Beauty, Celebrity, Fashion

makeup monday // janelle monae

Hello! It’s been a while. For the last two months, I have been incredibly busy. I’ve missed you!  Over the weekend I finally watched the move Hidden Figures. I adored it.  You must see it. Briefly, it was about three brilliant African-American women at Nasa during the 60’s who served as the true brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glen into orbit. One of the brilliant minds was played by Janelle Monae.

Janelle Monae is An American Singer, Actress, Songwriter and Model. I absolutely love her beauty. She is so stunning. Love her classic features. She can pull off any pop of color with her beautiful skin tone.  In 2012, she gained the title of COVERGIRL.  She is my new beauty crush! Here is a glimpse of some of Janelle Monae’s editorial shots…

 

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Beauty, Graphics, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // social lashes

Social Lashes. My first project I wrapped up for 2017.  I was lucky to partner with a lash boutique – Social Lashes.  The need was for a modern graphic look book that showcases the 5 lash styles – Socialite, Bold, Fearless, Daring and Sassy.  I loved working on this project – Beauty and Graphics – two of my favorite things.  The result was an all black and white look book that showcased a mix of typography both with a fashion feel and bold handwritten statements and also mixed with casual beauty editorial photography.  Here is a glimpse…

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makeup monday // refined romance

Lorac Refined Romance

Hello and happy makeup monday! I’ve missed you. I went to the Nordstrom sale a few weeks ago and came across Lorac’s Refined Romance Eye/Cheek Palette. I love it and am so obsessed with it. I’ve been using it everyday since I got it! My favorite out of the whole palette is the Gold Shimmer eye shadow {i know surprise, surprise}.  The gold shimmer is so  perfect for that summer bronze glow.  I also love the shimmer highlighters – I use it for my upper cheeks and nose to give that subtle highlight. It’s the best and color palette is truly romantic. The best part is that this palette is retails for $18. That is amazing for a palette. GO GET IT NOW!  Here is a glimpse of the colors….

Lorac Refined Romance

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makeup monday // Becca X Jaclyn Hill

Becca x Jaclyn HillOn June 16th Beauty enthusiasts will be so happy to get their hands on the new Becca x Jaclyn Hill palette. A limited-edition, iconic face palette, featuring five shades of highlighter and blush—in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill, creator of the original Champagne Pop. Champagne pop is major.  Champagne Pop is a limited edition shade of BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector, which is a cult favorite product among beauty fans.

Becca x Jaclyn Hill

It’s really true – I’ve tried Champagne Pop and I ABSOLUTELY Love it. A month ago, I got a beauty alert about this special palette. I ordered it immediately and I’m glad I did because it sold out. I’ve been using the palette for a couple of weeks and I love the shimmer and love the colors. I was so eager to use it that I swiped my brushes across the colors before taking photographs.  This palette gives you all the glow you could want—all in one place.  Here is a glimpse….

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makeup monday // ColourPop

ColourPop

Makeup Monday has been MIA. My blog needs some attention and love.  Busy, Busy, Busy! My latest obsessions are the eyeshadows from ColourPop.  I love ColourPop. I’ve been hearing about the brand for a while, but have been hesitant because it’s an online purchase. I always like to see the packaging and try out the colors in person. I chanced it because I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews. I went ahead and ordered a few matte lipsticks and about 10 shadows and blush. When the package came, I was so excited. The packaging is super cute and good quality. They even had a personal note – love that little touch. The best part is that their products are so inexpensive.  We are talking $5 for shadows and $ 8 for blush. And you know, I’m a MAC girl and I swear by MAC quality, but ColourPop is definitely one of my new favorites.

ColourPop

Look how cute the packaging is.  What I love is the snake skin texture of the shadows. I really love the eyeshadows and blush. Amazing pigment!  Not super impressed with the matte lipsticks. Way too matte and makes your lips super dry. Don’t love that. Go for the eyeshadows!

Colourpop

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Beauty, Celebrity, Fashion

makeup monday // golden globes

Golden Globes Makeup{Lily James}

Happy Makeup Monday. The Golden Globes always kicks off the beginning of awards season. I love this time of year. I love seeing all the elegant looks for both makeup and fashion. The Red carpet – it’s like girl sports. This year the beauty style for the 2016 Golden globes was especially impressive. I loved the effortless yet intricate updos and clean soft makeup. Loved it all – many, many pinworthy beauty inspirations. Here is a glimpse…

Zendaya

Golden Globes Makeup

Alicia Vikander

Golden Globes Makeup

Kirsten Dunst

Golden Globes Makeup

Jennifer Lopez

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Sophia Bush

Saoirse Ronan

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

There were many beautiful dresses. Many, Many gorgeous looks. I have to say my absolute favorite dress of the night was the dress by Lily James. She looked fierce and flawless. I’m obsessed. So old Hollywood with a modern twist.

Golden Globes Fashion

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makeup monday // shade + light

Kat Von D Shade and LightIt’s Monday! Happy makeup monday!  Today I want to talk about Kat Von D’s Shade and Light Palette. I’m obsessed with this palette. I’m usually a shimmer and sparkle girl when it comes to the eyes but I’m really drawn to this palette. It’s an all matte palette and quite versatile.  I love the neutrals and how this palette goes both cool and warm. Last week I went to this event and I really wanted a sultry, rock smokey eye and my eye shadow collection consisted of greys and blacks in all shimmer. Then I met the Kat Von D palette and I loved all the matte neutrals which helped me build and layer the perfect smokey eye! One thing to note about this palette is that it’s a little “dusty”.  The texture is quite soft and may get a little messy. The pigment is great though you just have to be gentle with your shade and light palette. Love and must have. Here is a glimpse of more of the Shade and Light palette…

Kat Von D Shade and Light

Kat Von D Shade and Light

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makeup monday // man bun

man bun

Hello and Happy makeup monday!  This is the day we talk beauty & hair. I always love to talk about my latest beauty discoveries and all the makeup and hair trends. Speaking of trends, Google’s 2015 Beauty Trends report “man bun” topped the search results for the year.  So 2015 is officially the year of the man bun. Here is a glimpse of man bun inspiration…

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{images via Pinterest}

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