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Monday, April 30, 2012

Beauty MUST haves for Summer!

Beauty MUST haves for Summer!
some of my kit items have new packaging such as the tanning lotion and after sun gel
 Above is my personal on the go summer Kit!

Waterproof Mascara: Think you look washed out unless you have
some mascara on like me? Prevent the raccoon eye look by being sure to use Waterproof Mascara for any beach or pool events!

Tinted Bronzing moisturizer with SPF: Want to block harmful rays from damaging skin, and want to even out your skin tone at the same time? try a tented moisturizer that does just that before hitting the beach!

Get some Shades: Not only do they look cute but Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
and also reduce headaches and eyestrain

Love these! & they stay put!

Cream eye shadows:  
don't want to look all made up, but just a little more than blah? Try a great cream shadow that's only a few shads lighter or darker then you skin to have that pretty but not Like your trying to hard look.


Sun screen of at least SPF 30: Find a water and sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes, like Mary Kay® Sun Care Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30* is a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen for face or body. bonus! Enriched with antioxidant vitamins and free-radical scavengers, it absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturized

Must have a bag to put everything in. I also suggest another smaller on to gather smaller items. You can find quality bags at places like Ross, TJMax, Marshall's for awesome deals!
Of course a towel to sit/lay on or dry off with

After-Sun Replenishing Gel
Too much fun under the sun? this is Amazing after sun care! This quick-absorbing gel replenishes moisture to sun-kissed skin with soothing botanical extracts rich in antioxidants.

Lip Balm with SPF: Lips need just as much sun protection as the rest of you body! Prevent Ugly chapped lips keep lips protected and guarded from the drying effects of sun and wind with a Lip Balm with SPF!

Hair Care: Before you get you locks wet in the pool. Pre wet your hair in non chlorine water and put in light leave in conditioner to help block chlorine penetration and add hydration at the same time!

A brush for sure! and i highly recommend the fold up ones that also have a little mirror attached.

Clean out an old lotion bottle and hide your phone, money, and keys in it for your beach bag. Great idea!

What are your MUST haves for summer???
Find most all these items and more at

Awesome Hair Repair Trick for damaged hair

Olive oil!
yes the same kind you cook with!
1. I recommend doing with head over bathtub/shower* Pour olive oil into hands a little at a time and apply to your hair and scalp.
2. Place a plastic bag over your hair, secure by tying or with a hair clip or clothespin, and allow the oil to remain for 15 to 30 min
3. Rinse well, with warm (not hot) water. then shampoo as usual.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Built my own makeup box with drawers!

So i LOVE my Caboodles and other makeup case i have used for years now to hold all my makeup, but for the last few months i have been wanting something a little more matching looking for my bathroom counter. somthing a little more clean and chic yet still functional.
There has been this one box i have had my eye on that's actually a jewelry box but would be great for my makeup. Only problem it was out of my price range and just a little too big. so mentioning to my boyfriend for a while now after a few months of research ended in failure we decided why not make it ourselves?

Here is a slight example of the process of our build
and the finished product

My finished product & now able to hold more <3
Here is the one i had my eye on but was about $60+  and plus shipping
Here are some other ways to organize your makeup
it you aren't able to build your own like i did
Or Click Here

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Prevent your face from reflecting too much light in photos

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 Did you know
SPF in your foundation could cause
your face to become whiter in your pictures?
The reason why foundations with SPF can give off a white caste to the skin in pictures is most likely because many foundations use SPF.  Ingredients, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, that stay on the surface of the skin blocking and reflect UV rays from penetrating the skin (i.e. Sunblock), versus a chemical sunscreen which absorbs into the skin ( note: physical sunblocks such as titanium dioxide are often well suited for those with sensitive skin because it stays on the surface and is not a foreign substance that enters the skin
Therefore, when the light from a camera flash meets with the foundation one wears on the face, more light than usual is reflected back into the camera, sometimes resulting in a white appearance.
So since foundations often rely on this physical barrier, yes the level of SPF will affect how much of a white caste the foundation could give your skin. 
Foundation with an SPF of 45 is probably going to give a whiter face in pictures than a foundation with an SPF of 15.
Keep in mind that this white caste will only happen with flash photography.

FUN FACT: most foundations automatically have an SPF of at least 6-8 because of the pigments of the foundation, which act like a physical sun barrier.
Pretty girl! but much to light compared to her body!
Other reasons your Face color it pulling to bite 

even without picture flash ;)
  • Foundations that say reflecting will probably do just that Its purpose is usually to cause a reflective illusion to cover and lesson the look of wrinkles.
  • You haven't updated your foundation for the new season as your skin is naturally getting darker or lighter
  • You tried on or had the makeup lady put your color on indoors and didn't check outside in the natural light (Be sure to always test color on jaw, neck and sometimes even chest. Often our body /chest color will be a couple shades lighter or darker then your face especially in the middle of summer or winter. sometime you have to compensate for that by getting a little darker or lighter foundation.)
  • you Attempt that Kim Kardashian look by over adding that highlight powder. Always start with less. Practice makes perfect. 

For more on How to contour your face CLICK HERE

Here are a  couple great MK products to try out that perfectly contoured look ;)
Click pick

The special light-reflecting pigments in the Mary Kay® Facial Highlighting Pen optically “lift” the shadowy areas of your face. Instantly your skin looks brighter, your tone more even and your face more radiant. This easy-to-use, super sheer formula can be reapplied throughout the day to keep you looking refreshed and natural. And it’s available in four shades, for all skin tones. 

Mary Kay® Mineral Bronzing PowderCreate a glowing, sun-kissed complexion. Mineral-based formulas are famous for their oil-absorbing properties, ease of application, excellent coverage and adhesion to skin. Plus, they look gorgeous on every skin tone. Shimmer shades add natural highlights to the complexion, while matte shades add warmth.
Application Tips:
Swirl bronzer shades together and tap off excess product. Apply where the sun would naturally shine: cheeks, nose, shoulders and décolleté.

Highlight Application Tips: Tap off excess product. Apply Mineral Highlighting Powder to areas of the face you want to highlight, such as the tops of cheekbones, the brow bone and above the center of the upper lip. Mineral Highlighting Powder also can be used to create a gorgeous eye look.

For more on How to contour your face CLICK HERE!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Makeup Junkie? Get Organized!

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One of the first steps is knowing what you have!
Cosmetic organization, will help your free time and you will save money by not duplicating items you already own. So, do not procrastinate! Start organizing your cosmetics today!

Like Wifezillahekela, she gathered together all she had and separated into similar groups. Makes it easier to see what you have and what you need and don't need.


Next photos are really cute vanity ideas. 

Add a pretty mirror to a desk and ask and turn it into a easy Vanity

 The next couple are more unique and  creative storage ideas

Typically used on tool work station a nail/screw/nut/bolt organizers at the hardware store makes a great idea for makeup storage! you could even spray paint it or somthing to make it go with your decor.
Makeup Organizer - old version
Fishing tackle box or cosmetics case? Works great either way!
Travel Roll-Up Bag (unfilled)

A perfect complement to all your Mary Kay® products and an all-in-one must-have organizer for your cosmetics, skin care products and accessories. This stylish bag features a black nylon exterior, pink interior and black swivel hook for easy hanging. Clear, plastic zippered compartments keep beauty supplies organized whether you’re on the road or at home.

made for organizing papers into Beauty organizer

 I turn finished candles from Bath & Body Work /Yankee Candles and turn them into storage for QTips/cotton balls. they come with lids too so helps protect from dust and other stuff.

Lori Greiner Luxury Deluxe Wood Cosmetic Box

 Both can be found on QVC

Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner

 Tip: Use Glass Jars for your lip/eye liners

but avoid using for makeup brushes!

Click HERE to find  out why!



Yes i admit it i have a slight addiction ;) but hey i know there are people out there that have it worse then me! (that's what i tell myself to make myself feel less guilty of course) and though this shot makes my collection look a bit out of control, i promise it is much more organized on my day to day = ) kind of funny too because 80% of the time you ever run into me i will probably bare faced and a ponytail! due to my line of work. but when i do have somewhere to doll up for i enjoy every min of it <3 
i kinda wish i had taken a pic before i purged a bunch. its amazing how hard it is to let go of products!
Do you have a Makeup addiction like me? 
go to my Facebook fan page - 
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and share a photo of your collection!!! 
and as you can see, yes i LOVE my Mary Kay! but no im not a MK only snob ;) 
Love to see how you keep yours together and organized.
Not just a collected mess like my photo above Hehehe...

 Ask yourself these 5 questions to find out if your love for makeup has bled into being a self-confessed makeup junkie:
1. How many facial products do you have on your bathroom shelf – more than 10?
2. Are 50% of your products unused and some still even boxed?
3. Do you have to buy a new item every time you walk into the makeup isle?
4. Do you have to have a full face of makeup before leaving the house?
5. Do you have a hidden stash off makeup?

If the answer is “yes” to most of the above,
then consider yourself a makeup junkie!