Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Christmas

My Christmas was super busy but non the less just perfect. Christmas Eve I spent the day with my Boyfriends Dad side of the family and then spend the rest of the night baking and decorating cookies with my mom. Christmas Day I woke up to help my dad make the lasagna, we do Italian food every other year. Then had a great Christmas with My family and My  Boyfriend. After that we ventured an hour east to see his Mom!


 So overall it was a nonstop Christmas for me but i couldn't ask for better.

What did you guys do? Do you have traditions ?






These were at my Parents home.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

December Life Update..

This December has been so busy...I'm trying to be a super women with a time shortage. My work has been extremely busy, my jewelry business has been busy (www.natasharussia.com) , Christmas baking, Decorating, etc.

I just wanted to put up some pictures to make up for my blogging in the next few days :)




1. I wake up to this...
2. Then we lay in bed being lazy...

3. Then I get ready....




4. Then I go on with my daily things to be done .. :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday Night..

Yesterday, I helped one of my girls bartend a Christmas Party, so i dressed up my look a little bit.
I wanted to do something a little more flashy than my usual look but also not to over style, since I am working the party not attending it ;)



I wore a black eyeliner on the outside eye line, and silver Millani Liquifye Eyeliner in the water line.
I wore my pink blush, makeup, mascara from the previous blog.
Lipstick was Revlon Super Lustrous in Primrose.


I lightly curled my hair, i rarely do that right now. I was platinum blonde for years and now I'm letting my natural hair color grow out, so i style it less for more healthy hair growth.

What products do you pull out for special occasion look ?

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Work Look...

I work as a data analysist so i try to keep the colors simple for work. And in the mornings i try to use as less products as possible, i want to save the valuable time for more sleep ;)

Eye makeup: Salma Hayek Nuance Eye Trio "Lights, Camera, Action" & NYC Mascara
Face: Maybelline Super Stay
Lips: L'Oreal Infalliable Never Fail Lipcolor #750 Garnet

Its Simple and Quick takes me less than 10 min!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Time

I love Christmas time, the music, the lights, its just the spirit that makes me smile. In Ukraine Christmas was a big holiday but unlike the U.S, we didn't have Christmas Lights for the Houses. Every Year i go to the most popular Christmas Lights Steet, "Sapphire & Thoughrebread" . It was beautiful and everyone is there to see the lights!











This is my house 



This is our 14ft Tree. I will have more pictures soon.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Affortable Makeup Look

                                      Overall Look:
I love makeup but i spend too much trying to find my perfect makeup staples. This Look is more of my everyday look except i do switch out my eye shadows or liners more that i do with the rest of my look.


1. I use the Maybelline Super Stay as i mentioned in previous blog, to put the product on i use a
Stippling Brush. I found a great one at Ulta for under $10.It Helps blend the makeup really well without using your hands. Which is a great thing for sensitive or acne prone skin. Just make sure to clean the brush.




2. The mascara that i've been using lately has been wonderful and CHEAP. Its by NYC SHOW TIME VOLUMIZING MASCARA. $3.99






3.Blush is Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll. Its baked so if the color is too sheer or if you want to use it on eyes, just dap a brush in water and put in on. I love this or any Blush as a purse staple.
For an example, if you need a quick touch up when no other make up is handy. Dab it on your eye lids for instant color, cheek, and even as lipstick. (Just dab your lip balm into blush and you're set).






4. Lip Stain by E.L.F , I love LOVE love lip products, but this is just my lip product that i've been obsessing about lately, as you will notice i always change it up. This particular one is elf Studio Lip Stain Duo - Birthday Suit. There are other colors available, but its the only one i tried so far but i'm going to try others this week. Maybe, red? for the holidays.
 








What products have you tried and loved? Let me know i would love to try them!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Maybelline SuperStay & Pur Minerals

Make Up is like playtime for grownups., but what most of us wonder is what make-up is best out there. Whether is low price to much more expensive, but we all want to make sure that the money is well spent.

I've gone through many brands and still trying new brands and essentials. I like good coverage without the feeling of wearing a mask. These are my top brands.


1. Maybelline Super Stay Makeup $9.00
This is a great product to save time when doing makeup,
when applying a little tab goes a long way, the formula is very flexible so it gives great full coverage without the cakyness that we all dislike. The result is flawless look,
affordable, but also a one step makeup without having to use primer nor finishing powder. This will give you a matte look
without using any other product. 





2. Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Make-Up.
If you're not sure if you want to commit to the product
at Ulta Stores or I'm sure its online as well. Get yourself
a starter pack its small size for only $10.(powder, brush,
and primer).
Or Ebay Pur Minerals for better prices, but know what color you need.
Im light skin tone but i dont use porcelin its too light, since i have yellow
undertones i buy it in Light). And I use Peach Primer, its almost like a conceler itself. This is a little more costly,
but you can buy it fairly cheap if you look for it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My first blog..

So I've seen some of my sorority sisters blogs, and i've been contemplating if i should start my own. It seems fun, but a fair warning mine wont be as updated as most bloggers. But anyway, here I am :)