Valentine's Day Bold Lip Makeup Look

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Last week I showed you guys my favorite way to contour using Maybelline products from Walmart, and this week I have another fun makeup tutorial. My favorite (seriously absolute favorite) makeup trend is a bold lip, and Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to break out a killer pink lip. My go to lip right now is my Maybelline Color Sensational LipColor in 675 Faint For Fuchsia so I created a eye look that complements it perfectly using The Rock Nudes Pallette, Unstoppable Liner and The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara.
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To create the eye look I started by lining my lids with Maybelline's Unstoppable Liner in brown because I find this really creates the best "smoked out" look. Then using my The Rock Nudes palette I created the look below. I started with a light brown shade all over my lid and then darkened it up with a more purple toned shadow. To finish it off and make it flirty for Valentine's Day I wet my brush and patted a shimmery pink/silver toned shadow on top of my lid. 

The final step in any eye look is a great mascara and I love this one because it gives me the effect of fake lashes with none of the effort! Then finally apply a bold lipstick. This Maybelline Color Sensational LipColor is the most festive, kissable lip I have ever worn and I can't wait to take it out on the down for Valentine's Day!

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You can find all the products I used in this tutorial as well as what I did for my face makeup (in this tutorial) at your local Walmart in the Makeup aisle!

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The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Guide

       This Valentine's day I decided that a day of love no longer needs to be between a boyfriend and girlfriend because some of the people in my life that I love most are my best friends. This year I am celebrating them and thanks to Vera Bradley I have created the ultimate "Galentine's" day gift guide for all your beauty loving friends! Vera Bradley has been my obsession since around sixth grade and with their new gifts for Valentine's day the obsession continues, and I knew I had to get my hands on them!

    My favorite part of Vera Bradley products is that they make organziation cute! Organzie your girlfriend's make-up for travel with the perfect makeup case that holds not only the makeup but her brushes as well! It comes in so many colors that you are sure to find one for all your friends.

Now to fill the makeup case you are going to need to buy your gal a few things! I picked out my favorite products and brushes below to make this gift extra special!

         All you beauty lovers know that the real place a girl keeps the good stuff is in her bathroom. Pamper your girlfriends this year with an amazing luxe soap set. I love this one in Macaroon Rose  from Vera Bradley because it is the perfect girl scent with festive V-Day packaging!

Of course soap is not the only thing a girl needs to pamper herself. Along with the soap include some spa day essentials sure to make a night in with friends is a fun and relaxing one! Happy Galentine's Day friends! I hope it is filled with so much love no matter who you are celebrating!

This post is sponsored by Vera Bradley and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make With A City Dream possible!

How to Style A Double Buckle Belt

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The double buckle belt trend first became plausible as something I would try out when I saw Kendall Jenner strutting around in her fabulous one with a great pair of jeans. After that I knew I was sold on this western inspired look. I recently found one for under $20 from Boohoo and that was the final straw, this beauty had to be mine to wear with all my favorite skinny jeans and t-shirts. I recently Instagramed this look and knew I had to bring it to the blog, but if you aren't already follow me on Instagram (@emmawlker) to see my daily outfits and looks before they hit the site!

Belt // Jeans (under $20!) // Shirt (my fav) // Sunnies // Bag // Keychain // Flats (so so comfy)


Winter Haul Video - Sephora, Walmart and More!

      Can you believe how long it has been since I posted a video?? Actually embarrassing... today though I am redeeming myself with a new video sharing some items I have recently picked up. A little disclaimer - my camera was a little nervous during the filming of this video and wasn't sure how to focus to my liking, but it's ok because we all know we were distracted by the way overpriced makeup anyway ;) Shop the items below!

Contour Palette // Foundation // Blender // Dry Shampoo // Makeup Wipes // Face Lotion // Setting Spray // Brow Pencil // Concealer // Eyeliner // Tank (similar) // Lace-up Top