Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tips on How to Ring in the New Year!

Believe it or not, 2013 is only days away! 
We can say goodbye to 2012 and cherish the memories we created, learn from the mistakes
we might've made and carry on with a fresh new outlook.. 
It's time to ring in the new year! 
In order to welcome in the new year, we must do it right! If you are going out to a party, out on the town for the night or a midnight countdown with your loved ones - take a look at these top 5 tips from our Pretty&Cute beauty experts. 

1. Primer & Setting Powder
When you're out on the town you don't want to think about your makeup smearing, smudging or fading. And if it does happen, it's even worse when you don't notice until you see your photos on New Years Day! This is why getting your face ready and setting it afterwards is crucial for special nights out. The special formulas in primers grab onto your makeup and hold it tight longer than your makeup would on naked skin. Setting powder then seals it all together keeping your makeup in place and secured while sometimes giving you an extra added glow or matte finish. Think of it as the clear top coat of nail polishes!
2. Go bold or go home!
New Years Eve only comes once a year so rock out all the thick eyeliners and vibrant lip colors that you want! If you're the type who doesn't usually feel brave enough to really stand out on regular days, use New Years Eve to practice. Wing out your cat-eye and wear a bright red lipstick. You can't go wrong with red lipstick during these chilly yet warm and cozy Winter nights! Don't be afraid, be BOLD and make it a night to remember.

3. Plump Eyelashes

What's great about New Years Eve is that you can go all out on your eyelashes by using false eyelashes with crystal gems or boost the natural look. It's up to you! Crystal gems give you an extra sparkle in your eye and to your wink. Natural looking lashes enhance your eyes, making them look extra bright and lively not only in person but in photos! Try a pair and rock the night away!


4. Sparkles, Shimmers & Glitters
When we think of New Years Eve, the first thing that most of us think about is the giant crystal ball that is dropped each year in New York City. Then, when you think about crystals, what do you think of? SPARKLE! New Years Eve is a great time and excuse to bust out those sparkly, glittery, glimmery, shimmery makeup products as well as clothing. When it comes to makeup, you can use eyeshadows OR our favorite, glitter eyeliners. But, this doesn't mean you should use it on your eyelid alone. A great tip is to create your regular black eyeline, either regular or dramatic cat-eye for that extra glam then create a glitter line above the black line either all the way across or from the middle out. Place some in the inner tear ducts as well to make your eyes glisten and stand out throughout the night. Fabulous!

5. Blotting Papers
Oily skin? All that dancing and movement is probably not making the situation any easier for you to handle the night either. No problem. Grab a small packet of blotting papers and throw it into your clutch. We know how much of a hassle it can be step away from the party to pat your face with a puff and holding a compact in the other hand. So instead, every time you feel any excess oil on your skin, tear one out and gently pat on your face. Then you're done and set for more dancing! 

 These are just a few tips for New Years Eve - if you have questions or need advice on any other related topics, let us know! Happy New Year! 2013. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Season of Giving: Pretty&Cute Holiday Donation!

In honor of the holiday season of giving, Pretty&Cute decided to make a great donation to the Asian Women Shelter of California for the holidays! We at Pretty&Cute know the importance of pampering oneself but we also understand how it can be difficult to be able to do so, so we wanted these women to receive $1,200 worth of free high-quality makeup and skincare products from Pretty&Cute! Here's to a brighter and merrier holiday season.

"The mission of Asian Women's Shelter (AWS) is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women. AWS is committed to every person's right to live in a violence-free home, and has a specific focus towards addressing the cultural and language needs of immigrant, refugee, and U.S.-born Asian women and their children. This perspective is reflected in the organization's broad strategy, which integrates culturally competent and language-accessible shelter services, educational programs, and community-based advocacy." (

Our staff believe that everyone is beautiful but for those who have trouble seeing it in themselves, it just takes a little to help them feel that they are. If you feel like you would like to donate and make a difference to these women as well, feel free to check out this link > OR you can donate to another charity or organization of your choice!

Remember, the holidays are about giving. Big or small, physical gifts or emotional support, they all count and matter. What have you given this holiday?