serum afterwards.

Anyways, that's all for today. Stay tuned, I may have a giveaway coming soon... :)

Love, Val