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60 Eyeshadows to Take Your Look From Day to Night

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We’re use to seeing “naked” or “smokey” eyeshadow palettes but there’s a bit of a gaping void when it comes to eyeshadow palettes that can take your look from day to night in an instant. This  BH Cosmetics 60 Color BH Day and Night palette fills that void with its newest palette and gives you 60 shadows to play with for only $21. Our bottom line really loves that price… that and we happen to think BH gives good palette.

We’ve recently come to the conclusion that you can never have too many eye shadows. We’ve also come to the conclusion that we have been buying way too much makeup lately. If you’re like us (chances are that this is true, you’re reading a beauty blog after all), consider making an exception for this palette.  We were impressed with its stand out color selection, and amazing pigmentation for just $21 bucks, that’s $0.35 per eye shadow!

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Considering Laser Eye Treatment?

Much like my wish for curly hair, I wanted to wear glasses when I was younger. I would wear cheap glasses from the drugstore just for fun. As I got older and picked up my first pair of reading glasses for working on the computer, I was excited. Finally! I have a legitimate reason to wear glasses! That excitement wore off real quick when day in and day out of wearing the glasses became uncomfortable.

Now that I’m even older and noticing my eyesight deteriorating a bit, I’ve started looking into other options like laser eye treatment and weighing the pros and cons of my options. I’m a little tired of squinting my eyes all the time but don’t want to wear glasses all day or have to put something in my eye. Just the thought of contacts make me squirm!

In looking into laser eye treatments, LASIK is one of the most popular types of treatment and the option I’m considering. The great thing about this is improvement is immediate with the ability to drive or return to work within 48 hours. The results can be precise and one of the surveys I read says patients saw an improvement of 90% and up after the procedure. I like those odds!

Have you had a laser eye treatment? Which type did you go with and what were your results? Let us know in the comments.

Fun Job! Become a Makeup Artist!

Their work is at the Emmy’s. You’ll see their colors during New York Fashion Week. Their contour is on every Kardashian. Whether you are consciously aware or not, makeup artistry is everywhere. With the boom in the media industry, from reality television to social media, In Style to Life & Style, this career brings a lot of exciting opportunities, which is why it’s so in demand!

At Chic Studios NYC, a leading makeup school in lower Manhattan, the goal is to make every aspiring makeup artist prepared to tackle a challenging, yet inspiring and creative career! Chic Studios NYC educates beginners and advanced makeup artists looking to be the next Scott Barnes or Pat McGrath in their brightly light studio.

(Chic Studios NYC)

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Beachy Waves in the Fall with Paul Mitchell's Ultimate Wave

We may be in the beginning of fall but in our neck of the woods, it still feels like summer and we’re rocking beachy waves thanks to Paul Mitchell’s Ultimate Wave. It’s a cream-gel that helps smooth hair while conditioning it and giving it texture, keeping it touchably soft and frizz free. Curious about this wonder cream-gel? Find it at a salon near you.

That, ladies, is how we like our curls. How about you? How do you like to rock your curls? Share your curl confession with Paul Mitchell on Facebook!

Wake Up Your Makeup Routine with the Almay Wake-Up Collection

Not everyone has the benefit of a good, solid 8 hours of sleep every night but with a little makeup in the right places, we can fake our way through the day. Almay Wake-up Collection is all about looking radiant and well rested. All of the products are infused with caffeine to improve circulation and energize your skin. Instantly wake up those tired eyes and brighten your complexion!

Let’s take a look at a few products from the collection:

Almay Wake-up Liquid Makeup – this foundation energizes skin and instantly boosts hydration by up to 132%. It comes in 6 shades and gives skin a soft, luminous finish with lightweight coverage. On days when you want to lighten up, make your own tinted moisturizer with a buzz by mixing a few drops into your daily moisturizer.

Almay Wake-up Eyeshadow + Primer – this vibrant eyeshadow palette comes with a primer on the left and a trio of eyeshadows in vibrant shades to make your eyes pop. The primer is caffeine-infused and helps the color last all day. This eye shadow and primer palette comes in 3 shades.

Almay Wake-up Eyeliner + Highlighter – this dual ended eyeliner seals the deal and helps awaken tired eyes. One end helps the define your eyes and the other adds light and completes the look instantly cooling and refreshing. It comes in 3 shades. Try using the highlighting end on your brow bone and inner corners of the eye for a well-rested look.

Almay Wake-up Blush + Highlighter – this blush and coordinating highlighter come with a brush to help you sculpt and highlight cheeks in one swoop. The blush also comes in 3 shades. Want a little more highlighting action? Use the highlighter on its own down the center of your nose and right in your cupid’s bow.

You can find the Almay Wake-up Collection in stores now. What is your makeup trick for faking a good night’s sleep?

NOTE: This is post is sponsored by Almay but all opinions are my own.

Revlon + Product Girl on the Burgundy Lip for Fall (+ giveaway!)

Once fall hits, I crave a deep lip. I can’t think of a better pairing with the crisp colorful leaves and cooler air, can you? Lucky for me (and you!), a burgundy pout is once again a fall beauty trend. Honestly, of all of the Revlon videos we’ve brought to you this year, the one we’re featuring this month is our absolute favorite. Revlon equipped us with a few products to show you how to wear a burgundy lip. No surprise, this look is all about the lip. The products I used in the video: include:

  • Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Black Cherry (love this classic shade!)
  • Revlon® ColorStay™ Smoky Shadow Stick in Flare (lilac/smoky plum)
  • Revlon® ColorStay Overtime™ Lengthening Mascara (black)

Black Cherry is delicious — it looks like a deep brown burgundy in the tube but goes on much lighter on the lips. It can be more subtle if a slightly stained look is more your style. Or, layer it on and be bold! Make sure to click on the video above and check out how I wear it, along with the lilac side of Revlon Smoky Shadow Stick.

Because we love this product so much, we’re giving away 10 tubes of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry! Leave a comment on this post by Thursday, September 27 and let us know your thoughts on a burgundy lip for fall. We’ll pick 10 winners from there!

For more burgundy lips, click on over here to see the other Revlon bloggers in action.

NOTE: Click on the video image above to watch on YouTube.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Revlon has contracted us to develop videos each month to highlight trends on InStyle.com.

Elite Serum – A Doctor Recommended Alternative to Botox

Every now and then we find items that are coming across social media channels faster than an Olympian Sprinter.  This week’s winner:  Elite Serum.

Elite Serum is an alternative to botox injections that works to force skin rejuvenation at the cellular level.  Recommended by a Doctor from the University of Kansas, Elite Serum works to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, and even dark circles that form around the eyes and forehead.  We noticed the popular facebook page of Elite Serum and took to the web to find out more information – and we were impressed!

Elite Serum is mentioned on a number of skin care websites and gets high ratings from consumers.  It’s also among the top selling dark circle treatments DAILY on Amazon.com, the world’s largest shopping portal.

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Look Thinner in an Instant This Summer

If you’re worried about your wobbly tummy or curvaceous bottom – fear not! The right attire can flatter your figure, so here’s how to look thinner in an instant.

Dress for your body shape
Whether you’re a size 22 or a size 12, it’s essential to show off your body shape. Select clothes that enhance your silhouette and don’t squeeze into anything too small – as this will make you look bigger. Wear a structured jacket to disguise a flabby torso, stick to A-line skirts if you hate your thighs and wear belts to show off a slender middle – it’s that simple. Many clinics offer tummy tuck surgery, however, a well-stocked wardrobe can work wonders too.

Wear the right underwear
Massive melons can make you look bigger than you actually are, so why not buy a minimizing bra? These fantastic boulder holders will keep your puppies under control and will help you wear glamorous tops with confidence. Breast reduction surgery can improve your assets, but the right lingerie can shape, mould and lift your jugs. While you’re in the underwear store, grab some support pants (AKA Bridget Jones knickers) too. They might not be the most attractive things in the world, but they’ll help slim you down.

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Garnier Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment

Argan Oil is pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to my hair, a few drops of it before blow-drying makes a world of difference in the look and feel of my hair. What is not the best thing ever is the price tag associated with that little brown bottle. Now you can trade in that bottle for a new amber colored bottle, Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment, that does everything the other oil does but for a fraction of the price.

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment will be your hair’s new best friend. There’s so many ways to use this oil and it works on all hair types. You can use it in the shower; just take a few drops and add it to your conditioner for an extra boost. Use it on wet hair like I do, hair will be softer and more manageable. Or use it dry, a drop is all you need to smooth away frizz and add some shine at the same time.

If you have not tried the wonder that is Argan Oil, the best thing about it is that it doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy, it leaves no residue behind. I don’t know about you but I like my hair feeling soft and smooth without being weighed down. This does the job and does it for only $5.99 for a bottle. It’s a small price to pay for de-frizzified hair, right?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Garnier Fructis but all opinions are my own.

Paul Mitchell's Truth About Curls

Every gal with straight hair wishes they had curly hair but we don’t really know the truth about curls. Paul Mitchell does and they are introducing a new line of products to help detangle, fight frizz, define and smooth unruly curls. They want you to confide in them and tell them the truth about your curls. Give them your #curlconfession and join in the conversation on Facebook.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Paul Mitchell.