Top 5 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

How many of you have used coconut oil? How many of you used it on your skin or hair? Coconut oil has been something I’ve found myself using a lot this year. Whether it’s for my hair or skin, I’ve loved using coconut oil. Coconut oil has so many great benefits when you use it on your hair, skin or teeth. Even when you use it for cooking. Which I haven’t tried that yet, hopefully soon. But I’m here to share with you great beauty uses for coconut oil. All of these I have tried and continue to do so because I love coconut oil. I love what it does.

How I Cream Contour

Disclosure: Some links in this post are affiliate links and I may make a small commission if you click them and make a purchase. This post is something I’ve been meaning to do because I’ve been asked numerous of times on how I cream contour. Cream contouring isn’t something many people can do because it’s tedious and you have to make sure you’re doing it right. Otherwise, you look like a hot mess. I will be honest with you, it took me a year to master down the cream contouring. It wasn’t something I was able to do for a while because I wasn’t blending correctly. In today’s post, I’m going to show you how I cream contour by sharing with you a tutorial. I will explain each step of my process when it comes to cream contouring. 

Keeping Your Skin Glowing for Winter

Happy Friday beauties! Today I’m teaming up with my friend Natalie from Hashtag Fab Life to share with you what products we use to keep our skin glowing this winter. Yes, we’re talking about winter already but let’s be honest here, some us that live in parts of the states are already experiencing cold weather which means, dry skin. I dislike dry skin. I hate how it feels.  Because we have already been experiencing cold weather in Wisconsin, I’ve noticed that my skin has been starting to get dry on my face. 

My Go-To Makeup Brushes

Let’s talk about makeup brushes. I’m constantly being asked which brushes I use and which are my favorite. Since I’ve been doing makeup for almost 2 years I’ve come across a few “hits” and a few “ugh this sucks”. But these brushes here are the ones I use daily on myself. Some of these brushes are drugstore and high ends.  I’ll be talking about they what they do and what you can use them for as well. But again you can always use the makeup brushes any way you want to as well. 

How to Get Ready for Date Night

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplySmooth #CollectiveBias  One of my favorite things to do is get ready for date night. I love being able to just take my time to get myself ready. Hair, makeup, nails and of course my body. Especially in the summer because us ladies need to have smooth legs in order to wear a cute denim shorts or dresses.  Having smooth skin is a must for me in the summer. So today I’ll be sharing with you some tips on how to get ready for date night and how to achieve smooth skin using the Sally Hansen waxing kits. 

How to Cover Dark Circles

You guys this I finally filmed a demo that I’m quite proud. It’s something that I’m still trying to get comfortable doing but I think that with practice I will eventually get there.  Today I’m sharing with you a demo on how to cover dark circles. Before the video began keep in mind that I did do my eyebrows, eye makeup and applied foundation already because I didn’t want this to be a huge long video.  We all have dark circles and sometimes when it comes to covering them up it can be a challenge especially if you’re unfamiliar with how to do it. I love using the NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer to cover up my dark circles. 

Pool or Beach Makeup Essentials

Since summer is around the corner (well it’s kicked in for us in WI already), I wanted to write a post on some tips and makeup products you can wear to the pool or beach without having the caked on feeling. I dislike wearing a lot of makeup in the summer because my skin gets so oily and sweaty fast from the hot weather, so if I’m going to wear anything in the summer as far as makeup I want to wear to products that are going to be great for a hot day. Plus wearing your everyday makeup routine won’t cut it for them hot summer days.

Makeup Mistakes

  Makeup mistakes. Let’s be real we’ve all done something with our makeup that was a big no-no! I know I have. Throughout the years of learning how to apply makeup and looking back at my old pictures, I’m just like “yikes” when I see them.  Well today that’s what this post is all about and honestly I’m still seeing it around on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 

Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail

Welcome back to another week of Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail. This week I have 3 girls that are also on YouTube! Be sure to check these lovely beauties out.  Ashleigh Blog: Trucks and Ruffles | Instagram: @Ashleighharrison2  What is your favorite skincare product and why? My favorite skin care product is a moisturizer because it leaves my skin feeling so refreshed and hydrated. What is your current favorite makeup product? My current favorite makeup product is the Too Faced sweet peach palette.

Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail

  Welcome back to Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail part II today we have three other beauty bloggers that I truly adore and follow on social media. You definitely need to check them out.  Lindsay Blog: Bourbon, Lipstick, and Stilettos | Instagram: @allatimer | Twitter: @allatimer What is your favorite skincare product and why? Currently it’s L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil. It’s so hydrating and works well under makeup. What is your current favorite makeup product? Highlighter! Loving Benefit’s High Beam and MAC’s Skinfinish.

Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail

I’m happy to announce that I have a new series on my blog called Beauty Bloggers Tuesday: Holy Grail! This series will feature beauty bloggers, their holy grail, tips and advice on beauty. This will be a great way for you to get to know other beauty bloggers.  Chelsie Blog: Hey There, Chelsie | Instagram: @heytherechelsie | Twitter: @heytherechelsie What is your favorite skincare product and why? I’m currently obsessed with the boscia luminizing black mask. It is kind of a pain to put on and peel off, but the results are almost immediate. It minimizes my pores and gives me a beautiful glow! What is your current favorite makeup product? That’s a tough one. Right now I am OBSESSED with my Makeup Forever HD Foundation Stick. The coverage is so full, but it sits SO beautifully on my skin and looks so natural and it lasts all. day. long. It was well worth the money!

Products I Use to Wash My Makeup Brushes

Today I’ll be sharing with you “Products to Use to Wash Your Makeup Brushes” Ever since I wrote my post on “Why It’s Important to Wash Your Makeup Brushes” I’ve gotten so many questions what products I use to wash my brushes or how I wash them. To be honest I love that I get asked these questions because I love helping others get more knowledge are great ways to keep those fancy brushes clean. I’ll be sharing with you my favorite products when it comes to washing my brushes.

When Does Makeup Expire

  How many of you have makeup in your drawer and not sure when you got it? I know I do.  Did you know that makeup expires? I didn’t know that before I started to really get into makeup. It’s really important to make sure you throw away the makeup that expires and today I’m telling you when makeup expires. Mascara Good for: 2-3 months.  When should you toss it? As soon as you start to notice that its getting clumpy or even smells weird. TOSS IT.  Foundation & Concealer (liquid) Good for: 6-12 months When should you toss it? If it has separated into layers or the color has lightened, it’s time to buy a new one! Tip: Keep it out of the sunlight. The sun UV rays can destroy the preservatives.  Lipstick & Lipgloss:  Good for: 2 years for Lipstick & 1 year for Lip Gloss.  When should you toss it? If you notice that your lipstick has gone dry or your lip gloss is extra sticky, they’ve gone bad.  Powder, Eyeshadows & Blush:  Good for: 2 years When should you toss it? Expired powders tend to be more dry and flaky than new ones.  There you have it. Please be sure…