Thursday, May 31, 2012

May Beauty & YouTube Channel Favorites!

Hey Loves!


Tomorrow is June 1st! I was on top of my game this month & posted up my May Favorites last night! I have some exciting beauty products to share with you all! Also, please watch 'til the very end when I spotlight some AMAZING YouTube Channels! These people have great videos, & they deserve way more subscribers than they actually have! The video will be embedded below. ENJOY!


I hope you guys enjoyed my favorites for this past month! I also really hope that you guys all check out the amazing channels that I recommended! 

xoxo
Denise Joyce

Friday, May 25, 2012

HOW TO: Repurpose Slatkin & Co. Candles from Bath & Body Works

Hey Loves!


If you love Slatkin & Co. Candles from Bath & Body Works as much as I do, you probably have a bunch of glass jars with candle wax sitting on the bottom. If you're debating to just toss them in the garbage, let me tell you now to "STOP!" Watch the video that I filmed & uploaded yesterday, where I show you how to clean out the glass jars, & give you ideas on how to repurpose the jars. Hopefully, you guys will find this video helpful & informative. ENJOY!



Let me know if you guys try this out, & what you guys plan to use the new clean jar for! 

xoxo 
Denise Joyce

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May is Contest Month!

Hey Loves!


If you haven't noticed already, my last two videos have been contest entries. I re-created one of DulceCandy87's videos for her 600K+ Subscriber Contest, & I created a Summer Fashion video for the Summer Collab Contest/Giveaway. Like you guys have been entering my One Year on YouTube Giveaway, I've been working hard to enter contests to win some fun prizes as well. I will link my two latest videos below for you guys. Let me know what you guys think! ^_^





Remember to keep entering my current One Year on YouTube giveaway! You can still enter ONCE per day until 12AM PST June 1st! Good Luck to you all!





xoxo
Denise Joyce

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nicki Minaj Inspired Tutorial

Hey Loves!


I created this Nicki Minaj Inspired look with Bronze Lids & Aqua Lined Eyes paired with Hot Pink Lips! As many of you already know, I'm obsessed with Nicki Minaj & I'm a huge fan of hers. I think she is absolutely gorgeous & inspiring. Flipping through a Billboard magazine that I received in the mail, I found this stunning picture of her. I decided to recreate the look using my Sedona Lace 88 Ultra Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette. I will link the video below for you guys! ENJOY!



xoxo
Denise Joyce

Friday, May 18, 2012

Golden Summer Gaze Makeup Tutorial

Hey Loves!


I created this Wearable Neutral Makeup Look that is PERFECT for Summer! I just posted it up to my YouTube Channel, so I will leave the video below for you all to check out! 



Hopefully, you guys enjoy the tutorial. Let me know what you guys think, & if you plan on trying it out yourself!

xoxo
Denise Joyce

Monday, May 14, 2012

DIY Ombre Hair Tutorial

Hey Loves!

I recently posted up my Two Part DIY Ombre Hair Tutorial on my YouTube channel. This tutorial was inspired by Lauren Conrad's May Cover of Glamour magazine. She had deeper roots near the crown area of her head with subtle highlights, with her hair gradually lightening in a dark to light gradient down & away from her face. I love the look of ombre hair for summer, so I decided to save myself some money & show you guys how I did it myself at home for a lot less than it would cost at a salon.

Part one shows how I used a Revlon Frost & Glow Highlighting Kit to apply highlights & do an ombre gradient on the tips of my hair. Part Two shows you how I used Revlon Color Silk in Ultra Light Ash Blonde to get rid of brassiness, applied Revlon Color Silk in Dark Mahogany Brown to my roots, & my personal tips on maintaining the overall hair color. 




I think this hair is perfect for summer! It's very low-maintenance & gives your hair a beautiful sun-kissed look. Let me know what you guys think! Will you be trying out ombre hair for the summer?

xoxo
Denise Joyce

Friday, May 11, 2012

May's BIRCHBOX: Gossip Girl Inspired!


Hey Loves!

Back in January, I mentioned in my Birthday Haul video that my best friend, Brittany, gave me a 3-month Subscription to BirchBox. For those of you who aren't familiar with BirchBox, it is a monthly subscription service that sends you luxe beauty samples every month, fun & neatly packaged in a cute box, for only $10/month. My gifted subscription to BirchBox ended in March, but I quickly signed-up to renew my subscription so I don't miss out on any boxes! Getting my BirchBox in the mail each month is like a mini Christmas! haha I love coming home to a bright pink package on my doorstep. I can't possibly wait to open it up & check out all the goodies inside that await me!

I have this month's box pictured above. This month's box was inspired by Gossip Girl. If you guys don't know already, I am OBSESSED with Gossip Girl. It is my favorite TV show! You will find my glued to my Television set every Monday Night from 8-9PM. haha I LOVED this month's box, so I knew that I had to share it with you guys. I know that there are a vast number of Beauty Guru's who do BirchBox videos each month, which is why I've never shared my BirchBox(s) with my subscribers. But I loved this box too much to not give it the attention it deserves. Instead of filming a BirchBox video, like I know tons of gurus will do, I've decided that from now on I will do a monthly Blog post dedication to the current month's BirchBox. This way, if any of you really want to check out what I got, you can just head over & read about it on my blog, rather than do the same video as everyone else will pretty much do month after month. It'll give you guys the option to see or not to see. haha

Without further ado... I'll get right to this month's box!


Each box contains a note card explaining the current month's box. I will include pictures of each item and list the product information that is listed on the back of the card. 



Arquiste - Flor y Canto
"A fresh blend of sweet blossoms, this white floral scent takes inspiration from an Aztec festival circa 1400."
Fullsize, $165



Caudalie - Hand and Nail Cream
"Nothing sets off a glossy new mani like super-soft skin, and this French brand's antioxidant cream definitely delivers."
Full-size, $19



FusionBeauty - LipFusion Balm
"This moisturizing balm has a gentle (read: no stinging) plumping formula and goes on super smooth."
Full-size, $22



Ojon - damage reverse Restorative Conditioner
"Repair stressed strands with this aromatic hair treatment-exotic ojon and monoi oils work together to smooth and hydrate hair."
Full-size, $25


BIRCHBOX EXTRA


Notecards
"Text messages are no match for handwritten notes on fun, modern stationery."
Set of 12, $10

So needless to say, I LOVED this month's BirchBox. I know that a lot of other Beauty guru's have cancelled their BirchBox subscriptions, because they don't like what they've been getting in their boxes. But I find that the longer your subscription lasts, the more BirchBox learns about you and your Beauty preferences. My boxes just keep getting better and better! 

If you'd like to check out BirchBox for yourself, click HERE. You'll find all the info you need to learn more about BirchBox!

xoxo
Denise Joyce 










Today's Video: UPDATES

Hey Loves!


I posted up a video earlier today to update you guys on what I've been up to lately. I do want to quickly apologize for the lack of videos this past week. I've been feeling under the weather since last Friday, so I haven't had much time to film & edit. But without further a do be sure to check out today's video for some exciting updates!



xoxo
Denise Joyce