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Sunday, June 28, 2015

OOTD #10: Ed Sheeran Edition!!

flannel // Urban Outfitters
shirt // forever 21
bralette // American Eagle
jeans // American Eagle
shoes // Nike

I've got a quick mini post for you guys today!! I got the chance to see Ed Sheeran live in LA a few nights ago!! He was so incredible, I always knew he was a talented artist, but I had no idea that his entire show is just him his guitar, and his loop pedal. It's phenomenal. I stayed pretty casual and wore cropped jeans (which didn't show up in my picture), nikes, and a flannel, as it was an outdoor show and I wanted something a little warmer :) 


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ipsy Roundup!! (May+June)

Hey guys! I hope you're all doing well. I missed last month's Ipsy bag, so I thought I would just throw it in with this month's. Better late than never, right? :) Lately, I've been really impressed with the quality of the Ipsy bags- I've started seeing more higher-end products and well-known brands being sampled in them, and that's been super exciting.

We'll go ahead and start with this month's first.


1) It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil ($24)- While I am ALWAYS more than excited to receive a brow product, I didn't find myself instantly in love with this one. It may be because I'm a recent pomade convert, but this pencil just didn't give me the strong brow that I was hoping for. Additionally, even though the color is described as "universal" I felt like it was just a little too light for my black eyebrows. All in all, I think this would be an awesome product for someone who likes a more natural brow, but for right now, I'm gonna put it aside. We'll see, I do have a tendency to come back for Ipsy products later!


2) Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36 for a full size)- I had tried the hydrating primer from Smashbox in the past and ADORED it, so I was very happy to see a sample of the regular primer in my Ipsy bag. It's timing was impeccable as well; I recently got to thinking that I really should be using a primer with my foundation, instead of just slapping it on my bare skin while I was barely awake at 7:30 in the morning. It is quite a small sample, but I know I already love the brand, so it's just nice to have!!


3) BioRepublic Sheet Mask Trio ($14.95)- I love sheet masks!!! They're so refreshing and lovely. I haven't had the opportunity to try these ones out, but I love that they sent one of each, and they look promising! I'll be sure to let you know how I get on with them!!


4) Formula X Nail Polish in the shade Power Source ($10.50 for a full size)- This is a hot coral shade, which is super fun for this time of year, though not something I would typically go for! I did only receive a mini, but for this particular shade, that's completely fine with me- I never seem to get through all my nail polish anyway!!


5) tre'StiQue Color and Smudge Shadow Crayon in the shade Marimoto Pink Pearl ($26 for a full size)- First of all, this has to be some of the cutest packaging I've ever seen in my life. When I first pulled it out of my Ipsy bag, I was so tripped out! You pull off the "pencil" top to reveal the shadow stick underneath. The shade is described as a nude pink shimmer, but I would definitely call it more of a champagne. It's very subtle, but is really creamy to apply. I think I'll definitely be getting a lot of use out of this, it's such a great color for everyday wear!


And a quick shot of my May bag! Sorry :(


This physical bag was definitely one of my all time favorites I've ever received from Ipsy, and it now lives in my purse. I was sent Urban Decay Lip Pencil (sample size, full size $16), an eyeliner from BellaPierre ($6.99) which I actually spoke about in my May favorites (post here!), a pixi bronzer (which I don't believe you can buy individually), a brush from Luxi beauty ($12), and a BB cream from Cotz ($19.99 for a full size).

And that was it!! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I'll be back to talk to you real soon!

Much love, stay beautiful!
- Whitney

Thursday, June 18, 2015

OOTD #9


 

 dress // Charlotte Russe
vest // forever 21
shoes // topshop
purse // forever 21

Hey guys! I hope you're having an amazing day! As we move into the summer, I've been much more into wearing lighter shades- whites in particular. I saw this shirt dress in Charlotte Russe and thought it was such a good staple. Paired with a white bag it's a perfect casual summer outfit, or you can throw a vest over it and dress it up a bit.

I'm especially in love with this little white purse as well- I love the structured shape of it and I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of it. 

Stay beautiful!
- Whitney

Monday, June 15, 2015

(Belated) May Favorites!!!

Hello all!! I've barely had a chance to post these last few months- I've been so busy! The good news is, I have some very exciting prospects as we move into July, so hopefully I'll be able to fill you in on those soon!! In the meantime, I figured I might as well still do my May favorites- better late than never, right? In the summer I do tend to get very lazy with my makeup routine, so I've almost been using just these five products exclusively.


1) e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette in the color California ($10)- Wow, I picked up this palette in my last drugstore haul, and I am absolutely in love with it. Every single shade is perfect for everyday wear- and applied over a primer, they are pretty long lasting as well. I like applying them wet, because I feel like that's when you get the most pigmentation. I think it's rare that you find a palette where you could wear any shade on any given day- which is why this palette has seen use every day over the last month.


2) City Color Be Matte Lipstick in the shade Cappucino ($4.99)- This was one of those lipsticks I had but never particularly used, until the other day when I realized the shade was exactly what I was looking for this time of year. It is matte so it is pretty drying when you apply it, but I think for the price point it's a steal. The color is super wearable; a browner rose tone, and perfect for that bronzed kind of look people tend to go for during the summer :)


 3) Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in the shade Chocolate ($30)- I absolutely love this bronzer. If you take it in the hollows your cheeks, it's the perfect shade for contouring, but if you brush it along your forhead or around your temples, it warms up your skin tone. Every once in awhile, I think I should probably try other bronzers, but then I figure, if it isn't broken, why fix it?


4) bellapierre Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in the shade Ebony ($14.99)- I received this product in last month's Ipsy bag, and I've fallen in love with it. I love black pencil eyeliners, and this one is gentle enough to use on my waterline without irritating it. I'm not sure that I like it quite as much as the Too Faced eyeliner, but I think for the price it's an excellent dupe!


5) NYX Tame and Frame Tinted Brow Pomade in the shade Black ($6.99)- With this product, I can honestly say doing my eyebrows has become one of my favorite parts of my day (as if it wasn't before). But honestly, I just love how easy it is and how strong my brow is when I'm finished- it gives me such a confidence boost! I think for that price this product is unbeatable. Definitely takes the cake for this month's absolute favorite.


Alright guys, that's it for me today!! What have you guys been loving lately? Be sure to let me know in the comments! :) Until next time, stay beautiful!!

- Whitney

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