Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Easy Updo

I have found an easy updo that literally takes 5 minutes and is so adorable. I thought I would share it with you!

Step 1: Pull your hair back like you're going to do a half pony tail. Securely bobby pin the hair half up. 

 Step 2: roll the remaining hair up towards the pinned section and pin the roll in place.

 Step 3: pull hair from both sides and bring it around to the top and secure with bobby pins.

 When you are finished you can play with it a little to get it how you like. I like it a tad messy, so I pulled at it in parts and left some hair down in the front. Have fun!

Kim K look

Ok, so I was obsessed with the look I posted yesterday of Kim K. I just HAD to try it out today. I knew I would obviously look nothing like her, but we all can dream right? So here is my Kim K inspired makeup look :)

 I didn't go as bright pink on the lips but picked a shade I felt flattering that would still go with everything.

I also don't have big gorgeous eyes like Kim so my eyeliner is thinner than she wore hers, but still dramatic :)

                I had so much fun doing this look! Can't wait to try a new one tomorrow... stay lovely!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday looks

Here are some ideas for holiday glam! I will definitely be trying some of these looks for my holiday festivities :)
Ok Kim K is totally gorgeous. I won't look anything like her with my pale skin, but I love the pink lips with neutral eyes and thick liner!

Here we see a smokey eye with minimal blush and berry lips. I love love love this look! I will for sure be trying this look out soon :)

First of all I absolutely LOVE Emma Stone. I want to be her BFF. On a less creepy note, I love this look. Minimal makeup in pretty neutrals. Nude lips with peachy pink blush and natural eyes. Gorgeous, simple, elegant!

I can't wait to try these gorgeous looks! Stay lovely!

Halloween 2011

I know Halloween was months ago, but obviously I am behind. I finally talked my husband into doing a couple's costume this year! We decided to go as Roger and Jessica Rabbit. We had a blast and this was by far my favorite costume as of yet. I had so much fun doing the makeup for Jess R and thought it turned out pretty good. Here are some pics from Halloween :)

I'm Alive I promise

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted in months! Mommy hood has literally been eating what spare time I've had. My little angel is now 16 months old and turning into quite the stylish diva. She's going to give me a run for my money I tell ya!

 I promise to post more often from now on, AT LEAST once a month. I hope it will be more often than that, but we shall see what happens. Sorry to keep all of you lovelies waiting!

Monday, June 20, 2011

June Favorites :)

Hello my lovelies!
     Sorry it has been so long since I blogged. I got lost in mommy hood, the gym, my husband and all things "housewife". Summer is finally here and let me just give it a big loud "WELCOME!!!!" I'll keep this short, sweet and to the point. Here are a few of my new favorite things...

    L'oreal Paris Magic Smooth Souffle. I am IN LOVE with this foundation. I was a tad skeptical at first, I thought I would go through it in a few days because it doesn't look like you get that much. I was completely proven wrong...a little goes a long way with this stuff and the foundation goes on so smoothly. 
Mac Lucent Mineralize Sheersheen Powder. This is one of the best highlighting powders I have ever used. It works perfectly for the "fresh dewy" look. It is beautiful...seriously!

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in "Thunder Storm". I always used pencil eyeliners before, but I am a huge fan of gel eyeliners now. For me, the application is easier (as long as you have a stiff angled brush) and it really does last all day.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Mineral Rich Loose Powder Makeup in "Intensity 2.0". On days I feel like wearing a mineral makeup, I usually reach for this one. The coverage is amazing and it never feels caked on or clumpy like some powders can. Love it...just love it.

Elf Mineral Lipsticks! They are so lovely on and super cheap so you can get every color without guilt :)

Well those are my favorites for June! Enjoy :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My First Wedding

I was fortunate enough to do the makeup for a friend of mine at her sister's wedding. I did 3 bridesmaids, the bride, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom. It was a great experience and I had so much fun doing it! Sorry if I have been a tad M.I.A. lately, just been busy with Zumba, my baby girl, and makeup. Very good things to be busy doing, but I promise more posts are to come in the future :) That's all for now, have a great day!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My other lovely friend Brandie

Yes, another Brandie! My friends are so helpful and willing to let me play and practice on them. Brandie and I decided to try a darker smokey look, and boy oh boy...the girl is a fox. Even though we did her makeup at 2 in the afternoon, she looks like she is ready for a hot date with her hubby! lol Thanks again Brandie :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Lovely Brandi

My dear friend Brandi lets me play makeover with her! She is always willing to let me do whatever I want to experiment/practice. She is so much fun to put makeup on, and she's gorgeous! I just love her. This time she let me practice a bridal look, and I think it went quite well :) Here's the evidence...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Everyday Go-To Makeup

Here's just some of my normal every day makeup, for days when I just want quick and easy coverage. Anyone who knows me knows I have A TON of makeup and I love to play with it all, but I find myself gravitating towards these products for my normal day to day look.... enjoy :)

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer. Love this stuff

MAC Mineral Skinfinish Natural in Light. Some days I just don't feel like wearing foundation so I just wear this and I still feel like I have a good amount of coverage.

Smashbox Blush in Pink Coral. Love this color...my go to blush when I don't know what color to choose. 

ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Natural. Let's face it, some days we don't feel like putting our entire "face" on. For those days I just add a touch of this color and it adds a little shimmer.

Maybeline Falsies Volume Express Mascara. Love this to death!

Bonnie Bell Dr Pepper Chapstick. My lips get so dry, and this stuff works great while adding a reddish pink color to my lips. Added bonus, it smells like my favorite pop :)

FOTD Cat eye

Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Ivory
Powder: MAC Mineral Skinfinish in Light
Contour & Blush: Coastal Scents blush & contour palette 
Eyes: ELF Mineral E/S in Innocent, Natural, and Sassy
Eyeliner: Angie G. Ford Cake liner in black
Mascara: Smashbox Lash DNA

Saturday, March 19, 2011

FOTD Pretty In Pink

Foundation: MAC Studio Finish NW15
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Light
Contour: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit
Blush: Coastal Scents 10 blush palette pink
Eyes: ELF 32 e/s palette ( photo of product in last ELF Haul post)
Eyeliner: Angie G. Ford Cake eyeliner in Black
Mascara: Smashbox Lash DNA
Lipstick: Revlon Color Boost Lipstick Soft Nude

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FOTD Natural Makeup

No big plans today, just cleaned house and ran a few errands. This look is my go to "natural" look. I tried to stay low key with the eye shadow since it was a low key kind of day. The blush was a peachy brown color and I stayed neutral with the lipstick as well.
Enjoy :)
Face: Mac Studio Finish Foundation
Powder: Mac pressed powder in light
Blush: Coastal Scents 10 blush palette
Contour: Coastal Scents Blush & Contour Palette
Highlight: E.L.F. Blush in "Glow"
Eyes: Smashbox "Quick Fix Eyeshadow Palette #1"
Eyeliner: Lancome Le Crayon Khol Waterproof in "Brown Riche"
Mascara: E.L.F. Volumizing and Lengthening mascara

Monday, March 14, 2011

Elf Haul

I recently made a purchase at ELF during their President's Day sale where everything was 50% off!!! I only spent $25 but a lot of bang for my buck :)

This palette is awesome! I love all the fun colors that came in it and I got it for practically nothing! I have plenty of eye shadows, but they are quite an addiction, so here I am with ANOTHER palette.
Yet again, more eye shadows!These shadows come with two similar shades in each container. One is a lighter shade, while the other is in the same color family, only darker.
These pads are awesome! Instead of having to saturate a cotton swab, it's already done for you. So if you're lazy like me, you will love these :)
Your basic eyebrow kit, gel and powder.
I bought four brushes. One powder, one blush, one contour, one small precision brush. They look like they are pretty good quality, I've only used the blush and powder one so far and I'm pleased.
Sorry the pic is a little blurry, but this is E.L.F.'s waterproof lengthening & volumizing mascara. I've used it twice so far and I really like it. It doesn't seem to volumize very well but it certainly does lengthen.

Well that's my haul this time. I feel like I got a pretty good deal, everyone loves a sale!
Enjoy my beauties :)