Wednesday, July 30, 2014

peach & melon.

Casual Friday outfit on a Wednesday? Why not!

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What I'm wearing:
Sweater: gift
T-Shirt: American Apparel (old)
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (old)
Necklace: Plastique (link)

Yep, the floral oxfords I've had since 2010 are still kicking! (I will cry when they fall apart). 

I didn't really do casual friday at my old job most of the time, but I think I'm getting the hang of it with the new job! It just has to be "classy casual," and I think this falls into that category.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Tutorial

Since I've decided to get more into beauty and incorporate that into my blogging repertoire, Katie from Today I Want and I have decided to do a collaboration series! I'm really excited about this and hope you like it! Best of all, all the products used in this look are cruelty-free!

For our first look and tutorial we decided to each do a different look using the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.
The colors I used are highlighted below:
Before I applied any of the shadows, I primed my eyes with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and applied a bit of NYX Eye Base in White to make the colors pop.

And now each stage with photos!
All photos by Katie.
I applied "Nooner" all over the lid.
Then I applied "Darkside" along the entire lash line.
I then applied "Liar" on the lower part of the lid towards the outside to give it some depth.
Then I applied a bit of "Strange" on the brow bone and inner crease near the tear duct for some highlight.
For the final touch, I applied "Burnout" on the outer edges of the lid for a little bit of shimmer. 

To finish it up, I lined my bottom lashes with NYX Slim Eye Pencil in Brown and used E.L.F. 3-in-1 Mascara.
And here's a closeup of the final product:

This look is a little darker than what I usually do but it was a lot of fun to try something different. What do you think?
Don't forget to check out Katie's look using the same palette!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

sunday inspiration #14: plum.

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Today we're looking at some plum-hued things for inspiration.

4. Plums by Kimberly on Flickr

I used to not be a huge fan of purple but hues like this have found a special place in my heart.
Also, today I discovered that deep purple eyeshadow works pretty well for me, so I may have to purchase that NYX shadow.

Have a great week, and don't to see what's inspiring Katie at Today I Want!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

gold + flowers.

Holy cow, how did it get to be Thursday already?! This week is flying by & I've been slacking on the blog front. But finally, an outfit post!

This is what I wore last Saturday to dinner with friends and then to see Katie's band Technophobia play (it was an awesome show!).

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What I'm wearing:
Top: Forever 21 (old)
Dress: Old Navy
Boots: Spotted Moth (old)
Belt: Oasis
Bag: vintage
Necklace: Urban Outfitters (old)
Rings (l-r): school ring, gift, ModCloth

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Basics
Eyeliners: NYX Glitzy Gold, NARS Stylo
Mascara: E.L.F. Studio 3-in-1
Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst in "Unapologetic"

I had been wanting to do a look like this for a long time now, and I think it came out really well! I kind of wish I could get away with gold eyeliner on a near daily basis sometimes. 

Hope everyone's having a great week!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

sunday inspiration #13: cobalt blue.

Happy Sunday! How was your weekend? We had a really good weekend—got to see a lot of friends and get a lot of things done.

Today Katie & I have our eye on some cobalt blue tones.

1. Vintage Perfume Bottle via Etsy (sold out; shop link here)
2. Delphiniums via Perennial Resource
3. Celestial Makeup Bag ($28) via ModCloth
4. Cobalt Blue Druzy Necklace via Etsy (sold out; shop link here)
5. New Order Cover Design via Inventory Magazine (no exact link available)
6. Silk Ruffle Dress ($178) via Madewell

I've really been loving cobalt blue lately (see here & here). That makeup bag, necklace & dress especially—so pretty!

Don't forget to see what is inspiring Katie at Today I Want, and be sure to check our her new makeup vlogs!

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