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Halloween Inspired October Outfit + Makeup

*GIVEAWAY AT BOTTOM OF POST I’m a few days late to the party but I had to share a Halloween inspired outfit for the month of October. It’s hard to believe we’re already here (I mean I feel like I JUST made my new year’s resolutions) but it’s almost Halloween. In celebration of that I wanted to put together a cute, casual Halloween inspired outfit made specifically for this month. Shirt – Starting out  I of course had to had something with a cat. This top is especially Halloween ready with the spiders and full moon. Jeans – Originally I had paired this with black denim, but thought the look was a little harsh so I switched it up to destroyed medium wash blue jeans. Umbrella – We’ve had so much rain where I am for the past week that I had to add an umbrella so sorry if it isn’t a necessity where you are! Bag – Yellow isn’t my color but I just couldn’t stay away from this bag! I love that it’s …

Updated (Unconventional) Vanity Tour

Quite awhile back I’ve done room tours of my space but since it’s been awhile I thought it would be fun to do an updated look at a little bit of my area. So today I’m sharing my very unconventional vanity and a few products that I’ve gotten recently that I wanted to spotlight. Starting with the wooden box everything, that’s actually a recycled pallet DIY I did a few years back. Inside I keep a lot of winter clothes and shoes so they aren’t taking up space in my closet. On the side I keep all my electronic beauty things from my laser hair removal tool (that sort of works) to my curling iron. While this isn’t all my makeup I keep the things I use the most in this clear acrylic box and the skin care products I use in the red bag. The bag was actually a gift from Kinzd. It’s waterproof and big enough to put all my skincare and makeup travel essentials. You can get one HERE. On the left …

Ready for Autumn Outfit + Makeup Inspiration

*Giveaway at Bottom of Post I know we still have a little ways to go before Autumn starts but I’m for sure looking forward to it. Lately we’ve had a lot of cooler weather, at least for August, and I’ve started pulling out my sweaters and hoodies. While I love the summer, as far as my attempts at modest dressing Fall is a whole lot better. But anyways here’s my Autumn Look inspiration. I went with a super casual and comfortable outfit that still has some really cute pieces. Sweatshirt – While I’m really guilty of wearing tons of athletic wear, this sweatshirt is a bit of a step up from that. It has a more square cut (that’s super trendy) and a neutral color that feels a little dressed up. Jeans – Per usual I went with a pair of high waisted skinny jeans that are flattering on so many body shapes. Plus it’s great with a looser top. Hat – I know it seems a little strange to wear a baseball cap when …

Green Tree Jewelry

I’ve been an admire of Green Tree Jewelry for quite awhile now so when they offered me a few of their earrings to review of course I immediately said yes. While they did send me a selection of their choice I can say that I love each pair! Before I get into the products I have, if you haven’t heard of Green Tree Jewelry, they’re a company that sells products made from wood and cut using a laser cutter. While this is often earrings they also sell bracelets (I’m loving the Pride one), clocks, coasters, and even switch plates that are all made of wood. But lets get back to the earrings. First up is this Ocean Pearl design, which you might have seen on my instagram. They have the pretty image on the front and a wooden back, both of which are so unique looking. Profile Sugar Skulls – While Green Tree Jewelry has quite a few cool skull designs this pair is perfect for Dia de los Metros. I love the vibrant design. …

Instagram Model Summer Outfit + Makeup Inspiration

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared outfit inspiration and I’ve really been wanting to bring back this section of posts so here I am today with one. For this look I thought it would be fun to do an update on a popular post the Instagram Model Outfit Inspiration (seen at The Instagram Yogi, Outfit Inspiration and Outfit: Instagram “Model” Off Duty Look ) and do a look especially for this summer with an outfit and makeup included. Top – Every summer I seem to be attracted to feminine details on my shirts and this one is no different. I love that this is a square shaped crop top and the eyelet design is so pretty. Jeans – It might seem surprising but I’ve seen way more pairs of jeans than shorts this summer. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with being more able to achieve the curvy figure in jeans but I can say I don’t mind it. Light pairs are being favored, especially with dark tops, and high waisted skinny jeans are still the way …

ColourPop Waffle Highlighter Trio, Review

As promised here I am with a makeup review. This one is especially good because it’s all about a set of makeup that’s very much a necessity in the trend department and from a brand that I absolutely love. That would be the highlighters from ColourPop specifically their Waffle Highlighter Trio that I was sent as a PR sample. Starting out with the packaging this set comes in a cardboard box with a pretty ombre coloring and the brand name in gold. Inside are the three highlighters, individually packaged. I did find it a bit hard to get them out without ripping the box and actually used a pencil to push them through. The packaging on each consisted of a basic white cardboard where you can see the color underneath and it has the product color name and the ColourPop name. Inside of those I was impressed to see the that each highlighter had a quality plastic contain with a clear twist off lid, and by how beautiful they are. Scrumptious – a pearlized silver …

Summer Style Modest Outfit + Makeup

So far my summer hasn’t gone exactly according to plan I have gotten some things done that I originally had wanted to do, so it isn’t all bad. One thing that hasn’t been getting done seems to be blog posts but here I am! Because the last outfit guide I did for summer (called Cool (+Modest) Summer Outfit and Makeup Inspiration ) was so popular I thought it might be fun to continue that and share more outfit and makeup inspiration for summer with a modest twist. So first up is the outfit. While it has been a little hot for an outfit like this I tried to make an outfit that could at least stand some of the heat even if it’s completely covered. More importantly though I was looking for styles and trends that are hot this summer that are doable for a more conservative look. Tank – Pineapple anything is so in this year that of course I needed to add a printed tank to this outfit. I was pretty lucky to find a …

DIY Bath Bombs + Sugar Scrubs

I’ve been absolutely lacking in the DIY posts lately so I thought to try and make it up I’m sharing a two for one type of post. Both of these sort of “spa DIY” projects and super easy to make and don’t require a whole lot of ingredients. Plus they’re actually quite a bit cheaper than if you bought them already made. Lets start with the Sugar Scrubs Ingredients:  Brown Sugar White Sugar Olive Oil Glass Container with Watertight Lid For this craft all you need is the ingredients above. I didn’t put amounts on these because you just need equal parts of each one. Just mix them together and put into the contain of your choice. I went with glass because I don’t trust plastic.  Now onto the Bath Bombs Ingredients:  1 Cup Baking Soda 1/2 Cup Corn Starch 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt Essential Oil  Bath Bomb Molds Using two bowls you’ll want to combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in the other. …

Silicone Vs. Sponge Makeup Blender

  While I’ve been getting the majority of my makeup and beauty products from PR companies for Instagram posts this silicone makeup blender isn’t one of those. It was sent specifically for a blog review and so that’s what I’m going to do today. I thought instead of review it as a stand alone I’d compare it directly to what I’m using currently a sponge makeup blender. Lets start with the looks. This makeup applicator is tear drop shipped with rounded edges and a smooth surface. It’s light weight but seems pretty durable. This is of course compared to a sponge applicator that is textured and much thicker with a tip. I decided to test out two different liquid foundations as well as cream contour. When I first tried using this silicone applicator it was a little rough going. I finally figured out that I couldn’t blend the same way and had to tap it into my skin with circular motions. I also learned that I needed way less product and completely over did it …

Clarins Tropical Splendor Eyeshadow, Review

It seems that I might have been getting a plethora of eyeshadow to review lately, which I am absolutely loving even if keeping up on reviews has been a little hard. . One of these such eyeshadows is one from Clarins, a limited edition to be exact, called Tropical Splendor. If you follow me on Instagram (which you totally should if you don’t yet) you’d see that I did use it to create what just might be my favorite look thus far with my turban (remember my blog post about wearing turbans) . Lets start with the packaging. On the outside the it comes in a red box with the Clarins name and some product information. I wasn’t all that impressed with how it looked but was with the compact inside. It has a gorgeous orange outside with palm leaves on it and is made of a thick plastic. On the inside the palette has four eyeshadows a sponge applicator and a mirror across the top. The colors range from an orange, a brown and …