Tutorial Treats: The Frugal Girl Makeover

Hi, all! I know I’ve been going on about this awesome makeup tutorial that I had done that is actually fairly average at best, but shows frugal ways to do awesome things to your face. (No one ever said I wasn’t direct and that it didn’t make me sound funny.) Today is the day that I will finally get to reveal it to you all. But first, I must tell you all a little about today. (Did you ever notice that there’s nearly always a “but first” with me?)

Today, I went on an adventure to Oglebay’s and then to Cabela’s. Look, rule of thumb, if it’s out of state it’s an adventure. My adventures lie (The world lie always reminds me of the I Lie On a Whale Cake. It’s safer not to ask.) in my work as a psychic medium, so compared to that, nothing else seems very adventurous. I took a ton of pictures like a freaking tourist. Oglebay’s looked like something straight out of a Christmas movie. If one decided to film there, they wouldn’t even have to redecorate. Cabela’s is just full of all kinds of awesome outdoor things, including real taxidermy animals and an aquarium. Because I took so many pictures, I will have to split the post about this adventure up into two separate post, so look out for that in the coming days.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. And by all, I mean one person, maybe two, but just play along with me. It makes me happy, and if a woman ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. (Changer her mind and change the world.) Anyway, it took me two separate videos to get all of my rambling in. I also have made the videos so they’re not openly viewable to all users and you can only find them if you have a link to them, which I will provide you in this blog. I simply did this because I’m unsure of how my tutorials will go over. If they fly like a champ, I’ll make them searchable, so feel free to let me know what you all think.

The Frugal Girl’s Guide: Makeup Tutorial Treats Part 1

A little more about this video: First and foremost, I really do apologize to my cats. 364 days of the year, they just want to lounge around and go unnoticed. The day I filmed this was the odd day out when they all decided they wanted to be stars with big movie contracts. Clearly, I haven’t had the YouTube “talk” with them yet. I apologize for them since all they say is “meow, meow, meow” and then the occasional hiss rings out.

I just kind of want to reiterate the point of this video, in case my incessant rambling didn’t get it across. I’m really just trying to show y’all a nice, cheap, easy way to do quick makeup with the materials you have, instead of having you go out and buy things and spend an hour in the bathroom. I know these videos aren’t going to seem like the process was quick, but I redid the makeup again today and it took me around 12 minutes for the entire look. Not to shabby for glamorous, right?

As promised, here is the link to DiamondsandHeels14’s YouTube channel. I can not express how amazing she is. I speak of her in this video, and then use one of her tutorials in my next video. I just want to make it clear that I am, in no way, attempting to do a tutorial on her tutorial. I’m simply using her tutorial to do my makeup. I’m also showing you how to get the same look if you can’t afford the proper materials, though I highly suggest following her channel and using the proper materials, but I’m one broke girl, which leads me to be frugal, and I like to share in the frugal tips. If she happens to see my videos and I offend her in any way, I will take the videos right on down if she asks, because the last thing I want to do is offend her.

In case anyone is wondering, I don’t suggest a shampoo and conditioner because everyone’s hair is different and everyone needs something different out of those two items. However, below are links to the products that I mentioned in the video that I swear by in case you’re interested in buying them, in the order that they appear in the video.

Clean and Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser

Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub

Garnier Fructis XXL Volumizing Thickening Mousse Extreme (I can’t imagine how this wouldn’t be unisex.)

Sorry, guys, but I can’t find the hair gel I use anymore, so I would next suggest a pomade such as Redken Wax Shine Pomade. Use a low number, such as three or four, so your hair doesn’t get stiff, but simply pieces out more when styling.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream (Seriously, go to Target or Wal-Mart and buy this. It runs around six bucks. I have no idea why it’s so expensive online.)

CO Bigelow NO. 1055 Extra-Light Oil-Free Face Lotion (You can get this at mostly any Bath and Body Works stores. It’s very difficult to find online, however.)

The Frugal Girl’s Guide: Makeup Tutorial Treats Part 2

Here is the tutorial that I used from DiamondsandHeels14 for the Taylor Swift 2011 CMA look. Again, I’m not trying to steal her tutorial or do a tutorial on her tutorial. I’m simply showing you the transformation in it and cheaper ways to do it if you don’t have and cant afford the proper materials. If you can, please follow her instructions. She also has an amazing tutorial on there for if you have acne. I swear to kitten pajamas if I could find it that I would link you to it, but she has so many videos and I’m so very tired. But plunder through her channel and you will find it there. It is gauranteed not to disappoint.

As for the products I used in this, I’m not going to link you back to most of them, because my makeup is a little older than it should be and they don’t sell some of those compacts anymore. What I will show you is what powder I was using that also doubled as a hig lighter and tripled as a contour. For the powder, I use Physicians Formula Multi-Color in Buff. You should use whatever color compliments your complexion best. As for the touch of bronzer that I added on my own, I use Physicans Formula Shimmer Strips in Vegas Strip. (Vegas owns my heart, so the fact that this matches my skin tone makes me cheery.) Again, use whatever color matches your skin tone best.

If you have any questions, please ask. I will soon be posting a video about my experience in this makeup and how it was perceived, how I felt in it, and if I got any dates. (The answer to the last one is no. Are you shocked? I’m like the Forever Alone meme; incredibly single.) For now, here are a few more pictures of the final look, but first is a picture of me completely bare-faced that you haven’t seen so that you can get the full spectrum idea of how awesome this makeup really is. (Thanks, DiamondsandHeels14! You’re amazing!)

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