there are some pretty amazing sales this time of year if you are in the market for a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron. Whether you are looking for yourself or shopping around for a thoughtful gift, now is the time to buy! Of course, looking around at all the options can be overwhelming. I highly recommend that you visit my post “Hot Tools: A Buyer’s Guide” over on Babble for a complete rundown of materials and features.
My affiliate, Folica, is a fantastic place to gather information as well, as they have incredibly detailed buying guides and well organized lists of the top performing products. This week you can also receive $25 off already discounted prices!
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My top picks for tools are after the jump. Continue reading
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If you aren’t familiar with Arbonne, you really should get acquainted with this awesome line. Arbonne was founded in 1975 in Switzerland with the goal of developing highly effective skincare made with the finest ingredients. Arbonne now also offers haircare, cosmetics, and nutritional supplements. I’ve sampled a number of the products and I can vouch for their quality and efficacy. Arbonne is sold through consultants, enabling people to support their families while keeping a flexible schedule. I was introduced through my friend, Sara Hoyer Russell, who is an executive area manager.
Her top picks for holiday gift giving are after the jump! Continue reading
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When you are applying eyeshadow, some of the shadow usually falls from the brush onto your under eye/upper cheek area. This mess is referred to as “fallout.” It can be a major hassle because it’s difficult to remove without destroying the makeup underneath.
There are lots of tricks for preventing fallout. You can hold a business card under your eye as you apply your shadow or even pick up a fancy fallout protector that works in the same way. Another method is to apply a heavy coat of translucent powder under you eye that can then be easily wiped away after you’ve applied shadow.
By far, I find the easiest way to avoid fallout is to just do your eye makeup first. Once you are satisfied with the way your shadow looks, simple use a makeup remover wipe or one of these cool makeup remover sticks to clean up your under eye area. Now go ahead and apply the rest of your makeup including your foundation, concealer, and blush.
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