Friday, September 29, 2017

Photoshoot Glam with Kourtney Kellar

I was finally reunited with one of my favorite faces yesterday!

Kourtney wanted something glowy and bronzed for her shoot- basically the makeupbyKitty special!

The key to achieving this kind of look is prepping the skin to provide that natural glow. Because no matter how good the makeup application, it looks even better when skin is plump and hydrated.

One of my favorite ways is by using facial sprays. Not only do these sprays provide instant moisture to the skin, they dry down quickly and can be worn underneath or on top of makeup. Making them ideal to use on clients. Many sprays are also formulated with vitamins, antioxidants, and other feel good ingredients!

Kourtney also requested we make her features pop. I chose to cream contour her face to really define her cheekbones, jawline, etc, while providing an overall warmth to the face after foundation.

I kept the eyes slightly smokey to add definition by concentrating the darker colors outward and around the lash line. Applying a shimmer shadow to the lid also played into the overall dewy feel of this look.

I'm obsessed with the length Kourtney has on her brows, and decided to give go with a more naturally defined brow- totally on trend at the moment!

* M A K E U P  D E E T S:

E Y E S ;

ANASTASIA BH: Raw Sienna (transition/ crease)
COLOURPOP X ILUVSARAHII: Freckles (deepen crease)
COLOURPOP X ILUVSARAHII: Noche (outer v, blended into crease/ define lash line)
ANASTASIA BH: Gold (brow bone highlight)
WET N WILD: Mascara
ANASTASIA BH: Brow Powder & Clear Brow Gel

*repeat shadows on lower lash line

F A C E ;

MARIO BADESCU: Green Tea & Aloe Facial Spray
NYX: Born to Glow Illuminator- Sunbeam
RCMA: Foundation & Cream Contour
LA GIRL: HD Pro Concealer
RCMA: No Color Powder
STILA: Stay All Day Bronzer- Medium
MAKE UP FOR EVER: Pro Glow- #2
HOT MAKEUP: Galaxy Season Blush

L I P S ;

MAC: Lipliner- Spice
HOT MAKEUP: Fashion Fixation Lipstick: Fairytale
MAC: Supernova (dabbed to the center of lips)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Trousers on a Tuesday

Trousers may be my new thing.

Trousers are a perfect way to transition your wardrobe into fall. With an array of different styles from high-waisted to wide legged, and a variety of textures and colors, there's a fit for every personality! Not to mention, the range of fabrics makes them season appropriate while still showing off your figure!

On this day I chose to keep my top simple, letting the trousers and accessories steal the show.
Take it from a girl who lives in joggers, these pants are a m a z i n g!
A breathable fabric with elastic waist, do I even need to say comfort?

Getting ready for fall also means a transition in makeup. While a nude lip is definitely my go-to, I love this time of year for it makes me want to dabble in all the different colors in my lipstick collection! This warm, golden brown shade is the perfect hue. Not too dark, it compliments both natural and dramatic makeup looks.

shop the trousers here!
 or these similar styles:

* O U T F I T  D E E T S - -
with links

top: ZARA
similar-- here

similar --  here & here

clutch: SAM MOON
similar -- here


*lipstick- Dose of Colors: Cork

Saturday, September 23, 2017

H O T F i R E

Remind me again why I never wear red lips.

When this collection dropped, I knew I had to practically purchase it all! While the highlighters sold out before I could hit "add to cart", I was able to get my hands (or my lips) on this hot fire liquid lipstick!

"Hot Fire" is literally that. A rich, spicy red orange liquid lipstick. 
The velvet matte finish leaves lips looking and feeling soft, never dry, with Dose of Colors signature staying power. 

I really wanted this look to focus on the lips and the skin. A glowing, dewy complexion compliments the [bright] matte lip without overpowering it.
To prep my skin, and give that glow from within look, I started with Mario Badescu's Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea facial spray. This invigorating mist is infused with cucumber and peppermint waters to refresh and calm the skin, while green tea acts as an antioxidant. I also spritzed a little of this onto my brush before dipping into my highlight!

Keeping the rest of my face monochromatic with nude tones also helps to balance, while playing into the more naturally glowing look.

*Desi x Katy collection restocks this Sunday, September 24 @ 6pm PST (that's 8pm here in Texas).*

* M A K E U P  D E E T S:

E Y E S;

LA GIRL: HD Pro Concealer (to prime)
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: Golden Ochre (transition/ crease)
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: Raw Sienna (deepen crease/ lid color)
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: Bone (brow bone highlight)
COLOURPOP: Supershock Shadow- Lovely (inner corner highlight)
MAKE UP FOR EVER: Pro Glow: #2 (on top of inner and brow bone highlight)
COVERGIRL: Lash Blast Mascara

*repeat shadows on lower lash line

F A C E;

Mario Badescu: Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea Facial Spray (prep/ hydrate)
NYX: Born to Glow Illuminator- Sun Beam
MAYBELLINE: Better Skin Foundation
RCMA: Concealer Palette (to conceal dark circles/ blemishes)
LA GIRL: HD Pro Concealer- Porcealin (conceal/ highlight)
BEN NYE: Cameo (to set areas on face)
RCMA: No Color Powder (to set under eyes)
BENEFIT: Hoola Bronzer
MAKE UP FOR EVER: Pro Glow- #2
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: So Hollywood Illuminator
THE BALM COSMETICS: Betty Lou-Manizer (as blush)

L I P S;

NYX: Lipliner- 824 Orange
DOSE OF COLORS DESI X KATY: Hot Fire Liquid Lipstick

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Little Black... Bardot Dress

The new LBD.

I bought this dress on a whim for an event later that evening, very risky I know. Thankfully the dress looked just as good, if not better on me than it did on the hanger!

Bardot, or off the shoulder sleeves are having such a moment this season, as well as the lace up detail. We're seeing both trends everywhere, from crop tops, skirts, even pant and swim suits.
The elastic material of this LBD hugs every curve perfectly, still allowing you to breathe (which ultimately means you won't have to skimp on dinner plans). This material also holds it's shape throughout the night from sitting, dancing, posing for #ootd's, etc. You girls know what I mean; there's nothing worse than that annoying flip up just below the booty.

Basically, an impulse buy without the dreaded buyers remorse; and a trend to take into the fall season!

Shop the dress here!

Or similar styles here:

Saturday, September 2, 2017


Holiday weekends truly are the best, aren't they?! Something about knowing you can wholeheartedly enjoy all of the end of summer festivities without waking up and struggling through work the next day.

When you're not out indulging in bbq and cocktails, or binge watching your latest Netflix obsession, I've put together a little guide to make online shopping this Labor Day weekend even more enjoyable!

As always, all sites are linked. As well as some of my favorite items.

** LD Deal--
50% off everything (excluding sale)

20% off site-wide!

25% off entire site!
code-- LABORDAY25

Sorella Boutique:
35% online

50% off everything- including sale!
code-- GET50

BH Cosmetics:
BOGO site-wide!
+25% off all brushes

20% off site-wide!

25% off entire site!
+ free US shipping on all orders over $35
+ free liquid lipstick with orders over $30

take an additional 30% off all sale items!
+ 40% off all bras (limited time)

20% off entire order!
code-- LABOR20

30% off entire site!
code-- LABOR30

Buy one brush set, get the same one 50% off

spend $10 -- pick 1
spend $25 -- pick 2
spend $40 -- pick 3
spend $55 -- pick 4
spend $70 -- pick all 5
** new 5 million collection

free shipping when you spend $25 or more

up to 60% off select items

** Be sure to check the IG's and websites of your favorite retailers and brands throughout the weekend for even more sales! **
* I'll also update this post as I come across any other deals you all need to know about! *

If you've been with me for a while then you know how much I love shopping through Ebates!
You literally get cash back for every online purchase! Sign up here, and kiss that "online shopping regret" goodbye.