The Naturals: Fall Edition

Hello Beauties!

Fall is in the air! And in the trees! And in our coffee. . . And oreos.

But it is also in our makeup! This is a great transitional time of the year and your clothing and makeup can reflect it. Get creative!

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Marin has a neutral, simple makeup that is perfect for this period. What we’re seeing is cool tones in warm associated colors, like brown and plums*. Marin used a natural, light cool-toned brown over her lid and completed the look with NYX Eyeliner in brown. She also wore NYX creme blush in Tearose, which is  soft and subtle. Just enough to freshen up her skin and give her a slight glow. Creme blushers are perfect for a light and natural effect.

To complete this look, Marin used Rimmel London’s Kate Moss Lipstick in 05, which is a perfect transitional lipstick. The trend is dark lips this fall. Using a darker lip with a cooler tone is a great way to slowly grow darker along with the leaves!

This overall look is light, easy, and attainable for everyone. It’s pretty stinking hard to mess up! Stay tuned for a matching Fashion Friday post! Until then…

Pies, Photos, and Polish Polka,

Avery

*Artist tip!

Just because browns, oranges, and reds are associated with warmer tones does not mean they cannot be cool! As well as having warmer, cool colors like blue!

Meet QWERTY Girl’s New Blogger!

Dear Beauties,

If you are an avid reader of this magnificent blog, or follow Marin on social media, you probably have seen my name/face in a few posts. I am the lucky girl that took her to prom, did urban ballet photos, and have done a few videos with her.

I’m Avery Pieronek! Marin asked for me to partner up with her on a few things involving her blog. So expect to see a post from me on Tuesdays, and participation in some photography and other posts with her.

A little about me! I am a freshman at Washtenaw Community College, going in on a full ride presidential scholarship, currently pursuing a degree in Graphic Design with hopes of transferring to Kendall. I am a family girl, and a Michigan girl. I doubt I’ll ever move from this state! Despite my roots being here, my heart is all the way in England with a boy named Ben. Go check him out his blog here.

What I hope to bring to this blog is a different level of makeup. Occasionally I will plug for makeup that I truly feel is worth the investment, seeing as I usually purchase higher end brands from Sephora. While Marin deals with the stuff that won’t break your budget, I will bring you the products that you can invest in without the doubt of whether its worth it!

Not only will I discuss high end makeup, but I will discuss higher end photography and and give you updates on my journey to mastering the camera and how to master the surroundings.

This is still all Marin! I’m just helping to keep the work load down now that she’s all grown up in her senior year. I look forward to becoming a bigger part of her community.

And alike any blogger, I shall sign off Avery style.

Pies, Photos, and Polish Polka,

Avery

How to Ace a Job Interview

Hello Beauties!

Sorry that things have been a little quiet on Qwerty Girl, my WIFI has been switched out and there have been a couple of glitches. Also, college essays are “happening”. Excuses, excuses.

Today I ROCKED this interview for a senior internship and I was so inspired to write this post showing you my makeup, outfit, and anything else I needed to feel completely prepared and ready to kick booty. Let’s get started.

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Whenever you are doing anything job related, ya gotta look professional. So I opted for my Forever21 army green dress and matching heels. I also paired my chunky chain necklace with it because I’ll be interning at an artsy place with artsy people. This necklace is artsy.

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I wanted to keep my makeup simple– I’m not pretending to be twenty-four; what you see is what you get. I used my NYX Shimmer Stick as an eyeshadow, then added my NYX Eyeliner in brown and my favorite Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. The only base I used is the Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream. It applies like a dream and doesn’t look heavy. To finish it off I used my favorite Rimmel London Kate Moss lipstick in 05.

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Now that you look like a true member of the workforce, you gotta be prepared. It’s so, so, so smart to carry a notebook with you. It makes you seem organized, competent, and eager to start your work ASAP. Plus, you never know when you might need to catch a name, number, email, company name, etc. Also have your planner for basically everything. Let’s face it, a busy person like you can’t afford to forget anything.

And that’s all you need! Now go show your true colors, and if the job is the right one they will love you! Keep checking in for a slightly more organized and regular schedule here. Until then…

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin

A Guide To Beautiful Waves Overnight

Hello Beauties!

Waves

I’ve got very curly and frizzy hair that is layered and medium length, so finding an easy way to get gorgeous waves overnight has been difficult. The majority of articles are made for one hair type; long and straight.

So after a lot of long nights searching Pinterest and many trial and errors, I’ve come up with a couple that work very well with my hair. I’ve also included some links for you longer haired folks, but this one is mostly for the short haired ladies! I hope you enjoy!

I personally find that side rope braids work best for layers, but I’ve recently been experimenting with headband curls and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it!

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Learn how to create these curls here!

If this doesn’t work, here are a couple more links for different hairstyles!

Ways To Get Beach Waves

Braids That Get Waves Overnight

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin

My July Favorites

Hello Beauties!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, have I? Well, I had a lot of favorites this month and it only seems natural to share them with all of you! Also, tell me what your favorite was this month!

MAC July Favs

What the what is this concealer and how have I never used it before?! I love, love, love it for natural coverage under tired eyes and whatever spots decide to pop up that day. And no worries — once this concealer is on it isn’t coming off. All day. Plus it smells AMAZING! I don’t get it but I don’t question it either.

NYX July Favs

Once again NYX has outdone themselves with these affordable and very pigmented lip colors. They apply like a lip gloss and then matte in beautiful shades of pinks, reds, and nudes. Even though the color doesn’t last super long, I’ll definitely be grabbing more of these.

Stila July Favs

I picked this up years ago, way before I ever knew what to do with it! Now I’m so happy with the results. A beautiful highlight and contour duo for someone who is going for a more natural look this summer. If only middle school Marin could have appreciated you more!

ULTA July Favs

I’ve been meaning to pick up these beautiful gel liner pens from Ulta, and I’m so happy that I finally got around to it! I’m not a huge black eyeliner fanatic, mostly because I can’t seem to get the same line twice. But these easily bendable and lighter shades have been perfect for whatever look I’m going for. Because no one has time for a messy cat eye, am I right?

July Favs Shea

I love this incredibly natural scent that lasts for hours with the Body Shop’s Shea Mist and Lotion. I wear them everyday, and they are not overpowering at all, which is what I prefer most of the time.

Book July Favs

I’ve only re-read two books in my life; The Run Away Pony in third grade and now this. Even though it isn’t the most amazing book you’ll ever read, something about the historical events tied in with a fictional romance and the adventures between friends, all while in the heart of Paris, gets me every time.

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin