I hope y’all had an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!! I was absent from the blog for a week but it was a combination of traveling, running out of time, and not having internet for half of the week! Anyway- I will be back full force with another tutorial on Wednesday! In my absence, I was soooo excited when I found this polish because it is perfect for the holiday season!! I have been layering it on top of some of my favorite Essie colors and love the effect that it gives –I keep calling them my “tinsel nails”
Pretty right? Sally Hansen glitters really are some of the best out there..I haven’t tried one that has disappointed me yet! It is my new favorite and I will be wearing it throughout the holidays!!!
I have to admit that I did this eye more for myself….you see, I have sooo many eyeshadows…but recently I have been doing the same eye looks on myself over and over. Not because I don’t feel like getting creative… but because there are just a set group of eye looks that I love on myself and lately I haven’t wanted to veer away from them. But this morning I woke up and told myself that I absolutely had to branch out as I have some colors I never, ever wear. So… this tutorial is a result of all of that which unfolded this morning. It is actually a great eye for fall/winter and I will definitely be wearing it again. The majority of the color is “Antiqued”-which just screams fall to me with it’s bronzey tones. “Antiqued” is also a lovely color on you blue eyed ladies as the orangey tones make the blue in your eyes pop!
MAC Eyeshadows in Crystal Avalanche, Amber Lights and Antiqued, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, MAC Lipstick in “Velvet Teddy”, Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”
Apply concealer on the lid up to the brow, all around the eye and underneath the eye. Set with powder. Apply your primer, I use MAC’s Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”.
Using a stiff fluffy, apply “Antiqued” all over the lid and up..stopping just past the crease. Pick up some color on your bullet brush and apply the shadow underneath the eye. Starting at the corner of the lower lashline, drag that color out diagonally….what we are doing is just dragging that color out past the natural end of the eye to make the eye appear bigger. It should look something like this:
Using your bullet brush, apply “Amber Lights” right above wherever you ended with “Antiqued”. It should look something like this:
Using your big fluffy, blend blend blend! Using a stiff brush, apply your highlight from the brow bone down into the inner corner. Blend it out a bit. Apply your gel liner to the waterline. I also took an wide angled brush and lined the top of my eye. I then smudged out the liner on the lower lashline out to create a wing. This was not a stiff wing at all because of the wide, angled brush that I used and also because I used residual liner not full on liner. I also applied more “Antiqued” to my lower lashline. Apply your fake eyelashes and go over any excess glue with gel liner. Your final product should look something like this:
What do you think of my hair?-I call it “rolled out of bed”. Geez…I really need to stop ignoring it for tutorials Anyway, I am so in love with this lip color lately–”Velvet Teddy” from MAC. It is such a great brown with a touch of pink nude…I love it and it is a stronger nude so it doesn’t wash as many people out.
There are soooo many types of lashes out there and you can find them at any price range….some luxury brands reach into the high double digits-crazy right? For drugstore brands, I am a huge fan of both Andrea and Ardell lashes. I think that they are a great product and they are super affordable for the occasional lash wearer….stop by CVS or Walgreens for the basics and go by your local Sally’s for the mega selection—you will find (most) any lash you would want. Your local Walmart also has a brand called Salon Perfect–these are less expensive than both Ardell and Andrea but are of the same quality and are awesome. However, the most discounted lashes I have found (in a store) have to be these:
I found these e.l.f lashes in Target and picked up two pairs to try….they were $1.00. Now, the quality reminds me of some lashes that I have ordered from China to experiment with-not AS great as the Andrea or Ardell lashes. But for being $1 lashes??-they aren’t bad! Super light and looked nice on (I know I should have taken a picture-sorry ) The main difficulty in cheaper lashes is trying to get them to bend to fit your lashline…but if you just let the glue get super tacky and place one side securely down at a time-you shouldn’t have a problem. So, if you are one of those that have just been thinking about trying lashes but don’t want to invest a ton-stop by your local Target and pick up a pair-they only offer two varieties but they are both pretty natural looking.
This is the second hair product post in two weeks….y’all are going to think something is wrong with me! But I couldn’t resist sharing this product! Previously, I had been using Sebastian Shaper hairspray..and I do love it. I was literally about to check out with a new can of Sebastian (in Marshalls) when this hairspray caught my eye…and I am so glad that it did. Here it is:
Oh my gosh am I so glad that I found this! Obviously I want as much volume in my hair as humanly possible (really I am just making my thin head of hair look like a normal persons)…but I have always had such a hard time getting it because of the amount of hairspray that has to go into my extremely fine hair–my hair can’t hold that much product without looking greasy! That is why I am so happy with this hairspray…just a VERY small amount and I have volume that lasts all day. I got lucky finding it at Marshalls for $10 but it retails for around $15 online!
I went to the store last week looking for the newest Essie Winter collection…..but they didn’t have it yet. So…obviously I couldn’t leave empty handed Instead, I settled for another Essie color I have had my eye on: Pilates Hottie. Cute right? Then while I was on my way to check out…I came across this great glitter from Wet N Wild that I just had to have–It was 99 cents, how could I say no? Here they are:
Then, because apparently I can’t just wear one color by itself….this happened:
It is my new favorite combo for the week. I just love the different sizes of glitter and the pink, green, silver and blue colors of glitter work so well on a nice, light backdrop such as Pilates Hottie!