Christmas Glam – Tarte Pineapple of my Eye palette!

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Hey loves! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas yesterday with your loved ones!

Yesterday, for Christmas I got the Tarte cosmetic’s Pineapple Of My Eye palette and right away I knew I had to dig right in and create a look!

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Opening the palette I was in love with the beautiful shades. I love golden, warm toned shadows so the top half of this palette is right up my alley!

However, when I looked at all the shadows, my attention immediately gravitated towards the green, shimmery shadow coastal at the bottom of the palette.

Since  the warm, golden eye looks-which the palette has incredible shadows for- are my favorite, so I decided to stick to that sort of look while incorporating  ‘coastal’ for a pop of Christmas color!

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Let’s Get Started!

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Starting off with a fluffy brush, I dipped into the shade beach read and applied it to my crease.

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Next, grabbing a flat shadow brush, I’m going into the shade mango and applying this all over my lid, focusing more on the inner third of my eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once that’s on my lid, I’m going to go ahead and grab that fluffy brush we used before and blend everything out so there are no harsh edges.

Then, taking a small pencil brush, I dipped back into mango and applied it to the inner corner of my lower lash line.

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Then, grabbing a slightly smaller shadow brush, I’m gonna grab coastal and apply it to the outer corner of my lid

Now with this shade especially, you will build up color a lot easier by using patting motions, rather than swiping the shadow on.

Once that is done, I’m just going to grab that same fluffy brush we’ve been using and blend everything together.

Then, I went ahead and grabbed a small pencil brush and dipped back into coastal and applied it along my lower lash line.

 

 

Once I was happy with how the shadows looked, I just thinly applied some eyeliner, popped on some false lashes and that was the completed look!

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Crease: “Beach Read” Lid: “Mango” Outer corner + Lower Lash Line “Coastal”

I was really happy with how this look turned out yesterday. It was simple, yet beautiful with a fun pop of color!

I hope you guys enjoyed this look! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @julianajawarish or twitter, also @julianajawarish if you recreate the look, I would love to see it!!

Also let me know if there are any looks you would like to see me do here on my blog!

I hope you guys have been enjoying your holiday season, and had a wonderful Christmas yesterday. What was your favorite gift you received or gifted to someone this year? Let me know below!

Xx, Juliana

 

Pageant win! America’s U.S. Miss 2018

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Hey everyone! Wow does it feel good to finally have some time to sit down and write. My July was crazy packed with so many exciting opportunities that I haven’t had time to catch my breath but after a month of fun I am finally able to sit back, reflect, and fill you all in.

Starting with July 10. The day I was crowned your 2018 America’s U.S. Miss!

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America’s U.S. Miss is a system that has held a place in my heart for the past 8 years now. I was just 12 years old when I got on that national stage for the first time. The picture to the left was taken just moments after the final pageant back in 2010. Unfortunately I didn’t walk away with the national crown that year, and although I’m still smiling in that picture, the water works definitely came not long after. I just remember feeling so defeated, yet still so hungry to achieve that goal I had set for myself.

The following years were full of ups and downs. I competed in various pageants, I took some time off, I struggled with personal problems, so much had been thrown at me, and so many things had been changing as I grew older, but one of the things that hadn’t changed, was that goal to get the national title, I just had to figure out how to do it.

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So, 8 years later I decided to give it another try. Becoming the 2018 Miss California U.S. Miss I set my eyes on that national crown again and began preparing for the pageant, which if you read my last blog post, you know that while preparing I was hit with some bumps in the road (literally).  As I was getting ready for nationals, things were going wrong left and right, and I had  moments where I questioned if I could do this and if I should even bother going to nationals. It was a difficult time, and a tough decision but I am so happy with the one I made.

As that first weekend of July rolled around, I got on a plane to Clearwater, Florida and was immediately thrown into a week of fun. From glow parties, fun themed rehearsals, pool parties, beautiful beach sunsets and getting to meet girls from all over the country, I had one of the best weekends of my entire life.

By the time the final pageant rolled around, the happiness and confidence I felt was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before, I didn’t think I could feel any happier, that is until that national crown was placed on my head.

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After 8 years of hard work, stress, tears, and determination I was named your 2018 America’s U.S. Miss and I could not be more thrilled!

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Standing on that stage with my new sister queens, I couldn’t wipe the smile from my face, I don’t think any of us could. I’ve always wanted a sister and as I stood there looking at each of their smiling faces I realized I was now leaving with 6 sisters!

I feel so blessed and excited for this upcoming year and having the opportunity to share it with these beautiful girls and I can’t wait to see what is in store for us throughout our reign!

 

 

It’s been a month now since I was crowned and everything is still sinking in for me. Over my years of pageantry I’ve won some, and I’ve lost some. I had supporters and I had a whole lot of doubters. People that didn’t think I was capable of achieving my goals, but now I can say through hard work and determination, I did it. I achieved my goal. And now, I get to enjoy my reign and work for the next year as your America’s U.S. Miss 2018!

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My April Favorites!

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As I’m writing this I’m just in awe of how quickly 2018 is going by, I mean it’s already May?!? The past month has been so crazy for me between school, work, and all the added stresses that come with being a young adult, but I guess crazy is good sometimes right? (please just agree with me to make me feel better).

I tried a lot of different products this past month but I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5 April beauty favorites!

  1. First Aid Beauty, Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer fileAsset

For a while, I was never really into primers, I just didn’t see a point in them. BUT, this priming moisturizer is heaven in a bottle, for combination skin especially. I always struggled with finding the perfect foundation that wasn’t too matte and dry looking but still wasn’t super dewy. As I was trying to find the perfect finish for my foundation routine I started using this product with my Kat Von D Lock-It foundation, and it was like the heavens opened up and angels started singing because this finish was exactly what I had been looking for! This priming moisturizer gives you that naturally dewy look, and with the matte foundation on top it gives me the perfect mix of matte and dewy in all the right places.

 

2. Tarte, Color Splash Lipstick – in Beach Babe 99f30b678d09e8977f74a9b5c414f969.jpeg

I have been on the search for the perfect nude lipstick for the longest time and I finally found it! I loved this lipstick so much that for the first time I actually went through an entire tube of lipstick before losing it or getting tired of it. The color splash lipstick from Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea collection in the shade beach babe is such a beautiful pink nude color, it applies easily and feels so smooth on your lips.

   3. Too Faced, Glitter POP! Peel-Off Eyeliner- in I’m Half Mermaid

7E0C8822-C017-4FEF-B22F-36D0D5201D91As Coachella rolled around and I sat there scrolling through everyone’s photos with a major case of FOMO yet again. As much as I wish it was acceptable to wear full on Coachella glam to work, it doesn’t really work out, but a little glitter never hurt anyone right? Which led me to use this eyeliner on my lower lash line.  I had bought this peel off eyeliner in the shade I’m Half Mermaid months ago but never used it until this month, and I LOVED it. It applies easily, it’s buildable so you can either have just a subtle liner or really build it up to get the color to pop even more, not to mention, color is beautiful and the glitter is amazing!

  4. NYX, Matte Finish Setting Spray NYX-Matte-Finish-Long-Lasting-Setting-Spray

Like primers, setting sprays are also something that I’ve been iffy about, and questioned whether or not they’re actually worth purchasing. When I’m busy running around all day and working, my makeup would always start sliding and getting shiny especially around my T-zone. I needed something that would keep my makeup in place throughout the day. I’ve had this setting spray on hand for a while now but only recently picked it up again and started using it and I finally remembered why I purchased it in the first place. No matter how much I’m running around, how hot I get, whatever it is, my makeup stays exactly as it was that morning. No shininess, no sliding, nothing. This setting spray is amazing and the fact that it is such an affordable price, makes it even better!

  5. Too Faced Candlelight Glow-Warm Glow Highlighter Too-Faced-Candelight-Glow-Highlighting-Powder-Duo-Warm-Glow-1

I’m a sucker for highlighters! I’ve never tried any Too Faced highlighters until this one, and I was pleasantly surprised. It leaves such a beautiful glow, without being TOO blinding. I mean I’m all for a blinding highlight but sometimes you want something a little more subtle, but not too subtle. I mix both shades in the compact and it leaves such a gorgeous highlight. Too Faced Candlelight glow in warm glow is stunning and it is the perfect everyday highlighter!

These products have been my beauty essentials throughout April! There’s a bunch of other things I tried out this month that I fell in love with too, but if I keep going we could be here all week, so I figured I’d cut it at this top 5.

What products have you been loving? Let me know in the comments!