Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TIP TUESDAY: Fearless Falsies

This TIP TUESDAY is just in time for Halloween (but can be used for everyday too). Whether you're taking the sexy or spooky route, so many Halloween costumes can be given a little extra oomph with false eyelashes. Bethany Karlyn, creator of PRTTY PEAUSHUN and celebrity makeup artist shares her insight on how to fake it with falsies.

*Also! Don't forget about our TREAT to you - FREE U.S. SHIPPING. Enter CODE: HALLOWEEN here! Ends 10/31 at midnight* 

EYELASH STRIP APPLICATION - It isn't easy, but the effect is definitely worth the effort.

  • Trim the band from the outside of the lash to fit the eye 
  • Remove any excess dry glue on the eyelash from it being attached to the form
  • Apply a very sparing amount of glue to the edge of the band 
    • Bethany uses duo surgical glue in clear - dark can make a mess if you aren't accurate 
  • Give the glue a few seconds to get tacky before applying and blow on the glue a bit
  • Apply from the outside in, directly above the lash line. 
    • A tweezer may help if you feel clumsy with your fingers
  • Make sure the lashes are tight to your lash line and pinch the lash to your own lash to get the angle right 
  • Remember to curl and mascara your natural lashes first for a more natural look OR if using paper lashes/feather lashes/foil or anything other than hair. 
  • If the band needs camouflaging, use a pen liner for ease and accuracy or a whatever liquid eyeliner you prefer.   
    • Stay away from pencils as the oils may loosen the glue
  • If using HAIR LASHES, marry the false lash to the mascara'd natural lash by putting a finger sideways across the top of the false lash and mascara lightly through the tips from the underside of the natural lash pushing through to the finger. 
    • This will maintain the curl of the lashes and marry them together while holding the false lash in place. 
  • For a more dramatic look, do not mascara natural lash first. curl and mascara both the natural and fake eyelash completely, in the same way as above (from root to tip, pushing the wand through to the finger). 

Check out these fun fakes for a little extra Halloween fun!

The above paper eyelashes can be found here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TIP TUESDAY: Bold for Beginners

It's TIP TUESDAY time!

This week we're talking about one of Fall's major eye trends: bold eyeliner. Think cat eyes, thick lines and wingtips. But, when going bold, hard edges and nearly perfect lines are necessary. Bethany shares her tips on a stress-free application.

Liquid eyeliner requires a steady hand, but there are now products available that give the look with less stress. Liquid eyeliner pens are felt-tip markers that control the flow and make the process much easier to manage. Gel eyeliners in a pot are an easy method as well. Use a small hard angle brush to do the work for you. 

Shaky hand? A cheat is to first create your line with eyeshadow then go over it with your liquid eyeliner of choice. Much easier and faster than free handing it. Gently going over the shadow at the edge of the line with a pointed q-tip after dry, will soften the edge and any wobbly mistakes. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013


This Sunday we're spotlighting Epic Beauty Bar.

Shopping naturals has never been easier. Our friends at Epic Beauty Bar have curated a top of the line selection of pretty products that have your whole body covered, literally (couldn't resist). But that's not what sets this PRTTY partner apart.

Epic Beauty Bar has focused on and collected the an uber-concious array of Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Chamomile-Free, Vegan and Certified Organic products (like yours truly).

Also, this PRTTY partner has all your beauty insight and 
Tips, tricks and giveaways at Epic Beauty Guide

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TIP TUESDAY: Budge-proof Blush

As tans and sun-kissed glows start to fade, blush becomes more necessary to add that pop of color and life to your skin. So this TIP TUESDAY, we're sharing a tip from Bethany Karlyn that was featured on Life & Beauty Weekly

Prevent your blush from doing the disappearing act throughout the day with this pointer.

Vanishing makeup is frustrating, but fortunately, this one’s an easy fix. Instead of applying one heavy layer of blush, apply two lighter layers along with translucent powder to stop your skin’s oils from breaking down your makeup. 

Here’s how:Tap cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks in a circular pattern, then tap and blend it upward and outward. It should be noticeable but not as bright as you’d usually apply it. Next, dust on a light layer of translucent powder with a big fluffy brush to set the makeup. Tap another layer of cream blush on top until you get a color that mimics the fresh, healthy flush you’re looking for.

One exception: If you have very oily skin, swap the second coat of cream blush for a powder in the same rosy shade. Two layers of cream blush may be too much moisture for your skin type.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


This Sunday Spotlight brings you another of our favorite types of vendors - a company that cares just as much about what we put on our body as what we put in it. 

Flora Organica Natural and Organic Skin Apothecary believes that "as a living organ your skin responds to authentic and natural ingredients in the same way the rest of your body does. Feed your body crap and it'll let you know it's not happy; your skin is no different." That's why they place such emphasis on curating the most effective natural and organic skincare. 

At Flora Organica skin & hair care products are free of the following nasties:

And of course what goes better with natural and organic than green beauty! Flora Organica also cares about the good of the environment and that's why they implement the 3 Rs in their business - Reduce - Reuse - Recycle. (Check out their green policy for more information.)

In the OFF chance that you're still not convinced you should be shopping at Flora Organica, there's 5 (and we're sure many more) great reasons to:





Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Perhaps one of the most highly maintained attributes, brow upkeep has long been bantered and debated. But, regardless of the shape, size or color there are a few tips that apply to all!

This TIP TUESDAY, Celebrity Makeup Artist and PRTTY PEAUSHUN creator, Bethany Karlyn, shares her tips to achieve a beautiful but NATURAL looking brow.

Bethany Karlyn's how-to for beautiful, natural looking brows:

Instead of filling in the whole area, recreate the look of individual hairs where needed. Use a small firm hard angle brush and a brow powder shadow to match your brows. Tap off excess product on brush before applying. Using gentle strokes, draw in hairs in the direction the natural hairs are growing. Use a light hand and always remember, less is more.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Spotlight: BELLABOX

Today we're talking blue boxes - and this post is not about Kraft Mac n Cheese. Discover BellaBox!

Twin sisters, Emily and Sarah Hamilton, founded bellabox. These dynamic sisters envisaged bellabox as a way to deliver customers the best in beauty in the most fuss free and simple way. Made for the woman, man and soon, the new family on the go, bellabox does all the work for you, trawling the globe for the newest and hottest out there for your discovery.

What you should know. This is not your average beauty box. Every month, our friends in Australia at BellaBox curate a box with 5 luxury beauty samples. So what makes it different? 

On top of providing surprise high-end beauty samples, BellaBox is also a beauty guide. Check out the guide here - which discusses all types of beauty products, trends and product reviews (like their review of yours truly.)

With many membership options, you're sure to find the best solution (or gift!) for your beauty routine and budget.

But it's not just about beauty. BellaBox also offers a male BellaBox and a BellaBaby box!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

TIP TUESDAY: Lip Service

What's the point in creating the perfect pout if it's going to smear/disappear/crack with wear. And with fall upon us, bold lips are a staple and they do not take kindly to messy lines or bleeding color. Bethany Karlyn, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Creator of PRTTY PEAUSHUN shares her tips on lips!


The key is to get all the oils out of the lipstick thereby creating a stain. To do this apply lipstick over bare lips, then blot with papier poudre powder papers to suck up the oil and leave a layer of powder. Blend any powder bits in by tapping with the 4th finger. For extra deep stain, repeat with second coat and blot again. 

Tip – don’t have powder papers? Separate the two layers of a piece of tissue. Hold one piece over the lips and using a powder brush and loose powder, powder on top of the tissue so it goes through to the lips. Blot remaining on extra piece of tissue.

Also, when going for a BOLD color or DARK lip be sure to line first! Perfect the shape of your lip or change your lips shape all together. This will prevent messiness from color bleeding onto your skin. 

Lastly, adding some foundation/concealer/ or powder on the skin around your lip line will make your pout look crisp and flawless.