Neutral Night Eye Makeup Tutorial: A Month of Makeup

I love creating makeup looks to wear at night. I love the drama of it! Sometimes night looks can be a little too dramatic though. If you are going out to a nice dinner with your husband or just want to look extra special for a wedding reception, you don’t want anything overly dramatic. That is when it is time for a nice, neutral night eye.

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It is such an easy look to achieve and the eyeliner makes such a big impact! It makes your eyes look bigger and adds just the right amount of drama to a nighttime look. Here is what you need to achieve this look…

*Cream colored eye shadow

*Light brown eye shadow

*Dark brown eye shadow

*Charcoal/Black eye shadow

*Black liquid eyeliner


Now for your instructions…

1. Brush cream eye shadow all over lids.

2. Brush light brown eye shadow on bottom half of top eyelid.

3. Put dark brown eye shadow on the outside corner of eyelid.

4. Using the liquid liner, line the top lash line. Go back over the top of it and brush up and out a little to make the outside edge thicker. Do this over and over again until the outside edge is pretty thick and dramatic.

5. Use a smudge brush to brush charcoal or black eye shadow into the bottom lash line.

6. Finish off with a good coat of mascara.

Now go out and have the night of your life! Be sure to check out all of the makeup posts that are part of A Month of Makeup!

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Twist Knot Bun Hair Tutorial

I am so excited to be sharing one of my favorite hairstyles with you all today! It is the Twist Knot Bun. The greatest part? It can be done in less than 5 minutes! Because let’s be honest, some days we are all lucky to even be able to look in a mirror to get ready for more than 5 minutes!

Twist Knot Bun How To Tutorial

Care for a little back story? I have been making twist knots in my hair for years! I used to make seriously probably one hundred tiny ones right on top of my head and then pull the rest of my hair up. I loved it, then one day a boy told me I looked like I had monkey poop on my head. I then decided that having the twists on top of my head probably weren’t my best option! Secretly, I still call twist knots “monkey poops” in my head though because it makes me laugh thinking of how funny 16 year old boys can be. I think my more grown up style of the twist knot in a chic side bun classes it up and takes the “monkey poop” right out of the look!

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To do a twist knot bun…

1. Pull your hair into a pony tail

2. Take a section of the hair from the pony tail and start twisting it. If you want it to be super smooth, use hair cream to make your piece really smooth while twisting the hair.

3. Keep twisting the piece of hair until the piece starts curing up into what looks like a knot.

4. Bobby pin the piece into your hair to start making the base of your bun.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 over and over again until you have used all of the hair in your pony tail and twisted it into “knots”.

6. Go through and bobby pin pieces that feel less secure to be sure that your bun will stay in place.

7. Spray your hair with hairspray to smooth things out and keep the hair in place.

Now enjoy your new, quick hairstyle! Who says you need a lot of time to look and feel fabulous?!

Check out a few of my other beauty posts too…

Cut Swoop Bangs

Glitter Nails

Easy Messy Bun

DIY Glitter Nails

Words can’t express how excited I am that it is warming up outside. Living in Idaho can be tough when the winters seem to last 8 months of the year! So you had better believe that when it is above 60 degrees, I am going to be wearing shorts and sandals. The best part about wearing sandals? Showing off your freshly painted toes! Currently, I love the look of the glitter “rock star toes”, but I don’t love paying the price to get them done and having my nails trashed for doing it. I found a secret way to create glitter nails for a fraction of the price without damaging your nails! The best part? It stays on for what feels like FOREVER too!
To do your own, you need…
*Two pieces of paper
*base coat polish
*top coat polish
*glitter (mine is a pack of small sample colors). The key is getting smaller glitter instead of big, chunky kind.
*Nail polish remover
First, paint your nails with the base coat polish. Only do one hand at a time because you need the polish to be wet still.
Be sure to set your hand on one of the pieces of paper. Lightly sprinkle glitter on each of the wet nails. Push down glitter on each nail to make it stick really well.
Wipe off excess glitter and repeat the steps above by putting more base coat on, pouring glitter on and wiping it off.
Wipe off extra glitter with finger nail polish remover. Some of it may stay on, but it will wear off quickly.
Paint top coat on each of your nails. Let it dry.
After your nails are dry, wash them and scrub off extra glitter that may be stuck to your skin. This could take a day or two to get all of it off, but washing them gets most of it off.
Now, enjoy your new sparkly nails and the warm weather!
I have more beauty tutorials too, including my easy messy bun tutorial! Be sure to check it out!

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