Happy Friday! I had a little shop on ShoeDazzle recently and now that everything had been delivered, I thought it would be a fun thing to have a look through. That being said, let’s get into it.
So I ended up ordering two pairs, one of which is a pair of boots. I will say that both these and the boots worried me when I first saw the boxes because they look a bit like they’ve been karate chopped, but both pairs are in perfect condition. The first one I found when I was looking for something fun and summery and they’re the You Got This Heeled Sandal in White. This shoe when I bought it at least, was available in a couple different colors/finishes. I went with white because I don’t actually have a white heeled sandal in my shoe closet and they’ll go with so many different outfits. I did try these on and have a little walk around, they fit great and are pretty comfortable. These have a platform and the heel itself is a bit high, but it’s a chunky heel so they feel quite sturdy.
I really like that these have the silver zipper down the middle in addition to the silver buckles on the side.
The second pair I picked up is the Moto Loco Buckled Stiletto Boot in Black. This boot does come in blue and white as well and this is from the ShoeDazzle x Erika Jayne collaboration. These are over the knee boots and I love a good over the knee boot. These have some nice stitched detail on the front and have gold hardware on the outside in the form of a gold zipper and gold buckles. One thing that I really appreciate is the fact that these have a little bit of tread on the bottom, even though I’ve been wearing heels for many years it’s always nice to have an extra bit of stability when you’re walking. Like with the sandals, I put these on and had a little walk around and they appear to be pretty comfortable as well.
That about wraps it up for this post, let know which of these is your favorite and if you’ve made a ShoeDazzle purchase recently I’d love to know what you bought.
Until next time, have fun shopping and you have never have too many pairs of shoes :).
Today I thought it would be fun to share with you guys what I got for Christmas. I do want to say that I’m in no way trying to brag, I’m one of those people that enjoy reading and watching this type of post. This year I didn’t have a real list of things I wanted, so I was happily surprised by a few of these gifts.
The first thing we have is what was in my stocking. Besides my favorite candy, there was a Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar mist and body lotion. It’s my favorite scent from Bath and Body Works. Along with that there was a little flashlight, I love little practical things like this and you can never have too many flashlights. The last two things that were in my stocking were a mini Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder infused with peach and sweet fig milk and the Peach Kiss Lipstick in Sex On The Peach.
I used the setting powder yesterday and today and I really like it. Added bonus, it smells like peaches. The lipstick also smells like peaches and it’s a comfort matte, long wearing and also infused with peach and sweet fig milk. Too Faced lipsticks are always really pigmented and this one is no different. I believe there are 13 shades of the Peach Kiss Lipsticks and I’m definitely going to be purchasing a few more.
Continuing on with the beauty theme, the first thing I unwrapped was the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party set. I was honestly so, so shocked to see this because I had mentioned it in a text to my mom like right after it came out then didn’t say anything after. I was considering buying this for myself as a Christmas gift but it was sold out on Sephora and Too Faced when I looked but for whatever reason I didn’t check at my local Sephora and they had a couple left which I’m super happy about. I’m going to be doing a separate post on this, so I’m not going to get into it too much, but I will say that yesterday I wore a couple of the shadows and I’m really happy with them. It was a good makeup day.
The second beauty item I got was the Sephora Collection Frosted Kisses Lip Stories Lipstick Set. This is also going to get it’s own post, but I will say that I’ve swatched all of these, wore one on Christmas Day and I’m wearing one now. I’m really liking them and I recommend them.
Next up we have a fashion item and it’s this light powder pink shoulder bag from H&M. I have a few different handbags and clutches but nothing like this. Like I said this is a light powder pink suede with silver hardware and leathery handles. It has a snap closure, one medium sized pocket on the very front, the main compartment and another pocket inside the main. You can adjust the way you wear it, so if the handles are the same length then it’s a shoulder bag, but if you stretch it out you can wear it like a crossbody. I didn’t realize when I was taking the pictures that it was a little crooked but that’s because of the pull on the door and not that bag.
Moving on we have a couple of practical things. The first is a 2020 Erin Condren Planner. I got my first Erin Condren Planner last Christmas and it was an absolute game changer, so I knew I had to have one for the new year. This will be getting it’s own post, but I did go for a different pattern, different colors and I put my first and middle name on it.
The second practical gift I got was a calendar. I have a couple of calendars that I use for different things and sometimes they’re different sizes but this one is my main calendar. There are two or three themes I typically go for when it comes to calendars, this one is jet themed. And has some great pictures.
And the last thing we have is music related, and it’s the Doobie Brothers Live From The Beacon Theatre Blu-Ray and CD Set. I talked about this when it came out, I have it on my phone and they showed a little bit of it on PBS. I like to have a physical copy of music, hence the CD Set and if I can help it I buy all discs in Blu-Ray. So I’m excited to have a music night and watch the full concert.
That about wraps it up for this post, I did also receive some socks, because it’s not Christmas if you don’t get socks, and a mug but it’s currently in the dishwasher because I used it this morning.
Until next time, enjoy your gifts and I hope you all had an amazing Christmas :).
As it’s the last day of April, I thought today would be the perfect day to do my favorites. I think that I have a pretty good mix this month, so let’s get into it.
Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my April Sephora Play Box, I’ll leave a link to that down below if you haven’t read it. The first is the Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream. I’ve been using an eye cream that I really liked but I was interested by this because I’m a big Clinique fan. And since I started using it I’ve not been disappointed. It hydrates, brightens and I feel like I look more refreshed. So this now has a permanent spot in my skincare cabinet.
My second Sephora Play favorite is the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer in Smoothing Primer. I really like this, it smells good and it’s lightweight. It also really locks in my makeup and when I put it on I feel like it really gives me an extra nice surface to work with. If you’re looking for a new primer I would say definitely check this one out.
My last Sephora Play favorite is the Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment in Dream. I put this on before I go to bed and the next morning I can see/feel the difference. My lips are very moisturized and they have a slight plump to them. This also smells really good and there’s a slight pink tint to it so if you wanted to wear this during the day you’d get a little color.
And my last beauty favorite is hairstyle. I got bored a few weeks ago and wanted to change up my bun a little so after I pulled my hair into a high ponytail I decided to braid it then shape it into the bun and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Next I have a fashion favorite and it’s this off the shoulder light blue top with little flowers on the sleeves from H&M. I bought this a little while and hadn’t had a chance to wear it yet, so when Easter came around I figured it was a good time. And I finished this look with a pair of white wedges. I don’t know if you can still get this top but they have quite a few other off the shoulder options.
Moving on I have a food favorite and it’s Meiji Hello Panda cookies. I was at the grocery store a few weeks ago in the Asian food section looking for Pocky and I saw these next to it on the shelf. And they’re little cream filled cookies that are shaped like pandas and have pandas doing various activities on them. I bought them in strawberry and in the store they also had chocolate, which I want to try and I believe there are other flavors you can get online. But they’re really good and a fun little snack.
My second to last favorite is a puzzle I did at the beginning of the month. You guys know how much I love puzzles. This one is 1,000 pieces and it took me a little longer to complete than the last one I did but most of the pieces are similar color, which in the grand scheme of things I appreciate. But this is a Thomas Kinkade and it’s a winter scene. Thomas Kinkade puzzles are always so pretty and I have a few sitting in my Amazon cart right now.
And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s the Doobie Brothers Brotherhood album. This album falls into that time period of the band’s music that I didn’t previously know a lot about and I only recently got into. And let me tell you, this album in my opinion, is super underrated. I mean top to bottom it’s full of fantastic, well written, well produced songs. If you haven’t ever listened to it, I would 100% recommend doing so.
That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what you favorites were.
Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great April :).
Happy Friday! Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought I would do my March Favorites. I have a pretty good mix this month, so let’s get into it.
Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my March Sephora Play Box. If you haven’t read that there will be a link down below. My first Sephora Play favorite is the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo. I’ve mentioned a few times that Amika is one of my favorite brands when it comes to hair products and this dry shampoo didn’t disappoint. It not only made my hair feel refreshed but it was soft and it gave me nice volume. And this didn’t leave any residue like some dry shampoos can.
My next favorite is the Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna. I knew as soon as I swatched this I would love it and I have been. I’ve been using this most days since I got it and now it’s got a permanent spot in my makeup bag. It’s got a great glow when the light hits it, the amount of sparkle is perfect and I love the color. It’s perfect for spring/summer and like I thought originally, very buildable. If you haven’t checked out Nars Bronzers I definitely recommend doing so.
My last Sephora Play favorite is the Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace fragrance. This not only smells good but it wears really well. When I first smelled it I was immediately brought to sitting around the fire and roasting marshmallows with friends. It’s woody and spicy but also sweet and vanillay. This is a fragrance that you can definitely wear all year long because it’s so well balanced.
My last beauty favorite is my makeup look from St. Patrick’s Day. I wanted to do something fun and festive but I don’t have a lot of green eyeshadow, I am going to order the ColourPop Just My Luck Palette though. So I did a gold eye, I used three golds, blended for 100 years until I liked it, and did an emerald shade on my lower lash line. I’m overall really happy with how it came out.
Moving on, I have a fashion favorite and that is the Crystabel Sneakers from JustFab. I was browsing through their website recently and found myself looking at sneakers which is something I don’t have a lot of. One thing I’m never opposed to is expanding my shoe collection. I was looking at a few different pairs, but I feel in love with these and because I’m a popular size, I bought them immediately. They come in three different colors, white, black and rose gold and I bought the rose gold. They have white stars, white on the back and white laces. I’ve worn these once since getting them and not only are they super comfortable, but they go with pretty much everything.
I have two kind of random favorites, the first is puzzles. I’ve always loved doing puzzles, I grew up doing them and recently I got back into it. I completed this puzzle in a few days, mostly working on it before I went to bed, and I was so happy when it was done. This is a 1,000 piece Dowdle Folk Art London puzzle and every time I looked at it I discovered something new. I really like the style of the Dowdle Folk Art puzzles, so I’m going to look and see what else they have.
My next kind of random favorite is baseball. Yesterday was Opening Day and baseball is officially back. The Mariners had a little bit of a different start because they played their first two official games in Japan, which was cool. But they were able to start this season at home yesterday and win! Which was super exciting and really fun. This year it’s basically a whole new team, but I’m excited to see how this season is going to play out.
And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s Jeff Lynne’s ELO Alone in the Universe album. This isn’t an album that I listened to a lot when it came out, but recently Spotify has been playing me a lot of the songs and I’ve really been enjoying it. Top to bottom it’s a great album, I don’t think I could pick one song that’s my favorite but When I Was A Boy and All My Life have been playing a lot. If you haven’t heard it, I would definitely recommend giving it a listen.
That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.
Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great March :).
Welcome to Blogmas Day Eight! Today I’m going to be talking about winter fashion. The weather around here has been pretty cold and recently there was a stretch of about a week/week and a half where it was absolutely freezing. So I wanted to share with you guys an example of how I’ve been dressing this winter. I have four different looks, so let’s get into it.
The first is for the days when it’s absolutely freezing and bundling up is the only option.
Here I’ve gone for a hat, scarf (which is tucked into my jacket), winter jacket (this jacket is a bomber style jacket and I love that it keeps me so warm but isn’t too bulky) and warm boots. Normally I’ll wear a pair of gloves, either black or silver, but I keep those in my handbag all winter anyway.
This second look is for those days when it’s a little bit cold but not so much that you need a massive jacket. And really if you wanted to not wear a massive jacket during winter you probably could get away with it with the right layers.
So I went with a long sleeve gray sweater, it’s not a super thick material so you can wear it for multiple seasons and not just winter. Then I have a black vest with a faux fur collar, this vest is a little bit puffy so it keeps you warm. And I paired it with a these over the knee boots from JustFab. These are the Lyrica boots in black and they’re actually quite comfortable. JustFab and ShoeDazzle are two of my favorite places to shop for boots because they have such a great selection, so I’ll leave some links down below.
My third look is the cozy look. For the time in the day/weekend when you want to get cozy and just chill.
This one is pretty basic. I’ll go for a sweatshirt, the one I choose depends on how cold I am because they’re all vary in thickness. A pair of leggings, again, how cold I am will depend on the length of the leggings. And my slippers, these are from Deerfoam and they’re the best, so warm and comfy. Plus they have tread on the bottom so I can wear them outside if I need to without worrying about ruining them.
And my last winter look is the dressed up look. This or a version of this is what I’ll be wearing to Christmas parties/on Christmas Eve this year.
I love this outfit. I’m calling this a sweater dress, on me it’s long enough to be, and it’s a really nice dark blue with gold and cowl neck with three gold buttons. It’s so soft and keeps me warm. I paired that with some black leggings that have a leather strip down the side and a pair of peep toe pumps that are embellished with little gems. Definitely one of my favorite pairs of heels, they add a little extra to any outfit.
That about wraps it up for this post, what are your fashion go-tos during winter?
Until next time, have fun planning your outfits and stay warm this winter :).
Today I’m going to be doing one of my favorite posts, OOTD’s and makeup looks, and this one is for summer. I have three different looks I’m going to be featuring, so let’s get into it.
The first look we have is one that I’ve been going for a lot more when I can, no makeup. In Washington, and pretty much everywhere else, a lot of this summer has been a ridiculous heat wave. So putting on makeup hasn’t been my first choice. As for my outfit, I went with a plain black tank top and a pair of floral shorts from Forever 21, I’ll link them down below if I can find the link, and a gold chain necklace.
This particular existence, I had showered and was feeling the natural look. I did use two products though, after I showered I used the Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel, which I love and one hundred percent recommend. It clears your pores and removes dead skin and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth. And I also used the SKYN Iceland Berry Lip Fix with Wintered Red Algae, I’ve talked about this before, you guys know how much I love this. It’s super hydrating and that’s always important, especially during incredible cold or incredible hot.
My second look is from the Fourth of July and I always like to have fun with my look.
Starting with my face, and after my morning routine, the first thing I do is put on my foundation which is the L’Oreal Paris True Match super-blendable foundation in N2, Classic Ivory. I then apply my concealer which is the matching True Match concealer in N 1-2-3, Fair/Light and for the spots I want a little heavier coverage I use the YADAH Silky Fit Concealer BB Power Brightening in Light Beige and I blend that in with a Micro Mini Beauty Blender, which I know is really dirty, but I ordered some new ones so they should be here soon. And I topped that off with the Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder which I apply with an e.l.f. powder brush. Bronzer and blush wise, I went with my classic e.l.f. combo from the two palettes in the top corner. The bronzer I apply with my favorite Firma Beauty 103 Angled Contour brush and I use a big fluffy brush to apply my blush. The final thing I do is highlighter and for that I used the Too Faced Super Fun Night palette from the Too Faced Best Year Ever makeup collection. It’s called Dashing Through The Glow and it’s a gorgeous champagne color.
For my eyes I used one of my go to palettes, the Too Faced Smokey Eye and I used Smolder, which is blue and I used a Bare Escentuals eye shadow brush to apply and blend a little and I put White Lie in the inner corner of my eye and under my brows. I did a little winged liner and for that I used the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper and Mascara was Essence Cosmetics I Love Crazy Volume in Deep Black. As always I used an angled brush and filled in my brows with Up In Smoke and finished the look off with the LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick in Color Me Confident, it’s a really pretty cranberry red and it has great staying power.
For the third look, I was feeling a little extra girly and this was the result. This dress, which is one of the most comfortable I own, is from H&M and again, if I can find a link I’ll put it down below.
I pretty much used the same products for this look, except I used the Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush. It gives you a really pretty glow and I really like the way the sparkle in it works with the sparkle and shine of the highlighter. And I used the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Airbrush Silk Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder. I really love this powder, it really sets my makeup and I would definitely recommend it if you’re in the market for a new powder.
For the rest of my look, starting with my eyes, I used the e.l.f. Everyday Smoky palette. The eye shadow I used is the second to last gray shade, it has a little bit of sparkle to it and it blends nicely. In the inner corner of my eye and under my brows I used the third color in, it’s really nice pale sparkly pink. I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion for my eye liner, the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in Noir. I love this mascara it really does give major volume. I filled in my brows with Up In Smoke and I finished it off with one of my favorite lipsticks, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy.
That about wraps it up for this post, I always enjoy doing these, so look out for more in the future.
Until next time, have fun with your looks and take as many OOTD pictures as possible :).
Today I’m going to be doing a look into my shoe closet, sandals and flip flops edition. I did something similar to this a while ago with a look into my makeup collection and really liked it so I thought I would do another one. Being that we are in the heart of summer and these are the shoes I’m grabbing the most, I figured it was the perfect time to do this. If I can find links to any of these shoes I will put it down below.
Starting sandals, we have the Desii Flat Sandal from Shoe Dazzle. I’ve been looking for a good gladiator sandal for a while and when I came across these I was quite happy. What originally drew me to these opposed to other pairs was that it was laced with ribbon, I thought it was a great touch. Now I’ve only worn these twice since I bought them and while they are super cute and actually pretty comfortable, they take a minute to put on but once you’ve put them on a few times it’s not so bad. I bought these in black and I love the gold hardware but these do come in two other colors, taupe and blush and I might actually go back and buy the taupe because they are super cute and like the black, they’ll go with most outfits.
Next is a pair of Simply Vera Vera Wang sandals. These are gray and have three gray stones and silver hardware. They’re great for when you need to slip on something quick, but want a step up from a flip flop.
The second to last sandal is one I think I’ve talked about before, a while ago, and these are white with white and silver flowers.
The last sandal we have are flowered and I bought in two colors, silver and gold, because they are insanely comfortable and you can’t go wrong with adding a little extra color to an outfit. These are from Kohls, like the shoes above.
Moving on to the flip flop section of this post, the first pair I talked about in my Summer and Other Bits Haul post, they’re white with black polka dots and they are from Forever 21. These also come in black and red.
The next pair are gold with a gold glitter on the top and they are from Target. I will admit that I am not an active Target shopper, I’ve bought throw pillows and little things there, but that’s about it. Although after finding these, I might be doing more shopping at Target.
Now to Old Navy, I love Old Navy flip flops I find them to be super comfortable and they have a great selection of colors. That being said, this first group isn’t very colorful but I always like to have the basic colors. These I’ve had since last summer and these are the ones I just grab if I’m going to the store or running errands. I also have a green pair that are my outside work flip flops and I didn’t include them because they’re dirty.
This next group I bought this summer, because who doesn’t love a flip flop sale, and I wanted a little more color. Plus I needed another black pair, black is my go to and they’re starting to wear down a little.
That about wraps it up for this post, I really like doing posts like this so look out for more in the future. And I’d love to know, are you a sandal person or a flip flop person? Or do you like both or neither?
Until next time, you can never have too many summer shoe options and I hope you’re all having a great summer :).
Today I’m going to be doing a haul. Over the past month/month and a half I’ve been doing a little shopping and picked up some fun bits and pieces that I’m excited about, so let’s get into it.
Starting with fashion, spring in the Pacific Northwest has been very cold and rainy it’s basically an extension of winter with a small handful of nice days thrown in so far. So when I do go shopping I’ve been buying for mainly summer and the first thing I bought is a black and white polka dot dress from H&M. If I can find a link for this and any other item I will put down below. I don’t normally wear a lot of dresses, I have one in my wardrobe that I really love to wear in the summer and I have a couple for dressier occasions, but that’s about it. But when I saw this one I really liked it so I went for it and I’m glad I did. The fit is fantastic and it’s one of those dresses that is super versatile. It can easily be worn as is, dressed up or dressed down.
Next I went to Forever 21 where I picked up two things and the first is a pair of shorts. Recently I’ve really been liking floral patterns and one of the things I like about these shorts is the pattern isn’t overwhelming.
And the other thing I picked up is a pair of white with black polka dot flip flops. I wear a lot of flip flops during the summer so I’m always buying new pairs.
Moving on to beauty, you guys know how the e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Carpet is one of my favorites, well, I went to put mine on last week and it broke. Having a lipstick break is always an inconvenience so I picked up another one.
The last beauty item I purchased is the Bath and Body Works Pineapple Colada Gentle Exfoliating Hand Soap with Monoi Oil. I cannot even tell you how good this smells, it’s the perfect summer smell. I hadn’t really looked into the Bath and Body Works hand soaps before but I definitely recommend them.
Second to last we have two practical things, both from Amazon. The first is an Anker phone charging cable. This is just the basic three foot cable, but Anker is a great brand for all cables/cords or anything else you might need.
And the second item is a wallet. I had my old wallet forever and kept saying that I was going to get a new one but never did. It finally quit and I couldn’t keep it closed. I found this one kind of by accident but it’s absolutely perfect. It’s turquoise with a gold bow and gold hardware and it has a ton of room on the inside.
And lastly we have the thing that I’m probably the most excited about in this whole haul. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but one of my hobbies is coin/currency collecting and I’m always on the lookout for new things to add to my collection. I was on Etsy looking for a birthday present for my dad and I came across this shop called Coin Corner and was immediately interested. I ended up finding a present for my dad, I got him a wheat penny from his birth year, and I found a steel penny from 1943 which I knew I had to have. I knew steel pennies existed but I had never seen or held one, so I did buy it and I’m so happy with it. I think it’s the coolest thing.
That about wraps it up for this post, I always like doing hauls so look out for more of them in the future.
Until next time, have fun shopping and I can’t wait for warmer weather :).
Today I’m going to be doing one of my favorite posts, four of my recent makeup looks and the outfits that went with them. Normally I would do three, but I couldn’t decide between two of them so I added them both. And with that being said, let’s get into it.
The first look is from St. Patrick’s Day. Outfit wise I was wearing a blue and green plaid shirt with a black, cami style bodysuit underneath and a pair of dark wash skinny jeans. I can’t remember where the shirt is from, I’ve had it for a little while, but the bodysuit is from Forever 21 and I think the jeans are from Macy’s but I’ve had them forever.
Starting with my face, after I do my morning routine I start with my foundation, which is the L’Oreal Paris true match super-blendable foundation in the shade N2, Classic Ivory. With that I use the matching concealer in N 1-2-3 Fair/Light and on the spots I want heavier coverage the YADAH Silky Fit Concealer BB Power Brightening in Light Beige and I blend that in with a Micro Mini Beauty Blender. I top all of that with the Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder and apply that with the e.l.f. powder brush. Bronzer wise I use the bronzer in the e.l.f. blush palette in light, top right in the palette on the left, I used the Firma Beauty 103 Angled Contour brush to apply and the blush I used is the one on the bottom left from the palette on the right and to finish off my face I used the Dashing Through The Glow highlighter from the Too Faced Super Fun Night palette which is from the Too Faced Best Year Ever makeup collection. And I use an e.l.f. fan brush to apply that.
Moving on to eyes, I went with a simple brown shadow look. I really like to wear brown eyeshadows, I have green eyes and it tends to make them pop. For the shadow I went to the Too Faced Natural Beauty palette and picked Sleigh My Name. It’s a nice medium/dark brown with a bit of a shimmer. I applied that with a Bare Escentuals eyeshadow brush and I blended it out with a Skone Cosmetics blending brush. In the inner corner of my eyes and under my brows I used Angelic from the same palette. Mascara wise, I used Too Faced Better Than Sex, it’s one of my absolute favorite mascaras. Using an angled brush, I filled in my eyebrows with Too Faced Up in Smoke and I finished the whole look off with the Sephora Collection Rouge Matte Lipstick in Rebel Chic.
My second look is one that I wouldn’t normally add because it’s filtered but I really like it and the vintage feel it has. For the OOTD part of this I was wearing a white scoop neck shirt, which I believe is from Forever 21, the necklace I’m wearing is also from Forever 21, it’s a gold chain. I was also wearing really light washing skinny jeans, which are from Kohl’s.
For my face, everything is the same as the last look.
I really like to play around with gold shadows, so this is one of my favorite looks. For the base shadow I used the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rose Gold, not only is this shadow gorgeous but it’s highly pigmented. On top of that, mostly in the crease, I used a darker gold and blended it with my finger. In the inner corner and under my brows I used Angelic. The eyeliner that I used was the Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen in BlackNoir. The mascara is Essence Cosmetics I Love Crazy Volume in Deep Black, this is a great mascara it makes your lashes look really thick and defined. As always I filled in my brows with Up in Smoke and finished it all off with one of my favorite liquid lipsticks, the Caked Makeup Lip Fondant in Low Key. It smells like cake batter.
My second to last look is from Opening Day, one of my favorite days in March. My jersey is from the Mariners Team Store and my jeans are new and they are from Kohl’s.
I changed up the blush in this look and the one I used is the Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush.
This is a really simple look. Eyeshadow is from the Too Faced palette on the far left, it’s this shimmery emerald shadow and I only wear it a couple times a year and Opening Day is one of those days. It is really pretty though. I put White Lie in the inner corner and under my brows, used the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara on my lashes and Up in Smoke for my brows. And finally I used the MDMflow Liquid Matte Lipstick in Retro.
And my last look is from Easter. This is a better look at the new jeans I was talking about and the shirt is also new and it’s from Buckle. I love the pattern and the bell sleeves and it’s open in the back which is a great surprise when you turn around.
For this look I went back to how I normally do my face, but I did make a change to my morning routine, I did it with the last look to and I added in the Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm. You put it on before you do your makeup and it illuminates your skin and gives it an extra oomph.
For this look I wanted something light and springy and I think I achieved that, I’m really happy with the way it came out. For the shadow itself I used the Hikari Cosmetics Cream Pigment in Honey Dew. It’s a gorgeous light pink and it is highly pigmented. I used Angelic in the inner corner and under my brows, the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, the Essence Cosmetics mascara on my lashes and Up in Smoke on my brows. And to top it all off I used the EM Cosmetics Infinite Lip Cloud in Rose Nude.
That about wraps it up for this post, I really like doing posts like this, so look out for more in the future.
Until next time, have fun with your looks and take as many OOTD pictures as possible :).
As today is January 30th, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my January favorites. I have a pretty good range of items so lets get into it.
Starting with beauty, I didn’t really try out a whole lot of new products this month so I only have two things, one actual product and one honorable mention. The actual item is the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask. I ordered two of these, one in Champagne and the other in Natural, and the one I’m using right now is Champagne. But these are probably one of my favorite lip products I’ve ever used. Not only do they smell good, but they are incredibly moisturizing and they make my lips so soft. I highly recommend them. And my honorable mention is the Bite Beauty Sephora Insider birthday gift. I talked about that recently so I’ll leave a link to that post down below.
Moving on to fashion, we have a pair of Fabletics leggings. I bought these recently and have since worn them a couple of times and I really like them. The fit is great and I love the pattern.
Next up I have an app favorite and it’s Homescapes. I’ve been seeing this app everywhere for a while and a few of my friends have it so the other night when I couldn’t fall asleep I downloaded it and I love it. It didn’t help me with falling asleep because I was hooked and now I understand why it’s so popular.
Since I’m on the subject of apps, I know I mentioned Poshmark a little while ago, still loving it, and yesterday I added a bunch of new items to my closet. I’m KyraSage18 for anyone interested :).
From apps we go to TV shows, I don’t watch a whole lot of TV but this month I’ve really been loving season two of Better Late Than Never. If you’ve never watched it stars William Shatner, Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Jeff Dye and they go on adventures all over the world. In my opinion it’s one of the funniest shows, nothing makes me cry laugh like this show but there are also some really endearing moments. And I definitely recommend checking it out.
My second to last favorite is IMSA. Their season just started with the 24 of Daytona, one of my favorite races, and it was a great race. Besides drag racing, IMSA is my favorite series so I’m happy it’s back.
And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s the song The Core by Eric Clapton. You guys know how much I love EC, he’s one of my favorites. This song is one that I heard a long time ago, really liked and then never really did anything about, didn’t buy it from iTunes or anything like that. Then last week I saw a video of Clapton playing it during a concert and it reminded me just how much I love it. It’s from the Slowhand album, which is an album I think people tend to forget about because it’s an earlier album but it has some of my favorite songs on it. Definitely check out the song and the album if you haven’t listened to either.
That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what you guys loved this month.
Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great January :).