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  • Teen Makeup Picks and Tips

    Teen Makeup

    When I was a teenager, I will admit that I did tend to go overboard when it came to my makeup. The prospect of being old enough to play around with makeup made me feel so grown up and in control - although looking back, the results weren't always the most desirable. Hello frosted blue eye shadow!

    Today, teen girls have access to so much information when it comes to their beauty routines and makeup possibilities. So I thought it would be fun to share some of my teen makeup tips and picks for all of EM's teenage fans out there!

    My first tip for teen girls is to keep it simple. Opt for luscious (yet natural looking) colors that emphasize your blossoming features while remaining age appropriate. Trust me, you'll have plenty of time to rock a smokey eye and bold red lip in your twenties and thirties. I love feminine shades of soft pink and peach for teen girls, which allows for a subtle touch of color without being over the top.

    For cheeks, Peony Petal Blush is a nice shade that resembles a beachy pink coral. It's pretty and punchy - perfect for teens. For eyes, Tell Me Why Eye Shadow is a neutral peach matte shade that can be easily paired with shadows you already own. It's dainty enough to be a lovely shade on it's own, too. For lips, EM's tinted lip butters are ideal for teens who are looking for hydration with a sheen wash of color. How cute is the Spring Berries shade?

    Truth be told, the teen years are not always the easiest on your skin. This is the time when blemishes, redness, and oily zones can sometimes rear their not-so-pretty heads. Thankfully, EM has a handful of products that can lessen these symptoms and contribute to a carefree, gorgeous complexion!

    The Mint Color Corrector is a product that I would especially recommend for all teens, as the subtle mint color neutralizes redness and can reduce the appearance of blemishes and broken capillaries. It's super hi-tech yet at the same time completely wearable and easy to incorporate into your morning routine. The Natural Rose Color Corrector Stick can reduce any dark circles (we've all pulled those all-nighters in high school!) or discolorations in a natural way. Finally, for those long summer days spent with friends in the sun, the Calm & Collected Skin Tint is a safe way to achieve a hint of bronzed color - giving your skin a warm and radiant look.

    My last tip is perhaps the most important - have fun! The teen years are a time of exploration and discovery, and although I definitely wouldn't try my frosted blue eyeshadow look again, I sure loved it at the time. Have fun with getting to know which makeup looks are your favorites, and be creative!

     

    Xo, Carina

  • EVERYDAY MINERALS PRESENTS - HOLLY MARILYN

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    Holly Marilyn is an amazingly talented and beautiful singer songwriter, who we are thrilled to announce is our next Everyday Minerals Musical Muse. Holly embodies the free spirit and natural beauty that personifies the Everyday Minerals lifestyle.

    She has such an amazing and prolific career and is a real inspiration for women everywhere.

    In 2005, Holly's song "Something's Got To Change" was selected for the film Stay starring Ryan Gosling, Ewen McGregor, and Naomi Watts. How cool is that!

    Soon after, she was signed to Interscope Records as a solo artist. She wrote, recorded and toured with The Golden Smog, a super-group consisting of members of Wilco, the Jayhawks - these are two bands that we love.

    In 2012 Holly became part of Dhani Harrison’s (George Harrison's son) musical collective known as thenewno2 and is featured on the album, thefearofmissingout.

    Her new solo project is something we are totally proud to be a part,  By sponsoring Holly's new track Last Match, Everyday Minerals is excited to be a part of her new solo project. We know it's gonna be fantastic and just can't wait for the new album.

    We recently had a photo shoot in Los Angeles and got to sit down with her and talk of her musical inspiration and special beauty tips that we are thrilled to share with you.

    Can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind the song?

    It was love and the fear of losing it that inspired "The Last Match".

     

    Tell us about how you made the song happen. Who was involved and how did the recording go?

    I recorded this song at my friend Blake Robin's studio.  I didn't even know I was going to do all those crazy harmonies at the end.  I just did them on the spot.  We were stoked.

     

    How would you describe your beauty style in relation to your music? Are there any themes you follow that help define your style?

    I do a lot of different styles of music, so I dress pretty differently for every project.  I'm always drawn to the 60s and 70s fashion-wise, so that's generally incorporated into any music related outfit.  In real life I have a uniform.  Black jeans, black boots, black T-shirt, and a cool jacket.  Jackets are my thing.

     

    What is your favorite color palette right now and how do you use those colors with your look and with your art?

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    I wear a lot of black and have recently gotten way into navy blue, so I can really go anywhere makeup wise. It's a mood thing.

    Hey you can get Holly's look from the photo shoot
    Check out her look here

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    Blue Velvet Mineral Eyeliner

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    Peony Petal Blush

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    More I See Eye Shadow

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    Tell Me Why Eye Shadow

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    Summer of ’14 Eye Shadow

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    Soft Peach Color Corrector Stick

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    Bronzed Finishing Dust

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    Caring Honey Tinted Lip Butter

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  • Carina's June Product Picks

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    Well hello there, June! This sunny little month seemed to sneak up on us out of nowhere, but sure enough, this lazy time of outdoor grilling and long summer days is upon us.

    To me, June has always meant the official kickoff of summer. Instantly, warm afternoons and ripe berries come to mind, and I am so excited about what the summer will bring. 
     
    During the summer, I like to keep my makeup routine as simple and effortless as possible, embracing my beautiful quirks and allowing mother nature to take care of the rest. However, I also love a vibrant POP during the summer months, like a bold blue eye just because.
     
    So, I've gathered my favorite products this month to share with all of you. These are the products I am using and loving, and I hope you will too.
     
    The Blender Face Brush is my old reliable. Time after time, I find myself coming back to this one, simply because it's just so good. It handles everything from blush to bronzer to base in the easiest of ways, and is perfect for blending to perfection.
     
    The Blue Velvet Mineral Eyesliner is perfect for achieving that statement making pop of blue that I mentioned earlier. The rich pigments in this shade means that a little goes a long way. I am seriously crushing on eyes lined with this hue and all other makeup kept nude and neutral. 
     
    The Pink For Flowers Blush is that quintessential charming pink summertime shade. It will perfectly accentuate skin that is slightly sunkissed and will give your cheeks the most adorable bit of pink blossom color.
     
    The Good Looking Eye Shadow is one of our newest shades that I can't get out of my head. It's a pale, fully natural nude color that is great for layering and blending, and gives colors that I currently have in my makeup drawer new life by lightening them up.
     
    The Sugared Mauve Tinted Lip Butter is definitely my favorite color of all the lip butters this month. Exceptionally rich and hydrating, this color is the sweetest mix of dusty plum and lush rose.
     
    Xo, Carina
  • DIY PRESSED FLOWER TRAYS

    One of my favorite things is to take something old and make it new again. I found these three vintage trays for $2 a piece at a local thrift store, and immediately knew they could be something more. I had flowers pressing in coffee table books at home, and decided that they’d be the perfect thing to breath new life into my new vintage finds.

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    The DIY is easy as can be. Below are the steps to achieve the result, but get creative with it. Pick a flower that you especially love, paint the trays your favorite color, or include inspirational sayings on your pieces of brown craft paper.

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    You’ll Need:

    Vintage Tray
    Acrylic Paint with paint brush, small container, and cup for water
    Pressed Flowers
    Super Glue
    Craft Paper
    Marker
    Clear Plastic Resin with an old plastic cup and wooden popsicle stick for mixing

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    Directions:

    1. Clean off your old vintage tray, and make sure it’s completely dry.
    2. Mix up your paint, and thoroughly cover both sides of the tray. You’ll have to let each side dry, and give a couple coats.

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    1. Write Latin flower name or inspirational words on a piece of craft paper.
    2. Lay out the craft paper and flowers on the tray until you’re happy with the design.

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    1. Use super glue to stick the flowers in place.
    2. Mix up clear plastic resin following instructions on the can closely. I followed the steps for a one-coat 1/4 inch layer of resin, adding catalyst and stirring with a popsicle stick.
    3. Pour resin over flowers, and let set until dry. I left mine for a full 24 hours.
    4. You can now enjoy using your trays. Hang them on a wall, use them for jewelry, or place them on a coffee table.

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    This post is from our guest blogger Naomi. Follow her on her blog here for posts like these and more!

  • Peony Petal Blush

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    Shaking a shower of blossoms from the shrubs,

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    And bearing on their fragrance; and he brings

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    Music of birds, and rustling of young boughs,

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    And sound of swaying branches, and the voice

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    Of distant waterfalls. All the green herbs

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    Are stirring in his breath; a thousand flowers,

    By the road-side and the borders of the brook.

  • Bruce Heart Launch Party

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    Everyday Minerals is proud to announce our recent collaboration with the Australian gals behind the just-launched clothing label Bruce Heart, Rylee Maver and Elle Howard. Both vegan, Rylee and Elle (who are friends since childhood) created a cool collection of elegant yet edgy basics, and we recently teamed up with the girls to provide makeup for their exciting label launch party. With core values that perfectly echo our own, Bruce Heart is proud to donate a portion of its sales to animal welfare organizations. Love that!

     

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     The Bruce Heart label is focused on "appreciating our commonalities while embracing our differences, and if you're different then you're a part of the Bruce Heart family." So inspiring! Their line of three t-shirts, which come in black, floral and leopard print, are meant for wearers to feel fun, flirty, confident and sexy.

     

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    We provided our delectable (and purse-friendly!) Tinted Lip Butters for the evening, which was held at Hollywood hotspot Warwick in partnership with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and Good Planet Media. The event was a smashing success, and I just love seeing these two young and motivated girls promoting the message of sustainability and making waves to help put an end to animal cruelty once and for all.

     

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    Click here to follow the Bruce Heart journey on Instagram. So fun!

    Enjoy some photos from the evening below.


     xo
    Carina

     

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  • At First Blush

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    When spring draws to an end,

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    We welcome in our new summer friend.

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    Flowers fully bloomed, fields so lush,

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    The Sun kisses your cheeks saying,

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    "You had me At First Blush!"

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  • Purple Rain Liner

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    I never meant to cause you any sorrow,

    I never meant to cause you any pain,

    I only wanted to one time see you laughing,

    I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain.

     

    For this liner, we were inspired by the words of the Prince himself. Strong and bold, yet still feminine and fun, Purple Rain Mineral Eyeliner is meant to be worn on those magical days and nights where you’re laughing and dancing, wild and free.

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    We came up with the concept for this shot while listening to ‘Purple Rain’ on vinyl and imagining what purple rain would look like, and the kind of things it would make grow.

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    One can only imagine that purple rain would shimmer and grow deep dark purple foliage after it’s gone.

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    For this look, we swept some of our Special Delivery Eyeshadow over the lid, and followed it with a dramatic cat eye look using the Purple Rain Eyeliner. We also added some slight color to the cheeks with our At First Blush Blush.

  • Color Outside the Lines

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    Sarah’s look was started off using the Tapered Sculpting Face Brush to apply our Poipu-lar Shores bronzer below her cheekbones to accentuate the contouring of her face.

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    We applied a small amount more to the apples of her cheeks as a blush.

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    To highlight her cheekbones and the apples of her cheeks, we then used the Tapered Sculpting Face Brush to apply our brightening Cameo blush color.

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    We started her eyes out using our Special Delivery eye color on her lids as a base color. We then used our Everyday Eyeshadow brush to apply a small amount of our

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    Good Looking eye color to the inner corner and tear duct area of her eyes.

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    Lastly, using the Double Perfect Eyeshadow/Eyeliner Brush, we applied our Cinnamon Street eyeliner to her top and bottom lid line in a semi cat eye shape.

  • The Sauce to Eat With Everything

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    I was given the essence of this recipe by a vendor at the farmer’s market last summer. He was selling beautiful entire heads of green garlic. It was the exact form and shape of the dried stuff you get at the grocery store, but green and ripe as a spring onion.

    I picked one up in my hand like a mesmerized child. Judging from my wonder, he must have already known I was going to buy it, but yet he proceeded to sell it to me by describing the most luscious way to use it. I was to run a few stands down to get some yogurt, and then stop at Whole Foods to buy a lemon. When I got home, I’d fill my sauce pan with the finest olive oil in the cupboard, and then ever-so-lightly, sear my beautiful garlic. From there, it would go into the food processor, followed by yogurt, lemon, and a dash of elegant sea salt.

    Once I got it down, I started to put it on everything, but also got to experimenting with its charm. The dish itself tastes like summer, and so one day it struck me to mix it with one of my favorite herbs: parsley. I love parsley because it’s bright, it’s energetic, and it has zest. It was simply meant for this recipe. A few test runs later, and after some other additions, this is the recipe you land on. I promise you won’t be able to stop making it – it’s too delicious.

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    What to Eat It On: Try it overtop your favorite veggie burger, stirred in with steam carrots, drizzled atop a summer salad, or as an “aioli” dip. But don’t stop there, get experimental.

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    Ingredients:

    -          2 Clove Garlic (should be green, but dried will also do)

    -          2 Cups Loosely Packed Parsley

    -          1/2 Cup Yogurt

    -          ½ Tbs coarse salt

    -          Juice from 1 Lemon

    -          1/8 Cup Olive Oil

    -          ½ Tbs Tahini

    Directions:

    1. If garlic is green, give it a quick sauté in hot oil.
    2. In a food processor, chop each ingredient fully. Add the makings in this order: garlic, parsley, tahini, olive oil, yogurt, lemon, and finally salt.
    3. Serve or store in the fridge for up to one week.

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    This post is from our guest blogger Naomi. Follow her on her blog here for posts like these and more!

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