Monday, December 17, 2012

New Makeup Tutorial Series!

Hey guys! I am excited to be announcing my new series of videos that will be released shortly. I am doing a series of makeup tutorials inspired by the classic Disney villains. Get ready to see some dramatic makeup inspired by my favorite villains. These videos are going to be more exciting than the regular makeup tutorials I upload. If you want to see how to do the looks just subscribe to shellyannesbeauty on youtube. Also for a sneak peak look down below!

Inspired by the famous URSULA from the Little Mermaid!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

October Favorites 2012

Hey guys so it is about that time for a favorites post! These are my 

October favorites and reviews. I hope you all enjoy. Not all of these 
products however are fall products. Some of them are actually summer
 releases that I just recently fell in love with during the month of 
October. So with out any more wait let's get into them (:

Essence Color & Go Nail Polish

 Alright so this nail polish made to my October favorites because I LOVE how fast it dries and how shiny and creamy it looks on my nails. This nail polish is the Essence Color & Go quick drying nail polish. The color I bought it in is 97 Absolutely Blue. I'm not just talking about this specific color though. I do plan on going back to buy many more colors of the Essence Color & Go nail polishes. They are cheap, about $1.99 each and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Definitely a great find!




WetnWild Megalast in Poison Ivy

The WetnWild Megalast nail polishes have always been some of my favorites. They work well and look nice. Not to mention they are very afordable at only $1.99 each. I also love the wide brush applicator. But during the month of October I became OBSESSED with this nail polish in the color 33904 Poison Ivy. It came out in the WetnWild Halloween collection for 2012. Let me say best purchase EVER.I am crazy about dark nails, especially in the fall and winter time. This color is a very pretty dark green with a satin finish. In most lighting it appears almost black. However when just right the green appears and it looks gorgeous. This specific color has gotten me very excited to see what other limited edition colors they have headed our way! If you  see this in stores I say BUY IT!

Essence My Base Skin Perfecting Primer

Surprise surprise, another Essence product has made the favorites this month. Recently I purchased the new Essence My Base Skin Perfecting face primer. I normally don't use primer, but I decided I wanted to branch out and see what it could do for me. I didn't want to drop a lot of money on my first primer, especially because I don't find myself needing one. That's why I decided to purchase this Essence one. It was no more than $10. I wasn't expecting too much out of it. This product though did great things. Because of the cold air the skin around my nose has been drying. Using this primer and moisturizer on dry spots of my face have prevented any cakey looking foundation. I love it because it is very light feeling and it makes foundation application around dry areas very easy. It also makes it look very smooth and natural. It is a great first time primer and I recommend anyone who is starting off with primer and not looking to spend a lot of money to try this one out! You won't regret it.


Victoria's Secret Bombshell Seduction Body Spray

This is not to get confused with the Victoria's Secret Bombshell original. I do love them both very much, but I love this one just a little bit more. I received this as a present from a friend after graduation in June. I didn't start using it until this month however. This body spray ended up on my October favorites because of how AMAZING it smells. It has a very tangy citrus and floral smell to it. I absolutely love it.....and so do the guys!The bombshell original has more of a sweeter smell to it whereas this one has a nice kick of excitement to it. That's the only way I know how to explain it. A 250 mL bottle will only set you back $25. It is a body spray so it isn't as concentrated at the perfume but I do find that it is strong and long lasting for a body spray. I usually use about 4 sprays of it and I am good for about 4 hours.

Next to my Victoria's Secret Super Model perfume (now discontinued), this body spray is my second favorite perfume in my entire collection. Don't be afraid to buy this. Well worth the money and Shelly approved. And just for a fun fact I did a little blind survey with my guy friends and had them smell 3 of my perfumes, including this one, and each of them picked this to be their favorite. So yes girls I would say this is definitely date appropriate as well ;)

For a little bit more of an innocent smell you can use the Bombshell original, the guys like that one too haha.


Victoria's Secret Summer Freshes Vibrant Peony Body Souffle 

I know, I know, this is a summer product. However I bought this in late August and wanted to use it when I came out to college which wasn't until late September. Over October I found myself LOVING this product. As far as moisturizing the skin goes, this product is nothing special. I wasn't expecting much of that anyway. The reason I love this product is because of the smell and how LONG LASTING it is. I capitalized that for a reason. The smell will literally last all day. It is also very strong that I don't need to use a lot of it either. It has a very nice floral smell to it. There are two other floral scents as well. I definitely wish I had bought those along with this one. It's a great product and I absolutely love it! One 185g/6.5oz container only cost $14. That is a steal in my opinion.








Saturday, November 3, 2012

Bouncy Voluminous Curls + GIVEAWAY

Tutorial:
Hey guys so I finally got a new hair tutorial up on my beauty channel. These curls are my go to daily curl. I choose them the most because the are quick easy and best of all PRETTY! I also recommend learning this technique because once you learn it, you will be able to master almost all of my different curls. I use this technique for my vintage inspired curls  and also my bombshell curls. Definitely take a look at this video if you want to learn how I curl my hair.  Also read below for some tips on cleaner long lasting curls.

Tips:

  1. For cleaner curls make sure to brush through all sections before curling.
  2. For those with frizzier hair use a frizz serum before curling. Also before curling the hair run the hair through the clamp of the curling iron and then continue onto curling the section.
  3. To keep curls in longer make sure to first off keep the hair in the clamp longer. About 8-10 sec.
  4. Instead of finger combing at the end, finger comb section by section and hairspray section before moving onto the next. REMEMBER NOT TO OVER DO THE HAIRSPRAY!



GIVEAWAY:
Alright guys, now comes the exciting part. I have been planning on doing many more giveaways with you all. Whether they are big or small, I plan on doing more of them. I have a bigger one planned for when I reach 250 subscribers but for this video I decided to do a small surprise giveaway. It's nothing gigantic or expensive but I promise it's not some crappy present. If you want to know what it is you'll just have to enter. Read below to see the rules and how to enter!

Rules:
  1. MUST be a subscriber to shellyannesbeauty on youtube! (I will check!)
How to Enter:
  1. If you plane on using this tutorial take a picture of how your curls turned out.
  2. Tweet/Instagram the picture to me @justshellyanne
It's really that simple. It's not required to follow me on twitter but that would be a bonus ;)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

88 Color Pallete Tutorial

Using the BHcosmetics 88 original color pallet in Matte and any shimmering silver!
Hey guys! This is a makeup look I created using my Bhcosmetics 88 original color pallete in matte. It is featured in the "My 11 year old cousin does my makeup" video. If enough people request a tutorial I will make it (:




Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Upcoming Tutorial

Subtle pink with dramatic wing
Here is an upcoming makeup tutorial I plan to do for my beauty channel. This look is something colorful yet wearable. Everyone knows how much I never work with color. This time I decided to actually use mainly pink with subtle hints of silver and gray. I really like this look and find it to be wearable. I played of the subtleness of the colors by applying a more dramatic winged liner. Perfect for a night out.

Look out for the tutorial where I will be showing you how to take this look from a subtle day time look to a dramatic night time look.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bleaching Hair Care

After posting my video on how I lightened my hair from black to ash brown I received a lot of questions about after care. This post will answer all or most of those questions. Now remember these tips are all things that I have done and seen through my experience with coloring hair. I will talk about before dying, during dying, and after dying. I would say that it is pretty important to follow most of these tips when doing the process I did in the video or any process similar.

For anymore hair health tips you can check out my post on how to grow long healthy hair by clicking HERE!

Before Dying

  • Make sure that before you bleach your hair that your hair is in good standing condition. I do not recommend bleaching your hair if it has been chemically treated more than 3 times before. 
  • The day that you bleach your hair make sure it is AT LEAST left one day unwashed. Two days would be better. This protects your hair from getting too much moisture stripped from the strands.
  • Make sure to test a small section of your hair with the bleach first!!!! You want to know how your hair/scalp will react to the bleach.

During Dying

  • When you bleach your hair be sure to follow ALL the directions on the packages!
  • Apply to the ends and body of the hair first. Then after 5-10 minutes apply to the roots.

After Dying
  • DO NOT wash your hair everyday!!!!! By washing your hair everyday it strips natural oils from your hair which can dry out your hair even further. You want to have your hair absorb as much oils as possible for the next few weeks. Also by washing too frequently the color will fade much faster.
  • Avoid and more chemical treatments! Period end of story! The more you chemically treat it, the more damaged it will get.
  • Condition as much as possible! Try and use a moisture rich conditioner. You can also use dry end serums and leave in conditioners. I would also suggest a hair mask once a week. There are many recipes you can find online. 
  • Avoid heated styling tools. This one is not the most important rule. I break it a lot. But the less you use blow dryers, curling irons, straighteners, and other things of the sort the better. 


Monday, May 28, 2012

The Super Smokey Eye

Smokey eyes are perfect for any occasion. Most people think of smokey eyes as a dark silver, gray, and black makeup look. However you can use just about any color and make it as subtle or intense as you choose. What I have done is created a very intense smokey eye. It is very dark and smokey. Tutorial on this will be coming up very soon.