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4 Back to School Beauty Looks from FLIRT! Cosmetics.

So... I've been in high school for just over a month now, and I hate to admit it, but I am kind of really liking it. I am getting used to the early morning routine and fitting everything in. I am really starting to have a good time and look forward to more of the same.

Getting used to the early morning routine was more than a challenge in the beginning, but I have it pretty much down to a science now. One BIG thing I learned is that I need to streamline my routine and products, especially when it comes to makeup. FLIRT! Cosmetics must have read my mind, because they came up with 4 cute back to school beauty looks using a variety of their products.

Not only do I love FLIRT! Cosmetics for sending me the 4 looks that they have featured, but I am loving how varied the looks can be, but simple with the right products. And, the products are great. The eye shadows and blushes are very pigmented and silky soft. The lipsticks are pretty long wearing and not drying at all. The lip lacquers are probably my favorite. Well, along with the mascara. The IT CURL! Mascara is one of my new best friends!

As I said, FLIRT! was kind enough to send me the 4 back to school beauty looks, and being the good friend that I am, I just had to share them with two of my besties. So, a few weekends ago, I invited a few girls over to test out the looks.

We had such a fun time playing with all of the makeup and took turns applying it on each other.

Here is the list of FLIRT! products used to makeup up each look.

Exotic Jewel
The smoky eye gets a little easier (and more colorful) this Fall. Try a jewel-toned dark green or purple paired with a nude lip.
Eyes: Sweep Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Honey Lemonade from lashline to browbone. This is your base. Next apply Crocodile Rock to lid, from lashline to above the crease. Continue applying Crocodile Rock to the inner tearducts, as well as to bottom lashline and smudge. Next apply a touch of Wild Night from lashline to crease, and out and up - intensifying it on the outer lid and outer crease. Blend and fade the shadows. Complete the eye look with a generous coat of Big Flirt! Thickening mascara in Black Wink.
Lips: Perfectly nude lips complete the look. Try Squeeze Me Super Shiny Lipgloss in Heavenly Honey 03.
Cheeks: Lightly dust cheek bones with Peek-a-Blush in Caramel Belle 14.

Berry Beautiful
Make a bold statement with berry-red lips and a beautiful soft and neutral shimmery smoky eye.
Eyes: Sweep Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Witchy from lashline to browbone. Next apply Bronze Splash to lid, from lashline to above the crease. Continue applying Bronze Splash to bottom lashline and smudge. To intensify the smoke, add Look of Love Eye Pencil in Brownie Points to upper and lower lashline and smudge. Complete the eye look with Far Out! Lengthening mascara in Extreme Brown.
Lips: Berry lips are a consistent fall trend and there are so many beautiful and wearable berries to suit your skin tone and personal back to school style. Try High Wattage in Smitten 26 for a fuller coverage, deeper berry lip, or Squeeze Me Super Shiny Lipgloss in Bubbly Berry 18 for a sheer and sparkly blush of berry.
Cheeks: Lightly dust apples of cheeks in a complementary berry shade – Peek-a-Blush in Popsie.

Teacher's Pet
Stand-out in the crowd with orangey-red lips, naturally lined eyes and flirty, curled lashes.
Eyes: Sweep Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Sugar Daddy from lashline to browbone. Lightly line upper lashline with Look of Love Eye Pencil in Tipoff. Complete the look with Flirt! IT CURL in Bombshell Black.
Lips: For a spin on the classic red lip, try a hint of orange with High Wattage Intense and Creamy Lipcolor in Wicked 14 or Naughty 10.
Cheeks: Lightly dust cheekbones with Bring on the Bronze Bronzing Powder in Foxy Bronze 01.

Laid Back Lady
Enhance your summer tan with rosy cheeks, a pinky-nude lip and golden colored eye-makeup for a look that’s polished yet still relaxed.
Eyes: Create the perfect golden shimmer with Dreamy Eyes Eye shadow in Peach Champagne – from lashline to browbone. Then, apply Golden Lady in crease to create depth. Finish with Lash-a-delic Fast Defining Mascara in Mod Black.
Lips: Generously apply Glamourazzi Extreme Lip Lacquer in Dream Girl.
Cheeks: Dust Peek-a-Blush in Dapple Apple on apples of cheeks and bridge of nose.

All of the products used in the FLIRT! Back to School Beauty Looks can be purchased online at, and in store at Kohls.

I hope you like the looks. My friends and I sure did. G & M each went home with a bag of makeup that was used to make up the look, and FLIRT! wants me to share even more. Want to know more? You will have to come back to Teen Beauty on Friday to see how you can win a FLIRT! Back to School Beauty look yourself.


Get Deep Down Clean with Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips.

Just as school is in, clean and clear skin is too.

Did you know that the average complexion has about 200,000 pores? Did you also know that pores can enlarge up to twice their normal size when clogged? It doesn't sound pretty, now does it.

With Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips you’re pore problems are on their way to being SOLVED!

These strips are clinically proven to instantly remove pore-clogging dirt, oil and blackheads. It’s the deepest—and safest—way to whisk away weeks of buildup in just ten minutes.

Stock up for about $7.50 a box at your favorite drugstore. You know you like to be "in".


FLIRT! Fall Fairytale Style Box.

If only life were more like a fairy tale and less like real life...

These last few weeks have been an adjustment. I started high school, and it's been tough. Going from a school with 800 students to one with over 2,500 is challenging to say the least. I am exposed to new people, new places, new routines, new languages (why am I taking Latin?) and, well, I could go on and on. But you get the point. I am also on the Volleyball team. I am pretty new to the sport, but I like it, though I am sore in places that I didn't even think there were muscles!

All in all, being in high school and on a sports team is taking up so much of my time, more so than what I would have thought. I have NO TIME to get pretty, so I am looking for time savers any which way I can. This new Style Box from FLIRT! is saving me time and helping me dream, if only for a few minutes, that I am living a fairytale life. Funny how it is called the Fall Fairytale Style Box for Eyes and Cheeks!

Can you believe just how pretty those colors are?

The style box has three limited edition whimsical eye shadows, one radiant cheek color, and application tips to help create the perfect look.  The eye shadow shades include Kiss at Dusk, a light mauve shimmer for all-over cover; Blue Belle, that is a beautiful light blue shimmer for highlighting, and finally Deep Minx, which is a deep mauve shimmer for the crease of the eyelid. The Peek-a-Blush is a perfect shade of cheek color called Heart Candy. It is the perfect shade of "flush" as I like to call it. Natural, like a little flush or pinch to the cheeks.

I love the colors, but I should say that while it is convenient to have all of these great colors boxed up, it is not that practical to tote around a box of this size. I am hoping FLIRT! continues to make these great style boxes, but maybe in a smaller plastic case, or in a compact that would be much more portable.

This FLIRT! Fall Fairytale Style Box is for sale at Kohl's stores and on their website too. It has a regular retail price of $25, but when I was back to school shopping, I spotted it on sale for $12.99. Such a great deal!!!