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Neon Makeup- How to Wear Summer’s Biggest Beauty Trend in the Real World

Neon Makeup- How to Wear Summer’s Biggest Beauty Trend in the Real World

Neon Makeup- How to Wear Summer's Biggest Beauty Trend in the Real World

Neon makeup has been declared the hottest beauty trend of the season. If you head over to YouTube there are tons of neon makeup tutorials featuring rainbow eyeshadow in vibrant greens, yellow and orange. It looks amazing on film and in pics but it seems like way too much for everyday life (well, my everyday life at least). There’s nothing subtle about neon, but it can be incorporated into your regular makeup routine.

Here’s how to wear neon makeup:

Neon Makeup- How to Wear Summer's Biggest Beauty Trend in the Real World

How to Incorporporate Neon into your Everyday Makeup Routine

  • Eyes or Lips- not both: Stick to one feature to play up. If you’re doing a neon eye, keep lipstick neutral.
  • Lipstick is the easiest way to try this trend- if pink isn’t your thing, try a bright coral. If the color feels too bright, dab some off with a tissue and add gloss to downplay.
  • Neon eyeliner is easier to pull off than shadow- keeping the rest of the eye neutral and adding a pop of neon with eyeliner is a simple way to add color.
  • Prime your lids when using neon eyeshadow- this will give you a smooth surface and prevent creasing. If also makes the color appear more vibrant.
  • Use neon colors that flatter your skin tone. As a general rule, vibrant purple and hot pink are best for pale skin, coral, orange and yellow for medium skin and orange and turquoise for olive skin.

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Neon Makeup- How to Wear Summer's Biggest Beauty Trend in the Real World

Neon makeup is a fun way to refresh your summer look and it looks great with white clothing!

Do you think you’ll give this trend a try?

Hairstyles/ beauty

Half Updo with Scarf Video Tutorial

Half Updo with Scarf Video Tutorial- hop on the hair accessory trend with this easy style!

Half Updo with Scarf Video Tutorial by Gina Michele

Hair accessories are everywhere this spring. Embellished barrettes, hair scarves, and even scrunchies are turning up in all the stores. Hair scarves are my favorite hair accessory because they’re romantic and so versatile. If you’re looking for the perfect hair scarf, I bought this 3 pack from Amazon. The quality was great and the length is ideal for long hair.

This Half Updo with Scarf takes 5 minutes. It keeps the hair out of your face while still allowing you to wear it down (win-win in my book!).

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Easy Twist Ponytail Video Tutorial

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Half Updo with Scarf Video Tutorial

Half Updo with Scarf Video Tutorial by Gina Michele

beauty/ Hairstyles

Easy Twist Ponytail Video Tutorial

Easy Twist Ponytail Video Tutorial- Upgrade your basic pony!

Easy Twist Ponytail Video Tutorial

File this one under “looks complicated but is secretly really easy“.  Topsy Tails showed up under my Amazon suggestions and I bought one on a whim. I know they’re generally associated with bad late 80’s/ early 90’s hair, but it’s actually a versatile little tool! This Easy Twist Ponytail is created with a Topsy Tail and it only takes a few minutes.

Ponytails are my go-to on many days and I’m always looking for ways to make them a little more interesting. This Twist Ponytail can be dressed up or down (making it perfect for any wedding you may have to attend this spring/summer). Check out the video tutorial to see just how easy it is!

Easy Twist Ponytail Video Tutorial

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beauty

Easy Ways to Pamper Yourself as a New Mom

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BioreFreeYourPores #RAWellnessBeauty #ForHairThatDemandsAttention #CollectiveBias

Becoming a mom has been the greatest joy in my life. A month ago, I welcomed my second son, River. His big brother and I are already madly in love with him! As a work-at-home mom I enjoy spending the days with my boys, but let’s get real..taking care of 2 children can be exhausting and at times frustrating! It’s easy to let your wellness and appearance fall by the wayside when you’re taking care of two little lives. I like to take some time each day to focus on self-care. Today, I teamed up with Rite Aid to share a few, easy ways I pamper myself.

Rite Aid believes that when it comes to wellness and beauty, everything is connected. When you eat well, you feel well. When you look great, you feel great. Rite Aid helps you make smart choices in every aisle and cheer you on in your wellness journey. When we make changes for the better, it not only benefits us, it benefits those around us.
Life with two kids can be exhausting (especially when one is a newborn!). Since I’m short on time, multi-tasking products are essential to my beauty routine. Sleeping with makeup on has been shown to cause breakouts and even fine lines. No matter how tired I am, I always remove my makeup before bed.

The Biore® Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water makes this task so easy! It’s an all-in-one cleanser and makeup remover, that you don’t need to rinse or rub. I kept it, along with a few cotton balls in my nightstand. It removes dirt and oil from pores and it even dissolves heavy makeup. The charcoal absorbs excess oil and balances your pores. My skin feels so refreshed and clean after using it!
I like to make the time to style my hair. Heat styling can wreak havoc on hair, but I refuse to give up my blow dryer and curling iron! Instead, I combat the damage with the right products. John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Daily Nourishment Leave-in Conditioner leaves my hair silky and smelling amazing! It’s formulated with a 3 Vitamin blend (A, C & E) to help nourish hair and bring it back to life. It’s formulated to protects hair from the damage of heat up to 428˚F and it even prevents future damage!

(That little face 😍)

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What are your favorite little ways to pamper yourself? I’d love to hear!
beauty

Anti Aging LED Light Therapy – does it work?

Anti Aging LED Light Therapy

 Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD Anti Aging Red LED Light Therapy Beauty Device 

LED Light Therapy has been popping up everywhere in the form of salon treatments and at-home devices. Red Light Therapy has gained a lot of attention in the beauty world for its ability to hydrate and heal the skin. It’s great for anti-aging because it protects existing collagen and elastin, while also stimulating new collagen production. Red light therapy uses red, low-level wavelengths of light that causes the body to produce a biochemical effect that boosts the amount of energy stored in cells. It’s effective at both boosting collagen production and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As someone who’s holding off on Botox/fillers, I was eager to give this a try!

There are tons of Red Light beauty devices on the market, from small handheld devices to freestanding lights to face masks. I decided to try  Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD Anti Aging Red LED Light Therapy Beauty Device because the reviews were great and I liked that you could treat your whole face in only 5 minutes a day.

 Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD Anti Aging Red LED Light Therapy Beauty Device 

Don’t let the similarity to a tanning bed fool you- unlike using salon tanning beds, Red Light Therapy does not utilize harmful ultraviolet (UV) light which can damage skin and cause cells to mutate. Red Light Therapy is completely non-invasive and it causes no damage to the skin.

The device has a simple push button on/off switch and an adjustable arm with a weighted base. You can adjust the light for a standing position or lying down.

To use, wash your face. Then, put on the protective eye goggles and position the light approximately 4 inches from your face. Turn the light on and after 5 minutes, when the session is complete, the light will automatically turn off.

 Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD Anti Aging Red LED Light Therapy Beauty Device 

The LED panel is split evenly between UV-free red (660nm), yellow (590nm), amber (630nm), and (invisible) infrared (880nm) bulbs which penetrate the skin at different levels. RejuvaliteMD is both FDA Cleared and Clinically Approved.

 Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD Anti Aging Red LED Light Therapy Beauty Device 

So, does it actually work?

The description recommends waiting 60 days to see results, but you can use RejuvaliteMD twice a day to see results faster.

I’ve only been doing the Red Light Therapy for 2 weeks (twice a day/7 days a week) and I’ve already noticed that my skin looks fuller and more even. Discoloration (in the form of red patches) is my biggest skin issue so I was so pleased to finally find a skincare treatment that actually worked.

I plan on doing a follow-up post at the 60-day mark so I share the full results. Be sure to check back!

Have any of you tried (or are interested in) Red Light Therapy? I’d love to hear!


beauty/ Hairstyles

Everyday Voluminous Curls Tutorial

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Tools for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve been styling my hair the same way for a few years now- big, voluminous curls. I consider this my go-to style and it always makes me feel more polished. This is an easy look to achieve with the right styling tools. I have quite a collection of curling irons but this Signature Series 1″ curling iron from Hot Tools is the one I’m constantly reaching for in the morning.

Hot Tools is a brand that’s widely used in professional salons. Their new Signature Series brings you professional quality styling tools at an affordable price.

The Hot Tools Signature Series Curling Iron features a 30 second heat up which is perfect for busy mornings! Pulse technology maintains a steady temperature which ensures that once the iron gets hot, it stays hot. It also has a 6 foot swivel cord that gives you plenty of room to work with.

Let me take you through my hairstyling routine:

I start by sectioning off my hair. Then I take 1- 1/2 inch wide sections and wrap them around the curling iron. I leave the ends out (approximately 2 inches) when I wrap my hair around the barrel to give my curls a less “done” look.

One of the features I love about the Hot Tools curling iron is the adjustable temperature settings (from 280-430 degrees). I set my iron to 380 degrees for my thick/wavy hair.

Once I’ve finished a small section of hair, I move on to another area. I don’t clip or tie back the curls I’ve finished because I don’t want any creases/dents.

After I’m finished curling all my hair, I run my fingers through it to break up the curls. I don’t finish with any product because I’ve found that it weighs my hair down.

One of the things I love most about the Hot Tools Signature Series curling iron is that the curls are long-lasting. I’ve tried some curling irons only to have my curls fall out mid-day. With this iron, my curls last at least 2 days (until it’s time to wash my hair).

The Hot Tools Signature Series which includes curling ironflat iron and hair dryer options available now at Walmart, Amazon and other mass retailers.

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