Quick School Makeup: Using Only 5 Makeup Products

W-E-L-C-O-M-E  B-A-C-K lovelies, how was your first of school? Here, the heat is on going it’s not as bad as the past few weeks but it’s still hot – summer is still here, it’s just that school has started. Speaking of school, I thought why not share a quick and easy makeup look for school days. What you guys think, should we get right into this ‘school makeup’ blog. These are just my personal preferences that really work in my favor so I guess this is also kind of my school makeup routine (two in one) ‘so’ if you would like to know what I do to pull myself together in the morning under 10 mins using only 5 makeup products, than please keep on reading:)

5 Ideal Makeup Products: 

  1. BB Cream
  2. Eyebrow pencil
  3. Bronzer/Blush Duo
  4. Mascara
  5. Lipstick

Why These 5 Products ?

 BB Cream who doesn’t love BB creams? Sorry we can’t be friends if you don’t love a BB cream lol  What did we even do before BB creams, I think they have to be the best releases ever in makeup. I choose a BB cream for two reasons; one, that it’s like a all-in-one thing covers, corrects, and brightens. Two, it’s easily blended, which is the best part it saves time  so you can fill in your eyebrows 🙂 Maybelline BB Cream is my fav!

Eyebrow Pencil the reason why I said eyebrow pencil is because YES! I get it, we can not leave the house without filling in eyebrows these days even though, it’s personally not that big of a deal for me to be honest but for some people it is and IT IS kind of important too if you think about it. Therefore, a eyebrow pencil will make it less complicated, since it gives you more control and even if you don’t get it perfect, you can still work with it to make them look presentable. That’s just what I prefer, you can substitute pencil with whatever is easy for you or simply skip this step.

Bronzer/Blush Duo BRONZER is a ‘must’ for me and think everyone, so a nice duo of both a bronzer and blush is the perfect thing in the morning to quickly contour,bronze and give color to your face. With a powder bronzer you can still get those defined cheekbones, jawline, and nose without spending much time on this process. Simply take your fav brush (you use to contour/bronze your face) and apply bronzer under your cheekbones, sides of the nose, and over the forehead/jawline as well, then add a blush color to cheeks (a nice pinkish shade is perfect)

Mascara  who could forget this guy, it’s the secret to making your eyes pop even without any makeup just makes you look more awake, doesn’t it? anyways, keep you ‘fav’ one handy and apply it starting closer to the lash line in a wiggling motion (to give the appearance of thicker fuller lashes and an illusion of having eyeliner)

Lipstick Lipstick Lipstick, don’t skip this step, I prefer you use your fav everyday shade nude pinks, anyone? even if you’re not up for lipstick and lining lips, use a tinted lip balm ( mostly one with a tint of red) it will give your lips such a nice natural color to even out the whole face.

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I know my crazy idea of these ‘only 5 products’ seems very limiting especially depending on your individual style, you might need completely different products or simply need a few more to complete your look but don’t forget my purpose here was to give you a ‘quick’ look for school mornings. With that in mind hope you like today’s post, which was short and sweet but very useful. Before you leave, I would like to know your #1 must have for a school morning I’m just curious hehe so please comment below. Now I KNOW most people can’t do without concealer so go ahead and throw it in and be happy 🙂

 

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Back To School : Tips & Tricks


Welcome back my lovelies … can you believe it? summer 2016 is OVER with school just around the corner and guess what… ready or not it only means one thing, that is to get back into a School Routine, so basically it’s time to kiss-good bye to sleep in’s, lazy mornings/days, late brunches, and beaches… okay! I think you get the point. Some of you are probably already headed to your dorms or just getting ready to leave and the rest of us who don’t have to ‘pack’ our bags entirely because our college is right in our hometown 🙂 we still have to get into the habit of waking up on time and being a bit a more responsible and not the miss the bus everyday, you know. Which is why I decided to share some tips & tricks for back to school rather than simply doing a Back To School Routine which may or may not interest you so without wasting any further time let’s get moving.

WAKING UP oh boy! it all starts here… the struggle is real when it comes to waking up on time either I stay alarmed all night or I sleep away the night, the alarms, the wakeup time, never know ok! for real this is something most people struggle with and ‘if’ you don’t hats off to you 

TIPS/TRICKS :  

 1)  START EARLY that means start setting your alarm at a decent time or whatever time you’ll be waking up for school about two weeks before school even if you fail, you’ll get into somewhat of an habit and mostly it works IF YOU WANT IT TO hehe.

2)  GO TO BED EARLIER this goes without saying but of course we will completely ignore this wonderful solution and stay up till 2 a.m anywaysisn’t sleeping on time even harder than waking up on time lol I think it is. Here’s something that ‘might’ make it easier to fall asleep : DO NOT ! keep the charger next to your bed this just increases your chances of staying on it longer. It’s hard but once you’ve gotten your dose of social media Put the phone far from your reach, At least get it out of your bed

3) SET MORE THAN TWO ALARMS and make sure that one alarm is out of your reach, place it far far from your bed that way you are forced to get out of bed.

GETTING READY so little time so much to do before we can head out the door so try these 

TIPS/TRICKS:    

1) ORGANIZE EVERYTHING BEFORE HAND that means wash, match, and hang all your outfits a week before, (always pick out what you need to wear the night before) Make your everyday makeup products easily accessible separate from the rest of the bunch (put them in a separate organizer/drawer so you can quickly grab anything you need )

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BREAKFAST this is probably the hardest part but also the most important, it might seem easier to skip this step don’t just don’t you’ll just end up being grumpy while hungry so help yourself.

TIPS/TRICKS: 

1)  QUICK BREAKFAST even on your way out take a slice of bread and spread some Nutella 🙂 on it, grab a drink and out you go.

2) THE NIGHT BEFORE if you can’t spare a second in the morning than prepare something the night before so it’s there for you in the morning, like cut some fruits and store them in the refrigerator or better yet make yourself a healthy smoothie and freeze it up and grab it on your way out in the morning. I think you get the whole ‘idea’ of doing everything before hand… that’s the best way 🙂

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#1 Trick: Keep the time on your gadgets (whatever you rely on the most) 10 mins ahead (this will ‘save’ you big time) from the clock in your room to your phone or the watch on your wrist make sure to set it 10 mins ahead you can thank me later lol 

This was meant to be a little blog dedicated to ‘GETTING BACK TO SCHOOL’ and I basically want to you wish you all the best for this coming school year, it can get really stressful but stay dedicated and the hard work will pay off, Hope you all find my tips somewhat helpful, also if you would like a detailed blog on any of the related topics feel free to let me know in the comments.

P.S. I do not plan on putting this blog on a hold throughout the school year at all and would try my best to blog as much as I can.

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100 Followers : THANK YOU

Before anything I want you to know this post is not just to announce ‘100 follows’ on GiltsAndGlamz infact, it’s to ‘thank’ you all for your contribution that made this blog reach over a 100 follows in a very little time, whether it was a through a click, a view, a like, or you’re sweet comments 🙂 everything counts even the tiniest of things I look forward to my blog everyday more than ever now; all thanks to you people, who’ve made it so much fun for me to run a blog I was missing out, should have started this sooner, but better late than never  🙂 seriously… THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE LOVE I’ve met so many lovely people through this blog, seen so much talent, and most of all… I-N-S-P-I-R-A-T-I-O-N. Before this gets too long, let me conclude by saying ‘thank you’ to all of my ‘lovely’ followers. pA-big-thank-you.jpgMany more blogs are coming your way,

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August ipsy Glam Bag

Hey there lovelies… hope you’re enjoying the last weeks of summer 16 to the fullest.  Just yesterday I was like… what? it’s already August already, it IS and it’s time for ‘Back to School’ on that note if you would like me to do a ‘back to school’ post give this one alike’ that way I know 🙂 NOW speaking of August – let’s get into this month’s ipsy Glam Bag (if you are new to ipsy click the link to learn all about it and become apart of it) Before I even tell you or show you this month’s bag, I have to say I love love this month’s bag design here’s why ↓ there are actually two different bags designed for this month.

This Month’s Theme :Sugar Highness’ 

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So this month’s bag is actually designed by our lovely Michelle Phan founder of ipsy, she created this design to inspire the dreamer in all of us 🙂 it is inspiring and so cute! And can we please take a moment to appreciate this dreamy theme.

Now let’s take a moment to come back from dream land … okay! Now let’s see what this bag has to offer 🙂 but first here’s a look at the bag itself ↓

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The Products:

*NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator

I like the size of this thing and I also wanted to try this since I’ve seen so many people talk about the NYX liquid illuminators, the shade (gleam) however, I’m not sure if I would’ve picked this one up myself but it’s nice, plus I love highlighters so happy to find one in here.*Beauty For Real I-LINE 24-7 Eyeliner

Bummer* I broke the eyeliner point umm yeah… but only after I got a swatch for you all 🙂 I had a feeling this thing was going to break lol. There’s not much I can say about it, haven’t tried it before and don’t think I can use it much, though, the swatch was hard to rub off so it seems to be long -lasting 🙂

*Lord&Berry 20100 Crayon Lipstick

Oh! this crayon lipstick color is on point you guys perfect 🙂 it glides on smoothly, perfect to fill in your lips before applying your lipstick or wear it alone, it feels light but it comes off easily, otherwise it’s nice and good size.

*Symphony Beauty Makeup Cleansing Wipes

Hmm… some cleansing wipes are nice, let’s see how they turn out.

*Jersey Shore Mongongo Lip Conditioner

Smells great yummy can never have too many chapsticks counting how many I lose have not tried it yet but seems moisturizing very buttery, where did that come from lol 

That was my second ipsy glam bag and have to say I liked this one so much more than the last one 🙂 what do you guys think? Can’t wait to see your unboxings! See you in all in my next one.

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All About Contouring

 

Welcomed back to my blog lovelies and yes if you’re all about contouring too like all of us you have come to the right place at the right time because today’s post is all about that contour. Only because this post just seems mandatory… let’s be real no makeup routine is complete without contouring let me just contour a little is what we all tell ourselves even when we don’t have enough time to about it all. From big celebrities to Youtube stars to bloggers to you and me ‘contouring’ has become one habit that’s hard to lose maybe because it provides us with the comfort that we can look all sculpted in no time, though, contouring ‘can’ give you that perfect slimed look you desire and high cheekbones, and abs, and toned legs, and basically anything else you wish for to be shaped… contouring can do just that we’ve seen it all over insta and youtube no arguments here, however, that is ‘only’ and ‘only’ if you do it well and yes, it will take practice to perfect it but you can do it. Whether Kim k ‘might’ be or might not be over with contouring, one thing is for sure… this trend ain’t going anywhere any soon, it’s actually made a permanent place in many people’s makeup routines just can’t resist. 

So What Is Contouring ?

In simple words contouring is slimming/enhancing/defining your features like your nose, cheekbones, and jawline. Contouring actually contains two parts or shades; a dark one and light one. You use the dark shade in whatever form you prefer powder or cream powder is easier to work with everyday to ‘hide’ parts you don’t want to be apparent, it basically creates shadows on your face so for example, if you want to slim your nose, you would place the dark shade on the sides of your nose along with the tip. The light shade is used to ‘bring’ out your features, so if you want a certain part of your face to stand out or appear lifted like the highpoints of your cheekbones you would simply apply the light shade there. You blend all of that out nicely and precisely using a flat angled contour brush or sponge and you’ll get a contoured face. Don’t blend it all away and also don’t leave it half blended…  REMEMBER NO HARSH LINES are to be seen, you are just creating an illusion not fine lines to contour. 

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Contouring is not new a thing and also not an old one, there has been many trends within contouring some crazy ones like using anything you can find to contour shoes? Knifes? Then some normal ones like using tape to contour your face very common one and a sensible too. ‘Strobing’ and ‘Baking’ are also in full swing these days, especially, ‘baking’ but I’ll save that for another time, this blog’s focus was ‘contouring’ so there you have it, if I missed any points let me know otherwise, hope you liked my take on contouring, see you all in my next one beauties.:) 

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E.L.F. Contouring Blush&Bronzing Powder Palette Review 

 

Hiii… at the moment I am super excited because today has to be my ‘best’ day for views ever 🙂  yikes I can not tell you how statisfiying it is to see people appreciate the things you do out of pure interest and to be honest while starting a blog, I did not for once imagine that it would become a place of such interaction for me now I know ‘exactly’ what those bloggers/youtubers mean when they say all those things hehe like “their followers are everything” AND NOW… that I’ve gotten my dose of chit chat, let’s move on to today’s review.

The reason why I choose to write a review about this product is… because well, first of all, I have used it so much everyday, second of all, I loved it 🙂 and third of all, it is inexpensive. Good enough? I think so, into the details ↓

e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder Price: $4.00, 3 Shades: TURKS & CAICOSFIJI (MATTE), ST. LUCIA

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As e.l.f Describes it : Create a healthy and natural glow all year long with the Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder. The Blush highlights the cheeks to add a flush of color, while the Bronzer accents and contours cheekbones for beautiful definition. This convenient compact has just what you need to achieve a gorgeous glow anytime, anywhere.

What’s Great About It: 

  • It’s their best-seller
  • It’s often compared to the NARS Contour Blush palette ($49)
  • It’s actually a great dupe for the NARS palette even looks the same 
  • It’s pigmented, easy to blend
  • It’s NOT expensive 🙂
  • It’s the perfect everyday contour palette
  • Reviewed by many youtubers 🙂

When I first got this I didn’t see myself liking it ‘too’ much but when I gave it a second go using the right brush and all I fell in love with it and have been using it ever since as you can tell by the looking at the palette I’ve used up most of the lighter shade compared to the darker one well that’s because I figured the ‘contour’ color was a bit too strong for my liking or to be specific for everyday use, I personally prefer the bronzer color to contour my face everyday and it helps me achieve that perfect natural looking sculpted face. Another thing about these were that they were ‘not’ matte, which to be honest was not really a problem for me, though, in the beginning I wasn’t sure of the shimmer but it’s not too obvious once applied HOWEVER, if you don’t want even the slightest of shimmer, they got you covered with the new all-matte in FIJI by the way I have the one in TURKS & CAICOS.

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Got ‘Turks & Caicos’ because I wanted to be able to use both of the shades to just contour 

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Here’s how both of the colors look on my skin… can you see why I use the blush color so much 🙂 the colors do look a little differ once swatched

And I think that’s about it, in my opinion there’s nothing bad about this palette, other than the fact that it wasn’t matte which is already taken care of hehe all in all ‘thumbs up’ 4 stars ? or all 5 stars ? how about 5 stars 🙂 and I say that you also give it a try if you haven’t… totally worth it.

Leave me your thoughts, questions, and whatever it is that you have to say about this product in the comments below, see you all next time.

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How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

Hello my beauties… hope you’re in your happy place today but ‘if’ by any chance you’re feeling a bit stressed out, this is your moment to relax, go and make yourself a cup of green tea yes green tea, because it is just magical for a more precise answer look out for the post “WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK GREEN TEA” coming very soon, because today’s post is about those little or BIG ugly dark circles that make us look ten years older everyday seriously, I feel like they take away my beauty and this time they won’t go away 😦 If you’re just as annoyed from the dark circles under your eyes then definitely keep reading because today I’m going to share with you some of the best and most effective ways to help diminish or in the least reduce these dark circles they ARE the hardest to get rid of. 

After much frustration and many searches I have gathered some of the most popular as well as effective treatments/solutions for dark circles, puffiness, under eye bags and all that ish. All these tips are simple, natural, and inexpensive cause let’s be real we’ve all tried lines and lines of products claiming to get rid of dark circles and everything, truth is most of them don’t work or the results are not long term emptying out our wallets save yourself some money and check out this list for some natural ways to fix this problem, who knows which one of these could work in your favor consistency is key and there’s NO harm in trying.

5 WAYS YOU CAN GET RID OF DARK CIRCLES 

  1. Almond oil, apply some almond oil under your eyes with your ring finger and gently massage the oil into the skin every night before bed and wash it off in the morning. Almond oil is perfect for the sensitive under-eye area Almond-Oil
  2. Green Tea, see here we go, one benefit of green tea 🙂 when you make yourself a cup instead of throwing out the tea bags keep them in the refrigerator keep storing them in there whenever you have some time take them out and simply place them on both eyes and relax listen to your favorite song or something you can do this everyday.

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  3. Coffee, why not ? when it can wake ‘you’ in the morning, it can definitely do some wonder for your under eyes too right? Take some ground coffee, water or almond oil it’s up to you, you only need a few drops (enough to make the coffee grounds stick) mix it and apply it under your eyes on the dark circles/bags using your fingers (be careful not to get it into the eyes) leave it on  for about 5-10 mins and wash off, do this at least 3 times a week. kave
  4. Cucumbers & Potatoes, Cucumbers are most famous for dark circles/puffiness since they’re so refreshing, soothing, and contain skin lightening properties. Potatoes are just as good because they contain natural bleaching agents that help lighten dark skin while removing any puffiness. If you like the quick and easy way, simply cut 2 slices of either one cucumber or potato and place them on your eyes for around 10 mins (make sure to use a cold potato or cucumber for cooling effects) do this everyday.
  5. Water, the first and last tip to keep these dark circles away in the first place, STAY HYDRATED, STAY HYDRATED it’s the cure for all problems, it can be hard okay very hard to follow this simple tip, I know to get in the habit of drinking enough water try these tricks; 1)Get a cute water bottle and carry it around with you even when you’re home . 2) Make your water colorful and tasty by adding water enhancers/flavorings or even better throw in some fresh fruits. 3) Do it in one setting, just like you do anything else, if you forget to drink throughout the day than choose one time in which you will drink a certain amount of water drink a glass before bed.
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That’s a wrap but I really really hope you guys find this post helpful and that some of these tips DO work in your favor but remember everyday you gotta treat these dark circles everyday and and most of all you have to get your Beauty Sleep everyday as well. I NEED to have your feedback on this so if you try anything that works the best for you please let me know in the comments below 🙂 see you soon in my next one lovelies 🙂

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