Outfit of the Day


Dress: Sidecca
Denim vest: It was a jacket from Goodwill but I cut the sleeves off
Purse: San Diego Saturday market
Flip flops: Old Navy

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Review: E.L.F. Tinted Lip Balm in Rose

I bought this hoping for something that would give my lips the just-bitten, Twilight-esque look. That isn’t this product but luckily I have found one that fulfilled this purpose, which I will review later. This product is still nice in it’s own way.

Pros:

  • Easy to buy, sold at Target
  • Pretty color
  • Smells nice, minty
  • Cute packaging

Cons:

  • More opaque than I wanted, although that could be a good thing depending on what you are looking for
  • In my opinion it’s a bit expensive for a tinted lip balm, $3, but you probably couldn’t do much better anyways
  • Not as moisturizing as a balm

Top: one swipe
Bottom: full color

California Cool Outfit of the Day

This outfit was so simple and easy to put together but I really like it! It’s still so hot where I live so shorts and loose tops are really comfortable.

Top: Nordstrom Rack – brand: Threads 4 Thought
Shorts: Charlotte Russe
Bracelets: 99 cent store!
Flip flops: Old Navy

Fall Nails

Polish: Nabi – Sand Beige

I have been getting excited for fall! This polish reminds me of pumpkin (my favorite thing). I remembered this polish as low quality and chipping quickly but this time it lasted quite a while. I’m not sure if it was the top coat I used or if the polish just wasn’t as bad as I remembered. It’s also nice because it only takes one coat to be opaque. Happy almost fall everyone!

 

Week 2: Favorite Beauty/Fashion Videos

  • Blue and gold eye look – TheKalynTheory: I had been wanting to find a way to wear blue eyeshadow without looking clown-ish and this tutorial was really helpful! I recreated this look and I liked it but it did require a lot of blending. It was also nice because I had the exact eyeshadows she used other than the blue.

Review: E.L.F. pressed powder

It’s pretty obvious that I am a major user of E.L.F. products. They’re cheap, accessible and a lot of them have become must-haves for me. This pressed powder has become a part of my everyday routine.

Pros:
– As I mentioned, it’s easy to buy (sold at Target)
– Cheap ($1)
– Pigmented for a pressed powder, I’ve been using it as my foundation lately. It also works well over liquid foundation.

Cons:
– Honestly, I can’t think of any!

Ventura Outfit of the Day

Lace top: Forever21
Denim vest: it was a jean jacket from Goodwill and I cut the sleeves off
Maxi skirt: Marshalls
Sandals: Ross
Necklace: somewhere in Cannon Beach
Bracelets: 99 cent store, haha!
Rings: Kohls and Coloma, CaBag: San Diego Saturday market

Review: Xhilaration Watches

I own two of these watches and I adore both of them! The first one I got was mint green (courtesy of my mom) and the second was purple (courtesy of my cousin).

Pros:

  • Awesome colors (I die for mint green), and it also comes in a bunch of other colors
  • Cool material, it’s like soft, rubbery and matte which keeps it from looking like cheap plastic
  • Only $12.99, that’s like unheard of for watches. It’s also easy to purchase, sold at Target.
  • Not too masculine, without being like a tiny women’s watch
  • Versatile, I wear one of the two I own almost every day. The colors go with way more than I thought they would.
  • In my case they fit perfectly, I didn’t have to take any of the links out. I’m pretty sure my wrists are average size so they would probably fit well on most people.

Cons:

  • None

Nails


Polish: L’Oreal Paris – Activate

I was wearing a polo shirt and feeling preppy so I wanted to paint my nails a classy color. I don’t own a decent red polish so this is my mom’s. The shade of red isn’t my favorite, it’s not bright enough for my taste. Also, after about one day the tips of my nails were already wearing off. That being said, I’ve had this polish on for like 4 days and it held up pretty well (this photo was taken after 4 days). Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this polish because it’s not the highest quality and L’Oreal is not cruelty free!