Monday, March 30, 2015

MAC Satin Taupe

I've never been a huge fan of MAC products based on the fact that they always seem too avant garde and overhyped. I like a few of their lipsticks and their blushes are really nice and pigmented but some of their items I've dug into recently are the powder eyeshadows. MAC makes a lot of eyeshadow shades, finishes, and textures compared to other beauty brands and the fact that I've only started testing their shadows is strange to me. One of the eyeshadows that I've been loving recently is the shade Satin Taupe. Satin Taupe is an interesting one that is quite uncommon. The finish is slightly shimmery and the color is a mixture of pale lavender, elephant gray, and cool silver. This eyeshadow is beautiful against brown eyes with a clean crease and a bit of smudged brown eyeliner. I'm really enjoying wearing Satin Taupe with a pale pink blush and glossy pink lips for the spring!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

5 Things

1. Sunday in Waikīkī

2. Lunch after Song Contest rehearsal

3. Airplaneography

4. Friendship

5. Portraits in ‘Iao Valley

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Maui 2015 | Ferns and Friends

Whilst in Maui, I was able to spend extra time with some of my favorite people including two of my closest friends Mikayla (blue jacket) and Kai‘olu (yellow shirt). I've been friends with Kai‘olu for nine years and we've gone through many ups and downs together. She's been there for me during my chubby upper elementary years and constantly listens to me vent or discuss who my newest favorite football player is. Mikayla and I became friends three years ago when she was a freshman and have become especially close over the years. We consistently say the same things at the same time and pretty much agree on everything. I'm really thankful for these friendships and for the time we spent together last week!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Layering Lashes

Over they years, I've grown quite fond of all things lashes. From tightlining to spending an extra 10 minutes on primers and extending fibers, big bold eyelashes have become a staple in my beauty routine. One of my favorite tricks in order to achieve the blackest and most voluminous lashes is to layer my favorite mascaras. Not all mascaras are created equally so I've been pairing one that lengthens with one that plumps.

The two mascaras that I've been obsessed with lately are the Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant and the Urban Decay Perversion. Smoky Extravagant adds a ton of length to my medium-ish lashes and Perversion pumps up the volume factor. The two combined create the biggest boldest lashes I've ever had without looking overly spidery or fake. For those who don't like to apply or wear false lashes, then this combination is for you!
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