Makeup Tips & Tutorials

Do this tonight, for better hair tomorrow

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Our relationship with our hair can be quite a tricky one. Some days it looks great, but more often than not, we find ourselves frustrated with frizz, dryness, or breakage.

Here are a few quick tips and products that will have your hair looking better in no time!

Step 1: Use a wetbrush! The Wetbrush effortlessly brushes through wet or dry hair, without any harsh pulling. When your hair is wet, it is at its most vulnerable state. The Wetbrush gently loosens knots, so it won’t cause any breakage.

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Step 2: Stop wrapping your hair in a bath towel! Instead, use a rapid dry towel. Regular bath towels rough up your cuticle which leads to frizz and breakage. The Aquis rapid dry towel absorbs water more quickly and it doesn’t cause any friction on the hair cuticle.

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Step 3: Take your vitamins! Vitamins are great at promoting strength in your hair. We love these ones from HUM Nutrition. They are packed full of all natural supplements that promote hair growth, shine, and color protection.

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All Images Via Google

Best Skincare with Pumpkin

 image via Maximum FX Salons

image via Maximum FX Salons

Fall is finally here! We couldn’t be more excited for the cooler temperatures and all the fun beauty trends to try.

For most people fall means swapping your shimmering pink lip gloss for a matte berry lipstick, but it’s also a great time to switch up your skincare routine. What better way to transition into fall with some pumpkin infused skincare?

Pumpkin is a great source of enzymes that can help smooth out your skin by supporting your cell turnover. Pumpkin is also packed full of vitamin c and vitamin a. By incorporating some pumpkin into your skincare routine, you’'ll notice a huge improvement in the tone and texture of your skin. We hope you try out this fall trend and remember that pumpkin is great for pie and your face!

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  1. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: This dual exfoliator mask contains both a physical and chemical exfoliant, for maximum resurfacing. The enzymes will help to removed dead skin build up so that serums and moisturizers can fully absorb into the surface your skin. The best part about this mask is that it smells just like pumpkin pie!


  2. If facial scrubs aren’t your thing, we recommend trying the Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold Sheet Mask. This mask contains all the benefits of pumpkin but is designed to hydrate your skin as well. If you’re more on the dry side, we highly recommend this decadent mask to plump up your skin and restore its natural glow.


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Why You Should Be Rolling Your Face

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Image via: Anthropolgie.com 

 

By now, you've probably seen or heard about gemstone facial rollers.  These dual-ended facial massagers help to release facial tension, help with the absorption of oils and serums, and according to crystal healers have the ability to ward of stress and bad energy.  Whether you believe the claims or not, gemstone rollers are a fun beauty trend to try.

The first step to trying a facial roller is choosing your gemstone.  There are many different options to choose from.  We recommend trying jade or rose quartz.  If you opt for a jade roller,  you'll see a reduction in inflammation and water retention. This stone is known for its healing properties and is great for those with easily irritated skin. 

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Image via: Anthropologie.com 

If rose quartz seems more like your style, you'll notice the smoothing out of your fine lines and wrinkles.  Rose quartz is known for reducing the signs of stress and promoting circulation.  

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Image via: Herbivore.com 

Gemstone rollers are super easy to use.  Simply apply your favorite oil or serum to your skin and roll upward along the contours of your face.  You can even chill your roller in the fridge, before you use it on your face.  The cooler temp will help to reduce puffiness.

Once your skincare is massaged in, you can complete the rest of your daily routine.

We hope you enjoyed this article.  Gemstone rollers can be found at Sephora, Amazon, or other online retailers.

Happy Rolling Friends!

Best Bronzers!

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Image via: Instyle.com 

Besides your SPF, bronzed skin is summer's best accessory.  With so many formulations on the market, there's no need to expose your skin to the harmful rays of the sun.  A sweep of bronzer, across the high points of your face, can leave you looking like you just got back from a day at the beach.  We've rounded up a few of our favorites, below!

1. Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel

This pro makeup artist fave is perfect for achieving the most natural glow.  The creamy formula can be layered under or on top of makeup and gives you the most subtle hint of color.  We even like sweeping a bit onto our eyelids for a monochromatic look.

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2.  If you're looking to add a bit more glam to your summer look, we love the Ambient Bronzers from Hourglass.  With three different shade options and a shimmery finish you can easily take your summer makeup from day to night.

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Image via: I Heart Beauty 

 

3. If you're into a classic bronzer, check out Hoola from Benefit.  This bronzer has gained a cult following because of its versatility. Swipe over the high points of your face to enhance your tan or you can brush it into the hollows of your cheeks for a more contoured look.

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If you're craving an all over glow, we recommend Terracotta Bronzing Mist from Guerlain.  With two shade options you can customize the intensity of your bronze.  The mist applies evenly to your face and body, so it makes it easier to reach areas like the back of your legs.  We also love that this spray has SPF of 10.

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Post Gym Beauty

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Looking good post gym, can be a bit of a challenge.  It gets especially tricky, if you have to be at work and only have a few minutes to get ready.  Thankfully, we've put together a few of our favorite products that will have you looking office ready in no time.

1. No time for a shower, no worries.  Instead, use a few oil blotting papers, to absorb excess oils.  The Tatcha oil blotting papers are a must have in your gym bag.  They are formulated without parabens, sulfates, and pthalates. They'll prep the skin, so your face makeup will lay evenly.

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2. The It Cosmetics CC Cream is great if you're in a rush.  This full coverage cream is infused with serums and spf. No need to worry about packing extra products in your gym bag.

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3. Add a little color back into your lips and cheeks with the Benefit Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain.  This multitasking product can easily be dapped onto your lips and cheeks for a healthy looking flush. 

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4. Lastly, give your roots a spritz with a dry shampoo. We recommend the Bumble and Bumble Pret-a Powder Dry Shampoo. This spray is formulated with pink clay to absorb any excess oils left over from your workout.  

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Common Concealer Mistakes And How To Fix Them

 Choosing the right concealer is complicated enough—and applying it? Well that's a whole other story. One wrong move and instead of a flawless canvas you've got a creasing, cakey mess on your hands, er, face. To help you avoid these mistakes, we're bringing them to light. Here, six common concealer faux pas you're probably making (and how to avoid them).

Choosing the right concealer is complicated enough—and applying it? Well that's a whole other story. One wrong move and instead of a flawless canvas you've got a creasing, cakey mess on your hands, er, face. To help you avoid these mistakes, we're bringing them to light. Here, six common concealer faux pas you're probably making (and how to avoid them).

 Skipping Primer  Great makeup starts with a great base, so you want to make sure you're primed to perfection. Apply an even layer across your face and neck to help your concealer and the rest of your makeup stay put all day long.

Skipping Primer

Great makeup starts with a great base, so you want to make sure you're primed to perfection. Apply an even layer across your face and neck to help your concealer and the rest of your makeup stay put all day long.

 Applying Concealer Before Foundation  Foundation serves as a base to even out your skin tone, and concealer is meant to hide blemishes or spots left visible after the fact—not vice versa. Always apply and blend out your foundation first.

Applying Concealer Before Foundation

Foundation serves as a base to even out your skin tone, and concealer is meant to hide blemishes or spots left visible after the fact—not vice versa. Always apply and blend out your foundation first.

To see more tips for fixing common concealer mistakes check out the full spread at The Zoe Report!

Head-To-Toe Summer Looks

Deciding on a head-to-toe beauty look is no easy task, especially when there's that bold little summer dress staring back at you from your closet and you have no idea what makeup to wear with it. Lucky for us, Makeup Tutorials has done all the heavy lifting and curated this helpful (and did we mention chic?) guide for those moments when we need a bit of advice from the experts.

The Secret to Perfect Skin

The secret to any perfect makeup application starts with your skin. Through the combination of a nourishing skincare regimen and seamless foundation application, you get the most out of any other products you apply and bring out that natural, healthy glow.

Easy Ombre Lips

Love the look of a bold ombre lip, but don't know where to start? We're loving this super simple tutorial from MAC, which breaks it all down to a few easy to follow steps which will take you from bare to glam in no time at all! 

Color Trends: California Dreamin'

Kick up that California desert charm with these gorgeous wedding color palette ideas from the Knot! Incorporate these not only into your decor, but why not try out a peachy, sun-kissed beauty look or themed hair accoutrements? Let those creative juices flow to help you craft the most memorable (and stylish) wedding of the year! And don't forget to discuss your color palette choices with your bridal beauty team, to come up with the perfect look for your big day.

Picture Perfect Weddings with Dreamcatcher Artistry!

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In the market for that perfect bridal beauty team to give you that drop dead gorgeous wedding look you've been dreaming of? Get inspired by browsing our Weddings portfolio! From brides to the whole wedding party, we have something special for everyone on your big day!

Color Correcting For All Skin Types

Ever wonder what you do with those strange pastel colored makeup sticks & concealers, and where to use them? This handy guide from Racked breaks it all down in gorgeous and simple detail. When used properly, color correctors can be your skin's best friend, and smooth out any and all discoloration;colorcorrection_colorwheel-0 helping you to put your best face forward!

Bridal Beauty Prep!

AIMG_2989 little preparation can go a long way, especially when it comes to your wedding day! We love these beauty prep tips from The Knot, covering everything from healthy hair prep to skin care and immune boosting supplements. Check it out and check bridal beauty prep off your list!