craving: swimming in a river of vanilla and white chocolate. LOL
After spending a great day with my daughter and son and meeting one of my best friends, at our favorite place to sit back and chat a bit, I had to come and make this awesome entry to get every sister out there excited. I need to unwind,and what better way to unwind than to talk about beauty, make-up and style? Are y'all ready for Um Azooz's beauty tips? Well, I should say, SEPHORA'S beauty tips and some of mine. I have this really great book and I wanna share some wonderful, easy beauty tips with you lovely sisters. I hope everyone out there is having a great day, or evening.
Here it goes...
What is beauty?
We live in a world full of beauty. Sometimes it stares you directly in the face; other times, it's a little harder to find. But one thing is clear: Beauty means something different to everyone.
"Beauty is about being passionate in whatever you do - family,life,work. Passion makes people beautiful."
To avoid dark circles and under-eye bags, try sleeping with extra pillows. Gravity helps fight the accumulation of fluid under the eyes.
Red lipstick: Oh how I love thee. Red lips should be the only feature on your face making a statement. Leave everything else light and simple. "It's very chic to pair a red lip with a well-groomed eyebrow, black mascara, and chocolate brown eyeliner,"
Always apply a red stain to the lips before red lipstick. When the color from the lipstick begins to fade, you'll still have a red flush on the lips.
There are so many different red lipsticks out there. I personally, love the blue red. Makeup for ever has a great one. Mufe lipstick in Blue Red 205. Teeth also look a couple shades whiter against this color.
"Always apply your make-up standing up! When you're standing, as opposed to sitting at a makeup mirror hunched over a glass of water, you'll be more serious and you'll apply like a pro."
"If you have a bad breakout, don't wear red lipstick, because you'll be repeating and bringing out the color of the blemishes. Wear a soft brown or neutral color instead."
FYI "The reason women always open their mouths when applying mascara is because when your jaw drops, your eyes open."
DOUBLE AGENT QUICK FIXES:
* Toilet paper instead of blotting paper
* A knife instead of a mirror to check your lipstick
* Nail polish to prevent a run from spreading in your stockings
* Toothbrush as an eyebrow groomer
* Hair conditioner as shaving cream
* Matchbook cover as a nail file
* Brow tint to cover gray hairs or as a root touch-up in between a visit to the colorist
* Pressed or loose powder on roots of hair to absorb grease
* Hand lotion to fight the frizzies
* Cold tea bags to depuff eyes
* Olive oil on patches of ultra dry skin
Words of Wisdom:
"The best quick fix in the world is a new tube of lipstick. Unlike fashion, you don't have to worry about it fitting you. A new color of lipstick will instantaneously change your look and lift your spirits."
"Cleaning your face before you go to sleep is so important because not only are you removing makeup, but you're also washing off any harmful pollutants that may have landed on your skin throughout the day."
My two favorite lipsticks... for now..
I'm having such a good time blogging. Y'all should be scared. LOOOOOOOOOOOOL
For more beauty tips. go here. Little Pink Strawberries
Last but not least
"True beauty is radiant health. Aim for perfect health, and practice balance and moderation in everything you do. Follow the anti-inflammatory lifestyle and you can achieve optimal health and beauty. The interaction and synergy between diet and lifestyle, and our health, well-being, and longevity, holds the key to how well or how poorly we age."
final whisper: getting ready for Wednesday... Weddings wedding wedding... galore...