I was looking for a good way to jazz up my vanity and get organized instead of having my makeup thrown all over the place. So I was excited when I found a quick tutorial on Pinterest. I know everyone has seen it and it really is easy.
Things You Need:
2 Candle Sticks ($1 each)
3 Dollar Store Serving Plates ( $1 each)
Hot Glue Gun
Take each candle stick and put glue around the bottom and top edges.
Be sure to hold down firmly each time you glue a piece together.
I'm honored to have gotten a great opportunity to work with the amazing people over at Luxury Princess. I like to rock super long and full locks so when I received my set of Luxury Princess Clip In Hair Extensions I was extremely impressed with them. Their length is perfect! 22 inches falls perfectly on me for my height. I got them in the color Black Brown which matches wonderfully. Shedding is minimal and that is coming from someone who puts a lot of stress on hair.
The packaging is super cute and comes with a tester strip so that you can make sure the hair color is a good match. Clips are sturdy so don't worry about them slipping out. The hair is a great quality and is silky and shiny. I am in love with these extensions! They make me feel so glamorous.
Luxury For Princess has four different sets of clip ins ranging from 120 grams to 260 grams.
I'm wearing the 220 gram set. It's a great amount of hair.
This month I didn't do a whole lot of shopping for new products. However I did have a few new and old products that were in constant use.
Nika K - Lip liners
I got these at my local beauty supply store and they caught my eye because I thought they would work well with my favorite lipstick, Candy Yum Yum lipstick from MAC. I use Pink Flamingo to lighten up the lip color and I use Deep Pink to slightly darken it. They were both really good pickups and are super cheap.
Flower - Lighten Up Brightening Concealer BC1
I have gone through a lot of under eye concealers and this one is in my top five for sure. It's not too heavy and sits well on the skin. I am really starting to really like the whole Flower line, which you can only get at Walmart.
Ruby Kisses - Bordeaux & Wine
Let me just say this. Nine times out of ten when I go to the beauty supply store I never even look at all the cosmetics they have. A few weeks ago the Ruby Kisses display caught my eye and I thought I would try something from their line. I have been in a dark lipstick mood lately so I chose these two lipsticks. Such pretty colors, their coverage is nice and they don't dry out you lips which is a plus!
Flower- Skincognito Stick Foundation SF8
I feel like the best way to highlight and contour is to use a foundation darker than your skin tone but that is just my preference. While I picked up the Flower highlighter I thought I would go ahead and try out one of their foundations and I am so glad I did. It goes on smooth and is easy to blend and work with. I also love that it doesn't cake and comes in a round tube that easy to apply when you're contouring.
Revlon - Precision Latex Lash Adhesive
I wear a lot of false lashes and it is extremely important that you use a glue that will last and keep you from having to deal with flying lashes. This adhesive dries quick and clear. I also love that the applicator is a little brush which makes it easy to rub onto the lash.
YSL - Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation BD50
My most favorite foundation ever. When my acne isn't too bad this is the foundation I reach for on a daily basis. It sits so well on the skin and looks like you aren't wearing foundation at all. No caking, no running, it's just perfect all day long.
MAC - Makeup Remover Wipes
These wipes are simply the best. There isn't any kind of makeup they can't remove. I never have to scrub and imitate my skin. The packaging is amazing because they never dry out and the wipes also act as a cleanser for the skin.
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I can't believe it is already March! Time had flown by. Today I have something special to share with everyone. It is my pleasure to team up with these beautiful ladies to bring you a fun giveaway. Four lucky readers will win a Sephora's $55 gift card. Sephora is one of my favorite places to shop for cosmetics so I am really excited about this giveaway. Be sure to visit these gorgeous bloggers and say hello!
I know that everyone has a crazy schedule sometimes but it's always extremely important that you keep your makeup brushes as clean as possible. Don't wait too long to clean them. I'm guilty of going a few weeks without cleaning them. That is horrible for the skin and many of the acne problems people suffer with with come from repeatedly using dirty brushes. Bacteria can grow inside the brushes and in your products you use. It is amazing the amount of product that washes out when you clean your brushes. In a perfect world cleaning your brushes once a week would be great but every two weeks is perfectly fine. When you don't let your brushes get too dirty you'll also notice your makeup will look significantly better. Here's a inexpensive way too keep your brushes clean.
What you need:
1Tbs. Dish washing liquid
1Tbs. Olive Oil
Dip the end of your brush in the oil and dish washing liquid.
Lather up the brush in the palm of your hand.
Run the brush under warm water until the water runs clear.
Swish the brush around the bottom of the sink applying a little pressure to the end to squeeze out any remaining product.
Dry off with a old towel and let your brushes air dry over night.