Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ultimate Dupe List for Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits and Metal Matte Lipsticks


Ultimate Dupe List for Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits and Metal Matte Lipsticks - The Daily Fashion and Beauty News
source: @kyliejenner on instagram


Hello Gorgeous!

After spending the last few weeks dedicating most of my working hours processing orders and updating the Boutique with brand new spring/summer inventory, I wanted to create an ultimate dupe list for you.  A dupe list for what you ask?  This dupe list is for some of the most coveted lip products to hit the internet:  Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits and Metal Matte Lipsticks.

If you were among the hundreds of those who did not get their hands on Kylie Jenner's lip products then this ultimate dupe list will hopefully make your frown turn upside-down ;)

Ultimate Dupe List for Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits and Metal Matte Lipsticks 


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Lip Kit + Dupes

Candy K Lip Kit :  ColourPop Cosmetic's Ultra Matte in Bianca - $13.95 , amazon.com

Kourt K Lip Kit :  NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania - $5.99 , target.com

22 Lip Kit :  Maybelline's Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in Orange Shot - $6.64, target.com 

Dolce K Lip Kit:  NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes - $5.99 , target.com

True Brown K Lip Kit:  ColourPop Cosmetic's Ultra Matte in Limbo - $6.00 , colourpop.com

Koko K Lip Kit:  NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul - $5.69 , amazon.com

Posie K Lip Kit:  NYX's Liquid Suede Lipstick in Pink Lust  - $6.99 , target.com

Mary Jo Lip Kit:  Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Love - $8.99 , walgreens.com

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

Kylie Jenner's Lip Gloss + Dupes 

Literally : L'Oreal Infallible 8HR Lip Gloss in Coral Sands - $7.57 , walmart.com

Like : Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Light Year - $4.99 , walgreens.com

So Cute : NYX's Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sugar Pie - $4.99 , target.com

A video posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

Metal Matte Lipsticks + Dupes 

Reign : NYX's Wicked Lippie in Wrath - $5.99 , amazon.com

King K : CoverGirl's Colorlicious Lip Lava Lipgloss in Lava Glow - $5.99 , target.com

Heir : CoverGirl's Blast Flipstick in Snap 845 - $4.14 , amazon.com


I hope you find this ultimate dupe list helpful. Now, tell me: Were you able to get your hands on any of Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits, Gloss or Metal Matte Lipsticks?  If so, what's your take on these lip products?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hair Tutorials: 7 Incredibly Chic Ways to Wear Bobby Pins

Hair Tutorials: 7 Incredibly Chic Ways to Wear Bobby Pins


Hair Tutorials: 7 Incredibly Chic Ways to Wear Bobby Pins - The Daily Fashion and Beauty News


Happy Monday Gorgeous! 

It's the beginning of a new week and what better way to get it started then by having seven different hair tutorials?  

Thanks to Latest-Hairstyles.com and Wendy Rose Gould, today's hair tutorial post will definitely come in handy this week when you find yourself lacking a little hairstyle inspo. 

According to Wendy, "Bobby pins sort of get the short end of the stick. I mean, they’re super utilitarian, obviously, but pretty much every single tutorial out there tells you they should be tucked away, hidden from the world and never to be seen by a single soul."

"Of course, there’s a time and place when you don’t want your bobby pins to show, but today we’re here to set the bobby pin free. We came up with some bobby pin inspiration for you and have given a how-to for each. If you’re feeling even more playful, try using brightly colored or metallic bobby pins as you experiment with these incredibly chic ways to wear bobby pins."

#1 The Half-Up Bobby Pin Nest



How To: After teasing your hair at the crown and gently combing it out, pull back half of your hair to create a half-up hairdo. Instead of securing hair with an elastic, though, twist it twice to the right and then begin inserting bobby pins to secure. Don’t worry about being strategic or uniform or symmetrical. Instead, create a messy nest of bobby pins. Not only will your hair be very secure, but it’ll look cool. The more bobby pins and the more haphazard their placement, the more “on purpose” it will look.

#2 The Half Up Braided and Bobbied



How To: Create two small-to-medium braids on either side of your head. Pull them to the back until they meet and then insert four criss-crossed bobby pins. For an additional touch, and so people know you’re not ashamed of your bobby pin game, insert three horizontal bobby pins above the braids at the center of your head.

#3 The Messy Bun Meets Bobby



How To: Gather your hair near the crown of your head as if you’re going to put it in a messy ponytail. Begin wrapping it around itself, then secure the entire bun with a clear elastic. Keep your bun very loose, very casual and very undone. From there, add three sets of two bobby pins around the bun.

#4 The No Reason Zigzag



How To: This one’s great because the bobby pins serve no purpose other than to look pretty. Just above your ear, insert two diagonal bobby pins. From there, create a zigzag by adding two additional bobby pins on top and then two below.

#5 The Super Side Swept Lattice



How To: Create a very deep side part, pulling a large portion of your hair to one side of your face. Insert two bobby pins point away from your face. From there, fold over a small section of the pulled aside hair and insert two addition bobby pins (this time toward your face) to keep the fold in place. Repeat, this time pulling hair from the front portion of your pulled aside hair and folding it over. Insert two more bobby pins to keep it in place, again with bobby pins pointing away from your face. Repeat once more on the other side of the pulled aside section, bobby pins pointing toward your face again. Don’t get too caught up in making this look perfect or the same as the image featured here. Just keep folding sections of the hair back and forth and securing with alternating bobby pins to create a lattice.

#6 The Covered Pony



How To: Divide your hair into three sections, with the largest section in the middle and two smaller sections on either side. Gather the middle section into a low ponytail and secure with a clear elastic. Drag one section of hair over the top of the ponytail and wrap it around, securing with a bobby pin. Repeat on the other side. On either both sides or one side (your choice), insert four fanned out bobby pins.

#7 The Pinned Rosette



How To: Gather a small section of your hair above your ear and gently twist the hair around itself to create a spiral. Place the rosette flat against your head and insert two criss-crossed bobby pins.


Now it's your turn: Which of these chic ways to wear bobby pins will you try to recreate this week?  Let me know in the comments - I'm looking forward to hearing from you! 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day DIY Nail Inspiration



VALENTINE’S DAY DIY NAIL INSPIRATION FROM JULEP

Hello Gorgeous! 

To celebrate February 1st, I wanted to post this DIY nail inspiration guide. These nail looks are super cute and will definitely help sweeten your week. With Valentine's Day two weeks away, now would be the perfect time to practice these sweet nail art designs. 

The nail designs below all use the same three Julep polishes and the Julep Plie Wand Creativity Kit. Save 20% off at Julep.com and score this nail art kit and any of these polishes with code LETSGET20. Remember to extend the life of your lovely new manicure with top coat!


Valentine Nail Look Inspiration


1. Mini hearts: Use two coats of Florence, a classic camel crème polish. Let dry, then use a toothpick or the dotting tool in the Creativity Kit to make the heart with Shawn, a poppy pink polish. First make two dots, then add the bottom triangle of the heart.

2. Dots with Naked Nail: Start with a clear base coat. Create the naked naked look by cutting out a V-shape out of scotch tape and sticking it on your nail. Use Shawn, our poppy polish, to fill in around the nail around the tape. Let dry, then use the Creativity Kit dotting tool or a toothpick to make white dots using Brigitte.

3. French Stripes: Apply two coats of Brigitte, a white crème polish, to all nails and let dry. Then, using the striping tool in the Creativity Kit or a toothpick to add your stripes. I always use scotch tape to help make guidelines for my lines, or else they often get squiggly!

4. Heart Accent Nail: On four nails, use two coats of Shawn, a poppy crème polish. Apply two coats of Brigitte, a white crème polish, to your accent nail. Let dry. Then, with a tooth pick or Creativity Kit add the heart on white nail, starting with two dots and then filling in the rest of the heart.


Are you a polish lover? Then you should try the Julep beauty box! You can get a box of gorgeous and good-for-you beauty, skin, or nail products delivered to your door every month. Get your Valentine’s Day beauty box today, featuring the poppy polish used in these nail looks, for 50% off!  Use code XOXOXO to get 50% off your first box.



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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sleeping Beauty Overnight Gel Masques

 Miss Spa Launches 5 “Sleeping Beauty” Overnight Gel Masques
Enjoy professional results while you sleep for a refreshed and renewed complexion 

Sleeping Beauty Overnight Gel Masques - The Daily Fashion and Beauty News


As someone who loves trying new skincare products - especially facial masks - finding that one product that will work on my skin with minimal effort on my part is essential.  Which is the main reason why I am all over the overnight gel masques / facial treatment masks beauty trend. 

Knowing that whichever overnight gel masque I apply is working its magic by sinking into the skin on a deeper level makes the added step to my nightly routine completely worth it. 

If you haven't tried sleeping with an overnight gel masque, I recommend you give it a try.  And, if you're thinking that an overnight skincare product like this will cost you a fortune, I'm happy to say that will not be the case. 

Miss Spa is proud to launch their new collection of 5 Overnight Gel Masques ($7.99 each) that deliver extraordinary benefits to the skin while sleeping. Before going to bed, spend only 1 minute to gently massage the liquid mask of your choice to cleaned skin until completely absorbed. As you wake in the morning, your skin will be repaired with no need to rinse.
The 5 masques include: Anti-Aging (smooths and refines fine lines and wrinkles), Soothing (calms sensitive and irritated skin), Radiance (brightens and evens out skin tone), Moisturizing (hydrates dry and dehydrated skin) and Purifying (exfoliated and deep cleanses skin). They are water-based and free of parabens, artificial dyes, talc, fragrance and NEVER tested on animals. The masques are packaged in an easy to open, re-sealable pouch that provides 3 applications each.



  • Anti-Aging - Counteract pesky signs of aging with Miss Spa Anti-Aging Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, it reduces mimic wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contractions and slow down cellular skin aging.
  • Soothing - Help relieve stressed, aggravated skin with Miss Spa Soothing Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with fruit and plant extracts of Blackcurrant and Cardiospermu, it effectively reduces inflammatory processes and replenishes the damaged skin barrier.
  • Radiance - Breathe new life into lackluster skin with Miss Spa Radiance Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with Oligopeptide-68, it decreases tyrosine oxidation and melanin synthesis to reduce overall skin pigmentation.
  • Moisturizing – Bathe skin in moisture with Miss Spa Moisturizing Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with Adenosine and Papaya, it optimizes the water balance and reduces the trans-epidermal water loss of the epidermis.
  • Purifying - Brighten and soften dull, rough skin with Miss Spa Exfoliating Purifying Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with Pineapple, it removes superficial dead skin cells and restores the skin’s natural radiance and complexion.
Cost: $7.99 each with approximately 3 applications each
Where to Buy: www.ulta.com 

Tip: Anytime I need to buy more of these Miss Spa gel masques (or any beauty related product in general), I only shop online through Ebates so I can get a percentage of my money back. I checked after writing this article and if you shop at Ulta through the Ebates site, you'll get 3% cash back. 


I honestly think you'll find these overnight gel masques from Miss Spa to be not only easy to use, but more importantly effective at locking in all their "good for your skin" ingredients allowing you to wake up to smooth and hydrated skin in the morning. 


Have you ever used an overnight gel masque / facial mask treatment? 
If so, which one is your favorite? 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Quick Post Gym Hairstyles for Work + Fun


Quick Post Gym Hairstyles for Work and Fun - The Daily Fashion and Beauty News


Quick Post-Gym Hairstyles for Work & Fun
Date night, work or last minute plans? Go from the gym to glam with these fast hair ideas



In last week's article I shared a few simple ways you can create a successful personal fitness program, if you missed it - click here to read the full article. 

Of the many challenges that come from working out, one of the most popular is how to style our hair post-gym. Regardless of what time of day (or night) you choose to work out, the following hair ideas shared by Fernando Salas, creator of White Sands Haircare, will certainly give you fast hair ideas to go from the gym to a number of after workout plans like work, a date or even just a lazy weekend at home. 


1. Going from the Gym to Last Minute Plans - Do a 3 Minute Blowout
Spray a hairspray like White Sands Infinity ($22) to soak up extra oils and create lift at the roots. Quickly use your dryer and direct the heat only at your hairline to dry up the most visible, sweaty areas. Flip your head over and dry hair upside down. When you come back up, you will have volume while also refreshening tresses. Spray your brush with perfume and run through your hair to finish.

2. Going from the Gym to Date Night - Do a Post Workout Chignon
Start by tousling hair with a texture spray like White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray ($21). Loosely pull hair back into a low pony tail. Using bobby pins, pin a section of hair from the middle of the ponytail an inch or two above the hair tie. Then, use hair pins to pin the remaining lengths in place to complete the look. "Remember, it doesn't have to look perfect. The more creative and the more texture the better," explains Salas.

3. Going from the Gym to Work - Do a Classic Ponytail
"I've noticed that a beautiful classic ponytail is underutilized," says Salas. Using a light weight paste like White Sands Smudge Texture Crème ($16), smooth hair back into a shiny sleek, pony and secure in the middle of the head below the crown and above the nape. Wrap a small piece of hair around the band to dress it up and secure the ends with a bobby pin.

4. Going from the Gym to Cocktails with the Girls - Do a High Bun
There are so many different bun makers out there with various foam shapes to choose from. It has never been easier to make one in seconds. You can even cut the toe area off of a sock and roll the remaining part into a circular piece to use. In seconds you will have a clean polished style, that is still fun and flirty. Seal it with a shine spray like White Sands Porosity ($19.40) to disguise oily hair.

5. Going from the Gym to a Relaxed Weekend - Do a Braid
No matter where life takes you, opting for a braided hairstyle can be the easiest way to get pretty hair without a lot of prep. Wear your braid of choice while working out and let this style act as a curling iron. Once you are done at the gym, undo to reveal heatless waves perfect for a casual weekend. 



Which post gym hairstyle are you most likely to try? 

Monday, January 4, 2016

How To Create a Successful Personal Fitness Program


How to Create a Successful Personal Fitness Program - The Daily Fashion and Beauty News



Hello, 2016! 

Like many of you, today is my first official day back at the LFD offices. And I have to say: I'm super excited and motivated to get this new year started on a positive note. 

In order to do that, I decided to make it a priority to work on my overall health this year by creating (and maintaining) a personal fitness program.

If one of your new years goals is to workout on a regular basis, then please continue reading below some tips and tricks that will help you create a successful personal fitness program.  

1. NO MORE EXCUSES

Stop making excuses for not working out. Schedule a block of time to workout tomorrow, even if it's only for 15 minutes. Tomorrow, schedule another block of time for the next day. Do this daily and eventually you won't need to make that appointment with yourself and your workout time will increase. Soon, exercise will just be part of a normal day.

TIP: To give you an idea, here's what I do: When driving back to the house in the mornings after taking my daughter to her bus stop,I have no other choice but to drive by the gym. So, instead of speeding by the building once I turn the corner onto the street where it's located, I convince myself that all I need to do is go inside and workout for a few minutes. Once I walk through the front doors, I connect my cell phone to their wifi, load a YouTube video that's about 15-20 min long and begin my workout. By the time the video ends, I've worked out for the day without even knowing it. 

2.DO WHAT YOU ENJOY

A great way to stay fit is to pick a fitness related activity that you absolutely love. This could be something like bike riding, roller blading, or even hiking. This way you will be exercising fairly strenuously and because it is something you really enjoy you won't even notice it.

TIP: As someone who likes to go for walks, I tend to gravitate to the nearest treadmill. If there is none available, then I'll choose the elliptical. And, when I'm feeling ballsy, I'll do some light weight lifting. 

3. GET OFF THE COUCH 

One way to get fit is to replace all your normal sedentary habits with active habits. For example if you watch TV for about three hours a day this can be replaced with a one hour walk and two hours of TV. By doing this you get some exercise into your regimen and don't sacrifice something you enjoy.

4. FIND YOUR SWEET-SPOT 

If you're having a difficult time fitting exercise into your day, try doing it early in the morning. If you wake up and tackle your exercise plan first thing, you won't have to worry about it for the rest of the day. You can also often complete a thirty minute work out before the rest of your family is awake, making it less of an interference in your every day chores and duties.

TIP: Like I mentioned before, I go to the gym first thing in the morning, which is typically around 6:30 AM. If the morning time does not work for you, try going in the mid-afternoon or even at night. 

5. START SLOW...

While fitness should push our bodies, it is important though that you not push yourself too hard. By trying to exceed your body's capabilities, you are not doing yourself any favors; in fact, you may be causing yourself injury. My suggestion is to take is slow. When you schedule your fitness routine, start off with easy to do stretches or jump rope. The point is: Don't over do it! 



With the previous tips floating through your thoughts, you ought to be ready to create your own personal fitness routine! It does take some time and effort, but if you keep at it, it is indeed achievable. So, go out there, enjoy yourself, and achieve all of your fitness goals!


Now it's your turn: Do you have any additional tips to creating a successful personal fitness program?