beauty

Henna it up!

Image I love henna! I recently went to a Tibetan shop and bought some pre-made henna in a tube. I have never done henna before so I decided to give it a try. I was so afraid I was going to mess up!

It wasn’t hard to use at all. Applying henna is actually really simple and super fun.

Steps:

  • Buy henna paste or a kit. (Make the henna if you bought a kit)
  • Simply apply the henna paste to your skin like you’re laying rope on the ground, don’t use it like a marker. 
  • Leave the henna on for 4-8 hours
  • Then you can peel off the henna paste 

After you make your design, allow it to dry for a couple minutes and apply liquid bandage over your henna design. 

* I have also heard that you can use liquid hair gel, or lemon and sugar. For more information on ways you can set your henna, feel free to google it. (I’m sorry I’m no help in that department!)

 

 To set the henna paste, I applied liquid band aid to the location. This will allow the color to become darker and last longer. 

This only lasts for a couple of days! 

xoxo

Makeup Tip #1

ImageDid you know that cleaning your makeup brushes every once in a while helps prevent breaking out and acne? Your makeup brushes collect a lot of dirt from sitting in your room, bathroom, being exposed to different beauty products, and from your face. If you don’t clean your makeup brushes, when you use them, the dirt will clog your pores… and poof! breakout! 

You do not necessarily need to buy makeup brush cleaning solutions at makeup stores. You can clean your brushes with Johnson and Johnson’s baby soap. A small travel size bottle from Target will last you a while. Baby soap is gentle and will get all the makeup off of your brushes. Just wet the brushes, apply soap, gently scrub, rinse, and let them air dry! 

The Perfect Red Lipstick

ImageI have been searching for a vibrant red lipstick that would last and look amazing with my skin tone. I have tried many different colors and brands and was never fully pleased. That was until I came across Nars Pure Matte Lipstick! This is literally heaven in a tube. Before purchasing this item, I already owned Nars Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita and I loved it. The thing I love about Nars products is that their products are so high quality and their pigmentation is phenomenal. So when I needed a new red lipstick, I decided to give Nars Pure Matte Lipstick a try. Nars also has a semi-matte version, but I prefer a fully matte lip.

Unlike other lipsticks, this one is super long lasting and doesn’t dry out your lips! Which I think is super great because who likes dry lips?

I have pretty fair skin and Vesuvio just pops and goes so well with my skin color. Nars does carry a few other red lipsticks and lip pencils so be sure to check them out and find one that fits you!

I love being able to put on this lipstick and some mascara and just walking right out the door. A rep lip is a great way to add something extra to your look. But remember to tone down your eye makeup when applying red lipstick. Keep your eye makeup somewhat simple (a small winged eye instead of a dramatic one). Too much eye makeup can over do your look and look really unpleasant.

Price:$26 (It make seem like a lot but it is so worth it!)

Where can I get this? You can buy this item at your local Sephora, Nars, or order them online at http://www.narscosmetics.com/color/lips/~/pure-matte-lipstick or http://www.sephora.com/pure-matte-lipstick-P273416

Rating: 5 Stars!

Have any questions or comments about this product? Leave a comment below!

xoxo

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FF. Flower fragrance. Daisy by Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite fragrances. It has a really floral scent (hence the name) which I love! This isn’t really overpowering like other floral fragrances. The scent lasts for the whole day which is a total win! If you love Lola by Marc Jacobs, you will definitely love Daisy too.

Price: $65

Where can I get it? You can get this at Nordstroms, Macy’s, or Sephora.  http://www.sephora.com/daisy-P191858

xoxo

Hot Stuff! (literally)

Image The Warming Mineral Mask from The Body Shop has been one of my favorite face masks for a really long time. The cool thing about this face mask is that it’s self warming! I was simply amazed when the sales associate was telling me this. I decided to buy it and give it a try. I absolutely loved it! It smells like chamomile which is so soothing. The formula is really thick, it’s sort of like a clay texture. The product itself, lasts for a pretty long time also. (which is great!) To use this product, simply apply some to your face and leave it on for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, wash it off and pat dry with a towel. You will be surprised at how clean and rejuvenated your skin feels! Leave a comment down below if you have any questions!

Price: $17

Where can I get it? You can pick up this amazing face mask at a Body Shop near you or http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/skin-care/facial-masks/warming-mineral-mask.aspx

Overall rating: 5 stars