Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas & Tutorial

Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer | Light
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer | Fair/Light
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush | Dollface
Sonia Kashuk Barely There Loose Powder | 06
Benefit They're Real Mascara
No. 7 Liquid Liner

Burlesque/Vintage 50's Barbie

The Look: Bright Blue Eye Shadow, a Cat Eye and Red Lips.

Too Faced Liquify Eye Eye Shadow Palette | Blue
Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer | Big Bang 400

The Look: Silvery Gray and Black Eye Shadow and Beige Pearl Lip.

Anastasia Beverly Hills | No. 3 Milky Way
NYX Roundcase Lipstick | ?


The Look: A Shimmering Purple Eye and a Natural Brown/Pink Lip.

Maybelline Color Tattoo | Lavish Lavender
Too Faced Liquify Eye Shadow Palette | Bright Purple
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Duo | Powerlunch
Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick | 105
NARS Lipgloss | Super Orgasm


The Look: A Graphic Eye with Double Winged Eyeliner and a Shimmery Pink Lip Crayon.

Maybelline Color Tattoo | Too Cool
MAC Eye Shadow | Idol Eyes
ELF Eye Shadow Palette | Neutral
Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster | Glitzy


The Look:
A Sheer Juicy Orange/Coral Lip with a Soft Smoky Taupe Eye.

MAC | Satin Taupe
Maybelline Color Whisper | Orange Attitude

For a step-by-step quick n' easy how-to on recreating these looks
just click on the video!! 

To See The Outfits I Paired With These Makeup Looks Click HERE!

New Year's Eve Outfit Lookbook


She moves through the party as shimmering ray of light. Her chandelier earrings toss glints as she laughs. Delicate gold heels on her feet. Champagne flute lifted to her lips, eyes flick down the smoky plum color surrounding her flashing eye. Entrancing him.  

Backless Gold Jersey Dress | BCBG | Thrifted
Gold Heels |  | Thrifted
Gold & Moonstone Chandelier Earrings | Gift


She is part of the night around her. Draped in midnight velvet that flashes with glittering stars. She arrives alone and is powerful enough to understand the strength in that. Her laughter is as smoky as the whiskey she drinks. Captivating a crowd is all is a nights work for her.

Black Velvet Sheath Dress with Sequins | Betsy Johnson | Thrifted
Nude Heels | Brian Atwood | T.J. Maxx
Gold & Moonstone Chandelier Earrings | Gift


She is the popular girl. She knows everyone and everyone knows her. Her clothes are as sparkling as her wit and charm. On the dance floor all night she stands out from the crowd in her tee shirt and boots. At midnight her tee shirt is a cheeky reminder. Her skirt flares and glitters as she spins, the lights radiate from and around her.

Jersey Skirt | Sass and Bide | Thrifted
Kiss Tee Shirt | Abercrombie and Fitch
Thigh High Boots | BEBE | Thrifted
Diamond Studs | Gift
Two Finger Crystal Pyramid Ring | Forever 21 (?)
Statement Necklace | J. Crew


She is on the hunt. Love, fame and wealth are a drumbeat in her head. She moves through the party as a lioness through the Savannah. Her body-con dress and sky high heels are her weapons. Her smoky eyes and nude lip her camouflage. 

Body Con Blue Dress with Black Graphic Lines | Arden B | Thrifted
Black Heels | Guess | Marshalls
Tiffany Bar Necklace | Gift
Silver Hoop Earrings | T. J. Maxx


She is the life of the party. Laughter bubbles out of her like champagne from a bottle. Her head is always dreaming of times past. Shorts suit her because you never know what she'll do. Either throwing a football in the snow or doing the jive, she'll be covered. From her style to her smile she is one of a kind.

Black Sequin Shorts | Mimi Chica | T.J. Maxx
Silver Lame Secretary Blouse | St. John | Thrifted
Black T-Strap Heels | Vince Camuto | Thrifted
Topaz Ring | Gift
Stud Earrings | Gift

I also filmed a Makeup Look to go with each outfit that you can check out HERE!

For Details Check Out My Video!

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

December Favorites + What Happened in the Month

What happened. 

My favorite look of this month was black moto-inspired boots, my black motorcycle jacket, red lips, a taupe eye with a cat flick and fluttery lashes, silver rings, and lots of curls.

I loved curling up in my room with all my lights aglow reading a book or watching a movie just sipping tea.

I practiced my knitting and did some more advanced yoga poses - hello Dolphin pose!

I traveled a lot, did my job and went to business meetings, hung out with friends and watched Sharknado :P

Discovered what coffees to avoid ordering. Tweeted and instagramed. #commonwhitegirl

Obsessively watched Nikki Phillippi's Vlogmas videos and Christine from Pinksofoxy.

I lit so many candles I increased the temperature of my room.

I did Christmas hard core - all the shopping, decorating, gift wrapping, baking, card writing, and song listening.

I lost a loved one and stood up for myself.

I made some first steps to actual adulthood.

I had a birthday.

I celebrated Christmas with my loved ones.

I bought my first MAC eyeshadow (s).

I didn't give up and I'm still pushing myself. 

What happened in your month?



Im-Press Nails Casting Call 

Christmas Decorations + Lights

Candy Cane Tea | Celestial Seasoning

Merry Cookie Candle | Bath & Body Works

Candy Drink Glass | Staples

Zig-Zag Ring & Peace Symbol Necklace | T & Co. | Gifts

Skull Sweater | Saks Fifth Avenue Gray |

Boots | Ugg | T.J. Maxx

Pixi Pants | J. Crew | Thrifted

Crazy Stupid Love.
Rock of Ages.
Star Trek 2.
Pretty in Pink

Neon trees: Moving in the Dark.
Pitbull: Where Do We Go. 
Cage the Elephant: ain't no rest for the wicked. Michael Buble: Baby Please Come Home.
Bon Jovi: You Give Love a Bad Name. 
Ludacris: Sexting. 
Macklemore: White Walls.

Beauty favorites coming soon!! :)