Summer Beauty 411

Okay, ya’ll ladies probably have a slight idea of what summer beauty’s all about.

No more dark lipstick, cream makeup, bundled-up fashion, or anything of that sort is allowed! :}

Seriously! In the summer, it’s all about color, color, color. Your goal is to not try to look like a super-skinny, pale waif, your goal is to look like you! ❤  jehane_paris_delias_swimsuit_0013_yYBotav.sized

In the summertime, I like to have the lightest possible makeup routine. Some mineral powder, lip gloss, and mascara is really all you need.

Who wants to look plastered by the poolside? NOT you, girly.

HERE’S SOME PRODUCTS I LOVE FOR THE WARM WEATHER: 

First, I chose Flirt PLUSHIOUS Liquid Velvet Lip Color in “Flirt Alert”. It’s a perfect summer color, like fruit punch!flirtlips

PLUS, it’s glossy and fun and makes your lips look so juicy!

And then, of course, you may ask about foundation. Hun, here’s a rule: NO CREAMS, only light liquids and powders. matte-mineral-makeup

My summer foundation is Bare Minerals Matte. I love the stuff! If you want a healthy, flawless glow, check this stuff out.

And that’s all for today, folks! See you all soon!

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The Neon “Model Lid”

Have you guys noticed this trend in all the fashion mags? Image

I mean…that ONE stripe of color makes such a difference, and it’s so popular!

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Just by dipping a brush into a neon color and swiping it along the lash line makes your eyes pop. It’s so gorgeous and modern and SIMPLE. Image

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I know I wasn’t very wordy..but I didn’t want to distract from the pics!

A lot of makeup these days seems to be very neon. But hey, trends come and go! I just thought this one looked very beautiful.

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Five Weekly Faves!

Hey Curly-Fries ❤ (Can I call you guys that?)

This week I had a lot of interesting favorites that I thought I could show-and-tell. I rarely ever do favorites, but here y’all go!

Favorite #5: Natural Scents Candle in “Vanilla Latte”

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This candle smells reallllly great, sort of like a creamy vanilla candy, with no coffee-reminescent smell to be detected. Natural Scents has THE BEST candles, and their selection of scents is astounding. They have everything from Sugar Cookie to Eggnog to Birthday Cake to Watermelon to Bubblegum to Raspberry Truffle to Ylang Ylang and everything in between.

The best part is the glass square it comes in is made out of recycled materials! Score!

You can get them here. :}

Favorite #4: Lace Socks 

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Who doesn’t love some feminine lace socks? I love the little button accents and the lace on the hem! They were made by Grace and Lace Company on Etsy, who makes a lot of girly socks, leg-warmers, and the like. This particular style also came in mint..one of my fave colors!! Image

Weekly Favorite #3: Zoi Greek Yogurt in “Raspberry Cream” Flavor Image

In my opinion, Zoi makes the best greek yogurt in stores. I’ve tried all types from all brands, but this is my favorite. It’s got a solid, creamy-white upper layer, then a soft bed of fruit in the bottom. I like how it’s not gooey and chunky like other brands; it’s more like you’re eating a cheesecake than anything else. And it’s healthy!

Weekly Favorite #2: The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter 

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Not gonna lie..I’ve used up at least ten of these in my 13-year-old-life. But I just got a new one this week, and supposed that I’d better add it to the list!

First off, the scent is soft. It doesn’t bombard you, it BECKONS you with coconutty goodness. And it moisturizes your skin like no other, actually repairing it with each use. I love coconut scents, but if they’re not your thing, The Body Shop has many other options!

Weekly Favorite #1: MAC Lipstick in “Syrup” 

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I recently got this in the mail with a bunch of other MAC lipsticks, but this is one of my most favorite. It’s described as a “cloudy pink” on the MAC website, but in reality it’s more of a creamy mauve.

I love it. It’s a great everyday shade, and I’ve been wearing the heck out of it.

Anyway..that’s all for today!

I’m really tired, so I’m going to crawl in bed and take a leisurely sleep.

‘Nighty night starlets. ❤

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How-To: “Hot Girl” Disguise

WARNING: This look isn’t too appropriate for school, work, first dates, or any casual event. Wear with caution!

Haha ‘ello loves!

If any of you have heard of Jenna Marbles (the Youtuber), you will know I borrowed the title “Hot Girl Disguise” from her! This is my own spin-off of her comical look, tweaked to my own level of wearability with some personality thrown in.

Ever wanted to be someone else for ONE NIGHT? Well, this look does just that. You’ll feel glamorous, a little outrageous, and over-all: FIERCE.

I mean, hey. I brought out the falsies, eyeliner, and favorite lipstick, so things should get pretty cray-cray.

Here’s what you need for your one-night identity:

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  • A favorite full-coverage foundation (time to bring out your expensive potions and lotions!) 
  • Eye primer
  • Black or dark-colored eyeliner with NO glossy finish
  • Hazy eyeshadows
  • Mascara
  • One succulent lip shade of your choice (I adore deep berries, wines, bubblegum pinks, any fun color that suits you!)
  • False lashes (Optional)
  • Lipgloss (Optional)
  • Fragrance (Optional)
  • A pair of sexy heels (SORT OF optional)

So the first part is easy: Just dab on your coverage. You’re basically creating a blemish-free, dark-circle-free, crease-and-crinkle-free look. Erase away all your imperfections!

When you’re done with that, you can move on to the eyes. Choosing dark, soft colors, start to enhance your eyes around the crease, slowly working down to the lid. You can pick any colors, from dark purples, to browns, to forest greens, to grays. One rule: NO solid black eyes. You want to look pretty, not panda.

If you’re into the liner, it’s better to make it softer and smudged for this look, not pristine and sharp. The eyes should be soft, not like every bit was slaved over. Even though I kept mine simple (with just three shades), GIRL, if you wanna, you can pull out the glitter, rhinestones, and drag-queen falsies for all I care. It’s YOUR Hot Girl Disguise, dahhling.

AND NOW, the lips. With lips, it doesn’t have to be complicated. I chose a deep, glossy berry color for this look, but if Barbie-pink is more your style, go for it!

Now, squeeze into your party dress, dab on your fragrance, and slip on your sexy six-inches.

You’re fabulous.

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PRODUCTS USED: 

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
  • Clinique Stay-Matte Powder in “Stay Buff”
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place ShadowCreme in “Gold Dust”
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in “Sin”,”Stray Dog”, and “Maui Wowie”
  • Real Colors Whiplash Ultimate Mascara in “Extreme Black”
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in “Violet Electra” (reviews and swatch here)
  • NYC  Liquid Lip Shine in “Fashion Avenue Fuchsia”

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As you can see, the eyes are lightly hazy, which makes them look really rich brown!

And the lips were easy-peasy, but I liked how plush and glossy they turned out.

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Aaaand here is my Hot-Girl Disguise. Feel free to customize it to your liking, my loves. ;}

Alas, I must frolic off to my boudoir to dream caviar dreams! Buhbye, my sweethearts.

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Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse

This is my first cream-foundation I’ve ever tried, and gurrrll, I must say, it is FABULOUS.

I bought it in a previous Wal-Mart haul, and HAD to share it’s amazingness. Truthfully, I bought it mainly for experimentation.

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I got it in the color “Classic Ivory”, which is a perfect match for my fair, neutral skin.

The packaging is sort of wonky, because you’ve got a compact on top for the sponge, THEN a twist-off bottom for the cream product. And no mirror for touch-ups!

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But aside from that, the product is GREAT. It provides a smooth, creamy coverage that’s about medium-intensity. The product is very emollient and moisturizing, which is great for dry spots.

DISCLAIMER: Just because the product is called “Mousse” doesn’t mean it’s mousse-like in texture. (It’s not at all!)

Anyways, I ran a couple experiments with this and was quite pleased. On my combo skin, it lasts quite well without powder, which I was really surprised at. The finish is interesting: it’s really luminous but not dewy, sort of like fresh, clean satin.

But anyways, this is truly a wonder. It doesn’t cake, streak, splotch, or oxidize, a problem I have with many drugstore foundations. If you were curious about this product before and it sounds like it’s for you, GO GET IT ASAP. ❤

Among all my fancy high-end lotions, potions, powders, and liquid foundations, this little sucker’s going to squat right in the middle of them all.

I love it.

IT’S GOT THE OFFICIAL GIRLY SEAL OF APPROVAL.

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Wal-Mart Haul!

Hey my little curly-fries!

I went to Wal-Mart literally just a half an hour ago, and picked up some stellar products that I wanted to share with you!. :}

It was late, and I was tired, and my mom wanted to leave, so I snatched some products that looked interesting and booked it to the nearest check-out.

So let’s dive in!

First off is two Essie nail lacquers in “Sugar Daddy” and “Mint Candy Apple”. Image

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As you can see, the colors are very pastel and candy-like, like the colors on an Easter-egg! They go on really smoothly; Mint Candy Apple dries to a cream finish and Sugar Daddy is a sheer gloss.

These are my first two Essie nail polishes, and I’m SO happy with them! Sugar Daddy is totally my new staple nail-color because it makes your nails look really healthy. Mint Candy Apple is a very fresh spring-summer color, very minty, and very bright. If you’re tan, it will pop against your skin!

Next is a Maybelline Eyestudio Duo in “Persuasive Plum”…something I wasn’t too sure about. Image

Guys, I’m a brown-eyed girl, and purples are my thang, mmkay?! (Tho I haven’t found the perfect shade yet.)

The duo comes with a dark eggplant-purple shade and a lighter shade with spots of champagne, mauve, light brown, dark brown, and lilac. The dark purple was so pigmented and velvety, but the lighter color HARDLY showed. Poo.

AND LAST is a cream foundation, my first, I might add! It’s the Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse, a very hit-and-miss product, in the color “Classic Ivory”.

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It’s really emollient, but comes in a sort of funny packaging. If you guys want a review, leave that suggestion in the comments! I’d be more than happy to do one!

Anyway, that’s all for tonight!

As Tigger says: “TTFN! Ta ta for now!”

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How-To: Highlighting/Bronzing

Highlighting or, urm, “luminizing” is a trick that not everyone needs to know. Giving that extra glow is sometimes unnecessary, but who says it can’t be a useful trick to learn?

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Above is a basic highlighting/bronzing chart. Both of these products are all about building up intensity, you should NEVER, EVER just dust some all over and call it good. Take caution!

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With bronzer, you shouldn’t be creating bones that aren’t there, you should just be enhancing what you naturally have. Plus, you should pick a color that complements your skin tone! If you’re pale, go for pinkier or peachier bronzers, stray from anything orangey (you’ll look all ruddy and gross.) If you’re darker, go for more cinnamon or golden tones!

Same goes for highlighter. Warm skin= warm, golden highlighter. Cool skin= pink highlighter. Neutral skin= your pick. Image

The most important thing with these two products is to find a formula that you like. Powders are the most popular, but they have creams, liquids, you name it!

No matter what formula, start with small patting or brushing motions, continuously building up the product until it looks good!

Hope I helped some! ^_^

Talk to you lovely people soon!

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My Weekly Fave

Hey my lovelies!

This week, I’ve been getting a lot more into wearing highlighter or “luminizer”, and wanted to share with you one of my favorites. I’ve heard only a FEW people talk about this brand before. And I’m more than shocked.

But the weekly favorite, first runner-up, isssssss………

Femme Couture “Get Radiant” Complexion Enhancer!!

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This is a liquid product, that really feels silky and light on the skin. When you blend it out (you only need a little), it gives a fair sheen. You can’t really see it on the pic, but the product inside reflects different colors of pink, maybe touches of gold, that gives your skin just a natural shine.

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As you can see from my (heavy) swatch, it’s just a bit lighter than my own skin tone, with a whipped, mousse-y texture. You can mix it with a drop of your foundation, BB Cream, or even liquid concealer, to give your skin an allover glow. It smells really nice too, kind of like sugar.

You can get these at Sally Beauty Supply. You get a 1.3 oz bottle, which is a more-than-decent amount of highlighter. I’ll probably STILL be using this when I’m old lady…I don’t expect to run out anytime soon!

Anyway, I hope you guys are having a good day! Talk to you soon.

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