Prom Makeup

Prom Makeup

Another one of my cousins asked for some help. Her daughter went to junior prom at the end of May. So exciting… my little cousin, I helped babysit back in the day, is all grown up! I could cry 😥

Ok back on track here, I was asked to do her makeup for the big day. We first did a trial day to see if she liked what I could come up with.

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This is one of the looks she was going for.
BEFORE

Can you tell she loves getting her picture taken?!?

AFTER
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This is before faux lashes are put in to give the full affect. She unfortunately wasn’t a fan  and thought it was too much makeup. But she’s not a makeup kind of girl anyways, and I told her its prom your supposed to get super dolled up. I toned it down on the smoky look and went more neutral lid color with bronze/brown color on the crease.

Here are the pics from the day of. Sorry for some of the poor photo quality.

Before lashes
With lashes

 

Isn’t she gorgeous!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the items I used were her mom’s so I cant remember the brands and color names. The bronzer that I used for the lid crease was mine, from Arbonne, and I’m absolutely obsessed with it.

I used a black powder eye shadow and a gold crayon stick shadow (not sure I’m a fan of these) during the trial run. Maybe I’m not using it correctly or if your supposed to set it with something so it doesn’t clump up.

What do you think of these looks? Anyone have any tips for me for next time??

Hope I get to help with Senior prom next year! I had so much fun with them, so glad I got to be apart of this time in her life.

XOXO ~ Mia

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Office/Desk area update

Office/Desk area update

Quite a few months back my cousin had asked for my help on ideas to update her mini office/ desk area. The both of us scouring Pinterest for inspiration & ideas, she figured she wanted to keep it simple and clean black & white theme with just hints of color; more so gold metallics.

Once some planning was ironed out, I was able to get over to her place to help make it happen. With just some black vinyl & items from Target we went from…….

This……. (sorry for the dark photo)


to  AWESOMENESS!….

We just took off the cabinet doors, both top and bottom ones. Moved things around a bit and added some folders, bins, cork board frame & some cute quotes. We added vinyl to the back wall of the monitor just to add some black & white accents that she was going for. She had a cute white with black polka dot cup for her writing supplies. I made her an additional jar, for scissors, rulers etc, painted it white and dipped it in gold glitter.

These adorable little pins & clips were on clearance at Target so I couldn’t help myself.

Added these to her cork board for a little more pop and organization. Aren’t those owls too cute?!?!

Now her office space has some new life brought back to it. What do you think? Anyone recently do a mini revamp around the house? I’d love to hear stories and see pics!

Hope your still enjoying your space prima!!

XOXO ~Mia

Life & Blog Update

Life & Blog Update

Hello World!!! Happy 4th of July!!! I’m back with lots of exciting news, updates and upcoming posts!

It’s been a very eventful and crazy few seven months (but who’s counting….haha), but I wanted to let my friends in the blog world know that I haven’t completely fallen off the face of the earth. There have been so many changes in mine and my hubby’s life, that its been so hard to get back into the swing of things blogging and working on my etsy shop.

The main major life changer is that we are FINALLY having our first born child!!!!!And I say finally because (as only a few of our closest friends and families know) my husband and I had a rough year last year with what they call a silent miscarriage. It is now getting easier to talk about it, especially now knowing that this little one is well on its way out of the womb. It did take us quite a while to cope and then get in sync with each other as each of our schedules kept us busy and tired. I even took at home ovulation tests to try and get to know when the “right time” would be. I believe the stress of testing daily and getting upset when our busy schedules wouldn’t coincide, made things more difficult. I wont continue to delve too much into this as I don’t want to get too emotional on you all, and would like to keep this post as happy and uplifting as possible. But I do have to say that it was good to learn that I’m not alone (though it took a bit of accepting) and there were many other moms out there feeling the same way. Though it seemed as if it was a private club to be in and that most people don’t talk about these things until they know someone else has gone through something similar. On that note, I’d love to here from you lovely readers if you’d like to share/discuss each others stories, you can email me at mgoulart14@comcast.net and I hope to be of some comfort to you and maybe even vise versa.

So back to the HAPPY news, needless to say this has been a long time coming (or so it feels like) and we couldn’t be more THRILLED!!

The first 3 months I was pretty much in hiding from most of the world; we didn’t tell anyone as we both were too afraid of another miscarriage and jinxing things. The next month we slowly started telling immediate family and very few closest friends. And just last month we spilled the beans to everyone else little by little. I still worry every time this kid doesn’t move that something might be wrong and I probably will until birth, but trying to keep positive.

The hubby and I were not on the same page on finding out the gender. I love surprises and wanted to wait till birth. He hates surprises and wanted to mentally prepare himself (but i think it was more to feel a connection to the baby, with what we’d been through). So with all this new fad of gender reveal parties, I jumped on the band wagon and thought it would be a decent compromise. I also figured it would be a nice gift to one another if we found out on the weekend of our wedding anniversary, so he still had to wait a bit to find out and I’d still get my surprise. He absolutely loved the idea 🙂

We had a small gathering in our backyard, of his immediate family and my 2 best friends (practically sisters) with their men and kids. My family lives in Florida and would only be able to make it up for the birth, so we Skyped them in. The technician sealed the ultrasound in an envelope and I handed it to my girls to plan the party. So my poor hubby waited a whole month and a half longer to hear the news.

Here are some pictures!

It was a great surprise! 🙂 HUGE THANK YOU’S to my sisters again! Love Ya!

Now on to other exciting news…..

I’m working on building up my webpage and have gotten my own domain. Pretty soon I’ll be officially a .com site. Woohoo!!

I’ll also have some upcoming posts of a few projects I’ve done the past couple months.

And lastly, some updates and new items to come to my etsy shop!! Can’t wait to get back to posting and sharing updates with you all! 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of your Independence Day lovelies!

~Mia