MAC Cosmetics Greenluxe Velux Pearlfusion Shadow | MUA Brtittney Moore

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Makeup isn’t exactly my forté, and I always seem to struggle with trying something other than varying shades of brown and cream. I do the same look day-in and day-out, and to be honest…I have gotten bored with it. So, in search for something new and fabulous, I went to my friend Brittney Moore, who is a MUA at MAC cosmetics, for some professional makeup help. Bless! I need all the help I can get *wink* 

Brittney and the VIP chatting about lipstick hues.
Brittney and the VIP chatting about lipstick hues.

A little backstory–Brittney and I became friends through the Mass Communications department at Northeast State, and everyday in the media lab, I would have fits over Brittney’s #flawless makeup looks–asking question after question about products, application, and general makeup tips. She was always super sweet and answered all my questions, and I knew I had to have her doll me up!

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While chatting makeup with Brittney at MAC in Belk in the Johnson City Mall, I stumbled upon the MAC Greenluxe Velux Pearlfusion Shadow palette and fell head-over-heels! Who knew the VIP could love makeup that wasn’t nude?! *wink*

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The “green-ish” hues were definitely a step outside of my “skin-tone” comfort zone; however, with Brittney’s help, I discovered I don’t have to live such a boring life with my makeup–even though I am not a trained MUA.

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Brittney gave me tips about which colors went where on the lid, how to apply, certain brushes to use, and the list goes on and on. After a short and sweet makeover, I left MAC being able to repeat exactly what Brittney had done. GOODNESS! Don’t you just love it when you can replicate your makeup or hair after leaving an appointment *happy dance*

Check out the amazing before and after look below:

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#flawless

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HUGE and special thank you to my dear friend Brittney for playing with my makeup for this week’s Beauty Tues. If you’re in the Johnson City area, stop by the MAC station at Belk in the Johnson City Mall and ask for Brittney! She is THE best and the most #flawless *wink*

P.S. Big congrats to Brittney for graduating with her Public Relations degree this December from Northeast State. She will be continuing her education at ETSU in the spring.

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The products to create the look:

  • Greenluxe Velux Pearlfusion Shadow (shop it)
  • Satin Del Rio lipstick (shop it)
  • Technakohl Liner in Risqué (shop it)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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30 Day J.Crew Challenge: 2 looks in 1

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Hello, my fabulouses! I am skipping ahead a week to celebrate the First Day of Autumn! Come on, who wants to wait until September 22 to celebrate one of the best seasons of the year!  Oh, the weather is magnificent, and the this outfit is absolutely fall-tastic! So, let’s celebrate autumn a week early with today’s J.Crew Challenge 2 looks in 1. Now, it’s time to get fall-bulous!

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V-neck Tee: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Flannel Shirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Skirt: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Scarf: J.Crew Factory, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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Shoes: Vans (VIP DIY)

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Abby Hathorn

A Fun Day at Belk The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama

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Makeup: Melissa Atkinson, Lancôme (Belk The Summit)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Belk The Summit

One thing this VIP fashionista absolutely loves to do is shop! Where is one of my favorite places to shop? Belk, of course! What modern Southern Belle does not enjoy the one-stop-shop experience at Belk?! You can get fabulous shoes, apparel, accessories, fragrance, and makeup all in one spectacular store–talk about perfection!

Now, I want to share with y’all some of the magnificent things I found at Belk The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama! Come on, y’all! It is time to get fabulous!

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If y’all could see my closet…y’all would see how much I absolutely adore purses. So, when I stumbled upon these artsy gems by Brighton….I immediately added them to my Birthday Wish list. Hey, two months is not too far in advance to start blowing out the candles wishing for fashionable birthday presents!

To learn more about these stunning Brighton bags, please click here.

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Looking for a new way to add some pizazz to my summer-to-fall transition makeup, I stopped by the Lancôme counter where MUA Melissa Atkinson made me look like I was ready to hit the runway at New York Fashion Week! I absolutely love the color combination on my eyes–the bright blue liquid eyeliner is a true wow-factor that isn’t too overpowering. Stop by the Lancôme counter at Belk The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama to get dolled up just like the VIP…or get the wonderful makeup artists to create you your own snazzy Fall 2013 makeup look!

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The Donald J. Pliner shoe selection at Belk The Summit is truly a fashionista’s dream come true! I was so infatuated with Donald’s fall shoes that I just had to pick my top five to share with y’all (as seen in the slideshow above).  Speaking of Donald J. Pliner…

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You are cordially invited to join renowned shoe designer Donald J. Pliner at Belk The Summit this Saturday, September 14 from 10AM to 2PM to learn about the latest trends and styles in shoes. I hope to see all of you there! *BIG HUGS FOR EVERYONE*

Belk The Summit

Women’s Shoe Department

221 Summit Blvd.

Birmingham, Alabama

For more information, please call (205) 968-4200

To shop in your cute PJs, visit www.belk.com!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Designers, Dog Treats, & Vines

IMG_6301 Well, hello there, VIP readers! It has been a super busy week for me between studying for exams and meeting  fabulous and terrific people and designers at Gus Mayer in Birmingham, Alabama! It was such a delight to meet and interview designer Gene Kargan of Lola and Sophie–whose blouses are so versatile and super flattering! I absolutely cannot wait to blog about the spectacular sun yellow Lola and Sophie blouse I got! Ahh It is so so SO cute!

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The VIP and designer Gene Kargan of Lola and Sophie with our precious furbabies Mattie and Sophie!

Guess who else I met?  Come on…take a guess!  No, I did not meet Ellen DeGeneres…although that would be a dream come true…Don’t you just love her show! IMG_6349 Okay…no more guesses because I cannot contain my excitement any longer! I met and chatted with renowned Polish fashion designer Karolina Zmarlak! Oh, fashionistas! Karolina has a fabulous and strategic eye for creating sophisticated clothing that make women feel confident and empowered.

Sneak Peek! This was before the horrid poison ivy incident....
Sneak Peek of the “vine” incident…

This is just a sneak peek of the VIP’s week…I do not want to spoil all of the fabulousness! Phew, it has been a busy week. After I post this blog, there is much more work to be done! Three videos to make, interview blogs to write, photos to edit…oh, speaking of editing photos…there was actually a minor…well, major issue with the “vines” photo shoot as it has been labeled at the Hathorn house…At the end of the day, it was totally worth it! Whoa…I just remembered I have exams next week! Note to self: Study and make flashcards.

Makeup: Jonathan Shalon Ballard
Makeup by Jonathan Shalon Ballard
Mattie striking a pose at The Summit! She sported my vintage pearl necklace and crochet flower from StephieGknits!
Mattie striking a pose at The Summit! She sported my vintage pearl necklace and crochet flower from StephieGknits!
Sophie (doggy of Lola and Sophie) adored all of the attention at Gus Mayer!
Sophie (doggy of Lola and Sophie) adored all of the attention at Gus Mayer!
I am so in love with Karolina Zmarlak's Fall/Winter 2013 collection! It is so sleek and chic!
I am so in love with Karolina Zmarlak’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection! It is so sleek and chic!
Thank you Shalon, baby, for making my makeup beyond fabulous! Stop by Gus Mayer in Birmingham, AL for a glamorous experience! What fashionista does not love finding new fashion pieces and getting a new makeup look?!
Thank you, Shalon, for making my makeup beyond fabulous! Stop by Gus Mayer in Birmingham, AL for a glamorous experience! Clothes and makeup…does it get any better?!
Even Mattie loves shopping trips to Gus Mayer!
Even Mattie loves shopping trips to Gus Mayer!

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Lovely puppy treats at the Lola and Sophie trunk show! All of the shoppers enjoyed bringing their furbabies along for a shopping spree!
Lovely puppy treats at the Lola and Sophie trunk show! All of the shoppers enjoyed bringing their furbabies along for a shopping spree!
Treats by Generation Dog: Where Dogs Are Family!

Phew! What a week it has been! Now, time to go work on interview blogs, videos, photos, and of course, studying for exams! Stay tuned for more sneak peeks on the Facebook page! IMG_6388

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Shoes: Gus Mayer at The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama
Shoes: Gus Mayer at The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn