I spend way too much time on Twitter admiring the looks of every single talented person sharing their make up. Yet I think it’s amazing that we don’t have to look to magazines anymore for beauty inspiration. I loved that when I was younger, but now I can get make up inspiration without going out of my way to find sources. I’ve seen a lot of these types of looks on twitter lately:
I love seeing other art forms, or even every day items, inspire new looks. Ciera is one of my favorite make up artists on Twitter and she took inspiration from one of my favorite Paramore albums, Brand New Eyes.
What trends have you seen lately that you absolutely love? Let me know in the comments below.
Everyone in my life knows how excited I get for Firefly Music Festival every year. It’s easily the best weekend of the year for me and I love every single second I’m there. Unfortunately camping with thousands of others and spending all day walking and dancing makes it difficult to stay hygienic, let alone all dolled up. I have some tips I learned from my first year that I want to share with you guys!
Chafing. It’s a huge problem for everyone at a festival. Going from set to set means a lot of walking, and you don’t want to spend the entire weekend in pain. I have found that using a regular stick deodorant with Lush’s dusting powder, Silky Underwear, helps a lot. The powder provides the first barrier and eventually melts throughout the day. Once that barrier is gone you still have the second barrier of the stick deodorant which does the job for the rest of the day!
Another huge problem is showering. Sometimes you are charged money to shower at the camp ground. You also have the option to bring shower bags and/or a shower tent. While those definitely work you may not have the money to spend on this. Baby wipes and water bottles are a huge help when it comes to this. The baby wipes remove sweat and dirt and the water bottle can help rinse your hair. This lets you be clean on a budget.
Sweating is unavoidable with long days in the sun. It’s going to happen, but I have found the best way to minimize it is with translucent powder. I put a lot on my face last year and it helped me out so much! Although I made the mistake of using a silicone based powder. DO NOT USE A SILICONE BASED POWDER! You will look like a patchy ghost.
As for make up, I suggest sticking to what you’re comfortable with. I would do a “no make-up” make-up look every day. I would apply liquid eyeliner, black mascara, and fill in my brows. I knew I didn’t have enough room to pack all of my make up and it would end up being a hot mess by the end of the day.
Another good reason not to go crazy with make up is that you will be needing to reapply sunscreen all day long! Sun burn is not fun and makes you dehydrated and tired. That could make you miss your favorite set! Which you obviously do not want. Make sure to apply your favorite sunscreen and keep up with reapplying throughout the day.
I do recommend bringing something just in case you do get sunburned. I like to spray Mario Badescu’s Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater Spray ($8) all over my face and skin when I am sunburned, or even just too warm. The aloe is soothing on my skin and this small bottle lasts a long time.
Lastly, drink water like it’s your job. It has so many benefits, but in relation to beauty your skin will glow, stay moisturized, and help repair your cells from any sun damage.
Influenster is an online website and mobile app that allows you to connect your social media accounts and in turn you receive products to review. The purpose of connecting your social media accounts is to see how many people “follow” you and how much of a reach you have. It is not very hard to reach a high enough number and my impact score is 4287 at the time I am writing this. That is considered high reach and was done from connecting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Tumblr, Pinterest, and inviting two of my friends. You can only invite up to 20 friends to improve your score, at 5 points each, which would be worth 100 points total of your impact score. The purpose of this is to see how many people you can reach when earning badges, or promoting the products.
When you receive your free box of products, you are receiving complementary products for reviewing purposes. You often get a mixture of sample and full sizes within the box. You also get a mixture of low end and high end products from my experience. When you earn a badge it is often done through following the social media accounts of the brands in the box, sharing pictures of you using the product on social media, and reviewing the products online. In my opinion, it can get kind of annoying to share these things constantly, but they often give you a 1 month – 6 weeks to earn your badges. If you do not earn all of your badges, they often give you a survey about the box after your time is up to gather your thoughts. They do say if you don’t complete this survey that you will not be receiving anymore boxes from them. After the first box I did not complete the survey, and it took me about 2 months to receive another box. So if you are interested in this I do say complete the survey, but if you don’t have time to once it may not be a big deal.
This can be a time-consuming experience, but if you have time to spare it can be worth it. It’s also perfect for when you are on a budget and still want to indulge in beauty products. As a very broke college student these boxes have really helped me out when I feel like I really want to buy something new but can’t afford to. I feel like it’s a small payoff to temporarily blow up my social media for free items.
If you are interested in using this website you can sign up here. You also can check out my unboxing and review videos below to see what I have received.