Skin Care 101: What You Need To Know

Skincare products can be really confusing, especially if you aren’t exactly sure of their purpose and whether or not your skin type really needs them. Here is a breakdown of each skincare product and when to use them…

 1. Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover | 2. Almay Makeup Remover Pads | 3. MAC Cleanse Off Oil |  4. Neutrogena Makeup Removing Towelettes

This step is meant to clear all of the make-up from the day off of your face and eyes.

Use a make-up remover as the first step, and only if you are wearing product on your face.

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Taylor’s Makeup For A Night Out

I’m pretty adventurous with my style, but makeup is a different story. My makeup for a night out has remained the same for a while now—I stick with a versatile look that works with whatever I’m wearing. I keep it simple and avoid using too much, sticking to the idea of ‘less is more’. I have my handful of trusty go-to picks—and by not overusing them, I have mastered my makeup for a night out!

E Y E S 

I always start with my eyes first. When I go out, I like to make them the most dramatic. A smokey eye palette like Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection always manages to make my blue eyes pop. I use Smashbox Definer Brush #15 for the crease, and Laura Mercier Eye Colour Brush for my eyelids. Then I apply Sephora Collection Color Proof Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black along the edge of my upper and lower eyelids, making sure to apply a little more at the creases. My eyelashes are hard to curl, so I started using Maybelline Volum’ Express: The Big Eyes Washable Mascara in Brownish Black. There is a two-in-one brush for the lower and upper lashes—the lower separates your eyelashes and reduces clumps, and the upper creates a great curve from the inner to outer lashes.

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12 Ways To Style In-Between Length Hair

I recently parted with my long locks and dead ends, and now happily sport a shoulder-length bob. While I miss my longer hair sometimes, this new length is very versatile. If you’re contemplating making the change to in-between length hair, here are ten easy ways to style it!

via The Small Things Blog | Hairpedia Club

1. Wear it half-up, half-down. This can be easily doubled as a casual day look and elegant night style.

2. Braid your hair into a headband! There are tons of tutorials to achieve the same look, but my favorite one can be found here.

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Beauty Review: SHOW Beauty Volumizing Lotion And Texture Spray

While some people choose to splurge on shoes or handbags, I am totally guilty of investing in hair products, skincare and makeup. I grew up in a very rural area with limited beauty options, so moving away to attend college definitely opened my eyes to all kinds of products—and I wanted to try them all! So on those days where I feel the need to treat myself, I will definitely see what’s next on my must-try list. And when Show Beauty sent me these products to review, it definitely felt like a ‘treat yourself’ kind of occasion…

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What To Wear In Europe’s Most Fashionable Cities

There are two cardinal rules when it comes to traveling around Europe. Number one is to have the time of your life! Number two is that you should try your best not to look too much like a tourist! After all, when in Rome do as the Romans do!

Wearing European styles will keep you looking fab and help protect you from pick pocketers or scammers who target tourists. Plus, Europeans are so chic, what better time is there to step up your wardrobe game than when you are vacationing abroad!

P A R I S,  F R A N C E 

Parisians are known for their gorgeous and sophisticated street style. You will probably never see someone walking around in a sweatsuit in France. Get glam but stay comfortable to properly spend your days in Parié sightseeing, luxuriating and shopping.

1. Gingham Shell Top | 2. GOAT Exclusive Redgrave Coat | 3. Kate Spade New York Je Ne Sais Quoi Phone Case | 4. Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Tote Mini | 5. Bobbi Brown Tulip Lip Color | 6. Karen Walker Northern Lights Sunglasses | 7. Tiffany Beads Earrings | 8. Histericks Pointy Toe Flats | 9. Isaac Mizrahi New York Lamis Pump | 10. Minnie Pant

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7 Ways To Use Ice Cubes In Your Summer Beauty Routine

via Fiesty Veggies

Ice cubes are a great way to keep yourself cool during the hot summer months, but did you know that you can also incorporate them into your beauty routine? Here are a few great ways to start using ice cubes in your summer beauty routine…

1. De-puff eyes

Ice is a great way to reduce swelling around the eye area. Wrap an ice cube in a paper towel and lightly glide the ice over your eyes for a few minutes. I also use this trick to help clear up any redness in my eyes. You may want to wear a glove when applying the ice to your skin—it will become uncomfortable to hold the ice with your bare hands for too long.

2. Perk up tired skin

Ice is believed to improve circulation in the skin. The body responds by gradually by sending an increased flow of warm blood to the area. Be careful that you’re not applying ice taken straight from the freezer—extreme cold applied straight away can actually harm your skin. Place the ice in a glass for a couple of minutes and then take to your skin. Also be careful not to apply the ice to any broken capillaries on the skin.

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Taylor’s Recipe For A Perfect, Sunless Tan

Coming from someone with skin whiter than a sheet of loose leaf paper — okay, maybe not that light, but pretty close — I am the biggest advocate for sunless tanning. I’m sure some of you can relate. I’m not one of those people who refuse to go into the sunlight… I’ve been a head lifeguard at a lake every summer for three years, and I’m at the beach any chance I get. But I am one of those people who applies sunblock like a fiend, and have yet to set foot in a tanning bed. Instead, I opt for the safer, easier and more economical route: sunless tanning.

This is my very own recipe that I use in order to achieve a faux, sun-kissed look throughout my summers (and even during the year)! Follow these steps and you’ll literally be glowing in no time, with a natural (and safe!) look.

1) Victoria’s Secret’s Self-Tanning Tinted Spray | 2)  Tarte Brazilliance Mitt Duo | 3) Paula’s Choice’s Almost The Real Thing Self-Tanning Gel  | 4) Sonia Kashuk® Couture Shower Cap | 5) Aromatherapy Associates’ Polishing Body Brush | 6) Jergens’ Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer 

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