Farewell Favorites 2014

I have majorly slacked off in my posting for December! Between visiting family out-of-town and all the sickness that’s been going around, it’s been a busy month but, nearly fictional in existence considering how fast it’s flown by. However, I’m … Continue reading

Love Pink: Top Four

As the admirable Audrey Hepburn once put it, “I believe in pink…” I’ve said before that I never used to be much of a pink lover. However, I’ve made exceptions over the past few years to include a wider range … Continue reading

Mini Haul Feat. BH Cosmetics & MAC

So, I didn’t go hog wild and spend a ton of money on this stuff ( I order it over the last few weeks) but, I got a few things I’ve had on my list since last year! I’m pretty … Continue reading

Lippie Splurge

My husband recently gave a speech and highlighted within it that most people tend to buy things when they’re anxious. I’m even like that, to an extent. Sometimes more than others.

It seems like, to me, that, every month, the week before Aunt Flo comes to visit, I have a psychotic (probably unreasonably real) pregnancy scare. You know, the whole, “Oh my gah, I might be pregnant!” feeling, right? Most women have had it. During that time, I tend to buy things (mostly makeup) in hopes of…well, I don’t exactly know. It’s not like the prettier I make myself the less pregnant I would be but, nevertheless, it’s a legitimate concern I’d say; especially, since I am currently unable to take any form of hormonal birth control.

Anyway, I was in Target on Thursday getting some baby needs (diapers, teething crackers…etc) for our 7 month old and ended up with not only my necessity items but, 4 different lip colors I felt like I couldn’t live without. Plus, the words “new” and “sale” in the same aisle is a dangerous duo for any female.

Below, I’ve linked, labeled, and swatched (hand & lips) the purchases I made. Enjoy ­čÖé

Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in “Bellini”

This is pretty much the perfect peachy, nude color on it’s own but, I think it’d look great layered over a matte, nude lipstick; like, Revlon’s “Nude Attitude”.

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Full-On

I don’t have much time to post today as I am headed out to a very anxiety-inducing doctor’s appointment. However, I wanted to share with you guys my first full-on vamp makeup look with the darkest lipstick I have ever owned.

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I went for a satin finish on my eyes and a winged out, black eyeliner. I didn’t want to get too gothic with the look so I skipped applying any eyeliner on my waterline and instead used a bit of the Urban Decay color “Smog” under my bottom lashes. I also used a purplish, light colored blush to balance out my face and bring color too my cheeks without over powering the main focus of the makeup– the lipstick!

I picked up this shade the other day. It is part if the Revlon Super Lustrous line (which you guys know I love) in the color “Black Cherry”. This is my first time wearing it out and, although bold, I think it gives the perfect complement to the overall look. If it were summer I’d just put on a semi-sheer gloss and run out but, since it’s fall (even though today is another 80 degrees) I incorporated the darker color to set the mood.

In order to tone up my face and seem more “approachable” while wearing this eccentric color, I paired it with a white oxford button up, dark boot cut denims, and wedges.

Hope you guys like it! Have a great day and leave any comments or questions below– I love hearing from you!

Anniversary Dinner: What I’m Wearing

So, I have recently been a bit out of it and not around on the blog so much. I have had a kid go back to school, a kid’s party, my husband’s crazy ex to contend with, and I got my wisdom teeth removed this week; all four at once! While I am sitting around with a swollen chipmunk face, I thought I’d show you guys what I plan on wearing for my 2nd wedding anniversary dinner next week.

Last year, our 1st anniversary, I was pregnant and all I wanted to eat was bagels. We had to buy a new car and that also limited our options on vacations because we then had a car payment. Therefore, we opted for a “staycation”. It was really fun and we got to experience a lot of new things around our town that we normally would’ve put off. But, this year, I wanted it to be a bit more romantic; even though our little one is only 6 months old and can’t be left long without an ample supply of breast milk…etc. We have never left him overnight before.

We are going to stay at a bed and breakfast on campus at one of the most beautiful colleges in eastern NC. And, although B&B’s are kind of an old-fashion novelty, I wanted my outfit to remain sophisticated, young, and on trend… Not to mention, in budget!

l┬áHere (above) you see that I opted for a simple LBD (little black dress) which I picked up for $25 at Target. It’s very figure flattering and slightly a-lined, with pleats falling right above the knee, so that it floats away from the body and creates a really nice, playful look. It can be dressed up or down very easily!

I also got a┬ágreat┬ádeal on the Baroque wedges– $40 in the clearance section at Aldo.com! The Sally Hansen┬ánail polish in the color “Slick Slate” is something I have had in my stash for quite a while. It’s a great fall color and, even though you might think it’s a tad drab for this outfit, I’m gonna spice it up with…

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This lipstick was an impulsive drug store purchase…AKA, I was walking around CVS and my prescriptions weren’t done being prepared so I got “lost” in the makeup section. It’s from the┬áLoreal Color Riche Caresse line in the color “Fiery Veil”. Never in my life did I think I would pick out an orange lipstick that reminded me of my grandmother in a good way! I’m thinking of possibly doing a gold shimmery, smokey eye (perhaps, MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow) with this that isn’t too over-powering of the whole look and then accessorize with elements of gold.

The shoes and the lipstick are so colorful that I want to throw in neutral elements that will blend well with the black dress and not just look like I got dressed drunk and in the dark at a Gatsby party.

Any suggestions?