It's going to be pretty exciting to get back into the swing of things with you guys! I got a little sick and took an early holiday on ya. But I'm back, and I've got some double posts for today! First let's talk about the rolling FOTD shots:
I'm really a fan of red lips. As if it wasn't obvious from my posts lately! I really need to find another shade that I love so I've decided to dedicate a the rest of my money to buying a lip palette. I know BH does a good lip pallete but I want to buy my palette in person, you know? So far my search hasn't turned up and notable prospectives (besides BH), but I'm still looking!
E.L.F. MAKEUP SETTING MIST
E.L.F. SHEER TINTED MOISTURIZER IN SPICE
MAYBELLINE FITME PRESSED POWDER IN COCONUT
BEAUTIQUE LIP LINER PENCIL IN WINE
C.O. BIGELOW ROSE SALVE
MILANI LIP FLASH LIP CRAYON IN HOT FLASH 05
E.L.F. LENGTHENING AND DEFINING MASCARA IN BLACK
So I'm not really working with much here; thus my face appears pretty bare. I am really abstaining from the use of shadows until I can find a good red for my skin. The temptation to experiment has got me and I won't be using the fun colors until I get my hands on a good red! I do however, believe that I'm completely in season with all the red I have on~ happy holidays!
Now for the NOTW:Black french tips, that's what this is called right? I don't know honestly, I just know that I love the look! There are variations of this manicure that I really like too! The top two are the black chevron tips and the gradient-tip nails with a hint-of-pink top coat to give a nice accent to the whole look!
There are some nice tutorials on how to get this look without doing what I did on pinterest as well as tumblr, so don't be afraid to try them: I personally like all of the ones that I've found (and tried) but if I'm strapped for time, the band method is the easiest route to go, plus it give the most clean cut finish, and it can be done on top of existing nail polish!
Now that I'm newly inspired to continue the trend of contrast-y french tips, I'm going to change it up next week! I hope you'll be coming back for a read of the write up, because I really haven't been keeping up like I should; thank you as always for reading and have a happy holiday!