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Hair Straightening Brush 


Hello loves have you tried a Straightening Brush? I have used a straightener but not the Straightening Brush before.

I received this Apalus Hair Straightening Brush complimentary to review.

What I like about this brush:

  • It has a digital display
  • It is ceramic
  • It is not bulky
  • Easy to use
  • Nice design
  • Does a beautiful job styling the hair

How to use…


To add volume to you hair brush upward. This adds volume at the roots. I angle the brush down to add a bit of a down curl at my ends. This brush is super easy to use and does a fabulous job styling the hair.

You can find this brush on Amazon and it costs around $50. Apalus Hair Straightening Brush Just click the link and it will take you right to it.

All in all I am impressed with this Straightening Brush! I will be putting away my old straightener and using the Apalus from now on.

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Much love 💕

Bellamj74

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Winged Eyeliner…Tape It


Look at that wing! How do I get wings so sharp they could cut? Watch the video 😉

 

 

Hello loves. Do you struggle with winged liner? I did….most of the time my wings were lopsided or just disastrous!

I watched multiple videos and I tried using pencil liner, felt tip liner and liquid liner with no avail.

I stumbled across a tip awhile back that using tape helps with making a beautiful wing.  Tape has become my new friend. It definitely helps provide te perfect boundary and guide for your winged liner. So I decided to make a video to share with you on how I use tapefor my winged eyeliner.

As you can see it is quite simple. The Brush I am using to apply the eyeliner is by SimpleGlamGirls these oval brushes have made a world of difference in my makeup application. Use my code bellamj74 to receive 20% off your purchase.

For makeup looks check out my Instagram bellamj74

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Much love

Bellamj74 💘💘

*Disclaimer: I received these brushes to give my honest opinion. By using my discount code I will earn a commission. If I had not liked the brushes I would not have reviewed them nor displayed them on my account.

The Balm and Essence Cosmetics


Hello Beauties ❤️ I am sorry I have been MIA. As mentioned in an earlier post I received some pretty exciting products in my Ipsy October GlamBag. I have had the chance to create an eye look with 2 of the products and I am very pleased with them.


The first product is The Balm Cosmetics Hot Mama Blush. Yes I said blush, but this product is multi use! Two product for the price of one, who doesn’t like that!

The colour is quite nice. It is a pink/peach with a hint of highlight to give your cheeks a glow or your eyes a touch of shimmer. With outstanding pigment Hot Mama last all day. I love that this product is powerful enough to stay but light enough to not crease on the lids.

The second product is Essence Superfine Waterproof Eyeliner.

This is a lovely precision eyeliner. It allows you to create perfect cat eye/winged eye looks. It has a wonderful fine tip and it is waterproof! The price is very reasonable as well at $2.99 this is a must have in your beauty vault.

I hope you enjoyed this post loves! You can follow me on Instagram for makeup looks.

Bellamj74 💕

Rose Glow

Hello Beauties, sorry it has been a bit since my last post. Things have been busy around my house. The twins are back in school and our new puppy is settling in. I hope you all are having a wonderful transition from summer to fall. The weather is starting to cool here in Canada and with cooler weather we must pay more attention to our skin. Today I would like to review a facial cleansing product I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag.


I received The Organic Pharmacy Rose Facial Cleanser in my Ipsy bag and it was instant love! It is a nice sample size and especially since it only takes a small amount.

First let me rave about the smell. It smells glorious, I am a huge fan of rose and it definitely doesn’t disappoint in the smell department.

A powerful but gentle cleanser. It cleanses outstandingly, it isn’t a thick lather but you are sure to see the results. It will leave your skin smooth and glowing. Lovelies I recommend this product as a must try.


Now let’s talk about price. It is a bit pricey, but since it only requires a small amount it is worth the investment.


I completely agree with what the company has to say. This product is gentle on the skin, but does a wonderful job cleansing. It only takes a small amount so your bottle will last a while. Your skin will be soft and glowing after cleansing.

All in all I recommend this product and give it an A+.

Have a wonderful weekend Beauties!!! Much love and remember love the skin your in.

Bellamj74💕

The Art of Beauty


Hello Beauties. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. Today I am going to bare all with you and show before and after makeup photos. I hope you will find some inspiration in this post and maybe a new trick on how to enhance your beauty 🙂

Let me start by telling you a bit about myself. I am 42 a mother of 5 and a grandmother of 5. I have always been intrigued with makeup and how the application can transform and enhance beauty. My journey is a continual learning process and I love to experiment and think outside the box.

I enjoy sharing beauty experiences with people and when I stumble across a new product (one that I haven’t tried) I love to tell people about it. I focus strongly on skincare. Healthy skin is the key to beautiful makeup application. Keep your skin moisturized!!! Moisturized skin is supple and allows you to apply foundation smoothly.

Before applying your foundation I have found that using a primer helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps your foundation stay in place.

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I have used every way imaginable to apply foundation. Here are the three ways I apply foundation:

  • Fingertip-Yes I use my fingertips…the important thing to remember with this application is to make sure you have washed your hands before application. You do not want to transfer bacteria from your fingers to your facial skin.
  • Brush-I sometimes use a brush to apply foundation. This is not my favorite way of applying foundation but it is effective. To ensure even and smooth application watch how you are applying. I have found that applying in small circular motion helps keep the foundation smooth and even.
  • Sponge-This is my favorite way to apply foundation. In the past I would fill the sponge with foundation and apply by rubbing all over my face…yeah it was affect but there is such a better way. Now I apply a small amount of foundation on the sponge and start at the T zone and dab. The dab application leaves a smooth and beautiful coverage.

Note if you are using liquid highlighter and/or contour apply before you apply foundation. Again using the sponge application makes foundation so much easier when you have applied liquid highlight and contour. If you are using a powder highlight and contour or no highlight and contour than use the sponge and dab foundation on skin and continue dabbing until you have covered your facial skin and it is even and smooth.

Remember to set your foundation. I use a loose translucent powder to set my foundation. I have found that if you use a colored powder it takes away from the foundation itself. If your foundation is a bit too light you can use a bronzer to  add a bit more color. If your foundation is a bit too dark you can use a lighter powder, but that doesn’t always help.

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Highlight and Contour. First you will want to know what face shape you have.

  1. Oval- Face gracefully tapers toward chin, wider forehead and prominent cheekbones.
  2. Long-Face gracefully tapers toward chin, elongated feature from forehead to chin and some have prominent chin.
  3. Round-Face width and length almost the same and widest at the cheeks.
  4. Square-Forehead, cheekbones and jawline almost the width and square and bony jawline is prominent feature.
  5. Heart-Face strongly taper toward chin, chin tend to be pointy and forehead maybe a prominent feature.
  6. Diamond-Face highly angular and somewhat bony and widest at temples.
  7. Rectangle-The width of your hairline and jawline are about even and your face is longer than it is wide.

What face shape are you?

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How to highlight and contour for your face shape. It is important to highlight and contour properly to enhance your facial structure. Contouring will help add depth, slimming qualities and enhance your bone structure,:while Highlighting will add a glow and bringing life to your face.

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The dark areas are for contour and light areas for highlight.

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After I have applied your highlight and contour I add blush just above the contouring on the cheeks and the apples of the cheeks. To add to the apples of the cheeks the easiest way is by smiling. It is always nice to give yourself a smile because it is an excellent facial exercise and will also give you a boost of confidence 🙂

Next I focus on my eyes. I absolutely love the eyes, there are so many looks you can use to enhance the beauty of your eyes. From a natural look to a bold and colorful eye look. The key is do what you are comfortable with. It is so important for you to apply your makeup in a way that makes you feel comfortable. I like bold and vivid and bright, so that is how i apply my makeup.

I like to use false lashes due to the fact I do not have long lushes lashes. Check out my blog post Lash not the Question for tips on how to apply.


The finished look before I styled my hair and after I styled my hair.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. If you have any questions or have a tip leave a comment. Let’s keep in touch follow me on Instagram.

bellamj

Mr. Right (Now) Eyeliner *Review of The Balm Cosmetics Mr. Right (Now) Eyeliner


Hello Beauties. I hope you have had a wonderful week. The weather has been warm here in Canada and I have been enjoying time by the pool. Today I am going to review Mr. Write (Now) eyeliner by The Balm Cosmetics. The shade is Jac B Bronzer. I received this product in an Ipsy Glam Bag awhile back. I was not super enthused over it so it went into my beauty vault and I hadn’t thought about it since, until today…..


Since it is not a color I would normally wear on my eyes I had not given it a try. Well today I wanted to try a new look. Into my beauty vault I went and low and behold there was Mr. Write, the wheels started turning and voila an idea emerged.

I try to think outside the box when it comes to makeup. I like to experiment and use products in different ways. Today I did just that. I decided to line my lips with Mr. Write and used Dirty Little Secret highlighter to fill in. It was instant LOVE!

Mr. Write has stay power. I did not have to reapply it through the day. The application is smooth and it doesn’t smudge. I am now seeing Mr. Write in a whole new light!

What does The Balm have to say:

Get ready to meet Mr. Write (Now), a collection of charming eyeliners that are truly easy on the eyes. With high payoff, eight wearable shades and satin smooth texture, we can’t blame you if your eyes wander- but rest assured, your eyeliner wont! These pencils deliver the long-lasting color you’ve been looking for, and have built in sharpeners so they are always ready when you are.

I would say that is a pretty good description and at $17 usd it is worth trying. Here are the other colors offered.

Picture is from The Balm website

 

 



I hope you have enjoyed this post. For looks of the day follow me on Instagram.

Bellamj 💕

Eyes on Fire *Review of Urban Decay Fireball Eyeshadow

Hello Beauties. I hope you are having a wonderful summer so far. Just a tip *With the temperature rising remember to drink lots of water, it is vital for your skins health. Let’s get to Urban Decay Fireball eyeshadow. I have been a huge fan of Urban Decay for a few years now. I love the pigment of their eyeshadows. What is pigments…pigments are fine, loose powder, they are usually shimmery, but can be matte as well. Pigments are the main ingredient in eyeshadow.

I received a sample of Urban Decay Fireball in my June Ipsy Glam Bag, needless to say I was very excited. I love the color, it is peach with a pink shift. This shade is available in a single at $19. Urban Decay Is well known for its multifaceted color. Here is what they have to say:

THE FORMULA

  • Even softer, amazingly velvety texture
  • Richer, more dense and decadent color
  • Smoother, more uniform pigment distribution and blendability
  • Longer-lasting, more crease-free wear

I agree completely. As with their other eyeshadows this shadow goes on smoothly and is long lasting. I love how it blends well with other shades and it can be subtle or bold.


I love makeup and when I come across a color or brand that makes an impression I love to share it. For me Urban Decay Fireball is a beautiful color to work with. *if you have blue eyes this is a color you must try!!

For this look I used Fireball on my eyes and also dusted my lip color with it.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a wonderful week. Let’s keep in touch you can follow me on Instagram for makeup looks.

Bellamj 💕