Makeover Video – Jarica

Jarica is my new neighbor! She has two little boys and one little girl, her whole family is adorable.
In the short time I’ve gotten to know her I’ve just fallen in love with how sweet and good hearted she is.
I did her makeup for her family photos so I did a really soft natural look.

After she went home I kept thinking how fun it would be to really glam her up so I called the next day to see if she wouldn’t mind coming back so I could do a much more made up look on her as well. I’ll post that one next week!
I think it’s fun to see a couple different looks on the same face…especially one with these bambi eyes.



My Vote on Marsala

I think it was last week (my days-nights-weeks are kind of running together…) that I heard about Pantone’s Color Of The Year for 2015.
Marsala – described as “A naturally robust and earthy wine red”
As I skimmed the interwebs it didn’t seem like everyone was on board with it.  I get that, I mean, it’s basically brownish red which I haven’t seen on the top of anyone’s favorite color lists lately BUT I was actually kind of thrilled about it.
Although last years color, Radiant Orchid, is probably prettier to look at as a leading lady, 2015’s choice makes a much better co-star.
Marsala is sooooo good at being makeup.
Anything with red undertones is going to make your eyes look AWESOME but this color has the added bonus of also being earthy/natural-ish at the same time.
Double threat.
So I gathered together some of the robust wine’s themselves and I can’t wait to start experimenting with them!



1. Topshop Lipstick in Inhibition
(I have really been loving all of Topshop’s lipsticks! They are nice and pigmented with great lastability.)

2. MAC Lipstick in Verve
(This lipstick is really gorgeous! It’s a little a little more on the brown side so if stuff tends to go warm on your skin, I’d skip it but if stuff goes true to color or cool this will look perfect!)

3. Essie Nail Polish in Berry Naughty

4. MAC Sketch Eyeshadow
(this will make your eyes electric whether you have green, blue or brown – or somewhere in-between)

5. Bobbi Brown Pot Blush in Milk Chocolate
(You can use this on your cheeks or lips and it’s the greatest texture!)

6. Stila Shadow in Metallic Merlot
(These are probably my favorite shimmery shadows in all the world.)

7. Clinique Black Honey Sheer Liptint
(for Marsala in it’s sheerest – most natural – dosage)

Are you on board with Pantone 2015? If no, what color would you have picked?

Happy Hump Day!


Holiday Makeup Tutorial!

When I posted THIS hair tutorial a few weeks ago I had a lot of requests for a tutorial for the makeup.
Cause it’s kind of perfect for the season.



(some of ya asked about this shirt so here’s a link to it!)

Christian is a huge fan of a red lip (although he’s pretty sure this is a purple lip) he said I looked really “fancy” and he was a little sad when I wiped it off before I went to bed:)

Nick is not as much of a fan, bold lips are not his jam.
I think sometimes when a guy sees a bright colored lip all they can think is that if they kiss you it’s gonna get on them. That and I think they usually tend to like their lady friends looking natural, like they just wake up that way…and no one I know wakes up with shiny red lips.
Still though…me and Christian love them.


Maybelline Nudes Palette
Ardell Demi Wispies
Jordana Lip Liner in Cabernet
Buxom Gloss in Red Poppy
Jem Blush

hope you wear it & love it!!!


Cozied up

What?! Two outfits in a row? Kind of unheard of around here.
I’ve just had these outfits for a little while waiting to be worn and I figured if I didn’t post them real soon all of the items would be gone and the whole thing would be a waste:) So please forgive me for doubling up on ya!

I fell in love with this vest but I felt like I needed to find a shirt with thin tight sleeves in order to make it flattering. I found this one at Nordstrom and I really love it, it’s super thin so it’s perfect for layering. Then I found this cute heels during Notdstrom’s Black Friday sale and I was so excited because I’ve been looking for some cute D’Orsay heels for a while now!
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Lipstick: MAC Relentlessly Red (blotted in so it looks softer)

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Photos by Ashley Flowers

Top – Nordstrom
Vest- BB Dakota
Jeans – American Eagle
Shoes  - L.A.M.B.  (On sale right now! YAY!)

Have a super fun weekend!