Makeup Favorites

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Recently I’ve been changing up my makeup routine and trying to find staples that are always a go to. I am typically pretty adventurous with trying makeup, and so that’s led me to a big collection of things I love but I don’t really have a go-to routine so much.

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Base: I’m really trying not to wear as much makeup to work anymore, I like things that I can throw on my face quickly and head out – The It Cosmetics CC Cream¬†has become a favorite. It has SPF and is lightweight.

Concealer: I have a very blue under eye tone so I like to use two different concealers. I promise this takes no extra time! One is the Color Corrector concealer from Sephora. The other is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. Those two together will have you looking fresh any day!

Heavy Duty Concealer: This is not an everyday thing, but if I wake up with a breakout I pull out the Dermablend Cover Creme. This stuff is life changing, seriously.powder

Powder: I love loose powder’s but lately I’ve been doing my makeup in the train so I like the Makeup Forever pressed powder. It works perfect for setting.

Bronzer: For Christmas I got the NARS Laguna Bronzer, I know this has been a favorite for a while but I had never tried it! Now that I have this is a must-have.nars eyeshadow.JPG

Shadow: I normally like to put a little bit of a shimmer shadow on and then use my bronzer to define my crease. The palette I love is the NARS Silk road. I literally use it everyday and always love the look.

Eyeliner: The liner I use now is the Rimmel Pencil Liner in black, I’ve been purchasing this off and on for years and I like how it looks less harsh than my liquid for everyday (Fav Liquid is Kat Von D Tattoo Liner).

Mascara: I use the combo of the L’oreal primer and then the L’oreal Voluminous Lashes in Carbon Black.

Final SealSetting Spray: Alright this is very important. I honestly recommend this product to everyone and you need it too if you’re working all day and want you’re makeup to stay on. It’s the Ben Nye Makeup Setting Spray. This has honestly changed my life.

I hope this gives you some inspiration to try any new products! Let me know what you think. ūüôā

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

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Luxury for Less

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of high end classics and trends¬†copied at a much more affordable price. I thought I’d gather them all together so we can all share in the trends.

Gucci Loafers: Princetown Slipper  ($595)

Steven by Steve Madden: Slip on Flats ($89)

I love the look of these slip on loafers but I definitely can’t spend five hundred plus on them! The velvet is gorgeous on these Steven ones.

For Love and Lemons Dress: Midi Dress ($119) Lace Dress  ($80) Vivian Mini Dress ($268)

Forever 21 Dresses: Mesh Lace Dress ($24.90) Eyelash Lace Set ($24.90) Floral Lace Bodycon (34.90)

The For Love and Lemons dresses are super popular right now and so is the mesh and lace trend. Thankfully you can find it for much cheaper at a variety of stores.

Stuart Weitzman: Highland Boots ($798) // Steve Madden Over the Knee Boots: Emotions ($100!)

Chloe Bag:Marcie Mini ($795) // Forever 21 Bag: Tassel Crossbody ($22.90)

 Payless booties:Buckle Boot ($29.99) // Givenchy Boots ($1,395)

I have always loved those Givenchy booties but I almost love the Payless ones more! It’s a great way to do the trend in an understated way.

Burberry Trench: The Kensington ($1,795) // Forever 21 Tench: Classic Trench ($42)

I added this one in because although not as trendy, it’s always a classy staple to have in your wardrobe. And I know I want the Burberry one, but the Forever 21 one is MUCH cheaper and just as beautiful.

I hope this gave some inspiration to hunt for the trends elsewhere!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

5 Stylish Work Pieces

These days if I’m not thinking about my outfit in advance, I’ll be sure to come into work looking like I rolled out of bed. Having stylish essentials in your wardrobe, that can make you look chic instantly, are perfect for those late mornings.

Here’s 5 pieces¬†that you can mix and match into your own wardrobe and rock with your own personal accessories.

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  1. Black turtleneck РJcrew//Cashmere// $228.00//Perfect for tucking into a skirt or pairing with sleek trousers and heels.
  2. Trendy Top РZara//$29.90//Always a plus if you can incorporate some fun pieces at work Рloving the bell sleeves trend lately.
  3. Suede Booties РSteve Madden// $129.00//Very chic while at the same time can look totally professional with a pant suit.
  4. Ripped Jeans РAsos//Miss Selfridge//40 Pounds//There are super comfy and stretchy to keep you happy all day.
  5. Fur Vest РNordstrom//BB Dakota// $98//A cozy vibe making a very chic/subtle statement.

I do want to make note that I work at a tech company and the dress code is non existent, therefore making ripped jeans appropriate.

Happy Reading

Maura xoxo

All About Fringe

FRINGE, FRINGE, FRINGE!

BB DAKOTA Faux Suede Fringe Skirt // The Perfect April Jacket // Forever 21 Draped Fringe Layer Top //Windsor РNatural Pop and Fringe Dolman Sweater // Topshop РFloral Print Fringe Kimono

I normally don’t go for all the trends, some of them are just too over the top or really don’t fit my personal style but I’ve been seeing fringe everywhere this summer and in new fall clothing and I can’t resist! There are definitely some fringe looks that are a little crazy but some of them are just too cute to pass up. The skirt is probably my favorite, the one above is from Bloomingdales but Forever 21 carries one thats almost identical and way cheaper, so you can rock this trend on any budget! I’m loving the cowl neck fringe shirt, I have it in white and the sweater is a great cozy look to incorporate the trend as well. I also picked up a kimono just like this one and I’m obsessed.

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Sam Edelman Louie Bootie // Mini Leather Tassel Strand

Fringe is big in accessories too and in a more muted way making it easy to add into your style without going overboard. These Sam Edelman booties have been a bestseller for a few years now and I’m definitely planning on picking them up for fall. The fringe Baublebar necklace comes in lots of colors and I love that the tassels are leather!

Whether its around your neck or draped from your skirt, fringe is a chic, boho trend that needs to be added to every fall fashionista’s wardrobe!

Happy Reading!

Maura Xo