Apr201616

Beach Waves is one of the hottest trends. They represent that effortless sexiness, that fun beauty. However, trying to achieve them, can backfire on you. You could end up with curls or soft waves, which are nice but a total different look. The trick is not to try too hard. To achieve the waves I did on beautiful Sofía Reyes, follow these tips:

  • On wet hair, apply detangler and an anti-frizz cream.
  • Air drying would be ideal. This way the hair gets its natural wave. If not possible, blow-dry with your hands; no brush.
  • Once dry, apply a sea salt spray. This will give your hair that beach texture.
  • By now, your hair should already have some beach waves. Its natural fall and the sea salt spray should’ve created most of the look.
  • For those areas where it didn’t happen naturally, use a hot curling iron. Avoid specific hair partying while doing so. This way you get a natural hair fall.
  • Pay special attention to the hair around the face. Place the curling iron in a vertical position and roll the hair in, away from your face. Leav
    e the ends out, keeping them straight. Count 6 seconds an let the hair loose. If your hair is long, don’t try rolling it up in the iron all at once. Divide a strand in two sections (upper and lower) and curl one section first and then the other. This will keep it from curling up as a spiral.
  • The size of the curling iron will vary, depending your hair length. But the most common sizes would be the 1″ and the 1/2”. Combining them would be the best way to achieve a natural messy beach wave.
  • Finish up by applying shine oil or silicone drops; and running your fingers thru your hair to break any curls and create texture.
  • A texturizing spray or any the of paste/wax is optional.

SOFIA’S BEACH WAVES:

  • Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray
  • 1/2″ & 1″ Hot Tools curling iron
  • Amazon Series Açaí Oil
  • L’Oréal Elnet Satin Spray

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Las Beach Waves u Ondas Playeras es una de las modas mas populares. Representan ser sexy sin esfuerzo, ser divertida y bella. Pero si no tenemos claro como hacerlas, podemos terminar con rizos u ondas sueltas; ambas muy bonitas pero no es lo que buscamos. El truco es no tratar de hacer el cabello de modo perfecto. Para lograr las ondas que le hice a la bella Sofía Reyes, sigue estos consejos:

  • Aplica producto para desenredar y alguna crema anti humedad, en el cabello húmedo.
  • Lo ideal sería dejarlo secar al natural para que agarre su propia onda. De no ser posible, utiliza secador pero no con cepillo. Utiliza tus dedos para manipularlo.
  • Una vez seco, aplica un “sea salt spray” o spray de agua de sal. Éste dará textura de playa al cabello.
  • En este momento, ya el cabello debe tener alguna onda playera pasando. El sea salt spray junto con la onda natural, adelantan gran parte del proceso.
  • En las áreas que el cabello no tiene las ondas deseadas, utiliza una tenaza caliente. No dividas el cabello en secciones perfectas, recuerda que queremos lucir lo mas natural posible.
  • Enfócate en el cabello alrededor del rostro. La tenaza debe estar en posición vertical y el cabello enrollado hacia atrás. Deja las puntas fuera de la tenaza para que queden lisas. Si tu cabello es muy largo, no pretendas enrollarlo de una en la tenaza. Divide una misma sección en dos pedazos y enrolla uno a la vez. Así evitarás que se forme un rizo en espiral.
  • El tamaño de la tenaza dependerá del largo de tu cabello. Los mas utilizados para este look son 1/2″ y 1″. Si combinas ambas, el look será mas natural.
  • Termina aplicando aceite de brillo o gotas de silicona y corriendo tus dedos para romper cualquier rizo indeseado y  crear textura.
  • Laca texturizante o pasta/wax es opcional.

ONDAS PLAYERAS DE SOFIA:

  • Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray
  • 1/2″ & 1″ Hot Tools curling iron
  • Amazon Series Açaí Oil
  • L’Oréal Elnett Satin Spray

 

 

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HAIR:

  • Unite Blonda Shampoo
  • Pantene 2 Minute Moisture Mask
  • Semi Di Lino Leave-In Diamante
  • 1′ 1/4″ BaByliss Curling Iron

 

MAKEUP:

  • Maybelline Age Rewind Primer
  • L’Oréal BB Cream
  • Tarte Concealer
  • Benefit Watts Up! Highlighter
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Highlighting Stick (eyes inner corner)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
  • Urban Decay Ink For Eyes
  • L’Oréal Superstar Mascara
  • NYX Glam Lip Gloss Aqua Luxe in Stone Foxy
Mar201615

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Posted in beauty

Going natural doesn’t necessarily mean going makeup free. You can use your makeup gadgets and techniques and still look fresh. Contour, strobe, define and bake away. Just make sure to not OD on it and use the perfect tone for your skin. Also important: BLEND. I just went natural myself a few days ago and funny enough, I got more compliments than when I go all glam. The trick is to enhance your beauty and cover up flaws without being too obvious.

Aquí les comparto los productos que usé para mi Natural Day, para que prueben los que gusten. Always remember to go with YOUR needs, sin importar lo que diga algún blog o instagramero. Let me know if you use any of them, what you like or dislike and if you have any other go-to products that we should know about!

  •  PrimerIMG_2772– Even if you are planning on going totally makeup free, this is an important product to have. Blurs pores and fine lines, and mates the skin. A great and affordable one,  Maybelline Age Rewind Primer. $9.99
  •  Foundation– Go for a liquid one for a light to medium coverage. This time, I tried the L’Oréal Lumi Cushion Foundation. It feels light and fun to apply. Tap tap. Not heavy on coverage, so if you have strong acne; I wouldn’t recommend it. Perfect for a simple makeup day. $16.99
  • Concealer– To conceal is a very important part of natural makeup. You’ll cover up under eyes and imperfections. But you have to choose the right color and consistency so you don’t look patched up. Recently started to use Sephora Bright Future Concealer. I was surprised that my tone is a level 9, considering I’m kind of pale. So, have in mind that it tends to go lighter than other concealers. Take your time trying a few. I even took selfies with flash to make sure I wasn’t going too white. Covers well, lasts the whole day and doesn’t crack with powder. $14.00
  • Contour– Go for one with a creamy finish and apply before powder. In my case, I contoured the forehead and nose. I don’t usually do contour on my cheekbones, because it tends to elongate the face, and I am skinny enough. So, find your own contour technique and forget what 1 million IG vids say. If you have a small forehead, don’t contour it. If you have a small nose, don’t contour it. Try  the NYX Wonder Stick. It is available in 4 different shade combinations to fit every skin tone. $11.99
  • Highlighter– A nice glow suits all skin colors. Use it on your cheekbones before the powder. You can also apply on the bridge of the nose, only if you have normal to dry skin. Don’t frost your whole face! Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter is a fave. $30.00
  • Translucent Loose Powder– Better than pressed powder, because it lasts longer, its lighter and doesn’t change colors with use time. I just tried Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder and I wish I had done it sooner. It is transparent, so all skins can use it. Light enough to feel natural and heavy enough to feel it really seals up unwanted oil shine. $38.00
  •  Brow Definer– I have tried so many brow shapers! Never really falling for any. Until I got around Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer. Its triangular tip helps apply perfectly and its brush defines the shape and blends the color. Start by tracing the shape you want and continue to fill out bald spots. Again, your eyebrows don’t have to be identical to all the eyebrows on IG. Look closely at the way they grow and the shape you should go with. Fuller brows are in but if you need to overdraw them in order to achieve it; then its not meant to be. $23.00
  • Mascara– Very important part of going natural. With all the face being simple, your eyes will be the focus. Choose a mascara that gives volume and length. I’ve always been a fan of L’Oréal’s mascaras, Voluminous being my favorite… And then I tried this one… L’Oréal Superstar Mascara. It blew my mind. Its a two step mascara.  Step 1: Primer. Primes (duh) each lash to build dramatic volume. Step 2: Curved brush lifts and extends lashes to the extreme. I have to add, it’s the first time my lower lashes don’t smudge mascara under my eyes. $10.99
  • Lipstick– Of course, the lips need to go nude when doing a fresh makeup. But be sure that it has the perfect hint of color so you don’t look washed out. My new everyday lipstick has been born. Urban Decay Gwen Collection Lipstick in Ex-Girlfriend! With that UD quality and Gwen hip feel; it is the perfect nude, buttery and glossy.  I combine it with its lipliner for a fuller lip and long lasting effect. $18.00
  • Blender– As I said before, BLEND. We don’t need to see those contour lines, where the foundation ends or the concealer patches. You can blend with any sponge but I have to admit, having a Beauty Blender has made me a bit addicted to it. The good thing about it is that you carry one and only sponge, instead of a whole pack and buying them time after time. Tricky thing is keeping them sanitized. Carry it on its container so it doesn’t get dirty. Wash them all the time and make sure you dry it after each use and wash, to avoid bacteria. $20.00
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