Step 1: Dab one side of the brush into the bronzer..one maybe two taps.
Step 2: Starting from the top of your cheek bone go diagonally up in one swift movement.
Step 3: BLEND! Well first… flip your brush so your using the other, cleaner side. Blend up and down and across for a good few seconds, until you don’t feel like you’re in Halloween make up anymore!
This is my FIRST video ever so go with me here! Hope you enjoy!
When I first started contouring I was beyond confused and just used the bronzer I already had because I figured “contouring bronzers” were complicated and a waste. I was wrong on that, contouring bronzer is a lot more matte and lacks the sparkle (hah) that most all-over face bronzers have. If you don’t want to buy a separate contouring bronzer I recommend Laguna by Nars if you have fairer skin. This works great as your all over bronzer in the summer and then can be used as a contour in the colder/paler months!
I have a fairy round face and ever since I added contouring to my daily routine I can really see a difference in the way my face shape appears. Less like a bowling ball and more like a face haha. It took a long time and a lot of make up lessons from my favorite Nars counter girl to get on board. Considering all I knew about contouring was that the Kardashians did it and that one time my friend Andrea was late to dinner because “my contouring was just taking forever!”. Like NO that does not have to be a thing! It really only takes a few extra seconds, a minute max!
This is one of my go to’s in the summer, my moms corn bean salad! It is so easy to make and for me..usually involves food I already have in my pantry!
CORN BEAN SALAD:
– 1 can of corn.
-1 can of black beans, rinsed off.
– chopped onion.
– sliced cherry tomatoes
– dressing: olive oil, dijon mustard, lemon, salt and pepper!
Of course I ended up in Paper Source the other day minding my own business and BAM I am leaving with a small craft for my girl friends and co-workers along with a second card for the Mr. Being as last minute as this all is, the craft had to be super quick!! And of course in all of this I also wanted to bake…hence the two gift-able things in this post!
The brownies are pretty self explanatory but I will give you this one tip: take the brownies out a smidgen before you normally would, not so they are under cooked but on the chewier side. At first this will not be great but once fully cooled down the chewiness will off set the convection hearts for the perfect bite!
For the second project, I wanted to give my friends a little something that was low in cost, high in cuteness! These little paper bags are super easy and the stickers are a no brainer! Watch out world I now have extras that will attempt to put on everything!
1. Part hair in the middle and half way through stop parting!
2. Grab a chunk of hair right after the parted part and pull up to tease the back!
3. Push the teased part up creating even more volume.
I love this look for a sleek, chic look when you want your hair up and out of your face. Usually I always go for a super high messy pony or high bun but I am trying to switch it up for a more clean look!
And of course the products!! As some of you know I never wash my hair, my friends joke I have a wig because I only wash it once a week or every ten days! With that using minimal product is key and using products that wont leave residue is even more important! Bennie Factor hair line is my new favorite! The hair spray smells amazing and keeps your hair moveable and touchable! Back up, first favorite is the straightening gel, Meghan (in the pictures and my blowout guru) now swears by it on my hair! Put a generous amount on when it is wet and it keeps frizzy curly hair like mine so smooth and shiny!
This post was in collaboration with Babe Beauty Bar
I teamed up with my favorite Blow Dry Bar in Nashville, Babe Beauty Bar to show you a few looks for the holidays!
The main two things to remember when doing this look is to loop the hair in the curling iron away from your head. And secondly, to clip the curls up right when they are done, this is oddly very important (i’m serious I tried this again at home without that step and it did not work! At the end you can also run a small amount of molding cream through your hands and shape the waves!
Will be sharing another look next week!