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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How-To: PERFECT Red Lips

Red lips are a truly timeless, amazingly sexy trend. But now, according to Vogue: “Fuchsia is the new red.” Apparently it’s fresher, younger and more modern. But say WHAAT?

In my opinion, nothing can beat a kick-ass red lipstick.

So here’s what you’ll need to achieve that perfect red pout:

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  • A lip conditioner of your choice (Chapstick, salve, ect.)
  • One red lipliner
  • A red lipstick that you adore
  • Optional: A gloss

Okay, so the first step is easy. Just soften up those lips! If you have any dead skin or icky stuff like that, exfoliate first with a wet cloth, toothbrush, or lip scrub.

The next part is a bit trickier. Lining your pucker and filling it in. Gahhhd, this is my least favorite part. I always end up making one edge too thin, the other too thick, or drawing outside my actual lip line. But it’s possible to achieve. Just take your time! I like to soften out the edges of my lips when I draw them, to make my lips look fuller, softer, and more youthful and plump.

So now, fill in your lips with the lipstick of your choice! You can use a brush, or apply it straight from the tube. In my opinion, lip brushes are a bit too fussy.

NOW. You’re sort of done, unless you want to apply gloss. I LOVE gloss on a red lip. It makes your lips look so juicy and seductive! If it comes in a squeezy-tube thingy, you can put a little on your finger and gently spread it on top of the lipstick. You don’t want to disturb any product underneath the gloss!

And you’re done. Congrats :}

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PRODUCTS USED: 

  • Ganache For Lips Lip Balm in “Lemon Mousse” 
  • Beautique Lipliner in “Real Red”
  • MAC Lipstick in “MAC Red” (Satin)
  • Femme Couture Lip Luster in “Cherry Frost”

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Anyway, guys. I luv ya! Peace out! Image

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Dupe for a dupe?

Hey guys!

Soo, as you know, the Maybelline Color Tattoo thingy was very hyped up in the beauty world. Very creamy, long-wearing, but known to fade. A possible dupe for MACs Paint Pots.

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They usually cost about 7-8 dollars. But what if I told you, I had a DUPE for a dupe that costed about 5 or 6 bucks? That’s more portable than the Color Tattoos. That has such similar colors, it’s crazy!!!

Well…everyone give a round of applause to the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Sticks! Image

They’re creamy, easy to blend, easy to build, long-wearing, and so pigmented it knocked my socks off. I have “Paranoid Purple” and “Tempting Turquoise”. The purple shade is very, very dark eggplant purple, and the turquoise shade is bright, sort of shimmery, and BEAUTIFUL. It’s very “POW!”, ya know?

If you want a full review, let me know, guys!

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Valentine’s Day

Hi my sweethearts!

So.

Valentine’s Day.

A holiday full of mushy couples, chocolate hearts, icky chick-flicks, and romantic dates. A really stupid, pointless, adorable holiday.

I am personally single. So, on this holiday, in the place of romantic dates, I just sit home and eat food. Forever alone. *sniffle sniffle* 

Haaaah totally kidding. I’m not one for mushiness and gushiness, candlelit dinners and whatever ickiness couples do on Valentine’s Day. But, even with all the cheesy chocolate boxes and corny paper hearts floating all over the place, Valentine’s Day is a nice inspiration for clothing!

NO, I don’t mean that you should dress up like a giant chocolate box, or get decked out in lace and ribbons. I always thought of Valentine’s Day as a feminine, sweet, holiday, where you can dress more romantically than usual. Flowing dresses, light lace and tulle, loose curls over bare shoulders, delicate jewelry and a blushing complexion, with sweet, pink, kissable lips. ROMANTIC and ELEGANT!6a00d8341c683453ef00e5505095de8833-800wi

None of the whole “sweater embroidered with hearts, red shoes with white socks, pink skirt, everything matching and coordinating to Valentine’s Day colors” thing. That’s tacky and…weird. Not cute at all.

Not saying you have to look like a Vogue model or anything, but play around! Fun hair pieces, long skirts, and light fabrics scream effortlessly beautiful.

TIP: If you’re going to be doing a little kissing (or a lot), stay away from the super-sticky lipgloss!

ANOTHER TIP: Breath-mints are your BFFL! And so is lipbalm, hun! ;}

ONE MORE: If you’re not going out anywhere, invite all yo single ladies over!

♫ ♫ If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it, if you like it you shoulda put a ring on it! ♫

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Sugarpill

Hey bubbly little blog-buddies!!

Here’s a brand I really really love, but I don’t hear a lot of people talk about.

The pictures are courtesy of Sugarpill Cosmetics, one of the most crazy-pigmented, fun brands I know!

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I especially love this look ^

It’s very “circus-performer meets living doll”, with a few statement pieces, including the two adorable bows in her hair! I love how her makeup didn’t really take anything away from her clothes, it all had a nice balance. YES, the falsies on the bottom lashes may have been a bit much for everyday, but take away those and it’s easily more wearable.

So..yeah. I just wanted to share!

Have fun exploring.

And check out Sugarpill’s Facebook page and website to find some crazy inspirations!

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