Monday, September 29, 2014

Mini Ulta Haul!

I was feeling pretty down after a memorial service I had to attend, so I did some retail therapy at Ulta to cheer me up!

I had a $50 gift card from AT&T so I decided that would be my little budget. I went looking to splurge on the Tarte palette, and of course they STILL didn't have it. So I got some other drugstore things instead.

I reallllly wanted to try the L'Oreal True Match foundation because all I hear are great things about it. My current foundation is a taaaaad to dark for my current (pale) skintone. So I picked it up and tried it out this morning. I realllllly like it. Light, long-lasting, and stands up to the Florida rain/heat/humidity. 
I also picked up a Nyx butter gloss in Tiramisu and a soft matte lip cream in San Paulo. They were both on sale and the Tiramisu is an amazing neutral, while San Paulo is matte and so vibrant to wear. I've worn the Tiramisu with more bold eyeshadows and when I want the attention other than my lips. While I've worn the San Paulo with neturals and had that pop of color on my lippies.
Also pictured is this silver essence eye-shadow, its metallic and I'm going to pair it with the black Ulta eyeshadow. I have an idea for where to take this look, but I've gotta test it out first.
The only other thing is the Palladio liquid liner in black, the one I was using is nowhere near finished, and the top just broke off! Not even superglue could fix it the lid/brush area was so broken. So I had to buy a replacement. They make a nice liquid liner, and I'm currently comparing it to the Almay one and the Rimmel London Scandeleyes liquid/gel liner. (I prefer the Palladio)

Overall, it was a successful trip and I really like the things I purchased.

Stalk meeeee ~?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wedding Plans...?

The more comfortable I get in my everyday life makes me realize that marriage is no longer something that a couple needs to do to validate their relationship.

Ones relationship is just as valid as any others with or without the churches approval or a legal binding. This legal binding does however, protect and give your loved ones rights and protects them.

Which is why, after two years of engagement to my lovely fiance I've decided one thing:

I want to start planning my wedding.

I want to be legally bound to him, as he will be to me.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Apple Wave Hoax!

I never do these because I feel like they never get read, but I enjoy them!

Lets talk about this wonderful hoax that has many people... well... steaming.
Please note: This is a HOAX. DO NOT DO IT. (read below)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Falling off the bandwagon...

... and struggling to get back on.

To be honest, I haven't been the best at my diet since the week of Labor day. I have lost some more weight, but not entirely too much. Labor week was a busy one for me, with my anniversary and TWO labor day parties to attend too, I was seriously just CHOWING down on anything I could get my hands on.

The problem is now jumping back on the healthy "lose weight" bandwagon. I've lost 15 lbs? Which to me is significant enough to see a change in my body, but I want to see a change in my clothes. My clothes are fitting better, but its still not anything to call home about. 

Once I fell off the bandwagon I'm finding it harder and harder to get back on. And the wedding for my cousin is inching nearer and nearer and I'm not any closer to my -20 lb weight loss goal. I definitely notice the difference in my face, and in my pictures for sorority you can tell that my face has slimmed down. But I'm reaching the point where those first 10lbs slid off so easily and the rest is going to be work.

To be fair though, I put on an old pair of jeans today and they actually fit! It's the small victories from now on I suppose!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


... and his name is Hubert and I will love him until he decides to leave my car

Okay so, I left my house this morning with a lizard stuck to my car. No biggie, he'll fly off as soon as I get going and go do his little lizard stuff.

He makes it all the way to my job.

I'm at work, and I have to leave for class. I get in the car, not bothering to look for him, and drive away.

Get back to my car after class in the parking garage, and he's STILL SITTING ON THE HOOD OF MY CAR.

I hop in the car to drive back to work and he just dips right back under the hood to hide from the wind! I finally got back to work and he was still there!

I snapped a picture of him, and then named him Hubert and told Chris I was keeping him forever.
Welcome Hubert!

When I left work to come home I couldn't find him, but I never got a chance to really look because it was raining!

He's mah buddy & I love him. :3

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sorority Event - OOTD & FOTD

Sorority Event - OOTD & FOTD

Today's post is inspired by the absolutely lovely ladies in my sorority. I'm a sister in Alpha Omega Epsilon, which is the sorority that supports women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). I am a computer engineering major myself and most of my sisters are engineering majors as well. Last night was the night that we welcomed new candidates into the sorority, it was a pin attire event so we had to look our best. Here are some pictures of the lovely ladies!

Overall though, this was a night about the new candidates and them on the path to becoming lovely new sisters. I managed to catch everyone for an awesome picture with our banner + the membership educator.
Here are our lovely candidates!
I'm excited for the rest of this semester and to see these ladies grow into lovely new sisters!

Now down for why you're actually here: My OOTD & FOTD.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dollar Store Haul!

$1 Store Haul!

Last night I had to make a run to the dollar store to pick up some things I needed for the house, so while I was there, I went a little crazy in the beauty section and picked up quite a few things. I love my dollar store because they'll carry elf, milani, and other brand items! Granted most of these items are off brand or drugstore, its still quality items for only a dollar!


I have been LOOKING for these trios from L.A. Colors for like FOREVER since I picked up the Orchid trio about a year ago. I've featured the Orchid trio in multiple FOTD's because I really do love it, and I wanted to try a couple more but haven't been able to find it. Imagine how excited I was when I came across these trios in the dollar store! I immediately grabbed the first one I saw which was Water Lily trio. It has this pretty blue-green color, a pretty lavender color, and a lovely light blue. I can't wait to use it and test out some looks! The other trio I picked up was the color SunFlower. Its a really neutral trio with a deep brown color, a rust color, and then a light gold highlight. It's going to be awesome to use as another everyday look alongside the Orchid trio. L.A. Colors has a WIDE variety of colors with these trios and I'm hoping to run into a few more soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Wet Brush Vs. Tangle Teezer

The Wet Brush Vs. Tangle Teezer

Round 1: FIGHT!

Please note: I bought both of these products with my own money, and these opinions are all my own.

The Wet Brush

Firstly, lets talk about how it looks:
My Wet Brush is green and has a really smooth texture. When my hairdresser handed this brush to me and told me to brush my hair in the shower/when my hair was wet I was definitely looking at her sideways.

So when I took it home it sat on my dresser unused for a long time. I've been using it much more recently now though in the bath when I have conditioner in my hair. The bristles are sooo soft and they give way to knots and overall is a very gentle brush. When I'm running it through my hair it is very easy and gets the tangles out without pain and without all the tugging I was doing before. It also helps work conditioner out of my hair and when I get out of the shower I feel like my hair is smooth and soft.
The one qualm I have with the brush is that I feel like since the bristles give way so much that my hair doesn't get brushed through thoroughly all the time. But overall, I like this brush a lot and its currently in my shower.

Monday, September 8, 2014

A bit of a rant blog today...

... and it has to deal with the blogging community and social media

Today is a bit of a rant blog, and I'm seriously sorry about this but there have been a few things that have been seriously irritating me about a few things within this community.

Overall, I love it. I feel like I've made quite a few friends and I enjoy reading these blogs. But there are always just a couple bad seeds, ya know?

Friday, September 5, 2014

FOTD - OOTD - August 5, 2014


August 5th, 2014

I picked this dress up sometime within the last year (I honestly am not sure). But since I've gotten it I have been in love with it! This is the dress I mentioned in my August Favorites. I think the thing that spoke to me the most was the color and patterns that adorn this dress. They are seriously eye-catching and this dress is perfect for days where I want to look like I tried really hard in the morning when I really didn't. I also like how it minimises my breast size. The only qualm I have with this dress is the neckline, I have to wear one of those bra clasps that pulls my bra straps in so that they aren't as visible. I paired this dress with some old gold sandals that I own. Its easy and it looks like I seriously tried!
This FOTD is pretty standard. But using some of the new things that I picked up this month.
  • Primer: e.l.f. Mineral Infused Primer
  • Concealer/Highlighter: e.l.f. Studio Duo Concealer/Highlighter in Light
  • Foundation: Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 in Creamy Natural.
  • Eyebrows: e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow kit in medium.
  • Blush: Maybelline Fit me Blush in Medium Pink
  • Eyeshadow: Highlighter is a Sally Beauty Supply Single in White. The other eyeshadow is the L.A. Colors Trio in Orchid.
  • Eyeliner: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof gel liner in black.
  • LipGloss: Nyx Butter Gloss in Raspberry Tart.
My earrings are all cheapies that I've picked up from Claires/local stores around here and I'm currently wearing Wet n' Wilds Lavender Pearlescent. Its this pretty peachy pink color that I was fond of and I liked the $1 price even more.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

August Favorites

August Favorites

There have been a few things that I have loved this month.


It may be plausible that I bought all these things on sale or were all under $10.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof gel liner in black: To be completely honest, I'd never used a gel liner before. I bought this one while it was on sale at my local drugstore and I picked up the same version of liner in a liquid form as well. I figured "Why not try it?" Lets just say, the liquid liner still isnt even out of the package yet. I absolutely love this gel liner. I goes on so smooth and pigmented, and stays that way all day. I got it in black, and it has actually completely replaced my pencils and liquid liners for now.

e.l.f. Studio Duo Concealer/Highlighter in Light: $3.00 pricetag, and another one of those "Why not?" purchases that I've fallen in love with. I the concealer end under my foundation to lighten the areas under my eyes and when I'm really lazy to actually use it as a eye primer. Please note: I do not use this as an actual concealer to cover my blemishes, more as another highlighter. The actual highlighter I use on my nose, cupids bow, and the arches of my eyebrows. When my fiance sees me do this he calls it my war paint. Haha!

e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer: I've been using this little delicious thing as my primer for my face for the whole month of August! It has an SPF of 20 in it which has seriously been helpful in this awful August heat and sun. Please note this product is silicone based. So if you don't like silicone based things on your face then I wouldn't recommend it for ya. But its worked nicely and helps my makeup go on smoothly.


I haven't really had any fashion pieces that I'm seriously loving this month, but I can let you know one thing that hasn't changed - my love for maxi skirts and dresses! Every time I go out I keep looking for new maxi dresses on sale and although I haven't found any new ones I'm still lovin' them. I'm particularly fond of this multi-color one that I don't currently have a picture of but will post.

Also I've been loving these seriously OLD black flip-flops that I found while I was cleaning out my apartment. They are so comfortable and easy to just slip on and off when I'm running to pick Chris up from work or to toss in my car in case of rainy days. I love wearing them with my anklets. It makes me feel like I'm a little bohemian.

Stalk me?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Over here in the states Labor Day is a national holiday where no mail runs and the only person who seems to have to work is my fiance! It's also the last holiday of summer and traditionally marks the end of summer. I usually spend this holiday with my Aunt and Uncle, Grandparents, and parents on the beach sunbathing and overall having a great time. This year though, my Aunt and Uncle couldn't make it and Chris has to work today! I also made plans to go work on my Engineering Design project with my group today. So Labor Day will be exactly that, Labor!