Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wake Up Looking Flawless

  I have seen this on other beauty sites and magazines lately. I thought, why not write a blog on it of my own! It's mainly for those ladies out there that are staying the night, or weekend, with their special someone, or not so special, that's up to you, or with people whom they want to persuade into thinking they "just woke up this perfect". 
  I won't lie, there have been a few, or many, mornings, when I first started dating my boyfriend, that I wanted him to think I woke up with that perfect glow. No blemishes or redness on my face and had the best looking "morning lips". I would wake up to go to the bathroom, before he would, and do my business, but while I was in there I'd splash my face with some cold water, and put on some concealer, mascara and chap stick and spray my body down with body mist and hop back into bed. I know I am not the only one that has done that; and if I am, well now you know one of my secrets. But I realized that there are far better ways to do this. You don't have to put on any makeup when waking up. It's all in how you just treat yourself before going to bed. 
  First things first, wash your face. It doesn't matter whether it's an exfoliate or regular cleansing wash, just make sure all of your makeup is off your face and it is fresh. 
  Next, moisturize, but use a tinted moisturizer. A BB cream is okay but I like the "tinted moisturizers" like Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. I just feel like it's more refreshing and it doesn't feel like you have a layer of anything on your face. And obviously using a moisturizer, or a BB cream, is better than putting on any more makeup before bed. Another little tip that you could do, totally optional, is using L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer under your eyes and on the upper parts of your cheeks. This would go underneath your moisturizer, or BB cream. What this does is basically act as a highlighter and brightens up any place on your face that you place it. A little bit of it goes a long way, trust me. Some may say that this is totally unnecessary, which could be true, but who cares, it looks amazing! 
  Lastly, use some chap stick. Regular 'ol chap stick will work. Just use something to moisturize your lips, while you're sleeping. When you wake up they'll be perfectly luscious!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Alternative Eyeliner/Smudgey Eye Makeup

  So I know how I've gone on about winged eyeliner, which I will show how I do it soon, but lately I've been trying something new.  This is an alternative for winged eyeliner but also gives a good dark, yet subtle, eye.  I love a dark edgy look so I tried to use regular 'ol black eyeliner, not liquid, and then smudged it up and made it look messy.  Here is what I did. 
  I used Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in black and lightly lined my lower lash line/water line and did my upper lash line as well.  Then, I went through and put on a thin layer of eyeliner along my eyelid.  I took my ring finger, since it is the softest and gentlest finger, and rubbed in my eyeliner on both my eyelid and lower lash line.  This gives the simple smokey effect and also the dramatic eye.  
  That is all I'm wearing in this picture.  Wanted to get this post up for you guys today, since it's my day off this week.  But I will also pair this eye liner with nude or shimmery eye shadows, as well.  Makes your eyes just POP!

  I love doing this now for work or if I'm in a slight hurry to get out the door and don't have time to do the dramatic winged eyeliner.  So, try it out and let me know how it works for you!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

February Favorites

  Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it has felt like the longest month I have ever gone through!  But during this short month I have tried a few different things and I thought I would let you  know what my favorite items were for the month!

Neutrogena Visibly Even Foam Cleanser
  Neutrogena is my favorite brand of face wash.  So I'd thought I'd try something new and I love this stuff.  It has a gentle feel and a fresh, light, clean smell.  It is foamy, yet it has extremely gentle exfoliation beads.  I use this as my daily cleanser just about every day and it has yet to dry me out.

Montagne-Jeunesse Face Masks
  I have always been a fan of these.  I get them constantly and probably use 1-2 a month.  They're extremely cheap and are amazing and delicious!  These masks come in such a variety of application types and "flavors".  You can get them as mud masks, non-drying masks, cream masks, fabric masks, peel-off masks, and more!  I get mine at Wal-Mart and they're anywhere from $1-$3. Awesome, right?

Shea Sugar Body Scrub
  This is by Tree Hut.  I got mine at Ulta for only a little over $7.  Mine is Hawaiian Kukui and it smells so good.  I like to use it a couple times a week to really exfoliate my skin, mainly elbows and knees.  It's so gentle but works amazingly.  It leaves me feeling extremely smooth when I get out of the shower.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm
  This I got about a week before Valentine's day because I wanted to do a red lip, but not the type of red lip that I always do.  I got Audacious. (I think) This stuff is fantastic because I feel like when you use it just all by itself, without lip liner, and it lasts for a long time.  It is super pigmented, which is a definite plus.  You should have a mirror when applying it though. Definitely wouldn't just wing it.

  Sorry this may not be the most exciting post, but it's something I thought would be interesting and I might start doing at the end of every month.  Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions on what else I should talk about and what you think about this one.

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