MOTD | No Foundation Summer Makeup Routine

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LESS IS L E S S

This summer has been an eventful one filled with lots of travel, and a move across states from Phoenix to Northern California. Both of which have taken me to more humid climates than I ever had to deal with living in Arizona. Being in such major “go mode” for the last few months inspired me to find a go-to makeup look that doesn’t require much time, effort, and one that I don’t have to worry about sweating or smearing off when I’m out living my life and doing fun things. So, here we are.

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D E T A I L S
(in order of application)

BROWS
► Ardell Brow Pomade: Dark Brown

EYES
► Shape Tape Concealer + NYC Loose Face Powder (to prime and set eye lids before applying shadow)

► MorpheXJaclynHill Pallet: Silk Cream, M.F.E.O., and Butter (these shadows are practically almost the same exact color of my natural skin tone, so it just gives me a cleaner, more matte looking lid — nothing crazy)

► L’Oreal Original Voluminous Mascara: P S A — I’m currently in search of a new (preferably cruelty-free) mascara to replace this one as my default. L’Oreal recently fired a partner of theirs for speaking out against and condemning the dangers/lack of accountability within (and outside of) the white supremacist movement and I’m sorry but, that’s a huge “no” for me, dawg… and I will 100% not be supporting their brand any longer. To be very clear, L’Oreal has been problematic… and I know that I can’t fight every single battle all the time, but I have to draw the line at this point so please leave your recommendations below. I will be greatly appreciative! 

FACE
► Nyx Cosmetics Pore Filler (optional, obviously)
► Makeup Geek Cosmetics Contour: Bad Habit
► Nyx Powder Blushes: Rose Garden & Dusty Rose
► ABHXNicoleGuerriero Glow Kit: 143 & Glo Getter

LIPS
► ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix: Tootsi
► Nyx Creamy Lipstick: Thalia
► Nyx Butter Gloss: Angel Food Cake
► ABH Lip Gloss: Metallic Rose

MAKEUP MONDAY | Dinner Party Pink

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GLITTER: ALWAYS APPROPRIATE

Casual family dinner gathering? Yes. Even then…

Hubs and I were invited to a super chill get-together at his parent’s place last weekend for some taco salad and homemade ice cream. When I sat down to get ready I originally intended on doing something soft and simple (considering it was just a pot-luck style dinner with family) but, no. Sometimes when I say “simple makeup” I actually mean it and can accomplish that, but most of the time it’s just wishful thinking tbh. I have no excuses..


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DETAILS

E Y E S
– Tarte Shape Tape Concealer + NYC Loose Face Powder (to prime)
– Makeup Geek Shadows:
• Tuscan Sun
• Simply Marlena
• Razzleberry
• Curfew 
• Poppy
• Shimma Shimma 
– ColourPop Super Shock Shadow: Bubbly (+ glitter glue of your choice)
– Glitter Injections (custom mixed glitters)
– Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil: Milk

F A C E
– Nyx Total Control Drop Foundation
– Makeup Geek Contour: Infidelity
– Nyx Powder Blush: Dusty Rose, Rose Garden
– ABH Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit
– Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 

L I P S
– ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick: Zipper
– Maybelline Lipstick #905 Brazen Berry 

MOTD | Warm, Orange and Smokey feat. MorpheXJaclynHill Palette

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We are moving from Leo’s house to Virgo season now so I felt a red/orange sassy smokey-eye was extremely appropriate. How is everyone’s eclipse/new moon/retrograde going? Oh, you’re barely hanging on by the skin of your teeth and life just keeps on handing your ass to you? HAHA, same! 

I  H A V E  N E W S 

PSA: I talk in fluent sarcasm often and you should rarely take me too seriously but speaking very honestly, this season has definitely been w i l d. My earth mate and I decided collectively to move back to our hometown in Northern California after living in Phoenix for the last six years! Which is extremely exciting, but also equally exhausting. We bought a house that we love, and we paint this weekend. We didn’t take any time off of work for the move so, we ultimately moved and uprooted our lives across states in a weekend. Then we’ll be heading out of the country for vacation soon. Singapore, Tokyo, Barcelona, and India…. and yes, I am currently dying inside. Everything just feels a little… insane right now and it’s a lot, but I am feeling really psyched — for a lot of things. and everything will settle down again soon. WHOA though, right?!

A N Y W A Y 

The reason you’re here —

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E Y E S
– Tarte Shape Tape Concealer + Maybelline Master Fix Setting/Perfecting Loose Powder (to prime)
– Jaclyn Hill + Morphe Palette: Silk Cream, M.F.E.O., Butter, Jacz, Buns
– ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadow: Sequin
– Makeup Geek Cosmetics Single Shadows: Vanilla, Shimma Shimma 
– Melt Cosmetics Haze Eye Shadow
– Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner: Swanly
– Koko Lashes: Amore
– Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner

F A C E
– Essential Oils (to moisturize + prime): lavender oil, tea tree oil, and coconut oil mixed
– Nyx Cosmetics Pore Filler
– Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

– Maybelline Master Fix Setting/Perfecting Loose Powder (I don’t recommend this product — check out the white powder situation around my under eye area)
– Nyx Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation
– Makeup Geek Cosmetics Contour Powder: Infidelity
– Makeup Geek Blush: Covet
– Anastasia Beverly Hills/Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit: Day Dream, Kitty Kat

B R O W S 
– Ardell Brow Gel: Dark Brown
– ABH Brow Fix

L I P S
– Nyx Cosmetics Creamy Lipstick: Rea
– Nyx Cosmetics Butter Gloss: Angel Food Cake 

I hope y’all are growing through whatever it is this next chapter is making you prepared for!

New Melt Cosmetics HOTBOX Collection (w/Swatches)

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Melt Cosmetics just released their newest love child. It’s called the Hotbox Collection, and I truly wasn’t ready….

T H E  G O O D S

Included in the bundle you get:
– 4 eye liners
– 3 lip liners
– 2 lipsticks
– 1 eye shadow stack (with four metallic shadows)
– melt makeup pouch

OR if you don’t want the entire set, each item can be purchased individually. This collection retails on the Melt site for $200.00. If you bought everything separately including the pouch it would total $232.00 — if you don’t feel like reading this whole blog and just want to know whether or not I think it’s worth, it the answer is  y e s.

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S W A T C H  S W A T C H  S W A T C H

► H A Z E  S T A C K

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Listen. Nothing I say to try to describe how soft, blendable, sparkly, and insanely buttery these shadows are.. will ever come close to explaining how soft, blendable, sparkly, and insanely butter these shadows are, lol. Seriously. Don’t even press your fingers or brushes too hard in them — it’s not necessary, and a little bit of product goes a really long way. The swatches here were done without using a base or a primer and to say these shadows are intense is an understatement. Could you die??

► E Y E/L I P  L I N E R S + L I P S T I C K S

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I personally use most lip liners and eye liners interchangeably since my eyes aren’t really that sensitive to makeup, so for me, this collections allows for A LOT of different possibilities to mix and match. You can do eye liners with lipsticks, or lip liners with eye shadows, or vice versa. I’m a Libra — I like options. Three of the liners are metallic with the most perfect amount of glittery reflects, and the rest of them are matte. The formula is creamy and they all glide on super easy, and are b l e n d a b l e; even the ones that are chunkier because of the reflects. The Mary Jane lipstick is iridescent with the tiniest amounts of shimmer, and Cherried is just a deep vampy masterpiece. I’m actually pretty excited that Fall is around the corner because I already know both of these lip colors are about to be the total j a m.

F I N A L  T H O U G H T S

I’ve already done a couple of looks using this makeup and I am genuinely obsessed y’all.. Every single item in this collection appealed to me as Melt revealed a new product each day on their social media before launch. It’s the first makeup collection I’ve ever bought in its entirety and it’s been well worth it. A mostly vegan set with gorgeous colors, intense payoff, and long-lasting wear from an independent brand with two amazing and powerful women staying completely true to themselves at the helm? Sign me up please, thanks!

Lash of the Day | Venus by Koko Lashes

T R Y  N E W  T H I N G S

I finally decided to try out some new styles by my favorite falsie brand and I was truly not ready for how insanely fire these ones are in particular, even though I should have known tbh… Koko never disappoints. They’re called “Venus” and I’m in love…

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H E L L O,  L O V E R

I mean….

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Definitely check their website out if you’re in the market for some fresh falsies — 10/10 would recommend. Here are some of my favorite things about the brand:
► affordable. Most all lash styles are $7.99 or cheaper on ladymoss.com
► CRUELTY-FREE, HOLLER! all lashes are made from either human hair or synthetic fibers, depending on the style
► tons of styles to choose from
► easy and fast shipping, always

(wearing the Morphe/Jaclyn Hill palette on the eyes for this natural makeup, to anyone wondering!)

Simple Makeup: The Perfect Neutral, Every Day Look (Full Face)

This look has become my go-to this month. 
I’m always down with something calm and neutral. 
Something that you can wear a n y w h e r e.

The office, a date, to run errands, school, an interview etc.
I can’t really think of any scenario in which the makeup wouldn’t work. 
It’s super simple.
Very basic.
Very neutral.
Nothing crazy.
Yet still enough winged liner and highlight to let everyone know exactly what you’re capable of, haha. It’s just spot-on for whatever, really. And that’s one of my favorite mental portfolios of looks; “The Universal” one.

As always – adjust and tweak as you like, and to your needs. 
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Erin Condren Life Planner 2016: Hello, New Year.

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One of my favorite ways to start the day, is to find a surprise on my desk when I get to work at 6AM.
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Keep Calm and…Overcome This Anxiety: 7 Things That Improve My Chill

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I’ve never been super great at “intros” and such so I’m just going to jump right in and tell you guys that I’ve been dealing with some very sudden, and very intense anxiety lately. I may talk about it with light-hearted humor but that doesn’t mean that I find the subject particularly funny so, please keep that in mind.

I’m 27 now, and I have not had to deal with anxiety like this since I was in the very beginning of my teenage years.
It’s been pretty debilitating if I can speak completely openly (which I’ve decided to do today). To have to be a functioning adult during sporadic attacks of anxiety is quite the experience…
We’re almost to the end of day# 4 now and for the first time, things are finally starting to feel a little lighter.

I know that anxiety is a very real thing.
I know that it comes in many different forms.
I know that it has many different levels.
I know that everyone deals with it in a different way.

I’m not here today to tell anyone how to “deal” with it.
Or to tell you what will “fix” it, or make it go away forever. But I do want to share with you guys some of the things that I’ve been doing since last week to deal with the anxiety attacks that have been disrupting my life in the worst and oddest possible kind of ways. I felt like sharing because I truly feel these things have gotten me to the pretty “functional” point that I’ve been able to reach today, which is basically the following:

Not feeling so much like an alien, but a little more like myself.
Starting to see the light in the situation/event that put me in the anxious state I’m in.
Starting to really let go of some irrational thoughts/fears/worries.
(Positive thinking is kicking back in.)
Not feeling that lump in your throat every 30 minutes.
(You know? The one that warns you the tears are coming, and there isn’t sh*t you’ll be able to do about it. That one. AKA just not crying every 30 minutes.)
Talking more. Laughing more.
(If you’re not an introverted person, this one may not apply to you.)

. A  N  Y  W  A  Y .

Feel free to keep reading if any part of what I’m saying is in any way relevant to you.
I realize it may not be to everyone.

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Thursday Afternoon Humor, Kind of…

NOT AS BRAVE AS THESE SOLDIERS TUMBLR FTW

I’m almost little embarrassed to admit how hard I laughed at this, and for how long……ALMOST!

I don’t really give a crap what the subject matter is to be honest with you, but I really wish that the people who have been “doing this” lately can eventually see how silly, and kind of ridiculous (if I can be quite frank) they look.

Moral of the story: You don’t need to take away from something in order to prove the importance of something else. If you do, then your argument is nonsense, and had no solid ground to begin with. Bravery is a really relative term.

That is all.
Happy Thursday to everyone!