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“DTB Brava” Yaki Drawstring Ponytail – Vanessa Hair

Do you like this yaki drawstring ponytail? Or Do you like this yaki Drawstring ponytail?!? Because this ponytail is giving me LIFE! I love the way it matches my natural texture, it looks really natural. This ponytail is called “DTB Brava” by Vanessa Hair. link to ponytail: https://goo.gl/RzJcj4

Drawstring ponytails are a quick and easy way to switch up your style. Not only are they fast, but super affordable.

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Winter Beauty Tips | SKIN + LIPS

Hey everyone, as we know, Winter is around the corner (feels like it’s here already) so we need to be ready for the harsh Winter weather. Last Winter was extreme harsh for me, not only was it super cold here in Alabama, but it was even colder at night. I was working night shift at my job. The Winter air was bone chilling and felt like it was burning my face.

I began to add beauty oils to my daily makeup routine. Normally I would never need to add oils to my skin as I have oily skin. But beauty oils in the Winter are definitely a must during the frigid Winter month.

Here are a few that I use:

Applying beauty oil to your skin before applying your makeup provides a layer of protection to the skin while soothing it from the extreme cold. And it prevents the skin from becoming dry due to the frigid temperatures.

The Morgan Miller brand is really nice and it’s affordable. It retails for about $14 on Amazon. I began using it Winter 2017 and it was a skin saver! Be sure to add a beauty oil to your skin care and makeup routine this Winter, your skin will thank you for it.

My Favorite Lip Care Product

And we can not forget our lips! I always put on a layer of lip balm to prevent lip dryness. My favorite lip moisturizers are by Blistex, Nivea, and Cerave. I also try not use lipsticks with matte finishes as much, as they are normally super dry, but they tend to be extra harsh on my lips during the Winter months. So I reach for satin and creme finishes because they help my lips retain the moisture they need in low temps.

I hope this was helpful!!

 

 

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Beauty Hair Styles

Stylists Give Their Two-Cents For Achieving Luscious

 

We’d all love to have perfect hair. But achieving that silky, luscious, vibrant look can be difficult. It relies on many things coming together, from your diet to your hair care routine.

Stylists understand what goes into effective hair care. They know what women need to do to keep their locks looking beautiful. Here’s what they say you should do for luscious hair.

Quit Using Shampoo Everyday

There’s no denying that shampoo has its place in every haircare routine, but using shampoo too often can have damaging effects according to www.bestlifeonline.com. Top stylists say that shampoo strips the hair of its natural protective coating, exposing the brittle, weak interior. Dry hair that breaks easily is often the result of over-shampooing your hair.

 

Reese Witherspoon’s styling says that women who want their hair to remain elastic and glossy should opt for shampooing once or twice a week and use dry shampoos in-between if they feel that they need to.

Add Extensions

If you look at sites like www.everydaywigs.com, you soon realize just how much choice there is out there for women who want to modify their style quickly. Sites like these cater for practically every style a woman might want. What’s more, it’s a surefire shortcut to more luscious hair, thanks to high-quality, human hair strands. Instantly look gorgeous.

 

Scrunch Hair For Volume

Curly hair can be a bit of a nightmare if you don’t know what you’re doing. First off, women with curly hair should do all their styling work while the hair is wet, according to celebrity stylist Robert Vetica. He says that brushing and scrunching should be done while the hair is wet. Scrunching while wet increases the volume of hair and reduces frizziness. Finally, he suggests that women use mousse in the scrunching process.

 

Prevent Damage By Detangling With Fingers

Many women, according to stylist Vernon Francois, attack knots in their hair with aggressive brushing. But, he says, brushing like this causes damage to the hair strands over time, especially for women with longer styles. Rather than tugging at one’s hair with a brush, he recommends that women use their fingers instead. Fingers are a lot more gentle and can often be used to coax hair to unknot without applying excessive force. Francois says that using fingers on curly hair is useful for separating individual curls, making hair look more natural and less distressed.

Don’t Pull Hair Back Too Tightly

Ponytails and hair-updos are popular when you want to get your hair out of the way. But the way that you tie up your hair could be having an impact on your scalp and hairline according to celebrity stylist Phil Smith. Smith says that women who tie their hair back too tightly risk damaging the fine hairs at the front of the scalp, potentially leading to a receding hairline. He suggests that women apply minimal pressure possible to these sections of hair; otherwise, they could become weaker and thinner. You don’t have to avoid loose hairstyles entirely: just make sure that they aren’t tugging on the scalp.

 

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Beauty Hair Styles

“Lovelight” – Sensationnel Drawstring Ponytail

Ok, let’s talk about this ponytail! Now, I love a quick and easy hair style! Drawstring ponytails can’t be any easier! Fast Glam without  sacrificing any glam feels!!

Be sure to watch my YouTube install! Really easy to follow! Direct link to ponytail: https://amzn.to/2UrgvXm

The hardest part of installing a drawstring ponytail is putting your hair in a sleek ponytail. My real hair is kind of thick so it takes me a few tries to get my hair sleek and flat.

I use Softee styling gel to achieve all of my sleek styles.

I did find this gorgeous ponytail at my local beauty supply store. Drawstring ponytails normally retail between $9.99 – $19.99 ($19.99 being on the pricier side). This particular ponytail “LoveLight” is by Sennsationnel and I purchased it for $12.99.

As far as care tips, I’d always suggest taking it off at night before sleeping.

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Beauty Hair Styles

Burgandy 99J Lace Bob Wig – Eayon Hair

Ok, let me start with the stats for this unit:

Human Hair Type:100% Brazilian Virgin Human
Hair BOB Lace Front WigsHair
Texture:Body Wave
Color Shown:#1B/99J
Baby Hair:Yes,all around the perimeter
Bleached Knots
Cap Size: Medium
CapLace Color: Medium Brown

Direct link: https://goo.gl/RaEANg

Brazilian 99J 12inch Bob Wig

This wig is super cute! It looks soooooo natural, I love the lenght and density! This unit is perfect for everyday wear.

Be sure to check out my Youtube video review!

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Beauty Hair Styles

Box Braided Wig – FNH GLS01

I finally got my hands on a lace front box braid wig! This is the GLS01 from Friday Night Hair. It retails for $51.99.

This wig has totally exceeded my expectations! I didn’t really know what to think, nor did I really believe that I would like it so much!

This unit can be styled in various ways despite that the fact that only the front ear to ear portion is braided. I was able to create a cute half up half down style. 

The hair line is a bit round but that can be manipulated as well. I gelled down a few baby hairs in front in an attempt to camouflage the hairline a bit. Link to this unit: https://goo.gl/EYF9V8

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Beauty Hair Styles

TBB Activa- Vanessa Hair

New Wig Alert! How do you like it? I love it! This wig is by Vanessa Hair.

This wig is so cute and creative!!

Here are the details of this wig:

NAME: Vanessa Synthetic Tops Braid Band Lace Front Wig – TBB ACTIVA
COLOR SHOWN: 2
MATERIAL: Synthetic – High heat fiber
TYPE: Lace front wig
LENGTH: Medium
HEAT SAFE: Yes – Up to 360ºF / High heat fiber
DESCRIPTION:

  • Twist Braid Band Included
  • Vanessa Tops Braid Band Lace Wig: Complimentary Braid Band for Glamorous Styling Versatility for All Occasions
  • Glamour Style
  • Elegant Semi Up
  • Sporty Full Up
  • Braid headband Accessory
  • Adjustable Elastic Band

Vanessa Swissilk Advantage

  • Ergodynamic design for premium quality
  • Greater tensile strength for greater durability
  • Stays soft for greater comfort and reduces irritations
  • Advanced contouring for undetectable hairline and best fit

Care Instructions

  • Gently shampoo in moderate temperature water. Rinse in cold water.
  • Squeeze excess water, drip dry. Do not use external heat or brush when wet.
  • Using curling iron between 320°F – 360°F (optimal temperature: 340°F) rolling hair for 10 seconds. Allow fiber to cool.
  • For tighter curls with ceramic irons, place paper on neds before rolling.
  • Brush your Vanessa® hair enhancement out for other styling options

 

Ok! Very Cute right!! Here is the direct link to purchase this very unit: https://goo.gl/2QKqqt

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Beauty Makeup by Mesha MUA must haves My thoughts as a Makeup artist

BLK OPAL Foundation Sticks

BLK Opal foundations are really nice. I use these alot because they are full coverage and affordable! I purchased these from Walmart for $9.97 each (worth every cent!).

I have them in the shades “Carob” “Champagne Beige”, and “Truly Topaz”.

There are 16 shades of the BLK Opal foundation sticks to choose from.

“Truly Topaz” is my true foundation shade, I use “Carob” as my contour shade and “Champagne Beige” has my highlight shade. I really love the look and the finish of this combination.

These sticks are so creamy and blendable. I use my Sigma Flat Top Kabuki brush to blend the foundations.

For the price, these sticks are amazing! These are great for both beginners and advanced makeup wearers.

This foundations are said to blur pore appearance, conceal imperfections and achieve natural looking skin with this creme stick foundation. Perfect for highlighting, contouring, touch-ups and seamless full coverage applications, this best- selling formula delivers moisturized, even-toned flawless complexion.

BLK Opal “Champagne Beige”

Though I will advise using a really great setting powder and setting spray to set the foundation.

I can successfully wear this foundation,with my super oily skin, for just about 12 hours before I can feel and visibly see my foundation begin to move and separate. I do have to tell you that no matter what I use to set my face with after having using my BLK Opal, I still have a shine.

Nonetheless, I have really been enjoying the coverage and the ease of application being that this foundation is in stick form.

I highly recommend that you try BLK Opal foundation sticks if you are in the market for a good foundation stick. And too, these are great MUA kit “Must Haves” because they are easy to travel with and easy to use.

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Beauty Lifestyle

Ageing With Grace: The Best Kept Secrets To Do It

It is a fact of life that as each day passes we get older, and there is no shying away from it, no matter how hard we wish. However, while age can start to affect you in many different ways, your image and your looks can often be the first signs of getting older. However, you can age with grace if you put the work in now and make a few key changes. Here are some suggestions to help you do it.

Drink plenty of water

Water is nature’s natural detox, and so you may want to take the time to start thinking about how you can drink more of it throughout the day. Drinking at least two liters of water each day can have a positive effect on your skin, and give it a natural plumpness and glow. Not only that, but water can affect your mood, your skin tone and how you generally feel, so it is a good habit change to make.

Cut down on the caffeine and alcohol. Upping your water intake is one thing, but it may be time to start cutting down on the caffeine and alcohol intake. These two things can be stimulants that work against your body, and your skin can often be a side effect of it that we don’t realise. It will help to keep your skin glowing.

Try cosmetic procedures

Sometimes we can need a little extra help when it comes to the obvious signs of getting older, and that can be wrinkles and stress lines on the face. There are many cosmetic procedures you may consider to help do this; however, a less intrusive potion could be Dysport. You could look for a facility that offers dysport near me simply by searching the term online. Often a little help can go a long way to helping boost your confidence, but always research any option before making those appointments.

Have a decent skincare regime in place

Often the simplest things such as a consistent and decent skincare routine can sometimes be the best way to help your skin look and feel its best. Cleansing regularly, toning and moisturising and always ensuring you remove your makeup at night. It can form part of a morning and evening routine, and you can begin to enjoy the effects of it quite soon. Speak to a beauty specialist to work out the best products for your skin type.

Smile and be happy

Finally, often the way you look has much to do with how you feel. Frowning all the time can make you appear older than you are. Smile more often and be happy. The radiance of positivity that comes from you will have effects in other ways especially in how you look and appear. It can be the easiest and most effective way to beat the signs of aging.

Do you have any tips on how to age with grace? Sometimes the most straightforward changes to your habits can give you the best results.

 

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Girl Envy Is Real

Everyone has a bit of girl envy. We don’t mean this in a crude way, but girls like to look at other girls. like to see what they’re wearing, how they’ve done their makeup, and just how they look in general! But what does this lead to in the end? It leads to a bit of girl envy, which is something you don’t want to have to deal with on a major scale. Some girls envy other girls so much, usually celebrities, that they actually hate everything about their own life! We don’t want you to get to that stage, obviously. A bit of healthy girl envy is normal, and there’s a few things we could take from what we see. Before yours gets out of control, we’re going to talk about the things us girls envy the most, and how we can do something about it!

Beauty Envy

Ok, so the thing that’s going to get you filled with envy first, is the looks of some other women out there. Again, we don’t mean anything sexually, but sometimes you just wish that you had nice clear skin, or a well sculpted face, or great hair. It’s being envious about the different aspects of beauty that other people have, that you might not have! Well, don’t feel as though nothing at all can be done about it. More often than not, there’s plenty of little changes you can make that will allow you to feel perfect! The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery is just one of the places that you should think about looking. No, we don’t mean just jumping straight to something like botox, because the majority of you reading this won’t need anything like that. But, if you have a little bump in your nose that you’ve always hated, that can be changed!

 

Body Envy

If you’re a bit of a couch potato wishing that you had a body like a celebrity, then yeah… it just isn’t going to happen. Body envy is definitely real when you have all the will in the world to change your body, you just can’t actually get into a routine that allows you to do it. Body envy is, luckily for you, the easiest one to actually change. All you have to do is get in to a little routine, and before you know it you actually will become addicted to changing your body! You’ll feel healthier, you’ll look better, and the overall desire to keep it up will grow and grow.


Fashion Envy

Fashion envy is a thing when you feel like you can’t afford the fashion people have. Well, news flash for you… it’s not about the designer brand, it’s about how you wear the clothes. You could go to a cheap clothing store, and put together a few things that go so well together. If you want to get rid of your fashion envy, all you have to do is keep up to date with the times, and see what fashion is on trend at the minute. Then, find a discounted version through a cheap store.

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