Color Challenge: Purple and Orange – Together!

Quite the combination.
Quite the combination.

I love purple smokey eyes, and I think it’s one of the easier bright shades to pull off. Brown eyes, blue eyes, and especially green eyes look fantastic with the accent of purple. Therefore I wouldn’t classify it as a color challenge on its own, but paired with an orange lip – that is a true color challenge!

Usually when I wear purple smokey eyes I’ll pair it with cool-toned, blue-based pinks. That’s the obvious, and always beautiful pairing. But what happens when you pair it with a warm-toned lip? Then it’s magical. Pairing warm and cool tones is the new thing, didn’t you know?

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So, You Want to Look Like a Spice Girl?

ginger
Fulfilling important childhood dreams.

When I was in elementary school, Spice Girl clubs were all the rage. No, not nightclubs that only played Spice Girls. That would have been 9 year-old-me paradise, but luckily I’m not Drew Barrymore and I didn’t go to rehab at 13. No, Spice Girl clubs were groups of 5 girls, each who took on the role of a different Spice Girl during recess. There was a weirdly competitive aspect of the Spice Girl clubs as well – the best Spice Girl club was the one with the most closely matching appearances and personalities. Thus, the giggly blondes were always Baby, the intense athletes were always Sporty, and so on. I’m not a redhead, more of a dirty blonde, but I was chosen to be Ginger Spice.

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90 Minute Yoga Test: Can My Makeup Make It Out Alive?

Sunday morning casual
Sunday morning casual

Sunday morning I met a friend for breakfast. I wanted to look nice, but  was also headed to 90 minutes of yoga directly afterward. What to do? I figured this would be a great opportunity to test out my makeup-staying powers. When you’re working in extreme conditions (summer in New Orleans, etc), there are a few important guidelines:

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