Wednesday, December 20, 2017

GLOSSIER, YOU.


Fragrance is something that has always been important to me. From the memories your favorite perfume can bring back, to the comforting smells of the holidays, even your mothers vanity. So while leaving the Glossier showroom, we were swept off the streets through the red doors to a private fragrance affair!


Greeted by the Glossier gals in all red suits and walls whispering compliments, this was the beginning of our journey of Glossier you!
Next we were given a pink ribbon to tie around our wrists, and led behind an accordion door of mystery. 


The theater inspired decor, from plush pink carpets to the giant infinity mirror reflect the design of the bottle, literally giving the feel as if you've been transported inside the fragrance!


So, let's talk Glossier you.
Described as the "ultimate personal fragrance", a scent that "whispers instead of shouts", and that holds its true scent from the time you spray it on, to the time you wash it off.

Glossier you is a mix of heavy base notes such as ambrette, ambrox, and musk, which are the warm creamy scents that melt into the skin. While spicy pink pepper and iris root are the subtle top notes that invite you to stay. 
It feels familiar, giving the sense of dejavu, or as Glossier calls it "skin-like". 
Glossier you is not just for women (the baby pink bottle might state otherwise), but men as well. Using your body's own PH to smell like an enhanced, cozy, version of you-- because you are the most important ingredient!


My honest take-away. I love the marketing done in the New York showroom to really give visitors an intimate feel and understanding of the well-thought out fragrance. Glossier you is a beautiful, dreamy fragrance but because I am someone who prefers a heavier scent, this wouldn't be my daily go-to, but a pick for lighter days. 
That's the beauty of this fragrance though, the simple yet personal approach with every spritz, resulting in a unique scent that really is YOU!

shop the fragrance here




Glossier you is located at:
123 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10013





Friday, December 8, 2017

Get Ready With Me & Maple Holisitics



Sometimes turning on your night out playlist and blending your eyeshadow to the beat, or continuing that binge worthy netflix docu-series while styling your hair can be just as fun as the event you're getting glam for! 

If you're anything like me, you enjoy doing your makeup way more than styling your hair (hence how the bun has become my signature look), but what if I told you I've found a shampoo that not only heals your scalp but gives your hair that red carpet shine and feel...




Maple Holistic's is a cruelty free brand of premium products designed to enhance hygiene, health, and daily living. I was fortunate enough to receive their tea tree shampoo, and after a few washes fell in love!


Tea tree can be used for many causes, but is amazing for treating the scalp. When most people think of all the benefits a shampoo has to offer, they think of how it will help their hair and this is where the misconception lies. Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, the same way good makeup starts with good skin!

This tea tree shampoo has the ability to sooth dry scalp helping reduce and remove dandruff. Also promoting hair growth, leaving hair feeling rejuvenated and fresh!

Maple Holistic’s tea tree shampoo is also formulated with jojoba oil, keratin, argan, lavender, and rosemary oils to further nourish and treat the scalp; and without all the bad stuff like sulfates, parabens, and gluten! 

From the way my natural waves dried, to the silkiness and life brought back to my hair after just a few washes, I could've gave the 90’s Herbal Essence girls a fun for their money!

*Because I’m not someone who shampoos everyday, this shampoo is ideal for it’s very hydrating. However, if you are someone who prefers daily shampooing I recommend alternating this shampoo with your other favorite 2-3 times throughout the week.


Shampoos, body care, essential oils, even items for your pet, Maple Holistic’s is your one stop shop for all-natural quality products! They're giving you all a chance to discover their amazing products as well.
Follow this link to start receiving your free goodies!

I want to try Maple Holisitics!





*M A K E U P  D E E T S:

KISS: Peony Lashes
DOSE OF COLORS: desixkaty- Fuego Highlight
NARS: Unlawful Blush
BITE BEAUTY: Custom Lipstick




Friday, December 1, 2017

GLOSSIER, IRL.


Now that I am fully recovered from my turkey coma, and slight jump back into reality, I can finally share with you all bits from my first trip to New York!
I know, it only took me 26 years to make it to the big apple.


I've been a fan of Glossier for quite some time now. (I actually did a post embracing their #glossierpink campaign last summer, which you can check out here) From sharing a love of baby pink, to believing that good makeup starts with good skin; and although makeup is glamorous it should also be effortless. 
Seeing how their headquarters is in Soho, I knew I had to stop by!


Glossier really has this whole branding thing down. From the moment you enter the building you're taken on an exciting journey up to the Penthouse, "just push the rainbow button labeled PH"  through the elevator doors, opening up to Glossier in real life!

The showroom is filled with podiums displaying all of their beauty essentials for curious enthusiasts to try and potentially buy. Surrounded by chic simplistic decor, experts in pink work suits ready to answer any questions or lend an insider tip, and mirrors reminding you how good you look around every corner!
Seriously, if you can break away from the goodies this place is very instagramable. 


On your way out be sure to pick up some exclusive Glossier postcards for yourself, some to give your friends FOMO, and if you’re me, your supportive boyfriend resting his feet. 


I wanted to share a few of my Glossier favs, in case you can’t wait until your next trip to NY to get your hands- or face on these amazing products!
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Boy Brow: my go-to product on natural days..actually on glam days too! This pomade like formula holds brows in place all day without stiffness adding just enough tint to appear fuller.

Balm dot com: Lip smackers all grown up! This do everything salve can be used on both the skin and lips. Packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to help nourish and hydrate. Seriously, this stuff will take your winter lips to new year baby smooth!

Clear Lip Gloss: 90's nostalgia in one bottle! Glossier has somehow made the most perfect clear gloss without any stickiness or grit, and added vitamin e to keep lips kissably soft. 



Glossier's showroom is located at:
123 Lafayette St., Penthouse, New York, NY 10013





*big thanks to Jeremy Biggers & my boo for these pics

Thursday, November 23, 2017

BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY DEALS 2017


While some of us are moving on to our third plate of the day, others are entering (or exiting) the turkey itis, the rest of us are hitting the sales! Now, if you're like me and prefer to shop from the comfort of your sweatpants this guide is all you need.
Once again, I've searched through the online madness to bring you the best deals and coupon codes this holiday weekend!

*all sites are linked


Velour Liquid Lipsticks- $15
Eyeshadow Palettes- $27
Lip Ammunition- $10.50
Skin Frost- $17
+ so many more deals!!
NO CODE NEEDED


50% off EVERYTHING!
code: FETCH50


30% off site wide!
NO CODE NEEDED


40% off site-wide
+ FREE Shipping
NO CODE NEEDED


25% off all sunnies
NO CODE NEEDED


Up to 85% off!
Velvetine Lipsticks- $3-$5
Pop on Nails- $6
Unicorn Hair dye- $10
+ many more steals!
NO CODE NEEDED


40% off entire site!
code: SLAYBELLS


Up to 90% off entire site!
code: CYBER


ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS:
50% off all Contour, Eyeshadow Singles, Concealers, Blush Trios
40% off Glow Kits, Liquid Lipsticks, Lip Glosses
30% off Matte Lipsticks, Darkside Liner
20% all Brow Products and Tools
+ new holiday sets launching & other deals!
NO CODE NEEDED


Up to 60% off
NO CODE NEEDED


30% off EVERYTHING:
code: BLACKFRIDAYWHOOP
*ends 11/28


35% off entire site!
+ FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50
code: CYBERMONDAY35
NO CODE NEEDED


GLOSSIER:
20% off EVERYTHING 
+ FREE shipping!
NO CODE NEEDED


100 NEW products launching Thanksgiving!
NO CODE NEEDED


30% off EVERYTHING!
code: EPIC30


L.A. GIRL COSMETICS:
40% off site-wide
+ FREE cosmetics bag with purchases $25 and over
*while supplies last
code: BLACKFRIDAY


30% off site-wide
*excludes holiday collection & wet set
NO CODE NEEDED


30% off EVERYTHING!
code: 30CYBER


DOSE OF COLORS:
40% off ENTIRE SITE
NO CODE NEEDED


20% off entire site!
code: BLACKFRIDAY20
*ends 11/25


SPECTRUM COLLECTION BRUSHES:
50% off Brushes & Brush Sets
NO CODE NEEDED


FREE SHIPPING all weekend
+ NEW Holiday Sets
NO CODE NEEDED


Up to 80% off select items!
NO CODE NEEDED


Friday- 50% off EVERYTHING
code: BLACK50
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Saturday- 40% off EVERYTHING
code: BLACK40
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Sunday- 30% off EVERYTHING
code: BLACK30
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Monday- FREE Worldwide Shipping
code: CYBER


FREE worldwide shipping
NO CODE NEEDED


35% off entire site!
code: CYBERMONDAY


20% off site-wide!
code: WITHLOVE


E.L.F. COSMETICS:
50% off site-wide!
*on orders $30 and over
code: CELEBRATE


25% off EVERYTHING!
code: ITSBFBABY


NEW products launching!
+ up to 60% off selected items
NO CODE NEEDED


40% off full-priced merchandise
code: ALLSMILES


LILLY LASHES:
25% off ALL LASHES!
+ a FREE lash applicator with every purchase! + free shipping on order over $50
NO CODE NEEDED


NATASHA DENONA:
30% off all Glow Products, Blushes, Eyeshadow Palettes
40% off Primers, Concealers, Foundations, Lipsticks, Brushes
50% off Eye & Lip Pencils
NO CODE NEEDED


25% off entire site!
code: MICDROP



**Be sure to check the IG's and websites of any additional brands you love throughout the weekend for added sales!**
*I'll be sure to update this post as I come across new deals and codes!*


If you've been with me for awhile then you know I only online shop through EBATES--
It's literally like getting paid to shop! 
Sign up here to start receiving cash back for all your qualifying purchases.




Happy Shopping & Happy Thanksgiving!





Friday, November 17, 2017

Photoshoot Glam with Kourtney Kellar pt. 2


*cues Pocket Full of Sunshine...

Another weekend, another chance to glam one of my favorite faces!
When I asked Kourtney the look she wanted this shoot she said, and I quote; "Make me look like an Instagram baddie again!"
Should we rename the makeupbyKitty special?!


When it comes to deciding what makeup look I'm going to create, I like to take certain things into consideration. For example, time of day, wardrobe, and overall knowledge of your clients wants/needs and skin type.

Since me and Kourt have worked together throughout the years, some of these factors were second nature. However, I knew I wanted to keep her skin glowing and fresh, we would be doing lots of outdoor shots- but play up her features in a way that differed from our last glam sesh!

My current obsession- liquid highlighters.
I used one of my favorites at the moment, [the] custom enhancer drops by Cover Fx. These can be applied alone, on top of makeup, or mixed in with foundation to provide a more metallic glow. For this look, I applied one to two drops to the high points of Kourtney's face before foundation to give a more lit from within look.

Using these products in conjunction with other highlighters ensures you'll be competing with the sun for the brightest glow!



To keep Kourtney's skin the focus, I opted for a natural smokey eye; keeping the sultriness around the lash line.








M A K E U P  D E E T S:

F A C E;

MARIO BADESCU: Rose Water Facial Spray
COVER FX: Custom Enhancer Drops- Moonlight
RCMA: Foundation
L'OREAL: Pro Glow Foundation (to provide natural dewy-ness) *applied to outer parts of face
LA GIRL: HD Concealer
RCMA: No Color Powder
MAC: Studio Fix Powder
MAC: Give Me Sun Bronzer
MAC: Peaches
DOSE OF COLORS: DesixKaty Highlighter- Fuego


E Y E S;

ANASTASIA BH: Raw Sienna (transtion/crease)
ANASTASIA BH: Warm Taupe (outer v/ crease)
ANASTASIA BH: Deep Brown (outer v/ lashline)
ANASTASIA BH: Noir (darken/ define lash line) 
ANASTASIA BH: Bone (lid)
MAYBELLINE: Big Shot Mascara
SALON PERFECT: 615 Lashes
NYX: Micro Brow Pencil- Taupe

*repeat shadows on lower lashe-line


L I P S;
MAC: Lipliner- Spice
HOT MAKEUP: Fashion Fixation Lipstick- Fairytale










Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Akasha, QUEEN OF THE DAMNED; Halloween Glam



I know, I know, another throwback look... but how could I let Halloween pass again without sharing the deets behind this "award winning costume" (hey, our combined efforts did win Val best costume last year)!


Valerie came to me with this idea of Akasha, and her DIY costume - which she slaaayyedd by the way, and I just knew that together we were going to create fire!

We really wanted to embody the character of The Queen. A powerful, seductive man eater (literally) with amazing cheekbones!


To enhance Valerie's facial features in the most queen of the damned way, I used a combination of cream and powder bronzers to sculpt her face into a more fierce vampire-like appearance. 
The key to avoid this heavy bronzed glam looking muddy, is to apply similar toned products in a gradient. Think the same way you would create a smokey eye. 
Start with the lightest shade to sculpt, gradually adding deeper, darker colors until shape and intensity is met.


I typically don't skimp on liquid liner when it comes to Valerie's makeup, but I told her to trust me on this one, for this look didn't need it! Because the black shadow is so dramatic, adding winged liner and heavy lashes would be overpowering, drawing the focus away from the exaggerated lines.


**check out a mini snapchat tut below**





*M A K E U P  D E E T S:


f a c e;

SMASHBOX: Pore Perfecting Primer
RCMA: Foundation Palette (for foundation & cream contour)
LA GIRL: HD Concealer
RCMA: No Color Powder
THE BALM COSMETICS: Bahama Mama (to deepen hollows of face/ contour)
MAC: Sun Power Bronzer (to bronze/ contour)
MAKE UP FOR EVER: Pro Sculpting Duo- #2 Golden (bronze & highlight)
ANASTASIA BH: Gleam Glow Kit- Mimosa (highlight)
THE BALM COSMETICS: Mary Lou Manizer (even more highlight)
THE BALM COSMETICS: Betty Lou Manizer (blush)


e y e s;

ELF: Eyeshadow Primer
URBAN DECAY: Naked Basics Palette- Naked
ANASTASIA BH: Noir
ULTA: Gel Eyeliner Pencil- Black
COVERGIRL: Lash Blast Mascara
SALON PERFECT: 615 Lashes

SEPHORA COLLECTION: Complete Eyebrow Kit
ANASTAISA BH: Clear Brow Gel


l i p s;

MAC: Stripped Down Liner
JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS: Velour Liquid Lipstick- Celebrity Skin



* Hinton- Fade
https://soundcloud.com/prodhilton/fade









Happy Halloween!🎃








Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SWEATPANTS & HEELS


Two of my favorite things.


I've been into sweatpants and heels ever since Paris Hilton paired her favorite pointy toed pumps with a baby pink Juicy tracksuit back on the Simple Life. Fast-forward a few years- and a few eye rolls from friends, to no other than Kim K making fetch happen.

Like I said, I'm totally on board with this trend. Anyone who knows me knows I would choose a pair of sweats over "real pants" 5 out of 7 days of the week! 


For this look, I kept things monochromatic and simple. Draping my favorite denim jacket (another one of my most loved trends) for mother nature can't commit to fall here in Texas just yet.
Dress your sweats up with a lacy, romantic bodysuit, contrasting crop top, or go full cozy vibes with a coordinating hoodie.
Comfort and style, do I really need to say more?!





shop similar sweats:







*O U T F I T  D E E T S:
with links


crop: FASHION NOVA
similar -- herehere, & here

boots: LOLASHOETIQUE
similar -- here & here

denim jacket: ASOS
similar -- here & here