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

Gap Top Challenge: Outfit 9, In a Sea of Chairs

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the Gap Top Challenge!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news…but this is the last outfit of the VIP Gap Top Challenge *sad face* Now–before you ruin your mascara, I have some FABULOUS NEWS! Kicking off September 1st, the VIP is bringing back the J.Crew Challenge! Ahh! Can you believe it?! Starbucks’s PSL is back and so is the VIP’s J.Crew Challenge. *wink*

Now, as I go through photos from today’s photo shoot with my photographer, y’all take a look at the last Gap top outfit + the details :) 

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Top: Gap

Skirt: Delia’s

Scarf: Gap

Heels: Kork Ease, Belk

Ear Cuff & Bracelet: Beadsoul

Necklace: BluKatDesign 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Gap Top Challenge: Outfits 6, 7, & 8 via Polyvore

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the Gap Top Challenge!

TGIF! A fabulous Friday calls for a fabulous outfit challenge *wink*
For this Gap Top post, I took three of my favorite Gap tops on Polyvore and paired them with cute bottoms + accessories to create three different outfits that are perfect for campus, coffee, and date night!
Now, while I go binge out on this marathon of Friends, y’all take a look at the outfit details!

Gap Top Challenge: Outfit 6, Coral Is the New Black

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the Gap Top Challenge!

Instead of “Orange is the new black”, I say “Coral is the new black”…simply because orange is not a very flattering color on me *wink* 

I love this particular Gap Top Challenge outfit because it can easily be dressed up and down in a snap! I sported this top on campus today with a long BluKatDesign knob necklace and Vans sneakers, then I dressed it up with some bright mint kitten heels and an infinity scarf for coffee! Wowza! Who would have thought that such a simple coral tee would have so much style versatility *wink*

Now, while I go gear up for for the long weekend, y’all take a the look at the awesome outfit details of the sixth VIP Gap Top Challenge :)

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Tee: Gap

Shorts: Target

Scarf: Gap

Heels: Nine West, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Bracelet: Beadsoul

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Gap Top Challenge: Outfit 5, I Want An Adventure

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the Gap Top Challenge!

When I arrived at Northeast State this morning, I was awed by the vista. The sun dancing over the blue mountains in the distance was pulchritudinous…it made me crave going on an adventure rather than sitting in a classroom *wink*

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So, in celebration of the wonderful view I had this morning, I decided to dedicate this lovely Gap top outfit to adventure *clinks glass* here’s to adventure (and a long nap)! *wink* 

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Top: Gap

Shorts: J.Crew

Heels: Target

Bracelet: Beadsoul

Necklace: BluKatDesign

#NoPictures #IWasn'tReady *wink*
#NoPictures #IWasn’tReady *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn