Category: Beauty

BeautyManicure Monday: Polka Dot Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies, 

This week we're going to show you a really simple technique that any nail art novice can master in no time. You only need two nail polish colors and a household object to make little polka dots! We were inspired by these cute spotty LuLu*s finds below that highlighted the dotty trend:

The When in Dot Polka Dot Trench Coat, the Dot Tamale Polka Dot Skinny Jeans and the THML On the Dotted Line Polka Dot Sweater.


Here’s the look we’re going for:



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BeautyManicure Monday: Cross Nails with Syl and Sam!

Hey ladies,

This week we’re hitting a couple of major fashion trends that we’ve been seeing this fall– the military trend and the abundance of crosses! We were inspired by these cute Lulu*s finds below that combined the two:

The Praise the Roof Studded Army Green Military Jacket and the Mighty Mighty Cross-tones Studded Black Dress

So today we’re going to show you how to do your own army green cross nails!

Here’s the look we’re going for:

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BeautyManicure Monday: Half Moon Manicure with Syl & Sam

Oxblood, merlot, wine, burgundy, maroon… Whatever name you decide to call this deep red colour, it’s without a doubt it’s the colour of the season. From head to toe, we’re seeing these rich coloured clothes and accessories everywhere, and I still can’t get enough!

This week I’m going to combine the hottest colour with a classic manicure look– the half moon manicure. It looks glamourous, doesn’t require long nails and is SO easy to do with this one special trick! Check it out:

Here’s the look we’re going for:

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BeautyYoungblood Thinks Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Guess what? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re thinking pink!

Since our friends over at Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics are featuring  their pretty pink blushes this month (and donating portions of sales to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation) we just had to try them.  Both Dusty Pink and Tulip work over a wide range of skin tones, and give off a soft and pretty glow. Dusty Pink is perfect for porcelain, lightly tanned, or caramel skin tones, and Tulip is a lovely choice for your ivory or darker complexion.

BeautyBeauty Buys That Won’t Break the Bank

When the seasons change, our wardrobe shouldn’t be the only thing getting updated – we should update our makeup bags, too! These are three great drugstore beauty products that won’t break the bank and will keep you looking fresh through fall.

1) Black nail polish is, and will always will be a classic nail color but there’s a new neutral in town. This Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Choco-Latte” is the perfect nude nail color for fall! This nail polish can be found at your local drugstore and is a great buy for under $8 a bottle. This polish has a base coat, growth treatment, strengthener, color and top coat all in one! Skip the tedious steps and keep this great color in your makeup bag for a quick touch up or mani on-the-go!

2) The Revlon Just Bitten lip balm stain is a no-fuss pencil that gives you a subtle stain all day long. Compared to other lip stains, the Just Kissable balm stain is moisturizing and goes on smoothly. You can actually rub your lips together and it feels like chapstick, but take a look in the mirror and you’ll see glam color! Just Bitten lip balm stain in “Cherish” is a pretty pink that takes your look day to night and is a major staple to keep on hand.

3) e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) Makeup & Cosmetics is an inexpensive brand usually sold at Target and some other drugstores and it can also be found online. Their range of products include anything and everything from smoky eye kits, to makeup brushes and lipsticks. The best part? Most of their products are under $5! The e.l.f. studio powder brush is around $3 and is a great addition to any girl’s repetoire of makeup goods. Even if you own a set of brushes already, this inexpensive brush is great for easy touchups and to throw in your clutch for a girl’s night out.

Will you be trying any of these products or have you already? Tell us below in the comment box!