Fix Me Up Friday: The Perfect Smokey Eye

Happy Friday gorgeous! I hope you are having a great day so far and you’re as excited for the weekend as I am! With graduation quickly approaching, everyday is more of a struggle that the last one… Talk about senioritis/no motivation! Woah!

But anyway… enough about me! So, this Friday’s Fix Me Up Friday (FMUF) is all about perfecting the smokey eye look.  I am a huge advocate for the smoky eye, but I also am a firm believer that you need to know how to do it in the right way or it’s a disaster! Since I am not the best at doing my make-up (or anyone else’s for that matter…), I am always afraid to try and rock this look because I am nervous that it will look awful! However, I recently came across an awesome little tutorial on Pinterest (follow me on Pinterest here!) for smokey eyes, so I figured I would share it with you all in addition to try it myself! So, here the amazing step-by-step guide on how to perfect the smokey eye!

Fix Me Up Friday - Step-By-Step Smoky Eye Guide


Is that not great or what?! However, the next issue I realized I had was figuring out what brand/colors of eye shadow to use. But then I realized I already had something I could try… For my 21st birthday my family and I went to Las Vegas.  While I was there I obviously wanted to look my best and try something new with my eyes for my actual birthday, so naturally I wanted to do a smokey eye.  My sister is amazing at doing both her make-up and other peoples and has a great combination of colors from MAC that she uses for her own smokey eye look.  The only problem was that she left them at home… So, there was a Victoria’s Secret in our hotel and while we were in there just doing some random shopping, I came across a smokey eye shadow palette! Perfect! So, having only used that once (when my sister did it for me…) I figured I can give that a try and make sure I am able to do the smokey eye on myself before I get any new make-up! Plus, I was surprised to find that their eye shadow was really nice (I don’t know why, because I have always heard good things about the VS make-up line).

Victoria's Secret Eyeshadow Quad - Smokey Eye

This is the one I have! Get yours here!

I will be sure to let you know how this adventure works out, and I am determined to keep trying until I get it down… While that may take awhile, I’ll certainly let you know how my first attempt goes this weekend!

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and a great weekend! Try something new and fresh with your make-up this weekend like I am… You never know, you could really like it! Do you have a favorite look with your eye make-up? Do you love the smokey eye or do you struggle like I do? Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions on coming posts or tips on how to improve my beautifying skills!


OOTD: Trendy Tuesday


Good Morning!! It’s Tuesday, So The Worst Is Already Over…

Yay!!! So, for today’s Trendy Tuesday we have the perfect outfit for weather like today.  Here on the East coast, it has been cold for the past week or so, and then this week has been (and is supposed to continue to be…) absolutely beautiful! With highs in the high 70’s and low 80’s this super cute ensemble with a peplum tank and some skinnies is the perfect outfit to wear! Pair it with heels or flats, which ever you are most comfortable (and feel your best) in, and you are sure to look fantastic on this beautiful day!!
Trendy Tuesday - Outfit Of The Day, OOTD


Top: Betty Lace Overlay Top in Nude –, $47

Jeans: Jack Wills Fernham Skinny Jeans-Reg –, $80 


Heels: Versace Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Pumps in Black and Gold –, $1,125

Flats:  Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flats –, $225

Bag:  MICHAEL by Michael Kors Cynthia Saffiano Large Leather Satchel –, $358

Necklace: Geo Black Stone Necklace –, $18

Bracelet: Tory Burch Walter  Thin Bracelet –, $125

Earrings: Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings –, $38

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and that your week started well yesterday and continues in that way!

XOXO, Kristen

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