Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mini Fall Fashion Haul!!

Or rather, a mini Forever 21 haul, haha. We're breaking out our winter floor set pretty soon, in honor of the holidays, so I just thought I'd pick up a few bits and pieces for when it starts to get a bit more autumn like here in California!

Military Jacket- Forever 21 ($34.80)

Now, I tried so hard to not buy a military jacket, but honestly, they just look so freaking cute I had to have one in my possession. I particularly like this one because the leather sleeves are just so flattering. It's a bit over sized too, so it's really comfortable, and I think it's so super versatile, like you could wear it over a dress or just with a pair of leggings and a sweater. I think I'll get a lot of wear out of it and it's actually pretty warm, so it'll be perfect for what we call "fall" here in socal- when it gets to be about 65 degrees.

Sweater- Forever 21 ($24.80)

The second thing I picked up was this sweater covered in buffaloes. I know a lot of people probably won't like this print, but I think things with animal silhouettes on them are so adorable. It's also just really comfy and cozy and perfect for lazier days, I can just wear this with a pair of leggings and I'm good to go. It'll also be perfect for days when I'm sitting around at home, chillin and like having a cup of tea or something. And everyone needs to have that one "ugly" sweater, right? It's like a sweater weather essential!!

Beanie- Forever 21 ($2.80)

The last thing I actually bought for a DIY project I'm gonna do soon- but straight up if you're looking for beanies don't waste your time, just go to Forever 21. They're only $2.80!!! I know I'm going to be stocking up on more of these. They're actually pretty good quality and they're really comfy. There's a variety of colors too which is really nice :) 

The last thing I bought was a pair of earrings ($4.80) and I mostly bought these to wear to work. In the fall, when I start to wear more sweaters and scarfs and jackets and such, I really like to have huge studs to just dress my outfit a bit. Anything with pearls, roses, or that's just kind of gaudy somehow ends up in my jewelry box this time of year. 

So that's the end of my little fashion haul, if you guys have bought anything recently that you're really loving I'd love to hear about it! I'm always looking for new places to shop :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Makeup Monday!

So I hate to be negative or critical of things but the time has come in life where I need to be. Well not really, but something has really kind of irked me enough for me to need to be. So today is going to be a product I regret buying :(

I saw these in Target and had heard really good things about the "yes to... whatever" brand so I figured I'd try it, since the travel pack was only like $2.99. 

I just.

The very first thing that I noticed the first time I used these wipes were that they felt really dry coming out of the packaging. And maybe this is just a placebo effect, like maybe they can be dry and still effectively remove makeup; but to me, it really just felt like I was rubbing a dryer sheet on my face. Well, it wasn't quite THAT bad but really. The Sahara.

I suppose they smell alright. They smell like cucumbers and freshness, as wonderfully accurate as that is. It's very much what it says on the packaging, nothing overly aromatic or sweet or fantastic. It kind of just is what it is.

But the worst part is that they actually don't seem to do all that good of a job removing makeup. I mean, it'll take my eyeshadow off alright, but my mascara and especially my eyeliner kind of just end up all over my face, and by that I mean smudged under my eyes.

I just feel like when it comes to facial wipes these really aren't worth the money (not even the $2.99) because in all honesty, a kleenex and some mosturizer would probably remove your makeup better and feel nicer on your skin then these do.

I dunno, has anyone else had a better experience with these?