Beauty Trends 2017 (Scientifically Accurate!)

And I’m baaaaack!
I’m so sorry for the much too long lay away ladies! It’s been so hectic around here, what with all the planning for… well, I’ll keep it a surprise until it happens 😉
For my first post back I thought we’d have a look at beauty trends in general.
In the last couple of months, while I’ve been away Google and Facebook have released two reports about beauty trends in 2017 that have been getting quite a bit of attention (mmmmmm).
But, who has time to read massive reports, right?
So, I’ve done that for you and distilled it down to one handy infographic for you to munch on!
Nomnomnom away my pretties!

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Pro Fix for Puffy Eyes

Eyes felt puffy lately?
 
I know exactly how you feel. Not getting enough sleep is a chronic disease of mine. So many videos on YouTube to watch and not enough time before bed!
 
Luckily, pro makeup artist Pati Dubroff has an insta-fix for this.

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Take two silicon applicators, one for each eye, and leave them in the freezer the night before an early morning. When you wake up at should-still-be-in-bed-o’clock, take the silicon applicators out of the freezer, give them a quick rinse and dry, and stick them in the fridge. They’re now in a holding pattern. Wash your face and apply your moisturizer before placing the cool silicon applicators over your eyes for a couple minutes. Remove, apply primer and makeup as usual.

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Super refreshed, and ready to go! Now there’s another reason to stock up on those weird applicators that I can never seem to use properly, yay!
 
Hey girls, sorry about not blogging for the last, what, almost week? Been super run off my feet with work and event prep! More articles to come, be sure to let me know how this worked for you in the comments below!

8 tips for looking ageless

None of us are going to be young forever. Even the most baby-faced Korean skincare fanatics among us will, in time, show the years. But that doesn’t mean we should all pack it in and spend the last half of our lives in sweaters confined to the couch watching Miss Marple over a bucket of ice cream. Noooo! The best of us age gracefully. Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and the ageless Julie Andrews. How do they do it?!
I’ll tell you what they’re not doing. They’re not slathering their faces with more makeup than a scary clown.
Here’s what they are doing:

Concealing Crows Feet

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Crows feet are some of the first signs of aging you’ll come across. As you age they can deepen. Because of the creasing, they have a brown undertone.
To lessen their appearance try applying concealer in an upward motion. Use one with a pinkish tone for those of us with lighter skin. For medium skin tones use a peachy concealer.

Using the right lip color

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While ruby red lips are totally in at the moment, and they really give you an elegant look, they don’t help you look youthful.
Skin on our lips is thin and don’t contain glands that normally replenish moisture. That’s why they dry so quickly. To combat this use lip balm with SPF before applying lipstick and moisturize them at night. Choose shades of pink to define and plump your lips for a youthful appearance

Widening the eyes

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Big and wide eyes is the calling card of youth. But as you age, your skin loses elasticity. The skin on your eyelids and brow bone begin to droop and you take on a bit of a “sloth-like” appearance. As cute as sloths are, they aren’t an animal most people want to imitate.
For a quick fix you can get a good lash curler and freeze curled lashes in place with a dry mascara. You also want to remember to highlight that brow bone to provide some lift.
When using eye products, as the skin around your eyes is looser than it used to be avoid using pencil liners or liquid liners, which can tug at the skin or leave dashes above the lash line. Stick to a creamy gel liner instead, which has a much smoother application. Make sure to angle your eyeliner upwards at the ends to provide more lift.

Adding radiance to their skin

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As we age the collagen in our skin breaks down, you lose that plumpness, and your skin becomes prone to drying. Apart from using a powerful moisturizer, a great way to quickly get that glowing plumpness back is using a creamy, glowy blush stick to give yourself a radiant glow.
Another amazing tip from professional makeup artists to add some radiance back to your skin is the judicious use of highlighter. Apply it under your foundation for a much more natural and realistic glow. We aren’t going for chroming here.
Finally, avoid using powder based products, which can just make you look cakey. No baking!

Filling out the brows

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As you age it’s not uncommon for brows to get thinner. Sometimes it’s natural, sometimes it’s due to over plucking. Whatever the reason, a well defined brow can give an instant lift to your face and give the impression that, yes, you are a lady and you’re a boss at being one.
But, stay away from heavy products. Stick to powders and pencils to lightly fill in and define the natural contours of your brow. You want a soft natural, but well groomed look. It’s not practical to wear Instagram brows.

Using the right foundation and only once

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As you age your skin becomes thinner so it’s natural that your complexion will change over time. Often you will get rosier and rosier, and then all of a sudden… You have a ruddy face.
Use a medium coverage, silicon based liquid foundation for a dewy finish. Avoid finishing it with powder. It’s as simple as just letting it set naturally by waiting 5 minutes for it to dry.
That’s all my tips for looking youthful as you age! Let me know what you think! Got any tips of your own? Leave them in the comments below!

Celebrate #EarthDay with Organic Masks

Earth day is all about looking after the environment. It’s important because not doing so not only harms ourselves, but also future generations. We already use too many chemicals in our daily lives and we’re exposed to so many through pollution.

But that doesn’t mean we should let ourselves go. So let’s celebrate how the environment nourishes us and pamper ourselves this #EarthDay with 3 of my favorite entirely organic wash off masks from Skinfood! Not only do they smell and feel great, but you will be amazed how good you feel afterwards.

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This Black Sugar and Manuka Honey mixture is super effective and smells like something Winnie-the-Pooh would want to dig into. Coarse Black Sugar provides natural exfoliation, while Manuka Honey is known as the most nourishing type of honey in the world. It’s antibacterial to help ward off pimples and soothes burnt & dry skin. Perfect for #summer!
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Enter the power scrubber! Skinfood’s Roasted Black Sesame Hot Scrub. Packed with minerals and natural oils, not only does it exterminate black and white heads, but it also makes your skin feel smooth and supple after using it. Just don’t use it in the sauna. The label says it will literally overheat.
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This might be my favorite wash off mask of them all. Black Sugar and Strawberry, it’s perfect for clearing blackheads and whiteheads from sensitive skin, while gently exfoliating. The real strawberry in this mask also lightens dark spots and acne scars, as well as tightens your skin. Bonus! It smells like strawberry jam too! Mmmmmm…
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For everyday cleansing don’t forget our Organic Konjac Sponges. Made entirely from the root of the Konjac Plant, they’re 100% organic and biodegradable and I love how it deeply cleanses my sensitive skin without irritating it! Use with your favorite cleanser to super charge it.

 

That’s it for this Earth Day ladies! If you have any other organic skincare regimes and products you use I’d love to hear about them below in comments!

Makeup for Idiots – 6 Infographics

Vloggers on YouTube make it look so easy don’t they. When you try those looks by yourself you just end up looking like a gremlin who ate after midnight. It’s so unfair. But fret no longer ladies! I’ve put together 6 super simple infographics with basic makeup techniques everyone can learn in a cinch.

Check them out below!

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What do you want your eyeliner to say? I always want to look like I’m definitely not hungover. Definitely not…
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Inspiration from Julep so you stop wearing that stupid winged liner you can never make thin enough to stop it looking like a blob of black accidentally stuck to your eye.
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Color theory! No more mixing purple and green! Wait… That wasn’t a thing?
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The classic smokey. Classy.
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Because I also have absolutely no idea what all these thousands of wands are for.
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Slowly puts down that blending brush I’ve been using to apply shadow with…

 

Got any other infographics that you swear by? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below or just let me know what you think!

#ColorfulHair is Trending. My Top 10.

We talked about color making a comeback with 80s style makeup before, right? Well it seems like this trend ain’t stopping at the upper brow bone. #ColorfulHair is trending and it isn’t just stopping at the red streaks your rebellious teen self wore in the early 2000s as a big screw you to your parents. Hologrammatic, multi-shaded and pastels, hair artists like Matthew Collins, Reuben Wood, & Jamie Gomez are doing some amazing things.
 
I’ve picked out 10 of my favorite looks on Instagram, check them out!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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#pastel #hair #pastelhair #color #colorful #colorfulhair #girl #beautiful #style #hairstyle #lilac #lilachair #purple #purplehair

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What do you guys think? Found any looks you guys like? I’d love to see them in the comments below!

Mario Badescu almost causes a breakup

Who tf is mario badescu?!
 
That cracks me up so much.
 
Mario Badescu, legendary skin care makers, famed for fixing break outs, now also famed for almost causing a breakup!
 
The real Mario Badescu founded the salon and formulated the products that now bear his name. But he died over 30 years ago.
 
Cut to the present day and thousands of people swear by his products. This includes one anonymous Twitter user who’s love for Mario Badescu may have been taken the wrong way by her boyfriend…
 
It’s somewhat understandable. If you don’t know a thing about the skincare world then gushing about names like Peter Thomas Roth and Erno Laszlo could sound like a debonair gentleman interloper.
 
Either way, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this (I’m doing a bit of both, actually). Read this, you’ll know what I mean.
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Hilarious, right? Let us know what you think in the comments below!