Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Finally a new tutorial :)

OMG,  lol it has been so long since I have been able to get time alone to film for Youtube.  I decided to do a "Get ready with me" video because time just hasn't been on my side since the holidays started.  My look was inspired by Jessica Alba's braided updo,  her hairstyle was bohemian and her makeup was classic with a red lip,  which has been my signature lately.  Please check it out below,  hope everyone enjoys.



Inspiration image by OurVanity.com


Monday, December 12, 2011

New Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Face Kit

Today Sigma Beauty launched the beautiful and highly anticipated Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Face Kit! This kit features four unique brushes specially designed to deliver a luxurious makeup application. This is a lavish collection with one of a kind brushes and 18K gold plated ferrules!

The brushes featured in the Extravaganza Face Kit are the F90 (Fan Brush), F92 (Blush Brush), F94 (Kabuki), and F95 (Powder Brush). The brushes come in a deluxe carrying case, perfect for traveling and storage.  This 18k face kit retails for $210 big ones,  Details on the brushes below the images.






Brushes in this kit:
Fan - F90 Sculpt and highlight cheeks and face. The unique shape is perfect for application of powder products onto cheeks and for polishing foundation for a flawless finish. Natural bristles.
Blush - F92 Perfect for application of powder blush. Also ideal for shading and highlighting cheeks and face. Natural bristles.
Kabuki - F94 Dense and rounded, this brush effortlessly blends, bluffs and polishes product on the face and neck. Natural bristles.
Powder - F95 Dense and tapered, this brush is perfect for applying powder products to the face, neck and d├ęcolletage. Natural bristles.



New hair Tutorial


Just finished editing and uploading a new hair tutorial inspired my this image of kim Kardashian.  I like a lot of hairstyles inspired by the 1950's,  so many of my videos have that classic glamorous style,  but I'm not stuck just to this era lol.  So if anyone comes across a picture and would like to pass on the image to me,  I'll get a tutorial up ASAP. And if you want to see the tutorial please click on the video below and I hope you like it :)






Monday, December 5, 2011

Sigma Beauty Bunny Collection

I just have to start by saying that I want this brush set for Christmas.  I have been waiting for an all synthetic brush set because i can't use the natural bristle brushes,  first reason they break out my skin (just 1 more thing I'm allergic to lol), second because they are cruelty free AWESOME,  and finally because this set is soooo cute.  If anyone has them definitely let me know how you like them by commenting and if you want your own set just click the link below the image.



Picture and items listed below are from the Mrs.Bunny Essential kit $109.  Sigma Beauty does have 3 other sets in this collection retail $59-109,  click on the link above for more information :)
Brushes in this kit
Eye Liner - E05 An extra fine-tipped brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes. Synthetic bristles.
Pencil - E30 Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line.
Tapered Blending - E40 Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease.
Eye Shading - E55 Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments.
Large Shader - E60 Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers.
Small Angle - E65 Essential for the application of gel or cream eye liner on the upper and lower lash line.
Medium Angled Shading - E70 Angled, tapered, flat top. Ideal to apply highlight shades underneath the eyebrow and on the inner corners.
Large Powder - F30 Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body.
Large Angled Contour - F40 The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades.
Duo Fibre - F50 Specially designed to generate an airbrushed finish when used to apply blush, highlight shades and foundation.
Foundation - F60 Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. Recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas.
Concealer - F70 The rounded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

True Beauty

Today I wanted to talk about something that every person in some form or another may struggle with and that is feeling beautiful or attractive.  Its been on my mind since the Victoria's secret fashion show because everyone says oh this model is so beautiful or I wish I had a body like that!  I know there are days when I wake up and the last thing I feel is beautiful but there is someone who always thinks I'm beautiful and that's God.  The reason I decided to go into the cosmetology field was to make others feel good about themselves and to show people they don't have to be a size 0 to be considered attractive.  I feel God has placed that in me as a true desire of my heart because when I look at someone I always try to pick out something special about them.  We have been taught through television,  magazines, and other media about this so called "beauty" but we need to break that mold and appreciate beauty the way God meant us to.  The only way to truly break out of the mold is to start with ourselves,  because once you see the beauty inside you and display that confidence people will start to notice and think WOW.  But even if you are a person that can wake up and feel pretty right out of bed I encourage you to examine yourself past what is skin deep and think about what your personality or how you treat others displays about you.  For those who struggle with self esteem start with something that you do like about yourself,  is it your eyes or your hair,  whatever it is embrace it and go from there. If there is something about the way you look for example weight is something a lot of us struggle with i encourage you to try and take the steps necessarily,  go for a small walk every other day and watch the small steps add up.  You can't truly appreciate the beauty in others without appreciating the beauty within you.  I believe God made us all beautiful no matter what the world may tell you and I pray that if you are struggling with the way you look that he will provide you the strength to get past it.  Beauty is what's in the inside and that's what counts :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2011

Just finished watching the VS fashion show and it was beautiful.  I love this show because its so creative and the VS models are sooo beautiful.  Below I posted a picture of my favorite VS models.  I feel so inspired by the colors, designs and the attention to details.  I don't think I could even pick out 1 part to call my favorite but if I had to choose I think it would be the aquarium angels and club pink.  All the music artist sounded amazing and it was so cute to watch the angels rock out.  Also quick shout out to Miranda Kerr coming back from having her baby and she looks amazing :)  Hope everyone was able to watch and enjoy the show, if not look up the videos on Youtube.com. I think I smell hair tutorial lol :D

Adriana Lima,  Miranda Kerr,  Candice Swanepoel

Sunday, November 27, 2011

OOTD/ Celebrity look for less

Hey everyone I hope you enjoy my first OOTD, it also doubles as a look for less. This look was inspirated by Ashley Greene. I decided to do this video to hopefully inspire bigger women to go outside their comfort zone and also show that fashion doesnt have to cost tons of money as my outfit only cost $68. I hope you enjoy and if you like these videos please comment below and i'll of course do more. Thanks for watching :D
Ashley Greene March 2011



Saturday, November 26, 2011

New tutorial


My new tutorial is finally up after my movie editor crashed and almost lost all the editing i did.  I got my inspiration while looking for images for my boyfriend and found this image of Kim
Kardashain.  So I decided to give it a try,  hope u like it.








Friday, November 25, 2011

First Post :)

Hey Everyone,


My name is Chanel Melendez and this is my first blog post,  I am going to start with some info about myself and why I started blogging.  First of all I'm a mom of 3 beautiful children Nicholas (9),  Noelle (6),  and Thaleia (4).  Right now I'm going to school @ Empire beauty school in Lehigh valley and my goal is to be a beauty artist.  I've been interested in hair and makeup since I was a little girl and finally decided to get into something I truly love and enjoy.  To get my name out there I started a youtube channel called nellie12783 in which i upload hair and makeup tutorials etc.  Now when reading this some people may say what's a beauty artist?  Well you have makeup artist,  hairstylist etc.  I want to be the person that does it all because I enjoy beauty in every aspect and think everyone no matter what is beautiful and I want to do everything to make you feel that way.