My New Year's Eve 2017 Look

Happy NYE!  I can't believe another year has come and gone, and that at the stroke of midnight it will already be 2018.  It seems like 2017 just started!  We are actually staying in tonight, but I had picked up this GORGEOUS sequin romper earlier this month and just HAD to do a NYE look with it.  It's been over 3 months since I've done a blog post (so sorry), so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to both show my outfit AND put out a new post for my blog <3

I actually found this romper on Poshmark and it was about 5 sizes too large.  I put my new sewing machine to work and within just a few minutes was able to alter it enough to fit pretty well!

When I think of a New Year's Eve party I think full glam and glitz.  Anything sparkly and shiny, and this sequin romper totally fit the bill.  It is by the brand Monif C and it was available during the holidays 2016.  If you are interested in this particular romper then just keep your eyes open on any used clothing sites.  But, anything with some sparkle and shine will work just fine.

The makeup look was all about shiny, sparkly eyes and a bold red lip (one of my signature looks).

On the face:
Maybelline Master Prime Hydrate + Smooth Primer
Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer
Revlon ColorStay Foundation
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
MAC Fix +
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer in Tantric
Benefit Posietint Stain
Benefit Dandelion Blush
WNW Highlight in The Sweetest Bling

On the eyes:
Milani Shadow Primer
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
Loreal Infallible Paints Shadow in Brass Knuckles
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy
Make Up For Ever Setting Spray (on glitter shadow)
Maybelline Skinny Eyeliner (water line and tight line) 
Kat Von D Eyeliner in Trooper (wing)
Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara (lower lashes)
Essence Lash Princess Mascara (upper lashes)
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (upper lashes)
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder in #13 Ivory 

On the lips:
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick in Little Weapon

What I'm wearing:
Romper:  Monif C
Nails:  Essie I'm Addicted
Earrings:  Forever 21

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Here's to a WONDERFUL 2018!


New Hat Obsession!

Hey guys!  I posted a few pics of me in this hat yesterday on social media, and I have had so many questions about where I got it.  So, I thought I would share a few photos of it as well as the link to where you can get one of your own!

I loved that not only does this have the state outline on the front of the hat, but you can also have it monogrammed in the back.  Perfect!

I found the hat on Etsy from the store DesignsbyBurnaleeja
You can find the hat here.

Another thing that I loved about this hat is that the clasp has the Eiffel Tower on it.
(I love Paris)

The hat itself is really soft and has a "broken-in" feel to it.
There are so many color options available on the site, my hat is black and the embroidery is in white.

Love you guys, 


A Simple Smoky Eye And A Red Lip

Hey guys!  Today I filmed a video updating everyone on what it is I use to maintain my beige-blonde hair.  I know lots of you will be interested in the makeup I am wearing in the video, so I thought I would list everything for you here.

To see what I use on my hair to maintain my blonde, just click here.

On the eyes:
Milani E/S Primer
Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Palette
Maybelline Skinny Eyeliner (tightline and waterline)
KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Too Faced Sketch Marker
Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant (lower lashes)
Essence Lash Princess (upper lashes)
Too Faced Better Than Sex (upper lashes)
Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Taupe
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Blonde
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

**To see the eye tutorial just click here:

 On the face:
Smashbox Pore Minimizer Primer
Cane + Austin Primer
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Tarte Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Elf Contour Palette
Nars Taj Mahal Blush
Essence "Be My Highlight" 
Milani "Make It Last" Setting Spray

On the lips:
NYX Lip Liner in Red Tape
Maybelline Matte Ink Lip Color in Heroine

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!



Dark & Sparkly Smoky Eye Look

Hey guys!  Today I thought I would share one of my favorite makeup looks with you - a super dark, sparkly smoky eye.  Super easy to create, this look is super wearable but could easily be worn for a fancy occasion as well.

Using both high end and drugstore items, this is also a look that won't break the bank.  Here's what I used:

On the eyes:
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Eyeshadow Palette
Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow in Molten Midnight
Ardency Inn Modster Eyeliner (tightline and waterline)
Essence Lash Princess & Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascaras (upper lashes)
Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant (bottom lashes)
Anastasia Brow Definer
NYX Control Freak Brow Gel

(Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Palette, I wrote the names of the shadows on mine)

To create the look:
Buns - blown out in the crease
Chip - to deepen the crease
Soda Pop - on the lid
Abyss - lower lashline and outer "V"
Faint - tear duct and inner corner
Stila Molten Midnight on the center of the lid

On the face:
Cane + Austin Primer
Maybelline Better Skin Foundation
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
Coty Airspun Powder
Ben Nye Super White Powder (under the eyes)
Elf Aqua Beauty Duo in Bronzed Violet (blush and contour)
Wet n Wild Highlight in The Sweetest Bling
Flower Beauty Lip Gloss in Classic Nude
Milani Make It Last Setting Spray

I am in love with this look!  Let me know if you re-create it!  It's so glamorous and PERFECT for a night out.  



Mother's Day With My Mother | 2017

Hey guys!  I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your mom, cause I sure did with mine!  I drove in and spent the day with my sweet mama, and I thought I would share some of the photos of the day with you <3

Church with the family.  Last year on this very porch we posed with my beloved Grandmother.

Mother's Day 2016

We went out to eat at a local restaurant in my hometown.

And, as always, when you put me and my aunt Kathy together in a room there are ALWAYS tons of pictures to be taken!

My beautiful mom and aunt.

Kathy's pride and joy, her son Sawyer.

All us ladies had to take our turn having our photo made with David.

After we ate me and my mom went to the cemetery to spend some time with Granny.  It's comforting to know she spent her Mother's Day rejoicing in Heaven.

And since I had SO many people asking me about my outfit details, I thought I would include that information for you in this blogpost.  

What I'm wearing:
Dress:  Old Navy
Gladiator Sandals:  Ashley Stewart
Watch:  Kate Spade
Y Necklace:  Baublebar
Bangles:  Target
Nails:  Revlon Parfumerie in China Flower
Treasure your family.  It's your greatest gift.



Simple Smoky Eye MOTD

Hey guys!  It has been a minute since my last blog post, and it feels so good to be putting one out today!  I was so in love with the makeup look I created today that I really wanted to show it to you guys so that you could re-create it if you wanted to.  I was actually filming a favorites video for YouTube, and I will attach a link to that video when it gets uploaded so that you can see the look in action for yourself.

As of late I have just really been enjoying super dark, sexy, smoky eyes with a nude lip.  It's a makeup look I have worn since I first got into makeup, and it's one of my favorites still to this day.

What I'm wearing:
Kimono:  Forever 21
Tank:  Old Navy
Choker:  Bebe
Dangly Earrings:  Target

On the eyes:  
Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Dramatic Black
Morphe Copper Spice Eyeshadow Palette
Make Up For Ever Slarlit Powder in #13 (tear duct)
Maybelline Skinny Gel Eyeliner
It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant (bottom lashes only)
Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Chocolate
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

On the face:
Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Ben Nye Super White 
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Too Faced Love Flush Blush in I Will Always Love You
Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight
Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

On the lips:
NYX Slide On Pencil in Nude Suede Shoes
Nars Lipstick in Honolulu Honey
Marc Jacobs Gloss in Sugar Sugar
Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Let me know if you re-create this look!
Have a wonderful day!