Here’s my second option for new years eve. This doesn’t photograph as pretty as the gold dress, but it’s still such a gorgeous/elegant option!! I think I’d do the same makeup/hair as the gold dress for this one as with outfit #1.
Accessorized this outfit with…
Pim + Larkin Necklace, BCBG Clutch, DV Black Heels
Dress (click here)~ this is on sale too now!! Darn it…but at least you guys can get it for less!
Picked these up recently and they are all re-fills EXCEPT for the salon perfect lashes and lipstick. The eyeliners & mascara & powder are my makeup bag staples. LOVE the products, the colors and the way it wears all day.
The lashes have purple and black lashes that were made to compliment brown eyes (my eye color). So I’m excited to try it out for new years! It also comes with a purple eye liner so let’s see if it brings out the brown~ =)
Color Whisperer lipstick is my faaaaave right now. These lipsticks go on as smooth as lip butters (which i love). These don’t last very long so you have to keep reapplying throughout the day, but I love the color, amount of pigment it leaves, and the feel of them on my lips!
Makeup Haul Details:
Master Drama Eyeliner
425 coral commander
415 bold brown
The rocket mascara, volum’ express from maybelline
411 very black
True match super-blendable compact makeup from L’Oreal in W3
In my early 20s, I was ALL ABOUT the loud, flashy earrings. I mean the bigger and more obnoxious the better. I liked my hair big, makeup bright, and earrings the size of saucers. As a late 20s (almost 30) gal, I’ve started to wear more flashy studs. I dress up casual outfits for work with statement studs or pair a LBD with big earrings. I’ve found that fancy studs are WAY more versatile. Plus, since they’re not as obvious, you can wear them more often that flashy dangling earrings.
Here are three I ordered from Piperlime. Unfortunately, I only liked the Sabine earrings. The others just weren’t as cute in person as they were online. Or at least they didn’t look good on me. The Banana Earrings were TOO unique, which meant that I couldn’t get a lot of wear out of them, and the Tinley Road earrings were gorgeous but a little too mature for me.
Vegas Makeup is my favorite Kind! I get to do some fun, funky and trendy tricks and just have FUN. During my normal life I keep to a normal makeup routine without much variation. Here’s a bad picture below. The lighting came out super yellow and you don’t get to see some of the more fun colors I picked. *sigh * I need to learn to bring my camera more often. *shaking head * So try to ignore the bad yellow lighting. =(
Anyway~~ I did some shading, highlighting…and used a VERY heavy hand =P I also curled my hair, which is a TOTAL rarity these days!
Here’s my fake eyelash trick below! I always wear TWO strips (different kinds) on each eye. It makes my lashes look fuller and my very small eyes bigger.
(can you see the difference??)
I LOVE fake eyelashes and buy them in bulk in Koreatown. I rarely have a reason to wear them now…but it’s a big treat when I do get to put em on. ❤
I’m sure you can tell from this picture below but…I’ve got a LOT of makeup on. =P This is my “going out” routine~~ a heavier hand with everything from my day look (post here) and a nice bright lipstick to top off the look. In this picture below, it’s a rare day that I curled my hair and attempted to style it. Lately it doesn’t want to listen to me…>.< This is also the hair that I dyed light brown & platinum blonde…but was stubborn enough to stay black/brown. *shaking fist *
Markel and I went to his friend’s birthday dinner last Saturday and here’s the makeup from the night. In my younger 20s, I used to wear fake eye lashes to EVERYTHING…but I’ve been getting lazy. Perhaps my next big night I’ll do my signature double lashes look. =P
I LOVE Pear Shaped Diamonds! I know these aren’t very popular, but I seriously want one of these babies (someday). It doesn’t even need to be a diamond inside…it could be another stone. But I am very seriously in love with this beauty. ❤
Here is a random collage of our new apartment. I originally meant to do a little video tour of it~ but~ I got lazy. (sorry folks!)
Here are some photos from my phone. If you like it and want more, let me know! Perhaps I will try making a little video ❤
My favorite clock from ZGallerie is on our bookshelf ❤
The B from our wedding and the wine rack that Mike made from Scratch. My favorite is are the glass decanters from his Grandpa ❤
Our credenza ❤
Our living Room with a blue/white color scheme. The map is our newest addition the home. It’s really cool because instead of shapes, the country’s name is written in the shape of the country. We’re slowly getting a few more things to add to that big white wall.
Dining Room Area: “brown room” Where the furniture is brown.
The bedrooms are still really plain and in the kitchen, I just hung a curtain…nothing much bigger. We’re still working on decorating more…but I think the initial momentum is slowing.
Our new place is coming together nicely. We chose white furniture for our place b/c the apartment itself had white accents everywhere and it was a little on the dark side (no direct sunlight). We thought black furniture would probably make it look darker, so we’re going for bright blues, whites, chrome colors, etc.
Here are some items that I’m lusting after right now…
If you walk in, a bulk of our home is settled (like things are put away). We just need finishing touches. However, I would say we’re pretty far away from being DONE with decorating the entire apartment and finding “homes” for special items. For now…we’re trying to complete 1 room at at time. First up? Kitchen, Entry Way and then Living Room.
I wanted to hire a makeup artist for my engagement shoot, but mine was busy helping a wedding out (she’s super fab and always booked). So…I attempted to do it myself! Here are some pictures I took of my makeup before I went to get my hair done at Dry Bar in Brentwood, CA.
Last pic of the day, after all the pictures~~ =) Exhausted, but Happy~~
Got my Hair Done at Dry Bar, here are some pics of that =) LOVED my stylist (Alex). He really gave me volume, curls and SUPER soft hair!
HOLY MOLY…I have had my eye on the JCREW necklace that looks just like this for at least a YEAR! Only…the necklace at JCrew is about $150!! (click here). YIKES RIGHT??
Well I got this baby below for a LOW LOW LOW $22 at Bauble Bar!! =) I had a coupon code and an introductory store credit of $10 (for all who register!) so it brought the price down on this $36 necklace. I’m seriously SOO excited for it to come in the mail.
YES I should be saving for the wedding, and YES shopping right now is a bad idea…but who could turn this deal down?? NO ONE! LOL
Can’t wait to wear this baby all spring/summer/fall…hell even winter! xo