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.
Boho Beauty
Here are the Mary Kay products to create the Boho Beauty look:
Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist
Eyeliner in Deep Brown
Lash Love Mascara in I ♥ Black
Bronzing Powder in Light/Medium
True Dimensions Lipstick in Berry a la Mode
NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Silver Moon
All-American Girl
Here are the Mary Kay products to create the All American Girl look:
Cream Eye Color in Pale Blush
Precious Pink Mineral Eye Color
Eyeliner in Deep Brown
Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in I ♥ Black
Strawberry Cream Mineral Cheek Color
NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Fancy Nancy
Queen of Country
 Here are the Mary Kay products to create the Queen of Country look:
Jet Black Eyeliner
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Sweet Plum
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Moonstone
Mary Kay Eye Crease Brush
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Coal
Mary Kay Lash Primer
Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color
Mary Kay NouriShine Lip Gloss
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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77 responses to “A Little Bit Country with Mary Kay®”

  1. You look so pretty, and the boots are stunning!

    Gemma
    TaipeiStyle

  2. Those cowboy boots are so fun! Love the whole look! And the color of that lip gloss is so pretty! Perfect for every day but enough color to be pretty for a night out!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. P!nky says:

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

    Happy Monday!

  4. 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

  5. Kiki says:

    Loving the look lady, you look beautiful!

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

    cheshirekatblog.com

  7. 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

  8. Joey says:

    Pretty pretty, friend. LOVING the boots!

  9. 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.

  10. Christina says:

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

  11. Lyndsay says:

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

    prosecco in the park

  12. Erin LFF says:

    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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!! :-)

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. Tori says:

    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 :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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

  19. Darcy says:

    Love those boots! How fun that they are so special!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

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

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

  22. 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. (:

  23. Kayla MKOY says:

    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!

  24. Nikki P says:

    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!

  25. Kristen says:

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

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

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

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

  29. Beautiful as always, and you are rockin’ those boots :-D

  30. 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!

  31. 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!

  32. Kay R. says:

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

  33. Natalie says:

    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

  34. 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!!

  35. Jen says:

    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
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

  36. Anon says:

    you look great!!! your skin is flawless

  37. Emily says:

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

  38. 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!

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

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  40. Madeline B says:

    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

  41. 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. ;)

  42. Meghan says:

    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

  43. erika says:

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

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  44. I like the Mary Kay Queen of Country collection.

  45. Lisa Brown says:

    i like the boho beauty look, looks classic

  46. Courtney B says:

    I really like the boho beauty.

    That is my style all the way. And lOVE the boots!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

  47. Tj and Amy says:

    Love that outfit and your makeup is stunning! Loving the boho beauty look!

    amypugmire@live.com

  48. Rebecca W. says:

    I like the all American girl look.

  49. MamaStace says:

    I like the All American Girl look the best!

    Nathansmommy619(At)aol(Dot)com

  50. I like the Boho Beauty makeup look the best!

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

  51. Rebecca Graham says:

    I love the Boho Beauty look.

  52. Kimmy Ripley says:

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

  53. Kerry says:

    I like the Boho Beauty look.

  54. maria cantu says:

    I like the queen of country look the best.

  55. Susan Smith says:

    I love the Boho beauty look the best.

  56. erica best says:

    All-American Girl

  57. WHITNEY says:

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

  58. Bert Ruiz says:

    I like the All-American girl look

  59. Annette says:

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

  60. Tabathia B says:

    I like the all american girl look

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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