I’m constantly tempted to change my hair in some way–cut it, dye it, just try something different. This has led to short bobs, choppy layers and even blunt bangs in the past.
I’ve been resisting the urge to chop all my hair off and have let it grow for once. It’s almost at the length I want, but I just had to give in and ended up dying my locks this week. I decided to go lighter for the summer, similar to Caroline’s new look. It ended up blonder than I expected, but I’m diggin’ it!
Many of you probably know that I am a makeup addict. I love getting dolled up and taking my time blending and creating looks. But as summer approaches and the temperature rises, wearing makeup in the heat is not ideal. My perfect compromise is wearing a “no makeup-makeup” look, which includes concealer, powder, mascara and bronzer, combined with a bold lip color.
Many of Clare’s and my friends have asked us about our experience getting our first tattoo. Although Clare and I both follow many beauty gurus on Youtube, and have found a ton of videos that explain a tattoo’s meaning or how painful a piercing is, none (that we have watched or found) give a first-timer’s point of view. So Clare and I made a video for you (and our friends) explaining the process and pain level—and we threw in some helpful tips, too.
Disclaimer: We are not claiming we are experts, these are just our opinions from our personal experiences.
Every year, my mum and I wake up bright and early for the Beauty Trend Show at our local Nordstrom. The tradition continued this past weekend, and it was awesome—as always.
We arrived around 7:45 am, received pink gift bags, filled up on some much-needed caffeine, and grabbed some seats for the show. Before the show started, we filled out raffle cards, hoping to win something. (My mum ended up scoring some Smashbox goodies!)
Spring was in full bloom this year, and pink was definitely the theme color. We saw gorgeous new looks from YSL, Estée Lauder, MAC, Clarisonic and more.
I absolutely loved hearing about all the new beauty and hair products, then trying them out after the show.
After lots of sampling and shopping, we took lunch break at the Nordstrom Cafe.
Crab Mac & Cheese and Earl Grey tea. So good… So, so good.
Before leaving I had the opportunity to get my hair done by Morroccan Oil stylist Michelle. Michelle was so sweet and showed me all the tricks and tips to get that relaxed wavy look.
Prom is right around the corner. You’ve got your dress, but how are you going to do your makeup? My best friend, Kenya, is a great makeup artist, and she volunteered to show you how to do a glam gold eye that’s perfect for prom.
I’ve recently been obsessed with avocados. I find myself putting avocados on almost everything, like eggs, toast and pizza, or even eating them alone with a little salt and pepper. Not only are avocados super tasty, but they’re also amazing for your skin.
So today I have a yummy, quick and easy avocado face mask!
– 1/2 avocado
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 1/2 cup uncooked oats
– 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
– 1 teaspoon lemon juice
The only step here is to mix and mash up all your ingredients.
I love this mask, but I’ll admit it ain’t the prettiest sight. It kinda looks like guac gone wrong???
But now all you have to do is apply the mixture to your face!
Once you’ve applied this green goodness to your face, wait 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.
I’d love to hear how this mask works for you! Use #nordstrombp so I can see all your beautiful avocado faces!
My perfect spring lip color (even though spring is a few weeks away) is Impassioned by MAC. But it’s not the most practical shade for a day-to-day lip color. When paired with a dark, monochrome outfit, however, a bright lip is perfect.
Here I’m wearing a statement coin necklace, a cropped sporty tee, velvet leggings and Nike Roshes.