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DIY, Hair/MakeUp

4 Easy Holiday Hairstyles

December 21, 2014


4 simple hairstyles to get you through the holiday.

We all know that the holidays can be stressful! Work parties and many family parties that you have to get to and be at all at the same time! Well let us take one thing off your list, your hairstyle. Choose from one of these looks that only took 5 minutes to do after curling your hair.




2. You can never go wrong with any braid! (We will also post a step by step on this, so keep checking back!)



3. Elegant up do.


4. Add a twist to wearing your hair down.

Like I said each style only took a few minutes. To see how to create each look make sure to come back and visit us this week for the step by step tutorials done by Azelle.


Beauty Tips, DIY

How to Naturally Reduce Your Pore Size at Home!

May 28, 2014





  Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed large pores that weren’t there before?

A few days ago I was using my Clarisonic and my son comes running into the bathroom and asks…

“Mom, what are you doing to your face?’

I replied… ” Trying to get my skin to look like yours again.”

Now he runs around telling everyone that I want to look like him. haha

Our skin probably wont ever be as tight and smooth as it was when we were babies but

I can show you some natural steps to help reduce the size of your pores.

What Causes Large Pores?

Our bodies produce sebum, its an oily substance to protect the skin from drying out. People who have

naturally oily skin tend to have larger pores. When dirt and oil collect in your skin, your pores look larger than normal.

This is why is is very important to remove your makeup properly.

How To Naturally Reduce Your Pore Size?

DIY face mask.

Pour egg white from 1 egg into a bowl, whisk until the texture is foamy.

Let the bowl chill in the fridge for 5 minutes then squeeze the juice of one lemon.

Apply the mixture onto your skin, leave it one for 10-15 minutes.

Then rinse off with lukewarm water.



The citric acid present in lemons helps exfoliate the skin and clean slogged pores.

Egg White:


Egg whites have skin toning and complexion enhancing properties, it also keeps your skin free from impurities.

Raw Honey 

Benefits: Reduces excess oil and tightens pores.

Honey can prevent clogged pores, apply raw honey to affected areas and massage into

skin for a few minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water.

Relax and Enjoy this face mask!

See you in the next post.


Alana Dawn


Matte Smokey Eye

May 22, 2014


I’ve done a lot of these lately… I just love the matte brown look these days. 

If you scroll a couple posts before this one it gives you a great step by step tutorial 

to get something very similar. 

The Products I Used:

1. Tarte Matte Palette

2.Tarte Liquid Precision Liner. 

3. Salon Perfect Lashes #33 for natural FULL lash. 

4. Brows: Anastasia Beverly HIlls Chocolate Dip

Brow and Soft Brown Brow Shadow Combo

I made a quick 15sec video on my Instagram if you would like to watch it click here.

See you in the next post!!

<3 you guys,

Alana Dawn


City Flourish

May 8, 2014

Today I got to visit the China Glaze office and say hi to some friends of mine. I love going to visit. Not only do I get a lot of work done, I get my nails done too! I posted a review on this collection on my YouTube a few weeks back. Still loving the colors!

Here is a photo of my nails that my girl Tasha did on me. I was really specific with colors, I love the nude with the soft blue and bright pink. If you don’t have this collection you gotta run out and grab it!


DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Tutorial Tuesdays!

May 6, 2014


Tutorial Tuesdays! 

Last night a posted the above photo on my instagram and I got a lot of people asking what

I was wearing. so here it is….



1. For my eyes I posted the palette I used ( from Tarte Cosmetics holiday collection)

you can use colors just like this if you don’t have the palette.

2. I used the new precision liner from TARTE Cosmetics for my winged liner.

3. Finished my eyes with Salon Perfect Demi Wispies


Primer: SmashBox photofinish primer

Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Foundation 6.0

Highlight/Contour Anastasia concealer 2.0 and 7.0

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette.

Powder: MAC Cosmetics Mineralized Powder Medium Plus


Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay (rich brown)


NYX Snow Cap lipstick and Madeleine butter gloss


Close up of my eyes :)

20140506-121548.jpgFinal Up, Close, and Personal Look!!!

Let us know what you want to see!! follow us on instagram.

See you in the next post!


Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Electric Palette Urban Decay

April 15, 2014


Hello loves! Today I had some time to play with the Electric Palette from Urban Decay.

The photo above is what I came up with! I LOVE how pigmented the colors are.  I hate when you purchase 

an eyeshadow and it look so beautiful and bright in the palette but you put it on, it looks so dual.






1. Apply the color “urban” to the center of your lid.

2. Next apply “savage” to your crease with a blending brush.

3. To highlight my brow bone I used the color “vanilla” pigment from MAC

4. Above your crease softly swift the color “slowburn” so there is more of a transition.

5. Apply a black liner to your waterline.

6. Apply the color “chaos” to your lower lash line using a pencil brush.

7. Next I used Tartes new liquid liner (It’s AMAZING!) to create my winged out eyeliner.

8. Finished the look off with Salon Perfects Wispies, I glued them on using Duo Adhesive.


I hope you enjoyed this look!

Have an amazing day! 


Alana Dawn 

Beauty Tips, Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

Physician Formula BB Cream Review

January 16, 2014




So I purchased this a few months ago. I actually did a review on it already. But at that point I never tried

Physicians Formula BB Cream  Pressed Powder. BTW the photo above is unedited so you can see the true coverage of the BB cream.

Yesterday I decided to try something new.

I wanted to review a product that was inexpensive and easy to purchase. So I picked these items.


This is said to be the ALL in ONE  “Miracle Cream”

Now if you are looking for a natural Dewy finish then this is the product for you.

First I applied the “all in one” BB cream all over my face. I purchase the Medium/Deep color but wish I got the

Light/Medium now because its not summer and my skin tone is 4 shades lighter.


I set the BB cream with this BB pressed powder and it really gave my skin a nice finish.

It looked flawless! something I was not expecting. I expected it to look chalky for some reason. But this product

laid on my skin so nicely it looked so natural.


So then I tried this bronzer. I love how it has SPF 20 on it, but does it really work that way?

I need to look into more research about this, because that is AMAZING!

I really liked the color of it right when I applied it but I noticed as the

hours flew by the bronzer started to fade away. But the good thing is…. I do know that they have

another bronzer  >here<  that works wonders. This is how they explain it on their site…

“Revolutionary Italian technology combines the best features of powder, baked and cream bronzers for the most stunning bronze glow. Delivers a skin-perfecting finish unlike any other bronzer, we had to call it “Deluxe”!

After using it several time I will have to agree that it melts into your skin giving you a natural glow! :)


BTW they sell the Beauty Balm Makeup Kit that has all the products I just described in one package which is a little cheaper.

check out Physicians Formula >here<


-Alana Dawn 

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Matte Green Look

January 14, 2014






To get this look I used a palette from Tarte Cosmetics  .

1. Use an eye shadow primer, I used the 12 hour creaseless primer form Tarte. >here<

2. I used “Taj Mahal” ( top left) all over my lid

3. Then defined my crease with “Grand Canyon” ( top right) 

4. I highlighted the center of my waterline with their inner rim brightner. ( my ALL time favorites) >here<

5. Then I smoked out The green “central park” with a pencil brush right below my lash line. 

6. To soften the green up a little more, I blended “Big Ben” (bottom left) right below it with a blending brush.



Final EYE look

To finish up the look I used, Ardell Lashes Demi Pixies.



For more looks check out our instagram.


Thank you for stopping by!

see you tomorrow. 


Alana Dawn 

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

From Day to Night

October 10, 2013

Last week we did a blog post for NastyGal. Below is my friend Rachel aka @instasteak on Instagram


The whole concept is that it takes only 5minutes to make yourself look alive! The left side of the photo is how Rachel looks with a completely bare face, still gorgeous, I know! We are going to add a couple steps to make her look more awake.

On the right side of Rachel’s face I added tinted moisturizer a little bit of bronzer on the apples of her cheek to give her some color.
Next I added brown eyeliner to the outer corner of her lower waterline, to open up her eyes.
I then curled her lashes and added a couple coats of mascara.
Finished it off with some lip gloss and she is done! 5 minutes that’s all it takes.

Now if you want to go for the Kim K look, extra dramatic makeup look below!

I contoured Rachel’s Entire face, gave her a dark smokey eye and added some pretty dramatic lashes #201’s from Ardell Lashes. Final look is below!


It’s crazy how just a little makeup can change your entire look, right?

Until next time!


Alana Dawn


Makeup Looks

September 21, 2012

Different makeup looks on myself. Stay tuned for major projects, fun, and tutorials! its going to be fun!