17 Jan 2015

Bubblegum Spring Makeup & Giveaway

It's been such amazing spring-like weather here recently, so I was in the mood to create a really fun and colorful look for the upcoming season. Somehow these colors remind me of candy or bubblegum! You be the judge...

Keep reading to see more, and watch my video tutorial how to achieve this look!

8 Dec 2014

Makeup Event in Basel, Switzerland

In partnership with Vichy, I will be appearing at Manor Basel, doing make-overs and a live demonstration using Dermablend products on a model, followed by a meet & greet session.

Manor Department Store
Greifengasse 22, Basel
I will be in the Sanovit Corner in the beauty department

Friday December 12, 2014: 14:30 - 17:00 17:30 - 20:00

*Live Makeup demonstration followed by fan Meet & Greet and photo session*
from 18:00 to 20:00 hours

Saturday, December 13, 2014: 12:00 - 18:00

Feel free to drop by, and make sure to be there for the live tutorial on a model which will be recorded for my Youtube channel, followed by a fun Meet & Greet where we can talk and take pictures together! See you there! :)


In Partnerschaft mit Vichy bin ich zu Gast bei Manor Basel, wo ich Kundinnen ein Makeup offerieren werde. Ich werde auch eine Schmink Demonstration an einem Model durchführen, gefolgt von einem Meet & Greet mit euch.

Greifengasse 22, Basel
Ich bin in der Sanovit Ecke in der Beauty Abteilung

Freitag 12 Dezember, 2014: 14:30 - 17:00 17:30 - 20:00

*Live Makeup Session, danach ein Meet & Greet mit mir*
von 18:00 to 20:00 hours

Samstag 13 Dezember, 2014: 12:00 - 18:00

Ich freue mich wenn ihr vorbei kommt, und umbedingt für die Make-up Vorführung vorbei schauen! Diese Session wird für mein Youtube Kanal mit einem professionellen Kamera Team aufgezeichnet. Danach können wir mit einander plaudern, und du kannst auch gern mit mir ein Bild machen als Erinnerung. Bis dann! :)

Möchtest du mein Model sein? Hier bewerben!

3 Dec 2014

Win a Make-Over by Me and appear on my Youtube channel!

Do you want to appear in one of my upcoming Youtube videos, filmed by a professional film crew, and get a complete make-over by me? Then read on! (Für Deutsch, bitte siehe unten!)

I'm pleased to announce my partnership with Vichy for an exclusive event at Manor department store in Basel, Switzerland! I will be doing make-overs using products from Vichy and their highly acclaimed Dermablend line, showing clients how to achieve wonderful skin, even for those that have skin issues. This line of skin makeup products is known in the professional world to give very high coverage.

For this event, we are looking for one very special lady to be my model, who will get a complete make-over by me! During your make-over I will give you lots of tips how to achieve a beautiful complexion using Vichy products; meanwhile, a professional camera team will be filming the entire process to document your transformation. This video will then appear on my Youtube channel, where you will be the star of the show. Our ideal candidate does not need to have "model" features, in fact, we are looking for someone who maybe has some skin issues (scarring, acne, birthmarks, etc.) that they would want to have magically "erased" with the Vichy Dermablend range.

Interested? Here's how to apply*:

Send an email to juliavichy@gmail.com with your full name and age, your phone number, a description of why you think you would make the ideal Vichy Dermablend candidate, and what skin issues you are battling with. If you could include a picture of yourself without makeup, even better! (This is not mandatory but would greatly help us to select the ideal candidate.)

The filming of the segment starts at 6:00 pm at Manor Basel, Switzerland on Friday, December 12, 2014. You would need to be present at this time for about 2 hours maximum. You must arrange for any transportation to the location yourself.

The winner will receive a make-over by myself, appear on my Youtube channel, and also receive a surprise gift bag from Vichy cosmetics.

I look forward to your applications! The candidate will be contacted by email and/or phone that you have provided. Your details will be kept completely confidential of course!

*You must be 18 years or older to apply. If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany you to the filming session. Your person will appear in a video on my Youtube channel, to which you forego all legal rights and claim to. No legal action may be taken against myself in connection with this contest for any reason. No monetary compensation may be claimed. Sorry for this legal jargon but I have to protect myself, you never know on the Internet. ;)


Ich freue mich meine Kooperation mit Vichy an einem exklusiven Event im Manor Basel, Schweiz bekannt zu geben. Ich werde an diesem Event ein Hauttyp-abgestimmtes Makeup offerieren, und euch die renommierten Produkte von Vichy und Dermablend näher bringen. Die Dermablend Produkte verhelfen auch Personen mit Hautproblemen den idealen Teint zu erreichen, und sind unter professionellen Visagisten für ihre hohe Deckkraft sehr beliebt.

Für dieses besondere Event suchen wir eine Kandidatin, die für mich als Model agieren wird, und dabei ein passendes Makeup von mir bekommt. Dieses Make-over wird von einem professionellen Kamera Team begleitet, welches deine "Verwandlung" dokumentieren wird. Dieses Video wird dann auf meinem Youtube Kanal ausgestrahlt, wo du der Star sein wirst! Unsere ideale Kandidatin muss keine Modelmasse mitbringen, ganz im Gegenteil: Hautprobleme wie zum Beispiel Akne, Muttermale oder starken Rötungen sind kein Nachteil. Ich möchte dir gerne zeigen, wie du diese Zonen mit Vichy perfekt abdecken kannst.

Interesse geweckt? Dann bewirb dich*:

Schicke ein email an juliavichy@gmail.com mit deinem Name und Alter, deine Telefonnummer, und beschreibe deine Hautprobleme. Wenn du ein Bild von dir ungeschminkt mitsenden kannst, wäre das umso besser! (Dies ist nicht zwingend, aber es hilft uns, die ideale Kandidatin zu finden.)

Das Segment wird am 12. Dezember 2014 im Manor Basel, Schweiz um 18:00 Uhr gefilmt, und dauert maximal 2 Stunden, wo du vor Ort sein müsstest. Deine Anreise bitte selber organisieren.

Die Gewinnerin bekommt einen kostenlosen Schmink Termin und Beratung mit mir, wird auf meinem Youtube Kanal erscheinen, und als Dankeschön ein tolles Geschenke-Set von Vichy mitgegeben.

Ich freue mich auf deine Bewerbung! Die Gewinnerin wird per email und/oder Telefon kontaktiert. Alle persönlichen Daten werden von mir strengst geheim gehalten.

*Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Personen 18 Jahre oder älter. Unter 18 musst du zum Film-Termin von einem Elternteil oder Erwachsene Person begleitet werden. Deine Person wird auf meinem Youtube Kanal in einem Video erscheinen, alle Rechte für das entstehende Video gehören mir, Julia Graf. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.

25 Nov 2014

Kim Kardashian Makeup Look

Recently Kim Kardashian has appeared in the press a lot due to her very controversial (and very photoshopped) Paper Magazine nude cover and photoshoot. I, however, think she looked so much better and more refined at a recent product launch party in London.


I really enjoyed the makeup look she wore here, so I though I would recreate it!

Keep reading to see more!

13 Nov 2014

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

I'm a big fan of soups in the colder months of the year. They're fast and easy to make, and you can really get creative with with ingredients you use and a great way to eat the cold climate vegetables that are in season now.

I was honestly never a fan of chicken noodle soup because every time I've had it it's been out of a can. I just never made it myself! A couple weeks ago I thought I really need to change that sad reality, so I whipped up my own version. I loved it, and so did my fiancé. I've made it a few times since then so I thought I'd share my recipe so you can try it too and see if you like it as much as we do.

Watch my video tutorial below how to make it, and all the ingredients you will need!

10 Nov 2014

MAC Heirloom Mix Review & Swatches

Hello world! Today I have some of the pieces from the MAC Heirloom Mix collection to show you, which is coming out for the holiday season - available in November 2014. I only have 4 pieces from an obviously much larger collection, but I wanted to give my opinion on the products I do have.

Keep reading for more pictures and the review!

28 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: Marie Antoinette

Here it is, my personal "crowning glory" of this year's Halloween videos. I give you Marie Antoinette, post-beheading with a re-attached head in the Afterlife!!

When I began to develop the concept for this video, I knew I wanted to do a different spin on Marie Antoinette than many looks out there for this historical figure. I didn't want to go down that stylized, over-the-top cartoonish look popularized through movies; rather, I still wanted an element of realness to the former Queen of France.

Keep reading for all the details, more pics, and the tutorial...

17 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: Black Widow / Victorian Ghost

I'm not trying to toot my own horn, but I absolutely love this look so much! Looooove! Can I please walk around like this every day and it be totally normal? There's something so chic about alabaster skin, dark makeup, and a veil. I definitely need to get some kind of a fascinator veiled hat pronto, because I totally want to wear this in real life. Hah!

14 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: The Sorceress (Purple Witch)

I had so much fun creating this Evil Sorceress look for my Halloween video series. I've had many requests to do a purple witch look (I did a green sexy witch look years ago which you can see here) and I wanted to turn this one into a sorceress. What's the difference, you say? Well, I always thought Sorceresses were more high class than witches, but what do I know? LOL!!

Watch my video tutorial below to see how to recreate this look, and how it looks with my full costume. I have a 20% off coupon code for you if you're still shopping around for a Halloween costume online, woo yay! I hope you enjoy this one - what are you dressing up as this year?

10 Oct 2014

90s Makeup: Matte & Brown Tones Revisited

Remember the 90s? Supermodels, iconic Covergirl and Revlon makeup ads, baggy pants, vests, pendant necklaces and some pretty questionable music styles (aside from grunge, which was awesome, RIP Kurt Cobain).

90s makeup, on the other hand, has a pretty terrible reputation nowadays. Drab everything-brown tones, brown lipstick, noticeable lipliner with light lipstick. But there were also some pretty iconic looks, be it from supermodels like Cindy Crawford, or from TV shows like Beverly Hills 90201, Star Trek The Next Generation, etc.

I wanted to revisit the 90s with this look, but also make it slightly updated and wearable for present day. Here's what I came up with!

8 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: Ripped & Stapled Mouth

Halloween isn't all about looking cute and sexy, some people prefer the darker and scarier looks, so here's an especially gruesome one: The Chelsea Grin! This is a form of torture where a small incision is made on the side of the mouth, then the victim is inflicted severe pain, causing him or her to scream, tearing the sides of the mouth. Fantastic!!

Kidding, obviously.

I modified the classic chelsea grin to make it look like the sides of the ripped mouth has been stapled up again.

This is my first time trying a full blown special effects makeup look. I did a trial run to get some practice with the materials, but obviously I'm not perfect at it yet. I made a few errors here which I'll correct for my next SFX look I'm planning. I'm just excited to do more of these looks and improve my technique. We all have to start somewhere! I always found special FX makeup super intimidating, but I think just like regular makeup, you just need the right tools and products, and then practice, practice, practice... It was so much fun to do a really bloody and gory Halloween look!

5 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: Poison Ivy

It's Halloween season on my channel, and I am so excited to kick things off with my first look, this time I'm doing DC Comics super villainess POISON IVY! She's green and mean, and this costume will definitely be a head-turner in a crowd!

I had so much fun doing Poison Ivy's look, and this look has been so frequently requested over the years that I knew it was time to finally do it.

I hope you love this look! Do you know what you're dressing up as this Halloween?