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Style Guide – Hat Head!

14 Nov

We live in Chicago and this week has been so cold!  WINTER IS COMING.

Winter is a great time to grow out our hair and to train your hair to not need to be washed so frequently because you can wear hats!

I have often avoided hats because I feel like they aren’t cute but last year I embraced wearing hats!  Just find a few you love and you will thank me later.  For great, cheap hats try Target or H&m.

Pro tip: if you need to take your hat off (work, restaurant, etc) I recommend keeping dry shampoo on had to help make it look less dirty and less frizzy.  Also, wearing a braided style can help make you look done-up with minimal effort.

Here are some cute styling idea:

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chunky knit slouchy beanie with loose waves.

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Straight with volume and a statement hat.  Warm and cute!

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Beanie, Blazer and waves!  Chic!

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Slouchy beanie with side braid.  This would look fabulous with a fishtail braid!

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Beret with side braid.  Would look cute with pigtail braids!

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NYX – The Curve review

15 Sep

Last week I bought this enticing liquid eyeliner from NYX called The Curve.  It retails at $14.99 at Ulta, Target and online.

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Description: The Curve Liner in Jet Black by NYX has an innovative, ergonomic shape that makes applying liquid liner mistake-proof. The grip zone provides just the right hold to make application precise, secure and best of all…effortless
What it promises to do: Provides an ergonomic shape for optimal holding and easy application. Suitable for right and left handed application with universal shape. Skinny tip for precision lining. Excellent color pay-off. Quick drying, smudge proof, no feathering, no skipping, no running, paraben free.

How it holds up: Overall I really like this eyeliner but don’t actually think the shape helps that much – maybe if you are completely new to liquid liners.  [I was a teenage goth, so I like to think I’m a pro.  :)] It does smear if you rub it, so just don’t rub it.  I gave it the Disco Nap test and I still had it on when I was ready to go out, so it did have the lasting power it promised.  I made sure to apply NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer first thought.  It’s good but its not $15 good.  You can get the same pay off other drug store liners, so unless you have a coupon I wouldn’t spend the extra money on The Curve.

My new favorite thing smooth summer legs

7 Jun

So on a whim I bought Johnson & Johnson baby oil.  The shea butter one – because the regular one smells super gross to me.  My clock must be messed up because that baby powder smell doesn’t do it for me.  *gag*

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It’s a whole $3.50 at Target and makes my skin feel amazing, I just rub on after I get out of the shower.  I also feel like I have had to shave less which is a freaking miracle if you ask me.  I wonder what happens if you use it to shave with?  Gonna have to perform that for SCIENCE!

Shaving pro-tip: Use a dude razor.  Not disposable though, those suck.

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MAC lipstick dupes

4 Jun

MAC lipstick dupes

Dupe War #5 – Setting Spray

26 Apr

Do you want your makeup to last longer and to not rub off onto the clothes of people you hug?

We have the solution for you!

Make-up setting Spray!  “What is it?” you ask.  It’s like hairspray for your face!!!!  (well, sort of.  It’s totally not sticky and gross or anything.)  It also doubles as a nice refreshing mist for after workouts or hot days.  Seriously, before using a setting spray I ruined by boyfriends h&m “cool dude” blazers by hugging him and leaving behind a face ghost.  Let me tell you face ghosts aren’t scary, they are just gross.

Original –  Urban Decay All Nighter Longer Lasting Make-up Setting Spray – $14 (1 oz) or $29 (4 oz)

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What it is:
A technologically advanced and hypoallergenic makeup setting spray that’s suited for all skin types and keeps your makeup in place for up to 16 hours.

What it does:
According to Sephora, as the final step to your makeup routine, this weightless, super-fine mist is formulated with Urban Decay’s patent-pending Temperature Control Technology, which lowers the temperature of your makeup to hold foundation, eye shadow, blush, and concealer in place. Makeup looks picture-perfect all day long through wind, heat, and cold. All Nighter works expertly on all skin types and prevents loss of color, melting, sliding, caking, cracking, excess shininess, fading blush, eye shadow, and lip color disappearance. It’s also formulated to resist moisture, so you can fearlessly sweat, cry, or get your Jacuzzi on—you’re guaranteed makeup that always looks just-applied, without ever feeling sticky or tight. Backed by years of science, it’s unlike any other product available and keeps you looking flawless with just a couple sprays over your makeup.

The Dupe – E.L.F Makeup Mist & Set –  $3  (1 oz) from Your local Target

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What it is:
Keep your makeup looking like you just applied it with this mist and set from e.l.f. cosmetics. With aloe, cucumber, green tea and vitamins, this refreshing product keeps your face moisturized, supple and healthy throughout the day.

What it does (our review): Continue reading

Dupe War #4 – Urban Decay Primer Potion vs NYX HD Eyeshadow Base

12 Apr

“Fairy Godmother, I have all these great eyeshadows but they just don’t last.  What do I do!?”

My dears – we have your solution right here!  And of course we have a cheap way to save your face, no matter how exciting your life may be.

Using a primer for eyeshadows is so important.  Have you ever been disappointed after spending $$ on eyeshadows only to find they don’t really look like they did in the container?  Or have you ever spent forever on your eyeshadow only to go out and find that you had so much fun that your eyeshadow mysteriously disappeared?

We want you to wake up the next morning to see the photos people took of you on their camera phones doing dumb things while completely hammered and help soften the blow of  by making sure you at least look good.

Original –  Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP) for $20

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What it is:
A sheer nude eye shadow primer with a cult following.

What it does:
Eyeshadow Primer Potion is an ultra-sheer, totally nude base that glides onto the skin. The original, award-winning formula disappears instantly and is the ultimate eye prep for smoother, more vibrant shadow and all-day wear with absolutely no creasing. (Sephora)

The Dupe – NYX HD Eyeshadow Base for $7.00

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What it is:

Prep your eyelids with this lightweight eye makeup primer that evens skin tone, smooths lines and ensures lasting makeup application. The High Definition Eye Shadow Base conceals creases and pumps up the vibrancy of your eye shadow.

What it does (our review):

Continue reading

E.L.F.Dramatic Lashes – the best $1.00 you are about to spend!

5 Apr

So in our last post we talked about mascara – Let’s face it, you want your lashes to look like big, full doll lashes, but you don’t want to look like you are trying too hard.  I know, I know fake lashes make you feel like you are going to look like a drag queen.  (which drag queens always look great, so why are you complaining lil miss judgey pants.)

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But fake lashes are sooo hard to put on and take soooo much time!?

WRONG!  With just a little practice you can get these babies on lickity-split, plus you look INSTANTLY more fantastic and ‘done up.’  If you mess up, just apply some eyeliner to cover up your mistakes.

Ok, I will give them a try.  But do will they be heavy or hurt to wear?

Babycakes, they only hurt if you don’t cut them to fit your lid.  Measure them before you apply and cut off as much as you need from the inner corner edge.  If you mess up, they are only $1 at your local Target.

Ok, I already LOVE fake lashes -but ELF, come on get real.  They have to suck.

Ladypants, get ready to send us a Thank You card.

Target Tip

28 Mar

Ok, I know you love Target.  Everyone loves Target, especially because you can get cheap E.L.F. makeup, a new top and a frying pan all in one place.

BUT do you have the Red card?  I’m not talking about the credit card.  Do not get another credit card.  Those are bad news bears.  I’m talking about the debit card that auto-withdrawals from your checking.  Let’s face it, you are going to use your debit card anyway.

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So this is how you get it:

Next time you go to target, bring your check book.  When the nice cashier asks if you want to save 5% yaddayaddda, say “Why yes, good sir.”

Then they run your routing and checking info, give you a temp card and Voila!

 You will now save 5% every time you shop at Target.  

It also gives you free shipping for online purchases, if you are into that sorta thing.