Tutorial! Natural Everyday Contouring with Laura Mercier & Bobbi Brown

Here I am showing you how to do semi-heavy duty contouring that actually looks natural.  As a makeup artist, lots of women want to be contoured like Kim Kardashian...I hesitantly agree, Kim's makeup looks beautiful...on TV, but in person, that much contouring can look very..."off".  Not that I've seen her in person obviously, but girls that do the same look and parts of their skin looks grey or ashy and parts look hyper tan and just "off".  Even in this tutorial, there are times that the makeup looks a bit yellow or orange, but once blended and seen in natural light, it looked subtle.  Like this:

Anyways, thanks for coming by!!


January in the PNW + a fantastic new food spot!

 Well, January life in the PNW is cold, for sure, but this day wasn't bad.  Sunny and only a little breezy, which made it possible for us to get outside, take some photos, and not have to shiver and wipe our noses every 5 seconds.  We walked around Kendall Yards and heard about a new restaurant nearby called the Backyard.  All Mark needed to hear was that they had a Cuban Pork sandwich and he was practically salivating. 

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Not only is this spot well decorated, clean and inviting, but the food and service were A+.  We got the Poutine to start, and then split the Cuban with a spinach salad as our side.  We are fairly critical and tough to impress when it comes to food, but everything was so so good, and just the right amount of food.  REALLLLY hoping this place makes it in Spokane's tough local business world.  Go there :)


always a little late to the game.

as in, I'm way late to getting these posted and we were way late to getting to Green Bluff for the Fall festivities.  Pumpkin & apple picking, corn mazes, pumpkin donut eating...
but we did still manage to get a basketful of peppers and some colorful photos.


some instagram stuff.

hey guys.  instagram is fun. if you want to follow me, just look for bluepea! :)


everythings alright

Hi hi.  I've got so much time right now, because I'm basically bed ridden after a laparoscopic surgery to remove endometriosis; so I was looking through my photos and saw I had these I'd never posted!
I'm a little uneasy about posting these pictures because I ended up having to return the skirt.  I reallllly wanted to love it, but the fabric was just too weird and rumply and even after ironing it still wouldn't hold the right shape.  My husband said, "It's cute but is it supposed to be that bulky and frumpy around the waist?" - anyways, it went back but I'd taken these pictures one day after doing etsy shots because I hadn't worn my Jeffreys in so long, and this seemed a good time to dust them off and feel 25 again.

{sweater:h&m; skirt: ASTR; boots: Jeffrey Campbell; bag: vintage Coach; beanie: hand me down}


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