Holiday Beauty Must-Have #4: Eyeliner

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Let's talk about eyeliner, as what holiday look is complete without a strong eyeliner? Eyeliner is one of the products that looks good on everyone. It is age agnostic, and a good cat eye is always in style. I think it pays off to learn how to apply an eyeliner in a way that suits your eye best. There is something pure yet controlled about wearing an eyeliner as a cat eye. It pulls the look together, yet allows room to be playful if you're using any other color than black. One of my favorite eyeliner colors is deep green. ...

Holiday Beauty Must-Have #3: Red Lipstick

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No.3 on my list is red lipstick. It really is difficult to say which one of these holiday makeup must-haves I like more than the others. I love them all, really. So, lipstick! I love wearing barely-there colors, the ones that look like my natural lips but better and enhanced in a subtle way. But during the holiday season I love wearing a statement lip and am in love with this red YSL color. For the day look I prefer a stain instead of a full-on color - I think it works much better in an office setting. But for ...

Holiday Beauty Must-Have #2: Blush

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Welcome back to my holiday beauty must-haves! No.2 on my list is blush. I keep it in my handbag at all times, and find it is the best complexion enhancer. I am very pale and blush is a must in my case as it instantly lifts my entire face. I am cold coloring so I like my blush pink. Very pink. Applying blush is an art, and well-done application can do wonders, completing and pulling the look together. Here are a few tips to applying blush like a pro: 1/ It is better to build up, than start with too much and try ...

Holiday Beauty Must-Have #1: Mascara

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December is a month of holiday parties and after-work get togethers. This week I would like to share a series of my favorite makeup items for this time of year. I like having full-proof items in my kit if the occasion calls and I only have a few minutes to do my makeup. I am pretty laid back and wear little to no makeup during the day. If I go out, I always go for a simple, classic look. • On to the makeup • You guessed it. My No.1 item would have to be mascara. I love mascara. I would take ...

Ballet beautiful

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Have you heard of Ballet Beautiful? No?! Well, let me introduce you to my latest discovery I accidentally stumbled upon. Ballet Beautiful is a ballet-inspired fitness. You know, I have always been envious of the girls who did ballet, and to tell you the truth still am a little. I have never been thin and long enough to do ballet, but I now can pretend while practicing bridge and arabesque on the mat in my bedroom all in the name of a good-looking derrière. Ballet Beautiful is beautifully hard; it burns in all the right places and is as challenging as ...

Light

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It's cold, you guys! And the colder it gets the more I think of how much I don't want to wear 456,098,987... layers. Winter took us by surprise here in Colorado, and the temperature dropped about 30 degrees overnight. I now feel like an icicle most of the time. I don't really like to look like a burrito, as tons of layers don't look good on me, but the question is how does one dress light but stays warm in the winter? A couple of years ago my mom sent me a wrap. To be exact it is a traditional Russian ...