Friday, July 31, 2015

Your 5 Minute Post-Workout Makeup Routine

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After breaking a sweat in the gym, the last thing you want to do is cake on makeup. However, sometimes life gets hectic and you don't have time to fully freshen up. For those days when you need to throw yourself together in a hurry, here is my go-to makeup routine after a workout:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Is Wearing Makeup to the Gym Really That Bad?

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The short answer: Yes! Pre-gym primping is considered a major no-no, but sometimes we simply do not have the time to stop and re-beautify after hitting the weights. It’s no big deal since we’re going to wash everything off later, right? Wrong.

Friday, July 24, 2015

How to Highlight & Contour

We've all seen that gorgeous girl on the street with chiseled cheekbones and glowing undereyes. Up until a couple of years ago, I always had serious contour envy. Highlighting and contouring is certainly not an easy process to learn. However, with a lot of practice and many trials, I feel as though I have finally mastered this beauty technique. 

Contouring will take your everyday makeup look to the next level. You can go for a dramatic Kim Kardashian-style look, or you can use a lighter hand to achieve more subtle results. So for all of you newbies out there, I wanted to share my simple steps to the perfect highlight and contour.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How to Give Yourself the Perfect Summer Pedicure

I find it doesn’t officially feel like summer until I have a bright pedicure. However, before I slip on those sandals and show off my toes, I follow these steps for perfectly polished feet:

Monday, July 20, 2015

3 YouTube Beauty Gurus You Should Be Watching

When I was younger, my mom didn't wear makeup. She had 5 children, and she barely had time to breathe let alone contour her cheeks. So it wasn't until I discovered online beauty tutorials that I really started playing with makeup. And after that, there was no turning back! These three beauty vloggers changed the way I looked at makeup, and the concept of beauty in general:

Friday, July 17, 2015

Trend Alert: How to Wear Flash Tattoos

Flash tattoos, a temporary metallic body art, have been taking social media by storm lately. If you've somehow missed this trend, simply search the hashtag #flashtattoo or #flashtat on Instagram, and you will find over 162,000 posts. While it may seem impossible to pull off flash tattoos like those effortlessly chic girls on Instagram, this new trend is surprisingly easy to work into your personal style. Here’s how to wear the shimmering summer statement for any occasion:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DIY Sweet Lemon Body Scrub

Summer is here for most of us, and what could be better than a fresh, zesty body scrub DIY to make your skin look and feel smoother than ever? Trust me when I say this lemon body scrub will have you smelling almost as good as summer feels. I’ll even let you in on a little secret: for a fraction of the price, this DIY totally measures up to The Body Shop's Sweet Lemon Scrub.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette: Review, Swatches, and Tutorial

Kat Von D recently released the highly buzzed-about Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette, a collection of all matte eyeshadows. This palette is genius for creating dimension on the eye. It has all the shades you could possibly need to create the perfect look for every eye shape and skin tone. You can use this palette alone, or you can mix the gorgeous mattes with more shimmery shadows from another palette of your choice. I personally love pairing it with Urban Decay or Makeup Forever shimmer shadows, so that I can add a sparkly highlight to my look for an extra pop.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Life-Changing Mascara You Need to Try

"Last night a DJ saved my life" ... have you heard that song? It's a dance song from the 90s. When I think of this mascara, I sing it,  but I sing, "last night this mascara saved my life!" Isn't that being just a bit dramatic, you ask? Not even remotely.  This mascara is chock full of drama! 

Oh, you meant me. Well, I stand by it. I have spent 20 years trying to make my lashes look this good. I've finally achieved that enviable length and volume with a regular mascara that I can just whip on every day. 

What is this life-changingly good mascara, you ask? It is...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Know Before You Glow: How to Apply Self Tanner

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Once upon a time, I was a self tanner virgin. Nothing scared me more in the beauty world than being streaky and orange. However, after I received the Jergen’s Natural Glow Instant Sun Deep Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse in an Influenster Vox Box, I threw my self tanner v-card out the window and never looked back. Today I will be sharing my step-by-step guide to self tanning, featuring this affordable, easy-to-use self tanner.

Friday, July 3, 2015

The 10 Best Highlighters for Glowing Skin

Contouring and highlighting has recently swept the beauty industry by storm, and for good reason. It’s a simple addition to anyone’s beauty routine, and a dash of these products can work wonders on tired or dull skin.

Personally, highlighting is my favorite part. Every girl wants that radiant glow, which a highlighter will help you instantly achieve. With these ten highlighting products (in no specific order), you’ll have that gorgeous, lit-from-within glow in no time!  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Red, White & Beauty: 4th of July Tutorial

Summer officially began in June, but we all know that 4th of July weekend is the true kickoff to the summer season! Pool parties, beach days, cookouts, and the celebration of our beautiful country. Independence Day Weekend is one of the best times of the year. As the days get hotter and longer, our calendars fill up with all sorts of fun things to do to celebrate the season. So with the 4th just around the corner, we decided to team up to bring you a fun and festive look from head to toe for barbecues, parties, fun in the sun, and all things America the Beautiful!
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