Ride or Die Vol 2: Make-Up

Wake up! Time to put on your make-up! I’m a big fond fan of girly stuff, shocker. Growing up in a family dominated by females gave me exposure to the glam life from an early age. My sisters and I adored playing with my mom’s Clinique eye shadow palettes, coral lipsticks, and bright pink blushes. We each had a stash of ‘play make-up’ to fill up a Caboodle. And why shouldn’t we, our favorite past time was getting dolled up and strutting our stuff down a pretend cat walk while our Nana (the MC on the mic) would describe our elaborate costumes, hair and make-up.

Pat McGrath Labs mascara, Too Faced liquid lipstick, YSL foundation, Milani blush, Becca highlighter, MAC brow pomade, Charlotte Tilbury contour wand, Shiseido lash curler

Golden Goddess Glow

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of school bells ringing. To celebrate, my gf is having a pool party. Because she’s EXTRA, we’ll have a bartender on site! I mean honestly, what’s a party without a mixologist? #SteelCityMixology

Here’s 3 tricks to pulling off that Gorgeous Golden Goddess Glow.

#1 Mix liquid bronzer with lotion or body oil and apply generously to arms and legs. If you have your act together, pencil in an application of self-tanning body oil the day before your event. I use Josie Maran‘s or these tan towels.

#2 Use highlighter on your shins, collarbone, and shoulders. I also like this one by Benefit Cosmetics and of course my ultimate fave, Becca’s Champagne Pop.

#3 Go for the gold jewelry…all of it. As a matter of fact, if your husband doesn’t say “The ladies in Goodfellas called and want their jewelry back!”, then you don’t have on ENOUGH.

My favorite summertime accessories have been oversize sunnies, a statement ring, gold hoops, a single bangle pushed up my forearm, and my gold chunky link Apple watch band.