What to you use to Edit your videos?
Lately I’ve been using Sony Vegas 9 Platinum Edition
What Hair Dye do you use?:
For my bright colors I use Special Effects brand hair dye. You can find it online. My Pink that you’ve seen is Atomic Pink or Cupcake Pink the purple is a mixture of Pimpin’ Purple and Blue Haired Freak. My reds have been Devilish and Blood Red. My black dye is from Wella I forget what color, but it’s black.
Does your hair get damaged with all of the dying?/Why does your hair look so healthy even though you dye it all the time?
My hair is straight, fine, & smooth/flat by nature, so bounces back from damage faster than most hair types. It is damaged, but not as much as /doesn’t show it as obvious as other hair types. It’s naturally dark-blond so when I bleach it I only leave the bleach on for about 15 minutes. I only re-touch the roots, so I’m not constantly bleaching my hair, and I only re-bleach about every 6-8 weeks. The black is tone-on tone, (level 10 developer) so only minor damage. The pink dye is completely non-damaging, in fact it makes it look healthier/shinier.
What Camera Do you use?
My first camera was a Olympus FE-208, then in April 6, 2009 I got a Canon Powershot SD1100IS Digital ELPH. All videos after Feb 19 2011 will be shot with my Canon Rebel t2i
What Brand of Bleach won’t damage my hair?:
As far as I know there is no such thing as beach or any other type of chemical lightening process with will not damage your hair in some way. The science behind this is too much for a FAQ, but suffice to say, it doesn’t exist. BUT I can tell you that I really like Prism Lites bleach powder with toner(like blue, or violet to minimize brassiness) added. I buy mine at Sally Beauty Supply
Should I use Blue or Violet toned bleach?:
Violet toned bleach neutralizes yellow tones, Blue does the same for orange/brassy tones. If you’re not sure what you need, Mix them!
Are You a makeup artist/Pro Makeup artist?
Yes, I am a makeup artist, though I’m only just starting my career. I haven’t worked in Hollywood, I don’t have 100 weddings under my belt, and I’ve never done a photo shoot (to date). But I work at a makeup store and put makeup on people all day long. I’ve done a few paid jobs for family and friends, that’s it. I don’t feel that makes me less of a makeup artist. A painter that’s never sold a painting is still a painter.
Did you go to school for makeup?
I never went to school for makeup. I’m a self-taught makeup artist, and I learned every thing I know through practice, and Youtube/Specktra/Makeupalley, and trial and error. I have no formal training, and until a few years ago, I was a black eyeliner and-out-the-door kinda gal. In 2005 I discovered MAC, and in 2007 I found makeup tutorials on youtube, and that’s when my journey to being a makeup artist began ^_^. It’s about practice, practice practice. Having an artistic eye, an understanding of color theory and balance doesn’t hurt either. I studied Fashion Design in high school, and went to school for Interior Design for a while. ^_^
How did you get so popular on youtube/any advice for someone starting out blogging/on youutbe?
The best advice I can give is to just be yourself. I did not start doing this with aspirations to become popular at all, so if that is your intention, then you are probably doing it for the wrong reasons. When I started making videos there were A LOT less people doing them, and I really was only doing them for kicks, since most of the people making videos/watching them were fellow makeup junkies. The beauty community has grown/changed a lot in 3 years, and some of it has been good, some of it very, very bad. I’m hardly an over-night success, and I’m nowhere near as popular as some other top-gurus. My advice, is just be yourself, make the best videos you can, and don’t make enemies, LOL
Where Did you get that eyeshadow-palette thing-y?:
I got the 120, 88, and 28 neutral palette all on ebay. These are “brand less” palettes that are mass-produced in China. Please stop telling me I don’t have a “genuine” Coastal Scents Palette. No such thing exists. Coastal Scents simply sticks their name on it. For me (and most people) it’s simply cheaper to get these palettes on ebay. ^_^
What Lipstick/lipgloss/blush were you wearing in this video from a year and a half ago?:
Honestly, if a lot of time has past, I probably don’t remember. Also, on my older videos I used to list products, now I try to do that here on the blog. I’m really sorry that I can’t remember, because I know the feeling!
Can You do a Tutorial for my prom/dance/birthday/wedding/other specific event?:
Unfortunately I receive a lot of requests and I simply cannot do something that is so specific to one person. There’s a million makeup videos on youtube, I’m sure you’ll find one (or 17) that will suit your needs.
Could you please look at my profile, this pic, etc. and tell me what color hair I should dye my hair/what Cut I should do?
While I’m flattered that you’ve come to me for this advice, it’s simply too difficult to really know what would be flattering on someone thought a computer screen. Your best bet, is to gather pictures of what you’d like your hair to be cut like and take it to your stylist. They will be able to come up with something that will suit you!
Are you going to finish the Sailor Moon Series?:
YES! I love this series, and when I’m feeling uninspired it really helps me out. There will be 14 videos in all; Sailor Venus, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Saturn, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, Sailor Pluto, Luna, Artemis, Diana, Tuxedo Mask, Rini/Chibbi Moon, and Sailor Moon.
I can’t afford expensive makeup Brushes, what do you recommend?:
I really think that the Sonia Kashuk line of brushes from Target are great. I especially like the white handled ones for their affordability (1.99-9.99) and durability. They’re soft and many of these are favorites of mine over more expensive brushes. Another great inexpensive option if you’re looking for a kit is Sigma Makeup brushes. They are similar to MAC brushes, but they have their own twist, and are far less expensive. I absolutely adore mine!
I can’t afford MAC Make up. What are some good Inexpensive Bands:
Just Because I use M.A.C or some other high-end brand DOES NOT mean that you have to/need to. There are a lot of cheaper alternatives out there, though M.A.C is my fave brand, so I use it a lot in my videos. If you want to, pay close attention when I describe a color so you can find something to suit you.
NYX (their lipgloss with mega shine PWNS)
Beauty From the Earth
Milani(e/s singles and vanilla scented Lipsticks.)
Urban Decay (as expensive if not more so than MAC, but they have great deals on palettes)
Do you have any tips for girl who wear glasses?
See here’s the thing about that: every one has glasses that are shaped differently, and each person wears glasses on their face differently, so makeup for different styles of glasses will need to vary a lot.
Examples: some one who wears rimless glasses high on the bridge of their nose would require a different look that someone with thick rims who wears them…well anywhere. Also, someone who requires a lot of correction may have glasses that make their eyes look larger or smaller, and even the materials that your lenses are made out of can effect how your makeup goes on. When I wear my glasses I try to go light on the eye makeup, go for a full coverage foundation for a flawless face, and pop with a lip color. I also try to have funky eye wear to compensate for the over all lack of eye makeup.
I have a very old video about makeup for glasses. If I do want to wear funky
makeup, I try to do a pop of colored eyeliner ^_^
Also, It’s your face, and if you feel like rocking a full smoky eye and glasses, go for it!