Well, we’ve made it to the second weekend of 2018, y’all!

If you’ve never had a hangover before, I’d say the first 10 days succeeding the holidays is much like one – your head (and everything else on your body) hurts, you’re trying to get back into the groove of day-to-day life while feeling bloated and gassy from all of the alcohol, carbs and calories and telling yourself that you’ll never celebrate the holidays so hard again.

The past few years I personally have not been able to bounce right back into the swing of things on January 1st, and this year was definitely no different especially in the fact that I made the genius decision to move New Year’s Eve weekend. I was adamant in starting the New Year in my new place but had little plan of how I would do that. So I called the movers, got my bed and night-stand over and would figure out how to haul the rest. Although it was a hectic time to make the move, I’m so happy that I’m writing my first post of this year from my new digs!

This year’s NYE was chill AF, but spent away from my fam! Being a minority means that your holidays MUST be spent with your family. But what if you’re brought up in the States and are 28 years old? Yeah, I wanted to spend it out with my friends for once, ya know?

Here’s the thing though – my friends are chill AF, and it was a glorified lounge fest which I LOVED because I wore heels, but I didn’t really have to wear them.

And then we had a photo shoot, because they’re my friends and we’re kinda cute!

Even though it was chill af, I obviously made sure I dressed & glammed up extra AF. If there were ever a time to stay true to my Glam Greek self, it’s the holidays.

I paired my favorite holiday sweatshirt with a white beanie with gold metallic stitching together with a gold sequined skirt & red heels to coordinate with this gorgeous red lipstick by MAC called “Fashion Legacy”. I wanted to bring in 2018 as stylish as ever to bring in a stylish New Year. I completed my look with a gold smokey eye using the Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette which I’m LOVING! (review coming soon)

I’ve had a pretty hectic start to 2018, and actually am spending this second weekend of the year fighting off a nasty sinus infection. But just because the start of this year hasn’t been what I expected, neither is life, it doesn’t mean it won’t be stellar. 2018 is going to be a good year, y’all, I can feel it.

Hugs, kisses, and best wishes for 2018!!

All my love,

The Glam Greek

So what kind of makeup does one wear with neutrals? Well… I could’ve done a thick wing with neutral/nude lips and done a whole Brigitte Bardot thing considering I took a lot of inspiration from Parisian glam for my outfit (post here) but it’s Valentine’s Day! A red lip would be inappropriate NOT to wear!! (unless red lips are like, your one bugaboo)

A classic glam winged eye look used to be my THING!! I wanted to bring back pin-up glam without doing theĀ total rockabilly thing. Then I realized that you don’t have to do a wing for every. single. makeup look always. When I DO wing it out like this, man, it brings back all the memories.

EYES

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Chocolate
Studio Finish Concealer in NC 35 to clean up

MAC Paintpot in Soft Ochre to prep lids
MAC Soft Brown, Make-up Geek Latte & MAC Handwritten in the crease
MAC Prolongwear concealer in NC 30 to cut the crease a bit
MAC Prolongwear eyeshadow in Carefree on the lid
(tried that whole glitter along the crease look… needs practice…)
Lit Cosmetics glitter in Champagne Wishes (because V-Day… duh)
NYX Matte Liquid Liner
House of Lashes ‘Siren’ falsies

FACE

1 pump Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Barcelona 1 pump MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC40
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque + Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Warm under the eyes
Chanel Translucent Powder under the eyes & highlight points, set for few minutes to bake
Nars Pressed Powder in Beach all over the face
Kat Von D Shade + Light palette (all 3 contouring shades) to bronze/shape the face & nose
Nars Deep Throat blush on the cheeks
Make Up Forever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter ‘1 – Golden’ to highlight

LIPS : Limecrime Metallic Velvetine in Red Hot from the True Love Bundle

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day – and smooch A LOT! Even if it’s just with your puppy. Or yourself. I believe in you <3

xoxo
The Glam Greek