Glam & Bold Makeup Look!

Hi, fashionistas!

Today, I’m showing you a makeup look that screams “I’m a glamazon and I’m not afraid to show it!” In my experience, a bold lip color and shimmery eyeshadow are my go-to’s for a glamorous look, but you can also create an elegant look in a hundred different ways! The options are endless, but I tend to gravitate towards red lipstick for an old-Hollywood feel.

Here’s the look:

Glam & Bold Makeup Look!

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Natural Makeup Look and Product Reviews!

Hi, fashionistas!

I’m so excited to write this post, because I used my new camera to take these photos! I usually use my iPhone as my camera, but this one is so much better! I’m also excited, because I’ve been wearing this look or a similar look almost everyday recently! It’s very simple and easy. I’ve put together my reviews of all the makeup products I used for this look! They’re very informative! Let’s get started:

The photos:

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DETAILS and REVIEWS:

For my eyeshadow, I wore Lancôme eyeshadow in “Classy Stiletto”. It’s a really natural shade, but is build-able for a night look. It also has some shimmer which gives it dimension. For my eyeshadow primer, I wore Urban Decay Primer Potion in “Sin”. It’s great for making colors pop, and also adds a bit of shimmer as well. Normally, I would wear a light, shimmery eyeshadow on my brow bone, but I thought this eye look didn’t need it.

The two mascaras I used were from the brands YSL and Clinique. The YSL mascara is a regular formulated one and the Clinique one is waterproof. I used the YSL mascara for lengthening, but it tends to flake off, so I put the Clinique mascara over it just to make sure it wouldn’t fall under my eyes. Who wants that? I sure don’t! At the end of the lash-fest, I put the Clinique mascara on my bottom lashes. All in all, a great combo!

My foundation is from the brand Revlon and the name of the type is “ColorStay”. I chose the one for oily and combination skin, because, well, I’m a teen. That’s my all-time favorite foundation! I love it so much, because it covers really well, it’s natural looking, and lasts a long time (all day)! It also doesn’t make my face greasy which is a great factor in picking a foundation.

My powder is from the brand Lancôme and is called “Dual Finish Powder”. It’s a great setting powder for foundation. I already used up a compact, and now I’m on to my second! That says a lot, because I like to try new types and brands of makeup, but for now I’m sticking with this one. I almost never do that! If you have oily skin, I don’t recommend that you wear this powder alone, because it will fade on your face. I had that happen to me.

The blush I used is from the brand Chanel. If you don’t know, Chanel is one of the all time leading designer brands! Anyway, this blush is probably the best I’ve ever used! I have like eight blushes in my makeup collection, and I’ve tried many more. Crazy, right? I bought this blush at Fashion’s Night Out at Neiman Marcus. It will probably last me about a year or so. I think it’s a pretty good deal!

The setting spray I used is the Urban Decay “De-Slick Setting Spray”. It’s a great setting spray, because it takes away all the oil off your skin. It also keeps your makeup in place for a very long time. That’s great if you’re going to a party or if you’re going to be out all day without touch-ups. Since I bought it, I haven’t needed to touch up my makeup! You can’t use it for eye makeup, but it’s a dream for face makeup! Loving it!

For my lips, I used a Neutrogena lip balm first. My lips get dry easily, so that’s why I used it before I put anything else on my lips. I then applied my Maybelline Color Whisper lipstick in “Cherry On Top”. It’s a little drying, but the color is fantastic! It also gives a little shine. Finally, I applied my Buxom Lipgloss in “Princess”. The shade is so pretty that I just couldn’t resist!

Thank you for reading, fashionistas! I hope you enjoyed my post! I love you guys!

xx,

Lauren

Heels, Bags, and Accessory REVIEW!

Hi, fashionistas!

Today, I’m writing about four scores I found at the Juicy Couture Winter Sale (50% off all sale items)! I’m kind of obsessed with the way Juicy Couture items look and the quality of them. The quality of these shoes, clutch, bag, and headband are really well done, and it shows! Let’s get started with shoes:

1. These beauties are leopard-printed genius. They have the perfect amount of drama and umph to your next evening outfit! The comfort is also key for me, so these fit within that category as well. These heels were only: $35. They retailed for $198! SCORE!

photo-3 copy 2 2. This clutch is so perfect! It’s functional, very fashionable, great quality, and not too overpriced! The material is stingray-embossed leather which makes it sophisticated yet fun! I love it! I’ve already worn it in another post. I bought this clutch for only $35. It retailed for $198! SCORE!

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3. I love this red bag so much! It adds just the right pop of color where I need it (depending on the color pallet). It’s all leather with snakeskin and stingray-embossed details! This bag is very spacious without being bulky. It was only $60, and retailed for $348! SCORE!

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4. This snakeskin-embossed leather headband is perfect for an on-the-go addition to your hair! The only problem is, if you straighten your hair or if you have fine hair, it might fall out as the day/night goes on. Otherwise it’s super cute and playful! I bought it for only $15, and it retailed for $45. SCORE!

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All the products in this post (retailed priced) totaled a whopping $790! I only paid $145! The heels and two bags each came with a gold and black dust bag! That says a lot about the quality products they sell, too.

Thank you for reading, fashionistas! I hope you enjoyed my post! 🙂

xx,

Lauren

 

Hair Products Review: Paul Mitchell!

Hi, fashionistas!

I recently received two hair products from Paul Mitchell and a letter describing their “The Truth About Curls campaign. (See below) I tried their hair products, Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo and Full Circle Leave-In Treatment, and they worked great! The products made my hair so shiny and bouncy, and I barely had any frizz! My hair also felt very soft even after sleeping on it. I’ll definitely be using these products more! Now, let’s talk about The Truth About Curls campaign!

The campaign’s website, TheTruthAboutCurls.com, allows you to submit a photo of yourself with a curl confession, such as comments about your hair, love it, hate it, anything that comes to mind. Tweet, Instagram, and/or post on the website with the hashtag: #curlconfession! It’s really fun, and you’ll get to see other peoples’ confessions!

Here’s a close up of my hair after using the Paul Mitchell products: 

There are links to these products throughout this post! 

I would love to know what you think about The Truth About Curls campaign! GO CURLY GIRLS!

As always, thank you for reading! Until my next post, fashionistas! 

xx,

Lauren