Shape Tape, Tape, Tape, Tape

Happy Tuesday, babes! Whew, this past month has been jam-packed with life/fun activities/good chaos. 🌞🌸

But holy Toledo. I wanted to share my new favorite makeup find that I recommend for all females. Whether you’re tired from taking care of kids, working multiple jobs or just exhausted from life, Tarte’s Shape Tape will actually erase all those lines and dark circle from under your eyes. SAY WHAT?! No, I’m not kidding. It’s magic in a tube. Like hi, yes, slay! (S/o to Tarte Cosmetics!) πŸ’• 

Tarte Shape Tape: Light. You can purchase Shape Tape at Ulta or TarteCosmetics.com

And here’s a quick how-to apply:

First, a before (I feel like I exhib more lines under my eyes with a bit of darkness)… 

Pls ignore the left over mascara in the corner of my eye πŸ™ˆ

Next, apply Shape Tape with the tube’s wand in the shape of triangles under your eyes, on the chin crease and T-area of forehead. This helps with light that reflects on your face (decreases the shine). 


Then you gently blend in the Shape Tape with a blending sponge (I have a pack of blending sponges from Target & they work perfectly)!


ViolΓ ! It’s seriously magical. ✨✨✨

Shape Tape is sold in 10+ shades, so it can work for any skin tone!

Do any of you use Shape Tape as well — what are your thoughts? Or is there another makeup product that you think is gold?! I’d love to hear!

Thanks for reading! Xx

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Style Saturday: 5 Full-proof Ways to Always Look Put Together

We all have those mornings where we’re running behind and trying to look semi decent at the same time. Here are 5 tips to always look your best (even when you’re running a few late…)!

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, ya’ll! *clinks mimosa glasses πŸ₯‚

So we’ve all had those mornings where we’re running – nonstop – to do the hair, sweep on some makeup & toss on an above-average outfit for the day. This is often a challenge, especially when you’re racing the clock, & oftentimes traffic, e.g. every Monday morning…

No matter your style, budget or profession, with the right set of wardrobe skills there’s no reason to not look your best & slay the day away!

Read a few quick & simple tips below:

A black everything. β¬›οΈ

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I feel like I say this in most of my posts, but black is a closet staple. It’s always a safe bet (no matter the dress code) & it’s tough to mess it up. Pair an all black outfit with a statement necklace & you’re golden!

Wardrobe staples are key.

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Keep your favorite tops, sweaters and jeans on rotation. Creating a “uniform” of sorts will save time & money. Seriously.

Offset makeup from outfit.

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Don’t pair dramatic makeup with an over-the-top outfit, as it screams “it took me hours to get ready.” If you wear bold makeup, pair it with a more classic and simple look. I recommend checking out Tarte’s products, especially the Tartiest Matte Lip Paint! πŸ’„

Fashion trend: half-tuck.

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Casual + effortless βœ”οΈ (this looks fab with jeans & dress pants)

Killer heels.

fullsizerender-21A good pair of heels will always give you confidence, & they can be the statement of any outfit. πŸ‘ 

 

Do you have any tips on what you do to complete a look?! Please share!

Thanks for reading! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Until next time, Xx

Weekend Wedding Wear

Happy Monday, bloggers! Hopefully you had your large coffee this morning and are ready to conquer the week! πŸ˜‰

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a wedding of a close family friend (so beautiful and sweet!- Congrats, Matt and Megan!), and I wanted to share my makeup look and outfit for the occasion.   
I opted for a glam smokey eye with the assistance of my Tarte Energy Noir pallet and “night look” step-by-step insert. I am faithful in using bare minerals foundations and bronzer, and added sweeps of the “unearthed” blush, E.L.F. black liquid liner and Benefit’s They’re Real mascara +Revlon Blissful Berry lipstick. I was floored when the makeup was still on point hours later after much shaking it out on the dance floor!! 

My look: Carey Bradshaw inspired. I love S&TC- hands down my favorite show from the late 90s/early 2000s. So thanks, SJP! πŸ˜‰  

I discovered this gorgeous Taryn Midi Length Tutu at A&F this past February, along with the mid-sleeve black crop top. I paired this with a pink and white iridescent statement necklace from Target and my favorite touch (may be difficult to see): black sheer window-pane patterned stockings from EXPRESS. And the final touches were 3″ black pointed toe heels (from way back when…) and a black/silver leather clutch. 

I love picking outfits that no one else will wear! And honestly, YOU can rock anything with a little bit of confidence and attitude- promise. Stand out from the crowd, girl! πŸ˜‰

I’d love to hear your thoughts and if you have that ONE outfit you adore wearing!! 

Until next time, Xx