I Tried to Follow a Kristen Davis Makeup Tutorial – This is What Happened

Happy Sunday everybody!

I’m sure you’ve all seen the tag going around YouTube – beauty YouTubers are filming themsleves following other beauty YouTubers’ makeup tutorials. I decided to try it for myself, and I knew I wanted to use the pretty blue shades from the MorphexJaclynHill palette. So I did a little YouTube searching and found a fun tutorial from Kristen Davis that made following the eye makeup look easy. You can view it below!

Her look is gorgeous, right? I didn’t have all of the exact products she used (other than the Morphe palette of course), and the false lashes I had on hand were a bit on the dramatic side…. LOL. Here is my final result!

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Don’t be fooled – the lighting makes it look a lot better than it actually was. I thought I looked like a drag queen (nothing wrong with drag except I don’t look good with this dramatic of a look… plus I want to look like a woman, not like a man trying to look like a woman).

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How do you guys think I did? The glitter eyeshadow topper I used was not as intense as hers (I used Colourpop’s Alchemy, she used an actual eye glitter), and the lashes she used were a better length for her face than the ones I used.

I never adventure with bold blues because I feel like blues don’t look well on my skin tone or with my hazel eye color. Nonetheless, this look was fun and definitely out of my comfort zone! Who’s eyemakeup tutorial do you think I should try next?!

Comment below on how you think I did, and if you would like to see me attempt more beauty tutorials from YouTube!

xoxo

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Crochet Hat Project

Good morning leaps readers!

I have recently taken up crocheting, and I am so obssessed with it! I’ve been learning through online tutorials from Melanie Ham, who is a crafter and blogger. She is amazing if you are interested in crocheting and have some time to learn!

Anyway, I tried using wool yarn the other day to make a messy bun beanie (a hat with an open top so your bun can stick through), but that project ended up looking more messy than beanie… LOL. So, I decided to try to crochet a slouchy hat using 100% acrylic yarn, and the outcome was SO PRETTY!

Here is close up – I matched my makeup of the day to my hat! I used purples and pink shimmers from the MorphexJaclynHill palette to do my eye makeup. My lipstick is the holiday 2017 Ultra Matte Lip from Colourpop in the shade Lil Pump!

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Here is another angle that shows off the hat and eye makeup (and my engagement ring lol) a little more. This hat took me a little under four hours to make in its entirety.

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The fit is relaxed and slouchy, and it stays on well. There has been no slipping of the hat over my eyes or off of my head! I am really excited to make a few more of these. My sister already asked me to make her one!

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If you like my crochet work, be sure to check out my Etsy and take a look at my crochet bun covers! I might be adding hats to the listings if I get some more good feedback from other people!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Until next time xoxo

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Favorite Christmas Gifts from 2017

Hello everybody!

I was overwhelmed this past holiday season with the generosity from family, friends, and some of my students! I received so many amazing and useful gifts, and I want to share with you all some of my very favorites! Here is my list of top gifts, in no particular order!

  1. Bloch Warmup Booties
  2. IT Cosmetics Best Seller Makeup Set
  3. Jaclyn HillxMorphe Eyeshadow Palette
  4. Beats Wireless Headphones
  5. Kate Spade Purse and Wallet
  6. “Meet Me at the Barre” custom wine glass
  7. Dunkin Donuts gift cards

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The Bloch Warmup Booties and Beats headphones were gifts from my fiancé, and they are amazing! the booties keep my feet muscles so warm, and the headphones are an amazing replacement to my old Samsung Gear Circle (which broke).

Additionally, I’ve been DYING to try the IT Cosmetics product line, and my mom and dad bought me this set to try all of the IT Cosmetics’s best sellers. Their CC Cream, Brow Power Taupe brow pencil, Rose Tinted Lip Treatment, Bye Bye Pores Setting Powder, and their SuperHero mascara are all new favorites of mine! The CC cream is one of the best foundation creams I’ve ever tried! The beautiful brush is translucent and reflects rainbow colors – I LOVE IT.

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My fiancé’s parents bought me the Kate Spade, which I’ve always wanted a Kate Spade purse let alone a whole matching set! I love her stuff, and I am so excited everytime I put my purse on!The “Meet Me at the Barre” cup was from one of my ballet students, and it is literally so perfect! It was handmade by a small private business and I love how thoughtful and clever it is.

My Jaclyn Hill palette was a gift from my fiancé’s brothers, and I AM OBSSESSED. I never really wanted the Jaclyn HillxMorphe collaboration, but since receiving it, it is the palette I never knew I needed! The colors are diverse and versatile, and it is fun to play with to give my makeup some pops of color!

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Finally, the Dunkin gift card(s) I got from my fiancé’s other brother, and I have a lot of them from my dance students. They must know me very well because I always teach with a cold brew on hand for my long nights! ❤

These were some of the many amazing gifts I received. What were your favorites this past holiday season? Have you tried any of the beauty products I received? How do you like them?

Until next time, xoxo

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Christmas Eyeshadow Wishlist

There have been so many makeup releases since Black Friday that I can hardly keep up!! Seriously… and being perpetually broke paying for adult expenses (car maintenance, bills, etc.) I’ve been passing up all of the great deals and amazing new releases. I haven’t purchased eyeshadow in a while because to be honest I need more eyeshadow like I need a hole in my head (meaning I don’t need more eyeshadow), but there are a few I’ve been drooling over, and honestly online window shopping has saved me from spending a sh*t ton of money I don’t have to be spending. So here are the items I’ve been eyeing, that I totally don’t need.

E.l.f. Mad for Matte 2 Palette – $10.00

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Ok this one I’m really excited for. I’ve heard great things about the first Mad for Matte palette, but I already own a lot of the colors in the first version of the palette. This one, however, looks like they are all PERFECT transition shades for any eye look you’re trying to create.. and I really want it! I went to the e.l.f. store in the mall today, and they don’t have it (it’s an online exclusive), and the lady also said they were all sold out of the first one. So there’s that. Out of all of the palettes in this post, I think this one is the only I’d buy right now since it is very budget friendly.

 Colourpop Love Line Quad – $18.00

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This quad is everything!! It is the rusty rose gold, and dusty mauve mix of shades of dreams and I love all of the colors in this collection. I don’t need these colors because I have a lot of colors like these (I own single Colourpop shadows and the Carli Bybel palette which have colors like the ones in this quad), HOWEVER, they are slightly different than the ones I own, and as a makeup addict I really want them. I don’t think I’ll be buying these anytime soon, but I will admire them from afar… away from my debit card.

Colourpop All Nighter Quad – $18.00

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This quad came out the same day as the Love Line quad, and this one is pretty unique in it’s collection of shades. Colourpop doesn’t have another quad with similar shades in it, and I find this quad super functional for everyday natural or neutral eye looks. One I’d probably purchase this quad before I purchased Love Line, but again I will be staying far away from the Colourpop checkout. *Sigh*

Morphe 35F Fall into Frost Palette – $22.99

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Morphe’s beautiful 35F palette… UGH this palette is just amazing. I listed this palette on my fall wishlist post back in September (Fall Makeup Wishlist) – I’ve been eyeing it for a long time. What I love about this palette is the versatility – it’s obviously great for fall and winter color eye looks, but the lighter shades and matte shades can be used for day-to-day looks during the spring and summer. Also, the darker colors can be used to create glam night looks, or the lighter colors for simple natural looks when you’re not feeling up for bold eye makeup. Most of the colors are foiled/frosted, and great for bring some shimmery sunshine to the winter season. This palette is affordable, but for my budget right now I will continue to dote on this palette from behind the screen of my laptop.

These are my top wishes for eyeshadows and like I mentioned, I really don’t need to buy any more eyeshadow (especially when I’m broke), but it’s fun to create wishlists/beauty bucket lists or whatever you want to call your makeup addiction.

A girl can dream ok?

Let me know what makeup releases you’ve purchased or are looking forward to getting for the holidays! ❤

Until next time, Happy Holidays!

Fall Beauty Wishlist 2016

HELLO beauties! Happy Labor Day!

It is officially September, which means I can officially start getting hyped for fall and my favorite holiday – Halloween! September also means I can start getting excited over all of the fall releases makeup companies are launching! I may or may not have already taken advantage of the ColourPop Labor Day sale, where I ordered two new products from their Fall Edit, and an Ultra Satin lip color in the shade “Alyssa” from the KathleenLights collaboration. Nonetheless, I have a list of products that were released in the last few months that I really want to purchase and try for this fall season! Today I wanted to share with you all some products I’ve been eyeing for some time now.

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First of all, I REALLY REALLY want the Morphe 35F Fall Into Frost palette! This palette has a whole row of matte shades along the bottom, and then the other four are all frosted, shimmery shades! Ugh, everything about this palette is perfection. I don’t own anything from Morphe, but this palette looks like it would be perfect for different fall-inspired eye looks. Maybe I can finally order this when I start my new job next week and start making money!

Next, I am kicking myself I didn’t order the ColourPop highlighter in the shade “Hippo” when I placed my order yesterday. I’ve been dying to try a tinted highlight, and  “Hippo” is an icy silver highlighter with a lavender shift. ColourPop just sent me a $5.00 off coupon code that is good for use within the next month, so again once I start making money at my new job I’ll probably place another order from CP. Hopefully by that time, ColourPop will also have released more new products for me to try!

Finally, there are 3 Jeffree Star products I want to try. I am a little late to the Jeffree Star party, but seeing all of the reviews of his Skin Frosts and liquid lipsticks – I feel like it’s time to try them. Two of his matte liquid lipsticks I’m drooling over are “Doll Parts”, and “Virginity”. I’m concerned “Virginity” may look too light on my fair skin, but I’ve heard amazing reviews of his matte liquid lipstick formula!

Furthermore, Lavender Snow is the Skin Frost that I want to try!! ❤ Again, this is a cool-toned icy silver highlight with a lavender shift. All of his Skin Frosts have sold out, but I am curious to see if these highlighters go on sale/promotion for Black Friday/Cyber Monday! If so, I will definitely pick it up, however, in the meantime I think if I can get my hands on ColourPop’s “Hippo” I’ll be content!

These are my top picks and wishes for the fall season, though I am sure this list will become longer once more makeup companies begin launching their fall collections. I’ve been excited for the Wet N Wild fall collection since August (Read about that here: Wet n Wild Fall Collection 2016!), and I’m hoping the fall season will give me a lot of fun choices to add to my collection to last me through the winter! ❤

What beauty products are you most excited for this fall?

Xoxoxo

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