Beauty, DIY, Makeup

DIY Setting Spray

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

photogrid_15329059296496031749996494713706.jpgA few years ago, setting spray could only be found from high-end brands. Since then, though, the drugstore has fully embraced the setting spray. I’m not going to lie, I always have one in my makeup stash and I use it almost every day. It’s more for mentality sake. I’m not really sure it’s actually doing anything. I’ve tried the setting sprays from Wet n Wild, e.l.f., and Physicians Formula. I liked all these but went through them so fast. I decided to hit Pinterest to see if I could find a DIY option.

c120e8aa3facee9198cede3d5cb723832039698630905358447.jpgLo and behold, there were some DIY recipes for setting spray. After a reading a few, I settled on this one.

20180729_1802313689808457693594463.jpgFor my version, I used 1 part glycerin, 2 parts witch hazel, 3 parts distilled water (spoiler alert, I just microwaved some water to sterilize it), and a few drops of rosehip oil. I mixed all the ingredients into my empty Physicians Formula setting spray bottle. The sprayer on that bottle is awesome! It dispenses a perfectly fine mist, which is essential for a flawless application.

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My DIY version was accidentally put to the test a couple weeks ago.  My makeup routine goes something like this: foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, highlight, eyeshadow, setting spray, brows, and mascara.  I tend to get pretty messy when applying eyeshadow, so the need to brush off the fallout is almost always necessary.  Welp, this fateful day I forgot to do that and sprayed the setting spray.  Oops!  Let me tell you what, that eyeshadow fallout Would.Not.Budge.  No joke.  It wasn’t going anywhere.  That’s when I decided, this DIY setting spray IS doing something good for my makeup look.  I’ve been hooked ever since.

Do you use setting sprays? What’s your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by! See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

 

 

Fashion

Here We Go Again

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Here we are again with another yellow and pink look. I promise I’m trying to wear other colors, but I just can’t help myself with this quintessential summer color combo.photogrid_15326613848342330054496652502439.jpgphotogrid_15326612469444518608485422639726.jpgphotogrid_15326612887532695516952369751099.jpgphotogrid_15326613202568158134254567039286.jpgphotogrid_15326611829202880400229414025931.jpgphotogrid_15326612127311782614028742609397.jpgphotogrid_15326613524109122788470398606722.jpg

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Top: by des!gn c/o Goodwill (similar) // Tank top: Blue Star c/o thredUP (similar) // Jeans: Jag Jeans c/o Goodwill (similar) // Sandals: Gift (similar) // Necklace: c/o thredUP (similar) // Cage bracelet: FabFitFun Spring box 2017, $80 (similar) // Bangel bracelets: Gift (similar)

For today’s look, I paired this flirty, soft yellow top with a pink tank, white jeans, cute heeled sandals, and a pink statement necklace. In case you were wondering, I did spill something on my white jeans today. I guess my streak is over! 😥

Would you wear this yellow and pink color combo?

Thanks for stopping by! See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Home Organization, Tips & Tricks

Closet Makeover Part I

Diagnosing the Problem

 

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

photogrid_15322190624812884963782759272601.jpgToday, let’s talk closets.  Whether you have a standard 2-rod setup or a walk-in closet the size of a small house, we spend a lot of time staring into our closets.  Up until I watched Lisa J’s Closet Tour and Organization Makeover Part I, I was perfectly fine with my closet being a little messy and less than pretty.  Lisa J brought up a great point, though.  Our closets are where we start our days.  Why not start it them off on the right foot by looking into something clean and organized that makes us happy?  Yes, that is some truth right there if I ever heard it!  On that note, let’s go clean out our closets!

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As Lisa J shows in her video, the first step to a clean closet is to get rid of what you don’t need.  For many of you, this will also be your first step.  Since I just moved, though, my closet was mostly purged of the things that I don’t love and don’t fit.  So, we’ll skip to step 2 here.  Spend some time going through step 1, though, and make sure your closet is purged of what you don’t need.  This will make the rest of the closet makeover much easier. Lisa J goes through her process of getting rid of stuff in her video.  Check it out if you need some inspiration!

Step 2 is identifying the problem areas.  These are the areas of your closet that don’t function well for whatever reason.  It might be that they have become a catch-all for things that don’t have a home or a space that has just gotten out-of-control or things of this nature.  I have several such spaces in my closet.  Let’s take a look.

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This started out organized but quickly became a place where I just toss my purses.  This needs a serious dose of TLC.
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This space could definitely be utilized better.  There’s just a few boxes and shoes haphazardly thrown up here as they didn’t have another place to go.  This will be an area of focus for sure.
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This is a tough one and kind of hard to see from the picture.  The closet rod curves here and clothes tend to get lost in this area.  Trying to figure out how to use that space has been so challenging.  It’s time the mystery was solved once and for all.
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This has become a catch-all spot for things I’m donating.  While it’s a good habit to have a spot like this somewhere in your house, it could be prettier than just throwing the items on the floor.

 

Now, that these problem areas have been identified, we can start thinking of organizational solutions.  That’s Step 3, organizing!  Over the next few weeks, we’ll tackle each area and come up with creative ways to make this space organized and pretty.   I hope you’ll come along for the journey!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Fashion

Color Mixup

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

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There are many times we’ll see an inspiration picture somewhere and it’s not quite right.  In the case of today’s inspiration pic, I didn’t have the exact pieces to pull off that exact look.  As we know, I’m not a big fan of colored jeans nor do I have a jean jacket.  That’s no reason to dismiss the inspiration, though.  We just need to tweak it a little.  That’s where the color mixup comes in!

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Sweater: Joan Vass c/o thredUP (similar) // Tank top: JCP, $5 // Cami: Amazon, 5 for $25 // Jeggings: JCP, $36 // Sandals: JCP (similar) // Necklace: Charming Charlie (similar) // Bangle Bracelets: Charming Charlie (similar) // Cage Bracelet c/o FabFitFun Spring 2017, $80 (similar

 

Instead of the red jeans, I picked out a red tank.  I switched the jean jacket to denim Capris and the white shirt became a white cardigan.  The basic vibe of the inspiration photo remains, but in a way that expresses my unique style.  I topped off the look with some red and gold accessories.  This is a great look for summer and I’m so glad I didn’t dismiss the inspiration pic!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Beauty, Makeup

Comfort Zone

Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today let’s talk makeup, specifically the eyeshadow palette. There are dozens upon dozens of eyeshadow palettes out there. How’s a person to know what’s good and what’s bad?

I’m here to tell you that generally, Wet n Wild eyeshadow is good quality and their Comfort Zone palette is no exception. The colors are gorgeous and can be mixed and matched to create countless looks. The thing I adore about this palette is that they give you a dark and light transition shade in extra large pans since those are probably the colors you’d use most. Genius!  Even better, you get 10 shades for $5!!!

They also provide a day and night look on the back, which is so helpful. It’s easy to follow and looks great!

They have several other palettes similar to this in the shades Nude Awakening, Rose in the Air, and Not a Basic Peach (find them here).

If you’re in the market for some new eyeshadow or just want to try out something new, I’d highly recommend this one. It’s so good!

What’s your favorite eyeshadow palette?

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Fashion

Summer Purple

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

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Lavender Tank top: New Balance c/o thredUP (similar) // White shirt: (similar)   // White tank: Amazon, $25 for 5-pack // Jeans: Signature by Levi Strauss & Co, $20 // Sandals: Macy’s (similar) // Necklace: gift (similar)

Purple is for all year, but I especially love a good lavender in the spring and summer.  There’s just something bright and happy about a good light purple top.  Today’s look is no exception.  Going for a light and breezy vibe, I paired the lavender tank with a thin white top, a white tank, white sandals and a delicate, lavender necklace.  I love how the necklace ties the look together without being too overpowering.  It’s a perfect balance!

That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Fashion

The Calling Kimono Part II

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

This is a continuation of the post from yesterday (find it here).   Let’s dive into some super cute kimono options!

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Arizona Square Chiffon Kimono, JCP, $10.80 on sale!
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Arizona Short Sleeve Floral Kimono: JCP, $16.80 on sale!
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Libby Edelman Elbow Sleeve Floral Kimono: JCP, $37.50 on sale

Also, JCPenney is having an awesome 3-day sale, Cyber in July.  Everything is 30% and right now the sandals are on sale for buy 1 get 2 free!  Not sure how long that is going to last, but check it out if you’re in the market for some new sandals.  There are all kinds of sales going on over there, so check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

The Calling Kimono

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Have you ever been getting ready and had the feeling that you must wear a certain item that day?  This phenomenon occasionally happens to me, but it was strong this morning.  The kimono was calling my name, saying “wear me!  wear me right now!”

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Recipe Style from vivimarks.com

I got so many compliments on this outfit today and I felt fabulous in it!  I wonder if I got more compliments because of the outfit or because I was feeling confident about it?   Something to ponder…

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Usually, my favorite pieces in my closet or in my jewelry box are the ones that have a story behind them.  This kimono was made by my very talented bestie, Becca.  People are amazed when I tell them she made this because it looks so professionally done!  I’ve also worn it in cold weather look here.  Kimonos are a versatile clothing option.  They can be worn any time of year as they provide warmth in the winter yet are light and breezy enough to be cool in the summer.  That’s a win-win in my book!

Do you wear kimonos?

That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

Waiting for the Right Look

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

From the moment I saw today’s inspiration photo on Pinterest, I’ve been wanting to recreate it.  I’ve attempted a few times, but it just wasn’t quite right.  This time, though, was a win!

Recipe Style:

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From CStyle Blog

I love the simplicity of this outfit.  The addition of the sandals and pop of color from the necklace gives the look just the right amount of interest.

My Style:

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For the restyle, I opted for a coral pop of color, which is perfect for summer!  Otherwise, I tried to stick as close as possible to the original look.  I’m loving how this outfit turned out.  It was definetly worth waiting to get this restyle right!

Do you wear leggings in the summer?

Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

P.S.  I got a new do!  It’s a little shorter than I imagined, but I’m definetly not mad at it!  I let the hair stylist just do her thing.  Do you give free reins to your stylist or is that crazy?

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Beauty, Makeup

How to Wear Concealer the Right Way

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Color correct, color correct, color correct! When it comes to hiding those dark under eye circles, it seems that’s all you hear about. While that may help some people, it’s not the end all be all cure. Color correcting doesn’t really help me, which was so frustrating until I found out why.

photogrid_15292680745022751713625143180299.jpgA couple of months ago, I was perusing through beauty videos on YouTube when I stumbled across a Sephora video called How to: Cover Under Eye Circles. Instantly, I was intrigued and hit the play button. Here I learned some people have shadows under their eyes and no amount of color correcting is going to fix that. Cool, so it’s not just me. That’s a relief!  Now, how do I fix the shadows?  The video goes on to explain how to do just that.  While I’ll do my best to explain the techniques described in the video here, I would encourage you to go watch said video.  There’s just no substitiute for seeing how to do something.  Afterall, we are a monkey see, monkey do people, amiright?

photogrid_15292681046204070196965043020950.jpgBascially, you start the concealing process by applying a concealer under your eyes in a triangle shape.  For this part, I use the Maybelliene Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer + Treatment concealer.  It’s one of my all-time favorite concealers!  Be sure to blend, blend, blend!  I usually use my finger but you could use a small brush or sponge just as easily.

photogrid_15292682360842502123274538254062.jpgThe second step is where we conceal the shadow.  For this I use the Maybelliene Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Light.  It’s important to use a color that’s a shade lighter than your skin tone.  This will help bounce the light off your under eye in a way that will give the illusion of smoothness.  No shadows here!  You want to apply the concealer just along the outside of the shadow.  For my eye shape, this follows along just above my eye socket bone, if that makes sense.  I start at the inner corner and follow that line to the outer corner.  Next, I take a small concealer brush and blend in place and slightly downward.  Never blend up as you will lose the illusion we’re trying so hard to create.  I promise this will make more sense in the video.  Even after watching the video, this technique takes some practice.  If you’re a natural born artist, this might come easier for you.  For me, though, I can barely draw stick people so creating this illusion on my eye was more challenging.  After practicing, it becomes easier and easier.

There you have it!   Now you know all the secrets of flawless undereyes!  Go share them with your besties!

That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn