OOTD: Color Me Happy

Hey everyone!

Long time no talk, but I’m back to fix that problem. Spring is in full force here in Atlanta- actually, I should say summer is here already. So in the spirit of that, today’s post is the first in my spring fashion outfit post! 

I’ve been dying to get my hands on the perfect yellow clutch. I have seriously been searching for years! So when I finally found this gem on Rue La La, I knew it had to be mine. Being that my makeup artist mind has color theory embedded in it, I immediately knew that yellow and blue is the look I wanted to pair together for you guys. How did I do?

FullSizeRenderDenim is still going strong, and my perfect way to pair a simple denim shirt is with white jeans

IMG_6714I picked up this warrior style chunky bracelet in Thailand, and I love wearing it especially with muted tones like this denim shirt

IMG_6716I left the bottom button of the shirt undone to give the look an effortless feel

IMG_6710No combo goes better together than yellow and blue! This clutch is the perfect shade of canary yellow

IMG_6713I decided to amp up the sass with the buckled shoes. To dress it down a bit, you can always go for a basic nude pump

IMG_6700I like to stick with basic rules for my body shape. Loose top = tight pants

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Outfit Deets:

Top: Abercrombie and Fitch

Skinny Jeans: Abercrombie and Fitch

Necklace: Spain

Bracelet: Thailand

Clutch: Balenciaga (bought on Rue La La)

Shoes: Joes Jeans (bought on Rue La La)

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

Hi everyone!

I was anticipating the arrival of the new Nars foundation for quite some time, and when I finally had the chance to try it out, I jumped all in. I wasn’t expecting a miracle due to the fact that the sheer glow (also by Nars) no longer works on me and I had pretty much given up on the possibility of any foundation being a holy grail after the MUFE mat velvet due to my oily skin woes. However, this foundation is a game changer. I wear the shade Syracuse for reference.

Reasons…?

It is the THINNEST consistency FOUNDATION I have ever used, and it still has an insane amount of coverage. I would say its medium/full to full coverage. You only need one pump for your entire face- and this pump only dispenses a small amount, not the amount most pumps dispense! Not only that, it has the most gorgeous, luxurious velvet texture to it that makes it photograph really well, and looks like real skin. Once you apply it, it doesn’t look slippery or “wet” or “sticky” and therefore does not have to be powdered- thats a personal preference. 

Also, its been wearing really well on my oily skin. I get about 5 hours of wear without any shine at all, and when it does start to shine, its the good, non oily kind. I find myself having to blot only after 7-8 hours, and thats only because I like it to be 100%..but honestly, its not a must. I do wear a translucent powder over it regardless. 

And lastly, it photographs beautifully!!

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They are $48/piece, and have a frosted glass, thin shaped rectangular bottle with a matte cover

Luminous Foundation Photographed in Yellow Light

Artificial, yellow light indoors

Luminous Foundation Photgraphed Under Soft Lighting

 Picture taken under a soft light (lighting equipment)

Luminous Foundation in Natural Light Photography

This picture is taken with natural light streaming in from the window

Luminous Foundation in Flash Photography

This picture was taken outdoors with flash photography

Pros:

– Need a very small amount for full face (bottle will last for a long time)

– Looks and feels luxurious

– Absolutely weightless

– Does not separate on oily skin

– No oxidization

– Color range

– Photographs very well

– Luminous finish that is wearable on oily skin

Cons:

– Price

Overall Grade: A+

Don’t forget to leave all your comments and feedback below! And take a look at my video review of the Luminous Weightless Foundation! =)