Diamonds are great and all , but MASCARA is my best friend.
Top 5 Brands
1. Buxom by Bare Minerals
2. DNA Lashes by Smashbox
3. Full and Soft by Maybelline
4. Bad Girl Lash by Benefit
5. Voluminous by Loreal
Lashes are everything … the bigger the better! Make sure to place the wand all the way into your lash line and slowly blink into the applicator for the best results! You must give every mascara at least a full week to get used to the wand and product before deciding if it can work for you.
Are you over feathers and headbands and in need of a new accessory? Wrapping a knit scarf through your hair is the latest fall trend. It may take a few test runs before you get it right, but one mastered creates such a chic look! Make two or three vertical ponytails in the back of your head, secure the scarf at the top with bobby pins. Figure eight the scarf between the ponytails and secure the end with a pin. Take the hair hanging from the pony tails and cross them over the scarf in a few separate sections creating a maze between the scarf and your hair. Be brave ,be different and test out this new trend!!!
Middle vs Side Part
In the battle of hair parts there’s more than one winner! Deciding what looks best on you means assessing these 3 things : hair line, face shape , facial features.
Read , analyze and come up with your perfect part !
Face Shape : Oval & Square = middle part … Round & Heart = Side part
Hairline : Low & High Hairlines, widows peak or receding hair on one side = side part … average hair line, no cowlicks, receding hair on both sides = middle part
Facial Features: High cheek bones, defined jawline, smaller nose & lips = middle part … Rounder cheeks, pronounced nose or chin , closer set eyes, fuller lip = side part.
Summed up,it is somewhat harder to pull of a middle part because it draws attention to symmetry and if you don’t have strong, defined and symmetrical features it may take away from your beauty. If, however, you are blessed with beautiful bone structure a middle part will only amplify your pretty-ness. A side part has a softer look and detracts notice from imperfections while playing up assets like big eyes or full lips. A part takes up to two weeks to switch, so test them out and decide what you like best! Begin blow drying the way you want your part to go and sleeping with a bobby pin or hair clip to hold your part down while you sleep.
Here’s a simple little trick and mini treatment to make your lips soft & supple without breaking your bank! Take a Q-tip and slather your lips with good old Vaseline every night before bed … after about five days you will notice no more chapped or dry spots. It hydrates the skin and smoothes out any impurities. Look more youthful and feel better about your smile. A small jar cost about $5 at the drugstore and it will last forever! When your ready to flaunt your pretty pout use Too Faced Beauty Balm in Chocolate Bunny ( www.toofaced.com ) for the most natural nude lip. If your man is like most guys and hates when you wear lip gloss try CO Bigelow’s Mentha Lip Tint available at www.bathandbodyworks.com , it is a mint based product that leaves your breath fresh and lips completely kissable !
Raise the stakes with a High Pony !
Its a severe look yes , but if done right anyone can pull off this style! The trick is to give the illusion of sleek and tight but to have a tease underneath giving a little volume. When the section thats pulled back is to flat to your head it gives women an angle that most do not like , but creating a little lift softens the face and allows the drama of the look to shine through. You can straighten the ponytail to make it extra chic , or tousle and curl it a bit giving a messier appearance. Make sure to highlight the cheek bones bronzer underneath, blush on top. Play up the eyes with a smokier shadow… or go the total opposite direction with a bright red or plum lip, silky liner and bold lashes.
As reluctant as I am to admit it, fall is coming quickly! Just because the weather will be cooling down doesn’t mean your manicure has to! Here are some hot new nail trends for the upcoming season! Get inspired and get painting!
Ever wonder why women always say they want to look like their ‘glowing’ ? Well studies have shown that men are more attracted to women who have more red in their skin tone. This is because when a woman is at her healthiest her cheeks tend to have oxygen rich blood flowing to their skin leaving a rosy appearance. Subconsciously man’s primitive instinct is to be drawn to a healthy looking woman because it is a sign of fertility. Now, if you don’t have this lovely quality naturally you should a) start eating healthy and quit smoking and b) stock up on the pink blush ! Bare Essentials ‘flowers’ is the perfect shade to achieve the look. If you are feeling extra sassy and really want those cheeks to gleam, add a pink shimmer on top of it such as Tinte Cosmetics loose powder in ‘rose petals’. Start at apple of cheek and gentle swipe up on a diagonal line. If you really want to pull out all the stops swipe a darker bronzer under your cheeks to add contrast and give your bone structure sexy definition. Test this theory out and see if the male species is gawking at your glow!
Here are some articles to back up this idea! (http://jenapincott.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/the-case-for-wearing-blush/ & http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5084158/Rosy-cheeks-considered-sign-of-good-health-according-to-research.html
Summer is not over yet and your nails should act accordingly! This mix-matched pastel french manicure is perfect for those last few weeks of hot weather. The design is great for flaunting your girly side without making your nails look too juvenile. Start with an opaque base , then take a skinny pointed tip brush and make a line across the tip of your nails with different pastels colors that compliment one another. Finish with a gel based top coat to add extra shine. Celebrate the last days of summer all the way down to your fingertips!
Quick, Easy & Messy substitute for your average ponytail.
Flip hair upside down and mist with a texturizing spray such as Bumble&Bumble Surf Spray. Lightly scrunch hair with fingertips and flip back over. Bring hair into a ponytail and split into two sections. Loosely tie a double knot with hair and secure with bobby pins in the nape by sliding them up underneath the style. Finish with a gentle hairspray like Goldwell Light Kiss and you’ve got yourself a sexy pony alternative!