The Secret to a Perfect Smoky Eye is Blending!

That's right ladies I said it once and I'll say it again!! The secret to a perfect smokey eye is all in the way you blend! Follow my lead and I 'll explain what I mean:

  • First get 3 colors that work well with your skin tone a light, a medium and a dark .
  • With a flat shader brush or your finger start with the light color and sweep it all over your eyelid right up to the brow bone. 
  • Then using the medium color and the tip of a fluffy brush blend the color into the eyelid crease (inside your eye socket) next use the dark shade on the outer V of you lid and blend, blend, and blend some more! 
  • Use your favorite black eyeliner to line you lash line and you've just created the "Perfect Smoky Eye". 

Just keep practicing and you'll be able a Smoky Eye Looks Pro!
*MAC has some great shades if they're in your budget... 

But if your a diva on a budget like me, you can get a great range of heavily pigmented colors from one of my favorite palettes that gives you so many combinations of my recommended 3 shades. 

Too be quite honest, my favorite shades are light pink, chocolate brown and black. Enjoy!!!

Ever wanted those super sexy Kim Kardashian Eyes?

Kim Kardashian: The Super-Smoky Eye

Start by dusting a gray shadow right below your brow bone, then across your entire lid. (Be sure not to apply all the way to your brows.) 

Next, take a carbon-black shadow and apply over your lid, then blend upward and out using an eyeshadow brush or your finger. 

Since Kim’s signature smoky eye is known for that pop of light in the inner corner of her eyes, mimic this by applying a shimmery white or silver in a sideways V-shape, using an angled brush. 

Finish the look by lining your eyes with the Elle Cosmetics Eyeliner or cover both the top and bottom of your lids with heavy duty liner like the Pur Intensity Gel Eyeliner or MAC Greasepaint Stick. Using a smudge brush, smudge the liner into the shadow get a dramatic, sultry look. 

Top it off by curling your lashes and applying heavy volume mascara like L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes in Black for that extra kick. 

Xoxoxo Enjoy!!


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Get Beautiful Radiant Skin and enjoy great Sex After 50...

Ever since Eve took that first bite of the apple, the human race has been obsessed with beauty.

The truth is we begin the aging process just as soon as we pop out of the womb. Every day of our lives our bodies slough off and regenerate new cells. The speed at which that process takes place when we are children is vastly different as we get older.

Every day you are bombarded daily with commercial messages and beauty tips that attempt to lure you into believing that the most recent miracle drug is just what you need to fight off the ravages of Mother Nature.

We are living longer as a whole. Singularly, that can be a curse or a blessing, depending on your perspective.

The best route to natural beauty and healthy skin is to take care of what you have. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? The truth is that your skin takes a beating from the environment every single day. Here are some of our favorite beauty tips for keeping your skin fresh and healthy:

1: Stay hydrated and do it with plenty of water! That does not mean soda, caffeine or any other type of liquid, even if it is low cal. Soda (even diet soda) has a high concentration of sodium. Sodium retains fluids. You need fluid that will hydrate and flush your body free of toxins. Make sure you are drinking at least 8 glasses a day!

2: Protect your skin from harmful ultra violet (UV) rays. We all love the sun. We love being in it and we love having a beautiful tan. The truth is you can poison yourself with too much sunshine. UV rays cause skin cancer and if that isn’t bad enough it causes your skin to age faster than it should, contributing to unsightly wrinkles. If you must play in the sun, make certain you are using an adequate sun screen. Don’t leave home without it!

3: Keep your skin clean. Use a soft warm cloth. Skin does not require scrubbing. You will do more harm than good if you do.

4: The best cure for wrinkles is to never have them in the first place! If you are like most of us, you didn’t listen to your Mom when she tried to tell you to stay in the shade, stand up straight and stop squinting! 

5: Eat healthy. Knowing how and what to eat, can make a huge difference in how you feel. Improper eating habits can cause depression, weight gain, illness and an overall lethargy.

Weight gain causes your skin to stretch. As you get older, it loses it's elasticity and you're left with sagging skin.

The best solution to this is to maintain a proper weight.

A rule of thumb for eating habits are...don't eat more calories than you consume. Don't go one single day without doing something extra and physical for at least 30 minutes per day. This can be three ten minute walks. Or 30 minutes of vigorous aerobics, or 12 minutes of weight lifting and 18 minutes of walking.

6: Don't worry, be happy. A happy outlook appears to trigger the release of endorphins. Endorphins relax the cardiovascular system and cytosine's which alert the immune system to pay attention in detecting abnormalities like cancer cells. Listen carefully to yourself. If you have put yourself down since childhood, over a lifetime, negative subliminal messages can take their toll by turning you into a pessimist. Spend one week writing down the phrases you use in your “self talk.” Chances are you will find that you repeat a dozen or so phrases over and over again that reinforce that negative image. If you know about them, you can change them. Outer beauty and inner joy go hand in hand.

Here are a few quick tips for increasing joy, hope and optimism that will work no matter what your age:

Make a list of at least 50 great things that happen to you every day.

Laugh a lot. You’ll heal your body and your mind.

Discover a new challenge each month.

Try meditating for just five minutes each day.

7: Sex After 50 – Ha! How many of you jumped ahead to this section?

The importance of physical intimacy actually depends on the couple. An alarming number of men used to give up on sex after 60 and many women used to feel that their sex life ended with menopause. Thankfully, that is no longer the case.

Sex at middle age can actually become better and more satisfying than ever before. Maturity gives a couple more experience in lovemaking. The children are usually grown and left home. The pressures of building a career and day to day life are usually less stressful than in younger years.

Is beauty really skin deep?

The answer is yes and no.  It’s a paradox, isn’t it? True beauty begins from the inside out. Don’t you wish there was some way to “wriggle your nose” and regain that soft skin you had as a child? Well, until someone comes up with the true “Fountain of Youth” we are stuck with what we have.

Just remember that getting older doesn't have to mean getting old.

Get The Look: Kim Kardashian's Signature Eyes

Kim Kardashian’s Jewel-toned Smoky Eye

Always dreamed of eyes like Kim Kardashian, but don’t have the time or money to “get the look”?
Here’s my tip of the day:

  • Use Eye Shadow as Eye Liner!

A dark eyeshadow can double as eyeliner…. I swear by eyeshadow used this way. It’s a quick way to get Kim’s smokin’ hot eyes.
You’ll need a super-flat eyeliner brush for this . Get the brush a little damp and dab in dark eyeshadow (black, brown or deep jewel-tones work great). Wiggle the brush into your lash line focusing on the space between your lashes, then sweep the color just above your lash line.
CDB recommended products for this look:
Aphrodite all natural pressed eye shadow by CDB - makeup with all natural, Organic, vegan ingredients.

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