Taylor Swift 1989 Tour

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One of the most consistent things in my life has been Taylor Swift. I have been obsessed since some seven-odd years ago, when I first heard Love Story come on over my radio. The rest is history. I have awaited each new album release with bated breath. Each record has been a soundtrack to the following two years until she released another one and I am transported back to middle school, my sophomore and senior years of high school, and my sophomore year of college with each play. I have been a loyal fan and fierce defender of Taylor, and I love her and the beautiful music she makes. I am lucky enough to have two sisters and one best friend, who not only understand my obsession with Taylor, but who are just as obsessed as me. In 2013, we went to her Red Tour as my first Taylor concert. It was absolutely magical and I knew without a doubt that I would be going to her next tour. So in October, we all bought concert tickets that we couldn’t quite afford, and got on with our regular lives, but with the show constantly in the back of our minds. July creeped up quickly, and soon enough it was time. Me, my twin sister Caroline, my little sister, Juliet, and my best friend, so appropriately named Taylor, all got ready together. I did everyone’s eye makeup upon their request. We had to drive two states away to get to Foxboro, Massachusetts, where the concert was being held at Gillette Stadium (Home of the Patriots). This was the same venue we went to last time, and just like two years ago, it was raining. Luckily, the rain died down and it stayed pretty clear the rest of the night. My straightened hair was complete history, however. We got there pretty early and walked around, before we went to our seats at the very top of the stadium. Even though our seats were really far away, I didn’t care. I was just glad that we were able to go. Shawn Mendes and Vance Joy opened, and the HAIM, which was super exciting as they are one of my favorite bands. Taylor went on around 9:40 and completely rocked my world. I was basically dying when she emerged on the stage. She sang every single song on the album, as well as some old favorites. At the beginning of the show we were given bracelets that lit up during the show at certain points, and you could literally see every one of the 60,000 people in the stadium. It made the show even more fun. She was also joined by Walk the Moon at one point, and they sang their song “Shut up and Dance with me” which was amazing. We all danced all night until we were completely exhausted. It was a really memorable night, and I am so grateful that I was able to go. I decided not to take any pictures during the show because our seats were not close enough to get a close image, and I just wanted to enjoy the show.

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Before the show

Mauve Eye Makeup Tutorial Featuring the Urban Decay Naked 3!

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Happy Sunday everyone! I thought I would share with you a look I created yesterday with my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I know that the Naked Smokey Palette is everywhere right now, and since I still don’t have that (I don’t want to talk about it) I thought I should bring out my Naked 3, which I hadn’t played with in a while.

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Steps:

1.) Prime Eye Lids. I used Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade Inked in Pink, as it create a perfect base for the pink toned colors in the palette.

2.) With a fluffy crease brush, blend nooner into your crease. Blend out any harsh lines with Limit.

3.) With a flat shader brush, pack Burnout all over your lid.

4.) With a crease brush, add Liar to the outer third of your eye. Deepen that by blending factory on the outer v and crease. Blend it all out with a brush with no additional product.

5.) Use Dust to highlight the inner corner of the eye.

6.) Use Strange to highlight the browbone

7.) Smoke out the lower lashline by applying Nooner with a pencil Brush.

I used my sample of Le Volum de Chanel Mascara on my upper and lower lashes, and used Nyx wonder pencil on my lower waterline. All done!

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I hope you enjoyed this look! Leave a comment below telling my your thoughts!

Elf Brushes Everyone Should Own

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Hi everybody! I’m back today with a post about makeup brushes. It is incredible important for any makeup lover to have a set of good brushes in their collection. However, quality makeup brushes tend to be pricey, and not everyone can afford to buy all of the brushes they need. That is why I love Elf brushes. They are incredible quality for an extremely low price, and I rely on them every day to create any makeup look that I am wearing. Here are the best Elf brushes that make it easy to build up your brush collection without breaking the bank.

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Elf Complexion Brush, $3

This is my favorite of all of my Elf brushes. It is a fluffy brush that is slightly flat on each side. It is perfect for applying bronzers and blush. I love how expensive and luxurious it feels.

IMG_4903[1]Powder Brush, $3

This is a unique brush, and I don’t own anything else like it. It is a densely packed brush with the bristles cut flat at the top. It is perfect because it hold a lot of powder, but then releases it when you dab it onto your face. It is the only brush I use for applying powder foundations, loose powders, and finishing powders.

IMG_4904[1]Small Stipple Brush, $3

This brush is great for blending concealer, cream contour, and also for applying cream blushes.

IMG_4905[1]Blush Brush $3

I don’t use this brush for blush, as is it’s purpose, because I find it is too small for that. However, the tapered, small top is perfect for setting under eye concealer, and applying highlighter to the cheekbones.

IMG_4907[1]Ultimate Blending Brush, $6

This really is exactly what the name states. This has become my go to brush for applying foundation, taking the place of my beloved beauty blender. It is a really quality brush, with densely packed brushes, slightly domed. It applies foundation completely flawlessly and gives my such nice coverage.

IMG_4909[1]Professional Eyeshadow Brush, $1

This is a really basic eyeshadow brush, but it gets the job done. It is a flat shader brush that packs on a lot of color. ANd it cant be beat at $1!

IMG_4908[1]Small Angled Brush, $3

Don’t feel the need to spend a lot of money on something as basic as an angled brush. This is my go to brush for filling in my eyebrows, and I use it with my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, and it works great.

Thank you for reading! What are some of your favorite makeup brushes?

Face of the Day: Minimal Makeup & Dewy Skin

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So today was just one of those days where I didn’t feel like fussing with a lot of makeup. I was just running basic errands today and not doing much of anything else, so I went for a fresh faced look that looked like I really wasn’t wearing any makeup.

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First, I primed my skin with Loreal Magic Lumi Illuminating Primer. This is my go to primer when I want fresh looking dewy skin, because it has a pearlescent, glowing finish that looks really natural under makeup.  After that I used my favorite Estee Lauder Perfectionist Foundation, which is a moisturizing foundation that always leaves my skin looking like it’s naturally flawless. I had to cover up my dark circles, with my NYX Dark Circle Eraser, which is a brightening concealer that naturally illuminates the under eye area. To set that, I used my NYX HD Setting Powder in Banana, and just a bit of Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent to set all my foundation. I used my Benefit Hoola Bronzer lightly under my cheekbones, and on my jawline and the sides of my nose. This is a matte bronzer, so it looks like a natural tan. Whenever I want a dewy look, I always use a cream blush, because it doesn’t have a cakey powdery finish, and looks very organic. I used my Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in the shade Pink Frosting.  I then took a bit more of the primer and added it to my cheekbones to illuminate, which really was essential to this look. I kept the eyes very simple, just using my NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Color, to cancel out redness on my eyelids. I did not add any eyeshadow, as I wanted the focus to be on my skin. I did a quick Swipe of Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara, which I find to be very natural looking, as it separates lashes and doesn’t clump. Then, I went for my Revlon Lip Butter in the shade Peach Parfait, which is a natural peach color. And that’s it! What do you do on days when you want to look natural?

Quick Update

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Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend. I just wanted to quickly tell you what I’ve been up to, and why I haven’t posted in the last few days. I normally post three times a week or more, but things have been pretty busy. My dad has been away in Texas, and while he was gone, my dog, Jack, got really sick. We took him to the vet, and he was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, which is a disease that attacks the adrenal gland in the body. To keep things brief, it just means that his body is not producing the hormones that it needs, and it makes him really sick. We were not sure if he was going to live or not, and it was extremely stressful. I checked on him about every five seconds to make sure that he was breathing, but he was barely moving and we were afraid he could die. He finally was able to get treated at the vet the other day, and he jumped back to his old self almost immediately with the medicine they gave him. We know now that he is going to be okay, but it has been extremely stressful having to deal with all of this without my dad here. Jack will have to get a shot every month for the rest of his life, which is a lot, since he is a young job. It will be expensive, but worth it. I am so glad that he is okay, and now that things seem to be back to normal, I will be back with some fun new material on my blog. Thanks for reading!

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