Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Get the Look: Just Woke Up Waves at Houghton Bridal Fall/Winter 2015

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Get the Look: Just Woke Up Waves at Houghton Bridal Fall/Winter 2015

This is not exactly the kind of look that you expect with a bridal show, but I loved how quick and simple this slightly messy style was. Obviously I wouldn't wear it while walking down the aisle, but it works great for every day life such as running errands and going out for casual meals! It was created by Oribe Lead Hairstylist Adam Markarian.


Oribe products for the wavy hair at the Houghton Bridal Fall/Winter 2015 show

What you'll need:
Oribe Foundation Mist
Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray
Large Barrel Curling Iron (shown: T3 BodyWaver 1.75" Professional Curling Iron)

How to do it:
Add texture and volume to your hair by spray Foundation Mist and then Maximista Thickening spray in to dry hair. Hit the hair with a burst from your blow dryer and rough everything up with your hands to add more volume and distribute the products.

Next, using a large barrel curling iron, add a few bends and waves in to the hair. You don't want to add curl, just a bit more wave to your natural texture. Try loosely wrapping the hair around the curling iron, without using the clamp, to get this affect. You should be concentrating on the mid-shaft of your hair, leaving the root and ends free.

Finally, set the hair and add a bit of matte finish by using the Dry Texturizing Spray throughout the hair and then spraying a light mist of Thick Dry Finishing Spray over the whole head.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More Over on eBay: The Best Metallic Nail Polishes for Fall

the Best Metallic Nail Polishes for Fall


Today's new post over on eBay:
The Best Metallic Nail Polishes for Fall


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Top 10 Tuesday: My Favorite Alternatives to Black and Brown Eyeliners

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My Favorite Alternatives to Black and Brown Eyeliners

Today for Top 10 Tuesday we're sharing our favorite colorful eyeliner alternatives to black and brown liner. I'm definitely an eyeliner girl (I have a huge collection), and while I have my fair share of blacks and browns, I really love reaching for another color to add some depth to my eye look. I had a really hard time coming up with this list, but these are the ones that I seem to reach for most frequently. I even found a drugstore dupe in my collection for one of the discontinued Urban Decay pencils!


Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in LSD Swatch
1. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in LSD (get it here or here)
LSD is a navy shimmer with bright turquoise micro-sparkle according to Sephora. I love to layer this one over a black eyeliner and smudge it out just to show off a hint of the shimmer.


Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eye Liner in Blackberry Swatch
2. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eye Liner in Blackberry (get it here)
I'm usually a huge fan of the Elizabeth Arden Smoky Liner, but they recently sent me a few of their Precision Glide Eye Liners to try out and I'm in love! They last all day, the colors are beautiful, and I can't stop wearing Blackberry.


L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in silver and gold swatches
3. L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Silver
4. L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Gold
(get them here or here)
These are by far the best applying, most vibrant metallic liners I've ever used. They do have a few tricks to using them (see my full L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner Review) such as a few tricks for properly sharpening. They're worth the trouble!


Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Eye Liner in 12L Swatch
5. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 12L (get it here)
This is a super pretty blue With Green Highlights, I wear it usually as just a hint of color on my upper or lower lash line.


Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eye Liner in Sapphire Swatch
6. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eye Liner in Sapphire (get it here)
Similar to the eyeliner in Blackberry, this is a great black/brown alternative. On the eye it is hard to tell that it isn't just black, but it adds some great depth to my eyes. It really does look better than black many days!


Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Crash Swatch
7. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Crash (get it here or here)
I hadn't realized that Crash was discontinued until I was looking it up for this post! It is one of those cult colors that UD seems to release in special sets frequently. I have 2 of them (this is my back up), if you keep your eyes open it will be available! According to their "discontinued UD liner page" they recommend trying Delinquent or Rockstar as alternatives.


Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Mars Swatch
8. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Mars (get it here or here)
Another discontinued liner, I got this one in a special holiday set and really love it! It doesn't appear on their discontinued liner page like Crash does, and while I initially thought Junkie on that page would be a similar green, it's pretty different due to shimmer.

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Mars dupe with CoverGirl Vivid Impact Jade Comparison Pictures
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Mars vs. CoverGirl Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Jade (buy it here or here)
But!!! I found a drugstore dupe for Mars! Check out my CoverGirl Vivid Impact Eyeliner review.


L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue Swatch
9. L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue (get them here or here)
Definitely the brightest blue liner I've ever owned! (see my full L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner Review)

CoverGirl Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Amethyst Swatch
10. CoverGirl Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Amethyst (buy it here or here)
Check out my CoverGirl Vivid Impact Eyeliner review.







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