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How To: A Bombshell Look for Valentine’s Days


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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and whether you’re spending it with your significant other or out on the town with your girlfriends, a soft romantic look is always appropriate!

To help create this look, I enlisted the help of some of Cover Girl’s newest products from their Bombshell collection:

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  • Prep eyes with an eye primer
  • Apply Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast  in Gold Goddess on eyelid down to lash line.  I like to use a concealer brush when applying cream shadows.
  • Use a medium matte brown in the crease
  • Apply a darker brown in the corner of eyes
  • Line eyes with Bombshell Intensity Liner by LashBlast in Pitch Black Passion. The felt tip applicator makes applying liquid liner easy. Wing the corners slightly at the end for a flirty look.
  • Line bottom lashes using a black shadow
  • Romantic looks calls for lashes and lots of them! Curl eyelashes first and then use Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara in Very Black.


  • To achieve a soft glow, use bronzer along the hairline, the hollows of cheek bones and jaw line.
  • A soft coral blush for a natural flush
  • Highlight cheek bones with a gold shimmer highlighter


  • Line lips with a pink liner
  • Fill with a rose colored lipstick
  • Top with pink gloss


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CoverGirlLogo How To: A Bombshell Look for Valentines DaysIntroducing COVERGIRL’s NEW BOMBSHELL collection – Featuring a revolutionary dual-system mascara that delivers big, sexy Bombshell lashes. Take your look from ordinary to extraordinary!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by COVERGIRL via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of COVERGIRL.

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Fake It Till You Make It: 4 Products For a Winter Time Glow


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I hate dull winter skin, so I like to fake a glow using just a few products:

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From l. to r.:

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder- Dim- It’s like real time photoshop makeup. There are 6 different  powders in this line..some for highlighting, but Dim is an all over powder to smooth out any imperfections. $45

Iman Second to None Foundation Stick- I use this in the darkest shade, Earth 7, lightly contour on forehead and the hollows of the cheekbones. No orange undertones make for a believable glow. $16

NARS Blush in Taos-  A warm pink with just a hint of shimmer. My go to blush for summer and winter. $29

M.A.C. Cream Color Base in Hush- Applied along the cheekbones, it gives a gorgeous candle lit glow. $20

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3 Steps to a Beautiful Blowout


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Mastering a blowout can be downright tricky, intimidating, and frustrating. But it’s a skill every woman should have on their bucket list.

So here are 3 simple steps anyone, but especially girls with very thick or curly hair, can use to get an awesome blow out at home:

***Just a word to the wise. It’s crucial to start with a great hair cut. When you have a great cut, your hair should be less maintenance, not more. Philly area girls need to check out Salon Vanity in Center City. Ask for Susan! Her hair cuts and blow outs are the best in the city***

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Please excuse the lack of makeup here ;)

1. Divide the hair into small sections. It’s so much easier to work with smaller amounts of hair at a time and it helps prevent frizz. I usually section my hair in 5–two in the back, one on each side, and one on top.

2. Reverse the brush.  Hold the brush as if you are going to flip your hair up, not under. Why? You get the best tension, therefore straightest hair possible. This part is key in my blow drys since my hair is so curly and thick.

3. Curl the hair under. Once you have dried the section of the hair 3/4 quarters of the way using the reverse hold, finish drying the rest under.

And that’s it. Repeat until all sections are done! It will take a little bit to really get good styling your hair with a round brush and blow dryer, but its worth it. The finished result has so much more volume and movement then with a flat iron.

Stay tuned for the tools to use and products needed for a great blow out post this week!

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Who would have thought Aquaphor and Sugar!!??


Dull flaky skin that needs a quick remedy…. read on!!

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A client sits in my makeup chair for her on camera appearance and the first thing I see is dry flaky spots all over her skin.

I didn’t have a facial scrub with me so I had to think quick I couldn’t apply makeup just yet. We all know the makeup only looks as good as the skin. I always carry some aquaphor with me and I happen to see a packet of sugar lying around. So I quickly did  a mix of both sugar and aquaphor now what do I have ?? A scrub.!

I gently applied it to the areas that needed it with a q- tip  then with my finger  in a circular motion I started peeling the dead skin off.

I was amazed at how great her skin looked .. However if your gong to try this please make sure you thoroughly wash off the aquaphor and sugar before the makeup application.

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