Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Cheer for New Years, hehe!

I hope all of you amazing followers had a fabulous holiday! I have noticed that I have quite a few new followers and I am so excited that you guys have joined me here! I am so busy that it is hard for me to devout time to making youtube videos. And I have said time and time again that I want to blog more. My new years resolution is definitely going to be to post more often.

I took some really cute photos of my house decorated for christmas and I though it would be fun to share them with all of you. So enjoy. And let me know how your holidays were!

Would you guys like to see some of the presents I got for Christmas? I could post some pics. Let me know!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Blogging and Youtube

Hey everyone! Sorry for not having a more creative greeting but I just couldn't think of a good way to start this blog. I have been having the hardest time keeping up with my youtube channel and posting the amount of videos that I would like to. I notice that when I get home from work I am usually too drained to really prep myself for a video. I don't have the most wonderful lighting in my house so unless I film during the day, the quality of my videos will be lacking. I love youtube and communicating with my subscribers but sometimes it is just so much easier for me to sit down, in my pajamas with no makeup on, and type away on my blog. I figured that blogging is better than not doing anything, and I hope that some of you will enjoy reading in between me filming videos.

So I thought I would share some of the clothing that inspired my thrift store shopping adventure today. I went with one of my good friends and we had a great time sifting through all of the dusty racks of clothes.

To make this blog a bit more fun, I promise to start taking more pictures of my excursions to post on here. But for now, this was just my inspiration for shopping today...

I love the seventies inspired looks that Wildfox Couture puts together. They are one of my favorite brands. All of these pictures are of their various collections throughout the years. Their style is definitely what inspired me to look for vintage clothing that had that lived-in, laid back feel.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Wedding!

Man and Wife!

Our cupcake cake!

I love this shot!

My dad walking me down the isle

Amazing shot of the backyard!

My Mommy! Without her this never could have happened!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bridal Shower Weekend

Hey guys, so this weekend I am going to be out of town for my first of two bridal showers being thrown for me! I am so excited. Since I have gotten so many questions from you guys wondering about what my wedding theme is like, I thought I would show you some pictures that follow my same scheme.

We are going with the pale pink and orange colors. We are also having cupcakes instead of a traditional cake. The above picture is of my maid of honor in the bridesmaid dress. The wedding will be in the backyard of my parent's house.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Good Manicure Vs. BAD Manicure

It's all the the base/top coat....
      This is something I have recently learned the hard way after weeks and weeks of fighting god-awful chipping nails. If, you are OCD like me, the very thought of chipped polish makes you crinkle your nose. It is probably one of my biggest fashion pet-peeves. I adore nail polish and really prefer my nails to be polished over bare, because I just find that if you have any sort of length to your nails, they just look so much better with polish on them.
      Anyways, that being said, I also HATE having to re-polish my nails day after day because of chipping. This led me to writing this post because I thought it would be nice of me to save you all the trouble of learning this small little lesson on your own.
      Now, the tried and true top coat of my choice with have to be the Seche Vite, fast dry top coat. This is by far the best I have ever tried in terms of how long it makes your polish last and how fast it makes your manicure dry! If you are extremely impatient like me you probably always find yourself smudging freshly painted nails but with this top-coat I never find myself doing that because it completely dries by the time I am up and doing something else.

This top coat from Sally Hansen on the other hand was unfortunately the biggest waste of my money ever! Thank god it was only 4 dollars. This top coat ruined my manicure faster than if I just skipped a top coat all together. I did like how hard and glossy it made my nails look and feel due to the acylic in it, but after about 12 hours of wear you would progressively notice cracks happening throughout the nail and eventually the polish would start chipping off in big chunks. Ugh! Hate!

Let me start off by saying, this is the magic weapon that makes your professional manicure last so much longer then the one you do on yourself. Most nail salons choose this base coat for all their clients. It is a rubberized formula that really bonds the polish to your nail while also protecting you natural nail from becoming dehydrated from the polish. I've skipped base coats for so long now I forgot how amazing this stuff is. I just bought and used it again today and it made my polish go on so much more smoothly.

Let me know your guys' manicure tips and tricks. <3

Friday, April 15, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake!

I have been so sick lately I haven't really felt up to making videos or talking about makeup since I haven't really been wearing any the last four or five days. What I love about blogs is the fact that you can write and express yourself and contribute to the online community no matter what you look like or how good you feel because you can just relax and type away from the comfort of your bed if you want to.
 I have been finding much comfort in the online world of blogs and vlogs lately since I pretty much have been sitting at home on the computer since I'm too sick to work. This is how I discovered this amazing clothing brand called Wildfox Couture. These pictures are from their spring 2011 line and the theme is very obviously french.

 I need to post some pics on my blog of my room, but if you view my youtube videos you can catch a glimpse in the background. My bedroom is Marie Antoinette themed so I was ecstatic when I saw these pictures. I want everything from the collection!

 These models are beyond gorgeous by the way. I love the hair and makeup!
I hope you all are doing well. Don't get sick!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hair Inspiration

These are just some pictures of celebrity's' hair colors that I LOVE! I am currently resisting coloring my hair because I am trying to get the color to fade just a little bit. The color is just so dark compared to my natural color that the maintenance is driving me crazy because of my light roots. I'm hoping the color will fade enough that I will be able to go into the salon and get my hair to ideally match the picture of Natalie Portman above. That would be my ideal hair color for my wedding.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Skincare Haul!

 This eye cream is a newer addition to the Origins line and is geared toward the anti-aging branch of skincare. This eye cream is effective in providing moisture to the delicate eye area while also smoothing out any fine lines that are visible.
A perfect World serum is designed with Silver Tip White Tea to provide extraordinary antioxidants to protect the skin against harmful free-radicals that we are exposed to each day.  This product is meant to work as your skin's own personal little shield, guarding it from everything negative that it will encounter in our environment. This product provides an immediate smoothing effect that is very similar to that of a primer.

 This amazing little bottle is full of something I find to be one of the coolest hybrids between skincare and makeup ever invented! This is indeed a skincare product with all the usual benefits of a good moisturizer but with the technology to provide your skin with a bit of coverage. It is not as simple as calling this a tinted moisturizer, however, because it doesn't sit on your skin like one. There are these little micro-particles in the formula that change to match your skin's exact tone. I am very excited to use this product in light of my no-makeup challenge.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Maybelline One by One Volume Express Mascara Review


Review = 4/5 <3's

I really am adoring this mascara right now! I have been using it for a little over a week and I have been really impressed by the effect it gives my lashes and its lasting power!
The pics taken above were taken at the end of my day so you can see how my lashes stayed curled and how the mascara lasted throughout the day. As you can see there is very little smudging and flaking going on which I LOVE.
The mascara completely volumizes my lashes but does so WITHOUT CLUMPING! YAY! I hate hate hate clumping in my mascara and it is so hard to find a volumizing mascara that doesn't clump!
The mascara is also very black and defines my eyes beautifully!
The one point I took off was simply for the fact that the ingredients in this mascara do nothing good for your lashes since there are no nourishing or hydrating ingredients included in the mascara. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

No Makeup Challenge (Day 2)

I made a video talking about my experience with wearing no face makeup today! Enjoy :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

No Makeup Challenge (Day 1)

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Ever heard of this one ladies?

You might have. I have noticed a lot of talk lately on women going fresh-faced. It's been popping up in magazines lately, celebrities going makeup-less and untouched for photographs, showing their "real" selves. I find them beautiful in all of these photos and I actually find myself more inspired by their natural appearances. I don't think I'm the only one, since this topic has been getting more and more popularity lately.

Just google "no makeup beauty" or "how to rock no makeup" and you will find several forums about girls dedicating themselves to the No Makeup Challenge. This challenge is not at all about bashing makeup or those who wear it. I LOVE makeup! I OBSESS over it! And that is actually why I want to challenge my self to love and obsess about, well, ME. The pure, natural me. I do things like this in my life when I want to change something I don't like about myself. For example: in high school I was DEATHLY afraid of public speaking, I mean throw up, shaky, sweaty afraid! So what did I do? I joined drama class and starred in two school plays. I took the plunge and scared myself right out of my fear. That's what I am doing with makeup.

I noticed myself lately becoming quite ritualistic and obsessed with my daily makeup application. I think I have really been this way for a while but I never really thought much about it until now. I just did NOT feel pretty without evening out my skin tone with some foundation, applying blush, then eyeliner, and mascara. It wasn't until yesterday, when I was with one of my best friends who NEVER wears ANY makeup that I realized I felt...fake. I watched my friend interacting with everyone I was, with just as much confidence if not more, and I realized I desperately wanted to have that ability to be confident with nothing more than my own skin.

And so I went home, washed off my "face," and went to sleep with the determination to make a change starting today. I am very proud to share with you all how my first day on the No Makeup Challenge went.

I woke up and applied my Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF, which does wonders for evening out the complexion and preventing oiliness throughout the day, and that was it for my face! I did apply some eyeliner and mascara but those things aren't what were really bothering me about makeup. I am most concerned with weaning off the foundation/blush/primer/bronzer/etc. When I get comfortable enough without having those things on then maybe we will take off the eye makeup. Hehe.

So Day 1 went great. My fiance had to guess at least 5 times when I asked him what was different about my makeup before he realized I wasn't wearing any! And when I asked my brother he couldn't even tell! These things made me feel so much better about how I looked. And it felt so great to let my skin "breathe." I never knew what people meant when they said that but I truly did feel a difference in my skin after just one day of going makeup-less.

When I washed my face tonight I felt like my cleanser really got a chance to do its job because it didn't have a layer of foundation to get through first! It may just be in my head but I feel like my skin looks smoother already.

I am excited about this challenge and I hope some of the rest of you will feel inspired to give it a try.

Here are some pics of celebs looking gorgeous without makeup. Just a little inspiration for you all.