June 30, 2014

June Challenge Last Day

For the last day, I wanted to go all out. I have a full face: foundation, contour, blush, highlighter, the works. I even bothered with gel eyeliner. I usually don't even bother with most of this for school, let alone for the blog. Maybe I'll do it more now that I have a handle on how all this works.

June 27, 2014

June Challenge Barely There

Today I wanted to use as few products as possible. When you travel, you have to travel light, especially if you're packing everything into a carry on! I pictured all the products and brushes I used. Mascara can double as a gel liner if you have an angle brush handy! A triple use highlighting blush is a must for eyes, lips, and cheeks. All you need that's left is your foundation. Super light packing :)

June 26, 2014

June Challenge Day 16 (I think...)

So I'm finally getting all the things done I said I would get done this summer. I'm studying for the Biology CLEP test. I'm practicing my classical music. I'm learning Italian (using Duolingo. You should check out the AMAZING app). I think I'm making progress on my splits finally. And I'm actually, for the most part, keeping up with my blog. I'm glad I'm finally figuring all this out.
Today I wanted to use my Flower palette since I've barely touched it since I got it. I warn you, it's sparkly! And in case you don't read what's after the photo, let me know if you want to see anything in particular by tomorrow! That will be your last chance so I have time to order something if necessary. So without further ado...

June 25, 2014

June Challenge Blue and Silk

So ever since Lupita wore her amazing blue eye shadow, it's been all over the internet. I decided to take on the emerging blue trend myself. I didn't copy it EXACTLY because how boring is that? I've had blue eyeliner for a while, and it's really creamy and easy to use. Here ya go!

June 24, 2014

June Challenge Monochrome

Update, so I went to the library today. I got Behind the Beautiful Forevers as it is the nerdfighter book club book. Admittedly I am waaaaaay behind on that. I also got linger since I'd read shiver and really liked it. I had just never gotten around to reading the rest of the trilogy. Also got a couple of AP books to study for the CLEP test I'm taking right after I move back in. Fun stuff going on over here.
Today I was really crushing on purple and it was just everywhere. As you can see...

June 23, 2014

June Challenge Day I Have No Clue

So as you have noticed, I have successfully avoided posting for about a week and a half. Why? Well my beautiful girlfriend came to visit me! She surprised me after dance class last Friday and it was lovely getting to spend a week with her. Honestly, I needed a couple of days to recover. We went to the movies a couple times and out to eat and visited mutual friends. It was amazing getting to see her again after a month apart. But now we have two months until school starts again...
Anyways. I have had a couple lazy days to recover from the whirlwind that is Autumn. In honor of that, I picked a lazy day look and outfit. Natural eyes (glasses included) without eyeliner. BB cream. I filled in my eyebrows to define my face and a little highlighter. Lip balm for my lips. Some concealer for the dark circles under my eyes and that's it.

June 12, 2014

June Challenge Day 12

This is another post and dash. I have to put away clean clothes before eating and dashing out the door. If you have any ideas for what I should do next don't be afraid to suggest!

June 11, 2014

June 10, 2014

June Challenge Day 10

So dance yesterday was difficult. I was fully realizing how little experience I have and that I am not flexible whatsoever. You don't feel great about yourself when kids half your age are easily falling into splits and you can barely get to 6 inches off the floor. And this concludes my pity party and you will not have to hear any more of it.

June 9, 2014

June Challenge Day 9

So today I'm quickly getting together a post. I'll be doing that today through Friday since I will be running out the door in about an hour and a half. I am currently in my dance clothes and plan to start fixing some dinner as soon as I'm done with blogging things. I have no idea what I'll be fixing. I might have some of the leftover ribs from last night. And the peaches we got the other day need to be eaten. I also have to make a snack to take since I'm going to be at class for three and a half hours! I'm going to be dog tired lemme tell you! And I get off track...
Today I wanted to do something a little more intimidating than what I've been doing. I settled on a rose gold lip color. It's very shiny, almost like I have some luminizer on top, but I promise I don't. I also wanted an outfit that some people find more challenging to put together. So without further ado...

June 8, 2014

June Challenge Day 8

Today was a pretty easy day. I've done a good bit of shopping lately so I will definitely be doing a haul post at the end of the month. Just a heads up. I'm also starting dance next week as I said yesterday, so I'll be trying to get posts up earlier. Today's beauty dare involves my hair:

Before and After:

 Purple hair! I have been wanting to go purple for ages and now that I'm not in a show for a while, I can! I would prefer to go a lighter purple, but I don't care for bleach. This is how the Vidal Sassoon in Deep Velvet Violet turned out. Black in normal, inside light and a deep purple in the sun.

June 7, 2014

June Challenge Day 6 and 7

Now I'm caught up! Thank goodness. Last night we went out for National Doughnut Day which I did not expect and then my girlfriend wanted to video chat as soon as I got home. By the time we got off Skype, it was 11:30 and I was dog tired.
I start my first dance class next week. It's a contemporary intensive. I will be dancing Monday through Friday from 6-9:30. Thankfully it's just for a week. I also have another for all of July that's Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6-9. I'm really excited and nervous because they're intensives for company members even though other people can participate. Hopefully this will really help with A Chorus Line though. Now that you know my life, I get onto what you really want.

 Try darker shadow for day, pictured here a dark green. Keep everything else light. Camo dress! I used brown eyeliner to keep the look from being too harsh but still give my eyes some definition.

June 6, 2014

June Challenge Day 3, 4, 5

So this week was unexpectedly busy. Writing blog posts takes a lot more time than uploading to Instagram, so I've been keeping up there. I promise I'll try to be better about this. For those of you who have asked about my room, I can do that, but it's gonna be a while because it's currently a disaster since moving back home from college. And yes, there is a giant mural on one of my walls with a huge tree. I think you're seeing one of the small trees in the pictures though.

Day 3
In real life my lips were bright pink. I used Maybelline Color Whispers in Mad for Magenta. Pair it with another bright color in your clothing to be bold.

June 2, 2014

June Challenge Day 2

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Day 2 of the challenge and I'm not going anywhere, so this makeup will go with my lounging around outfit. It's mostly purples and pinks in the shirt (I got it in Athens yesterday!), but there's some pretty turquoise too. I'm going to let the turquoise dominate the color scheme because no one uses turquoise and I have a pretty eye shadow that matches perfectly! I just used BB cream (CoverGirl. It's kindda eh. But it's cheap drugstore.) today since I'm not really going anywhere. I then used e.l.f.'s mineral foundation as a powder since BB creams make me super shiny. I used the same blush as yesterday. I like deep rosy blushes and this one is my favorite. I also used the e.l.f. All Over Color Stick for a highlighter. I have it in Persimmon so I can use it as a highlighter blush when I want, but I plan on getting it in Spotlight for just a highlighter. I also filled in my eyebrows slightly with some eyeshadow. I then used a turquoise eye shadow around my eyes and winged it out. If you want something more subtle, you can skip winging it out. I put some gel eyeliner (Maybelline Eyestudio in black) inside my upper eyelashes. I finished off my eyes with a few swipes of mascara (essence I <3 and="" br="" extreme="" falsies="" flared="" maybelline="" waterproof="">

June Challenge Day 1

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*This was supposed to be posted yesterday but I was having technical difficulties with my phone. There will be a second post for today.*

I know I've been absent for a while again. I don't know what this love-hate relationship is with my blog, but I get tired out every so often.I just need to leave it alone for a few months before coming back to it anew. The whole rebranding fiasco contributed to that this time. Everything is just as it was before. I'm figuring out Bloglovin', but I'm pretty sure everything is how it's supposed to be now. Anyways, as a kick off to my return, I've decided to take on a challenge.