welcome to all things beauty
Check out my review of the budget friendly, Kiko 2-1 Foundation Concealer.
This is by far my new holy grail foundation!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Full coverage without looking super makeup-y.
Ok Ladies... just because we might not have time ⏱ or money 💰 in the budget to go to the salon, doesn’t mean we have to ignore our hair.
I usually frequent the salon for a color refresh every 4-6 months but now with my little sidekick Ashton, it’s extremely hard to find the time. So I decided to try an at home hair color that would save me time and money!
I settled on a dye you mix with a developer from an actual beauty store (Sally’s Beauty) instead of a drugstore boxed dye. Make sure to mix equal parts dye and developer for best results. ****Using an at home color is best for people who just want a color refresh or to cover grey hair.
•Apply color to unwashed hair
•Apply some type of petroleum jelly to the perimeter of face, neck and ears to prevent staining
•Divide hair into 4 sections to ensure all hair is covered with dye
•Apply color to the edges first then work your way through each section (don’t forget to wear gloves)
•Once all sections are covered, gently massage color into roots
•Always wipe away any color that gets on your skin as the dye stains quickly
•Cover hair with plastic shower cap to help color develop faster
•Always choose a color dye within 2 shades of your natural hair color
Do you have a holiday party coming up and want to try out some of that eyeshadow sitting in your drawer..but you don’t even know where to start???
Let me help guide you with a very simple eyeshadow tutorial. I used an eyeshadow palette from Makeup Revolution (Iconic 3), however this tutorial can be used with any range of color palettes.
•Start with eyeshadow primer or just even your concealer.
•Set your primer base with a cream color eyeshadow on a fluffy eyeshadow brush.
•Take your fluffy crease brush and whichever light/midtone color to just above your eyelid crease. Swipe back and forth like a windshield wiper.
•Take a darker color on a denser eyeshadow brush to the outer V of your eye. Been in a V motion.
•Take your fluffy crease brush and make sure all is blended and if need be take your original fluffy brush and blend out the top portion with your cream colored shadow. You do not want any harsh lines.
•Take your flat eyeshadow brush or the applicator in your palette to apply your lightest color to the eyelid. Do not go past the middle of the eyelid or past the crease.
•Finish the look with lining the bottom lash line with your midtone/dark eyeshadow. Stay very close to the lash line and don’t go past where your lashes start.
You really only need 4 colors to accomplish this look. *Also remember to keep a matte color in the crease and a more sparkly shade for the eyelid.
Hope this helps give you the confidence to play around with your makeup!
Here are a couple simple holiday hairstyles that would be perfect for a festive party or even a casual family dinner.
It’s that time of year where your social calendar is booked with fun holiday parties. Usually more parties means more times to dress up and wear heavier makeup. I talk about taking your makeup off on a regular basis but especially if you have used heavier foundation, long lasting lipstick, eyeliner, and waterproof mascara.
It is so very important to properly remove your makeup each night so that your skin can regenerate and breathe. Sleeping in your makeup, even one night, can lead to clogged pores and breakouts, as well as premature aging like fine lines. Well what if you say that you only wear mascara??? Ignoring your eyemakeup removal could dry up your eyelashes, causing them to fall out and also lead to infection.
So... what is the best way to remove makeup??
Here is how I take off my makeup each night and my tips&tricks:
•Start with pinning your hair away from your face, giving you plenty of access to clean around your hairline.
•Use simple Cotten rounds and micelleur water to remove lipstick first, then eyes, and finally face makeup.
•Be careful with removing eyemakeup! Gently press the cotton round against eyelashes for 30 seconds and glide down. Avoid rubbing back and forth or any other harsh movements. If you have used a strong waterproof mascara, try using coconut oil or any oil cleanser.
•After makeup removal, use a cleanser to wash away any leftover dirt and oil. Massaging the cleanser into the face is great for circulation and creating a healthy glow.
•once face washing is complete, I love to use a gentle toner that has NO alcohol. This step is not mandatory but helps add moisture back into the skin. I spray a simple rose water onto my face and gently pat into the skin.
•Next up is any creams or moisturizer, like the CeraVe moisturizer and eye cream.
•Final step is any serums or oils like my absolute favorite face serum from Myroo Skincare.
What is the difference between makeup setting sprays and finishing sprays?????
*This style is great for shoulder length to long hair.
This week I show you a simple and quick updo hairstyle. Great for a date night or even if you just want to change up your every day pony tail.
1. Separate hair into 3 sections. Place back section into a pony tail.
2. Loosen pony tail and flip pony tail inside out. This creates thickness at the base.
3. Braid pony tail and use elastic to tie off the end. I used a black one but I recommend a tiny clear one so that it’s not visible later in the style. The braid can be tight or loose depending on your preference.
4. Wrap the braid around to create a messy bun. This part doesn’t have to be perfect. Use bobby pins to keep bun in place.
5. Move back to the 2 front sections of hair. Take the first section of hair and twist while slowly adding in other sections until all is twisted. Then wrap hair on top of bun and around, finish by pinning. Do the same to the other side of hair.
6. Add any extra pins where needed so that your hair feels secure. I also take a small comb and comb through my crown area to make sure the 3 sections integrated well and there is no noticeable part. Finish with a little bit of alcohol free hairspray.