Friday, January 30, 2015

LA Day - The Grove

Happy Friday beauties! Today I went to the Grove in Los Angeles for a little shopping outing and wanted to share some pictures with you all. If you are ever in the area, I would definitely suggest stopping by there!

While it did rain a little, that didn't stop me from shopping around and strolling through the cute Farmer's Market! 

Don't miss out on Dylan's Candy Bar!! 

For a flashback to my childhood, I also went into the American Girl doll Store! It's so cute!

Also, this outfit is one of my favorites! Definitely something anyone can recreate! 

Perfect sunset to end a wonderful day...

Love you all!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Lip Products! Swatches & Reviews of some NYX Butter Glosses, Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayons, & Maybelline Color Elixirs

Hi loves!! Recently I went shopping with friends and picked up a few new products, many of which were lip ones. As promised, this blog post is to show you the swatches of all the lip products! 

If you're interested in seeing the video, check it out here:

To start, I picked up two butter glosses by NYX. I have heard so much hype about these glosses as I'm sure many of you have because of their affordability and great quality. After trying them (even if it's only been a few days) I can honestly say that the hype about these products is so true. The gloss goes on very smooth, feels nice on the lips (not drying), and the pigmentation is great! Also, the smell of these is amazing! It is a sweet smell like a sugar cookie / cupcake. Below are the swatches of the two I picked up, which are Tiramisu & Devil's Food Cake. I like these glosses so much that I can guarantee you that I will be going back to Ulta to pick up some more colors.

The top one is Tiramisu and bottom one is Devil's Food Cake (swatch picture taken with no flash)

I also picked up two Velvety Matte Lip Crayons at target from Sonia Kashuk in the colors Nudey Nude and Blossomy Nude. I was very impressed with these as well. They weren't drying, which is sometimes difficult for matte lip products and went on smoothly when applied. I will say that I feel they have a kinda weird smell to them, but it isn't an unbearable one that would prevent me from purchasing more of these.

Top color: Nudey Nude
Bottom color: Blossomy Nude
(picture taken with flash)
left: nudey nude
right: blossomy nude
(picture taken with no flash)

The last lip product is the Maybelline Color Elixir in the shade Caramel Infused. For a gloss, I didn't find this to be too sticky and it is very pretty. While this shade is more on the sheer side, it still has great pigmentation and is a color that will go with many eye looks. It is definitely more of a pink shade than a brown one (unlike the name caramel implies).

Maybelline color elixir - caramel infused

Hope everyone has a good day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Morning Routine - Winter 2015 Edition + Everyday Makeup Look

Hi loves! Tonight I uploaded my morning routine video! I have been off of college (since I didn't need to take interterm) and I'm so glad that I have had more time to film videos and share them with you all. With that being said, my winter routine is slightly different in that I don't have to get up and have class. If anyone wants to see a school morning routine video let me know! Until then, enjoy my winter morning routine. Love you all!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday OOTD

Hope everyone is having a relaxing sundayđź’• I wanted to share a simple but "glam" outfit of the day!

I paired a slightly oversized J Crew sweatshirt with distressed jeans for the main outfit. To add the glam factor, I paired it with a sparkly statement necklace and my taupe colored booties! Any purse could go with this look, but I chose my Louis Vuitton Never Full. 

This is seriously an outfit that everyone can recreate with pieces they already own or by picking up an item or two! 

While the sweatshirt in this ootd is currently unavailable, J Crew has many sweatshirts of similar style and any of them would look perfect in a look like this. 

Outfit details: 
-sweatshirt: JCrew
-pants: Abercrombie 
-booties: Trolley Ankle Bootie BP Nordstrom
-necklace: JCrew

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mary Kay Nourishine Plus (mini) Lipgloss Swatches + Mary Kay at Play Baked Trio

Happy Wednesday! As promised, I am posting a blog post to accompany my Mary Kay Unboxing Video!! I'm so grateful that I received all these products from my aunt. If you want to see the video, scroll further down :)

Here are all the swatches for the Nourishine Lipglosses:

Rock n Red 
mini lipgloss set

top row from left to right: Berry Tart, Pink Luster, Cream & Sugar, Rock n Red
bottom row from left to right: Icicle, Fancy Nancy, Beach Bronze  

far right top row color is Red Passion

Here is the swatch of the Baked Trio in On the Horizon:




in darker room without flash/natural light

with flash
Here's the video!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hi lovelies! After using the Wet n Wild Coloricon Tunnel Vision eyeshadow palette for my "Get Ready With Me: Winter Formal 2015" tutorial (see here:, I wanted to do a quick review about it here on the blog! 

To start off, let me say that I knew wet n wild had some decent shadows based off of some prior use, but after using this palette, I gained so much more respect for their shadows! When I swatched them (see further down), I was amazed at how pigmented and smooth they were. The silver eyelid shade shocked me the most with how buttery it was. The other colors didn't let me down either! They are all easy to blend, long-lasting (I used a primer, not sure how long they last without one), and absolutely gorgeous.

I think the concept of this palette is great as well! If you're just getting into makeup or want to learn where to put what color eyeshadows to create the smokey effect, this palette has you covered. The labeling of eyelid, crease, definer, etc. can be very helpful. Though I didn't exactly follow them to create my winter formal look because I am more advanced with makeup application, for others this can be a great feature. I know that I would definitely take advantage of this feature if I was less experienced. 

Here are the swatches! All swatches were done with no primer. These pictures do not do the colors justice. They are so pigmented in person.

The last thing I must say is that if you're interested in this palette and aren't sure whether you should buy it, I say go for it! While I love many products, I don't recommend each one to everyone depending on price and what I think in general about them. This one though is truly worth it. The price is around $3-$4 I believe, making it super affordable. Also, while I cannot be one to say all wet n wild shadows are this great simply because I haven't tried them all, this palette is a winner, especially if you're looking to do a cool toned smokey eye. 

Comment what you think if you have used it! 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Friday Finds!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!! I know that these Friday Finds are being posted here a few days after, but I have been so busy!

I've decided that I want to try to do more "Friday Finds" posts, but what I consider a find doesn't necessarily have to be a item that can be purchased! By that, I mean that sometimes my finds are cute little places that I photograph or cute arrangements of things that could serve as an inspiration to all of you (like how succulents are arranged, etc). I hope you all enjoy!

To start off, I picked up these two products from LUSH Cosmetics! I'm still trying them, but really like them so far! I'm considering doing a blog post on them if they become favorites.

While in Anthropologie, I took some pics! I absolutely love the color organization here (if I am feeling really inspired, maybe I will organize my own closet like this!). Also these books had the "K" and "L" initials so of course I had to include those here. They would look super cute in everyone's office! 

Also, I thought this washi tape was so cute that I bought these two! (necklace came from a different store)

Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Love you all!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Winter OOTD!!

I'm once again sharing an easy outfit of the day! I wore this outfit today and it is so comfy and casual yet cute! While the sweater I have on is an old Forever 21 find and therefore no longer available, all the other items are; you just need to find a cozy sweater/sweatshirt that you love to pair with them.

This is my everyday go to kind of outfit for winter! I love wearing these warm types of sweaters/sweatshirts that are loose fitting but "tight" enough where they aren't too bulky to add more layers on top of as the day turns to night and the temp gets colder. These Hudson Jeans are a staple in my wardrobe and while expensive, are totally worth the investment! With careful laundering, they last for a long time (I've had these for probably 4 years!). To give this look a little more pizzaz, I wore my Trolley Ankle Booties from Nordstrom BP and carried my Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

To complete the look, I added a Neff Beanie, which I do often during winter. It is so practical. It allows me to not worry about my hair and keep my ears warm, all while adding an extra stylish touch to my outfit. I seriously own these in way too many colors, but they go with everything!!!

If you want to dress this up a little more, add a statement necklace and BOOM!!, you will be looking chic while staying comfortable!

-top (old from forever 21)
-pants: Hudson Collin Skinny Jeans
-beanie: Neff Daily Beanie
-booties: 'Trolley' Ankle Bootie
-purse: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM

Love you all <3

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winter Formal 2015 Makeup, Hair & Outfit (dress) Idea!

Hey lovelies! If you are on the hunt for winter formal ideas, I have you covered! In the video below, I show you a makeup tutorial that uses many drugstore products, a simple hair look that anyone can achieve, and a cute dress idea that is simple and elegant. Watch below!