Breaking Belle (Princess After Dark Book 2) by Isabella Starling

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Breaking Belle (Princess After Dark Book 2) by Isabella Starling

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 She mewled and I held her close, our lips connecting desperately, giving each other what we needed and taking more with every lick and suck. I’d never fucked like this—made love like this. Like we were part of one being, like she shared every bit of my pain, like I knew every second of her life when she’d been truly happy. We were one, we were invincible. And I needed to mark the moment. “I’m going to fucking knock you up,” I said into her ear. “So you remember this… So you remember what it feels like to be fucked by a monster.  
“This is Sarah,” he said, stepping aside to reveal a small woman with a friendly smile. “She’ll help you.” I gave the woman an untrusting look, and she smiled. She seemed nice enough, but I didn’t know her. I’d barely gone out of our house for the past few years. I was homeschooled. And now I was here, with people I didn’t know, who could use me any way they wanted to. “W-why not you?” I surprised myself by asking the question, and it hung in the air as Dominic came towards me, grabbing hold of a strand of my hair and pulling, hard. I gasped as he twirled my hair around his fingers. “Because,” he said roughly. “I don’t trust myself with you.” “You want to hurt me,” I breathed. “I do,” he growled, a beastly grin taking over his handsome face. “And I will. But not before you beg for it, beautiful.”

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Treat Yo’Self Tuesday: Rocking The Right Lip Color

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Treat Yo’Self Tuesday: Rocking The Right Lip Color

lipcolorLipstick can be a girl’s best accessory or her worst nightmare; it is not a one size fits all situation. There’s a lot to think about when choosing a color. If you wear a shade that clashes with your natural coloring, it may not necessarily look bad, just less harmonious with your complexion. Who wants to look washed out?! You also don’t have to fear a bold lip. Bright lipsticks can be fun, dramatic and totally sexy!

Here are some tips and tricks to find out how to pick the best lip colors for your skin tone every single time and wear it the right way:

1)  First, what’s your skin’s undertone? Are you COOL or WARM? An easy way to find out is to look at the veins on your inner wrists in natural light (go outside or stand near a window). If they appear bluish, you have cool undertones. More green? You’re warm. If it appears to be in between the two, you are considered Neutral. You want to focus on shades similar to your undertone when choosing a lipstick so knowing which one you are is very helpful.

2) The most flattering lip tones will be one or two shades darker than your natural lip color

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  • Women with dark skin tone, try plums, deep wines and rich browns. Try to avoid anything with an orange hue. It makes darker skin look dull by bringing out yellow undertones.

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3) If you find your lips dry or that the color you love is a bit too flaky, first apply a light layer of lip balm or moisturizer. I usually do this before my primer and foundation. You will want to let it sit on your lips for a few minutes to moisten and then blot it off with a tissue. Make sure all excess is off and to even out the texture before applying lipstick.

4) To keep lipstick from wearing off fast, fill in your lips with a lip liner. This acts as a color base, so when the lipstick wears off you still have color. Try to apply one that is the same shade as your lipstick or a nude shade.

5) Don’t match your lipstick with your clothes. It’s a pretty common mistake because it seems to be the logical thing to do. Your lipstick is supposed to compliment your skin and draw attention to your lips. It has absolutely nothing to do with your clothing choice.

Finding the right lip color should be exciting, not a boring task. You don’t have to wear the same color everyday. You can certainly find a variety of colors that will work to your advantage. And regardless of your undertone, it’s up to you to decide what looks the most flattering on yourself. If you love bright red lipstick and it makes you happy, go ahead and rock it! After all, it is all about your own personal sense of style!

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Go ahead and treat yo’self to a new lipstick color. You won’t know if you like it until you try it (Wink Wink).  And while you are at it, here are a few other fun things to experiment with:

Use a lip mask (yes, a mask for your lips) for soft, hydrated, plump lips:  Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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Learn to apply your lipstick with a lip brush. Using one allows the color to really get into the lip and helps it last longer: MUFE Lip Brush

Play with contouring for a more dramatic effect: Aesthetica Cosmetics Lip Contour Kit

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Treat Yo’Self TIP OF THE WEEK

Want to matte and/or make your lipstick stay? Apply your lipstick and liner normally, and then hold a tissue over your lips while lightly dusting translucent loose face powder over the tissue. Slowly remove the tissue and you are ready to go. The powder will lightly coat your lips through the tissue, and it will set your lip color the same way it sets your makeup when you use it on your face.

See all the Treat Yo’Self posts from Angela here!

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