How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Emily Skoczen • beauty

Beauty Tips

Many people forget or just avoid washing your makeup brushes and that is horrible for your skin. Makeup brushes are full of bacteria after being on your face and having left over makeup on them. Today I will be sharing with you my tips on how to clean your makeup brushes without paying a fortune on brush cleaner. What You Need: body wash or Johnsons Baby Shampoo (this is gentler) brush cleaning egg (or brush cleaning mat) makeup brushes water (obviously!) and you! What To Do: Start by wetting the makeup brush you are cleaning Add some shampoo or body wash to the brush cleaning egg Swirl your makeup brush around on the egg and rinse Repeat steps 1-3 until your brush rinses clear Leave to dry on a towel (try to tilt your brush down so your brushes will dry their original shape) I got my brush cleaning egg for … Read More

10 Genius Makeup Tips and Tricks

Emily Skoczen • beauty

Beauty Tips

I am always searching for different ways to apply makeup and to make my beauty routine easier. So, today not only will I be sharing my top 10 genius makeup tips and tricks, but I will also be sharing why they work or what the benefit is. Trick #1: Use Oil During Makeup Application This has been all over Insta lately and I have seen some brands even making some new oils specifically for this reason. Although I didn’t want to splurge on those products, so I used what I already owned. A face oil can help you blend your foundation so much easier and it also adds hydration to the skin as you do it. If you like the dewy look this is the way to achieve that. It leaves the skin looking fresh and glowy. You can do this by dropping 3-4 drops of your face oil onto a damp … Read More

How To Create A Skincare Routine

Emily Skoczen • beauty

Beauty Tips

Skincare is one of my favorite parts of my beauty routine. There is just something special about washing your face a feeling refreshed and moisturized. I believe that having a skincare routine is essential to keep your skin youthful and clean. You may want to have a routine but, it can start to become overwhelming as you are standing in the skin care aisle. So, today I am going to be sharing my tips on how to find the right products for you are for your skin type. The Basics I feel the first mistake most people make when going through their routine is the order they use each product. You want to apply your products from the lightest to heaviest. For example, makeup remover is super light and most of the time doesn’t leave any product on your face. The last product you should use (the heaviest) should be a night … Read More

5 Spring Makeup Essentials

Emily Skoczen • beauty

Beauty Tips

Spring time is all about the glow! A major trend at the moment for Spring makeup is refreshed and dewy looking skin. Other than skincare, you can achieve this look with great makeup choices. Today, I will be sharing with you 5 spring makeup essentials that you need in your makeup bag this season. Nude/Pink Eye Palette | Pink and neutral eye shadow looks good on any eye color and they are the perfect colors for spring. Any palette that has more nude shades is great for spring so you can play around with other parts of your makeup and keep the eyes fresh. The Tarte Tartelette Palette ($21) has the perfect shades for a day to night look. If you are looking for a cheaper option the Physicians Formula Palette ($12) has great shimmery colors. Tinted Moisturizer (BB Cream) | Using a lighter base on your face will let your skin breathe as the weather gets warmer. Using a BB cream can still get you great coverage … Read More

The 5 Product Face

Emily Skoczen • beauty fashion

Beauty Tips

We all have those days when you just don’t have enough time in the morning to do a whole glam makeup look. Keeping it simple is great to give your face a break from heavy makeup and giving it the ability to breathe. Creating a look that you can do quick in the morning is ideal when you are rushing out the door but still want to look presentable. Here are my tips and tricks for an easy look with just 5 products. B A S E To keep the base simple, a multi-tasking BB cream is the best choice. BB creams are easy to blend, have medium coverage, and are good for your skin. The Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer SPF 30 Sunscreen has the 5-in-1 technology. This tinted moisturizer treats, primes, hydrates, protects and camouflages the skin all at once. This eliminates the need for a primer, … Read More

Budget-Friendly Makeup Starter Kit

Emily Skoczen • beauty

Beauty TIps

Hello! My name is Emily and I will be posting about all things beauty, fashion , and lifestyle. You can see my posts on Tuesdays. I have my own blog, MissEmilyMarie.com, if you want to see more of what I do. I also have an Instagram, @cafes.couture. Click here to learn a little more about me! I also want to thank the girls here at idieh design for letting me be a contributor to their blog! I am very excited to be posting about my passion, beauty and fashion! Over time I have tried many different makeup products. Most products I prefer are drugstore and don’t cost me a wallet clean-out. When you are starting out with makeup or want to try new looks, you shouldn’t have to splurge. Drugstore brands are a great place to start your makeup collection. Or even if you just want to save money on mascara. … Read More

Halloween Costume & Makeup | Antique Porcelain Doll

Heidi Moore • beauty DIY fashion

Halloween Doll Costume DIY

It’s FINALLY here. Are you ready for it? I don’t think you are. Are you sure?! Well, okay, if you say so, then I guess I can tell you. For those of your that don’t know me, I am just a teeny tiny bit obsessed with all things Halloween. And obsessed may be a slight understatement. Last year I was the ever-so-fierce Maleficent and the year before I popped off the comic books pages as a Lichtenstein inspired character. This year’s costume is, drum roll and quick Usher dance please… an Antique Porcelain Doll. And yes, it is meant to thoroughly creep you out as much as possible. Sorry ’bout it. Thanks to the spot-on makeup skills of SN Makeup Artist Stephanie Neiheisel and the photography mastermind, Michelle Herrick of Michelle Herrick Photography, I was transformed into one of those dolls you felt like was always staring at you, no matter where you … Read More

Four Ways to Banish Breakouts

Breanna Thomas • beauty

Breakout Tips

Let’s face it ladies, breakouts cramp everyone’s style. The vast majority of the women who come to see me for help with their skin have a few things in common. 1) they’re breaking out. 2) they’re busy (ain’t nobody got time for bad skin). 3) they’re rockin’ their life (grinding at work or growing their biz, sharing their passions, and have a jam packed social life that slows down for no one). 4) they want to live their life with their held held high & would rather not have to be hiding any pimples. While acne is incredibly multifaceted, here are 4 easy ways busy #girlbosses can banish biz related breakouts. Tip #1: Stop touching yo face! Next time you’re working take notice of where your hands are. Almost every woman I work with, whose job entails a lot of reading or computer time, says they’ll inevitably rest their head … Read More

Focus of the Moment: Lips

Rachel Eskandari • art beauty inspiration

  Hey everyone! I am starting a new series for the blog  called “Focus of the Moment.” I am one of those artists that can’t stick to one subject matter for a long time so I decided to give you a peek into what I am focusing on for the next couple weeks. With summer being here everything seems to slow down, which let’s me focus on some projects of my own! Right now I have a fascination with painting makeup looks, so I have been practicing lips! I love the washy looks I am getting with the watercolor. I achieve multiple tones by using the layering method: thin coats of color placed on top of each other but letting each layer dry before applying the next. When I thought of doing this post for the blog I couldn’t help but think of the wonderful lip stain Heidi designed with Breanna Thomas … Read More

Heidi’s Perfect Purple Pout

Breanna Thomas • beauty

What #girlboss doesn’t deserve her own custom lip color, right?! Hi ladies! I’m SO excited to share a little bit about how & why I teamed up with Heidi of idieh design to create this perfect purple lip color. After meeting Heidi at a charity makeup event, we decided to collaborate on creating a lip shade that matched her favorite nail color. It took almost a year to get the shade just right, but the wait was worth it! After tons of experimentation and 11 test batches, we finally had a perfect match. My heart skipped a beat and it was a very happy day! Working as an aesthetician and a makeup artist for over 12 years, I am constantly encountering women who struggle with skin sensitivities & dry lips (Heidi & myself included). The ingredients contained in most lip stains, even vegan ones,  can be absolutely appalling and I have … Read More