This is the only picture I have from New Years. For once, I put my clutch in the corner and enjoyed the party sans camera and phone for most of the night. I bought this Backstage sequin dress last year and didn't have the chance to wear it. Even if I didn't go out, I would have sat on my couch in it.
My friends threw a last minute party at their apartment in the city and I brought them this Veuve Clicquot sardine style tin. I saw it before I received the invite and thought how cool it would be for a gift. Worked out nicely!
You can't see my makeup in my New Years picture... I tried out a few new techniques from a YouTube beauty binge over the holiday break. I go through phases watching makeup tutorials and my latest conquest is contouring (without looking like a toddler took crayons to my face). I found the above tutorial by Maskcara via Julie Leah's Pinterest.
The problem with tutorials is that they can become expensive. I can't complain when a drugstore product is recommended, especially if you are trying something new. I have been wearing this highlighting gel concealer the past few days and love how it brightens up my look, especially in the morning. I would like to eventually upgrade to the YSL Touch Eclat Radiant Touch, but want to get matched properly before I spend the $40. It's been on my wish list for awhile, and now I will know how to use it.
Do you have any favorite beauty channels or tutorials on YouTube? Please share!