Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bikini Haul!

Hi guys!
So your Thursday Challenge for the Stylish Summer Challenge is to treat yourself to a new Bikini! I thought that it would be fun to share what I picked up the other day from Target to help inspire you! I think all of these should be available at your local target, but I'll link them below too!






Set 1: 
Strappy Back Bralette Bikini Top ($15)
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Grey Mesh Hipster Bikini Bottom ($15)

I love this set because the bikini top fits sort of like a sports bra, so it's super supportive and great for exercising! The bottoms are subtly sexy with the mesh panels on the side, but it has enough coverage and isn't too skimpy. 





Set 2:
Black Flounce Bralette Bikini Top ($15)
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Hipster Bikini Bottom ($15)

The top that I chose in this set is super cute because it has the ruffle detailing and the cross back. It is hard to tie yourself, though, so I would have a friend on hand to help you! The bottoms are also really cute because they have the ruching on the butt. It may seem weird, but it's super flattering!

I wore set one to my friend's pool before and loved it, but I haven't had time to try set two yet! Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments, and don't forget to join the Stylish Summer Challenge!
-Sisi
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sephora Gift Card Giveaway!

Hi guys!
So I'm sooooo sorry, but I didn't get a chance to film an exercise of the week video... I will definitely try to get it up sometime later this week, but if I don't, just think of this week as your rest week ;) Like I promised, we're doing another giveaway this week! It's going to be for a $15 Sephora E-Gift Card!

How to Enter:
Use the widget down below! The only stipulation is that you are a member of the challenge! If by chance you live in a country without a Sephora (*gasp!*) and you win, I'll email you and we'll work out some other form of reward!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stylish Summer Week 5 Schedule


Hi guys! We're over half way through the Stylish Summer Challenge and I hope you've been loving it! As a special treat, there's a giveaway at the end of this post, so read all the way through!

Monday: Write 5 Things You're Proud of Accomplishing!
You guys have kicked ass these past four weeks, and you have a lot to be proud of! Make a list of five accomplishments, big or small, and share it on Social Media! Check my Facebook Page on Monday to see my list! 

Tuesday: Exercise with a Buddy!
You can go to a group fitness class or you can just go on a walk with a friend! Everything's better with a friend, and exercising together will re-inspire you and push you harder!


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Wednesday: Go Vegetarian for the Day!
There are so many benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, and you're going to feel them all today! Also, if you need a good recipe, you can check out some of my favorite juices here and an acai bowl recipe here! 

Thursday: Treat Yourself to a New Bikini!
You've been working so hard during this challenge, and it's time for you treat yo self! I recently got two new sets from Target that I'll be sharing on the blog sometime this week! Your new bikinis don't have to be fancy or expensive as long as you feel fabulous in it!


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Friday: Post Your #OOTN With #StylishSummer
When you go out on Friday night, snap a picture of your outfit! I bet you'll look fierce and fabulous! Post it with the hashtag #StylishSummer so I can see all of you beauties! I can even post some of your pics on the blog if you want me to :)

Saturday/Sunday: Try Contouring!
Contouring is a skill every girl should know! If you aren't already good at contouring, try practicing! I'll try post a contouring tutorial sometime this week for you guys!

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Playing With My Camera (Bronze Makeup Tutorial)

Hi guys!
The other day, I came home from work and I was really digging the makeup I had done! I used a heavier hand with the bronzer and a different blush than usual, and I was really loving it, so I decided to snap a few pictures. The only problem was that it was late at night, and the flash on my camera makes me look crazy most times! So I started to play with the settings and this is what I got! Obviously natural lighting would have been 100% better (and in hindsight, I should've put on a lipstick), but I thought I'd share anyways!


Face:

As usual, I used my all time favorite foundation and concealer combo: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. I filled in my eyebrows with the Sumita Eyebrow Pencil, which I've been really loving lately! Like I said earlier, I went heavy with the bronzer! I first took my Jouer Mattifying Bronzer all over my face, paying lots of attention to the high planes (cheekbones, nose, chin, forehead) and also along the perimeter of my face. I then took my Anastasia Contour Kit and used the medium bronze shade as a light contour under my cheekbones and around the temples! Lastly, I took my MAC Blush in Immortal Flower (it was limited edition, but any light peachy color will work) and applied it somewhat heavily to the apples of my cheeks!

Eyes:

I took the brown shade called Reign from the Urban Decay Vice 3 all over my eyelids and blended it up into the crease. I also took that same shade on an angled brush under my lower lashline. I then took the shade Truth from the same palette under the browbones. I used the Bobbi Brown Sepia Eyeliner on the upper lashlines and followed it up by curling my lashes and using my Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant mascara (you can read a review of that mascara here!)

Lips:

In the picture, I'm not wearing anything on my lips, but in real life I wore the Elf Moisturizing Lipstick in Ravishing Rose. I wore that shade to Prom (you can see pics of my prom by clicking here) and it's become my favorite (and most worn) shade of the moment!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I promise that I'll take better pics next time! Also, if you haven't seen your Stylish Summer Challenge posts, you can click here to see them all! And don't forget to register below because I'm running a giveaway next week! Any guesses on what the prize is?

-Sisi
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My Week on Instagram #2

Hi guys!
I got such positive feedback from my last My Week on Instagram post (which you can read here), and I decided to do another one today because this past week I posted a fair bit! 

Sunday

Last Sunday was Mother's Day, so I posted a little throwback with me and mom!


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Monday
On Monday, one of my friends had a "thank god AP exams are over" party, where I proceeded to take this selfie!



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Thursday
I did a little throwback thursday type post with one of my senior portrait outtakes! 



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Friday
On Friday, all of my family got together to celebrate me making my college choice and my brother getting into a study abroad program!



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Saturday
I was slightly proud of my makeup on Saturday when I was at work, and I decided to snap a selfie in the break room!



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I hope you guys enjoyed this post! If you want to see more snippets of my life, follow me @miss_sienna on instagram! Also, leave me a comment letting me know if you love or hate these types of posts because I'd love to do more of them (if they're something you'd like to see!)

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Ab Bustin Plank Routine! #StylishSummer

Hi guys!
We're halfway through the Stylish Summer Challenge, and if you haven't seen your Week 4 Schedule yet, click here! For your exercise video this week, I did a mini ab routine that will BURN! 




The Routine:
Front Plank 
Side Plank
Front Plank
Other Side Plank
Front Plank
Back Plank

Take a break, then repeat it 2 more times!


I personally like to hold each plank for around 30 seconds, but work with what you're comfortable with! In the video, I did it for 10 seconds!


If you try out this routine, let me know using the hashtag #StylishSummer! Also, if you aren't already a Stylish Summer member, go ahead and sign up below! It's definitely not too late, and you'll be able to enter some amazing giveaways coming soon!



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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Stylish Summer Week 4 Schedule!



We're halfway through the Stylish Summer Challenge and you guys are INCREDIBLE! This week's challenges are so much fun and I know you'll love them!

Monday: Check in With a Friend!
It's the halfway point, and you might be losing motivation. Don't worry, though, get a friend to join this challenge with you so you can motivate each other! 

Your workout move comes out today! Click here to watch it! We're doing an intense PLANK SERIES this week!


Tuesday: Yoga!

I'm obsessed with yoga because it's so relaxing! It's also perfect to get you in summer shape because it forces you to stretch and utilize muscles that you didn't even know you have!

Wednesday: Dairy Free Day!
Let's call this a "mini cleanse". Dairy causes some intense symptoms in lots of people whether it's from lactose intolerance or just because of the hormones in it. Go dairy free for a day (or a week if you're committed) and see how your energy levels change!


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Thursday: Statement Jewelry!
I love statement jewelry for summer whether it's a killer pair of mirrored sunglasses or a large bracelet! Wear something big and werk!

Friday: Go Social Media Free!
Okay, so this one's a bit of a stretch, but if you can't go completely social media free, at least be aware of how often you check everything! And please try to keep the phone down while having conversations with people! 

Saturday/Sunday: Be a BRONZE GODDESS!
I'm obsessed with bronzer for the summer (and I'm quite heavy handed with it!) I'll be posting a bronze goddess makeup tutorial sometime this week, so stay on the look out for that! Also, tweet your bronze goddess selfies using the hashtag #StylishSummer!

You guys are seriously the most inspiring group of women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, and you are going to kick butt this week! Let's chat! Leave a comment below about anything and I'd love to reply! (And if you haven't joined the challenge yet, what are you waiting for?)


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Essie Nail Polish Giveaway Winner!

Hi guys!
I just picked a winner for the Essie Nail Polish Giveaway, and it's Juliana! Juliana, I already sent you an email, and for the rest of you, don't worry! There's going to be another giveaway next week!
-Sisi

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sand and Sea Makeup Tutorial #StylishSummer

Hey guys!
I hope you've been enjoying the Stylish Summer Challenge! I've been loving all of your comments and tweets! It's been a long time since I've done a makeup tutorial, and I have a summery one inspired by the sand and sea of the ocean for you today!




Products Used:
*Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous
Bare Minerals Foundation
Sumita Eyebrow Pencil
Urban Decay Vice 3
MAC Waveline Fluidline
Sephora Eyelash Curler
*Aristry Mascara
Jouer Mattifying Bronzer
Cindy Lou-Manizer
*Covergirl Ready Sophisticated Sable Blush Trio
Cargo Route 66 Lipgloss

So I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial! If you did, please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe! Also, don't forget to enter the Essie Nail Polish Giveaway by using the widget down below!