Astrid*Stars: April 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

1st tutorial went up

Ok so after doing two haul videos on my youtube channel, I finally did a make up tutorial for a prom look. I actually did this look on myself when I went to prom two years ago (I actually went to 2 lol, but it was the same look). I know the lighting isn't all that great and I still need to work on that so if anyone wants me to redo the video, please let me know. This look is a bit of a twist on the smokey eye, instead of blacks and greys or taupes and browns, it is a reddish wine color and pretty simple to do. So here it is:

And here is what I used:

liquid foundation from Cargo (F-50 - soft sheer sandalwood)

blush and bronzer from Smashbox's style files master class (blush closest to Chiffon and bronzer closest to Suntan)

eye primer from Urban Decay

eyeshadows from the Sephora Collection ( in Aspen Summit and Mat (they seem to have taken this out so now its closest to Red Wine)

eyeliner and mascara from Maybelline (Line Stilleto liquid eyeliner in Blackest Black and Volum'Express Falsies Mascara in Very Black)

lipgloss from Covergirl (Lipslicks in Cutie, I am not sure if they still sell this, but it is a very shimmer light pink)


and now for my actual prom picture:
 (my actual school prom, not my date's)

 and here is a close up:

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easy, Breezy, COVERGIRL... wouldn't you want to be one?



OMG 2 posts in 1 day??!!!! You must be lucky. Well I am actually really excited for this campaign. I had forgotten I had signed up to be bzz agent which is basically a member of bzzagent.com which is a website who signs you up for testing products. It is really fun and you get to try the products for free so long as you give an honest review and spread the word. I have used Covergirl before and I have really loved their mascara and their shadow pencils. If you love Covergirl, please comment below!

Sephora Haul

Ok so I wanted to actually do a video on feather extensions or a review on Maybelline's Stiletto Liquid Eye Liner, but then I got busy and the timing sought for another haul. So basically I had sister bonding time because my mom had been bugging me about how I haven't spent time with my sister, so I decided I would drag her to Pasadena with me. And we ended up having a blast. So here is the video.


So this is what we got:

Sephora Favorites LashStash (lmtd ed.)

Nars Lipstick in Red Lizard and Blonde Venus

Nars lip liner in Salsa

Make Up Forever Lipstick # 33

Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eye liner in carbon black

Too Faced Brow Envy Kit

SmashBox Style Files Master's Class kit (Eye shadow, eye liner , and cheek & lip palettes)

Face and Eyes Brush Set

You should be able to find all these items at your nearest Sephora or on their website www.sephora.com

I have also decided to start setting aside Fridays as review video days so any suggestions leave them in the comments either on my youtube channel, video or here on the blog.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm back.....with a Youtube vid

So I know I have not posted for a year or so, but I am back and more willing to commit to at least 2 posts a week. I don't know how many people actually read my blog, but it is my form of venting, creating, expressing and well you get the picture. The point though is that I am back and what is going to keep me motivated now is that I decided to become a "true" Youtuber! I mean I actually decided to start making videos. I will post my video below and hope you enjoy it. It explains why I decided to make such an exciting decision. What I don't mention though is that a part of why I did it as well was because I have been feeling my girlyness kicking in again and also it is so much better for me to say what I want than typing it since I ramble ALOT. So without further ado....here it is:



    

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