Hello LCC readers, it’s your beauty editor Emilie! The Current Favorites series continues today with a focus on the eyes. When I’m rushing to get out of the house in the morning (every weekday morning, let’s be real) I can’t be bothered to do more than fill in my brows and put on a quick coat of mascara. Creating an eye shadow color scheme, applying it, and taking care to tight-line my upper and lower water lines wears away at the time I simply don’t have. This is why I live for weekend events—brunch with my family, Broadway shows, and dinner with friends are all opportunities that welcome additional makeup-related effort. I know a lot of people prefer to take a break from makeup on the weekends but I like to get a little bit more glammed up. Keep reading if you’d like to find out how eye makeup can help you attain an enhanced look.
Happy hump-day everyone! Today’s a quick post since I’m right in the middle of midterms. They seem to get dramatically worse each quarter. Can’t believe there’s only one quarter of college left!
Anyway, I digress. This Valentine’s Day I’m looking forward to getting all dressed up and hitting the town for a night. Any excuse is a-okay in my book. I’m especially loving the monochromatic pink look! Pretty pinks, bright red, and tons of florals are trending currently. Which is your fav? Any plans this Valentine’s (/Galentine’s) Day?
Remember last week when I shared a gift guide for her this Valentine’s Day? Well, don’t forget about your guy, too! Like I said last week, I don’t think Valentine’s Day is a time for big gifts. You just want a little somethin’ somethin’ to let him know you are thinking about him. I picked up that (amazingly packaged!) shampoo for my guy, along with some of his favorite chocolate. It’s more about the time you spend together, if you ask me. I hope this little guide helps you pick out a little something to tell him you love him!
Sidenote- for some ungodly reason, I thought working out at 10:00 PM last night would be a good idea. I’m currently trying to type this post, body shaking and all. Lesson learned!
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What’s better than a pretty cocktail to welcome Valentine’s Day? A lot of people drink vodka and cranberry, but have you ever thought of swapping out regular vodka for your favorite flavor? The raspberry compliments cranberry juice perfectly, and with a splash of ginger ale you have a delicious punch!
Pro tip: If you’re looking to take this cocktail to another level, add a scoop of sorbet to the top. It’ll melt as you sip, and really adds an unusual element to an otherwise simple drink!
- 3 OZ Svedka raspberry
- 2 OZ Cranberry juice
- Splash of Ginger ale
- Fill glass with ice.
- Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, mix, then serve.
- Garnish if desired! (Fresh raspberries, scoop of sorbet, etc.)
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I’m so excited today to team up with Essence Cosmetics to celebrate their launch available at select Target stores! You know I love trying new makeup products constantly, and their brand really spoke to me. Essence was launched in 2001 in Germany, and came to the U.S. in 2007. How amazing is it that you can now find them at over 500 select Target locations?! Not only do they offer high quality, on-trend products at affordable prices, which we all know is really important for this college student, but they really believe in personality and confidence! Their products make it super easy to learn new techniques, as well is find the products and shades that are perfect for you. I am in love with the “How To Make Your Face Glow” palette, which is a simple way to learn how to contour!
Anyway, I’m here today to share a foolproof trick I learned to make your lipstick stay all day and not feather! It’s super simple, doesn’t require a lot of time, but I promise it works! [Read more…]