NYE Makeup

HAPPY 2018!!

The holiday season is always my favorite time of the year. Cozy weather, family time, vacations, & extra glam makeup.

This NYE  silver look was inspired by Instagramer RAHMANBEAUTY

This look doesn’t have to break the bank. You don’t need to buy the exact products your inspiration used. I dug through the products I already had to create my look. As you can see one of my pallets is super old. I’ve had it since highschool and bought it at Ross. For me the only thing that matters is the End Results, okkk!

You can find the products I used below!

Face Primer –  Prep + Prime Natural Radiance – PINK (Great for oily skin) – MAC

Under Eye Color Corrector – HD Pro Conceal in Yellow Corrector – LA Girl Cosmetics

Foundation – Stick Foundation – Carmel – ABH

Powder setting –  Studio Fix NC45  – MAC

Contour –  Gotcha Covered Concealer in Ebony – NYX Cosmetics

Blush – 9N – Morphe

Highlight – LUNA – Aurora Pallet  – ABH

*Normally $42 but I snagged it for $20 at Sephora

Baking Powder – Banana – Ben Nye

Eyebrows – Dip Brow in Dark Brown – ABH

Eyeshadow primer – Proof it –  NYX Cosmetics

Eyeshadow –  Super old pallet from Ross  & 35N Morphe

Eyeliner -Color Icon Khol in Black – Wet n Wild

Liquid Liner – Tarte & Jet Black $2 –  E.L.F. Cosmetics

Lashes – Queen B KoKo Lashes

Lip Exfoliator – E.L.F Cosmetics $3

Lip Color – Cork MAC

Setting Spray – Prep + Prime Fix MAC

 

Would I love to buy new makeup to make this look, yes, but then I look at my bank account and reality sets in. As you can see the makeup I used didn’t hurt my account too much. My secret is to buy products the rare times they go on sale!! Find a look that inspires you & look through your stash to see what you can do! The journey may surprise you.

XOXO,

My Joyous Journey

 

 

Reflecting on 2017

The last day of 2017 is here! I’ve been thinking about my accomplishment, and what I have learned. I almost want to call it failures but that’s not what they are. As we go though life we develop wisdom from the “mistakes” & they all define your journey. This blog has been something I wanted to do since I was 17 but I have always been fearful of failure, not being cool enough, glam enough, skinny enough. This year I conquered my fears and developed total confidence in who I am and the journey I’m on. 2018, I’m ready to be the women I know I am!

Outfit details:

Obnoxiously Fabulous Fur – Vintage find from moms closet

Scarf –Macys

Boots – Shoeland

Xoxo,

My Joyous Journey

Winter Takes a Bite Out of My Nails

I’ve shared my recent winter getaway trip to Aspen Colorado now there are some things I didn’t realize being a Florida girl.

The cold hurts! It hurt my nails anyways.

Living in Florida we constantly have humidity in the atmosphere no matter the time of year it’s there. What I wasn’t prepared for was the attack my nails endured with the dry winter air of Aspen.

Here is the damage

As you can see about 40% of my nails were broke literally in half. The worst part was that it was broken to the nail bed so the nail didn’t rip all the way off and just sat there.

At first I thought it was because my natural nails are week from the nail addition. I always love a fresh look 💅🏾. Then, after the third attack I thought to google winter nail breaks and lo and behold I learned the truth about battle of the winter nails and that is MOISTURIZE!

Here are the steps I am taking to rebuilt my nails

  1. Do the unthinkable and remove all Gels, Dip Gels, Acrylics
  2. Cut the nails down to the nail beds and file them
  3. Let your nails have its own mental break, go natural for a few days
  4. After a few days I felt it was safe for apply some nail hardeners and oils
  5. Let the repair begin, but remember this will take TIME.

XOXO,

My Joyous Journey