September 29, 2017

A Glossier, Drunk Elephant, & Rodin Wishlist

Happy last fri-yay of the month! I'm always looking for new beauty and skincare products to try. I really want to try products from Glossier, Drunk Elephant and Rodin. I picked five products from each brand that I'm anxious to try out and wrote a little summary about them and why I want try them out. Check my picks below. 
Glossier Boy Brow - This brow gel claims to be a all-in-one brow fluffer, filler, and shaper. On a lazy day when I don't feel like taking the extra effort to do my whole brow routine I think this would be a great alternative. The creamy wax formula claims to provide a soft and flexible hold that doesn't flake.

Glossier Balm Dotcom - This multipurpose lip and skin salve is packed with antioxidants and natural emollients that are supposed to nourish and repair dry or chafed skin. I really like the birthday balm because of the subtle simmer it would give my lips.

Glossier Priming Moisturizer - I love a good primer it makes the makeup application process so much easier. This primer claims to visibly plump skin and moisturize while minimizing the appearance of pores. Its appropriate for all skin types and is supposed to even skin tone and leave your skin with a dewy finish.

Glossier Cloud Pain - I love the packaging of this blush. This gel cream formula is designed to be a easy to use cheek color that you can simply dad onto your cheeks. I like that the blush is sheer and buildable, you can add as little or as much as you like.

Glossier Soothing Face Mist - Made with roses and aloe this face mist is supposed to help soothe, hydrate and leave you skin feeling fresh and awake. The mist can also be used to refresh your makeup.

Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum - Shaba complex contains black tea ferment and copper peptides that are meant to work together to give a firmer looking appearance around the eyes. As I have gotten older I've noticed the skin under my eyes getting darker and maybe a little thiner, I'm hoping this eye serum will help with that. You gently apply the product under and around your eyes to help you look more youthful and radiant.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial - This at home facial product thats meant to be used once a week contains 25% AHA and 2% BHA. The combination of acids exfoliates your skin to improve skin texture and tone.  The product is appropriate for all skin types and claims to dramatically smooth texture, minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. I'm hoping this product can help smooth away my large pores around my nose area.

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil - I love a good facial oil, this cold-pressed oil is packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help to moisturize and nourish skin. You can add the oil to your face, neck, or any place on your body to increase moisture with out any greasy residue. I'm hoping this oil can help with my extra dry skin.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboss Glycolic Night Serum - With 12% AHA/BHA this night serum is supposed to refine and resurface skin to help reveal smoother and more radiant complexion. The product claims it removes dead skin cells with its blend of formulated acids and extracts. You apply at night to clean and dry face, neck, chest, and backs or hands.

Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm - This moisturizing and volumizing lip balm is supposed to help nourish your lips to give them a plumper look. I'm a sucker for lip products, I like that its formulated with avacado, cranberry and marula oils. I tend to have dry lips so anything that claims to replenish, hydrate, and soften my lips is right up my alley.

Rodin Lip Balm - This all natural and sheer lip balm combines jasmine, orange flower oil, shea butter, beeswax, and castor seed oil. I love the lucite square compact packing of this Rodin product (its literally the main reason I want it). The lip balm claims to make your your lips look smoother and more supple, two things I love!

Rodin Geranium & Orange Face Oil - This lightweight face oil claims to nourish, soothe, and rejuvenate your skin. Containing geranium oil from South Africa and orange blossom absolute fro  Morocco, the face oil is supposed to leave your skin complexion radiant and supple.

Rodin Lipstick "Billie On The Nike" - I also love the packing of this lipstick, I want to collect all five shades! This creamy and matte lipstick in infused with the same oil blends found in the Rodin skincare products.

Rodin Facial Cleansing Powder - Probably the most unique product in this whole wishlist is this cleansing powder. This water activated powder that contains granular rice bran, sea algae, jasmine and neroli oil gently exfoliates for softer skin. Instructions say to pour a small amount of the powder into your damp palms, lather, massage over face, and then rinse. Suitable for all skin types the cleanser claims to smooth your complexion and improve elasticity. I super curious to try out this cleanser it looks like it would be interesting to use.

Rodin Lavender Body Oil - Made from the stem and flower of lavender, this body oil blend says to offer calming olfactive skincare benefits. I love the soothing effects of lavender I think this oil would be best used after taking a shower at night right before bed, to help lull you to sleep.


September 25, 2017

Fall Outfit Ideas

Happy first Monday of fall! I love dressing for fall weather, so I was excited to make some outfit ideas for the season change. I find dressing for fall really easy, its simple to just throw on a cute sweater, boots, a beanie, scarf, jacket, and bag and your all set. Check my fall outfit picks below ⇣

Monday Morning I hate thee. If you are Monday hater like myself, you know the struggle of making yourself wakeup and get ready for the first day of the week. I think wearing an cute and comfy outfit can help make your Monday start off a little better. I work for a non-profit organization so I don't have to dress for work super corporate for work. I'm loving these belted wide leg trousers from paired with a cream colored knitted funnel neck top all from Topshop. Offices are usually pretty cold so I always have to have a cardigan with me. This Topshop ballon sleeve knit cardigan seems like a versatile piece that will keep you warm and stylish. Comfort is always key for me at work these Topshop journal pointy toe pump have the V shaped toe line and cone heel thats on trend right now. The three inch heel is a great height for wearing on a long day at work. I've been loving all things Gucci for awhile now, the small GG Marmont in quilted velvet is a great everyday bag that you can keep your essentials for work and for running errands after work. I think the pearly linear drop earrings from Berry Jewelry are appropriate and unique enough for work. I love a bold lip this Kevyn Aucoin matte lipstick in the color bloodroses is perfect for all.
Friday Night Movie Night 
I love ending the work week with a trip to the movies, with fall finally here there usually is a goof movie opening every week. I like to go to the movies dressed super comfy. I obsessing over this oversized Zara lace up sweater paired with these Topshop black stirrup leggings. I love the look of wearing stirrup leggings with mule loafers, these Steve madden Kera flat loafers in the color rose gold are perfect for that look. I love the Gucci Soho Disco bag, its a perfect size for carrying to the movies. Fall means I can finally bust out my scarves and beanies, I'm loving this Charlotte Russe jersey knit infinity scarf in the color mauve and black Zara beanie with ears. The Sephora Collection cream lip stain liquid lipsticks are really amazing, I love that they dry down matte and last all day.

Pumpkin Patch Picking
Fall equals pumpkin time, one of my favorite things to do in fall is to go pumpkin picking. For an adventure to the pumpkin patch I like these Topshop moto grey jamie jeans paired with a grey Zara basic sweater with pearly cuffs. With the weather getting cooler I think this Topshop oversized borg jacket will help keep you warm. Pumpkin picking can be a muddy affair, I think these Bernardo zip rain boots are great for wadding through the mud looking for the perfect pumpkin. I think pairing the boots with these Topshop stain trim ankle socks makes a cute combo. I love this Zara slogan beanie with this look. While it may be cold the sun will probably be shining bright these BP. angular aviator sunnies will keep the sun out without breaking the bank. I'm loving the color of this Michael Kors Daniela crossbody bag, I think it would be great to carry as you frolic through the pumpkin patch.

My Absolute Favorites! 


September 22, 2017

Fall Essentials

Today is the first day of fall!
Fall marks the start of my favorite time of the year I love when the temperatures drop and I can bust out my sweaters, boots, scarves, beanies, and jackets. I love shopping for fall, so to mark the start of the new season I chose items that I think are essentials for the season. I'm loving the color burgundy for fall, the hooded parka from H&M, the Zara ankle boots, and the BP. infiniti scarf are my favs in this colors. The saddle bag from 3.1 Philip Lim and the velvet bag from OFF-White are super on trend for fall. I have a weakness for all things outerwear, the Zara oversized cardigan, the H&M denim jacket, and the Patagonia quilted bomber jacket are right up my alley. 

Infiniti Scarf - BP. Infiniti Scarf | Fall Nail Polish - OPI Squeaker of The House | Hooded Parka - H&M Hooded Parka | Saddle Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim Alix Saddle Bag | Denim Jacket - H&M Long Denim Jacket | Oversized Sweater - Zara Oversized PomPom Sweater | Knee High Boots - Blondo Olivia Knee High Boots | Slouchy Beanie - Rebecca Minkoff Slouchy Beanie | Ankle Boots - Zara Leather Ankle Boots | Dark Wash Jeans - Topshop Moto Sidney Jeans | Fall Candle - Bath & Body Work Pumpkin Cupcake Candle | Quilted Bomber Jacket - Patagonia Down Bomber Jacket | Oversized Cardigan - Zara Long Pearly Cardigan | Cable Knit Sweater -  Topshop Cable Knit Sweater | Velvet Bag - OFF-White Velvet Bag | Pumpkin Spice Latte


September 18, 2017

My Favorite Bags For Fall 2017

Fall officially starts on Friday! I'm so happy for the leaves to change and the weather to get cooler. One of the easiest ways to change up your wardrobe for fall is to switch up your bag. I'm loving the faux fur, structured, saddle, and burgundy bag trends for fall. To help kick start the week I picked ten bags for fall that I think are perfect for the season change. 

New from Mansur Gavriel for fall 2017 is the circle bag. The bag is made of calf leather and has a suede interior. I love that the bag has a detachable shoulder strap and has a zip closure. The Prada Cahier bag is part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. I absolutely love the velvet leopard print and the gold-tone hardware. 

I love all things J.W. Anderson. This Pierce hobo in this army-green shade is perfect for fall. The bag is made of suede and features J.W. Anderson's signature gold barbell. I love the space you get in a hobo bag and how easy they are to carry. Faux fur bags are in for fall. This Mango faux fur bag features different colored fur panels, a detachable strap, and a metal clip closure. This bag is super unique and has a great price point. 

Another bag from the fall 2017 Mansur Gavriel collection is the saddle bag. The bag is made of calf leather, features two interior pockets and has a canvas interior. The saddle bag also has an adjustable strap and gold-tone turnlock closure. I'm loving this BP. metal handle satchel. The bag is made of faux leather and features these unique metal handles that make it stand out. I'm loving this bag in the beautiful mustard color thats perfect for fall. 

Another faux fur bag that I'm obsessed with is this Topshop Dolly tote. This pink and fuzzy bag has two handles and has an interior zip pocket. I think this bag is a great statement piece, it looks like its super cuddly and cozy. Mulberry has been stepping up their game recently, this new trunk bag from their Winter 2017 collection is in a beautiful croc print. This rounded crossbody looks like a vintage 1970's hat box, it features an adjustable strap, quilted PU lining, and hardware in a brass finish.

I literally want the Givenchy Antigona in all the colors. I'm obsessing hard over this burgundy Antigona, this color is great for fall. Kate Spade New York is a brand that can do no wrong. This Samira satchel is made of leather features push lock flap closure, a top handle, and detachable/adjustable shoulder strap. I love the lady like look of this bag, it looks like its great for work. 


September 15, 2017

Fall Decor Pieces That I'm Currently Loving

Fall is in the air! To prep for the season change thats a week away I picked some fall decor pieces that I'm currently loving.  I love decorating for the seasons and holidays, for me fall marks the start of my favorite time of the year.   

I love to have a new wreath to decorate my door whenever season changes. For fall I liking wreaths that feature twigs, pumpkins, leaves and colors of fall. These fall wreaths are super cute and festive. 
1. Pink Pumpkin Wreath  | 2. Barley Wreath | 3. Chinese Lantern Wreath | 4. Harvest Moon Wreath  | 5. Twig Wreath 

I think throw pillows are the best and easiest way to switch up your decor for the fall. The hello fall pillow looks so cuddly, the basket weave pillow screams fall, the pumpkin anything pillow is right up my alley, I love color of the faux fur heart pillow, and the golden pumpkin pillow is super cute. 

Pumpkins are the perfect decor for the fall season, I literally want pumpkins in every corner of my house. I love pumpkins that have a little different twist to them than the traditional orange pumpkin. 
1. Glass Candle | 2. Ceramic Candle Pumpkin | 3. White & Gold Pumpkin | 4. Glass Lantern Pumpkin | 5. Sequin Pumpkin

I had to include these five random fall pieces that I have to have. The marble owl would look so good on a kitchen counter, the Autumn days bucket would be great for storing your fall essentials. The happy fall marble sign would be cute on a fireplace mantle. The nest pumpkin candle will make any room smell like fall. I'm loving these leaf shaped plates, they are great for serving holiday treats. 
1. Marble Owl | 2. Autumn Days Bucket | 3. Happy Fall Marble Sign | 4. Pumpkin Chai Candle  | 5. Leaf Plates 


September 11, 2017

Save Or Splurge: Makeup Edition

You can easily spend a small fortune on makeup, for this edition on save or splurge I picked some makeup products in the expensive range and the less expensive range. A lot of the less expensive products ended up being exact dupes to their more expensive counter parts. Driving home the point that you don't always have to spend more to look good. Check my save or splurge picks below!
Foundation: Save or Splurge | Primer: Save or Splurge | Concealer: Save or Splurge | Contour: Save or Splurge  
Blush: Save or Splurge | Mascara: Save or Splurge Splurge| Eyeliner: Save or Splurge | Lippies: Save or Splurge

Eyeshadow: Save or Splurge | Highlighter: Save or Splurge | Eyebrow Gel: Save or Splurge | Setting Spray: Save or Splurge  


September 8, 2017

Pre-Fall ASOS Curve Wishlist

Fall will be here is a couple of weeks! Whenever the season changes I like to make a ASOS Curve wishlist of all the clothing items that I'm lusting after. ASOS has so many cute coats, sweaters, jackets, dresses, pants, cardigans and denim pieces that will make transitioning to the cooler weather way easier.
Check my ASOS Curve picks below ⬇︎


September 4, 2017

My Birthday Wishlist

Happy Labor Day!
 Its Virgo season and my birthday is less than a week away (Sep 10th) 😊. I thought I'd share some things that I'm wishing for on my big day. 

(1) S'well Milky Way Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
I've been obsessing over the S'well water bottles for a long time. I love the way they look and its a much more eco-friendly way to carry your water.

(2) Skinny Dip Over the Rainbow Laptop Sleeve
Love the rainbow detail on this super cute pink laptop sleeve.

(3) Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment Set
I love Glamglow mask's they do wonders for the skin, I really want to try this firming treatment plus it comes with a cute brush to apply the mask.

(4)  Jaybird Freedom F5 Wireless Headphones
I've been wanting wireless headphones for what seems like forever, I'm thinking these Jaybird Freedom's should do the trick.

(5) Longchamp Le Pliage Large Shoulder Tote
I've recently started to fall in love with Longchamp, I think the large Le Pliage would be a really good work bag.

(6) Target Gift Card
I live for Target, a gift card from there will always be appreciated.

(7) Michael Kors Jet Set Metallic Card & Passport Holder
Loving this MK passport/card holder, looks like a super chic way to tote your passport in.

 (8) Vans Old Skool Sneaker
I continue to add the Vans old skool sneakers to any wishlist I make, they are staples that need in my wardrobe.

(9) Prada Minuteria Coin Purse
Love this Prada coin purse, slg's continue to be my favorite leather accessories.

(10) Valentino Valentina Pink Eau de Parfume
This perfume has everything I love! The scent is fruity and floral plus the pink bottle is to die for!


September 1, 2017

August Favorites

Hair Care, Skin Care, & Makeup

Tresemme Shampoo & Conditioner
I usually wash my hair once a week and I'm always looking for shampoo and conditioner combos that give my hair a deep clean. This Tresemme duo has been a game changer for me I love the way the products smell and how they make my hair feel. 

NYX Doll Eye Mascara
When I used this mascara for the first time I had high hopes, but after using it a couple times I hated that it clumped up my lashes. I realized that for my short stubby lashes this mascara would be best used as a secondary mascara. To make this work I first use the Mary Kay lash love mascara to give my lashes length and separation, then I use the NYX mascara to add tones of volume. This mascara does a great job of giving you that false lash look.

I've been loving sheet mask lately, this month I tried the Garnier moisture bomb sheet mask. For such an inexpensive mask this sure packs a punch. The mask left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. Its great to use when your skin is feeling really dry and dull.

Elf Cosmetics Lip Laquer
While this lipgloss won't leave your lips super hydrated this Elf lip laquer is great for adding a some shine to your lips. I like to use it on top of a tinted lip balm or a lip stain.

Design Essentials Peppermint & Aloe Scalp Tonic
I was looking for a non-oily but moisturizing product that I could put on my scalp under my extensions to help relieve itchiness and maintain the health of my hair. The design essentials tonic contains peppermint and aloe that helps soothe my scalp, I love the tingly sensation it gives. This has been a definite game changer in my hair care routine.

Elf Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm Berry Sweet | Smoothy Spice 
For the past couple of months I've been obsessed with Elf lip products. You can't beat the Elf price point, so it makes easy to take the plunge and buy their products. I gave these tinted balms a try and was happily impressed. The balms add a little color to my lips while also giving some moisture.

Movies and Music
Gigi is a 1958 musical-romance starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, and Louis Jourdan. Gigi takes place in the turn of the century Paris where a rich Playboy and a young coming of age girl enjoy a platonic relationship but as she grows older they both begin to fall in love with each other. Maurice Chevalier who plays Gaston the super handsome Parisian boyfriend I wish I had. Leslie Caron plays the title character Gigi, Caron who in real life was much older than the character she portrayed did an amazing job playing this joyful and stubborn Gigi. Louis Jourdan does an amazing job playing Henri, the Parisian uncle that I have always wanted. I loved Gigi's attitude through out the movie, she knew who she was as a person and tried her best to never waiver from it. The ending of this movie will have you cheering for joy and the soundtrack will be stuck in your head for days.
Watch Gigi on iTunes | Google Play | Amazon Video

Tophat is a 1935 comedy-musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Astaire plays an American dancer, named Jerry Travers, who instantly falls in love with Ginger Rogers character Dale Tremont. Through out the movie Astaire attempts in so many ways to win over Rogers affection. I loved this movie so much, Astaire and Rogers had incredible chemistry in every scene they had together. After watching this movie I really want a Tophat themed wedding ☺️.
Watch Tophat on iTunes | Google Play | Amazon Video

On The Town
On The Town is a 1949 comedy-musical starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin. The trio are sailors who have a 24 hour shore leave in New York City. While exploring the city the trio the encounter three ladies who they each have their own adventures with. I loved the music and dance featured in the movie, you once again get a front row seat to the genius that is Gene Kelly.
Watch On The Town on iTunes | Google PlayAmazon Video

Yankee Doodle Dandy
Released in 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy is a biographical musical about the life of the great American playwright George M Cohen. James Cagney stars as Cohen who is invited to the White House to receive a Congressional Honor from President Roosevelt. The movie chronicles Cohen's life from his childhood where his family travelled across America performing vaudeville acts. The movie moves on to his days struggling to get his plays produced. After much work and connecting to the right people Cohen became a uber successful actor, director, producer, and writer. James Cagney does an incredible job bringing Cohen's spirit to life, Yankee Doodle Dandy is a must watch.
Watch Yankee Doodle Dandy on iTunes | Google Play | Amazon Video

Everything Everything - Desire
Everything Everything is an English indie-rock band. Desire is a song is featured on their new album A Fever Dream. I love this song its been on constant repeat all month long.

Malika - Run
Malika is a London based singer/song writer, her new single Run is from her upcoming EP Songs About C. I adore Malika's beautiful voice, Run is a song that will put a smile on your face.

Phoebe Faux Fur Slides
I'm loving the faux fur sandal trend, these slides from Target are super comfy and are so cute to wear.

Can you believe the month August is already over!?!
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