the makeup bag

I’ve really been enjoying doing my makeup lately. I love getting to play with different colors and textures and seeing the finished product. It also doesn’t hurt that I have been doing a LOT of makeup shopping lately. Someone please take my wallet. I’m still testing quite a bit of those products out, so I won’t be showing them just yet, but I wanted to share what I have on my face today. Because it is my day off, I wanted something a little more dramatic on the eyes, with the rest of my face pretty bare.

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For my base, I used one of my new favorites the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint in Hazel. This is such a great tinted moisturizer. It says it is matte, but I find it still has some sheen to it. I have found that on me, if I have a random dry patch, it can cling to it. It’s not bad and I can usually fix it with a bit moisturizer. I like to use a brush with it on most days because it is a bit drier than other tinted moisturizers. It leaves a great skin like finish on my skin and lasts all day. I don’t ever feel the need to powder before leaving my house with it on. I love the matte packaging as well. It’s simple, but looks kind of fancy.

For concealer, I used Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Honey. I kind of kicked this to the curb a few months ago and had a long affair with two other concealer, but I have rediscovered my love for it recently. I like to use this concealer in conjunction with the corrector in Peach. I find it pretty much cancels out my dark circles. It doesn’t crease and it doesn’t turn gray on me, which I have found a lot concealers for tan and dark skinned women do. It lasts all day as well. It can be a little full on at times, but I like to use it when I’m going for a smokey eye. It covers great so I don’t get panda eyes.

Now on to my favorite part of my makeup today, the eyes. I recently purchased the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow in Shimmering Bronze. Oh-my-gawd. What a lovely, silky, bronze jewel. I can’t believe I didn’t own this sooner. It glides on beautifully. You can just put a small amount on your ring finger for a quick, light wash of bronze goodness or you can dip your finger (or brush) in there and build up to a dark smokey eye. It sets to an almost powder finish, which means it’s not going anywhere. There isn’t any noticeable hunks of glitter which makes it more wearable. It’s the early stages, but I definitely think this is going to be a staple in my collection for years. On a side note, the pot is small which makes it a pain when you are trying to stick your finger in and get some product. It is totally worth it though. I decided to pair the eyeshadow with an eyeliner that is also relatively new to me, the Bobbi Brown Crayon Kajal Intense in Black Coffee. Now I will be honest, I went to the Bobbi Brown counter to try this thinking it would be a dark brown. When I swatched it, it was so dark, it looked black. Yes, I should have realized from the name of it that it would be a rather dark color. Nevertheless, I purchased it. I’m very glad I did. It complements darker eyeshadow shades like the Tarte one very well. It is also a dream to put on. It glides on quite easily and is blendable, which you need for a smokey eye. It doesn’t budge though, giving it an A+ in book.

For the cheeks, I decided to keep very bare and minimal, just swiping on (very lightly) some of the Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Spiced Cider. It’s a tan apricot shade with some shimmer running through it. It’s beautiful and I recommend this to any tan or dark skinned women. It gives a flushed look.

I finished the rest of the makeup with some of the Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in Deep Brown through my eyebrows and some of the L’oreal Lash Out Butterfly¬†Mascara (waterproof version) in Blackest Black.

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tuesdaze

a short summary of what my tuesday looked like. I would like more days like this.

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summer is upon us. fully embracing the warmer weather. new high waisted shorts from pacsun.

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my day consisted of prepping my school portfolio and watching skateboard videos // perfection

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rings and things // the collection is growing

its been a long time coming

it has been literally 2 years since i last updated this blog. 2 years. its incredible where the time has gone. so much has changed and so much has stayed the same. i am so glad to be back to this blog. i couldn’t update because i could not get into my email and into my wordpress account. in my absence i would visit the posts i had posted in the past and lust after the hard work i had put into it. i am so excited to be able to share my life, interests, and opinions once again!

to ease myself back into the swing of things, i will share what i wore to the hilton employee holiday party on wednesday night.

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forever 21 dress, charlotte russe booties. my makeup was a combination of mac, bobbi brown, sephora, and l’oreal product.

i’m so excited about the holidays. 4 more days!! has anyone else had employee parties recently? what have you worn?

peace xo

cut like a buffalo

lead singer of two of my favorite bands; the dead weather and the kills. i think alison mosshart has fantastic style. it’s not forced and just comes off as badass and very rock ‘n’ roll. she’s admitted before that she wears the same outfit while on tour, which i think makes fans like me be able to relate to her more. she doesn’t spend a ton of money on clothes that will eventually get dirty and sweaty. and not only does she have great style, she has endless amounts of talent.

peace xo

pa pa power

i recently discovered jen brill and isabelle mcnally and i have to say i’m smitten with their style. i’ve added them both to my growing list of inspirations. they both posses this kind of downtown style, but in their own ways. i love that jen brill wears basic pieces and makes them glamorous and chic by adding statement pieces like purple pumps. isabelle mcnally has that style that screams “I didn’t think too much about this”, but it just works for her. on other people it would probably wouldn’t come off as good.

peace x0