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Killer Products – Undereye Concealers

Whether it’s bags or dark circles, we all know the feeling of waking up and looking like we haven’t slept at all. Today, we’re going to share with you the products we love and our tips for erasing puffiness and hiding those dark circles to achieve a well-rested look.

c’s choice:

I was lucky enough to be genetically blessed with chronic dark circles under my eyes, so covering them up has always been a struggle for me, and I’m always looking for something new to try. I have a huge list of products that I’ve tried and haven’t liked, but for the sake of this post I’m going to focus on the one I’ve had the most success with. BareMinerals Well-Rested Eye Brightener is by far the best product I’ve used to hide my dark circles. The title sort of says it all. It goes on light and doesn’t cake into the fine lines under my eyes. I can still remember the first time I put it on and I couldn’t stop staring at myself in the mirror. I was in awe.

m’s choice:

I am in love with Almay Smart Shade Anti -Aging concealer. I apply it every morning under my eyes before applying my foundation. I put a small amount of the product on my pinky finger, and start applying at the inner corner under my eye and working out, adding more in the darker areas. I then blend the concealer with a continuous dabbing motion while still using my pinky finger. You do not want to be rough with the skin around the eye area. The skin is very fragile and using the light touch of your pinky finger can help prevent unwanted wrinkles. The Almay Smart Shade concealer is very moisturizing, fights signs of anti-aging and has an added bonus with 20 SPF! A definite must here in south Florida! It definitely does the trick for me and always leaves me looking bright and well rested!

Tips:

  • When looking for an undereye concealer, try to find a color that’s a little bit lighter than your natural tone. Also, if you have dark, bluish circles, it helps to find a shade with a bit of a yellow tint to it to help balance the tones out.
  • Use a highlight color (I just use a white, shimmery eyeshadow) in the inner corner of your eye near the tear duct and also just below the outer half of your eyebrows. This really helps brighten and open up the look of your eyes.
  • When applying a liquid concealer, use little dabs of the product and tap repeatedly with your finger rather than rubbing to help blend the product in better.
  • Use extra care when applying product around your eye. The skin is very delicate and you do not want to cause premature wrinkles.

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m and c.

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Manicure Monday – Healthy Nails

I am at constant battle with my nails and trying to grow them out to be long and healthy. However, it seems like every time I think I’ve started to achieve healthy nails they immediately all start to break and peel and then I’m back at square one with awful looking nails/cuticles.  Today, I finally went a little youtube crazy and watched a ton of videos on healthy nails and found two that brought up points I think might actually help that I haven’t really heard before. I found the below photo on Pinterest and not only do I love the polish, but the length/shape/condition of those nails is how I eventually want mine to look on a regular basis.

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Killer Products – Frizz Fighters

m’s choice:

Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Ever Straight Flat Iron Spray

Even though it isn’t specifically a frizz fighter, it does exactly what I need. The spray includes Brazilian coconut oil and keratin proteins that seal and protect your locks. The avocado oils and cocoa butter smooth and tame those wild fly-aways without weighing down your hair. It keeps volume in my hair and doesn’t add that extra crunch or weight that gels do. I spray it on dry hair before I leave the house and it leaves my hairs smelling like coconuts all day!

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Killer Products – Mascara

Here at Bare Bones, we’re both a bit of makeup junkies and love testing out new products, especially when it comes to mascara. We know how disappointing it can be when you buy a new tube of mascara and it just doesn’t live up to the claims on the packaging, so here are a few of our favorite picks!

m’s Choice:

For awhile now, I have been using Maybelline Illegal Length. It goes on very smoothly, with very little clumps. As an added bonus it has micro fiber extensions that really grab on to your lashes and make them look longer! I was skeptical at first, but after using it the first time a noticed a difference. The fibers are like little extensions for your lashes! This mascara stays on all day no problem, with no smudging or running. I am really happy with it and will continue at purchase it at only $6 a tube available at most drug stores!


c’s Choice:

The most results I’ve ever seen from a mascara is from Benefit’s BAD gal Lash. This mascara is meant to create full, voluminous lashes, which it definitely does, and it gives some added length. However, at $19 a tube at Macy’s, it’s more of a “treat myself” kind of product.

When I don’t have the money to go for the BAD gal Lash, I’ve been leaning towards Neutrogena Healthy Lengths. It generally costs around $6-$8 at most drug stores. The reason I love this product is it’s meant to help stimulate growth in lashes while adding length with each application. Also, it goes on in a really smooth, shiny, extreme black color that really makes my eyes pop.

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