Monday, April 7, 2014

100 Subscriber Giveaway!!

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Nails Instagram: @nails_by_paulina
HI EVERYONE! OMG we passed 100 subscribers! I am SO happy! Thank you a million times to my subscribers. To show my appreciation to you guys...I thought I would do a giveaway. ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive a Spring makeup kit that I put includes:
NYX Love in Florence eye shadow palette
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 'Mishchevious'
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in 'Candy Coral'
Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in 'Pretty in Peach'
GIVEAWAY WILL END April 21, 2014!
Giveaway rules:
1) Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
2) Follow me on Instagram (@paulina_alaiev)
3) Give this video a 'thumbs up'
4) Leave a comment down below of what videos you would like to see
Now let the entering begin! Good luck!
See you soon,

Thursday, March 27, 2014

How To Start Wearing Lipstick!

HI there! Lipstick has been in for a while now and I know not everyone is comfortable with wearing lipstick...I know I wasn't. Maybe I got more comfortable with wearing it as I got older but I did go through all of this to make myself comfortable with wearing lipstick. I wanted to share with you how to start wearing it and becoming more comfortable. The best thing to be is to start with a sheer lip product and move gradually towards something more bold and full coverage. I hope this video was helpful and DON'T FORGET to Instagram those pictures of you with lipstick on and #PaulinaLippies! I can't wait to see all your beautiful faces and like and comment on all of your pictures! I hope you enjoyed this video and thank you so much for watching!
Products used:
Sephora Be you Lipstick -- Coral Twist
Covergirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm-- Anemone
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm -- Mischievous
Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick -- Plum Velour
Maybelline The Elixir for Color Sensational -- Vision in Violet
Chanel Rouge Allure -- Passion
See you soon,

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

VIDEO: Contour and Highlight Tutorial | Using Drugstore Products!

100 Subscriber giveaway announcement :: (announcement starts at 0:40)
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Hi beauties! So today I'm going to show you how I contour and highlight my face using drugstore products! I know there are a TON of videos about contouring and highlighting out there but everyone has their own techniques to how they achieve a contoured and highlighted face. So I thought why not add one more contour and highlight tutorial to the list! I love creating this look BUT I definitely do not contour and highlight my face everyday. I only do this if I'm going out, going to a special event or occasion, and if I know I'm going to have my picture taken. I think contouring and highlighting is amazing! You can really transform the way your face looks and slim your face down just with some makeup! It's just like it! With all that being said...I hope you enjoyed this video and thank you so much for watching!
Products used:
L'Oreal True Match Foundation - n2
Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation - Porcelain 110
Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation - Toffee 330
Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Finishing Powder - Translucent Light
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Milani Baked Blush - Coralina
Benefit Watts Up Highlighter

Monday, March 10, 2014

Get UNready With Me | My Skincare Routine (for oily skin) + ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Nails Instagram :: @nails_by_paulina
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to show you my skincare routine and how I take my makeup off and what products I use. I forgot to write it in the video, but I use the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment about once a week or two. I have oily skin and this routine has definitely been doing wonders for my skin...this regimen would work for acne prone skin as well. As for the giveaway announcement, I hope you guys are as excited as I am! I cannot wait till we reach 100 subscribers so we can start the giveaway! Once we reach 100, I'll post a video with the giveaway product details and how to enter! I hope you enjoyed this video and thank you so much for watching!

AND don't forget to subscribe and stay tuned for the giveaway video!

Products used:
Simple Sensitive Skin Experts Cleansing Facial Wipes
Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser
Clarasonic Mia
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment
Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Perfume Series: Dot by Marc Jacobs | Nail Tutorial!


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Hi everyone! So I thought it would be fun to create a perfume series...meaning nails inspired by different bottle of perfumes. For this week I created this nail tutorial based on the Dot by Marc Jacobs. I just LOVE Marc Jacobs perfumes and they have such fun and cute packaging. I already created another nail look based on the Daisy by Marc Jacobs and you can see it on either of my Instagrams (listed above). I hope you liked this design. I had fun with it because it was something different and creative. Watch the video above to see how I created it!
Also, I created a new Instagram, which is @paulina_alaiev, follow it to see different makeup looks I create, outfit of the days, my meals, new things I buy...LOL basically anything AND I'll post when I have new things up on either my channel or blog! So follow @paulina_alaiev for easier access to see what I post!
Products used:
Products used:
Essie Grow Faster Base Coat
Maybelline Color Show - Onyx Rush
Essie - Aperitif
Sephora by OPI - Charge It!
Fresh Cover - Snowdrop
Essie Good to Go Top coat

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Copper & Orange Spring Makeup

HI! So I have not posted anything here in way too long! I've been concentrating mostly on my YouTube channel (, but I decided I’m going to start posting more often and about all different things. So im excited about that and definitely follow my blog and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can stay tuned to what I post next :)! Sooo, with that being said I wanted to show you one of the looks I created based on a spring trend I’ve been seeing on the runways. It is a copper eye shadow paired with a bright orange lip and this just screams spring so I am loving this look! Check it out and let me know what you think! And definitely give this look a try!

I was inspired by this look on model Lindsey Wixson for DSquared, Spring 2014:
Image: Google