Friday, October 31, 2014

My Makeup Routine

I get asked a lot what makeup, specially foundation, I use and today I am going to dish about all of my beauty secrets. I have tried a lot of things over the years and this is what I have come to as my quick daily makeup routine. I am going to talk you though, step by step, what I do every (most) morning. 
Before I start any makeup I look to see if my eyebrows need a little tweezing which they usually do, I haven't had mine waxed in years (I thinks since senior prom haha) I use and love the tweezerman tweezers they work great for me and have had them for years and are still great.  It's not a secret that I love big lashes so the first thing I do is put on a coat of mascara I got a free CK One mascara from ULTA for my birthday and have really been loving it. I also love this MAC mascara. I clean up any mascara that got on my skin and then I move on to my foundation. I use double-wear from Estee Lauder and it is a the most amazing foundation I have ever used it will cover anything, and it still feels light and wearable and lasts all day long- I apply with a brush. After that I put on a light coat of mineral veil from Bare Minerals just to keep everything in place and looking consistent all over my face.
Now I move onto my cheeks, I start with bronzer on my cheek bones and during the summer I will ad some to my temples to give my whole face a sun kissed look. Also a great trick for if you are wearing a low or strapless top dust a little bronzer on your collar bone it really brings it out.  Then I apply a little highlighting powder on the top of my cheek bones, sometimes in the fall and winter I don't do this as much because I am looking for a winter look apposed to a summer glow look. Then I use my favorite amazing blush orgasm from NARS I just love that stuff.
Now time for the eyes, I usually just wear a little shadow one maybe two colors I don't get supper fancy, I don't even wear eyeliner (but I wear extra mascara to make up for that). I love sparkly gold colors that I feel will brighten my eyes, I have a whole set of shadows from Bare Minerals and change up the colors some though out the year. Then after all of that I add another lighter layer of mascara just to make sure they look nice and black still after applying all of that makeup, these two layers really makes them look big and bold all day.
We are almost done, I usually fill in my eyebrows a little just to make sure they don't fade away especially when your taking pictures. I love a powder Bear Minerals makes called well rested and I add a little of that bellow my eyes and a little under my brow which helps make me look.. well rested. Now it is time for one of my latest discoveries NYX finishing spray I use dewy finish but it also comes in matte finish and it really helps your makeup look flawless all day and is supper cheap. Wait a minute for that to dry and then I apply my lipstick in the pictures I am wearing Chanel 145, I also love MAC lipstick it stays on really well. Pink is my go to for summer and spring but I try to go a little darker berry in the fall my new favorite that I just got is rebel from MAC. Now I am done with my makeup, please feel free to ask me any questions.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Belk Charity Day Sale

Belk charity day sale

Pre-order today for the Belk charity day sale November 8th 6-10am. You can pre-order your items in store today and have them set aside for you to come pick up on the 8th or anytime after at your convince.  Above I have picked a few of my favorite items that will be on sale. You can go online to to get some inspiration but the sale is for in store only. Keep in mind if there is not a Belk around you or the Belk near you doesn't carry an item you are looking for you can pre-order with a store that has your item over the phone and have it shipped to you. Belk is my favorite store to get great designers at an amazing price. Here is a link to find out what will be on sale with all the details but I am also going to break it down for you here. 
25% off Bags | 25% off fashion jewelry | 20% off designer clothing | 25% off shoes 

Another thing that makes this sale even sweeter, is that it is helping local charities in your area. To enter the exclusive sale you must purchase a $5 charity day ticket, and this ticket also gets you $5 off your purchase. So you get to save on amazing brands and help charities in your local community. Share with me a few of your favorite items from Belk. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Friend & Family Outing

Sweater: BCBG Generation (similar) | Jeans: Miss Me | Scarf: Target (similar) | Shoes: Ugg | Watch: Michael Kors 
Spent the afternoon with Matt and some friends and of course Bentley was along for the ride at Phil Pot Lake. We enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and had a picnic by the lake and played in the leaves. I am wearing one of my favorite pairs of jeans, I love Miss Me jeans they are so comfortable and have a cute rugged look to them and wear/last a long time. What is your favorite pair of jeans? Also what is one of your favorite things to do on a fall Sunday afternoon?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wrapped Up In Fall

Top: Ralph Lauren | Sweater: Nordstrom Halogen | Pants: American Eagle | Scarf: H &M | Bag: Troy Burch
Boots: Lane Byrant (great for wide calf boots) similar, similar  | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: J.Crew Factory

I love a big blanket scarf and when I saw this one at H &M I knew I had to have it. I also got matching burgundy bow gloves and a knit burgundy ear warmer (which are not available online). Blanket scarves definitely seem to be trending this year what is your favorite way to style a big blanket scarf, do you have a absolute favorite scarf? I also want to talk about this cashmere sweater for a minute it is Halogen from Nordstrom and is such an amazing deal they are only $89 and are a nice thick soft luxurious cashmere and come in over 20 colors. I have worn this one at least 15 times and it still looks this amazing, Halogen is my go to cashmere brand.