Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tori's Pretty Style & Beauty - So On Trend

The OOTD: 

White off the shoulder dress - Tori's Pretty Things Blog
Charlotte Russe Dress (last year - Similar), Charlotte Russe blue bracelets (last year - similar),
Kate Spade bow bracelet, DV Cork Wedges
First and foremost, I told you once and I'll say it again.

What good is a lifestyle blog if a gal can't make a point of sending well wishes to some wonderful people?!

So Happy Birthday, big brother! I hope that you have a great, relaxing day :).

As for today's post? I know, I know.

This marks three engagement posts in a row. I promise this will be the last one!

But I couldn't tell you all about our proposal, without telling you about the hair and makeup that went with it :). 

White off the shoulder dress, Summer 2017 Outfit - Tori's Pretty Things Blog

I really don't think I could have picked out a trendier outfit to now be forever immortalized in my life history.

I mean, an off the shoulder dress? Tassel Bracelets? Lace-up wedges?

It's just all so on trend!

I really wonder how I'm going to feel about this look by the time the next decade rolls around...

For right now, though? I'm completely diggin' it!

White off the shoulder dress, Summer 2017 Outfit - Tori's Pretty Things Blog

The Pretty Thing: 

Wearing: Pave Engagement Ring 2017, China Glaze Whip It Good, China Glaze I Got a Blue Attitude - Tori's Pretty Things Blog
Pave Engagement Ring, China Glaze Whip It Good (US, Canada), China Glaze I Got a Blue Attitude (US, Canada

By now, I'm sure you realized that my pretty thing is usually something super feminine. Maybe flowers or a coffee - anything that gives me all of those heart eyes this week.

So did you really expect anything different for this week's pretty thing? :)

The MOTD: 

Summer Date Night Makeup Look 2017 - Tori's Pretty Things Blog
Wearing: NYX jumbo eye pencil, UD Naked, UD Hustle, UD Midnight 15 (similar),  UD Creep, UD Strange,  Loreal Voluminous Mascara and Maybelline Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara layered, Loreal Linear Intense Liquid EyelinerRimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal, Loreal Brow Stylist Definer, NARS Orgasm blush, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, MAC Hue Lipstick
Before this night turned into our engagement celebration, all I knew is that this was our first summertime date night.

So I wanted a full-on smokey eye and I really wanted to play with Urban Decay shadows. I was just really feeling the original Naked palette and wanted to play with colors that I don't usually use!

So for this look, I first placed Naked in my crease as the transition shade (a.k.a. the base shade to help all of the other colors blend easier.)

I then used Hustle on the outer half of the lid, Midnight 15 on the inner half, and then a bit of Creep to smoke out the outer V.  I used Strange from the Naked 3 palette on the brow bone and inner corners.

I paired the eyes with bronze skin, glowing cheeks, and my all-time favorite nude lipstick to really make the eyes pop!

Summer Date Night Makeup Look 2017 - Tori's Pretty Things Blog

Now that we're in full summer mode, I really wanted beachy waves to pair with this look. So these curls are a touch different than my usual go-to style.

For these curls, I used a one-inch curling iron and curled my hair in the traditional way of clamping the hair and rolling upwards. However,  I clamped the hair about one inch up from the bottom, leaving the ends out of the barrel.

It's such a simple change in technique but I love the tousled outcome!

(This is also a reallyyyy good trick for when you need a haircut and want to protect those fragile ends!

Summer Date Night Makeup Look 2017 - Tori's Pretty Things Blog

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