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Shimmering & Glowing Beauty: Shaliece Marie

Hello my loves!!!

Happy hump day! Today I am so excited to share with you all this glowing look I created on the stunning international model, Shaliece Marie. I could not be more happy with how this makeup turned out, but it makes my job SO easy when my client is drop deal gorgeous. Shaliece had all the right features, thick brows, big eyes, perfect skin and naturally pouty lips. We went for a very classic look, focusing mostly on the eyes and keeping the skin very clean and dewy. This is a look that I would do for any client, but this especially looks good in photos. To learn more about how to achieve this chic look, keep reading!
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Products used for face:
Primer: Clinique Pore Refining - This product is fabulous and adds a nice silk layer to the skin before other products are applied.
Foundation: Giogrio Armani Luminous Silk in #5.25 with Beauty Blender
Concealer: Frankie Rose in “Fresh” {Creaseless & amazing}
Airbrush overage: Kett AB for bronzing
Setting: Ben Nye “Cameo” powder with a PUFF pressed into skin
Contour: Makeup Forever Sculpting Kit #3 applied to cheekbones, forehead, nose and jawline.
Blush: BECCA in “Wild Honey” {a nude bronze blusher}
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Products for eyes: For this look we are focusing the darker color mostly in the outer corner/crease and keeping it very blended and soft. To create that very blended look we want to use a fluffy blending brush for about a minute in the crease for a very diffused look. Keep the shimmer to the center of the eye and inner corners for a eye-opening look. Line the inner waterline and the top, blend with black shadow and lastly pop some lashes on! See products below!
Primer: “Painterly” by MAC - {Holy Grail}
Eyeshadow Palette: Lorac Pro 2 {Review coming soon- basically its the BEST}
  1. Apply “Buff” all over eye | 2. Apply “Cool Gray” in crease | 3. Apply “Rose” in center/inner for shimmer | 4. Apply “Charcoal” in crease | 5. Apply “Black” to smudge liners top & bottom
Lashes: Huda Beauty “Alyssa” stacked on
Brush those brows UP for a very chic-vogue look!
Lipgloss: Custom blend of Girlactik “Babydoll” & Stila “Kitten” gloss
End everything with Model In A Bottle setting spray for all day staying power!!
 
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BAM….Goddess Face <3 
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Hair Love: Macadamia Natural Oil

 

Good Morning!

When it comes to caring for my hair I love natural products. I have tried so many different hair treatments, and I feel that the natural ones are just as good as salon treatments at times. Recently I was sent this Macadamia Natural Oil Conditioner. I have had it sitting in my bathroom for the past couple months and last week I finally got around to testing it out. This conditioner is unreal to say the least! It is very different from any product I have used. It is a mousse that turns into a creamy conditioner and makes your hair feel like absolute SILK! I wish I would have tried it earlier but I am so excited to share it with you now! I have been using it now for almost two weeks and will do an updated post on how my hair feels and looks Friday! Keep reading for more details on this amazing Macadamia oil!IMG_4629 

Macadamia Natural Oil “Flawless” Conditioner

This foam mousse to liquid butter product is an instant hair treatment at home that will transform dry, brittle ends to silky smooth locks…

How much product is needed: I do two full pumps to run through my entire hair, from scalp to ends.

How long do I leave on hair? I apply to my hair when I am washing my body & shaving so it stays on for about 10 minutes. If you want to do a deep treatment I would wash your hair with shampoo, get out of shower, apply the product and wrap up in a shower cap and leave in for about 30 minutes!

Does it make your hair flat? Unlike most treatment conditioners, this one does not leave your hair feeling flat and heavy. It made my hair very bouncy and smooth with a good amount of volume still.

How do you like to apply? I recently have been using it both in the shower as conditioner and out of the shower for a treatment on my ends! I have noticed that it has really helped my split ends and put a lot of moisture back into my hair before I curl it!

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Amara Glam Event: Doll Makeup Details

Hola dolls!

Today I will be sharing with you how I got this overly glamorous makeup look! Some may say this is a lot, but to me makeup is art, so if you like it… then go for it girlfriend! I went ahead and did top and bottom lashes to create the effect of bambie-doe-eyes aka super big peepers! I used a few new products for this look, including a fabulous new full coverage foundation by Camo Cosmetics! I always get asked how long it takes me for looks, most of the time not super long, but for this look it took me around 45 minutes because I wanted it to be really detailed and precise! Hope you all enjoy and get a few pointers out of this post!

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Eyes: This look is a mix between cut crease and smokey eye. I wanted to do more gray tones on my eyes because I usually use a lot of browns. Gray looks beautiful on green and blue eyes the most, but I still feel like it can be worn on any eye tone. I added lashes to top and bottom to really OPEN up the eyes and create almost a doll-like look!

Shadows: Makeup Geek Shadows: Vanilla Bean {on entire lid} | Mercury {On main lid/inner corner} | Bling {in tear ducts} | Stealth {In outer crease} | Graphite {In arch crease} | Galaxy {in outer corner blended into liner}

I was turned on to Makeup Geek shadows by Jaclyn Hill from YT. She highly suggested them and compared their quality to MAC shadows but more affordable {$5.99}. So I ordered a custom palette and have been SO impressed by these! Check them out HERE!

Liner: Givenchy Couture Precision liquid $30 – This liner gets super close to the lash line to hide the base of the lashes- it also is super smooth and the applicator is fairly easy to control. Start at the inner corner and work your way out. I rounded out the ends of each eye instead of doing a straight-up wing.

Lashes {top}: Flutter Lashes in “Paige” and “Miley” STACKED – of course! So these are a new style to me, I am a bit of a lash-hoe and get stuck in the rut of wearing my same favorites but I wanted to try some new styles and I couldn’t be more obsessed with these. This is the perfect combo of whispie and dramatic!

Bottom lashes: Huda Beauty “Alyssa” Lashes or Individual lashes

Cream eyeliner: Anastasia BH Pro Pencil - I have found that this works amazing in the waterline – it adds a nice white/cream color and opens the eyes beautifully!

Brows: Anastasia brow pomade in Soft brown - I finally found that Soft Brown is my perfect shade in the ABH brow pomade. This stuff is tricky to use at first but the trick is that you need to use as little of product as possible first and start at the outer corners of the brow working your way towards the front.

Lipstick foundation: Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation in “Undressed” - This stuff is Ah-mazing. If you want a good lip color that mutes out your natural lip tone and give a perfect nude, these lip foundations are fabulousO! They have about 6 different shades of nude. I found this mauve pink to look best on me!

Gloss: Optional- I like to top my lips off with a shimmering gloss by none other than Buxom “Yoo Hoo” - a great shimmering nude!

Foundation used was Camo Cosmetics in “Earth yellow” - This is a full coverage foundation without using a lot of product. This foundation is different than anything I have ever used- it is very liquidy but goes on and dries instantly – I am in love with the way it makes my skin look. I would suggest it for oil-combination skin mostly but if you are dry and are interested, check it out!

Blusher: Marc Jacobs “Outspoken” – this was gifted to me from a client and I am just in LOVE with the color for summer. A little goes a long way with MJ products so just dust a little on with a stippling brush!

Highlighter: My all time favorite at the moment is Opal from BECCA! Just go buy it if you haven’t already! Glam glow galore!

Face details… I have full contour details posted HERE for this look!

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Amara Glam Event: Part 1 Getting Ready

Good Morning!

Today I am sharing with you some of the things I did to get ready for my event that I hosted at Amara Day Spa! It was such a great night filled with amazing giveaways, glam treatments and yummy food {of course}! I always love getting ready for events, but it takes a lot of work for me when I do. I love to get a spray tan, my hair-did, nails filled/painted, and of course pick out the perfect outfit! For this event I wanted to wear a very bold color, so red was what I chose. I got all pampered at Amara and it was amazing! To learn more about how I got ready, keep reading! I will be posting Part 2 tomorrow and be talking all about the MAKEUP I did for the event and more!

XOX

Photos taken by Jessa Kae Photography 

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Hair: I love to get a blow out and scalp treatment before any event or party. This really helps to deep cleanse the hair follicles and add lots of volume to my hair. I went in to Amara to get a Deep Conditioning Scalp treatment and a volume blow out. They used Loreal Professional products and lots of dry shampoo to give my hair a root lift!

Loreal Professionnel Serie Absolut Repair Masque - This really helps to repair any split ends and add shine to my hair!

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Powder Fresh Dry Shampoo - For those who have issues with volume, this dry shampoo is heaven sent! Spray at the roots and tease for ultimate bombshell hair!

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Loreal Infinium spray 4 extra hold - To hold that volume or curls all day/night long, this hairspray is my fave!

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Color: My color was done by my good friend and fabulous hair-guru, Lindsey Catano. She is unreal with all hair colors, especially golden bronze hair like mine. I had her add some more balyage color to my crown to add a little more blonde to my hair! She is a genius. If you are ever in Utah – contact her!

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Spray tan & bronzing lotion: I love to get a full body airbrush tan before anything! When you are tan you feel sexy, confident and just hot. I like to get my spray tan atleast one-two days before the event, this allows your tan to breathe a little bit and “marinate” on your skin. I then like to wash it off the morning of the event day and lotion myself with a tinted bronzer.

Spray Tan: Amara | Ask for Nikee Anderson

Bronzing Lotion: Million Dollar Tan “all that glitters” shimmer dry oil - WOW. This stuff is unreal. I would describe it as makeup for the body. That could sound scary to some but this oil/lotion really does a great job at adding a golden tan, a hint shimmer and also covering any veins or discoloration!

 

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Outfit details… Styled by Angie of TheFashionFuse.com - she is one of my best friends and has THE best fashion sense.

Dress: Herve Leger red longsleeve bandage  - This dress is amazing to say the least. I love how bandage dresses are so fitted on the body and really hold everything tight like a second layer of skin. The red is such a pretty statement color, but I also have this dress in black for those who want a LBD!

Shoes: Christian Louboutin classic black slingbacks (see below)

Earrings: Vintage Givenchy (see below)

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 More to come!

 

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Natural Mommy Glam|Monday Makeover

 Happy Monday dolls!

Today I have a fun makeover with my darling friend Latisha! She has a super cute fashion blog called Girl in the Yellow Dress- check it out HERE! She was in town this last month and scheduled a makeover session with me and I loved how it turned out so I had to share! I went for a really natural look that accentuated her blue eyes, this is perfect for mothers who want to feel sexy and glam but not overboard! This gorgeous mama of two wanted a quick and beautiful fresh look that could be worn during the day and at night. We did two different lip colors to change up the look a little bit! Hope you all had a lovely weekend, see more on this look below!

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Eyes:

Eyeshadow Palette: Bobbi Brown Color Design : “Sienna Sultry” -  Apply the “Champagne” all over the lid | Apply the “Copper” golden shimmer over the champagne shimmer | Apply the “Chocolate” golden brown in the outer corner. |

Lashes: Apply lashes if you desire to add a little bit of GLAM – I used very natural lashes that just add some thickness to her natural lashes! These are House of Lashes in “Au Naturale”

Liner: Makeup Forever Aqua Liner - Line the eyelid above the lashes to hide the lash band! I like to use liquid because it adds a really dark black line that defines the eyes nicely!

White eyeliner: To open up the eyes and really make blue eyes stand out I like to line the waterline with a white or nude liner. Nars “Santa Monica Blvd” is a perfect pencil to add that pop of white!!

Brows: I shaped her brows with Anastasia BH brow-wiz in Medium Brown

Add your favorite Mascara and your eyes will be complete! This is a super easy look for mothers who want to feel sexy but dont want to spend so much time on their eyes!

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Face: 

YSL #BR30 Foundation applied with Cover FX Foundation brush | Apply two pumps to the back of your hand and dip the brush in and blend into skin in circular motions.

Concealer: Tarte Smooth Operator in “Light” - apply under the eyes and blend with your ring finger!

Powder: Amazing Cosmetics Setting powder pressed all over the face with a powder PUFF

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Contour/Blush/Highlight: Sleek Makeup in “Light” This palette from Sleek Makeup is called the “Face Form” and it is amazing for on the go contouring/highlighting and blushing! For the nose/cheek/forehead contour I use the brown bronzer from the palette. Apply your blush to the cheekbones!

Nose contour brush: Luxie Lush Flat Angled Blender Face Brush 538 | To contour her nose I went down on both sides and drew a small scoop at the tip of her nose. Highlight the center with the highlighter from the Sleek palette!

Lips:

Lip #1 : Estee Lauder “Amber Halo”

Lip #2 : YSL #13 Peachy Passion

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Non-Surgical Nose Job & Face Sculpting Tricks

Hello Hunnies!

Today I have a fun tutorial on how I like to contour my features! Makeup can really do wonders, I treat it as an art when it comes to contouring. You can accentuate and hide your facial features by just using a few products! My most commonly asked question is how I contour my nose. I have never had any surgery done to my face, its all contour! So if you want to learn how to non-surgically sculpt your face keep reading!! XOX

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  1. Have your foundation already on your face before you start contouring with your creams.
  2. Draw  out your lines of where you want to define the face using a small concealer brush and the dark contour cream. I like the Dermablend Concealer Brush and I used Illamasque “Hollow” Cream Color Pigment.
  3. Draw small “Dash” lines along the forehead/hairline | Draw two line from your ear down to the middle of your cheekbone | For the nose draw two lines on each sides of the nose and a small line above the tip of the nose |
  4. Next step is blending- with a damp Beauty Blender “press and roll” your blender over the contour creams to blend it into the face.
  5. Once you are totally blended now you need to highlight. I used a really light concealer under the eyes, down the nose and on the tip of the nose- Estee Lauder in “Light” was used here but feel free to use any really light concealer!
  6. Blend this out with your clean Beauty Blender again and just tap this into the skin- we are highlighting and concealer at same time.
  7. Set all of this with your favorite powder {Ben Nye Banana} and your complete! Super easy and better than going under the knife. I will do a video on this soon because it will be much easier to show you all, until then please email me with any questions: Jadembaird@gmail.com

Here is the final outcome of what it will look like once you put your setting powder on:

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My Favorite Curling Tool: Remington 1inch

Good Morning ladies!

Today I am sharing with you my favorite tool to curl my hair. The Remington 1 inch ceramic wand has been on my holy grail list for the past three years. Before using this I used to curl my hair the old-fashion way with a straightener. This would take forever and damage my hair completely. After finding this wand my hair has been so smooth, and even more important- healthy!! This wand does not damage my hair at all, since I am not using a clamp or not roasting it with a straightener, my locks have had little to no breakage! If you are on the hunt for a nice tool that will give you sexy beach waves or tight ringlet curls, this is perfect for you! I can do a bunch of different curl styles using just this! 

GOOD NEWS- I have recorded a video on how to get these curls, I will be posting it very soon! Thanks for your patience! 

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Remington 1 inch Ceramic wand…

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This wand allows me to style my hair in half the time, it used to take me 30 minutes to curl my hair, now it takes me 10 minutes!!!

  • I section my hair into two sides, I part it down the middle and curl one side and then switch to the next.
  • I apply a serum to the ends of my hair so that there is no damage done to my hair.
  • I take one inch pieces and curl away from my face always.
  • I hold the wand in the curl for about 5 seconds- no longer.
  • I repeat to the other side. Once all the hair is curled, I brush it out with my fingers.
  • Hair is complete!
  • Cost: Around 15-25$ Depending on where you buy it! I bought mine at Target 3 years ago and it is still in fabulous shape!
  • VIDEO WILL BE COMING SOON!

 

Remington CI5325 Keratin Therapy Curling Wand, 1-Inch

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The Final Outcome…

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Check out the products below to purchase what I have used on my hair:
Josie Maran Serum / Remington Wand / Fekkai Conditioner / Hot Blow-Dryer

Any hair questions? Email me – Jadembaird@gmail.com

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Easy Eyeshadow & Desio Eye Contacts

Hello my loves!

Today I am sharing with you a fun new product that I have been trying out, Desio eye contacts! These eye contacts are the highest quality from Europe and am in love with them! I recently have been obsessed with the color “Icy Blue” and love the way it can change my look instantly! I kept my eye makeup minimal for todays look and only used two eyeshadows to show you how to get a super easy look for blue eyes! XOX

Location: Alice Lane Home 

Amazing Photography: Jordyn Willey 

Desio Eyes: “Icy Blue” – I am obsessed with these eye contacts! I have always wanted blue eyes but was born with brown eyes- don’t get me wrong, brown eyes are gorgeous…but I am so intrigued by lighter eyes! So these contacts are great to change up your look instantly! These are also so comfortable and look piercing on! They are easy to apply to the eyes and do not hurt at all! I love the Icy blue for a fun gray/blue pop to the eyes!

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Eye products used:

This is such a beautiful eye look- I love it because it is such a quick and easy makeup look! It really only requires two shadows: a white and a black- super classic! These colors are perfect to make the blue eyes pop!

  • Marc Jacobs “Stagelight” all over main eyelid – you can use an shimmer white eyeshadow.
  • Laura Mercier “Dark Spirit” - this is a matte black shadow- apply it with a small blending brush { OCC #004} to the outer corner of the crease only! You want to apply this like an outer < or > shape on each eye. Blend this out rally well so that everything looks very soft!
  • Lashes: Huda Beauty “Claudia” & Lady La La in “Stella” Stacked and applied with Huda Beauty Lash glue!
  • Anastasia BH Pro Pencil was applied to my inner waterline to give my eyes a brightening effect!
  • Line the bottom lash line with a skinny brown pencil- I used Urban Decay “Smoke” – a gray liner
  • Too Faced Bulletproof brows - shape your brows with this amazing waterproof brow gel!

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Country Cutie: Wedding Makeup

Happy Monday sweet peas !

Today I have a wedding makeup tutorial on this beautiful blonde beauty! Kayla wanted a very glam look for her special day with touches of gold- I always love to add a gold shimmer to brides because it adds such an elegance to the look. I gave her some fun coral/pink lips to match her romantic eyes for this Summery look! I have been a big fan of neutrals with a fun pop of color on the lips and this has been my favorite yet. If you are looking for some fabulous lashes, check out the House of lashes in Noir Fairy in belows look! I hope you all enjoy XOX

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Red Hot & Glowing!

Afternoon Sweets! Today I have a quick makeup look that is perfect for the upcoming holiday this weekend! I had done this makeup months ago and totally forgot to share it! The pop of orange-red on the lips paired with gold toned shadow is a great look for blue eyes! I love the glow on her face, it is always hard to find the best products to highlight with. A few of my favorites lately include Gerard Cosmetics BB Illuminator and Chanel’s highlighter- both provide a beautiful light to the face!

Enjoy! XOX

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  • Products used:
  • Primer/prep: Gerard Cosmetics BB Illuminator – applied all over face
  • Foundation: Frankie Rose “Olive” & “Oatmeal Blend”
  • Concealer: It Cosmetics light concealer
  • Powder: Ben Nye Banana applied with a powder puff
  • Contour: Too faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer
  • Highlight: Chanel Mouche De Beaute illuminator
  • Eyeshadow: Dolce & Gabbana “Gold 130” Apply the gold all over the lid and the bronze shadow in the crease.
  • Eye highlight: Buxom stay-there “Poodle” {white gold shadow} apply to inner corner and brow bone.
  • Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly hills in “Blonde”
  • Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown defined gel liner in “Black” top & bottom !
  • Lashes: Huda Beauty stacked Giselle and Claudia with mascara topped
  • Lips: NARS “Heat Wave”
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