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Female Side-Burn Love

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re all having an amazing start of the week so far! Today, I have something a little different I wanted to talk about. It’s sideburns.

At my job, a customer told me I should get my sideburns waxed. Mind you, we weren’t having a conversation about that at all. She just randomly said it, and it made me feel insecure, like middle-school all over again.

But that feeling only lasted for a second, because I remembered that I had waxed them back in middle school, and had absolutely hated it. So that’s what I told her, and she said that I should still think about it. She did it and it changed her life, apparently. Just letting you guys know, this is a white, blonde woman telling this to me. I’m a medium-tan olive complexion, with black hair.

That interaction really irked me. I don’t really like when people you don’t know try and tell you what to do, you know what I mean.

Anyway, back on topic. Female sideburns. Now it’s 2017, a great time for female hair growth. The brows, lashes, legs, pits, so why can’t ┬ásideburns be on that list too? Well guess what, they’re on mine.

I used to feel really ugly back in my younger days, surrounded by gorgeous blonde girls, who virtually had no hair. When I started wearing makeup, was when I noticed my sideburns.

I begged my mom to let me wax them, and let me tell you, worst experience ever! I can stand the pain because I used to get my eyebrows waxed, (threaded now). But, the aftermath was the worst. I had little, irritated, red bumps and the hair started growing back coarse. It was more obvious when they were growing back because it was like black dots on my face. Super itchy and annoying, and makeup couldn’t cover it.

Eventually, I learned to accept and actually like my sideburns. Honestly, I looked weird without them.

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And, it made me feel better to know that many of my favorite celebrities also loved their sideburns. Like Aishwarya Rai and Alia Bhatt, (pictured below), two really great Bollywood actresses.

 

If you want to get rid of your sideburns, go for it. What I want you to take away from this post, is do it because you want to, not because some judgmental person put it into your head. Also, be prepared and exfoliate so you don’t get those nasty red bumps like I did.

I’d love to know your thoughts on this! Thanks so much for reading!

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Dead Frida Kahlo Halloween Tutorial

Hello all!
I thought it would be fun to do a Frida Kahlo inspired Halloween look, so I hope you guys enjoy. My video on how I did it is below!

I already had my foundation and concealer done, so I started with my eye makeup. 

I primed my lids with the NYX White Eyeshadow Base. I used to NYX Dubai palette to create a gold look, with some burgundy that added depth. You can check out the video to see the exact colors. Then, I used a dark brown eyeshadow as a false liner, to add some smoke to the look. I also added some lashes from the Dollar Tree.


I moved onto the distinct Frida Kahlo brows. I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ebony to achieve the look. In the middle of the video, I was going to leave a little gap, but at the end, I decided to go all out and make it a unibrow. 

The next step is optional, depending if you want a haunted look, or just be a normal Frida Kahlo. If you want the haunted look, skip this step. It’s the contouring/blush part. In her pictures, Frida has a strong affinity for her blush, and contour/bronzor. So I used my Elf Blush and Bronzor duo to achieve this look, as well as adding more a pink blush with my Mac Blush in Pinch Me. 

For the haunted Frida look, you need white and black face paint. I used a cheap makeup sponge and applied the white paint to the bottom half of my face and neck. 

As I waited for it to dry, I did my hair. I did two low pigtails, then pulled each pigtail to the opposite side and secured then with a bobby pin. If you look at (time) in the video, that’s where I do the hair.

Then, I moved onto the flower “headband”. I just cut the stems off of some fake flowers from the Dollar Store and stuck then in my hair, to create a fake flower headband. It worked very well!


Back to the face, I used a small, liqud liner applicator, and created a long mouth, and added vertical lines through it. I also blacked out my nose.

And that’s about it for the look. My outfit was just a simple, black maxi dress. I added a large scarf, as my shawl, because Frida wore shawls a lot. I added some gold, dangly earrings and called it a day. 


Hope you guys enjoyed the look! Happy Halloween!