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10-Year High School Reunion Makeup and Outfit

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In today’s get ready with me video I do my makeup for my 10-year high school reunion. I went with a grey smokey eye using the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette and a pop of bright pink on the lips. I also show you my outfit at the end of the video. I can’t get enough of this flowy, boho mini dress and over-the-knee boot combo!

Four Picks

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I’ve been so excited about new beauty launches and accessories lately. Every time I vow to go on a “no-buy” there is always a collection that manages to break me down. Here is what is currently tempting me:

1. Make Up For Ever added another item to the bevy of contouring products hitting the market with their Pro Sculpting Duos. I already picked up Pink Beige, which is perfect for giving me a subtle glow while I’m really pale. Golden is on my wish list for when I get a little more tan this summer. The golden highlight is a pretty close dupe for the infamous MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt if you missed out on it.

2. I’ve been hearing mixed reviews about the NARS Dual-Intensity Blush but they look so good that I still want to try one (I wonder if this is showing up anywhere else in my life lol). I think I will start with Fervor, which has been on my radar for weeks.

3. It doesn’t seem like my obsession with BaubleBar is going away any time soon. I’m in the middle of making over my wardrobe (and life — more on that later) so new accessories are wholly justified. I’m on a gold kick and have been looking to add some more studs and bracelets to my stash.

4. I need to refresh my nail polish stash with some spring/summer colors and the new OPI Hawaii Collection has the required nude, pink and mint shades I can’t live without.

What’s on your wish list?

Makeup Tutorial: Jennifer Lopez | Oscars 2015

Jennifer Lopez Oscars 2015 Makeup

Jennifer Lopez is always shutting it down during awards season. Things were no different at the 2015 Oscars. She wore a gorgeous nude Elie Saab gown and paired it with a colorful and fresh makeup look that had us all asking “is it spring yet?” Hopefully things start to warm up sooner rather than later. In the meantime, check out my recreation of J. Lo’s Oscar makeup.

Who had your favorite Oscars look?

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February Favorites 2015

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My first monthly favorites of the year features what I have been loving from my recent hauls. Tarte’s tartelette palette is everything! Didn’t think I’d be into all matte looks until I tried its mix of neutrals and plums. The Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow palette makes me feel red carpet worthy. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spotted this on celebrity makeup artists Instagram accounts before I broke down and made one my own. Click here to check out more of my picks in this month’s video.  Continue reading

Makeup Tutorial: Tarte Tartelette Palette Smokey Eye

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Make Up For Ever HD Foundation – #127 

NARS Illuminator – 413 Bleecker 

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Custard 

MAC Studio Fix Powder – C35 

Kardashian Bronzer – Endless Summer 

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Opal 

Anastasia Brow Wiz – Medium Brown 

MAC Paint Pot – Taylor Grey (limited edition)

Tarte Tartelette Palette

Maybelline Gel Liner 

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara 

NARS Audacious Lipstick – Barbara

Tom Ford Lipstick – Nude Vanille

I caught a glimpse of Jennifer Lopez’s makeup at the Golden Globes and I was immediately inspired to create a smokey eye with my new Tartelette matte eye shadow palette. That woman can do no wrong! I knew I was doing a sexy themed video later that night so this look was perfect! As I mentioned in the tutorial, I saved a bunch of pictures of J. Lo’s look so I will be recreating it with this palette soon. 

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Haul: BaubleBar, Steve Madden, Express & More

Took advantage of some holiday sales to add a little fun to my wardrobe and restock some staples. Check out what I picked up in my video.

BaubleBar Cairo Ear Jackets 
BaubleBar Juniper Ear Cuff Sets 
BaubleBar Delicate Teardrop Frost Strand 
BaubleBar Phased Out Bangle Set 

Steve Madden RASPY booties 
Steve Madden ECENTRCQ sneakers 

Express Leggings
Express Sweaters
Express Black Jean Legging 

Zara Quilted Messenger Bag
Zara Coat

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Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush
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MAC Lipstick – Flat Out Fabulous 
Becca Simmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Rose Gold 
Too Faced Everything Nice Palette 
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation – #127 
NARS Illuminator – 413 BLKR

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November Favorites

November Favorites

It’s favorites time! Check out my November installment which spiraled into a face of the day consisting mostly of tried and true products with some recent acquisitions thrown in as well.