Snap Chat – The highs and lows

Random right? Not beauty or fashion related but it seems to be an app that most of us use every single day, throughout the day so I thought, why the hell not.

Ohh Snap Chat – I love it but sometimes… no! I will not start this blog post off on a negative note so let’s start off with the positives!

Positives

1.  Staying in touch – Snap Chat is an easy way to see what your friends/family are up to without having to write much. Visuals are always my fave and without having to make meaningless conversation, you can get straight to the point with just a picture of what you’re up to/what you’re about to eat/where you’re travelling etc.

2. My Story – At first, I hardly used this tool of snap chat but when I started I realized it’s a great way to share certain things: recipes, DIY’s and even beauty looks. I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me telling me they’ve enjoyed my snap chat stories, whether it’s been recipes or me getting ready for a wedding! My snap chat story is also fun to look over at the end of the night (for me) – to see what I did, how many views, who’s been looking etc.

3. Knowing people on a different level – Ugly face competition? Pretty sure I win each and every time. No but seriously, some people put on a front and don’t share a lot on social media (which is totally fine) – but having snap chat lets you know someone on a totally different level, a more comfortable level and I laaaaaaike that!

4. (Insert city here) Life – I LOVE THIS. It really helps people understand other cultures and see other parts of the world in a different light. There is nothing negative about this, it’s actually pretty awesome.

Negatives

(Oh man here we go)

1. SELFIE VIDEOS – I literally cannot deal. I hate this so much. There are a lot of people that send me videos of them posing and making a duck face – not a selfie though, a VIDEO. WHY?! Lord. I get it, YOU LOOK GREAT, so fabulous but does someone really need to watch a video of you posing :S  This is not cool, and you need to stop.

2. STORIES – Those who send me the snaps that their adding to their story anyway… Why do you do this?! I’m probably going to look through the recent stories and see it anyway so what was the point of sending it to me (and others) separately? THERE WAS NO POINT. Side note: It’s also really irritating getting snaps of things that are irrelevant to me. I don’t need snaps of you hanging out with your friends that I do not know. That is just weird.

3. BLOGGERS/YOUTUBERS – Following SOME of my favorite bloggers/youtubers has unfortunately made me shy away from reading their posts/watching their videos. Some of them, I think, share another side of themselves which leads me to feel that they are annoying. I don’t want to get into specifics and/or talk shit buttttttt, I’ve stopped adding my favorite “celebrities” to snap chat because when I see a whole new side of them, it’s not necessarily true that I’ll like it. Disclaimer: not all of them are annoying but majority of them are.

4. Constantly SnapChatting – These are the folks that literally snap chat EVERYTHING. Oh, there’s a burger – PHONES OUT, oh someone is opening a present – PHONES OUT… WHY!? You don’t need to snap chat every moment of your life, just enjoy it and take the moment in. You won’t even remember half these memories because you’re too busy snapping them away.

Anyway, that’s my raw version of why I love and hate snap chat at the same time. Didn’t even bother editing it through to make sure no one gets offended becaaaause this is truly how I feel, and I’m sure others feel this way too J

Happy Wednesday (THE WEEK IS ALMOST OVER!!)

Xo

Anisa

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How to: Contour, Highlight and Conceal

Hi dolls!

The other day I posted a new video entitled: How to Contour, Highlight and Conceal. A lot of people tend to run away when they hear the words “contour” and “highlight”, but I promise you it’s not that bad. When using the right tools, techniques and methods, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! I started getting into contouring and highlight when Kim Kardashian first posted that picture of her makeup artist applying the highlighter and brown shadow to her face, I was literally like “wow!” I then started googling and youtubing various makeup artists and how they apply the contour and highlighting technique to their face. To this day, I still think that Kim Kardashian truly has the best contouring and highlighting than any other celebrity – definitely an inspiring photo to look at while practicing is this one:

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Now, there are a lot of benefits to contouring as it can make a world of a difference. By contouring your temple, nose, cheekbones, jaw line, eye crease and even the inner corners of your eyes, you can make it look like you have lost 5-10 pounds easily! Contouring and highlighting also helps define your look, disguise double chins and adds shape to your face!

Concealing allows you to hide those dark circles under your eyes, hide pimples and any red spots that appear on your face. In addition, highlighting allows you to add brightness to your face! When highlighting, it reflects light on your face and gives you a brighter look. In addition, highlighting the middle of your nose will allow your face to appear much longer.

Of course contouring and highlighting is not as easy as it looks. Everyone has a different face shape and you have to find out what works for you! It takes a lot of practice, good precision and of course good lighting. If you have ever photographed yourself using the correct technique to contour and highlight, you will easily notice how much it change the structure on your face.

Anyway, I hope this video helps you guys with the basics of contouring and highlighting. This is kind of how I do it on an everyday basis. Of course, when I want my look to be more “dramatic”, I spend more time on contouring and highlighting and focus on my chin and temples in addition to my nose and cheekbones. For now, this is an easy and simple method that shows you how to contour your cheekbones and nose that helps you achieve that structured face!

xo
Anisa