Friday, March 27, 2015

Coming Soon: Stylish Summer Challenge

Hi guys!

I've been working so hard on something these past few months and I am so excited to share it with you today. Summer is so close, yet so far, but I am determined to make this summer the best one ever! The Stylish Summer Challenge is going to be an 8 week challenge beginning on April 26th, and ending on June 21st (the summer solstice). This challenge is going to push us to be the healthiest and happiest selves for summer.

Each Sunday of the challenge, there will be a post with a daily challenges for the week. This could be anything from "read a book" to "wear a bright lip". This challenge is all encompassing. I want you guys to be well rounded and feel beautiful in every aspect of your lives. I'll be doing posts and videos each week and I'll be sure to include some recipes, diys, and tutorials for you! 

I want all of you guys to do this challenge with me, and as a little reward, there will be some giveaways throughout it (3+the grand prize)! 

Are you ready to have the best summer of your lives? Enter your email here to join the challenge!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Using Shimmery Bronzers for Festival Season

Hi guys!
I am obsessed with bronzers, and I have my fair share of them in different shades and finishes. There is a misconception that there is no need for a shimmery bronzer in your collection as it can overpower your face and can't be used for contouring, but I am a HUGE fan of them during the spring and summer, especially during festival season! Here's how I like to use them and a few of my favorites!

My Favorite? Model Co Shimmering Bronzing Powder

Powder is by far the easiest to use because it's easy to sheer out and blend. You could take a touch of this on your cheekbones for a sunkissed highlighted effect, or you can take this all over your body for the best results. I like to take a big powder brush with this on my collarbones, down the front of my shins (this elongates and thins your legs too), and on my shoulders. This highlights my skin even more and can be used to draw attention to your favorite body parts. 


My Favorite? Stila One Step Bronze

For all of you girls with dry skin, creams are going to be your best friend! This one is a little less shimmery than the others, so I find that it can be used as a base underneath your face makeup sometimes. If you're not super into shimmer on your face, you can use it in the same way as the powder! The great thing about a cream, though, is that you can layer! Use a wet sponge to thin it out and create a sheer layer of color, or use your fingers to layer it on and build it up! 


My Favorite? MAC Body Oil (Limited Edition)

Oils are going to give you a lot of glitter, but minimal pigmentation. I would definitely not use this anywhere near your face, especially if you have acne prone skin or oily skin, because it can break you out. This is really great on your body, but I would only use a drop or two on a few spots. For example, do your shoulders or your legs, but don't do both or else you'll look like a disco ball! Oils really give you that dewy, luminous, wow factor, but are easy to go overboard on, so start slowly, and add more until you get your desired effect!

Festival season is upon us, and I hope that you guys will break out your shimmery bronzers and will give yourself a beautiful bronze goddess look for all of your festivities! Let me know if you use shimmery bronzers in your makeup routine in the comments below, and also share a few of your favorite picks! Don't forget to follow this blog to stay up to date on all of my posts!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Top 5 Spring Lipsticks!

Hi guys!
I literally spent three hours on Saturday trying to film and edit this video and I'm super happy with the way that it came out! So here are my top 5 spring lip colors that I will definitely be rocking over spring break! 

Products Mentioned: 
Jordana Mango

Let me know in the comments what your favorite spring lipsticks are, and also don't forget to let me know what you think of the editing of this video! Also, please subscribe to my channel if you want more videos from me! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

My Aviator Obsession

Hi guys!
I am crazy obsessed with aviator sunglasses right now! I have three pairs that I've been wearing a lot (I bet you've seen them in my instagram posts or even here on this blog!) I have a brown basic pair, a gray mirrored one, and another one that reflects blue, green, and purple! I thought that I'd share my obsession with you guys by compiling some of the ones I've been eyeing lately!

My personal favorites are the turquoise ones with clear frames (row 1, column 2), the bright hot pink one (row 2, column 1), the slate gray ones (row 2, column 2), and the basic black ones (row 3, column 2). Right now, my aviators are cheap ones from Nordstrom and Forever 21, but I really want to invest in a really great pair of RayBans because I feel like they are a bit more durable and are probably better made. 

Let me know in the comments what types of sunglasses you like wearing and which one of these are your favorites! Also, don't forget to follow me on bloglovin to stay up to date on all of my posts!
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Everyday Gray Makeup Tutorial

Hi guys!
I have a new video for you! I almost never wear gray makeup in my everyday life because I naturally gravitate towards warmer tones like browns and golds in my makeup! But, I have a black and silver prom dress, and I thought that I'd start experimenting with cooler toned shadows that I could possibly use at prom! 

So, I hope that you guys enjoyed this video! If you did, please subscribe (I really want to do another giveaway at 1,000 subbies) and give this video a thumbs up! Also, leave me a comment below letting me know whether you gravitate towards warm tones or cooler ones!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Senior Pictures

Hi guys!
Over the weekend I had my mom take some pictures for my senior portraits! I already picked out my senior yearbook pictures (if you want to see them, click here), but I wanted to take new ones for graduation announcements and other things! 

So in these pictures I'm wearing...
Top: Hollister
Jeans: Hollister
Earrings: Macy's
Shoes: Sketchers

This is just my basic makeup in this video, and you can probably find a billion things like that here on my blog, but I used Too Faced Melted Berry on my lips, and my Anastasia contour kit to contour my face! 

So, these pictures are my favorites, although I literally have over 100 pictures from the shoot! I think that right now I'm thinking of using 1 or 2 in my graduation announcement, and picture 3 on my graduation sign! Let me know which picture is your favorite in the comments below, and don't forget to enter my MAC Lipstick Giveaway!

Monday, March 16, 2015

MAC Lipstick Winners!

Hi guys!
So the giveaway ended last night, and I just picked the winners! I already notified them through email, but in case you were curious, the youtube winner was Niki Crow, and the blog winner was Ivy. I'm so sorry that I couldn't give out more prizes, but hopefully there will be more giveaways in the future (maybe at 500 youtube subscribers or 500 bloglovin followers?) Thank you all so much for supporting me, my blog, and my channel, and congrats to the winners!
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