My Video Review for Julu

*Gasp* Probably the last post of 2009! I can't believe it's gonna be 2010! Are you excited? Nervous? Hopeful? I think I am a bit of all three. I want the next year(s) to be amazing! =) Be safe all and I hope that your celebration is full of happiness and love!

Here is my video for Julu Jewelry. I did it just so my subbies on Youtube could see =) Enjoy! And I'm not wearing any makeup cause I was lazy. But I think I look pretty cute without it  ^_^

Bye guys! See you next year!

Stay Beautiful! <3


Midnight Kiss A New Year's Tutorial

Yay yay yay I finally did it today. I hope you guys like it! And please ignore my weird bangs, I slept on them funny =)


Products Used
Contacts: Geo Angel lenses in Violet
-Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Airbrush Spray foundation
-Smashbox Photofinish Primer
-Smashbox Halo to Go in Fair
-Amazing Cosmetics concealer in light golden
-Smashbox blush highlighter duo Undercover/Soft Lights

-L'oreal H.I.P eye duo in Platinum
-L'oreal H.I.P eye duo in Magnetic
-Lorac e/s in Beige
-Lorac waterproof eye liner
-Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero

-VS Lipstick in Scrumptious
-VS Christian Siriano lipgloss in Sublime


Post Christmas

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! Mine was quiet, not over top and filled with love. I think that is the best way to go =)

I am excited for the New Year! I can't wait for it. This past year had a lot of ups and downs and I really want to start fresh and really focus on things I need to do in order to make life great. Not good. Good is settling, great is when you feel proud of the things you did. =)

I hope all of you go out and do great things! I got a magnet from my beau that quoted "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" Go for it like you can't fail! I'm going to try my hardest to have that mentality.

I will have a pic spam entry soon of all the goodies I got for Christmas, this one is more of just a non cosmetic blurb because we all need a break from makeup (including me!)

Love you all and be safe! <3

Sometimes the best things in life are free!!


More Julu Love

A quick blog about my recent purchases from Steph! This is somewhat picture heavy!

My package came yesterday! Packed with goodies galore!

To those of you following both Stephanie and I, you will have noticed that she recently posted a custom order called Belle's Dream. It was actually based off my blog name Meibelle, by derp derp me thought it was based off of Disney's Beauty and the Beast because of the two colors I had chosen. But I was honored that she thought of me and my blog and also because this piece is gorgeous!!!

So here are some pictures of me with the necklace =) I am wearing the Geo Nudy Lenses in Gray which I think are my favorite ones so far!

I tried to take some model-esque pictures too (though my lipgloss was being all sorts of stupid on me)

I also picked up the Pegasus pendant which was also inspired by Sailor Chibi/Sailor Moon. It's another beautiful piece that she made.

Well I hope you guys enjoyed this post! and also:

May you have everything you wish for and family to warm your heart and soul! The importance of the holiday is the company you keep not the things you get!



Two Quick Videos (non tutorial)

Defying Gravity

Don't worry guys I'll be putting up some new videos this week along with a blog review on some new things that I got recently! For now, be inspired by these lyrics and defy your own gravity. I know I need to defy mine!
Something has changed within me

Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I am defying gravity
And you wont bring me down!

I'm through accepting limits
''cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!

I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you wont bring me down!

I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And never bring me down!
bring me down!
ohh ohhh ohhhh!


My Current Favorite Lip Balms

I am a chapstick/lip balm, lipstick, lipgloss whore. Seriously. I have tons and tons of the stuff. I blame cute packaging, yummy scents, and promises that the product never keeps for my accumulation. Haha. But lately I have been loving these Karma Creatives Lip Balms.

Yeah...I like them enough that I have 5 of them. =) Though I am kinda sad that the cute little Buddha man is not on the Grapefruit and Watermelon flavored ones!! But these little cute balms are all natural and contain no petroleum! From what I have read, petroleum really does nothing moisturizing to the lips, it's used in many lip moisturizers and chapsticks because it creates a protective barrier on the lips that disallows whatever moisture you have on your lips to escape. The barrier also does not allow the wind or cold dry them out.

These balms like I said don't contain petroleum, but beeswax and other natural ingredients. What I love also is that the ingredients also make a sunscreen as well, so you don't have to worry about your lips getting sun damage because there is sunscreen in them! The scents are nice too, though the Cherry Cola and Cream soda don't really smell like Cola or Soda. The taste is...really yummy. I have to refrain myself from licking my lips when I have this on because it tastes so good. I also like the fact that it's moisturizing for my lips and makes them really soft without making it feel like I have a goopy product on my lips. This means no flyaway hair on my lips when it's windy or smearing.

Now being that it's not goopy, with the product in the pot makes it hard to sometimes get the product on your (clean) finger. Sometimes it takes me a good minute to feel that I have put enough on my lips. I also love the tin, but it's not really sanitary at times especially when you don't have sanitizer or time to wash your hands. But I think this does come in stick form now, (without the cute Buddha man though =[ )

I bought the Cherry Cola, Cherry Vanilla, and Cream Soda tins from Beautychoice.com and the Watermelon and Grapefruit from Ricky's NYC. I would have to say that my favorite ones are the Cherry Vanilla and Watermelon. Well, those are the two I have been reaching for the most. I think these are the most fragrant out of the bunch too. Pricing is about 3.00 per, which isn't too bad considering it seems to last forever, I have been using it almost religiously and I have only made a small dent in my watermelon one. I think these will last me a while, so I really recommend these if you are looking for a natural but yummy lip balm.

-Cute packaging
-Lots of product
-Not goopy
-Natural ingredients
-Natural sunscreen
-Not an overpowering smell

-Can be unsanitary for those on the go
-Product can take time to build up
-Doesn't really smell like what it says it smells like (this is only for some)

And because I love Kai Lan! She's my mini me =)


Pictures of Julu Jewelry by Stephanie on me

Ok I am camera whoring a bit...but I love these necklaces! Remember if you want to buy some go HERE and I don't have much makeup on, just tinted moisturizer, some eyeshadow and lipgloss.

This is the Sailor Chibimoon Inspired Necklace

Here is the Crane Necklace with the Rosaline Pearl

See you guys later! And stay warm cause it's (as Krystina would say) Ridonkulously cold out!

Merry Christmas...Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!

I really hope that you guys like my tutorial =) Next tutorial will be a request to do a smokey eye, but I think I might glam it up a bit for New Years! =)

Yup, it's that time of year! Here is my holiday look, I hope you guys like it, sorry for the choppy editing, I'm still working on my iMovie skills!

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Products I used
-Coastal Scents Undercover HD Foundation in ST-04
-Amazing Cosmetics in Light Golden
-Mac Studio Fix Powder in NC40
-Sephora's Blockbuster Palette
-Mac fluidline in Blacktrack
-Prestige eyeliner in black
-Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in Born With It
-Nars lipgloss in Greek Holiday
-Coastal Scents 10 blush palette
-L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black waterproof

Take care! =) I really hope you like my tutorial!

all these products were purchased by me and I do not profit in any way from any company


Love for Julu!

I recently just got my package from Julu Jewelry by Stephanie and I had to share with you all what beautiful jewelry this girl makes, seriously. I have been wanting to buy a Swarovski crystal necklace but I really wanted to pick the right one for me. After finding this cute blog shop through another blog I follow I knew this was the place I would get THAT necklace.

I placed my order about a week ago and got the package yesterday! Super fast shipping ^^ I ripped open my package and was happy to find the goodies I ordered and also some extra ones (edible and non) and also a sweet handwritten note from Stephanie herself

By the way, all the edible goodies are gone...hehe.

Anyway, on to what I got. I picked two necklaces. The first one I knew I was going to get was the Crane necklace. I picked the yellow gold with a rosaline pearl sitting on top. I really loved this necklace because it reminds me of my Lau Lau (grandma). She taught me how to fold a crane out of paper when I was little, so this necklace gives me a bit of nostalgia. Every time I see it I think of her and it really makes me really happy.

The next necklace I got also brings back memories! *Sings* "Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, never running from a real fight...." (Props to anyone who knows the song!) I got the Sailor Chibimoon inspired necklace. This is a silver necklace with a small pink Swarovski heart, a crystal colored Swarovski moon and also of course a pearl. This necklace is absolutely beautiful. Stunning. Gorgeous ____<---any positive adjective here. I put the necklace on and immediately thought of when I was younger running around shouting "Moon Prism Power!" I was deemed Sailor Moon by my friends because Usagi-Chan is a total spazz and so am I. Now that I'm older, I have my dreamy Tuxedo Mask to catch me when I klutz out ^_^.

I also got a free pair of earrings!! Beautiful little butterfly studs that I really love too.

So go and check her store out! Her creations are beautiful and really pieces of art! Plus her name is Stephanie, so of course she's awesome ^^

Oh yes, Holiday Tutorial is coming up! here is a sneak peak of it


"Never allow yourself to make someone your priority while allowing them to make you an option."

How true and fitting this quote is for my life.
Don't let anyone stress you to the point where you no longer care about yourself. There is only one you and only one version of you. So when you're down in the dirt pick yourself up and dust yourself off and keep going.

God doesn't put obstacles in your way to stop you or to make you quit, He puts them there so you can be stronger.

How I apply my foundation

So here we are again and after editing and fighting with youtube to upload my video it's finally up! =)

This is a pretty simple way to achieve that airbrushed look with your liquid foundation. I hope you guys enjoy and I will talk to you all soon!

The products I used:

-The Body Shop Vitamin EIlluminating Moisture Cream
-Karma Creatives lip balm in Cherry Vanilla
-Coastal Scents Undercover HD Foundation in ST-04
-Tarte the Eraser in Bisque
-N.Y.C. Loose Translucent powder in 741 A Translucent
-Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown
-Sephora eyeliner in Black
-CoverGirl lash blast waterproof mascara
-Yves St. Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick in #2
-Tarte Eyelash curler
-Coastal Scents 10 blush palette
-Essence of beauty foundation/concealer brush
-Essence of beauty blush brush
-Laura Mercier velour puff
-Tarte Eyelash curler



How fitting it is the first of December! I have huge feeling of motivation right now and I wish I could take it and bottle it up and carry it around with me!

We all deserve to be happy
We all should be happy

So go out there and do what makes you happy, do the thing that makes you feel your best, no one can or should stop you! You are worth it, don't listen to anyone who says otherwise, they AREN'T worth your time or effort.

~Stay beautiful! <3

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