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Holiday Makeup and Hair for 2016!

Baby, it’s cold outside..

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It’s that time of the year when the cold weather apparel comes out and the glitz and glam side of makeup can be seen everywhere. I threw together this look that’s perfect for a daytime holiday party – or you know – going to the grocery store.  With a bit of of a deeper brown in the outer-v of the eye and a darker shade on the lower lash line, this could be taken right in to evening. I also decided to sport the new Gorjana Taner Toggle Lariat from this seasons FabFitFun box! Instead of looping it once, I decided to wear it as a choker. I like it a lot!

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My list of products used are as follows:

  1. Aveeno Clear Complexion Moisturizer 
  2. Maybelline Baby Skin Primer 
  3. Loreal Infallible Pro-Glo Foundation 
  4. NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer 
  5. Maybelline Master Conceal 
  6. ABH Contour Palette
  7. Too Faced Brow Envy Palette 
  8. Lorac Unzipped Cheek Palette 
  9.  MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick 
  10. The Balm – Mary Lou Manizer 
  11. Coty Airspun Translucent Powder 
  12. Morphe 350 Palette (several shades to create the eyelook) 
  13. Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara (from FabFitFun box and I *love* it!) 
  14. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 

In case you’re wondering I curled my hair using my Bed Head Curlipops 1″ Styling Wand. This is only my third time using it and I absolutely love how the curls come out on my short hair. I’d suggest purchasing this wand on Amazon if you’re interested because Ulta’s website currently has it for $29.99 as opposed to Amazon’s $17.99 (when I got it it was just $14.99!)

Also – I got my sweater at Marshalls a couple of years ago. If I remember correctly it was $19.99 and I got it in a 1X. I’ve decided that I don’t have enough of these chunky cozy sweaters in my life and may need to purchase more before the season is up!

I hope you all liked this holiday look! Let me know what your go-to looks are during the holidays including makeup, hair styles and clothing!

 

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Autumn Ready with Adore Me

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When the air turns crisp and the sun sets earlier, there is nothing I love more than hurrying on home, after a long day at the office, to get warm and cozy.

When I was approached by Adore Me and asked to pick my favorite style (along with autumn makeup trend) I knew exactly what my picks would be!  Continue reading

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Dusty Rose/Bronze Makeup

Hey everyone and Happy Easter!

It’s been well over a week since I’ve written anything – literally no explanation for it – I just haven’t written!

My 31st birthday came and went yesterday. My boyfriend and I had a lovely time in Newport, RI. It’s the first time either of us has been there and it was definitely an experience. Unfortunately, it rained quite a bit the second day we were there, but our activity planned for that day was to tour the Newport Mansions. Have any of you ever done that before? It was an absolute blast. A couple of the food places we tried out were incredible. Missions (a hot dog and burger joint) made the *best* hot dog I’ve ever had. Awesome spot if you happen to be in the area.

Surprisingly, I didn’t touch makeup the entire time I was in Newport. I brought all my brushes and products I thought I’d use, but we were walking around and being all tourist-y the whole time. There was no point in getting all gussied up!

Today I decided I wanted to try a pink eye look. It turned out to be a dusty rose/bronze look that I think works well for the transition from winter to spring!  Continue reading

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NYX Wanderlust Go To Palette review and swatches!

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NYX Wanderlust Go To Palette

Big news. Major news. OMG NEWS!

My local CVS finally revamped their makeup/beauty section. For the longest time it was the same stuff each week. On Thursday I stopped there for milk and – erm – $60 later I was the proud owner of some new-to-me items.  The most updated section is the NYX display. I came very close to walking out with their new retractable brow pencil, but I wanted to hold off until I could determine which shade was best for me. I’ve heard that it’s comparable to the Anastasia Brown Wiz and it’s about $10 less.

When the Wanderlust Go To Palette originally came out, I wanted it. When I saw it in CVS, I still wanted it. So I bought it.  Continue reading

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NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette

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******UPDATE******

It looks like NYX Cosmetics has adjusted their price for this product. I just hopped on their website and it’s down to $25. Drop it down to $20.00 and they’d have my money so fast, it’s not even funny.

******END UPDATE******

I’ve been incredibly intrigued by the new highlight and contour palettes hitting the beauty market as of late.

Read on to find out how the NYX Cosmetics Highlight and Contour palette stands up next to two very high end palettes. Continue reading

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My December 2014 Ipsy Glam Room!

Good morning! I woke up to a pleasant surprise! Ipsy Glam Rooms are doing early releases again this month! Here is a quick snapshot of mine!

But first! Let me shamelessly plug my Instagram handle.

Come check out my Instagram @justnikki326! Books, wine, beer, movies, outfit photos, makeup photos and the randomness that makes me Nikki. See you there!
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