Color Me Pretty

Festival season is so close…it’s time to start planning your beauty looks!

In no way, shape, or form am I a beauty expert, but I do love to play sometimes! While I’m not attending Coachella, I still wanted to show off some simple makeup that would still let you stand out. Today, I went bold and bright!

Knowing I would have such a bright eye and lip color, I didn’t need much for my face. I simply used my Bioxidea BB+Balm cream, Sephora brightening powder, and added a few strokes of my Elf Cosmetics blush. For the eyes, all three eye shadow colors I used are by Urban Decay. From inner corner to outer, I blended Heartless, Asphyxia, and Fishnet. I then drew a very thin line with my black Stila waterproof eyeliner marker on my upper lid. Underneath, I grabbed Asphyxia again to draw a reverse cat eye underneath my bottom lashes and added just a touch of iridescent. To top things off, I used NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Lethal Kiss and added a dab of my favorite NYX Liquid Suede Cream in Sway – Lavender for an extra pop of color!

This makeup may seem simple and basic, but all you need to do to really glam it up is by adding lots of glitter dust or some rhinestones! My favorites are by Body Bauble….they’re so beautiful!

I’d love to see some of your favorite festival makeup looks! Or if there’s one you’d like me to try out and do a tutorial, I would love to! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled and check back for more festival-inspired beauty and fashion looks!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, Goldielegs

 

Monday Makeup: PFW 2017

Monday doesn’t always have to be so drab. To make it a bit more fun, make yourself up! I like to keep up to date with all of the different hair, makeup, and styles from each fashion week. Then instead of completely copying it, put your own spin on it! Here are some of my favorite trends from Paris Fashion Week at the moment!

I am obsessed with the makeup from the Chloe show! This simple face and lip with a smudged liner and wing flick is the perfect way to go. Maybe you had a long weekend and your eyes are showing it. Not only will this makeup hide it, but it will also give you that cool girl, rocker-chic look that we all strive for!

Can we talk about this uber perfect, easy-breezy beauty look from H&M?! It’s yet another simple way to brighten your Monday just by adding a pop color. Keeping a fresh face and adding a splash of fuchsia like the makeup from the H&M show is the easiest way to go! Not to mention, it’s subtle enough for the office too!

If you didn’t know how much I love gold already, well, now you do! This gold metallic painted eye color is beyond gorgeous, and I can’t wait to try it out! I’m also sensing a pattern with my new makeup trends…bare face with a hint of something special. Seriously though, Alexis Mabille nailed it with all of that golden glory!

With all this romanticism, who else could this be, but Valentino? This monochromatic makeup is everything! From the burgundy lip to the burgundy reverse cateye, this look is so sensual. While I personally have a tough time wearing burgundy on my lids, you can bet I will be searching high and low for my perfect shade to attempt this stunning look!

Hello glitter babe! I am absolutely loving this smokey eye with glitter. It was worn for the Elie Saab show, and it while it is an over the top look, it was a perfect fit. What I really love is that makeup artist, Tom Pecheux, made sure it wasn’t compared to a night out look, but an edgier romantic look. It’s feminine and delicate with some toughness.

While there were many, many other beauty looks that I adored, these for a few of my favorites! Have you been watching or following along with any of the shows? If so, I’d love to hear what your thoughts have been and what some of your favorites are! Leave me a comment below!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, Goldielegs

Bye Bye Bye

When it comes to bags, the only ones I’m happy to have are shopping bags. Eye bags on the other hand? Be gone!!!

Silk Therapeutics LabGrab has just come out with their eye renewal cream. I may not have excess puffiness or dark circles under my eyes daily, but lack of sleep shows drastically on me. After being sick for two weeks, starting a new job, running a blog, and attending networking events, I had some serious baggage. Naturally, it was a perfect time to put the Eye Revive to the test.

I went into this experience, trying not to set my expectations too high, as most people do when it comes to a new and improved skincare product. We all want a miracle overnight, but that’s simply not how it happens. So when I personally didn’t notice much of a difference right away, I wasn’t surprised. However, I was told by a few friends how well-rested I looked…and that did surprise me! After continuing using it over the past couple weeks, I’m finally noticing my fine lines are shrinking more and more. I don’t wake up looking like I was hit like a bus, which is making my overall skincare much easier! I love makeup and different beauty trends, but there’s something about being able to go about life with a fresh face.

Overall, I’m already really impressed with by Silk Therapeutics LabGrab! It does as it says it will, hydrates, and works well under makeup (if you decide to wear it!) This is one cream that I will absolutely continue to use!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, Goldielegs

Beauty Trends: Holiday Style


The holidays are here! We all know every ensemble needs the right hair and makeup to really pull your look together and make you stand out even more. If you need some guidance on what to buy and where, I’ve got you covered. Glam yourself up according to this year’s beauty trends: Wine Lips, Bold & Winged, Metallic Eyes, Smoke Show, and Line It Up. Here are some of my favorite products to get you started!
1. Wine Lips – For those of us who love wine, but don’t love the stained lips from it. Instead of worrying about it, go with a wine-inspired color!
 
2. Bold and Winged – An eye catching, modernized old Hollywood glam look that will pop. Winged eyeliner and red lip is sexy and stunning, while still maintaining your elegance. 
3. Metallic – Copper, bronze, silver, or gold…you choose your metallic for this cold! On a serious note, metallics are a great way to add some shimmer or shine WITHOUT overdoing it! 
4. Smoke Show – If you’re going for a dramatic, over the top night out look, a smokey eye and nude lip is and always will be the way to go. Charcoal, navy, brown, or black will never do you wrong! 
5. Line It Up – For a pinch or pop of color, try a bold or sparkly eyeliner. It will enhance your eyes as much it will your entire look! I chose to show purple and sparkle liners, but you can do whichever catches your eye! 

If you still feel like you need some additional assistance when it comes to choosing what would be best for you or if you need to be walked through putting it on, leave a comment or message me through my contact page. I’d love to help! As time gets closer to the holiday’s, I’ll even be posting my inspiration photos versus what I could do utilizing only the makeup I already had. This should be interesting…keep your eyes peeled!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, Goldielegs

F/W 2016-2017: Metallic Shoes You Need

Metallics are in! I repeat, metallics are in!

If you want to keep your shoe game strong, go for metallic colors. Whether you like flats, boots, booties, sandals, oxfords, etc…go metallic! My personal favorites are oxfords! No matter what you wear with them, you can add a touch of flare your outfit may need. For students, wear them to school with a pair of skinny jeans, solid tee, and a leather jacket. Heading out on the town for a ladies night? Throw on a cute shift dress and some metallic sandals to dress it up. Still need some shoe inspiration? Take a look at some of my favorites below!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, Goldielegs

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