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My 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus on Youtube. What’s yours?

Basically since before I can remember, I have been addicted to watching my beloved and favorite beauty gurus on YouTube. I love all their videos from what’s in my bag videos all the way to my morning routine videos. I love reviews, makeup tutorials, hair styles, etc.! I have also learned a lot from some really great women, and men on YouTube, and it is always great to watch what other people think about products, or them using it before you buy. I have subscribed to lots of gurus, but there are some that I have been following and watching their amazing videos forever!

Let me know in the comments down below what your favorites are, I would love to get some ideas about new Beauty Gurus I could check out. Also, let me know if you share the same love for any in my list! Seriously check some of these guys out, it will change your life :p Below I also included some of their most recent videos, beauty and non beauty, all of them have lots of videos they post beside makeup related ones as well. The videos I have linked below are all great and Christmas related to get you all in the holiday mood! 🙂

1) http://www.youtube.com/user/AndreasChoice

I love AndreasChoice! I have watched literally all of her videos. She is fun, and has a great personality. She makes a lot of videos including beauty tutorials, DIY craft tutorials, and much more. Her videos have a lot of variety and are ALWAYS helpful and filled with great tips! Below is the preview of her channel, in her most recent video that gives you christmas present ideas!

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBsj0GCkHP0

2) http://www.youtube.com/user/Chanelette

Chanelette is a gorgeous girl who posts a lot of videos regularly! She is very sweet and posts some great makeup tutorials and reviews. She has a very inspiring classy style in her videos and is very inspirational when it comes to style. Below is a video of hers most recently showing how she decorates for Christmas.

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00VcJXxr4WU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUHQa9lvcnFIzIddQ2DErd_g

3) http://www.youtube.com/user/heidicupcake

Heidicupcake, omg. I literally firstly go on YouTube just to watch her videos! She is very edgy and wild, which she shows in all her videos. She is funny and very real. Her videos are beauty related but also has some great body scrub and hair tutorials as well. She is a fairly new guru to the beauty world, but has made a really big impact with her videos so far! She is amazing…Below I have one of her beautiful glitzy Christmas makeup tutorials.

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7FHVzJ3mls

4) http://www.youtube.com/user/CarliBel55

CarliBel55 is a great YouTube beauty guru! She mostly posts fashion and makeup related videos, but they are all really helpful! She has a very glamorous styled channel, and always has powerful makeup looks. She even has some worth while work out videos you can check out. Below is one of her beautiful Christmas makeup looks!

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JEKTAXNB48

5) http://www.youtube.com/user/missglamorazzi

Missglamorazzi is a very fun and involved beauty guru. She posts many videos that are helpful and mostly tutorials. She has a sweet personality and addicting to watch! Even in the video below, she is currently hosting a video for every day of December. All these videos have great tips, tutorials, recipes, and looks!

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOSbhOq0dO8

I hope you guys enjoyed checking out my favorites, I would love to hear your opinions on who you love from YouTube! & Please remember to LIKE, FOLLOW, AND REPOST to support a fellow beauty blogger 🙂 Thanks for reading & Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

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December 2013 Ipsy Bag! Review + Pics

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I was so excited to get the bag this month! The christmas packages are aways really special, and have fun products! When opening the bag the first product I received was the greeting card on the inside letting me know I can enter to win a year of free Ipsy bags.

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Then loose in the package (because it is too long to fit in the makeup bag) is the Mirabella Eye blending brush. I was so excited to receive a makeup brush in my bag, brushes and nail polishes are my favorite items to receive. I also needed a good fluffy blending brush, so this was perfect! The brush is amazing quality as well, it has a heavy shiny silver metal handle. It is long and has a good grip to it. The bristles are dense and high quality, with no fiber fall out. This is a really great brush that is soft and perfect for blending eyeshadows out.

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The makeup bag itself, is the best one I have received yet. I loved the last bags gold and pink glamorous look, this months is very dark, edgy, and sleek. It has a deep blood red inside fabric, and the outside has a black reflective studded feel, and is perfect for the winter when darker shades are worn.

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In the bag, I first pulled out a Pop Cosmetics eyeshadow trio, in Bright Up Your Life. The set comes with a bright shimmery white shade, a medium shimmer grey, and lastly a dark shimmer black shade. This set is perfect for a smokey eye, and will look great on the eye when blended out with the brush I also got. I wish that the white shade was shimmery, but the other two were matte. I find an all over shimmery eyeshadow look can be sometimes too much (as you can see in the swatches below) However, I love this brand, and the packaging has adorable flowers on the cover. It also comes with a little dual sides makeup sponge wand.

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Next is the Be a Bombshell facial shimmer stick in Girl Crush. I am happy because this was the color I had wanted, and this brand always makes good products! I love their matte black packaging as well. The product is meant to be an all over kind of product, and can be used as a highlight on the cheeks, lips, etc. The actual shade and light reflects in the shimmer is beautiful, and goes on the skin with a smooth and silky finish, however it is quite messy in the tube, but has a good amount of product.

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I also received the J. Cat Beauty Lip Crayon in Red Rose. I love red lipsticks and they go great with my skin tone, but I am a bit sick of getting the same exact color in every bag. It would be nice to see a dark cherry color or even a light pink. This crayon though has a very nice satin finish on the lips, and is easy to apply. The packaging is pretty cute, and has a lot of product which is great.

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Best saved for last, THE NAILPOLISH. Omg, I love nothing more then getting nail goodies! I love every single Nailtini shade I have received in the past, so was uneasy to receive a polish by a different brand. Boy was I wrong, this is the best nail polish, hands down, I have ever used! It is a textured polish which I didn’t get and was worried it would look like the fuzzy nail polish. This nail polish though is such a gorgeous color and the finish is to die for. The nail polish is deep purple, with light pink and silver reflects of glitter. Mine is in the shade Sugar Plum Fairy, ha ha anyone else loveee looking at the names of the polishes? I want that task as a job, seriously. The amount of polish is great, yet slightly less than the Nailtini’s I believe and is by the brand Julie. I has never herd of the brand but now I just want to check out all their other polishes. The nail lacquer goes on very think, but can easily be cleaned up. I only used one coat, because I didn’t want to affect how the finish would come out (because the crackle ones don’t let you apply multiple layers) You don’t need more than one coat, because it is thick, it gives off great color payoff, and is fully opaque after just one coat. Once the coat dries, it begins to become bumpy and glittery. I was pleased that it was fast drying, and the polish doesn’t finish chunky, but looks as if you dipped your nail into pure purple glitter. This is a really fun polish, and I am happy to have it in my collection now.

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Overall, this bag is one of the best I have ever received It was filled with really great quality and varied makeup products. I used almost all of them right away because I was too excited to wait! I can’t wait to see what we get next month already! Let me guys know what you think of this month’s bag, and if you enjoyed the bag as much as I did. Leave comments below 🙂 Thanks for reading & Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

P.S You can buy your own bag or sign up monthly at www.ipsy.com (It is only $10 a month!) It is a great bargain for great products, considering most products cost $10 or more a piece. They are also great because they include much more than just samples, like Birchbox does. These are mostly filled with full sized products, and actual makeup tools. Best monthly bag I have tried! I am not paid or benefited in anyway by my posts about Ipsy, I just love the bags and wanted to share my thoughts 🙂

Luscious Cranberry Lips! A glossy review.

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Hey babes, so yet another review. This one is on a beautiful lipgloss stain, I recently got and tried out from Ageless Derma. My shade is in cranberry, I chose this color from the many great colors they have on their website http://www.agelessderma.com/lipgloss.aspx

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They have twelve beautiful shades to choose from, and also contain many natural enriched beauty skin products and makeup! They have a great set up on their site and  sell great products, for good prices, and you feel good using.

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This lipgloss in particular I feel is more of a glossy stein, because one application is all you need! If the lip gloss comes off some what throughout the day, which it lasts pretty long, it leaves the color stained on your lips in a beautiful matte shade. Cranberry, the shade I chose really compliments my fair skin tone, and has incredible color payoff. The best way to apply this lipgloss is with a lipstick brush, so you don’t stain your finger tips lol It also has a great smooth satin finish on your lips.

The consistency is just right, it is not chunky, or too liquidy. It is a nice creamy texture but make sure to keep the container somewhere cool because to tends to melt in high heat. It is a great lip product to have, and has become one of my go to lip products for fall 🙂

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The packaging as you can see if very cute! It comes in a cute little black box, lined with a lilac purple interior. The lipgloss is a great size as well, I am actually more partial to the circle containers, than the tubes, so I am loving this packaging!

Check out their site, they have a lot of great natural beauty products, and is definitely a diamond in the rough site to find!

Thank you so much for reading and Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

Let’s Get Intense.. Circle Lenses Review

Hey loves, I know I have been MIA. BUT, I had a good reason. A few weeks ago I wanted to get circle lenses SO BADLY! I mean don’t we all want bigger eyes? If you don’t know circle lenses are..they can come in prescription and nonprescription.  They are colored lenses that are usually bigger in diameter than most contacts. The ones I am wearing are 15mm in diameter contacts, where as my usual size is about 14 mm. There are a lot of benefits to circle lenses, such as they can make your eyes appear larger, there are more styles and colors to choose from, and there is no prescription needed to order them! SO I have been wearing them for 2 weeks now and really giving them a go, to serve you up my own most honest opinion and review of them! 😀

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When you visit you optometrist, if you wear contacts, can recommend some colored contacts in the same brand that you already wear that are CRAZY EXPENSIVE. Yes, they have a range of colors that are all somewhat natural looking, and the most exciting color is light purple, and 3 pair will charge $175. Which is ridiculous. Being the cheepo I am I decided I was not going to pay that for colored contacts…I mean aren’t they just pieces of plastic you use and discard?! So naturally I googled. I found http://www.thedollyeye.com, and I read multiple reviews myself to see what their rep was. They are amazing contacts, that I have really grown to be in love with! Their site apart from contacts, has other beauty products as well, and is definitely worth checking out. Under the circle lenses tab, is where the fun begins!

They have so many colors, styles, themed, and sizes, and prescription/non-perscription lenses to choose from! The biggest challenge is figuring out from all the kinds which ones you want to buy, they are all wicked cool! I wanted like 20 pairs, for real :p On their site they also have links to pictures taken by real people wearing them so you can see better what they will look like in person, which is great.  AND they are only around  $25 per pair which is way better than the actual recommended ones from your doctor. In most cases always go to your doctor first, but in this case, I have been wearing contacts for 7 plus years now, and have tried many different contacts and brands, and as long as you buy them from a reliable source, know your script number, and use them correctly you are golden!

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As you can see, this is what you get when you order your contacts! Two vials containing your contacts in solution, I bought the Twilight Green ones, because I already have green eyes and wanted a more fun intense green look! Mine are in a -3.75 prescription, as you can see on the lid, and they even give you a little carrying lens case to keep them in. So to be honest, you have to get used to them…at first if you already where contacts you know the drill, don’t sleep in contacts, keep them clean in refreshed daily solution, ect. Circle lenses however, since they are much larger, deprive your eyes of more oxygen. With this being said, NEVER sleep in these contacts. Regular contacts you can get away with this once in a while, but which such a large contact lens, this can really harm and damage your eyes while you sleep. It is pretty much eye murder by means of suffocation lol

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When you first get them, take them remove them from the vile, by unscrewing the sharp (be careful) metal caping mechanism, and poor them into the lens carrying case and fill with fresh solution. If you have never warn contacts you can buy the solution at Target or anywhere for $3. It is hard to explain, but if you don’t know how to put a contact lens in, Youtube a video of it. Basically, what I do is gently pull down the lower lid, with head tipped somewhat down, and apply it to your eye while looking up, so you don’t touch your pupil, then let go and roll your eyes around till the contacts adjust to your pupil. If there is a lot of discomfort at first make sure they are clean, not bent, and are not in folded backwards, ha ha this happens sometimes…

AT FIRST, I got somewhat of a head ache…but naturally your body needs time to adjust to new things…as if you had a caffein headache. But after I got used to them, I have been absolutely loving them! 🙂 Mine are really intense but that’s just my style, but they have natural ones on their site as well! I recommend only wearing them for a bit when you start out, not to add stress on your sensitive eyes! Start off by wearing them for 6 hours maximum, and see how they feel. I don’t wear mine all day long, everyday. I wear them as more of a special thing, when I am going out, or want a dressed up look. I have gotten so many complements from people on these colored ones, it makes me just want more kinds. They are fun, and unique, and can really switch up your look. They are also great for people like me, who are always trying to make their eyes look bigger or more enhanced.

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I love pairing these lenses with lots of eyeliner and mascara, even false lashes, to really play them up and give them that Barbie Doll look, I mean why not? I suggest if you want them to look more natural, pick a color somewhat close to your eye color. If you want natural looking blue eyes, but have dark brown ones normally, it will be a little difficult for you can slightly see your natural eye color underneath the pupil opening in the lens, but only if someone was really looking. I have been wearing them for a couple weeks now, and completely in love, they are just that interesting pop to my makeup looks! I suggest giving them a try since they are so affordable, and you can really choose whatever ones fit your life best 🙂 You can find them at http://www.thedollyeye.com

Here is an example of a makeup look I rocked to enhance the color of the contacts, since they are green I chose a warm gold tone 🙂 You can see my own green eyes a bit, but it is not so noticeable in person, I love love love these bad boys! :p

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wpid-20131011_145349.jpgIf you guys have any questions about the wear of these or my thought on them please post in the comments below! I love hearing your feedback 🙂 Please stay tuned for more posts, I am trying to schedule a time to post more regularly. Thank you so much for reading and Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

5 Yummy & Healthy Snacks I have been Loving, and Actually Craving!

Hey guys here is a quick post, about some yummy healthy snacks I have been stocking up on lately. I know my blog is predominantly beauty and makeup related, but you gotta’ put good things in to look good on the outside don’t ya’? I enjoy reading other blogs that give healthy living tips, especially when it comes to food, because I am always trying to improve my diet and life style. I enjoy sharing with you guys snacks that I have switched to instead of the all important Doritos and Cream Soda, which i once had a love affair with.

If you guys enjoy these types of healthy, food related posts, then let me know and I will continue on posting them! Maybe even some of my workout routine regime I have recently got into, and have lost some poundage with!

#1) Plantain Chips, more importantly Garlic Flavored. I love potato chips, so anything that can tear me away form them for good is an angel sent from heaven in a brightly colored bag. Small miracles people. These things do not taste as you would expect them to for plantain chips. They have simple ingredients, are healthy or you, and taste way better than anything that contain practically 500 calories in 4 chips, like most Lays do.

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#2) Dasani Flavored Water Drops. The one I picked up is the tropical flavored one, and it is incredible! I used to be one of those people who drank water every other week, when forced. I am like AINT NO BODY GOT TIME FO’ DAT’! I want flavor baby! I have found it, although when you squirt it into a water bottle it literally looks like you are on Survivor and drinking your own urine to survive, but it tastes amazing, just like pina colata water! It is so good I will drink 5 water bottles a day now, and can tolerate the taste of plain water, just because I am so used to it now 🙂

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#3) Special K Chocolate Cereal. Yup, chocolate. WOOP THERE IT IS! I am a chocolate fiend, and anything that curves my need for it, I am all for. This cereal tastes so good, and fills you up. It is a tasty thing to have before work or school in the morning, and let you enjoy a healthier breakfast cereal than pancakes or Captain Crunch.

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#4) Bags of mixed Veggies. Veggies to me sounds a bit icky and too healthy, yes, yes. But, when you get these variety packs, which they have a bunch of different kinds, you get to choose which veggies you like add some Ranch and have at it! I love raw broccoli and cauliflower with a bit of light Ranch dressing, Delicioso Dora!

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#5) Humus and Pretzel Thins. Again, salt and chip like things make me go wild so when I saw these cute little travel sized portions of humus and pretzel thins I needed to try them. I love when you can get your hands on healthy snacks that are easy to throw in your purse or backpack that make it easy to be diet friendly and on the run. Instead of having a low point in the day, when you go to Subway and get a CHicken Parmesan Sub..In footlong length, and then sit there afterwards and wonder WHY?!

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Let me guys know if you enjoy reading these kinds of posts, I hope this one was helpful for you! Also, comment down below with what your favorite healthy snack is so I can add some to my snacking inventory!

Thank you guys for reading and love always Pearlsnheels ❤

Nail Look Of The Day #1! Black & Glitter

Nails! I will be creating some posts with nail looks I create! I have since been inspired by my fellow bloggers, and their gorgeous nails! So, here is my first look is showcasing black and glitter. I am all about the flash! This look wasn’t hard to complete at all. The only challenges were found in painting my right hand with my left, this is one of my biggest life issues ha ha FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS…But I will just show you what my left hand looks like, because it doesn’t look like my right hand at all! lol

I used, of course, a base coat, a fast drive top coat, black skinny brush nail polish, and some glitter!

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I used Spoiled Nail Polish In Jewelry Heist, for the glittery tips! I used Nail Club Black polish with a skinny brush. Then, my favorite top coat, Oh So Wet! This stuff is a fast drying top coat, that literally dries before your eyes and prevents chipping.

All I did to create this look was first apply my base coat, any one will do! Then I turned my hand sideways, to make this step easier, and dragged the tip of the brush along the edge of my nail, applying a thick band of glitter at the end of my finger nails. Then I repeated this step three times, ensuring an opaque glitter effect. Then after that was all dried, I took the black skinny nail polish brush and flicked diagonal lines from the side of my nails to the center, starting thick then tapering off. This took me a couple nails before I got the hang of it so don’t worry if the lines waver a bit, hay it beats salon prices! :p I put these lines above the glitter band on my nails, and gave the look a professional touch 🙂

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Thank you guys so much for reading, please comment down below with ideas for future nail looks I can create for you! Or let me know if you like these types of nail posts and I will be sure to create some more. Please remember to like this post and follow me for some more lovin’ 🙂 Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

Eyes. Lips. Face Haul!

Hey there loves! I places an order in the mail, and received my elf makeup in the mail yesterday! When I placed the order, I used a 50 percent off code on the summer essentials and got an amazing deal! I love Elf cosmetics, it is all so cheap and a lot of them are my go to makeup products!  If you guys would like any reviews on the products I bought let me know 🙂 If so I will be sure to make a post about it. Also, let me know if you have tried any of these products, and what you think about them! Thanks so much for reading and love always Pearlsnheels ❤

Here’s What I got:

Essentials Eyeliner brush- I will probably end up using this for my brows!
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Studio Baked Bronzer in St. Lucia & Studio Angled Blush Brush-I will probably just use these two together for some contouring! image

Essentials Cover Everything Corrector in Corrective Yellow & Essentials Lip Bam Tint in Peach- I’m gonna try this concealer on my under eyes and dark circles!

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Studio Makeup Mist & Set and Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Porcelain-The mist & set is a repurchase for me, I love this stuff! I have already swatched the moisturizer and let’s just say it is pure umpa lumpa orange and definitely NOT porcelain 😦

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Essentials Eyelash & Brow Wand and Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara- I needed one of these combs for my brows so badly! I also wanted to try this clear mascara for them to be a cheap replacement for my Chella one!

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Studio Lotion Wipes in Vanilla & Coconut and Cucumber & Melon- I am super interested in testing these out and seeing how the scent lasts!

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Essentials Palette 32 Color Piece in Jet Setter- This palette loks amazing it has every color I could need! It also comes with a free eyeshadow brush! image