Thursday, July 23, 2015

Get Ready With Me [Makeup, Hair & Outfit]: Greek Goddess

I have been loving this daytime, matte smokey eye. It's super wearable, no liner or falsies necessary. I filmed this video about a month ago and I was totally feeling the straight hair for a bit. I haven't straightened my hair in years and really liked the results.

I was mainly inspired to use MAC Embark. It's such a lovely reddish-brown color that really brings out the warmth in brown eyes. Also, I wanted to get more use out of my Anastasia Contour Kit because honestly, otherwise I only use 2 colors out of the kit.

* Vanilla - brow highlight
* Java - crease
* Fawn - cheek contour
* Sand - inner corner & cheek highlight
Vincent Longo Bi-Brow Powder

Real Techniques Detailing Brush
Sutra Magno Turbo Flat Iron

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

How to Get a Job With the Big 4 (Resume, Getting an Interview, Interview & Internship/Entry Level Job Tips)

To continue with my career series on YouTube, I wanted to share some tips and things I did that landed me an internship then a full-time job with a Big 4 firm. In this video, I share some tips on what to do in college to build your resume and intrigue future employers. Also, I share when to start looking for internships with the Big 4, networking tips, interviewing tips (including important things to do mid and after the interview) and best practices for interns or entry level positions.

 These tips I learned from professors, fellow accounting students and me stumbling through the interview and internship process. As you can probably tell, one of the tips that really helped me out was preparing a "rolodex" of experiences. You can tell that tip was given to me by an older professor LOL

Background on me, if you're new to my blog and YouTube... (hello), I went to a smaller branch of the University of Texas system. At the time, all the Big 4 firms and many mid-tier/local firms recruited from my university. However, compared to the amount of students offered internships from big schools like Texas A&M, UT Austin, SMU and TCU, the students offered internships from my school were really small. So I am very thankful and fortunate to have the opportunity to get an interview with these firms on campus. If you're from a school that the firms do not recruit from, I would suggest applying directly on their websites.

I thought it would be fun to share some old pictures from Beta Alpha Psi and networking events back during my college days. Do any of y'all remember when my hair was this strawberry blonde/ orange? Hahahaha....

I really hope my tips helped out and if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask :)

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Lookbook: Summer Essentials

As y'all may know (I give it away every time, y'all), I live in the great state of Texas. Summers become UNBEARABLE, it becomes crazy hot and humid, both of which makes for an extremely uncomfortable day.

My summer style centers around comfy, breezy clothing. Bun day becomes every day in this heat. If I'm going to be inside, I let my hair down and wear simple necklaces to add some accessories to my outfits. Big statement necklaces are a definite no-no for me, especially during the summer because I'd be a hot, sweaty mess with it. If I know I'm going to be outdoors most of the day, I don't wear any necklaces to save myself from sweating all over them (TMI but #letsbehonest). I live in Tory Burch Miller Sandals & caged sandals.

I'm sharing my essential summer style, general categories of outfits that I wear outside of work: The Romper, The Maxi Dress, Dressy Shorts + Caged Sandals, The Maxi Skirt & The Breezy Dress.

The Romper

Romper: Milleigh Frances | Sunglasses: Plastic Tail | Crossbody: Henri Bendel | Sandals: Tory Burch

When it comes to rompers, I love ones with interesting design or structure. I would prefer to wear cotton or linen, something more breathable. Unfortunately, this particular romper is more of a polyester fabric so it's definitely not breathable. I would wear this one inside more than an outside outfit.

I found this adorable romper from a local Dallas boutique called Milleigh Francis. I have recently started to love, love, LOVE boutique stores, they have more unique pieces. I haven't seen it pop up on their website, but you can find similar styles here & here.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MAC Le Disko Collection: Dazzleshadows

This post makes me feel very nostalgic... like my old college self when MAC collections would first come out. At least now I'm a little more reasonable and don't go all out crazy, right?

When I heard about the Dazzleshadows, I knew I needed to get my hands on a few. I just cannot stay away from anything sparkly!! Everything else from the Le Disko collection I barely glanced over. I chose Say It Isn't So (described on MAC Cosmetics' website as dark gray with pink sparkles), Last Dance (peach beige with pink sparkles) and Can't Stop Don't Stop (deep plum purple with sparkles).

My favorite out of the three is Last Dance. It is a beautiful, rose gold shade that reminds me of Mythology which is one of my all time favorite MAC shadows. Each dazzleshadow costs $20 compared to $16 for the normal eyeshadows.

Each shadow can be applied dry or wet. Dry, they give off a sparkly wash of color. They become much more opaque, super sparkly and multidimensional if you wet them. Just beware, there will more likely than not be fall out.

Are they worth it? If you like sparkles, yes. If you like a duochrome finish, double yes. None of the shadows I picked up have the duo chrome finish but there were several that did, like a purple with blue reflects that was SUPER pretty and cool (I just could not see myself every using it, see, self-control comes with age.......). If I could recommend any it would be Last Dance for any other rose gold lovers out there.

They are limited edition so if you want any of them, I would highly recommend checking them out. Let me know if you want to see tutorials with any of these!

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Makeup Tutorial: Silver Lining

I am slowly getting back into playing with colors and threw together this look randomly one day. I was having a bad day and at first didn't like it. But now that I'm not PMSing [let's be honest], I actually really like it. I used to be one of those people who HAD TO wear eyeliner with any look but I have started loving this no liner look, especially when I have pretty eyeshadows on. An added plus to this look is that it really made my brown eyes pop! I didn't do anything new to my lighting, no editing or anything. Anything that accentuates brown eyes is a plus for me.


MAC Rich Flesh Eyeshadow [LE]
Wet n Wild Nude Eyeliner
Maybelline Mascara


ELF Angled Brush [buy similar here]
Smashbox Tapered Blending Brush [LE - buy similar here]
NARS Ita Brush
MAC 137 Long Blending Brush
MAC 136 Flat Blush Brush [LE - buy similar here]

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