Monday, September 30, 2013

Wise Words: Be Yourself

be yourself

Sometimes the hardest thing in the world to do is to actually be yourself! We often spend so much time trying to fit in or go with everyone else’s “flow” that we forget to value ourselves and trust ourselves and love ourselves! When you remember to accept yourself and express yourself, that is the time when you can truly empower yourself!  And when you empower yourself you can do anything and truly inspire those around you!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Wise Words: Put On Some Lipstick

pour yourself a drink

Amen Liz! We’ve all had those days that just don’t go our way.  We can choose to let those days defeat us OR we can… “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together!”  It’s the little things that can often make us feel better, like taking our dog on the quiet walk that WE needed to… or putting on our favorite shade of lipstick. Next time you are having a bad day try doing one little thing to make yourself feel better and see how easy it is to let something small change your entire mood!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Colorful Cat Eye Tutorial

We love the cat eye look! A single line was great for summer but now it’s fall and it’s time for something a little more dramatic!  Which is why we love this tutorial for a full lid, colorful cat eye.  This tutorial uses a bold, emerald green but you can replace the color with any one you choose, like chocolate, charcoal, or our favorite, purple! So go ahead and stand out with your full lid fall cat eyes!

 
green cat eye makeup tutorial

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Braid Wrapped Chignon Tutorial

We just can’t resist a great hair tutorial… and this one is no exception!  We are obsessed with this Braid Wrapped Chignon tutorial. We saw so many braids over the summer that we thought, why leave ’em behind? All we need is a little update to our favorite head-turning trend. This style is so elegant that it could go to a formal event, and at the same time it is so earthy that it could easily work for a casual day with friends!  Go ahead and give a try!
braid wrapped bun

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Skinny Tips: Matte Lipstick Tutorial

Summer screams glossy, shimmering tints that replicate the sun’s glow. But now FALL IS UPON US & matte lips are a must!  Which is why we love this Matte Lipstick tutorial!  All you need is your favorite lipstick, gloss or tinted lip balm and some powder blush and you’ll be matte in no time! Take a look…

 

(P.S. for an all natural powder blush check out 100% Pure’s selection here!)
matte lipstick

Monday, September 23, 2013

Skinny Tips: Eye Makeup Brush Cheat Sheet

There are so many different kinds of eye makeup brushes out there that it can get overwhelming and confusing!  Which is why we love this Cheat Sheet that breaks down each type of brush and what to use it for.  Keep this chart in a handy place in your bathroom or even print it out and put in your purse the next time you go to the store to buy brushes.  You’ll never be confused again, beauties!

 
eye makeup brush cheat sheet

Monday, September 23, 2013

Wise Words: Don’t Stumble Over The Past

behind you

 

Raise your hand if you have ever been guilty of mentally getting stuck in the past… Our hands are raised! We’ve all done it! But has it ever really been productive? Nope. The past is the past. You can’t change it.  But you can change your future! So learn from the past and then leave it there. Spending too much time fixated on prior events will only cut into your present. We think the best is yet to come, mostly when we are able to apply all of the many lessons that got us here today!

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wise Words: Different is Beautiful

different is beautiful

Why would you want to just “fit in” when being different is such an amazing gift! It is the things that make us different that also make us unique, special, and beautiful.  Think about Elizabeth Taylor’s extra row of eyelashes that made her eyes pop, Cindy Crawford’s mole that accentuates her mouth, or Kate Moss’ wide set eyes that give her a dreamy look. And there are so many more examples of beauty that stem from differences.  Those features set those women apart, they could have chosen to see them as flaws but instead they embraced and celebrated those things that made them different and turned them into symbols of beauty!  What makes you different?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Skinny Tips: The Top Knot Tutorial

Picture this… You’ve had a crazy weekend. You planned to wash your hair last night but you just couldn’t make the time.  Today, you have that important meeting (or big date) but your hair just won’t cooperate!  We’ve all been there, which is why we think every woman needs to know how to do “The Top Knot.” Whether your hair is clean or dirty, on those days when it has a mind of it’s own, this is the perfect go-to hairstyle to keep in your bag of tricks!  Check out this amazing tutorial that we found that breaks down this classic hairstyle…
the top knot tutorial guide

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wise Words: Love Yourself

love yourself

It can be remarkably easy to focus on the negative and ignore the positive!  When we look in the mirror sometimes it’s easier to see the one thing we don’t love, like some new lines, or a few extra pounds, or a blemish. BUT, if you step back and look at the whole picture you might just realize that that is only one small detail in a much bigger picture!  That even if you have one or two small blemishes on your face, that still leaves over 90% of the skin your face blemish free!  Think about that… are you focusing on the 10% or the 90%?  We say focus on the majority, which is positive, and you will start to feel more positive overall!