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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 ūüĎĄ @anastasiabeverlyhills Pure Hollywood @makeupforever gloss and matte velvet foundation ‚ú® Becca highlight- Moonstone 

XOXY,

Sky 

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Rainy Day Vibes||

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I’m not a huge fan of this rainy weather and all the gloom, so naturally I try to ignore it as much as possible. Wearing skirts and heeled booties in the rain? Obvious choice of course. Never let that cold weather keep you from dressing nice!

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Skirt| brandy melville $25

Shirt| Nordstrom BP

Jacket (similar style)| forever 21

Boots| balenciaga

Lip Color| bite matte creme crayon

XOXO
Sky

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Sephora Haul 12.17.14

I recently purchased a few of my favorite products as well as a few new ones from Sephora! A review will be coming very soon!

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Okay, I am so excited to announce that I finally got my BLACK beauty blender! I have been obsessing over it for some weird reason. I guess I just don’t enjoy pink as much. I’m sure it works just as well as the pink one, which I would highly recommend to you all! Don’t worry about the color because the beauty blender will do your face more justice than any brush or knockoff sponge.

I also purchased the green, latex free DUO eyelash glue, which I have heard marvelous things about. I have only used the original DUO glue, so I am excited to try this one out since it is a different formula with a brush on applicator.

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer is a product I have been using for awhile as a foundation base for oily skin. Obviously, since I bought more, it is a favorite of mine. I bought two mini sizes because I prefer those for traveling, versus the larger one. The minis are $18 each while the full size is $52 and holds three time the amount of product as the mini.

My Anastasia Brow Whiz a must, of course. However, I opted for medium ash instead of caramel because I feel it may compliment my hair and skin tone better. So, the review of this new color is soon to come.

I also received some awesome freebies! The Versace Yellow Diamond Perfume has refreshing floral notes, which I personally am not the biggest fan of when it comes to fragrances. The Glam Glow brightmud eye treatment is something I am looking forward to trying to brighten the eyes and rid of those lines and dark circles. The Dr Jart dis-a-pore beauty balm is meant to diminish pores and such, but if you refer to one of my previous posts, the Nip and Tuck Glycolic Serum has already done wonders as far as that problem. Finally, the Hourglass Illusion Skin Tint is an oil free cream you can throw on quickly as an alternative to full on foundation. I will be sure to post a review of all the great products from this haul so stay tuned!

XOXO
Sky

Beauty Blender $19.90

Anastasia Bev Hills Brow Whiz $21

DUO eyelash glue
$9
Hourglass primer

$18

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NIP & FAB – glycolic fix serum

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The truth is, I normally don’t waste money on skin products because I have experienced such bad luck with them. However, when I saw Kylie Jenner posted a picture of a Nip and Fab product then ran across it at Ulta, I couldn’t resist. This particular product focuses on getting rid of fine lines and large pores. I suffer from expression marks just across my forehead and terrible genetics when it comes to the pores on my nose. With that being said, I have tried a variety of products to eliminate these issue ranging from $10 to $90, yet they have all failed. In just a few uses, I noticed very visible results especially when it comes to the pores. The product claims to cure all these flaws within two weeks so I will be sure to update you all when that point comes! So far, the few days I have used the serum have proven it to be a miracle! More pictures with after results will be coming soon.

Nip and Fab glycolic fix serum $11.99

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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Raise that brow: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Trust me, I am no makeup artist, but I¬†do love makeup.One of the greatest compliments a girl can get? Her brows! It’s hard to explain, but brows just have some magical way of pulling your whole face together. The way they arch tells so much about you and your style, as outlandish as that may sound. So, I recently starting investing a bit more in brow products than usual, opting for Anastasia Beverly Hills, which you can find at Sephora.

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I first use the Brow Wiz to line the bottom of my brows and to fill in the end portion of the arch closest to my ears. Be sure to use the spooley to blend this harsh line in well! I then use the Brow Powder to lightly fill in the portion of my brows nearest to my nose. A small angled brush is perfect for shaping your brow into your ideal shape. I then usually apply a light, shimmery shadow or cream eyeliner directly beneath my brow and blend it in with a small blending brush. Finally, apply the clear Brow Gel, starting from the inner portion, swiping outwards towards the ends of the arches.

I love these products, besides the fact that the Brow Wiz dies down quickly and has a very short lifespan. It’s quite pricey for¬†the¬†few uses you get out of it in comparison to normal brow pencils. I currently use medium brown in both the pencil and powder, but I am hoping to switch to soft brown, which is a bit darker. I would definitely recommend getting a powder one shade lighter than the pencil if you desire a more natural and faded tone at the portion of your brow nearest your nose, rather than a monotone brow throughout.

Cheers to the first of many selfies to come…

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel

P.S. I am not wearing any shadow or lip product in this image, but I am using Nars Blush in Orgasm and Urban Decay Baked Bronzer

XOXO

SKY

 

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Black&White

Not to be completely biased but…¬†black&white truly are the greatest colors on this planet! There isn’t a color combo that I love more than this one. These colors are so simple, yet always trendy and chic, which is why it is consistently a popular style on the red carpet! Last year at Cannes, b&w was everywhere.¬†Daisy Buchannan (a.k.a.¬†Carrie Mulligan) rocked the carpet in her unique Vionnet gown. Emma Watson kept it simple and glam in Chanel while Jennifer Lawrence opted for a strapless Dior piece. I mean when JLaw wears it, you knows it’s fashionable.These classic colors have, again, been spotted at Cannes this year¬†, so we’ll see what the rest of the days brings us.

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Then there’s this year’s Met Gala,¬†in which the theme was Charles James inspired¬†“White-TIe”. From RiRi to Cara, Hollwood’s finest were decked head to toe in b&w. Queen B wore a sheer, beaded, Givenchy Haute Couture piece in contrast with her man, Jay-Z, who opted for a white tux (pre-elevator madness). Here are some of my fave black and white looks from the Met Gala…¬†Image

 

Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

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Victoria Beckham wearing her own line

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SJP in Oscar de la Renta

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Rihanna in a white Stella McCartney gown contrasting with her black locks

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Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

The red carpet was overwhelmed b&w at the Met
Check out all of the other amazing looks!

 

How to rock the B&W trend everyday!

 

We might not all be in need of a $$$ designer gown this summer, but that doesn’t mean we all can’t stay fashionable in b&w! Simple b&w pieces are a wardrobe staples so don’t be afraid to invest a bit! Making the look all your own is super easy by adding twists like leather accents, fun graphic tees, or even¬† spikes! Hints of neon? Perfect to break the constraints of bland b&w!

 

¬†I know I’ll definitely be all over this trend.

 

How will you be owning black and white this summer?

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1. Gucci Leather T-shirt

   Zara Culotte Shorts

   River Island Black and white stripe barely there sandals

   Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Lil Ukita

2. River Island White foil lip print cropped t-shirt

    ROMWE | Split Side Black Asymmetric Skirt

    Ben Amun Gold Chain Link Necklace
CC Skye MERCY SPIKE Bracelet in Gold

    Jeffrey Campbell Alva spike hi top trainer black leather spikes

3. BALMAIN striped cropped blazer

    Zalando Little White Lies Shorts

    Jimmy Choo Lance Neon Yellow Patent Leather Strappy Sandals

    Z Spoke by Zac Posen Leather clutch

XOXO

-SKY

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