Category Archives: Beauty

A Little Loopy

So you’re a little different. The best people usually are.

 

Loopy

 

Growing up I always hated that I never fit in anywhere. Now I’m thankful for the understanding that I was never meant to. God had other plans for me πŸ™‚

Don’t be afraid to get out there and make a difference by adding a little color to the world. It’s a privilege and a blessing not many of us take advantage of.

❀ Hayley Elise

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Locks Of Love

12 inches lighter! One of the many things that sets my soul on fire, is doing my best to begin every day with an attitude of thanks and giving with all God has given me. No matter how much or how little I may think I have in life, there is still always an abundance of ways to give. I have so much to share! Never underestimate the power of a dollar, a minute of your time, a kind word, the simplicity of a smile, or even something as silly as your hair. It’s never silly to the one receiving it! β€ͺ

Locks of love

❀

Hayley Elise

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Chloe & Isabel

Those who know me, know I’m not too keen in the jewelry department. If it’s not simple, a gift, or a piece with a story behind it, chances are I won’t be sportin’ it. This is why I especially appreciate those sparkly little gifts so much. My friends are brilliant at picking out bling for me!

This past year, a good friend of mine has been feeding me with some great new pieces for my little wooden jewelry box. Not only are the products super cute, but the packaging is what really caught my eye. Adorable!

Check out Chloe & Isabel

Great pieces suitable for any woman, at any age!

Great pieces suitable for any woman, at any age!

www.chloeandisabel.com

Rockin these new earrings!

Rockin these new earrings!

Great for personal purchases and always a winner when looking for that perfect gift. Β And if you really like what you see, you may even want to consider selling it. What a fun and creative way to make a few extra bucks!

❀ Hayley Elise

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Confidence & Intelligence

Confidence and intelligence

It’s true ladies. We all have flaws and weaknesses. Dealing with them confidently and intelligently makes you beautiful. Handle them in such a way that honestly believes you are beautiful; because you are. Truly confident and intelligent people always know the value of humility. The weak will admire it and the strong will identify with it. All the right people will be able to recognize that type of beauty within you. No need to announce it or seek attention. They’ll know.

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Lashing Out

Eyelashes are my life.

I live and breath eyelashes.

For a girl who makes a living doing eyelash extensions, it just hit me; I know absolutely nothing about mascara! For the past 4 and a half sweet, sweet years, my lovely eyelash extensions have saved so much hassle of dealing with the messy black goop. Making the switch back over has been a fear of mine for a long time. 😦

Mascara’s are tricky. You get a brush that’s too fat, it smudges across your eyelids. One too thin and it’s not enough coverage. Many are too clumpy, some watery, not waterproof enough, and others so waterproof it practically rips your lashes out getting it off! Not to mention it takes forever to get them looking real fly and can be expensive to test them out.

Since I assume to be testing many products in the near future, I hope my discoveries will be able to benefit those of you scouring the mascara market as well.

Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara

Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara

For Christmas, a good friend of mine hit me with the Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara. I was super excited to try it as it claimed to naturally curl the lashes and read “better than waterproof” on the box…whatever that means. Turns out to be a 360 degree mascara which dries instantly as it forms a tube around your entire lash . Though my lashes didn’t look as thick as I typically like, I do have to admit the tubular aspect of it was really nice. No smearing! πŸ™‚ I even slept with it on to find out if I’d look like a raccoon in the morning (Well…partially that and partially because I was just too lazy to take it off). Upon waking up, there were other animals I may have resembled, but a raccoon was not one of them! As for the curling aspect, it did not create a sizable curl; it did however make them decently noticeable. Not necessarily the greatest mascara if your goal is thick and dramatic. Seems more like the perfect mascara to match a morning on the run. For less make-up and little hassle, this would be a fantastic option!

Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara

Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara

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Friendly Reminder

 

 

Just a friendly reminder:

The problem is not you. The problem is with the media.

Beauty

Being a make-up artist I’ve seen both sides of the equation. Over the years I have met a lot of beautiful people and I have met a lot of ugly people. My conclusion is that beauty has a whole lot more to do with what’s on the inside and the nature of your character, rather than what you look like on the outside. Media is constantly shoving it’s idea of beauty and perfection down our throats. The scary thing….we actually start to believe it. We begin to believe we need to meet a standard that doesn’t even exist.

Put the bulk of your effort into the parts of you that will last a lifetime, and I guarantee you will begin to shine from the inside out. That’s the kind of beauty that never fades. It needs no Photoshop.

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Queen of Hearts

Red.

Not necessarily my first choice when contemplating the color wheel. Certain reds are just too bold for a soft spoken girl like me to handle.

That being said, I still can’t help hunting for the perfect shade of festive red every holiday season. A simple task turned into an annual challenge I know I can conquer. It all depends on my mood; can’t be too bright, can’t be too dark, no shimmer, must have gloss, can’t chip too easily, the list could go on for days. The task was beginning to get tough as nothing spoke Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years all bundled up into one jovial color, until…BAM! There it was. Walking through target of all places, the Queen of Hearts jumped out grabbing my full attention.

Revlon Queen of Hearts

Revlon Queen of Hearts

Ah, there’s something so satisfying about discovering that perfect hue. It’s a good one y’all! Not only is the color merry and bright, but the polish itself is a great consistency making it smooth, easy to work with, and low on the chipping scale. Likewise, it’s easy on the budget which is always a score. Highly suggested in my opinion, but always love suggestions and feedback on what other great Holiday colors you’ve uncovered out there!

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Building Dreams

And so the saying goes, “chase your dreams and you’ll often come across other dreams you never knew you had.” Whether or not that’s an actual quote, I am unaware, but this concept often seems to be the case in my life.

Taking a few months off of work has been amazing and not something I ever fathomed! I was able to spend valuable time chasing dreams that appeared out of thin air. Now that I’m finally beginning to settle into my new life, I feel just about ready to jump back into my old dreams again. Rebuilding from the ground up is going to be a brutal challenge. Nevertheless, if I have done it once, then Lord willing, I’ll be able to do it again! Here’s to 2015; putting hard work and a bucket load of effort into chasing old and new dreams alike – achieving what you never thought possible!

"If you don't build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs."

“If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.”

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