Friday, January 16, 2015

Geometric tips

Have y'all tried these nail tip stickers from Kiss? I seriously love them every time I use them! The packet comes with a regular French tip and a set of crystal, full nail stickers (props for two uses, Kiss!)
And I must say, they look pretty cute on short nails!  You can apply them just to the tips for a traditional French manicure look or on half the nail, like I did, for a geometric look!  How fun!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dry skin and 5 minutes to get out the door?

Once, twice, or everyday in winter... It happens.  Despite copious amounts of moisturizer, despite a diversified skin care routine... You wake up with dry pathes all over.  But quick! You've got to be out the door and there is no time for a long skin care routine and makeup!

Well grab a bb cream and some cream products! Today we are eschewing powders of all types!

Here we've got a Maybelline lipstick in Lust for Blush (665), a vibrant pink cream blush from a Sonia Kashuk palette, Sonia Kashuk's cream bronzer, and a metallic eyeshadow (this one is from Pacifica).

Use a stippling brush to apply a blue toned, healthy looking blush.  If you want, use a cream bronzer to contour (I sheeted this one out quite a lot!) Pop on a metallic eyeshadow to draw attention to your eyes!  If your lids are not your dry spots, you can certainly use a powder shadow.  Top it off with a fresh lip color like Lust for Blush.  This matte line is amazing because it is moisturizing and didn't accentuate dry lips.  Now if your lips are in the desert territory, you may want to try a bright gloss!

Toodle pop! Off for some tea and some face moisturizer now that it's the end of the day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Presto! I'm awake!

Hello, dreamers!

I've been enjoying this simple look for looking sweet and awake!  It all comes down to two of my favorite products:

The Bold Lacquer Mascara by Revlon and The Concealer & Highlighter by E.L.F.!!!
For this look, you will also need:
*foundation, bb cream, or the like
*concealer (if you wish)
*your favorite blush
*the attitude of peter pan (hey, no grown up notions here!)

After your foundation (and concealer), smile!  Place 2 dots of cream highlighter on the top of your cheek (yep, we are accentuating the wide part of the face, but the glow looks fantastic!).  Blend, blend, blend!  This highlighter is soooo easy to work with!

For the mascara, run one coat on each set of eyelashes (it looks pretty ordinary at this point!).... wait a few seconds, and apply another coat (ooh, those lashes are starting to look good!)....wait a few more and apply the last coat (what!?  why do you look so awake all of a sudden with those flirty eyelashes of yours?!)

Now top off your look with your favorite blush!  Any lip product will go with this looks, so go for your best!

Now hop on out into the sunshine and have a fabulous day!