Summer Date Night Makeup and Routine

My favorite kind of nights are the ones that I can sit down, pamper myself, do my makeup, and get ready for a date night out. I love to take my time and use products that I normally wouldn’t on a day to day basis when I am in a rush! Below is my latest youtube tutorial of me getting ready for my night out! Enjoy and check the products I used below it!

-Use the Pacifica Vegan Probiotic and Spice Mask for 10 minutes

-Apply Makeup Forever Step One Smoothing Primer

-Used Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Warm Nude

-Apply Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

-Baked with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

-Set rest with Makeup Forever HD Powder

-Bronze with Benefit Hoola

-Use Too Faced Sweetheart Blush

-Highlight with Anastasia of Beverly Hills Gleam Palette

-Use Tarte Swamp Queen Palette on eyes

-Use L’oreal Mascaras (fave is telescopic)

-MAC lipliner in Whirl

-NYX gloss in Fortune Cookie

-XOXO Courtney

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Summer Peach Makeup

Summer is around the corner, and it is time to get glam with peach shades and a glowing highlight!

Below are a few of my favorite peach toned makeup products perfect for summer (and featured in the tutorial)!

Too Faced Peaches Palette

Becca Highlighter- Champagne Pop

Anastasia Of Beverly Hills Gloss- Sunset Strip

Mac Peaches Blush

-XOXO Courtney

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Why I’m Obsessed With Hailee Steinfeld’s Oscar Look

If you didn’t watch the Oscars Sunday night, then I assume you heard about the drama and mishaps the day after. While everyone was chatting about Moonlight winning instead of La La Land, I was too busy obsessing over what Hailee Steinfeld wore on the red carpet.

When I first saw her on the TV screen, my jaw dropped. I have never seen anything more impeccable in my life. The hair, makeup, and dress flowed perfectly together. The ruffles up the back added detail and accented the floral appliqués on the gown. She wore Ralph & Russo, which was her best pick yet!

I had not been a huge fan of her lavender number at the Golden Globes, or in fact any of her picks recently on the red carpet. I felt they aged her, but she quickly got her style game back and posed on the red carpet looking elegant and sexy.

This was her first time back on the red carpet, since being nominated for True Grit a few years ago, and boy, did she go out with a bang. Hailee Steinfeld makes my heart melt in this number, and I am forever obsessed with her style.

-XOXO Courtney

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Holiday Gift Guide For Her

Nike Air Max Thea SE Sneaker

Rose All Day Phone Case

Tory Burch Reva Logo Dial Bracelet Watch 36mm

Flowerbomb- Holiday Eau de Parfum

Elisa Gold Pendent Necklace in Iridescent Drusy

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case

Bath and Body Works Holiday Gift Set

Beats by Dr. Dre – Solo2 On-Ear Wireless Headphones – Rose Gold

Gap Shearling Moto Jacket

Ted Baker London ‘Large Bow-Madlynn’ Cosmetics Case

Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Leather Crossbody Bag

Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Look in a Clutch Collection

These are just a few of some of the top items to purchase for “her” or yourself this season! All products are listed above. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, sales may even be applicable on these items, and I will update, as they roll in!

Shop smart this season, with items that are luxury, great quality, and a great deal! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

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Fave Beauty Trends From NYFW S/S 2017

With New York Fashion Week here, beauty trends are on the rise with each designer that shows on the runway! Below are a few of my favorites thus far.

Carmen Marc Valvo

Marissa Webb

Desigual

Tommy Hilfiger

Nicole Miller

Carolina Herrera

Misha

Smokey eyes and lots of dewy highlight seems to be the main focus for this season’s S/S 2017 runway!

For more New York Fashion Week updates, stay tuned!

-XOXO Courtney

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21st Birthday Recap

The other day, I turned the big 21! The day was filled with plenty of love, yummy food, sweets, and great celebration! If you follow me on Instagram (courtneyk1) you would have seen snippets of the day! But I wanted to share it all (or most of it) including my hair, makeup, outfit, and a few pics of the night!

21st Birthday Recap 

21st Birthday Recap

My romper was from Nordstrom (unfortunately out of stock) is by Astr (similar). It is a gorgeous emerald green with V neck and back. My bralette is from H&M and the shoes are just a simple gladiator flat.

21st Birthday Recap

Makeup was done by myself! My hair was done courtesy of Luxebar! If you are looking for a great blow dry bar, I definitely recommend it!

21st Birthday Recap

21st Birthday Recap

21st Birthday Recap

I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes and a fabulous birthday! Until next year!

-XOXO Courtney

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Simple Eye, Glossy Lip | Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint | Courtney Kaner

 

I was recently browsing around Sephora, picking up my daily necessities when I thought to myself, I need more glosses. Then again, I always say I need something makeup related. While looking around, I passed Nars’ glosses, which I love, then stumbled upon one of my favorite displays- Tarte. I’ve been eyeing their lip paints for a while. But because it is summer, I wasn’t looking for a matte lip cream, but a gloss. Clearly, it was meant to be! Tarte recently came out with their line of Tarteist Lip Paints, but glossy versions.

I purchased double tap, which is a slightly gray mauve. It has such a creamy and smooth formula without it being sticky and having to peel blown hairs out of my lips. The applicator is soft and a pretty decent size for the tube. The selection of colors range from peaches and pinks, to nudes and purples.

I have always been a fan of Tarte, so I am partly biased, but I am so content with my gloss purchase that I wanted to share it with you all. I get asked a lot what some of my favorite lip products are, and frankly, I have no idea! I have yet to find one that screams Me or that I would feel like wearing everyday. However, the lip paint is currently at the top of my list.

I paired the gloss with such a simple makeup look because the color looks great with full glam and little to no makeup. A link to the product is listed below, along with my new tutorial feat. the beautiful gloss!

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints

-XOXO Courtney

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Bodycons and Curves


I have recently been obsessed with the look of tight dresses and a curvy body. I’m not talking about the tacky bandage dresses that are short and show too much. I am talking about the sleek, midi-dress style bodycons that have been hitting Instagram and Twitter with a beat face and sexy shoes.

Being on the curvier side myself, nothing is hotter than showing off your butt and hips in a curve hugging (and covering) dress. It’s classy, yet shows just enough that it leaves a little to the imagination. They come in a number of sleeve options and can be bought with a plunging neckline or one that’s a bit more conservative.

I have recently been obsessed with the selection of these dresses in Nordstrom. With their recent anniversary sale, I am sure the selection for fall colors and styles are in abundance and at amazing prices. The two I have in stock in my closet are black and olive green. They are very plain but have little detail here and there such as cinching at the hip or a defined waist line. I like how they are muted neutrals that can be transitioned to any season. I also recommend owning gray, a light blush pink, and even a nude or tan tone. That way they are versatile for every season, and you can change it up by adding a sleeveless trench vest, leather jacket, or even short boots.

-XOXO Courtney

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Daytime Glam Makeup Tutorial | Courtney Kaner

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Tropical Glow Makeup Tutorial | Courtney Kaner

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