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Shimmering Bronze Tutorial

Hey guys! Long time no talk! Today I have a fun and festive holiday makeup tutorial. Honestly you can wear this look to so many things. Holiday party, out to dinner, shopping…anything! The face is basically what I’ve been doing for the past month, so you can see what products have been in my rotation. For the eyes I did a smokey bronze look. and added some glitter in the end to amp it up a bit. I hope you all enjoy!


Laura Mercier Primer
Cover FX Foundation P40
Beauty Blender
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer / Light
Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Inglot shadows for brows / Matte 360 & Matte 327
Cover FX Loose Powder / Light
Alima Pure Bronzer / Sedona
Alima Pure Highlight / Luna
Morphe Eye Shadow Palette / 35W
Physicians Formula Eye Booster
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Loreal Extreme Extensions Mascara Waterproof
Kevyn Aucoin Eye Liner
Mac Blush / Tenderling
Bobbi Brown Blush / Pale Pink
Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick / Can’t Get Enough
NYX Glitter Liner


Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover


Here are my picks for the beauty lover in your life! More gift guides to come…let me know what person you need to shop for! Can you believe it is almost DECEMBER?? What the heck? I’m actually in shock typing this. lol. I need to get started on my holiday shopping, I usually do most of it online. Check my youtube channel on Friday for a special video that is all about holiday sales for cyber Monday and my top picks!

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Christmas is Here!

I am a Christmas freak. I turn on the Christmas radio station as soon as it comes out (and I may be guilty of popping in my Michael Buble Christmas cd before Thanksgiving). Here are a few pictures of some decorations I put up recently. I hope you enjoy!

IMG_6779^our cute little christmas tree. we actually picked one that was still wrapped to be surprised!^

IMG_0586^andrew and i started a tradition of giving each other an ornament each year. i gave him this golden gate bridge that reminded me of our first trip together (from pottery barn).^


^he got me this cute little polar bear because it reminded him of kaila (from pottery barn).^


^peter pan is andrew’s favorite disney character. (we are disney obsessed.)^


^my mom gave this to us last christmas. it has rose petals from my wedding bouquet inside.^


^i added epsom salts to my candle pillar to mimic snow (centerpiece from pier 1 last year).^


^i love this mirrored frame (similar here) and metallic trees i found at target. you can find the books displayed here and here.^


All About Layering

There is something about layering that looks so effortless. Layering is always in season, yet becomes a lot more common in the colder months. The weather in southern California can be all over the place, a 75 degree day in December is pretty common. To work layers into my outfits, I use lighter fabrics to achieve the same look. This black romper is the definition of comfort. I added in a kimono for some print and color. Black chevron tights and ankle booties make my outfit more winter appropriate. Last, I threw in a studded crossbody back for a little sparkle.

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kimono: c/o windsor

romper: c/o windsor

tights: c/o windsor

shoes: c/o windsor

bag: c/o windsor

watch: michael kors

necklace: c/o windsor similar here


Holiday Gift Guide


1. Ivanka Trump Perfume

2. Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence

3. Lorac Pro Palette

4. Windsor Studded Clutch **

5. Chanel Book

6. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

7. Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

8. Boulangerie Jar Candle

9. Bar Pendant Necklace

10. Italian Sparkling Wine


Happy shopping!

What to Wear: Thanksgiving Dinner

Great food, sparkly drinks and lovely company, what is not to love about Thanksgiving? Another great thing about this holiday, is the chance to throw on a cute outfit. I like to be very comfortable for all holidays, especially when lots of eating is going on! For this look, I paired a cream knit with purple corduroys. The fit of both these pieces is easy, yet the fabrics give some interest. Next, I added a structured camel colored bag to add warmth and a printed infinity scarf to dress things up. For a bit of sparkle, I chose metallic flats, drop earrings and a simple gold bracelet. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year and don’t forget what this holiday is all about!


Urban Outfitters Cable Knit Sweater

Bauble Bar Gem Firebird Drop Earrings

Urban Outfitters Eternity Scarf

Bauble Bar Initial Charm Bracelet

Ivanka Trump Carson Flats

Urban Outfitters Satchel Bag

J. Crew Toothpick Cord

Sparkle for the Holidays

My most recent makeup tutorial is geared towards the holiday season. The holidays are a great time to put your glitter eye shadows to use! For this look, I started with a dark charcoal cream eye shadow as a base. On top, I used a loose eye shadow that has a green/red-brown duo chrome. When you layer a loose shadow on top of an eye shadow base, the color will really pop. I wanted all the focus to be on the eyes, so I used light pinks on my lips and cheeks. This pulled my look together, but still gave the eyes the attention they deserved! So through on your sparkly top and celebrate!

smokey eye


Products Used:

Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Revlon Photo Ready Concealer
Lancome Waterproof Undereye Concealer
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt
Mac Painterly Paint Pot

OFRA Diamond Glitz Loose Shadow

Lorac Pro Palette

Benecos Eyeliner
Loreal Voluminous Mascara
The Brow Bar
Sephora Long Lasting Liquid Liner
Japonesque Eyelash Curler
NYX Lip Liner in Pale Pink
NYX Lip Gloss in Sweetheart



Holiday Favorites

It is finally starting to feel like the holidays! November is flying by and I cannot believe Thanksgiving is almost here. In honor of my favorite time of the year, I put together some of my holiday favorites. From a berry lip to a hydrating mask, these products will get you through these cold and dry months! Make sure to watch my youtube video to see a few more!



The Body Shop Beautifying Oil

Got2B Volumizing Powder

White Barn Candle in Winter Fig

Ecco Bella Lipstick in Tuscany Rose

Orly Nail Polish in Rage

Windsor Ankle Booties

Jurlique Antioxidant Get Mask

Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow Quad in The Truth


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