Thursday, October 30, 2014

My New 'Do










Sweater: c/o East & Lo | Jeans: c/o Henry & Belle | Boots: ShoeDazzle | Bag: JustFab (similar) | Scarf: Forever 21 | Necklaces: Nordstrom BP., Mariners Church Bookstore | Bracelet: Forever 21 | Lips: MAC "Diva"

This new haircut has me feelin' all sorts of sassiness! There's just something about a new haircut that makes you feel like you are the hottest person ever. I was inspired by Lauren Conrad to chop my locks off the other day after Kristin Ess debuted LC's new 'do on Instagram

I've also been obsessed with this new sweater that East & Lo sent me! No joke, I've worn it three or four times in the past week... *insert wide-eyed emoji here* It's SO cozy and comfy and I love that it's oversized in the body. They have a bunch of other cute & comfy clothes that are perfect for Fall--go check out their new arrivals!


Disclaimer: While I was compensated to write a post about East & Lo, as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support this blog.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Spiked Spiced Cider


Polka Dot Kate Spade Hiball Glass c/o Crystal Feather Boutique | Cheers Glass: Target | Paper Straws: Target, Urban Outfitters | Tray: Target (painted gold) | Striped Taper Candles: Marshalls (similar)

Ever since I turned 21 at the beginning of this year, I've loved experimenting with different drink recipes. This one is pretty simple, but so perfect for fall! It would be a great drink for a dinner party, or even just having a girlfriend over for drinks and girl talk while cozying up in comfy fall clothes. It could even be made hot or cold!

INGREDIENTS: 

3 oz. Spiced Rum (2 regular shots)
1 1/2 cups Spiced Cider

Since it's just the two ingredients, there isn't anything to do but pour them both in a glass!

I'm somewhat obsessed with these new gold polka dot Kate Spade hiball glasses from the Crystal Feather Boutique. As you all most likely know, I love anything gold. I can't wait to use these for more drink recipes!




Monday, October 27, 2014

How To: Fall Smokey Eye


A couple months ago, I attended an event at Blushington at Fashion Island where they showed me how to create this "inside out smokey eye" look that's really popular for fall and I absolutely loved it! It was so much darker than how I usually do my makeup, but it was kind of a nice change. I've always loved experimenting with different makeup looks, so I put my own twist on the fall smokey eye look they created on me.

WHAT I USED:

NYX "Velvet" Eyeshadow
Crown C476 Brush
MAC "Idol Eyes" Eyeshadow
Forever 21 Blending Eye Brush
MAC "Embark" Eyeshadow
MAC 266 Brush
Inglot 4SS Brush





Step 1: Use the flat end of the Crown brush to apply NYX "Velvet" on the outer corners of your eyes and in the crease. Blend enough so that it looks "natural."


Step 2: Use the Forever 21 blending brush to apply the MAC "Idol Eyes" on the inner corners of your eyes.


Step 3: Use the MAC 266 brush to make a wing with the MAC "Embark" shadow. I usually wet the brush first, and then dip it in the shadow (this minimizes the amount of fallout). Don't worry if it's not perfect--the next step will take care of that! I also applied a tad bit on my lower lash line.


Step 4: Use the smaller end of the Crown brush to blend, blend blend. This honestly took me quite a while to do, and I had to add some more of the dark brown to get the look I wanted. You can use as little or as much as you want. It just depends on how dramatic you want the look to be. Don't forget to blend the lower lash line as well!

Step 5: I also put a little more of the NYX "Velvet" over the brown and blended it all out with the Inglot 4SS brush. 

Step 6: I believe no eye look would be complete without eyeliner, so I once again wet the MAC 266 brush and used the MAC "Embark" as a liner.


Step 7: Apply your favorite mascara! My go-to right now is Maybelline's Rocket Volum' Express.


And you're finished! Share your fall smokey eye look with me on Instagram if you try this out!