Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My 2013 Empties/Haul

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Peek-A-Boo White Lace Top

Plus Size OOTD featuring how to where a peek-a-boo (see through) top with just a bra. When you are plus size this maybe a challenge, but if worn with a blazer, cardigan, sweeter, jacket, etc.. It can be very sexy and conservative.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Prefect Contour Bronzers

Hi beauty bloggers. I wanted to discuss bronzers. I love to contour my face. I always seem to be attracted to a matte bronzer. These are the bronzers in my collection that the reach for the most. I will list them below as swatched:
  1. MAC MFS Give Me Sun
  2. Maybelline Dream Sun Warm Tan
  3. Benefit Hoola
  4. Bare Minerals The High Drive
  5. Loreal True Match Cocoa
  6. NYC Sunny 
They're all easy to work with very blend able. All are warm tone bronzers, except Benefits Hoola is more of a cool tone shade. In my option the MAC Give me sun and Benefit Hoola are the more natural looking ones in my collection. But, that's because I have six to choose from. They are all similar in color. If you wanted to "dupe" MAC Give me Sun it would be NYC Sunny. If you want to "dupe" Benefit Hoola bronzer it would be Maybelline Dream Sun Warm Tan is very similar. Hope this post was useful.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Hi fellow beauty bloggers. Today I wanted to mention tan, mauve, dust rose blushes. I love this color on my cheeks for fall. My skin is light-to light medium. I think this color is very complementing. Its a shuttle flush to the cheeks, a very natural look. These are my go to blushes for the season. They are very similar to one other. I switched them side by side. They are all buildable, and very blend able for more color.
 in order of switch
  1. ELF Tinkled Pink
  2. ELF Candid Coral
  3. NYX Mauve
  4. Benefit Dallas
  5. Tarte Exposed
  6. Tarte Stellar

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Products Review/Empties

Check out my first empties video. Please comment and subscribe to my channel.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

My Best Cream Blushes

Hi beauty bloggers. Seasons are changing soon, which means the weather will be changing as well. When the temps start to cool down, I like to use cream blushes if my skin feels and bit drier. I do tend to layer cream with a hint of powder blush because I have oily skin and I don't want it slipping off. Since I don't wear cream blushes that often, I don't want to invest a lot of money in these types of products. Here's some cream blushes that are very affordable and highly pigmented.
  • NYX Glow
  • NYX Tickled (has hint of gold)
  • Malley Pink Perfection
  • ELF Headliner

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What's your Skin Tone?

Hi. This is beautyundergrad with a Tip of the day. This video is to help find out your skin tone, if you are like me it was not so easy to determine because you fall between both, warm tone and cool tone. I had to actually alter my look to fit in one or the other. The nice thing is that you can be both with a few adjustments. Hope this is useful.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mariposa Pallette Brown Eye Palette

Hi beauty friends. I am featuring the Urban Decay Mariposa Palette. Its an oldie but a goodie. This is a "brown eyed" palette. The colors are all complimenting to brown eyes.  I recently seen many of these on eBay for less then $15.00 amazing deal. This palette is a semi 'shimmer palette. Colors are all very pigmented. We all know the quality of Urban Decay's eyeshadows are fantistic and this palette has most of there top sellers in one palette. Happy hunting, worth every penny!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

MSF Seamless Skin Alternatives

I like to use MAC MFS to set my foundation to get a glowing, seamless look. I love the MAC MSF for that effect its great. But if you don't own it, or your a beauty on a budget here's two alternatives I found. The swatches are in this order.
  1. MAC MSF in light
  2. Wet and Wild reserve your cabana
  3. Physicians Formula youth code in Medium

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bronzer With Light Shimmer

I usually prefer matte bronzer to work with. But occasionally I want to use a shimmer bronzer to warm my face up. These are my favorite in my collection.
  • Elf Antigua
  • Hard Candy Bombshell
  • Tarte Park Avenue Princess
  • Benefit Bronzer Duo

Sunday, August 18, 2013

What is your FACE Shape?

Today I will be going over how to find the best eyewear for your face shape.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph03pVuIfDs check on my video and I have more detail information how to determine your face shape.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pink/Peach Blushes

My best Pink/Peach Blushes from my collection. All are very user friendly, easy to blend and very little shimmer if any. Cost varies from $2.99-$25.00. Fantastic for all skin tones.
  • Jordana Rose Silk
  • Physicians Formula Warm Happy Booster
  • Tarte Magic
  • Tarte Tickled

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Amazing Cocoa Butter Products

Palmer's Cocoa Butter products are my favorite. These products claims are all facts! There lotion is a creamy formula with Vitamin E. heals and softens dry skin and soothes stretch marks and tones skin. Palmers Hair Milk with coconut oil, Vitamin E and Keratin nourishes and tames my frizzy locks. No sulfates, No parabens. Palmers lip balm has SPF helps prevent chapped lips, but heals cracked lips and wind-burned lips. Its amazing. My favorite is the swivel stick formula. Thicker then the lotion like the chap stick. I use this for everything. Its on the spot moisture. I use it for nails, toes face, lips, its even helps healing blemishes. Save yourself money. These products are all under $5.00 dollars and they truly do what they stay.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Perfect Matte Palette for Autumn and Fall

This eye shadow palette is the Kat Von D "Ladybird". It is the prefect palette for autumn and fall. I think this is a must  have in your collection. So pigmented, all "matte" colors and so versatile. The possibilities are endless with this palette. I purchased it at Sephora for $36.00.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

**Highlight Powders**

These are my favorite highlight powders. Each one goes very well with most skin tones.
1) Tiki by Hard Candy                      
2) Angelic by Tarte                           
3) Duo kit by Benefits                       
4) Honeymoon by Hard Candy         
5) Modern Mercury by Estee Lauder

1) Tiki is a golden color
2) Angelic is a white with gold flecks
3) Benefits white with pink flecks
4) Honeymoon is a pink color
5) Mercury is a rose gold color

Monday, August 5, 2013


I purchased NYX Matte Bronzer in Light for a natural contour look. I found it to be good for winter, but not in summer when I am a little tanner. I purchased the Medium and thought it could be just a bit darker, so then I purchase the Dark. Now that I have all 3 shades I decided to use Light for winter, Medium for Spring, and Dark for Summer. My recommendation is if you have light -medium skin tone just purchase Medium it will work best. Dark is not dark enough for dark skin. As seen in my swatch then are all very similar.
1) Light   2) Medium  3) Dark

Saturday, August 3, 2013

How to get the Victoria's Secret Smokey Eye

I really like this Victoria's Secret "Naked" palette of nude eye shadows. Similar to Urban Decay palette but half the price. Cool Tone browns, like taupe, sand, grey, beige, charcoal, black etc. The palette comes with step by step instructions on how to get the Victoria Secret Smokey Eye Look. This is a great palette to have in your collection.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Liebster Award 2013

Most of you, like me, are probably wondering what the heck is a Liebster Award? 

Here's the rules on how this whole thing works:
1. Thank the blogger who presented you with the Liebster Award, and link back to his or her blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator; list 11 random facts about yourself, and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Present the Liebster Award to 11 bloggers, who have blogs with 200 followers or less, whom you feel deserve to be noticed. Leave a comment on the blogs letting the owners know they have been chosen. (No tag backs.)
4. Upload the Liebster Award image to your blog.

I was nominated by a fantastic blogger named Angel Lee check out her blog http://angelleebeauty.blogspot.com
she really knows her stuff. Thank you Angel for nominating me.

these are my Liebster Award Q&A from Angel Lee

1. What's your favorite bronzer? MAC GIVE ME SUN
2. What's your favorite overall makeup brand? TARTE
3. Do you use drugstore makeup? If so, what brand do you think has been the most overlooked? ESSENCE
4. What celebrity would you say you most look to for makeup looks/inspiration? J-LO
5. Who is your favorite blogger? CANDICE MUE
6. What is something about you that most people would never guess? I LOVE the PINUP LOOK
7. Do you have any other creative outlets you enjoy besides blogging? If so, what are they? CRAFTS
8. Favorite fashion trend at the moment? NUDE SANDALS
9. Favorite piece of jewelry you wear often? CHEAT ROSE GOLD RING
10. What is your "holy-grail" mascara? REVLON 3D
11. You are stranded on a desert island and can only bring 3 makeup items; what would they be? FOUNDATION, POWDER, CONCEALER

Question for my nominees:

1. What's your favorite lipstick?
2. What's your favorite nail polish?
3. What's your favorite hair care product?
4. What's your favorite eye shadow of all time?
5. Who is your favorite blogger?
6. What is something about you that most people would never guess?
7. Favorite celebrity style?
8. Favorite fashion trend at the moment?
9. Favorite piece of jewelry you wear often?
10. What is your "holy-grail" mascara?
11. You found $30.00 dollars what do you buy?


Simple Tip of the Day

I am featuring a simple tip today that I find very useful. A color wheel. It helps find the complementing color to anything. Examples: inner/exterior decorating, styling clothes, makeup, crafting, cake decorating etc. Endless possibilities. Check out my video link for more examples.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Origami Owl Necklace

Hi this is beautyundergrad with a piece of jewelry that is very unique. So the concept behind this is you basically design it yourself. You pick the necklace type, color, and length. Then you pick your center piece also type, color and size (so many to choose from). After that you pick and choose your charms (tons to choose from) order took about one week to receive. It came in this fortune cookie jewelry box and the cookie came stuffed in the "Chinese food take out" box. My charms are:
  • red lips
  • red lipstick
  • pink hair dryer
  • purse "I love shopping" 
  • red heel
  • pink heart
  • red heart
  • pink crown

If you want to see how I wore it check out this link.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oaWnrxlLR4

Monday, July 29, 2013

My Best Warm Tone Baby Pink Blushes

These are my favorite warm tone baby pink blushes. I have light-medium skin tone that is "Neutral"
  1. Sonia Kashuk Flamingo
  2. NYX Peach
  3. Tarte Dollface                                                                     

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Plus Size Outifit of the Day

Hi I'm beautyundergrad with another plus size ootd idea. Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to put an outfit together.

Friday, July 26, 2013

At Home Laser Hair Removal

This review is on the Tria Laser Hair Removal. I've had this machine for over a year now. I have found this machine to be effective to a curtain extent. Direction say only use on, dark hair,  light-medium skin tone, not on your face, and you must shave the area first. So, when I started this process, I thought it would to be a quick solution to my "hairy" problem. Well it wasn't. I'm still using it a year later. I started the laser on my arms first, and thought I'd work my way down. Needless to say I'm still working on my arms. I "zap" once every two weeks. I have patches of hair, but the hair is fine, lighter and very sparse. I still can't tolerate I highest setting it hurts me. There's six settings. I'm at 4 or 5 on a good day. It hurts like a epilator. So bottom line Is it worth the money. NO.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Best Cool Tone Pink Blushes

My Best Cool Tone Pink Blushes
  1). MAC Pink Cult
     2). No. 7 Candy Pink
     3). ELF Pink Passion
4). Tarte Fantastic

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Plus Size OOTD-Printed Denim Capri Shorts

This is a plus size outfit of the day. Fast and easy outfit that still looks presentable in most casual settings. Examples: BBQ, day at the beach, shopping, lunch with friends etc...

Monday, July 22, 2013

Absolute Full Coverage Foundation and Concealer

I have tried many foundations and concealers for full coverage, from drug store to high end. The best liquid foundation and concealer combination for absolute full coverage is Kat Von D lock-it longwear foundation and the lock-it concealer. The most comparable is the Estee Lauder Double Wear. I found the doublewear formula difficult to blend. But that's definitely not the case with the Kat Von D foundation. With this combo there is no blemish, scar, sun spot, age spot, redness, veins that it won't cover for a flawless look. Prefect for photo's too. The concealer was made to even cover tattoos.  I especially love it for photo's and videos. Amazing coverage!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Clean Makeup Brushes Super Fast

If you use makeup brushes to apply your makeup. You know that the process of cleaning your brushes can take hours. I usually wash my brushes with soap, water and a bit of olive oil. I usually have to let them sit and dry over night. Well, I discovered this product through a You Tube video. It cleans all types of brushes. The best part of this cleaning solution is it only takes 15 minutes to dry. Love this, a little bit goes a long way. Example, this particular bottle I've had for about 1 year. It's fantastic. It's called "Cinema Secrets" professional brush cleaner. I got it on-line. I don't use this every day, but I do use it once a week.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What's Your Body Type

For some women it is complicated to find clothes that compliment your particular body type. I found this chart on the internet that may help. If you follow the chart for the clothes that best suits your shape. You'll never purchase another garment that doesn't fit your body shape again. I also have some examples on my YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/beautyundergrad

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Perfect Little Black Dress

The "LBD" little black dress is quintessential for any women's closet, because of its versatility. It has endless possibilities. Key thing to remember when purchasing your "LBD" is fit make sure the cut of the dress flatters your body. Check out my video below for more suggestions and examples of the prefect "LBD" for your body shape.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Best Contouring Brushes Ever

I have tried many brushes for contouring my face. I love to add shadow and dimension to my face "angles" where I need them. The best brushes I have tried to do this technique are two Sonia Kashuk brushes from Target. The white handle makeup brush bristles are very dense. Prefect for blending seamlessly. The multi-colored handle makeup brush has the same bristles, but long and thin. Prefect for a precise contour. I use this brush for my nose.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

My Best Coral and Peach Blushes

I have light-medium skin tone. Undertone is neutral, I can wear both yellow and pink undertone makeup. I prefer to wear yellow undertones. Haves some pictures of my best peach and coral blushes. I also use them as eye shadows, especially MAC Gingery and NO.7 Honey prefect transition lid color from light skin tone.

1. Tarte Peaceful (very little shimmer)
2. MAC Gingerly (matte)
3. Boots No.7 Honey (matte)
4. Jordana Tawny Beige (very little shimmer)
5. Sonia Kashuk Sunset (shimmery)