Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Do you think stripping down can help one's self image or is this a flop?
xox Laura Beth
Hint for contest: Angelina Jolie goes into a lotion coma once a week and saturates her body with lotion...
Monday, June 28, 2010
I have seen a dermatologist but he said taking medicine would be pointless because the swelling goes down in a couple days. So ice seems to be the quickest cure and I will be holding it to my face all day today lol.
xox Laura Beth
Thanks for listening to me vent :)
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I've been dieting and exercising for 2 weeks now and I've lost about 9 lbs. so I was so so excited to wear a tube top I had from about 3 years ago and it fit perfect. As soon as I got in my car my boyfriend called me "Sexy stuff" so I felt like all my dieting, exercising, and getting ready for the night was well appreciated. :)
This is what my eyes looked up close, I used my favorite palette I own from Sephora Collection:
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Cliniques de-puff serum is an instant gratification for my morning eye puffiness:
I'm loving racerbacks right now! I need to get more than what I have, I own about 5. I am using these when I walk and sunbathe and even wearing them out with friends to show off my shoulder freckles. I need more asap!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Ever find yourself in a crafty situation like this? Do share..
xox Laura Beth
Hint for contest: My face is my palette..
Sunday, June 20, 2010
First off I tried the butter in a small area on my arm to make sure I didn't react from any of the ingredients, even though they are all natural, one of the ingredients is sweet almond oil and I wasn't sure if I was allergic to almonds or not. After a few hours I felt the area and it was hydrated. After my test I began to play with all the butters, smelling all the scents and rubbing them on my hands. I immediately showed my mom and she rubbed the lotion on her elbows, because her elbows get really dry. About 2 hours later we felt her elbow, and no joke, it felt like baby skin. So soft, you couldn't even feel the creases in her arm. I was shocked, this butter is way better than any lotion I've ever bought in a store, and I've bought some high priced stuff. I now love that it's homemade and one of a kind. My mom and I placed a butter in both bathrooms in the house and we're going to be fighting over our favorite scent: coconut lime until we need to order more.
The scents are from left to right: Bitter orange orchid, fresh ruit salsa with line, and coconut lime. The butters are so light weight and absorb nicely into the skin. The skin feels smooth and silky for hours.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
This is the same product but it's in a mist form, which is great for the summer heat. This product it great for hydrating your skin and hair on the beach. Plus it's cheaper than Evian water when you compare the sizes. I use alot of Paul Mitchell products. They're salon approved and make my skin and hair feel great.
What products do you use to hydrate in the summer?
xox Laura Beth
Hint for contest: I like variety.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I've built up a huge following over the last month and I want to thank my fellow blogger's by holding a GIVEAWAY!!! There's a catch, the prize(s) are secret and at the end of ever post I make in the future I will be giving hints to what the prize(s) may be.
How to enter:
1. You MUST be a follower/subscriber of my blog (if you're not, follow away) lol. I want to know when you felt most beautiful.. for example "I felt most beautiful when I was laying on my boyfriends hammock and he looked at me and smiled, and in that moment I felt our connection. Nothing is more beautiful then love and the connection two people can share." (true story). Comment your story below for: (one entry)
2. Must make a blog or facebook post about the contest. Sending me proof in your comment below. (3 entries)
1. The contest is international.
2. The prize is top secret and hints will be given in my future blog posting.
3. Giveaway ends July 31 at midnight.
4. There may be more than one winner, I am known for that, but you won't know til July 31st!
I hope the secret aspect will make this fun for all, because I love surprizes!
For those who have seen my other contests, you know I give AWESOME prizes. You WILL DEFINITELY want to enter this contest the prize(s) are worth your while!
Thank you to all my blog followers once again,
xox Laura Beth
Sunday, June 13, 2010
My starting weight is: 112 lbs. (this is in the am before eating).
My goal: 107 lbs.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
As I've said before I freelance, so this month has been a busy one. Sephora also started a new service where we do appointment makeup in the store. We do full face application with the purchase of a $50 gift card. I've been booking in the store left and right. Which is super cool, I love teaching how to apply but being able to bedazzle someone for a big event is what I live to do.
Some Prom Tips and Tricks:
1. Focus on emphasizing one asset: eyes or lips. Either make your lips super duper extreme or your eyes. Ask others what they think your best feature is and roll with it.
Example of fun eyes and nude lip: (Hilary Duff, always love her lashes) Wondering what colors would look best to pop your eyes check out this post: Eye see color!
Example of fun lip and nude eye: (Lauren Conrad) Want to know what reds work for your lip and skintone, then read this post: Holla out to an icon! 2. Always carry a damage prevention kit in your purse with: dental floss/toothpick, touch up powder/blotting papers (all that dancing can make one sweat), clear nailpolish (any run in your panty hose can make or break an outfit, apply alittle clear nailpolish around the hole and stop the hole from spreading down your leg). Mini travel hairspray (Dove is my fav), also a bobby pin and safety pin (you never know if your hair will come loose or a bra strap so it's better to be prepared or help a friend in need)
3. Self Tan advice: For those who decide to spray tan before the event, be careful to not do it the day before, God forbid it doesn't turn out as planned you'll have those pictures for life.
4. My advice: Fake lashes are a must, they make your whole look that much better. (strictly my opinion)
5. Last Minute uninvited face guest(s): For the sudden blemish, which always happens to appear the night before: apply a tooth paste on the area over night. The mint opens the pores and helps cleanse out the problem area while drying it out. Also use a green color corrector to hide the redness and conceal that baby up!
6. Keep your makeup on: Don't forget to Prime and set your makeup! Use a primer to build a barrier and keep stubborn oily areas dry. Then to seal the deal after all your makeup is done, spray your face with a setting mist to keep your makeup put. (My choice: NARS primer and MUFE Mist n Fix setting spray).
And now for fun I'm going to share my prom day pictures: I know I had a famous prom date (That apparently kept taking his clothes off), but let's keep it on the DL. LOL.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
My friend recently got spray tanned and she paid $75, she wanted a nice tan for a vaca we were going on. The tan was done like the picture above, very detailed and one on one. She was impressed with the service, but the end result was a bit blotchy. She felt Snooki-fied! (Jersey Shore Status). She was tan looking but her legs and arms were patchy. About a month later her and I went back to the Tanning Salon she recieved the service at and she confessed her dissappointment in her tan. The manager stated that after a spray tan you MUST TAKE A SHOWER WITHIN 5-6 HOURS, otherwise your body will begin to reject the self tanner, and your tan will appear uneven. She gave my friend a second spray tan to prove the results would improve with her instructions, and this was definitely true. Her tan was so natural and even on her skin tone. So taking a shower is definitely important 6 hours after applying a tanning product in general. My self tanner of the summer is Sevin Nyne which is actually produced by Lindsay Lohan. I could lay out all day and my skin would just freckle. When I apply alittle of this self tanner, it really meshes with my freckles to give a nice and natural sunkissed glow. I've tried Dior Bronze self tanner because someone I met totally raved about it, but she was a golden skintone. My skin is kind of pink and fair as anything. So on me it looked ORANGE. This one is not for fair skin. My favorite self tanner is Bliss a tan for all seasons! This tanner is AMAZING! The product comes out a purple tint on the skin so you can see where you're applying it. (Bad side effect: Don't apply around white walls, you'll find yourself wiping it down with windex later, lol). This tanner takes about 2 hours and then your tan. I usually do it at night and wake up in the morning a different tone.
The Kardashian's created a self tanner, it's in the lotion form. I haven't had a chance to try it but someone I know used it on their face and it looked awesome. Keep in mind she has very olive Italian skin. A client at my job said the product smelt "atrocious," but I smelt it and the product doesn't even have a scent, so hmm.
Another huge self tan rule: EXFOLIATE! Not the day of, but the day before so your skin has time to relax. Exfoliating your skin the day before will help for a more even tan. The picture above is an awesome scrub by Fresh, the brown sugar is a natural exfoliant. From my experience be becareful when using this product, it makes the shower floor slippery.
So when you're not soaking up the the vitamin D while sunbathing, self tanners can be a quick trick to faking a glow. Do you have any self tanning tips, and what are your favorite products?
xox Laura Beth
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I had a lazy day yesterday and threw an all girls BBQ at my house with some close girlies. After laying out by the sun all day I had no energy to do my makeup, but pushed myself to do so anyway because I was hanging with my man. I was with him for 4 hours and took my makeup off. (Such a waste of time, the things we do to look good for our men! lol). So today when I woke up for work I did not feel like doing my tedious routine again, so I decided to throw on a pair of quick end lashes to save time. It turns out I loved them! Plus I can re-use them and wash them with warm water. I'll save so much money by wearing these on my off days.
The lashes are just for the end of the lash line. I wore on my regular lashes: Sephora lash primer, CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion, and then MUFE Smoky Lash.
This is what they looked like:
I'll definitely be trying more lashes now, I've been so in love with Ardell 105 individual lashes, that I never tried anything else. But it's nice to switch it up.
Close up: The lashes are Sephora flutter faux lashes, but I've had them for so long and never tried them til now. Unfortunately the lash was discontinued so I need to find a similar type in another brand.
Do you have any favorite false lashes?
xox Laura Beth
Monday, June 7, 2010
I know other famous people have come clean about using pee as a cure for things. After a bit of research I found out that baseball player Moises Alou pees on his hands to cure his calluses. British actress Sarah Miles has been drinking her pee for 30 years ((GAG)). Plus former Prime Minister of India, Morarji Desai also drank pee. According to my research, by a study done at the University of Castleton, morning urine can actually cure jet lag and produce the feeling of a good night sleep. (I don't want to know how they found this research to be true! Interesting but, ew.) Apparently pee can soothe calluses, soften skin, cure athletes foot, and improve your energy after a long flight. Although this information is interesting I will definitely be sticking to my morning cup of coffee!
How far would you go for beauty, if you heard pee could cure aging, would you drink it?
xox Laura Beth
Disclaimer: I am in no way saying pee should substitute medicine.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Also today I get to wear flip-flops to work for an event. I did my nails with Sephora O.P.I. Arm Candy and striped my nails with a black precision nail design. I did it kind of quick, so one side is alittle thick, but what can you do.
Yesterday I did more Prom makeup and I will updating with some prom tricks and ideas, plus pictures ;)
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Benefit Sugar Bomb is a gorgeous peach color, believe it or not it kind of reminds me of NARS orgasm on my cheeks but a bit more coral. I find alot of brands try to hit the NARS orgasm mark, but none are exact. One Hot Minute is a bronze sparkley highlighting color, looks great on the cheekbone. Tarina Tarantino is a new line in stores, she inspires me with her glitter and fun packaging. The colors are Candy Cameo (pink), which is a seasonal color, and Chain (grey) from her original collection.
This is her packaging:Makeup Forever has a great contouring palette, they shade the face so nicely (doesn't work on all skintones though). The orange shadow is also MUFE no.18, and the star powder no. 953 the two together are gorgeous.This is Makeup Forever's new Aqua Creme lip/cheek/eye color no.7 (hot pink), I plan on wearing this Saturday with a smoky eye pairing, so excited to do it. The blue shadow is by Urban Decay "Electric" wanted this color for a long time, it's so fun!
Look how awesome the pigments are on all these eyeshadows, this is one layer:
Nail prints are kind of trendy right now, they peel onto your nail and you file off the excess print. This way you can have funky nails in a jiffy. I need to play around with these alittle bit more before I perfect their application process though. I thought this pattern would look super cute for 4th of July! Also Living Proof is a hair brand I've been using for about a month now. I blogged about their Hair Thickening Cream awhile back and was excited to dive into more of their products. This one is their Frizz Solution styling spray for fine to medium hair. I'm excited to try it tomorrow when I blow out my hair. Plus lately the weather has been so bi-polar, one second it's thunder storms and a couple seconds later there's sunshine and rainbows, so this styler will hopefully tame my hair in any condition.
This is Toki Doki's nail filer and from Sephora O.P.I. spring nail polish collection "Teal we meet again." My friend was wearing it on her toes and it looked awesome!
Alot of new stuff, and I can't wait to play with it all tomorrow! :)
xox Laura Beth