Friday, June 5, 2015

Julep May 2015 Maven Box Polishes: Moni and Spencer

Julep Moni:

Nautical nails done with Julep's Spencer (gold) and Butter London's Royal Navy:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Julep May 2015 Maven Box

I picked up my Maven box this month pretty much because I needed a gold polish that was going to work for stamping and because I am an eyeshadow ADDICT (help me?). All Julep had to say was eyeshadow and I was all in on this box. Below is what the box looked like when I opened it. They were nice enough to include two pieces of salt water taffy in every box complete with allergy information. I love that little bit of extra care (I mean the allergy info. I know you were thinking I meant the candy ;) ). It's a great addition for the modern girl (or boy!) since so many people have allergies or special dietary restrictions.

Another look at my goodies just so we can perfect that #flatlay (insert winky face here). I seriously need to get emojis for my blogging already. Does anyone know where I can get those?

The eyeshadow duo (it reminds me so much of NARS in a good way) and swatches:

The pale gold color is a bit difficult to see but it is swatched right under where my watermark ends. I can't say enough good things about this eyeshadow. It really feels like velvet. That was not just a marketing gimmick. The shadow is very soft and very pigmented. It lasted eight hours on me which isn't that amazing but I do have oily eyelids so a lot of shadows don't have longevity on me. This is actually one shadow I don't mind reapplying because the compact is small and easily fits in my purse. Also it just feels super luxurious like NARS so I kinda want to just pull it out of my bag and show it off in the ladies' room.

For polish swatches, stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lingerie--And How To Wear It This Summer

So Adore Me, a New York based lingerie brand, just came out with their new lookbook and I couldn't help thinking it was a shame that most girls associate lingerie with Valentine's or a wedding. Lingerie is not always about how you look or impressing your significant other. It can just be an expression of how confident and happy you feel that day (like makeup!). Today I wanted to show you a makeup look I would pair with one of Adore Me's lingerie sets. I have linked both Adore Me's website and the products used throughout this post (just move the cursor over the text). The set below is one that I would wear on a honeymoon or a summer vacation. I kept the look a bit more bridal since wedding season is coming up. However, I have one more look coming up that is 100% casual.

This set just screamed bridal to me when I saw it (something blue, anyone?). However, I personally wouldn't wear it to the wedding since I would want a bit more of a push up bra for the actual wedding dress (don't worry Adore Me has you covered on that front). But this is perfect under the summer sundress on the honeymoon or just on a casual vacation this summer. It's a nice set to wear under a sheer shirt so that you can show off the detailing on the bra. 

Here's the makeup look I would pair with this lingerie set:

I wanted to look to be soft and somewhat innocent. I went for bold brows using the darkest shade in my Maybelline Natural Smokes quad since this summer is all about bold brows. Then I combined several pale pink and taupe shades from the new 35T palette from Morphe Brushes for the eyes. To finish the look, I swiped a bit of blush from the Sculptionary Cheek Contouring palette from Clinique in Defining Nudes and added a coat of Better Than Sex mascara from TooFaced. I also kept my hair natural and messy for that innocent, summer-y vibe.

So tell me, where do you wear your fancy lingerie?

Disclaimer: Links provided in this post ARE NOT affiliate links.  I'm not that famous (wink). Also I have never personally worn Adore Me and can only verify their style potential not quality or support as lingerie.

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