Basic Bitch Tries…Valentine’s Heart Eye Look (Sad Clown Fail) | Ep3

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I know this is going up a lil late but this is not by any means a date night tutorial haha. I wasn’t having the best of days on Tuesday and I was feeling a bit down so I thought why not give one of those super pretty Valentine’s heart eye looks that are going around on Instagram a shot (the inspo I used from above was sophdoesnails). I had the lowest expectations ever and I just wanted to do something a bit more fun than sit around feeling sorry for myself, so I revived this series and I’m very excited to come back to it. Suffice to say I am no makeup artist, and that is reflected here, so if you want a good laugh, keep on reading to see what I ended up with! (The two palettes I’ll be using in this ‘tutorial’ are the ABH Modern Renaissance palette and the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner palette, and the ABH Moonchild Glow Kit also makes a feature). Continue reading

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Basic Bitch Tries…Gold Double Cut Crease | Ep2

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Today I’m super excited to be back with the second episode of my new series: Basic Bitch Tries You can find out a bit more about it in Episode 1, but basically it’s a series where I test out Insta/MUA makeiup tutorials to see if your average individual can do them. Today I was a bit ambitious as my friend Emily suggested that I attempt this gold double cut crease look by Amy’s Makeup Box, and I was more than a bit apprehensive for this one as I’d never attempted a double cut crease before. I’m always eager to give new things a try, but prewarning: this one does not turn out as acceptable as the first one, but that’s ok as this series is about seeing the positive in my attempts and reminding myself that I’m not a professional and that’s alright. I included my mistakes just so you could see that it’s okay to make them as well, and also that I’m able to laugh at and learn from them. So yeah, let’s get into it; I hope you enjoy seeing me try and conquer my nemesis (eyeliner of any kind)!  Continue reading

Basic Bitch Tries… Subculture Instagram Tutorial | Ep1

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So I came up with this series while I was following an insta tutorial this morning. I don’t know about you guys, but 99% of the time when I follow tutorials, they just never turn out as good…even when you use the same products as the guru that’s doing it. My makeup skills are not the worst in the world but they’re also not the best – I can pull off uncomplicated glam looks fairly well, but I’m no professional. So that’s why I decided that I’m gonna put tutorials to the test in this series, so I can find out whether your average blogger/makeup lover/basic bitch can recreate the flawless looks you see on social media every day.

We’re kicking things off with the very tutorial that gave me the idea by @kaseyrayton! (her version linked here). She looks amazing of course, but can a basic bitch like me pull it off by following everything she does step-by-step? Keep reading to find out!

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