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Makeovers with Sephora

Makeovers with Sephora

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about the FREE makeovers that Sephora offers, and my co-worker, Stephanie, and I took a trip down to Sephora to receive our free makeovers. You have several options to choose from: a free 15 minute mini makeover that focuses on one area (eyes, lips, eye brows, ext), a 45 minute makeover with any $50 purchase, or a 90 minute makeover plus shopping session with any purchase of $125 or more. Stephanie and I chose the free 15 minute makeover. Her focus area was her lips, and mine was the everyday eye.

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We had a Sephora beauty stylist take us around the store picking out the items we wanted to use. We were asked if there were any items we wanted to try, and I also had her pick out a few items for me as well. Since I was having my eyes done, I picked a blush eye cream, liquid eye liner, and my beauty stylist also picked out an eye primer, mascara, and eye shadows to compliment the eye cream.

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We then went to sit at the counters in the middle of the store, and she showed me how to make a bold every day eye. First apply eye primer, to keep your make up on all and night long. This is a tip I had forgotten about, and one of the the items I want to buy the most. You are going to have four colors: a matte base color, a white shimmery eye shadow, a dark shimmery color, and then your eye cream. Apply the base eye shadow, a more matte color, to the crease of your eyes. Then on the upper lid apply the white shimmery eye shadow. Add your eye cream on the eye lid, and the dark cream in the corner of the eyes. Blend it all together. Apply your eye liner, making sure it stays close to the eye lid as possible, and then your mascara. This creates your everyday bold eye.

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What I loved about my makeover at Sephora besides the fact that it was free, was that it was very teacher friendly. My beauty stylist took me around explaining what color eye creams and shadows would look good on me, what products are best (like liquid vs. gel vs. kohl eye liner), and let me choose which products I wanted to try. When she was transforming my eyes, she explained as she went, and even let me try putting on some of the makeup myself. This is a great service if you want a few pointers, or just want to try something new. I definitely learned new things and will go back for more free mini makeovers. You can only have one free mini makeover at a time, so if you are looking to transform your look completely in one session, I would suggest buying some of the products you really like so you can receive a 45 or 90 minute session.

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Have you tried any of the makeovers at Sephora? Do you want to? What was your experience like?

xoxo, Kelli, Bodeoo

Beauty Consultations and Classes at Sephora

Beauty Consultations and Classes at Sephora

  Beauty Consultations and Classes at Sephora

Sephora is one of the leading beauty stores in America right now. They not only sell some of the top of the line makeup, brushes, and other beauty products, but they also offer special services as well.

 Beauty Consultations and Classes at Sephora

For anyone who spends $50 or more, you can receive a FREE custom makeover that lasts 45 minutes! If you can’t spend that much time, you can pop in for a FREE 15 minute makeover. Get glammed up and learn how to create a smoky eye, polished brows, perfect lips, eyeliner, blush and bronzers, and so much more. You can walk in or make an appointment.

 Beauty Consultations and Classes at Sephora

You can also attend Spehora’s classes. If you are a Beauty Insider, the classes are for FREE. Spend $350 in a calendar year to become a Beauty Insider. There are classes open to anyone that you can attend if you are not a Beauty Insider. Here you learn about beauty and skin care as well as try the new trends, and can come home with free products. Classes fill up fast, so be sure to sign up soon.

 Beauty Consultations and Classes at Sephora

The next available class is Become a Golden Goddess with Givency on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. Learn how to use Givenchy’s Extravaganza Eye & Lip Palette, Noir Conture liner and mascara to create a new look you can wear every day or dress it up. These makeup products are some of the most sought after products right now. You can also receive a couture-inspired pouch when you attend this class. If you can’t attend a class, you can still learn new beauty tips on Sephora’s website.

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What: Beauty Consultations/Makeovers
Where: Sephora, Galleria Mall, Houston, TX (or check online for an available store near you)
When: Walk – In OR by Appointment
Cost: 15 min – Free; 45 min – Free with $50 purchase
To Book an Appointment: Click here

What: Become a Golden Goddess with Givenchy
Where: Sephora, Galleria Mall, Houston, TX (or check for an available store near you)
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Free for Beauty Insiders
To sign up: Click Here

Would you go to Sephora’s classes or have a makeover? If you have, what was your experience like?

xoxox, Bodeoo

Blogger of the Week – Emily Gemma, The Sweetest Thing

Blogger of the Week – Emily Gemma, The Sweetest Thing

Blogger of the Week: Emily Gemma, The Sweetest Thing

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Emily Gemma, author of The Sweetest Thing, a style and beauty blog has taken the blogging world by storm! She started out blogging about her wedding and has turned into one of the leading hair, style, and beauty experts. Emily has a knack for style that jumps out in her photographs. Whether she is dressing up or down, you can always find fashion inspiration from Emily’s blog. Her style can be described as feminine, classic with a modern flare…a combination that has led to some gorgeous outfits! If you love her hair style, click on over to her hair and make up tips page, which you can also find on her YouTube channel.

Emily just recently posted about her NYFW trip, and I have to say that after reading her posts about working with the TRESemme hair team, I can’t wait to go out and try their new hairspray. I have been looking for a new hairspray and I think I just found it! The Sweetest Thing is full of amazing tips, products, and so incredibly inspiring, I hope you check her out.

What are some of your favorite beauty secrets for fall?

xoxox, Bodeoo

Photo Credits: Emily Gemma, The Sweetest Thing 

DIY Makeup Remover

DIY Makeup Remover

Last week we posted about why you shouldn’t use your makeup wipes every day. So I was left with the question…if you don’t use your makeup wipes daily, how should you remove your makeup to keep your skin healthy? Being the Pinterest lover that I am, I instantly found several quick and easy recipes to make your own DIY makeup remover/eye makeup remover, makeup remover wipes, and sponges/cloths (to use instead of a wash cloth). They all use the same 2 or 3 ingredients: olive oil, water, and Johnson’s & Johnson’s tear free baby shampoo. Making your own makeup remover not only is easy, cheap, and so much more healthier than most of the over the counter products you find in the store (if you are looking for over the counter products, there will be a post on that later). You don’t have all of the preservatives, fragrances, and famaldihyde that you find in most make up remover products. If you really want to use products you find in the kitchen, you can opt out of using the Johnson’s & Johnson’s tear free shampoo. 

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DIY MAKEUP REMOVER/EYE MAKEUP REMOVER SOLUTION

1 cup filtered water
1/8 tsp olive oil (coconut, baby, or almond oil also works)
1 1/2 tsp Johnson’s & Johnson’s tear free baby shampoo

Stir ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour into a container.

*NOTE: You can use travel size lotion bottles, or old soap dispenser. Make sure it is a pump or tube bottle.

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DIY MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES

1 cup filtered water
1/8 tsp olive oil (coconut, baby, or almond oil also works)
1 1/2 tsp Johnson’s & Johnson’s tear free baby shampoo

1 roll of Bounty hand towels
1 container with a lid (baby wipes container, tupperware, ect.)
scissors or a knife

1. Make your DIY Makeup remover solution
2. Measure the size of your hand towels to fit the container. You can use the extra for your next batch of wipes. Use scissors or a knife to cut it to fit.
3. Place the hand towels in the container.
4. Pour the solution in the container too.
5. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
6. Pull out the paper towel holder. Place the top on. If it doesn’t have an opening (like a baby wipes container does) use a knife to cut a slit in the shape of an X into the top.

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DIY MAKEUP REMOVER PADS

2 -4 inch squares of cloth – terry cloth, knit cotton, microfiber, fleece, ect.
4 inch squares of stuffing
pins
needle and thread

1. Cut 4 inch squares of the cloth of your choice. Remember you need 2 squares for 1 pads.
2. Pin the outer edges around the squares. Turn inside out.
3. Sew the ends together. Leave about an inch or 2 open so you can stuff the pads. Turn right side out.
4. Add stuffing.
5. Sew the rest of the pad.

NOTE: You can use any cloth you like, or use any shape. To wash, throw them in a bag or use them on the hand wash cycle. If you do not have any old pieces of cloth, Michaels and Hobby Lobby both have bargain bins where you can find good cloth for cheap.

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I am going to try these DIY recipes at home and will let you know how it goes. Would you make your own makeup remover? If you have or are planning to, how did it go?

xoxoxo, Bodeoo

Should You Use Makeup Remover Wipes Daily?

I have to say I love my makeup wipes! And haven’t always stuck to the rule of removing my makeup and then washing my face with a cleanser. Most nights I usually just use my makeup remover wipes. But after doing some digging I have completely changed my mind about how and when I use makeup remover wipes. You many too after you read what I found out.

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Should you use only makeup remover wipes?

No.

Why?

You need to remove your make up before you wash your face because some cleansers might not be able to remove foundations, BB/CC creams, ect. And then wash your face with a cleanser because using only makeup wipes does not remove all of the dirt and grime needed before you go to sleep. In fact, it can also leave the chemicals in the wipes on your face causing you to possibly break out or have an allergic reaction.

What chemicals can be left behind on your face?

Preservatives like a mild form of fermalidyhe, surfactants, and alcohol just to name a few. Eek!

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So what should you do?

Things happen and you can’t always wash your face properly. So please use makeup remover wipes when you absolutely need to and after a workout. Just be sure to wash your fro not use wipes around sensitive areas like your eyes and mouth, and you wash your face right afterwards. You want to wash off those chemicals and grime before it absorbs into your skin. If you ever notice your face becoming dry afterwards, use a moisturizer. Now it’s time to invest in a good liquid makeup remover.

What kind of liquid makeup remover?

We will posting about that soon. Stay tuned.

What surprised you the most? Are you still going to use your makeup remover wipes?

xoxox, Bodeoo

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