Wednesday, December 26, 2012

3-in-1 Holiday Look!

Products Used:
Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation
Benefit Erase Paste - #2
MAC Paint Pot - Nubile
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette - Foxy
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Naked, Buck
TheBalm Schwing Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Liner - Perversion
MAC Eye Kohl - Fascinating
Lancome Definicils Mascara
NARS Bronzer - Laguna
Lancome Blush - Cosmopolitan Pink
MAC Lustre Drops - Sun Rush
Lip Look #1: Josie Maran Lip Liner - Blush, Lancome La Laque Fever Gloss - Ravishing Coral
Lip Look #2: Urban Decay Super-Saturated Lip Color - Big Bang
Lip Look #3: L'Oreal Infallible LeGloss - Red Fatale

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Get Ready With Me! Beach Photoshoot

Products used:
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation - True Ivory
CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation -220 Creamy Natural (as concealer)
Garnier Anti Dark Circle Roller
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer - Nude
Urban Decay Primer Potion - Eden
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Virgin, Naked, Buck, Hustle
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette - Blackout & Busted
Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner - Ultraviolet
Shu Uemera Eyelash Curler
Lancome Definicils Mascara
NARS Blush - Madly
Revlon PhotoReady Bronzer - Bronzed & Chic
Buxom Big & Health Lip Cream - Berry Blast

Photos by Bethany Killen :
*I am not a model and would never claim to be. This is simply my best friend and I having fun at the beach:)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Leighton Meester (Target&Neiman Marcus Launch) Makeup Tutorial!

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion - Sin
Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Bootycall, Foxy, and Suspect
MAC Eyeshadow - Moleskin
Sigma Gel Liner - Blackout & Chocolate
Lancome Definicils Mascara
Ardell Fashion Lashes - 110
BareMinerals - Warmth
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
CoverGirl LipPerfection Lip Liner - Red Passion
MAC Marilyn Monroe Lipstick - Charmed, I'm Sure*

Don't forget to check out my video tutorial on My YouTube Channel!

*Possible Dupes: MAC Russian Red, L'Oreal Infallible Le Gloss in Red Fatale, Maybelline Very Cherry Lipstick, or Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire&Ice

*Photo provided by

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nails of the Day! Penguins by MissJenFabulous

Hey guys! Wanted to share with you the look I did on my nails courtesy of MissJenFabulous:) I put a link to her video if you want to see how she created it <3
xoxo Melby

Polishes Used:
Maybelline - Black Onyx
Essie - Blanc
Orly - Lemonade
Essie - No Place Like Chrome
Butter London - Henley Regata

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bella Swan Vampire Makeup/Hair: Breaking Dawn Part 1

 Products used:
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation - Ivory
Hard Candy Glamoflauge - Light
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen - 002
Ben Nye Concealer and Adjuster 18 Color Palette
Ben Nye 18 Color Contour Palette
Anastasia Brow Powder - Brunette
Urban Decay Primer Potion - Eden
MAC Eyeshadow - Expensive Pink, Star Violet, Gesso
L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner - Brown
Lancome Definicils Mascara
Ardell 120 Demi Lashes
Revlon Lip Butter - Red Velvet

I purchased my colored contacts from, I specifically got the Dolly+ Red. They are *INCREDIBLE* and I highly recommend them:) Throughout the video you can see me green eyes because my pupils were small because I was looking into the light, but if you are purchasing them for just a party or the movie premiere your pupils will be big and they will look awesome.

Conair CD117 Tourmaline Curling Iron, "You Curl" Infiniti Wand
Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo

Saturday, November 10, 2012

❤ Soft Neutral Makeup Tutorial ❤

Products used:
MAC Cream Colour Base - Pearl
MAC Cream Colour Base - Hush
MAC Eyeshadow: Grain, Satin Taupe, Gesso
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner - Black Brown
TheBalm The Body Builder Mascara
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - Fantastic
MAC Lipstick - Viva Glam V

Don't forget to check out my video tutorial!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

REVIEW: Tarte Fantastic Foursome Set!

 I was so so *SO* excited to get my hands on this set (exclusive to Sephora and limited edition, $35) because the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes are my absolute favorite and this set of 4 all new shades! Each blush is .10 oz., so exactly half of the regular sized blushes. 

Angelic - shimmering golden champagne highlighter
Magic - matte coral peach blush
Fantastic - matte light bright pink
Stellar - shimmering bronzey brown (could be used as a bronzer or a blush)

Fantastic is definitely the best performing blush in the set. It applied like a dream and was just gorgeous on the skin. The most disappointing shade was Stellar, the shimmer in the product is a bit overpowering and it takes a TON of layering to make the product show up properly on the skin. 

Overall, I am impressed with the set and think it would make a great Christmas gift for fans of the Tarte Amazonion Clay line:)

Top Left to Right: Fantastic, Angelic
Bottom Left to Right: Magic, Stellar

Above: Magic

Above: Angelic

Above: Fantastic

Above: Stellar

Left to Right: Fantastic, Magic, Angelic, Stellar

Left to Right: Stellar, Fantastic, Angelic, Magic

Monday, November 5, 2012

Elena Gilbert "The Vampire Diaries" Inspired Makeup

Products used:
MAC Paint Pot - Groundwork
MAC Eyeshadow - Mulch* and Dazzle Me
Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Liner - Black
Lancome Definicils Mascara
Ardell 120 Demi Lashes
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - Exposed
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment - Rose

*A great color to use instead, if you don't have the one I use, is Smog from the Urban Decay Naked Palette or the Mirabella Eyeshadow everyone received in their September MyGlam bag:)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Skin Diary #2 & Updated Skincare Routine!

   Hey hey guys! Can you believe it has already been a month since I started accutane??? I know that I can't! There is really not too much to report this month, some dryness and CHAPPED LIPS but I have been doing really great on the medication and I feel like it has been working very well for me:)

   Since I was able to condense my update into 1 paragraph, I decided to combine it with my updated skincare routine! Don't forget to check out my video for more details on the products that I use:)

*Keep in mind that these photos are not edited in any way, and my camera has changed to astronomically better quality.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ariel (The Little Mermaid) Makeup & Costume

Products used:
Clinique SuperBalanced Makeup - 02 Fair
Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer - Nude
Wet N Wild Trio - Walking on Eggshells
NYX The Curve Eyeliner
Lancome Definicils Mascara
Ardell 120 Demi Lashes
NYX Cream Blush - Glow
Lancome L'Absolu Nu Lipstick - Coral Ribbon

Friday, October 26, 2012

Catwoman/Selina Kyle from The Dark Knight Rises makeup

Products used:
MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
 Urban Decay Naked Palette:

  • Naked
  • Virgin
  • Creep
Stila Kajal Liner - Onyx
Tarte MultiplEYE Mascara
Revlon PhotoReady Bronzer - Bronzed & Chic

Lancome Blush Subtil - Rose Fresque
L'Oreal Infallible Lipstick - Bold Bordeaux
L'Oreal Infallible Le Gloss - Red Fatale

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bronze and Plum Look for Fall!

Products used:
MAC Constructivist Paint Pot
MAC Eyeshadows - Bronze, Satellite Dreams, Shadowy Lady
Sigma Flare Palette - Gossip (similar to Vibrant Grape or Fig No. 1 by MAC) and Publicize
Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner - Ultraviolet
Wet N Wild Mega Eyes - 869
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Katy Perry by Eylure - Cool Kitty
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - Exposed
L'Oreal Colour Caresse by Colous Riche - Sheer Linen

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Skin Diary: Entry 1

  This post has absolutely been the most difficult thing for me to post. I just sit and stare at the screen, looking at the pictures of my makeup, no touch-up, just me. I do not like filming videos or taking pictures of myself without makeup because of the state of my skin. I have been dealing with this perpetual breakout for about a year and a half and I have decided to do something about it, and I want to take you guys along with me on my journey to clear skin!

  All of the details and background about my skin and what I am currently doing about it are in the video, which is linked below, so make sure you check that out! I will be updating the "Skin Diary" once a month until I am satisfied with my skin! hahahaha that is probably a terrible goal, since I'm not easily satisfied, but nevertheless, I will post so that you guys can see the progress of my skin and my thoughts on the medications that I am on, etc.

  I hope these posts will inspire some of you to find out about your options when it comes to acne and I hope this comforts you, because you are not alone! Everyone deals with acne at some point in their lives, so I am going to (or at least attempt to) not be ashamed and let you guys see how I am doing!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Birthday Makeup!

Products used:
MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
Urban Decay Vice Palette: Rapture, Laced, Vice, Anonymous, Provocateur
Lancome Liner Design - Black Fishnets
YSL Shocking Mascara
MAC #33 Lashes
Revlon PhotoReady Bronzer - Bronzed & Chic
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - Blissful
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Lancome Rouge In Love - Lasting Kiss
MAC Lipglass - Flash of Flesh

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tutorial: Jen Lawrence in House at the End of the Street

Products Used:
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner - Covet
Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV - Cobra, Bender, Skimp, Midnight Cowgirl
Maybelline Master Precise Liner Pen - Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner - Perversion
TheBalm - "The Body Builder" Mascara
TheBalm Blush - Don't You Want Me?
TheBalm Lip/Cheek Color - Milly

Don't forget to check out the makeup tutorial on My YouTube Channel :)