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Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Swatches & Thoughts

As a beauty enthusiast my eyes are always drawn to new and pretty things. Many palettes have made their debut recently but for some reason the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette said “BUY ME” when I laid eyes on its swatches. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette is the “sister” palette to the ever popular Modern Renaissance palette but the shades are all new and made to complement it. It retails for $42 and is currently only available on the Anastasia website (although currently sold out). You can get it elsewhere starting Tuesday, August 1st at Sephora.com & other online retailers and then in stores Tuesday, August 15th. The 14 shades range from “grungy mattes to bold metallics” as described on the website and are all meant to be SUPER pigmented at that. Although it was originally thought that this palette was limited edition, Norvina confirmed via…

How to Keep Your Oily Skin Matte This Summer

It’s officially summertime and I’m an oily skin girl in NYC. If you’ve never been just know that’s a deadly combination due to NYC’s INSANE humidity in the summertime. In the past I have struggled to maintain a flawless makeup look for more than a couple of hours due to not being able to combat sweat, humidity, and my oil glands. Are you anything like me and need help? Here is my foundation routine that will show you how to keep your oily skin matte this summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFV5GiQw2d4&feature=youtu.be Here are the tips I highlighted in this video: Keep your moisturizer light and give it time to absorb. I used H2O Plus’ Oasis Hydrating Treatment because it has a gel like consistency and is light but will help your skin not attempt to overcompensate for moisture. I let this absorb into my skin for about 20 minutes before moving to the…

DIY Eyelash Extensions – How to Apply Individual Lashes

Want DIY Lash Extensions?! Truth is DIY eyelash extensions are not exactly eyelash extensions at all. Eyelash extensions are just that–hair that is attached to an eyelash that extends the length of the lash. Applying eyelash extensions is not a process one can do on one’s own eyes because it is a much more tedious and intricate procedure than applying individual lashes–and trust me, applying individual lashes is pretty tedious. With that being said, applying individual lashes gives a very similar look for a fraction of the cost, and I’m all about saving greenbacks. I’n not a strip lash girl by any means. I can recall one, yes one time when applying strip lashes was mistake free for me and that was three years ago. I’ve  been wanting to have the longer lash look recently and was motivated to find the best way to get semi-permanent lashes for the best price possible. Individual lashes…