Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tutorial: Bright Leopard fever!!



Something about leopard print makes me feel sexy and sultry! I don't know if its because this wild animal is always in the shadows looking for prey, but I love it! 

Click below to see my tutorial!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

MAC Club eyeshadow w/ swatches, photos & dupes!



When I think of duochrome, I think eyelids adorned with fleeting sexyness!
The reason I say fleeting is because whenever you open your eyes, if you use it for a eyelid color and not the crease, it hides when you open your eyes or blink and reappears when you blink or look down. I cannot believe how stunning this is, everytime I use it. The flash of teal with red undertones, makes me want to wear this all over my face and body!!
Haha, I wish that was normal.

Read more for my swatches and dupes!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MAC Her Blooming cheek = a bright blush for all!

This blush is not for the faint at heart, so if you consider your self modest when choosing blushes, you might be surprised if your mind changes after reading this! You can use a super light hand when applying... If you happen to be looking for a bold blush that can be used for many different looks, is perfect for summer & makes you say ohhh YEAH BABAY....keep reading!



Va-Va-Va-Vooom! I love bright blushes.
Click below to see my review and how I wore it!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

OOTD: Floral essence!



Ever since I was young, I have always be attracted to floral prints. I got alot of remarks that it was "older women's clothing", mainly from in highschool when I wore floral button downs and vests. From my blazers to my blouses, it was love. Some might feel it is too "mature" for my age group (22), But I think of it as classy & girly.



What I wore:
Love scene tank / Roomates lace vest (similar one here) / Forever 21 cami / Forever 21 blazer (similar one here) / Seven 7 denim / Pandora bracelet / Rampage sandals (here) / Deux Lux Luella bag


My toe got cracked when I hit it against the bar stool. It started bleeding and cracked almost halfway down.

To be honest, the reason why I do my toes like this is because my left foot, I was born with them growing up, instead of out. Alot of people don't know because I am so confident with it, but you can google other peoples toes if you wanna see it. :) I just don't like them, but I am not going to put fake nails on my skin for them to be considered normal, like other people do. Thats why you will never see my toe nails.



Deux Lux- luella bag, which my review is HERE!



Its amazing to me how much a article of clothing can dress up your whole look. I wore the blazer and my sister said "you look so dressed up".  I knew it was the blazers effect because when I wore the shirt and vest alone, It had no effect. :)

I just ordered my Nikon Coolpix L810 camera so that I can start taking great pictures again (this makes me motivated to review a product) & start making Youtube videos! I've always wanted to do videos to show how I do the looks I do and go over the reviews of products, but it wasn't until recently I actually considered doing it.
 Being a stay at home mom is challenging at times because I always have been the working type, so staying at home all day long, and maybe even possibly having money coming in from the ads, would be great. Don't worry, that won't stop me from blogging. I have a love for photography and love to write. There's something about still pictures that shows the beauty of a make-up product better than a glimpse in a video. I can't wait to get my camera and I also ordered additional lighting, lens cleaner, tripod etc, so that I could really throw myself into it. If anyone has experience with Youtube videos, tips for making a great video, monetary tips, or even set-up tips, it would be helpful to me. I would love to do tutorials, hauls, style tips, nails, and more! I feel there's no end to what I can do now!

I had been hesitant because of how mean people on the internet seem. I mean, there's bloggers/youtube guru's out there that are supermodel beautiful and still people find mean things to say to them. I am pretty confident and non-insecure, but hearing all the negative and hurtful remarks, makes me hope I don't start believing some of things they say. Anywho, I already have a Youtube channel set-up, so if you could subscribe, that would be awesome! Look out for my very first video soon! Thank you all for always offering a kind word and being supportive. It means alot. :)


Here's my Youtube channel, if you can subscribe, I'd be honored!!

Also make sure you take advantage of this Heels.com deal. I usually don't post on every little thing that I buy, but this is such a great deal, I would love for you all to be notified. If you love the comfyness of Jessica Simpson heels, the classy and edgyness of Steve Madden, the rocker chic of L.A.M.B, go and buy this certificate right now, or even, just browse and look around and see if you would like anything. You spend $50 for $100 dollar worth of shoes. Whether it's heels, or flats, its an amazing deal! I was just looking at this site a while ago and can't believe this deal is going on. Of course I had to buy TWO!!! One for me and one to gift, but of course Im gonna use the other one. :) Here's the link again because I seriously recommend just checking it out if you love shoes/heels for a great price. Tell me if you find anything! I am looking at the Steve Madden Bolddd heels or the Jessica Simpson Fawnna heels. I can't decide because I literally have 12 pairs of heels in my shopping cart.

What kind of prints do you like? If you have any suggestions on who, on Youtube to watch to get good tips for making Youtube videos, please comment below. I'd love to see who you like and why!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Finally! myGlam Out all night is here!




If you haven't heard of the subscription service for myGlam, head over to my first review on it HERE. I wasn't able to get the last myGlam bag review up because I was so busy with trying to plan things that I totally forgot about it on the wayside

Click below to see swatches and my reviews!...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Physicians Formula Happy Booster in Rose w/ swatches + my camera's broken!!!


First off, I have said it, and I will say it again. Physicians Formula has yet to disappoint. I would like to own alot more products, but time will only tell...:)


Description from Physiciansformula.com
Ultra-soft and blend-able blushing powder features a fresh and vibrant mix of blushing tones infused with a pop of color to create a healthy glow.
Multi-reflective pearls provide a soft iridescence to highlight contour and add radiance to cheeks.
Infused with our Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress.
The sweet scent of Violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply.
 retails around : $13 = 0.24 oz

On the box, it states that this is a "mood boosting blush", meaning it is infused with natural plant extracts that mimic the effect of endorphins, and that's what they mean when they say it creates a happy feeling when worn on the skin: it is scientific!



The Positives:
What I really like about this particular blush is that the hearts are actually popping up, meaning 3D baby!
 Like they could've been "lazy" and just over sprayed it with different pink colors & been done with it, but they actually made them different colors and 3D so that it could be more appealing and attractive. After using this a couple of times already, the colors didn't even look like they had been touched or in my case, used. I don't even think, after using this 50 times it will look like I use it. The formula is pretty impressive.
The fact that they included different color hearts (baby pink, bubblegum pink, soft plum) is a bonus because it gives a multi-dimension look without having the flat look of just ONE color.
I also like the look it gives me. A soft rosy glow, without shimmer-bomb-ness.


Application:
I apply my regular make-up and swirl this around and apply. It's that simple. I find that sometimes I need a little more because when I swipe it on my cheeks, It fades out fast. For those of you that like blush to barely barely be seen, then one swirl will be enough, but for me, I like a bold flush of color. If you like the violet smell, then you will love applying this blush. This is the only blush I own that has such a strong scent when applying, but it quickly fades when applied. I like it. I like it ALOT! However, you ladies with sensitive skin might want to be careful with this because of the added perfumes.



Left to Right: (All swatches are Physician Formula brand) Shimmer pearls, Happy booster, and pH adjusting blush in rose.



The Negatives:
-The brush is cute, and in an emergency ( like the other day when I washed all my brushes & left them on the counter to dry, I needed a blush brush but all I had was my fingers, this would have come in handy) this will save you in the blush application process, but otherwise, it's crap. I think it's more for them to be able to say, "yeah, and we added a applicator brush". I also give all my brushes to my daughter to play with. She loves copying me. She's seriously so girly, its scary. Her wrists are so dainty when walking, held slightly poised.

-The main negative I saw, was that the mirror is underneath the blush so every time you go to apply it you have to lift the pan back up to look in the mirror, and if your like me, I mentioned I apply 2 coats, so this is a malfunction in the product designers department.

-Bulky is not cute. This is such a bulky package that I don't like putting it in my make-up case because it takes up unnecessary room. I'd rather have my thinner, sleeker (is that a word?) NARS blushes, than this bulky clunky blush compact.

-Physicians Formula tends to be a higher priced drugstore brand, that might make you want to skip this and save up for a higher end blush. If all these negatives don't phase you, go grab this blush. I stated the negatives, but I still love this blush and would repurchase it for sure.
I have yet to capture a photo of me wearing this blush, but when I do, I will post a photo so that you can see how it's worn and actual color.



Update on posts:
My favorite bright lippie: wet and wild cherry picking






 I haven't been posting like I typically do, because my camera is shot. It is stuck in a unfocused state. I have been using the Casio Exilim since I first started blogging and finally all the times it was dropped and water that got on it, made it stop working, Im guessing. If any one has a suggestion to fix it, any would be appreciated. I don't have warranty on it anymore because it is 2 years old already. I might be getting another one soon, but that just depends. I would really like to get a good one, but who knows. I just got the HTC One S from T-mobile cell phone and it has pretty good photo quality, but I like using an actual shoot and capture camera. 











 Also I entered into the Mary Kay Makeover contest, where I have a chance to win money and money to donate to a charity of my choice. If you all could, please head over to https://www.mkmakeovercontest.com/vote/gallery.jsp.
Type in Tamara Betancourt
Please don't laugh, but there is a HIDEOUS "before" picture of me, with minimal make-up on. So viewer discretion is advised!!! You can vote up to 5 times daily, even on just one photo, so please take a second and vote for me! Voting ends June 15, 2012.
I am still testing out products and reviewing them although I don't have a camera, I just have them in my drafts. I have a few older posts that have pictures, so I will get those up for the time being. 
On another note. I am looking into buying a Shellac starter kit, from Amazon.com so anyone who is familiar with the CND polish line and has there own kit at home, any tips would be awesome. I got my first Sheallac manicure in CT and I have been hooked since! My nails are so strong and long and the manicure is still going strong, except on my index fingers because I peeled it off.


Ill leave you this photo of my angel, blending in with her zebra blankie...:)




Do you like the Physicians Formula brand or do you walk right on past it when you go shopping? 
Own any of their products that you love?
Comment below!
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