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Audrey at her vanity.
The key is to use a clean mascara wand or brush after applying the pencil in order to blend and achieve a more natural look.
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I am focusing on cataloging my artwork this week – hoping to have my full online portfolio up and running very soon! In the meantime, here is another one of my photographs along with some links I want to share with you from around the web…
Inventive tutorial board for tying scarves
Try this for a funky nail look
Currently loving Snippet & Ink for some wedding inspiration
One of my favorite desserts – how can you go wrong with ice cream + chocolate + puff pastry? Recipe here.
Can’t wait for Maje – one of my favorite parisian stores to open this October in NYC.
Here is what I have my eye on for fall…
1. A pretty white blouse – here and here 2. Plum skinnies 3. A neutral wedge 4. An ombre scarf 5. Essie polish in Very Structured 5. Laura Mercier Eye Caviar Stick for an intense eye – love all the shades it comes in 6. Loreal Volume Million Lashes mascara 7. A wine tinted lip balm – this Burt’s Bees one caught my eye 8. A leather tote – this one looks near perfect
It is officially fall today and I am looking forward to all things autumn. I am especially excited for:
Scarves with my blazers, elbow patches, large mugs of lattes, smoky cat eyes and wine tinted lips, falling leaves, a touch of burnt orange and burgundy, a hooded cape, voluminous hair and soft sultry makeup.
Oh, and of course apple cider donuts. Recipe here.
Really beautiful illustration found here.
Here are five links I want to share with you from around the web…
I was just discussing with a friend that I never ever go sans polish on my nails, yet these photos make me want to.
Feeling this voluminous blow-out.
New Product for a do-it-yourself manicure.
In love with these watercolored photographs.
You know I can’t resist a field of lavender.
As I was cleaning out my summer tote this weekend and switching to a new fall bag, I realized how many items I deem on-the-go necessities to carry around with me at all times. These include various writing utensils, mini-altoids, a snack, sun shades, hand lotion, mascara, cheek stain, lip balm, solid perfume, and one or more nail polishes. I realize how absurd this is, yet I filled up my new bag with these same items. Although the categories remain the same, the products that are currently in my bag changed slightly to accommodate the new season.
1. Ray Ban Clubmasters sunglasses 2. Les Garconnes Chere Louise solid perfume 3. Maybelline Falsies mascara 4. Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Single Ladies 5. Benetint cheek stain 6. Rosebud Salve Minted Rose 7. L’Occitane travel sized hand cream.
I have a love/hate relationship with liquid eyeliner. I happen to be really good at applying it, but only to my left eye. Once I get over to the right eye, my skills and confidence dissipate. My eyelashes seem to get in the way of making a straight line and black smudges somehow end up everywhere. This being said, I have practiced a lot to create a satisfying liquid eyeliner look on both eyes. I do love the effect liquid liner gives as opposed to pencil. Here are some photos of three different styles of lining for the eye that I have mastered over time.
1. For a basic look – apply a thin line of liquid eyeliner (I used Almay liquid liner) along your upper lashes until the outer corner of your eye.
2. Cat eye – apply a slightly thicker line along the upper lashes with a curved up tip past the outer corner of your lid.
3. Lastly, apply a much thicker line that ends with a blunt vertical edge rather than a curved tip. keep the edge of this close to the outer corner of your eye.
I always have a hard time finding the perfect shampoo and conditioner combination. I never know whether to get one for moisture (I have curly/wavy hair on the dry side), color treated (a few highlights), or shine (it definitely can be lackluster). So you can imagine my excitement when I tried Oribe products. This luxurious line comes in 6 different types of shampoos and conditioners. I was first given a sample of the Brilliance and Shine formula. I could not believe how amazing and healthy it made my hair look and feel. The conditioner is rich, yet did not weigh down my hair like many richer formulas can. When I finally sprung for the full bottle, I went with Oribe for Moisture and Control for the summer months. It did not disappoint. My hair feels less frizzy, smoother, and softer after use. I cannot tell you enough how pleasantly surprised I was that these products actually do what they are made to do.