Saturday, August 17, 2013

50 random facts about me.

  1. I'm 5'11" and I absolutely hate it. 
  2. My first job ever was working at an animal hospital for three years. It was emotionally draining to say the least.
  3. I cry of laughter at least once a day.
  4. I hate to feed into the "Common White Girl" stereotype but I'm an absolute Starbucks addict. Venti french vanilla iced coffee with soy and two splendas is my queen.
  5. I've met Rihanna, Ashley Tisdale, and Drake Bell and have also have been face-to-face with Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.
  6. I always get judged for this but I really like "screamo"music; all my friends think I'm a weirdo but haterz gonna hate.
  7. I'm a future cat hoarder.
  8. I haven't eaten meat in three years and any animal product at all in four months.
  9. I was nominated top three as "Funniest" for my high school's yearbook superlatives but lost it to my friend. I guess I'm not that funny..
  10. I've never been stung by a bee.
  11. I'm literally obsessed with Youtube. I spend at least two hours each day watching videos and looking through my subscriptions. I need Youtube rehab.
  12. I'm constantly torn between pursuing a career in the music or beauty industry.
  13. I absolutely adore scary movies, especially ghost ones. However, I always regret them when I go to bed.
  14. I was a madrigal singer in high school. 
  15. American Horror Story and Orange Is The New Black are two of my favorite series, I highly recommend them if you haven't checked 'em out; I've also recently started Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones which I really like as well.
  16. I think seafood is repulsive.
  17. I have an older brother.
  18. I begged my parents to let me get my nose pierced for three years, they finally let me last year but I had to take it out for an audition and it closed up. Boo. I really want to get it re-pierced.
  19. I'm the world's biggest procrastinator. I don't think I've ever done homework at home or studied for a test more than an hour before it.
  20. I don't have my ears pierced.
  21. I hated sushi up until last year and now I can't get enough of it.
  22. I'm dying to go to England and all of Europe in general. It seems absolutely beautiful.
  23. I hate hate hate any type of confrontation; a waiter can give me the wrong meal at a restaurant and I probably wouldn't say anything.
  24. I've lived in New York my whole life.
  25. I ALWAYS check behind the shower curtain before I use the bathroom; I swear one day there will be a killer clown hiding there waiting to kill me.
  26. Autumn will always be my favorite season. The weather, clothing, holidays, and scents are perfection.
  27. On that note, summer is my least favorite season. I do enjoy that summer means no school but I absolutely hate the heat and humidity and I  much prefer being bundled up.
  28. Sea otters are my favorite animal.
     
                 (I mean c'mon, how cute are they?!)
  29. I often have dreams involving my teeth whether they be falling out, disintegrating, or my jaw permanently locking. It's so pleasant.
  30. I desperately want to make a Youtube channel but I keep procrastinating because I'm so darn nervous. I'll be taking the plunge sometime soon.
  31. Evan Peters is perfection.
  32. My family used to have a tradition during Christmastime where we would rent a personal tour bus with all of my cousins, aunts, and uncles and would be driven around New York City and take little stops and just view the lights and such. It was so much fun and I'm super sad we stopped it.
  33. Zoe Sugg and Louise Pentland are the reason I started blogging and I'm so so so happy I did.
  34. Carbs are my world. Bagels, pasta, potatoes, pancakes, pizza, are my all time favs. I'm quite the health-nut as you can see.
  35. My Doc Martens (I hate the fact that they're real leather), Levi's dark wash jeggings, and H&M dark green army jacket are the most worn items in my closet.
  36. My cousin Tara is my absolute best friend. Calling her my best friend seems like an understatement; we're just about as close as two people can be. I love her so incredibly much.
  37. I always get bad anxiety in movie theaters and the subway. 
  38. Lipsticks are my absolute favorite makeup product and I buy more of them whenever I get the chance.
  39. My guilty pleasures are Pretty Little Liars, The Kardashians, Honey Boo Boo, and Wendy's french fries.
  40. Dan Howell & Phil Lester are probably my favorite Youtubers.
  41. I'm currently studying Opera and I really really love it; I have the most incredible and talented teacher.
  42. It's currently 1:03 am.
  43. I love any type of crime investigation show; fiction or nonfiction. I find it incredibly interesting.
  44. I quote Spongebob on a daily basis.
  45. I fell on stage last year during my scene of a play and it was the most mortifying moment of my life, hands down.
  46. I've never had a boyfriend.
  47. Miranda Sings is my soul animal. Just sayin'. Haters back off.
  48. I don't have my license (for no reason in particular).
  49. I share a bed with my beloved cat. He's fifteen pounds of pure beauty. He's pictured above.
  50. I love you all and I love meeting new people so please always feel free to shoot me an e-mail or message me on tumblr. I would enjoy it more than anything :) 
MY FINGERS ARE ON FIRE.

Friday, August 16, 2013

what's in my travel makeup bag & my vacation essentials.


Howdy everyone! I absolutely love taking a peak inside people's travel makeup bags and since I'm going away to the shore for a few days I figured I would show ya'll what I'm bringing along with me in my travel makeup bag! I'll also be sharing my "Shore/Vacation Essentials" as well not only to share my advice but to also sneakily help me remember what I need to pack for tomorrow mwahaha! I hope this helps! On with the post...

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag...



1. Urban Decay Naked & Naked 2 Palettes: It's a little unnecessary to bring both but I use the shades "Buck" and "Naked" to fill in my eyebrows and darken my crease while I use a ton of shades in Naked 2 to create my everyday look so I could not simply bring just one!

2. Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: This product will be perfect on days when I hit the beach or will be sweating a whole bunch! It evens out my complexion and adds a healthy glow without the heavy and greasy feeling of foundation.

3. Clarins Truly Matte Foundation: For nights when I feel like I need more coverage, this foundation will be perfect. I always get so many compliments when I wear this foundation because it really makes your skin look flawless. Although it's mattifying (which is perfect for humid & hot weather), it still allows some of my natural oils to come through so I look healthy and humanly. I adore this stuff!

4. ELF Setting Mist: I've recently discovered this stuff and I can honestly say that I'm a fan. It certainly makes my makeup last a bit longer and it also just feels so darn refreshing when I spray it on! This will be perfect for the hot weather.
5. MAC Studio Fix Powder: I use this product everyday to set my concealer and control oil in my t-zone! There's no way I could leave home without it! 

6. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle: This is the perfect highlighting powder that adds such a pretty glow! I use this almost everyday and sometimes pack it on my eyelids for a shimmery sheen. It's a must have in my makeup bag.

7. Benefit Hoola Bronzer (sample size): I was obsessed with this bronzer when I first used it and figured I would bring it along with me for my trip because it's so tiny and easy to travel with! It's the perfect matte brown - and of course I need a bronzer!

8. Benefit Coralista Blush (sample size): Again, bringing this little guy because it's such a convenient size! I really like the shimmery peachy color as well!

9. NYX Blush in Silky Rose: Decided to bring this blush as well for a little variety! I've been using it everyday because it's the perfect rosy pink color.

10. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded: Another everyday product for me. I use this under my eyeshadow and it works perfectly. Such a great neutral shade!
11. Covergirl Lashblast Mascara: Super volumizing and lengthening! Not much else to say.

12. ELF Brow & Lash Gel: I use this everyday to set my brows! I can't live without it.

13. Jordan Brow Pencil in Darkbrown: I use this pencil to shape and intensify my brows. It's so great and affordable!

14. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: The best drugstore concealer, hands down. I use it under my eyes to conceal discoloration and it works like a charm. Such a staple in my everyday look!

15. I probably don't NEED four lipsticks but I can't help myself. I'm bringing Rimmel's Nude Delight (a peachy nude), MAC's Candy Yum Yum (a neon hot pink), MAC's Ruby Woo (a matte true red), and Rimmel by Kate Moss's 107 (a vampy deep red). I'll honestly probably end up throwing a few more lip products into my bag before I leave. True Life: I'm addicted to lipstick.

Vacation Essentials

1. Sun Screen: This is pretty gosh darn obvious but sunscreen is so important, I couldn't not add it to my list! I completely regret all the times when I was younger and carelessly spent hours in the sun without protection (WHAT WAS I THINKING!?) and ended up looking like a lobster in so much pain. It's not worth the risk! Pack AND utilize tons of sun screen! 

2. Snazzy Sunglasses: Sunglasses are incredibly essential on beach trips! Not only do they protect your precious lil eyeballs but they also can look super cute! I adore Target's sunglasses.

3. Texturizing Hairspray/Mousse: I don't know about you guys but I rarely use heat on my hair as is therefore on vacation I definitely do not want to be bothering with my hair so texturizing products are perfect! Just apply some after you get out of the shower, beach, or pool and your hair will look like a beautiful mermaid's!

4. Lip Balm with SPF: Again, sun protection is so crucial! Applying lip balm with SPF will prevent sunburn and gross chapped lips!

5. Camera: Don't forget your camera! Taking pictures and capturing memories is one of the best part about going away to new places.

6. Face Wash, Exfoliator, Moisturizer: Obviously you cannot forget your good old reliable face products! Ending and starting your day by taking care of your skin will ensure beautiful glowing skin throughout your trip. You can also buy mini bottles to take which are so cute and tiny!

7. Medication: Of course remember any meds you take along with things like aspirin! Having those on hand will  prevent much headache (no pun intended)! 

8. Small Purse/Wristlet: Especially when exploring new terrain or walking around town the last thing you want to be lugging around is a big old handbag so bring along a small purse or wristlet to carry your essentials in. 

9. iPod/iPhone & Headphones: Listening to tunes while relaxing on the beach is so much fun so obviously don't forget your iphone/mp3 and DO NOT forget your headphones or charger!!!

10. Reusable Water Bottle: Staying hydrated in warm weather is so important! A refillable water bottle can be so handy!

11. Books & Magazines: Books and magazines are great to flip through when you're hanging on the beach or about to fall asleep! They're always perfect to have on hand. 

12. Makeup Removing Wipes: After a long day of sweating in the heat it's so nice to have refreshing makeup removing wipes to swipe away your makeup! I can't live without my Simple Cleansing Wipes.

I hope this gave you guys some inspiration & ideas! I hope you have/had a great vacation and summer thus far! xo


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Some snazzy little first impressions.


Hello again! I'm being wild tonight and publishing a whole two posts tonight to make up for my absolute lack of blogging. I'm pretty positive that absolutely no one actually reads what I post but I've been finding it so darn fun just blabbing on about makeup - so at least I'm getting enjoyment out of it! Anywho, I subscribed to Ispy/Glam Bag a few weeks ago and received my first bag the other day and eagerly tried out the products (I gave the mascara and BB Cream to my mom) and decided to review 'em for you! 

{Also, I'm going to continue using a digital camera to take pics instead of my stinky iPhone camera! I hope the quality is a little better.}

NYX Blush in Silky Rose
This product alone was essentially worth the ten bucks I paid for the month. I've never been disappointed by NYX products and the trend certainly continued with this blush. The color of this product is the perfect rosy everyday pink and I've been indeed utilizing it everyday since I received it. I'm obsessed with the soft, silky texture of this blush as well, so incredibly easy to blend! This blush gets a 10/10 in my book! 

Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub
I'm a huge fan of anything exfoliating and after hearing the numerous positive reviews revolving around Michael Todd products in the Youtube and blogging community, I was oober excited to try this scrub out. This scrub is incredibly gentle and I would imagine would be good for an everyday use - it didn't feel too harsh and because this scrub is certified vegan there were no funky chemicals that irritated my skin. I loved the dark grey color of this product - it seemed a little scary at first but now it makes me laugh when I put it on. Although this scrub was good, it wasn't incredible. It made my face smooth but not like some homemade/drugstore scrubs have in the past. I do appreciate the natural ingredients though. If Michael Todd products were a little more affordable I'd definitely  be more pleased.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy
Can we all just take a quick moment to address how adorable the size of this lipstick sample is - so cute! Anywho, I'm very pleased with this product. First, I adore the color; it's a beautiful bright fuchsia color and applies on beautifully. The finish is smooth and moisturizing but not too obnoxiously shiny. This lipstick glides over the lips so easily and really blends well. I really love this product but I think some drugstore lipsticks do the same job as this little guy! I can't complain though.

Would you guys like to see monthly Ipsy reviews of some of the products or are they too overdone? That would certainly be fun for me! Let me know! Love all you little cuties :)
xo




Summer lip addictions.



Hello there my snazzy readers! I’ve came to the conclusion yesterday that I’ve basically survived off of five very exceptional lip products the past few months and I’ve decided to share ‘em with you all! So without further ado, here are my most used lip products of the summer...
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude DelightIn the past I’ve only ever worn bold lip colors or no lip color at all but as of recently I’ve found a great appreciation for nudes and lighter shades! I absolutely love this lipstick - it’s incredibly moisturizing and is so low maintenance compared to a red lip. I’ve been wearing this color like crazy lately and it really finishes off any look, bold or natural.
Rimmel London Lasting Finish By Kate Moss in 107: This lipstick is my absolute favorite. Even though it is a bit darker and vampier I’ve found myself wearing this lipstick a ton. This color makes any makeup look more dressed up and put together. I’m so excited to wear this shade in fall and winter as well. It’s finish is perfect as well - not too matte, not too shiny and not drying at all.
Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Think Pink: As I just mentioned, I’m really getting into nude, natural colors and this shade is perfect for that. I’m addicted to Wet N Wild lipsticks, they’re just so darn affordable and nice. This shade is so pretty with a bolder eye look - it really pulls it all together. It’s a fresher and more youthful shade than my typical vampier lips. These lipsticks are a bit drying but with a little Carmex it’s just fine. (psst this shade is a great dupe for MAC’s Creme Cup).
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Kiss Me Coral: I’m not a big fan of glosses typically - I find them to be too sticky, uncomfortable to wear, and just overall unflattering on me but this lip gloss is my one exception. I absolutely love the finish of this gloss, it’s not too shiny that it makes my lips look wet but it definitely gives off a pretty sheen. And the color is AMAZING - it gives the prettiest subtle coral glow and really warms up my complexion. It is also not sticky which makes me very happy ;D
MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum: Ugh, this lipstick is my queen. If you’ve never seen Candy Yum Yum in person, you haven’t seen it’s true beauty. It’s neon bright hot pink color is so unique and just screams summer and spring to me. It really spices up any outfit or makeup look I wear. I always apply this shade when I need a little pizazz. Just looking at it makes me happy.


Thanks for readin'! I hope you all are doing wonderfully and having a great end of summer! What are your summer lip favs?
 xo

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Paul & Joe Smoothing Base: Review.


    


   Hello beautiful creatures! I was sent the Paul & Joe Smoothing Base from their limited edition Beach Baby Collection a few days ago and have been incredibly excited to review it ever since! The Smoothing Base claims to prime the skin, minimize pores, erase discoloration, and supply hydration for a flawless makeup application. Here are my thoughts...

     When I first dispensed some of this product I noticed it had a very faint pretty smell, which is always nice, and a pale orangey-coral color. I was a little hesitant about the color because I was afraid it would discolor my skin like the Rimmel London Fix & Perfect primer had once done to me, luckily however this little guy was fine! (Sorry for the semi-gross looking swatch.)


     The consistency of this base is pretty thick which was unusual for me because I'm typically used to a more light latex based or lotion based primer however I ended up liking this Paul & Joe one even better. Because this primer is so smooth and thick it ended up really covering over any dry spots, pores, and blemishes and truly created an incredibly smooth base for my foundation to latch onto. The downside to this consistency is that I felt as though I needed to apply more product to cover my whole face rather than a lotion/latex based primer that spreads thinly with a small amount of product. However, the outcome of this primer makes up for it!

    This base also definitely hydrates and moisturizes the skin which is great for me because my skin has been pretty dry and flaky lately. With ingredients like apricot extract, orange flower water, and white lily extract for moisturizing as well as apricot and jojoba oils that work as emollients, I feel good about putting this product on my skin. As far as the claim that this base instantly erases discoloration and dark spots, I didn't see a huge change, but with these great ingredients maybe I'll see a change over time.

     One last thing I adored about this product is how it really allowed my makeup to last longer than usual. It's been so insanely hot in New York the past few days but even through the sweat and heat the Paul & Joe Smoothing base kept my makeup holding on! 

Overall? I really love this product. It's unlike any primer I've tried before in the best way possible. I think it would be great for any skin type and it has awesome skin-loving ingredients! You can buy this product here

Friday, July 5, 2013

Liebster Awards: Part 2&3.


The Liebster award is a way to give great blogs attention,  if they are in the shadows. The award encourages others to read these blogs.  This award has some rules, here they are:
  • You must link back to the person who nominated you.
  • You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you
  • You must pick 11 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers
  • You must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  • You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees

     Hello there you beautiful creatures! I've been kindly nominated for the Liebster Award again by two wonderfully spectacular bloggers; Emily from http://www.britishbeautyaddict.com and Grace from http://abitgraceful.blogspot.com/! I highly recommend you all follow these amazing gals!

Emily's Questions:
1. Pick the one beauty product you couldn't live without.
Definitely my red lipstick. It really spices up any look!

2. What is your top beauty tip?
Exfoliating & moisturizing you skin! It makes such a difference when applying makeup.

3. Where is your favourite place to visit?
I love visiting New York City. I live so close but only go once in a while and it's always so magical! You always see something new and there's something inspiring about being surrounded by so many different, unique people.

4. Who is your favourite blogger/youtuber?
I love reading Louise from http://sprinkleofglitter.blogspot.com! She's always so consistent with her posts and they're always so interesting and fun to read! My favorite Youtubers are Zoe Sugg, Louise (again), Bunny (grav3yardgirl), and Tanya Burr. I'm indecisive! 

5. What advice would you give to new bloggers?
I'm a new blogger myself but my best advice is to just keep it going. It's difficult to gain followers on here but if you stay consistent and produce good, honest content, a bigger audience will follow.

6. Do you blog full time?
As a job? I wish. But I always try to update my blog here and my blog on Tumblr on a daily basis!

7. What beauty products are you hoping to get next?
I'm dying to try out the Lorac Pro Palette and Sleek blush palettes.

8. What is your favourite movie?
The Last Song, Pans Labyrinth, or Little Miss Sunshine. An odd mix.

9. Heels or Converse?
Converse, definitely.

10. Go to make-up brand?
MAC or Wet N Wild! They definitely make up a lot of my collection.

11. What is the goal for your blog?
To help people out while simultaneously expressing my undying love for makeup & beauty.

Grace's Questions:
1. What are your summer essentials (name 3)? 
A light foundation or BB cream, Benefit Coralista Blush, Carmex Lip Balm.

2. What is your favorite perfume?
Currently it's Vera Wang Princess. So purdy!

3. What is your pet peeve?
Obnoxious chewing and misplacing things. Ugh.

4. Coffee or tea?
I adore both but I'm absolutely addicted to coffee.

5. If your life was being made into a movie, who would you want to play you?
Lucy Hale. I'm a little obsessed with her.

6. Read a good book or watch a good movie?
Both, but good books are always better.

7. If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably black or grey; they go with everything!

8. Celebrity crush?
Evan freaking Peters.

9. Where do you shop the most?
H&M, American Apparel, or Target.

10. What is your favorite beauty product at the moment?
I've fallen in love with my Revlon Colorstay Foundation all over again lately.

11. Current favorite song?
I really love all of Paramore's newest album! So catchy.

My Gorgeous Nominees.
(I suck and couldn't come up with eleven)
Becca from http://becdoesbeauty.blogspot.com
Jess from http://jessicacottonxo.blogspot.com/
Naomi from http://naomimatthews.blogspot.com
Janise from http://inallmyjannieness.blogspot.com
Rachel from http://lustslovesandmusthaves.blogspot.co.uk
Laura from http://www.lauralouisehaynes.com

My Questions.
1. What is your soul animal?
2. One piece in your closet you couldn't live without?
3. Your favorite beauty bargain?
4. What is your signature scent?
5. What are you most addicted to: twitter, tumblr, or instagram?
6. What do you typically order at Starbucks?
7. A celebrity you've gotten compared to?
8. Worst beauty product you've ever tried?
9. Top three favorite bands/musicians?
10. One place you're dying to visit?
11. Who is your beauty & fashion icon?

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Current Skincare Routine.


Hello you beautiful creatures! I’ve been trying to come up with a solid and semi easy (for lazy people like myself) skincare routine for a while now and I think I’ve finally achieved it! So without further ado here’s a bit about all of my little skincare friends…



1. Every morning when I wake up and every night before I go to bed I love using the SKINSYNC Brightening Gel Cleanser. I have incredibly pale skin so anything that claims to brighten the skin is right up my alley. I’ve been using this cleanser for a week now and I seriously love it! It has a true gel consistency with an extremely fine exfoliating property that’s gentle enough for everyday use on my sensitive skin - it also lathers up a nice amount. It definitely makes my face more glowy and bright which is a huge positive in my book. It smells like citrus which is really nice and refreshing especially in the mornin’!

2. To really work my daily cleanser deep into my skin and truly remove impurities I enjoy using my Dermabrush. This nifty little guy has the same idea as the popular Clarisonic except it’s literally one-third of the price - I couldn’t bring myself to spend $200-$300 on a cleansing tool so I settled for this! I actually ended up really loving this item. It feels really luxurious and deep cleansing and gives a nice exfoliation to the skin. It’s not too harsh and I use my makeup brush cleanser to wash the brush head! 

3. For a toner I’ve just started using the SKINSYNC Brightening Freshner. This product minimizes the skin as well as smooth the surface which is perfect for right before applying foundation and face makeup! It also has a ton of good ingredients for calming the skin which is great for people with redness like I have. It smells and feels incredibly refreshing on the skin. I love this.

4. For a daily moisturizer I’ve been using Garnier Nutrioniste Moisture Rescue Lotion! Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find it in drugstores lately but maybe I’m just not looking hard enough. Anywho, this is a great everyday moisturizer. It dries super quickly which is great for when you want to apply it just before makeup - and it doesn’t leave my face feeling greasy or oily. This product doubles as a light sunscreen with SPF 15 which is wonderful for everyday use.

5. Lastly, for when I want to remove my makeup I’ve been always turning to my SKINSYNC Dual Phase Makeup Remover. This product is targeted towards removing stubborn eye makeup and lip colors which is great for someone like me who wears bright lipstick and tons of mascara frequently! This remover works like a charm - it leaves absolutely no irritation on my eyes, it’s so gentle. It removes even waterproof mascara effortlessly. Such a great product. I also use Simple Cleansing Wipes to remove my face makeup but unfortunately I’ve just ran out of ‘em. You can read a review I did on them here

I’m on the hunt for a good under eye cream and overnight moisturizer, so if you have any suggestions please let me know! Anyway, I hope this helps! Please feel completely free to ask if you have any questions! :) xo

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Shopcade Summer Wishlist.



Hello there err'body! I found out about this incredible online store called Shopcade and wanted to share it with y'all! Shopcade features items from Asos, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Sephora, and much more. Could it get any better!? Anywho, below are some of my favorite drool-worthy summer pieces I found while browsing through Shopcade! Check out this magical store here!

Okay, first is this GORGEOUS bikini from the Urban Outfitters section. I seriously fell in love with it the moment I laid eyes on it! I absolutely love the retro, high-waisted style of this bikini and the colors are right up my alley. I love the coral base and the pops of periwinkle and bright green. Looove.
Buy this piece here.

Next are these retro-esque (can you tell I love retro?) sunglasses also from Urban Outfitters. I love the unique color and style of these and they're only ten bucks! I think these would look super cute with the bikini above! A sassy way to protect your eyes!

The next piece is from the Asos section. This is a funky printed maxi skirt; I adore maxi skirts and dresses during the summer because they're so comfortable and easy but also make you look well-dressed and put together. The print on this skirt is so bold and unique and would look adorable with simple solid colored top and some cute sandals and sunglasses. SO perfect for summer.

Lastly, also from Asos, is this adorable bright orange satchel bag. The color is so bright and eye-catching and just screams spring and summer to me. It's the perfect pop of color for any casual summer outfit and has such a unique style to it. It's also pretty darn affordable for such a nice bag!

How does winning 200 dollars toward Asos and Shopcade sound?
Amazing, right!? Well, if you're interested please click here and follow the super easy directions to enter yourself! This is such an awesome opportunity to snag some super adorable summer pieces, so why not give it a shot! 

Love ya'll! xo






Sunday, June 23, 2013

A super tiny weekend haul.


My cousin (best friend) and I went to visit our lovely aunt out of town this weekend and of course we both accumulated a couple of things. The first trip we made was to Walmart where I finally picked up one of the Impress Press-On Manicure. I had seen Bunny (aka grav3yardgirl on Youtube) mention these bad boys in one of her drugstore hauls and instantly fell in love with them. I love how bright and funky the tie-dye pattern of these are and I'm hoping they last a decent amount of time; so excited to try 'em out. I also picked up a new shade of the Maybelline Color Tattoos called Tough As Taupe; I tried out one of these shadows in the shade Barely Branded a week or so ago and I seriously haven't stopped using it ever since. These are so pigmented, creamy, and blendable - loooove. I feel like I'll get a lot of use out of this one because it's such a pretty neutral color.

Next, because my aunt absolutely spoils me and my cousin when we go to visit her she gifted us two of the SKINSYNC face products; one being the SKINSYNC Brightening Gel Cleanser and the other being  the SKINSYNC Dual Phase Makeup Remover. Although I've only had these a day, I tried them both out this morning and they seem to be really nice. The cleanser feels really refreshing and has a slightly exfoliating property. It also smells like citrus which is perfect for summer mornings. It also claims to be a brightening product, which would be awesome if it works efficiently. The makeup remover took off my eye makeup flawlessly which is incredibly nice - it didn't at all make my eyes feel raw or irritated in any way. If anyone wants a more in-depth review on these, please let me know!

Lastly, because my aunt is absolutely out of her mind generously gave us each a perfume. The one I got was the Clinique summer spray! It smells super fresh, florally, and *SURPRISE* summery! The bottle is adorable as well. Such a cute addition to my perfume collection.

Talk to you guys soon!
xo

Thursday, June 20, 2013

What I use to make myself smell like a girl.



My Most Reached For Perfumes
(in no particular order from left to right)
  1. Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift: I’m absolutely obsessed with this scent. It gives off an amazing deliciously berry scent and the bottle is a complete reflection of the smell - pretty and mystical. I like to wear this during the day and night - super versatile. I never ever get bored of Wonderstruck, it's so good.
  2. Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc JacobsI typically hate strong floral scents because they make me all nauseous and queasy. However, Eau So Fresh is the perfect amount of floral and freshness. It’s such a light, girly scent and is perfect for the spring and summer. I love this bottle as well - so cute and summery!
  3. Princess by Vera Wang: This is my newest perfume and it quickly grew to be one of my favorites! It’s smells wonderful with a combo of fruity and floral with a hint of a powdery-vanilla scent. It’s super feminine and I love this one for night & day! I feel like a lot of people would enjoy this scent.
  4. Pink Sugar by Aquolina: This perfume smells exactly like it’s name. It’s incredibly sweet and smells just like cotton candy - so yummy. I thought a scent this sweet would make me sick but it has a hint of freshness that makes it totally bearable. This is a great scent for younger gals as well as the older crowd!
  5. Be Delicious by DKNYThis is such a fresh scent. It’s a beautiful combination of mainly fresh green apple with a hint of floral. It’s great for anytime of year! I love it for nighttime, but it works during the day just fine as well.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A superb lipstick dupe.



      In a post I made a few days ago on my tumblr, I said that Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick in “Dollhouse Pink” is a dupe for MAC’s "Saint Germain", but I think it’s a phenomenal dupe for “Candy Yum Yum” as well! If you aren’t somebody who would often wear a hot pink lip or wouldn’t want to spend $15 on a lipstick, “Dollhouse Pink” is perfect for you! Both “Candy Yum Yum” and “Dollhouse Pink” give a super glowing fluorescent look on the lips, which makes them look super similar. They’re both incredibly eye catching. “Dollhouse Pink” has a bit of a more purple/orchid undertone but on the lips, they give just about the same look. Both shades are matte although the Wet N Wild one applies a tiny bit more easily. They both have the same lasting power, in my opinion as well. THUS, I think if you’re torn between them, get “Dollhouse Pink”, it’s super similar to “Candy Yum Yum” and you could buy five of the Wet N Wild lipsticks for the price of one MAC one…ridiculous! They’re both such a beautiful and bright shade for summer.


Le Swatches:The top one is “Candy Yum Yum” and the bottom is “Dollhouse Pink”. I can barely tell the difference between ‘em! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Liebster Award.


The Liebster award is a way to give great blogs attention,  if they are in the shadows. The award encourages others to read these blogs.  This award has some rules, here they are:
  • You must link back to the person who nominated you.
  • You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you
  • You must pick 11 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers
  • You must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  • You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees
     Well hello there, beauties! I was nominated for The Liebster award by the awesome Sierra from http://stylishlysierra.blogspot.com! Sierra has incredible posts all revolved around her amazing fashion sense, her blog is overall just so gosh darn adorable! Please follow this gal, you will not regret it at all!

  Okay, onto Sierra's questions...

  1. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why? ENGLAND. I've always been so intrigued by it! It seems so cute and cozy and I'm honestly infatuated by the accents! 
  2. What makeup item would you splurge on, even if you found a similar product from the drugstore? In general? Probably foundation, simply because typically higher-end products tend to be made with better quality ingredients, therefore I'd feel more "comfortable?" applying it to my sensitive skin.
  3. Can you speak any foreign languages? A tiny little bit of Italian. Basically whatever I can remember from school!
  4. What is your favorite clothing brand? Within my budget, I really love H&M and American Apparel!
  5. If I gave you $1000 or £1000, what would you buy? If all of my education & living expenses were covered and set aside, I would honestly probably buy a bunch of clothes! It would be a blast, let's be honest!
  6. Explain your style in one word? Bi-polar.
  7. Who are some of your favorite music artists? La Dispute, Being As An Ocean, Lana Del Rey, The Wonder Years.
  8. Do you have a secret talent? Hmm I'm pretty good at impersonating singers, I suppose :P
  9. Favorite drug store makeup product? Mascaras in general! Drugstore mascaras almost always work magically!
  10. If you had to choose between dugaree's or a dress, which would you pick? Dungarees as in a pair of jeans? If so, them! If not, a dress! 
  11. What is your current mood? (:  Pretty darn tired but also content!
 And my nominees for the Liebster Award are...

And the questions I would like these lovely ladies to answer are...

  1. What is one band/artist that is your guilty pleasure?
  2. Three makeup items that are on your wish list right now?
  3. Can you play any instruments?
  4. What is your absolute favorite lipstick?
  5. What is one item in your closet that you wear the most?
  6. Do you have/want any tattoos?
  7. Who is your all time favorite Youtuber?
  8. What movie/book character can you compare yourself to the most?
  9. Who is your style and/or beauty icon?
  10. The best and worst part about running a blog?
  11. Have you ever been personally victimized by Regina George?
Make sure to follow Sierra and the eleven blogs I mentioned above! We need to keep spreadin' the blogging love!