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Had 10 minutes to throw on some makeup before a lunch date with a friend. I like how it turned out:


  • Aveeno Postively Radiant Moisturizer with spf 15
  • Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream spf 30 in “Light Sheer Tint” 
  • Covergirl and Olay Simply ageless Eye concealer in 205 Very Light
  • Bare Minerals Pressed Translucent Mineral Veil to set face.
  • Rimmel 021 Sun Light bronzer to contour
  • Flower Beauty Shimmering Goddess blush
  • Milani Easybrow pencil in Dark Brown to fill in eyebrows.


  • Too Faced Boudoir Eyes “In The Buff” on inner corner, lid, and brow bone.
  • Too Faced Boudoir Eyes “Fuzzy Handcuffs” on inner half of lid.
  • UD Naked Pallette “Naked” in outer corner and blended into crease.
  • UD Naked Pallette “Buck” layered over “Naked” in outer corner and slightly into crease.
  • Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Very Black on non-curled upper eyelashes (1 layer)
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Dark Brown on lower lashes.
  • Maybelline Baby Lips in “Cherry Me”


He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you. Bob Marley

Open-Mic Night natural look with defined eyes.


Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer

Maybelline BB Cream

Bare Minerals original powder foundation in Ivory

Loreal Mineral Concealer

ELF Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing powder


Bare Minerals loose eyeshadow in “Soul” as base over entire lid, crease and browbone.

UD Naked Pallette: outer corner and crease-“Buck” & “Hustle.”  Inner2/3 of lid-Toasted, under brow bone-“Half Baked.” Under outer 2/3 of bottom lashes-“Hustle”

Too Faced Natural at Night Pallette: “Cocoa Star” over outer corner and crease to mattify.

Maybelline Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner

ELF Eyelash Curler

Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara on top lashes, Covergirl Naturluxe Brown Mascara on bottom lashes.


Femme Coutoure brow pencil in “Auburn” set with covergirl clear mascara.


Just For Redheads Strawberry Blonde lipstick quad-nude color.

Finishing Touches:

Tarte highlighter 

ELF Makeup Mist and Set

Reblogged from danschultzphoto

Here is a Gif I created using a still image and made curve adjustments in different layers.

My little sister in gif form..@marlene is it weird that a whole bunch of people you don’t know reblogged this from DSP’s site?!


Here is a Gif I created using a still image and made curve adjustments in different layers.

My little sister in gif form..@marlene is it weird that a whole bunch of people you don’t know reblogged this from DSP’s site?!

Overnight Curls

Last night I decided to take a shower. Since I usually let my hair air dry, but I was ready to hit the bed, I scrunched in some Aveda Be Curly curl enhancer cream, and put my hair into some pin curls to sleep in. Here’s the result:

I divided my hair down the middle and then divided each section into 3 parts. Curling the hair around my fingers from the bottom up I used 2 bobby pins in an X shape to secure each section to my head.

The morning after:

I took the pins out and combed through the ringlets with my fingers.

I have naturally wavy/curly hair so I decided not to use hair spray to set the curl as it will usually hold all day in loose curls.


DIY High-Low Skirt

I was bored and looking at Pinterest today, and decided to follow through on one of my many pinned DIY tutorials.

The high-low skirts are pretty popular right now, and last week while competing at the West Georgia Idol competition there was a girl that wore a really cute maxi-dress version. 

I was trying to imagine doing this to any of my skirts in the closet and just couldn’t see it. Then I remembered a skirt I NEVER wear…a white knee-length linen skirt with an extra long elastic top from a line Sarah Jessica Parker put out a few years ago called Bitten. Perfect!

What you need:

  • Knee-length skirt or maxi dress
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Pencil/Chalk/Pastel Stick
  • Sewing Machine (for optional hem)

There are two layers of linen so I started with the bottom layer. With fabric scissors cut a low “U” shape from side seam to side seam. I took a light colored pastel stick and traced my flared U on the bottom layer and made a cut. Leave about 1” for the hem (if you intend on hemming it.) I tried it on and made some corrections, then traced a flared U on the top layer and made another cut.

I adjusted and lined up the cuts as much as I felt necessary and trimmed excess fabric. I decided not to hem the skirt as it looked fine as it was.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about it until I showed my boyfriend. He said I reminded him of Marilyn Monroe in it, and that he really liked it. Hopefully my girlfriends approve as he never disagrees with more skin showing.

I think it could be a little shorter to be more dramatic. When I do end up hemming it then I can play with the length. Anyways, this was a really easy way to take a boring skirt and alter it into something modern!


DIY Rainbow Chalk Tips

So I found a tutorial on coloring your hair with pastels on my best friend’s Pinterest page last week, and today I decided to try it out.

I happened to find some chalk pastels in my craft tub while looking for paint brushes the other day, and today I swiped some light blue on my hair to see if the color would show…it didn’t. So I grabbed a bright red ran it under water and colored some of my naturally red hair, and BAM! It colored my ends with a very pigmented red color!

So I went a little crazy and picked a royal blue, and turquoise color to go with the red and went to town. I set the colors with a flat iron and some hair spray. I also made sure to take a paper towel, and making a pony tail with my other hand, swept the paper towel down my ends to remove excess chalk.


Try this! Show me pictures!

Reblogged from theniftyfifties

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller.


Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller.

DIY American Flag Shorts

I woke up this morning with an urge to find some American flag shorts for the 4th of July festivities happening this week. After searching the internet for a pair I could buy locally, I decided to look up tutorials instead. I have some plain cut-off shorts that I wear around the house and some pastel dye sticks for fabric so I got creative.

I cut out a stencil from a cereal box, and used masking tape to mark my stripes:

I then started stenciling stars onto the fabric. I had to do about 3 layers to get the white to come across.

Next, I colored in the red stripes. I had to do 2 layers for it to stand out.

After coloring the shorts with the pastel dye sticks, I laid a piece of parchment paper over the shorts and pressed them with an iron to seal the dye. I had to reapply the white and iron lightly again because some of it faded with the first set.


For a tutorial using fabric paint, check out free people’s blog:

Happy holidays!


Day in the life

Chocolate mask.
Lavender laundry.
Wanee ticket.
Roadtrip with the coolest boy.
Fresh start.