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Easy Everyday Contouring and Highlighting

Contouring and highlighting has been a huge makeup trend in recent years, and with good reason - you can use concealer to achieve more defined cheek bones, to make your lips look bigger, and my personal favorite - to hide a double chin. And despite all of the intricate tutorials out there, I want to show you that it can actually be quick an easy!

The first trick is to start with the right concealer shades. First, let’s get one thing straight: when I say highlighter, I do not mean the super light and shimmery highlighter that should only be reserved for above the cheekbones. I’ve seen all too many makeup vloggers apply that all over, from the forehead to the tip of the nose, to the cupid’s bow and the chin. Those however, are rather places for a creamy skin-tone concealer.


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Snapshots from the Week


I'd say it's been a very good month so far. I hope you're having a great holiday season as well. It's a bit hard to believe that Christmas is next week already, but I'm not feeling the holiday rush. I've learned to accept that I simply can't fit everything in, and it's best to enjoy the things that I can.


Something my boyfriend and I made time for this week was our birthdays. His was this weekend, and mine is coming up. We went to The Nutcracker at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. It was a beautiful evening, though I have to say, I'm not sure I like the modernized version as well as the classic. My boyfriend was still laughing a few days later, after I'd called the corset-clad, seductively dancing mice "hoochie mice." I'm no prude, but can't we keep The Nutcracker classy? Do we really have to sex up everything?

That being said, it was still very beautiful, and I would love to go back next year. The dancing was just as lovely as I remember, and the music was romantic and beautiful. We're looking forward to taking the girls to see Beauty and the Beast a few days before Christmas.:)

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I had already gotten my birthday present from him last week, and gave him his this weekend. As I'm learning that he might very well be more romantic and sentimental than I am, if that's possible, this "What I Love About You" journal was the perfect gift for him. Even in the best relationships, some things go unsaid for whatever reason, or are simply not said often enough. A gift like this is a great way to prompt those things. I realized as I was filling it out, that it's also a great way to get more in tune with those loving feelings. My boyfriend and I often talk about love being a verb - about action vs. feelings - and it should be. However, it is easier to act on what we feel. Whatever your mind is focused on, that is where actions tend to follow. As I filled out all of the questions about good times we've had together and all of the things I love about him, it made all of those loving feelings shine brighter. There are also blank spots at the back for pics and mementos. We both have a large pile of tickets stubs and little souvenirs from our dates. What a great place to put them. I highly recommend it as a romantic gift, and he would too, as he said it was the best gift he has ever gotten. :)


On the way to our weekly Saturday date, we stopped by the Centennial Park near downtown. I had no idea it existed. If you live in Tulsa, don't miss this adorable little gem of a park.


 
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  1. I love seeing Tulsa in your post!! That journal is such a sweet gift. I too like the idea of love being a verb. Easy to say and harder to do.

    Amy Ann
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  2. Such a great roundup and looks like you had a great week! Thank you for sharing and have another great week ahead!

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  3. That 's so sweet that he got you this journal. Glad you enjoyed the Nutcracker and I want that cookie! :)

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  4. Love that little cookie :) Not to mention, they are SO yummy!

    Shauna

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  5. Love that little cookie :) Not to mention, they are SO yummy!

    Shauna

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  6. Those snowman cookies were honestly adorable! I am in love!
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