Face and Body Southeast Event

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Last month I had the privilege of attending the Face and Body Southeast Conference and Exp. This was a three day event during which local and national companies had the opportunity to showcase important aspects of their brand to industry professionals and prospective students. The expo was set up with numerous Continue reading

The Makeup Show Pop Up: Atlanta, June 18th and 19th 2016

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If you know me, you know I love to learn. I’m always taking classes to enhance my existing skills and learn from more knowledgeable people. That’s why I was so excited about The Makeup Show pop up shop that is coming to ATL this weekend! Besides being able to buy all the popular makeup brands’ products at heavily discounted rates, there are also seminars with top artists in the industry and a few meet and greets with industry leaders. Tickets are available to purchase (and are only $25!) HERE. The show is open to the public! If seminars and shopping isnt enough, you can always take hands on workshops with some of the artists there. There is an additional cost to that, and you can check the event schedule to get class timings.

 

The show is taking place both Saturday and Sunday from 11-6 and 10-5 respectively, at the Westin Buckhead: 3391 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Some of the brands you can look forward to shopping at include: Nars, Becca, Ben Nye, ABH, Skindinavia, Temptu, Makeup Forever, Inglot and more!

 

Be sure to purchase tickets today while you still can!

 

Cheaper Alternative to Longwear and Transfer Proof Lipsticks! Mood Matcher

I had heard of products like Mood Matcher, but somehow had never tried them out- until now! I got my hands on these quirky and fun products about a month and a half ago, and have been hooked ever since! These lipsticks react to your body temperate to create a custom shade just for you- resulting in different colors for everyone! Each tube is a different and pretty radical color, but once on your lips, changes to look much more acceptable.

My favorite part about these lipsticks is that they are SUPER long wearing and completely transfer proof. On me, they last a good 12-14 hours, and once the sheen is gone, a stain of the original color remains. I never get any stains on glasses that I sip from, either!

There are three different versions of the lipsticks available: the original ($4), which is a conventional lipstick tube made of one color, the split sticks ($6), a lipstick tube with a lipstick that is split in color, and the twist up sticks ($8), which is a luxe version of the original two in a pen like tip and tube. All three are made of the same formula, and they all feel balmy to the touch! There is no stiff feeling to your lips when wearing them, and each color is not opaque, for a more natural look and feel.

These lipsticks are available HERE

DSC03873the twist ups, split sticks, and original (in that order)

IMG_0714This is my favorite one- the orange twist up stick which creates a coral to light pink shade on my lips. I feel like this one looks the most natural on me!

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FullSizeRenderThe baby blue twist up stick creates a raspberry color on me, again not opaque, but more natural and stain like

DSC00151In the split sticks, the yellow/blue one is my favorite! When I mix them both together, I get this super dark pink/raspberry color. This one is the most opaque on me (I have no clue why my picture is blurry! It doesn’t look this way on the camera)

All in all, I love these lipsticks for their ease of application and affordable price!

 

How to Banish Dry Skin

While I have oily skin on my face, I have the driest skin on my body! This means no matter how much I moisturize, its usually never enough, and when it feels like its enough, its too much and leaves me feeling greasy and sweaty. Enter: Aveeno moisturizing lotions. I discovered 3 different body lotions by this drugstore brand recently and have absolutely fallen in love!

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The most moisturizing of the three, the Creamy Moisturizing Oil is my favorite. I had never heard of the concept of a “creamy oil,” it almost sounds like a contradiction! Upon dispensing it, I was pleasantly surprised by how thin the product really is. That being said, due to this, I didn’t think it would moisturize enough. I was absolutely wrong! Somehow, in a very thin form, this creamy moisturizing oil packs a punch and moisturizes intensely while still remaining non greasy. My favorite part? The fact that I can put it on after a shower in the morning and I still feel moisturized at night.

61ee39aNSxL._SY355_The second one I am loving is the Daily Moisturizing Lotion. The consistency of this one is quite different than the first, in that it looks and feels much thicker, almost wax like. When rubbed into the skin, it also dries to a more matte finish than the creamy moisturizing oil. It is made with natural colloidal oats, and you can tell that it is less hydrating than the first. For people who do not suffer immensely from dry skin, you will find this to be a very comfortable wear.

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The third body lotion from the Aveeno line up I have been loving is an extension of the second. It is the Daily Moisturizing Lotion Sheer Hydration. I expected this one to barely moisturize, but boy was I wrong! This is most similar to the creamy moisturizing oil, but lighter in hydration. It absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves no greasy residue just like the other two, but feels similar in texture to the first.

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I love all three of them, but have to say the creamy moisturizing oil is my absolute favorite! I also love the fact that Aveeno is so affordable and can be picked up at any local drugstore.

Have any of you tried out any of the above products? If so, which one did you like the most?