I have a love-hate relationship with Spring. The colors, the greenery, and the molting of the winter air make me feel like a brand new person. One of my favorite palettes is a pastel dream — the Lorac I Love Brunch Pro Palette. I thought I’d try to create a look that’s a little more intricate using pastels, just in time for Easter. Continue reading “Easter Beauty Inspiration || Pastel Makeup Look”
If you followed my most recent post, you’ll know that I was visiting friends in Atlanta for the weekend. I’ve always lived within reasonable boundaries of the city, but really only visited the East Cobb, Buckhead, and Marietta areas, and the Masquerade for various reasons. With a little help from my friends, I ventured deeper into the city for a more authentic Atlanta experience. What did I discover? Plenty of great coffee, delicious food, and mural-wrapped buildings. Continue reading “Coffee, Graffiti Walls, and Crepes|| This Weekend in Atlanta”
I have a solid group of friends from college that I consider my best friends. If you have a friend group like this, you’ll know what I mean when I say that no one else stacks up to this collection of people. Rarely do I go out of my way to reunite with friends, but I’m so anxious (in the best way) about our upcoming trip to Atlanta. We’re quite spread out across the country so it’s a big deal to be able to meet in one place. Thinking about this trip to Atlanta made me think of that Outkast album ATLien and I decided to create a galaxy inspired makeup look. That, and there’s a song by one of my favorite bands that repeatedly asks, “What’s another night on Mars? With friends like ours anywhere is home” (Another Night On Mars, The Maine). This group of people is one that can make anywhere feel like home, even the barren and faraway surface of Mars.
If you’re looking for a fun, easy way to mix up your eye makeup game, try a cut-crease. Using one of my favorite palettes, I created a vibrant and ultra-glam eye look in under 10 minutes. To find out how to re-create the look using Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette, keep on scrollin’. Continue reading “Cut-crease Eyeshadow Look using Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism”
While makeup is awesome and skincare is addictive, beauty is not my life. It’s actually a very small part of how I spend my free time! As obsessed as you may be with Sephora or Ulta, I know you have a life outside of the makeup world. Without going so far as sharing social media diary entries about my personal life, I want to be authentic about what I post on my blog. I’ll still post plenty about makeup and beauty, but I want to start to share some other interests. I try to keep sight of life in its fullness, and that involves remaining at least an arm’s distance from superficialities. Without boring you (hopefully you’re still here…), here are some of my current favorites beyond the beauty bubble. Continue reading “Beyond Beauty || Current Favorite TV Shows, Books, Blogs, Food, and Others”
Very rarely do I find myself purchasing a non-neutral palette. Bright colors and experimental looks are not part of my everyday makeup arsenal. For me to splurge on a fun playtime eyeshadow palette, it has to meet certain criteria. The color selection has to be cohesive, the shadow quality has to be top-notch, and the packaging has to be both functional and visually appealing. Enter the Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne collab. I scored the Kaleidoscope Dreams eyeshadow palette and Beauty Beam highlighting palette for 50% off at my Sephora. After both watching Youtubers rave about the shadows and seeing beautiful swatches on all of my feeds, I decided that the collab lived up to my non-neutral palette standards.