How To Get BIG, BEACHY CURLS With VOLUME Using a Straightener

Hey dolls!

I’m currently snowed in thanks to good ol’ Stella! This blizzard hit us yesterday and it still hasn’t stopped snowing here in New York. I’m not to upset about it because I am packing my bags for a little weekend getaway this weekend to JAMAICA! I’m so excited to be wearing my new Vizcaya Swimwear bikinis on the beach!

Since I’m always in beach mode, I decided to so a tutorial on how I style beachy waves on myself and my Vizcaya Swimwear models with a hair straightener. I did a full tutorial on this look on my YouTube channel:

Peter Coppola Shampoo & Conditioner:
Peter Coppola Brush & Blow Spray:
Peter Coppola Serum:
T3 Micro Singlepass Straightener:
Big Sexy Hair Dry Spray:
Peter Coppola STEEL Spray:


If you’re in the northeast like me, I hope you are staying safe and warm through this blizzard! XOX


Jeffree Star Cosmetics “ANDROGYNY” Eyeshadow Palette Review

Jeffree Star Cosmetics launched its Androgyny eyeshadow palette on Saturday, and I rushed to purchase mine. Since all of my previous purchases from Jeffree Star Cosmetics shipped super fast, I decided to get regular shipping for my Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny palette. BIG mistake. I found out on Wednesday that people who ordered their palettes from Beautylish got FREE 2-day shipping on their palettes! I JUST got mine delivered today, and its Friday. So for this palette, it took 5 days to reach me after I ordered the palette.

Was is worth the wait?

Well, yes and no. Since I love buying makeup and pretty much collect palettes, this palette was a new addition to my collection that is aesthetically pleasing and OK to use. I don’t LOVE it, but I will be using the palette again.

Watch my full unboxing, tutorial, and Androgyny Palette Review in the video below:

What do you think about the Jeffree Star Androgyny palette?

Let me know in the comments below!



Kylie Cosmetics Kylighter REVIEW, DUPES, and Giveaway Announcement!

Hey dolls!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I just returned from NYC to a nice surprise in my mailbox! The first surprise was a gift from LadyCode’s Morgan Caroline Taylor (@mcarolinex3 on IG). She was sweet enough to send me 3 highlighters to review! That made my day!

The second package was the Kylie Cosmetics Kylighters. I ordered 2 Kylighters, one to try and review, and the other one to give away. I asked you all to decide which on you wanted on Twitter, and here are the results!

So, I got the Cotton Candy Cream Kylighter to include in my next giveaway, and the French Vanilla to try.

Check out my Kylighter review here:

So, everything worked out perfectly because I got Morgan’s gift today, and one of the highlighters turned out to be a perfect affordable dupe for the Cotton Candy Cream Kylighter!

Make sure you subscribe to qualify to enter the Kylighter giveaway on YouTube when I announce it! I post a ton of secrets on my Snapchat and I am the MOST active on Twitter right now, so if you have any questions, definitely Tweet me! My Twitter and Instagram is: @Lisa_Opie. If you want to see what I’m working on or be the FIRST to know about anything related to LadyCode, join the snapfam: lisalopie




Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero GLOW KIT UNBOXING!

My Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit just arrived in the mail today so I rushed to my studio to film an unboxing and first impressions for you! This palette was one that I was SUPER excited to try, because each color looked PERFECT and the pigmentation and formula looked amazing. After trying it out, the formula is to DIE for and the pigmentation is gold. I did have a little problem with the product though… Watch the video below to see what happened when I opened my ABH x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit package from Sephora:

I’m still speechless and praying that Sephora will understand and replace this palette! I hope no one else got their ABH Nicole Guerriero GLOW KIT broken like this!! It’s so sad because it is SUCH a pretty palette and the formula is amazing from what I tried….RIP.

Wellness Wednesday: The Power of Being Present

Happy Wednesday everyone,


With everything going on in the world today, it is easy to get distracted. So for today, I wanted to re-post one of my favorite videos I ever did for Lady Code.

For Wellness Wednesday, I want to challenge all of you to put away the phones or laptops, to turn off the music and have a powerful, meaningful conversation with someone. We are missing the beauty of what occurs right under our noses.

Have a beautiful Wednesday!

Love Char ❤


Easy Winged Eyeliner Tutorial + Giveaway!!

Hey dolls!

I hope you had an amazing weekend! I took a few days off for myself but I’m BACKKKK! Today on YouTube I posted an easy eyeliner tutorial and just announced a BONUS giveaway sponsored by Mia Adora. They are giving THREE of their new immovable eyeliners (the pencil I used in the video) to 3 lucky LadyCode Subscribers!

Here is the product and my tutorial:

You can CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway:

Don’t forget to enter my HUGE 20K giveaway if you haven’t already!

I’m also launching the LadyCode Shop soon, do you all have any guesses on what I’ll be selling? Comment below with your guesses! I’ll be showing sneak peeks on Snapchat veryyyyy soon! My snap is: lisalopie 🙂



LadyCode’s 20K Subscriber Giveaway!


Omg, I seriously can’t believe LadyCode has over 20K subscribers! You’re all in the LadyCode sisterhood and I can’t thank you enough for making LadyCode the positive community that it is today.

Thanks to you, LadyCode is more than just a channel, it’s a sisterhood of women empowering each other and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this community.

I announced my 20K giveaway yesterday on the YouTube channel but just in case you missed it, here it is:


Prize #1:
-Kylie’s Diary
-Smooch Valentine Mini
-Jeffree Star “Sagittarius” Liquid Lipstick
-Jeffree Star “Mannequin” Liqid Lipstick

Prize #2:
-Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette
-Kylie Cosmetics Mini eyeshadow and liquid lipstick
-2 e.l.f. baked eyeshadows
-Be a Bombshell Blush
-BECCA Cosmetics Rose Gold eyeshadow stick
-Ciate London Top Coat
-Crown Mascara
-Immovable waterproof eyeliner

Prize #3:
-Tarteist Pro Glow
-9-pan mini Z-Palette
-Scentbird case (red) and Michael Kors Sexy Amber perfume mini
-Japonesque lipstick
-Michael Kors gel eyeliner
-Dual sided liquid eyeliner pen



I will be giving away the following prizes to the TWO most supportive LadyCode Subscriber during the giveaway period:

-Colourpop x Alexis Ren Topaz Palette
-ColourPop x Alexis Ren Deja Vu
-Colourpop x Alexis Ren Bare Necessities
-Benefit Hoola Set

-Kat Von D Alchemist Palette
-Chrome Omnia Eye Brush Set
-Ciate London Holographic Nail Polish
-Glitter Clear Silisponge
-Metalist Lipstick set
-Soap & Glory Plumping Lipstick
-2 pairs of eyelashes
-Cosmedix Peptide Rich defense moisturizer
-Holographic Makeup Bag

-Comment on my most recent photo on Instagram @Lisa_Opie (whatever is the most recent post) with your favorite thing about LadyCode, along with your YouTube name. This is just so I know you are interested in competing for this prize!
-This is a gift I want to give to the most supportive subscriber of LadyCode, so just support my channel to compete to win! It means a lot to me to see you supporting me on all of my social media outlets!

Instagram: @Lisa_Opie, LadyCode_
Twitter: @Lisa_Opie
Snapchat: lisalopie

-The person you nominate will be asked to verify that they are subscribed to LadyCode if they win
-Nominations will only count if they are made by a LadyCode subscriber. Spam/fake accounts created to push votes will be disqualified.

You can nominate by:
-Clicking this link and anonymously nominate a friend in the “nominate a friend” section:
-Tweeting @LadyCode_ and using this hashtag: #ladycode*insert nominee’s YouTube name* for example, to nominate Sarah Smith, you would tweet:” @LadyCode_ #ladycodesarahsmith ”
-Posting a photo of them or your favorite makeup product on Instagram and tag @ladycode_, @lisa_opie, and their hashtag starting with #ladycode*their youtube name* for example, to nominate Sarah Smith, you would write in the caption:” @LadyCode_ @lisa_opie #ladycodesarahsmith ”
-Vote ONCE per day on each platform: Gleam, IG, Twitter, for a total of 3 votes per day. Additional votes will be invalidated.
-You will be disqualified for asking for votes. Instead of asking for votes, be kind to everyone so you can genuinely be nominated

The nominee with the most votes will win the holographic prize set. YOU CAN NOT NOMINATE LISA OPIE.


This contest is open to LadyCode subscribers only! I appreciate those of you that consistently support LadyCode through genuine comments on our videos, sharing our posts/videos, and reaching out on social media. I love getting to know my subscribers and giving back to those that truly support the channel!

The most supportive LadyCode subscribers will receive the prizes listed above. One will be selected by Lisa and the other will be nominated by participating LadyCode subscribers. Winner will be selected on March 14, 2017 based on who has consistently been the most interactive with the LadyCode/Lisa Opie social media platforms*, and winners will be announced on March 15, 2017.

-If I already won a LadyCode Giveaway, am I eligible to win again? You are eligible to win every other giveaway to keep it fair. If you win one giveaway, you will be disqualified for the next giveaway posted, and then you will be eligible again for the one after that.
-Is this international? ALWAYS

** Void where prohibited by law
**Winners must claim their prizes within 24 hours of the prize announcement. If a prize is not claimed, another winner will be selected and contacted via email with further information.


Thursday Treats for Someone Sweet with Char

Hi everyone, 

I am currently swamped with homework and  overwhelmed with 8 hours of math alone. However, I wanted to take the time to share a recipe with you. Eating healthy has always been a big part of my life, limiting the number of treats I could eat. But, over the holidays, I made this cake with my mom. Everything in this cake is good for you and is loaded with anti-oxidants and healthy fats.

Image courtesy of Instagram:@dreliztratts
Image courtesy of Instagram:@dreliztratts


Lemon Raspberry Cheezecake.

I used a silicone heart shaped pan from IKEA. Whatever you choose as your mold, make sure it is silicone as your dessert will slide right out. I have quadrupled the recipe because the mold was so huge, but it served about 25 people.

Coconut Layer:

  • 4 cup raw cashews, soaked and rinsed
  • 1 cup cold pressed coconut oil
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 and 2/3 cup coconut cream
  • 1 cup organic rice malt syrup
  • juice of 1 whole lemon
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries

Raspberry Cream Layer

  • 4 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil
  • 4 cup raw cashews, soaked and rinsed
  • 4 cup coconut cream
  • 2 cups organic rice malt syrup
  • 2 packets of thawed pitaya for color

Coconut Layer

1. Using your food processor, blend the cashews until completely smooth. As smooth as possible.

2. Add the coconut oil, desiccated coconut, coconut cream, rice malt syrup, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and creamy. If it isn’t sweet enough add more rice syrup or a touch of stevia.

3. Fold in the raspberries and pour mixture into your silicone mold. Freeze for a few hours or, until set. Raspberry Cream Layer –

1. Using your food processor, blend the cashews until completely smooth.

2. Add the coconut oil, desiccated coconut, coconut cream, rice malt syrup, thawed pitaya and raspberries.

3.Blend until smooth and creamy.

4. Pour mixture over the top of the coconut cream layer, and freeze until set. When ready to serve, flip it over, and top with extra raspberries.

Chocolate Syrup

  • 1 and 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown rice syrup

Mix all ingredients with a whisk and carefully pour over chilled cake. It should set up immediately from the cold. Put in freezer to solidify the chocolate sauce.

Note: Please remember that this recipe was quadrupled for size. The mold I used was huge and needed a lot of volume. You can safely cut this in half and make two separate 8×8 silicone mold cakes. Extra silicone cupcake holders are excellent for surplus ingredients. Don’t forget to freeze on a level surface for a straight line otherwise the cake will freeze lopsided. Also, make sure you leave the cake out at surface temperature for about an hour from the freezer. Use a knife in hot water to cut.

Please follow me @Charvontratt for more healthy treats and motivation.

Enjoy this special Thursday treat.


Lots of love and sweetness,

Char ❤


Lady Code Meets Bella.Akt: Instagram’s Rising Beauty Guru

Happy -almost- weekend Lady Code! I started following @Bella.Akt on Instagram a while back, and I’ve kind of been keeping her a secret because she is SO amazing and so inspiring I wanted to keep her account to myself, kind of like when you find an awesome new song/artist and you don’t want everyone to know about them because you found them FIRST lol. Well, since she’s been featured on MAJOR accounts like Anastasia Beverly Hills and she is taking on the beauty world by a storm, I knew I had to get her to talk to Lady Code about her beauty tips, inspiration, and advice! Bella is one of the most gorgeous and talented girls I have seen on the gram, and what is shocking is that she is super down to earth, kind, and humble. Bella is unstoppable so be ready to see her rise to the top as a beauty influencer!

Meet Bella:
Hi I’m Bella…. And I’m addicted to sniffing eye shadows. Jk! I’m a 19-year-old girl and I’m all about creativity. I live in Denmark, which is a really small country in Europe. I’m obsesseeeed with my cat Navy, I buy her clothes so we can match lol.  I don’t have anything special to present about my life (I wish I had lol). I’m just a regular teenage girl trying to figure out life.



Makeup Guru: My favorite makeup artist/guru is definitely Mario (makeupbymario). His work is simply flawless. Most of my simple looks, are inspired by his work.
Beauty Blogger: There are soo many!! I love Hudabeauty, Marianna Hewitt, Lydia Millen. They’re all amazing bloggers. I love keeping up with them.
Eyeshadow Palette: All time favorite is the Morphe 35O palette because it basically got all the colors I need in my life.
Foundation: Many people think that I use a special/ expensive foundation. But I’m all about drugstore foundations. I love the Loréal Foundation Infallible Liquid 30 ml it got great coverage and it stays on all day
Mascara: Favorite mascara is once again from Loreal – Telescopic which I’m pretty sure is many peoples favorite.
Highlighter: I looove my Anastasia glowkit in ‘’Sun dipped’’ it got the perfect shades for a highlighter.
Brow Product: You can never go wrong with the Anastasia Beverly hills dipbrow pomade!
Hair Product: I’m all about natural ingredients. Coconut, almond, olive and Castor oil is GOLD for not only the hair on your head, but your lashes and brows!
Cream or Powder Contour? Cream. Mostly because I’ve got dry skin but I love the finish of cream contour. It looks more natural- dewy and flawless. Which I’m a big fan of.
Blush or Bronzer? Bronzer. I don’t feel like my makeup is done without my bronzer. & I rarely use blush.


What inspired you to get into the beauty industry?
I’ve always watched a lot of makeup/ DIY tutorials since I was 12 but I never thought I would get into the industry. I always got asked about how I do my makeup, what I use for this and that. That’s when I thought about it and started creating my own little world on Instagram.

Growing up, who was your beauty inspiration?
I grew up as a tomboy. I wasn’t into any beauty related things just 5 years ago. I’ve slowly gotten more and more into it because I’ve noticed the more creative side of myself.


You post some super creative looks that really stand out! What inspires your creativity? 
Thank you so much! Tbh I get inspired by EVERYTHING. You could put anything in front of me and I’ll start looking- thinking- and start creating a look. One thing I always do during my makeup as a tradition is, to listen to Lana Del Rey. Her voice, music, lyrics gets me going.

Do you have any interesting tips/tricks you can share with Lady Code?
Of course! They ultimate KEY to get the perfect pigmentation out of your eye shadow/bronzer or even your highlighter is to wet your brush just a tiny sprits before dabbing it into the product and you’ll see a huge difference immediately! I do it every time I highlight my face.


Which beauty product are you currently obsessing over?
I got sent this brow product from @Mywunderbrow and it’s waterproof y’all ! I recommend it to everyone! Especially for those who struggles with having thin brows and it takes them ages to fill their brows. This product will stay on for days! Imagine waking up and your brows are already done. #Winning
What is your go-to beauty look?
My go-to look everyday is looking like a homeless person. But when I’ve time and the energy I’m all about that bronzy, glowy-dewy look with natural eyes, meaning no mascara but sometimes with (it depends on my mood).


Are there any projects you have going on at the moment?
I’ve some stuff going on that I’m really excited about, but I cant tell anyone yet.

What is the best makeup advice you ever received:
Take care of your SKIN. You can’t have a flawless looking base if you don’t take care of your skin first. Have some days where you let your skin breath.


Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? 
Like many other people. I’ve noooo idea! I’m just going with the flow. Doing what I love and going hand in hand with my destiny.
LadyCode is all about women empowering women! Do you have any advice/words of encouragement for our readers/viewers? Girl. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! Remember to tell yourself that every single day. Don’t stand in front of the mirror and pick everything that you don’t like about yourself. Instead, pick everything you LOVE about yourself. Make your flaws into something unique because it makes you ORIGINAL. Don’t look at other girls and think that they’re better than you. Don’t doubt yourself. Don’t let the evil voices get to you. Don’t listen to your haters. DON’T LET THEM WIN! Be your own best friend NOT your own enemy!
Just be happy. Do whatever the heck you want to do. Follow your heart not people’s advices. DO YOU BOO! Live your life like nobody’s watching. Create your own destiny. #TheWinningTeam


Keep up with Bella:

Instagram: Bella.akt

Twitter: Bella.akt