Friday, September 21, 2012

Eye Tutorial: Cranberry Pumpkin Spice

Hello again,
I recently have been loving that we are approaching fall and all the fun colors and come with. I decided to make a eye tutorial for y'all using cranberry and pumpkin colors to signify FALL! I hope you all enjoy!

Want the makeup brushes that I use for this tutorial? Heres the link to Sigma: use coupon code: SB2012 till the end of september to get 10% off

Products used:
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
LA Colors Star Gaze Palette in CHI- color is the fifth from the left on the top row
LA Colors Star Gaze Palette in CHI- color is the fourth from the left in bottom row
Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Smokey Cinnamon

Brushes used:
Elf "C" Brush
Sigma E 25
Sonia Kashiuk Dome brush

Where to buy the LA colors palette:

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Beauty Tips & Tricks

Hello hello,
I recently discovered some awesome beauty tips and tricks that I thought some of you would be interested in!  These beauty tips & tricks vary from tips in hair, nails, and skin care. Hope y'all enjoy!

1. After painting your nails, immerse your nails in ice water for as long as possible but try for 3 minutes. This will harden your polish, help remove the excess polish you may have gotten on your skin, and help from chipping.

2. Use a wide tooth comb to prevent split ends after you get out of the shower.

3. Use lotion around the finger nails when painting your finger nails to prevent getting it on the skin. If you use the lotion and you get some nail polish on the skin, its so easy to just wipe it away!

4. Use a mixture of lemon juice and water to help lighten your hair, to help develop the color all you need is SUN!

5. Apply vaseline on the lashes at night of course after you get all your eye makeup off to help thicken, soften, and lenghten your lashes.

6. Apply vaseline to the eyebrow and eyebrow area when you want to pluck your eyebrows in order to ease the process because it softens the hair!

7. Use a dryer sheet to help tame static and frizz in your hair. (mmmm bounce!)

8. Use cool cucumbers over the eyes to help reduce puffiness

9. Don't cake on your foundation because that's what concealer is for ladies!

10. Use a rubberband to get the perfect french tip on your nails.

11. Spray perfume on your hair brush and run it through your hair because the perfume will last longer on the hair than on the skin.

12. Spray hairspray on the eyebrow brush instead of clear mascara to help tame your eyebrows and keep them in place!

13. Use conditioner to shave your legs instead of soap to help prevent razor burn and help moisturize.

14. Use concealer around the eyebrows and lips to have crisp lines and help prevent feathering.

15. If you ran out of dry shampoo you can use a little baby powder to help decrease the greasiness and smelliness of your hair, just be sure to rub in well and brush through so you don't have a grey cast to your hair.

16. If you have hair spray or dry shampoo store them upside down, you will get more out of the bottle

I hope this helped and if you guys have any tips and tricks definitely let me know cause I'm always interested!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Review: Mario Badescu Facial Spray

For those of you that have never heard of Mario Basdescu, he produces great skin care products that are suited for multiple skin types. The Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater is by far the best thing I have tried from this brand so far. It comes in a 4 oz bottle, very simple packaging which is another thing I love about this product. This facial spray can be used on all skin types whether you are dry, combination or oily. I specifically use this facial spray in the morning as a toner so I just spray it on my face and use a cotton pad to remove any excess dirt and oil on my face before I put on moisturizer. In addition, I will spray it on my face after I have washed it to add extra moisture because I have super dry skin. AND you can use it as a makeup setting spray! You can buy it at Ulta for only $7! How crazy is that basically a three in one product for only $7 plus it beats out Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. This spray does NOT contain alcohol such as the Urban Decay setting sprays, therefore, for those with sensitive skin this will work perfectly.

How this product has changed my skin: Since using this product, it has improved my skin tremendously. My skin is evening out in color, it is less red, my blemishes are disappearing, and my face has been really moisturized. As for setting your makeup, I put on some concealer and MAC Studio Fix Powder before I went to soccer to put it to the test and it held up amazing. Even though I was sweating like a pig, my makeup stayed in place and when I got home, I looked the same as when I left. This is now a staple in my everyday skin care routine and I consider it a HOLY GRAIL product!

Pros (at least for my skin): 
  • Moisturizing
  • Helps redness and blemishes
  • Removes extra dirt and oil (toner)
  • Evens out skin tones
  • Sets makeup
Cons (for some people):
  •  Smells like roses but dissipates fast! (I actually like the smell!)
  • Adds moisture for if you have oily skin this may not be the best
Everyone should definitely try this product out especially since its a great price! Hope this helps on your skin care search for amazing products.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Eye Tutorial For the Fall

Hello hello,
Thought this might be helpful for some of you who need some inspiration for fall. Heres a simple eye look using one Maybelline Eye Studio quad in Smokey Cinnamon. Its limited edition so if you like it definitely buy it ASAP!

Want some great makeup brushes check out: use coupon code: SB2012 to save 10% off during the month of September

Products used:
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Maybelline Eye Studio in Smokey Cinnamon
Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline the Falsies mascara

Disclaimer: All products were purchased with my own money.