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Friday, April 5, 2019

How to Create a Luminous & Colorful Spring Look

It’s officially Spring and with flowers blooming everywhere and the seasons shifting comes a fresh new wardrobe and beauty essentials. If you’ve been following me recently on Instagram, you might recognize that I am obsessed with a “dewy and luminous” look! It’s all about the products you use and the way you apply them. I love being able to create a colorful yet easy look within 10 minutes. With the right skin prep, add some illuminating drops and a lip tint..and YOU ARE SET TO GO!

Today, I’m sharing three ways to create a luminous look with using the new Limited-Edition Illuminating Drops from Mary Kay.

Mary Kay just launched three pigment-packed drops that are not only universally flattering but can be used in various ways.

First thing’s first, make sure you prep your skin with moisturizer before adding any product. I let the moisturizer soak in for about 5 minutes before I continue with the rest of my routine because It’s important to start out with a hydrated base.

HOW TO USE ILLUMINATING DROPS

1. After you add your moisturizer, you can wear the drops on bare skin. If you are skipping your foundation, you want to highlight the peak points of your face where natural light would enhance your features. I place a drop or two directly onto my fingertips and dab along my cheekbones, above my brow bones and the above the cupid’s bow.

2. The formula of the Mary Kay Limited-Edition Illuminating Drops is lightweight but buildable so you can also mix it with your current foundation. Mixing it will break down your foundation to be more sheer and also finish it off with an overall glow. This will sheer out the drops for a more subtle luminous finish.

3. If you’re looking for a full glam look, place the drops over your foundation for an added glow. The dropper cap allows you to control how much product is dispersed and you can continue to build up until the desired illumination is achieved.

The Silver Sands shade has a moonlit shimmer while the Horizon reflects a natural warmth. The Bronze Light is more for a sun-kissed glow but all can be used as a subtle highlight as well as an added pop of gleam.

 

If you want to create an overall glow, you apply the drops to your collarbone and the shoulders for an all over highlighted finish.
To finish off the look, I added a lip tint. Mary Kay also released the new Lip Tint in three color ways that are lightweight but very pigmented.

  1. What I truly love about these lip tints is the pen-like application that makes lining and filling the lips very easy with the precision tip.
    BEST TIPS FOR HOW TO APPLY LIP TINTS

    1. Make sure you start off with clean lips. Since I struggle with overly chapped lips daily, I always use a scrub and a lip cream to moisturize.

    2. Use the tapered applicator in the center of your upper lip and work your way outwards. This will allow you to create the shape of your cupid’s bow first then line the rest.

    3. Wear the lip tint alone for a pop of subtle color.

    4. Use it as a base to boost the color of a lipstick or gloss as an added pop of color to finish the look.
    Finish everything off with a face mist and you’re good to go! Are you guys going to try this makeup look? Let me know in the comments below!







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Friday, August 17, 2018

Affordable Wellness & Beauty

Ahhh wellness and beauty, I am most definitely in love with you. As I have gotten older, I have become uber obsessed with wellness and beauty. Whether its hair care or a new skin care product, I make an effort to prioritize taking care of it. I am constantly reading reviews, asking dermatologist and trying new products. When my hair looks great, I instantly feel more confident. I notice when I am taking care of my skin, it’s a big confidence boost.
With so much research and constantly trying new products, I enjoy sharing my findings and what I like with you so much. I also know that price tags can often times be alarming and it’s important to me to find affordable products that don’t jeopardize quality. Romel once told me, “the key to a great product is great quality at a great price”! 
When I think of drugstore brands, I immediately think about Rite-Aid. I grew up with one nearby and I would always shop for the next best shampoo as I started to fall in love with hair care more in my teenage years. They always offer great prices on quality hair care, skin and body products. For me, hair care is top priority. I am always on the hunt for the best shampoos and conditioners that not only moisturize my hair but also leave it looking shiny and radiant. Pantene is one of my favorite products and this week they are priced at $3.99 with an offer of “buy one get one 50% off”. This is a steal -(running to Rite Aid as you are reading this) !  
Without further adieu, let’s jump right into skincare. The new Olay Regenerist has a heavenly formula that’s a one-stop-shop. It has a watery texture that absorbs into my skin instantly leaving it feel luminous with a velvety finish. I have been putting it to the test for the past week and I am loving it! Hydration is key for me in skincare! However, most moisturizers tend to leave a greasy residue and only sit on the top layer of your skin. The Olay Regenerist soaks into my skin like a sponge and also leaves a smooth canvas for makeup application instantly. Make sure you get your hands on one and try it before it sells out! 
What are some of your favorite drug store brands and products? I would love to know!
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Wedding Style


I can’t believe this is my first official post as a bride-to-be! It’s been such a surreal journey so far and I am so excited to plan my wedding and share all of the details surrounding the wedding on the blog. Getting engaged has been one of the most exciting times of my life! 


You are probably thinking, “what have you planned so far”? Now that the excitement of the proposal has settled, I have started the wedding planning *screaming for joy* and will it be any shock to hear that one of my favorite parts so far has been already trying to plan my outfits for all of the wedding events? Choosing what to wear and where to start can be overwhelming, if I’m being honest. Don’t worry, though! I am going to share my best advice on the subject and hopefully serve as a guide for the early planning process. 

Being Armenian and coming from a traditional culture, I am going to incorporate some traditions from my parent’s wedding as well as some new ones we grew up with. There are so many significant moments leading up to your wedding day, from bridal shower to rehearsal dinner, and you are going to want to look AH-mazing at each one. I have been looking for a white dress for each occasion and making sure each is very different from one another. 



Since we got engaged in Park City, Utah, we have yet to plan an event celebrating with all of our loved ones in Los Angeles. Thinking about an engagement party, the first thought in my mind is fashion related, of course! I wanted a dress that was simple yet long in length. I wanted to keep it minimalistic with beautiful lace detailing. I love how timeless and feminine one shoulder dresses looked and seeing how form fitting this David's Bridal dress was, I instantly fell in love. 


Depending on your location, you can either go all out for your engagement party or rehearsal dinner. Since we will be incorporating more traditions during our wedding day and opting out of a rehearsal dinner (can’t wait to share more from our culture), I wanted my engagement dress to celebrate in fashion but also be comfortable. Although white is always preferred, it’s definitely not a rule and you can choose any color you prefer. I preferred white but I was more concerned about the finding the perfect fit and quality. When I came across this affordable option from David's Bridal, I couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to style it as soon as possible. 

Five years ago, my best friend’s sister got married and I got the honor to stand beside her on her special day as a bridesmaid. We wore beautiful dusty blue colored gowns and I remember my experience at David's Bridal since then. When asked to partner with them to share more about their dresses and experience, I knew it was the right fit immediately because of my own story several years ago prior to blogging. Whether you are looking for your engagement party dress, bridal shower, rehearsal or even celebrating your anniversary, David's Bridal offers both formal and casual options that are trendy yet affordable. 


Remember to have fun and enjoy sharing this experience with your significant other (of course while looking AH-MAZING)

Xx,
Lillian

This post was sponsored by David's Bridal but all opinions and content are my own.
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