Monday, July 28, 2014


Who doesn't love glitter? Even if it's not part of your daily makeup routine, sometimes it's nice to play around with a dramatic and fun look with some divalicous glitter. I picked these two up at Walgreens for only 99 cents each! They're from Wet n' Wild and the shades I chose were Spiked and Brass.

I used Brass last weekend for a wedding, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality as far as lasting power. Of course I cried many times during the wedding, so the rest of my makeup was not exactly stellar by the end of the evening but I was pleased that this stayed put all night. For a cheap drugstore product, this is a great quality option for people who want to amp up their look a little!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


I had been feeling rather uninspired by food lately, reaching for junk rather than delicious wholesome foods. I figured i'd make a trip to my local bookstore to browse through some cookbooks. 

I wanted something that screamed fresh, easy and yummy. Something that wouldn't require a million trips to the grocery store to buy ingredients that you'll probably only use once or twice again in your lifetime. My eyes were immediately drawn to The Forest Feast by Erin Glesson. Not only are the pictures beautiful, but the food looks simply incredible. She makes healthy eating look so damn lovely. I also loved the approach she took, not including lengthy and descriptive recipes but short & simple (very easy to follow) recipes. 

The best part about this book is that you will most likely have all the spices and ingredients it takes to make these recipes already in your cupboards. Every recipe is vegetarian, but they are all so inviting and simple. I'd also say that this would be the PERFECT book to have if you were hosting a dinner party!

Have you read The Forest Feast? Leave your recommendations for cookbooks in the comments!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


While I was in New York I purchased two colors from Essie that i've been wanting for a long time. I always get Essie and Opi from my local flea market because they sell them for $5 each! Woop woop! 

I picked up Splash of Grenadine, a purpley pink that's perfect for summer and spring, and Blanc, which is a very very white polish. Both look amazing with a tan and i'm definitely pleased to have added these to my collection.

What's your favorite Essie nail polish?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


*No I did not cut my hair..I was just playing around with my layered long hair ;p

whats on my face 4

  • Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Ceylan
  • Loreal Telescopic Carbon Black
  • Jordana Lipliner in Tawny
  • Essence Gel Eyeliner
  • Naked 3 Palette : Nooner
  • Mac Blush in Peaches
  • Mac Soft and Gentle
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Thursday, July 10, 2014


My go to hairspray for a long time now has been the Loreal Elnett Unscented, but after going to two different drugstores trying to find it (I later found it at Target by the way) I decided on trying something new. I picked up the OGX Renewing Argan Oil Elevated Finish Spray and although my thoughts are mixed, they are mostly positive.

The biggest plus of this hairspray is that I found that it held my curls all day long, which was much needed for a wedding last weekend. The negative is that it makes the curls a tad hard BUT it's not noticeable unless touched. I think this actually holds better than my Loreal hairspray but because I like more natural, effortless curls...I'll stick with my Loreal hairspray next time.

This wasn't disappointing at all but at the same time--it wasn't amazing.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Building up my makeup artist kit is my top priority at the moment, and I knew i'd have to finally cave and get two products from MAC that i've been wanting for the longest time. I've seen MAC's Soft and Gentle highlighter and Peaches blush on so many makeup artist websites that I knew they would be worth the money and I am so happy I got them!

Soft and Gentle is a beautiful golden highlight that looks super glittery in the pan but looks luminous and lovely on the skin. It looks amazing in photos and gives you an amazing glow!

Peaches is a shade that works well on so many skin tones. It's a (surprise surprise) peachy pink matte blush that is perfect for summer, but I know will work well all year round as well.