DATE NIGHT: Help Me Pick My Outfit!

Sunday, October 20, 2013


My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 11 years now! Next week we're going for a night out in Atlantic City and I need help picking an outfit! Comment below and tell me which outfit you think I should pick.  

Reverse Hot Natured Jumpsuit from 

Red 3/4 Sleeve Set from

Night Fall Dress for


I'm always a last minute shopper (I still have yet to even get my halloween costume) Not only do I need help with a dress but shoes too! Tell below which outfit you like the best and the shoes that you would pick to go with it! You can even post a picture of a pair of shoes from another website.. I'm open to all options! Don't forget to leave the website name and name of shoe.

Pyramid T-Strap High Heel from ZOOSHOO

Platform Mary Jane Pump from ZOOSHOO

 Spike Ankle Strap Sandal from ZOOSHOO

Ankle Strap Snake Heels from ZOOSHOO

Jackpot by Chinese Laundry

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One Year with IPSY!

Thursday, October 17, 2013


October 2013 Glam Bag
This month marks my one year with IPSY! For those who don't know about IPSY, it's a monthly makeup subscription in which you receive a glam bag. In each glam bag you receive 4-5 name brand items and its only $10 a month! Some of these products alone are more than $10 alone so its definitely worth it! From makeup, to nail polish, to skin care, to hair care, you can't get enough. I love it.

How It Works

You can get started by filling out a fun quiz which helps the stylists pick which products are best for you. For the most part, everyone receives the same products in the bag with the exception of one or two products. For example.. If you selected in the quiz that you love hair care products and didn't select skin care, you're more likely to get a hair care product if that's a choice the stylists have that month. 

The first of the month, your card is charged. While you're waiting, you can check out the sneak peaks they post on Facebook for this first 5 days of the month. You then receive an email around mid month, saying your bag is on its way!


My favorite part about IPSY is the fact that it they send products that I wouldn't necessarily buy on my own.  It gives me a chance to try new products. (It also saves me money because it keeps me away from the drugstores..for the most part) I still look forward to getting a new glam bag every month.  A couple of my friends are also subscribed to IPSY so we swap products if there's a product we're not feeling (like different color nail polish and such).

IPSY also puts a discount card in your glam bag. Some products are a smaller than the average container so if you like that item and would like to purchase it, IPSY gives you a online code so you can receive a discount. #score

I have nothing but great things to say about IPSY. I don't plan on canceling any time soon. My favorite subscription thus far. If it wasn't for IPSY, I wouldn't have tried half of these great products.

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The Best of Ipsy.. My Personal Favorites

bareMinerals - Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss
Nailtini - Nail Laquer in Millionaire
The Balm - Meet Matt(e)
Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide on Eye-Pencil
Mai Couture - Highlighter Pencil
Mirabella - Primer for Eyes and Face
Josie Maran - 100% Argan Oil
Soho - Eye Brush
Mica Beauty - Gel Liner
Pixi - Flawless and Poreless Primer
Sexy Hair - Powder Play
Macadamia - Hydrating Oil Treatment
NYX - Blush
Chella - Ivory Lace Highlighter
Pop Beauty - Pouty Pop Crayon
bhcosmetics - California Collection Sample
Sexy Hair - Soy Renewal Texturizing Spray
Noya - Cherry Lip Balm (AMAZING)
Michael Todd - Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask
J.CAT Beauty - Fantabulous Lipstick
Zoya - Nail Polish
Buxom - Full On Lip Polish in Dolly

Other fun subscriptions: Glossybox and Julep

Garnier BB Cream Review

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Light/Medium Skin Renew
Anti - Aging

There's a huge craze over BB Cream (aka Beauty Balm) right now in the beauty industry. I had to try it for myself to see what the hype is all about. Garnier calls this the "Miracle Skin Perfector" and like many products, there's always something so magical about the product or it has a list of things it claims to do. Garnier claims that in ONE application you will get the following results with this BB Cream:

Even skin tone

Does it live up to what it says?

Even Skin Tone - Yes
Hydrates - Yes.. Very
Renews - um renews what exactly?
Protects - Yes.. Contains SPF. (Reapply every 2 hours)
Brightens - Yes.. It gives skin a nice glow.

My opinion..

Very Moisturizing
Natural looking.. as in it doesn't have a foundation look.Your skin still shines through without looking cakey.

Limited Shades - only comes in Light/Medium or Medium/Dark
Light/Medium is TOO dark for people who are light/fair (like meeee)
Red Undertones
Dewy (use powder if you want a Matte look)
Light Coverage (if you're looking for something with more coverage this might not be for you)
Not long lasting

Would you repurchase this product?

No. I really want to like this product because I love that fact that how my skin shows through and it doesn't look like foundation. Unfortunately, this product isn't for my skin. I have very light skin and this is too dark. I don't understand how a brand can combine 2 shades together. I'm light.. not both light/medium. For this to come in only 2 shades is very disappointing. It also has red undertones which isn't appealing seeing as I have yellow undertones. I've actually mixed the BB Cream with my L'oreal True Match foundation to tone down the redness which seems to help. 

Would you try another BB Cream?

I would consider another BB Cream (different brand) just because I love how natural looking and moisturizing it is. I would love to try a Korean BB Cream because they're way different than US BB Creams. Anyway, back to US BB Creams.. next time I might try a higher end department store BB Cream. I feel as though buying a high end product the first time is worth it.. just because after trying so many drugstore products you end up paying just as much as ONE high end product... Anyone else with me on that one? 

Best Nail Polishes for the Fall

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It's time to bring out the candles, the sweaters, and the fall color nail polishes. It's that time of the year and it's my favorite season! From drugstore to high-end, it's all about that perfect shade.  What's your favorite go-to color in the fall?

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1. Fall in Love With Red

deep red nail polish for fall

OPI - Lost On Lombard
Julep - Anisa
iconSally Hansen - CinnaSnap

2.He Blue Me Away

Julep - Char
iconZoya - Natty
OPI - Wharf Wharf Wharficon

3. Midnight

Ciate - Unrestricted Glam
iconOPI - Black Onyx
iconSally Hansen - Black Out

4. Neutral and Taupe

taupe for fall, tan for fall

iconJulep - Alaina
iconOPI - Berlin There Done That
Giorgio Armani - 104

5. Bronze 

bronze nail polish for fall

Zoya - Austine
OPI - Brisbane Bronze
Julep - Dakota
iconEssie - Penny Talk

6. Forrest Green 

forest green for fall

OPI - Live and Let Die
Essie - Stylenomics
Julep - Valerie
iconMAC - Deep Sea (LIMITED)
Zoya - Hunter

7. Plums in the Fall

OPI - iconEvery Month is Oktuberfest
Julep - Gayle
iconEssie - Damsel in a Dress

8. Gray Skies

grey nail polish for fall

Sally Hansen - Slick Slate
Essie - Cashmere Bathrobe
Julep - Daria
iconOPI - Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine

9. Metallic's

metallic nail polish for fall

iconJulep - Blakely
iconOPI - Peace Love and OPI

10. Glitter Me Up For the Holiday's

gold glitter nail polish, red glitter nail polish, green glitter nail polish, purple glitter nail polish

iconEssie - Leading Lady
Julep - Esmeralda
iconZoya - Paytonicon

I absolutely LOVE all of these colors. If you're interested in Julep's Nail Polishes, Become a Maven and CLICK HERE. See what shades are perfect for you by taking the style quiz.

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