Monday, October 28, 2013

October Obsession Confessions: Monthly Favorites

I have been loving A LOT of fun stuff for the month of October!!! I missed out on September monthly favorites so this is some things I have been loving for September all the way through October :)

Check out my video for all my thoughts and more details of what I have been LOVING :)


Products Mentioned:
  • Nathan Water Bottle
  • Palmers Cocoa Body Butter
  • Bath & Body Works Shea Hand Cream in Vanilla Brown Sugar
  • ItCosmetics CC Cream Medium (first impression coming soon)
  • Smashbox Skin Base Foundation 2.2 (first impression coming soon)
  • Chanel Mat Lumier Foundation B40 (first impression coming soon)
  • MAC Pro Longwear concealer NW20
  • Jordana Best Volume Extreme Mascara
  • Bare Minerals Lash Domination
  • Favorite Eye Looks: Grey & Purple Eye 
    Grey & Purple Eye: http://youtu.be/K6gJRo2WlXI

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Lip Picks!! Lipsticks, Lip Liners & Lip Glosses

As you all know I am not afraid of some bright, bold or vampy lips!!! Here are some of my favorite, go to colors for the fall!!!!



Covergirl Lip Perfection Balm 260, Revlon ColorBurst Balm Shameless, Revlon Kissable Balm Stain Crush

Top Row: Revlon Berry Couture, Milani Sangria, Milani Uptown Mauve
Bottom Row:Maybelline, Lavander Voltage,  Maybelline Violet Intrigue

Maybelline Hot Plum, Maybelline Brazen Berry, Maybelline Fifth Ave Fuchsia
 Stila Gemma, OCC Lip Tar Strumpet
 MAC Plumful, MAC Syrup, MAC Bombshell, MAC Faux
 MAC Violetta, MAC Up the Amp
 MAC Media, MAC Hang Up, MAC Dark Side, MAC Red Dwarf
 Too Faced Perfect Nude, Milani Fuschia, MAC Fashion Boost, MAC More to Love, MAC Beet, MAC Vino
MAC Rebel, Maybelline Mirrored Plum, Buxom Purple Haze, Buxom Berry Blast

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fall Eye Tutorial: Smokey Grey & Purple - Pink Eye Tutorial

I have been LOVING this eye combo lately!! I have literally worn it 3 out of 7 days this last week!!! A fun way to switch it up is to put a little bit of MAC Shale over MAC Copperplate for a little sheen. SO PRETTY!!!




 Products Used:

Brushes Used:
Other Randomness:
  • Hair tutorial coming soon
  • first impression of the It Cosmetics CC cream coming soon
  •  Essie Mauve Soiree & A Cut Above
  • Cardigan - Lauren Conrad for Kohls (purchased last year)
  • Monocle Necklace from Twisted-Silver http://www.twisted-silver.com
    Use code SHADES for 15% off

Monday, October 7, 2013

Holiday Glam Eye: Using Makeup Geek Products

Ever since I purchased the Makeup Geek Pigment in Utopia I have been OBSESSED! It is the most beautiful and unique pigment I have ever seen!!!



The Makeup Geek website describes it as: A mixture of deep brown and antique gold shimmer duochrome glitter.

Here is a great swatch from the Makeup Geek Website:



I love pairing it with the Makeup Geek Base in Rave which just makes this pigment that much more beautiful!!! 

My inspiration for this look was from a picture I saw on instagram from pinupbeautyx93. She used Utopia and Rave and I instantly went out and purchased it to recreate the look. I know she used a bit more warmer orange and reddish browns which I love but I switched it up a bit with a more mustardy-camel yellow instead :) 


 Below is a full list of the products used:

Makeup Geek Products Here
Makeup Geek Rave Gel Liner
Makeup Geek Utopia Pigment
Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie
Makeup Geek Preppy
Makeup Geek Mocha
Makeup Geek Corrupt
Makeup Geek Immortal Gel Liner
Urban Decay Naked Basic Palette

Smashbox Skin Foundation 2.2
MAC Pink Tea
MAC Lush Light Bronze Cream Blend Bronzer
Jose Maran Argon Illuminator
MAC Naked Liner
Too Faced Perfect Nude liner
Mac Liqueur Lip Glass

Essie Jamaica Me Crazy
Rue 21 Earrings
Express Shirt

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Friday Favorites & Fails: Coola, Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs & MORE

Sorry for the lack of posts lately!!! I wanted to make sure I got a post in for today's video because I am loving some GREAT PRODUCTS!!!



First of all the Coola Sun Care Products are AMAZING! Not only are they a more oganic & natural sunscreen but they smell great and the don't leave a greasy residue on the skin!!

My favorites are the Coola Pina Colada Sun Screen & the Matte facial sunscreen! I love that the face sunscreens are MATTE!! They don't leave a greasy residue and work well with my normal skincare and makeup routine without feeling too heavy on my skin!!





Next are the Jurlique Products!!! The Rose Balancing Mist is so luxurious and pampering on my skin! I love the light mist it has (you aren't being assaulted by a crazy stream of liquid) also the eye cream provides the right amount of moisture to the under eyes without being too heavy or clogging pores! The serum makes my skin feel so soft and supple and keeps my skin feeling hydrated without providing too much added greasy-oily feel to my face!



Next is the Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation in 2.2! This foundation claims to everything you possibly could ask for in a foundation!!! Long-wearing, doesn't transfer, water & sweat resistant, hydrating, oil free, beautiful for photography!! AHHH It is seriously so so so amazing!!! Definiately HOLY GRAIL STATUS!!! I will have my first impressions and demo of it up soon!!!!


Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Liner in Blacquer! This is also AMAZING! Lasts in the waterline ALL DAY LONG!! It doesn't transfer into my inner corner of my eye, doesn't move down to my lash line, and is nice a black!!! I absolutely LOVE IT! You can get it at Sephora and its a bit pricey at $25 but worth every penny!!!!

The tutorial for the look in this video will be up on Oct 6th!!!

Products used for the look in this video

Makeup Geek Products Can Be Purchased HERE
Makeup Geek Rave Gel Liner
Makeup Geek Utopia Pigment
Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie
Makeup Geek Preppy
Makeup Geek Mocha
Makeup Geek Corrupt
Makeup Geek Immortal Gel Liner

Smashbox Skin Foundation 2.2
MAC Pink Tea
MAC Lush Light Bronze Cream Blend Bronzer
Jose Maran Argan Illuminator
MAC Naked Liner
Too Faced Perfect Nude liner
Mac Liqueur Lip Glass

Essie Jamaica Me Crazy
Rue 21 Earrings
Express Shirt



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Metallic Taupe & Purple Eye Tutorial

Today feels like Monday!! I accidentally posted 2 eye tutorials today!! ahh!! This was another favorite eye look of August/September!! Taupe and PURPLE! Gorgeous Combo!! This is using a combo of Drugstore and a clearance shadow from Sephora! I am absolutely obsessed with their Prisma Chrome shadows they have right now on clearance! IF you can get your hands on them I HIGHLY recommend them! I think I have all the colors now and just cannot get enough of them!!

Products Used:
Urban Decay Naked Foundation 5.0
Kat Von D Tattoo Powder
Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder Medium
Mac Buff Blush
Kevin Aucoin Celestial Powder Candlelight
Mac Angel
Mac Oyster Girl
Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Wet N Wild Zero Dark Flirty (limited edition)
Sephora Outrageous Prism Metallic Taupe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Naked Basics
Makeup Geek Immortal gel Liner: 
Essie Topless and & Barefoot
Essie A Cut Above

Green & Cranberry Fall Eye

Finally!! The much anticipated Green & Cranberry eye look that I have been rockin' in most of my videos recently!!! This is by far my FAVORITE look lately and can't get enough of it!!!



Products Used:
Wanna know what I am wearing??
-Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 5.0
-Kat Von D Lock in Powder M57
-MAC Lush Light Bronzing Powder
-Illamasqua Naked Rose
-MAC Feed the Senses Lipstick
-MAC Liquor Lipgloss
-MAC Blankety Lipstick
 -Sephora Waterproof eye crayon- Khaki
-Makeup Geek Pigment in Kryptonite http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/pigments/makeup-geek-pigments/makeup-geek-pigment-kryptonite.html?acc=6ea9ab1baa0efb9e19094440c317e21b
-Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Creme Brulee, Peach Smoothie (in crease)
-MAC Rule, Deep Damson
-Urban Decay Faint & Blackout
-Shirt from Target
-Necklace is from https://shoplately.com/?r=Shadesofkassie
-Nails in the video: Sexy Divide

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sephora & Nordstrom Haul + Fall Makeup Must Haves + $150 Cash Giveaway

Fall is my favorite time of the year and this year there are SO many trends that I am loving as far as makeup goes!!! My go to look for the past few weeks is a beautiful sage green eye with a warm orangey, cranberry, purple crease!! I think it is so stunning with a peachy neutral cheek and soft nude lips!!!

This is the look I posted on Instagram yesterday and is the look I have been wearing non stop as well is my video posted today :)



Wanna know what I am wearing??
-Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 5.0
-Kat Von D Lock in Powder M57
-MAC Lush Light Bronzing Powder
-Illamasqua Tremble mixed with Illamasqua Naked Rose
-MAC Feed the Senses Lipstick
-MAC Fashion Scoop Lipgloss
-Sephora Waterproof eye crayon- Khaki
-Makeup Geek Pigment in Kryptonite http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/pigments/makeup-geek-pigments/makeup-geek-pigment-kryptonite.html?acc=6ea9ab1baa0efb9e19094440c317e21b
-Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Creme Brulee, Peach Smoothie (in crease)
-MAC Rule, Deep Damson
-Urban Decay Faint & Blackout
-Shirt in this picture is from Wet Seal
-Shirt in my video is from TJ Maxx
-Necklace is from Twisted-Silver.com use SHADES for 15% off
-Nails in the video: Sally Hansen Pink Satin & Essie A Cut Above

Swatches and further review of the Anastasia Lavish & Catwalk Palette, Urban Decay Vice 2, & Kat Von D Palette to be in videos and a blog post soon! :) 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Barbie Inspired Tutorial

I thought it would be fun to step out of my normal Neutral box and do a fun look with some pinks and purples!! I decided to pair a bubble gum pink with some bright vivid purples and mix them with a variety of 4 different lip combos from Nude to BOLD.

Products worn:
Clinique Stay Matte 07
Dior BB Cream Tan 1
Neutrogena Shine Control Powder
Mac Lush Light Bronzer
Becca Mineral Blush- Gypsy
MAC Silly, Fig 1, Vibrant Grape, Sketch, Nocternelle, Intoxicate, Vanilla, Digit, Seedy Pearl
Makeup Geek Gel Liner- Immortal: http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/eye-liners/gel-liner.html?acc=6ea9ab1baa0efb9e19094440c317e21b
Kevin Aucoin Mascara
Makeup Geek Shy Lipstick (photo 1):http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/lip-products/lipstick/makeup-geek-lipsticks.html?limit=all&acc=6ea9ab1baa0efb9e19094440c317e21b
MAC Angel (photo 2)
MAC Retro Matte Steady Going
MAC Retro Matte Flat out Fabulous & MAC Pro Longwear Lipliner Fashion Boost
Necklace- Rue21
Nails: Essie Topless and Barefoot & A Cut Above

Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall Fashion & Beauty Essentials

Fall is my favorite time of the year!! Cool weather, boots, pumpkin spice lattes, corn maizes and haunted houses! Doesn't get much better than that!!!

This fall is going to be full of Military Inspired fashion, purple/bold lips and cute big hats!

Here are a few of my favorites for this fall!!


Hats: I love the big floppy style hats!! Yes they kind of remind me of the Man with the Big Yellow hat off Curious George! But they are so cute and look super chic!!!

I found a few cheap alternatives on Love Cultures website but my favorite are the Free People Hats!
 Love Culture Hats
 Free People
The next are scarves!! I love the added style a scarf can add to your outfit!! No matter how plain your outfit is you can easily dress it up with a fun scarf!! This scarf from Free People is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Scarf!!
BOOTS & PURSES!! I wish I had these in person to show in the video but they haven't come in but you can bet I will have them in some outfit of the days!! These are the Patagonia boots!!! New customers get 20-50% off their first item! I love JustFab because they also have AMAZING PURSES!

Here is my link if your interested in picking up some cute boots for yourself :) http://www.justfab.com/invite/4826047/

 Jewelry!!!! I absolutely love the mixed metal look!!! I recently discovered Twisted-Silver and they have some gorgeous jewelry!!! Use the code SHADES for 15% off!! These are a few of my favorite pieces!!
 Both Necklaces combined MY FAVORITE WAY TO WEAR THEM

MAKEUP!!!! I always find I gravitate towards my cool tones shadows in the fall!! I love my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette to achieve the look! Essie Lady Like is my favorite nail polish for fall! I think it is the perfect muted pinky nude color and looks great on fair- dark skin tones!!! It is classic and goes with any outfit!!! As far as blush goes I move more towards my mauvey, neutral, plum shades!!! I think they look so great on the cheeks and work for light to dark skin tones!!! Linked below are my MAC & Illasmasqua blush collections!! MAC Dame, Plum Foolery, Tarte Exposed, Illasmasqua Naked Rose are some of my favorite!!!


MAC BLUSH COLLECTION

Illamasqua Blush Collection

Tarte Blush Collection

I know for fall I will rock my bold purple lip!!! My favorite combination right now is MAC Pro Longwear Lip Liner in Fashion Boost, MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous and Maybelline Lip Gloss in Mirror Plum! The perfect purple lip!!!
What is on my face:
Urban Decay Naked Foundation 5.0
Mac Lush Light Bronzer
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot- Stormy Pink
Urban Decay Naked 2: Tease, verve, suspect, ydk, busted, blackout, foxy
Mac Pro Longwear liner: Fashion Boost
MAC Retro Matte: Flat Out Fabulous
Maybelline Lip Gloss: Mirror Plum
Earrings: Rue21
Shirt: TJ Maxx

Hat & Boots shown: Target

What are some of your fall essentials???


Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Favorites, Fails and Giveaway for Sept 6, 2013


I had so many fun products this week!! The first being some new hair care products from the brand Curly Hair Solutions. The first is the curler keeper! It is a water based so it does create build up or make your hair greasy but it keeps your hair freeze free and can be re-applied the next day!!! The next is the Slip detangler. I love this stuff!! It makes your comb glide through your hair so easily!!! This is idea for curly, wavy or frizzy hair!!

Curl Keeper: http://beautymo.tv?Cur1
Slip Detangler: http://beautymo.tv?Cur2
Free shipping with code: BMCHS1





Next was the Lush Let the Good Times Roll cleanser! This stuff smells so good!! It reminds me of banana bread with a hint of cinnamon.  It is a bit of a gritty cleanser in the texture of play dough. I find it gently exfoliates my skin without being too harsh! I highly recommend this!! Lush products can be purchased at Lush stores as well as http://www.lushusa.com  It appears it is a Christmas special so make sure to stock up during Christmas time. (photo from the Lush UK website)


The primer that has been my GO TO is the Rouge Bunny Rouge Matte Primer! The packaging is absolutely amazing! It is a frosted glass jar with a pump and a gorgeous black design! The primer keeps me matte all day long without using a matte foundation!!! I highly recommend checking out their products as they are amazing quality and adorable packaging!!!
http://en.rougebunnyrouge.com/mattifying-primer.html

The Urban Decay B6 Vitamin Infused Prep Spray! This is a fun treat for your skin! It has Vitamin B6 which helps control oil, Vitamin E for antioxidants, and Willowbark to help in cell generation turn over. I use this morning and night before my moisturizer and it just gives a nice refreshing mist to the face. It is also supposed to help reduce redness and tighten pores. I am not sure I have seen it do either of those but I am enjoying the spray for the oil control & vitamin benefits :) 






Oh Ben Nye how I love your powders!! The Banana Powder is VERY yellow and perfect for Medium+ skin tones! However for fair/light skin it is way to dark! I have always used the Cameo powder from Ben Nye and I got the genius idea to mix the two! I am loving the combination of both as they are the perfect shade and consistency for setting your under eyes!! Also gives you a great brightening effect and does not settle into your fine lines!!! Apply with a beauty blender and you are golden!!!  

                                           http://www.camerareadycosmetics.com 


MAC Lush- Light Bronzer Careblend Bronzer is a soft silky texture warm toned bronzer! It is gorgeous on the skin and extremely blendable. This was a limited edition product but MAC does have the Careblend Powders in the permanent range, I would suggest just choosing a darker color so you can bronze with it :)






Last makeup favorite is the GORGEOUS Becca Mineral Blush in Gypsy!!! It is a gorgeous ballerina pink! It has the most gorgeous white-gold sheen to it and looks absolutely STUNNING on the cheeks! I think this is a universally flattering shade from pale skin to darker skin tones!! You can purchase Becca Products at Sephora.




My fashion favorite was the Emma Dress from SiHo. It is the perfect dress to transition into fall and can be paired with cute cowboy boots or edgy combat boots!!! I love it with a brown belt and some chunky jewelry!! This dress would also be SUPER cute with a denim jacket!!!

My giveaway with SiHo is going on from today September 6th - 20th and 1 winner will win an item of their choice of the website!! Feel free to shop the website and save 25% using the code KASSIE at checkout!! http://www.shopsiho.com

Make sure you follow me on instagram for new videos, outfit of the days, day in the life and just a bunch of other fun stuff!!!


The rest of the details for the giveaway are linked in the video below:
I have a tutorial for this look coming up on Wednesday Sep 11th with my sweet friend Heidi or Heidicupcake on youtube!!!


Products worn:
Clinique Stay Matte 07
Dior BB Cream Tan 1
Neutrogena Shine Control Powder
Mac Lush Light Bronzer
Becca Mineral Blush- Gypsy
MAC Silly, Fig 1, Vibrant Grape, Sketch, Nocternelle, Intoxicate, Vanilla, Digit, Seedy Pearl
Makeup Geek Gel Liner- Immortal: http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/eye-liners/gel-liner.html?acc=6ea9ab1baa0efb9e19094440c317e21b
Kevin Aucoin Mascara
Makeup Geek Shy Lipstick (photo 1):http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/lip-products/lipstick/makeup-geek-lipsticks.html?limit=all&acc=6ea9ab1baa0efb9e19094440c317e21b
MAC Angel (photo 2)
MAC Retro Matte Steady Going
MAC Retro Matte Flat out Fabulous & MAC Pro Longwear Lipliner Fashion Boost
Necklace- Rue21
Nails - Topless & Barefoot by Essie and Essie A Cut Above

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