Tuesday, November 13, 2012

1a. Beginning of the Bucketlist- What You Do

I originally started this blog to do beauty tutorials and to showcase different things about style, fashion, makeup, and etc.
But I've found that I'm just not particularly good at taking the time to do this kind of thing just for the sake of doing it to put online (if that makes sense!).
So I've decided I'm revamping this whole blog. It will basically be the same stuff (no tutorials unless a camera happens to be rolling while I'm doing makeup or something or I get a request)
But I've decided I'm going to just update you guys on my life.
That sounds so conceited, but I think this is kind of what I need to kick myself in the pants and realize that I don't want to wake up one day and realize I've never done anything.
And hey! Maybe you guys can help me along the way! Or join in if you like these same things!
Among other miscellaneous things, I'll be updating you on my bucket list and hopefully I can get most of these filled out.
Wish me luck! :)

2. Go to California
3. Live in New York
4. Get extensions (I have this weird complex. I'll explain in another post!)
5. Be in a music video
6. Model (legit)
7. Go with a friend through Europe
8. Stay on a Native American Reservation
9. Do something that wouldn't normally be done spontaneously (also will be explained)
10. Give out Free Hugs
11. Get a picture with a celebrity
12. Fix my bottom teeth
13. Visit the Playboy Mansion
14. Go on a food trip! (will be explained)
15. Actually start my Bread Pudding Diaries (...also needs explaining)
16. Meet someone through this blog to do some of these with!
17. Attend a party as big as Project X
18. Get a picture kissing a guy celebrity on the cheek (PLEASE, DRAKE. OR RYAN GOSLING.)
19. Be an extra (in anything)
20. Bring awareness to at least one social issue
21. Ski/snowboard
22. Climb a mountain
23. Get straight A's at least ONE semester before my college career is over.
24. Eat at a 5 star restaurant
25. Meet the President (whoever it is at the time. Or Obama and Bush. They seem cool)
26. Get an actual really cool part time job (like being a club promoter or something)
27. Visit Chicago
28. Meet Wendy Williams
29. Have someone agree to let me try online beauty consulting! (I know I'd be good at it!)
30. Have someone say I changed their life
31. Have my life changed
32. Party on a rooftop
33. See the Northern Lights
34. Meet a fashion/style icon and interview them.
25. Watch the sun set (or rise) somewhere where the sun would look massive (like in the movies)
26. Stay in one of those cool hotels you see on Pinterest (like the under water one)
27. Visit the Japanese Tunnel of Fireflies
28. Save up $500,000 just because (1 mil was a little ambitious)
29. Take a great, classic photo
30. Just buy a ticket, get on a plane, and go somewhere
31. Be Painted!
32. Mud wrestle
33. Splurge on something super expensive
34. Stop apologizing for everything! (bad habit!)
35. Establish some sort of exercise routine

The list will definitely grow and shrink as I think of more things and cross things off. <3

Now, my ultimate goal is to end up on television as a host (Broadcast journalism major problems), so I left off things like "be on tv" and things like that, but they're an aspiration as well. Just not something I want to put on my silly bucket list because I'm serious about them.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Everyone! I'm starting up my online beauty consulting today! I'm very excited to get this started. At first I was just going to do online makeup consulting, but in my everyday life at home, I'm always giving people advice and recommendations on types of makeup, hair, and clothes styles and so far I have yet to dissappoint. So I thought- Why not give it a try online? I love giving any kinds of advice, but I feel like fashion is definitely a forte and a passion of mine.

My new about me:

I'm Kissa and I'm your free, online beauty consultant!
Ever get bored with your style or don't really have one? I love makeup, fashion, and (of course) bargain hunting.
All you need to do is send me a message, tweet, or a comment with:
1.) How would you describe yourself in 3 words? (they don't have to have anything to do with fashion-- any words you feel describe you!)
2.) How would you describe your style now?
3.) What is your favorite kind of shoe?
4.) (NOT mandatory) as far as makeup and hair suggestions, it's easier to give feedback if you provide a picture of your face as well as a full body (clothed please!!!) picture. If you aren't comfortable sending a picture, I'll need a detailed description of your face type and body type so I cam make appropriate clothing and makeup suggestions.

That's all! Give me a couple hours or days (depending on my schedule) and I'll get back to you with:
1.) A brief description of the type of style I recommend
2.) A list of clothing items that will help start off your new wardrobe (with links to websites where you can buy/see an example of the clothing! [don't worry! I'll try to keep the prices cheap!])
3.) A draw-up/tutorial of the types of makeup that I feel will best accompany the new look (along with links to websites to the types of makeup I suggest)
4.) Finally, a hair suggestion (for everyday, formal, and semi-formal occasions!)

If you love your new look, be sure to get back to me and I'll post a feature of you on my blog showing off your new look!
**Just a side note- I am by no means a professional image consultant! I'm just an online helping hand, and everything I suggest are just that- suggestions. At the end of the day, my passion is making others look at feel beautiful!

That's all for now!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Your Eyebrows. Fix Them.

Just my thoughts about penciling in your eyebrows.

Do you fill in your eyebrows? If so how do you keep them from looking harsh? Do you arch them? Why arch? Why not?

That's all for now!

Last Few Weeks

 Nothing too interesting that I've been doing the past couple weeks... Still figuring out youtube and blogging and running around in circles with work and stuff.

Here's some nail stuff I've done in the past couple of weeks! I know I keep saying expect tutorials, and I promise they're coming! It's just taking me so long because doing them is so easy I forget to do the tutorial as I paint them.
All I have to say about the following nail looks is 1. They were all easy. 2. Tape will be your new best friend when replicating these. (:

Tip: Glitter nail polish is one of the easiest to use when making sharp lines because it's less runny and easier to control! 

These last few looks all used the new color Jaded by Revlon. I've been OBSESSED <3

 Welp, other than that, I visited my grandma this weekend and became a pro at MineSweeper...
ACTUALLY-- come to think of it, I did move out of my old apartment last week! So there's my excuse for the lack of posting. (:

Guess that's all for now!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Galaxy Nails!

My friend wanted a really cool look for her nails and I've seen a really cool "space/galaxy" theme going around lately so I hunted around on Google for some inspiration and this is what we came up with! Super easy and super cute!

I'll make a tutorial if requested otherwise, here are the steps:

You'll need:

-Black Nail Polish
-White nail polish
-Some variation of colors like Blue, Purple, and Yellow (I used gold for the yellow)

1. Use black (Or a DEEP, dark navy blue) as the base colour and paint the entire nail.
2. Using a makeup spong, rip off a tiny piece and dip it into a drop of white polish.
3. Lightly sponge on the white into a line or swirl (should look cloudlike)
4. Take the blue and purple and lightly sponge on either side of the white polish (blending into the white and black)
5. Then take the yellow color and sponge a bit right through the middle of the white.
6. make big and small white dots for stars (i used a bobby pin) around the "nebula" (haha)
7. Finish with a top coat of glitter polish! <3

It sounds way more complicated than it is, but I might do a tutorial, because it looks much easier when you see it step by step (:

We were a little obsessed with the galaxy thing...

That's all for now!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Nail Cheat Sheet #1

Hey guys (or I guess ladies...)

I always love doing cool designs on my nails (as you've probably seen) and people alway have a million questions as to how I did whatever on them, and the first thing people should know is that I am in no way some nail expert.

I'm pretty artistic yes, but the things I do are so simple, when I tell pepole they're like "OH! Why didn't I think of that?"

So, one of the first things I'm going ot show you is a easy way to spice up any nail look that so many people have no idea how to do:

Polka Dots.

Now, some of you might know this trick. I didn't learn it from anywhere, I was just doing my nails and wanted to do dots and wondered what the best way to get them would be. I started out by trying to DRIP polish onto my nails.

Then I bought one of those nail polishes with the looooooong brush tip to try to dot it, better, but still hard to manouver if you're a beginner.

Then I thought about how I get my nails done a lot, so I've seen the little tool they use (like when they make flowers) and it's a little metal stick with a ball on the end.
I didn't want to buy one because that seemed excessive, and then it hit me-- what has the almost exact same shape?

The end of a bobby pin!

Now you know. Here's a video "tutorial" if you still don't get what I'm talking about (:

That's all for now!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Love Talk.

PROMISE I'll get back to makeup soon!

I just had some more advice I thought I'd like to share with you guys. But instead of boring you with typing it, I made a video.

It's just about some good relationship advice I heard. Sorry to dissappoint those waiting for a makeup tutorial!

But I do what I want haha.