LOTD: Look of the Day, Purple Neon Duochrome Smokey Sultry Look

Thursday, March 20, 2014

LOTD: Look of the Day, Purple Neon Duochrome Smokey Look the beauty breakdown
My look of the day! A little more makeup than I usually wear, but I wanted to do something fun with my makeup today! Here's what I used and did!

First, I applied my normal foundation and put foundation over my eyelids as a base. I use the Neutrogran Healthy Skin Foundation in "70 Fresh Beige". I used the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in "Medium". Next, I set all that with my Covergirl Professional Loose Powder in "Translucent Medium".

After I filled in my eyebrows, I started applying the eyeshadow! It's a pretty simple look :)
I put NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in "Milk" on my eyelid as a base so the colors would pop.
I placed this color below in the crease. It's a matte light brown color. 

I pack this color all over my lid. It's a really pretty hot purple color with a pinkish/blue duochrome finish. 

This color is a duochrome as well. It's a shimmery white color with a lavender duochrome. This went on the inner part of my eyelid and I also carried it into my tear duct area and along the inner third of my lower lash line.  

I took this medium matte brown eyeshadow color and layered it into the crease. This darkens the look and makes it a little more smokey. It also helps add dimension!

Finally, I took this matte eggplant color and put it in the outer corner of the eye. I also placed this along my lower lash line. 

To finish the whole look off, I just apply a quick cat eye and then a couple coats of mascara :) Tweet me a pic if you try this look! (@morgansbbd)
LOTD: Look of the Day, Purple Neon Duochrome Smokey Look the beauty breakdown

What do you think of this look? Would you rock the neon duochrome? :) I'd love for you to let me know what you think :) 

Wanna see another makeup tutorial! Here's one on how to get a beautiful Smokey Bronze Eye!

xoxo, Morgan 

Cold Busting Juice Recipe: Get Over a Cold or Flu Faster and Boost Your Immunity

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I feel like I've been fighting the same cold for a few weeks now. Exactly two weeks ago, I woke up with a scratchy throat and a little congestion. As the day progressed, my cold hit me hard. I barely made it home during my commute because I was feeling so sick! I had a full-blown cold; chills, achy-ness, a stuffy nose, a vicious cough, sore throat, and severe exhaustion. YUCK!

I started to feel better after about a week (which is typical), and right when I was almost feeling normal, this past Sunday, I started feeling sick AGAIN!!! I had some chills, a little bit of a fever, worse congestion, and a bad cough. Feeling fed up, I decided to be more proactive with my cold.

So I hopped on PINTEREST and look over juicing recipes for a cold. After looking at a couple, I started noticing a pattern of ingredients. Combining this with what I already had in stock in my fridge, I came up with my own concoction. So here is the recipe for my cold or flu busting juice!

Apple Cider Apple Orange bell Pepper Lemon Carrot Ginger Juicing Juice Cleanse
1 - Large Apple
2 - Oranges
1/2 - Lemon 
4 - Organic Carrots
2 - Orange Bell Peppers
1 - Piece of Ginger (about half the size of your thumb)
1/2 oz - Apple Cider Vinegar 

*I'm using the Jack LaLanne Juicer. 

Apple Cider Apple Orange bell Pepper Lemon Carrot Ginger Juicing Juice Cleanse Jack Lalanne
Here is are all of my fruits and vegetables prepped and ready to go into the juicer! (side note: you don't need to cut them this small. I just got a little enthusiastic. The pieces just need to be small enough that they fit down the chute. Also, I keep a bag nearby to put all the pulp/extra bits in. I'm assuming it can't be good for the sink to put all that extra stuff down it!) 

And here is the finished product! It was nice and tasty! Not overly sweet, but not too vegetable-tasting, if you know what I mean. It also made a good amount, so I had enough to drink all afternoon. I also wanted to add, be careful with the ginger! The taste of ginger is very strong so be sure to add little, tiny pieces at a time if you're unsure. I would also do the same with the apple cider vinegar! 

This drink is full vitamins, particularly vitamin A and C, which are very helpful for getting over a cold or flu and boosting your immunity :) 

Apple Cider Apple Orange bell Pepper Lemon Carrot Ginger Juicing Juice Cleanse Jack Lalanne

And if you want to see a tutorial on how I do my makeup when I'm feeling under the weather, watch the video below! :)

xoxo, Morgan