Why I love Designer Bags

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Hey guys! Hope you all had a weekend! It was the first weekend in over a month we were home all weekend and let me just say it felt amazing! I finally got the house clean, and the laundry done, I don’t think I put on make up all weekend and we got to catch up with friends we hadn’t seen in forever. It was just so nice to be home!

When it comes to investment pieces, handbags are always at the top of my list of things I save up for. They do so much to elevate any outfit and make budget looks seem higher end. I just got this Celine last week and I am obsessed. I don’t get all my bags brand new, Trendlee is one of my go to spots for discounted high-end designer handbags. They have so many pretty pieces but I am always such a sucker for Celine. This Hermes is next on my list. How pretty is it?! 

XX,
Christine

*Photos by Emmy Lowe. In collaboration with Trendlee.

Day to Night Make Up

Nothing is more frustrating then having your makeup wear off midday, especially when you have a full night ahead. Sure we might go more dramatic at night, but that doesn’t mean we have time to start over from scratch. The key to taking your beauty look from day to night is all in the foundation so I wanted to share a day-to-day makeup look and how I transform it to night using Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish 25 HR Foundation as the base.

DAY: I love fresh face for day, so a great moisturizer, primer, and foundation are my main tools in the morning.

  1. Start with a clean, bare face.
  2. Add primer for a smooth base and long-lasting wear to get you through both day and night. I used this one.applying foundation hello fashion
  3. Apply foundation. I love this one because it has built-in sunscreen too .You are building everything on foundation, so you’ll want something that stays put. Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish 25 HR Foundation is as long-lasting as the name suggests. It has a natural matte finish which is great for a lightweight and natural look and is also a perfect base for building a more dramatic look at night. (For this tutorial I used shade 300.)

NIGHT: What I love about this foundation is that I don’t have to reapply or touch it up before going out for the night. It is long-lasting and full coverage so transitioning to night with a more dramatic look is quick and easy. Contouring is one of my favorite techniques to amp it up before a night out. Follow these tips to transition your look from day to night.
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1. Highlighter: Use a lighter shade of your foundation or concealer for natural looking highlighter (I used Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish 25HR Foundation shade 100.)  Apply to the bridge of your nose, above your cheekbones, under your eyes, and your forehead to emphasize where light would be reflected naturally. I also have dark lines around my mouth I apply highlight as well.how to contour

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2. Contour: A liquid contouring product is great for precision. If you are still on the hunt for the right contouring shade, 2 shades darker than your foundation is generally a safe place to start. Before you apply and start blending, map out your contouring beforehand. Focus on your hairline, the hollows of your cheeks, along the bridge of your nose, and along your chin and jawline.

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3. Be prepared to blend. The right tools are everything when it comes to contouring. I swear by the beauty blender for applying all my liquid makeup. Tip: dampen the sponge so it holds a little bit of moisture. It will apply more smoothly plus it doesn’t absorb your makeup when you apply it.evening make up hello fashion

4. Don’t forget to add a bold lip in your favorite share and a little shadow to finish the transition from a fresh face to a glam look for the night.

Voila! An easy way to take your day makeup to night with a long-lasting foundation.

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Whether I’m traveling or have a busy day at work I love how the 25 hour foundation lasts all day from day to night.

XX,
Christine

* Photos by Jessa Kae. In collaboration with Rimmel London.

Fall Trends

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DETAILS: BURGUNDY SHIRT DRESS || GREY DISTRESSED DENIM (OBSESSED WITH THESE!) || BURGUNDY HEELS || GREY CROSSBODY BAG || SILVER WATCH

It was so great to meet you guys at the Neiman Marcus Fall Trend event this weekend! I mentioned it on my Snapchat already, but truly one of my favorite perks of blogging is meeting you guys so thanks so much for coming out! Can’t wait for my next visit to another city to see more of you!

Fall is almost here and I couldn’t be more excited to pack away my shorts and layer on those sweaters. I wanted to share some of my favorite trends coming up this season for fall:

1.) Seeing Red: One of the big colors for fall is shades of red. Whether it’s wine, oxblood, burgundy, marsala, I am all over it from head to toe. I love the shade of this dress so much I’m making it do double duty this season and wearing it as a top too. 😛 Can’t wait to wear this color from head (love this hat) to toe (great fringe detail on this heel) this upcoming season. Also love this bag!

2.) Saddle Up: The cross-body saddle bag is the ‘it’ bag this fall and I’m not complaining. I love the structured look of it and got it in grey so I can wear it with anything (everything).

3.) White Out: Another trend I’m really excited about is monochromatic white. I love wearing white on white during the summer so I’m really excited it’s been incorporated into fall. This is the jacket I posted on my snapchat you all asked about. I am OBSESSED! I just ordered it. And how amazing is this coat? White jackets just kill me. They are so beautiful!

What are some of your favorite styles that are going strong this fall?

XX,

Christine

*Photos by Emmy Lowe. In collaboration with Neiman Marcus.