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Monday, August 22, 2016

Makeup Monday: How to Make Blue Eyes Pop

Copper Eye Makeup How to Make Blue Eyes Pop Easy Summer Makeup Tutorial bareMinerals Nude Lipstick Collection Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Copper Eye Makeup How to Make Blue Eyes Pop Easy Summer Makeup Tutorial bareMinerals Nude Lipstick Collection Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Copper Eye Makeup How to Make Blue Eyes Pop Easy Summer Makeup Tutorial bareMinerals Nude Lipstick Collection Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Copper Eye Makeup How to Make Blue Eyes Pop Easy Summer Makeup Tutorial bareMinerals Nude Lipstick Collection Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger

This definitely isn't the first time I've talked about how much all my blue eyed girls need to invest in some bronze, gold and copper eye shadow and it definitely won't be the last! It's been brutal out there the past few weeks and the intense heat and humidity has made me not want to wear any more than the bare minimum in the makeup department, but after literally two weeks straight of wearing this look, I decided to trade my bright lipstick in for a little bit of coppery eyeshadow and nude lipstick for a change! 

If you aren't wearing bronze and gold and copper shades of makeup in the Summer, I highly suggest you add them into your routine for the next few weeks! They perfectly compliment a tan and highlight all your best features! I often opt for gold or bronze, but saw this amazing copper eyeshadow in my Carli Bybel palette and figured I would give it a chance! I definitely felt a little "girl on fire" while wearing it, but after I saw how much it brought out my blue eyes I was hooked! This extremely simple makeup look just proves that a swipe of eyeshadow in the right color can really transform your whole look, no complicated high skill tutorial or multiple products needed!

How to Make Blue Eyes Pop with Copper Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial:
  1. Prep face with Garnier Clearly Brighter Anti Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer (c/o). Apply Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation with fingers to face, blend around nose with Hourglass Foundation Brush (c/o). Conceal under eye circles with Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer.
  2. Apply e.l.f. Baked Bronzer in Los Cabos (c/o) to hollows of cheeks and around hair line. Apply blush shade 7 from BH Cosmetics Nude Blush 10 Color Blush Palette (c/o) to apples of cheeks and blend. 
  3. Apply shade 9 (middle row, 4th shade from left) from BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette (c/o) on lid. Apply 2 coats of Maybelline The Falsies Mascara. Groom and fill in brows with BH Cosmetics Ultimate Brow Palette (c/o). 
  4. Set foundation with matte shade from bareMinerals Translucent Powder Duo (c/o), highlight cheekbones, inner corners of eyes and under brows with glow shade.
  5. Apply bareMinerals Gen Nude Lipstick in Tutu (c/o) to lips to finish.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Pink Fishnet Nail Art

Pink and Black Fishnet Manicure | Julep Polish Nail Art on Living After Midnite Blogger Jackie Giardina
Pink and Black Fishnet Manicure | Julep Polish Nail Art on Living After Midnite Blogger Jackie Giardina
Pink and Black Fishnet Manicure | Julep Polish Nail Art on Living After Midnite Blogger Jackie Giardina

I didn't start this manicure with the intention of it looking like a fishnet design, but once I finished painting my nails and needed to come up with a name for this manicure I realized that's exactly what this design looked like. Maybe it's the dancer in me, but criss-cross mani just didn't seem like an accurate enough description for this one!

Julep in Amanda c/oKiss Nail Artist Paint in Black

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mid-Century Modern Home Inspiration

Mid Century Modern Living Room Baby Blue Couch
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In the Pinterest world that we're living in there are a LOT of popular decorating styles out there right now, but one that is popping up more and more is clean, simple, minimalistic style. I'm finding that the younger generation more than anyone don't want a fussy, over decorated home and mid-century modern is the way to go if you're into this look.

Mid-century modern style is look that expresses a mood of an easy relaxed way of living. It is traditional by any means and is more straight lines, bold color, perky prints and casual textures. Furniture is usually on the smaller scale and made of light stained wood or molded plastic.

Let's take a look at some different mid-century modern furniture designs:

Mid Century Modern Furniture and Home Decor Inspiration
Here is an Eames chair designed in 1957 by Charles and Ray Eames
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Mid Century Modern Furniture and Home Decor Inspiration
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Mid Century Modern Furniture and Home Decor Inspiration
Sam Maloof was best known for contemporary craftsman style furniture
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Mid Century Modern Furniture and Home Decor Inspiration
Mid Century Modern Furniture and Home Decor Inspiration
The above two chairs were designed by Danish designer, Hans Wegner
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Mid Century Modern Furniture and Home Decor Inspiration
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Mid Century Modern Furniture and Home Decor Inspiration
Mid-century modern upholstered pieces are smaller scale and usually low to the ground
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Mid Century Modern Furniture and Home Decor Inspiration
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As you can see from the photos all of the room have a very sleek style. I'm sure you recognize the style, but didn't realize that this modern "new look" has been around since the 1950s. What's nice about mid-century furniture is that you can incorporate one or two pieces into your home for a touch of mid-century modern flair without committing to the whole look. When adding pieces though remember the look is minimalistic, less is more! And don't forget to have fun with pattern, texture and color, it will absolutely add to the mod style without looking the minimalistic nature of the look!

Mid Century Modern Furniture and Home Decor Inspiration
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Wind Swept

Wind Swept on the Beach | ASOS Black Off the Shoulder Crop Top Patterned Blue Maxi Skirt M.Gemi Gold Sandals Vero Beach Florida Living After Midnite Summer Outfit Fashion Blogger Jackie Giardina
Karen Walker Starburst Sunglasses | ASOS Off the Shoulder Crop Top | similar Patterned Maxi Skirt | similar Blue Statement Ring | similar Gold Earrings | M.Gemi The Schema Sandals c/o (Get $40 off your first pair here)

Sometime the elements are not on your side and if you couldn't tell by these hilarious wind swept photos this was one of those times! It was my last night in Florida, we were on our way to dinner and figured we'd snap a couple photos on the beach before we sat down...bad idea! I swear to god there were hurricane strength winds along the water and my hair and skirt were NOT cooperating PLUS we got eaten alive. But you gotta do what you gotta do and we managed to get a few good shots despite the unfavorable atmosphere, plus I loved this outfit too much to scrap the photos!

Wind Swept on the Beach | ASOS Black Off the Shoulder Crop Top Patterned Blue Maxi Skirt M.Gemi Gold Sandals Vero Beach Florida Living After Midnite Summer Outfit Fashion Blogger Jackie Giardina
Wind Swept on the Beach | ASOS Black Off the Shoulder Crop Top Patterned Blue Maxi Skirt M.Gemi Gold Sandals Vero Beach Florida Living After Midnite Summer Outfit Fashion Blogger Jackie Giardina
Wind Swept on the Beach | ASOS Black Off the Shoulder Crop Top Patterned Blue Maxi Skirt M.Gemi Gold Sandals Vero Beach Florida Living After Midnite Summer Outfit Fashion Blogger Jackie Giardina
Wind Swept on the Beach | ASOS Black Off the Shoulder Crop Top Patterned Blue Maxi Skirt M.Gemi Gold Sandals Vero Beach Florida Living After Midnite Summer Outfit Fashion Blogger Jackie Giardina
Wind Swept on the Beach | ASOS Black Off the Shoulder Crop Top Patterned Blue Maxi Skirt M.Gemi Gold Sandals Vero Beach Florida Living After Midnite Summer Outfit Fashion Blogger Jackie Giardina

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Edgy Red Dress

Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Karen Walker Starburst Sunglasses | Lulu's Your Love Red Midi Dress (out of stock, similar) | ASOS Leather Double Buckle Western Belt | similar Statement Rings | similar Rebecca Minkoff Leopard Clutch | similar Black Strappy Sandals (ONSALE)

I usually keep it casual in the Summer...easy dress, flat sandals, minimal makeup, as you can probably tell by the outfit posts I've been putting up all summer here and on Instagram, but when you have a red hot dress like this hanging in your closet you have to put your "vacation mode" mentality aside for a day and dress up! 

You guys I seriously LOVE this dress! I've been really into shapeless, no-waist silhouettes over the past few months and this is just another prime example of why I love them so much! They work just as well shapeless as they do with a statement belt like the ever so popular double buckle western belt that has been all the rage since festival season! Here's a little secret...the one that everyone has costs about $150...mine only costs $33...so you might as well just add it to your cart now. If you plan on wearing higher on your waist like me I suggest sizing down (I'm wearing a small here!)

Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger

I think having the perfect little red dress is just as important as having a little black dress in your closet. I'm all about the red dress so I may have more than one hanging in mine, but if you're yet to find the perfect one of you I've rounded up some of my current favorites here!

Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Lulu's Red Mini Dress ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt Black Strappy Sandals Summer Edgy Style Playland Rye Westchester New York Living After Midnite Jackie Giardina Blogger
Karen Walker Starburst Sunglasses | Lulu's Your Love Red Midi Dress (out of stock, similar) | ASOS Leather Double Buckle Western Belt | similar Statement Rings | similar Rebecca Minkoff Leopard Clutch | similar Black Strappy Sandals (ONSALE)

Photos: Lauren Lockwood

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Friday, August 5, 2016

The Ruffle Off the Shoulder Top


I know what you're thinking...Jackie hates shorts...well when you get a really cute top in the mail and you want to wear it with skinny jeans but it's 100 degrees on the day you're going to shoot photos you have to make a last minute change. Everyone and their mother has this ruffle off the shoulder top and that usually deters me from wanting things, but this was too perfect to pass up! Plus it's only $15 and is amazing quality for the price!

SheIn Blue Ruffle Off The Shoulder Blouse White Shorts Nude Wedge Sandals Galian Red Handbag Easy Casual Summer Outfit Living After Midnite Blogger Jackie Giardina
SheIn Blue Ruffle Off The Shoulder Blouse White Shorts Nude Wedge Sandals Galian Red Handbag Easy Casual Summer Outfit Living After Midnite Blogger Jackie Giardina
SheIn Blue Ruffle Off The Shoulder Blouse White Shorts Nude Wedge Sandals Galian Red Handbag Easy Casual Summer Outfit Living After Midnite Blogger Jackie Giardina
SheIn Blue Ruffle Off The Shoulder Blouse White Shorts Nude Wedge Sandals Galian Red Handbag Easy Casual Summer Outfit Living After Midnite Blogger Jackie Giardina
SheIn Blue Ruffle Off The Shoulder Blouse White Shorts Nude Wedge Sandals Galian Red Handbag Easy Casual Summer Outfit Living After Midnite Blogger Jackie Giardina

Off the shoulder tops are great for transitioning from Summer to Fall! So just incase you don't already have an array of them in your closet here are few of my favorite affordable options!


SheIn Blue Ruffle Off The Shoulder Blouse White Shorts Nude Wedge Sandals Galian Red Handbag Easy Casual Summer Outfit Living After Midnite Blogger Jackie Giardina
Karen Walker Starburst Sunglasses | SheIn Royal Blue Ruffle Off the Shoulder Blouse c/o | similar Lulu's Statement Rings | similar White Shorts | Galian Red Handbag c/o | Candie's Nude Wedge Sandals



Photos: Lauren Lockwood

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Watermelon Manicure

Watermelon Nail Art National Watermelon Day Manicure Summer Fruit Mani Julep Nail Polish Living After Midnite Beauty Jackie Giardina
Watermelon Nail Art National Watermelon Day Manicure Summer Fruit Mani Julep Nail Polish Living After Midnite Beauty Jackie Giardina
Watermelon Nail Art National Watermelon Day Manicure Summer Fruit Mani Julep Nail Polish Living After Midnite Beauty Jackie Giardina
Watermelon Nail Art National Watermelon Day Manicure Summer Fruit Mani Julep Nail Polish Living After Midnite Beauty Jackie Giardina
Happy National Watermelon Day!! I'm celebrating the only way I see fit...with a pretty epic watermelon manicure (and of course following a watermelon diet for the day). I created this fruity nail art all with a thin nail art brush. Yes it did take a little bit of time and a steady hand, but if you follow copy my manicure exactly you should have no problem recreating it! I was having a hard time deciding what watermelon design to go with, so naturally instead of picking just one I went with a few different designs! Surprise, surprise...I love it!! Not sure how I'm going to top this one, but I'm definitely going to try!

Julep Polish in Riley & Mackenzie c/o | aerie Polish in Pink Lace c/o | Kiss Nail Artist Paint in Black & White

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