Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Makeup!

Happy Halloween! I've been pigging out on Reeses and Twizzlers for the past two hours and I'm currently following my Halloween tradition of watching It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. So, even though I did not dress up for the holiday, I helped my little sister Carol with her princess Jasmine makeup (at 6:30 this morning).
NYC Eyeliner Duo in You've Got The Power and Wet n Wild 737 Blue Had Me At Hello Palette

Wet n Wild has great cheap eye shadow palettes and this one was perfect for Carol's Jasmine look. To achieve her look, I used the white top color all over the lid up to the brow bone and in the inner corner. Then, I layered the silver color over the white everywhere except the inner corner. After that, I applied the blue eyelid color just on the eyelid making sure to keep it below the edge of the crease. On the outer third of her eyelid I used the blue crease color, which is on the right of the palette. Then, I blended the left dark blue crease color onto the outer "v" of the eyelid to give a smokey affect. On the bottom lash line we used the blue end of the NYC eyeliner and used the dark blue crease color on the outer section of the lash line to balance out the eyeshadow look. She used black liquid liner on the top lash line and applied ELF false lashes. And here's the look prior to any other face cosmetics!

And here's the final look!
Hope your Halloween is great everyone! Eat lots of candy!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Autumn Makeup Look

Fall is here! Days full of falling leaves, being cozy under snuggly blankets and eating lots and lots of apple, of course! And with summer gone, I can finally wear a full face of makeup without it melting off in a few hours ;) So, here's my full face makeup look inspired by autumn.

Makeup used: Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette, Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick 103, Revlon Colorstay Foundation, L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base, Rimmel Stay Matte Power, NYX blush in Pinched, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter, NYC bronzer in Sunny, Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer, and I forgot to add my Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

September Favorites

Long time no post! I've been so busy with school, but I have some great posts coming up for the rest of this month! And despite it being more than halfway through October, I still wanted to post my September favorites, of course!
Essie Lovie Dovie, Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, Revlon Colorstay Foundation

I got this Essie polish from my sister Carol for my birthday! It's such a cute, girly pink color and the formulation is great with it being very opaque. I've also been loving my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for applying my foundation. The brush is so soft and dense, which helps my foundation to go on smoothly. And speaking of foundation, I've been obsessed with my Revlon Colorstay! It provides great coverage and keeps my face matte despite my oily skin. There is also a version of this foundation for dry skin if that suites your skin better.
Brash Ankle Boots from Payless, Airwalk moccasins from Payless

In the fall season boots are my go-to footwear and these lace up boots from Payless have been my autumn staple! They go with practically every outfit and I love the rich brown color, it's definitely a step up from my usual black boots. I have also been wearing my moccasins a lot, mostly because they are super comfy and are easy to put on when heading out the door.

The necklace on the left is from Forever 21. It is a simple necklace, but I love the contrast of the gold and silver. And it's versatile so I can wear it with a lot of my fall outfits. The necklace on the right was a gift from my boyfriend Steven for our one year anniversary and this past month I have been wearing it a lot more. It's so gorgeous! It's dainty and I put it on whenever I need to add a little something to my outfit, but don't want a huge statement piece.

I got this mug from TJ Maxx and I have been using it constantly whether I'm having tea, coffee, or hot cocoa. This picture doesn't do it justice of how BIG this mug is! It's enormous! I also adore the illustrations; it's just too cute.

Bath and Body Works describes this candle as, "Drink in a delicious blend of apples straight from the orchard accented by traditional mulling spices and a touch of vanilla." This smells exactly like its described, the scent of apples mixed spices and it's perfect for fall! It had been my most burned candle in the month of September.

And here's some random food favorites! I've been obsessed with these pita crackers. I put them in tomato soup and the herbs from the crackers make the soup taste gourmet! I've also been drinking a lot of peach teas, both iced and hot. For iced I love Snapple and the peach lemonade Arnold Palmers.

What have you been loving? Comment below!