Month: October 2014

A Thank You Card – One Year Anniversary!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all absolutely lovely! Today I wanted to extend a thank you to everyone that has been part of the Miss Alice Beauty community. On October 21, 2013 I started this blog feeling rather unsure if anyone would want to join me as I embarked on my blogging journey. A year later and over 500 of you have supported me and it has been such a pleasure to share this experience with you all! Every like, every comment, every view, every person that joins MAB continues to surprise me and tickle me with excitement. All of you have brought me such joy and I only hope to do the same! Thank you for supporting me during my first baby steps: my first OOTD, my first review, my first makeup tutorial. All of you have encouraged me and I am truly grateful for that! Thank you! Thank you for the kind words, inspiration, and joy you have shown me throughout this year. No words could describe how appreciative I am of …

Makeup Tutorial – Garden Fairy Halloween Look

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a marvelous day. Today I am sharing yet another Halloween look inspired by garden fairies!  I love the bright colors paired with the luminous glow of the skin creating a soft, flirty look. To see how to get the look then continue below! Step 1: After appling your usual foundation and concealer, place a small piece of tape on the outer portion of the eye to create a crisp line later. Then blend a white creamy base all over your lid to prevent the eyeshadow from creasing as well as creating more vibrant pigmentation. Here I used NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk.  Step 2: Apply a richly pigmented lime green shade over the entire eyelid extending it in a cat eye shape. Pack on the color so that full vibrancy is reached. I used the NYX’s Primal Colors shadow in Hot Green.  Step 3: Next I took a mix of a lavender and blue shades to soften the edges of the green and add dimension to the look. I also …

Makeup Tutorial – Geisha Inspired Halloween Look

Hello everyone! I hope your day has been lovely. I am absolutely thrilled to share my rendition of a geisha look for Halloween. I was inspired by the porcelain skin and the ravishing pink and red touches on the lips and eyes. There is something so alluring yet delicate in their appearance and decided to add my own modern touch to the look for Halloween. Let’s begin! Makeup Used: Lorac Pro Palette, Lorac Pro Primer,  L’Oreal Dream Lumi Foundation, Benefit Erase Paste, Wet n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana, NYC Blush in  Darling Donner, NYX Blush in Mocha, Stila The Natural Palette, NYX Primal Colors in Hot Pink, Wet n’ Wild Palette in Greed Gourmandise, Mary Kay Eyeshadow Duo in Mirage, Revlon Single Shade in Pink Innocence, Covergirl Clump Crusher, No. 7 Blush in Natural Honey, Rimmel Lipstick in Alarm, NYX Retractable Lip liner in Nude Step 1: Apply your foundation and concealer liberally over your entire face and neck. Make sure to cover your lips and eyebrows as we want to create a clean canvas to …

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Vs. Double Duty Review

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to share a new post with all of you today. I wanted to compare Sally Hansen’s Double Duty polish to the Hard as Nails varnish and discuss my overall thoughts on which I prefer of the two. Let’s begin! Double Duty “All-in-one patented strengthening base and top coat works double time…for double protection.  As a base coat, Double Duty moisturizes and hydrates nails with Panthenol.  As a top coat, Double Duty protects with Nylon.”  – Sally Hansen I have spent the last few months using this top and bottom coat polish and have rather mixed feelings about it’s performance. I did find it to leave a lustrous finish on the nails and reduced the amount of chipping as well as a quick dry time, but the peeling of my nails was rather alarming. The clear coat itself would easily lift around the edges and peel which I felt did not add to the overall health of my nails. I also note no additional strengthening or moisturizing from this polish. Instead of …

OOTD – Garden Daydreams

Hello everyone! I hope you are lovely today. The other day I took a walk through a local garden and was absolutely infatuated with the blooms and warmth of the sun. The pairing I kept rather simple using light fabrics to mimic the rather whimsical feel of the garden. The poppy flower print of the blouse coupled with the slouched cut of the shoulder makes for a fun, carefree look. In order to add a bit more structure to the look I simply tucked it in and added a white rope belt to reinforce the cinched waist. Though it is fall, I feel floral prints are wonderful year round and I tremendously enjoy them . There was nothing more beautiful than spending an afternoon indulging in the grass beneath my feet and the sun upon my shoulders. – Outfit Details – Cato Skirt (Thrifted) | Jones New York Blouse (Thrifted) | White Leather Belt (Thrifted) | Nine West Heels Until next time. Take care! Alice…xoxo Miss Alice Beauty on: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin’

Makeup Tutorial – Golden Autumn

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share a fall makeup look inspired by the warm gold and red hues in the leaves. I feel this look would work wonderfully for an evening out or for a daytime event if you are feeling daring. Let’s begin! Makeup Used: Lorac Pro Palette, Stila “The Natural” Palette, NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cashmere, No.7 Natural Blush in Honey, NYC Liquid Eyeliner, Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk, and Kate Moss for Rimmel Lipstink in 09, L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation, and Benefit’s Erase Paste I am starting with my foundation and concealer already applied to my skin.  I have also done my eyebrows mixing the brown, black, and taupe shade from the Lorac Pro Palette.  Step 1: Apply the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk all over the eyelid using a flat synthetic brush. This will help the later eyeshadows last longer since it created a sticky base for them to adhere to. Make sure to blend evenly. Step 2: Next take a warm taupe shade and …