Indulgent Dior Favorites

Facetune_11-04-2018-12-29-04.JPGDior makes some of my favorite beauty products!  They are high quality products with a high price tag to match… which is why the Sephora VIB sale is a great time to stock up on them.  The sale starts on April 20th and offers 10% off to VIB members and 15% for Rouge members.  Links and descriptions are below (just be sure to choose the right colors for yourself).  Happy shopping! Read More

Complete Your Costume With Color Contacts

Want to take your Halloween costume to the next level?  One super fun way to completely transform your look is to change your eye color.  You will be amazed by the difference it makes!  A few years ago, I wanted to to change my dark eyes to light blue when I dressed up like Cinderella.  I had never worn contacts for any reason before.  I was surprised by how easy and fun it was to wear them.  Now I’m totally addicted and I don’t just save them for Halloween anymore!  I have a few different colors and I wear them whenever I’m in the mood to change up my look (which gives me another excuse to play with other makeup colors too…win, win!).  This video includes everything you need to learn about wearing color contact lenses.  I will show you the trick so that wearing them is a treat!

If you are interested in the details of the contacts and makeup I’m wearing, you can find that info below:

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Favorite Foundations

To me, foundation is one of the most important aspects of my makeup.  I love a flawless skin look…but my skin is nowhere near flawless so I am in constant pursuit of a product that can improve the appearance of my skin without looking too heavy.  Finding the right color and formula for your skin is the key to getting the most flawless look.  Depending on the season, your foundation needs may change so I find it helpful to have a few different formulas on hand.   In this video, I will tell you about five of my favorite foundations.  I have included some products from all price ranges, coverages and consistencies so that you can determine if they might be right for you.  So go ahead, Goldilocks, watch me try them all out and find out which one you like best!

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Top 5 Under $5

It’s incredibly easy to find great cosmetics if you’re willing to spend a lot of money but it’s so much more fun when you can find something fabulous for five bucks!  Sometimes I really do believe you get what you pay for and it’s worth it to save and splurge.  Other times, you can find things that are just as good, if not better, for way less money!  I love to find less expensive products because the money I save on them helps me save up faster for the just-can’t-live-without-it splurges!  I will list my Top 5 Under $5 with links to where you can buy them but if you want to hear why I like them so much and how I use them then just click on the video below to hear the details.  If you have a favorite five dollar find, be sure to let me know!

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Curling Iron Tutorial

One of the other questions I get asked most is, how curl my hair.  I do it the good old fashioned way- with a traditional curling iron!  I’m just old school like that.  I’ve been curling my hair for as long as I can remember so I’ve learned a few tips and tricks over the years.  To learn everything you need to know about how to curl your hair,  just check out my video tutorial above. I hope you find it helpful.   Below is a list of products that I use when curling my hair because the right products can make a difference in the way your hair holds a curl.  It’s always fun to have a new hairstyle once in a while, so give it a shot!

Curling iron used: Hot Tools 1 1/4″ http://amzn.to/1sZ4Gln
Alterna Caviar CC Cream http://amzn.to/1sZ5zKF
Chi Helmet Head Hairspray- found it for 10 bucks on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1qYmRfa

Get Glowing!

Self Tanner

Spring is in the air so it’s the perfect time to get started on a healthy glow!  I am pretty much an official tanorexic so that’s probably why the number one most frequently asked beauty question I get is what self tanner do I use and how do I apply it.  I have tried so many different products and applications that if the local college taught a class in the subject, I could be the professor.  I decided the best way to share all this knowledge with you, was to make a video.  Click here to see the video to learn all my tips and tricks on applying self tanner, as well as my detailed review of about a dozen different sunless tanning products.

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Below are links to all the products I mentioned in case you want to try them yourself.  Now go ahead, get glowing! Read More

My Liebster Award

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Thank you to LizzieLeee for nominating me for the Liebster Award!  This is so much fun!  What a lovely way to get to know people better and to find some wonderful, new blogs to follow.  This is how it works:

There are a few easy rules you must follow to participate:

1.  Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award.

2.  Answer eleven questions that the blogger gives you.

3.  Give eleven random facts about yourself–they can be anything!

4. Nominate eleven blogs that you think are deserving of the award (but they must have less than 200 followers)

5. Let the bloggers know you nominated them.

6.  Give them eleven questions to answer.

Here goes!

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Getting Naked

Naked Skin Foundation by Urban Decay Cosmetics

Here I go again, getting Naked!  It started with the very first Naked eyeshadow palette.  It was a cult favorite.  The queen of eyeshadow palettes that took the Urban Decay brand to a whole new level.  Every beauty junkie had it.  Except me.  Every time I strolled through Ulta or Sephora, I’d take a look at it.   Why on earth would I buy more brown and gold eyeshadows when I have about a billion of them already?  Finally one day, I couldn’t take it anymore.  I had to try it for myself.  Of course, the rest is history.  One swipe of that smooth, creamy, shimmer on my lids and I fell in love.  All that pigment and sparkle without glitter bits falling all over my cheeks?! I never knew that was possible.  I had to have it. Read More

My B-day!

Thanks to my incredible family and friends, this birthday lasted the whole weekend long…

It started on Friday evening when my best friend came over to get ready with me.  I love doing that.  All that time spent primping is so much more fun with a little champagne and a lot of girl talk!

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Glittery Gold Eyeshadow Tutorial

I’m so excited for Sunday!  I’m throwing an Academy Awards Viewing Party for my girlfriends.  We are going to get glammed out and snap pics on a red carpet of our own (in my basement Ha!).  In the spirit of good old Oscar himself, I am going with a glittery gold eyeshadow look, complete with falsies!  I created a super quick tutorial of this eye makeup look so be sure to check it out on my YouTube Channel here.

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I used shadows from the holy grail of all eyeshadow palettes, Naked 1 by Urban Decay.  I also tried out the sparkliest of sparkle shadows, Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow by Stila. Not to mention the full out mink eyelashes that would make Kim K swoon.  So fun!  Go watch!

I will be sure to post pictures and details from my party so check back soon!