In the Nude

Whatever our opinion of Kim Kardashian, we must admit she knows a thing or two about makeup! She often completes her look with a chic nude lip, which we absolutely love! You can find the products she uses below for a step-by-step Kim Kardashian nude (the kind we encourage you try)! xoxo


1. Line your lips with MAC’s lip pencil in Strip Down.
2. Apply MAC’s lipstick in Angel.
3. Finish up with NARS’ lipgloss in Turkish Delight.


How To: Half-up Fishtail

With the explosion of Pinterest and other websites, comes pressure to be able to effortlessly recreate all the gorgeous hairstyles we all spend so many hours looking at. This particular tutorial works best if you have a friend to help you – so pour a glass of wine and get fishtailing! xoxo


1. Pull back desired amount of hair, as if you were going to put your hair in a half-up, low pony. We like to leave some pieces down in the front to frame the face, but you can do whatever looks best on you! Divide the hair into two sections.

2. Begin fishtailing. If you don’t know how to fishtail, don’t worry, it’s easy! Starting on the right side take a small section of hair and transfer it over the top to the left side. Repeat the same step with a small section from the left side. Continue alternating sides until you almost reach the bottom of the sectioned hair. Tie a skinny hair tie around the end of the braid.

3. “Mess up” the braid slightly by putting your hands on either side of the braid and gently pulling.

4. Take a piece of hair from the bottom and wrap it around the hair tie. Secure with a bobby pin close in color to your hair.

Lovely Lips: Red

Similar to the smokey eye, red lips are high on the intimidation list for most of us! We personally feel one of the keys to pulling off red lip color is to balance it out using your eye make up. While you can certainly go bare on the eyes and still look fabulous, don’t be afraid to try out grey shadows and black liner!

P.S. The most important element to pulling anything off is confidence! xoxo

1. The Red Show. Sephora. $12
2. Siren. Revlon. $7.99
3. Lust. Tarte. $24 *Our favorite!
4. #10. Sephora. $5

Smokey Eye: Bronze and Brown

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Most of us love the thought of a smokey eye, yet find it very intimidating.  A brown smokey eye, rather than using black/grey shadows, is a great alternative!  Follow this step by step guide, and let us know how it turns out! xoxo

1.  Prime your eyes.   Primer is amazing for keeping your make-up lasting all night.  Dot it on your eyelid, as seen in the photo above, and use your ring finger to blend it in.  We used ELF’s Eyelid Primer, but if you don’t have a primer in your make-up bag than your concealer will work just fine!

2.   Line the upper lid.   The line does not need to be perfect, in fact, it shouldn’t be!  Your eyeshadow and liner will eventually cover this line.  We used the darkest brown shadow with some shimmer (Column 3, Row 10) in ELF’s eyeshadow palette.  We also really like to use liquid eyeliner for this step.  If you choose to go liquid, try Almay’s intense i-color liquid liner in Brown Topaz.

3.  Smudge eyeshadow in outer corner and crease.   Start at the outer 1/3 corner of your eye lid and sweep the shadow out wards toward your temple.  Bring the same shadow up and around into your crease.  We like to shape the shadow into a rounded point on the ends, but if you like a sharper end, go for it!  We used a shimmery brown shadow (Column 3, Row 7) from ELF’s eyeshadow palette.

4.  Fill in remainder of the lid.   Start at the inside of your lid, filling in where there is currently no shadow.  Smudge the color into the outer corner and crease to blend the two colors together.  We used a shimmery bronze color (Column 3, Row 5) from ELF’s palette.

** Choose an eye shadow that is close to your skin color and a clean eyeshadow brush.  Sweep the shadow over your brow bone.  Blend it down into your crease to smooth out any harsh lines.  You can follow this step with sweeping a light shimmer color on your brow bone and the inner most corner of your lid.  We used a shimmery cream (Column 1, Row 7) from ELF’s eyeshadow palette.

5.  Line your eyes and apply mascara.   Line your upper and lower lash lines with black eyeliner.  If you like more eyeliner you can also rim your water lines with liner.  We used ELF’s Brightening Eyeliner in Black.  Apply mascara and clean up any product left under your eyes.

Voila!  Our model is also wearing a sheer light pink gloss on her lips in the above photo.

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