Monday, May 27, 2013

Mini Haul & Review : Natural SkinCare

"If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away."
If it's dangerous to put in my mouth, why would I want it absorbed into my skin?
Just a thought.
I've been slowly switching out my old skincare products to more natural products.
While out in a local village I picked up a few natural products and then some more later at Target.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In A Sunny Spring Mood - Nature & Fashion

The first flowers that bloomed this season all happened to be yellow..
The flowers and the sunshine both sparked some inspiration in me.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

NEW Charming ~ Revlon Nail Enamel

More and more flowers are blooming, but the trees here still have not grown their leaves.
The beautiful flowers are enough for now, and definitely provide inspiration for spring outfits and beauty.
Lately, I've been searching my nail polish collection to find any pretty pastel shade I could..
Turns out I need to go shopping for some more.
A week ago while I was out, I picked up one pastel shade that was too pretty to pass up.
211 Charming from Revlon

Thursday, April 18, 2013

NEW Summer Limited Edition Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

The Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows have been a big hit ever since they first came out.
They go on with ease, are creamy, pigmented, and stay on for hours.

Recently, while I was at Bed Bath & Beyond, I noticed a collection of new shadows in the makeup section.
Unfortunately there were only three colors left (not sure out of how many), but I only picked up one.
The color I picked up is Seashore Frosts, which is a gorgeous duochrome shadow that contains a light blue shade that goes with my prom dress.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag - March! Reviews & Opinions

I'm still rolling with the Ipsy glam bags.
This is my third month being subscribed, and I'm still interested in seeing what products I will receive in the future.

This months bag is actually cute.
I hadn't bothered including the last two bags in the photos for their product reviews, but this bag is too cute to exclude.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wet n Wild Coloricon Brow & Eye Liner - Review

To me, my brows are the most important part of any look when I wear makeup.
Even when I'm barely wearing any makeup, I almost always fill in my brows.
So when my Revlon brow pencil dried out, I was in need of a better option.
At $0.99, the Wet n Wild brow & eye liner pencils seemed like good products to try out.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Organization & Sex and the City

At the moment, I am buried underneath my covers, with my netbook on my hip, and Sex and the City on in the background.

Do you ever feel as though time just whizzes by, leaving you standing there confused and surprised?
One minute I'm putting on my makeup, figuring out my outfit, then I'm out the door for school, then home and right into my sweats, and in a flash I am already in bed ready to fall asleep.

When you're disorganized, like myself, time can pass by far quicker than you hope.
Usually, nothing actually gets done during that time.
Organization is key, it's the key, to opening that door that's holding you back from where you want to be.
Or at least for me it is.

A set schedule or routine can seem hard to follow at first, but it's like putting on makeup..
There is nothing wrong with a routine, in fact it makes things so much simpler and the more you get used to it the quicker things get done, leaving you with more time to add other things into your schedule.

I'm in need of a good, set, daily routine and schedule, to bring order back to my days and get things done.
Since I've been lacking that order lately, I feel I should apologize since it's caused a lack of activity on my blog and other places as well.
I've found inspiration to organize myself from other people, bloggers, vloggers, and from watching television as well, as silly as that may sound.
One show in particular is Sex and the City.

If there is one show I will forever love, no matter how many times I watch the same episodes, it is Sex and the City.
The friendship, the love, the fashion, the city, everything!
The show completely turns around any mood I'm in and puts a smile on my face.
Carrie Bradshaw has a great career, a fantastic closet, and a seemingly carefree yet organized life.
Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda are inspiration as well.

I can envision myself in my future Manhattan apartment, with a beautiful view of the city skyline from a full wall window, relaxing on a long sofa with my computer on my lap, and Sex and the City still playing on my television screen, with Carrie Bradshaw's narration and fabulous words of wisdom.
If I want that, I need to start getting organized now!
I hope to reorganize myself tomorrow, so that I can get back to a good routine and start doing things I enjoy in a set schedule, including posting on my blog and pages!
Thank you all for still checking up on here, there will be new posts up soon!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mini Haul : OPI, Wet n Wild, Maybelline

I have not been shopping in, what seems like, forever.
I was not expecting to even go shopping recently, but I was out and at Value Drugs, so I decided to just pick up a few things while I had the chance.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Favorite Nude Lipstick - L'Oreal Colour Riche Fairest Nude

When I hear nude lips, I flash back to when I used to use concealer or foundation..
Very unpleasant.

If you're someone who has a hard time figuring out what nude lipstick to buy that wont make you look dead, washed out, or crazy, I understand your dilemma.

Nude is not one specific color.
Saying "nude" lipstick is like saying a "naked" foundation; they're supposed to look natural.
Basically, they're supposed to look like your real lips or skin, but better.

When looking for a nude lipstick, look for a color that matches your lips as closely as possible.
I recommend getting either one or two shades lighter or darker, or hopefully a perfect match.
It takes time to find a great nude color, but it's possible!

 If you have the same color lips as I do, this lipstick might be for you.
L'Oreal Colour Riche - Fairest Nude
I have fair skin in winter, but my lip color stays relatively the same even when I get dark in the summer.
This is currently the only "nude" lipstick I have, because it's the only one that fits me almost perfectly.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer - Review

As much as I love trying out foundations to see which ones give a flawless and beautiful finish,
I'm not too content with having all of those chemicals on my skin all day everyday, and I don't feel my skin needs to be covered since my complexion is fairly clear.
So, I set out to find myself something sheer and healthy for my skin.
I ended up finding a 100% organic tinted moisturizer by Physicians Formula.
Organic? Sounds good so far!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Fashion Haul - Spring Clothes & Books ♥

With all of the spring clothing coming out, it is so hard not to be excited for the next season!
I've always been a lover of fall and winter, when I get to layer and wear cozy clothing.
I'm not sure why, but since around January I've been craving spring.
The brights, the pastels, the shorts, the sandals and peep toes..
Eating outside with the sun kissing my face, smelling the warm fresh air, and just enjoying the outside.
Spring fashion has hooked me and reeled me in.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag - February! Products & First Impressions

Another month, another Glam Bag!

February Products
Pixi Flawless & Poreless Face Primer
Coastal Scents Glitz & Glamour Eye Shadow
Mica Beauty Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner
Pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow!!! Mascara
Lash Card

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Blues? Forget It, Love Yourself

Valentine's Day

It can be a happy day or a low day.
Or, it could be just another day.
I personally prefer to make it a happy day, as with every other day as well.

With people around me getting flowers, chocolates, and stuffed animals I can easily let it be a low day, and I have in the past.
However, I've grown to have a different look on this day.
Since Valentine's Day is a day to set things aside for the moment and just show love to your romantic partner, I look at it as a day to show a little love to myself.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fitness February ~ Sunday Plans

That right there is my phone wallpaper.
I see it every time I go on my phone, and it works as my reminder for getting fit this February~

My New Year's resolution was like most people's.
"start working out"
Basically... that just didn't happen.
I sat on my bum, and "tomorrow" became my favorite word.

Something about the month of February has changed my mind.
Maybe because it is getting closer to spring, for both warm weather and showing more skin, or maybe because "fitness" and "February" sound so good put together.
Either way, I've become motivated and I'm no longer putting off working out.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Goodbye Blemishes! - Almay Clear Complexion Concealer

I'm not sure what has been going on recently, but I've been breaking out like crazy!
Ok, maybe not crazy, but way too much compared to my usual.
Some have been under the skin blemishes that take a week or even two to go away.
Others are real tiny, usually around the center of my face next to the bridge of my nose.

I use a breakout clearing face wash, which definitely helps, but by itself it just wasn't working fast enough this time.
I tried to get rid of them the old fashioned way, popping, which only damaged the skin around them.
I even tried a honey face mask. Not sure if that did anything.

I needed something different.. Something better.
I had heard about a blemish clearing concealer before, I forget where, and I thought it was a great idea.
So I did a little research and came across good reviews about the Almay Clear Complexion Concealer with BlemisHeal Technology.
I went out and got it as soon as I could.

By the way, it's snowing! It's actually a blizzard, but it wasn't as bad out when I took this picture.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Spring Cravings ☼ Fashion Trends 2013

Let's face it..
Winter is not over yet and we still have two months left until Spring.

There was snow on the ground this morning, which I love to see! 
I wore my riding boots, black jeggings, a white cropped sweater, and my favorite fur vest. 
The winter clothing is still being worn.
However, stores are beginning to introduce their spring collections!

Bright colors are everywhere!
Stripes are sneaking their way onto racks.
Keep your leather; it's pushed it's way into Spring too!
Short suits, my favorite, are making business look fun!
A-line dresses, black and white everything, bold designs, and bright pastels are also in.
Skin will be peeking through, whether through sheer fabric or daring cutouts. 

So many fun trends, it's hard to refuse them!

Here are some great picks for shopping inspiration I found on Polyvore.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Winter Favorites! ❅ Beauty

Our skin has needs during these cold seasons.
Our hair does as well.
They also have wants..
That's where my favorite winter beauty products come in!

Let's start with..
 I have been using this conditioner since September and it has drastically decreased my frizz, by about 80%.
My hair used to be so hard to manage, and if I let it air dry you'd think I'd been struck by lightning.
Using leave-in conditioners kind of helped that, but nothing compares to this product.
I can brush my hair even when it's curly and it comes out silky smooth.
It sleeks down my hair, leaves it feeling soft and healthy, and I cannot shower without it.
Great for dry winter hair.
L'Oreal Eversleek Sulfate Free Reparative Smoothing Conditioner: Silicone Free, 48HR Frizz Control

Friday, February 1, 2013

Winter Favorites! ❅ Jewelry

Black, gold, bronze..
Winter is my time to wear more dark colors.
Sometimes dark outfits need some pretty bold jewelry to liven them up.
My favorite winter jewelry does just that.

Let's start with..
 I wear these earrings 99% of the time during the cold seasons.
They are pretty, simple, and chic.
I have been told that they look like little eggplants, but they are gorgeous looking little eggplants then!
They match all of my winter outfits, and therefore are my everyday earrings.
They were a gift from my Yaya, and I love them!

Winter Favorites! ❅ Shoes

I can never have enough shoes..
In the winter time, you need to keep those feet of yours warm!
Whenever my feet are cold, the rest of my body is cold as well.
So to keep warm, a good pair of shoes are necessary!

Let's start with..
  These beauties are definitely my favorite pair of shoes that I've worn this winter.
Riding boots are great for everyday wear.
They aren't too tight around my calves, they are comfortable and great to wear with thick socks to keep my feet extra warm.
The best part is, if you step in mud with these babies, it only adds character!
They are riding boots after all.
By Ecote, From Urban Outfitters.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Winter Favorites! ❅ Bottoms

During winter I'm not as "bottoms" crazy as I am in the warmer seasons.
The part I focus on the most is how comfortable they are during these cold seasons.
Like I've said, winter is my cozy season!

Let's start with..

Winter Favorites! ❅ Tops

Sweaters, jackets, and coats.
Oversized or fitted.
Always comfortable!

Let's start with..

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Winter Favorites! ❅ Accessories

Winter and Fall have to be my favorite seasons of the year!
Layering and keeping nice and warm is half the reason why.
Winter is the time of the year that I consider the "cozy season".
It gets nippy outside, and that's where my winter favorites come in!

Let's start with...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Winged Out Smokey Eye - Steps & Products

Even on the days I do not go out, I still enjoy putting on makeup and experimenting with different products.
Also, if I didn't use them they'd take me forever to go through!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

NYX Matte Lipstick Swatches & Review

I cannot hide it, I've become lip product crazy this month..
Maybe not crazy, but more than half of what I've bought recently are lip products.
One lip product in particular that has gotten my attention is the NYX Matte Lipstick.
I hardly ever see NYX when I go out shopping, so my recent Ulta haul was the first time I got my hands on more NYX products.
I had tried out two NYX Matte Lipsticks from Ulta about a week before my last purchase and I really, really like them!
So, of course, I had to buy more.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Drugstore Makeup Haul!

I placed an order on Ulta on Thursday when they offered 20% total purchases.
No surprise, I was sucked into the offer, since I planned on going shopping soon anyway.
I bought some hyped about products and other products that have received great reviews as well.
Let's see what's inside..

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cozy Smokey Eye Makeup - Steps and Products

With chilly weather comes out cozy clothing.
Whether you're inside guzzling down some hot chocolate, or stuck in a chair attached to a desk at school,
a cozy outfit is always the best way to go during these cold seasons.
A great compliment to a cozy outfit, is a smokey eye.
I'm not one to go crazy with the smokey eyes, I keep them more toned down.
The lead role in this look was taken by Maybelline New York Stylish Smokes eyeshadow quad.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter vs Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper : Sugar Plum & Made-It Mauve

There has been a lot of hype around the Revlon Lip Butters this year.
Youtube gurus rave about them, and they can be found in many "Best Beauty Products of 2012" lists.
Other drugstore brands have and are introducing new products to top the Lip Butters.
One brand in particular, Maybelline.
Maybelline has recently introduced their Color Sensational Color Whisper lipstick.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Ipsy Glam Bag! Monthly Beauty Subscription

It's finally here!
I actually received my Ipsy Glam bag on the 15th of this month, but my post about it is finally here!
I've been testing out the products to see how I feel about them.

First, Ipsy is a beauty "community" which is 100% free to join, but the Glam Bag is a $10 a month, or $110 a year subscription.
The bag is filled with four to five beauty products, some sample size and some full size.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ulta Haul - Brushes, Face Palette, Mascaras

For a while now, I've needed new brushes. 
I've been looking for good foundation brushes and eye brushes. While searching and comparing, two brush sets stuck out in particular to me and I went ahead and bought them over at the Ulta near me.
The Real Technique brushes! 
The Starter Kit and the Core Collection.
Since I was there, I thought I would check out the the Kardashian's new makeup line, Khroma, as well.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New year and 365 ways to be a happier and better you!

Along with my New Year resolution to start working out again, which I've been slacking on, I'm also looking to be a better version of myself.
For the holidays I received a little book with the title "Everyday Happy 365 Ways to a better you".
The back reads: 
"If life is getting you down, try a daily dose of happiness! This pocketbook personal trainer is packed with healthy snacks and herbal remedies to get you feeling great, energy-boosting exercises you can do at your desk, and motivational meditations for a more positive outlook.
With 365 little changes that will make a big difference to your life, a happier, more successful you is just around the corner!"

by Jenny Hare

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, SPF 15 with Dermaxyl Complex Review

A good way to get me to buy something is when the word SALE is involved.

So of course when I opened my email from Sephora and saw "SALE ON SALE" I had no other choice but to check it out.
I ended up buying a 0.4oz size of Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, originally $17, on sale for $10, and then after the additional 20% off sale, $8.
That's about 53% off.. So I bought it.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Two Product Reviews: Eyebrow & Cheek: Revlon & NYC

Everyone knows that no makeup look is complete without the brows! Perfectly trimmed and shaped.
To achieve that perfect look, I prefer a pencil.
My eyebrows have some patches, particularly my left brow which never wants to work with me..
So to make it work, and of course the other as well, I've been using Revlon Brow Fantasy.

New Years Resolution

Right now I am sitting on my yoga mat on my floor eating a bowl of ice cream..
Why? I just worked out.
That is my New Years resolution.
Not to sit on my floor and eat ice cream.. but to work out.
During the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, I used to work out every day. I dropped from a size 4 pants to a size 1. Everything goes to the thighs and booty!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Review - Drugstore Highlighter!

As you might have seen in my last blog post, I tried out a blush, bronzer, and highlighter trio that was a complete bust.
After returning that, I went to Bed Bath & Beyond with my brother. While he was choosing bedding, I wandered off to the makeup section.
I had researched what some good highlighters at the drugstore were before hand and came across one product by Prestige.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Product Review, Positive & Negative, Rimmel London & Revlon

For a first review, I thought it would be best to include a product I like and a product I do not like. Both items were bought within this past week.
Let's start with Revlon..


Happy New Years! Day of Shopping, Fashion Haul!

Happy New Years!!!
A whole new year, new opportunities, new experiences! New Year resolutions!
My resolution.. Start working out again!

Today, I did not work out, but I went shopping to spend my gift cards I received for Christmas, and now I'm watching Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve with a mug of Ghirardelli peppermint hot cocoa! :)

I visited my favorite store, Annie Sez. They sell discounted designer items, and then they usually have sales which make the prices go down even more! Everything they sell is on trend and, for the most part, gorgeous. I never go home unhappy!
Let's see what I got!