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Natural Everyday Makeup

So, I am definitely no makeup artist or anything close to the sort. However, I still love beauty and being put together so I’ve come to create a few go to looks that I have mastered well. One of my favorites is the glowing, all natural style! 
  
To get this look, it’s actually quite simple. The eyeshadow is quick, using a shimmery nude all over and a bit of light brown on the crease. The lashes really make the difference though! I used Ardell Demis and lined my lash line to amp of the volume. 

I always use Anastasia Beverly Hills products on my brows. First, start off with the brow pencil and then set with the duo powder and clear gel. Check out my post from months ago to see my brow tutorial. 

Today, I used the Makeup Forever Matte Velvet foundation, which I have been using forever because it is my favorite. After blending it throughly with a beauty blender, I begin my highlight and contour. 

  
I use a NARS bronzer to contour and Smashbox liquid concealer to highlight. My cheeks are dusted with Snow Leopard from Too Faced as well as NARS Orgasm. I finish off the skin by highlighting with Becca Moonstone and MAC finishing powder. 
I normally weat matte lippys, but today I opted for a dewy look, leading me to a gloss. I statted with Pure Hollywood Matte lipstick then went over it with a nude gloss from Makeup Forever. 

  
This look is really easy to achieve and perfect for a natural looking glow this summer. There’s no better time of year to pack on that highlighter! Again, I’m no makeup artist but I love getting glam! 

Eyes: Ardell Demi 👄 @anastasiabeverlyhills Pure Hollywood @makeupforever gloss and matte velvet foundation ✨ Becca highlight- Moonstone 

XOXY,

Sky 

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Public House 310 

 Public House is great for drinks after work or a casual date night. It’s nothing fancy, but has a unique vibe and a surplus of beer selections as well as house cocktails that are worth a try! We ordered a few dishes for the table and between the two of us, it was plenty! The fried cauliflower was the absolute best. It came with a side of bleu cheese and hot sauce, definitely making it feel like a healthier version of hot wings, just as tasty though. We also ordered the chorizo mac and cheese, which was filled with kale as well. I am not a huge kale fan and the cheese wasn’t as ooey-gooey as I would have liked, so I wouldn’t get this dish again. The calamari is a must because it is literally fried to perfection and comes with this yummy little dipping sauce that brings everything together. I’m not sure if I am the only one who appreciates more rings than tentacles in my calamari ratio, but if you are like me, you’ll love it! The appetizers range from $7-$10 each. The crushed velvet cocktail was $10 and delicious! It is made with fresh crushed blueberries and blackberries, mixed with vodka. It is super tasty, especially for those of you who don’t love that overwhelming alcohol taste. It’s sort of their version of a moscow mule, with hints of lavendar that make the drink really unique. Happy Hour “Recess” is from 4pm-7pm but only at the bar. You’ll definitely need a reservation if you come later in the evening, especially on weekends. This place is always crowded! They also have cute outdoor seating in the front, which is nice for those warmer evenings and sunny spring afternoons. 

 

   XOXO

  Sky

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Republique//WeHo

  I recently went to Republique in West Hollywood for the first time and it is definitely a new favorite of mine. The interior atmoshphere is so gorgeous and antique style, with beautiful sky lights and amazing tile floors! 

  I ordered a Hong Kong Tea Latte that I really enjoyed. It was sweet, but not too sweet and definitely a unique drink you can’t find at any coffee shop. Republique makes all of their own ingredients, so you won’t find any over processed syrups here, thank goodness! As usual, I couldn’t resist something smothered in ricotta, so I opted for the ricotta, honey, and pistachio toast. This might sound like a simple dish, but it tasted so rich and fresh, perfect for a healthy breakfast that hits the spot! I honestly want to make this for my breakfast every morning because it such a great combination. The granola and yogurt was also really unique, with homemade “granola” which consisted of nuts and a nice crunchy mix to offset the smoothness of the yogurt. 

  Republique is a great option for breakfast or brunch on the go as well since they have a complete bakery that you can just order to go. They have so many delicious options that you’ll definitely want to go back again to try something new! 

   

         

XOXO,

Sky

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My Fave Sparkling Drinks

I’m a sucker for sparkling water so naturally,  I’m dying to share some of my favorite sparkling drink recipes with you! 

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Rosemary Infused Strawberry
This is one of the most refreshing drinks, perfect for summer! Smash up some strawberries and mix the juice with sparkling water. Add fresh rosemary sprigs in for a fun twist. The earlier in advance you add your rosemary in, the more flavor infused your drink will be.

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Perrier
One of my favorite sparkling waters is Perrier. I consider myself a water connoisseur and I have found this to be the best sparkling out there! I mean I’d prefer a nice glass of water over a mixed drink any day (stay tuned for my water tasting adventures). My friends and family all call me crazy when it comes to my water preferences. I admit I am a bit extreme. Anyways, Perrier lemon adds more dimension to these fun recipes so it’s a must try!

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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
Gotta love a sparkling lemonade! I love mixing Simply Lemonade or Hubert’s Lemonade with Perrier Lemon and fresh strawberry juice. Garnish with mint and fresh berry pieces for the perfect refreshment.

Whether it’s as simple as mixing sparkling water with cranberry juice or fresh squeezed OJ, or trying out one of these more intricate recipes, sparkling water is the best way to spritz up your summer!

XOXO

SKY

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A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

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  I fell in love with the idea of wearing a two piece skirt set to a formal event I had coming up. I searched the internet to try and find something to match the outfit I had created in my mind. Thank goodness for Topshop coming to my rescue with this adorable cream, sequin, bralette and high waisted skirt! Both pieces are limited edition and are no longer available,  but Topshop is constantly coming out with similar styles. The reverse side of the sequins are gold, which is totally glam and naturally lead me to gold accessories.

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  I got a great deal on rose gold (my fave color) Renvy sandals on Gilt and a boxy gold hardware clutch from Nordstrom. Both the skirt and bralette were ordered via pesonal styling at the Vegas Topshop location.

   With all my sequins and metallic statements, I opted for a dramatic highlighted cheekbone and gold eye makeup with bold lashes!

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XOXO

SKY

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Dinner @ Urth Caffe WeHo

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My most recent outing to Urth Caffe WeHo consisted of a healthy meal and sweet dessert! Urth is one of my favorite places in LA, from the unique menu, perfect coffees, decadent desserts, and the cozy atmosphere.

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Lattes are always my go to drinks but I also tried an espresso macchiato. Both were great of course! I suppose I was too hungry to snap a pic of the Mediterranean platter and sprout sandwich I ordered. I would definitely recommend the platter for a meal on the lighter side, with great variation,  and a unique taste! The best part of the meal was the NY cheesecake. I’m a tad addicted to cheesecake and I can say that this is hands down one of the most delicious ones I have ever  had.

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P.S. The fact that Kylie Jenner is a regular here, well that doesn’t hurt either!

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Double Band Ring Gorjana
Lana Del Rey Nails via Blossom Beauty Lounge

XOXO

SKY

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Ready For Abduction

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I absolutely fell in love with this gruesome skirt I spotted from a boutique in Beverly Hills! My cropped,  red, leather jacket is a perfect match with this high waisted skirt. The jacket, as well as my black crop top, were both purchased from the Saavy section of Nordstrom. I topped the look off with my Miu Miu strappy heels and my favorite Celine bag ofcourse. This skirt will definitely be one of my favorite summer pieces!

XOXO

SKY

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