Wetnwild Beauty Midnight Mermaid Collection Launch

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As we transition into Fall, the Unicorn Beauty trend is still in full swing. However, there is a new trend emerging on it’s coat tails: Mermaid Beauty! There are now several products available for this hot new beauty trend! Recently launched on 8/14/17, is the Midnight Mermaid Collection by Wetnwild Beauty.

This popular drugstore brand has really stepped up and has come out with something so unique and creative! According to Wetnwild Beauty’s Instagram, the Midnight Mermaid Collection consists of: a highlighting bar, 4 metallic liquid eyeshadows, 3 metallic liquid eyeliners and 4 metallic liquid lipsticks. All items in the collection are holographic and bold looking. Jeffree Star did a great review and swatching of these products on his youtube channel. I highly recommend watching his video if you really want to see what the products are like before buying them. The highlighter looks amazing as well as the liquid eyeshadows!

The Midnight Mermaid Collection is available for purchase on the Wetnwild website, Ulta website and Walgreens. The products can be purchased individually as well as the entire collection for $34.99. If you like all the products, it’s a better value to purchase the entire collection. This collection is in high demand, so don’t wait! If you are someone who likes to have an edge and make a statement with your make up, the Midnight Mermaid Collection by Wetnwild Beauty is definitely for you!

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Tweezerman x Huda Beauty Collection Launch

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This has been an amazing Summer of launches for Huda Beauty! Launched on July 10th in a collaboration with Tweezerman, the Tweezerman x Huda Beauty Collection became available on the Tweezerman website and Sephora stores according to Instagram. If you follow Huda Kattan on social media, you know that she is big on brow grooming, as her brows always look amazing! She also is a huge fan of Tweezerman tweezers and has used them for years. This collection is designed to groom your brows more quickly and efficiently. It also contains some vital tools to help you get the best brow look possible. So what’s in the collection and is it worth the price? According to the Tweezerman website, the Beauty Kit contains a slant tweezer, brow shaping scissors and brush, a 10x mirror and an adorable lip shaped bag. The collection is priced at $65, which is expensive, however I feel that Tweezerman and Huda Beauty both have such a high standard for quality that it would be worth the investment. Also, if you are someone who is into brow grooming, this would be a great purchase. Some items are also available for purchase individually if you don’t want to invest in the entire kit. As far as brow grooming goes, I can’t find or think of a better product or kit to use other than the Tweezerman x Huda Beauty Collection. Congrats to Tweezerman and Huda Beauty on their collaboration and on the launch of this amazing collection!

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Huda Beauty Summer Solstice Collection Launch

Huda Beauty Lip Strobes Launch

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Huda Beauty Summer Solstice Collection Launch

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Looks like Huda Beauty has another amazing product launch coming this Summer! According to their Instagram, the Huda Beauty Summer Solstice Collection will include 4 liquid matte shades and a 4 shade highlighter palette. This is a limited edition collection which features bright lip colors in shades of reds and pinks, as well as extremely unique highlighting shades such as purple. Talk about bold! These colors are amazing for someone who really wants to make a statement. Like her past collections, these shades seem to be versatile to be worn as everyday make up, or for a night out. Based on Instagram pictures, the colors look extremely pigmented and are absolutely beautiful! A launch date has yet to be released, but based on Instagram posts should be around the end of July. Save up your money for this exciting product launch! The Huda Beauty Summer Solstice Collection will not disappoint! I’ve yet to come across a price for this collection, but I have no doubt it will be worth the investment. I have purchased and use some of Huda Beauty’s products and I feel they are completely worth the investment and have great quality. If you follow Huda Kattan on social media, you know she is innovative, bold and always keeps things exciting. This woman is amazing!

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Huda Beauty Lip Strobes Launch

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What You Can Do Right Now To Look Younger


We all want to look younger, at least the majority of us do. When it comes to looking younger, it’s been my experience a helpful thing to do is highlight. Not just your hair, but your face when applying make up. Ever since I started highlighting my hair over 10 years ago, I’ve had so many compliments on how much younger I look. I can say the same for others I know who highlight their hair. It really does take years off. Personally, I just do partial highlights in the front because I like the way they look against my face. For the face, there are certain areas you want to highlight. You can do all or some each time you apply your make up. There are all kinds of highlight kits, powders and sticks out there these days. Two great things to use are a powder and white eyeliner pencil. Use powder in the larger areas such as cheeks, chin, nose, forehead and an eyeliner pencil in smaller areas like cupid’s bow, inner corner of the eyes and below the eyebrow. You don’t have to highlight every area each time you do your make up. It’s all about the look you are going for and what you feel looks best on you.

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3 Things That Help With Naturally Curly Hair

If you have naturally curly hair like me, chances are you aren’t crazy about it and struggle with the daily challenge of straightening it, or just getting it into a decent hair style. This time of year, it’s even more of a struggle because of the Summer humidity. There are some products and tools you can use to help in dealing with curly hair, as well as some salon treatments that can be done.

Use a flat iron. I have tried several flat irons over the years, including many cheap ones ( I won’t name brands), but I must say the more expensive, the better results you will get. When it comes to flat irons, you do get what you pay for. I first purchased the Chi iron about 10 years ago from a local salon. It is what they used to straighten my hair and was the first time my hair ever got really straight from a flat iron. I’m on my 3rd Chi iron now (by choice) and I must say they have become even better over the years as well as cheaper. The first one I bought was around $200 and now they can be found for as low as $50-$75.  Using an oil such as argon or coconut oil from mid-length to ends while straightening your hair will help to condition it and add softness.

Get a keratin treatment. There are several keratin treatments out there including the Keratin Complex and Brazilian Blowout. Both of these treatments add keratin to the hair which helps improve the health of the hair as well as tames frizz and adds shine. Personally, I have had the Keratin Complex done a few times. It did help tame my frizz quite a bit. I did still have to use my flat iron to get my hair as straight as I like for it to be. It lasted a few months and then  gradually faded off my hair. I’ve yet to try the Brazilian Blowout, but would like to at some point. I have heard good things about it. Keratin treatments can average around $100 to $150 depending on the length of your hair and thickness.

Get a relaxer. I’m kind of programmed to feel a little fear when it comes to relaxers from my Cosmetology school days. The main difference in relaxers and keratin treatments is that relaxers are more damaging to the hair and have to grow off. With that being said, you will get the best results with straight hair doing a relaxer. Relaxers are used a lot on ethnic hair and greatly help in straightening hair that is unmanageable and extremely curly. I haven’t had a relaxer done before, but the thought has crossed my mind. Sodium Hydroxide is a popular relaxer used for these treatments, but can be very damaging to the hair. A newer type of relaxer, Japanese Straightening, is not quite as damaging. A friend of mine who had very curly hair had this relaxer done and she was really pleased with the results. Before doing a relaxer, a stylist will do a consultation with you and it’s extremely important to let them know your history of hair color, highlights and any other types of chemical treatments you’ve had in the past. Relaxers can cost hundreds of dollars, so it’s important to choose the right one for you and even more important to find a great stylist to do it.

Here are some links if you are interested in finding out more information about some of these treatments.

Brazilian Blowout
Keratin Complex
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Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty Launch

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Kim Kardashian is once again adding to her empire by launching her own make up line, KKW Beauty. The beauty brand goes live today, 6/21/17. The first product being launched is the Crème Contour and Highlight Kit.  According to KKW Beauty’s Instagram, the kit comes in 4 shades: light, medium, dark and deep dark. The post also mentions each kit comes with a dual-ended contour stick, 2 highlight shades (one matte and one shimmer) as well as a dual-ended blending tool. Kim mentions in an Instagram post that the kits will be priced at $48 each. Some may wonder if Kim’s beauty line will be more or less successful than her sister’s, Kylie Cosmetics. Known for her contouring/highlighting/concealing, Kim’s products seem to be more skin focused, while Kylie’s are more lip and eye focused. I think these kits would work well with any skin tone and I like the option of having a matte and shimmer highlight. I am so excited about the launch of KKW Beauty and can’t wait to try the Contour and Highlight Kit for myself!

 

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Huda Beauty Lip Strobes Launch

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Mark your calendars for the release of the Huda Beauty Lip Strobes on 6/22/17! It seems Huda Kattan can do no wrong, as once again she is launching an amazing product! If you follow her on social media, you have noticed all the hype and excitement about these lip glosses! Fitting right in with the Unicorn Beauty trend, these glosses do not disappoint! According to Huda’s Instagram, the 12 metallic glosses are in a dewy base and can be worn glossy or matte.  It seems these glosses will be very hydrating to the lips. There is a color for everyone with every type of skin tone. They can be worn daily to work, or for a night out on the town. Huda has covered all bases with these glosses and made them extremely versatile. I have yet to come across a price for these, but it looks like they will be sold individually. I am a HUGE fan of Huda Kattan and think she is so inspirational. She is a savvy business woman who continues to be innovative and creative. She is also a talented make up artist and beauty blogger.

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Eyeshadow Palette Launch

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After two years in the making, Jaclyn Hill is finally releasing her much anticipated Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Eyeshadow Palette on 6/21/17! According to her YouTube channel, it will be available via the Morphe website and store. Coupon codes do apply to this palette, including “JACATTACK”. Priced at $38 for 35 eyeshadows, this is a deal you can’t pass up and can be a great way to add to your make up collection! Jaclyn mentions in her YouTube video promoting the palette that she really put in a lot of time and detail working back and forth with Morphe and the lab.  She even mentions the lab used new machines to make these eyeshadows. The colors are extremely pigmented, which makes them really pop! Jaclyn dedicates this palette to her subscribers, which makes it evident how much they mean to her. As a follower of Jaclyn, I really like that she is real and is always herself. She is such an individual doing her own thing. She is funny, creative and hard working. I strongly encourage you to watch the YouTube video above of her discussing the palette creation process and doing the swatching. It is so genuine and it’s obvious how over the moon she is about this palette! Congrats to Jaclyn Hill!

 

Don’t Forget To Protect Your Skin This Summer!

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Now that Summer is here, don’t forget to protect your skin! Sunscreen is so important in the fight against skin cancer, sunburn as well as anti-aging. There are so many sunscreens out there. I recommend to use one that is at least SPF 30, but it’s best to use SPF 50 if possible. Most foundation these days has sunscreen in it, usually SPF 15 or 20. Sunscreen is also included in many concealers, bronzer and blushes. If you see the ingredients titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide listed, you know you have some protection in your make up. This does help when you are out in the sun and don’t have any sunscreen with you. Protecting your lips is also important. It’s good to use a lip balm, preferably one with SPF in it. This will keep them moisturized and help reduce the chances of sunburn. Hats and sunglasses are also important for protecting your eyes. Some sunglasses are better than others, but anything is better than nothing. Next time you decide to hit the beach, pool, or if you will just be in the sun around your home don’t forget to protect your skin!

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The Foundation That Really Treats And Clears Up Your Skin

We are used to hearing how we should treat our skin at night before we go to bed. Yes, the night is the best time to treat the skin, as our bodies are in a cleansing state and skin care products can work to their full potential. What about treating the skin during the day? Sometimes it seems we are so focused on our nightly routine that our daily routine is often overlooked. Most of us have on some kind of make up during the day. I often hear women saying how their make up causes breakouts, oiliness and doesn’t last all day. Of course, the results you get throughout the day will have to do with the product you are using and if you are using it as directed. A lightbulb went on for me recently when I was reading about the Tarte Amazonian Clay Liquid Foundation. The reviews I read were so positive and focused on how long the product lasts and how it improves oily skin and acne. I had to try this product for myself since I struggle with both of these things daily. I have been so impressed with this product. It lasts the full 12 hours it says it does, greatly helps with my oiliness and has improved my breakouts. Clay is great for balancing oil in the skin and is often used in masks and acne products. Why just use it an night? Why not have it on your skin all day as a foundation? Treating your skin during the day is just as important as it is at night and the Tarte Amazonian Clay Liquid Foundation can definitely help. It runs around $39 whether purchased from Tarte, Ulta or Sephora. For those of you who prefer a stick foundation, they have recently launched the Amazonian Clay Stick Foundations. What do you do to help treat your skin during the day?