During the winter time, your skin can get dull and look anything BUT fresh. Here are some tips to fight the horrible effects that winter weathercan have on your skin.
Moisturize: It is super important to moisturize your skin at least once a day. This will help keep your skin smooth and soft. It should help combat the dryness that the chill of the winter weather can give. I also recommend using one with SPF, because even with little sun, you want to protect your skin from the harmful rays. I use Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15.
Glowy Skin: You want your skin to look glowy, not dead. To fix this, use a primer/foundation/ or tinted moisturizer to add some dimension. The look to go for is that when the light hits your face, you shine, in a non-oily way. I use Neutrogena Glow Sheers.
Dewy Cheeks: Having flush cheeks is a must. It brightens up your face, and makes you look overall more appealing. To achieve this look, go for a natural, glowy blush. Ones that work best usually have a cream consistency. I use NYX cream blushes.
Highlight: A highlighter's purpose is to accentuate certain areas. Some good ones to try are Benefit Highbeam, Covergirl Champagne Shadow, or MAC Skinfinishes.
For Christmas, I was given the Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Game as a gift. I've wanted to try Zumba for a long time, and this gift is useful to try it in my own home. I thought I would share my thoughts on what a wonderful game/tool this is to "party yourself into shape".
Zumba Fitness 2
32 exhilarating new routines
24 different dance styles
Monitor calories burned with the Calorie Tracker
Customize your own playlist and routine
Tutorial mode lets you break down the moves to learn at your own pace
Follow along with the Zumba Fitness Trainers
Hit music tracks from Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger and Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP
Dance hands free with the Zumba Fitness belt (included)
My thoughts: I love this game! It's like taking a dance class in your living room. I can choose from a variety of different dance styles with more mellow-high and upbeat music. I can also learn the moves step by step on my own pace. It also has trainers to follow so that you can watch to see what to do correctly. I can create a playlist of routines with music of my choice. It also has a progress tracker for me with includes calories burned, time played, and how well I've been doing. It also includes a belt so you can dance all you want-- hands free! I definitely recommend it!
Essie has started a new collection: luxeffects. This features shimmery and sparkly nail colors.They feature texture topcoats or base colors. Check out the dazzling shades:
As Gold as it Gets: "gilded lamé sparkles"
Set in Stones: "disco mirror ball chaos"
A Cut Above: "shattered pink diamond glitz"
Shine of the Times: "scintillating opalescence"
Pearl Perfection: "decadent iridescence"
You can check out the luxeffects webpage on essie.com here. Each individual nail color page has more information along with other colors that might pair well with each shade. Hope you enjoy! Happy Sunday! XO Charlotte
Benefit Cosmetics has released a new product: Sun Beam.
What is it?
A bronzing complexion highlighter. What does it do?
This highlighter gives a radiant golden bronze glow to the skin. Dot and blend over makeup to accentuate and compliment all skin tones/types.
You can pick up this product or buy online at Sephora. It's priced at $26 for 0.45 fluid ounces. It is a bit pricey, but believe me, if you've been looking for something like this, it's worth it because this product lasts forever!
I've seen everywhere lately a new trend: Rainbow Denim. All sorts of styles and types, but you want to make sure to choose the right ones so that you don't end up looking tacky.
TRY: Target FOR: Affordability Target is now selling a bunch of different colored (red, pink, orange, teal, purple, green, coral!) skinny jeans. They also price at about $20, so you don't break your budget.
TRY: Nordstrom FOR: Good quality, and lasting color If your looking for your pair of jeans to last a bit longer and not fade, check out Nordstrom. Price is about $40, which is a good price if you'll be getting good use out of your jeans.
TRY: Delias FOR: A variety of vibrant shades Delias has one of the largest variety of shades. You have more neutral peaches, to sunshine yellow. Everything in between like purple, cobalt, teal, and emerald- they have! Right now, they have a buy one get one 50% off. If your looking to have a collection of different pairs, I would take advantage with this deal!
Remember, what you pair with it should stay classy and chic. Be creative, but stay away from tacky pieces to keep yourself from looking cheap. TGIF! XO Charlotte
Sorry for not posting in a few days. I was just in the middle of writing this, when the power went out. I've been snowed in- which is lots of fun, but makes it difficult to keep up with post writing. Anyways, stars lit up the red carpet at the Golden Globes! Check out my favorite looks:
Spice up your hairstyle with some cute braid ideas. There are so many different ways to try it, here's your guide:
French Braid HOW-TO: Divide hair into a middle part. On one side, gather hair and begin braiding like normal. As you go, start adding pieces to the three sections you have already made. Continue until desired look and then pin.
Snake Braid HOW-TO: Braid selected hair like normal down to bottom. Then grab the two side sections and pull up. Hairspray and then pin.
Fishtail Braid HOW-TO: Divide hair into two sections. Pull a thin strand from one section, across its section over to the other section. Do the same on the other side and repeat. Secure when you read desired ending.
Water fall Braid HOW-TO: Make a center part. Starting at your hairline, begin french braiding, using only the hair from the side that your braiding on. When you reach your crown, switch back to regular braiding until the end. Secure with an elastic.
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Mist The whole collection of Beauty Rush Fragrance Mists smell great. My favorites are Candy Baby and Juiced Berry. Read an entire post on Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush products here.
Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm Indulge your sweet tooth while nourishing your lips (and other dry/cracked areas!) with this strawberry scented lip balm. Throw it in your bag and moisturize when needed. Hope I left you licking your lips for more! Check out all these products- believe me, they're worth it! PLUS- they are all fairly inexpensive: less than $4-$15!! XO Charlotte
She's made a great comeback and is now a major role model. Demi Lovato has become an inspiration to many and shines on!
Why she's great? On the inside...
Demi is a supporter of the campaign, Love is Louder. This movement strives to invite and welcome anyone who is or has felt mistreated, misunderstood, or isolated. Since Demi has a troubling past, but as pushed through, she remains relatable and understanding.
Why she's great? On the outside...
Not only is Demi incredibly beautiful, but she has confidence in herself that shines through. She believes in herself and stays strong. She remains healthy and happy and listens to her body in a positive way. Check out her latest cover on Seventeen magazine!
Hope you enjoyed this post on Demi! She has stepped up and worked hard to get back to where she is now (and she deserves it!). Have an amazing weekend! XO Charlotte
Sorry for the lack of posts- it was a super busy holiday! I wanted to share with you the new Aeropostale Yoga Collection. They have recently been released and right now are on great sale (starting at $6-$25!). I picked up two yoga pants at buy one get one free!!! Take a look:
Aero Colorblocked Yoga Pant
Wrapped Back Yoga Graphic Tank
Aero NYC Yoga Track Jacket
What do you think of the collection? They have more including: bras, camis, tees, tanks, jackets, and sweat pants. I think that they're reasonably priced and good quality! I'll definitely need to check out some more! XO Charlotte
Disclaimer: Aeropostale is not paying me to mention or support their collection.