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DAZZLE IN GOLD THIS NEW YEARS EVE

Have you found that stunning and striking outfit to ring in 2016? As much as I love the classic black dress with a red lip, I decided to switch it up this year with a cream and gold sequin dress. Still gorgeous AND sporting some sparkle – an absolute must for New Years Eve!

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I love the softness of the cream chiffon skirt paired with glamorous gold sequins. Not only is it an elegant color combination, the fitted top creates a super flattering look!

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Strappy nude sandals are the perfect complement to the neutral-toned dress. Not too flamboyant – just a timeless and classic look.

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For the most kissable lips, I used Jane Iredales Tangerine Lip Gloss, a shiny yet subtle lip color. This is a definite must-apply right before the ball drops!

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And before heading out for the night, add a light layer of Enza Essentials Liquid Gold to your face prior to applying concealer and powder. You deserve to treat yourself to a little bit of luxury this special night.

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Bring on 2016!  Have a sparkly and festive New Years!

xo Krista

MAKE YOUR PARTY EXIT AS GRAND AS YOUR ENTRANCE

The season for socializing is upon us as our calendars fill with holiday parties and work happy hours. It’s the time for red dresses, glossy lips, smoky eyes and sparkling sequins. We all want to look our best and we usually do when we walk out the door. But, what about after we hit the dance floor, visit the snack bar and sip a glass of champagne? Has your makeup disappeared as fast as Houdini? Follow these 4 makeup tips to look fresh and fabulous all night long!

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Gently exfoliate your skin before applying makeup. Most products adhere best to a smooth, clean surface. But, be sure not to over exfoliate!

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Don’t forget to prime! It really is the holy grail of long-lasting makeup. Many primers act as pore refiners, color correctors, and oil blockers. Before I go out, I always use Jane Iredale’s Smooth Affair Facial Primer so I can confidently dance the night away. Perfect coverage? Check!

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There’s nothing more frustrating than leaving the house with a perfect pout and needing to reapply it an hour later. Problem solved by applying a thin layer of foundation to your lips before your lipstick! My all-time favorite is my Jane Iredale Raspberry Lip Gloss. Want to go a step further? Learn how to stain proof your lipstick!

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When curling your eyelashes, heat your lash curler with a blow dryer for about five seconds before curling. Your eyelashes will practically mold to the curler. You’ll be thankful you did this when you lock eyes with that adorable guy smiling at you across the room. Flutter away ladies!

What are some of your long-lasting make up tricks?

xo Krista

 

SPARKLE AND SHINE

2015 is just hours away and tonight everyone will be toasting in the New Year. Whether you’ll be going out or staying in, NYE is the perfect opportunity to show off some sparkle! Here’s what I’ll be wearing to welcome the New Year:

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Although I love a sequin body-con dress as much as the next girl, it’s only going to be about 5 degrees out tonight so I opted for something a little warmer while still fun and flashy.

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This silver and black sparkly top is a little on the thicker side, so it’ll be perfect for the polar temperatures. I purchased this top at Kohl’s about a year ago, but you can find a similar one here at kohls.com for $40.00!

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These jeggings are the most comfortable things EVER! I love that they look like pants but have the feel of leggings. These Knit Jeggings are from American Eagle Outfitters for only $39.95.

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Nothing spices up a New Year’s Eve outfit like a pair of pumps. I’ll be wearing these super comfy black Candie’s High Heels to ring in 2015!

Have a safe and fabulous New Year’s! -xo Kayla