Zoey Deschanel Inspired Makeup Look

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Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl? It’s Kenz! I am obsessed with New Girl. I think every girl who watches that show somehow feels a connection to Zoey Deschanel’s character, Jessica Day. Inside we are all a little quirky and awkward just like Jess. Although Zoey Deschanel plays such an awkward character, there is nothing awkward about how absolutely gorgeous she is. She has the greatest style in and out of character in every show she is on. I always love her makeup, so I created a tutorial for a makeup look inspired by her.

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I always love the makeup that Zoey wears. I like that it isn’t totally polished and that it looks a little messy sometimes. That makes it more realistic. The two things that always stand out to me with Zoey Deschanel is her flawless, porcelain like skin and her gorgeous eyelashes that frame her blue eyes. I knew that teaming up with Rimmel for this look would be perfect because of their Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara and Stay Matte Foundation. Drugstore mascara usually gets a bad reputation, but I absolutely love the Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara! It makes lashes fan out perfectly, while giving them plenty of volume too. Drugstore foundation has an even worse reputation. I can honestly say that the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation was the first drugstore foundation that I have really loved! It totally perfected the flaws on my face, while still letting my face feel like it could breathe.

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You can find both of those Rimmel products at Walmart, in the makeup section. Rimmel is also celebrating their 180 year anniversary and will be putting a $1 off coupon in the Sunday newspaper for each of these two products so make sure to grab your coupon before you head to Walmart to buy your makeup!

Now for the fun part. How YOU can create a Zoey Deschanel inspired makeup look of your own. You need…

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 *Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara


*Cream colored eye shadow

*Plum colored eye shadow

*Rose shimmer eye shadow

*Dark brown colored eye shadow

*Eyebrow makeup

*Bright colored lipstick

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1. Apply foundation on your face with a sponge.

2. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.

3. Brush rose shimmer eye shadow to your eyelid, from crease to lash line.

4. Brush dark brown colored eye shadow in crease and edge of eyelid.

5. Brush cream colored eyelid from eyebrow down to crease, blending the other colors together.

6. Smudge rose shimmer eye shadow into the bottom lash line.

7. Line upper lash line with plum colored eye shadow. Use an angled eyeliner brush and smudge it into the lash line.

8. Fill in eyebrows using the eyebrow makeup of your choice.

9. Apply bright colored lipstick.

Bam! You have officially created a Zoey Deschanel inspired makeup look!

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The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup BOOK! HUGE Giveaway too!

The book is finally here! Can you even believe it? I have to keep thinking to myself, “Is this real life?” when I think of the fact that I just wrote a freaking book. After many days of dreaming up makeup tutorials, many more days of doing my makeup and making my husband take pictures of me, endless nights of photo editing, and more of those endless nights of writing and formatting, it is DONE!

The Busy Girl's Guide to Makeup book

Doing your makeup doesn’t have to be scary, time consuming, or a total chore anymore. This book is full of great tips and tutorials to help you with your basic makeup needs at any age. It is the perfect book to keep next to your makeup bag, or keep on your phone, iPad, or Kindle as a quick reference for those busy days that you need some inspiration.

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup is available in both paperback and Kindle versions.

You can purchase the paperback version for $13.99 here. It will also be available on Amazon starting next week.

You can purchase the Kindle version for &7.99 here.

No matter how many times I read it, re read it, and re read it some more, I will always have things to pick apart and always find a few errors. That part freaks me out and makes me want to never sleep again until it is absolutely perfect. That is basically why I haven’t slept for an entire month. Luckily, I have a totally sane and supportive husband who wrote a book earlier this year. He has helped me A LOT! He also assures me that even professionally written and edited books have errors in them. That makes me feel better. Although, I do know that there will probably be a dozen editions of this book released! Ha!

I also am blessed to have some of the greatest bloggers in the entire world that I get to call my friends. They have all be SO supportive of this entire crazy idea of mine. As a fun way to officially launch the book, we decided to do a GIVEAWAY!

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There will be FIVE winners of this giveaway!

Grand Prize (one winner)- $200 Sephora gift card, $25 gift certificate to The Ribbon Retreat, 14 piece makeup brush set, and paperback copy of The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup!

Second Prize (three winners)- 14 piece makeup brush set and a paperback copy of The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup!

Third Prize (one winner)- Paperback copy of The Busy Girl’s Guide to Makeup

Aren’t those some pretty fabulous prizes?! To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Winners will have 24 hours to respond to emails once the giveaway is done. Good luck!

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Thanks again to everyone who has supported this project! I would love to see your makeup after you do it with these tutorials!

Perfect Makeup Brush Set

By now, you know that I am a major makeup lover. I am writing a book about my love of makeup! Don’t forget, it comes out on September 30th!

Well, because of my love of makeup, I have tried my fair share of makeup products, especially makeup brushes! It is kind of hard to find a good, quality makeup brush that is still affordable! Believe it or not, I have paid $15 for a tiny, little makeup brush because of the quality! Usually, you get what you pay for. That ISN’T however the case with these amazing Apple of My Eye makeup brushes that I got to test out early! Insert a choir of angels singing here…

15 piece makeup brush set

Isn’t it gorgeous?! Well, normally, it is a steal of a deal at $29.99 on their site, BUT it is an even better deal today! What?!

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Yep! It is only $16.99 on jane.com today, the website formerly known as Very Jane. Hello?! a 15 piece makeup set for only $16.99? You have to be totally crazy not to get in on this deal. Hurry! Quick! Because I have a feeling that this deal will sell out quickly. Now for a few details about why I like these brushes so much…

Apple of My Eye Makeup Brushes

They are so soft! It feels so good against your skin as you brush your makeup on. It is really important to have soft, but strong brushes when applying makeup. These are a perfect marriage of those two elements. The set also comes with basically every brush you would ever want or need in your makeup tool kit. Honestly, the only brush that I use that isn’t included in this set is my kabuki brush. This kit has enough brushes to keep me happy!


They also come in a gorgeous roll up case to keep them all safe and organized! It is easy to grab and go if you are packing for a trip or even to just throw in your bathroom drawer.

You cannot miss out on this deal!

I was given a makeup brush set to try, but as always, my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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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My Favorite Makeup: A Month of Makeup

I have had a lot of questions about my favorite makeup products. Here is your lucky day!

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BareMinerals Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner– This liner goes on like butta! It is a pencil, but it is also waterproof too. It is the best, ever!

 BareMinerals Matte Foundation– This stuff is incredible. It can cover blemishes, create all over color correction, and it stays on all day long.

Urban Decay Naked Palette– This is a perfect starting point for beginners. This has a great selection of gorgeous colors that stay on really well.

Elf Eye Shadow Brushes– These really inexpensive and I love the quality of them. They can be found at Target, Walmart, and online.

Maybelline Baby Lips– This balm makes your lips so dang soft! It comes in several different shades and I am obsessed!

CoverGirl Blast Flipstick– I am OBSESSED! This lipstick stays on so well and the Vixen color is incredible! My favorite lipstick!

Nars Lip Liner– You can put this on in the morning, eat all day, and it is still on at night! It comes in perfect colors too. I love Jungle Red.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush– I use the color, Exposed. It adds just enough color to my face, it goes on easily, and stays on.

MAC Angle Brush– This is the brush I use when I put on eye shadow as eyeliner. It is a really high quality brush.

Try these out and let me know what you think! What are your favorite makeup products? I would love to try them out!

The 3 Minute Face: A Month of Makeup

We have all probably seen at least one episode of What Not to Wear, right? I used to be totally obsessed with that show. I loved not only seeing the clothes they got, but I loved seeing the entire transformation! Well, if you have seen at least one episode, you have probably heard Carmandy (the makeup artist) refer to her infamous “5 Minute Face” that she does on almost everyone. I love the idea of the 5 minute face, but honestly, I don’t think you need a whole 5 minutes. Sometimes you don’t have a whole 5 minutes for your makeup! When you are a busy mom on the go, a student running late to class, or a career woman in need of getting to the office early, you may only have 3 minutes! Here is your solution. The 3 Minute Face.

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Yes. I said THREE minute face! This can easily be done in 3 minutes. I suggest having these few items in an easy to grab place so that when you have occasions such as these that you literally only have 3 minutes, you don’t take up any extra time digging for your makeup! Here’s what you need…





*Eyebrow Pencil


*Lipstick. Not too bright of a color. You want something you can put on quickly, without a lot of fuss, but will add some color to your face.

Three Minute Face

To achieve the 3 minute face, follow these steps..

1. Moisturize your entire face.

2. Concealer under eyes. This is really important because you won’t be wearing much makeup to otherwise distract you from dark circles.

3. Put foundation all over your face, neck, and eyelids.

4. Brush blush onto your cheekbones.

5. Pencil in eyebrows.

6. Put mascara on top and bottom lashes.

7. Lipstick. You can line your lips too, but you will add a little time to your routine by doing so.

BAM! Three minutes and you can run out the door and do the things you really need to do today! I suggest practicing this routine before you actually need to get it done in 3 minutes so that when you do, you are prepared!

Be sure to check out the other A Month of Makeup posts too!

Half and Half Eye Shadow: A Month of Makeup

I hope you have enjoyed following along with A Month of Makeup so far! Don’t forget to check out all of the other posts all about makeup. Today I want to introduce you to half and half eye shadow.

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I love the versatility about this style. You can pick any two colors and make it work for your style! It can be soft, bold, funky, elegant, you name it! Here’s what you need to create this look..

*Light cream color shadow

*Dark color shadow

*Light color shadow

*Eyeliner or shadow to use as eyeliner with eyeliner brush

*Shadow brushes


Half and Half shadow

Now for your instructions…

1. Brush the light shadow all over lid.

2. Put the darker color you chose on the outside part of your eyelid. Put it from the edge to the center of the lid.

3. Put the light color you chose on the inside half of your lid and move it to the center.

4. Brush a little more of the light color you put all over, just on the top part of your lid so that it blends your colors in.

5. Line your top lid with a thin line.

6. Finish off with mascara.

Looking good! Try this out with any colors you want! That is the beauty of this. I actually did this style on my wedding day with different colors than I chose above. Here is another idea of colors you can choose…

Half and Half shadow wedding day

Try it out! Let me know what colors you choose!

Face Contouring 101: A Month of Makeup

I’m so glad to see you are back for day two of A Month of Makeup! To see my first makeup post, you can find it here.

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Today, I am going to teach you all about something that I think a lot of women fail to do with their makeup… Face contouring! It gets overlooked a lot because most women look at it as an added thing, not an essential thing. I will tell you this, it is essential! It instantly takes pounds off of your face, makes you look more awake, and even a little more youthful! Who doesn’t want all of that?!

Face Contouring 101

Just take a look at my photos side by side to see what a huge difference a little face contouring can make! Here’s what you need to contour your face…



*blush brush

*bronzer brush

*highlighter (optional. I don’t use it regularly)

When choosing a blush and bronzer, I recommend going to a specialty store like Sephora to have a professional help you find great colors for your face. If you are doing it on your own, remember… WE ARE NOT IN THE 80’s ANYMORE! You don’t need a bright pink blush to make your cheeks stand out. Mine is a natural pink color and I recommend a similar color for most people. As for bronzers, most of them are similar in colors. You don’t want one with too much orange in it because that could make you look too fake.

To contour your face, start with the blush. Get a decent amount of blush on your brush and brush it onto your cheekbone. Make it come out into your hairline. You want just enough to add some color to your skin. After you have applied it to both cheeks, use the remaining blush on your brush and lightly brush it on the tip of your nose. When I say lightly, I mean just one swipe. It isn’t meant to turn you into Rudolph!

Next, is the bronzer. The first thing you need to know about bronzer, is that it isn’t meant to put all over your face to turn you into a sun worshiping goddess or make you look like another ethnicity, it is meant to give you a little sun kissed glow. Apply the bronzer to your brush and lightly brush it onto your temples and follow your hairline around your forehead. Just think about where the sun usually hits you when you are out swimming all day. Next, put a tiny bit on your nose and chin. Just a little bit. This is just to even out your entire face and make it so you don’t just have a dark forehead. You can put a little bit of bronzer below your blush to help sink in your cheeks a little, but I don’t recommend trying that until you get used to wearing and applying bronzer a little more.

(Optional) Highlighter. I think highlighters are great, but I don’t use them all of the time. I sometimes feel like I am trying to look like a fairy princess when I wear highlighter. All a highlighter will do, is highlight the areas of your face you want to look brighter. I apply it just on the outsides of my eyes. I do that in teeny, tiny amounts. Play around with it and see how much, or little you like for yourself.

Now I want you to start thinking about face contouring as an essential step in doing your makeup! You will look awesome and feel great! Don’t forget to check out all of the Month of Makeup posts happening every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

A Month of Makeup!

I am SO excited to tell you about something that I have been working on for quite some time now! Starting on Friday, I will have a post all about makeup every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday… ALL month long! I am a cosmetologist and I love playing around with different makeup techniques on myself and my clients. I am going to share some of my favorite techniques and products with all of you. At the end of the month, I have a HUGE announcement too. I can’t even wait to show/tell you all about it.

A Month of Makeup on www.girllovesglam.com

I have put a lot of work into this month long series and I hope you all enjoy it! There will be extra posts some days and I may have a post or two that come on Tuesdays and Thursdays that aren’t makeup related, but know that you can come every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and find a post dedicated to makeup all month long! Please take the time to share this series with your friends! I would love to be able to share this with everyone who would enjoy it!

Who’s excited for Friday?!