Life is hectic and expensive for me these days. I wish I could get my hands on every fashion magazine on the newsstands, but time and money are precious. Luckily, sites like Pinterest and beauty bloggers allow me to keep on top of what’s hot in the beauty/skincare world without a dime out of my pocket.
Plus, these sources are skim-friendly. Not every post I come across is spectacular, but some really have made a difference in my routine or personal style. Below, I cover the stand-out beauty-related posts and share my two cents along with the original link.
Okay, I’ll never go through all the trouble required to make my hair look like this, but looking at it makes my inner Barbie smile. Found this one under the Pinterest user “Hair & Beauty”.
This look from Makeup and Dreams is dramatic yet flattering. I love how the blue liner on the lower lids opens up her eyes. I want to try this!
Yes! Thank you, 30 media. This changes everything. No more lumpy or uneven lines. The perfect cat-eye can be done.
Another dramatic yet refreshing eye look from Eye-Make-Up. Everything is perfect: the false lashes, the groomed and perfectly-arched brows, the graduation of color, and the highlighting. Well done!
Beautylish.com shows off some awesome sunset inspired makeup. The lips look nice but the eyes are killer! I would love to wear this look to a party.
It’s not necessary to pay big bucks for flattering pigments and textures. At makeuploversunite.tumblr.com all the drugstore versions of your favorite high-end brands are listed and compared. I’m pleasantly surprised.
This chick uses basic Aquaphor (or you could use Vaseline) to get an effortlessly perfect polish every time. Genius!
Alyssa Peters, or ’Nails’ on Pinterest, posted her awesome twist on leopard print nails. The gray-blue and salmon pink work surprisingly well together. It doesn’t look too difficult to imitate either. Just a coat of salmon pink, some gray-blue splotches dotted on top, and a nail art pen in black to trace the edges.
Yes! Yes! I am pleased with this. Batman and pink are two of my favorite things. Thank you, My Opera!
With the dry fall coming up, I need to get back into a routine of replenishing moisture to my hair. Most masks have like ten different ingredients and unnecessary filler, but this recipe is simple and clearly has everything you need for a nourishing hair treatment.
I’m really bad at styling my hair and hesitant to work a ponytail because of my round face. Fortunately, Hair Brained Beauty at Tumblr provides this step-by-step voluminous ponytail cheat sheet. This hairstyle is classy enough for work and school yet cute enough for a date. Love it.
Another gorgeous, effortless ponytail from iknowhair.com. It looks great with a cute hairband.
Haven’t tried this one yet, but the blogger from dumpyourfrump.com claims it works as well at smoothing her skin as her previous professional treatments. Any chance to get the same results for the price of a box of baking soda is certainly intriguing.