Monday, November 22, 2010

More makeup! (Plus reviews!)

Ok, so I've bought even more makeup recently... lol Maybe I have a problem? No. lol I just watch too many YouTube beauty videos! I get so many ideas and things I want to try. This YouTube video is the reason I bought the nude lipstick!

Maybelline "The Falsies" Mascara
I like this mascara. It's not a miracle worker or anything but it's a good mascara and does fine on my lashes. I bought it in the darkest black.

I like the wand too. It's a bit flat and curved but it seems to work.

Do my lashes look fake? No. However, I only bought this because a friend of mine wore it one day and I was SO envious of her lashes... turns out she just has really great lashes. lol

Covergirl "Perfect Blend" eyeliner in black
This stuff is okay. I mean, it's eyeliner. lol It gets the job done. It claims to be "water resistant" but it still gets a bit smudged throughout the day. For $4 I'm not complaining.

Rimmel "Stay Matte" foundation
I really like this foundation. I do notice that my skin is not as oily when I use it. It provides light-medium coverage. To me, it provides just enough to even out my skin tone (which is what I want!) I use concealer to hide blemishes and such. I think this is a great base for those who don't want anything too cake-y. I just don't feel like myself in "thick" makeup so I like my skin to look as natural as possible.

Revlon Matte Lipstick in "Mauve it Over"
I saved the best for last! This is definitely a lipstick I will repurchase. I wanted a nude colored lipstick for everyday wear but in a pink tone so it wouldn't wash me out. I love this lipstick. The color is perfect for my fair/beige skin. You do have to reapply throughout the day but not too often. And it was only $5!

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!!!

Remember, we all have something to be thankful for...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New makeup!!!! :) [makes me happy]

Loreal Extra-Volume Mascara - $5

E.L.F. eyeshadow pallet - $5

*love it!!!*

E.L.F. products are made with such amazing quality for the price. $5 for this 32 piece pallet is unbelievable!!

I figured out how to organize my make-up to make it more accessible and out of the way. I took the drawers out of my plastic storage container (from Walmart) and laid them flat in this drawer. Perfect!!

Have a wonderful week!!!! :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Oh Britney...

For a person to have so much money... you'd think she'd dress a little better :/

Pics via Yahoo OMG

That's okay though... I confess: I still love Britney!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Outfit of the day - Hump Day Wednesday! (work)

Happy Wednesday!

Oh dear - now I know why I like to take my "outfit of the day" pictures BEFORE I head out the door! I took these at the very end of the day today and I apologize for lookin' like a hot mess. lol

Anywho -

Cardigan - Gap (thrifted!) $3
Shirt - Ross $11
Pants - Old Navy (thrifted!) $4

hope your day was fabulous :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Outfit of the day - Sunday lunch with the fam

I woke up Sunday and said to myself, "Ok, you've got two choices. You can put on your typical jeans, tshirt, and hoodie... or your can choose something cute."

And this is what I ended up in -

This is actually two different shirts - the purple tank is from New York & Company and the lace tank is from Express (However, I found them both at Plato's Closet for WAY less than the original person paid. The purple shirt still had the tags on it!)

My new favorite skinny jeans - Levi's (They sure are tight at first but once you get them stretched out it's ok! lol) I could finally breathe again after 30 minutes or so of getting them stretched out.

It was a no-fuss hair day. I love just sticking it up in a bun and not having to worry about it at all! In case you're wondering - makeup: Almay TLC foundation, Almay Smart Shade blush, & Maybelline Full n' Soft mascara with Covergirl LashBlast Length mascara.

I just had lunch with my family so it was a "natural" day...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What I Want: Fall Edition

Fall has finally arrived in Dallas! I'm so excited but totally bored with my current wardrobe. It's not very "fall friendly" to say the least. I've always been the type to just throw on a hoodie over my tshirt and jeans but this fall I have a "real" job so I have a reason to dress up! The way I see it - I need these cute clothes for work so I might as well wear them on the weekend!

I'm really into tights this fall. I have NEVER been a "tights" person but I love the look!

Style&Co sweater dress - $24.98
I 'Heart' Ronson dress - $24.99 (sale - orig. $50)

I am actually going to the mall after lunch today to pick up some skinny belts. I love the way these belts placed at the waist can change the whole look! I went to Charlotte Russe yesterday and found a 3-pack of them for only $10! (I didn't buy any because the particular store I went to didn't have the colors I wanted)

Look from JCPenney

I LOVE this cozy look for the weekend (or even casual Friday!)

Look from Macy's
Vintage Suzie sweater - $29.99 (sale - orig. $48)

This dress would be great for work! My work environment is business casual so I would pair this with a cozy cardigan to downplay the dressiness. I do feel as if I would be a little dressed up compared to the people I work around but you know what they say! "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have." Plus, you never know when you're going to come face-to-face with an executive and you don't want to look frumpy right??

Jones Wear dress - $23.99 (sale - orig. $80)

I have 2 black cardigans. One is overwashed and the other is ill-fitted. I really need a good, fitted cardigan.

Worthington cardigan - $11.99 (sale - orig. $36)

Now to the fun part! SHOES!!!

I've decided I should go ahead and buy some little black booties since I've wanted a pair since LAST YEAR. I have a general rule when shopping to avoid impulse buys - wait, and then buy. That way you know if you really want them or not!

Worthington 'Tallulah' shoe - $49.99 (sale - orig. $80)

And it's hard to believe but I do not have a pair of simple black pumps. I'll work on buying a pair of these before any other shoes.

Steve Madden pumps - $59.25 (sale - orig. $79)

I love YouTube. I watch beauty related videos all the time (they are very helpful!) and I've recently discovered a YouTuber who not only does beauty videos, but WORK outfits of the day as well!! She has a great sense of style in the office! She definitely knows what's "office-chic"

Check her out - RachMartino

One of my favorite looks: Dress down a pencil skirt with a basic tshirt

What are some of your fall must-haves??