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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

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stephienese Style: Wedge Sneakers

I recently picked up these wedge sneakers from Nordstrom. With the cooler weather, I have been loving pairing them with sweaters and jean leggings. Really excited to use them over the summer with high waisted shorts.

Outfit #1
Top - Express; Sweater - Ann Taylor; Jean Leggings - Express; Nike Wedge Sneakers - Nordstrom; Satchel - Henri Bendel

Outfit #2
Top - LOFT; Sweater - Bobeau via Nordstrom; Jean Leggings - Express; Nike Wedge Sneakers - Nordstrom; Necklace - HRH Collection

Sunday, December 8, 2013

In Case You Didn't Know......

Mike and I got engaged! Our wedding is on June 22, 2014 and I still have so much planning to do. He proposed back in August and I promised my Instagram followers that I would share our engagement photos. We are still very early in the whole planning process. Our wedding will be a primarily DIY wedding so LOTS of things to figure out. We are still in the market for a great photographer so if anyone knows of an affordable photographer in the DFW area, please let me know.

I'm sure someone will ask me about how he proposed so here's the jist of the tale :) If y'all knew Mike, you would know he's a very carefree and funny guy who loves to joke around. All week he had been asking me to marry him and of course I would say yes. Then one day after work, we were having dinner at our house and he was tending to my every need (which was nice but kind of weird at the same time lol). Then eventually he took me in his arms and was saying all these nice things to me and sounding all choked up. He then got on one knee and asked me to marry him.... his face was all red and his eyes were misty. At first I thought he was joking (again) so I laughingly told him to stop being weird (OMG Steph). He then pulled out the ring and I knew he was for real.

Later that night he told me that he had missed the delivery truck with my ring so he spent part of the day chasing the truck down to be able to get the ring that day. He isn't great at keeping secrets or surprises so he just HAD to propose that day. Although it may sound ordinary to some, it was heartfelt, intimate and so US. I am excited to start a new chapter in our lives and I'm already getting baby fever (yikes).

I always go off on a tangent.... anywho, here are just a few photos from our engagement shoot.

If any of my readers have any tips, do and don'ts on weddings, I would appreciate the advice!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Nordstroms Anniversary Sale Haul

I wanted to share a few items I purchased from the Nordstroms Anniversary Sale so decided to post a video after getting some nice feedback from y'all :)

Vince Camuto Blouse
Halogen Pleated A-Line Skirt
Halogen Seamed Pencil Skirt
Shimera Seamless Tank
Coach Peeptoe Wedge
Enzo Angiolini Peeptoe Pump
Kate Spade Dishes
Michael Kors Ruth Sunglasses
Calvin Klein Bra
Enzo Angiolini Boots

Did y'all purchase anything from the sale?