Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let's get Glowin': How to Achievie the J.Lo Glow on Oily Skin

Hey Dolls!

It's summertime here in America. And as we all know the classic summer makeup trend is glowy, bronzed skin. As an oily girl it's hard to achieve this makeup look but, recently I have been experimenting more with glowy makeup products. And I can say with the products I have been using I have successfully found a glowy skin makeup routine that is perfect for oily girls. So, let's jump into it!

Let's begin with skin preparation:
  • After cleaning the face apply Benefit Porefessional all over the face. Focus this product on areas that have large pores.
  • Apply Carmex to the lips to prepare them for future lip color.   
Next up Foundation...
  1. On the back of my hand I will pump 1 1/2 pumps of my Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation in Deep 74.
  2. Then I will mix a 1/2 pump of L'Oreal Magic Lumi Primer into the foundation on the back of my hand.
  3. Once the product is mixed together I dot the foundation onto my face. I focus most of the product on the areas of my skin that need the most coverage.
  4. Once I have my desired amount of foundation dotted onto my skin, I will then use my Real Techniques expert face brush to blend out my foundation. I use circular buffing motions to create a flawless, airbrushed finish.  
  5. After blending out my foundation I apply MAC studio finish concealer in NW 50 with my ELF flawless concealer brush under my eyes to cancel out my dark circles.
  6. To brighten the under eyes and highlight the center of my face I use my L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in fawn. I take my ring finger and blend the product out. If I have harsh edges I go back in with my expert face brush and blend those out.
  7. Then to set my foundation I use Clinique Blended Face Powder in 05 Transparency. I use a large powder brush to lightly apply the powder.
  8. Once my foundation is set, I will take ELF mineral blemish powder in Clear on my ELF pointed foundation brush. I will press the powder into my highlighted areas as well as my under eyes.
Time to get glowin'...
  1. After setting everything I take an angled blush brush and apply my bronzer from the ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder Duo in Turks and Caicos. When I am applying the bronzer I don't want to contour. I am really just using it to warm up my complexion.
  2. To add a bit of glow to the temples I apply Wet n' Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Carnaval in Rio with a large, fluffy powder brush.
  3. To begin adding glow to my skin I apply a shimmery peachy golden blush combo to my cheeks.
  4. To add glow to my cheek bones I use my Wet n' Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Rose Champagne Glow. I Also apply the highlighter lightly onto the center of my forehead, my cupids bow, the middle of my nose, and my chin.
  5. Once my glow is to my desired intensity I spray Model in a Bottle Matte Finish Setting spray. This will remove the powdery finish of my products as well as lock my makeup into place.
That's all Folks!
I have been able to achieve this peachy, golden, bronzy glow without getting oily because of my
foundation and setting spray. I highly recommend this look to any person but, if you are oily I suggest you go out and get the Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation and the Model in a Bottle matte finish Setting spray. (If you want more info on these products I will link my reviews in the link section below.)

Now us oily girls can achieve the J. Lo bronzy, golden goddess look without turning into oil slicks.

I hope you all found this post helpful. If you have questions or comments feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Remember to share this post with family and friends. Add my on google plus to receive updates on The Makeup Junkie. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a blessed week!
-The Makeup Junkie

  • Model in a Bottle Matte Finish Original Formula Makeup Setting Spray
  • Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
  • Clinqine Blended Face Powder
  • ELF Mineral Blemish Powder
  • Real Techinques Expert Face BRush
  • ELF Pointed Foundation Brush
  • Benefit Porefessional
  • Camrex Lip Balm
  • ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder Duo
  • Wet N' Wild Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette
  • L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer
  • L'Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  •  ELF Flawless Concealer Brush
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer

DISCLAIMER: All thoughts given were my own. I was not paid by any of the companies mentioned. I was not paid to make a post on this topic.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Find your Skin Type

Hey Dolls!
Finding makeup and skincare that works for your skin is hard. Especially if you don't know if you have dry skin, normal skin, combination skin, or oily skin. In today's post I will be explaining the characteristics of each skin type and giving tips on how to balance the different skin types. So, let's jump into!

Let's start with dry skin...

  1. People who have dry skin usual have skin the feels rough or tight. 
  2. Some people will have dry patches.
  3. People with dry skin do not produce any oil once so ever. 
  4. This skin type is common in decadents of people who originated in areas of high elevation and cold climate. Dry skin is also common among people with aging skin.
Now let's get normal...
  1. People with normal skin don't experience issues with dryness or oiliness. 
  2. Normal skin is very balanced.  
  3. However hormonal changes can alter the balance. 
  4. Climate change can alter the balance in normal skin. 
Combination time...
  1. People with combo skin generally gets oily in the t-zone ( the forehead and nose). Combo skin is normal on the outer parts.
  2. Climate change can alter how oily or dry combo skin can be. 
Let's get oily...
  1. Oily skin is greasy all over.
  2. Rarely experience dry patches.
  3. Oily skin people usually suffer from large pores and acne.  
Now that you have figured out your skin type, I will give you a couple of tips on how to balance your skin.
  • If you suffer from combo or oily skin here are some tips...
    1. Wash face in cold water. Cold water helps prevent oils from surfacing.
    2. Exfoliating 1-3 times a week will loosen oils in the skin.
    3. Use a night cream that has pore shrinking ingredients. Open pores give off more oil.
    4. Try my DIY skin tightening and brightening mask. To help reduce oiliness and pore size.
    5. Tone the skin with a good quality toner. Toner will help skin reach a balanced pH level. When skin is balanced oils will be reduced.
    6. Refrain from using moisture in the mornings.
    7. Drink plenty of water. Water will detoxify the skin. Toxins and dirt cause the skin to produce extra oil. When the skin is being detoxified the oil production will slow.
  • If  you suffer from dry skin here are some tips...
    1. Wash face with warm water. Warm water will help produce oils.
    2. Use SPF. The sun can cause damage. Damage can result it more dry patches. Try SPF 30 or higher.
    3. Moisturize with a rich cream or oil at night. At night the skin cells have more time to turn over and produce healthy, balanced skin. The rich creams and oils will be absorbed much better while the skin is going through this process.
    4. Exfoliate 1-3 times a week. Exfoliating the skin will remove the rough skin, will open pores and allow moisturizer to be absorbed better.
    5. Invest in a humidifier. It will add moisture to the  air which in turn will moisture the skin. 
    6. Try my DIY mask for dry skin. It will be the previous post.
    7. Drink plenty of water. Drinking water will remove toxins and hydrate the skin.
  • If you have normal skin here are some tips for you...
    1. Exfoliate 1-3 times a week. This will help remove dead skin cells, brighten the skin, reduce dry patches, and will remove oils that are deep in the skin.
    2. Moisturize at night with a thick cream or oil. This will help with balance.
    3. Moisturize during the day with a moisturizer that has SPF and is thin and light weight. This will prevent skin from drying out while protecting it from the sun.
    4. Drink plenty of water. Water removes toxins that can effect the skin.
That's all folk!

Understanding your skin type is important. Knowing what skin type you have can really improve the quality of your skin. When your skin is happy and healthy then, your makeup will apply flawlessly.

Hopefully this post was helpful. If you have questions or comments please leave them in the comments section below. Remember to share and 1+ this post with friends and family. Add me on google plus to get updates on my blog. Thank you bunches for stopping by the Makeup Junkie. I hope you Dolls have a superb week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: all thoughts given were my own. I was not paid to make a post on this topic. these tips have worked for me. they may not work for you. if you use these tips it is at your own discretion.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DIY Hydrating Face and Hair Mask

Hey Dolls!

My last post was my DIY tightening and brightening mask. That mask is prefect for oily skin, acne

prone skin, and aging skin. Though it would work for dry skin, I do have a better mask for dry skin. Like the other mask, this mask is all natural and inexpensive. However, this mask requires fewer products than the other. Plus it can double as a hydrating hair mask! (Double the recipe to do both hair and face.) So, without further a do let's jump into it!

Let's get out our ingredients and tools...

  • a mixing utensil or a blender
  • a bowl
  • 1/4 cup all natural, raw honey
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
Now let's get cookin'...

  • Add the avocado and honey into the bowl. Mash the ingredients together until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Once the mixture is smooth apply the mask to the skin and/or the hair. Leave the mask on the face for 25-30 minutes. If you are applying to your hair leave it on for as long as possible. (The longer the better.)
  • Rinse the mask off with warm water and proceed with your regular skin care and/or hair care routine.
That's all folks!

This is a quick, affordable, easy to make mask that is amazing for hydration. If you use the mask  exfoliate the skin before hand. Exfoliating will open the pores which will allow the mask to really be absorbed. Also, complete the remainder of your skincare routine within 10 minutes of washing off this mask. Your skin will absorb the products better during this time period.

I hope this post was helpful and informative. If you have questions or comments please feel free to leave them below. Also, remember to share and 1+ this post. Add me of google plus to receive updates on the blog. Thank you for stopping by the Makeup Junkie. I hope you all have a fabulous week.
-The Makeup Junkie

DIY Tightening and Brightening Face Mask

Hey Dolls!

As we all know makeup is my number one obsession but, skincare comes in second. I feel as though without a good skincare routine makeup does not apply as flawlessly as it could. Having a reliable cleanser, toner, moisturizer, under eye cream, mask, and other treatments can honestly make you appear better. Unfortunenly, treatments and masks can be a bit expensive. When you are on a tight budget being able to afford good skin care products seems out of reach but, making your own products with natural ingredients could actually be better than buying high end products.

Today, I want to share my favorite DIY (do it yourself) mask. This mask helps reduces the appearance of dark spots, reduce pore size, tightens skin, maintains elasticity, brightens the skin, adds mositure, and it is great for keeping acne at bay. It's inexpensive and easy to make. Most people have these ingredients in there pantries and refrigerators already. (I know I do.)

In this post I will give ingredients, explain why each ingredient is benefitcal to the skin, go through the recipe step by step, and I will also give tips. So, without further a do let's jump into. 

Let's get our ingredients and towels out...

  • 1 tablespoon of plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon natural raw honey
  • 1 egg white
  • Mixing utensil 
  • Bowl
Greek yogurt, lemon juice, honey... Wait what? Egg?! Yeah egg! Let me egg-plain why...
  • Yogurt has Lactic acid which is a chemical that exfoliates away dead skin cells. (lactic acid is common in chemical peels.) 
  • Honey is great for adding moisture to the skin. Moisturized skin appears more supple and healthy.
  • Lemon juice has many purposes; it lightens dark spots, it is antibacterial (which makes it perfect for acne prone skin.), it reduces oiliness, it reduce blackheads, and due to the acid lemon juice contains it gently exfoliates the skin (which means softer, brighter skin will be revealed.) 
  • Egg whites are egg-cellent (haha I'm pretty "punny" if I don't say so myself!) for pore reduction, tightening of the skin, as well as elasticity maintance. 
Now let's get cooking... 
  • Place all of the ingredients in the bowl. Whiskey the mixture with your utensils until it becomes foamy. 
  • Once the mixture is foamy apply it on a clean, dry face. Spread the mask on as thick as possible. 
  • Leave the mask on for 25-30 minutes. Or until dry. The mask will feel tight when it is completely dry. 
  • Rinse the mask off with warm water.
  • Pat skin dry and proceed with your regular skin are routine. 
That's all folks!

The mask is simple, natural, and effective. Not to mention affordable. It's great to use 1-2 times a week. If used regularly people who suffer from large pores, dark spots, aging skin, oiliness, etc will see a difference. 

I do have a few tips to help improve the mask...
  • Exfoliating before using the mask will improve its effectiveness. 
  • I also suggest splashing the skin with cold water after the mask has been removed from the skin. The cold water with help close the pores. Following up with a good toner will also help reduce the size of pores. 
  • Apply skincare it the ten minutes after this process. The skin will better absorb any products placed on the skin in this time window than in any other. 
I hope this was helpful for you all. It you have questions or comments please place them in the comments section below. Remember to share this post with friends and family. Also, 1+ the blog on Google plus. Thank you for stopping by the Makeup Junkie. I hope you have a fantastic week! 
- The Makeup Junkie
DISCLAIMER: All thoughts given were my own. This is my own recipe that works well for me. Though it works for me it may not work for you. Use at you own discretion. I was not paid to post a blog on this topic.

Friday, July 25, 2014

1 minute cat eyeliner trick

Hey Dolls!

I have a quick eyeliner tip to share with you. If the steps are followed properly then it should take no more than 1 minute to achieve prefect cat eye shaped eyeliner. So, let's get into!
What you will need:
  • liquid or gel eyeliner
  • an angled brush (if you are using gel)
  • tape
How to achieve 1 minute, prefect cat eye shaped eyeliner:
  • take two small pieces of tape
  • place tape on the back of your hand and remove the stickiness
  • then apply the tape to the edge of your eye. wing it out to the point at the end of the eyebrow.
  • once the tape is secure on the eye use the tape as a guide to map out the wing.
  • fill-in liner from the tear duct to the wing. make sure it is even.
  • once you complete drawing the wing allow the eyeliner to dry.
  • when the liner is dry remove the tape.
  • fix any mix placed makeup where the tape was applied.
that's all folks!

That was my simply eyeliner trick. It literally takes me no longer than 2 minutes to complete both eyes, remove the tape, and fix any misplaced makeup. it is great for beginners, people who are running low on time, or people who don't like to fuss with their eyeliner.

I hope this was helpful and informative. If you enjoyed this post please share it with your friends and family. Also if you have a google account please remember to 1+ my blog. Thank you for stopping by the Makeup Junkie! I hope you have a blessed week!
-The Makeup Junkie

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to: Fix Broken Powder Makeup Products

Hey Dolls!
I am sure I am not the only one who has dropped a beloved powder makeup product. The first thing that usually comes to mind after it drops is... "it is broken?" Once I notice it is in fact broken
I then get angry. During the angry phase I usually remind myself of the amount of money I spent on the product. Then I go into denial. In the denial stage I believe that it is totally just as easy to use in the broken stage as it was before it was broken. From denial comes mourning... When in mourning I usually start to contemplate how terrible life would be without it. From mourning comes reality. Reality is personally my favorite stage because this is when I realize I can fix the product.

How do I fix it you ask? Well, that is what today's post is going to be about. So, without further a do let's jump into it!

What you will need...
  • A broken powder product
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A mixing utensil
Now can we fix it? As Bob the builder so famously said... :YES WE CAN!"... Let's get to fixin'!
  • Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto the powder.
  • Take the mixing utensil and blend the product and alcohol together. If the product does not have a smooth consistency add a dash more alcohol and mix.
  • Flatten out the product to fit properly in the container
  • Once the product is flattened out set it down somewhere were it will not be disturbed.
  • Allow the product to air dry without its top on for several hours.
  • Once dry it is able to be used again.
That's all folks!

I hope this post helps any of you who go through what I go through when I break a powder product. If you found this helpful then remember to share it and 1+ the post. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them in the comments section below. I will be more that happy to answer them. Thank you all for stopping by the Makeup Junkie. I hope you all have an awesome week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: all thoughts given are my own. I was not paid to make a post about this topic.

Monday, July 21, 2014

DIY Basic Body Scrub and My Body Care Routine

Hey Dolls!

It's summertime here in America. Traditionally in summer the majority of us break out our short sleeve shirts, sundresses, shorts, and tank tops. Shaving and waxing make our skin only half ready to be shown off. Soft, smooth, healthy, even toned and moisturized skin cannot be properly achieved without a bit of exfoliation. In today's post I am going to give you my recipe for a basic, easy DIY body scrub. I will also explain how I achieve hairless, soft, smooth, and moisturized skin that is shorts, tank tops, and sundress ready. So, without further a do let's jump into it!

Let's get our scrub on!

  1. Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 cups of Brown sugar, sea salt, course cut sugar, or regular cane sugar.
    • 2/3 cups of olive oil, coconut oil, or any other oil except corn, canola, or vegetable oil.
    • a bowl with a lid
    • a mixing utensil
  2. Recipe
    • Dump in the sugar or salt into a bowl.
    • Add the oil in slowly. 2/3 cups could be too much for your preference just be cautious.
    • Once desired amount of oil is added then mix the mixture together.
  3. Tips to exfoliating skin
    • Exfoliate the body two or three times in a seven day period.
    • After exfoliation rinse the skin well. Dead skin cells and dirt will be sitting on the surface of the skin so, rinsing the skin well will remove the dead skin and dirt.
    • Add a thick body lotion or cream after exfoliating. When the pores are open your body will allow more moisture to seep in. Which will result in softer and healthier skin.   
    • Scrub more diligently in areas that have a lot of scarring, cellulite, or stretch marks. Scrubbing done in these problems areas will help lighten their appearance.
  4. My Body Care Routine
    • My body unlike my face is really dry. So to add a healthy glow I do more than just use lotion.
      • Steps to my Body Care Routine
        1. I wash my skin thoroughly with warm water and soap.
        2. Once rinsed off I apply my shaving cream and shave my legs and underarms as usual.
        3. Once I have finished shaving, I will then rinse off in warm water.
        4. I will add my DIY body scrub to a dry towel or sponge. (The dryness of the applicator with intensify the scrubs power.) Then, I will scrub my skin in small, circular movements. I usually scrub my legs, my arms, my back, my buttocks, my chest, etc.
        5. After scrubbing my skin I will rinse off an excess scrub, dirt, oil, and dead skin cells with warm water and a wash cloth.
        6. Once I have rinsed off I simply get out of my shower, towel dry my skin, and then apply a thick body butter to my skin.
That's all folk!

I usually do my body care routine 2 to 3 times a week. I try to only do it at night because I want to give my skin a chance to really absorb all the moisturize. I also don't like going outside with open pores either.

I hope this post was helpful and informative. Leave all your comments and questions in the comments section below. I will be happy to answer then! If you enjoyed this post remember to 1+ it and share it. I want to thank you Dolls for stopping by the Makeup Junkie! I hope you all have a splendid week!
-The Makeup Junkie

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cool? Warm? Neutral? How to find your correct undertone.

Hey Dolls!

Finding the correct foundation shade is hard. Especially because to get the right foundation shade you must know your correct undertone. Undertones vary from warm to cool. But, how do you know if you are cool, warm, or neutral toned? Well, in today's post I will be listing the differences between the tones. Hopefully with this easy list you Dolls will be able to recognize your undertones. So, without further a do let's jump into it!

Let's get warmed up with warm undertones...
  1. Warm tones are yellow, golden, or olive.
  2. People with warm tones look better in clothing and jewelry that is orange, gold, yellow, moss, beige, or peach.
  3. Foundations worn by warm toned people should have a yellow base to them. This will compliment the yellow, golden, or olive tones in their skin.
  4. Blush colors should remain warm as well. For fair skinned people peach blushes are great. For medium, tan and olive tones warm coral blushes are awesome. For deep to dark skinned people orangey blushes work amazing.
  5. Some celebrities with warm tones are: Nia Long, Nicole Riche, and Beyoncé Knowles
Now let's get cool with cool undertones...
  1. Cool tones are blue, red, and pink.
  2. People with cool tones look better in clothing and jewelry that is sliver, pink, gray, or rose
  3. Foundations that cater best to cool tones should have pink, red, or neutral tones.
  4. Blush colors should remain cool. For fair skinned people baby pink blushes are great. For medium and tan tones cool, bright pinks work wonders. For deep tones red or berry toned blushes are stellar.
  5. Some celebrities with cool tones are: Kim Kardashian, Natalie Portman, and Naomi Campbell
Still not finding your tone? That's all good because we have one more... NEUTRAL!
  1.  Neutral tones are a mix of cool and warm. People who have a neutral undertone are generally described as green.
  2. People who are neutral can rock clothes and jewelry of an color and look great.
  3. Foundations that cater to neutral tones vary.
  4. Blush colors do not have to be cool toned or warm. This tone can wear both.
  5. Some celebrities that are neutral are: Rihanna, Amy Adams, and Lauryn Hill
That's all folks!

Finding your skin's undertone does not have to be rocket science. Simply following the lists and you should be able to deduce which undertone suits you. 

I hope this post was helpful and informative. Of course you should leave any questions or comments below. I will be more than happy to answer them. Please remember to 1+ this page and post. Also, share it with friends and family. Thank you Dolls for stopping by the Makeup Junkie. I hope you all have an incredible week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: All advice given was my own. Use advice to your own discretion. I was not paid to make a post on this topic. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Color Correcting 101

Hey Dolls!

We all get dark circles, redness, dark spots, bruising and such that we want to cover up. Sadly, concealer and foundation can't always cover certain colors on their own. So, to create an even, flawless canvas sometimes color correcting is needed. Color correcting is the act of using a color to even tone. In today's blog post I will be breaking down what color corrector should be used to fix the various tone issues people experience, I will briefly describe how I use color correctors, and I will talk about the different type of products that can be used. So, without further a do let's jump into it!
  1. Pink Color Correctors- Pink correctors are used on fair to light skinned people. This color will help those skin tones neutralize purple tones. Purple tones are bruising and dark circles. (The pink color could be used to cover dark spots if needed.)
  2. Yellow Color Correctors- Are great to help diminish the purple/blue tones in dark circles, dark spots, bruising in medium to tan skin tones. Yellow is also awesome for brightening and highlighting medium to dark skin tones.
  3. Lavender/Lilac Color Correctors- Light purple correctors are stellar for correcting dullness in the skin. This color would work for light to tan skin tones.
  4. Salmon and Orange Color Correctors- These correctors work well for olive to deep dark skin tones. These warm color correctors will neutralize the blue tones from dark circles, dark spots, and bruising.
  5. Green Color Correctors- Green simply removes redness from the skin. Perfect for people with rosacea, acne, or any other blemishes or skin issues that cause redness.

Now that you know which corrector color your skin needs, you need to decide which color corrector form you prefer. Depending on the form of corrector depends on the method of application.
Choosing a method of correcting is a personal decision. There are hundreds of color correcting concealers, primers, are powders. Decide what product form you believe work best for you. I personally like using color correcting concealers because I can spot treat areas of concern easily by apply the corrector first then, my skin tone concealer, foundation, and/or powder. That method is most widely used and is in my opinion the most effective. Of course the type of blemish being corrected as well as the intensity of the blemish will have to be taken into consideration when purchasing the correct form of color correction.

I recommend that if you are in the market for a color corrector you should invest in a higher end corrector. Why?  One: lower end correctors generally do not have enough pigment and/or they do not come in the various shades that darker skin tones need. Two: Someone who works in the higher end store will have the knowledge to help you choose the correct corrector for your skin.

Well, that's all folks!

I hope this post was informative and helpful. If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comments section below. I will be delighted to answer them. Also, remember to 1+ my post and my page. As well as share both the page and the post. I want to thank you for stopping by the Makeup Junkie. I hope you all have a blessed week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: All opinions given were my own. All advice given was formed by me. I was not paid to talk about this post's topic.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Favorite apps to Edit Instagram and Facebook pictures

Hey Dolls!

Welcome back to Makeup Junkie! So, I wanted to share with you Dolls my favorite apps for editing Instagram and Facebook pictures. I only use these if I see small imperfections such as pimples or scarring. Sometimes I will enhance the whiteness of my teeth or the under eye area if I want. I enhance these areas because phones, cameras, and etc. can dull your appearance and make small blemishes more noticeable. I stray away from huge changes such as weight loss, eye color, or changes in the dimensions of my face. I want to still look like myself once I complete the editing process. So, without further a do let's jump into my favorite apps for editing photos.

  1. Prefect 365- This app is great for enhancing my favorite face features as well as perfecting small imperfections. I use this app to remove blemishes, remove darkness from under my eyes, whiten my teeth, soften the skin and brighten my eyes. This gives app never makes me look fake or overdone. There are other features on the app such as slimming the face, adding makeup, wigs, eye colors and much more. I don't use those because I find that to look unnatural plus, I wear makeup so it isn't something I need to do. I like that this app is widely available. It can be found on android and all apple products it is free as well. Though there are some in-app purchases. (I have never purchased anything from this app.)
  2. Photo Studio- This app is great because it has hundreds of different filters and exposures. I like this because they seem to work a bit better than the Instagram filters. It is free and easy to use.
  3. Pic college- I like to create colleges when I have several pictures I want to show. (This way I am not making a million post.) This app is simple and great for creating unique colleges. There are hundreds of cool stickers, fonts, and borders that can be used. Also, like the other apps it is free. Although, there are some in-app purchases. (I have never purchased anything from this app.) 
That's all folks!


Thank you for stopping by the Makeup Junkie. I hope you all found this post helpful and informative. As always if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them in the section below. Also, remember to 1+ this post and my page. As well as share this post and my page with your family and friends. Thank you again for stopping by. I hope you have a blessed week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: This post is not to say that you Dolls should ever be ashamed of your flaws. It is just nice to sometimes be able to enhance and prefect imperfections. Also, all opinions given were my own. I am not afflicted with any of the companies mentioned in this post.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My quick skin care, makeup and, hair routine.

Hey Dolls!

I hate it when you wake up with only a little bit of time to get ready. When you are pressed for time it is important to prioritize and decide what things are most important for you to do to feel run out the door ready. Thankfully (sort of...), I have had to do this enough that I now have a quick skincare, makeup and, hair routine routine to help get me out the door looking put together in no time. So, lets jump into it.

Lets care for our skin! When running late it is easy to neglect your skin.
  1. Wash your face thoroughly. Clean skin should never be optional.
  2. All other things could be skipped on this day but please wash your face.
Let's prep the skin: Just because you are running late doesn't mean you should skip over prepping the skin. This step should not take later than 20-30 seconds.
  1. Use L'Oreal magic lumi primer to add a bit of a glow. Adding this will remove the need for highlighting later on. If you are oily like myself, avoid placing this in areas where you get oily.
  2. Apply lip balm to moisturize lips and prep them for lip color.
Time to work on the eyes. I will be keeping it extremely simple here. I have nice big eyes with fairly long lashes. So, I personally don't need to put a lot of time into my eye area. Therefore, I just take about 5 minutes to do my eyes on days when I am running late.
  1. lightly fill in my brows
  2. Curl lashes.
  3. Tight line with a black eyeliner.
  4. Apply a beige or white liner to water line.
  5. Coat lashes with a coat of mascara.
Now to the face. Spend the time on the skin. When heading to a meeting, work, school, etc. you should focus more on the skin. A good base makes any eyeshadow look, look better. It usually only takes me 7 minutes to complete my entire face on days like this.
  1. Using my Real Techniques expert face brush or my makeup blending sponge I will blend Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation in Deep 74  in a stippling/buffing motion. The high coverage of this foundation and the method of application will give maximum coverage with little time and effort. This should take no longer than a minute or two.
  2. Taking my L.A Girl pro conceal HD concealer in fawn and my pointed foundation brush I will quickly conceal my dark circles under my eyes. This has an orangey tone which eliminates the need for a corrector and a concealer.  I only am highlighting under the eyes because it helps me look more awake plus, it's more important to concealer here than to highlight any where else. If you don't have dark circles you can skin this step all together.
  3. To lightly set my face I use a large powder brush with my Clinique blended face powder.
  4. If I have a spare moment I will use a brightening powder to highlight the under eyes.
  5. To warm the complexion apply a bronzer. I use my ELF contour blush and bronzer duo in Turks and Caicos on a large powder brush. Using a large brush will help cover more space in less time. I generally don't apply blush on days where I am running late.
Onto the finishing touches. Lips are a great way to play up a running late look. This set takes no more than 3 or 4 minutes and it is something you can do once you get to your destination.
  1. Though I personally like nudes I do suggest that when wearing a simple look playing up your lips is a great way to add a pop of color.
  2. To remove the powdery look, set my makeup, and prolong the wear of my makeup I will generally spray my face with Model in a Bottle matte makeup setting spray.
Now lets do our hair.
  1. I usually have extension in my hair. So, to avoid having to do too much in the mornings I tie my hair up. I will braid my extensions, pin down my edges, and put on my scarf. This method helps keep my hair straight, manageable hair to work with. Then I an free to heat up my hot tool and curl or straighten my hair in 2 or so minutes.
  2. If me hair is not in order when I wake up I usually just throw it in a high bun or in a side braid. To tame my edges I use Cream of Nature edge gel. And to get my fly aways I will pin then back with bobby pins. If time allows I will straighten or curl messy piece to make those look slightly more uniform.
Tips to avoid having to run around like a chicken with your head cut off when you are late:
  1. Find your clothes, shoes, and other accessories for the next day the night before. Finding your clothes at night will avoid you having to rush around looking for clothes and accessories.
  2. Pack a breakfast the night before. I usually will make a protein shake, green smoothie, or something like that. I will throw a granola bar, a to-go container of greek yogurt, and some clean fruit into a lunch bag. This way your breakfast is already ready just in case you are late.
  3. I try to pack my purse, backpack, suitcase, or whatever I am carrying the night before as well. It ensures that all the things I need to take with me the next day are already ready. This way I never leave anything behind.
  4. If you like to curl your hair in the morning I would suggest no heat curling methods. This would you save time trying to do your hair in the morning.
  5. My last tip is to shower at night. This simply saves you lots of time in the morning. This way if you are late showering won't be an issue.
That's all folks!

That was my quick skincare, makeup and hair tutorial. This is great for school or work on an everyday basis. I honestly don't do my lips or my mascara until I get to school when I am doing this kind of look. This including putting on my clothes generally takes me about 25 minutes give or take. Though this works for me it may not work for you. Routines like this depend on what someone finds important. I find full coverage face makeup and hair most important. Therefore, I focus on those two things.

I hope you Dolls enjoyed this post. Also, I hope if post helped you guys. If you have questions of comments please leave them in the comments section below. Remember to share this blog with you family and friends. Also remember to 1+ this page and post. I want to thank you for stopping by the Makeup Junkie. I hope you Dolls have a blessed week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: All thoughts/tips given were my own. All products mentioned were purchased by me. I am not afflicted with any of the companies mentioned.

Friday, July 11, 2014

ELF Favorites products

Hey Dolls!

I am obsessed with the affordable brand called ELF. (EyesLipsFace) I have been using there products for years and they only seem to get better. In today's blog post I want to share a few of my favorite products from this company. So, without through a do lets jump into it.

Lets begin with brushes...
  • Mascara & Shadow Shield- I love this tool! It helps keep mascara and shadows from getting all over everything. It's super easy to use and it is comfortable on the eyes. It mainly use it to keep mascara from getting all over my under eye area.
  • Small Stipple brush- This brush is prefect for flawlessly placing product. I generally use it for blush. It gives a light, flawless application to anything it is used with. It would be awesome for placing highlighter lightly on cheek bones and such.
  • Contour brush- I use this to place deep colors into my outer V and blended them onto my crease. It's dense and dome shaped which makes it perfect for getting depth.
  • Pointed Foundation brush- This brush is everything! It blends out my under eye highlight like a dream. The point at the top makes it easy to get into the nooks and crannies of the under eye. This brush distributes product perfectly and does not create streaks under the eye. If I lost all my ELF brushes it would probably be the first on I would replace. I love it that much.
  • Small Tapered brush- This is prefect for contouring. The size is so nice and small that it doesn't diffuse the contour powder to much. That way it looks like a contour and not like I am just trying to warm up my complexion. The tapered point helps apply a light application of color. 
  • Flawless Concealer brush- I adore this brush to blending out the harsh concealer lines around my browns and for setting my highlighted areas with powder. Its the prefect shape and size to get into and nooks and crannies that are around the brows, under eyes, etc.
  • Angled Contour brush- This is great for apply a thin line of my cream contour to my nose or hallow of my cheek. Its so dense that it allows for a airbrush contour that looks super natural.
Now to the really fun stuff... MAKEUP!
  • ELF Cream Eyeliner- I am obsessed with the formula. It is creamy, has great color pay-off, and its long lasting. I use the color coffee to fill in my brows. I do have a full blog post on that I will link it below. I just love that this is the perfect brown for my brows plus it really keeps my brow hairs in place all day long.
  • ELF mineral eye brightener- I do not recall if I have ever spoken about this before but, it's so good I am sure that I did. It is a powder that helps set and brighten the highlighted areas of the face. Though it does brighten it never has a weird cast affect nor is it over the top. Its great for everyday wear. I love that it is so fine. A little does go a long way with this product. This product is NEVER cakey and it really does help prolong the wear of my highlighted regions. I recommend this to you dolls.
  • ELF Radiance Booster- This product is a gorgeous highlighter. I love this to add a bit of shimmer to the face. it is not glittery. Its not even in the least over the top. Which makes it great for everyday wear. It blends out like a dream and it is great as a base for a powder highlighter. Its just prefect for a beautiful summer day. I own it in the color sunrise. This is a bronzy color. I do know that they have it in a pink-ish pearl tone. I highly recommend you Dolls give this highlighter a try.
  • ELF Healthy Glow Bronzer- I do not know why they advertise them as bronzers because these are way too highlighting to be a bronzer. It would make people look a bit too disco ball like. Though they would never as a bronzer they do work as a highlighting powders. I personally only own one of the shades. Mine is in sunkissed. Its a beautiful golden bronze shade. It really illuminated the skin. It is a soft, blendable powder and its great for adding a bit of glow to the face. I love it. I do believe it is my most used highlighter. I recommend this product for people who enjoy a super sunkissed, golden glow.
  • ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzer Powder- OMG. I adore this duo. Mine is in Turks and Caicos. There are three different duos. I mentioned it in my June Favorites posts. This the prefect duo for an everyday natural, neutral look. Though in the pan they look shimmery they don't come off shimmery. I love the pigmentation of the bronzer. This is great for women of color. It is really a beautiful, affordable dupe for the Nars duos. I highly recommend this for all you Dolls.
  • ELF Eyelid primer- I have tried so many primers. As an oily girl finding and inexpensive primer is hard to come by. So, when I found this two years ago I never looked back. It has a similar formula to the urban decay primer potion. Though its similar I personally enjoy the ELF primer more. It creates a smooth surface to apply eyeshadow on and it really does prolong the wear of my shadow. I recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable primer.
  • ELF glitter primer- This primer has an Elmer's glue consistency. It really does get tacky so that the glitter or pigment does stick. Once the product has been applied to the primer it does not budge.  
  • ELF Liquid Eyeliner- This is and oldie but a goodie for me. I love the pigmentation, the gloss, and how easy it is to use this product. It is just simply my favorite liquid eyeliner to use hands down.
  • ELF Volumizing Mascara- This mascara is great to get a natural, voluminous look to your lashes. It isn't clumpy and it gets the lashes super black. I love it.
That's all folk!

So, that was my favorite ELF products. I do have more ELF products but those are my favorites. I am a true ELF lover. I highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in affordable makeup. They are wonderful for beginners or people who just want to save a little cash.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. As always if you have questions or comments feel free to leave them in the comment section below. Also remember to share and 1+ this blog and my page. Thank you for stopping by the Makeup Junkie today! I hope you have a blessed week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: All thoughts/opinions given were my own. I purchased all product mention with my own money. I am not affiliated with ELF cosmetics.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Night time Skin Care Routine

Hey Dolls!
My last post was my morning skin care routine. I briefly explained my skin type which is oily, acne prone skin with hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and dark circles. My morning routine is simple and easy to follow. It is really just designed to clean my skin and prep it for makeup. Night time routine focuses more on removing scars, hyperpigmentation and dark circles. So, without further rambling I will jump into it.
  1. I remove all make with Target brand makeup removing wipes.
  2. I use Maybelline clean express oil to remove my eye makeup.
  3. I use Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser to clean my skin. I don't use any thing but my hands to work the product into a lather.
  4. I use Target brand Facial Scrub for blemishes and blackheads every other day to remove dull skin, to remove oils, and to unclog my pores.
  5. Twice a week I will do the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask to reduce the size of my pores, unclog my pores, etc.
  6. Once that is complete I will then rinse my face in luke warm water.
  7. I pat my skin dry and then tone with my Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Toner.
  8. I wait for the toner to set then I begin with my Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum.
  9. .And lastly for my skin I apply Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector.
  10. I apply Carmex to my lips to help keep dryness at bay.
  11. To condition, nourish, and grow my lashes and brows I use Godefory Double Lash and Brow treatment.
  12. To depuff my under eyes I apply ELF eye refresh under my eyes.
That's all folks!!!
My nighttime skincare routine is slightly more complex and way more expensive but it is the time of day where I focuses a lot on healing my skin. Of course their are cheaper alternatives I am sure. Just do what works best for you. This is what works for me.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you liked this post. If you have yet to read my morning skin care routine visit the post before this one. Remember to 1+ this post and share it with friends and family. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below. I want to thank you again for your support and I hope you have a wonderful week!
-The Makeup Junkie

Monday, July 7, 2014

Daytime Skin Care Routine

Hey Dolls!

I have oily, acne prone skin with large pores, scarring, dark circles and hyperpigmentation. So, my skin care routine is designed to combat large pores, oiliness, and acne. It also is used to gradually reduce the amount of scarring, hyperpigmentation and dark circles I have. In today's post I will be listing the steps I take in the morning. In my next post I will be talking about my night time skin care routine so keep your eye out for that. So, without further a do lets jump into my morning skin care routine!
  • Using my hands I cleanse my skin with Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser. I use light motions to work the cleanser into my skin.
  • Then I rinse it way with cold water.
  • Every other day I use a lightweight scrub (Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub) in the morning to lightly scrub away dirt, oil, and exfoliate my skin.
  • To restore balance to my skin I use my essentials deep cleaning toner to restore my skin's natural PH and to remove any left over dirt or oil.
  • I then use my ELF eye refresh to prep my under eyes for any makeup that I put on.
  • I use Carmex to protect my lips.
That's all folks!
My skin care routine in the morning is fast, simple and affordable. I have noticed a huge change in my skin since I started this routine.
I hope this helped anyone who is in need of a new skincare routine. If you have any comments or questions feel free to leave then below. Remember to 1+ this post and share my blog with friends and family. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you all have a blessed week.
-The Makeup Junkie

Friday, July 4, 2014

DIY: Lighten Hair

Hey Dolls!!!

Summer has arrived and lighter hair is always on trend for this time of year. Sadly, lightening hair can be damaging to the hair follicles. Recently I went on a search to find ways to naturally lighten my hair for summer in one days time. After plenty of searching I found a natural way to lighten my hair in one day. So, let me stop rambling and just jump into it...

You will need...
  • Honey (2 Tablespoons)
  • Lemon Juice (1/3 cup)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (1 cup)
  • Baking Soda (1/2 cup)
  • Large Bowl
  • Spray Bottle
  • Comb
  • Spoon
How to make the hair lightening spray...
  1. Place the honey and lemon juice into the bowl. Place the bowl into the microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Mixed the melted honey and lemon together.
  3. Add the hydrogen Peroxide and the baking soda.
  4. Once added the baking soda will foam up and the mixture will become bubbly. Mix the mixture until the baking soda is completely dissolved.
  5. Allow the bubble to go away and the mixture to cool down.
  6. Then pour the mix into the spray bottle.
  7. You can apply this to dirty hair.
  8. Spray product all over hair. Soak the hair in product.
  9. Comb the product through and tie hair up for 30 minutes or more. The lighter you want it, the longer you must wait.
  10. Once done with lightener rinse in cold water then shampoo and condition hair like usual.
  11. Then style as usual.
Now your hair should be at least one shade lighter. Do this method twice a week until you get the lightens of your choice. The method will be much less damaging than chemical bleaches. I have used this method and I got my hair 2 shades lighter than it was before. I want it to be one more shade lighter I will post pictures when my transformation is complete.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did please 1+ and share it. If you have any questions leave them below. Thanks again. And I hope you have an amazing week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: this was a DIY I can up with. I would do more research on your hair type before you do this. All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Top 10 Favorite High End Products

Hey Dolls!!
Inexpensive, drugstore products are always great to have but, sometimes its okay to splurge and get something high end. I think its important to have a wide range of products especially if you are a makeup artist or something along those lines. So, with that being said today's post is going to be my top 10 favorite high end beauty products. Now without further a do lets get started!
  • Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation- OMG this foundation is life changing for oily skin girls or girls with bad acne, hyperpigmentation, dark circles, dark spots, etc. etc. etc. I will not go to into a full review of this product because I do have a review up already. If you are interested please refer back to that post but, I have to add it into my top ten list for high end products. All you need to know right now is I love this stuff.
  • Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Makeup- This is my second favorite foundation. It has great pigmentation, its lightweight, its extremely long wearing, has an amazing color range, matches almost every color to their undertones, its not cakey, and its super buildable. If you have normal to oily skin I would recommend this for you. I also recommend this to women of Color who have a hard time finding their perfect color.
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer- I use this to carve out the top of my eyebrows after I have filled them in. It is super pigmented and easy to blend. I would not suggest this be used under the eyes because it will crease. But as a spot concealer or to help shape up brows its great.
  • Benefit Porefessional Primer- This primer will smooth out wrinkles, pores, and other imperfections. It helps makeup glide on amazing. I don't believe that it will stop oils but it will help create a beautifully, smooth canvas.
  • Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara- This mascara works wonders on my lashes. It makes them super black and full. I do have fairly long lashes and fairly think lashes but, I do notice a lot of volume and drama when I do use this mascara.
  • Benefit's They're real- I don't know a person how has tried this and didn't like it. It makes your lashes longer and fuller but, still natural looking. Its prefect for people who have shorter lashes that are still full. It will help make your lashes longer.
  • Lancôme Bienfait Mult-vital night Cream- As an oily skin person I do not like to use moisturizers in the morning. Moisturizers in the morning will make my skin extra oily. So, I usually just moisturize during the evening. This cream is lightweight and hydrating. It really does help my skin regenerate nicely. It is awesome for anti-aging. (Though I don't need it for that.) I do recommend it for all skin types and people with aging skin.
  • Clinique blended face powder-  This product was recommended it to me by my mom. She has been using it for 20 or so years. Its been her holy grail face powder. I can totally see why. Its lightweight and mattifying. It is actually transparent but it comes in different color transparencies. I have it in 5. Its for deep skin. This way you aren't adding coverage but at the same time there will be no ghostly white cast from a stark white powder.
  • Naked 1 and Naked 3 palettes- I love urban decay shadows especially the naked 1 and naked 3 palettes. They are smooth, have lots of pigmentation, are forever lasting, and they are such beautiful colors. I highly recommend these for anyone who like neutral colors.   
  • Clinique All about Eyes Concealer- I love this concealer because it is full coverage and long lasting. it does crease a little if it is not set with powder but, once set it is awesome.
That's all folks! Those were my top 10 high end beauty products. Hopefully you enjoyed this post. I also hope it helped if you had an interest in any of the products mentioned. If you have any questions please leave them below. Thank you for stopping by and remember to check back weekly for new posts. Also please share this blog with your friends and family. And last but not least remember to 1+ this post. Thank you once again and have a great day!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: all thoughts are my own. I purchased all products mentioned with my own money.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

My Everyday Go-To Eye look

Hey Dolls!
I love to play around with makeup and explore all the possibilities when it comes to beauty but, sometimes there just isn't enough time to experiment. Therefore, I have a go-to matte, neutral, everyday, daytime eye look that is perfect for work, school, etc. etc. So, without further a do lets jump into it.

Lets begin with some preparation...
  1. I apply ELF eyelid primer over my lid, my crease, my brown bone, and my under eye. I then give that 15-ish seconds to dry.
  2. To ensure maximum staying power as well as giving myself a base to build color on I apply NYX eyeshadow base in skin tone.
  3. My last preparation step is to apply tape to the outer corner of my eye. This will allow for a sharp line to be made without a lot of effort.
On to the eyeshadow...
  1. Using a flat shader brush I pack limit from the Naked 3 palette all over my mobile lid.
  2. Using a fluffy crease brush I apply Nooner from the same palette to my crease.
  3. Using the same fluffy crease brush I sweep Buck from the Naked 1 palette into my crease to help warm up nooner.
  4. To deepen my outer V I apply the color Darkside (from the Naked 3) with a dense, domed blending brush into my outer V. I then wipe off the extra product and use the brush to simply blend Darkside into the outer V. To make it to blended and seamless I blend Darkside inward toward the outer V.
  5. I go back to Limit and pack it on my lid. Remember to avoid stark lines; blend the creased and outer V again to keep the look seamless.
  6. If I desire more depth I use Blackheart from the Naked 3 palette to deepen the outer V.
  7. To create a subtle smokey affect I take Darkside onto my bottom lash line and blend it into the lash line with my domed blending brush.
  8. To highlight my brow bone and inner tear duct I take a small c shaped brush and the color Strange from the Naked 3 palette and blend that color onto those areas.
On to liner and mascara...
  1. I enjoy a nice winged out liner on a regular basis if its not your thing then that's fine. This look does not need winged liner to be complete. I use the tape to help me make a wing. I generally use ELF liquid eyeliner in black.
  2. If I have the time I will tight line my eye using the L'Oreal silkissime eyeliner in black.
  3. To brighten up my eyes I use the NYX long pencil in white on my water line. Sometimes I use black instead to add a little more drama.
  4. I curl my lashes and apply mascara. (I don't have a mascara routine. I just choose between my several mascara choices.)
  5. Once my liquid eyeliner has dried I remove the tape. Then I move onto my concealer and such.
That's all folks!

That was my everyday go -to matte, daytime eyeshadow look. It's simple and it goes with everything

Typical Duck Lip Selfie of myself. I am wearing my Go-to eye look.
because its neutral. It's super easy to do. It usually takes me 8 minutes to go from bare eyes to completely done including my mascara. If I decide to add things such as black eyeliner or deepening my outer V it only prolongs the process by 3 minutes or so.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. I hope you get some inspiration from this look. If you have questions or comments fell free to leave them in the comment section below. Remember to share this page with family and friends. Also, 1+ my posts and page. Thank you so much for stopping by Makeup Junkie. I hope you all have an amazing week!
-The Makeup Junkie


DISCLAIMER: All products mentioned were purchased my me. All tips and thoughts are my own. I am not afflicted with any of the companies mention.

June Non-Beauty Favorites

Hey Dolls!

Yesterday I posted my June Beauty Favorites. So, I decided to also do a non-beauty favorites. This favorites post will contain my current favorite songs, pieces of clothing, foods, TV show etc. etc. I hope you all enjoy this post. So, without further a do lets jump into it.

Lets begin with songs! I have two favorite songs this month and one artist.
  1. Rude by Magic has literally been on repeat for a good two to three weeks. I love the Caribbean feel of the song. It's perfect for summertime. I am sure I will continue to listen to this song like its no tomorrow.
  2. This next song has me turning my hairbrush into a microphone every time it's on. The song is Pills and Potions by Nicki Minaj. I am beyond in love with this song. I cannot go a day without listening to at least five times. I recommend song to all of you Dolls.
  3. My new favorite artist is G-Easy. He is a Bay Area rapper. He recently dropped an album called These Things Happen. My favorite songs on the album are  I Mean it, Let's Get Lost, Lotta That, and Tumblr Girls. He has a hip hop, rock, pop feel to him. His music is great for people who aren't into hardcore rap but enjoy more party music. I recommend all of you go out and listen to this album because it is great!
  1. I'm not super into clothes buying clothes. My style is pretty simple. I like to wear earth tone basics (t-shirts, jeans, etc.) and add little accessories to bring in color. Such as a scarf, shoes, a necklace, or something else along those lines. Plus, I am a larger girl (I fit pants in 12-14 in plus sizes and I have a fairly larger bust.) so, it's hard to find clothes that suit my style and my body. One of my favorite stores is Forever 21. They have great plus size jeans and their contemporary section fit my style perfectly. Their high waisted denim jeggings in the plus size section are awesome to add a beautifully slender, well put together look to any basic outfit. They are comfy and come in three shades. I also love the basic jeans and jean shorts they have as well. They too are comfy. I love that their pants are made for different lengths. That way short girls (like myself) no longer have to get their pants tailored or have to cuff them. I totally recommend these to anyone who likes to wear crop tops or anyone how has muffin top issues.
Hooray it's time to talk about food!!!!!!
  1. I am a pretty healthy eater. I love fruits and veggies. So, now that it is summertime I am really enjoying all the seasonal fruits like nectarines, peaches, etc. Fruit is my favorite way to satisfy my sweet tooth. My favorite fruits are strawberries and blueberries. I am loving paring berries with vanilla greek yogurt.
  2. My second favorite food are chia seeds. They have been all the rage lately. I decided to jump on the band wagon and I love them. I love how full I feel after I consume them. (They are filling because they are high in dietary fiber.) I personally enjoy them the most in my lemon water. They are tasteless and become gel like then in liquid. There are hundreds of different ways they can be consumed. I highly recommend them to people who are looking to control their food portions.
That's all folks!

That was my June non-beauty favorites. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. If you have questions or comments feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Remember to 1+, share, and follow my blog page. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: All thoughts expressed are my own. I was not paid to say anything about any of the products mentioned. Nor was I sent any of these products. All products were purchased/downloaded by me.