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MAC Matte | Sin

October 27, 2014
M.A.C. Matte Lipstick in Sin // SHOP HERE
Giant Lion stone earring
SCOSHA hollow wrap silver ring
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 Vaseline® 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 Vaseline® 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 Vaseline® Jelly (to lock moisture in). Like original Vaseline® Jelly, these micro-droplets are highly refined, and 100% pure. Together, the humectants and Vaseline® 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.  Vaseline® Intensive CareTM will make sure that isn’t a problem. That and a hot cup of cocoa, of course! 
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Gold Rush | Beauty Tutorial

October 9, 2014
Makeup isn’t my area of expertise, but I know what I like (au natural) and I do like to experiment from time to time. Quality beauty products are also important to me, especially since I have sensitive skin prone to breakouts. I don’t want to just slop any old anything onto my face. Stila has been a makeup favorite of mine for years, so look forward to more beauty posts featuring the brand coming soon. With the holidays around the corner, we have more reason to dress up and get fancy, and that goes for our beauty routine and not just our wardrobe. What better time of the year to get sparkly than the holidays, eh? Even if I am deciding to go a little more outrageous with my beauty routine, a neutral color palette is still my go-to. In my eyes, gold is also a neutral, just more vibrant than normal. Just a dash of it and instantly so much more is added to your look. It brightens up my hazel eyes, and that’s why I love to play around with it. My love for gold inspired today’s Gold Rush beauty tutorial post. 
This is what I used (all makeup by Stila):
Now let’s get started:
A dash of Convertible Color on my lips and cheeks, and finished off with a light layer of powder . . . and there you have it. A fresh and simple look for the fall and winter that still feels glam. Now you can be a Gold Dust Woman for real.
Now, tell me what you think. Do you guys want to see more of these type of posts on the blog? I have a lot of fun working on them, that’s for sure 🙂

Forever 21 Beauty | Tropical

August 19, 2014

It’s nearing the end of summer, but to me everyday is another day for a brighter and bolder beauty looks. I’m usually more of a bare faced, au natural sort of gal when it comes to what I put on my face, but every once in a while I like to go for something that screams summer with a quick glance. This tropical-inspired beauty look is super easy to do. Very colorful but definitely not too much. See below to find out how to get the look all with Forever 21’s Love & Beauty collection. 

 1. Start with a bare clean face. Remember to use sunscreen or a BB cream that contains SPF. No burning is allowed over here. Cover up any skin tone unevenness with Love & Beauty’s Creamy Concealer. It offers the perfect amount of coverage while still letting your skin breathe.

2. Dab on a light layer of Pressed Powder all over to create a good base for the look. Adding some to your eyelids will also help keep the eye color you will be putting on from melting off too quickly.

3. Time for the bronzer! I like to use my fingers to apply bronzer to the apples of my cheeks, a little on my forehead and tip of the nose for a natural looking, sun kissed look. I used the Classic Bronzer Compact

4. Add a layer of shimmery Cream Eye Shadow. I used the color Gilded here. It’s a  creamy, opulent white that brightens up the eyes and gives a hint of that wet look that everyone loves in the summertime.

5. Add a bold line of turquoise eyeshadow from the Day-to-Night Eye Shadow Palette along each upper lash line.

6. Use the Bold Felt Tip Liner in black to add a subtle cat eye starting at your lash line, on top of the turquoise. This will open up your eyes even more. 

7. Swipe on the Ultra Curl Mascara on your top and bottom lashes for a lush touch. The brush of this mascara wand is curved, which helps make for an even more dramatic curl.

8. Finish off the look with a pout that takes color super seriously. I love the Ultra Pigmented Lip Color in Coral. It’s super glossy, extra punchy and nearly neon. Nothing lights up a summer night that an awesomely bright lip.

Now throw a floral romper over your bikini and hit the dance floor. That’s what I’m going to be doing 🙂

Romper, choker and earrings are Forever 21

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