MAC Giftcard Giveaway

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Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a great week so far! Not having class on Monday was amazing!! I got to spend my day in Asheville doing my favorite thing… SHOPPING!! I got some awesome new stuff that I hope to feature on the blog next week!

So a great group of Instagramers and I teamed up to do an awesome giveaway in honor of fashion week! We are giving away a $500 Mac gift card, how amazing is that? You definitely don’t want to miss out on this one! Be sure to check out my Instragram @aqueencitygirl for all of the details! Thanks for stopping by!

-XOXO Chloe

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Daily Makeup Essentials

Today I just wanted to share with you my every day go to make up routine and products that I use. Please excuse the bad hair and goofy looks on my face in some of the photos, my roommate and I couldn’t stop giggling while she was taking these pics.

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First, I put on moisturizer and this Clinique moisturizing gel is my go to lately. Then I put a face primer on, especially in my dry areas. The Smashbox photo finish is soooo good!

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Finding a foundation that not only keeps my face from getting dry but also moisturizes it was a hard task! I found two that I really love and great for dry skin, Estee Lauder Double Wear and MAC Longwear.

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I have recently become obsessed with contouring. I have tried several different contour palettes and this Kat Von D one is by far my favorite. The Anastasia palette is also a great one.

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Blushes are something that I don’t tend to use a lot of and if I do the colors are very light but I do love this palette that I got from BH Cosmetics. MAC has great ones too!

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I use this Bare Mineral Eye Brightener before my contour and I put a ton of it under my eyes. I have natural dark circles under my eyes so this product is essential. MAC’s paint pot is a great eyeshadow primer, I have been using it for years and I swear by it.

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I LOVEEEEE eyeshadow even though my skills on how to properly do it are still a work in progress. I have the first two Naked palettes and I love them, I have been using them for years. About six months ago I was able to score the Jaclyn Hill palette by Morphe and I am seriously obsessed. It is bomb!!!

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Next, is the infamous eyebrows. Thanks to my friend who is amazing at makeup, I have learned how to do them pretty well and some great products to use on them. Anastasia Beverly Hills has the best eyebrow products, I currently use her brow wiz and pomade in the shade soft brown. Just a tip, my eyebrows are what I would consider medium to dark brown but the soft brown shade is plenty dark enough so shade down from what you may think is the correct color.

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Lipstick is another one of my makeup obsessions. MAC is definitely my favorite, I literally have 10 different ones and the collection is definitely going to keep growing. Midi Mauve is my most favorite color and I also love the Viva Glam collection for fall.

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MAC is also my go to brand for liners. I am OBSESSED with the shade Soar, it goes with almost any color and blends so well.

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Eyeliner, especially the top is something that I struggle with. For my bottom eyeliner I use MAC in the shade Feline. For my upper eyeliner I use Stilla’s ‘Stay All Day’ liner, its great for drawing wings.

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I have naturally long eyelashes so I mainly just try and use a mascara that makes them more full not longer. I absolutely love the Two Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara, it is amazing. I also use this double sided L’Oreal but I only use the white side which has a primer. For a non expensive brand it is a really great product.

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Whenever I am finished with all of my powders I add this Laura Mercier translucent powder to the top of it to help it last longer. The powder doesn’t change anything color wise to your makeup, it just sets it. For a highlighter I use this Bobbie Brown Shimmer Brick.

Yes, I am wearing my pajamas but I am obsessed with them. I purchased them from Nordstrom during their semi annual sale they had a few weeks ago. They are a great price point! I hope you enjoyed this post, please feel free to leave any questions in the comment box below. Also, don’t forget to check out my Instagram @aqueencitygirl

-Thanks for stopping by!

-XOXO Chloe

Instagram Lately

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope everyone is having a fabulous week! Fashion week is approaching and I am sooo jealous of everyone who is getting to attend…. Sadly because of school I wont be ūüė¶ . Life has been crazy busy lately so I haven’t had any time to do any photo shoots lately so today I am sharing some more of my Instagram favorites.

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A mirror shop while at the mall this weekend! Wearing a LOFT cardigan, Banana Republic top, Vigoss jeans (Nordstrom), and Tory Burch bag.

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Got a fresh mani… and am in love with white nails!! Ring is from David Yurman, watch is Fossil, and bracelets are Alex and Ani.

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In LOVEEE with these Target shoes! I have been loving the Chanel ones for a long time but just can’t afford to pay that much so when Target came out with dupes I was soooo excited.

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Time to get back in shape for his girl! Bikini season is approaching way too quickly!! Top is Under Armour and Pants are Old Navy.

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I’m not usually a selfie person but I decided to take one this past weekend because I tried a new makeup routine and I was in love!! Hoping to share it with everyone either Friday or sometime next week!

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-XOXO Chloe

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Instagram Roundup…..

Happy Hump Day everyone!! Hope your week is going well!! Mine has been completely chaotic, all of my school work seems to fall in the same weeks…. 1 major test, 3 quizzes and 2 papers due this week! Anyways, today I am sharing a few of my favorite looks that I have posted on Instagram lately!

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Top is Crown and Ivy from Belk. Sweater is Vineyard Vines. Jeans are Loft and boots are Hunter.

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Top is Page6 Boutique and Jeans are American Eagle. Watch is Michael Kors. Bracelet & Ring is David Yurman.

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Top is Hudson from a local boutique. Vest is ChicWish and Jeans are Nordstrom. Booties are Anne Klein from Belk. Bag is Chanel (soooo in love). Jewelry is the same as above.

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Top and Sweater are BP brand from Nordstrom. Jeans are Vigoss from Nordstrom. Boots are Hunter. Bag is Rebecca Minkoff and jewelry is the same as above. Phone case is Tory Burch.

-Thanks for stopping by!

-XOXO Chloe

-Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram!

-YouTube Channel coming soon!

Makeup Essentials

Terrible Tuesday is a good way to describe this day! To start off, my alarm did not go off this morning so I was almost late for class and looked like a complete bum on the first day of my classes. Definitely not a good start! And from that point on, the day was just a complete struggle!! But anyways, I decided to share some of my beauty favorites with you today. I use everyone of these products on a daily basis and they are part of my everyday essentials, hence the title of the collage.
-So first is the MAC pro long wear concealer, it is amazeballs!!! It has great coverage but looks very natural at the same time.
-Next is the MAC lipsticks. They are my absolute favorites, they literally last me ALL day. Some of my favorite colors right now are Rebel and Viva Glam 1.
-The Anastasia palette is next. I just got it last week and haven’t gone a day without it since. It is perfection when it comes to contour and highlighting.
-The Naked palette is something that I have been using for several years now and use it almost everyday. I am all about earth tones when it comes to eye shadow so this palette is perfect.
-“Better than Sex” mascara is something that I also just recently discovered and I will swear by it. I have naturally long eyelashes and this mascara gives my eyelashes the perfect fullness that they need.
-Last is the stippling brush (which is less than $10) and the Nars brush are my favorite brushes. The stippling brush I use for blending concealer and for highlighting. The Nars brush I use for contouring, its especially perfect for the cheek areas.
Makeup Essentials

Nars cosmetic
barneys.com

Mac cosmetic
$26¬†–¬†johnlewis.com

Mac cosmetic
bloomingdales.com

Mac cosmetic
$23¬†–¬†selfridges.com

Makeup brush
$18¬†–¬†boots.com