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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Got a Secret, Can You Keep It? Maskacara Makeup

 Happy New Year and week after Valentine's Day you guys! I am so excited to be able to hop on here and start fresh with you and Carnation Dreams. I know I previously said I would be posting more, but of course, life happens. BUT, my word for this year is growth, and that is what I will focus on with this blog. Sooooo yeah, I gotta be honest - I've been hiding something that is a beauty game-changer, you guys. And it recently dawned on me that although I have been sharing about it on my other social media accounts, I haven't here. So I'm coming clean today yall! 

Here it is:
1I've been exclusively using a new kind of makeup called Maskcara Beauty
Have you heard of it? Girl, I am obsessed!
2. I love this makeup so much, that I've decided to become a Maskcara Makeup Artist
There it is y'all. That's my secret! Now you may be wondering: What does it mean to be a 'Maskcara Makeup Artist'?
 Let me spill the tea sis:
  • First of all, it means that you're going to be seeing a lot more beauty/makeup posts on my blog and Instagram/IG Stories. I figure that I already share about other brands on my IG, so why not share about Maskcara right? I'm super excited to dive more into this Maskcara makeup content because I know you all will love it too. While I don't consider myself a makeup expert by any means, I do like to feel pretty/slay, and I use makeup to help me achieve that. 
  • Secondly, being a Maskcara Makeup Artist also means that if YOU are ever interested in trying out the makeup for yourself, I can hook you up! Yep-I sell this makeup now! So you get a flawless face, AND YOU! AND YOU! Can you tell how excited I am? Foundation can be tricky to match your skin tone, so I'd help you find the right shade and obvi answer any Maskcara Makeup questions you have.

The photo at the top of this post is my everyday makeup look (aaand how I look without any makeup on. Those dark circles are no joke yall). You guys this takes me 5-7ish minutes to put on, which is one of the things I love about Maskcara. It is so quick! I used to never bother with trying to contour/highlight because it took so much extra time. It was certainly not part of my everyday makeup routine! Not anymore!

I also love that the Maskcara Makeup look ends up being very natural. It doesn't look cakey or heavy. If I want it to be a bit more full coverage, I just use a tad more product and that takes care of that. Plus the fact that it evens out my skin tone and makes me look like I got an additional 5 hours of sleep is a plus!

Here's exactly what I have on my face in the 'After" pic:
Face: Maskcara HAC with the shades Mango, Amber, Indigo and Pearl. One of the coolest things is that you can create your custom palette to mix and match the exact color combo that you want. You can even buy these as singles if you want as opposed to an entire palette! Let me know if you need help finding your shade. 
Cheeks: Masckara Lip & Cheek in Grapefruit (obsessed with this stuff). Again, you can buy the blush or anything else as just singles. I also love the Nude blush and often use it on my lips as well!
Lips: Pink Grapefruit (again)
Eyeshadow: I don't have any eyeshadow on in these pics but I have been using a bit of Maskcara's illuminator in Pearl on top of my eyes for an extra awake look.
Brushes: I got this entire look using the 30 Second HAC Brush from Maskcara! If I want to add a bit more blush I use the Blush and Bronzer Brush. I then use the IIID Perfector Blender and blend it all in. I am obsessed with all of these brushes you guys, especially since they are all double ended. And for the price, you literally cannot beat them. 

Below are some more before/after pics to demonstrate how bomb Maskcara makeup is. This stuff is seriously like a filter!


One other exciting thing guys: we are looking to build our team of Maskcara makeup artists! If you love makeup and beauty products and don't hate the idea of working from home and earning a little (or a lot) of extra cash, shoot me an email at and let's talk about it! As I've already mentioned, you do NOT have to be an existing makeup expert to slay at selling this stuff. I am case in point of that! No formal makeup education required- just a love for helping other women look and feel confident in their own skin..enhanced by gorgeous natural makeup.
Let me know what you think of what I've shared today in the comments below. Don't forget to let me know what kind of makeup posts you want to see! Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

Look Details: Similar Dress here | Cardigan here | Similar Bag here and here | Shoes here | Hat here and here  |  

Its Christmas in July yall! Or at least it feels that way 😁 If you have been on Nordstrom's website or even on IG you have probably noticed the countdown to the yearly Nordstrom Anniversary sale
I had no idea about this sale until recently and was in total shock thinking of all the money I could have saved in the past! I think what really intrigued me about this sale is the fact that everything that is going to be highlighted in the sale hasn't even hit the shelves yet (virtual and in-store)! These are all fall clothes, shoes, home decore, accessories and more! Plus the discounts are available for a limited time so dont let FOMO hit you! Let's talk details:
When You Can Shop
How You Can Prepare

If you are not regularly cleaning out your closet every season now is the perfect time! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is the ideal time to buy basics like denim, sweaters, gorgeous boots etc. I suggest looking at the catalog if you need some outfit inspiration as well. Another thing I suggest is highlighting items in the catalog to keep an eye out for as things tend to sell out quickly. Knowing what you need is a great way to prepare for the sale. 
The Nordy Club
  By applying for a Nordstrom credit card you will be able to earn 3x the amount of points from your purchase, unlock exclusive member benefits as well as earn a $40 bonus note when you are approved. For more information about being a card holder click here.
Why should I check out the sale early if I don't have Early Access?

Girlfriend! This is literally a shopping hack that you gotta take advantage of. You can easily add items to you wishlist on so they will all be there July 19th when they are available to the public! I plan on actively posting on here as well as making helpul drop-down tab of items from every, shoes, beauty, accessories and home.
Have you shopped the Anniversary Sale before? Let me know in the comments below and as always, thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, July 4, 2019

July 4th Outfit Inspiration

Look Details: Similar Dress here | Sunglasses here here or here | Earrings (recently sold out) but similar here or here | Shoes here | Similar Bag here or here
Hey Darlings! Can you believe that we are in the month of July? Heck, the 4th of July is days away! I know how much you guys have been enjoying my outfit inspiration posts, so I thought I would create one for the upcoming holiday. I love any excuses to wear the color red (or pink) so I really had some fun putting together some outfits for you. Plus, I thought I would even throw in some ideas for your mini-me who likes to dress up!
I have made sure that all of these pieces are not only cute, but super affordable! Nothing feels worse then seeing an outfit and then gasping at the retail price right? #ineedtowinthelottery I also hope that these outfit choices can also inspire you to look through your closet and discover some pieces that you already have (cute blue jeans, denim jacket, red dress or top etc). I also made sure to include some accessory pieces that will add that perfect splash of color that will tie together the patriotic look.
For You 

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Your Mini-Me
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |
  I hope that this post gets you excited because you are going to look absolutely amazing at your family Bar-b-que, picnic or even just sitting in the living room with people over (or not 😉)