Mauve-ing Along

I woke up this morning and immediately noticed something was off. So rather than sit around and over-analyze (although I did let that get the best of me for a few minutes), I decided there was no point in wasting energy or time on something that I have no control over. Whether something is or isn’t wrong, it will work itself out how it’s supposed to.

Doing this is a lot easier said than done, especially for me, usually. But today I won. Today, I listened to my own advice. I began my morning with a Melissa Wood Health workout, listened to a motivational podcast, and took time on myself while getting ready. It sounds strange, but getting ready is half the battle for me sometimes. When I’m down or under the weather, it’s a serious mission…but after allowing some time for self-care and self-love, I got going!

Today, I went with more of a fall vibe for makeup. I wanted something that looked the way I felt and wanted to feel. I used pink, mauve, and gold all over. Why those colors? Pink stands for sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness. Mauve is the hue of decadence, youth, and femininity, evoking feelings of purity and devotion, with the moodiness of a deeper purple. Finally, gold is cousin to yellow and brown, and is also associated with illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, magic, and wisdom.

This isn’t your typical beauty post, I know. But sometimes, doing the silliest of things can make you feel a whole lot better. For me, today, it was makeup. I would love to hear some of the weird/funny things you do to help boost your mood! Leave a comment below or follow me on Instagram (@lauraejansen) and chat with me there!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, Goldielegs

Oh, and don’t forget you can shop all of the beauty products I used below!

Beat anxiety with a beauty blender!

MOTD: 5-Minute Glam

There’s nothing I love more than makeup that takes five minutes or less! Let me rephrase and clarify actually…there’s nothing I love more than five minute or less makeup that goes from day to night and works for any and every occasion! Who’s with me?! I threw this on this morning and it’s taking me from work to errands to a friend’s birthday festivities!

  • Step 1: Dr Jart’s BB Cream+
  • Step 2: Charlotte Tilbury ‘Glowing, Pretty Face’ Palette
  • Step 3: Makeup Forever Translucent Powder
  • Step 4: Charlotte Tilbury ‘Full Fat Lashes’ Mascara
  • Step 5: MAC Retro Matte Lipcolor in ‘Feels So Grand’
  • Step 6: Urban Decay High Shine Lipgloss in ‘Bang’

Bada bing, bada boom! Simple and chic, glam look done in five minutes! I’ve listed all the products below, so get to shopping!

Until next time…stay golden!

xo, Goldielegs

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

 

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Many of you know I’m a bit of a collector in all areas of fashion…clothes, shoes, jewelry, hats, etc. However, it’s always been bags that are my weakness! I love the high end designer purses as much as the next girl, but what really makes me fall in love with them is how often I can and will utilize them.

Quilted Koala is a company that not only has adorable designs and colors, but they’re bags can be used at numerous functions! Featured above is the charcoal Koala Kanvas: Large Makeup Bag. The size itself is perfection because it’s not so big that you want to constantly sit it down, but it’s large enough to hold your phone, wallet, makeup touch-ups, and more. Throw on your favorite jeans and basic white tee with some sneakers to dress it down while running errands, then switch into a pair of pumps and faux fur jacket to dress it up for a night out on the town!

Another one of my favorite things about this company is that they work with sororities and non-profit groups. They customize special colors and monograms and love to partner with others to help philanthropies and other causes. As an Alpha Chi Omega alumni, it is beyond exciting!

Head over to their site or shop and make some purchases! You won’t be disappointed!

As always, Quilted Koala you get the golden heel!
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