Spring Fling

Hi Loves,

This past weekend it truly felt like spring in Orange County! We had April showers (not my favorite but I know we need it for the drought!) and May flowers came early...it's officially peony season!!! I was super inspired seeing my favorite blooms, so I pulled together a bohemian outfit and soft pink makeup look for brunch on Saturday.  


Outfit:

I'm wearing a tiered lace maxi skirt from Urban Outfitters.  It's no longer available, but here's a similar one.  I paired it with a simple sheer loose tank, which I knotted off to define my waist a bit more. It's from Madewell.  Underneath (which you can't really see in this picture) I layered a mint green lace bralette from Forever 21.  The necklaces I'm wearing are 1) the "key to success" necklace from Dogeared, and 2) a custom diamond pendant that was a gift.

Makeup:

1.  First, I prepped my eyes using Urban Decay Primer Potion so that my eyeshadow would apply evenly. Then I used the MAC "Nordstrom Neutrals" palette to create my eye look.  I used "Hey", "Warm Breeze" "Honey Lust" "Ginger Snap" and "Dark Brew".  I lined my eyes with Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper.  I added Ardell Demi Wispie lashes...which didn't go on as perfect as I like, but hey, life isn't perfect!

2. Then, I filled in my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Medium Brow. I cleaned up the line using Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard. I set my brows with Anastasia's Clear Brow Gel.

3. Next, I applied Estee Lauder's Illuminating Primer all over my skin.  I used Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Santa Fe to even out my skin tone.  I love this foundation because it leaves a lot of radiance in your skin so you don't look like you're wearing makeup! I used the same Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer from earlier under my eyes to add some light to my face. I set my foundation with Sephora's Baked Powder.

4. Then, I added dimension back into my face using Anastasia's Contour Palette, by applying "Fawn" into the hollows of my cheeks, along my jawline, on my temples, and down the sides of my nose.  I added a little bit of blush to the apples of my cheeks using Nars Blush in Orgasm.  This is my go-to everyday color.  It looks good on absolutely everyone!

5. Finally, I swiped some Dior Addict Lip Glow in Sheer Pink on my lips.  It's super hydrating, has SPF 15, and the color adjusts to bring out the natural colors unique to your pout! How cool is that?


I hope everyone's having a gorgeous weekend! As always, I love to hear from you so reach out to me if you have any questions about my look, or even if you just want to chat!  

stay gold,

Tiffany

P.S.  If you didn't see on my instagram already--I was able to score y'all a free month at Rocksbox! It's basically a designer jewelry rental service...you get unlimited pieces for under $20 a month.  Use the code: hellolittlegoldbookxoxo to check it out.  I think it's awesome because I never want to spend a lot of money on my accessories (except for my staples) and this allows me to keep my jewelry wardrobe forever updated!

A Black Tie Affair

Hi Everyone!

As promised, here's my first personal style post!  This is scary territory for me because I don't love the camera, so if you have posing and/or photography advice...please let me know!  Anyways, last night USC hosted "3L Gala" for the graduating class, because attorneys love getting dressed up to drink together ;) I had so much fun putting together a super glamorous look for the event!


I wore an Erin by Erin Fetherston gown that I picked up at Nordstrom Rack.  (Thank goodness for the Rack because I have a law student budget!)  It was a black chiffon, and the pattern incorporated both metallic silver and sapphire threads.  To play off they asymmetrical cut of the gown, I paired it with bold statement earrings from H&M.  I purposefully picked blue stones to bring out the sapphire threading in my dress.  I kept my accessories to a minimum so I could really let my makeup shine.


For my makeup, I opted for a super glam look with heavy lashes and  and dark bold red lip and glowy skin.  I used a lot of product for this look because I needed it to stay on forever!  Also before I start, I  always prep my skin and lips by cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing.

1.  First, I prepped my eyes using Urban Decay Primer Potion (in Enigma) so that my eyeshadow would apply more smoothly and stay on longer.  Then I used the Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palette in The Enigma 216 to create a soft grey smokey eye.  I lined my eyes using Bobbi Brown's Longwear Gel Liner.  Then I applied my lashes (House of Lashes Noir Fairy) and went over the lash line with Stila Stay All Dayliquid liner in black.

2. Then, I filled in my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Medium Brow. I cleaned up the line using Urban Decay's Naked Concealer in Light-Medium. I set my brows with Anastasia's Clear Brow Gel.

3. Next, I applied Estee Lauder's Illuminating Primer all over my skin.  I used Estee Lauder's Double Wearfoundation in Dawn for maximum staying power.  This stuff does not move and gives amazing coverage without looking too mask like.  I used the same Urban Decay Naked Concealer from earlier under my eyes to add some light to my face. I set my foundation with Sephora's Baked Powder.

4. Then, I added dimension back into my face using Anastasia's Contour Palette, by applying "Fawn" into the hollows of my cheeks, along my jawline, on my temples, and down the sides of my nose.  I added a little bit of blush to the apples of my cheeks using Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush in Mood Exposure.  Finally, I highlighted along the top of my cheekbones, the tip of my nose, and my angel dip above my lip with Laura Mercier's Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze 02.

5. Almost done! I lined my lips with Laura Mercier's Lip Pencil in Deep Wine.  I overdraw my top lip a little bit because the sides are a bit uneven and it's slightly thinner than my bottom lip.  I filled in my lips with Hourglass' Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon.  It literally stayed on for 10 hours! 

6. Finally, I set everything using Urban Decay's "Chill" makeup setting spray.  This helps my makeup last through the whole night, even if I dance up a storm.


Whew that was a lot! I hope you loved this post! If you have any questions about my makeup or my outfit, please message me, tweet me, DM me on instagram, etc!  I would love to hear from you!

stay gold,

Tiffany