Sunday, April 24, 2016

5 Badass Beauty Looks From Instagram To Copy This Weekend

It' no secret that Instagram is one of the best places to go when you're in need of some beauty inspo. Find yourself in a beauty rut? Scroll through your feed and you'll find something that sparks your fancy. Don't know what look to go for tonight? Try searching beauty tags and a plethora (read: millions) of looks will come up. With that said, to save ya'll the time and trouble, I went ahead and nailed down five ~fabulous~ looks from the 'Gram that will hopefully inspire you to get out-of-the-box with your makeup this weekend.

1. Glitter eyeliner, FTW.
2. When in doubt, throw on some mascara in a high-voltage hue for a healthy dose of ~drama.~
3. La la lashes and luminous skin = always a winning combo.
4. Nearly-noir lips and mermaid strands is something every girl should try at least once.
5. Never be afraid to swap your basic black or neutral shades of liner for a fun pop of electric color.

5 Beauty Buys To Give Your #1 Woman This Mother's Day

Hello friends! Allow me to interrupt your lovely, relaxing—or possibly studious?—Sunday to remind you all that Mother's Day is just around the corner. It's true: two weeks from today, we'll be celebrating the outstanding women who brought us into this world, who nurtured us when we couldn't do it ourselves, who sacrificed so much—the ones who always put our happiness before their own. So, I say it's about time we start thinking about how we can thank them on their special day, don't you? Now I realize not all mom's will share our same passion for all things beauty, but if your mom happens to be on the same page, then I highly suggest you pick up one of these perfect beauty-related Mother's Day presents. Read on for the deets.

1. Origin's 24 Hour Glow ($45) — For under fifty dollars, this gift set couldn't be more prime. It comes equipped with some of Origin's best-sellers, including their incredible Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay. There's no doubt your mom will adore all this amazing skincare items.
2. Philosophy Fresh Cream & Fruit Gift Set ($26) — When in doubt, you really can't go wrong with a set of scrumptious-smelling body and hair products. Can you say spa day?
 3. Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Rollerball Coffret ($56) — Treat your favorite lady to a lavish fragrance set like this one by Tory Burch. Oh and can we just take a moment to admire how stunning this packaging is?

4. Benefit Cosmetics 1st Prize Highlighters ($18) — Give your mom the gift of ~glow~ with this adorable trio of Benefit's best-selling luminizers.

5. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Make A Splash Skin Savers ($10) — For just a mere ten bucks, you get three travel-size products from Tarte's lovely new "Rainforest of the Sea" collection. A pretty solid score, no? This set is especially perfect since summer is coming and your mom will likely want to up the dosage of moisture in her skin.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Five Spring-Perfect Lipsticks To Pick Up, Stat

With winter officially behind us, and our perennially chapped lips finally under control, it's time to do what beauty buffs do best in the spring: buy new lipstick! Countless brands have brought their A-game this year, releasing an impressive array of lipsticks that cater to everyone's pout preferences. Ahead, I detail five gorgeous finds that practically scream, "it's spring!" Happy shopping, friends!

1. Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Mrs. Roper ($21): This face-brightening tangerine hue is bound to turn heads, plus its matte formula is perfect for all-day affairs. Cheers to minimal touch-ups!

2. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Bikini ($22): This high-voltage coral hue instantly brings life to any look.

3. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid in Electric Pink ($7.99): A classic fuchsia shade with a long-lasting, non-drying finish was made for springtime.

4. Burberry Full Of Kisses Lipstick in Rosehip No. 537 ($30): Just because it's spring, doesn't mean you have to retire your moody hues. My tip? Shoot for a more low-key, rosy-mauve shade like this gorgeous (and luxury) one by Burberry.

5. Milk Makeup Lip Color in Name Drop ($22): And lastly, a fiery orange-red for all you super-bold lip lovers out there.