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Everyday Makeup - Get that Glow Breakdown

Dec 20, 2014



This picture is the basic look that I do most days.  I have calmed down on my eyeshadow and liner lately in order to really focus on skin which I think is the most important thing in a makeup look.  Hope you like this look and let me know if you have any questions.

Face:
     MAC Studio Finish Corrector - Pure Orange
     Nars Sheer Glow - New Guinea mixed with MAC Studio Fix Fluid - NW45 and Lustre Drops - Barbados Girl
     MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW40
     MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Deep
     Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder - 20 Stay Nutmeg
     Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer - Ebony 8
     Bobbi Brown Highlighter - Bronze Glow
     Nars Blush - Taos

Eyes:
     Too Faced Shadow Insurance
     Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector - #4
     MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW40
     MAC Eyeshadow - Texture
     Wet N Wild Gel Eyeliner - Black
     Red Cherry - DW
     Mascara

Lips:
     Nars Lipstick - Dolce Vita

Bridal Bliss with Lover.ly

Oct 30, 2014


Lover.ly recently contacted me with a great idea of pairing my makeup looks with some of their dresses and I was like HECK YEAH!  What is better than looking at wedding dresses, besides eating cake...nothing!. So I put on my Sex and the City movie and started obsessively looking at all of the wedding dresses on their site.  2 hours later, I realized that I wasn't actually getting married again and I needed to start working on look ideas.

Since I could not bring myself to narrow my search down to one dress I decided to create 3 different makeup looks.


Look 1:

Wedding Dresses
These two looks scream beachy, glowy, dewy skin to me.  Think Gisele B√ľndchen or Nia Long.  I would pair the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation with their Illuminator to achieve the dewy skin.  You will also need bronzer for the face and a highlight for the cheekbone, nose and cupids bow, I typically use Guerlain and MAC for those categories.  A little bit of bronze eyeshadow and mascara (or some individual falsies) on the eyes and some sheer lip color on the lips complete this look.



Look 2:

Wedding Dresses

Everyone knows, or should know, that I  love a red lip.  I would definitely tap into my retro vibe with this look.   Think matte skin, defined brows, winged liner, and matte red lips.  I would also do Dita Von Teese hair but that's just me. 




Look 3:

Wedding Dresses
These two looks definitely make me want smokey eyes and pinky nude lips.  These looks are romantic and glamorous.  I chose the Nude'Tude Palette from theBalm because with this palette you can easily create a variety of smoky eye looks.  Pair this look with dramatic lashes, peachy/pinky cheeks and some "my lips but better" lip colors. 


Now that you have seen my makeup looks, run over to Lover.ly and obsess!  Also, in case you guys were curious about my own wedding, I did my hair and makeup, wore a glamorous mermaid style dress and had a ratchet reception!  Cheers!

 

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks - 4 Shades Swatched

Oct 6, 2014


Props to the bloggers with focus because ya girl is struggling over here!  I'm still trying to get it together for you guys and post more frequently in between unpacking, meal planning and laughing with my babies!  Recently, while on vacation in California, I visited San Francisco and met up with some old friends of mine and while I was there, I picked up some makeup of course.  I've been really wanting to try the new Marvelous Moxie lipstick line from bareMinerals and so I chose 4 shades to test out (well I actually had 5 but my little sister took one!)



The four shades that I decided on are as follows:

Lead The Way, Live It Up, Risk It All and Raise The Bar. 
Each shade retails for $18.00USD and are available at most Bare Escentuals retailers including the links provided below.
Bare Escentuals
Sephora
Beauty.com

Now all of these lipsticks glided on like butter and felt like silk on the lips.  You need to apply very little product to get great color on the lips and they lasted over 5 hours before I started to see any fading.  These lipsticks do transfer easily though so I had lipstick on every cup of coffee I have and of course all over my kids faces after cuddling with them.  I did like all of the shades but none stood out as a must have.  My favorite of the bunch was Risk It All simply because I love a good pink lip.

Overall, I really enjoyed this formula and I would definitely recommend these, just be careful not to over apply or you will have lipstick on everything! Also, these make great lipstains if you blot them lightly on the lips.


Lead the Way

Live It Up


Risk It All


Raise the Bar


Cheers! 

The Mane Choice Hair Products

Sep 14, 2014



Why did I cut my hair?  Whyyyyyyyyyy?  Oh yeah I had a mullet and I have real friends who let me know that my mullet game was not cute!  So basically in order to preserve my sexy, I had to get rid of my little ponytail game and get a short bob.  Every few weeks I've also been cutting my ends in hopes that the crown of my hair will catch up to the rest of it.  I'm hecka frustrated now so I've started to get more serious about my hair regimen.

Because I've seen a lot of pictures and testimonials about the Mane Choice hair products, I purchased the vitamins, the straightening system and the deep conditioning treatment.  I'm currently on my second bottle of vitamins and I have noticed that my hair seems thicker so I'm hoping that if I stay on task and stick to my regimen, I can see some results asap.  I'll keep you guys updated!  Let's hope that I can get this hair grown out!

Products Purchased:
The Mane Choice Thermal Defense Silkening Collection (5 Steps)
Price: $72.95

Green Tea & Carrot Deep Conditioning Mask (Not Pictured because I left it in my shower)
Price: $17.99

Manetabolism™ Vitamins (4-Month Supply)
Price: $87.96
 

Cheers!

 

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