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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lovely New Dior Products


Hey lovely ladies && a big hii to my newest followers :)
Here are a few lovely new Dior products I have received && that I am so glad to own because I'm loving these new babies! The above photos is from work one day! We were showing off our new Dior gift packages && our display was amazing !






DiorSkin Shimmer in 001 - $44.00

The blush has been selling like crazy at our counter. It's gorgeous, the first time I tried it on myself I fell in lovee with it. It has 4 different shades of blush and 1 gorgeous hightlighter on the left side. When I use this on my clients I usually use a powder blush and then slightly get a big powder brush and sweep it all over this palette & place is slowly over the apple of their cheek bones. Sometimes, I will even use this shimmer over my face to give me a nice glow. This is considered a "all over shimmer" compact. I loveee it.



Dior Addict Lipgloss - $27.50

The gorgeous lipgloss was kindly sent to me. This is such a "holiday" && Fall color. It's in Draped Lilac. I've worn it out a couple of times && it's definitely a long lasting color. I wore this color with very light eye makeup, just simple black eyeliner && mascara since this has a lot of color. It has a very ultra gloss to it.






DiorShow Eyebrow pencil - $28.00

This is honestly another product that definitely sells a lot. This eyebrow pencil is a universal color - it can fit anyone's shape of brows && color of skin/hair. It gives such a natural look, and all it takes is a few strokes. There is tons of product & is long lasting.



DiorShow Blackout Mascara $24.50

The BLACKEST mascara, ever! This mascara is 10x BLACKER than any other mascara. The blacker the mascara the more of an illusion you give off to thicker lashes. I been using this mascara for the past two weeks && I see such a difference. It lengthens & give your lashes tons of volume.


The amazing AirFlash Foundation $62.00

This product as well, was kindly sent to me. I was so happy to receive this! I use this on almost all my clients and it has been our #1 seller at the counter. This is an "airbrush" type of foundation. You apply this on a flat brush and slowly blend it into your skin. It is a little pricey, BUT the investment is worth it. All you need is two pumps a day, one pump for one side of the face & one more pump for the other side of your face. This product has full coverage, you don't even need to apply a powder over it but you can just to set it. Many customers were VERY skeptical about this foundation thinking there was no way a spray can have this much coverage, once I tried it on them & showed them the proper way to apply it - they were blown away.



Hope you all enjoyed this post.

Love.
Natasha Marie



Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.



In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.


p.s.
never ever give up on your dreams, you will be surprised how many people truly look up to you for chasing your dreams && putting yourself out there :)


We are each given a talent && it's up to US to make use of it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Dior experience


Hello my gorgeous little readers,
I love love love when I put time aside for "blog time" I sit cuddled up in a blanket & listen to music...It's so relaxing to me.

As you all read in a previous blog & for those of your that follow my Twitter or Facebook I recently got hired by Dior as their Freelance Make Artist for the holiday season. It has been one of the greatest experience ever I am taking every moment it. I've always always tried to get with a make up company & for some reason it never happened, I almost got a position with Chanel a couple of years ago but it just wasn't my time. I told myself one day I would work for a high end make up company - & NOW I am proud to say I do. I set my mind to it & accomplished something I had always dreamed of. The funny thing is, it came to me without me even looking anymore. I was shopping at the mall & the Dior manager spotted me & my "make up" asked me questions I told her I was confident when it came to make up & applying it to people & that this was my passion - she got my information..a couple of days later she called me & went in to speak to her..thankfully she loved me but then the serious interview was the next day with Dior's Account Executive that flew in from Dallas just to meet me. I won't lie I was TERRIFIED, but I told myself "just go in there & do what you love to do." She walks in looking like a million dollar celebrity along with the top trainer for Dior which gave me a little fright. We meet, do some talking..& she says "This is our TOP make up artist & TOP trainer for Dior...take off all her make up & do a full make over on her - show me what you got!" My heart dropped but I was ready. I gave her a facial gave her a "day time" to "night time" look with the same shadow palette - I was nervous knowing this is their TOP Dior executive but once I started playing around with the make up all my little butterflies went away - THEY LOVED IT. Completely fell in love the main Account Executive takes a look while slowly turns her face looks at me "You got it, I want you to work a huge event tomorrow 12-8 can you make it" I wanted to cry, I almost screamed YES without even knowing if I had anything planned. I walked out feeling on top of the world. I sent a massive text to my boyfriend, family & friends "I officially work for DIOR!!!" Every single response made me teary "I knew it !!" "Omg I am soo proud of you!" My boyfriends especially made me cry, he was so proud & took me out to dinner and wanted to hear every single detail.



The next day was a HUGE EVENT for Dior, their Top Artists from Dallas flew down. I was nervous but they were my role models for the day. They were willing to show me a huge amount of tips. All my nervousness went away, I knew I was meant to do this. My very first "make over" on a client my new boss was shadowing me - I did what I knew and I made my client feel comfortable..after that ..I did at least 14 other make overs. They loved it & wanted to purchase every product. As I watch the other artists I realized they were in my shoes one day.. a little nervous, intimidated by such great experience they may have, and big dreams. I realized you need to start from the bottom to make it to the top. I realized you need to continue to put yourself out there & show the world your talents and it will all be returned to you one day. I realized you need to take in all the tips and tricks you possibly can because in the make up industry there is a never ending tips for you to know. My optimistic mind never went south & because of that I got the job I have always wanted.





Here is a photo of a make over I did a couple of days ago :) She absolutely loved it. I got her out of her comfort zone. She mentioned to me she "wants to wear colors, but I'm a little scared" I told her change is fun & it's a great way to express yourself. After showing her once I was finished she even got teary "I feel beautiful, thank you" best feeling in the world.





The lovely Dior counter & the photo down below - my make up kit.






These are two looks I had a couple of days at work. My make up for work is usually a "dramatic look" - smokey fun eyes & a bright fun lipstick. I'm not afraid of color/change, it's a way I express myself. I get excited to do my make up for work - I have to wear all black, so my uniform is pretty much how I do my eye makeup. I am the youngest working for them so my boss pushes me even more to do my make up "dramatic" to get customers to want to try our amazing products.

I think the best feeling in the world is after I am done doing a make up & let them see the mirror they sometimes can't believe the way they look & they will just look at me and say "I've never felt so beautiful" or "thank you I feel very confident" "Your work is breathtaking" best feeling ever!




Top questions I usually always get while I am giving a make over & having conversation with my clients...



"Who taught you how to do make up?"
No one :) I learned on myself. Ever since middle school I was always playing around with make up, then high school I was always the friend that would do everyones make up for dances or occasions. I feel that practice makes perfect. If I'm home after a long day & all done with everything I need for that day - I'll play around with eye shadows and come up with different looks just for fun. I am a self taught artist, I gather any tips I possibly can. Everyday I learn something new about make up, I read up magazines, anything and everything to learn something.


"Do you have a YouTube channel I can follow so I can learn more?"

ahhhh, I NEED TO START. I honestly have just had zero time since it's the ending of a semester but hopefully by next week I can have a day! I want to do shopping hauls, how to, tutorials, everything! I loveeee sharing everything I know :)




"Do you have any advice for me, I am JUST getting into make up & I have no idea what to do"

PLAY AROUND WITH IT :) You'll never know if you don't "like a look" if you don't mess around with your colors. Have fun with it. Have different looks, try fun colors to get out of your comfort zone. Practice on yourself once your home with nothing to do. Start by purchasing good quality products at a Drugstore, Target, CVS to learn more & once you feel you are confident you can start investing in higher brand make up - not that you have to, but only if you want too :)


Hope you all enjoyed this blog post, sorry it's pretty much a novel :)
I hope this inspired you to always have an open mind & be confident in yourself if you know what you are capable of achieving. If you don't push yourself & put yourself out there you'll never get to wear you know you deserve.


Love.

Natasha Marie

The best changes often start as single, simple thoughts. Think big, and discover how to make your dreams real.



Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NAKED palette makes me happy



Hey gorgeous dolls,
I finally got my hands on the new NAKED palette that I have been after since it first came out not too long ago but every time I would go to my Sephora it was SOLD OUT, of course because it's gorgeous! The boyfriend purchased me this item because he's adorable and loves to make my day! I'm loving all these colors, these colors are all everyday looks! You can use this palette for a whole month and come up with so many different looks! :) I'm excited to play around with this little baby - I already have actually :) I have some swatches for you down below so you can see how pigmented these colors are!


This palette is $48.00, I purchased mine at Sephora but you can also find it at Ulta or online if you wish :) This is definitely worth the price because you get a tons of product. You can definitely go from a day look to a night look just alone with this product. I'll definitely be carrying this palette with me on roadtrips instead of taking lots of individual eyeshadows. It has everything you need and it even came with their amazing eyeshadow primer - which is a PLUS!
You can go from a school day look, work look, night time look, natural morning look all in on palette, lovely.


Here are the colors up close & a small description :)
Virgin: a light hightlighter shadow
Sin: a shimmery pink color
Naked: very nude color for a natural day
Sidecar: Gorgeous bronzer shadow
Buck: dark brown matte shadow
Half baked: Golden and shimmery
Smog: Dark brown with shimmer
Darkhouse: Dark brown matte look
Toasted: light brown shimmer
Hustle: light brown matte
Creep: gorgeous black with shimmer
Gunmetal: beautiful gray with tons of shimmer.






Here's a swatch of the colors, they are all so gorgeous! I'll definitely be using this palette a lot & post photos :) It's a great investment because not only do you get their fabulous eyeshadow primer you get 12 beautiful shadows that you can do many looks with!





This was my make up & hair do for my very 1st Dior event I worked at. I had a well finished bun to the side and played around with it so it had more of a "messy bun" look. My make up was very dramatic with pink lips, I'll be posting a blog on my 1st Dior event & the wonderful experience I will forever remember.


Love.
Natasha

"I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it." ♥
Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Big MAC haul equals happiness


hiii my wonderful little followers :) I feel like I haven't had time to actually sit down && write a blog! Now is that time :)
A couple of days ago my sweetheart boyfriend let me go on a "MAC shopping spree" (: I was jumping up for joy & was the 1st person in the store the next day. I picked up tons of new products && wanted to share and give a short review on them, I'll also include the prices in case you are loving any of these items & want to go pick some up for yourself.
Let's get started..






Select Sheer/ Pressed Power in NC40.
$23.00
One of my favorite pressed powders, I used to use the Studio Fix power plus foundation - but that powder is specifically for "full coverage" since it already has foundation. I use this powder since I put on my separate foundation & use this powder to set my make up and prevent oily skin.






Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
$28.00
I'm obsessed with this product - this is my 2nd time buying this item. My last skinfinish lasted over a year!! It is a little pricey but it has tons of product and definitely LASTS!
Description: A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.
I sometimes use this to highlight my cheekbones or if days I feel my face looks a little pale I'll grab my large powder brush && sweep it all over my face for the perfect glow :)
Definitely one of my favorites for the past 2 years. GO BUY IT.





Star Violet & Naked Lunch eyeshadows
Star Violet $15.00 ____Naked Lunch $15.00
Love love love collecting their eyeshadows. Star Violet is gorgeous & a beautiful fall color! The description is "pinky - brown plum" best way to describe this color. This color would look gorgeous with nude lips for the fall. Naked lunch is one of my favorites & this is the 2nd time of me purchasing :) I loveee using this as a highlighter under my brows or on simple days where I go for a more natural look and just want a nice shimmer color. This is a must product it's gorgeous!




Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Petting Pink
$15.00
This is the first time of me purchasing this product, so far I'm loving this! I wanted a good conditioner for my lips & was introduced to this lovely product by one of the MAC make up artists. Not only does this condition your lips but it gives the most gorgeous tinted color on your lips! It has a light maroon color to it perfect for fall. While your conditioning your lips you also get a perfect color that can go with any skin color. And a plus side, it even tastes good! A strawberry taste for sure. I'm been using this the past couple of days and it gives my lips such a soft feel. I will be purchasing this item again for sure!




Limited Edition Nailpolish in Immortal God.
$15.00
This was love at first sight. This is one of their limited edition colors. It's gorgeous! It's a beautiful gold/darker green look. This is also a great fall color. I've worn this on my nails already and have gotten tons of compliments! It has a high gloss look & I've been wearing this item for the past 5 days with no chipping involved :)



False Lashes in Extreme Black
$19.00
Description:
Fashionably false in look, but honestly real, this mascara's key benefits of volume and curl are matched by a dramatic end look. The unique edge: the ultra-thickening formula in combo with the plush-'em-up action of its unique double-lush brush.
- This mascara gave my lashes tons of volume with zero clumping! Which is a must on me for mascaras! I have very long lashes and when I don't use a great mascara they can tend to look clumpy & that's not always a fun look.






Lustre Lipstick - Politely Pink
$14.50
Description of color:
"Dirty Pink"
This is such a pretty pink color, it can even go for a light pinkish nude. This can definitely be an "everyday" color for your lips since it won't make such a huge statement - not to bright, not to dull. It's the perfect pink color. It can go well with any outfit and give your face a good pop of color.



Amplified Creme Lipstick - Up the Amp
$15.00
THIS IS GORGEOUS. I don't even think this color needs a description :) It's beautiful. I can't wait to wear this lipstick, I'll definitely be sporting this lip color this weekend & post a few photos. I can't wait to wear this color with a fun smokey look on my eyes. There is "no rule" but sometimes I like make my lips a statement and my eyes a little less but other days I love doing both a smokey glam look on the eyes and a bright pink lipstick such as this one with bronzer on my cheeks instead of too much pink :)




Lipglass - Cultured
$18.50
This is a more darker shade of pink, to make it a less dark and more shimmery you can add any other clear gloss over your lips. It's such a pretty pretty pretty shade of pink, definitely on the darker side but it's always fun to change up your look.




Lustre Lipstick - Pretty Please
$14.50

Gorgeous pinkish nude color. Another great fall shade when you work your eyes more and give yourself a smokey eye look. This can definitely be an "everyday" look for your lips because it has such a nice and natural look. I actually wore this lip color today and it lasted almost half of the day without any crease. It has a great shade of pink/nude for the perfect color for your lips.



MAC 109 Small Contour Brush
$34.00

Description:
Area: Face & cheeks
Fibre: Soft Natural
Shape: Round with full tip
Use: Application, blending and contouring.

Love love love this brush. You can use brush for liquid foundation && it's the best for contouring your cheeks. This brush is a little pricey but it's a great investment that will last.






MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush
$42.00

Area: Face & Cheeks.
Fibre: Soft and gentle.
Shape: Large, flat topped, full circular.

I've been after this brush for such a long time! This is the perfect brush for applying foundation & for your pressed powder. The products you use on this brush stay on the top of the brush since it is a flat surface & doesn't leave any "fall out" on your clothes like most large brushes. I've been using this brush since I got it & it is amazing. Again, this brush is a little pricey but worth the investment.





Mineralize Blush in Danity
$22.00

Description: Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application.

This color is so gorgeous & I know this is the blush that Kim Kardashians make up artist always talks about. It has the most gorgeous glow to your cheeks and has the perfect pink color. You don't even have to apply twice to your cheeks just a one time sweep to both of your cheeks and you have some gorgeous looking glowing cheeks.



I hope you all enjoyed this post :) I hope you fell in love with these products as much as I did. I swear I said "thank you" to the boyfriend countless times. It is probably the greatest feeling to have someone at your side that truly believes in your passion and dreams you have for your life. He pushes me & wants to see me succeed because he believes in me & that is the most beautiful feeling in the world. I am truly blessed to have someone like him at my side. Never let anyone make you feel like you don't deserve what you want, he is my good karma. I was in shock when he let me go shopping & his response "I like to see you happy, this is your dream" Never in a million years would I think I would finally be a free lance make up artist for such a huge company, and still have all my clients I do make up on the side. This is all happening & I know this is just the beginning. I was pretty much dancing at the MAC counter, all thanks to him.

The end.

Love.
Natasha


I don't know who invented heels, but all women owe him a lot..



Future blogs:
- Vintage make up box from my sweet Grandma
- Working my very 1st Dior event & the experience.
- What's in my purse :)
& any other ones you would like drop me a comment.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Favorite Drug Store Foundation


Hey lovely followers of mine, (:
I'm definitely going to try && keep up with my blogs. I love love love sharing all my favorites, my tips, organization tips, photos, anything and everything with you all. You guys leave me the sweetest comments, emails, tweets, messages all of it is very much appreciated and I love getting back to you ladies. If you all have any fun requests you all would love for me to write about drop a comment & I will definitely post it.
Now back to this review.
This is by far my favorite drug store foundation && concealer.
This is Revlon's Photo Ready foundation && concealer - both in color Medium. I've used it many many times & I absolutely love it. It leaves this great shimmer on your face that gives you a nice glow. I've read many other reviews & most reviews state they don't like the "shimmer look" but I absolutely love it. I've used this many times on myself && also while doing make up on other people. I recently used this on one of my clients that she had an event to go to and she fell in love with the product. The cost is very friendly, the foundation itself was only $11.99 - the bottle has tons of product & it has lasts me quite a long time. The concealer costs $8.99 - I purchase these items at Target but you can purchase it at WalMart, CVS, Walgreens, Ulta - or any store that carries cosmetics. I definitely recommend this product, I love love love it. I do have tons of other high brand concealers but it's always good to have a variety. Since it's "photo ready" all the photos that I have taken while wearing this foundation gives you a light shimmery glow to your face. The concealer gives you great coverage - I don't use a TON of concealer - mainly just under my eyes, T- zone, and any spotty marks I may have on my face. I used to be iffy about drug store foundations & always thought there was no way they would give me the coverage compared to MAC & other higher end brands but this product definitely does :) So if you're just starting in make up or looking for a new good foundation/concealer definitely try this one :)
Here are a few up close photos from the product.





Love.
Natasha Marie



"Life is good, forget the forecast. Every day is sunny."



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween outfit and make up for the night


Hey lovely ladies,
Wow, it seems like forever since I have had time to sit down and blog. School has been busy and I haven't had any "girl time" to just sit down and relax. Now it's time. By the way thank you ALL for your sweet comments on my "peacock" inspiration look, I loved reading them! And also to the sweet emails I get ! :) I hope everyone had a blast on Halloween! This Halloween was a blast, as you can see my our fun photo on top my best friend && I were Thing1 & Thing2. Our costume was a hit, it was honestly a blast getting dressed up and dancing around in our tutu & wearing our wig (that took forever to actually hide all our hair ! ) But at the end, we loved loved loved our costume! I did our make up very dramatic with tons of glitter, pictures down below our our eye make up. A little tip on wearing a wig...lol.. since we didn't have a lot of time to really pin it up like we had planned...my other friend had an extra panty hose that we cut up in less than 10 mins to put our hair in it so our wig we look normal, well since we did it extra fast it didn't work but if we HAD done it the right way like our friend it would have worked wonderfully ! So if you're ever planning on wearing a wig - do the panty hose trick! Cut a medium to large piece of the panty hose, pin your hair up with tons of bobby pins, and then slip on the panty hose to secure your hair in place and add the wig - and BAM! A wonderful perfect wig with no hair sticking out. (Our hair was definitely sticking out a little in the back, thank goodness it was dark) All in all - this was such a fun halloween costume. The tutu, the wig, the dramatic eye make up, and homemade shirts thanks to my lovely friends. I photos below of my eye make up, eye liner, and mascara I used on this look. Enjoy :)



For the different blue eyes shadows and highlighter below my eyebrow - they all came from the lovely 120 Palette, you can find it on Amazon, Ebay or any cosmetics website. For only about $22 :)




For my blue eyeliner I used my favorite eyeliner ever, Lancome's liquid eyeliner in Midnight Glam.



This product ALWAYS comes in handy, once I was done with my eye shadows I used a small eye shadow brush to place tons of glitter over my eyes and under my eyes to give us a dramatic look.


Mascara for the night :: Lancome Doll Lashes. This mascara does wonders on my lashes, tons of volume - no clumpy lashes.

Hope you all enjoyed this post.

Love.
Natasha Marie



"Once your mind is calm and full of love, there is no room for hatred or fear.."