Friday, August 29, 2014

Forever 21 Bag Wishlist

Monday, August 25, 2014

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint Review

Recently I've been seeing a lot of people reviewing the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints so I decided that I wanted to try them for myself and see how they were and I'm so impressed!

I received all 6 of them through Amazon in the colors Babydoll, Coy, Hot Mess, Blushing, Pin Up and Bombshell. First things first, these are the most beautiful, pigmented colors I have ever seen. They're bright and they come out like how you think they would look. The glosses aren't sticky at all and with a slanted tip, the gloss goes on so well and the colors last a long time.

(Hot Mess, Blushing and Babydoll)

(Coy, Bombshell, Pin Up)

I tried to get lip swatches but I'm still working with my iPhone camera so this is what I got:

Hot Mess 




Pin Up


I highly suggest you all pick these up. I cannot obsess over them anymore!

Have you tried these glosses yet?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

12 Documentaries on Netflix You Should Be Watching Right Now!

If you're anything like me, then Netflix takes over your dull lives and let me tell you that I've done a LOT of research for this post. So here are the best documentaries (in my opinion) that you should be watching, right now!

A Band Called Death
"This captivating documentary tells the story of 3 teenage brothers from Detroit who founded the first black punk band in the early 1970's."
If you like music at all, then you'll love this documentary. These brothers share how the group started, where their practice space was and how they got the name "Death." It's very well put together.

The Imposter
"An investigator sets out to unravel a mystery about a 13 year old boy who vanished in Texas only to show up 3 years later in Spain."
If you have any sort of heart at all, this documentary will frustrate and saddened you. There's so many twist and turns that you don't even believe that this is a true story.

The American Scream
"Each year, in the sleepy town of Fairhaven, the creative minds behind 3 local homemade haunts valiantly try to ignite the town's Halloween spirit."
This documentary is interesting because you can make anything out of anything. It's just interesting to see people that still have Halloween spirit and actually put the time into setting up Haunted Houses or even just Halloween decorations. As a Halloween lover, it's very interesting.

WWE For All Mankind: The Life and Career of Mick Foley
"Friends, family, peers and wresting legend Mick Foley himself detail his path to becoming an international superstar, philanthropist and author."
I've always been a big Mick Foley fan but I can't believe how incredibly smart he is. This was probably the best documentary I've watched and I feel like I can watch it over and over and still think he's the coolest dude alive.

These next documentaries might not be for everyone and some of them are not for the faint of heart, but they're super interesting and they'll give you a new look on how you view foods.

Killer At Large
"This probing documentary explores the ever-expanding issue of obesity in America from individual, political, scientific and cultural perspectives."

Food, Inc.
"Director Robert Kenner's provocative, Oscar- nominated documentary looks at the food industry's harmful effects on human health and the environment."

Food Matters
"This film takes a timely and hard- hitting look at how the food we eat is helping or hurting our health and what we can do to live (and eat) better."

"This documentary follows 3 meat-and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for 6 weeks in an effort to get healthier."

"This provocative documentary tells the story of farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities but were forced to stop."

Forks Over Knives
"According to the research of 2 food scientists, the popularity of processed foods has led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases."

Hungry For Change
"This documentary exposes shocking secrests the diet, weight loss and food industries use to keep consumers coming back for more."

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
"2 men whose bodies have been trashed by steroids, obesity and illness, document their rigorous healing path in a bid to regain their health."

Comment below and let me know if you've ever seen any of these documentaries or are going to see them and also what documentaries do you suggest for me? I want to know what you all thought of them! Happy Netflixing! :}

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 2014 Ipsy Unboxing

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner
"A cult favorite, Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin. It is the miracle base to create the perfect skin canvas for long-lasting makeup and well-preserved skin. This velvety formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes pores, blurs fine lines and is resistant to sweat and humidity. Prime, touch-up and treat while perfecting your makeup."
This primer went on very nicely and my makeup looked perfect throughout the day. Possibly my favorite primer yet.

Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner
"Slather on this balm for soft lips all year long. Mongongo oil has hydrating, regenerating and restructuring properties and offers a unique protection from UV and environmental pollutants in skin applications. Mongongo oil is rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, cooper and anti-oxidants."
Probably my new favorite chapstick. My lips feel so moisturized after I apply this chapstick. It smells so good, too! I will probably try to search for more flavors.

J.Cat Beauty Flying Solo Eye Shadow
"Allow your eyes to soar with vivid pigments from an immense selection of Flying Solo eye shadows. The collection glides for every girl—from classic neutrals to the trendsetting shades in mattes and shimmers. The high-quality formula and texture can be worn wet or dry. Each shadow opens up to reveal a mini mirror and applicator, making this shadow perfect whether at home or on the go!"
I got this eyeshadow in a really pretty color called "Half Naked." It's a really pretty orangey- bronzey color. It makes a really pretty highlighter too! I will definitely be checking out more shades in this eyeshadow.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
"Bigger. Blacker. Badder. Urban Decay's ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara features triple-black pigments and a deeply nourishing ingredient blend. Perversion Mascara gets you sexy in one stroke, yet it won’t quit until you say when."
This mascara made my eyelashes look even longer than they already are. No matter how many coats I put on, it never got clumpy. I've been waiting to try this mascara so I'm really happy that I received it and I will be purchasing it soon!

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
"Klorane Dry shampoo with oat milk gently revives hair, ridding it of excess dirt, oil, build-up and odor while leaving hair soft, clean and full of volume."
I have not yet had to try this dry shampoo but I'm excited to see what the differences is with Oat Milk. This dry shampoo smells really clean and I'll keep you guys updated once I try this out!

Don't forget to review your products on Ipsy to receive points!

Monday, August 18, 2014

August 2014 Birchbox Unboxing

Vasanti Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser
"This foamy, sulfate-free wash gently removes pore-clogging impurities without overdrying."
When this stuff came out of the tube, I thought it was shampoo and it kind of smells like shampoo too. It's true that it didn't over-dry my skin, but it didn't stand out to me as a face wash. It didn't feel extra clean or anything so I'll just continue on using my normal face wash.

Harvey Prince Ageless Body Creme
"Infused with a grapefruit-sandalwood fragrance, this lotion leaves skin silky-smooth."
This lotion smells so good! I didn't have to use a lot of this to lotion up my arms and this lotion left my skin so soft and the smell lasted a really long time. I love this stuff.

Noir Cosmetics Long-Wear Eyeliner
"Enriched with Vitamin E, this creamy, waterproof liner glides on smoothly for all-day wear."
I used this eyeliner in my waterline and it didn't smudge onto my bottom waterline like what normally happens when I wear eyeliner in my waterline. This goes on super creamy and when I try to smudge it onto my hand, it was hard to smudge. This eyeliner is perfect for smudge-proof all-day wear.

theBalm Stainiac- Beauty Queen
"Best-selling stain that gives cheeks and lips a sheer, rosy tint."
I'm not a fan of this stuff. I put it on my hand to test it out and it was so sticky. The color is beautiful, I just don't like this stuff at all.

amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
"Weightless spray in the brand's signature Obliphica scent that refreshes hair sans residue."
I have yet to try this dry shampoo out yet, but it smells really good and I'm excited to try it. I'll keep you guys updated.

Don't forget to review your product on Birchbox to receive points!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Advice On Growing Up

Nobody really wants to grow up, but let's face it, it's inevitable. Sometimes it's hard to do and we all need a little advice. So I've put a little list together that I wish someone would have said to me or things I wish I would've actually taken seriously. These don't necessarily have to be about high school, you can also apply these to the now.

Be best friends with your parents. They brought you into this world so show them some respect. Don't talk back, eat your vegetables and give them a hug every night before bed. Show them that you appreciate everything they have done for you.

Don't throw anything away. Well, I shouldn't say anything but it's nice to look back at old pictures and laugh. (What are my eyebrows? Why did I think black hair with my pale skin would look good?) Plus, you never know when you're going to want to pop in an old CD and bring on the nostalgia. (I have to admit though, I am happy that I tossed my ICP Cds.) You want to know what it feels like to be 22 years old and still sob and scream along with Alanis Morissette? Magic. (I still can't believe David Coulier could have done that to her!)

School comes first. Your education is super important and whether you believe it or not, you are going to have to use things you learn in high school in the real world.

Choose your friends wisely. They should support you and not try to peer pressure you into doing something that you don't want to do.

Don't take high school romances (if that's what you want to call them) too seriously. Let's be real, they only last a couple of months and you're never going to see them after high school is over. But if you have those rare high school sweetheart romances, make sure they get along with your friends. (Friends are forever and really important.) Make time for everyone.

Life isn't a popularity contest. Being "popular" isn't going to get you anywhere in the real world. Be weird. Be yourself. But, act your age when it's appropriate.

Save your money! You never know when something is going to happen and you'll need to fix your car or something medically happens and it does feel really awesome to move out of your parents' house.

Find a hobby. Believe me, when you start working full time you'll need to find something to do to keep you from going crazy. Take classes, start a blog, just do something that keeps you busy.

Think positively. Don't let the little things get you down. Let's say you're 25 and you haven't accomplished everything you wanted to. Well, that's fine. You still have 75 years to do stuff.

If you want something done right, do it yourself. 

I really hope this makes sense and will help you or someone you know. Show your friends, your children or someone you know that might benefit from this.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Love What's Missing Product Review

Hello everyone!

I'm really excited to show you the products that I bought from Love What's Missing. Ever since Bianca opened her store, I wanted everything immediately. The reason she makes and sells these items is so awesome and I really admire her for it. I encourage you all take a look at that story here.

Here are the items that I purchased this time:

Aztec Knotted Turban:

The Aztec Knotted Turban fit my head so well and it didn't give me that "headband headache" that I usually get when I wear these kinds of headbands. I got so many compliments on it and I feel like I could wear it with just about anything.

Neutral Bow Headband:

This is the cutest headband I have ever seen. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it on her website. You can also wear this with just about any outfit!

Rose Post Earrings:

Aren't these gorgeous? I got them in the color "Teal." I have really sensitive ears but I was able to wear these with no problem. I'm so in love with them!

(Let's be real, I'm in love with everything in her shop.)

She even threw in some really pretty bows!

So if you want really gorgeous products for a really good cause, check out Love What's Missing. I promise that you don't regret it one bit!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

How To Find Your Personal Style

Hello everyone!

While we're growing up and trying to find ourselves, our styles change a lot as the process goes on. That's just the way it goes. I, personally, have gone through so many style changes throughout middle school and high school (some of which I never want to bring up again) and even at age 22 I'm still trying to find my personal style. I just wanted to share some tips that I have recently learned and maybe they'll help you find yours!

Pinterest. Believe it or not but Pinterest has a ton of awesome boards to find style inspiration. I can spend hours just going through their fashion tabs and pinning tons of outfits that I'm in love with.

Whenever I find pictures of outfits that I like, I'll put them into my "Style Inspo" folder on my computer's desktop. I take the things I see on Pinterest or just by a simple google search and see what I can pull from different pictures in order to make a complete outfit that I like.

I'm a full time worker, so when I go shopping I try to find staple pieces that I can wear at work but also casually when I'm at home or on the rare occasion that I go out. A lot of places that I found where you can find good, affordable staple pieces are Forever 21, ASOS, H&M and I can even find really nice items at Savers or Goodwill. 

Don't be shy to mix and match items. Remember that you're trying to find your own style, so you're allowed to make mistakes and learn from them. Don't forget to be yourself. So what if you aren't dressing like others? You're dressing the way that you find comfortable. But if you do need help, don't be afraid to ask. Maybe bring a friend along whose style that you admire and they can help you find some items that you both like.

Evaluate your closet. Get rid of items that you haven't worn in a while and that you aren't a fan of anymore. That way, when you do go shopping, you can look at the items in your closet and get related items.

Don't be afraid to accessorize. If you're someone like me that wears a lot of dark, neutral colors, you can wear more accessories. This also goes into the "don't be afraid to be yourself" category.

YouTube also has a few "OOTD" and fashion videos. Find someone you can inspiration from and go from there. Don't take their look completely, but go off of that outfit. Again, find yourself in your clothing.

Some of the people that I get inspiration from is Sincerely Jules, beautycrush and Rhian HY from YouTube and of course Steak! I really hope this helps some of you that are struggling to find your own style. Just remember that this takes time and don't be afraid to be yourself!

You can find me on Pinterest here.