Product Review: La Belle Naturelle

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When stumbling on instagram, I came across a page filled with fresh, natural, & made to order products.  Anna, from La Belle Naturelle, recommended two products that would help with dry skin. We received the Do Not Be Fooled Body Butter Twist in the scent Sweet Romance and the Sangria Red Wine Soap.  Our review is based on our skin type: Brenda has very dry skin and Kelly has normal.Read More »

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Sephora VIB Sale Haul

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Here is a sneak peak at our biggest beauty haul yet! We could not resist the 20% off for the VIB sale at Sephora, so we decided to stock on some old favs and some new products we have been dying to try. Expect to see some product reviews coming soon.

 

 

Fall makeup look 🍁💄

It’s that time of the year again where the weather is changing, we are swapping our summer wardrobe for boots and sweaters, pumpkin flavored everything is re-emerging, and dark bold lips are back in style. Fall is a great time of year to experiment with vampy lips.  Makeup will help bring your outfit to another level so don’t be shy and play with it this season. A bold lip can be paired with simple eye look or if you’re more daring, a little smokey eye, shimmer, or winged liner never hurt nobody.

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Brenda Dolls Up a Friend..

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Doing someone else’s makeup is always a bit of a challenge since everyone has a different style and face structures.  My tip of advise is listen to what they like/ the look they desire, pay close attention to their face structures, skin type, and skin tone.  I had the pleasure to doll up one of my best friends for a wedding she was attending.  Some of the products used were hers while the others were mine. As for makeup brushes, I used my own.  Listed are the steps and products used for hair and makeup:

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Dirt Off Those Brushes.

Cleaning makeup brushes/sponges… how we love to hate it. For some reason, it always seems like a daunting task, but is there anything better than using a freshly cleaned brush? (Ok, maybe a bit dramatic) It is important to keep your brushes clean so you aren’t smearing bacteria on your face everyday.

Many cleansing products are either a quick-dry method (spritz it until it is damp, and swirl it on a towel until it is clean) or the wet wash method (involves water). Make sure you consider the type of bristles on your brush and the shape of them and be careful to not cause any distortion.

It is recommended to clean makeup brushes every two weeks, but let’s be real- once a month if we are lucky. Don’t forget to wipe them off after every use (especially if you’re playing with dark eye shadow colors).  If you’re prone to break outs, we advise to thoroughly clean your brushes more often.  If you’re a makeup artist or sharing brushes with someone else, well, we hope you’re sanitizing after every use.  Remember, if you’re going to use the wet wash method, your brushes will need some time to dry.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money on fancy cleansers; there are plenty of effective, affordable options. Here are some of our techniques:

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Purrrfect Cat Eye…..

The perfect cat eye can transition through all weathers and seasons which makes it a staple in my makeup routine. You can change the intensity of the liner by adding a thicker line or more dramatic flick. If at first you don’t succeed, brush yourself off and try again…try again…try again (Read in the tune of Aaliyah..RIP). No, but seriously, cat liner can take some practice so don’t get discouraged! I used the Kat Von D tattoo liner in trooper. I think this is the most user friendly liquid liner that I’ve ever tried so I highly recommend it for beginners and pros alike. My biggest tip is to make small connecting strokes, instead of one long fluid stroke. I prefer liquid liners because they give a sharp, precise line but pencils, gels, and powders can also be used to create a cat eye. Cat eyes are perfect on a naked lid or applied over your favorite shadow. Here’s a quick step by step tutorial on how I apply my eyeliner:

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Nyx Intense Butter Gloss

NYX came out with INTENSE butter glosses.  There are a variety of different shades, but I picked up these four colors. They are similar in texture to their regular butter glosses yet the colors are more pigmented.  These lip colors are creamy, glossy, and are easy to apply.  They have the nyx sweet scent but it is not over powering.  Nyx Cosmetics can be purchased at Ulta, Target, CVS, Nordstrom, and Nordstrom Rack. They cost around $4.99.  Ulta usually has Buy One Get One 50% which is a great deal! IMG_7738Read More »

Beach Look 👙☀️

Going to the beach, out and about on the town,  and want to look put together without a full face of makeup?  Going bare face is always a great option but if you want to add a little bit of glam, apply the essentials: mascara, brows, tinted gloss, concealer under the eyes/cover any blemishes, and of course some spf- plus bronzer and highlighter is never a bad idea to add! Don’t forget your shades and a hat to accessorize. You could always apply the items after the beach, but remember you’ll be out in the sun and your products may melt. Now, go ahead and get yourself some Vitamin-Sea 😎

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Beach essentials

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July Favorites

We are excited to introduce our first monthly favorite products for the month of July. First of all, where the heck did the summer go?! But really… We have compiled a list of our most reached for products within the last month- some oldie but goodies and some brand spanking new. As with always, if you interested in getting a more in depth review of a particular product leave us a suggestion/recommendation of what you would like to see. Per norm, pizza, wine, and sushi have landed on our monthly favorites but let’s look further into our makeup, fashion, and lifestyle products.

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50 Shades of Pink…

Pinks… possibly the easiest lip color to pull off. You can find a pink for every occasion from subtle, everyday to bold night out looks. With so many options, it’s easy to find a good pink from drugstore to high end brands. In our opinion, the brighter, deeper pinks are easier to pull off. The lighter, bubblegum shades (think: Nicki Minaj) can be tricky since these shades don’t complement teeth well. So, pucker up and show us your favorite pinks!

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