Style-Delights

January 21, 2016

Tutorial: Date Night Glam Look With Neutrogena® #BestLovedBeauty

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias and Neutrogena®. All opinions are mine alone. #BestLovedBeauty #CollectiveBias
A beautiful make up look starts with great skin. I have oily to combination skin, but I have break out problems and the acne treatment (both topical and oral medication) makes my skin very dry. So choosing a facial cream that is hydrating without being greasy or oily and does not clog pores is critical for me. Enter Neutrogena® Hydro Boost! This gel cream is super moisturizing, has SPF 15, feels very light and it keeps my skin hydrated all day. I put it on my neck and face after cleansing my face and my skin feels very soft and smooth. I got mine from Target.
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 Just a dab of Neutrogena® Hydro Boost gel cream does the job. I pat it on my face and massage softly in circular motion. I wait for few minutes before I put on sunscreen and my Neutrogena® Acne Correct & Cover tinted moisturizer.
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Coming to the tutorial- here is a glam look perfect for date night or Valentine's Day dinner.
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Step 1: After prepping my skin with Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel Cream and Neutrogena® Healthy Skin Primer, I start with the foundation. The Neutrogena® shine control liquid make up (color soft beige). It gives me medium coverage (you can double coat it for heavy coverage) and controls the shine and oil on my face.
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 I take a quarter size amount on the back of my hand, dab it in little dots all over my face and use my foundation brush to buff my face.
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Step 2: To set the foundation, I use my Neutrogena Skin Clearing mineral pressed powder with my kabuki style powder brush.
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Step 3: With an angled brush, I fill up my eyebrows with black shadow powder. I really don't need any specific brow product because I have decently thick brows and my eye shadow powder does the job to define the brows. 
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Step 4: For a winged eyeliner look, I start with thinly lining the upper eyelash with my Neutrogena® Nourishing Eyeliner. It comes with a sharpener so I can make the pencil tip pointed for a sharp wing. I also use the eyeliner for the lower lashline into he corner V on the outside of my eye.
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Step 6: After the eyeliner, I use mascara for my lashes. For an extra touch of glam, I love to use fake eyelashes. You don't need to spend a lot of money for them, I picked up mine from Target for under $5!
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If you want to use falsies, just follow the directions on the package. Usually the lashes come with the adhesive that sticks on to your natural lashline. If the false lashes are longer than the length of our lid, you an cut them to fir your eyes. Here, I simply used the adhesive and aligned the falsies with my lashline and pushed gently with my fingers.
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Step 6: I am using a baked blush (mine is from Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten), but you can use any blush suitable for your complexion. FYI, here is a quick tip for you - don't smile when you put the blush because when you smile, your cheekbones go up and you end up putting blush LOWER than you should, thus giving a 'droopy' look to your face as the attention now is not on your cheekbone, but lower on the cheeks. When you apply blush without smiling, the color goes on the right spot on the cheekbones, lifting the face up,
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Step 7: Glide on your favorite red lipstick. For my complexion, I love the red color of MAC Ruby Woo. It is VERY matte though, so I use a lip conditioner or lip balm before applying it.
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To remove my makeup, I blindly trust Neutrogena® make up remover wipes. If you have been a regular reader of my blog, you might be familiar with my adoration of these wipes. They remove waterproof eye make up, mascara, lipstick, foundation with a gentle sweep. I got these Neutrogena® make up remover cleansing towelettes from Target. These are fragrance -free and suitable for sensitive skin too. Neutrogena® make up remover wipes really are the one staple in my beauty products vanity that I can't live without!
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You can see how one wipe took all the face paint off!
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 After cleaning up my face and washing it, I apply Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel Cream to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. You can find this cream and  Neutrogena® make up remover towelettes in the beauty section at Target.
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Have you used Neutrogena® Hydro Boost gel cream and Neutrogena® fragrance -free make up remover wipes? If not, you an pick them up at Target and share your experience on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #BestLovedBeauty
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January 8, 2016

Dressing Up For Winter In Kushyfoot Tights & Leggings

Lands End Car Coat, Lands End Luxe Car Coat, JCrew Striped Pumps, Striped Shoes, Kushyfoot Leggings
 Hello and welcome to this blog in 2016! I have been MIA for past few weeks. Just got wound up in life I guess:-) For 2016, I have been planning a lot of changes to the blog, content and style. Stay tuned!
Now coming to today's outfit, after the mild December, January arrived and so did the polar vortex like cold! But it doesn't mean I have to retire my dresses and skirts. With the warm and cozy Kushyfoot leggings and tights, it is easy to dress up in the chilly weather. I love the diamond pattern of these tights and they have a nice ribbed sole so for a better grip. Kushyfoot has a lot of hosiery footwear options -from trouser socks to knee-high socks and seamless leggings. YOu can buy them at kushyfoot.com or at Walgreens. I have been a fan for a long time and I highly recommend them!
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Lands End Car Coat, Lands End Luxe Car Coat, JCrew Striped Pumps, Striped Shoes, Kushyfoot Leggings

Lands End Car Coat, Lands End Luxe Car Coat, JCrew Striped Pumps, Striped Shoes, Kushyfoot Leggings

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Have a great 2016 everyone! I'm ready for it:-)
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November 30, 2015

Holiday Glow With Olay Skincare + Holiday Makeup Tutorial {Step-By-Step}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayGlow #CollectiveBias
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Perfect make-up starts with glowing skin. No matter what age we are in, taking care of our skin is never too early. I have been guilty of ignoring skin care during my early youth, but now in my 30s, I am paying much needed attention to a sustainable, affordable skin care regimen. I am drinking more water to keep me hydrated, eating healthy and getting enough sleep. For the anti-aging skin care, one of my favorite brands is Olay.  Olay Regenerist micro-sculpting cream is one of my favorite creams to use every night- in fact I hooked my mom to it too!:-) It is light weight, non-greasy and you can see reduction in fine lines around your mouth and eyes pretty quickly.

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Even though I have oily skin, my dermatologist told me that I still need to moisturize my skin. But instead of a heavy greasy cream or lotion, I need a light, non pore clogging moisturizer. That's why I love Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 moisturizer. It doesn't clog my pores, it is fragrance free so it works with sensitive and break-out prone skin.
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As the temperature drops lower every day, and dry weather comes in, I like to switch to more moisturizing body wash instead of regular bar of soap. Olay ultra moisture body wash with shea butter is creamy, feels luxurious and leaves my skin soft and smooth after every shower. Olay products make sure I have my face and body skin moisturized and ready for Holiday glow!
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 As a Costco member, I save money on my beauty products and stock up on Holiday gifts without breaking the bank! The two in one packs not only save me money, they make it easy to stock up on beauty products that make great Holiday gifts!
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Now for a glowing Holiday look tutorial! The first step in makeup is always moisturizing for a dewy glow.
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 Step 1- Base/Foundation
I am using my cream foundation with a sponge. I love the full coverage I get with the sponge and I can control the amount of foundation.


Step 2- Powder
I am using a buffing brush to set the foundation with my pressed powder. Because I have a full coverage foundation, I just need a light layer of powder. 
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Step 3- Eyes
I will be going with bold red lips, so I am keeping eye makeup to a minimum. I love using false eyelashes for special occasions. You can get stick on lashes that are very inexpensive and can give you a glamorous look instantly! After I put on the lashes, I just line the upper lash line with a black eye shadow with my angled brush. I just need a thin line, not going on the lid. Once the 'eye liner' part is done, I use the shadow brush to put a light layer of brown shadow on the eye socket - again not going on the lid. I have noticed, this keeps the eye makeup looking natural (to go well with red lips) but still provides definition to the eyes.
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Step 4- Contouring
I am not a big fan of heavy photo-shoot style contouring that is pretty popular on instagram tutorial these days. It can look little paint-like and if you are not an expert, it actually looks clownish. But it doesn't mean you can't give a definition to the parts of your face. I personally feel I could use light contouring on my nose. So I use the powder (even from my eye-shadow palette) that is 1-2 shades darker than my skin. I use my shadow brush to line the area on both sides of  bridge of my nose down to the tip. Then with a buffing/blending brush, I blend it so it just creates a light shadow to give more definition to my nose.
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Step 5- Blush/Highlighter
I am using a blush with built in highlighter. Highlighter attracts light and draws attention to the area it is applied to. To make my face look slim, I use the highlighter blush on the apple of cheek going up to the ear. BTW, don't use the blush while smiling, as you may end up putting it LOWER than the actual cheek bone position, making your face look droopy! I put the blush in a C shape, from the cheekbone to the middle of my ear, and just a buff at the chin and forehead.

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Step 6- Lips
I am using a lip conditioner with SPF to keep my lips smooth and soft. My red lipstick glides over very nicely after that. 
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 Step 7- Hair
One of the easiest hair styles for the Holidays is loose curls or waves. I simply use my 1.5 inch hair curling iron to curl the ends of my hair.Holiday Makeup Tutorial, #HolidayGlow #CollectiveBias


Now I just need to put on the bling and my Holiday look is complete.
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For a dewy Holiday glow, start with skin and pick up Olay skin care products from Costco. Not only your skin will look great, you will save money on it. I am stocking up for my Holiday gift list:-)
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