How I’m Keeping Up With #PFW

One of the things I love about Snapchat is that it allows me to spy on Hollywood A-listers and beauty trendsetters. And now that Paris Fashion Week (PFW) is in full swing, I’m watching all the shows and trying to get a glimpse at the latest beauty trends on the runway.

Like how Gigi Hadid rocked glitter brows for the Giambattista Valli show. What do you think, guys?

Like how Gigi Hadid rocked glitter brows for the Giambattista Valli show. What do you think, guys? Image via Snapchat/GigiHadid.

Personally, I’m too freaked out by the thought of glitter falling into my precious peepers. So yeah, this is a trend that I’m not too into. But you know what I’m super loving?

This half slick, half wave hair look I spotted on Jen Atkin's Snapchat! It's a backstage shot from one of the shows.

This half slick, half wave hair look I spotted on Jen Atkin’s Snapchat! It’s a backstage shot from one of the shows.

I really wish I had the hair length to try this look! For now, I think I’ll have to settle for the slicked back effect (it’ll look good for summer nights at the beach). Oh, and I have a little tip for you: According to former PMAP president, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, the Bench Fix gel is perfect for that look! It doesn’t flake, offers a long-lasting hold, and it’s cheap, too!  Continue reading

#FOTD

My skin’s been a bit lackluster lately—probably due to all the sugary snacks I’ve been munching on and lack of sleep. But I discovered an awesome beauty hack to fix that problem!

Can you tell I'm running on four hours of sleep?

Can you tell I’m running on four hours of sleep?

I was surprised that so many people said I looked fresh the day I took the photo (if they only knew—hehe!). But the kind compliments confirmed that my foundation trick worked, so natch, I had to share the makeup hack with you guys! More about it after the jump! Continue reading

Are You Using Your Tweezers Wrong?

I realized that my brows were in dire need of grooming the other day. While plucking, I noticed that I was grabbing the tiny strands a lot faster than usual (weird!). I checked the grip on my tweezers to see what was going on and realized that it was probably because I was holding it differently.

Handy-dandy tweezers and my favorite round-tipped brow scissors.

My usual grooming tools: a pair of sharp tweezers and my fave round-tipped brow scissors.

So I began to wonder…have I been holding my tweezers the wrong way my entire life? Which direction is the slanted tip really supposed to go, anyway?My answer after the jump!

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How To Make A DIY Dotting Tool

When I was still experimenting with nail art, I didn’t have a lot of fancy tools. Instead, I would use whatever knick-knacks I had around the house to make my own dotting tool. If you don’t want to spend and just want to have fun with polish over the weekend, try this easy nail art hack:

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Don’t forget to choose different-sized pin heads, so you can create various shapes and circles!

So cute, right? Really love the illustrations that the über talented Chris Clemente made! If you want more illustrated how-tos, subscribe to my e-newsletter (I’ll send you a free one via email!). Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what other beauty how-tos you’d like to see on the blog.

Happy Friday, guys! ♥

Do You Have An Oily Scalp?

If you do, I’ve got a solution for you—and it doesn’t include expensive dry shampoo or loose powder!

Just use blotting paper or oil-control sheets to absorb the excess grease! These rose-scented ones from Sephora are great—and cheap!

Just use blotting paper or oil-control sheets to absorb the excess grease! Try these rose-scented ones from Sephora. They can double as scalp refreshers—and they’re cheap, too.

Find out more about this cool, budget-friendly beauty hack on Cosmo.ph (just click here to check it out!). If you like to go a day or two in between shampoos, it’s a must-read!

What’s your go-to brand for oil-control sheets? Leave a comment and let me know! ♥

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