I filmed this tutorial a few weeks ago thinking I would edit it for you guys while on my trip buuuut that just did not happen! We were running around constantly, not sleeping, and I got the flu!! I finally got around to editing it over the weekend and it went live on my channel a few days ago but for my lovely blog-fam it’s finally here on the home base haha! I absolutely love this look, it’s so girly and pretty to me. Perfect for spring and for you teenies, I think it’s a great look for prom! As usual its super full coverage so you’ll look flawless in both person and photos. I wish I could dig up my old prom photos to show you what an atrocity it all was but everything is at my mom’s house, wah! You guys have to remind me next time I visit home!
I teamed up with Disney last week to create a 60s mod double winged liner look using some pieces from the new Disney Minnie x Sephora collection. The pieces are to die for and I just love the packaging, it’s a perfect collection that all ages would love! What item are you lusting after the most? My favorite cosmetic piece is the Minnie’s World in Color Eyeshadow Palette – there are 20 shades that range from mattes to shimmers, super pigmented! My favorite accessory is definitely the Reflection of Minnie Compact Mirror, a forever staple in my purse now. So cute!
If you’ve kept up with my husband & me on social media you know that we went to Greece & Turkey for our third wedding anniversary! Despite falling extremely sick halfway through, we had an incredible trip and it was one of my favorites yet. We began in Santorini, then Athens, & closed out our travels in Istanbul. Santorini has always been my dream destination and I was so excited to finally check it off of my bucketlist – it did not disappoint and I’m already dreaming about coming back. During our stay, Canaves Oia hotel took us on a semi-private day cruise around the island on a 50 foot yacht via Sunset Oia Sailing. We got to explore the volcano, swim in the hot springs, and check out a black beach as well as a red beach! The crew grilled lunch right on the side of the boat and it was such a lovely day. We opted for a day tour but there are sunset tours available as well, our trip was literally the very beginning of the tourist season so I feared that an evening trip would get a bit too chilly! The boat was awesome – super comfortable, clean, and very spacious so even though we were worried at first seeing how many people were on our trip (with kids!! who brings that many kids to Santorini?! lol!), we always had a ton of space to ourselves and lots of privacy. We even comfortably took a nap after lunch on the ride back! No matter how long your stay in Santorini is, I highly recommend blocking off a day for this tour, you’ll get to see the island in such a way that you could never from land and you really get to take in just how massive the cliffs are. Santorini is truly incredible.… View Post
Foundation is the most important thing to anything you care about: your home, your relationship… your face lol! I’m sure you’ve noticed in my makeup tutorials that I spend a ton of time on my base, I’d say I dedicate a good 50% of my time. With my obsession with a flawless base comes a massive collection of both foundation & applicators. I’ve done it all, fingers, brushes, sponges, airbrush.. its safe to say that not all are created equal.
This applicator doesn’t eat up your [expensive] product like other brushes and sponges. It gently blends and puffs foundation evenly into the skin leaving an airbrush finish. Every pore, nook, & cranny of your beautiful face will look polished to perfection. Just dot your foundation over your face and begin blending away with your Clinique Sonic System, you won’t need to apply any pressure at all, just gently glide away.
Happy Monday! Weeee I’m super excited about today’s makeup tutorial because it’s probably my favorite makeup I’ve done on myself yet. I don’t know if it’s because I really took the time to show you contouring, highlighting, and baking, but it finished so flawlessly! I hope you all love it too! I wanted to do a tutorial on Instagram makeup. To me, this is the look that’s trending all over the insta-sphere, and it’s also a look that a lot of people hate.. its pretty polarizing. Glam girls love it but a lot of MUAs in the industry hate it for how bold and harsh it can be. Different strokes for different folks! A girl like me loves me some cake, so be prepared to watch me layer it on!! :)
Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer is such a staple fav! I’ve seen all my favorite insta-MUAs using it for years and I even picked it up myself for the first time a couple years back. It’s a wonderful natural bronzer with a matte finish. Nothing too harsh, no orange, just a beautiful natural glow. I will say though that if you are my complexion or darker, your cheek contour won’t be slice sharp because it is more of a medium tone, rather than a deep contouring powder. It gives me a subtle, glowy contour which I really do love when I’m in the mood for it – especially in the day time.
Hoola fans rejoice! Benefit just released a liquid soft-matte version as well as an all over body bronzer! Even though I naturally have a bronzed complexion, I love using a body bronzer to keep my color even and keep me looking warm. My chest gets especially light compared to the rest of me. The great thing about Hoola Zero Tanlines is that there is an applicator hidden away right in the cap – no stained hands! I believe this is to be used like “body makeup” it isn’t a gradual self-tanner, so it washes off at the end of the day.
After Leonardo Dicaprio, Priyanka Chopra was the #2 most googled person after the Oscars! No surprise there as she looked so stunning and is such a star in both Hollywood and Bollywood. Her success in the west is truly inspiring! I loved her simple look with the mauve matte lip and just had to recreate it, let me know what you think!
Hello my loves! Gosh, I have been MIA for awhile huh?? This year got off to a really rough start and it took me awhile to normalize and get back into a routine. Hopefully everything will be peachy from here on out! wooosah!!
We spent the holidays and New Year in London & Paris as you already know! If you missed my London Travel Diary be sure to check it out, its my absolute favorite set of travel photos yet! Because of my self-imposed high standards after that post, it made me drag my feet with getting my Paris photos done. They’re just not up to par and proves why I need to stop editing things out of order.. of course quality gets better as you progress haha.
Paris is such a special city for us, we got engaged back in 2012 at the Pont des Arts and we’ve been wanting to visit the city of love again ever since! We had just a couple days of our trip to spend in Paris so we took it pretty easy. We dined with friends and did the touristy thing visiting all the landmarks. Let’s get on with the photos, you know there are a ton!… View Post
TGIF! I’m so excited today, I’ve partnered up with Ulta to bring you this spring makeup look celebrating the launch of Buxom Cosmetics at Ulta stores & ulta.com! This look is super fresh-face and daytime appropriate, I hope you love it!