Red Lip Makeup Tutorial

Friday, July 29, 2016

Happy National Lipstick Day to all of the lovely people out there! As a girl who loves lipstick, I'm so happy my favorite beauty product has its own national day. To celebrate, I'm back with another makeup tutorial.

I know what you're thinking, "Whoa, it's a video!". I decided to switch it up a little bit. From Bethany Mota to Amanda Steele, I've watched beauty gurus on YouTube for years. I've always wanted to try to make my own videos, but to be honest with you, I was a little nervous. A few days ago, I thought, "What the heck, I might as well give it a try" and this was the result! This is my makeup routine when I wear red lipstick. I'll admit, this video is a tad rough, but hey it's my first one. I think it'll be a lot of fun to make a video like this once in a while, but I'll always post the on here. Oh and don't worry, I'll always be writing on TinyTrendsetter too!

Let me know if you try out this look. I can't wait to make more videos in the future! 

Copper Eyeshadow Look

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hey everyone! I'm here with a little makeup tutorial for you. You know when you have nothing planned for the entire day, so you think, "Hey I'm going to do my makeup and I can actually take time doing it." Well, for me, today was one of those days. And you know what? I love how my makeup turned out and I had nowhere to go (except the grocery store).  It's always the worst when that happens. I don't know about you, but I don't want to waste a good winged eyeliner for nothing. That's why I decided to share with you this eye makeup look that you see below.

This is a coppery eyeshadow look that is great for everyday wear. You can also easily build it up for a night out. Using copper/bronze shades like this is perfect for blue eyes, those colors will make your baby blues pop. Below are all of the steps I used to create this look, however some are optional. 


1. Apply your favorite powder all over your face
2. To add a little definition to your face, use a bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks (just below your cheek bone), your jawline and your nose if you'd like. You can also bring the bronzer up to the temples of your forehead, but I didn't do this since I have bangs. (Optional Step) 
3. Achieve that glow everyone has been raving about by applying any highlighter on your cheek bones. For more of that glow, feel free to apply more highlighter on your cupids bow and bridge of your nose.  (Optional Step).

For the contouring I used my Anastasia Beverly Hills powder contour kit in the shade light to medium. And bear with me on the contour. I'm new at it, so it doesn't look the best yet. 

Eyebrows (Optional):

1. Use a spoolie brush to get those crazy eyebrow hair going in the same direction.
2. Fill in with either a pencil or eyeshadow. I usually use a meter brown eyeshadow, but today I used a basic brown pencil.
3. To even out those brows of yours, use the spoolie brush again to brush through your brows in a upward motion, following the shape of your brow.


1. Use any primer or concealer (that's what I did) to prime your eyelids so your eyeshadow lasts all day.
2. Apply any metallic copper color all over your lid and lightly in the crease. I used L'Oreal's Infalliable 24HR eyeshadow in Amber Rush. This stuff works very well and it's easiest to apply with you finger.
3. To add depth to your crease, use any medium copper/brown colored eyeshadow. I used my L'Oreal Nude 1 Palette, specifically the shade five in from the left.
4. I added a little more depth by applying a darker coppery brown shade to my outer corner and slightly into my crease. Then I blended it all out.
5. For my highlight, I applied the lightest shade from the same L'Oreal palette (far left) to my brow bone and inner corner to brighten up my eyes.
6. It's probably no surprise, but for my eyeliner, I decided to do a cat eye. I used Maybelline's Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner in the shade brown black. This is my all time favorite eyeliner. The bendabe felt tip makes your life 100X easier when it comes to achieving the perfect winged eyeliner.
7. You can't forget to give your lashes a little love. I used my favorite mascara (and pretty much the only one I ever talk about), L'Oreal's Voluminous Butterfly mascara in the shade black.


I kept my lips simple by just applying a lip balm. If you wanted to add color, a light pink lipstick would compliment the copper eyeshadow well.

If you try this look out, tweet me! I want to see it! 

23 Songs You Should Add To Your Summer Playlist

Thursday, July 21, 2016

When it comes to summer, a playlist full of my favorite jams is the perfect way to put me in a good mood. Whether it's for a road trip, a day by the pool or a beach day, I always look forward to making a spot on playlist when the warmer months begin to roll around. I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite songs I've been listening to lately.

1. Vacation- Thomas Rhett
2. Can't Stop The Feeling- Justin Timberlake
3. Me Too- Meghan Trainor
4. Fix- Chris Lane
5. This Is What You Came For- Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
6. Cake By The Ocean- DNCE
7. Hands To Myself- Selena Gomez
8. Bacon- Nick Jonas
9. T-Shirt- Thomas Rhett
10. Confident- Demi Lovato
11. Beachin'- Jake Owen
12. Woman Up- Meghan Trainor
13.  Her Own Kind Of Beautiful- Chris Lane
14. Jinx- DNCE
15. Kill Em With Kindness- Selena Gomez
16. Close- Nick Jonas ft Tove Lo
17. Cool For The Summer- Demi Lovato
18. Cool- Chris Lane
19. Body Say- Demi Lovato
20. Toothbrush- DNCE
21. Me & My Girls- Selena Gomez
22. Good Girls- Nick Jonas
23. Different For Girls- Dierks Bentley

What are some of your favorite songs for the summer? Let me know if any of these songs will be making their way on to your playlist!

Faux-Chella: My dream festival line-up

Monday, July 11, 2016

I'm sure you have heard of the countless Jingle Ball concerts that take place in December, the CMA music fest, oh and a little music festival called Coachella. Many of these concerts have amazing artists play at them, but do you ever wish you could create your own line-up filled with your favorite artists? I partnered with TickPick to create my dream line-up for Faux-Chella.

I love going to concerts SO much. There is something so special about being surrounded by thousands of people who are all connected by the same thing: The particular artist you are there to see and most importantly, music. I dance my butt off and sing my heart out at concerts. I know there is no reason to be worried about being judged by others. Everyone is there for the same reason, so why wouldn't you make sure to have the time of your life? I've always wished I could go to a concert with all of my favorite artists, I mean how amazing would that be? Creating this line-up was a no brainer for me. 

I can't tell you my dream line-up and not give you a reason why I like the artist so much. Below explains it all! 

Taylor Swift: When you go to a T-Swift concert, it is like you're being transported to a magical world filled with silly dancing, adorable costumes, love advice, and lots and lots of confetti. I have been to three of her tours and each one was an out-of-this-world production. What I love most about Taylor Swift's concerts is how she makes them more like a Broadway show. Her concerts are giant productions that intricately show the story behind each of her songs. When I was 16, I told myself that I'm going to go to every Taylor Swift tour, and to tell you the truth, my 20-year-old self still feels the same way. I'm never disappointed! 
Favorite song: Enchanted

Luke Bryan: When I hear Luke Bryan music all I want to do is roll down my windows and drive around on a warm summer day. It's the perfect music for that, trust me! I have seen Luke Bryan in concert twice, and each time was a giant ball of fun. He has that type of feel good country music, which never fails to put me in a good mood. 
Favorite song: I Don't Want This Night To End

Ed Sheeran: He is so talented, I don't even no where to begin. I got into Ed Sheeran's music when I found out he was the opener for Taylor Swift's Red Tour and I've been a fan ever since. I saw him in concert last summer, and it was one of the best concerts I've been to. He played for two hours straight with just a guitar. I've never been to a concert like this before, so it was incredible to see such a stripped down, raw performance. 
Favorite song: Tenerife Sea

Selena Gomez: Maybe it's because she is so relatable or genuinely cares about her fans, but something about her concerts keeps me going back for more. I have seen her in concert three times, but her Revival tour was by far my favorite concert and album of hers. I just find this album and Selena Gomez as a person (well, what I've heard in interviews) to be extremely relatable. When you hear songs that encompass how you feel, it's impossible to turn them off. Selena Gomez's concerts are like a giant dance party. Every time I've seen her in concert I had a blast! 
Favorite song: Rise

Carrie Underwood: I haven't seen Carrie Underwood in concert yet, but it's on my bucket list! She has such an incredible/powerful voice, I think she'd be absolutely amazing live. She has so many country hits, but her album "Storyeller" is my favorite. It is so so so good! I hope I get to see her in concert sometime soon. 
Favorite song: Heartbeart 

Nick Jonas: Well, he was my celebrity crush since I was 11, and nine years (and many Jonas Brother's concerts) later nothing has changed.  I've been a fan of Nick Jonas ever since the Jonas Brothers released "S.O.S" on Disney Channel. Even though I'm still slightly bitter about the band breaking up and canceling their tour, I'm happy Nick Jonas decided to go solo. His album, "Last Year Was Complicated" is really good, I like it a lot more than his first album! I'm actually going to his tour with Demi Lovato next week. Nick Jonas has such a good voice and his concerts never ever disappoint. 
Favorite song: Touch

Demi Lovato: Powerful and strong is how I would describe her voice; it's absolutely incredible. I've seen Demi Lovato in concert quite a few times, so I guess she must be good since I keep going back. Each time I'm always amazed by her voice. Trust me, if you see her live you definitely will not be disappointed. 
Favorite song: Catch Me 

Hunter Hayes: He has to be one of the most talented people I've seen live. I saw Hunter Hayes in concert twice. The last time I saw him, two years ago, he played for two and a half hours straight. He plays so many instruments and all of his songs use an actual band. That's not as common anymore, which is crazy! Go to his concert if you get a chance. Just go. 
Favorite song: In a Song

Sam Hunt: His music is so much fun! I saw him in concert when he opened for Hunter Hayes and he was very good. Sam Hunt actually has written many hit country  songs for other artists. Some of the songs include, "Cop Car", "We Are Tonight" and "I Met A Girl." I thought that was so neat and I happen to like his versions of those songs way better. 
Favorite song: Cop Car

Thomas Rhett: Just like Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett has that feel good country vibe about his music. To me, it screams summer (country music in general does). I listened to all of the songs off his album, "Tangled Up" and there honestly wasn't one I didn't like. I haven't seen him live, but I bet his concert would be very very fun. 
Favorite song: Vacation 

Well, there you have it friends, my dream music festival line-up. Whether you need to sell or buy tickets, be sure to check out TickPick for all of your concert and sporting event needs. A special thanks to them for making this Faux-Chella post possible! 

Your Weekend Getaway Checklist

Friday, July 8, 2016

I'm sure you can tell by now, but I love to travel! So when I was inspired by HomeAway to create a beach essentials checklist, I was thrilled! HomeAway is a website that makes it super easy for you to rent vacation houses, cabins and beach houses all around the world. 

During the summer, I find myself traveling a lot. Whether it be a week long vacation, or a weekend road trip with my friends, I always make sure to bring the five items above (especially if I'm heading to a beach). 

When I'm spending countless hours in the sun, taking care of my skin is my first priority. That's why a lip balm with SPF and Neutrogena's Beach Defense sunscreen is a must--you know this stuff must be great because I managed not to get sunburnt in the Caribbean. Wearing a sun hat is another great way to protect your skin; it's cute and fashionable, what's not to love? While I'm relaxing on the beach, reading is probably one of my favorite past times. I'm always down for a good Nicholas Sparks romance. And lastly, my phone is an absolute must. I use it to listen to music, plus I have to capture those picture perfect moments. 

Let me know in the comments below what some of your travel essentials are! Start creating your unforgettable weekend with HomeAway! 

It's Time to Breakout Your Bodysuit

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The title says it all. Bodysuits are one of the newest trends for the summer. I have actually had the one I'm wearing below for a little over a year, but until now, it saw very little daylight. I got this bodysuit from Forever 21. It was part of a buy one get one free deal for the clearance section. A free bodysuit? I couldn't pass that up.

Some people might be a little weirded out or scared to try this trend, which is totally understandable. You're basically wearing a fashionable leotard.  Since I was a dancer, this is all good news to me. This trend is such an easy way to quickly whip up a top-notch outfit. My favorite way to style this trend is with a pair of high-waisted shorts. This little combo is perfect because you don't have to worry about your shirt riding up all day (thank goodness). And when it comes to clothes, that is probably one of the most annoying things that can happen. I chose to wear sneakers with this outfit, but if you want to opt for a pair of sandals, that'll look just as cute. I kept my accessories simple by adding a small initial necklace. If you want to hop on to the 90s bandwagon, swap out a regular necklace like mine, for a choker. You'll definitely be boho goals by this point.

Bodysuit: Forever 21
High Waisted Shorts: JCPenney
Adidas Sneakers: Macy's
Necklace: Forever 21

Shopping Guide: 

To give you guys a little head start on your bodysuit adventure, I put together a shopping guide filled with various styles of bodysuits. 

1. Forever 21 $10.90    2. Aerie $39.95   3. Free People $58.00

4. Urban Outfitters $44.00   5. Anthropologie $105.00   6. Forever 21 $22.90

Each retailer I chose had a large variety of bodysuits. These are just a few of my favorites I found on their sites. Which bodysuit is your favorite and how would you style it? Let me know in the comments below! 

So what are you waiting for? On your mark...get set...go shopping! 

Winning London

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

During the last week of May, I had the amazing opportunity to go to London, England. London is one of those places I have always dreamed about visiting, so when I found out the fashion department at my school was going, I was instantly sold! I turned my deposit in and then the year long wait began. When May 25th rolled around, I was beyond excited! Plus, what can be better than exploring one of the biggest cities in Europe with your friends?

Day 1:

Technically, our first day was traveling, but that's boring and there isn't much to talk about there. When we landed in London it was Thursday morning (8a.m. to be exact). Running on about two hours of sleep at most, my body was telling me, "Caitlin. Sleep now." However I knew I had to keep going. After quickly dropping my luggage off at the hotel, I went over to an area called Covent Garden. This area had so much shopping, it was really neat to walk around. My favorite part was a hidden gem just down an alley way off of Coven Garden. No, it wasn't a creepy alley way, it was an adorable area known as Neal's Yard. There were tons of cute boutiques, bakeries and extremely colorful buildings. I've never seen anything like it before.
After a little shopping, my entire group went to a fish and chips dinner. I think this is the one thing you have to eat when you go to London. It was yummy. So after dinner my friends and I went back to the hotel. Yes, it was only about 7p.m. but I almost fell asleep during dinner (that actually happened). So, it was time for bed.

Day 2:

During my second day in London, everyone started it off at Windsor castle. Let me tell you, this castle was HUGE. I thought it was just going to be a regular castle you walk in and out of, but man was I wrong. The detail and decoration in the castle was absolutely stunning. The whole castle itself was amazing. We walked through the rooms, saw the changing of the guards, and got to briefly explore the surrounding town. Who knew there was a whole town with stores and places to eat around the castle?
Next on the agenda was a bus tour of London. I got to see all of the typical touristy things, like Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, and West Minister Abbey. After that, it was time for even more shopping. This time I went with my friends to Oxford Street to hit up some store there. If you ever get the chance to go to a Primark, DO IT! This store is the epitome of fast fashion. It is like its own world that sucks you in and doesn't let you go until you buy something. There is so much clothing here and it is all so cheap. We also went to Selfridges, one of the most well known department stores in London. Sadly, I couldn't afford anything, but it was fun to look around. For our last shopping adventure, we had to go to Victoria's Secret. Nope, not to buy anything, but to see Taylor Swift's dress she wore in the London Victoria's Secret fashion show. It's on display at the store, you can touch it and it's so cool--major fangirl moment.

Day 3:

Saturday was our third day in the city, which meant Portobello Market was happening. We got up early to go right at 10a.m. This is a mixture of a flea/vintage market that takes places every Saturday in Notting Hill and it's popular between locals and tourists. I loved looking around here and I even bought a few rings too! It was such a cute place to shop around and the crepes that the street vendors made were delicious.
After the market we headed over to meet with Jacque Azugary, a fashion designer based in London. The entire group I was with was able to go to to his store. He told us about his journey in the fashion industry, what made him wasn't to pursue fashion, and even even held a little Q&A. My favorite fax he told us? He was good friends with Princess Diana and he was able to design a few gowns for her. The gowns are on display in the store and they are gorgeous.
When we were done meeting with Jacque, it was time to shop. That's right, more shopping. My friends and I went to Liberty of London and Harrods, the two other big department stores in London. I was amazed by the size of Harrods, just like I was at Windsor Castle. We didn't even make it to all of the floors in Harrods. There is also a food hall in Harrods. It is extremely high end food and desserts, but you can practically get any kind of food you want; it's crazy! We also decided to go check out Saville Row. Saville Row is the street where bespoke tailoring first started. Since all of the suits created here are custom made, they cost thousand's of dollars; how insane is that? After dinner, we went on the London Eye and sunset. It was so beautiful. If you go to London, you absoluelt have to go on the eye. The view it probably one of the best views you can find; you'll see everything. And coming from someone who doesn't like ferris wheels at all; it's not scary one bit. This was probably one of my favorite things I did on the trip. 
Day 4:

My fourth day in London was cold. I checked the weather and saw it it was supposed to be 70 degrees that day. So silly me thought, "I'm going to wear a romper and sandals and everything will be great." No. It never reached 70 degrees and I was freezing all day. But other than that, the day was great! The first thing we did was go to the Tower of London. The history behind this place is crazy. We got a tour and saw the crown jewels. After we were finished here, we went to the Victora and Albert museum.
This is another really big place (that seems to be a theme in London). So we didn't have time to look around the entire museum, but we did make it to the fashion and the theater exhibit. Those two exhibits were really neat and I'm so glad I got to see them since they're two of my favorite things.

That night , my entire group went to the musical, "In the Heights." I saw this show once before, but how it was performed this time was extremely different. The stage was in the middle of the room and the audience was on the two sides. I've never seen a show performed this way before; it was so interesting! I'd recommend seeing the show, it was super entertaining and the music was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (the writer of "Hamilton").

Day 5:

The fifth and sadly our last full day in London. However, the good thing was that the entire day was a free day. My friends and I decided to venture out to Kensington Palace. After a little mix up on the tube, we made it there in one piece.  It was so amazing to get to see the palace, and the gardens surrounding are incredible. The gardens went on for miles and miles; you could honestly spend an entire day here. We ended up renting bikes, which was so much fun! This was probably one of my other favorite activities I did in London. It was so simple, but it's not everyday you can ride a bike around Kensington Gardens.
After spending more time than planned (that's a good thing though) in the Gardens, we went to Tower Bridge. At Tower Bridge, there's a catwalk across the top that is glass. You can look down and see the River Thames below you. Now I know what you're thinking, "Isn't that really high and extremely scary?" Well, yes and no. It isa high up, but it isn't scary at all since you're in an enclosed space. I'd definitely recommend trying it out. You can people watch from up above, so how cool is that? 

The week I spent in London was absolutely incredible. I had experiences I couldn't get anywhere else, and made memories I'll never forget. I'd describe London as a mix between New York City and Paris. London has the history behind it like Paris does, but there are many parts of it that are more modern, which feels like you're walking down a street in New York City. Plus, not having a language barrier is a huge bonus. I'd go back to London in a heartbeat.
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