The Best Haircuts for Heart Faces

In this post, we will be exploring the best haircuts for people with heart faces.

If you need to find your face shape, this helpful chart by The Beauty Department will come in handy:

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{ Bouncy Bob }
Source: Allure

A bouncy bob can help deemphasize the triangle of a heart face, which is why you can opt for one that reaches below the jaw because it would fill in the area around your chin. To deemphasize the triangle more, you can give your hair a bit of body with some volumizing spray like the Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray.
Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray | $29

{ Deep Side Part }
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Best Liquid Eyeliners

I wear a cat eye look on a daily basis be it a dramatic thick line or a simple thin line. Because of that, people tend to ask me about the eyeliners that I buy. Since I usually use three different brands at one go to create my desired look, and since different people have different preferences when it comes to eyeliner, I have compiled a list of what bloggers think are the best liquid eyeliners.

At the end of the list, I will rank the two liquid eyeliners that I always use to do my daily cat eye.

{ Marc Jacobs Beauty }
Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner | $30

Gaia of The Non-Blonde says that this product is "incredibly black and lacquered."

{ Lorac }
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All-Black Outfits

Black is the most flattering color. This is a statement that a majority of people can stand behind. Even so, for some, there can be such a thing as too much black. In this post, we will be exploring some ways to put together all-black outfits without having them look dull.

Look One: Keep it tapered

 Source: Stylecaster

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The Best Haircuts for Square Faces

We have reached the third installment in this series, and it is about the best haircuts for square faces. I have also previously written a post about the best haircuts for round faces and for oval faces.

As is the drill, if you're unsure of your face shape, here's a helpful chart by The Beauty Department.

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Ok, let us begin exploring the different haircuts that would suit you if you have a square face.

{ Thinned Bob }
   Source: Become Gorgeous

A square face can be offset by a thinned bob. A thinned bob is basically a bob that tapers at the end, right around your jaw line. To style this haircut, spray on some heat protectant to reduce the damage on your hair, then flatiron the ends of your hair. The Pantene Pro-V Heat Protection Spray is a great product that shields your hair from heat damage while still promoting shine.
Pantene Pro-V Heat Protection Spray | $5.99

{ Tousled Shag }

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The Best Drugstore Beauty Products and a Giveaway (Closed)

Expensive, high-end beauty products aren't necessarily the best, and they don't always work. Along the same lines, cheaper beauty products from drugstores aren't necessarily worse or less effective. Here's a list of beauty products you can find at Target at affordable prices. Then, at the end of the post, you'll get a chance at winning a $100 to spend at Target as well as $30 to Starbucks for your annual PSL fix.

{ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara }

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara | $3.99

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How to Mix and Match Fashion Trends

Last week, I went to Petaling Jaya with my sister, and I decided to take OOTD pictures because that outfit really showcases the style that I'm currently into. It's basically taking a few fashion trends and mixing and matching them. For those of you who've been reading my blog for a while now, you know that that's what I do. I love mixing and matching things. So, without further ado, here's the outfit:

Basically, what I did was use the blue jeggings (that I've owned forever) as a base, then add in newer pieces from my closet. I picked the black-and-white striped blouse because the pattern helps liven up the flat color without being too distracting since it's in monochrome.

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The Best Haircuts for Oval Faces

Last week, I published a post about the best haircuts for round faces. As promised, I am back with the second installment in this series! This week, we will be exploring the different haircuts that would suit you if you have an oval face shape.

Again, if you are unsure of your face shape, you can refer to this helpful chart by The Beauty Department.

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{ Center Part }
 Source: Beauty High

An oval face is the ideal face shape for a center part because your hair would frame it nicely. However, long straight hair can emphasize the longness of your face, so soften your tresses with some soft waves by using some of the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray.
 Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray | $26

{ Blunt Bangs }

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The Best Haircuts for Round Faces

I had recently gotten my hair trimmed, and ever since then, I have been contemplating getting a new haircut. I have had my current hairstyle for three years now, and I am feeling adventurous. While I patiently wait out the three months before making an appointment, I have decided to live vicariously through my readers.

Initially, I had wanted to write about the best haircuts for every face shape, but since I want to suggest a number of hairstyles for each face shape without writing a ridiculously long post, I will instead be making this a series for the different face shapes.

If you are unsure of your face shape, you can refer to this helpful chart below by The Beauty Department.

 Please click to enlarge.

In this post, we will be exploring the different hairstyles that would suit you if you have a round face.

{ Uneven Layers }
  Source: Om

If you have a round face, you can consider a hairstyle with uneven layers or differing lengths. You can also use it to make your face look thinner by adding a deep side part with long sideswept bangs. If you opt for the bangs, you can use the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray to hold them in place.

{ Long Layers }
 Source: Style Craze

This concept is similar to the previous one, but this one is specifically for those of you who have hair past your shoulders. You want to make sure that your hair is layered all the way up to where your jaw is. You can also cut a little bit inward on the sides to achieve subtle angles, but by doing this, your hair might frizz more easily. To prevent frizz, you can try the Moroccanoil Frizz Control.

{ Piecey Bob }
 Source: Yahoo Shine

According to hairstylist Jimmy Paul, the key to wearing hair above the shoulders is to "style it imprecisely" and to wear it "intentionally mussed." So, if you decide to go short, make sure that your hair has "movement and wave." A product that can help you achieve that is the TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray.

{ Defined Pixie } 

  Source: Frederick M. Brown

For women with round faces, you can also try a defined pixie. Ending the ends of your hair at such a length will emphasize your cheekbones, giving your face more angular structures. To enhance the dimension and definition of this hairstyle, you can use the Loreal Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty.

{ Angled Bob }
Source: Handbag

An angled bob is basically a haircut where your ends end at the chin, and it grows progressively shorter as it nears the nape of your neck. An angled bob will provide your hair with structure and angles, and it will balance out a round face. You can also use the Living Proof Full Root Lifting Spray to add volume to your roots.

So, with these ideas in mind, go forth and get a haircut in my place.

If you have an oval face shape, please check back soon for the next installment in this series!

Do you have any of these hairstyles? What are some of your tips and tricks to styling it?
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Tips and Tricks to Doing Your Own Wedding Makeup

You spent several stressful months planning your wedding, and now the big day is around the corner. You want to be the most beautiful woman in the room, but you are low on funds, and your choice of makeup artists have all been booked solid. The only alternative left is to do your own makeup. This may sound like the most intimidating prospect in the world, but these tips and tricks will show you that there is nothing to be afraid of.

Get a free makeup consultation

You may be comfortable with doing your own makeup, but having a second pair of eyes looking over your face from a new perspective can do wonders. The consultation could also produce suggestions to guide you on this quest. Beauty consultants at your local Benefit, Sephora, Ulta, or cosmetics counters in department stores are usually willing to answer questions.

Drink a lot of water
 Source: Motiveweight

Doing something as simple as drinking enough water can do wonders for your body. This is something you should do all the time of course, but especially when your wedding is looming, it is even more important. Water decreases fatigue, carries oxygen around your body, and helps flush out toxins. These benefits will keep you feeling good for the wedding. Water will also keep you looking good for the wedding because it keeps your skin looking healthy and helps you burn fat, so hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate! To figure out how many ounces of water you should drink per day, just divide your weight by two.

Start with a great base

We all know that primer will keep your makeup intact all day, but primer can also actually affect the wear and look of your makeup. Sure, primer turns your face into the perfect canvas for makeup, but it can also determine how the painting will turn out. If you have redness, you should use a color correcting primer. If you have dry skin, you should use a hydrating primer. If you have oily skin, you should use a mattifying primer. There are many options to choose from!

Remember your neck and decolletage

Source: Once Wed

This is a common mistake in makeup application in general, not just wedding makeup. The thing is, though, that most wedding dresses bare the neck and decolletage area, so it makes it a lot more obvious. When you're applying foundation especially, don't ever forget to extend it onto your neck and decolletage so that there isn't a line separating your face from everything else.

Keep it simple

Avoid a complicated look that'll make you seem like you have makeup plastered on your face. Keep your makeup sweet and simple. To avoid the appearance (and reality) of thick makeup, start with sheer layers. Then, take a picture of your face. Does it look too sheer? Build on to it! Repeat these steps until you have the look that you love.

Avoid SPF
 Source: Esther

This isn't something that we hear often, but it's advisable to leave out products with SPF for your wedding makeup because SPF comes out weird in pictures. It gives you a strange pale sheen. It's only going to be for a day at most, so the sun can't harm your skin too bad. 

Make falsies look natural

As is with anything false and fake, false eyelashes look exactly that - false and fake. Even when you do manage to pin down the almost impossible task of finding the perfect pair of false eyelashes, you can still sometimes tell that they're not really your natural lashes. One way of making false eyelashes look more natural is to use individual lashes. Yes, these are a huge pain in the butt to apply, but they'll look way more natural, and hey, it's your wedding day! You can also choose falsies that are longer in the middle that taper out on the sides. Since these are rarer than the usual type of falsies that we're all used to, you can trim any pair that you already have.

Consider your tan
Source: Bloglovin

Brides love to tan. Being Asian, I have darker skin, so I don't see the point in tanning, but I'm assuming tan skin looks better in wedding dresses or something. Either way, if you do end up tanning, make sure to always keep that in mind when putting on makeup for your wedding day. If you're not one to tan on the regular, remember to buy foundation that matches the tan! You don't want your face to look three shades lighter than the rest of your body.

Go for trial runs

Don't leave something as big as your wedding makeup to the final second. Over the days leading up to the big day, try on your whole makeup look to see if it works and if you like it. Then, don't take it immediately off! Keep it on for a few hours to see if it lasts. You want a look that won't melt down your face throughout the day of your wedding. If there's something that you feel can be tweaked, you have time!

Use different lighting

Makeup looks different in different lighting. Make sure you like what your finished look looks like in different lighting especially the ones that you'll be in. The most important thing to keep in mind is what your makeup looks like with flash photography!

Ask your friends

Do you have a friend who always looks good, someone who always has their makeup how they want it? Ask them for advice! Who knows, they might even volunteer to do it for you?

What are your tips for DIY wedding makeup?
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Review: Madison Street Beauty All-Natural Mineral Eyeshadow

I received these complimentary products for review purposes with no compensation. All opinions are 100% mine and 100% true.

I have an unnecessarily huge eyeshadow stash, second only to my mascara collection. I find eyeshadow one of the most fun parts about applying makeup because you can do so much with it! Eyeshadow designs are as limitless as your imagination.
 Source: Beautylish
 Source: Buzzfeed

Granted, I don't have the skill to ever achieve any of these looks, but you get the point. If you want to attempt any of these looks, you can do so with Madison Street Beauty All-Natural Mineral Eyeshadows. You will see why soon.
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Are You Guilty of These Common Makeup Mistakes?

We have all been guilty of these common makeup mistakes at one point in our lives. I can confidently say that I used to do at least three items on this list. When I found out that I did them and learned how to fix them, it made my makeup look more natural and last longer. Hopefully this post can help you discover the same thing.

Do you skip skin prep?

It makes sense to want to skip skin prep. It shaves some time off your makeup routine. However this is an essential step. If you cleanse and tone your face, your makeup will go on easier and look better; a clean canvas is always easier to work with. Applying primer is also an important part of this step. Primers not only help your makeup stay on longer, they do other things too. There are primers that keep your makeup matte all day. There are primers that help with discoloration. There are primers that hydrate your skin. There are basically primers for everything.

My favorite primer is the Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
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Shopping Simplified ft. Isis Wallet

I participated in an influencer activation program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Isis Wallet. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review.

There have been times in my life when I wonder how I ever survived without a smartphone. I only started using a smartphone in 2011, and in these past short few years, I found myself being more organized and more productive. As if smartphones aren't already smart enough, on top of all of the amazing things you can already do with your smartphone, you can now use it as a wallet.

You don't need to carry a planner around anymore because your smartphone acts as one. You don't even have to carry a computer around anymore! Now with brand new technology you don't need to carry your wallet anymore either. Well, your cards at least.

What is this sorcery innovation?

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The Inspirational Blogger Award

Hello, world.

I was recently nominated for the Inspirational Blogger Award by Emma who is the blogger at My Beautiful Messy Life. She is also a part of the Her Campus Blogger Network.

Thank you, Emma! I appreciate the recognition.

For this award, I have to share seven facts about myself, so here they are:
  1. There are no vowels in my last name.
  2. I have been to seven countries outside of the one I was born in.
  3. My favorite band has been Paramore for the last eight years.
  4. I have been blogging for nine years.
  5. I have been friends with my two best friends for almost ten years.
  6. My sister is also a beauty blogger.
  7. I graduated with a B.A. in English, but I ended up as a Marketing Specialist.
My 15 nominees for this award are:
  1. Adriana; With Love Adriana Renee
  2. Alex; Undergraduate Style
  3. Amanda; College is Love
  4. Angie; Simply Sinova
  5. Ashliegh; The Darling Daily
  6. Emily B.; Class and Sass
  7. Emily F.; Designs by Emily F
  8. Hima; Hima Hearts
  9. Jacqueline; Polished Perfectly
  10. Jiawun; Beauty Nerd by Night
  11. Kriselle; Livin and Lovin
  12. Raewyn; Warrior Queen
  13. Samantha; College Beauty Buff
  14. Tawana; Preppy Girl in the City 
  15. Tiffany; Endless Bliss
I look forward to reading your posts!
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Modcloth Challenge

I have decided to accept the Modcloth challenge.

This week, we were asked to style the Abiding Beauty Dress in Black.

This is how I would wear this dress.

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Review: Dove Advanced Care Deodorant

I participated in an influencer program on behalf of Mom Central for Dove. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

I have previously reviewed the Dove Advanced Care Deodorant in Revive and Nourished Beauty. You can read the review here.

I have used the product for more than two weeks since I published my review, and my verdict still stands that I love this product. I still think that I have found the holy grail of deodorants.

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My June Closet

Hello, world.

It appears that my September and April closet posts garnered a lot of attention, so I will officially be making it its own series! On the first day of every month, I will post lookbooks of outfit ideas for the month.

This month, instead of creating the usual Polyvore collages, I will include a few examples of each trend along with a brief description of how you can work them into your own closets. I would love to hear your thoughts on which format you prefer!

Without further ado, here is my June closet!

{ Colorblock Dresses }

The Summer is all about colors, so why stick to one when you can have three? A dress is also the easiest way to look put together without too much effort because you just slip it on, and you'll be ready to leave the house!

{ Maxi Skirts }

I am so glad that the maxi hemline is back in trend. It is so versatile! I've been wearing maxi skirts and dresses for a night out in place of mini skirts and dresses and shorter hemlines because they're so figure-flattering and classy. They're also casual enough to wear to class. For ideas of tops to pair with maxi skirts, read my Ebay guide to wearing maxi skirts.

{ Sheer Blouses }

Sheer blouses may look trashy and slutty to some people, but I honestly think that they're amazing because they are the easiest for day-to-night transitions. For the office, you can wear a tank top underneath the sheer blouse so that you're not showing an inappropriate amount of skin. After work, before you leave for margaritas with the girls, take off the tank top to reveal the lace bra or tube top that you can wear underneath your tank top.

{ Strappy Sandals }

Behold, the queen of all Summer shoes! Unlike other shoes, strappy sandals don't make your feet sweat in the heat. They're also super cute and go with anything casual you could possibly want to wear.

{ Cutout Dresses }

        Asos Cutout Skater Dress | $53.35

I want to point out that that Missguided dress is the ultimate combination of the trends mentioned in this post. It has the color for Summer, it has the maxi hemline, and it's a cutout dress! Cutouts seem to be everywhere these days, but I still prefer them on dresses because they make even the most mundane of dresses look playful.

If you would like to get 6% cashback from, 3.5% from, and 3.5% from as well as discounts and promotions, join Ebates today!

Thank you for reading, and don't forget to share with me your thoughts on this format as opposed to the other one.

What trend would you like to see in your closet this month?
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May Empties

I wrote my last Empties post all the way back in January. Even though it's been a while, I haven't collected many empties. This should change soon, however, since I've been using the same products every day ever since I started having to stick to a tight budget.

You can read my review about this product here. Would I repurchase this product? No because I didn't like it enough to want to pay $75 for it.

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What to Wear in Vegas ft.

I am considering going to Las Vegas in July to celebrate the 21st birthday of a close friend of mine, so when I was approached by about the My Vegas Style challenge, I seized the opportunity to style a lookbook that I can potentially use. is a website that is the ultimate guide to Las Vegas. It contains a vast range of information from how to get to Las Vegas to what attractions there are. For this challenge, I was tasked with styling a few outfits for some of what the Aria has to offer.

{ Day }

What to Wear in Vegas: Day

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