Monday, May 23, 2011

Everyday Bombshell

I love date night for two reasons - it's a great excuse to wear a short dress and flirt with my husband.

Exhibit A: Short Dress

I've been all about short dresses so far this spring. I used to think I was too old or too heavy to wear a short idea why. But I'm breaking out of that frame of mind, in a big way. I'm also all about nude sandals with those short dresses because they make my legs look extra long.

Exhibit B: Flirty Makeup (no way Dan can resist this!)

In addition to a gardenia-inspired headband, I pulled out a new shade of eyeshadow to create an easy smokey eye. I primed my eyelid, which is a really important step when wearing massive amounts of dark eyeshadow. Then I patted a peacock green shade on my lower lid, right up to the brow bone. I blended the green shadow just a little over that brow bone, then dusted a pale taupe over my entire lid to diffuse the color a little. I lined my upper and lower lashlines, the followed up with two coats of mascara. Though a smokey eye often sounds intimidating, this one was so easy. I was out the door and on my way to dinner in less than 10 minutes.

The Outfit:

Alfani ruffle-necked surplice dress- Macy's (via Stephanie)
Pearl earrings - York Jewelry
Gardenia headband - Target? (maybe?)
Nude sandals- Jessica London

The Makeup:
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick (in Sand) Corrector, Concealer & Sheer Cheek Tint in Raspberry (on lips and cheeks)

Mark Please Hold Eye Primer (in light/medium), Scandalash Hookup Mascara (in Blacklash)& I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Peacock (green) and Whisper (taupe)


  1. Love the cute touch in your hair!! I like to step out of my conservative box on date night as well...even after 24 years!!

  2. wow lovely dress/hair! You're gorgeous!

  3. I would say, especially after 24 years Pam!

    And thanks, Willing- so glad you're here and commenting. :)

  4. Love the hair and dress! How fun! =)

  5. HOTTIE! you look amazing. i hope you had a great night!

  6. How cute are you. I need me a new lbd. Love the ruffles

  7. You are so beautiful! Your makeup is perfect! And that dress is the bomb! :)

  8. I don't think I've given primer enough respect/credit when it comes to my eyes.

    You looked smashing which is nothing new!


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