Sunday, November 29, 2015

Face of the Day November 29th


I really liked the way my face looked today (haha) so I thought I would share with y'all what I did.  This is a super quick and easy look, which if you haven't noticed, is kinda my thing when it comes to makeup.  This turned out pretty dewy and fresh looking which I was really pleased with, so if you wanna know what I did with these products, read on!

1 // First I took Rimmel London's Wake Me Up BB cream, and with a damp beauty blender I bounced that onto my face.  Is that a term?  I patted it on, bounced it on, you get the deal right?

2 // Next I used my Maybelline Age Rewind concealer, and just put that in the inner corners of my under eye area, where I have the most darkness, and again blended that out with a damp beauty blender.

3 // Brows next! I just took my L'oreal brow stylist, which I mentioned in my Ulta haul, and brush out and fill in my brows.  This product y'all.  They took my wild crazy brows into Cara D esque brows.  I'm in love.

4 // Next I just popped a little bit of my Clinique blush in Plum Pop I think, and just blended that onto my cheeks.  I literally just put on the tiniest bit of this, I just wanted the slightest pop of pink.

5 // For eyes I swept the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded all over my lids with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.  I also took this to my tear duct and a little below to highlight my inner corner of my eyes.  Next I got a little bit of Nooner from the Naked 3 palette and swept that into my crease and the outer-v area of my eye, and really blended that all in together.

6 // I finished my eyes off with lots of layers of Rimmel London ScandalEyes RetroGlam mascara on my top and bottom lashes.

7 // For the lips, I simply applied this gorgeous L'Oreal lipstick shade in the shade Everbloom, which is a really nice neutral coral color.  These lipsticks are really good and have an amazing shade range, and I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a foolproof drugstore lipstick.

8 // Last, but not least (duh), I spritzed some of Clinique's Happy Heart perfume onto mah self.  This perfume is amazing and I'm sadly almost out of it :'((

So thats my face!  Its a really nice look and didn't take me hardly anytime to create!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Makeup Look: Fresh, Dewy and Rosy

Foundation // Brows // Bronzer // Blush // Lip Gloss // Eye Shadow // Eyeliner // Mascara // Highlighter 

Hey y'all!!  So sorry I've been MIA for the past few days, I took a lovely trip down to Atlanta to be with my extended family for Thanksgiving, and was so busy eating turkey I didn't have time to blog!  But never fear, I'm back and better than ever!  Well, I don't really know about that, but it sounds cool so lets just go with it, K?  

This is such a gorgeous makeup look, and I think its perfect for everyday.  The Clinique tinted moisturizer is one of my all time favorite products, and I'm actually all out of it right now, which makes me so sad.  It really gives your skin a perfect finish, and I kid you not I get complemented on my skin every time I wear it.  And I mean, thats enough to sell me on any product, am I right?

Here is exactly how I would use these products to get this look:

1 // Apply the Clinique tinted moisturizer all over the face with a damp beauty blender, and make sure to pull a little bit down and blend onto the neck.

2 // Take benefit's Hoola bronzer and sweep onto the hollows of your cheeks, as well as your hairline, and blend in for a natural, subtle bronze.

3 // Take NYX's cream blush with a stippling brush and lightly blend in the tiniest amount to the apples of your cheek, blending upward.

4 // Take benefit's High Beam highlighter and paint onto your cheekbones, blending in lightly with your fingers or the same stippling brush you used to apply the blush.

5 // Take benefit's brow gel and brush through your brows, until you get the desired shape and drama out of your brows, depending on what your preferences are.  Rosie has a pretty natural brow look here, so that is probably what I would choose to go for.

6 // Take benefit's eyeshadow and sweep all over the lid, for a natural subtle shimmer.

7 // Apply Maybelline's gel liner in a medium line across your lid, Rosie's line here is quite dramatic, and is pretty much the focal point of her eye look.

8 // Apply lots of layers of Tarte's mascara, because the mascara in this look is really dramatic and feathery and I think really pulls the whole face together.

9 // Lastly, sweep Laura Mercier's lipgloss on your lips for a natural, rosy tint with a bit of shimmer.

And thats your RHW face done!  I think this is such a simple look to achieve, and I made it more everyday by keeping the base really simple with just the tinted moisturizer, because I think that makes it even more perfect for a go-to everyday look that still comes off as very polished and elegant.

Hope you guys have a very happy Sunday, and that you are all starting to feel all the Holiday joy coming in like I am!  Glad to be back to blogging again!!

xoxo

Monday, November 23, 2015

6 Pretty Things

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 

Seeing as it is Monday and that Thursday could seriously not come fast enough, I thought we could all use a few pretty things to make us feel happy/make us want to bust out the old wallet and buy some stuff.  These are just 6 things that I thought were especially pretty and fun, and that would make great things to give to someone as a gift, or to give to yourself as a gift (no judgement)!

xoxo

Product Review: CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara


I mentioned this product in my Ulta Haul post, and I bought it because I have been reading lots of rave reviews on magazines and blogs about this, so I thought I'd give it a go! In my haul post, I told y'all that upon using this for the first time I wasn't blown away, and was in fact a little irritated because it was clumping my lashes together.  However I have been using it ever since and thought I would give y'all a more in-depth review on it, now that I have had more experience with it.

Like I said, I have been using this almost everyday for about two weeks, because I really wanted to keep trying it to see if I truly like it or not.  Honestly though, I don't really think I do (#sadness).  Its a super wet formula, and the little spikes on the wand are super short, and to me, that wasn't the best combo.  It sort of gooped on the base of my lashes, and then didn't give a whole lot of volume or length.  What I ended up doing was layering my Rimmel Retroglam mascara over top this to try and give my lashes more pop.  So bottom line verdict?  I don't highly rate this in all honesty, to me its just not a winner!

Sorry for the kinda downer review, but honesty is the best policy, eh?

Happy Monday y'all!

xoxo

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Series: Gift Guide for Moms

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Contrary to my last gift guide, I find that moms are the easiest to shop for.  Moms do so much (so so much) for all of us, all the time, that I thought, you know what, moms deserve their own gift guide!  So here it is!  Also, I just want to say that if you haven't heard of Inslee Haynes, who created the beautiful calendar on the list, you have to visit her website here.  Seriously her stuff is so gorgeous, and I'm obsessed with her botanical calendars for 2016, and I think they make magical gifts!

Christmas is coming friends!

xoxo

Product Review: Laura Mercier Lip Glacé

So on Tuesday I took a little trip to the makeup counters at my local department stores, and I found some lovely things as always.  The highlight of my trip was visiting the Laura Mercier counter, as I actually don't have that much experience with her products, and let me tell you, I was blown away completely.  Just testing some of her products was like an other worldly experience.  Her powders are so smooth that they almost feel creamy, and everything is always in the most gorgeous packaging.  One thing I did purchase was a set of mini Lip Glacés which are her lipglosses, and I absolutely loveeee them.  Here are the two shades I was particularly blown away with:



The left is in the shade Bare Pink, and the right is in Azalea.  I just love these two, they give the prettiest natural sheen to your lips and really brighten up your face.  The formula is amazing as well, because it doesn't feel sticky or heavy on your lips, and it actually has incredible lasting power for a gloss.  Highly highly recommend these, and I think these shades especially are so lovely for the holidays!

Hope y'all are having a rocking Friday eve!

xoxo

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Holiday Series: Gift Guide for Him

Is it just me, or is it the hardest thing to try and buy Christmas presents for guys?  Every year I think I'll come up with some brilliant gift but end up settling for a pack of socks.  Well, here is a view options that are a lil bit more exciting than a pack of socks (ok there is a pair of socks on this list, but they're like cool socks):

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 

I hope this post will help inspire some of you out there who are like me, left scouring Target on December 23rd for anything that even closely resembles a gift.  Also, can we just admire the Star Wars waffle maker? I want it for myself honestly...

Happy Wednesday friends, Thanksgiving is almost here!! #hearteyes

xoxo

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ulta Haul!


Hello friends!  So the other day I was browsing the web, as we all do, and I stumbled upon Ulta's website (oops...) and this happened!  These are just a few things that I have been wanting to try out and finally got my hands on!

CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara

I'm not entirely sure, but I think that this is a pretty new mascara, and I have been hearing a lot of buzz about it recently so I thought I would give it a go.  I've worn it twice since receiving it on Friday, and I'm on the fence honestly.  This has a plastic applicator, which isn't really my favorite, and it makes my lashes all clump together which drives me insane.  I'm going to keep trying it out though, and I'll keep y'all posted!

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick - Kate Moss Collection in 107

So anyone who watches Zoella on youtube will know that she raves about this lipstick color a lot, and I have been wanting it for a while but could never find it in stores, and I was pretty pumped to find it at last!  It really is the perfect red, its not too bright, and y'all this formula is just amazing.  Really lasting, super easy to apply, and smells like a dream.  If you need a classic red lip (Taylor Swift makeup look anyone?) this one is a no-brainer.

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation

I have heard wonderful things about this product as well, and I wore it today and honestly was really pleased.  I use Rimmel foundation a lot, but hadn't tried this one down, and honestly the quality is so great.  It gives a really nice satin-y finish on my skin, and doesn't look cakey ayt all.  Also, it smells really good, so thats a big bonus duh!

Rimmel London Wake Me Up BB Cream

Anyone notice a Rimmel theme here?  So I have been looking for the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation foreverrrrr and can not find it anywhere, so I thought I would give the BB cream a try.  I honestly don't have a lot of experience with BB creams, so I'm not sure if this is just the way they are, but this one has a really thick, almost mousse like consistency.  Because of that it was a little difficult to blend, but once it was on I was pretty pleased with it!  Its light coverage obviously, because it is a BB cream, but I just wore it yesterday for sort of a lazy Saturday!

Nyx Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen

I thought this was such a pretty, sort of vampy, lip color for fall, however when I wore it, it was less of a dark wine color and more just a slightly dark red.  However, I wasn't upset because it was a really pretty color!  And I really liked the matte effect, although it was pretty drying so watch out for that!  But honestly, really pleased with this, and I will probably be purchasing more colors soon.

Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator in Ritualistic

I'm always on the hunt for a good highlighter, and I actually am pretty happy with how this one turned out.  It really packs a punch with the highlight, I mean you put it on and you can tell.  But like, in a good way, like a glowy celebrity VS angel kinda way!  I kinda want to try out the other colors of this too... I gotta stop shopping oh my gosh.

L'Oreal Brow Stylist Designer Eyebrow Pencil

Really highly rate this!  I think I'm not alone in saying that filling in eyebrows is hard to do, and my eyebrows honestly have a mind of their own so its just a daily struggle for me.  But this thing is genius for me, the little brush on the end is super handy, and the pencil gives the nicest, most natural effect.  It's seriously so subtle, but it makes the biggest difference.  I love it so much, so so much.

So that was my little haul, I hope y'all enjoyed it a little bit!

Also just wanted to say that this weekend really rocked me, and I am still trying to make sense of the senseless tragedy that happened in Paris.  My prayers are with the victims and the families and all affected by this.  Praying so hard for the whole world right now.  The one thing that struck me most about this whole thing, was that in the midst of this horrible tragedy, whole countries have been gathering together in support of Paris and France, and that just gave me so much hope.  There is so much evil, but there is more good out there than we realize sometimes.  Praying for Paris always.

xoxo


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Face of The Day - Victoria's Secret Inspired!


If you are anything like me, you have been following the happenings of the Victoria's Secret show that happened yesterday and secretly resolving to up your workout game. I was also seriously in awe of the makeup of the show, all of the models had such gorgeous, natural makeup and I thought, why not have a go? My look is slightly less dramatic than theirs, as I'm wearing it to school today and I couldn't really bother with too much drama on my face this AM! Here is how I did my look:

1. First I applied a pea sized amount of Maybelline's FaceStudio Blur + Smooth primer to my t-zone and around my nose/under eye areas, as those places tend to get the most shine on my face.

2. Next I blended Rimmel's Lasting Finish foundation all over my skin with a damp beauty blender, this foundation gives a lovely slightly dewy finish, which I noticed a lot of the Angel's had.

3. Concealer time! First I took Almay's Clear Complexion concealer for any spots I had around my face, then took my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer and used that for under my eyes and around my nose to conceal and redness and/or darkness. I then just set that with the elf Tone-Correcting Powder. I only used the power under my eyes, and kept the rest of my face quite dewy.

4. Now that I've got my skin looking VS flawless, I filled my brows in with a matte brown shadow, any shadow that matches your brow color will work for this! 

5. For cheeks I used the Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Shy Blush to give my cheeks a really natural looking flush, while keeping the skin dewy and glowy. To add to the glow, I used Arbonne's Sheer Glow Highlighter, which is SO beautiful and adds the most gorgeous glow to my cheeks without being glittery at all.

6. For eyes, I started with Clinique's Chubby Stick Shadow Tint in the shade Fuller Fudge, and just smudged that on my lids and blended it out. This is such a lovely bronze shade that has a little bit of golden sheen. Next I took my Benefit World Famous Neutrals kit, and took the golden shadow in the shade Gilt-y Pleasure and just blended that over top the bronze shade. Next I took the same Benefit kit, and got the shade Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy (beautiful chocolate color with gold flecks) on an angled brush and lined my top lash line with that. I then went over that shade with a really old Benefit cream liner in a bronze color and just lined my lash line with that as well, to make a really nice smoky line thats not too harsh. Last I applied two coats of the Maybelline Voum' Express Colossal Mascara to my top and bottom lashes.

7. And last but not least, for lips I simply applied Clinique's Chubby Stick in Curvy Candy, which is a really pretty sheer bubblegum pink color. This sounds a little Barbie-esque, but it comes out really sheer and just gives a really natural pop of pink.

So thats my look! Its a really beautiful look, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out in the end, and I hope that y'all enjoy it!

Happy Friday Eve my friends!!

xoxo

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Top Three Holy Grail Drugstore Mascaras


If I could only use one makeup product for the rest of my life, it would hands-down be mascara. In magazines, celebrities are always asked that question and they always answer blush or some madness like that, like can we all be real for a sec? Mascara makes such a huge difference on my face, and I have compiled some research on different products, and would have to say that of all my drugstore mascaras, these win KTO. Did I use that right? Oh my gosh I don't think I did... Whatever y'all get me right?

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Honestly, I've mentioned this mascara so many times on this blog, but I don't even care because this stuff is the bomb.com all day long. It doesn't clump, it lengthens, it adds volume, its amazing and perfect and wonderful.  Best of all it stays put allllllll day long. No matter how many of those puppy commercials with Sarah Mclachlan you watch (ok don't hold me to that because honestly those are gut wrenching and not even waterproof mascara stands a chance).

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retroglam Mascara

I first bought this mascara eons ago, when I was a youngling, before I was even that into makeup and beauty. I was on vacation and at a CVS and I needed new mascara, and I thought this looked cool and maybe promising so I took the plunge. And let me tell you, it has been a staple that I use at least every week, if not everyday, ever since. Now, it did take a little time for me to get used to how it worked, but it gives majorly pumped up lashes. I usually layer this over a more lengthening mascara (usually the one that I mention next) when I'm going out and I want my eyes to really super mega duper pop.

Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Mascara

This stuff is like my mascara equivalent of the old family station wagon, you know? Ok that actually made it sound bad, but I mean that as a totally good thing. I've been relying on this mascara for a good two years now, and have re-bought it a lot. It gives a sort of natural look, in that its not too dramatic and is more lengthening than volumizing. I wear this a lot as a go-to everyday mascara, and as I mentioned above, a lot of times I will pair this with the Rimmel Retroglam Mascara to make my lashes long and volumized to the max.

Hope y'all are having a splendid Tuesday! I know I am!! That literally made me sound like a mix between the energizer bunny and a two year old, but eh its a good day! I've got the day off classes, so I decorate my room for Christmas so I am on top of the world right now no joke. Anyhoo, keep up the good work out there my friends! Talk to ya soon!

xoxo

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Peek at My Bedside Table


So Zoe Sugg of Zoella just did this post a couple of months ago, and I thought it would be fun to do one here! I don't know if mine is that exciting, but I always think its interesting to look at other people's stuff (I'm a lil bit of a snoop to be honest hehe), so I hope y'all enjoy it!

This is what my bedside table looks like every single day, I actually used to have a lamp on it as well, but the other day I knocked it off (typical me move) and the bulb broke and I keep forgetting to replace it! In the white pouffy thing I keep bobby pins and hair clips, because I always have some in my hair by the time I go to bed, and I find myself putting them there every time! I think its original use was to be a sort of phone couch, but I just made up my own use, as one does. This is my favorite devotional, and I love having right here so I can remember to read it every night! I also like this decomposition notebook, which you can't really see, but I try to remember to journal, but I usually fail to be honest! I usually keep some other sort of small notebook, like this Rifle Paper Co. one here, to write down to-do lists and assignments and stuff like that, just to make sure I stay on top of things! I also always keep a highlighter and a pen, because, you know, I'm practical and stuff.

Hope y'all enjoyed this little peek at my humble bedside table! By the way, did anyone watch the LSU vs. Alabama game last night? SO bummed the tigers didn't pull through... although to be honest I'm not a huge sports person... I just keep up with LSU from time to time! Geux Tigers, right?

xoxo

Friday, November 6, 2015

Holiday Series: Cozy Christmas Movie Night Essentials

Elf // Blanket // Pajamas // Socks // Mug // Candle // Hot Chocolate Mix

I don't know about y'all, but in my family Christmas isn't Christmas without approximately 5057348 views of the movie Elf.  Seriously though, how can you not love this movie?  How can you not say "Bye Buddy, hope you find your Dad" every time someone says goodbye to you?

Cozy Christmas movie nights are just my favorite, I love getting all snug with my hot chocolate and festive candle and enjoying the season!  Also I really like this mug, isn't it sassy?

Hope y'all are having the BEST Friday ever, and if you're not, I hope you can get your hands on a copy of Elf, because I know it'll brighten any day!

xoxo

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Holiday Series: Gift Guide // Sisters + Besties

1 // Easy on The Eyes 2 // Eyeshadow Palette 3 // Makeup Set 4 // Colored Pencils 5 // Coloring Book 6 // Notebook 7 // Initial Mug 8 // Phone Case 9 // Donut Mug 10 // Pajamas 11 // Makeup Bag 12 // Selfie Kit 13 // Candle 14 // Crystal Earrings 15 // Emoji Earrings  

Hi and welcome to your first gift guide on my blog friends! This one is dedicated to your bestie and/or sister (or in my case, sister who is a bestie!!). These are all cute little bits that I would want to receive... so I figured, maybe other people will think its fun and cute!!

I have a few more gift guides on the horizon, including one for all the mamas out there, so keep your eyes open for that fun holiday party comin' your way!

Right now I'm in my pizza pajamas (y'all know), listening to Christmas tunes, and just generally having a wonderful Wednesday evening.  

Also, if any of y'all are needing a little Wednesday inspiration to brighten your week (I know I always do!), this verse always fills me with joy no matter what:

"God can do anything you know -- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us." Ephesians 3:20-21

Hope that brightened y'all's day, and remember when times get rough that God never stops loving absolutely everything about you and dancing over you in joy! 

Have a wonderful Wednesday y'all!

xoxo

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Holiday Series: Thanksgiving Outfits + Emma Watson Makeup How-to!

Happy Tuesday!! I am currently battling a cold, but have actually had a really productive day despite the sniffling and the sore throat! Huzzah!

Today I'm starting my Holiday Series, in which I will be sharing outfit and makeup inspiration, gift guides, recipes, and just general merriment to get us all in the holiday spirit! This is my favorite time of year, and I hope I can bring some of that joy to y'all to!

With Thanksgiving approaching at a frightening speed (only 23 days OMG!!), my mind is already working overtime to find that perfect Thanksgiving outfit. Why can't my brain work this hard on school? The world may never know... Anyways, below are three outfits I thought would be perfect for any Thanksgiving day, whether casual or more fancy. I also pulled together a makeup look based on one that the always perfect Emma Watson wore to a royal dinner this past year... Enjoy!!

Outfit 1 // 


Dress // Boots // Earrings // Purse //

This outfit is fun for a more formal Thanksgiving, and I'm absolutely obsessed with those earrings, which are from H&M and so affordable! Over the knee boots are on trend right now, and more importantly they shield your legs from that unforgiving November chill, win-win right? 

Outfit 2 //


Pants // Shirt // Flats // Purse // Beanie // Earrings //

This is fun for running around during the day of Thanksgiving, maybe getting those last minute cans of pumpkin that always seem to be forgotten, or watching the Macy's parade on the couch. This is also nice for that after dinner walk that I always need after a day of feasting.

Outfit 3 //



Dress // Shoes // Earrings // Clutch // 

I like this look for a fun, casual Thanksgiving dinner at home with friends and family, and lots of Turkey of course. The colors in the dress are so gorgeous and perfect for Thanksgiving, and its a forgiving cut, which is what we all need come the 26th!

Makeup Look //


Foundation // Brows // Blush // Eyeshadow Quad // Eyeliner // Mascara // Lipstick //

How gorgeous is this makeup look? Its absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving, and did I mention I used all drugstore products? I love it I love it I love it. The L'oreal foundation will make sure you stay matte and not shiny even through a long day of eating and more eating, and the lipstick is such a beautiful color that would go with any of the outfits above!

I hope y'all liked this first installment of my Holiday Series. The series is going to last all the way 'till Christmas day, so get pumped! Can't wait to share lots of cheer and merriment with y'all!

xoxo

Monday, November 2, 2015

October Favorites // Beauty, Skincare, Pizza Pajamas...

So I'm going to say what basically everyone has been saying since yesterday -- where did October go?? No seriously... just yesterday I was stressing about picking out a Halloween costume and now I'm googling how to survive a Thanksgiving food coma (so excited about the food coma though).  Anyways, this is not to complain because I love November.  Honestly October, November, and December are my three absolute favorite months!  Oh my gosh I've gotten sidetracked, without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things from October (raindrops on roses not included hehe):

1 // Target Pizza Pajamas (Sold out, but similar ones here)


Oh.  My.  Gosh.  Let me tell you about these pajamas.  I was strolling through Target one bright October day when suddenly I was struck by a glorious image - these pajamas were across the aisle, calling to me.  It was love at first sight.  Ever since then, I have been wearing these literally all the time, I mean when I come home I immediately change into these for the night.  They're so soft and cozy, and I mean, come on, they have pizza on them!!  How could I not be in love?

2 // Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara


Ok, so I bought this Mascara about two months ago because I had heard such rave reviews from a lot of bloggers, and to be honest at  first I wasn't that wowed.  I'm not as much of a fan of the hard plastic mascara wands, so I put it on the shelf without really giving it a good go.  BUT, I came back to it at the beginning of October, and loved it.  I mean, this stuff seriously wowed me once I gave it the chance to shine!  It lengthens and separates the lashes so so incredibly well, and does not budge all day.  I mean ALL day, through school, my workout, homework, and my nightly netflix sesh, not one budge (one budge? is that a thing? eh, who knows).  Highly highly recommend this stuff!

3 // Obagi-C RX System Face Wash 


I actually got this at a local specialty beauty store, and I don't think it can be ordered online, sorry about that :/.  But, if you can get your hands on this, please do, because it seriously is amazing.  I have been having lots of stress related breakouts (midterms, amiright?) and this stuff really really helped.  It gives my skin a really nice healthy glow, and just heals and repairs my skin, if that makes sense?

4 // Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation


I use this on my face almost every single day, and it seriously never fails me.  It gives a really great coverage without looking cakey at all, and it also smells really amazing, which sounds weird but is actually a big bonus!  It gives my skin a really lovely dewy affect, and blends like such a dream.

5 // Agatha Christie Books



I'm actually a massive fan of Agatha Christie's books, and have been for quite some time now, however this past month I particularly enjoyed reading them.  I think there's something about the cold, crisp October weather that just made curling up with a suspenseful mystery book and a mug of hot tea.  This particular one, "Black Coffee" is a really good one, however I think it might be overdue at the library now that I think of it.  Rats.  Sorry Library, its on the way!


I know, I know, I'm really late to the awesome crazy fun party that is Blogilates, but hey at least I'm here right?  Cassey Ho's videos are so energetic and fun, and it actually makes me enjoy and want to workout, which is a pretty remarkable statement!  My workout routine had been getting pretty humdrum and stagnant, and I desperately needed something to pump life back into my workouts, and this was my answer!  I love how sore I get from these workouts, which sounds mental, but it lets me know that I'm making a change, which is such a good feeling!

Well, these were just a few things that made me h-a-p-p-y in October!  Now its time for us all to get our November on, eh?  Lets all get out there and google how to make the perfect turkey, ok? OK!!

xoxo

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Product Review: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

So, if you're at all interested at makeup and you've been on the internet once or twice, you've heard from like a gazillion beauty bloggers about the Naked palettes.  I too have been bombarded with info about these palettes and after doing some research, I decided to take the plunge and get one.  I decided to go with the Naked 3 palette, as I was more drawn to the pinky, rose gold tones (planning on getting the original Naked palette next!!).  My expectations were pretty high going into it, after hearing rave reviews from one and all, and let me tell you, in my opinion, the reviews were not exaggerations.  These shades are so beautiful, and blend beautifully.  I love the color range available, and each shade is just so SO gorgeous.


Now, my favorite shades would have to be Trick and Mugshot.  Trick is the coppery-gold shade in the middle, and I find it really makes my blue eyes pop as it has a little bit of orange to it.  Mugshot is the gorgeous shimmery taupe color towards the end.  At first I was a little scared of this shade because it is quite dark and I was afraid it would make me look like a raccoon!  But let me tell you, it blends like a dream and looks so amazing on the eye.  Its a little bit smoky, but subtle enough for everyday.  A lot of these eyeshadows have really little fallout which is so nice.  However, I did find that the second shade, Dust has a LOT of fallout, so be really careful applying that.  I find its best to use your finger and just pat it on the eyelid.

The matte shades in this palette are also really lovely, and I use them a lot during the week for just a quick simple look that is really flattering and makes the eyes pop.  Usually I will sweep Limit, the dusty rose shade towards the front, all over my eyelids.  Next I get Nooner, the mauve-y shade in the middle, and I blend that into my crease with little windshield wiper movements.  Lastly, I add Strange, that vanilla shade at the front, and add that to the corners of my eye, as well as my brow bone, for a really amazing highlight.

I hope you all enjoyed this review!  All in all, I highly recommend this palette, its got such a nice variety of looks that you can pull from it, and really works well any season, any day!

Hope y'all had an amazing Halloween weekend!

xoxo