How Much To Tip For Beauty Services

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Every time I go to a beauty salon, I am always left with the dilemma of how much do I tip for their services. What happens if I don’t like what they did to my hair? What if they did a bad job? What if…? How did I answer these questions? I googled.

Here is what I what I came up with.

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When To Throw Out Makeup

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Everybody has makeup stashed away somewhere that they say they sometime use or will use. This is just code for: I’ll use it when I figure out how to or I shouldn’t have bought it, but I’m too lazy to return. Been there. Done that. I’m sorry to say that probably by the time you decide to pull out the makeup you stashed away months ago or even years ago may not be any good anymore. So how long do you have before you have to chuck the mascara, foundation, eyeshadow, or nail polish?

Find out!

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Summer Makeup Tips

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Summer is rapidly approaching so I thought I would share some summer makeup tips.

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Summer is the perfect excuse to try those bright and vibrant nail polish colors you’ve always wanted to. I like to wear vibrant nail polish colors because they help show off my tan plus the colors really pop against tanned skin.

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Bronzer gives color and warmth to your skin. Don’t overdo the bronzer though. Just apply to the high points (where sun naturally touches) of your face:  forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose. You want to look believable, not like an oompal oompa.

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Put away the heavy foundation and matte colors and bust out that tinted moisturizer and gloss. Keep your makeup light and sheer since the summer heat will melt your makeup.

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To prevent your makeup from disappearing and sliding off your face, try to use waterproof makeup. Primers will help foundation last longer and keep shadows in place. Waterproof mascaras and eyeliners will help prevent the undereye racoon look. Lip and cheek stains will give off a natural look and keep color from disappearing.

Do you have any summer makeup tips? Do share!

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Guest Blogger: Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti

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I am so excited to be able to feature our second guest blogger. Well, in this case bloggerS. Please give a warm welcome to Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti of How to Be a Redhead!

About Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti

Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti are founders of How to Be a Redhead (www.howtobearedhead.com), a website that strives to make every redhead feel beautiful. Best friends, sisters, and natural-born redheads, Adrienne and Stephanie teach women  to love their looks with recommendations for hair, skin, make-up,  clothing, and more.

How to Perfectly Accent Your Gorgeous Red Hair

By: Adrienne & Stephanie Vendetti

How to be a Redhead believes with the right makeup, beauty tips and recommendations, any redhead- natural or not so natural- can be gorgeous! It is also important to follow trends, but put a “redhead twist” on it so your hair is complimented in the perfect way.

Your hair and makeup should always flatter your red hair; use these tips:

1)  Apply a thick black eyeliner to the top lid and apply black mascara. Leave the bottom part of the eye untouched. Warning: Redheads, do not be afraid to wear darker colors! Many people want to make redheads look as pale as possible, but we are here to tell you it is okay to go dark!

2)  Rock a red lip! Right now, it is extremely popular to wear the “Gwen Stefani red,” but we like to put our “redhead twist” to use and opt for a burnt red. We love Make Up For Ever’s Crayon Contour des Levres Waterproof Lipliner Pencil, 9C Aqua Lip. We first apply a chap stick then use this pencil as a lipliner and lipstick. It’s brilliant!

3)  Get a rockin’ do! Either get a side bang or full bang because it will put together your entire look with ease.

4) Many newly colored redheads are getting colored contacts to complete the typical redhead look. We love this idea! Go for a blue or green.

5)  Do this all while always looking young by making sure all products have an SPF! Redheads have extremely sensitive skin and must keep it maintained.

With these tips, redheads around the world will be glowing from head to toe. After all, isn’t it a redhead world and everyone else just lives in it? How to be a Redhead thinks so!

Keep looking beautiful!

Photo Credit: Kara Kochalko Photography; The Reditorial: www.karakochalko.com

Many thanks to Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti for taking the time to share tips on how to accent red hair! Be sure to check out their site: How to Be a Redhead.

If you would like to be a guest blogger, please feel free to contact me here.

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Wedding Makeup Week: Different Looks for Different Wedding Times

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The time of day when your wedding takes places will dictate the type of makeup you have and use.

Morning:

If your wedding is in the morning, you want your makeup to go with the morning light. Morning light is usually soft so you want to keep your makeup soft.

  • Natural makeup is perfect.
  • If you wear eyeshadow, choose warm, soft shades and be sure to keep it light and blended well.
  • Keep the eyeliner subtle. Apply it as close to your lash line as possible and not too thick. You just want to define your eyes.
  • Lip color should also be natural. Don’t use a bold color.

Midday:

If your wedding is in the middle of the day, you want to be aware of shadows. It is also the harshest light to be photographed in.

  • Avoid lots of shine and shimmer.
  • Keep your foundation light and matte.
  • Keep your blush matte.
  • Keep the eyeliner subtle. Apply it as close to your lash line as possible and not too thick. You just want to define your eyes.
  • Use false eyelashes. This will also help define your eyes without depending so much on eyeliner.
  • If you wear eyeshadow, be sure to choose a highlight shade with a bit of shimmer and keep your midtone and contour shades matte.

Afternoon:

If your wedding is in the afternoon, you can add a bit of drama to your makeup look. It is also the best light to be photographed in.

  • Be sure to add and use color because the flash from the camera will wash you out.
  • Choose colors that are richer.
  • Use false eyelashes. This will also help define your eyes without depending so much on eyeliner.

Evening:

If your wedding is in the afternoon, it is the perfect time to go glam or more dramatic.

  • Be sure to add and use color because the flash from the camera will wash you out.
  • Use bronzer. This will help warm up your complexion in photos.
  • Be sure to define your features: eyes, lips, brows, and cheeks.
  • False eyelashes are a must. This will help add more definition to your lashline.
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