Holiday Look with Good Row Clothing

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Trendology Tunic / Zara Coat / Jessica Simpson Boots/ Oak Jeans / H&M sweater and beanie /

The semester is finally coming to an end, one last final today and then winter break! I am so excited for the holidays this year as the presents are piling under the Christmas tree (Sam has outdone himself this year). It’s Mason’s first Christmas with us, and just like during Thanksgiving, I am going to make a big deal out of it.

Style wise, I am all about comfort and layers this winter. We haven’t had much snow in the Cities (which I love), which allows me to layer several pieces, throw on a scarf and somehow still manage to look stylish. I don’t know how this happens these days. I feel like my style game has been off ever since the surgery. My arm still doesn’t fully extend, unfortunately.

Fortunately, I found this Trendology tunic from Good Row Clothing, and it has been my go to piece over the past couple of weeks. There’s been days when I wore the same outfit to classes two or three times in a row. And it only made sense that I built my holiday look around it!

Hope you are all excited for the holidays!

Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette Review

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Today’s palette review will hopefully save you a lot of trouble! To be honest, I’ve never heard of Studio Gear before this Brand Backer campaign, but was willing to try something new! Besides when I see “Smoky” and  “Eye” together in a sentence, I get weak at the knees!

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The four eyeshadow colors seem to be the perfect combo for creating that holiday look. They are very shimmery, and unfortunately because of that, barely stick, even when using Urban Decay Primer Potion (and that stuff is the bee’s knees!) The blush though seems to be a perfect wintery color, is highly pigmented and you need very little of it, otherwise you are risking overdoing it!

Another thing I noticed is that after fiddling with the different brushes and eyeshadow combos for a while, I seemed to be able to create something relatively presentable and holiday like. Though the eyeshadows are extremely flakey and end up under your eyes, so the good way to solve this issue is first applying your eye make up, then the concealer, foundation, BB cream, or anything else of your choice!

So from this…

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I went to this:

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Not too shabby, but I was so tired after doing my makeup, I had to stretch and it felt soooo good!

The search for the perfect holiday palette continues! Have you found yours?

Zhenya

Disclosure: The palette was provided by Studio Gear through Brand Becker in exchange for my honest review and opinion. It’s as honest as it can get here on BeingZhenya.com 😉 

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