Ghoulishly Gorgeous

Beauty inspiration for 4 fun Halloween looks

Halloween is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for all things spooky and sparkly! Your makeup can really take your Halloween attire to the next level. Here are a few ideas that will help you add a little “BOO!” to your beauty on the 31st.
 
The Sultry Cat
You can make this Halloween standard all yours this year! Start with CC Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 20 and the Contour Palette to even things out and define your features. A strong cheekbone contour can help give you a cat-like structure. Use Kajal Eyeliner for intense color around your eyes and lightly line your lips in black Eye Pencil to add some feline features to your face. Add whiskers and a nose with whichever one gives you more control over your creativity and use Cream Eyeliner to keep things in place (it’s waterproof!) Create a smokey eye with the darkest shade in the Adorisse Night Eyeshadow Palette and add a pop of color with Moisture Rich Lipstick in Red Satin, or cover just your top lip in black liner and connect it to the bottom of your drawn on nose as an alternative to a red pout. Put on a few coats of Lash Stretching Mascara and remember, there’s never been a better time to grab that Felt Tip Eyeliner for a dramatic cat eye.
 
The Mystical Unicorn
This is a fun one, because it’s all about your imagination! Start by brightening your eyes and defining your features with White Soufflé Highlighter and the Contour Palette. Then, use the Girl Squad All Eyes On Us Eyeshadow Palette and the All Night Long Felt Tip Eyeliner in the bright bold shade we call Feather to feel truly magical. The Girl Squad collection has the perfect high-pigment shades to make this look happen. Blend the colors as your see fit from your eyes to your cheeks, even down your neck. Combine with the Powder Eyeshadow Trio in a triplet of colors called Romance to keep things light.  Finish it off with a few swipes of Lash Stretching Mascara and a sweet Liquid Matte lip in the shade Candy Kiss. Add gems and sparkles for a fantasy feel. Your hair, ears and horn could be a fun DIY project!

The Mermaid Queen
Once you even things out with the Contour Palette and brighten things up with White Soufflé Highlighter, the Girl Squad Eyeshadow Pallet is all you really need to really get this look going. Pair it with the Girl Squad All Night Long Felt Tip Eyeliner in Feather and create lighter shades of teal and purple with the lightest shade of the Powder Eyeshadow Trio in Drama. Finish off your look with Moisture Rich Lipstick in Rich Cabernet, a Clear Gloss Lip Tint and an aquatic-colored wig.

Tip: Use a pair of fishnets to give an amphibious texture to the color you apply to your face.
 
The Royal Goddess
Yaaas, queen! No, really. Get this regal look by defining your cheekbones with the Contour Palette. Use Felt Tip Eyeliner to heavily line your eyes all the way around and Cream Eyeliner for an ultra-dramatic cat eye. Add golden accents to your face in the same places you would apply a highlighter for a regal Cleopatra-inspired look. Use the Powder Eyeshadow Trio in Amazonian for your eyes and give yourself a glow with Powder Blush in Rose Oro. Lightly layer Royal Jelly Luxe Shine Lip Gloss in Regal Peach over Royal Jelly Luxury Lipstick in Gilded Bronze for a glistening lip fit for a queen.

The Dos and Don’ts of Zit Care

A quick guide to minimizing your breakouts

If you’re like most women, you thought your breakouts would end after adolescence, only to be proven wrong in your twenties. The truth is, blemishes come in all shapes and sizes and impact faces of all ages. The good news is, on those days your face is a few spots shy of flawless, you don’t have to suffer – at least not for long. Click here to see the dos and don’ts of dealing with blemishes as quickly and painlessly as possible.
 
Do: Practice Patience
Odds are good you’ll want to pop that pimple. Don’t! If there’s any way for you to stop yourself, your face will thank you long after your bothersome blemish is gone. Popping pimples, especially if you don’t have the skill of a facialist, irritates your skin, breaks capillaries and can even lead to scarring, and nobody wants that. Instead, take a breath, grab the right products and get to work.
 
Do: Spot Treat
Feel or see a pimple on the horizon? Don’t fret – spot treat it, ASAP. A penetrating clay mask will draw out impurities and may even prevent a pimple from forming. Likewise, Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid will dry a zit out, relinquishing its power to progress!
 
Don’t: Pick
Even if you’ve managed not to pop a zit, you may find yourself touching, poking or prodding it. Stop! The rule of thumb when it comes to blemish care is no contact. So keep your hands to yourself – and off your face. The oils and dirt on your fingertips are likely to exacerbate things and irritate the skin around your pimple, making things look even worse than they are.
 
Don’t: Primp Your Pimple
If you’ve managed to keep your hands off, you may avoid broken skin. However, if you’ve popped your zit – or it’s popped on its own, the last thing you want to do is risk bacterial infection by covering it up. Instead, steam your face, use toner and apply an anti-bacterial cream to hasten the healing. It may mean showing imperfection in public for a day or two, but it’ll save you from scarring in the long run. 

Bouncing Back

Getting back to normal after a rough patch

Whether you’ve had a bad day, a bad week, or a run of struggles, there are lots of methods to explore for picking yourself back up and rebooting to have a better day. Self-care is having a much needed moment and people everywhere are paying extra attention to their overall wellbeing. Putting yourself first rather than last allows you to be your best for your family, friends and career. Here are some things you can do to lift yourself up when you feel down.
 
Mindset Shift
Chaos and calamity can plague you long after the initial drama is over. To lighten your mood and keep residual negative thoughts from getting out of hand, focus on personal growth and life lessons instead. You can find peace through nurturing practices like meditation, prayer, talk therapy, writing or even reaching out to trusted friends or family to listen. Try to steer clear of negative people, news, or conversations to avoid additional stress while you are still vulnerable from the experience.
 
Guilty Pleasures
Simple indulgences can promote absolute bliss. Whatever makes you swoon with happiness, be it shoe shopping, a long hot bath with a glass of champagne (while the kids play outside), or splurging at a trendy spa, do it! A little “you time” can help create the harmony you need in your life at the moment.
 
Get Creative
Artistic endeavors, like working in a garden, knitting, dancing, playing an instrument or painting, can be great outlets for relieving stress and have the power to put you in a happy place. The key is to throw yourself into whatever you love to do and get lost in it; even if it’s just for an afternoon. The things that seem to make time fly can leave you with a wonderful sense of productivity and creativity.

Best Face Forward

Tips for looking and feeling genuinely friendly

There’s nothing like a warm natural smile and good eye contact to add to your in-person magnetism when connecting with others. Beyond good skincare and makeup, pleasant facial expressions have a positive effect on your interactions in social situations at work and at home.

It’s much easier to approach or converse with a friendly face than someone who seems stressed, uninterested or grumpy. Many people have a naturally happy face, while some of us are often criticized for, “looking tired”. Being aware of the face you’re wearing can have a big effect on your self-image. The key to making any changes in how you face the world is your mindset.
 
Find Your Smile
Researchers have counted more than 50 different types of smiles. The most genuine one involves smiling with your eyes and your mouth, also known as “smizing”. It’s a smile that originates from your happy place. To find your smize, look into a mirror and think about things that bring you joy and make you smile in response. When your eyes automatically light up and crinkle at the corners, you’ve found your natural smile. Use those same blissful thoughts to put a real smile on your face whenever you need one. Try smiling with your eyes in social or work situations where you want to be sure you look approachable.

Eye Contact
How, when and where we make eye contact is another key to making successful connections. It tells others that we see them and are listening to them. Eye contact makes us appear more confident and truthful, especially in a relaxed manner. Remember to make contact with your eyes as you speak and listen.

Clear Your Face
If you’re leaving a stressful situation to enter a room, the office, or meet a friend for lunch, shake the day off of your face first. Think positive thoughts about what you are about to experience as you wiggle your forehead, nose, mouth to relax tense facial muscles. The exercise may even make you laugh. What’s important here is to work up a pleasant expression.
 
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