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Outfit Inspiration – Volume I

Just a little fall outfit inspiration. Here in Dallas, the weather cannot make up its mind, but it’s alright with me!  It was such a beautiful day to explore outside.  This cute corduroy button up skirt is from Target. I love how the rich oxblood color offsets the lighter pinks and tans. Since this skirt is highwaisted and appears shorter against my long legs, I paired it with an oversized Chelsea & Violet cardigan from Dillard’s to balance out the overall look. The cardigan helps bring the look together and take the focus off how much leg is showing. For taller girls, it’s important to utilize larger proportions to offset long limbs. A lesson learned from RuPaul 😉

red lipstick challenge

Recently, over on R/BrownBeauty there was a red lipstick challenge.  A CHANCE TO PLAY IN A SOME RED LIPSTICKS! In essence the challenge was to wear the red lipsticks in your collection in consecutive days, although, I had a blast doing it in a matter of hours.  The point was so that you’ll remember why you bought them and fall in love again.  And who can turn down a good makeup challenge? Here were a few of my personal favorite red lipsticks I tested for the challenge.

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Shiro Cosmetics Swatches

That’s Chess // Climbing Chaos // Constant Vigilance // Epona // Wizard Wheezes // Baker’s Boy

Finally got around to swatching some of the Shiro Cosmetics eyeshadow pigments I ordered ages ago.

If you have’t heard of Shiro Cosmetics, I highly recommend checking them out.  It’s an indie makeup brand that offers many vegan and cruelty free products.  The products are handcrafted in tiny batches and quite perfectly blends makeup/cosmetics with geeky and nerdy themes.  One of my personal favorite collections is the Seven Kingdoms collection (Game of Thrones).  There’s even a shade called “Nic Cage Raking Leaves on a Brisk October Afternoon”! They offer a VARIETY of shades, hues, and colors of eyeshadows, lip colors, and blushes so there’s something that will work for any personality and skin tone. AND, if you’re not ready to commit, THEY OFFER SAMPLE SIZES so you can test all the things your precious heart desires!! Who can say no to SAMPLES?? Not me, that’s who…

Shiro Cosmetics – view the site here

Drake face sticker

How ADORABLE is this little Drake sticker?  

My First Etsy Sticker Mini-Haul!

A few weeks ago, I received a few of my Esty sticker orders in the mail.  I’m super excited to put these into my planner because they are unique and adorable!

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Red Lipstick Swatches on dark skin
1. MAC Russian Red  //  2. Lime Crime Red Velvet – Purchased through Amazon  //  3. MAC Lady Danger  //  4. Revlon Certainly Red  //  5. MAC Viva Glam Rihanna

Looking for the perfect bold red lip to rock this holiday season?

Leave people speechless with your makeup this holiday and they won’t be able to pry into your personal life 😉 An easy way to achieve a show-stopping holiday glam look is to add a bold, statement area to draw the eye closer.  Red lipstick is an easy way to elevate your look. Red lipstick pairs great with a nude eye and some killer liner. Or try red lipstick and gold highlighter for a healthy, holiday glow.

The parties will be festive, can you say the same about your makeup?

Everyday Makeup for Dark Skin

1. M.A.C. Blot / Loose Powder – NC45 Discontinued // 2. Rimmel Stay Matte Primer // 3. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat in 6.5 Luminous Toffee // 4. M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold Deposit  // 5. M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC45 // 6. Maybelline Baby Skin Primer // 7. M.A.C. Blunt Blush // 8. M.A.C. Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray

Everyday Makeup for Dark Skin

My current full coverage everyday makeup routine for dark skin.  Just the basics such as primer, foudation, and powder.  The eyes and lip products change depending on my mood for each day but these products are my go-to staples currently!