A Makeup Look Under $25!

So today’s blog post is going to be about a makeup look for under $25. This was a little hard for me to put together but I finally did it! I know you can find videos on YouTube about $20 makeup challenges, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt if I turned it into a $25 makeup challenge and use better quality products. Also, I didn’t include tax but I thought it would still be fun to do. So lets get started!

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In the summer, you don’t want to be wearing heavy makeup, so instead of foundation or BB cream, just use concealer. This is the Essence coverstick concealer and it was $2.49. Just put it on your blemishes, dark circles, and imperfections and you are good to go!

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The Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder is the best drugstore pressed powder in my opinion. It costs $4.99, and gets the job done. Plus, it’s huge and it will last a long time. Now that’s affordable!

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For blush and bronzer, the Essence Mosaic Compact Powder works great. This is $4.49, and I really like how it’s a two in one. Very convenient and easy!

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This next product can also be used as a two in one. It is the Maybelline Exper Wear Eyeshadow in nutmeg. Since it is a nice dark brown color, you can use this as eyeshadow and to fill in your brows! It costs $3.99.

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For eyeliner, I chose the Covergirl Perfect Point Blend Pencil. This is super cheap. It is $2.62 and works great for its price.

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The Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara gives intense lash color and works amazing. This is only $3.47, and works just as great as a high end mascara.

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Now I think this is the prettiest lip gloss color I have seen. This is the NYC Liquid Lip Shine in the shade Brighton Beach Peach. This is $1.97. This lip gloss would work great as an everyday lip gloss because the color isn’t too harsh.

The total of this makeup look is $24.02. Hope you enjoyed!

Fashion Trends I’ve Been Lovin’

Hello beauties! So today I want to share with you 3 trends I’ve been kinda obsessing over recently so lets get started!

1. Head Chain- These are so cute in my opinion, and very bohemian which I love. By the way, the girl in the picture is not me, I just found this on Google Images.

2. Pencil Skirts- I’m into professional clothes, and I think this looks very feminine and lady-like.

3. Kimonos- This trend has been around for a while, but I think they are still a great trend and everyone can pull them off!

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Lipstick As Concealer? It Actually Works Better!

Ok so I don’t know about you, but I have really bad dark circles and sometimes, concealer itself doesn’t quite get the job done. If you also struggle with the same problem, then try this new technique I found on Pinterest. All you have to do is apply some red lipstick under your eyes, blend it, then apply your concealer and blend that in as well and your dark circles should be completely covered! This worked very well for me, and hopefully, it works wonders for you too!

Want to know if red lipstick actually works as an under-eye concealer? We put it to the test for you. You’re welcome.

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Lush Wishlist!

Hey you guys! So, the other day, I went on the Lush website to see what items they had, and I actually found quite a bit! So today’s post is going to be a Lush wishlist, and some of the items are going to be newer items, and some will be old ones that I’ve always wanted to try. Let’s get started!

1. Dragon’s Egg Bath Bomb- This has a lemon/citrus scent and I love that because it makes me feel fresh, especially during mornings, so this is definitely for me.

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2. Butterball Bath Bomb- You guys know I love buttery/creamy scents, so this one’s a must for me. Plus, this bath bomb is really good for making your skin soft.

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3. Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb- Isn’t this beautiful? I think this would be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for next year maybe? But this would be nice to use year-round because it has a very feminine scent of roses.

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4. The Comforter Bubble Bar- I love fruity scents, and I really want to try this because from the description I read on the website, it sounds really good.

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5. Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar- For a relaxing scent, you should try this. Baths should be relaxing, so this would be perfect for some pampering time. The smell is earthy and simple.

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6. You’ve Been Mangoed Luxury Bath Melt- I’m obsessed with mangoes, so obviously this one had to be on my list!

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7. Ice Blue Soap- Now I’m not a huge fan of peppermint, but when it comes to bath soap, I think it’s very appropriate to use them because it gives you this feeling of freshness that no other scent can do, so I would like to try this.

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8. Dreamwash Shower Smoothie- I’ve been wanting to try this for the longest time, and I love the smell of lavender and tea tree so I hope I can get my hands on one of these.

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9. Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo- I want this because honey is really good for your hair and makes it super shiny.

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10. Curly Wurly Shampoo- There’s two reasons I like this shampoo. One, it helps tame curly hair and make sure it doesn’t get frizzy, and I need that. Two, it’s coconut scented.

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11. Dark Angels Cleanser- I’ve always wanted to try a charcoal scrub, because I heard they work really well and this one caught my attention.

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12. Popcorn lip Scrub- This sounds so YUMMY.

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13. Vanilla Dee-lite Body Lotion- This has a great combination of scents, like coconut water and hibiscus, which I love.

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14. Shimmy Shimmy Solid Body Tint- I am a huge fan of glowy skin, so this would be nice to try out.

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15. Vanillary Perfume- This perfume has a mixture of a vanilla and a caramel scent, which sounds so lovely!

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How To Feel Truly Beautiful

So to start out this post, I just want to say that you are so very beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not. I know that in today’s society, everyone judges you by your physical appearance, but what if we could all just stop judging a book by its cover and start looking on what is on the inside? I believe that every single human being on this planet has a beautiful side and an ugly side, because nobody’s perfect. I also believe that we can be a little less ugly and be a lot more beautiful, because your personality reflects your appearance, at least in my opinion. Imagine if we were all blind. We wouldn’t be able to judge by appearance then, would we? Today, I want to share with you how you can be beautiful naturally. So lets get started!

1. Stop Being Jealous Of Others- Jealousy is not attractive first of all, and second of all, if you loved yourself enough, you would know that being jealous is not going to help you love yourself. If someone has something you don’t, be happy for them, because they are also human being. When you start to love others, you will feel better about yourself too. If you can’t help being jealous of someone, distance yourself from them. Life’s way bigger than just that one person.

2. Smile At Your Enemies- In 8th grade, these group of girls I was friends with started bullying me, and calling me names, and I thought they would realize they were being rude if I showed them how hurt I was so I would start crying in the bathroom. They would just laugh at me more. I thought it was time to let go, and move on. I had a few classes with them, and I would start smiling when I see them. I made a few other friends, who were so extremely nice to me. When my enemies saw that I moved on, I could see the anger in their faces. It’s all about how you deal with certain situations. They’re not worth getting upset over, because again, life is way bigger than that.

3. Smile In General- A smile makes you ten times more attractive, on the outside and the inside. Nobody wants to be with someone who’s negative. When you smile, you make others around you want to smile too and be happy.

4. Stop Being Selfish- I know it’s hard to let go of some things you really want, but start looking at what you are taking from others, and see what they have. Some people, mostly parents, let you have what you want, but they don’t show you that they want something for once. Be more open-minded, and see everyone’s point of view, because while you may have everything, some people have nothing.

5. Be Confident- I knew two girls at my old school. One of them was super shy, not the most attractive on the outside, and she had no friends. Absolutely zero friends. Lets call her Sarah in this case. Then, there was another girl who had EVERYTHING. Beautiful appearance, tons of friends, tons of money, literally every materialistic thing. Lets call her Grace. We had to present something and Grace went first, and she couldn’t even present right, because she lacked confidence. I could tell people were looking down on her. She kept stuttering and laughing, and then she gave up. Then Sarah went, and wow she was so confident. I started respecting her a lot more, and so did everyone else. She started to appear a lot more beautiful, way more than Grace. By the way, Grace was also very rude to most people, so I don’t think she was beautiful at all. Anyway, moral of the story is to be confident with a kind heart, and you’ll feel good.

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Fun Summer Fragrances

Hello lovelies! So today’s blog post is going to be about fun summer fragrances that I love so lets get started!

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1. Only Me Passion- The packaging itself wins my heart. The smell makes the perfume very appropriate for summer time. It’s a yummy floral and fruity smell, and it reminds me of a tropical island. I think this is perfect to wear when going to the beach. You can get this on sears.com for $19.

2. Pure Pink- If you are going for something that smells sweeter, go for this perfume. It’s hard to describe how this smells. I think it smells sweet but also a little fruity. I don’t know how they do that, but this is one good-smelling perfume. You can get this on Amazon for $14.

3. Pink Caviar- So much pink, I know. This perfume smells like melons and peaches and all those juicy fruits that I love. You can get it for around $20 on Amazon.

4. Eclat D’Arpege- Ok, this packaging is too perfect. If you are not a huge fan of strong perfume scents that are too fruity or too sweet, this is the perfume for you. It’s light and fresh. This is more on the pricey side, around $80-$100, but it’s a very lovely smell.

5. Island Kiss- Lastly, another tropical smell. This perfume is pretty old, so I don’t really know where you can get it, or how much it costs, but I’m sure they sell it somewhere online. This perfume should last a long time, since it comes in a big bottle.

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What Color Should You Dye Your Hair?

Hi everyone! So since it’s summertime, most of you are probably getting haircuts or dying your hair, and I want to share with you what color hair dye would look best with your skin tone so let’s get started!

1. Fair Skin- Light blue is the prettiest hair color on really fair skin, just my opinion. I know it’s a little crazy for some of you, but I think many fair skinned girls can pull this off very well. I think it looks even more prettier when the hair color is not distributed evenly, like in the second picture.

2. Fair to Medium Skin- Greyish-purple would look amazing on you. I know it sounds ugly, but you’ll want to change your mind when you look at the picture below.

3. Medium Skin- People with a medium skin tone are most likely to have brown hair. I personally think you should just add some blonde highlights and you’re good to go!

4. Medium to Dark Skin- Red velvet is your color. With your beautiful exotic skin color, I can only think of red velvet to compliment it. Remember when Rihanna had the gorgeous red hair?

5. Dark Skin- I think brownish-orange would look PERFECT on you. If your hair is naturally curly, that’s even better.

Are you dying your hair this summer? If you are, what color? Tell me in the comments and don’t forget to follow me for more posts!

5 Summer Nail Ideas!

Hey everyone! So today I will share some beautiful nail art that I found on the web. I think all of these are unique and gorgeous and perfect for summer so lets get started!

1. Silver Lining- Pick two of your favorite bright summer colors, but make sure they compliment each other. With a silver nail art pen, draw a line that separates the nail and the tip. Next, you want to paint the tip a different color, and the actual nail another color. For the next nail, switch the two colors around. Here’s a picture that describes what I mean that I found on Pinterest.

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2. Blue and Tan Floral- This is GORGEOUS. I love the color combination, but you can use any colors you like. Here’s a step by step tutorial.

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3. Tropical/Ocean Nail Art- If you really want to go all out and be super creative and fancy, try these tropical nails. They’re lovely!

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4. Feather Nails- You can never go wrong with feathers. They are so easy to draw on, and it looks like you put a lot of effort into making them when you really didn’t!

5. Palm Trees- I mean who doesn’t love palm trees? You can use bright colors to make this or simple colors.

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Which one was your favorite? Let me know in the comments! And follow me if you aren’t already! See you next time!

My Favorite YouTube Channel- Gemma Stafford

Have you guys heard of Gemma Stafford? She’s an amazing Youtuber that posts videos on creative baking ideas. She came up with a 2 ingredient ice-cream recipe, 1 minute mug breakfast ideas, and many more yummy recipes! The reason I love this channel so much is because of the simple recipes she comes up with. I feel like anyone can make them. You should go check her channel out! Below are some of my favorite videos of hers.

What’s Trending: Summer 2015! (Body Chains, Short Nails, Snow Cones etc.)

Hello everyone! So I’m super excited about today’s post, because I’m gonna show you some of my favorite summer trends! This isn’t just about fashion trends, but everything that has been huge on the Internet recently! I will admit some of these aren’t that popular, but they are my favorite, and I tried my best to make these trends stand out from the typical ones that remind you of summer such as floppy hats, bright nails, spray tans etc. so here we go!

FASHION

1. Body Chains- This trend has probably been around for a while, but didn’t really get much attention till this year. I think body chains look amazing with backless dresses and swimsuits. Add one to your swimsuit or any cute outfit this summer and you’ll stand out!

2. Pineapple Fashion- There’s a lot of fruit fashion going around during this season, especially watermelons, but I think pineapples are cuter when it comes to fashion so here’s a few of my favorites.

3. Maxi Open-Front Cardigans- These are so cute! I love the way they flow in the wind. Wearing these over a swimsuit is a huge summer trend right now and you should definitely try it because I think everyone can pull this off!

4. Pastel Handbags- Who says pastels are only for Spring? Many people use pastel handbags for summer and it’s a great staple piece for summer, especially with an all white outfit.

5. Floral Swimsuits- Again, we are transitioning spring trends into summer trends, so instead of wearing cute floral spring day dresses, try a floral swimsuit. I think they are way more attractive than plain swimsuits.

HAIR

1. Straight Bobs- How unique! Long hair has been very popular for the past few years, so why not switch it up? Bobs are a fun way to start off fresh this summer, but straight bobs are beyond gorgeous! My favorite way to style it is to put one side behind your ear like the pics below.

2. Long Curly/Wavy Hair- If you want to keep your hair long like me, try going for some curls. I have naturally curly hair, and I’ve started to learn to love it naturally. Just put in a beachy waves salt spray which you can make at home instead of buying the expensive ones, and you’re good to go! If you have naturally straight hair, braid your hair at night, then put in the spray the next morning. I know this is a typical trend, but I just love it and it never gets old!

NAILS

1. Short and Natural- I think this summer, everyone should embrace natural beauty. Natural hair, natural face, natural nails. If you feel that your bare nails are not that pretty, put a topcoat on it, but keep it short and simple, and embrace your natural nail color.

MAKEUP

1. HIGHLIGHTER- In today’s society, girls are obsessed with putting like 10 layers of makeup on their face, and it saddens me to see that they don’t embrace their natural beauty. Be confident this summer, and make yourself believe you’re beautiful. Instead of wearing loads of makeup, just apply highlighter. This will give you a beautiful angelic glow on your face, and you will be beautiful. If you don’t feel confident, go ahead and put on some mascara or whatever is your necessary makeup product, but make your highlighter the spotlight of your makeup!

2. Clear Lip gloss- Again, bringing out the natural beauty, use a clear lipgloss. Literally, anyone can pull this off.

MUSIC

1. Bands- Bands are not everyone’s thing, but for summer, I think they are great. Try listening to Monsters and Men, they have great summer tunes. I’m not a fan of screamo bands at all, I like the ones that are more relaxed, but have catchy tunes. Other bands I like are The Vamps, Marina and the Diamonds, and Rixton. For some R&B girl bands, try Fifth Harmony or LITTLE MIX <3.

2. Foreign Music- My new obsession. I love learning about other people’s cultures, especially music. I personally love listening to Bollywood, but that’s not foreign for me because I understand it, but I also love listening to urban Spanish songs and even a bit of K-pop! Live outside your comfort zone this summer!

(Mat Aazma Re, my favorite Bollywood song)

(Carnaval, my favorite Spanish song)

FOOD

1. California Donuts- Okay, now I’m hungry. I mean what’s not to love about these. This is trending everywhere right now, and I definitely want to try some this summer.

2. Vegetable Platter- For a healthier option, try a vegetable platter. Fruit kebabs and platters are overrated, so eat some vegetables!

3. Snow Cones- Forget ice-cream! Snow cones are healthier, and more fun! You can buy a mini snow cone machine pretty much anywhere. A lot of people have been eating snow cones this summer.

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My Fun, Creative Hobbies

Hello beautiful friends! So it’s been exactly a month since I did my last post and I just want to apologize for not posting, but today, I will talk about some of my favorite hobbies. I like having creative hobbies, not the typical ones like sports, or watching television. So let’s get started!

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1. Creating a travel/destination journal
So if you didn’t know, I have a HUGE interest in learning how people all over the world live, and their cultures. So I decided to make a journal that has fun facts on every country in the world. I like to make each page different, with different colors, and have designs that you will find in the country. For example, if I were doing Morocco, I would put designs of tiles that you would find in the country, so you can kind of experience their culture when you’re on that page. Right now, I’m doing Burma, and I like how it’s coming out! The picture below is of a random journal I found online, but I’ll show my journal when I’m done.

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2. Playing Piano- This one might be typical, but I like playing piano especially when I’m sad, because it makes me happy. Right now, I’m learning a medley of parts of some of my favorite songs and its so much fun!

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3. Drawing- I do this occasionally, and if you saw my last post, you saw my eye and my dreamcatcher that I drew. I’m happy to say that I have improved my drawing skills.

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4. Cooking- I enjoy cooking, but I mostly like baking and making sweet desserts. I got inspired by Gemma Stafford on YouTube. She makes yummy ice cream flavors, cake pops, macaroons, and lots of other delicious desserts!

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5. Personalizing a Planner- Everyone needs a planner to organize their life, and it’s fun to personalize it in my opinion. You can really get creative with this. Add stickers, cute little doodles, sticky notes, and other fun little things. I love Elle Fowler’s and Belinda Selene’s planner videos on YouTube. As you can tell, I get a lot of my inspiration from YouTube!

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6. Blogging- Of course, we can’t forget this one. I love blogging because I feel like I can really express myself here. Follow me if you aren’t already!

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So I hope you enjoyed, and got some inspiration from here!