Friday, October 24, 2014

Win It! The Smashbox Lashes & Lips Set

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Too Faced Rock n' Roll Palette Review and Swatches

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I'm not sure why it has taken me soooo long to get this post up, but it really has. (I guess I did mention this palette over in my Makeup Wars: Must Have Makeup Palettes post earlier this month.)

When Too Faced released their Rock n' Roll and Country Palettes this summer, I was convinced that I would be using Country much more often. Instead it's the Rock n' Roll palette that has taken up permanent residence on my vanity counter.

close look at Too Faced's Rock and Roll Eye Shadow Palette

There are 9 shades included in this palette, and 7 of them are brand new (I really am not sure which 2 are the oldies). Like other Too Faced palettes they're organized into "looks", though I usually don't use them in this way, I tend to skip around picking what I feel like for that day.

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I've found that New Romantic is perfect for my entire lid. I like to use a little Glam Rock in my crease. Those 2 together are great as a neutral look. From there I'll sometimes add one of the darker colors at my lash line (usually over a black liner, I use a stiff angled brush to add just a bit of color), and sometimes New Wave will find its way into my inner corner or onto my brow bone.

This is a great palette, definitely check it out if you need some good neutrals and want a little fun color too!

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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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