Thursday, July 26, 2012

Amber Turquoise Multi-Layered Necklace

Hi everyone,

Here is a necklace that I made this summer, which I have been wearing a lot lately: 

I used up the odds and ends in my bead and jewelry making boxes to come up with this eclectic mix of turquoise, amber, glass beads, silver, brass, feathers, and random charms. It's a fun piece to wear with some hoop earrings and lots of bracelets.

Here are some more pictures of it:

Does anyone else enjoying making jewelry? 

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pops of Color - Fun Summer Look that Lasts

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I wanted to share with you another favorite summer look that I've been wearing this season.

This season is all about beautiful pops of color. The items detailed in this look have been summer favorites for me because they not only give the right amount (pops) of color without overdoing it but do a good job holding up in the summer heat and humidity. 

Products used for this look: 
  • Tarte Amazonian clay eyeshadow palette - Colors used:  shimmering plum - on whole lid, shimmering bronze - used on the inside part of the top lid layering over and then blending into the plum to create a gradient, & shimmering sand - to highlight the tear duct and bottom inside of the eye and to blend the shadows in the crease 
  • Tarte Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliner in golden plum - I used this to line the top lash line as well as the bottom, which you can see in the second picture.
  • Tarte Amazonian 12 hour clay blush in Glisten (peachy pink) 
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
  • Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in fair to light
  • MAC MSF Natural in Light Medium - I use this to set the tinted moisturizer.
  • Chanel  Soleil Tan De Chanel -I use this to lightly contour my cheek bones.

The picture below was taken with my camera phone under cloudy lighting conditions. The blush looks really pretty in different lighting and has a pretty gold sheen to it so a highlighter isn't necessary. It really does last throughout the day.

What are some of your favorite/essential summer products?

Thanks for looking and sharing!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Quick and Easy Every Day Fresh Face Look

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite looks (and some products) that I use on a daily basis. These are the products that I use when I just need to look fresh, radiant, and natural and need to get ready quickly, without much fuss.

Products used and their application:

  • Physicians Formula Intensive Wrinkle Corrective Eye Cream - This is great for removing puffiness and diminishing dark circles and dryness/dullness around the eyes.
  • Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 - I use it in the shade fair to light.
  • NYX eyeshadow in Flamingo - I apply this all over the eye lid. It is a great neutral color that goes well with both cool and warm tones. (not pictured)
  • Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara  (not pictured)
  • MAC blush in Cubic - This blush is a neutral pinkish brown color that doubles as a contour color. I find that it's hard to overdo it with this blush, so it always comes out looking very natural.  (not pictured)
  • Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl - I lightly dust this on the tops of my cheek and eye brow bones to give a soft highlight to those areas.

Thanks for reading!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Quick and Easy Waterproof Beach Party Look

Greetings everyone! 

Sorry that I haven't posted in awhile. Summer has been a busy time for me, but I promise to post more. Here is a quick and easy waterproof beach party look that I created. A great look for a pool or beach party as the products should hold up under humidity and a little bit of water.

Here are the products that I used for this:

- Physicians Formula 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer with spf 15
- Milani body bronzer cream
- NYX cream blush in Glow

- MAC paint in Bare Canvas on entire lid
- Kryolan Aqua Color in Turquoise Green/Blue (lining the top lid and winged out) and set with Bare Escentuals Weather Everything liquid
- NYX eyebrow wax pencil to set brows
- Tarte waterproof mascara (Lights, Camera, Splashes!) 

- Milani crystal lip gloss in summer baby