#2 On The Best Fall Fashion Looks Countdown!

beauty-looks-nude-lipsNude Lips. I love the nude lip this season because it looks great on everyone, it’s a quick and easy look to pull off and you can wear it with a smokey eye for night or with a little bit of shadow and mascara during the day for a flawless fashion forward look. I’m always a big advocate of a makeup look that can take you from the workplace to a night on the town with only some slight additions for instance, some eyeliner and a little bronzer to give you a stunning look for night without heading home first to redo your entire face. Who has the time for that?

I’ve been seeing a lot of the nude lip recently from J-Lo to Zoe Saldana on red carpets. This look is like the beauty equivalent to your favorite skinny jeans! It’s easy to pull off and you can dress it up or down. The goal here with the nude lip is to tone down the natural pigment in your lips leaving you with a hint of color. It gives you a warm look while bringing more attention to those beautiful cheeks and eyes. This is a good opportunity to play around with bold shades too without running the risk of too many different colors going on making you feel overdone or like a clown.

A few key tips when selecting the perfect nude shade for you: Always consider your natural lip shade. Peach tones generally look great on fair complexions. Caramel tones look fierce on medium complexions and golden browns look killer on darker complexions.

Try out nudes with a bit of sheen or gloss to them. Matt nudes can look amazing on the runway but can be a bit tricky to pull off in real life.

Before you apply a nude be sure to dab your lips with concealer that blends into your skin tone. This will make the true hue of the lipstick you’re applying pop out and be the exact shade you see in the tube.

Some of my favorites are:

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 12.51.40 PMFor Fair to Medium Skin-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Honey Bare. $6.39 – This lipstick was used at Oscar De La Renta’s 2014 Fall/Winter Fashion Show!

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For Medium Skin-Loreal Paris Colour Riche Glossy Balm Crayon in Lovely Mocha $6.99

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 12.49.22 PMFor Darker Skin-Wet n’ Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Bare It All $2.29

 

 

 

Numero Uno of The Top 5 Must Have Fall Beauty Trends!

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I can’t believe it but Fall is nearly here! This season is awakening lots of new bold and fresh trends from purple eye shadows to dark gray metallic nails and messy buns. I’m going to be sharing my favorite top 5 beauty trends in the next week that are fun, fresh and are fabulous way to shake up your look this season without spending a lot!

Trend 1. Purple Eyeshadow. I used to steer clear of bright and bold eye shadows because I was afraid of looking like a clown. (I had some bad experiences with blue eyeshadow in high school and I swore I would never go back!) I’m sure you or someone you know has had a similar experience but I’m here to show you how if applied right, a touch of a bold hue can be fierce and dramatic without looking tacky.

I’m obsessed with purple because it is such an easy color for every woman to wear no matter your skin tone or eye color. Here are a few budget friendly picks and tricks to get the perfect violet hue to go with all of your Fall looks and turn heads throughout this season.

300Cover Girl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Blazing Purple. $5

 

 

4155441912Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Leathers Cream-Gel Shadow in Vintage Plum $7

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 2.40.13 PMWet n’ Wild Icon Collection in Petal Pusher $5

 

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Sephora Collection Contour Eyeliner $10

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 2.36.58 PMTo apply start with a light base all over  your lid a powder or a cream is great for this depending on the look you’re going for. The cream base will make it a little more smudgy and less polished. Next apply a medium shade to the center of your lid and along your bottom lash line followed by the darkest shade on the outer lid and crease. Now using a medium shade preferably with some warmth (more of a plum tone) apply it in the crease of your eye blending outwards.

Next up, line however you want. In the top picture Lara Stone has purple eyeliner that had been blended avoiding the inner eye. If you want more of a smokey look go with a black liner. Now rim and wing out the liner depending on what look you prefer making a cat eye and blend as desired to give you a smokey effect. Pop a hint of a white or light shimmer in the corner to brighten your whites and open your eyes up. Then last but not least, curl your lashes and apply mascara. For more How2Girl tips for the girl on the go you can find me on How2Girl Radio only on iheartradio.

 

 

No More Cellulite With My Step-By-Step Video Tutorial!

How2GirlModaMobCelluliteCellulite has to be one of the most depressing things that happens to us as women. Well maybe not the most but for me it’s up there! Even just hearing the word makes me cringe. If you want to learn 3 amazing How2Girl tricks to help you banish cellulite at home without the expensive treatments or creams spas offer then be sure to check out my easy and cost effective step by step tutorial I filmed for Moda Mob.

Your New Phone Got Wet! Don’t Throw It Out Just Yet!

302835-apple-iphone-5-sprintThere is nothing worse than spilling a drink on your phone. Actually, I take that back. Dropping your phone in the toilet is by far the worst! This is a trick that a lot of you may already know or maybe you just think it’s a myth but trust me it really does work. Before you kiss your soaking wet phone goodbye try this fab trick that won’t cost you anything and will bring your phone with all of those important numbers and pictures back to life!

riceFirst take the battery out if your phone has one and dry it off. Next burry the phone and the battery in a zip lock bag of uncooked rice for 24 hours. The rice will draw the rest of the water out of the phone and it will be back in business again. Yay!

The Top 21 Tips To Eating Clean!

1398206494932Recently Dr. Oz had a special on his show with his 21 need to know tips to eating clean. I learned so much from them and I know you will too!

21 Rules For Eating Clean.

We are constantly hearing the term eating clean. It sounds healthy and nice but what does eating clean actually mean? Here are the top 21 tips to help you get on your way to a healthier more beautiful you!

1. Keep Your Food Real. What goes into your mouth has to be whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense, properly sources and properly prepared foods. An apple is an apple. I looks like read food. Fill your cart with produce, some of it with the dirt still on.

2. Eat More Not Less. Skipping meals depresses your metabolism. Eating more frequently helps moderate blood sugar levels. The result is you tend not to binge or overeat.

3. Eat Like A Baby. Babies eat every two to three hours; you should too. This powers up your metabolism, keeps blood sugar levels in check and helps to prevent overeating..

4. Break The Fast. Never skip breakfast. This meal is an opportunity to nourish yourself properly after several hours of not eating and sets the metabolic machinery in motion for fat burning for the day to come.

5. Plan Your Meals. Think eating clean takes too much time? Planning your meals ahead of time and storing in the fridge allows you to grab meals on the go without all of the prep time everyday.

6. Smaller Portion, Smaller Pants. Too much of a good thing is still too much of a good thing. Use your hands as a guide to keep portions in check. A quick guide is one serving of lean protein= 4 ounces or the palm of your hand. One serving of complex carbs= one cupped hand. One serving fat= the size of your thumb.

7. Chew! Loads of us gobble, Hoover or inhale our food. Slow it down. Try chewing each mouthful 25 times.

8. Treats Are Not Cheats. Making eating clean your lifestyle is a powerful choice for better health. It’s not a prison sentence. Eat a treat now and then but reserve it for special occasions not everyday.

9. Give Yourself permission To Change. Look at that crappy unflattering photo of yourself and say, “OK, I ate myself overweight but those days are over!” Accept the truth and give yourself permission to make better food choices.

10. Can’t Read It? Don’t Eat It! If it’s got a label, chances are that food is processed and contains ingredients you can’t read or spell and look like they are from a chemistry experiment – leave it on the shelf.

11. Be Fooled and Good Sense is Overruled. Be on the high alert when a glitzy “food” label claims “sugar –free,” “new and improved,” “low-calorie” or “diet.” These words generally mean more hidden sugar and unwanted chemicals, thus more weight. Clean eaters are not so easily fooled! Reach for nutrient dense, properly prepared… well, you know the drill, see rule no. 1.

12. Carbohydrate Addiction. Yep! We may just be drunk on simple carbs. We may just be drunk on simple carbs. Stick to complex carbs uncluding vegetables, especially greens, fruits and whole grains like brown rice and quinoa.

13. On-The-Go Eating. This spells preparedness and helps you skip fast food oopsies. Pack a cooler with ½ baked sweet potato + 2 tablespoons salsa + 1 hardboiled egg or 1 apple + handful (12) raw unsalted almonds.

14. Get Moving! We are meant ti move. You can get clean but you still have to make yourself move. Aim to sweat for at least 30 minutes four to five days per week. Not only will your body improve but so will your mood!

15. Strike Sugar. It’s white, it’s powdery, gives you a high and you come back wanting more. You’re addicted. I’m not talking about drugs, I’m talking about sugar. You’re addicted and it’s everywhere! Removing this ingredient from your diet yields the most significant rewards and overall change.

16. Alcohol: The Other Legal Drug.  People are always surprised to learn that alcohol is also sugar. Alcohol addiction is similar to sugar addiction. Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum, especially if you are trying to quit. Save it for special occasion only.

17. LP+CC. Always pair lean protein with complex carbs and a bit of fat for best metabolic effect. Women tend to eat less protein than men, but it needs to appear at every meal.

18.  Fat Is Fantastic. Fat is not the anti-food. We need it to be optimally healthy and human, and in many traditional societies people ate predominantly fat and carbs. Don’t fear fat. Eat at least 3 tablespoons of good quality fats in the form of coconut oil. (Yes it is saturated but is excellent for health.)

19. Lean Greens. Eat more greens. My breakfast these days consists of 2 cups steamed mixed greens cooked in cocnut oil and topped with 2 sunny-side-up eggs.

20. Wetter Water. North america’s No. 1 nutritional deficiency is water- even though we seem to drink more of it, we are in fact dehydrated thanks to diuretic beverages including coffee, tea, soda, sports drinks and more. Here’s your Wetter Water Recipe Fic: Place the juice of ½ lemon and a pinch of unrefined sea salt into 8 ounces of water. Now you have an electrolyte-rich glass of water that will hydrate you properly.

21. Smart Salt. Use unrefined sea salt only. Regular table salt has been stripped of all that is good using chemicals and bleach. That’s just a scary thought. It even contains sugar. Unrefined sea salt contains 92 trace minerals and elements ideal for human health. Choose sea salt every time.