Sunday, December 11, 2016

Day to Night look with Vegas.com

There is nothing I love more than a makeup look that can easily transition from day to night with little effort.  Contrary to what you may think, you can change the entirety of a look by changing up the lip, or adding a pop of color.  Vegas.com is looking for come creative ideas on how to transition makeup from day to night in the Sin City. Using the hotels and package deals page, I got started right away on what I would use to inspire my looks. 


For my looks, I chose the Flamingo hotel.  I couldn't get over how eye catching the colors were, and I just knew it had the perfect palette for what I was going for.  For both day and night, I used the same foundation, bronzer, blush, and brows to make it simpler.  The whole point of a transition is to be speedy and not have to do much!

Look One: Day
For during the day, I always like to go with a light neutral eye.  I didn't want to make this look too eye catching, so I could focus on the lip color.  I used a matte brown for the crease, and the same shade in a more shimmery texture for the lid.  I then used some gel eyeliner to make a thin line on my upper lash line because I knew I could build it up later.  For my lips, I wanted to play into the fun colors of the Flamingo.  I wanted to save the bright lips for later, so I opted for a lip gloss instead of a super pigmented lipstick.





Look Two: Night
This look involved me exaggerating everything I had done for during the day.  I didn't change anything for the eyeshadow, but I did turn my thin liner into a graphic wing!  To play off the lights on the hotel, I lined the top of my wing with a teal gel liner.  I've never done this before, and I absolutely loved the turnout!  The lips are where the heart of this look comes from, though.  The Flamingo captures your attention with its hot pink exterior, so it just seemed right for me to top off this look with a crazy hot pink lipstick.





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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Top 5 Favorite Statement Necklaces

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So sorry for the long absence.  School has been kicking my butt, again!  Hopefully, there will be none of that for a while since exams are done for now.  

Today, I wanted to show you what my all time favorite statement necklaces are.  I didn't choose there for any particular season, but I do find myself gravitating to all of these throughout the year. Statement pieces are extremely important in a wardrobe.  I think they can oomph up any outfit if you don't know what accessories to wear.  One way I love to wear these is with a plain tee or sweater. The piece you choose instantly becomes the highlight of your outfit with little to no effort or thinking.  It's a great choice for those times you wake up and have 10 minutes to get everything together.


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Friday, October 28, 2016

What's in My Jewelry Box? with Invaluable.com

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A jewelry box holds the things that most correctly represent a person and always capture the eye.  For me, necklaces are a great way to show my mood  and personality.  That's why Invaluable.com has asked me to share with you what pieces of jewelry are in my jewelry box!  Invaluable is an online marketplace that carries everything from collectibles to vintage jewelry.  You can auction for items any day or buy one immediately.

I think my personality could be wrapped up by saying I am very elegant, but I always wear my heart of my sleeve.  These dainty pieces with a few of colored jewels show that perfectly.  They capture your attention, but don't turn your eye away from the rest of the outfit.














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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lusting For... BeYindi

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Today I wanted share with all of you one of the most beautiful jewelry companies I have ever come across. BeYindi is a jewelry brand focused of sterling silver jewelry with semi-precious gemstones, pearls, corals and crystals.  Many items in the collection are handmade, originated from Thailand and made by local masters. This company tries to follow the latest trends in jewelry and keep their collection up-to-date meanwhile still there are a lot of classical designs and ethnical motives.

Yindi” means happy in Thai language. Why Thai? Because Thailand is known as a land of smiles. People are happy in Thailand no matter what. The company's founder thinks this is what we are missing in our daily life – simple little things that make you forget about stress and endless rush, tiny details that make our life beautiful. Happiness is right here, many people just don’t see it.

To showcase some of my favorite items, I created a wishlist because I couldn't choose just one to share with all of you!













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Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekly Style : Sweater Weather

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This week the weather finally took a turn for the best.  The temperature finally went under 60 degrees, and that means I can break out my favorite sweaters and high socks.  This time a year is where my inspiration flows.  Sometimes I think that Fall and Winter are the only times my outfit making skills are comprehensive.   I chose some pieces that I could really transition my closet with and were versatile with the cold weather in the morning and the warm weather as the day went on.


Hollister Ripped Boyfriend Jeans (Similar) // Free People Purple Sweater


// Gold Intertwined Heart Ring

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Homecoming 2016

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Homecoming 2016 was so much fun!  I got to wear a beautiful red lace and scuba mini dress from ASOS and top off my makeup look with some gorgeous mink lashes from Tricky Hair.  Tricky Hair sells clip in hair extensions and 3D Mink Eye Lashes. Visit them at Tricky Hair Extensions!  I love to add something special to my makeup looks for special occasions.  I also used my favorite Kat Von D Innerstellar Palette to makeup a nice smokey eye.  I finished off my look with NYX's Soft Matte Lip Creme in Amsterdam.






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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Autumn Date Night Makeup Idea

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Autumn is such a great time to go on some adventurous dates.  It has the perfect weather: You don't sweat to death, and it's not too cold that you're shivering!  I love to go on casual dates such as taking a walk to get some pizza or an alternative beach trip to watch the sunrise/sunset.  But maybe you want to spice up the night by renting a fun car to take.  Turoa peer-to-peer car rental company,  has a selection of both classic cars and rare cars, like Tesla's, that can make for an exciting experience.  I'd love to take a drive around town in a crazy colored car and see everyone's heads turn!  I decided to create a look that you could wear to one of these dates while driving around in your rented car from Turo.





Products used:

Face
Brows
Lips
  • Aphorism Lip Gloss in a slightly shimmery hot pink

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Fall Date Night with Adore Me!

Fall is approaching and I can already smell all of the pumpkin spice lattes...  But of course some things are better than others!  When this season comes around all I can think about is strolling along the apple orchards and baking some great pies!  That's why Adore Me and I teamed up to create some great date night outfits.  Adore Me is a popular lingerie company were you can get so many styles.  I loved just about every set!  So many of the colors and styles were perfect for fall, but these 3 really captured the essence of each date I'm excited to go on!

Apple Picking


Denim Shirt - Forever21 // Tee - Forever21 // Leggings - Target

When you go apple picking, one of the most important things to remember is to stay comfortable! Leggings give the perfect stretch for all that reaching and running around.  And of course it's going to be a bit chilly out so I paired one of my favorite graphic tees with a glitzy denim shirt.  

What I'm Wearing Underneath...

Baking


Sweater - Hollister // Tee - American Eagle // Jeans - Old Navy // Necklace - Francescas

After you go out to pick those apples, you gotta do something creative with them!  One of my favorite things to do with my brand new Golden Deliciouses is bake them in an apple crisp.  I chose a cute sweater to go over a basic tee and jeans to stay nice and cozy, and I topped it off with one of my favorite statement necklaces!  Although this is a very basic outfit, what's underneath packs a punch!  

What I'm Wearing Underneath... 

Pumpkin Carving


Top - Forever21 // Skirt - H&M // Earrings - Claires

Although I don't like to get my pumpkin fill from a hot latte, I love to show my creative flow with a cool pumpkin carving session.  To make the gears turn,  I decided to style a really trendy outfit! Obviously the color says it all.  Sure I'll look like Halloween threw up all over me, but little did you know that's what I was going for!  I love how I brought in a bit of the 70's vibe with the A line skirt and high neck color.  

What I'm Wearing Underneath...


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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Thrift City 1 : Thrift Tips



Thrift Tips:
A guide to a smart successful thrift.

Thrifting is quickly becoming the mainstream when it comes to discovering something old and turning it into something unique and funky.  Today's post covers the basics, from learning the trade jargon to a field guide on various materials to the biggest question when shopping.  Here we go!

Learn the Lingo:
These few terms will help turn you into a vintage pro! 

Dead stock- Finding a dead stock piece in a local thrift is like striking vintage gold.  For an item to be dead stock means that a store either closed or went out of business before the item was sold.  So finding a dead stock item is finding a brand new item that's never left the store other than when it was bought by the thrift store or seller.
NWT- “New with tags”, Similar to dead stock the only difference being that the item was bought by someone but never worn.  This is most commonly used in online thrifting, on websites such as Poshmark, EBay, or Etsy to name a few.
Upcycle- Upcycling is taking something old and turning it into something new and improved.  Such as distressing an old pair of jeans or reupholstering a chair.

Fabric and Quality:
Whether thrifting or shopping at the mall knowing what you're buying can make all the difference!

Cotton-  No matter the item cotton is the most reliable when it comes to fabric.  It's generally machine washable and holds up great over time.

Acrylic- This is the material to look out for when buying clothing.  Acrylic is commonly found in sweaters or knitted materials.  Be very very careful when buying anything made from acrylic because it will most likely pill or fall about in the washing machine.  The best way to keep an acrylic item looking nice is to follow the care instructions on the inside tag!

Polyester- Polyester fabric is very durable and often contains a nice stretch to it.  But you can often find that you are more prone to sweating in a polyester shirt rather than a cotton one.

Wool- Wool is a very expensive material that needs to be looked after with much care.  Always follow the care instructions when it comes to washing wool. In addition to being difficult to care for wool also stains very easily and does not respond well to bleaching.

Is it worth it?

This is the very most important thing to ask yourself when thrift shopping.  Is the item unique enough to spend your money on, will you actually wear it in your day to day life?  It's not enough to own something cool and trendy for it to sit in your closet forever.  Think of every item you thrift as a commitment, do you have something to wear with that item?  Or do you already own something very similar?  Whether it's a low end thrift for $5.00 or a vintage designer piece for $50.00 always make sure that the piece you're buying is worth it to you!

*This guest post was created by Lauren Rodgers

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Weekly Style : Just A Little Bit of Me

Welcome back to the blog!  This week, I've chosen a few of my favorites that I feel it embodies everything I'm about.  I good coral lipstick, some nude polish, and a pretty floral dress.  If it fits those categories, I'm seriously all about it.  My favorite part about this bunch is the pearl earrings.  They are so effortless.  I could wear sweatpants and pop on some pearls, and BAM!  I look like a daydream. When I'm wearing that dress from H&M and pearl earrings, I want to go back in time and take a romantic cruise.  Also, I layered the two pastel purples to create a cool frosty effect!  







Forever 21 Lipstick in Nude // Covergirl Lipstick in Decadent Peach // Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 33 // Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner in Bronze // Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara // Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Lavender Soap // Ciate Paint Pot in Spinning Teacup // Dermelect Peptide Infused Strength Nail Color // Elf Nail Polish in Desert Haze // Forever 21 Pearl Earrings // Aeropostale Chambray Tank Top // Hollister White Tunic // H&M Navy Floral Dress

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