#MakeupOTD | Summer 2015

Hey Gorgeous Readers!

Yesterday since it's finally feeling like Summer and I was in desperate need of retail therapy I went to Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, Long Island.

During the summer I like to use really simple eye makeup and more bronzer, highlighter, and blush.

This makeup look was super simple and I think would work for anyone-- and you only need a brush and sponge (no extensive brush set required)!

To start I primed with my E.L.F Tone Adjusting face primer in green. The green tinted any red areas and made my BB cream and concealer go on more seamlessly. Then I put my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream on my target areas and blended with one of my most used products of my collection- beauty blender. I finished my foundation by applying concealer under my eyes and on any other areas that needed more coverage.

Next, I put some of my Glossy Box highlighter in Cashmere on my cheekbones. This highlighter is by far the best I have ever tried. I blended it when I added my Balm bronzer in Bahama Mama. I topped it off with my Sephora blush in rose petal. 

For my eyes I actually used my Benefit Watts Up highlighter like an eyeshadow and lined my eyes with Urban Decay's 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in smog. 

The last two products I used I actually forgot to include in the collage above. I lengthened my lashes with Lancȏme mascara and set my makeup with Urban Decay's All-Nighter Setting Spray. 

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 

Festival OOTD

Hey Gorgeous Readers!

Coachella just came to a close meaning summer music festival season has officially started. See the full list over at MFJ. In my opinion though you only really need to go to the 'World's Largest Music Festival'- Summerfest in Wisconsin (yes larger than Coachella and Bonaroo). But I digress, the most important thing about the music festival season is the amazing bohemian and rock and roll fashions.

So I picked my first festival OOTD and am counting down the days til the long days that turn into late nights are filled with the sounds of Rock blending with EDM and Indie.

I live in short shorts all summer because if you're a little shorter like I am, they're great for elongating your legs. I think festivals are so carefree and cool that these cut off pair with distressing and visible pockets (they are not as short in front as picture suggests though!) are perfect. I went more edgy than some floral and feminine festival looks with this leather jacket with the quilted panels on the shoulders. Bringing a jacket means you won't have to leave after the sun goes down or freeze during the closing acts. The jacket adds just enough polish with all the fringe and distressing going on in the look too. 

I am totally in love with this new tank top I got with a Day of the Dead inspired graphic on it. The grey scheme I kept throughout with these adorable soft booties and scarf kept the look lighter than a harsh all black look, but not overly girly.The booties are great because they are a little unfinished at the seams and top, and not too heavy for the spring or summer. I'm not really a flip flop or sandal person and I would be nervous to wear them in the huge crowds of a festival so I think booties or sneakers are better anyways. Also comfort is key if you go for the whole day. 

To accessorize I went with my pink and rose gold aviator sunglasses, a dainty girly gold ring and an ear cuff with pink rose. These little details soften the look.

What're your go-to pieces for a festival ootd?

Stay fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 

ps. A music festival is nothing without beer so the fact that Summerfest shares the hometown with Miller, Blatz, Pabst, Schlitz, and Sprecher just makes sense. #JustPuttingThatOutThere

Pretty Little Beauty Swap

 Hey Gorgeous Readers!

I came across this fabulous beauty blogger link up hosted by Southern Beauty Guide and Sleepy Single Girl and though it sounded so fun and adorable I had to sign up!

With the link up, bloggers were paired, got to know each other and their style, put together a box of some favourite make up and beauty products and swap them!

I was paired with the gorgeous, Miss Meagan over at Meagan Says It All. Which was so fun! I loved opening and trying all of the products as soon as it arrived. :)

  • Eco-Beauty moisturizer
  • Mary Kay eye makeup remover
  • ELF Blush
  • J Cats Eyelashes in EL20
  • ELF single eye shadow palette in Moondust
  • Almay Bold Nudes eye shadow palette
  • Pacifics eye shadow palette in
  • Rogue fragrance by Rihanna
  • Dream Fresh BB Cream
  • MFEO (mint for each other) soap chunk
  • You're So Fine Eyeliner in Glitterati
  • Double ended eye shadow brush
  • Fresh Paint nail polish in Pinkpalooza
  • Lasplash eye shadow sealer/base
  • Too Faced shadow insurance (eye shadow primer)
  • Samples: Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme, Snarky Bar, Perfectly Polish Night&Day, Polish Mojo, and Daily Grind Coffee Scrub, Bare Minerals 5 in 1 cream eyeshadow
Overall I loved the swap and think it was the cutest idea! The BB Cream and blush quickly made it in my everyday makeup bag and the eye makeup remover is a life saver. Thank you so much for the amazing products Meagan!

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee

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