Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Makeover time!

On Saturday one of my friends, Grace, had her semi-formal and I had the privilege of doing her makeup, and my roommate did her hair. My other roommate played mom and took a thousand and one pictures haha! She looked absolutely gorgeous! She's already beautiful without makeup on, so I just accentuated her features and gave her a little oomph.
(She came over with her foundation already on, so I just did a little bit of touching up on her face)
I love the red lip with her black dress, and the gold in her eyes looked amazing with her gold sparkly heels(not pictured)!
What I did:

I swiped on some NYX Pinched blush on her cheeks. Underneath her cheek bones and the edges of her forehead I used my Clinique bronzer for a little bit of contour and then used NYX illuminator underneath her eyes and on her nose for a slight shimmer and highlight. 

First off, I primed her eyelids with E.L.F. eyelid primer. For eyeshadow I used my Naked 2 Palette. Under her eyebrows I used Foxy. In her inner corners to highlight, I used Bootycall. I used half-baked all over the lid and blackout on the outer corner and then blended it into the gold, nothing too complicated. For liner, I used black Revlon liquid liner on the top and bottom. I smudged the liner on the bottom with my Sonia Kashuk smudge brush.  I curled her eyelashes and then used Tarte: Lights, Camera, Lashes which is my favorite mascara right now! 

I lined her lips with my Clinique nude lip liner, and then used a bright red from the Rimmel London Kate Moss collection. Not sure what it's called, it was her lipstick. 

I had a great time giving Grace a makeover and just having some girl time! Sorry for posting this so late, it's been a busy weekend and beginning of the week, but I'm off for the rest of the week and I'm ready to relax and hang out with my family! Hopefully I'll have some time to post some Thanksgiving outfits. 
What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?


Monday, November 18, 2013

Dreaming Big

I'm a girl with big big dreams, and I intend on chasing these dreams until they become a reality. My dreams have been growing and growing inside of me and I feel like they are going to just burst out anytime now. I want to start setting goals for my life, and most importantly staying surrendered to the Lord so that He can lead me in the right directions, because I know He has placed these dreams and desires in my heart.
This is pretty much a list of all of the things that I would like to do:

1. Live in NYC for a period of time
2. Attend MUD in NYC
3. Become a makeup artist and have my own studio
4. Have days where I do makeup for free for women who have interviews and can't afford it
5. Possibly do makeup for the runway
6. Have my own makeup line 
7. All the while giving the glory where it belongs and lifting up the name of Jesus
Obviously I wouldn't be able to accomplish one of these goals without Him. 

Based on my goals you're probably wondering why I'm an accounting major in Louisiana right now. Well I'm not quite sure. I know that having a business degree will help me with the business side of things in life, but also God has me here for a reason. I know He has me where I'm supposed be and being here has something to do with my destiny. Everyday God is molding me and preparing me for my future.

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26
Sometimes I feel like these dreams are so out of my reach and I start to think negatively, but I know that God is on my side, and with Him nothing is impossible.

"Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
The key here is delighting in the Lord. I want all my delight to be in Him and His desires to be my desires.

Have a great week!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pictures and a Pop of Pink

Before I start writing about beauty stuff let me just say that IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS TIME! YAY! I love Christmas time, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. So in the spirit of Christmas, my family and I put our Christmas decorations up in our house yesterday and this is what our tree looks like this year...
Isn't it pretty? We were feeling very festive yesterday and it was the first time we've done the tree together in years!

Yesterday my siblings and I took pictures to give to my grandmother for her Christmas present and I think they came out really good! I'm going to share how I did my makeup for the pictures. We haven't gotten them back yet so I won't have much to compare my makeup to until we get them, but I know these tips work! 
I did a little bit of highlighting and contouring to brighten up and shape my face. The concealer I used to highlight looks great, but wears off easily and I DO NOT LIKE IT. Any concealer suggestions? Anyway... I also used a little more blush on my cheeks than I would normally use, because you can get away with that in pictures more than you can everyday. I stayed away from anything sparkly on my face. Also, you don't want to use a foundation with a lot of SPF in it when taking pictures, because it will reflect the light. 
I think I look creepy in the picture, but this is the only good shot I could get of my eyes. I stuck to using matte eyeshadow colors, and stayed away from a lot of sparkle and shimmer. I think matte looks a lot better in pictures. I also used a white eyeliner to line my waterline to make my eyes appear bigger.  I used a black liquid liner to line the top and bottom of my eyes. When I applied liner to the bottom I used a smudge brush so that it wouldn't look too harsh. I used a lot a lot of mascara to get big, full lashes. I think that's the best thing to do for pictures is to have full lashes. I don't like to wear false lashes, because I already have really long eyelashes, but if you don't I would suggest them for taking pictures! My favorite trick for pictures is to stamp the top waterline with my mascara wand. It sort of a step under tight lining and it looks amazing! 

On my lips I just used a nude color to look more natural.

I added this one just for fun. I call this my "model pic" haha, yeah right. 
We should have our pictures soon and I will post them so that y'all can see!

This was my outfit I wore to church today and I absolutely LOVE these heels (and this lipstick). 

I apologize for my puffy eyes in these pictures, this was after church and yes I cried in church today. It was a fantastic service. 

Lipstick: NYX in Chic Red (it's not red it's more of a holiday pink)
Top: Maurices
Over: Forever 21
Skirt: Michael Kors
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (Dillards)

Hope everyone is having an amazing Sunday! Rest Rest Rest!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

35 degrees in Louisiana?

Wow, nothing for 10 days I'm really slacking on my blogging lately. Finals are coming fast though and I'm trying to stay ahead so I don't feel overwhelmed when they hit. I'm in class and SUPPOSED to be paying attention, but my brain really doesn't start working until about 9 a.m. It's finally chilly here in southern Louisiana. It's been in the thirties the past few days and I like being able to bundle up and drink hot chocolate and wear sweaters. Knowing Louisiana I'm sure we'll be back up to seventies in a few days. I wish it would just pick a temperature and stay! I have nothing really worth posting about today, just keeping y'all updated. This weekend I'm taking some family pictures, so I will be posting a little bit about my outfit and how to do makeup for pictures! Stay tuned! Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Happy hump day!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Holiday Wishlist

Is it too early to start my Christmas wishlist? Oh well. I've been eyeing these products for a while now and I will definitely be getting them this holiday season whether I buy them myself or if I get them from Santa ;)
1.) Mac False Lashes Extreme Black
I have a slight obsession with mascara. I love trying new ones and I love the look of long, full, beautiful lashes!

2.) Divine Night Fluidline in Deliciously Rich
(From Mac's Divine Night Holiday Collection)
Seriously, how gorgeous is this color? This would be SO pretty for the holiday season and I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

3.) Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
I've seen many many bloggers and review sites rave about this eyelash curler. Like I said, I like the look of long lashes and can't wait to try this eyelash curler! (I've been using a VERY old Revlon one for years now and it's time for a replacement.) 

4.) Original Beauty Box (deluxe size)
I love showing off my makeup and being able to see everything, and right now all of my makeup is in cheap plastic storage drawers from Wal-Mart. It definitely doesn't do my makeup justice and it isn't very neat. This will definitely help to organize my makeup in a very cute way. I sure wish it came with all of the makeup inside, but sadly the makeup is not included haha.

Have you tried any of these products? 
What's on your wishlist this holiday season?


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Birthday dinner!

Halloween was my moms birthday and yesterday was my brothers, so tonight we had a family dinner at Ruffinos. I love being around my family and I love dressing up! After a day of studying (and a little shopping), it was a great way to end my day!
I'm loving this new NYX lipstick I got today!

LBD: Forever 21
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Heels: Maurices 


Roomie date with a little Pinspiration

I haven't been able to post as much as I would like to, but school comes first and that has unfortunately been taking over my week days. Anyway... Last night one of my roommates and I went to dinner at The Little Village. Wow, what they say about their bread is absolutely true, it is FANTASTIC! Dinner was great and after that we went and rented a red box movie and watched until we couldn't keep our eyes open anymore! It was a great night, a little bit of dressing up, but still a very chill night. And of course at dinner I spilled water on myself, it wouldn't be an event if I didn't do something stupid. So now for my outfit and makeup! I had been wanting to wear this outfit for a while because I had seen something like it on pinterest and loved it! Oh and by the way, I dyed my hair for the first time ever, and I love it!!! I wanted a little something different for fall and ended up getting it dyed and got some layers!
Top: Charlotte Russe
Black Jeans: Forever 21
Leopard heels: Target
Purse: Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (older)

The Pinspiration:
I didn't roll my sleeves like this because it was pretty chilly last night, which I am very thankful for! But you can definitely see where I got my look from. I took this idea, made it my own, and used what I already had in my closet!

Now for the makeup:
Makeup is obviously my favorite part of getting ready and I loved how my eyes looked with my new hair!

Just wanted to share my looks with y'all! I don't know if I should do a "get the look" after every makeup post I do because I know they're long, unless y'all really want to know, then I'd be happy to! Side note, I really should invest in a new camera.

Have a lovely Saturday!