Let me start off by saying that I am in no way, shape or form a makeup artist. This is someone who doesn’t even know how to put on eyeliner. LOL! I mean apply. HAHAHA, SEE I can’t even get the lingo down! I can probably count on two hands how many times in my ENTIRE 27 years, that I have even worn any eye makeup, other than mascara. See my skills below.

(This is my attempt at heavy eyeliner and Cat makeup for a halloween promo a few years ago.)

However, seeing as I get asked on a daily basis about my lashes…and seeing as Sephora has awarded me a RED Rouge Card for the ungodly amount of dollars I spend there; I feel obligated, and qualified, to give my tips and tricks on how I get lashes that get tons of complements! (THANKS BTW!) Eyelashes are MY thing! ALRIGHT, here we go!

  1. Mascara– I have tried ALL KINDS of mascaras, from super expensive, to drug store. I STRONGLY believe mascara is the one beauty product you DON’T have to pay a ton of doll-hairs for!  Also, you should really get whatever formula-brush combination that works for you. For example, since my lashes are longer, the bristles have to be longer as well, in order to comb through them. As far as formula goes, mine are extremely thin, so I need a THICK formula. If you have short, thick lashes the same one probably won’t work for you. It’s all good though, seeing as their are TONS of brands with all sorts of brush and formula combos! Lots of people like the short plastic applicators and those DO NOT work for me. TIP: LONG LASHES=LONG BRISTLES My holy grail is actually in the plain black L’OREAL tube. HAHAHA I DONT EVEN KNOW THE REAL NAME! I’ll google it!  Picture of the magic tube below! (Click HERE to check it out!)                                                                                                              L’Oréal® Paris Voluminous Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara

2.  Application– I personally think that the way you apply mascara makes all the difference in the world!!!! One of my BIGGEST tricks is, I basically curl my lashes while I apply. Take the wand and go mid-lash to the tips, in a curling motion. After you go over your top lashes, really focus on the tippy tips, of the top as well. For the bottom lashes I hold the wand vertical and run it down the bottom lashes. Don’t forget about the tippy tips!

3. Care– Take your mascara off at night, no matter how many beers or martinis you’ve have! If not, they fall out faster! This is also the pot calling the kettle black… I use to be the queen of sleeping in my makeup. You know what? Every once in a while, I’m tired; or maybe I’ve had too much wine, or something, and that’s okay. But seriously, take it off as often as possible. For FOREVER I’ve been on the search for a go-to remover, and I FOUND ONE! It’s called We Love Eyes, it’s vegan, and there is no trace of mascara after you’re done. It’s a two step super easy process. I actually made a video for my INSTA!  (To watch the video click HERE) I think it’s super cute!!! I seriously LOVE, LOVE this stuff! It has really helped my eyelash game! They are sooo healthy thanks to We Love Eyes! I would not recommend something I didn’t LOVE and use myself!  (Click HERE for the remover)

Those are ALL my eyelash tips and tricks! I just wanted to pass on any knowledge I have! Again, I am NOT a professional so posts like these will be few and far between! I mean, I do LOVE makeup. It’s so fun and it’s really great to feel confident and good about yourself. Not that long eyelashes are the sole reason to feel good about yourself, but when you look good, you feel good; and that certainly helps! I hope these tips work for you, and that it makes you feel beautiful, with some long looking lashes, you go girl!

Clothes and accessories are like one of my most favorite things in the world! To me, clothes are like an extension of yourself; It’s kind of like a creative outlet. Putting outfits together in my head really gets my creative juices flowing. I love taking what is popular in fashion and coming up with my own way of doing it. Sometimes though, I just cannot hop on the bandwagon! Example: scarves, I HATE SCARVES! lol I don’t know why, I just do! I will wear them if I’m cold, but only if I have to, though! Who likes being cold? Not me! I am from FLORIDA, so luckily I don’t have to wear them that often, or ever while I’m home! These fall trends though, I LOOOOVVVEEE!!!

Mauve

This COLORRRRR! I normally do not like the color PINK, it’s too cheesy for me… However mauve pink just gets me. It’s girly, neutral, and just my style! Something I really appreciate about this color is the wide range: from brownish to pinkish! For some reason, this color makes me feel calm. Is that weird? Haha. This fall has been all about mauve colors, from lips to clothes! I have three shirts in this color, but this one is my FAV, it is ssooooo soft! (Got it at PACSUN)

Jean Jackets

I have always wanted a jean jacket, and I love that they are back in style! They make me feel secure, and also add depth and texture to any outfit. One of the main things I LOVE about a jean jacket, is you can throw it on and it magically looks like you put a lot more effort into your outfit. For some reason they just make it look more put together! I really, really want to add a light color jean jacket to my wardrobe, eventually. These things can get a little pricey this one is only about $30.00. I think that’s pretty reasonable! (I couldn’t find it, but click HERE for a good dupe)

Leather Bags

Leather is so fall! Every time I smell leather, it makes me think of BBUURRR weather and Ugg boots! The fact that my leather bag is also a backpack is what you would call a WIN-WIN! Haha! Backpacks are sooo convenient! See, when you would lose your head if it weren’t attached, backpacks really become a integral part of your life. This brown leather backpack has become a staple for me this fall! (I would link it, but I got it on a street stand in NOLA, so you’d probably have to go there to get it!) HERE is a dupe!

 

Chokers

You probably threw these out of your jewelry box after middle school! Jokes on us, THEY’RE BBAACCKK! I love chokers so much! They are ssssooooo fun and versatile; it’s weird how it can dress up an outfit, or dress it down. I’m pretty picky about jewelry. I honestly don’t wear a ton of it; but chokers, that’s an accessory I can get behind! They modernize almost any outfit, which is kinda ironic since they are a surefire 90’s staple! ALSO, they can be super cheap!! HERE are a few of my faves!!! I think it’s so funny, and awesome, that these babies are back in full force!!

Flannels

Speaking of the 90’s! FLANNELS have made such a HUGE comeback! These things have been a hot item since summer 2015! There is just something fall-ish about flannels though. It’s like you can take the shirt out of the season, but you can take the season out of the shirt! LOLLLL I really crack myself UP sometimes! ANYWAYS! I have two that I’m currently obsessed with! One is over-sized, the other more fitted. I love them both so much. Each one is a totally different look. Tie them around your waist or button them up, either way it’s back to the 90’s baby! (Couldn’t find originals. HERE is a similar black flannel. Click HERE for the red flannel)

Dad Caps

Can we all just take a moment to thank the trendsetters of the world for making dad caps a thing? Thank you, thank you, for allowing me to cover my roots when they are so greasy you could literally fry an egg upon them! Thank you for allowing a shelter for my roots when they are too short for me to tell people that it’s not that I haven’t got my roots done, it’s actually ombre, or balayage, or whatever the thing is now. When actually, it’s just that it’s expensive to get your hair done and you haven’t been able to swing it lately. LOL Mostly, thank you for allowing a simple and trendy solution to a horrible hair day! I LOVE DAD CAPS! It’s the simplest way to trendify yourself! Last but not least, THANK YOU DADS for being the pioneers of this wondrous fad! My boyfriend and I won this hat at a *COUGH* movie club *COUGH* that we go to. DON’T JUDGE ME! Sometimes I’m a nerd okay! (Couldn’t find original, click HERE for a dupe)

(Homage to the election today!^ )

What are your favorite trends right now? I hope you enjoyed mine! I’m still figuring out this whole thing. I know there is no comment section, and I’m trying really hard to fix that. Pretty frustrated about it. It is coming though! Thanks for reading. Hope your day is filled with tons of SUNSHINE! See you next time!!!