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My Best Friend’s Wedding

9 Jul

I have been away for so long! Thankfully, it was for an amazing reason I will never forget. My best friend got married! Hopefully, when she returns from her honeymoon she will have photos of the wedding up!

My mind has been going crazy with thoughts of love, friendship, and promises and their meanings. Life is so much more than designer labels and the newest makeup trend. It’s about having a great love and friends and family who are willing to come together to celebrate that. I have been so incredibly blessed to have been a part of this beautiful wedding. Johnathan and Jessica are the most wonderful couple and they set an example of love to everyone they meet.

Aren’t they a beautiful couple?!?! (Photo courtesy of: AYERSphoto like him on facebook!)

Here’s to Johnathan and Jess. They are such an amazing couple and they SO deserve to have each other and the love that just radiates from them.

AAAANNNNDDD…enough of the sappy…

Because I have been so busy this weekend fulfilling bridesmaid duties, I rarely had time to take photos, but soon I will post some of the bridal party photos and maybe a makeup tutorial on what I did for my makeup.

My bridesmaid shoes and bouquet. Aren’t they awesome!??!

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Ombre Everywhere.

12 Jun

I love Ombre. If I could seriously ombre everything, I think I would. Lately, a lot of people have been trying out ombre looks so I decided to hop onto the bandwagon!

I choose to do two different looks.

Here is the first step. I lined my lips in a color then did a little blending.

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Next I added the middle color and blended it out a little.

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So that’s what I have for my first one. The second ombre lip look I did was personally the one I liked best.

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(Macro sure doesn’t hide anything! YIKES!)

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Yay for Ombre! I want to know what your favorite ombre look is! Post a picture or comment telling me what ombre things you enjoy!

Here are a few clothing examples of Ombre. (I totally wish I had all of these)

Forever 21 $19.80

Urban Outfitters $79.00

Forever 21 $19.80

Forever 21 OMBRE SUNGLASSES! Yes! $5.80

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-KK

Barbie Pink Lipstick!

11 Jun

Barbie was on to something when she always had those bright pink lips. I have been loving this color and I cannot wait to try out some new lipsticks. There are a few things to remember when wearing a bright lipstick like Hot Pink.

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-Less shiny, more matte. A matte finish gives the lips a more grown up and sophisticated look. There are many types of lipsticks with a matte formula in them. However, if you happen across a shade of lipstick that you can’t bare to pass on, there is a way to “matte-fy” it. You want to blot the lipstick with a tissue then use a powder brush to brush on a small amount of transparent powder on. You don’t want to over-do it because your lips will end up looking chalky.

-Moisturize. Matte + Chapped lips = disaster. Make sure to take care of your lips before putting on matte lipstick. The finish will accentuate any dryness on your lips. One way to take care of dry lips is to lightly buff your lips with a soft toothbrush. This will help slough off some of the cells. Also, drink plenty of water to keep your body, and lips hydrated.

-Simple everything else. You don’t want to take any attention away from your gorgeous pout with heavy eye makeup. Keep the eyes simple so you can let your lips be your star. Also, a great way to frame your face is to fill in your brows with a pencil. I love the YBF eyebrow pencil in Universal Taupe. It looks really great with my brows and doesn’t look too light or dark.You can buy a pencil from Birchbox.

With these tips your lips will be looking more fabulous than Barbie EVER was! I haven’t been able to try and hot pink lipsticks, so if you have a favorite I would love to hear about it (and see pictures!)

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May 2012 Favorites!

31 May

I love trying new products. I get to find what I like and what I don’t like. For now I’ll just tell you about my favorites and where to get them!

Check out my video for my favorites and I will link you to the products!

My Favorite products!

Clean and Clear Moisturizer $5.43

Green Girl Concealer (Found at Wal-Mart ~$4)

Laura Geller Tinted Primer $25.00

Color Club (Disco Nap) $8.00

Pure Ice (Taupe Drawer) Around $2.00

Maybelline Baby Lips $3.99

Sugar Rose Fresh $22.50

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**All opinions expressed are my own and are in no way affiliated with the products and companies depicted. I think for myself**

 

Let me know if you have any questions or comments! I would love to hear about your favorite products!

Main Squeeze: Orange for the Summer

30 May

Orange is in.

Let me re-phrase…SOME orange is in. I have been seeing beautiful sunset oranges, peachy keen colors and coral all over from makeup to clothing. So, I decided to scour the interwebs for some great deals on orange things.

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First stop, Forever 21!

This tulip skirt is amazing! At $17.80 why not get it!?!

Give. Me. Now. This would go with any plain/neutral colored outfit that need a special pop of color. $6.80

A great top for a summer day at the ice cream shop or hanging out with friends. $17.80

Perfect for an outdoor summer wedding. $29.80

On to Zara!

$79.90

$59.90

EEK! Need this! $99.00

Last but not least, Target!

Mossimo Supply Co. Woven Stripe Scarf - Orange.Opens in a new window

$14.99

The Webster at Target® Stretch Sateen Short - Melon.Opens in a new window

$24.99

NP Set Lipstick.Opens in a new window

This color is fantastic(Ginger)! $15.00

Women's Mossimo Black® Perri Wedge.Opens in a new window

These are more coral than orange but I couldn’t NOT put them in this post! $29.99

Summer is the perfect time to bring out those bold (and happy) colors! Whether you’re wearing an awesome orange lipstick or a cute pair or orange shorts just own the look! No one doubts someone who is confident in the styles they choose.

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Review: Garnier Skin Perfector BB Cream

25 May

Anyong!

BB Creams are the must have for summer. They moisturize and provide some sort of coverage instead of using two separate products to achieve the same thing. BB cream is the perfect solution for the summer. It’s light and quick.

I recently received a small sample of the Garnier BB Cream in the mail and of course I had to try it.

There were a few things that I liked about the product, however there were a few really important cons. I’m going to start with the positive.

  • I loved how easy and smooth the BB cream went on to my skin. It was really easy to apply and blended well.
  • The Garnier bb cream provided enough coverage for a day at the beach when I would want to look more natural.

However, there are a few things that I did not like and all in all deterred me from purchasing the product.

  • The cream was REALLY scented. It might be nice on days when you are sweating and tend to feel a little stinky, but this was almost as if I had poured a bottle of perfume into the cream as I was applying it.
  • My skin felt greasy and sticky. After putting on the BB cream my face felt pretty gross. I looked really shiny and it was as if I had poured greasy lotion onto my face. Even after a light powder I still felt pretty greasy.

I did not like the product in general. There were a few great things about it but I just couldn’t see myself using this again. Normally, I tend to have a pretty oily face so this product probably wouldn’t be my first choice, but for you ladies who have normal or dry skin this would probably be a great thing for you to try.

You can find Garnier BB Cream at Walmart for around $11.97

Or Amazon for around $10

I on the other hand will continue my quest to find the perfect BB Cream for my skin because honestly, who doesn’t love shaving a few steps off of their makeup routine?

Do you use a BB Cream? What is your favorite skin product for the summer? Let me know in the comments below!

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