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Beauty Blender Review: How To & Review on the beautyblender!

What are these squishy pink balls?!

I’m sure you’ve at least heard of these magical sponges by now, right? The beauty blender has hit the beauty scene with a bang this past year as we’ve seen celebrities and their makeup artists taking about them as well as beauty guru’s all of the internet raving. I believe Kim Kardashian is one of the celebs known for her use of the beauty blender.

(Note: The correct brand name is actually written as beautyblender, but for SEO purposes lets just split it up, OK?)

I have tried many brushes to apply my foundation. I’ve used the MAC 187 brush, the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush, and have tried some of the Real Techniques brushes. While each of them works well, I have to tell you that not one of them applies my foundations as flawlessly as the beauty blender.

Keep it in mind, the type of foundation you’re using my play into which tool will work best for you. For reference I’ve used the beauty blender with Urban Decay Naked Skin, Nars Sheer Glow, Revlon Colorstay Whipped and it’s worked marvelously on all of them.

Now that your interest is piqued, you might still be confused on how to use this product and if it will really make that much of a difference. I recently filmed a video showing you how to use the beauty blender and I also give you my thoughts and review it.

You can purchase the beauty blender on its own, or in a kit with a cleansing solution to clean it. It’s really up to you there, but I bought mine on their own.

Cleaning your beauty blender is easy! I clean mine after every 1-2 uses because I do not want to get any bacteria on my skin. Yuck. I wet the beauty blender and swirl the dirtiest end in a tiny bit of anti-bacterial soap under warm water. I let the beauty blender soak up water, and rinse until all the soap is gone. Ta-da! Nice and sanitary!

I hope you’ll find my video demo helpful and that you’ll give this a product a go for yourself. It’s the real deal. :)

xx

Danielle

Get The Look: Zooey Deschanel Tutorial

I am really excited about this recent video I did with my friend Jen. She was a model in my previous Zooey Deschanel tutorial which is one of my most popular videos I have done to date. Being that it was so popular, I really wanted to re-film it with my new camera, but also show you how to really create Zooey’s signature look beyond the makeup.

Jen and I got together a few weeks ago and filmed a brand new Zooey Deschanel tutorial that is going to help you achieve her hair, makeup, and style! Of course, it always helps if you start off looking like Zooey, but the good thing is that these tips and tricks will work on anyone. We had  a lot of fun filming the video and I sure hope you all enjoy it too!

Products used in video:

Bumble & Bumble Does It All styling spray

Helen of Troy Professional 1″ curling iron (can’t find the exact match, sorry!)

beautyblender

Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation (3.5)

Elf Eye Shadow Primer

Maybelliene Paint Pot in Bad to the Bronze

Urban Decay Eye Shadow in El Doraldo

MAC eye shadows in Charcoal Brown, Wedge, Soft Brown, Rice Paper

MAC fluidline in Blacktrack

Maybelliene The Falsies Mascara

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

Modcloth Dress by Emily and Finn: Kettle Corn dress in Sunset

Rocket Dog Madison black flats

xx

Natural Makeup Look for n00bz!

natural makeup lookHey n00bz! Just kidding. Welcome to the world of makeup! Maybe you aren’t exactly new to makeup, but you may find that you struggle with finding makeup looks that you’re comfortable with. This is understandable, especially with all of the videos and tutorials out there (including some of my own) which are a little more dramatic.

Fear no more, in my newest video I show you a very simple and natural makeup look that will enhance your natural beauty rather than making you feel too made up.

I start off with a few really easy steps that will help you feel more confident and pretty, for days where the just rolled out of bed look won’t cut it. Let’s be honest though, some days that looks is perfectly fine!

Next, I show you a few additional steps you can take to amp the look up so that if you get invited out you can look a little more done up!

I really hope you all find this video helpful and that you enjoy it! Be sure to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t yet, follow me on Twitter, and check out my Facebook page! xx

Kardashian-Inspired DIY Chain Headband/Hair Accessory

Hey sexy ladies…okay, I’m sorry I’m starting this post singing Gangnam Style! Today I have a really great tutorial for you all on how to make a beautiful and simple chain headband/hair accessory!

I guess it’s no secret anymore, but I really like Khloe Kardashian. She seems like such a real person and I love her personality and style. I had been seeing a lot of photos of her with these beautiful hair accessories and I loved the look of it. My first instinct was to buy one and let me tell you, these can cost you quite the pretty penny. This led me to the thought of “Hey, I can do this myself,” which then led my husband to give me that doubtful stare, and rightfully so, as he has seen a few too many DIY projects to into the trash.

However, you are reading this post, which means this DIY project has been a success and it’s seriously so fool-proof. Trust me, I wouldn’t tell you it’s easy if it wasn’t. This should honestly cost you around $5 per headband and take you around 10 minutes to do. ^_^

Check out my video where I walk you though the steps and be sure to comment below and let me know if you try this out. If you do (and you should!) be sure to tweet me photos or post to my Facebook page. As always, don’t forget to like the video and subscribe! It means a lot when you do. xx

That reminds me! I have been more active on Twitter lately, so be sure to follow me if you haven’t yet!

The Walking Dead-Inspired Zombie Makeup Tutorial

Zombie Makeup TutorialIs everyone really excited for The Walking Dead premier on Sunday? Maybe you don’t watch the show, but you or one of your kids want to get zombified for Halloween this year. Well, you’ve landed in the right place! To get everyone excited for Sunday, I have made a zombie makeup tutorial which will be really easy for anyone to recreate whether it’s for Halloween, a zombie 5k run, or any other reason you might have to look like the living dead.

I know that zombies can get pretty gross and gory looking, but since I’m not super keen on that look, I kept my gore to a minimum. You can really make this look your own and add as many wounds, prosthesis, and blood as your sick heart desires. :)

Let me know what you think of my zombie makeup tutorial and please post photos to my Facebook page if you recreate this look!

Be sure to like the video (it really helps the video out), comment, and subscribe to my YouTube channel! Like I’ve been saying, when I reach 100 subscribers I’m going to be having a really cool giveaway.