The American Music Awards 2014

Good morning! Last night, downtown LA was swarmed with celebs for the American Music Awards. The AMAs “pay tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists,” or, you know, whoever they can get to show up.  This year saw performances by 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Wyclef Jean, Lorde, MAGIC!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Pitbull, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift. But let’s be real – I watch for the fashion! Here are my pics for the beautiful and the BUSTED.

Let’s start with the beautiful:

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Tip of the Day

zitcartoonGot a nasty zit? Conceal it like a pro by following the steps below:

  1. Wash your face.
  2. Apply your favorite acne treatment to the zit.
  3. Moisturize your skin. Be sure to use an oil-free moisturizer to prevent further breakouts or exacerbate your current one.
  4. After applying foundation, apply just a dab of concealer to the zit.
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Have you found your True Match?

TruematchFinding the right foundation for your skin type can be expensive and tiring. I always want to try new foundations but they cost so much, so I have to wait until one runs out then buy a new one. I rarely stick with the same brand or type. A couple months ago while watching one of my favorite beauty vloggers (Nicole Guerriero), she suggested L’Oreal’s True Match liquid foundation. I went to Target and picked up a bottle in the shade C3. I have been using this foundation since July, and I am in love! The formula is thin and lightweight, yet gives a lot of coverage; it is buildable as well, which means you can do one light layer or do a couple layers for more coverage. It is also long lasting; my makeup still looks great when I get home at night. You can find it at Target for $7.00 bucks, and that is a fraction of the price of every foundation at Sephora. Don’t get me wrong, I love Sephora, and I love spending money on makeup, but sometimes it frustrating spending a lot of cash on something that you’re not sure will work for you. So don’t forget to check your local big box stores or drugstores for makeup as well.

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From Mags to Riches – November/December 2014

Happy hump day! If Wednesdays are particularly hard for you (as they are for me), then break up the humdrum of your day by entering some contests! My favorite beauty mags are offering some great giveaways. What are you waiting for!?

glamourAllure Magazine is giving away a different product each day from December 1st to 4th. Enter here to win Jane lipstick, H2O+ body wash, Alterna leave-in conditioner, or L’Oréal Paris facial oil.

Glamour Magazine is giving 500 lucky readers one of 500 L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color in Rouge Allegro! Enter to win here.

Glamour is also giving 5 readers the Women of the Year goody bag worth over $1,700! Plus, another 10 will win a L’Oréal Paris product set! Enter for your chance to win here. Begins 11/4/14, at 12:00 noon ET and ends 12/31/14.

Marie Claire is giving one reader $10,000 as part of their Glam Gifts Giveaway. Enter to win here.

They are also giving away $10,000 to create a personalized shoe closet! Enter to win here.

Another reader will win $10,000 to spend on fabulous dresses! Enter here.

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