Golden Glamorous Eyeshadow Using Only Drugstore Products


I'm sharing my go-to, golden, and glamorous eyeshadow look. Added bonus: It's all drugstore products! Check out the product list and video tutorial below.

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase after clicking on one of the product links, I’ll receive compensation. Let's be honest, mama needs a new pair of shoes :)

FACE (not in video): Rimmel Lasting Finish PrimerCovergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in TransparentNYX HD Blush in Taupe (for contour) Wet 'n' Wild Blush in Heather SilkUlta Illuminating Powder in Pink Diamond

EYES: NYX Micro Brow Pencil Covergirl TruNaked Goldens Palette Wet 'n' Wild MegaLiner in Black NYX Eye Kohl Ardell Demi Wispies eyelashesL'Oréal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Blackest BlackDuo Lash Glue

LIPS: NYX Lip Liner in Natural Revlon Lipstick in Pink in the AfternoonL'Oreal Lipstick in Fairest Nude


When I Grow Up


As a young child, we were all asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?" My answers ranged from a veterinarian to a fashion designer. Finally, a week before my 22nd birthHighday, I know my answer to this question. This was not easy; it took research, job shadowing, and volunteering to get to my answer.




Before starting college, I wanted to be a hair stylist and make-up artist. Luckily for me, my high school offered the opportunity to dual-enroll with a local cosmetology school during to a few students their senior year (3 classes and 40-50 hours a week at cosmetology school). I was selected to be a part of the program, and graduated from cosmetology school early (three weeks before I finished high school). After graduating I was supposed to go take my licensing test, and I would be able to work at a salon. However, I had a feeling inside of me that there was something else out there for me. So, instead of spending the money on getting my license, I went to a local community college.

While working on a philanthropy project for one of my classes at the community college, I had push in the right direction. For part of this project, we were to complete 15 hours of volunteer hours. So, I helped design signs for the youth director at a local church for their holiday events. She loved what I designed, and told me I should use my talents by going into marketing. This was the first time I had heard of marketing, but if it was as fun as designing posters I had to check it out.

So, I started a little research, which turned into hours and hours of research. The more I learned about marketing, the more I loved it. The different layers of marketing were so interesting, too - public relations, advertising, communications, personal selling, research and much more. It sounded perfect.

I'm seven weeks away from graduating, and I can proudly say that when I grow up I want to be a marketing manager in the beauty industry. Now, the real fun begins; time to find a job that will get me there. Wish me luck!

First blog post....ever

So, this is the very first blog post I have ever done. I figured I would write a short introduction about myself, so you can know what's going on at this point in my life. I am a full-time student at Central Michigan University, working part-time at Dow Corning Corp., and planning a wedding for June of 2013.

Jason, my fiancé, and I have known each other for over 3 years now (time sure can fly sometimes), and, although times get tough, I love him to pieces. When we moved in together we got a puppy from a local animal control center, and we named him Buddy (I nicknamed him "Booger").

Now that I am a senior in college and engaged, I have decided to take on more 'housewifey' duties... when I'm home. Jason has been teaching me how to cook things without a microwave, and I have been trying to make/do things to beautify our home. So far, so good :)

Another large project of mine is getting everything ready for our wedding in 1 year and 2 days. The theme we (I) chose for the nuptials is a 1930's old Hollywood glam with peacock colors and pearl accents. All we've done for the wedding so far is meet with the priest, book the church and the hall, and bought my gown. So, I'm hoping to display some of the DIY projects for the wedding and our home on this blog.

So... I think that's enough for now. Watch out! There's more to come.