- Month: July 2017 -

2017 Best Summer Drugstore Makeup: Highlighters, Bronzers, Oh my!

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Suns out, buns out! Or in my case, buns up all day E V E R Y D A Y. Summer is one of my favorite seasons because it keeps me motivated to go outside, travel and have fun. This summer a lot of drugstore brands have kicked it into high gear and have released awesome products perfect for summer! My two summer makeup staples are highlighters and bronzers. These two combo-ed together make the perfect glowy bronze skin! Today I am going to share with you my drugstore favorites that won’t break the bank. Highlighters 1. Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster $15.00 Such a steal! There’s 3 highlighters in one, 2 that could be illuminating blushes. 2. Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips $13.00 Looks a lot like the Bobbi Brown. Swirl around for a mix of…

WTF is Dermarolling? Microneedling 101

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When it comes to skincare, it can get complicated. There’s so many tools out there in the world that are either really cool and life-changing or really WTF, why would you ever? And today we’re gonna cover a tool that covers a bit of both! Dermarolling definitely fits in both categories because why would anyone in the right mind want to stab their face with needles? As crazy as it is, its honestly one of the most life-changing skin tools I’ve ever used. Common terms are microneedling, derma roller, What is dermarolling? Essentially its what you’re thinking. Derma [skin] + roller [with micro needles attached]. So, why does it work? Dermarolling works because its forcing your skin to create collagen and increase elasticity. Collagen has been around for years and people usually apply it…

How to: Rose Gold Smokey Eye on Hooded Eyes

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Out of all the colors of the rainbow, my favorite color is rose gold <3 (technically not a color in the rainbow, but you get the gist) I decided I wanted to show you how I got this rose gold smokey eye from the other day and share some eye makeup tips for hooded eyes.   1. Apply neutral crease color To start, apply any neutral color in the crease to act as a transition color. Hooded eyes have less lid space, so the trick with hooded eyes is to apply your crease color above your crease. This ensures your shadows don’t disappear as soon as you open your eyes. You only want color to be applied around the outer v, so make sure to sharpen the line by applying tape or using a…

10 Hair Hacks, Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

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My hair journey has been.. a journey. In the last several years I’ve learned so much about my hair and what tricks work and don’t work. I’m at a point where I am happy with the routine and the overall health of my hair (despite the constant coloring of it). So if you want to know how I do it, here are my 10 life-changing HAIR TIPS, TRICKS AND HACKS that I can’t live without! 1. Air Dry is a Must Credit to: Maskcara Air drying is really the best way to give your hair an opportunity to breath. Things like constant coloring and heating will over process your hair and it will eventually turn into a hot mess (literally). Since I have thick hair, I usually take showers at night. I towel dry…

5 Tips on a PERFECT Passport Photo | Passport Makeup

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Traveling is an eye opening experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! Unfortunately, we don’t live in a world where we can carelessly travel everywhere without the need of official paperwork. The passport application process can sometimes be overwhelming, especially taking the photo. Here are my 5 tips to a perfect passport photo! Passport | Important Details Before I start talking about passport makeup tips, I want to remind you that you should order your passport way ahead in advance. Make sure you have all the required paperwork and documentations and understand the photo requirements in your country (here’s the U.S. website on Passport FAQ that is very helpful on answering all my questions!). It’s also important to allow sufficient time to process your application. Processing a passport can take from…