All Gold Everything: My favorite gold beauty products

Gold makeup from Milani, MAC, Make Up For Ever, Sephora

I don’t know what it is about the color gold, but I’ve been obsessed for the last couple years. I keep getting gold jewelery, mirrors and frames for around the house, even ornaments for the Christmas tree. As you can imagine, my list of gold beauty products is no joke either. Check out my video below!

Products used in this video:
Flirt! Cosmetics Eye Shadow in “Bronze Splash” ($14.50)
Sephora Eye Shadow in “Girls Night Out” ($13)
Urban Decay ‘Naked’ Palette ($54)
Maybelline The Nudes Palette ($10)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder (The color number rubbed off!)
L’Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets in “Flamboyant” ($9)
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in “Bella Gold”($4)
MAC Glitter in “Gold” ($23)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream “11” ($23)

Here are a few other gold products you might want to try:


Mary Kay: Holiday Beauty Kit

Ah, the holidays. Aside from the crappy weather, it’s one of my favorite times of the year! Mary Kay has come out with four looks that will really get you in the spirit! If I’m off to a holiday party or another fun event, I’m the kind of girl that’s going to pack my entire look in my makeup bag. That way, when it’s time for a quick bathroom break, I can make quick touch-ups. This tiny little compact has an entire makeup look in it! How perfect is that? My set has three eyeshadows and a blush, but you could assemble any way you want–six shadows, two blushes, etc.

The look that I’m re-creating is the Playful Party Girl Look. I used a fluffy brush to apply rose gold all over my lid. It’s a beautiful shimmery taupe that would work day or night, and with almost any outfit. It’s one of those “no-brainer” colors that you can throw on with anything. I also applied the cream eye liner to my upper lash line. My blush is another gorgeous coppery color. For a brown girl like me, this is one of those shades that really makes my skin pop! But my favorite part of the look has to be the lip combo! The lipstick in Berry Kiss and lipgloss in Pink Wink are the quintessential holiday lip. It adds sparkle, sheen and personality to any look.  To be perfectly honest, I’d wear this lip combo with just eye liner and mascara. It’s seriously fantastic! It’s early November, and I decided to try out the look on my way to work. I’m a beauty blogger through and through, but I definitely don’t wear makeup every day. And when I do wear makeup, it’s always very natural. The soft eye and berry lip definitely gave my usual work look a pick-me-up!  I can’t believe how many compliments I’ve received so far! Naturally, I walked over to my favorite sunny spot and took a selfie. Not bad, not bad! Later in the evening when I get home, I’ll add extra eyeliner to my lower lash line and smudge it like crazy. Then I’ll add some extra blush, the (lighter gold shadow) to the center of my lids, and lip liner to make my lip darker. Voila, the playful party girl will be ready for a fun night out!


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20 Ways to Be A Successful Blogger While Working Full Time (Part 3)

work full time and blog too

In my third installment of blogging tips, we’re going to do some planning and outsourcing. View part one and two of the series, too!

Create an ongoing Google Doc

I absolutely live by this!  I create Google docs that I can edit at any time. Since they live on the web, it’s easy to update on your phone or on your computer so you can continuously work on them. I have pages like short and long term goals, blog re-design ideas, random post ideas–basically anything that comes to mind.

The old faithful editorial calendar

I work so hard to use an editorial calendar. It’s something that I’ve never been good at. I like to plan my posts in advance, but I never really you finish. An editorial calendar is basically an idea we took from magazines. They will share a calendar of what each month’s issue will contain. So you know that May will be dedicated to Spring beauty, and February is all about Valentine’s day. We can do this on a much smaller scale, as bloggers. You can lay out your calendar with themes, specific posts, or whatever else you can think of.

Guest contributors

Here’s an easy one! Basically you’re getting people to write content for your blog so that you don’t have to. If your goal is to have fresh content for your blog five days a week, see if you can have a guest post once every couple of weeks. It’s also a good idea because you get the perspective of someone else. That reader might bring their own audience, too! Take the pressure off yourself!

Automate like crazy

Set up as much as you can ahead of time so that you don’t have to do it in your current moment. Once you finish your blog post, schedule it in HootSuite to go to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. That way, if it goes out at 11 AM you don’t actually have to do it–Hootsuite does it for you. If you knock out all the automation ahead of time then it’s much easier for you to not think about it later.

Don’t beat yourself up

If you don’t get content up on time or everybody’s upset that you’re changing, It’s okay. My goal is to post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It almost never happens. And ya know what? Everything will be fine. Life will go on and you can always start again.

AJ Crimson Foundation and BB + D Cream

Last week, Meagan Shea and I went to the AJ Crimson pop up shop in Baltimore, where he was selling his new foundations and all kinds of other great stuff! In this video, I will show you all the colors he used on me, how he applied everything, and I’ll demonstrate his BB + D cream.  Many of his products are still on sale right now for $15! Curious about which foundation matches you best? Check out this comparison chart.

Fashion Fair Cosmetics: Lip Lookbook

Spicy Plum, Posh, Chocolate Raspberry, Rage

Fashion Fair Cosmetics is one of those brands that’s been around forever. FOREVER. It’s the brand that your mom and auntie have worn for years. But to tell you the truth, it’s not that way at all.
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