Monday, September 15, 2014

Behind The Scenes At The Blue Eyed Shoot

Yes, that's yours truly, under that wig and behind those blue contacts! It still looks weird to me looking at it right now!
I just had to show you a peek from the shoot I did in San Francisco for a costume video for my come on an adventure of potshot proportions, just like if you were with me....

STUDIO LOCATION:  The Light Grid in a cool part of the city called, Dog Patch

I love rooms with more windows than walls, a lil exposed brick is always just right...
and I'm a lover of bright, light swirling all around...

Wardrobe racks of wonder:

Poppin' weird to see my eyes like this:

My tools of the trade (aka make-up table set up): I've got my Ben Nye palettes and RCMA VK foundation palettes, my essentials and so many brushes:

So many me's without make-up on....

Presenting, Wonder Woman (AKA Linda Carter) ....on the monitor (you'll have to wait for the video to see the real deal, Woman Woman make-up, but it's gonna be so fun!!!

Here's me in me action....."cue Kandee and her tough pose" ha ha ha:

I just can't believe how weird it is to see the difference that some hair and eye color makes....

My juice on the table, and also an empty cup of some iced coffee drink, which when they asked what I wanted, I always reply: "anything that takes like melted coffee ice cream"

And then post-shoot, I tripped in a hole in the sidewalk and totally had the most embarrassing fall walking to Buca Di Beppo for fruity drinks, baked ziti and...
 a humongous thank you to the manager who watches my videos and gave us these desserts, and all the awesome wait know we loved them!!!

And then it took me forever to try to take my contacts out, which I've never done myself. But I did it! Drive for hours to get back home...and I can't wait for you to see this video and the other one we filmed too! Stay tuned!

If you missed my latest video, come have a good time at how "amped" I am, and the amount of spitting that takes place, I hope you have a fun time watching it:

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Thursday, September 11, 2014


Dun Dun Dun...
May I present the brand new, almost out Urban Decay Vice Palette 3

Comes with a Vice 3 bag and a dual sided shadow and crease brush.

And before I show you all the swatches, I'll show the look I did with the greens, blues and the pale shimmery colors...

Here's all the 20, brand new shades....aren't they beautiful.

So let the swatching begin....
There's a nice mix of mattes and shimmers.
First row of swatches...get ready for beautiful shades:

Row 2, the blues and greens with a little gold...

I even used the top pink shade here on my lips!

I love the rich colors. That none of the shades are glittery. That you have so many options to mix color combos!
This baby will cost $60, which might sound like a lot, but you are getting 20 shades, that's $3 per shade, which is such a great deal for UD!

Once I swatched these I liked this palette even more!

You can get it at URBANDECAY.COM

And I'm gonna be giving one away too!
It's an INSTAGRAM giveaway so follow me @kandeejohnson

  1. Make sure and follow @kandeejohnson and @urbandecaycosmetics
  2. Like/repost  this picture:
    using #colorunleashed and @urbandecaycosmetics and @kandeejohnson
  3. Only one entry per person 
  4. Contest ends 9/14 at 11:59PM
  5. Make sure your account is public! 
  6. Winner will be chosen at random via and I'll announce it on instagram on Monday!
Let me know in the comments below if you want a video review of this too?!

I'm headed to San Fransisco tonight to go to RE:Make if anyone wants to go, I'll be doing a live make-up transformation and speaking tomorrow! CLICK HERE For INFO

Huge hugs from your girl, Kandee

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Lip Tricks and New Lip Color Combos You'll Want To Save

This tip/trick for your lip color might revolutionize your entire lipstick routine! One of the most neglected lip products is lip liner and I'm gonna show you how you can use it to make your lip color last all day, make your lips look fuller, and just make people ask you: WHAT IS THAT LIP COLOR!

So here's 6 lip color combo's you might want to add to your lippie routine, including the highly sought after nude-rose lip color worn by the infamous, Kylie Jenner.


You can use any colors that look similar to what I used in the video, you don't have to use the same exact colors.

#1: Nude Lip
Any nude lipstick (VEX or Myth from MAC)
Soft brown lipliner (Make-up Forever 5C)
Muave-peach lipliner (Wallflower from MAC)

#2. Nude-Rose (Kylie Jenner-esque lip)

#3. Red Matte Lip -
Ruby Woo (MAC) lipstick - cool matte red
Cherry Lipliner (MAC) - cool red
Cork Lipliner (MAC) - brown

#4. Cool Pink Mouth
Baby Doll Pink Lipstick
Rose Pink Lipliner
Rose Pink Lipliner

#5. Orange Lip Color You'll Love
So Chaud Lipstick From MAC
Cherry Lipliner from MAC ( cool Red)
Ablaze Lip liner from MAC (deep orange)

1. If you apply just lipliner your color will last all day long.
2. Try using 2 lipliner colors to add depth to your lips by lining with the darker color then softening it into the lightest color and center of your lips.
3. Always use a shade slightly darker for a lip liner than the "main", all over color your using in your entire lips.
4. Just try fun color combo's like the orange lipstick with red lipliner. (I wouldn't ever wear just orange lipstick, but when you add the red lipliner it makes it look so much more wearable!

Huge hugs and kiss prints hee hee, your friend, Kandee

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Simpson's Make-up from MAC

Of all the make-up collaborations for MAC to do, The Simpson's seems the most random, yet fun and I actually kind of love a lot of it! Plus, the packaging of Marge Simpson, is just kinda fun!

And surprisingly, I actually used the green palette to create this makeup look, for my BEAUTY NEWS & REVIEW video which will be up on my youtube tomorrow, hooray!
I used the "That Trillion Dollar Look" Palette of all the green shades (great for brown eyes):
I mostly used the last 2 shades on the right...which are just amazing!
These are made with the new MAC eyeshadow formulation, I believe, they are much more blend able and rich in pigment. Don't let these crazy colors fool you, I have ALL of them on my eyelids in the picture above!

The Simpson's Blush:
These two shades are just gorge.
 I love both these colors, SIDESHOW YOU and CANDY SPRINKLES, I wore Candy Sprinkles, I mean with a name like Kandee, you gotta go for the one that sounds like your name! ha ha ha

I can't wait to try this palette out too the, Marge's Extra Ingredients Quad. The colors are just so rich and pigmented, I'm just going bananas over MAC's new formulation, I love it!

The Simpson's Lipglass:
Don't be fooled by the yellow color, Nacho Cheese Explosion, I actually I have that on in the picture above!
Nacho Cheese Explosion, Grand Pumpkin, Red Blazer, Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy

You can so DOH!, when these babies come out September 4th.
I love the shadow palettes, blushes, lip glasses, and the Simpson's nail stickers even look fun. Not sure about the MARGE LASHES, they unless you're coin a costume look, they are def not everyday wearers.

And just wait til tomorrow for my brand new, BEAUTY NEWS & REVIEWS! Yes, after many requests, I'm bringing BEAUTY NEWS & REVIEWS BACK!!!

Hugs bigger than Marge's hair, your pal Kandee

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Monday, August 25, 2014

5 Things I'd Tell My Teenage Self:

This girl. Dressed more like a tomboy some days and wore baby doll dresses other days. Thought V-neck shirts might be too revealing. And had hair that was long and people called her "Winnie" from The Wonder Years. This was me in high school and here's 5 things I would've told myself:

1. Don't care what anyone says about you, your clothes, your personality, or anything about you. You dare to be different and what these people have to say is zero percent important. You dare to shine, sparkle and be the unique YOU, that you were made to be. Don't become a copy of what everyone thinks is popular or "on trend", you stand out in a sea of average, you be the unique one that doesn't need to fit in. You be the hot pink tree in a forest of just green trees.

2. Not fitting in is the best thing in this world. Don't be like everyone else, don't do what everyone else is doing. Nothing great comes in this life from just doing what everyone else is doing.

3. You don't need to be shy, speak up and say the things that you want to say, someone wants to hear them. You'd could make someone's day, and your words have value and fun and don't live a life with words that you want to say but you keep that trapped inside. Be bold and watch how the world will enjoy you sharing your thoughts and if someone doesn't well, pick someone else to talk to.

4. This world can be mean. There are people sad people in this world, that feel better about themselves when they make others feel bad, it's their way of making everyone feel just as bad as they do inside. These people don't know that it's the great hearts of this world that make others feel better about themselves, more encouraged and more loved, that really go on to do great things in this life.

5. It's ok if everyone doesn't like you! You don't need to be liked by everyone because some people are so awful, you don't want to be liked by their awful brain and what they think is likable, anyway. It's ok if you dress in vintage men's clothes one day and then baby doll dresses the next, just be who you want, wear what you want and like what you want. Have opinions and don't be afraid if no one agrees with you! You're awesome and so are the things you like!

There's so much more I'd tell my little, tomboy looking self. Including, good job at keeping the guys at bay, with your outfits that looked  like you could share closets with them! ha ha ha ha

Huge hugs and so much love, your still sometimes, dresses like a tomboy friend, Kandee

If you missed my alternative water challenge, because I was getting tagged like I was playing a game of Freeze Tag, and I kept getting hit with the "you're it!"....I did it! Watch it if you want, it involves popsicles and dollar bills:

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Friday, August 22, 2014

A couple of days of What I Wore: Beautycon Edition

Welcome to my hotel room from Beautycon and my awesome self-photography, don't worry I grabbed better picture from the world wide web...
WHAT I HAVE ON: (which was a result of thinking I had packed nothing and then putting all kinds of stuff together)
SHIRT: It's actually my Rolling Stones shirt, but turned inside out
CROPPED KIMONO: I got this at the Melrose Trading Post from Luth Garde's booth, I love all the things she makes.
SHOES: Old Steven Madden's
NECKLACE: "vintage" Forever21
HAT: H&M ( that Charis actually let me wear, since I forgot mine in the van...she had an extra one she was thinking of wearing, and I forgot to give it back to her at the end of the night!)

It's always best to put a lil  "stamp of your style" on your outfit everyday, something that doesn't need to be trendy, but just something that you love!

Charis, me and Raye, on the way to Beautycon...I heart these girls and the love they shine!

The best part of Beautycon was getting to meet everyone, hug everyone, and for getting to share my heart on the panel there...

Me filming with my phone while I walked onto the panel...

And some better pictures than my selfies, that I took from the internet:

This one is courtesy of DailyMail (thank you for taking a picture of me guys)

This one is courtesy of Zimbio:

I didn't plan on my hair matching my kimono, but it happened, ha ha ha ha.

And rewind to the day before to the BeautyCon pool party and I looked a lil something like this:

Again, I realized I packed zero percent's worth of things to wear when it's super hot outside. 
Dress: Old Forever21 dress, I'd never worn.
Black Harness Contraption (which is what over my shoulders): Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: $5 babies from Melrose Trading Post
Hat: I got this guy at a hat kiosk at The Grove
Jewelry: VidaKush & my new fav bracelet from Tanita Tikaret

And I got to visit with my funny friend and comedian, Angel and the beautiful Sharzad, who let me hold her adorable lil bundle of love...

And I got interviewed by The Zoe Report at Beautycon, if you want to see my tips and things CLICK HERE!

Get ready guys, here's my last video if you missed it and I'm uploading a NEW VIDEO TODAY, it's the ICE WATER CHALLENGE, with a twist....but enjoy this while I go  upload it!

Huge hugs and always remember to dress in what you love, put on something fun and different and go shine and sparkle with individuality! I heart ya.... your friend Kandee

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BRAND NEW Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette Review & Swatches

There's a new NAKED PALETTE on the block. Urban Decay just released the NAKED 2 BASICS PALETTE and I've got the scoop, with pics, swatches and even a full blown video review! Woop! Woop!
You can keep your clothes on, because only the palette is gonna be naked....

The NAKED 2 BASICS palette, is great if you love cool, taupe grey, browns (which is one of my fav color schemes for a nude smokey eye)...
These colors really give a sultry, smokey eye.
I love that they are ALL matte, no shimmer at all.
And the pigment is really rich and blends like butter, or something else that blends really smooth.

If you own the first NAKED BASICS, you might want to know the diff:

You might think, "hey these look the same"...but oh no no! The first palette is much warmer and has more yellow-toned, bright hues...
as you will see here from this picture:

BONUS: These shadows are great for using as brow colors too. Just take an angled shadow brush and these are the perfect "cool" hues to use as brow color, because they won't look to "red-toned" against anyones skin. The PRIMAL shade, actually looks like one of my fav MAC shadows that I've been using for everyone's brows for years!

Now come enjoy a short, and live action review of these shadows and see my wearing them all too in this AWESOME or AWFUL: Urban Decay Naked Palette Basics 2 Review:

It's out now- you can get it here on UD's site.
It's $29
Totally matte, which I love.
Great for brows too, from dark hair to blondes.
I love all the taupey-cool shades.
Blends like a boss.

Feel free to share this on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, with any friend that will think you're helping them be in the beauty know! Hee Hee Hee

Totally clothed, and not naked in any way, your friend, Kandee

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