April 20, 2016

glow from within

In honor of 4/20, I decided to discuss something that I know gives us all a natural HIGH… 😉  H I G Hlighters + make-up!  Purchasing make-up, getting it done, doing our own and even following a million beauty related social media pages.  We’re all guilty of it.  I’m quite positive that we are all infatuated with beauty products that make us glow….. highlighters.  If I ever had to sit and count all my highlighters/glow products, I wouldn’t.  I’d just go buy some more.  I am so OVER dark cat eyes + heavy strip lashes with HEAVY & visible contour lines.  Maybe it’s just me, but I’m so into fresher looks.  Dewy skin, soft highlighted features, glossy lids & nude lips.  I think this look is THE LOOK.  So subtle and timeless for ANY occasion.  Especially the biggest one of all, your wedding.  Take a look below at some absolutely flawless work I’ve come across.  What do you think?



Make up by Samuel for my glow above, and Natasha Denona for this stunning look below.


Ania Milczarczyk is the QUEEN of glowy, dewy make-up.  She is based in Australia. (I literally want to go, just to have her do my make up!)


I used MAC’s strobe cream to get this vivid glow.  I love this product!

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My stunning best friend Nare below, she did her own make-up and stunned per usual.


This is probably one of the best smokey eyes I’ve ever seen, A M A Z I N G! Again by Ania.


JUST PERFECT.  Gives me a HIGH just looking at her.




My current glow routine includes these two fabulous products.  Check them out and let me know what you all think!

Charlotte Tilbury Bar Of Gold

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Hope you all enjoyed today’s high!



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April 21, 2016
Hi Mary! Just wanted to say that I am loving your blog. Would you please do a post on all your favorite make up products? I want to go shopping on Saturday and would love to have your guidance. I'd really appreciate it!! Keep the great posts coming
    Mary Michelle
    April 21, 2016
    Hi Elina! Thank you so much! Yes, I definitely will. xoxo
April 21, 2016
Loved this post! I just ordered that highlighter. Can't wait to use it! Do you have any tips on how to make the highlighter stay longer?