Bad Girls Do It Better?

Why am I holding on to this wall? I don't know

Why am I holding on to this wall? I don't know

Bloggers love to look at their feet

Bloggers love to look at their feet

I recently did a video collab with an awesome Youtuber named Jennyfer Ross. By recently, I mean today, as in it just went up. I'll have the video down below. Because I love ya. Any who, Jennyfer had the awesome to do kind of a bad girl look and I loved it! The idea is a bit of departure from my style because I generally have a more subdued style. I occasionally am afraid to play with different aesthetics because I already know what "works" for me. But why not step outside the box and have a little fun? What do you guys like to wear when you want to cut loose and change it up?

Makeup Inspired by Rihanna's Work Featuring Drake

If someone would kindly translate the lyric to work so I can sing along, it would be greatly appreciated...

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You guys, I don't know how this happened but I am still completely obsessed with Rihanna's newest single work and it's video. It's kind of a problem.

So I decided (as any blogger would) that I needed to recreate the gorgeous look Rihanna rocked in the first half of her video. All products used are listed below!

I began by using the Milani Prime and shield primer. This primer is mattifying and controls oil for all my greasy girls. I went ahead and did my color correcting off camera but I have a whole video detailing how I cover my dark marks and scarring. Using my Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation mixed in with my Milani 2 in 1 Conceal and Perfect Foundation, I applied an even amount of foundation to my face for a nice full coverage.

I noticed in the "work" video, Rihanna's brows were rather thin and didn't seem too fussed over. I wanted to stay true to that look as the vibe of the video was a chill party and not an "on fleek"instagram photo session. I used the Milani "Stay Put Brow Gel" on my brows and barely sculpted them using Wet n Wild's Cover all concealer. I also used the concealer to highlight underneath my eyes, the cupid's bow of my mouth, my forehead, and down the bridge of my nose.

Starting on the gorgeous yet simple eye look Rihanna Rocked I essentially used one palette: the Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette. Starting with the dusty rose shade, I used a fluffy brushed place the color above my crease. I then mixed dusty rose and aubergine to place in my crease to deepen my eye look. I packed the shade buttery over my mobile lid. Next I placed the ELF Cosmetics Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Toast over the buttery shade on my mobile lid for a gold glitter effect.

After lining my lips in black, I FINALLY got the chance to use my NYX Wicked Lippie in Risque (yayyy) for a makeup look. Because I feel like Rihanna wasn't super contoured or heavily done up for this look I skipped the contour and blush and went straight for my Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Riviera and placed that everywhere that I highlighted for that island glow.

That's It! This look was so fun to recreate and I hope you guys enjoyed it. For more videos like this, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel. 

Kisses,

Joelle

 

Natural Hair | Finding Confidence After the Big Chop

You finally took the leap and cut your hair.... But you've lost your confidence. Now What?

First of all, Congratulations! Whether you went straight for the big chop or were a long term transition, going completely natural can be tough. All of a sudden you have this new hair that you may have never seen before and it might not look like what you imagined. What's a new naturalists to do? Here are some tips for feeling confident with your new natural hair.

Finding Confidence After the Big Chop

Finding Confidence After the Big Chop

 

1. Accessories are a must. An easy way to amp up your natural hair look is to dress it up with fun, colorful, and bold accessories. This tip is especially great for those with short hair. A pair of long dangly earrings or a bold statement necklace add a gorgeous feminine touch to your new look.

2. Experiment With Bold Makeup. If you have a new short look this is the perfect time to play with makeup. Because your face is now str the forefront of your style you can really play with colors or techniques that you've never tried before. Try playing up your eyes or a bold red lip which makes every look glamorous.

3. Protective Style until you are more comfortable. If all else fails try some different styles until you feel more comfortable with your natural hair. Short haircuts can be intimidating and lack variety until they grow out. Protective styling is a great option for those who aren't completely comfortable with their natural hair. Braids and Twists are an awesome low maintenance style for those with little time to worry about styling everyday. If you are looking for a sleeker look, wigs and weaves are a great choice. If you are looking to protective style for a longer period of time, be sure to care for your hair while in the style.

How did you style your big chop?

Kisses,

Joelle

 

A Few of My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...

I never thought I'd be posting a makeup "favorites".

I was never a makeup girl. I was literally the worst female child any mother hoping for a dress up doll could possibly have. I preferred playing in the mud and competitive sports to getting my hair done and playing dress up. 

So I find it absolutely HILARIOUS that I love playing in in makeup as an adult. It started with a little bit of ill applied foundation and one color eyeshadow and now I'm addicted to a full face. It's been a bit of trial and error but I think I've found some things that I absolutely live for and I want to share them with you!

Foundation | Oily Girls rejoice! I have wasted so much money on high end foundations searching for full coverage. At the end of a full day my nose would look like an oil slick. Enter in the amazing Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless. It works wonders and the toffee shade matches my complexion perfectly!

Concealer | I don't know why I need this specific concealer but I DO. It makes no sense but it is the best concealer that I've used for my highlighting. It blends so smoothly and looks beautifully natural. For the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer I use the shade biscuit.

Highlight | For the days that I want a youthful glow, I use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in the shade of Rose Gold. It reflects just the right amount of light off of your face and is basically undetectable up close.

Lips | I am a full fledged lipstick fiend. It's a serious problem and I can't even tell you guys what my favorite is. I love low end and high end and I LIVE for a matte lip. My newest love are the matte lipsticks by Smashbox Cosmetics. They are absolutely everything: they stay put all day through eating and drinking AND the color stays as vibrant as when you first apply it.

Eyes | I'm fully upset that no one told me about the Lorac Pro Palette! When I say you get what you pay for... A full set of matte and glitter shadows is perfect for everyday and it may be the only full palette the average girl needs.

Bronzer | For days when I want a summery glow, I use my Iman Bronzer. Aside from the fact that this company was created by the beautiful and wonderful Iman, the products are QUALITY. This bronzer is perfection and I use it every time I do a "full face".

Until Next Time....

Beijos,

Joelle