Photoshoot with Lindsey (Camera Linds Photography)

I’m so excited to share these photos with you guys! Lindsey is super creative and that’s why I think she’s such a great photographer (one of the best I know). She wanted this shoot to be very bohemian based and of course, that’s right up my alley so of course I was interested! Lindsey found this great idea called flower tattoos which we tried and they turned out beautifully! I’ll be posting a how to for those very soon so stay posted. So if you love these photos, please check out Lindsey’s other work on her website: Camera Linds Photography and her instagram: @lindseyremy ❤️

 

I’m still obsessed with these flower tattoos, can’t wait to show you guys how we did it!
 
 
Love this one, took a couple tries, but turned out beautifully.

 
The candids are my favorites ❤️
 
 
You can only see one deer here, but there was a small pack. They were so close!
 
 

  

Probably my favorite. I love that you can see my henna!

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Get the spring look: Dos and Don’ts

I’m so happy it’s spring. You know what that means? Bright colors, new hair, flowers. Those who fell into the winter and fall trance of matte dark lipsticks, dark colored eyeshadow and pale skin — fear no more, it’s time to get bold. 

Please do: 

  • Get out that bold red lipstick. Might as well pull out your pinks and corals  too. Sephora’s liquid lipstick has some of the brightest spring colors around.
  • Shop spring lines. Forever 21 and Kendall and Kylie’s line are affordable and bring out the latest and most stylish spring trends.
  • Try a new hair color. If you’re feeling bold enough, go blonde, pink, or even try grey like me! 
  • Paint your nails. Use yellows, pastel pinks, whites, greys and coffee colored polishes. These are the most popular colors this spring.
  • Use bright colored eyeshadow. I’m not the only one who’s been not using certain colors on my palette. This spring is the perfect time to experiment with some brighter colors. Blue and gold have been popular bright colors, try them out. You’ll be shocked!
  • Moisturize. The weather’s getting warmer, make sure you have a good face lotion. Also, oil serums have been trending. I use Korres Rose Brightening oil serum to even and brighten my skin. I just mix it with my foundation and my face feels hydrated.
  • Hike, go for a walk. It’s the perfect weather to do so. Breathe in the freshest air of spring, it’s good for you!

Please Don’t: 

  • Over do makeup. Yes, bright colors are in this spring, but if you use a bold lip color and eyeshadow and do heavy highlighter, that’s not as in. Try using a bold lip and light eye makeup or a bold eye and a nude rosey or mauve colored lipstick.
  • Spend all your time inside. Watch the flowers bloom, take a nap under the trees, make flower tattoos. Pinterest has some great spring activites and crafts, I’ll let you google “how to make flower tattoos” yourself, they’re sweet. 

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For your inner creativeness a Lip Gloss set Must-Have: Sephora + Pantone Universe Watercolors

  
If you’re a color person you’ll love this set! I will warn you: the colors are not as pigmented as they look in their bottles as it is a WATERCOLOR set (meaning the colors are light and watery — like the paints). I really like this set because I don’t wear a lot of crazy colors and because these colors are lighter than normal, it let’s me get away with it. The pigment and consistency is really great! It goes on well, nice and even. It’s quality gloss, people. 

 The blue is my personal favorite! 
  I really like this reddish pink one too. This would be more practical for an everyday look.  

 I was surprised by the orange. It actually looks great! Reminds me of a guava pink and very light orange color. 

  This one had me a little uneasy. I feel like it would look great on somebody, but not me! I could see someone doing a creative look with it though. 
  And this is the purple one. I was really impressed by this color, it’s actually really nice looking! Anyone could pull this off! 
So you may have noticed that I did not include a picture of the yellow gloss. Well, it didn’t really work out because, well, it just was not feeling my lips and it’s not very pigmented.

3.9 out of 5 

  • Great colors, goes on smooth
  • Creative idea
  • A little deceiving
  • It’s on sale now at Sephora and online! 

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A review: Tarte’s Tarteist Lipaint 

Who else, besides me, is obsessed with liquid lipstick? Okay for me, it’s specifically matte, dark colors. OBSESSED. A couple months ago, I bought Kat Von D’s long-lasting lipstick in Lolita. It was my absolute favorite for a while, but then I needed a new color, but from the same general palette (Idk, I just really like dark purples, browns and nudes. I stay away from all the other colors!). I decided to try Tarte’s new line of liquid lipsticks.

So the lipsticks come in a really cute package. Tarte calls the lipstick “lip paint.” I was a little confused about what “lip paint” was and if I would even like it.

I really like the thin brush on the wand. It helps with precise lining which is really helpful. The consistency is also a lot like a matte liquid lipstick only it goes on really smooth! It takes a little while for it to completely dry, but the color is amazing.  

I ordered the colors “tbt” and “manbun.” Tbt is my favorite because I can wear it a lot more often. It’s a nude pinkish color that gives me life. Manbun is a mix of a Vampy red and berry purple. It’s dark and I’m in love with the name and everything about it.

Here’s a quick swatch after a couple minutes of letting both colors dry.

Overall Impression: 

  • Colors are vibrant, does not take a lot to fully cover lips
  • A little smaller than I would have expected for $20
  • Fun packaging and creative color names
  • Lasts the whole day
  • 4.5 out of 5

What’s your favorite lipstick? Do you tend to buy similar colors or do you like to diversify your lipstick color collection? I want to know, comment below!

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List of Favorite Fragrances — Do’s and Don’ts

“Do’s!” (in order)

  1. Marc Jacobs Decadence __________________ $30-$100+
  2. Marc Jacobs Daisy ______________________$20-$100
  3. Victoria’s Secret Love Spell _______________$14
  4. Chloe Chloe eau de parfum________________$30-$100
  5. Dior J’adore eau de parfum________________$80-$100+
  6. Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb_______________$80

 

Don’ts

The only really bad fragrance I have come across is a new line by Tocca. It smells like rubbing alcohol with a slight flower scent. Just beware!

What’s your favorite fragrance? Does price matter to you?

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Obsessions of 2015 — My can’t live withouts!

2015 was a great year! Here were some of my obsessions: 

  1.   Matte Lipstick- Holy Cow. Dark brown matte lipsticks, nude matte lipsticks, dark purple matte lipsticks. One word: Amen. Not to mention Kylie Jenner’s new lipsticks that sold out seconds after they were released. Yeah I was one of those excited, loyal fans that was ready to click the “confirm my order,” exactly the time it came out, but sadly Kylie has too many fans who clicked that button half a second faster than I had.
  2.  Younique- This new brand of makeup has had me so obsessed. Some of the proceeds go to women who have experienced domestic violence and if you know someone who sells it (it’s kind of like Mary Kay only better for your skin!) they will receive some of the profit too! I think it’s just a great company. P.S. I’ll be releasing a review of the AMAZING Younique foundation and crazy cool mascara very soon! No harsh, unnecesary chemicals and less than 12 ingredients! It’s great for your skin!
  3.   Instant headache remover- I just recently found this nifty eye cover. Heat it up or freeze it and just put on your head when you’ve got a headache or right before you go to bed! It’s only about $1 at T.J Maxx and serves as one of my favorites from 2015 for whenever I need some relaxing me time.
  4.   Glass Animals Zaba Album- I’ve come across some great music in 2015! The Glass Animals have been around for a few years now and this album is great! If you like electronic, tribal music with a peculiar taste, this is for you. Listen to Gooey if it’s your first time hearing them. You will not regret it! 
  5.   Travis Scott- Like rap with a great beat and bass drops? Travis Scott has made some great music this year on his album Rodeo. You may have heard Antidote, as it’s one of his most popular songs and has been on the radio for a while now. If you like Antidote, you’ll LOVE the rest of that album! 
  6.   Gray Ombre- Ombres in general have been my thing all year, but the color grey has been my favorite color. Although I have not done this to my hair yet, it is coming soon! I promise I will post before and after pictures! 
  7.   Heels, anything with HEELS!- Addictive. That’s all I have to say about that!  


What were some of your obsessions? Let me know! I love trying new things! 


Thanks for reading, stay golden.