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Makeup Monday Headbands

I’m not one to invest or buy into a brand new trend unless I know it’s going to stick around. I was late to jump on the headband trend but turns out I wasn’t late because it’s clearly not going anywhere! No matter your age or hairstyle, the headband is a statement that is here to stay. Not to mention this is the perfect way to hide the inevitable bad hair day. Here are some of the headbands I recently added to my closet:

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3 Must Have Eye Shadow Brushes

Whenever I get my makeup done by a professional, the first thing I notice is how many brushes they use throughout the process. I recently invested in some MUCH needed eyeshadow brushes and they have made a world of difference. It has made my makeup application process so much easier, the shadows glide on seamlessly and blend to perfection!

These are my three must have eyeshadow brushes:

This Laura Mercier All Over Eye Brush is my everyday go-to! I mainly use it for applying a solid shadow but it can also be used for adding color on your lower eyelid if you are going for a smokey eye look. Whether you are going for a day to day look or trying to achieve a smokey eye, you will 100% need this brush!

My absolute favorite brush is the MAC 240S Large Tapered Blending Brush. Besides blending shadows, this brush softens and sharp edges or harsh lines. You need to make sure your blending brush is tapered so the tip fits into the crease of your eye. Whether you are a professional makeup artist or just beginning to play around with shadows, this brush will be your best friend!

Last but definitely not least is the Chanel Les Pinceaux Dual-Top Retractable Brush. This brush is super easy to use, it’s ideal for lining your eyes with total precision as well as keeping your brows brushed and on point!

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Hair Dryer

The perfect at home blowout starts with clean hair a really good blow dryer and the right products! (Trust me, I learned the hard way).I used to have a really short L.O.B. (long bob) and I found it so hard to style my hair. I was always getting my hair professionally styled. Now that I have a L.L.O.B (long, long bob lol) it’s much easier to manage, hence the at home blowout.

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Berry Lips for Fall

It’s fall and that means gorgeous dark natural hues…time to get serious people. The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping and we are starting to wear our sweaters, leathers and woolies. This all means that it is time to bring back the dark berry lipstick.

Our summer tans have faded and we are all getting ready for the holidays because believe it or not, they are right around the corner! Yes I said it, they are minutes away! Looking for a fun fall pick-me-up to compliment your pumpkin spice latte!? Look no further, try applying a berry lip.

Tip – keep this look fresh and modern, less is more when wearing a bold lipstick. Let the bold berry lip be the show stopper and wear minimal makeup on the rest of your face. The key to makeup is focusing on either bold eyes or a bold lip. Both at the same time is way too much! Check out some of my favorite bold berry lipsticks:

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How to Dry shampoo

Wondering about dry shampoo?? PSSSSSSSSSSST I have a secret to tell you…best invention ever and SO easy to use! You know how you just got a blow out and by day 2 it feel great? Well, this is why you need to use dry shampoo! Spray the dry shampoo in the roots of your hair and at the hair line. Section of your hair and spray at the root all over you head. Then, take your fingers and tassel the hair at the the root to blend in the white powder. Not a blonde? Don’t worry Batiste makes dry shampoos in different colors so it easily blends into your hair. Also, don’t forget to use at night before you go to bed, to soak up any excess grease that may accumulate at night. Also, sleeping on a silk pillow case helps to preserve your hair!

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Conceal Me Please!

Conceal me please! The older I get, I find that concealer is my best friend. But what color am I? How many times do you go to the store, pick out a concealer, apply at home and realize you chose the wrong shade? Me, every time! If you can, leave it up to the professionals to help you choose your color but if you can’t, I definitely suggest using these suggestions when picking a concealer…

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The Velcro Blowout

There is nothing like a good ole fashion velcro blowout! Velcro rollers have been around forever…think back to old movies when all of the starlets would be waiting in their dressing rooms with their silk robes and hair tightly wrapped up in rollers as they anxiously awaited their next scene. I am all for the velcro blowout because it gives you a smooth finished look unlike any other! How do you achieve this perfect blowout?

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The Fool Proof Smokey Eye

Sometimes you just need the cliff notes, am I right?!? A fool proof guaranteed way to get right to the point! I would like to thank ALMAY for coming up with this amazing, easy to use smokey eye palette! I am very visual learner, so seeing where each color is suppose to go on the eyelid is brilliant and a total game changer.

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