#LOTD: New Year’s Eve

While this is probably not what I’m actually going to wear on New Year’s Eve, since I plan on staying at home listening to jazz and sipping champagne with family, I think it would be a suitable look for another activity! I could see myself wearing this makeup to either a glamorous holiday party or for a night of dancing at a club.

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#LOTD: Christmas Day

Christmas at my house is all about immediate family, good food, and good cheer. There are only 6 of us total at my house over the holidays, and so no real need to dress up more than usual. I decided to go very simple with my look.

On my eyes, I used Coastal Scents hot pots in Mai Tai and Chocolate Berry, on the lid and in the crease respectively. For face makeup, I just brushed my No. 7 Illuminator over my cheekbones. On my lips I swiped Make Up For Ever lipstick in N9 Copper Rose.

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My top is a Patagonia Merino sweater that I received for Christmas a few years ago. I paired it with jeans and cozy socks, since I didn’t need to leave the house. For earrings, I wore sparkly rhinestone studs.

The necklace is one that I received as a present. It’s from a market in France. My bracelet was also a present, and I adore it! I’m not sure where it’s from, though.

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I wish you all happy holidays!

My Everyday Makeup Routine

Most days, I’m too rushed in the morning to do anything special with my makeup. I’m so focused on getting out the door and to class on time that I don’t have the presence of mind to deviate from the routine I’ve fallen into. I didn’t really devote any time to developing this in a scientific manner; it just sort of fell into place around the products I’ve been using the most in the past few months. Without further ado, here is that very simple routine (ignore the huge number of products in this photo; all will be explained!).

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