Wanna know a little secret? I never used to wear blush. No, like seriously never unless I was in a theatrical production. Looking back, I don't remember my logic. I think I just didn't realize how many blush shades existed and that more than the one I owned would be flattering on my skin tone.
Thank heaven I've learned to embrace blush (and even play with different shades) in the past year!
YOU GUYS! I'm so excited to finally be able to share this collaboration with you! At the beginning of this month, Amy from A Love Photography/Taking Steps Home and I collaborated for this super fun Little Mermaid inspired Halloween look. We had the best time together. Amy did my makeup and then we went out to Folly Beach and took a whole bunch of really fun photos. You should head over to Amy's blog right now to go check them out!
Are you dressing up for Halloween?
I have been a Birchbox subscriber for several months now, and so far I've really enjoyed it. I love the opportunity to try products without committing to the price tag of a full size item. One danger of subscribing to subscription boxes can be that I end up backlogged with a lot of product samples without actually using them. To help prevent this from happening, I like challenging myself to try all of the products from the previous month by the time I get my next box. That way I can unbox the new box every month and also share mini reviews of all the products from the previous month with all of you at the same time. This way we can all learn together!
Am I the only one who can feel ridiculously self conscious when I do something outside of my normal style or makeup routine?
Sometimes when I'm doing my makeup, I get a wild hair and just decide to try something new. Maybe it's a bold eye shadow shade that I avoid for the day-to-day but is suddenly speaking to me. Or it might be an outfit that mixes patterns that feel a little wild. The other day it was a bold red lip at 10 o'clock in the morning that made me feel incredibly daring...and vulnerable.
I received these products compliments of Influenster and Maybelline, but all opinions are 100% my own, as always. #SuperStay24 #contest
Lipstick used to be something that I wore all.the.time. My freshman year of college, in particular, I rocked red lipstick on the regular. It was basically a makeup staple for me. Over the past few years I mostly forgot about lipstick (eye shadow was always, and still is, my most favorite product), but this past summer I've enjoyed reigniting my love for it as part of my makeup routine. When I received these two lipsticks from Influenster, I was really excited to try them. I already use and love multiple Maybelline products, so I was hopeful that these would become a new favorite product from the brand.
Hello, I'm Stacia!
I believe that adventure exists even in your back yard, that beauty can emerge from every day moments, that creativity can take many forms, that makeup washes off at the end of the day (so why not have a little fun!) Let's be friends!
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