Sunday, July 27, 2014

Snapshot Sundays Crops and Zig Zags!

One of my favorite things to wear right now are lightweight palazzo pants and a crop tops. I've also been wearing  a ton of maxi skirts too because both options are super comfortable and you always look somewhat dressed up without even trying.

I am loving the lace detailing on the crop top! 

Pants: Last year from Body Central (these are cute)
Crop Top: JC Penny (Similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Wedges: Not shown due to the fact that I forgot to take a photo of them before and I broke them later that day,lol (similar to what I had)

Hope Everyone Has A Great Week!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sephora "Escape To Rio" rouge cream lipstick in Flamingo

 Sephora Spring/Summer 2014 "Escape to Rio"collection. This Collection consists of 4 very bright cream lipstick shades a powder bronzer ( which is sold out) and two gift sets, one containing some very bright nail polishes and another containing 2 liners, 2 polishes a bronzer and a self tanner. The only thing I purchased from this collection is one of the lipsticks because they are so bright I was not sure if I would wear it enough to purchase the other 3 BUT I did swatch all of the  lipstick colors. :)  The two gift sets are pretty and I am thinking about purchasing the one with the self tanner to see how well it works.  Anyway...On to the swatches...:)

         Escape to Rio collection creme lipstick in Flamingo:


                                       All 4 Shades of the collection together:

Hot Bikini~ Bright fuchsia  cream shade
Flamingo~ Bright pinky/coral cream shade
Samba~ Bright orange cream shade
Cougar ~ Bright pink cream shade

                                                      Me wearing Flamingo:


Price: $12.50 USD

The formula of this lipstick is creamy yet thick. The best way I have found to apply this lipstick is using a dabbing motion rather than a normal sweeping motion as the sweeping motion does not place the product onto the lips well and causes it to concentrate in certain sections of your lips while other sections look very sheer. 

How long does it stay:
Wearing this lipstick alone lasted about 2-3 hours before I needed to reapply.

My Thoughts:
This lipstick is very creamy and highly pigmented! The color is a mix between a bright pink and a bright coral which is perfect for the summer months. The two photos above show how the color may look either bright pink or bright coral depending on the lighting you are in. It also has a slight tropical vanilla smell that I find very nice. The application is a little tricky at first and if you use a lip liner underneath it goes on a lot better. The formula did not dry out my lips and as the lipstick wore off it left a slight stain behind. All in all I am loving this lipstick and I know I will get some use out of it this summer!

                                             Gift sets in the Sephora "Escape to Rio" collection
$18 USD
$39.50 USD

                                  These products are available at your local Sephora or

Sunday, April 13, 2014

SnapShot Sundays. Vintage 70's Wrap Skirt from Surcees

 If you've read any of my other Snapshot Sunday's posts then you know that I am obsessed with my local vintage store called Surcees and this post shows off a cute wrap skirt I found there. (Actually I found 3 but I only bought 1... I think I'm going to go back and get another one). I love wearing skirts, preferably long ones because they are so comfortable ( haven't you heard that maxi skirts are like crotchless yoga pants?). It is also pretty windy where I live and short skirts are a disaster waiting to happen...I'm not fond of flashing strangers my goods, ya know? :) So I stick to what I like best and its a nice long skirt!

                                                             Here's how wore it:

The skirt wraps around your body and ties in the back. I had no issue with this skirt falling down or coming untied. once I tied it, it stayed put all day.

Close up of the detail on the skirt

                                                               My accessories and shoes:

Pewter grey wedges

This cute  bow necklace from Forever XXI

Arm candy for the day

                                                 Where to get it:

  • Tank :Forever XXI $3.80                                    
  • Skirt:Surcees 
  • Wedges: Old, but purchased from Ross
  • Necklace: Forever XXI ( no longer on site but they have this one) $3.80
  • Watch:Target $19.99
  • Bangles: Alex and Ani
  • Chain Bracelet: Forever XXI ( no longer on site but they have this one) $4.80

                                     Would you wear this look?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wet n Wild Limited Edition Spring 2014 8 Pan Palette in Walking the Red Carpet

 After an agonizing drive around town in search for the limited edition Wet n Wild walking the red carpet 8 pan palette from their new spring collection I finally found it ( 5 drugstores later) for around $4.99 at Walgreens. Needless to say I was beyond excited and I got there just in time because they only had 1 left so I had to snatch it up.

                                      Wet n Wild, Walking the Red Carpet Swatches 

(top to bottom)
Browbone shade~ A pale pink matte that on my skin looks a little peachy/white
Eyelid shade~ A beige semi matte
Crease shade~ A warm taupe with a satin finish
Definer shade~ A dark brown matte with tiny traces of bronze glitter ( once used the glitter appears to be on the surface and the underlying color looks more of a matte dark brown)

(top to bottom)
Browbone shade~ A frosty white
Eyelid shade~ A gold shimmer with gold sparkle flecks. This color can be somewhat sheer. I have found that using your finger and packing this color onto your lid helps intensify the gold.
Crease shade~ A very pretty copper/bronze shimmer
Definer shade~ A semi matte milk chocolate brown with gold sparkle.

Once again Wet n Wild has hit the mark with the wonderful pigmentation on these shadows. Like I stated earlier the gold shade is somewhat sheer but it can be built up to make a beautiful golden glow on the eyelids. All of the shades in the Walking the Red Carpet palette are super smooth and blend easily. I have a feeling, I am going to be using this palette a lot this summer. I mean, who doesn't want to look like a bronze goddess all summer long? Right? :)

  Were you able to get you hands on the new Wet n Wild spring 2014 collection?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Snapshot Sundays 4/6/14 Mint Green Hair Bow

Today's post is what I wear on a typical day of running errands. I don't know about you, but the last thing I feel like doing when I am getting in and out of my car all day is fix my outfit to make sure nothing is falling down. I want to get out of the car and go! :) 

Here is what I wore:

I love this crochet top. It is so comfortable and the neutral color means I can wear any color I want under it and it wont look strange. 

I'm pretty sure I out grew the bow in your hair stage at oh, i don't know, the age of 4 but my hair was annoying and this bow was way too cute not to buy! 

The face I'm making in this shot is horrible. haha :)

                                                         Where to get it:

  • Mint Tank: Forever XXI
  • Crochet shirt: Old, purchased last year at Ross( this one from Urban Outfitters is similar)
  • Capri Pants: Very old from Wet Seal.( I would like to buy these ones)
  • Wedges: Old from Charlotte Russe, they do have these out this year that are cute.
  • Heart Earrings: Forever XXI
  • Necklace: Forever XXI (no longer on site but this one on amazon is much cuter)
  • Bracelet: Forever XXI ( not on site but this one on amazon is cute)
  • Hair Bow: Forever XXI (mint not available online but there are other colors to choose from)

                                             Do you wear bows in you hair?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wet N Wild Color Icon Trio in Silent Treatment

I have been on a roll with the Wet n Wild  posts lately. What can I say, all of the shadows I've tried have been amazing! With that said, another set of shadows I've been loving is the Silent Treatment trio! These 3 little shadows are extremely pigmented and last all day on your lids. Oh, and this trio runs you $2.99 USD and if you're lucky most drugstores run buy one get one 50% off sales on Wet n Wild all the time so, you can get another trio for around $1.50 USD.

Eyelid shade~ A beautiful purple/grey based taupe with a satin finish
Crease shade~ Cool tone matte deep brown, this shade does have some fall out.
Browbone shade~ A light shimmery shade with a pink champagne tone

Swatched from bottom to top. Eyelid, Crease, Browbone

This trio should be easy to get your hands on. It is part of their regular line and is sold at many drugstores and mas retailers like Wal-mart.

             What do you think of the Wet n Wild Silent Treatment trio? Would you wear it?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March 2014 Favorites

Today's post are my favorite beauty, accessories and fashion picks for the month of March. All of these things I have been wearing a lot during this month and I wanted to share them with you. :)

                                                      BEAUTY FAVORITES:

Nyx Blush in angel~ This blush gives the perfect neutral flush to the cheeks
Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Morning Rose~ This has been a favorite ever since I bought it! It is a great no brainer, throw on and go lipstick! For swatches see my post HERE
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette~ So many looks can come from this little palette! For swatches check out my review HERE 
                                                   ACCESSORY FAVORITES:

My boyfriend gave me this watch at the end of December as a birthday present and I have been wearing it a ton since then, especially this month. The weather has been off and on between nice warm days and cold days so I have been able to show off this cute little Michael Kors watch on the warmer days. If you read my Snap
shot Sunday's posts then you have probably seen this watch. Its in pretty much every post.
                                                         FASHION FAVORITES:

Leggings!!! I have been obsessed with leggings and long shirts all month long! My 3 favorite ones are my solid fleece lined black leggings on the colder days, my brown leggings for when I get bored of black and my cosmic leggings to add a little pizazz to my legs. :)

So there you have it, my March favorites! Lets see if I'm still using and wearing the same stuff for April.
What are you favorites?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Snap Shot Sunday's 3/30/14 My Favorite Jeans!!

Today's snapshot Sunday's post is not going to be an outfit of the day but rather a post about my favorite pairs of jeans. I have no idea why it is so hard to find that perfect pair of jeans? I mean, seriously, practically every store has their own brand of jeans yet I can never find any that fit right? Whats up with that?  I know I am not the only girl out there that struggles to find "that pair". Right??
I am going to show you all my 3 favorites right now and they are all pretty affordable. But before I get into the photos let me tell you my issue with finding jeans...

  • I have short legs! They are always 3-5 inches too long so I have to wear heels, roll them up or get them hemmed.Oh, and I'm 5'4" so I am short but not extremely short.
  • My butt is big for how small I am. I can typically wear juniors and kids sizes but sometimes the straight fit doesn't go over my butt well.
  • My waste is tiny. If they fit my butt they usually have a gap in the waste.

   Ok,onto my 3 favorites:

First up is Hollister Co. 
I have been wearing Hollister jeans for a good 10 years now. Some people love them and some people hate them. I like them because I never have any issues with the gap in the waste, the pockets actually sit on my butt instead of underneath and they come in regular, long and short inseam lengths. (I buy short length) I tend to go for the boot cut and flare designs as they fit me best and the skinny designs are way to skinny for my butt. The ones in the photo are boot cut in a medium wash. They sit on the waste and are tight through the thigh. They also have some stretch to them. I got this pair on sale for $25USD

Second pair is Forever XXI 
These jeans are the Everyday Skinny Jeans and are only $7.80 USD. They are extremely comfortable, have a lot of stretch and come in different washes. The pair I have are in a darker denim wash. Sometimes they can be a little long on me but that's ok because they shrink a bit when you put them in the dryer. The only bad thing I would say about them is they get stretched out way to easily and i need to wear a belt to keep myself from pulling them up every two seconds.

Last pair (and my newest "had to get") MissMe
I have been on a hunt to find a pair of Miss Me jeans for awhile now. My friend got me talked into buying some since she raves about how comfortable they are, how they are stretchy but not too stretchy and how none of the embellishments fall off them and she says they are the only jeans she wears ( which is true, shes wears the shorts and capris too) So I decided to go hunt for a pair, and hunt I did because whenever I would try them on I would have the waste gap issue with every pair until  I finally found this pair at Belk in the, wait for it... little kids section!  Yes, the little kids section. That same friend told me to check the little girls section as they have some of the smaller sizes and she thought I would fit into them better. She was right! I will say it is weird trying on clothes on an area where the sizes range from 2 toddler and up.
These jeans are a little on the pricey side ranging from $86-$109 USD. Mine were $86 but I got them on sale for $56.24 USD after taxes. I love all glittery detail to the pockets. The ones in the photo are a boot cut in a medium wash with fading and a sequin Fleur DE Lis pattern on the back pockets. These fit a little higher at the waste and are tight through the thigh with a slight flair.

                                  So there you have it, my 3 favorite pairs of jeans! :)

                                               What are your favorite jeans?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lorac Lipgloss in Alex

My local Sephora had the entire line of Lorac products on clearance. Apparently they are not carrying Loac anymore and are using the space to make room for some new brands. I'm pretty excited about new brands coming to my local sephora and if I need Loac I can go to Ulta for that. But anyway, I notice the Lorac display had a clearance sign so I started poking around and let me tell you, that display was BARE!! I have no idea how long it's been on sale but all they had left was a few dark shades of foundation, a very pink highlighter pen, 1 mascara and about 3 lip glosses. I opted for one of the lip glosses. I got it for $9.00 :)

Lorac Lipgloss in Alex: 

When I took the gloss out if the package I was surprised by the fun layered effect of the product. The display tube was all blended together into a pretty mauve/ pink shade. 

                                               Look at those glitter pieces! So fun!

2 coats on top of bare lips.
This formula is sheer when worn alone.
This gloss feels nice on the lips, isn't sticky and lasts for about an hour maybe 2 before you need to reapply. The glitter shown in the tube is very subtle on the lips and the colors mixed together make a very nice neutral pink shade that is good for everyday wear.

                                               Have you tried Lorac Lipgloss?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Snapshot Sundays 3/23/14 Dreamcatcher.

Today's snapshot Sunday features this handmade tunic tank from vintage surcees. The owner makes all sorts of things and this shirt is one of them. A coworker of mine had a black and white top with arrows painted on the front, when I asked her where she got it she told me surcees made them so I went in, talked to the owner and she made me this cute little shirt. I picked the front design and the fabric colors.
My favorite color is blue so when I saw this cotton ribbed fabric color I HAD to have it! She showed me a few designs for the screen print on the front and I chose the dream catcher. I love the tribal vibe of them.
I paired this tunic with all black so the pretty blue color could pop.

I knew I wanted something different for the back and as we were going through different fabrics this print really caught my eye. Its a silky material with a crazy black and white print and colorful butterflies that have the same color blue in them as the front fabric. 

Jewelry was very low key, all I wore were these leaf earrings.

Where to get it:
Tunic~ Vintage surcees
Long Sleeve Shirt~ Aeropostale (no black ones on the website but JC Penny has a similar style)
Leggings~Charlotte Russe
Earrings~ old (similar)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Green Eye of the day using Wet n Wild comfort zone palette.

I wanted to post a quick eye of the day using the wet n wild eye shadow palette in comfort zone. I am really loving the colors this palette has!

All I did was take the pretty green shade (marked lid) and put that all over my lid and in the middle portion of my lower lashline next I used the brown/green duo chrome shade (marked crease) and put that into my crease using a windshield wiper motion, next I used the deep brown shade (marked outer V) on the outer portion of my eye,slightly into the crease area and on the outer portion of my lower lashline and last I used the beige shade (marked browbone) right on my browbone and inner corners of my eyes.

This look is very easy to do and I have been wearing it for the past few days now. I don't know about you, but I love me some green eyeshadow!!! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Snapshot Sundays 3/16/14 Vintage Yellow Polka Dots

Today's Snapshot Sunday features this super cute vintage wrap around skirt I purchased at surceess. I paired it with a lightweight off white front tie cardigan a bright green bandeau top, cowboy boots and of course, my Alex and Ani bangles. I am not exactly sure this skirt is made out of but since it is from the 1970's era my guess would be polyester. Whatever it is made from feels really nice and soft and is so comfortable to wear. I have never owned and actual wrap skirt. Most "wrap" clothing now looks like it could be one piece of fabric that you wrap around yourself but it isn't, this skirt is the real thing. It took me a few tries to to wrap it around and tie it securely but when I finally got it, it stayed on just fine. I did wear a slip under it...just encase ;)

                                                                 Where to get it:
                                                      Skirt: Vintage (This one is cute)
                                                      Cardigan: Old Wet Seal. This is similar
                                                      Bandeau: Old not sure where its from. This is similar.
                                                      Boots: Maybelle by Just Fab
                                                      Bracelets:Alex and Ani