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Eyebrow Routine Tools

Eyebrow Routine Tools

Hello,

This is a topic that I wanted to cover for so long. Eyebrows Routine is one of most requested topics, I thought I had to divide it by parts, for now we are going to talk only about the tools. This is my first post about brows, but I will have other posts talking about products for different skin tones, different products to fill brows, brows shape and tutorials on how to do it. I’ve come from a long road when it comes to eyebrows, and right now, these are the products that work for me,  these tools are everything that I use to achieve the brows I have on my makeup looks.

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  1. NYX Brow Pencil – Shade Dark Brown
  2. NYX Concealer – Shade Tan
  3. Sigma Flat Definer Brush
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hill Dip Brow Pomade
  5. Coastal Scent Angled Brush
  6. Real Techniques Shading Brush

I know that for many it is not necessary all of that, but as I said this is what works for me. We all have different features and our brows are not an exception. For some women a pencil is enough, but in my case, all I do is 1. I start off with the pencil brushing the eyebrows’  hair and draw the shape of the brow 2. then I apply  the pomade with the angled brush only in the areas that I have no hair, in order to have a darker finish 3. take the concealer and define the edges, cleaning around the brow 4. although, the brows are sharpen, I still need to blend the concealer around it, then I use the Real Technique brush.

If you are still trying to figure out how to do the brows just be patient because I’m going to have  a pictorial on this, hope you find this information helpful.

Thanks,

Xoxo

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15 Budget Beauty Tips and Tricks

15 Budget Beauty Tips and Tricks

Hello Y’all,

There comes a time that you are running out of products and you don’t have much money, or you just buy stuff that you really do not need to, either because other people suggested or you are a freaking shopaholic and you want to spend money with every little cute thing you see. Here I have some effortless tips and tricks you can make out of the products got, so you don’t need to go out and spend lots of money.

1. Loose powder on lipstick to last longer – Loose powder is the perfect oil blocker. The same loose powder you use on your face to reduce the shine, you can also use to prevent your lipstick from fading. That is a fun and cheap way to save some bucks on your pocket.

2.Vaseline to remove makeup – Vaseline, as well known as Petroleum Jelly, is used as ingredient in a lot of products we use on daily basis. Why not buy your own and make the best out of it? One of the things I do with it is removing my make up. Instead of waiting the end of the month to buy your favorite high-end makeup remover, you can use vaseline and it will only cost you $3.

3. Lemon to get rid of stains nails – If you don’t know lemon has a propriety that helps removing stains, if used to much it may be a little bit aggressive and irritate your skin, what you want to do is rub lemon on your nails once or twice a week, in 2 weeks you gonna see the results. I tried this, when I have my own nails and the result was unbelievable.

4. Put perfume in the freezer – This one is fun! if you put perfume in the freezer and spray it out and it will last longer on your body. I thought it was a myth until I do it (yep, I had to try). The first two times I did it 2 to 3 people asked me which perfume I was wearing (no lie). The scent becomes more fresh and tends to be more intense and spreads out more. GIVE A TRY!

5. Vaseline with salt for body – I guess today is all about vaseline! I must confess, I am a scrub geek, I’m always looking for scrub methods and I found this one the easiest. All you have to so is mix vaseline with salt then rub it all over your body. It will not take you more than a minute and the result… your body gonna thank you!

6. Vaseline and sugar for your lips to remove flacks – A cheap lip exfoliator that is going to remove all your death skin cells in a blink, your lipstick is going to look prettier on you, I promise.

7. Lipstick as blush – The sweet thing about makeup, is playing with it. Use your lipstick as a blush , use your blush as eyeshadow, use your eyeshadow to contour and so on. You don’t need to have specific things in order to have a complete makeup look. Use what you already have and make the best out of it.

8. Toothpaste on your pimples – This is something since I was kid, use toothpaste on my bruises so it would heal faster. You can try that on your pimples as well, they are going to burn and leave your skin with any mark.

9. Cold shower makes your skin look glowy – Don’t panic if your water-heating system is not working, good news is… The colder the water more glow your skin will have. I know it is difficult to have a bath with cold water, this one is hard for me as well, but at least try on your face. Try washing your face with cold water, and welcome the skin of your dreams!

10. Coconut Oil to moisturizer – After washing your face, use coconut oil to moisturize your skin. Coconut oil is cheaper than any other lotion you can find at local stores, or has almost the same price but will last you ages, and is very effective. Try that everyday before you go to bed.

11. Hair spray on eyebrows – In case you don’t have eyebrows gel, you can spray hairspray onto your dry mascara brush and comb it through your eyebrows.

12. Clean brushes with Gel Shower and Olive Oil – That is the method I use and love it, these are things you have at home, and you won’t need much money to do it. Cheap and affordable.

13. Pour all your products in the hot water – Boil water and pour your make up onto the hot water, all the products you think are finished (your foundation, mascara, lip glosses and others) and let them melt for 5 min. After, you will see how much product will come out.

14. Olive oil for legs – After shaving, you can use olive on your legs to smooth then out.

15. Freeze your eyeliner for 15 minutes – Doing you cat eye, or your winged liner is a hard task, for better application put it on the freezer for 15 min and it is going to be more solid and the application is going to be easier.

P.S. I’ll come up with more beauty tips later, just be patient. The pictures I used, I got from google, are not mine.

Thanks for reading,

Xx

15 Budget Beauty Tips and Tricks

15 Budget Beauty Tips and Tricks

Hello Y’all,

There comes a time that you are running out of products and you don’t have much money, or you just buy stuff that you really do not need to, either because other people suggested or you are a freaking shopaholic and you want to spend money with every little cute thing you see. Here I have some effortless tips and tricks you can make out of the products got, so you don’t need to go out and spend lots of money.

1. Loose powder on lipstick to last longer – Loose powder is the perfect oil blocker. The same loose powder you use on your face to reduce the shine, you can also use to prevent your lipstick from fading. That is a fun and cheap way to save some bucks on your pocket.

2.Vaseline to remove makeup – Vaseline, as well known as Petroleum Jelly, is used as ingredient in a lot of products we use on daily basis. Why not buy your own and make the best out of it? One of the things I do with it is removing my make up. Instead of waiting the end of the month to buy your favorite high-end makeup remover, you can use vaseline and it will only cost you $3.

3. Lemon to get rid of stains nails – If you don’t know lemon has a propriety that helps removing stains, if used to much it may be a little bit aggressive and irritate your skin, what you want to do is rub lemon on your nails once or twice a week, in 2 weeks you gonna see the results. I tried this, when I have my own nails and the result was unbelievable.

4. Put perfume in the freezer – This one is fun! if you put perfume in the freezer and spray it out and it will last longer on your body. I thought it was a myth until I do it (yep, I had to try). The first two times I did it 2 to 3 people asked me which perfume I was wearing (no lie). The scent becomes more fresh and tends to be more intense and spreads out more. GIVE A TRY!

5. Vaseline with salt for body – I guess today is all about vaseline! I must confess, I am a scrub geek, I’m always looking for scrub methods and I found this one the easiest. All you have to so is mix vaseline with salt then rub it all over your body. It will not take you more than a minute and the result… your body gonna thank you!

6. Vaseline and sugar for your lips to remove flacks – A cheap lip exfoliator that is going to remove all your death skin cells in a blink, your lipstick is going to look prettier on you, I promise.

7. Lipstick as blush – The sweet thing about makeup, is playing with it. Use your lipstick as a blush , use your blush as eyeshadow, use your eyeshadow to contour and so on. You don’t need to have specific things in order to have a complete makeup look. Use what you already have and make the best out of it.

8. Toothpaste on your pimples – This is something since I was kid, use toothpaste on my bruises so it would heal faster. You can try that on your pimples as well, they are going to burn and leave your skin with any mark.

9. Cold shower makes your skin look glowy – Don’t panic if your water-heating system is not working, good news is… The colder the water more glow your skin will have. I know it is difficult to have a bath with cold water, this one is hard for me as well, but at least try on your face. Try washing your face with cold water, and welcome the skin of your dreams!

10. Coconut Oil to moisturizer – After washing your face, use coconut oil to moisturize your skin. Coconut oil is cheaper than any other lotion you can find at local stores, or has almost the same price but will last you ages, and is very effective. Try that everyday before you go to bed.

11. Hair spray on eyebrows – In case you don’t have eyebrows gel, you can spray hairspray onto your dry mascara brush and comb it through your eyebrows.

12. Clean brushes with Gel Shower and Olive Oil – That is the method I use and love it, these are things you have at home, and you won’t need much money to do it. Cheap and affordable.

13. Pour all your products in the hot water – Boil water and pour your make up onto the hot water, all the products you think are finished (your foundation, mascara, lip glosses and others) and let them melt for 5 min. After, you will see how much product will come out.

14. Olive oil for legs – After shaving, you can use olive on your legs to smooth then out.

15. Freeze your eyeliner for 15 minutes – Doing you cat eye, or your winged liner is a hard task, for better application put it on the freezer for 15 min and it is going to be more solid and the application is going to be easier.

P.S. I’ll come up with more beauty tips later, just be patient. The pictures I used, I got from google, are not mine.

Thanks for reading,

Xx

How To | Make Sugar & Salt Scrub

How To | Make Sugar & Salt Scrub

Hello Y’all,

Do you want that perfect skin? Here is my #1 suggestion if you want a smooth, soft, and sexy skin. This is an easy and cheap way to do your own scrubs, the ingredients that will be listed down below, are things that most of us have at home, you don’t need much and anybody can do this. These Sugar and Salt Scrubs are way too effective, it works very well on any type of skin, and you can say you don’t but somehow you need it, mainly on winter time that you skin dries out and you gonna need to exfoliate, because it removes all your death skin and replace with the healthy one underneath that, I promise you gonna feel much better. These mixture can last forever if you put in the fridge, but according to the quantities I’m using, each will last about a month, if I use 3 times a week. If you want DIY this homemade scrubs you just need to follow these steps:

Sugar Scrub, on the left; all you need is: Brown sugar, Olive oil, Lemon and a Container (This container is from bath and body works, it actually was a cup of candles, but I removed all the wax and reused it)

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1. Im not using any sort of thing to measure the quantities, but this little recepient that is on my hand is about 1/2 cup, what you wanna do is transfer all the sugar to a bigger recipient, do that twice. 2. Pour all the olive oil into the bigger bowl, you only need half of that cup that is on my hand.

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3. Mix it all that, until you have this mixture below. 4. Cute the lemon in half and use half of the lemon, squeeze about 10 drops on the mixture. (I guess that makes it a Lemon-Sugar Scrub)

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5. This step is completely optional. If you want, drop a little bit of cologne on the mixture. 6. The one I used is the Calvin Klein One Summer, because the scent is similar to lemon, kind of.

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7. Mix it all, again. 8. Pour the mixture into the container. DONE!

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Salt Scrub All you need is Sea Salt, Avocado Oil ( if you don’t have it you can use any kind of oil: olive oil, baby oil, almond oil, carrot oil, vegetable oil, argan oil, Moroccan oil, Im just using the avocado because I love how it feels on the skin). Yeah, that is pretty much it.

1. Using the same recipient, you used for the sugar, measure the salt. 2. Pour all the salt on the bowl, twice.

P.S. This salt has a scent already, and it is colored as well as you can see. I bought about 2 years ago I don’t remember where, but i smells so good, I think the name is cotton candy, or something like that, it does smell like it and it is used to add to your bubble bath. It has been a while I don’t make a bubble bath and I have tones of salts on my bathroom, I decided to use this one to make the scrub.

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3. Pour Avocado oil into the recipient, until the middle. 4. Pour the Oil into the bigger bowl and then blend it like you mean it.

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5. After blending it, this step is optional, spray a lil’ bit of cologne on the mixture (the one is used is pink chiffon from Bath and Body Works, because the smell is sweet as the sea salt i used. 6. VOILA.

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P.S. 1.Body Scrubs have lots of benefits, not only for your skin care, but health over all. did you know that exfoliating with salt helps your blood circulation? Yes, I didn’t know as well until a year and a half ago. 2. Exfoliating with sugar does not only, remove death cells it also moisturize the skin and helps with skin discoloration, in other words, it will give you an even skin tone.

Valentine’s Day Makeup Look #1

Valentine's Day Makeup Look #1

Hi There,

This is my first makeup look for Valentine’s Day. I would prefer to wear at night, for dinners anything that is not under the daylight because of the smokiness. On my makeup, personally, less is always more, I hate exaggerating on things, and for Valentine’s would be too much wearing too many bold colors. Since the eyes are already “kinda” dramatic, I decided to combine the lips with a nude/neutral color. All that I used on my eyes is from the Urban Decay – Naked 2 Pallet, if you don’t have it you can try with whatever you have on your makeup collection, you can find out there lots of pallets with the same colors. Hope you feel inspired! Check details below:

Face:
Mac Foundation SPF 15 and Lancome Teint Idole Ultra
Mac Foundation SPF 15 #10 for contouring
Sleek Contouring Kit in Dark
Mac Pro Long-wear Concealer NW45
Mac Studio Fix Powder NW50
Mac Fever Matte Blush
NYX Loose Powder
Real Techniques Powder Brush (Powder)
Mac 130 (Setting Powder)
Sigma – F15 (Illumination)
Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Foundation)
Sephora Fond de Teint Naturel 111 (Contour)
Beauty Blender (Concealer)

Eyes:
Chopper (Lid)
Blackout (Crease)
Bottycall (Inner V)
Foxy (Brow Bone)
NYX Eyeshadow base
Mac Blacktrack Gel Liner
Eyelashes from Forever 21
ELF Eyeshadow C Brush
Sigma Blending – E45

Lips:
Mac Matte Velvet Teddy
Jordana Eye Pencil
Lipgloss From Sephora (no name)

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Ebony)
Sigma E15
Sigma P80

7 Simple Hairstyles For Box Braids

Hello Y’all,

I am just coming up with a few different ways to style braids. I’m not a hairstylist nor an expert when it comes to hair, but must confess that its boring to have your braids just down, of course you can have it like this but what if you are going out and you wanna go a little outside of the box? You can wear them if you are going to school, work, parties, weddings, anniversaries, or any other special occasions, you just have to pick the right one.These looks are simple, elegant, and very easy to do. There is no secret about all of them, and what I like the most about them is that I did not need much to do it, only one ponytail and a bobby pin. Some of I didn’t even use the two tools only one. In my case I have not wore anything to “decorate” but you can also do it to make it like prettier.

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1. For the first look I didn’t need much, I just did a ponytail on top of the head (really really tight) and then grabbed the braid and wrapped and of them in turn of the ponytail, until I end up with a tiny tip and then I bobby pined it. 2. For the second, I pretty much did a tight ponytail on top of my head as well, then a few braids, about 4 or 5 and wrapped around the ponytail.

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These two look almost the same. 3. I just tossed all the braids to the front, consequently there were enough to make a lot of volume and then I started to make a roll, from left to right with all then ’til I have only one tip left and then I bobby pined it. 4. the for is just a big braid with braid, very simple, just braided starting from taking a few braids from the sides of my head. When I finished braiding it, curled inwards everything.

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5. Pulled out all braids to one side, and started twisting them, making allthese volume in the front, after twisting until the back of my head, made a ponytail, lastly used one braid to hide the ponytail, wrapping the braid around it. 6. As you can see #6 is continuation of #5, the only thing I did after was grabbing all of the braids and wrapping them in turn of the ponytail, and bobby pined it to hold it.

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7. Last one, simple simple simple. While your hair is down, start curling one side inwards curl curl curl until you get at the very bottom of head, then make a ponytail to that side to hold it. Grab the other side and do the same thing, When you finish, use another ponytail to hold them together and get the other one off, and look completed.

Hope You Try it,

Xoxo

Back To School Makeup Look (For Parties)

Back To School Makeup Look (For Parties)

Hello,

School has started and I am ready to party and see friends on the weekend, I had no idea how I would dress my face to go out, until I find two wonderful products at Mac Store; the Heroine Lipstick and a loose glitter from the holiday collection for 2013, which was the last one and it is probably discontinued (lucky me, yay). On the picture below, you can clearly see a hint of the glitter, it appears more obviously personally but let me say something: “it is BE-U-TI-FUL”, so beautiful I cant get enough so I also used on my face as illuminator. The lipstick… There is no way to miss it. It is just colorful, bright, vibrant and matches perfectly with any skin tone. The lipstick is actually matte but on my lips appears a little bit more glossy because of the lip balm I am using (I use lots of lip balm because of the weather here in Tulsa). For the rest of the eyes, I used a brown, any brown, from ELF pallet on my cut crease, an orange as the transition color and blackout from the Naked 2 pallet on my outer V to add more depth and smokiness. For the rest of the face, the products will be listed down below. Hope you feel inspired.

Have a nice semester,

Xoxo

Face:
Mac Foundation SPF 15 and Lancome Teint Idole Ultra
Mac Foundation SPF 15 #10 for contouring
Sleek Contouring Kit in Dark
Mac Pro Long-wear Concealer NW45
Mac Studio Fix Powder NW50
Nars Exhit A Blush
NYX Loose Powder
Real Techniques Powder Brush (Powder)
Mac 130 (Setting Powder)
Sigma – F15 (Illumination)
Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Foundation)
Sephora Fond de Teint Naturel 111 (Contour)
Beauty Blender (Concealer)

Eyes:
Mac Blacktrack Gel Liner
Eyelashes from Forever 21
Sigma – E50
Sigma Blending – E25
Sigma Large Shader – E60

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Ebony)
Coastal Scents 15 Concealer Shades
Sigma E15
Sigma P80