Polyvore Monday: Specialty

I created this ensemble a few weeks ago when I learned the the Dawgs are going to the SEC Championship!!! If I were to go to the game, this is something I would love to wear! I love the pants as the red focal point and keeping the rest of the outfit neutral. Tassels are very popular right now, and I think adding them in as earrings is a really fun way to recognize the trend. I really love the ring – it’s absolutely gorgeous and ties it all together perfectly.
Specialty

 


Alexis off the shoulder ruffle top
$580 – jades24.com

J Brand super skinny jeans
the-dressingroom.com

Allurez rose gold ring
$6,695 – allurez.com

Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings
marissacollections.com

Physicians Formula beauty product
$15 – douglas.de
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Polyvore Monday: Thanksgiving 2017

I really adore the combination of colors in this ensemble. Burgundy is one of my favorite colors, and pairing it with the brown is beautiful and perfect for Thanksgiving. I think the gold jewelry really pulls it all together without being overpowering. Finally, the neutral pink nail polish is the perfect way to top off the look.
Thanksgiving 2017

 

Polyvore Monday: Skies of Gray

This outfit is a bit different for me, but I really like it. It looks like the perfect outfit for a cozy, fall day. I think when mixing colors, it’s really important to keep the neutrals very similar in tone and substance. I love the combination of the pale pink jeans and the dark blue boots and nail polish. The boots are so dark that they’re almost a neutral – I love it!
Skies of Gray

OOTD: Job Interviews

Monday was my first day of work, and I am LOVING my job. I decided to do a post on my interview outfits to celebrate!

I wore almost this exact outfit to my first day of work as well, except I added the black pantyhose below and had some different jewelry on.
Where to find it: 
Dress: TJ Maxx
Heels: Michael Kors
Purse: Coach
Necklace: Kate Spade
Stud earrings: Piercing Pagoda
Knot earrings: Tiffany and Co.
Phone case: Verizon
Engagement ring: Diamonds Direct

Where to find it:
Dress: Belk
Pantyhose: Target
Heels: Michael Kors
Stud earrings: Piercing Pagoda
Knot earrings: Tiffany and Co.
Phone case: Verizon

Beachy Waves for Stubborn Hair

This look has become one of my favorites things to do since getting my hair cut. I’ve always loved the look of waves, but my hair is so thick and heavy that it always reverted back to being straight in a few hours. If those “spray and scrunch” tutorials don’t work for you, you may want to give this a try!

I’ve recently discovered a couple awesome products and a technique to get my waves to stay all day long!

First, I wash my hair twice with shampoo then condition. Right now I am using TRESemeé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner with Marula Oil, but I’ve found what I use for this step doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a product that usually works on my hair.

Once I get out of the shower, I brush through my hair with a wet brush and get all the excess water out.

I don’t always do this step, but sometimes I use L’Oreal Studio Body Builder Mousse to give my hair a little volume in the morning.

I then take a leave-in conditioner and work it into the bottom few inches of my hair. Lately, I’ve been rotating using Ion Color Solutions Intense Leave-in Therapy and eva.nyc Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer.

For the last product, I take Ouai Haircare Wave Spray and spray it throughout my hair, avoiding the roots.

After I’m done with the products, I twist my hair up into a turbo twist and let it dry for about 30 minutes (important to note – I shower at night). I then let my hair air dry until it’s SLIGHTLY damp. This is the most important part for me. If it’s even just a little too wet, the waves will fall out very quickly in the morning.

When my hair is sufficiently dry, I separate my hair down the middle and do a Dutch braid on each side. I then leave the braids in all night – the longer, the better.

In the morning, I leave the braids in while I’m doing my makeup and getting dressed. When I’m just about ready to go, I take the braids out and arrange the waves how I want them. If I really need them to look fresh all day, I use a little hairspray.

I’m loving this hairstyle! What’s your favorite go-to look?

LOTD: October 30, 2017


What I used on my face:
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
Goodskin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner
Revlon ColorStay Foundation (180 Sand Beige)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Medium light)
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
the Balm Hot Mama! Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
Too Faced Candlelight Glow (Rosy Glow – pink side)
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set

What I used on my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Urban Decay NAKED Palette (Buck – buffed in crease, Hustle – all over lid, Darkhorse – in the crease, Creep – blended in outer corner; Sin – inner corner highlight, Virgin – brow bone highlight; Hustle, Darkhorse – smudged under eye)
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer
Clinique High Impact Mascara (Black)

Other products that I used:
Maybelline Brow Pomade (Soft Brown) 
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear – on the brows)
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick (Sell Out)

Nick and Cloe’s Wedding

My cousin is getting married this weekend (I’m so excited!!!), and I think this outfit would be beautiful to wear to a fall wedding. I love the muted color and understated accessories. I’m actually thinking about purchasing this dress!

Nick and Cloe's Wedding

 


Red midi dress
amazon.com

Black high heel sandals
kendall-kylie.com

Prada zipper tote
fashionphile.com

Antique gold jewellery
$2,955 – acsilver.co.uk

Shiny lipstick
violetgrey.com

Review: Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo

Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo has an amazing scent – one of my favorites for a shampoo. I used to be really hesitant to use anything other than Pantene because I thought it was the only thing that worked well on my hair. However, I really enjoyed using this product. I’ve actually gone through two bottles of this shampoo, and I will definitely repurchase it again.

The consistency is a little thinner than Pantene, but it’s not too thin that it’s runny. It also has a very good lather.  It always leaves my hair feeling extremely clean, and the scent lasts all day in my hair. My hair also feels very soft and silky after using this shampoo, and I can definitely tell a difference when I use it.

 

 

Overall: A+

Price: $3.99 at Target

LOTD: October 28, 2017

My thoughts on the products: 

I really enjoyed using this Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation. I got it as a sample from Sephora, and it’s really nice. It applied beautifully with a beauty blender, and the coverage was very good. It’s listed as a “medium-high coverage with a radiant finish.” I think it gives the skin a very natural finish because the face doesn’t look flat, but it doesn’t look overly radiant. The Urban Decay NAKED Palette is one of my all-time favorites. Toasted has always been a color I’ve loved, but this combination was a new one for me. I LOVE it. I will definitely be doing this look a look in the future. This lip combo is also really lovely. The NYX Retractable Liner gives the CoverGirl Lipstick a lot of depth and richness. (Click here to see the lipstick without this lipliner underneath.)

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What I used on my face:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
Goodskin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner
CoverFX Natural Finish Foundation (N40)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Medium light)
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light (Blush – 3. Surreal Glow, Highlighter – 5. Surreal Strobe Light)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

What I used on my eyes:
Laura Mercier Eye Basics (Wheat)
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24hr Eyeshadow (70 Barely Branded)
Urban Decay NAKED Palette (Buck – buffed in crease, Toasted – all over lid, Smog and Hustle – layered in the crease, Sin – inner corner highlight, Virgin – brow bone highlight; Toasted, Hustle – smudged under eye)
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
Clinique High Impact Mascara (Black)

Other products that I used:
Maybelline Brow Pomade (Soft Brown) 
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear – on the brows)
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
NYX Retractable Lip Liner (12 Dark Red)
CoverGirl Lipstick (305 Hot Passion)