Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bridal Hair And Make Up For Kelly



 Hello again! I'm sorry that my posts have been a bit sparse but we have been traveling so much this past month and it's been difficult to get quality outfit snapshots. Two weekends ago, the Hubs and I attended a gorgeous wedding in San Antonio for our good friends Kelly and Cody. It was extra special because Kelly actually commissioned me to do her hair and make up for her big day! I wanted to share with you all the bridal look I created and the products I used so you could try it yourself. 



  








Make Up Products Used:

Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hour Perfecting Primer HERE
Make Up Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in "N160" HERE
MAC Prep And Prime Highlighter in "Radiant Rose" (to highlight under the eyes) HERE
MAC Prep And Prime Highlighter in "Light Boost" (to highlight the face) HERE
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in "NW20" (undereye concealer) HERE
MAC Pro Shaping Powder in "Emphasize" (to set undereye concealer) HERE
Mehron Celebre Pro-HD Pressed Powder in "Medium 1" (to set the face) HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Pallet (to bronze) HERE
Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in "Boysenberry" HERE
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in "Soft Ocher" (to prime eyelids) HERE
MAC Eyeshadow in "Sketch" HERE
MAC Eyeshadow in "Embark" HERE
MAC Eyeshadow in "All That Glitters" HERE
MAC Eyeshadow in "Shroom" HERE
MAC Eyeshadow in "Cranberry HERE
MAC Eyeshadow in "Swiss Chocolate" HERE
MAC Eyeshadow in "Soft Brown" HERE
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in "Blackest Black" HERE
Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Mascara in "Blackest Black" HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in "Ash Blonde" HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel HERE
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray HERE
Ardell Lashes in "110 Demi" HERE
NYX Retractable Lip Liner in "Nude Pink" HERE
MAC Lipstick in "Creme De Nude" HERE
Buxom Lip Full-On Lip Cream in "White Russian" HERE



Tools Used:

Beauty Blender (concealer) HERE
Sigma F84 Brush (foundation) HERE
Sigma F35 Brush (setting undereye) HERE
Sigma F40 Brush (blush) HERE
Sigma F05 Brush (contour) HERE
Sigma E15 Brush HERE
Sigma E20 Brush HERE
Sigma E30 Brush HERE
Sigma E35 Brush HERE
Sigma E55 Brush HERE
Real Techniques Powder Brush HERE


Hair Products Used:

Bellami Ciao Bella Curling Wand, 32mm attachment c/o HERE
Fave4hair hairspray "Style Stay" c/o HERE




XOXO




Monday, June 23, 2014

Easy Light Lemonade Margarita



Hello again lovelies! I wanted to share with you a super easy cocktail recipe that I came up with the other night. The Hubs wanted to go out for happy hour, but I was on a mission to save a little money, so I checked the fridge for mixers and had an idea. I saw some Minute Maid Light Lemonade in there and thought "huh, a margarita has sweetened lime juice, why not just use lemon?" Mixing in the fresh lime helps cut the sweetness a bit, but using the light lemonade keeps it low in calories. I hope you enjoy this figure friendly cocktail!

Easy Light Lemonade Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of tequila
  • 1 oz of triple sec 
  • 3/4 cup of Minute Maid Light Lemonade
  • the juice of 1/2 lime
  • a lime wedge for garnish
  • salt to rim the glass if desired


Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, serve, and enjoy!








XOXO



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

One Kings Lane Reflect Your Style


Hello again lovelies! I have an exciting design post for you all today in collaboration with One Kings Lane, one of the top home decor sites out there, to contribute to their Reflect Your Style Campaign. The challenge was to choose one of their beautiful mirrors and design my dream vanity around it. Their products are just to die for, so you know I could not resist! They have so many options for all different styles, so it was difficult to pick just a few items but I thought I would go for something timeless and elegant. I am beyond confident that you could design your dream vanity with One Kings Lane no matter what your style may be. I hope you enjoy my picks and it inspires you to shop around and treat yourself to a glamorous primping space.



One Kings Lane Vanity




I chose to base my vanity around their beautiful Pinesdale mirror. I loved the vintage, French feel it had and I wanted to continue that vibe throughout the other components of my dream space.

You can also check out the other mirrors they have HERE because they are all so darling!




The next item I chose was this beautiful Gillian Table Lamp. I would love to have one on each side of the mirror to provide plenty of light for getting my hair and makeup perfect. I love the mix of hard and soft, textures I also like to mix in my clothing, so I thought it reflected my style perfectly.





I don't think there is any natural material more beautiful then marble, so my next two picks were no brainers. Tissues are a must for so many different things on my vanity and I think they look so much more glamorous in this lovely marble box. The tray is perfect for displaying makeup products I use everyday, or more high end products that have eye catching packaging. I love displaying my products in the open rather then hiding them away in drawers, so this tray would allow me to do that.





A waste basket is a must in a vanity space and this went with my French theme too perfectly to pass up. My trash never looked so good!




Finally, what vanity is complete without the perfect chair? I currently am using an old kitchen chair and I have been lusting over this one to replace it for ages! I love the tufts and the soft natural fabric. It brings such an elegance to the vanity space and makes me feel like a princess! Could you ask for anything more? I think not.






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A huge thank you to One Kings Lane for giving me the opportunity to create my dream virtual vanity! Please feel free to browse their Home Decor Handbook for fun inspiration photos and helpful styling tips.

If you are not yet a member at One Kings Lane, you can sign up HERE to fulfill all your home decor needs!

XOXO


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Triple Stripes



Hey guys! Today I wanted to share with you all another fun striped dress my sweet mother in law gave to me that I am totally in love with. I know I have said this many times, but I love pieces I can dress up or keep casual and this is one of those pieces. I can wear it with sandals for a daytime look, throw on a blazer or a button down underneath and wear it to work, or pair it with heels and a statement necklace for a night out. It is also too cute with wedges for a dressier daytime event, which is what I wore it for. I love the asymmetry of the stripes in the midsection because it creates such a flattering, slimming effect. I also love that the colors are perfect for summer, but would work for fall as well. I hope you enjoy this versatile look!











Dress: Anthropologie (on sale now) HERE
Shoes: Steve Madden (old) similar HERE
Hair: Bellami Ciao Bella Curling Wand c/o 25mm attachment HERE
Styling Products: Fave4hair Workable Wear c/o HERE


XOXO




Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Zoe's First Birthday


Hello again lovelies! Today I wanted to share with you some pictures of my sweet niece Zoe's first birthday party. My mother and sister in law went all out with the beautiful decorations. Everything was pink and oh so adorable! There was even a delicious avocado bar, an idea I may have to use for a future party. Travis and I had the best time at the party and I hope you all enjoy this little glimpse into our sweet family! 





























XOXO