4th of July Makeup Look

Hi everyone,

Today I thought it would be fun to Recent Look post on my 4th of July makeup look. I always do a festive makeup look for the 4th, trying to make it different than the previous year, and I’m really happy with the one I did this year. I think it was really fun and it came out great.

So the first thing I did for this look was prime my face and to do that I used the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Next I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory followed by my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

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For the rest of my face the first thing I did was bronze using the Nars Bronzer in Laguna. I applied the blush from the e.l.f Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee and highlighted using the first two shades from the Touch In Sol Glowdient Makeup Palette, mixed together. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the Pur Festival 2.0 Palette and took the shade Photo Op, a nude/brown, as a transition shade, putting it in the crease and blending it out just a bit. Then I went into the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette and took the shade Noir, which is a dark blue/black, put it on the outer corner of my eye and brought it in just a little bit. I then went back into the Pur Festival 2.0 Palette and took the shade Electric, a sparkly dark blue with a black shift, and put it on half of my eyelid. For the other half of my eyelid and the inner corner of my eye, I went back to the ABH Sultry Palette and grabbed Cyborg, a sparkly silver shade. I then took Noir, Electric and Cyborg and put them under my eye, matching where they were on my lid. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I obviously wanted a red lip, and for that I used the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Famous Red. This is a new lip color for me, I’ve only worn it once, and I didn’t line my lips because I wanted the full effect of the lipstick and because it’s in pencil form you don’t always have to. And to set everything I used the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you did a festive makeup look for the 4th I’d love to know what you did. 

Until next time, have fun creating different makeup looks and I hope you had a fun 4th :). 

-K 

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July Favorites

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As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my July favorites. I have a pretty fun mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my July BoxyCharm box and if you haven’t read that I’ll leave a link below. My first BoxyCharm favorite is the Clean Skin Club Vitamin C Brightening Booster. This has pineapple, watermelon and green tea extracts and it’s supposed to brighten your complexion, protect against UV damage and  help reduce signs of aging. I’ve been using this since I got it and I really like it. I can feel and see a difference in my skin. This also smells really good and it says on their website that it’s good for normal, oily, combination, dry and sensitive skin. So if you’re looking for a new element in your skincare routine I recommend this.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray. I cannot say enough good things about this, I love it. It’s infused with fresh coconut extract so you get that nice tropical, summery smell and has micro pearls so you get a glowy and dewy finish. It also comes out in a really fine mist and I prefer that in a setting spray. This dries down pretty fast and doesn’t leave you with a sticky or tacky feeling, it does lock in your makeup and the glow you get is enough that you can see it but it’s not over the top. I definitely recommend giving this a try if you haven’t.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Lavish Quick Color Switch Dry Brush Cleaner. This is a spongey brush cleaner that you swirl your brush on and it removes the pigment. I’ve been using this since I got it and I think it’s a great little tool to have. It picks up the pigment pretty quickly and basically does exactly what it says on the tin. I appreciate that this is easy to clean, you wash it with your favorite cleanser and let it dry before putting it back in the container.

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And my last beauty favorite is my 4th of July makeup look. I did do a post all about this look and how I did it, which I’ll link below, but I had a lot of fun with this look and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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Moving on I have a gardening favorite and it’s my sunflowers. Last summer I grew sunflowers for the first time, but when I got them they were starts and this year I decided I wanted to try and grow them from seed. I bought a packet of the heirloom sunflowers so when they bloom they should be multicolored, which I’m excited about. This year has been a little rough on them, in the beginning slugs really ate them and I was convinced they weren’t going to grow at all but I searched a ton of different gardening websites and they all recommended using copper tape which I did buy. Since putting the copper tape around my planter the slugs are gone and the sunflowers have really grown and I’m super happy with them.

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And my last favorite, a music favorite, is the reissue of Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie album, this album has also been remastered. Although the massive reissue doesn’t come out in full until July 31st, there have been a few songs released already. Flaming Pie isn’t an album I’ve listened to a lot over the years, I know a small handful of the songs, but I’m excited about the reissue as a whole. There are different versions of the reissue you can get, the lavish collector’s edition includes five CDs, two DVDs and four LPs. The deluxe edition includes five CDs and two DVDs. You can also get individual editions in the form of three LPs, two LPs and two CDs. It will also be on Spotify and other streaming platforms. If you haven’t heard of the Flaming Pie album I would definitely recommend giving it a listen.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great July :).

-K

July BoxyCharm Post: https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2020/07/20/july-2020-boxycharm-unboxing/

4th of July Makeup Look Post: https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2020/07/10/4th-of-july-makeup-look/

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4th Of July Makeup Look

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! Today I thought it would be fun to share with you the makeup look I did for the 4th of July and how I did it. I had quite a few ideas leading up to the 4th about what I wanted to do and ultimately I’m really happy with the one I chose.

So the first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. I’ve been liking this a lot. It’s really moisturizing, gives a nice glow under foundation, smells super good and gives you a great base to work with. Next I went in with my foundation, Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless in 205, Ivory. I have to say, now that I’ve switched to the liquid version I like it a lot more and I feel like I’m getting much better coverage. I then applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory, under my eyes and a few other places. And I set it all with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper.

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For the rest of my face I started with bronzer and used Benefit Hoola. Then I went to what is becoming a go to of mine, the Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio in Medium/Tan and used the shade Isla. And I highlighted using the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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When it came to my eyes the first thing I did was prime them using the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer. For this look I wanted to use a palette I hadn’t fully explored, so I went with the Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Palette. The first shadow I used, as a base, was It’s Designer, a matte nude shadow. Then I went in with Coal Under Pressure, this is somewhere between a medium and deep black and it has flecks of silver glitter in it. I put this in the crease, on the outer corner of the eye and brought it in about halfway on the eye. For the rest of the lid I applied Set The Jewel Tone, which is a really pretty shimmery sapphire blue. Then, for a little extra fun and sparkle, I dabbed Diamond Life on my entire lid. When I originally saw this glitter I thought it would be a great topper and it is. It has a mix of white, blue, black and a darker silver glitter in it. And for a little brightness I put Clutch Your Pearls in the inner corner of my eye and under my brows. To line my eyes I applied the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooperand I topped off the eyes with the Too Faced Damn Girl mascara, it really does give you lashes for days. I knew I wanted to do a red lip so I looked through all of mine and decided on the Beauty Vaulte liner in Natty Nat and on top of that, the Sephora Collection LipStories Matte Lipstick in 23, After Hours. This is a great deep red that I wear a lot during the holidays and college football season. And to set the look I used the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I always like doing posts like this, so look out for more in the future.

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many makeup products :).

-K

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