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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Get Ready with Me || Holiday Edition

IT'S CHRISTMAS BREAK!!! Praise Jesus Hallelujah!

On the first day of Christmas, I'm showing you...a get ready with meeeee ! (my own rendition of "On the First Day of Christmas")


Finally being on break means I actually have time to put a concerted effort in getting ready for the holidays and a special date night outfit/makeup look.  Tonight Jake and I are starting a new tradition, a holiday dinner together before Christmas!  Since the Cheesecake Factory just opened up we've decided to make it our first stop.  Without further ado, lets get ready ;)

FACE

  1. I almost always do make up before hair, no rhyme or reason to it, it's simply what I've always done.  I start my makeup routine by first applying my current foundation, which is the make-up forever ultra hd foundation.  LOVE this stuff you guys.  Absolutely no cakeiness to it (is that a word lol?), and it barely looks like you have anything on.
  2. I then set my foundation with the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. 10/10 recommend.
  3. Since it is winter and I'm definitely paler, I apply Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Chocolate all over my face to give it a nice glow.  Y'all I kid you not, this stuff literally smells like hot cocoa.  I probably give it a sniff every time before I put it on because it smells so good!!!
  4. I apply blush next to the apples of my cheeks.  I've been using THIS blush for awhile now and I really want to try a Nars blush...any recommendations ?? Throw em this way in the comments please!!
  5. After this I put some highlighter above my blush.  I've been using the top row of Shimmer Strips by Physicians Formula for awhile now.   Let me know in the comments if you have a highlighter you would recommend me.  I've considered the glow kit but I'm not sure.


EYES

  1. Now it's time for the eyes, this is my favorite part.  What is that quote I once saw?? I think it's "Your eyes are the window to your soul."  Anyways today I'm choosing to use my Naked 2 palette.  (This was actually my first official Sephora purchase ever!)
  2. Next I go in with THIS eyeliner to line the inside top of my eyes.
  3. I then will apply THIS mascara.  It does a pretty good job, however I won't be repurchasing this one.  It's a pain in the a** to remove.  I'm just waiting until Christmas day when I get a new tube of Better than Sex! WOOHOO holy grail y'all.  If you haven't tried it, you MUST!
  4.  The last part to the eyes is putting on my absolute favorite liquid liner.  Kat Von D tattoo liner is FAB.  It literally stays on all night with zero smudges.  Heck, I've even accidentally fell asleep wearing it and when I woke up the next morning it still looked the exact same as to when I applied it the night before. 10/10 for sure!
  5. Now for the finale, the eyebrows.  I ran out of my Anastasia brow pencil a couple of weeks ago and had this one lying around that I got for free.  It works pretty well.

LIPS

  1. For tonight I'm daring to be bold lol.  I've decided to use my Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. (Cruella Deville, if she doesn't scare you no evil thing will hehe.  Can I get a throwback to 101 Dalmatians)

HAIR

I'm keeping my hair normal today, which normal for me is straight.  However, with it being cold outside my hair is prone to breakage, and losing its moisture.  Therefore, I apply a small amount of the Garnier Marvelous Oil to the lengths and ends of my hair to keep it shiny and not dry. (You can buy this from the link I've posted or at CVS and Walgreens) I also, spray some hairspray in my hair before I leave or else I'm static central and I despise that feeling!

OUTFIT


Skirt: Banana Republic (I've had this for ages but here is a similar one) It's on sale!
Shirt: Francescas 
Shoes: Black Booties from DSW--Similar here
Stockings: I grabbed these at Fiore in Charlotte, but it's closed now. You can find cute pairs like this at most Boutiques, along with Francescas and Altar'd State.

XOXO

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