May 21, 2015

My Current Obsession

Have you recently stopped by your favorite beauty store such as Ulta or Sephora and noticed the Good Karma brush is always out of stock? Well honey, it's a good reason for that.... It's freaking AWESOME!

The Good Karma Optical Blurring brush is absolutely great for any liquid, cream or powder foundation , this cruelty-free brush blends and buffs makeup to a flawless finish. The densely packed shape distributes product incredibly evenly. But most importantly it doesn't shed!!!! GET IT ASAP!!!!

Well anyhoo, I hope this helps!

Feb 21, 2015

Cheap Alternative to MakeUp Brushes

If you know like I know, then you know good makeup brushes will definitely allow you to achieve a BEAT face!  Unfortunately makeup brushes are super duper expensive, especially if you're paying for a good quality, shed free brush!

Honestly,  most of us can't afford to pay $60 or $70 for the good brushes from Mac, IT cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Inglot, Urban Decay and the list goes on. No need to worry hunti, I gotcha! I found some great affordable alternatives which proved to be just as useful!!!

Belive it or not, Artist paint brushes are a great cheap alternative to those expensive makeup brushes such as MAC and they serve the same purpose. Go to craft store such as hobby Lobby or Michaels and look for Loew Cornell paint brushes. Loew Cornell brushes are made of goat hair, which is the same material as most good, shed free cosmetic brushes.

I promise you can get a full brush set for less than $20! Well as always I hope this helps...

Dec 22, 2014

DIY Makeup Remover

Most of ya'll know I don't play around about taking my makeup off before I go to bed. Hunti, you don't want that makeup clogging up your pretty skin. With that being said, here is a EASY way to make your own makeup remover right at home. Just 3 ingredients!!!

  •  2 ounces water
  •  7 drops coconut oil (or olive oil)
  •  1/4 teaspoon tear free baby shampoo

As always, I hope this helps..

Dec 16, 2014

Quick Beauty Tip: MASCARA

Everyone who wears mascara will absolutely love this tip! As you may already know, mascara dries out pretty fast, so to fix that It's quite simple. Just add a three drops of Visine (or any brand of eye drops) into the tube, and then rub the wand around just a little to mix together. The Visine softens the mascara liquid, making it apply as if it were a brand new tube! Try it NOW!!!!! 

Dec 14, 2014

DIY: Coffee Body Scrub

Hey there, FRESH FACE BEAUTIES, coffee is already a daily routine for most of you but, honey get ready to love and need it even more. Believe it or not coffee can help to temporarily minimize the appearance of cellulite by tightening the tissue, plus it's a great body exfoliator. So the recipe for this body scrub is as follows... 

  1. 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 
  2. 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar (sea salt can be used instead)
  3. 3 Tablespoons Coffee Grounds (can be fresh or used)
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)

  1. Just mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
  3. Use body scrub on damp skin only, and rinse. 
  1. Makes approximately 3/4 cup body scrub.

As always I hope this helps :-)

Nov 18, 2014

What does "Paraben Free" mean?

I'm sure you noticed that most of the makeup we love and use says it's "Paraben free". Which is probably why one of my lovely readers asked me a good question.....

Q: When makeup is "paraben free" what exactly does that mean?

A: Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives by cosmetic and pharmaceutical  industries. Parabens are effective preservatives primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, moisturizers, shaving gels, pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution, makeup and much more

When looking for a good quality makeup it should be "paraben free" because parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors (an average of 20 nanograms/g of tissue). Parabens have also displayed the ability to slightly mimic estrogen (a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer). No effective direct links between parabens and cancer have been established, however. Another concern is that the estrogen-mimic aspect of parabens may be a factor in the increasing prevalence of early puberty in girls. 

So the next time you walk up to a sales representative for makeup be sure to ask them if the product is Paraben free. The good news it that most cosmetics are jumping on the paraben free bandwagon!

For more info on parabens go to The Good Human