Monday, September 30, 2013

Manicure Monday: OPI Teal The Cows Come Home

Hey everyone! Today's Mani Monday consists of a color that my sister grabbed from my nail polish drawer when she came over recently. For some reason, bluish teals aren't what I naturally gravitate toward but as soon as she applied it I knew I had to try it out too. Teal The Cows Come Home is punnily named and gives a gorgeous, bright pop of aquamarine shimmer to the nails. Lets check it out b below!

Friday, September 27, 2013

TUTORIAL: Mascara Tips for Short, Straight Lashes

Hey guys! Today I have another basics video that I wanted to share. Today's topic is on mascara, one of the most elementary steps to putting on makeup. Even girls who rarely wear makeup will venture into the world of mascara since its obvious benefits of framing the eyes is simple to see and frequently has a high instant-gratification rate.

Blessed are those who were born with long, curled, thick lashes naturally but unfortunately I am definitely NOT one of those girls! Instead my short, downward-pointing, stick straight lashes have always taken specific tools and tricks to make them visible enough to greet the world. ;) Thankfully, I have tested plenty of mascaras and I'd love to share everything I've learned with you. If you'd like your lashes to be va-va-voom instead of droop city, read on!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Meet & Greet THIS SATURDAY at Saks!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to make a quick Meet & Greet announcement for this upcoming Saturday, September 28th, 2013. If you are in the LA area and would like to meet me, I'll be at the Saks 5th Avenue in Beverly Hills, CA at 12pm and I would absolutely love to meet you in person!

Saks is holding their Fall in-store beauty event from 9/26 to 10/5 so anytime during then there will be plenty of Gift-With-Purchase deals going on, makeover booths, and special offers.

This is the first time I've ever done a meet-up on the west coast, so I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it! Please let me know if you plan on coming!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Manicure Monday: Urban Decay Addiction

As a follow-up to last week's Mani Monday, I wanted to test out the second polish from Urban Decay's Fall release: Addiction. This khaki-green shimmer blast looked like it would be another nice neutral for autumn outfits. Honestly after feeling a bit ho-hum about Vice (the polish, not the amazing palette) I didn't have grand expectations for this one to be as complex on the nail as it is in the bottle. Did this shade impress or did history repeat itself? Find out below!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

TUTORIAL: Lorde - "Royals" Inspired Makeup

Hey everyone! Today I have an eyeliner-based makeup tutorial that I am very much excited to share, mainly because the couple of times I did this look I was completely in love. Ever since I first heard Lorde's "Royals" it has been my favorite pre-Fall jam. There's something about it that is really edgy yet basic, which also reflects this cut-crease winged liner inspired by her look in the music video.

Check out the tutorial and more photos below!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

REVIEW & SWATCHES: Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette


Hey everyone! It's now heading into one of my favorite makeup seasons of the year... Fall. What that means is that all of the makeup companies are prepping for the holidays and kicking out some really jaw-droppingly good products.

You may remember that last year Urban Decay came out with the beautiful Vice palette so I was seriously excited to find out it had a sequel. I guess the trend is to go all cinematic on us and have palette babies when the first one does well. I don't even mind though because if the sequel lives up to its original, then please, come close to my bosom (or eyelids?) you sexy palette you. Ugh, I can't even handle how goosebump-worthy this one is. Welcome the Vice 2 Palette!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Manicure Monday: Urban Decay Vice

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share a polish in preparation for Fall: Urban Decay nail color in Vice. If you know anything about Urban Decay's history you'll know that nail polish was one of the original core products to the line and UD has never shied away from bringing bold, edgy colors to the table. Because of this (and of course the very cool packaging) I was super excited to try out this first of two shades from their Fall collection.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Best MLBB (My Lips But Better) Lipsticks!

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a video that was requested by a commenter in my What's In My Purse? video. I mentioned a few of my necessary MLBB lipsticks in it, which you all in the beauty community know means "My Lips But Better". MLBBs are my favorite type of lipstick and I try to keep one (or five) on me at all times so I thought it would be life-improving for all of you to see a breakdown of my all time top MLBB obsessions!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

TUTORIAL: Elegant Date Night with Ombré Lips

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share a tutorial with you that was composed of the various elements of Saks 5th Avenue's Fall beauty lookbook. This look features a soft, golden smokey eye, glowing skin, and these striking ombré lips which I am currently obsessed with. Although not shy of color, the finished face gives off a very pulled-together look which is perfect for a romantic date with your favorite person.

Check out the video and more info on how to get this look below!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Manicure Monday: OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls

Hey everyone! In these last couple of weeks before Fall ends I wanted to deck my nails out in some last-minute Summer shades including this slightly-trendy color. My Boyfriend Scales Walls by OPI is somewhere between a cool white and a very pale grey which I just think is so amazing. I know grey nails are a thing. I know white nails are a thing. But Greight? Whey? Whatever you want to call it, all I know is I am in love!

Friday, September 6, 2013

A New Family Member... Puppy Time!

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to introduce you to the new rascal taking over my life. My husband and I just got this little precious long-haired chihuahua boy a couple weeks ago and I proceeded to plop him into my lightbox and snapped this photo.

He made a cameo appearance at the end of my Fashion Haul in case you didn't see it!

I took name recommendations in the comments and I'm happy to say that we picked out the perfect name. Please welcome...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Manicure Monday: Revlon 110 Marmalade

Hey everyone! For today's Mani Monday I have another drugstore nail polish purchase to share. This bright, creamy orange is Marmalade from Revlon's Colorstay line of polishes. When I picked this up I was hoping for a vibrant, true orange shade and this seemed like a nice option. 

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