My top 10 favourite beauty gurus!

My top 10 favourite beauty gurus!

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Good evening my beauts, well morning I guess it is now! I hope you guys are having a wonderful week! I recently just started getting a lot more followers and views on my blog page so thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to do so! It really does mean a lot. I thought I would try something new with my blog posts and change it up a bit. Of course half of my “free time” has resorted to watching different youtube videos, mainly on beauty related posts. I thought I would take the time to share with you some of my all-time favourite beauty gurus on youtube!

  1. Cari Bybel – Carli is one of the first beauty gurus that I started following on youtube. Her videos are simply amazing and are so helpful when it comes down to different makeup tips and tricks. I pretty much have watched all of her videos (creep), just to educate myself more on the makeup industry and how it works. Her boyfriend is also a personal trainer who has his own youtube channel as well with different tips on how to lose weight. I would highly recommend checking her out, as you will not be disappointed!

Youtube username= Carli Bybel

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2. Liz Meghan– I absolutely love Liz and her youtube videos. She is always down to earth when she takes the time to talk about her makeup tutorials or her “chat with me”videos. She is a very bubbly and upbeat girl who literally just takes life as it is and cherishes it. She is very educated when it comes to beauty, and loves her smokey eye tutorials. I am in love with how she does her different makeup tutorials as she uses different blends of colours. She recently just dyed her hair platinum blonde and it looks unreal! Be sure to check her out!

Youtube username= iheartmakeup92

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3. Lauren Curtis– Can I just start to say that I love Australian accents, I mean who doesn’t?  I think that it makes the videos that much more enjoyable to be honest! Lauren is a flawless blonde who has extremely informative tutorials on how to achieve the perfect look. She has done videos for numerous occasions such as: date nights, prom night, first impressions, New Years Eve and so on. Highly recommend checking her out!

Youtube username= Lauren Curtis

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4. Nicole Guerriero– Nicole is one of my absolute favourite beauty gurus out here…  ugh I can not emphasize this enough. She knows exactly what she is talking about when it comes down to makeup and the application process. She is super funny and amusing as well, so it makes watching the videos extremely enjoyable! She is super down to earth and has a great relationship with her followers.  Would kill to meet her one day!!

Youtube username= Nicole Guerriero

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5. Samantha- I absolutely love following her channel! She is extremely unique and stands out from the rest of the beauty gurus out there on youtube. She is extremely talented when it comes to makeup and loves to play with all sorts of different shades and colours. She is very funky and not afraid to be herself. She loves to change up her hair a lot, and can literally pull off any colour! So beautiful!

Youtube username= Batalash beauty

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6.  Danielle Mansutti– Oh my gosh, where do I even begin with Dani. She is such a cute and gorgeous girl who is super talented when it comes to makeup. I have watched pretty much all of her videos, and each one I adore. I have her on snapchat as well, and she is just the cutest thing ever. I love how real and down to earth she is, as she talks to her follows as if they were her actual family. Highly recommend checking out this beauty!

Youtube username= Danielle Mansutti

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8. Shan– I absolutely love her accent and the way she presents herself in all of her videos. Shan was one of the first beauty gurus that I have followed and she is very educational when it comes down to makeup. I find a lot of her looks are very natural and more “daytime” tutorials (which is always helpful). She is super cute, and shows off a lot of good makeup products that are worth the splurge and trying out!

Youtube username=shaaanxo

2143f6f023c099fd3ae0856667b28de49. Bethany Mota– Bethany was also one of my very first beauty gurus that I started to follow. She is super adorable and has great DIY videos for all you crafty fellas out there! (I even tried some out for myself!).  I started watching her when she was just starting to become famous and now she’s known worldwide with her successful clothing line located in Aeropostale.  Her videos are always enjoyable as she takes a large amount of time to edit and make them entertaining. Her makeup tutorials are very natural as well, for those of you who do not like a lot of makeup.

Youtube username= Bethany Mota

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10. Niki and Gabi– I just started following Niki and Gabi not too long ago, and have fallen in love with their videos. Of course,  it’s a bonus that they are twins, as I am a twin myself! I love their different videos on makeup tutorials, DIY’s or just random things. They are both extremely different from one another, which I find is really neat, as one is more of the girly-girl and the other not so much. They are both extremely talented and work great together!

Youtube username= Niki and Gabi

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Well I hope that this blog post helped some of you beautys out there! I would highly recommend following each one of these talented beauty gurus as they have taught me so much about the makeup industry and I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for them! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog! Be sure to follow my page and comment down below if you follow these beauties for yourself. Also be sure to check out my other social media sites listed below:

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Holiday Glam Makeup Look 2015

Holiday Glam Makeup Look 2015

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Hello my beauts! Hopefully you are having a wonderful day! I decided to write a blog post today on how to do a beautiful holiday glam makeup look for yous, since the holidays are fast approaching! I just came up with this look today and thought it would look great for festivities going on throughout December! So without further or do let’s get started!

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You want to make sure you start off with a nice clean face before applying your makeup. I always wash my face in the morning with Clean and Clear face wash. I usually always like to mix up my face washes every now and then, but I have been loving the feeling of my current face wash, and it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

 

Next, I like to moisturize my face with my Clean and Clean Advantage Acne control moisturizer.  I recently just started using this not too long ago, and I have been loving how much my Acne has decreased as well as how smooth my skin feels afterwards.

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Next, after you have applied your moisturizer, you are going to prime up your face. I personally love priming my face as I have mentioned in previous blog posts before. I found that there is a major improvement on how flawless your foundation looks after you have applied a primer first. I always use my Benefit the Porefessional before I take the time to apply my foundation. I am actually going to apply my foundation and powder on  last, in case I have any fall-out with my eye shadow application.

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Next, I am going to use my Naked 3 Palette, and use the shade “Trick” as I apply this all over my lid (this is more of a coppery and orangy shade).  I did not mention this earlier but be sure to prime your eyelids before you start applying your eyeshadow to your lids. This helps to ensure that your eyeshadow “pops” and is extremely pigmented.

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After applying this shade all over my eye lids, I am going to take my other palette, the NYX Be Fierce eyeshadow palette, and grab this pinky/purply shade. Sorry I am not too sure what it is called but I found it to look super flattering blended in with the coppery colour that we used previously. You are going to blend this shade into the crease of your lids, working it from the outer corner and meeting only halfway into the middle of your eye lid. Then you are going to take a blending brush and blend the two colours together.

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(As you can see, it greats a beautiful coppery/purply colour)

Next, you are going to take your liquid liner, mine is the Rimmel London WaterProof Gel Liner, and apply this on top of your eyelids. You can choose how thick you would like your eye liner and wing to be. I personally always go with the same thickness, which is a medium thickness and a medium sized wing. I love the application of the gel liner, as it glides on easily, and you can have more control over it.

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        After this is applied you can move in with your mascara. Obviously I always use the same kind the L’oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black, and apply two coats with it. I let the first coat dry for a few minutes before I apply the second coat. Applying two coats just looks better in my opinion, because I love clumpy and thick lashes.

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I then move onto my foundation and powder routine since I know I am now finished with my eye makeup. I take my Rimmel London Foundation, and apply this all over my face with my beauty blender.

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After you have applied your foundation, you can now put on your powder. I always use my Studio Fix Mac Powder, which I absolutely love and apply this all over my face. I find this powder provides just the right coverage and looks flawless every time.

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I then like to contour and highlight my face. I always use my Two-faced Deep matte bronzer to contour and apply my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer underneath my eyes, on the top of my forehead and on the bridge of my nose to complete my highlighting process.

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You want to make sure that you blend in all the strong intense contour lines before you are all finished!

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(Voila!, now you are ready for those big red lips!)

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You can use any kind of red lipstick that you please to. I am currently using NARS velvet matte lipstick in Cruella.

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Voila, you are now ready for the holidays! I simply paired my makeup look with some ripped black jeans that I purchased from H&M, a plain black long sleeve shirt from Blue Notes, a poncho/scarf from Winners and just plain black boots from Payless. I wanted to make sure that my outfit was rather plain to make my lips and makeup “pop”.

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Thanks for reading my blog beauties! I hope this look helped some of you out! Please feel free to follow my page and other social media sites such as

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How to know for sure when you’ve found “the one”

How to know for sure when you’ve found “the one”

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Hello my beauts, sorry it has taken me a while to upload another blog, I have been super busy with papers among papers for university! I decided to write my next blog post on the topic of relationships, since my boyfriend and I recently got professional pictures done of the two of us! By the way, if you have not done this already with your significant other I highly recommend it! It’s a new experience and you can blow up super cute pictures of the two of you for your room or house!  The topic that I am going to rant about today is knowing you’ve found the right person. Sometimes it can be extremely hard to determine if you truly have found the love of your life or not. There are so many people in the world that you can meet, so often people feel overwhelmed and stressed about this topic within relationships.

There are basically two types of relationships that you can get yourself into. The first is the short term, in which both individuals are just in it for a good time, or the summer and so forth. Second,there’s the individuals that want a committed relationship in which they plan to spend a long portion of their lives together. Yes I have had my fair share of relationships in which I was determined and convinced I was in love and found my soul mate. Obviously that wasn’t the case and the relationships had ended on very bad notes. Although they were difficult going through, they have strengthened my ability to have my definition of the “perfect relationship” in which I finally found the man of my dreams. Yes we all know what some of you are thinking…  blah blah blah stop with the mushy gushy stuff. Personally I love the feeling of being in a relationship with someone who makes me smile unconditionally and brings out the best in me, so I am going to rant and brag about it…. I mean why not? If you are completely happy with someone and want to post a million pictures then go for it! If it makes you happy and feel good then who cares what others think, it’s your life. But enough of my rant, let’s get into the discussion for today’s blog post.

I came up with a few key red flags on how to know you have found the right guy for you, “the one”. I have found that these have helped me so much in determining if you are truly happy within your relationship.

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  • Compliments. First no matter what you are wearing, whether you are dressed in your pj’s, a homeless outfit or even a going out outfit, he takes the time to compliment you. Little things such as “you look gorgeous”, “I can’t believe you are mine”, or even ” I am so lucky” all boost a girl’s confidence and makes them feel good about themselves.  I love it when my boyfriend compliments me, and it’s the cutest littlest things he says that makes my day better.
  • He brings out the best in you. The saying “opposites attract” is so accurate when it comes down to relationships. Even though this does not account for  everyone, I find that it really helps to level out relationships. In my personal relationship, I am the quiet and shy type who likes to keep to my self on most occasions. My boyfriend on the other hand is more outgoing, and not afraid to socialize with random people. I find that within our relationship we both level each other out and bring out the best in one another. When we are out with friends and we are with each other, he makes sure that I do not feel uncomfortable or awkward when I am around people I do not know. When I am with him, he creates a safe place for me that is comfortable and allows me to creep out of my shell once in a while.
  • He’s affectionate with you. Every girl wants to feel loved in her relationship and loves when guys are affectionate towards them. No I am not talking about making out in public, but rather holding hands or giving you a hug randomly. I am a sucker for forehead kisses, so I especially love when my boyfriend takes the time to do this. Talk to your boyfriend and let him know what you like and feel comfortable with. Some girls like PDA (public displays of affection) more than others, and that’s okay. Boys- let her know she’s yours.
  • Laughing. You and your boyfriend can laugh at anything together. Having someone who can make you laugh all the time makes you feel better about life. It makes stressful times become easier and life become easier as well. This is one of the key traits that I find in healthy relationships and it’s my favourite. Having someone who has a great sense of humor to share with you is the best medicine and can make a shitty day turn into a great one.
  • His family loves you. I find one of the most important things within a relationship is knowing the parents like you a lot. If your mom is a little iffy about a guy you bring home, or your family members seem on edge chances are he isn’t the right guy for you. You don’t want to have awkward family encounters or gatherings at Christmas or any other events. It will put you at ease knowing that his family members like you, and your family members like him. Family is the closest thing you got , and of course their opinions matter as they know you the best.
  • You think about them a lot. Chances are if you have your significant other on your mind all the time, he’s the right one for you. Personally, I think about my boyfriend all the time as I am always happy to look forward to seeing him. If you don’t think about your other half  a lot, or are dreading to see him/her, why are you still holding on?

 

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  • He loves your family. There is nothing that is sexier than a guy who loves your family and takes time out of their day to socialize with them when he comes to visit. I always found this to be a deal breaker if the guy doesn’t take that time or hardly talks to them. Hello they are my family for christ sakes! They won’t bite your head off! If he takes the time to ask how they are or engages in different conversations with them, then he’s golden.
  • He supports you. Having your boyfriend there for you as your number one supporter is extremely important within relationships. We are talking about someone who is extremely close to you and wants to get to know you more, why would he not be there to support you? Everyone goes through their hard times,whether it be with school, jobs, friends, family and so worth. Support is needed through our tough times and it is extremely refreshing knowing you can count on your significant other to be there for you through those times.
  • You make time for each other. This is so important when it comes down to relationships as you want to a least see your boyfriend when you can. Even though some of us may have super busy schedules, it still is important to make time and set time aside for your other half.

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  • They accept your flaws. Everyone has their own flaws, and nobody is perfect. Having your significant other be there to accept your flaws and love you with them is super important.One of my major flaws that I see in myself is my shyness. I feel at times I can be super awkward if I do not feel comfortable in certain situations. My boyfriend sticks by my side within these situations and offers to help if he can.  Even though I may not like this certain aspects about myself, he does not let that get in the way of our relationship.
  • You motivate each other to do better. Sometimes we all need that little push in order to get through certain things in life. Having your other half being there to push you and motivate you is the best feeling, because sometimes you need that extra strength. Something that I struggle with may be continuing to finish school work after a long night. My boyfriend always sends me texts of encouragement emphasizing the importance of my schooling, and that it will all pay off in the end.
  • He puts up with your moody ass. This point makes me laugh but it is so true! Everyone has their off days where they just want to say “fuck it” and walk away from something.  It’s normal, especially when us girls are PMSing…. am I right?! A good boyfriend will talk with you through those days, and still love you no matter what.
  • He doesn’t encourage poor or bad habits/behaviours. There is nothing worse than a boyfriend not giving two shits if you are doing drugs or failing classes. Having him there to give you shit and that extra push helps motivate you to change your bad ways.  Someone who is not lazy and going far in life will most likely be there to make sure you never hit rock bottom.
  • You are comfortable in your own skin around him. You feel extremely comfortable around him, comfortable enough to take your makeup off … yes I said it, zero makeup. It’s hard for some girls to really be themselves around guys, even ones they may be dating. You shouldn’t feel judged or ashamed of yourself when you are around them. You should feel comfortable in your own skin and proud of who you are as an individual.

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  • He knows your bitchy side and you know his asshole side. Nobody is perfect. You are both going to have your off days where he really thinks you are a bitch and you think he’s coming off as an asshole. The key here to to not let that get in the way of your relationship. Usually people know what sets their significant other off, so avoid doing so! If an argument breaks out try to solve it in a mature manner as opposed to yelling at each other. Express and let out all your feelings rather than keeping them all bottled up and hidden.
  • He goes above and beyond for you. If your boyfriend is the type to randomly surprise you with things such as a dinner date, night out to the movies, picking up your favourite candy, or even buying you a small gift then he’s a keeper. What kind of girl doesn’t like to get surprises? Surprise your girl every now and then to keep things spicy and flowing. Chances are you will get brownie points!
  • You have good things to say about each other. Chances are, if you constantly are ranting to your friends on how much your boyfriend pisses you off all the time, then why are you still with him? Let him go. There’s no point in wasting your breath on all the ways he annoys you. Knowing you are with the right person is knowing that you can say a bunch of great things about them non stop. Of course you may have your bad thing here and there but they are mostly nice things.

 

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Thanks for reading my blog you beauts! It really means a lot knowing that you take time out of your day to read some of my posts! If you have any suggestions on what blog posts you would like to read then please comment and let me know! I hope some of these tips have helped some of realize if you’re in a healthy relationship and he’s “the one”. Please feel free to follow my blog or other social media sites:

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