3 girls, 1 blog, and the pursuit of making everyday more beautiful

3 girls, 1 blog, and the pursuit of making everyday more beautiful

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gotta Have It

Hi everyone, so I haven't written in awhile and I'm really sorry. So, today I'm going to do a post on everything I'm using or wanting to use that's beauty related (a lot of this stuff is great for homecoming).

You can't see it here, but I'm obsessed with this new eye shadow color from Bare Escentuals. It's called Masquerade and its the prettiest blue I've ever seen. The funny thing is, I don't usually like blue eye shadow, but I love this one. It's not as pretty online as it is in person, but check it out here.

I just got this new perfume. Its by Taylor Swift and smells AMAZING! But, I have to confess, I bought this perfume for the bottle, not the smell. Its just so darn pretty. Get it here.

I don't have this yet, but I'm obsessed with sparkles, so I just have to try it. It looks simple enough and really pretty. Its also cheap. Get it here.

Last, but not least, is the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. I've been wanting this for a looooong time. I'm not positive if it works and that's why I want to try it (if anyone knows, please tell me). You can get it here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Brights on the Bottom

     I was asking my friend what she would like to read on the blog. She said she wanted to know whether or not jeans in different colors were still in. My personal answer? YES! And, I’m pretty sure the fashion world agrees. So, I’m going to show you how to rock the “bright on the bottom” look.


Purple: I love this tri-colored tank from Forever21. It has the some tones/ color family as the purple without having purple actually in it…does that make sense? Or pair it with a cream sweater for a more feminine look.

Electric Blue: The blue jeans are so bright, it’s better to go with natural colors like this grey sweater or this loose cream tee. Pair it with some cute flats or even converse.

Red: I love this red color! Isn’t it gorgeous? Pair it with greys to make sure it pops! (note: just STAY AWAY from green! You don’t want to end up looking like Christmas!)

I hope this gives you the confidence to make your jeans a little brighter! More tutorials and fun stuff on the way! Remember to enter the contest! For rules and all of that fun stuff, go here! Remember to comment! We love to hear from you!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Friend or Foe?

Ok, I know, I know, it’s been FOREVER! But, in my defense I’m a pretty busy person. Plus, I have the contest that I am moderating (keep up the great posts and ideas!) When you’re busy, and stressed, what happens? That’s right! Break-outs! So what do I do when those unfriendly little blemishes pop up? Well, Carey briefly talked about covering up blemishes in the post yesterday. She also said that we both use that new Neutrogena concealer. I personally LOVE it! Not only does it cover really well, it actually helps fight off your break-outs! Make sure to pick out your right color though. (Seems obvious, but you would be surprised…)
                Another one of my tricks is “The Original Alpha Hydrox” by Avon. It’s like magic in a bottle. I put it on my trouble areas at night, and when I wake up, I feel like they are at least 50% better!
                For an airbrushed look, after you cover your blemishes and put on some concealer, use a powder in your skin tone and sweep it all over your face. It gives you a final “air brushed” look.

Ok, well, hope this helps when the unexpected break-outs come up! I have a great fashion post coming up! Also, look out for some awesome make-up tutorials! Remember to enter the contest! For official rules and guidelines go here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Zits Be Gone

       Everyone gets zits. But, not everyone knows how to cover them. So, I'm going to have a little zit 101 for you. Let's get started.

  • First of all WASH YOUR FACE! I use Philosophy Purity face wash. I then follow up with Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturizer. It moisturizes while fighting zits. This is my routine, but everyone needs to find their own.
  • Then use some type of spot treatment on the zit you want to cover.
  • After that find a concealer that matches your skin tone, but with green undertones. Green hides the redness of the zit.
  • Cover the zit on all sides with the concealer
  • Finally use loose powder to set the concealer

Also, if you think you want to buy this, Neutrogena has a skin clearing blemish concealer. It fights zits while covering it. Emma and I use the Neutrogena skin clearing foundation too. Check it out here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Newest Look

      Lately, I've been trying different makeup looks that work the best for me. I found one look that is super simple and looks great on me. I wanted to share it with everyone. However, it may not look good on everyone so try it out first, and then if it looks great, flaunt it! Here it is:

For Day:

  1. use concealer on under eye circles and blemishes
  2. swipe concealer on your eyelid like eyeshadow
  3. line the upper lash line in black and wing it out slightly
  4. dust a shimmery white shadow on the tear ducts and brow bones
  5. put on your favorite black mascara
For Night:
  1. mix liquid foundation and moisturizer on your hand and then rub all over the face evenly (gives a dewy look)
  2. sweep a light gray or brown shadow on the eyelid
  3. blend a darker shade of gray or brown into the crease
  4. line the upper lash line in black and wing it out slightly
  5. dust a shimmery white shadow on the tear ducts and brow bones
  6. use the same shimmery white shadow to line the water line (inner lower lash line)
  7. put on your favorite black mascara

    I hope you like this post and please enter our contest! We also need suggestions for the blog so don't hesitate to comment or email us! We could really use your input.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

We Need You!

         Do YOU have the next most popular blog post idea? If you do, leave it in the comments or email it to us at www.fashandfrost@gmail.com . YOU could be responsible for the next post! Want even more? Instead of just giving us an idea, you can write your own and be a guest post! All entries by September 23rd! Winner will be announced soon after that!
Can’t wait to see what all of you lovey ladies come up with!
Emma and Carey 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tops Knots

                One of the newest trends in hair is the top knots (sometimes known as fun buns). They keep you cool in the summer and the style is just flirty and fun. For those of you who don’t know what top knots are, they are pigtail buns on the top of your head. Here’s how to do it:
1.       Part your hair the way you like and brush it out
2.       Take one side and pull it into a high ponytail
3.       Do the same to the other side
4.       Next wrap the ponytail around the base, into a ballerina bun
5.       Do the same to the other ponytail
6.       Pin any lose hairs with bobby pins
          I hope this was a helpful post. I love the fun bun look. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but will soon and let you know how it goes. Comment below!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dazzle Me

Right now, aside from blue eyeliner, I’m really into sparkly eye shadow. My favorite is part of the Sephora Collection in Carine 26.
Here are my two favorite ways to wear it:
First Way:
Down Toned
1.       Sweep a nude all over your lid
2.       Dab a little white shadow in the inner corner of your eye
3.       Sweep white shadow on your brow bone
4.       Put on your favorite black or grey eyeliner on your upper and lower lid
5.       Take an angles brush and carefully line the sparkly shadow under your lower lashes. Get as close to your lashes as possible.
6.       Put on your favorite mascara

Second Way:
Party Time
1.       Sweep a nude all over your lid
2.       If your sparkle eye shadow is a skin tone or earthy tone, sweep it all over your lid. If not, work it into the crease
3.       Sweep a white or your nude shadow on your brow bone
4.       Follow steps 4-6 in “Toned Down”

Hope this gives you some inspiration for school or even a dance! Sparkle and metallic is all over the runway this season!
Comment or email us! We love to hear from you!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Look Cute, Stay Warm

         First of all, I'm so sorry for not posting in a few days. I just got back to school, so I've been a little a busy.  Anyway, I have to say that I'm not a jacket person. There are really cute ones, but they tend to be hard to find, and I just like not having to worry about them. But, as it gets colder I really do need them, so here are a few jackets that are perfect for this fall.

The first jacket I picked out can't be shown (darn american eagle!). Look at it here. I think this would look cute as a jacket, but also as part of your outfit. It would especially look great over a dress worn with boots.

I love this jacket! I actually have a similar one to this from Hollister. There's just something about brown leather bombers that makes me fall in love. They look cute with everything. Also, this jacket is perfect for those of you who don't believe in wearing real leather. Get it here.

This next jacket also can't be shown. I love this jacket because it has a sort of boyish feel, but its structured. Its perfect for those with a sporty style. Its perfect as an addition to an outfit or for after soccer practice. Check it out here.

I love this jacket. It has a New York City feel to it. Its just a classic. 'Nuff said. Get it here.

     I hope this post was helpful to the people like me who don't like jacket shopping. Comment below or email us. We love hearing from you!


Quick! Make- Up your Mind!

First of all, sorry that there hasn't been a post in so long! We try to alternate days but, with school and sports and whatnots, we might alternate every other day. I thought it was Carey's turn, but it looks like she hasn't posted so I guess I will go again. So, here it is:
With school starting, its time again for early mornings and rushed routines! So, why not have a list of different make-up ideas ready? I have come up with two that I use to show you.

Morning Blues
I recently read on thebeautydepartment.com that blue looks good on anyone, with any eye color!

First Option:
-          Rim you lower eyelash line and upper eyelash line with a blue (any color you want!) eyeliner.
-          Sweep a nude color all over your lid
-          Take a darker nude color and work it into the crease and and blend it into outer corner of your eye.
-          Swipe on your favorite mascara (we are obsessed with Mousse Mascara from covergirl)
-          Favorite lip gloss
-          Cover any blemishes

Quicker Option:
-          Rim you lower eyelash line and upper eyelash line with a blue (any color you want!) eyeliner.
-          Sweep nude all over your lid
-          Swipe on your favorite mascara
-          Cover any blemishes
-          Go!

Rise and Shine
In the morning, its hard to look perky if your half asleep… until now.

First Option:
-          Put  on a brown liner on the bottom rim of your eye
-          Sweep a nude eye shadow all over your eye.
-          Put a light nude or white eyeshadow in the corner of your eye
-          Put that same eye shadow on your brow bone
-          Rim that sane eyeshade under your bottom lash line with an angled brush
-          Cover up any blemishes

Second Option:
-          Put  on a brown liner on the bottom rim of your eye
-          Sweep a nude eye shadow all over your eye.
-          Put a light nude or white eye shadow in the corner of your eye
-          Put that same eye shadow on your brow bone
-          Cover up any blemishes

Of course, washing your face and using a good moisturizer before you put on any make-up is extremely important! I hope you will use these looks! Let us know what you think! If you want,  send or comment with your morning make-up routine!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hey! Hows Your Hair?

       As I was looking through some of the posts on Fashion and Frosting, I noticed two things. One: I feel these posts are really helpful and two: We don’t do nearly enough on hair! I mean come on! Your hair style can make or break an outfit. So, I will be doing more hair post from now on (3 are underway as you are reading this). First I am going to be talking about things I use in my hair, things I used, and things I want to use.

In my hair:

Right now I am in love with the “dry shampoo” by Tresemme. For those of you that don’t know what dry shampoo is, I’ll tell you! It may sound kinda gross, but it’s actually good to not wash your hair every night. Actually, it’s even good to not wash it every other night. So, I bet now you’re thinking “Ok, so if I don’t wash my hair, it’s going to get greasy and gross!” Well, that’s where the dry shampoo comes in! You just put the foam in your hands (it says 3 but I use around 4 because I have thick hair) and work it through your hair. It lifts the oil and gross things but, leaves the things your hair needs that you normally take out when you wash it!

“Iron Guard” by Chi. So, I can’t afford a Chi hair straightener, (all though Carey has one and if you’re have the money, is so worth it!) but that doesn’t mean I don’t use their protecting spray! The only thing I do not like about it is, it makes my hair all stiff. If I don’t straighten a section enough, or if the hair doesn’t get hot enough, the product doesn’t burn out, and leaves my hair stiff and gross. I haven’t tried a different spray, so I can’t say whether or not I love this one, but I will definitely be buying a different brand soon!

Tresemme Smooth and Shine shampoo and conditioner. Can conditioners actually do the things they say they will on the bottle? I mean, even though I bought this knowing it wasn’t going to make my hair magically different, I was still hoping that it would show a little change. Maybe it’s the brand? If you know of a brand that does what they say they will, please email us, or comment! I would LOVE to know!

Used to be in my hair:
Herbal Essences. Ok, so if I thought my Tresemme didn’t work, this didn’t work times a million! I bout the straightening shampoo and I swear, it made my hair curlier! Uhg!
Imagine this if you will: A young girl, about 12 or 13 years old, walking into Ulta to buy her very first straightener! Which one should she choose? She didn’t know so she goes up and asks the person at the counter for help. The person said she should get the Zoey Straightener and so the little girl, excited as can be, spent about $60 on it. She goes home and uses it just to find that… it doesn’t straighten hair. That’s right, I think it actually made my hair puffier! Don’t buy it. Another waste of money.

What I Want to Buy:
I don’t mean to disappoint, but the only thing that is on my list right now is a good curling iron. I need like a 1’’ barrel and I’m still looking for one. (If you have any suggestions, by all means contact us!)

I hope this helped a little and if it didn’t, well then I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my hair product hits and misses! I will have more hair things on the way! Megan’s Corner and a new make-up tutorial are coming soon!