Dusty Rose Valentine’s Makeup

I wasn’t originally going to publish a Valentine’s Day makeup look because I didn’t want to shop for new stuff, but I’ve started this new thing where I try to “shop” my own collection of makeup! I ended up finding some palettes I haven’t used in a while and created this look that was just too pretty not to share! If you’re thinking of creating a last-minute romantic makeup look for today I suggest you go back through your old makeup and see what you can find! You really only need a few shades of blush/pink/peach eye shadows, a dusty/rosy pink lipstick and a liquid illuminator. If you’re really desperate, head to the drugstore! I’ll be linking drugstore “dupes” for all the products I used too!

Dusty Rose Valentine's Day Makeup

Romantic Dusty Rose Makeup for Valentine's Day

For the lips I layered three newly released Maybelline products: 125 Magnetic Mauve Color Sensation Shaping Lip Liner, 565 Almond Rose Matte Lipstick & 02 Grey Envy Vivid Matte Liquid Color Sensational Gloss. Y’all may remember me raving over the vivid matte liquid product before HERE and I’m in love with this new one as much as I was with the original shades!For the eyes I started with a light pink shimmer shadow all over the lid and worked a smokey rose shade into the crease, then blended a deep golden brown into the outer corners and finished with a glitter bronze gold in the center of the lid. For liner I used a small tapered brush and smoked out a line along the upper lashes with a charcoal gray to keep everything soft and romantic.To get the “glowy” skin look I mixed a small amount of liquid illuminator with my foundation and blended with a sponge applicator. I finished with a rich peachy powder blush and a swipe of powder highlighter to really make my skin look healthy and bright! Do your brows and contouring the way you normally would.

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Similar “dupes” below:


Blush Blouses (Under $35!)

This weekend I had a tiny bit of time to myself and decided to pop into the Galleria in Nashville for some “retail therapy!” I ended up scoring some pieces from newly released Spring lines and one of my favorite pieces was this bow tie blouse from Forever21 for only $18! I had to share! What better way to wear a pretty blush blouse than styled in a Valentine’s themed vignette? I hope you love it and get a little style inspiration of your own! Shop the whole look at the end of the post.💋

Romantic Blush Blouses under $25! Romantic Blush Blouses under $25!

Romantic Blush Blouses under $25!

Romantic Blush Blouses under $25! Romantic Blush Blouses under $25!

Romantic Blush Blouses under $25!

Romantic Blush Blouses under $25! Romantic Blush Blouses under $25! Romantic Blush Blouses under $25! Romantic Blush Blouses under $25!

Romantic Blush Blouses under $25!

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Room To Wear // A Decorated Space Imagined into an Outfit

When I encounter a truly beautiful space my mind immediate jumps to imagining each element as a piece in a carefully curated outfit. I like to imagine a space translated to clothing because fashion is one of the primary ways I express creativity, and dissecting each element of a space almost gives me insight into the intended impact that space was meant to have on the inhabitant.

dezeen magazine Munich

{A beautiful coffee shop featured in Dezeen magazine, Munich, Germany}

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As of Late {On Instagram}…

As of Late {On Instagram} @southern.in.the.city | www.rkcsouthern.com

Instead of doing weekly Instagram round-ups this month I decided to do an end-of-the-month round-up and talk about my July faves at the same time!

{This post contains affiliate links to items I’ve purchased — this means if you like the product as much as I did, and buy it, I may get a thank you commission from the company — which is nice for them because I’ll most likely turn around and spend that $ on their site!}

{Above} Prosecco Mimosas with my best friend while we binge-watched through the Netflix show, “Stranger Things!” Have you seen that show yet? If so, what did you think?

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Blush, Black & Gold NYE Party

I love creating mock tableaus for inspiration when I’m planning a party. Even if I end up changing my outfit or party table layout, making a ‘practice’ run always gets my creative juices flowing! Today I’m sharing with you a little NYE party decor and outfit inspiration I shot last weekend at my house. Scroll to the end of the post for details on where I found all the pieces for the entire look. I hope you enjoy!

Scream Queens inspired NYE table and outfit

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