Monday, September 26, 2016

Easy Eyes with Cream Eyeshadow

Cream eyeshadow s a super easy way to get vibrant long lasting color if you know what you're doing. e.l.f. Cosmetics Smudge Pots are $3 a pop. You can buy them online, Target or CVS. Maybelline also makes a version called Color Tattoo for $7 and Ulta has an $8 version too. Here's an easy but sophisticated look that will last all day.

1. Prep your eyes with shadow primer, I like Too Faced Shadow Insurance best. I know $20 seems like a lot for something you don't even see but it will add hours onto your eyeshadow, prevent it from creasing and that little tube will last you a year.

2. Use a golden shade on your lid. Smudge it on and blend it in with your index finger.

3. Use a brown or copper shade on your creases and outer edge of your eyes. Don't worry if it doesn't look perfect.

4. Add a charcoal shade in in the cornerstores. Then use your index finger to blend it in.

5. Clean it up with a q-tip if needed.

If that's all the work you're willing to do you have a nice looking eye but if you want to take it a little further here's the next step:

6. Add a light shade right under you eyebrow to highlight.

7. Add a wing. I used Kat Von D Tattoo Liner $20 (I just love how the product flows out). Here's a wing guide. Practice makes perfect.

8. Finish off with with a bold mascara like Loreal Voluminous  False Fiber $9. Here's the finished product:

Here's everything I used:

Good luck!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Shop my Sophisticated Army Jacket Look

I love the army jacket for so many reasons. Besides being fun and stylish it's perfect for fall and spring weather and they're alot more comfortable then a stiff leather jacket. Here's how I dressed it up with some inspiration from @cmcoving (check her out on instagram).

Shop this look...

Forever 21 Camo Jacket $30
Mine was Charlotte Russe but it's sold out. This one is very similar.

Old Navy Curved Hem Tee $8-12
It's cheaper in the stores. I'm so in love I bought a few. So soft and comfortable and quite flattering. I bought it in a large for an oversized look.

Charlotte Russe White Ripped Jeans $20
Mine are sold out STS Blue from Nordstrom but these are not only cheaper but also more comfortable.

Charlotte Russe Studded Flats $12
Mine are Halogen from Nordstrom that I got on sale and are now sold out but I have these in nude and they're pretty comfortable and very cute. Of course they're all dupes of $1,000 Valentios.

Sole Society Calf Hair Crossbody Bag $80
I bought this for under $30 in the store so I'd check there. I love this bag it's so soft and pretty roomy. Leopard and army green are very hot this season.

Guess Faux Leather Crossbody $30
Here's a cheaper alternative.

Kendra Scott Hudson Necklace $80
This necklace is really pretty and I adore rose gold. It came from use the code amandabbff1130 for a free trial month.

ETSY Rose Gold Pendant Necklace $19
Here's a similar and much cheaper option.

Kendra Scott Warren Ring Set $75
I love that they matched the ring and necklace together. I adore druzy quartz Jewlery too but they don't quite fit.

If this were in my size I'd need to own it!

This bracelet is beautiful in rose gold.  Want to save some cash on Stella Dot? Host a party and get huge savings on your own stuff. You can usually get good deals on ebay too.

These are great sunglasses. They're really sturdy and fit like a glove. Check eBay for a used pair if you're afraid to make the investment. 

I have these ones and it's a similar look with a more comfortable price tag.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Faux Leather Leggings and Hunter Boots

Scarlett jumps for joy every time it rains because it's an excuse to wear her Hunter Boots. A girl after my own heart and these Cobalt Blue ones I got majorly on sale are extra fab. Here's what I wore with them.

Shop my look...

Buy it a size up for a looser fit.

If you want to spend a little less here's a great option. 

These are so soft on the inside and perfect for fall.

On sale from You can usually find a good deal on ebay too.

Want to spend less? Here's a similar pair.

ETSY has lots of these available in different sizes and prices.

I get a ton of wear out of these bracelets and there are a bunch for sale on ebay if you don't want to pay for it new.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Shop My Look for Mike and Miranda's Carnival Wedding!

My friend's Mike and Miranda threw an amazing carnival themed wedding at Clark's Ellioak Farm. The wedding will be on the show Cake Hunter's next year. The sculpture behind me is an amazing cake! Our outfits were chosen around my amazing Alice Evans Designs Cuff and Clutch. Here are all the details.

Shop my outfit...

My dress was from New York and Company but I bought it back in June. I found some cute pieces that will help you recreate the look.

I love the cherry blossoms!

This has a similar cut to the top of my dress.

New York and Company Belt $21
This is my exact belt it's very flattering.

Jessica Simpson Wedges $63
These are remarkably comfortable.

New York and Company Necklace $18
It's on sale!

Alice Evans Designs Accessories
Alice does lots of custom work. She made the cuff to match this fabulous clutch!

My hair and makeup...

Just some highlights on my makeup I used urban decay eyeshadow (not pictured), Revlon ColorStay foundation. I also tried out Benefit's new Bigger, Bolder, Brow Kit and I loved it! 

For my hair my sister did a Dutch braid that she puffed up and pinned the bottom around the base. She used Schwartzkopf Crystal Shine Hairspray which kept it in place all day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Shop my Camo Chic Look

I was so excited when I found this camouflage t-shirt dress at Nordstrom Rack for $22! It was perfect for the welcome reception for my friends Mike & Miranda's wedding weekend. Take a gander.

Shop the look...

The dress:

It's so soft and the perfect length but it's pretty big so I got a small.

The shoes:

Charlotte Russe $42
These are very similar to mine but this style cuts at your toes a bit so be forewarned.

Steve Madden  $120
These are a more similar color and have the open back.

The bag:

Nordstrom $45
This is a cute alternative to my. Very similar.

Target  $25
A less pricy similar option. 

The Jewlery:

My necklace is Gorjana from try a month for free with this code: amandabbff1130. Here are some similar options...

This is a cute alternative to mine for an extremely low price.

Nordstrom  $49
This one has a little wider spread.

I love this bracelet and get so much wear out of it and if you want to spend a less check eBay for a used one.

I simply love her unique and fabulous cuffs. They are each unique but she does custom work if you're looking for something similar.