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KCL Friday Finds

Happy weekend!! If you've had a hectic week like my husband and I have (or if you're dealing with the recent snowstorm) grab a cup of coffee, get comfy, and enjoy some major retail therapy. This week's Friday Finds is just the thing for some serious online shopping. I was honestly running late with this post, because I got distracted browsing through all of the products available in each shop. There are so many great finds and a sweet, personal touch to each brand. Enjoy! :) Pictured above: Black Polka Dot Print Crossbody Bag by Sudden Inspiration


The first featured store is Sudden Inspiration, a shop that sells the cutest hand-crafted bags. You can find everything from cosmetics bags and wristlets to roomy crossbody bags. The designs pair faux leather with beautiful prints and colors. As I clicked around and noticed all of the bright florals, modern neutrals, and boho-chic tribal prints; I found myself wondering where the vision behind this brand comes from. Owner Melis…

Two Ways to Wear Emerald Green Eyeshadow

Pantone's color of the year always influences various areas of style, like home decor, fashion, and makeup. That isn't always a good thing; tangerine tango lipstick? No thank you. The 2013 color of the year, emerald green, is a shade that looks beautiful in home decor and clothing, however it isn't the ideal shade for makeup. None the less, it is a beauty trend for 2013, so in the words of Tim Gunn, let's "make it work".

Emerald green makeup can look quite pretty if you know how to apply it and which shade to use. Nail polish is an easy one; pick a dark emerald polish and it will have the same sexy affect of black or dark purple nail polish. When applying green eyeshadow, pick a light shade of emerald if you have fair skin and a dark shade if you have medium to dark or olive-toned skin.

To apply shimmery light green eyeshadow, use an eyeshadow brush to lightly sweep across the lid up to the brow bone. Then use your finger tip to smudge any darker shade over you lid, stopping just above the crease. Use a neutral pink or brown-based shade that you would typically wear. The effect will leave you with a shimmery pop of color that will brighten you eyes without actually looking like you're wearing green.

To wear dark emerald eyeshadow, you have to create a bold evening look (as pictured above). Think smoky eye makeup in green instead of grey and black. Start how you would normally create a smoky eye, drawing a thick cat eye with black eyeliner. Then use your fingertip to smudge the eyeliner and apply a good layer of the dark emerald eyeshadow to your lids, extending up and outward slightly above the crease and to the outer corners of your eyes. Finish of the look with bold, black mascara.

Either way, it's best to pick a blue-based green, like the two darker green shades in the picture above. Skip the lime green shade. A heavy coating of neon green might look cool on the runway, but for real life you need emerald eyeshadow that is wearable.

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  1. Obviously psychedelic purple is out?

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  2. I love emerald green--but no pastels, please!

    Thanks for the advice!

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