Saturday, April 20, 2013

Smokey Eye Prom Makeup Tutorial (Reblogged via From Head To Toe)

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Hey guys! I know it's nearing prom fever time for a lot of you or for high schoolers you may know, so I wanted to share a tutorial that will give a photogenic smokey eye that will match any dress. One of my personal favorite go-to smokey eyes tends to be the classic black/charcoal/silver look so I thought it would be suitable for this year's black-and-white trend. This look would also work for going out or any special events where you need your eyes to stand out.

Check out the video and additional photos below!


Hourglass Mineral Primer

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in Shade 140

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in Shade 7

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Shade Medium

Tarte Smooth Operator Powder

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful

NYX Slide On Eye Liner Pencil in Silver

Milani Liquif'eye Pencil in Black

Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Tiara

Lorac Pro Palette

Wet n Wild Creme Eyeliner in Black

Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara

Tonymoly Tear Glitter Eye Powder in White

Lioele Auto Eyebrow

Urban Decay Glide-On Lip Pencil in Illegal

Too Face Le Creme Lipstick in Spice Spice Baby

MAC Dazzleglass Lip Gloss in Love Alert

The weather was super nice outside so we decided to take advantage of the setting sun and take a few outdoor photos! Since a lot of prom photos with dates are taken outside, I feel like this is a better representation of how the full face will look.

Here you can see the blending of the eyeshadow a bit better. The taupe around the edge of the black really helps to soften the transition from the smokey eyeshadow to the browbone, although the overall look still remains very grey-toned. I recommend this "blending" shade to be a matte shadow slightly darker than your skintone for the most seamless effect.

For darker smokey looks, I always go for a bolder brow to help frame the eyes. I also wait until after the shadow is done to fill in the brows because sometimes my brows will be too light if I do them with bare eyes. The key is finding the right balance which changes depending on how heavy the eye makeup is.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! If you'd like to see my previous prom tutorials and tips for prom night, you can find them under the Prom label here. Have tons of fun, take lots of pictures, and be safe! :)

Highschool readers, when is your prom? Those who have gone to prom in the past, what makeup did you wear on your prom night? Let me know in the comments!

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Manicure Monday: Covergirl Lav-endure 145 (Reblogged)

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Happy Monday! Today's Manicure Monday is following with the Spring trend of pastel shades that I'm loving. Lavender is actually one of my favorite colors in general, not only just this season, because it's so feminine and delicate while not being as prissy as pink. I've always found it to be flattering on me for clothing as well but for nails it can be harder to find a warm enough shade to not neutralize my hands too much. Too dark or cool and my hands look dull. Thankfully, I think I've found the perfect warm lavender in Covergirl's Lav-endure!

I have to credit this gem to my bestie Kassia for purchasing this polish at Target on a whim. Ever since I first saw how lovely it looked on her, I became obsessed with it until I finally had the courage to ask if I could borrow the color as well! This bottle is hers but I've already gone and picked up a bottle for myself which I'll share in an upcoming drugstore haul. ;)

This shade is just the right paleness and warmth to actually brighten up my hands, giving them the clean, feminine look that I always wanted from a light purple polish. I applied over Seche Clear base coat and Covergirl Lav-endure was completely opaque in only 2 coats. After Seche Vite top coat was applied, the polish lasted very well without chipping for several days. Serious LOVE!!!

I may have to pick up more of these Covergirl polishes if the others are as wonderful as this one so let me know if you've tried any and if there are any must-haves I need to check out!

Readers, what is your favorite pastel polish color? Do you have a go-to lavender shade? Let me know in the comments!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

A protein packed salad with Mediterranean flavors – quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion, extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon and a little feta cheese combined makes a healthy salad with fresh clean ingredients.

I had dinner at my friend Julia's house last week, and she made a similar salad as a side dish which she served with fish although hers didn't have tomatoes or feta (I recall she mentioned she was out). I posted a picture of it on Instagram the other day and got so many requests, most of you mentioning the feta was a must! So I made this for dinner last night, with the feta as you requested.

Have lots of leftovers so I am having a big bowl of this for lunch today! This also makes a great side dish for chicken or fish, perfect for backyard parties and BBQ's (can't wait for the warmer weather!) You can totally adapt this to your taste, leave out what you don't like, add more of what you do like. Easy!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Concealing and Blue Eye Shadow




As always...I encourage comments and feedback!