Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stylish Summer Week 6 Schedule!

Hi guys!
This week marks the start of June! I'm so excited for week six of the challenge, but kind of sad at the same time because now we're nearing the end of the challenge! 


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Monday: Plan a Party!
In my mind, June represents the start of Summer! Start planning a summer bash with all of your friends! 

Tuesday: Do Some Stretches!
This week, I showed you some of my favorite stretches on the youtube channel! We've been focusing on strengthening a ton these past few weeks, so it's time to switch our focus towards lengthening and stretching those limbs!


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Wednesday: Post a Food Pic Under #StylishSummer!
I am obsessed with foodie pics and I really want to see some of yours! Take a pic of one of your meals today, and share them with me on twitter or instagram! 

Thursday: Show Some Skin!
Wear a tank top, some shorts, or a maxi dress with a slit! Wear something that is summery and shows off your body! I bet you'll look gorgeous! ;)

Friday: Comment On A Post Under #StylishSummer
We want to build a community within this challenge! Comment on one of my blog posts, or reply to someone's post under the #StylishSummer Challenge on Twitter or Instagram! Let's support each other, girls!


Saturday/Sunday: Treat Yourself!
Treat yourself to a new dress, a new makeup product, or even an ice cream cone! You absolutely deserve it, you gorgeous goddesses! 

I hope you guys have a great week, and definitely leave a comment below letting me know which challenge you're looking forward to the most! There's also going to be some vlogs going up this week (I believe) because I'm done with school and there's a lot going on! 


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Friday, May 29, 2015

9 Best Contouring Products!

Hi guys!
Your Saturday/Sunday challenge for the Stylish Summer Challenge is to try contouring! I already posted a video on the youtube channel that's a "Contouring for Dummies" (you can see it by clicking here) and I thought that as a supplement to that, I'd share some of my favorite products!



I hope that this post helps you figure out what products are best for contouring, and let me know in the comments what products you love to use for contouring! For me, I think that the Anastasia Contour Palette is perfect! Also, I am giving away a $15 Sephora Gift Card, so if you want to enter, use the widget below! 




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bikini Haul!

Hi guys!
So your Thursday Challenge for the Stylish Summer Challenge is to treat yourself to a new Bikini! I thought that it would be fun to share what I picked up the other day from Target to help inspire you! I think all of these should be available at your local target, but I'll link them below too!






Set 1: 
Strappy Back Bralette Bikini Top ($15)
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Grey Mesh Hipster Bikini Bottom ($15)

I love this set because the bikini top fits sort of like a sports bra, so it's super supportive and great for exercising! The bottoms are subtly sexy with the mesh panels on the side, but it has enough coverage and isn't too skimpy. 





Set 2:
Black Flounce Bralette Bikini Top ($15)
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Hipster Bikini Bottom ($15)

The top that I chose in this set is super cute because it has the ruffle detailing and the cross back. It is hard to tie yourself, though, so I would have a friend on hand to help you! The bottoms are also really cute because they have the ruching on the butt. It may seem weird, but it's super flattering!

I wore set one to my friend's pool before and loved it, but I haven't had time to try set two yet! Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments, and don't forget to join the Stylish Summer Challenge!
-Sisi
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sephora Gift Card Giveaway!

Hi guys!
So I'm sooooo sorry, but I didn't get a chance to film an exercise of the week video... I will definitely try to get it up sometime later this week, but if I don't, just think of this week as your rest week ;) Like I promised, we're doing another giveaway this week! It's going to be for a $15 Sephora E-Gift Card!

How to Enter:
Use the widget down below! The only stipulation is that you are a member of the challenge! If by chance you live in a country without a Sephora (*gasp!*) and you win, I'll email you and we'll work out some other form of reward!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stylish Summer Week 5 Schedule


Hi guys! We're over half way through the Stylish Summer Challenge and I hope you've been loving it! As a special treat, there's a giveaway at the end of this post, so read all the way through!

Monday: Write 5 Things You're Proud of Accomplishing!
You guys have kicked ass these past four weeks, and you have a lot to be proud of! Make a list of five accomplishments, big or small, and share it on Social Media! Check my Facebook Page on Monday to see my list! 

Tuesday: Exercise with a Buddy!
You can go to a group fitness class or you can just go on a walk with a friend! Everything's better with a friend, and exercising together will re-inspire you and push you harder!


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Wednesday: Go Vegetarian for the Day!
There are so many benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, and you're going to feel them all today! Also, if you need a good recipe, you can check out some of my favorite juices here and an acai bowl recipe here! 

Thursday: Treat Yourself to a New Bikini!
You've been working so hard during this challenge, and it's time for you treat yo self! I recently got two new sets from Target that I'll be sharing on the blog sometime this week! Your new bikinis don't have to be fancy or expensive as long as you feel fabulous in it!


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Friday: Post Your #OOTN With #StylishSummer
When you go out on Friday night, snap a picture of your outfit! I bet you'll look fierce and fabulous! Post it with the hashtag #StylishSummer so I can see all of you beauties! I can even post some of your pics on the blog if you want me to :)

Saturday/Sunday: Try Contouring!
Contouring is a skill every girl should know! If you aren't already good at contouring, try practicing! I'll try post a contouring tutorial sometime this week for you guys!

So now... Here's the giveaway!
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Playing With My Camera (Bronze Makeup Tutorial)

Hi guys!
The other day, I came home from work and I was really digging the makeup I had done! I used a heavier hand with the bronzer and a different blush than usual, and I was really loving it, so I decided to snap a few pictures. The only problem was that it was late at night, and the flash on my camera makes me look crazy most times! So I started to play with the settings and this is what I got! Obviously natural lighting would have been 100% better (and in hindsight, I should've put on a lipstick), but I thought I'd share anyways!


Face:

As usual, I used my all time favorite foundation and concealer combo: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. I filled in my eyebrows with the Sumita Eyebrow Pencil, which I've been really loving lately! Like I said earlier, I went heavy with the bronzer! I first took my Jouer Mattifying Bronzer all over my face, paying lots of attention to the high planes (cheekbones, nose, chin, forehead) and also along the perimeter of my face. I then took my Anastasia Contour Kit and used the medium bronze shade as a light contour under my cheekbones and around the temples! Lastly, I took my MAC Blush in Immortal Flower (it was limited edition, but any light peachy color will work) and applied it somewhat heavily to the apples of my cheeks!

Eyes:

I took the brown shade called Reign from the Urban Decay Vice 3 all over my eyelids and blended it up into the crease. I also took that same shade on an angled brush under my lower lashline. I then took the shade Truth from the same palette under the browbones. I used the Bobbi Brown Sepia Eyeliner on the upper lashlines and followed it up by curling my lashes and using my Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant mascara (you can read a review of that mascara here!)

Lips:

In the picture, I'm not wearing anything on my lips, but in real life I wore the Elf Moisturizing Lipstick in Ravishing Rose. I wore that shade to Prom (you can see pics of my prom by clicking here) and it's become my favorite (and most worn) shade of the moment!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I promise that I'll take better pics next time! Also, if you haven't seen your Stylish Summer Challenge posts, you can click here to see them all! And don't forget to register below because I'm running a giveaway next week! Any guesses on what the prize is?

-Sisi
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My Week on Instagram #2

Hi guys!
I got such positive feedback from my last My Week on Instagram post (which you can read here), and I decided to do another one today because this past week I posted a fair bit! 

Sunday

Last Sunday was Mother's Day, so I posted a little throwback with me and mom!


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Monday
On Monday, one of my friends had a "thank god AP exams are over" party, where I proceeded to take this selfie!



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Thursday
I did a little throwback thursday type post with one of my senior portrait outtakes! 



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Friday
On Friday, all of my family got together to celebrate me making my college choice and my brother getting into a study abroad program!



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Saturday
I was slightly proud of my makeup on Saturday when I was at work, and I decided to snap a selfie in the break room!



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I hope you guys enjoyed this post! If you want to see more snippets of my life, follow me @miss_sienna on instagram! Also, leave me a comment letting me know if you love or hate these types of posts because I'd love to do more of them (if they're something you'd like to see!)

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Ab Bustin Plank Routine! #StylishSummer

Hi guys!
We're halfway through the Stylish Summer Challenge, and if you haven't seen your Week 4 Schedule yet, click here! For your exercise video this week, I did a mini ab routine that will BURN! 




The Routine:
Front Plank 
Side Plank
Front Plank
Other Side Plank
Front Plank
Back Plank

Take a break, then repeat it 2 more times!


I personally like to hold each plank for around 30 seconds, but work with what you're comfortable with! In the video, I did it for 10 seconds!


If you try out this routine, let me know using the hashtag #StylishSummer! Also, if you aren't already a Stylish Summer member, go ahead and sign up below! It's definitely not too late, and you'll be able to enter some amazing giveaways coming soon!



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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Stylish Summer Week 4 Schedule!



We're halfway through the Stylish Summer Challenge and you guys are INCREDIBLE! This week's challenges are so much fun and I know you'll love them!

Monday: Check in With a Friend!
It's the halfway point, and you might be losing motivation. Don't worry, though, get a friend to join this challenge with you so you can motivate each other! 

Your workout move comes out today! Click here to watch it! We're doing an intense PLANK SERIES this week!


Tuesday: Yoga!

I'm obsessed with yoga because it's so relaxing! It's also perfect to get you in summer shape because it forces you to stretch and utilize muscles that you didn't even know you have!

Wednesday: Dairy Free Day!
Let's call this a "mini cleanse". Dairy causes some intense symptoms in lots of people whether it's from lactose intolerance or just because of the hormones in it. Go dairy free for a day (or a week if you're committed) and see how your energy levels change!


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Thursday: Statement Jewelry!
I love statement jewelry for summer whether it's a killer pair of mirrored sunglasses or a large bracelet! Wear something big and werk!

Friday: Go Social Media Free!
Okay, so this one's a bit of a stretch, but if you can't go completely social media free, at least be aware of how often you check everything! And please try to keep the phone down while having conversations with people! 

Saturday/Sunday: Be a BRONZE GODDESS!
I'm obsessed with bronzer for the summer (and I'm quite heavy handed with it!) I'll be posting a bronze goddess makeup tutorial sometime this week, so stay on the look out for that! Also, tweet your bronze goddess selfies using the hashtag #StylishSummer!

You guys are seriously the most inspiring group of women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, and you are going to kick butt this week! Let's chat! Leave a comment below about anything and I'd love to reply! (And if you haven't joined the challenge yet, what are you waiting for?)


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Essie Nail Polish Giveaway Winner!

Hi guys!
I just picked a winner for the Essie Nail Polish Giveaway, and it's Juliana! Juliana, I already sent you an email, and for the rest of you, don't worry! There's going to be another giveaway next week!
-Sisi

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sand and Sea Makeup Tutorial #StylishSummer

Hey guys!
I hope you've been enjoying the Stylish Summer Challenge! I've been loving all of your comments and tweets! It's been a long time since I've done a makeup tutorial, and I have a summery one inspired by the sand and sea of the ocean for you today!




Products Used:
*Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous
Bare Minerals Foundation
Sumita Eyebrow Pencil
Urban Decay Vice 3
MAC Waveline Fluidline
Sephora Eyelash Curler
*Aristry Mascara
Jouer Mattifying Bronzer
Cindy Lou-Manizer
*Covergirl Ready Sophisticated Sable Blush Trio
Cargo Route 66 Lipgloss

So I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial! If you did, please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe! Also, don't forget to enter the Essie Nail Polish Giveaway by using the widget down below!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My #StylishSummer Lists!

Hey everyone!
For the last three weeks I've asked you to make some lists as a part of the Stylish Summer challenge! If you follow me on twitter or facebook, you've seen these, but I thought that I'd share my personal lists with you guys! If you haven't already joined the challenge, click here!

Week 1
For week 1 we listed out everything that we wanted to accomplish. I wanted us to focus on the "big picture" in our lists, so most of these are hard to quantify and are super general!



Week 2
For week 2, I wanted us to get more specific! These are actual goals that I could focus on each week!



Week 3
This week I wanted you guys to write out your summer bucket list! Mines is soooo much longer than this, but this is the condensed version!




If you guys have done any of these lists, please tweet them to me, post them on my facebook wall, or email a picture of them to livelovemakeup14@gmail.com because I want to do a little collage of all of our gorgeous lists!

Also, you guys are doing incredible, and I have a little giveaway for you! It ends on Sunday and for all the deets you can read this post! 

Love you all, and you guys are KILLIN IT!


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

V-Up Variations! #StylishSummer

Hi guys!
It's week three of the Stylish Summer Challenge, so instead of one exercise, I'm giving you three variations! Also, we're focusing on ABS this week and you'll definitely feel the burn!



I want you guys to do this exercise at least three times this week! 
Variation 1: 3 Sets of 10 Reps (or 3 sets of 15 reps if you're feelin it!)
Variation 2: 3 Sets of 10 Reps
Variation 3: 3 Sets of 8 Reps (or more reps if you're a BAD ASS!)

So I hope that you guys enjoy this exercise, and if you try it out, let me know what you think of it in the comments! Also, give this video a thumbs up and check out your weekly schedule here! Finally, there's a giveaway this week, so ENTER!

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Stylish Summer Week 3 Schedule!


You guys are KILLIN IT!

I love seeing all of your posts on social media under #StylishSummer, and you are killing these daily challenges!

This week is pure fun! You're gonna try some new things, dream big, and to top it off, there's a giveaway this week! I already announced the giveaway in a previous post, but you can enter by clicking right here!


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Monday: Bucket List!

Every monday so far we've been listing it out! This week's no different! Share your bucket list with me on social media using #StylishSummer and check my facebook and twitter because I'll be posting mines as well! 

Your workout move comes out today! Click here to watch it! We're doing ABS this week and I'm sharing some v-up variations with you!


Tuesday: All Out WORKOUT!

You've been staying active lately and I LOVE IT! Today, challenge yourself even more by going all out! Run longer or harder than you usually do, use heavier weights, spice it up and push yourself harder than usual! You can do it!


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Wednesday: Juice it Up!
I love juicing as a way to sneak in some of those fruits and vegetables! I've done a post with my favorite juice and smoothie recipes before, which you can see here! Instagram your juice and tag me @miss_sienna so I can see it! 


Thursday: Bring Out 'dem Wedges!

I am obsessed with wedges (especially straw wedges) during the Summer, and today we're going to bring them out! Put on a nice pair for work, or throw on a sassy one for a nice night out!


Friday: First, Lemme Take a Selfie

I know that Selfies have a bad reputation, but you gals are so gorgeous and are absolutely radiant! Take an extra special, extra nice selfie and post it on instagram! Don't do it for the likes, do it for yourself! (And once again tag me @miss_sienna because I want to see your gorgeous faces!)

Saturday/Sunday: Colored Liner!
Colored eyeliner is one of my favorite things EVER! You can totally go natural with a navy blue or a deep eggplant, or you can go bold with a mint green or electric blue! Have fun, and step out of your comfort zone! If you need some inspiration, I shared a one of my favorite ways to wear colored eyeliner here!


You guys are all so amazing, and I am so incredibly proud of you! Also, the giveaway winner will be announced next monday in a blog post! If you haven't joined the challenge yet, it's not too late! Join now because there will be 3 more giveaways for all you Stylish Summer members! 



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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Essie Resort Nail Polish Giveaway!

Hi guys!
I originally planned for the giveaway to go up on Saturday, but you're getting it a few days early! For the first giveaway of the #StylishSummer Challenge, one lucky reader will be winning this cute Essie Resort Collection 4 Pack! Unfortunately because of shipping regulations, only US folks will get to win this, but if an international gal is picked, I'll email you and we can work out some other prize! 

You must be registered for the challenge, to participate in these giveaways! Everything else is just a bonus :) Also, this giveaway is running from 5/8 to 5/17!





I hope you guys enter this giveaway, and like I said earlier, if you don't live in the US, still enter because if you win, I'll give you a comparable prize! Also, there will be 3 more giveaways during the #StylishSummer challenge, so stay tuned for that :) May the odds be ever in your favor...





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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

How To Make the BEST Acai Bowls Ever!

Hi guys!
If you follow me on instagram, you know how much I love my Acai Bowls (like here, and here). But lately, I've been making these bowls myself instead of buying them! For your Wednesday challenge, you need to buy or make an acai bowl, so I decided to film a video showing you my favorite recipe! 




What You'll Need:
  • Frozen Acai (I love the Sambazon one!)
  • Liquid of your choice (I use orange juice)
  • Fresh fruit to top it off (In the video, I used banana, apple, and strawberry)
  • Honey (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Granola (optional, but it makes it have a better texture!)
  • Chia Seeds (optional, but if you use it, don't let it sit too long or it gets gelatinous
What to Do:
  1. Blend the frozen acai with around 1/4 cup of liquid. Or if you don't have a blender, you can let it thaw and mix it together with a fork (like I did in the video). 
  2. Pour it into a bowl, and top it with fruit and other toppings! I love bananas on mine, but you can use anything you like!
  3. Eat it!
I hope you guys enjoyed my first ever cooking video, and if you did, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my youtube channel! Also, if you missed it, your workout move of the week went up on Monday (you can see it here) and your week 2 schedule is up too!


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