So Let’s Talk Lips

So Let’s Talk Lips

Hello darlings! This week on the Real Side of Beauty we are talking all things lips. Everything from do’s/don’ts, favorite lip products, and even a routine that will ensure healthy beautiful lips.

The do’s and don’ts are more don’ts than anything. I got into a bad habit of licking my lips when they felt dry, but this only dries them out more creating chapped lips. You do want to moisturize your lips, but you should use a balm or treatment. However, you don’t want to over apply.

*Pro Tip: Try to avoid petroleum jelly or a petroleum product. As well as paraffin products. This just coats the lips from moisture, making your lips more dry.*

So, let’s dive right into my routine! (which will include my favorite products.)

First things first, EXFOLIATE! Using a sugar scrub can help take off dry skin as well as promote circulation to really help the health of your lips. Now you can either D.I.Y. or like me use a product already made. My two favorite lip scrubs are Elf Brown Sugar and Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub.lip1

*Pro Tip: The elf scrub is much more intense and personally I believe it to be the better of the two.*

Second step is hydrating those scrubbed up lips! I usually do this routine at night so I prefer a lip treatment. I could write a whole post on the Kiehl’s Buttermask. It is honestly game changing. I highly recommend this treatment if you don’t mind the cost. For daily moisture I use either Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm or The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter.lip 3

Now lastly, (or the final step) is lip color. Now I could tell you a hundred lipstick favorites. But we all have lives so I will tell you two I’ve been wearing pretty much everyday for the last month or so. Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème (shade 530 peony buff) YSL Rouge Pur Couture (Shade 70)lip 2

I want to wrap this up by saying that I know adding extra steps to a beauty routine can seem kind of daunting. Believe me these small steps will help. I haven’t had chapped lips since I can remember and they always look super healthy and soft.

Let me know if you try any of these steps or products in the comment section. As well as your opinion on lip fillers! I’ve been thinking about getting some for awhile now because of my uneven top lip.

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How to cover the un-holy like a pro!

How to cover the un-holy like a pro!

Hello everyone! I hope all is well and your summer is amazing so far. This past week I attended ( and worked) a very close friend of mines wedding! Which was super exciting and such a beautiful event.

As I was doing the bridesmaids makeup they told me about blemishes and under eye circles they wished to cover which got me thinking! I know how to do that so why not share my knowledge.

I’ve written about this before but I used to suffer from terrible acne. Which has left ever worse scaring! (Super dramatic) With that being said I’ve somewhat mastered the art of coverup.IMG_2636

First things first START WITH A GOOD BASE!
-Moisturize as well as prime: Evian facial spray, Benefit Porefessional 
-If you are feeling a slightly more dry use Farsali Unicorn Essence

Next up- COLOR CORRECTION
-Using a green concealer (Less is more and do not forget tot blend):L.A. Girl Pro. Conceal 
-Dark under eyes need a yellow based concealer
-Pro tip I would not cake the makeup up. (Small layers work best) it will worsen the appearance of bumps and skin texture

On to- CONCEARLER
-Use skin tone concealer on your face but a lighter shade under the eyes: Benefit  Boing Concealer, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Finally- FOUNDATION
-Again with your beauty blending sponge blend on your foundation!

Some final tips:
-Blend!
-Bake your concealer under your eyes.
-Use matte blushes and bronzersIMG_2647

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below…. let’s chat!

Question of the day: What is your favorite concealer?

Thank you so much for reading!

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De-clog Those Pores With Glory

De-clog Those Pores With Glory

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and excited for easter. This weekend is very packed for us and I want to be spring fresh. ( Or as close to it) So, I decided to dig through my hoard of face masks and landed on the Soap and Glory De-clog Mask.

I know soap and glory are known for their packaging but come on how cute is this! Oh and just wait…. it’s PINK. Yes, bubble gum pink. ( I lost it) Now that I’m praying I love it as much as I do the looks of it.

First off the smell is a bit strong but pleasant. I just rather have non-scented skin care products because my skin is sensitive to fragrances. The application was smooth and fairly easy. ( Did I mention it comes with a baby spoon!)

The directions say to wait 20-25 minutes. It dries much quicker and comes off nicely. One disclaimer I want to add is that it does pull your hair. For me that was not a deal breaker but just be careful! Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

The after magic? My face was super smooth and clean-looking. I could definitely tell a difference in my pores. I’d give the de-clog a 8 out 10. For $6.00 you get two applications in seperate pots. I will be forsure repurchasing more of the soap and glory masks.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment…. lets chat!

Question of the day: Favorite soap and glory product?

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The Perfect Red Lip

The Perfect Red Lip

Could there be such a thing? Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well. In today’s post I’m going to give you the secret to the perfect Red lip! FOR ANYONE (Scouts Honor)

Recently I bought the Chanel Rouge COCO Lipstick in no other than the shade Gabrielle. As well as the lip liner in Rouge Profond. This has made all the difference! (Seriously)

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A little review:

Lipstick– Its super creamy, the color is so strong as well as long-lasting!

LipLiner– Easy to use, stays put and comes with a NICE lip brush on the end of the pencil. It ever came with a pencil sharpener. (WHAT!)

So, on to the perfect Red lip how-to:

Start with a good base! I use a sugar lip scrub (from lush of course) as well as a super moisturizing lip balm. I let that sit for a little bit.

Then, I continue to apply the lip liner right outside the line of my lips for a pouty look. Make sure you fill in the lips as well so the lipstick stays put.

Final touch, applying the lipstick!

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And that’s it! Your all done. (You can thank me later!)

If you have any questions or concerns leave a comment…. lets chat!

Question of the day, What is your favorite lipstick red or nude?

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What I Got For Christmas

What I Got For Christmas

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is well and had an amazing holiday. Can you believe that it is 2018?!?! (OMG) My Christmas was so good.

This year my family and friends SPOILED me. ( It was unreal) I’m so grateful, and I can not fathom they got me so much.

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I decided I would only add the beauty products and few of my favorite things in this post.

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Chocolate Gold Too Faced Palette
Anastasia Prism PaletteUrban Decay After Glow
Huda Liquid Lip
Stila Liquid Eye Shadow 
Mac Silk Teddy
Fenty Beauty Blotting Sheets
Suiskin Mist

I want to say a big THANK YOU to my love ones for everything they have done and gave me this year! I am so blessed.

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If anyone would like a review or a makeup look with any of the new makeup products let me know!

If you have any questions and concerns leave a comment….. let’s talk.

Question of the day: What did everyone get for Christmas?

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Review: Laura Geller Gilded Glow Baked Body Frosting

Review: Laura Geller Gilded Glow Baked Body Frosting

Hello everyone, I hope you all are well. Recently we had lunch with my Grandmother and she very sweetly gave us (my sister and I) Christmas money and I could not help myself! I’ll add everything else I bought in my Christmas Haul.

But I’ve been drooling over the Holiday body set from Laura Geller. It was orginally $45.00 but is now on sale for $25.00 at Ulta. The set comes with an adorable wand with a white poof at the top. As well as the Gilded Glow Baked Body Frosting. Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

You can use it in multiple ways, which is amazing. You can use it as a body highlighter and bronzer as well as a face highlighter. I love the beautiful shine and sparkle it adds to the skin. Especially for the upcoming Christmas parties I will be attending. To say that I am in love with this product is an understatement.

The product itself is very buildable and does not cake up. It reminds me of the early 2000’s, those large brushes with the glitter inside of it (much less tacky.) It doesn’t have a real smell, this is a good thing considering you have to use it on such a large part of your body compared to something on your face.

It has a TON of product and will last well into the summer!

If you have any questions or concerns just leave a comment….. let’s chat.

Question of the day: What is a good fake tan product?

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Where Have You Been?

Where Have You Been?

Hello everyone! How has everybody been? I hope you are all well. It has been awhile since I posted, (YIKES) before you go picking up your pitchforks and torches. I have a good reason. I just completed my first semester of college! This past week I took 3 finals (passed them all btw) and I thought to myself girl you have got to start writing again. I’ve missed it so much!

Exciting news, I do not start school again till January 8th. ( Thank the lord) I really didn’t think people were serious about how much work college was. I want to revamp my page, I want to know some new topics/things you guys want to read about. I was thinking of starting a new series where I go around and try new beauty services. For example I’ve been interested in the new slushy pedicure! Like whaaat?!?! How amazing does that sound?

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More updates… hmmm… I have been super obsessed over the new Amazon show the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! (Look how cute the shows filter on snapchat was haha) It is an amazing show, very funny, and I love the vintage aspect of it. I’ve been getting my nails done every three weeks so I also want to add a post on the that once a month.

I will be posting a favorites post as well as a couple of reviews from things I have either bought or have been sent. Well, thats it for now.IMG_4455.jpg

If you have any questions or concerns don’t forget to put them in the comments… Let’s Chat!

Question: What is everyone asking for Christmas? Or the holidays?

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