Fashion Friday is Back.

I am sorry I become so lapsed in my blogging. I think having a weekly built in theme of a blog post should do either one of two things, motivate to blog more, or really expose how lazy I truly am ūüėČ So here it goes I am returning to Fashion Friday posts. This is an outfit I wore on Wednesday when I met up with my friend Lauren and the other bridesmaids, for a girls night out, good food, and some shopping, so I tried to keep it stylish without being stuffy. The weather was absolutely gorgeous so I was able to wear shorts, but I knew night would become a little chilled so I grabbed “my” beloved denim jacket.

006051052Seriously folks this is what happens when I try to model…sigh…such a dork.

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Earrings: Charlotte Russe.

Jacket: Stole it from my mothers closet.

Polka dot tank: Charlotte Russe.

Shorts: Cotton On.

Ballet flats: Payless.

Turquoise ring: Bought from a Native American vender up in OK.

Gold Bracelet. Sorry it was a gift so I haven’t a clue.

Purse. Charming Charlies. So I am not a bag person but I absolutely adore this bag. One of the best gifts ever!

I hope you all enjoyed this outfit and post! Happy Friday my lovelies!

Fashion Friday. Makeup Edition.

So being the homebody I am I haven’t really dressed up in anything that merits doing a post about. I mean let’s get real, yoga pants, tank tops, and wearing you hair in a messy bun isn’t exactly worth sharing. But I know I need to get back into the swing of blogging, so I thought I might share a post on my makeup staples.

Foundation.

foundationI have rather sensitive skin so narrowing down a foundation has been a 8 year chore, and occasionally my skin will freak and I’ll have to quit using a product that had been working for a long while. So here’s hoping this one sticks, because I really love it. I like the coverage a liquid foundation gives but ¬†sometimes liquid formulas can cause breakout. Well not only do I not breakout from this product but it has helped clear my complexion. I wear classic ivory, but I think it may be a tad too light for me because I have to bronze it up, however if you do buy this product keep a few things in mind, make certain you don’t have any dry patches because this foundation will show it, and do not go too crazy with the blush or bronzer because the foundation does gradually warm up and become slightly darker. The product provides good coverage all the while looking rather natural, and once it dries feels light like a powder not like a mudmask, I hate that goopey makeup feel. Cost is roughly $12

Blush/Contour/highlight/bronzer

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This is part of Salma Hayek’s cosmetic line which is found at CVS. It is the cheek trio and I bought the color apricot. The blush and highlighter portion are rather shimmery, which is ok but I prefer a matte blush, however the bronzer/contour is no where near as shimmery which is fine by me, but bare in mind there still is a bit of shimmer.¬†I do like this product, but I wouldn’t say that I am chained to it, I’m still open to finding other alternatives. But it is the one I’m currently using so that is why I am telling you about it. The color is spot on for my complexion whether I am in my pale stage or summer tan, I just use less when I am pale, which is¬†convenient because the whole buy new colors because you’re paler or darker thing is no fun. All in all a good product but its not something I would be heartbroken about if I heard they were no longer being sold. Cost is about $13

Eyeshadow.

eyeshadowAnother product from the nuance collection that I am using is the eye quad in the color neutral. I am girl who really loves eyeshadow, but is also quite picky about the colors and textures that I will use. This is by far one of my very favorite eyeshadows I have ever used. The quad contains the colors toasted almond, shimmering bronze, champagne gold, and frosted blush. The colors are perfect for my black/brown eyes that can sometimes look a little dull because they are so dark. Whereas I like a matte cheek color, I detest a matte eyeshadow, I have yet to find one that didn’t look cheap and chalky. So the beautiful shimmering colors in this quad are a godsend! I find that you can use the shadows for a day or night look and they go with whatever you are wearing which is wonderful. So this is a product I am chained to ūüėČ the cost is about $9

Eyeliner.

266_Raven_379I really love liquid eyeliner! Doing a retro catseye is something I started doing when I was about 15 and I haven’t looked back since. I have used a few different liquid eyeliners and the ZuZu luxe liquid eyeliner in Raven is by far the best I’ve ever used. The formula goes on very smooth and dries to matte black perfection, the formula stays put which is great, unless you mess up one eye ūüėČ and is easy enough to remove with olive oil when it’s time to wash your face. My one complaint is about the felt tip end, I don’t like how fat, short, and stiff it is. I got used to the loreal liquid liner’s tip (long, skinny, and flexible) so I just use the applicator from that eyeliner. Cost is about $15 which is a bit higher than what I normally like to spend because I’m a penny pincher, but this is a cleaner product so it’s worth it in my eyes…no pun intended wow.

Lips.

honest-organic-lip-balm-trio2-zoomI basically only wear two things on my lips, that being red lipstick for special occasion, or lip balm for everyday. Since I’m still looking for the perfect red lipstick I thought I would just tell you about my fave lip balm. I use the orange lip balm out of the organic lip balm trio you can order through the Honest Company. It is perfect, it goes on very light yet super hydrating. Most lip balms contain salicylic acid so you will keep reapplying and buy more, but this product consists of several different oils all of which I can pronounce! Hooray for no scary chemicals and double hooray for smooth lips! The trio costs about $10 which is super reasonable for the great product you’re getting.

Mascara.

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Lastly mascara. I have been using ZuZu luxe mascara in onyx for the past few year and it is by far my fave mascara I have ever tried, and I have tried a lot of different mascaras! It goes on very cleanly, but that does not mean you cannot build and get that super lash look all of you love! I myself am blessed with fairly long lashes, but ever since using ZuZu I feel as if my lashes are in better condition and growing faster which is fabulous. I was a little freaked at first by the growth of my lashes thinking I had bought something for lash growth (lash growth products can be very dangerous) but it turns out just using a cleaner product will encourage your lashes to grow better, hooray. This product is about $17 but is so worth it! I will never buy another mascara!

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and if you decide to try any of the products I mentioned be sure to let me know how you like them. Hearing from you guys is the best part about blogging. So if you also want to share some of your beauty staples feel free, Happy Friday!

No Fear Liquid Eyeliner is Here!

Alrighty¬†another tutorial,¬†this time on liquid eyeliner,¬†for¬†those who¬†are new to it¬†or scared to use it¬†you have nothing to fear.¬†I for one find¬†liquid eyeliner easier to use, I didn’t start out that way,¬†I¬†found it¬†kind of difficult at first but after some practice it became a breeze.¬†Before we get into it let me say everyone has different needs when it comes to eyeliner, different eye shapes, skin texture, and eye shape¬†will all change how you need to go about putting it on so keep this in mind.¬†For those who are starting out might I suggest using pencil as a guideline¬†(I don’t do this normally¬†but I’ve been at this for about 3 years) I use¬†zuzu and line¬†close to the lash line

Then pull your eyeliner out for a more cats eye effect

now from here we move on to¬†the liquid eyeliner. I normally use zuzu¬†liquid liner because I prefer its staying power (doesn’t flake or smudge terribly) and that it has a more matte finish, however it is a little difficult to remove (olive oil and soap are what I use for removal)¬†so I will be using l’oreal¬†lineur intense much easier to get off which is a pro, and con it flakes during the day :/

Starting at the tear duct area go over the pencil line with the liquid liner. I find it best to keep eyes open (some people close an eye while putting on liquid I find it harder that way but that may just be me) I also find that I have more stability if I rest my hand on my face while putting on liquid liner.

now if you make any mistakes its fine you can go over them with a q-tip, now from here you can build your cat’s eye as much as you like some like just a slight flick others like a much more dramatic look (I prefer drama but this look is between the two for me)

Hope this has helped! Love you guys!