After this palette FINALLY being in stock at Ulta (I honestly went to go buy this about 12 times before they restocked) I cannot stay away from it. Those colors, I mean COME ON. If you haven’t tried any of Anastasia’s eyeshadows, I urge you to immediately go out and make the investment. Yes, they can be a little pricey, but then again, so are those delicious acai bowls I love but you don’t see me saying I won’t eat them again…

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette $42

Seriously…I mean SERIOUSLY?!? If this doesn’t remind you of playing in piles of autumn leaves you either a) didn’t have a childhood, b) live in Florida like me, or c) have a seriously warped vision of fall. Either way, bottom line is that this thing is absolutely g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s and you should 100% have it in your life.  Oh, and did I mention how ridiculously easy these shadows are to blend?! Gone are the days of sitting in front of the mirror, fluffy brush in hand, praying for the moment your perfect transition shade fades seamlessly into your crease.

Now, for this look I couldn’t possibly take all the credit. If you’ve ever sat for hours in front of your computer drooling over makeup tutorials, you know that those perfectly created masterpieces tend to spark a little creative interest within yourself. This look came after watching Chrisspy’s tutorial on a look created with the Modern Renaissance shadows. Honestly, I highly recommend binge-watching her videos over the latest Netflix fad. Here, really, take a look for yourself: Chrisspy YouTube

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Flash forward about 2 hours later: here I am with a look inspired by Chrisspy’s; it might’ve taken 3 lipstick changes, half a pan of MAC’s Soft & Gentle highlighter, and one intense dance break after finally applying the lashes just right, this is what we get.

So you don’t have to listen to me ramble for the hundredth time about how to blend your transition shade or how Benefit’s Hula Bronzer is the eighth wonder of the world, I’ll link her video here so you can watch a real professional (and not just the one I like to pretend to be). Chrisspy Modern Renaissance

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I know, she’s stunning… it doesn’t get any easier to walk in front of your own mirror after seeing her face transform into the superhuman she is… even after your 12th video straight. Anyways, that’s besides the point.

 

Right now, I’m pretending there’s an actual sunset right in front of me, I’m sitting on my back porch in West Virginia watching the last of the autumn leaves change with a gigantic mug of apple cider. When in reality, I’m sitting in yesterday’s leggings with a full face of makeup for tomorrow’s post, dreading going to my French class. Makeup can take you places people!

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So, whether you’re content with where you’re at in this exact moment or yearning for an escape to your favorite getaway, the point is simple: Makeup can give you a quick break from your reality and whisk you away to your happy place. At least that’s the relief it gives me, and today, that’s a thing to be thankful for.

 

xoxo

Hello beautiful people! Gosh I’ve missed this! I’ve  been so busy with school starting that I didn’t even have time to blog, so sorry 🙂

Since tons of people are going back to school I filmed a quick “Back to School” get ready with me video up on my channel! I’ll show ya’ll what I used on here and some pictures, but once again, it’s so much easier to watch on a video!

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Since it’s been SOOOOO hot and humid outside I’ve been trying to stay away from heavy foundations and stick with tinted moisturizers. Recently I’ve been loving Stila’s Sheer Color tinted moisturizer in shade fair ($34). I’ve never been a fan of tinted moisturizers because I always wanted more coverage, but lately I can’t get enough of the stuff! It’s just perfect for this cruel Florida weather.

In my last video I wasn’t sure if I loved the Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner, but that’s totally changed too! I haven’t touched anything else for the past week or so. It’s the blackest liner I’ve used and it does not move. I repeat: IT DOESN’T MOVE. Honest to goodness I have to scrub my eyes to get this stuff off… Some people might not love that, but I can’t stand when my eyeliner runs down my face and this stuff stays put for as long as you could possibly need.

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Products used:

Face

Revlon Photo Ready Perfecting Primer $13.99

Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer in Fair $34

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightening $9.99

Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in 330 Toffee $7.99

MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Light $26

Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush in Petal $9.79

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle $32

MAC Fix+ $22

Eyes

Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer $21

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in W.O.S and Naked $18

Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner $24

Stila Glamoureyes Mascara $22

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Chocolate $21

 

FYI: In case you were wondering, this is what I go through just to put one of these things up…

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And if your day’s going bad, just remember I stepped on my eyeshadow primer and got it everywhere…

 

Here’s the link to my newest video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tni9_SmX6w

I just started a YouTube channel and I really would love it if you guys to check it out!

It’s not near perfect yet but I’m gonna try my hardest to really get it going. I’m really passionate about all of this and want it to grow exponentially over the course of time. If anyone is interested in anything please don’t hesitate to ask or comment! I love the feedback 🙂 also, if you could share this with anyone who’s interested, I would love that. We all need to help each other out!

This is the look I filmed earlier today:
http://youtu.be/prWjy8BH-0w

It’s a purple eye with a really glow-y face! I’m all about trying new things and experimenting with colors so let me know what you think!

Again, if you have a YouTube channel or anything like that, please please please subscribe and share!

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