Things are just starting to bloom around here, but not fast enough for my liking. After what felt like a decades-long winter, I need to see some flowers blooming! That’s why I really appreciated the fresh flowers my boyfriend’s dad brought over this weekend when I hosted dinner at my house. Today I saw that a few of the buds have opened and those bursts of color made me so happy! Photo below for your viewing pleasure:
Bright and blooming flowers!
Bonus: My Granny Loma loved fresh flowers, and every time I have some in my home I think of her. She made me–and everyone who knew her–very happy. Check out my tribute to her here.
Beyoncé is my queen. Her music, style, and general badass-ness gives me life…and I know I ain’t the only one. Recently I’ve been listening to some of her older albums–B’Day, I Am… Sasha Fierce, and 4still go hard, y’all–and got inspired to do this cat-eye look. I’ve never tried a cat-eye this dramatic but I’m definitely feeling the result; it probably won’t become an everyday thing but I’ll definitely bust it out for special occasions.
Product and application details are after the jump:
My finished Face of the Day!
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Dark (applied with fingers)
Smashbox Contour Palette–highlight and contour shades only (applied with the flat brush and contour brush from my Sephora contour brush kit)
Mary Kay Powder Blush in Berry Brown (applied with the stippling brush from the aforementioned contour brush kit)
Cover FX Blotting Powder in Deep (applied with powder brush all over the face)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony (applied with brow brush and spoolied out)
Two Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer (applied with a cotton swab over the entire lid)
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm (lid, applied with fingers) and Metallic Taupe (crease, applied with fingers)
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Half Baked (brow bone, applied with tapered blending brush)
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara in Black and Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black (two coats each on upper and lower lashes)
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black (upper–used a lot of cotton swabs and eye makeup remover to get the wings together)
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl in Black (lower–on water line)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Lip Pencil in Ozone
Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Rosé
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Midnightini