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Allison's Top 9 Nail Polishes Of 2014

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I love trying new nail polishes, but once I find a long-wearing color I will wear it until it is discontinued! From my favorite shimmers to the best top coat of all time, here are 9 of my favorite nail polishes that I've worn all year... 

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Sonia's Favorite Beauty Gurus On Instagram

Instagram is a great place for all sorts of things. My feed is filled with beauty gurus that inspire me every day! Here are my top five beauty gurus to follow on Instagram...

Amrezy / Amra Olevic

Although in no specific order, Amrezy is maybe my favorite Instagram beauty guru of all. Originally from Brooklyn, Amrezy is not your typical makeup artist, she is boss. Now residing in Los Angeles, Amrezy still showcases her New York flair (represent!). Her makeup looks are so varied that anyone with any makeup taste will enjoy her pictures. Besides for Amrezy's makeup skills, she has a killer sense of style. Often times she puts up outfits of the day and links the Instagram page to the pieces of clothing. From her attitude to her makeup skills, Amrezy is the whole package!

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Pantone Color Of The Year 2015: Marsala Beauty & Fashion Pieces

via The World Of Sicilian Wine

Marsala is an earthy, elegant and seductive wine red that is especially perfect for the winter season we are in right now! As Pantone's color of the year, be sure that Marsala will be a arms length when shopping (especially beauty products.) But let me get you ahead of the game!

Bobbi Brown Blush in Berry | Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Bitches Brew | YSL Blush and Lips in Nude Insolent | Youngblood Gel Liner in Sienna | Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in Burgundy | Buxom Lipstick in Runaway 

1. Nasty Gal Laila Dress | 2. Thea Cashmere Circle Stitch Pullover | 3. ModCloth Faux Leather Skirt | 4. Emma Leggings | 5. Nasty Gal Ella Chiffon Tank | 6. Fashion Union Bodycon Dress

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How will you be wearing Pantone's Color Of The Year in 2015?

Holiday Stress? Here's How You Can Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute...

via I Love Wildfox

I don't really have problems getting to sleep very often, but sometimes after a busy day I find myself lying awake in bed for about an hour before sleep. I think we've all been there—it's like we're too tired to even get to sleep! I recently read about this very helpful tip on Byrdie about falling asleep in under a minute and I tried it last night. I can't believe it works. 

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How To Rock Bold Eyeliner

Before I really got into makeup I always wanted to wear bold eyeliners but never had the courage. I thought my face couldn't handle it and I had no idea how to apply it. After playing around for a long time I've come across few ways that anyone can pull off that wild eyeliner they have been eyeing!

via Pretty Cute Eyes

If you are new to makeup or just haven't explored different colors yet, stick with liners that are more earthy. Start with lining them in your waterline or on your lower lash line and once you feel comfortable with that, add the liner to your upper lash line!

Copper | Bronze

During the daytime you don't want to go towards anything too bright or shimmery. Colors such as purple, blue, brown and green are great ways to branch outside the usual black liner but still have that pop! Create a thin line on your upper lash line and smudge it out so you are comfortable wearing it!

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6 More Ways To Use Coconut Oil In Your Beauty Routine

via Everyday Roots

As a college student I always try to find ways to downsize my costs. I've found that coconut oil can cut out many products that I used to buy. Here are 6 ways that coconut oil will cut out some beauty products in your routine!

1. Makeup brush cleaner

If coconut oil is safe to use on your face then it is surely safe to use on your brushes. You will be amazed as too how much product actually is in there! With a little coconut oil all the residue will be sure to come out. Microwave a bit of coconut oil until it is liquified, dip your brushes in the liquid then swirl your brush on a paper towel or washcloth, rinse the brush under warm water then let them dry.

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Sonia's Top 10 Products of 2014

Can you believe that it is already December? It has been truly a life changing year for me and a big part of that was really taking charge and starting my work as a makeup artist. After years of practice I am starting to finally put my skills to use and have explored many different products. These are my top ten favorites for this year...

1. The amount of compliments I get when I wear Lime Crime's Velvetine in Wicked! The dark oxblood color really flatters olive skin tones and makes your teeth look whiter. It is a matte finish that goes on smooth and gives you a great color that lasts all night.

2. When looking for a palette I look for a palette that is wearing, but still daring and quality and Urban Decay's Vice3 palette has everything I ask for and more. The shade that immediately drew me in was Sonic—it is a color unlike any other. If some colors are too bold for your taste, try a bold color on your lower lash line. As you get more comfortable you can really start having some fun!

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