Friday, November 27, 2015

Beauty: Holiday Hair Featuring KISS InstaWave

Hey Loves! 

Allow me to introduce my (new) favorite hair tool of all time. When I received the InstaWave by KISS, I was excited. New hair tools are interesting. I love adding fun waves to my hair and learning new ways to do so. It's the easiest way to add glam to your look. The InstaWave allows you to create salon quality, long lasting curls in a cinch! This automatic curler is so much fun to use and it cuts my curling time in half. I created two holiday looks in less than 20 minutes. What's better than that? I've let most people in on my secret so I think it's time I share it with YOU! Not going to lie, when you first look at this curling iron- you'll think "how the heck am I going to use it?". Ok, so it does look a bit intimidating BUT once you get the hang of it, you will be never want to stop using it. Check out my easy tutorial and looks!

Once the light turns blue on the iron, you're ready to go. I started with day old hair. Splitting my hair into sections, I started with the curler upright and hit the button. The curl dial catches hair with ease and no tangles. 

I continued this throughout my hair, holding the curler in the sections for about 10 seconds. The barrel heats up pretty hot, so you don't want to burn your hair. 

 Finally. I ran my hands through my hair to loosen the curls. I love big bouncy hair.
First Look: I added a gold leaf headband for fun! 

Second Look: I parted my hair to the side and pinned back one side. 


Two easy peasy looks that anyone can achieve. You can find KISS InstaWave at any Ulta or Target. There's a few ladies on my holiday list who will be receiving this baby! 

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

Monday, November 23, 2015

Babes & Beers | Featuring Social Decay Bk

Hey Loves! 

I love wearing graphic tees- or basically anything that has a "slap you in the face" type of saying. Whoa, that sounded pretty aggressive but what I mean is, I love a great statement tee. That is exactly what the brand Social Decay Bk gives you. I teamed up with Social Decay back in February and I've been obsessed with their comfy shredders ever since. What I love about this tank is the bold black font AND how amazingly soft it is. It's ideal for layering and tis' the season for layers!

I paired my tank with the perfect hooded duster, black denim and an old pair of slip on Vans. It was an easy breezy look. Style Tip: make a knot in the front of a tank/tee that is on the long side to give you a shape.

Check out my look!  

Sweater: Forever 21/ Tee: Social Decay BK (find here)/ Denim: American Eagle/ Sneakers: Vans/ Headphones: Ankit (find here

Check out Social Decay BK and grab a tee or two! Until next time! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Pur Cosmetics Eye Polish | Review + Look

Hey Loves! 

The moment I received these beautiful eye polishes from Pur Cosmetics, I graced my eye lids with them. I just couldn't help myself. I didn't know which color to open first because they all looked so gorgeous! I settled on "Silk" which is a charming copper color. I posted a quick look on my Instagram that day and after getting so many compliments, I knew these babies were going to be a favorite of mine. I can't deny that I own plenty of shadow palettes and individual shadows. I normally stick to the same palettes when getting glitzy. Since these eye polishes have been sitting on my dresser, I've been grabbing them!

Here's the scoop. Pur Cosmetics created six unique shades that can be used as an eye shadow base, alone (which packs a punch) OR you can combine them with your favorite shadows to create an intense look. The shadows go on smoothly and build stunningly.

*photos taken in natural lighting without a flash*

For this look I added "Velvet" starting from the inner corner to the outer corner. I tapped it on my lid with my ring finger then used a blending brush to blend my crease and the outer corner. I then took "Satin" and used it in my inner corners. Before adding the eye polishes, my look was simple and matte. The polishes added the glam I was looking for. It was so perfect and I didn't even have to add my signature winged liner.

You can find all six shades of Pur Cosmetics Eye Polishes on their site (here) for $26 each. Check them out and let me know what you think. You can also stop in any Ulta store and test them out! 

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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

#IHeartAnkit x TFBJ

Hey Loves! 

As a blogger, I'm fortunate to be able to collaborate with some pretty amazing companies. One being Ankit. For those of you who have kept up with TFBJ, you probably have seen their accessories here and there. I truly do LOVE shopping on their site and let me tell you, so do my friends. is my "go to" for cute techie accessories and unique home addictions. This past October, their marketing manager Taylor, came to NYC for work. We met up and did a couple of shoots together. I was pretty stoked to work with her because I personally love her style of photography. Meeting her for the first time was like a blind date. We have been working together online and exchanging emails for a few months now. It's as if we were online dating (basically). Thank goodness we hit it off! We had some coffee then went off shooting!

Moving on.......

My choice of style that day was casual. It has been unseasonably warm in NYC so I wore a light sweater I picked up in LA and my new creepers (omg, I love these shoes). Check out my look and don't worry- I will link everything!

 Iphone 6 Case: find here/ Floral Headphones: find here/ Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs/ Denim: Express/ Shoes: Aldo/ Sweater: Heavenly Couture 

I had tons of fun shooting this look and the Floral Headphones totally made my outfit. I have another look coming up soon with some more accessories so stay tuned! Don't forget to check out for some cool gear! Until next time.......

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Lipstick Review: Maybelline Color Blur

Hey Loves!

I came across the new Maybelline Color Blur lip pencils a few weeks ago but didn't even think twice about picking one up. To be honest, I have way too many lip products and none of the colors jumped out at me. Not sure what I was thinking because I should have known they would end up in my makeup bag. While browsing twitter the other day, I noticed my blogger (and real life) friend Raisa who writes for showing off her pretty pink lips. If she was cosigning them, I knew I had to really try them. I walked into my local drugstore and picked two colors to try.

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

It's been a few days and I have been wearing them non-stop. I picked up #40 "My-My Magenta" and #35 "Plum Please". Those were the two colors that I felt fit my skin tone best. I've mainly been wearing "Plum Please" because it's the perfect fall color. So here's the breakdown, Maybelline's Color Blur is a cream matte pencil + smudger. You can apply full color or use the smudger on the end of the pencil to smudge the middle of your lips to get the "blurred look" or just lighten up the color overall. I know you're waiting to hear if they're worth it or not. For the price and based on their wear, they're worth the try. I found that taking my time applying the color helped a lot. The first day, the color bled a bit after eating. Normally, matte lip colors tend to stay in place. Since it's more of a creamy matte, the color does move around.

Check my swatches and look! 

I came home from work (no real makeup on except for liner and mascara) and took these pictures in natural sunlight. As you can see the colors are very pigmented. You can find these babies in any local drugstore that carries Maybelline products. Maybelline Color Blur Lip Pencils run for about $9 each. I picked them up when they were BOGO 50%, which was a totally steal! Have you tried these? Or will you try them? You can find me on Instagram to discuss more! Until next time.......

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lady Grey

Hey Loves! 

So basically I've been living in my motorcycle jacket. It's the one thing I grab every morning when I'm running out the door. It goes with everything and anything and I always feel badass when wearing it. Since winter is rearing it's gloomy and cold head around the corner, I'm trying to get as much use as possible out of my favorite fall accessory. There are so many fall trends wrapped into this post BUT don't you worry your pretty little face, we will get through all of them. 

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

We have already discussed my leather jacket so lets move on to my flats. I've been eyeing up a pair of (very expensive) lace up flats for months. I told myself I would "treat myself" to them. The week I was planning on buying them, I went into Old Navy. While I was shopping, I found ONE lonely pair of lace up flats calling my name. The joy I felt is what I imagine mothers feel when their child says their first words (maybe I'm giving my excitement too much credit). Nonetheless, I was SO happy and couldn't wait to wear them. I paired them with my softest pair of denim which is made out of recycled coffee beans. Yes, coffee beans. Crazy right? I fell in love with the color and then the whole idea of the coffee beans. 

Last but not least, my favorite fall trend of all- the cowl neck sweater. I hate turtlenecks. I feel they're trying to suck the life out of me when I wear them. BUT the cowl neck is a sweet alternative to the high neck sweater look. What I love about a cowl neck is that it doesn't confine you (like a turtle neck) but it gives you the same warmth.

Sheeeesh, it's been a long time since I rambled on. Sorry about that, I must have missed you guys! 

Check out my latest look. 

Outfit Details: 
Jacket: Zara/ Sweater: Target/ Denim: American Eagle/ Flats: Old Navy/ Lipstick: Fashion Revival by MAC

What trends have you been adding to your closet lately? Until next time............

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fall Days Are Here Again

Hey Loves! 

So it got cold out of no where, huh? Well maybe not out of no where. I mean, it is October. The weather has been so nice out the past few weeks, I didn't really expect the frigid weather this weekend. I guess I should just suck it up because it is fall. I know EVERYONE loves fall. It's the most enjoyable season when it comes to clothes. You get to break out all of your "fun" clothes like leather moto jackets, scarfs, leggings and I can go on forever.

Moving on.........

What I love most about this time of year is the color palette. Deep reds, black (which I know some people can wear it all year round) and just overall dark colors. I picked up this plaid dress from Target the other day and envisioned wearing it 10x over this fall/winter. Since it was the weekend, I paired the dress with my light moto jacket from Old Navy and a pair of wedged booties. My bf called me "Downtown Julie Brown" at one point and that's exactly how I can describe my look. If you have NO idea who I'm talking about, just think 90's MTV. Check out my look.

Jacket: Old Navy/ Dress: Target/ Hat: Forever 21/ Shoes: Mandee/ Necklace: Rockboxs + Primadonna/ Lipstick: MAC's "Hung Up"/ Alf Pin: Valley Cruise Press

Fall days are here again and here to stay. Until next time........


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