Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Make Nail Polish Last Longer | Tip Off Tuesday

Keep your favorite polish looking good longer.  Instead of shaking it before polishing your nails roll it between the palms of your hands for thirty seconds, give or take a few ;)  It mixes as evenly, creates less air bubbles and keeps the polish running smooth longer. 

Read more nail polish and manicure tips here.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Makeup for a Summer Bride

Summer Bride Makeup

Get a flawless complexion.
  • moisturize for the correct skin type
  • prime for long wear and oil control
  • conceal complexion imperfections
  • apply foundation for even coverage
  • add bronzer lightly along the apples of the cheeks through the temples, making a C shape
  • brush blush along the cheek bones and blend the edges for a natural glow
  • set with powder   
Romanticize the eyes. 
  • apply a neutral shade all over the lid, lash line to brow
  • contour with a few shades darker in the crease of the lid blending out well
  • add a darker shade just in the center of the crease where you contoured for depth
  • line the upper lash line and smudge only enough to create a soft line rather than harsh, repeat on the bottom
  • use a shimmering white highlighter shadow to line the eyebrow arch
  • highlight the inner corner by sweeping just a dab on
  • fill in eyebrows with brow pencil and blend
  • finish with mascara
Finish with a natural pout.
  • line lips with a lip toned liner
  • fill with a pale natural shade with lip conditioners 
Wedding day makeup varies based on the season and the bride.  This makeup collection is for a bride wanting a romantic natural look for a summer wedding that is outdoors.  For any outdoor event in the hot summer season a natural look works in your favor.

For your best looking face with any makeup look, know your skin type and pay attention to your skin care.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wet Eyeshadow Pulls Double Duty | Tip Off Tuesday

Any eyeshadow can double as an eyeliner by simply wetting a liner brush or q-tip before dipping it in the eyeshadow color then applying..

You can also apply the eyeshadow wet all over the eyelid for bolder, more intense color, turning your eyeshadow into a double duty product.  Win win.

Monday, July 16, 2012

10 Summer Beauty Tips

I've got 10 of my favorite beauty tips on Mom2Memphis&Ruby's Fashion Days Summer Series.  Makeup, manicures and all things beauty make a huge impact on your personal style.  Fashion is more than just a outfit.  Head over there to check out the list.

Fashion Days :: Summer Beauty :: Amarie Beauty


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DIY Lip Exfoliation & Lip Plumping Bonus | Tip Off Tuesday

To keep your lips looking lush you can purchase lip exfoliation sets or even get lip treatments at your salon but to smooth your lips at home all you need is a toothbrush and a great lip moisturizer for this DIY beauty routine.

Gently brush your lips in circular motion with a wet toothbrush, do this until the flakes have fallen off and the dry areas are smooth.  Next wipe clean and apply a good quality lip product to moisturize.
Bonus alert!  Lips appear fuller after lip exfoliation.  This DIY treatment pulls double duty as a problem solver and lip plumper.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Palm Tree Nail Art | Step by Step

1. Apply your base all over color, allow to dry for a minute between coats and before starting art.

2. Make the trunk by using your brush to make to small lines next to each other.  Each line slightly curves away from the other.

3. Add a leaf using a thin brush stoke that tapers off at the end.  Fill in with two more leaves on each side and one just off center.

4. Slightly overlap the dark green with a lighter shade near the center of the leaves, not entirely, just to give the leaves two tones.

5. Brush on a coat of glitter at the base of the tree for your sand and you are done.

If you like nail art try this super easy tribal pattern.  Look through my entire nail polish tab for other manicure how to's and tips. 

The Summer Beauty Series has been fun!  See all the DIY's and tips here.

The Nail Files

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Virtual Eye Glasses Shopping

I have posted about enhancing your eye color using complimentary colors to your own eyes using eyeshadow but how about doing the same with glasses.  That will make your eye color pop right through the lenses even with a bare face.  I have green eyes so I tried some fun purple Miss Sixty frames.

Eyebrows are the frame of our faces but when we need to wear eyeglasses they tend to take center stage.  Choosing frames that compliment your face, don't steal all the beauty and coordinate with your makeup palette can be tough to accommodate and shopping can be an indecisive nightmare.

GlassesUSA.com is simplifying the process with the virtual try on feature which allows you to upload a photo of yourself and virtually try on pairs in your own home.  Buying things online always leaves a slight element of the unknown.  Here you have the added insurance that you chose the right frames because they offer a 100% money back guarantee. 

The price guarantee and virtual try on make shopping for eye glasses online less stressful.

There is something for everyone.  My favorite is the tortoise frame, I want them for everything!  The online store carries affordable multifocal glasses and has a huge selection of favorites in the designer boutique.   I am also loving the vintage style section they have.  It has more unique and definitive styles that many of us are after. 

tortoise shell glasses image courtesy of GlassesUSA.com
Don't forget to play with the virtual try on feature, I was surprised at the pairs I choose that I never would of picked up in the store that looked great.  Use code Blog10 for 10% off any prescription pair.    

This is a sponsored post by GlassesUSA.com.  All opinions are completely my own and based and my own experience.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to Make Your Lip Color Last | Tip Off Tuesday

Powdering lips gives lip color or gloss something to cling to for longer, smoother wear.

Simply dust your lips with a little powder before applying the lip color or gloss.  Make sure your lips are well moisturized and not chapped or both the powder and the lip color will soak in. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Beauty Series and the Digital Quilt Project

If you missed the Summer Beauty series catch up with all the DIY's and tips by clicking the button below.  This week I will be wrapping it up with a simple nail art pictorial. 

I also want to share this digital image Jen of Whitfield Awesome Blog designed for me.  She created the digital quilt project, go to the link at the bottom of the post to get the details and sign up for your own pretty piece!