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Monthly Archives: June 2017

KKW Beauty Creme Contour Highlight Kit + Contouring Tips From Kim

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, then you know that Kim Kardashian launched a highly anticipated contour/highlighter kit under her KKW Beauty label. The Creme Contour Highlight Kits sold out in less than two hours (!!!). The first color sold out in seven minutes — boom!Luckily, I got my hands on the goods and had some time to play around with these coveted kits. And, in one word, obsessed.

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7 Makeup Tips To Make Small Eyes Look Bigger

What’s the secret to big, bright eyes? The answer might already be in your makeup bag. Over the years, I’ve picked up various tips and tricks to help brighten, illuminate and make my eyes appear bigger than they actually are. Thanks to some hero beauty products, here are seven makeup tips to make small eyes look bigger. Dark circles can actually make your eyes appear smaller, so apply under eye concealer to neutralize imperfections including dark spots, discoloration and hyperpigmentation.

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#BeautyCrush: Bella Hadid

Dreaming about being Bella Hadid is either #goals or an existential crisis. Seriously, can the lady be any more beautiful? There’s no in between, the girl is gorgeous. Both Hadid sisters have killed nearly every runway they’ve graced and scored some pretty credible endorsements (Bella just became a spokesmodel for Nike and Zayn x Versus Versace). A couple years back the name Hadid wouldn’t raise an eyebrow, now we can’t go anywhere without seeing the beautiful sisters, and we’re not complaining.

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10 Ways To Use Coconut Oil In Your Daily Beauty Routine

By now, you’ve probably heard that the American Heart Association has deemed coconut oil unhealthy. (Insert collective GASPP!). We know, we know, this is almost too much to take in. Next we’re going to find out that chocolate helps you lose weight!Alas, coconut oil may not be good for the heart, but it’s still damn great for the skin.

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To Brush Or Not To Brush (Your Hair)

I have a friend that doesn’t brush her hair — ever. She has wavy-to-curly hair and she says that when she brushes it, it becomes frizzy and the curls aren’t as well molded. Don’t you get knots? I asked. She explained that she’ll brush it before she showers with a Mason Pearson brush — but more so that she can distribute the oils from her scalp to her ends.

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Lagoon Blue… Jessi M’Bengue

I am still playing with new Shu Uemura and the perfect lagoon blue on her eyelids is from their limited edition collection with Ambush. It’s a liquid eye foil that you can smudge on with your fingers, the wand applicator or in this case, a brush. I layered several coats to get the intense color. I kept the rest of her face natural with just a touch of blush (the new NARS liquid formula!) and a pinky nude lip.

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Review: Nurse Jamie’s Instant Uplift Face Massaging Wand

Can a face massage actually combat fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin? The short answer is yes, yes it can. While we’ve been inundated with a variety of nip-and-tuck procedures, lasers, ultra-sounds, anti-aging creams, and other such gizmos and gadgets that promise a more youthful complexion, it seems as though the age-old secret face massage has gotten lost in the mix. We first discussed this simple, painless, and affordable treatment here, highlighting the Tatcha Akari Gold Face Massager tool and how to give yourself a five minute, anti-aging facial massage. If you’ve been keeping up on the daily, then your complexion is likely a few years younger (fist pump to you!).

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Nailing It With These Summer Mani Trends

A famous drag queen once said, “If you’re not doing nails, you’re not doing drag. ” We can’t speak on how true this statement is for the drag community, but we agree that a complete beauty routine involves an enviable mani, too. If fashion week and Instagram-stalking taught us anything, it’s that bright colors and design are the name of the game (in regards to nails, that is). Leave french manis and neutrals in 2015, 2017 is all about the texture, says Gracie J, the Key Nail Stylist for the hit TV show Claws.

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Date Night: Off-The-Shoulder Top

Last week I posted my first ever outfit post. Having only blogged about beauty up until now, I’ve quickly realized the challenge of figuring out what the heck to say to accompany these style posts. I had been looking for an off-the-shoulder top I could wear to dinner dates with my hubby. Then I found this black off-the-shoulder top on sale at NM! I got so lucky.

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10 Best Beauty Products For Summer

Happy first day of summer! This DMV region has a terrible reputation for hot and humid weather. But when I think back to the bitter cold winter days and grueling mornings of defrosting my car, I never thought this day would come. So I’ll take it!The summer season has reminded me it’s time to scale back on my makeup routine. Whether it’s a trip to the beach or the need to rely on melt-proof makeup, I’ve rounded up the best beauty products for summer.

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