Monday, July 28, 2014

Outfit Remix - Chanel Flats & White

I'm a bad blogger..... I take pictures of outfits and forget to post them so here I am catching up. There will be other catch up posts as well but better late than never in my eyes :)

I wore this outfit to go dress shopping for my bridal party. I have a deep love for big buns (all kinds hehe) and was able to achieve a poofier bun without using one of those bun contraptions thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Running on Happiness. I just teased the hair before twisting it into place. Also, these J.Crew Minnie Pants are by far one of my most favorite pieces in my closet. It's the perfect length and is the perfect "legging" pant without being a legging (read: see through). I've had them for over a year and love them to pieces. I'll probably be picking up another pair as it gets cooler.

I've had my Chanel flats for close to a year now. They are my FAVORITE flats ever.... if only I could splurge on an all black pair. I typically wear a 37.5 but sized up to a 38 since my foot is a bit wide. They fit wonderfully and are pretty dang comfortable! More comfortable than my Tory Burch Reva flats that kill me.

*Let's play where's Waldo.... I mean Juicy :)

Then a couple of weeks later, I decided to pair the flats/top combo with this polka dot skirt I bought from Ann Taylor. Trying to shop my closet rather than actual shopping, y'all know what I mean?!

Outfit #1: Ann Taylor Sweater, Target Top, J.Crew Minnie Pants, Chanel Flats, Henri Bendel Satchel
Outfit #2: Ann Taylor Sweater, Target Top, Ann Taylor Skirt, Chanel Flats

Saturday, July 12, 2014

What's in Stephienese Bag?

Hi y'all!

I filmed an updated what's in my bag video since my last one is a few years old. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen my post about this GORGEOUS bag, the Henri Bendel Carlyle Satchel. It seriously is my current favorite bag and is my first purse purchase from Henri Bendel. Needless to say, I am now a huge fan of their purses. 

My makeup is pretty much my normal routine except I added a little liner to my lower waterline & smudged it out. Also I'm wearing NYX's Diva Lipstick and LOVE it! I curled my hair using a Hana flat iron that I've had laying around and really liked the results. I'll have to keep practicing to perfect it but I feel like for my first time, it turned out well :)

Without further adieu, here is my newest video and some extra pictures of the purse & my mug :) Please excuse the crumb debris in my purse.... at least y'all know I legit use it!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Wedding Makeup Tutorial

Hi y'all!

This post is the first of a series of posts to go over my wedding. I did my own makeup for our big day and really liked how it came out. 

The video is quite long but I'm explaining and talking throughout it :) I'm still rusty with the whole tutorial thing, so bear with me. I hope y'all enjoy!

Products used:
Ardell False Lashes in Wispies
MAC Lipstick in Love, Henri (Limited Edition)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Everyday Makeup Tutorial

I finally was able to record, edit and post an updated Everyday Makeup Tutorial. If y'all follow me on Twitter, you may have known I was using an older laptop that seriously took FOREVER to edit anything. I recently broke down and bought a Windows desktop computer which has proven to be a really good investment. Here's to hoping my new investment (and DSLR camera) will help me keep up with my blogging and Youtubing :)

This look is what you may have seen in 99.9% of my selfies on Instagram. I have been in love with this foundation during the cooler months. I feel like it gives me a nice glow and doesn't make me crazy oily. However, with the weather getting warmer in Dallas, I have noticed a bit more oiliness than I like so I will probably switch up my foundation pretty soon. I'm looking into the Smashbox BB Cream.... anyone used it?

This look has been my go-to look for work and day-to-day activities. I switched jobs last month from a very conservative, investment bank culture to a newer, wear jeans everyday, corporate job. I have worn this makeup look to both jobs and hope it will give y'all some ideas in case you're looking to switch things up. I hope y'all enjoy!

Products Used:
Vincent Longo Water Canvas Foundation in Sandy Beige
Napoleon Perdis concealer/foundation brush
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC2
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder in shade 2
MAC Powerpoint Pencil in Stubborn Brown
MAC Eyeshadow in Handwritten
Shiseido Lash Curler
Shiseido Mascara Base
Trish McEvoy High Volume Mascara
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Vincent Longo Bi Brow Powder in Brunette
MAC Blush in Harmony
MAC Blush in Prism
MAC MSF in Lightscapade