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BEAUTY BASIC. Post designed by lauren conrad It always surprises me that for most women, contouring is often a skipped step.

BEAUTY BASIC

When you apply foundation to your entire face, you’re creating a blank canvas, making it critical to go back and add the dimensions back in. Technically, contouring is about shadows and light; if you’ve ever taken an art class you’ll remember that you use darker shading to push an area inward and lighter shading to pull an area outward. This is great for creating the appearance that you have a stronger jawline, more defined cheek bones, and a slimmer face. Foundation Sponge or Foundation Brush Bronzing Powder or Cream Bronzer Flat-headed Bronzing Brush 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. XO Amy Nadine Tags: amy nadine, beauty basic, contour, dimension, lauren conrad, makeup, tutorial Related posts: HEY SUGAR… Photo by: buddingbaketress.blogspot.com post designed by kristin ess Post submitted by community contributor, Brandi Morin Ladies, want to know how to make your skin irresistibly radiant and healthy?

HEY SUGAR…

Try this DIY treatment, which uses ingredients many of you probably already have in your cupboard! BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS. Photo by This was such a cute idea from community contributor (and brand new blogger) GiGi.

BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS

She sent us her list of beauty resolutions, which is brilliant considering New Years Eve is quickly approaching. Check them out! I vow to: Find my signature scent. Exfoliate my face and body at least once a week. Wear SPF 30 every single day. Never, ever smoke a cigarette. Only faux-glow from now on. Not pick at any pimples I should (hopefully not) get.

Always wash off my makeup before bed. Find the perfect red lipstick because it will give me an extra dose of sassiness. Learn to apply my daytime makeup routine in 10 minutes or less. Throw out all of my expired makeup. Clean my makeup brushes every week. Experiment with styles (in the privacy of your bathroom) that I never thought I could pull off. DIY COCONUT + ROSE BODY SCRUB. Few things smell better than coconut and rose so let’s combine them, shall we?

DIY COCONUT + ROSE BODY SCRUB

In this Kitchen Beautician DIY, we’re making a “Spring Time Scrub” to help you exfoliate and get your skin super soft for the coming summer months. Bathing suit season is just around the corner and nobody wants to be the ashy girl! Here’s my new favorite way to get rid of dry skin caused by winter dryness: You’ll need: a mason jar, coconut oil, raw cane sugar, almond or jojoba oil and one fragrant rose (here I used sterling silver roses because they’re my favorite AND they’re one of the most fragrant roses ever.)

Use a small mason jar or any clear jar with a lid. DIY TOUCH UPS FOR THE PETITE CLUTCH. Photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun This little lifesaver is the brainchild of my lovely {and clever} client Emmy Rossum!

DIY TOUCH UPS FOR THE PETITE CLUTCH

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of doing her makeup for her Shameless panel at Comic Con, but I did it at 6:30am here in LA for her to leave at 8 and drive two hours to San Diego and attend the event until 5pm, without me there to help her with touch ups. Of course lipstick and blotting papers fit in her clutch, but not her foundation bottle or cream eye shadow.

As I was trying to find a way to make it work, Emmy said “hold on!” And calmly found a contact lens storage case in her drawer. TOOLS: Your favorite clutch, a contact lens case, foundation or concealer, a cream blush or cream eyeshadow {whichever is more important for you to touch up} and a spatula. Crafts: Marvelous Grapefruit Sugar Scrub. This is decidedly the best scrub I have ever made and it's just three ingredients needed.

Crafts: Marvelous Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

It's the perfect thing to cosset your skin with after the harshness of winter. The citrus scent will raise your spirits and have you in a spring state of mind in no time. Ingredients. 25 Fun and Flirty Spring Nails. By Jaime Morrison Curtis | Painting my nails has become my go to option for keeping in style without rushing to stay on top of clothing trends.

25 Fun and Flirty Spring Nails

Seriously, it gets exhausting (and expensive) trying to keep up with the new color of the season, pant style, hot new shoe and then there’s accessories on top of it all. Spice up your nails this spring with new patterns like chevron and plaid, or stick to solids and paint each nail a different color. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from painting my nails it’s that you really can’t go wrong with a bold new look, as long as you have the confidence to rock it. 140385713354349159_ysqheb6o_c.jpg (JPEG Image, 554 × 369 pixels) 50595195783278175_e76hhjjh_c.jpg (JPEG Image, 554 × 415 pixels) 205265695485755918_29yqvbcq_c.jpg (JPEG Image, 512 × 448 pixels) 128071183123196618_xfuyxlpp_c.jpg (JPEG Image, 479 × 385 pixels) iFashionsBlog.com i Fashion Blog.

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