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?