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5 Ways To Make Yourself Feel Fab

Bath tub

Everyone has those days when they just don’t feel attractive. I don’t know about you all, but I think the winter months definitely take a toll on your beauty. In the Spring we rush out to get our hair and nails done because we don’t want to get caught out in the city looking a mess. But in the Winter it’s hard to stay motivated when you spend most of your time at home or at work. I thought it would be nice to discuss some things that help me get myself out of the dumps when I don’t feel attractive. Here is what I do when I want to feel fab:

  1. Get Dressed Up to Go Nowhere – I do this all the time. I will wake up in the morning, do my hair, beat my face, put my clothes on and sit on the couch. LOL…I know it sounds lame, but you’d be surprised at how great you feel when you look good, even if you have nowhere to go. Plus, if someone calls you to go hang out, you’ll be ready to step out at a moment’s notice!
  2. Give Yourself a Manicure and Pedicure – You all already know I do this on a regular basis. There is just something about a clean, well manicured nail that looks so chic to me. Therefore, I paint my nails every other day, but I hate giving myself a pedicure! I let the experts handle my feet, and the spa I go to gives the best massages! Take a little trip to your favorite salon and get that mani/pedi girl…
  3. Throw On a Pair of Heels – People that know me personally know that I hate wearing high heel shoes. However, although the hurt like the devil, they do make me feel sexy on the few occasions that I wear them. Put some heels on and find some place to go!
  4. Take a Luxurious Bubble Bath – We are so incredibly busy that we rarely afford ourselves this luxury. Slow down for an hour, fill your tub up with bubbles, grab some strawberries and a glass of wine (or cider), and turn off your cell phone. Listen to some R&B or read a book you’ve been intending to start and relax. You can thank me now. Lol…
  5. Buy Yourself Something Nice – Buying yourself something nice doesn’t mean that you have to go splurge on a huge investment piece. You could buy yourself a lipstick or some other beauty product that makes you feel luxurious. For me, it’s often a lip product or nail polish (obvi)…

These are just a few things I like to do to make myself feel good…However, everyone is different so let me know what you all do in order to make yourselves feel beautiful. I just might add it to my regime.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week! Be blessed…xoxo

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Fall Lipsticks

Last night I was up until the wee hours of the morning watching Youtube videos (there is a wealth of knowledge online!), and I came across this video by Lip_sh0ck . This chick is truly talented at both beating her face and putting amazing videos together. Check out here latest video on her favorite Fall/Winter Lipsticks:

Honeslty, I don’t really change my make-up based on seasons, but I still found this video to be useful. As a brown girl it is sometimes hard to find lipsticks that go well with your complexion without spending an arm and a leg on them. I am definitely going to pick up the Revlon Mauvy Night and Violet Frenzy. I am a sucker for any color in the fuschia family! That red Tarte lipstick is also calling my name. I’ve been wearing the heck out of my Mac Ruby Woo lipstick, but since it’s matte, I may need to pick up a glossy red. What do you think? What lip colors are you rocking this fall?

Here is another one of her videos, which is a tutorial on how to achieve a beautiful fall make-up look…I love the lipcolor she chose for this one as well (Mac’s Rebel lipstick). The nude lip option is also very pretty (Mac’s Cherish):

Talk to you all soon! xx

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Back to Black

I dyed my hair jet black a couple of weeks ago, and I am loving it! For some reason I feel like my hair looks healthier when its all black. It seems like when you have color in your hair even minuscule damage is magnified! I only had highlights for a couple of months, but I just grew tired of that look. Felt like I needed to work hard to pull it off (that was probably all in my head but oh well…Lol). I liked the highlights, but I was ready for a change…back to black I go (went)!

What hair colors are you guys into? Ever had any dye hick-ups? If so, post a comment. I’d love to hear about it!

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Mermaid’s Dream

Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream seems to be sold out everywhere! Luckily I was able to get my hands on this color from her Spring 2012 Resort collection. I had placed an order with Nordstrom several weeks ago, and it was taking forever!! Finally I had received a “delayed” email, which meant that they didn’t have one anywhere! To make a long story short, I cancelled my order with Nordies and ordered it from Zappos. I swear it took only 2 days for me to receive it in the mail, which I thought was impressive. After painting my nails with it, I am glad that I went through the hassle of getting it. The color is a gorgeous sea foam green with blue hexagonal and small gold glitters. Even though I had to use three coats to reach full opacity, you may be able to get away with just two. Check out the pictures below:

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My little niece thought it was so pretty so I painted her nails as well. Lol:

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Organized Beauty: Make-Up

Having an abundance of make-up can easily get disorganized. Since I am on a mission to begin my year off right, I thought I would show how I am furthering my organization. Here is what the majority of my make-up looked like before I organized it into two drawers:

BEFORE ( A Mess!)

AFTER (Still a mess, but an improvement...Lol)

AFTER

Now I could probably organize these further, but honestly, I don’t care that much about make-up to do anything more with it…Lol…This is as good as it gets! I had to stack some things on top of each other mainly because I refuse to let my make-up go beyond these two drawers. As you can see, lip products and eye shadows are my weaknesses!

Here are some clear storage trays that you may find useful in organizing your own make-up collections (from the Container Store):

Lipsticks and Glosses

Brushes

Happy Organizing!! XOXO

Image Credits: The Container Store

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