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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 ❤

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 ❤

Better & Cheaper Dupe for Philosophy’s Purity!

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You must be thinking I am nuts by the title of this post…I know you are! But for real guys, I have done it! I have found the best dupe for the ultimately loved face wash out there Philosophy’s Purity. If you watch Youtube videos, go to Sephora, or are an avid blog reader…then you know that Purity is one of the most if not the most popular and sought out face wash recently. Although it is talked about, and people swear by it, I am here to tell you the price and quality of the Philosophy Purity face wash is not worth the price and time you spend to purchase it…and I have a better and cheaper alternative; Phisoderm’s Ph Balanced Cleanser.

If you have the cash, and do not have acne prone, oily, or dry skin, then sure go for it, buy the face wash that everyone has! But if you are like me and are on a beauty budget, have acne prone skin, and have combination oily to dry skin, then keep reading loves, momma is going to hook you up! :p

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So here we go! A 1 to 1 non-bias and honest review of the two! Pros + Cons, personal experience, and more!

#1 Purity by Philosophy:

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Personal Experience:

To be honest..I had been using the Phisoderm face wash for years before I tried the Philosophy’s Purity cleanser. Although it was amazing, I wanted to try something new! After getting my ear talked off by beauty gurus on Youtube, about how amazing Purity is, I decided to give in and buy my own bottle. So upon going to Sephora, I found out how darn expensive this face wash really is. I thought to myself why in the heck is face wash, something you put on then wash off, so pricey?! But…I caved in and figured it must be worth the money considering all the hype it has caused. I was too poor at the time to afford the larger bottle for $22, so I figured the 3 oz bottle for $10 would be a good investment to see if I liked it first, before I bought a larger bottle.

When getting home, at the end of the night, I jumped in the shower, and gave my face a good wash. I was certainly not impressed upon first impression. But no product is amazing, with only one try. To be fair, I decided to use most to all the product before formulating any opinions of the face wash. After trying most of the wash in the bottle, I was certain it was not for me…or my wallet. Also, to give it a fair shot I tried it in the shower, out of the shower, with cold & warm water, after exfoliating, and without exfoliating, with a vibrating facial tool, and even just my hands washing my face. Let’s just say I tried it every which way in every condition possible…my opinion has not changed one bit.

Pros:

  • Ph Balanced
  • Creamy not soapy
  • Gentle around eye area
  • Contains mostly natural ingredients
  • Residue free finish
  • Very accessible
  • Well known name brand/reputation
  • Nice packaging Design
  • Descent Smell
  • Good range of sizes (Nice to have a Travel Size)

Cons:

  • Cost (Smallest bottle sz is $10, then 22, then $33, and $41) !!!!
  • It is a pour bottle, not a pump (Unsanitary and messy)
  • Doesn’t behave like a ph balanced cleanser
  • Consistency is almost of water
  • Contains Alcohol
  • Contains Color Dye Yellow
  • Doesn’t claim to be dermatologist recommended

Thoughts: Although the packaging is very eye catching and clean looking, the functionality of the packaging is not great. The bottle would be a lot better if it were a pump, this really annoys me and wish it were changed! Although it claims to be ph balanced, it still leaves my face kind a blotchy, red, and not at all any calmer or clearer and is not dermatologist recommended apparently. It did not help any existing acne, and I felt as if my face became dryer. After washing, it feels like I still had foundation left on my skin, and I needed to wash my face again. This product did not benefit my skin in any single way. It was very expensive, and was not at all worth the cost. Although it is nice in a way that you can buy it almost anywhere, buy a number of sizes, and is natural and eye-friendly, the product contains alcohol and color dye which is pretty bad in my book considering I have very sensitive skin.

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On top: Phisoderm’s nice pump bottle…and the small lonely unscrew to open Purity :p

On bottom: The first pump in the picture is Purity looking weak and running…The Phisoderm is on bottom looking milky and bold 🙂
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 #2 Phisoderm Ph Balanced Facial Cleanser:

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 Personal Experience: I first bought this face wash in 8th grade when my skin was more problematic. Back then I had a lot of cystic and hormonal acne, mostly on my chin and t-zone 😦 Since the 8th grade however, my skin really has come a long way and is mostly cleared up and calm. I definitely attribute that fact to this face wash! Although I stopped using it off and on, I only tried other cleansers because I felt tempted by raved about products and brands. This however is the only product to transform my complexion and not only clear up my acne but control my oily and dry patches.

Each time I would try another type of face wash, or the latest brand, my face would end up irritated, broken out, super dry and flakey, or more oily. After I abused my face each time by trying something new, I would always end up using the Phisoderm wash, to fix and repair my skin! Now, I only use this bad boy, and will never go back. I wash my skin with this every day, and most nights when I remember to :p I exfoliate 3 times a week or whenever needed with my facial vibrating brush as well. This is all I am doing for my skin now, and it has been a fool proof routine for beautiful skin! I pair the cleansing with an occasional toner, and everyday face moisturizer with SPF and I am in love with my skin now! 😀

Pros:

  • The Price! I got mine for $5 for 6 oz. (Double the size of the smallest Purity bottle, and half the cost)
  • Creamy milky wash, not harsh or soapy
  • Leaves my skin calm, glowing, and happy (Acting how a ph balanced cleanser should!)
  • Contains all kinds of natural ingredients exactly the same as the Purity’s: Mineral Oils & Leaf Juice (Plus this one has Chamomile and aloe to sooth skin! Also Flower Extract and Vitamin E wish moisturizes your skin)
  • Dermatologist Recommended
  • After washing, my skin doesn’t feel tight or dried out
  • PUMP BOTTLE! The bottle has a nice and easy to use pump, no mess, spilling, or wasting…and is more sanitary!

Cons:

  • Accessibility…I got mine from Bed Bath and Beyond, you can probably find it at Target or Walmart, but may take some searching
  • Not as well known brand
  • The smell is very soap like smelling
  • Only comes in one size bottle
  • Not fun to have in mouth or eyes! Lol…

Thoughts: As far as a facial wash, this is a 10 out of 10. I love it and will not buy another face wash anymore! This is so worth all the money you spend on it, and when I say that I mean it’s amazing for $5! Even though it should be more expensive than the Purity, for how amazing it works! It is creamy and healthy feeling on my skin, and one wash is all I need. It is gentle, and my go to product. It has made my face clear, calm, and fresh looking. It doesn’t leave my skin dry, but still controls my oil buildup. Apart from being dermatologist recommended, and full of amazing ingredients, it even takes all my foundation, powder, primer, and what not off! Although you can’t find it just anywhere, and it tastes like dirt and stings a bit if you get it in your mouth or eyes…but why am I getting it in those places in the first place?! Only changes I would say is to the outdated packaging design, and smell…but hay it is better than alcohol and dyes being in the formula, and getting it everywhere like the Purity.

A Final Word: Obviously I gave both of these facial cleansers a try. I was not biased and  I tried both, and gave a good length of time to form an opinion and see how my face adjusted. I really did want to love the Purity, and wanted to see what all the hype was about. Although it cleans your skin some what, it falls short in price, handling, and results. It is a waste of your money, and time. I am not being harsh, these are just my completely honest opinions, and I will not buy the Purity cleanser again. There was nothing special about it besides its’ amount of fans. I am not being paid nor sponsored to say anything or promote anything, I just figured I would help you guys out and let you know what’s up with facial washes! :p I love the Phisoderm, and one hundred percent recommend it to anyone whether you have acne prone or clear skin, it works great for my family and I who all have different skin types.

Please give it a try if you are a non believer in the  so called magic of the Purity like me! :p Let me know what you think of either of these products, whether you love one or hate another. Leave me some love in the comment section 🙂 or let me know if you love Purity and think I am just bat sh*t crazy 😀 ha ha…

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DIY Cute Bow Back Shirt! So Easy! No SEW!

Hey there girlies! Here is something new to my channel! Do it yourself stuff! Although this is my first one and I will include instructions and pictures of what the results came out looking like, but my next one I will add some picture by picture tutorials for my next DIY posts! So please bare with me 🙂 In this DIY idea post I will show you how my t-shirt came out, the front and the back. Plus the video that inspired me to make it, so keep reading! :p

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I got inspired to create this look because I had so many large t-shirts lying around, and I love the print on them, but I wouldn’t wear a plain large t-shirt, it is just not my style :p I definitly like flashier clothes, and have been really into shirts with cut outs and that have been hand altered. I love fringing, bow back, bowl neck, and more styles you can do with scissors! So I set a side all my cool looking t-shirts that were way too big for me and decided to look up some Youtube videos on DIY t-shirt cutting. There are so many out there, so I would suggest looking through them because there really is a million ways to cut a t-shirt lol :p

I used my Thor shirt….Of course! I love Thor, and this shirt, but the neckline was too high for me, and the bottom was baggy so I never wore it :/ SO, I grabbed it, some white chalk or white eyeliner pencil (both wash out in the washing machine) some scissors, and your body! 😉 haha. The best way to figure out how you want your t-shirt to look is by wearing it first! This way you know exactly how it will look when it is all cut up and finished.

For this look in particular, the bows, I used the video below by Salina Siu. Although the girl talks for a bit in the beginning, it is a really easy and good tutorial to follow! This is a no sew video, which is nice if it is a last minute creation before you run out the door for the night. But if you want something more secure, that will last being washed, without being worried about things coming undone, just grab some black thread and a needle. Hand sewing is so easy, even if you have never done it before! Just putting a couple stitches here and there on this shirt will be quick and ensure that the ties are secure, but without sewing it will work just as fine 🙂

I added my own variations to my shirt after the video! I wanted to dress mine up a bit more, so I used four bows in the back because my shirt is larger. I also, wanted to make it into a smaller strapped tank top so I took some left over cloth from the sleeves and tied it around the top of the straps and pinched it together with the inner neck hole and held it together on each side with strips of the left over fabric like you do on the bows on the back. I also used some extra strips of cloth from the other sleeve and cut a hole in the bottom of the t-shirt on each side of my waist and tied a little bow. This brought in the shirt two inches so it was more form fitting on the bottom and less baggy 🙂 and made it look a bit cuter! 🙂


I hope you guys enjoyed this post and it was helpful for you! Let me guys know if you like DIY posts and I will do more of them, but with picture by picture directions! :0 Thank you so much for reading and Love always Pearlsnheels ❤ 

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How To Get Bigger and Brighter appearing eyes? TIPS & TRICKS!

Hello darlings! In this blog post I will help you transform your small droopy, tired looking eyes into big beautiful ones! Unfortunately most people, including myself are born with smaller sized eyes and hooded eyes. My eyes are slightly hooded, so most of the time I have to put in the extra effort with my eyeshadows to make sure not only you can see my eyeshadow, but to make my eyes appear larger.

There are so many ways to achieve a wide eyed look. I know we all see women like Mila Kunis…or Ann Hathaway and are like WHY DO I NOT HAVE DOE EYES THAT CAN MAE YOUR HEART MELT?! Or…At least I do this lol. this is where makeup is a magical tool, it can slim down your face and make it appear to lost ten pounds. Makeup can transform someone from shy and awkward feeling to confident and proud. Makeup can achieve anything is pretty much what I am coming to realize.

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You guys can see here that I am rocking a wide eyed look! If you look you can see my highlighted brow bone, and inner corner. You can see the brown eyeshadow swept above my natural crease. I also brought up the arch of my eyebrows. I used minimal eyeliner and extended it past my outer eye. As well I packed on the mascara to create larger, brighter, and bigger eyes!

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So if you ever find yourself wishing to have bigger eyeballs, eyelids, or brighter eyes then read on for my tips and tricks!

#1) Use brown eyeshadow. If you have lighter skin, than stick to a brown two shades darker than your own. If you have darker skin use an eyeshadow two shades darker as well. Take the eyeshadow and instead of cutting your crease with it, drag a line following right above your crease. Then blend this line in with a fluffy blending brush. Remember not to use a shimmer eyeshadow, because you want this to look natural. Applying eyeshadow and darkening the skin above your natural crease will give your eyes more dimention, but also give the affect of larger eyes, and a larger eyelid. This is an amazing trick for hooded eyes.

This step can lso be repeated on the lower eye, using a sweep of brown shadow under neath makes your eyes pop out more, just blend off any harsh lines.

#2) Use a Highlight. Using a highlight, as well as brown eyeshadows to contour your eyes can make a huge difference int he appearance of your eyes. Highlight with a slightly shimmered white or tan eyeshadow (depending on your skin tone) and apply a light amount on your brow bone, just under your eyebrow. I like to use a white eye crayon, such as Nyx’s in Milk, and line your waterline, and inner corner of your eye. This extends the white of your eyes and creates the illusion of larger eyeballs.

#3) Raise your brows! If your eyebrows are somewhat close to your eyes, it can make them look smaller on your head. When filling in your brows, create a higher arch and bring your brows up! I am not saying draw on fake looking ones, but with a little bit of lift in your arch, it can make a huge difference. Especially with a highlight under your brow bone, because this will draw light onto your eyes and make them stand out greater.

#4) Black Eyeliner. You can use black eyeliner to tight line your top lid to make your eyelashes seem fuller. As well as applying a thin line of black mascara to your inner corner of your eye and create a wing. Winged eyeliner tends to elongate your eyes. On top of this look you can add false eyelashes which also make your eyes appear larger and have fuller lashes.

#5) For my ladies who are desperate for larger eyes, and don’t mind touching their eyeballs! lol You can purchase contacts to wear daily that have a larger iris than your own natural one. You can purchase these online in many different colors and shades. These will basically make you look like your iris is a lot bigger, and your eyes as well. These are pretty interesting and make a huge different, as well as a lot of girls on Youtube are using them.

Some Don’ts:

-If you want bigger looking eyes don’t completely line around your entire eye with black eyeliner…this actually makes your eyes look closed off and smaller.

-Don’t cover your entire lid in black eyeliner…Most of the time if your eyeliner covers your entire eyelid, then it makes it look like you have barely any eyelid at all.

-Do not use dramatic lipstick. I do in the picture above, but because I felt like wearing red lipstick that day. But if you are looking to create a dramatic wide eyed look then go with some nude lips or light glossy ones, so all the attention stays on your eyes!

Thank you guys so much for reading! If you guys have any comments or tricks on top of the ones I posted above let me know! I would love to hear your ideas! Please remember to like and follow me for some more lovin’. Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

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