The Myths And Truths About Foundation

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Myth: That beauty counter mirrors have the best light for seeing foundations.

Truth: You will want natural lighting to see the foundation, to make sure it matches.

Myth: The more shades a foundation has, the easier it is to find your color.

Truth: Everyone skin color and undertones are different.  So just because your friend finds their shade in a certain brand does not mean you will.  Plus, foundations that have a lot colors are often more opaque than brands that have less shades.  Less opaque means the shade will work for a wider range of skin tones.

Myth: The best way to test a foundation is to put it on the back of your hand.

Truth: You will want to test the shade is right under your cheekbone and blend downwards.  This way you can see if the color blends into the skin on your face and neck.

Myth: If you do not know your skin undertones, you will never find the right shade.

Truth: Either way you want a warm-yellow base foundation.  This will correct the redness and add radiance.  Unless you are porcelain, you will then want a pink-based foundation.

Myth: There is only one foundation for you.

Truth: Nope, of course you will find multiple foundations for you shade.  You may end up liking one brand over the other for the formula or price.  Go with what works for you.

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Fall Must Haves

  1. leather jacket: This is perfect because you can dress it up or down. https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1371829/sam-edelman-fleece-trimmed-pu-jacket?color=BLACK#
  2. scarfs: This will keep your neck warm and adds more to any look.  http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_scarf-gloves&ProductID=1000162585&VariantID=
  3. boots: Tall or short boots, got to have them all.  http://www.target.com/p/women-s-rylen-boots/-/A-17425685#prodSlot=large_3_11
  4. sweaters: There is crop top, oversize, perfect size, and all different styles.  http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=sweater&ProductID=2000142677&VariantID=
  5. trench coat: It goes over anything and everything.  http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=outerwear_trench-coats&ProductID=2000142581&VariantID=
  6. lipstick: Always the time of year for darker lipsticks.  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11351217#
  7. fuzzy socks: You can wear the fuzzy socks around the house and keep your feet all warm and cozy.  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Luxury-Divas-Dark-Colors-Assorted-Toasty-Fuzzy-6-Pack-Socks/38376911
  8. tea: Drinking something hot and relaxing is the best.  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Celestial-Seasonings-Caffeine-Free-Herbal-Tea-20ct/10308608

Red Lips

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Some people are scared to wear a bold red lip.  I say do it!  Red lips will go with anything you wear and can even put the entire outfit together.  You can get one from the drugstore or high end brand, depends on how much you want to spend.  There are different finishes of the lipsticks you will find from matte, creamy, shiny, and liquid lipsticks.  Everyone has a favorite, so try it out and see which one you like the best.  I personally like matte lipsticks, because they tend to last the longest.  No matter what color skin or undertone you have you will be able to find a perfect red lipstick for you.

My go to red lipstick: https://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13854/310/Products/Makeup/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick#/shade/Ruby_Woo

Pumpkin Muffin Tops

These pumpkin muffin tops are perfect for this time of the year.

What you will need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cup teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

For Topping:

  • 1/8 cup powder sugar
  • 1/8 cup light brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. preheat the oven to 325
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Stir in the oil, pumpkin, and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. In another medium size bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Add to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until blended.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.  Using a large cookie scoop (3 or 4 tablespoons) 5 mounds onto the baking sheet, space about 2 1/2 inches.  Bake 8 minutes, rotate the pan and bake another 8 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.  Scoop 5 more mounds of dough onto the baking sheet and repeat.
  6. Once they are all cool, stir together the powdered sugar and brown sugar.  Sift or sprinkle onto the tops of each muffin top.