Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Outfit of The Day: Boyfriend Jeans and Leopard Socks..

I've been obsessing over my new boyfriend jeans. They're so comfy and can be styled so many ways! Today, I decided to layer up this look with some cozy knits and funky socks.

*Tip- Layer feminine or edgy jewelry to dress up a teeshirt and jeans

*Tip- Slouchy knit sweaters add a comfy casual vibe. Layer with a fun graphic tee.

*Tip- Wearing heels instantly dresses up boyfriend jeans. I love wearing wedge booties! Roll up the cuffs of your jeans and layer with a pair of funky socks! I coordinated the light pink of my shirt and bracelet with the light pink in the leopard print socks. Details pull an outfit together! 

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Details: (click the link to shop the product)

Tee Shirt- Target

Sweater- GAP

Jeans- GAP

Pendant Necklae- Mickey Lynn

Bracelet: Belle And Blush

Socks- Target

Shoes- Target (last year)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Old Glamour, New Take. - Outfit of The Day

Sweater: Forever 21

Skirt: W By Azwell

Tights: Target

Shoes: Target

Necklace: LOFT

Initial Earring: TAI

Bag: Forever 21

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette and Jordana Black Liquid Eyeliner

Lips: Lipstick Queen St. Bare Nude

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Outfit of the Day- 90's Throwback

Tee Shirt: Forever 21

Denim Shirt: American Eagle

Skirt: Forever 21

Tights: Target

Necklace: LOFT

Boots: Arturo Chang

Lips: Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Brat Pack

Friday, October 17, 2014

Makeup Of The Day- Chocolate Bar Smudgy Smokey Eyes


Hey everyone! Today I created a smudgy smokey eye using my new Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. I'm obsessed with this palette and the possibilities of color combos are endless! I absolutely love this kind of soft smokey eye. It's so flattering and not too over the top- I'm sure you know what I mean...I paired it with a peachy pink cheek and soft nude lip. I plan on doing a video tutorial on this look,  but for now- here's how I got the look: (more pictures below)


1. I primed my eyes with Nars Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Primer.

2.  Rimmel Scandal Eyes Pencil Liner in Black

  • Applied to the waterline and upper lash line and smudged out for a smokey effect. 
  • I did eyeliner first so I could soften and blend it with the shadow. This makes it easier to get a soft, blended effect.

  • I first used the cream, white chocolate, all over as a base and highlight color.
  • I used the shimmery champagne,  Marzipan, on the center of the lid.
  •  To create depth, I used the warm shimmery taupe, Hazelnut, on the inner and outer half of the lid. 
  • I used the light matte brown, Salted Caramel in my crease to blend. 
  • I used the dark brown, Triple Fudge, in the outer corner and the outer part of my lower lash line.
  • I also smudged Hazelnut under my eyes, bringing the color pretty far down to created a very smokey look. I used a bit of the shimmery gold on the inner part of the lower lash line- just to keep it from looking to dark.
4. Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte
  • I applied this super shimmery ivory color to my inner corners to brighten and open up my eyes. I love doing this with any look, but I think it especially pulls together a smokey eye.
5. Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof Mascara


1. Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin in 1.2
  • Applied with a Beauty Blender for an air brushed  finish. 
    2.  Concealer: Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Light 18

    3. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

  • I only powdered my nose, chin and forehead, where I get extra shiny. I wanted the rest of my face to remain dewy/glowy.

1. Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
  • I used a fluffy tapered brush to lightly contour and add some warmth to my face.
2. Nyx Blush in Peach

  • I love this color for a  light peachy-pink pop on the cheeks.

3. Highlight - Lorac Perfectly Lit Powder in Spotlight

  • This highlighter creates a very soft-focus golden glow.


1. Lipstick Queen Lipstick in St. Bare Nude

  • My current favorite nude lipstick. Not to light. Not too dark. Super moisturizing. 

2. Rimmel Stay Glossy Lipgloss in Non Stop Glamour

  • One of my favorite nude lip glosses! It's a gorgeous golden shimmery gloss that looks so beautiful over any nude lip.


1. Anastasia Brow Whiz Pencil and Brow Powder.
  • I first create the shape with the pencil, then intensify the color with the powder.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Makeup of the day: Peachy Blues


Hey everyone! Today I thought I'd do a quick makeup of the day post! Just a simple break down of the products I used to achieve this look. The shirt and jewelry I wore really inspired the color scheme: peachy tones with a hint of blue (in the eyeliner). I hope you guys enjoy this and let me know if you'd like to see more "makeup of the day" posts! (more pictures below)


  • I used the shimmery champagne,  Marzipan, on the lid and a variety of the matte browns in crease for a super simple neutral eye.

2. Winged Eyeliner: Jouer Liquid Shimmer Eye Liner in Fox 
  • This liner is a super dark blue-grey. I love the color because it's just a little softer than using black, and gives a less harsh look. The blue tone in it is so unique. I applied a thick line across the upper lash line, keeping it thin in the inner corner and then winging it out on the outer corner.
3. Nude Eyeliner on Waterliner: Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude
  • I applied the nude eyeliner to my water line to brighten my eyes and make them seem more wide and open.


1. Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin in 1.2
  • Applied with a Beauty Blender for an air brushed  finish. 
    2.  Concealer: Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Light 18

    3. Powder: Kevyn Aucoin Powder Foundation
  • I used a powder foundation (instead of a translucent setting powder) to add more coverage. I used it lightly so it wash' t too heavy.


1. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

  • I used a fluffy tapered brush to lightly contour and add some warmth to my face.
2. Too Faced Sweet Heart Blush in Peach Beach

  • I love this blush for a glowing cheek look. The color is very subtle, but it adds a beautiful warmth to the complexion.
3. Highlight From the Chocolate Bar Palette

  • For the highlight on my cheekbones, I just used the highlight that's in the chocolate bar palette. I love it- it's a very unique pinky sheen that instantly lights up your face.

1. Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No. 3

2. Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Tender

  • These two lip products, layered together, create a really pretty nude-peach lip.


1. Anastasia Brow Whiz Pencil and Brow Powder.

Have a great day! Tag me on Instagram @beautyandbananas and let me know what your makeup looks like today! ;)


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The 5 Minute Bronzed Beauty Look

Everyone loves to look like they just rolled out of bed looking like a glowing bronzed goddess, right? But let's be real- for most of us that just doesn't happen. Sometimes we just need to get out the door in five minutes- but actually want to look put together. These products are my favorite to achieve that naturally glowing look! Here's how to:
Step 1: Apply a tinted moisturizer for sheer, natural coverage and concealer under your eyes or any blemishes you need to cover.
Step 2: Use cheek product that can do 3 in 1: blush, bronzer, and highlight. I love the Too Faced Sweet Heart Blush in Peach Beach. Apply it using a fluffy brush all over the cheek area. Instant glow!
Step 3: Sweep a light, shimmery cream eye shadow all over your lids. I used this one by Makeup Forever in #13 because it's waterproof, so it doesn't need an eye shadow primer. It brightens your eyes and lasts all day!
Step 4: Use a bronze shadow stick to line your eyes. Apply it thickly and blend it out. This will add a soft, smokey shadow effect. It's great when your in a rush, because it doesn't have to be perfect. I love the Too Faced Bullet Proof Shadow Liner in Mink.
Step 4: Apply mascara. A must. And fill in your brows, if needed.
Step 5: Apply a sheer pinky-nude lipstick. I love this Lipstick Queen St. Bare Nude color because it's so moisturizing!
And that's it! My 5 minute, 5 step "bronzed beauty" look! Perfect when you need to look glowing and get out the door!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pumpkin Blueberry Protein Pancakes

This is one of my favorite protein pancake recipes! Pumpkin and blueberry are just amazing together!
This recipe is the same as my Mini Coconut Flour Pancakes, except using pumpkin instead on banana. Protein pancakes are great healthy alternative to the super sugary, carb loaded breakfast favorite. Trust me, you will not miss them once you have this recipe in your life! Here's how to make them:

(serves 1)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used Perfect Fit)
  • 2 Tbs. coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  1. Whisk together your wet ingredients: egg whites, pumpkin and almond milk.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the protein powder, coconut flour, baking soda and spices. (You could really just be lazy and blend all the ingredients in a blender. I usually do that. Lol)
  3. Now stir in your "flour" mixture to the wet mixture. Stir in the blueberries.
  4. Cook on medium low heat, a few minutes each side. Be careful when flipping!
  5. Add toppings of choice! I used walnuts (healthy fats! great for your skin!) and Walden Farms maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts: (not including walnut topping)
239 calories
3 g fat
22 g carbs
10 g fiber
28 g protein 
7 g sugar

I hope you enjoy this pancake recipe! Let me know if you try it out by tagging me on Instagram @beautyandbananas and use the hashtag #beautyfood!

Lots of Love,