February 2015 - Pretty In Bronze

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Simple Valentines Day Makeup Look
February 11, 20150 Comments
Hello all! This should have been uploaded on the weekend, but I unfortunately broke my SD Card - USB stick so I had to upload all of my files to my iMac to then transfer them over to my laptop, which was impossible because I wasn't at home during the weekend and I had surgery yesterday so yeah. Life happens.

Here's a video I made specifically for Valentines day.  This is just a very simple look that would look great for something more casual. Of course you can change the lipstick colour, contour a bit more and even highlight to change this into a better date night look.

Anyways, Here's the video! All the products that I used are listed below the video in this post :)

Products Used:

Maybelline Baby Skin face primer
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (10 LIGHT)
Rimmel London Wake Me Up foundation
Rimmel London Stay Matte setting powder
Eyebrows: NYX dark brown colour from Bohemian Rhapsody Pallette
Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Eyeliner: Essence Liquid eyeliner in Black

Real Techniques face brush
Anastasia Beverly Hills #12
BH cosmetics large powder brush
BH cosmetics small powder brush
Sonia Kashuk Powder brush

Naked 3 Pallette
Crease: Nooner
All over: Dust
Centre: Trick
Inner Corner/Brow Bone: Strange
Blush: Essence
Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer in Medium/Dark
Lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Rosedew

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Moving + Video Updates
February 03, 20150 Comments
If you've seen my January Ipsy Review blog post or video you may have heard me mention that I'm moving soon.

Throughout March I will be moving into an apartment with my boyfriend and my Dog who currently lives with my Mom in Toronto. I've barely been uploading videos or blogging, but once I move I won't have to worry about 5 roommates and lack of lighting so I can make videos whenever I want without the worry of being judged for talking to myself.

I want to either blog or make videos about the move showing how I set up my space as I will be buying a whole new desk specifically for makeup storage and will have a much nicer set up in general. I also want to show you guys how I'm decorating and incorporating cool tips for how to decorate your first apartment while on a budget because my boyfriend and I are both university students, which means we are masters of budgeting.

If you like the idea of me documenting the move and decorating let me know! I'll most likely film it either way.

As for regular videos I will try my best to upload as much as I can, but with Two (possibly three) jobs and school there isn't much time left in the day to film when there's sunlight (my room lighting sucks poop). When school is done in May I will definitely get onto a good uploading schedule and do as many requested videos as I possible can.

Let me know what you think and what you want to see!

Amy Sousa
January IPSY bag Review
February 03, 20150 Comments
I'm starting out 2015 with an Ipsy bag review! I've been subscribed to ipsy for close to two years now and have always loved it. My only issue with ipsy is that it's closer to $20 a month as I live in Canada and the currency hasn't been great recently. Now that I'm not a beginner at makeup and have a bunch of basic products, Ipsy isn't what I need anymore and for the same price as ipsy I can buy one MAC lipstick, one sigma brush, three drug store items, or two nail polishes of my choice.

If you're a beginner at makeup, ipsy is great for you! My advice would be to get a one year subscription because it's cheaper than paying month to month (which is what I did) and the subscription is automatically over after 12 monthly bags. It's also worth if if you live in the states and it's only $10 with free shipping.

This month I received a blue and white bag (not my favourite... actually it's really ugly) with products I wasn't all too excited about. Usually I love my ipsy bags, but I only really got one great product and two okay products. I filmed a video which is at the end of this post actually reviewing each item.

Will I continue with ipsy? No. I'm considering trying out a different subscription box that is the same price or maybe a seasonal box with amazing things. Any suggestions? I'd love to hear them! But for now I'm going to save that money for products that I can chose from and know that I'll love.