Cold + Rainy

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cardigan: Nordstrom (old, similar) | T-Shirt: Halogen | Scarf: Tildon | Pants: J.Crew | Boots: Hunter | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Earrings: Kate Spade

Today I'm sharing a rainy day look that I wore yesterday.  It was in the mid forties and drizzling off and on all day.  Unfortunately, I think the weather is supposed to be like this all week!

I haven't worn my Hunter's in a while so I was excited to bring them out.  Does anyone have tips on how to properly clean rain boots?  I'm starting to notice these white powdery marks and I don't know how to remove them.

Hope you're having a great day!


Dreaming In Blush

Friday, February 20, 2015

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I have really been feeling this beautiful blush color lately.  It is soft, feminine, and very chic.  I ordered this dress (currently on sale!) and was pleasantly surprised when it came in.  It is a pretty shade of vintage pink and has gorgeous crochet details.  I can't wait to wear it once the weather warms up.

I have rounded up a couple of blush items that caught my eye while doing a little online shopping.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Black and White

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Top: Nordstrom (old, similar) | Jeans: Paige Denim (also loving these) | Boots: Stuart Weitzman (old, similar, similar) | Handbag: Clare V | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Watch: Michele | Ring: Henri Bendel (old, similar)

Today's look is one of my favorites.  Black and white is a classic combo and I always love a pop of leopard!  These OTK books have been on repeat lately.  I'm trying to get as much wear out of them while we still have cooler temps.

Hope you all are having a great week!


Valentine's Day Makeup

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Primer: Benefit The POREfessional | Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear | Concealer: Cle de Peau | Bronzer: Too Faced | Highlighter: YSL | Blush: Bobbi Brown in Sand Pink | Eye Shadow: Lorac Pro Palette | Mascara Primer: Dior | Mascara: Dior | Shadow Primer: Nars | Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills (Medium Brown) | Liquid Eye Liner: Kat Von D | Lower Water Line Liner: Nars (Rue Bonaparte) | Lip Liner: Whirl by MAC | Lipstick: Bobbi Brown in Pink Mauve | Makeup Brush: Urban Decay
I wore this makeup look to dinner last night and I thought I would share the details with you.  I had a little extra time to do my makeup yesterday because the little one was napping (napping is very rare around here these days).

I always start my makeup routine by priming my face with Benefit's The POREfessional.  I have oily skin and I feel like this really keeps my face looking matte all day.  I then apply my favorite foundation using the Beauty Blender.  I have been wearing Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation for a while because it seems to be the only foundation that will cover my melasma and acne scars.  I don't wear this everyday because it is full coverage.  If you're going for a more natural look I highly recommend Makeup Forever's HD foundation or a BB/CC cream (love this one).  After my foundation, I apply my concealer, highlighter, bronzer to contour, and blush.  For my eyes I used Lorac's Pro Palette.  First, I prime my lids using the Nars shadow primer.  Then I apply the color Lt. Bronze all over my lid and Taupe on to my crease and lower lash line.  Pretty simple, hu?  Next I apply liquid liner to my upper lash line and I use a nude pencil for my lower water line.  I feel like this really opens up my eye.  I then apply my mascara.  I've been loving Dior's lash primer and It Lash mascara (Maybelline's Lash Sensational is a great dupe for this).  Lastly, I color in my brows, line my lips, and apply a pretty shade of mauve lipstick to complete my look.

I think this would be a great look for Valentine's Day.  It's soft and sweet, and a universal and flattering look on everyone.  The best part is you can change your lip color to your liking.  I think a bold red lip would look flirty and hott!


Valentine's Day Nails

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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I posted a photo of my Valentine's Day nails on Instagram yesterday and thought I would share the products I used.  I'm typically not in to nail art but I thought the little white heart I added to my ring finger was simple and sweet.

Hope you have a great day.  Thank you so much for following.