August 18, 2014

OOTD: Last First Day of High School (Super Seniors)



Yes, I did wear this on the first day of school. I figured that I haven't done very many posts that feature my sense of style, and it was about time that I showed you guys how I like to dress up for a casual day at school!

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As a tradition at my school, all the seniors dress up and decorate the school on the first day. Some examples of past years include Roman Empire (lots of togas), Jungle Theme (lots of leopard print), and SEAniors (nautical). This year our theme was Super Seniors! And because I didn't have a wonder woman costume hanging in the back of my closet from halloween, my friend and I decided to be our own weird heroes because, oh why not. I had some left over sea green fabric decided to turn it into a cape! We also had matching lavender skirts from a choir thing. I guess we're superfoods or something... except we're not healthy... try not not to read to deeply into it.

Yay for back to school fashion HAHAHAHA

August 13, 2014

Great with a Tan


Often times, the range of colors that compliment/appear on your skin can get a little crazy when you have a tan. Here are two products that I picked out for my sister on a recent spontaneous trip to Target to compliment her skin tone all year round. We've both been trying these items out and I had to ask if I could share our selected cheek and lip duo with you!

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon Redwood Forest $9
Although it seems like a deep red, Redwood Forrest is a light watermelon that brings a healthy flush to the face. It's nothing garish and is just one step further in the cherry direction from being a my-lips-but-better product. The formula is quite like lipstick and with a few layers can be transformed into a opaque tomato red with long wearing matte finish. What I love about this product is that with a tan, it looks more natural but in the winter it can be worn as a statement lip.

L'OREAL True Match Super Blendable Blush Apricot Kiss $10 
Apricot Kiss is a peachy-pink, "barely there" shade. It's just dark enough to be detectable but bright enough that it can worn when you lose your tan. The formula is super smooth and blendable and has just a little bit of shimmer. It's perfect for a concealer + blush day.



August 12, 2014

My Lipstick Collection!


Lets just jump straight into it, shall we? I decided to add my tinted lip balms into these collection because I do love to mix them in with my lipsticks so it felt unfair to leave them out.

In absolutely NO particular order, lets do this :)

First Row [left to right] 
Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain - Darling Cherie 
Super long lastinc cool toned pink-- I love this color when I want something that'll keep my teeth looking white. 

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick 075 Peach 
This is my GO TO lipstick during the tan months. Its a peachy nude that looks best when applied with the fingers as its quite creamy and can look too overwhelming when applied straight from the bullet. It took me a while to figure that out!

Maybelline Color Sensational 931 Pink Pleasure 
A very versatile and pigmented bubble gum pink. It's slightly blue toned on the lips. I'm wearing it on my blog profile picture!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 616 Wink for Pink
I love this for the in between months when I'm losing/ gaining a tan. Click here for a full review! 

Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter 045 Cotton Candy 
Super sheer  and moisturizing baby pink with shimmer. 

Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter 025 Peach Parfait 
A slightly darker rose color with chunky glitter. Not my favorite-- but I keep it around anyways.

Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter 080 Strawberry Shortcake 
A moisturizing blue toned pink that's more detectable on the lips than Cotton Candy.



Second Row 

Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter 065 Creamsicle 
A milky nude thats great for diluting other lipsticks and making drying lipsticks more wearable.

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm Hibiscus
This is a SUPER creamy peachy lip balm. If you love the slickness of lip balms, this one is for you.

L'oreal Wet Shine 190 Endless Red 
One of my favorite lip balms! When applied with the fingers, it gives a beautiful true red flush. Click here for a full review.

Nars Scarlet Empress
A vampy matte berry shade that looks stunning during the fall time.

Nars Shrinigar 
A moisturizing sheer berry shade. Click here for a full review/pizza party!

Covergirl Smoochies 215 #luv u 
A glossy, slightly thick purple/pink tinted lip balm.

Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain - Honey
Best for last! My go to natural blush shade thats super long lasting and perfect on ANY skin tone.

thats a wrap! 


TOP 3 
1. Revlon Just Kissable Balmstain Honey 
2. Revlon 075 Peach
3. Nars Shrinigar 

August 10, 2014

Coach Poppy/Poppy Blossom


There are two sides to this rollerball-- both can be bought separately in a full size bottle. At first, I thought FOR SURE that my favorite side was Coach's poppy blossom but the more I wore both sides, the more I realized that I just could not pick. 

Before I read the official description online, I had no clue how much stuff was in these perfumes. As my sister so perfectly put it, "there are a shit-ton of flowers."

Poppy
Definitely more floral then its counterpart, Poppy has a sweet wholesome base and a very clean finish. In the description it claims to have cucumber, mandarin, freesia, gardenias, vanilla and get this.. WHIPPED MARSHMELLOW?! Yeah, I don't really know whats going on there.. but I just smell sweet and faintly floral. It's very appropriate for girls without being sugary.

Poppy Blossom
For me, in comparison, very little about this perfume says floral. It has a more mature sharpness to
it-- its vaguely more fruity and I'm definitely picking up on the lychee. It's still light and suitable for a teenage audience for myself.

August 8, 2014

FOTD Senior Portraits

Only one year left! At my school, seniors get a special picture day rather than in the gym at orientation. All the girls wear a black velvet drape, and the guys wear a tux. It's one of those traditions that have been around for decades and fun seeing pictures of people my age wearing the exact same thing way back in the 50's. Also, none of the other classes get to do it. So for seniors, it's sort of like..


For makeup I stayed away from eyeshadow because that's not something that I wear during the school year and didn't want to look unrecognizable. BUT I couldn't resist a pair of false eyelashes to give my eyes a little boost.  I also added diamond studs-- but those didn't really turn up in the picture. :(

Products: 


August 5, 2014

Layering Orange Blush

left - Nyx Blush Cinnamon 
middle - Canmake Cheek & Cheek 08
right - both blushes layered


A few days ago my beautiful friend, Rona was telling me that she had a few products that she didn't use as often as she liked and wanted to pass on. Of course this was my reaction..


She ended up giving me a vibrant orange Nyx blush that I'm not going to lie, looked a little bit intimidating. I think this blush is from the tangerine/orange phase that the beauty world went through a little while back (thanks Pantone) and I was immediately excited to see if I could work with this  CRAZY popular trend.

The best description that I have for the affect of this blush is the bright orange smear on your napkin from when you eat spaghetti and wipe the corners of your mouth. It was Not a very wearable color on my skin so I decided to layer it with a equally vibrant hot pink blush. The result was a really fun and wearable coral! I probably should've seen it coming-- pink + orange = coral but WHATEVER. I'm really happy with the result and I'm glad I found a fun way to wear this blush.



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