Makeup Monday: Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil Waterproof

I recently purchased the Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Brow Pencil in Rich Chestnut. I’ve always used a gel for brows and I thought it was time to try a brow pencil. I really like how the pencil looks on my eyebrows. It’s comes on very light and thin so that you’re able to create hair like strokes as thick or thin as you want. There are 7 different shades to match your eyebrows perfectly. I also like the small wingtip comb on the other side to help brush out your eyebrow and even out the color. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants precision when doing their eyebrows.

sephora eyebrow pencil

You can buy the Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil Waterproof here

Makeup Monday: Sephora Collection Long Lasting 12HR Wear Eye Liner

I am always on the hunt for the perfect liquid eyeliner. I prefer to use liquid eyeliner over a pencil because it creates a bolder and more defined winged eyeliner. I decided to steer away from drugstore brands and try an eyeliner from the Sephora Collection. I was surprised at how affordable most of the Sephora brand products are. This eyeliner that I purchased was $12 which is not that much more than a drug store eyeliner. What I really like about this eyeliner is that it is very dark unlike other eyeliners I’ve tried that don’t have much ink in them. It’s also great for creating the perfect winged eyeliner because the brush allows it to create small and big lines. The downside of the brush is that it is hard to control and can create crooked lines if you’re not an expert at eyeliner. I prefer to use a pen eyeliner over a brush eyeliner just so that I can have more control. I don’t plan on buying this again but I might try a pen eyeliner from the Sephora because I like the quality of Sephora’s products.

sephora eyeliner

Purchase the Sephora Collection Long Lasting 12HR Wear Eye Liner here

Trend Report Tuesday- Denim Skirts

I remember when I was in 3rd grade, mini denim skirts were so popular for girls. Now the trend is back but re-amped. I’m really love in this trend because for me, it gives off this boho/western vibe. I’ve seen some people at Coachella and other music festivals wear this look with a big studded belt and crop top. You can also make it a edgier look by adding a blazer and a pair of stilettos. I think a denim skirt is a perfect staple to have in your wardrobe for the late summer/early fall season. Here are a few of my favorite denim skirts:

A-line Denim Skirt- Forever21

aline denim skirt

Denim Skirt- H&M

denim skirt

MOTO Utility Pocket Midi Skirt- TopShop

MOTO midi skirt

Glamorous So Wrecked Denim Skirt Medium Wash- Nasty Gal

glamorous so wrecked skirt

BDG Denim Button-Front Skirt- Urban Outfitters

bdg denim skirtHigh-Waist Denim Mini Skirt- American Apparel

AA high waist denim skirt

Makeup Monday: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara

I’m starting a new segment on here called Makeup Monday where I review makeup products I have purchased. The first product I want to review is the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara. I discovered this product one day while shopping at Costco. I’m really into false lashes and creating the long lash look. I thought it was so cool that this mascara can create these fake lashes when applied. It comes with two tubes. The first thing you do is apply about 1-2 coats of the mascara to help “prime” or get the lashes wet so that you can apply the lash extension fibers from the other tube. Then apply the mascara again to brush out the fibers in order to get the fake lash look.

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This mascara actually works! It does create very long lashes like it promises. The thing I don’t like about this mascara is that it’s very sticky and the lashes can very easily stick and clump together. It can also stick to some of the bottom lashes around the corners of your lashes as well. It’s an easy fix but it’s just a hassle. I recommend it to people who want to create the false lash look without having to use false lashes. It’s a bit pricy so it might not be worth it for most people. Here are a few places you can purchase this product:

Too Faced– $35

Sephora– $35

Amazon– $38

Ulta– $35

Trend Report Tuesday- Baseball Caps

I’m finally glad that baseball caps are in style now because I’ve been wearing them for a long while whenever I was a having a bad hair day or if I hadn’t washed my hair that day. Baseball caps are so fun and versatile to wear, they spice up any old casual outfit. You can wear a vintage cap with a pair of ripped jeans and a t-shirt or a pink cap with a casual t-shirt dress and some vans sneakers. Here are some of my personal favorite baseball caps:

On Fleek Trucker Hat- Forever21

fleek trucker hat

Rip Curl The Skinny Trucker Hat- PacSun

rip curl hat

 

American Needle Washed Canvas Baseball Cap- Urban Outfitters

UO hat

New York Yankees New Era “MLB Team Classic 39THIRTY Cap”- Lids

NY Yankees hat

 

Summer Fashion Essentials ☼

Summer is finally here! Here are some fashion pieces that I think are essential for this summer.

Pins and Needles Lace Halter Bra- Urban Outfitters

pins and needles halter bra

I’m obsessed with bralettes and halter bras. They are much comfier than a normal bra and are cuter than a normal t-shirt bra. These kind of bras can be worn with anything, but I personally like to wear them with strappy shirts and dresses so the bra is more visible. This bralette from UO is personally one of my favorites and come in a bunch of colors.

Urban Renewal Recycled High/Low Denim Short- Urban Outfitters

UO levis short

I finally found the classic high-waisted Levi shorts! I’m so in love with vintage looking clothing and Urban Renewal is the perfect place to find renewed vintage clothing. These shorts are perfect for a music festival this summer or a day trip to the beach.

Jada Dress- Brandy Melville

jada dress

I think this little dress is a must have for this summer. You could totally dress it up or down for any occasion. Wear it going anywhere and when you get chilly at night, throw a jean jacket on top or a thin cardigan.

Vans ‘Classic’ Sneaker- Nordstrom

vans slip ons

These are my go-to shoes. I used to wear my white converse like all the time, but now I wear these. They’re super easy to put on and match with practically any outfit. Wear them if you’re just making a quick run to the store or walking around the city.

a.n.a Valerie Strappy Lace-Up Sandals- JCPenny

lace up heels

I’ve been trying to find a pair of shoes exactly like this but I could never find an affordable pair. The strapping of this shoe is perfect for a date night. They look good with either a dress or jeans.

Cat Eye Sunglasses- Forever21

cat eye sunglasses

I don’t have this exact pair, but I have something similar that I bought at Kohl’s, but the shape of the glasses is my absolute favorite. Different styles of sunglasses look better on certain people, so you just have to find the perfect pair. The cat eye glasses seem to be a trendy style so that’s why I chose these ones. Keep them in your purse or car so that you always have them and ready for use.

 

 

 

Trend Report Tuesday: Kimonos

When I first heard about this trend, I didn’t exactly like it. I thought that kimonos were very unflattering and didn’t fit into my style, but they eventually grew on me. What I love about them is that they are very versatile and is a perfect “sweater” to wear in the summer. It’s very light and flowy and kind of makes you look like a hipster which is always a plus. Kimonos come in all styles and lengths to match your own personal style.

I currently have 2 kimonos that I purchased from TJ Maxx. They are currently my favorite styles. The black one is all lace in the back and has some fringe on the bottom which gives so flare to the outfit. I love to wear it on top of a crop top and high waisted shorts because its nice and long to cover up your back. It’s also very bohemian looking which is a perfect addition to my style.

BLACK KIMONO

 

My other kimono is a rich cream color with some lace trimming. I like to wear this one on fancier occasions since it’s a little bit more elegant looking, in my opinion. I usually wear this with a nice top and jeans or a on top of a basic romper.

PINK KIMONO

Here are a few kimonos that I really like:

trac cream lace kimono

Nordstrom has some good quality kimonos for a little bit pricier than what I would pay for, but I love this lace one because it’s perfect for dressing up an outfit.

la hearts floral kimono

PacSun is a great place to buy bohemian clothing. I’m really into the longer kimonos because they give off a better vibe, if that makes any sense.I like the dark floral and the fringe at the bottom.

black lace kimono

 

Forever21 has a great variety of clothing for any fashion style. I like the lace detailing and I also love the affordable price of this kimono. Another place to get some deals for kimonos is TJ Maxx. They aren’t guaranteed to have any, but you’d be surprise at what clothing items you can find there.

band of gypsies kimonoUrban Outfitters has very beautiful printed kimonos. This happens to be my favorite print from that store because I like the earth tones in it. If you’re willing to pay a little more to get a fancier kimono, I would definitely get one from here.

 

Gotta Have It 8/5- 8/11

Sorry I haven’t been posting in a while. I’ve been super busy lately. Here are some of my favorites from Forever21 this week.

 

La Vie Bohemian Dress with belt- $27.80 Forever21

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I’m really into the boho style this fall. I love this print and how the dress is paired with the belt.

 

Static Peplum Tank- $15.80 Forever21 

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I love how this print looks. The peplum style makes it very dressy which I love.

 

Classic Draped Front Cardigan- $13.80 Forever21

classic drapped front cardigan

I have an obsession with cardigans! I really love the draped effect. It makes the cardigan look very casual and cozy.

 

Everyday Midi Skirt- $8.80 Forever21

everyday midi skirt

This skirt is a necessity to have. The knee length makes the skirt look very sleek and professional. It’s perfect for any occasion.

 

Chic Cutout Dress- $19.80 Forever21

chic cutout dress

I love the pattern of this dress. It’s definitely very dressy  and the scrunching around the waist gives it a flattering look.

 

City Chic Dolman Dress- $27.80 Forever21

city chic dolman dress

I seriously in love with this dress. I don’t even know how to describe this super cool print. The loose fit on the top gives it some definition to the dress.

Back to School Tips and Tricks

Here are some useful tips and tricks for back to school.

What I like to wear is a dress on the first day of school. I like to wear a dress that is not to much to worry about but something easy but still very cute because you will be walking around a lot.

One trick I do on the first week of school is I plan out what I’m going to wear for the whole week. That makes it so much easier in the mornings. And to make it easier when planning out for the week, I always check the weather. I check the weather because I can know if it will be hot or that morning so that I know how many layers to wear or if I need to wear jeans instead of a skirt.

The second tip for school is to be prepared. I like to get all my stuff ready in the morning so that means my outfit, backpack and even lunch. And also be prepared with things in your backpack. I always keep a pair of pants and a shirt in my backpack just in case I need it.

For school, you don’t always need to have the newest and trendiest clothing. Everybody has a different view on fashion. Wear clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. You don’t want to wear a skirt if you’re on of those people who just don’t wear skirt, just because everyone else is. Wear something that’s eye popping. Something fresh and new. I always wear my new clothes n the first couple weeks.

I hope these tips were helpful and you will be able to use this for your back to school routine.

Birthday Shopping 7/9/12 *UPDATE 3*

All I wanted for my birthday was to go shopping (of course!) Here are the items that I got for my birthday!! And don’t worry, there is more to come. I will be update the post throughout the summer. Enjoy!

Half-Zip Hoodie- PINK

I love this jacket because it is very thin and perfect for summer. I also got this because it’s lavender and that’s my favorite color.

Dark wash Denim Jacket- Love Culture

I have always wanted a denim jacket. For me, denim jacket match with about everything. I wear this jacket with my new dress up above and it looks fabulous. I think it finishes an outfit.

Brown High-Low Dress with belt- Forever 21

I got this dress because I love brown colored dresses. Plus I thought the belt was super cute and I could wear it with other outfits.

Mini Bailey Button- UGGS

I have wanted UGGS since the 4th grade. I thought they were very stylish and cozy. I also got chocolate color because I wanted something different from the usual tan colored boots I get.

Indo Classic Slip-On- TOMS

It was so hard for me to pick a pair of toms. They have so many cute styles! But I finally picked this grey patterned shoe. I thought it was going to be a good pair of shoes I could just put on a pair of jeans and a top and wear these shoes.

Orange Pencil Skirt-Charlotte Russe

I like this skirt because it’s not as short as other skirts I tried on and plus this color is very flattering on me.

Essential Linen Blend Sweater- Forever21

I like this sweater because it is very basic and casual. Plus you can layer this sweater under a blouse which looks very good.