Here are some of my favorite Christmas party outfits. I tried to link everything (just click the images) but you know how Pinterest is, some links are good some are not so good. Everything I couldn't find a source for I just linked back to my pinterest board.
A little red dress and some sparkle.
Green is pretty too, especially if you add some sparkle and tights.
Another red dress, love the ruffles.
I just love the tulle with a sweater.
Funky leggings are always fun.
Dress up a basic t-shirt.
A cute scarf can make an outfit festive.
Big bows are always super chic.
Ugly Christmas Sweater
Cute DIY headbands.
Candy canes and gingerbread men, so adorable.
You know I love pugs.
Another fun DIY.
And for the girl who just can't do "ugly".
What is your go-to holiday party outfit? xoxo Natalie
1. If you feel like crying ...
I get so sick of hearing about only what men have contributed to science, and math, and history in general. It takes extra effort but you can learn about the women who have shaped our modern world if you do your research.
3. Bitch in business
Can I get a YASSSSSS?!
Short this week but it's finals week so... xoxo Natalie
Recently I was approached by a Mary Kay consultant, who I knew through a sorority event, to test out some of the products she's selling. I am very particular about the make up I use and I am a die hard fan of the products I use so impressing me is really hard. That being said there were plenty of products my friend, Chelsea, showed me that I really liked! Also everything right now is buy one get one free on her website. So get a gift for a friend and then you can get something for yourself too without feeling guilty because it'll be free. ;)
This is a set that includes an exfoliating face scrub and a moisturizer. What I loved the most about this product is that the exfoliation is so fine it doesn't irritate my skin at all. I currently use St. Ives Apricot scrub and I love it because of the scent but the exfoliating grains are too large and sometimes hurt my skin. My skin also felt so soft afterward, like a baby's butt.
This set includes an exfoliating mask and a lip balm. I am constantly applying lip balm, especially during the winter when the air is so dry. No matter how much I apply I always feel like my lips aren't totally moisturized. What I like about this set is that it comes with a mask that helps to get rid of dead, dried up skin first, then when the lip balm is applied your lips are already soft. My lips felt amazing after using these and my lip color went on so well and looked so good.
This is literally the most incredible product. Using a foundation primer is a super important part of a make up routine. It helps to protect your skin but also helps your make up stay on nicely all day. What I like most about this particular primer is that it has SPF 15. Sun protection is so so so so so important to keeping your skin nice. I make sure that every step along my make up routine has some sort of sun protection. It looks just like Vaseline when it comes out of the tube, this made me so nervous at first because I didn't want my face to be all greasy after just cleaning it so well. When I put it on though it just went on like velvet. There is literally no other word to describe the consistency of this product beside velvety. It is so light and soft that it feels like you don't even have anything on your face at all.
This blush is just a beautiful color. It is a deep berry shade that is perfect for winter. The color doesn't really come across well in this picture but trust me it's great. It has a slight shimmer to it but not too much.
This is not only an eye color but also an eye shadow primer. Most cream eye shadows tend to crease and look badly after a while but this one stays on nicely and also makes any eye shadow put on over top of it stay in place too. Since this is an eye color though it really doesn't anything over it unless you're going for a more dramatic look. The color pictured is Apricot Twist which is what I used for my look. I also tried Beach Blonde which is a really pretty, shimmery, cream color.
I was very skeptical of this color because I am just recently getting into lip colors and this is a very bold one for a newcomer. I ended up loving it though! Again, this color is so great for winter. It's a deep berry with some sparkle. It's also shear so it doesn't come off as too bold because it blended nicely with my natural lip color. It is also very soft, like putting on lip balm.
I love love love this. I'm not a huge fan of lip gloss (which if you have read my blog at all you already know) but this one is just so pretty I can ignore the fact that it's a gloss. I layered this on top of the creme lipstick and the results were beautiful. If you're looking for a starter dark lip color this is a great one!
Completed Mary Kay look:
6 hours later...
All the make up stayed on really well beside the lip color which I totally didn't expect to last because I went to dinner between taking these pictures. I didn't list out specifically everything on my face because, let's be real, that'd be way too long of a post but here is a list of everything.
1. TimeWise Day Solution
2. TimeWise Night Solution
3. TimeWise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation
5. Translucent Loose Powder
6. Facial Highlighting Pen
7. Mineral Eye Color
8. Gel Eyeliner with Expandable Brush Applicator
9. Makeup Finishing Spray
10. Ultimate Mascara
As always, let me know if you try these products! xoxo Natalie
A little about me
Natalie. 26. Mechanical engineer. Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech. I love pugs, pink, crafting, feminism, makeup, and reading.