Thursday, June 26, 2014

My Go-To Summer Makeup Routine

Most summer days you can find me without a stitch of makeup on. If I am wearing makeup, it's most likely this look. This really is my go-to look because it's so fresh, simple, and easy. It's literally giving me life.

If you watch my video, you will notice I use my bronzer as my transition shade on my eye. This is a great trick for blending out any eyeshadow, but I love pairing it with the L'Oreal shadow for a warm and glowy, blown out look.

This L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Amber Rush is the perfect shadow for summer! Click here for more of my thoughts on this amazing shadow!

Products used in the video:

Foundation - Watch How I Applied HERE
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
NARS Laguna Bronzer
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Amber Rush
MAC Fix+
Covergirl Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown
Hard Candy Bronzer in Tiki
Benefit blush in Sugarbomb
Kardashian Beauty Joystick in Babydoll
NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie

If you try out this look or any others, be sure to use #makeupbyaundi so I can see! :)


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tips & Tricks | How to Match Your Foundation In the Summer

To find out my super quick tip, watch my video HERE! (And subscribe for more fun tips!)

This is a great tip if you're like me and tend to get a little darker in the summer and don't want a perfectly good bottle of foundation go to waste! 

Let me know if you'd like to see other videos of quick tips and tricks… I had fun making this quick little video for you guys!

If you missed my guest blog post sharing my Top 10 Tips & Tricks, check them out now! : )

I post lots of funsies in between videos and blogs on my Instagram. 
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Orange Is The New Red | Lipstick Trend

Orange lipstick is the hottest trend in Hollywood right now! There are plenty of orangey shades out there for you to find a tone that you're comfortable wearing. If orange is way outside your comfort zone, try a orange-toned red or even a coral color. I say the brighter, the better!

Watch my tutorial HERE! :)

Products used in the video:

MAC Fix+
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
MAC Painterly Paintpot
Lorac Pro Palette - taupe, sable, cream
Coastal Scents 88 Palette - random warm/orangey shade :)
Jordana Fabuliner
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown
elf Clear Brow Gel
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
Ardell Sweeties (natural false lashes)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Benefit Sugarbomb blush
Hard Candy Tiki Bronzer (used as highlight)
NYX Matte Lipcolor in Indie Flick

I hope you'll try out this lip trend! If you do, tag me on Instagram so I can see! @makeupbyaundi


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How To Get Rid Of Cold Sores Quickly

It's just the worst. Maybe it's picture day at school, maybe you have an important business meeting, or maybe you have a job interview... and you wake up with a cold sore. Yep, all those things have happened to me. I've been getting cold sores, also known as fever blisters, since I was in the 5th grade and while I realize I'm being slightly melodramatic, they are the WORST!

No, this is not a glamorous topic to blog about, but I really wish someone had shared this information with me a long time ago. I've tried just about every over-the-counter drug and home remedy out there and nothing worked for me... until a couple years ago. Oh what a glorious day. My sister-in-law told me she takes something called Lysine and hadn't gotten a fever blister in several years.

The next time I got that awful tingly feeling in my lip, I ran to the drugstore and picked up a bottle of Lysine (found in the Vitamin and Herbal Supplement aisle). I was shocked and so relieved by the results. Did it magically make my cold sore disappear? No. But it did drastically speed up the healing process. I am by no means a doctor nor do I know much about who should or shouldn't be taking Lysine. What I do know is Lysine is the only thing that has worked to heal my fever blisters quickly. 

The recommended dosage is 1000 mg per day if you're taking the supplement over a long period of time. While that would probably prevent the recurrence of fever blisters, I don't have the discipline to take it everyday. As soon as I start feeling one coming up, I take three (yes, three) 1000 mg pills with each of my meals. While 9000 mg a day may seem a bit over the top, the research I found confirmed that it was completely safe in order to treat the herpes virus.

I also found this Lysine balm to treat on contact in addition to the supplement. While I haven't noticed much of a difference by applying this, it does help sooth the irritation, and you can apply it liberally as needed.

When I used to get cold sores, the total time it lasted was nearly two weeks, from the first tingly feeling to no signs of a scab. Two weeks ago, I got my first fever blister in two years, and it lasted only 5 days. On the 6th day, there was no sign of a scab or anything.

I would recommend checking with your doctor before consuming a large amount of Lysine, but this is the only thing that has worked for me. I hope it works for you, too!