Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Urban Exploration

Hey Loves!

I'm not sure how many times I can talk about this weather before someone gets annoyed. I mean, it's now October and NYC's weather is so "flip floppy". Regardless, I have tucked away (most) of my summer gear and even though I know I might break out in a sweat, I REFUSE to wear maxi dresses, sandals or anything summer-esque.. Sorry guys, but it's time to let go. I have been using the layering technique just incase because you know, I don't want to pass out from a heatstroke either. Sweating is one thing, a heatstroke is a totally different story. 

Moving on..............

There are a few things in this post that I absolutely love. My denim jacket, my nameplate AND my cut-out booties. Just to mention the main focus here. Cut-out anything is always fun because it adds that simple flair to any outfit. I picked up a pair at Necessary Clothing and have been trying to work them into my work week, every week. So here's my latest look! 

Jacket: H&M/ Tee: Marshall's/ Skirt: Hautelook/ Shoes: Necessary Clothing/ Nameplate: 9th & Elm/
Long Necklace: Prima Donna/ Bag: Philip Lim for Target 

These pictures were taken under the Whitestone Bridge in the Bronx, which for those of you who don't know- it's illegal. Hence why I am standing in the same spot! Until next time.....................................

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Inspired: Tribal Nails

Hey Loves!

I posted my fall inspired tribal nails last week on Instagram and I mentioned that I would share more details on here. I always say that and sometimes forget. This time I didn't! This is probably one of my favorite manicures I created because even though it looks complicated, it's not! Here are the details!

Base Color: Sally Hansen "Expresso" #170
Silver: Opi from the Muppets Collection
Black: NYC "Black Ink"
Top Coat: Sally Hansen "Quick Dry Top Coat"

The combo of these colors were perfect. I didn't think much about this mani, I just knew I wanted to use "Expresso" ASAP along with some tribal designs. What colors are you sporting this fall? 

Until next time................

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Feelings Featuring Gorgeous Cosmetics

Hey Loves! 

I told you guys that I have MORE coming from Gorgeous Cosmetics.  It's a necessity for me to own makeup palettes. Why is it a major need for me? I know I mentioned before in another post how much I love a great eyeshadow palette. They just make life easier. I like my beauty routine to painless. Especially that my lovely boyfriend can be a little impatient sometimes. The first time I saw this palette from Gorgeous Cosmetics which was suitably named " Everyday Beauty Palette", I knew it was something I wanted. 

I wanted to put together my first fall look for this year using this palette since it has thee best fall-esque colors. I added a few other products from the Gorgeous line to my look! I will list it all below! All the photos were taken in natural lighting without a flash. 

Products Used: 
Everyday Beauty Palette find here
Eyelashes in "Miss Flirty" find here
iLine Liquid Eyeliner Pen find here
Lipstick in "Shiraz" find here
Base Perfect Liquid Foundation find here + review

The shadows blended perfectly together. There was some fall out but one swipe of a makeup wipe cleaned it right up. The palette is so versatile that I even used this peachy shade as my blush! The lashes looked and felt so natural. I love a good pair of accent lashes. I don't normally wear lashes (well only when I'm trying to be real fancy) but these are a pair I would feel comfortable wearing anytime. The lipstick, what can I say? It IS the perfect fall color! I am always up to trying new liquid liners and this one is not like the normal ones I use. I normally use liners with a shorter felt tip or brush. This brush tip on the iLine Liner  allows you to create a dramatic wing or a simple one. I went for an in-between cat eye.   

I am obsessed with the purple color in this palette, which I think is called "Hedgehog Plum". I have worn it alone and it's just perfect! Fall is the perfect season to try out a funky dark lip and bold eye. What are your favorite fall looks? 

Check out Gorgeous Cosmetics and use FAN30 at checkout to save 30%! Until next time.............

*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own*

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Basking In The Sun

Hey Loves! 

I had the perfect fall day today! The sun was shining and the air was crisp. It was just the right weather to break out one of the many kimonos I own. I mean, who doesn't LOVE a good kimono? Once I find an item I love to style, I end up buying a bunch of them. I know, it's such a bad habit. Kimono's are one of the easiest things to style and they can dress up an outfit in two seconds.  They are my favorite thing to wear as of lately AND it's super easy to layer!

Check out my look! 


Kimono: Mandee/ Tank: Express/ Jeans: Express/ Boots: Express/ Necklace: Mandee


I hope you guys are having an amazing weekend! More fashion and beauty to come! Until next time..................

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beauty Review: Gorgeous Cosmetics Base Perfect Foundation

Hey Loves!

I am always on the hunt for my "go to" beauty products. I feel like we all are or am I just a beauty hoarder? I try many products, some for my blog and some just because. It's a great feeling when you test a product out for a company and have nothing but nice things to say. Enter Gorgeous Cosmetics. I honestly don't remember the last time I used a different foundation. Since I have oily skin, I tend to stick to whatever works. I tried out Gorgeous Cosmetics Base Perfect Foundation last week and was thrilled to find out that it worked with my skin. 

Gorgeous Cosmetics is an Australian born company which was founded by Award-winning Makeup Artist, David McConnell. Currently selling in the US, they are known for their Base Perfect Foundation. I mean, if a company is "known" for something- wouldn't you WANT to try it?

This product is oil free, packed with vitamin A and E AND has an amazing light airy smell. It blends flawlessly and you can achieve a medium to full coverage. I also hear it can cover tattoos! I haven't tried yet but I will try it out soon.

Below is a before and after. Check out the difference!

The before picture (left) is in natural lighting and no flash. I am only wearing mascara and a little lipgloss. In my after picture (right) I added a little blush to warm up my face, lipgloss, mascara and I filled in my eyebrows. I wanted to get a full feel of the foundation. I mean, the difference is amazing. My skin looked airbrushed! I kept it on for awhile the first time I used it and it did not move! It has become my favorite foundation lately.

I have more coming from Gorgeous Cosmetics soon but you can check them out on Nordstrom! If you do find products you are interested in and want to try, you can enter FAN30 at checkout to receive 30% off from now until September 30th on their website! Until next time...............

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Backpacking In The City

Hey Loves! 

I'm reliving my childhood and bringing the backpack BACK into my life (hence the title of this post). I've debating with myself for the whole summer if I should purchase a backpack or not. I had all the normal questions floating through my head- "will I look like a 10 year old?", "Am I jumping on some trend bandwagon?" and the final one,  "Will I REALLY wear it"?

After thinking long and hard and obsessively harassing my boyfriend and friends, I bought one. I found the perfect one at my local Target. Just what I was looking for and for the ideal price! It's my "go to" bag on the weekends and I love adding it to my edgier work looks. When I am running errands or traveling through the city, I always grab this baby!

Check out my look! 
Cardigan: Crossroads Trading/ Tee: Cotton On/ Jeans: Kenneth Cole/ Shoes: PrimaDonna/ Necklace: 9th & Elm/ Bag: Target/ Sunglasses: RayBans


There's so many options when it comes to backpacks. There's one for every fashion personality. I picked a leather one because it fits with EVERYTHING I own. You can choose from leather, canvas or just a straight up funky! I may or may not be purchasing another one. I feel like I need something funky in my life! 

Until next time...........................

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Be Social With Makeup Social

Hey Loves! 

This post is for the true makeup lovers and beauty connoisseurs out there. After discovering this new makeup app called Makeup Social, I just knew I wanted to share it with you guys. I kept seeing screenshots on Instagram and people talking about it here and there, so obviously I had to check it out for myself. I ended up downloading it the day before I went back to work and spent hours on it. I just couldn't stop!

The app is designed to share, learn and shop. You can create an account using either an email address or your Facebook account. All your favorite beauty gurus, makeup artists and beauty lovers are there for you to admire their pictures and learn more about their favorite products. I mean, I always read about a product before I purchase it and now I can hear from girls just like me! Have a question about skincare? Type it in and there are hundreds of beauty enthusiasts just waiting to answer you!

Here's what your profile looks like.

You create your description by filling out your beauty profile. As you can see, this is my profile and right under my picture, it tells you a little about me. Your profile is set up with a few different tabs- My Collection/Wishlist, Reviews and Photos. You can save and review products, create a wishlist for products you want to add to your beauty collection and share fun photos of your makeup looks or nails. Basically whatever tickles your (beauty) fancy.

The Makeup Social app is free and available for Iphone users in the US. Check out themakeupsocial.com to create an account online or simply find it in your Itunes store! You can find me here -see you guys there! 

Until next time..................................
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