Thursday, September 22, 2016

Beauty-ful in Vegas, with Vegas.com


From the lights to the shows, Vegas is a place where everything sparkles. When I heard about Vegas.com and how they were interested in showcasing how you could transition your makeup from day to night while staying Vegas ready, I of course jumped at the opportunity!



To me, Vegas is all about the glitz and the glam, and for this look I chose to be inspired by the  Cosmopolitan hotel. 

Located in the heart of the strip, the Cosmopolitan has specialized boutiques, spa, and a casino, to fulfill your every desire; day or night!

I wanted to bring an element of my own style, but also incorporate the captivating and flirtatious allure this hotel embodies!


For my daytime glam, I chose to go with something simple that I know always looks good! Think of this look as your transition. A neutral shade in the crease and lower lash-line adds subtle definition that will help to blend out darker shadows later at night. While a natural highlight and bronzed skin gives you an awake and ready to conquer the day parties feel! 


Because Vegas is the city that never sleeps, you don't want to have to worry about spending too much time taking your makeup from day to night. Finish off this day look with a pretty, matte pink lip. Matte lips are great because they don't require touch-ups even through eating, drinking, and laughing!


To take my makeup from day to night, I decided to do something smokey, sexy, and shimmery- everything you think of when you think Vegas and the Cosmopolitan!
By having a base already applied, it's easy to build up your eyes to the desired smokiness. 
Start by adding a darker shadow into your crease/ transition area, and continue to blend and build until desired intensity. Top off the eyes with something flashy and fun. I opted for Colourpop's supershock shadow in Lovely. For a dark look like this, I like to apply a cream base before packing on shadow. Not only does this deepen the color, but makes the multi-dimensional glitter pop even more!


Complete your nighttime look by amping up your contour with a luminizing bronzer, and swap the matte lip for a nude gloss to compliment the eyes. Of course you wouldn't be Vegas ready without an extra pop of highlight. Because why not shine brighter than the casino lights?!

I wanted to include an outfit that also plays off the seductiveness of Vegas and the Cosmopolitan. Mixing girly with grunge, this romper is also great for daytime. Ditch the heels, throw on your favorite sneaks and you're ready to explore the strip!


Three major keys when it comes to Vegas glam 🔑;
1. Hydrating Under-eye Primer: because drinking and no sleep can really take a toll on this area
2. Setting Spray: so you can enjoy all the fun without sweating your makeup off
3. Brow Gel: like hairspray for brows, because fly aways on your face are not cute either


Be sure to head over to Vegas.com to check out all their other glamorous hotels and Vegas vacation packages!



*outfit deets:
with links

playsuit: AGACI (and it's currently on sale!)
similar; herehere, and here
shoes: LOLASHOETIQUE
similar; here
jacket: was a gift
similar; here & here


*products used:

D A Y T I M E  G L A M--

eyes;
TOO FACED: Shadow Insurance Primer
NYX: Kiss the Day (brow bone highlight)
THE BALM COSMETICS: Bahama Mama Bronzer (transition/ crease/ lower lash-line)
COVERGIRL: Lash Blast Mascara
SALON PERFECT: 615 Lashes
NYX: Micro Brow Pencil- Ebony
ANASTASIA BH: Clear Brow Gel

face;
NYX: Dewy Finish Setting Spray (prime/hydrate)
SMASHBOX: Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation
LA GIRL: HD Concealer- Beautiful Bronze (cream contour)
SMASHBOX: Photo Finish Hydrating Undereye Primer
LA GIRL: HD Concealer- Classic Ivory (conceal dark circles)
LA GIRL: HD Concealer- Porcelain (conceal/ highlight)
RCMA: No Color Powder (to set)
MAC: Give Me Sun Bronzer
THE BALM COSMETICS: Mary-Lou Manizer (highlight)

lips;
MAC: Whirl
MELT COSMETICS: Sext


N I G H T  T I M E  G L A M--

eyes;
TOO FACED: Shadow Insurance Primer
URBAN DECAY: Venus (brow bone highlight)
THE BALM COSMETICS: Bahama Mama Bronzer (transition shade)
URBAN DECAY: Faint (deepen transition/ crease)
MORPHE BRUSHES: 28F Palette- Dark Brown Matte shade (crease color)
NYC: Showtime Velvet Eyeliner- Black (lid/ base for shimmer shadow)
COLOURPOP: Supershock Shadow- Lovely (lid- pressed onto black liner)
THE BALM COSMETICS: Mary-Lou Manizer (inner corner highlight)
COVERGIRL: Lash Blast Mascara
SALON PERFECT: 615 Lashes
NYX: Micro Brow Pencil- Ebony
ANASTASIA BH: Clear Brow Gel

lower lash-line;
NYC: Showtime Velvet Eyeliner- Black (waterline)
ANASTASIA BH: Noir (set eyeliner)
MORPHE BRUSHES: 28F Palette- Dark Brown Matte Shade (blend/smoke out liner)
THE BALM COSMETICS: Bahama Mama Bronzer (blur/ blend out lower lash-line)
COVERGIRL: Lash Blast Mascara

face;
NYX: Dewy Finish Setting Spray (prime/hydrate)
SMASHBOX: Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation
LA GIRL: HD Concealer- Beautiful Bronze (cream contour)
SMASHBOX: Photo Finish Hydrating Undereye Primer
LA GIRL: HD Concealer- Classic Ivory (conceal dark circles)
LA GIRL: HD Concealer- Porcelain (conceal/ highlight)
RCMA: No Color Powder (to set)
MAC: Give Me Sun Bronzer
LORAC: Tantilizer (to give skin an overall glow)
BENEFIT: Watts up (cream highlight)
THE BALM COSMETICS: Mary-Lou Manizer (powder highlight)
COVERGIRL: Classic Pink Blush

lips;
MAC: Lipliner- Whirl
COLOURPOP: Ultra Glossy Lip- Lychee Me







Saturday, September 3, 2016

LABOR DAY STEALS AND DEALS



With is being a holiday this weekend, we all have gained a little extra time. Extra time to spend with your family, your Netflix and snacks, hanging with friends by the pool for the last BBQ of summer, or a little extra time to online shop!

I put together a guide to inform you on some of the best beauty and fashion steals out this Labor Day weekend! Plus a few of my favorites linked from each retailer. Because what's better than a four day weekend and a good sale?!



*all product pics are linked


Colourpop Cosmetics:
If you've been rockin' with me for a while [now], you've seen this brand come up multiple times in some of my looks and favorites posts. Amaaazing quality products that don't retail for more than $10; except maybe a holiday set or bundle!
**LABOR DAY DEAL:
Spend $10, get 1 full size ultra matte lip
Spend $20, get 2 full size ultra matte lips
Spend $40, get 3 full size ultra matte lips
Spend $50, get 4 full size ultra matte lips
choose from 4 of their new colors, while supplies lasts!








Missguided:
The online retailer for the ultimate babes! I order waaaay too much from here, if that is even a real issue. If like me, you're also a fan of neutral toned, girl boss, trendsetting clothes, then there is no way you'll leave this site empty handed!
**LABOR DAY DEAL:
30% off all items, excluding sale with code: LABORDAY




Jeffree Star Cosmetics:
It's hard to put in words my love for this brand, especially the liquid lipsticks..but you all should know that by now.
If you want to end the summer with some fun lipsticks, you can get them for 50% off! Also, if you missed the launch of their first eyeshadow palette, it's back in stock at a discounted price.
**LABOR DAY DEAL:
50% off summer lipstick bundle and individuals (this makes the individuals only $9!!)
20% off Beauty Killer eyeshadow palette
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only!





Lolashoetique:
If I'm not slaying my fury slides, I'm in heels; and Lolashoetique never lets me down! Selling some of the hottest trends in shoes, I can literally get lost browsing through their site. Check out their Instagram for cute #shoefies, and catch me rockin' a pair in my #ootds!
**LABOR DAY DEAL:
25% off entire site with code: LABORSLAY






20% off entire site, except eyescream palette with code: LABORDAY

25% off entire site with code: 25OFF

15% off entire site with code: LASTHURRAH

10% off entire purchases of $50 or more
Free shipping on purchases of $30 or more with code: LABORDAY

(the cutest makeup themed clothes and accessories)
20% off entire order with code: LABORDAY

(my favorite skincare brand!)
15% off entire site with code: STOCKUP

50% off everything with code: CELEBRATE50

BOGO all sale items with code: BOGOFREE

20% off entire site with code: WORKIT

30% off Drenched Metal & Highlighting Palette with code: LABORDAY30


**As always, be sure to follow and check your favorite brands and retailers Instagrams for any new or updated holiday sales!**



You know the drill...
Shop through Ebates to get cash back for all your online purchases. 
Sign up and start saving, here!




Happy Shopping!