Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Favorites | Halloween Edition!

Candy, costumes, fun treats? What is there not to love about Halloween? I honestly still can't believe it's already Halloween, since I feel like I was just starting classes and soaking up the last of the summer sun. Halloween seems to creep up on me every year, but I'm always excited when it comes around! Not only is it an excuse to eat a lot of candy (let's be honest, it's the best part), but also signifies the start of the holiday season! Below are some of my Halloween favorites that I hope you enjoy too!

Favorite Halloween Decor: Mummy Pumpkin

Favorite Halloween Makeup: Fawn Makeup

Favorite Halloween Favors: Broomstick Favors

Favorite Halloween Treat: Bat Oreo Truffles

Favorite Memorable Quote

What are you going to be this Halloween?
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And remember, it's Halloween! So...
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Berry Bliss | Fall 2014

The leaves are turning orange and my facebook feed is filled with photos of people at pumpkin patches, so it must be the peek of fall! If there's one color that is the perfect makeup color for the fall, it's berry! Berry is one of the few colors that you can wear on your lips, cheeks, and eyes, and still look chic and classic. Berry is a color that looks beautiful against tanned skin as well as paler skin tones that may be starting to lose that summer tan. It is also a color that won't clash with what your wearing, especially neutrals, greens, and browns.

One of the more obvious places where berry colors is usually featured are on the lips. For a sheer wash of color the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in "Berry" is a way to have the berry lip without too much color. For a more bold look, go for a lip liner, such as Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in "Matte Raspberry 10C", and/or a lipstick, such as the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in "18 Prune In Fire". If you're looking for something more subtle, a berry cheek color is a beautiful way to wear the color. Two berry blushes that I have been eyeing include the Bobbi Brown Blush in "Berry" and the Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in "Berry Pop". One of the least obvious places to wear berry is on the eyes. Berry eyeshadows, such as the Chanel Eyeshadow Duo in "40 Misty Soft" look gorgeous all over the lid or as a pop of color in the crease!

Is berry a color that you will be including in your makeup routine this year?
I know I'll try the trend! Leave your thoughts in a comment below!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Get the Look: Lily Collin's "Love Rosie" Premiere Makeup Look!

Before I get into the makeup, can I just ask to take a minute to soak in gorgeousness that is that dress? So pretty! I love everything about Lily Collin's look at the Love Rosie premiere! The purple ombre of the dress was perfect for the fall and the makeup was on par with the dress. Her makeup featured many purple and berry colors on the eyes, cheeks, and lips, that complimented the dress beautifully. This makeup would be perfect for a formal fall occasion, but could also be appropriate for an everyday fall look!

  • BB Cream: Start the makeup with a little bit of BB Cream or concealer. You can adjust the coverage to your liking or you can skip this step if you don't wear foundation.
  • Bronzer: Lily didn't have on a lot of bronzer, so just apply a little bronzer with a bronzer or contour brush to the hollows of you cheekbones, on your temples, and down the jawline.
  • Pink or Lilac Blush: Any blue-toned pink blush or lilac blush will work for this look! Apply the blush lightly to the apples of you cheeks, blending into to the sides of your face.

  • Light Pearl Eyeshadow: Apply the eyeshadow using a pencil brush in the inner corners of you eyes and in the tear duct area. Also apply a little under the brow bone.
  • Light Lilac Eyeshadow: Apply the eyeshadow all over the lid, up to the crease. Taking a pencil brush, also apply the eyeshadow under the bottom lash line. 
  • Deep Berry Plum Eyeshadow: Using a fluffy crease brush, apply the eyeshadow lightly into the crease, using a windshield wiper motion. Next, using a denser crease brush, apply a little more eyeshadow directly into the crease and blend well.

  • Black Liquid Eyeliner: Apply a thin to medium sized line from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye. When you reach the outer corner of the eye, make a small straight wing. Lily didn't have a large cat eye, so applying a small wing will help you achieve the look and elongate your eyes.
  • Black Mascara: Apply several coats to the upper lashes, focusing on the outer corners. Also apply a little bit on you lower lashes.
  • Brow Powder: To get Lily's beautiful brows, fill in your brows with a little bit of powder.

The highlight of this look (in my opinion) and what pulled the look together was Lily's gorgeous lip color! Apply a Plum Lipstick, such as NYX's Butter Lipstick in "Hunk". You can also blend some concealer around your lips after to help clean up the edges.

What did you think of Lily Collin's look?
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

One Little Black Dress 3 Ways!

The little black dress (aka, the LBD)...It can never do you wrong! Everyone loves a LBD, but surprisingly enough, I didn't own one until earlier this fall. I have always been on the hunt for that LBD that can be dressed down and up. After hunting at several stores, I finally found this Lush dress from Nordstrom BP. This dress is perfect for the fall nights because of its long sleeves, but is also light enough for those warmer days! I hope to also do an outfit post featuring the dress in the future. I also love how it's not your typical skater dress style. Below I have three outfits put together, that not only work for the Lush dress, but also will work for any little black dress!

This first outfit is probably my favorite out of all the outfits! (I know that I should have probably put it last, but decided to put it first since it's the most fall appropriate outfit). Without the earrings, the outfit wearable for class, and with some gold accessories, it is perfect for fall nights! Of course, start off the outfit with the black dress! Next, wear cream infinity scarf and a pair of black tights for some added warmth, which is perfect for the fall! Nothing says fall like boots, so add a pair of brown booties! Finish off the outfit with a pair of gold hoop earrings!

This next outfit is a great way to incorporate the little black dress into your wardrobe during the warmer months! Start off my pairing the black dress with a pair of nude wedges. The nude color will help elongate your legs and the lighter color is great for the spring and summer. The great part about wearing a black dress is that you are able add color through accessories without seeming overdone. Wear a colorful statement necklace and a pink lip color for some pops of color!

This last outfit is way to wear your LBD in settings or events that require you to be a little more formal or professional. Even though this outfit may be labeled as business casual, I would totally wear this outfit on a night out with friends! First pair a pair of classic black pumps with your black dress. Next, keep the accessories simple with just a pair of gold earrings. Lastly, add a black tote or satchel to finish off the chic look!

How do you wear your little black dress?
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Leopard Print for Fall!

I never thought that I would say this, but I think I'm getting into the leopard print trend. I was never into animal prints, mainly because I found that with animal prints, there is a fine line between classy and, dare I say, trashy. However, I have learned that simplicity is key when it comes to animal print. Leopard print adds detail to a simple outfit, and can make an outfit unique and one of a kind. I personally find that leopard print looks best when it is shown through accessorises or shoes, since I think it's the easiest way to keep the print in moderation. Leopard print can also be worn through clothing though, especially when paired with simple shoes and accessories. Whether shown through clothing or accessorises, leopard print can bring a unique blend of freshness and boldness to an outfit!

How do you wear leopard print?
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller Review!

Fall is here, which means no more sleeping in and long hours for many students. Unfortunately, I have bad under eye circles that are hereditary, and when I don't get my seven hours of sleep (which is almost everyday), the puffiness gets even worse. There are hundreds of at home remedies and DIYs for combating puffy under eye circles, however, many of them require time that I don't usually have in the morning (and I'm just too lazy). To hopefully help my dark circles, I decided to buy the Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller as a quick way to help tiredness around my eyes.

Applicator and Formulation
The Garnier roller has a metal rollerball as an applicator, which has a cooling effect that is refreshing and awakening. As you roll the applicator under your eyes, a light gel/moisturiser is distributed. After swiping the applicator under my eyes and on my lids (my eyelids get puffy with little sleep), I then gently patt in the moisturizer until it is completely absorbed into my skin.

The rollerball claims that "In 2 weeks: Promotes reduced under-eye puffiness". Although the coolness from the applicator woke me up a little in the morning, I did not see any significant difference in my puffiness or dark circles. Since the roller ball is cool, it did "awaken" my eye area temporarily, however, I did not see product helping my eye area throughout the day. After a few weeks, the product also didn't seem to reduce the puffiness my under-eye noticeably, so for me, it didn't live up to its expectations. I did, however, enjoy the cooling roller ball and gel formula.

   - Cooling Applicator
   - Moisturising gel
   - Can help (temporarily) reduce 

   - Doesn't reduce the appearance of puffy under eye long-term
   - Doesn't diminish the appearance of dark circles long-term

Price: $10.59 at Target

Would I repurchase the product? Maybe

Overall Rating: 5.5 out of 10

I hope you found this post helpful!
Have you tried out the Garnier rollerball? Are you considering to purchase this product?
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Get the Style: Taylor Swift Fall Street Style 2014

Nobody does street style like Taylor Swift! I'm pretty excited for her next album that is going to be released later this month, so I thought it would appropriate to do a post featuring some of the recent outfits that Taylor has been seen wearing this fall! Taylor Swift has a laid back style with a dash of preppy and often wears outfits that don't includes too many pieces. Many of her street style outfits would be perfect for almost any day-time occasion, whether it's school or around town. Read on to see three Taylor Swift inspired looks for this fall!

This first Taylor Swift inspired look is a great transitional outfit to wear in between the warmer and cooler months. This look is a versatile look that would appropriate for class, but also would be perfect for a day out with friends. Start the outfit with a dotted blue dress with a brown belt cinched at the waist. Next, wear a pair of black heeled booties and then finish the outfit with a black satchel. It's a simple yet chic outfit!

This is another transitional outfit that is great for those warmer fall days! This outfit would look cute for a lunch out with friends or for those warmer fall nights! To get Taylor's look, pair together a white lace dress with a black cami underneath. Taylor accented the white dress with some green accessories, so add a dark green handbag and a pair of dark green booties. Next, add a black fedora to the outfit and lastly, don't forget her signature red lip with a glossy red lip color!

This last inspired outfit takes inspiration from one Taylor's night time outfits. This outfit is great for night out in the fall, because it's stylish while still keeping you warm. Start the outfit by pairing together a black v-neck tee and black circle skirt. Next, add a pair of black sheer tights and black booties. If you want to add more detail to the outfit, it looked as if Taylor was wearing some patterned tights, so go for a pair of chevron patterned tights if desired. Add a black fedora and finish off the outfit with navy coat, which will add some color to the outfit!

Who is style inspiration for this fall?
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What I Learned While In Korea...

It's been a little over a month since I visited Korea, even though it seems like I was there just yesterday! I had been to Korea a few times before, since I have family who live there, but during my recent trip, I went with just my mom (without my dad and sister). I didn't have any expectations before the trip, which was probably the best thing that I could have done.

Even though I didn't have any expectations, I honestly did not expect to have as much fun as I did. Even more, I didn't expect that I would learn more about myself during this 10 day trip than I did all year. Even though the things I learned may be obvious or cliche, I wanted to share the five things that I learned about myself and life, not only because they may be useful, but also because I want them to be in a place where I can look back and be reminded of them whenever I am lost. So here it goes...

There's something about being a different place that make you realize things that, for one reason or another, didn't hit you at home. Since I am a college student, I think a lot about what I want to do in the future, and sometimes I can't help but make my decision based on the idea of proving people that I can succeed in this or that field. I realized, however, that I really need to just focus on what's best for me and somewhat ignore the negative comments others may have about my future plans.

I'm someone who isn't afraid to try new wild foods or try new (dangerous) activities, however, when it comes to decisions involving either my future or social situations, I turn and run. I realized, however, that I shouldn't be afraid to try new things, such as joining some club or considering another major, since honestly, what's the worst that could happen? I will most likely learn more about myself in the process.

Okay, this one is a super hard on for me. I am definitely someone who thinks way too much about what others think of me. This is especially true when it comes to my personality or telling people personal things like my future plans. I learned, however, I need to not care or worry so much about other peoples' opinions, because if I learn to ignore them, it will lift such a large burden and weight off my shoulders, allowing me to be more focused on what is truly important.

This one is pretty straight forward. I need to get a real job for experience, my resume, and something to feed my bank account.

Being immersed in the incredibly fun college Korean culture made me realize that I really need to have fun and be happy. During the past year, I hit some lows that were some of the lowest points of my life, where I was miserable and wasn't happy. When being immersed in the Korean college culture (thanks to my cousin), I learned that I just really need to try to let go and have fun and just be happy. We only got one life and we might as well have a blast living it!

Has traveling ever led to learn new things about yourself and life?
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Makeup On My Radar!

There is no better season to express your makeup personality than in the fall! I always saw fall as the season where you can pull out the smokey eyes and bold, deep colors without feeling too out of place. The one downside about the start of fall (and the start of any season) is that my beauty wish list tends to start to grow exponentially during the first few months of the season. Above are five makeup products that have been on my radar and I am considering possibly purchasing. The first, believe it or not, is the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I haven't yet joined the Urban Decay Naked bandwagon, but the colors in the palette embody the colors and tones of fall.  

Other items of my wish list include the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder and the Nars Blush in "Sin". My skin tends to start getting a little dry and dull during the fall, so a good pick me up for the skin is a good highlighter and soft berry blush to add life and color. The YSL lipstick in "05 Mouthwatering Berry" is also on my wish list, since nothing screams fall better than a berry lip. Lastly, despite it's more affordable price tag, the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in "Bad to the Bronze" is on my radar because it seems like it would be the perfect cream product for an easy, subtle smokey eye look.

What's on your Fall Wish list?
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Plaid Ani't So Bad | Fall Fashion 2014

Whenever I think of plaid and fall fashion, I can't help but think of Cher from Clueless and all her plaid outfits and her awesome closet. I just had to add a photo of her in this post! Think that plaid may seem 90's or for "hipsters"? As if! Plaid has been a growing trend this fall with several modern twists. Plaid is not just seen on button down flannels, but is also on jackets, skirts, and accessories. Plaid is also an easy way to add detail to a simple outfit, such as being paired with basic sweaters or a pair of jeans. I personally love plaid print on accessories, such as this H&M plaid scarf that can instantly make a basic outfit not-so basic. Having plaid accessories are a great way to incorporate the trend, if plaid is out of your comfort zone. I also love this Free People dress and this Celebrity Pink jacket, both in which would be appropriate for not only the fall, but would transition well into the winter.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Will you be sporting plaid this season?
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