Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Favorite Holiday Nail Colors

Hey everyone!  Long time no blog, but I can finally say that I have more time to dedicate to blogging!  The semester is finally done, and I graduated from undergrad!  I had a great graduation and celebration, but I've missed putting blog posts together during all the commotion I've been through over the last month.

So back to the blog post...I wanted to share my favorite nails colors to wear during the holiday season with you all.  It's this time of year that you see people getting really festive with their makeup, clothes, and of course nails.  These are colors that I always bring out during this time of year, and to me they just scream Christmas and New Years.  If you want to see what I've been wearing on my nails lately just keep reading.  Enjoy!

Friday, December 5, 2014

November Favorites

I know I say this every month, but I can't believe another month has passed!  I'm so excited for December because of the holidays, but it's just zooming by so fast!  But are my November favorites.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope you have a great day with family, friends, and of course...FOOD!  And if you're heading out tonight for some shopping, have fun and be safe.  I hope you find some great deals :)

I also want to say thank you to those reading this now, to anyone who has read my blog before, and to all my blog followers!  You guys are awesome!

Have an amazing day!

*Photo from Pinterest

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Current Brow Routine | Maybelline Product Review

Hey everyone!  I recently changed my brow routine after taking a trip to Ulta.  The products I use now are so much better than the ones I used before, so I had to share it with you all!  Both products are from Maybelline, so it's very affordable. Keep reading for my current brow routine and a review on these products!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Hey everyone!  A quick little post today...I'm a little late on this but I finally bought the new Taylor Swift album, 1989, yesterday after spending days searching for the songs on YouTube and Tumblr.  I've been a Taylor Swift fan for years.  Her country albums have some of my all time favorite songs that bring back amazing memories, but I think she did great in her transition to pop.  She really embraced the pop sound, and I love it!  I'll admit that I do miss the songs she writes that can make me cry though haha! Anyways, I just wanted to share some of my favorites from the album...

Wildest Dreams (my #1 favorite)
Blank Space
Bad Blood
Out Of The Woods
All You Had To Do Was Stay

Have you listened to 1989?  What are your favorites?
Have a good weekend!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

First Impression | Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation

Hey everyone!  Today I want to share my first impression of the Ready Set Gorgeous foundation by Covergirl.  I've only heard one person briefly mention this foundation in a video, but I haven't seen any in depth reviews of it.  It's been around for several months already, but I've just now been noticing it in more stores.  I wanted to try it out for myself because I've been on the lookout for a nice foundation and I thought it would be a great product to try in a first impression!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

October Favorites

Hey everyone!  I've been so busy the last couple weeks with school and things haven't really been slowing down, but I'm trying my best to get some posts up at least once a week!  Today's post is my October Favorites.  I try to get favorites blogs up the first of the month, but I wasn't too far behind so I still wanted to share mine with you all.  Enjoy!

"Sunrise" IT Cosmetics Shadow
This Naturally Pretty Palette has been my absolute favorite palette for a long time.  Now that Fall has come around I've been playing around with my everyday eye look and I started using the "Sunrise" shade on my lid.  It's a beautiful shade and I love the warmth it's been giving my eyes.  If you haven't tried this palette I highly recommend it.

Sephora Nano Lipliners
I picked up two of these over the month of October and I think they're great for the price.  They're only 5 dollars, and the colors I have have worked amazing for me.  One is just a natural liner that I wear almost everyday.  I also have a brown shade that I like to sheer out as a base for when I want a slightly darker brown tone to my lip shade.  I highly recommend these!

Real Techniques Contour Brush
After washing my brushes I thought about how I could use them differently.  I usually use this brush to bronze my face, but I tried it to blend out my under eye concealer and I loved the way it worked.  It has a great shape to get under the eyes and the bristles are very soft.

E.L.F. "Mellow Mauve" Blush
I picked up a new blush in October.  This is actually an old favorite of mine.  I think it's a great Fall shade, especially if you have more fair skin.  It has a slight shimmer, but once you apply it you can't even tell it does.

Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Natural "N9 Copper Pink"
If you shop at Sephora and you have a rewards card there, then you probably know that you get a free gift for your birthday.  Since my birthday was in October, I picked up a little sample gift by Makeup Forever.  It came with this lipstick, and I fell in love with it instantly!  I think it's a shade that is very popular at the moment but it in a more natural way if that makes any sense!  It's more sheer and it has shine to it but I think it looks amazing, and I've been wearing it so much since I got it!

Citron Cedarwood by Bath and Body Works
One of the best things about Fall and the holiday season are all the candles that come out!  I actually bought this candle over the Summer, but it reminds me so much of Fall that I didn't start using it until recently.  It's VERY similar to the Bath and Body Works Mahogany and Teakwood candle.  If you've never heard of it, think Fierce by Abercrombie and Fitch or just a really nice men's cologne.

This has actually been a favorite of mine for the past few months.  I started doing yoga at the beginning of the semester as an actual credited class.  I didn't think I would end up loving it as much as I did.  It really does relax me and it was something that I looked forward to doing twice a week.  The class just ended but I will definitely keep doing it on my own!

That's all for the month of October!  What were some of your favorites in October?
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday OOTD

Hey everyone! Just a quick little post today.  My birthday was yesterday!  I didn't have a huge celebration, but I wanted to share my casual birthday outfit featuring some pieces that I showed in my previous hauls.  I kept it simple and casual since I had school and an exam that day.  I went for the classic skinnies and white tee look with my new favorite dainty rings.  I threw on some black booties, which gave it a more "dressed up casual" vibe.  This has become one of my favorite looks at the moment...I'm kind of obsessed!

Mid-rise skinnies - Forever 21
V-neck tee - Forever 21
Rings (similar) - H&M
Booties (old) - Jessica Simpson
Purse (similar) - Michael Kors

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday :)
Have an amazing week! Talk to you all soon.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fashion Haul | H&M, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters

Hey everyone!  You might have seen that I was in Atlanta last weekend spending time with friends and doing some shopping.  So today I have a haul to share with you guys!  I actually had a hard time finding some pieces I'm missing in my wardrobe, but I did find some things for great prices.

Also, my header photo is a bit of a "tbt ootd."  That's what I wore on one of those shopping days, and if you've followed my blog you might remember me featuring those pieces in a haul.  Read more to see what I picked up and for my outfit details.  I've also linked everything I bought down below if you want to check them out yourself :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekend Food Diary | Shake Shack and more

I spent some time with friends in Atlanta over the weekend doing lots of shopping and eating.  I thought it would be fun to post a little "food diary" showing what I ate on Saturday.  I had lunch and dinner at two places I've never been to before.  For lunch we went to Shake Shack, which opened in Atlanta not too long ago, and we had dinner at a Korean restaurant.  Of course, while you're shopping you have to go for a Starbucks break :)  Both places were really good, but I'll let the pictures do the talking!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blackberry Lips

Hey everyone!  I hope you guys are having a great week.  I'm just a day away from my Fall Break, so I'm still hanging on!  A couple blog posts ago I talked about things I'm excited for during Fall.  One of those things, and I'm sure many of you agree, is Fall makeup.  Today I'm going to show you all my favorite lip combo I go to when I want a deep red/wine Fall lip.  I wore this tons last year, and there's no doubt I'll be doing it again this year.  Keep reading if you want to see what I use for my "Blackberry Lips" Fall look.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September Favorites

Hey everyone! I can't believe that October is already here!  But I'm happy about it because there are lots of things to look forward to this month...Halloween and my birthday!  Anyways, it is time for a September favorites, so here we go!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall is here! | Things I'm excited for...

Happy Fall everyone!  I'm so excited that the Fall season is finally here!  There are so many things that I love that come during this season.  Anything from beauty, fashion, and's my absolute favorite during the Fall.  I thought I'd make a post about what I'm most excited for.  Where I'm from, Fall weather doesn't really kick in until later in the months, but it's nice to get excited about it, right?  Let's get started!

  • Dark Colors - I wear dark colors year round, but wearing them during the fall just brings a totally different vibe.  I love wearing black, but in the Fall there are lots of deep reds, grays, and blues that I really love!
  • Layers - Wearing layers is probably the thing I've looked forward to the most.  Being able to layer up makes getting dressed so much easier and faster.  I love throwing on sweaters, cardigans, and scarves.  They instantly make you look like you've spent a lot of time getting ready.
  • Beauty - Like I said before, I love the deep colors that come out in the Fall.  Other than having those colors in your wardrobe, I am all about the dark lips and nails!  I love the neutral eye and face looks with that pop of deep red on the lips.
  • Boots - Autumn is the time where all the boots come out.  Whether they're booties, Uggs, or knee highs...I love them all! 
  • Plaid - One of my go-to outfits during the fall is a nice pair a leggings and an oversized plaid flannel button up.  It's so comfortable and effortless, but it it can look like a very put together outfit as well.  
  • Halloween - What can I say?  Halloween is one of the funnest times of the year! I'm already brainstorming what I want to be this year.
  • My Birthday - My birthday is in October, so that's a great reason to love fall :) 
These are some things I'm looking forward to!  What about you?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Music Midtown Festival | Photos and Outfits

Hey everyone!  This past weekend I went to Atlanta for the Music Midtown Festival, and I had the best time!  Like any other huge and crowded event, there were some problems with people splitting up and getting lost, but aside from that everything was great.  The weather was perfect...there was lots of sun and no rain! I loved all the music, and I finally got to see Lana Del Rey!  Saturday night ended with a crazy fun show by Eminem.  I totally didn't realize how many of his songs I knew growing up.  I even lost my voice from all the singing and yelling I was doing!  Overall, it was a great weekend and I would love to go again.  It was an amazing way to end Summer.  Hopefully there will be another Music Midtown post around this time next year :)

Read more for photos and my festival outfit details...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Disguising Tired Eyes | Concealer Routine

Hey everyone! It's been a pretty busy week for me school wise, and I haven't been getting much sleep. You know what that means...puffy eyes and dark under eye circles!  But even if I'm not trying to conceal a few hours of sleep, I like to have my under eye area nice and bright.  I think it's a great way to highlight that area without using shiny and shimmery products.  For a girl who has oily skin, I don't really need added shine to my face, especially since it's still hot out.  Today I'm going to share my under eye concealing/brightening routine.  I use all drugstore products, and these are products I trust and know will work for me.  Let's get started...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ed Sheeran Concert | Photos and Videos

The day finally came! I saw Ed Sheeran live for the second time Friday night, and I am still getting over how amazing it was.  If you've seen him live then you know what I mean.  The last time I saw him, it was in a much smaller theater, and seeing him play in an arena was so cool.  That goes to show how his audience has grown so much.  Read more on my experience and for photos and videos...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rediscovered | L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow

Hey guys!  I feel like it's been forever!  I haven't posted in a week because my school schedule has kept me a little busy, but I've finally found time to blog!  Today I want to talk about a product I rediscovered.  I was looking through my makeup collection last night, and I found an eyeshadow I haven't used in a while.  I picked up my L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in "Amber Rush," and I instantly fell in love with it again.  I think this is one of the prettiest eyeshadow colors out there that works for all skin tones and eye colors in any season.  I think it's especially beautiful in the Fall, which is perfect since Fall is quickly approaching...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Beauty Routine Mistakes

Hey everyone! Yesterday I was thinking about what I've been doing in my beauty routine that I've been slacking on.  Then I thought that I'm probably not the only one doing these or other people might be doing these things without knowing they shouldn't.  I'm going to share those mistakes I've been making in my beauty routine.  Let's get started...
  • Drinking water - Water is basically the only thing I drink.  If you read my post about hiding blemishes, you know that I had some break outs that were really frustrating me.  Last week I noticed that I had been lacking on the water.  Even though it's all I drink, I didn't feel that I was drinking enough.  Since then I've been downing water, and I've noticed a difference in my skin already.  DRINK YOUR WATER!
  • Wash your makeup brushes - I'm not saying that I never wash my brushes, but I'm guilty of not washing them as much as I should.  So many things can build up on your makeup brushes, and that might be a reason why you get break outs every now and then.  
  • Rubbing eyes -  If you're anything like me, you go to town with the eye rubbing in the morning and at night.  Every time I rub my eyes I have to stop myself because I know it's bad.  The skin around your eyes is so delicate.  It's never too early to prevent wrinkles, so I'm trying to hold back on the eye rubbing.
  • Pulling on your eyes - This kind of goes into the eye rubbing.  I noticed that I kind of pull on my under eye area when I apply my concealer.  I'm trying to remember to dab my makeup brush a little more gently.  If you apply under eye concealer with your fingers, use your ring finger to apply and dab.  It's the least harsh of all your other fingers.
  • Pat moisturizer on - Moisturizer is important, but the way you apply it is important too.  I catch myself rubbing my moisturizer on and pulling my hands down my face.  Again, I've heard this is a way that can cause wrinkles and drooping when you get older.  I try to remind myself to pat on my moisturizer.  
Those were some beauty mistakes I've been making.  Do any of you do these things?  I hope this was a good reminder for what not to do!  Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I went to a wedding! | Photo Diary

As you can tell from the title, I went to a wedding yesterday!  The wedding and reception looked absolutely gorgeous.  And of course, the bride and my friend, Angel, was gorgeous as well.  My feet still hurt from dancing, but that's a good sign, right?  Read more for my photo diary of all the wedding fun!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Drugstore Makeup | Haul + My Essentials

There are some things in makeup that I feel you don't need to spend a ton of money on.  The majority of the makeup I have, I get from the drugstore.  When I find something that works for me, I stick with it and go back to it whenever I run out.  It was about that time where I needed to pick up a few things.  I took a trip to Ulta and Target and I thought that I would share my essential drugstore makeup products with you all.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fashion Haul | H&M and Forever 21

Hey everyone! This is a collective haul from the past month.  Where I'm from we don't have Forever 21 or H&M, so I take full advantage whenever I'm near one.  You'll definitely see a reoccurring theme to everything I got.  Everything is very minimalistic and basic.  Some people may think it's boring, but it's just what I've been gravitating to.  I love the clean look to everything.  I have tried to branch out into more color, but I can't help myself!  Anyways, let's get to the haul...

On my first trip to Forever 21 I picked out this striped dress.  I've been into stripes more recently.  I think they're classic and you really can't go wrong with them.  Then I picked up some leggings.  As soon as I saw these I thought "AMERICAN APPAREL DISCO PANTS" without the insane price tag.  Although they don't have the zipper, button, and pockets, I think they're a great alternative for a steal.

You might have read my post from about a week and a half ago that I was out of town.  I was helping one of my best friends settle into her new apartment where she'll be going to dental school!  And it was a little mini vacay for me before I went back to school.  In the middle of all our errand running and her orientation, we found time to go to the mall (of course).

First thing I picked up from Forever 21 were these black/gray high rise skinny jeans.  These are AMAZING!  They're so comfortable and they look great on.  Then I found a blue pair and I just had to get them.  They aren't high rise but they look just as good.  For the price, I couldn't pass them up.

 Something that I've been on the look out for was a nice, slightly oversized button up.  I found a white one, tried it on with the jeans, and I was sold.  It was exactly what I was looking for.

A couple of days later I went back to the mall for the H&M opening.  This H&M was the biggest one I've been to, and it had such a bigger selection!  All other H&M's I've been to were very small, and it was very rare that I left the store with anything.  I actually had to come back later that day because the opening was so crazy and hectic that I couldn't concentrate (THE STRUGGLE).   When I did go back though, I found some great stuff.  I think H&M might be my new favorite store...

I've been trying to find a good denim button up that wasn't insanely priced, and I finally found one!  I also got a gray t-shirt dress with cut off sleeves, and it's very comfortable.  As soon as I saw it I knew how and where I wanted to wear it.  (I'll have a blog post about that soon.)  Then I picked up a graphic sweater.  I LOVE graphic tees, and I had to get the sweater because it's perfect to wear at school in those cold class rooms!

To end this post I'll leave you with this...

I went to Ikea for the first time on that trip!  We had dinner there and I went for the classic Swedish meatballs! SO GOOD!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Organization Tip | Reusing Candle Jars

A few weeks ago I was cleaning my dresser and makeup storage, and I needed something to store a few things better.  I saw that I had some candle jars that were just sitting around, and that made me think of past videos I've seen of people recycling those jars.  Now I use them to store a few things on my dresser.  All my candles are from Bath and Body Works.  I love them because the lid designs are so pretty! There are so many ways you could use these jars, and it's a great way to same some money!

Here are a few ways I used them...

Since these mason jar candles are longer, I like to use these for some of my makeup brushes.  

Lipsticks fit perfectly in these candle jars!  I also like that they are easy to grab and this also makes it easier to see the names of the lipsticks because of the glass.

I have tons of hair ties, and candle jars a great way to store them.  I love that I can see all the designs as well.

If you've never cleaned out a candle jar, click "read more" below to see how I did it.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fall Transition Nails

I hate to say it, but my Summer is coming to an end :( For many of you, you're Summer might be over already!  But I must say that I am very excited for the Fall weather to come.  Fall beauty and fashion is my favorite.  One of my favorite things about the Fall are all the gorgeous nail polish collections that come out.  If you've read my blog before you might have noticed that I have big love for dark nail colors.  In the August and September months, colors start changing and darker colors are coming out in beauty and fashion.  If you like to stick with the colors of the seasons, you might find yourself looking for some Fall transition colors.

While I was away this week, I had some spare time to do my nails.  I only brought this color with me.  It's from Ulta, and it is one of my all time favorite nail polishes.  It applies great and it lasts a long time.  This is usually the first color I go to when Fall is approaching.  It's light enough for Summer and deep enough for the Fall.  It's the perfect Fall transition color.

What are your favorite Fall transition colors? 
I hope you had a great week! xo

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Travel | A few of my packing tips

Hey everyone!  I'm out of town for the week, and I've managed to finally get wifi!  Since I've traveled a couple of time in the past few weeks, I thought that I would talk about some tips for packing.  It takes me FOREVER to pack a suitcase, and it can be very stressful.  I could literally spend a whole day deciding what to pack, but I've found a few tips that help ease my mind that I thought I would share.  Whether I'm going on vacation or spending a few days out in a another city a couple hours away, I always do these things.
  • Try to find out exactly what you'll be doing on your trip.  This way you get a better idea of what kinds of clothes you need to bring, and you won't pile every piece of clothing you have in your suitcase "just in case."
  • Check the weather forecasts.  This is one of the first things I do.  You never know when the weather will turn on you and you're stuck wearing jeans on a ridiculously hot day. 
  • Pair outfits together and try them on.  This is one of the biggest lifesavers.  If you plan your outfits and know what they look like on ahead of time, it will also save you time on your trip from deciding what you want to wear.  If you want to take it to another level, take a photo of your outfit with all the accessories you plan to wear with it.  This will also help you to make sure you don't forget anything when you pack up to leave.  
  • Take your essential makeup products.  I used to be the kind of girl who would say, "maybe I'll bring this palette because I might want to try a different look."  IT NEVER HAPPENS.  Stick to makeup looks you are most comfortable doing and only bring the essentials.   
These are a few tips that have helped me out when I pack.  If you have any other tips, leave comments.  I'll take any help I can get :)

I hope you're having a great week! xo

Friday, August 8, 2014

Spot Treatment | What I use to hide blemishes

Hey guys!  I feel like it's been forever since I blogged.  My laptops been undergoing some surgery for the past few days, and I just got it back!

Lately my face has gone rogue and it has left me a bit spotty, which has been VERY frustrating.  I don't wear liquid foundation, so I always turn to spot treatment.  Spot treating is great because you use less product on your face.  I haven't found a foundation that doesn't feel heavy or doesn't look cakey, so a good concealer has been a life saver for me.

There are two things that I turn to whenever I try to cover up any blemishes or spots.  I use the L'Oreal True Match crayon concealer.  I use the shade light/medium n4-5.  This concealer works great for me.  It blends really nicely and it has great coverage.  I also use the Real Techniques pointed foundation brush to apply the concealer.   I prefer to dab the brush onto the concealer crayon and then apply it on my face. I found that it keeps me from applying too much.  If I have any redness, I'll apply the concealer on there too.  The last thing I do is add on some mineral powder all over my face.

One thing to note about covering up spots and blemishes is that you don't need a single foundation to do all the work for you.  Find a concealer that works for you.  After you apply your foundation, spot treat what you can still see, and that will keep you from looking cakey or overly made up!

Have a great weekend! xo

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Liebster Award

A few days ago I saw that I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Style and Grace!  I had no clue what that was so I looked it up on Google, and I love the idea behind it.  It's basically bloggers supporting bloggers.  I've only been blogging for about 2 months, so I was surprised to see that someone actually had my blog in mind.  Thank you so much again Grace! And check her out if you haven't already :)

Update: I just saw I was nominated again by Joan!  I already had this post finished and ready to publish, so to save people from reading too much, I'll just answer the first batch of questions.  Thank you so much Joan!  


1. The nominee has to answer the 11 questions posed by their nominator.
2. The nominee has to nominate 11 other people with less than 200 followers.
3. And then, the nominee must write 11 questions of their own.

If you've already been nominated, it's totally fine not to answer my questions :) 

Grace's questions:

1. If someone gave you unlimited funds right now to re-decorate your home or re-vamp your wardrobe, which would you choose?

Well I don't have my OWN home yet, so I would re-vamp my wardrobe.  My style has changed so much within the last year and there's so many pieces I would get rid of.  So having unlimited funds to replace them with more "me" things would be amazing!

2. What is the one fashion accessory you could never give up?

Probably a purse.  I never go anywhere without one.  I feel naked if I don't have one with me haha

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?

London! Well, a few places in the UK actually.  If you ask me where I want to travel when I have the opportunity to, London is ALWAYS the first thing I say.  From what I've seen through YouTubers and blogs, it seems like I relate to it way more than where I am now.  I love it, and I can't wait to really go there one day.

4. What made you decide to start your blog and what is your favorite thing about blogging?

For the longest time I wanted to make a YouTube channel.  I've tried filming videos with a few people, but it's really hard to do when you don't have a good camera.  Plus, I'm still a student, and that takes up a lot of time too.  I took a social media class my spring semester of this year and had to make a social media plan for a product, which included making a blog.  After doing that I decided that I would get into blogging once the school year was over since I'd have plenty of time to focus on it over the Summer.  Now I have one up and running :) My favorite thing about blogging is that I talk about things that I genuinely love.  I get to read other blogs that love the same things I do, but at the same time we are all very different.

5. You're running late getting ready in the morning and have to decide between doing your hair or your makeup. Which do you decide to do?

I would do my makeup.  I like feeling fresh faced, and I actually like the look of messy, effortless hair.

6. Do you have one go-to beauty product you couldn't live without?

Ahh it's so hard to pick one! But if I had to pick one it would be lip balm.  I HATE that feeling of dry lips.

7. What is the fall fashion trend you are most looking forward to trying?

I haven't done my research on up and coming fall fashion trends, but I do love being able to layer in the cooler weather.  Fall fashion is my favorite fashion :)  

8. Who is your style icon and why?

It's so hard to choose one style icon! I love Blake Lively's red carpet looks, and I've always loved Kourtney Kardashian's style. 

9. Where is your favorite place to shop when looking for fashion on a smaller budget?

Definitely Forever 21!

10. Would you rather shop online or in an actual store?

Store.  Even though it can get hectic in stores, I like to feel confident in my purchases.  I need to try it on and get a good feel of the material.

11. Describe your style in one sentence: 

My style is dressed up casual made up of minimalistic and basic pieces.  (This was really hard to come up with.)

I nominate...

1. Trendy Thursday

2. The Green Eye Effect

3. Kel Paiva

4. ALittleRosy

5. GabrielllleRose

6. Clutter and Coffee

7. Life is Short by Laura Nugent


9. Blonde Stuff

10. Oh Dreaming

11. Kirsten Gillies

My Questions:

1. Why did you start your blog?

2. What's your casual go-to outfit when you don't have time to plan out what to wear?

3. Name 3 of your favorite music artists.

4. Name one of your favorite drugstore and high end makeup products.

5. Top 3 places you want to travel to?

6. Do you have friends who love makeup and fashion as much as you do?

7.  Do you have a favorite YouTuber?  If so, who is it and why?

8. When you go out shopping, which store do you ALWAYS have to go to?

9. What do you order at Starbucks?

10. If you had to recommend one makeup product to me, what would it be?

11. How long does it usually take you to finish one blog post?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

July Favorites

Hey guys!  I wanted to end this week off with my July Favorites.  Enjoy :)


E.L.F. Flawless Concealer Brush - Even though it's a concealer brush, I use this to blend out my eye shadow.  I noticed that I've been using this as my only eye makeup brush because it's so easy to apply and blend with.  It's perfect for the days when I go for a simple and quick makeup look.

Into Astrono-Me - I did a post on this Ulta nail polish talking about how it's one of my favorite nail colors to wear year round.  I literally wore this every day in July!


Kate Spade Bangle - I love this bangle!  It can be worn casual and dressy.  I picked this one out because it looked classic and I just wanted a simple bangle that could go with everything.

High Rise Shorts - July was blazing hot, so shorts were a must.  There are two pairs in particular that I wore a lot in July.  One is from Forever 21, and they are high rise and acid washed.  The other pair is from American Eagle.  They are the perfect pair of black high rise shorts and probably the most comfortable pair of shorts that I have!

Converse High Tops - A few weeks ago I got a new pair of shoes that I wish I would have gotten a looooong time ago.  I got my first pair of Converse.  For months and months I debated on whether or not I wanted high tops or the standard pair.  I always told myself I wanted high tops, but I got so indecisive and conflicted that I would just leave the store empty handed.  I finally went with my gut and got high tops and I am in love!


Tim Tams - My friend Summer went to Australia a couple months ago and brought me back some of the original Tim Tams, and they were so good!  A couple weeks ago she gave me another pack, but this time they were white chocolate.  During the month of July I treated myself to those.  So yummy :)

Drink - In July I tried a new Starbucks drink.  I was watching Marcus Butler's YouTube videos and he was raving about the Cool Lime Refreshers, so I tried it out and they are delicious!

Human - My favorite YouTuber this month is MirandaSings because Miranda obviously.


Stay High (Habits remix) ft. Hippe Sabotage - Tove Lo
Beside You - 5 Seconds of Summer
Wherever You Are - 5 Seconds of Summer

Have a great month of August! xo

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Get the Look | Lana Del Rey

Rolling Stone July 2014 - Lana Del Rey photographed by Theo Wenner

A few days I ago I saw that my July issue of Rolling Stone magazine came in, and on the cover was the gorgeous and amazing Lana Del Rey.  If you haven't listened to her music, I highly recommend that you do!  Aside from the cat she's cuddling in the photo, there were two things that stuck out to me - her long, pastel colored nails and her red lip.  The rest of the cover photo is very minimalistic and natural, and I thought those pops of color looked perfect together!  Of course, the cover inspired me to look at what nail and lip products I already have to recreate her look.


I read in another blog that she was wearing 'Bikini So Teeny' by Essie, which made me happy because I actually have that color in my nail polish collection.  As I painted my nails, I noticed that Lana's nails looked lighter than mine.  That may be due to the lighting and editing of the photo, but either way, both colors are very pretty.  I have to be honest though...the consistency of this polish is not my fave.  It's a little watery, and it can start looking streaky unless you glob it on.  I have on two coats.


There are tons and tons of red lipsticks out there, and I'm assuming she has on a couple high end products.  I only have a few red lipsticks, but there was one that I have that stood out to me to look the closest to what Lana is wearing.  I picked out the Rimmel Kate lipstick in 111 'Kiss of Life.'  This is a blue based red and it's matte, so it matches perfectly with what Lana is wearing.  This is a great lipstick.  It has great lasting power and it doesn't dry out my lips.

The rest of her look is pretty simple.  Fill in those brows, apply a dark shadow to your lower lash line, pop on some falsies, and you're good to go!

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