March 25, 2013

Spring Break Lookbook


OUTFIT DETAILS
1. Lace tie front tee white http://goo.gl/4PsVz
Avery Cami Wasabi http://goo.gl/DvwFo
Roll Cuff Destroyed Short http://goo.gl/rNgV7
Ruffle T-Strap Sandal http://goo.gl/upfE1
Braided Rhinestone Wrap Watch White http://goo.gl/nfl1a

2. Crop Scoop Neck Tee White http://goo.gl/eifzl
Solid fold over maxi skirt coral http://goo.gl/q9Z7l
Floral Crochet Headwrap http://goo.gl/9reBe
Studded Jelly Flip Flop Nude http://goo.gl/Q8sZM

3. Printed Tulip Back Tank http://goo.gl/CVWoP
Lace Trim Cropped Cami Black http://goo.gl/iyeYj
5 Button High Waist Short http://goo.gl/Fz5Bz (similar)
Studded Jelly Flip Flop Black http://goo.gl/EpPGl
Braided Rhinestone Wrap Watch Black http://goo.gl/ix57I

4. Stripe Knit Maxi Dress White http://goo.gl/UH5AV
Solid Jean Belt Black http://goo.gl/iwjfq
Essential Flip Flop White http://goo.gl/gbV5x
Satchel Crossbody Bag Taupe http://goo.gl/UFmTl

5. Tie Front Floral Shirt http://goo.gl/6zcsP (similar)
Fray Hem Studded Shorts http://goo.gl/qICK8
Essential Flip Flop White http://goo.gl/gbV5x

Sooo.. 95% of everything is from my favorite store Wetseal! I'm not affiliated with them or getting paid to promote their clothing. I work at one of their retail stores and love their clothes of course :) Thanks for joining me from walking the boardwalk to seeing the fishies and grabbing some ice cream. I hope you all have an amazing spring break!

December 11, 2012

Collective Fashion Haul


Madden Girl Rascal Boots - Macy's
Bongo Combat Boots - Kmart
Disney Graphic Tees - Sears
Marilyn Monroe Graphic Tee - Sears
Vanilla Sky Jeggings (Wine, Black, Red) - Wet Seal
Leopard Print Infinity Scarf - Wet Seal
Skull Print Scarves (White and Black) - Wet Seal
Brown Bow Waist Belt - Wet Seal
Skinny Belts (Taupe, Black, and Red) - Wet Seal
Beanie with Pom Pom - Wet Seal
Round Sunglasses - Wet Seal
White Studded Clutch - Local Swap Meet
My Name Necklace Monogram Necklace in Silver "NKE"
Jalante Dark Wash Fray Vest - Wet Seal
Pink Flannel - Wet Seal
Black Buckle Maxi Skirt - Wet Seal
Black Chiffon Hi-low Skirt - Jeans Warehouse
Pleated Pleather Skirt - Wet Seal
Gray Maxi Skirt - Wet Seal
Skull Print Chiffon Top - Jeans Warehouse



December 10, 2012

Collective Beauty Haul


FX Flat Iron Heat Memory Heat Protectant Hair Spray
Bioinfusion Keratin Smoothing Thermal Styling Spray
Skin Essentials Anti-Puff Eye Roller
Milani Brow Fix
Revlon Precision Lash Glue Dark Tone
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser (Honey & Neutralizer)
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Smitten, Lovesick, Romantic
Revlon Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Backstage
Maybelline Babylips Lip Balm in Quenched
Carmex Healing Lotion
Pond's Clarant B3 Moisturizer
Maybelline Color Tattoo LE - Blue on By, Fuschia Fever, Test My Teal, Ready Set Green
NYX Nailpolish in Multiglitter
Jesse's Girl Nailpolish in Glee
Covergirl Outlast Nail Gloss - Forever Frosted, Forever Festive, Toasted Almond, Golden Opportunity, Wine Stain, Smokey Taupe
Dermelect Peptide Infused Nailpolish in Lust Struck
ELF Makeup Mist and Set
ELF Daily Brush Cleaner
ELF Peachy Keen
ELF High Definition Powder
ELF HD Blush - Encore, Superstar, Headliner, Diva
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup in Toasted Beige
Sephora's NARS 500pt. Perk
Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray

December 9, 2012

Fall Lookbook Ft. GoFavor + GIVEAWAY!

Dark Wash Jalante Fray Denim Vest - Wet Seal
Red Vanilla Star Jeggings - Wet Seal
Blac Lace-Up Boots - Ross

White Chiffon Button-Up Collared Top - Wet Seal
Black Chiffon Hi-Low Skirt - Jeans Warehouse
Taupe Skinny Belt - Wet Seal
Taupe Suede Lace-Up Platforms - Glaze (Amazon)
Denim Moto Jacket - Wet Seal
Black Camisole - Wet Seal
Wine Colored Vanilla Sky Jeggings - Wet Seal
Brown Boots - Madden Girl (Macy's)

Denim Jacket with Leather Sleeves - Wet Seal
Marilyn Monroe Graphic Tee - Sears
Black Bandage Skirt - Charlotte Russe
Nude Ballet Flats - GLO Jeans (Kmart)
Pink Heart Printed Dress - H&M
Black Long Sleeve - Old Navy
Taupe Skinny Belt - Wet Seal
Braided Strap Sandals - Old Navy

Watch my styling video to enter to win a jewelry piece of your own!

Disclaimer: GoFavor apparel and jewelry were gifted for review purposes only. Giveaway also hosted by GoFavor. I'm not affiliated with the company or receiving any compensation for video or blog post.

November 16, 2012

Shades of Gray Outfits


Casual Outfit #1: Maxi Dress
Graphite Cotton Tube Maxi Dress - Walmart
Dark Wash Fray Denim Vest - Wet Seal
Mossimo Lace-Up Wedge Boots - Target
Skull Scarf - Wet Seal
Skull Bracelet Cuff - Favor Deal
Silver Pyramid and Spike Bracelets - Forever 21
Black Diamond Key Necklace - Kay Jewelers

Casual Outfit #2: Pleather Skirt
Gray Cross Tank Top - Wet Seal
Pleated Pleather Skirt - Wet Seal
Lace Up Combat Boots - Bongo (Kmart)
White Slouchy Beanie - Icing
Cross Cuff with Ring - Favor Deal


Dressy Outfit #1: Skater Dress
Silver Skater Dress - Wet Seal
Leather Jacket - Forever 21
Suede and Leather Mary Janes - Guess
Black Diamond Key Necklace - Kay Jewelers

Dressy Outfit #2: Hi-Low Skirt
Black Camisole - Forever 21
Gray Hi-Low (Maxi) Skirt - Wet Seal
Mossimo Ankle Boots - Target
Bow Multilayer Necklace - Guess

Lip Color: Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie
Hair: Curled with Cortex 4-in-1 Clipless Curling Wand


November 7, 2012

October 2012 Favorites


L'Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation + Beauty Blender (Review)
Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray
Z-Palette
L'Oreal True Match Blush in Precious Peach
L'Oreal True Match Powder in Cocoa
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Sedona Lace 7pc. Synthetic Brush Set (Review)
Advanced Minerals Perfecting Concealer (Review)
Maybelline Babylips in Quenched
Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten
MAC Lipstick in Half N Half
Cortex 4-in-1 Clipless Curling Wand (Review)
Waist Belts from Wet Seal
Faux Leather Purse with Gold Rivets - Wet Seal
Blue Asphalt Uptown Jeans - Wet Seal
Vintage Inspired Ring - FavorDeal
Double Finger Gold Cross Ring - Wet Seal
Canon Rebel T3i Kit - Costco

November 3, 2012

Sedona Lace 7 Piece Midnight Lace Synthetic Brush Set

Availability: Sedona Lace Website
Price: $59.95
(Current Promo: Free shipping to the USA on orders over $50. Use promo code 50Free)
This set includes: L-RSynthetic Small Round Flat - 847, Synthetic Small Round Dome - 217, Synthetic Small Tapered - 224, Synthetic Small Angle - 773, Synthetic Small Round - 312, Synthetic Small Flat Top - 872, Synthetic Small Angled Flat - 618

Watch for my full review :)

October 27, 2012

The Essential Grace Leather Bag Reivew + GIVEAWAY!


The Essential Grace Leather Bag in Brown
High quality genuine leather
Silver Palladium hardware.
Lock,Key and Padlock.
Flap closure
Single carrying handle with an attachable cross body strap
Leather Strap.
4 silver Palladium feet at the base
Fully lined in leather with zipped pocket and 2 open pockets.

Sizing:

Width 12.5" / 32cm

Height 9" / 23cm

Depth 5" / 12cm

Handle Drop 3.5" / 9cm 

Other available colors: Black, Blue & Pink

I really love this purse! It's very classy and is a great piece to add to your Fall and Winter accessories. The brown leather is very earthy and complements neutral and warm looks. It's medium size makes it easy to use for everyday and can easily expand to accommodate more items. The four feet at the bottom and sturdy bottom helps keep the bag's structure. I think it's chic overall and I love the fact that it can be worn on the forearm or on the shoulder (attachable shoulder strap included).

Enter to win The Essential Grace Leather Bag for yourself!

October 25, 2012

Dark Dolly Halloween Makeup and Outfit


Looking for an easy Halloween makeup look? I'm not a fan of buying cheap costumes that you wear just one night out of the year. So I wanted to think of a look I would wear, with what I already have in my wardrobe. "Dark dolly" came to mind when I wanted something a bit "goth" but also sweet and mysterious. Smokey eyes, dramatic lashes, but a babydoll outfit was the right balance. I didn't want anything too overly "costumey" but something that would be fun to wear out on Halloween night and still looking fashionable and festive!



Makeup
Face
L'Oreal Lumi Liquid Foundation
Advanced Minerals Perfecting Concealer in Golden Beige
ELF Studio High Definition Powder
Milani Mineral Blush in Sweet Rose
L'Oreal True Match Blush in Precious Peach

Eyes
Sedona Lace Stick It To 'Em Eyeshadow Primer
Sedona Lace Pro Color Palette Second Edition
Physician's Formula Eyebooster Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Zero
Daiso Long and Curl Mascara
"False Eyelash" Bottom lashes (not sure, Japanese brand)
Canmake Eyelashes

Lips
Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart (bright pink option)
Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple (red option)

Accessories
Silver Spike Bracelet - Forever 21
Double Finger Cross Ring - FavorDeal
Punk Cross Pendant Embellished Bracelet
Blackout Nailpolish - Icing
Bow Hair Clips - Icing



Outfit
Black Lace Dress - Wet Seal
Bow Waist Belt - Wet Seal
Studded Loafers - Wet Seal

Hair
Babyliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic 1" Curling Iron

Watch for Full Tutorial on this look!

October 21, 2012

Mesmerizing Mermaid Eyes


Makeup
Pinky Paradise Venus Eye Aqua Lenses
L'oreal True Match Lumi Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Sedona Lace Stick It To 'Em Eye Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal
Sedona Lace Full Color Palette 2nd Edition
Wet N Wild White Eyeliner Pencil
ELF Makeup Mist & Set
Sally Girl Sparkle Effects Pearly White Glitter
Physician's Formula Eyebooster Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil Eyeliner in Zero
L'Oreal Voluminous False Lashes Mascara
Revlon Lash Precision Eyelash Adhesive
MODEL 21 Lashes Style 2T
ELF HD Blush in Superstar
ELF Peachy Keen Blush
ELF Gotta Glow Highlighter
L'Oreal Fairest Nude Lipstick (nude option)
UD 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Binge & Electric (colorful option)


Hair
Cortex 4-in-1 Clipless Curling Iron

Outfit
Teal Maxi Dress from Walmart
Brown Waist Belt from Wet Seal


Watch for Full Tutorial!

October 18, 2012

DIY Duct Tape Flower Pen




Materials
Various Color/Print Duct Tape (2in wide)
Razor Blade or Exacto Blade
Straight Edge (ruler)
Pen with cap (will not wok with retractable pens)

Watch Video for step-by-step tutorial!

October 16, 2012

Get Ready With Me: Fall Neutrals


Makeup
Luminess Air Heiress Airbrush System
Maybelline Define-a-Brow
Sedona Lace Stick It To 'Em Eyeshadow Primer
Sedona Lace 168 Pro Full Color Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Zero
Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush in Hot Flash
MAC Lipstick in Cherish

Hair
HANA Shine Shield
Cortex 4-in-1 Clipless Curling Iron

Nails
Essie Sand Tropez

Outfit
Cross Two Finger Ring - FavorDeal
Braided Belt - Forever 21
Gray Cotton Maxi Dress - Walmart
Black Flats - Volcom


October 10, 2012

5 Minute Makeup Ft. Advanced Minerals Makeup


Advanced Mineral Makeup

Benefits of All Natural Makeup by Advanced Minerals
  • Non-comedogenic and oil-free allowing your skin to breathe.
  • Anti-inflammatory and helpful with sensitive acne and rosacea-prone skin.
  • Advanced minerals are 100% pigment.
  • No perfume or FD & C dyes are used in our bases offering a minimum allergy risk.
  • Weightless and fast coverage lasts all day and will not settle in fine lines and wrinkles.
  • This makeup is antibacterial.
  • Only the finest high quality ingredients are used in the manufacturing of our cosmetics.
Pressed Powder Compact 
  • Powder contains natural sunscreen zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
  • Powder function as a foundation, concealer, powder and spf all in one.
  • Can be used on all skin types.
  • Stays on all day, is transfer proof and water resistant.
  • Contains no talc, starch, perfumes, bismuth oxycloride or other unhealthy substances that are often found in conventional makeup.
  • Powder contains vitamine A and E natural antioxidents.
  • AM makeup is non-comedogenic and will not clog the pores of your skin.
  • AM makeup will not settle in the fine lines and wrinkles.
 Perfecting Concealer
  • A full coverage perfecting concealer that conceals dark circles and puffiness.
  • Will not look cakey or dry under eyes.
  • It is 100% pigment and highly concentrated a little goes a long way.
  • Perfecting concealer can be mixed with a small amount of eye cream to create a lighter consistency / coverage.
  • Can be used on acne or hyper-pigmentation as a camouflage.
  • Will not clog pores.
  • Will not settle in fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Imparts a luminescence under eyes and reflects light making under-eyes appear younger and hydrated.
  • Containes Grapeseed Oil – an antioxidant that minimizes the sun damaging effects and free radical damage.
  • Contains Vitamin E an antioxidant.
  • Contains Shea Butter – An emollient that contains a natural moisturizing factor made up of Amino Acids, Hyaluronic Acids, and linoleic acids that mimic lipid content of skin.

I chose these two products in particular because of the high coverage and versatility of both products. This mineral makeup has all the benefits of full coverage makeup without the harsh ingredients other makeup brands contain.

I enjoy the pressed powder compact because it's easy for me to take on-the-go. I have tested this powder for it's staying power and I find that my skin looks flawless and "skin-like" for over 6 hours. It does not mattify my face or make it overly greasy. It keeps my skin normal and the finish is velvet-like. This is also the first powder I've used that is transfer-proof. The formula is very silky, lightweight, and gives good coverage. The natural sunscreen is a plus because I'm always out in the sun. With 4 colors I think there's a color for those with light-medium deep skintones. I feel like Halle is the perfect shade for me! I'm very pleased with the color match.

The concealer I received in Golden Cream is a tad bit too light for me. I use it as an under eye brightener as well as a highlight for the browbone, nose, and cheekbones. The formula is thick and gives amazing coverage that stays all day, no budging! I'm pleasantly surprised it does not cake-up on me, and stays up all day long. I wish there were darker shades though to suit deeper skintones.

Watch my 5 Minute Makeup Ft. Advanced Minerals for a chance to win your own Pressed Compact Powder!

October 6, 2012

Favorite Drugstore Fall Lipsticks


Raspberries
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Raspberry
Wet N Wild Lipstick in Cherry Picking

Plum
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sugar Plum

Browns/Mauve Pinks
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Brown Sugar
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Fig Jam
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Soft Rose
NYX Round Lipstick in Perfect

Reds
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cha Cha Red
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Cherry Ice
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Perfect Red

Watch for Swatches

October 4, 2012

Get Ready With Me: Big Hair and Pop Art


Hair
HANA Shine Shield Heat Protectant
KQC Xtreme Deep Waver - Flat Iron Experts

Makeup
Stick It To 'Em Primer - Sedona Lace
Maybelline Edgy Emerald Color Tattoo
Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Define-A-Brow
Wet N Wild Ultimate Brow Kit
Physician's Formula Eyebooster Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Glide On Pencil Eyeliner
L'Oreal False Lashes Mascara
Luminess Air
L'Oreal True Match Powder in Cocoa
ELF Gotta Glow Blush
NARS Torrid Blush

Outfit
Marilyn Monroe Pop Art Tee - Wet Seal
Pink Pants - Wet Seal
Gold Bangles - F21
Turquoise Ring - FavorDeal
White and Gold Rubber Watch - AE
Gold Flats - Payless



September 27, 2012

How-To: Organize and Utilize Your School Planner


Planners are made to help you stay organized, but not everyone puts them to use effectively. Here are some of my tips on how to organize and utilize your planner for school!

Why do you need a planner?
Handy to have with you to write down notes
Helps you stay organized with tasks
Able to prioritize tasks
Planning ahead and setting goals
Write down assignments
Calendar and class information
& more!

Choosing a Planner
Size that fits your needs
Year, Monthly & Weekly Calendar
Room for notes and goals
Easy to use
Portability
Matches your style
Plan-it Planners have fashion planners that are affordable, stylish, and easy to use :)

Organization
Assign different colored pens or highlighters to each subject (color-code)
Go through syllabi and write down due dates for all assignments ahead of time
Highlight or mark important due dates and exams!
Able to see what the upcoming month will be like
Prioritize tasks and do tasks ahead of time

Set Weekly Goals
You're less likely to procrastinate this way
Help you stay on task
Reward yourself at the end of the week if goals reached
Make new goals each week

Writing Down Assignments
Write details, due date and any specifications
Create To-Do list for that day

Creating a Schedule
Set aside time for: studying, homework, readings, breaks, workouts (gym), free-time!

Setting goals is the key to success
Planning ahead = less stress
Planner will help you stay organized! 


September 22, 2012

Book Cover DIY

 Hi DIYers! I've had this DIY planned for a while, but I only got around to doing it now :). I always loved covering my textbooks in high school because I could get creative with the covers. Having a cover also protects your textbooks from any damage, so why not get creative?

The materials used are very inexpensive an easy to find around the house or any craft supply store.
 Supplies and Materials
  • Mod Podge (I used gloss finish)
  • Foam Brush and Thin Synthetic Brush
  • Scissors
  • Pen/Pencils
  • Clear Tape
  • Tape Meaasure
  • Large Paper Bag
  • Fabric 
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Thin Ribbon
The pockets are a great way to hold homework assignments, notes, and handouts!
The attached book marker helps you find right where you left of.

And if you're not in school, you could simply use this technique as home decor
I "LOVE" how these book covers decorate my bookshelf :)

Watch the Tutorial