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Favorite Summer Beauty Products- My Recommendations!

These are my favorite beauty products for summer and the products that I would recommend!

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July Wedding in Stillwater,MN and Eyelash Extensions Before and After

Hey Everyone!  

I wanted to give you an inside look at my job. :) I absolutely feel blessed to do what I do, and work in the beauty industry. It's fun! Here is a peek and my lashes and makeup work from last week.

This past weekend, I got the opportunity to do makeup for a beautiful bride and some of her fabulous friends and family in Stillwater, MN. I absolutely love doing makeup for such a special day!

The hotel room that we got the girls ready in was so adorable in downtown Stillwater. It had a very pretty vintage look with a picture window which was perfect for all of my makeup to be sprawled out across. Here are a few pictures of my  make up set up.

 

The following are some before and after photos of some beautiful silk eyelash extensions I applied last week. :)

 

Enjoy your week, everyone!! Make it the best ever.. :)

Love, Lauren

 

The Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay

I did it. I bought the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. I know what you’re thinking, “Lauren, don’t you have enough make-up already??.”  My simple answer to that is, YES. I do have enough makeup, but here’s how I justified my purchase of the Naked 2.

  1. I am a makeup artist- it is my job to have a wide arrange of colors and variety.
  2. It’s my job to use the latest and greatest. I do reviews on products, and I enjoy being familiar with the best of the best in beauty.
  3. This palette is convenient. Neutral colors all in one place. Great for bridal makeup, smokey eye, or neutral everyday look.
  4. I can use it day to day for myself, or for work.
  5. The colors are beautiful! And , it was inexpensive compared to buying single eye shadows.

Need I say more? I’ve always been a MAC girl..and have many MAC eye shadow palettes so I sort of feel like a trader crossing over and buying Urban Decay eye shadows but it’s nice to diversify. :)

Tell me your thoughts on the Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay and if you have the original Naked Palette, which you like more??

So far, I am really impressed by the quality and color pay off from these shadows. :) I love all the neutrals and that it contains a matte bone color, great for highlighting and a matte black color, great for eyeliner or smoking out color.

Love,

Lauren

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Walk on the Wild Side- Braids and Animal Print

What’s your favorite Spring trend this year? I have been seeing a lot of braids, neons and bright colors,  and animal print is always a trend for spring and summer. So what did I do? I combined three trends: braids, bright colors and animal print and spiced up my normal hair and nail routine.

Instead of the normal ponytail, I decided to create a ponytail, braid my ponytail and loosen it up for a different braided type of look. I was inspired by Katniss’ braids in the Hunger Games. She sports a variety of different braids in the new Hunger games movie. 

For my nails,  I took one of my favorite bright colors of the season, orange, and KISS  leopard print nail decals and created this fun nail look. 

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Only a few days left to enter my giveaway for Mood Magic Lipsticks.For extra entries in this contest, simply re-post on facebook or tweet the post and tell me you did and I will enter you twice. :) 

Love,

Lauren

The Importance of a Good Eye Shadow Base/Primer- My Favorite Choice!

To me- applying an eye shadow base before applying make up is like brushing your teeth. It's absolutely necessary and NEEDS TO BE DONE!! I am surprised at how many people never use eye shadow primers. A good primer makes all the difference in the world when you want to create a really beautiful professional looking eye look. It helps your eye make  up last longer, prevents it from creasing, 

brings out the depth of the colors and makes your lid look more even and perfected. 

My favorite is "Painterly" Paint Pot from MAC Cosmetics. This is something I really don't go a day without. I have tried dozens of eye shadow primers and I'm still addicted to my Painterly. 

Please watch my short video I made talking about this  WONDERFUL product!

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Run don't walk to get this for your lovely lids if you don't have it already. If you're going to a local MAC store (in the Twin Cities) , feel free to reach out to me for some other product recommendations and I can let the amazing girls that work there that you're coming in. ;) 

LOVE, LAUREN

(C) Lovelo Beauty 2012

Pixi Make up - Succulent Lip Twin , and The Week of Makeup

Hi Guys! Did you enjoy my interview with Petra Strand of Pixi Makeup? Hope you did! The coolest thing was that after trying some of her makeup line, I got to ask her some questions! If you haven't seen it yet, here is the link: http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/interview-with-petra-strand-of-pixi-make-up/http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/interview-with-petra-strand-of-pixi-make-up/

Pixi Beauty, Petra's line of cosmetics have a new product called the Succulent Lip Twin's. It is an adorable little tube that contains lip balm and lip & cheek tint. They are not only a wonderful multi-use product, but their long-lasting, feel great on your lips and come in some bold colors for spring and summer!

The other item from Pixi I have tried is the "weekend of makeup". This is a kit that includes, eyeshadows, blush and lip colors all broken up by days of the week. There is a Monday through Sunday and each color is different. Petra talks about her influence behind this kit in the interview I did and posted yesterday. This would be a great kit to have if you are new to makeup and want to be able to try multiple colors and shades without spending a ton of money. This would also be great if you want something simple to take with you when you go on trips. This has so many colors and shades and is all in one little booklet!

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday! Talk to you all soon.

xo

Love, LO

Inspirational Female: Kandee Johnson

Goodmorning Friends! I am so happy that so many of you read the words that I write and read the blog's that I post for you! I feel so blessed that I have found a hobby that I really love and that makes my heart happy. I always feel so encouraged when I read any messages or e-mails that I get from you guys saying how you enjoy my writing or you enjoy my tips about beauty. It's an honor.

Reading your messages and your kind words only make me want to open up more with you guys. It makes me want to share more of my life, my thoughts, feeling and loves. So, one thing that I want to do is share with you some women who I think are inspirational from time to time.

I have been following beauty guru's on YouTube and blog's for a little over a year now and one in particular has really stood out to me and I enjoy reading and watching the videos and blogs she posts so so much! Kandee Johnson.

She is a mom, a makeup artist, a you tube vlogger, blogger and so many other things. The reason I have chosen to share her with you all is because I see such a light in her, an honest woman in this world who is not perfect (because none of us are) but who really is doing what she loves and has such a talent to share with the rest of us!

Her makeup tutorials and tips and tricks inspire me to keep doing what I'm doing. Here are the links to her blog's and I'd encourage you to check them out!

Her makeup artist blog: http://www.kandeej.com/

Her personal blog: http://kandeelandkandeeland.blogspot.com/

I recently watched a video on her YouTube channel. It was her just sitting down in front of the camera and addressing some things she wanted to share with her viewers. I found that so much of what she said is what I feel so often. I'm not comparing myself to her. But, I'm saying I can relate to her. I do what I do because I love to do it. I feel very blessed because God is in my life and he provides a security for me that I cannot imagine not feeling.

The reason I admire Miss Kandee is that she had the courage to speak about her faith and how it's gotten her to where she's at on YOU TUBE! She speaks about being a light in this world of darkness reguardless of the negativity that can often surround her. She says, the reason she is able to get through it all and "has happiness in her heart is because of God." This video is very long (almost an hour) but I'd encourage you to watch it if you have time and have an interest in the beauty/blogging industry. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPVoQQD5dys]

One of the things she says that I could not agree more with is: "the greatest thing you can do is love somebody." -Kandee Johnson.

Talk to you all soon!!

Lots of LOVE ...Lauren

Beauty Gifts and Deals from Target!

Hey Guys!! Have all of you seen my last post? I am GIVING AWAY my FAVORITE FACIAL MOISTURIZER of the season. Moisturizer is so important this time of year and I have found one that I have been using for the past 3 months and absolutely love. It absorbs quickly into my skin, it is not greasy and this makes it  so I am able to apply my makeup right after.

One of you can win a bottle! All you have to do is be my subscriber and answer the question..have you found a moisturizer your love??? if so, tell me about it.

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In other news: Do you all know how much I LOVE Target? Not just the Target Beauty product section :p but the WHOLE ENTIRE STORE. I love the feeling when I'm there...I love every department and all the great deals you can find. I ALWAYS find cute things at TARGET!

Right now, you can go and get GREAT makeup gift sets and products for stockings or gifts for the holidays. A beauty contact that handles JEMMA KIDD products and NAPOLEAN PERDIS and others contacted me with some GREAT videos talking about some fabulous makeup products you can find at TARGET! CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS!

 http://www.laforce-stevens.com/press_release/8-Target-Beauty-Design-Partners-Deliver-Holiday-Looks-for-Less

Two makeup items you should check out at your local Target are the Napolean Perdis, Eyeshadow Set in NEW NEUTRALS. It has 12 gorgeous neutral shades.

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This retails for $9.99 US. UMM... Talk about a deal. Ladies-these are not just great gifts , get one for yourself! Great for travel, great for taking lots of colors along with you at an affordable makeup price! LOVE THIS!

Secondly the Jemma Kidd Mannequin Skin Complexion Enhancer is an amazing deal for those of you who like to have multiple colored concealers and color correctors on you in one easy palette. For $22 you get all 4 colors for color correcting in this cute little compact! And again, if you haven't seen...go up to the top and click on the video of Jemma Kidd showing off this cute palette!

Have a wonderful night everyone! xoxoxo LOVELO

Psalm 45:11/ The King is enthralled by your beauty, in all ways honor him.