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10 Favorite Beauty Hacks

Hello beautiful people!

I thought I would bring you a list of my favorite beauty hacks! These are tricks that I use when I am pressed for time, or I forget certain products at home. I made this visual list of tips to help illustrate my points! Make sure to read below the infographic for further explanation of the tips!

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Ok let’s break this down.

1) Scotch tape for creating a clean makeup look. I use this method to get that nice and crisp line for my eyeliner and eye shadow. Follow the shape of your lower lids to create the perfect dramatic line. This is my go-to trick for a night out with my friends.

2) Eyelid primer under concealer helps eliminate creasing under the eyes. Also, make sure that area is fully moisturized, this will also prevent creasing.

3) Use mascara as eyeliner when you have misplaced your regular gel liner. Simply dip an angled liner brush into your mascara tube and apply like you normally would with gel liner.

4) Use concealer as eyelid primer when you run out of your favorite pricey eyelid primer (mine is Primer Potion!) or you feel to lazy to pull your primer out of the drawer.

5) Use anti-chafe gel as face primer in the event that you do not pack your beloved Porefessional primer in your suitcase, but have somehow remembered anti-chafe gel haha. Priorities people, priorities.

6) Use a clean toothbrush to exfoliate lips when you feel your lips resemble the Mohjave desert. I am an exfoliating junkie. I use a nice clean toothbrush (not the one I use on my teeth, you weirdos) and scrub off the dead skin with vaseline.

7) Set lipstick with translucent powder to give your lipstick extra staying powder. Tap it on top of your lipstick and blot blot blot! This step can also be used to transform any lipstick to a matte formula.

8) Use lipstick as a cream blush when you leave the house looking like Casper’s long lost cousin. Give cheeks a little pop by dotting them with your favorite coral or pink lippy.

9) Grab a toilet seat cover and blot your face to avoid looking like an oil slick. I have especially oily skin, so I try to keep oil blotters on me at all times. In the times that I forget my trusty little blotters, I utilize the crap out of those toilet seat covers. Did you see what I just did there? Haha, pun intended.

10) Use a white pencil or base to make eyeshadows really pop out. This especially important if you have a deeper skin tone. It makes a world of a difference to apply a white base before you apply that hot pink shadow. Just do it, trust me.

 

I hope these helped you all out. Let me know about your favorite beauty hack! I’d love to learn some new ones!

xoxo

Simone

Ouidad Curl Souffle Review

Hellloooooo people!

I have returned to the blogosphere! I had taken a lengthy hiatus from the lovely world of blogging because I was thousands of miles away in the enchanting seas of Europe. Now, I realize that this experience was no excuse to stop blogging, but I was just so dang busy. Never to fear, I am back with lots of exciting new products to review and talk about. Also, keep an eye out for an “International Curls” post for tips on curl care and maintenance while traveling. Here is a pic of my friends and I in France.

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I’m the curly one in the middle. A good day indeed

Now, on to the important issue of the day… this review! I was beyond excited to see that I had received a new product from Ouidad when I returned home from my trip. Their new line of “Curl Recovery” products have left my hair feeling soft and hydrated, so I was extra jazzed to see another new edition to the line. The newest edition to my ever-growing family of hair products is called Curl Defining Style Souffle

Curl Defining Styling Souffle

Image via Naturallycurly.com

Whoooooaaaaaa girls! I have to say that I luurrrvveee this product. I love the creamy consistency and yummy sweet smell of this curl souffle. It made my hair shiny and soft and really curly. I have very dry ends because I don’t feeling like parting with length (even though I really should). My hair drink this stuff up like crazy. I used it in conjunction with the Ouidad Whipped Curls Styling Primer and Ouidad Cleansing Oil, which are both part of the Curl Recovery Line. This was a winning combo. I loved running my fingers through my moisturized curls and they way bounced freely in the wind (Ok that was a little corny!) Check them out!

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So happy with my haiirrrr

In lieu of this phenomenal new addition to my hair care fam, I have decided to make a rating system, so you can see how these products stack up against each other. The categories are things that I always look for in products, and will be rated from 1 to 10.

Hold/Control, Softness, Frizz, Smell, Consistency

I would rate the Curl Defining Styling Souffle like this:

Hold/Control: 8

Softness: 7

Frizz Control: 8

Smell: 7

Consistency: 8

I hope that rating system has shown you guys how much I love this product. So much definition and bounce in my usually dry and unruly curls.

Check out some more pics below (straight flexin’ for the camera haha). But come on guys, you know when you have that magically awesome hair day, you take allllll these pics to document the momentous occasion. 

Curl Souffle After 2

After abour 5 hours of air-drying

Curl Souffle After 1

Ooh girl, them curls!

 

What do you guys think? Would you try this product? It is definitely great for summer weather. If you are interested, you can buy it here (just click the link).

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, leave a comment and let me know YOUR favorite summer hair product!!!