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Welcome to another Friday Finds! Can you guys believe it's the weekend before Thanksgiving?! Time has been flying by since we moved into our new home, and I'm miraculously keeping up with all of the PR samples and promos and photography. At KCL we've also passed 5K followers on Insta and have a huge giveaway featuring some of my favorite things...over $500 worth of faves (including this gorgeous red nail polish)! You can enter to win here >.

Next week's finds will be Black Friday deals, so there won't be the usual small shops featured, but that is to make way for my big Holiday Gift Guide that will be posted on Small Business Saturday! On today's finds, you get a sneak peek at one of the gift guide picks as well as some self-care bath and body goodies and some adorable ornaments to help you kick off your holiday decor. Enjoy!


When it comes to makeup, nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this gorgeous red nail polish. I've featured T…

Date Night Makeup: Blue + Smokey


I love the idea of a smokey eye for date night, but in reality, I want some color. Sometimes I'll forgo the charcoal color altogether and create a bronzed smokey eye, but when I do use a black liner, I love to mix in shades of purple or blue to give the smokey eye that bit of color. For another lovely date night with Ken, I went with my blue palette from e.l.f.

A smudge pot or highly-pigmented cream eyeshadow is the latest (and best thing) for a quick one-color smokey eye. But for something with a little more dimension and to get that cat eye effect, go with a great eyeshadow quad and a black kohl eyeliner

For this charcoal and blue smokey eye, I used  and the e.l.f. Essentials Flawless Eyeshadow in "sea escape" and the Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Kajal Eyeliner. The darker blue shades in this palette have a slight purple tint to them, and the lighter blues aren't heavily pigmented; it really is the perfect palette if you're not accustomed to wearing blue eyeshadow and need a little practice. It can be intimidating when you see the bright bold blues, but as you can see from my last pic, those colors don't really show on your eyes as they do in the palette. They simply serve as a subtle base and to help the darker colors really pop. You need this kind of brush to get the crease properly, and this smudging brush for the lash line, but as for the lighter colors, the best tools you could use to apply them are your fingertips.

The e.l.f flawless eyeshadow comes with labels on each color as to where to put each shade, but I mixed it up a little; I always put the lighter shimmery shade just under the brows and on the inner corners as a highlighter. It really opens up the eyes and adds some nice shimmer. I do this technique with pretty much any kind of palette I use. It really elevates to look.

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I was very happy with the result, and will definitely be repeating the look for date night. Ken not only said "you look pretty", as he often does, but he said specifically "You're eyeshadow looks pretty." :)

I finished off the look with my e.l.f. blush bronzer duo in "fiji matte" and Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick in "pink wink." What do you think? Would you try the blue smokey eye?


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  1. Love "crease" and "line"
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  2. Great post my dear! I always struggle a bit to make good smokey eyes... therefore very useful, thx! Happy Friday <3

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  3. I love that you added color to your smokey look. The blue looks pretty on you!
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  4. Love this, Krisztina! Your blue smokey eye turned out so good! Fab!!
    Wishing you a Happy Weekend!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. Thanks so much, Vanessa!:) You have a lovely weekend!:)

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