When it comes to budget beauty buys you can really find some great products that perform just as well as high end products.The drugstore can be overwhelming at times, that’s why it’s important to do your research! The site ‘Makeup Alley’ comes in use when referring to product reviews. It gives each product a 1-5 star rating and users can add their own reviews! I find it very helpful when I want a non biased opinion.
Revlon make great products that perform just as well as most high end brands, I am currently a big fan of their Color burst lip gloss in ‘Bellini’. Bellini is a milky toned peach gloss with slight shimmer. It looks equally as beautiful applied alone or over lipstick.
Drugstore skincare can be more challenging, as most drugstore products don’t contain a good SPF as well as beneficial ingredients . The Olay Total effects daily moisturizer is one of my favorites as it’s Non-Comedogenic, oil free and has a ton of antioxidants.
When buying a moisturizer it’s always important to try to find one that does more than just hydrate your skin but if you are just in the market for a moisturizer that just hydrates the skin, then I would recommend Cetaphil as it is fragrance free and contains no lanolins or parabens.
Splurging on items such as mascara is a ‘no no’ as they dry out within 3 months. Maybelline and L’oreal make some of the best mascara I’ve tried. L’oreal Telescopic and Maybelline The Rocket volum’ Express are some of my top picks!
Which drugstore products do you rate?
If you think the smokey eye is just made for black eye shadow, think again! Last night’s Met costume gala called for some stand out eye looks and with a theme like Punk:Chaos to Couture it’s not hard to see why all the makeup looks were so bold. Kristen Stewart’s makeup artist used a Cranberry Red with Black kohl pencil to define around the eyes while Elle Fanning went all out with a colorful winged eye shadow blended up to the brows.
Which eye shadow colors will you be rocking this Summer?
Fish pedicures, in case you didn’t know, are where you soak your feet in water filled with little, live fish that help to exfoliate your skin and eat away at any dead skin you may have. These are becoming more and more popular and have been featured on many reality shows, including The Real Housewives of New York.
Through Instagram and social media, we learned that Kourtney and Kim Kardashian got these during their family vacation to Greece last week. Kim allegedly “freaked out” at the feel of the fish! Would you?
Are you trying to get a flawless glow this spring season with your complexion? WHO ISN’T?! We all want one, and guess what?! You can get one, easy-peasy.
Using products like cleansers, face polishes, moisturizer, or hydrating primer is a great way to get the glow you’re after. Brands like Makeup Forever, Origins, Laura Mercier, and and Fresh make great products for this, so check out Sephora for them today!
Want to know something cool? You can use a common household item for amazing beauty uses! It’s a lemon!
Lemons can be used for the following surprising but awesome uses:
Fading age spots
For brighter, softer skin
To get rid of blackheads
As a toner
For an anti-wrinkle mask
Crazy, right? Who knew! We can’t wait to use our leftover lemons in our beauty routines!
Clinque launched their nail polish line recently and we are Loving it with a capital L!
The colors are cute and summery, and the names of them are also totally adorable. I mean, Pinkini and Splish Splash? Sign us up! Our nails are in need of some serious COLOR!
The weather is taking long to get warm, but that doesn’t mean your nails can’t show off a summer state of mind! Check out these awesome polishes wherever Clinique products are sold.
Oh, and if you’re looking for an added bonus, these are made for sensitive skin, so even people with allergies can use them! Total Clinique move, we know!
Are you trying to get a spring time glow without using the tanning booth? Many people use self tanner and look great from doing so!
There are certain things you can do, though, to make your self-tan come out as well as possible. Follow these rules to look your best:
- Do everything else first – like shaving and getting a manicure
- Be sure that you’re 100% dry from your shower before applying self tanner
- Work from the bottom up for best results
- Wait extra time for it to dry and then after rub baby powder on yourself to avoid it transferring to your clothing
For more tips on how to self tan for success, check out the full list from Allure!
If you’re looking for hairstyles that make you look younger, here they are!:
Side swept bangs
Sleek, straight hair
Deep side part
Braids – of all kinds!
An undefined part
Watch out for these hairstyles that could make you look more on the older side:
Bangs – straight across
What hair styles do you think are the youngest? Oldest?
Bangs are a new trend when it comes to hairstyles! We’re talking straight across, old-fashioned bangs!
This look certainly isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely stylish if you could pull it off.
The Kardashians are pioneers when it comes to this look, lately! Specifically Kourtney and Kim are showing off their new bangs, and we have to say – they look fab!
If you’re feeling the bang look, start off the spring with a bang (pun intended!) and rock this hot look!
Ombre hair is a huge trend right now, and we’re seeing it all over celeb’s looks! From amazing actresses such as Sarah Jessica Parker to delectable divas like Khloe Kardashian Odom to beauty babes like Lauren Conrad – no one can resist this trendy look!
Ombre means a transition from one color to the other, and that’s exactly what it means in the hair style. Your hair donning a gradual color transition from top to bottom is the exact way to rock this look!
Stylish, chic, and so trendy: go for the ombre look!