June 20, 2016

Today's Look... Current "Everyday/Work" Look

Today's look is all about those days when you don't really want to put in the effort to do a full face of make up or those days when you're running a little late. You're already rushed to get to work and there just isn't enough time.

This is what I do when I'm running late, or don't have enough bag space to bring all the make up I would usually wear. I try to cut some corners by not using any eyeshadow. To give my eye a bit of depth I just add my contour color into the crease of my eyes. I complete the "shadow" by highlighting my brow bone with my highlight color. I also tend to skip such steps as an eye primer. I simply lightly apply my foundation across my eyelid before apply any powders. I also don't usually apply my Nyx jumbo pencil in milk unless I have some extra time, mind you it is only a 5 second step. Same goes for my second foundation shade. I would only apply the lighter shade if I had time to do a liquid highlight. On the day I did this blog I did have the extra time.


As always below is a list of all the products that I used as well as more picture of this look.

Eyes:
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Nyx Jumbo Pencil (Milk)
-MAC Sculpting Powder (Sculpt)
-MAC Mineralized Skinfinish (Soft & Gentle)
-Rimmel London Eyeliner Pencil (Black)
-Stila Eyeliner Pen (Black)
-MAC False Lashes Maximizer 
-MAC Extended Play GigaBlack Lash (Black)

Brows:
-Annabelle Skinny Brow Pencil (Dark)
-MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set (Brown)



Face:
-Cover Girl Clean for Sensitive Skin (250 - Creamy Beige & 205 - Ivory)
-Make Up Forever Pro Finsh Powder (115)
-Stila Custom Color Blush (Self Adjusting)
-MAC Sculpting Powder (Sculpt)
-MAC Mineralized Skinfinish (Soft & Gentle)

Lips:
-Rimmel London Jumbo Lipstick (Raspberry Pink) - This lable has completely come off. Sorry! :(
-MAC Lipstick (Real Doll)






If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the space below or you can contact/follow me on social media under the follow me section.

Peace & Luv

June 12, 2016

Today's Look... A Brash and Bold Poison Plum

Today's look was inspired by someone I follow on Instagram by the name of @alyssamarieartistry. Alyssa is a very talented make up artist who I would influuence anyone to follow. You will especially like some of her work if you are into birghter colors and bolder make up.

Here is the orginal photo of Alyssa. She is absolutely stunning. 

And here is my look today. I wasn't trying to perfectly mimic this look. It was simply inspired by Alyssa. 



As always below is a list of all the products that I used.

Eyes:
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Nyx Jumbo Pencil (Milk)
-Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette (Stranger)
-Sugarpill Loose Shadow (Goldilux)
-Sugarpill Pressed Shadow (Tako, Poison Plum, & Bulletproof)
-MAC Pigments (Brash & Bold)
-MAC Reflects (Teal)
-Rimmel London Eyeliner Pencil (Black)
-Stila Eyeliner Pen (Black)
-MAC False Lashes Maximizer 
-MAC Extended Play GigaBlack Lash (Black)

Brows:
-Khol Eyeliner Pencil (Brown)
-Urban Decay Smokey Pallette (Back Door) 
-MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set (Brown)

Face:
-Make Up Forever High Definition Liquid Foundation (N116)
-Make Up Forever Pro Finsh Powder (115)
-Mac Pro Longwear Concealer (NW20)
-Stila Custom Color Blush (Self Adjusting)
-MAC Sculpting Powder (Sculpt)
-MAC Mineralized Skinfinish (Soft & Gentle)

Lips:
-Sleek Makeup Paint Pout Pigment Lip Stain (Deep Raspberry Pink)
-Anna Sui Lip Gloss C (#200 - Glossy Pink with Blue Duochrome) 
-MAC Reflects (Teal)







If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the commen box below. Remember to follow both, @alysamarieartisy and @warpaintluv on all your social media accounts. Happy Sunday everyone!

Peace & Luv

June 11, 2016

Today's Look... Royal Lips

Today's look was inspired by wanting to do something different. It is rare that I wear lipstick out on a daily basis, let alone a dark, bold shade like blue, purple or black. I'm not saying that I won't or haven't worn those shades out. I just don't tend to on a regular basis, and because of that a lot of my blog looks don't always have bold lips. WELL... Not today. 

Today I decided to use MAC Cosmetics Matte Royal Blue, a dark deep shade of blue that will take any look to that next level. When I was done wearing my lipstick and removed it the lock I was wearing instantly toned down to create a whole new look. This is how simple it can be to differ or create a look for the day vs evening.


As always below is a list of all the products that I used.

Eyes:
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Nyx Jumbo Pencil (Milk)
-Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette (Buck, & Half Baked)
-Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Tease, Snakebite, & Busted)
-Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (Strange, Mugshot & Darkside)
-Sugarpill Pressed Shadow (Tako)
-Sugarpill Loose Shadow (Goldilux)
-Rimmel London Eyeliner Pencil (Black)
-Stila Eyeliner Pen (Black)
-MAC False Lashes Maximizer 
-MAC Extended Play GigaBlack Lash (Black)

Brows:
-Khol Eyeliner Pencil (Brown)
-Urban Decay Smokey Pallette (Back Door) 
-MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set (Brown)


Face:
-Make Up Forever High Definition Liquid Foundation (N116)
-Make Up Forever Pro Finsh Powder (115)
-Mac Pro Longwear Concealer (NW20)
-Stila Custom Color Blush (Self Adjusting)
-MAC Sculpting Powder (Sculpt)
-MAC Mineralized Skinfinish (Soft & Gentle)

Lips:
-MAC Matte Lipstick (Matte Royal)





If you have any questons or comments please feel free to leave them in the comment box below. You can also find links to follow me on social media as well as contact me by email under the contact me section.

Hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful Saturday!

Peace & Luv

June 9, 2016

Brow Tinting - First Time

Today I went on a bit of a cosmetic adventure. A close friend of mine has recently had to go through some training to learn new eyebrow shaping, grooming and styling technquines. Today she got to practice some brow tinting and has asked if she cold use me as a model. Being interested I, of course, said yes. 

To be honest with you it was just like getting your hair dyed. Well the same type of idea when it came to apply dye and then removing it. They apply some sort of dye or tinting to your eyebrows carefully using a spoolie or brush. (I've seen a couple diffrent technquines.) Then depending on the individual and desired look they leave it on for an allotted amount of time. Once the time is up they wipe it off to reveal your tinited eyebrows. I am happy to report that there was absolutely no uncomfortable sensations or strong odors. 


The picture on the left is from this morning before getting my brows done. The picture on the right is from this afternoon after having my eyebrows done. You can tell that my brows are darker and slightly more filled in. Please note: In the second photo I do have parts of my eyes filled in due to my over plucking. :/ Tinting your eyebrows will NOT make magical hairs appear giving you the fuller looking brow. Just sayin.

Today was quite a treat since it had been so long since I had gotten anything professionally done with my eyebrows in such a long time. Today was the first time my eyebrows were waxed in YEARS! I usally maintain them myself at home, however that looks like it may change.

Please remember this is not something I would reccomend you trying at home. The people who do this at professional businesses are trained professionals. Please do not try this at home with some box color and injury your face! Or worse blind yourself!! Please leave this type of work up to the pros.

Just wanted to give a huge shout out to my girl, Sam for doing a fantastic job on my brows. I am very proud of you Checkers. ;) You can find Sam on Twitter & Intstagram. Just head over to my page and follow the links specifically for this post.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the comment box below.

Peace & Luv

June 7, 2016

Today's Look... Naked once more

Reccently I have seen a lot people posting older looks that they have recreating and improved. The orginal make up's are typically from the same artist but on years ago. Right now with me trying to improve my skills and really come back into the make up game hard I thought it would be fitting to post the same sort of blog.

The look I am recreating is a look I did back in April of 2012. The blog post was called Naked because of the palette and color options I had choosen. 

Here is a look at both make up's side by side. You can definitely see that there has been some years of change and improvement. The only real changes I had made to the look, was changing the eyebrowns from Pink to Brown. I have nothing against Pink eyebrows. I just didnt have the right product with me to create an awesome set of pink brows.

 



As always you can find a list of prodcuts I used, as well as more photo below...

2016 "Naked" Look:

Eyes:
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Nyx Jumbo Pencil (Milk)
-Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette (Naked, Buck)
-Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Half Baked, Booty Call, Snake Bite, Busted, & Strange)
-Sugarpill Pressed Shadow (Tako)
-Rimmel London Eyeliner Pencil (Black)
-Stila Eyeliner Pen (Black)
-Nyx Liquid Crystal Eyeliner (Gold Sparkle)
-MAC False Lashes Maximizer 
-MAC Extended Play GigaBlack Lash

Brows:
-Annabelle Skinny Brow Pencil (Medium)
-MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set (Brown)


Face:
-Make Up Forever High Definition Liquid Foundation (N116)
-Make Up Forever Powder
-Mac Pro Longwear Concealer (NW20)
-Stila Custom Color Blush (Self Adjusting)
-MAC Sculpting Powder (Sculpt)
-MAC Mineralized Skinfinish (Soft & Gentle)

Lips:
-Smashbox  O-Gloss Intuitive Lip Color (Color Changing - Pink)

2012 "Naked" Look:

Eyes:
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Nyx Jumbo Pencil (Milk)
-Urban Decay Naked Palette 1
-Urban Decay Naked Palette 2
-E.L.F Eyeliner Pencil (Black)
-E.L.F Eyeliner Pen (Black)
-Nyx Glitter Liquid Eyeliner (Gold)
-Million Lashes Mascara (Black)

Brows:
-MAC Pigment (Brash & Bold)

Face:
-Facial Moisturizer
-MAC Pro Longwear (NW20)
-MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Medium)
-NARS Blush (Orgasm)

Lips:
-MAC Lipglass (Athena's Kiss)







I dedcided to post the products that I used for my old look as well, simply because I want to give credit where credit is due and just to show the transition or change in make up over the years. It also shows a change in preference as well as products that have been staple items for me since the beginning. 

I had a lot of fun trying to recreate this look from a few years ago. I'm sure I will do a couple more recreated looks from the past. Remember if you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment box below.

Peace & Luv

March 25, 2016

VAPING - Over 75 Days Smoke Free

So this blog will not be make up related however it is about something I would consider to be health related and something I am personally very proud of. I reccently decided to quit smoking. Techincally it has been 77 days smoke free. This was not meant to be one of my new year goals, but something I wanted or would like to have accomplished before the end of 2016. In all honesty I didn't think it was ever going to happen. Then I discovered vaping.

Now again in all honestly I had heard of vaping a couple years ago but didnt really understand the concept. I couldn't understand why someone would want to switch from smoking to another product that is still nicotine based and "pretty much the same thing" - which it isn't. My opionon on this has completely changed.

First let me explain a litte about vaping. Before I begin please note that I am not an expert in vaping. I am still a begininger. As much as I have dove in head first (haven't been into something as much as this since discovering make up!) and have learnned so much over the past couple months I am in no way, shape or form an expert on the topic. Vaping can be dangerous if done inccorectly. Please follow all saftey rules and guidelines. You need to know and understand battery saftey. A good rule of thumb with vaping is if you don't know how to do it or think it may be dangerous, then STOP. Please do all your research, visit shops and ask questions. 

I will not be going through all the in's and out's of vaping, simply because there is so much information and as mentioned above I am in no way an expert. However if I do get a good response or recceive questions another blog may have to follow.

My personal vape story goes like this... I had discovered vaping through a couple friends and seeing a couple videos online. One night I had randomly purchased one of those gas station vape pens. It had a ego style battery and a clearomizer with filling measurements. It seemed pretty legit for a starter pen. I enjoyed using this pen for fun but it wasn't something that was helping me kick the habbit right away. Part of my problem was I was using shitty e-juices at way too high of a nicotine level. That's what happens when you dont educate yourself first. 

A couple weeks later I was at the mall and decided to stop in at our local 180 Smoke shop. At this point I had watched a lot more videos and was looking to purchase my first real beginer kit. I was already leaning towards the Kangertech Top Box Nano in Pink. I ended up purchasing the Top Box Nano and begann ti quit smoking that very day. It has offically been 51 days since that purcahse and I haven't have a ciggarette since. The entire set up cost me around $120.00. That included the Kangertech Top Box Nano kit, battery and e-juice. Everything to get you started vaping that night. If your still unsure of what your doing a good shop will help you set up your vape right then and there.


That very night I went online and placed an order for some "real" e-juices. I also purchased one from 180 Smoke wiith my kit, but wasn't really a big fan. I will say there premium e-liquid is great. My favorite and regular go to nicotine e-juice is called Deez Peanuts by 180 Smoke. You don't have to get this e-juce with nicotine.

E-Juice: 

E-Juice, also known as E-Liquid, or E-Cig Juice is the liquid used to fill the tank or clearomizer on your vape pen or mod. E-Juices come in a varitey of tastes and flavors. Typically you have a few categories. Fruity, Fruity Cream, Dessert, Alcholic Drinks, Tabacco, and Menthol.  You can find pretty much any 
flavor you can imagine and if you can't there are serveral places where you can make your own.

E-Juice is generally made up of 2 key ingredients. VG and PG. VG stands for Vegetable Glycerin. VG is a natural chemical made from Vegetable oil. PG stands for Propylene Glycol. PG is a petroleum byproduct commonly used in asthma inhalers, medical producats and beauty products. When these liquids are heated they create a vapor which can be inhaled. Depending on the ratio of the VG and PG used in your e-liquid you will find diffrent results when vaping. More PG will create a thiner e-liquid that will also have a harsher throat hit. If the e-liqud contains more VG then you will see a thicker juice that generally will produce more clouds. Make sure you are using the proper PG and VG percentages for your set up. I personally like a higher VG then PG in my e-juice simply because I like to chase clouds and don't want as harsh of a throat hit. It is more suited for sub-ohm vaping and has less of a thoat hit.

You also have your flavoring which can be natural or attifical. You can also add nicotine depending on your prefence, Nicotine will give your juice a stronger (harsher) throat hit. Nicotine levels range from 24mg - 0mg. I personally started at 18mg's. I should have started a lot lower then that considering 18mg is a pretty strong dose, I quickly dropped down to 12mg for a short time. I worked my way down to 6mg and now 3mg. I am personally giving myself at least 3 weeks between each level to ensure I am not rushing the process. 

Side note/ Little Rant: For those of you who are thinking of trying to quit smoking with vaping- Dont be surprised when people see you are vaping, praise you for it and then pretty much take it back because you are vaping with nicotine. Dont let these people discourage you or make you think you are doing something just as "bad". You are not. You are doing a wonderful thing for YOU and your body, The way I look at it I may be vaping with nicotine which is an addictive substance and harmful to you, however I have also managed to cut out the other 1999 chemicals found in icky sticks AND am slowly reducing the amount of nicotine I take in. For the record you also don't need to always vape with nicotine. I personally switch between a couple tanks. Only one of which contains any nicotine. Thank for coming out haters. ;)



Battery Saftey:

Battery saftey is key when vaping. You need to make sure you are alway using the appropriate batteries for the device you are using. You also need to be charging your batteries with the apporopritate charger or device. Most regulatd mods have difrent types of battery protection which helps the mod stay safe. You also want to be sure your mod has good ventalation. I always like seeing a good amount of vent holes near the battery area, Helps the battery stay cool. If for some reason your batteries do heat up, remove then from your mod. Leave then for a couple minutes. If they continue to heat up, move your batteries to a safe location where they can do whatever they are going to do. People and pets should reamin clear of the area. Any battey waste or mess should be cleaned up appropriately. Google how to clean up a battery mess.

One thing I love about vaping is the ablity to customize pretty much everything you do. You can customize the look of your vape by customizing the mod or adding your own drip tips. For advanced vapers you can even build your own coil on a RDA or RTA. (I am just learning about this myself and have only reccenly purchased RDA. I will say it has been sucessful, but there is still a ton to learn. Maybe a blog for a future date.)




Vaping has already become huge in places like the UK and California. I am so excited to see the industy expand and blow up even more. I can't wait to see what this exciting hobbie will become. I am a huge advocate for vaping. It's a fantstic way to kick the habit of cigarettes and a much healther way to chuck some clouds.

Vaping has become so popular that in some areas it is looked at as a sport. People enter competeitions and win money or sponsorships from blowing the biggest clouds or doing wild vapor tircks. Check out some of these videos online. They are truly incredible. So much more skill and knowlege involved then it looks. 

Since starting to vape I have already purchased a Kangertech KBox 200W mod. I am in love with it. I needed a mod that would go up to a higher wattage and tempraure. I understand that the KBox 200 does not do a full 200 watts, but realistically I'm not regularly vaping past 95-110w. You do not have to max out your mod. The Kangertech KBox is great for me because it gives me all the information I need and is small enough to fit nicely in my hand. 


If you are looking for more infomation Vaping360.com has some great guides for new and old vapers. This site breaks down pretty much everything you need to know about getting started with vaping.

I apologize if this post was too much information or a little confusing. There is just so much to go over. I have only touched the surface. Like I've said several times during this blog, do your reserach. There are a ton of articles and videos out there to explain. 

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below or email me. I can also be found on Instagram, as well as Facebook and Twitter @warpaintluv (MU) @warholluv (personal).


Happy vaping everyone!

Peace & Luv

March 14, 2016

Nails... Dragon Scales, Mermaid Tails. Fairy Dust, Sparkly Nails

This month I chose to go with a some what more simply designed nail. With that said I am still in love with them. They remind me of dragon scales, no wait mermaids tails, no wait fairy dust, no wait... Theysparkly  and shiney nails are eye catching in any lighting. I love they way they sparkle and shine from any angle.

These nails were created by using a gel coat and them sticking the glitter peices to my nails by either dipping my nail into the glitter or tapping it onto the nail. She used a combanation of glitters. A super fine purple sparkle and some big chunky green glitter peices. The larger glitter has a duo chrome shine basically giving off multiple colors depending on the light and angle you are looking at it from. When you hold a few of these glitter pecies in your hand they actually look purple, so be careful when choosing a color. Looks can be deceiving. My nails were sealed and toped off with another gel coat to make them smooth and shiney.


As always my girl Lynn at Y2K nails in Brampton made these happen. She is fantastic and would recommend her to anyone, but especially those looking to try or do something new. These nails are super fun and really well done. They always last me at least 4 weeks. ( :( I know, I know. Get em filled.)

Next time we will be kickin it a little old school. I plan on getting some 3D art so make sure your looking out for that. If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment box below.

Peace & Luv

February 25, 2016

Nails... Mad Love

So first off I must say these are some of the coolest nails I have ever had. I would probably call this set my personal favourite. These nails consisted of everything I love in the way of nail art or how I personally like to rock my nails.

We used all kinds of fun stuff like glitter, mood polish, tribal like designs and lots of gems. This was the first time I had one of those awesome crystal or stud coverd nails. 21 crystals on one finger baby!! >.< To be honest I would have worn any one of these nails as an entire set. I'm already pretty inspired for the next couple sets.


(In the photo above my index fiinger /w 3 gems & middle finger /w 3 gems also changes shade from Black to Grey when warm.)

I got these bad ass nails done at Y2K in Brampton. They were created by a very talented young lady named Lynn. (Seriously, this is my go to girl. If you are in Brampton and like a good freestyle or heavily designed nail, see her.)

I would love to go into more detail with what was used for these nails but we had so much going on with so many different gel polishes and products. As usual my nails are arcylic. I always ask for shellac or gel polishes to be used because I find it lasts a lot longer and seems to make my nails stronger. Even the tribal style designs were done with a gel color. I know a Black to Grey mood polish by Perfect Match was used.


Reccently I have been really into clear nails with a patterned design or just some glitter on it. Probably a hint at nails to come in the future. ;)

As always if you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment box below.

Peace & Luv

February 8, 2016

February Appointments

I am now taking appointments for the month of February. 

Remember Valentine's day is right around the corner. Look your very best for that someone special.

To book an appointment or if you would like more information please contact me at warpaintsarah@gmail.com

Peace & Luv

January 11, 2016

David Bowie 1947-2016

Today's post is not a make up related blog, but I feel it deserves a post to commemorate the loss of someone who inspired me to love the arts and to do the things I love to do, including make up. 

Today the world lost a legendary artist. I am absolutely shocked an sadden about this tragic news. David Robert Jones was born on January 8th 1947 in Brixton, London and passed away on January 10th 2016, in New York, New York after his battle with cancer. Better known as David Bowie, David Robert Jones touched the world and my life with his artistic inflence and expression.

I am truly sadden by the loss of such an amazing artist. I personally feel so much reget for never geting or finding the oppurtunity to see him perform live. We are slowly lossing a generation of incredible performers and artists, and we can't take back time. I feel lucky enough to have had someone so ground breaking to look up to through out my life.

Bowie was classy until the end. Blessed to be able to release a final album, he used it as a way to tell his fans that he knew he was dying and that he would be okay. He would finally be free amoung the stars.

David Bowie was a inspration to me in many ways. So many aspects of Bowie and his career have inspired the thiings I do and enjoy artistically today, Things like music, make up, video, fashion. He was revolutionary and will always be rememebered for it.

Daivd Bowies passing as truly rocked my world today. My love goes out to his family and friends today. I am from the bottom of my heart, truly sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what you are going through. 

We'll see you on the other side. xo

Peace & Luv