4th Of July Looks

Happy birthday America! I sure am proud to be an American! I will be celebrating 21 years of living out my dream life in this beautiful country! Thankful to all that have made sacrifices for our freedom in this country. My life would’ve looked very differently if my family hadn’t moved us halfway across the world for better opportunities. I am beyond grateful to be pursuing and living out the lifestyle I’ve always dreamed of!

What a better way to celebrate the holiday by being in theme! I know makeup can be tough to recreate so I’ve kept these looks very simple and easy to follow. Check out the 5 looks down below for inspiration and enjoy Independence Day weekend! Stay safe!

KEEP CALM AND SPARKLE ON

Grab a bottle of star shaped sequins or red/white/blue glitter, add a layer of lip gloss and drench your lips with it so that it sticks! You can find glitter and sequins at your local Michael’s for less than $4. 

RED, WINE & BLUE

Change up your usual natural eye makeup! Apply on your black eyeliner as the base and add another blue line on top for a subtle pop of color on your eyelids. This gives you a festive look without being over the top. Pair it with any red clothing and that’s it!

BORN TO SPARKLE

Go all out and cover yourself with sparkles!!! Perfect way to demonstrate your pride and love for our country! Dip the stars in a bit of eyelash glue (not too much) and pop the stars on your cheeks! 

U.S of YAY

Don’t want to go all out with makeup? I got you! Do your normal eye look with a natural lip and buy star shaped stickers and add a couple different sizes right next to your eyes and call it a day. Instantly makes you festive without any effort! How easy!!!

MADE IN THE USA

This look is for you if don’t want to be the center of attention. It’s a classic look that can be rocked for so many occasions. Pop on a bold red lip, put on a headband (you can find on Amazon, Claire’s or TJ Maxx) and you’re ready to party in the USA! My favorite red lipstick is by MAC in the color A10 Red with a Satin finish.

5 Holiday Makeup Look Ideas!

The holidays are here and we’re all back in some form of a lockdown…Let’s all continue to keep one another safe by staying at home as much as possible. Large gathering’s should be put on hold for this year, BUT that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating with family & friends. Since Zoom only sees the top half of your body, I decided to create 5 easy and diverse “holiday themed” looks that you can all easily recreate at home!

The Classic Look
Tarte
Shape Tape Concealer in Light Neutral
L’oreal Flash Cat Eyeliner in Black
Nars Matte Lipstick in Intrigue
Ardell Lashes in Demi Wispies
The Angelic Look
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation in Light Sand
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful
Bite Beauty Yaysayer Lip Plumping Gloss in Guava Puff
The Naughty Look
Pixi Eyeshadow Palette in ItsEyeTime
Benefit Bronzer in Hoola
Benefit Blush in Rockateur
L’Oreal Lipstick in Bold Bordeaux
Velour Lashes in Can’t Be Tamed
The Themed Look
Dior
BB Creme in 020
Nuview Cosmetics Fall In Love Palette
NYX Glitter Primer
Recollections Fine Glitter in Cherry & Snow

The Evergreen Look
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Fenty Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in 10 Money
Becca Cosmetics Blush in Flowerchild
Mac Lipliner in Whirl
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul

HALLOWEEN: Spider Makeup

Annnnnd we’re back with another Halloween look, except this time its spookier, creepier, and I’m giving you all the Halloween vibes.

I saw various spider inspirations online and it motivated me to create my own look! I combined bits from each inspiration to create this specific makeup look. As always with any looks, you can adjust accordingly. If you want it spookier, you can give your skintone a pale white ashy look as if you’re rising from the dead, if you want it to be more cutesy then leave out the spider on the face! The key is to create something that you’re comfortable and happy with so as long as you LOVE it , that’s all that matters!

Be sure to check out my Instagram for more daily content creation! Enjoy!

My Favorite Highlighter

Introducing the holy grail highlighter that I use religiously! The one and only, Becca Cosmetics’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter- it lives up to its hype.

I don’t even experiment with other highlighters because this one has worked so well for me. I have it in both the pressed powder and liquid version, and recently misplaced my powder so this complimentary gift came at the perfect time!

It truly does give you the most luminous glow without looking too over the top.The formula is buildable and does not ever get chalky on top of your makeup. It glides onto your skin seamlessly and it’s very pigmented, so a little goes a long way!

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the shade Champagne Pop (their best seller), however for my skin tone, I prefer the shade Moonstone. The color is a pale golden sheen that’s perfect if your skin tone is more on the fair-light side. I apply it on the high points of my cheeks, inner corners of my eyes, bridge of my nose, and the cupid’s bow (top curve of my upper lip) 

I highly recommend this product and feel free to follow along on my Instagram for more daily content!

Xoxo, Soph

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post- it was sent complimentary by Becca Cosmetics.

Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Face Mask Review

Asian skincare has been trending for quite a while and it’s finally making its way here in the US. Woot Woot!! I am beyond proud of the spotlight Asians are FINALLY receiving: from Crazy Rich Asians premiering to various Asian brands going internationally. Asian culture, cuisine, traditions is flourishing and it’s such a beautiful thing to witness as a Taiwanese American. 

Sulwhasoo is a luxury Korean skincare brand that found international success using traditional Korean herbs to protect and strengthen the skin. The brand’s belief is that our bodies are one with nature and that balance and creating harmony is vital for our body. The foundation of the ingredients is based on Korean herbal medicine inspired by Asian wisdom. Growing up in Asia, I remember seeing my mom and Aunties all owning a bottle of Sulwhasoo’s skin care and fast forward to now, I have the opportunity to create content with the brand means the world to me.  

Sulwhasoo gifted me their bio-cellulose Snowise Brightening Serum sheet mask. The key ingredient in this mask is fermented white ginseng extract: it delivers nutrients and is rich in tone correction. This sheet mask is drenched in potent serums! I saw INSTANT results after 20 minutes of using the mask. My skin felt hydrated, radiant and luminous! Living in LA, the weather is extremely drying and my skin always feels thirsty for moisture so this was the perfect product for me. And who doesn’t want more hydration in their skin? We only get one set of skin in this lifetime and its crucial to take good care of it from an early age. 

If you’ve never heard of Sulwhasoo, go give it a try! They sell at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Sephora. Happy shopping!

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Xo,

Sophie