DENIM IS BACK

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DENIM HAS OFFICIALLY MADE IT’S COME BACK THIS SPRING SEASON! 

After a recent uproar of Coachella trends, denim is offically back in style and its making it’s mark on the beauty industry.

This smokey eye trend is perfect for that POP of spring color.

The step-by-step image shows you how to get the perfect denim smokey eye- perfect for a night out in NYC, OR if you’re feeling super bold.

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DENIM ON DENIM OUTFIT IDEAS! 

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SAY “GOOD-BYE” TO OILY SKIN WITH THIS DIY FACIAL

Sometimes, all you need is a good facial to brighten up not only your skin, but your mood as well. Having healthy skin is proven to improve your mood, as facials help to reduce stress and improve circulation around your face for a radiant glow that will keep you fresh all year round !

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Do you struggle with oily skin year round, or do you find your skin becoming more oily during the warmer months ?Either way, this easy DIY oatmeal, lemon juice and honey facial mask is perfect for oily skin!!

This face mask is quick and simple and can be used daily throughout the week.

Here’s how you do it — Combine these ingredients in a bowl : ALL IN EQUAL PARTS

  • 1 tablespoon ground organic oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Before applying the face mask, take a washcloth and run it under hot water and place it on your face. This is to help open your pores and help draw out impurities. An alternative to a hot rag is to boil some water, place it in a bowl and make your own facial steamer by hovering your face over the hot bowl and covering the surrounding area of your face, like you are wrapping your face in a blanket. Adding equal parts Apple Cider Vinegar, your favorite toner, or even essential oils such as lavender – make for a quick and effective facial steam !

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Once your DIY mask is combined into a paste, apply this mixture- being careful of your eye area (as anything in or around your eye can cause irritation)

Let it  sit face for 10 minutes, and rinse it off with warm water, patting your face gently dry.

Apply your favorite toner and moisturizer to help hydrate your face and close your pores and TADA! No more oily skin, just a natural glow that does not get greasy or feel gross either before you start your day, or before bed!

 

Give this mask a try ! It’s so simple, and easy  and is perfect for May and the upcoming summer months!

 

-xoxo bri

 

Feature Story- “Industry Take Over”

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Are you a make up lover that is concerned about the price and quality of the products you have been purchasing? I’m  sure we can all agree that we have spent more than $15 on a product we instantly regret buying, and you have two choices use it or lose it. the beauty industry is expected to each 265$ billion by the end of 2017. That is alot of money for over 1000 brands of both drug store, high end and online cosmetics.

Other corporations such as Ulta, Sephora, Mac and even drug store brands such as Maybelline or CoverGirl  don’t necessarily promise their consumers of the good quality in their products, and sometimes things can get a bit pricey.

Today, you can purchase cosmetics or just about anything on the web. From Amazon to Nordstrom.com, online shopping has become the biggest online economy in more recent years, creating an approach to availability and convenience. In any case, compared to its mass-delivered and overrated partners, Karity hopes to distinguish any hindrance between extravagance excellence and reasonable costs.  This company cares about the consumer directly.

Karity is the creation of Isaac Rami, 26, an immigrant raised in the U.S., who lovingly named the company after his wife’s maiden name. Karity, is now two years old , is already achieving seven digits in sales, including selling 71,000 pigmented eye-shadows in the first six months they were released. This online make up company offers ideal and everyday make up products -such as brushes, pallets, eye-shadows..etc.

 

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This company began about two years ago, right around the time when online shopping became increasingly popular.  Online shopping has become a staple, if not a necessity for everyday life. The convenience of purchasing an affordable and reliable product at the touch of your finger tips has grown tremendously in the last few years  Karity promises to produce good quality, and affordable vegan products that continue to satisfy the customer through customer satisfaction and quality. Compared to other online stores such as ColorPop or BH Cosmetics- Karity has affordable prices for similar products such as single eye shadows, or highlighting and blush pallets. This allows Karity to expand and intrigue their customers to purchase and create  their pallets for both quality and price.

In the video below, I spoke with a local beauty lover about the impact online make up shopping, and how they feel about certain brands making an appearance in their make up collection. Other questions asked included- the range in how much they spend on make up monthly, and the quality of their “favorite” brands.

The beauty industry continues to grow and change constantly- the need for new products and change in quality is dependent on the customers specific needs whether that be eye-shadow, a make up tool or foundation. As the industry continues to change, companies and competition begin to arise- Karity, in my opinion will continue to dominate and improve to reach the top of the list in the cyber world. i believe the approach to customers first hand is what is important in creating a successful business that allows room for improvement, hears the customer out and produces quality products that can not only meet the customers specific needs, but satisfy the customer enough to eventually repurchase.

 

 

March 21st, 2017

KYLIE JENNER IS AT IT AGAIN!

with her growing cosmetic line, Kylie continues to SLAY the make up industry.

Recently, she gave previews and released her very own “kylighters”, With 6 exclusive shades that promised to math any skin tone-  KYLIE fans went absolutely  insane on Social Media.
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About a week later, Kylie then revealed another surprise. KYLIE BLUSHES !- yes that’s right, Kylie Jenner has officially given all of us a reason to do our make up everyday.

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As she released on her Instagram at the beginning of the week, these blushes will be launching FRIDAY MARCH 24th. (Don’t miss out!)

start your computers, and be prepared to fight your way for both items before they are sold out, and you have to wait for the DREADED restock!

Thanks KY, for giving me life with both products !

You can purchase your own highlighter here

Highlighter – $22.00

 

3 EASY STEPS TO GETTING HEALTHY HAIR

Is your hair feelings dry, damaged, or dull? Have you noticed a change in the texture or CONFIDENCE of your hair ?

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Creating a hair regimen is just as important in your hygiene routine. For luscious, healthy hair here is an easy INEXPENSIVE DIY hair mask (use weekly) .

 

 

 

STEP 1: GRAB YOUR MATERIALS.

  • 1 AVOCADO
  • 1/4 CUP OF OLIVE OIL
  • 1 TBS OF LEMON JUICE

start off with hair that is about two or three days old. (the natural oils in from your hair will help to enhance the natural antioxidants in this hair mask). mix and mash your mask until it is a chunky/creamy consistency.

STEP 2: thoroughly spread the mixture throughout your hair, massaging it from the roots of your hair to the tips. (yes, it does get messy, but it will be worth it in the long run) don’t worry about the chunks, they will wash out and absorb into your hair! :

  • Let this sit in your hair for about 30minuets- 1hour, depending on the texture of your hair. If you want a subtle shine, leave it in for less time- but if your hair is more damaged and dry at the ends like mine, about 45minuets will be perfect.

beauty-trends-blogs-daily-beauty-reporter-2014-09-03-avocado-hair-mask-applicationSTEP 3: WASH YOUR HAIR. By using a SULFATE FREE shampoo. This will help ensure moisture and not strip the natural oils from your refreshed hair, leaving your hair feeling naturally smooth.

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Once washed, towel dry your hair to remove the remaining moisture- and style as desired. Personally, when doing a hair mask I like to let my hair naturally air-dry instead of applying heat. IF YOU DO decide to blow dry, or straighten your hair- ALWAYS use a heat protectant such as TRESemme® Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave In Spray!

 

Make sure you give this mask a try! I wish you all HAPPY & HEALTHY hair days ! :)

 

-xoxo Bri

 

 

GET YOUR DRINK ON!

Calling all of my WINE lovers ! This little lip tint is making its big buzz around the internet in the last few months.

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BEHOLD: Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint^

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This long lasting lip-tint is deeply moisturizing and pigmented formulated for a perfect lip stain.

Chateau Labiotte Win made loving wine so much easier with these adorable mini lip tints, created with Wine Extract imported from FRANCE (can you say fancy?!, ohh lala)

This product claims to be non sticky, conditioned with nutrients and absorbent, leaving a glorious sheen for your lips that can last throughout the day.

Before applying any product to your lips, for a true result be sure to exfoliate and hydrate your lips for a more perfect application, especially lip stains for long lasting lip sticks.

You can google this product and find either similar or exact duplicates, but check out the link below on MEMEBOX- where you can purchase the original mini lip tint.

Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint -$12 on MemeBox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP 10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MAKE UP AND BEAUTY !

Here are some random fun facts about make up and beauty that you may  have never known before  …

  1. The beauty industry generates $170 billion dollars worldwide.
  2. The global beauty industry consists of skin care ($24 billion), makeup ($18 billion), hair care ($38 billion), and perfume ($15 billion).
  3. The word “cosmetic” comes from the Greek word “kosmos”1, which means “of this world” or “worldly”.
  4.  In the olden days, people wore makeup to frighten enemies, show a social rank or make magic.
  5. Since you wash your hands more than your face, it isn’t good to match makeup to the skin tone on your hands. This could probably make you chose a darker or more redder tone than your face
  6. The ancient Egyptians created the first cosmetics from copper and lead ore.
  7. The first nail polish was invented in China in 3000 BC. Thank goodness the formula has been adapted over the centuries, because this first nail polish consisted of beeswax, gum, egg whites and colored powder.
  8. Women in the Elizabethan era resorted to crazy methods to appear beautiful, from shaving their foreheads to using arsenic and lead to keep their skin looking super-pale. They also believed lipstick had magical powers, and Queen Elizabeth was wearing lipstick when she died.
  9. Apparently, women spend about $15,000 in their lifetime on cosmetics.
  10. Americans spend more each year on beauty than they do on education.

29 Beauty Products That Are Almost Too Pretty To Use

29 Beauty Products That Are Almost Too Pretty To Use

BuzzFeed has generously provided us readers with beauty products that are too lavish to waste. Sometimes, I think certain brands draw attention to their products just through packaging itself. From color changing PH balanced lipsticks with ACTUAL mini flower bombs, to 24K Moisturizers — the beauty industry is continuing to grow in appealing products.

This article briefly describes 29 beauty products that have caught the eye of beauty-beholders from all over the world. Most prodcuts from companies that most of us have never heard or seen before in our local Sephora.

Here are my top THREE favorite products from this article that I would gladly add to my collection:

  1. Skinfood Gold Caviar Toner ($18) : for only 18$ on Amazon, I’d gladly take the free shipping to make my skin feel as luxurious as this product sounds. Russian caviar promotes moisture and nutrients to the skin. (SIGN ME UP! LOL)
  2. Urban Decay “All Nighter” Liquid Fundation ($40): I’ve heard plenty of amazing reviews on this foundation. I am more of a “conceal until its hidden” type of person, but with this full coverage, long lasting foundation.. this product might be my new best friend. Combined with Lock It Setting Powder , your make up will stay all night !
  3. Winky Lux Flower Balms ($14) : These lipsticks are absolutely memorizing. With PH balanced color changing technology, your body creates it’s own perfect pink lipstick. Not to mention the super cute mini flower embedded in the jelly texture. Whats better than a coconut scented lipstick (I am obsessed with anything coconut related) that changes to your body’s natural pink tone!? Everyone seems to be raving about this product- as it ensures moisture, is not drying, and the memorizing effect of the color changing PH technology.

Make sure you check out BuzzFeed’s article on these 29  Beauty Products that are continuing to make an appearance in the Beauty World. You might just find your new favorite product that you will continue to purchase.

 

-xoxo Bri

 

 

IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING ?!

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I am a little too excited while writing this post, simply because one of my all time favorite Beauty Gurus, whom I have been watching on YouTube for years now and admire dearly.. has announced she is releasing her own highlight and contour pallet with the one and only Anastasia Beverly Hills!! IN MARCH !

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Now, while this was spoken of back in January, Nicole released very little information up until now, as she is now starting to tease her fans by posting snapchats of only the OUTSIDE of the pallet (as pictured above) While this pallet is set to release in March, it will be around the 40$ range, available in stores and on the Anastasia website.

 

CAN WE JUST ADMIRE THAT HOLOGRAPHIC SHEEN?! I can only imagine how amazing the inside actually looks. it has been said that we can expect 6 exclusive shades that Nicole Guerrero (I will link her YouTube down below) created herself.

Be on the lookout for this product soon!

Nicole Guerrero’s YouTube Channel