Jan 24, 2017

What I learned in the makeup lesson!


I thought I'd share some makeup tips I learned (or mostly verified) by a professional in a Beauty Academy makeup lesson. Here is some information that will be useful for someone who is just starting or there might be some details you didn't already know. It was a small course of  basic makeup skills. Nothing was really new to me but it was nice to get a diploma and verify my knowledge as real. Also it was really fun to try something new!

๐Ÿ‘‡So here are some tips!
  • Good makeup brushes are important! A good brush can make even a not-so-perfect product look much better! A bad brush can make your super amazing product look like a real mess. 
  • Always clean your face before applying makeup. The oils on your skin might make the makeup runny or cakey.
  • Using a good makeup base cream can be really helpful on getting the full effect from your foundation. 
  • Remember, always keep the mirror parallel to your face to get the best result.

This demo-make up is by: Ritva Aalto
Clean face of our lovely model Heli
Makeup done by Ritva Aalto

☺Base makeup:

  • Concealer should be applied after foundation, because the foundation might cover up more than you actually think.
  • Every cream should be applied from the back of your hand. This makes the cream warm up a bit and become smoother and easier to apply.
  • The right spot to test a proper foundation is not on your arm. It actually is the best to test on your jawline. 
  • You should have 2 different shades of foundation in a year. Darker one for the summer and lighter one for the winter. In spring or fall, you will find the perfect shade by mixing these two.
  • If youre wearing a low neck shirt you should apply the foundation as far as it goes, and dont forget to blend as you go down. Also if youre having yoir hair up or you have short hair, you should apply the foundation on your ears aswell.
  • Powder should be applied with a "sponge" or with a brush. Sponge gives you more coverage, brush makes the power look more natural. If you apply powder with a brush, swirling movement is the best.
  • Use a translucent powder if you only need to set your makeup, use a greenish tint powder if you want to take away redness.
  • Contouring and higlighting should always be applied for your face, not straight from a chart. Learn what shape your face is and then use contouring and higlighting to bring out your best features. Example. If you already have a skinny nose, nose contouring can make yoir nose look non-existant and look funny.
  • Heart/Diamond shaped face are the easiest to contour.

Base makeup by Ritva

Base makeup by me.
  • The shape of your brows should be like a birds wing. Thick first and narrowing towards the end. 
  • Natural brows should be colored, not drawn.
  • The highest point of your brow should be easy to check. Take a pen or something similar and place it in an angle,  from the tip of your nose, over your iris. to the brow bone. (This sounds harder than it is, and it is really hard to explain.)
  • For the most natural brows, choose a shade lighter or  a shade darker from your hair color.
Brows by me

  • Apply eyeshadow upwards from the outer corners of your eyes so they wont become sad and droopy looking.
  • Light base color (from the same color group you choose for your eyeshadow) is very helpful what comes to blending.
  • Eyeshadow can be applied quite generously, dont be shy with it.
  • Learn what shape of eyes you have and use an eyeliner shape best suited for your eyes, but be sure to play with it sometimes, you might be surprised.
  • Apply the first coat of mascara using a zig-zag motion to bring volume, and the second coat in an upwards motion to bring length and curve.
  •  If you are wondering if your mascara is dry or not the best trick is to listen if you can hear a "smooch" sound when you pull the wand out of the tube. If you hear it then your mascara is fresh, if not your mascara should be thrown out.
  • If you have a pinkeye, and use yoir mascara you should seriously get a new tube, otherwise the pinkeye will stay.
  • Never lend your mascara to anyone!

  • You should use a lipliner under your lipstick to make your lipcolor last longer, be more opaque and this prevents the lipstick from running on the tiny "wrinkles" around your lip.
  • You can just line your lips with a lipliner or fill them in. Lining prevents the running, and filling makes the color last longer.
  • Lipliner does not need to be 100% color matched. Using different shades can make your lipstick be much more dimentional.
  • Remember to blot your lipstick. Blotting means that after applying, you gently press your lips on a papertowel. After this feel free to apply a second coat of lipstick if needed. 


Here are the best tips I can give in general. Always remember to have fun with your makeup and be creative! There is no actual rules in makeup but these are more like guidelines. If you have anything to ask, leave it in the comments and I will answer as well as I can ๐Ÿ’•

I love yall! and I'll blog you later ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’€

 -Rebella Nana Darkstar~

Jan 12, 2017

New year, same me // First of 2017

Hello everyone.
Sorry it has again been so long since the last time.  The reason being, I've been tired, sad, and trying to get my life back in order.
ALSO I haven't been writing because my computer is a bit busted and my keyboard is not working properly and I do not have an extra one. I have an Acer laptop and I already have to use an external screen because the backlight got busted. I'm seriously starting to consider a new computer and this time I wish it will be a proper one. Like an actual tabletop computer so I could edit videos better.

My life has changed. ONCE AGAIN! I got kicked out of school. Yeah, I know its my own fault for not being present but here is how it happened. In our schools we have this appointment thing, what I call as a "second chance- talk". Where you go to talk to a student counselor and try for one last time to actually show them that you are worth being there and your studies will go well. We had the appointment, or at least they sent me the appointment info by mail. EVEN THO I told them not to send it by mail, cause I won't be able to get it. My mail went straight to my ex. So, I never got the appointment info, so I didn't go. If you don't go in the appointment, school decides that you are no longer interested and they fire you. That's what happened me.

 I'm not completely wrecked, I will start working next week. It's kinda hard to explain what the place actually is, but basically you go there 3-4 times a week to do all kinds of this. Learning how to get your life back in order, how to clean, how to make food, how you go to a store and they help you get to in school, or work places and you also do a little working there aswell. You get paid a tiny bit. There are some strict rules, to make us get used to the rules we will have in our future workplaces. Like we get 3 brakes during the day. One in the morning, one lunch, one in the afternoon. That I believe is written in laws. I'm not quite sure. I'm not the most educated person. The reason I know about this place is that I have been there once before. I'm really happy to be able to go there again.

Fighting with this depression is still extremely rough, I have stopped  all of my medications because, they only seem to make things worse. I just moved back to Ylรถjรคrvi so I don't go to any theraphy yet either. I hope the workplace will help me to get there. I'm going to the doctors this month to talk about a lot of stuff. For en example. (embarrasingly enough) about my constantly missing period.

I have some good news too. I quit smoking! I've been vaping instead. Today it has been 7 days since the last smoke. I did try to smoke yesterday, because i thought I missed it. That was a big mistake. It tasted awful and it was not as pleasing to me as it used to be. Only in one week I have noticed  some quite dramatic changes. My voice is clearer, I don't cough every morning, headaches are going away,  and the most obvious, my breath and hands don't smell so awful anymore. I'm still waiting for some changes to come. Able to smell things better, able to taste things better, not being so short breathed etc. It has been semi-though but I know it for better good. Like for myself but also for getting children.

Christmas went as same as it always does. Great. I loved to spent time with my family. I got nice gifts, but I honestly think the gifts are not the most important thing really.

Look at my gorgeus, adorable, boyfriend LitePaw <3
New years went the same as usual except that we had my godmother/aunt and her family there. I love my godmother! She is the one who teaches me all the things about magic and herbs, she teaches me about stones and energies and I just love that. Not many are as well educated about the things (in my family) as she is. We had our fortunes told like everyone years, but also this year we did a "New years magic"  which basically is two pieces of papers. on the other one you write what you want to leave in the past years, and on the other one you write what you would like to have on the next year. I will make it a tradition from now on. We had some good food and just talked with eachother. There is never drinking in the holidays in my family.  on new years eve my parents take only one glass of champagne, that's it.

Also I want to show you my version of #Endthestigma amongst mental illnesses. Here it is:
These are some of my diagnosis. These must be the ones that affect my life the most.
I think this all I have to say for now. I love you all. Thank you for reading. Blog you later.

-Rebella Nana Darkstar