Hot Holiday Look – 40s Silver Screen Siren Beauty Tutorial

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It’s no secret that I looooove makeup! So when I was approached by Conde Nast to see if I’d like to try out a whole bunch of Mary Kay Makeup in exchange for re-creating a hot holiday look with my own twist, well let’s just say I was dancing around the Christmas tree full of joy and glee! (no, I’m not exaggerating, just ask my Mom-in-Law!!) I’ve used and loved Mary Kay over the years, and I remember my mom always using their foundation the entire time I was growing up.

The look I was selected to recreate was the Silver Screen Siren–the classic beauties from the 40s era! I was sooo excited because this is one of my favorite eras, so I was tickled to get to re-create it! I knew it would be the perfect look for going to the Nutcracker with Amber and Diane. There is an awesome production of it here in Tyler with accompaniment of a live Orchestra & the main dancers are flown in from the New York Ballet Company. Although I went to The Nutcracker nearly every year growing up (and was in it once!) this year was the very first time either of them had been, so we all got “dressed to the nines” to celebrate!

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How to Colorblock Your Nails Tutorial for Busy Moms!

In case you don’t follow the fashion/beauty scene at all let me be the first to let you know that color blocking is very “in” right now–it’s actually been “in” for awhile and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon! Lately I’ve covered all sorts of great ways to update your look for spring, but didn’t focus too much on nail polish or nails.
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This is because while I Heart Nail Art I have also always felt that it more belonged on teenagers–you know–the ones who don’t have 3 jobs to work, 2 kids to look after, and a home to run? Yeah–I’m talking to you 15 year old former Nicole–I remember those days! In fact many of my pinned nail art posts say something along the lines of “if I only had the time….” Continue reading “How to Colorblock Your Nails Tutorial for Busy Moms!”