Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Christmas Present from DHD

I hope you're all enjoying the holidays with your family. I know I am. I wanted to leave a little present for all of my readers. Use the code MerryChristmas at checkout and get 15% off everything in our Etsy store here:

Now, back to playing with the new presents. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stencil Tutorial Part 2 - Using the Stencil

I realize this is a little overdue, but here is the second part of my stencil tutorial that will show you how to use the stencils you made in this post.

First off, you're going to want to apply the stencil sticker to your bare face. If you have any make up on under it, the adhesive will pull it off. I go ahead and finish my make up on every part of my face except for the area that I use the stencils on. I find it's easier to complete your eyeshadow before adding the design.

Now, place the trimmed stencil on the area of your face that you'd like to put the design on. I usually do this around my eyes or on my cheeks. When I'm ready to use the eye shadow for the stencil, I get a small plate or lid to dump a small amount of powder on. I then mix water into the shadow, a drop at a time until I have a thick, liquid consistancy. It's important that you do not add water to your eye shadow jar. Always get another container and dump a small amount out. If water gets into your shadow, it will cause bacteria to grow in it.

While the shadow is still wet, brush it over the main area of the stencil. Do this until you have enough shadow on there to cover the area like this:

Let the area dry for a moment and then slowly peel the stencil off. It should look something like my stars here:

The silver is a little difficult to see. If you use a darker color, it will be a more prominent design when you're finished. Now that I've finished with the stencil, I use a brush to touch up my foundation around the area & add some lip gloss.

If you use a darker color it will look more like this:

If you need to touch up your lines, use a damp brush with a fine line. I've had the designs smudge on me when I get clumsy enough to rub my face.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New item to premiere on Monday!

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I've secretly been working on a few things in between all the orders lately. No, it's not nail polish yet, I'm sorry. It's actually a few different things that you'll see over the next few months. The first one will release on Monday around noon and just in time for last minute Christmas shopping. If you're going to be ordering gifts online, remember to do it soon! The cut off time for First Class Mail is the 20th, and Express is not cheap. I learned this the hard way. But all in all, let's not forget that it's not about the presents. It's about doing something nice for the people we love.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Etsy Haul Part 4 - Burning Moon Jewelery & Accessories

I know this is long overdue, but please forgive me. I've been packing up jars & sample packs for everyone. Here's my next Etsy review:

Burning Moon sells jewelery, hair accessories, and a few other miscellaneous items. She has a lovely shop with really beautiful, classy items.

I received two key chain FOB's from Burning Moon. They were both very beautiful and accurately represented in her shop. My items arrived really quickly, with a nice personal note included from Luna. I would definitely purchase from her shop again. In fact, it would be a little hard to resist with all the beautiful chokers & necklaces like this one: