How to Contour for beginners

Hey everyone, welcome back to another post. I am happy I was able to get this post out, this post was long overdue. For today’s post I wanted to talk about how to contour. Contouring is a application technique used to create shadows and bring out your facial structure. This helps makes certain parts of the face stand out and also appear slimmer. The highlight part of contour and highlighting helps bring out the glow in your face of where the sun naturally hits.

Basic Contouring

So first I want to talk about the basics with contouring. When it comes to contouring you want to choose a shade that is one shade lighter down from your skin tone. Also another tip is knowing your face shape. One thing I notice a lot is that some people tend to contour the same. Your not going to want to do that. Your going to want to determine your face shape first so you know what areas to contour. For example, I have an heart shaped face so I try to always bring out my cheek bones and pay attention to around my chin area. Another tip is making sure to use the right product. But this would be all up to you!

Steps to contouring
  1. Prime with a primer also a moisturizer for your face.
  2. Apply your favourite foundation. With a damp beauty blender.
  3. To contour, your going to want to follow the structure and shadows of your own face shape. If you want to define your jaw line your going to want to blend powder or cream along your jawline. If you want to bring out your cheek bones follow the same steps. Here’s another tip if you love your nose you do not need to contour your nose!
  4. Set your make up, remember to along your T zone. Your going to want to do this with a setting powder. After setting with a powder you can set with a setting spray. Your going to just spray this and this will bring your makeup altogether!

I hope this post was helpful, I tried to get as detailed as possible. I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. If any of you have any questions about contour and highlighting please leave a comment. I am always happy to help and I always love reading your comments and questions. I must say contour and highlighting (well more contouring) is one of my favourite parts to a completed makeup look. I love bringing out my natural cheek bones and just playing around with it. What are some of your favourite products for contour and highlighting? Do you find it easy or difficult when it comes to contouring? Please leave a comment, like and please share! Also if you haven’t checked out my last post you can find that HERE.

On the go 5 – 15 Min Beauty Routine

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post. I hope everyone is had a great weekend. For today’s blog post I wanted to do my beauty routine. And I thought of to post my 5 -15 min beauty routines. This is a great post for those beauty college students or even moms like me that is on the go. Now since becoming a second time mom I have absolutely no time to put on make up.

For example the other day I actually had to ask myself “do I even know how to apply makeup still?”. Yeah it’s that bad, I miss those times. I see all these social influence’s moms looking fab and I need their secrets on how. But then again have to remind myself it’s all a lie! LOL not realistic at all. Now when I am in a rush I need to at least do these steps!

Concealer

Now since am a busy mom of two, I have no time to even perfect foundation anymore and do a whole beauty routine, so concealer has become a back up. I actually do not have bad skin at all so I always use concealer and do quick touch ups on my face. My skin looks great and it still can breath throughout the day. Now for this trick you’d need a great coverage concealer.

Beauty Routine
Brows

For some odd reason I never before was brow obsessed. Now I have to at least do my brows if am going out. If I don’t get to apply concealer this has to be at least done. I feel like doing brows just frames a girls face and hides everything else. This I always try and get done when I am in a huge rush to go out. And sadly I always feel like am in a rush.

Lipstick or Gloss

Okay, every girl has at least this on. Even if I don’t got my lipstick on I have to have my Rihanna fenty gloss. To be honest lately I haven’t been wearing lipstick. And I don’t know if it has to do with me not putting on a full face anymore. But I’ve haven’t touched any lipstick for awhile. I have tried sometimes putting some on and I always end up taking it off . I love using the Fenty gloss though because I love how clear and simple yet tinted it is. It gives a beautiful finish and it actually keeps my lips moisturized.

Beauty Routine
Lashes

So basically if concealer is out of my timing I always almost always have to have my lashes. Honestly if I had to name my top two I can’t leave the house without doing it would be lashes and brows. Anyways before I was into lashes but I love wearing them most of the time now. I love how much they bring out my eyes without having to wear a full face or even eyeshadow. I have them last long which keeps me from spending so much money on buying them.

Thanks everyone for reading today’s blog post. I hope my 5 to 15 minute beauty routine some what helps you. This is what 90% of the time I do now a days because I am always in a rush. You don’t specifically have to follow my routine, you can find what works for you. If you haven’t got to read my latest post please do so you can find this HERE.

How “ The Ordinary “ brand benefits your skincare

Hey everyone! Happy Monday hope everyone is having a great start to their week and morning. For my first blog post for September I wanted to do a post on The Ordinary skincare brand. Due to the changing season this does cause for our skincare re gamin to change and our skin to change. If you would like to check out the brand you can find that HERE.

“The Ordinary skincare brand, is a collection of skincare treatments. These treatments are of clinical technologies to increase communication in the skincare industry. ” The Ordinary is a brand from DECIEM. We are an umbrella of brands focused on advanced functional beauty. Our team is specialized in materials chemistry and biochemistry, and we have brought pioneering innovation in skincare through our core brands, Hylamide and NIOD. “– The Ordinary

How The Ordinary Helps

For instance, one of the things I love about this brand is how it can help benefit your skincare. Did you know the brand can help you mix and match your products? I love how the brand helps by having a regimen guide on their site. The guide is there for everyone who needs suggestions in combining products into one whole regimen. Therefore implementing their skin guide can help with your AM and Pm steps. Help combine formulations to combat all your skincare needs and achieve you ideal skin goals. The ordinary holds a chart which can help you map out everything, they also help by giving skincare mix and match examples which is awesome! Need a regimen guide head over to the ordinary HERE.

In other words, the ordinary brand has stated about DECIEM products. Which they said is the parent company to the ordinary brand. All products go through safety testing which is great I feel like it feels great to buy from a brand you know their formulations are safe to apply to your skin. The products also do not test on animals and majority of their products are vegan. Need help with finding the right products for your skin? You can actually submit an inquiry to them and they can help you! In other words I’ve never came across a brand that can be this helpful. As an esthetican I feel like the brand comes off as a personal esthetican in your own home. The amount of help and affordable products their products is worth the buy to me.

How does it help me?

In conclusion, why not go with a brand that gives enough tools to help you a long the way in your skincare? One of the major issues I come across in the skincare field is clients walking in confused on how to start a proper regimen. Not everyone has the time and money to be honest to walk into a spa to be educated on how to start a good guide. The ordinary brand has started the easy way on how to get across to their clients and market a way to help you with your everyday skincare. And they have honestly sold me on this, I am planning on giving this line a try. If any of you have bought any of their products let me know! Thanks to everyone on reading today’s post, if you haven’t checked out my last you can find it HERE.

Coco Cabana Cream

Coco Cabana Review

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post! Happy Monday  I hope everyone had a great weekend mine was decently pleasant. For today’s blog post I wanted to do a review for Sol De Janeiro coco cabana cream.

I recently got the sample product in my Ipsy August bag along with other sample products. I have bought the Bum Bum Cream, I believe I have done a review on it you can find it HERE. I have not even thought to try this product because I am loving the scent of the Bum Bum Cream so I was excited to try this one out. And I honestly wish I have decided to try this out sooner! I am absolutely in love with this coco cabana cream scent, I am starting to believe this is my all time favorite scent now.

Coco Cabana Cream

The coco cabana cream is oil in water body cream that instantly hydrates. This product is for all skin types and the main concerns this product supports is dryness, dullness and uneven texture. If you are wondering what the scent type is for the coco cabana cream it is a warm and sweet scent. The key ingredients highlighted in the product are coconut oil, coco sugar and cupuacu butter. One thing I always do before buying any skin related product for my skin is to check is it made for my skin type and what skin concerns is the product helping and would it help me. I always try to avoid buying anything skin products that don’t help my skin type or my needs. It honestly is a waste of money for me because it will go against my skin and because it wasn’t made for it. I also abide by this for my make up purchases also.

I am literally going to buy a bigger size of this product and also get the body mist along with it. This will most likely be my go to scent for awhile. I honestly don’t think am going to get sold on another scent. This has definitely beat the Bum Bum Cream, I love the scent also but it’s something I wouldn’t apply daily because I’d probably after awhile get sick of the scent. But this coconut scent is something I can live for I guess am a warm sweet type of girl.

coco cabana creamWhat are some of your favorite scents? Or are you more prone like me to just sniff around until you come across a scent you love? I guess since I am sold and hooked on the scent I am more a warm sweet scent. I recently came across online on Sol De Janeioro page where they said they have came out with a slightly different scent. I was confused because I dont know if it is the new scent I have or I haven’t smelled that yet. But I am going to purchase the body mist and medium sized bottle of the cream. You can find that HERE from your local sephora.  Thank you all for reading, I hope you all enjoyed! I will be getting a laptop soon, most likely by September. And I will then be back on my blog schedule as usual. See you all in my next post!

Jetpack

Sol De Janeiro “Bum Bum Cream”

Hey everyone, welcome back to anther blog post. Happy Wednesday I hope everyone morning is going well so far. I am so happy to officially focus on my blogging again since I have moved last week. And it was absolutely tiring. I am back to my post scheduling already but for today’s blog post I am doing my review on Sol De Janeiro bum bum cream. I have in the past posted about when I got the product you can check it out here ” https://littleblackdress116079255.com/2019/05/02/quick-sephora-purchases/“. And now I am doing my offically review and thoughts on the product.

Sol De Janeiro

Now you can find the product here https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/brazilian-bum-bum-cream-P406080. At your local Sephora store, I purchased a mini because at the time I honestly was being cheap. The bigger size sells for C$59.00, which I am not to much feeling the price to be honest. Now the fragrance is a warm & spicy, but the scent is warm & sweet. The product is good for dryness, dullness and loss of elasticity. It is also made for pretty much every skin type out there. This product soaks in a fast absorbing cream, this helps tighten and smooth the look of skin.

Now to get the best out of the product is to massage the product in circular motion. You would apply this around your bum, tummy, legs and all over I am currently using the product around my bum and tummy area, mostly my tummy because of course I got two kids. My tummy area is not as tight as it use to be so I am so happy there is a product that smells good and also helps will this issue. The product is smooth and smells so good, it is not a greasy feeling and the scent is not to high. I always love applying the product right after I shower to get the most out of the product. This i recommend because when your skin is not to wet your product tends to soak in better.

I am really loving this brand, I am 100% looking forward to buying more of their products. This is something I would continue to buy often and restock, I give this product a 10 out of 10. Let me know in the comments if any of you have tried this brand or product. Or are you looking to try this out? Like & comment ! Thanks for reading I will see you all in my next post !