Khaki Ball Makeup + Special Announcement!

Hello everyone.  Some of you know that my husband recently made Chief in the Navy!  Exciting times…  Every year there is a Khaki Ball (which is a military ball for E7 and above in the Navy) and I wanted to share with you the makeup that I wore that evening!  I also have some really exciting news to share with you, so make sure to stick around until the end!

I basically did my everyday look but better for the occasion.  Seriously… I did everything I typically do but I did it very slowly and was careful to do things exactly like I wanted them.  I could typically do this exact look in about 10-15 minutes but I wanted my makeup to last all night and I wanted to look my best so I ended up taking around half an hour to 45 minutes on the look.

I had a haircut the morning of so my hair was particularly bouncy this day!  :D  I hot-rolled it to give it a little extra volume and flip at the ends.

I don’t have any pictures to show you of my dress and that makes me pretty sad.  There was supposed to be a photographer there the evening of to get a shot of me and my sailor together but there wasn’t… and by the time the ball was over I was tired and all worn out… you will know why in a minute! LOL

Products used for this look:
Giorgio Armani Face Fabric mixed with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye 
Laura Mercier Loose Minerals in 2
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores
Rouge Bunny Rouge Orpheline
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Laura Mercier Cream Eyeshadow in Platinum
Rouge Bunny Rouge Caress of Mink
Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You To Want Me Palette for the blending shades
Smashbox Cream Eyeliner in Onyx for wing
RevitaLash Raven eyeliner for tightline and waterline
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes
Giorgio Armani Beige 102
Now for the announcement!
I am pregnant!  This is the picture I posted to my personal Facebook wall (and twitter and Instagram feeds) earlier this week!  Really exciting and definitely unexpected!  I already have a 6 year old (soon to be 7 in a couple months) and figured I would have another eventually but it definitely took me by surprise!  I still haven’t gotten sonograms or anything done, so as those get in my possession expect that I will share them with you or possibly even do a YouTube video.  Who kows!  :D
 I haven’t felt my best for the last couple of weeks–which is why my posts haven’t been so plentiful lately.  I have been extremely tired and had no drive to do anything except work, be a mommy, and go to sleep.   I am sorry for neglecting you guys here.  Expect that I may be extremely exhausted for the next couple of months!  I am apologizing in advance!   Thank you to those of you that comment and support me and give me the drive to keep posting reviews and such!  You remind me why I do this–I do it for YOU!  

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  • Wendy

    OMG! Congrats! So exciting!

  • Angelica

    How exciting!!! Cpngrats!!!

  • The Driveller Kate

    That high pitched sound? Me squealing across the Atlantic.

    I’d say you look especially glowy and beautiful, but really you always do :*

  • Maggie

    congrats!! Wow you must be exhausted. You’re looking amazing for being pregnant though! I was breaking out so bad when I was pregnant with my son. Rest up!

  • Karima

    I’m so very excited for you :)

  • aucupariabrumalis

    You look beautiful Laura and OMG, how exciting, congrats!!! <3 <3 / Claire

  • Charisse

    Congrats LJ! Very exciting news!

  • Spontaneous Beauty

    Congrats!!!!!!!! You looked very beautiful in your pics!

  • Amanda

    Congratulations Laura!!! Such wonderful news!!!

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  • V♥

    Congrats Laura! I’m so excited for you! Your makeup look is beautiful as well. Might i say, glowing? :D

  • Meredith Paige

    Congrats….so happy for you!!!

  • Andrea Darst