VSCO: Adding Mood to Photos Through Filter

Editing photos is a major part of content creation. Of course, the foundation for a perfect Instagram post is a great photo. Cropping effectively, fine-tuning color, and playing with lighting can take a great photo to an amazing photo! I use VSCO (free iOS app) to filter photos taken on both my DSLR and iPhone cameras.

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Milk Makeup: First Impressions

I ordered some new Milk Makeup products during the 2018 Friends & Family Sale last week. They just arrived and I am so excited to share my first impressions on both the brand and the products! I picked up a mix of skincare and makeup products, so I think I’m getting a pretty well-rounded idea of how I like the brand.

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No-Foundation Glowing Skin Routine

Now that it’s summer and things are starting to heat up, I haven’t been comfortable in heavy makeup. It’s nice to give the skin a breath of fresh air every once in a while. On days where I want to let my skin chill but still look presentable, I use these products for an effortless glow.
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Temporary Rose Gold Hair using Kristin Ess at Target

Rose gold has had a moment in the world of beauty. It’s a universally flattering color that makes my heart flutter! A while back, I used a pink semi-permanent dye from L’Oreal’s Colorista line to give my lightened brown tresses a wash of rose gold. I loved the results! Kristin Ess is a celebrity hair stylist who is everything I hope to be– she is Lauren Conrad’s stylist if that says anything. Her affordable hair line is available at Target and I am a DIE HARD fan. You can read my thoughts on her Shampoo & Conditioner here. Fast forward to her latest release (which has been so difficult to track down due to its selling out). The Rose Gold Temporary Tint is a spray applied to hair in the shower for a wash of pink that lasts the weekend.

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Milk Makeup’s Friends & Family Sale 2018: What I Ordered

Milk Makeup is by far the coolest makeup brand out there. All of their products are meticulously curated to give the most minimalistic and editorial vibe. Their packaging is right in line with the product collection, as well! I have never tried anything from the brand, mostly because of the higher price point and unfamiliarity with the product performance, but I have always been so drawn to its aesthetic. I would describe it as Glossier, but punchy. That being said, their Friends and Family sale began yesterday (6/11) and is currently over. With the offer of 25% off purchases $35 or more PLUS free shipping, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to dig into the brand’s beauty portfolio. As an added bonus, I got some gifts with purchase that have me super excited! Continue reading “Milk Makeup’s Friends & Family Sale 2018: What I Ordered”

Makeup Inspiration: Purples and Pinks

I love wearing soft colors on my eyes. I think they make a really bold statement without being loud, difficult to create, or annoying to wear! Recently, pinks and purples have been taking residence on my eyelids. I have so many pretty pastel palettes that look great all over the lids for a  simple wash of color, but my favorite has to be the Nars Narsissist Danger Control eyeshadow palette. These are really cool pastel holographic shadows, some being amazing duochromes and some having galaxy-inspired glitter glows. Here’s a look I created using some of the shadows in the palette along with some others!

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