This is where I will showcase blog posts about makeup and beauty
Obviously, I am obsessed with makeup. I see makeup as a way to express creativity, skill, and style. I see it like artwork for the face. It is art in its purest form; in was only meant to exist for a moment and has to be redone over and over, improving each time. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I see beauty in practically everything.
Additionally, I am aToo Faced Affiliate! Therefore, whenever you use my affiliate link, promo code, or sign up you support me directly at no additional cost to you. Thank you, I really appreciate it! –XOXO Thuy
The winter is on the way. And since time immemorial, the winter has represented a symbolic death and rebirth. It’s no surprise that the coming of the new year in the Christian calendar roughly coincides with the winter solstice and pagan Yule traditions which tend to revolve around themes of rebirth and revivification. As such, many of us feel a natural yearning for change as the year draws to a close. While many of us manifest this in our New Year’s Resolutions, don’t wait for the year to change to start making small but meaningful positive changes in your life.
Creative Costume Essentials You’ll Need This Spooky Season!
If you are a big fan of dressing up whenever possible, then it’s quite likely that you are already getting excited about the upcoming celebration of Halloween. In fact, getting their costume right is the most important things for many people, whether they are heading to a party or hitting the neighborhood streets to trick or treat! Happily, you will find out about all the essentials you will need to make sure your costume is one that wows this spooky season! Keep reading to find out more.
Every now and then most people go through a stage in their lives where everything feels a bit ‘meh.’ Sometimes life gets so busy that your focus is lost and you stop taking as much care of yourself. If you have stopped looking after your appearance, you may feel like you no longer recognize yourself when you look in the mirror. When life gets busy, or you have lots on your mind, it is so easy to get stuck in a rut both with your appearance and with life in general.
If you are feeling stuck and no longer feeling good about your appearance, you may not have the motivation to do anything about it. Here are some of the ways you can break free from your style rut, feel positive about your appearance, and regain your focus.
I let my Instagram followers choose my hair color. Given the option between red tips and hidden rainbow hair, the majority chose the later. I know what you’re thinking: this girl is crazy for letting strangers pick something as personal as her hair color. Honestly, I needed the change and I hadn’t done anything with my hair for over a year. I even asked for recommendations to local hair salons around Connecticut. Then, I picked a stylist at Sculptures Salon in Southington who was I was referred to via social media. Paula was amazing and helped make my vision come to life by mixing my Lisa Frank inspired colors.
It is never too late to be able to improve your smile just in time to enjoy the warm summer months. The good news is that you don’t often have to spend that much money to make a considerable difference to your smile, unless you want to, of course. There are treatments that can help that will include teeth whitening, dental bonding and even freshening up old and stained fillings. Even just visiting a hygienist will help make your smile a bit whiter. So where should you start? Here are a few things to be thinking about.
Regardless of whether it is a romantic kiss or one of greeting when you meet up with a good friend, no one wants to kiss lips that look chapped and sore. In fact, some people will shy away from your face in case there is some infection they do not want to catch.
Kissing can be fun, it can be sexy and for some people it is essential. You need to ensure that your lips are kissable this summer if you do not want people to pull away instead of giving you a smacker. Taking care of your lips will also make them more comfortable for you, as sore lips can be something you do not need to suffer.
SomeBUNNY’s an affiliate! Honeybunnytwee is an affiliate for my favorite makeup brand, Too Faced Cosmetics! Obviously, this is a big deal for me because Too Faced is the first makeup brand I ever bought by myself. They launched my makeup obsession and will always have a special place in my heart!
MY ORIGIN WITH TOO FACED
Initially, my first makeup purchase was Mood Swing, a mood changing lip gloss. It went on clear, but turned magenta.
This is the perfect metaphor for my relationship with makeup. I started off with no identity and very unsure of myself and now I’m not afraid to show my true colors!
TOO FACED Affiliate Link
So you may be wondering, what does the Honeybunnytwee Blog being a Too Faced Affiliate mean? Simply put, if you make a purchase with toofaced.evyy.net/honeybunnytwee I get a small commission from that sale at no additional cost to you. This is a wonderful opportunity with a brand I have been raving about for years! Additionally, affiliates get other perks and exclusives promotions to share.
ABOUT TOO FACED COSMETICS :
Too Faced is my favorite cruelty-free brand! Makeup being cruelty-free is a real selling point for me. Look good and do good. I passionately support and love their creative new collections. For example, their Tutti Frutti collection features cute pineapples and berries which I adore. I love their chocolate-infused products that smell good enough to eat! They keep beauty fun, fresh, and bunny-free!
Inspired by a love of Paris, unabashed girliness and the transformative power of cosmetics, they created Too Faced, a boutique brand with big dreams. Today, Too Faced has grown into a leader within the beauty industry, creating innovative cruelty-free cosmetics that women love to wear.
Long story short, I love Too Faced and I am excited for our collaboration!
*Disclosure: Please keep in mind that blogging and social media are my side hustle aside from my three other part-time jobs therefore, whenever you use an affiliate link, promo code, or sign up you support me directly at no additional cost to you. Thank you, I really appreciate it! –XOXO Thuy
Influenster is an app where you review products, join community discussions, post photos in online galleries, and potentially earn free stuff and VoxBoxes. Best part is that you don’t have to be “insta famous” to be a part of it!
This is my personal experience with the app and yours may vary, but if you’d like to give it a try sign up at www.influenster.com/r/3928328 or if you already have an account add me @honeybunnytwee. Read more to see all the free/complimentary stuff I’ve gotten from Influenster.
Originally, I used to get red hair by bleaching it and then adding the color in after. Unfortunately, not only is this damaging to hair, but it tends to leave the texture dry and prone to breakage if the change is too drastic (dark to blonde). Luckily, my hair is naturally thick and there was no long-term damage. Overall, if your hair is finicky, some hairdressers would recommend going to salons with professional products rather than wasting time and money to fix a blotched boxed color job.
However, I prefer coloring my hair at home, and have had no major issues. Therefore, I’ve used Ion permanent dye in ‘Black Cherry‘ and have been using lower developer strengths for each touch-up. Higher developers lift more and usually provide lighter colors. I prefer a darker shade of purplish red, but it also depends on your own preference.
I used a 10v developer and this is how it turned out:
As a result, my roots are well hidden now and just as a disclaimer, red is the hardest color to sustain. In other words, it fades quickly and I can guarantee that this time next month it will be a completely different shade. As of writing this, Sally’s beauty stores only has limited shampoos for red hair, but I’d recommend ordering Tressa Watercolors online for a shampoo that revives red shades after every wash.
Obviously, I know I kind of look like a scary, green alien or Shrek in this picture. My mother gave me this recipe to try this facial matcha tea mask recipe she found on an Asian beauty blog. It may look scary, but it works wonders! There are only three ingredients and they are all natural.
You can get whole milk at the grocery store and you can buy matcha tea powder online from Amazon. It helps if you have your own aloe vera plant to cut a leaf from. You’ll just need the pulpy inside to give the mask the right consistency. Aloe vera can also be used to treat a sunburn. Just rub the aloe vera pulp on the affected area for an instant cooling sensation. You don’t need a lot of matcha tea, just enough to make it the light green color you see above. Also, you can drink the rest.
Make as much as you want, but it’s easier to put the mask into small condiment-sized containers for single use portions. Apply a layer to your face with a makeup brush, wait for it to dry, apply another layer, and repeat as necessary.
Finally, when you’re done wait 15 minutes and wash off the mask. It removes redness and reduces dark circles under the eyes. Remember to treat yourself once in a while to some facials and self-care. You don’t have to use this mixture every day, but I recommend facials at least once every two weeks.
What are your favorite at home beauty treatments? I’d love to try some new ones. Check out my other beauty/makeup tips on my Pinterest!