How To: A Bombshell Look for Valentine’s Days

05.2.14

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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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Before

Eyes:

  • 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.

Face:

  • 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

Lips:

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

 

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After

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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What Polar Vortex? la prairie’s Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection Has Your Skin Covered

03.2.14

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Between this Polar Vortex that has long out stayed its welcome and crazy post-pregnancy hormones, my skin has decided to start acting out. It’s dry because of the dry heat that is constantly pumping in my house and I’m breaking out because of post-preggo-still-breastfeeding-but-slowing-down hormones.

I’ve started a routine to combat the the breakouts, but my dry skin was still an issue. Further clogging pores with the wrong moisturizer can just make matters worse.

Enter la prairie’s new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some and try out the newest collection from the iconic skin care line. The collection includes the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. It didn’t disappoint. Here’s the deets:

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream: Melts into skin immediately leaving skin instantly soft and supple.

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Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil: How can an oil not be oily? It’s weightless and gives the skin a gorgeous glow.I thought the last thing I would ever do is put oil on my face, but I did and my skin loves me for it.

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I played around with how I used it…I tried just the cream at night and the oil in the morning, but I also tried combining both the oil and creme for extra moisture. No matter which way I applied it, the results were the same. Skin so soft and supple it rivaled that of my 7 month old. No breakouts, no oily skin….just velvety smooth goodness. I even think it actually calmed my breakouts.

To purchase or find out more, go to www.laprairie.com

Miles high in the Swiss Alps, in a world of sheer ice crystals, beauty transcends time. Here, two seemingly fragile plants and one tiny algae survive and thrive in the harshest setting on earth, developing strategies to outwit the environment. It’s only fitting then that la prairie, with a heritage deeply rooted in Switzerland, harnessed these extreme-survivalist secrets into the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. The discovery combines some of the most sophisticated survivalist secrets.

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

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5 Must Have Apps For Editing Photos on Your Phone

27.1.14

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Between #TBT, #FBF, and #SelfieSaturday, there’s a good chance that you will be posting photos of yourself on social media outlets like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  And whether they are camera phone pictures or pictures that are uploaded to your phone, a great photo editing app is essential.

Here’s a list of my favorite photo editing apps for the perfect selfie:

*note this list applies to the iPhone—sound off in the comment section for Android apps!

Photo Editor by Aviary- this is probably my favorite photo editing app. Not only can you make basic edits such as crop, contrast, sharpness, but there are a ton of gorgeous filter packs to play with (even more are available for purchase). You can also fix blemishes, whiten teeth, add text, stickers, frames, and fix red eye. But maybe the coolest feature is the Meme feature so you can create your own Meme like I did above.

Facetune- This is a great app for tweaking minor imperfections in portrait or close up photos. Whiten your teeth, smooth out your complexion, amp up your skin tone and fix blemishes all with this app! And to top it off, you can choose to add a filter to your photo as well.

More Beaute2- Truly for the selfie queen, this app automatically smooths and brightens all photos to perfection in one swoop. Photo looking a little too perfect? No worries–you can adjust the levels to your liking.

Pixlr Express- The awesome desktop software is available on your phone as well! You can pretty much do all the same things on Pixlr’s desktop version that you have here. You can make extensive photo edits, add beautiful filters, borders, add text and stickers.

VSCOcam- The filters in this app are beautiful for portrait style pictures. The filter strength is adjustable and you can also perform other basic and not so basic edits such as adjusting the temperature, fade, and tints.

Are there any photo editing apps that need to be added to the list that you swear by?

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Friday Nailspiration: Pink Polish and Gold Studs

17.1.14

Pink Studs Friday Nailspiration: Pink Polish and Gold Studs

I love the softness and femininity of OPI’s Bubble Bath nail polish—the perfect pink nude. The studs add just the right amount of edge to the pretty polish!

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