- Month: August 2016 -

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BRONZE & GLOWY MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Bronze, gold eyes and lots of glow, yet still on the natural side of things. (If you're looking for a more vampy look, I'll have one coming soon. ^_~) I hope you enjoy the video--don't forget to subscribe! ^_~ PRODUCTS MENTIONED Too Faced foundation in Caramel Kevin Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer concealer in SX08 Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation in 178 = Y535 Nars Isolde Eyeshadow Duo Nars Mediteranee Eyeshadow Duo Nars Surabaya Eyeshadow Duo Nars Isolde Eyeshadow Duo MAC eyebrow pencil in Spiked MAC eyeshadow in Cork Nars blush in Luster Guerlain Terracotta bronzing powder in 07 Foncé Brunettes NARS bush in Taj Mahal Lancôme CILS Booster XL mascara primer Lancôme Hypnose Drama in Excessive Black Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in…

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July Reading Wrap-Up + August TBR

I had a pretty great reading month in July: checked out some of this summer's buzziest reads, including THE GIRLS by Emma Cline and BEFORE THE FALL by Fargo TV show writer Noah Hawley, as well as *drumroll* J.K. Rowling's new addition to the Harry Potter story (I consider it more an alternative-universe-where-this-could've-happened-but-not-really kind of thing. More on that in the video). You'll see what I felt lived up to the hype, a book that terrifically blurs lines between horror and genre, and what I'm currently reading (which includes what people are calling "this summer's GONE GIRL/last summer's THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN"). I also share with you what I hope to finish before the month is out. What are you reading right now? Anything interesting you're hoping to get into? Let me know below, and happy…

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SISTER DAY IN LA

  My sister Angela and I try to have at least one Sister Day every week. It can be difficult, but we make it happen because that's how The Rogers Sisters do. This past week we hung out at my new addiction, Blue Plate Oysterette. And that was just the beginning, because if there's one thing I love to do, it's eat...    I posted a Get Ready with Me | Fresh and Everyday Makeup tutorial video, in which I mentioned I was late for this lunch, but I think we more than made up for it. Also, I only filmed my outfit briefly but you can see the wonderful MaisonKwee ring here. Their rings are absolutely exquisite. Tee shirt by Sincerely Jules. Glad I snagged one because they were flying off the Nordstrom racks like…

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GET READY WITH ME | FRESH AND EVERYDAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL

(click to watch on youtube) Come get ready with me for a day in LA. It's all about fresh, peachy, everyday makeup. I had so much fun filming this, and will be doing another very soon. Let me know in the comments below what sort of looks you'd like to see next, and don't forget to subscribe to my channel Books Beauty Ameriie! ^_~   Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Spf 30 Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Caramel Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX08 Guerlain Terracotta bronzing powder in 07 Foncé Brunettes MAC blush in Pinch Me NARS bush in Taj Mahal Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation in 178 = Y535 Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Hollywoodland NARS…

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FAVORITE BOOK COVERS & AN OCD SIDENOTE

Of course, we know looks aren't everything, but there's just something about a beautiful book that makes you want to pick it up, caress it, sniff it, and slip it slowly from its book cover. Mmmm...I can just hear the slow jams playing in the background right now... What we were talking about, again? Oh, right. Books. Books. And regarding the OCD storytime, I was so pleased to see that I'm not the only one! I knew it wasn't just me! ^_^

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DARK LIPS IN THE SUMMER…IT CAN BE DONE

I've never been one to think you "have" to stick to beauty rules. Rules are meant to be broken, after all. Or, at the very least, leaned on really, really hard. Which is why I was super stoked to try out ultra dark lips in the middle of a sweltering LA summer. I also paired the makeup look with a dark--yet extremely lightweight--knit, and a heavy gold belt which I wear as a necklace 75% of the time. I did, however, balance the dark clothing and lips by making much of the look about summer skin. So I put my hair in a clean top-knot, which opened up the look and gave good contrast to the heavier color-feel. I posted these pics to the gram a while back. Sometimes a girl just has to think. knit - Mommy gave…

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BEAUTY FAVORITES

Some of you have asked about any recent favorites, so I decided to spotlight a few of them. ^_^ P.S. I've gotten many questions about my tee-shirt: it's by Spiritual Gangster and these shirts are sooo incredibly soft! In love. I'm wearing a size S in case you're trying to decide upon a size. ^_~