Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August Beauty Favorites

    August is usually a month that is not my favorite.  It's grossly hot and sticky and it means summer is almost over.  However, this August was different.  This August brought upon beautiful temperature and low humidity (until this week) AND the news that I got a new job.  After years of being a teaching assistant, after years of debating whether education was for me, I got a full time teaching position!  So August wasn't too shabby of a month for me.

   So on to the beauty products that I was reaching for in August, that great month!

*Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes*

I have been seeing Instagram pictures for months on the 3d lashes, and didn't really believe it.  Well in July my blogger biffer Tammy became a Younique Presenter and had a lash party.  I of course had to order some mascara and to support her and well-it was love at first application!  I loved it so much, that I decided to become a presenter myself!  
Click here to check out my site! So exciting!

*Cargo Blush in Mendocino*

I've had this Cargo blush for quite a while, and it seems like I reach for it every summer.  It's a bit on the shimmery side, but the deeper color just looks great on a tan, and almost replicates that little bit of sunburn on the cheeks that looks so youthful.

*Milani Baked Bronzer in Sunset*

Tammy sent me this when it didn't' work for her.  I'm glad she did, as it works beautifully for me!  This isn't a color I would contour with, as it has a bit of shimmer, but it's great to apply for a bit of a glow.  I will be using this as my summer tan begins to fade.

*Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeliner Trio in Warm Nude Eyes*

I bought this when Rite Aid was having their BOGO free deal on all Physician's Formula makeup.  It comes in a trio and this is my favorite color by far.  It looks beautiful smudged under the lash line and the slight shimmer helps brighten up the whites of my eyes.

*Physicans Formula Super BB All in 1 Beauty Balm Concealer in Light/Medium*

I also bought this during the BOGO event, and at first it wasn't love, but it has grown on me very quickly.  This is not an under eye concealer for those super exhausted days, but for a regular day this stuff works and really brightens.  Wait to buy this on sale, as Physicians Formula is ALWAYS on sale somewhere, some week!

Cargo Blush
Milani Bronzer
PF Eyeliner

What beauty products were you reaching for during the last official month of summer?  

Have you tried any of my August favorites?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Style Sunday: Make It Stop 2.0

     A while back, I posted some trends that I wish would just go away.  I had so much fun doing that, as I have some strong opinions regarding fashion- that I've decided to do it again!
     Fashion is so great, because it gives anyone and everyone the ability to express themselves without even seeing a word.  A trend that I loathe, may come from a place of hating or just disbelief.  A trend that I hate, may be a trend that you love and that's the best part of fashion- we don't have to agree!

This Off The Shoulder Trend

I love off the shoulder shirts, but this is one I just don't get.  I think it's only flattering on super skinny girls with small chests, so maybe that's why I dislike it?  It's just not a trend I can get behind!

The Midi Length Dress/Skirt

Maybe it's because I'm short, but I just wonder what real life woman this trend works on?  The midi length hits at the most unflattering part of the leg and just makes me look stumpy.  PASS!

Fringed Kimono

Here's one I will get a lot of flack for.  I am a fan of the kimono, actually quite like the kimono.  However, I'm not a fringed kimono fan.  I think it takes this from a trend to a costume.  

Short Overalls

Why?  Why are overalls coming back? I just can't get on board with this whole 90's resurgence.  There's a reason why it stayed in the past for so long, please keep it there!!

The Flatform Sandal

I'm posting about these for the SECOND time, because they just won't go away! The ugly sandal trend I can take with some colorful Birkenstocks, but the flatform?  I just can't!  I've seen these all over the fashion blogosphere, but never once have seen them on a person in real life.  

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I apologize if I offended anyone who may love one of these trends, this is just my personal opinion.  I had to write this post today, because I call this my "Joan Rivers post" and as my girl is fighting for her life I'm keeping her in my thoughts and prayers. <3 p="">

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Quick Tip: Preserve that Blowout

   I like to wash my hair as little as possible.  Before you think that sounds gross, it's not.  My hair could absorb half of the Atlantic Ocean and still be fine.  The best tip I found on preserving a blowout or maintaining any style longer, is to KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF!  The oils from your hands and your fingers transfer to your hair creating a big ol' mess.  This may be difficult for those of you nervous hair twirlers or flirtatious hair flippers (like myself), but the more you keep your hands off your hair, the longer your style will last!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Style Sunday: Warby Parker Review

    I am blind as a bat.  My vision has always been horrible and is continually getting worse.  When I go to buy glasses I usually can't spend less than a couple hundred due to the severity of my prescription.  When I started seeing all of these glasses websites pop up on the web advertising super cheap prices, I had to jump on the bandwagon.
      I've already done a review on one of these sites, called Firmoo.com, here.  However, I kept hearing raves about Warby Parker.  What I liked about Warby Parker was that you could pick out five frames to be sent to you to try on at home.  This is a brilliant idea as you can really play around with the different frames and get family and friends opinion.  Oh, did I also mention a complete pair of prescription glasses is $95??!!!

   I was so excited when I got my frames and couldn't wait to photograph them to see how they truly looked.

                                                                  Wilkie Greystone

Nedwin Summer Green

Langston Whiskey

Ramsay Jet Silver

Welty Plum Marblewood

    I was super impressed with the quality of all of these glasses.  Even the rimless glasses had some heft to them and were not flimsy by any means.  I also love the try on at home option.  It was fun to take pictures in them, try them on with different hair and makeup styles and got the input of my family and friends.  I also love that Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses to someone in need- what an amazing thing!

So, which pair did I pick?


    I am absolutely in love with these glasses!  They fit perfectly and give me just enough of the nerdy/chic look.  

   The process of ordering them was quite easy as well.  I didn't have an exact copy of my prescription so I provided Warby Parker with my eye doctor's information and they called him to get my information.  I would say it took about 11 days from the time I ordered until the time I got my glasses.  I think mine took a bit longer than usual due to the fact that they had trouble contacting my eye doctor.  They come packaged beautifully with a hard case and soft pouch as well as a cleaning cloth.  You also have 30 days to return them in case you aren't in love with them.

    I will only be purchasing my glasses from Warby Parker from now on.  My one and only complaint? My prescription is SO bad that they can't do it for sunglasses.  I don't understand the science behind it, but they are unable to do it with the glass that they use.  So I will still have to spend hundreds on my prescription sunnies. :(

   Have you ever ordered glasses online?  Do you agree with my frames decision? 

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