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Hi everyone!  How are you doing? Are you excited for the holiday tomorrow? I know I am. What makes it even more exciting is John and I are taking off Thursday and Friday and going to Disney World. We reversed the normal week, two days of work and five days of play. Woot! ^_^

I have a lot coming up in the next few months with my site so I wanted to let you all know what will be going on!

  • The site will be getting a makeover soon and have a complete new look. I can’t wait!
  • Photo quality will improve, I promise! John and I are working on a few things that will help with the quality of my photos as well as lighting.
  • Product reviews and giveaways! YAY! Who doesn’t love a giveaway?
  • Step-by-step tutorials on how to create specific looks! If you have a certain look you’d like to see, comment below and holla at me.
  • Video…maybe…no…yes…we’ll see… 😉
  • Facebook page! Please come and like my new Facebook page! It’s under construction, but it will be all fancy and cute before you know it.
  • Speaking of Facebook, are you following me on Twitter? No? Don’t be a big jerk and do it now, no one wants to be a big jerk.

So yeah…!!! Those are some highlights of whats to come!

Speaking of highlights, I got my hair done last weekend. My very talented friend Christine did a subtle ombré on my hair and it looks great!

Ombré on dark hair for summer! Are you lovin’ my painting of my cat?

I hope you all have a fabulous 4th if we don’t talk, and for my international readers, I hope your 4th is sweet as well, even if you don’t have a holiday! :*

Danielle

Zooey Deschanel/Retro Inspired Look & Braided Bun

Hi everyone! This weekend I was in Orlando visiting family and got a chance to do this really cute look on my friend Jen. She has brown hair and blue eyes like the oh so adorable  Zooey Deschanel, so we thought it would be fun to do a look based off of her style.

For the most part, Zooey wears a lot of neutrals and browns on her eyes and usually a light peachy pink blush. She’ll sometimes have a pop of color with her lips, but her looks are usually pretty tame and more on the natural side. I love it because it allows her pretty blue eyes to be the focus.

For Jen, we went with that and used light beige and nude colors along with medium browns on her eyes, a pink blush, and a some pink lip gloss.

Product Spotlight:

MAC eye shadow in Rice Paper, Blanc Type, Wedge, Espresso, Soft Brown

MAC Fludline in Blacktrack

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

MAC Blush in Pink Swoon

Ardell false lashes

MAC Lipglass in Malibu Barbie

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Easy Braided Bun:

To create this simple braided bun, gather your hair and secure in a high ponytail on the top of your head. Seperate your hair into either two or three sections depending on how thick your hair is, for Jen we did three braids. Secure your braids with clear elastics. Take one braid at a time and start to wrap around to create a bun. Secure each braid down with bobby pins. Don’t worry if your bun looks a little messy, it’s a casual look! Feel free to add a bow or headband to complete the look. Jen had this adorable green polka dot wrap we used which worked perfectly with the retro look.

I hope you all enjoy this look. I am planning to start doing more step-by-step/how to looks soon! If you have any suggestions let me know.

xo