Monday, August 31, 2015

Get Your Glow On: Self-Tanning Tips

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Over the past few months, the beauty bartenders have provided some wonderful guides and product recommendations for self-tanning. Today, I'd like to share a few additional tricks to help you get the most out of that healthy summer tan. Follow these tips to further the longevity of your faux glow!

Friday, August 28, 2015

DIY Mineral Foundation

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I'll be the first to admit that when it comes to makeup ingredients, I generally have a "what I don't know can't hurt me" philosophy. However, I have been making an effort lately to become more conscious of what is going on my skin. And I have to tell you, the stuff that's in most big-name formulas is kind of horrifying.

So a few weeks ago, I decided to try experimenting with creating my own powder foundation. The idea of concocting your own makeup sounds a bit intimidating at first, but I promise it's not so bad. In fact, the most difficult part was just tracking down the ingredients (I'll help you out with that).

Keep in mind, this powder is not meant to provide full coverage. It gives a light dusting of coverage and color, which is just fine for most of us. The color of the powder can be tweaked depending on the ingredients and quantities used, but we'll get into that more in a bit. Read on for the recipe!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How to Fake Freckles

To some of you, this may sound silly. Faking freckles? What is she talking about? To others, you know exactly where I’m going with this one. Everyone wants what they can't have. Whether it’s hair color, eye color, or height, we’ve all wanted to change something about ourselves at one time or another. For most of these things, there’s a fix. What about freckles? Or lack thereof. Believe it or not, freckles are actually in right now. Natural, youthful looking skin is popping up in beauty magazines and runways all over. Here you’ll find a simple tutorial on how to look like you have those enviable little sun spots.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Beauty Bar-gains: 4 Drugstore Products You Need to Try

Once upon a time, I refused to wear drugstore makeup products. Call me snooty, but I was madly in the love with the way high end products made my face look. Then the real world knocked me off my high horse and back into reality. As I started browsing the drugstore makeup game again, I realized that not only was I crazy for overlooking their products because of the price, but the quality of drugstore makeup has stepped up immensely in the last few years. Read on for some of the best in drugstore beauty!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

L'Oreal Le Matte & La Lacque: Review & Swatches

If I were to dream up the perfect lip color, it would be smooth, creamy, comfortable, long-wearing and pigmented. But can you ever have all of these things in one little package? Not possible right? Wrong. L'Oreal has done it, and they’ve done it twice.

Monday, August 17, 2015

5 Helpful Hair Accessories for Your Workout

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If working out is part of your weekly routine, then you know the struggle of keeping your hair out of the way. With flyaways, bangs, and sweat, finding the best functional and cute accessory can be a challenge in itself. As a fitness product junkie, I have discovered some of the best hair accessories out there for a workout. These products will help keep your hair sweat-free and out of the way, while also keeping you stylish.

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Best Waterproof Eyeliner

What’s not to love about summer? Beach days, pool parties, patio drinks, and so much more! With all that fun and sun, a waterproof eyeliner is key for keeping eye makeup in place. Read on for all of my top waterproof eyeliner picks!

Monday, August 10, 2015

DIY Beachy Waves Salt Spray

Beachy waves seem to be the most sought-after summer hairstyle, even for ladies who are nowhere near the sun and sand. Some are blessed with this effortless look naturally, while others (myself included) aren't so lucky. There are all sorts of ways to go about achieving this beachy look, but here you’ll find my favorite. This quick, easy, and healthy-for-your-hair salt spray serum will have you looking like you just got done shredding killer waves along the SoCal surf.

Friday, August 7, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Makeup Brushes

Whether you're makeup newbie or have a full-on obsession like I do, we all need the right tools to apply our products. With so many sizes, shapes, bristle types, and brands, finding the perfect makeup brush for your needs (and your budget) can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, The Beauty Bar has you covered!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

10 Hot Weather Beauty Hacks

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During a recent power outage that lasted a little too long for comfort, I was desperately searching for ways to cool off in sweltering 90 degree weather. There is nothing worse than living in unbearable heat day and night without any relief. During this outage, I started thinking up creative ways to keep cool during Florida’s hot, humid months. My nightly gel moisturizer feels cool and soothing on application, so this got me thinking of other beauty tips and tricks to beat the heat this summer. Read on for all of my best hot-weather beauty hacks!

Monday, August 3, 2015

BECCA & Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector: Review & Swatches

If you're as much of a makeup lover as I am, I'm sure you've been hearing all about the Becca & Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop. I was curious to try this new Shimmering Skin Perfector (and I also love to support inspiring beauty bloggers), so naturally I snatched one up as soon as possible. Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors are by far my favorite highlighters, and this most definitely includes the limited edition Champagne Pop.
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