DIY Deer Makeup

Oh Deer! Halloween is around the corner and if you’re still looking for a fun costume or makeup tutorial this is the way to go! Here’s the steps I used for creating this look! 

  • First, start by contouring your face according to your shape! (sides of your forehead, along the sides of your nose, and under your cheekbones.)
  • Next, highlight your checks and top of your nose!
  • Then, contour your eyes with neutral and brown shadows, and apply the shades on the inside (corner) of your eyelid and work your way out using a blending technique, making your eyes appear bigger!
  • Next line your eyes with black liquid liner making a cat eye look, and add mascara! 
  • With a black eye pencil, create the deer nose!
  • Finally use a white lip or eye pencil to draw the deer spots on your upper eyelid!
  • Optional: break off some small twigs in your yard and secure them in your hair to make antlers!

Hope you have fun with this look if you decide to try it, and if so, I recommend wearing a faux fur vest to complete the look! 


Blackout Poetry

After spending yesterday cooped up studying for finals I ended my night by creating my first blackout poem! It’s was so enjoyable and even felt a little therapeutic! Something about giving words a new meaning is so pleasant and relaxing! If you don’t mind marking up and old book, I definitely recommend this! Plus it kind of feels like an art project as well! I hope you find some fun ways to create poetry that speaks to you!❤️

Sunday Pumpkin Patch

This weekend I met up with some of the sweetest girls for a fall themed photoshoot at one of my favorite pumpkin patches! The weather was perfect and I shot in the most beautiful golden lighting! It was a little hectic to get past the crowds of families and the unintentional photo bombers but despite all the running around, I left with some amazing pictures and a fun new photography experience under my belt! You can see these and more photos on my Instagram photography account! I’ll attach the link soon but for now the username is ‘@calliangelinephotos’ enjoy!❤️

DIY Nail Embelishment

Thought about blogging this super cute and simple DIY I created, that will add a little something extra to your favorite mani! 
All you’ll need is:
Your favorite color of nail polish, a freshly painted set of nails, a clear nail polish, and some strips of metallic gold fringe! (Found at your local party or craft store!)

Once your nails are semi dry from your first layer of polish, cut the gold strips in the design of your choice, (I went for a geometric chevron pattern), and gently place the pieces on your nails. Apply just enough pressure to make them stick, and then brush over a layer of your clear nail polish for a polished look! (no pun intended) Let dry, and enjoy the finished results of your chic manicure! 

– Xoxo

The Lush Effect 

A few weeks ago I was feeling pretty down, going throughout my days feeling depressed and unhappy. Although I was aware of my emotions I could tell that my body was physically drained I needed some replenishing quiet time! That weekend I bought my very first lush bath bomb, titled “twilight.” As soon i was ready to use it, I hopped in the tub with the bath bomb in hand, held it in the water, and watched it fill the tub beautiful hues of teal, violet, and fuchsia! As I sat back and listened to the soft crackling of the bath bomb I immediately felt relaxed, and after a few minutes the ball completely dissolved leaving the most dreamy purple color, shimmering throughout the tub! The bath bomb also had herbal essence, and hints of lavender and cocoa butter, that left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized! Any time you’re feeling down, this home remedy is sure to cheer you up and leave you feeling refreshed!


Sincerely, Calli❤️

Summer Mocktails 

Growing up, I would leap at any opportunity, or excuse to act more mature than my age. I remember one christmas dinner from when I was about six, where I requested a glass of ‘martinellis’ sparking cider in a wine glass, then proceed to talk like an adulat after having one two many sips of wine! (as if I even knew what I was talking about!) To cut to the chase my post today is a recipe for a summer mocktail! (If you don’t know what it is, this is a nonalcoholic beverage! With all the fun and flavor of an adult drink!) Here is a simple recipe to get you stated! 

1.) Concoct your favorite homemade or store bought lemonade drink! (I usually make mine from scratch, with a combination of fresh squeezed Meyer lemons, sugar, water, and frozen blueberries for color!) 

2.) next Grab a fun glass from your pantry (canning jar used in picture), take a slice of lemon, and rub the rim of your glass with the lemon juice. Then, either sprinkle or dip granulated sugar on the rim with lemon juice! (Replicating a martini!) 

Finally, pour your delicious summer drink into your glass with some ice, and a slice of lemon wedge, and/or a sprig of mint for garnish, and enjoy!❤️ 

Quote of the day:

“It’s okay to not do it all.” –

We are humans, (if you haven’t already noticed) which means one of two things: We crave perfection.. but are well aware that it is unattainable. No matter how hard we try, we all share a common characteristic of striving to be perfect. Sometimes we think think that being “perfect” means we have to do it all and please everyone, all the time. But know in your heart and mind, that it’s OKAY to slow down, and redirect your focus. Surround yourself with people that love and support you, and never sacrifice your  happiness and good judgement, for a stress filled, sleep deprived night. Work hard, but also know when to stop! This is a lesson I am still learning, especially as an artist! I always want people to see my absolute best, but sometimes I need to remind myself to take a step back, breath, and let things be. You’re not perfect, (neither am I) and that’s OKAY! YOU ARE perfectly imperfect, and there’s nothing wrong with that! 

Sincerely, calli❤️