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{ Dramatic Purple Eye } Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette For Eyes

Hello lovely people,
I’m finally back with a makeup tutorial on YouTube! In this one, I’ll be featuring a look consisting primarily of colours from the Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette For Eyes. It’s a beautiful eyeshadow palette which, to me, accentuates all eye colours especially brown. We all know how nice brown eyes look with purple eyeshadow.

I had purchased the Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette For Eyes not too long ago from Sephora ($48). The palette contains 12 beautiful eye shadows which are arranged from light to dark: top row offers shimmery shades, while the bottom are all matte.

Normally each eye shadow from Laura Mercier are $23, so for 12 of them (twice the size), this palette’s value is around $90. What a great buy!

I apologize in advance for my poorly done nails, but without further ado, enjoy!

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Vintage filters & Polaroid photos

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What is it about these types of photos that appeal to us?

Perhaps with Polaroids, it’s the idea that at a single mark of time, the photo taken was the exact moment the photographer wanted to capture. It’s the limited shots on a single roll of film which a Polaroid camera allowed, plus not being able to instantly see the photos. It gives a sense of excitement.

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But what about just vintage filters? Why do we choose to use them? Is it our fascination with the past, the technology, the unfocused or glared image? It puts an artistic element to the photos, and it also gives the image a totally different feel.

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I won’t lie – I excessively turn down the contrast on a lot of my photos to give it somewhat of a retro/vintage vibe. I think it looks creative, and it feels like visuals to a teen angst novel.

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YouTube issues :(

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As you may have noticed, a lot of my recent posts regarding Halloween costumes have all been accompanied by a corresponding YouTube video. Within my videos, there is a span where I put on makeup and don’t speak. I’m not a fan of awkward silences so I fill in the blank with free creative commons music from Teknoaxe on YouTube. He allows users to use his music for their videos – monetized or not. Which is awesome cause his music is brilliant.

However, I’ve been having issues with YouTube removing monetization from my videos, and needing proof that I have written consent to use Teknoaxe’s music. I do have that, but YouTube didn’t email me, and so I can’t email them the proof. Unbelievably annoying process, really.

That being said, a few videos seem to be missing because of this reason. I’m still going to link them in my blog posts, so if any videos are unavailable at the time, I’m sure they will be back up at some point. I apologize for this inconvenience in advanced 😦

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Birthday Recap ♡ { Day 1 }

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I spent the day catching up on sleep, scheduling the rest of my editorials for this month, and editing Halloween videos for my YouTube. Around 7:15pm, I met up with some friends at Jack Astor’s to kick-start my birthday weekend.

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I ordered my favourite combination of appetizers: calamari and caesar salad (not pictured).

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Followed by both a smore sundae,

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and a mango/berry twister.

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All of which were delicious, and humbly under $30.

Out of the blue, my one friend had asked us how we felt about going bowling spur-of-the-moment. We all decided that it would be fun, so we headed for the closest bowling alley.

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We played until about 1am when the place finally closed for the evening and headed home filled to the brim with happiness, and tears in our eyes from laughing.