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Thursday, August 28, 2014

NINA DOBREV VMA LOOK TUTORIAL

Nina Dobrev, Tutorial, How to add clip in extensions into a pony tail

Hi Snoopers! Thanks so much for hanging out with me today!
Over on instagram, I asked you which beauty's look from the VMAs you wanted me to recreate in a video, and a whopping majority of you voted for Nina Dobrev! She rocked a high pony and orange lip like nobody else could on the red carpet, and it was one of my fav looks of the night as well.

Take a look at the video below to see my take on her style and makeup... let's do it! *The focus on this video was not so great, so sorry! But, my new office/studio is almost finished so my next video will be much better!



Products Used:

I also mentioned my how-to video for using brow powders, which you can see here. And a look at those cool round brushes can be found here.

I hope this gave you some new ideas, and inspired you to rock an orange lip very soon! Have a great weekend, and see you all soon! xo
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BLUE RIBBON WINNERS: DERMALOGICA SKINCARE

Top skincare picks from Dermalogica, Dynamic Skin Recovery, Overnight Clearing Gel, Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, Ultrasoothing Eye Serum, Environmental Control Deodorant

A long time ago, in a far away place called Salt Lake City... a little girl named Megan went to beauty school. Megan didn't even know what the word 'esthetics' meant, let alone that someone could have a career in it... but thanks to Dermalogica, she fell in love with the study of skincare and the rest is history!

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Yes, it's true! When I went to beauty school- I had never even heard the word 'esthetics' before, and I had no idea that I would be learning about skincare as part of my cosmetology training. I was 17 after all, so I hadn't paid much attention to my skin just yet. But, my education in the spa world opened my eyes to the wonder of that part of the beauty industry, and luckily for me- Dermalogica was a big part of that experience.

I've continued to use and love many of the Dermalogica products that I used during my school days. After all it's one of the top skincare lines in the world, and its' products are loved by millions. I wanted to share with you my top picks from the line, maybe there is one just right for you as well!

Dynamic Skin Recovery- This little bottle of goodness has freakin 50 SPF in it, yet it isn't thick or greasy like traditional sunscreen. It is a lightweight daily moisturizer that is geared for anti-aging and is seriously so good. Don't mess around when it comes to sunscreen. Just use it everyday and be glad you did later. It isn't cheap, but a little goes a long way- and you'll be much more likely to use a sunscreen if it is high quality and good for your skin like this one is.

Ultra Soothing Eye Serum- I have crazy sensitive eyes! The actual eyeballs them selves (I can't walk outside without sunglasses on), plus the skin around my eyes stings with almost every product that touches it. This eye serum has never irritated my eyes, and is so lovely. I always go back to it.

Overnight Clearing Gel- The name says it all. Put this stuff of your blemishes at night, and they'll be reduced in size by at least half in the morning. I use it religiously for my troubled skin.

Environmental Control Deodorant- I don't know why I love this stuff SO MUCH... deodorant is not something I usually splurge on. But this has a mens cologne scent that I just can't get enough of! It's a clear gel/solid formula, and I think it is divine. [I'm a weirdo, I guess]

Multi Vitamin Power Recovery Masque- Heaven in a Tube! I wear this Vitamin C masque for hours on end. The creamy orange masque leaves skin feeling totally refreshed and glowing, and it is so good for post peel or microdermabrasion treatments. Must have.


Cheers to great skin! Let me know if you have any Dermalogica favorites, and be sure you vote on instagram, to tell me which #LOOKSTHATROCK you want me to recreate from the VMA's.

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*Dynamic Recovery sample provided by Dermalogica via iFabbo

Friday, August 22, 2014

#LOOKSTHATROCK WITH THE VMA AWARDS // PLUS A GIVEAWAY

#looksthatrock, VMA Awards, CVS, P&G

Hell-OOH! What a great Friday... I'm ready for the weekend, how about you!?!
Today I am teaming up with the MTV Video Music Awards and CVS  to get you all pumped for this years' award show. I honestly love the VMA's because of the crazy fashion and beauty on the red carpet, plus the EPIC music performances and collaborations that happen on stage.

Some day, I hope to be in attendance at the show so I can bring you the inside snoop straight from the source. But until that day comes, I can still get you excited to watch the show- it's on Sunday Aug 24th 9/8c. 

CVS is offering some really great beauty deals in honor of this years show, it's all part of their #LOOKSTHATROCK  campaign. They sent me a box of beauty goodies to share with my friends during a little pre-VMA party this week. It was so much fun- and we all found some new products to love. 


I created my rock star look above using a few goodies from my party kit:
And since most celebrities are complete nut-cases, I thought it was only fitting that I wore my 'more issues than VOGUE' tee. It's so cute and snarky... just like me. [see what I did there?]

If you want to get in on the action, you can hashtag your own rocker beauty looks on your social channels, or post your favorite celebrity #LOOKSTHATROCK from the VMA red carpet. I'll be sharing my pics for best dressed and best beauty over on instagram, so let me know if you agree with my winners. And you can head to your local CVS to get these products for BOGO 50% Off.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a rockin weekend! AND, since you all are my friends too... I saved one extra goody box from my party. Enter to win it using the rafflecopter entry below! Good luck

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*thanks to CVS and the VMA's for sponsoring this post


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MAKEUP SPLURGE OR SAVE GIVEAWAY // WITH STUDIO5 TV

The makeup essentials every women needs on any budget, splurge makeup, save makeup

Hello loves! Today is a great day on the blog- I am so happy you are here, so thank you!
I stopped by Studio5 TV today to dish on my makeup must haves, and the best part is I included two budget options in each category so you can SAVE or SPLURGE! Check out the video and then shop your picks using the links below. PLUS, one lucky reader will be scooping up a care package full of my must-haves, so be sure you enter to win using the rafflecopter entry below. There's also a BONUS VIDEO today, where I answer the question, 'Can a women over 30 wear a headband without looking like a wanna-be teenager?' Check out my answer below.









SPLURGE:
Wearing: Yala Dress c/o Shabby Apple



SAVE:



Hope some of these goodies solve an issue for you! Thanks again for stopping by, don't forget the giveaway below- the first two entry options are required, the rest are optional but each one you complete adds your name into the drawing an additional time. Good luck!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

THE PIECE OF YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE THAT'S MISSING



Skincare is a HUGE part of my life. Probably yours too, since you're reading this.

Lately though, I've been thinking how the majority of our skincare routines' happen at NIGHT. I mean, I spend a solid 20 minutes each night 'taking my face off' before I go to bed. And although I know how important these steps are to having beautiful skin, I realized that I wasn't giving the same care to my skin in the MORNINGS. Which doesn't make much sense considering day time is when people actually SEE me.

So, what should you put on your face in the AM to continue those great habits from the night before? Surprise, surprise- I am going to recommend a Vitamin C serum yet again. [Have you realized how much I love Vitamin C yet? If not you can read this post, oh and this one too!] Even Dr. OZ agrees with me, so BOOM!

Vitamin C continues to be one of the most used beauty ingredients in the war on aging skin. And I don't think that trend is going anywhere. My latest Vitamin C find is the Valentia Even Glow Serum . It uses the goodness of Sea Buckthorn Fruit to diminish fine lines and boost the firmness in your skin. And it's recommended for MORNING use.

Put this glorious stuff on in the AM and let the goodness sink in and work for you throughout the day. The serum should be the first thing you apply after washing your face in the morning. It will soak into the outer layers of skin and go to work, shrinking pores, filling in fine lines, and boosting collagen.

Since I've started focusing on my morning routine, and not just my nighttime one- I have seen major improvements in the radiance of my skin. I don't feel like I am just faking a glow with my makeup, I actually feel like the skin itself is more glowy. So I am going to keep it up!

I hope you'll join me in my quest to make the morning shine brighter! And be sure you come back tomorrow for a HUGE giveaway you will not want to miss, xo

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*Product sample fulfilled by Valentia via Brandbacker 

Friday, August 15, 2014

IS TEMPORARY HAIR COLOR TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? // LOREAL HAIR CHALK REVIEW

Loreal Hair Chalk review, fab or flub?, Liquid Hair Chalk, Temporary Hair Color, How to apply hair chalk


Hello gorgeous friends! I hope your Friday is off to a great start, and you are ready for a fun weekend! Today, I am bring you a first look at the latest from Loreal, Hair Chalk.

Thanks to pinterest, the hair chalk crazed hit hard and fast about two years ago. And well the idea is great, the reality never quite panned out. If you've ever tried it to get a pop of color at home, without the commitment- you know what I am talking about when I say, it was a total let down.

Loreal released a new breed of hair chalk this Spring that is a liquid formula, it promises great results without the messy fallout, or the color to clothes transfer of its' dry-formula counterpart.

I had HIGH hopes for this stuff! But, you'll have to watch the video below to see how it turned out, and decide if it's FAB or a FLUB? 

***Let's just say, this is an excellent example of what happens when you lack at following directions. Oops



Loreal Hair Chalk:

Wearing:
POP Dress c/o Shabby Apple

Thanks for stopping by today, and for humoring my silly video!
We can't win them all, oh well- xo

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