I am claiming this as my first OFFICIAL makeup tutorial on YouTube.  I have done them before (and I suck at them) but I feel a new sense from doing makeup now and I plan on making a few, or more, a week.  I have always been heavily into makeup, but there is something about it that intimidates and frightens me
 I created this look using a mixture of products.  Sedona Lace (mainly) on the eyes, MAC on the face and lips.
So embark on this journey with me and let's see where it goes!  

all I used:
all colors from the Sedona Lace 88 Matte palette (which I love)
eyeliner (top)-Maybelline Eyestudio in Blackest Black
eyeliner (bottom)-NYX in dark brown
Mascara- Diorshow Black Out
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW45
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish-Dark (under eyes and in highlight areas)
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish-Deep Dark (rest of the face)
MAC Mineralized Blush in Love Joy
*1st look
MAC Lip Pencil-Chestnut
MAC Lipcolor in Fresh Brew
MAC Lipglass in Mad Cap
*2nd look
MAC Lip Pencil in Chestnut
MAC Lipcolor in Crosswires
MAC Dazzleglass in Smile

Lata Lovers!

Pin Up necklace ♥ Jewelmint

Hey guys and gals.  Today's post is spotlighting my Pin Up Necklace that I got from over at Jewelmint.  I actually got this one for my August choice.  I posted the Nicolas necklace the other day not realizing before the video that I didn't post this (if this makes any sense, lolol).  ANYWHO!  I am in total love with this necklace.  It's so very different.  I mean, who would think to put a humongous safety pin as the centerpiece of a necklace?  That's why it's mine!

"We’re taking you back to fashion basics with this safety pin design! Our piece is loaded with endless styling possibilities. You can wear it as a choker or hook the pendant into chunky knits. Go for a unique look and use the 26” rolo chain to hang your favorite charms. The 5” brass charm and “S” nail hook infuses any ensemble with rocker chic appeal. Recalling vintage 1920's looks, this statement piece will allow your individuality to shine"

Pics as usual!

If you are interested in this awesome necklace, then head over to Jewelmint and pick yours up!  

Later Loves!

"Rush" Tee ♥ Stylemint

Morning!  Today I am showing you guys a tee that I got from over at Stylemint.  Not familiar?  It's a monthly tee club that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen endorses (in a nutshell).  I have the Rush tee that they sell and its available in the navy with cream polka dots (that I have) and in cream with black polka dots.  Everything that is on their site is $29.95 with free shipping.

Wanna see pics?  Of course you do!

 my size according to the Stylemint size chart is a 3 (medium/large)

 very cute packaging

Later Loves!

Nicolas Necklace ♥ Jewelmint

Today's showcase is going to be the Nicolas necklace that I got from Jewelmint.  If you are not familiar with Jewelmint, here is a little background.  Jewelmint is a monthly jewelry club, much like Just Fabulous or ShoeDazzle for shoes.  Every month, you are given jewelry styles that are matched to a short style quiz that you take at sign up.  Once you make your first purchase, you will will have the option to buy a piece every month, at the beginning of the month, for $29.95.  If jewels are not in your budget for the month, or if you are not feeling what you have in stock, , you can choose to skip the month by the 5th to avoid the $29.95 charge.  If you are charged without purchase, you will have a sitting credit to use toward something in the future.  

With all the technicalities aside, I am here featuring the Nicolas Necklace.  Now this is not my first purchase from Jewelmint.  I just haven't gotten around to putting up the other post (which is coming up within the next few posts).  This necklace is gorgeous in every aspect.  The color scheme and the actual style of it is so different from a lot of things that I have in my jewelry wardrobe.  

"Turn heads with this vibrant necklace showcasing pastel painted pieces and oxidized silver beads. Measures 16" and includes a 3" extender chain."
(As Seen On: Kate Bosworth at the Warrior's Way Press Screening in Seoul.)

Ready for some pics?

I have pretty impressed with the pieces that are available at Jewelmint.  Their selection every month is very diverse and eclectic.  I am going to be putting up the post for the very first piece that I bought so that you guys can see it!  Head over Jewelmint and find your style today!

Later Loves!

"Aziza" ♥ Ashard Richley

I am so excited to show you guys the FABULOUS handbag that I got from over at Ashard Richley

FASHION. FORM. FUNCTION is their motto!
"Those three words describe the ASHARD RICHLEY and AR by ASHARD RICHLEY collections. Ashley brings Fashion forward designs to every woman and creates Forms and styles that are unique while maintaining and enhancing the Function of every bag." (taken from their website)

Ashard Richley is compose of a wife and husband duo named Ashley and Richard, hence the name Ashard Richley.  After looking at their website, I can see why they are in over 100 stores in the United States, Canada and Costa Rica!  Their selection is very wide and I believe that everyone would find something that they liked. 

The name of the bag that I am showing today is called Aziza!  The construction of this bag is impeccable.  The handle is carefully and thoughtfully constructed with grommets, chain links and more and the drop measures at 12".  The body of the bag is the perfect size at 12.5"W x 8"H x 3.75"D.  It has a magnetic closure for the flap of the purse, which is also made of up a mixture of small and large grommets.  Lastly, the bag has matching protective feet to prevent it from scuffing scratching when sat down.  I cant say enough about this bag.  I absolutely love it.

I took some pics, like usual, so here is Aziza!
(just got a new speedlite and I am testing it out, hope you like the pics)

I would like to Thank the good people over at Ashard Richley for allowing me to show one of their beautiful bags to you guys.  I feel as if I know them personally even though I don't just based off of email conversations.  Don't forget to head over to their FaceBook page and LIKE them for chance to WIN the gorgeous Aziza bag. Run over to their website and snatch you up a great bag!

Later Loves!