FOTD | Go-To Fall Eyes #2

Hi my loves!

Hope you are all having an awesome week! Today I wanted to share a quick glimpse at another upcoming installment to my fall eye series. Another natural every day eye, but instead of being matte, I added a bit of shimmer to the lids. The cheeks and lips are soft and compliment this look very well.
I love how the lips glow with this look! I think I'm in love with this lip combination for sure. Great combo and looks absoultely stunning. For two lip products I hate, they look great together on my lips.

I do plan to do a tutorial on this look sometime soon because I absolutely love this look for an everyday eye look since it sparkles without being to glittery and messy.


Tutorial | Subtle Emerald Smokes

The end of 2013 is nearing and I decided to get as much use of this fall's color of the year which Emerald according to Pantone. I'm much more excited about Spring 2014's color of the year, but we'll save that for the month of March shall we!

Emerald is such a pretty color that sometimes goes unnoticed in the beauty world. I wanted to play it up a bit and see if I could personally pull off the eyeshadow on the lid and not just the lower lashline or waterline. This Emerald definitely gives a seductive look to the makeup and I even got tons of compliments when wearing it. That should tell me something . . . shouldn't it?!
This look is surrounded by one of my favorite bold eyeshadows from Lancome called The Fab Life. It's a gorgeous, rich, bold emerald-teal green that just pops out and looks flawless. I wanted to do a subtle smoky eye with Emerald and I think I pulled it off.

Want to get this look? Check out the products below.


Lippie Round-Up | October with Swatches

Happy Friday my loves!!!!

Hope all is well for everyone! Today I'll be busy at the doctors office for another sonogram to check up on the little one and reconfirm the gender once more. Quite excited about that so I can seriously start shopping and have my baby shower already -- lol. Since today is such a laid back day, I wanted to share a swatch post and video on the lipsticks and glosses I have purchased throughout October. I figured the beginning of every month I can do a round-up with swatches of all the new lipsticks and lip glosses I've purchased for that month as a fun way to show the colors and just keep my blog afloat!

There are a ton of lip swatches so you can watch the video if you don't want to view all 15+ pictures and read mini "reviews"

These are all drugstore lipsticks as I am a drugstore lipstick lover. I have an obsession with lipsticks -- mainly drugstore ones from Revlon and Maybelline -- because they are not only affordable, but pigmented and apply so smoothly. I've also been loving lip gloss lately as well! Doing post like this once a month will help you to see the true color on my skin complexion and compare it to yours. These will be taken in natural light so you can see how true to color each lipstick is.

Lipstick Swatches -
Maybelline Color Sensational in Blissful Berry #410
Blissful Berry is a gorgeous deep berry with purple undertones. Creamy formulation and applies smoothly on the lips. It is very hydrating and last a long time on the lips. It can come off a bit pinkish depending on the lighting and your complexion, but it's a stunning fall color.
L'Oreal Colour Caresse in Pink Vinyl #183
Pink Vinyl looks like an opaque bright hot pink in the tube, but on the lips it gives such a sheer wash of color. It is a cool-toned blue based pink. You may have to apply more than 3 coats for it to be as opqaue as the color in tube, but it's a great pink to pop on top of a nude lipstick that is too light for you to wear.
L'Oreal Colour Riche in Wisteria Rose #251


Top 5 | Favorite Mascaras

Hello my loves!

Today I wanted to share my top 5 mascaras with you all. I'm a huge mascara person verses a lash kind of girl. Lashes are fun for those simply days of wearing bright lipstick or special occasions, but mascara is one of my key weapons. Mascara helps to open your eyes for any look. You can go from flirty to sultry to bedroom eyes in seconds with a good mascara.
I have a ton of mascaras that I love to use, but lately, these are the ones that have been gravitating towards since the beginning of summer. I have purchased these over and over again. I have a combination of drugstore and high end mascaras to appeal to all types of beauty buyers. Each mascara does different things for my lashes which goes great with however I want my lashes to look.

#1 - Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara (waterproof) -
Now, mega volume goes mega plush. Our first gel-mousse mascara with 40% less hard waxes for massive volume with a supple touch. Extra-soft, patented Flexor Brush caresses lashes. Lashes never brittle or flaky. Retails for about $7.99 USD.
First lash shot: No Mascara.
Second lash shot: With 3 Coats of Mascara.
I love how this mascara helps to define my lashes and separates them. It doesn't give me length or volume, but it defines them and makes them black. The gel formula was weird at first because I'm not use to that kind of consistency, but as I used it I began to realize that it coats my lashes well and even though it's waterproof my lashes still feel soft and smooth. This is definitely my favorite basic every day mascara.

#2 - Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara -


Storage | Lipstick, Lip Gloss & Lip Liners

Hello my loves!

This post is about storage and organization -- specifically for lipsticks, lip glosses and lip liners. For a long time I was storing my lipsticks in small containers, my glosses in a makeup bag and my liners in a pencil case. Since getting my new makeup cabinet, I've organized and reorganized my lipstick cabinet several times. I am now happy with how I have it set up thus far. I do plan to get a few acrylic holders and drawers to put inside once I move back to NJ, but in the meantime I love how I have everything set up.
Lippie cabinet inside my pink and white makeup "armoire"
If you would like to just see the video watch it below, if you want to read on about how I store my products and where I purchased everything from skip ahead...

As you can see from the video or picture above, I have a ton of lip products! I am a sworn lip junkie, lipstick addict, lippie hoarder -- whatever you want to call it that's me! It has taken me months to find a way or system in which I could see all of my products, categorize each item and visually see them at the same time. It is not the best set up, but for the time being it works out well for me!


Style File | Mustard, Lace & Burgundy

Afternoon my loves!

Here is my first fashion post of many more to possibly come while I'm pregnant. I've been asked to share some tips and looks since I am pregnant...six months pregnant to be exact. A lot of females feel like they can't be fashionable or dress up because of a baby bump. That's a lie! I will say, at first I felt that way because nothing...I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in my wardrobe really fit me. Either they were too tight, too small or too big. I mean I literally had to take a full day and physically try on my clothing to see what I could wear these last 3 months and I wanted to cry. I don't look big by any means and I've only gained 13.5lbs so far, but seeing my clothes not fit me was terrible...mostly because this was an unplanned pregnancy (but my fiance and I are happy)

Nonetheless, my fiance has been taking me shopping and I've had some pieces that were originally to big for me before I was even pregnant so now I can rock them. With the Holidays coming up and my baby shower, I plan to dress to impress and to still feel like myself!

When I first found out I was pregnant, I knew that I would have a winter baby, so I already stated to myself that leggings would be my key bottom piece in my wardrobe. Sort of my maternity staple because it grows with my belly, it's comfortable and I don't have to worry much about out growing them as I get bigger.

The outfit I put together at first didn't look right to me, but once I put it on and looked in the mirror I was completely happy with the outcome:
6 months pregnancy and fashionable!
I've been dying to wear this top for a long time and I always wanted to pair mustard and burgundy together for fall because they look amazing together.

Here's a video I put together on YouTube showing the full outfit with my two footwear options and in depth details about where I got each piece from...

I will say, I've had that mustard top for over a 1 year or two and never wore it because I was so small, but with a growing belly it fits like a glove and definitely accentuates my growing bump and expanding curves.

Tutorial | Go-To Fall Eyes #1

Happy 1st of November my loves!

Hope you all had a fabulous October and Halloween. I just stayed in, ate ice cream and played tag with my little one! As you can see, I am still on a roll with these blog posts. Got a mission to complete before January!!!

Today's post is on a fall eye look that I will be going to most of fall. This is only one out of three fall eye looks I'll be using for every day wear when I'm not sure of what to wear makeup wise. Everything you see will be the same except for the liner on my waterline, lipstick color and blush of course. I wanted to do an eye look that would pop, but still be dark, yet subtle. Somethng that wouldn't take away from my outfits, hairstyle or lip color of choice.

For this look, I decided to play around in my Inglot shadows. I've had this palette since July and really haven't given it much love, so for the next couple months I'll be on an Inglot high! I love the quality of their shadows AND not to mention the price point!
Instagram pic!
Check out the tutorial to get a step-by-step look:

If you like this look, but find that the lip color is too dark for your liking, you could always wear a red, pink, purple or nude. If you're daring, try this out with a black or blue lipstick. I'm sure it would look stunning!

For a list of the products I used to create this look, read below and see if you have any of these items or something similar.

Haul | Rite Aid Makeup Buys

Hello my loves!

What a beautiful day we are having for the start of November! I can't believe there is only 1 month left in 2013 -- OMG! That means...Thanksgiving is around the corner, Christmas is coming up and my baby boy will be here in a matter 2 and a half months!!!! So exciting, but nerve wrecking. For this first post of November, I will be sharing with you all some things I purchased from Rite Aid about a week ago.

I initially went to rite aid for some pregnancy snacks that will suit my teeth issues (need a root canal and extraction after my little one is born), but of course I can never pass up the opportunity to browse in the makeup and skincare aisle. That would be a disgrace! LOL. Luckily I did and boy were they having a massive sale on cosmetics. BOGO, 30-50% off certain cosmetic lines...I was in heaven.

If you want to see the haul video and not read through all my writing check it out below, if so watch the video and read more info:

Of course the first thing I get drawn to are lippies. I can admit I am a huge lip junkie -- be it lipstick, lip gloss or lip stain. Now I'm getting addicted to lip liners...such a sad day for my pockets. However, I came out running with some amazing products that I want to share with you all!!!

Nail Polish
Due to majority of my nail polish being in storage and not knowing if we (my family and I) lost the storage or not I wanted to start rebuilding my collection just in case we did lose it (tear*).
This is a beautiful creme color. It caught my eye the moment I walked into rite aid. It's a Brucci Nail Hardener Polish in Victoria's Blue Eyes and it retails for $3.49 USD.

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