Monday, August 18, 2014

July/August Haul

I will be doing an overall back-to-school haul, but for now I will be showing what I got during July and August (mostly tax-free weekend). This haul is quite small and a mix of things, but I am very excited to show you some of the items!

First up is the Benefit POREfessional Primer. I did not go into Sephora with the intentions of buying this or anything other than a palette, but like many shoppers before me I was tricked into buying more because of the cheap, mini products Sephora puts in line. To be quite honest I have wanted a primer and a Benefit product for awhile and since I have heard nothing but great things about this product I decided to give it a try.
Benefit's POREfessional primer

 Can I just say that I do not care how late I may be with buying this Urban Decay Naked3 palette because it is absolutely divine. I have lusted after this since it first came out and I saw it blowing up my Tumblr dashboard and after months I finally bought it. I am not exactly the most adventurous person when it comes to makeup so the dressed up neutrals of this palette are perfect for me. It has everything I could want and need and will work perfectly if I want a subtle day look or a seriously smokey eye. I intend on doing a post and review on the palette itself, so stay tuned if you are on the fence about buying this gorgeous little gem.

Urban Decay Naked3 

I must admit that I have a slight obsession with the way the English dress. I love how everything they put on looks like the ideal mix of rocker, posh, and classic style. One item that I have noticed that is a staple in my favorite English idols' closets is a pair of Chelsea boots. Ideally I wanted a gray suede pair, but after seeing these in H&M on sale I couldn't deny myself from buying these babes. The heel is leather and the base of the boot is suede which makes the boots look a bit more expensive then your typical run of mill H&M shoes.

H&M black Chelsea boot similars

I firmly believe that you can never own too many scarves. Considering that I will be spending winter in the north I think it would be wise for me to stock up on as many scarves as possible. I did not have a lavender one such as this, and with it only being $4 why wouldn't I buy it?

Icing scarf similar

To get ready for Destin I bought this cute H&M bikini top in my favorite shade of burgundy. I loved how the color looked against my skin and I also loved the embellishments on the ties. The H&M site is currently down for maintenance so I will try to link my swimwear later.

The second I saw this H&M bikini bottom I knew I had to have it. Not only does it match my scarf but it also look great with by bikini top. It was definitely a lot skimpier than I would normally wear, but I decided to take a risk and I was pleasantly surprised with the end results.

You may be sick of hearing this, but I'm moving to the north where the winters are brutal, so fleece lined tights are kind of a necessity. 'Nuff said.

Icing Fleece Lined Tights

Thanks for reading! xox

Back to BDA

After 17 years I finally made it back to my birthplace of Bermuda. Although I could not remember ANYTHING about it I was blown away by how beautiful it was, unfortunately, my camera could not due it justice and I ended up recording most of what I saw. There are a few pictures below so feel free to browse them and as always I will try to link what I was wearing or similar items.

On the way to the airport.

The following are images of Shelby Beach.

The top is sold out from New York & Co., Old Navy shorts, vintage bag and glasses.

The other side of the island.

 The next round of pictures are from Horseshoe Bay.

The view from the front yard. 

And my failed attempt of reaping my blog!

I'm Back!

So I apologize for my absence, any of you new college freshman understand what I mean when I say the last few weeks have been hectic getting ready for school. Along with college preparations I went on two trips, one to Bermuda and another to Destin, Florida. In an effort to make up for lost time I will be posting a few posts tonight and hopefully two more this week, because I will be officially moving to Boston on Sunday where I will be starting school! I am overwhelming excited and cannot wait for the new memories I will be making with new friends and a new state! I hope all of you fellow freshman have an excellent year and good luck to all my fellow students in general whether you be in high school or college!

Thanks for reading! xox

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blog Update

Hey guys! Just wanted to say that I am unable to upload pictures at the moment because I am having a camera problem and as soon as I get the new part I will be posting again! Thanks! xox

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July Beauty Favorites

This month has been a bit hectic for me, but these products have definitely made the month go by a bit quicker which I am extremely grateful for!

Maybelline's Fit Me Powder
First up is Maybelline's Fit Me Powder in 355 Coconut. This is the first powder that I have ever experimented with on my own and so far I am pleased with its results. This actually took the place of the Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder that I was desperately searching for but could not find, but for my first powder it got the job done. When I say this I mean that it somehow gave my skin a nice glow, while subduing its normal oiliness. Although I am happy with how my experimental powder turned out I still would LOVE to try a matte powder, so if any of you use it please tell me what you think of it or any other powders you love!

NYX's Green Tea Blotting Paper
My second item is definitely one of my favorite makeup buys of all time, even though it isn't technically makeup (although it does help me look a little more presentable which is greatly appreciated). On a whim, I picked up NYX's Green Tea Blotting Paper and I am very impressed with how much oil it can pick up (sorry if that sounds a bit gross but it is quite true). After a midday nap I woke up to find that my face looked like it had been slathered in Vaseline and with me only having 15 minutes to get to a banquet I was not too keen to the idea of taking everything off only to put it back on again. Thankfully I had these which got rid of my oiliness but kept my makeup intact. They also left me feeling quite refreshed!

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Foaming Milk and Body Wash
I am currently the owner of ten Shea Moisture products, and this Coconut & Hibiscus Foaming Milk and Body Wash  is my favorite of the body products I have by them. Not only does it smell like a fresh mix of tropical and sweet scents, but the texture of it feels absolutely luxurious. I must say that I am a complete sucker for the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus and this wash only encourages my obsession.

Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Next up is my Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara. I often use this particular mascara for a more individualized lash look but I also enjoy layering it with other mascaras for a more dramatic look. Although it was a free gift, I intend on buying the mascara when it runs out. I must say that I am not too fond of the attached lipstick but I believe that the idea of a combined product is a great concept but the color of the lipstick doesn't really suit my skin tone as much as I would like.

Kiss Perfect Curl Eyelash Curler

I was SO incredibly excited when I finally bought this Kiss Perfect Curl Eyelash Curler!  I have wanted an eyelash curler for an extremely long time and after trying this once I couldn't believe I went so long without it! It truly makes my lashes and mascara pop although I must suggest that you heat it up for 15 seconds (and let it cool) for the best results but I think that may work with any lash curler.

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask
Because my job required me to be in chlorine three times a week I was quite paranoid about the damage it could cause even with my regular washings and conditionings so I pulled out an old favorite to protect my hair from any damage. My life saver was this Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask. I would work through a generous amount through my hair after rinsing off after pool time which left my hair feeling soft and moisturized. Even after rinsing it out later it sill made my hair feel like butter which I absolutely loved!

Thanks for reading! xox

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Haul Pt. 2

As promised, I have finally posted the second part of my summer haul! As I was doing this I noticed that I actually purchased a lot more beauty products and school items than I thought so I will be doing a "July Beauty Favorites" and a "School Haul" as well. 

First up is my bar necklace from Forever 21. I have recently fallen in love with bar necklaces and minimalistic jewelry in general so purchasing this was not a hard decision for me at all. To be quite honest I was unaware of the heart cutout until I was at the cash register and was a bit skeptical about it, but it definitely adds a sweet touch to the overall simple necklace. 

F21 necklace

My second necklace from Forever 21 was a bit longer and has a more rockier look which I love because it does add a bit of edge to any outfit I where it with. Aside from the opal necklace I wear everyday it has already become my favorite accessory. I love how the triangles are made out of silver and gold metal and even how the chain seems to be made out of a pewter looking metal because it makes matching metals easier to wear and also makes it appear like a more pricer piece of jewelry. The length of the necklace is also perfect because it does not compete with any other necklaces I might be wearing at the moment.

F21 necklace 

This next piece is a stark contrast to my previous necklace because of its jewels. Although I love the look of layered necklaces sometimes you need to just focus on one major piece or "clear everything out and focus on one thing"(as Travis stated in Clueless). This necklace is such a statement piece I could easily dress up any jeans and tee outfit with it. 

H&M necklace (sold out)

In preparation for school I have spent my summer buying multiple sweaters and wardrobe basics. One basic that I desperately needed was a striped t-shirt and after searching multiple shops both online and in-stores I finally found this H&M tee for under twenty dollars and I am quite excited to see how many different ways I can wear it.

H&M tee

On a whim I also purchased this gold barrette. Unlike some other items in this haul this barrette was not something that I was actively looking for but I simply purchased it while looking at bedspreads at Urban Outfitters. I remember seeing a girl with a similar one in high school and I loved how it contrasted with her auburn hair. If it stood out with her hair I can only imagine how cool it will look in my dark brown curly hair. 

Urban Outfitters barrette

This next item is not only my favorite in this haul, but it is also the only item that will truly help me better myself. After about two years of lusting after them, I finally have a pair of sleek looking Nikes and I could not be happier. I have never been a "sneaker-head" and I rarely believe the hype of performance enhancing sneakers, but I must admit that these feel as good as they look. As silly as it may sound, I truly feel as though these Nikes will motivate me to work out and run more in college. These particular shoes are the Nike Free Run 5.0 and although they may be the most expensive shoes I have ever paid full price for ($108. 56 to be exact), they are extremely worth it. 

Nike Free Run 5.0 trainers

The next haul I will do will be my back-to-school haul which should be an EXTREMELY long one, so please stay tuned!

Thanks for reading! xox