Monday, December 19, 2011

so, yeah I have no hair left.

I did what I thought I would never do. I cut all of my hair.

LOL not literally, but it is so short. On my birthday, September 9th I cut my hair pretty short, after I grew it out for about 2 years. I had a "Lob" the long bob. Now I have the "Bob" and I feel so naked. My hairdresser gave me a "undercut" I thought she was shaving the back of my head, luckily she didn't, but I feel like it was close enough to shaving my head. I never thought my hair was going to be this short. The complete bottom of my hair, that layer is probably a few millimeters, yes, you read that right, not centimeters- millimeters. I LOVE putting my hair up in ponytails, but I guess I won't be going that anytime soon now. The pictures really don't show how short my hair actually is. Let's just say Sheldon has more hair than I do and that really weirds me out. & I think it bothers him too, but he's nice enough to not say anything about it. Everyone that saw it says they love the way it looks. I like it, I can't say that I love it though. I like the front, but I'm still on the fence about the back- at this very moment I'm leaning more towards disliking it right now. Hopefully it will grow on me soon.

by the way, Sheldon said I look like a mushroom- what do you guys think? :(


Christmas Inspired Makeup!

watch the tutorial live:
Okay, so let me first start off by saying- "I'm sorry!" It has been FOREVER since I have posted anything on here, let alone an overview of a makeup look. Since I really have nothing to do, I remembered that I have been neglecting my blog, so here I go! I had my significant other Sheldon come up with a bunch of colour combinations because I personally wasn't feeling too creative and white he was naming off a bunch of colours to me I decided to throw in "Red, White & Green" since Christmas technically is right around the corner. I've been doing a lot of "boring" looks you could say, nothing was really, well for a lack of better words 'me'. So I wanted this look to be pretty dramatic, so I knew I wanted to do a cut crease, which if you didn't know is my specialty ;). The eyes were actually really simple to do, I only used 6 colours total.
I used NYX White E/S, Wild Cherry by Kryolan and used it wet. Then I took the colour Kid by MAC very lightly above my crease, then I lined above the red and white with the colour Blackberry from the same Viva palette the red was in, after that I went over that gray/black colour with the colour Humid by MAC, it's gorgeous dark green colour. I then blended that colour in, after I blended the top of Humid and added my highlight which was the colour White again by NYX, I used the colour Bough Grey by MAC to diffuse Humid, so it blended in better with the white highlight. Since I couldn't find my tape (which literally ended up being RIGHT next to me, but I overlooked it like 7 times LOL) I used Milk Jumbo Pencil by NYX to highlight the straight edge of the eye. On my face I used the contour/ bronzing powder from my ELF face duo, to contour and slim down my face, then I highlighted the high points of my face with Luna Cream Colour Base by MAC. Lips I used my OCC lip tar in Tone ( I think, the name rubbed off, so I'm not 100% sure of what it is) and on top of that I used my lipgloss by Estee Lauder in the colour Golden Goddess ( That is the most STUNNING lip combo on the face of the earth if you have pale skin like myself. In case anyone wants to know- on my face foundation wise I used my List Watier Portfolio Corrector Wheel, Cover FX foundation in E0 down the middle of my face, and my Stila One Step Foundation around the rest of my face. I'm obviously the colour Fair.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Random Makeup Survey

Makeup Survey.


What is your favorite mascara? MAC's Dazzlelash or Revlon's Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara.
What is you favorite eye primer/base? Urban Decay Primer Potion
What are your 5 favorite eyeshadows? Naked & Buck- UD, Vanilla-MAC. I don't have a lot of "favourites"
What color eyeshadow looks best on you? Purples & Golds
What color eyeshadow looks bad on you? None, I wear every colour of the rainbow, and then some.
Do you define your brows? Sometimes.
What are your favorite liquid, gel, & pencil eyeliners? Liquid- Lise Waiter Encre Noir. Gel- MAC Blacktrack. Pencil- Urban Decay 24 hour.
Do you curl your lashes before applying mascara? Sometimes.
What drugstore eyeshadows do you find the best? Quo
Do you wear false lashes? Yup, love em'.


What is the lip color you wear the most? I wear a lot of colours, I love oranges and corals, but I also love purples and pinks and nude too!
What lip color do you wear on special occasions? Red or an orange.
What is your favorite lip balm? I don't have one.
What is your favorite lipstick? I have too many, but right now I've been wearing Revlon's Stormy Pink.
What is your favorite lipgloss? Estee Lauders High Gloss- Golden Goddess.
Do you prefer lipgloss to have a flavor or no? No.
Do you like matte finish or shimmer finish more? Matte, or shiny... never shimmery.
Do you wear lip liner? Yes, pretty much daily.
What lip colors look best on you? Every colour, pink, purple, orange, browns, nudes, reds.


Do you wear blush/bronzer? Yes, everyday.
Do you wear face primer? Yes, everyday.
Do you wear highlighter? Yes, I switch them up daily.
What is your favorite liquid foundation NARS SHEER GLOW!
What is your favorite concealer? Lise Watier Portfolio Corrector Wheel.
Do you wear powder to set your liquid foundation or concealer? Yes, I change them up a lot too.
Are you warm-toned or cool toned? More so cool toned.
Do you wash your face daily? Twice a day.
Do you exfoliate when needed? At least once a week.
What is your favorite moisturizer? One by Nivea, I don't remember the name.
Do you prefer shimmer finish or matte finish? Matte?

One’s that aren’t categorized:

What is your favorite part on your makeup routine? Eyes, for sure.
What do you bring in your makeup travel bag? Waaaay too much. Several different mascaras, eyeshadows, lipsticks, foundations.. everything. I always over pack when it comes to makeup.
Who is your biggest inspiration makeup wise? Anything really, I just get ideas then I try and recreate them.
What are your favorite makeup brushes? Quo, a few MAC, and one Sigma.
What is your favorite palette? URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE. One word- Amazing.
What is your your favorite makeup brand overall? I love Revlon for drug store, and NARS for high end.
What is your one product you can not live without? Nars Sheer Glow Foundation.
What is your favorite makeup look? I love doing a pinup look- SO simple, but so sexy.
When did you start using makeup? Probably when I was about 14 or 15.
Your everyday makeup routine? Wash, moisturize, prime, correct, foundation, conceal, powder, eyeshadow, liner, mascara, brows, contour, blush, highlight, lips.
What is your favorite makeup remover? Kiko... too bad it's only in Italy..
How often do you wear makeup? If not everyday, then every other day.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Autumn Day & Night Makeup Looks

As you can probably tell already these photo's were taken straight off of my youtube page, I honestly forgot to take pictures of my makeup both days, & I wanted to show you the looks... so this was the best way to do it! The "Day" Fall makeup look is pretty much the 2011 fall trend, light neutral eyes and a burgundy, or dark lip. I changed it up just a little bit just so it would be a little more fun. I added a blue mascara instead of a black so the eyes would stand out more, and to highlight the lip I added the gold from my MUFE Flash Palette, which definitely matches the eyes. For the "Night" look I wanted to stick to the basic colours from the fall makeup trend but spice it up a bit and make it more metallic. I used golds, blacks, and silver. Yes, I mixed silver and gold together and made it work. I think that you can mix those colours together, as long as you do it with little of one colour, and more of another one. For the lips, I wanted all of the focus to be on the eyes, so I wanted to make my lips very nude, you don't have to use a nude colour on the lips for this look, you could use pretty much any light lip colour, but nothing too heavy.

Day Products:
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
UD Naked Palette- Half Baked, Virgin, Buck
UD Ammo Palette- Maui Waui
Dior Eyeshadow Set- Sky Glow; I used the coppery gold colour.
MAC Vanilla E/S
Gosh's Kohl Liner- White
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Colour Mascara- Sapphire.

MAC's Her Own Devices Beauty Powder- VV Collection

Lips: Mehron's Day L.I.P Palette- Fiesta
MUFE Flash Palette- Gold

Night Products:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
UD Naked Palette- Virgin, Half Baked, Gun Metal, Creep.
Milani Liquif'Eye Metallic E/L- Silver
MAC E/S- Idol Eyes
Lise Watier Encre Noir E/L
Benefit Bad Gal Lash

Cover FX; Matte FX Powder- Medium
MAC's Briar Rose Beauty Powder- VV Collection

OCC Lip Tar- Tone? I'm not to sure of the exact name.
MAC Lip Glass- Mouthwatering.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dior Makeup

I know in the beauty world we have all seen this makeup look before at least one time-it's from a dior runway show.. but I'm not too sure what year it was done. I have a picture folder on my computer filled with makeup inspiration photos, and photo's of makeup looks that I want to try out, so finally after several months of having that folder, I opened it up two nights ago and grabbed a bunch of makeup and recreated the look. I don't mind the way it turned out, I know I can do better then that but for now I'll leave it at that. Let me know what you think of the look, it's super easy & if you want to see a tutorial on the look then feel free to ask. I obviously don't have all of the products that they used, but I tried to just use what I had. I didn't have any lashes close to the ones that the models had on so in the photo I'm wearing THREE pairs of falsies (my eyes were so heavy LOL)!

-ashgammon xo

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fly- Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Inspired Makeup

Once I saw the makeup that Nicki Minaj had on in her and Rihanna's most recent music video I fell in love. This was the first makeup tutorial I have done that I re-created from a music video. I loved all the makeup in the video, but my all time favourite look out of all of them was the one Nicki Minaj was wearing in the beginning, with the glitter on her eyelid, bottom lashline then a warm slightly defined crease, & a baby pink lip. It was just stunning!

The products that were used were:

Face: Lise Watier Portfolio Corrector Wheel
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation- Siberia
Cover FX Foundation in E0
Cover FX Nourishing Primer
Cover FX Light Setting Powder
MAC Angel Blush

Eyes: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadows in - Naked, Buck and Virgin
NYX Yellow Eyeliner
Lise Watier Glitter Eyeliner- Sunshine
NYX Glitter- Apple
No Name Silver Glitter
Lise Watier Encre Noire Eyeliner
ELF Dramatic Lashes

Lips: Mehron Cotton Candy Lipstick- From Day Palette

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Birthday Outfit- Idea 1

Hello, so this is my first birthday outfit idea, I wanted a pump that is really going to stand out, so why not do a red? They are 80$ at Aldo (made of synthetic material!). & I just love Guess, so I wanted to see what dresses they had there, and to my own surprise this one was only 100$. I love dresses and shirts with a looser fit on top, and I just love the way it looks overall!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pink & Brown Cut Crease; Products Used.

Hey guys, this is my most recent makeup look that I did, I will have the link for the youtube video below, but I just wanted to write down the products that I used. I know I mentioned them in the beginning of the video but I think it helps to see them written down so you don't miss anything!

Face: Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer
NARS Sheer Glow- Siberia
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC15
Urban Decay "Naked E/S" & MAC Copperplate for contouring
Oasis blush by NARS

Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Eyeshadow Base- White
NYX E/S- White
Naked Cosmetics Pigment- BW-03
OCC Pigment- Glisten
Elizabeth Arden E/S- Smoke
Urban Decay Concealer in CIA
Urban Decay Zero Eyeliner
MAC Fluidline- Blacktrack
Lise Watier Encre Noire Eyeliner
Estee Lauder Magnascopic Mascara
ELF Natural Lashes
Lise Watier Glitter Eyeliner- Sunshine

Lips: MAC Creme D'Nude Lipstick
Estee Lauder Lipgloss- Golden Goddess

Business Cards- Zazzle

These are my business cards from Zazzle. I am absolutely in love with them, I had a different set before but I had errors on them, so I went back to Zazzle and I found these which I think are a lot more professional looking. They were really cheap, so if you're in the neighborhood looking for business cards check out they are great online company with great customer service. When I run out of these I will definitely be repurchasing from them!


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! I will be posted all things beauty related on here, from makeup inspiration, makeup looks that I have done, tutorials and products that I use, reviews on products I've tried to just random makeup chat in general. A little bit of information about myself; I'm 18 (I'll be 19 in 11 days) I do freelance work, I specialize in bridal makeup, other special event makeup and makeup lessons. I only use brands that do not test on animals. I have taught myself everything that I know, but with that said I will also be going to an amazing makeup school early 2012 called SOMA- School of Makeup Art. I have two dreams, and they are too one day own my own makeup line and to work for NARS Cosmetics. I hope you enjoy my blog!