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About saraskentel

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  • About Me
    I'm a 20-something year old psychology/biology grad with a passion for beauty. My life is an open book (for better or worse) and I love sharing my thoughts and opinions and meeting new people.
  • My Interests
    makeup, hair, graphic design, music, hockey, DIY projects, home decorating, eating :)
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    Blog: www.saraberryx.blogspot.com

    Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/daisyberrygraphics

    Portfolio: www.SkentelBeauty.com
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    Pearl Jam, Seether, Puddle of Mudd, POD, Creed, Kings of Leon, Reggae, No Doubt
  • My Favorite Makeup Brands
    MAC, Nars, Dior, Chanel, Sigma, Make up Forever, YSL
  • My YouTube Channel
  1. Hello Lovelies, I just wanted to share my go-to hairstyle when I can't be bothered to shower and blow dry my hair and I want it to look cute/special. Things to consider: - My sister and I have curly hair. Much more effort is required to make curly hair pretty. At least in my opinion. - While my sister and I both have curly hair, we have very different textures so the results look different. Check out the picture below for what my hair looks like when I use this technique. - You don't have to straighten the ends of your sections, this is just a personal preference because I like the disheveled, didn't really try too hard, kind of look. - This technique is really to save time. This takes me about 10 minutes to complete on my mid length hair, it would take me about 20-25 minutes on my very long hair. This took about 30 minutes to film the video and do my sister's hair. Actual hair time was about 20 minutes, once you master your own hair, this will go much quicker. I made a video of the hair style HERE And now for some pictures!
  2. Aww, CaseyR, I feel for you girl. That was a part of the reasoning why I didn't look elsewhere, I was happy with what my orthodontist had suggested and didn't want to get too many options because I am a very indecisive person. All I really knew going into it, is as you said, surgery should be avoided if possible. I can only imagine how confusing it is to be told from a doctor that you need surgery... and then you don't want to blow it off and go another route just to end up needing surgery in the end and going through it all twice. My orthodontist is doing pretty much exactly what your second opinion orthodontist suggested to you. I have videos up on my youtube about my experiences. It sounds like we have very similar issues. My upper arch was too narrow which cased crowding. The palate expander really sucked really badly for the first few weeks. It did get easier and it did get to a point where I even forgot that I had it. It worked wonders. My arch isn't anywhere as narrow as it used to be. I will insert a picture so you can see what the palate expander did for me. I know some dentists think you need surgery to "un fuse" the bones, but from experience I would have to say you don't. My orthodontics cost $5,500 total. There have been a couple of unanticipated appliances which didn't increase the cost at all. If this is something that you want, and you are able to afford it, I really hope that you figure out what you want and get your beautiful smile Shalott, Thanks for responding. I suppose you are right, horror stories can happen regardless of your age with orthodontics. I have to say, I am really curious as to what you had to go through!
  3. My fav nose contouring items right now are my MAC 163 brush and Smashbox self adjusting powder foundation in Dark D1-D2. I use the smallest amount of the dark foundation and line either side of my nose gently, then really blend down the sides of my nose. At first I was too timid to really use this brush properly and thought it was really just for placing a harsh line of contour, but it is actually great at blending it out as well. I also use this dark powder foundation to warm up and contour the rest of my face.
  4. This is the look that I've been rocking most days that I bother to make myself up. I've been wearing shimmering gold on my lids with my face contour powder above my crease. Black liquid liner and mascara. I've been doing a bit more contour than normal, especially on my nose. If you are wondering about any of the products used, just ask! Cheers, Sara <3
  5. Hello Lovelies, I don't know if any of you have been in the same boat as me, but I have wanted braces for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, my parents weren't in a place to provide that to me growing up. Now that I have a job with benefits (and co-ordinated benefits with my hubby- score!!) I am now able to achieve this dream of mine. I started my process May 2013. It has been so frustrating and frankly at some points excruciating. My biggest complaint is my expectations with time. I was told that the whole process should take 1.5-2 years. I am almost 1.5 years into this, and we only JUST put on brackets on my upper arch (my problem area). Every timeline that has been quoted to me so far has been way off. I had a palate expander (torture device) on for almost 7 months which was supposedly only going to be 3-4 months. Then, I had a distalizer on for almost 9 months which was supposed to be again only 3-4 months. I am wondering your experiences with this. Is this normal for all orthodontics? Or is it just my orthodontist, or because I am an adult (I am 27)? Honestly, I did no shopping around. I went to the orthodontist in my dentist's office and she showed me great results, quoted a great price and timeline and I agreed with her treatment plan and started right away. Now, I realize that she really doesn't have a lot of adult clients. I don't think I've seen any patient of her's over the age of 15. Did I make a big mistake? Does anyone have any words of advice or insight? If you want to know more about my experiences, I have three videos on youtube. Two are live, and one is currently being uploaded. www.youtube.com/user/skentel Cheers, Sara <3
  6. Hello beauties, I know it is a little late, but I was wondering what you all did for your makeup for New Years Eve? There are a billion youtube videos on NYE looks, just wondering what you all went with? I was wearing a black lacey top so I went with a smokey dark eye with false lashes and glossy nude lips.My sis did a very simple eye with a bright coral lip. I always want to do a bold lip for NYE but, honestly, I'll be drinking and I can't be reapplying lipstick all night (no really, no the best when I've had a few).
  7. I know this is super duper late, but I wanted to show the end result. I decided to go with the Miss Piggy and Kermit idea! Here is how it turned out: <My lil sister dressed up as a sexy vampire, I did her makeup
  8. Here goes nothing, What is your goal? To be happy on my wedding dayWhat is your motivation? My perfect and beautiful wedding dress and how badly I don't want armpit fat pouring out of itWhat is your biggest downfall (when it comes to diet/exercise...i.e.-binging, carb addiction, emotional eating, snackaholic, etc.) I get in my own way and don't believe in myself/feel like I've messed up too much and will never be able to fix it so why bother.What are you going to change in your life to achieve your goals? I am being brutally honest and sharing my life on my blog. I am taking pictures of myself to compare. And anything else you'd like add. I am 26 and feel like I've wasted 26 years of feeling miserable. I am ready for a change. I don't even know how much I weigh because I can't fit on my scale.. It says Error.. actually no, it says "ERR" like errr.. get off haha. This means that I am 340+ pounds. I am getting married September 6 of this year which means I have just under 8 months to get myself ready for my wedding. I am going to do just about everything I can to lose 100lbs in this time. I will keep you all updated with my progress! I've cut out soda, fast food, pizza, anything deep fried, sweets and chips. I am strictly eating fruit, veggies, chicken, eggs, fish and some couscous. I am returning to the gym tomorrow and will commit to sweating 30 mins a day. Wish me luck!
  9. I love the costumes! What an adorable family! Too cute
  10. What do you like to wear for your birthday? I usually go for a bold lip and lashes even though we were just going on a little road trip to see family. Here I am wearing MAC;s Impassioned lipstick and Velour's Strike a Pose lashes. Here is a look at the beauty prezzies I received this year! (I'm spoiled) haul! Impassioned Candy Yum Yum Candy on top from benefit swatches didn't show up well Tarte Palate! gorgeous! Beauty Marked, Black Tied, Omega, Rice Paper Turkish Delight If you have any questions about any of the products, ask away. I will be filming on Monday and may answer your questions there!Cheers,Sara x0
  11. Decorate for yourself love! You already have the stuff I've never done the face mangling Halloween look, but I really want to. I think I will have to give it a go this year. Just tissue paper and latex glue is it? And lots of fake blood? Quote: Originally Posted by slinka I don't think I'll really be doing anything dress-up-wise since we just moved to the middle of nowhere (I have TUBS of nice Halloween decorations, and no one to decorate for up here in the mountains :'( ) But I'll probably just mangle my face up with makeup and call it myself a zombie/torture victim/whatever. =p
  12. I am getting married next year, so I really shouldn't be spending on make-up and should be saving for that.. but who likes to stick my budgets? My actual spending on make-up per month is easily $100. I don't know why either, it isn't like I need 12 different foundations.. *sigh* it is truly an obsession.
  13. I don't know about you guys, but I am using my slow cooker almost every day. It is so easy and makes such delicious meals. I have one from Hamilton Beach that has a probe setting and it cooks until your meat reaches your desired internal temperature, then it automatically switches to a 'keep warm' setting. So brilliant! I make ham, roast, pulled pork, chilli, stew, and all kinds of chicken recipes in this bad boy. Two of my favourites are: 1) Beef Shoulder Roast- pour in two tablespoons of a pre-made alfredo sauce with a package of onion soup mix with a quarter cup of water. This makes a beautiful gravy. I cut up and add one full onion. Next I make a rub out of Montreal Steak Spice, ground black pepper, and chilli powder. Rub this into the meat generously, then add the steak to your slow cooker. Insert probe and took to internal temperature of 180 degrees (F). Part way through I like to add in any veggies that I would like cooked like red bell peppers. I served my roast with the cooked red bell pepper, onion and carrots from the slow cooker as well as some rice with salsa. 2) BBQ Chicken Breasts- combine half a cup of ketchup, a quarter cup of brown sugar and a quarter cup of water. Add any spices you fancy (I like to add an epicure dip mix in 3 onion). Stir together and add with your cuts of boneless skinless chicken breasts (any cut of chicken works great) to the slow cooker. Select probe option and cook until the internal temperature reaches 175 degrees (F). Drain excess water once done and add your BBQ mixture again. I served my chicken with roasted broccoli, carrots onions and a faked garlic mashed potatoes (cauliflower instead of potatoes). Cheers, Sara x0

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