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Gold and rose


I attended the HAHMP gala, which awards scholarships to Hispanic students in Houston. It was one of the many perks of working at my new job. I rarely attend formal events, so I had the pleasure of putting a spring evening look together since I knew a majority of people would be dressed in black. I was right.





Dress: Ruche
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Forever 21

I instantly fell in love with this dress when I saw it online. I regularly browse Ruche’s new arrivals section and have had this dress sitting in my wishlist, unsure of when I would ever buy it. I’m glad I did because the soft pink stood out among the sea of black and red and made me feel radiant.

As for makeup, I found my well-loved yet somehow recently neglected Chanel eyeshadow in Emerveille. This is another recommendation from Missglamorazzi (can you tell that I love her?) and I’m so surprised it made its way out of my rotation. I broke up the shadow so that it can be used as a pigment, its creamy texture allowing me to dab it on with my finger.




From left to right: LORAC Pro Palette, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 4.0, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 5, Chanel Long Wear Illusion Eyeshadow in 82 Emerveille, Smashbox Photo Ready Primer, NARS Eyeshadow Base, Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked, Starlooks Eyeliner in Obsidian

I also have very sad news to share with you all. My Urban Decay lipstick in Naked, as shown above, BROKE. Its poor little neck snapped in half and I had an emotional breakdown minutes before leaving for the gala. This is my favorite lipstick, and though it was near the end of its life, it was taken from this world too soon. I am in need of a speedy replacement during this time of mourning.

Good thing there’s a Sephora 15% off sale going on right now. Aw yiss.

Have a great Sunday and thank you for reading.