Tuesday, November 12, 2013

♡ Keeping Up With Your Skin ♡

( Yes, I made a Keeping up with the Kardashians joke.
But hey, whether you like her or hate her, she has
nice skin. )

♡ A Basic Routine ♡
*morning & night
- Wash your face
- Tone your face
- Use any needed spot treatments/serums
- Eye cream
- Moisturize

♡ Why That's Important ♡
Obviously, dirt and grime get's all up into your pores, especially if you wear makeup. You want all that yucky stuff out, right? Because then you've got clean skin, and chances of breakouts and wrinkles and other silly things are lower. So you wash your face in the morning to get rid of any germs from your pillows and make it a clean canvas for makeup. Then again at night to get out all the gunk that got on your face from the day. 
You tone your face to prep your skin to absorb whatever else you put on your skin, thus making it work better. 
Spot treatments can be used directly on acne to help get rid of it, and special serums for moisture or anti-aging can be used next too. 
If you're not sleeping a lot, or you've got puffy, baggy, wrinkly under eyes, that's why you use eye cream! It really helps to soothe your eyes and keep them from puffing and getting baggy. 
Finally, you moisturize. It's important because harsh face washes can strip the skin of it's natural moisture, so you need to replace it to keep your skin healthy!

♡ Face Washes ♡

1. Neutrogena Clear Pore
2. Philosophy Purity Made Simple
3. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleaner

♡ Toners ♡

1. Botanics Rosewater Toner
2. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
3. Simple Soothing Facial Toner

♡ Spot Treatments ♡

1. Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10
2. Clinque Spot Healing Gel
3. Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick

♡ Eye Cream ♡

1. Botanics Hydrating Eye Cream
2. Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel
3. Korres Primrose Eye Cream

♡ Moisturizer ♡

1. Garnier Moisture Rescue
2. Ponds Dry Skin Cream
3. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

♡ Extra: Scrubs ♡
*should only be used 1-4 times a week

1. St. Ives Timeless Skin Apricot Scrub
2. Lush Ocean Salt
3. Oil-Free Acne Wash Daily Scrub

♡ Extra: Face Masks ♡
*should only be used 1-4 times a week

1. Queen Helena Mint Julep Masque
2. Freeman Peel-off Mask Cucumber
3. Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin

♡ Emergency Compliment: 
all your friends worry they aren't
 as funny as you 

Monday, September 23, 2013

♡ Bra Guide ♡

♡ How to Measure Yourself ♡
1. Wear an unpadded bra that you find fits you the best.
2. Using a tape measure, wrap it around the nip area and remember the number you got.
3. Measure just under the band, and remember the number you got there as well.
4. Subtract the first number from the second number.

ex. If the number from step 3 was 36, and the number from step 4 was 32, you'd end up with 4.

5. If you got a 1, you're an A. If it's a 2, you're a B. If 3, C. If 4, D. And so on.
6. Now you have your cup size, and your band size is just the number you measured second (The 32 in the example).

♡ Tips ♡
-Make sure to get the bra in the correct size!
-Bras with thicker straps actually give better support and make your ladies look better.
-Bras have three notches. Always start on the first one, and work your way to the third one as the elastic stretches out.
-Victoria's Secret bras are so nice, but I'm pretty sure they made up their own size chart.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

♡ Stay-Cute ♡

Your face.
I like that.

I've recently stumbled upon this website, Stay-Cute! I'm absolutely in love with some of their products, so I thought I'd make a little post to show some of my favorite things from that online store.








This is just a small bit of their selection that I really enjoyed! If you're into this kind of style, I'd definitely check them out! (My absolute favorites were the Stay Cute Beanies and the Nope Spandex Crop Tank.)

goodbye, friends
u cuties

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Monday, September 16, 2013

♡ Fall Fashion Finds ♡

[/insert dumb pick-up line here]

Sweaters from Chicnova!
1 ; 2 ; 3

Dresses from Lulus!
1 ; 2 ; 3

Shoes from Charlotte Russe!
1 ; 2 ; 3

Shoes from Just Fab!
1 ; 2 ; 3

Fall Staples!
Moccasins (one's shown from Target)
Beanies (one's shown from Stay-Cute)
Opaque Leggings (one's shown from Wet Seal)
Scarves (one shown from Forever21)

I hope your day is as good
as you are good-looking

Don't forget to find me on Tumblr, Instagram, and Beautylish

Thursday, August 1, 2013

♡ July Favorites ♡

you're so perfect that
you made me forget my pick-up line

♡ Make-up ♡

♡ Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 & 2 ♡
I actually just got these! (I'm so late, I know.) They were a birthday present from my parent's and sister. But the colors are just so pretty for a natural eye look. These are just my go-to palettes for a day or night look. Definitely worth $50 each. (Plus they each come with a GOOD brush, 1 comes with the Primer Potion, and 2 comes with a lip gloss. Good deal!)

♡ Benefit Cha Cha Tint ♡
Love this stuff. It's such a pretty color on your lips, great for summer. It looks really natural and it doesn't rub off. The only down side is it doesn't really smell very good. The smell kind of reminds me of nail polish remover.

♡ Benefit High Beam ♡
High beam is hands down the best highlighter I've ever used. It looks so beautiful and natural on the skin, loves it.

♡ Nyx Stay Matte But Not Flat ♡
This is my favorite foundation. Ever. It blends so well, it has medium coverage, it doesn't feel heavy on the skin, it lasts all day, and. It's. Inexpensive. The color range is also really wide, so even really pale or really dark people can find their shade.

♡ Skin Care ♡

♡ Garnier Moisture Rescue ♡
This is going to be my favorite moisturizer forever. I love this stuff. It's not oily, it's not greasy, it's not thick, it absorbs well, and it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

♡ Freeman Pomegranate Peel-Off Mask ♡
Love this mask, definitely a favorite. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and hydrated, and also helps to lessen the appearance of acne and scarring. And it's dirt cheap.

♡ Hair Care ♡

♡ Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask ♡
I absolutely love this mask. Oh my god. It just makes my hair feel so soft. I like to use a lot of it and then rinse it out with cold water, and whoa. Silky smooth hair is achieved.

♡ Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play ♡
One of the best hairsprays I've used. My hair is flat as hell, and this hairspray REALLY means it when it says BIG. Loves it. Holds my style all day long, too.

♡ Fashion ♡

♡ High Waisted Shorts & Crop Tops ♡
Do I need to even explain why I love these things? So cute.

Have a day that's almost as beautiful as you!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

♡ Reviews: NYX Round Case Lipstick ♡

♡ NYX Round Case Lipstick ♡

I gotta catch them all
But I still choose you.
Hey baby,
Would you be my pikachu?

I have been loving NYX for a long time. ( I'll literally recommend like...anything by them. It's all a hit for me. ) And seeing as it's pretty hard to find a pigmented lipstick that's long-lasting, I decided to do a review on one of my favorites.

I have a couple of these, and I intend to buy more of them. 

Initially the packaging is very sleek and nice, and there isn't and trouble opening or closing them.

The product goes on very smoothly, especially with a lip balm applied first. There are no rough spots or issues with the color being uneven, it looks great. They're pretty glossy too, which I really love. I've also never had an issue with them making my lips feel dry.

I tend to smack and rub my lips a lot, which can easily make a product wear off. When I do that frequently, these will typically last 5 hours still. When I don't do anything to rub them off, they can last roughly 10 hours. ( I typically will not use a primer, liner, or blot when I use these, so if you take those extra steps I'm sure it'll last as long as you need.

♡ Cons ♡
- ?????

♡ Pros ♡
- Long-lasting
- Cheap price
- Smooth application
- Not drying
- True to color
- Pigmented
- Good packaging
- Large color selection

So, I'm pretty sure you can already guess what I'd rate this lipsticks.

♡ Overall ♡

( Beautiful product, I highly recommend it. )

 ♡ Talk to you later, gorgeous!