beauty tips

April 8, 2014

Kiss & Blush

YSL ‘Babydoll’ Kiss & Blush in “Orange Fougueux” and “Rose Libre”, Wearing Urban Outfitters Sweater (old, similar here)

With each season, I add a few new beauty products to my routine to freshen up my look. In the warmer months, I try to keep things minimal but still want some color to add life to my face. I absolutely love the new YSL ‘Babydoll’ Kiss & Blush (exclusive to Nordstrom)- a product you can use on both your cheeks and lips. I tried out all of the colors and picked my two favorites for my complexion, “orange fougueau” and “rose libre”.  Both colors are so different from my usual bronzer (in warmth) and add just the right amount of color. I was a little hesitant at first about using the same color on both my lips and cheeks, but they end up complementing each other perfectly.

Other makeup worn: YSL Radiant Touch, bareMinerals Original Foundation, bareMinerals Lash Domination, NARS Eyeliner in “Via Appia”

A big thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

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February 4, 2014

Date Night Makeup

Gap Jeans (old, similar here), Gap Sweater, BaubleBar Earrings, Prints by Ashley Cooper Design 

My everyday makeup is pretty much always the same- a little concealer, blush or bronzer, mascara and lipgloss or lipstick. I have my favorite products and stick to them consistently. However, I do love to change things up every now and then and break out of my routine. Date nights are always a great excuse for getting dressed up and putting on some red lipstick, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite products to get glam for a night out (especially since V-Day is coming up!) With my everyday makeup already on, I added NARS Lipgloss in “Wonder”, NARS Duo Eyeshadow in “Kalahari” and NARS Eyeliner in “Via Appia” to take my look from day to night. This lip color is great because it reminds me of a less pigmented lipgloss version of one of my favorite lipsticks, NARS “Heatwave”. I wanted to play up my eyes without making them too dramatic, so I chose a neutral/smokey shadow and eyeliner.

Everyday makeup already on- BareMinerals Original Foundation in Medium Beige, BareMinerals “Stroke Of Light” and BareMinerals Lash Domination.

You can shop all of the products I used for my date night makeup here…

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February 3, 2014

Packing For NYFW

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with my favorite beauty brand, Bare Minerals, and will be heading to NYFW this Wednesday as their Fashion Correspondent. I’ve been wearing Bare Minerals for over 7 years and share my love for the brand frequently on the blog, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with them. Be sure to follow along as I take over their social channels (InstagramTwitter and Facebook) to share live coverage and inside sneak peeks of the shows, parties and street/style/beauty inspiration during the week!

Image 1. Valentino Heels, Club Monaco Beanie, Anthropologie x BaubleBar Earrings, Bare Minerals Lipstick in “Fly High”, Bare Minerals Blush in “Swoon”
Image 2. ASOS Dress, Zara Coat, Kenzo Coat
Image 3. Zara Heels, BaubleBar Necklace, Bare Minerals “The Wild Thing” Eye Shadow Palette, Essie Nail Polish in “Find Me An Oasis”, Bare Minerals “Lash Domination”
Image 4. Sweaters In Order- Brandy Melville, Zara, Forever21, Rebecca Taylor, ASOS
Image 5. Diptyque “Vetyverio” Perfume, Bare Minerals Moxie in “Trail Blazer”, Anthropologie “Love” Cuff, Tiffany & Co. Pearl Studs, Bare Minerals “Stroke of Light”, Bare Minerals Ready Color Boost in “The Adrenaline Rush”
Image 6. Zara Dress & Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag, Random Boutique Sunglasses
Image 7. Sam Edelman Sneakers, DVF Fur Collar, Bare Minerals Lipstick in “Feel The Love” , Bare Minerals Lipgloss in “Heartbreaker”, Fujifilm Instax Mini

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