Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Beauty Favorites

Trying to compile this list of favorites was probably one the hardest things I've ever done haha just kidding, but it was difficult for such an indecisive person. I have grown to love so many products this year, and experimented with even more. To keep it as simple as possible, I narrowed my list to 13-- one for each month and one to grow on (you should be proud of me). So, without further adieu, I present my favorite beauty products of 2014 (in no particular order of course). 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday 2014 | Makeup Tutorial

Hello everyone! Hope you are all in the holiday spirit!! I know I sure am. As of lately though, my excitement isn't even about receiving gifts, but more so about giving! Crazy how much we grow up in just a few short years. Anywayssss, this look is super super easy and festive for the holidays! I went for a simple, yet fun eye and a bold lip. I wanted it to be universal, because hey, we all know I'm all about neutralism and making things simple. So here we go..

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Snakey Business | Fashion Post

I felt like a change up was in order for my blog, so I decided to do a fashion post. Nowadays my closet is almost completely filled with work clothes. The ratio of work and play is like 90:10. That may sound like a drag, and it was at first, but I've compiled a pretty snazzy collection of work wear I've grown pretty fond of. I finally feel like I am getting my "flare" back!

One thing I love about winter is wearing tights. Say what?! I've never actually met anyone other than myself that enjoys wearing tights, but I do! I've always had large calves so wearing tights
(dark ones at least) seem to slenderize the appearance of them. That means I've been going
 nuts wearing and buying pencil skirts lately. And my newest addition... this "Anaconda" print
pencil skirt by none other than Nicki Minaj.

What would you pair with this skirt?

Black Zipper Blouse (Similar here and here)//
Anaconda Skirt (Exact here)//
Chunky Pearl Necklace (Similar herehere; and here)//
Spike Bracelet (Almost Exact here)//
Michael Kors Watch (Exact here)// 
Black Booties (Exact here)//

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

My Portfolio

Today's post is going to be a short one. I hate being swamped at work, and even worse, taking my work home with me. Why did I have to grow up? Wahhh. On a brighter note, my boyfriend and I are taking the fur children to see Santa Clause tonight hahaha-- this shall be interesting! (Pictures soon to come). But anyway, sometimes I create looks I don't always blog about. If you've been reading my blog you know my favorite posts are tutorials. Makeup artistry is my passion. I'm not a journalist, nor am I writer saavy. I love love love makeup, and even more sharing my passion with others. One day I will get around to doing videos I promise. 

Some of these looks I created are random, some are intentional, and some just happened by mistake! I was cleaning out my phone the other day and did not realize how many looks I've done that I've hardly shared, if ever. What's the fun in that right? So I put a few together for you and plan on updating the page on the reg.

** Link is above in the navigation bar **

I list full product details on all looks. Comment below or on my Portfolio page if you would like to see a tutorial on any of these looks :) Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

This or That? Maybelline Define a Brow VS Anastasia Brow Wiz

I cannot seem to shake this cold I've had for the past few days. After a night of insomnia, I woke up feeling like death. I have quite a few PTO days left for the year so I decided to take the day off and relax. What a better day to lay in bed during the Law & Order SVU marathon? Oh.. and to blog of course! Anyway,  onto the important stuff...

It's no secret Anastasia Beverly Hills is known for their amazeballs brow products, but how about Maybelline? Does a drugstore pencil add up? Or is the high end pencil even worth the hype? 
I did a comparison based on five categories: Application, Precision, Color, Durability, & Brushes. 
Here's my observation...

Monday, December 1, 2014

6 Easy & Affordable Christmas Gifts for Her

Oh the holidays... Thanksgiving has now passed and I am already up to my knees in stress thinking about buying Christmas gifts for everyone already, how about you?! I envy those who get the majority of their shopping done before Thanksgiving. I will never be one of those people no matter how hard I try. The good news is I have some awesome simple gift ideas for you that will suit all the women in your life! (men on the other hand... good luck!!)

DIY Body Scrubs

Take this idea and run with it. There is nothing women love more than pampering themselves, and more than likely, if they don't.. it's because they don't have the time or products to do so. Gifting her a scrub will give her a reason to treat herself & that's something every woman will be grateful for (and easy on your wallet). Here are a few of my favorite recipes: