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.


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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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6.10.2017

6.09.2017

sephora favorites sunkissed glow kit {mini review}

Babes if you've been contemplating this Sephora Favorites Sunkissed Glow Set, pull the trigger and get. it. now. because it is bomb!

This bad boy retails for $45.00, but includes a FULL SIZE NARS Lip Gloss in ORGASM + Urban Decay Eyeshadow in HALF BAKED, on top of 7 other HUGE deluxe samples and a cute bag, so it is well worth it!

The lip gloss has become a go-to for me over the past week; but I'm most obsessed with the glowy bronzer from Hourglass Makeup, which is all sorts of magical!


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6.08.2017

Deborah Lippmann Sunrise, Sunset Nail Polish Set Swatches + Review

I spotted this Deborah Lippmann Sunrise, Sunset Nail Polish Set a few days before the Sephora VIB Sale started, so you know it was the first thing I Added To Cart once the sale launched. While, admittedly, the colors aren't super unique; I love how accurately they represent the whole sunrise to sunset sentiment. And the fact that they are seriously vacay-worthy makes them such a steal for summer 2017. Peep the pretty below!

Soak Up The Sun is a Pale Yellow Cream. Le sigh. This color is legit giving me all of the feels rn. Why don't more polish companies release yellows like this? Those pale hues that read more french vanilla than yellow? Obsessed! Soak Up The Sun is hands down my fave shade from this six-piece - it's one of those super wearable shades that make you look uber tan, and just feel clean and perfect. This one was slightly thicker than the rest of the collection; but still an overall breeze to work with. Unfortunately, this guy is camera shy, so you can't see how pretty the color is. Womp womp. This is 3 coats.


Sun Daze is a 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! This is 3 coats.


Ultralight Beam is a Coral Cream. I lovelovelove a good coral once the summer starts, and Ultralight Beam may be one of my favorites yet! While some corals favor pink undertones, this particular one leans more orange - so it's a great choice for summer pedis! Application was flawless - this one is the perfect consistency for achieving an easy, breezy, no-fuss mani {even if you're a beginner!}. If you're seeking a fab vacay shade, keep this bad boy on your radar! This is 2 coats.


Fire On The Horizon is a 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 from this collection because it screams high-temps and barely-there bikinis. The formula here was brilliant - not too thick, not too thin. This is 2 coats.


Dusk And Summer is a Magenta Cream. Dusk And Summer was the color I was least excited about from this 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. This is 2 coats.


After The Glow is a 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. This is 2 coats.


AVAILABILITY: SEPHORA, Barneys New York, and Nordstrom.

PRICE: $36.00 for the Set.


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6.07.2017

{fashion folio} weekend chill

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Jacket: Burberry Denim Jacket | Romper: BOOHOO Olivia Cut Front Playsuit in MULTI | Shoes: Vince Camuto Kensa Peep Toe Bootie in ALMOND BEIGE NUBUCK LEATHER | Earrings: BaubleBar Piñata Tassel Drops in PINK | Hair: GHD curve® Classic Curl Iron | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in PILLOW TALK | Bag: Madewell Suede Transport Tote in DUSTY CLAY | Nails: NARS Iconic Color Nail Polish in ORGASM


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6.06.2017

#makeupmess

Cream Eyeshadow: e.l.f. Cosmetics Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow in BROWNIE POINTS {c/o} | Cheeks: NARS The Multiple in ORGASM | Highlight: Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in 50 DEW YOU? {c/o} | Mascara: Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll in BLACK | Eyeliner: L'Oreal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in BLACK | Lipgloss: BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie™ Plumping Lipgloss in TRAIL BLAZER

Using a few of my forever faves {I'm looking at you e.l.f. Cosmetics Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow in BROWNIE POINTS} + a gorgeous newbie for today's #motd!

This NARS The Multiple in ORGASM is a deluxe sample that will last me forevs; but I'm so buying the full-size when it does run out - it leaves the perfect dewy peachy flush on cheeks. Obsessing!


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6.05.2017

NOTD: NAILS INC. Acai Bowl in Oxford Terrace

Two coats of NAILS INC. Acai Bowl in Oxford Terrace. Red Creme.

Y'all know that red is so not my thing when it comes to nail colors, but I'm actually digging this one.

Oxford Terrace has a brighter undertone than your typical classic red, making it read more summer apropos than fall. It has a fiery feel that would instantly make a splash on the beach; while sticking true to its berry-inspired roots.

This is probably the easiest red I have ever worked with - applying beautifully from swipe one due to the creamy formula, and wide, flat brush that evenly coats every nail with minimal effort.


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6.04.2017

love lane

love lane
Free People Striped Love Lane Tee in BLACK.

Feeling that off the shoulder aesthetic and tie-detail.


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6.02.2017

{glossies made me do it} OPI Nail Lacquer Malibu Pier Pressure

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I missed last month's Glossies Made Me Do It, but I'm back at it again for the start of summer - and bringing you all a little something something that you need in your life for the warmer months! For those of you who need a refresher, Glossies Made Me Do It is a monthly feature I partake in with Lauren of Shooting Stars Mag and Ashley of Happy. Pretty. Sweet. wherein each one of us selects something {a recipe, a book, a lace frontal hairstyle...} from a monthly magazine {glossy}, and try it for ourselves {made me do it}. Find out what glossies made me do for June; and visit both Lauren and Ashley today to see what glossies made them do!

Y'all know that beauty is my weakness, so of course I opted for a little summer glam for this month's installment with an ultra-girly polish! Being a Cali girl, I knew I had to try OPI's Malibu Pier Pressure when I spotted it in the Beauty piece {written by Erin Stovall} of the June 2017 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine {page 56}. Oddly enough, it appeared on my doorstep direct from OPI right before I purchased it myself, so I'm preeeeetty sure it was fate!

Malibu Pier Pressure, which retails for $10.00, is a part of the recently-released OPI California Dreaming Nail Lacquer Collection, and will quickly wiggle its way into your bright-loving heart. The shade is described as a true cotton candy pink, and will pair perfectly with itty bitty bikinis and bellinis from summer's start to finish! I haven't tried it out myself yet; but I'm planning to apply it to tips + toes this weekend for a girly pop of color!


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6.01.2017

june crush list!

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1. all of the cold shoulder Shoulders are basically my favorite body part to highlight, so I am seriouslyseriouslyseriously obsessing over cold shoulder everythang. Currently I'm totes crushing on alice + olivia's Gia Ruffle Cold Shoulder Blouse in DUSTY ROSE {that color tho!}, and Line & Dot's Rudi Cold Shoulder Halter Top in SKY {the perfect print for spring/summer!}.

2. girly gloss I'm all about strong eyes + sweet lips when it comes to beauty, so I'm loving all of the girly gloss on shelves right now - it's simple for summer, and just adds the perfect touch to your pout. My current faves? MAKE UP FOR EVER's Artist Plexi-Gloss in 202 SWEET PINK, SEPHORA COLLECTION's Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss in 1 UNIVERSAL VOLUME, and Marc Jacobs Beauty's Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in 346 RAH RAH!.

3. rose gold Typically I gravitate to all things silver or gold, but I am so loving rose gold for summer - it perfectly complements sunkissed skin and is awesome if you're looking for something different from your basic gold. I own these GORJANA Taner Extra Large Hoop Earrings in two colors, and am planning on adding Rose Gold to my collection; and though Lana Jewelry's Blake Lariat Necklace in ROSE GOLD is out of my budget, a girl can dream, amiright?!

4. sunkissed skin I lovelovelove the look of sunny, sunkissed skin {especially when the temps rise}, so I'm forever on the lookout for beauty products that give you that golden glow. I just bought this Sephora Favorites Sunkissed Glow kit which is packed with pretties that will help you get your tan glow on. Next on my radar? bareMinerals' Invisible Bronze™ Powder Bronzer in FAIR TO LIGHT.


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