Friday Faves – My Bridal Skincare Routine

With our wedding just over TWO weeks away (Sunday the 5th of March is coming up so quickly!), I’m giving my skin lots of love and extra care.  I always try to use the most natural products I can, but am really fussy because they have to be effective and really pack punch.

To say I’m obsessed with the Jurlique is an understatement! I’ve used this Clarifying Deep Cleanser for years, it truly keeps my skin fresh and blemish-free. I also recently added the Rosewater Balancing Mist, Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum and Herbal Recovery Night Cream to my routine. They smell divine! You know that gorgeous scent luxe products at day spa’s have? Every night I’m like ahh… it just makes your soul feel good.

Of course even more than that, I’ve noticed my skin really looks alive and has a pretty glow, it’s also much more balanced (areas where I was dry or oily have evened out). With all the wedding prep and late nights organising things, my skin started to look dull and tired… so I knew I had to up my game.

I really wanted to start sharing the skincare routine I’ve found effective and if your skin’s in need of a little TLC, I’d definitely recommend the Jurlique range. You can check out their best sellers here. I always like seeing the products other people love!

Have you tried his range before? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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My Bridal Skincare Routine:  Rosewater Balancing Mist   |    Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum    |    Herbal Recovery Night Cream

 

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Friday Faves – Valentine’s Day Gifts For Friends, Loved Ones and Furry Pals!

Looking for cute Valentine’s Day gifts for friends? You’re in the right place. V-Day isn’t just about celebrating with your partner… it’s about celebrating friendship and love, in whatever form that comes. From gifts to self (because we all need to treat ourselves), to gifts for your furry friends, Valentine’s gifts for your bestie, thoughtful gifts for your family and of course if you’re coupled up, a lovely present for your partner.

Here’s my guide to the best Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, family, lovers and of course, you – all under $75!

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Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Friends:    1. DIFF Eyewear Rose Mirrored Sunglasses    |    2.  ‘Forget Me Knot’ Cuff Links (also in gold and gunmetal)    |     3.  Bow Tie Dog Collars (lots of prints and colors!)    |    4.  Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment    |    5.  Monogram Wallet    |    6.  Love Spinner Necklace    |    7.  Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish    |    8.  Prosecco Rose Candle    |    9.  Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set

Do you have any fabulous ideas on Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, lovers, furry pals or yourself? Please share and let’s help inspire each other!

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Friday Faves – 8 Blonde Balayage Hairstyles Every Girl Needs To Try

Lately I’ve been craving something new with my hair and have been looking at blonde balayage hair color ideas, particularly with ash blonde tones. Cool crystal blonde is one of the biggest hair color trends for 2017, I think it’s just so fresh, bright and gorgeous!  Of course, Pinterest is the ultimate source of inspiration and I have collected some beautiful hair colors and cuts on my Hair Envy Pinterest board (come join me and follow along for all my fab hair finds). I wanted to share some I’m considering with you and would love to hear your feedback.

I love col ash blonde tones, but am also drawn to golden highlights… decisions, decisions! Which do you prefer?

I’m also into really blunt cuts at the moment, I think they’re polished and so stylish. Plus, a blunt cut without layers also makes your hair appear thicker and more full – and who doesn’t want that!

Here are 8 blonde balayage hairstyles every girl needs to try… which blonde hair color blend do you like most?

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Blonde Balayage  – One:  Blonde Caramel Tones with Highlights

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Two:  Cool Blonde Hair Color

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Three:  Sandy Butter Blonde Highlights

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Four:  Bright Blonde Hair Highlights

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Five:  Dirty Blonde Blunt Hair

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Six:  Golden Lob (aka the long bob)

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Seven:  Crystal Blonde Ombre

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Eight:  Winter Blonde

 

 

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Friday Faves – How Long Can You Keep Makeup and How To Extend It’s Life

When I was younger, I would buy and use makeup without ever giving thought to the expiration date or how long you can keep makeup… some products I would have for years because I used them so infrequently. It never occurred to me that just like food, makeup does have an expiry date and for your own health and the effectiveness of the product, you really should adhere to it. I was always the worst with mascara! But when you think about it, your eyes and sight are everything, you don’t want to be messing around with them. So, the big question is… how long can you keep makeup? I’m answering this for you today.

I’ve done a bit of research and wanted to what I found with you. Importantly, I’ll also share my tips on how to make your makeup last longer so you get every cent worth (after all, our fave products usually aren’t cheap) and the one thing every woman will need to know at some stage… how to fix a broken powder compact!

I’d love to know, do you think about expiry dates or how old your makeup is before using it? Do you have any tips for how to make your makeup last longer or how to fix makeup breakages? Please leave a comment and share, let’s all help each other out!

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One of my favorite lip glosses, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in #18 Seduction.

 
MASCARA:

Expiration: Three months from opening

One of the biggest annoyances for longevity is mascara drying out! My biggest and best tip is all in your application… do you ever pump the wand in and out of the tube? I used to… and you definitely should stop! This action is so unnecessary, it pushes air into the tube, really dries the product out and therefore significantly shortens your mascara’s lifespan. The alternative? Just gently move the wand around inside the tube before you pull it out, this will pick-up the product you need on the wand and won’t push excessive air inside.

Tip: If your mascara has dried out, you can salvage it by putting a few drops of baby oil in the tube.

 
 
EYELINER:
Expiration: Liquid Liners are three months, Pencil Liners are up to two years

For the best application and to avoid that frustrating moment when you accidentally snap off the tip of the pencil, warm the pencil in your hands before applying. Just take the pencil between your flat palms (palms face inwards with the product vertically held between them) and move your hands back and forth, the pencil will spin as you do this. The friction and movement will cause the product to warm up a little. This allows for a much smoother and more even application.

For liquid liner pots that have dried out, once again it’s all about adding a little heat! Just place these in the microwave for 5 – 10 seconds, or hold a hair dryer over them (with the lid closed so the air doesn’t dry it out further).

 
 
FOUNDATION:

Expiration: Oil-based, one and a half years. Water-based, one year.

It’s important to understand the composition of the foundation you use, is it oil-free? Water-based foundations tend to dry out more quickly. Good foundations aren’t cheap, so we want to get the most out of them! The best way to prolong it’s life span is to add a few drops of alcohol-free toner and shake / mix it with the product thoroughly.

 
 
LIPSTICK:

Expiration: One year

A simple trick to extending the life of your favorite lipsticks is to simply keep them in the fridge. It’s been proven that warm or humid climates can make the color pigments degrade quicker.

What happens if you drop your fave shade and it breaks? Ahh the horror. We’ve all been there, watching our most loved lipstick smash before our eyes, almost as if in slow motion and we’re powerless to stop it. But this doesn’t mean it’s all over… simply get a little pot and scoop the remaining product in, you can then apply it with a q-tip or lip brush.

 
 
BLUSH AND BRONZER:

Expiration: Up to two years

Just like the lipstick above, I think we’ve all squealed in devastation as our blush or bronzer has hit the tiles. The brilliant news is, believe it or not, your compact can be totally salvaged! Here’s how to fix a broken powder compact… to start the recovery operation, place the powder pieces back into the compact and break down any larger bits that survived, so it is all a smaller finer consistency. Then spray the powerdy pieces with rubbing alcohol and cover this with a tissue. Take a spoon and use the back-side to press down firmly on the powder in your compact, push down evenly to smooth the powder back into place and ensure it’s all positioned in tight. Place this on a counter top and allow it to dry. Then voila! Your powder compact will be back to it’s former glory.

 
 
NAIL POLISH:

Expiration: Two years

I hate it when I go to use my favorite nail polish color and find it’s all clumped or dried inside the bottle! The best way I’ve found to revive dried out varnish is to add a couple drops of nail lacquer thinner (this can be purchased from great discount places like Sally Beauty), then thoroughly shake to mix it all together.

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Friday Faves: Review – The Best Hair Brushes Under $10

We talk a lot of fashion around here, but you know what? No outfit is complete without a beautiful ‘do. After the handle on my last brush broke off mid-blow dry, I vowed from that day forth to always purchase quality brushes. SO my search for the best hair brushes under $10 began… I visited the “latest” and “greatest” brushes everywhere from Sephora to Nordstrom… however, the thing is, I don’t really want to spend $50 plus on a brush. Right or wrong, I’d rather buy a cute top or a new lipstick instead.

Following many long weeks of hunting down honest reviews online, I realized I wanted to replace my entire set of brushes and add a couple more to my arsenal. I’ve been using these for a while now and I looove them – so of course, it’s time for me to share them with you! Here are the hair brushes you need for a perfect blow dry…

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that yes, you can get by with just one brush… but you wouldn’t want to. After having a selection of brushes in my repertoire, I’m the first to confirm that the results you can get, simply by using different brushes customized for achieving different looks, are fabulous! Here are four of the best hair brushes – ans they’re all under $10. Holy hair brush! This is the collection you need…

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10 – Number One:

I’d never used a proper comb or brush after washing my hair (I know you’re supposed to) and when I found The Wet Brush I wanted to try it. Gals, it is honestly the BEST! I can’t even think about brushing my wet hair with anything else, it makes a huge huge HUGE difference. I also use it when I curl my hair as it’s gentle and doesn’t pull my curl style out, plus before my hair got long and I use to use clip-in extensions, it was great for gently brushing them. Can you believe it’s only $8.99? You can find The Wet Brush here.

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10 – Number Two:

Ahh now it’s time for the everyday staple of the group. If you’ve never used a paddle brush, girl, you’re missing out! I upgraded to this Ion Golden Wood Paddle Brush and it’s fabulous! I chose this as it has boar bristles for adding smoothness and shine, plus the ionic bristles help to condition hair. I also love that it’s all one piece of wood and you can instantly tell this brush is great quality. It’s just $9.99 and you can get the Ion Golden Wood Paddle Brush here.

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10 – Number Three:

Want the ultimate blow dry? You need the ultimate brush of course! After the handle fell off my old round brush mid-blow dry, I vowed to always buy quality and get a fantastic new round brush – and after much searching, I found it! This Beautique Tahiti Wood Thermal Round Brush is absolutely brilliant. Featuring boar bristles for smooth and shiny hair, it’s thermal properties mean hair is quicker to dry. It’s currently on sale for just $6.99 (so you can now have a salon beautiful blow dry every day), get the Beautique Tahiti Wood Thermal Round Brush here.

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10 – Number Four:

After deciding I needed a little va-va-voom and volume injection in my hair, I recently become re-acquainted with the teasing comb. The Amped Up Tease Brush is wonderful! Featuring boar bristles for smoothness and shine, it also has a special bristle pattern and texture to reduce damage, breakage and frizz. Oh and I love the sectioning tip at the end, it comes in very handy for styling and also putting in extensions. You can get the Amped Up Tease Brush here for just $4.29.

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Tell me girls, do you currently have a selection of brushes in your repertoire? What’s your holy-grail brush?

 

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas – Aveda Makeup Review

It’s only two sleeps until Christmas! I’m currently trying to finish up the last few gifts for my Christmas shopping and Chris, well… we are going tonight to basically do all his Christmas shopping (men, am I right?!).  I am sure we’re not alone, so wanted to share a few gorgeous last minute Christmas gift ideas. I have always been a huge fan of Aveda and love their products, they’re just all about simple, effective, natural products that genuinely do what they say. I wanted to share an Aveda makeup review with you today, specifically about products in the gorgeous new Fōklôr collection.

From makeup and skincare, to beautiful Chakra Balancing Body Mists harnessing the power of Ayurveda, there’s a perfect present for everyone. Plus, they’re already beautifully wrapped – the boxes and styling really make you feel like you’re giving (and receiving) something special. I hope you enjoy seeing my top picks and an Aveda makeup review of their new Fōklôr collection (spoiler alert, it’s fabulous!).

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Feeling Balanced is a Gift
An amazing set of Chakra Balancing Body Mists, harnessing the power of Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India, to help change how you feel. This is such a great gift and thoughtful way to start the new year with love, light and lots of positive feel-good vibes.

 
 
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Aveda makeup review – it is honestly brilliant! The colors are so pigmented and rich, they last and apply to beautifully. These are all from the new Fōklôr collection
Nouish-Mint Lipstick in Carnelian and Sheer Primrose. This lipstick has a fresh minty scent, such a fabulous idea! They are moisturizing color full, with naturally derived ingredients and a the mint aroma-flavor is created with certified organic mint.
Petal Essence Eye Color (clockwise from top); Balsam (a cool, deep evergreen), Chia (a dark greyish purple), Rose Quartz (a beautiful pink) and Dusted Sage (a light misty green).
Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Pink Lupine is such a pretty every day gloss and great to layer over lipstick too. It has a fresh minty scent also.

 
 

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Nourish-Mint Lip Shine in Chuparosa (a sheer orange red color), it is infused with certified organic mint and has a fresh minty scent!
Petal Essence Eye Definer in Slate Shimmer (rich grey with a touch of metallic sparkle) and Gypsum Gold (a light sparkling champagne color). Love love love the gold! It’s so pretty for adding a touch of shimmer and highlight the inner eye – it’s a trick makeup artists use to make your eyes seem bigger and brighter.
Nourish-Mint Lip Liner in Tarragona (a deep wine color, perfect for winter), it is richly pigmented and lasts for such a long time.
 
 

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Friday Faves – The Best Beach Fragrances

Whether you’re escaping winter over the holidays for warm and sunny tropical beaches, or dreaming that you were, every girl needs a gorgeous beach fragrance that evokes all the good feels of summer. With just a spray, you’re instantly transported to a place of utter bliss… the sand between your toes, salty sea air, golden warm summer skin, soft coconut scent of sunscreen and the faint hint of driftwood in air.

Ever since spraying Beach Walk from the Replica collection by Maison Margiela during a trip to Nordstrom (and then compulsively visiting each day for two weeks to continue ‘sampling’ the scent), I was hooked. If you were ever to ‘blind’ buy a scent, I would have no hesitation in say yes, do it! This one is absolutely gorgeous.

I’ve since been researching and testing other beach inspired perfumes and salty fragrances. I wanted to find the perfect mix of salty, coconut, sandy warmth that instantly transports you to all those amazing days spent at the beach. I think scent is such a powerful tool for evoking memories and moments, so finding the most beautiful beach perfume has been a mission of mine. I wasn’t looking for scents that tried to be like the beach, I wanted to find scents that are the beach.

After much research, sampling trips and stalking online fragrance forums, here are the very best beach fragrances, with natural (and non-chemical) elements to give you the most authentic, natural and powerful beach experience from wherever you may be! For more details, just click the photo of the perfume below, or visit the links…

I would really LOVE to know if you have any beach perfume recommendations? Is there a salty, coconut, sandy, ocean air scent that you love? Please share in the comments below, I will definitely check it out.

The Best Beach Fragrances

The Best Beach Fragrances:
1.     Beach Walk Eau de Toilette from the Replica collection by Maison Margiela
2.     Beach by Bobbi Brown Eau de Parfum
3.  Amongst the Waves Eau de Parfum from Olivine Atelier (the reviews on this boutique Etsy store are incredible, I love supporting small businesses). For International friends, the concentrated perfume oil version can be shipped worldwide, yay! As it’s pure fragrance, it will last forever – a little goes a long way.

 

 

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Friday Faves – Five Amazing Skincare Products I Swear By

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about amazing skincare products that enhance natural beauty. While makeup is fabulous and we all love it for the miracles it can work, I recognized that I really wanted to focus more on improving my skin so it looks beautiful without any makeup. You know, the old “I woke up like this”… except, for real.

In this quest to improve my skin, both face and body, I’ve been trying many products and have found a few I’m truly excited about, they have been achieving real results quickly. I love sharing fab finds with you and here are five amazing skincare products I’ve road tested and now swear by.

Of course, I want to hear from you! Please share the skin love with our Style Elixir sisterhood here and leave a comment below with a skincare product you love. I want to keep trying new ones and would love any recommendations!

Five Amazing Skincare Products I Swear By

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1. Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel
I’ve been using this twice a week and you definitely feel it working, then straight after washing it off, your skin feels so soft. This powerful yet gentle formula calms and soothes skin, with no irritation or recovery time. It visibly improves skin texture, brightens and enhances radiance for a youthful-looking, glowing complexion. Great for all skin types, it minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation, uneven skintone, fine lines and wrinkles, while improving skin elasticity. With over 3,427 Loves at Sephora, I’m not the only one who thinks this is an amazing skincare product!

 

2. Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap
As part of being more aware of my health and wellness, I’ve been opting for organic products where possible. With Activated Charcoal and therapeutic grade Essential Oils, this is one of the best! It’s also a #1 Amazon best seller for a reason, that’s how I first discovered it. For centuries people have traveled from all over the world to the Dead Sea to slather themselves in its nutrient-rich mud. The concentration of over 21 different minerals offers the ultimate natural skin care. Dead Sea mud draws out impurities, toxins and dirt particles, leaving your skin fresh and clean. It’s also effective relief for skin issues including acne, eczema and psoriasis.

 

3. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
The five-star reviews speak for themselves! I tried this recently in a facial at the Plaza Hotel in New York and fell in love. My skin felt and looked incredible after it. Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s elixir of youth, this treatment smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance. It’s become a cult product, loved by beauty addicts, celebrities and makeup artists alike.

 

4.  Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield
This is the most amazing product and worth every cent! It’s a skin treatment, primer and SPF 30 all in one! As soon as you apply it, you can see an immediate difference – I honestly feel like my skin looks photoshopped. It blurs imperfections and corrects, while combating signs of aging. Mushroom peptides treat lines and wrinkles by helping aid regulation of collagen and elastin, while a soft-focus complex smoothes and blurs imperfections for improved tone and texture.

 

5. Algenist Algae Brightening Mask
This professional-grade mask has been a go-to of mine for years. When I’m working long late hours into the night, I pop this on as I work to ensure that even though I’m not getting the sleep I should, my skin will still look beautiful the next day. I truly love this product, if I have any blemishes or my skill looks dull and needs a pick-me-up, it works wonders. This mask gently exfoliates with real leaves of sea kelp and delivers powerful antioxidant protection in a beautiful, freshly scented blue-green algae silt base. Its expert formula is designed to visibly brighten, smooth and hydrate, while pampering your skin.

 
 

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Celebrity Favorite Beauty and Health Products

Ever wondered what the best celebrity favorite beauty and health products are? I’ve done a little digging and found the products your favorite stars use and genuinely love. Read on for the low down on everything from Miranda Kerr’s must-have massage mat (it has amazing reviews on Amazon), to Kourtney Kardashian’s signature lipstick (which I also use and love).

Have you discovered any celebrity favorite beauty products? Share them in the comments below! I love trying these things.

Celebrity Favorite Beauty and Health Products

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“The little spikes stimulate circulation and help me feel re-energized throughout the day. It’s such an easy way for me to release muscle tension and reduce stress, making me feel better both mentally and physically. It feels like a mini meditation!” – Miranda Kerr (KORA Organics)

Kourtney Kardashian Lipstick Red YSL Le Orange Celebrity Favorite Beauty and Health Products Kourtney Kardashian, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in #13 Le Orange. This has long been Kourtney’s signature color, I have it too and love the bright hue – it looks amazing on everyone.

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Olivia-Palermo-red-nail-polish color Celebrity Favorite Beauty and Health Products Olivia Palermo, Essie Nail Polish in Lollipop

 

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The Truth About Our Secret Makeup Routines

I’m currently sitting in a flight lounge, drinking a glass of rose (cheers!), about to fly to Sydney for my sister’s bachelorette weekend! Her wedding is next Saturday and we are all so excited – I can’t believe my little sister is getting married!  Somehow she doesn’t seem so ‘little’ anymore. Be sure to connect with me on Instagram for all the fun!

With all the wedding talk that’s been happening, our hair and makeup for the day has been a hot topic!  It got me thinking about our own secret daily makeup routines and I really wanted to know more about yours.

After sharing Lauren Conrad’s makeup bag with you previously, I wanted to discover more about real girl glam. I love learning how other people do things and when it comes to makeup, I’m particularly fascinated. I think it’s something you can always discover more about – a new tip, trick or product. Today, I’m sharing my favorites and would love if you left a comment and told me your one makeup must-have (so I can go and try it).

But first, let’s talk about our own makeup routines – I want to know yours!

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Let’s talk about our makeup routines…

What is your makeup style, do you prefer natural or more made-up and glamorous? Do you wear makeup every day? How long does it take you to apply makeup? Is there anything you wish you could do better?

To answer those questions myself, I prefer a natural look with a little glam – I love lashings of mascara and always wear a tinted moisturizer, bronzer, hint of blush and pretty gloss. You’ll find me in makeup most days and it usually takes around 20 minutes from start to finish.

I’d like to really master the eyes, from shadow layering to liner. I’m ok, but think I could do a lot more if I knew how! Leave a comment or vote below, I’d love to know about you…

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My Favorite Makeup Products…

Primer: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shied (although pricey, this is ahhmazing. You only need a little and it truly makes your skin feel and look airbrushed)
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup (lasts ALL day, my color is Ivory Beige #3N1)
Concealer: M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer
Blush: NARS Blush in Deep Throat
Bronzer: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer
Eye Brow Pencil:  M.A.C Eye Brows Brow Definer
Mascara: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Lip Gloss: Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in #131 Mica
Face Mask: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Soap: Aspen Kay Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap

 

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