Smokey Eye Tutorial | 4 Products 4 Minutes | NO BRUSHES

Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial, 4 Minutes, 4 Products and No brushes. Easy and Fast way to create a beautiful long lasting look. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, Golden Bronze, Rich Caviar, Eye Opening Mascara

Smokey Eye Tutorial 

Hey Everyone and welcome back.

I hope you have all had a wonderful week. Today’s Smokey Eye Tutorial is all about a quick and easy way to create an impactful look in 4 minutes, using 4 products.

Oh yeah, and did I mention that I am not going to uses ANY brushes for this smokey eye look?

Watch the tutorial to see how I create this Golden Bronze Long Wear Smokey Eye. XO

 

Smokey Eye Tutorial | Create The Look | Bobbi Brown

Step 1 – Start with a light to medium shade and blend color up into the crease and below the lower lashes.

Step 2 – Take a medium to dark shade and layer onto the lower lid close to the lash line on top and bottom. Blend medium to dark shade up into the start of the crease and blend out the lower lash line.

Step 3 – Apply sparkle shadow over both shades of cream shadow until the desired effect is reached.

Step 4 – Take a black or deep brown eye liner into the water line on both lower and upper lid to create more intensity.

Finish with a minimum of  THREE COATS OF MASCARA and voila! Smokey Eye with no fall out under the eyes that will last all day. 

Smokey Eye Tutorial, 4 Minutes, 4 Products and No brushes. Easy and Fast way to create a beautiful long lasting look. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, Golden Bronze, Rich Caviar, Eye Opening Mascara

Products I used for todays look. Smokey Eye Tutorial, 4 Minutes, 4 Products and No brushes. Easy and Fast way to create a beautiful long lasting look. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

Golden Bronze Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick 

Rich Caviar Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Sunlight Sparkle Shadow

Black Chocolate Long Wear Eye Liner Pencil

Eye Opening Mascara

 

The best part of using the Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks for a smokey eye is that you can use any color combinations. Using the same technique and by following the steps above, you can create any on the go Smokey Eye look in any shade. The Sparkle Shadows and LWCR Sticks come in a huge variety of shades.

I hope that you enjoyed todays tutorial and have fun creating your Smokey Eye!

XOXO

D&M

 

Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial, 4 Minutes, 4 Products and No brushes. Easy and Fast way to create a beautiful long lasting look. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, Golden Bronze, Rich Caviar, Eye Opening Mascara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindness Is My Jam 12 Steps to a Kinder Life & Tribe Necklace Sale!

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Kindness begins with me….  This week my kids started at school. I am so excited for them to have another year of learning and growing. My 6 year old is a whiz at math and we are encouraging that in every way. So many studies show that girls start off on par with their male peers on science and math subjects but by the time they are in high school they have really dropped. As a science major myself we are constantly trying to figure out more ways to make math fun! And then there is the reading list- what great works are on the list this year? What ways can we encourage a love of learning? What musical instrument or extracurricular are they going to excel at? All of these are things we want our children to excel at, but of all the lessons I hope my children learn in school and in life, being kind is the greatest of them.

Kindness is my jam

My “Kindness Is My Jam” necklace was a fitting piece to wear as they venture out on their first day of school. A reminder to me that I am the greatest example and teacher they will ever have and as such, Kindness must ALWAYS be my jam. In word and thought and deed. On good days and bad.

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Kindness is one thing we all have the ability to share. It’s free, it feels great, and it’s within our control. So, why is it so difficult to be kind at times? How can we become less judgmental of others and ourselves? We tend to only see what we want to see, hear what we want to hear, and surround ourselves with people who share our own experiences and tastes. Countless scientific studies, newspaper articles, religious texts, and self-help books have tried to help us become kinder people, but how often do we really put that advice into practice?

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We’ve all heard popular sayings like, “Treat others the way you would like to be treated” and “Don’t judge another until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” A couple in New York wanted to create a step by step program that would help them develop apathy.  Based on 12-step programs designed to change behaviors, they created a 12-step experiment as a way to confront their own apathy and selfishness. For 12 months, Tim and Jessie attempted to open their hearts, eyes and minds to become kinder, more empathetic people.

Step 1. Can I Help You? 

Can we gain any empathy or perspective by talking to strangers with different situations? We asked New Yorkers one very simple question: “How can we help you?”

Step 2. Open Your Eyes 

Bystander apathy is a phenomenon. We hung missing people signs all over NYC and sat next to them for an entire day. Did anyone notice? What if we did the same thing with a dog?

Step 3. Switch It Up

There are always people who bother us and situations we try to avoid due to our selfishness. What if we had to do their job? Could we be kinder to them in the future?

Step 4. Don’t Beat Yourself Up

We all beat ourselves up for the way we’ve handled things in the past. Try to forgive ourselves for these experiences by opening up about them.

Step 5. Forgive & Forget

Face someone who hurt you in the past. Find compassion for them by moving past it.

Step 6. Face Yourself

Everyone has their own kinds of fears and insecurities, and we often hide behind them by judging others. Take a major personal insecurity of your own and face it head on.

Step 7. Kill Them With Kindness

They say the ultimate act of compassion is to learn to love your enemies. Try to better understand someone you don’t get along with by doing something nice for them.

Step 8. Walk a Mile In Their Shoes

It’s easy to judge lifestyle decisions that we don’t like or that we don’t understand. Participate in the lifestyles of others as a way to learn more about them and their decisions.

Step 9. Go Big or Go Home

Why do we always seem to neglect the people who we are closest to? Pick one special person in your life who you might constantly neglect and do something nice for them.

Step 10. Pay It Forward

Find a way to give to others.

Step 11. Wear a Smile

Easy enough… right?

Step 12. Dive Deep

What are the triggers or situations that cause you to act unkind? An honest and deep self assessment will help you find a way through these situations.

ScriptGroup-Cents-of-StyleWhile kindness is the word that speaks to me and inspires me as a daily reminder, Cents of Style has many different pieces in their Tribe collection. Take a peek and find the one(s) that speak to you!

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Are you a lover of inspiring jewelry? Which one speaks to you the most?!?

XO~ M&D

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GRWM | Retouching Wands | Bobbi Brown

GRWM Day to Night Get Ready With Me, Retouching Wands, Bobbi Brown, Makeup, Glow, Eye Opening Mascara

GRWM | Get Ready With Me |Day to Night |Bobbi Brown Retouching Wands

Hey Guys! I have never done a get ready with me before so I thought tonight would be the perfect time to do it. Worked at Sephora today, came home and needed to get ready for a double date with my husband. I had to film this because I am so excited about the amazing new Retouching Wands from Bobbi Brown!

They are a beautiful magical retouching wand to perfect and retouch the skin instantly. Cheers to the weekend and my first GRWM, I hope you guys enjoy it. XO Lol don’t mind the little cameo from my little puppy Lady Girl. 🙂

 

So after watching the video If you guys want to know where to get these amazing Retouching Wands.  They can be purchased at Sephora.com.  ONLINE ONLY FOR VIB ROUGE clients and will go live for everyone online and IN STORES the beginning of September. I will be doing a full video and post all about the Wands once they are released for everyone! Stay tuned.

GRWM featuring the New Bobbi Brown Retouching Wands!

I used the Medium to touch up my foundation and under eye but did end up layering the Light to Medium for a little extra lift. To enhance the dimension in the skin I used the Rich as a cream bronzer and I loved how it looked.

Here is a list of what other products I used to take my look from Day to Night.

I started by layering the Slate Eye Shadow into my lower lid and into my crease. Then I smudged the Rich Navy Eye Shadow on top of my black gel liner. Of course I needed a little extra coat of the Eye Opening Mascara to finish off the eye look. To add a pop on my cheeks I used the Coral Brightening Brick layered over the Rich Retouching Wand.  I had worn the luxe lipstick so I just blotted that off my lips and then applied some Lip Balm for a fresh and balanced look.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

XOXO

D&M

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Easy Back to School Meal Options for Families On the Go!

Chia Berry Sweet Cream Smoothie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #BackToSchoolReady #CollectiveBias

 

Today I woke up before the sun and I was actually surprised there wasn’t a parade. It’s my little guy’s 2nd birthday today and I can’t believe he is two. Hence why I keep expecting a parade. You mean the world keeps on spinning? Lol.

He is very proud of that fact and my heart is literally melting when he tells people he’s “two” while holding up a chubby thumb and finger. He is getting SO big! He even has his “meet the teacher” today. Its the sweetest little play based program that allows us moms to rotate helping 2x a week for 2 hours. It’s pretty much the cutest thing ever.

He is so excited to be doing things like his older siblings. So with us in full back to school gear I thought it would be the perfect time to share our two of our favorite recipes for busy mornings: smoothies and protein pancakes. These also happen to be two of the birthday boy’s favorites so we had it for breakfast and I took pictures of my hubby putting it together! So glad he was there to help out! 😉

 

Chia Berry Sweet Cream Smoothie for the busy back to school mornings. Perfect for families on the go!

 

You might be thinking you’ve made plenty of smoothies but I add a secret ingredient that makes it extra delicious!

 

Chia Berry Sweet Cream Smoothie for the busy back to school mornings. Perfect for families on the go!

 Chia Berry Sweet Cream Smoothie

Prep Time: 5min
Cook Time: 0min
Stand Time: 0min
Total Time: 5min
Yield: 4
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 8 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons flax seeds
  • 2 bananas (frozen or fresh)
  • 3 cups frozen mango, peach and strawberry chunks
  • 2 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 1/4 cups coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup Sugar Free Italian Sweet Cream Flavored NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® All-Natural Coffee Creamer

Instructions:

Add liquids first for better blending! 

Place: Coconut milk, COFFEE-MATE®, chia seeds, flax, fruit and spinach,  blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Time Management Tip:

One of my tips for busy women is to make smoothie packs! Separate all the ingredients (except the liquids) out and put them in freezer safe plastic bags. Label the date. Store in the freezer and you don’t even need to spend the time measuring!

For more delicious inspiration check out the Nestlé Flavorful Moments Pinterest Board!

Now until September 15, when you purchase any two (2) 30 oz. or larger Stouffers products and at least one (1) refrigerated Tollhouse cookie dough product at a participating Walmart store you can get a $5 Walmart egift card! Check out the dates and complete rules to find out how HERE!!

  • Step 1 – Purchase products
  • Step 2 – Take a photo of your receipt, the image must be clear and legible, with the purchase date included and showing the qualified purchase.
  • Step 3 – Text NESTLEFAMILY to 35350
  • Step 4 – Once confirming you want to participate by responding ‘YES’, you will be prompted to send the image of your receipt.

You can find the Sweet Cream Flavored NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® in the same section as the milk!


The On the Go Family Dinner Options!

Since we have a crazy hectic day I grabbed a few other items while I was at Walmart to make our family dinner a little easier tonight, while we celebrate my little guy’s birthday. I love how easy these options are to get on the table. I add a few fresh veggies and fruits for sides and wah-lah! Dinner is done! That’s what I call adulting done right!

 

I used the STOUFFER’S® Grandma’s Chicken & Vegetable Rice Bake and added my amazing garlic broccoli and a simple spinach salad.  This is a balanced meal that takes a few minutes of prep time.

Time Management Tip:

I use the time the bake is in the oven to help the kids with homework, do a quick pickup of the house and set the table. Perfect timing

Adulting done right! Get a balanced meal on the table for your family and make dinner about each other!

 

I used the EDY’S® / DREYER’S Maine Blueberry Ice Cream for dessert and topped with fresh blueberries- if you have noticed a blueberry trend you would be right! That’s the little dudes FAVORITE food!

For more delicious inspiration check out the Nestlé Flavorful Moments Pinterest Board!

 

Adulting done right! Get a balanced meal on the table for your family and make dinner about each other!

Now until September 15, when you purchase any two (2) 30 oz. or larger Stouffers products and at least one (1) refrigerated Tollhouse cookie dough product at a participating Walmart store you can get a $5 Walmart egift card! Check out the dates and complete rules to find out how HERE!!

  • Step 1 – Purchase products
  • Step 2 – Take a photo of your receipt, the image must be clear and legible, with the purchase date included and showing the qualified purchase.
  • Step 3 – Text NESTLEFAMILY to 35350
  • Step 4 – Once confirming you want to participate by responding ‘YES’, you will be prompted to send the image of your receipt.

Adulting done right! Get a balanced meal on the table for your family and make dinner about each other!

 

With Nestlé, you have a variety of amazing products that are the perfect solution for the busy back to school season. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table!

What are your favorite on the go meal options? I would love to add more to our rotation! Any tips or tricks for back-to-school?

XOXO~ M&D

For more delicious inspiration check out the Nestlé Flavorful Moments Pinterest Board!

Chia Berry Sweet Cream Smoothie

Chia Berry Sweet Cream Smoothie for the busy back to school mornings. Perfect for families on the go!

Fall Beauty Trends and Tips!

Fall Beauty Trends

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As the summer winds down and the school year revs up we are excited to share a tutorial and tips based on the fall beauty trends that are forecasted for 2016!

 

Pink lips

 

This year the fall beauty trends are:

  • Berry lips paired with nude and gold eyes.
  • Pink lips with an eye of pale pink and chocolate liner (similar to our tutorial here)!
  • Neon and bright lips with glittery eyes
  • Gorgeous glowing skin (always in trend)

Berry Lip Pink Lip Fall trend

So off I went to Target to grab the items I need to keep me on trend this fall, but if you have ever looked for a berry lip you know there are a gazillion shades (okay maybe not quite that many but there are definitely a LOT)!

Browsing through the aisles I realized that my go-to vitaminwater zero, “XXX” is THE PERFECT berry color for the fall beauty trend! So I used it to match a few shades in some of my favorite formulas, and I stayed hydrated while doing it. That’s what I would call a win-win! Try it out, grab the “XXX” vitaminwater zero, and use it to match your berry lip shade this fall!

There is more to wearing a berry lip than just finding the perfect berry lip color.

 

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Tip for the Perfect Berry Lip

Berry lips can look incredibly beautiful and elegant, if you know how to wear this type of makeup. Today, let’s have a look at some beauty tips on how to master the art of applying and wearing matte lip color:

1) Prepare your lips

Berry lipsticks (and any darker lipstick) tend to emphasize all the flaws of your lips, so it’s important to prepare your lips and make them smooth and soft. Exfoliating your lips can be a great solution to get rid of peeling skin to help your color go on flawlessly.

At-home lip scrub: mix some sugar with olive oil and honey and gently massage your lips with it for couple of minutes, then rinse! You can pick these items up at your local Target!

2) Add moisture

In order to keep berry lipstick fresh, make sure to moisturize your lips before applying your lipstick. You can moisturize your lips using your favorite lip balm or apply some argan, coconut or sweet almond oil on your lips.

 

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3) Start off by lining your lips

Apply a lip liner all over your lips before applying your berry lipstick. Using lip liner will help you get neat, clean and beautiful result. Professional makeup artists use this tip all the time. Find a lip liner of the same shade as your lipstick and line your lips with it, filling them in. This way you are creating a base for your berry lipstick to glide on; the color will look a lot richer and more intense. Lip liner will also help your lipstick last longer.

4) Another coat

If you want your lip color to last even longer, then, after applying a lipstick, blot your lips with a tissue and reapply the lipstick again. This tip will help add intensity to your lip color and you will be astonished how much longer your lipstick will last. Blotting your lips with paper or tissue will help you avoid cakey and over-dry looking lips.

 

Vitamin Water ZeroFall beauty trend 2016, glowing skin, berry lips, nude yes with a hint of gold.

 

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Glowing Skin Tip

Last week we shared our Summer Beauty Tips and mentioned that staying HYDRATED is key to summer beauty! But hydration isn’t just for the summer months. It’s the key to beauty year round.

“Human beings were invented by water as a device for transporting itself from one place to another.”
― Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction

Since we are made up 2/3 water and we can’t survive without it, maybe this quote isn’t to far off base.

So while we all know water keeps us healthy, we might not realize how imperative it is for our beauty as well!

1. Rejuvenates Skin

Drinking enough water brings moisture to your skin. It gives your skin greater elasticity and rejuvenates skin tissues. Before you buy expensive moisturizers and creams, make sure you are drinking your water! It’s a much cheaper solution!

2. Improves Dark Circles

A lot of people think dark circles under eyes are an inevitable component of aging. The truth is that dark circles result from dehydration and/or improper nutrition. Staying hydrated will go a long way to eliminate those dark circles. If you have dark circles, carry around a bottle of vitaminwater zero and you will be surprised how quickly you meet your hydration requirements!

3. Decreases Fatigue

Did you know that dehydration is one of the causes of fatigue. Drinking more water will help to energize you!

4. Prevents Acne

Acne sufferers often see a difference when they start drinking more water and other healthy liquids. Water helps to remove the acidic conditions that lead to the development of acne. Staying properly hydrated will cleanse your body of the toxins that lodge in your organs and lead to skin eruptions.

BONUS:

The XXX vitaminwater zero contains antioxidants! Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. Yes please!

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Being a busy working mother I find that having vitaminwater zero on hand helps me get the hydration I need and “hydrate my hustle”! I love that I can save 5% now too!

I am so excited about these fall trends- what do you think? Do you love them or hate them? Do you have a favorite vitaminwater zero flavor I should try?

 

XOXO~ M&D

 

 

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