Let's be real, less is more when it comes to makeup. Even though summer is gone (casually sobbing), it doesn't mean you need to cake your face with matte foundation.Read More
If you know me, you know makeup is life.
Sephora and Ulta are my happy places and my makeup bag is always overflowing with products I’ve purchased, but have yet to try.Read More
Merry Christmas Eve Eve! During the holiday season, I’ve found myself reaching for a few go-to products in my makeup bag. I might be a little biased when it comes to glitter and vampy lips, but I promise you that these products won’t disappoint.Read More
My makeup bag is a sacred place. A place where only my most prized products have leg room to stretch out and not fear their removal. In hopes to really scale down my makeup, I've been saying 'farewell' to some of my old products that have acquired dust on their packaging.Read More
Let's get something straight: I have never been to a music festival. If you just cringed a teeny bit, don't worry I did too. For now it's on my bucket list.Read More
Where has this summer gone? I mean after the Fourth of July, I get a little sad to know that there's only a few more weeks left of summer. Ugh.Read More
When I first met Monica, we hit it off immediately. A girl who loves makeup, hair and playing dress up just as much as I do? How could we not love each other? Seriously, it was love at first sight. Then I met Roxy.Read More
Spring is here and honestly, I can't contain my excitement! Besides the constant issues with allergies and a runny nose (icky), I'm so ready to swap my black tights and winter jackets for punchy florals and swingy skirts. I will say, I'm dreading bikini season, but there's something so refreshing about warmer temps and sunny days. Plus vaca's are in the near future and I can't wait to be actually be on a beach somewhere, instead of just dreaming about one!
Here are a few of my favorite springtime looks:
1 | Mid Heeled Sandals: These heels, though. I just cannot stop staring at them. The color. The heel. The t-strap. Oh boy, am I smitten!
2 | Retro Floral Swing Dress: I've always had a thing for retro style, but this dress just confirms it. The pattern + the colors are everything. ASOS, you did good, you did really good.
3 | Rose Libertin Lipstick: I think I've been on the hunt for a punchy pink lip color for months now. I just can't seem to find one that's good quality. YSL, I give you an A+. I need this color.
4 | Ivana Zelov Rose Gold Bar Studs: Everyone, meet Ivana Zelov - my old college roomie. She hand makes the most beautiful pieces of jewelry you ever did see. The girl is oh-so talented + you must check out her hand made beauties on Etsy!
5 | Alexa Chung Eye Do Eyeliner: Alexa Chung. The one person who has perfected winged liner to a T (or is it 'tee'? Whatever.). After watching countless Birchbox tutorials with this liner, it's definitely on my spring wish list.
I am completely smitten over makeup. You know those people who get extremely invested in the Food Network? Well, that's me minus the Food Network, sub in YouTube makeup tutorials. I can sit for hours and hours and watch these flawless girls show you how to contour, perfect your winged liner (it's a damn talent…it really really is), review the top liquid foundations and keep your eyebrow game-strong. Maybe my true calling in life is to work for Birchbox, where sampling/reviewing/writing about makeup is considered work? Hmm....I'll get back to you on that one. For now, it's just fun. Expensive, but fun.
Let's just say I do my research before I try out a new makeup product. Sometimes I have commitment issues (it's a real thing) on deciding which foundation/brush/eyebrow gel I'm going to use, but hey, if that's the only commitment issue I have - I'm ok with that.
For awhile now, I've had my eye on these makeup items. They haven't yet entered my arsenal of beauty products, but I can tell you sooner or later they will. Probably more sooner than later. Sorry wallet.
1 | Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
This has been on my radar since, well, forever. I did a few photo shoots for my friends businesses and this was their go-to foundation product for a long-lasting matte finish. Plus it comes with a foundation and a creamy concealer on the top. It's definitely on my makeup wish list.
2 | Beauty Blender
Just recently, I've gotten into the liquid foundation thing. In the past I was the Bare Minerals girl, but that quickly changed when I gave liquid foundation a whirl. It's amazing. Currently, I use a stippled brush for my foundation, but all the makeup bloggers suggest the Beauty Blender, which is essentially a sponge-like-thing for your foundation. At about $20 a pop, I am already ::crossing my fingers:: in hopes that I don't lose thingy when I actually buy it.
3 | Anastasia Contour Kit
I love the look of a subtle contour and I'm currently trying to perfect my own routine, however, this contour kit gives you a few highlighters and bronzers to get your ultimate achieved look. Also I just really want to give Anastasia products a test, I've heard all good things. I promise.
4 | Manna Kadar Lip Locked
After seeing this on a Birchbox tutorial, I knew I just had to have it. (Side note: the Birchbox YouTube tutorials are my guilty pleasure. I could seriously watch their videos for hours. No joke.) This gloss is everything and anything you've wanted in one product - it not only acts as a lip stain, but it gives an amazing sheen. Major kudos. Not to mention, it gradually lasts all day - losing its sheen throughout the day, but the stain still lasts and looks natural.
5 | Sigma F80 Flat Brush
Sigma brushes are always in the makeup tutorials I watch and they always provide #flawless results. This stippled flat brush is a little on the pricey side, but it's definitely a quality product that will give your liquid foundation process an A++. I must say, this is a definite must for 2015. Once I get it, I'll keep you all posted.
6 | Mac 'Snob' Lipstick
We all know that I'm obsessed with the lifestyle blog Cupcakes & Cashmere. It's almost getting a little weird. I already kinda, sorta feel like Emily and I are besties. She just hasn't met me yet. It's cool. Regardless, she always rocks this 'Snob' lipstick on her Weekday Wardrobe series and I've always told myself I'd splurge on it. I don't know about you, but I just can't seem to find the perfect girly-pink that pops. This one does and I must get it into my makeup bag. Asap.