Monday, July 29, 2013

30% off Code! | Tarte Cosmetics Friends & Family Sale

Hi loves. Just wanted to share this promo code with you for the Tarte Cosmetics Friends & Family sale that will be launching tomorrow on Tarte.com. Thought I would pass along the code in the event that any of you love their products as much as I do ;) Me? I'm thinking of stocking up on Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara - my fave! Check out the official info below:

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30% off tarte.com!*



Code: TARTEFF


Valid: now – August 4, 2013

*Only valid at www.tarte.com. Restrictions apply.
Please see www.tarte.com/page/promos for complete details. 

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Enjoy! 





Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My Go-To Messy Waves | A Hair Tutorial

In the summertime I have a few go-to hairstyles. When the heat rises I either let my hair air dry, throw it in a topknot bun or put in a little more effort with some beachy, messy waves. The first two styles are pretty self-explanatory: heat-free and easy! But voluminous, laidback waves can be a great summertime choice since, well frankly, the sleek and straight look isn't an option for me with the intense humidity. This style is actually really easy to achieve and - BONUS - also looks great the next day!

My trick to getting perfect summertime waves is to curl the hair in opposite directions. Curling all of your sections the same way can cause your hair to blend together and look like one big wave. Alternate the direction and you'll end up with separated, "piecey" sections. Or, you could just watch the video tutorial to see exactly how I achieve this hairstyle, step by step ;) 


What I Used:
- Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray
- Hot Tools 1" curling iron, I don't use the clamp so if you have a clamp-less wand that will work perfectly!
- Frederic Fekkai Sheer hold hairspray

*optional*
- Big Sexy Hair POW! Powder Play volumizing/texturizing powder
- volumizing teasing comb







Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sultry Summer Makeup Look ♥ Turquoise Smokey Eye

It looks like summer has finally hit in full force! I can't believe tomorrow is July 4th already! Usually I don't let a little hot weather scare me into going bare-faced but even I, an avid makeup lover, have pared my routine down for the daytime. The hot, muggy weather leaves me feeling a little less than inspired. So when do I get my makeup fix, you ask? As soon as the sun goes down!  Summer nights are perfect for trying out more full-on makeup looks and this one is no exception. Not to mention it includes a brand new product from the drugstore, the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment eyeshadow in Never Fade Jade. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered a new line of eyeshadows at the drugstore, and PIGMENTS no less!  The coolest thing about this product? I find it goes on beautifully wet or dry. I have a few other shades as well that I'm excited to try out. So check out the video tutorial below to see how I achieved this sultry, turquoise smokey eye!


Products Used:
Loreal True Match Lumi foundation, W1-2 and W3
Loreal True Match crayon concealer, W123
Anastasia Brow Wiz, ash blonde
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, black bean
Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment eyeshadow, Never Fade Jade
MAC Soft Brown, Brown Script and Carbon eyeshadows
Venus eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette
Loreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser, brightening
MAC Pro Longwear concealer, NC20
Ben Nye Banana powder
Rimmel Stay Matte powder, Nude Beige
MAC Hibiscus Kiss blush/bronzer (RiRi Hearts MAC collection)
NARS Luster blush
Rimmel Innocent lip liner
OCC Lip Tar in Femme
MAC Florabundance lipglass