The library was literally stunning. What incredible architecture! Check it out:
After that, shopping was fantastic - keep your eyes out for new photos on the OOTD page coming soon! Next, I spent a good several hours at B&N looking at books and reading British fashion magazines (Woman&Home was my fave!) and then headed over to The Cheesecake Factory where I kept it classy with a Bailey's-spiked decaf coffee w/ whip! (Followed by a whopping hunk of Oreo cheesecake; it was all very #diabeetus). Time to go on a sugar detox!
And now, I have a surprise for YOU! A bunch of you have been sending me emails asking me what specific makeup brands I would recommend (among other questions, haha!) - so much so, that I've decided the best way to respond is by launching a mini-series of video tutorials on makeup, in general - Cleopatra-style eyeliner, my signature red lip, the "Au natural" look, and so on.
In these videos, I will ony be using the makeup brands I recommend so hopefully this will answer your question in a more hands-on way! Definitely let me know if there is a particular look you want to master (the tasteful smoky eye, anyone!?) and I will upload a video for it!
Today I kept my birthday look relatively low-key, highlighting just my eyes with subtlety-shimmering champagne shadow from Revlon, applying L'Oreal's "Manga" mascara, and rimming both my upper & lower lash lines with Stilla onyx eyeliner.
If you haven't turned 21 yet, how do you dream of celebrating your birthday? For older readers - what are your favorite memories of how you spent your special day?