Tried & Tested: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

The right blush can add dimension to your face and make you look like you’ve got a fabulous, rosy glow. There are many formulas to choose from, but if you prefer something natural-looking and easy to apply, the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush might just be what you’re looking for.

This Maybelline gel blush is practically a steal at P429!

This Maybelline gel blush is practically a steal at P429!

Check out my review of this bouncy product (it really springs when you touch it—fun!) on BDJBox.com here. ♥

 

Radiance Boosters on Kristn.com

Find out how to go from frazzled to fresh on kristn.com.

Find out how to go from frazzled to fresh on kristn.com.

Are people asking you if you’re tired or puyat lately? If you’re spending more time at work or just looking for ways to perfect your complexion, there are a few skin and makeup products that can help you get your glow on. Read my beauty column on kristn.com to find out what they are! ♥

Boys + Makeup = Madness

Who doesn’t love YouTube beauty guru and Lancôme’s first ever video makeup artist, Michelle Phan? She recently visited the Mashable.com HQ and they produced a hilarious video where three men tried to re-create a look from one of her tutorials. She didn’t take it easy on them and chose a challenging how-to that even most women would have trouble with. But enough talking—just watch and prepare yourself for lots of cute and funny moments (Guy, while applying eyeshadow: “Oof! You get little fluffs of dust that get in your eyes. It’s like a contact sport.”).

 

See, gentlemen. It’s harder than it looks, so please don’t complain if we need a little extra time primping. ♥

Love and sparkles,

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The Hit List: Felt-Tip Liners

Thinking of trying a sexy cat’s eye or just want to add more oomph to your gaze? Try these felt-tip liners. It works like a pen, so it’s easier to control and they’re pretty good for babes on a budget.

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Want to see more of my top beauty recos on The Hit List? Message me here—I want to hear your suggestions. ♥

It All Began With Lipstick…

When I was younger, I remember watching my mom put on lipstick. I was entranced as she carefully guided the tube over her lips and removed smudges with a sharp flick of her fingers. The shade: Red. It was always red. Until now, I still love watching her do this.

Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara posted this on her Twitter account. My mom never said this to me though—I just followed her example.

Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara posted this on her Twitter account. My mom never said this to me though—I just followed her example.

At such an early age, I saw how little beauty moves can transform the way a girl carries herself. I noticed it more at salons, actually. I would watch for the subtle changes in each woman as she stood up from her stylist’s chair: Her eyes would sparkle a bit more and she’d walk a little taller, suddenly armed with everything she needed to face the day. It was probably here that my love affair with beauty began…

In my experience, there’s really more to beauty than just finding the right products or perfecting your makeup technique (although these play important roles in the whole experience). It’s also about the feeling that a lipstick shade or hairstyle can evoke in a woman. It can be quite empowering. And that’s why I’d like to use this blog as a platform to help you (yes, you!) find the right get-pretty tools that can bring your beauty goddess forward.

How do you bring out your inner beauty goddess?

How do you bring out your inner Aphrodite?

Let’s start with something simple: Ever notice how most girls have a beauty move that they need to do before leaving the house? For Sofia Vergara and her mom (and me and mine), it’s putting on lipstick. For other women, it’s filling in their eyebrows or styling their hair. It’s just something you have to do before stepping out—like brushing your teeth or putting on underwear.

What about you? What’s the one beauty move that always makes you feel empowered and gorgeous? Do tell! I’d love to hear from you. ♥

Love and sparkles,

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Photo Credits: Twitter @sofiavergara; Kiuikson/123rf.com.

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