Fall lip colors

With the fall season finally here, I have purchased two fall lip colors. Normally in the fall, I have always stuck to reds, but I have been loving two new colors.  Mac’s Lingering Kiss (top photo) which is from their A Novel Romance collection and also a new find from Bite Beauty’s new Matte Creme lip crayon in Cognac(bottom photo). I have taken a picture with both colors on and swatched them next to each other.   Enjoy!

New clothing buys

Over the past few weeks, I have made a few purchases at some really good sales, and some not so great sales, but I felt that I had to have the item. You know…immediate gratification and all. In the pictures, the black and white dress and the brown multi-colored dress are both from Lane Bryant. Lane Bryant has been having a great clearance sale while they prepare their inventory for fall. The black and white dress is actually from the Lane Collection which is now called 6th & Lane. I purchased both of these dresses for under $25 each.

The black skirt with LONG slits on both sides and the Love Never Fades tee are from Old Navy. I love Old Navy and had not been in there all summer. The skirt was $29.99, and I believe the tee was $16.99. The skirt was a little pricey, but I thought it would be a great addition to my wardrobe and I have worn it quite a bit since I purchased it. I’m really going to miss the summer. I am always most comfortable in my clothes during the summer, so here comes my challenging time which is fall.

Talk to you all soon!

August Favorites

Here are my beauty favorites for the month of August (late I know).

1.  Tarte Amazonian Clay full coverage airbrush foundation.  The color that I use of this is Rich Sand.  I bought this last summer and fell in love with it, but didn’t use it much in the winter since my skin was a little dryer.  I really love buffing this in with the buffing brush that is sold for it. 

2.  Nyx blush in dessert rose.  I am a little bit blush crazy so I have a ton to choose from.  This one is so pretty on.  I just dab my brush in it a little bit since it is so pigmented and lightly brush it on my cheeks.  It gives me a perfect flush. 

3. Anastasia Amreezy eye shadow pallet – Ack!  These colors are so beautiful, I can’t stand it.  I am obsessed. As you have previous read, this is a brand new buy and I have worn colors in this pallet every day in August. I have not worn the darker colors much, but I’m sure I will be using them in the fall.

4.  Bobby Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Beach honey – I use this as a base for my eye shadow although it is very pretty on its own. 

5.  YSL Volupte in Sheer Candy – This is just so moisturizing and gives me the perfect ting of red on my lips.  It has been my go to all summer long, really. I never have to worry about being to heavy handed with it.

6.  I did not include this in the picture above for some odd reason, but the nail polish combination of Deborah Lippman’s Boom Boom Pow and Butter London’s Tea with the queen is the only thing I had on my nails this August.  I will have to take a picture and post it as a nail of the day, but I can’t get over how in love I am of these two.

Talk to you all soon.

New Purchase – Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy eyeshadow pallet

Yes, I had to do it. I was watching one of my favorite youtubers this morning and she was showing this pallet in her video and I just had to have it. Honestly, I don’t own a pallet with these colors in it. Most of my pallets are neutral, but I wanted this one specifically for the caramel and morocco colors. They are beautiful. I have included swatches in the picture. When I first saw the color Iridescent purple, it reminded me of my Urban Decay color Asphyxia. I will have to swatch these colors next to each other to see how or if they are very different. After swatching Iridescent purple, I think Asphyxia may be brighter, but we will see. I can’t wait to try a few one of two shadow looks with these colors. Since, I did not buy myself a birthday gift last week, I will use that as my excuse for this purchase!

Talk to you all soon.

National Lipstick Day 2014

I was reminded via Bobbi Brown Cosmetic’s twitter that it was National Lipstick Day.  I don’t own a lipstick by her makeup line, but I hope to remedy that someday with those beautiful art sticks, but here is what I am wearing today.  Josie Maran’s Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating lipstick in Berry Bliss. This is one of my favorites because I can just slather it on and it never gets to heavy.

Calvin Klein Skirt (OOTD)

I bought a new skirt from Belk for 60% off this weekend.  I originally planned on wearing this skirt as a dress because it’s so long, so I figured that people may not know the difference.  I changed my mind this morning after I found a pretty yellow flower necklace at Charming Charlies.  So, I decided to wear a yellow tank and a white, knit shrug jacket instead.   I got the shrug from Belk at 75% off.  I was out getting bargains last Friday.  Anyway, here is today’s work attire.

Feeling blue (OOTD)

This shirt is so summery with all of the blues, greens and yellows in it. I don’t wear it nearly enough. This is the first time pairing it with blue pants since I normally wear it with yellow ones, but it was screaming to be worn this morning as I was going through my closet this morning looking for something to wear. These colors has definitely perked me up for the day ahead.

I also got a new nail polish yesterday, actually six new nail polishes, but this blue was a great pairing to pull the entire ensemble together along with the white and gold accessories. I don’t think I have ever had a wet and wild polish before, but after three coats, this color is beautiful. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Talk to you all later.

Skater Dress

I am loving this blue and white skater dress from Lane Bryant. This morning, I was running a little late and needed to throw on something quickly for work so here I am along with a few items that I am loving recently. The dress has pockets which definitely comes in handy when I am walking around the office.

Oh, I recently purchased a new Dior Fluid stick. I really like it. It does not feel extremely glossy, but it gives a decent shine. It is somewhat like a stain, but it does not last as long as a matte lipstick such as Ruby Woo, but it lasts a decent amount of time. I wore it all morning and it didn’t fade until lunch. I am loving my Anastasia brow wiz. I completely underestimated the power of filling in my brows. I don’t think I will ever go back to not doing that.

OOTD Info:
Striped Skater Dress from Lane Bryant $74.95
Black Nine West Sandals $39.99
Kate Spade Silver bow bracelet $19.00
Love Necklace – Gift from a friend

Talk to you all soon!

Black and White Hi-Lo Dress

I woke up feeling all pretty and girly this morning, so I decided to finally wear my last new dress that I purchased a while ago. It is a black and white hi-lo dress from Lane Bryant. It can be worn with the optional straps or strapless. I decided to add the straps since it was pretty early in the morning and I wasn’t doing much but running errands and of course heading out to the malls. Originally, I envisioned myself wearing this with a bright yellow shrug and yellow wedge sandals, but I could never find the shrug and just got tired of staring at the beauty in my closet.

So, I threw it on along with a few silver accessories and silver thong sandals to further casual it down, and off I went. I made sure to use my Bathina body balm by Benefit so that I could be a bronzed goddess. I felt beautiful. The weather was perfect for it. It was about 75 degrees, sunny, with a slight breeze.

So, here are the pictures of my lovely outfit this morning, along with a picture of some Kate Spade heels that I would have liked to wear with it if I could manage to walk in a heel that high that isn’t a wedge.

My make up was pretty much the same that I wore for yesterday’s barbecue. I think it is becoming my summer look. Let me know your thoughts. I am truly enjoying wearing dresses for the first time in my life.

Talk to you all soon!

Obsessed with black and white

This summer, I have been wearing mostly black and white.  I have been absolutely obsessed with it.  I’m thinking of doing a photo look book with all the black and white items that I have purchased.  I have another Maxi dress that I bought that it black and white stripes, but I have not worn it yet because I would love to wear a yellow shrug with it.  I’m having a hard time finding one because I want it to be a bright yellow!  No dull colors for me when I need that pop.  

Gold is also slowly finding its way back into my accessory line up.  I have always enjoyed silver more, but when rose gold became so popular, I thought the pink tint made it so much better.  Silver is still my preference, but with my black and white wardrobe, I have been added a little gold here and there for a little something special! 

I can’t wait to take pictures of it all.  Image