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10.31.2014

Happy Halloween!

Hello Loves! For everyone who gets excited about costumes & facepaint, Happy Halloween! I'm keeping it low-key today, no big plans since I have a slew of clients today. Make sure to check me out on instagram  (@beauty_withatwist) to see what I come up with!

I love to challenge myself when it comes to makeup, so I decided to play around with covering my brows and more masculine contouring. I also was inspired by Stromae video for "Tous les mêmes", check it out (so good!) 


Here is the uber femme side. I covered my brows using the glue stick method, which needs some more practice. Honestly I debated whether or not to edit the brow. Ultimately I decided against it, plus I don't have photoshop... 

● I then drew them in using Anastasia dip brow in Chocolate. 
● I used Ardency Inn Custom Coverage Concentrate, as a full coverage foundation
● Contoured my face using elf powder in Coco 
● Eyes were done using the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, Ardency Inn Punker eyeliner and Illamasqua Vow pencil on the waterline.
● Over drew my lips using OCC lip tar in NSFW,  and please forgive me, I forgot which blush I used...

I used a curling wand for a Jessica Rabbit/ Veronica Lake feel.


I can't lie, it felt so weird looking at myself like this. I feel like I looked like a younger version of my dad, haha!

● I used the same Ardency Inn foundation, opting to really sheer it out, letting my freckles show.
● Brows were filling using Billion Dollar Brows Universal pencil, much thicker than my brows.
● Contoured using the same powder but focusing on the forehead & jawline.
● I smudged Urban Decay eyeshadow in Faint all around the eye, mimicking natural darkness. 
● Five O'clock "shadow" was done using Urban Decay Crave, stippled on.

So there you have it! Any fun costumes? Drop a comment!

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10.02.2014

It Started with HELLO

* Sponsored post

 Hello Loves!

  When Lindt HELLO offered to sponsor today's post, one of their chocolate bars caught my eye, the Strawberry Cheesecake bar! It's not only because I like cheesecake but it reminds me of a story...

   A question I get ALOT is "How did you meet your husband?" Well, here goes... A long time ago (almost 10 years ago!), I was working as a waitress in a diner and I noticed I would see the same guy everyday! I would always start with "HELLO, what can I get you to drink?" and end with "Would you like any dessert?" The answer was always yes (and it was strawberry cheesecake - see where I'm going with this). Eventually, we decided to hang out and I found out that the reason he came everyday was because he hated cooking, haha. And almost 10 years later, we're still hanging out...


The Lindt HELLO collection is inspired by classic treats, like Strawberry Cheesecake. Other flavors include Caramel Brownie, Crunchy Nougat, and Cookies and Cream. In case you couldn't tell in the first pic, this chocolate bar is pretty big! As for the flavor? Totally tastes like strawberry cheesecake (creamy & tangy) and super yummy!

The Lindt HELLO collection can be enjoyed 3 different ways:
- Sticks – The Lindt HELLO sticks are trendy treats designed for chocolate lovers on-the-go. With six tasty squares you can savor one by one or enjoy all at once, the sticks are just the right size for satisfying those afternoon cravings.

- Bars – Lindt HELLO Bars are not your ordinary candy bars.  The ten luxuriously filled squares that make up a HELLO bar – each covered in irresistibly smooth premium chocolate – are bite-sized packages of delight for your taste buds.

- Mini-Stick Bags – Taste, share and love!  Each bag is filled with bite size Mini Sticks – perfect for sharing with friends or spoiling yourself with the occasional (or daily) chocolate treat.


I couldn't help being inspired and coming up with some super sweet nail art! I decided to go with some water marbling, since strawberry cheesecake usually has pretty drizzling/marbling on top. I used essie Marshmallow & Lollipop, please excuse the clean up!

Also check out the AWESOME sweepstakes the Lindt It Started with Hello collection is sponsoring. Visit the Lindt HELLO Sweet Connections page and enter your email address. Be sure to come back here and enter daily to increase your chances of winning!

Here are the prizes:

Week 1: Table for Two (9/10 – 9/16)
• Dinner & a movie with the +1 of your choice!

Week 2: Double the Fun (9/17 – 9/39)
• Say HELLO to a fun double date night + Lindt HELLO chocolate for dessert

Week 3: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (9/24 – 9/30)
• Enjoy a shopping spree with the girls + yummy Lindt HELLO Chocolate!

Week 4: Sweet Staycation (10/1 – 10/7)
Lindt HELLO treats you to a pampered night in – movies, books + chocolate!

Week 5: Besties Reunion (10/8 – 10/14)
• Reconnect with your bestie at the spa for a day + Lindt HELLO chocolate to sweeten the deal.

* No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 years or older (19 in AL or NE and 21 in MS).  Void where prohibited. See Rules at  for weekly sweepstakes entry periods, prize descriptions, odds and other details. Ends Noon on 10/14/14. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc., One Fine Chocolate Place, Stratham, NH  03885.

Today’s post is sponsored by Lindt HELLO, but my love for their #ItStartedwithHELLO collection is all my own!
Have a sweet day!

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8.13.2014

Confidence + #SaveTheUndies with U by Kotex!

*Sponsored post



Hello Loves!

  In case you didn't know, TMI does NOT exist in vocab (ask anyone who knows me!) I can and will talk about any topic. So let's talk... We'll agree that confidence is a super important quality to have right? It's that strut in your step, the hair flip, or even the finger snap. I swear, when I feel confident, I even LOOK taller. But there may be times, when confidence is lacking. For me, it happens once a month. Once a month, ever since I was 11 years old, I've had to fake it. However U by Kotex (with 3D Capture Core) is making it a little easier with their #SaveTheUndies campaign!


Here are a few reasons why I don't feel as confident during THAT TIME.

  • Having to worry about leaking, ESPECIALLY when I go to sleep
  • Ruining my fave undies
  • The dreaded bloating...
  • Hoping no one decides to look in my bag, and see that I'm smuggling a mattress.

And here is how U by Kotex is helping me feel more confident
  • They've introduced new U by Kotex® Ultra Thin Pads with 3D Capture Core*, a one-of-a-kind center that locks away wetness to help stop leaks. Even while you're sleeping and move around a thousand times (I allegedly do this) So yes, I WILL wear my white jeans!
  • The packaging is super cute, why not make it fun & bright? So go ahead, be nosy...
  • U by Kotex products are super thin.
  • As for bloating, well, you can't have everything... but avoiding salty stuff helps!


And as a final touch, here is my monthly survival guide:

  • Something sweet
  • Books! Especially ones that make me laugh
  • Pretty nail polish (to make me forget about cramps)
  • Annnnnnnd U by Kotex products 
While I wish I had enough ice cream for all of you, how about something just as good? Like FREE Samples.

All you have to do is:
Visit the U by Kotex  page and find the samples that best fit your mission to save the undies. Click on the “Get Sample” button and enter your mailing information. Then, sit back and wait, your samples will be on their way!
Together, let's #SaveTheUndies!

Huge Thank You to U by Kotex for sponsoring today's discussion and helping me #savetheundies


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