Thursday, July 31, 2014

Aria Night Out Complete Look

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Hey Dolls, so today I have a really cool post for you.  A few weeks ago I was contacted by the Content Director of Vegas.com to see if I would be interested in doing a blog post inspired by a night out at the Aria Resort.  I replied.... heck yeah lol.   So this complete look is all about a date night to see Cirque Du Soleil: Zarkana at The Aria Resort.  As always let's start with the makeup! 

I FINALLY used my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.  Oh GAWD, in love I am! 

For this eye look I used Trick all over my lid, Factory in the crease and Blackheart on the outer corner.  I also used Trick on my lower lash line from the inner corner to about half way then Blackheart the rest of the way.  I lined my lower and upper water line with Milani Liquif'Eye metallic eye liner pencil in Black. In my tear ducts to brighten it up I used Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast.  For this nude lip I used E.L.F lip liner in Natural and NYX Sable.  But I just had to do a bold lip with it as well ;).

This is NYX Chambord! Which is your favorite, the nude lip or the bold lip? I'm a sucka for bold! 

The Rest Of The Face Beat:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
  • Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara (2 coats)
  • New York Color Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer Shade 684
  • Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream Deep Sheer Tint
  • Black Radiance True Complexion Under Eye Concealer CA8010 (Dark Spots and Discoloration)
  • L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Concealer W 6-7-8 (Highlight)
  • Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder Dark
  • Black Radiance Pressed Powder Rich Mahogany (Contour)
  • New York Color Kohl Brow/Eyeliner Pencil Sable (eyebrows)
  • E.L.F Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara
  • Milani Baked Blush Fantastico Mauve
  • Maybelline Master Glaze Bronzer Stick Glistening Amber (cheekbone, cupids bow & nose highlight)
  • Tarte Park Ave Princess (cheekbone, cupids bow & nose highlight)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Now the nails...


My nails were directly inspired by Zarkana. More specifically the Ringmaster Zarks' outfit.
When I saw his rose print top hat and cape I knew I had to figure out a way to get it my nails.  Thankfully Mr. Starlett Approved recently bought acrylic paints and they worked perfectly.  I did the gray with black stripes on my other nails to match the pants.  Adding the rhinestones for that extra pizazz....hey it's Vegas ;P.

What I Used:
Revlon Black Magic
New York Color Sidewalkers
Red Acrylic Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
Born Pretty Store Rhinestones

Now for the outfit I chose a black and white look with a splash of color.  My favorite combo, especially if a leather dress is involved! 

I really hope you enjoyed this post because I had a lot of fun doing it.  Complete look posts are the most time consuming but they're probably my favorite ones to do.  If you have any suggestions of a post you'd like to see me do please let me know in the comments below or email.

Thanks For Stopping By!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Let's Play Catch Up

Posted by Starlett Approved at 6:32 PM 0 comments
Hey Beauties, I know it's been a while since I made a blog post.  If you follow me on Twitter, Tumblr and/or Instagram you know that I didn't disappear completely.  So today's post will include all the things I didn't make a blog post for, that I posted on my other social networks...yay.  This is going to be a long one.  Hmmm why don't we start this baby with NAILS!



I did these babies back in May for our family Disney Vacation in California.  So neon, so awesome.  For this design I used Floss Gloss Dimepiece, Milani Cosmetics Pink Hottie and Forever 21 Neon Green.


This delicious little swatch is Milani Cosmetics Sugar High on top of Wet n Wild Tropicalia.
Ugh I loved these...sheer black is EVERYTHING to me right now.  I'm definitely going to make some more sheer colors. For this I used Revlon Black Magic, Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Confetti, Daily Charme Swarovski Crystals and Born Pretty Store Swarovski Crystals.


My Fourth of July nails...obviously ;).  Later that week I added glitter to the polka dots and stripes nail and it looked so awesome.  I hate when I think of glitter after the fact :(.  For these I used Revlon Spirit, Wet n Wild Red Red, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, and Jade Psicodelica.


Now for my most recent nails, I did these last week.  Some neon aztec nails with some studs and a frame nail on top of Ninja Polish FLOAM! Oh my gosh, I forgot I had this guys.  Can you believe that?  How dare I. The neon pink is Jesse's Girl Beach Babe and the studs are from Born Pretty Store.

Now...the makeup! Here is a Tropical Summery Ombre Lip I did using Kaoir Cosmetics Truly Outrageous and Ooh La La.


Next up are swatches of some of the lipsticks I got from the NYX Macaron Lippie Collection.  



Pistachio

Lavender

Chambord

Last but not least, a hair update.  My hair journey is going so great.  It was rough in the beginning but back in February I did a final trim, that got rid of all the damaged hair.  I'm completely in love with my natural hair.  It's healthy and I'm very happy.  Coming up I want to share with you my hair routine and favorite hair products.  Until then here is a photoset I create for my natural hair 2 year anniversary last month. 

If you made it this far THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU!!! This was a lot :).  I'm going to try really hard to not have to do this again. *crosses fingers* 

Thanks For Stopping By!















Friday, March 7, 2014

Graffiti Nail Art

Posted by Starlett Approved at 2:50 PM 0 comments
HI!!!! I know, it's been AGES.  Sorry about the hiatus. Micah got sick then I got sick and it just threw off my mojo.  I'm getting it back, little by little :).  My birthday was 2 weeks ago and I couldn't celebrate without doing my nails.  That would've been just blasphemous.

I wanted something bright and fun to help me out of my little funk. These definitely did the trick.  I wuv how these came out.  Super easy to do and now I want ALL of the Formula X for Sephora glitters.  Just look at TNT! Ugh so gorge-balls.

To get this look I randomly sponged Revlon Black Magic over my Revlon Spirit.  Followed by one healthy coat each of Formula X TNT and Mind Blowing.  For an extra pop of color I used neon pink square studs I got from Born Pretty.

I just want to apologize again for vanishing.  Winter does things to me lol. I hibernate and it's inexcusable haha. I'll see you next week with a St. Patricks Day post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Floral Nail Art

Posted by Starlett Approved at 1:12 PM 0 comments
Hey babes!  How is everyone doing? Awesome I hope ;). Today's post is going to be short and sweet because my brain isn't working right now lol. So I'm just going to throw down the picture of my nails here :)
I really love floral designs and I love how these came out. To me the beauty of a floral print anything is in the imperfections.  No need for perfect lines and brush strokes.  Another great thing...you don't need a lot of tools.  You can create a beautiful floral design with just the nail polish brush and a toothpick. 
For these I used a small dotter, a tiny detail brush and a small triangle shaped brush (not sure how to describe it). Here's a list of the polishes I used:

New York Color SideWalkers 
Wet n Wild On A Trip
New York Color Lavender Cupcake
H & M Beauty Bandit
Essie Mesmerize
Essie Bikini So Teeny
H & M Something Blue
Wet n Wild Candy-Licious
New York Color City Sweets Pink
Milani Cosmetics Rapid Cherry
Sephora by O.P.I Caught With My Khakis Down
Sephora Military Jacket

Thanks For Stopping By!!




Friday, January 10, 2014

Red Lips Are A Girls' OTHER Best Friend

Posted by Starlett Approved at 1:21 PM 0 comments
Heeeeeyyyyy, I'm finally doing another lip color post! YAY!!  I felt like it was a little too late to try to do my current fall/winter favorites.  If you don't think so and you want me to do one, let me know in the comments below.  I will definitely oblige.  So I figured with Valentines Day approaching it would be a good time to share with you, all my red lip colors. 
Let's get a closer look at each one...



Sephora Cream Lip Stain Always Red 01 It's the perfect shade of red and has a velvety matte finish.  



Wet n Wild Red Velvet It's so vibrant IRL and has a creamy matte finish.







Wet n Wild Stoplight Red It's very similar to Red Velvet just a little darker.

 





                                                     




Sephora Lip Attitude Chic C13 Best described as a strawberry red with a glossy finish.






Milani Cherry Crave A gorgeous cherry red with a metallic finish.








Wet n Wild megalast liquid lip color Cherry On Top It's a nice deep cherry red when applied.  After it dries it lightens a little bit with a matte finish.








Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb A wine red shade with a cream matte finish.








Milani Black Cherry It's name is the best way to describe it. A vampy black cherry shade with a glossy finish.  







I hope you enjoyed this post, I had fun doing it.  I'm a makeup junkie that gravitates towards lip products and nail polish.  So you will definitely see more posts like this one in the future :).
I was a little iffy about including Black Cherry because it's so dark it looks purple.  I swatched it alongside Red Velvet and one of my purple lipsticks and it looked more red than purple in my opinion.

Which one(s) do you like the most? My personal favorites are Always Red, Red Velvet and Cherry Bomb.

Thanks For Stopping By!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Going with a Classic

Posted by Starlett Approved at 3:45 PM 3 comments
Happy New Year, Beautiful!! 
Hey there, I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year.  2013 ended eh for me, I was sick and it was nasty.  It left me a bit blah, so I decided to do something simple for today's post.  I thought it was only fitting to begin the new year with what started all of this...nail art.  To be more specific leopard print nail art.
In 2011 I reacquainted myself with nail art, after a very long hiatus lol, because I wanted leopard print on my nails.  Now it's a classic nail design, right there with the french manicure.  But always feeling new with the countless number of color combos you can do.  For this design I used O.P.I. Don't Pretzel My Buttons (a serious lemming I'm so happy it's finally mine), Sephora by O.P.I. Caught With My Khakis Down, and China Glaze Mingle with Kringle.  I have a couple gold polishes and Mingle with Kringle is DEFINITELY my favorite.  Do you see it's gorgeousness?  It's the perfect gold!!!  I feel sorry for my other golds because they are seriously about to get neglected lol.  

What was your gateway design into nail art?  I'd love to know, let me know in the comments below.

Thanks For Stopping By!



Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year's Eve Complete Look

Posted by Starlett Approved at 2:38 PM 0 comments
Salutations beautiful, hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Mine was perfect, I got everything I wanted, great times with family and Micah was the happiest little monster, with all his new toys.  I actually can't believe it's over and we're headed towards the new year, and the biggest party night of the year.

For my last post of 2013, I put together another completed look for you guys.  New Year's Eve makeup, nails and a Polyvore set.  New Year's Eve is all about glitter and bling.  I believe I brought the sparkle lol. Let's just jump right into it, shall we? First up, the makeup...



Ermagerd, I'm soooo happy with the way these came out. The gold is much more intense IRL. I wish you could see it.  To get this eye look I used Stila Eyeshadow trio Gold Glow and Make up Forever Diamond Shadow Diamond Black.  Here's how I used them:


I hope that photo was helpful.  Now you can try this out for yourself if you'd like. This look is so versatile you can pretty much wear any lip color.  You can go bold like I did with purple.  This is Revlon Matte Balm in Shameless...


Or you can wear a classic red, pink or nude lip.  If you're real adventurous even gold, it's New Year's Eve go cray cray lol.

Here's a list of the other products I used.

Eyes
Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner Blackest Black
Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Black
Cargo Lash Activator
Milani Total Lash Cover Black


Eyebrows
Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit
E.L.F. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Mascara Clear


Lips
Revlon Matte Balm Shameless


Face
NYC Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer 684
Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation Caramel 260
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Cafe 30
Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer Yellow Corrects (Highlight)
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder Medium Deep
Valana Loose Powder Red Amber (Contour)
Nars Super Orgasm
L'Oréal Magic Lumi Highlighter Deep
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray


Flower Crown Forever 21

Now the nails....


Nothing fancy, just gold glitter polish and rhinestones.  I wanted to use loose gold glitter but my Born Pretty Store order wants to take 2 months to get to me :(.  China Glaze Angel Wings is definitely a gorgeous substitute.  The rhinestones are from Born Pretty Store.

To bring it all together, a New Year's Eve party outfit inspiration. 




This post may suggest otherwise but I actually plan on staying home and ringing in the New Year with my boys.  I live in NYC but I've only gone to a New Year's Eve party ONCE, and I don't ever plan on doing it again lol. 
What are your New Year's Eve Plans?

Thanks For Stopping By!   Happy New Year, See ya in 2014

 

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