Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Can you believe I have not finished Christmas shopping?!?!?!? I still have to buy all of my friends' gifts.. I went to the mall on monday but the lines were way long too long and almost all the cute clothes were gone! I only managed to buy gifts for my cousins who are like little sisters and sister from Wet Seal, I bought my cousin Mayra a dress, Marissa a dressy top and my sister a plaid tunic top (which i absolutely envision being paired with skinny jeans and ankle boots) =]

Marissa(right) absolutely wants to be in a video so you should be seeing her soon! she's a performer at heart =]

Monday, December 22, 2008

Brunette Blonde Redhead Collection

I am soo excited for this collection! The products look amazing! It launches in January for US, February internationally. I'm definately not going to limit myself to the Brunette group.. I want to get items from brunette, blonde AND redhead yay-yuh!!!

image credits: =]
and for the record I will ALWAYS obtain my future MAC collection knowledge from!! =]

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Q&A W/ Twilight makeup set artist Jeanne Phue

Q: What was the process for creating the various characters’ looks?
A: Katherine Hardwicke, the director, and I have previously worked together on a movie called “Lords of Dogtown,” so we know each other very well. I began by preparing sketches of my vision, keeping in mind the descriptions Stephanie Myers (Twilight’s Author) set forth in the books.

Bella’s (Kristen Stewart’s character) description in the novel is very pale and extremely beautiful with large chocolate brown eyes, so she wore colored lenses every day. I also pictured her as a natural beauty, which is exactly what Kristen is. I used a light hand while applying all neutral colors to make her look as though she had no makeup on.

Edward’s (Robert Pattinson’s character) description in the novel is impossibly handsome almost god-like. His skin is marble-pale, hard as stone and ice cold, but perfect and flawless. Edwards’ eyes are described as topaz colored when he is normal and black like onyx, when hungry.

Q: Were there any changes to the looks of the characters that weren’t planned?
A: At the beginning, Katherine Hardwicke visualized Edward with long hair, yet after studying his face and jaw line in the makeup test, the decision was made to go with short hair to accentuate his amazing jaw line.

Q: What was the overall look of the makeup in this movie?
A: All the vampires had to be pale, but I didn’t want them to look to ghoulish, somewhere between Sweeney Todd and Interview with the Vampire. The choice was made for a denser, more opaque look for the supporting vampires and a lighter look for the leading man.

The challenge was they still had to look beautiful and handsome. The key was striking the delicate shading balance. We had two weeks of makeup test. This is the time for a makeup artist to unleash their imagination. During the testing Katherine let me know when I was on the mark. Katherine has a fabulous eye for detail and everything I did had to be approved by her.

Q: Were there any other challenges you encountered while working on location in Portland, Oregon?
A: The rain was a huge challenge. We were outside, and it rained the entire time we were there. Most of the shots were exterior; trying to fix makeup in the rain with wet faces and wet brushes was difficult. In the end, I must say I loved working on this movie, it challenge my creativity as never before. The cast was such a great group of talented young actors.

Q: What were your non-makeup related responsibilities in terms of creating this look?
A: Another one of my jobs was too find a contact lens specialist. So I called upon the expertise of Cristina Patterson Ceret FX lens/painter from Professional VisionCare.

Q: What M·A·C products did you use on the film Twilight?
A: The M.A.C products I used on this film were eye shadows and powder for our principles. We had several other characters and day players I used M.A.C. foundations, lipsticks and blushes.

Q: How long have you used M·A·C products?
A: In 30 years as a makeup artist in my career and over 50 movies, M·A·C products have played an integral part in my work. I have probably used all of them at one time or another. I choose the cosmetics based on their skin tone and whether they are oily or dry. It also depends on how the product reacts to their particular skin type.

M·A·C Makeup used on Bella played by Kristen Stewart

Blot Powder/Pressed in Light
Eye Shadow on Blanc Type, Flute and Wedge
M·A·C Makeup used on Edward played by Robert Pattinson

Blot Powder/Pressed in Light


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm in a huge need of retail therapy! ha ha (I've been sick these past couple of days.)
I thought I'd share my list of things I need pronto!:


Fast Response eye cream: I tried this product in a seminar I went to and at the time I was using Clinique's All About Eyes, but I accidently dropped half of the jar in the sink =[ MAC's eye cream is way cheaper than Cliniques anyway and I've heard nothing but good things.

Powerpoint eye pencil in Engraved: A waterproof liner that doesn't smudge and glides on smooth? Sold. =]

Fluidline in Blitz &Glitz; Intense black flashed with gold pearl.

129 Monogram SE blush brush- I love me some limited edition brushes!! =]

109 Contour brush- I've heard great things from scandalousbeauty, rissrose2 and fafinettex3 about this brush. I originally wanted it for my studio finish concealer (scandalousbeauty), but I fafinettex3's video showed it being used as a foundation brush and Marissa stated that it was her fav. brush before her 188.

Other than that I just want a couple more eyeshadows since I limit myself to one or two only for ever counter visit.

I doubt I'll be getting all of these things tomorrow because I'm also shopping for clothes and shoes (knee-high boots are my specialty! lol) but I'm sort of narrowing my choices so that I don't end up buying things I don't really need before the essentials!

XOXO Bryani<33

One of my closest friends, Celeste, will be guest starring in a video soon =] I will be doing her makeup and we're both excited! hehe. Shout out to Celeste! She's fab everyone, you'll love her!
XOXO, Bryani <33

Friday, November 28, 2008

I hope you all had a great thanksgiving!! I spent the day at my great aunts' house with family. My aunt has a five month old chihuahua puppy named Yito and he is just the cutest thing!! I was almost ignoring the babies to play with the puppy! lol he fit in my purse! I was pretty bummed that I'd forgotten my camera so I didn't take pictures but I did manage to snap a couple with my phone, one with my cousin, Vanessa and the other with puppy!

XOXO, Bryani<33

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hello Kitty Collection info

image credit:

Lanch dates
MAC’s Web site Feb. 10
North American stores on Feb. 12
Overseas stores in March.

Hello Kitty Colour Collection [Shades range from pinks and turquoises to lavenders and greens]
Quads [2] $38 ea.
Lucky Tom: Violet blue, brown, gold and pink-coral shades
Too Dolly: Mint, blue-silver, pale pink and magenta shades

Lipticks [6] $14 ea.
Fashion Mews

Lipglosses [6] $14

Lip Condtioner [2] $14.50 ea.

Pigments [2] $19.50 ea.

Reflects Glitter [2] $17.50 ea.
"Blue" colored
"Pink" colored

"Poppy" colored

Glitter Eye Liners [4] $16.50 ea.

Beauty Powder [2] $22 ea.

Nail polish [4] $11 ea.

Mascara [1] $12

False Lashes [1] $12

Petite Makeup Bag $22 [Will be in all Stores]

Medium Makeup Bag $35 [Will be in all Stores]

Plush doll $42 [MAC stores, Nordstrom doors and only]

Purse mirror $22 [MAC stores, Nordstrom doors and only]

Three-brush collection [SE] $49.50 [MAC stores, Nordstrom doors and only]

Mirrored key clip $16 [MAC retail stores and at only]

Beaded bracelet $34 [MAC retail stores and at only]

Tote $45 [Exclusive to]

Soft vanity kit $55 [Exclusive to]

Hello Kitty Kouture Collection [MAC stores and only]
Dazzleglass [2] $28 ea.
Each feature a reusable silver chain pendant with Hello Kitty outlined in white Swarovski crystals on black with a pink crystal bow

Sheer Mystery Powder [3] $90 ea.
Packaged in a silver powder compact with Hello Kitty outlined in white Swarovski crystals with a pink crystal bow on a black background

Credit: damsel; (thanks!!)

The packaging definately isn't what I expected but I'm a sucker for swarovski crystals so I think this collection will be making a dent in my wallet for sure =]

XOXO Bryani<33

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Have any of you tried Spell Cosmetics?? I checked out their website and they have a limited time offer of 40 5 gram jar pigments for $80, that sounds like quite the deal! They seem to have some reallllyyy pretty colors =D The looks could be endless..

Join me!!

Hey guys! I just created am iStardom account, and I'll be honest I'm pretty lost lol but I want you guys to come check me out, please!

XO, Bryani <3 love youu

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Have you Voted??

I just voted! It's an awesome feeling, this is my first election after turning 18. This is a historic election and I'm glad to be a part of it! Go out and vote if you haven't already, and reward yourself if you already have!! Remember, every vote counts!
ps. don't be a hater vote for Nader!! (haha jk!)

XO Bryani<33

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I have been eagerly trying to take pictures of swatches like promised but I am reallyyy struggling! My camera won't focus right ughhhhh so sorry guys!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tagged! woo-hoo

I was pleasantly surprised to see that I'd been tagged for the first time! Thanks LaaLaa!

Tagged by:


1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Here it goes: =]

1. I can never take care of my cell phones!

2. I sleep in a different bedroom almost every night. let me explain, lol: my bedroom and the master bedroom are downstairs and there are two guest bedrooms upstairs so I like to sleep in one guest bedroom one night, the next in the other guest bedroom, then maybe sleep in my room....I don't really know WHY I do it but I guess if I didn't, I'd feel like those rooms were going to waste or something..

3. I'm a hugger! =] Old friends or new, I give hello and goodbye hugs.

4. I say 'status' alll the time! ha that's how I came up with my name! Like if I see a hot guy I'd tell my friend he's "channing tatum status," or something like that lol basically I use that word to compare things/people. I'd say I'm dork status haha

5. I drive pretty fast most of the time, I make quick turns and zig-zag through traffic. I can also drive with my knee on the freeway to enjoy a Starbucks macchiatto, ;)

6. I like drinking coffee black, straight up

I'm tagging:


- Leesha
- Gina

XO Bryanii<33

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MAC Hello Kitty Collection!!

It's rumored to be coming out in Feb. 2009. I can't even start to imagine how cute the packaging must be!! It may not be 100% confirmed yet, but I think I'm going to start saving anyway.. just incase ;)

edit: It's confirmed!!

XOXO, Bryani<33

Friday, October 17, 2008

I just got a facial... ahh I wish I could get one everyday!! I went to my great friend/esthetician Mayra and got a European facial. It lasts about an hour and everyone should get one!! It's soo relaxing and wonderful for your skin. She told me that because of the massage, most of her clients fall asleep, but because we had so much catching up to do we talked and laughed the whole time!!

Mayra and I at a birthday party =]

Also! ladies, please disregard this weeklong absence of making videos! I will try my best to make sure it doesn't happen again... my wireless won't be back up at home until next wednesday but I have a day off tomorrow so I'll have time to make a video and bring my laptop to work to upload it! I hope you guys are doing great and aren't getting sick due to the weather changes!!!
XOXO, Bryani!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hello Loves!~
So I'm recovering from my recent depression due to the Manish Arora collection selling out in a day (deep truth, nylon and electric eel are ALL in my list of shadows to buy!).. So forgive the lack of videos! =[ I miss youtube!

I've purchased a few things since my last video so I'll be doing a haul, I also got my hair cut in layers.. I still haven't decided how I feel about it or if it makes a major difference, but you guys can tell me! =]

What I am MOST excited about, though is that I purchased a new Canon powershot camera yesterday (the one I posted in this blog).. it should be here by thursday! The zoom feature will help me do an eyebrow video and mascara reviews.

Also, if anybody who missed out on the Manish collection would like to vent, feel free to do so in the comment area, I can be your shoulder to cry on lol

XOXO, Bryani <33

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's that time again! I have an appointment to get my hair trimmed tomorrow... I started trimming it EXACTLY every 2 months because I have a problem with split ends due to all the hair straightening torture I put my hair through.. 

If I wait longer than two months for a trim, my hairdresser will usually end up having to cut a lot more than I'd like to get rid of damage, killing any progress of my hair growth. So this way, although I do trim more frequently, I am keeping split ends at bay and in the long run my hair will steadily grow longer.

I haven't had my hair in layers for years, but I think I'm going for it tomorrow, it may motivate me to style my hair naturally curly more often, my poor hair would love that.. we'll see!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

So I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing for Halloween so I haven't even thought of looking at costumes BUT I came across the cutest puppy costume that I bought for my doggy Giselle!! She's gonna be a princess he he, which is fair because she's already spoiled more than me!! lol

So, cute right?? too bad she isn't fluffy like that.. =[
She was a vampire last year... haha

She'll only wear it long enough for me to take a picture and then she runs all over the house like crazy, tripping over her cape every five seconds lol

Sunday, September 28, 2008

This is the Canon camera I'm thinking of buying.. they also have it in pink but my last camera, a casio exilim was pink so I wanna switch it up.. I may order it soon online and hope it improves the quality of my videos!

XOXO, Bryani<33

Saturday, September 27, 2008

So I've officially introduced my blog on my latest youtube video in which I did a tutorial for blue/turquoise eyes!

haha excuse the goofiness

XOXO, Bryani<33

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hello dolls!
So I was reading an international pop star's take on sun protection and she says she doesn't leave the house without atleast spf 60 on her face! She mentions her favorite product, Anthelios comes with spf 60 in Latin America and Europe, but that you can only find that same brand of sun protection in spf 15 here in the states!! Why is that..? Ok, so to be completely honest my first thought was that spf 60 was a bit ridiculous but now that I think about it, why not?? I don't mind lowering my chances of showing signs of aging; wrinkling, sun spots and damage, and maybe even skin cancer..
So I did a bit of research and I have found what seems like a great choice for me, Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream. It has spf 55, and has antioxidants. It's available at Sephora and I read nothing but good reviews, it's even won a Best of Sephora award! Although it may not be spf 60 and it costs $33 for 2 oz, it's still cheaper than my Clinique Super Defense spf 25 which is $42.50 for 1.7 oz...


So, I finally got around to making a blog.. yayuhh! hehe I have the day off tomorrow, so I'm definately going to make a video... I'm thinking a bright blue look- I haven't used my sea me shadestick in a while... I'm also super excited because I'm going to order 15 mac sample pigments sometime next week.. oh the magic! Well loves, I'm super appreciative of all the subscribers and I'm gonna try my best to update and post vids like crazy- I owe it to you guys!! =] I need to get the navigation and links up and ready, but I can't seem to figure out how to put the latest youtube videos up..

XOXO, Bryani<33