Friday, May 23, 2014

a summer beauty look. what summer means to me.

happy friday, loves!

this week i participated in a blog series, what summer means to me, with a group of pretty cool girls.  of course when i think of summer, i think of all the usual things that it brings like vacations, sunblock, sand, watermelon, and sunshine, but the first thing that pops into my head is beauty!

i wanted to feature a pretty, summer look that's easy to pull off and looks good on just about any skin color.  during the summer, i like to keep my face pretty free of foundation because it can be heavy so all i typically use is tinted moisturizer with some bronzer. 

a glowy look is something i like to go for, so matte is a look i don't try to achieve in the summertime.  luckily i have pretty normal to dry skin, so i can pull this off without having to use a powder. as for the eyes, any color will do, but for this look here i did a brown/bronze look.  i used brown satin shadow topped with a champagne color, brown pot liner, white in the waterline, and black mascara.  lips are a medium pink color, which is not something i normally wear.  i would have typically worn a nude color with this, but i felt it needed a bit of added color and i liked this color pretty well.

all in all, this look can be worn in a ton of different ways by changing just a few things: a nude lip instead of pink, less eyeshadow and more of a naked eye with bold lips, or even a natural look with only mascara and gloss.

what did you think of this look? 


Products you would need to complete this look:
- first and foremost, always start out with spf - mine is in my serum and moisturizer
- tinted moisturizer
- light colored bronzer (for the whole face)
- regular bronzer (for contour or apples)
- shimmer powder for highlight
- bronze shadow
- champagne shadow
- espresso gel liner
- black mascara
- white liner (for waterline)
- pink lipstick
- pink lipliner
- gloss if you want

Saturday, May 17, 2014


i have had people ask me when i am going to start blogging again and i'm going to commit starting now.  i feel so much better mentally when i blog i have realized.

when i got my iphone back in the fall, blogging kind of took a backseat to instagram, and still does.  if i had as many blog posts as i do instagram ones, i'd be doing very well.  sadly, that's not the case but it should be.  i think with ig, it's just much easier and faster, more fun, and not sure what else.  but i can't neglect my cute little blog.

let's see, i'm sure there are a million things that have happened since i blogged last.  no not really, but i guess i did get a new small flash drive so i can take pictures again and have a way to upload them to my computer since my ext. hard drive broke and that's ultimately the reason i stopped blogging in the first place.  it infuriated and saddened me.  still does, really.  um, warm weather is here, praise jesus.  i have a couple upcoming trips in june that i'm excited for {right, dad? (: } i've really become into watercolor painting and love it more than any other hobby i have ever done.  it's so much fun and is a great form of relaxation for me.  i will post some more of my stuff soon.

this week i will be participating with a group of girls about what we love about summer, so i'm looking forward to that especially! summer is full of sunshine and mostly happiness for me, so i am really looking forward to it!

i think that's about it for now.  more to come soon, so stay tuned!