Makeup Tutorial: Pinterest Request

I fell in love with this gorgeous lady and her makeup so deeply that I had to do a tutorial.
This has definitely been one of those looks that you do once and it gets you in a rut where you can’t bring yourself to do any other look.
It’s just the right amount of definition to look very soft but still show off your eyes.
I hope you love it!

Filmed by an INCREDIBLY talented guy, Justin Stevens.

What I used:
Too Faced Bronzer Milk Chocolate
Dalton Dual Sided Brush – sold out:(
Loreal Gel Liner in Blackest Black
MAC Brun Eye Shadow
Real Techniques crease brush
Milani Brow & Highlight in Vanilla
Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara
Esqido Lashes in BFF
Revlon Pinched Creme Blush
IIID Foundation Highlighter in Light (it’s in a sample pot because with the new generation of IIID they will be able to be sold separately and this is just a sample container from my manufacturer:)
Using the Sephora Foundation Brush
NYX Liner in Taupe
Dior Lip Glow
Dior De Rose

Nail Polish Color: Sally Hansen Peachy Breeze


Friday Favorites



I just barely got home from a visit to Waffle Love. Which is a waffle truck. And…I loved that cookie butter & strawberry covered morsel of heaven so much that I don’t even think I regret licking the plate. It makes me really sad for those of you who don’t live in Utah but with waffles that amazing…I’m sure they’ll be spreading there soon (wherever there is:). For my St. George ladies, good news they live here now! (Follow them on instagram to find out where they’ll be parking next! @waffluvstg)

We MOVED IN TO OUR NEW HOUSE LAST NIGHT! I’m so so so excited. Now I can’t stop looking at furniture. Nesting perhaps? Welp, at any rate…I’m in LOVE with this bed.

An amazing makeup artist named Vivian (proof of her incredible talent) introduced me to a ground breaking lip mask that works on even the most chapped lips. You must try it. HERE (Bite Agava Lip Mask)


I’ll do it, really, it’s my speciality:)

I know these lashes (Miss Dolly) are expensive but they last forever and they are the perfect balance for days when you want just a “girl next door” amount of lash.

Have you ever done “The Cube” Game? It’s really fun and it’s a great icebreaker with people you want to get to know better. (if you do it, I’d love to hear your results!)

How beautiful is this headband??

The world’s most amazing photographer Jessica Janae is having a seminar on the business of photography that I think is going to be fantastic for any photographers who are wanting to grow. Here are the details.

Also Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Starts today!!! YAY! One of the best sales of the year! Be sure to check it out, let me know if you find anything amazing, I’ll do the same! Here’s what I found:)

Have a great weekend!!!!

PS I was featured on The Small Things Blog today! She is doing a REALLY fun series where she chats with other beauty bloggers to find out their favorite tricks and products. Plus she always has great advice of her own!


Eyeshadow School: The Wash

When I said I was going to start with the basics I was SO not kidding!
I know this technique might be a no brainer but I want to draw attention to the fact that no brainer eyeshadow can be just as gorgeous as any other more complicated type. So I’m starting with the very easiest and working toward the hardest….
Easiest of all – The Wash.

Blend the primer everywhere you plan to put the eyeshadow which in this case is from your lash line all the up to your brows. Picture a parenthesis from the end of your brows to the corner of your eyes and fill in there.  Like this:

MAC Soft Ochre
Fluffy Brush
Light Shadow: Ring Leader from the Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette

To make it EVEN easier you could just use the paint pot and totally skip the shadow. I chose to layer on the shadow to give it a little shimmery something in this case.

Why I love it: It is just so simple and clean. To me it screams fresh and youthful.
Pair it with: Love this paired with a heavier lip or heavier eyeliner or with big lashes.
Who looks fabulous in it: If you have deep set eyes you cannot go wrong with this simple shadow.

P.S. I posted a video of the High Volume Crimping technique I used a while back on youtube if you wanna check that out!


Eyeshadow School: The Supplies.

First things first.
You gotta have your supplies:


Primer. This is a step I’m often tempted to skip but I regret it when I do. Not only does it give you a smooth clean base to work from it also makes your shadow go on better and last longer.

There are MANY options here so I’m breaking down my favorites based on your needs –

Urban Decay Primer Potion: If you are one of those people who struggles with eyeshdaow creasing constantly, if your eye makeup runs or if you have oily skin this one is a great choice for you! When I really want my shadow to stay and stay I go for this baby. Plus it makes your shadow go on very vibrant.

MAC Ochre Paint Pot: This is a fabulous option for those who have naturally dark or “see-thru” eyelids who want a little more coverage to get a good canvas and get a true color from shadows. It’s also my go-to when I’m doing a smokey or a highly blended look.

{ELF PRIMER} or {Make Your Own}
This stuff is GREAT! It really adds to the life of your shadow, and the price is unbeatable!

Brushes. There are SO many brushes and the further you go into your eye shadow love the more and more you can get in your collection (as some of you very well know! ha) but if we are talking essentials here there’s really only two you NEED. (I’m so bummed that the one I photographed here decided to sell out right before this posted! so I have added two very good alternatives!)

Crease Brush:  This is a MUST have brush. It’s the perfect size to give you control over exactly where your shadow goes without being so small that it takes all day to get it on there!
Fluffy Brush: This will be great for highlighting and blending.

Shadow.  So so so many choices! We could talk about shadow choices all day long (and we will based on eye color, skin tone and all that fun stuff) but Eyeshadow School is going to start with technique so picking the “perfect” colors are on the back burner for now. Just one of each shade will do! (most of you already have three shades that will work great)

Photographed options: Smut – Soft Brown – Nylon

So get these in your loaded up in your backpack (Navy Blue Jan Sport – only one shoulder -if you’re cool:) and you’ll be set for class!
Thanks again for all your questions and suggestions for this series, they help me so much!
Love you all!