Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kendall Jenner Inspired Makeup

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share this look with you all today. It's inspired by a look I saw on Kendall Jenner recently, and I loved it so much I had to do a tutorial on it! She had a soft silver eyeshadow look with fluttery lashes, very glowy perfect skin with a lot of highlighting, and a nude pink lip. I usually like warmer colors on myself, but I ended up loving the silver tones. This is one of my favorite looks I've ever created, so I hope you all enjoy it too!

Products Used:

  • Tarte Clean Slate Eye Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
  • Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascra
  • Ardell Individual False Lashes
  • DUO Eyelash Adhesive
  • Loreal Infallible Makeup Setting Spray
  • Makeup Forever HD Foundation
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter (liquid) in Opal
  • Becca Under Eye Brightner
  • Smashbox BB Eyes Concealer 
  • Makeup Forever HD Translucent Setting Powder
  • Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days
  • Kevyn Aucoin Brow Pencil
  • Anastasia Brow Powder
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Pink Rose
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter (pressed powder) in Opal
  • Loreal Lipstick in Fairest Nude
Main Tools:
  • Beauty Blender (concealer/foundation)
  • Bdellium Tools 10 piece Mineral Brush Set (I used 957 for foundation and 945 for contour)
  • Sigma E25 Blending Brush (crease color)
  • Sigma F25 Tapered Face Brush (used for bronzer)
  • Sigma F10 Blush Brush
  • Kevyn Aucoin Lash Curler
Thank you so much for watching! If you try out the look, tag me on Instagram @beautyandbananas! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

My Eyebrow Routine!

Today's the day I finally uploaded my eyebrow routine! It's been super requested, so I was happy to film it for you guys. I am so obsessed with eyebrows and I think they are one the most important things on your face. A good brow can transform you face. The shape, thickness, and arch are going to be unique to you but everyone can follow the techniques I use in this video! 

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  • Tweetermen Tweezers
  • Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil
  • Japonesque Angled Brow Brush
  • Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette/Dark Brown 
  • Nars Eyebrow Gel in Kinsasha

I hope you all enjoyed my eyebrow routine! What do you do to your brows?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sunday Link Love!

Hey everyone! It's Sunday! I hope you had a great week and are enjoying your weekend. The end of the week calls for another round up of my favorite videos and posts from this week!

1. Sazan Barzani's (Now Sazan Hendrix!) Fairytale Summer Wedding Video

Sazan is one of my all time favorite bloggers. She is beautiful inside and out, and her wedding was just as beautiful! Her husband, Stevie is so funny and they are just the cutest! The video of their wedding was breath taking.

2.  "These Are My Confessions" from Megan Morat

This post from my good friend Meg was so personal, relatable and took a lot of courage to post. She is such an inspiration and this post really helped me.. she talks all about her struggles with trying to be "perfect", anxiety, losing her job, and just how crazy LIFE can be!

3.  JustsTTom's  Channel

I freaking love Tom. He is so funny and he gives really good advice! Advice that is actually good! Lol this was one of my favorites from this week. ;)

4. Makeup by Sona's Naked Smoky Tutorial

This was the only makeup tutorial that actually made me want to buy the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette!!! Her makeup and video skills are so on point.

5. Ashley from Beyond What We Wear

I love how how Ashely's blog is not just another fashion blog! She goes beyond what she wears, and shares her travels, experiences, faith and advice. I absolutely love her outfits too. She has such a cool, laid back Cali style. Check out her blog here:

I hope you all enjoyed some of my favorites from this week!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Finding Balance With Food & Exercise #TalkTuesday

Hey guys! In case you missed yesterday's #TalkTuesday video, here it is! :)
It's all about my four tips for finding balance with food and exercise. After recovering from an eating disorder, or dealing with food anxiety, that next step of finding "balance" can be very difficult. But don't lose faith, you will find balance! I hope this video helps!

Video Recap

My 4 Tips:

  1. Break out of your comfort zone with fear foods and treat yourself regularly.
  2. Don't try to be perfect.
  3. You don't have to workout like a crazy person to be fit.
  4. Eat more intuitively. 
Thank you so much for watching! Please know that I am here to talk to anyone who needs someone talk to! Have a great day!

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Link Love!

Hey guys! I was recently catching up on my favorite bloggers and YouTubers and thought "Wow, I wish I could just tell everyone about this video" or "Man, this person is just awesome."

So.. I thought I would do a new post once a week sharing my favorite blogs/videos from that week! I'm going to do a "Sunday Link Love" every Sunday showing posts that really impacted me or just really made me smile. I think it's so important to share the love in the blogging community. There are so many amazing creators out there that deserve to get their message out there. Being a blogger/youtuber myself, I know how much work goes into it. And I'm not even a "professional" haha. Let me know what you're favorites are this week too!

So here we go! My favorite links this week:

1. BreeLovesBeauty's "The Perfect Diet" Video

This video brought tears to my eyes. I'm continually inspired by Cambria's joy and love for the Lord and how she is able to use her story to help others. She is one the most genuine people on YouTube and she does it for all the right reasons. This video is all about finding freedom with food and accepting yourself where you are now because you are beautifully and wonderfully made.

2. Fresh Fit N Healthy

I recently started watching Sarah Grace's videos and fell in love! Her channel is all about health and fitness and finding balance. She promotes a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. She has overcome an eating disorder and used to be a D1 runner. Her videos are so well made, informative and helpful. Here's some of my favorites:

3.  Healthy Jaime's New Vlog!!

One of my closest Instagram friends, Jaime (@healthyjaime) just uploaded her first vlog and re-vamped her tumblr blog! I'm so happy she did! She is the cutest! I know y'all will enjoy her bubbly personality and her adorable puppy Flex! :D

4.  Top 10 Ben and Jerry's Flavors from Julia at LordStillLovesMe

I absolutley ADORE Julia, first of all. She is one of the biggest inspirations when it comes to eating disorder recovery and how she has used her talent of writing through her blog. She made the hashtag #LordStillLovesIceCream a major trend on Instagram and is known for her love of Ben & Jerry's.  I loved getting some new ideas of flavors to try out from this fun post! Check out her blog for ED Recovery posts, ice cream reviews, book recommendations, Link Loves, and just daily life thoughts! You'll love her!

5. Gymcessities from Megan Morat

Love me some Meg! (@megmo7 on Instagram) I loved seeing her gym must haves and she also shared some awesome discount codes! You should definitely check out her blog and follow her on Instagram for a laugh and smile on the daily. ;)

I hope you all enjoyed my favorite links from this week! I love sharing the people that inspire ME with YOU! :)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Chocolate Covered Banana Ice Cream Pops #FoodieFriday

Hey guys! In this week's Foodie Friday video I'm showing you how to make these Chocolate Covered Banana Ice Cream Pops. These are one of my new favorite treats for the summer time! It's like a healthy version of a Drumstick. So good. So simple.

Chocolate Covered Banana Ice Cream Pops
(makes 4)

  • 2  bananas
  • 2 dark chocolate bars
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 crushed almonds
  1. Peel and cut bananas in half.
  2. Insert Popsicle sticks in round end of the banana.
  3. Freeze overnight. 
  4. The next day, melt the chocolate on the stove on low.
  5. Dip bananas in chocolate. 
  6. Roll in coconut and almond. (make sure to dip and roll each banana at a time! the chocolate gets hard quickly!)
  7. Freeze for another 30 minutes to let the chocolate completely harden.

Thanks for watching! Use the hashtag #beautyfood or tag me on Instagram @beautyandbananas if you try out the recipe!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats have been one of favorite breakfasts for busy mornings for a long time! This week I've been making them a lot for golf days because I know I'll be getting up very early! They're so convenient because you just make them the night before, and grab n' go in the morning! It has a great balance of protein, carbs, healthy fats, and fiber to keep you full and give you lots of energy!

This recipe is my basic recipe with a lil' twist on the toppings because I've been craving PB&J like crazy lately! I don't know why... but I just love it!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 scoop Slap Nutrition Cake Batter Protein (optional)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1-2 Tbs. chia seeds
  • a few drops of Vanilla Sweet Leaf Stevia
  • 1 Tbs. natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs. strawberry jelly 

* Peanut Butter Protein powder would be great too!

  1. Mix oats and all ingredients (except peanut butter and jelly) together.
  2. Store in a mason jar or container with lid.
  3. Refrigerate over night.
  4. In the morning, stir well. Add a splash more almond milk if needed.
  5. Top with peanut butter and jelly!
  6. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try out the recipe! 

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