Beauty Tues: How-To Nail Blue Eye Shadow in One Simple Step


Blue is one of those colors I have always loved, but at the same time, it has always been one of those colors I’ve been afraid to wear on my eyes. Who’s with me?


As I have gotten older and learned (some) of the ways of the makeup world, I have had to remind myself that colored lids are okay–I have had to remind myself to get out of my earth-tone comfort zone every now and again for something more WOW and FABULOUS.

So, for this week’s Beauty Tues in celebration of the beautifully blue Spring skies, I am going to show y’all how-to nail blue eye makeup in one simple step.

Now, let’s hop to it! *hit it DJ!*

The VIP trick on nailing blue eyeshadow in 1 step:


Applying colored eye shadows with a damp brush (or use an eyeshadow stick like this one) makes the color stick to the lid + helps keep the hue strong. The trick to this little tip is to follow the crease of your eye (like in the photo above) and apply more “coats” of the dampened eyeshadow to strengthen the richness of the blue. All in all–playing with colors is all in the eye of the beholder–pun intended–and by following this easy step, you will nail the blue lids just like Elton John nailed that song *wink*
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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Beauty Tues: Plummy Fall Lip Color


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

This chilly weather in Northeast Tennessee has me in the fall (and almost Christmas *wink*) spirit! So, for this week’s Beauty Tues, I am going to show off my favorite lip color for fall! Alright, ladies, grab a pen and paper because you might want to take notes *wink*

Plum lips are a fall classic, and I love finding a new shade every season; however, there is one plum hue that seems to win my heart every single year–Lancome’s Hibiscus Pink. The color has a plumy-pink appearance that is perfect for fall, and it makes a great night-out essential year-round. This lip color saves me money, time and stress–it’s a win-win-win. *wink*

Now, without further ado, check out the VIP Beauty Board below + shop my favorite fall lipstick at Net-A-Porter! 

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Lancôme lancome lipstick

What is your favorite fall lipstick? Dish the details on Twitter @AbbyHathorn or Facebook


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

30 Day J.Crew Challenge: All New & All Blue

Makeup: Melissa Atkinson, Lancôme (Belk The Summit)

Hello, my fabulouses! For today’s J.Crew Challenge outfit, I have decided to introduce two new, blue pieces! Oh, I am so in love with this all-over blue hue ensemble…the corduroy cobalt blue pants are perfect for dressing up or down, and the sweatshirt is going to be spectacular for the approaching cooler weather.

If you are just now joining me on this fabulous 30 day outfit challenge…the biggest thing to keep in mind is I only have 12 items from the J.Crew Factory store at The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds, AL to create 30 different looks. To catch up and see all of the fabulous ensembles so far, click here.

Now, let’s see what the all-blue-hue  J.Crew Challenge outfit for today is!

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Sweatshirt: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get a similar look here)

Pants: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

(get the look here)

Shoes: Steve Madden, Belk

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: July Round Up


Hello, my fabulouses! Let’s roundup the month of July fantastically by recapping Weekly Whistles!  Oh…how I love glancing back at outfits of the week each month–it is always fun! So, come on fashionistas, let’s get fabulous!

American Flags, Picnics, & Watermelons:

Read the blog here.

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Something’s Fishy, Jack!

Read the post here.

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A Day At the Salon with Brantley Willis

Read the post here.

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Local Fashion Advantage Hilton Hollis Runway 2013

Read the post here.

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Blouse: Loft, Outlet Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)

Trousers: Deep South Pout (Starkville, MS)

Shoes: Michael Kors

Belt: Anthropologie

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain


Want more VIP Weekly Whistles? Click here for every VIP outfit of the week since the start of the segment! So many wonderful fashions…so little time!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn