Current Makeup Routine

My current makeup routine, step by step

Whenever I post on my stories with some makeup on, I get a bunch of DM’s asking if I can do a makeup tutorial. Let me start off by saying I am NOT a professional LOL. I probably don’t do certain things correctly, but this works for me 🙂 I uploaded an IGTV video showcasing each step here.

#1 LOTION (ELF) || I put lotion all over my face before I put my primer on or anything else. My face tends to get really dry in every season, so if I do not put lotion on, my nose and cheeks will dry up and peel under my makeup && we don’t want that. It’s extremely weird lol. I have tried various hydrating lotions and have used the ELF one for almost a year now. Not only is it super affordable, but it does the job.

#2 FACE PRIMER PRIMER || I pat/rub this onto under my eyes and by my nose (underneath near my lip), on my chin, and a little on my forehead. It helps to hold my makeup and hide my larger pores. This primer has by far been the best one I have tried. I have been loving Tula products and this was no exception.

#3 FOUNDATION || Wearing the shade “465” when I have no tan and “490” when I have that sun kissed glow. I kind of just put some all over my face and neck and buff it in with this brush. I have tried using beauty blenders, but I do not get the same effect I do if I buff it in with a brush. I also bring the excess to my chest area if I am wearing a lower cut shirt. I find that I do not apply it as evenly with a beauty blender, than I do with a brush. Also, Jamie (@makeupbyjaysaunz) talked about this foundation on her story and then I saw Tricia (@hairby_trici) and she was wearing it, and I knew I needed to try it. It has the best wear and is such an amazing formula.

#5 CONCEALER || I use the shade “Light Beige.” I just started using like two months ago and prefer it over shape tape. I apply my concealer under my eyes, on the sides of my nose, under my nose, on my chin, on the top of my nose, and on my forehead; all in the shape of a triangle. I then damp my beauty blender, with this setting spray and buff/dab the concealer in to blend it into my face.

#6 SETTING POWDER || I use the shade “Translucent” to set my concealer! This has by far been the best one I have tried and used. I apply it with the same beauty blender I applied my concealer with here. I apply it to every place I put the concealer, as well as around my mouth because I get crease lines there. After 5 or so minutes, I wipe it off with a brush. No specific one, but I usually use one like this.

#7 BRONZER & CONTOUR || To apply my contour, I make a fish face and apply the bronzer to my cheek bones to make them look more defined. I then apply it on my forward and jawline. You end up applying it like the number 3. I then do the side of my nose and a small line across the bridge of my nose. I use this brush to apply the bronzer on my face and this brush (the largest one) to apply it to my cheeks bones, forehead, and jawline. I use either this brush set to contour my nose and then use the other brush in it to blend it out. I also sometimes use a foundation stick to just add a bit to the look before doing it with my bronzer, with this in “F11”

#8 BLUSH || Wearing shade “Berry Amore” which is my favorite! I love the baked blushes because they give me the best color. I apply this to the apple of my cheeks and towards my contour. I use the brush all the way to the right in this pack to apply the blush.

# EYES (PALETTE, PRIMER, TAPE) || I use the Huda Beauty or the Carli Bybel palette (which is no longer for sale) on a daily basis. Because I have brown eyes, I have found that pinks, purples, etc work best to really make my eyes pop. So first I use the eye primer. Then I will blend the “COLOR” and “COLOR” into my crease using this brush. Once I have a good base color I like, I then do the outside corners of my eyes with a brown or black eyeshadow to give it a slight smokey eye effect with this brush. Then, I use this brush (and wet it with my setting spray) to get some glitter or pigment onto the lid of my eye. Wetting it prior to using glitter or more pigmented eyeshadows will really glop it on for the brighter effect. Lastly I will put a little but more of the darker brown or black onto the end of my eye lid again and blend it using this brush.

#9 EYELINERS (BOTTOM, TOP) || I use a liquid eyeliner on the top lid and a regular pencil for the bottom lid. My eyes are extremely sensitive, and these are the only two that have not bothered me. To get a winged look, I tend to follow my eyelid up and just hope for the best LOL.

#10 MASCARA (CURLER, PRIMER, MAIN, MAGNETIC LASHES) || First I use the lash curler on both eyes. I then use the primer to really extend my lashes out as much as possible. I usually put it on one eye, top and bottom, and then put it on the other. Once they both have it, I go back to the first eye and put mascara on then do to the other so it gives the primer a chance to dry a little. Then, I use the magnetic lashes, if I want that extra boom, since I can’t apply lashes with glue (I literally just don’t get how people do it! It is so hard LOL), and my eyes are too sensitive to get extensions.

#11 HIGHLIGHTER || I am obsessed with Kylie Cosmetic’s highlighters. I have three of them and literally use them all the time. I use this brush to apply it to the bridge of my nose, the tip of my nose, above my eyebrow, right under my eyebrow, above my top lip, and above my cheekbones.

#12 LIPS (LINER, LIPSTICK, & MOISTURIZER) || Liner is the shade “dusty rose,” the lipstick is “velvet teddy.”

#13 SETTING SPRAY || I spray this all over my face once my makeup is complete. It helps to set it and keep it looking matte.

#14 OTHER ITEMS || (Items I use behind the scenes) Beauty Sponge Cleaner, Waterless Brush & Sponge Cleaner,

Hope this helps! You can also head to my instagram to watch me apply it on IGTV <3

Xo,
Nina

Hi Babes! Finding cute sandals and wedges is always so hard, so I figured I would share my favorites with you, incase you need some inspiration and ideas 🙂

#1 Grey Wedges – Not only are these super affordable for $35 ( and currently BOGO 50% off), but they are super comfortable and cute! I love to wear them with jeans or even a nice maxi. TTS, wearing a 9.

#2 Leopard Slides – They are currently on sale for $30, but are selling out fast. I wear these ALL the time, and get compliments on them everytime I do. They really are so adorable! TTS, wearing a 9.

#3 Red Sandal Heels – Ok how cute are these strappy sandals? I posted about them a few weeks ago and they were the best seller for that week. You NEED these in your closet. They also come in brown, which I also have 🙂 && They are on sale for $45! TTS, wearing a 9.

#4 Brown Double Banded Sandals – Double banded shoes honestly make your feet look so good and long LOL so they are a must have in my closet && they are only $14!! TTS, wearing a 9.

#5 Jelly Sandals – Such a cute valentino dupe and super comfortable. Love these for a casual or beachy look. You also can’t beat the price of $19 and the 2 day prime shipping! TTS, wearing a 9.

#6 Marc Fisher Studded Sandals – Ok these are literally my favorite. They are made of such great material and look at them, they are more than your average sandal. They are still on sale for $50 and come in a few colors. Snag them while you can! TTS, wearing a 9.

#7 Stuart Heels – Last but not least, my most worn sandal heels. I believe in investing in items that will last longer, and that proved right with these. Stuart Weitzman has always been a go to for me, and these are super comfortable, have a block heel, and go with everything! They are also on sale depending on your size, grab them while you can!!TTS, wearing a 9.

I have also linked up a bunch of sandals & wedges I am crushing on below 🙂

XO,

Nina

Save vs. Splurge – Vacation Edition

Hi babes! I have a trip coming up, and have been non-stop looking for some cute outfits and items. I have been obsessed with finding some cute kimonos for the beach, bikinis, and some more cute vacation items. I fell in love with the Valentino sandals, but couldn’t justify spending $345 on them, and knew I had to find a cheaper option/dupe. Thanks to amazon, I did!! I am sharing a few of my other save vs splurge ideas for you gals <3

SAVE

SPLURGE

Which is your favorite “Save” item?

Xo,

Nina

6 Ways to Wear a Denim Skirt

Hi Babes! I am loving IGTV’s especially since the weather has been so horrible here in NJ, it gives me the chance to create content at home!

Denim skirts are a staple in my closet, especially for the Spring/Summer. Even though it can be chilly in Spring, I love to wear them and dress them up or down.

OUTFIT 1

Small in top; size 6 for the skirt; shoes are TTS

OUTFIT 2

Medium in shirt; 6 in skirt; shoes are TTS

OUTFIT 3

Small in jacket; size 6 in tank (s); size 6 in skirt; shoes are TTS

OUTFIT 4

Small in shirt; 6 in skirt, shoes are TTS

OUTFIT 5

S in bodysuit; M in jacket for layering; 6 in skirt; shoes are TTS

OUTFIT 6

S in shirt; 6 in skirt; shoes TTS

Which one of the 6 outfits are your favorite?

XO,

Nina

Amazon Try On Haul

Hi Babes! As you know, amazon has become by go-to for clothing lately. I am obsessing over the quality of some of the items, and how cute they are! I did an amazon try on hall on my IGTV with these outfits, so be sure to check it out 🙂

OUTFIT 1

Wearing size small in the jumpsuit and 9 in the wedges.

OUTFIT 2

Wearing a small in the skirt and a medium in the bodysuit

OUTFIT 3

Wearing a small in the Jumpsuit

OUTFIT 4

Wearing a medium in the dress, but returning for a small. Medium in jacket.

OUTFIT 5

Wearing a medium in the dress

OUTFIT 6

Wearing a small in the bodysuit and skirt.


Hope you like the try on haul on my IGTV. Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂

XO,

Nina

Amazon Fashion & Beauty Favorites

Hi Babes!

I have been ordering clothes off Amazon for like what seems like ever now, so I am really happy it has become more popular. I not only get clothing off their site, but I also get shoes & accessories when it comes to fashion and beauty! I will split up the post with things I actually have and then items that I am crushing on and are currently in my cart. Hope you enjoy this post & let me know in the comments if you would like to see more like this 🙂

Things I Own:

Things I am Crushing on:

I need all of those items! I usually only buy things that have reviews to ensure that the quality is good. Happy shopping babes 🙂


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