Friday, May 6, 2016

3 Face Oils I Can't Live Without + Giveaway


Face oils has been all the craze lately and I've officially jumped on the bandwagon to see what the big deal was. Now, I haven't tried every single face oil on the market, but I've had my fair share of samples and what I've noticed is that they tend to smell a bit fishy, kinda like a grilled salmon salad on my face. I don't know about you guys, but I prefer to smell like roses rather than lunch. 


I've come across three face oils so far that I'm currently obsessed with. The first from Goldfaden MD, an all natural dermatologist developed skin care brand that I absolutely love! I've used several of their products in the past such as the Doctor's Scrub, it's a great exfoliant even for people with sensitive skin like me. Their Hands to Heart hand cream is probably the best I've ever used, smells great, totally keeps my hands hydrated, and best of all, it doesn't leave that yucky sticky feeling. When I found out they recently came out with a face oil, the Fleuressence Native Botanical Cell Oil, needless to say, I was very excited to give it a try! I've religiously been using it nightly and trust me when I say my skin glows when I get up! Any redness is heavily reduced and my skin feels plump and hydrated.


Secondly, Wendy over at Wendyslookbook.com was too kind and gave me the Biossance Rose Face Oil, she swore by it and after using it several times, I knew why. The rose scent was obviously very attractive and soothing not only on my skin, but my nose as well. This one would be great for people with oily skin as it sinks right into your skin and you can totally skip moisturizer! Bonus: it's currently on sale!

Lastly, my Rodial Snake Booster Oil has been perfect for the eye area. I've been using this mostly around my eyes because it "works to firm and tighten skin on a long-term basis," and obviously, who doesn't need that extra firm and tightening action right? The oil is a great addition to your regular eye care regimen as it adds that extra anti-aging factor!

Let me know if you guys are fans of face oils and which ones are your favorite!

GIVEAWAY
Goldfaden was generous enough to host a giveaway for you guys so you can try their products too, all you have to do is enter with the link on my Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/hausofcolor) profile, good luck! 



**Winner will be announced Monday 10am pst. here on my blog and the Instagram photo. Good luck! xx

Thursday, March 31, 2016

How To Get That Effortless Bed-Head Hair


We all lust over those effortless bed-head curls that looks so chic and natural, but we all know there's a little bit of work that goes into creating that effortless look. In today's tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to achieve these bouncy curls that'll last at least 3 days! 


My number one tip is to start with clean freshly washed hair. Use a shampoo and conditioner that not only helps with removing buildup, but give you tons of volume too! I've got the new TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System that has really changed how we're use to washing our hair.

Start with #1 (the pre-wash conditioner) to soften your hair. I know it's a little different than your normal routine, but conditioning your hair first makes it soft and silky before you cleanse. This also helps reduce the amount of products you need to use to achieve the desired look and keep it fresh, bouncy, and voluminous for days! Did I mention that it smells ahhmazingg too?!

Second, use the #2 bottle (the shampoo) to wash your hair, I usually shampoo twice to make sure I get all the unnecessary product build-up out of my hair. And since I already pre-washed with the conditioner, my hair's already soft and smooth!


Before I start styling, I like to use a little volumizer and work that into the roots of damp hair to give it some lift.  


Blow-dry as usual, and for this look, I'm going to use a 1.5 inch curling wand to give my hair those tousled waves. Wrap little sections of hair around the wand and alternate the curls towards your face and away from your face. This will give the look a very natural finish!


Run your fingers through your hair and don't be afraid to give it a little shake. The more effortless & messier looking, the better! These curls should last you a good 3 days since we didn’t overload on products and started with squeaky clean hair!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Date Night Makeup ft. HauteLook

When you're feelin' a lil sultry, bust out this look. A brown soft smokey eye and nude lips will give you all the seductive feels without a hint of you even trying! Not only is this such a great look for date night, I wouldn't hesitate recreating it for girls' night out either!


G I V E A W A Y!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

This giveaway will end 1/26 at 8pm PST.
There will be 2 winners total
→ 1 winner will receive the set of white + chrome brushes from Morphe.
→ 1 winner will receive all 3 palettes, the black brush set, and set of 3 black brushes from Morphe.

RULES:

1. Follow @HauteLook & @HAUSOFCOLOR on Instagram
2. Leave a comment here on my blog and let me know your go-to date night makeup look (don't forget to include your Instagram handle)!

Winners will be announced 1/27 at 8pm PST. here on my blog, good luck y'all!
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**UPDATE 1/27 9:35pm PST.**

A big thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway, if you didn't win this time around, no worries, there will be plenty of other giveaways in the near future! PS. sorry the announcement was a little late, do y'all still love me though? Winners:

→ Olivia Kennedy: set of white + chrome brushes from Morphe
→ Malina Miller: 3 paletees, black brush set, set of 3 black brushes from Morphe

Please email me your shipping address! myhausofcolor@gmail.com xx

Friday, January 1, 2016

Hello 2016!







Dress: Lulu's (XS) | Faux Fur Collar: Dynamite (sold out), similar at ASOS & TopShop | Bag: old | Shoes: Aldo (old), similar at Steve Madden via Nordstroms Lipstick: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monaco 

As I'm writing this blog post, it's currently 11:41 pm pst. December 31st, and I'm lying in bed listening to my personal curated playlist on Spotify. Typically, I'm out with friends to welcome the new year eating, partying, and celebrating away. This year however, I wanted a quiet evening at home, mainly because I'm paranoid of crowded places right now *insert scaredy cat emoji*... oh well.

2016 is rolling in in a few minutes and I wanted to reflect back on what this past year has meant to me. 2015 was an adventurous year full of amazing destinations: Dubai, Morocco, Venice, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, and so many more with the most unforgettable experiences! I've also been very blessed with the success of the growth of my youtube channel and blog and met so many great people along the way. I've exceeded my goals and expectations for 2015 and have nothing but high hopes for the upcoming year! 


A few things I wanted to share with you guys for 2016...

On taking the good with the bad:
"In this world, there are a lot of things that are beyond our control; but what you do have control over is how you react to whatever happens in your life." —Oprah Winfrey (choose to react positively!)

Keeping attainable expectations:
Go ahead and reach for the stars, but remember, even astronauts have to put in that work! 

On failure:
Don't be afraid to do something just because you're terrified of failing, failure is the stepping stone to success.

On moving forward:
Look ahead, you have a blank canvas in front of you, anything is possible.

On New beginnings:
Cheers, make 2016 the year of you!

Wishing you guys an abundant of health, happiness, success and nothing but the ultimate best and a fabulous new year!