Clad in Dark Neutrals

Clad in Dark Neutrals | Re-Mix-Her
Clad in Dark Neutrals | Re-Mix-Her
Clad in Dark Neutrals | Re-Mix-Her
Clad in Dark Neutrals | Re-Mix-Her
Clad in Dark Neutrals | Re-Mix-Her
Clad in Dark Neutrals | Re-Mix-Her
Clad in Dark Neutrals | Re-Mix-Her

Hat: Forever 21 | Sweater: Gap | Jeans: LC Lauren Conrad | Boots: Forever 21 | Bag: Target (old) | Phone Case: Sonix | Rings: H&M, Macy's, Baublebar

Welcome back from the weekend! How was yours? Mine was jam-packed: two concerts, dinner, drinks, a party for the big game last night. Can I have another day off to recover from the weekend . . . and to clean my apartment and office? Oh, the life a twenty-something adult. 

When it comes to kicking off the week in style, my go-to is neutrals. If my closet was filled with black, grey, brown, and a smattering of white (and maybe a cobalt blue or red), I would be one happy girl. I wore this look last week to have an afternoon work session at one of my favorite coffee shops in Midtown Omaha called Delice. If you're ever in the area, you must stop!

Daytime Sequins

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Daytime Sequins | Re-Mix-Her
Daytime Sequins | Re-Mix-Her
Daytime Sequins | Re-Mix-Her
Daytime Sequins | Re-Mix-Her
Daytime Sequins | Re-Mix-Her
Daytime Sequins | Re-Mix-Her
Daytime Sequins | Re-Mix-Her
Daytime Sequins | Re-Mix-Her

Jacket: Loft | Sequin Top: Vintage | Jeans: LC Lauren Conrad | Flats: Old Navy | Bag: Vintage Coach | Earrings: Macy's | Lips: Clinique Clearly Pink Gloss

This top is quite possibly my favorite top I own. I found it at Goodwill, and while it's very reminiscent of something an old lady would wear nowadays, I've found it's quite versatile both for nights out and for daytime when you dress the sequins down. In fact, I wore it during the day last weekend for coffee then transitioned it to evening for dinner, drinks, and a concert by removing my jacket and bolder earrings. 

A New Must-Have Makeup Tool

A New Must-Have Makeup Tool | Re-Mix-Her
A New Must-Have Makeup Tool | Re-Mix-Her

Ask any beauty or makeup junkie, and he or she will tell you the bane of existence is having to wash makeup brushes. It can be a long, tedious process—especially all those little eyeshadow brushes that get dirty way too quickly after they're freshly washed. I'd like to introduce you to the most genius makeup tool of all time: the Vera Mona Colour Switch

I used my MAC 217 brush almost every day, and rather than washing it with soap and water between uses, I just glide my brush over the colour switch sponge. The friction against the sponge causes the previous eyeshadow color to loosen and fall off into the sponge, and voila! You have a clean brush ready for a new eyeshadow color. The colour switch sponge is gentle on your brushes and shouldn't cause any of the bristles to fall out. Oh, and to clean the colour switch sponge (which can be used for weeks at a time . . . believe me, I've done this), you just have to wash with soap and water and let dry. 

Why didn't I buy this sooner? It's absolutely genius. (Oh, and they now sell it at Sephora!)

Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette Review

Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette Review | Re-Mix-Her
Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette Review | Re-Mix-Her

If you missed my latest Everyday Makeup Drawer video, I made a pact with myself this year to make the most out of the eyeshadow palettes I already own—and part of that is setting a few on my vanity each month specifically for me to use and test hardcore. This month, one of the lucky ones is the Lorac Mega Pro 2 palette . . . which was a holiday 2015 exclusive. I know what you're thinking: Why are you talking about a palette we can't buy from retail anymore, Caitlin? If you're really serious about buying it, there's always ebay (and you might want to check your local Ulta to see if they have any left in stock), but this review really extends to all the Lorac palettes, particularly the Lorac Pro Palette 1 and the Lorac Pro Palette 2, which are quite similar in formula and texture . . . and even in color in some cases. 

In my opinion, the Lorac eyeshadows are some of the best. They're always particularly pigmented, whether they're matte or shimmery. They're extremely buttery, almost to the point of exploding if you press your brush in them a little too hard. The palettes run a bit pricey, but if you have the room in your budget to pick up either of the regular pro palettes, you won't be disappointed. Keep an eye out next holiday season for a third Mega Pro Palette, too; fingers crossed that will happen!

If you happened to pick up a Mega Pro 2 Palette or have some left at your local Ulta, what are some of your favorite colors? I find myself gravitating toward Dk. Sienna, Prosecco, Seashell, Bisque, and Gold Leaf the most. I've swatched all the colors, but I need to dig into the colors that I wouldn't naturally lean toward (like the lighter, brighter purples and that incredible sapphire shade).

Have you tried any of the Lorac eyeshadows before? I'd love to know what your favorite palettes are!