Mar 4, 2010

WINNER of Blog Candy #001

hey guys,
the winner of this months blog candy is ,
Miss Jessica T

congrats girlie... i will email you shortly.

see you guys soon.. i have class tonight so i need to read up on some chapters.
love you,

Feb 27, 2010


Hey guys!
So, I just want to make this quick.
I still have Stila brushes and I’m still selling them. click here to see them BUT I wanted to hold a small blog candy giveaway! I want to have small giveaways randomly just on my blog. So if you frequent my blog and comment from time to time, you might see there are some goodies up for grabs.

What's up for grabs?
This month I will be giving away a #2 and #5 brush. The #2 brush is perfect for applying under eye makeup. It can be used to apply concealer flawlessly or a very soft smoky blend of colors under the bottom lashes. The #5 brush is a wide paddle brush, think of MAC 239 but wider and a little thicker. The brush is great for applying your lid color and highlight color.

How to enter:
1.obviously follow this blog
2.comment this post with your name and email may only enter once so no spamming on this giveaway

when will the giveaway end:
The blog candy will be open from right now (Saturday Feb. 27) and close next Wednesday (March 3rd) at 11:59pm PST!

Good luck to everyone!
Here’s my latest video that I have not posted anything on yet… ugh, I need to post that asap lol.

Love you,

Feb 19, 2010

WINNER of Sigma Makeup Brush GIVEAWAY

I wanted to personally thank each and every one of you guys who entered. I t really means a lot to me that u took your time to enter this great giveaway and follow me on here. My blog is just starting out but I want you guys to b e right there with me to help me improve it...

As you all know I just held a sigma makeup brush giveaway. There were over 70,000 comments! Woah! That’s a lot of time you guys spent at your computer commenting in hopes of winning. I know there were some people that said it was unfair to comment more than once but honestly, I knew people were going to do it anyways. For those that felt this giveaway was unfair, the next one will be a single entry giveaway. My giveaways will not always be the same; they will change up from time to time so always read the directions.

Well, with the help of the winner was chosen this afternoon. I have emailed the winner and she should be responding very shortly. If I hear no response from her in 5 days another winner will be chosen.

the winner is:

Let’s congratulate her on winning. I know you girls spent long periods of time in front of your computer entering but maybe you’ll win in the next giveaway. This isn’t the last giveaway I will be holding, there will be many more. The next one is either a giveaway or a giveaway. Either one that I review first will sponsor it.

Ok well babes, I’m outta here! Time to finally roll out of bed and post a short video on YouTube about the winners :)

Love you

Feb 11, 2010


Finally, I was able to review the amazing sigma makeup brushes I received a couple weeks ago…

They are simply incredible. The quality of these brushes is just out of this world. We all know how great MAC brushes are but we also know how pricey they are as well. I myself do not have all the MAC brushes but I have a few. They are great quality and get the job done right.

Now, these sigma brushes you’ve heard of from many gurus on YouTube are either comparable to MAC or better. Yes, I said better! I know, I know you can’t believe some one said that but to be 100% truthful, sigma has really made great brushes at an affordable price. They’re not dirt cheap but when you buy the brush kits, they end up cost fairly cheap per brush.

Ok ok ok… I know why you’re here; it’s for the giveaway lol. Ok got it! Here we go again, yayy!!!!

To enter :

♥ you must follow my blog

(Make sure your public profile on blogger says you follow my blog)

♥ Write your name

♥ Write “I would LOVE to try out Sigma Makeup brushes!”

♥ and your email, please

Enter as many times as you want. The more you enter the better your chances are to win.

What’s at stake?
You will receive 12 professional quality brushes for a complete makeover! Everything you need to apply makeup to eyes and face.
A value of $89 is yours if you’re randomly chosen.

love you,

Feb 10, 2010

Double Rainbow!

Hey guys,
So as I battled through 5 hours of traffic yesterday (-_-) in the pouring rain, my wonderful boyfriend and I saw this beautiful sight! I have never seen 2 rainbows in my entire life. We drove all over the world and back yesterday and we were finally in Downtown LA. The pouring rain was finally easing up and the clouds finally drifted away, the sun started to shine bright. My beautiful LA sky started to turn back to its gorgeous blue color. Once I saw that, all was well in the hood (literally lol).

Any who, I just wanted to share the pretty rainbows I saw!

I filmed a sigma makeup brush review today so I shall edit that tonight and hope to post it right after. I can’t tell you enough how much I love the brushes. They are honestly comparable or even better than MAC! The quality of the brushes is just unbelievable. They are worth every penny and more some. I highly recommend them!

Hmm, while I am sharing about an upcoming video I might as well post what’s coming up soon now that my camera is fixed. *woohoo*

Up coming videos in no order:
♥ sigma makeup brush review/giveaway
♥ sigma makeup makeup review/tutorial
♥ Valentines Day look (I might be too late lol)
♥ konad nail stamp
♥ collective haul for jan/feb

Well guys, I will be posting the giveaway rules in a little…
Love you,

Feb 7, 2010

Still waiting for my camera

Hey guys,

I'm still waiting for my camera to be fixed. Hopefully it is ready by the 9th like they said. Ughhh I hate waiting for repairs. They seem like they take forever.

Anywho, I just wanted to tell you guys that soon there will be a fun small surprise if u frequent my blog and are in the US. It's known as blog candy.

K I guess I'll roll out of bed now. Yeah, I'm still in bed. It's one of those days. Yay for laaaazy Sundays!

Love ya,

Feb 5, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Winners for UNII palette

Hi guys
Ok well first off I would love to tell you how happy and thankful I am for having so many of you guys enter the giveaway here on my blog. I want to make this blog more productive. I want to post pictures and post more about beauty related topics. I want this to be a place where you guys enjoy visiting.

Unfortunately my camera broke a week ago and is being fixed. They said by the 9th it should be ready to pick up, but you never know with repair shops. They sometimes fix things fairly fast or take weeks to get around to it.

Anyway, let’s get down to business….. The winners of the giveaway!
I’ll list winners but not their complete email address.


Congrats to all the winners. If you noticed there are 6 winners. I accidentally chose 6 winners but the owner of UNII cosmetics was fine with the extra winner so yaaaaaay! Haha how awesome are they? I was worried there was going to be some kind of problem but UNII cosmetics really hooked it up! haha. They're a great company and I would suggest them over and over again.

Ok lovers I will see you with a Sigma brush review and another giveaway very soon!


Feb 2, 2010

UPDATE: giveaway winners, broken camera, & up coming videos (another giveaway)

Hey hey,
Ok, so contest winners have been chosen! I have to count through the comments to find the winners so give me a little time to sift through the almost 80,000 posts lol.
I’m going to try and post the winners tonight.

Maybe I can have my boyfriend help me double check I have the right person when counting lol.... yeah, he'll help me out.

Aside from the give away, my camera is broken.
(Insert sad face here)
It’s being fixed right now as I type this. I hope they fix it before soon so I can keep posting on YouTube. I need to post the winners, a Valentine’s Day look, sigma brush review and makeup, and another giveaway. :)

Ok, guys I hope to see you very soon!
Love you,

Jan 22, 2010


OK so ive noticed that some of you guys have commented the post which is amazing BUT make sure youre a follower of my blog. if i cant find you in my follower list and youre randomly chosen, i am sorry but some one else will be chosen.



YES, the time has come to hold a give away to my wonderful subscribers. I couldn’t wait to do this for you guys so let’s get it started!

1. SUBSCRIBE to my blog, click the subscribe to
posts button and select an option.
2. Comment THIS POST!
3. Just write:
♥ pick TWO palettes you want
(pomegranate, twilight, lemongrass, snow, or eggplant)

cooooooool. That’s all you have to do :)
This give away is open to everyone. so yes we will ship internationally if you win and live outside of the US :)

I’m so excited for this. I really want you guys to learn about this company and product. The owner has put in so much time and effort into creating the UNII palettes. They’re cute and chic. I love mine already and one is actually in my purse. Which I hate carrying makeup lol.

here's my review of the palette:

So, again! I hope everyone enters and good luck to all! :)
Love you guys,

Jan 21, 2010

REVIEW: Hard Candy

So as I walk through the cosmetic aisles of Walmart, this brand called Hard Candy caught my eye. I have never heard of it or seen it so I decided to try at least something out from the line.

I grabbed the concealer palette because I’m a concealer nut and it had so many choices in the palette for $6. Too bad it sucked. It was too creamy and it felt like lotion with some little color. I was very disappointed in the brand but I only tried one product they offer. If you have any suggestions I’ll try them out and maybe it’s my new favorite brand.

Any who, here’s the video:

I will see you guys soon!
Vanes <3

Jan 19, 2010

Sunsets are so pretty sometimes

... just sometimes lol

well, here's my come back video!

love you

Jan 18, 2010

EOTD 002 and sneaky peeky

Hey hey hey!
So today is one raaaaaaainy day! As soon as the sun starting shining through my windows I grabbed the camera and recorded a video! YAY! Please excuse my gross hair; it NEVER rains in LA lol

OOOHH!! please forgive the big zit and the messy brows!

Ok so here’s my look:
I’ve been obsessed with matte colors, orange and pink. It’s weird but I’m gong with it! lol


The products I used:
MAC painterly paint pot
CoastalScents 88 shimmer/matte palette (3 oranges and the matte black)
MAC sketch e/s
MAC ricepaper e/s
MAC tenderling blush
MAC faux l/s
MAC oyster girl lip glass
MAC blactrack fluidline

I will be posting the video in the early hours of the morning. I am almost done editing so you’ll see it soon 

Bye huns!

Jan 17, 2010

EOTD 001

Eye Of The Day
welcome to my first post!

So in order to make my blog better I will be posting my eyes of the day! I want to keep you guys posted and maybe this will help me make better video looks as well.

So I did this look for New Years Eve and listed below are the products I used.

Products used in no order:
MAC studio fix fluid NC30
MAC loose powder NC30
MAC painterly paintpot OF COURSE lol
NYX barely there e/s
MAC romp e/s
MAC rule e/s
MAC beauty marked e/s and lots of it! Lol
MAC dab ling e/s
MAC ricepaper e/s
Cherry Culture #138 lashes (MY FAVE)
MAC angel lipstick
MAC smilin’ dazzle glass



I hope you guys enjoy this look. It’s very similar to my Kim K. video I did awhile ago but this one I just added on more black not brown.

Now I’m trying to figure out what to do to make up for the lack of give away :/ blahhhh

Sorry guys

Ok well I hope all is well with you. Its raining here in LA and it’s so gloomy! Gloomy weather makes for crappy lighting in a video lol. Greattttt. Ok ok, now I’m going.

Love you,

sad, sad, sad :(

So... ugh I hate to say this but the sponsor for the give away just pulled out.

They had to retract from sponsoring the products because the palettes had a small problem. The company and manufacturer are working hard on fixing the glitch. They will contact me and update me on the progress of the palettes. Hopefully its fixed fast and I can hold the give away for you guys.

I just feel bad for the company because the owner is a sweet girl. She’s been working hard on her products and for this to come out of nowhere is heart breaking to me. I also feel bad because I promised something but I won’t be able to deliver it yet... soon, but not yet.

I hope you guys understand. :/


Jan 13, 2010

OH, one more thing

Louis says Herrohhhhh lol

i know he isnt a cat but im a doggy lover.
he wishes you many lovely naps like the ones he has all the darn time.
lucky him!

love and happiness,
vanes <3


i havent blogged in 11 days

umm, way to keep up with the blogging vanessa!
FAIL! lol

ok ok.. so ive been working hard for you guys lately. i want to come back with videos that you guys are gonna love and be excited to see new products. one way i know i can do that is by holding a give away. NOT a contest.

i want to make it easy for my viewers to actually get their hands on some free merch! WOO! lol so far, i have a company that will sponsor a cool contest with 5 winners. yay for more than 1 winner! i dont want to say what it is yet buttttt hey i like the prize and i know you will too :)

ok so a couple days ago i got in the mail some cool new palettes to review. theyre from a company called UNII Cosmetics (its pronounced like unique but no Q). i love these little palettes already. theyre pretty neat. i will be filming a video today after i get back home from looking for a new job. (wish me luck)



theyre cute and i already got my mom hooked on using it. :)

ooook my love bunnies, im gonna hit the sack.. see you tomorrow.
im kinda nervous about my first video. i dont want to just push products on you, i want u guys to see a new cosmetics brand and get some free stuff :) so please dont take it the wrong way. ive seriously been trying to hook YOU up. :)

k byeeee

ps nickelodeon puzzles with my little cousins are fun!

Jan 2, 2010

old brush, new use!

now 2009 was an ok year for me. i met the most amazing man ever and i transferred to a Cal State but the rest of the year sucked. you can read about it in an older post if youd like to hear more. lets hope this new year is AMAZING. i hope for this year to bring us all health, happiness and a boom in the economy lol.

ok now that we got the new years cheer out of the way :P time to get down to some bloggin today.

well, for new years eve i was able to freelance again. OH HOW IVE MISSED FREELANCING! lol. first off i met up with my beautiful cousin annjanett and did a soft tan smokey eye. she has small eye space and doesnt wear makeup often so i didnt want to over power her beautiful green eyes. after i finished up with annjanett, i drove to my next appointment. my beautiful friend mayra!

mayra has my favorite lid space and eye shape. she isnt afraid of color and heavy smokey eyes. her dress was all black with a zipper, umm can you say SILVER AND BLACK. we went dark on her eyes for that super dramatic eye and to finish it off i gave her that "bro hoe" look. smokey eye with soft pink lips lol.


when i applied her lipstick i didnt use a lip brush. I HATE LIP BRUSHES WITH A PASSION! theyre always gunky and sticky and just nasty. the only time i wish i had a lip brush is when i use red lipstick but come on, when the heck do i use red lipstick? lol almost never, duh!

so i grabbed my synthetic concealer shading brush from coastal scents ( ive had this brush for about a year now and never really used it. its bigger than the 239 and it worked PERFECT for applying lipstick and lip gloss. the brush held color great and applied the products perfectly. and to wash it, it was a sinch. i just used some dawn dish soap and it was clean as a whistle in a few seconds.

heres what it looks like and its $4.39

ok so i just wanted to let you guys know my new discovery and maybe itll be useful for you guys :)