Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Skinny Tips: Sparkling Eyes Tutorial

Holiday time means lots of shimmer and glitz! We don’t know about you but around this time of year we say, “the more shimmery the better!” And our eyes are no exception.  That’s why we are trying out this tutorial for Sparkling Eyes!  We love this particular tutorial because it gives a warm, subtle shimmer that compliments your eyes rather than distracting from them! We will definitely be letting our eyes sparkle with this look all holiday season long!

 
sparkle eye shadow tutorial

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wise Words: You Will Thank Yourself

you will thank yourself

Too often we do things that we think we “have to.” But who makes up these rules?! You are in charge of you! Only you can know what is right for you. When you live a life to please others or out of fear of what others will think, you are doing EVERYONE a disservice. Think about it… no one benefits when there is someone who is being inauthentic or dishonest.  Especially if that someone is you! Think back to the last time you did something out of a sense of obligation. Were you happy, or did you maybe feel a little cranky about it?  And did those cranky feelings maybe lead to a bad mood, which then might have spread to others?  No one wants that, least of all you! Be honest with yourself, ask yourself what you really want, and then go do that! The happiness that you feel will be contagious and that is when everyone wins.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wise Words: Sparkle Brighter

sparkle a little brighter

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are feeling happy and things are going well, and then you come across that person that just seems so unhappy that you end up “dimming your sparkle” around them in order to make them feel better?  But does it ever work?  Do they ever feel better?  No, because that type of person will never feel better, and what they have succeeded at doing is bring you down to their level!  Well we suggest staying clear!  People who are comfortable in their own skin will always be happy to see another person feeling great.  We say, sparkle as bright as you possibly can!  Spread the joy and excitement to those who want to join you!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Skinny Tips: Coconut Hair Mask DIY

Anyone else noticing these erratic weather changes? Out here in LA, it’s been hot one minute, cold the next. Changes in the weather can mean dry skin, redness, and dry hair! Now that it’s cooling down significantly, your hair might start to dry out a bit.  So when we came across this simple, easy, and inexpensive Coconut Hair Mask DIY we just had to pass it along! Join us in keeping our locks silky smooth through every weather change without breaking the bank!
coconut hair mask diy

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon honey (organic, if available)

Plastic squeeze bottle

shower cap or plastic grocery bag

 

Instructions:

In a small microwave safe bowl, combine coconut oil and honey. Microwave for 30-45 seconds, until coconut oil is liquid and mixture is warm. Stir together until well incorporated (there will still be some separation between the honey and oil). If desired, pour coconut oil mixture into a plastic squeeze bottle.

 

Over a sink, massage oil mixture into hair, starting at the ends and working up towards the scalp. After hair is evenly coated, wrap hair on top of your head and secure with a clip or hair tie, then cover with shower cap or plastic grocery bag. Let the mask sit on your hair for 10-15 minutes.

 

Thoroughly rinse out oil and shampoo as usual, taking extra care to wash out all remaining oil.

 

Source: The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Skinny Tips: Headband Updo

Holiday party season is here!  In fact, we have our first party coming up this weekend and we just found the PERFECT hairstyle for it…  the Headband Updo by Bobby Glam! Only three simple steps and you’ll be ready for your next event! See the tutorial below AND watch the how-to video HERE!

headband updo bobby glam

 

Source: Bobby Glam

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wise Words: Comfortable in Your Own Skin

comfotable in your own skin

Ha! We couldn’t agree more! There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who is comfortable in her own skin.  Confidence is the best secret that we share on how to truly GLOW!  Beauty radiates from within, and when you reach a place in life where you are comfortable with yourself, that is when you will be your most beautiful!  … And of course, red lipstick never hurts. Or Pink!  ;)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Skinny Tips: Fall Pumpkin Body Scrub DIY

We love a good body scrub, especially when it is full of luxurious winter smells like pumpkin and coffee!  So when we stumbled upon this simple Pumpkin Body Scrub DIY we just couldn’t resist passing it along to you!  This scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth and pampered! Check it out …

DIY-pumpkin-face-mask-home

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup pumpkin puree (bonus points if it’s fresh!)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup coffee grounds, used or fresh (product will last longer if they’re fresh)
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 to 4 drops of your favorite SkinOwl Argan Infusion Oil (optional)

 

Instructions:

Combine dry ingredients and stir in coconut oil until entire product has an even glisten.

Stays fresh only a few days, so share with a friend!

 

Source: Chalkboard Mag

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Skinny Tips: Ombre Liner

Ombre is the trend that keeps on giving and we just can’t get enough!  Which is why, when we stumbled across this Ombre Liner tutorial, we figured we’d find it just as eye-catching as we did!  Choose a color, then pick 3 liners in the same gradient color family, and just follow the easy steps towards Ombre Liner perfection! Our Fall favorite color combinations? Gold to Bronze. White to Black. And of course, Lavender to Eggplant. Too cool!
ombre eye liner tutorial

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wise Words: Don’t Compare

don't compare

 

You know what they say… comparison is the thief of joy.  And “they” are totally right!  You just don’t know where someone else is in their own personal journey.  Each one of us is unique and each one of us has a unique path and journey.  You ARE at the right place in your life.  Enjoy it. Don’t take away from your own experiences by comparing them to those of others.  There is no comparison, because it’s apples and oranges. Two unique people are just too different to even compare!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Skinny Tips: Romantic Ombre Lip Tutorial

We’ve decided to add a fun trend to a classic with dark berry, ombre lips!  This color choice is perfect for winter and the ombre styling makes it a great choice for our slew of holiday parties coming up before we know it. PLUS, we love Obessive Compulsive Lip Tars because they are cruelty-free and PETA-certified as 100 percent vegan (Check out all the Lip Tar colors here)!  So go ahead and show off your luscious lips with this romantic, trendy style … we’re behind ya all the way!

 

ombre lip tutorial berry