A Guide to Makeup Brushes: Which Ones to Use and When

Make Up Brush Must Haves- I’ve had my Flat Stila Brush for 10 years (!!!)

Beauty High

It can be intimidating going into a beauty store and trying to pick out the right makeup brush. With so many options (and little explanation of what they are for) you can feel lost. This is completely understandable, not many people really know what each brush is actually for. We felt the same way. This inspired us to make a collective list of which brush you should use and when to use it.

There are assorted brushes for your face, eyes and even brows. Makeup tools are essential when perfecting your look. A powder brush should be part of every makeup kit. There is even a blending sponge, although it isn’t a brush, it is perfect for having flawless skin. As for your eyes, all of those small brushes can get confusing. We explain which one is for what and why it is ideal for eye shadows, blending, lining, etc.

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3 Tips for “Tucking” a Faux Bob

 

 

Before the "Tuck"
Before the “Tuck”

Bobs. They are the go-to cut for celebrities everywhere. From lobs, to shaggy bobs and faux bobs, this infamous hairstyle is a regular on the red carpet. Celebrity Hairstylist Frank Barbosa who has worked A-listers like Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, and Sarah Jessica Parker shares 4 tips for “Tucking” a faux bob.

1. Shorter Hair. “Tucking” gives the illusion of shorter hair without having to cut your clients’ locks off. Simply take the ends of the hair and roll them under or even over. But why this style? Worn curly or straight, it’s an easy way to re-invent your image and temporarily try out any length.

2. Variety. There are many variations to “tucking,” including a vintage version that includes a flashback to the ’50s or even looks from the ’20s as worn by Nicole Richie. A modern “tucking” includes various textures and angles. Think Taylor Swift. To veer away from a conventional bob, opt for an asymmetrical or A-Line tuck with longer tendrils cascading or by adding a braid.

3. Length = Look. To achieve a faux bob, the hair must have some length (at least hitting your client’s shoulders). It isn’t necessary to have ultra-long hair, just enough length to roll under or over.

Tucking How-To
To start, use a great working hair spray like IT&LY Pure Definition Hair Spray. It allows you to create a smooth finish or enhance texture while imparting shine and a natural hold. To begin, have your foundation ready to go. This means having elements like the part, texture choice or fringe already in place. Loosely gather the bottom portion of the ends of the hair and tuck under into a roll, securing with bobby pins. This is where you can also decide how short or long you would like to go. Remember, for straight hair; opt for a paddle brush to mold a smoother, sleeker “tuck”. Trying this out with a wave? Use your fingers to arrange curls in place (brushing will only disturb the texture).

Once tucked, work the style with your fingers to fan out the sides. Apply a headband or for added volume and tendrils, use the tail end of your comb to lift or pull out shorter pieces. Finish with more IT&LY Pure Definition Hair Spray for shine and staying power. Want more styling options? Add an accessory or even slide the hair behind one ear.

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freshly cropped

Similar experience recently! Chopping it off- 10 inches to be exact was amazing! There’s so many new things I can do with short hair…with the right products of course:)

Keira Lennox

clavicut with highlights

Chopping your hair is such a thing right now, isn’t it? I jumped on the bandwagon late last week, after I realized all those topknots and tortured ponytails weren’t a fashion statement; they were a rut. I needed a makeover.

So I waltzed in to my hair appointment Thursday afternoon and declared to my stylist that it was time to freshen things up with a good old fashioned chop, “up to here.” [Insert dramatic hand-gestures to communicate desired length, somewhere between chin and shoulders.] 

We agreed to compromise with a healthy three-inch snip. “We can always take more off later,” she reasoned. But when she finished, I asked her to lop off one more inch, which removed the last of my layers and left me with a long, one-length bob that falls to my collarbone. Hash tag: clavicut.

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my super simple skincare routine

Sometimes less is more…especially when its less of the yucky stuff in products like parabens and harsh chemicals!

Keira Lennox

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These days I’m really into healthy skin and minimal makeup. My face is at its best with a super simple routine; the more I experiment with products the more aggravated my combination-dry sensitive skin becomes. When it’s angry, it rebels in the worst ways: flakiness, redness, and cystic acne breakouts that leave discoloration behind for weeks.

So for now, I’m skipping the harsh chemicals and anti-aging formulas in favor of gentle, natural products… with high hopes that lots of moisturizer and SPF will guarantee good skin for the long-haul. It worked for my grandmother, so fingers crossed.

Keep reading for a long-winded breakdown of my current short-list routine!

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Healthy Relationships: Where They Begin

Self love

Healthy and loving relationships with others are one of the most important components of a satisfying and healthy life. A variety of relationships bring joy and fulfillment to our lives. In fact, healthy relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners top the list of influential factors of individual’s overall happiness and life satisfaction. Many adults deem the relationship with their romantic partner or spouse as the most important and intimate in their lives and hold other relationships such as the ones with close friends and family in high regard. Romantic or platonic, our personal interactions and relationships with others start by how we see and treat ourselves.

Interestingly enough, the relationship that is the most important is the one that is most often misunderstood, overlooked, or forgotten about. This is the relationship we have with ourselves. Establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with self is the first step in having one with anyone else. Loving and accepting ourselves is the foundation of developing healthy relationships with others. Its also one of the most difficult to understand and maintain. However, the outcome is undeniably worth the effort.

The initial hurdle of developing and fostering a healthy relationship internally is conceptualizing and understanding what one looks like. Developing a positive relationship with yourself starts with increasing self awareness and ultimately getting to know who you are and want you want. Ironically, getting to know yourself and your own wants and needs can be very difficult. Identifying personal interests and clarifying personal goals can be confusing and at times conflated with what others want for us. Taking moments to stop and focus on your thoughts and emotions can help build self awareness which enables the identification of personal desires. Consider yourself often by assessing your personal strengths and weaknesses. Afterwards, work towards completely and radically accepting both. Be patient and loving to yourself by treating yourself and like you would a close friend. Just like you wouldn’t talk badly about someone you love, try to stop your own negative self talk and notice your emotions when it starts to happen.

When I begin the therapeutic process with a new client, I usually start by asking about personal goals and desires for the future. I spend time assisting clients with identifying what they really want (not what others want for them) and what they don’t want. I find that spending time with developing a stronger sense of self and developing self care skills enhances the ability of improving relationship and meeting personal goals. After gaining a higher level of self awareness and self expression, many people find that they are able to stand in their own strength, clarify their identity, gain self confidence, and increase effective emotional expression. These results tend to yield improvement within relationships because loved ones also gain a greater understanding of that person, their needs, and learn ways to meet them.

Our hectic lives and vast responsibilities can easily take priority over personal care and self consideration. Prioritize yourself. When we stop taking care of ourselves, we are unable to sufficiently take care of anything or anyone else. Self care can come in many forms like ensuring physical health and healthy habits, engaging in enjoyable activities, and expressing our true emotions to the ones we love.

To assist with enhancing your relationship with yourself, I am including Virginia Satir’s “Five Freedoms.” Satir was a very influential family therapist who believed that caring and acceptance were key elements in helping people face their fears and open up their hearts to others. I challenge you to explore these freedoms and utilize them within your own life.

Virginia Satir’s Five Freedoms:

The freedom to see and hear what is here instead of what “should” be.
The freedom to say what you think, instead of what you “should” think.
The freedom to feel what you feel instead of what you “ought” to feel.
The freedom to ask for what you want instead of always waiting for permission.
The freedom to take to take risks on own your own behalf instead of choosing of only to be secure.

What do you think about the Five Freedoms and their influence on self love? How did you develop a healthy relationship with yourself and what steps do you take to ensure its maintained?

 

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Dress Up the TShirt

Dressed up Tees!

dreams of designer....

l-163 This look started with the tank top and I decided how can I dress up this very casual top.   Instead of pairing it with shorts, I added mint jeans for a pop of color.  Next came the boots which are slouchy and casual so it keeps the theme of the shirt yet still dresses it up.  The perfect piece is the floral blazer because its fun and funky while tying in the entire outfit.  Because this look is busy and loud, I choose a bag that matches the pants and kept the accessories to just a chunky ring. Wear this to sporting events, out shopping, day time driving. Have fun upgrading your tshirts!
  • Victoria’s Secret Los Angeles Tee
  • Paper Dolls Floral Blazer
  • Supertrash Jeans
  • Burbery Burlison Shoes
  • Valentino Shoulder Bag
  • Oasis Ring
  • Daria Sunnies

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Flat Sandals Gone Wild

dreams of designer....

mickey ears dress.JPG Seriously crushing on the flat masculine sandals this season, so I decided to make a girly look out of them.  By pairing these tough sandals with a midi dress, there is an instant charm to them.  Next, I added the jean jacket to make the look more casual, and finally the mickey hat adds all the fun you will ever need.  This look is even more fun with a fringe bag! Whew if this girl was walking down the street, she would stop everyone.
  • DKNY Midi Dress
  • Rag & Bone The Jean Denim Jacket
  • Alexander Wang Kira Sandals
  • UGG Alia Hobo Bag
  • Nastygal Necklace
  • Adeen Kingdom Mickey Hat

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The Affair of Fashion and Feminism

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