There are hundreds of notable holidays and special events throughout the year that inspire shoppers to pull out their credit cards and swipe it up. For many, the holiday season is the best time to get your good ole shopping fix on. Around Easter you can always catch some good sales and deals too. And of course everyone loves Black Friday!
AMAZON PRIME DAY is for the real deal online shoppers. I use Amazon Prime a lot year round but I must admit that I missed the event last year. This year I made up my mind to join in on the excitement of global online shopping.
Here are a few hot items I’m keeping my eye on.
Michael Kors Sunglasses
Mario Badescu Facial Spray
BIOSILK Trio Value – Shampoo, Conditioner, and Silk Therapy
If you are thinking about ways to spice up your summer look and try out something new, top makeup artists and cosmetic enthusiasts are seemingly in agreement on a few things. Now is the time for bold black eyeliner, polished eyebrows, and effortless looking foundation. With temperatures rising and restrictions from COVID-19 lifting, your mask-less outings will be all the more glamourous with these stylish makeup trends.
#1 Graphic Eyeliner
Perhaps you have always thought of dark eyeliners as a bit much. Maybe you just couldn’t think of the right occasion to showcase your artistry. If you are feeling more adventurous this year and are in the mood to express your creativity and spice up your makeup life, graphic eyeliner is in this season.
According to Cosmopolitan, dramatic eyeliners that accent they eyes in a variety of ways are a trend this summer. If you are into that you might try eyeliner that shapes the bottom and top of your eyes, extend your almond eye shape more, or even fills the full eye lid.
#2 Brushed Up Eyebrows
As far as eyebrows go, some like a soft arch, some like straight brows, and some like a high arch. This year the brushed-up eyebrow is really popular. If the quarantine has left you a bit isolated and hairy, the full eye-brow might be a good look for you.
#3No Makeup Makeup – Dewey Skin
Another steamy summer trend is dewy looking makeup that looks so good that it appears as if you are not even wearing it. InStyle magazine says this look can be achieved by keeping skin hydrated, using a good primer, and selecting a base that closely matches your natural skin color.
For instant lavishness, try one or all of these this season.
Today marks the first day of the 2021 spring season. Many also recognize this day as the Spring Equinox, the start of the Persian New Year – Nowruz Mubarak, Ostara, and Holy Hai, This means a little extra sunlight, spring cleaning, and a change in the earth’s elliptical orbit. For makeup enthusiasts, this means switching up a few products. Now is the time for that bright fuchsia lipstick, teal eyeshadow, and peach blush.
According to Vogue, fuchsia gets a good look because of its versatility. You can easily go from a light and prissy glam to a bold, dramatic display with the right bright pink. Paris recommends a little glitter and a matte base for a timeless spring palette. I can surely agree. I always tend to go back to my classic pinks or even peach tones to keep a cheery bright glow.
Burts Bees also recently mentioned a few makeup tips for the spring. Their twitter feed lit up with comments on ways to purge of your old makeup at the start of the spring. Their top spring essentials are products like the deep moisture bundle, lip shimmer, very volumizing pomegranate shampoo, lavender and honey hand cream, and satin lipstick. I instantly fell in love with the hydrating facial mist and love everything micellular.
Another line that launched a new collection just in time for the spring is AVON. Several twitter feeds featured images of the 3-in-1 palette with pastel colors like pink, gold, purple, and blue for the eyes and cheeks. I must say that these soft colors are my favorite and I enjoyed the touch of glimmer.
On a more serious note I am deeply saddened by what is going on with this hatred in Atlanta. It would be an injustice to not mention my concern and recognition of the connection that I have had with the Asian community through the years. I pray for healing and justice for all of those affected.
Parades have been cancelled for Mardi Gras 2021 due to COVID 19 but many of us are still planning to grab our masks, beads, and top hats. Even though we are still in quarantine we can still find ways to have fun. For makeup lovers this means celebrating Carnival with some exciting new Mardi Gras inspired looks.
If you are looking for ways to play around in your makeup and enjoy the festivities indoors, here are a few ways to get your glow on.
Color It Up
The traditional Mardi Gras colors are Purple, Green and Gold. Morphe sells a colorful eyeshadow palette called 35M BOSS MOOD ARTISTRY PALETTE with shades like Popstar, Hello Sunshine, and Light of the Party to create your perfect festive palette.
Let It Shine
Liquid Eyeshadow by Too Faced can spice up your makeup while you catch that Mardi Gras vibe in the middle of the living room.
Make It Glam
There can never be enough glitter when it comes to Fat Tuesday. Celebrate in your own way by adding a touch of glitter eyeliner to your Mardi Gras look this year.
Have you heard about the new line recently released from NARS? Word has it that this top of the line beauty brand introduced a new collection of blushes for all of the beauty obsessed folks out there and the reviews are saying good things. I took some time out to do some research on the NARS Air Matte Blush and I am anxious to tell you all about it.
The NARS Air Matte Blush comes in several illuminating colors called gasp, rush, torch, hushed, darling, scandalous, orgasm, and freedom. This flossy cheek color collection is described as a metamorphizing blush that seamlessly transitions from mousse form to a velvety glaze with a light, airy feel.
Top beauty influencers have some really good things to say about it too! YouTuber Heyjess talks about the color Freedom from the NARS Air Matte Blush line. She called the blush effortless, natural, and sheer while she raved about how much she loved it in her video. Rebecca shows a few swatches on her arm comparing the original NARS orgasm blush to the NARS Aire Matte orgasm blush in her YouTube video.
I personally love cream blushes. I have really dry skin sometimes and the creaminess helps to eliminate the late afternoon dull skill look. They go on really smooth and seamless and make you look really vibrant. AND you can throw them in your bag and do quick touch ups on the go.
I am very excited to try this new line and will post a video review soon.