Monday, September 29, 2014

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit.


"Beautiful brows begin here!"
"This kit works with all hair colors and skin tones!" 

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One thing I've become absolutely obsessed with is eyebrows. It's crazy how they can really change the look of your face. I've noticed that lately I can spend about 15-20 minutes just sitting in front of the mirror trying to perfect them before a night out. Sad but true.
Since I'm more interested in trying new brow products than I ever was before, I was pretty excited when I was sent the Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit. I was curious to see how this would work for any hair color and if it all lived up to the hype. This kit will be available for purchase at a Kohl's near you starting in October or you can order it at the Kohl's website.



Inside the kit you will find:

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  • Smudge Brush - Blends the Brow Duo Pencil to perfection.
  • Universal Brow Pencil - Formulated to work with all skin tones and hair colors, this mechanical eyebrow pencil goes on smooth and natural.
  • Brow Duo Pencil - Our secret weapon! Apply the highlighter on your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth. Use the concealer end to cover blemishes.
  • Brow Gel - Hold & Control: The perfect finishing touch for a polished, manicured brow - guaranteed not to flake.

How to use:

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1. Using the spoolie end of your brow pencil, brush your eyebrows into shape.

2. Fill them in with the Universal Brow Pencil by using short strokes. Then, go back in with the spoolie side and brush one more time to help blend the product.
Tip - Apply the pencil lightly and keep building on the color until you have reached your desired shade.

3. Take the Brow Duo Pencil and apply the concealer end to anything that needs to be concealed. Then use the highlighter end to highlight your brow bone.

4. Blend the duo pencil by using the Smudge Brush.

5. Keep your brows in place by using a bit of the Brow Gel.


 My thoughts:

The pros:
  • Perfect for anyone who needs a little help in the eyebrow department. 
  • Kit contains everything you would need to achieve beautifully natural looking brows. 
  • No need to figure out what color pencil to use since it's made to work with all hair colors and skin tones.. kind of(see cons).
  • Easy to use which makes it perfect for beginners as well as experts.
  • Affordable. $35 for four products!
  • Great gift for anyone who's interested in makeup or needs their eyebrows to be rescued.

The cons:
  • I am all for a good bold brow and was a little disappointed that I couldn't get this product as dark as I wanted.  My eyebrows are black so I would have liked the pencil to be able to build into an even darker brown instead of a medium-dark brown.
Although the universal brow pencil didn't live up to my liking, the rest of the products were great. I also tried it out on a few people who loved it.



What do you think about this Billion Dollar Brows Kit?




Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Products mentioned were sent for review.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

FOTD: Hypnotize Me.


This look is great way to transition into Fall and also perfect for those who are scared of blue eyeshadow. If you're interested in playing with color, a pop on the lower lashline is a great way to ease into it. The shade on my lids is a gorgeous reddish brown from LAminerals. In the right lighting you can see a shimmer of blue, which is why I went for blue on the lower lashline.

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Face:
Neutrogena Primer
 Graftobian Hi-Def Creme foundation in "Buttermilk" (as a concealer) 
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in "Light" (under eyes and to highlight) 
Ben Nye Banana powder (to set concealer) 
NYX eyeshadow "Dark Brown" (contour)
Cover Girl Clean oil control pressed powder in "Soft Honey"
Milani baked blush in "Luminoso" 
Model in a Bottle 

Lips:

Carmex
NYX lip liner in "Natural"
NYX lipstick in "Circe"

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 How To Get The Look:

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  1. First, apply an eyeshadow primer. Then, with a damp brush, pack on a shimmer reddish brown shadow onto the lid. - LAminerals "Hip-Notic"
  2. Blend a matte medium brown from the crease up to where the brow bone starts for a smooth transition. - Ulta "Camel"
  3. Sweep a matte dark brown into the crease. Ulta "Milk Chocolate"
  4. Place a light matte neutral eyeshadow under your brow. - Ulta "Bone"
  5.  Apply a light matte eyeshadow in the tear duct. I used a random white shadow. Then take a light shimmery shadow and place it over that. - NYX Illuminator "Ritualistic"
  6. (a.) Line your lower lash line with a blue eyeshadow and blend it out slightly so there are no harsh lines. - I used Urban Decay "Peace" and softened it up with NYX "Dark Brown". (b.) Then apply your eyeliner and mascara. - L'Oreal Infallible Gel Eyeliner "Blackest Black", Milani Runway Lashes Instant Volume Mascara
On my eyebrows I used Anastasia Dip Brow in "Ebony" and a clear mascara to keep the hairs in place.


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Denim Vest + Colorful Shorts.

Today is day one of New York Fashion Week so an outfit post sounds like the perfect way to start it off.

If you follow me on instagram then you already know about my hair change, but for those of you who don't.. Surprise! I had pink hair when I first started my blog and I missed it mucho so I just had to bring it back. I feel like myself again! Not sure how long I'll be keeping it but for now I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

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What I wore:
Denim Vest - c/o Oasap (similar) | Top - Forever21
Shorts - Easy Pickins | Boots - c/o Dress Lily
Rings - Forever21 | Necklace - Easy Pickins (similar1, 2, 3)
Nail Polish - Sinful Colors "24/7"

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Happy Fashion Week!


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