The Best Fall Lipstick Color: Burgandy

Let’s talk  fall’s hottest lipstick color, burgundy, shall we? You can call it oxblood or wine-stained (when blotted down)…whatever you want to call it, burgundy lipstick is hot for fall. If you are much of a red-wine connoisseur, you will be happy to know that the bold-burgundy and wine-tinted lips, are very much on trend for fall as seen on the Fall 2014 Rebekkah Minkoff and Anna Sui runway shows. And, of course, on the lips of celebs like Lorde (burgundy is always on trend for Lorde though…soo). Also, by wearing a bold-burgundy or wine-stained lip color, you can blend together your post-wine-lip with your lip color. Brilliant. 

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And, if you are terrified about actually wearing this burgundy lip trend, have no fear- with all of the chubby lipstick pencils and squeezable tubes, there is a burgundy lip color for every lipstick-comfort-zone, and skill level.

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The Bold– If you feel like you want to be bold with your burgundy lipstick color, do it with precision. First, line your lips with a burgundy lip pencil like the REVLON ColorStay lip-liner in Wine/Vin and smudge it into your lips. Next, top your lips with a burgundy lip color, blot it down, and then apply again. For the most precise lip line, apply your lip color with a lipstick brush. My current favorite burgundy lipsticks are Wolvesmouth by Kat Von D and Mulberry by Bite Beauty.

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The Every Day—So maybe you are not into having the boldest lips on the block, but you still want to be on the burgundy lipstick-bandwagon- I got you covered. Try using an actual burgundy lip stain like the NYC Smooch Proof lip stain in Berry Long Time or the MILANi Power Lip, gloss-stain-hybrid, in Cabaret Blend. It’s classy, pretty, and won’t accidentally smudge in places you don’t want it to. l

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The On the Go- You know those chubby lipstick pencils that are super trendy right now? Yeah, you need one of those, but in a wine-stained, burgundy lip color. Check out the tarte lipsurgence in moody. Or if you are more of a gloss-girl, try the Burts Bee’s Natural Lip Shine in Pucker. This is the best way to get your burgundy lipstick fix in an easy-to-use way. 

Will you be wearing the burgundy lipstick trend for fall?

xo,

Kendra

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Hallmark Value Cards

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I am a gift person; I love giving thoughtful gifts that I know people will love. One of the most important parts of gift giving is to include creative card ideas that are perfect for the person I am giving them to.

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 My side of the family is huge (as in 24 people to buy gifts and cards for, for every occasion), and let me tell you, card giving adds up. But thanks to Hallmark #valuecards, I can spend the usual $5.00 per card on some pretty polish, or beauty product to add to the gift.

Personally, the perfect gift would always include some type of beauty product. Why can’t every person just love beauty products as much as me?

Dang it.

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Today I have teamed up with #CollectiveBias to tell you how you can save money on cards, and have a little extra cash for other important things, like lipstick and nail polish.

In addition to the Hallmark Value cards that range from $.47 to $.97 cents, you can actually be rewarded for purchasing cards with the Hallmark Cards Reward Program. For every 5 Hallmark cards you buy at Walmart, you’ll earn a reward. With that price, you and I can definitely add some beauty products to every gift from here on out (weather they like it or not).

 

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So, next time you looking for the perfect card, at the perfect price, make sure you check out Connections from Hallmark to sign up for Hallmark Rewards, and to see great content from other bloggers. Join in the #ValueCards conversation on Twitter!

 

Have a great day my beauty-product-hoarding friends!

 

Xo,

Kendra

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MTV VMA Awards and Beauty #looksthatrock

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CVS. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own. 

I am just going to be honest (major shocker).  The VMA’s are here and I might be a tad more excited about the bombshell eyes and silky-smooth legs of my favorite celebrities as they walk the red carpet on August 24th, over the music videos. I can’t wait to see all of the different #looksthatrock at the VMA’s. (Hello Katy Perry…your makeup and style is always on par.)

Is this bad?

As a makeup artist, beauty blogger, and overall beauty addict, I guess this totally makes sense.

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 This year, it’s not just going to be the celebrities showing off their red-carpet-ready beauty looks. With the help of CVS, I was able to show off some of the hottest P&G beauty product essentials with a few of my friends and family, to create our own looks that rock. With products from Covergirl, Olay Regenerist, Crest, and Venus Gilette, we are going to have it going on for the VMA’s.

 

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 For this VMA viewing party, each of my girlfriends received a a fun beauty kit that included a ton of really awesome beauty products. Here is what they got:

  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous  Mascara
  • COVERGIRL Outlast Illumina Lip Color
  • Crest 3D White Toothpaste
  • Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl
  • Venus Snap razor
  • $25 CVS Gift Cards

 

Check out our #looksthatrock, and what my friends and family loved about these beauty product essentials.

 

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My sister, Kristi, loved her sexy lashes and the dual sided brushes of the Covergirl Bombshell Mascara. Step one gave her extreme volume, and step two added the drama.

 

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As a busy mom of three, Jessica loved the Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl and how it instantly brightened her under-eyes. (Actually, I think we all loved this one!)

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While I love cosmetics, I am literally obsessed with the venus snap razor. It is compact, easy to travel with, and works incredibly well to give me silky and soft legs.

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My mom loved the COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow because it was easy to apply, stayed amazingly well, and will pair well with a ton of other makeup colors. 

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According to Tera, the COVERGIRL Outlast Illumina Lip Color stayed for-ev-er on her lips. This is the reason why she loves it, I love it, my mom loves it, and your lips will love it.

Now that you have seen our red-carpet-ready looks that rock, using the beauty-products that rock, make sure to tune into the MTV Video Music Awards and join me for the #LOOKSTHATROCK Twitter Party that will be taking place on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 5:00-6:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM–9:00 PM EST.

Which celebrity will you be watching out for during the VMA’s? Make sure to share it all with me live during the twitter party!

xo,

Kendra

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CVS.

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Nude Makeup Look For Fall 2014

One of the hottest makeup looks for Fall 2014 is to have a nude makeup look. This doesn’t mean rolling out of bed and going to work with your mascara from last week still on your lashes. No, no. This is a very polished, power-house makeup look that means nothing but business.

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Keeping your fall makeup simple means excellent brows that shape your face, flawless skin, and a touch of makeup. This is one of those no makeup, makeup looks.

 

Here is how you can get the nude makeup look.

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1} Did you see the glowing skin tutorial from a few days ago? Go check that out on how to get the  glowing skin for fall 2014.

 

2} With a pale shimmery eyeshadow, highlight right underneath your brow bone and into your tear duct.

 

3} Next, sweep a medium brown eyeshadow into the contour of your eyes. This should be just enough to bring some dimension to your eyelid.

 

4} With the same brown eyeshadow and an angled liner brush, sweep right underneath the outer half of your lower lash-line.

 

5} After you curl your lashes and apply mascara.

 

 

6) Last, finish your nude makeup look with either chapstick or gloss and you have a power-house nude makeup look.

 

Makeup I Used

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1} Jouer Cosmetics Age Repairing Brightener for to brighten under the eyes.

2} Light Brown eyeshadow from Jouer Cosmetics.

3} Japonesque eyelash curler.

4} Rimmel Accelerator Endless Mascara.

Do you like having a nude makeup look for fall? Or do you prefer pops of color?

 

Xo,

Kendra

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