Beauty Review: KKW x Mario Eyeshadow Palette.

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Hello everyone and welcome to my newest beauty review! So a few weeks ago, I was with baby, watching YouTube and I saw SO MANY tutorials and reviews on the KKW x Mario palette. I was super intrigued since this is my type of color palette, so I wanted to try it. My lovely husband Phil caught me talking about it and ordered it for me (shout out to you Phil, you are the real M.V.P.)!

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While the baby was sleeping, I decided to create two looks for you guys to see the quality of the palette.  Now this palette has a beautiful mixture of warm neutrals with both shimmer and matte shades with a pop of color with a blue and plum shade. So far seems SUPER versatile. I decided to do a blue smokey eye and a neutral glitter crease eye.

These looks were easy to achieve as I only had 30 min of baby sleeping to create them lol. The pigment is great on most of the shadows but for me personally, I wish the blue was more pigmented. I really had to layer the blue to get the color payoff that I wanted. I still loved the outcome though.

The neutral glitter eye was super easy to do and I ADORE this look. It’s something I feel like I can easily do any day. I did not do my traditional liner, I used the blue shadow as liner and I believe you can see what I mean about the color payoff here. I know different techniques to make it more “POW” but for this review, I just wanted to try it as is. Since the pigments are amazing, there is one downfall…FALLOUT. This is the usual situation for smoothe pigments. I can easily clean up fall out so it’s not too much of an issue for me, but it can be troublesome for others so, beware of fallout!

I personally would recommend this palette to any makeup lover out there as it is a good staple piece to have in your kit or collection! (Please do not mind my phone photos, I wanted to quietly and quickly take these pics while baby was sleeping).

 

Did you like this review? Want me to try something else? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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Until we meet again,

Yesie Marie

 

Disclosure: This Review is solely my opinion and was not sponsored. This product was purchased and applied on myself, by myself. My reviews are always honest and my opinions are just that, my own opinions! Please take my opinions at your own discretion.

 

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Where have I been?

Hello world!

It’s me, Yesie Marie and I am back again. I know, I know, I’ve been slacking a bit. Let me tell you, I have a good reason for it! Since the last time I posted, I have gotten married and had a beautiful baby girl. Yes, a whole new life now!

I am still majorly focused on beauty, skincare and fitness,  but now I can add wife and mother to my blogging experience! I figured there are a lot of people out there who have questions about weddings and babies, and I am more than happy to HONESTLY help you all out.

Let me tell you, there are A LOT of things that people do not honestly tell you when it comes to wedding planning or being pregnant. Yes, it is all personal experience but upon asking other wives and moms, I have found that they all have experienced similar things to what I have.  The only difference is they experienced it in secret because they believed they were the only ones!

I want to be your online confidant, for all things beauty, skincare, fitness, wife and mom related. I guess you can call me your friendly lifestyle blogger! I am on maternity leave for a bit, so what better time to restart this blog than while my daughter is sleeping on my chest and I am enjoying every second of her existence! And yes, babies really do smell like love, happiness and unicorn dreams, with just a hint of spit up.😍

Please comment and let me know what questions or topics you would like to discuss for future blog entries!! I love a good dialogue! Also, it would really help me out if you can subscribe, like and share my page!!

(Wedding photos by Paulo Basseto at Studio27 Photographers and Maternity shoot with Katie Andronico at Lavender and Soul)

Until we meet again,

Yesie Marie

 

Haute or Hype: Minute Review on Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick

Haute or Hype product: Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick

Price:$24.00

Can be purchased at: Sephora, and smashbox.com

Product claims: Full coverage liquid lipstick and a high pigment, high shine gloss in a wide array of colors.

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Haute or Hype review: Ladies and gents, this product is Haute! I had the opportunity to play around with these products and create a fun and Legendary lip look. With all of the color choices and textures, creating a legendary lip look was easy! They are full colored glosses! Just one swipe and you can see more pigment than your traditional lip gloss. My only Hype factor is that the darker colors bleed unless properly lined, but that’s definitely something I’m willing to work with!

I love everything vibrant and unicorn-Ish so I created two looks with these lip colors that reflected my unicornality (unicorn personality). For the first look, I used Foiled Brat, a metallic burgundy, Space Case, a metallic Grey, and Iced out, a royal Blue with some glitter and gems to emphasize the juicy-ness of these glosses. I LOVED how these glosses photographed and felt. Iced out  did not last too long but I forgot to line (shame on me)!

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When the Iced out faded, I decided to keep the Foiled Brat color but add a more neutral color like Petal Metal, a popular rose gold shade which I ADORE!!! I added some unicornaility to it by placing blue glitter dots and I must say I was OBSESSED with the outcome!!

IMG_9015If you if you haven’t done so by now after reading this review, I say go to Sephora and get these Be Legendary Liquid Lipsticks before they are sold out! They are totally worth it!

If you have any other products you want to find out if its haute or hype, please comment below!

Please like, subscribe and share, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT!!!

Until we meet again,

Yesiemarie<3

This post is not sponsored, I reviewed this product on my own.

Haute or hype minute review: benefit’s They’re Real mascara

Haute or Hype Product : They’re Real mascara by benefit

Price: $24.00

Can be purchased at: Your local department store, Sephora, online.

Product Claims: To Create volume, Curl, lenghthen and separate eyelashes. This mascara claims to give the appearance of false eylashes on your own natural lashes. (benefit claims)

Haute or hype/review: This product is HAUTE!!! I love this mascara. I already have pretty long lashes but they are very straight. Many other mascaras do not lengthen or curl my lashes. I usualy had to use a curler but honey, not with Benefits They’re Real!!! I applied this mascara on only one of my eyes and let me tell you, the wind blew with every blink. The claims that it lengthens and curls lashes is fact. I did not have to use a curler at all. The only problem is that it can clump easily but for me, that adds volume to my lashes!! I ADORE AND RECOMMED THIS PRODUCT! I assure you, you will love it. It even comes with instructions on how to apply (from lid to end apply horizontaly and wiggle). The packaging is cute, the product is amazing, GO GET IT NOW!!!

If you have any other products you want to find out if its haute or hype, please comment below!

Please like, subscribe and share, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT!!!

Until we meet again,

Yesiemarie<3

This post is not sponsored, I purchased and reviewed this product on my own.

IMATS 2014!!

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Hey friends and welcome back! Early in April, Pier 94 in New York hosted an event for makeup artists around the world. The event is the International Makeup Artist Trade show, also known as the IMATS. Being the makeup addict that I am, I could not miss this event! The IMATS is one of the first events of its kind. This event is specifically for makeup artists around the world. There are lists of very popular and well known vendors in the makeup industry for both fashion and film that all take part in this event. All ticket holders can shop their products at discounted prices (thats the fun part)! There is also a makeup museum at the event with masks and props that are used in film and television. Many of the exhibitors hold classes at different times throughout the event. The IMATS is a three day event with the first day being for pro card members.

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This was my third year attending this event and I must tell you, it was the BUSIEST year. There were a few new vendors at the event this year. Two of the most anticipated vendors were Sigma Beauty and Lime Crime.  The lines for these two exhibitors were CRAZY long!!! When I say crazy, I mean two hours long! Did I wait in line? You bet I did! This is the first year that these vendors attended IMATS in NYC. This was my first time playng with the products in person before purchasing. I will say, it was well worth the two hour wait for these products (Reviews to come ASAP).

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The whole pier was packed full of exhibitors and classes. If you were tired from standing on line, you could sit and watch professionals do makeovers on models to look either prom ready, or become zombified. You can also take a look at the museum and meet some of the artists whos work is displayed.

IMATS has lately been known as BEAUTY BLOGGER CENTRAL (hence why I was there). You walk around and realize you are shopping next to your favorite youtuber. Some exhibitors hold meet and greets with some of their affiiliates which is pretty fun.  Nicole Guerriero, Jaclyn Hill and Carli Bybel were all working with sigma beauty and all looked FIERCE! I did not get to meet Nicole and Jaclyn but they seemed so sweet and were STUNNIING! I did, however get to meet Carli and her “buppa” Brett twice! Carli also did a meet and greet with velour lashes (you know I love me some Velour). Carli and Brett were both GORGEOUS and if you think they seem nice in their videos, they are TEN TIMES nicer in person. Brett walked the whole line stopping to talk and say hi to everyone. He even spoke to Phil for a while (I forsee a bromance).Carli greeted everyone with her arms wide open and ready for a big hug. She was truly a sweetheart. It was amazing how they took their time to meet everyone that waited. They are both such HUGE inspirations for me as blogger and it was truly special for me to meet them!

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I also met an AWEOME young lady by the name of Rachel. She is an up and coming youtuber and such a sweet young lady. Phil and I spent most of our day on line with Rachel and her supportive mother. We discussed lots of beauty trends, what we were going to purchase and who we were looking forward to meeting. We got along SO well. Who knows, maybe we will do a collab? For now, check out her youtube channel, her name is Arleighbeauty and she’s got tons of great reviews!

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If all of this sounds amazing, its because it was. I would totally suggest attending an IMATS anywhere near you! Its such a great experience and so worth your time! Expect product reviews to come up here shortly! If any questions or comments, feel free to ask!!

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Until we meet again,

Yesie Marie ❤

Where have I been?!?

Hello world! I am back! I have missed you all terribly. Now, where have I been you ask? Well, the answer is, I have been totally OUT OF IT! A lot has happened since the last time we spoke. I went through some ups, and some downs that have kept me pre-occupied. One thing is for sure, I promise I have not abandoned you!

I have still been keeping up with my fitness habits, although I am still struggling. I work out and eat healthy. I have tons of new fitness tips to share with you all and I am still here for your support (as I hope you will continue to support me)!

I am still makeup obsessed. That is certainly one thing that will never change. I will continue to share my tricks of the trade with you and do a lot more beauty reviews.

Winter had kept me pretty busy! Holiday season was super crazy. Loads of working as well as loads of shopping! Here in New York we had TOO MUCH SNOW!

There was something pretty amazing that happened during my time off from blogging. PHIL AND I ARE ENGAGED! How stinking exciting?!? I am the happiest woman alive! Here’s how it happened; on the eve of our 8th anniversary, he took me out to dinner. That day 8 years before, Phil and I took a picture in front of the L.O.V.E. statue in the city. We call that the day we found love.

After dinner, we walked by the statue and he told me how much he loved me and that I was the only one for him. He handed me a ring pop and asked me to marry him. I laughed and said yes! As I laughed, he reached in his other pocket and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Words could not describe the shock and emotion I felt. I was for sure, the happiest woman alive! To my surprise, he had our best friends and his brother and fiancé watch and record the whole thing! It was THE perfect proposal! I know, I’m a lucky lady!

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So now you get a drift of why I’ve been gone, but I’m back baby! I have lots of fun things to share with you, just keep coming back!

Until we meet again,

Yesie Marie ❤

My venture into Youtube land!!!!

So, I finally did it. I took the plunge and started my very own Youtube channel!!!! The name of my channel is YesieMarie and I will be giving you my version of makeup tutorials and beauty reviews. I was beyond nervous about starting my venture into youtube land, yet way more excited at the same time.  I’m trying to live my life in a way where I stop being afraid or hold back, and start taking action and have some fun! Starting a youtube channel and doing tutorials was something I had always wanted to do, but held back. Until now that is!

My first video is a blue smokey eye tutorial. I decided that I wanted to do a full face look for this first video so you all can get a feel of how I like to do my makeup. I had so much fun shooting this video.  Here are a few glimpses of my look and video.(Heres the direct link for the video http://youtu.be/7bdqgh1aufM ).

I primed my face with benefit’s POREfessional, and I used Mac’s studio fix foundation in NW20, Mac’s pro-Longwear concealer in NW25. I used L’oreal true match powder in w5 to set the foundation, mac’s definitely defined extra dimension skin finish as a highlight and Glorify as a contour.

The eye shadows that I used for this look were, darkhorse, naked, and buck from the urban decay naked palette (the first one), Alluvium pure pigment by Illamasqua, darkside eyeshadow by mac, and virgin eyeshadow from the naked palette as well to add highlight under the eyebrow and by my tearduct. Marks get in line liquid eyeliner, l’oreal voluminous million lashes mascara and benefit’s they’re real mascara. On the lips, I used Mac’s faux lipstick and nymphette lip gloss.

I also wanted to show you guys the images for my next tutorial so, here they are!!

Check out youtube.com/yesiemarie for the full video

 

I also want to take this time to thank my Philly bear for all of his hard work in editing my videos as well as supporting me and pushing me to step out of my comfort zone and try something that I’ve always wanted to try. Thanks to my parents for all of their support, and a special shout out to my best friends Dominick Provino and Kristina Bannerman (soon to be Provino) for creating my youtube song! Please keep checking out my channel youtube.com/yesiemarie for more videos and don’t forget to like, subscribe and share the Yesie Marie Love!! Thanks a bunch and keep coming back for more!!!

Until we meet again,
Yesie Marie