Wednesday, February 26, 2014

B l a c k // M o o d






Selfie central.
I can't help myself with this new hat. I don't know what it is, but every time I put it on I feel the need to take a selfie. It makes me feel like a hipster queen.
 Anyways, this hat is EVERYTHING. I found this gem at Pandemonium. (one of the thrift shops I hit up last week) Yeah, I'm in love. My snapbacks don't even compare to this number. It's a true vintage piece that I am proud to own. It typically isn't something I'd buy, but when I put it on it fit perfectly. I kinda felt like Cinderella. 

I'm so damn excited about this hat I almost forgot about this amazing halter top I'm wearing. It's beautiful, right? Beaded and all. I thank the Urban Outfitters sale gods for this one. Snagged it for $19 bucks. My mama would be proud. Actually no she probably tell me that I need to stop doing "unnecessary shopping". Pshhhh #BYEFELICIA 
Do you have any vintages pieces? If so then what...


Ohh and if you were wondering what lip color I have on my lips its 'Black Mood' by Nicka K. It's freakin' rad. When I purchased it I thought I was buying a legit black lipstick. But when I put it on it changed color. Hence 'Black Mood' lol it's like a mood ring for your lips. I guessing the color looks different on everyone, but on me it turned a beautiful dark fuchsia. I wipe off the lipstick and it stained onto my lips. This stuff is crazy and awesome at the same time The weird thing is I can't seem to find it listed on the website. But go into your local Weave store (or beauty supply) and buy it.

XXOO


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

H O T P I N K | meow




Been waiting for my concealer wheel from Temptu to come in for over 2 weeks. My gosh it was so painful. I'm not a very patient little girl, but I am a very happy one. The moment I got the package I ripped it up and immediately tested it out. Guys, it frekin' awesome. I loveeee it! It's smooth and blends nicely. Stays on well, and is great for highlighting and contouring. 



Urban Decay
COLOR IT     {Naked 3}

NYX
BRIGHTEN IT     {Shocking Pink}

Nicka K
LINE IT     {Deep Pink}

Temptu
COVER IT     {Concealer Wheel}

Lashes were $1 on sale at weave store 
{but these are silimar }

XXOO

Sunday, February 23, 2014

P R I M A donna

I know I've been posting a ton about over the knee socks lately. (sorry not sorry) Like I've said I'm obsessed. I wanted to show another way to wear them. I have always had a thing for the urban/grungy vibes. Probably because it makes me feel like I should be doing "hood rat things with my friends". 

If you know me then you know that I am the greatest gangster of all time. Just wanted to clear that and make sure everyone was aware. Anyways, I encourage you all to channel your inner thug. Trust me it makes you feel like a badass. All you need are some combat boots, a cool tee, and obviously a snapback.







Boots: old similar here

Denim shorts: Forever21

Floral Snapback: Urban Outfitters

Prima Donna Tee {on sale at UO} or here

XXOO

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Collar poppin'


Nothing says 'girly' better than an embellished collar. I've had this peach button down blouse in my closet for about a year. I've worn it once, and that was today. Don't ask me why I haven't worn it sooner, because I have no clue. #foolishgirl I got many compliments in this number. I was feeling so fresh that I had to take an outfit selfie. 


I found it on the additional 50% off sale rack at A'Gaci sometime last year.


I would put a link on where you could purchase one, but my bad you can't.  Let's be honest I don't feel 'too bad' about it.


Maybe this will inspire you to D.I.Y. your own bedazzled collar. You'll be super trendy if you do. Trust me. Thats a lot of work though, so I recommend on buying your own somewhere. Good luck!

XXOO

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Vintage Thrifting | Like a Boss


Today I had a lady data with a friend from work. We adventured out to our favorite local thrift shops. Boy we were lucky. Both of us scored some awesome gems. Almost everything I found today seemed like a diamond in the rough.  Never had I ever had such good luck out thrifting. I wish every time was like today. Mostly when I go I'm not in the right mood and get too ADD. I feel like you need to be prepared and in the right state of mind to thrift well. Or else everything seems overwhelming.

Here's a list of the places we visited today:

Ended up with
-2 rings
-2 vinyl records
-pair of overalls *TREND ALERT*
-beaded dress
-hat
-Indian choker
-vintage purse
-5 t-shirts
-one cream sweater

And yes, that is Purple Rain by Prince. lol It's such a pretty cover I just might have to frame it.
I really enjoy thrifting because I can find unique items that nobody else will have. I also find that it challenges my style. I like having to create an outfit. The fact that I can pair unusual pieces together and for it look organic. I enjoy when someone asks me "where did you get that" and I say I found it thrifting. Maybe I'm cruel, but it brings joy to me knowing that nobody  else can copy 'my look' since I know that won't be able to find the same item.
I say I did pretty damn good. 

XXOO

P I N E A P P L E


 Hi this is me holding a pineapple for no reason at all. Except to display my new favorite sweatshirt. I've wore it every single day since I purchased it. Zara does it again. 

Found here
Robin egg blue melts me.
XXOO


Monday, February 17, 2014

Boho chic


Drop Waist TopForever 21Over The Knee SocksForever 21ShortsJCrew, Laced Wedges- Forever 21 similar here, Crystal coin Necklace- Poe & Arrows, Floppy Hat- Cotton on (old) similar here & here

I am beyond obsessed with over the knees socks. I find it hard to wear them without my legs looking like sausage links. I finally found a few pairs that don't cut off my circulation via Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters. Anyways, I am nuts and wear them all the time now. I like that they are versatile enough to wear with shorts, dresses, and skirts. I found tons of inspiration on Pinterest you can follow my boards HERE if you want. No peer pressure. But check out all the different ways you can wear these socks. Oh and I realized the best shoes to wear with them are booties, lace up wedges, and obviously boots.
XXOO

Sunday, February 16, 2014

02/14/14 #WIW

 This outfit $30



This is what I wore on Valentines. A red hot skirt with some serious attitude. I know it's 'cheesy' to wear red or pink on Valentines, but I love having an excuse to dress cute. I found this AMAZING skirt at Buffalo Exchange on the sale rack with a 50% off sign on it making it $5. I kid you not. I think I shed a tear when I bought it. I got the shoes for a deal as well. Bakers was going out of business and had a blowout sale so I snatched them for $19. My Cotton On top was only $5.95 available here. So I guess you can say I'm a baller on a budget. 

XXOO


Friday, February 14, 2014

> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > X X O O < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < <


It's finally here Valentines day, and my bae won't even let me kiss him.  A bit camera shy I guess. I usually try not to get too excited around this time a year, but I can't seem to help it. I love gifting the people around me with things. Typically a short sweet note to a coworker or a close friend. Reminding them why I like them and thanking them for sticking by my side even though I'm bat sh*t crazy at times. Which is most of the time, I just like that there is a holiday made for telling people we love them. Even though we should tell them everyday, it's still a great day to remind us of love.

 It wouldn't be bad having a boy around this time, but I'm used to not ever having one. Matter of fact I've never had a "Valentine" my whole life. *Cue the jaw drops and "you've never had a bf comments"* Yeah it's like that. I know that it's weird being 25 and never having a serious relationship. It just hasn't happened to me yet. Don't feel bad for me though. I enjoy being single and doing whatever the hell I want. I love being independent and taking care of myself. Who needs a boyfriend when you can go out and buy exactly what you want for V-Day! That's what I did yesterday. Had a little playdate at the Galleria and treated myself to a new cute outfit. If you're single go out and do the same. I encourage new clothing as a way to help cope wit not having boyfriend. Take a look inside my closet if you don't believe me. Have a great day y'all! 





Now Grab your best lipstick and eat lots of sweets!

color is: 
'Show off' by KA'OIR $20

XXOO

Sunday, February 9, 2014

///WERK///

Obviously it's been a cold one here in Dallas. Just look at that beautiful frozen fountain. Saturday I got to be apart of an amazing photo-shoot with the amazing Megan Mueller. She's a talented photographer based here in Dallas. (blog) I met her a few weeks ago at the Southwest Blogger Society night out. Felt so honored when she asked me to be the makeup artist for her "Italian girl" theme shoot.  Of course I jumped up on it. I can't wait to see how the photos turned out. Thought I share some from my IPhone enjoy.





Both Models are wearing

Nars sheer glow foundation
Trish McEvoy eye base in 'Bare'
Brows Trish McEvoy  'Natural Brunette'
Josie Maran argan creamy concealer 'Light 1'
Mascara Trish McEvoy Lash Curling
BH Cosmetics 10 color blush palette
Auto Pilot Primer Napolen Perdis 
Bronzer Hard Candy Tiki

Brunette Model 
Eyes: Shiseido cream shadow in 'BR 306'
Nars Galapagos in crease
Blending color Trish McEvoy 'Almond'
Lips YSL #304
Contour Too Face Chocolate Soleil


Blonde Model
Eyes: 24 hr shadow stick 'Topaz'
Blending colors BH Cosmetics 88 neutral palette
Lips Nicka K Smokey brown
Contour Laura Mericer Matte radiance baked powder 02

XXOO

Friday, February 7, 2014

V Day | Gift Ideal

If you have no clue what to get your girlfriend, niece, sis-n-law, or co worker for Valentines I got chuuu! If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know. I found these super affordable makeup pouches at Forever 21. How adorable are they? Best part about them is that there is  lipstick on one side and mascara on the other. If you have that friend who is a "Makeup-Junkie" like myself then they will go 'cray-cray' for this. Head into your local Forever and pick them up for $4.80. 




While your at it check out some of my other favorites all under $10 


XXOO

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Snow Flakes to Flames






Woke up to snow flakes fluttering all around me this morning. It was  beautiful to see a blanket of white snow greeting me. What better way to spend my day than getting a head start on some Valentines cards. By the way Target has the most darling nick-nacks right now. (Check 2nd photo) Believe it or not all those cute V-Day decorations are in the dollar section right when you walk into Target. I was loving them and had to have them for myself. Mean while I decided to take a few snap shots of some decorations in my room. If you know me then you know I love gold spray paint, dinosaurs, and all white everything. I'm weird and kinda have a thing for bugs too. I'll post my bug collection later. Anyways it was nice to have the day to myself I got to catch up on my book and paint my nails. Nothing better than having time for yourself. 
I won't lie though almost burnt my whole house down in flames. I was laying in bed reading my book, when all a sudden I smell something burning. I look over and my candle flame had caught my fake flowers on fire. I had a brief freak-out moment then quickly reacted. Got the flame out and had a mini heart attack. Scariest experience ever. How embarrassing now I need to go to Ikea and buy some more fake flowers. Lol maybe I should invest in real ones. 

Look how sad :(

XXOO




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

V Day Inspiration

Valentines day is less than two weeks away. I wanted to put together some inspiration. If you're a single lady like myself who will probably stay home on February 14. Save this inspiration for a fun night out!

What to wear?





Can you believe all of these are under $30 oh and all from Forever21

Makeup


Clearly I'm addicted to Nars

Nars gloss- 'Annees Folles'
Nars blush-'Final Cut'

XXOO

Sunday, February 2, 2014

L A S H L O V E

Eyelash Curlers

We love them, hate them, and some of us don't even use them.

For me personally I NEED to use an eyelash curl daily. My lashes are long and if I don't curl them they will stick straight out.

Some people say to only use an eyelash curl onto clean lashes. I agree and disagree. I think it depends on what mascara you are wearing. If you use a mascara that is soft and not sticky go for it. Pump that curler before and after mascara. Now if you wear a mascara that is very heavy and thick do not curl lashes after applying mascara. 

My favorite eyelash curlers from left to right

Trim (05605 TRIM EZ HOLD)
Shiseido
Kevyn Aucoin


PRO TIP: Always clean off your eyelash curler before using it on lashes. Hold for about 4 seconds and give it one or two pumps for extra volume.

XXOO