Bounce, volume, and last but not least, texture. These are the three “yeses” us curly cue gals aim for when it comes to our (sometimes untameable) manes. Now, it’s no secret that when it comes to taking care of our bounciful locks, we want the best products out there, especially ones that will give us the most bang for our buck. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is always on the lookout for a bargain. And luckily, I’m here to share with all of you gorgeous gals a few curly hair products from one of my favorite beauty spots (hello, Ulta!) that won’t hurt your wallet. Embrace your curls and let them always be #curlgoals with not one, not two, but fiveof the besttexture sprays that will make your hair feel full of life—one spray at a time.
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Shopping in stores sometimes doesn’t quite cut it. We can face shopping struggles like not finding a to-die-for top in our size, finding a dress in our size only to spot a rip or stain, or spending all day at the mall and having little to bring back to our closets at home. But with online shopping, you won’t experience this disappointment! Shopping has rapidly moved into the cyber world with more people enjoying clothes hunting through their browsers than in crowded stores. Every new bag, shoe, and accessory are all at your fingertips: just a type into the search bar and click to add items into your shopping cart. Plus, there are deals and bargains found online everyday! 30% off designer? We’re there!
W Concept is one stellar exclusive online retailer that brings designer labels right to your screen with amazing deals and bargains. The online inventory of this fabulous retailer includes well-known brand names, such as Ray Ban, Saint Laurent, Tres Chic, Mulberry, and Ling Wu. The W Concept also features an exclusive designer LURI, which takes “Made in Italy” seriously. Each genuine Italian leather handbag in their collection is made to add a combination of edge and simplicity to any look, while being stylish in a minimal way. Laboratoria 917, another authentic Italian brand that recently launched a collection of handcrafted and chemical-free shoes, can also be found on The W Concept. Their shoes have a bold and modern style but stay true to tradition with their century-old shoe making process. We absolutely appreciate the value of authenticity these brands boast and it’s certainly reflected in the quality of their products.
(BOLOGNA_Blue Lavender, Us.wconcept.com)
(PERUGIA POCHETTE_Crocodile Sage, Us.wconcept.com)
You can find some serious deals on the W Concept right on their website. There’s a “1% a Day” deal that targets all of the merchandise on the site. Each day, an item is listed in their “1% a Day” section and drops 1% in price for every day that it remains on the site. Bonus: their most dropped items are always featured on top. Easy shopping! Besides their shop-worthy deals and coupon codes, you also receive free shipping on orders of $100 or more and free returns. Check out everything the W Concept has to offer on Us.wconcept.com!
All photo credit goes to the W Concept.
Featured Image Details: (Laboratoria 917 Pointy Toe Slingback Pump $60, Us.wconcept.com)
Cosmetics are notorious for swindling us into paying some serious bucks for the latest product. Many of us see it as a makeup investment–something that will make your lashes look longer, face look flawless, and skin look golden. However, the expenses of our splurging habits can empty our wallets. Paying up to $50 or more for a product that is supposedly going to make you look and feel younger isn’t something we can do everyday. We have other grown-up expenses, of course! Luckily for us, there are cosmetics out there that won’t have us cracking open our piggy banks anytime soon. You’ll be able to save more money and still look beautiful with these four foundations under $25 we found!
Just because a product isn’t expensive or high in price doesn’t mean it isn’t of substantial quality. There are always cosmetics that we may really want but can’t always afford. You can still have the same set, long wear, and color as many of the pricey foundations you see, such as with MAC or Makeup For Ever, but at a much more affordable price. We researched the best affordable foundations out there that can be found at your local drugstores. Take a look at our exceptional list down below!
(Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick, $8.99, Ulta.com)
Maybelline’s Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick is original and unique in its design, being that it isn’t a liquid foundation at all. Instead, it takes the shape of a stick with a shine free formula that is easy to glide on and blend over your skin. Once applied, it quickly turns your skin into a matte surface that is free from oil. It’s a definite go-to foundation when you’re in a rush. All you have to do is apply a few dabs onto the main points of your skin with this creamy, gel-stick formula and, you’re ready to go.
(L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Makeup, $10.95, Lorealparisusa.com)
The True Match line of L’Oréal is a collection that has stayed true to its name–it matches the shade of your skin. The makeup’s formula is created with True Match technology to provide coverage that can easily build up and even out your skin tone. It is not made with oils, pore-clogging components, or fragrances, which makes it sensitive to and safe on many skin types. Its soft texture is filled with Vitamins A and C as well, making it healthy and nourishing while sitting on your skin.
Nearly Naked can sound a bit risque in our minds, but Revlon’s Nearly Naked Makeup is all about highlighting your beautiful skin. Its buildable coverage helps even and balance out your skin tone without it appearing unauthentic or caked on. The smooth and creamy texture allows you to blend it well over your skin, covering up any flaws, while still maintaining your natural skin tone.
Keeping your skin healthy and thriving underneath makeup isn’t a fairytale anymore. Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil-Free foundation is one-of-a-kind: it’s the first and only product on the market with MicroClear technology. It is able to treat blemishes and even prevent breakouts while it sits on your skin. Can you say miracle worker? The technology also rids your skin of oil while unclogging pores, thanks to the boost of the salicylic acid within it. Your skin will not only be covered but may even clear up while you wear this helpful foundation.
There’s nothing like a fresh mani-pedi to provide feelings of refinement and rejuvenation. However, week after week of attention can lead to a lack of green in wallets with an excess of cobwebs in its place. So, why not bring the salon home and give yourself endless mani-pedis for a fraction of the cost? These tools and tips will have friends asking you, “Where did you get your nails done?” immediately. Rough around the edges
Start with clean nails by removing all nail polish. Even if you don’t have any on, give your nail beds a quick swipe to remove any hidden polish or dirt. Then, exfoliate hands and feet with your favorite scrub or better yet, cane sugar. Most store-bought scrubs are sugar or salt scrubs. Make your own with a cup of sugar, some water, fresh lime and orange juice. This will smooth out hands, leaving them softer than ever.
Photo courtesy of Formula10
Make them Melt
Cuticle oils and removers are essential for salon-look nails, but Formula10’s Pink Creamy Cuticle Remover is the most effective. The accordion shaped bottle makes application easy. Squeeze the bottle and run the long nozzle along nail beds. Allow to sit for one minute. Nit Picky
Once your cuticles have absorbed some remover, use the flat end of a cuticle removing tool to push cuticles back. This will cause dead cuticles and skin to fold and the tweezer-prong shaped side of the tool can be used to pick away the melted cuticles. This will result in clean, moisturized and most importantly, healthy looking nail beds that are ready to be moisturized. Silky Smooth
After all of that preparation, what seems to be simple would be applying lotion. It really is as easy as that, but the wrong lotion could have consequences for skin. Overly fragrant products are often only so, while body butters or creams can leave skin oily and greasy instead of saturated. Any of Aveeno’s lotions can conquer this issue, but the Aveeno Skin Relief 24hr Moisturizing Lotion targets dry skin and moisturizes it back to health.
Photo courtesy of Sally Hansen
Nail Beds of Steel
Salon quality nails must be durable and resistant to cracks or breaks. That’s why Sally Hansen’s VitaSurge Growth Gel is the best start to growing strong nails. Apply a small, spreadable amount of the gel onto each nail and then rub it in with fingers or applicator. The beads inside the formula infuse vitamins A, C and E into nails to promote growth. This is essential for nails that undergo lots of painting.
Photo courtesy of Essie
Growing and Growing
Before airbrushing tiny daisies, stenciling a French tip or simply applying a solid color, apply a base coat to nails. Essie’s Grow Stronger will strengthen nails while providing primer for the coats to come. Final Don’t Touch
After all is said and done and each finger and toe is perfectly painted, the final piece to the puzzle is topcoat. Recently, matte coats have become a trend, but for on-the-go nails with high gloss, Nails Inc. London’s Kensington Caviar Top Coat does the trick. This top coat dries to the touch in 45 seconds, but fully dries in ten minutes and creates a slick, gel-effect—the perfect touch for salon-quality nails.
There’s some hard work behind a fresh mani-pedi, but with the right tools and enough practice, anyone can create salon quality nails.
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