Friday, January 16, 2015

January means a fresh new year!

I am sad to say I didn't get much opportunity to blog last year. I have high hopes of changing that in 2015! We are making several changes here at home and with our career path. I am working towards several new goals and definitely have big plans that I look forward to sharing with you!

With that being said here was a wrap up of the end of my 2014 via Instagram! Don't forget to follow me there too!

As always love and hugs!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

On My Christmas List

I usually don't make a Christmas list, but lately I haven't done much shopping for myself. I also tend to feel guilty for making "selfish" purchases...meaning ones I don't really need! This year I decided that a few things that have been on my shopping list would be great to transfer to my "Christmas List".  Here are a few of the items and a description below!

shopping by flairbybrandi featuring Muji

1) Muji large 2 drawer acrylic makeup storage
2) Muju 5 drawer acrylic makeup storage
3) acrylic lipstick organizer
4) Makeup Geek shadow
5) Storage cubes (I am getting the 9 cube and then adding a customized shoe storage at the bottom)
6) Anastasia dip bow
7) Anastasia contour kit
8) a Z palette (in leopard)

What is on your Christmas list? Beauty items, storage solutions, or other fun stuff? Let me know!

Love and hugs!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October is Here!

Is it just me or is this year flying by? We are already in October!! I've been working hard on my plans so far this month! I am starting to get my Event Business up and running, and working on my book. The book wasn't in the initial plans, but since I wrote it years ago, I decided to edit a few things. Finding time to work on the book has been a little harder than I expected. That goes with the territory.
In addition to my business plans we (myself, husband, and my kids) made a "Fall Fun List" that we are trying to tackle. Its basically a bucket list of things we want to do for the fall! So far we have accomplished:
*baking homemade apple pie
*baking homemade pumpkin pie
*carving pumpkins
*Going to a corn maze
*Game night
Next up we will be making a scarecrow, going on a haunted hayride, and making candy apples. It has definitely been fun so far! I'm excited to see what the rest of October brings! Here are a few moments via Instagram!
Happy October! Love and hugs!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Makeup Look and New Series!

With my crazy schedule I haven't taken the time to post any makeup looks. It has definitely been a long time. I pulled out the camera yesterday and thought I would snap a few pictures while I got ready. Halfway through my camera died, so I switched to my phone.

After rushing through this look I started thinking that it would be fun to do a series on several wearable fall looks! I plan to include daytime and evening looks for the Fall Makeup Series! Here are the step by step photos with details below!

There is no set way I apply my makeup. Some days I will apply foundation first and some days I apply it last. It usually depends. Today I waited because some of the shadows cause a good bit of fallout and I don't like all the touchups. So here is what I did today:

1) I grabbed my Urban Decay eye primer  and 2) applied it to my lids.3) Then I grabbed my Urban Decay book of Shadows and patted "Sin" on my lids. 5) Using the UD Electric Palette I opted for the orange shade called "Burnout" and put it along the crease and outer corner. Then added some lighter shimmery orange with "Freelove". 8) Freelove application. 9) I decided to darken the orange with the two purple shades "Flash" and "Tornado". 10) I kept these more on the outer area and crease. 11) I used my Vice Palette and put 12) "Toxic" all over the lid and crease to add shimmer. Then I used "Rewind" 14) to deepen and 15)started to blend. 16) More deepening with "Derailed" 17) more blending 18) Time to clean up the fallout 19) I used my Avon Glimmerstick liner and then (not shown) went over the liner with "Blackout". 20) Foundation time. 21) I buffed the two together 22) Then grabbed my Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer and 23) put it under my eyes. 24) Time to add shadow to the bottom. These were Derailed and Rewind shadows. 25)lashes curled 26) pulled out the UD Perversion (They sent me a trial before it launched and I loved it so much I have a full size that I haven't opened)27) Upper lashes 28) Lower lashes 29) Avon Glimmersticks brow pencil in Blonde. 30) filling in before I grab my favorite 31) Too Faced Brow Envy then 32) Filling in and 33) using the spooly. 34) This picture looks crazy the way the flash showed up, but this is Too Faced Chocolate Solei bronzer 35) applying and then 36) blush from elf. 37) on the apples . I did highlight but that isn't pictured either lol. 38)Time for setting powder. This is a mix of two powders. 39) Elf matte nude lip with 40)Smashbox gloss on top.

Love and hugs!