Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sephora by OPI: Chestnuts About You

This is one of those polishes that I find myself reaching for time and time again and the reason is simple.  It matches everything!  Not only is is great to wear all year long but the color is such a beautiful light coppery gold that it goes with any outfit.  This is also one of those foil type polishes which I love to use especially while traveling because they dry quickly and hide any mistakes or chips really well.  Trust me, give this polish a shot and you'll love it as much as I do.  

*natural sunlight, 2 coats, Canon T3.  

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Essie: Forever Yummy

Here's the thing, I've been on the hunt for the perfect shade of red polish for my skin tone and I think I'm finally getting closer and closer.  'Forever Yummy' by Essie is a great mid-tone creamy red that isn't too tomatoe-y like some of the other reds I've tried.  While I do like the way this color looks on me I don't think it's quite perfect yet...guess I'll still be trying out some other shades to narrow it down!  I know, pull my leg right?? 

*natural sunlight, 2 coats, Canon T3.  

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Little Glimpse

Here's a little peek at what I've been up to for the past few months, through my Instagram photos of course!  

So lucky to live in HI. 
The cutest little house in my family. 
My cousins and I on our way home from the beach. 
You know you're in Kauai, when you're surrounding by the palm trees. 
Finally accomplished homemade cinnamon rolls. (recipe to come!)
One of the many double rainbows from a few weeks ago.  
The cutest little baby.  Seriously though, how adorable. 
A pouch at Kate Spade that I neeeed. 
Merry Christmas!  I've seen Wicked three times now, and it just keeps getting better. 
A view out the window on my flight to Oahu. 
Glimpse of my packing essentials.  
Some quality beach time with my best friend.  
Like a postcard.  

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

Hey Guys, I'm baaaaack!  So I know by now this is like my third attempt at "starting over" and I keep falling off the wagon but I seriously PROMISE you this time it'll stick.  Third time's the charm right?

Over the past few months this blog has kind of fallen by the wayside but I'm making it one of my resolutions for the new year to get back into posting regularly.  To start us off, here's a little update on my life.

I'm still working pretty hard to try and get back to the city as soon as possible, which means about 50-60 hours a week for me (as you can see now why I didn't have much time to blog).  By the time I get home I just want to pass out so I haven't really wanted to put much effort into anything else.  This is all about to change my friend, so get excited ;)

While I know now what kind of content I want to post as well as what kind of direction I want to take this blog in with the coming year, I am still working out some sort of schedule that will fit in with my school and work life.  I will get this figured out soon, but not to fear I already have a few posts lined up for the next couple of days.

I'm super excited to get back into this and I hope you guys are too!  Talk to you soon.  xx

Friday, October 19, 2012

Julep: Niecy

This is the very first Julep polish that I've ever tried and I can finally understand all the hype behind this brand.  The bottles take a little getting used to but the brush is nicely shaped and this color went on perfectly in 2 coats.  'Niecy' is similar to OPI's 'Strawberry Margarita' from what I've seen in photos, however I don't actually own the OPI color so I couldn't exactly compare the two.  This warm hot pink is gorgeous and perfect for anytime of year in my opinion.  

*natural sunlight, 2 coats, Canon T3.  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Think Pink!

Tory Burch, Victoria's Secret, Rebecca Minkoff

{click any of the items above for a direct link!}

Breast cancer is something that affects us all, whether it be an aunt, mother, sister, or friend in this day and age it is almost a guarantee that we all know someone who has been touched by this terrible disease. Thankfully many of them have pulled through as strong survivors and emerge brighter and bolder than ever. So here's to October breast cancer awareness month, let us all be aware and proactive in preventing this disease from taking or affecting any more lives.

On a less serious note I think that the best way (other than donating to a charity) to support the fight against breast cancer is to incorporate some pink in your wardrobe! Above are some of my favorite pink options; it's so simple to add some pink into your everyday life whether it be a nail polish, a little bracelet, gorgeous necklaces, or a full on pink outfit. Throughout October wear some pink and support all of the women who have conquered this disease, so THINK PINK!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sephora by OPI: Rumba Romance

Another beautiful shimmery foil type polish from Sephora by OPI, 'Rumba Romance' is formulated much like 'Because I Said So', 'Teal We Meet Again', 'Mermaid to Order', and many others.  I specifically like these types of colors because they give a similar effect to glitter polishes but aren't as chunky of difficult to remove.  They also have that foil finish so you don't have to be too careful when applying and your coats don't have to be exactly perfect.  

*natural sunlight, 2 coats, Canon T3.  

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What's In My Makeup Bag?

Maybelline, M·A·C, NARS, L'Oreal, Benefit

                     {click any of the items above for a direct link!}

I'm no makeup artist by any means, but I figured I would give you all a peek at what I keep in my makeup bag! I also don't have an extensive makeup collection so once I find a product that I like I tend to stick with it. Almost all of these items get used on a daily basis, sometimes if I'm not feeling it I'll go a little lighter on something like mascara, eyeliner, or blush but 99% of the time I like to have a complete face on if I'm going out anywhere.

My favorite foundation is Nars Matte, but with the budget of a college student I figured it might be a good idea to try and find a good drugstore version. This Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is what I've been using recently and while it isn't my favorite, I'm going to use the bottle up before trying anything new.

After foundation I powder my face with MAC Skinfinish Natural in the shade 'Medium Dark', then I move onto prepping my eyelids for eyeshadow by using a MAC Paint Pot in 'Rubenesque'. For everyday makeup I like to use 'Jest' all over my lid, 'Mulch' in the crease, and 'Naked Lunch' as a highlight. It's nice and subtle but still a really pretty combination.

I use MAC Fluidline in 'Blacktrack' on my upper and lower lashlines and I set it off with any black eyeshadow. Right now I'm liking L'Oreal Voluminous for my upper lashes and Maybelline Falsies for my lower lashes.

Benefit Benetint has been a favorite product of mine for years, I think I'm on my 4th or 5th bottle. On days when I really feel like amping up the blush I like to use this Nars Multiple in 'Maui' over the Benetint or sometimes I'll use Nars 'Orgasm'.

Last but not least, my favorite lip color right now is the Revlon Lip Butter in 'Lollipop'. I never really used to wear color on my lips besides balm and maybe MAC 'Cremecup' once in a while, but I like how easily I can achieve color with the Revlon Lip Butters.

What are your go-to products? Any hidden secrets in your makeup bag that you're dying to share?

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