23 November 2014

The one with the gift guide for beauty lovers.

I just uploaded this year's Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers. I love putting these videos together, and I hope you found it helpful. As I mentioned in the video, a few of the brands very generously sent me products so that I could help one person with their Christmas shopping. One subscriber will win -

  • One month subscription to Petit Vour
  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
  • Leahlani Skincare Pikake Body Butter
  • Paula's Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster
  • Paula's Choice PC4Men Kit
  • Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix
The only mandatory entry is that you are subscribed to my channel, but you can get extra entries if you follow my social media accounts. If you are under eighteen you need to have a guardian's permission to enter.

Thanks for watching & good luck! : )

05 November 2014

The one with the family pictures and the goats.

jer & ash

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Lorac Mega Pro Revlon Becca

In October we had family pictures taken with Jer's family so I thought I'd share my makeup look from that day - just a basic look using some warm, fall-appropriate shades. : )

Family Picture Makeup Look
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup in Ivory
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla 
  • NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • Brow Routine
  • RMS "Un" Powder
  • Becca Mineral Blush in Songbird
  • LORAC Mega Pro Palette (Sand, Sepia, Cream, & Espresso)
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara (va va voom lashes!)
  • Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Perfect Spice and La Creme Lipstick in Pink Chocolate
On a non-makeup related note, my in-laws just got two new pygmy goats. How cute are they?

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Lapato Family Pictures 54
29 October 2014

The one with the Josie Maran giveaway.

Josie Maran Winter Dreams Kit

Josie Maran Winter Dreams

To celebrate my YouTube channel's 3rd birthday I'm hosting an international giveaway! Three people will be getting the Josie Maran Winter Dreams Argan Color Collection. Use the giveaway widget below to enter. The only mandatory entry is that you are subscribed to my channel, but you can get extra entries if you follow my social media accounts. If you are under eighteen you need to have a guardian's permission to enter.

Thank you so much for supporting me and making this hobby so much fun! : ) Good luck!

06 October 2014

The one with the Nuciya Green Beauty Starter Kit + giveaway.


Green Beauty Starter Kit

Nuciya Napoleon Dynamite

I'm very excited to be sharing the Nuciya Green Beauty Starter Kit today! It's a fantastic idea if you are just beginning to research natural beauty products, and Nuciya is kind enough to be hosting an international giveaway. There will be five separate winners who will get -

  • A copy of No More Dirty Looks
  • Natural beauty samples (a selection chosen at random)
  • A savings voucher
There is only one rule to enter - you must like Nuciya's Facebook page. I included a couple other ways to get entries, but they aren't mandatory. If you are under eighteen you need to have a guardian's permission to enter. Good luck!! 

25 September 2014

The one with my evening skincare routine.

Evening Skincare Routine

Evening Skincare Routine Products

Enhance Face Oil

Today I'm sharing my evening skincare routine. While makeup is fun to apply, it feels so good to wash it off at the end of a long day. : ) And here are my last two skincare videos in case you missed them - 

I also use and love the Paula's Choice Resist Weekly Retexturizing Foam, but it's currently undergoing a reformulation. I want to try the reformulation before I recommend the foam to anyone.
Step 1: Remove Makeup
  • Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover
  • Acure Organics Facial Cleansing Creme
  • Andalou Naturals Lash + Lid Make-Up Remover
Step 2: Exfoliate
  • Paula's Choice Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2%
  • BHA Paula's Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA (once a week)
Step 3: Moisturize
  • Organic Bath Co. Enhance Face Oil (sent to me by Organic Bath Co.)
  • Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum (I alternate between these two)
  • Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin E Eye Balm
  • Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator
Where I Buy:
  • One Love Organics: Eco Diva
  • Andalou Naturals: I purchase mine from a local health food store, but you can get them online at Vitacost (same with Acure products)
  • Paula's Choice: Paula's Choice
  • Organic Bath Co.: Organic Bath Co. (you can use code ASHLEYTIA for 20% off your order)
29 August 2014

The one with my morning skincare routine.

Morning Skincare Routine makeupTIA

AM Skincare Routine 2

AM Skincare Routine 3

AM Skincare Routine 1

This week's video is all about my morning skincare routine. I show you the natural products I've recently fallen in love with, the items from Paula's Choice I rely on to help combat my acne, and a very cool tip I learned from an Acure representative regarding facial oils and toner. I spent some extra time filming and editing this one - hope you enjoy it and find it useful. : )
12 August 2014

The one with the Nuciya package.

Nuciya Collage

I received the most beautiful package last night from Nuciya, a new online retailer that carries natural and organic beauty products. It was created by fellow beauty lover and blogger, Amber Karlson. They are based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and offer very fair shipping rates (free shipping on orders over $65 for US/Canada and and on international orders over $100). Nuciya carries a lot of fantastic brands including Mun, 100% Pure, Blissoma, Laurel Skin, and Sappho Organics.

Amber was kind enough to let me pick out a couple products. Here's what I chose -

  • Karen Murrell Lipstick in Violet Mousse: I first heard about this brand on one of my favorite blogs, Genuine Glow. There are a lot of pretty Karen Murrell shades to chose from, but when I read that Violet Mousse was created to be the "little black dress" of lipsticks, I knew I was going to try it. From the swatch above, you can see it's a very natural color. It helps to give my complexion a little life while remaining very natural.
  • Sappho Organics Liquid Foundation in Leisha: I am so excited about this foundation! Sappho is a brand I've been interested in (their eyeshadows look gorgeous as well!), but it's hard to buy foundations without swatching in-store. Luckily, Amber helped me determine Leisha would be a good match for me. As soon as I opened the package, I put a bit of the foundation on my cheek and neck - I think it will be perfect.

I am so excited for Amber, and wish her and Nuciya all the best. I'll start wearing the products, and I'm sure you will see them in a future video.
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