Simple Unicorn Look - Happy Halloween!

I don't think I've ever posted twice in one day, but today was a roller coaster over here in Kellyland zip code 0616 and a second post is absolutely required right now! If you're wondering what the hell I'm referring to, my post this morning was an explosion of major FAIL and for a moment I wanted to give up on this YouTube thing already. If you're curious about those dramatics, feel free to click below.



Now on to the good news! Fellow blogger Jenn @ Hello Rigby gave me a link that saved the day. A link that a simple Google search on my part could have prevented those dramatics from ever occurring. But I'm dramatic not logical and I didn't Google anything, I just cried and walked away.  




So before we get on to the main event, let's touch on a few details... As stated in all my other posts lately, we know that my camera is not great for this whole journey I'm on now. Having said that, since it constantly stops, has to recharge and has to cool down, you will notice some small changes in the video. While waiting for it to recharge and cool down, the daylight shifted and changed some of the lighting and my makeup started to wear off. Sad face. Also cut from the video are a few steps of the makeup application because it stopped recording. I left out showing most of the products in this video to save time on all the nonsense the camera brings to my life. But don't worry, EVERYTHING is listed below!  







Am I the only one that has never used one of those color hairsprays before? I was terrified, I had no idea what it was gonna do or how it was gonna spray! Hahaha. I was scared to take my hair down and spray it all over, even though it would have mixed better with the rainbow hair since that was lacking...


Side note: if I were to do this again, I would bring the purple down more and blend into the brows. I didn't realize how crappy the gold was going to turn out. If you have any pigment shadows, I highly suggest using those instead of this cheap glitter. I had ordered some but they hadn't arrived yet. Another suggestion would be the foil glitter by Martha Stewart. I almost bought them but put them back. I live a life of regret ;) 


PRODUCTS USED IN THIS VIDEO

FACE:
Ben Nye - white cream http://goo.gl/jNqfDZ
Milani - Bella Violet http://goo.gl/ADuvcB
Morphe - #46 (blue) 
MAC - Tease N' Teal (green - out of a palette from like 7 years ago)
MAC - Amber Lights (gold - not filmed) http://goo.gl/o9Hvdt
Be A Bombshell Cosmetics blush - Beach Please pink (not filmed)
Makeup Geek - Sensuous (darker purple shimmer)  http://goo.gl/xIyx3B
Makeup Geek - Mermaid (shimmer on blue) http://goo.gl/QUJqlT
Makeup Geek - Sea Mist (shimmer on green) http://goo.gl/QImEEQ
Sticker gems from Michaels 
Cheap glitter from Michaels applied with lash glue (I recommend something much better quality!) 


BROWS:
NYX - jumbo pencil in Milk http://goo.gl/N6zrSW
NYX - eye liner in Purple 
Milani - Bella Violet http://goo.gl/ADuvcB
Urban Decay - Heavy Metal glitter liner in Distortion http://goo.gl/8jgiC5


EYES:
Morphe - #68 dark pink
Makeup Geek - Razzleberry (with MAC Fix+) http://goo.gl/DgFqyA
Makeup Geek - Shimma Shimma (inner corner and brow bone - not filmed) http://goo.gl/FWa7Ne
Starlooks eye liner - Topaz (silver)
Jordana Color Envy liquid liner - Paradise Beauty blue
Urban Decay - Heavy Metal glitter liner in Distortion http://goo.gl/8jgiC5


LASHES:
Eyemimo - #CLR06 pink/purple
Ardell Spiky #389 http://goo.gl/uUWBPG
Urban Decay - Heavy Metal glitter liner in Distortion



LIPS: (not filmed)
MAC - Lickable - pink http://goo.gl/9D7lb8
NYC - Mahogany - dark purple 
Revlon Super Lustrous gloss - Snow Pink 


NECK/CHEST:
Ben Nye - white cream
Makeup Geek - Sensuous, Razzleberry, Shimma Shimma
Sticker Pearls from Michaels
Cheap glitter from Michaels applied with lash glue (I recommend something much better quality!) 
Ben Nye - liquid latex and blood 


HAIR:
White spray from the halloween store
Unicorn headband hair thingy with not enough hair - halloween store


Thank you so so much for watching, your support is everything to me! I appreciate you so much! 

Don't forget.... the GIANT 3 WINNER GIVEAWAY ends in just a couple of days! You can enter to win here: Launch Celebration Giveaway 




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Hashtag FAIL

I'm so multi-emotional about this that I don't even know where to begin and I tend to ramble and I'd like to keep this as short and simple as possible. Whenever I say that, it turns into the longest post ever. But here goes....





I debated with myself on doing a Halloween look for my channel, then I debated on what I would do. I played with some things and posted them on Instagram [here here and here] but then decided on doing something colorful and pretty... a mermaid. But my poor planning skills killed that idea when I went to the store twice for fishnets (to make scales) and forgot to get them, twice. I then decided on a unicorn, same color concepts but less of an effect and that's ok, something simple. I played with that look twice before I sat down in front of the camera to start, it was then I decided to take the look a different way than what I had thought, and ended up not happy with it but I went with it and this is not even a little bit the point of the story. I'm just building you up I guess. 

So as you may or may not know, the camera I currently own is incredibly incompetent when it comes to filming. It shuts off, it drains the battery, it over heats, it doesn't auto focus well enough, it's a goddamn nightmare. But I go with it. So this past weekend with this unicorn look and this camera, it took me about 5 hours to film. I had to keep stopping to let the camera cool down, had to stop and let the battery recharge, etc. (Which made my lighting change and my makeup to start wearing down but whatevs). Moral of this part of the story is that A LOT of time and frustration went into just the filming part of this Halloween look. 

But then it was time for the fun part... EDITING! I love the editing part so much. When I got out of work yesterday, I couldn't wait to start editing it. And it was perfect! Besides all the clips I had to cut out because of camera issues, I managed to put together a video that I was very happy with. I finished at around 10:30 last night and I was SO EXCITED to upload it to YouTube! And then..... 



So I thought....
"oh ok it needs me to take the SD card out. That's fine, I didn't even know it was still in there"




AND THEN EVERYTHING FUCKING VANISHED.


Something was wrong. It wouldn't let me save it out of iMovie, at all. I made sure all the clips were imported off the SD card, but 90% of the clips were missing when I took the SD card out of the computer. WHAT?! How is some of the video still there but some of it's not? Some at the beginning, some at the end, some in the middle, it made no sense! And no matter what I did, it wouldn't take. I tried and tried, I started to panic, I started to get mad, I needed to focus and figure this out and I focused but there was nothing I could do. Something was wrong and there was nothing I could do. It was ruined. The whole video was ruined. 

I cried. 

In that moment, I felt really set back. I felt set back to miserable "everything bad happens to me" Kelly and I cried. I worked so hard on it. I was so excited about it. I'm trying not to cry as I type this. It's just not fair because really, every time I try hard for something, every time I think I'm moving forward with my happiness, every time I try to just do something for ME, something goes wrong. It's literally the story of my life. 

Losing this video is just so incredibly deflating. I'm having thoughts of just not even bothering to move on with YouTube now. Because honestly, this is not easy. I have a full time job and a life to live outside of that, I started to do YouTube to help with my stresses and anxiety and to give myself a hobby, something fun that I could enjoy. But so far, it's been a nightmare. The first video did the same as this with filming, the camera is just UGH. And the second video, the GIVEAWAY, I was completely out of focus the whole time and had no idea because ... this camera UGH. And now everything that went on with this third video. Like really? Really? I started this to help my moods, not to add to the problem! 

I have my eye on the camera I want that won't give me these stresses but I can't afford it right now, but it will be the next big purchase we make. Because as much as I want to give up right now, I'm not going to. All this bullshit aside, I really love doing this. I have a list of over 30 videos to do. I'm not stopping now. But with a new camera, how can I know that the above issue in iMovie won't happen again? I don't even know what's wrong so I don't know how to avoid it in the future. Does anyone have any idea???


As for this unicorn video, although I can't upload it directly to YouTube or save it as a file at all.... it does play in iMovie. The only thing I can think of as a way to still get this video shown, is to film it playing in iMovie. How low class is that? Ha! But I just really don't want this to go to waste. I was way too excited about it. What do you think? Should I do that or just brush this one off my shoulder and pretend it never existed? 


Quite honestly, I think Apple did it. While I was editing, the OS X updated and that's the only thing I can think of that would have done this. That makes no sense to me either but I just have no idea. All I know is that the video will never be on YouTube as intended and there isn't a shot in hell that I have time (or would even want) to film this all over again. 


So do I upload a "video of the video"? Or nah? 



xo.


BIG Giveaway!




Hello beautiful friends!  If you have been following along, you know I've been hinting at a big giveaway. If you're just arriving here, well, THERE IS A BIG GIVEAWAY! :) 

In celebration of starting my YouTube channel kellylouise616 I put together a 3 winner giveaway for YOU! Check out the video to see what you could win!





A classmate in 7th grade once said to me, "you talk without your mouth moving." Here we are 20 years later and I can kinda see what he meant. I'm weird.  Too bad no one was around to tell me what a hot mess my hair was or that I was completely out of focus the entire time :(  It's really time to get a camera that works for all this filming, mine just isn't cutting it. SORRY that it's blurry! Forgive me? 


Products used in this video:
UD Vice 3 - Downfall, Lucky, Reign, Alchemy, Sonic, Last Sin, Bobby Dazzle
NYX Eyebrow Cake
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
CoverGirl Perfect Blend basic black pencil
Rimmel Lash Accelerator
Wet N Wild Mega Liquid Liner
Adell lashes in Wispies
Too Faced Primed and Poreless
Estee Lauder Double Wear and L'oreal True Match mixed together
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circles concealer
NYX Set It & Don't Fret It matte finishing powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit - contour and under eye setting
Maybelline Master i-Light blush in Mauve
Gerard Cosmetics lipstick in 1995
NYX Butter Gloss - Tiramisu
Skindinavia Bridal Setting Spray

Shirt - Target
Necklace and earrings - Shop Miss Chic from Love, Yellow




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This giveaway will end on November 1st, 2014 and winners will be announced on November 3rd, 2014. 
There are only 2 rules: 
1) Subscribe to my channel
2) No spam accounts. Let's keep it fair and simple! 










Thank you so so much to any of you that are subscribing, following, SHARING, etc... it means the world to me! I am so thrilled about this new journey! 

xo


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Foods You Thought Were Healthy

This is something that I have been wanting to post for awhile. It's been collecting dust in my drafts and today I decided to ditch the laziness and just get it out there. Maybe because I'm so sick of scrolling through Instagram and seeing all these bullshit "health" posts. I'm not gonna get on a soapbox here and I'm not gonna touch on all the controversial food topics in America. I'm just here today to share a few food items that are masked as healthy but are loaded with crap. Truly, this list is endless, but no one wants to be here all day so I'll just throw a few at you. 




Peanut/Almond Butter
A great source of protein and an energy boost, but you should turn that jar around. Do you see 2368290 words in the ingredients list? Dump it in the trash! Peanut butter (and all nut butters) should not have or need that many additives. Drop a bunch of peanuts in a food processor and leave it going for about 10 minutes and guess what you have? REAL peanut butter and it's scrumptious. I've done this with almonds before and it's amazing. And if you really wanna just buy the stuff, go raw. Look for the Raw nut butters and check the back just to make sure they ain't lying!


Wheat Bread
Did you ever decide "hey white bread is bad, I guess I'll just eat wheat bread instead!" I did. And I did it for years. Until I stopped reading calories and fiber and started reading ingredients. Guess what was one of the first things listed? High Fructose Corn Syrup!!!! I started picking up every brand in the bread aisle and kept seeing the same 4 words, High Fructose Corn Syrup High Fructose Corn Syrup High Fructose Corn Syrup. I could not believe it. My first thought was "no wonder this is so delicious!" And then I thought "oh my god this is disgusting, I can't believe I had no idea, I can't believe I've spent years eating fraudulent wheat bread!"  It has become more common to see "no high fructose corn syrup" right on the front of a lot of breads these days. But I've switched over to sprouted grain breads like Ezekiel anyways and I'm never turning back. 


Granola Bars
Sugar, sugar, sugar. High fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated fat, and some have MSG! I think granola bars anger me the most. A lot people think it's a great on the go healthy grab, but most of them are a big giant lie. Next time you're in a supermarket and reaching for those Quaker bars, do yourself a favor and just take a little look at the back. Drop them on the floor and run. 


You don't have to hit up Whole Foods to find the good stuff, most supermarkets are now carrying a lot of the truly healthy snacks. All you have to do - and I can't stress this enough - is simply read the ingredients and find out what they are. Google is at our fingertips at all times! For example, have you seen carrageenan in an ingredient list before? Did you switch to using almond milk because you thought it was a healthy choice? Sometimes it is - depending on the brand, but carrageenan is in some of the most popular brands. Wanna know what it is and what it does? 

“food-grade carrageenan causes gastrointestinal inflammation and higher rates of intestinal lesions, ulcerations, and even malignant tumors” -FoodBabe

I used to use Almond Breeze until a friend told me about this ingredient and I Googled it. And it's not just in some brands of almond milk, it's in other products too. Including some infant formulas and pet foods.  Yes, your human babies and fur babies could be ingesting this garbage! 

The best advice I can offer to anyone who is starting out on a health and fitness journey is simple. Read your labels and do your own research. Don't be fooled by "healthy" labels. 

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Now that I'm done with my little rant... in case you missed that I spelled my own name wrong, yea that happened. The proof is HERE. I'm still pimping myself out that I started a YouTube channel *clears throat* - another one since the whole name spelling situation and all. If you were kind enough to subscribe to the original one, please pretend like that never happened and come subscribe over here instead https://www.youtube.com/user/kellylouise616/videos. It would make my heart smile and it would pump me up for the giveaway that I would like to do in celebration of this new journey! 




xo



Fast Fingers Make Huge Errors

Seriously, this would be something that I would do. Why Kelly? Why?  So as you may know, I recently started a YouTube channel. I wanted a custom URL, of course. But mskellylouise and sixonesix were taken. Jerks. So I went to do mskellylouise616 and accidentally somehow hit submit too soon and ended up with mskellylouse. Do you see that? There is an I missing from Louise. Who doesn't know how to spell their own name? ME!

AND THE WORST PART IS THAT YOU CANNOT CHANGE IT.  Once you pick a URL for Youtube, that's it. No exceptions, it cannot be changed. You have to make a new channel to have a different name. Personally, I think we should get 24 hours to decide if we want to edit our URL. But I don't own Google so my thoughts on this situation don't matter. 





THIS IS WHERE I NEED YOUR HELP

So now I'm faced with this dilemma of do I keep it and look like a dummy for all eternity? Or do I make a brand new channel?  I know I've just started so my following is very very small so making a new channel wouldn't be too awful, but it's still my following. And let's be honest, not everyone moves with you when you move anywhere on the internet. 


If this were you... what would you do?  I'm leaning towards making a whole new one. (*cries*)


Sincerely, 
Kelly Louse

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* EDIT *
I went ahead and made a new channel and I typed very carefully and managed to spell my name right this time. So here we go again... 
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My YouTube Launch!

Aaaahhhhhhhh! Can you hear me screaming?! I am bursting with excitement! There are gonna be so many exclamation points in this post! It's ready it's ready it's ready it's ready! In case you missed it, I recently posted an announcement that I had been holding in so hard that I almost turned into Violet Beauregarde on the verge of explosion. After so many months of preparation, I finally started my own YouTube channel and after hours of hellish filming and hours of surprisingly really fun editing, my first video is ready!!! Seriously though, editing was super fun! I've never loved something so much! This is all so exciting I don't know what to do with my hands! Except, post this..... 







I'm so excited that I have so much to say and nothing to say at all! I just can't believe that I finally did it! Every day when I got home from work, I spent a couple hours editing and even though it was exhausting at times, it was so much fun! I can't wait to get started on the next one! I have so much more practice to do and so much more to learn and I'm just so excited!  Most importantly, I need a camera that fits my needs for this. I apologize for some shots being out of focus and for sometimes not being fully in the shot - the Nikon D3100 does not have auto-focus on video and does not have a flip forward viewfinder. So I basically was just guessing the whole time if I was filming correctly haha. 


In all the excitement of this launch, I will be doing a giveaway! I'm thinking of a beauty product bundle, but let me know what you would like to see for Six One Six giveaways. Speaking of products, here is a list and links of all that was used in this video....


Morphe Shadows - ES68 & ES27
Shadow Shields - Amazon or Makeup Geek
All brushes were SigmaMorphe and Real Techniques



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