VIDEO: Bare Minerals Made-2-Fit Custom Foundation Review & Demo

Friday, December 15, 2017

Finding the correct shade of foundation is one of the biggest challenges with makeup. Everyone's skin tone and shade varies so much, and each brand always has a different method of naming shades. I was so excited to see that Bare Minerals is taking shade-matching to the next level, and getting super high-tech with it to address the issue. Their new Made-2-Fit Foundation using a MATCHco technology to scan and analyze your skin tone to create your own custom-made shade. The app uses your phone's camera, and after calibrating it you tap various areas of your face as it scans your color.

I was extremely skeptical because the idea of just using a camera phone doesn't seem promising. But girl was I impressed! Just look at my shade match compared to my neck!

After the scan is complete it takes you to the order page, and your custom Made-2-Fit shade is blended, stamped your name right on the bottle, and arrives at your door in about a week.

The formula:
The "Fresh Faced Liquid Foundation" itself is a light, radiant finish. The formula is made for all skin types, and contains green tea extra, Vitamin E, and peptides. It's great for ant-aging, and gives the most natural looking finish. I was impressed because my skin did not look like I was wearing foundation.

Is it long wearing?
I have pretty oily skin, so anticipated it to wear right off within a few hours. However it lasted all day (I did set it with powder), and it still looked great. It didn't feel greasy or too dewy either.

Final thoughts:
I thought the shade match was on point. They do free returns if you don't get your shade right the first time. However I feel like since the foundation is light coverage, most shades are going to match everyone. It reminds me more of a tinted moisturizer, but the finish was way better than all tinted moisturizers I've used. If you have bad acne or redness, you're going to need additional concealer. If you're a teen, or just someone who doesn't need a lot of coverage, this is excellent at evening out the skin tone.

Download the free app to begin:
More on the Bare Minerals website here

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VIDEO: Gift Ideas for Curly Girls + DevaCurl GIVEAWAY - 2 WINNERS!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Today I'm sharing some gift ideas for girls with curly hair! If you don't have curly hair, it can be a challenge understanding the right hair products and tools for such a *complicated* hair type. If you have a daughter, family member, or friend with curly hair, hopefully this will help! If you're someone with curly hair, these are some of my favorite essentials that you could add to your wish list!

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VIDEO: Olaplex No. 3 Review on Naturally Curly Hair

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Olaplex Results on Curly Hair

Today I'm testing out Olaplex for the first time after hearing so much buzz about it in the naturally curly hair community. I was confused about what the product was and how it worked, because it's
unlike and product on the market. It's a treatment done in the salon, usually after your hair has been chemically process with color.

What is Olaplex?

From the Olaplex website, they describe it as:
"Our simple three-step process includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. You can use Olaplex to restore compromised hair, or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance."

The Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector is the take home product, that provides lasting protection after salon treatments. Like many others question, you can use setup no. 3 at home without having received the initial Olaplex treatments.

I've been coloring my hair at the salon for years now, which can damage natural curls over time, causing them to lose their pattern. I had highlights done about a year ago, and have noticed that the highlighted curls are less defined, and have more of a stretched-out curl pattern. They also have more breakage and split ends, which is why I wanted to try out Olaplex at home.

How to use Olaplex No. 3 at home:

  1. Wet hair and detangle with conditioner if needed
  2. Towel dry hair
  3. Apply the product from roots to tips until saturated
  4. Leave in for about 20 minutes
  5. Shampoo, condition, and style as usual
Olaplex Before and After Results
I was impressed by the shine my hair had, it was soft, moisturized, and felt less tangled. In terms of damage, obviously I still have split ends because only a trim will get rid of them, however the ends of my hair curled up more than usual. I did noticed the highlighted pieces looked to have a tighter curl pattern, which was my goal with this product. 

Does Olaplex Really Work?
I saw a noticeable difference, but I feel as though I need to use it a couple more times. Note that the before photos were taken on day 3 hair, where my curls are naturally less defined, and shrink up more once washed and restyled. However I did still noticed an improvement in my hair after using it.

Where to Buy:
Olaplex can be purchased from Amazon, their website, or from a salon. 

Let me know if you'd like to see more videos using this product!
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VIDEO: Metallic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Friday, December 08, 2017

Holiday makeup looks have always been one of my favorites to create! I love working with gold, glitter, and metallics to create a festive look for holiday parties and gatherings. For today's look, I'm featuring some new products such as the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Holiday Palette, Smashbox's Always On Metallic Matte Liquid Lipsticks and a new mint green highlighter from Becca, in Golden Mint.

What are your favorite colors to where around the holidays? This classic gold eye with burgundy-red lip is perfect for Christmas.

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    VIDEO: Night Time Curly Hair Routine | How to Sleep with Curls

    Sunday, December 03, 2017

    Tips for Preserving Curly Hair

    Since washing your hair every day is not good for naturally curly hair, its important to find ways to preserve your curls after styling. I'm sharing several tips, tricks, and my routine for sleeping with curly hair so you wake up with minimal frizz. This method prevents hair from tangling, keeps curls from losing their shape, and prevents breakage.

    Products Used for Preserving Curls
    I'm also sharing my scalp massage routine I've been doing on my hair at night to help stimulate hair growth.

    Scalp Massage for Hair Growth:
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