Thursday, December 26, 2013

-Merry-


Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas. Hope you guys did too. It was a beautiful day in Dallas yesterday. Not the typical white Christmas, but it was perfect.

xxoo

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Best Wishes



Have a very merry Christmas. Enjoying overeating and being with family. Spread a little cheer and enjoy this time. 

Faux Leather Jacket:  Blanknyc Nordstorm $98 
Floppy Hat Cotton On (old)
Tank: Urban Outfitters (on sale)
Boots: TJ Maxx
Leggings: Forever21
XXOO


Thursday, December 19, 2013

JollyVoxbox

I got my very first Voxbox yesterday and I am so excited to share what goodies I received. But first a little F.Y.I. I am receiving these products complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes.  Here's what was in the box:

Skinny Cow Divine filled chocolates
NYC New York HD color trio eye shadow
Rimmel London new Show Off lip lacquer
Puffs Ultra soft & strong to go tissue
Ducklings Mini Roll

Let me start off by saying how impressed I was with the Rimmel London Lip lacquer. It's basically a lipstick and a lip gloss combined into one in lip gloss packaging. Its has a fruity type of smell to it which I like and the color is extremely rich. It doesn't stain, but stays on the lips without the color fading quickly. I seriously love this product. This is something I typically wouldn't pick up from the drugstore, but now that I've tried it I want more colors. This is a lot coming from a beauty guru at a huge department store. Ha ha not really you guys know I love me some drug store beautyyyy. This is a A+ in my books the color I received is called 401 Aurora which is a fun strawberry red color.


My next favorite is the Skinny Cow Divine Filled Chocolates. #duh I mean I've never really tried these things before. I've seen them in the store just never bought them thinking they taste like dirt since they are the "skinny" version of chocolate. Because if we are going to be honest I love my See's Candy California Brittle. Anyways I got lucky to try the milk chocolate filled with peanut butter crème. Boy I wrong about these chocolates, they are delicious. I mean the peanut butter part literally melts in your mouth. One bare has 3 pieces of chocolate which is only 130 calories. I think everyone needs to try them A+ love


The NYC color trio palette is not too shabby. I really like the three shades which are perfect for an easy everyday basic eye look. Although I wish one of the colors could have been darker. There isn't too much drama in the colors. I would of added a bolder shade to make the shadows on the eyes pop more. But they quality is pretty decent. Nice pigment and blends well. C +


The Ducklings Mini roll is absolutely adorable. I have found no use for it yet, but I can see potential for it. I love the concept of it and how fun sized it is. I am giving this product a B-


Puffs Ultra soft & strong to go tissue pack is one of those thing I keep in my car, purse, and gym bag. These tissues always come in handy when you have them with you. I never really buy them for myself. I have also had them given to my from my mom. But yeah they are really just tissues nothing more to say. A-



XXOO


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Beauty Beats

In case you were wondering how my makeup looked when I went to the Beyoncé concert. Here it is everything I used and how to get my eyes. Speaking of Bey have you guys downloaded her new album? If you haven't we are NOT friends. Go download it ASAP you will not be disappointed. It's fantastic my favorite songs so far are Blow, Superpower, and Mine.



For the look

Face Primer: Napolen Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer $45
Brows: Trish McEvoy precision brow pencil in Natural Brunette $28
Foundation: Nars Pure Radient Tinted Moisturizer "Alaska" $42
Bronzer: Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer $30
Eye Primer: Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer $21
Eye liner: Laura Mercier Crème eye liner in Noir $22 
Bottom Eye Liner: YSL Waterproof eye liner "Black Ink" $30 
Concealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Light $6
Blush: Milani baked blush Bellissimo Bronze $8
Lashes: Ardell Fashion lashes in 102 Demi $2.50
Lips: MAC lipstick in Cream Cup $15
Eyeshadow: Lorac Pro Palette $42


How to get the eyes

1.) Place color 1 all over the lower lid by packing it on do 3 layers with a flat brush
2.) Grab a big fluffy eye shadow brush and blend color 2 in crease blend for a hot second 
3.) Now using a crease brush take color 3 and blend into the outer crease  
4.) Pick up a little of color 4 and only at the very outer eye lid and blend 
5.) You want to go back into color 2 with that fluffy brush and blend some more
6.) Now use color 5 and pack it on lower lid and inner corner of eye 
7.) Use color 6 underneath the brow to highlight 
8.) Get a flat or angle brush and place color 4 under the lower lashes and smudge 
9.) Use YSL's Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in 'Black Ink' in lower waterline
10.) I used Trish McEvoys Lash Curling Mascara on my lower lashes
11.) Use Laura Mercier's crème eye liner to line the top of your lashes, but after you apply your lashes. I used the Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush 

XXOO

Thursday, December 12, 2013

D.I.Y. Embellished Beanie



I was wearing my new neon pink beanie yesterday, and my flower crown happened to be hanging up in the background. That instant I had an image in my head of what it would like on top my beanie. I tried it on and was like OMG YES. So then naturally I had to have an emergency arts and crafts hour. I grabbed any scrapped goods I had laying around and my hot glue gun and began to work. I happened to have an old jeweled necklace that was broken that I had kept. I ripped it apart and glued it on the green beanie. For the pink beanie I cut the stretchy band off from the flower crown and glued it on. Like guys this is so easy and I can't believe I haven't thought of it before. So go out now and get to craftin'




Tools Needed:
Beanie (new or old)
Gems 
Scraps
Flower Headband
Scissors
Glue Gun





I got the pink beanie for sale from Cotton On for $3 and the lime green one from a store called LF in West Village this summer. Oh and lip color is Morange by MAC. P.S. this is a great D.I.Y. gift to give a sister, niece, or friend for the holidays. Super cheap and easy!!

XXOO

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Last night







 So last night was just as amazing as the first time I saw Queen Bey. The only exception was that it was the abbreviated version of the first time we went. I'm thinking Bey must of been super exhausted being so fabulous and all. I will tell you that our seats were absolutely phenomenal. So a little F.I.Y. I bought these tickets for my brother as his Christmas present. 
(hashtag BESTSISTEREVER) Anyways onto our seats, we were front and center in the most amazing suite. We had our very own server and all like we were royals. At one point during the show there were these spotlights shining on us and I felt I was one with Beyoncé. It was an unbelievable experience.

XXOO

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bey

Tomorrow will be the seconded biggest day in my life. It will be my seconded time to see Queen Beyoncé perform before my eyes. I am beyond out of my mind excited that I just might explode. 



XXOO

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dallas Ice Apocalypse 2013




So it was 80 the other day and magically over night it's a frozen wonderland. When I say I frozen I mean it, like ice ice baby. No snow here just solid cold ice. It's miserable because you slip and fall on your ass. You can't play in ice. But one good thing is that it's Saturday and I don't have to go into work. Best Saturday in a long time. I get sad when I see all the tress fallen over from the weight of the ice. But in a way it's beautiful and I kinda like it.

XXOO




Thursday, December 5, 2013

H A R D-C A N D Y

Don't you guys hate it when you go to Walmart to pick up things you need such as toilet paper, but get distracted. Like get lost in the beauty department that you actually forgot to buy the one thing you came into the store for. Seems to happen to me all the time.

Anyways, I left Walmart with this gorgeous blush by Hard Candy. It's called Honeymoon. I prefer it more as a luminizer than a actual blush. It's the perfect highlight for on top of the cheek bone and just above the brow. Color is a soft baby pink, with a ton of shimmer without being glittery. It gives you an amazing glow and is perfect to wear everyday. It's so intense that I haven't touch my Nars Albatross in days. Why I like Hard Candy's Honeymoon is that the light pink color looks well on my olive skin tone. It's so pretty that I just had to share the love.





Guys I couldn't get the right lighting for the product to show well on my hand, so don't judge. It's amazing I promise. So in love with this. You can get yours at Walmart where they sell it for $7, unreal #stupidcheap or get it online here

XXOO



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

o o t d


Sometimes you gotta throw on your Beyoncé tee and call it a day. I am so loving the "wrap your flannel around your waist" trend. Sometimes I don't feel like I pull it off as well as other girls. Today I felt confident in it and had to rock it out. Although tomorrow I will probably be bundling up, since overnight we will be having a 'Winter Storm Watch". It was almost 80 degrees today. Nothing better  than a warm winter at least for the next few hours.

XXOO

Monday, December 2, 2013

Brush love



I was my brushes almost once a week. I love doing it. There is nothing better than freshly cleaned brushes to apply your makeup. I like to wash mine with Johnson & Johnson lavender baby shampoo mixed with a drop of dishwasher soap. P.S. I just bought a few of the Real Techniques brushes and I LOVE them. Such a great price for quality brushes. You can buy them at Ulta and Walmart. I'm sure other stores carry them as well. 


XXOO