• Makeup and Beauty

    Authentic 1930’s makeup tutorial

    I am SO excited to share this tutorial with all of you! First of all, because I finally decided to start filming with the nice camera and not my laptop, which means more work in editing and setting up, but way nicer sound and quality (obviously.) Secondly, because I have done the 1920’s, and meant to make this a series of tutorials but of course it took me over a year to do the next one. And third, because I  love doing really makeup replica looks, and am never impressed by the tutorials I find online for certain eras. So here I present to you, an authentic 1930’s makeup tutorial!…

  • Makeup and Beauty

    A Week of Lipstick: Color Roundup

    As I mentioned, last week I decided to wear a new shade of lipstick every day. It was a challenge to myself, as a lipstick hoarder but not wearer, to see if I could stand wearing lipstick every day (I hate lipstick marks on my coffee cup, and Asa’s baby fingers go STRAIGHT for colorful lips), and also to see if it made me feel any differently after reading two Buzzfeed articles in which one woman went makeupless for a week, and another WORE makeup for a week. I am a pretty consistent makekup-wearer, especially right now as this pregnancy is making me break out, but while I love to…

  • Makeup and Beauty

    How to choose the right lipstick for your skin tone

    Lipstick can be really confusing, right? I’ve heard a lot of women say makeup is just scary in general, because how do you choose the right colors for you? How do you know what’s good and what’s not? How do you know if you’re a cool or a warm, a summer or a winter, a red-lip or a pink-lip? And how the heck do you even apply any of this stuff? So, prompted by Mrs_French on Instagram, I’m hoping to help you be a little less afraid of choosing lipsticks, and figure out what color is perfect for your skin. Disclaimer: I am not a makeup guru or trained in…

  • 30 Day Challenges,  Fashion,  Makeup and Beauty

    Christmas Cocktail Party: Get Ready With Me!

    First of all, please take this survey as I am striving to improve the blog in the new year and would love to know what you’d like to see more of, what you think could improve, and any other feedback you might have! I gotta warn you guys, today’s post is going to be very photo-heavy. But since there are only a few days until Christmas, I thought I’d do at least one Christmas-themed outfit/makeup post. A few weekends ago, one of our friends hosted a Christmas party that was Cocktail-dress required, and I didn’t realize that until we were almost to the party. So I didn’t get to go…

  • DIY and Recipes,  Makeup and Beauty

    Makeup For Hazel Eyes

    I always used to wish that my eyes were full-on green, instead of the brown/green hazel, because so many people just say (and argue) that they’re brown. And while I like brown eyes, I always loved green eyes… so I love wearing makeup that emphasizes the green, especially. So yesterday, as I was browsing makeup looks, I came across one that reminded me I have some gorgeous plum shadow I never use, and… voila! This tutorial was born. I also wanted to do a look that leaves my freckles as exposed as possible, so I recently bought some BB cream, and it’s perfect for summer — it’s nice and sheer,…