Tag: Patreon

GRWM // Vapour Foundation, Dramatic Lashes, Italian Lipstick

september 17, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup, videos

I thought I would film myself doing more glam/night out makeup than you normally see. It’s not terribly different from I guess what is my signature look (some version of black winged liner and a bright or bold lipstick), but it’s amped up by the addition of individual lashes, perfected illuminated skin, and crisp bright red lipstick application.

You can see I kept color on the face to a minimum, which I find is key for me. I’m quite happy with the Vapour foundation so far, it’s dewy and should be perfect as we move into fall and winter in the northern hemisphere. Mille grazi to my friend Miky, who sent this beautiful lipstick my way from the Italian brand Nouveau Cosmetics which she carries in her eco beauty boutique in Tuscany.

You can watch the video over on YouTube :) I also just posted this past week’s Instagram stories (September 9 – September 16th) to my amazing L’Amour Patrons. I had a bit of a cray week including cross-country travel, so it’s all captured there. OH and you guys we’re so close to my second Patreon goal, which means I’m so close to investing in a new vlogging camera (already have one picked out!) which will mean more vlogs on YouTube until we hit the third Patreon goal which means I commit to two vlogs every month IN ADDITION to all my regular content. In other words, the vlogs won’t replace anything I’m already publishing, it will be added to the L’Amour suite. So if you’d like to be part of growing L’Amour and gaining access to some extra content – you can head over to my homepage there and scope it out :)




Products used –


Vered herb-infused toner http://bit.ly/2pOdLGn

Tammy Fender eye cream http://bit.ly/2oob2nf

Skin Owl Beauty Whip http://bit.ly/2w2L7BG

Skin Owl Maqui Beauty Drops http://bit.ly/2cV0win

Josh Rosebrook SPF http://bit.ly/2lLTWP2

CV Skinlabs balm http://bit.ly/2h8d1tK



Vapour primer http://bit.ly/2gZcRnl

Vapour Foundation stick in 110 http://bit.ly/2gVFb7r

Becca Aqua Luminous Concealer in Light http://bit.ly/2jBIuFv

Antonym powder in Light http://bit.ly/2jBzjF0

Anastasia Brow Whiz in Medium Brown http://bit.ly/2wnjjwa

Glossier Boy Brow in Black https://www.glossier.com/products/boy-brow

Surratt Autographique liquid liner http://bit.ly/2xrAOuQ

Au Naturale eye pencil in Coco http://bit.ly/2wzg2VM

Dior palette 764 Fairy Golds (I believe this was LE)

Antonym eye pencil in Noir http://bit.ly/2w2EBew

Surratt lash curlers http://bit.ly/2fbY8Wz

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes http://bit.ly/2xr3xzC

Too Faced Better Than Sex http://bit.ly/2xrAqwo

W3LL People Bio Bronzer http://bit.ly/2i2Ury8

W3LL People Bio Brightener http://bit.ly/2onGule

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Trio http://bit.ly/2x6MNxP

Ardell individual lashes (I used the glue from some Eyelure lashes I had)

MAC Cherry lip liner http://bit.ly/2jB7Tiu

Nouveau lipstick in Pomgranade http://www.nouveau-cosmetics.com/en_GB


(Nails are OPI Lincoln Park After Dark)


Music –

Matt Tolfrey: Encarta (DJ Sprinkles Micro Soft Dub)

September Beauty Heroes // SKIN OWL Beauty Drops PM Maqui Berry + Beauty Whip

september 2, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, skincare

Today on YouTube, my comprehensive review of the September Beauty Heroes box featuring the Beauty Drops PM Maqui Berry and the Beauty Whip as the sidekick. The whip also features the supercharged fruit antioxidant, maquis berry – in powdered form, along with other skin-calming ingredients like hyaluronic, evening primrose,  and rosehip. While we’ll all miss the Skin Owl Mangosteen Beauty Drops dearly, there’s a really compelling production ethics story from Skin Owl founder/formulator Annie Tevelin that’s worth listening to. 

In other updates, I continue to be so, SO thankful for your support on Patreon. I uploaded a strung-together video of a week’s worth of Instagram stories for all Patrons today, and the aux urnes Patrons just voted on the exclusive video they’d like to see this month. It’s going to be a Bullet Journal spread/preview video. Later this fall I’m going to do a video for YouTube on my thoughts after a full year of Bullet Journaling, but will be largely conceptual and reflective. This video for Patrons will be more visual, more casual, and more process-oriented. So if you’re so inclined, come join!

Lastly, I donated 10% of my first month of Patreon pledges to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts – I split the fund between the Houston Food Bank and the Houston SPCA. Everyone affected continues to be in my thoughts <3



To subscribe to Beauty Heroes to receive the September Box featuring Skin Owl –

In the Beauty Heroes online shop (members always enjoy 15% off all orders) –

To shop the rest of Skin Owl’s collection on Beauty Heroes –

To give a Beauty Heroes Gift Subscription:

To learn more about Beauty Heroes as an eco-beauty subscription box service, here is a playlist of all my past Beauty Heroes reviews –

L’Amour et la Musique moves to Patreon!

august 27, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, ethos reflections

I’ll keep this post short and sweet since there is literally SO MUCH information and a video explaining everything related to this new direction for L’Amour et la Musique but – I’ve spent the better part of this summer conceptualizing a Patreon campaign to move L’Amour to the next level. I launched the campaign yesterday and I hope you will consider supporting the content I make through a small monthly donation. Welcome to my first early adopter Patrons – you guys have completely made my weekend, and I’m so grateful you’ve chosen to support what I do in this way.

Please visit my Patreon home page: https://www.patreon.com/lamouretlamusique

I also included a bonus footage upload for anyone interested – some of the underlying inspiration behind the work that I do: