8.14.2017

NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in After The Glow

Two coats of Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in After The Glow. Bright Purple Cream.

Purple isn't typically my favorite nail shade; but I'm really loving this one right here.

After The Glow is one of those purples with berry undertones that make it super apropos for summer, and prevent it from looking like a fall hue.

The formula here was fantastic, being both smooth and creamy. My one qualm was chipping. This one started chipping after day one, and continued in that fashion until I finally removed it. Sure, the color is electrifying; but I found it to be too high maintenance of a mani to repeat-wear. Tossing this one.


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8.09.2017

lips

Lipstick: NARS Lipstick in ORGASM | Lip Gloss: NARS Lip Gloss in ORGASM

Give me all of the NARS Orgasm. For reals tho, this lip combo is fire. Lipstick + lip gloss in the iconic shade Orgasm. They look amaze worn separately; but together they give your lips the prettiest glow. Obsessed. Nail color is Sinful Colors SNOW ME WHITE.


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8.06.2017

90s vibes

champagne
endless rose Slip Dress With Crop Sweater in CHAMPAGNE COMBO.

Obsessed with the 90s feel of this little number - it has such a Cher Horowitz / Clueless feel to it, amiright?!


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8.03.2017

{fashion folio} night out

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Sweater Coat: Haider Ackermann Oversized Mohair-Blend Cardigan | Eyes: SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye in 01 PITCH BLACK | Tank: TOPSHOP V-Neck Vest Top | Shorts: MOTO KIRI Frill Hem High Side Shorts | Necklace: Gorjana Taner Bar Choker in GOLD | Shoes: Vince Camuto Chesta Tall Gladiator Sandal in BLACK NUBUCK LEATHER | Bag: BOTKIER Logan Leather Crossbody Wallet in BLACK | Lips: BECCA Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in CHAMPAGNE DREAM X BELLINI


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7.31.2017

NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Dusk And Summer

Two coats of Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Dusk And Summer. Magenta Cream.

Dusk And Summer was the color I was least excited about from Deborah Lippmann's summer collection - not because it's ugly by any means {it's gorgeous tbh}, but because this color has been done so much in recent polish collections that I'm just over it. If you don't have this color in your personal collection, however, you'll dig it.

The formula here was v easy to work with. I will admit that it was thinner than the other shades in the collection; but it still reached opacity quickly.


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7.26.2017

OPI California Dreaming 4PC Mini Set Swatches + Review

As a Cali girl I honestly couldn't not buy OPI's California Dreaming 4PC Mini Set when I spotted it at Ulta; but it was kiiiind of a letdown for me. Don't get me wrong, the formulas were brilliant, and the shades beautiful; but I found that all four colors included were far too similar {with a couple feeling more apropos for fall}. Take a looksee below!

This Is Not Whine Country is a Merlot Cream. Kicking this post off with swatches of one of my least favorite colors from the collection. Don't get me wrong, This Is Not Whine Country would be perf for fall; but as a summer shade? Just not feeling it. I'm also not feeling the formula. Such. A. Pain. It's thin and sticky, making it nearly impossible to get a truly even coat. Plus, even with a trio of layers, VNL is still visible. Womp womp. This is 3 coats.


Malibu Pier Pressure is a Cotton Candy Pink Cream. Fact: Pinks like Malibu Pier Pressure are basically a summer essential - they're simply too hot and bubbly not to add to your mani mix! I was a liiiittle bit surprised at how many coats this baby needed to get full coverage; but the formula was easy to work with and the end result is so girly and fun that I can't complain. A word of warning: this one dries matte, so you need a great top coat to score that killer shine! This is 3 coats.


Santa Monica Beach Peach is a Punchy Orange Cream. Don't let the name fool you, Santa Monica Beach Peach is the farthest thing from a peach shade, and I'm kind of not okay with that. In general, I'm not huge on orange shades; but this one in particular is a fail for me, because it doesn't even feel like a summer orange. Rather, the red undertones give it a fall feel {much like This Is Not Whine Country}. Formula was fab though. This is 2 coats.


Time For A Napa is a Bubbly Hot Coral Cream. I alwaysalwaysalways gravitate towards pink-leaning corals when the temps rise, so Time For A Napa immediately caught my eye - and not just because the name is too cute for words! This bad boy right here was made for the beach! Though the color of Time For A Napa is overall bright, it applies v thin, so you do need multiple coats to avoid VNL. The good news? It's a low-maintenance mani, and stays intact for up to five days. Huzzah! This is 3 coats.


AVAILABILITY: Ulta.

PRICE: $14.50 for the 4PC Mini Set; $10.00 for each full-size bottle.


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7.16.2017

strappy shortalls

strappy
Free People Strappy Shortalls in WHITE.

Loving the low bib and slim fit of these shortalls.


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7.14.2017

{fashion folio} weekending

weekending
Swimsuit: Karla Colletto Entwined Lace-Up Swimsuit | Tote: Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet in COGNAC | Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength 55mm Sunglasses in CRAZY TORTOISE | Shorts: TOPSHOP Bleach Cory Cutoff Denim Shorts in LIGHT DENIM | Lips: NARS Lipstick in BARBARELLA | Hair: BIO IONIC OnePass Straightening Iron | Earrings: gorjana Sol Charm Hoop Earrings in LABRADORITE/GOLD


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7.12.2017

#makeupmess

Eyeshadow Palette: e.l.f. Cosmetics Contouring Clay Eyeshadow Palette in SATURDAY SUNSETS {c/o} | Eyeshadow Brush: e.l.f. Cosmetics Blending Brush {c/o} | Blush Stick: NARS The Multiple in ORGASM | Lips: Benefit Cosmetics HOOLA LIPGLOSS from the Do the Hoola Beyond Bronze Kit | Face Brush: e.l.f. Cosmetics Ultimate Blending Brush {c/o}

Today's #makeupmess has so many tropical feels, amiright? Loves it!

This Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Lipgloss is a-ma-zing - it legit tastes/smells like coconuts, so you feel like you're on vacay whenever you put it on!


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7.10.2017

NOTD: Morgan Taylor Selfie Nail Lacquer Collection in No Filter Needed

Three coats of Morgan Taylor Selfie Nail Lacquer Collection in No Filter Needed. Neon Blue Creme.

Cheers to a nail polish company fiiiiinally releasing a blue shade for the season, amiright?!

Aside from having a bomb name, No Filter Needed is the perfectperfectperfect playful hue for the warmer months; bringing a kickbutt amount of oomph to your summer manis and pedis!

The formula here is v thin despite the strong pigmentation; however, it doesn't require underwear to give it that bright effect, which makes it ultra-worthy of your collection!


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7.09.2017

perfect day

perfect day
Free People Perfect Day Pullover in ROSE {also available in ARMY}.

LOVING the slouchy fit and feel of this baby - and the Rose color is so perf for warmer weather, amiright?!


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7.07.2017

bobbi's cult favorites {mini review}

This Bobbi Brown Bobbi's Cult Favorites Set from Sephora was so worth the 500 beauty insider points!!

The eyeshadow stick alone is giving it to me due to the versatility of the shade {Sand Dune}; and the bronzer {shade Medium} works even on my fair skin as it is hella buildable. So obsessed rn!!


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7.05.2017

currently crushing...

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Feeling those sporty summer styles atm babes!


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7.03.2017

NOTD: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails XtremeWear Nail Color in Babe Blue

Two coats of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails XtremeWear Nail Color in Babe Blue. Periwinkle Blue Creme.

I live for baby blue nail colors year-round; so I had to scoop this one up when I spotted it at Target. Let me just say: best. decision. ever.

Babes, Babe Blue blows all other baby blue polishes out of the water! The periwinkle undertones give it a unique bit of extra dimension that is so pretty - especially for summer! Formula was flawless too - two easy coats and you're good to go!


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7.02.2017

elena

elena
Cooper & Ella Elena Scallop Dress in SALMON.

LOVE the childlike innocence of the detailing on this pretty - the tie back and scalloped edging is just too sweet!


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6.28.2017

{fashion folio} beach bound

beach bound
Top: TOPSHOP Stripe Swing Camisole in WHITE MULTI | Bag: Sole Society Woven Bottom Tote | Sunnies: Le Specs Liberation 57mm Aviator Sunglasses in SILVER | Hair: HOT TOOLS 24K Gold Curling Iron 1-1/4" | Necklace: Gorjana Nora Choker in GOLD | Shorts: TOPSHOP Bleach Cory Cutoff Denim Shorts in LIGHT DENIM | Tan: LORAC TANtalizer Deep Body Bronzing Luminizer | Lips: NARS Lipstick in ORGASM


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6.26.2017

NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Fire On The Horizon

Two coats of Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Fire On The Horizon. Red Orange Cream.

I rarely go for reds and oranges, but sometimes a color just gets me, and Fire On The Horizon is proof of that. This color tho...I love it!

Fire On The Horizon is one of those blood orange shades that is perfect for all of you red mani fans looking for something fresh for the summer. This color in particular is a top fave of mine because it screams high-temps and barely-there bikinis. The formula here was brilliant - not too thick, not too thin.


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6.24.2017

6.23.2017

currently crushing...

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Warm temps call for cute brights - absolutely adoring all of these pretties rn. Happy weekend babes!


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6.22.2017

#makeupmess!

Highlight: CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight | Eyeliner: L'OREAL Infallible Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner | Lips: BUXOM Full-On Lip Cream in WHITE RUSSIAN | Eyeshadow Duo: JULEP Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eyeshadow Duo in 5TH AVE & BROADWAY | Mascara: Ciaté London Wonderwand Intensely Volumising Mascara in BLACK MAGIC | Blush: Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush in BALI

This JULEP Feels Like Velvet Full-Coverage Eyeshadow Duo in 5TH AVE & BROADWAY gets so much play during the summer months - it's perfect for peachy / bronze-y motd's!


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6.21.2017

{fashion folio} vacay vibes

vacay vibes
Swimsuit: Emma Pake Carlotta Lace-Up Halterneck Swimsuit | Tan: St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil | Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength 55mm Sunglasses in BLACK | Shorts: One Teaspoon Blue Buoy Bandit Shorts in BLUE BUOY | Earrings: BaubleBar Pomona Hoop Drops | Lips: MAC Pink Lipstick in GIDDY | Hair: Verb Sea Spray


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6.20.2017

links à la mode: the IFB weekly roundup {june 15, 2017 edition}

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Summer's coming! Check out the amazing links below for beauty and fashion prep! From learning to be a brow queen to teaching yourself how to create your own embroidered outfit, it's all here.

Links a la Mode, june 15th




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6.19.2017

NOTD: OPI Nail Lacquer in Time For A Napa

Three coats of OPI Nail Lacquer in Time For A Napa. Bubbly Hot Coral Cream.

I alwaysalwaysalways gravitate towards pink-leaning corals when the temps rise, so Time For A Napa immediately caught my eye - and not just because the name is too cute for words!

This bad boy right here was made for the beach! Though the color of Time For A Napa is overall bright, it applies v thin, so you do need multiple coats to avoid VNL. The good news? It's a low-maintenance mani, and stays intact for up to five days. Huzzah!


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6.18.2017

sweet disposition

sweet
For Love & Lemons Sweet Disposition Dress in IVORY FLORAL.

LOVE the boho feel of this pretty.


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6.17.2017

6.16.2017

#makeupmess!

Eyeshadow Palette: Smashbox Cover Shot: Eye Palettes in GOLDEN HOUR | Eyeshadow Brushes: Real Techniques Eye Shade + Blend Duo Pack | Mascara: NARS NARS Audacious Mascara in BLACK MOON | Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in VANILLA | Eyeliner: L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in CARBON BLACK | Lips: TARTE Double Duty Beauty The Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss in BASIC | Blush Palette: e.l.f. Cosmetics Cream Blush Palette in SOFT {c/o} | Face Brush: Real Techniques Blush Brush

Combatting SoCal's June gloom with all of the brights rn!

This Smashbox Cover Shot: Eye Palette in GOLDEN HOUR is one of my new favorites {amazing pigmentation + blendability!}; and you all know how much I love my e.l.f. Cosmetics Cream Blush Palette! This is the shade SOFT and looks amazing on fair or darker complexions!


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6.15.2017

currently crushing...

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Clearly have summer vacay on my mind. Happy Thursday babes!


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6.14.2017

may 2017 empties!

I actually scored this Ciaté London Geology Top Coat {$17.00} in my January 2017 ipsy Bag, and I've only just now finished it off - majorly impressive considering how often I change my nail color! You guys, this stuff is phenomenal! It adds a gel-like shine + plump to any polish in your collection, and literally protects from chips and tip-wear of any kind. I wore it over a polish for a full 8 days, and even when I filed my nails my polish job looked 100% fresh and fab! This may be the best product I have ever received from ipsy; and it is a DEFINITE RE-BUY!

So I have no clue as to when I bought this e.l.f. Cosmetics Glitter Gloss in GLAM GUAVA {$3.00}, but I found it in my unopened stash and am obsessed! The glitter particles make your lips look insanely glossy/sparkly; plus it lasts for hours - even through eating and drinking. At times the glitter will kind of gather together and settle in one place; but I just rub my lips together to redistribute it, and it looks perfect! I'm not sure if it's even available anymore {couldn't find it online}, but if you spot it, grab it! DEFINITE RE-BUY.

I've got a thing for Michael Kors fragrances; but after trying Michael Kors SEXY AMBER Eau De Parfum Spray {$60.00}, I can honestly say that this one may be my fave of all! The notes of amber, jasmine, and sandalwood are warm, smoky, and seductive, and earn compliments everywhere {and I do mean everywhere}. My one qualm is longevity - I feel as if this scent dissipates far too quickly. If it lasted longer, I think it would be my signature scent. True story. OCCASIONAL RE-BUY.

When I first started using heat on my hair, I looked for the most affordable heat protectant I could find, and wound up with Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray {$5.99}. Fast forward a year, and I'm still using it - and only just finished my first bottle! I love this stuff! I spray it on dry hair before curling, and it keeps my locks safe, soft, and smooth. The best part is that it is v lightweight, so it never feels as if it's weighing down your hair. For the price, you really can't beat this bad boy! DEFINITE RE-BUY {I'm already on bottle two!}.

When I found this deluxe sample of Marc Jacobs Fragrances DAISY {$80.00} in my room, I wasn't expecting to love the scent, as I don't typically go for florals; but this one was pure magic. I love the notes of strawberry and white woods, which are feminine yet playful, and feel so perfect for spring-into-summer. It's also a v long lasting fragrance, which is unbelievably hard to find, so this has become a true go-to for me! DEFINITE RE-BUY {I ordered the full size last week!}.

I may love my YSL Babydoll Mascara, but this deluxe sample of Yves Saint Laurent The Shock Volumizing Mascara in 1 ASPHALT BLACK {$29.00} legit blew that baby out of the water! The hourglass-shaped brush is absolutely incredible, grabbing every last lash and giving amazing volume! If you, like me, live for dramatic lashes, you need this one in my life - definitely my next full-size mascara purchase! DEFINITE RE-BUY.


Have you tried any of these products before? Thoughts?


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6.13.2017

links à la mode: the IFB weekly roundup {june 8, 2017 edition}

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From beauty to fashion to teachings of being in tune with your emotions, these bloggers are making sure you're being taken cared of! You'll also find blogging inspiration for those moments where you just want to give up. Rut or not, prepare for a whole new approach on revitalizing your wardrobe and your work.

Links a la Mode, june 8th




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6.12.2017

NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Sun Daze

Three coats of Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Sun Daze. Light Peach Cream.

OMG babes, never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would love this shade so much, but it is just fire! I was expecting a baby pink, but Sun Daze is a true pale peach, and I just can't get enough!

The formula here was slightly thinner than the rest of the collection - requiring triple coats as opposed to the two coats needed for the rest of the Sunrise, Sunset stars; but I'm not complaining because it is so worth it!


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6.11.2017

bellflower

bellflower
Nicholas Bellflower Deep V Ball Dress in PEONY PINK.

My level of obsession for this dress rn? Infinity.


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