After a while of collecting shadows and eventually having tons; there had to be a storage solution. Some of the MAC eyeshadows only come in the containers. Depotting eyeshadow has made my life so much simpler. I’m able to get a magnetic eyeshadow case from MAC or Z Palette and then depot the shadows to create my own palettes! Here it goes:
The weather is warm and I would hate to have a repetitive fashion sense during this time of the year! We all need some inspiration when it comes to outfits for summer, so here they are. I decided to feature my three favorite amazing fashion bloggers: Sazan, Aimee, and Kenza. These ladies are very creative with their fashion sense and each outfit is carefully put together and styled.
Since it’s Summer time, it’s also time to take out the sandals! Beige or camel toned sandals are definitely the trend this summer. These are my some of my favorites that are elegant and simple at the same time. I would wear these with a dress, shorts, or even jeans! The taller, gladiator sandals look amazing with a short skirt, dress or shorts. I love the fact that these can be worn during the day time or for a night out. Here are 5 lace up sandals to rock this summer and the next! Which are your favorite?
1) Free People
Sometimes I’m feeling a casual outfit and but still want to look stylish. Don’t we all? Denim has never been my fave, but I absolutely love loose tanks. I can never have enough! The issue with denim is that I can not find the perfect fitting jeans. Either they’re too stiff or make me look deformed.
Carrying around lipsticks has ALWAYS been a struggle for me. Since I am a professional make up artist, I would open every lipstick one-by-one and show my clients the colors. I knew I had to find an easier way to show my clients all of the colors. The single lipsticks also take up a lot of room in my kit. I decided to depot the lipsticks! This was my first attempt at doing this and I must say, it was quite simple and easy. I wish I had taken pictures of the process but it was 11:00 pm and the lighting was horrible. I also didn’t think anyone would want to know about depotting but when I showed Harleen my little DIY project, she loved it!
You will need:
2) Rubbing Alcohol
3) Empty palette (mine is from MAC)
4) Palette insert (mine is from MAC)
5) Beauty spatula or flat knife
6) Washi tape or stickers
7) Sharpie or pen
I started depotting directly into the inserts because if you place the insert in the palette first and then try to depot the lipsticks, it gets a little messy. The inserts come in 12 wells and 24 wells. I got the one with 12 wells because I could easily fit an entire lipstick into that well without overflowing. My MAC palette is magnetic and very inexpensive. I got the double sided one so that when I open the palette, I can see everything and I am able to use both sides; so in one palette I can fit 24 lipsticks.
Step 1: Clean the inserts with rubbing alcohol.
Step 2: Separate the lipsticks by color (reds, pinks, nudes, etc)
Step 3: Open the lipstick entirely and cut it with a knife from the very bottom where the lipstick ends and simply put it into an insert. It helps to have the lipstick at room temperature.
Step 4: Smash the lipstick into the insert carefully, smoothing it out.
Step 5: Go back to the lipstick and scrape out the remaining lipstick, which is quite a bit!
Step 6: Do this with the rest of the lipsticks
Step 7: Use the Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol to clean the edges of the inserts in just case you got some lipsticks outside of the borders.
Step 8: Pop the insert into the palette
Step 9: On the outside of the palette, you can write the lipstick names with washi tape or stickers and you’re DONE!