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Trends in the Workplace Pt. Two | Pleated Skirt | Giveaway

Any excuse I get to wear a blazer in a unique way, I am all over it! I have loved this pleated skirt and blazer combo so much I have already worn it 4 times. Sorry to those who have seen it repeated!!



OUTFIT DETAILS
BLAZER | TOP (I have it in 3 colors and LIVE in them) | SKIRT c/o | HEELS | HANDBAG | BRACELET | NECKLACE  (30% off!) | LIPS (Snob)

A big trend is to wear a pleated skirt. This style is easy to wear to work because the hemline is the perfect length. I love the midi length! Wearing it with this scalloped tank is the perfect Summer combo! To make it work appropriate, and church appropriate because that’s where I first wore this look, I slipped this blazer over it.

This skirt is lined but I wore THIS slip under it just in case. I am wearing a medium since it’s European sizes and they run smaller. I have been able to tuck many different thickness levels of tops under it so the sizing is perfect, I need to find it in black.

One of my favorite trends to wear in the workplace and out is a blazer. It comes naturally to me but I know it doesn’t for everyone. I am sharing more ways to wear blazers as trendy pieces in the future! Plus, where to buy them cause I have like 15 of them and never spend more than $20 a piece.

What’s a trend you would like to see styled for work? Comment below!

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Beauty Tutorial

Everyday Makeup Routine Update | Too Faced

When you finally find an eye shadow pallet worth buying, you share with your friends! Sharing my updated makeup routine and all the details of this pallet!



OUTFIT DETAILS
TOP (similar) | JEANS | HEELS | JEWELRY one, two, three | HANDBAGLIPS c/o (Holy Chic)

MAKEUP: primer c/o | foundation one, two| foundation brush | contour pallet | contour brush | concealer | concealer brush | blush | blush brush | eye primer | eyeshadow pallet c/o | eye shadow brushes one, two, three | eye liner | mascara c/o | lips c/o

I haven’t shared my updated makeup routine in a while, like years, because it hasn’t changed much until now! I use different brushes and products that have changed my makeup look and feel. One of the biggest changes is this eyeshadow pallet!

If you have followed along since I started tutorials, you know that I only have one eyeshadow pallet and I have had it for a couple years. I FINALLY found THIS one by Too Faced (Natural Love Pallet) that is worth spending money on! In my experience, it is far worth the money to invest in nicer eye shadows for a couple reasons: they last SO much longer, way easier to use, and the colors are so much easier to wear.

I am still not able to film these tutorials for y’all but that is coming in the future! I didn’t take pictures of the steps for my foundation routine or contour routine but it is very similar to my previous one here. The tools and products have changed to the ones I list above!

Eyes are the number one question I get asked about, how do I do my eyeshadow! Today, I am sharing how you can easily take simple steps from this pallet to create an everyday eye look that a makeup artist could have done! It’s simple and STUNNING!

SIMPLE STUNNING EYE:

1. I used THIS primer on my face before my foundation. Let me tell you, it is my go to now! It’s the perfect consistency for Summer when my skin tends to dry out really bad.

2. Prime Eyelids: I used this primer!

All eyeshadows used are from THIS pallet!



3. Set Primer: I used Spotlight shadow to set my primer from my lash line to my eyebrow.

4. Press in Moonbeam from your lash line to the crease of your brow bone. I use a flat concealer brush for this.

5. Sweep Nudie on your crease for the perfect transition color. This helps to not have any harsh lines or color changes on your lids. A lot more natural looking. I use THIS brush.



6. Lightly blend Smokin’ into the outside “v” of your eyelid, a long your lash line, and about 1/3 of the way into your crease. I use THIS brush.



7. I took Poodle with my index finger and pressed it into the corner of my eyes to make them pop as well as the arch of my brow for highlight.

8. Line your lash line with a cat eye or a simple line. THIS is my holy grail liquid eyeliner pen, seriously. I just had to replace it after a year!

9. Finish off your eyes with 2-3 coats of my FAVORITE mascara! This has been my go-to for about 4 years and that isn’t changing anytime soon.

This is with one coat on the left-hand side and none on the right-hand side.
Hello, long beautiful real lashes!

PS the first time Jason heard me say the name of this mascara, he thought I made it up!



10. To finish off the whole look, I used this melted liquid lipstick in Holy Chic for the perfect nude. I am obsessed with this liquid lip, it’s more of a mousse texture when you apply it. It dries quickly and the best part, it didn’t make my lips peel! Now I want all the colors lol!

I have used this pallet consistently every day for about 2 weeks and LOVE all the colors. Some of them are bold but they are all in a natural tone so they can be worn so many ways. If you are looking for a new eyeshadow pallet or need to replace one that doesn’t give you the right colors, RUN and get this one.

I am not kidding when I say I use 1 eye shadow pallet for years and years.
This one changed that for me!

 

Thank you Too Faced for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions and product choices are 100% my own.
Thank you for supporting the brands that make T&P possible! xoxo, Nicholle
Summer Style Tips and Tricks

How to successfully shop at Shein.com | Budget Friendly

If you have followed along for any portion of time, you know I LOVE shopping at Shein. Their website can be difficult to navigate and risks may be involved IF you don’t know how to shop with them. I am spilling my secrets on how to successfully shop Shein.com.



OUTFIT DETAILS
TRENCH (Shein sold out, exact same as above)| WHITE TANK | JEANS | HEELS | HANDBAG
| RING | NECKLACE | BRACELET | LIPS (Snob)

I love finding good pieces on a good deal. Many times, this is a trial and error type of thing. I have been shopping at Shein.com for years and have had my fair share of great finds and not so great finds. Through the years I have figured out how to shop there and know that what I am buying will work.

The one downfall is their shipping is very slow since it’s overseas, but if you buy it in advance you won’t be sorry. Plus, their shipping is FREE!!!! 

Here are my foolproof steps when shopping Shein.com:

  1. Sizes: Always check the reviews for sizing issues. People are very honest on the reviews and it always helps me, especially if they post a picture of them in it. If all else fails, size up one size!
  2. Color: I keep my eyes open on this one. Online shopping can be deceiving. Don’t have high expectations for the exact color as the photo, most of the time it is but sometimes there is a small variance. Also, I only buy white items if they have been reviewed as being lined or thick material. I have ordered white items and needed to layer underneath to be less see through. I love a full slip dress for this reason!
  3. Fit: I like my items on the loose side so I gravitate to these styles. When I do, I make sure the height of the waistline hits the model where I know I need it. If it hits her higher than I need, I will size up to hit it correctly. Also, be open about tucking things in or front tucking to have the desired fit you want. I have ordered things a size or two up to be able to front tuck.
  4. Length: In dresses, if it hits the model mid thigh, I will size up. If it’s a loose fit and hits her close to her knee, I will order my typical size. For tops, I almost always size up because I don’t like cropped or shorter tops. You can tell in the reviews as well if they are going to be shorter. Almost always with an ONE SIZE, they will be on the shorter side so be prepared for that. They typically work for me and my body type but if you are questionable on the fit of the top with it being one size, I would opt out.
  5. Fabric: It’s typically polyester which in my opinion isn’t a bad thing. It’s easy to maintain, although it sometimes easily wrinkles (i just get over it or use my steamer!). You can see in the reviews what the fabric feels like. If something I order is super stiff, I will add a little fabric softener in my laundry when I first wash it! Also, AIR DRY ONLY!!!!
  6. Alterations: I will sometimes alter an item when it arrives to fit better. For example, if it’s spaghetti straps and it hits too low on my chest, I will tack the straps to the height I need. Also, sometimes dresses become tunics when they arrive due to length. Improvise when you love the pieces.
  7. Priority Dispatching: Look for this next to the item! This means it will ship out WAY faster!! I think it’s because it’s coming from a certain warehouse.
  8. When all else fails, order a size up.

My current favorites from Shein!

SHOES

DRESSES

TOPS

ACESSORIES