Friday, August 31, 2012

MOTD: Some people pose pretty, I pose dorky

Some people like to pose pretty for their photos. Some bloggers like to have nice little photo shoots. I feel like some makeup bloggers are just as good at photography as they are at makeup. But since I mainly take my photos with my iPhone in my office (which isn't decorated whatsoever), my photos aren't as "pretty". 

But that's ok. That's just me being me. That's why you all love me right? 

So here is today's look of the day. 

Does this look make you laugh? Cause it should!

As weird as it sounds, after twenty or so different photos, this was the shot that best showed off my makeup. 

Makeup Used: 

Makeup Forever 5  Camouflage Cream Palette
Belletto Studio F6 Toasted Canary
Nars Orgasm Blush

Urban Devay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Greed
Belletto Studio F2 Cream Brulee - (after my "photo-shoot", I wish I had chosen not-as-light of a color. Something less "white" and more "cream") 
M.A.C Eyeshadow in Mystery in the crease of my eyelid
M.A.C Fluidline in Blacktrack
M.A.C Eye Kohl Pencil in Smolder
M.A.C Haute and Naughty in Black. 

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Taupe/Ash

Nabi Liner in Hot Red - not just for the outer liner but also for the base color
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Rust

Reflecting on this look, I wish I had done the eyes a little less "white" with a stark contrasting brown. I was originally aiming for something more subtle. But I never have a clear plan when I do my makeup or any one else's. It's part of my creative process. Sometimes I create masterpieces and other times I wish I had done things differently. I learn something new every time and from every person. That's what I love about makeup. No matter how good you are or how long you have done it, there is always something new to try. 

So today and this weekend, go out of your comfort zone. Try something new. You might learn something you never thought of before.


Amelia St John

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Makeup of the Day (MOTD)

Since I'm a huge slacker....

Here's my newest thing I'm going to start doing.


This look was created mostly by Belletto Studio Airbrush Makeup. 

What I have on:
  • * Moisturizer
  • *Belletto Studio Makeup in F6 - Toasted Canary Foundation
  • *Nars Orgasm Blush
  • *M.A.C Silver Dusk loose pigment as highlighter
  • * Belleto Studio Eyeshadow in S7 Shiny Turquoise
  • *Belletto Studio Eyeshadow in S2 24K Gold
  • *NYX For Your Eyes Only Mysterious Brown Eyes Pallette - white highlight color under brow
  • * M.A.C Gel Eyeliner in Blacktrack
  • *M.A.C Kohl Eyeliner in Smolder (bottom eyeliner)
  • *M.A.C Haute and Naughty Mascara
  • *NYX Brow Powder
  • *Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee

Go check out for more of their awesome airbrush makeup! 

PS I don't think I look good trying to be sexy or posing for makeup pictures so hence the cheesy/dorky picture!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birchbox and MyGlam Beauty Box/Bag

August MyGlam vs August BirchBox

What is MyGlam and Birchbox?

According to the Birchbox website: "Birchbox is a smart, streamlined, and fun way to discover high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products."
"Birchbox delivers the best products and the best insider secrets, without any fuss. Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch."
"Each month, you'll receive a selection of samples that we’ve tried (and retried) ourselves. We source our samples from both well-known brands and emerging gems. The women’s subscription includes everything from skincare to makeup, as well as fun non-beauty extras."

My July haul is below
What I saw when I opened the box

More intial box interior

What the box looks like on outside (PINK!!!)

What was inside: Luna Bar (So delicious) beautiful turquoise nail polish ( I can't remember the name becuase this was July's haul) Stila BB Cream 5 in 1, Stainiac Lip and Cheek Balm, Birchbox Ear buds (hurt my ears actually) and a sample of Miss Charming Perfume. ( I loved it! I will go to to buy the full size)

Up close to Color Club Summer Pastels in Blue-ming and Stainiac Lip and Cheek Balm

What is My Glam?
"Receive a Glam Bag filled with great beauty products.
Every bag contains 4 or 5 full-sized products
or deluxe-sized samples for you to enjoy."
You take a quiz to determine what sort of products that you would like the most and then the stylists decide which to send you every month. Go to to get started!
The list of products you receive
The "bag" it all comes in within the pink shipping bag  
Circus by Andrea's Choice Nail Color in Ringmaster no flash
This is a beautiful neon pink color! It looks amazing. A Fun and Flirty bold color!
Circus by Andrea's Choice Nail Color in Ringmaster with flash

I die for the packaging! Seriously, how cute is this?

Elos Plant Cell Serum and Anti Aging Cream with Dragon Fruit roll on scenty and S.A.L.T.Y mineral loose eyeshadow.

I haven't had a chance to review the products in the above picture. I am in the process of reviewing a bunch of skincare items, so this is the latest to join that list of products to review. I will let you know and am planning a Skincare Product Review Blog.

Below is the My Glam Glam Gloss that My Glam Bag sent me. It is a BEAUTIFUL bold pink color that is extremely moisturizing and goes on smooth and pure. It has no taste, no smell, but has long staying power and is highly pigmented. I adore this! I have similar colors in my makeup bag in my purse, so this is just my newest favorite of them. If I had to guess, this might be my favorite color! It's so universally flattering. Thank you My Glam Bag!

Here it is swatched on my wrist.

All in all, I love these types of subscriptions. They are $10/month for each and if you don't like to spend full price on products you aren't sure of, these are a great way to test out new stuff. And if you end up LOVING them, then you can go to or to purchase full size of your favorite samples.

You can also "gift" a subscription to people, so if you know of your mother, sister, daughter, girlfriend, aunt, that might love something like this, talk about a great gift! And on, they have men's subscription too!

I hope you all enjoyed this blog. It's great to be back. Getting pretty packages full of makeup in the mail really helps motivate a girl!


Amelia St. John

(I did not get paid to give my opinion about these subscriptions, nor did I receive any free product from them. This is all my own personal opinion from products I personally paid for. )

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What can I do for you?

I owe you guys a new blog post.

I just don't know what to write.

I haven't had much time to really review any beauty products. I've been busy saving money and trying to move/find a place to move that I haven't had any time to write a beauty blog.

I could write a blog about what's going on in my life. But do you really want to hear about that? Or do you want beauty information? Do you want to hear about my new workout program where I have lost two inches from my waist and 2 inches from my chest in only 2.5 weeks? I could DEFINITELY do a blog about that.

Is there any thing in particular you would like to see a blog about? I know I have gone on and on about lipsticks/glosses lately. I just need a little guidance from my readers I think.

So tell me, what can I DO FOR YOU?

Otherwise, you may just get whatever is currently plaguing my mind at the moment. One minute it's "oh look at how funny my dog is" and the next I'm thinking " MUST. SAVE. MONEY" and then the next it's "ONLINE SHOPPING.....I MUST ONLINE SHOP! SPARKLY THINGS...HERE'S MY MONEY"
This is me lately

It's a vicious cycle.

Love to you all! I miss my blogs and I hope you do too.

I'll be back. But in the meantime, let me know what you want from me!


Amelia St. John (the slacker)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Michael Kors, Chanel, Flowers Oh My!

Not a super long post here, but I gotta get back into the blogging swing of things. I've been out for a while due to the craziness of my birthday!

I am so grateful for the well wishes from my friends and family and I cherish their relationships to me the most.

Here are a few amazing things I received for my 27th Birthday!
Coco Chanel Mademoiselle Perfume from my boyfriend <3

Beautiful Flowers from one of my best girlfriends Shante!

Leopard and Pink Purse from my Mommy

Amazingly Beautiful Michael Kors RoseGold Chorongraph Rhinestone Watch from my Awesome Dad!
Beautiful Camel Colored Michael Kors Bag from my terrific Godmother!

So Many people made me feel awesome on my birthday. Their love and support is the greatest gift of all.

To anyone reading this blog, I hope you get to feel the amount of love and happiness that my amazing family and friends have shown me. I always love you all at the end of the day as well!

Thank you all so much for reading and supporting me in all that I endeavor. I support you all as well!


Amelia St John