I wanted to give you guys my top 5 drugstore/affordable eyeshadow palettes for fall! Great ways to kick your makeup into fall mode, and not break the bank! What are your favorites??

PALETTES MENTIONED:
CoverGirl TruNaked Palettes Nudes // Goldens
Makeup Revolution Ultra Eye Contour Light & Shade Palette
Colourpop I Think I Love You Palette
elf Matte Shadow, Brow & Liner Palette
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette

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Kansas City Fashion Week presented their spring/summer lines for 2018 last week, and it was an amazing and quick whirlwind, tucked into my suuuper busy days of late. I attended the shows on Thursday night, and let me tell you… it’s a different experience being front row media than being ON the runway! (The urge to walk, or coach, was strong with this one.)

I love that Kansas City has a Fashion Week, something that seems to be growing every season and puts the Midwest a wee bit more on the fashion map. The event was extremely organized and so well produced. I can’t wait to be back for the Fall/Winter shows (this spring 2018). It was my first time at KCFW, but Adriele knew all the ins and outs, huzzah for her genius!!

PS, I legit threw this outfit together the night before leaving for KC… high five for time management!

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The designers on the other hand, put their collections together with a bit more care. Here are a few of my favorite looks.

REBEKAH LUX
One of my favorite designers and favorite look from the entire night. If you follow my Instagram (@meegsdun) you saw me gushing over the mustard gorgeousness! Honestly, the construction and fluidity of this line was retail ready.

MIRANDA HANSON DESIGNS
You guys… this designer is only 17! At 17 I was lucky I had eyebrows. Seriously though, such talent in a beautifully constructed and romantic vibe line.

DOUS
Street style and edgy attitude to the max. Very menswear focused. A few pieces stood out strongly to the Euro in me.

TRAVIS CAL
This designer effortless mixed traditional silhouettes with non-traditional patterns and textures. I was blown away by his men’s and women’s wear!

KENDRA J BRIDAL
As a bride to be, this show was eye candy galore. I know firsthand how complicated Bridal can be and the construction of these was on point.

My gorgeous and wonderful partner in fashion: Adriele from Style Assisted!

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As you guys have noticed, I’ve been getting back on the YouTube train (which is hard to do with all the house/wedding stuff) but heyyyy I finally filmed another favorites video for you guys! I love the video versions of these, because you can see the products in “real life” and swatches of them.

From the cheapest concealers ever, to a super luxe face palette… or two! This video has quite a few new and old loves. The season/weather change always makes me want, and need, to rotate through my beauty and skincare goods. As we all should!!

I’ve loved a more natural look lately, and this lip gloss by Rihanna (yes, Rihanna!) is actually amazing. I was pleasantly surprised, since a lot of “celebrity” beauty brands tend to stink.

Skincare is always an area I’m hunting for perfection in. And recently my hunt took me to… Costco?! Yep. This complexion corrector is half the price there! It’s only available in the “warehouse” (not their online site) but it’s worth a trip.

Speaking of skin, this poreless face primer is just as good as high end ones that cost wayyy more. Plus it’s only $6, you can’t beat that! They also have other versions to fit different skin types and needs.

To see the full list of favorites and what was a fail, watch my YouTube video below. Have any similar favorites? Let me know!

PS, do you guys like the video versions or blog post favorites better? I’d love to know.

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A continuation of the home building blogs…

With this series, I’ll keep you updated as we go with insight into the process, and maybe help you make a decision if you’re on the fence about building! Read here for the previous post in this series.

CALLING CHIP & JOANNA GAINES?
Our next step in the whole process was actually a lot of little steps, or basically visiting alllllll of the suppliers to make selections on the details we wanted in our house. You guys… we were NOT prepared for just how much you pick out! Thinking it would just be a paint and flooring type of party? Nooope… also the outlet covers, door hinges, bevel of the wood trim, type of lightbulb… HOLY SMOKES!

Luckily we knew a few major items we wanted to have so we based selections off of our desired paint color, the fireplace and ceiling design we wanted, etc. (Here’s a photo of the main floor mantle we wanted!)

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OVERAGES ARE NOT OVER-JOYOUS
Building a home lets you see exactly how much every, single, little, tiny detail costs… everything. It’s painful, but in the end it makes sense when you add it all up and compare it to a “fully finished home”. That doesn’t mean it’s still not a shock each time, but the bigger picture keeps us sane!

FRUSTRATIONS AND FRANTIC HURRYING
The hardest part of all with selections was picking your perfect item… to find out later on that the manufacturer wouldn’t be able to have it here in time to install. Then you began the process all over again, but triple speed because now you feel rushed and behind.

SOME OF THE BEST… AND WORST
We definitely had some AMAZING experiences with a few suppliers, seriously I’d recommend specific sales associates and stores we went to over any others, period. (Example, our granite supplier was beyond perfection, they went the extra mile and then some for us!! I’d use them again in a heartbeat.)

We also had a few less than desirable experiences, which I will not mention because it all worked out in the end. Just understand that if you’re building, you may be your biggest priority and your builder’s priority, but not all businesses are as efficient or as communicative as you may want. It sucks, but it’s frustratingly true.

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WE HAVE BRICK AND BARE WALLS!
(First off, our house is not beige… that is the color of the siding before it gets painted. We kind of hate beige.) But guys, look… we really are starting to take shape over here!! Inside we have drywall, and trim is going up. There are so many more steps to go, both inside and out, but it’s seriously becoming so very real. WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!

THE NEXT STEP… IT’S TRIM TIME!
As mentioned, we’re starting the trim stage now, so that’s exactly what you think it is, plus anything else lumber related besides the flooring. Our cabinets will be going up, doors, window ledges, etc etc etc.

Xoxo, Meeghan 

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Fall plays havoc with my beauty routine… but don’t worry! I have my top 5 fall beauty essentials to transition your routine seamlessly between seasons. What are your favorites?? (PS, I took to Instagram to poll what you guys wanted to see, and this won. I love feedback from you guys!)

From smoothing frizz and flyaways, to hydrating my suddenly desert dry face… overall hydration is a huge part of my cooler weather beauty routine. I have normal to combo skin, but it’s sometimes quite sensitive, so weather affects it a decent amount. (Anyone else?)

I also looooove using makeup products that give light to my face and some drama to my eyes and lips. I don’t know about you, but certain colors I just never wear when it’s warm out. What’s your fall go to, I’d love to know!

Products Mentioned:
Pomade
Hair Oil
Hair Beautifying Potion
Face Masks
Bubble Mask
Luminous Primer
Hydrating Primer
Luminous Foundation
Gel Foundation
Eyeshadow Palette
Eyeshadow Palette
Eyeshadow Palette
Lipstick
Lipstick

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