How to Get Better at Doing Makeup

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One of the things I’ve been toying with is going to cosmetology school. Now, I don’t want to do makeup professionally, other than on my blogs. I just want to know how to get better at doing makeup. I figure I’m not the only person out there that feels this way.

How to Get Better at Doing Makeup?

Boy, that’s a loaded question. I mean, they say practice makes perfect, and I suppose in some instances it does. BUT – bad technique and bad looks will just get reinforced. So what do you need?

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Holiday Beauty Tips for All Styles | An Infographic

Now that the holidays are upon us, we’re attending so many holiday themed events. So. Many. Events. Of course, you want to step up your makeup routine from the everyday look you wear to something special. These suggestions will let your holiday beauty shine, while still allowing you to feel comfortable in your own skin.

Know what’s even better? Several of these holiday beauty tips and tricks are interchangeable. Going to multiple events this year? Change your hair and keep the same holiday makeup. Or change the holiday makeup and keep the holiday hair. Or change up both the holiday makeup and the holiday hair. The possibilities with these holiday beauty tips are practically endless!

TEMPTU Holiday Looks Infographic

Angelic Faces: Holiday Makeup Looks Infographic Provided by TEMPTU

 

Lancome Aquatic Summer Nail Lacquer | New Release

Lancome Aquatic Summer Nail Polish

This post is brought to you by Lancome.  I may receive press samples for sharing.

Lancome Aquatic Summer Nail Polish

I am a huge fan of nail polish.  In fact, I think I may be an addict.  Even though my personal collection of polish is somewhere in the 250-300 bottle range, it seems that I  can always find new colors to add. 

The new LancomeAquatic Summer collection is no different.  Inspired by the seas in luxe vacation areas around the world, you’ll be transported!  These gorgeous nail lacquer shades in watery hues are perfect for Spring and Summer! 

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Tips to Apply Airbrush Makeup

Temptu Airbrush System

Temptu Airbrush System

Have you ever wondered how models and their makeup get to be so picture perfect?  There’s a little secret I’m going to let you in on – it’s called airbrush makeup.  In the last couple of years, advancements have been made and airbrush makeup is available to everyone.  However, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can end up being kind of messy and streaky.  Here are some great tips
 

Cleanse your skin

Make sure that your skin is freshly cleansed and moisturized.  Airbrush makeup is less forgiving than liquid and powder foundations.  If you have dry patches or oily areas, they may be accentuated.  Make sure your skin is completely dry as well.  

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Holiday Beauty Giveaway Extravaganza

 

Hey girlies! The holidays are now upon us :) So what better way to celebrate than by entering to win A TON of beauty products?! One person will win a large variety of beauty and bath products! Prizes include an e.l.f. Beauty Book – Smoky Eyes, Green Tea & Verbena Hand Cream, a Green Tea & Verbena Bath Soap, a Que Bella Dead-Sea Mud Mask, a Quince Replenishing Coffee Pumpkin Body Butter, a Quince Antioxidant Blueberry, Pomegranate, and Almond Body Butter, and a Sinful Colors' Nail Polish in Sugar Sugar.

What you need to do..  enter the rafflecopter below! Best of luck :D

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Manicure Monday – Essie Miss Fancy Pants

Miss Fancy Pants nail polish by Essie

Miss Fancy Pants nail polish by Essie

I decided to go with something kind of neutral this week.  With everything going on, I thought I'd go for something subtle and understated – Miss Fancy Pants by Essie

I will say, when I first received the Essie Miss Fancy Pants nail polish, I wasn't totally sure about it.  I thought it was a little too neutral for me.  However, now that I've worn it a few times, I find that I like the color more and more.  Very understated and elegant.

It takes two coats to get a good, solid coverage.  I didn't have any streaking or dragging issues, just light spots. 

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Getting Pretty with Starlooks Makeup

Starbox by Starlooks Makeup

Starbox by Starlooks Makeup

I am a bit of a makeup and beauty junkie.  AS I’ve mentioned before, my favorite time of year has always been Christmas.  Not because of the decorations, or the spirit or anything like that.  Nope.  It’s purely because of the amazing makeup kits that are out in all of the stores. 

Nowadays, I can get great makeup delivered to me all year long.  One of my favorite ways is with subscription boxes.  One of the newer ones of these boxes is Starbox by Starlooks.

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