Get the Look | Pink Ribbon – A Breast Cancer Awareness Makeup Tutorial

Get the Look | Pink Ribbon Makeup Tutorial.

Okay. Today’s makeup tutorial is something different than what I normally would do for Fall, but as everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a subject that isn’t the easiest for me to talk about. As much as I love Fall and Halloween, I hate October because pink ribbons and breast cancer awareness campaigns are everywhere. It’s a trigger for me if ever there was one. I want to preface this tutorial with why. Also, grab a cup of coffee cause, girl, I got a lot to say. LOL!

Some of you already know from reading my Mother’s Day Post I did a couple years ago with a makeup tutorial inspired by my Mom. My Mom died of breast cancer when I was 19. It’ll be 11 years this coming February. It feels like a lifetime ago, and it feels like yesterday all at the same time. It’s not a subject I can talk about often in an emotional way. I can talk about it very matter of fact and cold, about the medical aspect of it but I have to keep it compartmentalized because I will for a lack of a better way of saying it, lose my shit. October isn’t just rough because of being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but she was also diagnosed in October, and when I was 20/21 I had my own scare with Breast Cancer. It was my time getting a gyno exam and next thing I know I am getting a mammogram and ultrasound on my left breast. I was lucky, it was just the way I was made but I have to be diligent about it even more so because of it being odd, and because of my family history. I get checked yearly, I check myself as well.

Thing is, medicine and cancer treatments have come so far since my mom was diagnosed. She also had a rare and aggressive form. There are SO many advances and truly, early detection can mean everything. No matter what, even if you feel silly and like you are overreacting, get checked! You think anything feels off, go to the doctor.

Before we get on the makeup, I want to talk about something that is makeup related.  The Look Good Feel Better Program from the American Cancer Society. I went to these workshops with mom, and they were wonderful for her moral. While medical care is the priority, but something like this can make one’s quality of life so much better. Please check it out here: Look Good Feel Better. 

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When my mom was sick, we didn’t have a lot of money at all. The American Cancer Society and Look Good Feel Better was such a huge help, from providing my mom with a wig, mastectomy bra and a prosthetic to skin care tips and makeup. The American Cancer Society helped us with gas money to get to treatments, even provided money to eat lunch on while we were there. We didn’t have much money, Mom’s treatments were 2 and half hours away, they made it possible for her to get every treatment weekly. She asked in her obituary that in lieu of flowers, donate to the Amercian Cancer Society.  So here is a link to do just that and maybe you can help a family just like mine. American Cancer Society.Pink Ribbon (2)

Okay, let’s move onto the makeup.  I wanted to do a look using pink of course, but I wanted to go with hues of pink my mom loved. I started out doing this look in a way of something I thought she would wear. I had no real plan and I ended up winging it, literally with a mauve pink wing because I wanted to have some fun with the look and paired it with a duo-chromatic ombre lip as well.

Let’s get started

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Bee Beauty | Weekly Edit | September 4th – October 8th 2017

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Hello beauties, It’s about time I did a Weekly Update. This is more like a monthly update. If you have been around here you saw I had some mini updates. A lot has been going on and not much to do with makeup or fun so I didn’t really have too many MOTD’s or lifestyle stuff to post about so after a month I now have almost too much to talk about. LOL.

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In today’s post I have I quite a few MOTD’s from the past week or so, some favorites, life updates and pupper drama. So grab a coffee and a snack cause and let’s jump in with some Makeup and Misadventures!

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Get the Look | Autumnal Twilight | Fall Makeup Tutorial – Feat. KVD Saints & Sinners Palette

 

Moonlight Makeup- (1).pngIt’s my favorite time of the year for makeup tutorials. Fall! Today, continuing in last falls tradition, I have a look inspired by Type O Negative. Type O is my Autumn soundtrack as usual. Today’s look is featuring the Kat Von D Saints & Sinners Palette. I couldn’t wait to do a fall look with this palette.

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Kat Von D Saints & Sinners Palette

 

I wanted to go with a classic fall vibe with oranges, reds, browns and a super vampy lip. If you want to see how I got this look, just keep ready below!

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Bee Beauty x Dear Dharma | Fall Beauty Trends 2017

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Happy Fall! I did this as a guest post for Dear Dharma, an online advice column. I wanted to share it here and encourage you guys to head over to Dear Dharma and check it out.  If you need some advice, it’s the place to go!

Since Fall has just kicked off It’s the perfect time to talk about what new trends have in beauty that is in style for the Fall season this year. There are some new colors making their way in as well as some returning favorites from previous Fall seasons. If you love makeup, fall is one of the most exciting season with the launches of new palettes and trends that will set the tone for next year.

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Lust or Bust | Holiday Collections + New Launches| Part I feat. Kevyn Aucoin, KVD, Benefit, Becca, Huda and More!

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Yass! It’s that time of the year all of us makeup junkies love, the fall/winter collections and holiday collections are hitting the shelves. I swear it starts earlier and gets bigger and more overwhelming every year so I decided to do a series of Lust or Bust posts where we go all over the launches. We can look all the details and who is coming out with what this year. This is the first of who knows how many posts in the mini-series. So posts I will have multiple brands, some just one depending on the size of the collections.

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In today’s post we’ll be looking at new launches from Kevyn Aucoin, Huda Beauty, Benefit, Beautyblender, Nudestix, Kat Von D, Becca, Ofra and Milk Makeup. We have a lot to cover so let’s get it this going. Grab a coffee!

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