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Hello Beauties,

Happy Friday!¬† So glad, it’s the weekend. ūüôā ¬†Anyway, I did a makeup look awhile back that I think would work great as a makeup look for Valentine’s Day. ¬†Feel free to recreate this fun and sparkly look.

Recreate this look:

Eyes:¬†First off, I started with a neutral brown color in e.l.f’s¬†brightening quad eyeshadow ($1), all over the lid. ¬†Second, I used Profusion’s Absolute Eyes Palette¬†and used the dusty rose color at the corner of my eyes with e.l.f’s¬†contouring brush. Next, I used NYX‘s Primal eyeshadow in Hot Pink for $5 (a steal!) ¬†Again, I used a contouring brush and swept the hot pink shadow above my crease, I also took this color and lined my lower lashes¬†with a damp angled brush. Make sure to blend the hot pink in the crease with an eyeshadow brush, to blend out the color. ¬†Finally, I used a gel liner and winged out my eyeliner! *Tip: I like to use an angled brush to apply gel eyeliner. ¬†Oh and don’t forget to curl your lashes and use your favorite mascara.

Face: First, I primed my face with NYC‘s Perfecting Primer¬†(I like that it has a shimmer to it). ¬†I found it at Walmart for just under $4.

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I’m not a fan of heavy foundation so I opted for a BB Cream. ¬†I used Covergirl’s Tinted Moisturizer in fair to light. I also sometimes wear concealer, go ahead choose your favorite one. ¬†I personally like e.l.f.’s¬†Cover Everything concealer. ¬†Don’t forget to powder your face with a big fluffy brush, I used e.l.f.’s ¬†flawless face powder in Ivory. ¬†Next, I used a pink blush, I chose what I had which is Mary Kay’s duo cheek color in Juicy Guava. ¬†*Tip: I like to use the neutral shade as a highlighter above my blush, under my nose, on the chin, and by the hairline.

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Lips: For the lips, I used products from Sally’s Beauty Supply. ¬†The quality of these products wasn’t the best, but it was some of the makeup I had left over from my Jem and the Holograms look from Halloween. ¬†

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Truly, Truly Outrageous!

First, I used Beautique’s Jumbo Lip Crayon in Shocking all over my lips. ¬†Next, I put on¬†Sally girl mini mood lipstick in Magic Pink. ¬†Finally, I put on Sally Girl’s Sparkle Effects loose glitter in Princess Pink all over my lips with my finger.

There you have it, a fun and flirty Retro Inspired Valentine’s Day makeup look! ¬†Let me know if you recreate this look and tag me on my social media with the hashtag #retromodern so I can see your look. ūüôā

Cheers,

~Ruth

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Falling in Love with Fall.

Hello Fashionistas,

I’m happy to report that fall is officially here! ¬†It always takes me a couple weeks to let the cooler weather sink in. ¬†Anyway, today we will be diving into one of my fall looks. In my next post, I will show you how I transform into my #retromodern self (I’m making this post short and sweet). ¬†As always I love showing you how to be retro with a modern twist. ¬†Without further ado, I give you my falling for the fall look.

Simple Gray Top-Simply Vera by Vera Wang.

Unique gray top by Vera Wang for Khols.

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Fun floral leggings I scored at Target.

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How to get my fun and simple look!

Top: I this simple chic top on clearance at¬†Khols¬†(one of my favorite places to shop) The top is from Vera Wang’s Simply Vera Vera Collection. Here are a couple updated options to choose from: Gray Ruched Top¬†and her Floral Applique Tee.

Skirt: I wore a navy blue linen skirt which is a must-have! With this outfit, I kept most of my outfit neutral but added some funky leggings with a bright necklace.  I found a super cute navy blue linen skirt on Etsy for $40. If you wanted a more bodycon shorter skirt, go with the one I found on Forever21!

Eco friendly navy blue skirt found on Etsy.

Eco friendly navy blue skirt found on Etsy.

Leggings: There are so many fun prints to chose from when you wear neutral colors. I found some adorable floral leggings from Zulily. Need more inspo? Check out my modern style board on Pinterest.

Jacket: Okay, so I’m not wearing a jacket in my photos but I¬†absolutely live in my denim jacket (this¬†is a closet must-have!) in the fall. ¬†I’ve had my current one for a while now, (I think got mine at Khols) I prefer a medium wash denim one but it’s up to you. American Eagle¬†has an awesome selection.

Necklace: I found my retro bright pink pearl necklace on Etsy. I found a similar one here on Esty. Gorgeous darling!

Bracelet: My bracelet is an heirloom from my late Aunt.  You can either get one on eBay, Etsy, or NOVICA (associated with National Geographic) Below is my favorite one!

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I love turquoise jewelry.  I found an amazing conversation piece turquoise ring on Etsty

Well, there you have it, a fun and simple fall look! I hope you got some inspiration for your fall wardrobe. Be sure to look for my post on how I achieved my hair and makeup for this look! Remember to have fun with your outfits and not to take yourself too seriously, which I’m totally guilty of.

Keep smiling, ūüôā

~Ruth

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