Monday, April 30, 2012

Music Monday - Adam Levine

Two words...
Adam Levine. Honestly, what's not to love? Everything about him is perfection... and his voice... <3 If I had to make a list of all of my favorite Maroon 5/ Adam Levine songs, the list would literally never end...  This is (I think) his most recent song. And it's already very very popular! You've probably already heard it, and if you haven't yet I suggest that you click the little play button on that Youtube video up there and indulge your ears!

I hope your Monday was... manageable ;)

Have a beautiful day! <3

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dianna Agron Inspired Prom Makeup

Products Used:

  • NARS eye primer
  • Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette
  • MAC Love Connection
  • Maybelline Silver Starlet
  • Almay intense i-color EyeShadow Trio for Hazel #003
  • Too Faced Stiletto
  • Loreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liner in Carbon Black
  • Loreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
  • Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 110 Ivory
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Light 4-5
  • Clinique blush in Cupid
  • Benefit Dandelion blush
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • MAC Fresh Daisy
  • Softlips lip balm in Vanilla
  • Loreal lipstick in 'Color of Hope'
How To-
  1. Apply your favorite eyeshadow base.
  2. Take a light pink eyeshadow and apply it all over your lid.
  3. Take a shimmery beige shade and apply that on your lid, and your inner corner.
  4. Apply the light brown and pink shade in the Almay Trio along your lash line.
  5. Then take the dark brown and apply it in your crease and blend it out.
  6. Use a matte black shade and apply that to the outer 'v' of your eye, and your crease if you want a smokier look.
  7. Place the shimmery champagne color from Love Connection all over your lid to add some extra shine.
  8. Take that same color and place it along the inner third of your lower lash line.
  9. Line your eyes with your favorite liquid liner and then apply some mascara!
Yeah, I know that was kind of a lot of steps, and quite a few different shades, but I really like the way that it turned out! :) It's definitely versatile because you can smoke it out for a night time look, or keep it shimmery and natural(ish) for day time!

What are your thoughts on this look?

Have a beautiful day! :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Music Monday - One Direction

Happy Monday! :)
This past weekend I was absolutely obsessed with this song by One Direction.... I kinda love it... a lot... Another song of theirs that I like is Gotta Be You! I may or may not have been singing that to my boyfriend via text this weekend! ;) Anyways guys, do you like this band? Are you a fan girl or do you think they're just so-so?
Let me know!
Have a beautiful day<3

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Prom Preparations - 1 Week

Hi guys! :)
So, if you read my blog post on prom hairstyles you may remember that my prom is next Friday! So today's post is going to be my sort of check list, type thing. Basically everything I'm doing to make sure that I'm ready for prom next week.

  1. Try on your outfit! Ok, story time- I bought these flats that I thought would go with my dress, then two days later I tried the whole ensemble on... Yeah I'm glad I did because those flats did not go at all. So now I have nice sandals that go! Also, you may not really know if you have proper... ahem... undergarments until you try everything on.
  2. If your getting your hair done professionally, go for a test run! By doing this you will prevent any major hair disappointments on the day of prom. No extra stress is needed! :) If your doing your hair yourself, definitely start practicing. For homecoming I always do my own hair, so this past fall what I would do was, when I came home from school everyday (if I knew I wasn't going anywhere) I'd try out a new hairstyle or try to perfect one that I really liked. Honestly, Youtube is a great place to look for the tutorials. That's where I found my hairstyle for homecoming and I loved it!
  3. DO NOT try out new products! NO! NO! NO! I will admit that I always used to try out new products before a big event because I thought that they would make my skin better and more beautiful. NO. If you do not know how your skin is going to react to a certain product, don't use it! Stick to what you know works for you! If you do want to try out new products, do that 2-3 weeks before prom.
  4. Get ready to glue that smile onto your face! :) Yeah, you know your going to be posing for a  lot of pictures, and you want those pearly whites to look gorgeous, right? Right! If you have the resources, I recommend trying to whiten your teeth. Obviously not everyone can afford to go get it done professionally. I actually love using the white strips from the drug store. They honestly work just as well as a professional treatment. Want me to do a post on my favorite teeth whitening products? Let me know!
  5. Now your teeth, and hair are going to look great! But what about makeup? Same goes for the hair, try it out! Google search some of your favorite celebrities to get some inspiration. Tomorrow I'm planning on testing out a look of Dianna Agron's that I'm obsessed with!
  6. Have you made all of your appointments? I haven't... I still need to pick a nail salon and make an appointment for next week! I do not recommend being a slacker like me. Seriously! 
  7. Do you have the right nail polish color? If you're going to paint your own nails to match your dress, you might want to make sure that you have the perfect color! Paint your nails the weekend before and check them with the dress.  If you're getting acrylics (like me) take some time to think about whether or not you want classic french, or tips painted to match your dress, or a design! Again, I don't know what I'm doing... ;p
  8. Are you sure you really want to eat Oreos for dinner... again? :) Hey, I'm not judging, I do the same thing! But in all seriousness, you probably are going to want to watch what you eat the week of prom, we don't need to look bloated in pictures! If your not loving the way your arms look in your dress do some intensive arm exercises to get ready! Basically, your just putting the finishing touches on your body. Obviously there's no way your going to be able to drop 15 pounds the week before prom. Don't even think about it! Be realistic, and love what you've got to work with. :)
Ok, I think that's all for tonight! Sorry that this was a super long post! :) Let me know if you guys want to read more prom related posts. Trust me, I don't mind writing them. It's probably going to be the only thing that I can think about this week anyways!
Have a beautiful day! :)

Friday, April 20, 2012


Hey guys! So as you may know, I was reading Crossed as of like... last week? I think... But anyways, I finished it!
I really really really like this series! It sort of reminds me of the Hunger Games, just with out all the arena fighting and Peeta. Just like with the first one, it took me a little while to get hooked on it. I think it was around the part when Cassia ran away from the work camp. I really hope that Eli makes an appearance in the third book because I really liked him! I liked Indie at first as well, but I don't know anymore. I just feel like she's way too sneaky and she's going to end up stabbing Cassia in the back. Also, it kind of seems like Indie is trying to take Cassia's man! Am I the only one that thinks that? She wants literally everything that Cassia has... relax Indie.
This is a little bit off topic, but not really. What do you guys think of the covers? Click here to read my theory about the covers.
Needless to say, I'm kind of excited for the third book! A little birdie told me that they are making Matched into a movie? Have you guys heard this rumor? Do you know if it's true? I feel like this is one of those books that I'd love to see come to life. Let me know your thoughts! :)
Have a beautiful day!<3
P.S. Should I do a post on my favorite quotes from Crossed?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Party time! ;) I got my first blogger award guys! I'm so excited! :)

I was nominated by Laurence at My Obsession! Thank you so much Laurence! :)

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the bloggers that have nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.

Seven Random Facts:
1. I'm allergic to cats, but I have two :).
2. My favorite color is purple.
3. I have lived in the same house my entire life.
4. I love the show, Jane By Design 
5. I've never been outside of the United States.
6. I'm spending two weeks in Europe this summer.
7. I love scarves.

These are the 15 awesome bloggers I am nominating: 
  1. Sparkly Little Secrets
  2. Beautiful Me
  3. Love Life, Live and Laugh!
  4. My Beauty Chord
  5. Soup For Every Girl's Soul
  6. Cutely Whimsical
  7. Miss Beauty Blogger
  8. Bella Lu Rosa
  9. Paint The Tears
  10. Fashion & Beauty: As Written By...
  11. Blush Bronzer & Beauty
  12. Hungry Delights
  13. Mac and Choos
  14. Fashion on Top
  15. The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful: A Crazy Little Thing Called My Life

Prom Hairstyles

Hi everyone!
As you may know, I am currently on spring break, and I just spent the last two days at my cousins house so I couldn't exactly post. Sorry about that! I know for me, prom is rapidly approaching... I only have 8 days to put the finishing touches on everything. Woo! Tomorrow I'm going to the salon to do a sort of test run, to make sure I like my hair before we do it on the day of prom! Here's where you guys come in, I need some advice. I honestly have no idea how I'm going to do my hair :(. Help?! I really think I want to have it in an up-do. Below, I'm going to post some pictures of styles that I really like. Could you be a dear and tell me which one you like best? I would really, really appreciate it guys! :)

Alright guys! I'm counting on ya! Please let me know which of these you like! If you have any other suggestions for me, leave the links in the comments! :)
Have a beautiful day!
P.S. Obviously none of the photos shown are mine!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Music Monday - Ron Pope

Ron Pope = <3
So, I recently re-discovered this song, and for like the 50000 time I'm in love...again.
Are you a Ron Pope fan? Do you love this song too? Let me know!
Have a beautiful day!

Bath & Body Works - Wild Apple Daffodil

Hi guys! :)
Sorry that it's been a few days since I've posted! I'm currently on spring break right now, and last week was a little bit crazy.
Story time!
So yesterday I went shopping with my mom, we were searching for the 2005 DVD of Pride & Prejudice (Mr. Darcy<3) and I needed to return a few things at PacSun. So after we did both those things we had some time to kill before our sushi order would be ready so we went into Bath &Body Works. I was in desperate need of a small bottle of lotion, literally all of mine are really big bottles and I'm definitely not going to be carrying that around in my purse all day! No thank you! So we were walking around sniffing, and we noticed that they had a preview of a new collection. They had the mini bottles of the lotion in each scent for $1 each. Yeah! $1! Crazy! So obviously I bought one. And I cannot get over how good this smells!
Bath & Body Works says- " Wild Apple Daffodil is a playful blend of juicy red apple, flirty daffodils and fresh pomegranate."

To me it smells like a combination of DKNY Be Delicious and Marc Jacobs Daisy! I have and love both of those scents. Not gonna lie, I have this on my hands right now, and I can't stop smelling them! This is becoming a bit of a problem.... :)
I have to say, the rest of the Wild Garden collection smells delicious as well, but this one (to me) is the best.

Ok, your done reading now. Go to your nearest Bath & Body Works and smell this stuff!! Please? :)

Have a beautiful day! :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Smashbox Soft Lights in Tint

This is another favorite of mine for achieving the glowy look! :) I think it looks beautiful with a tan. But if you don't have one, and can make you look more sun kissed!
Have you guys tried any of the Smashbox Soft Lights? If so, what's your favorite color?
Have a beautiful day! <3

Monday, April 9, 2012

Music Monday - Christina Perri

Hey guys!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! :) I decided to start off this week with a new kind of post. Music Monday's!
This week:
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Beautiful song, right? Yeah, I know was made for the Twilight series. But guys! It's just so pretty! :) I have literally had this on repeat for the past three or four days.
Do you guys like this song? Let me know!
Have a beautiful day!<3

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Prom Makeup - Bronze

Products Used:
  • UDPP
  • Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette
  • MAC Fresh Daisy
  • Loreal Lineur Intense
  • Loreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
How To:
  1. Prime your eyes with your favorite primer.
  2. Take shadows 1 & 2 from the Coastal Scents palette and apply them all over your lid with a flat shader brush.
  3. Take shade 3 on the flat shader brush and apply it to the outer third of your eye, and crease.
  4. Take shade 4 and apply it to your crease. Add more or less depending on how 'smoky' you want this look to be.
  5. Take shade 5 and apply it along your lash line to brighten your eyes.
  6. Take MAC Fresh Daisy (or the white shimmery color in the palette- mine is completely gone!) and apply it under your brow bone and in the inner corner of your eyes.
  7. Line your eyes with your favorite liquid liner.
  8. Apply your favorite mascara and if you want, add some false lashes!
So this is the first of my new series for prom! I know I am personally very very excited! I already have some celebrity inspired looks planned out. Let me know if you guys have any requests!
Have a beautiful day! :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

March Favorites

So, I used this foundation over the summer, and I'm back with it! I really really like it! Let me know if you want me to do a review!

Yes, I am very very fair! So if I don't want to look dead, bronzer is kind of a must. At first I thought this would be too dark, but with a big fluffy brush it's perfect.

See my review here!

 I love this fragrance right now! I got this for Christmas from my Mom because she knows how much I adore my original Chanel Chance (Favorite fragrance EVER) but I don't typically wear it in the Spring/Summer so this is a great replacement!

NARS Orgasm- This is another blush that I have been loving lately. I'm really into blushes with shimmer so I have a glowing look. This gives me a gorgeous peachy glow.

Please excuse the beat up tin! :) This has been riding around in my purse for quite a while, but I love this! It smells so good!

If you saw my Eye of the Week post, you would know that I'm using this a ton lately!

I adore this for my under-eye circles! It's awesome!

This and my Loreal Voluminous have been my saviors this month. I'm obsessed.

If you want me to do a detailed review of any of the products that I mentioned, just let me know in the comments! :)
I hope you guys had a wonderful March, & I'll talk to you soon!
Have a beautiful day! :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

What am I reading?

Hi guys!
I just wanted to do a super quick book related post on what books I'm currently reading!

Yup! Crossed! I feel like I really have a thing right now for books about dystopian societies. Cough THE HUNGER GAMES Cough... Who said that?
I don't know if this has clicked for you guys yet, but I completely get the covers now! I was on Amazon yesterday and I saw that you could already by the third book and freaked out a little bit... No big. But it's just a pre-order thing since it comes out in November of this year. But if you look at all three covers it totally makes sense! Well, at least I think it does. Here's my theory, the colors of the covers (green, blue & red) represent the colors of the pills that the society gives everyone in their tablet case. And the first book is green (calming) so it's... the least harmful (?) of the three. Then the second, is blue (nutrient  pill thing) and it's supposed to keep you alive if something was to ever happen to the society. So it's, sort of like, freedom. The third is red (erases your memory) so it's the strongest out of all of the pills, and it was rumored to, well... no one really knows because it's supposed to erase your recent memory so you wouldn't remember taking the pills, but Cassia knows! Anyways, that's the most lethal. 
So that's the color portion of my theory. But I think the images on the covers represent Cassia breaking away from the society. Because if you look, on the first one it looks like she's trying to get out of the bubble thing, then the second one she actually broke through the bubble, and then on the third she's like getting out of the bubble. So yup. That's my theory! It's probably totally wrong!
So I'm currently 26% done and it's starting to get really good! Let me know if you guys have read this, and if you liked it.
I'm currently reading this for my English class in school, but I really really like it! It is so much better than The Scarlet Letter (the last book we read). Have you guys read Tom Saywer? My mom said she read it and liked it more than Huck Finn. Would it be worth reading for me?
Oh, French class... Yeah, I just finished this book over the weekend for my French class. I actually really liked it. But guys, I was convinced that Lili was actually a girl until my teacher corrected me like halfway through the book... Oops! 

So those are all the books that I'm currently reading, once I'm done Crossed I'll be starting The Lost Symbol (my library lone expired last time </3). I can do a post on that when I'm done if you guys want! I also will be doing a post on Crossed as soon as I finish it.
What books are you reading right now? Any recommendations?
Have a beautiful day! :)

None of the pictures used are my own.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

EOTW - Subtly Sultry

Products Used:
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in R.S.V.P
  • Stila eyeshadow in Mink ( from the Make An Impression in Moscow palette)
  • Loreal Lineur Intense in Black
  • Buxom mascara in Blackest Black
  • Loreal Voluminous in Carbon Black
How To:
  1. Apply one 'coat' of RSVP all over your lid, wait for it to 'dry' and apply a second 'coat' to make it more opaque.
  2. Take Mink on a small crease brush and apply it.
  3. Take a fluffy blending brush and blend out any harsh lines that might be there.
  4. Line your eyes with your favorite liquid liner.
  5. Apply your favorite mascara and your done!
Not gonna lie right now, this has been one of my favorite looks to do for probably the past 2 weeks. It's like the perfect amount of smoky! Let me know if you like this. Also, do you want me to do a look using the Make An Impression In Moscow palette? I also have the Pretty In Paris palette (love)! Let me know :)
Have a beautiful day<3