Thursday, October 2, 2014

Look of the Day // a little bit more about me :)

A random post for today, my friends.

A little bit about my YouTube makeup guru obsession, my makeup obsession in general, and my daily routine. Enjoy!

Before I go to bed, I usually watch around 3-4 makeup YouTube videos. Some of these videos may be skin care routines, hauls, or fashion posts, however the videos I enjoy watching the most are tutorials. Watching a makeup tutorial gets my creative juices flowing and makes me legitimately excited for the next morning when I go to apply my makeup. Some tutorials are a touch out of my league or a bit too dramatic for an everyday work day, but others are right in my realm of understanding.

After I turn my iPad off, call Greg to say goodnight, place my glasses on my side table, and turn my light off, my mind begins reeling over ideas for my makeup and/or outfit for the next day. (Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I’m just so darn tired, I don’t think about a thing, I just fall asleep) Once I have a broad idea in my mind of what I want to do the next day, I find that I quickly fall asleep.

I always set my alarm for an earlier time than I know my body will allow me to fully wake up. If I want to be out of bed by 7AM, I will set an alarm for 6:45 and 6:50 AM. This process usually has me up and at ‘em by 7:15AM. (always later than I plan for) Most mornings I drag myself out of bed, walk into the kitchen and start the coffee maker, (I love smelling fresh brewed coffee when I open the bathroom door after my shower) I straighten out the living room from whatever may have befallen it from the night before, and I go and turn my shower on. (Let it be known, the shower in my apartment needs AT LEAST 1 full minute to get from bitterly cold to a comfortably hot temperature. ESPECIALLY in the winter…ahh the wonders of a cheap apartment.. but I digress.)
While in the shower, depending how awake I am by that point,  I think about what the day has in store for me, what I might want to do after work, what a dream I may have had the night before means, and what outfit I plan to wear.

By the time I sit down at my makeup table, I usually have a pretty good idea of what kind of look I’m going for. Some days I feel like doing something simple and quick so I just throw a matte brown in the crease and a shimmery champagne color on my lid, slap on some mascara and be done. Most days, however, I have a full on creative fun fest at my makeup table. Sometimes I whip out a pigment or a bright Infallible shadow to play with, sometimes I use 3-4 different shadows all over my eye to create a fun, new look. No matter what I do on my eyes, I always enjoy the entire process of applying my makeup. I do not dread getting ready, I don’t find myself wanting to rush through application, I genuinely find that it relaxes and excites me at the same time.

I woke up this morning knowing that I wanted to do something with green shadow. (I love wearing green shadow as I feel it truly brings out the best in my eye color.) I decided to pair my dramatic, green smokey eye with one of my favorite blazers, which also happens to be bright green.

Here’s the look !

Early morning selfie in the car to show off my eye shadow 
my FAVE green blazer

Shadows used:
It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palate – Soft Light and Mocha in the crease
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder – Bella Emerald all over the lid and inner half of lower lash line
L’Oreal Infallible Shadow - Bronzed Taupe in outer half of lower lash line

Thanks for reading guys! Have a great rest of the day :) :)

xo Dane

    Side note: Here is Maxxie looking super duper cuters.. <3 <3