Articles By dianie collado

About dianie collado

Style/Beauty Blogger And Certified Makeup Artist Who Loves Creating Unique Looks And Outfits.

Hair Goals? Meet Them With Function Of Beauty!

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What are your hair goals? Perhaps you want a lustrous, voluminous and healthy head of hair just like I do! Then you are one of those, like me, always looking for great hair products.

I have very fine, wavy and unmanageable hair, so I am always looking for hair products that could help me tame my hair giving it volume and shine at the same time.

I recently came across Function of Beauty, a personalized hair care line that designs a unique formula for every type of hair depending on its needs and attributes, bearing in mind that everyone hair is different, so why should we use the same hair products?

 

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The New York Times featured it as one of the 7 essentials recommended for this year. As they say: “There are, theoretically, 450 million different possible variations of Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner, which each user builds from the ground up by selecting his or her hair type, structure, moisture level, preferred fragrance and five personal hair goals. (You can tweak the formula each time you order).”

The company was founded by a computer scientist (Zahir Dossa) and an engineer (Joshua Maciejewski).

 

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I received my package in the mail, and I have to say that I loved the way they packed it. So much that I placed another order for someone else as a birthday gift!

I have already washed my hair twice with my personalized “function of  dee” and I honestly like how my hair feels and smells! It feels really soft, hydrated and it looks shiny and with more body. And those were some of the hair goals I chose on my profile.

So overall I have to say that I really like the product. I love everything that it is innovative, unique and cute…and having my name scripted on the bottles is definitely a huge plus!

 

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Function of Beauty offers a personalized shampoo and conditioner building an online profile by taking an online quiz of only 4 steps. First you define your hair type, structure and scalp moisture. Secondly, you get to choose up to 5 hair goals you want to obtain. Thirdly, you get to name your formula, with either your name, nickname or whatever you decide to name it with! This is lovingly etched right on the bottle. Also you pick the color of your shampoo and conditioner formulas, as well as the fragrance. Finally you pick the size of each bottle!

 

Hair Goals In Only 4 Steps!

 

 

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If you wish to create your personal online profile by taking their hair quiz  → → CLICK HERE ← ←

 

Hair Goals In Only 4 Steps With Function Of Beauty: A Personalized Hair Care Line That Creates A Unique Formula Just For You With Your Name On The Bottle!

 

 

The FAB Dual Identity Of Studio Gear Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation

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Mineral foundation is the type of makeup foundation that does not include preservatives, fragrance or other chemicals that can irritate your skin, making them ideal to use on sensitive skin.

Thanks to Studio Gear I have been introduced to another of their great products.

Studio Gear Cosmetics is a prestigious cosmetics brand that features an accessible and high quality full collection of professional makeup brushes, revolutionizing complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

This time I tried their Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation, a versatile dual foundation that can be worn dry or wet and in 4 different ways as well!

This formula provides all the benefits you could expect from a normal mineral foundation, but enhanced with the improved application, feel, look, and performance you love from your favorite wet or dry foundation.

I also received the Revitalizing Day Serum and the #3 Domed Foundation Brush.

 

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1 Foundation | 4 Ways

 

1. Mineral Powder: Keep it simple and buff Foundation into skin on it’s own or over primer for light coverage.

2. Serum Foundation: Mix it up with Revitalizing Day Serum to create custom, super moisturizing coverage. (Tip, you can also mix with your favorite SPF)

3. Mattifying Finishing Powder: Take it on the go to set your liquid make-up and stay matte all day.

4. Cream Contour: Mix up darker and lighter shades with Protective Day Lotion for creamy, blendable, custom contour.

 

You can also apply Dual Identity as #1 way and then dampen your brush or sponge and press the moistened puff into the powder. Blend with the #3 Domed Foundation Brush to see the transformation.

 

 

*Swatches

 

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Here you can see 3 different swatches of the Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation:

1. The Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation just as powder (Dry). You can see it gives you a very light matte finish.

2. The Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation mixed with a drop of Revitalizing Day Serum (Wet). Here you see a more creamier finish that can give you more coverage.

3. The Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation (Wet & Dry combined). Definitely a more matte coverage here.

 

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The Revitalizing Day Serum is an exclusive formulation that contains avocado oil, fatty acids and vitamin E to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protect the skin from environmental damage and moisture loss.

You can use it by itself as part of your skin care routine, or mix it with the Dual Identity foundation to create a rich cream foundation.

 

 

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If you wish to purchase the Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation >>>CLICK HERE <<<

 

 

Here Is The Studio Gear Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation: A Formula That Can Be Worn In 4 Different Ways: As Powder, Cream, Liquid Or Mattifier.

 

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My Online Shopping Experience With The Fragrance Outlet

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The Fragrance Outlet is one of the nation’s largest retailers of genuine designer fragrances and related accessories. They recently launched their new e-commerce site.

They offer a huge selection of designer perfume and fragrances, carrying popular names in fragrance including Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Thierry Mugler, Coach, Vera Wang and many other in-demand designer fragrances.

I like the fact that they substantially mark down their fragrances; this is a great opportunity to add another lovely fragrance to your collection at a very affordable price.

 

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Thanks to The Fragrance Outlet I added another great fragrance to my collection! I got Bamboo, an exclusive fragrance sold by The Fragrance Outlet which was launched by Franck Olivier in the year 2012, inspired by the bamboo plant which notes are blackcurrant, violet leaves, ivy, lily, rose, ylang-ylang and musk.

It smells amazing!!! I looove it! 

My shopping experience with The Fragrance Outlet was delightful. It was super easy and quick, with the exception that I was stunned by their huge variety, and for that reason I spent quite a time browsing around.

It was my first time ordering a perfume online and it actually felt good to order it and get it delivered at my doorsteps.

I already have a list of the next fragrances I will be adding to my collection, as I have an addiction for perfumes, I must confess…  🙄

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If you ask me if I would recommend The Fragrance Outlet’s site, based on my experience, I definitely would. I just may warn you to be ready to either be undecided on which fragrance to pick or be ready to purchase quite a few! Especially with all the good deals you will find.

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Addicted To Perfumes And Fragrances? You Must Check Out The Fragrance Outlet! Read My Review And About My Overall Online Shopping Experience With Them!

 

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My Peasant Top Outfit * Stylo 248

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This peasant top outfit was created last minute…I was attending an event and it was really hot outside. Good thing that the dresscode was casual, so I was able to wear this cute and comfy outfit.

Sometimes an effortlessly casual outfit goes a long way! I am honestly not a fan of dressing too casual when attending events, but I also know that you must adhere to the dresscode as well, so you don’t look out of place.

I have had this peasant top in my closet for the longest! It is one of those timeless pieces that can be reworn forever and ever.

You can wear this top off the shoulder or the way I did here.

I am curious to know what ya think of this peasant top outfit…would you wear it? What would you change?  🙄

 

My Outfit

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What I Wore

 

Peasant Top in White from Le Château;

Bootcut Jeans in Medium Washed from Anoname;

Jessica Simpson Dany T-Strap Platform Pumps in Honey Brown Lux Kid Suede from Macy*s;

Denim Crossbody in Medium Washed from GUESS;

 

Create The Look!

 

Peasant Blose

EXPRESS Bootcut JeansJS TStrap PumpsGUESS Denim Crossbody

Rainbow Sunglases

Parker Ariel Off-The-Shoulder Top in White from Bloomingdale’s;

Medium Wash Mid Rise Barely Boot Jean in MEDIUM WASH 19 from EXPRESS;

Jessica Simpson Dany T-Strap Platform Pumps in Honey Brown Lux Kid Suede from Macy*s;

Camylle Denim Cross-Body in Denim from GUESS;

Rainbow Lens Aviator Sunglasses in Shiny Gold 413 from EXPRESS;

 

 

My Peasant Top Outfit * Stylo 248 – My Youtube Video

 

 

 

My Makeup

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Pre Makeup:

Make Up For Ever Primer; Too Faced Eye PrimerPrep Prime + Lip Base from MAC Cosmetics; Graftobian Wheel Corrector.

Makeup:

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Eyes

L'Oreal Nude2NYX Gel LinerKat Von D Eyeliner2Younique-Moodstruck-3D-Fiber-Lashes-Mascara-01b0dfdf-bb0c-4ed8-b20c-f616e7d3d1ed_600

NO False Eyelashes

Colour Riche® La Palette Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Intense from L’Oreal  #5 – On lid;  #1 – On crease)

NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner from Target

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner from Sephora (Trooper-Ink Black)

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara from Overstock.com

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Brows

Anastasia Brows-Ash BrownAnastasia Beverly Hills brow_duality

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo (Ash Brown)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Duo Pencil (Camille / Sand)

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Contouring And Highlighting

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Medium To Tan)

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Lips

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MAC Hip 'N' Happy

MAC St. Germain

MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil (Hip ‘N’ Happy)

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick (St. Germain)

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Face

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Femme Fatale GRAFTOBIANGraftobian Banana Cream PieGraftobian Correctors

Graftobian HD Creme Foundation (Femme Fatale)

Graftobian HD LuxeCashmere™ Setting Powder (Banana Cream Pie)

Graftobian Corrector/Neutralizer Wheel (Light)

MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream

 

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Sometimes An Effortlessly Casual Look Goes A Long Way! This Peasant Top Outfit Is Perfect To Look Stylish & Comfy. Wear The Top Off The Shoulder If You Want!

 

 

Floral Print Statement Pants * Stylo 247

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A floral print pattern could definitely take your whole outfit to a totally different level.

Floral prints are fun, eye-catching and very chic when styled the right way.

I wore this outfit to attend a conference and I actually wanted to look fresh, stylish and elegant. It was really hot outside, so I refused to wear a suit or even a blazer.

Instead I opted for this summery business casual look which was a total success! Everyone loved my pants. ♥

A pair of floral printed pants could be styled in different ways, but I personally like to pair them with a solid top and add pumps or sandals, depending on the look I want to create.

 

My Outfit

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What I Wore

 

Floral Print Pants in Navy Blue/Yellow from New York & Company;

Button Down Shirt in Navy Blue from New York & Company;

Folded Wristlet in Black from GUESS;

Bar III Joella Pumps in Mint from Macy*s;

 

 

 

Create The Look!

 

 

NYC White Shirt

GUESS Floral PantsBlue SandalsBlack Wrislet

 

7TH AVENUE Design Studio – Double Pocket Blouse in White from New York & Company;

Feathered Floral Pant in Multicolored from GUESS;

Breanah Heel in Electricity from GUESS;

kate spade new york Cedar Street Karolina Wristlet in Black from Macy*s;

 

 

Floral Print Statement * Stylo 247 – My Youtube Video

 

 

 

 

 

My Makeup

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Pre Makeup:

Make Up For Ever Primer; Too Faced Eye PrimerPrep Prime + Lip Base from MAC Cosmetics; Graftobian Wheel Corrector.

Makeup:

.

Eyes

L'Oreal Nude2NYX Gel LinerKat Von D Eyeliner2Younique-Moodstruck-3D-Fiber-Lashes-Mascara-01b0dfdf-bb0c-4ed8-b20c-f616e7d3d1ed_600

NO False Eyelashes

Colour Riche® La Palette Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Intense from L’Oreal  #8 – On lid;  #9 – On crease)

NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner from Target

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner from Sephora (Trooper-Ink Black)

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara from Overstock.com

.

Brows

Anastasia Brows-Ash BrownAnastasia Beverly Hills brow_duality

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo (Ash Brown)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Duo Pencil (Camille / Sand)

.

Contouring And Highlighting

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Medium To Tan)

.

Lips

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Talking Points Lip Liner

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Candy Yum Yum

MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil (Talking Points)

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick (Candy Yum Yum)

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Face

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Femme Fatale GRAFTOBIANGraftobian Banana Cream PieGraftobian Correctors

Graftobian HD Creme Foundation (Femme Fatale)

Graftobian HD LuxeCashmere™ Setting Powder (Banana Cream Pie)

Graftobian Corrector/Neutralizer Wheel (Light)

MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream

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Wear A Pair Of Floral Print Statement Pants With A Solid Top And Dashing Heels For An Eye-catching Summer Look. The Key Is To Wear Them With A Bold Attitude!