Sunday, January 26, 2014

OOTD

Hey guys!
A couple of days ago I went to a Bridal Convention with my family. I know it sounds weird, but my mom has a bakery so we went this year to see if it would be worth it to have a booth there next year. I can't tell you how many times I got asked if I was getting married! Haha it was actually pretty funny, and it was cool to see all of the pretty dresses and jewelry! But I thought I would show you guys what I wore since we had to get somewhat dressed up.

Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Nordstrom
Booties: Macy's

I thought this outfit was perfect for the convention because it was kind of dressy but still casual, and very comfortable at the same time! I also really love skater skirts, so it was a good excuse to wear one (:

I got this necklace a couple of years ago from Charlotte Russe. It's one of my favorites because of the back!

I absolutely love this bow in the back! I think it's a really nice detail of the necklace.

These shoes have quickly become one of my favorite pairs! They go with so many outfits and they are the perfect booties for someone who doesn't want a high heel pair (me in a nutshell!).

And of course, Perry had to get in on all the fun...
He is getting so big! And his sense of exploration is getting just as big, and as a result he broke the ceramic holder for one of my plants. He is really sweet for the most part though, so this doesn't happen too often (:

So there it is! I really love this outfit and I think it's pretty versatile as well. I also love the colors for winter!

What's your favorite thing to wear when you have to get a little dressed up?

Thanks for reading, and have a great rest of your day! (:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Formula X Nail Polish: The Foil Look

Hey guys!
I was going to try and have this post up on Saturday, but for some reason I couldn't download the pictures from my camera to my laptop. I got a new camera for Christmas and I love it so much, but now my poor laptop can't keep up. It's starting to really slow down and crash easily, so I need to get a new one but I really don't know what kind I want...it's such a hard decision!
Anyway! Today I'll be reviewing The Foil Look nail polish from Formula X.


A couple of years ago, I saw a picture in a magazine of metallic nails, and since then I have had an infatuation with silver nails. So the other day when I got an email from Sephora and saw this product, I got so excited and immediately went out to buy it. The little kit is $25 which is pretty spendy, but I had a coupon and you get two bottles of nail polish (a base and the actual silver color) in the box. So in reality, it's $12.50 for each bottle, which isn't too terrible. And honestly, I have been wanting a metallic nail polish that actually looks like metal for such a long time so I was willing to pay that much. 

Nail foil base (left) and the nail foil itself (right)
The base that it comes with is supposed to help the nail foil look more metallic, and it did look a little different from my other nail polish base. The directions also said to use the Formula X nail cleanser on your nails before the base for the best results, but I just used some nail polish remover to get the excess oils off, I think it works just the same. Then you just apply a thin coat of the base, let that dry, and apply the nail foil. It also says not to use a top coat in order to "preserve the mirror finish" so I didn't put one on. The nail foil dried really quickly (within two minutes!) so that was really convenient.


I really love how it looks on my nails! I was so excited to find this product and I'm really glad I bought it. The box says it's a one night wear, and now I see why. Without a top coat, the nail polish wears off and chips really easily. I have had it on for a couple of days and it looks like it's been on for a week. However, I put a top coat on a couple of my nails to see if I could tell a difference, and you really can't. Those nails also don't have chips like the others, so next time I will be putting a top coat on all of my nails. All in all, I really love this product and I'm very satisfied! I definitely recommend getting this if, like me, you have been looking for a true metallic-looking nail polish. I have been driving my family crazy from comparing my nails to anything metal that I come across. It really looks like you have silver on your nails! I could go on and on about how much I love it. 

What's your favorite nail polish look? Have you ever tried any metallic shades?

Thanks for reading, and have a great rest of your day! :)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Buxom Lipgloss Review

Hey guys!
Today I thought I would share my thoughts on the Buxom Full-On Lip Cream.
I ordered some products off of Sephora one day and got three free samples, and the Buxom lip gloss in the shade "Katie" was one of them, and honestly ever since I got it, I have been hooked.

The color is so pretty and natural looking, and it gives your lips a tingling sensation. I don't really know if I notice a whole bunch of lip plumping action, but I love the lip gloss regardless. It stays on for a long time and my lips never have that weird gunky after-lip-gloss feeling when I have used this lip gloss all night. And a little goes a long way! You definitely don't have to layer it on a ton of times.

I love how it looks on my lips!
And for Christmas, one of my best friends, Joycie (you can check out her blog here) got me this lip gloss in a different shade! 

This one is called "Kir Royale"

This color is so gorgeous and I have been wanting a burgundy colored lip product for so long, so this is perfect! I love it just as much as the other shade and it is just as great.



So there you have it - my favorite lip gloss! The other shades in this line are also really pretty, but these are definitely my favorite. They also layer over lipsticks really nicely!

Have you ever tried these lip glosses, or any other Buxom products? What is your favorite lip gloss or lip product?
 
Thanks for reading and have a great rest of your day! :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Look for the New Year

Hey guys!
So tonight I was looking at my blog and decided that it need a makeover, since I have had the same template since...well, the beginning of my blog! I figured it was high time for a new look.
It's still a work in progress, as you can probably tell, but I am really loving it so far! I basically got everything from Shabby Blogs. It is such a great little website with all sorts of headers, backgrounds, buttons...the list goes on and on. There are also a lot of different tutorials that I found to be helpful.
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you guys a really helpful website, and a quick little post about my blog's new look. If you guys have any helpful websites, posts, or tips of any kind please leave them in the comments! I am always open to help, especially regarding html/template editing type deals because I am not known for my tech skills...

How do you guys like the new look?

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great rest of your day! :)