Pretty in Pink, Plum and Bronze, and Sea Otters!

Pretty in Pink, Plum and Bronze, and Sea Otters!
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Pretty in Pink, Plum and Bronze, and Sea Otters!

jane iredale naturally glam origins va va violetA little bit of color!

“You can do it. Yeah, champ, keep moving that blending brush. You got this… YOU CAN WEAR COLOR! COME ONNNNNNN!”

Yes, these days, my internal makeup dialogue sounds like a boxing trainer talking sh*t from the sidelines.

(Not that I’ve ever boxed a day in my life… The closest I’ve ever come to a ring is watching Million Dollar Baby. Like Tabs was (RIP, buddy), I’m a lover, not a fighter.)

Put this in your “note to self” file next time you get tired of wearing brows and beiges and the usual neutral fare: pink, plum and bronze. It’s so good, and depending on the intensity of your shades, can be surprisingly colorful but still wearable, too.

jane iredale naturally glam origins va va violetLoving this combo of plum, pink and bronze

jane iredale naturally glam origins va va violet

I’m wearing the same Jane Iredale Naturally Glam Palette from the other day; I blended the dark bronze and the pink shades atop a plum eyeshadow base (MAC Prunella liner, which I buffed out all over my lids).

You guys, don’t sleep on this palette. It’s not flashy by any means, but the more I use it, the more I fall in love with it, especially the glowing finish. It’s SO forgiving, and much appreciated by my experience lines.

The pink in this look also comes through on the cheeks via a peachy pink gel blush by Chantecaille (pricy but natural looking) and a pinkish violet lip from an Origins Lipstick called Va Va Violet.

origins va va violetOrigins Va Va Violet

This lippie is not playin’ because the payoff is crazy intense — like MAC level intense! Here I’m wearing it lightly dabbed on my lips for a stained effect, but it still looks pretty pigmented. I love how this lipstick’s pinkish violet tones complement the subtle pink and purple on my lids.

Note to self: REMEMBER THIS COMBO! It’s a good one!

Makeup Worn in this look

  • BASE: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation Skincare in Tan Warm 41 and Tan Warm 42.5 mixed together and applied to cheeks, nose and around mouth; Kevyn Aucoin Super Natural Concealer in Medium EC 06 dabbed onto select areas on cheeks and around mouth; Honest Beauty Bright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream under eyes
  • EYES: MAC Prunella Eye Pencil (worn as an eyeshadow base and a liner), Jane Iredale Naturally Glam Eyeshadow Palette (dark brown in outer half and pink on inner half), MAC Cork eyeshadow (crease), Lancome Lash Idole, Chanel Boy Brow Pencil in Deep Brown
  • CHEEKS: Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer and Happy Gel Blush
  • LIPS: Origins Va Va Violet Lipstick

Hanging with my lady love

jane iredale naturally glam bronze purple lips coycoyJust chillin’ with my sidekick!

Connor is home this week for spring break, so we’ve been hanging out a lot! Our new favorite thing to do in the morning is watch the live Otter Cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium while we eat breakfast. I don’t know why, but drinking coffee and watching otters play and swim is the best thing ever.

We’re headed to DSW in a few because this child just keeps growing! I swear I just got her a pair of Nikes, and now they barely fit.

I’m also in the pursuit of a pair of low-heeled platform sandals, ideally in a tan shade.

I’ve decided it’s time to officially retire my collection of heels, which is a little bittersweet because I used to love them so much. I tried wearing a pair of Franco Sarto wedges the other day (they used to be my “comfortable heels”), and I realized — OH, HELL NO! — there’s just no way. LOL! First of all, I can’t chase after a child in them, and second, they’re super hard to drive in. Also, I can’t bend down! I’m done, dude. No more.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  • Kim says

    April 8th, 2021 at 7:36 am

    HAHA! I think you’ll be happier in comfier shoes. Heels have always killed my feet, and it didn’t take much height to have me on the verge of snapping my ankle with every step. 🙂 I remember watching Carrie run in those sky-high heels in SATC and thinking it was like a superpower.

    And I hear you on the growing feet. One of the boys was like a hobbit and wore a men’s size 11 when he was 13 years old. He’s maxed out at size 13, so now we replace them because they’re worn. 🙂 And don’t get me started on hockey skates!

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    • Karen says

      April 8th, 2021 at 10:15 am

      Oh my gosh, it likes she needs a new size every month! SHE JUST KEEPS GROWING, LOL!

      I bought her a size 12 in toddler Nikes yesterday, because the pink ones I got at the start of the year are way too small.

      Should I even ask how many pairs of hockey skates you guys had to buy?!

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      • Kim says

        April 12th, 2021 at 6:52 am

        It really does seem like that! It was many years before the boys’ sneakers actually wore out before they outgrew them (and they were TOUGH on their sneakers). You don’t want to know about the hockey skates. Skates and sticks are hella expensive and both need repairing/replacing more often than anyone would like. HAHA! The upside of the skates is that, for a a year or so, I could wear their hand-me-downs and give them to my friends/their kids who just skated for fun. Also, the boys’ feet are so big that we always seemed to have an old pair that could fit one of their friends in a jam, like “oh, it’s the middle of our game and my skate blade snapped off, do you have a size 8.5 at home” (why, yes we do, and we live very close to the rink). 🙂

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  • Anne says

    April 9th, 2021 at 7:33 am

    My heels have been retired long ago and been replaced with a few kitten heels and a lot of flats.

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  • Gina says

    April 9th, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Hello. I stumbled on your page when googling some Mac lipglosses …. then I saw that your daughter loves Otters!!! So do I!!!

    I’m a Kindergarten teacher from Toronto, Canada. I wanted to share with you something that your little Connor will love!

    On YouTube, search “Kotsumet” … you will find Kotaro and Hana. (They are also on Instagram under otter_kotaro_hana). They are small-clawed river Otters from Japan. THEY ARE ADORABLE. Been following them for years now. They play with toys and skateboard, and do all kinds of amazing things!!! Hope Connor enjoys!

    Gina

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