Thursday, August 4, 2011

My YouTube video!

I caved! I posted a video on YouTube! Enjoy :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back To School: Day Two

Well, it's the second day of school and now that you know where your classes are and you know what to expect. The second day is an opportunity for you to dress up a little more, that way you can worry more about the outfit instead of school. This look is laid back, but girly and vintage.

The skirt is an abstract purple and light grey print that is high waisted, but long enough to be appropriate for school. Tuck in this cute sheer blouse for a flowy balance and laid back approach. The skinny brown belt will help cinch your waist and separate the harsh print. The simple earrings keep the vintage feel, but don't over power the outfit. The oxfords not only look great with everything else, but also are extremely fashionable and versatile. That also goes for the light grey quilted shoulder bag which is girly and classic.

For makeup, do your normal foundation routine and only use bronzer to contour. For your cheeks, use a baby pink blush that will be bright and sweet, this will keep to the girly look. For your eyes, apply a shade that matches your skin tone all over your lid to give a clean look. For depth, add a light brown matte shadow into your crease. This is optional, but if you want to add something fun, place a light purple shade on your lower lashline. For eyeliner, add a brown gel liner to your upper lashline and on your waterline, then coat your lashes with your favorite mascara. Finally, put on a baby pink lipstick or lipgloss and you're finished!
For hair, go with loose bohemian waves like the day before and add a goddess braid.

I hope you guys enjoyed the second day look! Keep watching for the next three posts on back to school style!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Review: L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Waterproof Mascara

While I was at the beach I was trying to find a waterproof mascara I could wear when I came across this one. At first glance, it looked a bit scary, but I tried it anyways. This is a knock off of Givenchy’s mascara, which has a similar applicator. Let me be quite frank, I hate this stuff. Maybe the original formula is better, but this stuff doesn’t do anything for my lashes and was a waste of $10. I would not purchase this product.
The overall result is a clumpy mess and I much prefer my standard mascara wand.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Back to School: Day One

Your first day of school is always a bit stressful. For me, I never sleep the night before and am a little excited for change. Back to school shopping is also one of my favorite things to do! (Who doesn’t love an excuse to shop?!)  Picking out your outfit for the first day is also something fun to do, and also a little tough. You want to stand out, show your style, and look awesome. Here’s what I would want to wear on my first day!

The striped blazer will give your look a nautical feel and give you a casual yet put together look. The red t-shirt adds a fun pop of color. A light wash skinny jean will be a cute asset, but won't steal the spotlight. As for shoes, the leopard flats give your outfit an unexpected twist, don't be afraid to mix patterns! The edgy jewelry brings together the gold tones in your shoes to the top half of your body, and the cute and versatile bag will be  the cherry on top!

As for makeup, I think you should reflect the gold tones from your outfit, as well as the bold black stripes.
1. Moisturize your skin (I use Yes to Carrots Day Cream and Eye Contour Cream)
2. Apply a primer for a flawless finish
3. Apply a concealer under yours eyes so you don't look tired and on any other blemishes
4. Using your fingers, apply a medium coverage foundation all over your face and neck
5. Using a small contour brush, sweep bronzer into the hollows of your cheeks and then use a large powder brush to dust it all over your face and neck for a healthy glow
6. Apply a natural rosy blush to the apples of your cheeks (I suggest using a cream blush to give your skin a dewy finish)
7. Apply a small amount of powder highlighter on you cheekbones and around your eye to your brow bone
8. Apply an eye primer to you lid so your shadows will last all day
9. Using your fingers, apply a cream (or powder) shadow that has a gold or champagne pigmentation onto your lid
10. Use a black gel liner to line your upper lashline and wing it out at the ends
11. Drag a small amount of the same liner halfway on your lower lashline as well
12. Apply a volumizing mascara
13. Apply a natural lip shade that enhances your lip's natural color

As for hair, I love this picture and I think it makes the look amazing!
To get this, use a large barrel curling iron (1.5 in or more) and curl your hair in sections away from your face. You can part your hair on the side or in the middle (I suggest middle.) Instead of using hairspray, run a bit of finishing cream through your hair to control fly aways and give a glossy finish. Take a piece of hair from underneath and fishtail braid it and tease the ends to hold it in place( no elastic required!) You can also tease your crown for extra volume. Another option would be creating several small braids instead of one large one.

I really hope you guys enjoy this first day of school look and stay tuned for Day Two!

Links and References:


How to fishtail braid:

How to wing your eyeliner:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Series: Back To School

Hey everyone! I'm going to start a blog series about back to school, since that time is sadly approaching. Each post will consist of an outfit, a makeup look, a hair idea, and other bits. There will be 5 posts - one for each day of the first week of school, unless I'm requested to do more.

Be sure to look out for Day One soon!

Leave me a comment with anything you'd like to see or incorporate during your first week of school -xoxo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Hi everyone, so I wanted to know what you guys wanted to see a post about? I have quite a few things I'd like to review, but I want to know what you guys want to see! Tutorial, haul, review, fashion name it, I'll do it. So, just leave a comment on this post and let me know what you would like to see! I appreciate it! xoxo

Review: Urban Decay Box of Primers

I was browsing Ulta a while back and came across a box with four primers by Urban Decay. For around $50, you received a Complexion Primer Potion, Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Eyelash Primer Potion, and a Lip Primer Potion. This was a steal, considering these products retail around $20 each!

The foundation primer is in the Pore Perfecting formula, designed to vanish pores and make your skin look flawless. Overall, I wouldn’t purchase this product again because I didn’t think it made a dramatic difference in my skin after I applied my foundation.
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The eye shadow primer is amazing, of course. This is possibly Urban Decay’s most famous product. I absolutely LOVE this stuff. It not only keeps your eye shadow in place all day, but also makes your shadow colors more vibrant on your lids. I’m obviously repurchasing!
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The eyelash primer is very nice. I don’t like the drugstore dual-ended mascaras with a primer on one side, so I was wary about this product. I was pleasantly surprised. Urban Decay says this product is a “Lengthening, volumizing, fortifying mascara base.” I’m not so sure about the lengthening part, but it definitely makes my lashes volumized and full.  The trick with this product is applying your mascara immediately after applying this, that way you won’t have white eyelashes!
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The lip primer is something I would have never purchased on its own because I really don’t mind reapplying my lipstick or gloss. However, I love this stuff! For one, I really like the way it smells. It’s not moisturizing, but it keeps you lip color in place! Another great feature is that it has SPF 15! 

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