Category Archives: Beauty

Beauty Tip: Blush

A good makeup tip to make the illusion of an instant cheek lift is to, place your blush brush at the highest point of your cheek bone and apply color in circular motion. The best colors to use are warm pinks, and bronzes since they create less contrast.

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Beauty Tip: Trim Regularly

Try to schedule a trim every six weeks to remove the dead, split ends that can make your dry. Even half an inch can help make a difference.

Beauty Tip: Protect Your Skin

It is very important to protect your skin against the wind and cold during this time of the year. After moisturizing add a bit of a little bit of Gloves in a Bottle Shielding lotion for extra protection.

Favorite Make up Tutorials:

I use to not be a fan of makeup tutorials on youtube mostly because either the quality of the video is not so good or mostly because I just couldn’t follow them; That was on till I found pixiwoo.com.

Pixiwoo is run by 2 amazing makeup artists out of the UK who are also sisters! The way they explain each step is extremely easy to understand and follow and they always have amazing tutorials from my favorite Victoria Beckham to the now very popular 60s trend!

You can follow them at http://www.pixiwoo.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/pixiwoo

Beauty Tip: How to Wear Highlighters

I love wearing makeup highlighters to give me that natural glow which sometimes I do not have naturally.

Here is a quick tip to achieve that natural glow while doing your makeup. Before applying foundation and/ or powder, use a dap of cream highlighter onto your T zone and above cheekbones to create that natural glow. 

Beauty Tip: Winter Hydration

Winter can be rough for your skin. Going from the wind cold air outdoors, to the dry heath indoors can suck the moisture out of your skin. It is a good option to switch to a heavier moisturizer or if you are like me with a T zone or oily skin, look for an oil free moisturizer with water binding hyaluronic acid. 

Fabulous Gifts That Give Back

Same Sky Bracelets– They provides employment to HIV-positive women in Rwanda struggling to lift themselves out of poverty. Instead of a hand-out, Same Sky offer them a hand-up and a chance to rebuild their lives.

Missoni Pouch– Proceeds are donated to OrphanAid Africa to help orphaned children in Ghana.

Charity in Color by J Brand– 100% of the proceeds of the jeans are donated to City Year, a non-profit organization that fights the national high school dropout crisis.

Tory Burch Cases– All profits go towards the Tory Burch Foundation, committed to providing economic opportunities to women and their families in the United States.

Clarins FEED Set– Each bag provides 25 school meals to the United Nations World Food Programme

Fabulous Designer Ornaments– $5 of every purchase will benefit the Child Mind Institute, devoted to transforming mental health care for the world’s children

Kate Spade Hand by Hand– For the first time they work with women from Afghanistan to create a Afghanistan Cashmere collection as part as their hand by hand program

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