Thursday, October 31, 2013

How to Wear Dark Lips

Pulling off a dark lip can be trickier then it seems and a bit confusing on how to get there. When you wear something bold like a smokey eyeshadow or a dark lip you need to know how to paint the rest of your features correctly that way it's not too much. In this tutorial I'll show you a few tips that can make your vamp-berry lips look super effortless and sexy! Starting at the basics you can see one way that I like to style the rest of my features to coincide with my lips, and then a few tips on how to apply a dark lipstick that stays in place and looks clean and sophisticated. Hope you enjoy, and don't forget to share with me what colors your wearing on your lips this fall!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sephora VIB Favorites & Holiday Wish List

It's that time of year again. I know I know, I'm not ready for it either. Holiday season is here and the retail stores are ready! As a Sephora VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider), I have a few ideas what you can give and ask for. When you get ready to go shopping for your favorite people or that person that's hard to shop for, look to Sephora as a great store to purchase gifts at! Wouldn't you be happy to wake up to a gift bag of Sephora products? I certainly would! I made a list of the products I use most and are a great option for the girl who loves makeup or is getting into makeup, as well as a makeup wish list. My friend Sarah from Beauty Buz Hub also made her own list of favorites and wishes. Watch both of our videos!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bohemian❤Lace Braided Half Updo

I couldn't think of what to call this braid, so I just added the things it looks like for a title. Basically its a half up hairstyle that looks like an oval or circle on the back of your crown area. You can braid this very smooth for a more put together look or messy for a bohemian look. Add it to your favorite updo's or wear it with a few soft curls. This look is very versatile  and a unique way to change up the normal braid you wear. Hope you enjoy!

My Fall♡Winter Wardrobe Essentials

As I wake up this morning in South Cali, I realize that the intense fog looming about means that we indeed get a lovely chill in the air as we taste the fall and winter seasons. Though not as harsh as the north, we still need to bundle up and drink hot chocolate by the fireside. In regards to the cool temperatures setting in around the country I created a video featuring my favorite fall/winter wardrobe essentials that are staple pieces for anyones closet. I hope to inspire you on what is trending at the end of 2013 as well as give you a few ideas where to get some great deals! Hope you enjoy this video and please let me know your favorite fall/winter wardrobe essentials! 

Scarves- Rue 21 & a Christmas Gift
Pink Tights- Charming Charlie's 
 Gray Striped Tights- DSW
Brow Slip on Shoes- Target
Combat Boots- Ross
Tall Boots- Ross
Skull Knit Sweater- Charlotte Russe
Cross Knit Sweater- Ross
Oatmeal Knitted Chunky Sweater- Lucky Brand
Cream and Black Detail Chunky Sweater- Nordstrom's
Blue Flannel- Billabong (Men's)
Olive Green Flannel- IMKING (Men's)
Cream and Gold Long-sleeve Dress- Shoefly Boutique
Pink and Cream Striped Cardigan- Shoefly Boutique
Chunky Gray Speckled Cardigan- Rue 21
Olive Army Utility Jacket- Charlotte Russe
Jean Jacket- Forever 21
White Tuxedo Blazer- Forever 21
Burgundy Leather Jacket- Nordstrom's

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


This is a collective haul of a few things I have acquired over the last month. I've recently tried a few product lines I've not used before so I will show you the items as well as swatch them for you. I like seeing makeup before I buy it, so I hope you enjoy this video and are inspired for fall! Big thanks to Rouge Bunny Rouge for sending me the products from their line! 

MAC Cremesheen-
Peach Blossom
Creme Cup
Pure Zen

Nude Creme
Naturally Chic
Black Cherry

Baked Blush-

Brow Tint Pen Natural Taupe

Bronzing Glow Liquid
Bronzing Glow Powder in At Goldcombie Bay
Magnitude Mascara
Fine Spun Light Luminous Skin Wand
Trio Eyeshadow Keeper

Bohemian Waxwing
Umber firefinch
Abyssinian Catbird

XXX Lip Plump in Clover Royal Jelly

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DIY China Plate and Tea Cup Jewelry Display

Are you a little mad about jewelry? I know I am! Inspired by Pinterest I created this jewelry display using a teacup and china plates! There are many ways this can be customized and of corse you can display more then jewelry. Add this to your room/closet and display your favorite jewelry or fun nail polishes for a girly flare!

You'll need:

China Plates ($Depends on where you buy)
Tea Cup (optional, $Depends on where you buy)
Cotton ball or Tissue 
Rubbing Alcohol
Glass Candle Sticks (Dollar Tree $1)
 Super Glue (Home Depot $3)
I purchased my plates and cup from our local Goodwill store, bought the candle sticks from the Dollar Tree, and the glue from Home Depot.


1.) Wipe each surface that will be glued with a cotton ball of rubbing alcohol.
2.) Apply the glue to the candle stick starting with the base that will sit on the bottom plate. (You can use either the top or bottom of the candle stick for the first tier, the second tier should have the candlestick holder upside down with the narrow side on the bottom to give more room on your plate.)
 3.) Place the candle stick in the middle of the bottom plate and slightly press down.
4.) If you mess up or if your glue bubbles out the side you can use a q-tip and rubbing alcohol to remove the glue.
5.) Apply glue to the top of the candle stick and add another plate making sure you eyeball where the plate should sit.
6.) Stack plates according to your liking.
7.) OPTIONAL- I added a tea cup at the top to hold my rings. Add this last by lining the bottom of your cup with glue and place on the place in the center.
8.) Allow to dry 24-48 hours before using.

I feel like I have a piece of Wonderland in my house! The next time the Mad Hatter asks me to a tea party I'll have my jewelry ready! My display seems magical and adds such a pretty feel to my room. Now I can have all the pieces I tend to wear most often right on my vanity. You can see I made a second one out of blue plates, thats for my mom. Hope you've enjoyed this DIY! If you make one yourself, post a picture on my Facebook page or tag me in a picture on Instagram so I can see it!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

How to Tease Long Hair

This is a video showing you how I tease my hair. I like a little bit of volume through my crown so my hair doesn't look too flat. Now, this will differ for each person depending on how much volume you want, the more volume the more teasing. My hair is long, so I like to use the bigger soft brush to tease my length of hair, if you have shorter hair I recommend using one of the other brushes I show in this tutorial. If you hair is slippery and tends to fall out when you tease it, try some of the products I also shown in the tutorial. Follow along and see how to get my cute hairstyle! Hope you enjoy!

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