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Beauty Files | Sunday Riley

January 26, 2015
I’m a huge fan of discovering and testing out new products that can shake up my skincare routine in a progressive way. One of my latest and brightest finds in this department is the luxury skincare brand Sunday Riley. I have been regularly using their Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer for two weeks and already my skin has seen a positive difference. It’s almost as if my skin can actually breathe more! This super sheer primer feels extremely lightweight, with just the tiniest splash of color that still seems to cover up any extra redness I have. I slasher a light layer of it over my daily moisturizer and then just finish off with some concealer for a simple weekend face. This might seem a little too bare for most, but I always believe that the most important part of feeling good about the way you look starts with the foundation of your skin. Once you have that, everything else is just extra. Maybe just a quick curl of the lashes and a filled-in brow, that’s it. 
A bonus of this tinted primer is that it is fortified with Rejuvenox, an antioxidant complex that helps oxegenize and plump up the skin by reducing and neutralizing the amount of free radicals that cause damage and aging. Hey, I’m all for that! I love science!
Check out some of the other Sunday Riley products that I have been using lately, as well šŸ™‚
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Beauty Files | That Smokey Eye

January 15, 2015
Guess what guys?? 2015 is going to bringing on a whole new lot of beauty content on the blog. Get ready to get puuuurtyyyyy. Basically flaunt what you got, just accentuate it! Excited to start sharing some easy girl-on-the-go makeup looks that you don’t have to be a makeup pro to do yourself. Because trust me, if I can do it, you can, too. Let’s start the year off with something subtle yet smokey. I’ve always admired the Hollywood actresses who rock the red carpet with a sexy yet perfect swipe of charcoal across their lids. Sadly, I’ve never before been able to recreate the look in quite the same way myself. I always just ended up looking messy, undone and a little bruised. AKA not cute. So I veered away from doing up the eyes too dark, even on nights when I’ve wanted to feel a little sexier than usual. 
So here is my latest attempt, and I think I’ve finally found the key to smokey eye happiness! Thank’s to L’Oreal’s Infallible Smokissime powder eyeliner. The sponge dip applicator makes it super easy. I use the tip of the point applicator to add a darker swipe of black along my lash line. Then I use the side of the applicator (which acts like a smudger) to gently blend the color upwards towards the outer points of my eyes. You can use your finger, as well, if you want to be even more careful and to have more control over the intensity of the smokey look. And the color didn’t move at all throughout the day thanks to some Smashbox primer on my lids (helps keep the level of grease down). 
A swipe of super sheer nude gloss, full brows and a natural glow on the cheeks with a baked blush is all I need to finish off the look. 
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And there you go! A subtly intense smokey eye that translates well for both day and night, depending on the lip you go for! Stay tuned for the next issue of Beauty Files!
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MAC Matte | Sin

October 27, 2014
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M.A.C. Matte Lipstick in Sin // SHOP HERE
Giant Lion stone earring
SCOSHA hollow wrap silver ring
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In the fall, I subconsciously gravitate towards darker tones. On my sweaters, my shoes, my choice of drink, and of course my lips. And not just because Halloween is around the corner and I’m trying to scare trick-or-treaters with my witchy tendencies. In actuality, we are slowly losing our natural summer glow and now need something new to replace it with. Forget the faux bronze gel . . . it’s all about the contrast this season. Paler skin against a darker lip is eerie and mysterious. Boys may not kiss you until it rubs off at the end of the night, but girls will think you’re cool, and that counts, too. MAC’s Sin is as sexy as a glass of red wine, and as regal as a black rose. All I need extra to add to my look is a swipe of liner for a “cat-eye”, and some light blush. Viola! A haunting look for the season.

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Vaseline Intensive Care | Cure For Winter Skin

October 21, 2014

Winter is such a burden on our skin, and especially on someone’s as sensitive as mine, which is why I’m getting a head start on prepping my skin for the polar months ahead of us. I grew up with my mother preaching me the positive effects of moisturizing in the winter time, if not all the time! And VaselineĀ® was always in the bathroom cabinet in our household. It still is! And it still works its magic just as well as it did back in the day, but actually even better thanks to VaselineĀ® Intensive CareTM – a range of lotions that go beyond basic moisturization to deeply moisturize to heal dry skin. The new line is made up of a very special blend of humectants (to draw water into the skin), and healing micro-droplets of VaselineĀ® Jelly (to lock moisture in). Like original VaselineĀ® Jelly, these micro-droplets are highly refined, and 100% pure. Together, the humectants and VaselineĀ® Jelly micro-droplets in the lotions work to deliver a range of moisturization needs. I personally prefer the Intensive CareTM Advanced Repair Fragrance Free because I can actually feel it working as soon as I apply it, and my skin feels soft and supple for a long time afterwards. And I go for Fragrance Free because I can make sure that irritation won’t be a problem at all.
Winter is already rough. We don’t need anything else to make it any rougher.  VaselineĀ® Intensive CareTM will make sure that isn’t a problem. That and a hot cup of cocoa, of course! 
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