Fashion

Style Tips For A Fast & Fabulous Fall Wardrobe Transition

With Summer now a month behind us, we are tasked with the hassle of swapping out our bikinis for beanies and our crop-tops for trench coats.

That’s right. It’s time to transition from Summer Style to Fall Fashion.

Unfortunately though, our wardrobes can only gradually evolve along with the slow and steady rise and fall of seasonal temperature changes. It’s not as if the weather transforms from “Sunny in the Summer” to “Frosty in the Fall” overnight, right?

But all that really means is that we should be progressively integrating warmer clothes, longer sleeves, and more layers to our preexisting Summer wardrobes as the temperatures drop.

Then by the time the temperature and all of the leaves are done falling, our Fall wardrobes will finally feel finished!

The only true challenge however, is finding ways to remain fabulous and avoid appearing tacky or tasteless during that brief transitional stage. This task is especially difficult because the left over Summer heat makes most Fall clothing too hot to wear during the day, and with Fall weather starting to creep in, the mornings and evenings are entirely too chilly to be wearing tank tops, mini dresses,  or shorts.

Fortunately though, I’ve discovered a few ways to style my outfits during awkward periods of weather such as this, all without sacrificing the ensembles “fab-factor” or my own comfort.


TAKING ON THE TRANSITION

I know this may seem obvious,  but the first thing to consider when choosing your OOTD is the weather. Of course if it’s raining you should instantly grab a jacket and forget about those suede booties, but that’s not really what I’m talking about.

I’m talking about opening up that weather app on your phone and actually checking the high and low temperatures for the day. And I’m not sure if it’s the same case everywhere, but Georgia weather tends to fluctuate pretty drastically between morning, day, and night during the early weeks of Fall.

What that means is, morning hours this time of year are generally a little bit chilly, especially on windier days. By early afternoon the temperatures could be up by 20°F-25°F. Combine those temperatures with potential humidity and a sunny Fall afternoon can start to feel like another sticky and sweaty Summer day.

Not cool if you’re still wearing that long sleeve shirt and pair of suffocating skinny jeans that you put on earlier that morning while it was still cold.

And that is exactly why checking the hourly forecast before getting dressed each day is so important. That way you can plan your outfit accordingly!


 EARLY FALL OUTFITS

So during the early stages of fall, its super easy to style some of the shirts you wore in the summer with a pair of jeans and ankle booties. I’m a huge fan of distressed denim, and I always aim for medium, light, or completely black washed jeans.


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It’s also super easy to accessorize with a brimmed hat and/or statement necklace like I did here. I actually handmade the necklace I’m wearing (along with 4 others) using the tip from a real deer antler, and gold plated chain.

Of course, I had to wear this outfit with my favorite gray suede ankle booties. If I could buy every pair of ankle booties I laid eyes on, I probably would lol.


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My next early Fall ensemble is very similar to the first. I wore the same denim jeans and brimmed hat, however I added a white crochet infinity scarf and I’m wearing a lighter colored shirt.


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I also swapped out my gray ankle booties for these adorable suede chukka boots that I purchased from Forever 21.


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I almost forgot to mention that this gray dolphin hem tee was also snagged from my Summer wardrobe, and I was easily able to transform the entire outfit just by adding in some Fall accessories.



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MID FALL OUTFITS

The key to transitioning into the later and colder stages of Fall are honestly pretty simple, but I bet you didn’t know that you could still be utilizing some of those things from Summer!


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In the outfit I’m modeling above, I’m actually wearing the same shirt I featured in outfit #1! I’m also still wearing the same denim jeans that I’ve worn throughout all the other outfits, as well as my Forever 21 suede chukka boots from outfit #2.


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This particular outfit however, is styled with my favorite leather jacket with wool blended sleeves and a hood. The whole outfit is beautifully tied together with another one of my deer antler tip nacklaces, which provides just enough excitement to the look without over-accessorizing.


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Overall, this has been one of my favorite outfits to wear so far this Fall, and I have already gotten tons of compliments. The best part about this outfit however is that it is easy to put together, and it allows me to look casual without sacraficing style.




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LATE FALL OUTFITS

When a jacket and pair of pants are no longer enough to keep warm, my favorite way to heat up an outfit is to add in a blanket scarf!


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Here I wore the same exact outfit as before, but by adding the blanket scarf I felt instantly 10° warmer. Blanket scarves are larger, and when folded, much thicker than most other scarves, and I always feel much warmer and cozier whenever I have my favorite blanket scarf wrapped around my neck. Not to mention, way more stylish too!


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The reason I featured different variations of the same outfit was to show exactly how an outfit can either be dressed up or down depending on the weather, or temperature of the room that you’re in.

Regardless of whether I was outside and huddled in my blanket scarf, or indoors where I was comfortably warm and able to remove my jacket, I looked equally as stylish.

I was also able to gain more use out of a summer top all throughout the fall season, thus saving more money on expanding my wardrobe.

But that’s all that I have to share today, and I hope you all enjoyed my post! Remember to keep warm this Fall, and try to stay healthy throughout the cold and flu season.

Please feel free to comment below and tell me what you thought of this post and the outfits that I featured, and make sure you visit the links I provided for Rainbow and American Eagle Outfitters to shop some amazing Fall Fashion!

I’ll have more exciting posts coming at you again soon, so keep an eye out in the upcoming weeks! Love you all, and have a fabulous day!

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20 Fall Outfits To Try This Season

Fall is my favorite season for fashion, hands-down. I literally can’t wait to pull out all of my distressed denim, sweaters, tunics, boots, and scarves!

And I’ve already been shopping and prepping for my seasonal wardrobe transition, so I’m beyond ready for the leaves to start falling.

But I’ve also been on the prowl for some tasty new outfit inspiration on Pinterest lately, and I thought I’d share my favorite finds… Which, of course, I will be copying in the very near future! Lol

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FALL FASHION INSPO

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Suede Ultra-Long Coat, Strappy Heels, Denim Skinnies

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Long Waterfall Coat, Over The Knee Boots

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Off The Shoulder Top, Distressed Denim Skinnies

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Solid V-Neck Cami, Black Distressed Denim Skinnies, Chunky Heels

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Sleeveless Mock-Neck Sweater, Black Distressed Denim Skinnies, Ankle Booties

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: 70’s Style High Waisted Bell Bottoms, Tucked Short Sleeve Tee

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Faux Fur Vest Over Long Sleeve Top, Leggings, Ankle Booties, Leg Warmers

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Denim Jacket, White Distressed Denim Skinnies, Ankle Booties

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Long Waterfall Coat, White Distressed Denim Skinnies, Heeled Ankle Booties

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Distressed Denim Skinnies, Ultra-Long Sleeveless Knit Cardigan Over Long Sleeve Top, Floppy Hat, Heeled Ankle Booties

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Denim Skinnies, Ultra-Long Cardigan, Plain White Tee, Heeled Ankle Booties

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Long Sleeve Striped Top, Puffer Vest, Leggings, “Hunter” Brand Rain Boots, Leg Warmers

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: “Timberland” Style Boots, Distressed Denim Skinnies, 4 Top Layers (Solid Tee, Plaid Flannel Shirt, Hooded Long Sleeve Jacket, Puffer Vest

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Ultra-Long Waterfall Cardigan, Distressed Denim Skinnies, V-Neck Tee, Floppy Hat

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tunic Top, Distressed Denim Cuffed Skinnies, Heeled Ankle Booties

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Long-Line Long Sleeve Off The Shoulder Top, Denim Skinnies, Ankle Booties

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Utility Jacket, Striped Top, Blanket Scarf, Leggings, Ankle Booties

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Oversized Long Sleeve Sweater, Blanket Scarf, Over The Knee Boots

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Denim Jacket, Striped Tee, Black Distressed Denim Ankle Skinnies, White Running Shoes, Knit Beanie

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THIS OUTFIT’S KEY ELEMENTS: Long-Line Side-Slit Sweater, Leather Jacket, Black Distressed Denim Skinnies, “Timberland” Boots

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Well, that’s all of the inspiration I can offer for today! But please leave a comment and let me know what you all think about these Fall Outfit Ideas, and be sure to follow my blog if you don’t already!

Have a fantastic Monday everybody! See you next time.

Top 10 Makeup Favorites | Reviews & Swatches

I’ve spent way more money on makeup recently than I’d like to admit, but that has led me to discover a lot of great products that I am able to wear with pride and confidence.

Suddenly, doing my makeup everyday has turned from a chore to a fun and artistic activity that I enjoy doing day after day. I get to experiment with different products and pallets of color, using my own fresh clean face as a canvas each morning.

Of course, this has only been possible with the use of my wonderful selection of quality makeup products. Otherwise I would be applying my makeup in frustration, continuously trying and failing to get the desired effect, and finding myself disappointed with the final result.


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Thankfully though, that is no longer the case. Now it’s so much easier for me to create a look that makes me feel beautiful, I dont have to repeatedly correct any mistakes or mishaps, and I don’t need to worry about mid-day touch-ups.

With the correct tools at my disposal, beauty has become more like a hobby of mine than a task on my list of things to do during my morning routine.

So for the sake of your sanity and for all of those who have to look at you throughout the day (lol, just kidding), I’m going to share my favorite new products that can better your beauty without the added stress and frustration.


NEW MAKEUP FAVORITES


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1. ECOTOOLS MAKEUP BRUSHES

I was given a set of ecotools makeup brushes for my birthday when I was younger, and I just recently decided to try them out again.

So I ended up buying two brushes from their eye collection, and I have to say that I’m in love. The two I purchased are dual ended, so really its like I have four new brushes instead of only two.

Their brushes are so soft and fluffy, and they pick up product very well. You can easily tell they are quality made, and the hairs don’t fly out or lose their original definitive shape.

2. MILANI MAKE IT LAST SETTING SPRAY

Now I haven’t tried too many setting sprays, but I don’t need to try them all to know that this spray is one of the best for its price.

It comes in a translucent bottle, which helps to determine the amount you have left. It also sprays in an ultra fine mist and dries quickly, without leaving an ultra shiny or wet finish to your face.

Using the elf setting spray, I noticed the product wouldn’t come out evenly from the bottle, leaving white drops on my face where larger amounts of product had joined together. This didnt matter much once it dried, however it was inconvenient. The elf setting spray also left my face looking extremely shiny/sweaty after drying.

Another aspect of the Milani spray that I love, is that it doesn’t drown out the shimmer of my shimmery eyeshadows. I sometimes noticed this happening with other setting sprays. Not to mention it has great lasting power, and does exactly what it’s supposed to by keeping my makeup looking fresh all day long.

3. MAYBELLINE LINE STILETTO LIQUID EYELINER

I have been using liquid formulas for winged eyeliner for years, but I never liked how many of the pointed wands were either to thick or two thin. The other liquid liner I liked, which had the ideally sized pointed wand, was made out of a material that sometimes became flimsy towards the very tip after long term use. This would make it difficult to achieve a sharp point when drawing on winged eyeliner.

The tip of this wand however, is made of a much sturdier material that is able to maintain its shape throughout its lifetime of use. It’s also the ideal size for drawing on both a thick line above the upper lashes and sharp points for the ends of your wings, unlike the ultra thin applicators that take forever just to draw on a thick line.

4. REVLON BROW FANTACY BROW GEL & PENCIL

I purchased this gel and pencil duo in the shade light brown. This is actually the first time I’ve used a pencil for filling in my eyebrows, and I love that it also comes with a gel.

What I didnt like about other brow formulas I’ve tried is that they always appear too dark. As a brunette this may not seem like that big of an issue, but dark bold brows doesn’t fair for anyone unless they have black hair.

This pencil, however, is much more subtle and natural looking than gel formulas that you’d apply with an angled brush. The gel also helps fill in color without leaving smudges of color on the skin around the edges of your brows.

Lastly, I like that it does a firm job of taming my wildly long eyebrow hairs without causing them to look stiff, glued together, or stuck to my skin.

5. MAYBELLINE MASTER CAMOUFLAGING CONCEALER

When I bought this concealer, I was looking for a lighter shade that I could apply under my eyes (bridge of my nose, center of forehead, chin, etc.) to help me achieve more contrast when highlighting and contouring my face.

I ended up purchasing this formula in the shade 20 Light, and I’m pretty pleased with it so far. It doesn’t have the dense coverage that I’ve seen from other concealers, but it also doesn’t feel heavy or cakey.

Its formula is light enough that it allows my skin to breathe and doesn’t crease, but it still provides me with enough of the extra coverage and lightening power you’d expect from other concealers.

6. REVLON ULTRA HD MATTE LIPCOLOR

I am beyond obsessed with this lipcolor formula, and the shade. I purchased the shade HD Forever (645), and I am undoubtedly in love. The wand is much like that of a lip gloss, with a soft applicator tip, and the formula feels creamy and hydrating.

Different from matte lipsticks, this formula doesn’t dry out your lips or make them look cracked or flakey. When it’s first applied it looks shiny and feels like a moisturizing butter, but it dries to a matte finish. Which is perfect because I can’t stand to have a shiny lip, never have.

The color also lasts forever, and I mean forever! After hours of wear, when I can’t even feel any product left on my lips, the color is still matte and bold.

When swatching the lip color on my arm (see swatches in photo found later in post) and removing the product with a makeup remover wipe, I still noticed a trace of color left on the area where the lip color had been.

This can be a bad thing when you’re wanting to wash off your makeup or ready to try a different shade, but that just goes to show it has some incredible lasting power.

7. RIMMEL LONDON LASTING FINISH MAKEUP PRIMER

If you’ve ever used Elf makeup primers, then you’re familiar with the thick, sort of plaster like texture that it has right? Well this primer doesn’t have that kind of texture.

This primer has a consistency similar to that of a lotion, which feels much more comfortable on the skin. Upon doing a side by side comparison between the two on the back of my hand, I found that the primer by Rimmel London also had a luminous finish while the Elf primer simply had a matte finish.

Further in my comparison, I didn’t find much of a difference after applying concealer. But when I went on to apply eyeshadow over the concealer, I noticed the eyeshadow went on more evenly over the side that had been primed with the Rimmel London primer.

When I applied the same eyeshadow with the same brush to the side that was primed with Elf, the shadow seemed to go on more heavily on the areas where I started and changed direction with my brush (the left and right sides of a straight line), while the middle area looked a little lighter.

I also noticed it was easier to rub off the eyeshadow with my finger on the side that had been primed by elf. The colors were dulled down and with harder rubbing the products would cake up into little flakes and brush off.

It took more effort to rub off and dull the colors of the shadow I had applied on the side where I used the Rimmel London primer. It also didnt get flakey when I rubbed with more force like it had on the side used with Elf.


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8. MAYBELLINE ROCKET VOLUME EXPRESS MASCARA

Believe me when I say I’m a huge mascara connoisseur. I’ve bought and tested a different kind of mascara each time I went shopping for makeup (3 or 4 times just within the past 2 weeks), and I’ve compared not just those, but all the mascaras I’ve used throughout my lifetime by their formulas, and their lengthening and volumizing capabilities.

Let me tell you that this is my favorite mascara that I’ve used in a very long time, if not ever. When searching for a mascara in the store, the first thing I search for is a package that advertises both length and volume. Next, I look at the wand.

I NEVER purchase a mascara that uses a wand that looks like a pipe cleaner. You know, the wands that are just like the basic disposable ones that you can buy in bulk? I always search for a wand that has plastic or hard rubbery bristles to separate the lashes (see photo).


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This mascara has both the ideal brush and formula for achieving long, clump-free lashes with bold volume. Other mascaras may have a formula that is too thin in consistency, which will give you longer lashes but cause them to look too thin.

Some formulas, and sometimes the wand, can’t help but cause the mascara to get icky and clumpy. The formula could either be prone to dryness and result in unwanted clumps, or the design of the wand may cause the product to collect into clumps all over the bristles.

The formula of the Rocket Volume mascara however, is perfect. It has a thick consistency that, when combined with its amazing wand, gives your lashes a full and more voluminous look while separating and lengthening each lash. It also stays nice and moist, preventing clump build up.

In the photo above you can also see the wand from the Maybelline Line Stiletto Liner that I mentioned earlier.

9. RIMMEL LONDON SCULPTING PALETTE BY KATE MOSS

This palette has to be one of my top 3 or 4 favorite products in my makeup collection right now. I have the shade 003 Golden Brown, and it has a light shimmery tan/nude highlight illuminer shade, a matte dark brown contour sculpter shade, and a gorgeous light salmon colored blush that has a faint orange shimmer.

These colors are so beautiful together, and they are extremely pigmented. The shimmery highlighter and blush also reflect the light incredibly well and I honestly feel drop dead gorgeous when I wear it. It adds the perfect amount and shades of color, and makes my skin look glowey and flawless. I really don’t even know how I ever lived without this palette, nor will I ever go without using it again.


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The swatches truly don’t give this palette the justice it deserves, and I seriously order you all to go to your local Wal-Mart makeup department and buy this product. Because if you don’t already have this palette, you’re losing at life and I fucking mean that lol.

You can also check out the swatches of my Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor (Shade 645 HD Forever) and my Maybelline Master Camoflaging Concealer (Shade 20 Light) in the photo above. Keep in mind that the Lipcolor had not yet dried when I took this photo, and the actual finish is not glossy like it appears. The lipcolor dries to a totally matte finish, and also remember that each of the color swatches pictured above may appear different in the photo than they actually appear in real life (thanks to my shitty camera and lack of natural light).

10. FLOWER SHIMMER & SHADE EYESHADOW PALETTE

Holy hell you guys, this eyeshadow is phenomenal. I have the Golden Natural ES3 palette and I literally use almost all of the 10 shades on a daily basis. And by that I mean I like the mix and blend their colors together in a bunch of different ways, and it makes for absolutely stunning eyeshadow looks.

This palette comes with a total of 7 ultra pigmented shimmery shades and 3 ultra pigmented matte shades (that do have a couple of sparkles here and there if you look close enough). They range from almost a white shimmer, to a light yellow gold, to an orange and bronzey gold, to a bronze. These shades are incredibly stunning, and you would be shocked at how bold they are.

The colors just go on so easily and blend like a champ, there’s honestly nothing more that you could ask for in a palette. Its got brilliant sparkle and color, fantastic lasting time, and some of the shades can double as a highlighter or bronzer.

Their lightest matte shade is my #1 favorite transition shade of all time, and I couldn’t NOT use at least 4 colors from this palette every single day if I tried. I’m telling you, this palette is DA BOMB, and much like my Kate Moss Sculpting Palette, you are fucking losing at life if you don’t go to Wal-Mart and buy this product now.


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Oh! And I almost forgot to mention that it comes with a fucking incredible blending brush that’s valued at $6! It is literally one of the softest brushes that I have and definetally one of my favorites in my brush collection, just as this palette is my #1 favorite shadow palette right now.


Well, we’ve covered A LOT of amazing makeup products today, and I highly recommend each and every one. Plus, all of the products I mentioned are affordable and great for both beginners and those that are more advanced at doing their makeup.

And despite the fact that the prices on these products aren’t down right outrageous and extremely expensive, I think they’re just as good, if not better than similar products you’d find at Sephora. Just try them for yourself if you haven’t already and tell me what you think!

Lastly, if you’d like to share some of your current favorite makeup products, just mention them in the comments! I’m always on the lookout for the next best in beauty products, so I’d love to hear any and all of your suggestions.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed today’s post and I’m looking forward to hearing about your own experiences with the products I mentioned. Thanks so much for reading everyone! Until next time my lovelies. ❤

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Product Review | NYX Ultimate Shadow Palett USP03 – Warm Neutrals

So if you read my last post New Major Makeup Haul & Firey Makeup Of The Day, then you already know that I recently bought the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette.

Now, mind that I’m not really the kind of girl who spends a bunch of money on eyeshadow palettes all of the time. I only began wearing eyeshadow on a regular basis just recently, and most of the shadow palettes that I already own were given to me as gifts.

That being said, the NYX Ultimate Warm Neutrals Shadow Palette is the first palette I’ve purchased myself that actually costs more than $5, so I was incredibly excited to try it and even more excited to share my findings!

First of all, this particular palette contains 16 different shades. There are a total of 8 matte colors, and it also has 7 colors that shimmer.

The “Warm Neutrals” colors range all the way from light light nudes, browns, reds and dark purples, to pinks and oranges.

Being that I have blue eyes, I had actually been looking for a palette geared towards reddish and orange colors, simply because blue and orange are complimentary colors and these kinds of shades really make my eyes pop.

 


 

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COST

So the NYX Ultimate Warm Neutrals Palette is generally pretty cheap, as far as quality eyeshadow palettes go. I mean, I’m one of the cheapest people in the world and I was still willing to buy it lol.

Anyway, I bought my palette from Target for only $17.99, and I was fine with spending more money than I normally would because I actually like the range of colors that it has. It was exactly what I went in searching for, and I was happy with my purchase.

 

APPLICATION

As far as application goes, I’m pretty impressed with how vibrant the colors look on the skin. A lot of the time colors will look incredible on the palette, but once its on your face it just doesn’t look as bold.

Another thing that’s great about this eyeshadow is that picking up the powder with a brush is effortless.

I absolutely hate when you have to continuously rub your brush in the product in order to get a reasonable enough amount to apply to your lid. I see this problem with a lot of cheaper drug store like shadows (mainly just the colors that shimmer).

 

LASTING TIME

This eyeshadow has INCREDIBLE lasting time! It’s unbelievable! I can wear my eyeshadow all day long and all through the work day, even with the heat and humidity of summer in the south. I personally have never had an eyeshadow that, at the end of the day, looked almost exactly the same as it did when I first put it on.

The colors don’t seem to fade or dull down. They keep their vibrancy and boldness after hours of wear. They could even last until the following day if you chose not to wash off your makeup!

 


 

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The colors are absolutely perfect for blue eyes, and would probably be great for any eye color honestly. I just love how this palette makes my eyes look so bold and blue.

And not to mention all of the compliments I’ve gotten when wearing this eyeshadow. I literally hear “wow, you have such pretty eyes,” or “who does your makeup? It looks amazing,” at least 1-2 times a day. Which of course feels awesome, soo..

I definitely recommend the NYX brand in general, but without a doubt suggest you try out this Ultimate Warm Neutrals Palette. It truly is a great product that I not only enjoy wearing, but enjoy applying and experimenting with.

So give it a shot, and let me know what you think. Or just leave a comment telling me about your personal favorite shadow palette and what makes it so great!

Anyway, I hope you guys have enjoyed today’s post. Thanks so much for reading! I’ll hopefully have more fun content for you guys later on this week, so be on the look out, and try to have a not so shitty Monday!

 

 

New Major Makeup Haul & Firey Makeup Of The Day

Hey everybody! I know that It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m so excited to be back today to share my most recent makeup haul and MOTD!

So earlier this week, I felt desperate to find a new eyeshadow pallet to experiment with, as well as additional makeup brushes. That being said, I took a little trip to Target so that I could browse through their selection of makeup products.

After walking in a complete circle around the entire store in search of their beauty section, I finally found what I was looking for. When it was all said and done, I had spent a total of $63 on nothing but makeup and that was well above the amount of money I intended to spend.

But oh well… I’m very happy with the haul I walked away with that day! Now let me show you everything that I got:

 


 

ELF EYE BRUSHES

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So target offered a great deal on elf makeup brushes, where prices ranged from just $1-5 per brush! I bought…

  1. Eye Crease Brush ($1)
  2. Defining Eye Brush ($1)
  3. Concealer Brush ($1)
  4. Basic Shadow Brush ($3)
  5. Angled Eyebrow Brush #203 ($5)

 


 

MORE ELF, COVERGIRL, AND MAYBELLINE PRODUCTS

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I didn’t exactly have any of these items on my “shopping list” before I arrived, but I decided to give these next few products a try once I saw them on the shelf during my search.

  1. Elf Blemish Control Face Primer ($6)
  2. Elf Lip Primer And Plumper Duo ($3)
  3. Elf Makeup Remover Pen (Not Pictured – $3)
  4. Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Mascara ($7.99)
  5. Maybelline Eye Liner Pencil (Not Pictured – $4.99)

 


 

NYX AND WET WILD

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  Even though I never imagined I would actually spend over $10 on an eyeshadow pallet (I know, I’m super cheap), I decided to raise the bar this time. After all, that was the whole reason I made the trip to target in the first place!

  1. NYX Ultimate Shadow Pallet USP03 ($17.99)

I also wanted to get a new pressed contouring powder, because every time I try to apply my loose powder it looks too heavy.

2.   Wet n Wild Powder Contouring Pallet 749A ($4.99)

 


 

I’ll be writing a detailed review on the NYX Eyeshadow later on this week, so make sure to check it out! Meanwhile, here are some close-ups of the different colors from this amazing pallet!

 

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Well, thank you all so much for reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post, and don’t forget to look out for a full review on my new NYX Shadow Pallet sometime this week!

Until next time my loves! ❤

Quick Money Saving Hacks That Will Give You The Perfect Eyebrows

We all have our favorite beauty hacks. Like using baby powder as a dry shampoo or running our freshly painted nails under cold water to make them dry faster.

But today I’m gonna share my favorite hack to achieving fleek worthy eyebrows, without spending all that money on the designated products.

 


SLEEK BROW CHEAT SHEET

 

1. Instead of wasting money on a special brush for grooming and combing all of your little eyebrow hairs into place, just grab an old tube of mascara and rinse all of the remaining makeup from the wand, and voila! You now have an amazing brow brushing tool, and you didn’t have to spend an extra dime.

 

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2. You don’t need to buy a designated “eyebrow gel” in order to keep your brow’s perfect shape in place. Just dab a little bit of regular old hair gel onto your new nifty wand and comb it through your brows, shaping them as you go. Then you just have to let the gel dry, rinse off your wand’s bristles with warm water, and you’re all done!

 

 

 

3. There’s no reason to buy an eyebrow pencil or makeup made specifically for coloring in your brows. All you need is an angled brush and a light-dark brown colored eye shadow from your huge collection of shadow pallets. Lightly dab your angled brush into the shadow color of your choice, tap your brush to remove any excess powder, and fill in your brows. The angled brush will ensure you end up with nice clean edges, and the gel you used from the second step will keep the powder from blending and smudging  as long as it’s still a little damp.

 

 


Have any of you already tried these hacks? Or do you have a genius eyebrow hack of your own to share? Just tell me all about it in the comments! And remember to leave your opinion regarding this brow beauty hack below as well!

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post and look forward to seeing more content from me later on this week! Have an amazing day everyone, and thanks for reading.

10 Different Ways To Style Thigh High Boots In The Summer | Summer Outfit Inspiration

Thigh high boots are one of the trendiest style staples we’ve seen this year, no doubt. And though we usually consider boots to be a part of fall and winter attire, it would be an absolute shame if we let this extraordinarily fabulous trend die during the hot summer months.

That’s why I went on journey to find various different ways that we can incorporate thigh high boots into our summer wardrobes, thus keeping the trend alive.

 


10 WAYS TO WEAR THIGH HIGHS DURING SUMMER

 

 

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Thigh high boots styled with a basic short sleeve tee, tucked into a pair of light wash distressed denim shorts. Complete the look with a plaid flannel shirt tied around the waist.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a collared button up shirt dress with a curved hem. A belt or braided tie can be added around the waist if desired.

 

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Thigh high boots paired with a fitted sleeveless mock neck crop top or bodysuit, tucked under a high waist button up denim mini skirt.

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Thigh high boots styled with fishnet or sheer translucent stockings and an over sized rock band tour tee, with or without distressed denim shorts and/or denim jacket.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a puffy 3/4 sleeve off the shoulder crop top and high waist skater skirt. Popular top styles for this look include off the shoulder bodysuits, or non form-fitting off the shoulder crop tops.

 

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Thigh high boots paired with a floral bell sleeve romper, can be worn with or without a matching belt. Popular romper styles for this look include off the shoulder, cold shoulder, deep v, or choker neckline with medium-long sleeve length.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a solid color choker tee shirt dress or over sized choker tee. Fishnet stockings can also be added to complete the look.

 

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Thigh high boots paired with a dolphin hem mini bodycon dress with a jewel neckline. Popular sleeve lengths for this look include 3/4 total length, long sleeve, or sleeveless.

 

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Thigh high boots styled with a solid color bell sleeve shift or swing dress, with or without a lace up neckline. Sleeves, although long, are flowey and suitable for hot weather.

 

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Thigh high boots worn with a plain over sized short sleeve crew neck tee (worn as a mini dress), and a ball cap. Popular tee’s for this look are solid colored and long enough to wear as a dress, without the need for shorts underneath.

 


As you can see, there are plenty of adorable ways to continue on wearing thigh high boots in the summer. I personally look forward to trying all of these styles myself before the season ends, and I hope I was able to inspire all of you to do the same!

Feel free to leave me a comment telling me which of the above styles you liked the most, which styles you plan on trying, or share a whole new way you might like to style thigh high boots in the summer!

Anyway, thank you all for reading and expect to see another post from me later on this week. Have a kick ass Wednesday everyone, love you guys!

Need Some Ideas For Your Eye Makeup? Here’s Some Inspiring Makeup Looks For Beautifully Blue Eyes

I have to admit, I’m not a pro when it comes to doing my makeup, but I like to think I do a pretty good job. And most of the time, I just keep my makeup simple by applying mascara and foundation anyway. Because who wears eye shadow and lipstick when they’re just going to be walking around fishing all day, right?

But there are some days when I really feel like “putting my face on” and trying something new with my makeup. Unfortunately, I run out of ideas on how I should do my eye shadow pretty often because I like to try different looks each time.

And when I’m deciding on which shades to use and what not, I have to consider my eye color and pick the ones that will make them look bold and blue!


So today I have collected a series of photos from Brookelle McKenzie’s official Instagram page, @bybrookelle, because she features some of the best makeup looks for the blue eyed beauty.

Her profile is literally my favorite place to go to whenever I need that little bit of makeup inspiration to get myself looking A++, and I think you guys will find her gorgeous artistry just as inspiring as I do!

 

INCREDIBLE MAKEUP LOOKS FOR BLUE EYES

 

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Drop dead gorgeous stuff right? I absolutely love love love what this woman can do with a few beauty products and brushes. Just writing this post and adding in all of these pictures makes me want to pull out my makeup bag and play around!

And before I discovered Brookelle’s amazing Instagram, I never would have thought using shades of pink eye shadow would compliment blue eyes at all. But when I first tried it, I was blown away at how incredibly bright and blue my eyes looked. As an artist myself, I should have already known that shades like pink and orange would make my eyes pop, because blue and orange/pink are complimentary colors!

Pshh… Shows how much know.

But anyway, I hope you guys really enjoyed today’s post and feel just as eager as I do to go and try out some of these amazing makeup looks.

And feel free to share the different sources that you personally go to for makeup inspiration, and let me know which of today’s featured looks you liked the most!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend now! Stay beautiful my loves, xoxo!

The Recollections Of A Model | As Told By A Too-Short Girl

As a vertically challenged female, I knew I wouldn’t make it very far as a model and there was nothing I could do about it. I mean, the minimum height requirement for most agencies is at least 5’8″, and I’m a lousy 5’2″. So needless to say, I was in it for the fun and the photos.

I did however have a year long modeling contract with Westhaven Management Group, but it expired back in November 2016 and I wasn’t that interested in signing again. At least I was able to make a few good friends out of the whole experience though, and it’s nice to have friends who are actually fashion photographers that I can go shoot with from time to time. But today I’m just gonna share a ton of photos and few fond memories I made during my attempt at becoming a model, lol.

 


NICK JORDAN & NICOVISION

 

My very first photoshoot was with Nick Jordan at Nicovision Studios in Roswell, Georgia. It was actually the day before my high school graduation, and I had an absolute blast.

 

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I was actually wearing the same outfit that I wore to my graduation in the last two photos from above.

But I enjoyed shooting with Nick so much that I decided to shoot with him again later on down the road, this time for a lingerie shoot that I’d been dying to do.

 

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You can see some of his work and even more pictures he took of me on his Instagram page.

 


STEVEN WALLACE

 

Most of the photoshoots I did were with Steven Wallace, who actually makes a living as a wedding photographer, but occasionally likes to shoot fashion. We became really good friends, got to shoot in some amazing locations, and took hundreds of pictures together.

We had our first photoshoot at a little hidden park in Atlanta, called Tanyard Creek. It was such a beautiful location, and it had a really old railroad track bridge and a gorgeous creek that we were able to shoot in.

 

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We had our second shoot at the abandoned Pullman Train Yard in Atlanta, and it had to be the most incredible place I’d ever seen. It had multiple buildings with multiple rooms, all of which were humongous and empty, except for the largest room which contained an old train car.

 

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Steven and I even had that last photo published in Popular Photography Magazine, as you can see above.

Our next photoshoot took place in an empty building in Atlanta, and we also took photos while walking around the city. At one point or another, there had been a random girl walking by, and we had to pause for her to pass. At first it seemed as though she was just going to continue on passed us, but when she was crossing she suddenly stopped and struck a pose right beside me! It was so unexpected, and it turned out to be a hilarious and very memorable moment.

 

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Oops! And I almost forgot to mention, if you head down to the Shop Page on my blog, you’ll be able to find both dresses from this photoshoot for sale!

Anyway, another photoshoot we had was at Freemans Mill Park in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It was yet another beautiful shooting location, and this one had a waterfall that made for some great photos.

 

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I had actually stolen the black skirt I wore in this photoshoot from my mom’s closet, and I never even returned it lol. And I can’t really remember what happened to the bikini I wore, but it had been my favorite bikini (not to mention the most expensive) from Victoria’s Secret. Soon after this photoshoot, it just disappeared!

Now my last photoshoot with Steven was at McDaniel Farm Park near Atlanta. It was a pretty cool place to walk around, and it had an amazingly long bridge that I was excited to take pictures on.

 

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I still love to wear the leather jacket from this shoot all the time in the fall and winter. And you also may or may not have noticed another appearance of the black skirt I stole from my mom that I wore in the last shoot lol!

If you’re interested in seeing more of Steven’s work, you can visit his Instagram and check it out!

 


ATIN MAJUMDAR

 

I only had one photoshoot with Atin, even though there was some talk about planning another one. I guess that’s mostly due to the fact that I wasn’t all that happy with the photo turnout from our shoot. To be fair, some of my unhappiness can be blamed on the wardrobe that was used and the unpleasantly hot weather we had that day making my makeup run. But I honestly had to change outfits way too many times, and I’m just not that fond of the way he edits his photos either.

We did manage to capture a few photos I kind of like though, and who knows? I’m sure there are plenty of people who like his editing style, I just have different taste I guess.

 

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You can find the little pink crop top I wore during this shoot for sale on my blog’s Shop Page, go check it out!

And if you want to see more of Atin’s photos, just head over to his Facebook page or his Instagram.

 


J SCOTT NIMTZ

 

I first became acquainted with J.S. through Instagram, and we had talked of shooting together for a while but never had the chance. Luckily, he messaged me one afternoon that he was going to be in my area and we were able to put together a short impromptu photoshoot at an abandoned campground nearby.

 

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You can also find the hat that I’m wearing in the second photo for sale on my Shop Page.

And if you’d like to check out more photos taken by J.S., just go to his Instagram page, or you can visit his website.

 


 

Overall, I’ve had a lot of fun working with different photographers and discovering new locations. And in the end, being short may keep me from being a real supermodel, but it isn’t going to keep me from modeling.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post and all of my pictures. I’d love to hear your thoughts or any stories you may have, so feel free to leave a comment!

In the meantime, Keep an eye out for more posts coming up within the next week and I hope you all enjoy your Friday! Love you guys, xoxo!

Style Saturday | My 25 Favorite Places To Shop Affordable Fashion Online

Hey there everybody, I hope you all enjoyed your Saturday.

So I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping lately (as always), and I thought I’d share some of my favorite sites to shop from!


MY TOP 25 FAVORITE ONLINE SHOPPING PAGES

1. Forever 21

2. Charlotte Russe

3. Make Me Chic

4. Styles For Less

5. Pacsun

6. Papaya

7. Rue 21

8. Love Culture

9. Boohoo

10. Yoins

11. American Eagle

12. Hollister

13. Poshmark

14. Missguided

15. A’gaci

16. Garage

17. 2020AVE

18. Lulu’s

19. Dress Up

20. Tilly’s

21. Rainbow

22. Lotus Boutique

23. Romwe

24. Pretty Little Thing

25. Shein


And the best part about all of these stores is that they’re affordable, but offer cute and quality apparel!

You can also visit www.storeslike.com to search some of your favorite sites and view a whole list of new stores similar to the one you searched.

So where do you guys like to shop online? Let me know in the comments!

Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed today’s post, and remember to head over to my “You Choose The News” post from earlier this week and vote for your favorite topic!