Style ideas for blonde hair & green eyes

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Today's question is "how to style blonde hair and green eyes".

As you can see our lovely model in the video above has has blonde hair and beautiful green eyes and we've kept her makeup focused on those eyes to really make them pop. We've used a deep purple eyeshadow with bronze accents and a little bit of defining black liner right near the lash line.

The hair is pulled back to lift up the face and create height and sensuality.

You can also add a little bit more of that purple, don't be afraid of that bright color, and bring it right under the eye. This is another great way to pop that eye color. As you can see, that really put the focus on the green eyes making them beautiful and sparkling. 


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JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow

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JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow

by Sian Bitner Kearney:

We’ve all heard the term, “get your beauty sleep”, but did you know that certain sleeping positions can actually cause wrinkles. If you’re strictly a back sleeper, you’re probably safe. However, for the side sleepers (GUILTY!) and stomach sleepers out there, these positions can cause deep wrinkles to form on the side of your face and forehead. Luckily, there is a way around this beauty blunder. It’s called the JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow, and it’s specially designed to minimize facial contact with the pillow, inhibiting sleep wrinkle formation as you sleep.

Here are the benefits:

1. Helps prevent and reduce sleep wrinkles

2. Encourages sleep positions that reduce damage to facial skin

3. Soft and comfortable

4. Promotes correct neck and back anatomical alignment

5. Multi-patented design for women and men of any age

6. Helps maintain a youthful appearance

7. Easy solution—all you have to do is sleep!

8. Special high quality, soft, open-cell, resilient foam for comfortable support

9. Open structure allows efficient air circulation, keeping you cooler at night

So if you’ve been suffering from sleep wrinkles and are about one night’s sleep shy of a Botox appointment, why not give JuveRest a try? The only thing you have to lose is an aging face.

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Reasons to Use Absorbent Powder

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Today’s question revolves around reasons to use absorbent powder, or "mattifying powder". You want to use an absorbent powder if you have oiliness within your T-zone, or if you feel that your face gets excessively shiny throughout the day.
What you want to look for is a powder that is called a "blotting powder", "an oil control powder", or "mattifying powder".  You can also use oil control papers that replace the need for powder and tend not to leave as much buildup on the skin.

I hope this helps, and remember that when you’re using these powders, use them sparingly. You just want to use them on the areas that get too oily or too shiny throughout the day.  Also, be careful not to overpowder, which can lead to a cakey finish on the skin. 

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Most Popular Makeup Colors for Spring

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by Sian Bitner Kearney:

Ladies, it is finally time to put those dreary shades of winter away and embrace the warmth of spring. This season’s shades are electric; popping with hints of orange, blue, purple and more. So say bye-bye to those neutrals and prepare to have some serious fun with color as we introduce the season’s hottest beauty trends!

Lips are absolutely bursting with color this season in neon shades of orange, fuchsia, and hot pink. The colors work great as the focal point of your look or as a compliment to a smokey eye at night.
Cobalt blue is the “it” color for eyes this season and there are so many ways to rock it! For an intense look, use a cobalt eyeshadow solo or layer it over a black shadow. If you’re living life on the subtle side, top off a neutral eye with cobalt blue eyeliner to add some edge to the every day.
The cheek color of the season is berry. If you’re fair skinned, select a lighter, subtler shade. For medium to dark complexions, you will want to stick with a deep berry shade. Steer clear of sparkles though; this color is wild enough to stand on its own without the added drama.
Yellow is the fun color for spring and the variations of the shade that you choose to wear are completely up to you. For day or for the office, shoot for a pale yellow. For a night on the town, pump up the brightness with a canary or neon shade of yellow.
Remember, these looks are both bold and beautiful but shouldn’t necessarily be worn together. Pick one or two areas to brighten up, and stay neutral everywhere else. Now go grab your favorite spring dress and leave winter in your rear view!

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A Girls Gotta Spa!

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When you read a "You Deserve to Be Pampered" you know you are in for something special.  And the two new products from A Girls Gotta Spa! are just that....special.

I asked founder Shannon Smyth what her inspiration was for creating this new line, and she said "I believe every woman deserves to be pampered. I know this as a mom of 4 boys...but it goes for every woman no matter what season in life they are. We all need to take care of ourselves, which can be accomplished even in the simpliest action of applying lotion or body wash".


I truly love that both the products are free of harmful ingredients, and don't try to pretend to be a "miracle".  They are the best body wash and best lotion for dry skin because they are simple and pure.  They are free of sulfates, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, synthetic colors and fragrances. They are also made in small batches, to ensure the best and highest quality...which I love.  I adore the natural body wash and natural body lotion because they make my skin feel like butter, and I know I am not putting anything harmful on my skin.  Another thing I adore?  The scent!  It is energizing and refreshing.  My perfect morning wake me up. 

Here are the details: 

  • Vegan and Cruelty Free
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Shelf life of 6 months after opening

USE THE CODE FREESHIP until March 21st, 2014! 

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Bronde Ombre’ Perfection!

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by Sian Bitner Kearney

Okay I’ll admit it, when it comes to the Kardashians, I’m not the best at keeping up. However, when I recently stumbled upon a photo of the three sisters, I found myself in total awe of Khloe’s latest look. While she’s been rockin’ the ombre’ hair for a while now, this bronde perfection is quite possibly the most gorgeous look I’ve ever seen on her. To get your own bronde goddess ombre’, you’ll need to do the following:

See your stylist BEFORE you plan to color: We all know that feeling of exhilaration that hits you the moment you’ve decided on your perfect color for the season. You want to run to your stylist ASAP to make your transformation, but slow your roll just for a moment. Any ombre’ look is one to step into lightly. Schedule a consultation with your stylist beforehand, even if he/she has been doing your hair for decades. If you don’t confirm ahead of time that he/she is well versed on the ombre’ process, you may find yourself walking out of the salon looking as if you’ve been too poor to do your roots for six months.

Make it a Gradual Effect: This ombre’ is much subtler than the ombre’s of summer’s past. There are no harsh transitions from brunette to blonde, it actually looks like the sun has just kissed her hair. It’s also important that your stylist understand it is a BRONDE shade you’re seeking. This means a good combination of color somewhere between a dark golden blonde and a light warm brown. To avoid a difference in opinion, always bring a photo to the salon and even ask to see the color swatches before the process begins.

Be Prepared to Style Your Hair: While this look is by far my absolute favorite for the season, it does come with some styling maintenance; meaning, if you’re more of a wash & go kinda gal, this look may not be for you. To truly showcase an ombre’ color, loose waves are always best, so be prepared to become best friends with your curling iron. Have Fun with it: Perhaps the best thing about this beautiful, bronde ombre’ is that it’s meant to be as fun and fearless as summer itself. The look offers a carefree type of edge, much more rock n roll than your old school foil highlights, and let’s be honest; it’s just flat out sexy! Pair it with a good spray tan, and you’ll be ready to let your inner Goddess run wild!

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How to do Pop makeup

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Today's question is "how to do pop makeup".  I like to do pop makeup with a bright color that's unexpected. One of my favorite colors to use on almost every skin tone is a deep violet purple. Today, we're going to use it in a great chunky eye shadow pencil.
  • Now as you can see, she has on a normal everyday neutral face, beautifully bronze skin, a nice peach cheek a soft gloss and subtle eyes.
  • To make this pop and get that pop makeup effect, we're going to enhance the eyes with a shot of purple. Purple and plum is one of my favorite go to colors for almost every skin tone because it really brightens up the eye, can be blended with most neutral shadows and instantly adds a gorgeous gorgeous look to any event.
  • As you can see, her eyes now are the focal point, popping, gorgeous and just stunning and in one simple step.

I hope this answered your question on how to do pop makeup. It can really be as simple as one bright color, once again, purple being my color of choice.

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