Monday, March 30, 2015

Even Shorter

I've always been pretty careful when it comes to cutting my hair. For some reason, I'm always nervous that the hairstylist will cut my hair too short or make my layers too choppy. Those reasons are part of why I have kept my hair on the longer side for years. That and I generally like longer hair and feel as if I can do a lot more with longer hair. With that said, for some reason, I have recently been wanting a change and I have particularly been liking the "lob" trend.

This cut was kind of impulsive. Since I'm not daring enough to have most of my locks chopped off, I decided the day before to cut my hair more than 4 inches (not quite a lob). I also asked for layers and layers framing the face. And my hairstylist got it on-point. I had an idea of how I wanted my hair (based on pictures I saw on Pinterest), and it's like my hairstylist read my mind! It's less soft and more textured and messy than I'm used to, but sometimes it's nice to have a little change!

What is your favorite hairstyle?
I would love to read it in a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Favorites!

I honestly can not believe it's already Friday. This week was my spring break and I feel like I've been at home for only a couple days. It has rained most of the week, but the sunshine finally came out and it has finally started to feel like spring. With the spring feels, I have also been loving any sort of spring inspiration. Here are some of my recent fashion and miscellaneous inspirations I found over the week.

Favorite Fashion Inspiration

Favorite Hair Inspiration: Big Beachy Waves

Favorite Food Inspiration: Breakfast and Dessert

Favorite Quote

What is your favorite quote?
I would love to read it in a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Distressed to Impress

Outfits for Inspiration

Truth, I honestly never really understood distressed jeans. I didn't see the point of spending money on a pair of destroyed jeans when I can buy a pair of classic jeans with no holes for the same price or less. However, for the spring, I have recently grown a liking for distressed jeans, especially when its paired with more classic pieces. When tastefully done, distressed jeans can look chic and be the perfect addition to a spring and summer wardrobe.

The key to distressed jeans, especially boyfriend jeans, is balance. For example, rips on boyfriend jeans have also been a growing trend and to balance the looser fit, add a pair of heeled sandals and a colorful top. Distressed jeans also look perfect with a simple neutral colored top and keeps the outfit classic and chic. If you don't to spend money on a pair of distressed jeans, there are many tutorials online to distress your own jeans, such as these posts from A Pair and A Spare (here and here).

What are your thoughts on distressed or destroyed jeans?

I would love to read your answer in a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Beauty Wishlist: New Spring Products

1. Bobbi Brown Hot Nudes Eye Palette / 2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit / 3. Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush / 4. MAC x Cinderella Collection Stroke of Midnight Palette

It's that time of the year, and brands seem to be releasing their spring collections left and right. The collections that are released for the spring makeup tend to be my favorite, compared to the other seasons. Spring makeup is usually more natural and includes many lighter, more wearable shades, which I is my weakness.

The items shown above are some of products that I have had my eye on. I love Bobbi Brown and have always wanted to try their eyeshadows, so the Hot Nudes Eye Palette is definitely on my wishlist! I have also been loving contouring and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit has been on my radar. I have also read endless good reviews on the Tarte blushes, and the Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Blush in "Celebrated" looks like the perfect natural-flush color! Lastly, MAC is releasing their Cinderella collection, and since Cinderella was one of my favorites when growing up, I can't help but have my eye on some of the products from the collection!

What's spring collection are you look forward to this year?
Please leave your thoughts in a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara Review!

Eyebrow game. Bold, close to perfect brows has been a growing trend for several years and to completely honest, I never joined the brow band-wagon. Don't get me wrong, I'm impressed with girls who are able to have on-point brows. I just don't personally seem to want to put the time into filling in and dealing with tinted brow gel in the morning. I'm afraid that they will look over the top and unnatural. Although I may not fill in my brows, I do comb and shape my brows with the Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara. Mascara for brows? This may sound strange, but I'll explain in this review my reasoning for using clear mascara for brows and my thoughts on the Maybelline product.

(Clear) Mascara for Brows?
While the Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara is advertised as a clear mascara, it also states on the packaging that it can also be used for brows. Before discovering this on the packaging, however, clear mascara became popular in the online beauty community. The best part about using a clear mascara for your brows is that you can shape and set your brows without worrying about making any unwanted marks on your skin or over-coloring your brows.

Performance and Product
This Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara performs well with shaping and setting your brows. The brush is thin and the perfect length to mimic as a brow brush and shape your brows. I personally don't fill my brows, but it if you do, this product would do well with setting the powder or pencil. The product itself is not too thick or thin, making it easy to work with and does not get clumpy. The formula also leaves your brows feeling natural and doesn't leave a hard 'hairspray' feel. Not to mention, since this product is advertised as a clear mascara, it can double for your eyelashes as well as a brow gel.

The only downside that I have about this product is that is not waterproof, making it susceptible to wearing off throughout the day. I personally like my products to be waterproof due to my oily skin, however, an eyebrow gel that isn't waterproof is not an absolutely must for me, since eyebrows are not often affected by oily skin or weather. Another downside is that some may find the formula of the clear mascara a little too thin, however, the thin brush allows you to adjust how much product you want on your brows.

   - Works like an eyebrow gel
   - Clear formula allows for suiting all hair colors and no color-related mistakes
   - Thin brush that makes shaping your brows easy
   - Sets unfilled and filled brows
   - No "crusty" or hard finish
   - Can double as a mascara
   - Lasts a long time
   - Affordable

   - Formula may be to thin for some
   - Can wear off by the end of the day
   - Not waterproof

Price: About $3.99 (at Target)

Would I repurchase the product? Already have!

Overall Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Have you tried the Mayebelline clear mascara? What are your thoughts?

Please leave your thoughts in a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Favorites!

This week was dead week at my college, and I don't think that the term could have been more accurate. There were papers, projects, presentations, and a lot of green tea. I wish that I can that I'm excited for the weekend, but unfortunately this weekend will be full of studying for my final exams next week. Regardless, on a more positive note, here are some of my favorites from throughout the week that gave me some inspiration!

Favorite Style Inspiration: Spring Chic

Favorite Food Inspiration: Indian Butter Paneer

Favorite Quote

What are some of your current favorites?
I would love to read your answer in a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spring Break 2015: The Essentials

March means spring break for college students across the country. Despite the break being only one week, we all anticipate that one week of no homework and exams. Many college students, including myself, also usually imagine spring break as being as this week of sunshine and creating lasting memories with close friends. While I'll just be heading home for the break and not doing anything crazy, I still like to look for essentials for spring break that are also essentials for the warmer months.

Spring break for me screams warm clothing and bright pieces. A colorful swimsuit is always the perfect piece that can carry through the summer. To cover-up, a white beach cover-up or simple dress is the perfect to make your outfit more appropriate when you are ready to leave the beach to grab a bite to eat. To compliment your outfit, wear a pair of simple sandals to keep your feet comfortable throughout the day. If you're in the sunshine all day, it's also important to protect yourself from the sun, such as with a sunhat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

What are your spring break essentials?

I would love to read your answer in a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gingham Style

Gingham print has been an anticipated trend since it took over many of the runways for the fashion weeks for Spring 2015. Gingham, or as I like to say, "picnic-table" print is similar to plaid, but usually only incorporate one or two shades of the same color. Since the print seems to usually be associated with the warmer weather, this print is perfect for the spring and summer. The trend can be found in both high-end and affordable stores and comes in a wide range of colors. Since gingham is a distinctive print, the print can help add detail to any simple outfit.

I think that for the warmer months, gingham is the perfect twist to popular plaid prints. I also believe this pattern suits many different styles, and isn't limited to more preppy styles, which is where I've mostly seen the print. It all depends on the color of the pattern and the style in which you are planning to where it.

What are your thoughts on gingham print?

I would love to read your answer in a comment below!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Beauty Scenario Tag: 2015 Edition

Tags always bring me back a few years when they would take over the beauty community on Youtube and blogs. I honestly miss tags and I am somewhat sad that they aren't done as often as they used to be done. Tags were a simple, organized, and fun way to get to know somebody, since different people would answer the same group of questions.

I was recently tagged by Christie from Christie's Take On Life to do the Beauty Scenario Tag! I actually did this tag last year (link here), but I figured that I have probably changed (at a least a little) since last year. So here is an updated version of my answers for the Beauty Scenario Tag!

1. You have to get rid of all of your foundations and only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?
This answer hasn't changed, since I don't use foundation. I do, however, use the Rimmel Stay Matte Power in translucent, which is a must for me, considering my oily skin.

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?
I hate to say this, but I would probably ignore it. As much as I would like to have the courage to tell her, I don't know if I could ever tell her. I also wouldn't know how she would take to me telling her about the lipstick.

3. You're not feeling yourself and you need a pick-me-up lipstick, which do you go for?
The Revlon Lip Butter in "Juicy Papaya" (review here) is my go-to lip color when I feel as if I need to add some life to my face.

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair or makeup differently?
I didn't start wearing makeup until later in high school, but I would tell my high school self to not be afraid to try out some new hairstyles of makeup looks. I was also so self-conscious and afraid of what others thought of me in high school, so I would definitely tell myself not be afraid to try what I want and not let others inside my head.

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut but they hear wrong and give you a pixie cut, what do you do?
A) Smile, say thank you, call your mum and cry hysterically
B) Cry in the chair and things get awkward
C) Complain to the manager and demand a refund
A. I don't think that I would cry in the chair, however, I would probably start tearing up after telling my mom or best friend.

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have one hour to pack, which 'Do It All' palette do you pack in your makeup bag?
I don't own many palettes and haven't been doing many makeup look recently, so I would honestly pack a bronzer as a "multi-use" product for my face and eyes.

7. Your house has been robbed! Don't worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What's the product you really hope is safe?
I'm not very attached to any of my makeup products, but if I had to choose, I would probably hope my Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner was safe! I have been wearing this eyeliner several times a week for over a year and it's more on the pricey-side, so I would that it would still be there!

8. Your friend borrows makeup and returns it in an awful condition. Do you:
A) Pretend you haven't noticed
B) Ask them to re-purchase it
C) Secretly do it back to their makeup
A. Like I said in the previous question, I'm not very attached to any other my makeup products, so I would probably just pretend to not notice the damage. I

Thanks Christie for tagging me!

Now I tag all of you to do this tag!

How would you do your hair or makeup differently if you could go make to your teenage years?
I would love to read your answer in a comment below!

Thank you for reading!

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