Saturday, October 23, 2010

Collective Haul :)

Hey everyone! I know that it has been a long time since I've posted, and I know I keep saying that, but it's been reaaally hard for me to find the time to keep up with recent posts. But I'll keep trying my best! This post is just showing you guys some items I've recently purchased over the past two months that I thought people might enjoy and be inspired to add into their own wardrobe. Enjoy! BTW: has anyone else experienced this? whenever I add a photo to my post, it automatically has the color get washed out a little (so annoying!) please let me know that I'm not the only one this is happening to! 

Brown Bag: Converse for Target
Black Bag: Nordstrom
Coat: Delias
Blazer: Nordstrom Rack 
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Paisley Scarf: F21
Sparkle Bow Top: F21
Bow Top: F21 
Beaded Tank: Urban Outfitters
Military Jacket: American Eagle
New Phone! LG Ally 

New makeup mirror! With a zoom
and regular mirror, 2 side mirrors,
and 4 light settings... so cool 

Beaded flats: Marshalls
Cold Weather Boots: F21

So there's all my recent purchases! I absolutely love every single item and almost all of them were on sale which is amazing. These items are perfect for fall and I hope you get some ideas of what would work for your fall wardrobe too. 

Thanks for reading :) 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Marvelous Uses of #3: Lemon

Hey everyone! I know it's been a while since my last one of these, but here's number 3! Hope you enjoyyyyyyyy 

1) Toner/ Refresher: Spritzing some lemon juice on your skin helps revive it and tone it because it contains enzymes that help remove dead skin cells 

2) Teeth Whitening: Rub half a lemon with a pinch of salt and baking soda all over your teeth for whiter teeth and fresher breath! But do not do this often as acid can wear away enamel on your teeth. 

3) Chapped Lips: Mix some lemon juice, honey, and cream for at least a week to see super smooth lips! 

4) Anti-Wrinkle Mask: Combine a teaspoon of honey, a drop of almond oil, and lemon juice and let it dry on your face for 20 minutes 

5) Smooth Skin: Mix an overripe banana with some lemon juice for clear and smooth skin. Also try mixing lemon juice with vegetable oil and honey for extra dry areas like elbows or heels. 

6) Lightener: Combine lemon juice with a leave in conditioner, comb it through and rinse for lighter hair color 

7) Age Spot Treatment: Apply lemon juice directly on to age spots to bleach them away but make sure not to do this if you have sensitive skin because lemon juice is quite acidic 

Thanks for reading :) 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Give me Gold Tutorial and a Thank You!!

Hey everyone! To start off, I wanted to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped me reach 100 followers!! It's something that I didn't expect to happen for a while and it makes me feel so happy that this many people have found my blog. I also wanted to say that every comment I get really means a lot to me and you guys are all so nice! I appreciate it soooo much and I hope my current followers and the ones to come continue to enjoy my blog :) 

And now onto this gold tutorial! 

After priming your lid, place a gold
cream shadow over your lid as a base.
I mixed Stila's Smudgepot in Kitten
and NYX Jumbo Pencil in Gold
Put a light gold shadow all over
your lid (Lancome's Fabric)
Define your crease with a dark
golden bronze shade (Estee Lauder Cinnamon).Use the same shade to run under your
lower lashline.

Highlight with a matte white shadow
(I know this is shimmery... I meant to
use matte/ Estee Lauder Sugar Cube)
and smudge a black shadow lightly along
the upper lashline.
With liquid liner (L'Oreal Lineur
, draw a thin line
on top of the smudged black shadow.
Line your water line in black. Then
add a few coats of black mascara
(Sephora Mascara Lash Plumper).

Place a golden blush on your cheeks
(Lancome Blush Subtil in Bronze Glow)

Put a light bronze lipstick
on your lips (Diandra Slimline Lipstick
in Coral Ice
) and top with a
sparkling gold gloss (Estee Lauder Pure
Pops in Fizzy Pear

Thanks for reading :) 

Friday, October 1, 2010

September Faves!

Hey everyone! So I've decided to join the masses and start my monthly fave posts. I've sort of put myself on an unofficial spending block for a while so I haven't bought anything new, so my faves are mostly just some rediscovered items I've had in my collection (which is just as great!) Hope you enjoy! 

The Stuff: 

The Swatches: 

L to R: Pinkberry, Gri Gri, Oyster, Tinted Glow, Kitten

L to R: Crystal Baby, Sunstone, Red Apple, Crystal Pink

1) Estee Lauder Lipstick in Pinkberry: This is definitely my all time favorite lipstick... but I've been using it so much this month. When I wear a lipstick, I really like it to look natural and not overdone because I tend to have more focus on the eyes, and this looks so natural! Its a mauvey-rose color with a pretty matte finish and it is so smooth and moisturizing! I adore this and was so happy to find an unused tube of it in my collection the other day! 

2) Sephora Nano Eyeliner in Gri Gri: This was a mini liner I found laying around this month and I'm so glad to have found it. Because I'm very pale, I like using browns over black most school days, and I was also dying to try a grey liner to see if that would work as a more subtle alternative to black as well. Lucky me, a few days before I was about to go out and buy one, I found this! It's a very dark grey, but comes off softer than a black so it doesn't look too harsh on me. The application is veryyy smooth and lasts a long time... love! 

3) The Body Shop Tinted Glow Enhancer Shade 2: I love making my skin glow with highlighters and such, and was very pleased with this. Although it's not my all time favorite, I've found myself reaching for this one a lot this month because it is the most subtle highlighter/glow product I have so it's perfect for school. It's basically a flesh toned color with some pearly iridescence to it that's really lovely. 

4) Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick Quad: I can't tell you how long I've had this, but have never used it till now! The reason for that is because I've always really hated lip palettes because I found they were hard, goopy/sticky,sparkly and difficult to apply. But this is the total opposite! The lipsticks are so smooth, creamy, and pigmented and it comes with a nice little lip brush. I also love that this quad is super portable and lets me choose from a natural pink lip or dark berry one. The very best part about this quad is that you can mix and match the colors to find a unique one every day... amazingg! 

5) Arabella Stuart Perfect Lash Mascara: I haven't heard of this brand before (I think you can purchase it from or just google it) because my grandma gave me this mascara, but it's awesome! It's a very black mascara that doesn't clump my lashes and it gives me the best curl ever! Definitely worth checking out if you have the time. 

6) NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Oyster: Whenever I've thought about "glow" products, I always think about making your skin glow, never your eyes. As weird as this sounds, this shadow actually made my eyes glow! It's a really beautiful lavender with an unusual sheen or iridescence to it that seemed to bring this whole new bright look to my face. Plus, the product against my hazel eyes really made them pop! If you love the jumbo eye pencils, definitely add this one to your collection! 

7) Stila Smudgepot in Kitten: Stila's signature shade, Kitten, combined with their signature smudgepot is the perfect combo! If you don't have a lot of time in the morning to do makeup but you want a finished looking, pretty eye look, YOU HAVE TO GET THIS! It's super creamy and doesn't crease and literally takes seconds to sweep onto your lid and voila! you're done! It's a champagne cream shadow with gold flecks in it and sure to make your eyes glisten in a second. 

8) Forever 21 Leaf Earrings: I got these earrings in a 3 earring set for $3.80 (no typo... that's the price!) and I love these gold dangly leaves. First off, they are perfect for fall and aren't too flashy or fancy to wear to school. I've been wearing them a lot lately and they are a perfect addition to my earring collection! 

9) Random!: Archie Comics: When I was younger, I used to read these comics all the time and over the years sorta just stopped. But recently I was cleaning out my room and found one of them, reread it and fell in love all over again! If you're feeling bored any time of the day, or when you're about to go to bed, read one of these... they're easy to read and so funny! 

Thanks for reading :)