Outfit Of The Day : Those Pants

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These pants, am I right?! I love finding pieces that are a little different and fun. Since they are a cool, black and white patter- I can wear them with any solid colored shirt. Which includes my denim button down that I literally love wearing.

I wear clothes that make me feel beautiful and confident and these pants definitely do that! And, did I mention, they are comfy??

Pants- Target

Button Down- Cotton On

Fluorite Necklace- Earthling Crystals

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Year of Color : Perfect Red Lip Tutorial

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I am a girl who loves a good red lip. It just looks so classy and makes me feel put together. My years of doing makeup and going to Esthetics school has taught me some tips and tricks to nail that perfect red lip look! (Really- these tips can help you achieve the perfect look for any color lipstick)

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  1. Exfoliate. That may sound weird to you but its true. When your lips are dry or chapped, it can make your lipstick look uneven/chunky. You can use a soft sugar scrub, a lip enzyme, or even just gently using a damp wash cloth. Voila! You now have the perfect surface to begin.
  2.  Lip Balm. The very first things you want to apply will be some type of moisturizing lip balm. I personally love Aveda Lip Saver or Renewing Lip Treatment OR Burt’s Bees. Apply a light layer before moving on.
  3.  Lip Liner. I usually recommend buying a neutral or nude lip liner. These colors can go with any colored lipstick and you don’t have to worry about matching a lip liner and lip stick color perfectly. Apply this along your lip line and inside to give a nice primer for your lipstick.
  4.  Lipstick! So now is lipstick time! I apply it generously to my lips and then use a thin brush along the edges to get a very precise line. You can also use a little bit of concealer to clean up the edges to make them look even more precise! DO NOT rub your lips together to distribute the color! It can mess up your lines and make the color look uneven. I also use a bit of face powder and then do another layer of lipstick. This helps the color last longer.
  5. Lip gloss. The powder you use to set your lip color can make the color look a little more matte. If you like the matte look- awesome! If you want a little more sheen, apply lip gloss last. I love Aveda Lip Glaze. It’s hydrating and not super sticky!

There you go! You now have a great lookin’ red lip! I’m sure there are lots of other tips that can be used to make your lipstick even better; these are just the steps I have found that have helped me rock my red lip. So, go rock it.

Outfit Of The Day : 90’s Hike

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I wanted to look cute and comfortable while walking around some beautiful Redwoods today. I wanted to bring something lightweight in case it got chilly. But, it ended up being a beautiful day so I just kept my flannel tied around me because I didn’t need it! It was a beautiful day and I was comfortable and felt good the entire time!

Yoga Pants and long sleeve tee from PINK. I swear by these leggings- I have had them for years and they have lasted me and are thick enough that I don’t feel super exposed. Highly Recommend!

High Tops are converse. Obviously. I have had these shoes for 4 or 5 years and they have been on A LOT of adventures with me. I love them!