Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial 

My first attempt at a step by step eye shadow tutorial.. not bad right? Hello everyone! I promised more makeup posts, so here you go! 

This look is perfect for a party, special event, or just because! I hope that you enjoy! 

The first thing that I do before any eyeshadow look, is prime my eyelids. This helps the eyeshadow stay longer and creates a nice clean base to start with. 

Transition shades are always a good step. Light browns or skin tone eyeshadow are good transition colors. This step makes it easier to transition from a lighter shade of eyeshadow, into a darker shade. I make sure and blend the light brown like it’s no ones business. 

Once that light brown is all blended, I went in with a deep cranberry color to blend right in with that first shade. I cannot tell you how important it is to blend. Keep on blending! 

The step that helps create this smokey eye, is the dark outer corner. On a very small blending brush, I picked up some black eyeshadow and slowly started blending that into the outer V of the eye. I am making sure to take my time on this part, black eyeshadow can be very tricky to work with. 

Once that black is all blended to my liking,  I went in with a light, shimmer berry color and packed that onto the lid. 

To brighten up this look a little, I went in with a highlight shade and placed that right under my brow bone. This just gives the smokey eye a little bit of something extra. Another trick to opening up the eyes a little, is to add the highlight shade to the inner corners of the eyes. 

To balance out my eyes, on a blending brush, I used that same cranberry shade that I used in my crease,  and ran it under my lash line. I also added some black eyeliner in my waterline. 

After that was all completed, I threw on some mascara and a little highlight on my cheeks.  This is my finished look! I hope that you enjoyed it! Smokey eyes are my favorite looks to create. 
The pallet that I used for this tutorial is the Morphe X Kathleen Lights Pallet.

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The Perfect New Years Eve Party Dress!

Hello you gorgeous person, I hope that you are here to get inspired. Today I am bringing to you a fashion post! I am seriously in love with this dress!! As soon as I laid my eyes on it, I knew that I had to have it. This dress is perfect for a New Years Eve party, or just a party in general.

Some of you may think that this is a lot of sequins, and you are probably right. Two years ago if you would of told me that I would be wearing this dress, I probably would of laughed in your face. It’s a good thing that my outlook on fashion has changed. I’m not afraid to stand out, you shouldn’t be either. I live to sparkle and shine, and I won’t let anything stop me from doing so.

I would like to give a special thanks to Trina for collaborating with me on this post. You are seriously amazing and I love you so much. 

 

This gorgeous dress is from Charlotte Russe, if you didn’t already know, they have a plus size section. I am so in love with all of their clothes, they have a great price range and they fit! My dream is to one day become a model for Charlotte Russe, seriously. What a dream come true right? Imagine becoming a model for your favorite clothing store. ugh…I can see the cameras flashing now. Charlotte Russe, if you are reading this, I am interested! I don’t know if you can tell.

This dress is the “Plus Size Sequin V-Neck Bodycon Dress”. Originally $42.99 and now on sale for $30.09. There is also a  gold and a silver color. I personally love the maroon better.

I love the way that this dress just compliments my curves, it’s not too tight, but tight in all of the right places.

My tights are from Torrid and my booties are from Charlotte Russe.


I would like to thank Trina once again. I love you so much! She is an amazing photographer,  you can check out her work here! 

Everyday Makeup Routine 

Hello! How was everyone’s holiday weekend? I hope that it was amazing! Mine was filled with smiles, family and food. Today I am bringing to you my everyday makeup routine! I know that some of you miss my makeup posts (Aunt Cindy and Maddison). This one is for you! 

I would first like to say, excuse my crusty ass nose and my lazy eye. I was really sick for like a week and my nose was raw. My lazy eye is just there for everyone to enjoy. Now, on to the good stuff. 

First things first, I always wash my hands and then sanitize them. I try to keep my breakout to a minimum. Dirty hands touching the face is a big cause of breakouts. 

Moisturize

To moisturize my face I use coconut oil. I use coconut oil for absolutely everything. I love it. This is also the time that I like to apply chapstick. It preps my lips and gets them ready for lipstick. 

Primer

I know that this sounds weird, but to prime my face I use Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm. It contains glycerin, and glycerin helps makeup stay on your face. 

Face 

For foundation I like to use Loriel True Match. This is one of the best foundations that I have ever tried. The color selection is ridiculous! Once that is applied, I go in with concealer. When I apply concealer, I apply it in an upside down triangle under my eyes. This covers more areas on the face and also highlights. 

To set the under eye area, I use the Laura Mercier translucent powder. To set the rest of my face I use the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. 

Once all of that is done, I apply my blush, the one that I have been using is Milani baked blush in 02 Rose D’Oro. To highlight I have been using Mac’s beaming blush. 

Brows

Brows have been the same for a while now. I am using Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown. To set them I apply Brow This Way by Rimmel. 

Eyes

I love me some winged liner. This is a gel liner from Elf that I purchased a long time ago. I use this bad boy everyday. Mascara is Maybelline Lash Essentials Mascara. By far the best mascara I have ever used. To spice up my look a little, I apply a highlighted eyeshadow in the inner corners of my eyes. This adds a little extra something and makes it look like you spent a lot of time on your eyes. 

Lips

Usually for lips I use something simple, like a nude lipstick or a gloss, but today I am wearing Spice by Kylie Cosmetics. I took Blog pictures and you will see them very soon! 

To make sure that my makeup stays in place all day, I like to spray my face with some setting spray, this one is from Urban Decay. 

My makeup usually takes my about 15 minutes to accomplish. I hope that you all enejoyed this post! Remember to stay awesome and I will talk to you all in the next one! 

I love you! 

Christmas Gifts: DIY Version

 

Yay! I love the holidays! Time for family, baking and gift giving. Obviously that isn’t the meaning of Christmas, but those take up a big part of the season. Today I am sharing two DIYs for the holidays! One is a cute and very inexpensive gift, and the other is a simple festive treat!

DIY Coffee Mug 

We are going to need:

  1. Coffee Mugs
  2. Sharpies

This is seriously the easiest gift ever! I picked these up at the dollar store, but if there is some laying around the house, those will also work. I love the gold rings around the rim, I felt like it gave the gift a little extra something.

Next, just create any design on them. Then we are done! Told you, easy and cute. Great idea for any occasion.

If we want to take it up a notch, we can throw in a packet of hot chocolate and add a cute bow!

Cookie Pops

This DIY isn’t as easy as the first one, but it’s a no brainer. 

We are going to need:

  1. Cookie Dough; this one was 3$ at WalMart
  2. A baking pan
  3. Parchment paper
  4. Popcycle sticks or cake pop sticks 
  5. Sprinkles

Before we do anything, we have to make sure that our hands are washed. Seems obvious, but there are some people out there that don’t. Once our hands are all nice and clean, it is time to preheat the oven. Read the cookie dough package, mine says 350 degrees F. Next, I covered my baking pan with parchment paper.

While we are waiting on the oven, this is our time to get the cookie pops ready!

Step One: Roll cookie dough into small balls. Making sure that we have a small amount of dough, other wise the cookies are going to be too big. The purpose is for them to be pops, not crumbles and a stick.

Step Two: Roll the cookie dough in the sprinkles. Mix it up! Use different colored sprinkles!

Step Three: Stab cookie dough balls with the sticks!

Step Four: Place cookies in the oven when ready.

Make sure and set the timer! 11 minutes seems about right.

Once the timer goes off, let the cookies cool in the pan for about five minutes and then they are ready to eat!

Enjoy! 

Simple and perfect! Happy Holidays everyone!

Remember to check out my Online boutique! There are some great things for winter and holiday parties.

Sister love and fashion. 

December is here, can you believe it?? This month is the perfect time to spend time with family. I love quality time, with work and life getting into the way, quality time doesn’t happen as often as it should. Hello everyone! Today my sister, my husband and I have teamed up to bring you this fun little shoot. A little fall fashion inspiration for you. Even though it is December, it’s still toasty in California. We got all dolled up and went out and just went with it. We had so much fun taking these pictures! We hope that you enjoy them.

I would like to point out the fact that my husband took these photos. If you want to ask someone to take your photos for you, but not sure what they will say, just ask. They may surprise you, I never thought that he would even consider it. Not only did he take my pictures, but he slayyyedddd these photos. DONE!

Our hats are from Charlotte Russe. I love this photo, Sierra is so silly. Enjoy your sister if you have one. They may annoy the hell out of you, but they are your backbone. She makes me laugh and can make me cry at the same time. I can honestly say that she is my best friend. I couldn’t imagine a life without her. 

It wouldn’t be a photoshoot, if Brian’s Mustang wasn’t in it. If you have a man in your life that is obsessed with cars, then you will understand. #5.0

My top is from Torrid, this is seriously one of my favorite shirts. It’s so comfortable and easy to move in. I love my light washed denim shirt!Sierra’s top is a cute flow blouse from Forever 21. If you have ever shopped at Forever 21, then you know that it is very affordable. If you haven’t made your way there yet, then you should. There is a wide selection of styles and price ranges. I couldn’t find the shirt on the site, but you should still go take a look!  

Remember to enjoy life, smile and relax. Don’t stress over something that isn’t worth it. I learned that the hard way. Besides, it’s way more fun to be worry free.

I would like to thank my baby sister for being featured in my post, and my husband for taking my photos. I love you both from the bottom of my heart. 

My Favorites for November.

Where in the world did November go?? Seriously, I feel like we were just celebrating the beginning of 2016!

This month has brought a lot of things to my attention and a lot of beauty products into my life. I have discovered some great things about myself and will be forever thankful for this month. I would like to take a second, to thank you for supporting me throughout my blogging journey. I have found something that I love and you are helping me keep this passion alive. By reading, liking, commenting, and sharing my posts, you are supporting me in more ways than you will ever know. Now…. let’s stop with all of that mushy mushy and get on to the good stuff!img_9025Aside from you being my number one favorite, this setting spray has changed my life! I like to spritz some of this on before AND after I apply my makeup. Guess what…my makeup stays in place all day.

I have always loved this foundation, I just forget to mention it in my favorites. I have been using this non-stop. I not only love the way that this sits on my skin, but I love the color range! Some brands have limited options when it comes to foundation, but not Loreal!

I discovered this concealer a while back, but I recently fell in love with it all over again. It gives major coverage under the eyes. This concealer is on the thicker side, so if you don’t like that, stay far away. Brows cannot be on fleek, if I am not rocking the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. Ok, this is a game changer when it comes to highlight. It looks pink in the packaging, but when applied to the skin, it turns gold…..I know, badass right?!

Popping a little phloof onto the inner corners of my eyes, has been a must! Adding a little something extra for the month of November. img_9068All of the Kylie Lip Kits that I own, have been on constant rotation. I love these liquid lipsticks like no other! I own quite a few, but not nearly enough. (My husband would disagree). I have especially been loving Mary Jo K and Leo. I am not entirely sure why I didn’t discover Charlotte Russe boots sooner. I love the way they fit me, they are so comfortable to walk in, and they are super adorable!With these cold November days, I have been drinking more and more hot drinks. We just recently purchased a Keurig, I don’t know why we didn’t purchase it sooner. I love the damn thing!! I have been alternating between, Swiss Miss Hot Coco and Dunkin Donuts Original Blend. AMAZZIINNGGG. 

With that being said, my Keurig made it in my favorites! Along with my Gold Canyon candle in Sugar Cookie. Isn’t it so beautiful? 

Favorite movies of the month are:

  • SPY
  • ALADDIN
  • PITCH PERFECT 2
  • KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

RANDOM FAVORITES:

  1. I have been loving my day planner! Something about writing down my goals and planning out my day, just puts me in a better mood and helps me stay organized. I really want an Erin Condren Life Planner for Christmas. Hopefully Brian reads this.
  2. My hair straightener. I recently had bangs cut and have been straightening them everyday.

YOUTUBE FAVORITES:

Hayley Paige

Paige Alicia Beauty

Alisha Marie 
And you have reached the end of this post! Finally.. I know. Let me know if any of there were your November Favs! 

                                                        P.s Stay Beautiful. 

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