Your Lips, But Better

Hi Lovelies,

When it comes to lip products, the trend has been the more pigment the better. It is all about rich saturation, from nude to bold to vampy colors as well as matte, glossy, satin, and metallic finishes. Thing is, when you have minimal makeup the options are chapstick or nude lips; or so you thought! I’ve been trying out a few lip products that give your lips a little extra something, without a lot of pigment, but is also a step above lip balm. I don’t have pictures of me wearing the products, because it doesn’t look like I’m wearing anything on camera. So, do with that information what you will.

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Fenty Beauty Lip Gloss

Home girl was NOT kidding when this lip gloss got named the universal lip luminizer. It has the smallest amount of a peachy nude, and it just looks SO GOOD. The formula is amazing too! It’s soft, not sticky, and you can’t feel the shimmery bits.

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YSL volupte tint in balm

this balm is unlike anything I’ve ever put on my lips before. It’s like a soft veil of goodness on my lips. It definitely doesn’t feel like a traditional balm; it’s more like an oil??? Like you know when you’re eating popcorn and the butter residue is left on your lips? It’s like that but not gross. The balm comes in a lot of colors. I have #1 , Dream me Nude, which is described as a neutral mauve. #2 tease me pink, #7 Flirt me Coral, and #3 call me rose are some more “your lips but better” shades.

Natural Curly Hair Routine

Yep I did it. My room is a mess, the lighting is awful, and I filmed on my iphone. I want to do more videos, but it takes up a lot of time I don’t have. Tell me if it’s good, and if I should do more!!

here are the main take aways :

  1. you need leave in conditioner, mousse, AND gel
  2. Section you hair to make sure every in gets covered
  3. Don’t forget about your roots, so help me God
  4. I KNOW the thumbnail is messed up I don’t know what to do about it; it’s right everywhere else. Even in the featured image.

5 Steps to Minimal Makeup

So minimal makeup? It’s fast and easy; perfect for the working woman. It’s actually perfect for any situation because of it’s simplicity. I’ve broken down my routine into 5 steps that take me from just-rolled-out-of-bed to effortlessly put together.

  1. Concealer/corrector: a peachy colored corrector can help with discoloration of dark circles and concealer helps make everything look like skin.


2. Powder Foundation: The coverage isn’t fantastic, but it is enough to make the skin seamless (aka you can’t tell where your concealer stops and my skin starts). With a light  dusting, it also sets all of the cream products.

3.  Bronzer: Yep, it’s extra and can be completely skipped, BUT HEAR ME OUT. Bronzer helps give dimension and color. It also doubles as eyeshadow.


4. Brows: Framing the face is essential when there is no time (or want) for full face. Defining the eyebrows, no matter how full they are, can be the difference between makeup that looks rushed, and the minimal makeup look I am trying to achieve.


5. Mascara & Liner: Again frame the face! Eyes are the window to the soul, draw attention to your windows! Mascara opens up the eyes, and a nude liner will make them look brighter.

There you have it, 5 easy steps to achieve a gorgeous minimal makeup look. What? The lips? Right so, I usually just use chapstick. Feel free to pair any lip color with this look! I guess that is 6 steps, but shhhhh consider it a bonus

MAC Lipstick Collection

I’ve been collecting MAC lipsticks since I was in high school. It’s not a massive collection, but I love them and I have shades I actually want to use.

Persistence: This is the newest edition to the family. The website describes it as a peachy cinnamon color, and I call it  my perfect nude. I’ve been using persistence the most frequently because it’s such an everyday color for me. Persistence is a matte finish but still super comfortable to wear all day long.

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Del Rio: Del Rio is my favorite lipstick when I want a nice everyday color. I like to layer her underneath my Nyx matte liquid lipstick in french maid to make everything more comfortable. The color is described as a muted plum brown and is a satin finish.

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Stone: Stone is what I use when I want a full on spice girls 90’s lip. My skin tone pulls the brown color more heavily than the taupe that others tend to get out of it. It is a matte finish (are we sensing a trend?) and a muted greyish taupe brow (straight from mac cosmetics website).

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Rebel: My first love. Rebel is the first MAC lipstick I’ve ever owned and I have worn her to DEATH. I got her when I was into super bold lips because I couldn’t blend eye shadow. At one point, I would wear rebel every single day.

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Viva Glam 1: This is my perfect red lipstick. It felt good to buy it because MAC donates money to an AIDS charity whenever someone buys products from the viva glam line.

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Spring Makeup Trends 2017 (Maquillaje para la Primavera)

From Zac Posen to DKNY, Jeremy Scott to Christian Siriano, one makeup trend for Spring 2017 stands out above all: Fresh clean skin. While some designers added bold lips, eyes, and brows, the face was left to the natural beauty of the runway models, and this is such an amazing trend for the everyday.  We can store our full coverage foundations for now, because embracing our freckles and small imperfections are in! Exciting update: I’m going to try and translate a few posts at a time into Spanish!!! It’s not the best right now because I’m used to speaking, not writing. It’s scary but with any skill it takes practice.

I created two looks inspired by SS 17 fashion week. The first is more for daytime. I used a medium coverage foundation and concealer to even out my skin and cover my dark circles. Then I used a peach blush and a little bit of bronzer to add dimension and color. I also used the same blush and bronzer on my eyes to keep things simple. I finished off  with mascara for an easy look that took me 15 miutes tops! The “night” look is even simpler: I added black liner and shadow for an easy smoky eye, and a berry lipstick to add drama.

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Casi todo los diseñadores presentarton  un tema en común para el maquillaje del Fashion week Spring/Summer 2017: el rostro fresco.

En esta temporada se puede usar bases de cobertura ligera y guardar las de cobertura completa para mas adelante.

Yo me inspire para crear dos looks differente uno para el dia en el cual use una base de cobertura mediana para igualar el tono de piel. Despues use un blush peach y un bronzer para agregar dimesion y color a la cara. Tambien use los mismos productos en los ojos para simplificar el proceso. Termine con una mascara para un look facil que toma alrededor de 15 minutos applicarlo

El look de noche es mas facil:

Ya que tenemos la base del dia, ahora agregar un deliniardor y sombra negra para crear un smoky eye. Y despues un labial berry para añadir glamour.

Spring Haul!!

So I did some shopping over the past month and a half… The good news is that I’ll have a ton of inspiration for new posts and videos for the next few weeks. The bad news is that now I have to find a new reason to justify my purchases lol. I filmed a video hauling my nw stash I will leave links to everything I showed in the description box of the video as well as here, happy watching!

 

Carli Bybel Palette

Makeup Revolution Palette

Costa Riche eyeliner 

Painterly Paint Pot

Fix Plus Spray 

H&M dresses 

H&M  Tops 

Forever 21 Shirts 

Forever 21 Jacket 

Forever 21 Cardigan 

Aldo Yalissa Shoes 

 

Saturday Sales

Who doesn’t love lazily roaming the internet for sales on a Saturday?


Forever 21

Forever 21 has a few sales going on this weekend! Most dresses are 20% off, select items are 30% off (online only for Valentine’s day), and their outlet section has a variety of  styles for 70% OFF!


Barnes and Noble

With the code BNHEART17, your entire order gets a 10% off through Valentine’s day ( 2/14/17). Their clearance section has books and items for up to 75% off!


Books a Million 

Coloring books are Buy one Get one 50%, DVD and Blu-Rays are up to 30% off, and select graphic novels are buy 2 get the 3rd free!


Charlotte Russe

This may be the sale of the weekend. Online and instore, all jeans are $20! All tees start at $12, all jackets are $25. Online only, shoes start at $15 and finally all dresses are $25 or less!

Happy Shopping!

*pictures from google*