Monday, December 24, 2012

New Video! Festive Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Happy Christmas Eve! My gift for you is this makeup tutorial, for a fun holiday makeup look. It's my first tutorial I've done on my new camera, and I'm happy with it but definitely see some room for improvement. That's okay, most of all I'm really happy with how this look turned out.

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in Ivorie 1
The Body Shop All In One BB Cream in 01
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC15
MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NW15
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Pencil in 8C
MAC Lipstick in Style Curve
Lip Fusion XL Lip Gloss
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyeliner Pencil in 2L
Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Thanks so much for watching! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Video: My Favorite Winter Nail Polishes

Just put up my video this week, it's the first with my new camera! Super excited, and it's all about nail polish. 

Polishes Mentioned:
Sephora by OPI- Domestic Goddess
Sinful Colors- Midnight Blue
Sephora by OPI- Keep Me On My Mistletoes
OPI- I’m Not Really A Waitress
OPI- Kennebunkport
Sephora by OPI- Fiercely Fabulous
Revlon- Stunning
Sephora by OPI- Bring On The Snowflakes
China Glaze- Jolly Holly
Sephora by OPI- Leaf Him At The Altar

Thanks for watching! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Video: November 2012 Favorites

New video! My first monthly favorites video on my new channel, how exciting! 

Products mentioned: 
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Ludwig 
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer in Bare 
Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint in Enchanted
Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance Lipstick in Inspired
Stila Lip Glaze in Pink Grape
Mac Pro Longwear Lipglass in Full Speed Ahead
OPI Nail Lacquer in Hong Kong Sunrise
Bath and Body Works Shea Enriched Shower Gel in Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Brown Sugar and Fig, and Honey Autumn Apple
Slatkin & Co Pumpkin Csrmel Latte 3-Wick Candle

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Video: Thanksgiving Makeup Tutorial

Are Thanksgiving makeup tutorials a thing? They are now!

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Ludwig

Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr Perfecting Primer
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in Ivory
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC15
MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NW15
MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Liner Pencil in 3C
MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Woo Me
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Liner Pencil in 2L
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

Enjoy! Let me know your Thanksgiving plans, and what you're thankful for this year!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Video! My Current Obsession- The Body Shop!

Today's video is all about my new favorite brand, The Body Shop! I've written some blog posts about them, but this is my first video featuring the brand.

Let me know what you think, and what your favorite Body Shop products are!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


So sorry I haven't been posting on here lately, or making videos on my beauty channel! I had a video planned for this week but I'm sick and my voice sounds horrible. Hopefully I'll be able to return to making videos soon!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Flashback Friday: Sally Hansen Salon Effect Tutorial

Flashback Friday is a segment where I spotlight beauty videos from my old YouTube channel.

This video is from Spring 2011, and it was also filmed in my old apartment! This was when the stick-on nail polish trend was taking off, and I'm still seeing these all over the place. I don't know if this particular color is still available, but Sally Hansen Salon Effects in general are still in stores. 

This is a tutorial on how to apply then, and also my thoughts about them in general. Thanks for watching :-)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Video! Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone! I have a new video up, and it's a fun Halloween tutorial. Okay, it's not super spooky or crazy, but it's the kind of look I like to wear on Halloween! Check it out!

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sephora Eye Shadow in Aspen Summit
Rimmel Colour Rush Trio Eye Shadow in Dark Angel (only the light grey color)
Sally Girl Baked Eyeshadow in silver
MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon (Matte)
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Lancome Teint Miracle in Ivorie 1 (N)
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC15
MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NW15
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Pencil in 15C
MAC Pro Longwear Lipstick in Dress It Up
Lip Fusion XL Plumping Gloss
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
Tarte Lash Primer
Dior Diorshow Mascara
Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Let me know what you think! 

Monday, October 22, 2012


I haven't forgotten about you, blog readers! I just really haven't had much to write about lately. I haven't purchased any new products or really done much different.

So tell me, what are you loving? What do I need to check out? Let me know, I'd love some comments!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Flashback Friday: Boscia BB Cream

Flashback Friday is a segment where I spotlight beauty videos from my old YouTube channel.

This video is from summer 2011, so not as old as the previous two videos! It's a quick review of Boscia's BB Cream. It's not a very positive video, and those really bother some people, but I think it's important to talk about products that don't work out as well as successful products. 

This product is still available at Sephora, and I actually still have and occasionally use this :-) 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Flashback Friday: Plugged In Straightener Review

Flashback Friday is a segment where I spotlight beauty videos from my old YouTube channel.

This week's video comes from fall 2010, which means it was filmed in my old apartment. I kind of miss my old apartment! It's about a hair straightener I purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply, and it worked really well for me.

At least some version of this straightener is still available at Sally's. Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Video: Candy Corn Nail Tutorial

Just posted a new video! It's short, but it's a fun one. It's a candy corn nail tutorial, awesome for this time of year!

Check it out! You could do this striped design with other colors for other occasions. Let me know what you think!

Monday, October 8, 2012

My New Fave: The Body Shop!

I've gotten really into The Body Shop's products lately. I have known of the brand for a long time, but for some reason, they hadn't really been on my radar. 

That all changed when I bought a couple of their products on hautelook a few years ago. I bought their Cocoa Butter Creamy Body Wash and the Chamomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover, and was amazed at how well those products performed. This might be the original body wash in the picture, but I have definitely repurchased the eye makeup remover several times. It removes my eye makeup completely and doesn't irritate my eyes. I repurchased this at Sephora, as well as some other products from this brand, until Sephora suddenly stopped carrying them. So then I started shopping at the actual Body Shop store. 

I've been there several times this year, and each time it's been a good experience. The sales girls are always nice, friendly, and knowledgable about their products. Having a bad customer service experience really puts me off of a store, so knowing I can go to The Body Shop and have a consistently good experience really means a lot to me. The first time I went to the store, I was just going to repurchase my eye makeup remover and check out some things. I ended up leaving with a huge haul, a rewards card, and a smile on my face. Most recently, I've really gotten into their Vitamin E skincare line. They have many Vitamin E creams, so I asked one of the sales associates what the differences were. She was able to explain what the different creams did, and what results I could expect from them. I've been using the night cream for the past week, and my skin is super soft and blemish-free. I have very dry skin, so for it to feel super soft and moisturized in the cooler months is amazing.

So far, I've liked everything I've tried from The Body Shop. They have awesome bath and body products for every skin type, and many different scents. They also have many products that are unscented, so if smelling like a fruit or flower isn't your thing, you can still shop there! Their rewards program isn't free, but if you shop there often it's definitely worth it.

Do you shop at The Body Shop? What are your favorite things from there?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Flashback Friday: Perfekt Skin Perfection Gel

For October, I'm adding a new feature to my blog: Flashback Fridays! Before I was CaityCMakeup, I had another YouTube channel where I've been posting for nearly two and a half years. Even though I don't post beauty videos on that channel anymore, there are some videos on that channel that I'd like to share. On Flashback Fridays, I'll be highlighting some beauty videos from my old channel.

Today I'm going to be sharing a video from December 2010- eek! It's a review I did on one of my favorite products, Perfekt Skin Perfection Gel. 

The product is still available at Sephora and online if you want to check it out! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Video! Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation Review

Hey remember that time I bought Lancome things? I did a review of that foundation! Spoiler alert: I really like it! Check out my video to see my (more in-depth) opinion of this product:

Thanks for watching! Let me know what you think :-)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Clear Lip Liner?

Last week I bought an interesting product from Urban Decay- clear lip liner!

It works great as a reverse lip liner- I line just outside my lips to prevent bold lipstick from feathering. It also works well as a regular lip liner, when I don't want to add any color under my lipstick.

I tried to swatch it, but it's completely clear so it didn't show up at all!
Would you ever buy a clear lip liner?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Video: Nikki Roth Inspired Purple Makeup Tutorial

I watched an amazing tutorial by NikkiRothBeauty that really inspired me. I knew I didn't have all the things she used, but I wanted to try it using things I had on hand and really liked the way it turned out. I got lots of compliments, and decided I would do my own tutorial based on her look.

Here is the original look by Nikki:

And here's my video:

Sorry about the lighting, I usually use natural light but it was raining and kind of dark when I was filming.

Products I used:
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow Liner in RSVP
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Omen
bareMinerals Eyeshadow in Silhouette
Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr Perfecting Primer
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in Ivory
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC15
MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NW15
MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul
MAC Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare
MAC Lipstick in Style Curve (Cremesheen)
Stila Lip Gloss in Pink Grape
Hello Kitty Charmmy Kohl Eyeliner in Goodnight Dreams and Grape Juice
Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Halloween Requests?

I'm planning my videos and blog posts for next month, and would like to do as many Halloween themed posts as I can. What would you guys like to see? Let me know!

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Skincare Routine

I'm not going to lie, I had no idea what to write about today. I don't have any interesting new products or ideas, so I thought this would be a good time to post about my skincare routine. It's always changing, and I'm sure I'll be using different products by the end of the season. My skin is dry and fairly sensitive.

These are the products I use in the morning. Pretty basic, I start by washing my face with Origins A Perfect World Cleanser. I have used other brands in the past, like Clinique and Philosophy, but right now I use a lot of Origins and The Body shop. Sometimes before I get in the shower, I use some of Tarte's Lip Exfoliant as well. I moisturize with Origins A Perfect World Moisturizer, and let that sink in before applying my makeup.

At night, my skincare routine involves a few more steps! First, I remove my eye makeup using a cotton ball and The Body Shop's Chamomile Gentle Eye Make Up Remover. I've used this for two years now, and it's hands down my favorite. I've been trying a lot of different makeup remover wipes, and right now I'm using The Body Shop's Vitamin E Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes. After I remove my makeup, I use The Body Shop's Vitamin E Hydrating Toner. These last two products are fairly new to me, but I do like them so far! 

Finally, I moisturize the crap out of my skin. My skin gets so dry when it gets colder outside! I use Origins GinZing Eye Cream, which is nice and smells like citrus. A finish by applying lots of A Perfect World moisturizer.

What's your skincare routine? What will you change for fall and winter?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Video: My Favorite Tarte Products

My video this week is all about one of my favorite brands- Tarte Cosmetics! I talk about my ten favorite items from the brand, which are:

Eyelash Curler
MultipEYE Clinically Proven Natural Lash Enhancing Primer
NeutralEYES Volume II Natural Eye Palette
Maracuja Lip Exfoliant
LipSurgence Lip Tint in Enchanted
Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Inspired
Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Dollface
Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Check out my video to see what I have to say about each product!

I'm not affiliated with Tarte, or any brand! Just a fan :-)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Lancome Free Gift!

Last week I was at my grandparents' house, and we went to a department store called Elder-Beerman. Of course I wanted to check out their cosmetics, and I noticed that Lancome had a free gift with purchase.

Lancome isn't one of my go-to brands, but I was in the market for a new foundation and decided to check it out. I liked this free gift because it wasn't just one set group of products, you have a choice between one or two products for each category. Lancome does this a lot with their free gifts, and I really like that.

I did buy a foundation. I picked up Lancome's Teint Miracle in the color Ivoire 1 (N), which is the lightest shade they have. It's a lovely liquid foundation, and I've only tried it once but I am happy with my choice so far. This cost $39, which is right around what I usually pay for a foundation and also put me over the amount needed to get my free gift. Yay!

This is the free gift! The bag is a decent size for a makeup bag, with a really cute rose pull tab on the zipper. I picked the Renergie Lift Multi-Action Eye and face creams. I haven't tried these yet, but they seemed to meet my needs the best. Next is an eyeshadow palette, which I have tried and found to be very nice. Really good quality eyeshadows, nice pigmentation, very blendable- everything you could ask for! I picked the Hypnose mascara which I am also impressed with. It does a great job of lengthening and separating my lashes. I picked a Juicy Tube in Beach Plum, and it's a very nice purple color which will be perfect for fall. I usually don't like these squeeze tube style lip glosses, but this one is excellent. It has buildable color and is not sticky at all. And lastly I chose the body lotion, which I haven't tried, but I go through lotion like crazy in the winter so it will be nice to have!

Bad lighting here (I really need to work on that!), but here I am wearing the foundation, eyeshadows, mascara, and lip gloss mentioned in this post. This promotion is still going on, if you have an Elder-Beerman near you, and does apply online although there are fewer choices. 

What are your favorites from Lancome? Let me know! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Videos! Makeup Area and Storage

This video was originally 17 minutes long, so now it's in two parts. In the first part, I show you what's on my vanity and go through my perfume collection, as well as my lotions and nail polish storage.

In the second video, I talk about all my makeup!

Thanks for watching :-)

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Current Hair Routine

Recently I got my shoulder-length hair chopped into a pixie cut. I absolutely love it, and totally recommend taking the plunge if you're considering going short with your hair! I was ready for a change, and hair is such an easy one. My hair grows quickly, so I knew that even if it turned out badly I could just grow it back out. I've been experimenting with different products for a few weeks now, and have finally solidified a hair routine. I thought this would be a good time to post about my hair, even if only for me to look back on later!


First, of course I wash my hair. My hair is thin and fine, and I have to wash it every day. When I had longer hair, I would sometimes skip a day and wear my hair in a ponytail, but that's not an option now! I use Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner. I love how clean these products get my hair, and how easily they rise out of my hair.

After I get out of the shower, I comb a small amount Nioxin Volumizing Reflectives Thickening Gel into my hair before drying it off. Then I rub some Nioxin Volumizing Reflectives Root Lifter onto my scalp, at the roots of my hair. Nioxin products are great for people with fine or thin hair, because they don't weigh hair down at all. The gel definitely makes my hair feel more substantial and less limp and lifeless, and the root lifter is effective as well. I used to use their shampoo, but it was way too harsh and left sores on my scalp.

I pat my hair dry with my towel, and shortly after that I blow it dry. I use the little round brush in the picture to help smooth my naturally wavy hair- this usually tames most of my curls and helps put them into place.

After blow-drying, I spray Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Heat Protection Spray all over my hair. I love the smell of this product! Then I take my curling iron and flip my hair under and into place. I use a curling iron instead of a flat iron because I feel like the flat iron makes my hair too straight, whereas the curling iron gives it more body. I finish off with a small amount of got2b Playful Texturizing Pomade, emulsifying it in my hands and rubbing it all over my head. I can make my hair very polished looking or more piece-y, depending on what I want that day! 

That's my hair routine right now! What products are you using and loving right now? 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Video: Bridesmaid Makeup Tutorial

I had the privilege of being a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding this summer. It was a fantastic experience, and a beautiful wedding. Ever since then, I've wanted to do a tutorial on the makeup I wore that day, because I was very happy with how it turned out. I thought it would be a perfect video to launch my new YouTube channel with, so that's just what I'm doing!

Me on the day of the wedding
This picture was my inspiration- this is the actual look, the day of the wedding. I felt very beautiful, but not over the top- I didn't want to upstage the bride! She looked gorgeous, and I think the bridesmaids all found the perfect balance of looking pretty, but not taking attention away from the bride.

For this look, the bride wanted us to wear neutral colors, but more amped up than we would wear for everyday. This worked for her wedding, which was all about simple elegance. This look would not be appropriate for a very glam wedding, but for this wedding it was perfect.

Here is the video tutorial for this look:

Products I used:

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
TheBalm Meet Matte Palette
Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr Perfecting Primer
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC15
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation in Ivory
MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NW15
MAC Powder Blush in Stunner
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in Pink 15C- Vibrant Pink
MAC Lipstick in Way To Love (Lustre)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Pearly Brown 2L- Golden Brown Sheen
Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Primer
Dior Diorshow Mascara in 090 Black

Hope you enjoyed the video! Let me know what tutorials (or other types of videos) you'd like to see in the future!