January 10, 2014

Five New Beauty Tricks

Good morning friends!

I hope your day has started off well, it is Friday :)

With the buzz about the new year still humming over on the blog [you can see my intentions for the New Year *here*], I thought today I'd post the five beauty trips I hope to master sometimes this year. 

I'm not a beauty guru by any stretch of the imagination, but I do enjoy playing with makeup and hair styles just for fun. I've learned a lot about beauty from different blogs [PinkLouLous being my mecca ;)] and now I've begun perusing Pinterest for makeup and hairstyles as well.

Here are five I hope to master this year :)!

1] Makeup contouring - I've seen many posts, pictures and pins on makeup contouring and what a difference it can make with make-up. It truly is incredible. It looks intimidating, but with the right amount of practice and a good tutorial, I'm confident it will be something worthwhile.
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  2] The cat eye - Is there anything more elegant than a lovely cat eye? One can wear it a la Adele or add a pop of color as the picture below. I've seen many tutorials on pinterest, but have yet to truly try them out. I'm hopeful that the liquid liner pen I use might make the learning a bit easier.
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3] Vintage hair/curls - I've mentioned before how much I adore the 40s and all things vintage from that era. While many of the hairstyles from that time are a quite intricate, the 'vintage curls' look appears to be something that I could master, someday. I just need to find those awesome metal clips.
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4] Red lipstick - Talk about a quick bit of sophistication. If done right, a red lip can make any lady look extra polished and feminine. It can be tricky to find 'the right' shade and to avoid looking 'overdone', but with a bit of research and practice I think I can find a hue and style that is perfect for me.
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5] French tips of any kind - A French  manicure seems to be in one minute and out the next, but the skill of learning to just paint the tips of nails, equally, still seems like an important beauty talent to master. I rather like the glitter tips of the picture below and will probably try it sometime this month, just for fun.
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Well, there we are, five beauty tricks to master in a year, not to crazy right?!?

An tips or hints regarding my five? 

Are there any tricks you are looking to master?

Pinkies up,
linking up here again!

25 comments:

Nikki said...

HAPPY FRIDAY FRIEND!

I love to play with my eye makeup! I don't wear makeup on a daily basis because of my day job but when we get dressed to go out or any weekends I like to have a little fun with it thats for sure!

Jenn said...

Looks like a lot of really pretty and helpful things to learn! I like them all! :)

The Pink Growl said...

FRIDAY YES!!! I love a French manicure that's not just the plain one. Especially that gold glitter - too cute!

Samantha Ledford said...

I'm in love with those vintage curls! If only my hair would hold a curl like that! Have fun trying these out and have a wonderful weekend!! xo

Illegally Blonde said...

I contour and highlight every morning. Takes me about 10 minutes to do my make up. once you get the hang of it, its super easy. sometimes I do more or less depending on the day or event.... They key is a good contouring brush to make it all swirl together and look flawless!

Jessi Otey said...

I'm working on contouring and new make-up techniques on the regular! (thanks to hours of youtube hahaha) happy friday girl!!

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

YES, girl. I'm a lover of all of those...just haven't tried contouring yet!!! Eeeek! Happy Friday, angel! xx

Katie said...

If I could get my hair to curl and not fight it the whole time I think that would be a success for me!! hahah I struggle and it drives me crazy every time.

{Jessica} said...

The hair! The hair! I want to learn that too. I was literally JUST thinking about that the other day! Definitely going to pin this tutorial and try it. I'd like to learn how to contour too! Happy Friday, pretty girl!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Happy Friday! Aubrey from the Kinch Life had a great tutorial on Contouring that really helped me master it. I love the vintage hairstyle so that would be fun!

Taylor Jeavons said...

I am all about contouring now that I know how to do it. Its amazing how much skinnier your face can look!!

Becky M said...

Love this post! Those nails are so cute but I'm sure mine would never turn out like that!

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Keshet said...

Love the sparkly nail tips!

love jenny xoxo said...

happy friday!!!

I try to do contouring but I dont think it do enough - you should post a pic of your contouring skills!

Alisha said...

So fun! Love your make-up tricks! I am never good at contouring, I should practice this weekend!

Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

Cat eyes are AMAZING

so is your blinking Friday pic

Nina B said...

i love the vintage hair tutorial!
http://wearflowersinyourhair.com/2014/01/10/1396/

The Rachael Way said...

Red lipstick is my favorite and BEST beauty trick!

Lisa Loves John said...

Perfect makeup contouring photo!!!

Happy Friday, girlie!

xo

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Happy Friday! Umm can someone just come do my makeup, hair, and nails? I'd be super happy! I've got a new job and want to kill my fiance so a makeup/hair/stylist person would be great for me. Here's to dreaming, right?

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

I am so about old school Hollywood hair. Just adds an extra glam factor!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Such fab tips!! Loving the vintage curls and the French mani!! What a fun post!! Have yourself a lovely weekend!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

I've been trying to master the contouring but I have no idea what to use as the "dark" color they show in all of the pictures! Do I just buy a dark concealer or what?! I also want to master the red lip - I'm a the neutral lip queen and want to change that in 2014!

Jill said...

I don't wear it often, but I love my red lipstick. I don't wear any bold lip often, come to think of it. I also need to master the cat eye at some point. I can't do it without it looking...well, weird. And my eyes never match.

Janna Renee said...

If I put on makeup, I ALWAYS do a cat eye. Definitely a go-to. Lately I've dabbled in contouring my cheeks, but I don't want to get to crazy with it. I just can't imagine looking one way with makeup on, and completely different with it off.