Victorias Secret Angel Makeup Tutorial - VS Fashion Show 2011

It's that time again! The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs tonight! (November 29th on CBS)

Because it was filmed weeks ago, I've gotten the opportunity to see some backstage footage and get the inside scoop on all the makeup worn in the show.
The makeup for the show usually has a theme that carries on year after year: bronze, glowy skin, defined and ultra-sexy eyes done in natural shades, and glossy lips. This year was no different. However, each year there's always something that they do on each model that makes that year unique. This year the eye shadow was toned down and the eyes were centered around a heavier (but soft and smudged) application of liner. The skin was really the focus of the look. Bronzed and glowy. But the glow was very golden. I actually used the same highlight color on my eyes as my face which pulled the whole look together.

To see a step-by-step tutorial of the look so you can re-create the look yourself, check out my video at the bottom of the post.

xoxo, Tiffany

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl
NARS eye shadow duo in All About Eve
NARS eye shadow duo in Cordura
MAC Pro Longwear eye shadow in Carefree (LOVE)
Tarte Emphaseyes pencil liner (LOVE LOVE LOVE)
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
MAC False Lashes in #36

Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Foundation and Under Eye Concealer
NARS Laguna powder bronzer
MAC Pro Longwear eye shadow in Carefree (as highlighter)
Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity shimmer powder

MAC Subculture lipliner
MAC Politely Pink lipstick
MAC Pink Lemonade Lipglass


Sephora Friends & Family Haul (Again...) and New Skincare Items!

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! I hope you all have a great holiday with your loved ones! :)
I'm so excited about the stuff I got during the latest Sephora Friends & Family sale. Seriously, it seems like the past month has been a non-stop F&F sale at Sephora. Well, it pretty much has.

This time, the sale was for "VIB" Beauty Insiders only, and gave me 20% off. Perfect timing because I was very much regretting not taking advantage of the last F&F sale to the fullest. This time around, not only did I get lots of stuff I had my eye on, but I scored a few Christmas presents for a few people on my list as well.
I also scored a great deal on some expensive skincare items I've had my eye on for months now. I'll be sure to update you guys with all the details on how it works out.
To see all my new goodies, check out my video below.


MAC Holiday Collection 2011

It's that time again! The MAC Holiday collections are here!

...Well technically, they've been out for a few weeks now I believe. I'm just super behind on my swatchin'. :)
The holiday collection as a whole is pretty large. TONS of items. Keep in mind, I don't have every item, so within this post, you'll see swatches of only the items I have.

To see my opinions on this collection, be sure to check out my video, linked at the bottom of this post.

Mineralize Eye Shadows
left-right: Shimmermint, Winterized

Paint Pot in Lets Skate!

6 Snowglobe Eye Shadows in Sultry

Dazzleshpere Ornament- 4 Crush Metal Shades - Smoky Blue
top, l-r: Winter Sky, White as Snow
bottom, l-r: Dark Moon, Silver Sleet

Iced Delights Nail and Lip Bag in Rocking
nail color: Asiatique
lipstick: Kanga Rouge
lipglass: Golden Blanket

Lipsticks, l-r: Such Flare, Eloquent Air

Dazzleglass, l-r: She-Zam, Love Alert

Technakohl Liners
top: Going for Gold
bottom: Fancy Moves

Iced Delights Bag: Pearl
eye shadow duo: Taupeless & Celestial Black
Zoom Fast Black Lash
Technakohl Liner in Purple Dash
275 Brush

Brush Kit in Mineralize
187, 130, 286, 282

Nail color: Get Noticed

Nail Lacquer Minis Ornament
l-r: Style Tip, Much Adored, Mistletoe, Dark Angel

Products provided by MAC for consideration.


Our Lil' Mountain Vacation Story. Through Pictures. ...and a Video.

A few weeks back, Brad and I planned this little last-minute weekend getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Talk about a much-needed vacation... We had such a great time. We rented the cutest cabin in Pigeon Forge with the most AMAZING view ever, ate at some great restaurants there and in Gatlinburg, and just had the best couple of days spending lots of time with each other.
We had such an amazing time that I wanted to share a little vlog we filmed as well as some of our pictures. Mainly because I want to show-off the amazing pictures my new Canon S95 takes. It's seriously amazing. Since the focus is rather loud, I don't film with it, so the vlog was filmed with my same camera I've used for years (for photos and videos), my Sony Cybershot DSC W290. Which I don't recommend for photos. But I'm planning on getting a new video camera soon so wooohooooo!
Anyway, back to the Canon S95... it's awesome.
Here's a little look at our trip!

A few shots of the view from our cabin... Looks like a painting.

We went to the Apple Barn. I hadn't been there in years and Brad had never been. The Applewood Farmhouse restaurant there was delicious.

Oh what a makeshift tripod (sunken river bank and a few rocks) and a camera self-timer can do...

getting cheesy...

aaand even cheesier.

The river there was gorgeous...

We took a drive through the mountains... The next four were taken from the actual car, out the window...lol

Awesome Bear hat.

We brought a picnic up the mountain to this quiet (and very cold) spot...
...which also happened to be labeled as a "bear habitat". Seriously. A bear habitat picnic area.

Brad got creative with the picture-taking.
After taking this, I realized I was standing in poison ivy.
Note: Burn boots.
...next he says "Lets do one on the log."
When I tried to mount the log, things got awkward...
He meant the camera goes on the log.
Obviously... I knew that. :/

"hmmmm.... How to make this small stream slightly dangerous...."

"...stand on a rock." Not super dangerous, but seriously... What is it about guys that makes them want to jump on every rock they see near water?

Yep. More rock standin'. "Which rock to stand on next...hmmm..."

Here is a little vlog filmed during the trip for my second YT channel (my random channel), TiffanyDtv

I guess we'll just go ahead and end on this ridiculousness.
Because Gatlinburg is nothing if but a town that is never short of photo-ops...