^ In this photo I’m wearing Lime Crime lipstick in “Poisonberry” and House of Lashes “Iconic” falsies. For a similar look to this using different lashes & lippie, check out this: http://bit.ly/1oug3zH
I love nothing more than purposely messy hair! There’s something about that just-rolled-out-of-bed look that’s so carelessly confident & sexy. PLUS! Low-maintenance. Bring on humidity. Bring on rain. Bring on the ice bucket challenge! The more messed up it gets, the better! It’s so easy to achieve. Mindless really. All I use is a clip-less barrel curling iron (or curling rod). This is the one I use, but I use the 1.5 in attachment. This whole style takes me about 15 minutes to do so I can almost always fit it in. It lasts into the next day and looks even less “done” as the waves drop a bit. I’m not a hairspray girl but I’d imagine it’d be more defined and look more like the first day if you choose to finish off with a few spritzes.
As many of you have seen from my recent list of obsessions, dark lips are what I’m so excited to be experimenting with right now. I love how by just focusing on the lips you can keep everything else relatively simple. In the sea of nude lips we see all the time, a bold lip screams confidence. The woman that dares to switch things up and try something new is the woman that many envy because they too wish they were as brave. You can be that woman. Try out something new with your makeup and you just might surprise yourself with the results. At the end of the day, it’s just makeup and you can always wash it right off!
I’ve had this Joan Rivers post on my to-do list since last year and have kept putting it off and putting it off. I did not want to write it since she had been admitted into the hospital as I didn’t want to even consider the thought that she wouldn’t make it through. But, today, with a heavy heart, I’m taking the time to reflect on some of the things that made me admire Joan Rivers ever since I could remember. I was first introduced to Joan Rivers in the 90s when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show and remember Joan saying something about, “I’d rather see a new face come out of an old car than an old face coming out of a new one.” And there, even though I was maybe around 7 years old, my lifelong friendship with Joan Rivers began. Ever since, Joan had always been someone I turned to when I needed a laugh or some light-hearted yet poignant advice. For years, her face — or faces — have graced inspiration boards + collages as a reminder of what a hard-working woman can achieve and that it’s never too late to succeed. Continue reading…
Just because summer’s pretty much over doesn’t mean you can’t still have beautiful, glowing skin. Sometimes it’s tricky to get that dewy look to look right when you have larger pores. My suggestion is to a) use a pore minimizer around the areas that your pores appear the largest, b) skip shimmery products that can make uneven texture more obvious, c) press powder over the areas where your pores appear the largest (i.e. around the nose, inner part of the cheeks) & leave the high points of the cheeks and anywhere where you don’t get too shiny bare of powder. Hope this helped!
I’ve been playing around with my Temptu airbrush system for the past month or two and I have been LOVING the results. If you do it right, you can get your skin to look FLAWLESS but what I love the most about airbrush foundation is how long-lasting it is. Out of any other kinds of foundations I’ve tried, this always looks nearly freshly applied after HOURS of having it on. Major plus for people who have oilier skin like I do. It did take some getting used to which is why I made this video to hopefully help a lot of you that maybe have tried it and didn’t get the results you hoped for OR are considering trying airbrush makeup. More tips after the jump!
Say what you want about the Kardashians / Jenners but their beauty game is always on point! Right now, I’m obsessed with Kendall Jenner’s brows. Allow me to say that I prefer these to Cara Delevingne’s. While Cara’s are impressive, even if we could possibly grow our brows to that thickness, they’re a bit more difficult to pull off. Can we get some eyebrow extensions up in here?!?!
HALF-UP HALF-DOWN PONYTAIL [Think Ariana Grande / Jennifer Lopez / Khloe Kardashian]
It wasn’t until this year that I started experimenting a bit with the half-up half-down pony. It’s the more feminized / girly version of the ponytail. There’s something sweet and youthful about the way this looks but it can look a little bit “pedophile-approved” so make sure to keep the rest of your look a bit more grown up. Plus, if you pull tight enough, you can give yourself a mini brow lift.
DARK VAMPY LIPS + NAILS
As the summer fades away, I get impatient and want to jump right into a darker, vampier, more cold-weather-appropriate beauty routine. I start by painting my nails dark — OPI Lincoln Park After Dark is my go-to! BESIDES NAILS, I’ve noticed a lot more ladies giving their nude lips a break and opting for deep burgundy, blood red, and even plum tones even during the summer months. It’s kind of Goth / Bohemian Chic, Wednesday Addams Does Summer. What’s not to love? To try this out on your own, I recommend keeping the rest of your look simple but pay attention to your brows, lashes, and some bronzer.
Fell in LOVE with this look! I loved the stickers on the face and the whole alien / space princess look Ariana Grande had going on in the video for “Break Free” (it kind of reminded me of Britney’s “Oops!…I Did It Again” video) so I pulled a lot of inspiration from it. Looking back, I wish I used bigger lashes for this look! Anyway, I hope you all like this look!! Without the stickers and crystals it makes a great day or night look that’s beautifully soft and glam all at once.
I’ve always been fascinated with the beauty secrets of old Hollywood actresses. Think about it — this was before all the advancements of photo-retouching and before botox and other injectables were just a lunch hour visit away. These women had to actually pull off extreme glamour without the technology available to us today. While some of their methods are probably a tad impractical for the everyday woman — I mean, who’s got the time to unglue themselves from a dress and tweet at the same time? — they are interesting!
Summertime is the best time to start something new. Something about the sunshine and calm of it all inspires me and motivates me. While most would say it’s the perfect time to get lazy and do nothing, I find something invigorating about the relaxed pace of this season. It’s the perfect time to learn something new, start a new romance, make over your life, without pressure. Since the summer is known as the time most people shut off and take is easy, it’s as if mistakes and failures during this time don’t count for as much. You could have been on vacation doing nothing productive, so if nothing comes of your new actions during the summer months, there’s less guilt and disappointment attached. Continue reading…