To All my BusyBee’s, I Present to You: MAKEUPBEE “A Fun Way to Discover New Looks & Makeup Products”

Searching for New Makeup Inspiration, My Little Londoners?

Confessional:  Working full time in the wedding industry is phenomenal fun!  It is also phenomenal work!  So I do apologize for my lack-o-looks this past month.  Shame on myself, I know.  You know it’s bad when your husband says, “Love, when was the last time you did a makeup blog?”……  Oops!

So, I believe every apology should be accompanied by a GIFT!  And so without further ado…  Here is mine to you!!

Find London Moore on MakeupBee

MakeUpBee… What is it?  It is like Facebook for the “makeup-ly creative”.  This site is like a vault, filled to the brim with thousands of different looks, styles, personalities, products, and colorful amazing-ness; the code for the vault, you ask: join through Facebook as you are in!!  So, the next time I am pulled away from my blog to hand wedding-madness…. here is a “London-Approved” site that is not out to mail your e-mail address to everyone they know, or charge you to get inspiration!  They are purely for the joy of creativity in the form of makeup-art!

…and if you are looking for a makeup challenge….

MakeUpBee hosts (I believe…) monthly competitions with different themes, inspirations, and prizes!!  I just joined this months 2 minutes ago- the theme is “MARIE ANTOINETTE”, in celebration of Lime Crime’s new line “Palette D’Antoinette”.  I believe the prize is the palette as well- which, of course, anything Lime Crime or Sugar Pill I am dying to get my hands on!!  And I have no products of theirs- but people swear by them- so I want my readers to know weather I swear by them or not too ; ) !!

When in Need… Check MakeUpBee

The moral to this story my friends: (of course keep reading my blog, because I love your visits & comments, buuuut….) check MakeUpBee for new fun looks, artists, products, reviews, tutorials, etc… and let me know your thoughts!!  There are dozens of makeup communities out there- but MakeUpBee is my favourite and (for now) the only one I keep up to date with!!

The Easy & Fast “Glow on the Go” Makeup Tutorial

Glow on the Go Look :]

This morning I woke up late for church and so rushed out of bed- threw on the outfit I wore last night to make sure things didn’t get complicated… and I definitely needed some simple makeup that was fast and easy!!

“Glow on the Go” is perfect for a quick fix makeup look that keeps your skin looking not only flawless, but also perfectly healthy and glowing throughout the entire day!!  I’ve been told I was “glowing” 3 times in my entire life… Once the day after my husband purposed to me, then when I looked out from my flat in London [although that could have been a fluke- I was wearing my Coconut Virgin Oil and looking out into the sunrise…], and lastly: today!! That is when I realized I needed to put this look into my makeup-look-repertoire :]

bah… I forgot to ad ELF Cosmetics Under-Eye Highlighter & Concealer

This look is FOOL PROOF because it only requires 8 SIMPLE steps!!  I was going to do a video tutorial… but it would be about 5 seconds long- I believe in you guys to get this on your frist attempt!!  Trust me :] it’s not hard!!

1.)  Put on your Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil- this moisturizer gives your skin such a healthy natural glow!!  Honestly if you only wore this moisturizer you’d get complimented purely based off of your skins glow.  Buuut we’re going to take it a couple steps further :]

2.)  Then put on your Studio Fix to help any blemishes and/or discolouration DISAPPEAR!!

3.)  Use your ELF Highlighter & Concealer, but ONLY USE your Highlighter [the White colour];  start at the corner of your eye [under it of course…] and sweep all the way to your hairline- and use your MAC 190 brush to blend it in.  And then set it down :] yeah… we’re not covering it with the concealer :] just make sure it is blended in enough so that it doesn’t LOOK white, but it is a nice highlighted shine :]

4.) Then you can put your NYX Mosaic Blush on the apples of your cheeks and brush it all the way up to your hairline again, but under the highlighter.

5.) Use your MAC 211 liner brush and tap it into your MAC Shadow “Goldenrod”.  Then just pop it under your waterline- easy peasy!!

6.)And lastly put on Vegas Volt lipstick from MAC.  This lipstick is a perfect bright peachy orange colour.  You can make it a soft peach colour or a brilliant orange!!  and then of course finish it up with eyeliner and mascara : ]

This look is beyond EASY and absolutely stunning!! 

You can pick whether you want a soft subtle lip colour or bright and brilliant!

Soft & Subtle:

Bright & Brilliant:

Keep this look in your makeup repertoire for the next time you need to rush out the door or do your makeup in your car [while you’re NOT driving of course… :D]

The BEST Skin Care, Well Skin Moisturizer Really… Dermatology is Not My Specialty- BUUUT Coconut Oil Will Make Your Skin 20 Years Younger!!

20 Years Younger with a NATURAL Skin Care Product- the BEST of Skin Care!!

I have been using Nature’s Way PURE EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil as my moisturizer for about 6 months and there is no way I am EVER going back!! When my friend told me she was putting coconut oil on her face I completely laugh at her!!  I mean… you COOK with Coconut Oil.  And honestly, the thought of putting something with the word “oil” in the title on my skin gave me the hebby-gebbies!!  I’ve heard before that you can put Olive Oil on your skin to make it have a healthy glow and soft- but I could never muster up the courage to try it out…  BUT with the coconut oil, it doesn’t look greasy… and it smells AMAZING!! Honestly, it smells like Almond Joy candy to me!!  Now, every time I have it on- I crave Almond Joys…But that’s beside the point.

Why Not OTHER Skin Care Products?

Coconut oil [which FYI if you do choose to try it out you HAVE TO BUY the PURE EXTRA VIRGIN type!!] is natural, and therefore amazing for your skin!!  It is also called “unrefined coconut oil” and is one of the oldest skin care products used in tropical countries- who by the way always have AMAZING skin!!  Virgin Coconut Oil is predominately BETTER than the best skin care products because it does not only soften rough skin, but it is also loaded with antioxidants that help REPAIR THE SKIN that is damaged.  It ALSO strengthens the skin tissues, which  PREVENTS WRINKLES!!!

Another important factor is that MOST commercial cremes and moisturizers are mainly water!  Not only do you usually pay a fair amount for those products- but you also are predominantly paying for H2O :] bummer.  The once you put it on-  the water enters the skin, which helps expand the tissues making it so wrinkles fade and the skin looks and feel smoother.  HOWEVER this effect is just temporary!!  Soon the water will evaporate from your skin and dry wrinkles will return.  This means that you will be a lifetime customer of that skin care product because it SOLVES issues temporarily, not PREVENTING them from being a big issue.  Another thing is this moisturizers generally contain highly refined ingredients (devoid of all natural protective antioxidants), which can do more harm to our skin… As opposed to Nature’s Way Virgin Coconut Oil [or any Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil] because it is purely natural products! So natural that you can use it in your cooking as well.

The coconut oil can definitely be scary to put on acne or already greasy skin.  However- have no fear!!  The oil is natural and therefore is actually an acene treatment as well.  As I said before, it repairs the skin!!

Here are some testimonials from ACNE.org

Again, I am not involved in Dermatology, so I am only recommending this product!  If you have any questions feel free to ask me- but it will of coure be based off of my experience with this products, not a medical answer!

But I can tell you that GLOWING SKIN is a huge part in natural beauty!!  See for yourself…

Some Tips to Get The Most Out of The Best Moisturizer

-Use the Coconut Oil as your moisturizer every morning before you put your makeup on, and night before bed AFTER you’ve taken a shower and rinsed your face.  

-A little dab can go a LOOONG way!  With most moisturizers I feel like I need a half dollar size to get my entire face covered [therefore running through it MUCH faster], but that is SO not the case with Coconut Oil.  All you need is a tiny amount.  Try out half a dime size in your palm.  You’ll start to get the feel of how much you’ll need.

-When you first put it on, it WILL feel like it is “greasy” but keep rubbing it in, and LET IT SET.  If it still feels oily 5 minutes after you’ve put it on… You’ve just used too much; take a towel and wipe off the excess.

-People have complimented my skin for it’s natural “glow”- that is from being diligent with Coconut Oil!  So keep it in your routine.

-Some people say Coconut Oil is expensive- but I bought my huge 16 oz. tub for around $10 at Sprouts.  I’ve spent around $20- $40 in order to find EXTRAORDINARY moisturizers because I hate when my skin feels too dry or too greasy or too ANYTHING!!  So I am certainly willing to pay $10, especially when I bought mine 6 months ago and I am JUST now getting to it being used 1/2 way through!!