February 27, 2017

February Favorites

Makeup Favorites
I'm always looking for a great eyeliner and I've yet to perfect the perfect cat eye so I tend to like jumbo marker tips that allow me to have better control when I apply eyeliner. The Infallible Blackbuster is super black and glides on super easily, it has made the eye lining process so much more simpler for me.  

When ever I'm in a hurry or just feeling lazy I tend to reach for my NYX roll on shimmer eyeshadow. It's so simple to apply and it instantly looks like it took way more effort than it did. The roll on shimmers come in a variety of different colors, they are a quick and easy way to add a little glam to your makeup look. 

Taming my brows is a process I go through every single day, no matter if I'm doing a full face of makeup or just some concealer. The NYX eyebrow shaper is a wax pencil that's enriched with vitamin C. After I fill in and brush out my brows I use the waxy pencil to to help keep my brows in perfect shape. 

Fragrance, Skincare, & Haircare Favorites
I discovered Vince Camuto's Ciao towards the end of month, and I've loved it ever since. Ciao's top notes include tango mandarin, pink grapefruit and blackberry. With the mid notes consisting of rose, glowing amber and vanilla. Ciao is a very mature scent, it's not as fruity as I thought it would be after reading the description, the fragrance is super potent and last all day. 

Oil scrubs have become my new favorite type of facial exfoliates. Usually when I exfoliate with non-oil based scrubs my face is left smooth but also super dry. The oil scrub gives me the best of both worlds, after using the scrub my face is smooth but also super moisturized. 

The black vanilla range from Carol's Daughter is one of my favorites. I love that this edge control does a great job of smoothing and moisturizing my edges. It doesn't leave my hair crunchy or leave a white residue, it's a great edge control for the price. 

T.V. & Music Favorites
Legion is a new FX television show based on the Marvel Comics. If you are a fan of any of the Marvel comics you will love this show, the series recently premiered and is currently on episode 3.  

I'm super late to the game for this one, season 1 of True Detective premiered way back in 2014 to great critical acclaim. For the past couple of weeks I've taken the time to watch all of season 1 and was instantly hooked. Season 1 only has 8 episodes so its super binge-able with every episode making you want for more.  

Fenech-Soler is a English electro-pop band, their new album Killa is their third studio album. My favorite songs from the Killa are Conversation, On Top,  Night Time TV, and Kaleidoscope. 

Tinashe Fazakerley now known as Rationale is a British singer-songwriter. I randomly discovered him on my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify and I instantly loved his music. His new EP Vessels was released in early February, I love every song from the EP, but the lead song Prodigal Son stands out as my absolute favorite if I had to pick. 

I've been a fan of Oddisee since his 2012 album, People Hear What They See, I used to listen to the song "Way In Way Out" on repeat for hours! His new album, The Iceberg, is his eleventh studio album, my favorite tracks from the album are Hold It Back, Digging Deep, Things, NNGE, Like Really, Rain Dance, and Rights & Wrongs. 

They is a R&B duo from LA, I discovered them when they were featured on the ZHU song, "Working For It", from ZHU's 2016 Generationwhy album. I immediately fell in love with their music and was excited when their new album Nu Religion: Hyena dropped towards the end of the month. I'm obsessed with the whole album by my absolute favorite songs are Africa, Deep End, Motley Crew, Dante's Creek and What You Want. 


February 24, 2017

Pre-Spring Accessory Wishlist

Spring is coming!
While Fall/Winter have my heart, Spring comes close as one of my favorite seasons. I love that we can shed our layers and of course have the excuse to shop πŸ˜‰. Handbags and shoes are my favorite accessories (this blog is basically dedicated to them) so I made a wishlist of some of the bags, shoes and sunglasses that I'm lusting over for the Spring season. My favs from the list are the Mossimo flatform espadrille, Gucci leather tote, Jimmy Choo sunglasses, and Louis Vuitton Lockme II BB. 

1. Gucci GG Marmont mini chain bag | 2. Reversible GG leather tote | 3. Mossimo Supply Co. Women's Pebbles Wrap Flatform Espadrille Sandals | 4. ChloΓ© Faye Medium Leather And Suede Shoulder Bag | 5. Quay All My Love Sunglasses | 6. Steve Madden Bryanne Puffball Platform Sneaker | 7. Merona Marcella Block Heel Sandals | 8. Illesteva Leonard Mask Round-frame Gold-tone Mirrored Sunglasses | 9. Louis Vuitton Lockme II BB | 10. Saint Laurent Monogram Blogger Leather Shoulder Bag | 11. Steve Madden Mars Platform Sneaker | 12. Kate Spade New York Gala Women's Sling Back Shoes | 13. Loeffler Randall Starla Leather Gladiator Sandal | 14. Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack | 15. Balenciaga Classic Mini City Nylon Tote Bag | 16. Mansur Gavriel Pink Leather Mini Sun Tote | 17. Jimmy Choo Vivy/s Round-frame Embellished Acetate And Gold-tone Sunglasses | 18. Sam Edelman Stanley Block Heel Mules

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February 19, 2017

New In | H&M Handbag, Michael Kors Card Case & Clutch, and Sole Society Nevin

I am seriously obsessed with this H&M handbag, I first saw the bag styled on a ootd picture on Instagram and I had to have it. This gorgeous bag looks way more expensive than it is, you get a great bang for your buck! The bag is made of faux leather, features gold tone hardware, two top handles, and a detachable shoulder strap. The bag also has a tab and metal fastener closure, four stud feet at the base, two unlined outer compartments, and a lined middle compartment with top zip closure. I really love how spacious the bag is, I've been using it as a work bag ever since I got it. I added the furry puff bag charm, that I got from Target, to the side of the bag I think it makes the bag a little more playful.

Card cases have become my favorite SLG, my card cases have made me completely stop using my bigger traditional wallet altogether. I also have this same MK card case is black, I was able to catch a sale on MK online and get the card case is this beautiful light pink color for 30% off. Michael Kors now offers monograming, so I had my initials SRJ hot-stamped on the card case. I have featured this card case as a favorite thing on my December 2016 and my 2016 year is review favorites. The card case is made of saffiano leather, it has four card slots, one interior bill compartment, and features the Michael Kors logo in gold tone lettering on the front. If you are looking start using a card case, buying this affordable and great quality card case should do the trick into starting your card case SLG collection. 

I bought this MK Zip clutch during the after Christmas sales last year. I was looking for a pouch type accessory to put receipts and other random bits in. The MK Peek A Boo is made of saffiano leather, the exterior of the Peek A Boo clutch has three stitched glitter stars on the front, gold tone hardware, a wristlet strap that cant be removed, and zip closure. The interior is lined in polyester and features one slip pocket and six card slots. At first I thought I was not going to like the stars on the front of the clutch, but over time they have slowly grown on me. I wish the wristlet strap was removable, it can get a little annoying having to tuck the strap to the side every time I pull it out or put it into by bag. 

I featured the Sole Society Nevin on my January 2017 favorites and I'm still loving it. I'm usually not on team faux leather, but the Nevin gave me an opportunity to try out the bucket bag style without spending a lot of money. The Nevin is made of a super soft faux leather material, it has a magnetic snap with draw string closure, an adjustable shoulder strap, and four metal feet. The interior of the bag has no slip pockets but the bag does come with removable matching zip pouch. The bag can carry a lot, unfortunately the lack of pockets on the interior make it a bottom less pit when trying to find items like your keys or phone. I've already scuffed the bottom right corner of the bag πŸ˜•, but overall I really like the style of the bag and plan on buying a leather version of the bag soon. 

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February 17, 2017

MICHAEL Michael Kors Ginny Medium Crossbody

I was looking for a new crossbody bag for awhile, my criteria for this new bag was that it had to be made leather, have gold hardware, and have a long extendable shoulder strap. I came across the MK Ginny while I was randomly shopping online and the bag ticked everything that was on my list. My favorite aspects of the bag is the chain and leather strap and the tassel charm. 
The Ginny is made of pebbled leather and features gold tone hardware. The exterior the bag has a top zip closure, the Michael Kors logo in gold tone hardware on the front center of the bag, a back slip pocket with snap closure, and a removable tassel charm. The interior of the bag is lined in polyester, features one slip pocket and three card slots. The chain and leather adjustable shoulder strap is not removable and has a drop of 22.5 inches. The medium sized Ginny has a width of 8.5 inches and height of 6.5 inches. The Ginny fits all of my basic necessities like my card holder, round coin purse, makeup bits, and iPhone. The pebbled leather is super soft and the compact size of the bag makes it perfect accessory for any one constantly on the go. 

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February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day Lookbook

Valentine's day is tomorrow ♡
I made some looks you can rock for a special dinner, brunch or nite out during the day of love. For look 1, I love the H&M sequin champagne colored dress. I really like the two pops of red in look 2, also the Michael Kors boots are so hot. For look 3, the Alexander Wang rose gold pumps are so fierce and the Ronny Kobo LBD is super sexy. The Gianvito Rossi lace up pumps and Self-Portrait jump suit from look 4 are to die for. I love the pink Topshop dress in look 5 and I Sophia Webster clutch from look 6. The red Alexis dress from look 7 is so beautiful with its asymmetrical hemline. Finally the fuchsia Steve Madden sandals in look 8 are a scream statement shoes.  

Looks 1 & 2

Looks 3 & 4

Looks 5 &6

Looks 7 & 8


February 10, 2017

Valentine's Day Luxury Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is four days away! 
For the luxury lover on your gift buying list here are some super luxe gifts to give to that special someone 😍 or just to give to yourself 😊

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February 6, 2017

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50, $100, & $200

Love is in the air! 
Valentines day is a week away, now is the time to get the perfect gift for your significant other, family member, bff, or for you #treatyourself. I made a shopping guide of gifts for him and her that I think will do the trick this Valentines day. For the budget conscious there are gifts under $50, if you feel like spending a little more check the gifts under $100, and for those feeling generous check the gifts under $200. 
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February 1, 2017

January Favorites

Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Parfum
I'm super picky when it comes to fragrances, I've always had the hardest time finding a fragrance that does not make me feel like washing it off as soon as I spray it. I discovered Giorgio Armani Si through scentbird.com, its a subscription service that sends you 30 day supply of a fragrance each month. Armani Si was actually my December fragrance, but I only starting using it January and it quickly became my favorite. I'm not the best at describing scents, but Armani describes the scent as an modern chypre, with deep blackcurrant nectar, airy florals, and musky blond wood.

Ne-yo - Libra Scale
Libra Scale was released way back in 2010 and at the time of its release I was obsessed with it. But with time I slowly forgot all about the album, until now. I was listening to a random station on my Spotify when the song, One In A Million starting playing and I was automatically reminded why I love this album so much. I love all the songs on the album, but One In A Million, Genuine Only, Champagne Life, and Crazy Love are absolute stand outs. 

Dove Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla Body Wash
The scent of this Dove body wash is so good, I actually look forward to taking a shower in the morning just so that I can enjoy the smell. 

Sole Society Nevin Faux Leather Bucket Bag
I've wanted a bucket bag for awhile now but I was not sure if I truly liked the style. I wanted a chance to try the bucket bag style out without having to shell out a lot of money. Luckily for me I was randomly browsing through Nordstrom online when I came across the Sole Society Nevin. The bag is super soft and looks great, I love that its super roomy for carrying a lot of things. The only con for me is the shoulder strap is really long, I would prefer the option of being able to carry the bag higher up or on the crock of my arm.

Chapstick Duo
I randomly came across the chapstick duo's on a trip to Walmart. I thought the packing was cute and I'm a sucker for any thing pink. The duo is styled similar to the EOS lip balms, but instead of getting one lip balm you get two that inter-lock with each other, giving you two in one option. I currently have the watermelon/strawberry and the coconut/mint duo's in my handbag.

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush
I've been using the Mary Kay cleansing brush for a quite awhile, but I did not realize the brush was a huge necessity for me until the battery died and I was not able to use it for a couple of days. Just using my hands to cleanse me face wasn't work for me, using the cleansing brush with my favorite face cleanser was the only way my face felt clean. For just $50 the cleansing brush by Mary Kay is a great price point if you just want to try a cleansing brush before you invest in more high end and expensive brush like the Clarisonic.

The Knocks ft. Absofacto - Trouble
The Knocks are an American electronic music duo, the song Classic from their 2016 album 55 is everything I love in an electronic song. Their new single Trouble featuring Absofacto from their upcoming EP Testify, has been a favorite of mine for the past month, I just put it on repeat and find my self head bobbing and body shaking through every second of the song.

Electric Guest - Back For Me
I only just discovered Electric Guest just last year and I've quickly fallen in love with virtually all of their songs. Back For Me has been one of my favorite songs this month, its the perfect song to listen to on my morning commute. 

Taboo is a British TV series that airs of FX here in the United States. It premiered at the beginning of  January and ever since then I've been obsessed. Tom Hardy is his usual amazing self and the plot of Taboo keeps you wanting for more. 

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