Sunkissed Summer TAG!

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I tag YOU! Yes, you reading this post. If you’ve stopped by to read, you have been tagged. Make sure to tag me in your post with your answers to I can read them because I love reading TAG posts.

1. What is your go-to product for a sun-kissed summer glow?

Elizabeth Arden Radiant Bronzing Powder.
2. What book would you recommend for a summer read?

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan.
3. What’s your signature summer scent this year?

Escada: Born in Paradise
4. What’s your favorite thing to do outside in summer?

Lay out by the pool and swim!
5. You’re on the boardwalk and your stomach is grumbling. What’s your go-to summer beach food?

Fruit—especially berries (blueberries, strawberries, etc.)
6. After a day in the summer sun and heat, what do you do to cool off?

Take a dip in my pool. My backyard is my mini oasis in summer, so I try to spend as much time as possible out there!
7. How do you wear your hair in the summer?

Down with my natural curls or in a ponytail. I try to keep my hairstyles heat-free and simple.
8. Must-have nail polish for summer 2015?

Saltwater happy and Peach side babe by Essie!
9. Sometimes it feels good to watch Netflix. What are your favorite TV shows?

Gossip Girl and Gilmore Girls. I don’t watch a lot of TV in summer with work, school, etc., so when I’m bored and need to relax, these are my go-to picks!
10. Do you wear liquid foundation, BB cream, or tinted moisturizer?

None! I go foundation-free in summer to keep my skin and fresh as possible in the summer heat.
11. It’s super bright outside! Do you reach for sunglasses or a hat?

Sunglasses. Hats make my head sweaty and that’s not a good feeling after a long day.
12. What is your summer jam?

Anything by Taylor Swift because she’s amazing and all of her songs are addicting.
13. Share some things on your summer bucket list.

1. Travel to: Pittsburgh,  D.C./Baltimore (D.C. is this week and Pittsburgh was in June!)

2. Spend more time with my family.

3. Explore my hometown.

4. Be more spontaneous.
14. Bikini, tankini, or one piece?

Bikini. I don’t own this bikini (by VS), but I am in love with it and wish I owned it.
15. Summer wouldn’t be complete without a scoop (or two) of ice cream! If you could create your own ice cream flavor, what would it be?

Cookie-Lovers Dream: Cookie dough ice cream mixed with Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, and double chocolate cookie pieces and drizzled with caramel and fudge. Can you tell I’m obsessed with cookies?

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Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Sweater weather is the best kind of weather!

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for fall. I’m currently writing my ultimate fall bucket list. Like this post if you want to know what’s on my fall bucket list! Needless to say, I can’t wait for pumpkin flavored everything for the next few months.

I want to share a go-to, chic and comfy outfit you can wear this season. I have a few staples in my wardrobe during fall including:

1.Oversized sweaters: Whether you love button-down cardigans, boyfriend hoodies, or classic-knit sweaters, make sure to expand your collection this season for a variety of comfort as the temperature begins to cool down.

2. Leggings: People say leggings are a “white girl “staple, but hey, they’re comfortable and allow you to look presentable even though you could secretly sleep in your outfit. Besides, we all need a break from wearing jeans everyday.

3. Riding boots: Yet another staple that I wear everyday in fall.  These can easily dress up your outfit this season with very little effort. Not to mention your feet will stay warm during the change in weather.

4. Fall-inspired makeup: For me, “fall-inspired” makeup means focusing on dark, bold colors like plum, wine, berry, etc. I love looking for deep-colored nail polish and lip colors to try during fall. Experiment and find what you love!

5. Simple accessories: I try to keep my accessories simple and limited during fall. Why deal with weather that will get your hair caught in your earrings, or damage dainty necklaces? Opt for a go-to backpack and some bangles for a sophisticated touch.

And, of course, the most obvious necessity for fall is a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks! I hope you all enjoyed today’s post on fall fashion. Hopefully, you are all looking forward to a new season. Enjoy the rest of your day and I will talk to you on Friday!

Top 10 beauty products

TOP TEN PRODUCTS

 

Hello everyone and happy Sunday. Today I want to share my top 10 beauty products of all time. Some products I have recently discovered within the last few months, and others I have used for years. Make sure to leave a comment telling me what you top products are of all time! Let me know if you have any recommendations.

Lotion: Stress Relief eucalyptus spearmint by Bath & Body Works. For $13, I think you’re getting your bang for your buck on this product. It’s calming and soothing on the skin, especially if you apply it before bed.

Cleanser: Cetaphil daily facial cleanser. I love how well this removes any dirt and built-up oils on my skin from a long day. I’ve been using this product for about four years and I’m still hooked.

Mascara: Maybelline the rocket mascara. This will be the 6th time I’ve purchased the rocket mascara. I have yet to try a new formula that I found better than this one. It give me a false-lash look without wearing false lashes.

Oil treatment: Garnier Frucits Moroccan oil treatment. I’ve been using this product since last year and I have noticed a change in the ends of my hair. It’s stronger, shiner and healthier because of this product. If you have problems with frizz, I would recommend this oil treatment. And, it’s only $5.

Concealer: Revlon photoready concealer. I always find myself going back to this concealer because other formulas seem to cake on my skin. I love how well this works on acne and under-eye circles. It works perfect on days when you don’t wear foundation or  BB cream.

Perfume: Polo Ralph Lauren #2. My go-to scent all-year long in the #2 from the Big Pony collection. I am obsessed with this perfume regardless of the season. If you love a versatile scent, I recommend this product.

Lip product: EOS lip balms. I have an addiction to these lip balms. I own every flavor and a few duplicates of them, too. I love how soft they leave my lips and they are great additions to gifts!

Hair tool: Hot tools curling iron.  Everyone has that one hair tool they love. For me, it’s my hot tools curling iron. I can achieve effortless waves in less than eight minutes. I love how many ways you can style your hair with this one tool.

Nail Polish: Essie Coral. Coral is my first choice for nail polish, especially in spring and summer. Most days, from March to October, you’ll find this color on my nails. I am in love with the coral options by Essie.

Eyeshadow palette: Naked 3. Everyone and their mother has raved about the new Naked palette. I love how compatible the palette is with my skin tone and eye color. It’s a perfect fit for my taste in eyeshadow and I love the pigmentation of the product as well. Although it’s a little pricey, it’s worth the splurge.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. Enjoy the rest of your day and as always, I will talk to you all soon.

Spring Fever: intricate fashion and bold purple

Spring

Hello everyone and happy Saturday. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far.

As the weather gets warmer, the more excited I am for spring and summer, especially spring and summer fashion. After months of boots, thick sweaters and excessive layers of clothing, I’m ready for shorts, crop tops and sandals.

Like this post if you’re excited for spring and summer!

Today I want to share some of my favorite trends coming up this season for 2014. Make sure to leave a comment below telling me what your favorite trends are for spring and summer.

April 11 to 13 and April 18 to 20 is Coachella. I was inspired by this art and music festival for my outfit. Leave a comment telling me if you what to go to Coachella someday!

My first favorite is bold, bright purple. I am obsessed with purple all-year long, but I’m loving neon purple nails and accessories. I love this nail polish from Essie’s 2013 neon collection, and the bright purple in the the statement necklace.

I also love detailed tops for spring and summer. The top above is from Forever 21, which you can purchase here for $18. I love how great this will work with shorts or jeans during the summer. A simple, classic top can be transformed from causal to dressy with intricate detailing.

Another detail I love this season is lace and crochet tops, shorts, etc. Lace boomed with popularity last year, but it reappeared for another season. Needless to say, I couldn’t be happier. I love the femininity of lace, especially in white or off-white items. The shorts above are from amazon.com for $19.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post and I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day. As always, I will talk to you all soon.

Winter Nail Colors You Need!

Winter Nails
Happy Saturday and cheers to the weekend! Hopefully you all are enjoying your weekend so far and if not, then set aside some time today to relax because you deserve it. Today I wanted to write a post about some winter nail colors that I keep in my arsenal of polishes for the holidays. I love having my set of go-to nail colors picked out and ready for whenever I decide to change my polish throughout the winter months.

These colors will work perfectly for the upcoming holidays and for the winter season. As you can tell, I prefer Essie and O.P.I., but you can pick these similar colors in any brand you choose.

1. O.P.I: Haven’t the Foggiest

  • A perfect neutral, silver-based color that will compliment perfectly with navy, red or gold.

2. Essie: Stroke of Brilliance

  • The ultimate shade of blue with added sparkles to make your nails glisten like the snow.

3. O.P.I: Big Apple Red

  • The go-to Christmas color for the season that you can mix-and-match with green for a festive look.

4. Essie: As Gold As It Gets

  • Gold and sparkles bring together the perfect nail color to ring in the new year.

5. Essie: Toggle to the Top

  • A dramatic, feminine shade to bring Christmas cheer to anyone who catches a glimpse of your decorative nails.

6. O.P.I: Over the Taupe

  • When you need a break from bold, holiday colors, wear this neutral taupe to calm yourself from the hustle and bustle of the season.

7. Essie: After School Boy Blazer

  • If you prefer a navy, then this polish was designed for you. Simple, classy and elegant reflect the color of this shade.

8. O.P.I: Black Cherry Chutney

  • A perfect pick for Thanksgiving. Your nails will serve as the dinner conversation in this gorgeous deep-plum color.

What nail polish is you favorite? Comment number 1 through 8 to let me know. What are some of your favorite winter nail colors? Do you prefer Essie or O.P.I? I would love to read your thoughts and opinions.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Saturday and as always, I will talk to you all soon. Bye!

Beauty Product Wish List

Beauty Product Wish List

Hey Everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your week. Only one more day until the weekend begins, so hang in there and make the most of it.

I apologize for being MIA the last two days. College can definitely control my life in ways that I didn’t think were possible, so to make up for my laziness on my blog, I decided to created a rather long and detailed post.

Today, I wanted to share a list of beauty products that I hope to purchase within the next few months. I definitely have quite a long list of them, and I know there are more that I haven’t mentioned. I tried my best to list the products starting with foundation and continue in a clockwise rotation. (Just in case you were you wondering which product I am talking about).

Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation:

  • When I saw that that this product existed, I felt excited and confused all at once because I have yet to see a foundation in stick form. I actually give props to Maybelline by thinking outside the box and trying something new. I have always loved Maybelline products, and I am sure that this once won’t be different.

Maybelline Eye Studio Baked Eye Shadow Due:

  • I can’t lie, I honestly think that I want this product solely because I love how pretty the colors are in the mix. I think that the gold and pink mixed together would work perfectly together. And, I swear by Maybelline eyeshadow, they are a good quality makeup product even though it is at a drugstore price.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine Perfume:

  • One thing I will splurge on: perfume. I love it. I love smelling good, I love have a variety of scents to choose from on a day-to-day basis. Basically, perfume is the one product I have no problem spending money on. I have wanted this Marc Jacobs perfume for quite some time now. I love how light and airy the smell is in addition to how long the scent lasts throughout the day.

Revlon Lash Potion Mascara:

  • I may or may not have an obsession with mascara, and although I have only bought Maybelline mascara is the past, however I am willing to try new products every now and then. I have read and watched a million reviews about this mascara and they were all very positive. So, hopefully when I buy it I will have similar luck.

Essie (Twin Sweater):

  • This is the PERFECT color that I would wear during fall. It’s a warm color that will work well with different looks. I have been searching high and low for this shade of red, wine-colored nail polish. And, I trust Essie brand for my nails. I also like that they aren’t too overpriced. Some brands can be ridiculous when it comes to prices, and I think Essie is the middle-of-the-road cost. Can I also mention that the name of the polish describes fall in a nutshell.

Maybellibe Color Tattoo Eyeshadow:

  • This eyeshadow is another product that I have read countless positive reviews about. I love the texture that Maybelline created in this product. Not only is it unique, but also from the reviews that I have seen, it lasts well throughout the day, which are two important factors that I take into consideration before purchasing an eyeshadow.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs So Fresh Perfume:

  • Everyone loves Daisy. Actually, everyone is obsessed with Daisy. I have walked by this scent in the mall numerous times and I have contemplated buying it more times that I can count. And, I fall in love with it time and time again. It has been on my wish list for months, so it is my mission to have this perfume by the end of the fall season. Trust me, it will happen. I will be broke but I will be happy and broke.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

  • I know that everyone and their mother has bought, used, and raved about this primer. However, I never officially joined this bandwagon since it has been popular, so I thought that now would be a great time to join the fan train. And, I ran out of my primer a few months ago and I realize a significant difference in my eye makeup since I stopped using it. So, now I am out looking for a new brand.

Essie (Saturday Disco Fever):

  • I love cobalt blue. It’s a gorgeous color to wear. And for some reason, I want to buy it. I don’t think it will look good on me and I am not sure if I would even wear it often, but I want to join the cobalt blue nail trend for the winter months. I don’t necessarily like the name of the polish, but I am a fan of Essie nail products so it’ll be fine.

Coach Poppy Freesia Blossom:

  • Yes, I know my addiction to perfume is very evident in this post, but in my defense, I haven’t purchased a perfume in a very long time. And, by a long time I mean since my birthday, which was less than six months ago. Okay, I suppose it’s fair to say I have a problem. I currently have the Coach Poppy perfume, but the Freesia Blossom scent smells incredible, delicious and wonderful in more ways than one. So, it’s necessary that I buy it along with my two Marc Jacobs’ perfumes.

Maybelline Lash Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner:

  • I have been on the hunt for a good liquid eyeliner for a very long time. I have never been happy with the liquid eyeliners that I have purchased in the past. So, finding a good quality liner is essential for me this fall. If anyone has suggestions about brands that they prefer for eyeliner, please let me know! Because I have struggles to find an eyeliner that I love.

I hope you all forgive me for not posting the last two days. When school work piles up, I have to remember that I am a student first. As much as I love sharing outfit ideas and beauty product suggestions with you all, I need to have a degree first. So, thank you for understanding! I hope you all enjoy the weekend, and, as always, I will talk to you all soon. Bye!