23 September 2015

The Fall Makeup Edit

With today being the first day of Fall, I decided it was most appropriate to share my current makeup picks for the new season. As you've probably noticed I'm on a major neutrals kick and can't get enough of nude/bronze/gold shades. I'm also still not ready to give up the highlighter and plan to carry that all through the holidays. Read on to see a list of what I'm totally loving at the moment.

22 September 2015

Going Neutral

This year so many of the gorgeous fall products that are hitting the shelves are focusing on nudes, neutrals, and golden/bronzy shades and I couldn't be happier. I'm loving super neutral shades on the cheeks, with intense bronze on the eye. While it's perfect to pair these shades with wine colored lips, I also love keeping the lips neutral and glossy. Read on for details on some of my favorite picks for the season.

21 September 2015

Currently Loving//Catch Up

For me, Fall tends to bring change and exciting things. This year is no different, and the past few weeks have been a total whirl-wind. After starting a new position at work, making one major purchase (see below), and heading off on vacation; I'm excited to be back in town and getting back into the swing of things. While all things have been exciting, I'm definitely a little behind on blogging and lot happy to be home. Today's post rounds up a few fun things I've been loving as of late.

14 September 2015

The Vampy Lipstick How To

Every Fall I get beyond excited to pull out my darkest lip shades to start transforming my makeup routine. Berry shades, oxbloods, and everything in between - I can't get enough. Normally I stick to the three looks called out above (letting the lip be the biggest focus) but this year I'm also planning to branch out and try some coppery/golden shades on the eyes to really go for that full on Fall look. Shades like these can be intimidating at first. I know I was totally shocked the first time an artist at MAC put 'Diva' on me. I felt like I was looking at someone else's reflection, but over time they get easier to wear. Rebel is a great introduction shade, it's not too dark, it's flattering on a lot of skin tones, and isn't matte so it's a bit easier to work with. Another option for someone easing into darker lip shades is to pat the color on with your finger instead of applying straight from the bullet. This will give a gorgeous stain-like finish that isn't as fully pigmented. 

Above are a few of my favorites and the ones I get the most compliments when wearing - but since I'm always looking to add more to my collection do share your favorites in the comments below!

08 September 2015

Claire Ashley x Makeup Meltdown | The Fall Collection

Today's post is a special one, my sweet friend and fellow beauty blogger/YouTuber Claire Ashley has officially launched a capsule lipstick collection with Makeup Meltdown! Named for gorgeous and exotic islands, the collection is a beautiful set of Fall colors carefully picked by Claire and perfected by Makeup Meltdown creator Aleah.

07 September 2015

One Last Hurrah Of Summer

Since Labor Day signifies the last little bit of Summer before the Fall season kicks into gear; it's time for one last hurrah and head on holiday! I'm beyond ready for some relaxing, getting that last bit of summer glow, and taking a break from a full face of makeup. I've traded in my usual routine for something a bit more simple and couldn't be happier.

03 September 2015

The New Base

One of the latest buzzes to hit the beauty world has been the cushion compact base. While the buzz around these is just coming into effect now, these cushion compacts aren't new to the beauty world. Amore Pacific's version is the original of it's category and has been being used in Korea for a long time now. 

02 September 2015

September Goals

Well this is a post with a photo that doesn't quite correlate, but well it's pretty and gives you all a little eye-candy to look at while reading all my scatter brain thoughts. For me, the beginning of Fall is much more significant than January 1. I guess from all those years of being in school I just associate fresh starts with Fall. I want to revamp my wardrobe, clear out the house (screw Spring cleaning, it's all about the Autumn overhaul for me), and stock up on all the organizational bits I can (you can take the girl out of school, but you can't take the school supplies away from her). 

01 September 2015

August Beauty Favorites

As I sit here and type up this list of favorites I seriously cannot believe that summer is coming to a close. This months favorites focus on a quite a few products that give you some serious summertime glow and the odd I'm super excited for cooler weather, pre-fall pick.