Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fishtail Braid

I recently learned how to do a fishtail braid, so I thought I would share how to do it. Once you get the hang of it, it is quick and easy style to do.

Start by teasing your hair at the crown of your head to give your hair some volume, and then pull it into a low ponytail off to the side. I have lots of layers in my hair, so putting into a ponytail helps keep the style in place and keeps pieces from falling out of the braid. You can skip this step if you don't have layers. Then, take your hair and split it into 2 equal sections (left and right.)

Take about a 1 inch piece of hair from the back of the right section. Bring the piece over the same section, and then add the piece to the the left section of hair. We are going to do the same thing again, only this time from the other side.

While holding both sections of hair in your right hand (still keeping them separate), take a 1 inch piece of hair from the left section. Bring the piece over the left section and add the piece of hair to the right section. 
Continue this pattern all the way down, taking one piece of hair from the right side, and then one from the left etc. Every couple of times pull the braid tight to make sure pieces don't fall out.
Afterwards, secure it with a hair tie and bobby pin any loose hairs that you may have and spray lightly with hairspray. 

I hope you guys like this look. With a little bit of practice it is a fun, easy style to do that doesn't take much time. If you need me to clarify any steps that are hard to understand please let  me know.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cover Girl and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer

Colors: It comes in 4 different shades:Very Light, Light, Light/Medium, Medium/Dark

Application: This product is creamy and goes on smoothly. It is very blendable and looks natural. I use it mostly under my eyes, but it can be used on blemishes too. For under-eye circles I take a small amount on my index finger and gently apply it in a triangular shape under my eyes. I take it down on the side of my nose, then up to the outer corner of my eye, and then to the inner corner of my eye and blend. I set it with translucent powder on a fluffy powder brush.

Coverage: This concealer has good coverage, but it is still light-weight. I don't have any issues with it looking cakey or settling into fine lines under my eyes.

Wear: It lasts throughout the day, but if I go out after work I will usually touch it up.

Price: About $12 full price

Overall Opinion: This is my favorite concealer at the moment to cover under-eye circles and sometimes blemishes. I was using Benefit's Erase Paste, but saw this one for a fraction of the cost and decided to try it. I am so glad I did. I think I may even like it better than the Erase Paste.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Golden Purple Eye

Products used: 
-Too Faced Eyeshadow Primer
-Urban Decay's Naked Palette
       -Half Baked (Gold)
       -Buck (Matte Brown)
       -Virgin (Highlight)
-Urban Decay's Ammo Palette
       -Last Call (Purple)
-Maybelline Gel Eyeliner
-Eyelash Curler
-Covergirl Lash Blast Clump-free Mascara
-e.l.f. Eyeshadow Brush
-e.l.f. Blending Eye Brush
-Sigma Medium Angled Shading Brush(E70)

Step 1: Apply an eyeshadow primer to your lid to prevent creasing and help the look last         longer.
Step 2: Apply Half Baked to your entire lid up to the crease with an eyeshadow brush.
Step 3: Using Sigma's E70, or any angled blending brush apply Buck to the crease and              blend upwards and out. 
Step 4: Using the e.l.f. blending eye brush apply Last Call to the outer 'V' and with the             remaining shadow on the brush blend it into the crease. Don't blend it as high as Buck
Step 5: Use Virgin to highlight the inner corner of your eye as well as the brow bone. 
Step 6: Add eyeliner and mascara.

Urban Decay's Ammo palette is on sale on their website for $12 right now if you are interested in getting it! Also, I'm still playing with the lighting, but I think these pictures are better quality than the last. Hopefully the next will be even better :) I hope you guys like this look.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Urban Decay's Naked Basic Palette Look

Step 1: Use an eyeshadow primer of your choice on your entire eye up to the brow bone. I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Step 2: Mix Venus and Foxy and apply it to the eye lid. 
Step 3: Apply Faint to a blending brush and gently tap any excess off so the application isn't too dark. Brush it on your crease in a windshield wiper motion. Blend it out slightly.
Step 4: Apply Crave to an eye shadow brush and tap off any excess and apply to the outer 'v'. 
Step 5: Apply Venus to the inner corner of your eye and to the brow bone for a little highlight. 
Step 6: Last but not least, apply eyeliner and mascara.

Please bare with me with the quality of the pictures. It will take me a few times to get the lighting just right.
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