Types of Lip Products

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Here is a list of six different lip products.

  1. Lip stains are long lasting and designed to tint or dye your lips a certain shade of your choice. They are often matte so if you want a little sheen to the look, apply lip balm first before applying the lip stain. There are lip stain products that work as a cheek stain as well. Some popular brands for lip stain: Sephora, Anastasia Beverley Hills, Kat Von D, Becca Beach.
  2. Tinted lip balms are moisturizing and hydrate your lips. They only show a hint of color and are great alone or combined with a lip stick. Some popular brands for tinted lip balms: Benefit Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, Stila, Tarte.
  3. There are a few subcategories for lipsticks including moisturizing, sheer, matte, cream and so on. Let’s start with moisturizing lipsticks, they may have ingredients such as vitamin E, glycerin and aloe. They are perfect if you have dry lips. Sheer lipsticks have oil components that make your lips glossy and the color does not show as well as matte lipsticks. Matte lipsticks are my personal favorite because they are pigmented. They are not shiny and the shade shows well on your lips. Cream lipsticks contain more wax for a smooth effect and to protect your lips. Some popular brands for lipsticks: Mac, YSL, Lancome, Makeup Forever.
  4. Lip balms help moisturize and nourish lips from drying effects of different seasons. Some lip balms have SPF to protect your lips from the sun. They come in different shapes, sizes and flavors. Some popular brands for lip balms: EOS, Maybelline Baby Lips, Burt’s Bees, Nivea.
  5. Lip gloss adds shine to your lips and sometimes an additional feature such as color, glitter, or flavor. The color lip glosses are not as opaque as lipsticks or lip stains could offer. Some popular brands for lip gloss: Lancome, Revlon Color Stay, NYX.
  6. Lip liner pencils are for outlining your lips or for coloring on your lips for a matte finish look. They are either long and skinny or short and stubby. There are lip pencils that needs to be sharpened from time to time or the ones that you twist once the exposed part of the product becomes dull or breaks off. Some popular brands for lip liners: Mac, Nars, NYX.

Make Room for New – Passion’s Pick OOTD

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This outfit is for the ladies who love the earth tones of olive, brown and greys. Wear a olive trench coat, basic tee and denim shorts with our tote handbag (150650 PN – Olive) or our satchel crossbody (150674 YY – Oak). You can wear our PU leather belt (Belt 1522 – Brown) with the shorts and a dainty knot necklace (JGP07 – Gold) that can be layered with other necklaces. If you don’t want to wear jewelry, you can wear an infinity scarf (SC1553 – Khaki) over the basic tee. To make this look more into the Fall season, wear a pair of lace trim legwarmers, knitted hat or headband.

Summer Chill Style

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Whether you are picking an outfit for a Sunday brunch or for a casual day at work, why not wear this relaxed attire? Wear this slim fitted light blue dress shirt with a pair of high waist skinny jeans and simple white sneakers. During daytime, you can wear our straw hat (HAT 60627 – Cream) and our vintage round frame sunglasses (SG 15901). For a sweet addition to this ensemble, wear our Peas in a Pod Necklace (JGP028 – Gold). At last, carry your essentials in our stunning tote bag (150514 BY – Cream) that looks great with just about anything for summer.

Health Benefits of Water with Lemons

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Ingredients:
1 Lemon
1 Pitcher of room temperature water
1 box of mint (optional)
1 tray of ice cubes (optional)

Procedure:
It’s really simple to get a refreshing and enjoyable drink that will help you get through summer the way you want it. All you need is a pitcher of room temperature water and lemons on hand, every morning just squeeze the juice from half a lemon (or a whole lemon if you are over 150 pounds) into a cup of water. According to Sacred Source Nutrition, room temperature water give better health benefits rather than ice cold water because this can potentially shock your system and prevent all of many health benefits from starting to work. Optionally you can add as many ice cubs and mints you want for a more refreshing feeling.

DIY Cast Resin Gems

Supplies you will need:

Castin’ Craft Mold Builder

Paper Clay

Easy Cast Clear Epoxy

Plastic Cups

Plastic Spoons

Pour On Gloss Finish

Sharpie of your color choice (I found that the bright color sharpies gave the best result for the resin gems)

Baking Sheet

Bowls you have at home

Brushes

Pliers

I got most of my supplies at Michael’s Craft Store and the brushes, plastic cups and plastic spoons at my local dollar store.

Step 1: I used paper clay because it’s air dry to make any shape you want. I made a star, oval and heart out of clay and let it dry for 24 hours.

Step 2: Spray your dry objects with the spray and once dried, lay them onto baking sheet.

Step 3: Take your brush and put thin layers of the mold builder on the objects. Also brush around the objects too. Each time a layer is dry or almost dry, apply more layers until you feel your mold is thick enough. This may take several hours to complete. (The area around the object does not have to be as big as how I made it)

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Step 4: Once it is dry, remove the clay out of the mold.

Step 5: The other side won’t look perfect so just use a pair of scissors to cut the unwanted edges of the inside of the mold to look similar to the picture below.

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Step 6: Fill one of the plastic cups with water and pour into the mold. This will determine how thick you want your object to be. Mark the cup with permanent marker. Also mark another line half way to your original line.

Step 7: Pour resin into the cup to the half line. Pour the hardener to reach the original line.

Step 8: Remove the ink stick from the sharpie and squeeze with pliers into the cup. I only did 2-3 drops into the cup. Mix well with a plastic spoon.

Step 9: Spray your mold and once dried, pour the resin into the mold.

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Step 10: Put your mold in bowls or anything that will keep it leveled. Now wait 24 hours for it to cure.

Step 11: Once dried, the bottom looks nice and shiny while the top is dull. This is where the Pour On Gloss Finish comes in. Simply follow step 6 – 8 (ignore the sharpie for this step).

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Step 12: Put the dried objects on bottle caps or anything you can find that will lift it from the level ground. You can now pour on the gloss resin and it will drop off the edges of your objects. For first hour or two, you will continuously need to keep an eye on the object to whip the extra drops from being on your objects.

Step 13: This will take up to 24 hours to cure. Once finished, it should look like something below.

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Chevron OOTD

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Adorn in chevron print this season to wear to the beach or to a simple day out in the warm weather. This week’s #ootd is a cropped chevron print top and a mint skater skirt. A great way to accessorize this outfit is a mint messenger bag (150298 YY – Seafoam) and hair tie bracelets (left to right: BR 150322 – Powder Pink, BR 150320 – Lemonade, & BR 150321 – Cyan). At last, you can wear this outfit with a cute pair of Steven Madden sandals.

Passion’s Pick for Summer 2015

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Pink is a trending color for the summer. The items we picked out from our ‪‎collection‬ include the following (from left to right):
1. BR 150308 – Gold: Wear this beaded bracelet alone for a simple and clean look, or stack it with your other bracelets for a fun style.
2. 150288 – Pink: Jelly bean color crossbody is a must have for this season. Complete the Summer look with a simple tank top and a pair of tight jeans.
3. Belt 1508 – Pink: This geometric patterned stretchy #belt is great for those that love statement pieces.
4. JWL50214 – Red: This #necklace is a great piece to for those that love the bohemian feel. Wear this on your casual days along the beach.
5. WAL015 – Pink: This wallet are made with textured vegan leather, light weight yet durable. It features a designed belt to secured the fold. Perfect for small size handbags.
6. 150138 – Pink: We keep versatility in mind with this piece. The slouchy design allows more space for your belongings without looking bulky. Pair yours with your favorite skinny jeans and shirt for a casual look.

2015 S/S Nail Polish Color Trend

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The long awaited spring season is almost here! We have gathered our top picks from B.lush’s 2015 S/S collection to go with matching nail polish colors. Take a look at the list below (in order from left to right):

  1. 150290 KL – Lime with O.P.I Nail Lacquer in NLH66 (Hawaii Collection)
  2. 150292 KL – Orange with Essie in meet me at sunset
  3. 150293 KL – Turquoise with Deborah Lippman in bombdiggity blue
  4. 150287 KL – Lemon with Maybelline Color Show in Fierce N Tangy 230
  5. 150288 KL – Pink with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Sonic Bloom 11

Types of Face Masks

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Face masks are important to rejuvenate your skin. Here is a list of a few types of face masks we put together:

  1. Sheet Masks: These have gotten pretty popular recently. They help moisturize and give a nice glow to your skin. Using this once a week is good enough. They are great and easy to carry for traveling!
  2. Clay Masks: It has a lot of natural elements that cleanse the skin’s surface. This prevents your skin to dry and it is great for people with oily or acne-prone skin. Clay masks help absorb dirt and grease and is very easy to apply. Simply put the clay mask all over your face and after a certain amount of time (depending on the brand), wash it off.
  3. Peel-Off Masks: This mask has a plasticizing agent that forms a thin film over the face. It helps remove dead skin and blackheads. There is a wide range of face masks for all kinds of skin types.
  4. Hot Oil Face Masks: This you can simply use natural oils you already have at home such as olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil or almond oil. Place one of these oils in a bowl and warm it up by placing the bowl in hot water or microwave. Now rub the oil in circular motion on your face and wash off after. This is ideal for dry or mature skin and helps refine and soften skin.

Information and image source: Google

50 Shades of Grey OOTD

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You guessed right, this outfit is inspired by the title of the movie 50 Shades of Grey. It is a great ootd for those who are still experiencing the cold at this time of the year. The shawl cape is from Oasap and you can pair it with a basic black camisole  and acid wash leggings. A great way to accessorize this bold look is our beaded jewelry set (JWL 50211 – Grey) and our handbag from our new Summer collection (150289 KL – Light Blue). Although this handbag is not grey, it goes well with this attire. Any pair of neutral color loafers will complete this themed get-up.