I got a request to do a smokey eye video. Well, I know there are a million videos and blog posts out there on how to “do” a smokey eye, so I wanted to do my spin on it and share 5 simple tips for a beautiful smokey eye look. I will share with you 5 tricks you can do to amp up your eye look, as well as show you a demonstration of HOW TO do the tricks.
I hope you guys enjoy this video! Just to note- there are MANY ways to do a smokey eye. There are NO rules, you can use whatever colors you like and make it as dark as you want.
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Here are some new before and after silk lash extension photos:
Yersterday, with some spare time I had I put together a lash board with a collage of some of my work. I titled it “Lashes by Lauren” (hence the title of this post and what I am going to call my lash extensions when I post before and after photos).
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
“This is not Eden- there ain’t no perfect here. Perfection comes in heaven alone. In surrendering to that truth we can find freedom here on Earth, freedom from all the lies that trick us into believing we are less than, because we are all less than perfect.” – Jennifer Strickland
Before I get into showing you all my latest video that I posted which is my “Makeup Collection and how I organize my everyday makeup setup”, I’d like to say YAY for Gabby Douglas who is the US gymnast who just won Gold in the all around gymnast competition. I couldn’t be more thrilled for her! It’s a great day for the US and the world of gymnastics!
Back to my video. I posted this to give you guys some ideas on how I organize products, and where I bought some basic organization tools. I’ve gotten questions about it in the past and I wanted to do a little overview.
My favorite videos to watch are the ones when people show how they organize…is that weird?! I guess that’s why I was so interested in making this video for you.
A special thanks to MANDY for letting me use her music in my videos. I’m a big fan!
Hope you all had a great weekend and Fathers Day…I hope you spent time with your dads (if you were able). I wanted to write about something today that has been on my heart and that is, appreciating the people in your life. You may not believe what I believe but I think God places people in your life to help you get through your time on earth…we are given families, friends, and are meant to have loving people around us.
One of the “beauty guru’s” that I have looked up to since I started blogging was Kandee Johnson. If you have never seen her amazing Youtube videos or seen her Blog, you should DEFINITELY check it out. She is not only an amazing make up artist, and all around beauty expert, but…she’s seems like an amazing woman. She has 4 children, and is always so bubbly and happy and spreading lots of love and inspirational words in everything she does.
She lost her dad a few days ago. Just a few days before Fathers day. And, words can’t even describe how that made me feel. I have never met Kandee , nor seen her in person…but through her videos and posts she puts out, I FEEL like I know her…and have always admired her. So, this Fathers day, I really wanted to just spend TIME with my dad because I feel like time is really the most precious gift we can give someone.
Last weekend I did bridal makeup for the beautiful Shannon who was getting married in Maple Grove. Here are some photos of her from that night. I think she looked absolutely stunning, and I was so proud to be the one to do her makeup for her special day. Congratulations Shannon and Matt!
To me- applying an eye shadow base before applying make up is like brushing your teeth. It’s absolutely necessary and NEEDS TO BE DONE!!
I am surprised at how many people never use eye shadow primers. A good primer makes all the difference in the world when you want to create a really beautiful professional looking eye look. It helps your eye make up last longer, prevents it from creasing,
brings out the depth of the colors and makes your lid look more even and perfected.
My favorite is “Painterly” Paint Pot from MAC Cosmetics. This is something I really don’t go a day without. I have tried dozens of eye shadow primers and I’m still addicted to my Painterly.
Please watch my short video I made talking about this WONDERFUL product!
Run don’t walk to get this for your lovely lids if you don’t have it already. If you’re going to a local MAC store (in the Twin Cities) , feel free to reach out to me for some other product recommendations and I can let the amazing girls that work there that you’re coming in.
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I love playing around with lip colors! I tend to lean more towards medium to hot pink colors. They have always just been my personal favorite to wear. But, I think this spring and summer tangerine lips are where it’s at!
The new PANTONE 2012 color of the year was named and it is: Tangerine Tango!
This means, bust out your best orange lip shade and rock it. There are ALL different shades of orange so I’m sure you can find one that you feel comfortable in. Maybe even a peachy orange gloss? Or, a red orange lipstick.
If you don’t want to do tangerine lips do your nails or accessories in this awesome color!!!
I am going to announce my Breda Watch Giveaway Winner!!
Thank you all so much for entering and”liking” Breda Watches on facebook. Hopefully, you have taken a look at the Breda watch website
http://www.bredawatch.com/ and have fallen in love with their watches just like me.
My winner of the contest is….. LAURA BARNES. Congrats girl!! Please send me your shipping address right away so Breda can get the watch out to you.
If you didn’t win, don’t be discouraged. I have some other giveaways coming up and I will keep posting fabulous beauty and style blogs.