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Showing some Etsy love - JazzyGlitter:

Your importance is endless.

 

Hello my darlings! Today I wanted to bring focus to a store on Etsy that I bumped into (while spending entirely too much time browsing) and fell in love with.

 

 

JazzyGlitter is a shop with countless festival gems and glitters of all different varieties from color to shape/size. What really pulled me in was that these were different. Not the typical craft store glitter you find on most websites. I purchased  13 glitters and it took a lot of self control not to pick up the rest!

 

Midnight - black glitters in a few different sizes with a holographic shine, they pull green, red, yellow, blue - any color - you name it. This glitter is SO much more than a basic black! 

Twilight - a pretty multidimensional blue/purple glitter.

Barbie - exactly what you'd picture it to be! A vibrant pink glitter with beautiful iridescence.

Mermaid Mist - One of my favorites, I love the chunkier glitters and this one is SO stunning!! Mainly blue but with an insane iridescence.

Snow angel - a pretty white glitter with purple, red, pink and an almost green shine. This one is super unique!

Sorcery - This shade is insane! It doesn't look like much in the packaging until you start to move it around and see all it has to offer. Gold and blues but then green, turquoise, orange, gold, red... It's crazy beautiful.

Autumn Haze - This is another that doesn't look like much in the jar but it's very pretty. More subtle than the other glitters but nonetheless beautiful.

Cleopatra Gold - a very yellow gold, reflects of orange and red and green. I love this one for smokey eyes or even a basic neutral eye. On the inner corner, it's to die for!

Enchanted Elf - another chunky glitter! A base of green but with turquoise, white and blue hints.

Epiphany - a beautiful coral with pinks and golds.

Heavenly - another fitting name. A clear/white chunky glitter with holographic and iridescence. This would be perfect for a cool, snowy look!

Princess - a purple/pink glitter.

Unicorn Tears - this glitter is.... amazing! Ya'll already know I'm planning a crazy warm orange/red eye with this one! 


I love these glitters! Not only are they beautiful and unique but the price is right. Ranging from $3 to $5, you can also purchase sets of multiples! They shipped and arrived quickly despite coming from the UK.

Here are some looks I've done with these glitters so far:

 

 

 

 

 

Cleopatra Gold.


 

 

 

 

 

Enchanted Elf.


 

 

Check out JazzyGlitter! They are phenomenal! 

What are your favorite glitters? Let us know in the comments below!

xoxo.

Life Update and Makeup Looks of the Week!

"To be brave, by definition, one has first to be afraid."

- Robert Harris

Hello my beauties!! I'm sorry I've been so MIA on here. Life has just gotten in the way, as it tends to do so I thought I'd hop on here and fill you in on what's been going on with me and also start a new series type thing that I'm going to be doing where I share my makeup looks for the week! I'm the most active on Instagram and that is where I post my makeup looks but I know not all of you have an account so hopefully you'll enjoy these!

Hmmm where to start?

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If you follow any of my social media accounts, you've probably seen my debate on whether to invest in a new camera or not.. I've had a Canon Rebel T3i for the past year or so and it's fantastic.. But there were a few features that I've been wanting that this camera just doesn't have... Autofocus during filming for example.... The goal is to eventually, when I get brave enough, start YouTube. So I finally bit the bullet and invested in a beautiful new baby!

Sony a5100

The Sony a5100! Isn't she purdy?! The quality this gives makeup photography is phenomenal, it's very true to color and the flash is actually useable - and amazing. I am loving this camera and although it will take me some time to master how to use it and all the settings, I can't wait to provide better photos and soon, videos!

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Next up, and the biggest news as of late..... A new job! I started training yesterday, I will be the part-time esthetics educator at the beauty school I graduated from! I am so excited but very nervous and there is SO much to learn! I am so thankful that it is part time so I can still dedicate days to TMUA. Being able to do it all at once is such a blessing!

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So those are pretty much the biggest and most important things I wanted to share with you guys. I'm going to try to be much more consistent with my posts, I've been very uninspired lately so I hope that it will get better and please, if you'd like to see anything specific; whether it be reviews, makeup looks, diy's, favorites, etc... Let me know!

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Makeup of the week!

I skipped wearing makeup for quite a few days this week. I've had cystic/hormonal acne lately and I wanted to let my skin breathe as much as possible!

Benefit Hoola in the CreaseMy easy, super quick go-to look as of late has been utilizing Benefit's Hoola bronzer as both a bronzer/contour shade and an eyeshadow! Throw this in the crease alone or paired with other shadows and it is so blendable and beautiful! This isn't the best photo of it but this is usually what I throw on days when I'll be staying at my boyfriends and don't want to bring ridiculous amounts of makeup with me.

My go-to, nearly every single day lip has been using ColourPop's Bound lip pencil with Wet N Wild's Bare It All matte lipstick. Sometimes I'll throw on a nude gloss but this is my current favorite nude lip and it goes with absolutely everything!

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Easy makeup look 1

Another favorite easy, fast but beautiful look of mine! Throw a quick blending/transition shade in the crease, apply winged liner and lashes. Brows, bronzer and blush and then a fun pop of color on the lips!

My lips in this photo is a mixture of MAC's whirl lipstick with Amorous, another absolutely stunning lipstick from MAC.

easy makeup look 2

If you know you'll be out all day, pack black eyeshadow on your liner to keep it lasting all day long! And if you're wearing lashes, don't forget to bring the glue with you just in case one of the corners starts to lift up! That's the worst.

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Makeup Geek makeup look 1Ending the week off, I just had to go at least a little glam! But this is also super easy to do! Can you see a trend here? It was one of those months where I was busy but also uninspired so I didn't want/couldn't put a ton of time into creative looks. Simple but pretty, that's been the goal.

A little more dramatic contouring with Benefit's Hoola, a gorgeous nude lip using that Bound lip pencil again with Motive's Flesh Lipstick.Makeup Geek Makeup Look 2 For the eyes, I used all Makeup Geek eyeshadows and that inner corner glitter is a random one I found in one of my makeup drawers! I'm pretty sure it's an old craft glitter, which I wouldn't recommend using on the eyes so if you can invest in some cosmetic glitters, I'd highly suggest that! Lit Cosmetics has GORGEOUS ones!

I used Peach Smoothie as a transition and blending shade. Cupcake in the crease and Bitten in the outer corner! Maybelline's Gel Liner and then go in with Bitten on the lower lash line and blend it out with Cupcake! So easy!

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I hope you all have been doing well! Thank you for your patience, it's been quite a transition lately with so many things going on at once - thankfully AMAZING things - I am so blessed and I love you all so much! Let me know what posts you'd like to see in the comments below or on any of my social media! xoxo.

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For Beginners - Color Theory & Makeup.

It's true, there are no rules when it comes to makeup. With experience comes the comfortability to play with color and different techniques. But for people just starting out, makeup can be very intimidating and color theory can be a good tool to remember.

Quick run-through of the basics:

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When you remember the basics of color theory, it can give you a starting point to finding what colors look best for your skin color/tone and eye color.

If you need more of a visual, a color wheel is a great tool to quickly see what colors will work best for you.

Color wheel

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To make your eye color pop, you want to choose colors opposite on the color wheel. If you put colors similar or close to your eye color, it will blend into your eye color and give no dimension.

Blue eyes - bronze, browns, burgundy - warm colors will make blue eyes pop.

Green eyes - purples, burgundy, copper.

Brown eyes can have different tones to them. If you have a more golden tone - coppers, purples, burgundy. Dark, warmer brown eyes - blues, purples. Deep, very dark browns can pull off any color.

 Hazel eyes - you have multiple colors in your eyes so you can play up whichever color you want to pop more. For example, if your eyes are blueish green and you want to play up the blue - bronze, browns, burgundy. To show the green in your eyes - purples, coppers.

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With blush, the main two categories when it comes to skin tone and choosing a blush color is light to medium, and medium to dark.

Lighter skin tones can wear the light pinks while darker skin tones would look more washed out/ashy.

Lighter skin tones want to avoid darker shades because it will wash you out. A tip to remember is to avoid any shades that are darker than your natural flushed color. After working out, take a look in the mirror and see what color your cheeks flush to. Try not to apply a color much darker than that, it will look unnatural.

Darker skin tones look great with blushes that have a slight shimmer to them because it will add a nice glow to the skin.

Bright colors are great with darker skin tones.

** There are universal shades that look great with any skin color!!

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Lipstick/lip color in my opinion, is more flexible. Although many makeup artists stick with the rules of color theory when it comes to lipstick, I don't like to.

Traditionally, many MUA's do not like putting darker lipsticks on light skin tones - but in my opinion, dark colors on light skin care be absolutely beautiful. Yes, darker colors can wash you out, but if you choose the right shade and warm up your face with bronzer - light skin tones can pull off dark lipsticks.

Universally, you want to avoid a color too light because no matter your skin tone, it can make you look dead.. And we don't want that :)

If you are a neutrals girl or are scared to go all out with color, try adding a little bit first. Maybe a winged eyeliner on your lid and then a pop of color on your lower lash line, or a fun colored eyeliner. Start slow and see how you like it.

Remember - makeup is fun! It can be extremely intimidating at the beginning because there are SO many colors, shades, tones, etc. but just have fun with it and play with colors. It can always be washed off!! And you may find different combinations that you never thought would work actually look lovely.

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How to make lipstick last longer:

Sorry for the lack of posts! I just got over being sick, also quite a lot going on lately. Working on a few more in depth posts this week! ❤ Lipstick can be intimidating to a lot of women. One question I get asked a lot is how to make lipstick last longer. Although some aren't made for long wear, example: sheer & light colors typically don't last long - there are steps you can take to make your lip color last longer than it usually would. The key is layering!

Lip liner first, fill in lips completely - it gives you a base and the first layer of color. Lip liner becomes more essential with darker colors. Reds, plums and berries, deep colors can typically migrate outside of your lip line easier so lip liner not only helps lock in the color, but also keeps it where you want it and prevents feathering & smudging. Then apply lipstick, place a thin tissue/toilet paper to lips, hold and dust translucent face powder onto the paper/your lips. Remove the paper then apply a second coat of lipstick. Blot color, then you're good to go. **Translucent powder is optional. It helps to give a more matte finish.

You can also just blot without powder, apply another coat, then blot again. The reason you do it twice is to lock in layers of color so it lasts longer.

Also, applying a little concealer around lips (typically outer corners) can clean up any mistakes, and help prevent feathering as well.

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