vacation photos

Hi all! Hope you had a great month of June!
My family and I just got back from a week long vacation at Colorado Springs, Colorado. My family has always been an active, more of an outdoorsy type family- no Hawaii or Disneyland here!

Here are some photos I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy :)

PS- new tutorial coming soon! Neutrals for hazel eyes :)

Our resort was located right next to the Cheyenne Mountains.


Petting giraffes at the zoo

Overlook of Colorado Springs


Apothica.com giveaway!

I was recently contacted by Apothica, with them offering me the opportunity to be sponsored! Along with their name website, Apothica.com, they also introduced me to SkinCareRx.com (my mom loves Vivite products!) and SkinBotanica.com.

How could I possibly not take advantage of that? They even offered to host a giveaway for my followers! And I will take any opportunity to give back to my followers! I'm still in shock that so many people follow my blog- I highly doubt it's possible that all of you read my ramblings.

Anyways, Apothica is kindly giving away a $25 gift card for use at either Apothica.com, SkinCareRx.com, or SkinBotanica.com.
And some of my recommendations for the lucky winner...
Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Across the Universe
This polish is amazing- it looks like a galaxy on your nails. Definitely one of my favorites!

Stila Brush #9
This is my favorite brush in my collection. If you wonder how I blend my eyeshadow so well- it's because of this brush! It works wonders!

Essie nail polish in French Affair
You can see me talking about this nail polish in my Paradisco video tutorial. This color is adorable and flattering, as a mani or a pedi!

Barielle Ultra Speed Day Manicure Extender
Super shiny and makes my polish last long! I put this on my pedicure if I'm going camping- it keeps my toes chip free even after long, foot-abusing hikes.

To enter, you have three different options....
Option 1: Facebook
1. Visit Apothica.com
2. Write on Apothica’s Facebook wall about what you think of Apothica
Bonus: Opt in to Apothica’s Newsletter

Option 2: Twitter
1. Visit Apothica.com
2. Tweet about Apothica on your own Twitter Account
Bonus: Retweet Apothica’s tweet about this giveaway

Option 3: Blog
1. Visit Apothica.com
2. Write something on your blog about what you think of Apothica
Bonus: Write about the brand I highlighted and link it to Apothica

In the comments section, post your name, email, and proof of your entry(ies)! The more options you complete, the more entries you get!

What the Winner of the Apothica Giveaway Needs to Know
1) Apothica will contact the winner to verify information is correct
2) After verification, Apothica will email the a code for the gift card to be used at SkinCareRx.com, Apothica.com, and SkinBotanica.com
3) The contest is open internationally, but Apothica does not ship to all countries

Also, please save SkinCareRx as a contact in their email box so that they don't go to the Spam/Junk Mail folder!

I will be accepting entries until July 2!

Once again, a big thank you to Apothica.com!


soft purple smokey eyes + tutorial

*EDIT* Blogger was giving me problems- the comments section now works! Sorry for any inconvenience!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful summer weather! I know I am!

Maybelline concealer
translucent powder
Azalea Blossom

NYX Milk
Plum Dressing
Vanilla pigment
Beautiful Iris
Eyeko Graffiti eyeliner pen
L'oreal mascara
Red Cherry lashes #747m



Paradisco/Gaga 2 tutorial

Original look

Thanks for all the positive feedback <3


YOUTUBE! my first video!

Here is the link to my Youtube channel!
Beauty by Clara

This tutorial is from my porn star eyes makeup. Enjoy!