So I have to say, I am absolutely in love with this bag from Olivia + Joy! I got it a couple of years ago and have been in love with their company ever since! I took it to New York with me because I liked that it had a cross body strap and zipped up! It is super practical and very trendy! I decided to share my purse essentials with you that I take EVERYWHERE with me! I don’t leave the house without everything in this photo!

Wallet: I absolutely love this wallet! Its pink and signature Coach print! Too cute for words!

Business Card Holder: How adorable is this one? I’m obsessed with Kate Spade and when I saw this business card holder on her website I had to order it!

Glasses Case: So if you where glasses, I’m sure you already know that leaving your house without your glasses case is a huge mistake! I can’t tell you how many times I need to take my glasses off and am so happy that my case is ready when I need it!

Mentos: Obviously breathe mints are essential! I have an awful habit of eating them like candy however whenever I am nervous or just craving mint flavor, these are perfect!

Pen: I received this Poppin pen at LuckyFABB in NYC and LOVE IT! It is so fun and bright colored which is easy to find in my purse!

Lip Gloss and Lipstick: Absolutely love these Jane Iredale lip colors they are the perfect way to jazz up your face after a long day at work, so I always have them with me!

Mascara: I wear mascara everyday however, sometimes if I am heading out to dinner right after work I always feel better adding a little bit more! This Maybelline mascara is the best I have found and trust me, I have tried quite a few!

Foundation: One thing I hate is when I have had a stressful day and somehow in the mix I have rubbed off all my foundation! Therefore I have learned to carry it with me so right before a big meeting, or a dinner date I can reapply what I have rubbed off! I highly recommend every woman carry a compact with them. If nothing else you can always use the mirror for getting things out of your eye, which I am constantly doing.

Cosmetic Bag: Now I really don’t like having all this stuff loose in my purse, because it takes forever to find anything! So I carry all my makeup I this bag and it is easy to find and get to fast.  Lets not forget cute the bag itself is!


Purse – Olivia + Joy

Wallet – Coach

Business Card Holder – Kate Spade

Glasses Case – Fendi


Pen – Poppin

Lip Gloss & Lipstick – Jane Iredale

Foundation – Clinique

Mascara – Maybelline Colossal Volume

Cosmetic Bag – Victoria Secret

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So for the longest time people have asked me how I get my eyeshadow to look the way that it does.. I decided a tutorial was a must.  Today I’m going to show you how to recreate this look.

First thing you want to do is cover your eye lids with your foundation. Make sure they are the same color as the rest of your face.
Next find a neutral color that is very close to your skin tone. I like the color Beige from Bobbi Brown, it adds just the right amount of shimmer.
Next pick a base color that you want to use to blend with the other colors you are using.  I went for the traditional smokey eye today. For my base color I used a purple tinted shade from Sephora’s line called Fairy Princess.
I always start shading from the outside corner of my eye and work my way in, next I took the darker shade of purple which is called Fireworks from Sephora’s line and applied it on top of the lighter shade, also starting from the outside in.
Next take your eyeliner and use it across the bottom of your lid and on top, I like to use pencil on the bottom lid and liquid eyeliner on the top.  I used the color black on both lids and both the liquid eyeliner and pencil are from E.L.F. Cosmetics.
Finally, I add some mascara.  Mascara is a really awesome thing, especially if you find the right brand.  I was introduced to Benefit Cosmetics, They’re Real, mascara and have been obsessed ever since!!!
To add an extra finishing touch I used Benefit Cosmetics Sugarbomb blush and some Glossy Gloss lip gloss from Sephora.
This completes my morning eye routine using all these products!
Thanks for reading all about my daily makeup routine. Hope you enjoyed! Have a great day!!
Foundation – Clinique
Eye Shadows – Bobbi Brown, Sephora
Eyeliners – E.L.F. Cosmetics
Mascara – Benefit Cosmetics
Blush – Benefit Cosmetics
Lip Gloss – Sephora
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After having a fantastic weekend in LA, I came home with plenty of food for thought! Everyone is always telling me how much they love my eye make up and I could not be more flattered! Here are some of my favorite color combinations to share!!

This combination is made of green and grey! I started out with a light base, then worked my way up to darker shades.  To top it off I added liquid eyeliner and some drastic mascara to make it complete!
This next look was created from mixing purple and silver.  I started out with silver as the base then added some pretty dark purple on top starting with the sides.  Once again adding liquid eyeliner on top with some amazing mascara and some gorgeous dark lip gloss to seal the deal!
Completed Look!
This next one is using silver and grey to create a gorgeous simple smokey eye.  Liquid eyeliner once again adds some drama and the lip gloss completes it!
Completed look!
This look was created from mixing pink and purple! During the day always remember to keep your look simple and light, at night feel free to spice it up with some dark, dramatic tones!  Don’t forget eyeliner and mascara to make any simple mixture look amazing!
 Completed Look!
These are just a few ways to make some pretty awesome collaborations! Sometimes you just need a little sparkle to feel pretty. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions!
Have a great day!! God bless!
Michelle Signature
Make up:
All eyeshadow: E.L.F.
Liquid Eyeliner: E.L.F.
Mascara: Maybelline Colossal
Lip Gloss: Clinique
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