Instagram Beauty Trends: 2016

We all know that there are a LOT of beauty trends out there that make us raise our eyebrows and say, “but who would ever wear that???” Well, I was doing some research this past weekend on the latest beauty trends (to stay updated and all that — I have a fear of missing out on new and exciting makeup trends), and I came across a couple that looked good on the models but I just couldn’t decide if the every day woman could pull it off without getting weird looks at the grocery story.

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My goal for this post was to set out and tackle 5 beauty trends of 2016 and wear them for an entire day to see if we really can pull them off. The beauty trends I chose are as follows:

Strobing

Sunset Smokey Eye

Cobalt Blue Eyeliner

Ombre Lips

Red lips : bare face


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Makeup Tutorial: Everyday Makeup.

Hello, lovely ladies! Today I am going to be doing a “get ready with me” tutorial for you guys on my everyday makeup routine. I am going to show you the items I use, how I use them and where you can find them!

I plan on doing some more fun makeup tutorials but for now, I thought I would start with the basics. This is my go-to makeup routine and it is very easy. I’m by no means a makeup artist, but nobody who reads my blog is a makeup artist (unless, obviously, you are..then I am super jealous of you). Sometimes it can be hard to copy MUA tutorials when you don’t have all the right products and 600 brushes. I only use a handful of brushes and most of my products are easy to find or at least easy to duplicate (check out this list of mascara and eyeliner dupes here I wrote about a few months ago..I plan on doing a comprehensive list of makeup dupes in the next few weeks for you guys as well!) Continue reading

Mascara & Eyeliner: Drugstore Edition.

So, for my ladies out there who just don’t have the cash to spend on $28 mascara and eyeliner (which is 100% understandable), I have put together a list of my most favorite drugstore eyeliners and mascara. In my opinion, they work just as well as anything you could buy at Sephora with a hefty price tag. In all of these products, I use Black or Very Black. Continue reading

5 Shades of Lipstick Every Woman Can Pull Off.

Think of this blog post today as an episode of Myth Busters. The myth we are busting today? The notion that some women can’t pull off lipstick.

Bull. 

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If you are one of those women that thinks for some reason you can’t pull off a rockin’ bold lip, I want you to think again. Just for a second, pretend that you don’t have that mindset. Stick with me until the end of this post, and if I haven’t convinced you to at least try to wear lipstick, by all means, you can leave the boldness to someone else.

Lipstick is, in my opinion, the best makeup product of all time. It completes every outfit, every makeup style…because even a “nude lip” requires some kind of lipstick or gloss to bring you to that perfect “no shade” color everyone covets.  Continue reading

What’s In My Bag: Beauty Essentials.

I am a makeup-aholic. I spend far too many hours watching makeup tutorials and pinning makeup looks to my Pinterest boards. I spend way too much money on new products and colors. I just love it. It’s like art. But on my face.

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Like any beauty lover, I have my cult favorites (please ignore the Urban Decay shrine in my bathroom…move along…nothing to see here…). There are just some products that are worth the price tag because not only do they last forever (because a little product goes a long way with good brands), but they also look phenomenal. Even someone inexperienced in makeup can tell the difference. That being said, there are also certain products that truly aren’t worth spending copious amounts of money on. Their drugstore counterparts are literally just as good and you can absolutely save your money for something else a hundred times more fabulous (like good foundation. Trust me). Continue reading