Turning My Life Into a Pinterest Board // Beauty.

I mentioned recently in a post about my daily makeup routine, that I don’t really wear a lot of makeup. What I didn’t mention was that, not only am I extremely lazy when it comes to makeup, but I can’t remember the last time I did anything with my hair either! I wash it, air dry it, and sometimes push my sunglasses up to keep my bangs out of my face. When it comes to a beauty routine, I’ve been content with a slick of eyeliner and a brush through my hair as I run out the door. And while I don’t want to change my quick, nonchalant routine too much, I am ready to experiment and try a few new things.

Looks have always been important to me. I try to look put together and have a fresh face whenever I go out. Leaving the house with greasy hair, no makeup, and sweats has literally never happened before. I have taken pride in and like the fact that I put effort in my appearance. But I’m ready to take it up a notch. Now that I am starting my career in T-minus five days, I want professional and classy to be my everyday look. While brushed, straight hair and minimal makeup looks presentable, I want something chic and sophisticated as my new routine.

I hope that these handful of goals will help me reach a stylish middle ground of simple and fashionable.

French braids.
If there was one look I’d wear my hair in everyday, it would be a french braid. If I could just my french braid my bangs, framing my face, I’d be in love. If I could french braid my whole head, I’d be over the moon. I love the look, it’s so practical yet elegant. I just can never seem to get the hang of it. Although, giving up after three frustrated attempts every few months is not the way to learn. I am making it my goal to really try and practice french braiding my own hair until I get it. It’s not impossible, I just need to put time into it. And now’s a better time than ever.

Winged tip liner.
Even though I want to shake up my makeup routine, I don’t want to force myself to slather on every product in the book. I’d first rather aim to learn something I really want and that isn’t too outside the box for me. So I decided that my goal for evolving my makeup routine is to learn how to create a perfect winged tip eyeliner look! I adore this style but have always been too afraid and lazy to practice it. With my already firm dedication to eyeliner, I figured this would be a great but simple way of stepping up my makeup game and transforming my look.

Nail care and art.
This year I was able to break my 15 year long habit of biting my nails. I’ve been so happy to paint my nails (and if I say so myself, I’ve gotten pretty great at it) all the time recently, but my overall nail care has been lacking. I’m aiming to take the extra time to practice shaping, painting, and adding details to my nails that I normally don’t bother with. I’m proud of finally having them, might as well make them look their best!

Experiment with new styles.
As mentioned above, I don’t really have a style for anything beauty related. I’ve tried using products for both my face and hair with not a lot of success. But I always gave up extremely fast. If my braid wasn’t beautiful the first time around, I’d give up. If that lipstick made me look like a clown, I guess I’d never wear lipstick again.
I want this whole season to be full of adventures in every aspect of my life. If I want to try out that lip stain or crazy nail color, I am going to give it a try. And if I actually want to achieve a look, or style, or braid, I’m going to encourage myself to keep at it until I’ve got it.

Ohhh, I’m so in love with all these pins. Long, red, styled hair, and natural, pretty makeup, with long, black elegant nails? I just want all of it. And with patience, practice, and motivation, I will!

— Brey

25 thoughts on “Turning My Life Into a Pinterest Board // Beauty.

  1. I wish my nails looked as pretty as the last ones.

    I really need to look into the winged-tip liner. I also have a lot of pics pinned of nail art (and used to just have fun with polish in general) that I need to get back to. No time like the present, right?

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  2. Having worn makeup since I was in the middle school I figured my only daughter would follow suit. Guess what? She doesn’t want to. It’s getting easier to accept she just doesn’t like it. Natural can be beautiful:) Thanks for the post.

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  3. I just learned to do french braids this year, and I had NEVER been able to master it so definitely don’t give up. I find starting at the crown to be the easiest, and just keep adding little portions of hair to each third as you go. It can help to practice with your head hanging over the edge of the bed because it saves your arms if they’re up there for a while! Lol. X

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  4. I too have phases where I feel it’s a necessity to wear makeup, then I fall off. Same thing with changing my hairstyle! I’m often discouraged when I have trouble pulling off the same hairstyle I watched come together on Youtube, or pinterest. It can most def become frsutrating! Thanks for the reminder to remain patient! I’ve grown to love challenges 🙂

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  5. Wow! The “liloo” fingernails w/gold is exquisite, if I may say so! Not knowing, I’m curious about just how difficult that would be for you to do on your own, or would you simply go to someone else? Just curious … but that style is really aesthetically appealing, in my humble opinion!


  6. Look at you growing up and stuff! 🙂

    If I have any advice about trying new makeup things, I’d say give it more than one quick try. Specially lip colors. I have often found that a new color shocks me a bit so I don’t just try it then remove it. I give it an entire day or maybe two before deciding. Often I warm up to the color/texture and end up loving it after the initial OMG no! gut reaction.

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  7. I’m constantly styling my hair into some kind of braid and found that YouTube helps a lot with hair tutorials. I’ve learned to do French, Dutch, fishtail, and Elsa braids by watching the videos. It might help you learn some new hairstyles! 🙂

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  8. French braiding my own hair feels next to impossible, but doing other people’s hair is so easy. Empathy and luck to you in that endeavor! Selling Mary Kay has forced me to experiment with makeup more than I ever did before. It’s fun, and like anything else, practice makes perfect 🙂

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  9. I just got over biting my nails too! Still working on painting them though, for some reason I just can’t make it through a nail painting session without smudging at least one of them hahaha. Good luck with the nail art – those designs look gorgeous!!

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