• Makeup,  Makeup 101,  Makeup Monday,  Mascaras

    Makeup Monday: Makeup 101: Mascara-Which One Is Right for You

    Mascara darkens, thickens and lengthens your lashes and opens up the eyes whether worn with or without eyeshadow and eyeliner, but with so many mascaras on the market, how do you know what is right for you? Here is a quick guide to help you pick the formula that will make your lashes fantastic… Lengthening Mascara Lengthening mascara are for those who have lots of lashes but want to make them longer and flirtier. This type of mascara often has synthetic fibers to add “extensions” to your lashes, but they can be irritating to contact lens wearers. However, lengthening formulas are non-clumping and perfect for an everyday look.  Look for…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Summer Barbecues,  Summer Cookouts,  Summer Picnics,  What's Up Wednesday

    What’s Up Wednesday: Healthy Tips for Summer Barbecues

    Summer is in full swing, and often at the center of warm-weather festivities are outdoor picnics, barbecues, and cook-outs. While these gatherings often feature menus with high-calorie foods, with a bit of mindfulness, you can still make healthy choices while enjoying all the fun with these tips: Make Minor Modifications Cheeseburgers are packed with hidden, and oftentimes unnecessary calories. Ranging from plain white to decedent brioche, hamburger buns add anywhere from 100-300 calories to your meal. A slice of American cheese is an additional 100 calories, which, after melting, doesn’t have a strong enough flavor profile to make it worth it’s while. And mayo is another 100 calories to boot.…

  • Eyeliners,  Makeup 101,  Makeup Monday

    Makeup Monday: Makeup 101: All You Need To Know About Eyeliner

    Whether you just want to define your eyes or create a dramatic look, eyeliner is the key. There are a variety of eyeliners and formulations, and each type creates a different effect. So, which type of eyeliner is right for you? Here’s everything you need to know so you can decide which is right for you: PENCIL Pencil liners are easy to apply. A standard pencil liner will create a very thin precise line. If you are looking for something more intense and wider, go with a gel liner pencil. Choose a kajal formula if you prefer a slightly smudged, sexy look. Look for long-wear formulas that will stay in…

  • Makeup,  What's Up Wednesday

    What’s Up Wednesday: Beauty Product Review: iMethod Beauty Eyebrow Stamp Kit

    iMethod Beauty is an independent clean makeup brand that prides itself on creating the best makeup products that are vegan, cruelty-free and budget friendly and they were so kind to send me their eyebrow stamp kit to test out which I have done over the last week, so here is my review on the iMethod Beauty Eyebrow Stamp Kit, but first, here is a little information on the kit itself: What Comes in the Eyebrow Kit In this kit you receive 10 eyebrow stencils, eyebrow pomade (there are 8 shades), sponge applicator, dual ended angled eyebrow brush/spoolie, instructions and a pouch to store everything in. How to Use the Eyebrow…

  • Eyebrow Products,  Makeup 101,  Makeup Monday

    Makeup Monday: Makeup 101: Everything You Need to Know About Eyebrows (Part 2)

    Eyebrows are one of the most defining features on the face, and when shaped improperly can draw attention in all the wrong ways. While I covered the art of shaping your eyebrows in Wednesday’s blog post, I want to talk about eyebrow products so you can decide which one is right for you so you can get the results you want. Here’s the lowdown on what you need to know about eyebrows products:   Eyebrow Pencils These handy little tools allow for precise brow-filling. Most people who want the most control will use a pencil, because of its simplicity and ease of use. Try a pencil that has a cream…

  • Health,  Healthy Lifestyle,  What You Need To Know Wednesday

    What You Need To Know Wednesday: Tired All the Time? 6 Energy Zappers That Could Be Making You Totally Exhausted

    Tired of being tired? If it seems impossible to wake up feeling refreshed or energized throughout your day, it could be because you are (or are not) doing some very common things. If you want to feel refreshed again, these six reasons may be contributing to your constant tiredness: 1. You Skipped the Gym…Again It seems counter-intuitive: Exercising because you are tired will give you more energy. Yet, healthy adults who participated in a University of Georgia study reported feeling less fatigue after doing just 20 minutes of low-to-moderate aerobic exercise three days a week for six consecutive weeks. Further, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion says, that…

  • Beauty Maintenance,  Eyebrow Shaping,  Makeup 101,  Makeup Monday,  Tweezing Eyebrows

    Makeup Monday: Makeup 101: Everything You Need To About Eyebrows (Part 1)

    Tweezing perfect eyebrows to achieve that flawless, face-framing arch can be a tedious (and painful) process. But since fuller brows are in style, you can spend much less time with the tweezers. Follow the tips below to score perfect eyebrow arches at home: Choose the Right Tweezers Choose sharp, slanted style tweezers. Unlike pointy versions, these grab tiny strays quickly and won’t pinch your skin along with the hairs. I use these tweezers, they are good). Tweeze After Your Shower Warm water opens the follicles and softens hairs, helping them slip out more easily. Ease the Tweezing Pain If tweezing is too painful try dabbing on an oral numbing gel…