It’s official. We still can’t get over the opening number to the 56th Grammy’s with Queen Bey and Jay Z. Another thing we can’t get over is the beauty trends that the stars were rocking. From Pompadours and side parts to pink lips and pastel makeup we were blown away.

Here are a few of our favorite beauty looks from the Grammys last night.

 

What were your favorite beauty looks of the evening?

 

I have always struggled with oily skin. It’s a family curse. Thanks, mom! Over the years, I’ve created a skin care and makeup regimen that cuts down on oil and leaves me with a great look. Try it out and see if it works for you, too.

I enjoy doing these first impressions because I love trying out new products. I recently saw this primer while I was shopping at Ulta so I thought I would try it out and let you all know what I thought. I go through phases where I use a face primer, but recently I’ve found that I’ve especially been in need of one. I find that my foundation has trouble lasting all day and my face ends up looking really shiny by the afternoon. This product claims to help with shine control, and after trying out this product and seeing the improvements in my skin, I feel as though this purchase was long overdue.

Well, if being a competitive figure skater for over 15 years has taught me anything, it’s how to choose makeup. I’ll admit I’m one of those girls who tries out every new makeup product on the market (with many facial-faux pas stories to boot). The result of my obsession? My gigantic orange makeup bag chock full of things I  never wear (apparently full-on dark smoky eyes are not exactly the style for Catholic high school who knew?). I am happy to say, however, that I have come up with a system to handle my stuffed-to-the-brim orange bag.

The idea of putting honey on my face as a mask was actually terrifying to me. I didn’t see how slapping on a sticky condiment could make my skin clearer or more moisturized. It turns out, this substance made for one of the most moisturizing face masks I’ve ever used.

The hair gods have answered my prayers. I’ve found a live-in conditioner that actually works. Unlike other products I’ve used, I can see a difference in my hair when I don’t use this product. It’s the TRESemmé Leave-in Conditioning Spray from their Split Remedy line and it’s amazing.


Credit to Debenhams

You probably wouldn’t ever see me wear this colossal bow on my head. Or any bow, for that matter. If there’s one outfit component I’m willing to skip out on, it’s usually hair accessories. But there’s something about the summer season that makes me want to bedazzle my hair a bit — in a way that’s glamorous and effortless for an everyday look.

I recently had my nails painted at a salon and was very disappointed when the next day I noticed that they were already starting to chip. Why pay all that money when it doesn’t even last, I thought to myself? I’ve gotten artificial nails before, but I began considering it gain after this mishap. My nails are in really ruff shape at the moment and I want something that is going to disguise them. But before I take any further steps, I wanted to make a pro and con list for getting artificial nails. I hear lots of rumors about how bad they are for your nails and health, so I want to make sure I’m making the right decision first. But which is better, gel or acrylic? Good thing I’m weighing the pros and cons of both!

The other day I was strolling the beauty aisles at a store near my house. I was wandering around looking at the different eyeliners, face washes and my favorite, nail polishes. Then something caught my eye–A giant nail polish display toting textured nail polishes.

I’ve always loved nail polish, but I’ve always been a little hesitant to branch beyond just strictly changing my nail polish color to more exciting things like polka dots and painted tips. I mean, I’ve finally just mastered painting my right hand with my left hand and that alone was an accomplishment for me. But, I follow a few nail art related accounts on Instagram and it’s clear that simply painted nails aren’t cutting it anymore. So, I’ve made it my goal to branch out this summer and give into the current nail trends. What exactly are the nail trends for summer you may be asking? Check them out below!

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