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Sofia Vergara Makeup Tutorial & Big Announcement!

Sofia Vergara MakeupHow is everyone doing? I am so excited the weekend is upon us and tomorrow is Friday! Who else is seeing Skyfall this weekend? I can’t wait to see it tomorrow. Speaking of Skyfall, Adele’s song Skyfall for the film is amazing. If you haven’t heard it you need to go listen now!

This past weekend I was thinking about which makeup look to do and I decided on doing a Sofia Vergara makeup look. She is so gorgeous and is one of those women who must have made some kind of deal with the devil because she looks nothing like her age. I love how glamorous her makeup style is. She usually goes for a winged out shadow look which gives you that softer cat eye effect and I love it!

I really think you’ll all have an easy time recreating this look. If you’re someone who struggles with eyeliner this could be a great alternative for you to achieve what winged out effect.

Now moving on to the announcement! I have some really exciting news I want to share with everyone. I can officially say I am now a freelance makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics! I couldn’t be more thrilled. MAC has been my favorite makeup brand since I first got into makeup. I have thought about applying to work for MAC for years and I am so happy to have this opportunity.

I hope you enjoy this new video. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and leave me comments and let me know what you think of the look!

xx
Danielle

Khloe Kardashian Makeup Tutorial

Khloe Kardashian Makeup

Khloe Kardashian Makeup Tutorial

Do you love or hate the Kardashians? They seem to be quite the polarzing group.

I have to admit that I’ve recently been watching some of their show and while I don’t love it, it can be quite entertaining. I do however love Khloe! I think seems really down to earth and she is hilarious. Not to mention her wedding dress was very similar to mine! :)

There are so many Kim makeup looks out there, so I thought I’d do a Khloe Kardashian makeup look and change things up a bit. For the look I curled my hair and it helped that my hair is a similar color (with the ombre) to hers. Although, she may have recently gone dark again!

I’ve seen Khloe wear anything from shimmery purples on her eyes to more classic smokey looks, but she seems to also rock a lighter smokey look a lot of time. I think looks really nice on her. She has also from what I’ve seen been rocking some bright pink lipstick.

I picked up Girl About Town from MAC Cosmetics a few weeks and have been looking for an opportunity to wear it, so this look was the perfect match! I personally find this pink to be really wearable on me, once I got past the initial bright color shock.

If you’re afraid to go this bold on the lips, you can always tone the pink down and choose a shade you feel more comfortable with.

Check out my video tutorial on how to get this Khloe Kardashian makeup look! Subscribe, comment, and like my video if you enjoy it!

xo

Red, White, and Beautiful

Hey everyone, I wanted to post about my look that I wore for the 4th. I know the holiday is behind us now, but guess what? The 2012 Summer Olympics start in a few weeks on July 27th and this look also works to show your USA pride!

I saw a lot of crazy looks out there for the 4th, but I didn’t want to be hanging out at our friends BBQ with stars, stripes, and flags all over my face. o_0 I wanted to do something subtle, but still celebratory.

Cute and simple, right? Red lipstick, white shimmery shadow, and blue mascara. It’s as easy as that. I also decided to use some peachy blush, and blue eyeliner winged-out. I bought a cheap eyeliner at Walgreens for $0.99 so it was pretty hard to work with and had little color payoff. Boo.

My outfit you ask? I got this flowy red top at Target and these really cute and appropriate shorts at Forever 21.

Product spotlight:

Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer (SPF!)

MAC Eye Shadows in Shroom and Blanc Type

Great Lash mascara in Royal Blue

Smashbox Brow Tech in Brunette

Crappy blue eyeliner in Who Even Cares? x_x

MAC lipstick in Russian Red

MAC lipliner in Brick

Neutrogena Age Shield Face Sunblock SPF 70 (Seemed to work well, my face didn’t get red at all!)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF 70 (Not impressed, still got a little red, but maybe I didn’t spray enough?)

Carry-On Cosmetics

This past week I was traveling for work for the first time! I am a big over-packer when it comes to trips, but I was determined to only take a carry-on suitcase with me. I had to decide which of my cosmetics were essential to have on the trip to save space. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be!

What I took with me:

All of these items fit into one quart-size ziplock bag, however, I had to put the tinted foundation into another bag, since it was a liquid.

Obviously the items you choose will vary based on your skin type, type of trip, etc., but I thought it would be fun to share.

Here are some general tips that everyone can use when traveling for work:

  • Keep it simple. I chose to bring four eye shadows within the purple color scheme. I had one light color to highlight as well as three shades of purple to play around with. I also made sure the colors were appropriate for work.
  • Stick to the basics. There is a lot we use on a daily basis that is fun to have and use, but not essential. For instance, most days I use a tinted moisturizer, eyeliner, and mascara. You might notice I don’t have any lipstick or gloss, that is because most days I just throw on some tinted lip balm which I keep in my purse.
  • Travel size to the rescue! I brought a lot of my travel size MAC brushes which worked out great and I also happened to have the smaller size tinted moisturizer so I was able to carry it on. Remember, the TSA only allows you to carry-on liquids 3.4 ounces or less, and all your liquids must fit in one quart-sized bag. If your product is over the limit, you can always buy small travel containers to put your product in.

Zooey Deschanel/Retro Inspired Look & Braided Bun

Hi everyone! This weekend I was in Orlando visiting family and got a chance to do this really cute look on my friend Jen. She has brown hair and blue eyes like the oh so adorable  Zooey Deschanel, so we thought it would be fun to do a look based off of her style.

For the most part, Zooey wears a lot of neutrals and browns on her eyes and usually a light peachy pink blush. She’ll sometimes have a pop of color with her lips, but her looks are usually pretty tame and more on the natural side. I love it because it allows her pretty blue eyes to be the focus.

For Jen, we went with that and used light beige and nude colors along with medium browns on her eyes, a pink blush, and a some pink lip gloss.

Product Spotlight:

MAC eye shadow in Rice Paper, Blanc Type, Wedge, Espresso, Soft Brown

MAC Fludline in Blacktrack

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

MAC Blush in Pink Swoon

Ardell false lashes

MAC Lipglass in Malibu Barbie

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Easy Braided Bun:

To create this simple braided bun, gather your hair and secure in a high ponytail on the top of your head. Seperate your hair into either two or three sections depending on how thick your hair is, for Jen we did three braids. Secure your braids with clear elastics. Take one braid at a time and start to wrap around to create a bun. Secure each braid down with bobby pins. Don’t worry if your bun looks a little messy, it’s a casual look! Feel free to add a bow or headband to complete the look. Jen had this adorable green polka dot wrap we used which worked perfectly with the retro look.

I hope you all enjoy this look. I am planning to start doing more step-by-step/how to looks soon! If you have any suggestions let me know.

xo