NYC Plum Rum Lipstick & Rimmel ScandelEyes

NYC Plum Rum Liptick

Rimmal Scandaleyes Bad Girl Bronze

Today I did this make-up look to go out to run errands. It is a very quick bronzey look. I recently purchased the Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bad Girl Bronze; so far I love it, I posted pictures/a swatch of it below. I also decided to pair this eye shadow with one of my favorite lipsticks NYC Plum Rum. It is a plum nude that does not require a lip-liner. It is a great nude for dark skin beauties and its only $1.99! I keep backups of this lipstick because it is amazing and is super affordable.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick

Rimmal Scandaleyes Bad Girl Bronze Swatch

What products do you use to create bronzey looks?


Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries Inspired Makeup Look



New York Color Eyebrow Pencil (dark brown)

New York Color Mod Quad Cream Liner + Eyeshadow Collection (858B Get Down Browns)


Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer SPF 15 in Ticket to Brazil (highlight)

MAC Raizin Powder Blush (transition)

L’oreal Infallible Continuous Cocoa (lid)


L’oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara


Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation Q540 sheer espresso (under eye, upper lip and forehead)

E.L.F Translucent Powder (to set)

E.L.F Setting Spray (to get rid of the powder look)


Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer SPF 15 in Ticket to Brazil (highlight)

MAC Raizin Powder Blush  (blush)

Dark Brown color from 28 Neutral Coastal Scents Palette (contour)



New York Color Midtown Mulberry Lipgloss

Obviously I do not look anything like Nina Dobrev…but I love how her makeup is done on Vampire Diaries. She usually has a soft brown smokey eye, a natural looking complexion and a nude/coral lip. Her look inspired me to create this makeup look. Enjoy!

Oh no! I’m late!

I have so much going on lately with work, my internship and putting together my professional portfolio so I need as much sleep as I can get. Usually it takes me at least a solid hour just to do my hair and makeup. I don’t have that time in the morning anymore, so I have been condensing my makeup and hair routine into 15 mins. So here is what I did to achieve this look today in the morning when I was running a little late.

Eyebrows: Jordana brown eyebrow pencil & Bobbi Brown concealer (chestnut)

Lashes: Loreal Carbon Black Mascara

Under-eye/above lip: Bobbi Brown concealer (chestnut)

Face: NYC Primer mixed with Makeup Forever Face & Body Foundation #48 & MAC Blotting Power (deepdark) on top on the t-zone area

Cheeks: Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer (Ebony Breeze)

Lips: NYC Midtown Mulberry lipgloss

Then I set my face with Elf’s setting spray.


I braided my hair in two sections overnight and took them out in the morning. I created the volume by combing and fluffing my hair with a widetooth comb. Then I put on a black headband from Claire’s.

Skin Care and Makeup Check-list

(Me!! with a full face!)

For some reason I feel like I need more time to get ready in the morning. When I wake up for work I  try to do my makeup in less than 30 minutes and I sometimes forget to apply at least one product. Getting ready to go out on a date or going to the mall is always hard for me because I am thinking about so many things. What to wear? When will the train leave? How much money should I bring? I inevitably will skip a step on my makeup routine due to my brain being on overload.

When I skip a step or a product it doesn’t tremendously alter the look or wear of my makeup but, I have so much makeup and I watch so many make-up tutorials that I feel as though I am doing myself and my wallet an injustice if I do not complete my entire look with all the products needed.

Thus, I have created a Skin-Care & Make-up Check-list so that I will never forget a step. I hope you guys find this useful in developing your personal routine.


  • Wash face with a gentle soap
  • Wash face with acne cleanser (use facial sponge for light exfoliation)
  • Exfoliate twice a week before using acne cleanser
  • Use blackhead strips every 2-3 days
  • On the weekends exfoliate, use a facial mask and frozen cucumber pads
  • Always pat skin dry
  • Use a toner on face
  • Apply eye gel to eye area
  • Use acne lotion on face
  • Moisturize
  • Apply a pore minimizing  lotion or primer
  • Apply lotion to body, deodorant, bodymist/perfume


  • Fill & Shape eyebrows
  • Apply eye makeup
  • Apply eyeliner (wing optional)
  • Apply mascara (2 coats of lengthening mascara, 2 coats of a volume mascara)
  • Fake eye lashes (optional)
  • Apply foundation to face and neck,(Tinted moisturizer, liquid/pressed foundation or mouse w/ powder on top or set with setting spray
  • Apply concealer
  • Contour face
  • Apply blush
  • Apply highlight under the eye, above middle of eyebrows, middle of the nose
  • Line lips
  • Apply lipstick/lip color/ lip gloss
  • Spray a setting spray on your face.

DIY: Eyebrow Tutorial

This is how I shape, pencil and fill in my eyebrows!

Step 1:

Start with clean eyebrows. Use your mascara comb to comb you hairs in your desired direction.

Step 2:

Fill in and slightly draw in eyebrows with a light pigmented dark brown pencil. I use CoverGirl Brow & Eye Makers Pencil, Midnight Brown.

Step 3:

Put concealer on a concealer brush and outline your eyebrows with the concealer. I use MAC Select Moisture Cover Concealer NW45.

Step 4:Blend you concealer outwards (after, you will have a nice highlight for your eye makeup!). I also fill in my eyebrows with a dark brown pencil with a medium pigment level. I use NYC Brow/Eye Liner Pencil 925A Sable. Apply to your desired darkness.

Now you are done! What a difference!