my favorite ~nude~ polish
my favorite type of nail color is one that looks super natural. I love CHANEL - LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour because it just looks like really natural, white nails! it doesn’t chip on me even without a base coat, and you can get different “looks” with different coats. 1 coat is super subtle, you can hardly see it. 2 coats leave a light white shade 3 coats is my absolute favorite, and what is pictured here. this shade is just so classy to me, and the minimal packaging doesn’t hurt! I’ll repurchase this forever! #cheriepartner
CHANEL-LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour
GRWM ft. westman atelier + ilia
I wanted to show you guys a quick, natural GRWM. I used WESTMAN ATELIER - Vital Skin Foundation Stick Atelier (for skin with undertones) for my foundation + concealer. these foundation sticks are the most beautiful, natural base I’ve ever used. they dry down to a satin finish and hardly feel like anything on your skin. I used WESTMAN ATELIER - Baby Cheeks Blush Stick for my blush, which is SUPER pigmented, but blends down to the world’s prettiest and most subtle flush ever. I feel like it just makes me look a little more awake without looking harsh. SHISEIDO - Shiseido Yelash Curler is my tried and true HOLY GRAIL. can never be without it. LANCÔME - Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara one of my favorite formulas for mascara ever. holds my (very) straight lashes’ artificial curl all day! ILIA - Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil ilia’s new glossy balms are what dreams are made of! feel like an oil, with the color of a lipstick. full of hyaluronic acid, my lips actually feel healthier after wearing this makeup. what do you guys think? this is a super natural base for me, I usually prefer full coverage products, but these are really nice for my more casual days.
WESTMAN ATELIER-Baby Cheeks Blush Stick
・f a u x | freckles・
I love the freckle trend but I can’t justify buying a product exclusively for that. I had a “aha!” moment when I thought to use the brow powder in my benefit - Brow Styler Eyebrow Pencil & Powder Duo I thought this brow pencil was fine, but I LOVE it as a freckle maker. I have the step by step tutorial in the second photo, but I promise it’s as easy as tapping + patting. the finished look is the cover photo. it’s so natural you almost can’t tell! exactly how I’d love my freckles to look if I had been blessed with some.
benefit-Brow Styler Eyebrow Pencil & Powder Duo
just 3 tools for the perfect manicure at home!
I’ve been perfecting my manicure routine during the last few months, and here’s my simple steps: 1. I always start by washing my hands. I’ve learned it’s easier to clean up my nails and cuticles when they’re a bit softer. 2. using a metal cuticle pusher, I gently push the overgrown skin back. I got my metal kit from tjmaxx but I can’t find it online anymore! if you visit your local store I’m sure you can find something similar for a great price. 3. very carefully, trim the excess skin. this SHOULD NOT HURT, nor should you bleed. so be careful! 4. if you need nail shaping, use a nail file. my nail salon always gave me the one they used on me to take home, so I have a few like this one. but if you need one, sally’s beauty has a great selection of them! 5. then, you polish! I love this one by ella + mia, and this color is soooo pretty for summer. if you want an extra glow, OPI - OPI Top Coat is a great choice. 6. some secret tips I love—I follow my manicure up with some rose hip oil BEAUTYBIO - The Radiance Brightening Vitamin E + Rosehip Seed Facial Oil right on my cuticles and rub it in gently. this really makes my nails look and feel professionally done. also, using a hand cream leaves my hands as silky soft and perfect as my nails! lastly, I like doing my nails in front of a fan. it makes the polish dry as I’m going and makes the job a lot quicker! doing your nails at home is really easy and fun! it’s a lot simpler than it seems. you can have gorgeous nails at home!
ella+mila-Mommy Collection Nail Polish
winged liner in under a minute!
winged liner is one of my favorite makeup steps ever! I know there’s some hesitation for a lot of people, so I wanted to film this simple tutorial to show that it’s really easy! anyone can master it. in the video, I’m looking down into a mirror, I often look up to make sure the liner is turning out the way I want it. when doing this at home. you can check your work by simply stepping back from your mirror. step 1. I start my liner on the outside half of my eye. I have round eyes, and I don’t want to emphasize that roundness, so I keep the liner on the outside corner to emphasize length. step 2. I draw a straight line parallel to the ground. step 3. I draw another line, from the bottom of my eye straight up, at the angle I want my wing. step 4. connect both lines. step 5. from the furthest point, bring the liner all the way back to your first point. step 6. fill in! step 7. if you want a longer wing, you simply flick your liner from the wing you’ve already created. I used CLIO - Waterproof Pen Liner Kill which I like because it’s VERY sharp, but a softer black color. if you’re just learning how to do wings this is a good option!
CLIO-Waterproof Pen Liner Kill
thick hair tips!
I have extremely thick hair. every stylist I ever went to before my current salon would always take thinning shears and just go to town. over time, I’ve learned certain tricks for my thick hair and I’m happy to share them with any other thick haired people in need of some advice! 1. first tip, is washing my hair less. this will not work for everyone, as even within certain hair densities there’s factors that can cause your hair and scalp to be different than mine. but for me, washing my hair every 2-3 days is completely normal and best for my hair. I don’t get oily or greasy hair, so when I’m not going to wash it, I simply wear a shower cap! 2. blow outs!! on wash days, I always blow my hair out if I want to extend the style. I’ve talked about my mini amika dryer and how powerful it is, I absolutely LOVE it. using this little one and a paddle brush, I blow out my hair. sometimes I style it, sometimes I don’t. this is nice because since I won’t be washing it again for a few days, I reduce the heat I use vs. if I washed and styled my hair everyday! 3. dry shampoo—there are all kinds of dry shampoo out there. find what works best for you!! since I recently cut my hair, I opted for a texturizing one that gives me volume in addition to absorbing excess oil. these are only a couple tips that have truly made a huge difference in my hair routine. I know having thick hair can be frustrating, but it also comes with a lot of benefits! learn what works best for your hair, and love it!! #
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S-Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo