Mastering the Art of Light – gloMinerals Contour Kit

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Believe it or not, facial contouring is actually pretty easy! That’s of course if you have the right tools. Have you ever tried to sculpt cheek bones, or highlight around your eyes? If so, then you have done contouring before. When you have the right products, the effort is minimal! I am so happy to tell you about the new Contour Kit from gloMinerals! I have been anticipating the arrival of this kit for some time now. Well, I have tried it and I’m in love!

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Lip Obsession

For the most part, I have been pretty open about my obsession with full lips. Aside from it being the newest beauty trend, I have always thought that voluptuous lips are beautiful. They represent youth and health, and they are downright sexy. Its also no secret that I myself, have thin granny lips, and I’m not proud of it.

I have taken every measure possible to plump my pout. Some quite painful, and others just didn’t budge my volume. The most drastic change was from an injection (Belotero) at a local medi-spa, and it seemed to work beautifully…for about a month. Would I take such a drastic measure again? Probably. It was a little painful, very little recovery time from swelling, but next time I would certainly try another brand of filler. I liked that no one really noticed, because it was very natural looking. Yet, I didn’t feel like it was worth the expense. I expected it to last much longer than it did. I should also mention that everyone’s body processes fillers at a different rate, some lasts longer than others due to how it metabolizes within your body. It is a very safe solution, made of hyaluronic acid and numbing solution. It feels very soft and natural. This is not the ideal filler if you are looking to achieve the duck face! That’s a good thing though.

Looking a little haggard here after the injections. Little redness, no bruising, and a little swollen.
Looking haggard here after the injections. Little redness, no bruising, and a little swollen.

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Best Foundation: glo-minerals Pressed Base

The first time that I ever used gloMinerals Pressed Base foundation was when I was 16 years old, and it’s a makeup product that has stayed in my bag throughout the years! It has surpassed the way any other foundation looks and feels on my skin. So, to do a spotlight on this awesome product is an obvious choice!

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This is coming from a girl who has worked with other mineral makeup lines, has tried it all, and knows the FACTS about why the gloMinerals foundation is so far beyond what the others can do. When I say facts, I am referring to the ones right there listed on the box, written in black and white. INGREDIENTS MATTER! There are a few common ingredients in some of the most well known mineral makeup lines that contain skin irritants such as bismuth and talc. The most common reactions to these cheap filler ingredients are itchiness and dry flaking skin. GloMinerals stays true to the top of the line ingredients, and DOES NOT contain these irritants or any perfumes. Instead their goal is to provide unsurpassed coverage that nourishes, corrects and protects skin.

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Beauty for the Bride

So, you’re engaged! Now what?

There are a few MAJOR beauty insider secrets to being a glowing beauty on your big day! Or hey, maybe you just want to look this good all the time? Either way, I have some suggestions to feeling your best when that day comes…

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WELLNESS

Lock down your health and fitness plan right away. If you don’t feel one hundred percent, then you certainly won’t look it either. What I’m saying is to start eating healthy, and figure out a whole foods diets within your caloric needs. The best foods for your skin are healthy fats, and those that contain lots of water and vitamins. See my other article on what foods are the best for you skin here. Also, have a good sweat session for at least 20 minutes a day! Sweating out toxins in your body is the best inner cleanse there is, forget about the fad diets! Tone it up with strength training to lose extra unwanted pounds. Find your comfortable weight and learn how to manage it throughout your engagement. Do NOT try radical diet and exercise programs, they are temporary solutions and will most likely make you look exhausted and HANGRY. (Not sure what hangry is? Look it up)

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What is a Beauty Blender?

beauty blender I’ve really been wanting to try a Beauty Blender for the past few months, but I’m so in love with my actual brushes that I couldn’t find a good enough reason to purchase one for myself. Then by surprise, I received one in my Birchbox! For those of you who don’t know what Birchbox is, it’s a monthly subscription to a little goody box of skincare and makeup samples so that you can try the newest items in the beauty world. I’ve found so many new lotions, hair products, and other goodies that I would have never known about otherwise, and I think the $10 a month is definitely worth it.Read More