My Philosophy...Lip Gloss

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 6:29 PM

So I have this philosophy...lip gloss that is ah-mazing! When I say ah-mazing, I mean it. This gloss is probably the BEST tasting gloss I've ever had on my lips, and not only does it taste awesome, but the shine factor and tint of color are just perfect!

I'm an addict with lip glosses; yes I said it, I'm addicted to lip glosses, so sue me. I probably have about 20 different glosses in my bag as we speak, and that does me NO justice of what's in my 3 make up bags at home PLUS the cosmetics bag I have hanging in my closet. 

So now that I've told you my lip gloss addiction, I think you will become one too if you try this gloss for yourself, and being a lip gloss addict is not a bad thing. Personally, my fave is vanilla birthday cake because I LOVE love love birthday cake flavor anything. Birthday cake ice cream, birthday cake cupcakes, birthday cake pancakes, birthday cake you name it, I LOVE it, including philosophy's vanilla birthday cake gloss.

If birthday cake is just not your thing, well maybe mimosa or melon daiquiri is? They have some pretty awesome flavors and colors, rasperry sorbet anyone? And what's really great is I order these ALL the time from...well you guess,! Order yourself a beauty treat, we have flavors like cinnamon bun (YUM!), cocount frosting, rasperry sorbet, and my fave...vanilla birthday cake. So pucker up and enjoy!

Beauty How To: Bronzer

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 6:29 PM

Bronzer...the better way to tan! I used to fake and bake a ton...that is until I learned to use bronzer, and that's without lookin' like Snooki and the rest of the Jersey Shore crew. I'll admit, practice does make perfect and a little play with product helps with figuring out what works best on your skin, but trust me, this type of 'fake n bake' is way better than sitting in a tanning booth or laying out in the scorching sun.

There are gels, lotions, sprays, powders and the list goes on and on. It takes time and patience to figure out which products work best on you. Some products may work great on your body but just don't do it for your face and vice versa. I guess that's why they do make face bronzers and body bronzers & self tanners.

Personally, it's all about a perfectly bronze face for me in the summer! 

I love Lierac bronzage intense refreshing creme gel (plus it has SPF 10). This gel absorbs quickly and I love that it has SPF 10 to help protect my skin from UVA & UVB rays. It's lightweight and oil free plus it has 'ultra-tanning spices and skin-repair cactus fig extract'. For added color, I sometimes use a powder to finish off my look, Bronze Goddess soft duo bronzer by Estee Lauder makeup works great!

Do you have a bronzing beauty routine? Comment below & let us know!

Beauty Inspiration: Hunger Games

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 6:27 PM

The recently released movie, Hunger Games, has been a very much talked about topic the last week or so. I just had to incorporate it into our company blog. Not only are people in the office heading out to go see it but telling me I must must must go see it too! I'm not usually into these type of movies, but after watching the trailer, I did get inspiration for a post of beauty trends in the movie. You may think I'm joking, but read on to see what I mean. There are some really great beauty trends that are totally wearable.

Let's start off with the first beauty trend. Katniss's 'girl next door' natural, loose French braid. This thrown together look looks amazing on her and it's pretty easy to try for yourself too!

Gold glamour anyone? Lenny Kravitz does an amazing job at wearing the gold glitz on his eyelid and has inspired a little gold glitz into my daily routine. Now, on the hunt for that perfect gold, I think I may try a golden gloss by Yves Saint Laurent in simply gold. That gloss will literally wrap anyones lips in a glamorous shine and forms a mirror-effect on the lips!

Fierce Femme Nails! This movie had some seriously stunning nail art we cant ignore. Between Effie Trinket's nail art and Katniss's nails with little flames on them, these looks call for bright, bold, quality colors. Dior Vernis nail lacquer colors in smoky black, blue denim, gruau, purple candy, and trafalgar can be worked together. We've found sound great tutorials on Youtube on how to get those looks, so be sure to search the Hunger Games nail art for the perfect nail tutorial that's just right for you!

Pleasant Pastels were worn in a 'way out there' sort of way, especially on Effie Trinket, but you can definitely use products like Yves Saint Laurent's ombre solo eye shadows. Wear YSL ombre shadows in glacier blue, satin rose or nordic pink to get a toned down, pretty pastel look inspired by Effie T. 

Volumunious Hair was a big, big hit, there's no doubt there. Pump up the volume and add layers of body to your hair with products like Bed Head superstar volumizing hairspray or even Big Sexy Hair volume products. Get creative, wild, and have a blast!

Do you think you will try any of these trends from the highly anticipated and talked about movie, Hunger Games?