Many of you saw that Wednesday was my 29th birthday, on the 29th of May, or my “golden birthday”. (I’m guessing a lot of people – especially those born near the beginning of a month never really get to celebrate such a thing!) I didn’t plan an outfit particularly in honor of my birthday, nor do I think it was a particularly special look. However, if you follow along with my FaceBook page, you know that I did an Instagram collage called “Behind the Scenes”. Today’s outfit of the day post is more than just an outfit, it’s the whole package – the behind the scenes.
[A first, so exclusively for you!]
The Beauty Bag:
I’m not usually BIG on make-up, though I do enjoy getting gussied up every now and again. I bought a face primer YEARS ago before my wedding and I’ve probably only used it twice. Wednesday made thrice. And I’m here to tell you, that stuff WORKS. Not currently pictured, I started my face with Smashbox’s Photo Finish primer. If you don’t own it, or any other primer, get to a store and buy some now. Even after all day of shopping, sweating, and partying, my face still looked like I had just put on my make-up and it was 12 hours later. Miracle!
Ok, so what was actually in my beauty bag?
Foundation: Lancôme’s Teint Miracle in “Buff”
Powder: Neutrogena’s Mineral Sheers in “Natural Ivory” (link to alternate color)
Bronzer: MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in “Give Me Sun!” (link to “Soft & Gentle”)
Blush: Tarina Tarantino’s Dollskin Cheek in “Charm”
Eye Shadow: MAC’s starflash eye shadow in “Unbasic White” (this was a limited edition shade bought YEARS ago) (link to “Crystal Avalanche“)
Eye Liner: Urban Decay’s Glide on Eye Pencil in “Uzi”
Mascara: Cover Girl’s Last Blast Volume in “Jet Black”
Lip Liner: Essence Liner in “Soft Berry”
Lipstick: Lancome’s Color Design in “Trendy Mauve”
! TA DA!
A basic black and white outfit was my outfit of choice. I wanted an elegant, yet classic look. Parisians are so good at it, aren’t they?!
Peplum top: The Limited, alternate style available here (I might have to get this one too!)
Jeans: Red Herring’s super skinny jeans in black
Wedges: Nine West’s “Fannyr”–however, I’ve had these for a year or so, and is one of only THREE pairs of heels I brought with me, here’s a link to a cute alternative “Merle”
Bag: Aldo’s “Howson” quilted shopper with chain handles and scarf bow (does it have a Chanel-like feel to you? That’s why I LOVED it!)
Accessories: To be honest, I cannot recall where I got the flower ring. I know my lovely sister gave me the bangles, but again, I have no idea where they come from! Bangles are all the rage right now, so I have no doubt you can easily find some at ANY retail shop you like to frequent! Both my toes and nails are painted using FiftFlop polish in “Coral”. (This polish came with a pair of shoes, and I’m struggling to find a link for it! Check my Instagram or Tumblr if you want to see it!)
Well, this was a BIG post for me — Fashion and Beauty all under one header. I hope you enjoyed following along as much as I enjoyed posting! Have a great weekend all. XOXO.