These NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are just gorgeous, so many people are on the fence with products and brands that are not sold in big department stores that they miss out on some really amazing products! Let me just say these long lasting matte lip creams are more than affordable and the quality is so unbelieveable, definitely one of my favorites. I feel these matte finish creams are flattering on everyone and anyone. My color of choice would have to be "Istanbul" words don't do justice my dears you need to see what this color does for you one word LIFE lol, we all need one...or two. With over 20 Shades to choose from pinks,nudes, dark vampy purples and of course the origal RED, I call it my 'Liquid lipstick on a budget". These lip creams are highly pigmented,with a matte finish, very motorizing, and importantly lightweight. Add these lip creams to your make up collection its definately worth the couple of bucks!!
Arms are an everyday use, so why not make sure your arms are looking and feeling firm? There are so many different types of exercises for arms that you can do with weights,no weights, and resistant bands. Before any exercise stretching is so important to help warm you up and loosen up your muscles. A good example of a full arm work out is push ups but tends to concentrate a bit more on the biceps.
The most sought out and number one thing everyone shares in common is healthy skin! "how do i get my skin looking perfect?" "whats a quick and fast remedy for healthy skin?" As i've learned its not the products you use on your skin but what you put into your body that makes the big difference. Cucumbers are also rich in minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and silica, which improves complexion and the youthful radiance of your skin.
The benefits of cucumber juice not only help out skin, but also help counter inflammation in the joints by removing uric acid crystallization,helps aid in weight loss, cuts cancer, and flushes out toxins just to name a few. Cucumber juice can be drank solo or you can add small slices of apples for sweetness. I find it very refreshing to drink especially on those hot summer days,keeps me hydrated and cool.
With endless benefits, Olive Oil is my go to when it comes to under eye/eyelid moisturizer. I always tell my clients to simply apply to the eye area three times a week as a moisturizer; resulting in dramatic transformation how the makeup sits on your skin, one word "flawless".Have you noticed when putting your concealer on the product tends to crease and cause lines? Well that is due to dehydrated skin. As majority of us women think that the higher the price of products the better quality and better for the skin, but let me tell you that is 100% wrong when it comes to our under eyes and eye lids. High end products made specifically for the under eye/eyelids dry out skin even more due to the chemicals they have. Olive Oil is your solution for a smooth and creaseless result. It doesn't get any more simple than "Olive Oil" three times under the eye and eyelids.
Olive oil can be used for many unexpected beauty uses:
I have been getting countless emails & comments asking me, Which camera I use? Well here it is my letol ( lee- toll) Baby. The Sony Nex- 6 is a gem. It has Wi-Fi, meaning you can literally transfer your photos into your phone instantly, and post immediately. You can also text your photos to friends & loved ones asap. I know I completely forget to share photos if I don't do it on the spot. You can find it at Frys Electronics for $448.00 USD I promise you it is worth every last penny.
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I finished off 2014 with a bang, ending my Alter Ego Makeup Tour. Looking back at the tour it has allowed me to grow as an artist, instructor, woman. A lot of people think everything is given to you overnight, its not my darlings. I began a little less than a decade ago with my little sad vanity setup in my bedroom, YES! my bedroom. I would take clients or whoever wished to have their makeup done by me. I remember feeling embarrassed that I did not have a fancy studio or salon, hey! everyone has to begin somewhere. Fast forward a decade and I just completed my world wide makeup tour. I am so elated with happiness I can not even put into words how I feel to have accomplished this. I completed 3 seminars in NYC, 2 seminars in Toronto, Canada, 1 in Dallas, Texas , 2 seminars in Los Angeles, California , 2 days in Dubai and 2 days in Kuwait. Patience is a virtue. I've practiced, learned ,observed & continue to do so in order to maintain and expand my brand, Styled By Hrush.I am humbled to have the honor to educate and in return you have all taught me more than you can imagine. Finally, " I am living my dream." This Dream would not have been possible without my amazing sponsors that have believed in my vision, Naimies, Morphe Brushes, Girlactik, Beauty Blender, Tarte Cosmetics, Dose of Colors, NYX, Flutter Lashes & Huda Beauty. You are the brands that granted a girl with a vision her dream and for that I am forever grateful.
I found Dubai a world wonder. I spent New Years Eve, there one word MAGICAL. Some activities I did in Dubai were sky diving at the worlds highest point "Skydive Dubai". The second I jumped out the airplane my life flashed before my eyes; as I landed I felt a sense or relief and found clarity as I felt peace and liberation. My "Arabian Adventures" included a camel ride which was a slow yet relaxing ride which I loved. The safari ride was just as I imagined "wild" the beauty of the wild life in its natural habitat was none other than just right . Sand Surfing in the "Arabian Desert" let me tell you that was pretty awesome gliding on the sand with a board strapped around your ankles is no joke but was definitely worth all the bruises. I remember as I walked into "The Mall of the Emirates" a closed indoor mall which was unbelievably enhancing. The architecture itself was representing Dubai's culture; its shopping was top notch.Imagine how big the place was that they had an indoor skying & snowboarding place. All fake snow and low climate room, feels like you landed straight in Aspen. I dinned at the "Al-Mahara Restaurant-Burj Al Arab" in other words I'll call it a fish tank the inside view itself was so breathtaking I felt as if I was under the sea; "Burj Al Arab" is known for seafood deliquesce its exquisite taste in fine dining. My Dubai you where a living dream, I sure will be back. My audience was by far amazing. The experience was worldly.I thank you all for the opportunity. Special thank you to Wanna Social, Belle FEMME Dubai, Apotheca, Zafaf Magazine, Huda, & Mariam Houssein for making my experience that much better. You have become my extended family in the Middle East.
Anastasia Beverly Hills new full coverage and extremely pigmented liquid lipsticks are so amazing. There are 20 different shades to cover any occasion. A really great thing about this liquid lipstick is there is no color change from the liquid form to the matte finish.
My favorite shades to play with would have to be lovely, milkshake,vamp,and american doll. I can throw this on and not have to worry about touching it up all day. These pigments photograph extremely well so a little goes a long way. After these liquid lipsticks going back to a regular tube of lipstick just won't be the same.
With its highs and lows, sleepless nights filled with long hours, I can't believe this chapter in my life has officially come to an end. The year of hope and happiness for 2015 is just touching our feet and we will be saying bye bye to 2014. We will welcome 2015 with open arms. This year has been such a blessing for me personally & professionally. In this amazing journey I found love, knowledge, & peace. The memories I've made, with the people I've met, places I've visited and the students I've had the opportunity to educate will stay with me forever. No matter how hard you work you need to remember to be a little silly sometimes & have a blast while writing your story.
My seminars were filled with excitement, my beautiful students with pure intentions, so eager to observe and learn. You've taught me so much in exchange to my teachings. I thank you all for the unconditional support and positive feedback from all my followers. Reflecting back on 2014, I see a lot of challenges and let's be honest it completely whooped my butt, but in return these challenges did nothing but build and push me to be a better version of myself. I've become more than myself! From the cities & countries I visited for The Alter Ego Tour, to the unforgettable charity event Runway Wonderland and my day to day life in the make up studio & as a clothing designer I am completely satisfied and fulfilled with the outcome of 2014. But as the new year approaches, the bars are set even higher in order to evolve.
There is more to come in 2015 than I could ever imagine and I can't wait to take on this journey as the New Year comes to us. 2015 I'm ready for you! Strap yourselves in my beauties it is going to be a joyful ride. My wish for all of you who have believed in me and supported me is that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making changes, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, and changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write, draw, build and play, dance and live as only you can.
NYE in Dubai, United Emirates