Well ladies, it’s back to school for some of you which means the seasons are about to change. Summer is slowly sliding into Fall and that means makeup trends are blossoming. Those turquoise toes and orange-hued lipsticks will shortly be shelved until next summer comes around.
To stay ahead of the game and in with the new, here are the top 10 Fall makeup ideas you can expect to see this upcoming season.
*This is a guest post by Selina*
I bet if I asked you to name your favorite lip balm, not only would you have an answer for me in less than ten seconds, you’d probably whip it out of your purse or pocket to show me.
Like a beloved movie, chosen political party or fine bottle of wine, we are devoted to our lip balm and are willing to share its finer points with anyone who will listen. If asked, we’d probably share the balm itself.
But are you using lip balm the right way? Open, apply, close. There doesn’t really seem to be much to it, does there?
Well my friends, that’s where you’re wrong. [Keep Reading]
When I’m in a rush or on the go I don’t always have time to shampoo my hair. I have fine hair so you can imagine how big of a deal this could be.
Greasy locks are not a good look and no matter how cute I style my hair, they’re impossible to hide.
I was telling a girlfriend of mine about this debacle and she asked me why I wasn’t using dry shampoo. The idea of a dry shampoo had literally never crossed my mind. In fact, at the time I’d never even heard of it before.
The basic premise of dry shampoos are that they wick away all the oil that causes your hair to look greasy. The oil absorbing ingredients leave your hair looking clean, without having to add any water. [Keep Reading]
It’s no secret that I love my hair.
Correction: Loved my hair. I cut it short and now I hate it, but as soon as it hits my collarbone again, all will be forgiven.
Regardless of length, I’m still a nut when it comes to my hair. I will do anything to maintain a moisturized scalp, I hair mask the sh*t out of it and eat hair-healthy foods in a very vain attempt to have it grow faster.
I also like to style it, but have little to no patience when it comes to a hairstyle requiring a lengthy process. [Keep Reading]
*This is a guest post by Todra*
When I decided nearly twenty years ago, to wear my curls free and wild, without the torment of chemical straighteners or daily blowouts, I was a bit of a maverick. I remember friends with curly hair, from the silky kind to the kinky kind, asking me, “What will you do with it?”
Curls have been deemed the “problem” hair a lot. I see hair products with labels that tout, “tame unruly curls.” I don’t consider my hair unruly. And I don’t need a $40 shampoo or a $150 chemical process to change it.
I’ve learned how to nourish my hair and keep it healthy with the simplest of products, most are homemade. [Keep Reading]
Looking to transfer some funds? There’s an app for that.
Wanting to find a restaurant nearby? There’s an app for that.
Craving the satisfaction of smashing angry birds into boxes? There’s an app for that.
Searching for the perfect nail polish to match your outfit? Of course, there’s an app for that too!
There seems to be an app for everything nowadays. From weight loss and sleep tracking to food and beauty, there’s something for everyone.
Easy answers are just a screenshot away. That being said, there are some seriously awesome beauty apps on the iTunes App Store that are worth checking out! For the best beauty apps out there, consult my list! [Keep Reading]
I like to think of myself as a fabulous multi-tasker. I can talk on the phone, listen to music, type on my lappy and remain fully engaged. Yes, I know; it’s incredible. I can also chew gum and walk, something men don’t seem to be able to do.
What I love about multi-tasking is I get to complete 2 tasks at once. Can’t get more efficient than that! If I enjoy this so much, it stands to reason that a 2 in 1 beauty product would be right up my alley.
There’s something about a 2-in-1 product that makes me feel like I’m saving so much of my precious time. Moisturizer with SPF? Bam! BB Cream? Like killing 2 birds with 1 stone. And if I feel so passionately about this random topic, I assume other beauties love to save a few minutes here and there. [Keep Reading]
The great thing about being a chick is you’re blessed with lovely long locks of hair that you can do what you please with.
When I was in primary school I got the urge to dye my hair for the first time. My mama put it off for as long as she could, but she finally caved. Picking up my first bottle of temporary hair dye made me feel so cool. Aww, the good ol’ days!
When it came to my hair I would pretty much try anything once.
I’ve been every shade of red, black and browns, blond streaks and full blond – not my best look. By the time I got to prom I had lighter hair on top and dark layers peeking out underneath.
I’ve been long, short, permed (another mistake) and perma-straightened (an even worse mistake). [Keep Reading]
I love Pinterst. It is full of fun ideas, cool pictures, and mouth-watering recipes. It’s helped me come up with ways to decorate, give myself funky mani/pedis, choose color scheme for sites, plan my future dream house, create tapas for parties and of course, has bled hours of my life away.
As a natural procrastinator, Pinterest was probably the worst thing to have been developed. I’m sure most of you can admit to spending numerous hours clicking through other peoples boards and pins. It’s addicting.
With that being said, on one of these many pinterestingly procrastinative adventures, I stumbled across an idea on how to make homemade lip gloss that ultimately led to this post. [Keep Reading]
I wasn’t one of those little girls who liked to play with her mother’s makeup. Perhaps it was because my mom never really wore any or maybe it was because all my best friends were boys.
Though my mom didn’t dig eyeshadow and foundation, she always had a few lip shades. She would have pinks and reds, browns and neutrals, all of which suited her perfectly.
It took me nearly 25 years to start exploring lip shades the way my mother had. I always assumed that they didn’t suit my skin tone or made me look weird. I was just being crazy. [Keep Reading]