Thursday, June 23, 2011

Essie's Turquoise and Caicos

Hey everyone!  I recently got a new nail polish I've been loving.  It is Essie's Turquoise and Caicos.  The nail polish is a really pretty turquoise color.  I know everyone compares it to the Tiffany Blue Box, but that is basically what it looks like.  I just think it is the perfect summer color.  I got mine at Target for like $8.99.  There were so many to choose from, but I settled on this bright turquoise.  I'm really happy I got it!  Right now I have it on my finger nails and on my toe nails, I have Avon's Coral Bikini.  It's a bright coral color that's almost hot pink.

Anyways, I wanted to share with you all my favorite way to wear the Turquoise and Caicos color.

1.  Start out with a base coat.  You don't have to be neat with it because it's clear and will be covered up with pretty nail polish anyways. Just do one light coat on all of your fingers.  Let it dry completely before you start painting over it or else it can become a gross mess.

2.  Now take the Turquoise and Caicos color and do two light coats on all of your nails.

3.  Take a pretty, sparkly, metallic and paint it on your ring finger.  I used silver, but any color like gold would look really pretty, too!

4. Last step! Take a top coat and use it to set your nail polish.  This will make the colors more vibrant and prevent chipping.

Thanks for reading my post and I'll talk to you guys next time!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Style Secret: Nude Dresses

I'm sure many of you are aware of the LBD or the little black dress.  As of lately, the LND or little nude dress has been stealing the spotlight.  The LND is really classic.  It's best to wear in spring and summer because it does make your skin look a lot tanner and it just has that beachy feel.  This should really become a staple piece in your closet.  The cool thing is that you can style this dress so many different ways.  If you look at  what Taylor Swift has done with her dress, she kept it classic.  She added a little extra by pairing it with a nude belt to emphasize her tiny waist.  Hayden Panettiere made hers edgy by coupling her nude dress with black leather peep toe booties and a bright purple clutch.  The dress itself is really cute because of it's tight fit and really loose sleeves.  Vanessa Hudgens is the the queen of boho and you can see it with her laid back nude dress.  She chose to wear one that had different nude shades in a zig-zag pattern.  For jewelry she paired it with a long feather necklace and simple brown bracelets.  Vanessa kept that boho feel by putting her wavy hair half up, half down.

I hope you guys liked this post! Leave a comment letting me know whether you like this trend or not.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Your Swimsuit Style Guide-1

With summer already starting, it’s time to start preparing for bikini weather! I have recently been on the hunt for the perfect swimsuit. The perfect one for me would be one that makes me feel confident, but still looks fabulous! There are just so many different style options for swimsuits that I can't pick just one!  I'm going to show you guys different style options for your body type.  This is going to be an ongoing series because there are just so many things that I can write about different swimsuits.  So to keep you from overload, I'm going to do 3 different types for today.  Just know that no matter what you look like, you can where any type of swimsuit as long as you feel amazing in it. Work it!

Here are some different style options....

1. Bigger Busted Girls-  For you gals, always choose a halter top!  Whether it's a one piece or bikini, the halter top will give you the extra support you need.  If you don't like halter tops, where a swimsuit with thicker straps.  The thicker straps will give you support, but not as much as the halter would.  No matter what the straps are, look at the band around the bottom of the bikini.  Does it even have one?  A thicker band will keep you from falling out and give you even more support.  It would be even better if it had underwire in it.  If you're athletic at the beach, you would want a bathing suit with a thicker band as well for the same reasons.  Try and stay away from really crazy patterns and colors because that would be a little overwhelming.  The first 2 are from Target and the other one is from Urban Outfitters.


2. Smaller Busted Girls-  Bandeau tops were make for smaller chested women!  If you don't have much to show for, opt for a crazy, fun bandeau top.  A bandeau top is basically just a band that hugs around your bust.  Some come with thin straps and some don't.  It's your choice.  A bandeau top would help you look like you have a little more than you do.They also come in so many different colors and patterns.  Don't stick to plain ones, go crazy because you are one of the few types that can go wild with colors and patterns.  The first one is from Target and the other one is from Urban Outfitters.  How cute are they?!

3.  Curvy Girls-  One pieces are the way to go!  They hide things that you don't want us to see and you can go crazy on patterns as well.  The patterns are going to hide all the lumps and bumps.  Stick to darker colors like navy, black, and burgundy.  They are going to make you appear slimmer.  You can wear brighter colors, just stay away from neon.   Also stay away from metallic and shiny fabrics because they will emphasize your extra skin.  Ruching would look really cute too!  Another note, if you are insecure and feel like you can't wear a two piece, you can totally rock a two piece!  First one is from Target and the other one is from Urban Outfitters.  I love the second one. I need it!

And here's a really cute cover up from Urban Outfitters!

There are some more guides coming soon!  I hope you guys enjoy this new post. :)


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How To: Relieve Stress

Hey everyone!  So I've been feeling a little, or majorly, stressed out and sad lately.  I have decided that I'm not the only one and I wanted to share my tips with you on how to relax.  They really help and I hope they help you, too.

1. Deep Breathing- As cheesy as it sounds, it really does help. Just focus on your breathing to take your mind off of things.  Start out with inhaling for 4 counts and then exhaling for 4 counts.  Do this until it becomes almost natural.  When that becomes too easy, do the same thing only for 8 counts.

2.  Aromatherapy-  Whenever things are overwhelming, I go to my room and just light candles and sit on my bed.  I usually pick out candles that have good memories associated with them or have a calming smell to get me to calm down.

3.  Blog-  Not everyone can do this tip, but blogging and coming up with a new post helps me relax.  It gets my mind off things.  Knowing that I'm writing to people who care, makes me feel awesome.  Also, whenever I post, I want it to sound happy and cheery like I am most of the time, so when I'm sad, I have to pull off that happy and cheery feeling.  Pretending to be happy in turn, usually makes me happy.

4.  Giving Myself a Makeover-  This one is so much fun to do because once I see all my makeup, I usually forget whatever just happened and start brainstorming new eye looks.  I do one look on each eye to see which one I like best.  I look like a clown by the time I'm done, but I don't care because I had fun doing it.

5.  Going Out With Friends-  My friends are awesome. Period.  So whenever I go out with them, I have fun and just let go.  Whether it's going to the camp ground my friend owns or going to the mall, we have a good time and everything bad just slips away.  Check out one of my best friend's blog here!

Hopefully you guys can get some good use out of these tips.  Probably with in a week or so, I'll post another beauty related post.  Maybe my foundation routine?  Or maybe something having to do with summer?  I don't know, but it will be a good one!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Quick Tips! #2

Hey everyone!  So my mascara has a tendency to run during the day even though it's waterproof.  I use the L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black.  I would use a different mascara, but I really like the way it makes my eyelashes look.  My friend heard a trick from somewhere that if you spray hairspray on your face after you've applied your makeup, it makes it last longer.  I thought she had gone insane after she told me that, but the runny mascara was getting really annoying.  So I tried the tip and you know what?  It totally worked!  My makeup stayed in  place ALL day.  I used the L'oreal Elnett Hairspray because it has a light formula.  When you do this, you just do one quick, light spray.  So light it's not even there, but it does the trick.

Do I sound crazy or are you going to try it? Haha! Let me know in the comments below.


How to: The Bronze Goddess

Hey everyone!  Since summer is here, or almost here,  I decided to do a golden makeup look.  The focus point of the look is your eyes.  I think it looks best on blue eyes, but any eye color can rock it. I hope you like it!

1.  Apply a primer to your face to keep your foundation from running off.  Then apply your favorite tinted moisturizer.  I don't have a favorite so I just use the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120.  It's light enough to wear during the summer and has a dewy finish.

2.  Next, apply a translucent powder to set your foundation.  Now take a bronzer and apply it using the "3" method.  If you don't know what that is, just basically apply bronzer to the high points of your face.  Then take your favorite blush, either cream blush or powder, and apply it on the apples of your cheeks.  The best color for this look would be a peach color. 

3.  For your eyes, apply a primer so it doesn't sweat off.  I like Two Faced Shadow Insurance.  On the inner third apply a light frosty beige.  A good shade for that would be M-A-C's Mylar.  On the rest of the lid apply a dark gold color and blend it into the crease. On the very outer edge, add a copper shade to add a little extra sparkle.  Underneath, take an eyeliner brush and brush the copper shade into your lower lash line.  

4.  Add liner on top and bottom. Same goes for your mascara. 

5.  For lips, just keep them bare or you can add a nude gloss to them.

I hope you guys like this post and let me know if you tried it out! :)