Valentine’s Day Picks

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Just sharing a few of my favorite things! From fun(ny) underwear to cozy festive sweaters and the best beauty picks, there’s a little somptin for everyone! Best gift ideas? This clutch and this Tory Burch FitBit!

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Earrings // ChargeCase // Perfume // Candle // FitBit // Glasses // Clutch // Undies // Vernis // Blush // Bracelet // Lipstick // Sweater

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New Year’s Celebration Outfit Inspo

The burning question while prepping for the New Year’s celebration isn’t “what are you doing?”, it is “what are you wearing?” It is vital to ring in the new year with a BANG, might as well look fab while doing it! If you haven’t had time to think about what you are going to wear, we are here to help you! Below, we put together a variety of New Year’s celebration outfits, that we hope will inspire you! Share with us on how you will be ringing in the new year and what you will be wearing!

Sparkle & Shine

Pucker Up: Top 5 Lip Colors

Spring may be here, but Summer is not too far away! With each new season are new trends and styles for all of us fashionistas to keep up with! So, while you are gathering your cropped tops, fringe, and bold/bright and iridescent attire, don’t forget to pair it up with some trendy lip colors, which can totally reinvent your look for the Spring and Summer! Check out the top 5 lip colors you need to try this season!

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 10.08.21 PMNude lips have become a definite style statement – a trend that transcended to a classic. It is usually applied when you want to focus the attention on a dramatic smokey eye with long bold lashes. Whether you are a brunette or a blonde, nude is flattering on all!

My Recommendations:

1. Maybelline Baby Lips ” Peach Kiss”, $3.19, Target.com

2. Wet n’ Wild Mega Last “Bare it all” Lip Color, $0.99, Walgreens.com

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Pretty in Pink! This color is great if you want to go for a more flirty and youthful look. It works purr-fect with a dramatic cat-eye, bold lashes, and some subtle blush highlighting your cheekbone!

My Recommendations:

1. Maybelline Baby  Lips Dr. Rescue Dedicated Lip balm ” Soothing Sorbet”, $3.49, Target.com

2. MAC Fantasy of Flowers Collection: Cremesheen “Pink Pearl Pop” Lipstick, $16  , MAC.com

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Orange is the new black… this stylishly fun look first made its appearance on the Spring 2014 runway, then made its way to our faces. If you feel like changing up the nude and pink shades, jump into this burst of orange, which will absolutely complement your complexion!

My Recommendations:

1. Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick “Cosmopop”, $18, Nastygal.com

2. MAC Lipstick “Vegas Volt”, $19, MAC.com

3. Maybelline Color Whisper “Orange Attitude”, $5.70, Target.com

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Honestly, this color is great for any skin tone, giving you a sexy retro look! It should be applied with minimal makeup because it is such a bold color that can stand on its own!

My Recommendations:

1.  Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm “Grape Vine”, $2.69 , Target.com

2. MAC Frost Odyssey (No. 434), $16 , Mac.com

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There is really no rival for the classic red lip. It can elevate and sexify (is that a word? now it is!) your outfit or look in seconds! I usually use a red lip when I have minimal makeup on (aka too lazy), partnered with some eye liner and mascara.

My Recommendations:

1. Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Besos”, $22, Sephora.com

2. MAC Viva Glam Lipstick, $19, Mac.com

 

Have you tried any of these colors? If so, what is your favorite or go to?

Blush + Lip Tint Supertrick

imageThe ever-asked question: if you had to leave the house wearing only one makeup product, what would it be?

For me, it’s a no-brainer. BLUSH. And not just blush… I guess this one’s kind of a cheat. I mean blush + blush turned lipstick.

This look is perfect for a Spring day in the sunshine! In my opinion, there’s nothing more feminine and charming than a soft pink cheek. The flush that a good blush provides brings an element of intrigue – suggesting something both guilty and playful. Good blush contouring is fun and, when done right, super-natural in an “I’m not wearing any makeup – my life always lends way to this flushed and fabulous look” kind of way ;)

Pair that with a lip stain to match your cheeky flush, and you’ve reached my all-time fave makeup look.

I actually came upon this genius idea by mistake. My favorite blush and lipgloss palate sit the blush and glosses way too close together, resulting in deposits of blush accumulating in all my light gloss colors! At first I was annoyed, but soon realized that the light pink lip glosses took on whatever color of blush I mixed into them! Genius mistake? Yes yes yes!!! Now I’m obsessed with this concept and do it on purpose all the time. As much as I love buying new lipsticks, this technique truly let’s you make your shades, customized to your needs and complexion. If you don’t have a spare nude lip palate lying around (umm, seriously? Who does?) I suggest mixing blush pigment into a tiny amount of Vaseline on the end of a Qtip. This keeps the integrity of your blush color perfectly and lets you make easy single use batches of lip stain! Just take some loose powder and mix with a tiny bit of vaseline and spread onto your lips.

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Next, I blush my cheeks like crazy. I like to use a loose powder blush because it lets me pick up just the right amount. My favorite is Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in Peachy Dream.

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Not too much, of course, but don’t make the mistake of applying too little. Coming from a girl that turns tomato-red after only five minutes at the gym, I have the authority to claim that blush does look natural, even if you have a good amount of pigment sitting on your cheekbones.

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And voila! With one simple makeup product you’ve totally transformed your look, double-whammy style. Take that, you “I-won’t-leave-the-house-without-mascara” chicas.