Wednesday, September 24, 2014

the hairspray in the silver can

This past summer I got to be a pageant hostess for the Miss Teen Texas Pageant and the girls were all so gorgeous and sweet! I loved my time with them and learned some pretty great beauty and fashion tips! Several of the girls were using this silver can of hair spray and although I am super loyal to my red Big Sexy Hair hairspray I had to try theirs and I am kind of in love and thought I would share! Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray $18.99...tiara not included ;)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sun & Sand

Hanes mens tank-target + capture necklace-twisted silver
I just got the new Sun and Sand Eyeshadow Palette from Bobbi Brown and I love it as much as I thought I would. The online Sephora reviews were a little negative about the palette, as far as the colors not really showing up. I always use a eye primer and I really didn't have that problem and I personally like that this palette is extremely light, bright, and neutral. It's a wonderful mix of neutral shadows, both shimmer-y and matte. Somehow all my regrets about not going to the beach this summer are a little more bearable with this bronze makeup.

I used pale cream all over the lid, bikini bronze in the inner corners of the eye,
and saddle and frappe in the crease. I also used Dallas by Benefit
as a bronzer and Makeup Forever Aqua LipLiner in 3C
with MAC Myth Lipstick
Thanks Bobbi Brown, you did good with this one.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

latest sephora purchases

I made a little trip to Sephora with my sister and walked away with some exciting stuff. 

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Hydrating- $33 This is something that I bought, used up completely and had to repurchase. I have dry skin and so I am always looking for things that will hydrate my skin. This does just that and keeps my foundation on all day long. Total winner!

Orgins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream- $30 I have not stuck with one eye cream. I feel of all the skin to take care of the eye is the most delicate and most important, so I am always looking for the next best thing. The biggest thing about this eye cream is that it claims to depuff and help with dark circles. So I have high hopes for this one.

Korres Rose Sauvage + Vitamin C Facial and Scrub- The Facial is sold individually for $48, but it is also sold in a box with the scrub for $48. So I mean, if it was going to be the same I was getting the scrub too! The overnight facial is a combination of a mask and a moisturizer that stabilizes your skin while nourishing it, hopefully making it radiant in the morning. I can't wait to do a review on it in a few weeks.

Thierry Mulger Alien Perfume- $80 I absolutely love this scent. I think perfume is entirely personal preference so you may not love it like I do, but at least go smell it. If mysterious could be a smell, it would be this perfume. I bought a bottle that is re-fillable, but there are several different bottle sizes and options. 


Friday, July 18, 2014

How To Use MAC Pigments

Vanilla (great for a highlighter) and Copper Sparkle (wonderful as a crease shadow)
I bought some MAC Pigments a while back and forgot that I had them until today. They are a loose shadow with a lot of color so a little goes a long ways. I think they are very fun and can add more dimension to your eye than a regular shadow. Below is a step by step of how I use them without making a huge mess!

STEP 1: I am using a MAC 239 brush. Barely dip the bristles into the pigment
STEP 2: Tap the pigment from the brush into the lid
and work with the pigment in the lid
STEP 3: Tap brush on the side of the lid to knock off extra pigment

STEP 4: Use the small amount left on your brush to apply and
repeat steps 2-4 as needed until you reach the desired look.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014


It's no secret, I am kind of about MAC Morange lipstick. Especially in the summertime. Especially today. I was away on the 4th and so I feel like I am catching up on some of the things I would have done if I had been home like swimming in the pool, eating pie and ice cream, and of course wearing my favorite orange-y red lipstick.

My after the 4th makeup
Revlon Photoready Airbrush foundation in 04
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Bobbi Brown Pale Pink Blush
MAC Painterly paint pot
MAC showstopper shadow
Covergirl black eyebrow pencil (use as eyeliner)
Anastaia perfect brow pencil in dark brown
Covergirl purpler tube mascara bottom lashes
Ardell Natural Lashes
MAC Morange lipstick


Monday, June 2, 2014

minimal makeup

I don't know about you but some weekends, okay most weekends, I just want to be in a comfy tee and sweat pants and less makeup. Here is what I do for a minimal makeup look. It is quick and easy. Promise!

wearing a no rest for the rad tee by top knot goods and the capture necklace by twisted silver

1. Primer, I am not skipping this step because I feel like if I am going to take the time to put stuff on my face it had better last! I am using the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer right now and I really like it.

2. Foundation, I honestly don't remember which one I used, but I applied it with a beauty blender (time saver).

3. Hoola Bronzer by Benefit on my cheekbones

4. I curled my eyelashes with my shu uemura eyelash curler, which I love and then applied Cover Girl Mascara from the orange tube, in the darkest color they make.

5. MAC Myth lipstick

Hope your weekend was full of the beginnings of summer!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Going to the Chapel...

This wedding took place in the cutest little white chapel with the most lovely bridal room filled with vintage pieces. I wish I had thought to take a few pics of it! It perfectly suited the bride Katt, who wore a vintage gown and wanted the classic red lip. It was so fun making her up for her special day!

Lashes are by Eyelure and the lipstick is Mac Red by MAC