Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mardi Gras Mambo

Mardi Gras is over! :( I am so sad because it's my most favorite holiday. I had a really good time in Nola, starting out the break with Midcity Ball.
 Saturday we went downtown, then uptown, then downtown, with a lot of rain keeping us company, which you can tell by the picture made me and Chels sad. Me, Gabi, and Becky just so happened to have Mardi Gras colored rain boots, which were adorable if I do say so myself.
Then we met a little man with the coolest motorcycle jacket I've ever seen riding down Bourbon Street.
The next day Chelsea, Lindsey and I got to dress like we were attending the Kentucky Derby. We then went on to toast the new Midcity court, having a delicious lunch, then watched the parade from the viewing stands! It was super fun, filled with beads and champagne, two of my favorite things. 
After that I just went to a bunch of parades and had a great time for the rest of the time I was there.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Happy Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope everyone is having a beautiful day! I love V-Day because it's a chance to tell everyone how much you love and appreciate them! Today's blog post is just a short and sweet little note to tell everyone who reads this that I love you all!

This is what I made today for breakfast!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Makeup Bag Monday: Eye Love Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow is my most favorite part of makeup. I love how with it you can go from a light and easy everyday look to a dramatic smokey eye in a few minutes and brush strokes. Some people are afraid to use eyeshadow because it can be kind of intimidating at first. If you are one of these people, have no fear. The best part about that is going to YouTube and searching "how to do a smokey eye." It will come up with a million different tutorials! After a while, you will find someone who you really like to watch their tutorials, and you can subscribe to them and see all of their tricks and trades.

The great thing about eyeshadow is that you can find great stuff at CVS just as easily as at Sephora. Today I am going to go over two different types of eyeshadow, one being more practical if you are on a budget. I will also review a product that I think is essential for creating the perfect eyeshadow look.

Maybelline Luminizing Eyeshadow: Eye Studio
This eyeshadow brand comes in 5 different palettes. I have the one pictured above and I must say: the picture does not do it justice! The colors are a lot more shimmery in real life. This palette is only about 10 dollars. It's great if you are not really sure about eyeshadow yet and don't want to invest a lot of money into something you don't feel comfortable with yet, but still want a good product.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow

Alice in Wonderland Palette
They don't make this any more because it was limited edition, but it is without a doubt my favorite thing in my makeup bag. Even though they don't make this exact palette, they still have other great ones that are very similar. 

Deluxe Shadow Box
I also have the deluxe shadow box which has lasted me forever and I highly recommend! It's $38, but it's something worth putting a little extra money into. It has nine different shades and a primer potion which is amazing.

Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube
The primer is amazing. According to the website it preps, brightens, and provides all-day wear. It's $20 dollars, but a lot of the time it will come with a palette of eyeshadow. It's a great product and I would say it's an essential in your makeup bag.