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 :) 

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 :)

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?