Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

22 Oct

Hello Hue Lovers!!

How beautiful was this weekend, right?? After a gorgeous fall weekend I feel great going into the new week. Though I worked on Saturday, I was able to enjoy a wonderful and uplifting Sunday by attending the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The energy was amazing and the day was absolutely beautiful. In my post, Tuesday Tip: Always Remember that Hope Makes All Things Possible!. , I showed a Day Look and Night Look for Breast Cancer Awareness. For the walk I decided to wear makeup that was practical for a walk but still fun and inspired!

As you can see I went veryyyy light with my makeup for the walk. I rocked a simple eye with liner, but Sugarpill’s Dollipop gave the perfect pop of pink on my lid. For my lips I decided to go nice and bright pink!! I used OCC’s Anime lip tar topped with Revlon’s Lip Butter in Lollipop, I darkened the corners with a black liner blended in.

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful and productive weekend! Here are a couple of pics from my day!

What are your plans for next weekend?

Thanks for reading!! And remember….

Kim Loves Hue

 

Tuesday Tip: Less is More Pt. 2 (Halloween Post)

16 Oct

 

Hello Hue Lovers!!

Today I would like to give you a quick Tuesday Tip that will help you with your Halloween plans this years!! Save money!!!! Instead of going out and spending $25-$50 on a Halloween costume, take $10 to the dollar store and get everything you need for an awesome Halloween look. Makeup is a great way to bypass paying for a costume and turning less into more. You can pick a makeup look and use what clothes, accessories and props you have in your house to complete your look. As I’ve said in the past, I am a huge fan of the impact that a split face has so that always helps your homemade costume. In my first post Tuesday Tip: Less is More (Halloween Post!!). , I showed you two looks….here is another great half face Halloween idea!!

Tonight I have done a Halloween look that I call “The Transition”, it depicts a girl becoming a comic book character. She goes from a pretty girl to a wide eyed, pop art styled cartoon girl. With this look I can wear a simple outfit and call it a day!! It only requires about 6 items that can all be purchased at a dollar store. These items will fill all of your pop art/comic book needs: black eyeliner and white eyeliner, a bright eyeshadow (I used blue), a bright blush and three lipsticks. One lipstick will serve as your dot maker and the other two will be your lip colors. This can keep your Halloween costs under $10!!!! You can even pick up some makeup for a play, musical or just for fun!!

What do you plan to be this Halloween?
I hope this tip helped you!! Thanks for reading and remember….

Kim Loves Hue

MyTee Monday

15 Oct

 

Hello Hue Lovers!!

Today’s post is dedicated to the brand Mytee B.A.D. (myteebad.com). I have posted about this brand in the past, with a look inspired by their Tripe L bracelet Tuesday Tip: Be Inspired!!. In thatt post I focused on the “Live” bracelet in the Triple L set and today I am doing a look inspired by the “Love” Bracelet in the set. This bracelet is adorable and the perfect way to represent ‘love’.Β  It is a hand beaded bracelet with gorgeous colors like pink, fuchsia and purple. It has skulls, which we all know are huge right now and it has a silver medallion that reads “love”. I wear this bracelet often for a nice pop of color in my daily arm candy.

I decided to create 3 looks for this bracelet because I felt that “love” would deserve more than just one! I went with an editorial look first by having a simple eye and some heart focused lip art. This was definitely something fun just for pictures, but unfortunately not something I could wear out and maintain. The next two looks are very similar, the main difference being that one is more purple and fuchsia based while the other has a bit more pink in it. These looks are definitely wearable for a fall first date or a night out with your sweetheart. All three looks feature my top 3 favorite Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic liptars; Belladonna (Ultra Violet) Black Dahlia (Blackest Blackened Red or Blood Red) and Anime (Bright Neon Fuchsia/Pink). In the first look liptars are used to feature a Black Dahlia heart, while in the second look I mixed the colors to create the perfect fall plum darkened at the corners with Sugarpill’s Bulletproof pressed eyeshadow.

The Love bracelet gave me the opportunity to express my love for a few things in one shot! I used liptars that I will not hesitate to say I am in love with. They are amazing to work with and the colors are to die for.Β  My all time favorite color is purple and you can see that I put it everywhere I could in this look. Along with my OCC liptars, I used shadows from Sugarpill Cosmetics and Inglot Cosmetics. These three companies are my favorite makeup companies and it was great to use them in a look representing love.

What are some products or companies that you love? What is your go-to product for a date?

I hope you all enjoy this look and thanks for reading πŸ™‚ Remember….

Kim Loves Hue

Tuesday Tip: Always Remember that Hope Makes All Things Possible!

9 Oct

Hello Lovers!!

Today I would like to talk about something that is near and dear to all of our hearts; HOPE! Hope is what makes the impossible become possible and gives us more strength than we knew we could ever possess. Hope for a brighter tomorrow gets us through our days. I have decided to begin doing posts dedicated to hope and awareness for many causes that affect us on many levels. I personally have loved ones fighting/dealing with cancer, diabetes and cerebral palsy just to name a few. I think it is important to acknowledge the beautiful and amazing inspiration I have gotten from the people in my life affectedΒ  hardship.

Tonight’s look is dedicated to a beautiful and fiery woman who has a heart of gold, Toni Mercado. I met her at church and have always felt a motherly love from her. She is fun, compassionate and a spitfire!! I have taken these qualities for my inspiration in tonight’s breast cancer awareness inspired looks. I have created a day look and a night look that incorporate a soft and feminine beauty with soft pink and a fun and fiery splash of hot electric pink! I have all the hope in the world for her and she is in my thoughts and prayers daily. A beautiful soul in all regards. This is for you Toni.

Breast Cancer Awareness “Day Look”

Breast Cancer Awareness “Night Look”

Thank you for reading Lovers!! and remember….

Kim Loves Hue

Red, Black and Gold for the Fearless and BOLD!!

4 Oct

Hello Lovers!!
Today is a very special day for me πŸ˜‰ What is it you ask?? It is founder’s day for my sorority, Sigma Iota Sigma Multicultural Sorority Inc. ! We were founded on October 4, 1994 by 4 culturally diverse women. Because being a SISter in this organization has changed my life in the last 4.5 years, I knew that I had to do a look dedicated to it!!

Our organizations’ colors are red, black and gold….but that wasn’t my only inspiration for this look. I was greatly inspired by the amazing women I have met through this organization and what we stand for. My look is bold, fiery, interesting and captivating just like my sorority SISters! I experimented with some new shapes for my interpretation of this look and I love how they work! Trying something new is always exciting with makeup…..and the best part? You can always wash it off and start again!

I hope you all enjoy this look as much as I do!!

What new things have you tried with your makeup latey??

Thanks for reading…. And remember….
Kim Loves Hue πŸ˜‰

Tuesday Tip: Less is More (Halloween Post!!)

2 Oct

Hello Lovers!!
October is hereee and that means that it is officially Halloween season. I have never been the type to say “I absolutely have to do something this year.”…. but now I see Halloween as the perfect opportunity to practice more artistic makeup. I will be doing a few Halloween posts a week showing looks, products and tricks.

Today I wanted to do a post about one of my favorite things to see….the half face. I love the effect that you get when you only do two different looks on one face, thus the title ‘Less is More’. You don’t have to do a full faced sugar skull or android to get an great effect!! You can do two different looks on your face and if they are well done, they will look just as amazing as a full face!! My favorite combo is to do a face that is extremely dramatic next to really pretty natural makeup. I feel that the contrast really makes a statement.

This technique also can cut your makeup time in half, so I definitely recommend trying it out this year for some of the Halloween festivities that you attend. Just a note: when planning to do a half face, I have found that a good matte black eyeshadow is KEY! This will help with shading and transitioning one look to the other.

What is your favorite Halloween look?

Thanks for reading. And remember….

Kim Loves Hue πŸ˜‰

Tuesday Tip: Talk That Talk

25 Sep

Hello Lovers!

Today I’m giving you a quick Tuesday Tip about one of my fave body parts…. LIPS!! We all notice them, whether just staring at a gorgeous pair or talking to someone…they are the spotlight. Lips are a focal point in much human interaction so keep them nice, soft and smooth. I want to leave you with the most important lip tip you will ever get:

Keep your lips moisturized and healthy!!

The first step to any lip look is to have your lips taken care of. Keeping them in good condition sets them up for wearing makeup or just going nude. Keeping them smooth always creates a great base for lipstick or lip gloss to go on smooth and sleek. You don’t want dead skin showing under your lipstick, gloss or tint. As the seasons change and we move toward fall and winter, the possibility of lip damage increases. Wind, cold and dry air are all factors when it comes to lips.

A basic step you can take in caring for your lips is to always keep them moisturized. Find what your favorite moisturizer is and make sure you’re using it!! As I always say, KNOW YOUR BODY, know what kind of lips you have and what products work best for them. Some people like chapstick, some like Sugar lips and some like aquaphor! Whatever works best for your lips….USE IT!! Keep your lips moisturized and you will always be happy with the result.

Biweekly lip scrubs help to keep your lips fresh and smooth without dead skin taking the spotlight. Lip scrubs are exfoliation for your lips….and this is so important, especially when the seasons are changing. Lip scrubs can be purchased or you can make them at home! For those who are looking to purchase a lip scrub The Body Shop has a product called Lip Scuff , Lush Cosmetics carries a lip scrub, Softlips (Drugstores) carries an exfoliating lip polish, and Bite Beauty carries a lip scrub (Sephora) . You can check for these products in store or order them online. For those who want to make a DIY Lip scrub….it is superrrrrrrr easy. Lip scrubs can incorporate many of your favorite items…. there are just a two basics you need to remember:

– You want to have a moisturizing agent in your scrub, so shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil….etc.

– You want to have something that will exfoliate/scrub your lips like sugar, …etc

My personal favorite homemade lip scrub is honey, olive oilΒ  and sugar. Melt the honey(about 1tsp), add a little olive oi(1tsp)l and mix in the sugar(2tsp)….VOILA! Homemade Lip Scrub. I love this mixture because olive oil moisturizes my lips wonderfully, the honey adds a nice shine to them and the sugar is a delicious exfoliant!

Below I’ll post a couple of links that have good homemade recipes, and you can always google ‘homemade/DIY lip scrub for great info.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/178627-how-to-make-homemade-lip-scrub/

http://www.ehow.com/way_5436891_homemade-lip-scrub.html

Do you use a lip scrub? What are your favorites?

Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ and remember….

Kim Loves Hue