October 30, 2014


Last week I got together with my sweet friend Jess, who is a makeup artist,  and she gave me a complete makeover and tips for applying makeup. I have such a tough time finding what works for me and how to wear what that I had all kinds of questions for her. She was so helpful to let me know how to do things, like shape my brows, and what colors work best with my skin tone. I'm not one to usually wear a lot of makeup, mostly because I don't know what I'm doing when I apply it, but since Jess helped me out I feel like my brows look better than ever! I'm so thankful to have such super talented friends!

Here's a little round up of everything that she used on me. Also I apologize for the cellphone picture.. It seriously doesn't do the makeup justice!

moistuizer - cetaphil
foundation - Makeup Forever light beige (She mixed this with the lotion and I swear it was like magic! I have tons of freckles and this combo was total perfection!)
bronzer - Lorac tantalizer highlight and matte brozer duo
contouring - MAC mineralize skinfinish in dark deep
blush - Milani Liminoso 05
Highlight - NYX liquid illuminator gleam 02 and also MAC soft and gentle

liner - MAC burgundy
lipstick - MAC Diva

brows - MAC brunette veluxe brow liner pencil
cleaning brows - MAC NC30 studio finish concealer
eye primer - MAC paint pot painterly
eyelids - Too Faced Chocolate Bar (Marizpan)
outer corer - Too Faced Chocolate Bar (cherry cordial & semi-sweet)
crease - Too Faced Chocolate Bar (salted caramel & milk chocolate)
liner - Lorac pro palette black
under eye concealer - MAC pro long wear NC20
to set - Ben Nye Banana Powder
Lashes - Ardell Demi Wispies
Mascara - Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Endless

And to set everything she used MAC fix+ which is AMAZING!! I already have these items on my list of must haves! A huge thank you to Jess for making me look amazing!

Be sure to follow her on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK to see all of her amazing work! Check out her Halloween sneak peaks she posted yesterday! They are amazing!

October 29, 2014


So I'm totally that mom that dreads all the candy on Halloween... why? Not because my child will eat it all, but because I won't be able to control myself... Gahhh I love Halloween candy! I mean who doesn't!? So this year instead of handing out candy at Trunk or Treat night, I decided to dive into the massive stash of glow sticks we had setting in the garage (the perks to being married to a Marine) and create something fun and candy free to pass out to the kiddos! I was inspired by this post and decided to put my own twist on it! 
What you will need:
black construction paper
glow sticks 
glue or tape
First you will want to cut your construction paper and fringe the ends.
Next wrap the fringed paper around you glow stick to make it look like a broom and glue or tape the ends. 
Lastly you will want to tie you little tags on and that's it! Pretty easy right?! 

What do you plan to pass out for Halloween this year? If you create this fun little DIY be sure to email or tag me! I love seeing all of your projects! 

Happy Hump Day!