Let’s Look Alive

The reality of college is you don’t get as much sleep as you want/need. Maybe you were up late studying for a major test, (or binge watching Netflix episodes). We’ve all been there, especially myself. In honor of those sleepless nights I present to you, the key to looking alive in under ten minutes. Sleep is precious to me and this look will allow you to hit that snooze button a couple more times.

Here is a real life picture of me at six in the morning with no alterations to my appearance. Can’t you tell how much I love mornings? As Beyoncè would say, “I woke up like dis,” and unfortunately I woke up like this. IMG_3891

To make yourself not look like an extra in a zombie movie here’s what you’re going to need:IMG_3960

The first step in your transformation to someone who looks well rested is splashing some cold water on your face. I know that sounds unpleasant but you’ll definitely be awake after that. Next, you need to moisturize. Use a moisturizer that has SPF in it and trust me your future self will thank me. As far as brands for moisturizer go try to find an oil-free moisturizer, I like Neutrogena and Olay. Your second step is priming your face and once again I like Neutrogena. Make sure you rub the products into you face in upward circular motions.

Now lets work on covering those blemishes. Get a concealer a tad lighter than your skin tone and a powder that matches your skin tone, (tips on choosing a concealer and powder will come in a later post). Put concealer on all of your visible blemishes. Use a concealer brush to draw triangles of concealer under both of your eyes. Next draw a line of concealer down the bridge of your nose and blend all of the concealer into your skin. Dust powder over your whole face with a big powder brush. Now you need to smile that pretty smile and put blush on the apples of your cheeks. If you’re unsure of what the apples are they are the parts of your cheek that stick out and make you feel like a chipmunk when you smile.

While on the topic of your face you’re going to want to use a highlighter to brighten up your skin. Coconut oil works wonderfully as a highlighter not to mention that you get a ton of it for super cheap. Put a small amount of coconut oil on your index fingers and lightly dab it on your cheekbones. Don’t use too much or you’ll end up looking like a glazed doughnut, a little goes a long way. For the finishing touches curl your eyelashes with a curler, I like the ELF brand curler. Lastly put a lip balm of your choice on because chapped lips are not cute.

Voila. I added about 4 hours of sleep in 8 minutes, and you can too. IMG_3907

Now that you have the secret to looking alive go conquer the world my sweet angels, and for the love of everything good in the world, get some sleep.

Welcome Lovely Humans

Hello and welcome to Beautifully Tayriffic. My name is Taylor Carfield and I enjoy puppies and eating large amounts of food. This blog is for all you students in college. This is for the people whose wallets shed tears of sadness when opened, this is for the people who are trying to look good but are “ballin’ on a budget.” Don’t worry I’m right there with you and I’m here to help. I am dedicated to finding men and women alike a source to find beauty products at a low price. I love beauty products and trying new things, unfortunately my bank account disagrees with my desire to buy every product Sephora has to offer. So here we are, finding products on our end of the price spectrum and let me tell you it is so possible.

In the posts to come I will not only be giving my advice on beauty products but also giving tips on how to use them to their full potential. My first piece of advice is you are beautiful the exact way you are. That is such a cliché and although this blog is based upon beautifying yourself I want to reiterate that you don’t need anything to be beautiful. Beauty comes from the inside. With that being said sometimes we all need a boost. Let’s be real there’s no feeling like perfecting that winged eyeliner or perfectly contouring that double chin, (don’t worry we all have one).

That is all ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope you will all continue to stick with me on this blogging journey. I will leave you with one last piece of advice. Remember to stay hydrated and as my granny would say, “Remember to hug someone everyday.”