Guest Post: Winter Wonder with Up The Rollercoaster

Hey Lovelies!
Great to see you again! I’ve been cozying up my home for winter. What do you do to prep for winter?
There’s no better way to kick off the season of sharing than with a guest post. This month the CBB Network’s theme is “Blue and Silver or Winter and Ice” – that’s right. Things are getting frosty up in heeerrre. Burr. Say “hello” to Jodi from Up the Rollercoaster!


Hi there! I’m Jodi and I blog over on Up the Rollercoaster. I am so thrilled to be on Exquisitely Chic today sharing my winter-inspired makeup look! This is a super simple look that is easy to replicate, but might just help get you inspired to write some holiday cards. Or at least burrow under a blanket with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Mmmmm.


For this look I did my base as I normally would – prime, conceal, foundation – and then added just the slightest touch of Breathless from Tarte’s Pin Up Girl palette. I complimented the pinky-beige blush with L’Oreal Paris’ Juliannes Nude and filled in my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Powder Duo in Soft Brown. I tried to make my brows look as caterpillary as possible to add a bit of weight to the face and, well, they do look cozier, don’t they?


up the rollercoaster silver blue winter makeup


The eyes are wear the real magic is for this look, but it’s still so simple. You only need two eyeshadows – a base of a silver, such as Joe Fresh’s Twinkle, followed by a chocolate brown shade in the crease for some definition. These shades are pretty easy to find in any price range, but I used the darkest brown from Essence’s All About Nude palette. I added some light to the inner corner of the eye and the brow bone with NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk before going in with Wet n Wild’s Mega Liner in Indigo Blue*. This liquid liner is perfect for a thin, close-to-the-lashes line like I wanted, and it’s so easy to wing out. The wing is so easy to accomplish with this liner – I continued mine out at the same angle as the lash line just slightly to add a bit of oomph.


up the rollercoaster silver blue winter makeup


Once your liner has set, curl your lashes and set them in place with some dramatic mascara – I used my favourite, Make Up For Ever’s Smokey Extravagant Mascara. Add a fuzzy sweater (ugly Christmas ones are my favourite) and you’ve got your dash of winter that might just justify your hot chocolate craving. (Though really, do we need a justification?)


Other Products used:
– Benefit’s That Gal Primer
– Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer Kit in Cool Sand
– NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
– bareMinerals READY Foundation in Fairly Medium

Thanks so much for having me Cassy! This was an absolute blast! <3


Thanks for dropping by Jodi! As for you, you beautiful readers… be sure to visit Jodi’s blog and take a look at all her fun makeup looks. :)

Julep October 2014 Black Magic Collection

Hey Lovelies! Today I’m going to show you the contents of my Julep October 2014 Maven Box! I know it’s late, but so are the boxes half the time. So, let’s get going.

Julep October Black Magic Collection

October’s Julep Box was probably my biggest and best yet. I loved the whole collection and quite a few of the add-ons so I loaded up my box and got some freebies as well!

Julep Black Magic Collection Maven Box

I wish I actually used the discount codes that they give us in the box. But I rarely purchase beyond my monthly box. This is how other beauty bloggers have out-of-control collections of nail polish. I don’t think I can even handle mine half the time. I can’t even imagine what Kalyn Lord’s looks like….

I opted for my chosen box: Classic with a Twist. Which included two polishes (Logan and DeAnn) and the Night Shift sleeping mask.

I also opted for the following add-ons: Dana, Misti and the Black Cat and Chevron nail decals.

October Black Magic Collection

For getting three or more add ons I was also sent two bonus polishes. Not too shabby for a total of just over $30.

Top from Left to Right: DeAnn, Misti, Logan
Bottom from Left to Right: Catrina, Karmen, Dana

Femme Fatale Lashes!

Hey Lovelies!

Femme Fatale False Lashes

I am so excited to share these awesome lashes with you. They are elegance incarnate – truly. I have never seen such beautifully packaged, fantastic lashes in my life; and I’ve tried some pretty awesome lashes. (more…)

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