Saturday, September 19, 2015

From Summer to Fall

If you're anything like me, the minute the weather gets cooler I'm breaking out the scarves, boots, plum colored lipsticks and darker eyeshadows. This is my favorite season and I love switching up my style and makeup to match the colder weather.

Here are a few of my quick and easy tips to change your makeup routine from the heat of summer to the chill of autumn.

~ Cream based eyeshadows. I don't why I always reach for these in fall/winter, but it never fails that I do. It's not like I don't wear them in summer, but when the weather is so hot that you're melting, cream shadows may not be the best idea.

My favorite cream shadows- 

~ Deep reds and plum colored lips. I always wear a pink or orange lip in summer, the brighter the better. But when the leaves start to change I can't wait to break out my darker lipsticks. A 90's Vamp lip is in this winter season, anyone out there brave enough?

My favorite dark lip colors- 

~ Moisturizer. I know this isn't exactly makeup, but  with the colder weather comes dry skin. And no one like flaky dry skin. Keep a light but moisturizing cream on hand, and makeup sure your under-eyes aren't neglected! 

~ Switch up your foundation routine. I don't know about you guys, but in summer I don't wear foundation except on the rare occasion. I'll stick to BB creams or just powder, I just can't handle wearing that much makeup in the heat. But during the other half of the year, I like trying new foundations and having a more even skin tone.

My (current) top foundations-

I apologize if any images or text is showing up weird. My laptop decided to crash the other day and so I'm typing this post on my phone. 

Any other bloggers out there using their phones to blog? I'm thinking of getting a keyboard for my tablet. 'Cuz this is torture, ladies and gents. 

Lots of Love xx

Monday, September 14, 2015

New Beginnings

Moving is never as easy as you think it's going to be. It's actually usually a huge mess that you somehow survive with the help of friends and family. This move may have been one of the smoothest I've ever been a part of. Sure, my parents and I had to load a trailer by ourselves, drive 4 hours and then unload it at the other end. And then I had to crash in my mom's sewing room for 5 days before I could get into my own apartment. But it worked. Almost without a hitch.

And now here I am, back in the town that I call home and so incredibly happy that I am.
Here's a few new things-

My new job. I'm working as a receptionist with one of my best friends and some pretty awesome ladies. I love it. Sure, standing for 6-8 hours ain't any fun, especially on a twisted ankle you got by climbing in the garage (ha, oops). But it's a great environment and I've been having a good time learning a new job!

My new-all-my-own-at-home-but-not-really-apartment. Yup, I got the apartment above my parent's. But I love it. My dog can come upstairs and see me whenever she wants. My mom can pop up for little mini visits. We have dinner together when we aren't all working. But, I still have my own place to disappear to and make my own. It's kind of perfect. Especially since I can mooch off my parent's wifi (thanks mom!).

There are still a few little touches here and there I want to do. The first thing will likely be hanging my rope lights on the gallery wall- when I actually have a day off, of course...

I hope you all have a fabulous week, I'm off to work my 5th day in a row. Luckily I'm off Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My 25th Birthday

I celebrated my 25th birthday over the weekend, and I have to say that it was the best birthday that I can remember. 
Had a core group of friends over for food, sangria and silly pictures. Got a new polaroid camera from my parents that I am obsessed over. Had a birthday surprise of my college friend driving 2 hours to be at the party. And ended the night with a movie and even more food.

It was kind of perfect.

I wrote a post early last week about some of things I hoped to accomplish for my party. I thought I would show you all some of the little tidbits I did to make my 25th as glittery as humanly possible.
Spoiler- it worked ;)

(I totally forgot to even take these out of the freezer until people were leaving. They sat on a gold plate and everything. Blogger fail.)

One of my best friends brought pickle wraps and a strawberry cheesecake pudding that was to-die-for. I still have a large bowl of it in my fridge...

We had a wonderful time just sitting around and chatting, getting eaten alive by mosquitos. But it was exactly how I like to spend a Saturday night.

I hope you all had a fabulous Labor Day weekend, full of food and friends.