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Sheer Perfection!

18 Jul

Let me start by saying that I love all things pink.  I love any and every shade of the pretty color but I’m partial to blush.  Blush pink is so soft and feminine, looks great on all skin tones, and goes with everything…..which led me to a year-long search for the prettiest sheer pink nail polishes. By sheer I mean that they’re almost like a clear polish with a slight pink tint to them.

I’ve tried so many pinks along the way and have narrowed it down to my favorite 3 that I’m going to share with you today.  The colors below are perfect for year round wear, but I especially love wearing them in the Summer. Also these beautiful understated hues are perfect for your wedding day.

Starting with the sheerest of them all,  Essie Sugar Daddy is like your nails, only better. This color looks like you have really healthy nails- think nude with a hint of pink.

essie sugar daddy

Next up, a slightly pinker -but still not too pink color is Essie Mademoiselle. It is sheer just like Sugar daddy but can build (2-3 coats) to a pretty milky pink.

essie mademoiselle

Lastly, this super shiny pink(slightly more pink than the others)  is OPI Passion. This color is similar to the others and can be built up just like mademoiselle can be. It’s the shiniest and longest wearing of the three as well.

OPI Passion

Note: All three colors can be built up but remain sheer. 

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Fall Lipstick Must have

2 Oct

Every year myself and countless bloggers compile lists of our favorite Fall lipsticks to share with the world. Every year the same lipstick is on my list. I’m sharing only one color this year because I feel so strongly that it should be a part of every woman’s Fall lip color collection. Without a doubt, Mac Rebel is my go-to, must have Fall lip color.mac

The beautiful rich berry/wine hue is gorgeous and looks amazing on all skin tones as well.  I can’t even remember what tube I’m on at this point- I literally wear it all Fall long and into Winter as well. I love love love this color! What are your favorite fall lippies?

Mac Rebel $17 

 

 

Great Makeup Guides! (highlighting/contouring and eyes)

4 Dec

Here are some great steps to follow that can help you whether you are experienced or just starting to wear makeup!  I feel like the two hardest “makeup” techniques to master are highlighting & contouring and creating the perfect smokey eye.  Below I have chosen my favorite guides to achieve these looks.

As far as highlighting & contouring goes, Keep in mind all face shapes and bone structures are different so you don’t have to follow the illustrations exactly, they are just guides to help you. Don’t worry everything will be fine after you blend blend blend!

 

EYES:

Brow

 

The guide above can help you achieve these looks…..

 

 

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Weren’t born with chiseled cheekbones? Don’t fret neither were most of the models or celebrities you see in magazines.

H&C 2

H&C3

 

Where to highlight???highlights

 

How to

 

Highlighting and contouring works on all skin tones!  Below are some beautiful examples including some before and afters.Deeper skin tone

Fair

 

 

Fair skin

 

Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian has absolutely mastered highlighting & contouring….

KK

 

Her achieved look is gorgeous!

KimK