Evening Tips

This year has probably had the most changes than any other year before it. Graduating high school, starting college, saying goodbyes and welcoming many more hellos. It was a bit overwhelming but I could not have asked for a better year. So many exciting things happened and my friends and I were free. The summer was spent outside everyday at a job I loved and surrounded by amazing people. I probably will never have more of a carefree year than this. Next I will have to hold responsibilities with disappearing summers and career driven choices. Nevertheless, I am always looking forward to the next years and what they hold! 2013 is almost over and the right way to end it is with a gorgeous and smiling face that you can enter the new year with. To make sure it can last all night long check out these tips which are some of my favorite to know on nights like these.


For Lasting Lipstick: enhanced-buzz-21242-1387309446-6

To Keep Dark Circles Away:



Teaching vs. Tools: Makeup

ac1321e387000caf8e39005af8167b31Considering the majority of my makeup knowledge has come from youtube and clippings of magazines I had to learn a lot about the whole process through trial and error. But what I have learned are the powers of brushes! When you see anyone with a perfect face of makeup a lot of it is contributed to technique. That is why they have school and so many tutorials of what to do but more importantly HOW to do it. Brushes provide angles and strokes that you cannot just make by swiping a regular brush everywhere. Each brush has a special purpose and when used right leave your with a flawless face. You do not need need to invest a small fortune into these tools. But make sure that you use the right shapes for the right purpose. I personally have a mix of brands from EcoTools and Bare Minerals.

The biggest thing to remember is to keep your brushes clean!! You do not want to carry around bacteria from your face into your brushes and reapply them every time. You don’t need to be a makeup artist to gain a good look, you just need the right tools.

For the Twill of It


I seriously cannot get over how much I love fall. It is more like an obsession that I get to plaster onto here for the entire season! I can already feel the change in the weather here in Tallahassee the early mornings and evenings are crisper and cooler and it is positively amazing! The weather is beautiful everyday with the sun still shining but it is not the blistering heat that Florida usually provides.

One of everyone’s favorite thing about fall is the changing of the leaves that you see a little further north. Fall is a time of change, with the colors, the food, the schedules, and clothes. It is probably one of the biggest transformations and I know that my fall is packed everyday on the calendar.

I already showed you Pantone’s colors but now we get to see Essie’s new fall 2013 collection cleverly named ¬†“for the twill of it”. ¬†Honestly I would love to meet the team who creates the name for each of the 266 colors and the names of the collections. That has to be such an interesting job, I feel like their offices would be covered in color palettes and synonyms.

The new Essie collection is perfect to pair with the Pantone since both are equally the color rulers in their respective fields. My personal favorite is  Vested Interest but I know there will always be more to come.


Summer Colors


With summer so close but seeming so far away it is nice to look on the bright side of things with some summer themed nail colors! Essie’s new Summer Resort 2013 collection makes me happy just looking at it! Essie is known for it’s fun colors and clever names but it never ceases to amaze me how they can have some many colors that are perfect for every occasion. For more info on each color check out this review on the entire collection.

Also if you are looking for a small gift for any summer birthdays or recent grads there is a mini set of all the colors that can be purchased on Amazon!

The Magical Wand

For all the lovey ladies who own a wand and aren’t professional hairstylists, sometimes getting the right curl can be difficult when you are just given a hot stick and are supposed to magically know what to do with your hair…. ANYWAY, if you are not 100% confident in what you are encountering I would suggest this helpful visual in order to achieve your dream curl. Wand