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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nailed it or Failed it: Curly Locks on Short Hair

So since I got my hair cut, I've been experimenting with different looks. "Pushing the envelope" so to speak on the styles I can do with short hair. After going through my hair appliances, I realized that I had completely forgotten about all of the different ways I used to curl my long locks. One of the safest and my most favorite way to curl my hair was to put curling rods in. I have probably close to a hundreds curling rods of all sizes so of course, the wheels started turning.....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

About Face: My Facial Cleansing Routine

I get so many questions about when and how often I wash my face. My face is in no way perfect but I don't think I have bad skin. I've decided to put together a a few products that I use regularly to keep my face clean and young.... well as young as I can get anyway (wink, wink). In fact, in my opinion, because I've been using these products regularly, I really see a positive difference in my skin.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

5 Things I need in my possession for the Fall season

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it. Everybody loves the summer. And who wouldn't it's a great time of year, but there is something about fall! Big cozy sweaters, darker colors, the list goes on. There is just no arguing that fall is brings tons of fashion and beauty trends that cant be pulled off in the summer. There are quite a few things on my fall wishlist.....

Monday, August 18, 2014

These are a few of my favorite things: 9 products I cant live without

Its been way too long since I have put together a "favorite things" list. With so many great products out there, its so hard to narrow it down and say that I love just one mascara or just one hairspray... or just one of

anything really. But I've managed to put together a small list and broken it down into categories. Enjoy!

Beauty Tips from TMV

Friday, August 15, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette

Just went to ULTA Beauty and Finally got my Anastasia Beverly Hills #Amrezypalette today. Plus I got a NYX Cosmetics #softmatte lip color in Transylvania. It's going to be perfect for fall! #themessyvanity 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Dream Weekend In Vegas!

There's nothing like a night out on the town . Whether it be dancing the night away with your girls, having a romantic date night with your love or seeing a live show... What you do and how you look can make or break how you feel and the confidence you have.

For a lot of us... nights like this don't happen often. I like to get all fancied up and "act" like I'm going on a crazy fun vacation to some place I probably will never have the chance to go. A place like ... VEGAS! --Hey, a girl can dream can't she? Anyway, from what I've heard and seen, a Vegas trip is everything fun all wrapped into one little strip. It's got glamour,  it's got elegance and more importantly,  it's just the right amount of crazy. (siiiigh, I'll get there one day) But for now.... I can at least look like I'm there.

I've created these amazing looks for a night or two at Aria, which, of course, is where we (my group of friends and I) would be staying... (for now we're just pretending but ONE DAY I tell ya... this story will come true) I mean look how beautiful this place is!

Bold Cirque Du Soleil Inspired Look

Creating this look was so much fun. I was able to mix and match colors that are not generally used in my everyday looks.

Follow these simple steps to create this Cirque Du Soleil inspired look.

1. Moisturize your face
note: its important to let each "layer" you apply to your face or eyes dry before moving to the next step. This especially goes for moisturizers and primers

Monday, August 11, 2014

Step By Step: Deep Purple Smokey Eye Look

Smokey eyes are a simple way to add class or sass to any look. 

Follow the steps to create this beautiful Deep Purple Smokey Eye Look

1. Moisturize your face
note: its important to let each "layer" you apply to your face or eyes dry before moving to the next step. This especially goes for moisturizers and primers

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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August Ipsy Sneak peek

Absolute New York, Glam Glow, Urban Decay, Lord & Berry and Manna Kadar Cosmetics... What do all of these have in common? They are all going to be in my August Ipsy bag! I'm so excited! To find out more about Ipsy and how to get a bag full of amazing products each month click here. At an affordable $10/month you can't pass this up!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Go navy!

I created this beautiful navy eye using Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in electric blue. I blended it out with Taupe from the Lorac Pro palette and cream in the brown bone. I set the blue with Dark Blue from my Smashbox Wondervision Mega Palette.  I then smudged Urban Decays Black  Velvet  24/7 pencil  along the upper lid and in the water line. I made a subtle wing using my They're Real Push Up liner by Benefit and set it all using Black  from the Lorac Pro palette and Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara. The end result was this gorgeous "rock star-esque" eye. I contoured my face and paired it with a nude lip. To top it off, I messied up my hair a bit.

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