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Best Denim (on SALE) from Evereve

Happy Wednesday, Loves!  Today we’re on our way to Utah for a little Mountain getaway. Darek is from Utah so usually travel there a couple of times a year to visit his family and ski/snowboard in Park City. This year the Sundance Film Festival will be going on while we’re in Park City so that should be fun! Utah is just so gorgeous and we always have the best time. The girls are excited to see Grandma and Grandpa and ride horses and spend time with cousins!

Anyways, I’m super excited to share today’s post!  Both of my outfits in today’s post are from one of my favorite stores, Evereve. Evereve has been one of my go-to stores for a while now and you’ve probably heard me mention it if you’ve been following me for the past year. If you haven’t heard of them, they are an on-trend boutique style store and they carry so many brands I love like Free People, Michael Stars, Chaser, the list goes on! They have several locations throughout the mid-west…and they cater to Moms! How cool is that?!
Evereve is also having an amaaaazing denim sale right now.  All jeans are 15% off now through January 21st!  I wanted to showcase 2 different looks for this post and style a pair of distressed jeans and a pair of classic dark wash skinny jeans. Both styles are an essential part of any wardrobe both of these are on sale! I love that Evereve carries so many of my favorite denim brands like Hudson, Blank NYC, and 7 For All Mankind. Now that Christmas is over, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of sales and get a little something for yourself ;). Denim can be one of the hardest things to buy and I know I’ve struggled with finding jeans that have a flattering fit and aren’t too low.  I recently found 2 pairs of jeans I love from Evereve.

Look #1.

Hudson Distressed Denim | White tunic | Grey cardigan | Neutral booties

These Hudson jeans I styled in the are the perfect pair of casual denim. I LOVE the rips in the knees and I love that they are just lightly distressed and don’t have holes everywhere.  They are an ankle length which is so nice to pair with booties or sandals in the warmer months.  The wash is a great medium shade and perfect for transitioning into Spring!  The fit of these is amazing and I’m wearing a 26 in these as well.

 

Cream fringe sweater | Dark skinny jeans | Neutral booties

Look #2. I’m constantly running after Brie and Bryn and getting in and out of the car so I love that these 7 For All Mankind jeans are high-rise and have some stretch to them. I love the super dark wash and I also love that they don’t have any distressing.  I have several pairs of ripped denim but it’s always good to have a basic dark wash denim without distressing for times when you want to look a little more dressed up. They fit true to size, I’m 5’7 and I’m wearing a size 26.

 

Thanks to Evereve for sponsoring this post!

Photos by Shelly Ruth photography

 

My Everyday Smokey Eye Makeup

 

Happy Monday, Babes! Lately I’ve been getting SO many dms and questions about my makeup so I thought I’d share another beauty post with you!  One of my most asked makeup questions is which eyeshadow colors do I use? Typically during the day I like to do my version of a “natural Smokey eye” and I’ve been using the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette to achieve this look. The colors in this palette are gorgeous and natural, perfect for everyday. All of the products I use for my everyday Smokey eye can be found at Nordstrom. The Beauty Specialists at Nordstrom are always so helpful so I love to stop by and stock up on all my favorite products when I’m in to pick up an order. It’s so convenient.

I also go to my certified Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow specialist about once a month at the Nordstrom here in Indy and she cleans up my brows and fills them in to perfection! This service is something I would highly recommend if your local Nordstrom offers it.  Brows are SO important!  After all, the brows are the windows to the face, lol.  I use this eyebrow pencil to fill in my brows.  I’ve listed the steps to achieve my everyday Smokey eye below! XO

Step 1. I prime my eyelids using the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer. It has a tint to it so it covers up any veins or discoloration on my eyelids and provides a good base for my eyeshadow.

Step 2. I put the shade “Strange” all over my lid up to my crease.

Step 3. I blend the shade “Nooner” into my crease using a “window shield” wiper motion.  It’s the perfect neutral transition shade!

Step 4. I dab a little of the shade “Factory” on the “outer v” or outside corners of my eyes and blend it inwards…this creates a smokey effect!

Step 5. I dab a little of the shade “Darkside”on the outer corner of my eye and blend it on top of “Factory”.

Step 6. I line the waterline and top lash line with black eyeliner. I love this one from Mac!  I always use the blackest black shade.

Step 7. I apply this mascara to my top and bottom lashes. I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about it before because it’s amazing!! It’s hands down my favorite mascara right now!

Step 8. Lastly, I always set my makeup with this setting spray.  This step is important and really makes my eye makeup stay all day.

Outfit Details:

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Photos by Shelly Ruth photography

Top Beauty Products I Swear By

Hi Babes!  I hope everyone enjoyed their Holidays.  I took a few weeks off of blogging to spend time with my family and friends and it was nice to take a break and live in the moment.  I also started planning all of my content for the New Year and I can’t wait to share it all with you guys.  I haven’t blogged in a few weeks and it feels SO good to have a new post up!  Like I mentioned, I have some pretty exciting things planned for my blog in 2018 so stay tuned!  As always, thank you so much for your continued love and support. XO

Everyday, I get SO many dms and messages from you guys asking which makeup products are my favorite and what I like to use so I thought I would just do a post and share my absolute favorite beauty products all in one place!  Today’s post I’m sharing my HOLY GRAIL beauty products with y’all.  All of these items can be found at Nordstrom.  You guys already know Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores to shop, not only for clothes, but also for makeup and beauty products.  It really is my one-stop-shop for everything I love LOL.  I’ve sworn by most of these products for YEARS and typically use them everyday.  I’m linking them all below for you guys! XO

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation– If you’ve been following me for a while you have heard me talk about this foundation.   This stuff is AMAZING and stays all day long!  The coverage is better than anything else I’ve found and it doesn’t look cakey. It’s the same foundation I used in my everyday makeup tutorial.

Smashbox Photo-Ready Color Correcting Primer – This primer is SOOOO good.  I used to not be a huge fan of primers because I wasn’t sure if they actually did anything and thought they were a waste of money…until I found this one.  I have hyper-pigmentation and some sun spots on my cheeks and this stuff blurs them out before I even put on foundation.

Anastasia Brow Wiz – This is my all-time favorite brow pencil.  The tip is super tiny so the strokes are really natural and don’t look harsh.   I use the shade “Soft Brown”.  I had my eyebrows micro-bladed last year but I feel like it’s faded a lot so I like to lightly fill in my brows where they’re sparse.

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder– This setting powder is what I use to set under my eyes and wherever I’ve contoured with concealer.  I have oily/combo skin so I have to use a setting powder over any cream products I use or it will start to move and crease throughout the day.  You can see this in my Everyday Makeup Tutorial here.  I LOVE how fine the powder is so it doesn’t settle into fine lines or sink into my pores.

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in “KimKW” – This is the perfect shade of nude lipstick for me!!  It doesn’t make you look dead or washed out and the formula gives off a gorgeous satin finish.  I wouldn’t call it a matte lipstick but it definitely isn’t too creamy which means it lasts a few hours before I have to re-apply.  I use a slightly darker shade of liner with it like Mac’s “Soar” or “Strip Down” to give my lips an ombre effect.

Philosophy Purity Facewash – I love makeup but I also love the feeling of fresh, clean skin.  This facewash has been my go-to for several years.  It gets off EVERY stitch of makeup.  It doesn’t foam which means it’s not drying on your skin.  I’m currently working on a updated skincare routine post for you guys where i’ll go more in-depth about my daily/nightly skincare routine.

YSL “The Shock” Mascara – This mascara is SO good.  The formula makes your lashes look super long and it doesn’t get clumpy.  I do have lash extensions but I like to just brush this lightly on the ends of my lashes for extra dramatic look.

Mac MSFN Powder in “Medium Deep” – I’ve used this to set my foundation for 3 years.  The finish of this powder is GORGEOUS.  It literally looks like your skin.  I use a Sigma large powder brush and dust it all over my face after I put on my foundation and concealer.

Nars Blush in the shade “Orgasm” – This was the first blush I ever went through all of it and ran out that same day to get more because I literally couldn’t go a day without it.  The peachy/pink shade is flattering on any skin tone and looks great with every shade of lip color (trust me, I’ve paired it with everything from a red lip to nude lips) If I could only own one blush, this would be it!

Mac Lip Liner – I’m a freak about lining my lips every single day.  I just love how it emphasizes my lips. My all-time favorite lip liner is from Mac.  I have several shades I love and I usually stick to berry or nude-ish shades because they look the most natural.  My favorite shades are Soar, Stripdown, Whirl, and Plum.

The T3 Whirl Trio – This is my by-far my favorite curling wand.  It is pricier than other wands I’ve used but it’s so worth the investment.  It gets SO hot so I have to make sure I don’t use the highest setting.  I love that it heats up so quickly and the waves last for daaaays.  I typically curl my entire head every 3-4 days and just touch-up the front pieces in between.  I love the 1 in straight barrel for everyday curls and the tapered barrel for a more “beachy” wave.

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Thank you to Nordstrom for Sponsoring this post!

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

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