Monday, November 26, 2012

Get Ready With Me: Thanksgiving Day

Watch me get ready for Thanksgiving Day with my family!!

- Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily Skin in Natural Beige
- Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Ivory
- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Medium Sand
- NYC Bronzing Powder in Sunny
- Rimmel blush in Pink Sorbet
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige
- Urban Decay Naked2 palette
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Mahogany
- L'Oreal Telescopic mascara
- MAC lipstick in Rebel

- Orly "Rage"

- Banana Republic

Friday, November 23, 2012

TAG: I ❤ Fall!

1. Favorite Fall lip product?
For me, fall is all about berry and plum colored lips! It’s the only time of the year that I’m this dark and daring with my lip color so I milk it for all it’s worth before I go back to light pinks and nudes in the winter. My favorite lip product for fall is, of course, a Revlon Lip Butter - Raspberry Pie, to be exact. It’s SUPER pigmented and a beautiful berry color. I find that it is even more pigmented than some of my department store lip sticks. I also love my NARS Larger Than Life lip gloss in Place Vendome. And of course, as mentioned in my October Favorites, my MAC Rebel lipstick. Drugstore-wise, I really love Maybelline’s Blissful Berry.

2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
I am in love with this fall’s nail trends! I love the deep reds, midnight blues, and jewel tones as well as the earthy tones and neutral greys on the other end of the spectrum. My favorite nail polish this season would probably be Essie’s Bahama Mama - it’s just such a gorgeous, dark vampy color; Orly's Rage - the perfect rose gold polish; and China Glaze's Argo, Autumn Harvest, and Foie Gras from the Hunger Games collection.

3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
I am all about the Pumpkin Spice!

4. Favorite Fall Candle?
Soooo cliché, but I loveeee the Leaves candle from Bath and Body Works. Thank goodness to the many gurus out there who talk about this candle or I may have never discovered it (I very much doubt I would have ever picked up a candle called “Leaves”). I am also loving the Pumpkin Cupcake candle – two of my favorite things combined in a candle – how could I not love it?

5. Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory
I love my oxblood Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. purse that I received for my birthday. Not only is the color perfect for fall but it’s also perfect for an FSU student since our colors are garnet and gold so bonus! My favorite scarf I bought from Topshop when I was backpacking in Europe.

6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
What’s a haunted corn maze? Probably something they don’t have in Florida haha. Um, these things don’t really scare me, but I say hay ride because at least you get to sit down! Yes, I’m lazy.

7. Favorite Halloween movie?
My favorite Halloween-themed movie is probably The Nightmare Before Christmas. I remember loving this movie as a kid even if Mr. Boogie gave me nightmares. My favorite horror movie is Psycho which, thanks to the new Hitchcock previews, I’ve been itching to watch again really soon. Ooh! Growing up, I also loved watching the Disney channel original movie Halloweentown.

8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
I love sour candies! They make my mouth water just thinking about them! Reese's are also a favorite as are Almond Joys - even if I don't like almonds. Yes, I know about Mounds...

9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!
I love showing off my nerdiness through my costumes! I went as Daenerys from Game of Thrones one night and Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter another (:

10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall?
The weather! In Florida, the summer is so HOT so when fall hits with its breezy, cool weather it is glorious. Plus, with cooler weather comes the accompanying warmer clothes: boots, layering pieces, sweaters, jackets, scarves - I loveee fall clothes.

That's it for this tag! Hope you guys enjoyed it! What are your answers? Feel free to do this tag yourself and put a link to your post in the comments section, I'd love to read it! (:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2012 AMAs Best Dressed

I don't have cable so I wasn't able to watch the actual awards show, but thanks to the internet, I was able to stay up to date on the glitzy red carpet fashion (and watch Taylor Swift's fierce performance). Here are my favorite red carpet looks of the night:

Taylor Swift - Zuhair Murad 

Carrie Underwood - Abed Mahfouz 

Hayden Panettiere - Giorgio Armani 

Kelly Rowland - Naeem Khan

What were your favorite dresses of the night?

Friday, November 16, 2012

November Glossybox

Again, Glossybox seem to be back on track with another good box this month. I know Perfume samples are either a bit of a hit or miss and although I normally don't like perfume samples, I really like miniature versions of the actual bottle. You get more product and the bottles look really cute among my other perfumes!

I'm really excited to try the Dermalogica Microfoliant as I've read really good reviews on it. It's a powder that you put on wet hands to make a paste that you massage on to your face after cleansing. It gently exfoliates skin to make it smoother and brighter.

The Ayuui Indian Rose face cream is full sized which is really good however it smells very fragranced and is only normally £4.95 for this big bottle. My skin has been really sensitive recently so I'm not sure whether the ingredients/fragrance will be the best for my skin but I'll give it a go and hopefully it will be ok.

Alison Claire Mango Body butter - This is 70% Organic and has Mango butter, Aloe vera and Green Tea in it. This smells like Starburst or Hubba bubba - soo good! 

Nails Inc Caviar Top coat - I love my Sally Hansen Insta-dri but I also love nails Inc Nailvarnish so I'm excited to try this.

What did you think of this months Glossybox? 


LOCAL: CLUTCH Magazine's Fall 2012 Release Party

This past Wednesday was the Fall 2012 Release Party for CLUTCH Magazine, FSU's first and largest student-run magazine. Even though I'm still a little under the weather, I broke my recent hermit habits to venture out with a couple friends for one of my favorite events of the semester.

The party was held at Midtown Filling Station, one of my favorite venues in Tallahassee. The first 30 guests received VIP gift bags filled with goodies from Hanky Panky, Sephora, and local boutiques and salons. Along with the latest issue of CLUTCH, guests were also treated to mini cupcakes from Lucy and Leo's, all-night drink specials (that included "Clutch-tinis"), and free raffle prizes.

Here are a couple of photos from the release party:

With my littles, Colby and Marilyn

About to enjoy my mini red velvet cupcake

With our awesome goody bags!

With Clutch's Editor-In-Chief, Brittany, and Beauty Director, Gary

Definitely another successful CLUTCH Release Party!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Superdrug Dry Shampoo


I'm quite picky when it comes to dry shampoo, I use it every day to give me volume and although I rarely use it on second day hair as I wash my hair every day (bad I know!) I like it to make my hair feel fresh and clean if I do.
I first saw these on offer in Superdrug for 99p so I decided to try a couple. They are well priced at £1.99 each however recently I picked up 3 on a buy 1 get 2 free offer which is amazing value for money! 

A can lasts me around 3 and a half weeks, which is pretty good considering I use it every day. There is a wide variety to choose from and pretty much all of them ive tried so far smell really good.

They're not powdery, smell great and really give my hair that extra oomph. My favourite so far is 'away with the fairies', it smells amazing. The only one I didn't get on too well with is the brunette one, when I washed my hair it looked like I had dyed it there was so much brown product residue! I also wasn't that fussed on the smell.

The only downside to these is they don't leave my hair feeling as clean and fresh as other brands. If I want a Dry shampoo for amazingly clean and fresh feeling hair then I get the Tresemme one, although it's quite expensive at £4.79 per can and it doesn't last me nearly as long.

I get these for a lovely smelling everyday volumiser, i'm really impressed with the quality and the value for money of these, I will definitely continue to stock up on there as superdrug often seem to have such great offers on them.

Have you tried these? Whats your favourite dry shampoo?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

REVIEW: Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad in "Mad For Mauve"

Today I thought I would review my Maybelline Eyestudio Mad For Mauve Eyeshadow Quad from the Fall Scene on the Runway collection. Sorry if this review is a tad bit late..this quad is limited edition and I know they are a little bit more difficult to find now.

Mad For Mauve features a light pink (an excellent highlighter color), mauve-pink, olive, and burgundy-ish color. These colors are just gorgeous in the packaging, but the main reason why this quad caught my eye was because I thought these colors would compliment my brown eyes really well. 

I have to say, I'm a little bit on the fence about this quad. On my fingers, the shadows look incredibly rich and pigmented, however, not so much once applied on the eyelids. It definitely helps using a primer or base, but it still takes quite a bit of building up. I will say that I did like the texture and it did blend very well. There was quite a bit of fallout though so that is something one should watch out for.

These retail for about $8-9 at most drugstores (although like I said they might take a little searching for now.) I wouldn't repurchase it, but I certainly am going to use it up. 

Now just in case you wanted to see these shadows in action (look below)... As you can see, the shadows aren't nearly as vibrant as one would think, but it does look very natural with brown eyes.

Have you guys tried any of these quads? Which ones? Did you like them?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Everyday 5 Minute Makeup Look

Today, I decided to show you guys a really simple and easy everyday makeup look that I do when I'm in a hurry or when I just want to keep my makeup very light that day. This is a look I feel you can wear year-round since it is very neutral and natural. This was my go-to look for most of the summer and am still rocking it in the fall...and will do so in the winter too. It's also super affordable because all the products I used (minus brushes and eyelash curler) can be bought at the drugstore.

♡ PRODUCTS USED (these are pretty much my most reached for items)
- Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily Skin in Natural Beige
- Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Ivory
- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Medium Sand
- NYC Bronzing Powder in Sunny
- Rimmel blush in Pink Sorbet
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
- Covergirl Shimmering Sands palette
- Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner
- Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting

- China Glaze "Foie Gras" (from the Hunger Games collection)

Hope you guys enjoyed the look! (:

Friday, November 9, 2012

Primark November Haul


Jumper - £14, Snood - £5, Mittens - £3

Primark have got some really great things in at the moment, So many cosy knits and Christmassy things. I picked up these 3 things but have my eye on some of the festive slippers, socks and Pj's which I'll most likely be going back for!
Primark have really up'd their game recently, and although prices have been creeping up, it seems the products are getting better. Hopefully it will last!

Have you picked up anything in Primark recently?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

October 2012 Favorites

Hey guys!! Here's another monthly favorites post (I feel like I haven't done one of these in FOREVER..). This post is also accompanied by my first monthly favorites video (yay!!). October, my favorite month, has come to a close but with its end comes the beginning to my favorite time of the year...the holidays!!


TV Show: Hart of Dixie

Face: Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Ivory
Face: NYC Bronzing Powder in Sunny
Face: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige
Eyes: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeliner Pencil in Jet
Lips: MAC Rebel Lipstick
Nails: Essie Bahama Mama
Nails: Orly Rage
Etc: Sonia Kashuk Makeup Remover
Hair: Batiste Dry Shampoo in Proud and True Brit
Fragrance: Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift

Candle: Slatkin & Co Pumpkin Cupcake Candle
Accessory: Michael Kors Rosegold Watch
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac purse
Shoes: Vince Camuto boots

Do you guys like any of these products? Tell me what you think! I'm also up for any November recommendations! (: