Sunlit Bronze Makeup Look

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I have been seriously slacking lately with posts of all kinds, but hopefully today will make up for it! I wanted to do a quick post about one of the makeup looks I have been loving lately! This isn't exactly a tutorial, but I hope it is helpful in giving ideas on what you could do on yourself, or maybe a product I used could even catch your attention! If you like these simple posts, let me know-or if you would like more detailed posts, I would like your input on that too! You may have read in a previous tweet that I had a lot of fun doing this look and taking the photos (I used a tripod=way too much fun haha). Hopefully this is helpful!

Finished look!

Here is what I did:
1. Slap on some primer and foundation first. I used Almay TLC Truly Lasting Color Makeup, and The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser (as a primer). Since the foundation is a bit thicker and fuller coverage, I used a small. slightly damp stippling brush to blend out the foundation, which made the coverage less intense. The brush I used was E.L.F Studio Small Stipple Brush.

2. Next, I conceal those under eye circles that just so happen to run in my family. See, better! I used a mixture of Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Concealer Cream and Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer.

3. The main part of this look is the eyeshadow. I used the Maybelline Quad in "50 Sunlit Bronze" for the whole look. First, I applied the "lid" color all over my lid. Next, I applied the "crease" color in the outer corner of my eyes, using a sideways "V" shape. I didn't notice until just now that the first and last picture are a bit out of focus and hard to see, but I hope you still get the general idea! For the last part of the eyeshadow, I took the shimmery white-ish color "brow bone" color from the quad and focused it only on the center of my eyelid, mostly where you can feel the "ball" of the eye. Refer to the picture below for the names  (lid, brow bone, crease, etc) of each shade I am using.

4. To finish everything off, I applied bronzer using the "3-E" method. The bronzer I have been using is the Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in "Princess". For blush, I used the NYX Powder Blush in "Peach". For mascara I used Benefit's Bad Gal Lash. For my lips I used the Sephora Brand Color Reveal Lip Balm. This balm is self-adjusts to your pH, giving you a unique color. (Would anyone be interested in a review?)

End look!

Hair: Result of braids, dry shampoo, and general messy-ness // Earrings: Forever 21 // Shirt: Ninja Turtle Shirt

Please let me know if you like posts like these!
Thanks for reading, 
XO, Kelsey

Sunday Social-Food Edition

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Social


1. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Probably an assortment of vegetables. Not kidding. So that is my answer-one thing-my garden items? Hahaha cheater!



2. What's your guilty pleasure/comfort food?

Definitely it is chocolate. Such a “girl” thing, but I am obsessed.



3. What's the weirdest/craziest thing you've ever eaten?

I ate a night crawler once. Tell me in the comments if you have ever ate a worm too! The taste is so weird; it is a little spicy! TMI haha.



4. What foods do you avoid at all costs?

Basically only mushrooms and seafood (shellfish allergy). Everything else is fair game for the most part.



5. What meal reminds you of your childhood?

Big breakfast meals! Homemade sausage gravy and biscuits, with bacon! My grandma used to make it all the time!



6. Share one of your favorite recipes and the story behind it.

I have so many! This isn’t a fair recipe. I am just going to generalize and say potato soup; I mean you can’t go wrong there! My mom and grandma both make the best I have ever tasted, so here is a recipe very similar to how they make theirs! I just want to point out that once you get one bowl, plan on eating 2 more :)



Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 2 to 3 cups diced ham, about 1 pound
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 to 5 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half or whole milk, more if needed to thin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, optional
  • sliced green onions, for garnish, optional
  • shredded Cheddar cheese or Cheddar-Jack blend, for garnish, optional

Preparation:

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion, celery, carrots, and ham. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute longer. Add vegetable broth and water and potatoes; cover and cook for about 25 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Whisk flour into the heavy cream until smooth; stir into the hot mixture. Stir in the half-and-half or milk. Taste and add salt and pepper, as desired. Mash slightly to thicken and add more milk if needed.

Serve garnished with parsley, sliced green onions, or a little shredded cheese.
Serves 6. 

Thanks for reading!
XO, Kelsey  

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