Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TJ Maxx Summer Love Haul



It has been quite a while since my last blog post. Long story short: JUNIOR YEAR OF COLLEGE. 

In today's post, I'm going to show you some of my most recent TJ Maxx finds for the warmer weather. TJ Maxx will forever be my favorite store. They have the best clothes, the best coffee mugs, the best shoes, the best deals, the best EVERYTHING.

This first top is a crochet crop top. I cut off the tag because it was long and poked out the back, so I don't know the brand of this top. I didn't think I would fall into the whole crop top high waisted shorts/skirts trend, but this tank was too cute to resist. It has floral detailing on the straps and down the middle, with a few adorable vintage buttons on it. This item must be hand washed.

$12.99

 This is my favorite top of the bunch because of the adorable pattern and the color palette! This is from the brand one clothing. On the hanger it appears to have no shape. But once it is worn, it is very flowy and looks much better. I love the zig zag tribal pattern and the purple hues. This will get a lot of wear time this summer, for sure! The material is a very nice polyester material, but it must be hand washed.

$9.99


This tank top is also from the brand one clothing. I don't own anything this color or this vibrant. This is essentially the same tank as the one above, except for a different pattern and it has a low v neck. I love the bright blue color with the tribal pink pattern. The material is very nice polyester material, but it must be hand washed.


$9.99

 The first 3 tanks look adorable with high waisted shorts and skirts. I think you could get away with just wearing a nude colored bra underneath them, but I will most likely wear a tank top or bandeau underneath them as well when I wear them to class. The only reason I say that is because they are a little loose and flowy, so your bra might show on the sides. 


This adorable daisy tank with the words "NEVER STOP DREAMING" printed on it is also from the brand one clothing. It is another flowy tank top that will look so cute paired with denim shorts or jeans. I will probably pair this with a black bandeau underneath because it is a bit on the sheer side. But the material is so nice and light for the warm weather. This top can be washed in a washer.

$9.99

This last top is also from the brand one clothing. (all of my favorite tops from TJ Maxx are from one clothing...) The top is a nice cream color, and has a daisy crochet lacey pattern that is absolutely darling. The daisy pattern goes down the middle, and this is a high-low top. This item must be hand washed.

$12.99

I have wanted high waisted denim shorts for a while, but I saw these black ones and just had to have them! I absolutely love the 3 buttons on the top. So darling! I like these because they are dressier than jeans shorts, but can certainly be casual as well. These look very cute with all of the tops I showed above. They also pair well with sheer long sleeved button up blouses for a dressier look. They are the brand Ci Sono. The material is a mix of polyester, nylon, and spandex. They are super comfortable and they aren't too short. These can be washed in a washer. 

$12.99

I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of oxfords for a while. I found a pair at Charlotte Russe that gave me horrible blisters, but they were so cute. THESE ARE WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF. I saw a similar pair on Pinterest, so I was so excited to find these at TJ Maxx. I believe they were under $30, but I can't quite remember. They are the brand Report. The leather is so soft and feels worn in. The white lace/crochet is so cute. I love that it has an open design- this is perfect for the spring and summer weather! These are a half size too large for me, so I inserted heel pads, band aids, and I wear no show socks with them to help them fit better.

$29.99...I think?


I hope that you enjoyed seeing my latest TJ Maxx finds! If you are a bargain hunter like me and you love adorable clothes, GET THEE TO A TJ MAXX IMMEDIATELY! 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tweezerman ProCurl Rose Gold Eyelash Curler

Hello, all!

I have only owned two lash curlers in my makeup history: a Revlon curler and the ELF $1 eyelash curler. The Revlon one was the first I ever purchased, so I had nothing to base it's quality on. The ELF eyelash curler was surprisingly good, and I only purchased it because of Emily Eddington of Beauty Broadcast raving about it!

The thing that made me crave this curler was the rose gold color! I wasn't all too thrilled to pay $20 for a curler, but I thought I'd splurge just once (yeah right!) while I was in Sephora. 


-The packaging-




-This shot shows the true rose gold color-

Because I am a naturally imperfect human, my eyelashes tend to stick straight out. When they are curled, they don't tend to curl the same. One eye curls a little more than the other. One eye wants to be a little more sassy, I suppose! That's why I am showing both of my eyes before and after being curled with the Tweezerman ProCurl.

-Natural eye, no curl-

-After curl, no mascara-

-Natural eye, no curl-

-After curl, no mascara-

Overall, I really love my ProCurl! I'm a sucker for anything rose gold. The color is obviously my favorite part, but it also performs way better than my previous curlers. This curler comes with three spare sponges to place in the curler when one gets dull or overused. I think it is worth the $20, but I also believe there are other great curlers out there for much cheaper. But if you've got $20 in your pocked and want to "pop some tags" I would suggest heading to Sephora or wherever Tweezerman is sold to purchase yourself a ProCurl! 

Here is a link to purchase this online at Sephora online:

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful!

Stay lovely, always! :)













Sunday, June 30, 2013

Switching to Bloglovin

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Makeup Would You Rather Tag Questions!

1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
-This is tough because I feel like I have more mascaras/eyeliners/lipsticks/lip glosses than palettes and eye shadows, but I'd rather lose the mascaras etc. I love the few palettes and shadows I do have. lol

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
-Assuming I can let it all grow back out, I'd chop it all off. I love having long hair, but to have nasty dead ends would be terrible.

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
 Coral cheek! I pretty much wear coral blush every day, more so than pink blush.

4. If you had $1,000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
-Clothes. I love make up, but my wardrobe could use an upgrade!

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?
-Eyeliner as lipstick...I'd purchase red/pink/coral eyeliners. Loophole! Lipstick would smudge like crazy on oily eyelids!!

6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
-Sephora for sure! I actually only own 1 MAC product, their Painterly Paint Pot. Sephora has so many other brands and options.

7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
One lip color because I love playing with my eye shadow too much to give that up! I would probably do a nude pink lip forever lol

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in the winter?
-I'll go with summer clothes in the winter, and just carry a blanket with me when I go outside. Another loophole! 

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
BRIGHT nails for sure! I love having brights nails no matter what season.

10. Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?
-I'd give up my favorite lip product only because I have some kind of dermatitis on my bottom lip that gets inflamed when I wear lip products :( 

11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?
Ponytail. I could braid it, curl it, straighten, while a bun is just a bun. Plus my messy buns just look awful.

12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?
Never use lip gloss because of the reason I mentioned above about my lip dermatitis. Plus, I'm addicted to nail polish and having my nails painted so I could never ever give that up! NEVER.

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or Sharpie them in everyday?
Sharpie them in with a light brown sharpie. I can't not have eyebrows at all. That would be so terrible.

14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
OH. MY. GOSH. This question killed me inside a little bit. I love nail polish. But I love make up on my face. I'd have to live without nail polish, I guess. :( OH! I'd take eye shadow and mix it with a substance to create non-nail polish for my nails. LOOPHOLE. HAH.

Hope you enjoyed reading my responses! Give it a try. :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Quick Swatches: New CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses

Incredibly long time, no blog!

I apologize for the complete lack of blog posts, but this school year has really taken its toll on me. I'm half-way to getting my bachelor's degree, so I'm really trying to focus more on school. But I have picked up six shades of the new CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses, and they are a huge hit in my book!

I do these quick swatches due to a lack of time, and so you can see some of the shades next to each other. Here are some super quick (slightly messy) swatches!
(Click on any photo to enlarge it)

Here is a bottle shot! From L-R
Constant Candy, Lav-endure, Coral Silk, Grapevine, Forever Festive, Wine To Five

Constant Candy is a milky, cool, light pink. This is very pretty and reminds me of Essie Fiji.(I don't own Fiji, but I think they look similar from swatches I have seen)

Lav-endure is a pale lilac cream. It is much paler in person, but pretty wearable. I think this is going to be a fantastic shade for spring, and how cute is that name?

Coral Silk is a creamy orange coral color that appears much more orange in person. I know this will probably live on my toes this spring and summer....

 
Grapevine is a deep metallic violet shade that looks to be a close dupe to Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro nail polish in Violet Metal

 
Forever Festive is probably my favorite from this line. It is a gorgeous shimmery red that would be perfect for the holidays! (hence the name...) I love this color so much because it is such a wearable red. If you pick up any color from this nail polish line, I highly recommend this baby!

 
Wine To Five was one of the first shades I purchased that helped me fall in love with these polishes. It is a deep wine berry creamy color. I almost wish it was just a tad more berry, but I do love this color!

Overall, I think this is a fantastic new nail polish line from CoverGirl! The application with all of the polishes were very smooth, and they didn't take long to dry at all. 
These claim to not need a base or top coat, but I used both out of habit. However, before applying my top coat, I did notice that my nails had great shine. 
They also claim to wear for seven days. This wasn't quite the deal for me, but I'm also quite rough with my hands. They chipped around the 2nd or 3rd day. I don't think this is a formula flaw, just my own everyday wear and tear.

One con of these polishes is that when I close the bottle, the edges don't always completely align. This is more of an aesthetic issue that isn't really important. You can really see this happening with my Grapevine bottle in the picture above.

But an awesome thing about the packaging is that it closely resembles Chanel nail polish packaging. I don't own any Chanel polishes, but I've seen photos of comparisons.


These are about $4-$5 at most drugstores. I highly recommend these nail polishes, and I can't wait to try some more! 

Have a lovely day! :)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Latest Target Haul!


Hello there! I have recently been spending money that I don't have left and right. I buy things on impulse too often. It's a real problem. But I was in Target about a week ago, and picked up a lot of basic products that I was running out of. All of these products I bought were things I really wanted to try, and had not previously owned (with the exception of the  mascara and concealer pen). Let's jump into the haul!

Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream
Olay Wet Cleansing Cloths

I was running out of my current daily moisturizer (Aveeno Ultra Calming), and I was kind of tired of my Pond's Dry Skin cream that I use every night. I saw this Garnier Gel Cream, and I was intrigued. I've been using it day and night the last few days, and I really enjoy this! The gel is super refreshing, and it smells amazing!

The Olay wipes are pretty good at removing make up and making my face feel clean. My only complaint is that this stings my eye pretty badly. I don't go around touching my bare eyeball with these. But the moisture burns my eyes somehow. I don't like that very much.

Sinful Colors 24/7
Revlon Colorstay top coat

I've been wanting to pick both of these up, and finally did it! 24/7 is a bright hot neon pink. I have it on my toes and love it! The top coat is fantastic! It really makes my nails shine, and the polish lasts longer. Also, the brush is really interesting because it has two brushes as you can see in the picture. Makes application easier.


 Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer in Nude
Maybelline Master Precise liner
Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals palette

If it isn't apparent, I really like Maybelline products. It's one of my most bought brands. It isn't my favorite brand, but definitely a go-to for certain things like liners and face products. I had already owned the concealer in Buff. I couldn't find that shade, and sadly Nude isn't quite for me. Good product for the under eye area though. I can't find the Line Stiletto liquid liner anymore so I'm assuming it is being discontinued, but this liner pen works even better! Very easy to use and very opaque. I've been wanting this Sunbaked Neutrals palette for a while and decided to get it for travel. Great pigmentation, and fabulous for everyday wear.

Revlon PhotoReady concealer in 002 Light
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme foundation in 200 Sand Beige
Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting primer

I love Revlon lip and nail products, and I have always wanted to give they're face products a try. So far, I am incredibly pleased with the quality of these. Revlon truly is the high-end of the drugstore world. The concealer only came in two shades, and this one was the closest to me. I like it for covering redness, but it doesn't cover blemishes very well. I have been dying to try this Whipped foundation. I was worried I wouldn't choose the correct shade for my skin, but miraculously chose the perfect shade for me! I love how this applies and it truly STAYS all day! Even without the primer. Speaking of primer, I had never used a primer in my life, but thought this would be good for really long days. I really like it so far! Does a good job of extending my foundation's wear, which already wears long on its own.

(From left to right, clockwise)
ELF Studio Blush in Pink Passion
Elf Studio Blush in Tickled Pink
Elf Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve
Elf Studio Brow Kit in Medium

I REALLY love these four products! The blushes are fantastic quality, and I adore the packaging. Tickled Pink is my perfect everyday color. Pink Passion is a tad bit chalky, but look how bright it is! The brow kit is decent. I used to never do my brows, but now I like to define them a bit. I think if they had a dark kit, that would suit me better. But this does a nice job of defining my brows.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest Target haul! I am very pleased with all of these products. 
:)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Quick Swatch: Essie Absolutely Shore

Hello there! Today I have for you a very quick swatch post. Literally. It's just on my pinky finger! I was in TJ Maxx earlier, and I saw several nail polishes on clearance. There were a bunch of Nicole By OPI polishes, and a few Essie polishes. Absolutely Shore was the only one that I really wanted to have.

I picked up Absolutely Shore for only $3.99 (regular retail price around $7 or $8). This is my first Essie polish, so I wasn't sure what to expect with the formula. This was terribly streaky the first two coats, but the third coat really evened everything out. This is a really pretty, muted sea foam green. I believe this came out for their Resort Collection in 2011, but I could be wrong.





Hope you enjoyed this super short post! Wanted to get this up before I got busy with the new semester! :)