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Create This Look For Less

Hey Everyone!! I'm Nikki and I'm a freelance makeup artist based in Los Angeles.

I've created Create This Look For Less to help you achieve high fashion and celebrity red carpet looks without draining your bank account. Don't worry, I'll post about my favorite higher end products as well!

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What is a Diamond Candle?


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How much is it worth?

If you discover a 14k symbol inside the band, take it to a jeweler for a verbal appraisal.


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How long do I have to wait?

Patience is a virtue, but we don’t blame you for wondering. It takes about 10-15 hours to uncover most rings. The impatient ones among us use a spoon to speed things along.

Don’t they get hot in there?

Each ring is carefully placed in a tiny plastic bag, then wrapped in gold foil for safekeeping.

It’s starting to heat up outside!  Make sure you stock up your beauty shelves with some long wear products!  Below are a few of my favorites:

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows - $20

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow - $8

Tarte EmphasEYES™ Waterproof Clay Shadow / Liner - $24

Givenchy Mister Radiant Face Gel - $36

Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer - $45

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray 4oz - $29

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint - $30

Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - $9

Eyeko London Skinny Liquid Eyeliner - $16

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel EyeLiner - $10

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara - $7

Maybelline SuperStay Longwear (12 shades) - $10

Create your own sexy beach waves without stepping on a beach!
If you don’t feel like going through the trouble of making your own spray.  Check out these products listed below!
Frederic Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves
Sedu Beach Beauty Sea Salt Texturizing Spray
A Perfect Mess Beach Hair
Alterna Hemp Ocean Waves Texturizing Spray
Source: Beach Waves

Create your own sexy beach waves without stepping on a beach!

If you don’t feel like going through the trouble of making your own spray.  Check out these products listed below!

Source: Beach Waves


Perfect for spring/summer 


Perfect for spring/summer 

1. Lose the Layers

Sweltering weather means sweatier, oilier skin, which breaks down makeup. And the more layers you put on, the likelier they are to slip and slide. Who wants to slather on extra products anyway? Instead, look for a light-feeling multitasker like Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 ($14, drugstores) — hydration, coverage, and SPF all in one.

2. Pencil It In

Opt for eye and lip pencils over liquid liner and lipstick. Their waxy formulas resist dissolution on damp skin; plus, lip pencil under gloss makes the shiny layer last longer by giving it something to adhere to, says Chantel Miller, senior makeup artist for the MAC Pro Team. For super budge-proof color, look for waterproof formulations. Try Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye and Lip Pencils ($18 each, Sephora), and store them in your fridge. The cold solidifies the wax for easier sharpening and application.

3. Pick a Powder

Choose powder blushes/bronzers and eye shadows during the summer; cream formulas melt in the heat. For long-lasting color, first dab on a mattifying gel, like Paula’s Choice Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish ($22, paulaschoice.com). “It creates a dry base that helps color stick, but it’s not as thick or heavy as a primer,” says star makeup artist Carmindy. (Too much primer, says Miller, may actually cause your foundation to slip in the humidity.)

4. Use High-Tech Mascara

Sure, waterproof mascara stays on, but it can also take a toll on your lashes. “Chemicals in these formulas can make eyelashes dry and brittle,” says Carmindy. Instead, use a mascara with tube technology — microfibers that wrap around lash tips for a lengthened look. Try L’Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara ($11, drugstores). It won’t come off in the heat and humidity, but will when rubbed gently with warm water.

5. Touch up Midday

You may be used to applying primer before foundation, but oil-absorbing formulas can also be used on top of makeup to help tone down shine, says Miller. Unlike a powder, a primer won’t cake; unlike blotting papers, it won’t lift off your makeup. We like Bare Escentuals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer ($21, Sephora). Pump a few drops into the palm of your hand, then gently press onto oily areas with your fingertips

Source: Good Housekeeping

6 Products that Will Keep You Cool All Summer

Spray-Mist - Sure, it’s just fancy water in a spray can, but there’s nothing better than misting it on the back of your neck, behind your knees, or, well, everywhere when it’s sweltering outside.

- Try Evian Spray ($14)

Peppermint Body Gel - After you try this peppermint-infused leg gel, you’ll put away your body lotion for the rest of the summer. It not only moisturizes, it also makes your skin feel cool for hours—literally.

- Try The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Leg Gel ($14)

Towelettes - When—despite your best efforts—your makeup has melted all over your face, wipe it away with these soothing, cucumber-infused cloths.

- Try Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Towelettes ($3)

Eye-Soothers - At the end of the day, relax with these faux cucumber slices on your eyes—hopefully in a nicely air-conditioned room. They have all the calming effects of the real thing.

- Try Caswell-Massey Cool Cucumber Eye Pads ($10)

Deodorant - You’ll obviously be wearing one anyway, so you might as well pick a deodorant like this one that has cooling ingredients like verbena extract.

- Try L’Occitane Verbena Cooling Deodorant ($16)

SPF - You know you’ve got to wear SPF when you’re out in the sun—this version not only protects you from UV rays, it’s also incredibly refreshing. You’ll want to keep spraying, and spraying…

- Try Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Sunblock SPF45 ($10)

Source: Cosmopolitan

Great summer hair!

(via beautylish)