Monday, November 2, 2015

Kim K Makeup: Halloween 2015

It's no secret that Kim K is probably the face of the highlighting and contouring movement going on right now. I call it a movement because you literally see everyone attempting this technique and quite frankly has COMPLETELY changed the look of some people's face. 

Highlighting and Contouring only looks scary but it doesn't have to be.

The idea is to brighten up the under eye are in an effort to bring more light you want accentuated and contour the areas you don't. Typically you will highlight under your eyes to make them brighter and hide dark circles, the chin and forehead. You would contour the cheeks and under the chin.....especially if your like me with a little face chub to hide. 
So for my Halloween party Saturday night I mustered up all my fabulousness,  got as naked as possible and beat the heck out of my face to give you all this Kim K realness! I purchased this dress a while ago, last worn HERE, and never truly had any intentions of leaving the house in it without some serious laying and styling. Then here comes Halloween in all it's non judgemental splendor and took the opportunity to wear it out the house as Kim K herself. It was black and flattering while allowing me to wear spanx and a jacket to hide my insecurities. Score and Score!
To ensure my makeup was on point I used a mixture of products old and new to me. Thanks to my friends over at Ulta for sending me the Amazing Cosmetics face primer, concealers and setting powder to try. 

I used the caramel concealer under my eyes, Bobby Brown foundation stick in walnut to contour and a mixture of the Amazing Cosmetics translucent power and Ben Nye Banana power to set. This makeup did not budge all night long and I think it turned out perfect. Oh and the 20 minutes it took to apply these wispy false individual lashes was totally worth it for the perfect Kim K flirty eye.
 It was seriously hard to NOT smile all night long. It's totally not my personality, I STAY smiling in pics. :-D
Products Used:
Foundation: Studio Fix Fluid NC50; Concealer: Amazing Cosmetics in Caramel; Amazing Cosmetics  Powder Set and Ben Nye Banana Powder to set; Lippie: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria


Friday, October 30, 2015

Little Red Riding Hood

Hi dolls, remember me?? I know it's been a minute but there has seriously been so much life stuff going on I'm doing my best to keep up. What better way to come back then with a Halloween look!! I absolutely LOVE Halloween y'all, you have no idea, and love dressing up even more! Last year I was Dorothy or the Dead Dorothy at one Halloween party lol and this year I am Little Red Riding Hood. Oh the plans I had for makeup with this look ....think gashes, facial scars with an extra dose of blood. I can't help but to want to do the gory stuff for Halloween but sadly I just didn't have time to plan my look like I wanted.

So there is this super cool trail behind my house with a bridge and all. It was an absolute perfect backdrop for the stroll to grandmothers house. I seriously can't wait to see it all covered in snow in a few months!! Hopefully I'll find a friend brave enough to take my pics in it like my girl Eilanete did for these. I swear when my friends take my pics they do such an amazing job! Friends that support your obsessive picture taking fetish and don't judge you when you ask them to go out in public with you looking like a fairy tail character = true squad goals!
Oh and don't mind the hole in my fishnets I had an unfortunate run in with a BIG BAD WOLF ;-)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fall Dressing

The air is crisp and Pumkin Spice Lattes have flooded your world....that can only mean one thing..... Fall is here! Dark vampy lips and layers just get me excited. 
Fall is by far my favorite time of year for fashion. Not too hot where you want to be naked or cold where you want to wear a million layers just to feel comfortable. In this look I paired this dope distressed jean jacket with a lightweight tank and olive green leggings. This look is comfy and perfect to transition into the cooler months.
The Look:
Top: Marshall's | Leggings: GAP | Boots: Zara (last year) | Jacket: Thrifted H&M | Hat: Forever 21 | Lippie: Rebel by MAC

Friday, August 21, 2015

Layer it Up

It's Friday!! Ending this week on a high note dolls after actually sticking to my posting schedule!! *insert squeal here* Not sure why consistency is one of my biggest weakness but I'm working on it. Seriously making an effort to do better in all aspects of life. Pray for me ya'll as I need it. 

Now on to this look. I found this peach shirt dress that I just loved on the website then got it home and couldn't figure out how to work it. It was a little too sheer to wear as a dress so I added a black mini underneath. Then I didn't like the shape it gave me so I belted it. I soon didn't like the brown clutch with my shoes so I changed it. And finally, I felt it just looked a lil boring and needed something else so I added the vest. There ya go. Done. I like it, now I'm out the door. 

Sometimes in fashion we have to experiment like that to achieve the look we want. Sometimes it's the look we didn't know we wanted but that's the fun part of mixing and matching. In the end, layering is always a good idea as long as it's cohesive. It has to flow and make sense. Play around with difference layers, shapes, textures in your wardrobe and see what you come up with this weekend. 

Have a great one loves and as always thanks so much for stopping by!

The Look:
Shirtdress: Forever 21 Contemporary | Belt: Banana Republic (old) | Vest: Forever 21 (old) | Heels: Calvin Klein (old) | Bag 1: Vintage Bag 2: Michael Kors (old)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Little Grey Dress

Nothing like a great jersey dress to add to your minimal wardrobe. You dolls know I've been on this minimal kick lately and this dress was perfection when I spotted it. Cool. Comfy. yet Sexy. Also, grey is the new black this season....I'm sure you dolls knew that but if you didn't a little grey dress will soon be a MUST-HAVE in your closet just like the little black dress and little white dress for summer. 

I love the back of this dress it is sooo gorgeous and flattering drawing attention to the small of my back. It can easily be the perfect sexy date night dress or work dress when you throw a blazer or vest over it. 

Heels, booties, tight, a bold lip.....WHATEVER! This dress looks amazing styled anyway you like. For this look I went with a edgy statement necklace, ankle booties and a deep burgundy lip and I LOVE this look. Easily throw a leather jacket over the shoulder on your way out the door. 

How would you style the 'Little Grey Dress' this Fall loves? Let me know in the comments below! 
The Look:
Dress: Forever 21+ (sold out but check these out HERE) // Necklace: Bauble Bar (similar) // Vest: Forever 21 (similar) // Booties: Altuzarra for Target // Lippie: Maybelline Creamy Mattes in Divine Wine

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Skincare Routine & Tips for Cashmere Skin

If your like me at all your skin has taken a bit of a beaten this summer with all the sun and sweat and in need of some TLC. I spent a lot more time poolside than I usually do and in makeup this summer and I can tell my skin has had enough! With a big event coming up this weekend I will be getting my skin back in shape. Here are a few of my tips for smooth like Cashmere Skin. 

All these products can be found at Ulta and is a personal favorite with the exception of the cucumber gel mask which I'm dying to try! Like how refreshing does cucumber and gel sound?? It is an extreme detoxifying hydrator with is exactly what we need to renew and refresh our tired skin. 

1. Cleanse
The first step of my 'Cashmere Skin' routine is cleansing. I personally love the purity line by Philosophy. I snagged the entire set last Christmas and have been obsessed ever since and still have a ton left. I take a quarter size amount of the cleanser on my Clarisonic Mia 2 brush and deep clean my skin. This brush is THE best at going deep in the pores and pulling out all the impurities normal face washing doesn't get. It's an investment at about $150 bucks but well worth it in my opinion. 

2. Exfoliate
Not gonna lie this has got to be my favorite step. Why? I just love to feel the difference in my skin once I remove all the dead skin I never knew was there. Some days I take the exfoliating skin wash and give my skin a gentle massage. It has tiny beads in it that gently scrub the skin in a hurry. Other days I will skin the Clarisonic and use the microdelivery peel. This stuff is seriously GOLD for my skin. It's a 2 step process with a paste and activating liquid you use together. This stuff is like a microdermabrasion treatment in a jar. The paste contains tiny micro crystals that removes every bit of dead skin leaving your face smooth as a baby's bottom. NO LIE! It can be a bit harsh if you use it with the Clarisonic so I only use one or the other so I don't over irritate my skin. 

3. Hydrate/Moisturize
Now that you have stripped your skin clean you need to bring back some of that moisture. Here is where I would apply the cooling cucumber mask to the skin which your skin will surely thank you for after the scrubbing. Rinse and apply either the Hope in a Jar moisturizer from the Philosophy kit which is really good for the skin but I don't live for the smell. I usually just skip straight to my Josie Maran Argan Oil and massage it into the skin. Now I have oily skin so I was a little  nervous about adding oil to my skin but it has great benefits and even helps reduce my natural oils a bit. It absorbs into my freshly cleaned skin beautifully leaving me nice and hydrated. I usually do this at night and wake up with glowing skin. 

4. Spot Treat
For those pesky zits that just like to be stubborn kill them with this Mario Badescu drying lotion. This stuff literally will make your zit disappear in a night or two. Apply it with a q-tip before bed and wake up spot free....or something like that. Lol

5. Highlight & Contour
To give your skin that gorgeous glow I suggest a highlighter. Becca Cosmetics makes some amazing highlighters with their latest one from Jacyln Hill in Champagne Pop that is on my 'Want Right NOW' list. Contouring adds dimension to the face while slimming it out if necessary and highlighting brings forward the features you want to accentuate. 

I hope you dolls enjoy my tips and find them useful when achieving cashmere like skin. 

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