Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rose Gold

Hey everyone! I just wanted to make a quick post today, since I haven't in awhile, on a trend that I'm loving. I'm sure everyone has probably noticed rose gold popping up everywhere lately, and I, like most everyone else, love it! This past weekend I picked up a few of my first rose gold items. I think it's a gorgeous color. I'm not a huge fan of yellow gold, but rose gold is a perfect fit for me, and I think it's a lovely shade for spring. Let me know if you've picked up any cute rose gold items yourself! xo

 Handbag- H&M
 Bracelet- H&M
 Ring- Charming Charlie
 Sandals- Target

Friday, April 13, 2012

Crown Brush "Brush Away Cancer" 12 Piece Set

Hey everyone!
It's been a little while since I've updated so I wanted to drop by quickly to show you my new brushes that came in the mail. This was my first REAL brush purchase. Brushes can get really expensive, especially if you're buying sets, so I've always just had an assortment of cheaper brushes from different brands. The set that I bought is the twelve piece Brush Away Cancer from Crown Brush. I bought them off of Hautelook about a month ago, but (as you know if you've ordered from
Hautelook before) sometimes it takes a little while for products to get sent out, so they just came in the mail a week ago. The sale price that I got them for was $25,which is a really awesome deal for as many brushes as you get. I love the pink color, and they're extremely soft on my face. If you're interested, you can buy this set off of the crown brush website for only $30.

Brushes from left to right: Pointed Liner, Lash, Brow Comb,Smudger, Lip, Angle Liner, Concealer, Crease, Shadow, Foundation, Blush, Powder

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NYX Box of Smokey Look Collection

I've been obsessed with hautelook lately. If anyone is unfamiliar with hautelook, it's a website that you can sign up for that runs special deals on different brands. They have new deals starting every day, but each deal only runs for 48 hours at that price. They have stuff on there for everyone. They have the obvious clothes and makeup for women, but they also have specials on clothes for men and babies, as well as home decor. A few weeks ago, they were running a special on NYX products, and I decided that I had to get something because the prices were so good. I decided to go with the NYX Box of Smokey Look Collection. My "go to" look usually involves a smokey eye of some sort so I knew this was something I would use often. This palette usually runs for $22, but I got it for the special price of only $13!

The first thing you see upon opening this up is the eye shadows. They have them separated into four different sections based on what type of smokey eye you may want to do. From left
to right: Classic Smokey Eye, Purple Smokey Eye, Bronze Smokey Eye, and Natural Smokey Eye. The eyeshadows are a mix between shimmers and matte shades, and from what I've swatched so far, the majority of them seem very pigmented.

The eyeshadows slide over to reveal another compartment where the face powders are. On the right are three blushes in different shades of pink, and on the left there is a bronzer as well as highlighting/contouring powders. A small black eyeliner pencil is included to the right of the blushes with an eyeshadow brush and lip brush to the left of them.

If that wasn't enough to impress you, it also opens up into a bottom compartment! On the left is a wide variety of lip colors and on the right there's a selection of glitter creams
as well as concealers. The concealers include a green to cover up redness, a purple to counteract yellow undertones, and fair/dark shade to use depending on your skin color.

And this is what it looks like with all the compartments open! You can no longer get this for the price I got it, but it is for sale on the NYX website for $22 which is still a really good deal for all that you get. I'm very impressed with the color payoff so far, and I will let everyone know my complete thoughts once I've used it a bit more!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mini Update

Hey guys! Sorry I've been somewhat M.I.A lately. I've been busy being sick and trying to keep up with work and school. I don't have a whole lot to update right now, but I did want to show you a few small things I got recently.

First off is these new glass containers I bought to store my brushes. I've always kept my brushes in a little Victoria's Secret makeup bag, but I noticed that they were getting a little ro
ughed up and dirty from being in there on top of each other all the time so I thought this would be a cute way to store them. The containers are glass and inside I have black and pink stones to put them in and add a little decoration. I got the containers and the stones from Ikea&all of it was under $10!

I went to MAC a couple days ago to pick up another fluidline eyeliner because I'm almost out and ended up picking up a new lipstick as well. This is the shade Costa Chic and it's a Frost. I've really been loving coral for spring, and this is the perfect shade! It's so pretty and pigmented on and definitely gives a pop of color.

That is all I have to update at the moment. I ordered both the NYX Box of Smokey Look Collection and a Crown Brush set of 12 brushes from Hautelook so I'll be doing a review on both of those when they get here! xo

Friday, March 16, 2012


I recently discovered a new little cupcake shop near my school/work&I just thought I would share a photo of them! I went with four mini cupcakes rather than big ones so I could have the chance to taste more flavors.

The flavors I got were: Peanut Butter&Jelly(top left), Espresso with Kahlua frosting(top right), Dulce de Leche with caramel filling(bottom left), and Bailey's(bottom right). They were all so good, and I will definitely be heading back there more often!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Jeffrey Campbell Black Spiked Lita's

My Jeffrey Campbell shoes JUST came in the mail! I was looking at these for quite some time and once I got my tax return money, I finally decided to splurge on them. So far, I love everything about them, down to the box that they came in. Before purchasing them, I read that most people recommend going a size up in these shoes. I wear between a 6 and a 7&a half, so I decided to get them in a 7. I tried them on and walked around a bit, and they're actually a bit loose on me, but I think once I'm wearing jeans/socks/leggings, they'll fit perfectly. I'll do a full review on them once I've had the chance to wear them around, but here's some photos of them for now!

Ulta Haul: Pictures and Swatches

Philosophy Shampoo/Shower Gel/Bubble Bath in Melon Daiquiri

Pssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo

Joico K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor

Tan Towel Half Body Application

NYX Pin-Up Tease Mascara

NYX Eyeshadow in Cherry

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Dolly Girl

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo

NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Glow

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Strawberry Milk

NYX Glitter Mania Pigment in Silver

NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Black & Velvet

Swatches of products from left to right: Cherry eyeshadow, Strawberry Milk eye pencil, Dolly Girl Xtreme Lip Cream, Tokyo Matte Lip Cream, Velvet eye pencil, Black eye pencil, and Glow cream blush

Ulta Haul// 21 Days of Beauty Sale

My very first haul! Clearly I'm not used to being on camera yet, but it's a start. I hope everyone enjoys, and pictures/swatches of the products will be up by the end of the day! xo

Saturday, March 10, 2012

One of my favorite nail colors, perfect for spring! I also wore one of my new outfits today :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Shopping Haul

This past Tuesday I had off of school and work for Spring Break, a
nd I finally got the chance to do some shopping. I have a habit of being drawn towards blacks&greys even though most of my closet consists of dark clothing already, so I went determined to add a few bright items to my wardrobe that would prepare me for spring.

I ended up getting four shirts from Forever21 (one is pictured above, another below). A pair of coral shorts from Charlotte Russe that were on sale for $15 (pictured above).

Hot Topic was having a buy one, get one 50% sale on all denim, and I was in need of some jeans, so I got two pairs. One is an acid wash jean (pictured above) and the other a pair of black jeans. Both are a skinny stretchy material that almost has a jegging quality to them. I also stopped by Victoria's Secret on my way out and picked up a couple small things. I needed a carrying case for my lip products that I keep in my purse, and I found this cute case there that fits them perfectly. While waiting in line at the register, I also snagged a couple of these hand sanitizers in their most popular scents that were 3 for $5.

Last but not least, I stopped at the Walgreens on my way home to see what they had going on that day. For anyone that doesn't end up stopping by Walgreens a couple times a week like I do as it's RIGHT by my house, I would recommend giving it a shot. Every time I go in, they have a good deal going on in the beauty department. Last week, they had buy one, get one free on the Organix hair products, and I ended up getting 4 things for only $16! This time when I stopped in, they had buy one, get one 50% off on Maybelline cosmetics. I picked up a color tattoo eyeshadow in Fierce&Tangy (pictured below), bronzer, a natural pink lipstick, and Dream Bouncy cheek color in a pretty coral shade.

That about does it for my first haul for spring! Let me know what your favorite products are this season and where you've found good deals.

Until next time, xo

I thought this short survey would be a fun way for everyone to get to know me in a unique way xo

If I were a month, I’d be
If I were a day of the week, I’d be a Friday.
If I were a planet, I’d be Pluto.
If I were a sea animal, I’d be a Sea Otter.
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a Bed.
If I were a gemstone, I’d be a Diamond.
If I were a flower, I’d be a Pale pink rose.
If I were a kind of weather, I’d be Thunderstorm.
If I were a color, I’d be Mint green.
If I were an emotion, I’d be Calm.
If I were a fruit, I’d be a Strawberry.
If I were a sound, I’d be Ocean waves.
If I were an element, I’d be Water, in the form of rain.
If I were a place, I’d be Paris.
If I were a taste, I’d taste like Salted milk chocolate.
If I were a scent, I’d smell like Freshly baked cookies.
If I were an object, I’d be a Lipstick.
If I were a body part, I’d be the Lips.
If I were a song, I’d be Unwinding Cable Car- Anberlin.
If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be a pair of Stilettos.

First post!

I'm really excited to be starting this blog! I've thought for a long time about trying to make my own blog to post makeup, clothing, reviews, baking recipes, and personal posts, but I haven't had much time to start on it. I don't know how many people will end up viewing this or caring, but I'm determined to keep with it at least to give me something to do that I enjoy. I have a lot of changes coming my way soon, and I'd really like to be able to document it here for myself and whoever else that wants to follow on my journey.