Monthly Archives: August 2016

Fall Makeup Trends

Aug 30 2016


I had the pleasure of beautifying one of my best-little-mama-friends, Kate from Dress Your Guests and today we’re bringing a fresh fall look!  Because we’re still in that transition stage (I mean, it’s 90 degrees – yikes) I decided to go with a plum-wine lip.  This is a beautiful shade to hop between seasons – summer to fall and winter to spring.  The color that I used is by MAC in shade Rebel.


Before and After 


Start with Eyes First

I’m loving the outcome of this eye.  I used a shimmery nude/ gold and paired that with an antique brown.  I love doing a semi-smokey eye where you only ‘smoke out’ the outer corner.  I feel like it’s easier to wear from day to night, takes less time and it doesn’t scare the hubby’s as much!

I used three shadow colors to achieve Kate’s eye:

All That Glitters by MAC  (all over color)

Antiqued by MAC (outer corner)

Embark by MAC  (outer corner)

The trick to get this vibrant color is to use a primer.  I’ve tried every primer out there and still come back to MAC Paint Pot in color Painterly.  A primer will extend the life of your eye makeup, prevent smudging and that awful black eyeliner or mascara line that sometimes leaves that mark on your eyelid.  Also, a primer will allow you to use less shadow!  I love color Painterly, because it’s a good skin-tone color that looks great with all shadow colors.


Eyeshadow Progress


After I applied the primer and 3 shadow colors, I then applied a thin line of black eyeliner.  To achieve a straight, thin line, I used MAC Angled Brush #266 and MAC Fluidline in color Backtrack.  Once I applied the liner, I used a small lash line by Ardell, style #110.  Coat with mascara and voila! 


Next up, I applied foundation, powder, blush, highlighter and lipstick.

Kate’s wearing Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet in color #35 – I adore this foundation!  It’s a heavier foundation, so just use a Beauty Blender to make it a little more transparent.  Use any powder to set, on Kate today, I used a Translucent Powder by NARS.  I finished her beautiful cheeks off with Orgasm by NARS and Champagne Pop by BECCA for that extra glow!


Look at that cheek glow! 


Next up… apply this killer lip color, MAC in shade Rebel.  A great transition color and looks beautiful on all skin tones!  Thanks for following along, ladies! 🙂



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Fall Style

Aug 28 2016

Hey ladies!

Here’s how I’ll be keeping my fall style light and airy!




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ASOS Maternity

Aug 23 2016

I’ve always been a fan of ASOS – love their clothes, the quality and the prices!

ASOS Maternity line is just perfect for the expecting mama.  A lot of these pieces can also be worn with or without the bump.

Here’s two of their dresses that I’ve fallen in love with (links below).

Happy Tuesday!


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Maternity Style

Aug 21 2016

Happy Sunday, I hope y’all are having a wonderful weekend!  John and I had two date nights this weekend which is rare.  On Friday evening we saw, “Bad Moms” and last night we celebrated one of my besties birthday’s at Blue in uptown.  Fun times away from our little man, but so ready to spend family time together this week at Amelia Island.

After seeing Bad Mom’s I decided to step up my game, y’all.  Not even kidding, but yesterday morning I was up and ready for breakfast (dressed, makeup and all) by 7:45am.  Of course I didn’t shower though… 😉 We were at Birkdale by 8:15am.

I’m wearing an Anthropologie Violetta Dress (size M) that’s perfect for this growing 20+ week belly.  This will definitely be a staple in my wardrobe through the fall.  I’m obsessed with this Anthropologie denim jacket – flattering fit without making you look too boxy.

I recently just purchased these Hinge Booties from Nordstrom for the wide-growing feet (thank you pregnancy).  Super comfy and the little tiny heel gives my short frame a lift.

Also, with these little monogramed shirts that I always have Henry in since he was the age of one.  I buy solid polos for $6 from Old Navy and then have them monogrammed.  Super cute and inexpensive.

Hope y’all have a wonderful week!  I apologize in advance for my insta-overlaod coming up here.


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