Makeup Look: Bronzer on Ice

You’re probably thinking, what? Bronzer on ice? is that a new drink? No… it’s a new way to wear your bronzer. Because if you’re like me, sometimes being pale during drab winter months can be a bit, depressing.

So bronze it up. But I don’t mean apply like you just got back from a tropical island. No think holiday, festive, warm, cozy…

Take your fav bronzer but it’s gotta have shimmer in it. It’s holiday right? My all time fav ever is Cargo’s Bronzers… gorg.

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Or try Sephora’s Brand.. best shimmer bronzer ever in my opinion….
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Think warm golden shimmer.. and you got it. Now smile. And apply across your cheeks from ear to ear. Across cheeks, nose…cheeks. Back and forth. Think warm, glowing.. got it?
Now for the fun part.. take your fav shimmery white eye shadow..
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You don’t want glitter.. you want shimmer.Dust across your eyelids and eyebrow bone.. and add a touch to the tops of your cheekbones…
Now take your super glossy shimmery nude lip gloss. If it has a touch of nude pink, even better. This makes your lips look like you but better… that’s the look.
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try it in Pineapple Cocktail, a sheer iridescent ivory beige.
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Throw on, out the door. A more natural yet glamorous new you… and the easiest look to maintain as well.

HOLIDAY: ADesign Brushes

Hey, you.

Over there.

Gotta get a holiday present for a makeup artist friend?

Well here ya go.

The Makeup Artist’s dream….
From ADesign Brushes (which are amazing by the way…) this little mini set is everything a makeup dreams about. Why? It’s small, compact, and the brushes WORK. It’s great to take on set, to use for touch ups. So you don’t have to take the whole dang brush collection with you (and yes, they can be quite big at times…) but this little thing is genius.
Heck, I want one for myself. Forget work!
Includes 6 essential mini handle brushes with full size brush heads.

  • Powder
  • Foundation
  • Baby Buki
  • Shadow
  • Angled Liner
  • Brow brush.

Mini Set

BEAUTY DEAL Beauty on a Budget Pencils

Pencils used to be all the rage, remember? Line eyes, shadow over. Line lips, lipstick over. Now? Not so much. If you’re like me, you have a whole bunch of pencils hanging around with nothing to do. Or so you thought.

Pencils On A Budget


Budget Trick #1:

Got that red, burgundy, wine lip pencil there? Oh, you’re so lucky. This is one of my favorite tricks of all time. The trick? How you apply it…. Since most lip pencils are thin and hard, it’s hard to apply the pencil somewhere else. But you can fudge a bit. How? Apply to clean skin. And create your very own cheek stain. The key, is to apply when there’s no other makeup on.

Just take your clean a.m. face, and apply your sunscreen/moisturizer. Now apply a bit more to your cheeks. Take your lip pencil, color appropriate and color your cheeks. Blend with fingers into your skin. Now here’s the trick. If you wear foundation, apply a bit more than you think you need of the lip pencil, apply your foundation over. You want the color to be enough to peek through and create a ‘stained’ cheek. Don’t wear liquid foundation? Keep the color as is on cheeks, ad dust your mineral makeup or powder over. Viola. Perfect cheeks that lasts forever. Want to play? Dust a bit of shimmering highlight on the apple of the cheek. Beautiful at night.

Budget Trick #2:


Most doesn’t work eye pencils are because of staying power. It creases, or comes right off. Trick: Apply to eyelids as a shadow colored base. Then take a touch of moisturizer on your finger and blend it on your eyelid. Apply your shadow on top. You can get creative by applying a brown, blue or black pencil on lids and going on top with another color like a shimmering navy blue or forest green over black pencil, gold over gray pencil, copper over brown pencil. You get the idea. Endless colors to create and play with.