LadyCode’s HOLIDAY 2017 Giveaway!

Hey dolls!

Today is THE day! My fall giveaway winners have been selected! Watch the video below to find out who won! I also announced my HOLIDAY 2017 giveaway and the prizes are Ahhhhhh-mazing! I picked out some of my favorite products for you to try for the holidays.

Watch the full video with prizes here:

Link to enter to win RANDOM prize pack via Gleam: https://goo.gl/txasVf

I chose to do a most active subscriber contest in addition to the randomly selected prize to keep everything fair, because there are so many ladies in LadyCode that represent what LadyCode is all about! Here are the rules to enter to win the most active subscriber prize:

  1. Follow @Lisa_Opie on Instagram and comment on the most recent posted photo with your favorite thing about ladycode
  2. Post this photo below on Instagram and use the hashtag #LadyCodeArmy and tag @Lisa_Opie & @LadyCodeOfficial in the photo, sharing that you entered the giveaway in your caption
  3. Consistently support LadyCode on the following platforms:
    1. Twitter: mention @lisa_opie and #ladycodearmy
    2. Snapchat: lisalopie
    3. Instagram: @Lisa_Opie, @ladycodeofficial, @theladycodeshop
    4. YouTube: Like/Comment/Share new videos posted
  4. That’s it! I LOVE getting to know you on social media and twitter parties are my favorite! Thank you to everyone who has been so amazing and supportive so far, we have truly created a community where we empower each other and I’m so proud to be a part of it!

This giveaway ends January 10, 2018 and the winners will be announced in the following giveaway announcement video!

 

Most active subscriber prizes:
Becca Cosmetics Apres Ski Face Palette
Artis Oval 3 Brush
Artis Circle 1r Brush
Artis Oval 6 Brush
Avon true color eyeshadow palette
Nude and red Ardell Beauty lipsticks
Avon lip liner
YSL Beauty all hours primer
e.l.f Blue lagoon holographic highlighter duo

Gleam.io Randomly Generated prizes:
Morphe 35o second nature palette
Artis Linear 1 brush
Artis Oval 7 brush
e.l.f lip definer and shaper
e.l.f mermaid tail holographic highlighter duo
Pink & purple ardell lipsticks
Looks to kill by Ardell Beauty lash, eye, and lip kit
Ouai haircare travel kit

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Messy Braided High Ponytail

Hey dolls! If you can’t tell by this late night post, I’m super jet lagged from Japan! Speaking of Japan, this hairstyle was totally inspired by Japanese street style with my own twist. I hope you enjoy this hair tutorial!

The lashes I’m wearing in this video are “Gemini” from the LadyCode Shop: https://goo.gl/lwfkZ7 use code QUEEN for free shipping! GoldiLuxe Extensions: https://goo.gl/HyBwyV Use code LADYCODE for $10 off!

In case you are new to hair, here are more in-depth videos on the techniques I used in the video above:

How to style a high ponytail with extensions:

How to tease hair:

I’m announcing my holiday giveaway along with my fall giveaway winners TOMORROW! See you right back here on LadyCode soon!

XOX

Lisa

 

 

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover 2017

It’s that time of year where we start shopping for the ones we love & care about! I put together this list of holiday gift ideas for someone who LOVES makeup & beauty!

Watch my holiday gift ideas video here:

Here are the items in order:

BECCA Cosmetics Apres Ski Glow Palette – $54

KEVYN AUCOIN Electro Pop Eyeshadow Palette – $57

YSL Beauty All Hours Primer -$58

The LadyCode Shop Gemini Lashes – $16

Use code “QUEEN” for free shipping!

ELF Cosmetics Stardust Glitter Eyeliner – $4

ECOTAN Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub – $34.95

ARTIS BRUSHES THE NEW CLASSICS – $100

DANIEL WELLINGTON CLASSIC PETITE – $159

Use code “DW15LISA” for 15% off!

What is on your holiday wish list? Let me know in the comments below!

XOX

 

How to Style a Sleek Middle Part with Straight Hair + Full Product List

Hey babes!

I hope you’re enjoying my hair tutorials! I love my new black hair and I’m having so much fun styling it. I’ve learned some tricks along the way that I’m going to share with you along with some products I can’t live without.

Here is the full tutorial on how to style a sleek middle part with straight hair:

Okay, so now that you have all the tips, here are my favorite products that I use to keep my hair sleek and healthy!

Products mentioned: Click on the images below to shop

Bumble and Bumble Save the Day Daytime Repair Fluid

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Hair Mask 

T3 Micro Singlepass Luxe 

Hair brush used is the boar bristle hairbrush from Sephora 

Ouai Memory Mist Heat Protectant 

Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream 

Pick comb (you can get this at a drugstore, the one I used in the video came with my Hidden Crown Hair Extensions)

Hidden Crown Hair

Hidden Crown Hair Extensions 

I’m also taking HUM Nutrition’s new Hair Sweet Hair supplements to help me grow my hair! These supplements taste AMAZING and they are Vegan, which I love since my seafood allergy prevents me from taking other hair supplements!

 

 

How to Create a Sleek High Ponytail with Volume || Clip In Hair Extensions

I’ve always loved the way a sleek, full high ponytail looks but I never tried the look on myself because I used to be insecure about my thin hair and crazy, uncontrollable hairline. I used to fill in my hairline with eyeshadow but I recently discovered an easier trick to conceal a thin hairline using root concealer spray or hair building fiber spray. Thanks to this trick and my hair extensions I can finally wear this look and feel 100% confident! I’ve been wearing this look for my major events so I wanted to film a tutorial showing exactly how I work the extensions in. I hope you try this look too!

PRODUCTS USED:

Rita Hazan Root Concealer Spray – Sephora
Toppik Hair Thickening Spray – Toppik.com
OUAI Rose Hair and Body Oil – Sephora
Hair Secrets Clip in Hair Extensions – hairsecretextensions.com
Hairspray
Bobby Pins 
2-3 Hair Ties
Hair brush

 

If you have struggled with thin/fine hair or wierdo hair lines like me, try these other ladycode videos and tutorials for more tips on how to feel 100% confident by creating the illusion of thicker, fuller hair!

How to make hair look fuller (use this technique only for special events-it is verry rough on your hair!)

Hair Secrets Extensions review/demo:

Best/worst hair extensions:

Update: Since I dyed my hair back to black I’m so happy to be using the Hair Secrets extensions again, I also got the Hidden Crown Extensions in my hair color and it is A-MAZING! I use the Hidden Crown halo style for my every day use!

Don’t forget to enter my current makeup giveaway if you haven’t already:

MAJOR FALL 2017 ANTI-HAUL: Products I am NOT purchasing

I skipped out on a LOT of makeup palettes recently including the Huda Beauty DESERT DUSK, Kylie Cosmetics PURPLE PALETTE, and the Fenty Beauty GALAXY palette. Watch the anti haul video below to find out why along with some great alternatives that I absolutely LOVE right now!

Products I regret buying this year:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

I thought I loved this palette at first but as I used it I realized that the product is chalky and the fallout is abnormally excessive. It is not worth the $42 and I’m so sad because I used to love Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette

This was the second palette from ABH that arrived broken! I got a replacement and did this review:

The colors are bland and the black was TERRIBLE! There was no pigment and I have not used this palette since I filmed the tutorial. ugh.

Kylie Take Me On Vacation Palette

This palette was a major waste of money. I ended up sending this to one of my subscribers because it was not for me. I think the colors were too light and transparent, and at this point I am just over Kylie Cosmetics in general.

MY FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS RIGHT NOW:

My ride or die palette right now is the Morphe 35o 2 Second Nature palette. The colors are so pigmented it is unreal and they blend like butter! I can’t live without this palette

I also love:

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in Fawn (no.5)

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color in Rose Gold

Ardell Beauty Brow Pens and Liquid Lip Liners

Fenty Beauty Foundation and contour sticks

Cover FX Translucent powder

What are your favorite beauty products right now? What products are you not buying, and which ones do YOU regret buying? Let me know in the comments below!

XOX

Lisa

 

 

Bratislava Travel Blog || Miss Universe Slovakia with La Casa Hermosa

The pageant world is so amazing because it’s all about the empowerment of women and it’s a global thing so it gives me the opportunity to travel all over the world! Iva Ivanova, the owner of La Casa Hermosa called me about a month ago to tell me that she needed me to go to Bratislava, Slovakia with her for the Miss Universe Slovakia pageant. If you asked me a month ago where I would want to go in the world, Slovakia would not be at the top of my list because I know nothing about it. I am so glad my career brought me there because my experience in Slovakia was amazing! Watch my full Bratislava, Slovakia Vlog here:

We spent the first two days sightseeing in Bratislava. 

Shirt & Backpack: ZARA Madrid
Faux Fur Coat: ZARA Lincoln Road
Shoes: Fashion Nova

That evening we went to SKY bar in Bratislava which was gorgeous! They had amazing food and drinks, fresh squeezed juices (I had a mixed juice drink called Bax Bunny), and incredible views of the city. I recommend making reservations because this place is always full.

Day 2, the day of the Miss Universe Slovakia finals, we went to watch the rehearsals for a little bit before getting ready. I liked seeing the rehearsals because you can get a peek of the show in a relaxed environment. We met up with Georgina Vaughan, the official photographer of Miss USA, Miss Slovak Republic, and now Miss Universe, her friends Jaffet, and the Miss Universe Slovakia staff at the rehearsals.

The finals night made us feel like princesses in a castle! Everything was so glam and luxurious! Since Iva’s company, La Casa Hermosa is the official gown sponsor of Miss Universe Slovakia, we got VIP seating (and treatment!) for the event. This pageant was like watching a TV show because they shared the entire process on how they selected the finalists in a production. Unlike traditional pageants, there was not top 5, or on stage question. The evening gown portion was pre-taped beautifully.

Iva wanted an edgy hairstyle so got creative with her hair and did a sleek pulled back look on her. I think the hair style really highlighted her earrings and La Casa hermosa gown!

I rarely wear my hair up but I wanted to do a clean and edgy look too so I decided to show off my new black hair with a high pony full of extensions!

Miss Universe Slovakia 2017 is Vanessa Bottanova! She won in my absolute favorite gown ever! Every time I go to La Casa Hermosa I adore it and wish I could get it lol! Iva let me try on the dress after the pageant and I didn’t want to take it off.

The next day, we went to Vienna Austria because it’s a quick, 1 hour train ride from Bratislava! Watch out Vienna Vlog here:

We were also blessed with a 22 hour layover in Brussels so we went out sightseeing in Belgium!

I have my next international trip booked-Can you guess where we are going? Hint: It’s in Asia

I can’t wait to share my next travel vlog with you!

XX

Lisa

Morphe 35O 2 Palette Review & Tutorial!

I’ve tried hundreds of eyeshadow palettes, but I realized I seriously had no idea what a good palette was until I tried the new Morphe 35o2 eyeshadow palette. This palette features a phenomenal range of highly pigmented shadows, from light highlight colors to pitch black, and every shade you need to blend in between. Red is known to bring out any eye color so this palette is universally appealing for everyone!

The best part is the price.. its less than $30. Unbelievable.

Watch my full tutorial followed by a Morphe 35o2 review in the video on LadyCode below:

I completed the whole look with “Gemini” lashes from my holiday collection on the LadyCode Shop.Click here to shop LisaLASHES

Don’t forget to subscribe to the LadyCode YouTube channel if you haven’t already because I’m giving away TONS of makeup right now, and I’ll be giving away a Morphe 35o2 palette in my next giveaway!

Enjoy your weekend my loves!

Lisa

Brussels, Belgium Travel Blog

My second vlog following my Vienna, Austria vlog is my Brussels, Belgium trip! Our trip to Europe was all about La Casa Hermosa and Miss Universe Slovakia (my Slovakia vlog is next!), but since we wanted to explore we took advantage of our TWENTY hour layover-Slay-over in Brussels. This was my first time flying Brussels airlines and it was ok, the planes were pretty dated so I got nervous when there was turbulence but the food and service was great! Watch my full Brussels Travel Vlog below:

We stayed in Brussels for the night and since the trip was so rushed, we didn’t do a lot of sightseeing but we did go to the Atomium, which is like Belgium’s Eiffel Tower and got some pictures! After the Atomium we were starving so we went to the city center for dinner. We both had traditional Belgian food at a cute restaurant called Orts. We were wide awake from jet lag, so after dinner we had some drinks (I rarely drink but Brussels was a good reason to drink :)) at the bar in a restaurant called Spago. After that, we got hot chocolate at McDonalds and walk around. There was so much to see and so many cute restaurants! By the way, McDonalds in Europe is amazing! The food is actually really good and the one in Belgium had Macarons on the menu. I thought that was so awesome!

Here is my Vienna Vlog in case you missed it!

Up next is my Slovakia Vlog! I can’t wait to share it with you because Bratislava was super magical.

XOX

Lisa

 

Vienna, Austria Travel Blog

Hey dolls!

As you may know I have been traveling all over Europe. The purpose of my trip was to promote La Casa Hermosa at Miss Universe Slovakia 2017, but the competition was one evening and we had so much time to explore Europe! We decided to take a day (more like half day) trip to Vienna, Austria, which was only an hour train ride away from where we were staying in Bratislava.

Here is the full Vienna Travel Vlog so you can live the experience with me!

Since it is late October, the weather was pretty chilly but it wasn’t freezing. I had a light faux fur coat on and I never got cold. Iva Ivanova, the owner of La Casa Hermosa, had a relative in Vienna and he was so sweet-he spent the day with us showing us everything to see in Vienna. Again, the trip was super rushed but I feel like we had just enough time! I know I want to come back and stay longer at some point, and of course meet some of my LadyCode sisters in Vienna!