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    Back to School Simple Makeup Inspo, Outfit Ideas, and Home Decor!

    August 11th, 2017

    It’s that exciting time of year again (depending on how you view school but I happen to be a nerd) and it’s time to get prepared! This Fall, I am going back to school after a year off, and besides ordering my books, I like to prepare for new school years by getting my makeup routine down to a science, preparing my wardrobe for school, and doing a little cleaning/redecorating. (I have taken care of this, but haven’t gotten any books yet D: )

    In this video, I show you my quick school makeup routine, a few outfit ideas, and some back to school essentials. My goal for my makeup look was to get as much impact as possible in the shortest amount of time. Since skin takes up the most surface area, I decided to do a lightweight foundation, followed by the next biggest impact areas like brows, eyes, and lashes.

    Camille Makeup

    Finding outfits during the school year always ends up being a last minute thing for me so I decided that this year I was going to figure out three different outfit “templates” that would work at the drop of a hat and be easy to modify the individual pieces of to mix it up.  As you can see in the video, I came up with a dressy look (dress and Chelsea boots), a super casual look (ripped jeans and an off-the-shoulder top), and a fun look (romper and suede flats).

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    As far as home decor, I like to declutter first so my space and my head are refreshed and ready for the new school year. In partnership with RedBubble, I have found several items that are perfect for back-to-school like a succulent clock and matching travel mug that you can see in the video. I low-key love matching (even if only you and I know that I have a matching clock, it makes me happy). If you find anything interesting on the site, they have given me a coupon code for 15% off any purchase before August 15th with the code “offbeatlook15”. For all of the links to the products that were featured in the video, feel free to check out the description box on the YouTube page for the video where I have links.

    Camille Johnson

    I’d love to know what you guys are up to this fall.  What are your back to school essentials, and what is your go-to outfit?

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    July 28th, 2017

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    How to fade Green Hair Dye | Get Rid of Semi-Permanent Hair Dye

    November 27th, 2016

    Fading or getting rid of semi-permanent hair dye, in this case green hair dye, can be quite the challenge. I’ve experimented with nearly all the methods for removing semi-permanent and demi-permanent hair dyes of various colours and brands, and this is the best way I’ve found it can be done.

    how to fade green hair dye how to strip green hair dye fade semipermanent dye hair tutorial blog post

    In this video I posted on my YouTube channel, I show you how I faded out the green hair dye I had in order to get it light enough to change to my next hair colour!

    Disclaimer!! My hair looks very wavy and not curly in the photo of my hair with the faded green because I had just taken it out of french braids (you will see if you watch the video) and it was still somewhat damp. My hair did NOT lose its curl from this as you can see in my more recent videos and photos on Instagram!

    How I faded out the Green Dye in my Hair

    Here are all the steps that I used during the fading process for this particular hair colour.

    1. Time – The first and most natural step in fading out any hair colour is using time. Time passes wether you like it or not, so there’s no stopping time from fading your hair colour. Fortunately, by the time you’re tired of it and ready to move on to another colour, time will have worked in your favour and made the fading process all that much easier!
    2. Salerm Color Reverse Treatment – This is the best method I’ve found so far to effectively and pretty quickly strip out any semi-permanent or demi-permanent hair dye. The treatment is called Salerm Color Reverse and is a two-step process. All you have to do is take an equal ratio of the two solutions, mix them together, and apply it to your hair. I let it sit for 20 minutes, shampoo it out, condition my hair, then let it fully dry and repeat the process the day after. This gives my hair time to rest in between treatments.
    3. Light Bleach Bath – A last-resort way to fade hair dye (well, last to just bleaching through it), is by using a bleach bath. A bleach bath is when you combine shampoo with hair bleach. Some people mix it with just the powder and others mix with the solution of bleach powder and developer- I’m not sure which way is more effective or damaging, so that’s definitely something to test in the future! You then spread this mixture on the are that you’d like to strip colour from, and it will remove the colour more gently than just bleaching through it. This is a lot less damaging than bleaching, and is a great step to try when there’s still that stubborn green clinging on to your hair after two rounds of the Salerm Color Reverse that just needs to go.

    Tips

    Here are some tips for anyone who wants to fade green or any other semi-permanent hair dye colour from their hair.

    1. Be Gentle When Processing – When you are doing any kind of processing to your hair, it becomes more vulnerable than it was before. This means that any extra tugging, pulling, or stress put on your hair will be more damaging than it would normally be. With the stripping product in my hair it feels more gummy or stretchy, so I’m careful to not tug on it too much.
      This also goes for putting your hair up into a pony-tail while you wait for it to process. That’s a big no-no.
    2. Deep Condition Beforehand – Deep conditioning your hair is a good thing to practice regularly, but especially a great thing to do before you do any type of process to it. Before stripping my hair, I used the Joico Moisture Recovery Balm and let it sit in my hair for an entire day to prep my hair for the process that was about to com its way.
    3. Use a Protein Treatment Afterwards – Using a protein treatment will strengthen your hair after the hair folicle has been opened up, invaded, and left porous and sad. To fill in the hair folicle with the proteins that it needs and help smooth and strengthen it again, I use an old favourite at-home protein treatment that always seems to do the trick. If you’ve never tried the Aphogee Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor, then you have a lot to catch up on!
    4. Give Yourself Extra Time – The fading process can take quite a while to happen. This can range depending on the dye and colour you have in your hair, but I’ve found that it takes two rounds of using the Salerm Color Reverse treatment or others similar to get out enough of the dye to be able to move forwards with another colour. If I wanted to get even more out to get a perfectly blank base, I’d need another round after that.
      That being said, if you really want to fade out your hair colour, it’s going to take time. I’d recommend giving yourself a full weekend to do this so you don’t end up rushing or being disappointed in the job that you did!

    That’s all you need to do to remove green dye, or any other semi-permanent hair dye from your lovely locks! Comment down below what your experience with stripping hair colour has been like, the products you’ve tried, and what works best for you. I’d love to know what your thoughts are and share experiences and I’m always looking for newer and better methods for hair colouring and stripping!

     

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    Colourpop Fall 2016 Collection Swatches + Tutorial

    October 16th, 2016

    Colourpop came out with some new products for this Fall. They consist of five super-shock shadows and three super-shock cheek products, which are what they call their highlighters. All of these products are now available on their website and linked in the post! Here’s a photo of a look I did using three of the new products.

    colourpop dramatic makeup tutorial and swatches

    I made a video swatching and talking about the new products, as well as creating a tutorial showing how I used three of them to achieve a glam and offbeat (purple highlight?!) look. If you’d like to check that out, here’s the video:

    If you liked it, don’t forget to subscribe to beauty youtube channel for more videos like this one! I spent a long time editing this video and as you can see, have some cool (in my opinion) effects going on there that I really like. I’m trying to expand my editing skills to make my videos more interesting for you guys :)

    Anyways, here are photos and swatches of the eyeshadows in this new launch!

    Colourpop super shock shadow sailor far side arrow cusp dance party

    From left to right, these shades are called Sailor, Far Side, Arrow, Dance Party, and Cusp.

    colourpop super shock shadow fall collection 2016

    They all have more of a whipped texture rather than a pressed powder feel like most eyeshadows do. I have to say that Cusp, the green, is somewhat smoother and more creamy than the other textures, and I have no idea why. They all have chunky glitter in them, as you can tell from the following swatches on the back of my hand done without any primer or base.

    colourpop super shock shadow swatches

    The following are photos of the super shock cheek products (cream highlighters):

    colourpop super shock cheek over the moon honeymoon perilune

    From left to right, these shades are Over the Moon, Honeymoon, and Perilune.

    colourpop super shock cheek fall collection 2016

    I love these because of several reasons. As with most of the internet, I am absolutely fascinated with highlighting my face at this point in time. However, these are more than just your normal highlighters. They happen to be unnatural colours, for more avant-garde looks, dramatic looks, or simply offbeat looks.

    My favourite is Over the Moon because it has beautiful magenta flecks of glitter that look great on my skin. I wore this to a party and got several compliments on it. Although, it was a makeup party, so you have to keep in mind that these people are trained to notice cool stuff about your face, but I’m sure normal people would find the novelty charming as well!

    colourpop super shock cheek swatches

    These are unlike most highlighters I’ve ever used because they’re more of a glitter in a balm type of texture as you can see in the swatches. It’s not a very finely milled shine like I’m used to, which is why they’d also be great to layer over any other cream highlighting product if that’s what you’re looking for.

    Overall, I was really excited to try out these products, and when applied properly, they turn out to be absolutely gorgeous. I want to know what you think about them and which one is your favourite. Comment down below what shadow or highlight you’d be most likely to try out and why!

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    Full-Face Highlighter Challenge!

    July 6th, 2016

    Hey, loves! If you haven’t seen this finding its way around the internet already, then let me tell you about the full-face highlighter challenge! So the original video was created by a girl named Mariya who highlighted her whole face just for fun. I saw the video and thought it was a fun idea- to use different luminating, shimmery, and highlighting products on your entire face and come out glowing like crazy.

    I sat down, pulled out all of my highlighting products, and got to work. Here were my results:

    Full Face Using Only Highlighter

    Full face using only highlight

    Full face highlighter challenge(My best friend, Dari decided to hop in while I was taking photos of the look :P)

    What products would you use to highlight your entire face? If you try it out, tweet me photos of how it turned out- I’d love to see!

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    How To Co-wash Your Hair and Why EVERYONE Should be Co Washing

    June 13th, 2016

    Co-washing is a method that I’ve heard about for a long time in the natural hair community. I tried it long ago and didn’t like my results, but tried it again a few months ago and have been a believer ever since *cue “I’m A Believer” from the Shrek soundtrack*.

    WHAT IS CO-WASHING?how to co-wash hair

    For those of you who don’t already know what co-washing is, it’s pretty much washing your hair without shampoo. The term “co-washing” is short for “conditioner-washing” and debatably, “conditioner-only washing”. It is the same thing as “No-Poo Shampooing”. Before I knew this however, the term still made sense to me because I know that some people, me included, co-wash between shampooing so it sounded to me like a partnership between shampoo and conditioner that work together on their designated days to give you the most fabulous hair possible. I wasn’t wrong.

    As for how to actually do it, co-washing can be done by just using conditioner and massaging it on your scalp and throughout your hair, or be done by using a newer method of co-washing. Conditioners have been around forever but clarifying conditioners are a newer invention created just for co-washing purposes. They’re pretty much conditioners that were made to gently cleanse your hair while conditioning at the same time, and are NOT meant to be confused with two in one shampoo and conditioners, which are actual GARBAGE and should NEVER be trusted!!

     

    WHY YOU SHOULD CO-WASH YOUR HAIR

    So now that you know what co-washing actually is, lets talk about why it’s important. Here are some of the benefits of cowashing and the reasons why I have converted:

    • It’s much less drying to your hair than shampooing every time you want to cleanse your hair
    • It makes curls more curly and less frizzy (I can definitely attest to this one!!)
    • Your hair retains its natural oils which are necessary for its health, and prevents dryness
    • It makes detangling hair easier
    • Helps maintain your hair colour better (if you have dyed hair)
    • Keeps your scalp moisturized

    WHO SHOULD CO-WASH THEIR HAIR?

    Co-washing is big in the natural and curly-haired communities because these hair types require more maintenance and specific care in order to stay healthy. With curly and natural hair, it’s harder for the natural oils from your scalp to travel down the length of your hair, which tends to cause textured hair to be dryer. This is why people with these hair types don’t and shouldn’t wash their hair as often as those with straight hair and need to focus on conditioning more.

    However, I believe that co-washing is useful for any hair type. I would recommend it especially for anyone who has hair that’s either natural, curly, wavy, frizzy, dry, permed, or colour treated. In these cases, the added moisture could be a huge make or break for your hair’s health and appearance. But no matter what type of hair you have, you definitely have something to get out of incorporating co-washing into your hair routine.

    HOW OFTEN SHOULD SOMEONE CO-WASH?

    The answer to this is up to you. Depending on hair type, people wash their hair different amounts, and I would recommend sticking to around that same amount of hair washing, but switch out every other shampoo day with a co-washing day instead. For example, I wash my hair twice a week since I have dry, coloured, curly hair, so I wash with shampoo at the beginning of the week to give it a nice clean, but it would be too harsh on my hair to subject it to that kind of detergent-stripping process again, so later on in the week, I co-wash it to give some extra moisture while I cleanse, detangle, and refresh my curls.

    WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?

    I’ve tried out many products for co-washing my hair, so I gotchu, fam! Here are my favourites!

    1) Pureology’s Smooth Perfection Cleansing Conditioner

    This cleansing conditioner smooths your hair and improves elasticity. It’s also great for frizzy or colour-treated hair and leaves your scalp feeling clean and moisturized, which is what I look for in a cleansing conditioner. This is my favourite cleansing conditioner! It also comes in a larger size at a better price per ounce so I’d recommend trying it out and then if you love it, restock with the bigger size to get more bang for your buck!

    2) SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser

    This is a cleansing conditioner by the brand Shea Moisture which is one of my favourite curly-hair companies. They have several formulas that have natural ingredients made to keep your hair as healthy as possible and never include sulfates that dry out your hair. This cleansing conditioner has coconut in it which is definitely a hair favourite!

    VIDEO TUTORIAL

    I have a Co-Washing Tutorial Video on my YouTube channel where I post videos about hair and other beauty related topics. You can get more information about the process of co-washing and how I do it by watching the video. If you like it, please subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos like this one. Following my blog will also keep you updated with new methods, products, and styles to try out. If you want to follow my blog, I recommend using BlogLovin’ which is the easiest way to keep track of all the blogs you love.

    I hope you guys were able to get some use out of this post. If so, let me know in the comments if you have or will try out co-washing, how you liked the products, what your favourite products are, or any questions you have about co-washing that I’d be glad to answer!

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    New Hair Dye Products, Unboxed The Right (Jamaican) Way

    January 23rd, 2016

    Hey, Chameleons! I had been planning on doing my hair a new colour for a while, and I was finally able to when I got home for Winter break because I had enough uninterrupted time that I was able to look ugly as heck for days at a time without having to leave the house or see the light of day. Before I became a hideous recluse for a week, I stocked up on hair products that I would use for the process of fading, bleaching, toning, dyeing, and caring for my hair.

    Jamaican Style Unboxing of New Hair Products And New Hair Colour

    When I finally got my box of products in the mail I was so excited about it that I decided to make an unboxing video. This isn’t normally the type of video I make, but I decided it would be a fun one to do and I was feeling very silly so I grabbed my mother’s machete and unboxed it like a pro. Here’s the result of my sudden pang of silliness. Enjoy!

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    Generation Beauty Recap! Short Film of New York City

    January 16th, 2016

    Hey, Chameleons! This post that recaps Generation Beauty from New York City last year (October 2015) has been a long time coming. It took me so long to finally post this because I was overwhelmed with hours and hours of video footage and tons of photos I needed to sift through but I finally sat down for four days and made my way through all of the footage. Here is the beautiful piece of art that I call my experience in New York City during my first Gen Beauty convention!

    If you guys liked this video, please subscribe to my beauty youtube channel! I will be posting videos from future Gen Beauty’s not to mention my usual posting of all things beauty related!

    For those of you who are unfamiliar with what Generation Beauty (commonly abbreviated as just “Gen Beauty” for short) is, then let me explain. Gen Beauty is a convention created by Michelle Phan’s company “Ipsy” that is on a Saturday and a Sunday and focused on beauty. People buy tickets to the event and receive a card that has tabs that you can rip off and exchange at the corresponding brand’s booth for whatever they are offering at the event. Most booths have long lines, but once you get there you hand in the brand’s tab off of your card and get a free beauty product or products.

    Generation Beauty New York City

    There are also other types of booths. Some were demonstration booths where you could watch someone explain and show how to use a product. Another was one where you could pick designs from a set and watch people print out exactly what you wanted on a makeup bag that you get to keep. Others are meet and greets of your favourite beauty gurus like Julie G at the Jessie’s Girl station, or Mally who had a photoshoot type setup where you could take photos with her.

    Julie G Makeup

    Generation Beauty had up until this point always been held in L.A. but this was the first time it was in NYC. I was obviously excited because as an East Coast babe, this made it easier for me to be able to go, especially because it was during the school year.

    Because I am a beauty vlogger, I was given tickets to the event and invited to a cocktail party that was the night before that was just beauty influencers and beauty brands. In the video you can see Michelle and her Ipsy team making cute speeches and everyone partying and having a great time. Did I mention that it was open bar?

    Girls

    During this time, I met so many wonderful people. I ended up becoming great friends with Jennie (The Bargain Princess) and Linda (JaMexicanBeauty) and will be attending the next Gen Beauty with both of them in L.A. at the end of this month!

    Mixed Girls

     

    Makeup

    Michelle Phan Sister

    We got to meet Michelle Phan’s sister on the way out on the last day (She’s the second from the left in the maxi-dress)!

    Manny MUA

    I don’t remember who took this photo but I’m still sad that they didn’t focus the camera :/

    Desi Perkins Chrisspy LustreLux

     

    Haley Williams

    (Other famous YouTubers I got to meet!!)

    Carlo's Bakery Coffee Lamb Gyro

    This is the lamb gyro from the video. Just looking at it makes me so hungry omg.

    Hot Black Girls

    Some babes with melanin from the event!

    Curly Hair Beauty By Genecia Bad Boosh Summer Kellsey

    More lovely people I met and whose work is actually fantastic.

    New York City

    My view from the hotel! (I stayed at Row NYC)

    Gaby McKay

    My lovely friend, Gaby who goes to NYU that I got to visit before leaving the city.

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    Just various photos of yours truly this weekend! :)

    PhotobombHe photobombed us pretty badly but the next day we found out that he works for Cover FX and he gave each of us two bottles of the Cover FX Foundation Drops (which retail for $44/bottle!)

    Oil Slick

    Aesthetic.

    Patrick Star Makeup

     

    He congratulated me on my hair tutorials. Crazy that Patrick Star (the makeup artist) has even heard of me. It was great meeting him!

    Offbeat Look

    Pretty much the cutest subscriber in the world awhhh!!!

    Overall it was such an amazing time and a great place for beauty bloggers to network, meet viewers (yall are so cute!), or for beauty-enthusiasts to get new products and run into some of their faves. Everybody gets a goody bag in the end and comes home with tons of photos and a smile on their face :)

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    xoxo Camille

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    Glitter Roots Hair Tutorial

    December 27th, 2015

    Hey there, Chameleons! I got a lot of requests to do a glitter roots hair tutorial on my Instagram of me wearing it, so here ya go with a tutorial! I have embedded a video that I posted to youtube here, but will go over some quick instructions and tips if you don’t have time for that!

    glitter roots

    Watch this video on my YouTube channel instead of on my blog.

    Quick Instructions

    To get the glitter roots look, it is very simple. All you really need is some large glitter, something to part your hair with, some gel, hair scrunchies, and a winning personality. Here’s what my hair looked like before the glitter shenanagins:curly purple hair

    1. Part your hair down the center of your head, creating two even amounts of hair on either side of the part. Secure with hair scrunchies on both sides, making sure it’s even.

    curly pigtails

    curly pig tails

    2. Twist your hair into buns on both sides and secure with bobbi pins.

    curly buns

    3. Mix some glitter into gel. I used glitter by Sally’s Girl that was a very good price and the perfect size for this type of look.

    Glitter Glitter bokeh

    4. Using your fingers, dab the glitter mixture onto your roots and all the way around where they’re showing at the front. You can apply it to just your center roots if you please. Everything is up to you. Every thing you do in your life is up to you; you don’t need me to tell you what to do with yourself, you are completely capable of making your own life decisions by your own free will.

    Glitter roots tutorial offbeatlook Camille Johnson sparkly roots glitter roots tutorial

    5. Let your hair dry and go somewhere cool with your friends!

    college friends

    More Photos!

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    New York: Day 12 – Stargazing, Meteor Shower, Long Exposure Photography, and the Red Light Night Vision Myth

    August 16th, 2015

    Hey, loves! Day 12 of my trip was absolutely breathtaking. We drove to Cherry Springs, Pennsylvania to the state park to go star-gazing and watch the meteor shower. Apparently it is a beautiful place to observe the stars without any light pollution and whoever claimed that was more than right.

    Here’s my vlog for day 12 in New York, that you can watch on my vlog channel, or right here:

    Today I rocked a very simple look. I washed my hair and while it took its usual 6+ hours to dry (I realllly need a damage-free way to make my hair dry quicker ughh) I did some super simple makeup. I did my brows, put on some mascara, and applied a vampy matte lip cream by Ulta in the shade “allusive”. I skipped face makeup and was glad I did because when I got home I was super tired and not feeling like removing globs of face products.

    Wet Curly Hair

    We drove for about 2.5 hours from NY to the Cherry Springs National Park in Pennsylvania because of how perfect it was for stargazing and because it was the last night to watch the meteor shower and we didn’t want to miss that. I snapped this photo of the sunset from the car on our way there.

    sunset

    I will never cease to be amazed at the beautiful colours the sky comes up with at night.

    night sky

    I found this scene at a stoplight that took way to long to be hauntingly beautiful so I captured the moment as well. This one was super vivid and the photo looks like it’s been enhanced, but I promise it hasn’t. I couldn’t even dream of what this would look like with increased saturation D:

    night

    The cool thing about the park is that everyone respects the no-light-pollution rule so you won’t find anyone using white lights to see anything. The only lights acceptable are red lights because they are the lights deemed best to preserve night-vision, which after some research online is a TOTAL WIDELY-ACCEPTED MYTH which completely blew my mind. I had accepted this myself, especially because my Astronomy professor from last year who I greatly looked up to told us the same thing.

    We went on a field trip to an observatory and were only allowed to use red lights because of this. Anyone who used their phone or whose phone went off accidentally with the white light on it would automatically fail the assignment we did because it was said to ruin night vision. I personally believe that it’s all about how bright or dim the light you’re using is, and the dimmer it is, the better it is for night vision. And although the red light thing may just be a myth, I advise you not to show up to Cherry Springs with your dimable white-light flashlight because you will get yelled at. Trust me. I saw it happen.

    If you want to know more about this, episode 71 of Mythbusters talks a bit about night vision, and the inner-science geek in me absolutely eats that stuff up!

    cherry springs park

    Lets talk about how the sky was so absolutely clear and bright and speckled with stars, and so absolutely amazing that it literally made it harder to breathe. I’ve never encountered something so breathtaking in such a literal sense where it actually felt like I was being suffocated by beauty.

    stars

    Here’s one of the first few photos I took while experimenting with the long-exposure settings on my camera. It was very difficult since I had to do every single thing manually. There was no cheating by looking at the LCD monitor to see how your photo would come out because all that shows up on there is complete blackness when it’s this dark outside. I had to guess where to pull the focus, which is very hard to do without any visual help from the monitor, guess how much to zoom, which side to turn the focus and zoom rings to do what, and figure out the perfect balance between how long I want my shutter open in combination with the correct ISO speed and aperture settings.

    It was complete guesswork and I suppose you could describe it all as “a shot in the dark” (HAHAHA best pun I’ve ever made omg) but it was a long series of trial and error. Maybe that’s the fun part. However, I am glad that I have been getting to know my new lens pretty well over the past month or so and that I was able to get the photos that I did.

    silhouette photography

    I’m going to cut to the chase and reveal the best photo I took that night right now. This is a photograph of my silhouette pointing up at the Milky Way, and you can easily see the plethora of red lights used by the campers who were staying the night at the park at the bottom/background. This photo has me blown away at how well it came out and when I look at it, it reminds me of how breathless I was when I was actually there and able to see that in person.

    Being surrounded by so many clearly defined stars that appeared to not be moving felt like being trapped in a snow-globe. I felt like the celestial sphere was a real thing and I was stuck in the center of it. Trapped, and running out of oxygen. But it was okay because it would be a beautiful way to die.

    The settings used to take this photo, for all of you photography lovers who were wondering, are: F/2.2, Shutter speed: 25seconds, and ISO 6400. I also uploaded this picture in full resolution so if you click on it, it gets bigger for your viewing pleasure.

    Milky Way long exposure photography

    This photo right here could be considered a digital double-exposure photo in my opinion because of the fact that I had set it to be a long-exposure photograph and propped my camera up on the ground against my phone to stabilize it, but half-way through taking the photo, my phone dropped and the camera tipped over, capturing the image again from a lower angle during the same shot. I have never thought of that as a photography technique, but if you’re ever trying to take a trippy/interesting photo, you could consider trying that out.

    trippy photography double exposure

    I wanted to see if I would be able to take a photo with the shutter open so long that I would be able to see proof of Earth’s rotation by seeing a circular motion of the stars in the sky, and I ended up with this beauty. My camera only goes up to 30second shutter speed but then it has the bulb option. If I had thought ahead to bring my remote, I could have pressed the shutter button on that, then waited as long as I wanted without touching the camera, then pressed the shutter button to end the photo and avoided all camera shake.

    Unfortunately I didn’t have my remote with me, so I did what any hardcore photographer would do and I improvised using the equipment I had. I propped up my camera on the ground and as steadily as possible, held down the shutter button, doing my best not to shake the camera at all or not even breathe hard. I sat there for probably 4 or more minutes without moving or shaking and ended up getting exactly what I wanted. It would have been better with my remote, but I take what I can get. Unfortunately there’s no way for me to know how long the shutter was open because in the details of photos taken on bulb, it’s always listed as 30 seconds so the world will never know…

    celestial sphere

    Here are a couple more photos from that night. Here’s another beautiful one of the Milky Way,

    milky way

    and another from the same tree spot that just happened to be a great place to take photos.night stars

    I hope you guys liked this post; it took hours to compose and if you missed out on the meteor shower I hope you enjoyed it vicariously through my blog. Comment down below what your favorite photo was and if you’ve ever been tricked into believing the red light myth!

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    I’m Back… ?!?

    June 26th, 2015

    Hey my lovely babes who still follow my blog (I know I’m talking to an empty room here, but I’m still going to give this speech even if it’s just to hear an echo back.)

    I’ve been off this blog for like over a year now, I believe, but lately I’ve had a strong force calling me back to my blog. I mean I still love this baby and obviously still pay monthly for hosting to keep her alive, so I might as well get some use out of my money and get back to blogging! However, I think I want to change things around here. Before, this blog was strictly for fashion/beauty only, and I viewed it as a place where everything had to be perfect. I had to have ever page optimized, all the photos the perfect size with watermarks and I could never create one I liked,  I had to find every single product and link it, and only then would a post be acceptable to post.

    One of my biggest flaws is that I’m a perfectionist. I dream big, which is great, but my dreams are very overwhelming, and if I cannot perfectly execute a plan, I won’t even attempt. I am the epitome of go big or go home, which turns into many more trips back home than to somewhere desirable.

    Because of this I hardly made any videos in the past year, didn’t blog at all, and kind of let all of my aspirations and inspirations bottle up until the bottle exploded tiny little shards all over, leaving sever lacerations all over me. I think that if a person lets all of their inspiration and goals bottle up inside them for too long without executing any of them, it’s unhealthy and can make a person sick, and that’s what happened to me. On the inside, I’m exploding with creativity. I have a list of over two hundred videos I want to make but the list grows exponentially faster than things get crossed off. I have so many ideas and visions and I decided that I’m not going to just sit on them anymore.

    I want to use this blog for mostly fashion and beauty stuff as I had planned before, but I also want to let my blog become me. I want this blog to be a representation of my person and my personality, so yes, we’re going to integrate some lifestyle and personal posts here, but as of right now, I think I’m going to keep it fashion/beauty heavy.

    I don’t know how to explain what has happened to me, but I feel so inspired now and lately. I feel like I’m a pearl whose oyster has just opened up and now I’m completely exposed to the world. I realize that there is more to life than the little dark space inside my own oyster, and it’s just waiting to be explored. I suppose now that i used an oyster as a metaphor, I cannot use the hackneyed phrase, “The world is your oyster” because in this case, the oyster is the restriction, so instead I’ll say “The world is outside your oyster”.

    Quick Update

    A few things that I know have inspired me to work on my YouTube channel and blog more are the following:

    -I now have a manager. His name is Brian and he’s really cool. I’m actually his first beauty guru that he’ll be managing, which is pretty cool. He also manages some huge YouTubers like SkyDoesMinecraft and Sundee who are both huge minecraft YouTubers with 10M and 6M subscribers, respectively. Brian’s birthday is in 7 days from this post (July 3rd) and I know that because I talk to him sometimes like a regular human being, very similar to how friends talk, which is great. I feel like businesses and business-like relationships are getting increasingly more casual as time goes on, and I really dig that. Anyways, he pushes me to do well and is always there if I want to talk about YouTube things. He urged me to make daily videos, and now that that’s my goal I am able to make a video every other or every 3 days which is good progress.

    -I figured out white balance. I knew about white balance on my camera before, and even how to change it. For some reason, I never did and I just let myself look mad washed out and blue on camera. That’s one thing I didn’t like about my videos, but I stumbled across it once while filming and that has made all the difference. I now look like the beautiful caramel goddess that I really am on camera (we can all dream, okay?) and I’m glad I don’t look like a washed out piece of blue paper anymore.

    -I bought new camera lenses!!! This is one thing that excites me so much. There’s nothing that can get me going like a new lens with a very wide aperture. I’m talking 1.4 f stops. I know that’s super exciting, so I’m gunna need you to take a deep breath before reading the specifics. I really wanted a new, versatile lens that had a huge aperture, and after hours of research, I realized that the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art Lens (here you can get it with a bunch of free camera equipment for the same price that they sell just the lens for!) was the one for me. It’s pretty pricey, but for the only zoom lens on the market that has a 1.8 aperture, it’s not a bad price. If anything, it costs less than I’d expect. I invested in one of those, a Canon 50mm f1.4 (linked to a discounted new lens there) (gasps and cries at the f1.4 then cries some more), and another random lens that didn’t end up being that great but was cheap on eBay so I don’t really care anyways. I got the Canon lens in the mail today and took some test shots with the aperture wide open and just reveled in how beautiful photos with shallow depth of field are. I absolutely cannot wait to film a video on that lens.

    -Another thing that inspired me is the fact that I have started actually making a bit of money on YouTube. I really want to be able to take this full-time and invest my whole life into this job, so seeing the beginning of that opportunity open up has really helped me get more motivated.

    -Lastly, I really, really, really want to move out of my parents’ house. It’s been a bit over a month of summer, and I am already sick of it and ready to go back to Rhode Island and go to school. I want to be back where I have freedom and can see my friends whenever and set my own sleep schedule and make decisions like a semi-adult. I’m ready to make the jump to living on my own next year (hopefully starting next summer), and i need money for that. Which goes back to my last point, about making money. I am so ready to start a life where I have freedom for myself and am able to spend every day working on creating the best content possible for you guys to consume.

    I know nobody really reads my posts, but if anyone is reading this, I just want to let you know that you are also part of my inspiration. Every time I get an encouraging comment on my videos or IG, it motivates me to up y game and make more for you sweet people. Thanks so much for that <3

    If you ever have any blog post or video suggestions, send them my way.

    Thanks for stopping by and reading this post! Follow me on my social media so you won’t miss any new videos/photos/or interesting posts by me, and you can always follow my blog via Bloglovin (or other methods) so you don’t miss any posts! (I also sometimes do giveaways on these sites, so that’s another good reason to follow!)
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    How to Fade Out Blue Hair Dye or Other Semi-Permanent Colors

    August 4th, 2014

    The worst part about dying your hair (semi- or demi-permanent ) is when you want to change colors, but you need to get rid of the old one and it can be extremely painstaking, especially with the most stubborn color of all, which is blue. There are lots of different ways you can fade out your color, ranging from gentle ways that fade out a little bit to more extreme ways that will free you from you color once and for all. Here I’m going to show you how I got rid of the blue dye in my hair and got back down to a very light base so I could color over it.

    How to fade out blue semi-permanent hair dye

    Here’s a video tutorial of how I faded out my hair, showing all the steps that it took!


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    Steps

    1. Let it naturally fade – Over time, if you don’t touch up your hair dye, it will fade on its own. If you know you want to change colors in a month, just let the dye fade as much as it will in that month without retouching it.

    2. Wash your hair – The simplest way to get dye out is to wash it. Use shampoo that you normally wouldn’t use with dyed hair because now instead of fading your color when you don’t want it to fade, it’ll be doing you a favor. I recommend the Head and Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo, or the Walmart version since it’s cheaper, or and harsh shampoo like that. You can also use dish soap to do the job. Wash your hair over and over to get dye out. This might not do much on blues, but it’ll help with other colors.

    3. Vitamin C treatments – As you can see in the video, I went straight for the vitamin C treatment. Get some vitamin c pills, crush them into powder, and mix them with your dye-fading shampoo or dish soap of your choice. This is what really makes a difference and will be all you need for colors other than blue. I still started off with this though since it doesn’t damage my hair like bleach does and I wanted to preserve it for as long as possible. Use this to scrub the color out of your hair and leave it on for a while. Rinse and repeat until your color has faded.

    4. Bleach bath – This is what you’ll probably have to resort to if you can’t get your color out, and with blue, that’s almost certain. It’s possible to fade with the other methods, but alone they’re not going to cut it. Mix your bleach and developer as usual, but dilute it with shampoo, at least match the amount of the bleach mixture with shampoo, and use up to twice as much shampoo to dilute it. Mix it all together and lather up your hair. Leave it on for a few minutes until you can see your color lifting, and then wash it out. This is less harsh than using straight bleach on your hair, but is still drying so make sure you condition very well afterwards!

    Now your hair should be light enough to dye over it. If not, you might want to try the last step again, or bleaching through the color as a last resort. If you have more tips, comment them down below and share what you have to say!

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    How to Fix a Broken Nail with a Teabag!

    August 3rd, 2014

    Do you ever get cracks in your nail that you really wish you could fix so you don’t have to clip your nail all the way down? What about cracks that are too far down that you couldn’t clip down to it even if you wanted to? I used to get these all the time, I have since worked on getting my nails to become healthier, but I’m going to show you how I would fix these breaks using a tea bag! I always keep a tea bag with my nail stuff nowadays just in case I ever need to fix another crack! This is the before and after of my cracked nail:

    Fixing a cracked nail with a teabag

    Keep in mind that this is just a temporary fix, and if you have nails that keep breaking all the time, you should look into trying to strengthen your nails so this doesn’t happen that often. Also, my nails are yellow stained in this tutorial because of a yellow nail polish that I used from OPI. I even had a base coat underneath but it still stained my nails and trust me, I won’t be using that yellow ever again.

    Another method that would work and probably be stronger is by using nail wraps, but everybody has teabags in their house so it’s much more convenient. Here’s a video tutorial of how I did this nail look!


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    Here’s what my thumb nail looked like before, when it was cracked.

    fixing a broken nail with a teabag

    This is what my other nail looked like when it was broken, before I fixed it.how to fix a broken nail

    This is what my nails looked like once the patches of the tea bag were applied to them.teabag used to fix broken cracked nail

    This is what it looks like with the tea bags and polish on top.fix broken cracked nail tutorial

    And here is the thumb, all patched up!tutorial on how to fixed broken cracked nail

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    Chanel Spring 2014 Runway Makeup Inspired Tutorial

    August 3rd, 2014

    I had been seeing so many photos from the Chanel 2014 Spring runway show on Tumblr, so I decided that it was time to recreate the models’ gorgeous glittery eyes. The look features silver glitter of various sizes underneath the lower lash line and thick black winged out eyeliner on top. I did my whole face to mimic the look that the models had, and I honestly love this look so much. I’d definitely wear it out and not just to a runway show! Here is what my makeup looked like.

    Chanel Glitter eye tutorial

    And here is a photo of one of the models wearing the makeup.

    CHANEL EYES

    Here’s a video tutorial of how I did this makeup look!


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    Here are a few more photos of this glittery eye makeup. This one is of another Chanel model. I seriously cannot get over how beautiful this girl looks with this look on!

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    Here are most of the makeup products I used to create this makeup look, but if you want to see every single thing, watch the video embedded above. I accidentally left out a couple of things D:

    Makeup Products

    Here’s just one more photo of me wearing the makeup.

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    Sweetheart Anti-Valentine’s Day Nail Tutorial

    August 3rd, 2014

    Is Valentine’s day your favorite holiday? Mine either. I mean I guess it’s okay but I think it’s sorta over rated. There are good things about it, but for those of you who aren’t very into it, here’s the perfect manicure for you! (I know, I’m posting this in August, a bit late- or early depending on how you look at it- but I never got around to posting it and I’m trying to catch up on my blogging so here ya go!).

    Valentines Day Nails

    Here’s a video tutorial of how I did this nail look!


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    What types of stuff would you paint on your hearts? Leave me a comment down below and lets see who has the most creative answers!

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    Not My Arms Makeup Challenge! Two Funny Videos

    March 7th, 2014

    Hello my darlings! You may or may not know this, but the “Not My Arms Makeup Challenge” has been going around YouTube for a short while and I decided it would be fun to do it with my best friend, so we did! Basically, one person sits behind the other and puts their hands through a large shirt that the front person is wearing, and attempts to do that person’s makeup as best as they can. This challenge always ends up with ridiculous results, so I grabbed my best friend, Dominika, and my dad’s huge T-shirt, then gave it a go! We filmed it with her doing my makeup and posted this on my beauty YouTube channel, so here’s that video.

    We also filmed it with me doing her makeup, and I posted this one on my vlog channel, and this is the video right here:

    Here are some pictures of what each of us looked like after the damage was done (I really hope nobody uses any of this for blackmail when I’m older because I look absolutely horrid haha. No offense to your makeup skills, Dominika 😛 )

    These are the brushes I used:

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    This is the makeup Dominika used on me

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    This is the makeup I used on Dominika:

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    Flappy Bird Nail Design

    March 7th, 2014

    Flappy bird. Enough said.

    I’m sure you’ve all heard about the little flapping devil, since it’s been the number one app for a while, which is why I decided to paint it on my nails. This is a video I made a couple of weeks ago when the game was getting big, and a lot happens in that amount of time because since then, the game has been taken off of the app store and driven lots of people crazy because of it.

    Regardless, here is my design, and an accompanying video of how I created it!

    Flappy Bird Nail Tutorial

    Here are some more photos of my nails. Enjoy!

    Flappy Bird Nails

    Flappy Bird Nails tutorial

    Flappy Bird Nail Tutorial Video

    Flappy Bird

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    How to Cut Curly Hair

    March 7th, 2014

    Hey there, ya curly-headed ladies/guys! The other day, I cut my hair, and being the fuzzy-headed freak that I am, I decided to film it and show the world how it’s done! I’ve been cutting my own hair since around 5th or 6th grade, and although it took a while, I figured out the best way to do it, and the perfect shape for my kind of hair.

    How to cut curly hair

    It’s seriously a struggle having hair as curly as mine, so any curly-hair tips that you have are welcome in the comment section. My tip of the day is to cut your hair in layers. This is because with curly hair, volume is inevitable, and too much volume could make you look like a bobble head, and we don’t want that. This also helps us get rid of the triangular shaped hair that I hate, and frames one’s face better. Watch the video down below to see how I cut my curly hair!


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    Here’s what My hair looks like right after I used this method (note: It looks really voluminous because I had been messing around in it and separating all the curls, but once I washed it, it took on it’s less-big size and looks more rounded)

    How to cut curly hair

    Here are some more photos:

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    Have a great day, my darlings! Kisses :)

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    How I Dyed My Hair Teal to Blue Ombre

    January 28th, 2014

    Hey there, my darlings; today I’m showing you how I dyed my hair a TEAL to DARK BLUE ombre! A lot of people have asked me for more hair tutorials and happened to love this color, so it’s a good thing I filmed myself doing it! It took me like a whole day to do this, and four days to edit the footage, so I really hope you like the video and find it helpful!

    how to ombre blue hair


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    Item List

    Here is  list of all of the things you will need to achieve this ombre teal to blue hair color!

    -Bleach – Clairol Basic White [Sally’s]
    -Developer – Salon Care 40 Volume Cream Developer [Sally’s]
    -Mixing Bowl [Sally’s]
    -Mixing Brush [Sally’s]
    -Gloves [anywhere idk Walmart probs]
    -Teal Hair Dye – Twisted Teal by ‘N Rage [Sally’s]
    -Blue Hair Dye – Raven Black by ‘N Rage [Sally’s]
    -Conditioner – Aussie Triple Nutrition Deep Conditioner [CVS]

    STEPS

    Here are all the things you need to do to get this look. For every single detail and tips, watch the video. It took forever to make because I wanted it to be as informative as possible. Here is the stripped-down version of the process!

    1. Put on a crappy shirt that you don’t mind ruining, and bleach your hair. (I bleached my roots because I already had dark blue in, but the roots had grown in. I did this ombre starting with blue hair, but if you’re starting from a different color, then bleach your entire head, not just your roots!)

    This is what my roots looked like before I bleached them:

    Hair roots

    grown hair roots

    This is what they looked like with the bleach in:bleaching roots

    bleaching my hair roots

    I left the bleach on for about 30 minutes. To see my blog post and video with more detailed information about bleaching hair, click here! This is what my hair looked like after only one bleaching:

    bleaching hair roots

    2. Wash out the bleach and once your hair is dry, bleach it again if it isn’t light enough.

    bleaching roots second time

    bleaching roots round two

    second time bleaching roots

    So this is what my hair looked like after I bleached it and washed out the bleach for the second time. This is light enough for what I’m doing today, but if I was going pastel, I’d have to have a lighter base color, and probably tone the yellowness out, but it’s fine for the teal color.

    3. Add the teal to the top half of your hair, and feather it a slight bit lower than that so it will blend with the blue. I used Twisted Teal by ‘N Rage.

    4. Mix your Raven Black hair dye by ‘N Rage with 60% conditioner (40% of your mixture should be the dye) to bring out this “black” color’s blue undertones. If you want to try a different blue, then go for it! This is just how I did it. I know the color it ends up looking like, plus it’s cheaper to use a more intense dye and dilute it with conditioner than it is to buy a dye that you have to use more of because it is closer to the intensity of color that you want. (Just sayin’, I love savin monayy haha)

    No matter how you decide to get your darker blue, use that and apply it to the bottom half of your hair. Blend this color with the teal in the middle of your hair and try to make it a seamless gradient by mixing and overlapping the two colors where they meet at the midpoint.

    5. Let the dye stay in your hair for however long you want. I say an hour plus, but it can be however long you want because these semi permenant dyes are vegetable based so they don’t damage your hair if you leave them in.

    6. Rinse out your dye, wash your hair, and condition! Don’t forget to keep your hair moisturized because bleached hair is always dry and needs the moisture! That’s all ya gotta do and you should have fabulous hair now! Oh, and if you ever use this tutorial or do something cool with your hair, you absolutely HAVE to tweet me a picture and show me how it turned out!!

    Hope everything goes well for you and good luck! xoxo

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    Here are more photos of my finished teal to blue ombre hair! Tell me what you think about this in the comments and feel free to ask me any questions you may have!

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    Matte Black Nail Design Tutorial

    January 20th, 2014

    Hey there nail enthusiasts! Today I’m showing you a tutorial for how to do this matte black nail design that I created on my nails. In the video I show you how to use a matte topcoat and how to easily apply rhinestones with an amazing product that I found very useful. These nails are chic yet playful and I think they looked awesome. If you agree with me, please try them out and tweet me a picture! I’d love to see how yours turn out!

    Matte Black Nails


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    Item List

    Here are a list of the products I used to make this nail design. I try my best to link to products as similar as possible if the product that I used isn’t available online.

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    -E.L.F. Nail Polish – Clear [Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F.)]
    -Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish – Black on Black [Similar Item Here]
    -OPI Nail Lacquer – Crown Me Already [Similar Item Here]
    -E.L.F. Nail Polish – Matte Finisher Clear Nail Polish [Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F.)]
    -Rhinestones – Silver [Born Pretty Store]
    -Rhinestone Picker Pencil – Clear [Born Pretty Store]

    *Coupon Code for Born Pretty Store: CJHX31 (10% off your ENTIRE purchase! not including sales)*

    Matte Black Nail Design

    Steps:

    1. Paint a clear coat on all of your nails
    2. Once dry, paint a black coat on your nails
    3. Add a second black coat
    4. Put clear nail polish on the nails that you want to add the rhinestones to and use a rhinestone picker pencil to pick them up and arrange them the way you want them on your nails.
    5. Paint clear polish around the stones to secure
    6. Add glitter to other nails
    7. Add a matte topcoat and let dry

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