One of the things I love the most about doing photo shoots is working with other creative people. Recently I did a shoot with Michelle Scott Photography and the stylist for the shoot was Icon Stylist. I had a bit of a chat with her about styling and how to make some changes with my wardrobe and personal style; she suggested jewelry. Fast forward 4 months and I was introduced to Rocksbox!

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Now to tell you a bit more about me, my wardrobe is very basic when it comes to color. I'm talking black, white, grey and beige/nude colors. And to be honest I love it, yet I also felt it needed a little something. But shopping for jewelry kind of overwhelms me. I didn't know where to start, what would look good, or even what is practical when I'm working (because though I like to look of 8 bangles, when I'm doing someone's makeup, it is highly annoying). 

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You know how there are all those subscription makeup companies where you pay a certain amount each month and they send you new stuff to try? Well, Rocksbox is somewhat similar. It is a monthly subscription, however, it allows you the opportunity to borrow the jewelry and decide if it is something you want to keep!

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What I like the most about Rocksbox is the sets that are sent to me, are picked just for me. I don't get the same 3 pieces of jewelry everyone else does. I filled out a questionnaire and even created a "Wishlist" that my stylist works from! I was quite excited when I received my 1st box. Not only was the shipping super quick, but the packaging is so cute!

Gorjana, Candice Shimmer Ear Climbers

Gorjana, Candice Shimmer Ear Climbers

In my first box, I received one set of earrings and 2 necklaces, along with a note from my stylist Eleanor. The earrings were a gold pair of ear climbers from Gorjana (pictured above). I love this style and am ready to try more like this.

Soko, Triple Dangle Choker

Soko, Triple Dangle Choker

The thing that made me really appreciate the service Rocksbox provided, was the piece I thought I would love, I didn't like so much once I put it on. The necklace pictured about from Soko it gorgeous, but I wasn't particular about how it looked on me. 

Perry Street, Kira Necklace

Perry Street, Kira Necklace

My favorite piece was one I wasn't so sure about when I opened my box. But let me tell you! . . . This necklace from Perry Street is perfect for so many looks! I love that I can wear it with jeans and a tank top, but that it will look great with a black or white sundress! This one is definitely a keeper!

I'm excited to send my box back (without the Kira Necklace) and get my new set! Rocksbox, also gives you an opportunity to give feedback on what you are sent, so I'll be doing that tonight! Rocksbox has jewelry from Kendra Scott, Loren Hope and Margaret Elizabeth (just to name a few), so I'm ready for new items from my list!

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I think it's perfect for me because I can now figure out what my style is and try so many new things! If you want to try out the Rocksbox subscription, use the code: "corianneelizabethmakeupxoxo" which gives you 1 month free! When you do try it out, tell me what you think about your 1st box!

Stay beautiful! . . . Inside and out. 

The Perfect Super Bowl Lips!

So I'm sure you're thinking, "What does the 2015 Super Bowl have to do with makeup?!" Well, at most Super Bowl parties you eat, snack and drink quite a bit right? Wouldn't it be great to not have to even think about whether your lipstick is smeared all over your teeth? Or if your "red lips" are on your chin after your finished that yummy slider?

No one wants to be thinking about those things, you just want to enjoy time with your friends and family, while enjoying the snacks! So I'm going to tell you my Top 3 long lasting lip options so that you can relax and enjoy cheering for the Patriots! (or Seahawks :-) The great thing about these options is that they are easily accessible to pretty much everyone. There is no need to order online . . . You can find them at a nearby mall, Sephora or Ulta!

First up are the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear lipliners. These are fabulous! I keep many of them in my kit, and even though they are long lasting, they go on quite smoothly. There are several shade options, so there is something for everyone. Before applying any other lip product,  line your entire lipline with this pencil and then use it like you would a lipstick to increase staying power. 

Stila Cosmetics makes a liquid lipstick called Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks. Yes, these stay all day. But what I love most, are the color options they have! There is a vinyl line of these, OMG! Seriously, head to your nearest Ulta to try them out.

Last, but certainly not least, are the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. There is a reason so many people rave about these little treasures. Between brides and my teenagers for prom, they work perfectly. Many of my clients now keep 1 or 2 of these in their makeup bags ;-)

Now that those lips are covered, find there perfect pair of blue jeans, a cute top, and enjoy the party! Don't forget to subscribe to my blog for more makeup and beauty tips below :-)

Stay beautiful! . . . Inside and out.



Styled Shoot for The 9th Atlanta NotWedding!

A few weeks ago, I was a vendor at the 9th Atlanta NotWedding, that took place at Monday Night Brewing. It is a great event for engaged couples, bridal party members and those in the wedding industry. The NotWedding is basically a bridal show in the form of a fake wedding! I know, awesome right?!

Well toward the end of September, to get ready for the event some of the vendors got together to do a styled shoot. For those of you who don't know what a styled shoot is, it's basically a photo shoot where certain vendors collaborate on a theme. Being that this was for the NotWedding, our theme was a Bourbon and Cigar Engagement Party! Yes, very swanky ;-) 

I was personally in love with this theme and it was great to meet some of the other vendors who would be involved with this event. The shoot turned out to be an amazing experience and I thought I would share some of them with you! I provided hair and makeup for the female models and grooming for the male model.

I've added a vendor list below of all the vendors that were involved, so for all of you bride-to-be's and those having any events coming up ... These are some amazing people to work with! Be sure to check out more images in my Bridal and Beauty/Editorial sections :-)

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Coordination & Event Design: Janel Grant of Janel Elise Events

Floral & Event design: Megan Dunlap of Victory Blooms

Floral & Event design: Stephanie Anderson of carolyn a. events

Event Design: Bhoke Manga of paper truffles

Venue: Carlen Funk of monday night brewing

Groom’s Suit: Kate Donachy of the modern gent 

Groom’s Shoes & Tie: Odini Nwakuche of res ipsa

Model (bride): Candice Beaty of chancey charm weddings

Model (groom): Odini Nwakuche of res ipsa

Model (friend): Natalie Hales of jason hales photography

Paper goods / invitations: Melanie of Jankun creative studio

Make-up / Hair/Male Grooming: Corianne Cowan of  corianne elizabeth

Accessories / jewelry: Jennifer Mclaurin of jeff mclaurin designs

Catering: Emily Gomez of sun in my belly

Wedding Cakes: Erin Bauchat of peche petite boutique bakery

Pies: Briana Carson of crave pie studio