Tag: beauty tips

How to Choose and Apply Foundation the Right Way

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KNOW YOUR UNDERTONE

Take a look ath the veins at your wrist:

  • If they’re blue/purple toned you’re cool. Pink toned foundations look better on you.
  • If they’re green you’re warm. Look for yellow toned foundations.
  • Have a mix of both? You’re a neutral and your foundation shouldn’t be neither too pink nor too yellow.

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How I incorporate oils into my beauty routine

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TO KEEP MY HAIR SMOOTH

Two words: coconut oil. It taims my hair rebelness and keeps everything looking good. I apply it before shampooing from middle to tips and in the front sections (they tend to receive more heat damage) and leave it from 10 to 60 minutes. For some reason I get more shine from almond oil but the two of them work just fine. (more…)

Foundation brush guide

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They can be flat, angled or rounded, small or giant. The density and shape vary. Your type of skin and foundation of choose may influence too. In the world of makeup brushes there are some many options when it comes to base applying, that it can get frankly overwhelming. Do you need them all? Of course not, you just have to find one that works for you (ok, maybe two…) Can’t choose? Go old school by applying your foundation with clean hands: the product blends quickly with skin’s natural oils. No streaking whatsoever! (more…)

Beauty talk: hair oils

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I’m always the last one to jump on the bandwagon of the hottest beauty trend. But after a couple of color experiments and some heat styling excesss my hair was getting difficult and not responding to my usual almond oil+deep conditioner treatment (nothing beats it for me!). One day I found myself standing in front of the overwhelming drugstore hair island and lacking of my favorite serum when I finally succumbed to the hair oils buzz. Here’s what I’ve learned.

THEY CAN STYLE, NOT REPAIR

Because hair is already dead and nothing can really repair it, treating it carefully to keep it looking as healthy as possible is the best we can do. Oils facilitate (more…)

Everyday waves with Irresistible Me

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When it comes to hairstyling I’m probably the less skilled beauty blogger out there. I love intricate braids and hairstyles as much as the next beauty tutorial addict, but truth be told, I have no patience to actually try them. Plus: my natural crazy textured hair has a mind on its own, so whenever I’m feeling creative it refuses to cooperate.

 

Irresistible-Me-Curling-Wand

Curling it’s just the easiest route for me, and soft waves are my go-to, they work for every possibly situation and look great on everyone. To get them I use the Sapphire 8 in 1 Curling Wand from Irresistible Me, which as the name suggests comes with eight interchangeable barrels for eight different style possibilities. Although the big barrels help me to smooth things out in no time, the thinner barrels work the best for my mid length, so I tend to come and go between the 18/19MM, the Pearl, and the 13MM barrel (the first 3 in the photo below respectively).

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