Happy New Year everyone! I’m pretty excited about this year and am definitely anticipating a lot of joy, family, travel adventures, and fun. Welcome to my first blog post of the year! I received this brush set from My Makeup Brush Set and thought it would be fun to do a date night look to test them out. These brushes are really soft! There’s a mixture of synthetic and natural hair bristles, and every brush you need to do any kind of makeup look. As a makeup artist it’s always nice having multiple brushes on hand. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the majority of the brushes! I did have a couple of the eyeshadow brushes shed a couple bristles, but they applied the shadow evenly and I was able to buff in the pigment nicely. If you’re in need of some new brushes and are on a budget, I recommend giving them a try. This 32 piece brush set with the case is just under $30 which is a pretty great deal! There’s a huge variety of shadow brushes, smudge brushes and powder brushes, and it includes a brow comb, lip brushes, and two fan brushes. For this look I used the IT CC Cream for my foundation, a Too Faced bronzer, the Becca Champagne Pop highlighter, the Tarteist Lip Paint in Birthday Suit, a Dior eyeshadow palette called Embrace, the black Stila Liquid Eyeliner, and the Dior It Lash mascara. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a full face of makeup! I’ve been really into more natural and quick makeup looks, but it was fun to dig into all my products. If you all enjoy makeup posts, let me know and I’ll do some more of them this year! Much love to all reading this and thanks for the support. Be blessed this year! -Love, Kari
Fall + Jumpsuits + Urban Outfitters Sale = YES! I found this cute jumpsuit online at Urban Outfitters and had to have it. Besides my love of jumpsuits, the color, the fabric and style of it was on point. I styled this olive green jumper with my tan faux leather jacket from Forever 21, my go-to black booties from Not Rated (use code Kari Jane for a special discount), and my old black Fiddler Cap. All of the accessories I’m wearing were handcrafted. This beautiful hand chain was sent to me from Midori Linea by Sakura. She makes beautiful chic jewelry pieces and donates a portion of her proceeds to families affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. You can check out here collection of handmade earrings, bracelets, and necklaces here: www.midorilinea.com. My ribbon choker was made by my sweet heart and given to me when we were first married. I love that I still have it and wear it to this day 🙂 I was feeling crafty the other day and went through my box of miscellaneous craft materials and decided to make myself some leather ties for my hair. I cut a strip of leather into two small pieces and punched three wholes on each side and tied them together with some of my thread from the bracelets I make. I love how they turned out! I might even add some feathers and beads to them eventually. My rusty nail polish was a custom color I made at home mixing some brown, orange, yellow, and red nail polish together. I’ve really been into making my own shades lately, partly because I have such a hard time finding the shade I have in mind, and also cause it’s super fun! Fall tones are forever my favorite. Who else is getting excited for Christmas! We’re getting ready to go on our annual family trip to Disneyland. Can’t wait! Hope everyone has a beautiful Thanksgiving surrounded by all your favorite people.