Aquarius / Mermaid Vibes Eye Tutorial

Is there anyone who doesn’t love the idea of mermaids? I felt inspired by the glittering golds and greens of their tails and I came up with this look. I also think it’s perfect for any Aquarius as the tones remind me of the water bearer symbol. 

As you may have gathered, I’m an Aquarius. This is for all the Aquarius girls and mermaids alike!

Super Shock shadow in Telepathy by Colourpop X Kathleen Lights. $5.

I used two Super Shock Shadows by Colourpop, Telepathy, a collab with Kathleen Lights, and Ibiza, and both their Dream St. Palette with Kathleen Lights and their Yes Please Palette. No I’m not sponsored by Colourpop but I should be.

After priming my eyes with concealer I used the matte bone color in the palette Yes Please to set the lids and it’s so perfect for this step. All shades glide on so effortlessly and show up beautifully after doing this.            

Colourpop’s Super Shock shadow in Ibiza. Stunning. $5.00

 Also it’ll help your eyeshadow not to crease. Also, the creamy moussey Super Shock shadow formula is so magical it basically doesn’t crease. If you haven’t tried it literally run to Colourpop’s website and get one. They’re $5 and you get $5 off $10 for signing up with your email. Win win.              

Gorgeous illustration by Carolina Russo. Yedterdayafter
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I used the matte pale pink peachy color, Champs, and the medium caramel brown, Note to Self,  in the Yes Please palette in the crease.

Yes Please Palette by Colourpop. $16.00.

 I then intensified the outer v with the Glamour Dolls X Lisa Frank Collab eye-shadow in Heartthrob, a matte warm rusty brown. 

Glamour Dolls X Lisa Frank eyeshadow single in Heartthrob.

This shadow is perfect for this and for warming up any look. It’s also a nice bronzer if you use a light hand. I received it in my Ipsy bag a few months back and really hope Glamour Dolls restocks these and more Lisa Frank products soon. I’m in love with this collab as any normal 90s kid should be.

I patted on Telepathy in the inner half of my eye and on the inner corner using my index finger. I did the same with Ibiza on the second half of my eye. I then blended Magical from the Dream St. Palette over the harsh line between the initial transition color and two Super shock shadows. This created a soft transition and gradient I think.

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To intensify the outer corner and v of the eye I used Water Bearer and smoked it out. I think it worked perfect.

Dream St Palette by Colourpop X Kathleen Light’s. $16.00

I then intensified the very outer edge with the matte chocolate brown shade in Yes Please, French Kiss. To create a slight gradient from the gold/chartreuse to the teal color I dabbed a little of Butter Cake in the palette, a pale yellow gold in the very center of the two.

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On the lower lash line I used French Kiss on the very outer part, Heartthrob next, Ibiza in the middle, and Telepathy in the inner half and inner corner.

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I used Monsieur Big mascara by Lancome to finish everything off.

The lipstick I used is new from my Ipsy bag and I actually really like it as I lie dusty roses. I’m reviewing the whole bag in a different post as it was quite a good one.

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Love you guys and hope you enjoyed this post!

Happy Thanksgiving! / Something to be Thankful for

My favorite part of Thanksgiving as a kid was the assortment of desserts on the dessert table. I would want a piece of everything and somehow get away with it as long as I ate all of my dinner, which I didn’t have a problem with either. 

As I grew older I became reflective of the meaning of Thanksgiving as I’m sure many of you did. I began to consciously ponder what I should be thankful for on that day and every day, not just on Thanksgiving. I try to carry that attitude throughout the year even though it’s difficult at times. Nonetheless, I feel thankful today for pumpkin pie, family, and friends, (including all of you), just like I did as a kid.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Fall in LA

Personally, I love wearing scarves, sweaters, hats, and extra layers. Even though it’s not quite fall/winter weather most of the time in LA, when temperatures drop to even 70-80 I take advantage and wear fall appropriate attire, even if it looks like I’m moving to Alaska. This comic is about people like me vs. their sun loving friends. (Very strange people by the way).
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Heat Wave Attire

Heat Wave Attire

Pining for Cooler Days

I wish it was fall already. Not only do I love living in layers, fall fashion, and fall tones, but I’ve always found fall to be a source of new beginnings for me.

I love everything pumpkin too. šŸŽƒšŸŽƒšŸŽƒ Halloween has pretty much always been my excuse to dress out of my comfort zone and try something off the wall. Thanksgiving just warms the heart, period. Fall, hurry up. šŸ‚šŸ‚šŸšŸ What’s your favorite season?

Inspired by Missoni & Sunsets

I feel like Missoni prints are timeless. The cute zigzag pattern & bright tones never get old. I love and respect their family & brand. šŸ‘ØšŸ‘©šŸ‘¦ Rug from Missoni Home

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Image from Vogue. Everything is from Missoni Resort Collection 2017.

Sunset colors are so beautiful, and some of my favorite color combinations. God probably planned it that way.

Photo by Christine Kaplan.

What’s been inspiring you lately?

Peachy Keen

Peach, coral, and that whole color family is pulling on my heartstrings right now. Also, so is Adobe Illustrator. I just wish it wouldn’t crash as much as it does. 

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Current Color Mood: Yellow

Sunny happy yellow is cropping up everywhere & I’m loving it for summer. Who says you can only wear yellow during the day? Wear it to go out, for a wedding, etc.

I’m also loving slit dresses. I love that it’s okay to be a little cheekier during the summer too.