Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What You Need To Know About Wireless Remotes For DSLR Cameras





PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
AmazonBasic Wireless Remote

Link referenced above DOES NOT Fit all models of Canon Cameras.  Please research your model :)

Also, this remote only works with a 2 second delay.  If you want an instant remote please research a RC-6.

WHAT I LOVE:
*10 Foot Range
*Easy to Use
*Size
*Price

WHAT I DON'T LOVE
*Battery Dies Quickly


Monday, December 15, 2014

Get Ready With Me Featuring Mac Nasty Gal Lipstick Gunner



I had no intentions of buying any of the new lipsticks from the Nasty Gal collections until I saw a swatch of Gunner.  Such a beautiful matte purple.  I am loving the darker lips for fall and winter.


Gunner is sold out online but you can check your local MAC stores and counters.  For a matte lipstick Gunner does not feel drying and the pigmentation is spot on.  

Makeup Used:
Eye Primer: The Balm
Face Primer: NYX Pore Filler
*MAC Paint Pot: Soft Ochre
*MAC Pigment: Naked 
*Mac Shadow: Soft Brown
*MAC Lipliner: Vino
*MAC Lipstick: Gunner- sold out online.  Check your stores and  counters
*MAC Contour: Harmony
*MAC Blush: Melba
Concealer: Benefit Fake Up- Light
*MAC Brow Pencil: Lingering
*MAC Brow Set: Brunette
Brow Highlight: Chella Highlighter

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Top: Torrid
Pants:  Torrid
Boots: Target
Beauty: New Mexico

I did film a makeup look using Gunner and love it.  Are you loving the dark lips trend?  






Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday Obsessions


I love this look.  Simple dress and booties.  I also think the pop of color in the clutch is adorable. 

NO SOURCE- If this is your pic please email me mandyjeanchic@gmail.com

Am I the only one who finds this look sexy?  The rolled up jeans and boots are so cool!  I never thought about a man doing that but I like it :)

If this could be my winter uniform I would be happy.  I love the pattern mixing and leopard.  Leopard is a neutral in Mandyland. 

Plaid and polar bears!  Love it!  I've been obsessed with creating pillow covers. 

I am making this today!  I think this is such a great art piece for a makeup room.  

What are you currently obsessing over? 







Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What You Need to Know About SD Cards

I am hoping to turn this into a series on my youtube channel.  I love sharing tips and what I've learned over my few years of blogging and making youtube videos.

Enjoy! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

MAC Holiday 2014 Pigment Set- Gold & Beige Review

MAC, Holiday, Pigment, Gold, Beige, Swatches

MAC has done it again!  They released awesome holiday sets!  I am particularly fond of this pigment set in Gold & Beige.  5 Amazing colors that do not disappoint!

MAC, Holiday, Pigment, Gold, Beige, Swatches
Left to Right: Lithe, English Gilt, Pretty It Up, Gold Glitter and Deep Brown

Each set contains 4 pigments and 1 glitter.  The sizes are smaller than the full size pigments and retail for $35.  Such a great deal! The only downside to this collection for me is the containers themselves.  The top is very hard to get a brush into.  As much as I love the look of the smaller pigment jars I find myself pouring into the cap or onto a napkin.  I find pouring onto a napkin to be slightly wasteful but what can a makeup addict do?  

All of the pigments are beautiful neutral colors that blend beautiful to create amazing eye looks.  What I love the most about pigments is you have control of the look.  You can use a base under the pigment to create a highly concentrated color or use them as a subtle highlight.  So many options! 

I am obsessed with all of the holiday packaging at MAC.  I love the glitter box!  

MAC, Holiday, Pigment, Gold, Beige, Swatches

Lithe reminds me of Naked but a little more peach than pink.  Beautiful peachy nude with shimmer. Gorgeous lid color that reflects light golden beige.  Looks stunning applied wet or dry. Limited Edition. 


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English Gilt is my new favorite pigment.  Bright Champagne with cool shimmer.  I love applying this wet to the lid.  Limited Edition. 

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Pretty It Up is a stunning olive with pearlized shimmer.  Applied dry it gives your lid a beautiful shimmer.  When applied wet you lids will have a metallic look.  Beautiful for the holidays! Limited Edition. 

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Gold glitter is just that, gold glitter.  When applying you must use a base or something for the glitter to stick to.  Gold can me used many different ways.  Very chunky.  Permanent. 

Oddly enough MAC does not recommend using this on your eyes.  

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Deep Brown is a color I never would have purchased and I am SO happy it was in this set.  I never thought a deep matte brown pigment would be so easy to blend and all around amazing.  Applying this to my outer V gave my look a stunning smokey effect.  

Top to Bottom: Deep Brown, Gold Glitter, Pretty It Up, English Gilt and Lithe

Did you pick up any MAC holiday sets?  What do you think of these pigments?  I will be using this pigments in a few looks this week and will update this blog post with pictures.  So far I am loving them! 


Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Goals

Now that life has settled down I am back to creating my monthly goals.  Goals are a HUGE part of my life.  I find they keep me motivated and pushing forward.

What are some of your goals this month?