Articles By Daisy Sanders

NAILS | GRAFFITI

It’s been forever since I’ve sat down and spent some time on my nails. I am that girl who hates spending money on getting my nails done because I went through cosmetology and know how to do them myself. I originally got into the beauty field because of my passion for nail art. Funny how little things like that blossomed into what I do today. I guess you can say, no matter what I do, I am drawn to color and design.

For longevity, I sandwich my polish with the CND Base and Top Coat and use the heat lamp for those two items only. The regular polishes have to dry between each step to get the best color payoff.

I used the Essie Polish, in “Clambake” for the base color. It is definitely in the top 5 of my fave polishes. Then made random thick stripes/slashes of color using “The More the Merrier”

I used the O.P.I. color “DS Radiance” to add a bit of sparkle and texture.

The Kiss Nail Art Paints have long thin brush applicators that are perfect for creating thin lines and dots. The pack I own came with 3 colors. Black, white, & silver. I’ve had them in my collection for years! Today I only used the black and white to add extra details.

I apologize for the fuzzy images. I am in middle of switching up my photography setup and I really wanted to get this post up.

LOOK OF THE DAY | POP OF TEAL

Something fun for summer.

EYES
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Tartelette In Bloom palette
Maybelline Eye Studio “Gutsy Green” Quad
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout mascara
Stila Liner “Turquoise”
KatVonD liner “Eyegasm”
Brows: Ulta Brow Tint in Deep

FACE
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte foundation
Maybelline Fit Me concealer (under eyes)
Estee Lauder Stay in Place concealer in Light to highlight face
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Finish powder
KVD Shade Light palette
E.L.F. blush quad
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit

LIPS
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place lip liner in “Rose”
Milani Lipstick in Naturally Nude Creme
ColorPop lipgloss “Bestie”

LOOK OF THE DAY | MAC IT OUT

EYES
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
MAC shadows in Soft Brown, Texture, Sketch, Plum Dressing, Vex, PHLOOF!
Makeup Geek Corrupt shadow
MAC Smolder liner
Estee Lauder Sumptuos Infinite mascara
Brows: Ulta Brow Tint in Deep & Soft black shadow

FACE
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation Desert Beige Mixed with Tawny.
Tarte Shape Tape concealer in Light Medium Honey (under eyes)
Estee Lauder Stay in Place concealer in Light to highlight face
MAC skinfinishes in Light & Medium Plus
KVD Setting Powder
MAC blush in Cantaloupe
MAC Soft & Gentle highlight

LIPS
NYX Y2K liner
MAC lipstick in “Smoked Purple”
MAC lipstick in “Sophisto”

SKINCARE | CLARISONIC MIA 2

I cannot believe I have never mentioned this device before. The Clarisonic Mia has been in my cleansing routine for at least 8 years now. I love how it exfoliates my skin as it breaks up dirt and buildup from deep within my pores. Because of it’s use, products are able to better penetrate my skin keeping it clear and smooth. My first one, the original Mia, broke on me about 6 months back and I didn’t have the extra funds to go out and repurchase. I thought that I’d be okay without it in my routine for a bit since I only use mine around 2 or 3 times a week. WRONG! I started noticing the effects of living without it within 3 months. By 5 months, I had to immediately repurchase. I noticed my fine lines on my forehead were getting deep and my pores around my nose were starting to darken. It took about a couple months of use after getting my new one to counteract the issues that arrived without it’s use. Because of my personal experience with this tool I am, and always will be, a believer in it.

 Originally, I wanted to purchase the Clarisonic Smart Profile Face and Body. Due to an awesome sale at Dillard’s, I ended up purchasing the Mia 2 for a cool $99.00. It came as a kit with it’s original sensitive brush head, a deep pore cleansing brush head, a charger, a travel case, and a small trial size of their cleanser. I’m not a fan of their cleanser and opt to use either my Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean face wash or Neutrogena Naturals face wash with it. And my skin is super sensitive so I usually use mine with the Luxe Cashmere brush head. I haven’t tried the deep pore cleansing head yet. I am waiting for summer to give it a shot.

TIP: Make sure to use a face cleanser that “does not” have any exfoliating particles in it.

HOW I USE IT: Mine is kept in the shower and I use it about 2 times a week in the winter with the Luxe Cashmere or Radiance brush head. And around 3 times a week in the summer with the sensitive skin brush head, when my skin tends to get dark spots from the sun.

  

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