Thursday, October 23, 2014

Links I'm Loving #1

Hey guys!
I want to start up a weekly post all about links that I've read on other sites that I want to share with you guys! The majority of my online reading consists of Forbes, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur, so you'll be getting a lot of business related links, but maybe also some beauty and fashion ones! I know that Cali from CaliJae does this on her blog (I'll link her latest one here) and it's one of my favorite posts that she does, so I thought I'd be a little copycat and start it here too!

6 Keys to Blogging Success

Selena Gomez Shares Her Elaborate Beauty Routine

3 Tips for Boosting Your Content With Expert Interviews

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Why We Blog

So I hope you enjoyed this post! I really want to make this a weekly sort of post, but I won't promise that because we all know how bad I am with sticking to schedules! Let me know if there are other sites/blogs/articles that I should read in the comments!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This or That TAG!

Hey guys!
This TAG was a long time coming because I feel like everyone else did this ages ago! But.... I thought that this would be hella long as there are a ton of questions, but I've been wanting to do a TAG lately and I thought we could make this a quick post by bolding my answers to the questions! 

Blush or Bronzer
Lipgloss or Lipstick
Eyeliner or Mascara
Foundation or Concealer
Neutral or Color Eyeshadow
Pressed or Loose eye shadows
Brushes or Sponges
O.P.I or China Glaze

Long or Short

Acrylic or Natural
Brights or Darks
Flower or No Flower

Perfume or Body Splash

Lotion or Body Butter
Body wash or Soap
LUSH or Other Bath Company (*note: for me, Bath and Body Works)

Jeans or Sweat pants

Long sleeve or Short
Dresses or Skirts
Stripes or Plaid
Flip flops or Sandals
Scarves or Hats
Studs or Dangly Earrings
Necklaces or Bracelets
Heels or Flats
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots
Jacket or Hoodie
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe
Abercombie or Hollister
Saks 5th or Nordstrom

Curly or Straight

Bun or Ponytail
Bobby pins or Butterfly clips
Hair spray or Gel
Long or Short
Light or Dark
Side sweep bangs or Full bangs
Up or Down

Rain or Shine

Summer or Winter
Fall or Spring
Chocolate or Vanilla
East coast or West coast 

So I know that the way that I did it, you don't get explanations for why I chose what I chose, but if you do want explanations, let me know what question you're curious about in the comments and I'll answer them there! Also, I bet a lot of you have already done videos or blog posts on this tag, so link them below so I can watch/read them!


P.S. If you missed my last youtube video, I'll leave it here for you!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birchbox Unboxing October 2014

Hey guys!
I finally have a new video for you! I got my birchbox a little bit earlier this month, and I thought that I'd do an unboxing for you guys! I hope you enjoy it!

Products Received:
Atelier Cologne
Lord & Berry Glitter Eye Pencil
ModelCo Lipstick
Skin and Co Serum
TOCCA Hand Cream

I hope that you enjoyed this video! I'll have an update on the Mary Kay Skincare System later this week, and I'll hopefully be able to get two videos up a week from now on! You can also get yourself a birchbox by clicking here! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

RIP Oscar De La Renta

Unfortunately today, the notable fashion designer, Oscar De La Renta, has passed away. He was 82 years old, and has been battling cancer since 2006. He has dressed some of the most gorgeous brides, first ladies, and celebrities, and recently dressed Amal Alamuddin for her wedding to George Clooney. Oscar De La Renta has always been one of my personal favorite designers because of the way he effortlessly mixed the old with the new. The new world with the old world. It gave a very feminine, yet modern spin on couture. 

To celebrate the life of Oscar De La Renta, I compiled a mini collage of my 9 favorite jewelry and fashion pieces from his line. 

I am so sad to see one of the greatest fashion designers of all time leave, but his impact on fashion will remain for years to come. Let me know which one of the pieces in the collage is your favorite in the comments!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Too Faced Melted Fuchsia Review

Hey guys!
Today, I'm reviewing the Too Faced Melted Fuchsia liquid lipstick! I already reviewed melted berry, so if you'd like to see that review, click here!  This particular melted shade is also included in a set of 4 (along with melted berry, melted nude, and melted peony), and retails for $25! If you'd like to buy the kit, you can click here!  Okay, so let's get into the review!

The packaging on these melted lipsticks are super nice! It is a matte hot pink tube (the tube color corresponds to the shade of lipstick) and the cap and gold stripes on the tube are metallic! The applicator on these lipsticks is a slanted fabric applicator that works pretty well for applying the product, although with a color this bright, the applicator isn't as precise as I'd like it to be. Also, the style of the applicator also makes me worry about the safeness of this product (if you keep it for over a couple months) as theres not a way to really clean the applicator. 

This shade is gorgeous! It seemed sheerer to me than the melted berry shade did, but at the same time it is able to be layered, so you can go from sheer to full opacity! This shade dries to a matte finish and lasted me around 4 hours (lots of talking and drinking, minimal eating), but after 3 hours it started to look like it needed to be reapplied. This is a warmer toned pink, so it can have some issues with making your teeth look unnecessarily yellow, but I didn't notice any problems with that. 

Final Thoughts:
This shade isn't anything particularly new or exciting. But with that being said, this formula is one of the better longer lasting formulas out there because the matte formula sticks to the lips really well. I, personally, wouldn't buy this shade alone because there are similar shades at the drugstore (maybelline shocking coral comes to mind), but because it's in the set, I think that it's a little more justifiable (at least in my mind!)

So I hope you liked this post, don't forget to follow me on bloglovin because the other two shades in the set will be reviewed as soon as possible! I just have to write the Melted Nude post and start testing Melted Peony! Also, let me know if you've tried this particular shade of the Melted Lipsticks and your thoughts on it!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top 9 Fall Scarves!

Hey guys!
I've been doing lots of top 9 posts, and this one is going to be all about scarves! I actually never wear scarves because it never gets cold enough in Hawaii to wear one, but the ones that I picked out are absolutely cute and wonderful!

So my personal favorites are the purple ombre scarf, the knit infinity scarf, and any of the plaid or printed ones! Let me know which scarves are your favorites in the comments, also all of these are shopable, so you can click on the image to be redirected to purchase! ...And don't forget, you can always shop y favorite things in the "shop" section of the blog!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday #4

Hey guys!
So I've missed the last couple throwback thursday posts, but I have one for you today! I have a couple of tutorials from November last year that I wanted to show you guys again, as well as some TAGs! 

1) 4 Step Eyes for a Bold Lip!
I know that bold lips are super in for fall, and I thought that I'd share this post again, because it lets you do really simple eyes quickly! 

2) Sephora Nano Liner in "Pleasant Plum" Review
This is one of my favorite deep, vampy lip shades, and I am definitely going to need to pull this out of my drawer! It's so pretty, and I forgot how good it looks when it's applied!

3) Minimal Eyes and Berry Lips!
I love this makeup look that I did, because the berry lips are pink enough and light enough to be worn during the day! I've been re-creating this look a lot lately, too!

4) Sweater Weather TAG!
I just re-read my answers to this TAG, and all of them are really relevant and are still practically the same a year later! If you haven't read this one yet, I highly recommend it as it's one of my favorite TAGs I've done!

So those are four of my favorite throwback posts! Check them out, and leave me suggestions in the comments for new posts and videos as I'm interested to hear what you'd like to see! Also, don't forget to follow me on bloglovin!