Help! I’m Dying of Hair Envy..

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Let’s get real. I am dying for hair envy. How do those drop-dead gorgeous models’ manes end up looking so damn good? Well to be honest I don’t know their secrets yet. But tomorrow I’m sure there will be hundreds of Youtube videos teaching us how to recreate their lovely manes! However, I do have some of my own Holy Grail hair products that I would love to share.

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100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute

Ladies, you thought your beauty routine was a lot? Try pulling off 100 years of styles in one minute. A Settle-based creative agency The Cut filmed a time-lapse video recreating looks to match every decade from 1910 to 2010. Simply brilliant reviews of past centuries, the hairstyles and makeup looks are accurately represented. It’s interesting to see how the evolution of society’s standards of beauty has changed in the past 100 years. I personally love 1930’s & 1950’s looks the best, which look is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below, enjoy!

Pucker up! DIY Lip Scrub

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Pucker up, after all it is mistletoe season. Don’t you want to learn how to get smooth and sweet lips in no time? Today we will be doing a simple but effective DIY lip scrub. I used to purchase my scrub, and then realized it’s actually the easiest thing in the world to make. Lets get started!

What you will need…

  • A tablespoon of brown sugar or white sugar
  • A dash of honey or coconut oil
  • A teeny tiny drop of vanilla (it makes it smell yummy, but isn’t necessary)
  • A small container

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Mix all ingredients in a bowl and tada! You’ve made your own lip scrub! This scrub isn’t meant to be use on a daily basis, use it bi-weekly and store in your refrigerator in between uses.

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Sorry I’m Late..

Oh the struggle. There is nothing more complex then mastering the perfect winged eyeliner. Liquid winged eyeliner skill does not come within one day you have to practice. Even when you think you’ve mastered it good luck on getting both eyes to match..

I’ve searched Pinterest for a ton of liquid eyeliner tips and tricks for myself and wanted to share them with you. There are actually a lot of different techniques that you can use if you’re struggling.

  • Figure out your eye shape, and what eyeliner style will best emphasize your eye.
  • Less is more. Use small strokes to avoid mistakes
  • Apply a piece of clear tape on the outer edges of your eye to create the perfect wing
  • Use a neutral eyeliner to map out the angle of the wing

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I really like this image it breaks down the steps. I found on Pintrest that was posted by Gloria Nuhn, which was found on her tumbler page carlenek.tumblr.com

Perfect Eyebrows Every time

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QUICK TAKE: Water Resistant, Long Lasting, Natural

Like most girls I am super picky about my brows, so I’ve been looking for a product that would give me a natural look but one I could easily control. My favorite product is Dipbrow Pomade by Anastasia Beverly Hills it is amazing!

This product is really pigmented, so a little goes a long way. I use very little product to fill in my entire brow. I’ve been using this product for 3 months now and have used less than half of the jar. The formula is also long lasting, so my brows are perfect all day. I love the color options too! They recently added new colours so you’re sure to find the perfect match. There is such a get range of options. I am constantly getting compliments on my brows.

I simply brush it along the bottom line of my brows with an angle brush and brush upward with the spool brush on the other end of the brow brush. You must have a spool brush to even out the product. When I first started using it I was very nervous that my brows would look to strong because it’s so highly pigmented. I defiantly would recommend you practice and use a steady hand I’ve embedded a video demonstrating how to use it, I found this videos very helpful, enjoy!

Inner Beauty

What comes to mind when you’re asked to define beauty? When I think of the most beautiful women in my life, these are the descriptive words I would use to describe them- wisdom, strength, genuine, compassionate, and independent.

Some of the moments I have felt most beautiful are when I’ve accomplished something challenging: in school, in sports or even taking up a new hobby. In all these challenges I used discipline, training and hard work which leaves me feeling strong, determined and confidant. I feel beautiful and strong when I focus on what I can do with my body, as opposed to what it looks like.

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Dirty Little Secret

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I have my fair share of dirty little secrets. Take, for instance, the fact that I actually enjoy Kourteny & Khole Take the Hampton’s or that I eat peanut butter right out of the jar. Oh, and here’s another, I always wear makeup to the gym. Funny thing is that most people would find that last one the most egregious. But before you (like my friends & gym mates) jump down my throat or post incredulous comments below, let me explain.

No I’m not sporting a smoky eye with a bold lip before I jump on the elliptical. I simply just touch up my face with a swipe (or, okay two) of my tinted moisturizer. Put a little gloss on to give my lip some colour. The odds are that I’m not alone in my pre workout prep so here are few of my tricks and potions to give me the I woke up like this look.

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Lush Handmade Natural Cosmetics –

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Feeling Younger Skin Tint- 

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I love this highlighter. The colour is white with some pink and gold shimmer in it. It’s very pretty. The product consistency is quite light so you can use it in different ways. It’s an extremely versatile product. I love mixing it in my foundation or moisturizer to make my skin look “young” and healthy, but I also use it as a highlighter to highlight my cheekbones, nose, upper lip, inner corner and my eyebrows!

Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion-

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It has a nice creamy and thick consistency and does a great job of keeping my skin supple and soft. I like to use it after I get out the shower and my skin is still a bit damp so that I can seal in the moisture. I do like the scent a lot to me it smells like ginger and has an earthy scent. Which at first I wasn’t in-love with but the warm smell is comfy and is relaxing. But more importantly this product isn’t only doing your skin good 100% of the processed go to a grassroots organization locally and internationally to find out more check out my review “ Changing The World One Pot at a Time”

It Started With a Kiss-

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This product is divine, it smells incredible and it’s so moisturizing. It is a beautiful cherry red shade that is extremely pigmented but also can be worn sheer. It lasts for ages and makes your money go a long way. A bit messy application it does leaves my fingers stained it also transfers easily when kissing or onto clothes so be careful!

Victoria Xo