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Smoke Something.

I felt like a kid again when I received my new goodies I purchased from MAC with my Christmas gift cards. Oh the joy that fell upon me. It was like reliving childhood memories of receiving a Teddy Ruxpin or a new Barbie and immediately wanting to take it out of the box. Of the several eye shadows I purchased the one I could not wait to try the most was called Electric Eel, it’s a foxy and vibrant blue. I’m learning to try new ways of applying my makeup. I’ve always been told my face is a “canvas” and not to be afraid to use bold colors. Tonight I wanted to get some practice in, so I decided to do a “smokey eye” with my new shadow. I also wanted to exfoliate my face and lips using a new technique I stumbled upon and an old technique I’d love to share with you!

So lets begin with the lips shall we?

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To begin you will need pure honey, sugar, lemon juice and an edible oil such as olive, sunflower or almond oil. I chose Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil (found here). I use it for literally everything.

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In a small bowl add 1 teaspoon of honey and heat in the microwave for 5-7 seconds.

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Next add 1 teaspoon of your choice of edible oil. As you can see, the coconut oil is not liquified until heated but it will melt once you stir it into the honey.

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After stirring the oil in add 2 teaspoons of sugar.

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Last add 2 drops of lemon juice and stir.

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After washing your hands, apply the scrub to your lips. Rinse off with a warm cotton ball and follow up with a lip moisturizer. Your lips will feel so soft!

Moving On To The Face!

I don’t exfoliate everyday in fact I usually only do it about 3 times a month. Everyone’s skin is different and my face can’t really handle too much abrasion. But tonight I was in need!

My exfoliator of choice is Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub, Peach & Willowbark.
Unfortunately I used the last of it and have not yet restocked so instead I used my daily face cleanser and simply added sugar.

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My daily cleanser I use is also by Burt’s Bees. I love the way it makes my skin feel after washing, it leaves it feeling cool and tingly. Recently I started using CO Bigalow Vitamin Boost Cream Cleanser and I fell in love with that also. These two cleansers I can definitely recommend!

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Squirt your cleanser of choice onto your hand along with about a half teaspoon of sugar (I don’t measure). When you rub it on your face do it over the sink because the sugar will spill out.

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Rinse off after exfoliating.

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After every face wash always apply a moisturizer. I prefer unrefined shea butter but I only use a small amount because it can be really oily. Most beauty supply stores carry this product.

Now Lets BEAT That Face!!

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I start by applying MAC Studio Finish concealer (NC42) under my eyes and on my chin because those are my problem areas.

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Next I apply Elf Primer to my eyelids followed by my shadows. After the shadow is on, under my eyes I used MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural and Ben Nye Banana Powder to highlight. I coat the rest of my face using my MAC Studio Fix Powder (NC42).

For the lips I dabbed my concealer on them, applied NYC Chiffon Lipstick and glossed with a peach colored gloss.

I wish I could give you a tutorial on applying eye shadow but I’m still learning myself. My best advice to you is YouTube is a girls best friend.

Mean while, after an hour in the bathroom…

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And that’s my “Smokey Eye”! I bet when you seen the title of this post you thought I’d be blogging about weed huh? HA! Those days are long gone…

Toodles dude! šŸ˜ƒ

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