A Little Bit Country with Mary Kay®

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Do you have that one vintage piece that you totally love and whenever you throw it on you feel like that little bit extra special?  For me, that is my pair of vintage cowboy boots that were my grandmother’s. She had the most amazing style. She gave them to my sister who finally parted ways with them and passed them down to me!  Now that it’s finally starting to warm up I am digging these out of storage and rocking them out!
Dress Joie sold out similar here and less than $50 here (love it in navy) | bag Mini Mac with rose gold here | similar here and here (on sale!)
When I got the opportunity to work with Mary Kay® – which is the Official Beauty Sponsor of 50’th Annual Academy of Country Music® Awards – I knew my vintage boots would fit just in.  I mean look at all these gorgeous products!
My favorite products were… how did you guess?  All the eye products.  Especially the primer.  I actually really don’t like traditional primers.  No matter what, the white never seems to dry on my lash properly and it looks grey when I put the mascara over it.  What I love about this one is the primer is clear and it makes a huge difference when you top it with mascara!
Mary Kay® and Celebrity Makeup Artist Moani Lee put together 3 separate makeup looks inspired by the CMA’s.
Here are the Mary Kay products to create the Boho Beauty look:
Here are the Mary Kay products to create the All American Girl look:
 Here are the Mary Kay products to create the Queen of Country look:
I really liked the bolder color scheme in the red carpet Queen of Country look.  The eyeshadows had a really rich pigment with just enough shimmer.  I am obsessed with the lip gloss.  It’s a deep mauve pink.  That one immediately went into my daily travel makeup bag.  Here it is all put together!
What do you think?  Isn’t the color of these boots amazing???
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  1. March 30, 2015 / 10:12 AM

    YOu are rocking that look, lady! Love the outfit and the makeup is perfect! They have a great color scheme, indeed!

    Happy Monday!

  2. March 30, 2015 / 10:31 AM

    You look so pretty – you do country so well!! I have to say lash primer is probably the best invention ever!! I love the length you get with it!! I have a few mary kay products so I’ll definitely check some of these out!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  3. March 30, 2015 / 10:33 AM

    Loving the look lady, you look beautiful!

  4. March 30, 2015 / 12:45 PM

    what a great look – between the bag and the boots – and of course your makeup is on point! very fun :)


  5. March 30, 2015 / 12:57 PM

    That’s so awesome you and your sister are able to still wear your grandma’s boots! My old co worker sold Mary Kay and I was always impressed with their lipsticks!
    Ally – Life as I know it

  6. March 30, 2015 / 1:13 PM

    Pretty pretty, friend. LOVING the boots!

  7. March 30, 2015 / 1:14 PM

    You look gorgeous! My sister would die over those vintage cowboy boots. All the makeup is so gorgeous, and the look you chose looks fabulous.

  8. March 30, 2015 / 1:17 PM

    clearly i haven’t really woken up yet bc i read your title as “a little bit country with kraft mayo” WTF

  9. March 30, 2015 / 1:18 PM

    You look so pretty, I love your dress. I can’t get over how those boots belonged to your grandmother!

    prosecco in the park

  10. March 30, 2015 / 1:22 PM

    You are stunning :) I love your boots and love it even more that they were passed down to you! I have a few pieces of jewelry from my Grandma that I love to wear- they are just fun, costume pieces but it’s special knowing that she wore them! One ring she gave me was a gift from HER father years ago. Love vintage stuff!

  11. March 30, 2015 / 1:31 PM

    I am very picky about primers too, I feel like sometimes they stay white and look clumpy…I may need to try Mary Kay’s!

  12. March 30, 2015 / 1:36 PM

    Love all of the makeup. Those boots are pretty fab too. My mom gave me these Givenchy boots that she wore in the 60s and they’re gorgeous. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and have a lovely day today!! :-)

  13. March 30, 2015 / 1:52 PM

    Mary Kay is such a staple and it definitely stands the test of time! I love the history behind your boots and how you are totally rocking them!

  14. March 30, 2015 / 1:53 PM

    Mary Kay actually did all my wedding makeup :) They have GREAT colors.

    Those boots are fantastic! Hubs keeps wanting to get me real cowgirl books, which are fantastic, but dang – $1000 for boots?! I haven’t gotten that into them yet. Seeing yours though… I might change my mind!

  15. March 30, 2015 / 1:56 PM

    I need to try Mary Kay–I feel like it is almost shocking I never have–and I know so many people swear by it!! I also think you look just so darn cute in those boots–so cool that they were your gmas–she was styling :)


  16. March 30, 2015 / 2:19 PM

    I love this look! Mary Kay has such great quality makeup!

  17. March 30, 2015 / 2:54 PM

    I love those boots! They are so different and special! You did a great job putting together this look!

  18. March 30, 2015 / 3:19 PM

    I adore those boots! and I love mary kay, they are just such a great brand!

  19. March 30, 2015 / 3:34 PM

    How cute are those boots?! And so full of memories! You absolutely cannot beat that! Hopefully you’ll be able to pass them along if you have a daughter some day. (:

  20. March 30, 2015 / 3:35 PM

    Vintage stuff is pretty much the best. My grandma has the most gorgeous blue diamond ring and she’s promised that one day I’ll get it :) stuff like that is so neat. Those boots are perfection, especially on YOU! Pretty gal!

  21. March 30, 2015 / 5:24 PM

    Those boots are so awesome!! My grandmother passed down her jewelry to her daughters and granddaughters and I got an insanely cute gold/diamond ring which I adore!

  22. March 30, 2015 / 6:02 PM

    those boots are so fetch. i don’t have anything vintage, and my nana definitely never wore anything that cool. you look fabulous darling!

  23. March 30, 2015 / 6:45 PM

    Wow! Those boots are seriously so fab and beautiful! And how sentimental! You look amazing!

  24. March 30, 2015 / 7:03 PM

    Love this look on you!!! Those boots are fabulous! I really like the color of that lip gloss.

  25. March 30, 2015 / 7:33 PM

    So pretty!! I don’t really own anything vintage, just a pair of my favorite earrings that I found at a thrift shop>

  26. March 30, 2015 / 7:36 PM

    Love those boots and they look great with your outfit. I have yet to add a pair of cowboy boots to my shoe collection, but I’m thinking it may need to happen soon!

  27. March 30, 2015 / 9:05 PM

    Great outfit! I don’t have a pair of cowboy boots but they go so well with so many things. Maybe I should buy some!

  28. March 30, 2015 / 10:48 PM

    Those boots were your grandmothers? She was a styling lady then! You rocked the look!

  29. March 30, 2015 / 11:53 PM

    You are rocking those boots!! I really like the Boho Beauty look. It suits my style and would look good on a lot of women. yarbr012atgmaildotcom

  30. March 31, 2015 / 12:22 AM

    Those boots are SO fab! I have vintage cowboy boots that I love as well, but they weren’t my grandmother’s, so you totally have me beat!!

  31. March 31, 2015 / 12:42 AM

    WOW what an amazing pass down! I’ve been looking for a pair of cowboys boots for my trip to Nashville this summer and I love how you styled them. Your make up looks AMAZING too. That lip color is perfect on you. Great giveaway ;)

    xo, Jen

  32. March 31, 2015 / 1:39 AM

    you look great!!! your skin is flawless

  33. March 31, 2015 / 2:42 AM

    Love the outfit and those boots! How special they were your grandmothers.

  34. March 31, 2015 / 3:05 AM

    I am obsessed with this look. I can’t belive those boots were your grandmothers! I’ll def be checking out the dress, it looks perfect for summer!

  35. April 1, 2015 / 12:41 AM

    Love the dress. It’s great that you paired it with boots, definitely cuts out the feminine appeal of the LBD. :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  36. April 1, 2015 / 2:06 AM

    Well, I thought I liked the All-American girl look, but I’ve changed my mind. The Boho beauty colors are more to my taste.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

  37. April 1, 2015 / 3:55 AM

    Love the outfit, Amanda! Those boots are stunning. I love the Mary Kay primer and the fact that it is clear as well. It totally makes a difference. ;)

  38. April 1, 2015 / 11:47 PM

    Love your look! Those boots are seriously AMAZING. Mary Kay make-up is awesome! I was really pleased with it when I tried it last summer. Love the colors! xo

  39. April 2, 2015 / 6:38 PM

    Gorgeous. I don’t have a vintage piece that’s special to me, but I’d love to find one.


  40. April 3, 2015 / 12:24 PM

    I like the Mary Kay Queen of Country collection.

  41. April 4, 2015 / 12:46 PM

    i like the boho beauty look, looks classic

  42. April 6, 2015 / 2:17 AM

    I like the all American girl look.

  43. April 6, 2015 / 5:32 AM

    I like the All American Girl look the best!


  44. April 8, 2015 / 11:32 PM

    I like the Boho Beauty makeup look the best!

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

  45. Rebecca Graham
    April 21, 2015 / 3:14 AM

    I love the Boho Beauty look.

  46. Kimmy Ripley
    April 23, 2015 / 4:50 PM

    All American Girl is so pretty! Love the color palette.

  47. Kerry
    April 23, 2015 / 4:56 PM

    I like the Boho Beauty look.

  48. maria cantu
    April 24, 2015 / 6:35 PM

    I like the queen of country look the best.

  49. Susan Smith
    April 27, 2015 / 8:18 AM

    I love the Boho beauty look the best.

  50. erica best
    April 28, 2015 / 3:47 PM

    All-American Girl

    April 29, 2015 / 8:02 PM

    I love the queen of country look. it looks fabulous!

  52. Bert Ruiz
    April 29, 2015 / 9:54 PM

    I like the All-American girl look

  53. Annette
    April 30, 2015 / 3:12 AM

    The Academy of Country Music Awards makeup look that I like best is Queen of Country​.​

  54. Tabathia B
    April 30, 2015 / 7:38 PM

    I like the all american girl look

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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