Beauty Starts From Within

When we think of beauty, we often mistakenly think of what we see on the outside. Beautiful eyes, skin, complexion. But what we can’t neglect is the beauty within ourselves. This starts with taking care of our bodies. Drinking lots of water, eating fruits and vegetables and daily exercise can keep you healthy and beautiful.

How do you get enough water in a day? I start my morning off by drinking two 16 oz water bottles. You can add lemon or cucumber to it if you’d like. For me, it’s easier to drink warm water than cold water.

Also, try to incorporate fruits and veggies in your daily routine. Carrot cake and lemon cookies don’t count as that fruit serving! Try to make your fruit into all natural, delicious fruit smoothies instead of buying sugary drinks. I use the nutri-bullet to get my serving of fruits and veggies. My favorite smoothie is blending cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, spinach and grapes, a little bit of water and frozen blueberries. It is healthy and delicious.

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And the best way to have inner beauty is to be kind to yourself and love who you are. Nobody is perfect and don’t be so hard on yourself. Inner beauty shines on the outside.

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Take care of yourself and stay Beautifully Inspired.

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Cat Eye Tutorial: Make The Winged Eye Look Your Own!

Alot of people want to know how to make the perfect cat eye. The secret is, there is no perfect cat eye. Everyone draws it differently. How can this be a beauty blog without an approach to the sexy cat eye look? This is how I draw my winged eye.

Step 1.

Start with a clean face. Make sure there is no oil around your eye. If you’d like, you can powder the area so that the eye liner will stay put.

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Step 2.

Using the eyeliner, underline the bottom, outer half of the eye, starting from the middle and outward.

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Step 3.

Draw the wing of your cat eye. I draw mine slightly upward. Some people use tape at a 45 degree angle to approximate where to draw the line,  but I usually wing it, pun intended!

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Step 4.

Starting with the wing, bring a line inward to the front of your eye, following the natural curve of your eye.

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Step 5.

Fill in the area that you just traced from the wing to the front of your eye, near your tear duct. Make sure it is a solid color.

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Step 6.

On your bottom lid, add eye liner to the other half under your eye

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And there you have it, your winged eye look  complete. If you want to add an extra step, you can also add a little line at a 45 degree angle from the front of your eye, like pictured below. There are so many variations to the cat eye. This is just one way that I do mine.

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The eyeliner I like to use is L’Oreal Paris Infallible 16 hour in Carbon Black. It is the liner I used in this tutorial and works really well.

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I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Stay beautifully inspired!