Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Using Honey To Cure Zits

Hey cupcakes! Today I will be discussing a natural and easy way to combat those nasty pimples! I have heard many people say that using honey can cure a zit, and I figured I would give it a go. I get hormonal breakouts during that time of the month, and these pimples are normally large and hard to cover up with concealer. My face routine prevents me from getting other zits, but my hormones just aren't on my side sometimes. As soon as I felt a zit coming, I spread a thin layer of honey on the spot, covered it with a bandaid (or medical tape), and slept with that on overnight. Here is what I found:

-The red bump was still there but it had not gotten any larger (so it was easy to conceal)
-There was no puss, blood, etc. in the zit
-The skin around it was not bothered by the honey
-After repeating the honey application for the next two nights, the zit was gone!!! 

I was sooooo excited!!!!! So far I have prevented two nasty zits from forming using this method! Normally I would have to cover them up with heavy concealer for weeks, but this method only required three short days of a tiny amount of concealer! I would definitely give this a go if you have a few stubborn zits every once in awhile! 

What are your natural ways to combat pimples? Comment below and follow!!!!! <3

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Styling a Romper Three Ways

Styling a Romper: Three Outfits
Hey cupcakes!!!! Today I made a nice collage all about rompers! The romper trend is going strong for this summer, and I have always been toying with the idea of how I would style one. :) Here are three awesome inspirational ideas to style your favorite romper! 
  1. Leave it be! - Rock the romper all by itself with some cute wedges and an amazing hat! 
  2. Throw on a kimono or cardigan! - Treat the romper like a cute dress and style it with an adorable kimono or cardigan. Wear neutral sandals and a matching bow in your hair for an easy look that is super chic :)
  3. Rock a jacket! - Wearing a jacket and a romper on a chilly summer day looks AWESOME! Pair this look with some flip flops and a cute anklet <3
Which outfit is your favorite? Comment below and follow me! :) <3

Monday, May 18, 2015

Review: Sephora Birthday Gift 2015!

Hey cupcakes! My birthday was a while back, and I finally got the chance to pick up my free Beauty Insider birthday gift from Sephora! This year, the gift includes a NARS mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (the dark red shade) and a NARS mini Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (nude pink shade).

The first thing I noticed was how small these samples are. There is not a lot of product in each pencil which I guess is ok since it is free. But, I feel like I will only be able to use them a few times before they are gone which is unfortunate. As for color payoff and quality, they are from NARS so overall they are very nice. The Cruella color payoff is better than the other, but this is expected since it is red. I find the Rikugien shade more wearable on an everyday basis, but the contrasting shades are perfect for day and then night. I also love the packaging because it is very sleek! Overall, I'm happy NARS partnered with Sephora to give out these free birthday gifts!

What do you think about this year's birthday gift???? Comment below and follow!!!! :) 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ten Tips for Shopping on a Budget!

Hey cupcakes! I know a lot of my viewers, and myself, love to go shopping! However, this can get very expensive... Here are some quick tips, so you can still go shopping but spend less money!!! It is a win win! <3 Enjoy!

  1. Make a list of what you already have in your closet - You should know every single piece of clothing that you already own, so you don't accidentally buy it again.
  2. Look in clearance first! - Even though some items may catch your eye, start with clearance and see if you can find a deal. :)
  3. Buy some classic things, not all trendy things - Trends go out of style so think it over before you buy ten pairs of overalls! :P
  4. Go shopping alone - You will make better choices without friends or family pressuring you!
  5. Bring actual cash to spend, not your credit card - This makes you more aware of how much you are spending!
  6. Make a list of what you are looking for - Buy what you need!
  7. Check out discount stores before brand name stores! - Go to Forever 21, Target, etc. before Coach, Guess, etc.
  8. Learn to sew/alter clothes - If you find a cheap piece of clothing that needs only a little alteration, you could do that yourself and save money!
  9. Check out thrift stores - They are super cool and cheap! :)
  10. If you fall in love with something a little pricey, don't purchase it right away - Try to find it online because you will probably be able to find the same piece for a better price! If you can't, make sure you will use the piece before buying it :)

I hope you enjoyed my tips! What are your tips for shopping on a budget? Comment below and follow! <3

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Recipe: Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Hey cupcakes! Today I will be sharing another recipe with you! This one is super yummy, and it only requires two ingredients! Enjoy!

What You Need:
-A 9 by 13 inch pan (holds 3 quarts)
-A box of Angel Food cake mix
-A 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple in its own juice (not syrup!)

1. Grease the 9 by 13 inch pan with Pam, butter, etc.
2. Mix together the cake mix (only what is in the box not the ingredients you are supposed to add) and the pineapple.
3. Pour in the pan.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until it is golden brown on the top.
5. Enjoy! :)
 Try this recipe out! Comment below and follow! <3

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How To Get the Perfect Smokey Eye

Hey cupcakes! Today I will be teaching y'all how to master the smokey eye! This trend is super popular, and it is actually easy to do! Enjoy!
How to get the perfect smokey eye:

  1. Apply a eyelid primer all over your lid. (This is optional but helps the shadow stay all day!)
  2. Apply eyeliner however you like.. It could be simple, winged, etc.
  3. Sweep the lightest shade into the inner corners and half of the lid.
  4. Take the next lightest shade and sweep that on the rest of the lid.
  5. Take the darkest shade and sweep on the crease and outer corners in a "V".
  6. Curl eyelashes and apply mascara!
  7. Ta-da! A gorgeous smokey eye!!!! :)
Diagram showing lightest shade (white), middle shade (tan), and darkest (purple).

I hope you enjoyed and found this post helpful! How do you rock the smokey eye? Comment below and follow! <3

Sunday, May 10, 2015

How to Rock Your Summer Hair!

Hey cupcakes! I recently discovered this new hair care company called Madison Reed. They are a company that has created a healthier hair dye that is free of a lot of the harsh chemicals found in most dyes. :) This has inspired me to create a post all about rocking summer hair! <3 Today I made a nice little collage on how I pair awesome summer hair with cute, trendy clothes! Enjoy!

First, make the transition from winter hair to bright summer hair by dying it a slightly "happier" shade.
Next, pair your beach hair with a look that screams summer! I paired jean shorts, a bra-let, cute tank, and adorable sunglasses together to create the ultimate summer look. Adding some hot pink nails and a nude lip will add the perfect touch :) To top off the complete summer look, throw that newly dyed hair into a messy ponytail!!
Madison Reed

How will you style your summer hair? Comment below and don't forget to follow! Feel free to check out Madison Reed, and all of the awesome links I included in this post :)

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid to collaborate with this company!*
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