Wedding Bells

So the BFF got married!!!!!  I tried to talk her out of it but she insisted so I said F.I.N.E!!! I’m joking!! I’m so extremely happy for her and her new hubby!  Love them both to pieces…well her more than him OBVI!! I kid, kid!! 🙂  Without getting too much into it, this girl has been my ROCK for the past six years so sharing this day with her brought me so much joy. I wish her nothing but absolute happiness and a lifelong marriage.  She deserves that and much more.

Being the best friend that she is, she trusted me enough to do her hair and makeup for the big day and I was more than happy to oblige…whatever the bride wants huh!! LOL

I wanted to share the makeup details because I think this is a great bridal look, simple yet enough. I’ll also share my makeup details as well because I mean why not.  Two for one!

Face

 

Foundation: Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector mixed with Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Tan

Bronzer/Contour: Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Blush: BH Cosmetics Blush Palette in Nude Blush

Brows: Mac Cosmetic Brow Pencil in Lingering

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette & Maybelline Gel Liner in Black

Lashes: Ardell Wispies

Lips: Nyx Butter Lipstick in Boardwalk and Rimmel Lipstick in 104

Hair was curled with Bed Head 1’ curling wand – hair piece from Amazon

 

 

MY LOOK

 

Face

Foundation: MakeupForever Ultra HD Foundation Stick mixed with L’Oréal True Match

Bronzer/Contour: Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette

Blush: Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Eyes: Colourpop Cosmetics Yes Please! Eyeshadow Palette and Morphe 35W Palette

Lashes: Ardell Studio Effects Demi Wispies

Lips: Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip in Strip

 

Overall, the day was beautiful and you couldn’t have made me be anywhere else but by her side!

Her Dress: Asos – My Dress: Misguided

 

Real love is amazing to see!

Halloween 2016

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? Whether it be for the obscene amount of chocolate (my choice 🙂 ) or because you love to get your creative juices flowing and get a costume together.  I don’t typically dress up for Halloween but when I did; it was a generic costume from the party store and nothing authentic or homemade.  This year, totally on a whim, I decided to sit down and try to come up with something myself.  Keep in mind I’ve never done a Halloween makeup look before so online for inspiration I go.  Whoa was that overwhelming!!!  There are thousands upon thousands of pictures, costumes, themes, and makeup looks to choose from.  I thought I’d start my first year off slow and easy.  I’m hoping to learn and grow from what I did this year and do better next year.  It’s always a work in progress.  Any who, enough rambling!

I came up with three or four; however you want to look at it, makeup looks!

My looks:

  1. Cat
  2. Gypsy skull
  3. Gangster skull, and
  4. Bloody Vampire

**I used all makeup products for these looks, no body or face paint to be found**

CAT

Products used:

Shadows: Nyx cosmetics & Ipsy Eyeshadow trio & BH cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette

Brows: Maybelline Brow precise pencil & BH cosmetics Ultimate Brow Palette

Liners: Nyx cosmetics pencil liner in 901 black & Jumbo pencil in Dark Brown & NYC cosmetics liquid liner in black

Lips: Nyx cosmetics pencil line in 901 black Maybelline Vivid matte liquid lipstick in Vivid Violet and Colourpop cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue

Lashes: Koko Lashes in Godess

 

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GYPSY SKULL & GANGSTER SKULL

Products used:

Shadows: Colourpop cosmetics Super Shock shadow in Shark Attack & BH cosmetics Smokey Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette & Foil Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

Brows: Maybelline Brow precise pencil & BH cosmetics Ultimate Brow palette

Liners: Nyx cosmetics liquid and pencil liner in black

Lips: Nyx cosmetics pencil and liquid liner

Lashes: Koko lashes in Goddess

Brushes: Morphe & BH cosmetics

 

gypsy

 

BLOODY VAMPIRE

Products used:

Shadows: Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette & BH cosmetics Smokey Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette & Foil Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brown in Dark Brown & BH cosmetics Ultimate Brow Palette

Liners: Nyx cosmetics matte liquid liner in black and Maybelline Gel liner in Black

Lips: Colourpop cosmetics in Lax and Avenue

Lashes: Koko lashes in Goddess

Brushes: Morphe & BH cosmetics

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vampire

I hope you guys enjoyed these looks! I actually fell in love with the process of creating them.  I can see why so many artists and beauty vloggers love Halloween.  You don’t need face paint or special effects makeup to create any looks and you don’t need the best of the best.  As I mentioned before, all the products I used is actual makeup and super affordable.

Hope you guys have a fun and safe Halloween!!! (Stay away from the clowns!!)