Monday, July 23, 2012

MIA: UPDATE

Hey guys!
I wanted to update everyone since I've been kind of MIA lately. I'm on a mini vacation with my family and have been busy. I thought I would've spent a little time on blogging but I guess that hasn't happened. I've taken pictures of things I want to create posts out of but haven't had the time to edit them and do so. Sorry- I just haven't seen my family in a while and wanted to spend as much time with them as I can :) I truthfully don't know when I'll get back into the jest of things but it'll be soon. Probably next week sometime. Look forward to a review and another makeup/outfit posts.


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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tell Me What You Want To See

Hey guys!
I was wondering what kind of looks you would be interested in seeing in future posts. They are time consuming but fun to make. :) Share your thoughts by leaving me a comment or voting on my FB Poll.
Thanks everyone!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Celeb Look: Leighton Meester

Hey Everyone!

A few days ago my little sister, Crystal, and I were looking up makeup looks that we liked and decided that this look of Leighton Meester was very pretty. These pictures are from July 2010 at a Chanel Fashion Show where she sat in the front row. I really like this look because it's simple but has a little "edge" to it. I decided since I received a lot of feedback from my Emma Watson look that I would do a step-by-step tutorial on this look. Let me know what you think and if you like the step-by-step tutorials. :) ENJOY!


                       







Apply a dark gray cream base to lids -from lash line to crease. I used an eyeliner here. *TIP- If your eyeliner doesn't glide on as smoothly as you would like for it to, hold the end of it over a lighter for a second (literally 1 second- you don't need it to completely melt) and it will warm the product up making it easier to work with. This step does not need to be neat, as you can tell.

Blend, Blend, Blend. Take your ring finger and blend the cream base out. In this step you will create the shape for this look. You don't want there to be any harsh lines. Blend slightly above the crease and out into the outer corners.

For the rest of this look, I used my NAKED 2 palette from Urban Decay. The colors I used are all basic colors, so you shouldn't have a real hard time finding eyeshadows that are similar. Take Pistol, or a light shimmery gray, and apply it from your lash line to your crease.

Take Verve (silver color) and apply it in the top inner corner of your lid.

Apply Snakebite and line the bottom outer half of your your lid.

Next, take Half Baked and line the bottom inner half of your lower lid.

Apply Foxy, or skin-toned shade, to highlight underneath your eyebrow

To add depth, take Blackout (or a matte black) and add a tiny bit into the crease and blend outwards like your would to create a cat eye with your shadow.

Apply brown eyeliner into the top and bottom inner rims. Then, curl lashes and apply a few coats of mascara. 

Now you have the completed eyes! :)


FACE:
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in 310 Warm Golden
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer
Merle Norman Ultra Powder Foundation in Ultra Cream
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep (lightly contour)
ELF Studio Blush in Candid Coral

EYES:
For the eyebrows I used Tease from the NAKED 2 Palette
Merle Norman Definitive Eye Pencil in Platinum
Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette
Merle Norman Soft Touch Eye Pencil in Java
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

LIPS:
Maybelline Lipstick in 200 Nude Shell



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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Social: Vacations




Sunday Social


1. What is the best trip you've ever been on?
By far, my favorite trip I've been on was to New York. I won't ever forget all the memories I made there.
 



2. What is your best idea for a girls weekend trip?
I think a trip to the spa, nail salon, hair salon, and shopping would be the perfect weekend trip- especially if we did all those things in beautiful weather in a beautiful place like California.




3. What is your best idea for a couples trip?
Anywhere with a beautiful landscape where we can be completely pampered.





4. What is the best vacation on the cheap?
I love going to a nice city and spending the night at a hotel and waking up the next morning to go explore and shop around the town. 





5. What is the place you most want to visit?
I've always wanted to visit Hawaii and would love to go sometime in the future.




6. What are your vacation necessities?
Definitely all my makeup and cute clothes- anything else besides that is a plus. ha






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Friday, July 13, 2012

Guest Blogger: Mimika from Mimika's Little Wonderland

Hey guys! So for a couple of weeks I've been working with Mimika from Mimika's Little Wonderland blog and we've decided to feature one another on each other's blogs. I am very excited to finally work with another blogger and excited to share her blog with all of you. Her posts are so informative and it's obvious she puts a lot of work into each one of her posts. It's amazing! I hope you all enjoy her great tips and check out her blog. :)




"Hi everyone! I am Mimika from Mimika's Little Wonderland- a fashion and beatuy blog! Thanks to Amber from Beauty Guide 101, I am very honored to be a guest blogger on her blog! I am a BIG beauty and fashion junkie. I started my blog last year but didn`t start blogging actively till this March. My blog provides practical beauty/fashion tips and updates to my readers. I also love doing giveaways and have a few going on right now! Check it out :)

Today I am going to do a review of 2 foot care products plus some of my foot care tips! Afterall, it's summer and it's time for sandals! Imagine you are wearing a lovely sun dress, colorful sandals, but dry, rough feet!! We have to take care of feet especially when summer is here! This post is about 2 products I am currently using that moisturize and remove rough skin: Sally Hansen Spa Foot Mask with Lavender & Tea Tree Oil and Dr Scholl's Callus Filer






Sally Hansen Spa Foot Mask with Lavender & Tea Tree Oil




Smell
This foot mask smells very nice with a light lavender smell and is very refreshing! I think it's great when you want to feel relaxed! I love to soak my feet in warm water before using this mask which is a total spa treat! I give this 4/5.

Texture
It has a cream like consistency that is pretty easy to apply and doesn't make a mess as it holds onto your feet. It dries off after around 5-10 minutes. You then wash it off under lukewarm water. I give this 4/5 as well!

Moisturize
This Sally Hansen Foot Mask does moisturize your feet after use although the results are pretty short term. I think you have to use it consistently for a while to see the results. However, for rougher skin, it doesn`t help as much. I think you still need a filer. If the moisturizer effect can stay longer it would deserve a higher score. I give this category 3.5/5.

Overall I love this foot spa and would get it again! An overall 4/5.


Dr. Scholl’s Callus Filer 




Removing callus and rough skin
This filer has two different  abrasive surfaces and files calluses and hard skin. The durable stainless steel head is washable and long-lasting. I normally use the more abrasive side to remove callus and the gentler side to remove rough skin on the balls of my feet. It does a pretty good  job removing rough skin and makes my feet feel softer. I give this a 4/5!

Easy to use and clean
I like the shape of this filer better than a pedi stone because it`s easier to use. It has an  easy-grip handle that lets you file even hard-to-reach areas. For cleaning I use put it under running water and hang it to air dry afterwards which is pretty easy. Another 4/5!

Overall this is definitely a 4/5 for me and I love this more than a regular pedi stone!


Mimika's Foot Care Routine:
  1. Soak your feet in warm water. You can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil or olive oil to moisturize your feet
  2. Buff your feet with a filer or pedi stone to remove callus or rough skin
  3. Towel dry your feet and apply your favourite foot mask. Leave for 10 to 15 mins and wash off
  4. Apply a pedi cream to your feet while massaging your feet in circular motion. Don't forget to massage your legs as well especially if you wear heels a lot.
  5. When applying pedi cream, remember to apply on your toe nails and cuticles as well!


I hope you love this post! Thanks again Amber and please visit my blog Mimika's Little Wonderland for more beauty tips and giveaways!"




Thank you so much Mimika for sharing with us!

And here is a little snippet of my post on her blog. Make sure you check it out :)


WHITE ON TREND



This summer I've noticed that whites have made a HUGE comeback. White pieces can be paired with any other piece. White is essentially the "black" for summer. Nearly any top or bottom can be paired with this color and because it is a light neutral it instantly brightens an outfit. 



White on Trend for Summer
























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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fellow Blogger Giveaway

Hey guys! I just wanted to share a giveaway that Jessica from The Mod Mermaid is hosting. :) She is giving away MAC products in celebration of her 3 month anniversary. YAY for Jessica! lol Go enter to win!




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