Monday, February 10, 2014

Skinny Tips: Eyeshadow Guide According to Eye Color

We are all about making our eyes POP. After all, the “eyes are the windows to the soul.” So we are opening up our “windows” by surrounding our eyes with the right eyeshadow color.  We found this fantastic chart that matches up eye color and shadow color perfectly! Stick to these color palettes and watch your eyes sparkle!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Skinny Tips: Applying Blush For Your Face Shape

Applying blush might seem simple… cheeks + blush = good. While you can probably get away with that most of the time, wouldn’t you want to get the most out of your blush and allow your cheekbones to really standout?! We do! Which is why we were so excited to find this “how to” guide for applying blush according to face shape. It’s so simple, identify your face shape below and try applying your blush according to the diagram. We bet you’ll be pleased with the results! Need help picking out your face shape? Email us at info@skinowl.com. Happy Blushing!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Clever Cookie Design

Do you want to take your simple sugar cookies up a notch?! We do! Which is why we had to share this simple and beautiful idea for giving a simple sugar cookie a great design… just use the bottom of your glasses! We don’t about you, but we have a few drinking classes in our cupboard that would be perfect to use as a cookie design. Or, if you don’t have these types of glasses you can make a quick trip to the flea market and pick some up… and then serve milk out of them to go with the cookies!  These adorable designs resemble snowflakes and are perfect for a winter cookie treat! Take a look …

 

clever cookie design ideas

clever cookie design ideas glasses

Source: Babes in Boyland

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Skinny Tips: Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment

Coconut oil is so great for your hair! It moisturizes, nourishes, repairs, strengthens and boosts volume and shine! Basically, it’s an all in one hair must have!  We love this simple DIY Coconut Scalp Treatment that you can do at home tonight while you’re watching TV! So go ahead and give your hair a little nutty boost…

coconut oil scalp treatment

 

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon grapefruit juice

3 to 4 drops SkinOwl Argan Infusion (optional)

 

Instructions:

Start on dry hair, and it makes no difference if it is clean or not.  Starting on top, place the brush on the scalp, rotate it across the scalp while pressing down and pull off in the end.  Repeat across the scalp, parting hair where necessary.  This will stimulate the blood circulation and loosen any dry skin scales.  This should feel good, don’t press so hard that it hurts.

 

Next part the hair down the center and apply the oil mixture to the scalp with the application brush or cotton ball.  Work in one inch sections down the sides of the head, then the back making sure the mixture covers the entire scalp.

 

Now give your scalp  a good massage.  Rub with your fingertips in a circular motion all over the scalp.  Leave the treatment on for about 20 minutes.

 

Finish it off with a good shampoo and conditioner.

 

Source: The Mother Huddle

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Skinny Tips: Choosing the Perfect Red

We love a red lip for the fall/winter season! And if you’ve been tuned in to us for a bit, you’ll know by now how much we love Jouer Cosmetics! So we just had to pass along this amazing chart by Jouer that will help you choose your perfect shade of red lipstick!

perfect shade of red

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Skinny Tips: Strawberry Solutions

strawberries for skin health diy face scrub hair mask

 

 

Strawberries are not only deliciously juicy, but they are also wonderful for your skin and hair! Strawberries are full of alpha-hydroxy acids, which helps us slough off dead cells so that new, youthful skin is revealed. These wonderful berries can be used topically to help treat burns and other skin irritations due to their astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, strawberries were used by ancient Egyptians to treat acne. They are rich in salicylic acid; an ingredient found in many commercial acne creams, thus making them a great natural alternative to add into your skincare routine. Strawberries also help to tone the skin, lighten any pigmentation problems, and keep the skin smooth and supple!

 

Basically, stawberries are amazing!  Which is why we were so excited when we stumbled across these three DIY beauty tips involving strawberries.  So, the next time you have a few overripe strawberries in your refrigerator; don’t throw them away! Instead, use them in one (or all) of these at-home beauty tricks…

 

STRAWBERRY SUGAR SCRUB

Place 2/3 cup of sugar in a bowl and using a fork, thoroughly mix in 1 large strawberry. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil.

 

Massage the strawberry scrub into any dry areas, leave for 1 or 2 minutes and rinse.

 

FOR THOSE TIRED EYES

Just place a few strawberry slices under your eyes and relax for 10 minutes.  It will soothe tired eyes!

 

STRAWBERRY HAIR MASK

You can even give your hair extra shine with a strawberry hair conditioning mask.

 

Simply mash up 6 to 8 strawberries and a tablespoon of mayonnaise together in a bowl.

 

Shampoo your hair as usual. After rinsing, work the strawberry mask through and cover it with a plastic wrap and top it with a warm towel. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse well.

 

Source: Holistic Beauty