Sunday Enlightenment



We thought this was whimsical and lovely....

xo xo Liz & Adrian 

Summer Solstice





Today is a celebration. 

Enjoy it. 
Love it. 
Be thankful for it. 
Make weird faces with your best friend. 

xo xo Liz & Adrian




Keep it simple(you're gorgeous anyway)

Hey, there!
I've always been obsessed with eyelashes and I rarely go out with "naked" lower lashes, but it's summer now and I personally get those dark circles of mascara under my eyes at the end of the day. I've tried different mascaras, I even tried not to apply to the end of the lashes.. no way... it bleeds.
So screw this!))))I've done a simple version of a typical everyday look and it turned out quite nice. So I hope you'll like it too and it will save you some time!
Enjoy!

Products:
Maybelline gel liner
ICING makeup kit
(you can use NYX caviar&bubbles taking gold+shimmery brown+matte brown as I used 3 colours here)
Maybelline the Rocket (oh, it's sooo freaking awesome!!!)

Quote of the Week


Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.
- Daniell Koepke 


xo xo Liz & Adrian 

Look At Those Gams


Doesn't Alexa Chung look amazing in these red shorts? I'm not by nature a shorts person really. My legs just feel so....exposed!! But lately I've been wearing them more and more and I don't think I truly appreciated the diversity of shorts. Their potential is amazing, really. Take a look.






How great is this? Throw on a blazer over a plain t-shirt or collared shirt and you're stylish and cool.



Shorts don't have to be super tight or super short to be super cute. Unless you're supermodel Miranda Kerr, those jean shorts that have about as much material to them as a pair of panties? Not cute. And she doesn't even wear them like that out and about! In fact, almost everyone looks classier when something is left to the imagination. 





And last but not least, don't be afraid to try something non-denim! Linen, cotton and lace are easy to dress up or down. 

xo xo Liz 


Easy Smoky Eyes

Hello,ladies!
Sorry for being such a shitty blogger.
I am a lazy seal... Plus all I can do now is to overuse a bronze eyeshadow.
Somehow created this teeerribly easy smoky tutorial. When you do smoky eyes you should be very careful with blending and it usually takes a lot of time but as far as I'm so lazy, I decided that I must be awesome with minimum effort)))))One more nice thing about this look that you won't get any "dark circles" under your eyes at the end of day and I find it absolutely great as it's quite hot outside now and the makeup doesn't last all day.
Aaaand... you actually need just ONE colour for it))You only need to build and blend, blend and build))

Products:
ICING makeup kit
Maybelline gel liner
Maybelline the Rocket

Catch the Clock at 11:11PM

1.     Always do a happy dance at some point of the day.
2.     Feed your animals before you feed yourself.
3.     Don’t be afraid of who you really are inside.
4.     Make cookies from scratch with a child and forget the mess.
5.     When you pass people on the street, look them in the eye and smile.
6.     Leave a little something to the imagination.
7.     Dance like no one is watching.
8.     Take a moment from your busy day to appreciate the little things.
9.     Reread your books from your childhood.

10. Think about what you would try if you couldn’t fail. Now go out and do just that.    



xo xo Liz & Adrian 




The Chapel Window

So many of you have asked if I'd share our last day in Bora Bora. 

We started the day with Doctors Rodan and Fields and they shared some staggering comments with us. While I won't share it all here, one comment really stood out to me.

Dr. Rodan said, "We WILL be a global skincare giant and YOU will have the ability to influence and affect thousands for the greater good."

Whoa.

Have you ever thought about what that looks like for you.....to influence and affect thousands for the greater good? For me personally, it's to be a Kingdom builder for the Lord and to share the love of Christ.


On the way back from breakfast, I made a stop at the chapel there at the Four Seasons resort. When I walked in and looked straight ahead, I saw this view. It was the mountain again that I had blogged about earlier. It was another moment in time to sit, reflect and yes, pray. What a responsibility to be called to.


 There are going to be some mountains you're going to have to go around: negative people, difficult situations, and friends who look at you like you're crazy because of your commitment to the Lord. You're going to have to keep the mountain into perspective and remember there's another side you haven't seen yet. But you won't get there....you won't "influence and affect thousands for the greater good" if you waste your time staying at the bottom of the mountain and giving every excuse as to why living the Christ-centered life is so hard and so tiresome.

I was reminded of Proverbs 16:20, "Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the LORD will be joyful."

Listen to the Lord's instruction and live in joy knowing you're being obedient!

Quote of the Week

"So here’s my advice: Study broadly and without fear. Learn a language if you can, because that will make your life more interesting. Read a little bit every day. But more importantly, surround yourself with people who you like and make cool stuff with them. In the end, what you do isn’t going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with." 
- John Green 



xo xo Liz & Adrian 


A Letter From My Heart To Yours

I was going through old files this evening, and found a letter that I had written Adrian last month. It occurred to me that it could have been a letter to any of you Buckaroo Barbie readers as well, so I am including it here.

My dear, darling heart,

I can’t tell you how many blogs I’ve written with that title or secretly that title, and they’re all to you.

I keep thinking about how proud I am of you and how much I admire you. You have such a strong, beautiful heart my darling girl, and I couldn’t be more proud of you. Life tried to knock you down, maybe it even did for a while, but you just keep brushing yourself up, getting to your feet and calmly saying with a smile, “You hit like a bitch.” Or at least that’s the way I imagine it. You have a tenacious will and I have loved watching you go after what you want in life. You're making yourself into such a strong woman and you are my hero. Just thought you should know.

Love you,
Always, forever and an extra day,


Lizzy



Requested light makeup

Hello, beauties!
Recently one of you asked me to come up with something natural for work in the sphere of healthcare. Honestly, don't know much of the subject, but my first association was something light and glowy as when we are healthy or happy we glow))) Really enjoyed it, and if it's not suitable for work... I kinda like it anyway))Hope you'll enjoy it too))I actually went on a date with this makeup... and it was quite a success))))))

P.S. I didn't use a white pencil before applying the shadow, but I wish I did, as it holds the eyeshadow better, so girls, I suggest applying the pencil first. Any pencil will do.

Products:
Urban Decay (Virgin -> Sin on the lid and just virgin under the brow)
NYX Caviar and Bubbles (light brown? on the top right corner of the palette, next to the golden shadow - under the eyes)
Maybelline gel liner (for the wing, feather it out by the way)
Maybelline the Rocket (love it!)
El Carazon white pencil

What If


What if it was cool to value your body and brain? If an education (not schooling, but an education), was something that everyone prioritized and went after in their own individual way?

What if it was normal for girls to build each other up, to encourage and help each other, instead of instantly distrusting each other on account of their bra size?

What if it was as badass to read Tennyson and Hemingway, as it is to listen to Rack City and Techno?

What if it was normal for us to enjoy a drink on account of the taste and age….as opposed to how much of it we could consume.

What if it was applauded and heralded as brave to show people you love them, care about them and it didn’t make you weak to need love in your life?

What if it was acceptable for us to proclaim who we are on the inside via our clothes, no matter our culture or geographical location?

What if….we all had the courage to invest in the things that last forever? Like memories, relationships, knowledge and had the courage to really and truly be ourselves?

What if?




xo xo Liz