NYE 2014 Outfit

So we have done nails and makeup, now all that there is left is an outfit! Here's an outfit for those of you who are heading out to a semi formal event or restaurant. It is a very simple outfit featuring pops of gold jewelry of course.

Tutorial | NYE 2014 Look

Yesterday I mentioned that you can never go wrong with gold and today I bring you even more gold! As I said this is one of the few times a year that you can go all out, so why not? I've had this glitter liner sitting in my makeup collection for a few years not knowing how to use it until I saw a bunch of tutorials using glitter liner on the lid. Why did it take me so long to use it like that? I don't know why but damn! I am absolutely obsessed with how this look turned out.

NYE 2014 Nails

All that glitters is gold for NYE. Glitter nail polish is always great for special occasions like NY because it looks festive and fun. Plus it's one of the few times a year that you can get away with as much glitter as you want! Instead of going for a traditional gold I went with a more antique gold so it would look more sophisticated and then layered a gold holographic glitter to add more dimension. You can never go wrong with more gold, right?

December 2013 Playlist

With only 4 days left till 2014 I've decided to go ahead and post my last playlist of 2013. I could have easily created a NYE playlist or done a top 10 albums of 2013 list, but I just felt like showcasing those songs that I listened to non-stop this year. I made sure to include a variety of songs from indie rock to electro and even some a little bit of folk rock just to show how diverse 2013 really was.

Merry Christmas!

It is Christmas Eve, the night when my family does our dinner and gift exchange. I am currently waiting for my family to arrive so I decided to record two short video messages wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope you all have an amazing Christmas with your loved ones. Cherish every moment you have with your family as if it was your last. Also be appreciative of everything you have and the things you will be given. I also want to thank you all once again for everything because this year has been magical all thanks to all the lovely people I've met through blogging. I wish you all the very best in life, thank you for everything.

My 24th Birthday

I know, I know... I've been slacking when it comes to vlogging so today I finally sat myself down so I could edit my birthday vlog. The last weeks of December are always very busy for everyone including myself and as much as blogging and YouTube have become part of my life, I also have days when I was to just hang out with my family just like everyone else. I already told many of you on Facebook that there might not be as many blog post and videos in the next two weeks because I'll be spending time with my family, but for the meantime there is this vlog that I filmed on my birthday.

Face of the Day | Glam Holiday Look

So I already showed you an easy holiday look but today I have a more dramatic look for those who are planning to get dressed up this Christmas. While a lot of people try to incorporate a red lip to their holiday look I decided to go for green. A deep green smokey eye always looks amazing on anyone in my opinion. I'm going to be showing you how I got my glam look using primarily drugstore products.

Happy 24th Birthday To Me!

Today is my birthday! I am now in my mid 20's which is kind of exciting and a little scary at the same time. I managed to accomplish quite a bit as a 23 year-old. I finally got my degree in French and Francophone Studies, co-wrote bilingual (French/English) case studies which will be published very soon, started this blog, managed four YouTube channels, and I made a ton of great new friends. I also went to a lot of great places such as Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, up the California coast, and even to Fashion Week San Diego. I hope to accomplish even more things as a 24 year-old and be able to share them with you. To celebrate you'll be seeing 24 pictures of me- some are normal and others just show how much of a derp I am.

Tutorial | Easy Holiday Look

It's day 3 of holiday week! Today I have a very easy holiday makeup look perfect for a casual Christmas or holiday party. It is a very simple and quick tutorial for those that don't have a lot of time to get ready. I actually worse this to my grandmother's birthday yesterday except I changed the lips so they could match my orange sweater. On Friday I'm going to have a more glam makeup option for those who want to look like a goddess on Christmas.

Holiday Nail Art

It's day two of holiday week here on Laura Neuzeth. Today I have an easy nail art picture tutorial featuring one of my favorite color combinations- black and gold. This screams holidays for me without having to draw snowmen or reindeers on your nails. If you want a more edgy holiday nail art then this is the post for you. You can rock a different design on each nail or just do one design on all your nails. It's all up to you!

Semi-Formal Holiday Outfits feat. Madewell

This week is holiday outfit and makeup ideas on my blog! Thank you so much for voting on the blog poll, I really love getting that kind of input from my readers. On Thursday a couple of bloggers were invited to attend a small blogger event at Madewell in La Jolla. As part of the event we had a challenge to come up with a couple of holiday outfits using some of their clothes and accessories. As you can imagine it was a very easy task because Madewell has a great variety of cute and classic pieces. I came up with two semi-formal outfits that are absolutely perfect for any Christmas dinner.

DIY | Mugs and Dishes

Today I have the video that you voted on my blog poll! Ladies and gentlemen I present you the holiday DIY! I know Sharpie mugs have been a popular DIY project but I haven't seen many of them draw faces on the mugs. This is my take on the popular DIY mug craze. These mugs and dishes make amazing Christmas gifts and in fact my mom and I are giving some them gifts to friends, family, and even my boyfriend. The faces are not only adorable but if you model the face after the person you're gifting the item to, I'm pretty sure they're going to go crazy when they see their face on a mug. I really hope you enjoy this latest DIY as much as I enjoyed making it and let's get started!

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is only 13 days away which means that you should have your Christmas gift ready? Oh, wait... You haven't even started shopping yet? Well good thing I have you covered. I've created 5 separate gift idea categories for those last minute shopping looking for affordable gifts (of $35 or less). All of these items are easily found in your city and most of them in your local mall, so you won't have to pay extra for quick shipping. If you're looking for gifts for a beauty junkie, fragrance fanatic, music lover, the blogger or YouTuber, or want some great gift card ideas then this is the blog post for you.

Outfit of the Day | December Nights

Last Friday I attended my first ever December Nights at Balboa Park. It is a two-day celebration held at Balboa Park (the area that houses many of San Diego's museums and also the zoo). There's a lot of food, gifts to buy, music, and free activities for the family during December Nights. Most of the museums were free that day which made me really happy, and you get to walk around and see the park completely decorated in lights. I'm going to share with you the outfit I choose to wear to December nights. It isn't the most holiday-ish outfit but I just really wanted somewhere to wear my holographic shoes out.

Review | NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder and Hyaluronic Acid

As women we try everything to make our skin look amazing. We buy the latest foundation, slather on as much moisturizer as we can, and we even watch what we eat in order to see results. Sometimes the way to see better results on the outside is by working on the inside. Beauty supplements aren't anything new but now there's a wide array of supplements to cover any of your beauty needs. Do your nails break off easily? There's a supplement for that. Do you have really dry skin? There's a supplement for that too! Wrinkles? You got it! I think you get the idea... I got to pick two supplements for my specific needs from NeoCell and they were kind enough to let me host a giveaway for my readers!

Wet n Wild's 24 Carrot Gold vs. Mac's Morange

Orange is a fun color but should you spend $15 on something that you're going to wear on special occasions? I've found a dupe of the cult favorite Morange lipstick and the best thing is that the lipstick is only $1.99! In my latest installment of my first impression review I'll be reviewing the Wet n Wild Mega Last Color in 24 Carrot Gold that I recently picked up. In the video I also compare it to Morange in terms of color, texture, opacity, and feel.

Winter Skincare Essentials

'Tis the season for dry and dull face but it doesn't have to be that way. Even those of us who with oily skin start experiencing the results of a colder climate and dry wind. The two crucial steps to avoid dry and dull skin is to remember to moisturize your skin well and also exfoliate to get rid of all the dead skin. I'll be sharing with you some of my favorite products and some newer discoveries that are now part of my fall/winter skincare routine.

Perfect Lip Colors for the Holidays

It's the season of bright red lips, delicious cranberry shades, and the dark vampy lips. I've chosen eight lipsticks that will suit a number of different skin tones and will look fabulous for any holiday party that you'll be attending. I've made sure to include various finishes, types of lip colors, and price tags so there sure to be something for you.

Haul | Sephora, Bath & Body Works, and Drugstore Makeup

So I have yet another haul for you! I feel like I've been doing them so often but in reality my last haul was a month ago so I feel like it's been enough time in between. Since we're now in the holiday season things are just going on sale left to right. I took advantage to stock up on inexpensive things, candles, and also start my Christmas shopping (which I finished on Monday). I hope you enjoy this latest haul and if you want a review on any of the products just let me know.

Face of the Day | Tea Party Neutrals

On Sunday I was invited to attend my very first tea party. Despite not being the biggest girly girl on the planet, I was actually excited to attend. My goal was for my makeup to look as lady like as possible, but with an edge. While I kept the rest of my face pretty neutral I wanted to do something different on my lips. Instead of doing a plain red lip I decided to add some dimension by adding a bit of black lipstick in the outside corners of my mouth. It's just an interesting play on the classic red lips.

November Favorites

Yet another month has come and gone, and now we're in December! We're only days away from my birthday and Christmas which is insane to even think about. This month I've decided to make my monthly favorite videos short because I tend to ramble on and on about products and stories. All of the items featured are from the drugstore which wasn't my intention but 2013 has honestly become the year of drugstore product for me. The drugstore has been kicking some serious ass this year!