Cat Eye Tutorial

I rarely wear a lot of makeup, only a simple cat eye for most days. For me that is all I really like, it is classic and makes me feel confident. Sometimes, if I am feeling really special I will add a couple brushes of mascara. I have been perfecting my bold cat eye for years now, always experimenting with pens verses liquids, different angles, thicknesses, etc. By now this is my go-to method, once you have enough practice, these four steps will seem like one motion. 1. Fill in a couple millimeters of your top lid, not the entire lid unless you want that Amy Winehouse vibe. I use e.l.f. expert liquid liner, it is the best and most affordable liner I have come across. I normally stock up on 10 tubes at a time! 2. Extend a line out, either straight across for a slim cat eye, or angled upwards for a curvier look. I always draw mine towards the end of my eyebrow, stopping at the half way mark between the corner of my eye and the end of the brow. 3. This is the tricky part... starting from the end of your extended line, make a connecting line to the inner corner of your eye. This usually take me a couple strokes to get the shape just how I like it. 4. Lastly, making sure not to stray outside the lines, fill it in!

Pin Curl Tutorial

I always love playing around with new ways to curl and style my hair, which is why I was so excited to work with Folica and their stunning products on a little hair tutorial. For my pin curl how-to I used the T3 Whirl Trio with interchangeable barrels (I did not use the tapered wand in this tutorial, but it is a great option to have!), Theorie Heat Shield Thermal Spray, Fave4 Workable Wear Spray, hair pins and some vintage Valentino inspiration!

First, prep your hair while it is still wet with a thermal protection spray. Once dry, start by curling strands of hair towards your face. I like to use the small barrel for the top layers and sections around my face. Once you have a section curled, wrap it in the same direction around your fingers, roll it up and pin in place while it is still hot.

Then, taking the larger barrel, curl the underneath sections in the same way as the previous sections. Give your pin curls a few moments to set and cool, I normally do my makeup while I wait.

Then, my favorite part, take out each curl starting from the bottom. Shake it out and brush your fingers through your curls.

I then pulled half of my curls up and tied them with a bow, but they also are fun to wear all down, full of bounce and volume. And for the finishing touch, use a few splashes of hairspray for hold!