ACM Awards Prep thanks to Mary Kay®!

on March 30, 2015 in Gal Stuff, Nash-livin' with 58 comments by

#ACMAwards Looks by Mary Kay

You guys know I have special place in my heart for award shows, particularly when it involves country music. Remember I got to go to the Grammys with my friend Hillary in 2010? And remember when I got to go to the CMA Awards in 2014? Yeah. I love award shows. I blame the sparkle. And the music. And watching my friends win trophies. Fine, all of it. I LOVE IT ALL.

So when Mary Kay® offered for me to try three of the looks they are featuring this year for the Academy of Country Music Awards (because they are the beauty sponsor… I want to have a beauty sponsor…), I was like OH HECK YES I WANNA.

No, I’m not actually going to the ACM Awards. At least, that’s not in the plans today. And neither are my friends Nichole and Amanda, who each tried a look as well. But on a Sunday afternoon, we dressed our faces up like we were about to be on the red carpet! I set up a station at my dining room table with the makeup samples, separated by look, and some technology so we could watch the super helpful how-to videos for each look.

ACM Awards Prep

We each had our own little area to watch and learn and apply the makeup. Here were all the pieces of my look. And then we took “before” pictures and got going with our unique looks!

All American Girl Supplies by Mary Kay

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I’ll start with moi. I picked the All-American Girl look, which has nothing to do with the dolls or I’d have braids and round glasses (shout out to my girl Molly!).

All American Girl Look from Mary Kay

Y’all. No kidding. I am IN LOVE with this look. The application was simple and the color palette was my favorite. Soft pinks with brown eyeliner and killer mascara. Totally love it. I’m definitely going to keep doing this look in my real life. And the lip gloss? SO SPARKLY. Two people I know saw me this night and stopped me to ask what I had done different! No joke!

Amanda went for the Boho Beauty look, and that she is, my friends. That she is.

Boho Beauty Look by Mary Kay

There is a lot of eye product for this one, which threw Amanda off for a minute. But the longer the evening went on, the more she talked about how much she loved it. Again, the lip color is SPOT ON and I’m only a tiny bit offended that she packed up all the Boho Beauty makeup samples and made out like a bandit. So yes, she loved the look enough to steal from me.

Nichole was the last to arrive, so we gave her Queen of Country because of her showing up late like a famous person behavior.

Queen of Country Look by Mary Kay

Y’all. The eyes! Am I right? So so gorgeous. She kept saying, “I never wear eye makeup this dark, but I kinda love it.” We did too. The eyeliner had a lot of steps, but for a night out? Totally worth the extra few minutes. When you are the Queen of Country, you’ve got that kind of time.

All three looks are pretty easy to figure out and the makeup, as you know if you know Mary Kay®, isn’t heavy or cakey, just light and beautiful. I hope my bottle of mascara lasts forever, I love it that much.

I’m also seriously considering live-tweeting the ACM Awards on April 19th like I did the Oscars. Does that make you happy or ruin your life? I can’t tell how my friends feel about it. 

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58 comments

  1. posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 8:41 AM  |  reply

    It’s Boho, baby!

  2. posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:42 AM  |  reply

    I love the All-American Girl look!

  3. annie lowe
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:45 AM  |  reply

    I love your American Girl look, so I tweeted about it: https://twitter.com/andrea__lowe/status/582584141431996416

  4. Natasha
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:58 AM  |  reply

    I like the All-American Girl look best!

  5. Elena
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:31 PM  |  reply

    I like the Boho Beauty look

  6. Elena
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:32 PM  |  reply

    https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/582596113296855042

  7. tiffany rockwell
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:46 PM  |  reply

    Love love love the All American Girl look!!

  8. jenna
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:01 PM  |  reply

    Boho beauty! Love the lip color!

  9. Natalie
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:04 PM  |  reply

    I really like the Boho Beauty look. It suits my style and would look good on a lot of women.

  10. April Lambiotte
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:12 PM  |  reply

    Love all three looks. Especially love the lip colors in “Boho Beauty” and “All American” (shout out to my “American Girl Doll of Today” – – you and Jessica were not big fans, I know, but I like to think the glasses I had for her helped build my confidence. But shhhhhh, I secretly wanted Samantha).

  11. Natalie
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:13 PM  |  reply

    https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/582606461735346176

  12. Anna Creecy
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:57 PM  |  reply

    I love the Boho Beauty! I’d probably swap the lip gloss for the one in the All American Girls though.

  13. Jennifer
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 2:35 PM  |  reply

    I like the all american girl look. You all look great!

  14. jenn nahrstadt
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 2:50 PM  |  reply

    my daily look is All-American girl, so i think i’d like to try the Boho Beauty! what a fun thing to do with girlfriends!

  15. MacKenzie Berry
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 6:26 PM  |  reply

    Omg, i love Mary Kay and you three look Amazing! I love y’all of your books and i was part of the speak lovelies book club last year.

  16. posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 8:46 PM  |  reply

    Love the All American Girl one!

  17. heather
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 8:48 PM  |  reply

    Boho beauty is my favorite look.

  18. Amy
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:00 PM  |  reply

    I love Boho Beauty the best (even though IRL I get panicky over bright lips).

  19. Heidi
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:59 PM  |  reply

    You all look beautiful! The all American girl is my fav.

  20. Tracey
    posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:15 PM  |  reply

    Love the queen of country look but love the lipstick color from boho beauty. I’m really wanting to try Mary Kay now!!!

  21. posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 12:36 AM  |  reply

    How fun is this!? I am in love with the Boho Beauty! I love the neutrals!

  22. posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 12:37 AM  |  reply

    And then I tweeted about this: https://twitter.com/KristiMarHowell/status/582778766239264768

  23. Lindsey H.
    posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 9:10 AM  |  reply

    Love the All-American Look!!

    https://twitter.com/lindseymhood/status/582907581095501824

  24. Madeline
    posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 9:03 PM  |  reply

    I like the natural All-American girl look. The Boho is nice but my skin never looks sun-kissed.

  25. Madeline
    posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 9:10 PM  |  reply

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/583088987255926784

  26. va
    posted on Apr 01, 2015 at 5:41 PM  |  reply

    I like yours, Annie!

  27. va
    posted on Apr 01, 2015 at 5:44 PM  |  reply

    https://twitter.com/getskittles/status/583399454381735936 Here’s my tweet

  28. posted on Apr 02, 2015 at 1:35 PM  |  reply

    I really like the boho beauty!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. Lisa Brown
    posted on Apr 04, 2015 at 7:41 AM  |  reply

    i love the boho beauty look

  30. Lisa Brown
    posted on Apr 04, 2015 at 7:42 AM  |  reply

    tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/584335161908531201

  31. Stephanie
    posted on Apr 04, 2015 at 12:03 PM  |  reply

    i like the All-American Girl

  32. Stephanie
    posted on Apr 04, 2015 at 12:22 PM  |  reply

    tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/584400610096734208

  33. courtney b
    posted on Apr 04, 2015 at 6:09 PM  |  reply

    I love the boho beauty style.

    That is how I would want to look out of the 3 looks.

    Thanks!

  34. courtney b
    posted on Apr 04, 2015 at 6:09 PM  |  reply

    tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/584492857706160128

  35. amy pugmire
    posted on Apr 05, 2015 at 8:47 AM  |  reply

    The all american girl is so fresh and natural!

  36. amy pugmire
    posted on Apr 05, 2015 at 8:48 AM  |  reply

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/584714094797725697

  37. Rebecca
    posted on Apr 05, 2015 at 9:12 PM  |  reply

    I like the all American girl look.

  38. Stacey b
    posted on Apr 06, 2015 at 12:18 AM  |  reply

    I like the All American Girl look the best.

  39. Stacey b
    posted on Apr 06, 2015 at 12:20 AM  |  reply

    Tweeted to share https://twitter.com/MomOF2Boysz/status/584948841683820544

  40. laurie
    posted on Apr 06, 2015 at 12:45 PM  |  reply

    Love the boho look!

  41. Nicole Dziedzic
    posted on Apr 08, 2015 at 6:21 PM  |  reply

    I really love the All-American Girl look the best! The colors are perfect for anytime of year!

  42. Nicole Dziedzic
    posted on Apr 08, 2015 at 6:22 PM  |  reply

    I Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/585945620747132928

  43. Rebecca Graham
    posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 2:11 AM  |  reply

    It’s the Boho Beauty.

  44. rachel
    posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 2:19 PM  |  reply

    Oooh! Boho Beauty for me!

  45. Kerry
    posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 3:55 PM  |  reply

    I like the Boho Beauty look.

  46. Kerry
    posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 4:12 PM  |  reply

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/591711242181574656

  47. maria cantu
    posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 4:49 PM  |  reply

    I like the queen of country look the best.

  48. ANGEL JACKLYN
    posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:50 PM  |  reply

    FOR SOME REASON THE BOHO BEAUTY IS REALLY APPEALING TO ME IN THIS POST! THATS MY VOTE AT THE MOMENT! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE!

  49. ANGEL JACKLYN
    posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:51 PM  |  reply

    2ND ENTRY TWITTERED! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/592142675832217600

  50. Susan Smith
    posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 7:13 AM  |  reply

    I love the Boho beauty look the best.

  51. Susan Smith
    posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 7:14 AM  |  reply

    https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/592663022507847681

  52. erica best
    posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 2:32 PM  |  reply

    All-American Girl

  53. erica best
    posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 2:32 PM  |  reply

    https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/593134414701273089

  54. WHITNEY
    posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:10 PM  |  reply

    I like the all american girl look the best

  55. WHITNEY
    posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:10 PM  |  reply

    I sent out a tweet https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/593568115453100032

  56. Bert Ruiz
    posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:28 PM  |  reply

    I like All-American girl the best

  57. Tabathia B
    posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM  |  reply

    I like the all american girl look

    tbarrettno1 at gmail.com

  58. Tabathia B
    posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 6:32 PM  |  reply

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/593920568723959809

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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