Lather Me Up!

Ok, so I have to say that I am a little disappointed with what I am about to write but I gotta give y’all the truth! A few months ago I received a sample of DevaCurl No-Poo (that means no … Continue reading

Mic check…is this thing on?

Was I seriously MIA for 5 months?! How does that even happen? I don’t have an answer to that question but who cares! I’m back people so I hope you’re ready. To kick off my return, I’m going to do … Continue reading

Santa Clause is Coming to Town

For the next month or so, I will be featuring Christmas gift ideas for all of those special people in your life.

Since this is a beauty blog, I have to start by featuring an amazing case of goodies from Sephora. I received something similar to this a few years back but this makeup train case is just beyond! It really puts the one I received to shame.

Included in this case are:

– 64 x waterproof eye shadow
– 12 x longwear cream eyeliner
– 6 x eye top coat
– 6 x lip top coat
– 48 x lip gloss
– 3 x blush
– 6 x multi-purpose cream for eye, cheek, and lip
– 3 x multi-purpose luminizer
– 3 x makeup brush
– Mirror

This case is a great start for those of you wanting to branch out with your typical makeup routine. It has some great, vibrant colors but also includes safe options. Good luck experimenting!

Just Like the Celebs

Love Khloe Kardashian’s lip color? If so, you too can rock this look. Thanks to her makeup artist, Rob Scheppy (@robscheppy), for Instagraming so we can all get this beautiful purply, pink color all to ourselves. It is called Violet Fatale by Tom Ford and I for one love it!

Pop of Color

I find there is no better tip to make my eyes pop than lining my waterline. As I mentioned in my previous post here, when I line my lower lash line with a dark color, it tends to makes my eyes look much smaller and I look tired but sometimes I still want that definition so I line my waterline instead.

I know most people use black in order to do this, which I use most of the time too, but my favorite tip is to line ONLY your waterline with a colored liner. Now, I am not a fan of lining with too contrasting of a color (think a seafoam green with black liner) but I LOVE using a deep purple, emerald green and one of my absolute favorites,  Navy!

A couple of my favorite colored liners are from Sonia Kashuk’s line at Target. The purple liner is called Purple Passion and the Navy is called Sapphire.

Here are a couple of examples to show this pop of color! The top photo used emerald green and the bottom used purple.

Allure’s 31 Days of Best of Beauty

Today’s Best of Beauty feature is from the oh-so-wonderful Bare Minerals. When I am really wanting make my skin super flawless, I actually use their Ready Powder Foundation over my liquid foundation. I know, this product already is a foundation but it really takes your skin to another level when used over a base. Now, I wouldn’t use the blunt cut brush, which is great for full coverage, but I would use a fluffier powder brush for a lighter application. Trust me, you will thank me!

This tip isn’t for the everyday look but is useful for special occasions. Luckily all those holiday parties are just around the corner so use this tip to really impress your friends and co-workers!

 

 

Allure’s 31 Days of Best of Beauty

Being a fair skinned girl, there is nothing that makes me look fresher than a spray tan. I love spray tans! I typically even get spray tans in the summertime because I don’t really like to lay out. I get bored after 30 minutes and because I am fair, it takes a lot longer than 30 minutes to get tan. 10 minutes with and airbrush tanner and wallah, it’s like I have been to the Bahamas for a week!

In between my spray tans, I like to use Jergens Natural Glow lotion to elongate the life of my tan. This lotion really is amazing! It gives you the most natural looking color and best part, it doesn’t streak! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Jergens Natural Glow now has Sun Protection. Now we can tan and protect our skin from the sun. Love it!

 

Celeb Look for Less!

I think we can all agree that Taylor Swifts makeup looks GORG on the cover of this months Glamour Magazine but the best part about it is that some of the products used to create this cover look are from CoverGirl! Only a few CoverGirl items were listed in the magazine but I am going to list all the products you can use to achieve the same look. Let’s all celebrate this celeb look for less!

Here is a rundown:

Mascara – CoverGirl LashBlast 24HR Mascara in Very Black

Eyebrows – CoverGirl Brow & Eye Makers Pencil

Eyeshadow – CoverGirl Queen Collection Single Eyeshadow in Fire It Up

Cheeks – Classic Blush in Iced Plum

Lips – CoverGirl Queen Collection in Paint the Town

Foundation – CoverGirl NaturLuxe Silk Foundation

Powder – TRUblend Minerals Loose Powder

Allure’s 31 Days of Best of Beauty

First, sorry I missed two days of Allure’s Best Beauty Buys but I was out of town and was just having too much fun running around Washington D.C. with good friends to post anything 🙂 I am back now so you have my full attention!

Today’s spotlight is on NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. This pencil has the perfect consistency, not too dry and not too soft and all colors are a matte finish which is perfect for fall! Grab your wallets and head to your nearest NARS retailer to grab this fall beauty essential. There is an array of colors which makes it easy for everyone to find the perfect match!

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Allure’s 31 Days of Best of Beauty

Being a curly haired girl living in the state of Florida, I am no stranger to frizz and frizz and I are not friends! The funny thing is, frizz really likes me a lot but I do not like frizz so our relationship has never worked out. I am hoping that this product is the therapy we need so we can finally make things work out.

WHAT IT IS:
A frizz-fighting conditioning cream

WHAT IT DOES:
Blocks humidity, battles frizz, and smooths flyaways without weighing hair down

KEY INGREDIENTS:
PolyFleuroEster (frizz tamer)

HOW IT FEELS/SMELLS/LOOKS:
This white cream absorbs instantly and has a powdery citrus scent.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
This lightweight cream helps unruly hair relax, even in 99 percent humidity; it smooths, seals, and conditions without any grease or gunk.