Don’t just plaster bronzer all over your face and think it will make you look sun kissed. It won’t. To be a glowing goddess you gotta use a little strategy.
I learned this tip sitting in the makeup chair for a TV show. It was a tough to learn that I’ve been doing my makeup wrong. But, since learning this shading skill I’ve been snagging more compliments – for realz! Apply bronzer towards hair line, and use to shade your cheekbones and nose.
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Hi! Let’s catch up. These last few weeks have been crazy busy. Right now, all I want to do is take a minute to reflect, enjoy, and well, say hi to you, my lovely readers! So here’s what I’ve been up to. I’ll try not to drag it on too much.
I started my day yesterday at 5AM (so not my style). After a quick shower, I was off to NYC to tape holiday party looks with the national lifestyle show Better (airs on Dec 4th, check your local listings).It’s crazy how many hours go into finding the clothes, models, and Continue Reading
Happy Wednesday! I’m Daneen Baird, founder and editor-in-chief of Spoiled Pretty, an award-winning beauty blog and must-read guide to what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s next. In 2007, I decided to publish product reviews as a way to justify my compulsion for buying cosmetics. But very quickly, I realized that I was providing a valuable service: helping women make informed beauty decisions.
I’ve often said that – even if I was a multi-millionaire – I’d still be clipping coupons and making beelines for clearance racks. Deal-hunting gives me a sense of control in a world full of chaos, so when Jessie asked me to do a guest post for Trend Hungry’s Sale Rack Skinny series, I immediately answered “yes!”
Here are a few of my favorite tips for sealing the deal:
1. QVC may not be as sexy as Sephora, but they have amazing beauty deals – plus products you can’t find anywhere else. QVC partners with some of the hottest brands in the business (Bare Escentuals, Bobbi Brown, Clarisonic, Clinique, Kiehl’s, Make Up For Ever, Philosophy and Smashbox – just to name a few) to offer ‘Beauty Exclusives’ – new products and sets created exclusively for QVC. Continue Reading
Time for another beauty battle! This makeup showdown is between giving your skin a dewy look verses a matte finish. The two are complete opposites, but beautiful in their own way. And the showdown begins.
A matte finish is an all around powdery, flat finish. Think vintage glamour. It does not reflect light, and usually offers a more flawless look. Often requiring several layers of foundation and power, you can run the risk of sometimes appearing to “made up”. Be sure to choose your shade carefully.
In contrast, the dewy finish carries a liquid sheen to it. Reflecting light in all the right places (cheeks and brow bones), a dewy look gives Continue Reading
Like everything in life, we must learn from the past to prepare for the future. History repeats itself…over and over again, especially in the world of fashion. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend wasn’t just a song popularized by Marilyn Monroe but also the lifestyle of Elizabeth Taylor. With the premiere of Liz & Dick over the weekend (insert opinions on movie here), a Blast from the Past Style Lesson is well deserved. Elizabeth Taylor is a fashion icon who encompassed class, sexiness and confidence in everything she wore. Whether it was a pair of studs, a diamond necklace or a studded headpiece, Liz had an undeniable love for jewelry. Liz would match the elegance of diamonds in a casual outfit of capris, flats, head scarf, and shirt and sport the same jewels with a long flowing gown, kitten heels and fur shawl. Think twice before you step outside in a pair of sweats ladies. Elizabeth reminds us that class is a look that should be carried from day to night. No matter what time of day, you can never go wrong with a perfectly stenciled cat-eye, juicy red lipstick, and loose kept curls. Let’s take a glance at our favorite Elizabeth Taylor looks.
Frizzy hair? Not cute. Washing your hair every day? Not healthy, plus it’s annoying. Shower caps? Um, no. Shower caps allow humidity in and humidity causes frizz. As you can tell, this is the making of a major bad hair day. What’s a girl to do? Use a towel. It will block humidity and keep your locks looking lovely. Do keep in mind that towels are not water proof. I repeat. Towels are not water proof. Don’t stick your head directly under the shower and your hair with thank you.
Finally…it’s Turkey Day! I know exactly what you’re doing right now. You’re either A) trying to regain consciousness and recover from your food coma or B) watching football and pretending like you understand what’s going on…am I not right? What you should be doing is getting ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! C’mon fashionistas, this is what we live for!! Here are 10 of the top sales you can’t miss out on! The majority of these deals are available Black Friday, so don’t waste any time! Get that holiday shopping out of the way and don’t forget to snatch yourself a couple new items too
Woo-hoo! Tomorrow is the big day! Feast on your favorite Thanksgiving foods and don’t worry about a bit of a belly bump. It’s one of the few days a year where you’re encouraged to gorge yourself, and we’ve got your outfit covered. The goal is to be comfortable (without the urge to unbutton your pants) yet stylish, seeing as you’ll be seeing family that you may not see all that often. Plus family loves to take photos, so your looks has to be camera ready.
1. Leggings. Stretch is key. But remember, leggings are not pants. Your belly may be comfy in leggings, but your ass Continue Reading
This holiday season we’re obsessed with high shine and sparkle! Stars like Taylor Swift rocked the trend without looking like a member of the ice capades this past Sunday at the The American Music Awards. We got to see style choices of our favorites in the music industry, past and present. Of course, not everyone’s red carpet look was fortunate enough to crack our top list.
Obviously, we were wowed by T-Swizzle’s beautiful nude dress with gold sequin embellishments, a slicked-back bun, Continue Reading
You read right! Shopbop is having a sale and it starts right now! Beat the crowds, put your feet up, and shop from the comfort of your bed, desk, or wherever you choose, and stock up of your favorites along with some gift-giving goodies. Snag earrings for mom, a Juicy Couture iPhone case for the bestie, and then a few things for yourself. Hello! It’s a sale, so don’t feel guilty treating yourself.