July 24, 2014

Chic Picnic Essentials


chic picnic essentials
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hat// sunglasses// dress// bluetooth speaker// picnic basket// ring// bottle opener// sandals// acrylic wine glasses// blanket


With all of the gorgeous weather we have been having this summer I am craving a picnic at the park. Today, I put together some chic picnic essentials including acrylic glasses like these, the perfect picnic basket (I am loving this one and this one too), and this season's coolest sandals (loving this chic pair, this sparkly set, and this one that needs to be in my basket pronto). 

Have you picnic-ed lately? What are your picnic essentials?

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July 21, 2014

3 Steps to Your Perfect Brow

eyebrow tutorial, anastasia beverly hills, benefit gimme brow


One of my many flaws is that my eyebrows are very light and sparse. Perhaps it's the Native American heritage in my family, which I love for the sake of no arm hair for example, but for eyebrows...they need some work. If you are a person with big gorgeous dark eyebrows then consider yourself envied. For those of us with lighter eyebrows, this tutorial will get you to a good place in just 3 steps. 


eyebrow tutorial

Before we get started let's talk about grooming, whether by threading, waxing, or plucking, this is your base for a great set of brows. I only pluck mine and believe it or not I try really hard not to over-pluck them since they are already thin naturally. I get stray hairs outside of my natural arch that need to go and I am sure to pluck strays about every other day. Also, many people forget about trimming. Brush your eyebrows up with either your finger or a brow brush and trim the hairs that stick out beyond the others. These two tips will give you a clean starting point for each day and trust me, it really makes a difference. 

eyebrow tutorial, anastasia beverly hills, benefit gimme brow

Start by lining your brows with this Anastasia pencil, I begin at the bottom and trace along my natural brow line then in small strokes fill them in a little, steering clear of the innermost part of your brow.

eyebrow tutorial, anastasia beverly hills, benefit gimme brow

Then trace along the top in small strokes or in a clean line. You will use the other side of the pencil (the brush) to blend the line so that it looks natural. 

anastasia beverly hills review

Next, fill in your brows with this Anastasia brow powder. I used to just use a MAC eyeshadow for this purpose but let me tell you, there is some kind of magic in this powder. It made quite a big difference. 


eyebrow tutorial, anastasia beverly hills, benefit gimme brow

Start in the middle and blend outward. Then use the rest of the powder on your angled brush to fill in the inside part of your eyebrow. Blend with the brush. 


eyebrow tutorial, anastasia beverly hills, benefit gimme brow


Lastly, using the Benefit Gimme Brow, I set and define my brows. This mascara like gel gives fullness and a very polished look. Some can get away with just using this gel so if you don't need to really fill in your brows but just want some fullness and umpf then this is for you. 


eyebrow tutorial, anastasia beverly hills, benefit gimme brow

Such a big difference isn't it? I think back to when I did not fill in my eyebrows and wonder if people thought I had them bleached or if I was a very sick girl haha. You CAN work with what God gave you and I hope these tips help you achieve your perfect brow. Let me know if you have any questions! 




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July 18, 2014

25 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pieces NOT TO MISS!


25 nordstrom anniversary sale picks not to miss
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Let us all push pause on summer and take note of a Fall fashion preview event. The best sale of the year aka the Nordstrom Anniverary Sale is now open to all. I have picked out the top 25 pieces that you need to check out immediately before they are gone. The level of savings is out of control.  I scooped up this bracelet because it's killer, this STUNNING necklace which I cannot wait to wear this Fall, along with this timeless top. Now is the time to think about what you will need for the pre-Fall to Fall season and scoop a few things up while they are on sale. Prices shoot up soon so don't wait. 

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July 17, 2014

SALE ALERT: REBECCA MINKOFF BAGS 47%-73% OFF!


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I recently purchased my Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag at Saks Off Fifth which just opened a  HUGE store by my office. I know. Dangerous. But it was $90 off and I had been eyeing it for a long time. I thought I would share my favorite Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bags that are on a big sale right now. That's right, every single one of these 12 bags are on sale between 47%-73% off, incredible! I am really loving this and this one the most. Get yours before it's gone, it's too good of a deal to pass up. 

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July 16, 2014

Silver Lining

cynthia rowley silver eyeliner review

When Birchbox sent me this Cynthia Rowley silver eyeliner I was excited to try it out though I instinctively thought I would have to wait for New Years or Halloween or some kind of rave (kidding). But then I swiped it on and just couldn't get enough. Photos cannot show you how pretty this silver is and guess what, it CAN be word any day by applying it as follows....

eyeliner tutorial

Start out with your regular makeup, sans mascara, I apply this last. Swipe a thin line of black eyeliner in any style you prefer. I am wearing this one here. 


cynthia rowley silver eyeliner review and tutorial

Apply the silver eyeliner on top of the black eyeliner {see top photo for application demonstration}making sure not to cover up your black eyeliner, just line above it,  then apply your mascara!  

cynthia rowley silver eyeliner review

Done and such a fresh look. I also tried lining my bottom lid only with the silver eyeliner with black liner on the top lid and it looked really cool! Did I mention that it stays put all day long? It's one of the most amazing liners I have ever used. It comes in other colors as well black, charcoal, violet, and sky blue and at $16 it's a competitive price for the high end makeup- MAC eyeliner is actually more expensive if you can believe it. I'm sold.

What do you think, would you try this? Do you think it is too trendy or just plain fun?!

July 14, 2014

Pony

casual summer outfit idea, pony tail, rebecca minkoff mini mab tote
casual summer outfit idea, pony tail, rebecca minkoff mini mab tote
karen walker sunglasses, rebecca minkoff mini mab
casual summer outfit idea, pony tail, rebecca minkoff mini mab tote
casual summer outfit idea, pony tail, rebecca minkoff mini mab tote, levis denim shorts
casual summer outfit idea, pony tail, rebecca minkoff mini mab tote, karen walker sunglasses, leopard sandals
top {similar here}| shorts {old but similar style here} bag heels | similar earringssunglasses

  lipstick in madere + lipgloss in turkish delight |  bb cream + SPF30 + primer in light |  powder | bronzer in chocolate soleil |  blush in Dollface |  gel eyeliner in black ink | silver eyeliner| mascara  |eyeshadow in brumes 

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. I celebrated my 6th wedding anniversary with Dave and we had such a nice weekend. We had a delicious brunch, spent the day at the beach, followed by fish tacos and more beach time to watch the sunset. Perfection.



July 11, 2014

Summer Fiesta


tropical vacation outfit ideas, fiesta style, mexico


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I have been waiting all week to show you these picks! I am so in looooove. I am planning a tropical vacation for this winter and I want everything, the embellished sandals are killing me. 

Hope you have a great summer weekend! I'm thinking poolside, frosty beer, and grilled corn on the cob.