Dark Lipstick Do’s and Dont’s

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Dark Lips are in right now and even know you might think that dark lips are only for fall or winter seasons, they can make a great night time or date night look. Dark lips look great with tan skin and pulled back hair. I’m going to show you how to rock your best dark lip with simple Do’s and Don’ts.

DO : Keep your look simple, play up only one feature at a time. Pull hair back into an easy  pony tail, keep cheeks and eyes bare and let your look revolve around a dramatic, deep berry lipstick. This way everyone sees the bright lip. If you try to do up your eyes and your lips sometimes it can be a little to much. (I’ve learned this the hard way)

DONT’S  : Be careful with your lip liner. For lined lips is suggest rimming your lips with a pointy Q-tip dipped in translucent powder to help the darkest shades of lip stick stand put.

DO : When you wear a plum lipstick try pairing it with bold brows. It’s a easy quick way to get a bold and edgy look. The dark lips and heavy brows draw a lot of attention to you features. With simple contouring you can create a bold look with out all the hassle.

DON’T :  Don’t forget to check your teeth. Don’t forget the tried and true trick with Vaseline ! Just rub a small amount of Vaseline on your teeth before you apply your lipstick.

DO : Since we are using the dark lips in the summer, you can use darker tones of lip stick with darker skin tones. the tanner the skin the darker the lip. You can get away with dark fuchsia, dark berry and brownish red.

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Cheap !! At Home Spa Day !!

Summer will be here soon, which means it is time to embrace the refreshing, renewing spirit that comes with it. while spending money to rejuvenate your mind and body is perfectly acceptable, sometimes the best changes are made at home. So put down your phone, step away from the tv, maybe invite over a few friends and create a spa – level experience in the comfort of your own home.

First I’m going to talk about DIY face mask :

  1. Home Made Avocado Face Mask :

Benefits :  Moisture, prevents wrinkles and fine lines, tightens the skin, and brightens skin.

How to make it : You just need 1/2 of an avocado, 1/2 of a very ripe banana, and 1 tbsp. of olive oil. mix all the ingredients together till smooth. Apply the mask to your entire face focusing on the T zone  (forehead, nose, and chin)

2. Second I’m going to talk about DIY hair mask :

Benefits : Strengthens hair, softens and renews.

How to make it : 2 eggs, 2 tbsp. of coconut oil or olive oil. mix together till everything is combined. Start with the ends of hair and work your way to the roots. Let it set for 1 hour, then wash with shampoo and conditioner.

3. Third thing I’m going to talk about is a quick body scrub.

Benefits : refreshes and rejuvenate  dried skin

How to make it : 2 cups brown sugar, 1/2 cup of olive oil, and 1/4th cup of honey. Mix ingredients together till well combined. Apply all over body avoiding the face.

4. The last thing I’m going to talk about is snacks !

Quick and Easy cucumber sandwiches :

Ingredients : 16 oz. Softened Cream Cheese

You can leave your bread in the freezer until you are ready to use it.  I left mine in the fridge.  You don’t want it too soft or it might be hard to cut or tear when you spread your spread on it later.

  1. Take out your bread, cutting knife, and cutting board
  2. Cut off crusts.  Try to keep your bread as square as you can.
  3. Cut bread into four equal squares
  4. Put these in a plastic bag in the fridge until you are ready to use them.
  5. You can prepare all of your bread a day ahead of time to save time when you are going to be ready to serve it.

 

 

Now, Get your cucumbers ready.

1.Clean and peal cucumbers

2. Cut off ends

3. Cut into thin slices

4.Put them in the fridge until you’re ready to  use them.

Take your softened cream cheese and put it in a bowl.  Mix in the dry ranch and some milk.  Mix it all up.

Now you can take everything back out of the fridge.

Carefully spread the cream cheese mix on the breads.  Place a cucumber piece on each and sprinkle lightly with paprika.

Done!

I hope this gives you ideas for your own spa day or maybe you just want to try one of these ideas.

” Sometimes I need to go off on my own, I’m not sad, I’m not angry, I’m recharging my batteries. ”

 

Morning Routine

Create  a morning routine. Morning people are successful people. Just ask any CEO, politician, or professional athlete—they all start their day at the crack of dawn, gaining a leg up on the competition. Creating a routine and setting out to complete a few tasks before your day starts will leave you energized and make you feel accomplished before your day has even begun.

Tips to create a morning routine:

  • Get up at least 30 minutes earlier then you usually do. Don’t hit the snooze button. 30 minutes will make a world of difference if you want to get a little more done or just want to have a relaxing morning.
  • Get ready. If beauty is the last thing on your mind in the morning use this extra time to develop a skin care routine, refining your makeup skills, or trying something new with your hair. Mascara can do wonders, but the act of spending a little extra time focusing on yourself has more benefit to your happiness.

My current skin care products I’m using: 

  1. Bior’e deep pore charcoal cleanser 
  2. Neotrogena clear pore astringent 
  3. simple moisturizer

My Go to make up products : 

  • Revlon color stay foundation (12 hour) (combination to oily skin) 
  • Revlon color stay powder in translucent 
  • cover girl classic color blush (540 rose silk) 
  • Neutrogena moisture shine lipgloss (130 berry) 
  • Too Faced Better than sex mascara 

Take time for breakfast ! At least 20 minutes, So quit skipping it and fix something healthy and with fresh ingredients.

My go to meal in the morning : 

One scrambled egg with tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms and a glass of water, coffee or green tea ( Tip: green tea speeds up metabolism) 

Plan your day ! Take 10 minutes to write out your goals for the day. This will help keep you on track and motivated through out your entire day.

I keep 3 journals that I write in each morning one is for goals and plans, second one is for creativity this journal is for doodles, stories, anything and the 3rd one is for writing down what I eat. 

And last is work out ! I don’t care if it’s just stretching or a couple of lunges but get moving in the morning and do something that makes you happy!

Every morning you have 2 choices:  continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.