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Monday, April 30, 2012

mark. Makeup Monday: Bright Eyes

Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Bright Eyes
Green & Sparkle & Lashes O MY!!
Had a little fun playing with mark.'s New Hamptons Keep It Going Shades! Last week I spiced up a smokey cat eye with some blue eyeliner on my waterline...this week its all about turning your plain brown shadow on its head & adding a swipe of bright turquoise liner along your lower lashes!

I wish I could give you a justified reason for this "just in the nick of time" mark. Monday Post, but I can't! All weekend I literally did nothing. If you follow me on Twitter you know that my weekend consisted of watching an obscene amount of movies, starting some DIY bracelets, eating the most AMAZING Lobster Roll from a food truck & for some ridiculous reason - breaking out all of my O.C. DVDs to watch ((I've already watched 18 episodes in 2 days. Seth Cohen will always be my dream BF)).

Hope your weekend was more exciting than mine!
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Bright Eyes
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Bright Eyes
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Bright Eyes
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Bright EyesLivingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Bright Eyes

As always its mark. Monday & all the products I used to create this look are mark.!
  1. Moisturize skin with mark. For Goodness Face Moisturizer & prime your face with Primed for Perfection Face Primer to prep skin for foundation. Using a Foundation Brush apply Min-A-Real Foundation to entire face. Apply Conceal for Real to any blemishes. Set the foundation with Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder.
  2. Using the Flat Eyeliner Brush apply the brown shade from Keep It Going Longwear Liner in Naturalist on entire lid then apply the green shade along lower lashes. Apply iMark Eyeshadow in Tiki over gel shadow on lid & blend into crease. Apply 2-3 coats of Lash All You Want Mascara in Black to upper and lower lashes. (I added Ardell Accent Lashes to outer corners of eyes.)
  3. With the Angled Couture Brush apply Bronze Pro in Pro Glow to hollows of cheeks.
  4. Finish by apply Gloss On Lip Gloss in Sunset Beach to lips.
Bright Eyes
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Bright Eyes
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Bright Eyes
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Catch of the Day

Livingaftermidnite - Catch of the Day
Well what do you know...ANOTHER coral outfit!
Haa who cares...its Spring...I should be wearing as many bright colors as possible right?!

I never thought I would actually love a midi skirt but this one is perfect! I love the color, the fact that it can be dressed up or dressed down and how it just falls perfectly! The first time I wore it was with a chambray shirt & hate to break it but this probably won't be the last time you see me in it! Is it bad that I'm already planning cold weather outfit with it (black tights and booties with an awesome sweater ~ here I am dreaming of cold weather because of a skirt ~ its a sickness I swear!)

More important lets more on to my Current Obsession: Straw Clutches...anyone else? Especially loving the the gold turnlock on this one. Its just one of the multiple Hamptons Limited Edition items mark. just released! Can't wait to show you the other awesome pieces!
Livingaftermidnite - Catch of the Day
P.S. Guess what I'm doing today...PROM MAKEUP!!! Yep skipping out on work to play!
Lots of pictures up next week!! Follow me on Instagram (@jackiegiardina) I'll be posting all day!
Livingaftermidnite - Catch of the Day
Top: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohls (Similar), Necklace: BaubleBar, Skirt: mark., Clutch: mark. Bracelets: Forever 21 (Similar, Similar), Ring: Forever 21, Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohls (Similar)
Livingaftermidnite - Catch of the Day

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tickled Pink Glitter

Livingaftermidnite - Tickled Pink Glitter
Like Monday's mark. Makeup Monday post I was inspired by an image I found on Pinterest for my mani this week! I loved the way they used the chunky glitter in the photo to the right and immediately knew I had to do it, but them Emily from Cupcakes & Cashmere instagrammed this photo (below left) of her wedding mani and I was dying for a pale pink...so I just combined them together!!
Emily's mani is definitely my kind of Wedding mani (not like I'll have to worry about that anytime soon)!
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Livingaftermidnite - Tickled Pink Glitter
Livingaftermidnite - Tickled Pink Glitter
Tickled Pink Glitter
Livingaftermidnite - Tickled Pink Glitter

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Floral Swing

Livingaftermidnite - Floral Swing
I love how everyone is mixing stripes & floral together in outfits. It was a little too cold for a fun floral skirt so I opted to wear my floral on my feet!! & how adorable is this "swing" top! Definitely the best of all my striped purchases (I told you I went on a striped shopping spree).

& my BaubleBar Twitter Plate finally came in! Longest 5 weeks of my life but its finally here!! I'm so glad I got it in rose gold. My nameplate is silver & my initial necklace is gold so my decision was pretty easy! I've been really into rose gold lately & my collection is slowly growing + I love the way it looks with navy!
Livingaftermidnite - Floral Swing
Livingaftermidnite - Floral Swing
Livingaftermidnite - Floral Swing
Top: LOFT (Similar), Twitter Plate: Bauble Bar, Necklace: Fossil, Bracelets: House of Harlow, Express, Bauble Bar (Similar) & Noir via HSN, Purse: Forever 21 (Similar), Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Steve Madden (Similar)
Livingaftermidnite - Floral Swing

Monday, April 23, 2012

mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso

Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso
I've had a seriously unhealthy obsession with Pinterest for the past few months (like I'm sure all of you have) & I'm always "pinning" my favorite makeup looks, nail art & outfit for inspiration & this mark. Monday was inspired by the image I found on Pinterest below!

I'm always looking for fun ways to spice up my eye makeup. Whenever I wear liner on my waterline its usually black, for a super cat eye look, or white, for a bright eyed look. I've worn colored liner once on my waterline but it didn't come out nearly as striking as this!

mark. just released 2 new Keep It Going Longwear Liners on Friday & I couldn't be happier. The 2 new duos are fun and bright and perfect for Spring/Summer & fit right into the "Hamptons Collection" of products mark. just released!! After I tried these longwear, no smudging, gel liners 2 years ago I pretty much said good bye to pencil liners & my blog is definitely a testament to it (I'm almost always wearing my thick cat eye liner). Check out the entire "Hamptons Collection" here & shop it on my eBoutique.


Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso
As always its mark. Monday & all the products I used to create this look are mark.!
  1. Moisturize skin with mark. For Goodness Face Moisturizer & prime your face with Primed for Perfection Face Primer to prep skin for foundation. Using a Foundation Brush apply Min-A-Real Foundation to entire face. Apply Conceal for Real to any blemishes. Set the foundation with Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder.
  2. For your eyes apply color 2 from On The Dot Neutral Palette to entire lid & along lower lashes. Using a thin eyeliner brush apply the black shade from Keep It Going Longwear Liner in Entourage along upper lashes. Then apply the blue shade from Keep It Going Longwear Liner in Paradiso on your waterline. Apply 2-3 coats of Lash All You Want Mascara in Black to upper and lower lashes.
  3. With the Angled Couture Brush apply Bronze Pro in Pro Glow to hollows of cheeks.
  4. Finish by apply Gloss On Lip Gloss in Sunset Beach to lips.
Paradiso
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Makeup Monday: Paradiso
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dermalogica

Livingaftermidnite - Apothica
New FAV Product Alert!!!

I first received a sample (& by sample I mean giant bottle that after 2 months I'm still not done with)  of Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant in my February Birchbox. I read the back of the bottle and was totally skeptical, "powder formula...mix with water." A powder exfoliator...how is that going to help my skin?

Boy was I wrong! This "rice-based powder formula micro-exfoliates dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter." This product is SO gentle, yet SO effective!!! My skin gets irritated and red extremely fast and I can only use traditional exfoliators 2 or 3 times a week. I can use Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant DAILY!

Every night I remove my makeup, wet my hands and add some powder. I apply in circular motions on my entire face, especially around my nose (my trouble area!). Wash off & pat dry! Believe me your skin will look "smoother & brighter" in no time! Serious miracle worker! 
Livingaftermidnite - Apothica
Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant is $50 for a HUGE bottle!

& because Skin Care Rx is AMAZING you can save 20% on ALL Dermologica Products bought on their site from now until April 22! Just use code: DERMAP20

I'm dying to try the entire Dermologica line of skincare products so I'll definitely be picking up something during this promo!!!

What are some of YOUR must have Beauty Products??

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fashion that Sticks

Livingaftermidnite - Kiss These Goodbye
I have to say I was really hoping I'd love these Kiss Nail Dress Strips I received in my Influenster Love VoxBox. You know me I'm a sucker for all things nails - polish, designs, strips, glitter, anything - so when I these strips arrived I thought the way they combined designs & jewels was adorable!

...BUT no matter what I tried I couldn't get these to lay right. Some nails looked awesome while others looked like crap. When I filed off the excess it left the tips ragged, & every time I touched my hair it would get caught on the jewels. I think I'm spoiled with my Sally Hansen polish strips!

So while I don't know if I'd purchase these I definitely will be saving the remaining strips I have to maybe add accent nails to a future mani or possibly do a pedi with the larger strips I have left! That's the one great thing about this product - unlike "polish" nail strips, these don't dry out once the package is opened!!
Livingaftermidnite - Influenster
Livingaftermidnite - Kiss These Goodbye
These are what my nails looked like just 12 hours after applying.
Livingaftermidnite - Kiss These Goodbye
Livingaftermidnite - Kiss These Goodbye
Disclaimer: I received the Kiss Nail Dress for free in my Influester Love VoxBox for review. I was not monetarily compensated for this review and the honest opinions here are entirely my own.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Afternoon Delight

Livingaftermidnite - Easter Outfit
Can I WEAR enough coral clothes?!? 
I hope you read that a Chandler from Friends voice. I've been watching entirely too many late night Friends re-runs and I've come to notice that when I read things to myself I stress certain words in that very "Chandler" way.
If you don't watch Friends then this is going to make zero sense to you and I apologize for rambling!
Livingaftermidnite - Easter Outfit
Livingaftermidnite - Easter Outfit
Top: LOFT (Similar), Necklace: Spike The Punch, Earrings: Hive & Honey from Piperlime, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff for mark. (similar), Watch: Michele (Similar), Bracelets: Forever 21, DIY, Marc by Marc Jacobs & Jewelmint, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Charlotte Russe (Similar)
Livingaftermidnite - Easter Outfit
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Livingaftermidnite - Easter Outfit
I forgot to wear an Easter Bonnet this year...but Baby V was wearing hers!
Don't you just want to grab her face in this pic!!

mark. Makeup Monday: Girl on Fire

Livingaftermidnite - Girl On Fire
Livingaftermidnite - Girl On Fire
This is truly a livingaftermidnite post...ugh just too busy of a weekend and then a crazy Monday on top of that. But finally, seconds after midnite (its still Monday in all the other time zones!!) here it is!!

So Girl on Fire...I'm sure all of you got the Hunger Games reference. I'm pretty sure I'm the only person that hasn't seen the movie yet! No one will go with me and my mom is still reading the first book. Literally every day I ask her what page she's on because that means I'm one day closer to making her come see it with me!


Girl on Fire eyes...can't wait to use these yellow gold & bronze colors when I'm tan!! How amazing is that bronze gel liner going to look! 
Livingaftermidnite - Girl On Fire
Livingaftermidnite - Girl On Fire
Livingaftermidnite - Girl On Fire
Livingaftermidnite - Girl On Fire
As always its mark. Monday & all the products I used to create this look are mark.!
  1. Moisturize skin with mark. For Goodness Face Moisturizer & prime your face with Primed for Perfection Face Primer to prep skin for foundation. Using a Foundation Brush apply Min-A-Real Foundation to entire face. Apply Conceal for Real to any blemishes. Set the foundation with Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder.
  2. For your eyes apply color 3 (top row, right shade) from On The Dot Bold Palette to entire lid then apply color 4 (middle row, left shade) to crease. Using a thin eyeliner brush apply the bronze shade from Keep It Going Longwear Liner in Surreal along upper lashes and lower lashes. Apply 2-3 coats of Lash All You Want Mascara in Black to upper and lower lashes.
  3. With the Angled Couture Brush apply Bronze Pro in Pro Glow followed by Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Prettied Up to hollows of cheeks and forehead. 
  4. Finish by apply Lipclick SPF 15 in Nudie to lips.

Livingaftermidnite - Girl On Fire
Livingaftermidnite - Girl On Fire
To pick up these products or learn more about them heard over to my eBoutique!
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
FREE SHIPPING on your first order - Use Code: WELCOME
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