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How To Step Your Hot Chocolate Game

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Hot Chocolate is the key to warming up your soul! As long as I can remember, I always have loved the warm feeling I receive from it. Hot chocolate gets me in the holiday spirit! Personally, I can’t stand coffee, I know crazy right? I have tired pumpkin spice, every type of creamer you can think of, different amounts of sugar, I’ve even tired iced coffee! For some reason nothing ever sticks, so I always go back to my handy dandy hot chocolate! If you are like me, and all of your cooking skills is limited to the microwave, then you may think I’m crazy for giving you a homemade hot chocolate recipe. But honestly it is way easier than you would think, and I’m so sorry but it may be better than the box?  Continue reading How To Step Your Hot Chocolate Game

Katy Ross: Spreading Happiness Wherever She Goes…


One of Katy’s AMAZING senior photos!

¨Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.¨ – Mark Twain

Katy Ross is a senior at West Clermont High School, who loves swimming, food, her boyfriend and her amazing friends. Throughout her high school career Katy has become the symbol of kindness, and happiness. Everyday, you can see Katy with a smile on her face, and trying to make a difference in the world around her!  Continue reading Katy Ross: Spreading Happiness Wherever She Goes…

Fenty Beauty: Celebrating One Year Of Inclusion

f448e55f7ba10cee4d3bf73db72fe4b2In September 2017, Fenty Beauty was released into the beauty community and set the standards for a all inclusive market. Rihanna´s created Fenty Beauty for every woman, for every skin tone, and for every skin type. For years, the best beauty brands in the business were neglecting women of color. This inspired the creation of Fenty Beauty, ¨so that women everywhere would be included.¨ Fenty Beauty was even named by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of 2017. Since the creation of Fenty Beauty, many new brands, and new products were put under scrutiny because of their lagging shade range. We are no longer accepting excuses for a lagging shade range, the beauty community now expects and demand an all inclusive product(s).  Continue reading Fenty Beauty: Celebrating One Year Of Inclusion

How To Take Care Of Your Specific Skin Needs

The key to flawless makeup application is what goes underneath. One of the most helpful tips of advice I have learned is that, skin care, and understanding you skin type is essential. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and it is important to take care of it, as you can prevent early sign of aging, and prevent acne.

91750601If you use too abrasive of cleansers or toners this can affect oily skin especially because now your skin dry, even though it is recommended to constantly wash and tone your face.  But, this will result in your skin having to working overtime trying to reproduce the oils that you stripped away. Continue reading How To Take Care Of Your Specific Skin Needs

PAT McGRATH LABS: Luxury Cosmetic Brand

squared-Pat-McGrath-ok-534x800Pat McGrath is one of the most luxurious beauty brands on the market. She has been named “most influential makeup artist in the world.” Queen Elizabeth has named Pat McGrath the Member Of the Order Of the British Empire, in the service of beauty and fashion industries. Pat McGrath has paved her way to a beautiful and one of the most influential futures. Over two decades of her life has been dedicated to developing and launching some of the most luxurious makeup created. Pat McGrath has done endless runways, and creating amazing advertising campaigns, and she has been involved with numerous editorial spreads. Pat McGrath creates custom beauty looks for each season of couture shows in Milan, Paris, London, and New York. She is the origin of “no-retouching foundation” and dewy-luminous skin. In 1999 Pat McGrath was hired by Giorgio Armani to create, develop than launch a cosmetic line. “I was struck by the way she interpreted colour and by her ideas of beauty and femininity.” One of her most recent projects was developing and launching Gucci’s debut makeup collection. “PAT McGRATH LABS” is her personal creation and influence on the world of beauty. Continue reading PAT McGRATH LABS: Luxury Cosmetic Brand

Newest Product Releases: BeautyBlender

download  Rea Ann Silva released the BeautyBlender to stores fifteen years ago, Silva has twenty years of experience under her belt in the makeup industry. Silva worked with countless actresses, actors, and musicians.

The inspiration behind the infamous BeautyBlender was the fact, when she would use stage makeup such as airbrushing, it would begin to “cake-up”, and be very heavy on the skin. While on set she couldn’t bring the bulky equipment to airbrush, so she would use a sponge, but the makeup sponges at the time would soak-up and apply the makeup in a very splotchy way.  “I realized that the smoother sponges would absorb less makeup once wet and create a natural finish. I’d spend hours cutting the sponges into the tear shape by hand, and they’d disappear from the trailer!”  Continue reading Newest Product Releases: BeautyBlender

Makeup Primers: That Work For Your Skin Type

One of the most important aspects of makeup is understanding the importance of what you apply before the actual makeup application. One of the most important products every makeup lover should invest in, is a good primer. If you buy a primer and it’s formula doesn’t link together effectively, you can experience your makeup flaking off, or even cracking.  Continue reading Makeup Primers: That Work For Your Skin Type

The Weather Collection: Kylie Cosmetics

bundle_pic_updated_joyceIn 2016, Kylie Jenner created a makeup brand empire that has taken us by storm.  Since she has created her brand, she has establsihed a path towards a $1 billion dollar compant by 2022. Most recently, Kylie has given birth to her daughter, Stormi Webster Jenner. During the nine months of her pregnancy, she created a new collection that was completely inspired by her daughter, The Weather Collection.

The Weather Collection features two brand new eyeshadow palettes (kyshadows), a highlight palette, 3 brand new matte lipsticks, a new loose “Ultra Glow” highlighter, eyeliner, lip gloss, and “glitter eyes”. You can purchase the whole bundle for $280, or you can pick and choose individual items for yourself!  Continue reading The Weather Collection: Kylie Cosmetics

Jeffree Star Cosmetics: “Love Sick” Collection

phobdj20ow2qbwe.pngJeffree Star Cosmetics has the beauty community starstruck with his newest launch of “Love Sick”, which features his third and largest palette to date. Alongside his newest palette, the Lovesick collection will feature 4 brand new Velour Liquid Lipsticks: “Self-Control”-($18) is a “muted lilac”, “Restraints”-($18)- is a “metallic gray”, “Problematic”- (18$)-  is a “berry purple”, “Romeo”-($18)-is a ”rose bright pink”
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