Summer Hairstyle Files: 2 Minute Headband Chignon for Chin Length Hair

2 Minute Headband Chignon

Today, I am going to be demonstrating how simple and easy the headband chignon truly is to achieve. One day this past week, I was thinking of a new way to fix my hair that I hadn’t yet tried before – and it hit me. The headband chignon became my mission, and I figured I would give the style a try and see if I loved it as much on me as I did on other people. I’m glad to say I totally love the style, and I will definitely be wearing it many more times this summer.


e.l.f. Beauty Bundle Service

Hi ladies!

For those of you who love e.l.f. cosmetics, I have some exciting news!

I wanted to point out to you all that e.l.f. Cosmetics offers a beauty subscription where they send out a beauty bundle box every eight weeks, and it contains $40+ worth of e.l.f. products each time! They are full sized products, and many times, you will receive brushes as well. For those of you who adore receiving other beauty boxes, such as Birchbox, Beauty Army, and et cetera, this is the perfect addition to your makeup arsenal. If you haven’t subscribed to the e.l.f beauty bundle as of yet, what are you waiting for? It’s only $19.99 per every 8 weeks, and is delivered to your door.

Here are some of the products you can expect to receive in an e.l.f. beauty bundle (photo courtest of Shassy on e.l.f. review section)
Here are some of the products you can expect to receive in an e.l.f. beauty bundle (photo courtesy of Shassy on e.l.f. review section)


DollBoxx – Your Newest Australian Addiction!

So, today I want to take a minute to highlight the fantastic company, Dollboxx. Dollboxx is based out of Australia, and offers up some of the most adorable and downright Sexy Bikinis I have seen to date. I love the color schemes, and the styles they have to offer. If you haven’t heard of them before, now is the time to check out their website!

The best part? They don’t only offer bikinis and swimwear – they also offer Sexy Beach Dresses, cover ups, and Funky Gym Wear like yoga pants and more! For a girl like me, I’m in love with their line.

They host tons of Sale Items as well – if you’re like me, you love a good bargain!

They offer a 10% discount code if you sign up for their VIP e-mail list, which of course is awesome.

Dollboxx has been seen in Cosmopolitan magazine, and they feature a wide variety of sizes and styles. I am definitely going to be placing my order with them very soon!

Check them out!

1920’s Skin Care: Then and Now


So, I am working on some posts for the Lionesse brand this week on the 1920’s beauty, fashion, hair and skin care world. Tonight, I stumbled on an incredibly entertaining read from a magazine – an issue of McCalls Magazine, February 1920, to be exact – and I read it, laughing at a few different points throughout. The article was written by actress Suzanne Sheldon, and to my surprise, much of the article was extremely on point with what doctors and dermatologists recommend today, such as getting in plenty of exercise and eating a balanced diet, as well as drinking 6-8 glasses of water today (which, we all know now is extremely beneficial – but we should all be opting for 8-10, in truth) while much of it was completely laughable. My, how times have changed!


E.L.F. Studio High Definition Powder – Best Setting Powder to Date!

Hi ladies!

So, I wanted to take a minute to talk about the e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder, my absolute favorite and must have powder to date. I have tried many, many setting powders, but none have given me the results that this particular product has.

For those of you who haven’t tried it, it’s an amazing translucent powder that goes on silky smooth, and gives the face a soft-glow effect, as if your face has been photoshopped. It’s seriously the best at hiding fine lines, wrinkles, and setting your makeup in place all day. It works really well when it comes to setting concealer in place. I also love it’s capabilities when it comes to setting foundation and other products such as eyebrow pencil or powder for the entire day! I love to use it over my finished makeup look, however – you can use it alone over a moisturizer to give the face a beautiful soft glow. I own the Sheer powder, however they also have them available in Shimmer and Corrective Yellow as well. The Shimmer powder is great if you want to use it as sort of a highlighter or need to brighten your face that day, and the Corrective Yellow works fabulously at disguising dark circles or pigmentation issues, such as from pregnancy or other skin conditions such as Rosacea.

I will now show you two photos – one without having used the powder, and one after I had.

This first picture is a done makeup look – without the powder. Although my face still looks shimmery, pretty, and great, you can still see the fine lines around my eyes and a couple blemishes. I did not take the first picture today, however.

The second picture is a picture I took on my phone – not the best quality, but there were no filters applied when I took the picture. I did take this one today. You can see the soft effect the powder has, and how it blends out any blemishes (which, by the way, I have a hormonal breakout today – and had at least 4 pimples at the time of this picture) and really enhances the look of my bronzer and blush.


Gorgeous stuff, right?

If you want to get the look, click the picture below to check it out and buy it for yourself! At only $6.00, you literally can’t beat the product. It’s become an absolute must have in my beauty routine, and it’s also being used by many makeup artists across the country due to it’s brilliance and ability to work as good as, if not better than, the competitor brands.
Have you used the e.l.f. High Definition Powder? Has it changed your mind about how you do beauty? How do you think it compares to the more expensive brands? Have I convinced you to give it a try? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Have a fabulous night, girls!


Fantastic Deal of the Week – ELF Cosmetics

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a fantastic deal when it comes to makeup. Personally, I believe ELF Cosmetics to be one of the best cheaper end brands, as they offer such a wide array of products from setting sprays, translucent powders, lip colors, eyeshadows, bronzers, and more. The line is perfect for those who are looking to begin doing their own makeup, as you can get a lot for a little bit of money.  They also have tons of colors to choose from with every product. This week, they are running a deal for FREE Shipping if you’re in the US if you spend $20 on their site. If you need to stock up on your ELF favorites, now is the time to do it! You can get a lot for just $20 from this brand.