Friday, January 17, 2014

What Your Acne is Telling You About Your Health

Did you ever notice once a month when Mother Nature decides to make a visit, you break out like crazy? Especially in area’s on your chin? Your amazing hormones would be the cause of that. But do you ever wonder why your breaking out in other area’s when Mother Nature is on vacation? Breakouts in certain spots are related to certain health issues. Crazy Right? You can help yourself out by changing a few things in your diet to “decode” your breakouts. It's also a good idea to use a naturally based cleanser like Youniques Illuminate Facial Cleansers to help ward off these bothersome breakouts before they happen.

This is a sign of illness. Give your body tons of rest, drink lots of waters, and get some sleep. Let your body do its work by fighting off  bacteria.

On Your Chin
Digestive issues cause breakouts directly on your chin. Try adding some fiber to your diet. Green tea, or any kind of herbal tea is great for helping out your digestive system. You will soon have your acne under control!

Around Your Chin
Hormones cause breakouts around your chin. Also when stress and anxiety is happening in your crazy hectic life this adds on some of those breakouts. Eat healthy, drink lots of water, and keep your skin nice and clean! You will see a difference with your breakouts the more control you have over your hormones! Take a few yoga classes to relieve some stress it will help!

This all happens to use every once in a while, or possibly quite often. Breakouts on our cheeks are caused by problems with the respiratory system. When my allergies are bad, I tend to break out like crazy on my cheeks! Maybe allergies aren’t the problem, smokers can also get breakouts here are well. Another reason for breakouts in this zone is from dirty cell phones and pillowcases! So clean them!

Check your blood pressure and lower your cholesterol. Cut back on meats and dairy and start adding healthy fats to your diet, fish, nuts, and avocado, things that are high in omega 3.

Breakouts anywhere on the forehead are due to liver and digestive issues. Cut back on greasy foods! Change up your diet and start eating healthy! Alcohol is another reason for these breakouts, so cut back on drinking. Drink lots of water and keep your body hydrated.

Take care of your body and you will see a huge difference with the appearance of your skin! Say bye bye to all those annoying breakouts, and hello to clear flawless skin!

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Mineral Makeup Comparison Chart

Check out Younique's amazing line of natural, mineral, gluten-free and/or vegan, cruelty-free makeup + beauty products!

Purple Smokey Eye ❤

The BEST thing about this look is it's AMAZING for any eye color! Create this look easily using the following eye pigments from Younique.
  • Flirty
  • Regal
  • Glamorous
  • Vulnerable 

These are 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens --- so a little goes a LONG way! [Also sweat-proof & long-lasting]

You can grab these up -- 4 for just $35

20 AWESOME Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Why use coconut oil? It'ss very good at hydrating skin. It sinks in deep, conditions, moisturizes, and softens skin. It isn’t pumped full of water or petroleum byproducts. Skin is kept clean by an oily substance called sebum. When sebum mixes with too much dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells it can clog pores and lead to acne and other blemishes. Coconut oil naturally clears away dirt, grime, and dead skin cells. It even has some antibacterial properties, killing off harmful bacteria. 

Cheekbone Highlighter - Apply a small amount on cheekbones over makeup.

Shaving Lotion - Close shave and a moisturizer at the same time.

Facial Scrub - Combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of raw brown sugar and apply to face. [2-3x/week]

Body Scrub - Combine coconut oil and sugar. Check out this DIY Sugar Scrub recipe.

Makeup Remover - Mix 3 tablespoons of rose water + 1 teaspoon of coconut oil for a natural makeup remover that actually promotes healthy skin!

Homemade Deodorant - You only need a few ingredients in addition to coconut oil to make this simple deodorant recipe.

Homemade Lip Balm or Lip Gloss - Apply directly or create a flavored version with this simple lip balm recipe.

Diaper Rash Cream - Apply regularly to the baby's bottom to improve skin health.

Sexual Lubricant - Self-explanatory ;)

Stretch Mark Preventer During Pregnancy - This safe, healthy oil can be applied multiple times each day to help moisturize your stretching skin.

Nipple Cream During Breastfeeding - Coconut oil is a popular choice for nursing mothers because it is a natural safe product.

Massage Oil - Coconut oil is the perfect choice for a massage oil. Not too greasy and with a relaxing scent.

Body Moisturizer - Apply directly after showering.

Fade Age Spots - Rub on hands or other areas daily.

Sunburn Care - A great moisturizer to use after you've gotten a bit too much sun.

Facial Moisturizer - After you wash your face, massage a light layer on your skin.

Mix in Bath Water - Melt about 1/4 cup in the microwave and add it to your bath water and soak.
Tanning Oil - Put in a spray bottle and bring to beach. Spray on to keep skin moisturized. [Of course ALWAYS use an SPF product!]

Dry Feet Treatment - Mix with salt to form a foot scrub.

Elbow Rub - Helps manage the dry skin on your elbows.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dangers of False Eyelashes

Fake eyelashes are nothing new; for decades beauty queens, celebrities and models have been using fake eyelashes and eyelash extensions to enhance their natural beauty. But all aesthetic benefits aside, there are some real risks associated with fake eyelashes.


The fake lashes or other materials used to attach the lashes can cause adverse reactions to the skin and eyes. Even the slightest eye irritation can cause eye damage and can sometimes cause loss of sight. There are numerous cases wherein the adhesive used to attach the fake lashes caused allergic reactions that make the eyelids swell and cause redness of the eyes.This is by far the most common among the side effects of having fake lashes. 


According to experts, false eyelashes are a considerable hygiene risk because they tend to trap dirt and bacteria. These harmful particles usually cause irritation to the eyelids and eyes. Natural eyelashes protect the eyes from dust, foreign materials and sweat, while low-quality and unhygienic false eyelashes usually cause irritation and infection. This is probably the most dangerous out all the side effects of having fake lashes as infection may result to blindness.


The improper attachment of fake lashes can damage the natural lashes. The extra pressure caused by the false lashes can also cause damage to the hair follicles, stopping eyelash growth temporarily or permanently.

A safe alternative? 
3D Fiber Lashes! 3D Fiber Lashes are a two-bottle mascara-type system that increase your lashes (thickness AND volume) by 300x, while looking completely natural. The Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers (100% natural fibers taken from the campanulaceae of green tea) are used together to enhance and magnify your OWN lashes.

Beauty Tip: Save Old Mascara Wand

7 Eyeshadow Mistakes to Avoid

1. Matching Your Eyeshadow to Your Eye Color
The common rule of thumb is that eye colors look best with eyeshadow shades on the opposite side of the color wheel. For example, green eyes look gorgeous with burgundy shadow, since red and green are complementary colors. If you do want to a try a shade that’s similar to your eye color, choose a muted one that won’t overshadow the iris. [Check out this simple chart for complementary colors]

2. Forgetting to Blend
Blending different colors — one or two on the lid and another on the brow bone — creates a gorgeous finish. But if there is a harsh line between each color, it looks sloppy and undone. Make sure to blend each shade into the next with a shader brush.

3. Using Applicators that Come with the Shadow
Most eyeshadows come with handy mini applicators, making it easy to apply on the go. However, for a truly blended finish, you should use a makeup brush. A sponge tip applicator provides a lot of pigment at once while a brush allows you to gradually add product and blend as you go. [Using makeup brushes also = more sanitary.]

4. Applying Too Much Below the Eye
Be careful to dab shadow only on the lower lash line and not any farther down. Any additional product drags down the look and makes the eye appear tired.

5. Applying Eyeshadow After Concealer
Always apply your eyeshadow before your under eye concealer. If not, the shadow will fall all over the eye area and undo all your hard work. When dabbing concealer on the under eyes, place it just below the lower lash line.

6. Using Shimmery Shadows on Aging Lids
Because of their light-reflecting properties, frosty shadows draw attention to wrinkles and crepey lids. Leave the sparkly shades to twentysomethings and choose more flattering matte or satin finish products instead.

7. Skipping Liner and Mascara
Eyeshadow doesn’t do it all; the eye also needs some contrast. Dark mascara and eyeliner frame the shape (creating an outline) while the shadow brightens and opens up the eye.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Anti-acne face mask!

Make sure you dont use this every day - only to help rid yourself of acne flareups. This recipe with cool down red spots, heal your skin, and clean out your pores.

You'll need:
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of lemon (if you don't have super sensitive skin!)
Mix together, leave on face for 30 minutes & rinse off with cool water. 

Lip Cheat: Fuller Lips Instantly

As it turns out, we weren't all blessed with Angelina Jolie's lush lips. Now, there are a few tricks to making them appear larger (a glossy lip being one), but for a more dramatic effect, don’t be afraid to line your lips just outside of your natural line. When I say just outside of your natural line, I mean slightly. You don’t want to look like a clown by over doing it!

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gorgeous Eye [Mineral] Makeup

Get this gorgeous eye using Younique Mineral Eye Pigments! [100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens]

1. Innocent
2. Glamorous + Innocent Blended
3. Glamorous
4. Regal
5. Corrupted
6. Heavenly
7. Corrupted (wet) as an eyeliner. Blend pigment with a drop of rose water for a super smooth line)

Top off with 3D Fiber Lashes & enjoy your beautiful eyes!

Quick Roots Fix

Eek! Just noticed your grays are showing and you don't have time to get a touch up? No problem! Here's a quick cover up trick:

You'll need:

  • Eye shadow (or powder concealer) close to your hair color. (I find a loose powder pigment works best, but a packed color works too!)
  • Makeup Brush (I recommend a tightly packed brush)
  • Hairspray 
Load your brush up with color, apply it on your roots using a tapping motion (not strokes -- think jackhammer!). When the grays are gone, simply top it off with hairspray to keep it in place all day - VOILA!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Using Advil for Pimples

Makeup Tutorial

Recreate this gorgeous and soft look using Younique mineral pigment powders. (100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens.)

1. Daring, applied with the deluxe eye brush 
2. Infatuated, applied with the deluxe eye brush
3. Corrupted (wet), applied with the liner brush
4. Blend line from step 3 for a softer look, using the shader brush
5. Playful, applied with the crease brush
6. Precision eyeliner in Perfect (Tips on how to keep your waterline makeup in place all day.)
7. Curious, applied with the deluxe eye brush 
8. Innocent, applied with the deluxe eye brush 
9. Top off with 3D Fiber Lashes!

Smile, beautiful :)

(Purchase all 3 cruelty-free, high quality makeup brushes  here, and a set of 4 100% natural mineral eye pigments here

DIY: Banana + Honey Hair Mask

Full of proteins, magnesium, potassium and vitamins like B, A and C - this hair mask will strengthen and silk-ify your hair :)

You'll need:
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon honey/almond oil
  • ½ glass of milk

Crush the banana with a fork and then mix it with the other 2 ingredients until you obtain a smooth paste. Apply it on your hair and leave it to action for 15 minutes then wash your hair with a nourishing shampoo.

How to Determine Your Skin Undertone

Do you have a hard time figuring out what your undertone is?
Well, here you go! Use this tutorial to find your undertone then,
Once you've answered this lifelong mystery, its time to go shopping! 
You want a great quality, naturally based foundation like Younique's 
This foundation gives your skin an airbrushed appearance all day. 
You are going to fall head over heels with this foundation. 
Trust me. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

EVERY Red Lipstick Trick You Need to Know!

Here you'll find every trick and tip there is to keep that gorgeous red lipstick in place and how to keep it there all day. No Joker lips here, gals!

First, Find the best shade for your skin tone.

Get Healthy Lips:
Color absolutely will not stick to dry, flaky, chapped lips. Get them silky smooth:

1. Using a disposable mascara wand or toothbrush, apply a generous amount of lip balm directly on your lips.
2. Scrub back and forth, up and down and in small circular motions in the same fashion you would brush your teeth. Really work on the flaky areas until the loose skin gently breaks off.
3. Wrap a tissue around your finger and remove any flaky residue.

A lot of beauty experts recommend applying a layer of concealer or foundation. It creates a smooth surface, will help the pigments of your color stick and give them an extra little pop. I always recommend BB Cream though. Why? It's infused with moisturizer -- perfect to help keep your lips looking silky all day. 

Line Your Lips the Correct Way
Lip pencils often receive an unjustly chilly reception with lipstick shoppers because the products are so often misused. Pencils are not intended to draw a ring around the lips to corral the lipstick in place. While this will stop lipstick from feathering, it also wears unevenly and looks harsh. Pick a lip liner color that is slightly lighter than the intended lipstick color to keep the look soft and youthful.

Instead of encircling the lips with the pencil, start at the center of the lower lip and lightly fill in the entire surface. Repeat the process with the top lip. Starting in the middle of the lips instead of on the edges ensures that the most intense color will be near the center of the mouth. This technique helps keep the telltale ring of lip liner from appearing as lipstick fades.

Apply then Blot: 
After applying lipstick, blot it with a tissue and apply a new layer. Blotting removes excess oils and emollients from the first layer of lipstick while leaving the pigments largely intact. Adding a second layer of lipstick after blotting increases the pigment concentration relative to the creamy ingredients that are the enemies of lipstick longevity.

The Tissue Trick:
Apply a thin tissue over the lips & apply a loose powder using a brush. The powder helps keep the color in place.

Gloss it Up:
Gloss keeps your lips hydrated after your put on your lipstick and gives them a glowing, fuller appearance. Younique Lucrative Lip Gloss is gluten-free and super silky -- none of the sticky, icky grossness.

Enjoy your beautiful pouter!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

4 Eye Makeup Mistakes You're Probably Making

The virtues of a pre-foundation primer have been drilled into us pretty hard by now, so why do so few of us utilize one for the eye, too? The premise holds up: a primer creates a barrier between product and skin, not only to keep it on for longer, but also for skin protection. Shadows, crèmes, pencils, and gels can be drying on the lid so for the best canvas possible (minus creases), apply a skin-smoothing primer.

Do you shy away from even trying a smoky eye look now because you just can’t get the colors blending right? For the perfect gradient (read: no muddiness between the shades), you can’t just use the same brush that you applied them with. Application brushes contain more densely packed fibers so that you can press color onto the lid for longevity, however a blending brushfeatures soft bristles in a dome shape, perfectly for sweeping color outwards, blending up into the crease or gently merging two shades.

Liquid eyeliner is tricky, but if you’re spending four hours every Saturday night trying to match up your flicks to the perfect symmetrical degree, you are wasting your time. Even top makeup artists cheat with Scotch tape! It’s one of those duuuh tricks that once you start, you’ll never stop.

Heavy removers that are sold on most shelves leave behind a “sludge” residue that sits on the top layer of your skin and can travel into your eye for a damaging effect. Also, any moisturizer or eye cream you spend the next five minutes carefully patting into your skin just can’t get through the heavy, oily film. Try this DIY: Natural Eye Makeup Remover that won't hurt your skin.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Rimming the Waterline

  1. Rim your waterline with a black kohl or kajal liner. Blink your lids together to get the product on the upper waterline. For those of you who are very comfortable with lining your eyes, look down and lift your upper lid to rim the upper waterline as well.
  2. Dip a stiff angled eyeliner brush into a matte black eye shadow. Tap it a few times against a counter to get rid of the excess product, then “stamp” it along the waterline, directly on top of the original kohl liner. Really work it into the line that’s in between the waterline and the lash line, so no skin peeks through.

Younique Mineral Makeup Takes on the NFL

Younique is making it easy for you to support your team in style! [100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens.] Listed are all the colors you'll need to show your team spirit :)









Thursday, January 9, 2014

Younique Lipgloss for Every Skin Tone

Simple guide to the best shade for your skin tone: 

Can I just say how absolutely in love with Younique Lucrative Lip Gloss I am?! Younique carries a line of high-end natural, mineral makeup (at a great price) so I guess it's no surprise the quality of this gloss is amazing. It's not goopy or sticky, but very rich and goes on smoothly. It's highly pigmented so a little goes a long way and stays put longer than any other gloss I've tried. Highly recommended!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Thou Shall Moisturize Daily!

So many people do not realize the importance of moisturizing your skin daily. Your skin, especially your face, goes through a lot of abuse through out the day. Plus, as we start to age, our skin tends to become drier. Moisturizing your face should be an essential part of your daily routine. START YOUNG, before you start to see wrinkles and damage.

  • Repair- they are so many factors that will take the moisture out of your skin. Pollution, poor diets, cold weather, dry furnaces and stressful lifestyles can all dehydrate the skin, that is why we need to give our skin some added help. While these elements are draining moisture away, the only method to hydrate and provide a bit of nourishment back in is by applying a moisturizer every day.
  • Prevent - applying moisturizer stimulates the skin improving the circulation of blood to the body helping to boost collagen levels. The depletion of collagen increases the amount of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin on the body.
I LOVE Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel. Made with pearl powder, natural silver and ginseng - this gluten-free moisturizer is seriousssssly heaven in a bottle. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Peacock Eye Tutorial

This look is GORGEOUS and if you have a quality shader brush, it's super easy to pull off! Using a quality brush will effortlessly blend the colors together to make this great peacock-inspired eye!

Use the following mineral pigments to recreate this beauty. (PS - They're all 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens. LOVE.)

1. Dignified (wet)
2. Empowered
3. Regal (wet)
4. Infatuated
5. Flirty
Line with a black liquid liner then:
6. Confident (wet)

Top off with 3D Fiber Lashes (better than false lashes). 

Travel Tip: Use Contact Containers for Product

Save valuable space (and prevent spills) in your luggae with this clever travel tip! 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

3D Fiber Lashes

3D Fiber Lashes is packaged in two separate bottles. One is the Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers (100% natural fibers taken from the campanulaceae of green tea) They're used together to enhance and magnify your OWN lashes -  a 300% increase in thickness and volume to your lashes while still looking completely real and natural. SO MUCH better than false lashes!

Water resistant, yet easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser.