Hair 101: Easy Trick to get NO HEAT Beach Waves

Hello beauties! Using heat on your hair everyday is so damaging, and it’s a good idea to give your hair a break every now and then. That’s why I want to share a easy NO HEAT trick that you can use on your hair to have effortless waves. This trick is perfect because it makes it look like you styled your hair, even though you didn’t! It’s super quick and easy to do… so keep on reading to find out what it is!

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  •  You start off by parting your hair where you normally part it.
  • Spray it with some texturizing hair spray, or you can use a texturizing mousse of your choice. This will help give your hair texture and hold the waves better.
  • Then, section it into 4. (2 sections of hair on each side.)
  • Braid each section of hair and tie an elastic to keep it secure. (In total you should have 4 braids) It’s up to you on how tight you want your braids to be.

TIP *The looser your braid is, the looser your waves will be and vice-versa.*

  • Sleep overnight with the braids, and when you wake up and undo the braid… you’ll have amazing beach waves!
  • Spray in some leave in conditioner to help your hair look shiny and healthy!
  • I hope you enjoyed this trick!

Stay Fab,

Sonali 🙂

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation Review

Hello Beauties! I’ve heard so much about this dream liquid mousse foundation that I just had to try it out! Keep reading to see my thoughts on this product and if you should add it to your makeup collection!

Packaging & Price

I absolutely love that I can pump the foundation because otherwise it can get very messy. The pump allows me to control how much foundation I want and is much easier. Other than that, there is nothing really special about the packaging. I got this foundation for about 10 bucks at shoppers drug mart, which is a good price, considering it is a drugstore product.

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Texture 

The foundation feels super smooth and nice. It has a velvety touch and feels exactly like it claims- a liquid mousse! I love the way it feels on my face, and it is not sticky or too thick like other foundations. This foundation is also extremely easy to blend on to the face. It looks so seamless and natural on the skin.

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Coverage & Look

I find this foundation provides a light to medium coverage. It was able to even out my skin tone, cover blemishes, and even lighten up the appearance of my dark circles. It also gives a nice glow to the skin. I personally like the healthy and naturally dewy look. If you prefer a matte finish, then this foundation may not be for you. This next point can be a advantage or disadvantage, depending on what you like to use foundation for. It does not have any SPF in it. This is a disadvantage because you have no protection on sunny days, but you could always just wear a moisturizer with SPF, underneath your foundation. It is an advantage because you won’t have a white overcast on your face in flash photos, if you wear the foundation at night.

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This is me wearing the foundation with the rest of my makeup done

Final Thoughts

pros

-twist-lock pump bottle

-smooth texture and easy to blend

-affordable and readily available

-light- medium coverage (covers blemishes, lightens dark circles)

-provides nice glow (could be con for some people)

Cons

-No SPF

-not a matte finish (could be a pro for some people)

-not a full coverage foundation

RATING: 8/10 

you should definitely try this foundation if you like a natural and glowing finish!


*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

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