How to use a Beauty Blender

Hello beauties! I wanted to create a quick post on how to use the beauty blender properly. If you don’t have a beauty blender, I recommend buying one because it is seriously so worth it! Foundation goes on so flawless and easy.

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  1. Use a clean beauty blender.
  2. Soak it in lukewarm water. Or run it under lukewarm water. Squeeze the water out of the beauty blender.
  3. Repeat previous step 2-3 times or until the beauty blender is a lot bigger in size. (It is completely normal for the beauty blender to expand!)

The beauty blender is now ready for you to use!


*All opinions are my own

Stay fab,

Sonali

My Favourite Lip Products!

Hello Beauties! Everyone knows that the lips complete the look! That’s why I’m here to share my favourite lip products with you all! Whether you want a product that moisturizes or provides a bold colour, this list has it all! Hopefully this will help you next time you go shopping to expand your lipstick collection!

Baby Lips by Maybelline “Quenched”

I love using this product for when my lips just need hydration. It is small and easy to take with you on-the-go. It leaves a nice sheen on the lips.  I also use it before putting on lipstick because it helps it go on smoother. And of course, the fruity scent is heavenly!

Mango Butter from The Body Shop

Lip butters are a must-have for the winter! My lips get very dry and chapped and this mango butter works wonders! My lips feel so soft and smooth and the smell is so yummy and amazing! You will not regret adding this to your collection!

Smoochies by Covergirl “Kiss & Tell”

It is a bright pink colour that is perfect for spring! It is definitely a buildable shade. Sometimes I’ll apply a thin coat for a light pink, and sometimes i’ll layer it to get a bright fuchsia. It is so moisturizing and leaves a shiny/glossy finish on the lips. I just can’t get enough of this product!

swatch of “kiss and tell” on my lips

MAC lipstick “Giddy”

This is my absolute favourite lipstick colour! It is a natural nude pink shade that is so diverse. I like to wear it with bold eyeshadow looks, or i’ll just pop it on when I have no makeup on to give my lips some colour and life.

MAC “giddy”
swatch of “giddy” on my lips

Maybelline lipstick  “405 Yummy Plummy”

This shade is perfect for the fall/winter. Plum shades are so in right now, and this one is definitely my favourite! It looks especially great on deeper skin tones.

Maybelline “yummy plummy”
swatch of “yummy plummy” on my lips

These are all my favourite lip products! Comment if you want more posts on my favourite products. 🙂 Talk to you soon!


*I am in no way affiliated with any of the brands mentioned in this post and all opinions are my own.

Stay Fab,

Sonali

Dramatic Dark Blue Smokey Eyeshadow Look

Hello beauties!! I decided to do a nice smokey eyeshadow that is perfect for any night out! I chose to do a blue smokey eye, however you can switch it for any colour of your choice! If you want to know how to get this look, continue reading!

1. I applied some foundation to my eyelid as a primer to ensure that the eyeshadow stays on, and so I could get the pigment that I wanted.

2. I applied the dark blue shade to my entire lid. You can apply whatever colour/ shade you want. Pack it on until you get the desired intensity of colour.

Lord and Taylor Palette (Blue eyeshadow) *use any colour/shade of your choice

3. I used black heart from the naked 3 pallette (you can use any shade of black/ dark brown that you own) and applied it to my outer v and inner third of the lid. Make sure you blend this very well so that there are no harsh lines.

4. I went back and added more blue to the middle of my lid to add more intensity. I also smudged some underneath my lower lash line to bring the look together.

5. I wanted some shimmer, so I used a champagne colour and applied that in the middle of my eyelid on top of the blue to add some sparkle.

Maybelline 100 Cozy Cashmere Palette (Champagne Colour) I know it’s basically empty haha! That’s just how much I love the shade!

6. Lastly, I did a winged eyeliner and applied some mascara.

Maybelline Classic Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Classic Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner


Voila! In 6 easy steps you achieved a gorgeous eyeshadow look!


*I am in no way affiliated with any of the brands mentioned above and all opinions are my own 🙂

Stay fab,

Sonali

5 Quick and Easy tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Hello Beauties! It’s easy to get caught up in a busy lifestyle and forget to take care of your body and health, but these 5 tips will make it easy for you to get back on track to a healthier lifestyle! *In no particular order 

1. Drink water in the morning.

Right when you wake up, you should drink a glass of cold water. This will help jump-start your metabolism for the rest of the day! But don’t just stop there! Drink at least 8 cups of water a day to keep your skin clear and to flush out any toxins out of your body.

Woman Drinking Glass of Water --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis
Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

2. Smaller plates

This one seems weird but it is probably one of the most useful and effective tips! Using smaller plates will trick your mind into thinking you’re eating more than you actually are! When we use big plates, we try to fill it up with food because we think we need that much, but in reality your body doesn’t need that much.

*not my picture
*not my picture

3.  Find a hobby

Exercising can be a daunting task to some- especially if it’s done in the gym, so find an active hobby and start making exercise fun! I personally enjoy dancing, so I try to get in 30 minutes of dancing a day. There are tons of classes you can take for different activities. You’re bound to find something you love! Maybe you’ll like zumba, yoga, or maybe swimming? You’ll never know until you try!

*not my picture
*not my picture

4. Get the right amount of sleep

Sleep is very important because it’s your body’s time to rejuvenate and get ready for the next day. Sleep deficiency is actually linked to an increased risk of heart disease,  high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. So it’s important to get the right amount of sleep! The average person needs 8-10 hours of sleep to function properly. This will help you improve your focus and provide you with the energy for more effective workouts.

5. Get your juice on!

It can be hard to eat the recommended amount of veggies and fruits in a day for a lot of people. A quick way to get the right servings of vegetables and fruits is to put it in a smoothie/juice. It’s convenient to make and such an easy way to down your greens! A recent fad has been “green juice” and it is packed with the vitamins and minerals your body needs!

* not my picture
* not my picture

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Stay Fab,

Sonali

Bronze Makeup Look 

Hello beauties! I’ve been absent for a while because of school work but I’m back with a makeup look that I know you’ll love! I used the Naked 3 Palette for this look because it contains beautiful rose gold shades that compliment any skin tone. If you don’t have this palette you can use any shades that are similar to the ones I use.

EYES

I always start my makeup off by doing my eyes first because I always get a little fallout from the eye shadow, and I can easily just cover it up when I put my foundation on later.

First, I put urban decay’s primer potion on my eyelid to ensure that my eye shadow lasts long. I also sprayed MAC’s fixed plus onto my brush to get more pigment from the eye shadows. Then, I applied the shade trick, which is a nice shimmery gold colour, on my whole eyelid. You can build it up to your preferred intensity. I put on quite a few layers of this colour because I really wanted a bronze makeup look.  (Hence the name of this post) I wanted just a hint of a pink in so I added the shade buzz on just the center of my eyelid and blended it outwards. To add more depth to my eyes, I added the shade nooner, into my crease and blended it out. Then I added the shade black heart into the outer v of my eye and really blended it out so it didn’t look harsh. (If you haven’t noticed already, blending is the key to natural looking eyeshadow) I went back in with trick and focused it on the inner third of the eye lid just so the eye shadow doesn’t look too dark. This is optional but I also added the shade strange under my brows to highlight. I finished off the eyes by applying winged eyeliner and mascara.

 

FACE

I use a sponge to apply my foundation because I feel it gives me the most natural and seamless looking coverage. I used the FIT ME foundation by Maybelline in the shade 310. When applying foundation, I recommend starting from the centre of your face (nose) and working your way outwards. I recommend this because usually you have the most imperfections around the centre of your face, so you get good coverage there and it prevents you from wearing more foundation than you need. I do a dabbing motion with my sponge because it gives the most effective coverage. Then I go ahead and set my foundation with the FIT ME powder to keep shine at bay. Next, I move onto contouring and highlighting. I take my bronzer and apply it in the hollows of my cheeks. I highlight down the centre of my nose, chin, cupids bow and cheek bones. *if you want me to create a post dedicated to how I contour and highlight, like this post! Finally I apply some blush and voila! My face is done!

 

LIPS

For the lips, you can really choose any colour you want because bronze is a versatile shade, so its totally up to you. You can go for a bold red lip or even a plum or a nice pink. I decided to go for a lip colour very close to my natural shade just a bit more pink-red.

And that’s pretty much it! Hope you guys try this look out and let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed this post.

Here’s the finished look!

*All opinions are my own and I am in no way affiliated with any of the products/brands mentioned in this post.


Stay fab,

Sonali