Fall Makeup // Burgundy Wine

We all know that the best part about Fall is the beautiful colours. Burgundy wine coloured anything reminds me of rich, luxurious things. I love having it in my wardrobe and especially in my makeup. This look it extremely easy and a great way to introduce colour into your look. Enjoy!

xx

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STEP ONE:

After priming your lids, apply a medium coloured brown into your crease. Really blend out this colour.

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STEP TWO:

Taking this beautiful pigment from L’oreal called “Glistening Garnet” I put it onto the tops of my lid. If you want a more opaque effect then spray some MAC fix plus on your brush.

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STEP THREE:

Using a berry coloured liner (you can use any colour) I rimmed my upper and lower lash line and extended it at the corners.

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STEP FOUR:

For some highlight I used MAC vanilla pigment in the inner corners of my eyes and the centre of my lids.

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STEP FIVE:

I wanted this look to be glam so I added some fake lashes but that’s completely up to you.

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STEP SIX:

Mixing MAC’s Diva and Up the Amp to create the perfect burgundy/wine colour.

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GOOD LUCK

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DIY: Balayage Highlights

Today’s post is for all those “at-home RISK takers”. Let’s be honest, getting our hair done at a salon can be hard on our bank accounts, and more then half the time we can’t tell any difference or it comes out looking like a train wreck. Sometimes doing your hair at home can be … well, even worse. But today I want to show you the way I Balayage BROWN hair and safe to say, it’s pretty fool proof.

WHAT YOU NEED:

 1)  Highlight Kit. I recommend Revlon Frost&Glow for brunettes

2) Several sheets of tin foil. This helps quicken the process of highlighting the hair since it keeps the heat altogether.

3) A purple toner. This is a MUST for any at home highlights. It tones the hair and gets rid of any brassiness.

3) Hair clips. This will help to section off your hair so it doesn’t become one big mess.

4) A brush OR comb.

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STEP ONE:

Section off the hair in three parts. Right, left and back. Then starting with the back, section it off to where you want your highlights to begin.

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STEP TWO:

The great thing about balayage is that you highlight WHEREVER you want. It’s supposed to look natural and effortless. Pick up a section of hair and with the parting tool you get in the kit weave in and out so you’re left with small strands of hair.

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STEP THREE:

This step is probably the most important. If you just kept those strands of hair as is and applied the bleach you would be left with an awful strait line across, which is NOT cute. To avoid that, take your comb or brush and back comb the strands of hair so that your hair is uneven and you are left with a natural gradient.

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STEP FOUR:

After mixing the bleach together from the kit, take a sheet of tin foil and start applying the bleach onto the hair. Remember you want to add a generous amount so that every piece of hair is soaked up.

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STEP FIVE:

Make sure to fold the tin foil and tightly secure it around the hair so that it stays in place.

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STEP SIX:

Continue to randomly select sections of hair and highlighting. I like to alternate the heights of where I start so that it doesn’t look fake. I also concentrated on putting a lot more highlights around the sides of her face so that it frames it nicely.

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STEP SEVEN:

After waiting about 20-25 minutes (constantly open foils and check) wash out the bleach then apply the purple toner on all the highlighted strands. This takes away any brassiness and will leave behind a beautiful blonde. This particular toner only needs to be left on for 2-4 minutes.

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Wash out, dry and style! Good Luck!

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xo

Updated Skincare Routine

My skin has hated me these past 6 months because I was trying to replace my old skincare routine with something less chemically based. Even though my old stuff worked, I didn’t love the ingredients that I was putting on my face. After many months of fighting bad skin with trying everything that was being recommend to me, I have finally found my holy grail routine. To make things easier with describing all the products, I have linked them to the site where you can purchase them and where they give a professional description of it. Again, everyones skin type is different so these products may not work out for some of you as they have for me.

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( I started with products I use from morning to night )

PHILOSOPHY

Micro Exfoliating Wash

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What it is:
A mild, exfoliating facial cleanser for moisturized, smooth skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This unique exfoliating facial wash is designed to effectively cleanse the skin while providing resurfacing benefits. Gentle enough for daily use in the shower, bath, or your bathroom sink, this 30-second mini peel is formulated with ingredients designed to replenish, protect, and improve skin’s texture. Antioxidants deeply condition the skin and help retain its moisture level, leaving behind a hydrated, healthy-looking complexion.

http://www.sephora.com/the-microdelivery-exfoliating-wash-P184109?country_switch=ca&lang=en

AVEENO

Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer

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This daily moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30 and exclusive ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex is clinically proven to even tone and help improve the look of brown spots in just 4 weeks while immediately brightening to bring out your skin’s natural radiance. POSITIVELY RADIANT® is a collection of facial care products uniquely formulated to target all 5 FACTORS OF RADIANCE® .

Clinically shown to improve:
– Tone
– Texture
– Brown Spots
– Dullness
– Blotchiness

It’s oil free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic.

http://www.aveeno.com/product/aveeno-+positively+radiant-+daily+moisturizer+broad+spectrum+spf+30.do

ROC

5 in 1 Anti-Age Eye Cream

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INNOVATION:
Thanks to the HEXINOL™ technology, proceeding from 7 years of research, this RoC® MULTI CORREXION™ eye cream provides a complete anti-ageing solution to fight the 5 main signs of ageing on the delicate eye contour area.

RESULTS:
This melting cream hydrates and visibly reduces wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and bags. The eye contour is instantly illuminated and looks rejuvenated.

http://www.roc.com/face/multi-correxion/anti-age-eye-cream

PHILOSOPHY

Purity Cleanser

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What it is:
A highly effective one-step facial cleanser.

What it is formulated to do:
Philosophy Purity Made Simple is a pH-balanced formula that rapidly dissolves dirt and makeup while deep cleaning pores. The bestselling cleanser contains infusions of sage, chamomile, and carrot.

http://www.sephora.com/purity-made-simple-P7109

FIRST AID BEAUTY

Facial Radiance Pads

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What it is formulated to do:
These Facial Radiance Pads contain just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to make them safe and effective for daily use, even for people with reactive skin. Cucumber and Indian gooseberry tone the face, while lemon peel and licorice root leave the skin bright and glowing. First Aid Beauty’s facial radiance pads are free of harsh chemicals and colorants.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

http://www.sephora.com/facial-radiance-pads-P278317